David Emery

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David Emery
Born 1883
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 30–31)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Bratticeman

Early Life


About Oct 1883 or 1884


John McKenzie Emery married Annie Elliott, 1 Nov 1876, Pictou.
John was a miner.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • William S. Emery (1879-) (William was also in Hillcrest)
  • Maggie Emery (1881-)
  • David L. Emery (1883-)
  • Jessie Emery (1884-) (wife of Fred Bingham)
  • Elizabeth Emery (1887-)
  • George A. Emery (1892-) (George was also in Hillcrest)
  • Hugh E. Emery (1893-)
  • Mary J. Emery (1896-)
  • Ina B. Emery (1901-)



Census Records

1891 Westville, Nova Scotia, age 8
1901 Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, age 18
1911 Ballant St. Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, age 28, occupation miner

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Cemetery records show that he was buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest but his body was buried in Westville, Nova Scotia.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E Contact: Mother, Westville, Nova Scotia (Mrs. J. Emery)

Interesting Facts

David's brother-in-law, Fred Bingham was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Fred's body was also sent back to Nova Scotia accompanied by his brother William Emery.

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