|Deo [David] Thomas|
Washington State, USA
1914 (aged 28–29)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Religion||Methodist (from 1911 census)|
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- 1 Early Life
- 2 Marriage
- 3 Census Records
- 4 Immigration to Canada
- 5 Occupation in 1914
- 6 Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
- 7 Cemetery
- 8 After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
- 9 Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
- 10 Interesting Facts
Born in 1885 according to official list and 1913 accident report.
David and Anna Thomas - both from Wales - David in 1900 was a coal miner in Montana.
David was a widower in 1910.
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- David Jr. (b. 1885) Washington
- George (b. 1886) Washington
- Jotham (b. 1888) Washington
- Thomas (b. 1890) Montana
- Edward (b. 1893) Montana
- Richard (b. 1898) Montana
1900 Park, Alridge, Montana, David age 15, b. Washington, occupation Driver (coal)
1910 Valley School, Montana - father David living there, 2 brothers nearby but not David or Deo.
David Jr's brother Edward was a Driver in a Coal Mine.
1911 Hillcrest, Deo, single, boarder, age 32, came from USA in 1904.
[Deo did not give this information himself - probably his landlady. He was not English, rather Welsh or American, he was not 32 but 26.]
Immigration to Canada
1904 from 1911 census
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Deo is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Parents: 308 West Copper St., Butte Montana David, D.O.
Nov 11, 1913, Deo Thomas of Hillcrest Colleries, age 28, Driver Boss, was crushed by a derailed car against a prop; skull fractured (information from Mantrip)
In 1911 census Deo is boarding with James S. Quigley, also killed in Hillcrest Mine Disaster..
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