John Thaczuk

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John Tkaczuk (correct spelling of surname)
Born 1892
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Timber Packer

Early Life


1892 Austria, Ruthenia, Ukrainian
From Karliv, Sniatyn District of Ukraine. Source - Yurko Froliak



Occupation in 1914

Timber Packer

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


John was buried in Hillcrest but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B


Mother in Karlillow, Snjatyn

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Jan, Tkaczuk, Ivan, Tkachuk

Interesting Facts

There was a Ignac Thaszuk, age 34, living in Passburg in 1911, born Russia. Any relation?

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: I. Tkachuk

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