John Sellar Bowie

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John Sellar Bowie
Born 1873
Thorntown, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 40–41)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 5 Apr 1873 at Thorntown, Parish of Grange, Banffshire, Scotland


Alexander Bowie married Mary Ann Sellar 5 Dec 1863 at Botriphne, Banffshire, Scotland

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Alexander Bowie
  • George Bowie
  • Anna Mary Bowie
  • John Sellar Bowie


John Sellar Bowie married Margaret Ross 26 Oct 1900, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Grace Ann Ross Bowie born 1901, Paisley, Renfrew, father John's occupation barman
  • Alexander Bowie
  • John Bowie
  • Margaret Bowie
  • James Bowie
  • Another child aged 2 in 1914

Census Records

1881 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland, age 8
1891 Grange, Banffshire, Scotland, age 16
1901 Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, age 28, occupation Spirit Salesman
1911 Hillcrest, age 34, to Canada 1907, miner

Immigration to Canada

1907 Ship Corinthan, age 34, labourer from Renfrew, Scotland going to Frank, Alberta.



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Hillcrest but not in the Mass Grave

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Margaret Bowie was living with all the children in Edmonton, Alberta.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

From Newspaper Account home was Paisley

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