Mike Tyron

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Mike Tyron
Born 1896
Austria - Ruthenian
Died 1914 (aged 17–18)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Bukovinian
Occupation Rope Rider
Religion Greek Catholic (1911 Census)

Early Life


1896 Austria, Ruthenia
Bridok, Bukovina


His father was living in Gardenton in southern Manitoba in 1914/15.
Most likely of the family from Bridok, district Zastavna, Bukovina (Western Ukraine).



Census Records

1911 Hillcrest, age 18, born Austria, Bukovina (hard to read), boarder with John Kunesky, nationality Canadian.

Immigration to Canada

1911 claimed immigration as 1896 - is that correct or is it year of birth by mistake.

Occupation in 1914

Rope Rider

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Mike is buried in Hillcrest but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Teron, Tyrol

Interesting Facts

Because he claimed Canadian as nationality and the fact he wasn't buried in the Mass Grave suggests he had family in Canada.

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