Robert W Penn

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Robert W Penn
Born 1891
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Timberman

Early Life


2/4 June 1891 at Crosby, Cumberland (Cockermouth Reg. Dist.)


James Penn married Mary Ellen Burns 1/4 1885 in Cockermouth area, Cumberland, England.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Penn
  • Hannah E Penn
  • Jonathan B Penn
  • Robert William Penn
  • Thelma Penn



Census Records

1901 Bolton, Cumberland, age 9
1911 Chorlton, Lancashire, age 19, occupation railway signal man

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Laurentic, age 21, miner, going to Hillcrest
His name had been listed on an earlier ship but crossed out - his occupation at that time "mechanic"

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Robert is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave. He lies beside his father James Penn

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E Claimed compensation in support of mother in Hillcrest

Interesting Facts

Robert's father, James Penn also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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