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ATKA - ST. NICHOLAS CEMETERY
DIRKS Moses Dirks
Birth: Mar. 6, 1926
Death: May 28, 1928 Atka, Alaska

Moses DIRKS (1926-1928) was the second son of William Henry [LAZAREFF] DIRKS Sr. (1882-1966) and his second wife Polaga Stephenova "Polly" MESNIKOFF (b. 1906 Atka).

DIRKS Polly Dirks
Birth: Jun. 2, 1927 Atka, Alaska
Death: Feb. 27, 1928 Atka, Alaska

Polly DIRKS (1927-1928) was the infant daughter of William Henry [LAZAREFF] DIRKS Sr. (1882-1966) & his second wife Polaga Stephenova "Polly" MESNIKOFF (b. 1906 Atka).

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COLD BAY - TROUT CREEK CEMETERY
BROWN GLENN ALLEN BROWN
Birth: Jul. 17, 1963
Cold Bay
Aleutians East Borough
Alaska, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1963
Cold Bay
Aleutians East Borough
Alaska, USA

A baby or infant by the name of Brown was buried by the Russian grave marker above Trout Creek around 1962. The cross was white, made of wood. It has likely long since deteriorated. I will try to find out more information. I believe the infant was buried roughly south east of the Russian grave marker.

In May 2010 I returned to the Trout Creek Grave Site at Cold Bay, Alaska. I was surprised to find parts of the cross still on the tundra. The upper and vertical pieces of the white cross were separated and on the ground, but both pieces were still present. In addition, the writing was still visible on the cross with a name (Glen Allen Brown) still readable as was a date (7/17/1963). It is unknown if this was the birth date, the death date, or both dates being the same date (in other words, that the infant died at birth).

My dad, Bob Livingston, recalled that the infant was the child of a fishing family from False Pass. Courtesy of Michael Livingston

LIVINGSTON

ANNABELLE "ANNA" E. DONALDSON LIVINGSTON
Birth: Dec. 12, 1929
Alaska, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1981

Anna was born in Ellamar, Alaska, the daughter of Carl and Ann. Anna was raised in Prince William Sound and met her husband Robert Lee Livingston in Cordova where she worked as a nurse's assistant. Anna raised three children and worked in Cold Bay as the United States Post Master. She lobbied for the building of an emergency medical clinic in Cold Bay. After her death in 1981, the clinic was named the "Anna Livingston Memorial Clinic".

Anna was born Annabelle E. Donaldson in the tiny Alaska town of Ellamar in Prince William Sound, and lived in Tatitlek and Cordova.

Her mother was Ann Marie Levshakoff who married young, raised five good kids in Prince William Sound. Ann was an Aleut daughter, Aleut wife, Aleut mother. When Ann raised her children in Alaska in the 1920s and 1930s, there was a lot of racism against Alaska Native people. Some of the popular literature and novels from that era are seething with belittling hatred against Alaska Natives, akin to racism expressed against other minorities. Ann took action that she viewed necessary for social and economic survival of her children, encouraging them to distance themselves from Alaska Native customs looked down upon by Whites such as the baidarka, the wooden frame sea kayak with its strong-smelling sea lion hides. Ann's children did not always comply with her wishes. One day her daughter Anna needed to cross a body of water (a stream or lake). When Anna walked into her home, Ann immediately recognized the strong smell of the baidarka skins. To discourage Anna from such transgressions, she physically punished her daughter (Qayaqs and Canoes, 2000, Alaska Native Heritage Center). Ann took these actions for the long term well being of her children and grandchildren. When Ann and Carl got married, the marriage certificate from the Territory of Alaska collected information about the ethnicity and skin color complexion of the bride and groom; their complexion was recorded as "dark".

Her father was Carroll Carl Donaldsonl who was a fisherman. Carl was injured as a child, dislocating his leg while swinging on a swing. Because he could not get proper medical care, his femur was not properly set. This physical disability challenged Carl throughout his life. For example, he wanted to serve his country during the War and tried to enlist, but was prevented due to his leg injury. But Carl did not let his leg injury slow him down. He worked hard throughout his life and maintained a positive outlook on life.
Carl borrowed money from the local fish cannery to purchase a fishing boat which he named "The Hustler", a name which encompassed his hard working outlook on life. Carl diligently went out into the Pacific Ocean to fish, in search of food for his family, regardless of the weather, regardless of the risks. While pursing one of Alaska's deadliest catches, the large Alaska halibut, Carl died tragically on the deck of the F/V Hustler in Prince William Sound. Carl's passing profoundly affected Anna, and she vowed to do what she could to make working conditions for Alaska fisherman safer.

Please see www.annalivingstonmemorial.com for more information. Courtesy of Michael Livingston

VERENICH Xenia P. "Vanner" Vanner Verenich, Xenia P. "Vanner" Vanner Verenich
Born unknown year. Died unknown year. Buried above the Livingston Homestead beyond Trout Creek northeast of the town of Cold Bay. Writing on the gravestone is in Russian (Cyrillic) and may say "Xenia P. Verenich Age 45 From Husband and Children" (translated by Robert Lee Livingston on August 5, 2010) who says that she was known in King Cove by the name of "Vanner" and might be from False Pass and might have passed away in Cold Bay. Grave marker was in Cold Bay from at least the 1960s, likely long before, and has weathered well in the climate, still clearly readable in 2010. Courtesy of Michael Livingston
NIKOLSKI
KRUKOFF Zachorey N Krukoff
Birth: Sep. 19, 1878 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: Mar. 6, 1947 Nikolski, Alaska
SOVOROFF Birth: Sep. 17, 1901 Nikolski, Alaska, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1989
Nikolski, Alaska

Sergie Sovoroff was born September 17, 1901 on Umnak Island in the Aleut village of Nikolski. Sergie became a famous iqya-x (model sea kayak) builder. Many museums in Alaska proudly display Sergie's three-hatch model sea kayaks. Sergie traveled around Alaska, teaching model baidarka classes. In the 21st century, Sergie's work continues to inspire other Aleuts to learn about their ancient culture. Sergie passed away on September 27, 1989. He is buried in the cemetery in Nikolski, next to his wife Agnes Sovoroff. Courtesy of Michael Livingston

SAINT GEORGE ISLAND
KRUKOFF Martin Zahar Krukoff
Birth: Apr. 27, 1923, Nikolski, Alaska, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1990 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
LESTENKOF Alvin Lestenkof
Birth: Jan. 3, 1934
Death: Nov. 15, 1991

Anchorage Daily News November 17, 1991

Retired heavy-equipment mechanic Alvin Lestenkof, 57, died Nov. 15 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A visitation was held at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel. A funeral was held at St. George Russian Orthodox Church in St. George with Father Michael Lestenkof and Father Seraphin Rohlman officiating. Burial was at the St. George Island Cemetery.

Mr. Lestenkof was born at St. George Island Jan. 3, 1934. He began working for the federal government at the age of 11. He married Nina Merculief Nov. 26, 1953. Mr. Lestenkof was a member of the Aleut Regional Corp. and Tanaq Corp. at St. George Island. He had been with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Marine Fisheries Association until retiring in 1983. He enjoyed watching sports on television, reading, playing pool, the piano and the guitar. According to his family, he was very talented when it came to fixing things around the house and that was a task he enjoyed. He was also a loving husband and father.

Mr. Lestenkof is survived by his wife, Nina; his mother Agatha Merculief; his sons, Dimitri and Constantine; all of St. George; his daughters, Anna Jensen and Agatha Rutka, both of Anchorage, and Sharon Kashevarof of St. George; his brothers, Demetri of Anchorage, Leva Oustigoff of Webster, Wis., Victor Merculief of St. Paul, Bert Merculief and Alvin Merculief, both of St. George, and Agafangel Merculief of Dillingham; his sisters, Susie Merculief and Martina Brooks, both of Anchorage, and Sandra Neiderhoffer of Denver; and 14 grandchildren.

LESTENKOFF Innokenty "Chip" Lestenkoff, III
Birth: May 28, 1974
Death: Jul. 19, 1992

Anchorage Daily News July 21, 1992

Innokenty 'Chip' Lestenkof III, 18, died July 19 in Anchorage. A service was held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. The Rev. Archpriest E. Nicholas Molodyko-Harris of St. Innocent Orthodox Church officiated. Burial was in the St. George Island cemetery.

Chip was born May 28, 1974, in Boulder, Colo., and raised on St. George Island. He moved to Anchorage in 1987 and graduated from West High School in 1991. In 1985, Chip received an award from the St. George Elementary|Junior High School for a computer project. He enjoyed music and playing guitar, and was a member of an Anchorage band. He was a member of the St. George Russian Orthodox Church, and had served as an altar boy. His family made this statement: "He was well loved and will be missed by many."

Chip is survived by his father, Innokenty Jr. of Anchorage; his mother, Carol Randall of St. George; his brothers, Todd and Carl, both of Anchorage; and his paternal grandmother, Elekonida of Anchorage.

PHILEMONOF Ilarion Philemonof, Sr.
Birth: Oct. 19, 1932 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Sep. 1, 1998 Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Daily News September 4, 1998

Anchorage resident Ilarion Philemonof Sr., 65, died Sept. 1, 1998, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Local services were held Sept. 3 at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Additional services were in St. George.

Mr. Philemonof was born Oct. 19, 1932, on St. George Island. He served in the U.S. Army, and was honorably discharged after two years of service. He had worked for the federal government from the age of 16 until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Philemonof moved to Anchorage five years ago from St. George. According to his family, ''He was always a friendly person. Someone who made you laugh. He was a special person to us all. He will be in our hearts and memories forever.''

Mr. Philemonof is survived by his daughters, Georgia of St. George, Janell of Akutan and Shirley of Titusville, Fla.; sons, Andrew Sr., John and Larry Jr., all of St. George; grandchildren, Steven, Allison, Randy, Andrew Jr. and Elaine of St. George, Amanda and Shawn of Akutan, Rhonda and Sara of Titusville, Derick and Chariss of St. George and Cameron Leigh of Soldotna. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

SAINT PAUL ISLAND CEMETERY
HAPOFF Vera Lillian Hapoff
Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 6, 1999, Alaska

Unsolved homicide victim. Vera Hapoff, 25 - found drowned in the Ship Creek (Anchorage) fish ladder June 6, 1999.

MERCULIEF Alexay J. "Adax" Merculief, Sr.
Birth: Aug. 4, 1924 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Jun. 17, 2008 Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Daily News June 19, 2008

Lifelong Alaskan Alexay "Adax" Merculief Sr., 83, died peacefully of natural causes June 17, 2008, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A visitation was held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. A funeral was at the Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church on St. Paul Island.

Alexay "Adax" (pronounced Athaa) was born Aug. 4, 1924, on St. George Island to John and Sarah (Lekanof) Merculief. He served three years in the U.S. Army and had worked in many capacities throughout his life on both St. George and St. Paul. While interned to Funter Bay during World War II during the evacuation of the Pribilof Islands, he worked as a cook in Juneau. Alexay and Mary Lou Prokopiof married March 4, 1951, and together raised nine children. He and his family moved to St. Paul in 1966. Alexay and a friend were presented with the Valor Award in Washington, D.C., on July 15, 1965, for rescuing a schoolteacher and a doctor from the bottom of a cliff in St. George. Most will remember him working in the butcher shop in St. Paul for many years. He has also worked as a sealer/blubberer, police officer, store clerk, fueler and power plant operator. He semi-retired from the federal government in 1966 and worked various jobs until he fully retired in 1983. Alexay was a devoted Russian Orthodox Christian and loved to fish, hunt and play volleyball in his early years. He loved music and played many instruments. He enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with his family. "His children and grandchildren were the sparkle in his eye," his family recalled. "Alexay spent the last few years battling numerous health issues, but through it all, we never heard him complain or express any negativity. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile or song for all who knew him. Alexay was loved dearly by his family and was a hero for the strength and endurance he demonstrated throughout his life. He will be greatly missed."

Alexay is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Merculief of St. Paul; daughter, Janet Bourdukofsky of Anchorage; son, Jacob Merculief of St. Paul; daughter, Serafima Lestenkof of St. Paul; daughter, Joann Salenski of Sitka; son and daughter-in-law, Alexay Jr. and Katherine Merculief of Whittier; daughter, Patricia Merculief-Booth of Anchorage; son and his significant other, Laurence "Ron" Merculief and Caroline Nuglene of Anchorage; son, Michael Chercasen of St. George; sister, Nina Lestenkof of St. George; 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Stefan Merculief; brothers, Esiah, John and Nikander; and sisters, Lubova, Fervonia and Mauza Williams, Anna Mallette, Mariamna Krukoff and Mary Jane Merculief. Visit the online memorial at legacy.com

MERCULIEF Terenty J. Merculief
Birth: Apr. 1, 1926 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Jan. 18, 2000 Saint George, Alaska

Anchorage Daily News January 29, 2000

Lifelong Alaskan Terenty J. Merculief, 73, died of natural causes Jan. 18, 2000, at the medical clinic on St. George Island. Born April 1, 1926, on St. George Island, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 16. He served in the Territorial Guard from 1942 until 1947. He was employed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for 42 years before retiring. Mr. Merculief was a dedicated member of the Russian Orthodox Church on St. George Island. He was honored with the Bishop's Award for his service to the church. He also served as a starosta (lay leader), and kept the church clean and beautifully decorated.

Mr. Terenty is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Ernest Demoski of Eagle River, Ruby and Warren Mitvitnikoff of Valdez, Lida Merculief, and Luanne and Phil Tuttle, all of Anchorage, and Lorene Bristol of St. George Island; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Piama Merculief of St. Paul Island, Terenty Merculief of Sitka, Alexis and Gladys Merculief of St. Paul Island; 37 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Merculief, on Aug. 3, 1997; and his son, Theodosy Merculief in November 1977.

SHANE Walter Edward Shane
Birth: Jul. 28, 1961 St. George Island, Alaska
Death: Aug. 3, 2010 Anchorage Alaska

Anchorage resident Walter Edward Shane, 49, died Aug. 3, 2010, at the Alaska Native Medical Center, surrounded by his wife of 27 years, daughter and son-in-law, siblings and extended family members.

A lifelong Alaskan, Mr. Shane was born July 28, 1961, on St. George Island to William and Martha Shane and raised on St. Paul Island.

A funeral and burial will take place today on St. Paul Island at the Saint Peter and Paul Church, officiated by the Rev. Maxim Isaac. Mr. Shane was one of the first Village Public Safety Officers to graduate in the 1980s and later was trained to become a police officer. He was also a board member of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association. His family said, "Walter was a very committed, faithful individual to the Russian Orthodox Church and maintained extremely strong family values."

He is survived by his wife, Julie Shane; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Vladimer Krukoff of Anchorage; brothers, Benjamin Shane of St. Paul, John Shane of Anchorage, William Shane Jr. of Anchorage, Nikander Shane of Adak, Frank Shane of St. Paul, David Shane of Anchorage and Mike Shane of Kenai; sisters, Mable Kochutin of Wasilla, Diane Krukoff of Adak, Anna Lestenkof of St. Paul and Dorothy Andrews of New York; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Mr. Shane was preceded in death by his parents, William and Martha Shane; and sisters Sarafima Shane, Katherine Dunton and Erena Haynes.

Published in adn.com from August 6 to August 7, 2010

   
UNALASKA - DUTCH HARBOR
ACKELSON Beverly Jeanne Ackelson
Birth: May 14, 1933 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: May 14, 1933 Unalaska, Alaska

Infant daughter of Homer Elton ACKELSON (1907-1979) & his wife Lola Elizabeth KEYS (1908-1998).

ANDERSEN Andrew Andersen
Birth: Jan. 24, 1874
Death: Dec. 31, 1934

His black marble tablestone is inscribed:
ANDREW ANDERSEN
JAN. 24, 1824
DEC. 31, 1934

ANDRAE Ida Andrae
Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 19, 1920, Unalaska, Alaska

The wooden graver marker is hand-carved with the following:
Ida. Andrae.
Died Dec. 19, 1920.
Age. 14.

CHOATE Rufus Edward Choate
Birth: Aug. 12, 1912, Ancho, Lincoln County NM
Death: May 16, 1966 Unalaska, Alaska

The son of Edward Rufus CHOATE (~1876-??) & his wife Blanche MYLER (~1883-??), Rufus Edward CHOATE (1912-1966), his wife Alice R. KELSEY (1916-1992) and three children cattle ranched the Unalaska Valley

CHRISTIANSEN Carl Jarnes Christiansen
Birth: 1877, Norway
Death: 1903, USA

This hand-carved, wooden monument has broken off so the last line is partially lost:
CARL JARNES
CHRISTIANSEN
NORWAY
BORN 1877
DIED O[missing] [missing]903

CRAIG Lance Carter Craig
Birth: Jun. 12, 1948
Death: Jan. 2, 1967 Unalaska, Alaska

Lance Carter CRAIG (1948-1967), son of Ba'h'ai missionaries Frank Gordon CRAIG (n.d.) & his wife Ruth A. ABBOTT (n.d.), was fatally shot near his home in Captain's Bay.

DENNEHY Hugh Dennehy
Birth: unknown, Ireland
Death: Mar., 1925 Chernofski, Alaska

Ranch manager, stockman, and sheep raiser, Hugh DENNEHY (~1888-1925) succumbed to the elements after becoming lost in the fog near Chernofski Sheep Ranch on Unalaska Island. His dog lead rescuers to his body which was taken to Unalaska for burial. Read the Valdez Miner 03-21-1925:2 for more details.

DEVOLL

Capt. David F. Devoll
Born in Dartmouth, MA, USA April 29, 1847?
Died at sea April 13, 1903

DUSKIN Austinia Duskin
Birth: Oct. 18, 1895
Death: Jun. 16, 1909

Her hand-carved, wooden monument reads:
AUSTINIA
DUSKIN
BORN
OCT. 18, 1895
DIED
JUNE 16, 1909

EDGETT

Captain William H. Edgett
1848 - 1898(or 1893?)
Montauk Lodge No. 286 ..
Brooklyn N.....
Mason Symbol

FOX Gardner Fox
Birth: Aug. 17, 1889
Death: Apr. 6, 1941
Unalaska, Alaska

Rest in Peace
Buried in the Russian Cemetery, Unalaska, Alaska, Courtesy of Michael Livingston

FULKS Carrie Eugenia (HEWITZ) Fulks
Birth: Jul. 21, 1905
Death: Apr. 22, 1938
Unalaska
Aleutians West Census Area
Alaska, USA

Wife of navy radio operator Paul FULKS (b. ~1904 in Mississippi), Carrie Eugenia (HEWITZ) FULKS (1905-1938) was the mother of daughters Teeda and Mary Ann.

GI?LING

James Read Girling or Ginling
of ??sior Suffolk England who died on the 23rd of Oct. 1899 on the voyage home from Nome City [Alaska].
Cannot read the rest

GROMOFF V. Rev. Ishmael Gromoff, June 30-1924 - June 6, 1993, photo
GUITARD Lynn M. Guitard
Birth: Dec. 29, 1936
Death: Dec., 1976
Unalaska
Aleutians West Census Area
Alaska, USA

His gray-pink marble headstone reads:
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
LYNN GUITARD
1936 - 1976

HALL Edwin E. Hall
Birth: 1873, Winthrop, MA
Death: 1899 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska, USA

Edwin E. Hall
of Winthrop, Mass
1873 ~ 1899

HANSEN Andrew Hansen
Birth: Jul. 19, 1903
Death: Aug. 29, 1908

The following is hand-carved on a wooden cross:
ANDREW HANSEN
BORN JULY 19, 1903
DIED AUG 28, 1908

HANSEN Seraphim Hansen
Birth: Jul., 1897
Unalaska
Aleutians West Census Area
Alaska, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1903

Orphan child of Creole of Iliuliuk George Petrov HANSON (1874-1902) and his wife Maria Ivanevna SCHEPETIN (1879-1901), an Aleut of Iliuliuk. The hand-carved, wooden marker is inscribed:
SERAPHIM
HANSEN
AGE 5 YRS
DIED
MAR 18, 1903

JOHANSON Birth: 1867, Sweden
Death: Sep. 24, 1906

In Memory of Axel E. Johanson
Coxswain U.S.R.N. Bear
Born in Sweden 1876
Died at Unalaska Sept. 24, 1906
(I think this is accurate; difficult to read.)

KASHEVAROF Flora Louise Kashevarof
Birth: Sep. 26, 1908 Burlington, VT
Death: Mar. 11, 1914 Unalaska, Alaska

Eldest child of Peter Petrovich KASHEVAROF (1885-1919) and his wife Elizabeth Caroline "Eliza" GOULD (1889-1986). Her father who died in the Spanish Flu Epidemic is buried near by. Her white marble stone reads:
Flora L. Kashevarof
Born 1908 - Died 1914
In after times we'll remember

KASHEVAROF Peter Petrovich Kashevarof
Birth: Jul. 7, 1885, Belkofski Alaska
Death: Jun. 2, 1919 Unalaska, Alaska

The son of V. Rev. Peter Petrov KASHEVAROF (1857-1930) & his wife Anna Tikhonova IVANOV (1865-1920), Peter Petrovich KASHEVAROFF (1885-1919) married Elizabeth Caroline "Eliza" GOULD (1889-1986), daughter of sea otter hunter and gold miner Robert Ronald GOULD Sr. (1854-1898) and his second wife Irene Isaakova "Nellie" HUBLEY (1870-1922). His gray marble stone reads:
In memory of President of Elliluk Club

PETER KASHEVAROF
Born July 7, 1885
Died June 2, 1919
at Unalaska, Alaska

KRUKOFF Mariamna "Maryann" Krukoff
Birth: Mar. 2, 1932
Death: Mar. 3, 1992

Anchorage Daily News March 13, 1992
Unalaska resident and homemaker Mariamna "Maryann" Krukoff, 60, died March 3 in Unalaska. A funeral and burial were held March 6 at the Russian Orthodox Church in Unalaska with Protodeacon Pletnikoff officiating.

Mrs. Krukoff was born March 2, 1932, at St. George Island. She moved to Unalaska in 1958. She was a survivor of the World War II Internment in 1942 and was relocated to Funter Bay during the war. According to her family, she was a world famous Russian fried bread maker. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and others, taking care of those who needed help, and was friendly toward everyone.

Mrs. Krukoff is survived by her husband, Sergie of Unalaska; her brother, Alexay Merculief of St. Paul; her sisters, Mary Jane Merculief and Nina Lestenkoff, of St. George, and Mauza Williams and Anna Millette, of Seattle; her daughters; Sarah Merculief of St. George, Brenda Tellman, Janice, Martha and Marilyn, all of Unalaska; her sons, Joseph Melovidov of Maine, Chris Melovidov of St. Paul, George, Isiah, Robert and Vladimer Krukoff, all of Unalaska; and 11 grandchildren.

LaVIGNE Mary (PROKOPIUFF) LaVIGNE
Birth: Apr. 14, 1875
Death: Jun. 3, 1919, Unalaska, Alaska

Renowned basket maker Mary (PROKOPIUFF) LaVIGNE (1875-1919) was born in Attu and died of the Spanish Flu while a weaving teacher at the Jesse Lee Home in Unalaska. Her husband Louis LaVIGNE (b. Jun 1864 in Michigan) had come to Alaska in search of gold and ended up a fox farmer and barber.

LINDAUER Jacqueline Shelly Lindauer
Birth: 24 November 1932
Death: Apr. 13, 1992, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Daily News April 14, 1992
Publisher Jacqueline Lindauer died April 13 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 54. A service was held at First Presbyterian Church, 616 W. 10th Ave., with Father Nicholas Harris of St. Innocence Cathedral officiating.

Mrs. Lindauer was editor and publisher of the Aleutian Eagle and the Alaska Commercial Fisherman. With her husband, John, she co-founded a number of weekly newspapers in Alaska, including the Barrow Sun, the Valdez Pioneer, Bristol Bay News, Borough Post, Bethel Village Voice and the East Aleutians Advocate. Before arriving in Alaska in 1976, Mrs. Lindauer was a high school teacher and college professor in California where she wrote several books about business communications. While her husband was chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, she was credited with helping add scores of lower division and graduate courses, and helped develop a number of student activities including the Great Alaska (basketball) Shootout. She selected the "Seawolves" name and logo. After leaving the university in 1978, she became special assistant to the general manager of the Alaska Railroad. She started Alaska Railroad Week to commemorate the founding of the railroad. She later joined her husband in managing the Alaska Radio Network, which included stations in Valdez, Kenai, Cordova, Seward and Anchorage. She was primarily associated with the Anchorage station, where she said she lost whatever innocence she had left after the university, and where she had an all-woman board of directors notorious among its members for its meetings, said a family member. Mrs. Lindauer was a past president of the Anchorage Arts Council, a longtime member of the Anchorage Museum Association and executive director of Common Sense for Alaska. She spent years in what became a successful fight to win reparations for Aleuts displaced during World War II. Because of her efforts, the Russian Orthodox archbishop wrote a public letter a few years ago identifying her as "one of God's chosen few."

Owner/editor of the "Aleutian Eagle," Jackie was supportive of historical, social, and culture projects in the Aleutians. After her death her widow John H. LINDAUER (b. 20 Nov 1937) would remarry and unsuccessfully run for Alaska governor. Her monument reads:
Jacqueline Shelly Lindauer
1937 -- 1992
Gracious Lady
Wife and Mother
Author, Editor and Public Servant

Mrs. Lindauer is survived by her husband of 32 years, John; her children, John and Susan; her father, James Shelly of Arizona; her brother, Jim, and sister, Susan; and her cousins by birth and marriage, including Secretary of Transportation Andrew Card and presidential counselor Ron Coughman. At her request, she was buried in the cemetery of the Unalaska Russian Orthodox Church.

McBROWN J. McBrown
Birth: 1841
Death: 1900

A hand-carved, wooden monument marks this grave. A Masonic emblem is found above this inscription:
J. McBROWN
1841 -- 1900

MOLLER Charles "Carl" Moller
Birth: Oct. 24, 1881, Norway
Death: Mar. 25, 1953 Unalaska, Alaska

A herring fisher from Fredrickstad, Norway, Charles "Carl" MOLLER (1881-1953) married Alice Xenia DENISOF (1914-1993), an Aleut of Kashega born to John A. DENISOFF (1874-??) & his wife Ekaterina I. BORENIN (1881-1909)..

MORAN W. J. Moran
Birth: Apr. 16, 1860
Death: Aug. 22, 1932

This red granite tablet is engraved:
W. J. MORAN
APR. 16, 1860
AUG. 22, 1932

MU (ILLEGIBLE) Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 23, 1898

A hand-carved wooden plank, roughly carved:
T. H. MU(illegible)
July 23
1898

NEDERIZOFF Augusta Nederizoff
Birth: unknown
Death: Mar., 1901

The inscription on this worn, somewhat eroded wooden marker reads:
AUGUSTA
NEDERIZOFF
AGE 10 YRS
DIED
MAR [illegible, possibly 7 or 17], 1901

NEFZEROF Katherine Nefzerof
Birth: Dec. 9, 1902
Death: unknown

This wooden marker is neatly inscribed:
KATHERINE
NEFZEROF
BORN
DEC. 9. 1902
DIED
[illegible] 19[illegible]

NEFZEROF Pology Nefzerof
Birth: Sep. 2, 1901
Death: Mar. 14, 1910

This neatly enscribed wooden marker reads:
POLOGY
NEFZEROF
BORN
SEPT 21, 1901
DIED
MAR 14, 1910

NUTBEEM Albert Nutbeem
Birth: unknown, England
Death: Sep. 17, 1901 Unalaska, Alaska

This substantial wooden marker is hand-carved to read:
Albert Nutbeem
Age 28 yrs.
Born in England
Died at
Unalaska
Sept. 17, 1901.

Below the surface line the following is painted:
By
Fred Chipitnoi
Painter

OLIVER Fred W. Oliver
Birth: 1887 Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 7, 1935 Unalaska , Alaska

Husband of Ethel Gertrude McLAIN (n.d.), Fred W. OLIVER (1887-1935) was born in London, England to Frederick William OLIVER (n.d.) & Jane MILLS (n.d.). At the time of his death he was a quarter master for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries which later merged with the Bureau of Biological Survey to become the Fish and Wildlife Service.

ORCHIDEN Titiana Orchiden
Birth: Jan., 1892 Morzhovoi, Alaska
Death: Jan. 5, 1907

Titiana Orchiden (1892-1907) was the daughter of Ismael A. OCHEREDIN (1862-1900) and his second wife Elisavieta SVININ (1852-??). Her wooden marker was deeply and uniformly carved:
TITIANA
ORCHIDEN
AGE 1_ YRS
DIED
JAN. 5, 1907

PETERSON Nickoli Charles Peterson
Birth: Oct. 24, 1899 Morzhovoi, Alaska
Death: Nov. 3, 1972 Unalaska, Alaska

Son of Charles A. PETERSON (1861-<1930) and his wife Martha [KUKANIN] OCHEREDIN (1871-??), Nick was raised at the Unalaska Jesse Lee Home and spent his later years at his cabin in Captain's Bay. His gray granite footstone reads:
NICKOLI CHARLES
PETERSON
1898 - 1972

REPIN Logan Pavlovich Repin
Birth: Oct. 29, 1870 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: Aug. 11, 1920

Logan Pavlovich REPIN (1870-1920), son of Russian Paul Aleksandrov REPIN (1836-1897) & his wife Calista SEREBRENNIKOV (??-~1908) of Unalaska, was survived by his second wife Anastacie L. (EVANOFF) DIAKANOFF (1878-1946) who provided his gravestone:
IN MEMORY OF
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
LOGAN P. REPIN
OCT 28, 1870
AUG 11, 1920

A Creole of Unalaska, Logan was for many years the local undertaker.

ROBINSON Lawerence Verne Robinson
Birth: Jun. 20, 1904 Aspen, Pitkin County CO
Death: Mar. 25, 1987 Unalaska, Alaska
SEPOSNIKOV Vasili Seposnikov
Birth: Apr. 24, 1888
Death: Apr. 22, 1902

Vasili SEPOSNEKOF (1888-1902) was the son of Feris SHAPSNIKOFF (1861-1888) & his wife Maria Kirkevna PETUKHOV (1863-1900). His wooden marker is carved to read:
VASILI
SEPSNEKOV
AGE 14 YRS
DIED
APR 28, 1902

SHAPSNIKOFF Michael L Shapsnikoff
Birth: Mar. 10, 1959 Anchorage, Alaska
Death: Apr. 25, 2010 Unalaska, Alaska

Michael L. Shapsnikoff, 51, died April 25, 2010, at home in Unalaska.

A service was held April 29 at Holy Ascension Orthodox Cathedral in Unalaska and burial was in Dutch Harbor at the family's fish camp. Michael was born March 10, 1959, in Anchorage to Gregory Shapsnikoff Sr. and Marina I. (Galaktionoff) Shapsnikoff. He was raised in Unalaska. Michael was employed with the Ounalashka Corp. He was a shareholder of the Aleut Corp. and the Ounalashka Corp. Michael enjoyed his family and was especially proud to be a grandfather. He was talented with woodworking and the family cherishes the beautiful frames he handcrafted for them. Michael also enjoyed video games, cruising in his truck, basketball and time spent with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Robert Shapsnikoff. Michael is survived by his son, Michael L. Shapsnikoff Jr., of Washington; siblings, Caroline Williams, Gregory Shapsnikoff Jr., Kenneth Shapsnikoff and Shirley Ann Shapsnikoff; nieces and nephews, Jose (Pancho) Lopez Jr. and Victoria (Victor) Davis, Adam Shapsnikoff Sr., Jonathon Gustafson and Ariel Gustafson; great-nieces and -nephews, Jazzmyne and Marina Shapsnikoff, Kiana, Kayla and Max Lopez, and Adam Shapsnikoff Jr., all of Alaska; a granddaughter, Alissia Shapsnikoff of Washington; uncles, Nick Lekanoff and family of Unalaska, and Nick Galaktionoff Sr.; and cousins, Vincent Tutiakoff and family, Burt Lekanoff, Boris Galaktionoff; and many others too numerous to mention. The family would like to thank Aleutian Pribilof Islands Assn. for assistance with travel arrangements. Special thanks to Dimitri and Natalie with APIA. Thank you to Piama Oleyer for coordinating on behalf of the family with APIA; Ounalashka Corp. maintenance department Tim, Burt and Emil Jr. for all the help; and John and AnnaJean Bereskin, Cathy Dirks, Sharon Livingston and Jenny Lekanoff for the personal care given to Michael. Thank you to Vincent Tutiakoff, Andy Jacobson and Mary Turnpaugh. Last, thank you to the community of Unalaska for all the love and support shown to the family through this difficult time.

One last thing Michael would want all his friends and especially his family to know is, "Love you more."

Published in adn.com from May 28 to May 30, 2010

SHEMAKENSKY Alexandra Shemakensky
Birth: Apr. 16, 1899
Death: Mar. 14, 1901 Unalaska, Alaska

Alexandra SHEMAKENSKY (1899-1901) was the infant daughter of Zakharii SHEMIAKINSKII (1865-??) & his wife Priskilla KRUKOVE (1876-1900), both of Unalaska. Her wooden marker reads:
ALEXANDRA
SHEMAKENSKY
AGE 2 YEARS
DIED
MAR 14, 1901

SNIGEROF Austinia Snigerof
Birth: Jan. 7, 1900
Death: Nov. 7, 1905

Austinia SNIGEROF (1900-1905) was the daughter of Isedor F. SNIGAROFF (1857-??) & his wife Zinovia Mitrofaniev SOKOLNIKOF (1863-1900), both of Atka. Her wooden grave marked is neatly hand-carved and reads:
AUSTINIA
SNIGEROF
BORN SEP 21, 1906
DIED
NOV 7, 1905

STORRS Robert ""Bobby"" Storrs
Birth: Jun. 7, 1948 Poughkeepsie, NY
Death: Mar. 21, 2005 Unalaska, Alaska

Captain Bobby Storrs moved to Unalaska around 1978 and was well known fisherman and well liked for his bright smile and warm personality.

WARD Patrick Michael Ward
Birth: Nov. 7, 1984
Death: Sep. 2, 1989

Patrick Michael WARD (1984-1989) was the son of Alaska Department of Fish & Game employee Mike WARD and his wife Eileen. His bronze marker is inscribed:
Patrick Michael Ward
BELOVED SON
NOV. 7, 1984 SEPT. 2, 1989
WE MISS YOU

WRIGHT Emily Mae Dyakanoff Wright
Birth: Jan. 29, 1933
Death: Nov. 12, 1996

Anchorage Daily News November 18, 1996
Emily Mae Wright, 63, died Nov. 12, 1996, at her North Pole home of natural causes. There was a service at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 8th and E Street. There was also a visitation one hour prior to the service. Additional services were held in Unalaska with burial in the Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Unalaska.

Mrs. Wright was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Unalaska, and grew up in Ikatan. In 1945, she returned to Unalaska; and after marrying, she moved to Texas in 1951. Mrs. Wright was a homemaker, and a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. She was also a member of the Aleut Corporation. She was an avid reader, rock collector, and especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Her family said, ''She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was interested in tradition crafts, especially cooking native foods.''

Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband, Harvey Wright of Zavalla, Texas; children, Donna Wright Dowdy of Houston, Texas, Beverly Morris of Santa Fe, N.M., Harvey Wright Jr. of North Pole, Terry Van Damme of Rockwood, Penn., Candace Beery of Anchorage, Billy Wright of Colorado City, Texas, Mike Wright of Boswell, Penn.; brothers, Cecil Dyakanoff of Juneau, and Walter Dyakanoff of Unalaska; 15 grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her father, William Dyakanoff and her mother Lucy Berikoff-Dyakanoff; and her brothers, John, Arnold, Michael and Andrew Dyakanoff. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 8th and E Street.

YATCHMENOFF Nellie Yatchmenoff
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown
YATCHMENOFF Peter Yatchmenoff
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown
Grave has a Russian Orthodox Cross

 

 

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