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Dable, John.  Died of scurvy, 12/31/98, Seattle Times, 7/7/99 in Townsend Letters;

Daby, Mrs. Eleanor.  (Also could be Dahy); Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 109, 156;

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

Dahl, Pete.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98; Location Notice on 7/19/1899 for claim near Copper King.  Walter Storey, H. Kulper, Gladhaugh, J. P. Swenson, Pete Dahl, Axel England, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 171;

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

Daley, Jas. Hometown: Brownsville, MN. Dooley sees Daley and Leonard, Diary, 8/30/98; Name and address list, Dooley Diary;

Daly, Albert.  Born: Baltimore, MD, Jan. 1858, C1900; Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI, C1900; Arrived in Alaska, March 1899, C1900;

Dankert, Charles. Location Notice, portage to Galena Bay, 7/7/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 192; Location notice, 9/23/1899 with Davidson and Ohlenmutz, on Copper Mt. PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 275;

Darling, Mrs. -. (Also, Dolling). Returns to Valdez over Valdez Glacier with 17 men, Nov. 4, 1898; leaves (elopes?) with Dr. Dinsmore, 11/5/1898. Diary, M. Dempsy, 1898, CS1; "Mrs. Dolling and Mrs. Barrett Of Amy's ran away with Doc Dinsmore. Mr. B went after them with a shotgun and brought his wife back." 11/11/1898, Crary Diary Ms. p. 16;

Dashiell, F. M.  Born: CA, Jan. 1869, C1900; Hometown: Santa Maria, CA. Arrived in Alaska, March 1899, C1900; Travels with Addison Powell from Slate Creek to Nabesna River area in Aug.-Sept. 1900, Trailing, p. 211;

Date, Fred J.  (Also: F. E.; F. G. on passenger list) Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana. Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Crary lists name; from Elkhart, Indiana, Crary, Diary Ms. 6/28/1898, p. 8; Powell hires as assistant scout, 1899, Powell, Trailing,. p. 161; also Powell, in Abercrombie1900, p. 131-136; Gulkana Indians shared salmon with in 1899, Powell, Trailing, p. 191; Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 23, 79, 104, 124, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169; appointed to committee to look into robbery, Townsite Minutes, 1/17/99; Location Notice, "Date Ranger," with Date, Roberts, Adler, Krau, Rosenthal, Love, Perry, Jefferson, 3/11/98, VMDR, p. 104; Location Notices by Fred Date, for Alta Placer Claim and on west fork for Chisna Creek, 9/25/99, A.M. Powell, Witness, VMDR, p. 165, Goodmoor, p. 166; Bill, p. 167, Ava, p. 168; Hi-ya, p. 169;

Date, -. (Mrs. Fred).  Hometown: Elkhart, IN. Over Glacier in 1898, BS, p. 44;

Davidson, George. 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;

Davidson, J. C. Witness to Location notice Galena Bay by Chas. Simenstad, 10/7/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 272; Location notice, 9/23/1899 with Ohlenmutz, Dankert, on Copper Mt. PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 275;

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

Davies, Daniel T.  (See also D. T. Davis); First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98; Filed claim in 1898-1899 TMDR, p. 54;

Davis, -.  (Could be George Davis), Bro. Davis, Hanson & Pearson form circle Masonic Association, Sept. 7, 1898 at Klutina Rapids; Oct. 4, has dinner with Pearson, Bradbury, Kendricks, Maloe, Lewis, Merchant. Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

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

Davis, D. T.  (See also D. T. Davies); Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 49; witness for Carlson, QCMDR, 1898, p. 94;

Davis, E. R.  Passenger list for steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 4/19/98 for Orca and Valdes, Seattle P-I, 4/20/98; (Wife in Valdez in 1901);

Davis, George F.  Born: MA, Sept. 1876, C1900; Hometown: Port Newberry, MA.  Arrived in Alaska, April 1898, C1900; Worked on relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, CS1; Townsite Trustees pay for cutting wood, Townsite Minutes 1/17/1899;

Davis, W.  First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/15/98, for Dyea & Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/16/98, p. 10;

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

Davison, George.  Witness to Le Sage, QCMDR, 1898, p. 25; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 42; Locator, QCMDR, 1899, p. 111; Co-locators: G. Davison & Chas. Koppus, QCMDR, 1899, p. 163; UKMDR, witness for Feldman, 3/15/1899, p. 153;

de Fontville, Ph.  Location Notice, Landlocked Bay, 8/13/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 195;

de Groff, Ed.  Hometown: Sitka, AK; Location notice, Juneau: Delaney, P. H. Anderson, E. E. Jones, L. L. Williams, E. de Groff, W. N. McNair, W. D. McNair, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 26; 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; de Groff to PWS Mining & Development Co. 11/23/97. MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), p. 362-363; Wholesale & resale grocery store, Ed. DeGroff Dealer in . . . Advertisement in The Alaskana, 5/8/97;


De Hart, John M.  Passenger, schooner Phelps, departing Seattle 4/5/98, Seattle P-I, 4/6/98;

De Jean, T. 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;

Dean, 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;

Decker, Lewis A.  Born: PA, Sept. 1860, C1900 ; Hometown: Dicker, L.A., C1900; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; UKMDR, Co-locators on 3/11/1899, Carvey, Melley, C. F. Behren, T. Mamon, L. A. Dicker, Jas. Rogan, L. Swenson, J. Hanalin;

Degnan, Frank.  Hometown: WI, Cast out from the Young Party on Valdez Glacier, Dooley Diary, 4/16/98;

Delahaye, J. (See: John Delwkaye, Seattle PI, Excelsior passenger list); Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; (Note: this is the trip the Great Northern party were on);

Delan, Thomas. (See Tom Dolan, QCMDR); First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; [Note: J. Miller, W. T. Burns, and Delan (Dolan) were together on Valencia];

Delander, Matilda (Mrs. J. ).  Born: Norway, March 1868, C1900; Hometown: St. Paul, MN; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Crossed Valdez Glacier in 1898. BS, p. 44; Filed claim in 1898-1899 TMDR, (gives name); Travels with Remington party, in Manker Creek Stampede with Capt. Teeters, Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Delander, Shorty Wagey, NE. Oleson, Golden Cross? p. 41;

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

Delaney, A. K.  Born: Ft. Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain1841; From: Ft. Tieconderogo; Hometown: Juneau, AK. Location notice, Juneau: Delaney, P. H. Anderson, E. E. Jones, L. L. Williams, E. de Groff, W. N. McNair, W. D. McNair, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 26.; also MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), pp. 326-327; also Solomon Basin; Delaney to PWS Mining & Development Co. 11/23/97, MLR, Bk. G, (H&I), p.
364-365;

Delwkaye, J. (See: John Delahaye, Seattle PI, Great Northern Party); Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Note: this is the trip the Great Northern party came up on);

Dempsey, Melvin.  Born: MI, Nov. 1858, [Cherokee Indian] C1900; (Also: Dempsy, Golden Cross?); Hometown: Denver, CO; Arrived in Alaska, Feb. 1898, C1900 ; on schooner Hera, Golden Cross? p. 175; Arrived in Valdez on Alliance, 2/26/1898; Dempsey Diary CS1; Appointed to committee to draft laws and limits of VMDR, 3/19/1898, VMDR, Bk. 1; Organized Christian Endeavor Society, 4/24/1989; Gave report of Committee on Draft laws for Valdez Mining district, 7/30/1898, VMDR; Elected town Trustee, 10/4/1898; elected Marshall and Justice, 11/25/1898, Diary. M. Dempsy, 1898, CS1; Citizen's Meeting on Valdez township, 5/9/1898, Minutes, CS1; Original locators of Manker Creek were McGee, Shelton, Manker, and Melvin Dempsey, Golden Cross? p. 41; Elected to Trustee for Valdez township, 10/10 1898, Minutes, CS1; Present at Oct. 10, 19, 29, Nov. 9, 11, 1898 meetings, Minutes, CS1; Contributed "continuous labor & supplies" to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, Valdez, 1898, CS1; "started Christian Endeavor tent on beach, relief station plans, church, and log reading room" in Valdez, 1898, CS1; V-Lot, Index, p. 58; Conduct Christian Endeavor meetings in Valdez winter of 1898-1899, A. Powell, Trailing, p. 97; At 1/16/1899 Valdez Mining District Meeting,VMDR; Sworn testimony concerning rescue attempt on Valdez Glacier, Feb. 27, 1899.  Trustees appoint him, Dempsey & Smith to take care of bodies and estates, Jury Finding, CS1; Also in Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 38; Arrived in Valdez fall of 1899 with Hazelet and Meals reporting on richness of the Chestichina, TVN 1:1, 3/06/01; Powell visits claim on Chestochina, Powell, in Abercrombie, 1900, pp. 133-134; Signs as attorney for Hemmings and Woodruff (locators), Chisna River, 7/15/1899, ML, Bk. 3 (Bks. J&F), p. 155; "was a fairly well educated three-quarter Indian and negro; was a Christian Endeavor worker and a fairly just and charitable man, having many friends.   He was strictly temperate, and dependable.  He was also an Argonaut fellow voyager on the schooner "Hera." Most everyone respected Melvin Dempsey as he was a man of his word, though very close in his money deals.  He was of Cherokee Indian descent." CRJ, Golden Cross? p. 175-176;

Denby, Wythe.  Location Notice, Copper Mt. Aug. 11, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2. p. 181;

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

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

Denler, Geo. Locator with Scott, Denler, Opie, E. Young, J. McIntyre, W. J. Gardner, Carrie Ammann, QCMDR, 1898, p. 45;

Denny, D. M.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Denomie, Antone.  (See also A. Denonin); Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98, Seattle P-I, 1/4/98;

Denonin, Antonin.  (See also A. Denomie); Location Notice: Antoni Lode, Bligh I., 3/18/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 42;

Dermham, (sp.?) D.  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 70, 119, 124, 126, 128, 131;

Dermham,(sp.?) H. Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 73;

Dexter, John. Filed claim in 1898-1899, TMDR, p. 35;

Deyett, Wm. (See also Dyett); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/23/98;

Dgerf, August.  Born: Sweden, March 1865, C1900; Hometown: MN, C1900; Arrived in Alaska, April 1898, C1900;

Dicker, L. 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;

Dickerson, Sam K.  QCMDR, 1898, witness to Tjosvig, p. 57; to Taylor, p. 83; Locator, p. 79;

Dickey, -.  (Also: "One armed Dickey").  In Millard party, drowned on Sanford River, Guiteau Diary, 7/11/98;

Dickey, Ed.  (on trail in 1900, possibly before); Powell's trail companion in 1900, Powell, Trailing, p. 186 ff;

Dickey, George. (Also George Dickie, Seattle P-I); Born: Nova Scotia, Nov. 1850, C1900; Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI; First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Pearson arrives at Millard camp 4/22/1899, reports Ray Millard, Geo. Dickey, Hy Lashaway there.  Also Frank Roberts and Chas. Wilkins. Pearson CS1, p 187; in Chippewa Alaska Mining Co, Lashway Diary, p. 3; p. 482-484. J. D. Bell claims 1/2 interest in all claims of George Dickie for 5 years in exchange for $600 to enable him to prospect, Feb. 4th 1898, in Chisna District, ML, Bk. 3 (Bks. J&F);

Dickie, George. See George Dickey;

Dietrick, -.  Subscriber to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, Bourke notes, CS1;

Dill, R.  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;

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

Dillman, Joe. (Also, Joe Dilman on passenger list); Hometown: Neillsville, WI; 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, WI News, 1/20/98; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Dillon, James.  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, Michael Brennan, W. H. Wilson, Stamford Daily Advocate, 1/24/98;

Dilman, Joe.  (See Joe Dillman);

Dinham, F. H. (Also could be Durham).   Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 63;

Dinsmore, Dr. G. B. Hometown: Peoria, IL, Provisions buried by slides at 8 mile camp on glacier, purchased more at miners' meeting, Golden Cross?, Ch. 4; Humerous description of his descent of Klutina Glacier, Golden Cross?, Ch. 4; Mrs. Dowling shames into recrossing Glacier, Golden Cross? Chapter 4; recognizes connection between dysentary (giardia) and beaver ponds and cautions prospectors against drinking out of them, Golden Cross? Ch. 4; Mentioned crossing Lake Klutina in sailboat, Golden Cross?, p. 48; Locator, the "Canon" placer claim, Manker Creek adjoining Discovery Claim, 7/27/98, witness L. T. Shelton, A. Olson, TMDR, p. 21; Mrs. Dowling runs away with
Dr. Dinsmore in Dooley Diary, 11/18/98, other accounts say it is Mrs. Darling; Leaves (elopes?) with Mrs. Darling, Nov. 5, 1898, Diary, M. Dempsey, CS1;


Diston, John.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98; Witness with J. Manker to E.G. Ames "Birdie," Claim on Manker Cr., TMDR, p. 43; Locator, "Pathfinder" No. 42 on Manker Creek, 10/11/98, witnesses, McGee & Ames, TMDR, p.69; Mining Agreement; Bayard Thayer to John Diston, ML, BK. G, p. 725;

Ditmar, Frank.  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;

Dittman, Paul, M. D.  (Also: Ditman, The Alaskana 8/5/99) Hometown: Buffalo, NY. On Corner's jury.  Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 7; 1899: witness for R. B. Dittman, QCMDR, p. 115; for W. H. Egerter, QCMDR, p. 116; for Golden, QCMDR, p. 118; Locator, QCMDR, p. 117; TMDR, Co-locators Sternberg & Dittman, 1898, p. 84; UKMDR, Locator on 3/21/1899, p. 159; Mentioned as Recorder for Fall Creek, gives account of person slipping in river & freezing to death, Golden Cross?? p. 85, 86; "brought out several ounces of course gold, which he took out of Claim 10 on Faull Creek."  The Alaskana, 8/5/99;

Dittman, Rutherford B.  Born: Buffalo, NY, Feb. 1877, C1900; Hometown: Buffalo, NY; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Locator, QCMDR, 1899, p. 115; witness for Brehme, p. 119;

Dixie, Miss -.  (Last three letters a quess); Passenger, schooner Phelps, departing Seattle 4/5/98, Seattle P-I, 4/6/98; (Note: on the passenger list, Mrs. J. D. Glenn, Miss Dixie, and Miss Bell Snyder's names occur together);

Djarf, Gus. (See also Gust Djerf); V-Lot, Index, p. 110;

Djerf, Gust.  (See Also G. Djarf); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

Dodge, Mrs. -.  Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, Accompanies Bro. Benjaman in service in early July, Mrs. Dodge sings contralto, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

Doege, Herman.  (H. Dooge, both in Neillsville Times, Doege, in Seattle P-I); The Alaska party composed of E. L. Snyder, Carl Gorbing, Geo. Gabert, Jos. Dallendorfer, and Herman Dooge of Thorp, WI will join the Neillsville group, Neillsville Times [WI], 1/20/98; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Returned from Alaska with J. R. and M. P. Hartford, having had little success, Neillsville Times
[WI], 5/18/98;

Dolan, -. Crary joins with Webster Co. Miller and Dolan, Uppercue and Wirth and Patterson to hoist goods to top of Third Bench, 4/28/98, Crary Diary, p. 4;

Dolan, Tom.  (possibly Thorn(?) Dolan; Also Thomas Delan, Seattle P-I); First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; [Note: Miller, Dolan and Burns were on Valencia together]; Locator, with J. Miller witness, QCMDR, 1898, p. 68; UKMDR, October 1898, Locator, p. 47;

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

Dolloff, Frank. Mentioned at Copper Center, Golden Cross? p. 94; grubstaked and with Copper River Joe on trip to Wrangell Mts. Feb. 1899, Golden Cross? p. 97 ff;

Donahue, P.  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;

Donaldson, -. Of K. C. April 27, 1898 became sick and sold out, Pearson Journal , CS1, p. 185;

Donaldson, G.W. Born: Missouri, Feb. 1861, C1900; From: Golden Gate, CA. C1900; Arrived in Valdez, Oct. 1897, C1900; Location notices (3) on Latouche, 12/22/97; PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 39-40; P. Jackson & C. Peterson witness; Location Notice with L. Thorstenson, Glacier Island, 8/8/1898, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 32; Notice of location of Pandora Mine, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, 1/18/99;

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

Donnelly, 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;

Dooge, Herman. (See H. Doege, both in Neillsville Times); The Alaska party composed of E. L. Snyder, Carl Gorbing, Geo. Gabert, Jos. Dallendorfer, and Herman Dooge of Thorp, WI will join the Neillsville group, Neillsville Times [WI], 1/20/98; Returned from Alaska with J. R. and M. P. Hartford, having had little success, Neillsville Times [WI], 5/18/98;

Dooley, George.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Nineteen year old who kept a daily diary of trip to Valdez, over glacier, down Klutina, winter in the Klutina to Tiekell River area, trip out Military trail to Valdez, steamship to Orca, and work aboard steamship along coastal Alaska; excellent source for dating events and people, Dooley Diary; October 1898, Locator, UKMDR, p. 57; Members of Dooley party: 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;


Dooley, Robert.  Address: 24 Vernon Park Place, [no city or state, could be Chicago, IL] names and addresses section, Dooley Diary. (Possibly address of his family, Robert may not have come to Alaska, not on passenger lists);

Dorby, John.  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;

Dorby, William.  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;

Dorman, E. G.  First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/15/98, for Dyea & Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/16/98, p. 10;

Dorsey, -. (See also: Dorsey Leavell). Cabin with Judge Lavalle on Klutina River not far from Remington's in 1898-99, Golden Cross? p. 78;

Doty, Eleanor F. (Also: E. E. Mrs. in VMDR, no Mrs. elsewhere; usually Nell or Nellie); Born: Michigan, April 1872, C1900; Hometown: City illegible, Minnesota, C1900; Arrived in Alaska, May 1899, C1900 ; QCMDR, 1899, Locator of "Happy Thought Claim", Sept. 23, 1899, p. 161; Location Notice, Excelsior 4/19/99 in VMDR, p. 108; Location Notice, Earl located Chisna River, Claim No. 8, 9/21/99 in VMDR, p. 108; Location Notice, Earl Placer Claim, located on Chisna River, No. 8 below Discovery claim, 9/21/99, Witness: S.W. Jones, H. (?) L. Moore, Recorded 12/10/1900, CMDR, p. 43;

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

Dow, Ed.  (Hometown: Kent, WA?); At Copper Center with Will McClarty and John Arney, Interview with B.F. Millard, Seattle P-I, 10/27/98;

Dowling, Albert C.  Born: Dublin, Ireland, 2/6/1869, Pioneers; Hometown: Boston, MA; Texas party of George Hogg, Frank Newton, S. W. Kearney, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dowling, and H. Prince preparing to leave for Copper River, Seattle P-I, 2/4/98; known as a "Parnell man" in Irish politics; Arrived Valdez 1898; became deputy in Marshall's office, Pathfinder, IV:10/ 8/1923;

Dowling, Mrs. - (A. C.). Hometown: Boston, MA; Texas party of George Hogg, Frank Newton, S. W. Kearney, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dowling, and H. Prince preparing to leave for Copper River, Seattle P-I, 2/4/98; Shames Dinsmore and others into crossing Valdez Glacier on way out of the Interior; husband sick, she gets them down the Klutina, Golden Cross?, Ch. 4; Won first prize in shooting contest, Conger, 9/10/98; Mrs. Dowling runs away with Dr. Dinsmore in Dooley Diary, 11/18/98, other accounts say it is Mrs. Darling;

Downey, John.  (See also, Downing). His party travels with Oscar Rohn's Rice & Wayland's, Young party, and Holman on 6/19/99 through Keystone Canyon on Trans-Alaska Military Trail, meets McClellan, Amy, Millard & others on Tsaina, Abercrombie 1900, p. 113 ff; John Downing and Young witness Millard's claim on Eagle River near Cordova, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, 1898-1900, p. 147-148;

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

Downing, J. C.  (See also: Downey, John).  Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 197; John Downing and Young witness Millard's claim on Eagle River near Cordova, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 121, 147-148; Notary in Valdez, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 159;

Downing, J. R. Born: Missouri, Feb. 1861, C1900 ; Hometown: Golden Gate, CA. C1900 ; Arrived in Valdez, Oct. 1897, C1900 ; Witness to H. L. Moore's claim on "Copper Creek," tributary to Kotsina, VMDR, p. 163;

Drace, Kit.  (See also: Drase Brothers, Drake Brothers? "Kid" Drace in Dooley); Born: IA, May 1878, C1900 ; Hometown: Soldier, KN; 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; List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, May 29, 1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5;
Moves up to Dooley's area on Grayling, Dooley Diary, 4/21/99;


Drace, Perry. (See also: Drase Brothers, Drake Brothers?) Born: IA, May 1874, C1900; Hometown: Soldier, KN; (See also: Drase Brothers, Drake Brothers? "Kid" Drace in Dooley) Born: IA, May 1878, C1900 ; Hometown: Soldier, KN; 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; List of prospectors
crossing Valdez Glacier, May 29, 1898, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 5;


Drake Brothers. (See also: Drace, Kit and Perry). On Fall Creek, taking out an average of $10 a day to the man, The Alaskana, 8/5/99;

Drase Brothers.  (See also: Drace, Kit and Perry). Killed black bear in Dutch Flats, 1899, Powell, Trailing, p. 147;

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

Drew, -. Conger reports he had a spasm, fell into snow and nearly froze to death before found, 11/15/98, Conger, p. 198;

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

Du Bourdien, James. (or Du Bourdim (?)); Witnesses Smith's Power of attorney to W. E. Hun,; PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 175;

Dudley, W. L. Conger meets at Copper Center, 9/25/98, Conger, p. 149;

Dueber, Charles A. Hometown: San Bernadino, CA; Waiting in Portland for the next boat to Copper River, Portland Oregonian, 3/12/98;

Dueber, S.  Hometown: San Bernadino, CA; Waiting in Portland for the next boat to Copper River, Portland Oregonian, 3/12/98;

Duff, Clark. (J. C. Duff on passenger list; Clark Duff on mining claim); 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; [Note: John Nelson may be J. A. Nelson with Duff on National City]; Locator, with Gelineau and John Nelson as
witnesses, QCMDR, p. 102;

Dufresne, J. A. Located Smoky Hollow Quartz claim, between Valdes Bay and Hollow Cove Bay, 1/17/98, ML, Bk. G (Bks. H&I), p. 381, witnessed by Hardwick and Lennore;

Dugan, M. E. Hometown: Boston, MA; Advance scout with J. L. Malone on way to Copper River for North American Mining & Transportation Co., reportedly with 100 members ready in Boston to leave on their steamer Iris for Seattle; intended to put Iris in regular service between Seattle and Copper River, Seattle P-I, 2/16/98;

Dum, George. (See also, George Dunn).   Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 7;

Dunham, D. F. Requested Township Committee write article to Associated Press with reference to glacier, trail and health of district, Townsite Minutes, 10/10/1898, CS1, p. 87; appointed to committee to look into robbery, Townsite Minutes, 1/17/99; Location Notice, 1/23/99 with Goss & Riggins witness, VMDR, p. 70; placed in charge of registering everyone arriving in Valdez, Townsite Minutes, 1/17/99; was made a committee of one to collect money from townspeople to pay Powell's expenses in Sitka re: townsite plat, Townsite Minutes, 1/30/99; appointed to a committee to take charge of the bodies and
effects of the Logan party, Townsite Minutes, 3/3/99; Location Notice, water rights, by The Gold Eagle Mining and Dredging Co. Goss, Dunham, and C. H. Riggins Directors, for stream two miles north of Valdez, by mining claims owned the the co., VMDR, 3/22/99; Location Notice, "San Jose," 6/24/99 with R. H. Coles witness, VMDR, p 124 and "Howard D" p. 125; "Allie N.", p. 129; Drowned in Lowe River, 1899, Powell, Trailing, pp. 153; Dunham's estate,
Townsite Minutes, 12/2/99;


Dunham, F. H. (See also Howard Dunham). Location Notice, "San Francisco," 6/26/99 with R. Coles witness,VMDR, p. 127; "Tillie F." p. 128; "Le Fort" with D. F. Dunham witness, VMDR, p. 130; Filed in VMDR, 1898-1899, p. 63;

Dunham, Howard. (See also F. H. VMDR), Location Notice, 1/25/99 with Goss & Riggins witness, VMDR, p. 73;

Dunn, Geo.  Locator, QCMDR, 1899, p. 109; Witness for Sternberg, p. 122;

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

Durin, E.  First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/15/98, for Dyea & Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/16/98, p. 10;

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

Duryea, C. B.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98, Seattle P-I, 1/4/98;

Dyett, Ed  (See also Deyett, Dyette); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/23/98;

Dyette, -. Subscribed to a relief station fund for 1899 on Valdez Glacier, in Valdez, 1898, CS1;

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