Soroka

Miner’s First Name:   John
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Miner’s Last Name:   Soroka
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Miner’s Country:   Ukraine
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Worked in the mines 30 years! He was one of the many immigrants that came to America to work in the mines. He was a Ukrainian immigrant born in 1894 and became an American citizen September 3, 1941. I knew very little else about him as he died when i was very young. All that I know about him was whatever my father told me, especially that he worked in the mines for 30 years. I didn't see very much of him since he wasn't living with my grandmother, whose house was across the street from where I was growing up. My father told me that he had a miserable life especially in his latter years. He died homeless and in poverty. Being very young, I never understood what was going on and only wish, to this day, that I asked more questions about my grandfather so that I can tell his story to my children and grandchildren. Now, unfortunately, everyone who knew him and could tell me more about him are deceased. I don't even know what year he died. I feel that he has been a forgotten man and so richly deserves to have his name included on the Wall of Honor.

Place & Manner of Miner’s Death:   Wilkes-Barre, PA (Heart attack)
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Birth Date:   1894

Married:   Yes
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Wife’s Name:   Elizabeth
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Wife’s Last Name:   Hondso
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Wife’s Country:   Czechoslovakia
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Place & Manner of Wife’s Death:   Ashley, PA
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Birth Date:   May 23, 1903

Number of Children:   3

Child Name 1:   John
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Child Name 2:   Michael
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Birth Date:   Nov. 2, 1926

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Author’s Name:   Michael
Author’s Middle Name:   R.
Author’s Last Name:   Soroka
Relationship to Miner:   Grandson