Philip Hnacnuk

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Philip Hnacnuk
Iylyp Hnatiw
Born 1892
Austria - Ruthenia - Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Timber Packer

Early Life


1892 Austria, Ruthenia
Yaskrubych, Province Sokoly, Galicia



Immigration to Canada

1913 Ship Willehad, age 18, going to Hillcrest, Alberta (Name: Iylyp Hantiw)

Occupation in 1914

Timber Packer

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Philip wasn't buried in Hillcrest, he was buried somewhere else in the Crowsnest Pass or Canada.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B


Parents: Yaskrubych, Sokoly, Galicia

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Hnachuk, Hnakiw, Hnoczuk, Hnaczuk, Hnakin, Philip, Iylyp, Znachuk

Interesting Facts

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: P. Znachuk

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