Sam Cantalini

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Sam 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

Our research indicates the following is the most probable history for this miner.

Early Life


1891 Navelli, L"Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy


Alfonse Cantalini and Antonina Giamorio


  • Antonio (Tony) Cantalini
  • George of Joseph of Giuseppe Cantalini
  • Assunta Cantalini (married Mannella)
  • Maria Antonia Cantalini (married Colengale)
  • Sebastiano Cantalini



Census Records

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

Immigration to Canada


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. Cantalline, Sebastiano, Sebastian 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.