William Morley

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William Morley
Born 1875
Died 1914 (aged 38–39)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


William Morley was born Chesterfield Registration District, Derbyshire, 1/4 1875


John Morley married Emma Hardwick


William Morley married Elizabeth Clarke in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 1/4 1903


  • Eric Morley

Census Records

1881 Eckington, Derbyshire, age 6, father a coal miner
1891 Marsh Lane, Eckington, Derbyshire, age 16, coal miner, born Eckington
1901 Ault Hucknall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, age 26, single, boarder, underground repairer in a coal mine
1911 Mansfield, Derbyshire, England, age 36, born Marsh Lane, Derbyshire, occupation general dealer of hardware.

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Empress Britain, age 38, married, intends to be a farmer, past occupation miner 20 years.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


William is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Widow Elizabeth and son Eric, living in Hillcrest.


Schedule A


Wife: 19 Byron St., Mansfield, England

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