Nicholas Demchuk

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Nicholas Demchuk
Born 1892
Austria - Ukraine
Died 1914 (aged 21–22)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Austrian / Bukovinian
Occupation Bucker

Early Life


1892 Austria - Ruthenia
From Mamajevce, Chernowid OR Mamajebce, Chernowid

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)



Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Nicholas is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule B


Mother E. Sodovchuk, Mamajebce, Chernowid., Bukovina

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Nicholi, Nykola, Nikolaj, Damczuk, Denezuk, Demczuk, Damczuk

Interesting Facts

Nicholas and his brother George Demchuk were both killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster and are buried side-by-side in the Mass Grave.

A list published after the Hillcrest Mine Disaster claims the two men are Slavic. Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1914.

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: Nick Demchuk.

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