George Robertson

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George Robertson
Born 1877
Died 1914 (aged 36–37)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner
Religion Presbyterian (marriage licence)

The following works for George Robertson but not positive the correct George.

Early Life


1877 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland


Dominick Henry Robertson and Janet McDonald

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Henry Robertson (b. 1869)
  • Rachel Robertson (b. 1870)
  • James Robertson (b. 1873)
  • George Robertson (b. 1877)
  • Catherine Robertson (b. 1879)


George Hunter Robertson married Isabella Stewart Mason at Carluke, Lanark, Scotland, banns, according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. George, age 19, occupation coal miner. Isabella, age 18.


  • Helen Robertson (b. 1896, Scotland)
  • Lavina Robertson (b. 1907, Nova Scotia)
  • Isabella Robertson (b. 1910/11, Scotland)

Census Records

1881 Rutherglen, Lanark (88 Mill St), age 4, born 1877, father's occupation Cooper
1911 West Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 34, occupation coal miner hewer, born Rutherglen; George wrote that he had been married 15 years, 6 children born, 3 alive.

Immigration to Canada

1912 Ship Sardinian, Isabella and children - she had been in Canada before - in 1908 for 2 years, at Westville, NS, returned Canadian, destination Stellarton, going to her husband, miner, religion Presbyterian

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


George was buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

In 1916, widow Isabella, was living in Calgary, Alberta with 3 daughters and son-in-law/


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Blairmore Enterprise 3 July 1914 "It is also said that George Robertson was a Scotchman, who worked in the Stellarton [Nova Scotia] mines some years ago."
Dundee Courier 13 Jul 1914 George Robertson (37), wife and two children at Hillcrest

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