Vincenzo Fortunato

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Vincenzo Fortunato
Born 1883
Died 1914 (aged 30–31)
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


1883 Ofena, L'Aquila, Italy


Miner and Siblings (in birth order)


In 1914 his wife was in Hillcrest

Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Niagara, age 30, born Northern Italy, going to North Bay, Ontario, labourer

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.

Interesting Facts

Vincenzo's brother, Luigi Fortunato, was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Vincenzo was married.

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