Tom and Ruth Kinnell came to Coalhurst from Scotland with their two young sons, Alex (Kelly) and Jim. Tom was employed in the Coalhurst mine. Later they had two more sons.
Tom Sr. was an avid gardener and was proud of the large sized vegetables he grew. He always had a beautiful flower garden. Ruth was an average housewife looking after her family and making all of the clothes they wore.
After the mine disaster the family moved to Lethbridge where the boys finished their education. Tom Sr. worked at No. 8 mine in Lethbridge until his retirement. They lived in Lethbridge until the time of their deaths.
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