Chris Kosmik

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Chris Kosmik
Koste Kosmak
Born 1880
Austria - Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 33–34)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1880 Austria, Ruthenia
Pewit, Snjatyn, Galicia


Wife and family in Old Country

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Chris is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.


Schedule B

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Kosniuk, Kosniak, Kost, "Kostyn Kazmyk"

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: Osyp Kosnyk

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