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Cable, A. C.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

Cahill, -.  Kahill (Koehler, Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 609);  Packer for Schrader's expedition, Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 359;

Cale, Fred.  (Typist unsure of spelling of last name); Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Call, N. A.  Hometown: Worthington, MN; Passenger on steamer Wolcott, left Seattle for Copper River, 11/20/97, member of Witch City Mining Company, Seattle P-I, 11/21/97; Killed by Doc Tanner, Jan. 2, 1898 at Hangtown, San Francisco Examiner, CS2, p. 83; Witch City Mining Co. split between Hoag and Haines factions, members of Haines party: Lee, Call, Tanner, Haines, and Pierce, Seattle P-I, 2/3/98;

Cameron, Fred. J [D].  Father of Valdez Cameron, first white child born in Valdez, TVN, 1: 33, 10/19/01, p. 4; VMDR, 10/19/99, p. 194;

Cameron, Minnie L.  (Mrs. Fred), V-Lot, Index, p. 103; QCMDR, 1899, Locator, p. 126; Mother of Little Valdez, first non-Native child born in Valdez (1899), TVN, 1: 33, 10/19/01, p. 4; ML, Bk. 3 (Bks.J&F), p. 476;

Camicia, Dr. L. S.   At March 19, 1898, Valdez Mining District Meeting, VMDR, Subscribed to a relief station fund for 1899 on Valdez Glacier, in Valdez, 1898, CS1; Kept records of position of Valdez Glacier's terminus, BS; Died May 6, 1912, buried Original Valdez Cemetery;

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

Campbell, E. C. Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA; Party of E. C. Campbell, H. E. Cummins, Rudolph Fischer, and E. H. Muntz all of PA in Seattle preparing to leave on Excelsior for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/9/98;

Campbell, F. A.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion, Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Brown gives one pair of shoes, Brown in Abercrombie, Abercrombie 1900, p. 41;

Campbell, F. H.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

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

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

Campbell, P. List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, May 29, 1898, Crary Diary, p. 5;

Cantlen, J. (See J. Contin, Seattle PI; Lashway, Cantlen); Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; member of Great Northern Party, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

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

Carlin, B. (Also, "Uncle Jim"), From MA, Doc Tanner Party.  San Francisco Examiner, in CS2, p. 83; Cashman stops at his cabin on the way in to Valdez after crossing the glacier, Cashman in Abercrombie 1900, p. 167;

Carlon, J. R. V-Lot, Index, p.30;

Carlson, August.  (Also: Carlsen); Gives power of attorney to Axel Lind, 7/8/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.12; Locator, Latouche, "Pacific mine," 7/13/1897; MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), p. 467; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 94;

Carlson, Aug.  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;

Carlson, August.  (A. Carlson, Seattle P-I); Two A. Carlsons listed as passengers 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;

Carlson, August.  (Also A. Carlson, Seattle P-I); Two A. Carlson's listed as passengers 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; QCMDR, 1898, Locator p. 94;

Carlson Brothers.  (cf. Olaf Carlson) Liljegren took Storey and Carlson brothers as his partners in fox farming in 1895;

Carlson, C. A. 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;

Carlson, Olaf. (Also: Carlsen) Files claim at Herring Bay, Knight Island with Storey, Bettles, Cloudman, G. Fleming, H.V. Lind and A.W. Lind, 1898, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 65;

Carlson, Tening.  Proof of labor, Latouche, ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), p. 126;

Carney, Herbert.  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;

Carr, G. L.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Carrol, Charles. 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;

Carroll, Jack.  Born: PA, 1872, C1900 ; Hometown: Reading, PA., Arrived in Alaska, April 1898, C1900 ; List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, 5/29/1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5;

Carroll, John F. Passenger, schooner Phelps, departing Seattle 4/5/98, Seattle P-I, 4/6/98;

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

Carsvirson, J.  Apparently traveling Conger party, mentioned in letter about D. Wherley's accidental shooting of Roy Murfin, Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98;

Carthew, Ed.  Ed Carthew and wife to take steamer from Seattle to Valdez, Letter from McCoy in Grant County Herald (Lancaster, WI) 5/5/98; Went on to Cook Inlet, Grant County Herald, 4/21/98;

Carthew, -. (Mrs. Ed).  To take steamer from Seattle to Valdez with husband, Letter from McCoy in Grant County Herald (Lancaster, WI) 5/5/98; Went on to Cook Inlet, Grant County Herald, 4/21/98;

Carthley, R.  (Name could be Garthley); 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;

Carver, C. O.  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;

Carvey, A. Alaska Mutual Mining Company, 14 members on Noya: Guy, Ladward, Mahle, J. W. Morgan, W. Seitz, W. Klein, R. Klein, A. Adams, A. Harward, A. Carvey, C. Decker, J. Steinmits, H. Price, and W. Tynor. Name does not appear on main passenger list, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

Carvey, Bert.  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 105; Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; At Copper Center winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; Conger meets at Copper Center, 9/22/98, Conger, p.148; Got bit in a dog fight at Copper Center, 12/10/98;

Carvey, L. H. Co-locators on 3/11/1899, Carvey, Melley, C.  F. Behren, T. Mamon, L. A. Dicker, Jas. Rogan, L. Swenson, J. Hanalin, UKMDR;

Caryl, W. T. First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; Files claim on Glacier Island, 8/15/1898, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p.43; Filed claim in Solomon Gulch area in VMDR, 9/1/1898, p. 48; water rights 9/10/98 pp. 49, 50;

Caseboro, Peter. 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;

Cashin, Chas.  Filed in VMDR, p. 63;

Cashin, D.A. Appointed to committee to look into robbery, Townsite Minutes, 1/17/99; V-Lot, Index, 2/3/1899, p.113; Mining Location, VMDR, p. 62;

Cashin, Thomas D.  Location Notice, 11/3/98, VMDR, p. 63;

Cashman, Edward Peter.  (Also: "Pete" "The King of Glacier Guides," Benedict p. 117; Pete, "Copper Center Pete," Powell, Trailing , p. 88-89; "Edwin," Rice report.); Born: Lynn, MA 8/30/?? (Pioneers); Powell rafts with Millard party from Copper Center to Orca 1898, Powell, Trailing , p. 77 ff.; Goes to get horses left at Taral with Stewart and Ham On Oct. 18, 1898, Powell, Trailing, p. 87 ff; Cook for Rice and post-office inspector Wayland to Eagle, in Rice, Abercrombie 1900, p. 95 ff; Subreport of Edward Cashman, in Compilation of Narratives, p. 820; Subreport of Edward Cashman, Abercrombie 1900, p. 161; CRJ questions his account of going 8 days without food, Golden Cross? p. 151;

Castle, G. A.  Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Castner, J. C. Army Officers on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98;

Castson, D. A.  First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98;

Caswell, Henry.  Hometown: Lansing, MI; Group from Lansing, MI including Henry Caswell, Charles Gerts (Gadt? suggested by order in passenger list), Frank Knapp, Samuel Taylor, August Kunofski (Snowaski?), Morris Finhenstine (M Finkelstine), Antone Kowatski (A. Kososky), Julius Wats (Watzell?), Bert Hattlay, and Richard Venyse (Van Nuys), Portland Oregonian, 3/6/98;

Caul, J.  Hometown: Buffalo, NY; Merchant and broker in Seattle waiting for the Excelsior, Seattle P-I, 2/9/98; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Caurterce, W. A. (Contrel? hard to read, Seattle PI); Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Cauvey (?) Barb. Location Notice for claim on Mineral Creek with I. Rice, S. J. Bartlett, Barb Cauvey, Otis Moore, Mrs. W. M. Smith, J. A. Smith, J. D. Smith, C. B. Smith 6/28/98, in VMDR, p. 105;

Chamberlain, C. W.  Hometown: Tacoma, WA. Power of attorney for Merrill family, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 161; Location notices, on SE side of Copper Bay, Glacier Island, June 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 162, 163, 164;

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

Chapin, K.  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;

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

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

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

Cheeney, J. H.  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;

Chesterman, Hank M. (Henry, Neillsville Times); Hometown: 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; Used horses on Valdez Glacier, Golden Cross? p.16;

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

Chief Nicoli.  (Also, Hi-yu Chief), Village: Taral. Rohn visits in Abercrombie 1900, p. 118-9; Nicoli No. 2 explains relationship to Chief Nicoli, Cashman in Abercrombie 1900, p. 162; Guiteau meets, describes Copper River, Guiteau Diary, 8/24/98 ff; help cross river, Golden Cross? p. 124 ff; Chief Nicoli as leader, control of access to Coast via Copper River, dealings with Chief Bachaneta, and John
Bremner, Powell, Trailing, p. 77-79; sent six men to explore crater of Mt. Wrangell (Unaletta), Powell, Trailing, p. 277;


Chief Stickman.  (Also, Stickwan, Stickone, Guiteau) Guiteau meets, describes, Guiteau Diary, June 14, 1898; wife half Suslota, Powell, Trailing, p. 218; Moose fence near Moose Camp built by Russians, maintained by Chief Stickman, Golden Cross? p. 75 ff;

Chinamen. Passengers on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; (same as Abercrombie); "Sixty Chinamen fresh from the opium dens of San Francisco's Chinatown, were mixed in with gold seekers from every state in the Union.  The Chinamen were not going after gold, however.  They will be landed at Orca, where the whaling company has a large cannery, in which the Chinamen are practically invaluable during the fishing
season.  They are quartered in the extreme forward portion of the steerage and spend most of their time smoking 'hop' to their heart's content." Seattle P-I, 4/8/98);


Chinn, T. C. Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

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

Chisholm, Angus.  (Also: August; Shesholm, QCMDR, p. 159); Born: Nova Scotia, 6/11/1872, Pioneers; QCMDR, 1899, Locator, 8/19/1899, p. 157; Locator on Aug. 20th, 1899, p. 159;

Chisholm, W. J.  With Hazelet crossing Valdez Glacier; Hazelet Journal, 3/17/98, 3/29/98; 4/12/98; 5/1/98;

Choudichild, John. Co-locator with Schroder, QCMDR, 1898, p. 80;

Christiansen, Chris.  (Also: Christianson). Born: Norway (Pioneers)10/30/1855, Pioneers, C1900; From: Orca, AK C1900; Arrived Alaska, April 1890, C1900; At 1897 Miners Meeting, Mining Locations, 6/11/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 1; Location notice, Northern Lights Claim, on Christiansen I. 6/2/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 48; Located Quartz Claims on Latouche, Jan. 3. filed Jan. 25, 1899, ML, Bk G, (H&I), p.87; 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, ML, Bk. 2, pp. 223-224;

Christiansen, Ed.  Hometow: KS. Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; party of two from Kansas, Portland Oregonian, 4/3/98;

Christiansen, John. From: Orca, AK.   Birge Nilsen gives power of attorney to John Christiansen of Orca, 7/27/97, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 30; sells Discovery and Black Jack Claims to Caldwell W. Tuttle & Adolph Solberg of Sitka for $250, 1/2/98, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), pp. 422-423;

Christiansen, J.  P.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/23/98;

Christianson, John. Hometown: Sitka, AK; Sold the Black Jack claim on Latouche Island to Caldwell W. Tuttle and others, 1897, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), p. 360;

Christopher, Dick.  Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; In April 30 avalanche with Behrens, rescued, Bourke Journal, p. 32;

Churmanisky, Ivan.  Tatitlek.   Sold house and wood pile for $70 to James Tek 4/13/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 112;

Cinotto, D.  Passenger on Helen Almy bound for Copper River, capsized shortly after departing San Francisco, 3/20/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Clancy, Tom.  With Groo and Machin, Groo Diary, 7/27/98; Kietzel and Groo join Clancy and Ross to work over Quartz Creek divide, Groo Diary, 2/3/99-2/20/99;

Clark, Alfred G. Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA, 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

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

Clark, H. J.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA, 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

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

Clark, Harry.  Born: MA, Oct. 1849, C1900; Hometown: Seattle, WA, C1900; First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/16/98, Seattle P-I, 2/17/98; Arrived in Alaska, Feb. 1898, C1900;

Clark, J. A. Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Clark, J. 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;

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

Clark, W. 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;

Clarke, J. E. 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;

Clas, Tom.  (Also T.C. Clas, 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; Grubstaked and with CRJ on trip to Wrangell Mts. Feb. 1899, Golden Cross? p. 97 ff;

Clausen, J. Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98, for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Claussen, Mrs. -. V-Lot, Index, p. 60;

Cleave, Hospital Steward John W. Led trip over Marshall pass to Copper River, 1898 in Compilation of Narratives, p. 602;

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

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

Closier, E. J.  (See Glosier);

Cloud, A. Hometown: NY, NY; Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Party of 6 from New York, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Cloudman, P. At 1897 Miners Meeting, 6/11/1897, Mining Locations, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.1; Deputy Recorder for Prince William Sound District, October 1897, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), pp. 337; V-Lot, Index, p.10; Files claim at Herring Bay, Knight Island, 1898, PWSMDR, Bk 2, p. 50 ff;

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

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

Coale, H. 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;

Cochran, J. E. (J. C. Cochron, 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; (Note: Gordon 7 Cochran both on Noya); Locator, "Sunshine" Placer Claim on Manker Creek, No. 60 above canyon, 10/18/98, witnesses Wy Cockerille, J. E. Gordon, TMDR, p. 25; witness to E. T. Looker's
claim, TMDR, p. 25; Gordon & Cochrane witness D. T. Davis claim on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 54;


Cockerille, C. H. Locator, "Virginian Placer Claim," Manker Creek, 10/18/98, witnesses J. S. Gordon, J. E. Cochran, TMDR, p. 41;

Cockerille, Dr. -.  Hometown: Washington, D.C. Dinner with Pearson, July 4, 1898, in Copper Center, Pearson Journal, CS1, p.185; Aug. 13, in boat with Pearson, Cockerille, Smith, Sumner & Coke, hits snag in Klutina, boat swamps, loses tools, camera, etc. Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185; mentioned by CRJ, Golden Cross? p.
128;


"Cockney Jim."  Powell mentions, Trailing, p. 14;

Coffers, Charles.  Born: WI, Feb. 1864, C1900; Hometown: Bataria, NY; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900;

Coffman, A. Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98, for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Cohn, -.  (See: Krohn).  Hometown: New York.  Crossed Valdez Glacier to Valdez, 11/19/1898, in storm with 9 men; 3 died on glacier.  Cohn (=Krohn) died of frostbite injuries.   Buried 11/28/1898, Powell, Trailing. p. 95-6;

Coke, -.  Pearson, Cockerille, Smith, Sumner & Coke hit snag in Klutina, boat swamps, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

Colburn. J. L.  First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98, for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Colburn, -, (Mrs. J. L.).  First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98, for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Colby, -.  In party of four Swedes (Wann, Colby, Newberg and Benson) with Hazelet on Copper River, Hazelet Diary, 6/12/98; leaves with Colby for Valdez, Hazelet Diary, 8/30/98;

Cole, Bob. (See also: Coles, Robert H.) Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, TVN, 1:40, 12/7/01, p. 3;

Cole, W. M. 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;

Coles, Robert H.  (See also: Bob Cole). Born: New York, NY, 11/20/1869 (Pioneers, C1900); V-Lot, Index, p.30; List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, May 29, 1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett's Camp, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39-40;
Location Notice, "Glacier" 6/21/99. VMDR, p. 121, 123;


Coles, Howard.  (also H. Cole, both in Pearson). 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; Pearson hears is at Chesnina with scurvy, goes to Chesnina and starts Varley and Coles down river for coast, Pearson, CS1, p 187; Varley, Cole, scurvy and trip to coast, Golden Cross? p. 90; 120 (CRJ says Bob
Cole here);


Coles, Wm.  (also Bill); With Frank Kappelman, Aug. Trettin, Hank and himself, crossing Valdez Glacier, at foot of 4th bench, 4/27/98, earn money to pay off George Betts by hauling good up 4th bench, passim, Kappelman Letter;

Colis, R. H.  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 121-123, 132, 134, 139, 175;

Collins, Charley. (C. O. Collings, Portland Oregonian); Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; Made arrangements at Copper Center to turn cabin into hospital for scurvy victims winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8;

Collins, J. G.  At 1897 Miners Meeting 6/11/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.1; Location notice, "Extension Claim," PWSMDR, Bk. 1, 6/8/97; Witness to Lawrence, "Mammoth" & "Bidarky" Claims, and Prentice, "Fraction" Claims, 7/3/97, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), pp. 320-323; Locator, "Extension" Claim, p. 322;

Collis, Bill.  Hometown: Tacoma, WA.  Joined Bourke's party while crossing glacier, highly regarded for his prospecting & mining experience and way of anticipating & avoiding problems, Bourke Journal ms. p. 19 passim;

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

Colman, T. G.  Said to have spent two years in Copper River country and planning to return, gives good report of area, Interview, Portland Oregonian, 3/22/98;

Conden, Rowland S.  (See Condon); Passenger, schooner Phelps, departing Seattle 4/5/98, Seattle P-I, 4/6/98;

Condon, Roland S.  (See Conden); Born: ME, Jan. 1872 C1900; Hometown: Salem, MA; Arrived in Alaska, April 1898, C1900; Crary meets in Valdez, 6/11/98, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5;

Cone, S. J. Hometown: Litchfield, CT; Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9; Cone, Roggers, Hoy & Kortright withdrew from party and returned to States at 4th Bench, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 83;

Conger, Horace S. Hometowns: Mora & Kasota, MN; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98, for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Diarist of the 1898-99 gold rush over Valdez Glacier to Copper River area, Hoelski & Hoelski, In Search of Gold: The Alaska Journals of Horace D. Conger, 1898-99; left Hessian party, 7/29/98, and went on to Chistochina, Conger, p. 122; Mentioned in letter about D. Wherley's accidental shooting of Roy Murfin,
Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98;


Conkey, 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;

Connell, T.S.  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;

Conn & Alaska Mining & Trading Assoc.  V-Lot, Index, p. 94; see also Margeson, Gold Hunters and N. Benedict,Valdes, both were members of this company; Prospectus in CS1, p. 112;

Conover, W.A.  Hometown: Red Bank, NJ; Gold-seeker returned to Seattle on Excelsior, Seattle P-I, 3/18/98; describes gold he found in creek near Valdez, Seattle P-I, 3/19/98;

Conrad, J. H.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Conrath, J. C.  Hometown: Jefferson City, MO; Took Dooley's photo at Amy's Landing, Dooley Diary, 7/10/98; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Contin, J.  (See J. Cantlen,Seattle PI; Lashway, Contin); Cantlen, Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Contin, J. member of Great Northern Party, Seattle P-I;

Cook, Jacob H.  Born: Lewistown, Jan 1858, C1900; Hometown: Corksburg, PA, C1900; Arrived in Alaska July 1899, C1900;

Cook, T.O.  Passenger list--Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

Cook, W. L. Jr.  Hometown: Anderson, IN; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Stops by Dooley Camp near Amy's Rapids on way home (could mean either back to his camp or back to states), Dooley Diary, 8/21/98; Names and Addresses section, Dooley Diary;

Cook, W. L. Sr.  Hometown: Anderson, IN; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Documents from Thrond Opdahl funeral including letter to local Masonic Lodge from funeral committee and death certificate, mentions B. F. Millard, H. J. Loew, Wm. L. Cook [probably Cook Sr. but could be Cook Jr.] as members of funeral committee, written
March 24, 26, published Marshall News-Messenger, 4/22/98; Stops by Dooley Camp at Cox's Landing on way home (could mean either back to his camp or back to states), Dooley Diary, 8/21/98; Names and Addresses section, Dooley Diary;


Cooley, -.  Crossed Valdez Glacier, 1898; At Copper Center winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis. Death Trail, The Alaskana (Sept. 1972), pp. 3-8;

Cooper, -. (Probably Andrew or E. J. Cooper); Left Copper Center, 1899 for headwaters of the Tanana, Powell, Trailing, p. 144; At Conger's camp 7/1/99 with 8 horses headed for White River, Conger, p. 237; Oscar Rohn, "a prospecting party in charge of Mr. Cooper went through the pass from the Nebesna to the Tanana earlier in the season on its way from Copper Center to Upper Yukon," Rohn, "A
Reconnaissance . . . Skolai Mts." Twenty-First Annual Report of USGS, pp. 407-408;


Cooper, Andrew.  Hometown: Blakely, WA; Dooley stopped at J. Messer and A. Cooper's cabin after falling through ice and freezing 3 toes; has Christmas Dinner, "out of sight.  Had first moose meat." Dooley Diary, 12/26/98; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Cooper, E. J.  First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98 (note: not the same Valencia trip that Abercrombie's party arrived on); Looked after Lt. Preston's cache, Preston in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 601;

Copeland, A. F.  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;

Copper River Drug Co.  V-Lot, Index, p.28;

Corcoran, John.  Hometown: 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, Conger xxxii;

Corless, Fred.  (See Also: Fred Corles, Corlis); QCMDR, 8/15/ 1899, Discovery claim, p. 129;

Corlis, Fred.  (See also: Ed, Corles, Corless, Corliss); Witness for C. Trevdt, QCMDR, p. 128; Locator, QCMDR, p. 129; Probably one of Treloar's partners; difficult to get along with; pulls knife on Miller; partners decide to have Corlis go his own way in June while on the Klutina, Treloar Diary, p. 35;

Corliss, Barthomolen.  (Could be read Corlies?); Hometown: MA; Passenger on steamer Wolcott, left Seattle for Copper River, 11/20/97, memberof Witch City Mining Company, Seattle P-I, 11/21/97; Doc. Tanner's Party;

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


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

Cornwell, C.H. 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;

Costa, Jack.  (Also: "Happy Jack").  Old man who Treloar & party give tent space to on glacier during storms at end of April, 1898, Trealor, Memoires, p. 26; "Happy Jack" party stops by Hazelet's camp, 1124/1898, Trealor, Memoires;

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

Cowell, Marshall D.  Born: Illinois, Oct. 1854, C1900; Hometown: Gardiner, MT; Arrived in Alaska, March 1899, C1900;

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

Cramer, A. F.  (T?). Location Notice by power of attorney for A. J. Daly of Juneau for copper claim north end of Glacier Island, faces on Gray's harbor, Bay, 8/23/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 207-8; Locator, the Gold Dollar claim on tributary to Mineral Creek, 10/11/99, Merrifield and Merchant witnesses, VMDR, p. 164;

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

Craquet, Capt.  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 66;

Crary, Chas. N.  Born: Belviden, IL, 3/16/1873 (Pioneers); Captain of the Arctic Mining Co. team; "California Placer Claim," on Slate Creek, Crary Diary, p. 2 ff;

Crary, Will. H. Born: Freeport, IL 6/21/1876 (Pioneers); Arctic Mining Co. "California Placer Claim," on Slate Creek, Crary Diary, p. 2; Witnesses F. E. Crary claim on Copper River 7/28/1898, W. H. Crary, Diary Ms. p. 11; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, TVN, 1:40, 12/7/01, p. 3;

Crawford, Archibald.  (Also: Archie; See also, A. K. Crawford); Born: Scotland, April 1850, C1900; Hometown: Aldridge, MT; Arrived Valdez, Apr. 1899 (98?), C1900; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett's Camp, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39 - 40; Packer with Oscar Rohn on
exploratory trip, Abercrombie 1900, p. 113; Location notice: Crawford, Bell, Hendrie, headwaters of creeks emptying into Boulder and Galena Bays, Sept. 23, 1899, PWSMDR Bk. 2, p. 271;


Crawford, A. K. (See also Archibald Crawford). Location Notice 11/2/1899: ML, Bk. 3 (Bks. J&F), p. 64-69;

Crawford, R. J. 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;

Crawford, Scotty. Born: Ireland, date unknown, C1900; Hometown: Valdez, AK; Arrived in Alaska, Nov. 1899, C1900;

Creek, D. B.  Axeman and flagman for E. Gillette on railway survey, Gillette in Abercrombie 1900, pp. 149;

Creighton, Col. H. R.  Hometown: Alaska; First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/15/98, Seattle P-I, 2/16/98, p. 10; Went from Copper Center on to Atlin area in 1899, Beaver Falls Weekly Tribune, 7/26/99 in Townsend Letters;

Crober, Theo.  Passenger on Helen Almy bound for Copper River, capsized shortly after departing San Francisco, 3/20/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Crockett, Capt. Capt. of the Wolcott.   Took Valdezeans to Juneau in January 1899, Powell, Trailing, p. 100;

Croop, H. Part of the party Conger is with working up Copper River spring 1899, 5/4/1899, Conger, p. 228, 234;

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

Culver, H. M.  V-Lot, Index, p. 52;

Cummins, H. E.  Hometown: Harrisburgh, PA; Party of E. C. Campbell, H. E. Cummins, Rudolph Fischer, and E. H. Muntz all of PA in Seattle preparing to leave on Excelsior for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/9/98;

Curran, John.  First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; [Note: Curan & Rafferty both on Valencia]; On Rafferty's trip, Rafferty in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 612;

Currier, C. E. First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98;

Currier, E. F.  Passenger on Helen Almy bound for Copper River, capsized shortly after departing San Francisco, 3/20/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Curtis, Fred. 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;

Curtis, M. M.  Hometown: Marshall, MN; Letter by John Rollo written from Valdez mentions M. M. Curtis is at their camp on Valdez Glacier, 3/30-4/9/98 published in Marshall New-Messenger, 5/6/98; Letter by John Rollo mentions M. M. Curtis heading for Dawson City, written 5/9-6/2/98 published in Marshall New-Messenger, 7/1/98; Letter from M. M. Curtis describing his journey from Valdez to Port Cudahy, N. W. T., written 8/1/98, published in Marshall
New-Messenger, 9/16/98; Article mentions Curtis made it over the divide to Dawson City, in Marshall New-Messenger, 11/25/98; Curtis is described as a "Civil War veteran in his 60's who 'still out tramps the boys.";


Curtis, W. R.  Tunnel & Water Rights, 9/10/97, PWSMDR, Bk. 1; Notice of Tunnel Right, C. H. Anderson, A. K. Delaney, Edward de Groff, L. L. Williams, W. H. McNair, W. D. McNair, E. E. James, Hugh Murray, Clinton Gumee, Jr. David Wallace, W. R. Curtis, filed PWSMDR, Bk. 1, 9/15/97; copy MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), pp. 328, 329;

Curran, John.  On Rafferty's trip, Rafferty in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 612;

Cushman, Dan.  Died of scurvy, 1/11/99, Seattle Times, 7/7/99 in Townsend Letters;

Cushman, Peter.  Names and address list, Dooley Diary;

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