Thomas Quigley

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Thomas Quigley
Born 1880
Died 1914 (aged 33–34)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest, Alberta
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Mine Carpenter

Early Life


Thomas Quigley was born in Cambusnetran, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1880


Thomas Quigley married Elizabeth Somerville, 28 Jun 1872, Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)


Thomas Quigley, b.c. 1880, Wishaw, Scotland, age 23 married Jeanet Porteous, b.c. 1881, Douglas, Scotland, age 22 on 5 Aug 1903 Halifax, Nova Scotia.


  • Ralston Thomas Quigley (1904-1905)
  • Mark Clarkson Quigley (1905-1907)
  • Alexander Quigley (1908-1983)
  • Anna or Lillian Quigley (1911-)
  • Nettie Quigley (1914-)

Census Records

  • 1881 Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, age 10 months, born Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire
  • 1891 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, age 11, born Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire
  • 1901 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, age 21, born Wesham, Lanarkshire, occupation coal hewer
  • 1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 30, born June 1880, Scotland, emigrated 1902, occupation miner/carpenter

Immigration to Canada

  • 1902 Ship Sarmatian, age 22, miner, going to Stellerton, Nova Scotoa
  • 1908 Ship Mauretania, returned to Scotland with Porteous family
  • 1909 Ship Pretorian, age 29, carpenter, returning Canadian, going to Calgary, Alberta to mine
  • 1910 Ship Athenia, Janet Quigley, age 28, going to husband, miner, in Frank, Alberta

Occupation in 1914

Mine Carpenter

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery in the Masonic Plot.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Janet Quigley married Thomas Dawson 27 Mar 1916 in Fernie, British Columbia


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Thomas' brother James S. Quigley was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Thomas' brothers-in-law, Alexander Porteous and James Porteous were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.

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