Frederick Moorehouse

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Frederick Moorehouse
Born 1865
Died 1914 (aged 48–49)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


About 22 Nov 1865 in South Ossett, Yorkshire, England


[Mother Ann Moorhouse?]


Fred Moorhouse married Ellen Ashurst, 19 Dec 1891, in Long Benton, Northumberland, England


  • John Moorehouse
  • Jane Moorehouse
  • Gordon Moorehouse
  • Hilda Moorehouse
  • Harriet Moorehouse
  • Joseph Moorehouse
  • Robina Moorehouse
  • Edith May Moorehouse

Census Records

1871 Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, age 6
1901 Newburn, Northumberland, England, age 36, coal miner, born Yorkshire, Ossett
1911 Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, age 46, born Feb 1865

Immigration to Canada

1903 Ship Siberian, Fred with the family.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Frederick is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1915 Ships Manifest Pretorian Ellen, age 50, dressmaker, with 4 of the children - going to Gosforth, Newcastle, England
1917 Ships Manifest Justica, Ellen, age 52, widow, with 2 children, returning to Canada.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Frederick Moorhouse, Frederick Muirhouse

Interesting Facts

Fred is listed in newspapers of the day as from Nova Scotia.
Fred's son John was one of the survivors of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. He married Jane Rebecca Pearson, the sister of John Pearson also killed that day.
Fred's daughter Hilda, married Thomas Bradshaw, son of James Bradshaw, another victim of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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