[or-roots] People with roots in Oregon connected to SE Alaska
trisch at charter.net
Sun Aug 31 16:59:22 PDT 2008
This weekend I have been reworking a newspaper index for newspapers from
Wrangell, Alaska that I completed in 1995. I have had a recent request for
the entire project and since I have better software, I thought I would try
to recreate the index and burn it to a CD to make it available to more
libraries and researchers in Alaska. At the time it was pretty expensive to
provide hard copies.
Part of the index was a vital statistics section which listed names whether
they were found in the newspaper or public records. The newspapers were
primarily Wrangell newspapers but I also did research in Victoria, BC so you
may see some newspapers cited from that city.
While the index was done for 1898-1899, there are other dates included
because of the various researches that I was doing at the time. I thought
this information on people who lived at Wrangell, Alaska might be of
interest since these people were either born in Oregon before traveling to
Alaska or have an Oregon connection.
The newspapers are available through your local library on microfilm and/or
microfiche. Please note, that unless you want to have the primary source in
your files, the information listed is complete - in fact some information is
additional from research that I had and I added it to the name.
This is the only information that I have on these people. I hope that this
information will be of help to someone.
Coos Bay, Oregon
SRJ=Stikeen River Journal FWN=Fort Wrangel News
AS=Alaska Sentinel (Wrangell) WS=Wrangell Sentinel
AW=Alaska Weekly VC=Victoria Colonist
DBC=Daily British Colonist
Anderson, Clarence H.
DOB: at Scofield, Oregon
Age 25 years; boating accident; Parents: M/M Thomas Anderson;
Sisters: Florence Miller, Doris Norton; Brother: Arthur Anderson.
05/25/1951 1:6 WS
DOB: at Finland
Age 71 years. Heart disease and asthma. Came from Finland with
wife and infant son about 1888 to Astoria, Oregon. Spouse died in 1893 at
Oregon. Sons: Carl, John, George. Grandaughter: Elna Arola. Grandson:
Edward Arola. Was in the Klondike and Dawson.
12/23/1932 1:4 WS
Barnes, F. C.
DOB: 1854 at Albany, New York
Died at his home in Portland, Oregon; Spouse passed away last
September. Built cannery at Lake Bay in 1901 and operated until 1927.
Four daughters and one son.
07/31/1931 1:5 WS
D Black, Mrs. Scott
DOB: at Oregon 1869
Age 57 years. Cirrhosis of liver. Came to Wrangell from
Ketchikan to go into Cassiar with husband. Spouse. Mother survives in
Portland, Oregon. Son: Bert Woolridge of Wallace, Idaho.
05/13/1926 1:3 WS
Parrott, Walter Edward
DOB: 12/11/1861 at Oregon City, Oregon.
Age 67 years. Came to Alaska in 1903. Engaged in fishing for
first 8 years. Had a farm on Sergief Island at the mouth of the Stikine
River. Parents: Joseph Parrott and Elenor Fish Parrott. Sister:
Mrs. Jessie White and her daughter Miss Lois White from Yakima,
08/23/1928 1:2 WS
Age 65 years. Came to Alaska when he was age 19 years, first to
Nome and then to interior Alaska. Came to southeastern Alaska in 1925:
Hyder, Wrangell and Ketchikan. His wife, who was a sister of Mrs.
Lenabelle Green of Wrangell,
passed away a few years ago in California. Moved to Ketchikan
after her death. Step-sons (?): W.C. Stump and E.E. Bailey
01/17/1947 5:2 WS
Thomas, William Green
DOB: 01/19/1851 at Randolph county, Missouri
Age 79 years. From heart attack. First Married Alyda McAvoy on
01/21/1888 at Fort Wrangell. She precied him in death in 1918.
Married Ida F. Swift on 12/26/1924 at Seattle, Washington. He was the U.S.
Commissioner for over
30 years at Wrangell. The youngest child of a large family.
His family came over the Blue Mountains following the Oregon Trail in 1851.
He was carried off by a cougar but was saved from certain death by the men
in the party. The family settled near Scio, Oregon. Parents: Thomas
Turpin Thomas and Nancy Curl Thomas. His mother died when he was 7 years
old. His father died two years later. He had brothers and sisters of which
only two sisters were surviving at the time of his death. One sister died
the day after William at The Dalles, Oregon (Note: no information has been
found on her at TD.) NOTE: The Irene Ingle Public Library in Wrangell,
Alaska does have a clip file on Wm. Thomas and his wife.
05/08/1930 1:3 WS
DOB: 07/04/1861 at Niagara Falls, New York.
Age 64 years. His father died when he was age 2 years from injuries from
the Civil War. His mother passed away when he was age 9 years. He was
reared by his father's brother. Settled at Portland, Oregon. Spouse: Nina
Turner on 11/28/1895 at Portland. Moved to Fort Wrangell in 1898.
Appointed U.S. Postmaster at Wrangell and served in that capacity until
1917. Worden was also a photographer, having photographed a great deal of
local area. Children: Mrs. Lynn (Robert) Holmes, Mrs. Liberty (Louis M.)
Royal, Homer Worden. Member of Pioneers of Alaska, Redmen's Lodge, Elks
Lodge and Woodmen of the World.
03/26/1925 1:1 WS
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