1914 (aged 36–37)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Religion||Presbyterian (marriage licence)|
The following works for George Robertson but not positive the correct George.
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)
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/
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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