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 Alekshay “Alex” Belashopka

Alekshay “Alex” Belashopka

Birth
Russia
Death 12 Sep 1944 (aged 49)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Green Tree, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6628500 · View Source
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Alexej Bielaszapka This is his 'real name' the name on the stone is spelled wrong.
His last name was changed to Beloshko, apparently because people had trouble pronouncing and spelling it. ('Belechopka', 'Belashopka', 'Beloshapka'. because of the language barrier, every record I find is different).
He was born in the village of Stara-Vishkov-Nova-Sibskov, in the town of Tchernigov, in the Ukraine, (at that time a part of Russia).
My grandfather emmigrated to the United States in 1913, going first to stay with his (brother and his wife), Jelisey and Anastasia, in Donora, Pa.
Like most immigrants, he worked in the Coal Mines of Pennsylvania, therefore he moved around a lot.
(My mother told me once, that he never had the time to actually learn to read or write English, he was working most of the time that she remembered).
In 1923, he was living in Braddock, Pa, where he met Anna Okbarsky. She was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia. They were married on January 26, 1924 in Braddock, Pa.
They had two beautiful daughters, Julia and Elizabeth.
Eventually they settled in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh.
Alexej continued to work in the Coal Mines, until his death in 1944 of Miner's Nephritis, (Black Lung) and pneumonia, brought on by the many (about 30) years in the mines.
He was 49.
Go To My Darling Daughter's Grave Site


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Alekshay Belashopka 1895-1944


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  • Created by: Kari
  • Added: 22 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6628500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alekshay “Alex” Belashopka (30 Mar 1895–12 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6628500, citing Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Green Tree, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kari (contributor 46545068) .