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Angus Bernard 'Sam' McEacheran (1876-1906)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, September 28, 1906

Our Apology

    The lack of the usual amount of reading matter in this issue of the Star is due to the illness of the head man of our mechanical force, A. B. McEacheran, who has been confined to his bed since last Sunday afternoon with an attack of appendicitis. Mr. McEacheran is improving, however, and will no doubt be at his post in the Star office next week.

    Unlike towns on the outside it is not possible to pick up a printer on the street here when one is needed.

    Fully two columns of "personals" fail to appear today on account of our shorthanded mechanical force.

The Weekly Star - Friday, October 6, 1906

In Memoriam

    "Hush! the dead march wails in the
        people's ears;
    The dark crowd moves, there are sobs
        and tears;
    The black earth yawns; the mortal dis-

    Angus Bernard McEacheran was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, July 6th, 1876, and died in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, October 5th, 1906.

    That Death loves a shining mark was verified this morning when, at 6:20 o'clock, the reaping angel touched and took to himself one of the owners of and the business manager of this paper, A. B. McEacheran - "Sam," as he was called by and known to all.

    Death followed an operation for a very complicated attack of chronic appendicitis, which was performed Wednesday night at the General hospital, to which place he was tenderly carried on Wednesday afternoon from his home to which he had been confined since Sunday, Sept. 23d, on which date the first symptoms of the disease became apparent.

    For nine days he suffered but very little pain, as everything known to medical skill and the art of nursing was applied Tuesday night the case assumed a serious aspect and on Wednesday he was taken to the hospital. What followed has already been stated.

    "Sam" learned the printer's trade in his home town in New Brunswick, later going to New York where he was employed three years. In 1898 he joined the great rush North, stopping at Skagway until 1900 when he became associated with A. M. Rousseau in founding the Whitehorse Star, with which he has ever since been connected.

    In August, 1903, Mr. McEacheran was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Heidinger of Tacoma Wash, who, with their little two-year-old daughter, survive him.

    A loving husband, a fond and indulgent father, a prince of a business partner, a noble, upright and honest man, who had not an enemy on God's footstool, has been called to his reward.

        "God moves in a mysterious way,
        His wonders to perform,"

    The funeral will take place from the family home on Third avenue north Sunday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Interment will be in the local cemetery.

    In spite of the lovely words printed above, Sam McEacheran lies in a plot somewhere in what is now called the Pioneer Cemetery. Not only is it unmarked, even its location is not known.