Birth: Mar. 6, 1926
Death: May 28, 1928 Atka, Alaska
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).
Birth: Jun. 2, 1927 Atka, Alaska
Death: Feb. 27, 1928 Atka, Alaska
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).
- HOLTZ BAY CEMETERY
- LITTLE FALLS CEMETERY
BAY - TROUT CREEK CEMETERY
Birth: Jul. 17, 1963
Aleutians East Borough
Death: Jul. 17, 1963
Aleutians East Borough
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.
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).
dad, Bob Livingston, recalled that the infant was the child of a
fishing family from False Pass. Courtesy of Michael Livingston
"ANNA" E. DONALDSON LIVINGSTON
Dec. 12, 1929
Death: Aug. 31, 1981
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".
was born Annabelle E. Donaldson in the tiny Alaska town of Ellamar
in Prince William Sound, and lived in Tatitlek and Cordova.
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".
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.
see www.annalivingstonmemorial.com for more information. Courtesy
of Michael Livingston
P. "Vanner" Vanner Verenich, Xenia P. "Vanner"
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
Birth: Sep. 19, 1878 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: Mar. 6, 1947 Nikolski, Alaska
Sep. 17, 1901 Nikolski, Alaska, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1989
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
Birth: Apr. 27, 1923, Nikolski, Alaska, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1990 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Birth: Jan. 3, 1934
Death: Nov. 15, 1991
Daily News November 17, 1991
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.
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.
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.
"Chip" Lestenkoff, III
Birth: May 28, 1974
Death: Jul. 19, 1992
Daily News July 21, 1992
'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.
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."
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.
Birth: Oct. 19, 1932 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Sep. 1, 1998 Anchorage, Alaska
Daily News September 4, 1998
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.
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.''
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
PAUL ISLAND CEMETERY
Death: Jun. 6, 1999, Alaska
homicide victim. Vera Hapoff, 25 - found drowned in the Ship Creek
(Anchorage) fish ladder June 6, 1999.
J. "Adax" Merculief, Sr.
Birth: Aug. 4, 1924 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Jun. 17, 2008 Anchorage, Alaska
Daily News June 19, 2008
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.
"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."
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
Birth: Apr. 1, 1926 Saint George, Alaska
Death: Jan. 18, 2000 Saint George, Alaska
Daily News January 29, 2000
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.
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.
Birth: Jul. 28, 1961 St. George Island, Alaska
Death: Aug. 3, 2010 Anchorage Alaska
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.
Alaskan, Mr. Shane was born July 28, 1961, on St. George Island
to William and Martha Shane and raised on St. Paul Island.
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
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.
Shane was preceded in death by his parents, William and Martha Shane;
and sisters Sarafima Shane, Katherine Dunton and Erena Haynes.
in adn.com from August 6 to August 7, 2010
- DUTCH HARBOR
Birth: May 14, 1933 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: May 14, 1933 Unalaska, Alaska
daughter of Homer Elton ACKELSON (1907-1979) & his wife Lola
Elizabeth KEYS (1908-1998).
Birth: Jan. 24, 1874
Death: Dec. 31, 1934
black marble tablestone is inscribed:
JAN. 24, 1824
DEC. 31, 1934
Death: Dec. 19, 1920, Unalaska, Alaska
wooden graver marker is hand-carved with the following:
Died Dec. 19, 1920.
Birth: Aug. 12, 1912, Ancho, Lincoln County NM
Death: May 16, 1966 Unalaska, Alaska
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
Birth: 1877, Norway
Death: 1903, USA
hand-carved, wooden monument has broken off so the last line is
DIED O[missing] [missing]903
Birth: Jun. 12, 1948
Death: Jan. 2, 1967 Unalaska, Alaska
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.
Birth: unknown, Ireland
Death: Mar., 1925 Chernofski, Alaska
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.
David F. Devoll
in Dartmouth, MA, USA April 29, 1847?
at sea April 13, 1903
Birth: Oct. 18, 1895
Death: Jun. 16, 1909
hand-carved, wooden monument reads:
OCT. 18, 1895
JUNE 16, 1909
William H. Edgett
- 1898(or 1893?)
Lodge No. 286 ..
Birth: Aug. 17, 1889
Death: Apr. 6, 1941
Buried in the Russian Cemetery, Unalaska, Alaska, Courtesy of
Eugenia (HEWITZ) Fulks
Birth: Jul. 21, 1905
Death: Apr. 22, 1938
Aleutians West Census Area
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.
Read Girling or Ginling
??sior Suffolk England who died on the 23rd of Oct. 1899 on the
voyage home from Nome City [Alaska].
Cannot read the rest
Ishmael Gromoff, June 30-1924 - June 6, 1993, photo
Birth: Dec. 29, 1936
Death: Dec., 1976
Aleutians West Census Area
gray-pink marble headstone reads:
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
1936 - 1976
Birth: 1873, Winthrop, MA
Death: 1899 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska, USA
of Winthrop, Mass
1873 ~ 1899
Birth: Jul. 19, 1903
Death: Aug. 29, 1908
following is hand-carved on a wooden cross:
BORN JULY 19, 1903
DIED AUG 28, 1908
Birth: Jul., 1897
Aleutians West Census Area
Death: Mar. 18, 1903
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:
AGE 5 YRS
MAR 18, 1903
Death: Sep. 24, 1906
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.)
Birth: Sep. 26, 1908 Burlington, VT
Death: Mar. 11, 1914 Unalaska, Alaska
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
Flora L. Kashevarof
Born 1908 - Died 1914
In after times we'll remember
Birth: Jul. 7, 1885, Belkofski Alaska
Death: Jun. 2, 1919 Unalaska, Alaska
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
Born July 7, 1885
Died June 2, 1919
at Unalaska, Alaska
Birth: Mar. 2, 1932
Death: Mar. 3, 1992
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
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.
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.
Birth: Apr. 14, 1875
Death: Jun. 3, 1919, Unalaska, Alaska
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.
Birth: 24 November 1932
Death: Apr. 13, 1992, Anchorage, AK
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.
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."
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
Wife and Mother
Author, Editor and Public Servant
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.
wooden monument marks this grave. A Masonic emblem is found above
1841 -- 1900
Birth: Oct. 24, 1881, Norway
Death: Mar. 25, 1953 Unalaska, Alaska
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)..
Birth: Apr. 16, 1860
Death: Aug. 22, 1932
red granite tablet is engraved:
W. J. MORAN
APR. 16, 1860
AUG. 22, 1932
Death: Jul. 23, 1898
wooden plank, roughly carved:
T. H. MU(illegible)
Death: Mar., 1901
inscription on this worn, somewhat eroded wooden marker reads:
AGE 10 YRS
MAR [illegible, possibly 7 or 17], 1901
Birth: Dec. 9, 1902
wooden marker is neatly inscribed:
DEC. 9. 1902
Birth: Sep. 2, 1901
Death: Mar. 14, 1910
neatly enscribed wooden marker reads:
SEPT 21, 1901
MAR 14, 1910
Birth: unknown, England
Death: Sep. 17, 1901 Unalaska, Alaska
substantial wooden marker is hand-carved to read:
Age 28 yrs.
Born in England
Sept. 17, 1901.
the surface line the following is painted:
Birth: 1887 Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 7, 1935 Unalaska , Alaska
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.
Birth: Jan., 1892 Morzhovoi, Alaska
Death: Jan. 5, 1907
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:
AGE 1_ YRS
JAN. 5, 1907
Birth: Oct. 24, 1899 Morzhovoi, Alaska
Death: Nov. 3, 1972 Unalaska, Alaska
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:
1898 - 1972
Birth: Oct. 29, 1870 Unalaska, Alaska
Death: Aug. 11, 1920
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
of Unalaska, Logan was for many years the local undertaker.
Birth: Jun. 20, 1904 Aspen, Pitkin County CO
Death: Mar. 25, 1987 Unalaska, Alaska
Birth: Apr. 24, 1888
Death: Apr. 22, 1902
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:
AGE 14 YRS
APR 28, 1902
Birth: Mar. 10, 1959 Anchorage, Alaska
Death: Apr. 25, 2010 Unalaska, Alaska
L. Shapsnikoff, 51, died April 25, 2010, at home in Unalaska.
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
last thing Michael would want all his friends and especially his
family to know is, "Love you more."
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1899
Death: Mar. 14, 1901 Unalaska, Alaska
SHEMAKENSKY (1899-1901) was the infant daughter of Zakharii SHEMIAKINSKII
(1865-??) & his wife Priskilla KRUKOVE (1876-1900), both of
Unalaska. Her wooden marker reads:
AGE 2 YEARS
MAR 14, 1901
Birth: Jan. 7, 1900
Death: Nov. 7, 1905
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:
BORN SEP 21, 1906
NOV 7, 1905
Birth: Jun. 7, 1948 Poughkeepsie, NY
Death: Mar. 21, 2005 Unalaska, Alaska
Bobby Storrs moved to Unalaska around 1978 and was well known fisherman
and well liked for his bright smile and warm personality.
Birth: Nov. 7, 1984
Death: Sep. 2, 1989
Michael WARD (1984-1989) was the son of Alaska Department of Fish
& Game employee Mike WARD and his wife Eileen. His bronze marker
Patrick Michael Ward
NOV. 7, 1984 SEPT. 2, 1989
WE MISS YOU
Mae Dyakanoff Wright
Birth: Jan. 29, 1933
Death: Nov. 12, 1996
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.
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.''
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.
Grave has a Russian Orthodox Cross