George Pounder

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George Frederick Pounder
Born 1875
Died 1914 (aged 38–39)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born George Frederick Pounder 1/4 1875 Coxhoe, Durham, England


Joseph Pounder and Martha Bowman married at Guisbro, 3/4 1862 {North Yorkshire]

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John William Pounder
  • Robert Pounder
  • James Pounder
  • Thomas Pounder
  • Joseph Pounder
  • George Pounder
  • Sarah M Pounder
  • Jane Pounder
  • Frederick Pounder
  • Matilda Pounder
  • Hannah Pounder


George Pounder married Ninian Catherine Murray (Mina) in Blairmore, Alberta, Oct 1913.


A daughter was born Nov 7, 1914. She died soon after.

Census Records

  • 1881 Coxhoe, Durham, England age 6, father a coal miner
  • 1891 Wilton Bilbert, Sacriston, Durham, age 15 occupation coal miner
  • 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 28, miner

Immigration to Canada

  • 1902 Ship Glencoe, age 25, miner, going to Fernie, British Columbia
  • 1908 Ship Empress of Britain, age 30, miner, going to Fernie, British Columbia
  • 1910 Ship Empress of Britain, age 34?, miner, going to Frank, Alberta

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


George is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery, but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

George is a brother-in-law to John Charles Coan, another victim of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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