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Oliver T. Farnum, early Juneau resident who had a placer claim on the flats below Distin Avenue. Farnum died at Juneau on September 26, 1908. Distin Avenue - a short residential street branching of Indian Street in the central part of Juneau. Named for General William Langmead Distin, Surveyor- General of Alaska 1897-1913. The street was first named Farnum Street for Oliver T. Farnum and the name of the street was changed to Distin Avenue by resolution of the City Council on September 5, 1913.


Jimmie, Jennie and Helen Fox, Native of Douglas, No date is available for any birth, Mrs. Jennie Fox died on December 24, 1918, Helen Fox (daughter) died on December 28, 1918. Jennie was reportedly the daughter of "Taku Jack" Keen. Jimmie Fox was the best known and respected Native on Douglas Island. When Chief Aanalahaash (Anna-Cla-Ash) died, Jimmie Fox, who was his nephew, became chief of the Taku Tribe. His title was Chief Aanalahaash II. Both mother (Jennie) and daughter (Helen) died of influenza. They are buried in the Douglas Native Cemetery.

 

 
 

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