1914 (aged 34–35)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
Born 19 May 1879, Sauchie or Fishcross, Clackmannan, Scotland
Joseph Hunter, miner, married Jane Paterson 12 Aug 1875 at Fishcross, Clackmannan
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- David Hunter
- Isabella Hunter
- Hugh Hunter
- Joseph Hunter
- Janet Hunter
- James Hunter
- Jane Hunter
Hugh Hunter, age 27, miner, married Rachel MacNeil, 25, (b. Scotland) the 6 Sep 1906 at New Aberdeen, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
- Joseph Hunter (born Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)
- 1891 Fishcross, Clackmannan, age 12.
- 1901 Fishcross, Clackmannan, Scotland, age 21, miner
- 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 32, To Canada in 1902
Immigration to Canada
1902 (from 1911 census)
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Hugh is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in the Masonic Section
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
1916 census widow Rachel and son Joseph living in Hillcrest.
Rachel married 2) Jacob Wheeler and had a son David.
Rachel married 3) Tom Hale and had a daughter Mary.
In 1912 Hugh Hunter completer the first course to train men in mine rescue on the Alberta side of the Crowsnest Pass. Source Steve Hanon.
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