|Ralph Jobling Hansford|
1914 (aged 32–33)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
Born 3/4 1881 Easington, Durham at Murton Colliery.
William Hansford married Mary Burnip (nee Jobling) after the death of George Burnip in 1873.
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- [Sarah Burnip]
- John William Hansford
- Ralph Jobling Hansford
Ralph Jobling Hansford married Mary Wood, Easington, Durham 2/4 1905
Update: Marriage at Dalton-le-Dale & Murton at the Anglican Church of St. Andrew & Holy Trinity mixed together. Date 24 June 1905, Ralph was a market gardener, age 23, of Dalton-le-Dale, and Mary Wood a spinster, aged 25, of Dalton-le-Dale, the daughter of Ralph Wood, miner.
- William Hansford (b. 1907 England)
- Ethel Hansford (b. 1910 Diamond City, Alberta)
- John Hansford (b. 1912 Diamond City, Alberta)
- Robert Hansford (b. 1914 Coalhurst, Alberta)
- 1891 East Murton, Durham, age 9
- 1901 East Murton, Durham, age 19
Immigration to Canada
1907 Pretorian, age 24, going to Winnipeg
1907 Empress of Britain Mary going to Lethbridge - husband a miner
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Buried in the Mass Grave at the Hillcrest Cemetery.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Widow Mary and the 4 children returned to England March 1915 Ship Scandinavian
Contact  Hansford, Coalhurst, Alberta
Thanks to I. Blackburn for update.
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