William Murray

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William Murray
Born 1892
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Driver

Early Life


Born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland


David Murray Sr. married Elizabeth Cannon in West Derby, Lancashire, England 1/4 1888

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)


William did not marry.

Census Records

1901 Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, age 9, at school 1911 Nanaimo, British Columbia, age 20, occupation miner

Immigration to Canada

1904 Ship Tunisian, age 13, with mother and family, going to Fernie, British Columbia



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery along side his father and brothers.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Interesting Facts

William is the son of David Murray Sr., and brother to David Cannon Murray and Robert Murray, all of whom were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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