Sam Cantalini

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Sam Cantalini
Sabastiano Cantalini'
Born 1891
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Italian
Occupation Bucker Boss

Early Life


1891 Navelli, L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy


Pasquale Cantalini (1850-1940) and Maria Joanne Virgilia (1855-1950) (Family Source)

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Vincenzina Cantalini
  • Sarafina Cantalini
  • Licia Cantalini
  • Maria Cantalini
  • Maria Antonia Cantalini (?married Colangali)
  • Bernadina Cantalini
  • Assunta Cantalini (b. 1898) [married 1) DeMarco 2)Ralph Mannella]
  • Giuseppe (Joseph) Cantalini
  • Sabastiano Cantalini



Census Records

1906 Lille, Alberta, age 16, came to Canada in 1905, name Sebestine Catalane

Immigration to Canada

1905 Ship Montreal, age 15, single, going to Montreal, general labourer

Occupation in 1914

Bucker Boss

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.

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Cantalline, Sebastiano, Sebastian

Interesting Facts

Sam was related in some way to Peter Cantalini, but they were not brothers.
There were other Cantalini families in the Crowsnest Pass, all appeared to have come from Navelli, and it is hard to know which family they belong to.

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