1914 (aged 24–25)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
Our research indicates the following is the most probable history for this miner.
1889 Ofena, L'Aquila, Italy
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Vincenzo Fortunato
- Luigi Fortunato
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
No one had applied for compensation by Feb 1915.
Luigi's brother, Vincenzo Fortunato, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Luigi was married.
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