Paul Kukoy, cashier at Cumberland for the Union Pacific Coal Company, was born in Pocahontas, West Virginia, September 22, 1891, a son of Paul and Mary Kukoy, who were natives of Austria, they came to America at an early period and established their home in West Virginia, where the father engaged in mining. Subsequently he removed westward to Wyoming, casting in his lot with the early settlers of the state, and he continued his mining operations in this section of the country up to the time of his death, which occurred in Cumberland in 1902. His widow survives and is yet living in Cumberland. In their family were nine children, of whom Paul was the third in order of birth.
In his boyhood days Paul Kukoy was a pupil in the public schools of Cumberland, mastering the work to the fifth grade, when it became necessary that he provide for his own support and he entered the employ of the Union Pacific Coal Company in a clerical position in the mine office. This was in 1904. He has since been connected with the operations of the company at this place, working his way steadily upward. For two years he was material clerk at Reliance, Wyoming, representing the same company in the mines at that place, after which he returned to Cumberland to assume the duties of material clerk, and he is now acting as cashier and bookkeeper. He has worked his way steadily upward by reason of his fidelity, capability and trustworthiness and he has the entire confidence of the corporation which he represents.
Mr. Kukoy is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church. He has served on the school board of Cumberland for the past seven years and is active in advancing the interests of education in this locality. He has also served as clerk to the state mine inspector. Mr. Kukoy is unmarried and makes his home with his mother. The other children of the family were: John, who is now living in New Jersey; Mrs. Mary Willard, a resident of Sublet, Wyoming; Mrs. Julia George, also of Sublet; Stephen, who has departed this life; Joseph, living at Sublet; and Enoch and Ambrose, who are residents of the same place. The mother makes her home at Sublet with the various members of her family save those whose interests have carried them elsewhere. Mr. Kukoy of this review deserves much credit for what he has accomplished as he has worked his way upward since starting out in the business world on his own account and he is now occupying a responsible position at Cumberland.