Mrs. May Mack, one of the early settlers of the Yukon, passed away at Whitehorse General Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Mack was the widow of the late Cortlandt Perry Mack, one of the four Mack brothers who came over the Chilcoot Pass in February, 1898. C. P. Mack is mentioned in the book "Trail of Ninety-Eight" as the man from Minnesota who brought oxen over the pass.
Being logging men and accustomed to rapids, the Mack brothers made the first barges to run Miles Canyon and the Whitehorse Rapids and brought many men and animals safely through.
Mrs. Mack was born in Lansing, Iowa, U.SA., January 31, 1869, and came to the Yukon from Minneapolis with two daughters August 25, 1903. She was a semi-invalid most of her life. She leaves to mourn her one daughter, Mrs. F. Goulter [Ida May Mack]; two grand-daughters, Mrs. E. M. Stephanson and Mrs. E. Brooks; one grandson, C. F. G. Goulter, and two great-grand-children. Two sisters, Mrs. F. Miller of Debuque and Mrs. S. Cooper also survive her.
Mr. Mack died nine years ago.