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Bietzel, C.  Hometown: Baltimore, MD; Dooley stays with him at Copper Center, Dooley Diary, 9/29/98; Bietzel and Mort visit Dooley, Diary, 11/13/98; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary; "Big" John. With Copper River Exploring Party, story of his "taming" a mule, Powell, Trailing, p. 13;

Billing, Henry.  Hometown: Fairfield, WI; Arrived in Alaska, Oct. 1897, C1900; Born in Canada, 1855, C1900;

Birch, Stephen.  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 162; Files claim with Abercrombie on Eagle River, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, 1898-1900. p. 146; Filed: George Hogg, S. Birch, J. P. Roberts near Swanport in VMDR, p. 161, 10/23/1899;

Bisbin, Guy T.  (Might also be Bishin); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Bishin, Guy T.  (Might also be Bisbin); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Bithell, J. R.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

Bitterolf, Fred.  Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with "by far the larger number of her passengers" bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98;

Bjornstad, Katie.  Location notice, Latouche, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 135;

Bjornstad, Martin B.  Witness to Location notice, Latouche, June 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 135; Location notice, p. 138;

Black, Arch.  Treloar & Arch Black look for alternative route over Valdez Glacier, Treloar Memoires, p. 24;

Black, J. C.   (James C. C1900; Jim PWSMDR) Born: Oregon, April, 1870, C1900; Hometown: Portland, OR, Arrived in Alaska, April 1898, C1900; V-Lot, Index , p.25; Location notice with Phil Blumauer, Millard witness, near Cordova 5/19/1899, PWSMDR , Bk. 2, p. 145; Location notice with Christiansen, Blumauer, Black, MacCabe, Abercrombie at head of small bay on east side of Port Well, 9/8/1899; Location Notice 9/4/1899: W. R. Abercrombie, C. P. Smith, J.  C. Black, Phil Blumauer, J. J. Abercrombie, Louis Blumauer Cutsina [Kotsina?] River near Mt. Blackburn, ML, Bk.3 (Bks. J&F), p. 44;

Black River Falls Party.  Arrived in Valdez "in recent days," Phil Berg Letter, 3/20/98, in Neillsville Times, 4/7/98;

Blackman, -. Hometown: Kansas City; Of K.C. taken sick and sold out 4/27/98, Pearson, CS1, 185;

Blackman, T. E.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Blair, John A.  (John, Oregonian, 3/6/98); Hometown: Lincoln, NE; Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98; In party with W. Sweet, F. Wortman (Workman), O. Burnett (Barnett), John Blair from Lincoln, NE, Portland Oregonian, 3/6/98;

Blakly, C. O.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Blakly, R. D. Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Bland, Robert.  Locator, Placer Claim No. 12, below Discovery on Manker Creek, witnesses: Nels Jepson, Wm. Grogg, 7/20/98, TMDR, p. 12;

Blanding, W. D. V-Lot, Index, p. 61;

Blaumer, Phil. (See: Blumauer);

Bledman, H.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Blix, Ringwald.  Born: Norway, 12/5/1872 (Pioneers).  Purchase of Gillett & Weir claim, VMDR, p 115; Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; At Copper Center winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; "A resident of Valdez," appoints Ed Melby his attorney, 1899, ML, Bk. 2, p. 159;

Bloomquist, C.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Blum, L.  (Also: S [Bk. 1, p. 149]).Location notice, Landlocked Bay, 9/24/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 229; Location notice: 9/21/1899 with McConnell, Summers, Blum for Hecla Claim, Copper Mt. PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 132ff;

Blumauer, Phil.  (Also: Blumaer, Blumer, Blaumer). Elected to permanent Township Committee (2nd), treasurer, April 26, 1898, Minutes, CS1; at 5/11/1898 meeting; Donated to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, Bourke notes, CS1; Mining Bond.  Ripstein to Blaumer, 9/5/98 (LaTouche claims), 1898, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, 1898-1900. p. 66; Files claim on Eagle River near Cordova, with J. C. Black, Millard Witnesses, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, 1898-1900. p. 145; Files claim on east side of Port Wells Bay, Sept.
8, 1899, Chris Christiansen, Phil Blumauer, J. C. Black, Duncan MacCaley (?), W. R. Abercrombie; also claim on west side, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, pp. 223-224; V-Lot, Index , p.35; Location Notice Sept. 4, 1899: W. R. Abercrombie, C. P. Smith, J. C. Black, Phil Blumauer, J. J. Abercrombie, Louis Blumauer Cutsina [Kotsina?] River near Mt. Blackburn, ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), p. 44; Ripstein Sells
7 PWS mining claims to Blumauer on Latouche Island for $5,000 including Big Bonanza 1, 2, Chenega, Bullion, Eagle, Alaska Chief & Mae Bell to Phil Blumauer, 9/5/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 76; Ch. Brown & J. J. Rafferty witnesses; Title bond for claims, pp 77-79;


Blumauer, Louis.  Location Notice 9/4/1899: W. R. Abercrombie, C. P. Smith, J. C. Black, Phil Blumauer, J. J. Abercrombie, Louis Blumauer Cutsina [Kotsina?] River near Mt. Blackburn, ML, Bk. 3 (Bks.J&F), p. 44;

Boeiss, J.  (Difficult to read, possibly Soheiss); Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Bogen, Bill.  July, went to strike below sawmill with Percy Shaw, John Whipp, Bill Bogen, L. Updike, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

Bogen, W.A.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Bohnsen, J. M.  Kertchem Party. Files for Valdez townsite and placer claims, 3/10/1898, Kertchem letter, VMDR;

Bohnson, S. M.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Bolin, D. R.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle 3/15/98 for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Bonner, C. Rescued from April 30th avalanche on Valdez Glacier along with J. Thiery, J. Simonson, Van Huson (?), Jas. Peck, L. Svenson, J. Steele, and P. Straub, Dooley Diary, 5/1/98;

Bonner, J. M.  First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98;

Bonson, Mrs. N. Bonson, JULIA, (Mrs. N.).   (Also Julia Brosman, TMDR, index & p. 88). Locator, Hertle Creek, 9/21/99, TMDR, p.88;

Boodler, -.  Boodlers very upset about mining district; make unsuccessful attempt to overthrow it and form a new one, Dooley Diary, 4/19/99; Boodler and Moore arrive Doolely's camp reporting Major Rosebrook has scurvy but is improving, Dooley Diary, 5/11/99;

Booker, Ben.  Hazelet party 1900; substitute for Ed Thomas shareholder in Chisna Mining Improvement Co. Note to Hazelet Diary;

Boone, J.   Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Bootsman, Harry.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Borden, -.  Pearson works with Hy Miller, H. Cole, J. Lavioss, Lon Malone, Capt. Lewis, Borden, Rosenthal at lake in Aug, 1898, Pearson Journal, CS1; p. 185;

Borgeson, -.  Hometown: Chicago, IL (?); See Johnson-Borgeson Party.

Borgeson, John(Also: Bargeson), Born: MA. Sept. 1836 C1900; Hometown: Boston, MA. Arrived in Alaska 1883, C1900; Location notice: 9/21/1899 with McConnell, Summers, Blum for Hecla Claim, Copper Mt. PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 132; Witness to Location notice umers & Blum, Landlocked Bay, Sept. 24, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 229;

Bornd, John.  Brown sends in relief effort to bring Gardner from relief station, 4/29/99, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 40;

Borud, J.  List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, 5/29/1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5;

Boson, C. D.  Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Bottomley, J. E. First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98;

Botts, J. W.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Bougard, C. Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Bounneau, T. F.  First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98;

Bourke, Joseph A.  (Also: Burk, Bourk). Born: New York, NY 7/?/1854 (Pioneers); Hometown: Brooklyn, NY. Notes on Valdez, 1898, CS1; On Coroner's jury.  Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; June 1899, Pearson meets Fischlein, Bourke, Royer, and Rorer at Mentasta, Pearson, CS1; 1, p 187; Excerpts from his notes appear in CS1; He also kept a Scrapbook with photos, articles and notes and a Journal;

Bowen, A. W.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Bowen, C. S. Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Bowen, E. T.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Bowen, James E.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Bowen, Tom. Hometown: TX; Rides with Hazelet down Klutina to Copper Center, Hazelet Diary, 9/11/1898; leaves to go home, Hazelet Diary, 11/16/98; went to Mentasta then Copper Center, leaves Copper Center with McNeer for Valdez, Hazelet Diary, 3/19/98;

Boy, -.  Dooley attends religious services from Boy and Beatty at Rapids, Diary, 2/5/98;

Boyd, H. L. Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Boyd, J.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Brabaker, A. A.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Bradburg, J. H. (See also: Bradbury, J. W.; H could be a W in UKMDR) Locator, UKMDR, October 1898, p. 53; witness with Hurd to Laull on 8/21/99, UKMDR, p. 166; witness with Hurd to Owens, UKMDR, p. 167; witness with Lavell for Irwin;

Bradbury, George. Member of Dooley party with G. W. Karstens, J. H. Karstens, George Kern, W. R. Looker, Frank Owens, William Orr, George Bradbury, The Pathfinder, 5:4, 2/1924, p. 11; Bradbury arrives with Levil [Lavell] and Herd [Hurd] at Co. Camp Dooley Diary, 5/30/99;

Bradbury, John W. Born: PA, Dec. 1860, C1900; Hometown: Downers Grove, IL; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Arrived in Valdez, March 1898, C1900; Filed claim in 1898-1899 TMDR, p. 45; Oct. 4, 1898 has dinner with Pearson, Bradbury, Kendricks, Maloe, Lewis, Merchant. Pearson, CS1, p. 185;

Bradford, Jr. J. H.  Hometown: North Yakima, WA; Locator, "Bradford" placer claim No. 3 below Discovery on Manker Creek, 7/20/98, witnesses W. Grogg, S. Johnson, recorded by L. T. Johnson by power-of-attorney, TMDR, p. 56; power-of-attorney to L. T. Shelton notice, TMDR, p. 66;

Bradford, Sr. J. H.  Locator with W. D. McGee of Paystreak No. 1, 10/15/98, on Hertle Creek, witnesses: H. Smith, J. Manker, TMDR, p. 19; Co-locator with W. D. McGee, No. 6 below Discovery on Manker Creek, located 7/20/98, witnesses Nels Jepson, Wm. Grogg, TMDR, p. 20; Co-locator with W. D. McGee, "Gold King" Quartz Claim on west side of O'Brien Creek, 10/15/98, witnesses H. Smith, J. Manker, TMDR, p. 23;

Bradshaw, C. H.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Brandenburg, J. T.  Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 91;

Brandenburgh, E. T. Locator, QCMDR, 1899, p. 178-9;

Brandenbury, G. W.  Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, Bourke Scrapbook.

Brandon, -.  Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; At Copper Center winter of 1898-1899; took dog team out to Valdez to get medical help, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8;

Branen, J. L.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Braver, A.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Breckenridge, F. O.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Brehme, Chas. F. (Also: Joe (Golden Cross?). List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, 5/29/1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 49; Locator, QCMDR, p. 119; QCMDR, 1898, Witness to Tjarks, p. 35; witness to Remington, p. 55; stampedes to Quartz Creek with Remingtons, Jarks in Sept. 1898, described in
Golden Cross?, p. 56-60;


Breine, Chas.  Witness to Remmington, QCMDR, 1898, p. 31;

Brendell, F. W.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Brennan, Michael.  Hometown: Stamford, CT; Member of Stamford, CT party (6) that accompanied Conn.& AK Mining and Trading party on train trip across country and on Moonlight to Valdez; other members: Patrick Moylan, James Dillon, W. H. Wilson, Stamford Daily Advocate, 1/24/98;

Breyfogle, F. L.  (See Brifogle) Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; (Note: Dooley and Breyfogle were both on the Rival);

Brifogle, F. L.  Hometown: Kansas City, MO; Building; Dooley had dinner with on glacier, Dooley Diary, 3/29/98; Dooley sees on Klutina River, Dooley Diary, 10/25/98; Address: American Bank, Name and Address list, Dooley Diary;

Briggle, R. A.  Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with "by far the larger number of her passengers" bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98;

Briggs, C. H.  First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98;

Brillian, Lou.  (See Louie Brillion);

Brillion, Louie.  (Also Lou Brillian, passenger list); Hometown: Neillsville, WI; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; The Alaska party composed of Warren Southard, Louie Brillion, Joe Dillman, Phil Berg, Fred Sturdevant, Gus Klopf, Fred Elder, and George Vine left Neillsville, 1/17/98, Neillsville Times [WI}, 1/20/98; returned from Alaska.  "He says he has enough of Alaska to last him some time, and so far as the gold is concerned, it exists only in the pockets of the transportation companies after they have caught a lot of suckers and started them chasing over Valdez pass."  Interview, Neillsville Times, 2/9/98;

Brimmer, M. E.  Hometown: Rialto, no state given; Waiting in Portland for the next boat to Copper River, Portland Oregonian, 3/12/98;

Brodreck, Thomas.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Brody, Sam.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Brook, K. Edward.  Locator, "Violet" placer claim No. 2 on Connecticut Creek a trib. to Manker creek, 7/29/98, witnesses Sweet & L. Stead, TMDR, p. 74;

Brook, William.  Hometown: Stamford, CT; Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9;

Brookfield, Second, Lt. R. M.  Army Officers on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; Hired by Valdez citizens to survey townsite, April 25, 1898 for $10, Minutes, CS1; (first?) to float Keystone Canyon with Lewis, Gardner, & Flemmings in 1898, Powell, Trailing, p. 147-149; V-Lot, Index, p. 34; With Abercrombie 1898, led trips up Valdez Glacier, Corbin Pass, first to descend Lowe River through Keystone Canyon, Brookfield in Glenn and Abercrombie, 1899;

Brosman, Julia.  (Also Mrs. N. Bonson, TMDR index);V-Lot, Index, p. 14; Locator, "Junction" placer claim No. 4 above canyon on Hertle Creek, 7/21/99, witnesses King & Merchant, TMDR, p. 88;

Brost, Jos. N.  Hometown: Marshfield, WI; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Geo. Vine, Oscar Johnson, Frank Smith, Ed. Young, Henry Chesterman, John Grasser, Herb Gergen, and Jos. Brost are still in Alaska, Neillsville Times [WI], 2/9/99; Listed in names & address section, probably with Ed Young, Dooley Diary;

Broughton, Rob.  (R.M. Broughton, Seattle P-I); Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett's Camp, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39-40;

Brown, -.  Conger goes to see two lady actresses and Brown, a violin player, at the Opera House at Amy's Landing, Conger, 10/14/98;

Brown, -. "10 men from Valdez stopped at Co. City - Dan Kain, Brown, McClellan, Bates, Hamlin, McCormack, Fitch, Leverose, Amy, and Senders," Dooley Diary, 5/20/99;

Brown, Charley. Assist. Quartermaster. Born: Germany, Dec. 1822, C1900; Hometown: Miles City, MT, C1900; Witness to Ripstein/Blaumer Mining Bond, 1898, ML, Bk 2, 1898-1900. p. 66; Filed in 1898-1899 VMDR, p. 60; Contributed 150 lbs to a relief station for 1899 on Valdez Glacier, in Valdez, 1898, CS1; Only official remaining in Valdez, winter of 1898. Calls himself "the King," Powell, Trailing, p. 90 ff; had government mule killed to feed starving
prospectors in Valdez, 1898, Powell, Trailing, p. 140; "My God, Captain . . .," 4/21/1899 in Abercrombie, 1900, p. 15;


Brown, C. H.  Hometown: Chicago, IL; In Chicago party, living in tents in Seattle waiting for Excelsior to depart, list of equipment, Seattle P-I, 2/26/98; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Brown, Eugene.  Hometown: Williams, AZ; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Brown, George. Born: Ireland, Dec. 1861, C1900; Hometown: Salem, OR; Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with "by far the larger number of her passengers" bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; QCMDR, 1898, Witness to Kain, p. 13, to
Sweeny, QCMDR, p. 33; to Hannam, QCMDR, p. 34; M. N. Smith QCMDR, p. 82; Locator, QCMDR, p. 56; 1899: held & recorded with Keller claim located by Little, QCMDR, p. 110; UKMDR, March 1899, Locator, 3/11/1899, p. 79;


Brown, J. E.  Hometown: Ashfork, AZ; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Brown, L.  (Also: C.) Brown calls him "Farmer Brown;" Deputy recorder for Valdez, 3/24/98, PWSMDR Bk. 1, p. 46; witness for Tom Olsen, p. 47; V-Lot, Index, p.9; C. Brown leases house from for cook house, Brown in Abercrombie,1900, p. 40;

Brown. W.  (probably the same as W. A. Brown); First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Note: this is the same ship that George Dickey came on;

Brown, W. A.  Hometown: Cheyenne, WY; Brown and Tucker moved up to Dooley's camp area on Grayling(?), Dooley Diary, 4/13/98; Names and address list, Dooley Diary;

Bruce, -. Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA. Secretary of Keystone Co; makes it to interior, see Townsend Journals. (No place where first and last name are given together);

Bruce, Harold.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Bruce, James.  Passenger on steam schooner Noyo, departing Seattle for Copper River ports with a few passengers for Juneau and Skagway, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Bruce, LenaHometown: Tacoma, WA; (probably did not come to Alaska); Locator, Placer Claim No. 8 below Discovery on Manker Creek, 7/20/98, witnesses, J. Errickson & Wm. Grogg, recorded by W. C. Bruce by power-of-attorney, TMDR, p. 34; Locator, Placer Claim No. 9, Below Discovery, Manker Creek, witnesses J. Errickson, S. Johnson, recorded by W. C. Bruce by power-of-attorney, TMDR, p. 35; power-of-attorney to W. C. Bruce,
TMDR, p. 64;


Bruce, -.  (Mrs. Sidney). Hometown: Tacoma, WA; Power of attorney to W. C. Bruce, TMDR, p. 63; may not have come to Alaska;

Bruce, Robert A. Hometown: Allegheny, PA; First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/16/98, Seattle P-I, 2/17/98; Secretary of Keystone Co; makes it to interior, see Townsend Journals;

Bruce, Walter C. Hometown: Tacoma, WA.; Filed in 1/10/99 with Heber Smith, witness C. B. Smith and H. E. F. King in VMDR, p. 64; Filed claim 1898-1899 in TMDR, p. 11, 30,36 and for wife and daughter by power-of-attorney; Received power-of-attorney from Bruce's wife, daughter, and Patterson, TMRD, p 63, 64, 65; Filed claim with Heber Smith, 1/10/1899 in Port Valdez Mining District, C. B. Smith & H. E. King witnesses. VMDR; , Witness to Manker, p. 41; to H. Smith, p. 43; to Harry King, QCMDR, 1898, p. 78;

Brum, L. D.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Bryant, Charles. First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Bryant, Harry.  First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Buchanan, A. W.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Buck, J. E.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland
3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

Buck, W. S.  Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with "by far the larger number of her passengers" bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98;

Buckley, J. H.  Hometown: St. Peter, MN; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Member of Conger's party from Minnesota, Conger, xxxii; Mentioned in letter about D. Wherley's accidental shooting of Roy Murfin, Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98; Drowned, Conger, 7/11/98, p. 116; Drowned in Copper River, Crary, Diary Ms., p. 8; in Hessian Party, "pulled in by his boat and
drowned," Hazelet Diary, 10/9/98; over 50 years and lame in one leg, lame leg lost mobility in cold water, but managed on the Klutina, drowned in Gacona on July 11, 1898, body found later in Copper River, Bourke Journal, ms. p. 17; mentioned, Guiteau Diary, 7/11/98;


Buddleman, John. Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with "by far the larger number of her passengers" bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98;

Bulger, James.  Locators: John K. Bulger, C. F. Leliners, James Bulger, John Farrell, Extension No. 1, Cat Head Discovery Claim, Cat Head Bay, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, 9/17/98, recorded, 10 /6/98; PWSMDR, Bk G, p. 503;

Bulger, John K.  Locators: John K. Bulger, C. F. Leliners, James Bulger, John Farrell, Extension No. 1, Cat Head Discovery Claim, Cat Head Bay, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, 9/17/98, recorded, 10 /6/98; PWSMDR, Bk G, p. 503;

Bulls, Charles, H.  Filed claim in 1898-1899 TMDR, p. 36;

Burford, Thomas.  Hometown: Cranberry, PA; Party of prospectors returning from Cook Inlet and Copper River Area, declined to be interviewed, mention, Seattle P-I, 11/13/97;

Burke, J. L.  (See also Joseph Bourke ?); Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Burket, H.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

Burnes, J.  Probably here in 1898, listed with other Old timers returning from outside, TVN, 3:49, 2/13/04, p. 4;

Burnett, O. (Also O. Barnatt); Hometown: Lincoln, NE; In party with W. Sweet, F. Wortman (Workman), O. Burnett (Barnett), John Blair from Lincoln, NE, going on Albion, Portland Oregonian, 3/6/98;

Burnham, Frank. Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA, 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Burns, Charles. Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Burns, W. T. First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; Witness to Hatch, QCMDR, 1898, p. 26; Miller, p. 28; M. Stewart, p. 29; Walker, p. 65, Schroder & Choudichild, p. 80; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 77;

Burr, E. D. Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Burr, -. (Mrs. E. D.). Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Burr, -.  (Mrs. J. R.). Crossed Valdez Glacier in 1898. BS, p. 44; Dooley had Mr. and Mrs. Burr for dinner at camp on Klutina, Dooley Diary, 10/21/98;

Burr, J. R. Dooley had Mr. and Mrs. Burr for dinner at camp on Klutina, Dooley Diary, 10/21/98; Dooley helped to build cabin, 10/27-29/98;

Burton, R. M. Passenger, schooner Phelps, departing Seattle 4/5/98, Seattle P-I, 4/6/98;

Busby, W.  J. Filed 7/13/93 for claim on Middleton Island with Tingle (?), Trasyle (?) Cobum, Cos, Greenfield, Bowen, Smith, Ely; Mining Locations, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I); Elected Recorder at Middleton Island Miners Meeting, 8/3/1893, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I); Elected Recorder for Prince William Sound Mining District, Mining Locations, 6/11/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.1; Secretary first meeting of citizens to organize town of Valdez, 4/23/1898, Minutes, CS1; Town meeting in his tent, May 10, 1898, 4/23/1898, Minutes, CS1; Attended April 26, May 10, May 11, May 13, June 17, Minutes, CS1; Turns over books to
Townsite Committee 5/13/1989, Minutes, CS1; Elected to subcommittee to investigate claims, 5/13/1898, Minutes, CS1; Elected Recorder at Meeting on Blighs Island 6/11/1898 for PWSMD, PWSMDR. Bk. 2. p. 1; V-Lot, Index, p.11;


Bush, Lewis.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 138; witness for Pollard, QCMDR, p. 92; Notice of amended location 6/26/1899 by Sweeny, W. Williams, Ohlhausen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, J. Williams, Henry, C. Johnson, Pollard, Kain, Hamlen, Ward, Sender, Bush, Onstad, J. H. Smith, McCormick, QCMDR, p. 108;

Buskirk, I. P.  (Possibly J.P); Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Purchases lot in Valdez with W. H. Buskirk, V-Lot, Index, p. 96;

Buskirk, W. H.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Purchases lot with I. P. Buskirk, V-Lot, Index, p. 96;

Butingham, C. A.  First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Butler, Harry. Hometown: Carinda, IA. Joins Margeson in trip from Klutina via Copper River home, October 1898, Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 225 ff.

Butler, H. N.  Witness to Minnie Syring, QCMDR, p. 165;

Butler, Jesse.  Hometown: Carinda, IA. Joins Margeson in trip from Klutina via Copper River home, October 1898, Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 225 ff.

Butler, John.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98;

Butts, Charles.  Hometown: Stamford, CT. Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9; Moyes, Butts & Williams leave party to search for gold, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 113; Moyes transfer "Circus Girl" claim on O'Brien Creek to Butts, TMDR, p. 58;

Butts, V. W.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle for Yakutat Bay and Valdes, 3/24/98; party of 37 from Sioux City, IA led by J. N. Henry were to be dropped off at Yakutat, the others apparently headed for Valdes, Seattle P-I, 3/25/98;

Byjorum, -.  Brought Conger a string of grayling, 6/16/99, Conger, p. 235;

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