Fred Rawlyk

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Fred Rawlyk
Fedir Ravlyk
Born 1876
Died 1914 (aged 37–38)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1876 Galicia, Ukraine
Yaskrubych, Sokoly


John Renick and Anee Loboy (from marriage of brother George Renick in Montana in 1916)

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Fred Rawlyk
  • George Rawlyk (born 24 Feb 1890 Wolvyn or Wolswin, Ukraine)
  • Bernard Rawlyk
  • Max Rawlyk


Wife and children in old country

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Fred is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest - there is a headstone.
Transcription of the text of the gravestone: Here / Rest/ Fred b.1876, and Vasili b. 1892, Rawliks / killed / in the explosion ..

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Fedro, Rawlyk, Ralnyk, Raldink, Ralyruk, Ravlyk, Fedir
Surname on the headstone is translated to Rawlik.

Interesting Facts

Fred is buried beside his brother Bernard Rawlyk also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster. They share a headstone.

Brother Max returned to Austria.

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: Fedir Ravlyk.

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