Charles Ironmonger

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Charles Ironmonger
Born 1895
Norton Canes or Brownhills, Staffordshire
Died 1914 (aged 18–19)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Driver

Early Life


Born about 1895 at Norton Canes or Brownhills, Staffordshire


Charles Eli Ironmonger married 1) Maria Allen in 1885 at Norton Canes, Staffordshire, England
2) Sarah Ann Lawrence in 1894 at Ogley Hay. Charles is the oldest son of Sarah.
Father Charles was a miner

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Ironmonger
  • William Ironmonger
  • Samuel Ironmonger
  • Charles Ironmonger
  • Amelia Ironmonger
  • Eli Ironmonger
  • Esra Ironmonger
  • George Ironmonger
  • Arthur Ironmonger


Did not marry

Census Records

1901 Brownhill, Staffordshire, age 5, parents Charles and Sarah, b. Brownhill.
1911 census Hillcrest, age 16

Immigration to Canada

1910 Ship Empress of Ireland, Charles aged 14, farm labourer, going to Frank, Alberta.



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Charles is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery beside his brother Samuel Ironmonger. They have one headstone.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule C

Interesting Facts

Charles was a brother of Samuel Ironmonger who also was a victim of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Charles was a cousin of Samuel Charlton, another victim.
Charles was a cousin of the wives of George Hicken and Leonard Clarke, two more victims.

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