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GUIDE TO PERSONAL NAMES IN THE ALASKA SEARCHLIGHT

1894-1898

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This index was created from a handwritten card file of personal names. Names include companies and business names.   Seven issues were discovered and microfilmed during the Alaska Newspaper Project (1992-1998)  that were not included in this index.  Approximately thirteen issues are believed to be still missing.  [AKNP splices are 1895: Nov 16;  1896: Mar 28, Apr 25, May 2, 30, Nov 7;  1897: Oct 9.   Still missing are 1897: Jan 23, Feb 20, Mr 13, Apr 17, Jun 19, Aug 7, Sep 11, Dec 25;  1898: Jan-Feb 5]
Sah-koo-yeh 94/12/17 94/12/17 2 2 409: Mayhem 410: Assault with dangerous weapon
Sanders, George 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/7 11 11 12 Ad., painter and decorator Our advertisers Ad., painter and decorator
Sandstone, O.L. 95/1/14 5 Patent to Juneau townsite. Mining patent vs. townsite patent.
Saunders, Henry 97/5/29 4 Obituary
Sawyer, Etta 96/2/22 9 Obituary
Scarth, M.B. 94/12/17 94/12/24 7 5 On survey party for Takou (Taku) route to headwaters of the Yukon Left Juneau to survey Takou (Taku) Pass
Schell, Hiram and Mrs. 94/12/17 94/12/24 2 12 Larceny Mrs. arrived Juneau on steamer Mexico
Schumacher, Emil 95/1/21 8 In accident in Seattle
Schwatka, Lieutenant 94/12/24 11 Leader of expeditions
Scott, George 95/1/28 6 Arrived from Berner’s Bay on Rustler
Scovel, Sylvester 97/11/6 1 Drafts paid
Seebohm, Henry 95/1/14 95/1/21 6 2 Wrote article “Arctic Slope” Wrote article “Arctic Slope”
Selix, J. 95/1/14 10 Attended masquerade in costume
Shake (Indian boy) 95/12/7 4 Boy declared innocent in trial for murder
Shakes (Indian Chief) 95/2/4 95/2/11 95/10/12 1-2 2-3 4 Takou (Taku) Potlatch, part I Takou (Taku) Potlatch, part II Chief Shakes to give potlatch at Wrangel. Canoes are “Brown Bear” and “Blackfish”
Shak-Wa-Naghk 95/8/17 5 Obituary
Shannon, George 95/1/14 7 Junior vice-commander, Post No. 36 GAR
Sheakley, James (Governor) 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/2/18 95/2/25 95/11/30 96/1/4 4 6 8 9 2-7 4 4 10 Vice-president trans-Mississippi Congress Annual report In Washington D.C. to pass legislation for Alaska Needed legislation for Alaska (editorial) Legislation for Alaska (proposed) Editorial regarding mail routes “He would not pay the note”, Governor deals with a case involving George Snow’s debt to an Indian Governor’s report on churches’ and missions’ locations and accomplishments, etc.
Sheets, Annie, Miss 95/1/7 6 Assisted Reverend and Mrs. Warner at tea
Shelp, Archie 94/12/17 2 427, 429: Carrying on liquor business without paying tax
Shergen, William 95/1/28 9 Going to Juneau to start Russian bath house
Shoo-ah-teen 95/2/4 2 Wife of chief, presides over Takou (Taku) Potlatch feast
Shotter, Maggie 94/12/24 5 Duet, Christmas program
Shumakoff, Constantine 95/3/4 11 Obituary
Shu-tla, Anna 96/2/1 12 Obituary
Sing, Sam 94/12/17 95/1/28 3 9 Unlawfully selling liquor Opened restaurant next door to post office
Skun-doo-ooh 94/12/17 2 Convicted of manslaughter
Slater, J.S. 94/12/17 95/1/7 7 Played Santa Claus Nominated for membership in literary club as charter member
Smith, B.M. 94/12/24 95/1/28 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/21 95/1/14 95/1/21 11 7 3 12 12 7 9 Alaska representative, General Electric Company Sang at club Charter member literary club Ad., Agent at Juneau General Electric Company (2 entries) Foreman, Company No. 2, Fire Association Trouble, power system Collector for Electric Light Company
Smith, James 94/12/24 95/1/28 8 6 Came in from Windfall Creek. Work on quartz claim Quartz claim on Schultz Gulch
Smith, T., Mr. and Mrs. 94/12/24 12 Passenger on Chilkat for Juneau
Sokoloff, Alexis, Reverend 95/3/11 4-5 Sitka and the Kaloski. Brings icon
Soper, T.D. 95/1/14 8 Passenger on Rustler
Spence, John 95/1/21 95/1/28 9 1 On committee for banquet and ball, Douglas Piper at Burns (i.e. Robert Burns) birthday party
St. Cyr, George 94/12/17 94/12/24 7 5 On survey party for Takou (Taku) route to headwaters of Yukon arrived on steamer Mexico Left Juneau to survey Takou (Taku) Pass
Stanton, William 95/1/21 8 In from prospecting on Admiralty Island
Starr, Philip 94/12/17 94/12/17 94/12/24 2 3 7 Carrying on liquor business without paying tax Administrator of estate of R. Dixon Sold ½ of lot 2 bk. 12 Charles Doty
Startsoff, Peter 94/12/17 2 Carrying on liquor business without paying tax
Stellar, George 94/12/17 3 Action to recover mining claims
Stelling, J. 95/1/14 9 Arrived Juneau on Chilkat
Steltz, Louis 95/1/21 8 In from prospecting trip
Stewart, Harry 95/5/6 5 Obituary
Straven and Laughlin 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 95/1/14 95/1/21 12 11 9 7 7 Ad., machine and steam fitting shop Ad., machine and steam fitting shop Ad., machine and steam fitting shop Ad., machine and steam fitting shop Ad., machine and steam fitting shop
Straven, T.B. 95/1/21 12 Hydrant man, Fire Association
Stubbins, William 94/12/17 8 In charge of social dance
Sullivan, Roman and Mrs. 95/1/21 95/1/28 10 9 Mrs. at masquerade ball Arrived from Juneau to visit Sitka
Swanson, Oscar 94/12/17 2 Unlawfully selling liquor
Swineford, Alfred P. 95/6/1 95/7/6 1 6 Ex-Governor Swineford visits Alaska (photo and list of his accomplishments) Ex-Governor Swineford and Juneau townsite controversy, editorial
Swineford, C.A. 95/2/18 9 Obituary
Sylvers, Nick 94/12/17 9 Visited Hoonah hot springs
Sylvestor, E.O. 94/12/17 95/1/28 95/1/7 6 7 3 Editor and proprietor of the Alaska Searchlight Recitation Elected secretary of literary club and is a charter member
Tah-ka (Indian chief) 95/2/4 95/2/11 1-2 2-3 Takou (Taku) Potlatch, part I Takou (Taku) Potlatch, part II
Take 95/11/30 3 His Life to Pay the Penalty; account of murder
Tak-ke 94/12/17 2 Convicted of murder
Takooch, Annie 95/1/7 6 Married William H. Paddock
Takou (Taku) Mining and Milling Company 94/12/17 8 U.S. Marshal’s sale
Taksha 95/11/30 3 Wife of Take in His Life to Pay the Penalty
Talbot, Arthur 95/6/29 5 Obituary
Tam-Tam 95/1/7 6 Native died eating porcupine
Taylor, Lytton, U.S. District Attorney, and Mrs. 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/21 5 4 8 8 12 Advice for trying cases Accountant, Porter and Meyer Mr. and Mrs. to Tennessee. Child ill Mr. arrived back in Juneau on Mexico Absent from office
Theakston, A.K., Dr. 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/21 3 7 7 Chosen for membership in literary club. Charter member To devote full time to profession Moved to new offices
Thomas, Arthur 94/12/24 12 Arrived in Juneau on steamer Mexico
Thompson, James 97/7/10 7 Obituary
Thoney, J. 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 95/1/28 95/1/7 95/1/21 11 9 11 7 12 6 Pleased to meet friends at the “Club” Ad., The Club Ad., The Club Ad., The Club Ad., The Club Ad., The Club
Thorne and Wallartd 94/12/17 2 421: Unlawfully selling liquor
Thorp, Edward 97/3/27 1 Takes 200 cattle to Yukon for beef
Thorp, Willis, and Mrs. 94/12/24 95/1/21 95/1/28 12 12 9 Arrived in Juneau on steamer Mexico Returned to Juneau on steamer Mexico S.M. Graff is bookkeeper for W. Thorp
Three-Fingered Charlie 95/11/30 95/11/30 3 6 His life to pay the penalty; aka Tla-koo-yel-lee Editorial on the trial of Three-Fingered Charlie
Thurman, H. Van F. 95/1/21 5 Writer for the “Mining Review”
Tibbits, C.E. and Mrs. 95/1/28 95/1/14 7 10 Dissolution of partnership with Thomas Fisher Mrs. at masquerade in costume
Timmins, Jack 94/12/24 5 Recitation at Christmas program
Timmins, John 94/12/17 6 Business manager of the “Alaska Searchlight”
Timmins, Mrs. John 94/12/24 5 Attended Christmas program at St. Ann’s
Tla-koo-yel-lee 94/12/17 3 Found guilty of murder; also known as Three-Fingered Charlie
Toomey, Mike 94/12/17 94/12/17 2 2 Convicted of selling liquor to Indians Carrying on liquor business without paying tax
Towers, F. 94/12/24 8 Returned from visit to England
Truitt, Warren, Judge, U.S., District Court, Alaska 94/12/17 94/12/17 95/1/28 95/1/28 95/12/7 95/12/14 1-3 10 6 8 14 10 District Court adjourned Attended supper of U.S. Marshal Hale Passenger on steamer Mexico Southbound passenger on Mexico Report of grand jury; an appeal to Judge Truitt for charges Editorial on Truitt and Delaney
Turnner, Major 96/4/4 9 Obituary
Turner, William F. 96/2/29 8 Obituary
Unknown 96/1/25 9 Obituar: Oldest woman in Alaska. Grandmother of wife of Kahshakes
Unknown 96/9/26 6 Obituary: Native employee of Treadwell Co.
Unknown 96/12/12 6 Obituary: Man from Whitefish, Montana
Unknown 96/12/19 5 Obituary: 5 deaths for 1896 at Sitka Mission Hospital
Unknown 97/2/6 6 Obituary: Death of a Native in Ketchikan
Unknown 97/2/27 5 Obituary: Indian killed at Mexican mine.
Unknown 97/6/12 2 Obituary: Child found aboard wreckage of schooner Gen. Seglin
Unknown 97/11/27 5 Obituary: Two men drowned in Takou
Utterback, R.A. 94/12/24 12 Arrived Juneau on steamer Mexico
Utterback, W.D. 94/12/17 11 Manager, Pacific Meat Market
Valentine, Emery 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/21 12 11 12 10 12 Ad., Jewelry store Ad., Jewelry store Ad., Jewelry store Mrs. at masquerade party Treasurer of Fire Association and committee on by-laws
Valentine, K., Mrs. and Emery 95/1/21 10 At masquerade ball
Valentine’s Jewelry Store 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 12 10 11 Commercial comments Ad. Our advertisers
Van Buren, Alvah 97/9/25 1 Obituary
Van Doren, Mrs. A.C. 97/4/10 5 And daughter Alice left on Topeka for Sound
Van Dorn, A.C. 94/12/17 95/1/7 95/1/21 7 3 12 Bookkeeper at Behrends. made application to Bar Association, District of Alaska Charter member, literary club Secretary, Company No. 2 Fire Association
Vanburen, F. 95/1/21 12 Arrived in open boat
Vegg, D. 95/1/14 8 Passenger on Rustler
Visalia, Antione 94/12/17 9 Visited Hoonah Hot Springs
Von Gunther, A. 94/12/17 3 Action over promissory note
Von Gunther, Dr. 94/12/17 7 Moved to Douglas City
Wacher, D.W. 94/1/21 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/21 95/1/21 95/1/21 12 12 11 11 12 6 11 12 12 Comm. On by-laws Jno. Fire Assoc. Store & tin warehouse Ad., store and tin warehouse Ad., stoves & tinware Ad., pioneer store & tinhouse Ad., pioneer store & tinhouse Ad., pioneer store & tinhouse Owns cottage on 5th St. Assist. Foreman Co. 2 fire assoc.
Wadleigh, A. S. 94/12/17 2 Obstructing a salmon stream
Walastd, Martin 94/12/17 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/21 11 12 9 11 10 12 6 Pleased to meet friends at the Club Prop. The Club Ad. Ad. Ad., The Club Ad., The Club Ad., The Club
Waldron, Thomas 95/1/28 6 Arrived on Rustler from Berner’s Bay
Walker, D. W. 95/1/28 11 Advertisement for stoves/tinware
Walker, D. W. 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/21 95/1/21 95/1/21 12 11 11 12 6 11 12 12 Store & tin warehouse Advertisement Store & tin warehouse Advertisement stoves & tinware Advertisement pioneer store & tinhouse Advertisement pioneer store & tinhouse Advertisement pioneer store & tinhouse Assist foreman Co. 2 fire association Comm. On by-laws Juneau fire association
Walker, D. W. 95/1/21 12 Owns cottage on 5th Street
Walker, G. E. 94/12/17 8 In charge of social hour
Wall, Thomas 97/8/14 5 Obituary
Wallace, David, Capt. 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/21 95/1/21 95/1/28 7 12 8 7 8 6 Commander steamer Mexico Arrived in Juneau on Mexico Arrived in Juneau on Mexico, good trip Command steamer Topeka Arrived Juneau on Mexico Arrived in Juneau on Topeka
Wallace, H. J. 94/12/24 12 Arrived Juneau on steamer Mexico
Wallace, Mrs. S. L. 94/12/17 94/12/24 11 5 Attended Christmas party at Nowells Attended Christmas program at St. Annes
Ward, W. W., Mrs. 94/12/24 94/12/24 5 12 Attended Christmas program at St. Annes Arrived on Chilkat
Warnen, Rev. & Mrs. 95/1/7 6 Gave tea party for Natives
Washburn 96/10/21 1 Obituary: Shot in a Yukon bar
Watt, Deputy Marshall 95/1/21 11 Imbibing Indians
Watts, William C., Marshall 97/1/30 8 Obituary
Watts, William 94/12/17 8 Resigned position of jail guard
Weare, Ely E., P. B., C. A. 95/1/21 95/1/28 95/1/28 95/1/28 9 9 9 9 Advertisement – N.A. Transp. & Trading Co. President _ N. A. Transport and Trading Co. Vice President, Same Co. Treasurer – same Co.
Weaver, James 94/12/17 3 Conduct contrary to good morals
Webster, Ed & Mrs. 94/12/17 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/14 8 3 8 7 10 In charge of social hour Charter member literary club Installing telephones 20 telephones in operation Mrs. attended Masquerade in costume
Weisse, Constantine “the crazy man” 95/1/21 9 Jumped overboard – rescued
Wells, Chas 94/12/24 94/12/28 8 8 Married to L. B. Fisher by Judge Mellen Advertisement – lessee & mgr. Arctic Billiard Hall
Wells, Chas & Esquire Howe – (trading as Wells & Howe – Arctic Saloon) 94/12/17 94/12/17 94/12/24 95/1/28 2 8 7 1 Unlawfully selling liquor Lessee & Manager Arctic Billiard Hall Advertisement - Arctic Billiard Hall Advertisement - Arctic Billiard Hall
Wheelock, Mr. & Mrs. S. O. 95/1/21 95/1/28 8 4 In from Wrangel for winter – placer miner Returns from Wrangel on steamer Topeka
White, Willard 95/3/11 6 Obituary
Whitmore, John 95/7/20 6 Obituary
Whitney, J. P. & Mrs. 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/28 3 10 7 Charter member literary club J. P. at masquerade party Hose company #2
Wiggins, Capt. – 1878 95/1/14 6 Frozen in arctic winter quarters
Wilbur, Doctor 95/1/28 9 President of Society of Christian Endeavor
Wiley, John 97/7/24 3 Obituary: President of the Univ. of Washington
Wilheim, Wm 95/1/14 10 Attended masquerade in costume
Williams, Hon. L. L. 94/12/17 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/28 10 4 7 8 8 7 9 Guest of U.S. Marshall Hall at dinner Marshall U.S. Marshall Dist. Of Alaska Went to California with prisoners for San Quentin (2 entrees) Returned Juneau on steamer Mexico To return to Alaska Return to Sitka from San Quentin where he “lodged” Alaska prisoners
Wills, H. 94/12/24 12 Arrived in Juneau on steamer Chilkat
Wilson, Captain 94/12/24 12 Arrived Juneau on steamer Mexico
Wilson, Edgar H. 95/5/20 5 Obituary
Wilson, Jack 94/12/24 3 In south Africa looking for gold
Wilson, Jos & J. 94/12/17 95/1/14 95/1/21 2 10 11 Carrying on liquor business without paying tax J. at masquerade party Cut wood for Douglas sawmill
Wilson, Veazie 95/2/18 11 Obituary
Winkie, John 94/12/24 12 Arrived Juneau on steamer Mexico
Winn Brothers 94/12/24 95/1/28 95/1/28 11 8 8 Prop. Opera House & The Club Cleaned flues in Opera House Advertisement – Opera House
Winn, James 94/12/17 94/12/17 94/12/24 2 2 11 Unlawfully selling liquor 422 carrying on liquor business without paying tax Advertisement
Winn, W. Mrs. 95/1/14 10 Attended masquerade in costume
Winter & Harper 95/1/21 12 Music dealers, Seattle
Winter & Pond 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/28 10 5 9 9 6 8 Altering gallery Supply of Native Indian work Gallery - portraits “our advertisers” Pleasure boat Advertisement – “Alaska Views”
Winter, L. V. (Sr.) 95/1/14 95/1/28 95/1/28 7 9 9 Making series of views for Searchlight Made sign for Alaska and Herald Office Took pictures of Sitka
Winter, L. V. Missus 94/12/17 11 Attended Christmas party
Winterholder, Joe 94/12/17 94/12/24 94/12/24 95/1/7 95/1/14 95/1/28 8 7 10 7 7 12 Proprietor Joes Restaurant Advertisement Joes Restaurant Sold restaurant to W. A. Finn Advertisement Advertisement Joes Restaurant Advertisement for Joes Restaurant
Witz, R. 94/12/17 94/12/17 3 3 436 - unlawfully selling liquor 439 – unlawfully selling liquor
Woods, Jas. E. 95/1/14 7 Officer of the day W.H. Seward Post No. 36 BAR
Woodward,  L. R., Commissioner– Unalaska 95/12/7 3 Commissioner Woodward Likes Alaska (fur ind., agriculture on Unalaska)
Young, C. W. 95/1/7 95/1/14 8 7 Left Juneau on Mexico for Sound parts Abandoned charter schooner for coal-cargo
Young, Frank 94/12/17 1 Grand jury
Yukon Outfitters (see also Levy Bros.) 94/12/24 6 Advertisement

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