Robert Smith

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Robert Smith
Born 1885
Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 28–29)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life

Birth

Robert Thomson Whitelaw Smith was born 3 Jul 1885 at 7 Leechlee St., Hamilton, father John Smith, coal miner, and mother Margaret Hamilton.

Parents

John Smith married Margaret Hamilton 31 Dec 1872 in Hamilton, Lanark

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • James Smith
  • Helen Jack Smith (married Robert Coulter 1897 in Hamilton)
  • William Thomson Smith
  • John Smith
  • George Smith
  • Robert Smith
  • Alexander Smith
  • Margaret Smith

Marriage

Single

Census Records

1891 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 1901 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, age 15, coal miner

Immigration to Canada

Unable to locate

Occupation in 1914

Miner

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed

Cemetery

Robert is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Compensation

Schedule E

Contact

Mrs. Robert Coulter, Hillcrest

Interesting Facts

Robert Smith was a brother-in-law to Robert Coulter, who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.


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