Frank Labonne

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Frank [Francois] LaBonne
Born 1877
Died 1914 (aged 36–37)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality French
Occupation Miner

Early Life


25 July 1877, Charbonnier, Pryde Dome, France
From: Commune de Chapdes Beaufort, Pay-de Dome, France


Francois LaBonne and Marie Longchumbone of Chapdes-Beaufort, Auvergne, France

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Antoine LaBonne (Also in Alberta - married Marie)
  • Louisa LaBonne (Also in Alberta - married August Geblin)
  • Frances LaBonne (Stayed in France)
  • Frank LaBonne


Francois LaBonne married Aglae Chabillon 26 Oct 1901 in Charbonnier - (Aglae was the sister of Emil Chabillon and Leonce Chabillon.


  • Martha LaBonne
  • Frank LaBonne

Census Records

1911 Frank, Alberta, age 33, came to Canada in 1907, miner

Immigration to Canada

1909 Ship Sicilian. age 32. miner, going to brother and brother-in-law in Frank.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in Hillcrest but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Aglae, widow, donated to the Ambulance Fund in December 1914.
Aglae, widow, married Joseph Toppan, 26 Dec 1916, in Blairmore and the family moved to Three Hills, Alberta.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Francois, LaBonne

Interesting Facts

One headstone in Hillcrest has the following names: Frank LaBonne, Emil Chabillon, Aglae and Joseph Toppan.
Frank was a brother-in-law to Emil Chabillon and Leonce Chabillon and cousin to Alfred Salva, all also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
A. LaBonne in 1909, aged 32, was in a mine accident, slightly burned by gas.

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