Robert Coulter

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Robert Coulter
Born 1876
Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 37–38)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 11 May 1876 High Street, Ayr, Scotland.


William Coulter and Margaret McKie married at Garvin, Ayrshire 31 Dec 1856


  • William Coulter
  • Jane Coulter
  • Andrew Coulter
  • Margaret Coulter
  • John Coulter
  • Mary Coulter
  • Henry Coulter
  • Robert Coulter


Robert Coulter, age 21, railway brakeman, married Helen Jack Smith, age 20, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 16 Jul 1897.


  • William Coulter
  • Margaret Coulter
  • John Coulter
  • Robert Coulter

Census Records

  • 1881 Elba Street, St. Quivox, Ayr, Scotland, age 4, father is a stone mason
  • 1901 #9 Leechlee Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, age 24, occupation coal miner (road repairer)

Immigration to Canada

1910 Ship Grampian, age 35, occupation fireman, destination Frank, Alberta

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Robert Coulter is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in the Masonic Section.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Helen Coulter remarried to a Mr. Smith and moved, with her 3 sons, to British Columbia.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Robert was a brother-in-law of Robert Smith, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Explosion.

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