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 Vilmos Fekete Sr.

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Vilmos Fekete Sr.

Birth
Kaposvár, Kaposvári járás, Somogy, Hungary
Death 18 Feb 1965 (aged 36)
Granduc, Kitimat-Stikine Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Stewart, Kitimat-Stikine Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial ID 114863096 View Source
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Vilmos was born in Kaposvar, Hungary. He married Iren Rozgonyi and they had a daughter, Erzsebet Fekete, and a son, Vilmos Fekete Jr., both born in Hungary. His son left the communist regime in 1981 and now lives in the U.S. Click on "Click here to view all images" to see the photo of Vilmos and his wife, Iren, and the photo of his two chidren.
It is believed Vilmos left Hungry about 1956, three months after his son, Vilmos Fekete Jr., was born. At that time, the great revolution against the Russian empire was taking place in Hungary and because of his involvement, Vilmos had to escape the country. His family didn't know much about him for nine years until they found out he died in British Columbia. Vilmos worked in the mines and was killed, along with others, in the Granduc Mine Disaster in February 1965. (Thanks to his son for this bio and the photos sent to me in 2015.)
From Contributor: DLangfor (47327827): Granduc will never be forgotten. It may not be clear when you first enter town why all the now-empty homes and apartments were built, anybody in town will tell you the story. And if you take the drive to see the Salmon Glacier, you'll get an up-close look at the conditions that were faced to construct the Granduc Mine, and that miners and engineers still face in the North. Anybody who used to work at Granduc, or who just has an interest in the days when the mine was operating, is invited to the Granduc Mine Alumni Group at Facebook.


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  • Created by: Diane Gravlee
  • Added: 3 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 114863096
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114863096/vilmos-fekete : accessed ), memorial page for Vilmos Fekete Sr. (30 Oct 1928–18 Feb 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 114863096, citing Wards Pass Cemetery, Stewart, Kitimat-Stikine Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Diane Gravlee (contributor 47083760) .