William Brown

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William Brown
Born 1874
Died 1914 (aged 39–40)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality American
Occupation Machinist

Early Life


14 Dec 1874, Lawrence, Stark, Ohio


William Brown and Margaret (maiden surname) Brown. They arrived from Scotland with 6 children at New York, 1873.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Brown, Christina (married James Kerr)
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, John (See note below)
  • Brown, Margaret
  • Brown, Sarah
  • Brown, William (1872-1873)
  • Brown, William - all the above born in Scotland but this William was born in 1874, Lawrence, Stark, Ohio


He was married because his widow received Schedule A compensation. Name of wife unknown. In 1914/1915 she was living in Hillcrest, no children listed.

Census Records

1880 Stark, Lawrence, Ohio, age 5, father William and brother John are coal miners. 1900 Socorro, Mogollon, New Mexico, age 25, boarding with his sister Christina Kerr along with his widowed mother. Occupation Coal Miner



Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


William Brown is buried outside the Masonic Plot, but near it. He was not buried in the Mass Grave and has a grave stone.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule A

Interesting Facts

His brother, John Brown, was the manager of the Hillcrest Colleries at the time of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. He was born in Scotland.

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