John Charles Coan
|John Charles Coan|
Durham County, England
1914 (aged 34–35)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
1/4 1879 at Lancaster or Dipton, Durham, England
Christopher Coan married Hannah Stobbs 4/4 1874 Gateshead
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Jane E. Coan
- John C. Coan
- Louisa Coan (born after death of her father)
John Charles Coan married Sarah M. Pounder about 1907 in the USA
- Lillian May Coan (born Pennsylvania)
- Charles Raymond Coan (born Hillcrest)
- Charlotte Coan (born Hillcrest after Disaster)
- 1881 Edmondsley, Durham, age 2
- 1891 Edmondsley, Durham, age 12
- 1901 Edmondsley, Durham, age 22, occupation coal miner hewer
- 1910 South Fayette, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, age 30, occupation miner
- 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 31, occupation steam Engineer, moved to Canada 1910
Immigration to Canada
1904 Ship Noordland, age 25, occupation Miner - going to Philadelphia
1910 to Canada (from 1911 census)
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery, not in the Mass Grave. He has a headstone.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
1915 Ship Herperian, Sarah and the 3 children returned to England. Sarah did not remarry.
John was a brother-in-law to George Pounder who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Oct 12, 2015. The following email just arrived:
I'm John Charles Coan's great, great granddaughter - my gran was Lillian - and I thought I'd just drop an email to you to let you know that she died not so long ago aged 105; I thought it might be a little bit significant considering she was the last direct offspring of any of the miners. Also I like the site you've made, very informative.
Sarah C. Brown
If you would like to see more information that we have gathered, please go to http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com.