1914 (aged 20–21)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Bukovinian|
Mamajevco, Czernovie, Bukovina Austria
He had a wife in Hillcrest
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Michael is not buried in Hillcrest, not known where. This would suggest he had family nearby.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
An alternate name for Zaska was Tonaszevki.
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: Mykhailo Zhakiy OR Mykhaylo Zhaky.
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