Wasyl Kwasnico

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Wasyl Kwasnico
Born 1882
Austria - Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 31–32)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Timber Packer

Early Life


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

Timber Packer

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Wasyl is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Kwasnyea Wasyl, Kwosnyca, Knasmosa, Kwosnyck

Interesting Facts

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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