Fred Johnson

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Alfred or Fred Johnson
Born 1892
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born about 1892 in Nova Scotia


Edgar Johnson married Susan Henderson, 2 Dec 1891, at River Philip, Nova Scotia, Edgar a miner. Susan died of a heart attack in Hillcrest July 1912, Edgar died in Nova Scotia Jun 1913, leaving the two eldest boys working in Hillcrest, while he took the younger children to a relative in Nova Scotia to raise. He died as a result of a kick from a horse.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Alfred Johnson (b. 1892, Nova Scotia)
  • John William Johnson (b. 1895, USA)
  • [Catherine P Johnson (b. Nova Scotia)??]
  • Hannah Johnson (b. 1901 USA)
  • Almon Johnson (b. 1905 Nova Scotia)
  • Jean Johnson (b. 1910 Alberta)


Frederick Johnson married Florence Taylor, the daughter of John Taylor - 10 Oct 1913, Hillcrest. Bridesmaid Georgie Quigley, best man James Petrie.

Census Records

1900 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, age 8, born Canada
1911 Hillcrest, age 19, occupation coal mine

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Fred is buried beside his brother William Johnson and his mother in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Alfred Johnson, Fred Johnson

Interesting Facts

Fred's brother, William Johnson, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
James Petrie best man at Alfred's wedding was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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