Nova Scotia, Canada
1914 (aged 39–40)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Nova Scotia|
|Religion||Methodist (1901 Census)|
Born 12 Apr 1874, New Annan, Colchester County, Nova Scotia.
Father Thomas Barber, mother Margaret Jane Forbes.
11 May 1897 James Sefton Barber, age 23, bachelor, seaman, res. River Hebert, b. West New Annan; parents Thomas and Margaret married Ida Jane Brown, age 20, spinster, residence Little River, born Little River, parents Thomas and Jane Brown.
- Hazel M. Barber (1897-)
- Lillian M. Barber (1902-)
- [Muriel] B. Barber (1904-)
- Margaret S. Barber (1906-)
- Allison G. Barber (1910-) (a son) All born in Nova Scotia
- Another child born after 1911.
1901 Cumberland, Nova Scotia - West River Hebert Village, age 25, occupation seaman
1911 Cumberland, Nova Scotia, age 37, English, occupation coal miner (listed by his wife as living in Hillcrest)
1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 35, born Nova Scotia, Presbyterian, miner (He is listed on 2 census returns in 1911)
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
His remains were shipped to Westville or to West River Hibbert, Nova Scotia.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Not known if Ida ever moved to Hillcrest. In 1961 she was a resident of Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.
On the official list James is listed as 52 years old, a mistake.
His body shipped to Nova Scotia accompanied by Richard Heatherby.
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