Antoine Legarde

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Antoine Legarde
Born 1878
Died 1914 (aged 35–36)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality French
Occupation Miner

Early Life


1878 France (date from gravestone)
From Landes Haute-Loire, France


Antoine Legarde married Marie Rosalie.


  • Gabriel Legarde
  • Renee Legarde
  • Mary Legarde (perhaps Mary and Renee same person)

1914 count of widows and children mention only 2 children.

Census Records

1911 Frank, Alberta, age 33, miner (listed as coming to Canada in 1906 and from Belgium - both are wrong)

Immigration to Canada

1910 Ship Corinthian, married, going to Frank, Alberta. (Hard to read)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave - has a headstone.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

1916 Census Hillcrest - Marie, widow, and 2 children living in Hillcrest.
Marie donated money to the Ambulance Fund in Dec. 1914.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Atonio, Antoine, Lagarde, Laqarde

Interesting Facts

Antoine came on the Corinthian in May 1910 one month before four others from France: Frank Labonne, Alfred Salva, Emil Chabillon and Leonce Chabillon. They were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Marie Legarde, widow, was on the same ship coming to Canada with Marie Salva, widow, of Alfred Salva.

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