Thomas William Brown

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Thomas William Brown
Born 1880
The Watton, Brecon, Powys, Wales
Died 1914 (aged 33–34)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Born June 1880 in The Watton, Brecon, Powys, Wales


Thomas Brown and Elizabeth Williams (both were born in England)

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Thomas William Brown
  • Alan James Brown
  • Elizabeth Fanny Brown
  • Margaret Brown
  • John Francis Brown
  • Richard George Brown
  • Frederic Brown
  • Fanny Brown


Thomas Brown married Annie Rosalie Jones, 10 Mar 1903, St. Peters Church, Lampeter, Carmarthen, Wales


  • Annie Mary Brown
  • Margaret Elizabeth Brown
  • Jessie Maud Brown
  • William Thomas Brown
  • John Eugene Brown
  • Frederick Brown

Census Records

  • 1881 Hay, Breconshire, Wales, age 1
  • 1891 Carmarthenshire, Llandingat, Wales, age 11
  • 1901 Glamorgan, Gelligaer, Wales, age 21, occupation plumber
  • 1911 Michel, British Columbia, age 30, occupation miner, to Canada 1905

Immigration to Canada

1906 Ship Tunesian, age 26, occupation plumber



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914


Thomas is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery, but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

It would appear that Annie and the children remained in Canada but I couldn't find them in the 1916 census of Alberta. Perhaps they were living in British Columbia.


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

Widow Annie Elizabeth may have died 1936 in Vancouver.

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