Austria - Ukraine
1914 (aged 23–24)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Bukovinian|
1890 Austria - Ruthenia
From Mamajecce, Chernowic
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- George Demchuk
- Nicholas Demchuk
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
George is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Mother - E. Sodovchuk, Mamajebce, Chernowid or Mamajevce, Chernowid, Bukovina
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Gyorgy, Damczuk, Denezuk, Demczuk, Damczuk
George and his brother Nicholas Demchuk were both killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster and are buried side-by-side in the Mass Grave.
A list published after the Hillcrest Mine Disaster claims the two men are Slavic. Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 19
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: Yu. Demchuk.
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