William Neath

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William Neath
Born 1889
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Nova Scotia
Nationality English
Occupation Company Man

Early Life


Born 1889 in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (1/4 Dudley registration distict)


Samuel Neath and Sarah Elizabeth Whitehouse were married 2/4 1888 in registration district of Stourbridge

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • William H. Neath
  • Jeptha Neath
  • Sarah J. Neath
  • Samuel E. Neath
  • Sydney Neath


William Henry Neath, age 23, bachelor, Methodist, engineer, born England married Elizabeth Wallace, age 20, spinster, Prebyterian, born Westville, his parents Samuel and Sarah, her parents John and Elizabeth Wallace, 31 Jan 1912 at Westville, Pictou, by license. One of the witnesses was Roddie McD Wallace, brother of the bride.


  • Margaret Elizabeth Neath (1912-). She married James Edward Crawford, 1930, Westville, NS.
  • William Henry Neath (1914- after the Hillcrest Mine Disaster). He married Elia Dorothy Blaikie.

Census Records

1891 Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, age 2, born Rowley Regis
1901 Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, age 12, born Old Hill, Staffordshire
1911 Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia, age 22, born Feb 1889, occupation Locomotive cleaner in the RR yeards

Immigration to Canada

1905 Ship Bavarian, age 16, miner, born Staffordshire going to Westville, Nova Scotia

Occupation in 1914

Company Man

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Body was shipped back to Nova Scotia, accompanied by his wife and daughter.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Elizabeth Neath, age 25, widow, Presbyterian, born Westville, married 26 Apr 1917 at Westville, by license, to George Tanner.


Schedule A


Wife gone to Westville, Nova Scotia (had been in Hillcrest)

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

William Henry Neath

Interesting Facts

William Neath was a brother-in-law to Rod Wallace who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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