Bourke, Joseph A.

Bourke, Joseph A.


Notes on Valdez, 1898. CS1; On Corner’s jury. Coroner’s report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/1898; June 1899, Pearson meets Fischlein, Bourke, Royer, and Rorer at Mentasta. Pearson. CS1; 1, p 187;


Signed Notice on 4/10/1900 calling for a Miner’s Meeting at Camp Moose (located about one mile from Chestinchena River on Chisna Creek), on noon April 20th, 1900, to form the Chisna Mining District, along with J.A. Burke, R. T. Herron, W.H. Crary, R. Coles, C.H. Winanas, M.D., Chas. Sandberg, O.J. Hosford, D.B. Leavell, W.H. Robson, D. Park Griswald, J.G. Simpson, H. Krammer, John Mueller, s.R. Means, Chas. Olson, H. Miller, H.E.F. King, B.E. Skinner, W.J. Aniker, Archie Parks, p. 11, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Name appears as officer or committee person in minutes of the Miner’s Meeting 4/20/1900 at Moose Camp: J. Burke (Chair), Kraemer (secretary), M. Dempsey (Recorder), B.E. Skinner, F. Date, R.T. Heron, W.J. Aniker, Jas. B. Newcomb, A.D.. McDowell, T. M. Dautton, W.H. Crary; approved size and by-laws of district, passed Resolution: against the “lavish and indiscriminate use of Powers-of-Attorney, but that those representing partners in the Territory of Alaska and locating claims for them shall not be considered guilty of such use.” (Directed against Hazelet party), resolution to be “posted in conspicuous places;” appointed committee of 5 (names not given) to settle minor disputes until the next meeting, 4/21/1900, p. 11-13, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Arctic Company Placer Claim, on Eagle Canyon Creek a tributary to Mankoman River, locators: James Simpson, S.B. Means, R. T. Heron, James Baker, C.N. Crary, Jas. A. Bourke, W.H. Crary, Wm. Grogg, located 6/19/1900, witness Archie Park, H.E.F King, recorded 10/2/1900 by O.J. Hosford, Dept. Recorder, p. 25; Witness with H. Miller to N.E. Ohlsson’s Vulcane Place Claim, Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 72; Location notice for “Jeanette Placer Claim” on Red Mountain Creek, 4/12/1900, witness Crary and Heron, p. 27, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice by W.H. Crary, J. Bourke, J. Simpson for “Marion” claim, on Slate Creek, 6/22/1900, p. 256, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Donated to new City Hall, The Valdez News. 1:12. 5/25/01; Partner in Crary-Bourke claim on Slate Creek; next to claim of Breame, Bartlett and Newcomb; mostly development work done, with some gold, The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01; Arrives in Valdez from interior, The Valdez News. 1:30. 9/28/01, p. 4; elected Alaska Moose officer, The Valdez News. 1:31. 10/5/01; Runs for City Council on Prospectors’ Ticket, The Valdez News, 1:48. 2/1/01; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899. The Valdez News. 1:40. 12/7/01. p. 3;


Location Notice, “Skugin,” on Porcupine Creek near head of King’s Bay. Located Oct. 18th, 1902, witness: H.J. Shenke, J.L. Simpson.