William Moore

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William Moore
Born 1889
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Miner
Religion Roman Catholic, 1913 Ships Passenger List

Early Life


Born about 1889 in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England


Peter Moore married Cicely Leyland in Wigan Reg. District, Lancashire, 2/4 1882. (mother of William)
Peter Moore married Ellen Naylor in Wigan Reg. District, Lancashire, 3/4 1893.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • James Moore
  • William Moore



Census Records

1891 Brynn, Lancashire, England, age 1
1901 Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, age 11
1911 Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, age 21, occupation coal miner, hewer, single

Immigration to Canada

1913, 7 May Ship Victorian, age 23, occupation miner, had been in the mines 10 years, going to Coleman, Alberta.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


William is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E


Peter Moore, 40 Bryn near Wigan, Lanc.
Robert Oakes, Hillcrest

Interesting Facts

William came over on the ship in 1913 with Peter Ackers and John Sands, two other victims of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.<bc> May have been called "Galley Moore".

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