Austria - Ukraine
1914 (aged 31–32)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Nationality||Austrian / Galician|
1882 Austria - Ruthenia
From Yaskrubych, Province Sokely, Galicia
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
Perhaps he is a brother of Fred Kwasnico
Wasyl had a wife and 3 children in Galicia
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Wasyl is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.
After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names
Kwasnyea Wasyl, Kwosnyca, Knasmosa, Kwosnyck
Wasyl may have been related to Fred Kwasnico, also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. They are buried beside each other.
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: Vasyl Kvasnyk.
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