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Arctic & Northern Biographies


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


Albert Faille
A brief biography of this pioneer of the Nahanni region of the Northwest Territories, in pdf format from "Arctic Profiles".

Dr. G. M. Faulkner
A brief look at Faulkner's life and death in the Yukon and Alaska.

Hope Belt Ferguson
The biography of an Oregon man who went to Nome in search of gold in 1900.

Richard Finnie
A biography of the renowned authority on the geography and history of the Arctic and northern Canada, who died in 1987.

Emil Joseph Forrest
From the August 25, 1960 issue of The Whitehorse Star, notice of the death of a pioneer Yukon riverboat pilot and captain.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes
The journals of an ornithologist on the 1899 Harriman Expedition to Alaska.

John and Lucy Fulton
Biographical notes and photos of this couple who were married in Dawson City in 1906.

Charles Alphonsus Gardner
This lengthy article by Edna Brandon Hanson describes Captain Gardner's life growing up in British Columbia, and his later adventures as a steamboat captain on the rivers of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Williams Charles Gates
"Swiftwater Bill" Gates was a very successful Klondike gold miner among other things, but he may be best remembered for the way he dealt with a woman who scorned him.

Dr. Alexander John Gillis
An illustrated biography of this pioneer Yukon miner-dentist-politician and his wife, Frances Donley.

Clara Goddard
Clara was the first female steamboat pilot on the Yukon River - this article that appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer upon her death in 1953 gives a brief look at her life.

Silas Colfax Hamilton
A short report on the October 8, 1897 drowning of this Seattle lawyer while en route to the Klondike.

Robert Hansen
The story of Alaska's worst serial killer.

Charles Sydney Harper
The obituary of this Mounted Police sergeant was published in the Dawson Daily News of December 11, 1922.

Charles Hatfield
The story of "The Klondike Rainmaker," who said he could solve the Klondike's water shortage.

Captain Michael Healy
The story of one of Alaska's toughest pioneer seamen (including a complete Healy bibliography).

Joe and Annie Henry
A monument to Yukon pioneers Joe and Annie Henry was erected at Km 112 of the Dempster Highway, at a site once known as Black City.

Eben Hopson
This site presents a huge amount of information on Hopson and his contributions to Alaska, and to Native Alaskans in particular.

The Hougen Family
Follow the family's story from 1944, when Berent and Margrethe Hougen opened their first store in Whitehorse.

William Jensen returns from the Klondike, 1899
A Seattle newspaper report of the sad Klondike adventure of a New York store owner.

Jean (Ball) Kadmon
This site presents a lengthy extract from Mackenzie Breakup, historical fiction based on Jean's experiences on the Canol Project in World war II.

Captain John Keenan
The lengthy 1910 obituary of this famous Arctic whaling captain, and other notes.

Captain J. W. Keene
An 1895 biography of this famous Alaskan ship's captain, and a list of the features along the Alaska coast named for him.

John Henry Kinkead
A short bio of the first Governor of the District of Alaska (1884).

Joe Ladue
After working in mining areas throughout the West for 20 years, Joe earned a fortune almost overnight as founder of Dawson City, then died 3 years later.

The Langlow Family in the Klondike
Annotated stories told about the adventures of Lars, Jens, Knute, Ingeborg and Marie.

Harvey N. Leas
Indiana newspaper reports describe the town druggist's death and burial along the Yukon River in 1898.

John Leonard
The story of a Yukon pioneer with a very unusual business - giving acrobatic exhibitions from a hot-air balloon.

Ernest deKoven Leffingwell
Between 1906 and 1914, Leffingwell mapped about 150 miles of the Arctic coast between Point Barrow and Herschel Island, and the adjacent Brooks Range.

Leon Liard
This newspaper article describes the upsetting of a skiff on the Yukon River in Miles Canyon in 1899.


Biographies 'A' to 'E'
Biographies 'M' to 'Z'