James S. Quigley

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James S. Quigley
Born 1874
Died 1914 (aged 39–40)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Calgary, Alberta
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Superintendent

Early Life


James Somerville Quigley was born in Fauldhouse, Lanark, Scotland in April, 1874.


Thomas Quigley married Elizabeth Somerville, 28 Jun 1872, Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • James S. Quigley
  • John Quigley
  • Thomas Quigley
  • Janet Quigley
  • Richard S. Quigley


1896, 20 Dec. at Westville, Nova Scotia, by licence. Presbyterian. James Quigley, age 21, bachelor, occupation miner, born Scotland, married Annie Barbara Maxwell, age 19, born Salt Spring, both residence Westville.


  • Georgina Eveline Quigley (born 1897 Nova Scotia)
  • Violet Quigley
  • Robert Quigley
  • Julia Quigley

Census Records

  • 1881 Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 6, born Fauldhouse, Lanark
  • 1891 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, age 16, occupation coal miner
  • 1901 Norah, Yukon, Canada, age 26, born Scotland, emigrated 1893, occupation miner
  • 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 36, occupation mine manager

Immigration to Canada

1893 Ship Assyrian
1908 Detroit Border Crossing, age 32, from Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia to Uncle Joe Chrysler in Cuba, Illinois, USA

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Calgary, Alberta ("Body was moved at a later date to Calgary")

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Calgary, Alberta - Anna B. Quigley, age 37, widow, with the 4 children, living at 1717 - 5 St. W.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

James brother Thomas Quigley was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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