Eben Williams, originally from Wales, was in Coalhurst for the sinking of the mine shaft. He served in the army overseas in the First World War, returning to Coalhurst again to work in the mine. Eben's wife arrived in Coalhurst from Edmonton in 1921.
They raised two children, one son and one daughter. They attended school in Coalhurst. Disaster hit their small family when Eben was one of the miners who lost his life in the explosion of 1935. In 1936, Mrs. Williams, with her son and daughter, moved back to her native land, Wales, where they remained during the war years. Their son served for five years from 1940-1945 in the Royal Army Medical Corp. Field Ambulance Division in Southern Italy, France, Holland and Germany.
In 1946, their daughter returned to Canada to again make it her home. In 1948, her brother and her mother also returned to Canada to live in Ponoka.
Mrs. Williams moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C. to live with her daughter.
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