Dominic Albanese

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Dominic Albanese
Dominico Albanese
Born 1882
Died 1914 (aged 31–32)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


Born 1882, Mammola, Reggio Calabria, Italy (Southern Italy)

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)


Dominic married Rosa Maria


  • Francis Albenese,born 1908, Italy, died World War II, Ethopia
  • Stefano Albenese, born 1909, Italy, died 2003
  • Angelina Albenese
  • Salvatore Albenese

Census Records

1906 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 24, from Italy in 1903 (Spelling Albanes)

Immigration to Canada

1901 Ship Musselia, May, age 19
1904 Ship Lombardia, April, age 22
1912 Ship Ancona, May, age 29, married, was in [Frank, Alberta]

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Unknown - but probably in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Dominic's wife was never in Canada - she remained in Italy. Don't believe she remarried.


Schedule E - No one had applied for compensation by Feb 1915.
Compensation should have gone to his wife and 4 children.

Interesting Facts

Dominic traveled to Canada in 1904 with Giuseppe Carmarda, who was the Joseph Camarda killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Dominic's brother, Nicholas Albenese, was also killed that day.

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