Antonio Catonio

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Antonio Catonio
Born 1883
Died 1914 (aged 30–31)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Italian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


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.

Census Records

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


Schedule A

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)

My grandmother Pasquerosa Amicarella was married to Antonio Catonio. From Carleen Golden

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