Antonio Cimetta

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Antonio Cimetta
Born 1890
Died 1914 (aged 23–24)
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


1890 in Navelli, L'Aquila, Italy


Pietro Cemmatti (from a case vs the Hillcrest Colleries in 1916)
His parents are probably Pietro Cimetta, son of Nicolo Cimetta and [Alacorinda] Cantalini, who married Mariangel Giancorlo, in Nov 1888 in Navelli.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Antonio Cimetta (1890 - 1914)
  • Pacifico Cimetta (1896 - died Nov. 20 1914, age 18)



Immigration to Canada

1912 Ship Laconia, left Naples Dec 5th 1911, arrived New York 18 Dec 1912.
Age 23, labourer, last residence Navelli, going to his brother Pacifico Cimetta, Hillcrest.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Antonio is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


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

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Cemmetta, Cimmetti, Cimetti, Cemetti, Cemetta, Tony

Interesting Facts

Brother Pacifico Cimetta was killed 20 Nov 1914 in the Hillcrest mine - "died when the rope broke while riding up the slope thus causing a runaway trip of cars."
Another "Cemetta" from Navelli, age 29 in 1910, was killed in the Bellevue Mine Explosion of 1910. Related?
Antonio came over on the same ship as Antonio Gramacci, They were cousins.

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