George Hicken

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George Hicken
Born 1887
Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Died 1914 (aged 26–27)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


George was born 3/4 1887 in the Cannock Registration District, Staffordshire, England.


Levi Hicken married Eliza Blundell the 1/4 of 1884 in Cannock Registration District, Staffordshire, England

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Thomas Hicken
  • George Hicken
  • Sarah Hicken
  • Louisa Hicken
  • Levi Hicken
  • Daniel Hicken
  • Samuel Hicken
  • William Henry Hicken
  • Ida Margaret Hicken
  • John Alfred Hicken
  • Mary Cecilia Hicken
  • Emily Hicken


George Hicken married Lily White (step-sister of Samuel Charlton) in Hillcrest, Alberta, 23 Sep 1912, Anglican Church


  • George Hicken

Census Records

1891 Brownhills, Norton Canes, Staffordshire, England, age 3, born Norton Canes
1901 Norton St. James, Brownhills, Staffordshire, age 14, born Brownhills, occupation coal mine, under, haulage

Immigration to Canada

1910 Ship Virginian Left Liverpool 1 April 1910, arrived Halifax 8 April, age 22, miner. Going to Phoenix, British Columbia.
1911 Ship Virginian Left Liverpool 22 August 1911, adult, returned Canadian, going to Frank, Alberta.



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Lily Hicken died in 1923, buried in Hillcrest
George raised by his grandmother, Mary White.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

George was a brother-in-law to Leonard Clarke and Samuel Charlton two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
George's wife, Lily, was a cousin to Samuel Ironmonger and Charles Ironmonger, two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
In 1891 George, age 3, was living near the Ironmonger family in Norton Canes, Staffordshire.

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