David Cannon Murray

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David Canon Murray
Born 1888
West Derby, Lancashire, England
Died 1914 (aged 25–26)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 3/4 of 1888, West Derby, Lancashire, England


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

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • David Cannon Murray
  • William Murray
  • Robert Murray
  • John Murray
  • Ellen Murray
  • Duncan Murray
  • George Murray
  • Alexander Murray
  • Elizabeth Murray
  • Samuel Murray


David Murray married Janet Byron, 13 April 1911, at Nanaimo, British Columbia


David Murray was born 12 Nov 1912, Janet died in childbirth.

Census Records

1891 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 2
1901 Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, age 12, occupation Pit Drawer
1911 Nanaimo, British Columbia, David, Jr. 23, occupation, miner

Immigration to Canada

1904 Ship Tunisian age 16, with mother and siblings 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

Son David, age 4, is living with his grandmother Elizabeth Murray in Calgary Alberta.


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

David C. Murray, David Murray, Jr.

Interesting Facts

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

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