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Wadman, -. W. H. Crary party separates camp from Watson, Wadman and Schlagle,
W. H. Crary, Diary, 6/27/1898, p. 8; Witnesses W. H. Crary claim on Copper River
7/28/1898. W. H. Crary, Diary, p. 11;

Wadman, A. J.  Hometown: Glasgow, MT; A. J. Wadman, J. R. Marshall, John Eckland, and Nels Hegland came back over glacier together, winter 1898-99, took 6 days, Brown in Glenn and Abercrombie, p. 623;

Wagey, A. M.  (Also Shorty "South Dakota;" see also Wagy); Arrived in Valdez,
4/12/1898, Diary, M. Dempsy, 1898, CS1, p. 215ff; travels with Remington party, in
Manker Creek Stampede with Capt. Teeters, Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Delander, Shorty
Wagey, NE. Oleson, Golden Cross? p. 41;

Waggins, 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;

Wagner, William.  Hometown: New York, NY; In Bourke's party, Bourke Journal, p.
1;

Wagy, A. M.  (See also Wagey); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98;

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

Walker, -. Report that Walker is dead, Dooley Diary, 3/27/98;

Walker, Ernest.  (Also "Whiskers"); Hometown: England; In Thompson party which
joins Bourke's party while crossing glacier, Bourke Journal Ms. p. 19 passim;

Walker, E. Fox. Witness to Frank Walker, QCMDR, 1898, p. 65; Locator, QCMDR,
1898, p. 69; Walker brothers (Frank & Fox) leave Twelve-mile Camp 11/15/1898 with Barrey, Fain, Henry Krohn, caught in storm, Krohn dies in Valdez, Brown in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 623;

Walker, Frank B.  Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 65; witness to E. Fox Walker, p. 69; to
Robert Steel, p. 70; Walker brothers (Frank & Fox) leave Twelve-mile Nov. 15 with
Barrey, Fain, Henry Krohn, caught in storm, Krohn dies in Valdez, Brown in Glenn & Abercrombie, p. 623;

Walker, 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;

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

Walker, Roll.  (Also Rolla); In party from Wisconsin including John Pendleton, Ed
Edwards, Roll[a] Walker, Frank Markert, Joe Bell, Fred Scott, J. W. Anderson, E. L.
[Roy?] McCoy; Walker very [sea]sick, Letter from McCoy in Grant County Herald
(Lancaster, WI) 4/28/98; Walker, Bell, Anderson and Scott carve headstone for
snowslide victims, Pendleton Letter, Grant Count Herald, 8/4/98;

Wall, J. B. 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;

Wallace, David.  Hometown: Seattle, WA; 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; Locator of Placer Claim, King Solomon Basin, Mining Locations, MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), p. 337 ff. (Valdez Court Library); becomes part of the Prince William Sound Mining & Development Co. with McNair, DeGroff, Delaney, Anderson, Murray, Wallace, Gumee, Koehler, Curtis, Beattie, 11/23/1897, MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), ; Wallace to PWS Mining & Development  Co. MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), pp. 370-371;

Wallace, James.  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;

Wallace, N. V-Lot, Index, p. 71;

Wallace, -.  Made Valdez town marshall, 5/9/1898, Minutes, CS1, 77ff; (Could be either David or N. Wallace);

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

Walsh, Ed.  Witness to Location Notice for Shelly & Frase, Copper Creek, Fidalgo Bay, 8/23/1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 199;

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

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

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

Wann, -. Born: Sweden; In party of four Swedes (Wann, Colby, Newberg and Benson) with Hazelet on Copper River, Hazelet Diary, 6/12/98; 7/12/98, 8/30/98; Newberg, Benson & Wann arrive at Hazelet's camp on Chistochina, 2/19/99;

Ward, Andy. 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;

Ward, Joseph B.  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; Witness to Forb, QCMDR, p. 1; witness to Slattery, QCMDR, p. 15; to Mellerk, QCMDR, p. 24; Fitch, QCMDR p. 51; Winter, QCMDR, p. 87; Gelineau, QCMDR, p. 88; 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; 1899: locator, p. 131; Groo spends night at Ward camp on Bear Creek playing cards & checkers, 1/22/99; Ward party arrives at Tiekel, Groo Diary, 3/3/99; Ward party Crosses divide to Tiekel Feb. 1899, races with Groo party for claims, Groo Diary, March 1899; UKMDR, witness for Ohlhausen, p. 149; "Two years ago today, (Feb. 22, 1901), Joseph B. Ward met his untimely death.  Mr. Ward came to this country in 1898 and from his abilities was recognized as a natural leader by his associates.  His services to the sick and distressed during the years '98 and '99 endeared him to all the '98ers.  He was one of the founders of the Order of Alaska Moose." TVN, 1:51, 2/22/02, p. 4;

Warner, Clarence L.  Born: NY, Dec. 1859, C1900; Hometown: Portville, NY; Arrived
in Valdez, April 1898, C1900; QCMDR, Locator with C. F. Bennett, p. 93; 104; 1899:
Locator on 8/18/1899, p. 158; UKMDR, 3/13/1899, Locator, p. 65;

Warren, W. A. Hometown: North Yakima, WA; First-class passenger on steamer
Alliance, departing Seattle 2/16/98, Seattle P-I, 2/17/98; Member of Keystone
Company;

Washburn, -.  Hometown: Fitchburg, MA; Member of Townsend's party while shooting Klutina Rapids, Beaver Falls Weekly Tribune, 7/26/99, in Townsend Letters;

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

Waterford, A. M.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for
Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Waterford brothers party of 2 from Ralins, WY (only one listed on Passenger List), Portland Oregonian, 4/3/98;

Waterman, -.  Helped Bryan Pearson pull up first bench, April 27, 1898, Pearson, CS1; Vol. 1, # 185;

Watkins, H. C.  Describes blizzard unloading across ice from steamer and difficult
conditions in crossing Valdez Glacier, Letter from Watkins and Beard, Seattle P-I,
3/26/98;

Watson, -.  W. H. Crary party separates camp from Watson, Wadman and Schlagle,
Crary, Diary, 6/27/1898, p. 8; moves camp down Lake Klutena, 7/5/1898, Crary, Diary, p. 9; elected Sheriff of Klutena Lake Camp. 7/23/1898. Crary, Diary, p. 10; At camp when Abercrombie arrives with survey party including Powell "a friend of Watson's" at Klutena Lake Camp 8/18/1898, Crary, Diary, p. 11;

Watson, A. W. First class passenger boarding Valencia in Seattle, departing Seattle
3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98; V-Lot, Index, p. 84;

Watson Boys.  Dooley visits them at [Tonsina?] Lake, Dooley Diary, 1/6/98;

Watson, Edgar Gage.   Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; later Albany, NY; Participated in gold rush through Valdez and over Glacier in 1898-99 with his older brother William James Watson; May have come in late 1897; reported to have been part of a vigilance committee, crossed Glacier, etc. according to family history, re: Nora Foster letter and photograph;

Watson, William James. (Watson Boys); Hometown: Albany, NY; later, Flagstaff, AZ; Participated in gold rush through Valdez and over Glacier in 1898-99 with his younger brother Edward Gage Watson, Nora Foster Letter;

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

Wayland, -.  First party to go through Keystone Canyon on the Trans-Alaska Military Road in 1899, Abercrombie 1900, p. 62; established post office of Belcaro at Quartz Creek, Abercrombie 1900, p. 71;

Weafel, Doran.  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;

Weber, C. 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;

Weber, C. E.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port
Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Webster, -. Hometown: CO; Took same boat from Seattle to Valdez as Guiteau, arrived in February, made it to Copper Center, "disgusted with Copper river basin and is going home," Guiteau Diary, 7/3/1898;

Webster Co.  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;

Webster, Dr. -. Hometown: Il. Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed
Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Party of 8 from Illinois, Portland Oregonian, 4/3/98; Lost 5 burros and half his outfit in snowslide, 4/30/1898 on Valdez Glacier, Pearson, CS1; p. 185; "Doc Webster found quartz float containing free gold." Crary, Diary Ms. 6/29/1898, p. 8;

Webster, H. Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port
Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Filed in VMDR, 1898, p. 39;

Webster, John.  (Also Jack); Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for
Copper River 3/22/98, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/23/98; Witness to Leveroos,
QCMDR, 1898, p. 36; Strode, QCMDR, p. 63, McDowell,QCMDR, p. 71; Locator, QCMDR, p. 52; Pat Slattery's partner, mentioned, Golden Cross?, Ch. 4;

Webster, W. H.  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;

Weckart, J. See J. Weckert

Weckert, Joseph V. Jr.   (Also Jo Weckert, QCMDR; J. Weckart, Seattle P-I);
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; Witness to Ohlsson QCMDR, 1898, p. 16, to Lewis, QCMDR, 1898, p. 75; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 76; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett's Camp, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39-40;

Wegner, 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;

Wehrley, Druey.  (Also Wherley, D. Conger xxxii; Druey Whirley, Conger 91);
Hometown: BellePlaine, MN; Teenager who accidentally shot and killed Leroy Murfin on the Glacier, 3/22/1898, Townsend, Letters; Accidentally shot and killed Leroy Murfin on Valdez Glacier, 3/22/98, Hazelet Diary, 3/23/98; Townsend Letters, and others; Miner's jury sentences him not to handle a gun while in Alaska, Dooley Diary, 3/25/98; Member of Conger's party, Conger, xxxii;

Wehrley, Andrew.  (Also Andrew Whirley, Conger, p. 104); Hometown: MN; Member of Conger's party, Conger, xxxii;

Weiler, John.  Hunter for Rice and post-office inspector Wayland to Eagle, in Rice,
Abercrombie 1900, p. 95ff;

Weinnart, Doc.  Elected Mayor of Klutena Lake camp, Crary, Diary, p. 10;

Weir, Henry A.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port
Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Filed in VMDR, 1898, p. 33, 46, 115, 118;

Weisman, E.  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;

Weiss, G. A.  V-Lot, Index, p. 95;

Weiter, J.  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;

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

Wellerk, Chas.  Born: Germany, May, 1861, C1900; Hometown: Toledo, OH C1900;
Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900;

Wells, Frank.  (Also, F. H. Wells, Portland Oregonian); Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Name listed, Crary, Diary, 6/28/1898, p. 8;

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

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

Wenke, Henry J.  Born: PA, June 1867, C1900; Hometown: Pittsburg, PA; Arrived in
Alaska, April 1898, C1900;

Wenstrom, 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;

West, Capt. I. N. (I. M. West, Seattle P-I); Tells Powell about claim and invites him to
come survey it, Powell, Trailing, pp. 2-7; First-class passenger on steamer Alliance,
departing Seattle 2/16/98, for Dyea & Valdez,Seattle P-I, 2/17/98; Returns to stake
claim but dies, Powell, Trailing, p. 21; Powell thinks Slate Creek was West's strike,
Powell, Trailing, p. 231; McGee gave Pearson information on Capt. West's mud
glaciers, 10/17/1898, Pearson, CS1, p. 185;

Westervelt, -.  At Station 2, Babcock, Abercrombie 1900, p. 58;

Westling, 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;

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

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

Wetther, Louis.  Witness with D. Wyman to A. Tibbitt's claim on Manker Creek,
8/22/98, TMDR, p. 47; Witness with D. Wyman to A. E. McMillan's claim on Manker Creek, 8/3/98, TMDR, p. 49; Locator, "Star" No. 21 on Manker Creek, 3/2/98, no witnesses, TMDR, p. 50; Witness to Henkel's "Star," on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 50; Witness with Lavarar to Wyman's claim, Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 51; Witness with Wetther to Ranous claim on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 52;

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

Wetzel, A. 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;

Whaler, J. H. V-Lot, Index, p. 50;

Whan, Nick.  Died of scurvy Oct. 98, Seattle Times, 7/7/99 in Townsend Letters;

Wheat, Ernest B.  Born: Utah, Nov. 1873, C1900; Hometown: Ellensburg, WA; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; John Wilson's partner, came over glacier with Guiteau, meets again on Copper River, Guiteau Diary, 8/2/98; shares cabin with for winter at Copper Center, 9/3/98; Witness to J. A. Wilson claim, p. 286; Notice of Location for Latouche Island, Nov. 8, 1899, with Ohlemutz and Wilson witnesses. PWSMDR, p. 286, 287;

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

Wheeler, -.  Child with Mrs. S. A. Wheeler on 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;

Wheeler, -.  Child with Mrs. S. A. Wheeler on 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;

Wheeler, 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; [Note: Mrs. S. A. Wheeler and 2 children, and N. D. Wheeler also on same boat];

Wheeler, -. (Mrs. S. A.).   Passenger with two children on 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: N. D. and John Wheeler also on same boat];

Wheeler, N. D.  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: Mrs. S. A. Wheeler and 2 children, and John Wheeler also on same boat]; Filed for two Valdez townsite lots,V-Lot, Index, pp. 62; 63;

Wheeler, W. M.  Storekeeper at Sunrise, Cook Inlet, interviewed, Seattle P-I, 11/13/97;

Wherley, A.  (See D. and H. Wherley); Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior,
departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Mentioned in letter about D. Wherley's accidental shooting of Roy Murfin, Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98;

Wherley, Druey.  (See Wehrley, D. Conger xxxii; Druey Whirley, Conger 91; also A.
and H. Wherley); Hometown: MN; Teenager who accidentally shot and killed Leroy
Murfin on Valdez Glacier, 3/22/1898. Townsend, Letters and other diarists; Member of Conger's party, Conger, xxxii; Mentioned in letter about D. Wherley's accidental shooting of Roy Murfin, Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98;

Wherley, W.  (See See D. and H. Wherley); Second-class passenger on steamer
Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Note: Conger's party came up on the same trip;

Whip, J. E.  (See John Whipp); Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed
Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98;

Whipp, John.  Arrived in Valdez 4/20/1898 with Pearson, Young, and Horn Pearson, CS1; p.185; July, went to strike below sawmill with Percy Shaw, Fred Kraft, Bill Bogen, L. Updike, Pearson Journal, CS1, p. 185;

Whipple, John F.  Witness to John Wilson's claim at Landlock Bay, Locator,
PWSMDR, pp. 112-113;

Whirley, Andrew.  (See Wehrley, A. in introduction but Whirley thoughout text; Conger party, stays with Conger throughout trip, cf. Conger, passim;

Whirley, Druey.  (See also Wehrley, D. in introduction but Whirley thoughout text);
Hometown: BellePlaine, MN, Conger, p. 228; Conger party, Conger, passim;

Whitcomb, Enock W.  Witness to Indenture, claims on Glacier Island, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 167; Bonanza Gulch, Glacier Island, Aug. 9, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 191;

White -.  Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Powell mentions with man named Eddy, Trailing, p. 14;

White, Al.  V-Lot, Index, p. 33;

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

White. E. A.  Witnesses for Fred Smith in giving power of attorney to W. E. Hunt,
6/11/98, PWSMDR, Bk.1, p. 54;

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

White M. Witnesses for Fred Smith in giving power of attorey to W. E. Hunt, 6/11/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 54;

Whitehouse, Herbert.   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;

Wiggs, H. K. Subscribed to a relief station fund for 1899 on Valdez Glacier, in Valdez, 1898, CS1;

Whitney, Thomas. (Thomas, Seattle PI article on Whitney Party) Hometown: Benton
Harbor, MI; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98;

Wiegland, E.    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;

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

Wilcox, -.  Ex-soldier returning to States.  Crary purchases potatoes from him, 7/25/1898, W. H. Crary, Diary, p. 11;

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

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

Wilkins, Charles.  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;

Wilkinson, -. Conger reports came near drowning at "Camp Clear Water" 35 miles
above Slona, 3/29/98, Conger, p. 213;

Wilkinson, R.  Born: MO, May 1876, C1900; Hometown: Milton (?), MO; Arrived in
Alaska April 1898, C1900;

Wilkinson, Joseph.  Born: Feb. 1850, C1900; Hometown: Seattle, WA; Arrived in
Alaska, March 1898, C1900;

Williams, A. 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;

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

Williams, E. R.  Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port
Townsend Leader, 3/7/98;

Williams, Issac.  Part of relief party on Valdez Glacier, 2/27/1899 for Logan Party;
Trustees appoint him, Dempsey & Smith to take care of bodies and estates, Jury Finding on Logan Party, CS1; (Note: Township Committee Minutes say Riggins was appointed, not Williams);

Williams, J. W. Hometown: Seattle, WA; First class passenger boarding Valencia in
Seattle, departing Seattle 3/6/98 with 600 passengers, Seattle P-I, 3/6/98;

Williams, Jay. Member of Swan's Party along with Shepard, Moore, and Allen landing at Swanport, Nov. 1897, Pathfinder, VI:6, 4/1925, pp. 7-8;

Williams, John.  (See also John M. Williams); 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: William and John Williams, and O. Peterson came up together on the National City]; QCMDR, 1898, Witness to Sender, p. 20; to Swanson, p. 60; to Smith, p. 107; to Henry, QCMDR, p. 136; to Wm. Williams, QCMDR, p. 137; Arnold, QCMDR, p. 140; McCormick, QCMDR, p. 141; Co-locators: F. McCormick, J. F. Sweeny, Wm. Wiliams, A. C. Ohlhavsen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, John Williams, F. A. Henry, Chas. Johnson, QCMDR, p. 101; Locator, QCMDR, p. 142 (1898); 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, p. 108; 1899, witness to Ward, QCMDR, p. 131; Locator, claim on tributory to Tonsina River, p. 148, 149; witness for J. H. Smith, p. 152; UKMDR, Locator with Keller witness, 3/14/1899, p. 145;

Williams, John M.  (J. M.; J. Williams, Seattle PI) Born: Australia, Dec. 1872, C1900;
Hometown: Portland, OR; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing
Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle P-I, 2/28/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900;

Williams, L. L. Hometown: Juneau, AK; Locator with E. E. James of "Juneau" &
"Missouri" claim in Landlocked Bay, 8/14/1897; Signed by A. K. Delaney, C. H.
Anderson, E. de Groff, McNair, James, Williams. MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), 1893-1898. p.
320ff; Locator, "No. 1," King Solomon's Basin, 10/1/97, MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), p. 337;
locator with De Groff, Delaney, Anderson, Murray, Wallace, Gumee, Koehler, Curtis
and Beattie of claims in King Solomon Basin, 11/23/1897; MLR, Bk. G, (H & I),
1893-1898, p. 340ff; De Groff, James, Wallace, & McNair give power of attorney to
L. L. Williams of Juneau, 1897. MLR, Bk. G, (H & I), 1893-1898, p. 340.ff; 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;

Williams, William.   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: William and John Williams, and O. Peterson came up together on the National City]; Locator, No. 14 on Quartz Creek, 8/26/98, witness John Williams, QCMDR, p. 137; Co-locators or Bear Creek Claim No. 1, 9/1/98: F. McCormick, J. F. Sweeny, Wm. Wiliams, A. C. Ohlhavsen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, John Williams, F. A. Henry, Chas. Johnson, QCMDR, p. 101; Notice of amended location 6/26/1899 for Bear Creek Claim No. 7, located 6/26/99, 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;

Williams, William.   Hometown: Stamford, CT, Margeson/Benedict trip, Gold Hunters, p. 9; Moyes, Butts & Williams leave party to search for gold, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 113; Locator, QCMDR, p. 137 (but probably W. Williams above);

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

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

Wilson, Bessie L.  Location notice, Latouche, June 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 137;

Wilson, D. A.  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;

Wilson, Dan.  Frank Hoffman, Dan Wilson and others went up Copper River and
reached the Kotsina river and located (they say) the Bellum copper vein, on Downey
creek, a branch of the Kotsina. Hoffman left interior in winter of 1898-1899, Millard, TVN, 1:7, 4/20/01;

Wilson, E. W. 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;

Wilson, H. G.  Co-locators Horrman, Wilson, Laymer, QCMDR, 1898, p. 147;
Assessment work done by A. F. Hoffman, 1899, ML, Bk. 3 (Bks. J & F), p. 117;

Wilson, H. L. Subreport on Wilson Mining Company expedition up Copper River,
Abercrombie, 1900, p. 48-54;

Wilson, Harry Miller.   Born: CA, March 1878, C1900; Hometown: Victoria, B. C.;
Arrived in Alaska, March 1899, C1900;

Wilson, John A. Born: Ohio, Sept. 1853; Hometown: Liberty, WA, C1900; Arrived in
Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Crossed Valdez Glacier, spring, 1898, Guiteau, Louis,
Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; Guiteau borrows wood from on glacier, Guiteau
Diary, 4/15/1898; prospecting on the Taslina river, no good for placer, Earnie Wheat his partner, 8/2/98; Notice of Location at Landlock Bay, 5/9/1899, Whipple and Steinmutz witnesses. PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 112; Notice of Location for Latouche Island, Nov. 8, 1899, with Ohlemutz and Wheat witnesses, PWSMDR, Bk. 2, p. 286;

Wilson, M.  Witness to Jenson, QCMDR, 1898, p. 12;

Wilson, W. A.  Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; Probably a member of the Stamford, Ct.
party with Patrick Moylan, Stamford Daily Advocate, 1/24/98; On Corner's jury.
Coroner's report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898;

Wilson, W. H.  (Same person as W. A. Wilson, or relative of); 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;

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

Wimpenny, -. Pearson goes with Wimpenny and Jack Petrie from Slana to Tanana
Country. February-March, 1899, Pearson, CS1, p187;

Wimperman, E.  (Spelling questioned in Diary typescript); Dooley rescues after he was swamped going down the Klutena, Dooley Diary, 6/13/98;

Winans, A.  Hometown: Hood River, OR; Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; L.
Winans brother, party of 5 from Hood River, OR, Portland Oregonian 4/3/98;

Winans, L.  Hometown: Hood River, OR; Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; A. Winans brother, party of 5 from Hood River, OR, Portland Oregonian 4/3/98;

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

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

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

Winnard, A.  (Also Dr. Winard, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98); Hometown: Lawndale, Chicago, IL; Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98. Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98; Listed in names & address section, Dooley Diary;

Winston, Chas. H.  Location notice: 8/16/1899 with McLeod Harbor, PWSMDR, Bk 1, p. 172;

Winstrom, August.   Hometown: Philadelphia, PA; Margeson joins him & others going down Copper River in October 1898, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 240 ff;

Winter, T. D.  (Todd Winters, Groo Diary); Locator, QCMDR, p. 87; 1899: witness for
Egerter, p. 114; for Brehme, p. 119; for Sternberg, p. 122; One of the first to cross
Glacier in 1898; Brought mail to miners at Quartz Creek, 2/9/1899, Groo Diary,
2/13/99; Nine of his party said to have perished in a crevasse; returned with several
bodies, Anon. Researcher, Valdez Museum Archives, unable to find any confirmation of this;

Winters, G. H. Hometown: Indianapolis, IN; Margeson joins him & others going down Copper River in October 1898, Margeson, Gold Hunters, p. 240 ff;

Winthrop, -.  Conger meets 2/3/98, reports many have the "black leg [scurvy]," Conger, p. 195;

Wire, Louis.  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;

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

Wirth, Ernest.  Passenger list for the schooner Hera, departed Seattle for Copper River 3/22/98, Uppercue and Wirth names adjacent, Seattle P-I, 3/23/98; 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;

Wiseman, -.  Dooley stays in Jeffrey and Wiseman tent at foot of lake, Diary, 8/8/98;

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

Wiseman, F. C.  Passenger list -- Steam schooner Albion, departing Portland 3/8/98, Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98; V-Lot, Index, p. 106;

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

Wolfe, -.  Caught with stolen goods in his tent on glacier, Miners' trial, 5/10/98, W. H. Crary Diary, p. 4;

Wolfurt, 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;

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

Wood, -.  Powell met at Copper Center in 1899. Powell, Trailing, p. 159;

Wood, Edwin.  (Also Woods, Ed); Hometown: MT; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett's Camp. Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39 - 40; Packer for Rice and post-office inspector Wayland to Eagle, in Rice, Abercrombie, Abercrombie 1900, p. 95ff; encounters brown bear, Abercrombie, p. 102;

Wooden, E. K.  V-Lot, Index, p.16;

Woodford, W. E. Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 47;

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

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

Woods, Ed.  (see Ed Wood; probably two Ed Wood[s]); Brown describes as a very sick and destitute man who wishes to return to Seattle, Brown in Abercrombie 1900, 1899, p. 41;

Woodworth, Paul. 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;

Workman, Frank.  (See also Wortman, both in Portland Oregonian, 3/8/98);
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;

Wortham, Dick.  See also F. R. Wortham; Wortman); Ran trading post for Holman at
Copper Center, 1899, Powell, Trailing, p. 170;

Wortham, F. R. Co-locators on 3/7/1899, F. Smith, A.M. Hendrie, F. R. Wortham,
R. S. Baird, S. C. Moore, J. H. Bell, F. Scott, J. Parsons, E. Rape, UKMDR, p. 165;

Worthen, -.  Went over divide from Quartz Creek to Tiekel with Groo party, Feb. 1899, Groo Diary, 2/20/99;

Worthington, C. E.   Babcock's transit man in surveying for the Trans-Alaska Military
Road in 1899, Abercrombie 1900, p. 65; falls in glacier stream [probably the one flowing from Worthington Glacier], p. 65, passim; becomes ill, p. 81; transit man for E. Gillette on railroad survey, Gillette in Abercrombie 1900, pp. 149;

Wortman, Frank.  (See Frank Workman); 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;

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

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

Wulff, Chas. G.  (Also Wolff, Wolf, Hazelet), In Bourke's party, Bourke Journal, p. 1;

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

Wyman, Danial.  Witness with D. Wyman to John Dexter's claim on Manker Creek,
TMDR, p. 35; Witness with L. Wetthers to A. Tibbitt's claim on Manker Creek,
8/22/98, TMDR, p. 47; Witness with L. Wetthers to A. E. McMillan's claim on Manker Creek, 8/3/98, TMDR, p. 49; Witness to Henkel's "Star," on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 50; Locator, "Banner" Placer Claim, No. 34 on Manker Creek, witnesses F. Lavarar, L. Wetther,TMDR, p. 51; Witness with Wetther to Ranous claim on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 52; Witness with Monroe to F. Tabbott's claim on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 53; Witness with Wetther to W. C. Ludwig's claim on Manker Creek, TMDR, p. 53; Witness for Jaynes, QCMDR, 1899, p. 123;

Wyoming Boys.  Dooley mentions, Diary, 9/3/98; sold out, Dooley Diary, 9/27/98;

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

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

Young, -. Hometown: Chicago, IL; Principal with J. Bedlish (?) of CA in dispute
resolved at Miner's meeting, Dooley Diary, 5/31/98;

Young, Ed.  Hometown: Marshfield, WI; Of Loyal Party; visits Dooley, Diary, 1/8/98; listed in names and address section, probably with Jos. Brost, Dooley Diary;

Young, Edward. (E. A. Young, passenger list); Hometown: Port Huron, MI, Guiteau;
Marshfield, WI, Dooley, newspaper); Passenger on the Rival departing Port Townsend, WA 3/6/98, Port Townsend Leader, 3/7/98; Witness to A. M. Hendrie; locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 27; QCMDR, 1898, Locator with Scott, Denler, Opie, E. Young, J. McIntyre, W. . Gardner, Carrie Ammann, p. 45; Of Loyal Party; visits Dooley, Diary, 1/8/99; listed in name & address section, Diary. 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; Died of scurvy at Copper Center winter of 1898-1899, Guiteau, Louis, Death Trail, The Alaskana, pp. 3-8; 2/18/1898, Pearson helps with amputation of Edward Young's foot, Pearson, CS1, p. 185;

Young, Lark.  Passenger List -- Steam Schooner Albion -- Departed Portland for Copper River, 4/9/98, Portland Oregonian, 4/10/98; Arrived in Valdez 4/20/1898 with Pearson, Whipp and Horn. Pearson. CS1, p. 185;

Young Party.  Hometown: WI; Cast Frank Degnan out of their party, Dooley Diary,
4/16/98;

Young, Robert. E.  Born: CA, April 1860, C1900; Hometown: Oakland, CA; Arrived in Alaska, Oct. 1897, C1900; Arrival date suggests he came up with Swan, Hubbard, and others from CA; In 1898, Young and Frank Downey claim to have found the same Bellum copper claim as Hoffman; this is the first copper claim that Millard knows about in the interior, Millard,TVN, 1: 7, 4/20/01; His party travels with Oscar Rohn's, Rice & Wayland's, McCarthy's party, Downey party, and Holman on 6/19/99 [first day the trail is open] through Keystone Canyon on Trans-Alaska Military Trail, meets McClellan, Amy, Millard & others on Tsaina, Abercrombie 1900, p. 113ff; Witnesses Millard's claim on Eagle River near Cordova, 1899, PWSMDR, p. 120-121;

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

Zimpleman, 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;

Zoller, 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;

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

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

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