Matthew Dickenson

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Matthew Henry Dickenson
Born 1889
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner
Religion Church of England, from Ships Manifest 1913

Early Life


Matthew Henry Dickenson was born 1/4 1889, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England


John Dickenson married Mary Jane Stalker, Haltwhistle 4/4 1880

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Joseph Dickenson
  • John Thomas Dickenson
  • Hannah Margaret Dickenson
  • Matthew Henry Dickenson
  • Joshua Dickenson



Census Records

  • 1891 Haltwhistle, Northumberland, age 2 (father a coal miner)
  • 1901 Bedlington, Choppington, Northumberland, age 11
  • 1911 Morpeth, Northumberland, age 22, occupation coal miner - putter

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Cymric, age 24, going to Hillcrest (he had been a miner since 1906)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Matthew is buried in the Mass Grave in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E


Mother - Choppington, England.

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