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Harry Hotaling (1840-1904)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Daily Evening Star - Saturday, July 16, 1904

    The police steamer Vidette arrived here from Mason's landing on the Hootalinqua river at 12:30 this morning with a very sick man, Harry Hotaling, a Livingston creek miner, formerly in the employ of the White Pass company. Hotaling has been on Livingston several years and is in very bad physical condition. He is at the Whitehorse hospital.

The Daily Evening Star - Saturday, August 13, 1904

Aged Man, Harry Hotaling, Dies, 1904

    Harry Hotaling died at the Whitehorse general hospital this morning at 7 o'clock after a lingering illness from stomach complicatiuns.

    Deceased, previous to one month ago, had been in the Big Salmon district four years where he owned No. 2 above discovery on Lake creek. Early this year his health began to fail and a month ago his fellow miners carried him out from Big Salmon to the Hootalingua on a stretcher, the journey being fraught with many hardships to both the invalid and the men. Reaching the river, a raft was constructed by which the journey to the mouth of the Hootalinqua was made. Shortly after, the police steamer Vidette, with Major Snyder on board, came along and Hotaling was brought to this place and taken to the hospital where he had every care until the vital spark expired.

    Previous to going to Big Salmon Hotaling was employed in the traffic department of the W. P. & Y. Route. He was 64 years of age and came originally from Albany, N. Y. He was a single man and leaves no relatives.

    P. R. Peele and other members of the Benevolent and Proteetive Order of Elks, of which deceased was a member, have charge of arrangements for the funeral, which will be tomorrow at some hour not yet decided upon. Deceased was an adherent to Presbyterianism.