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Northern Cemeteries and Graves

Yukon, Alaska, northern BC, and the Northwest Territories

by Murray Lundberg

    This is an ongoing, probably never-ending, project. I started it on January 21, 2017, when I had a little over 600 cemetery and grave photos to compile and post. Since that time, I have added several hundred more. My photos and transcriptions are listed first, then other cemetery/grave resources.

Alaska Highway Graves & Memorials
The graves of Staff Sergeant William H. Whitfield, Corporal Max Richardson, First Lieutenant Roland Small, and the Charlie Lake memorial are included.

Atlin, BC
Atlin Pioneer Cemetery (1898-1947)
Atlin Cemetery (1947-current)

Bennett, BC
Photos and information from headboards, headstones and a monument in the cemetery, honouring a total of 11 people, have been posted so far.

Carcross, Yukon
Many photos - page in progress....

Chicken, Alaska
Far off in the forest above Chicken is a cemetery with 12-15 graves, abandoned for many decades.

Dawson, Yukon: Many photos of all the cemeteries - pages in progress....
- Hillside Cemetery
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cemetery
- St. Mary's Cemetery
- Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Dome Cemetery
- Bet Chaim (House of Life) Cemetery
- Dawson Public Cemetery
- Masonic Cemetery
- Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Eighth Avenue Cemetery
- Old Hospital Cemetery
- Father Judge's Grave

Dyea, Alaska
A complete photo-inventory of all 52 markers in the two cemeteries.

Fort MacPherson, NWT
This cemetery is famous as the last resting place of the 4 Northwest Mounted Police officers who died in 1911 - members of The Lost Patrol.

Fort Providence, NWT
Photos of the memorials at the empty field where some 300 people, mostly children, were buried, and transcriptions of about half of the names.

Fort Selkirk, Yukon
Many photos - pages in progress:
- Fort Selkirk Cemetery
- Fort Selkirk First Nation Cemetery
- Yukon Field Force Graves

Fort Simpson, NWT - Sacred Heart Mission
The Sacred Heart Mission Catholic residential school cemetery appears to be an empty lot, with a monument stating that 398 people were buried here between 1916 and 1957.

Forty Mile, Yukon
There were once 5 cemeteries at Forty Mile, but only a total of 6 headboards, all in the main cemetery, are still legible.

Grand Forks, Yukon
Yukon News article by Michael Gates, 2009.

Glenora, BC
There are a dozen graves dating back to 1876 at this extremely remote cemetery along the Stikine River in northwestern BC.

Mayo, Yukon
Photos of both the main Mayo Cemetery and the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun cemetery are included in this guide to the Mayo area, but no transcriptions have been done yet.

Silver City, Yukon
There are 4 graves on the ridge above the abandoned townsite, and a memorial that was placed in 1996.

Skagway, Alaska
All 3 cemeteries as well as burials in other locations near Skagway.
- Gold Rush Cemetery
- Pioneer Cemetery
- Skagway Cemetery
- Off-Cemetery Graves near Skagway

Stewart, BC:
- Barney's Gulch Cemetery (FindaGrave.com)
- Wards Pass Cemetery

Telegraph Creek, BC
Photos of both the main Telegraph Creek Cemetery and the 9 Mile cemetery are included in this guide to the Telegraph Creek Road, but no transcriptions have been done yet.

Whitehorse, Yukon
- Pioneer Cemetery: ca. 800 burials 1900-1965
- Pueblo Mine: 9 miners were trapped in a cave-in on March 21, 1917 - 6 bodies were never recovered.
- Grey Mountain Cemetery: over 1,900 burials 1965-current (FindaGrave.com)
- First Nations Cemeteries: one at the bottom of Two Mile Hill, one behind the hospital
- Riverdale Cemetery: 13 burials 1958-1961, all reinterred at Grey Mountain Cemetery

Wilderness Graves on the Route to the Klondike
The graves of Luc Richard, Thomas A. Barnes, Jonas Fred Whitcomb, Jr., and R. Saunders have been recorded.

Wilderness Graves & Memorials in the Yukon
Solitary graves around the territory, unrelated to the Klondike Gold Rush or the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Find a Grave
A world-wide database.

Alaska Cemetery Records
At Interment.net

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project
Over 18,000 cemeteries have been indexed since 2004.

Over 1,640,000 gravestone photo records from across Canada.

RCMP Graves
"Canada's National RCMP Graves Discovery, Inspection & Information Website" lists over 20,000 RCMP gravesites across Canada and around the world.