Henry Carr

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Henry Carr
Born 1872
Lancashire, England
Died 1914 (aged 41–42)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Henry Evans Carr was born 28 May 1871 at St. John the Evangelist, Farnworth & Kearsley, Lancashire, England


Ralph Carr and Frances Bowden married at Bolton, Lancashire, 4/4 1861

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • William E. Carr
  • Margaret Carr
  • Lavinia Carr
  • Thomas A Carr
  • Henry Carr
  • Cladus Carr


Henry Carr married Sarah Ellen Rushton, Leigh, 4/4 1891


  • Annie Carr
  • Margaret or Martha Carr
  • Elizabeth Carr
  • Henry Evans Carr
  • Sarah Helen (Nellie) Carr
  • Alice Carr
  • George Carr

Census Records

  • 1881 Tyldesley, Lancashire, Harry, age 8 occupation {Scavenger?]
  • 1891 Tyldesley with Shakerley, Henry E, boarder, single, age 19, occupation coal miner
  • 1901 Tyldesley with Shakerley, Henry E, age 29, occupation coal miner hewer
  • 1911 Michel, British Columbia, Canada, age 40, came to Canada 1903, occupation miner

Immigration to Canada

1903 Ship Numidian, age 31, occupation collier, going to Michel, British Columbia



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Henry is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Sarah Ellen married Thomas Merriman 5 Sep 1916 in Fernie, British Columbia.


Schedule A
Compensation claimed wife had 3 children ages 13, 11, and 7 so other 3 must be over age for compensation or have died.

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