Vito Celli

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Vito Celli
Born 1888
Died 1914 (aged 25–26)
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


18 June 1888 Carrufo, L'Aquila, Italy


Fiore Angelo Celli and Maria Giuseppa Salvati.


Vito Celli, age 22, married Giulia Pasquantonio, age 17, Dec 1910, in Ofena, L'Aquila, Italy

Immigration to Canada

1911 March Ship Luisiana, age 22, going to North Bay, Ontario.

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

Vito's brother, Frank Celli, of the Palm Cafe in Coleman.
Vito's second cousin was Eugenio Ciccone, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.