|Tochan (John) Melok|
1914 (aged 22–23)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Slovakian|
13 Feb 1891 Vitanova, Slovakia
Maybe this is Vitanova, Tvrdosin District, Zilina Region, Slovakia OR Vitanova, Arva Megye
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
John is buried in the Mass Grave.
Headstone reads: Tochan Malak / Rodzeni 13 Februara / Roko 1891 / Vitanova / Oravszka Sztolicza / 19 Juna Rodu 1914
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Tochan Malak, Malok, Malik, Milak, Malec, Maleck
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: Ivan Miliak.
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