1914 (aged 30–31)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Religion||Presbyterian (1911 census)|
Birth 28 Oct 1883, Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Alexander Porteous (Sr.) married Mary Douglas (nee Clarkson) 29 Sep 1876, Newtonfoot, Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Grace Douglas (step sister to Alexander and James)
- John Douglas (step brother to Alexander and James)
- Alexander Porteous (1877-1914)
- Margaret Porteous (1879-1880)
- Janet Black Porteous (1881-) (married Thomas Quigley)
- James Porteous (1883-1914)
- George Porteous (1886-1887)
- Catherine Porteous (1888-1940)
- Mary Porteous (1889-1890)
- George Clarkson Porteous (1891-1976)
- Robert Ramage Porteous (1892-1893)
1891 Douglas Parish, Lanarkshire, age 7
1901 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, age 17, occupation coal miner
1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 34, occupation miner, Presbyterian
Immigration to Canada
1910 Ship Athenia, April, age 26, miner, going to Frank, Alberta
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
James is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Brother George and father Alex. Sr were at work that day but not in the mine.
Brother Alexander Porteous was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother-in-law Thomas Quigley was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
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