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ID:1969 Charles Eli Ironmonger 1860-1949

Lisa's 1st cousin 4x removed

Birth

1860

Ogley Hay, Staffordshire

Death

30 May 1949

Blairmore, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Mother

Amelia Thacker (b.1830)/ID:782

Father   

John Ironmonger (b.1824)/ID:1965

Siblings

William Ironmonger (b.1854)/ID:1966

 

John Ironmonger (b.1855)/ID:1967

 

Mary Ann Ironmonger (b.1857)/ID:1968

 

Charles Eli Ironmonger (b.1860)/ID:1969

 

Maria Amelia Ironmonger (b.1863)/ID:2742

 

Samuel Ironmonger (b.1865)/ID:2743

Spouse

Maria Allen (b.1859)/ID:1955

Children

John Ironmonger (b.1886)/ID:2739

 

William Ironmonger (b.1888)/ID:2740

 

Samuel Ironmonger (b.1891)/ID:2741

Spouse

Sarah Ann Lawrence (b.1867)

Children

Charles Ironmonger (b.1895)/ID:2744

 

Amelia Ironmonger (b.1899)/ID:2746

 

Eli Ironmonger (b.1901)/ID:2747

 

Ezra Ironmonger (b.1907)/ID:2748

 

George Ironmonger (b.1909)/ID:2749

 

Arthur Ironmonger (b.1911)/ID:2750

 

 

 

 

1860

 

26 August 1860 - Baptism of Charles Eli Ironmonger at Ogley Hay, Staffs

 

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1861

1861 Census for 'Brownhills, Norton Canes, Staffordshire' (now known as Brownhills West)

Name                            

Relationship 

Age    

Est YOB

Gender     

Birth County                       

Occupation         

John Ironmonger   

Head              

37       

1824      

Male      

Norton Canes, Staffs       

Blacksmith           

Amelia Ironmonger

Wife

31

1830

Female

Norton Canes, Staffs     

 

William Ironmonger

Son

7

1854

Male

Norton Canes, Staffs 

 

John Ironmonger

Son

5

1856

Male

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Mary Ann Ironmonger

Daughter

4

1857

Male

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Charles E Ironmonger

Son

10 mths

1860

Male

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Ann Ironmonger

Mother

67

1794

Female

Norton Canes, Staffs

 

Thomas Derbyshire

Apprentice

19

1842

Male

Stockton Heath, Cheshire

Blacksmiths Apprentice

 

 

1870

May 1870 - Death of mother, Amelia, who was buried at St James, Ogley Hay with Brownhills, Staffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1885

29th July 1885 - Marriage of  Charles Eli Ironmonger & Maria Allen at Norton Canes, Staffs

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1886
25 August 1886 – Birth of son, John Ironmonger, at
Ogley
Hay who was christened at Ogley Hay on 25 September 1886.

 

 

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1888

11 February 1888 – Birth of son, William Ironmonger at Ogley Hay who was christened at Ogley Hay on 11 March 1888

 

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1891

23 February 1891- Birth of son, Samuel Ironmonger born at Hednesford Rd, Ogley Hay and christened at Ogley Hay on 22nd March 1891.

 

 

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1891

1891 Census for 'Wilkin, Norton Canes, Staffordshire' (now known as Brownhills West)

Name                            

Relationship 

Condition

Age

Est YOB

Gender     

Birth County                       

Occupation         

Charles Ironmonger

Head

Married

30

1861

Male

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

Coal Miner

Maria Ironmonger

Wife

Married

31

1860

Female

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

John Ironmonger

Son

 

4

1887

Male

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

William Ironmonger

Son

 

3

1888

Male

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

Samuel Ironmonger

Son

 

1

1890

Male

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

 

 

 

1891

November 1891- Death of wife , Maria.

 

 

 

1894

15 December 1894 - Marriage of Charles Eli Ironmonger & Sarah Ann Lawrence at Ogley Hay, Staffs

 

 

 

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1895
Birth of son Charles Ironmonger at Ogley Hay, Brownhills, Staffordshire.

 

 

1899
22nd September, Birth of daughter, Amelia Ironmonger, at the Wilkin, Brownhills and who was christened at Ogley Hay on 10th November 1899.

 

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1901

Birth of son, Eli Ironmonger, at Norton Canes, Staffordshire.

 

1901

1901 Census for 'Common Side, Norton Canes, Staffordshire' (area now known as Brownhills West)

 

Name                            

Relationship 

Condition

Age

Est YOB

Gender     

Birth County                       

Occupation         

Charles Ironmonger

Head

Married

40

1861

Male

Brownhills, Staffordshire

Coal Miner Loader

Sarah A Ironmonger

Wife

Married

33

1868

Female

Brownhills, Staffordshire

 

John Ironmonger

Son

 

14

1887

Male

Brownhills, Staffordshire

Colliery-Gripper below ground

William Ironmonger

Son

 

13

1888

Male

Brownhills, Staffordshire

Colliery – Gripper above ground

Samuel Ironmonger

Son

 

11

1890

Male

Brownhills, Staffordshire

 

Charles Ironmonger

Son

 

5

1896

Male

Brownhills, Staffordshire

 

Amelia Ironmonger

Daughter

 

1

1899

Female

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

Eli Ironmonger

Son

 

1m

1901

Male

Norton Canes, Staffordshire

 

 

 

 

 

1910

11th March 1910 - Emigration to Canada

Charles sailed to Canada on the Empress of Ireland sailing from Liverpool to St John with sons, William, Samuel & Charles.

 

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Charles’ eldest son , John, made the journey to Canada in July to join his father and brothers.

 

He was joined by his wife, Sarah, in September, who sailed on the Empress Of Britain on 9th September 1910 with children Amelia,10, Eli,9, Ezra, 3 and George, 1.

 

 

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1911

1911 Census – Hillcrest Village, Macleod district, Alberta, Canada

 

Name                            

Relationship 

Condition

Age

Birth Yr/Month

Gender     

Birth Place                      

Occupation         

Charles Ironmonger

Head

Married

51

1860-May

Male

England

Miner -average 48 hrs per week

Sarah Ironmonger

Wife

Married

44

1867-Oct

Female

England

 

Charles Ironmonger

Son

 

17

1894-Sept

Male

England

Miner- average 48 hrs per week

Amelia Ironmonger

Daughter

 

11

1900-Sept

Female

England

 

Eli Ironmonger

Son

 

10

1901-March

Male

England

 

Ezra Ironmonger

Daughter

 

3

1908-June

Female

England

 

George Ironmonger

Son

 

2

1909-Jan

Male

England

 

 

 

1914

Hillcrest Mining Disaster

19th June 1914 – Tragedy struck the family when three of their sons were at the Hillcrest mine during a series of explosions resulting in the rescue of John and the deaths of Charles & Samuel along with 187 other men.

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Families waiting for news of loved ones outside the Hillcrest Mine

 

 

 

 

Links to accounts and research on the Hillcrest Mining Disaster:

 

http://hillcrestminedisaster.com/

 

https://coalminersmemorial.tripod.com/hillcrestminedisaster.html

 

Books:

 

Frank W. Anderson's book Canada's Worst Mine Disaster was first published in 1969 by Frontier Pub. of Calgary, Alberta. A later edition of the book entitled Hillcrest: Canada's Worst Mine Disaster was published for Frontier Books by Heritage House Company of Surrey, B.C. in 1980. Both editions were designated as Number 18 in the "Frontier Books" series.

 

Harold Fryer's book Alberta: The Pioneer Years (Langley, B.C.: Stagecoach Pub. c1977) has a chapter on the Hillcrest disaster entitled "Disaster at the Hillcrest Mine" (pp. 68-71).

 

 Devil's Breath: The Story of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914 Paperback – 1 July 2013

by Steve Hanon (Author)

 

 

 

1949

Death of Charles Eli Ironmonger     

Who was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Crowsnest Pass, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada

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