William Johnson

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William Johnson
Born 1896
United States
Died 1914 (aged 17–18)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian.
Occupation Pumpman

Early Life


Born about 1896 In Massachusetts, USA


Edgar Johnson married Susan Henderson, 2 Dec 1891, at River Philip, Nova Scotia, Edgar a miner.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Fred Johnson (b. 1892, Nova Scotia)
  • John William Johnson (b. 1896, USA)
  • [Catherine P Johnson (b. Nova Scotia)??]
  • Hannah Johnson (b. 1901 USA)
  • Almon Johnson (b. 1905 Nova Scotia)
  • Jean Johnson (b. 1910 Alberta)



Census Records

1900 Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, age 4, born Massachusetts
1911 Hillcrest, age 15, occupation grocer clerk 1907 from 1911 census

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


William is buried beside his brother Fred Johnson and his mother in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

John William Johnson

Interesting Facts

William's brother, Fred Johnson, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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