Robert Anderson

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Robert Anderson
Born 1871
Polmont, Stirling, Scotland
Died 1914 (aged 42–43)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hosmer, British Columbia
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born 30 Sep 1871, Polmont, Stirling, Scotland


William Anderson married Elizabeth Brown 2 Jun 1862, Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • William Anderson
  • John Anderson
  • Alexander Anderson
  • Robert Anderson
  • Henry Anderson
  • Edmond Anderson
  • Mary Anderson


Robert Anderson married Catherine Casey 19 Jan 1903 in British Columbia


  • Violet Anderson (1904-1912)
  • Reginald Anderson
  • Raymond Anderson
  • Robert Anderson
  • Alan Anderson

Reginald and Raymond may be the same person.

Census Records

1891 Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Robert age 19, coal miner
1906 Calgary, Alberta, RD #13 - probably Bankhead, Alberta - age 30
1911 Hosmer, Fernie, Kootenay, British Columbia, age 35

Immigration to Canada

From census returns: 1904 or 1908



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Robert is buried in Hosmer, British Columbia.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Cathrine or Kate married Andrew Petrie. Andrew Petrie was a brother to Alexander Petrie, James Petrie and Robert Petrie all of whom were killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.


Schedule A
Number of dependents: wife and 3 children ages 8, 6, 1 yr.

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