Aaron Cook and his wife Susanna, with their two sons, Aaron. A. and Wilfred, came to Coalhurst from Bekevar, Saskatchewan about 1911. Although Aaron had been a farmer he came to work in the mine. Aaron Jr. emigrated to Hungary for one year, returning to Coalhurst in 1912, where he also worked in the mine.
A daughter was born in Coalhurst in1917. After that the family left, and lived in Drumheller, Diamond City and Commerce. In 1924 they returned to Coalhurst. Just two months before the explosion, Aaron Sr. retired.
The family then moved to Vancouver. Susanna and Aaron celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1950. Aaron passed away in 1959, and Susanna in 1962.
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