Luigi Fortunato

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Luigi Fortunato
Born 1889
Died 1914 (aged 24–25)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bucker

Our research indicates the following is the most probable history for this miner.

Early Life


1889 Ofena, L'Aquila, Italy


Miner and Siblings (in birth order)


Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Niagara, age 24, born Northern Italy, going to North Bay, Ontario, labourer

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E
No one had applied for compensation by Feb 1915.

Interesting Facts

Luigi's brother, Vincenzo Fortunato, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Luigi was married.

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