Charles Sydney Charles

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Charles Sydney Charles
Born 1891
Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales 1/4 1891, baptised 12 April, Wrexham, Denbighshire of 2 Park St., Rhosddu.


Charles Charles married Frances Minshall at Shrewsbury, Atcham, Shropshire, 29 Aug 1888

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Charles Sydney Charles
  • Frances Mary Charles
  • Gwendoline Jane Charles
  • Edward Rupert Charles
  • Walter Minshall Charles
  • Hugh Albert Charles
  • Hector Charles



Census Records

  • 1891 Rhosddn, Denbigh, Wales, age 1
  • 1901 Gobowen, Shropshire, England, age 10

Immigration to Canada

1911 Ship Lusitania from Liverpool, age 20, male, single, born Corexham [Wrexham], Wales, going to Spokane, Washington, USA.



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Charles is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule C


Mother: Globowen, Salop, Wales

Interesting Facts

Charles had a tattoo on his right arm, a fresh complexion, grey eyes and 5'7" tall.

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