Thomas L. Wilson

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Thomas L. Wilson aka Thomas Armstrong aka Edward Wilson
Born 1879
Died 1914 (aged 34–35)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


1879, Lambley, Northumberland, England under name Thomas Armstrong



Census Records

1881 Lambley, Northumberland,name Thomas Armstrong age 2, grandson of Joseph and Jane Wilson
1891 Red Row, Bedington, Northumberland, name Thomas Armstrong, age 12, grandson of Joseph and Jane Wilson
1901 Red Row, Bedington, Northumberland, England, name Thomas Wilson, age 22, occupation Brickworker, born Lambley, Northumberland, with Joseph and Jane Wilson

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Thomas is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E ---Contact--- Jane Wilson, Red Row, Bedlington, Northumberland
Compensation claimed for Grandmother and illegitimate child in the Old Country

Interesting Facts

It would appear that Thomas's grandmother, Jane, was married to a Mr. Armstrong, before Joseph Wilson. She had children named Armstrong and assume that her eldest daughter, Margaret, was the mother of Thomas.
A newspaper account from the Newcastle Weekly Journal 27 June 1914 stated "Mrs. Wilson of Red Row, Bedlington has received a message that her son Edward has been killed."

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