1914 (aged 30–31)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
Acciano, L'Aquila, Italy
Crespini Catonio of Acciano (from 1909 ship's manifest)
Antonio had a wife and 6 week old child in Hillcrest in 1914.
Assume the child born 2 July 1914, male.
Immigration to Canada
1909 Ship Taormina, age 25, born Acciano, single, farm labourer
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Antonio is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery, not the Mass Grave.
There is a gravestone for him: In loving memory / Tony Catonio / 1883-1914.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Tony Catonia, Tony Catoni, Cattoni, Catanio
After the Book
My grandfather was one of the miners killed in the mine explosion. My father, Antonio (Tony) Catonio was born on June 2, 1914. My grandmother's name was Rosa Catonio. The story that I was told was that Pete Currillo, one of the surviving miners carried my grandfather's body out of the mine. He later married my grandmother and they had five more children. My father lived in the East Coulee and Drumheller area all of his life. He passed away on August 17, 2010. From Marlane White (nee Catonio)
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