Thomas Corkill

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Thomas Corkill
Born 1873
Died 1914 (aged 40–41)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Occupation Miner

Nothing further is known about Thomas.

Early Life



Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Thomas Corkill is buried in Fernie, British Columbia.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Corkill, Corkel, Corkhill, Corkle

Interesting Facts

Anderson, Frank W. Hillcrest Mine Disaster. "Tom Corkill, 41, miner, who had already survived a terrible blast in the Kenmore mines, went to work that morning with a feeling of nostalgia. He had obtained a homestead in the Lethbridge area and would be leaving for it on Saturday. This would be his last shift in the Hillcrest workings..." [Where is the Kenmore mine? Could it be Canmore, Alberta?]
Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1914, Thomas Corkle was a Mason

Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1914. Superintendent Thomas Corkill was employed in a dual capacity in Michel (British Columbia) namely, working for the Crow’s Nest Pass Coal Company and also as a Justice of the Peace. This well-known gentleman was severing his employ with the company on Saturday, intending to take up his residence in the neighborhood of Nelson, BC, where he is believed to have some property.

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