Alexander Petrie

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Alexander Petrie
Born 1897
Died 1914 (aged 16–17)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Bratticeman
Religion 1911 Census Presbyterian

Early Life


Born about 1897 in Scotland - maybe at Loghelly, Lochgelly?


James Petrie, age 20 of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland married Isabella Dowgray, age 16, 31 October 1884.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • James Petrie
  • Andrew Petrie
  • Robert Petrie
  • Jane Laird Petrie
  • Joseph Petrie
  • William Petrie (died young)
  • John Petrie
  • Alexander Petrie
  • Margaret Petrie
  • Frederick Petrie (Step-brother)



Census Records

1906 Blairmore, Alberta, age 9, came to Canada 1906
1911 Sec 36,8-3-W5, Alberta, age 13, living with his brothers James and Andrew who were farming

Immigration to Canada


Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery.


Schedule E

Interesting Facts

Alexander's two brothers, James Petrie and Robert Petrie were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother Andrew married Kate Anderson the widow of Robert Anderson who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother John married Ellen Murray the daughter of David Murray Sr. and sister of David Cannon Murray, Robert Murray, and William Murray, all of whom were killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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