Arthur Padgett

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Arthur Padgett
Born 1891
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

The following is most likely Arthur, but not positive.

Early Life


1891 Worsborough, West Riding, Yorkshire.
We think this is the correct family and Arthur, however his age varies. In 1911 in England, he was 18, in 1911 on ships manifest he was 22, and in 1914 he was 23. He was listed as born between 1889 and 1893.


William Padgett married Rose Marion Smith, 1/4 1891 in registration district of Barnsley. Father, William, was born at Elston, Nottinghamshire.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Arthur Padgett
  • Herbert Padgett
  • George Padgett
  • Albert Padgett



Census Records

1901 Worsbro' Bridge, Worsborough, West Riding Yorkshire, age 8, born Barnsley, Yorkshire
1911 Westbro Bridge, Yorkshire, age 18, single, occupation: pony driver underground, born Wosbro

Immigration to Canada

1911 Ship Tunisian, age 22, single, Church of England, occupation miner, going to Frank, Alberta. (age should be 18)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Arthur is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E


Mother: Mrs. S. Padgett, North Anston, Sheffield [North Anston is in Yorkshire]

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Interesting Facts

Arthur was on the same ship in 1911 as Fred Padgett but they were not brothers. They applied for tickets together so perhaps they were cousins?
Arthur's father was William born Elston, Nottinghamshire, Fred's father was Frederick born Elston, Nottinghamshire.
Arthur was on a Bellevue scrub football team as goalie June 9, 1911, but in 1913 he was living in Burmis.

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