Rod Wallace

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Rod Wallace
Born 1893
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 20–21)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Track Layer

Early Life


28 Feb 1893 (from 1901 census) or Feb 1894 (from 1911 census)


John Wallace, 24, bachelor, labourer, residence Westville, Pictou county, born Dunbarton, Scotland, married Elizabeth White, 18, spinster, 30 Oct 1871 Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Presbyterian

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Margaret Wallace
  • Robert Wallace
  • Andrew Wallace
  • John Wallace
  • James Wallace
  • Samuel Wallace
  • Annie Wallace
  • George Wallace
  • Mary Wallace
  • Elizabeth Wallace ('Bessie', married William Neath)
  • Roderick Wallace
  • Thomas Wallace

Census Records

1901 Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, age 7
1911 Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, age 17, occupation labourer

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Rod's body was shipped back to Nova Scotia

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Rod Wallis, Roderick Wallis, Roderick Wallace

Interesting Facts

Rod's brother-in-law, William Neath was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Rod's brother, John Wallace, was listed among the survivors of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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