Fred Bingham

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Frederick Seymour Bingham
Born 1876
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 37–38)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


13 June 1876, Baddeck, Victoria, Nova Scotia, parents William Bingham and Sarah Gizer, occupation merchant.


Father: Col. Bingham, Englishtown, Victoria County, Nova Scotia.
William Bingham married Sarah Gezer, 21 Dec 1864, by licence, C of England, Halifax.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Maggie Bingham
  • William Joseph Bennett Bingham
  • John H.C. Bingham
  • Harry Bingham [Charles Edward?]
  • Fred Bingham
  • Bessie Bingham
  • Guy Bingham
  • Clarence Seymour Bingham


1) Frederick S. Bingham, age 25, married Elmire Boutillier, age 24, 20 Dec 1901, Halifax or Spry Bay, by licence, Church of England, occupation mining, born Englishtown, Cape Breton.
2) Frederick Seymour Bingham, age 32, widower, married Jessie Emery, age 24, 30 Nov 1909 at Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, religion Presbyterian.


  • Bessie May Bingham (1903-1916)
  • Clarence Bingham (1905-)
  • Fred Bingham (1911-)
  • John Bingham (1912-)

Census Records

1891 Englishtown, Nova Scotia, age 14, born 1877
1901 Upper Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, age 22, single, miner
1911 Westville, Nova Scotia, age 33, occupation coal miner

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in Nova Scotia at Westville

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Fred's brother-in-law, David Emery, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Fred's body was shipped to Nova Scotia accompanied by J. McLeod.

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