1914 (aged 21–22)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Galician|
1892 Galicia, Ukraine
From Yaskrubych, Province Sokely
John Renick and Anee Loboy (from marriage of brother George Renick in Montana in 1916)
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- Fred Rawlyk
- George Rawlyk (born 24 Feb 1890 Wolvyn or Wolswin, Ukraine)
- Bernard Rawlyk
- Max Rawlyk
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Bernard is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest - there is a headstone.
Transcription of the text of the gravestone: Here / Rest/ Fred b.1876, and Vasili b. 1892, Rawliks / killed / in the explosion ..
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Wasyl, Vasili, Rawlyk, Ralnyk, Raldink, Ralyruk, Ravlyk
Surname on the headstone is translated to Rawlik.
Bernard is buried beside his brother Fred Rawlyk also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. They share a headstone.
Brother Max returned to Austria.
A Ukrainian newspaper named ‘’The Novyny’’, published in Edmonton, Alberta on the 27th of June, 1914, gave a list of the Rusyn Miners killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. Rusyns were a Slavic group encompassing most of the Western Ukraine. Rusyns were better known in the Crownest Pass as Ruthenians. The list was written in the Cyrillic script and transcribed. Translation of this name: Vasyl Ravlyk.
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