David J. Walker

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David J. Walker
Born 1879
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 34–35)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner
Religion Roman Catholic (1911 census)

Early Life


Abut 1879 at George's River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Alexander and Annie Walker

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Walker
  • Donald J. Walker
  • Mary Ann Walker
  • Neil Walker
  • John Michael Walker
  • Cassie or Carrie B. Walker
  • Teresa Walker
  • Sarah Walker
  • Sarah Walker
  • Dan Walker
  • Margaret Walker
  • Agnes Walker


David J. Walker married Virginia McNeil about 1905.


  • Pansey Walker (1907- Nova Scotia) (Sister Penelope Walker - "Marie Agatha")
  • Alexander Walker (1908- Nova Scotia)
  • Annie Walker (1909- Nova Scotia) (Sister Agnes Walker - "Mary Dunstan")
  • Dothy Walker (1910- Alberta) (Sister Dorthy Walker - "Dorothy Clare")
  • Margaret Walker
  • Donald Walker

Census Records

1881 Balls Creek, Cape Breton, age 2 (name Donald J)
1891 Leitches Creek, Cape Breton, age 13 (name John)
1901 George's River, Cape Breton, age 22 (born 22 Dec 1878), occupation Farmer's son
1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 31, born Dec 1879,

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.
Gravestone: / [Missing] / of my husband / Donald J. / Walker / 1879-1914

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Virginia Walker, widow, married John Bona, 6 March 1916 at Glace Bay,
John Bona died Apr 23, 1923, age 43, at New Waterford, Cape Breton. He died from a fracture dislocation of the spine from a fall in a coal mine 9 year previously.
Virginia Walker Bona married George Petrie.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

John Walker, David John Walker, Donald John Walker

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