Patrick Kane

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Patrick Kane
Born 1872
Died 1914 (aged 41–42)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Coleman, Alberta
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner
Religion Roman Catholic from birth record

Early Life


Born 11 Nov 1872, Castlehill, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Patrick Keenan, a railway labourer, age 21 married Ann Murphy, seamstress, age 24 at Carluke 12 Oct 1865. Patrick's father is listed as James Kane - so was the name Keenan correct?

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Mary Cain/Kane
  • James Kane (died)
  • James Kane (died)
  • Patrick Kane
  • Ann Kane
  • Charles Kane
  • John Kane
  • Catherine Kane


Patrick Kane, age 27, bachelor, of Castlehill, Carluke, coal miner, son of Patrick Kane and Ann Murphy married Mary Murphy 6 Sep 1900, Roman Catholic Chapel, Craigncub, Dalziel, Lanark, Scotland. Brother Charles was a witness.


  • Charles Kane (1901-)
  • Annie Kane (1903-)
  • Mary Kane (1907-)
  • Harold Kane (1909-)
  • Margaret Kane (1911-)
  • Another child born after 1911

Census Records

1881 Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 8
1901 Carluke, Lanarkshire, age 28
1906 Coleman, Alberta, age 33, immigrated in 1903
1911 Coleman, Alberta, age 38

Immigration to Canada

1898 Corean, single, miner, going to Pennsylvania
1903 (from census) to Canada

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Patrick is buried in Coleman, Alberta.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 census, Mary and children are living in Coleman. Mary did not remarry.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Patrick's two brothers: Charles and [John?]: were spare men at the mine that day and were turned back at the mouth of the mine.
Went by the name "Paddy".

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