“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska — Northwest (North America)

Clay Street Cemetery

Clay Street Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2010
1. Clay Street Cemetery Marker
In Memoriam
From 1905 to 1916 at least 83 men died and 400 were injured in gold mining accidents in the Fairbanks area. Underground mining was dangerous during this pioneer era. Most died from cave-ins, falling down shafts, being struck by material while in the shaft and by gas asphyxiation. The miners were often young, single, foreign-born “pick and shove” laborers. They were far from home. Those with an asterisk (*) are buried here in the Fairbanks Clay Street Cemetery.

- 1905 - *Eric Carlson, Cleary Creek • Dave McCurdy, Emma Creek • Dan Cresap, Emma Creek • John Donnellan, Cleary Creek • John “Jack” Darling, Ester Creek • - 1906 - *Charles Vessey,• Cleary Creek • *Fred Tessier, Fall Creek • *George A. Lincoln, O’Connor Creek • *Fox Walker, (unknown) Creek • *Hugh Knox, Ester Creek • *Charles Swanson, Cripple Creek • *Pekka Hukulin (Peter Hacklain), Cleary Creek • *Sam Johnson, Fairbanks Creek • Samual Bracken, Cleary Creek • -1907 - *William Sandberg, Ester Creek • *Louis Albertin, Dome Creek • *John “Jack” Doyle, Fairbanks Creek • *Nels Bergstrom, Dome Creek • *John Dobbin, Dome

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Creek • *Julius Blondeel (Joseph Blondale), Ester Creek • *Peter O’Hagen, Wolf Creek • Robert Carlson, Cleary Creek • Markus Tovich (Max Herbert), Cleary Creek • *John Takalla (John Pakala), Dome Creek • Ole Lee, Cleary Creek • - 1908 - *Adolph Miller, Dome Creek • *Antone Reith, Ester Creek • Bert Hicks, Cleary Creek • *Theodore Walford, Ester Creek • *Walter N. Mclellan (Walter McClellan), Cleary Creek • *A.C. Richards, Ester Creek • *Rasmus Peterson, Dome Creek • *Alexander Johnson, Little Eldorado Creek • *Michael M. McCarthy (Michael McCarty), Caribou Creek • *Frank Fortunat (Frank Fortaine), Goldstream Creek • *John Jurinez, Cleary Creek • *John “Jack” Karlstrom, Ester Creek • *Pete Peterson, Dome Creek • - 1909 - *Joseph Pickering, Dome Creek • *Lars B. Johnson, Dome Creek • *Marius Jacobsen (Maurice Jacobsen), Silver Creek • *Nicholai Muscatello, Fairbanks Creek • *Phillipo Nicello, Ready Bullion Creek • *Charles Nyberg, Caribou Creek • Ed Jungst, Tenderfoot Creek • *Charlers Lermer, Dome Creek • *Edward Bloom, Ready Bullion Creek • *Henry Aho, Ready Bullion Creek • Peter Johansen, Ester Creek • - 1910 - *Victor Lindbloom, Ready Bullion Creek • *James Ferry, Engineer Creek • *J.E. Kaye, Dome Creek • *Hendrie W. Johnson, Our Creek • *Dan Melich (Mills), Ready Bullion Creek • *Louis Darndando, Fish Creek • John Nolan, Goldstream Creek • *John Twaddle,
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Jupiter Mars Quartz • Warren Dakin, Fish Creek • *Amidie Dion, Goldstream Creek • *Frank Winquist, Dome Creek • - 1911 - *”Dutch Ed” Neuwirth, Pedro Creek • *Tom Durham, No Grub Creek • *Roderick McDonald, Ester Creek • - 1912 - *Tony Martin, Treasure Creek • *Michael Cannon, Ester Creek • *Sam Samuelson, Steele Creek • *Louis P. Anderson, Dome Creek • - 1913 - *Alfred Wirkkala, Tenderfoot Creek • *Michael Twohey, Goldstream Creek • Joseph Waeffler, Goldstream Creek • *Dan Stiepovich, Eva Creek • *Stefano Gatti, Goldstream Creek • *James Jamieson, Eva Creek • *Tom Overland, Fairbanks Creek • - 1914 - *Charles A. Carlson, Sargent Creek • *Pete Jorgenson, Goldstream Creek • *Alexander Ross (Andrew Ross), Dome Creek • *Al Prescott, Fairbanks Creek • - 1915 - *Peter Erickson, Cleary Creek • Axtel “Alex” Hullund, Tenderfoot Creek • *Ed Morrison, Cleary Creek • - 1916 - *Michael Pasic, Gold Hill • *Octaf Demeurisse, Cleary Creek • Decicated July 21, 2003 - Research by Rex Fisher – Denali Third Grade Students, May 1999
Erected 1999 by Denali Third Grade Students.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 64° 50.498′ N, 147° 42.524′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Marker is on 5th Avenue. This marker is located in the Clay Street Cemetery at the east end of 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 5th Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wickersham Cabin (approx. Ό mile away); Lacey Street Theater (1939) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cushman Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Line" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fairbanks Public Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Fairbanks Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barnette's Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairbanks.
Additional keywords. Gold Miners
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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