John Charles Clark

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John Charles Clark
Born 1882
Died 1914 (aged 31–32)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 26 Nov 1882, Wales


Charles William Clark married Elizabeth John at Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, 1/4 of 1882

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Charles Clark (born Wales)
  • William F Clark (born Wales)
  • Mary Ann Clark (born USA)
  • Elizabeth Clark (born USA)
  • Albert Clark (born Wales)
  • Aldred Clark (born Wales)
  • Margarette Clark (born Wales)
  • Robert T. Clark (born Alberta)


John Charles Clark married Katharine Herrington 16 Aug 1905, aged 23, Katharine age 18, at Blairmore, Alberta


  • Charles Clark (not mentioned 1916 census)
  • John Charles Clark
  • Rosaline Clark
  • Violet Clark
  • Elizabeth Clark (age 1 1916 census - therefore born after death of father)

Census Records

  • 1901 Lethbridge, Alberta (South) - The Territories, age 18
  • 1911 Bellevue, Alberta, age 28, occupation miner

Immigration to Canada

(About 1885 the family went to United States)

  • 1897 Ship Parisian, John's father Charles, from Liverpool - destination Macleod, Northwest Territories (Welshmen for Crowsnest Pass)
  • 1898 Ship Galia, the rest of the family, John age 16, going to Lethbridge



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John is buried in the Masonic Section of the Hillcrest cemetery. Headstone: J.C. Clark, 1882-1914

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

In 1916 Katharine, widow age 27, was still in Bellevue with 5 children - the oldest 10.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Official sources at the time of the accident used the spelling Clarke - most others use Clark.

Interesting Facts

John Charles Clark's uncle, John William Clark, was killed in the Frank Slide.

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