John Brown

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John Brown
Born 1883
Low Spen, Durham County, England
Died 1914 (aged 30–31)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Pumpman

Early Life


Born 22 August, 1883, Low Spen, Durham County, England


George William Brown married Elizabeth Brown 26 Feb 1866.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John William (died 1867)
  • George Bocking Brown
  • Thomas Brown
  • William Brown
  • Joseph Brown
  • Catherine Ann Brown
  • Robert Bocking Brown
  • John Brown
  • Shaftoe Brown
  • Elizabeth Emma Brown


John was married with 1 child aged 6.

Census Records

  • 1891 Winlaton, Durham, England, age 7, Scholar
  • 1901 Winlaton, Durham, age 17, coal miner
  • 1911 Winlaton, family is there but not John



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest


Schedule E


Wife< Primrose Cottage, Ryton on Tyne, Durham

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