John Hood

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John Henry Hood
Born 1889
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


John was born about Jul 1889 (from 1901 census) in Lethbridge, Northwest Territories, now Alberta.


Andrew Hood married Jessie Ann McKay 26 Feb 1887, Lethbridge, Alberta. Both were born in Nova Scotia.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Ethel Bell Hood
  • John Henry Hood
  • Terrence Hood
  • Jessie May or Jessie Ruth Hood
  • Andrew Hood
  • George Hood



Census Records

  • 1891 Lethbridge, Northwest Territories, Canada, age 2
  • 1901 Lethbridge South, Northwest Territories, age 12, living with his mother and McKay grandparents.
  • 1906 Frank, Alberta, age 17
  • 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 21, occupation teamster

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Census the family is still living in Hillcrest.


Schedule E


Father in Hillcrest

Interesting Facts

John is one of two miners born in Alberta. He was a survivor of the Frank Slide in 1903.

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