Fred Kwasnico

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Fred Kwasnico
Fred Kwasnjca
Born 1891
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Timber Packer Boss

Early Life


1891 Austria
Yaskrubych, Province Sokoly, Galicia

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

Perhaps he is a brother of Wasyl Kwasnico



Occupation in 1914

Timber Packer Boss

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Fred is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B


Parents in Old Country

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Frederick Kwasnica, Kwosnyca, Kwaswyca, Kwasniezza, Fegar

Interesting Facts

Fred may have been related to Wasyl Kwasnico, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. They are buried beside each other.

Frank Vindicator, 30 August 1912. "A collection was lately taken up among the employees of the Hillcrest Collieries Limited, for Fred Kwasnico, the one-time timber boss in the mine here. A handsome amount was realized and will be turned over to him intact. It will be remembered that Kwasnico had a bad attack of typhoid fever which kept him in the Frank Hospital for several months. Since his illness he has never been able to resume work, and his fellow workmen have taken this practical way of showing their sympathy for him in his misfortune."

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