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Yukon & Alaska Pioneer Biographies


Biographies from 'M' to 'Z' are on this page;
Biographies 'A' to 'E'
Biographies 'F' to 'L'

Mason, Skookum Jim
A review of a video on Mason's life: Keish: A Man Standing in Two Worlds, produced by Delores Smith and Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

Mitchell, General William "Billy"
This biography only briefly mentions Mitchell's important contributions to Alaska.

Muir, John
This huge site does a superb site of chronicling the life of John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, and one of the first writers to promote the natural wonders of Alaska.

Netsvetov, Saint Jacob
This church site gives an excellent history of this pioneer Russian Orthodox priest.

O'Conner, Brigadier General James A.
A biographical sketch of the commander of the Northwest Service Command from September 1942 onward.

Ogilvie, William
"Yukon and Mackenzie Explorations, 1887-88" - a report, published in 1890, on the surveys conducted by Ogilvie.

Patsy Ann, Official Greeter of Juneau
In the heritage field, it is rare to find a Web site with the love and devotion that this site displays. To really make yourself feel warm, have a look at Patsy's life from 1929-1942.

Radonich, Thomas
The December 1956 obituary of "Carnation Tom", who arrived in the Yukon during the Klondike rush, and spent many years in Alaska.

Reinhardt, Joseph
A family history search has uncovered a fascinating tale from 1898, when Reinhardt joined a small group sailing a schooner to the Klondike goldfields. Lots of original material is posted.

Richard, Luc
The death notice from the May 10, 1898 issue of The Caribou Sun (Caribou Crossing, Yukon).

Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah
A brief report on her 1891 visit to Sitka while writing an updated version of her popular travel guide to Alaska.

Smith, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy"
"Soapy" and his gang of crooks virtually controlled Skagway during the Klondike rush - his great grandson has produced an excellent Web site about him.

Tidd, Claude and Marie
The Yukon Archives presents the lives of a Mounted Police officer and his wife as "A Yukon Romance."

True, J.D.
From the Skagway News, an obituary for this White Pass & Yukon Route pioneer, who died in Wasilla, Alaska on September 17, 2000.

Vaughan, Colonel Norman
The American Polar Society profiles one of Alaska's most-travelled dog-mushers.

Wada, Jujiro
An excellent site dedicated to an Alaska pioneer who was famous in his day, but is little-known now.

Walsh, Mollie
Men get most of the glory, but many women joined the Klondike Gold Rush as well. A children's park in Skagway was named to honour Mollie.

Wickersham, James
James Wickersham arived in Alaska in 1900, and became one of the Territory's most influential judges and legislators. His home in Juneau is now a State Historic Site.

Woods, Le Roy
This lengthy article from The Alaskan newspaper of 1891 describes Captain Woods' 1876 capture of a schooner illegally killing fur seals.

Woolever, Scott and Pauline
Lived in Dawson in the late 1890s and early 1920s, eventually settled at Bellingham, Washington.


Biographies 'A' to 'E'
Biographies 'F' to 'L'