|Michael [Mike] Kipryanchuk|
Austria - Ukraine
1914 (aged 31–32)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Galician|
|Religion||Greek Catholic (1911 Census)|
- 1 Early Life
- 2 Marriage
- 3 Census Records
- 4 Immigration to Canada
- 5 Occupation in 1914
- 6 Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
- 7 Cemetery
- 8 After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
- 9 Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
- 10 Interesting Facts
1882 Galicia - language Ruthenian. (census return)
From Sokol, Galicia, Poland. (family source)
From Yaskrubych, Province Sokoly, Galicia
1916 Sophia Dorothy, age 31, widow, Polish from Hillcrest crossed the Canada/US border going to her father-in-law Theodore Kipryanchuk in Duluth, Minn.
Miner and Siblings
- Mike Kipryanchuk
- Alexander Kipryanchuk
- Antony Kipryanchuk
Mike married Dortha - also from Galicia - after 1909
Sophia Helen, age 5 in 1915
1911 Hillcrest, Alberta, age 30, came to Canada in 1905
With him is his wife Dortha age 24 who immigrated in 1909
Immigration to Canada
1905 (from 1911 census)
1909 (from family source)
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Mike is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery but not in the Mass Grave. He has a heart shaped headstone - name spelled Kipryanczuk.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Widow, Dortha, married Mike's brother, Alex Kipryanchuk, and moved to the United States (from Coleman Bulletin).
Alex and Dorothy divorced and she married again, to Mr. Leeuwenburg. (from family source). Alex changed his surname to Kiper
Dorothy Leeuwenburg died 22 Apr 1972 at Saanich, BC, aged 85.
The remainder of the Kipryanchuk family (parents and siblings) also immigrated to Canada but returned to Poland.
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Kepryanczuk, Kipriachuk, Kippryanchuk, Kyprianchuk, Kiprianchuk, Kapronchuk
Coleman Bulletin, 18 Oct. 1918 By 1918 Dortha had not received compensation for the death of her husband.
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 Kyprianchuk or Mykhaylo Kiprianchuk.
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