1914 (aged 28–29)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
Robert Thomson Whitelaw Smith was born 3 Jul 1885 at 7 Leechlee St., Hamilton, father John Smith, coal miner, and mother Margaret Hamilton.
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
1891 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 1901 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, age 15, coal miner
Immigration to Canada
Unable to locate
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Robert is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Mrs. Robert Coulter, Hillcrest
Robert Smith was a brother-in-law to Robert Coulter, who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
"In loving memory of our dear brother, Robert Smith, who was accidentally killed in Hillcrest Mine Disaster, Alberta, Canada, on 19 June 1914".
Inserted by his brother and sister, John and Bella, Selkirk Street, Hamilton.
Gone from amongst us, oh! how we miss him
Bleeding hearts alone can tell;
Earth has lost him, heaven hath found him,
Jesus doeth all things well. Hamilton Advertiser 24 June 1916
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