Mike Skurhan

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Mike Skurhan
Born 1864
Austria, Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 49–50)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Galician
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1864 in Austria - Ruthenian From Karliv, Sniatyn District of Ukraine. Source - Yurko Froliak. Also known as Karlilow, Galicia


Mike was married and had children in Karlilow

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Michael is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Michael, Wakajlo, Wadasio, Stiurhan, Shurkan, Shkurhan

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: M. Shkurhan.

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