Joseph Camarda

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Joseph Camarda

Giuseppe Camarda
Born 1881
Died 1914 (aged 32–33)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


About 1881 From Mammola, Reggio Calabria, Italy


Father may be Francesco at Bovalino, Reggio Calabria, Italy. (Information from the 1908 Border Crossing but hard to read)


He was married.

Immigration to Canada

Possibles: 1904 Ship Lombardia, age 30, had been in Canada 1902-3
1906 Ship Prinz Adalbert, age 29, married going to Toronto
1907 Border Crossing from Canada to USA (on his way to Italy), married, labourer, born about 1877, had $400.
1908 Border Crossing from Canada to USA (on his way to Italy), age 30, going to Cranbrook, British Columbia
1911 Ship Ancona, married, been in Canada before (1907?), going to Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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.


Marvin Camarda, Mammola, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Carmarda, Carmarada, Joe, Giuseppe

Interesting Facts

In 1904 a Giuseppe Camarda was traveling with Dominic Albanese who was killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Giuseppe (Joseph) claimed $400 on the trip back to Italy in 1907. Seems like a large amount.
Giuseppe was unable to read and write.

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