David Murray Sr.

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David Murray, St.
Born 17 Sep 1866
Monkland, New Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 47–48)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 17 Sep 1866, Monkland, New Airdrie, Lanark, Scotland


Mother Christina Murray

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Robert Murray
  • David Murray
  • John Murray

All three immigrated to Canada, Robert returned to Scotland, John died in Fernie, British Columbia.


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


Census Records

1881 Stevenson, Ayreshire, Scotland age 14, horse drawer
1891 Thorniewood, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 23, coal miner
1901 Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, age 34, Checkweighman
1911 Nanaimo, British Columbia, age 46, miner

Immigration to Canada

1904 Ship Pomeranian, age 38, miner, going to Fernie, British Columbia



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Hillcrest Cemetery

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Census Calgary, Alberta. Elizabeth, age 45, with 7 of her children and 1 grandson


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

David Murray Sr. was the father of David Cannon Murray, William Murray and Robert Murray, all of whom were killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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