John Foster

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John Foster
Born 1891
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1891 1/4 (Feb) at Page Bank, Durham, England


William Forster married Elizabeth Sanderson, Durham 2/4 1890

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Forster/Foster
  • Hannah Forster
  • Margaret Forster
  • James Forster
  • Elizabeth Forster



Census Records

1891 Stockley, Durham, surname Forster, age 3 months, father William a coal miner
1901 Eltringham, Northumberland, surname Forster, age 10, born Durham Page Bank
1906 Lille, Alberta, age 17, came to Canada in 1904, with parents
1911 Blairmore, Alberta, age 20, born Feb 1891, occupation miner, religion Presbyterian

Immigration to Canada

1904 Ship Tunisian, age 11, with parents, going to Lethbridge
1912 Border Crossing Sweet Grass, Montana, USA, age 22, single, miner, going to his father William Foster of Hillcrest, Alberta. He had been at Butte, Montana.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John is buried at Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 census Hillcrest, father William had enlisted for WW1, mother Elizabeth and 3 other children in Hillcrest.


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