1914 (aged 37–38)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Religion||Lutheran (from 1911 census)|
- 1 Early Life
- 2 Marriage
- 3 Census Records
- 4 Immigration to Canada
- 5 Occupation in 1914
- 6 Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
- 7 Cemetery
- 8 After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
- 9 Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
- 10 Interesting Facts
Gustav Franz was born Langwaltersdorf, Schlazio, Germany, July 1879. [Today part of Poland]
August and Rosena Franz
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Gustav Francz
- Henry Francz
Gustaf Francz married Charlotte, Germany
- August Francz (b. 1901)
- Heinrich Francz (b. 1903)
- Gustav Francz (b. 1904)
- Hilda Francz (b. 1914, Alberta)
A daughter was born June 20, the day after the disaster - assume Hilda.
1911 Hillcrest, age 34, born July 1876, Germany, to Canada in 1910, roomer with his brother Henry and family
Immigration to Canada
1912 Ship Mount Temple. Charlotte and children, going to Frank, Alberta, to husband, who had been a miner for three years
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Gustav is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
1916 Hillcrest, Charlotte and now 4 children in Hillcrest, the youngest aged 2, therefore born about the time of the accident.
Gustav was supporting a wife and 4 children and an aged grandmother.
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Gustaf, Gustav, Franz, Francz, France
Gastav and family lived in "Hood's Addition" today named Peaceful, a part of Hillcrest.
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