Robert Petrie

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Robert Petrie
Born 1888
Died 1914 (aged 25–26)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner
Religion 1911 Census Presbyterian

Early Life


Born about 1888 in Durham, England


James Petrie, age 20 of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland married Isabella Dowgray, age 16, 31 October 1884.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • James Petrie
  • Andrew Petrie
  • Robert Petrie
  • Jane Laird Petrie
  • Joseph Petrie
  • William Petrie (died young)
  • John Petrie
  • Alexander Petrie
  • Margaret Petrie
  • Frederick Petrie (Step-brother)



Census Records

1906 Blairmore, Alberta, age 17, came to Canada 1906
1911 Frank, Albert, age 21, miner

Immigration to Canada


Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery.


Schedule E

Interesting Facts

Robert's two brothers, James Petrie and Alexander Petrie were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother Andrew married Kate Anderson the widow of Robert Anderson who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother John married Ellen Murray the daughter of David Murray Sr. and sister of David Cannon Murray, Robert Murray, and William Murray, all of whom were killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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