Cannock, Staffordshire, England
1914 (aged 26–27)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
George was born 3/4 1887 in the Cannock Registration District, Staffordshire, England.
Levi Hicken married Eliza Blundell the 1/4 of 1884 in Cannock Registration District, Staffordshire, England
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Thomas Hicken
- George Hicken
- Sarah Hicken
- Louisa Hicken
- Levi Hicken
- Daniel Hicken
- Samuel Hicken
- William Henry Hicken
- Ida Margaret Hicken
- John Alfred Hicken
- Mary Cecilia Hicken
- Emily Hicken
George Hicken married Lily White (step-sister of Samuel Charlton) in Hillcrest, Alberta, 23 Sep 1912, Anglican Church
- George Hicken
1891 Brownhills, Norton Canes, Staffordshire, England, age 3, born Norton Canes
1901 Norton St. James, Brownhills, Staffordshire, age 14, born Brownhills, occupation coal mine, under, haulage
Immigration to Canada
1910 Ship Virginian Left Liverpool 1 April 1910, arrived Halifax 8 April, age 22, miner. Going to Phoenix, British Columbia.
1911 Ship Virginian Left Liverpool 22 August 1911, adult, returned Canadian, going to Frank, Alberta.
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Lily Hicken died in 1923, buried in Hillcrest
George raised by his grandmother, Mary White.
George was a brother-in-law to Leonard Clarke and Samuel Charlton two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
George's wife, Lily, was a cousin to Samuel Ironmonger and Charles Ironmonger, two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
In 1891 George, age 3, was living near the Ironmonger family in Norton Canes, Staffordshire.
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