William Turner

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William Henry Turner
Born 1879
Died 1914 (aged 34–35)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 1879 in Wigan Registration District, Lancashire, England


William Turner married Mary Ellen Clarke Williams 2/4 1875 at Wigan

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • William Turner
  • Ann Turner
  • Thomas Turner
  • John Turner
  • Hugh Turner
  • Edward Turner
  • Walter Turner
  • Ellen Turner


Think correct marriage: William Turner married Sarah Dean 1/4 1902 in Wigan Registration District.


  • May Turner (1903-)
  • Frank Turner (1909-)

Census Records

1881 Wigan, Lancashire, age 3, born Wigan
1891 Wigan, Lancashire, age 13, born Wigan
1901 Inch in Makerfield, Lancashire, age 23, occupation coal hewer below ground

Immigration to Canada

1904 Ship Bavarian, age 27, occupation miner, going to Westville, Nova Scotia

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


William is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery beside his brother Thomas. They share a common grave stone.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Sarah Turner, widow, remained in Hillcrest and married Jack Delicate.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

William's brother, Thomas Turner, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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