Goodwin, Albert "Ginger"

GOODWIN, Albert "Ginger," miner, union activist (b 10 May 1887, Treeton, England; d 27 July 1918, Comox Lk). He immigrated to Canada in 1906 to work in the Cape Breton coal mines, then moved west in 1910 to the mines at CUMBERLAND on VANCOUVER ISLAND. He was a member of the Socialist Party and a local organizer for the United Mineworkers. During the 1912–14 strike he was blacklisted and could not get work. He moved to MERRITT in 1915, then to the mines near FERNIE, then to TRAIL to work in...

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