Leonard Clarke

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Leonard Clarke
Born 1880
Staffordshire, England
Died 1914 (aged 33–34) (death, birth)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born about 1880, Staffordshire, England.


Daniel Clark and Sarah Fowler. Daniel was a coal miner.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Martha Clark
  • Daniel Clark
  • Leonard Clark


Leonard Clarke married Annie Amelia Charlton (sister of Samuel Charlton) at Cannock, St. Lukes Parish Church, Staffordshire using her adopted surname of Middleton. Annie was raised by her aunt Mary Ann Middleton.


  • Richard Clarke
  • Annie Clarke
  • Olive Clarke
  • Ivy Clarke
  • Harold Clarke
  • Leonard Clarke

Census Records

1901 Stockbridge, Yorkshire, age 23
1911 17 Frederick Road Gander Lane, North Cheam, Surrey, age 32

Immigration to Canada

1912 Ship Canada 19 August 1912, age 32, going to Frank, Alberta, occupation potter
1913 Border Crossing: Canada to United States, age 33, miner. His brother Daniel lived in Iowa.



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Annie and 3 of her children didn't arrive in Canada until 22 Oct 1920 on the ship Saxonia. She immigrated to Hillcrest where she joined her mother, Mary White, and family.
Annie Clarke married secondly John Price.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Leonard was a brother-in-law to Samuel Charlton and George Hicken, two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
His wife was a cousin to Samuel Ironmonger and Charles Ironmonger, two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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