Thomas Smith

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Thomas Smith
Born 1874
Died 1914 (aged 39–40)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

The following is all that is known about Thomas Smith.

Early Life


October 1874 (from gravestone)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Thomas is buried in Hillcrest, but not in the Mass Grave. Gravestone inscription: In / loving memory / of / My Husband / Thomas / Smith / born / Oct. 1874 / Died / June 19, 1914 / 39 years ...

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Mrs. Tom Smith donated to the ambulance fund December 1914 in Hillcrest.


Schedule E

Interesting Facts

Newspaper Clipping from Ashton u Lyne: "... and an Ashton man named Tom Smith, who had resided in Whiteacre Road, ...killed in a mine explosion at Hill Crest, Alberta. ...Tom Smith, who leaves a widow, narrowly escaped death a few years ago, when a great landslide occurred in Alberta."
Smith is such a common name it is hard to search.
It is possible that Thomas was in Frank, Alberta in 1903 at the time of the Frank Slide. "Tom Smith and family have decided to return to England" Coleman News April 1906
His wife was in Hillcrest at the time of the explosion. She saw to it that he was buried outside the mass grave.

Why Schedule E? He was married.

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