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Snap, Wendell.  (Also Mendall Snapp, passenger list); Hometown: CA; Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Prospected the headwaters of the Chistochina with Philo Snow summer 1898, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana (Sept. 1972), pp. 3-8; joins Guiteau party, Guiteau Diary, 6/20,1898 ff;

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

Snell, C. C. Hometown: MI; With C.C. Snell and 7 unnamed others from Michigan planning to go to the Copper River, Seattle P-I, 3/16/98;

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

Snow, Capt. -. Capt. of the Wolcott on voyage from San Francisco to Seattle and Orca, departing Seattle 11/20/97, arriving Orca, 12/1/97; first Pacific Steam Whaling Co. steamer to run between Seattle and Copper River; Seattle P-I, 12/18/97;

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

Snow, Philo.  Partner with Guiteau crossing Valdez Glacier in 1898; spent 10 days with Millard's Wisconsin party; Returned to States Fall of 1898, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; Philo goes with Millard to look for trail across bend in Copper River, Guiteau Diary, 6/11/98;

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

Snure, D. G. 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;

Snyder, E.  Hometown: Thorp, WI; Dooley sees at Copper Center with Poirotte (?),
Dooley Diary, 7/15/98; names & address section Dooley Diary;

Snvder, E. M.  (probably Snyder); Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Snyder, E. L. Hometown: Thorp, WI; 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, WI News, 1/20/98; LDooley sees at Copper Center with Poirotte (?), Dooley Diary, 7/15/98; names section Dooley Diary;

Snyder, 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;

Snyder, Joe.  Falls in Copper River, Groo Diary, 7/20/98;

Snyder, John G.  (John Grant, Townsite Lots); Born: Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 1866, C1900;
New Boston, Pennsylvania, 1/3/1866, Pioneers; Elected to Township Committee (=
Trustees), 5/19/1898, Minutes, CS1, 77aff; Attended May 19, June 3, 17, July 1, 18,
Aug. 5, Oct. 10, 19, 29, Nov. 11, Minutes, CS1, 77aff; Worked on relief station on
Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, CS1; V-Lot, Index, p. 42;

Snyder, Miss Bell.   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);

Sogn, Harry.  "Harry Sogn and Henry of Manhattan Boys came and stopped over
night." Dooley Diary, 1/10/99;

Soheiss, J. (See Boheiss);

Solid, Gus.  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;

Somano, E. Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98, Seattle P-I, 1/4/98;

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

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

Soules, C. E.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98 headed for Portage Bay [head of Passage Canal, portage to Cook Inlet], Seattle P-I, 1/4/98;

Southard, Warren.   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;

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

Speddy, Wm.  Locator, "Torrent" on Hertle Creek, 10/14/98, witness W. D. McGee & H. Smith, TMDR, p. 70; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 39;

Speer, Albert.  Locates "Barney" and "Aleut" Mines at Galena Bay on Mansfield Lode; files for water location, 6/11-16/ 1896, MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), 1893-1898. pp. 63ff; At 1897 Miners Meeting, 6/11/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.1; Grubstake agreement and mining locations (Price, Fulsom, Michaelson, Price, Speer) on Copper Mt. Latouche, 8/21/1897, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 14-22;

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

Spencer, H.  Passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 1/3/98. Seattle P-I, 1/4/98;

Spencer, Wm.  V-Lot, Index, p.13; p.18;

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

Spongberg, Charles A. (Also Sporngberg, C. A. = Sponberg). Born: Falerum, Sweden,
9/14/1863, Pioneers, C1900; Hometown: Gunderson, MT; Arrived in Port Valdez,
12/20/1897 aboard "Behring Sea" with Lutz Vogel and Don T. Greenig; part of a
company, Valdez Miner, 1/18/1935; Filed claim on Knight Island with Beck and Robert, 7/25/1899, ML, Bk. G (Bks. H & I), pp 213-218; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, TVN, 1:40. 12/7/01. p. 3; Location notice with John Beck and W. Robert, at Duck Bay east side of Knight Island, 7/25/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 212-7;

Spotts, -. Crossed Valdez Glacier to Valdez, 11/19/1898 in storm with 9 men; 3 died on glacier, Powell, Trailing, p. 95;

Sprague, Daniel W.  Gives power of attorney to Hartley Williams, 7/1897 PWSMDR, Bk 1, p. 12; Provides information on geography of area to Samuel J. Entrickin for his "Sketch Map of Route to Copper River via Valdes pass," published Seattle, 1898;

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

Springfield, J.  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;

St. Clair, Charlie. Arrived in Valdez in 1898, Pathfinder, Dec. 1920;

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

Stahly, I.  V-Lot, Index, p. 82;

Stanley, -.  Dooley stops at his cabin at Copper Center, Diary, 12/28/98;

Stark, 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;

Stark, James.  (also Jim); Hometown: Ogden, UT; Came down from the Rapids and
stopped at Dooley's for dinner; next day Dooley goes to Rapids and spends night at
Stark's cabin, Dooley Diary, 1/12-13/99; Listed in names & address section, probably with Daniel Kinnarman, Dooley Diary;

Stark, Jim.  Hometown: Australia; Australian miner who crossed Valdez Glacier to
Copper Center in 1898, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana (Sept. 1972), pp.
3-8; Camped by himself on Klutina, Bourke spends the night with him, Bourke Journal, p. 62;

Starkweather, J. W.   First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/16/98, for Dyea & Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/17/98;

Starny, Thomas.  V-Lot, Index, p. 112;

Starrie, William.   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;

Stasny, 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;

Stayer, Wm.  Witness for McCarthy, QCMDR, 1899, p. 139;

Stead, Jake.  Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899, TVN, 1:40.
12/7/01. p. 3;

Stead, Lindsey.  Born: NY, June, 1875, C1900; Hometown: Sound Beach, CT
(Margeson), hometown, illegible, NY, C1900; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900;
Margeson/Benedict trip. Gold Hunters, p. 9; Broke knee cap on glacier, ran store,
Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 70; Filed in VMDR, 1898, p. 67; Witness with H. Sweet to E. Brook claim on Connecticut Creek, TMDR, p. 74; Locator, No. 3 on Connecticut Cr. trib. to Manker Creek, 7/29/98, witnesses Margeson & Sweet, TMDR, p. 75; Witness with E. Brook to D. Leavelle claim on Connecticut Cr., TMDR, p. 75;

Stead, Philip.  Sound Beach, CT; Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9; Filed in TMDR, 1898, p. 71; Locator, QCMDR, p. 30;

Steel, Robert.  (Possibly, Steet?); Witness to E. F. Walker, p. 69; Locator, QCMDR,
1898, p. 70;

Steel, James. (Also Steele, Dooley Diary); 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; Occupied tent with Fournier and Von Antwerp on night of great avalanche, 4/30/1898, Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; Dug out of avalanche along with Thiery, Simonson, Van Huson (?), Jas. Peck, L. Svenson, P. Straub, and C. Bonner, Dooley Diary, 5/1/98;

Steele, John L.  Born: Ashton, IL, 1/17/1865; Hometown: Seattle, WA; Born: Ashton,
IL, 1/17/1865; Hometown: Seattle, WA; 2/26/98; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98;

Stehn, John. Hometown: Benicia, CA; On Corner's jury.  Odd Fellow.  Helped drag
body to Twelve Mile for burial.  Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898, CS1; Of Benicia, CA.  Killed by accidental discharge of loaded firearm on Nabesna River in 1899, Powell, Trailing. p. 186;

Steiner, G. O. 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;

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

Steinmitz, J.  (Also John Steinmits, both in 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; 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, John Steinmits, H. Price, and W. Tynor;

Steinmutz, Peter.  Born: WI, 1855, Pioneer; Hometown: Portland, OR, C1900; Arrived
in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Files claim on Glacier Island SW side, 1898, PWSMDR, p. 50; Notice of Location, Landlocked bay, Jan. 18, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 92;

Stephen, John.  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;

Stephens, Sherman.  Friend of Powell's who wanted an adventure in Alaska, goes to
Alaska with West (?), Powell, Trailing, p. 8; Met Powell on 5/29/1898 in Valdez & told him West had become ill and left, Powell, Trailing, p. 21; went with Lowe to Yukon, Powell, Trailing, p. 37;

Sternberg, J. B.   Co-locators Sternberg & Dittman, Quartz vein on Manker Creek,
7/20/99, witness C. H. Golden, TMDR, p. 84; Locator with G. Dunn and T. D. Winter witnesses, QCMDR, 8/7/99, p. 122;

Stetson, J. B.  Gold-seeker with Pacific Exploration Company returned to Seattle on
Excelsior, interviewed, Seattle P-I, 3/18/98;

Stevens, Barney.  Kaher & Stevens give shelter and food to Schrader's party, Schrader in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 356;

Stevens, D. E. Passenger boarded the steamer Wolcott in San Francisco, left Seattle for Copper River, 11/20/97, Seattle P-I, 11/21/97;

Stevens, Dal. Powell rafts with Millard party from Copper Center to Orca in 1898, A.
Powell, Trailing, p. 77 ff;

Stevens, Delbert.  Elected sheriff of court formed in Copper City [Valdez] which
established jury trial of 12 with 3 peremptory challenges; death penalty for murder or larceny over $100; full restitution and banishment within 10 days for larceny under $100, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98;

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

Stevens, S. C.  V-Lot, Index, p. 43;

Steward, Frank.  Sang at Christmas Party at Lake Klutina, 1898-99, Golden Cross? p.
81;

Stewart, H. M.  Hometown: Rochester, NY; First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98; Kept weather records at Copper Center in spring 1899, Powell, Abercrombie 1900, pp. 137;

Stewart, J. M.  First class passenger on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98,
Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; Locator, with W. T. Burns as witness,
QCMDR, 1898, p. 29;

Stewart, Jack.  Hometown: Rochester, NY Goes to get horses left at Taral with
Cashman and Ham, Fall 1898 A. Powell, Trailing, p. 87 ff; Cashman Abercrombie
1900, pp. 162; parts with Cashman on Christmas Day 1898 to go to Forty-Mile,
Cashman in Abercrombie 1900, p. 167; Remington meets at Copper Center January,
1899, Golden Cross? p. 85;

Stiles, Wm.  V-Lot, Index, p. 54;

Stock, Philip. 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;

Stodart, J. Hometown: Osceola Mills, PA; Margeson joins him & others going down
Copper River in October 1898, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 240 ff;

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

Storey, Henry. Hometown: Laramie, WY; Passenger on the Rival departing Port
Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Stopped at Dooley's camp on the Klutina on way to the Summit, Dooley Diary, 6/23/98; returned from Summit, Dooley Diary, 6/27/98; evaluated Dooley's claim - said no good, Dooley Diary, 6/28/98; Dooley helps to build cabin, Diary, 9/5-8/98; Dooley stayed at Storey's cabin at [Tonsina] Lake, Dooley Diary, 1/6/99; Has scurvy, Dooley Diary, 2/5/98;

Storey, Walter.  Files claim at Herring Bay, Knight Island, 1898, PWSMDR, Bk. 2,
1898-1900, p. 54ff; Located: 4/2/1899: Gladhaugh, Kulper, Storey (witness, Bendix
Olson) Fish Bay on Glacier Island south side, PWSMDR, p. 102; Location Notice near Copper King. 7/19/1899, Walter Storey, H. Kulper, Gladhaugh, J. P. Swenson, Pete Dahl, Axel England, PWSMDR, p. 171; Latouche Island quartz claims Storey and J. B. Roberts, PWSMDR, p 257-269ff;

Stormelster, A.  (Fourth letter is a guess); First class passenger boarding Valencia in
Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98;

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

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

Stoter, John.  See Stotter, John;

Stotter, John. (Also Stoter, UKMDR); Witness, QCMDR, 1898, p. 4; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 13, p. 31; UKMDR, Locator with H. Gates witness, 3/10/1899, p.111;

Stover, Gunot.  (Typist uncertain about first name); Dooley moves to Stover's cabin 1
mile south of Grayling Cr., Diary, 1/23/99;

Stral, Max. Born: Hungary, May 1844, C1900; Hometown: Juneau, AK; Arrived in
Alaska, June 1877, C1900;

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

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

Strawn, J. G. Witness with J.A. Oxelgren to A. P. Olson claim, TMDR, p. 33;

Strode, Jack.  (J. Strode, Portland Oregonian); 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; Groo reports 2 year old girl in Jack Strode's camp on Copper River (?), Groo Diary, 11/22/98; Locator, with John Webster as witness, QCMDR, p. 63;

Strouse, Mrs. Hattie. Hometown: Puget Sound, WA; Probably here in 1898, TVN call
her one of Valdez's "pioneer ladies," TVN, 5:40, 12/9/05, p. 4;

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

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

Struck, Henry.  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;

Strunk, Antoine.  (Also "Dad"); Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 73; 98; Arrives at Groos
camp on Quartz Creek, Groo Diary, 2/2/99;

Stryers, Wm. Witness to McCarthy claims in Chityna area, 8/14/98, ML, Bk. 3 (Bks. J & F), pp. 113-115;

Stubbs, G. W.  George Stubbs, Seattle PI, Great Northern Party; Second-class
passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I,
2/28/98;

Studt, Private -.  On trip through Keystone Pass, over Marshall pass to Copper river
with Cleave, in Cleave, Glenn and Abercrombie; Also on Heiden's trip in Sept. 1898 to make trail through Keystone Canyon, Heiden in Glenn and Abercrombie, p. 605;

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

Sturdevant, Fred. 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;

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

Sugarmann, Phil. 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;

Suhen, Jacob. (Last name problematic); Filed in VMDR, p. 56;

Sullivan, J.  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;

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

Summers, W. J.  Location notice with Blum, 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. 132;

Sumner, -.  Pearson, Cockerille, Smith, Sumner & Coke hit snag in Klutina, boat
swamps, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185; Driven ashore at Salmo Creek with Sumner,
Aug-Sept. 1898, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

Sumner, Clement Moore.   Location Notice, Copper Mt. Aug. 11, 1899, PWSMDR,
Bk. 2. p. 181;

Sumner, E. W.  First-class passenger on steamer Alliance, departing Seattle 2/16/98 for Dyea & Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/17/98;

Surrt, W. W.  Witness with Heber Smith to location notice A. Jones & H. L. Moore at
Chisna, 9/21/99, VMDR, p. 147;

Suslota John.  Ahtna Indian; tells Powell about Indian Albert's reputation, Trailing, p. 69;

Suter, Jacob. Location notice, 10/29/98, near Pacific Steam Whaling Co. store, Bk. 1,
VMDR, p. 56; witness to A. Schieme, VMDR, p. 53;

Sutherland, S.  Hometown: Benton Harbor, MI; Second-class passenger on steamer
Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Sutter, -.  Worked on relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, CS1;

Swager, Private -. With Heiden on trip through Keystone Canyon, Heiden in Glenn and Abercrombie, p. 605;

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

Svenson, L.  (Both Svenson and Swanson in Dooley Diary); Hometown: Alameda, CA; Rescued from April 30th avalanche on Valdez Glacier along with J. Thiery, J. Simonson, Van Huson (?), Jas. Peck, L. Svenson, P. Straub, and C. Bonner, Dooley Diary, 5/1/98; Swanson buried a second time, Dooley Diary, 5/2/98;

Swan, Adam.  Born: Sweden 1852; (Later known as "The Father of Valdez," because
longest continuous resident); Hometown: San Francisco, CA; Arrived in Valdez,
11/10/1897, Biography in "Over the Glacier in 1898," newspaper clipping in CS2;
Subscriber to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898, Bourke notes, CS1; V-Lot, Index, p. 31;

Swanson, 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;

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

Swanson, C. J.  (See C. L. Swanson; Note: Groo, Sands and C. J. Swanson on National
City); 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;

Swanson, C. L.  (See C. J. Swanson); Witness for Sands,3/11/1899, UKMDR, p. 135;
Locator, 3/13/1899, UKMDR, p. 175; Groo, F. Sands, Swanson & Vaber locate on
Porcupine Gulch, 3/9/99; same group drew lots of locations on Stewart Creek, 3/12/99; drew lots for claims on Vaber Gulch off Konsina with Kain outfit, 3/13/99; more claims in Sam's Gulch, 3/24/99; (Note: Groo, Sands and C. J. Swanson on National City);

Swanson, Charles J.  Also C. J. Swanson, QCMDR, p. 60; Charles Swanson, QCMDR,
p. 162); Hometown: Peoria, IL; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 60; With Mark Pollock,
Charles Kraemer, gave Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's party for people at
foot of Klutena Lake, Golden Cross? p. 80-82; witness for J. Erickson, 8/10/99; Locator with D.S. Kain witness, 8/18/99, QCMDR, 1898, p.162; Arrives at Dooley's camp on Grayling Creek, Dooley Diary, 4/19/99;

Swanson, Charles J.   Location Notice: Olga, Latouche, 1/19/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p.
41; Gives power of attorney to Thorstenson, 8/19/98; provides information on
geography of area to Samuel J. Entrickin for his "Sketch Map of Route to Copper River via Valdes Pass, " published Seattle, 1898;

Swanson, Joe.  With Groo, O'Hare, Mackin, Clancy at Amy's Rapids, Groo Diary,
7/5/98; Went over divide from Quartz Creek to Tiekel with Groo party, Feb. 1899;
Groo Diary, 2/20/99; Groo, F. Sands, Swanson & Vaber locate on Porcupine Gulch,
3/9/99; same group drew lots of locations on Stewart Creek, 3/12/99; drew lots for
claims on Vaber Gulch off Konsina with Kain outfit, 3/13/99; more claims in Sam's
Gulch, 3/24/99;

Swanson, L.  See L. Svenson;

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

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

Sweeny, John F.  Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 33; Co-locator with F. McCormick, Wm.
Williams, A. C. Ohlhavsen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, John Williams, F. A. Henry, Chas. Johnson, QCMDR, p. 101; Notice of amended location 6/26/1899 with 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; Locator on 8/18/1899, QCMDR, p. 158; Co-locator with Kain, Amy, McClellan, 7/5/1899, QCMDR, p. 160; Deputized recorder arrives at Dooley's camp, Dooley Diary, 4/18/99; Attempts to leave Dooley's camp but too sick to travel, Diary, 4/26/99; departs for his camp, Diary, 4/29/99;

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

Sweet, -.  W. H. Crary had row with Jacobsen, Sweet, & Frenchman over abandoning
contract to move their stuff, 6/18/1898, Crary, Diary Ms. p. 7;

Sweet, B. W.  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;

Sweet, Henry H.  Hometown: Hornellsville, NY, Margeson/Benedict trip, 1898, Gold Hunters, p. 9; On Corner's jury.   Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; buried in April 30 avalanche on glacier, rescued, long story of his experience in Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 89-92; Locator, No. 20 above canyon on Manker Creek, 7/27/98, witnesses Margeson & C. B. Smith, TMDR, 1898, p. 68; Witness for W. Jaynes, 7/31/99, QCMDR; Witness with Heber Smith to Jones & Moore claim on N. Fork of Cottsina River, VMDR, p. 157;

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

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

Swensen, J. P.  Location Notice near Copper King. Walter Storey, H. Kulper,
Gladhaugh, J. P. Swenson, Pete Dahl, Axel England, PWSMDR, p. 171;

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

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

Syring, Herman.  Born: Kasleen(?), Germany, 3/18/1854, Pioneers; Upset near Rock
Creek on Klutina, Golden Cross?, p. 39;

Syring, Minnie (Mrs. Herman).   (Also misspelled as Siering); Upset near Rock Creek
on Klutina, Golden Cross?, p. 39; QCMDR, 1899, Locator, p. 165;

Syverson, H. 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;

Syverson, M.  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;

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