Buckley, James H.
Will leave for Klondike with St. Peter — Alaska mining & Prospecting Co with Hessian, MacMillan, Buckley, Brady, Turritan, Berguson, Beatty, Baasen (not all went, Turritan had an accident before leaving, no other references to Berguson and Brady, McMillan received letter from party, so probably did not go), Sleepy Eye MN Dispatch, 1/27/98; Brother in-law of P.J. Galvin from St. Peter who returned rich from Alaska Sleepy Eye MN Dispatch, 1/27/98; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Member of Conger’s party from Minnesota, Conger, xxxii; Mentioned in letter about D. Wherley’s accidental shooting of Roy Murfin, Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 4/22/98; Drowned, Conger, 7/11/98, p. 116; Drowned in the Sotomwa River when he missed his footing on a steep bank and was swept away by the river, body not found, boys are offering $50 reward for recovery; letter from Hessian to his father C. Hessian; editor’s note: Buckley left a wife and children.Sleepy Eye Dispatch, 8/18/98; Drowned in Copper River. Crary, Diary Ms. , p. 8; in Hessian Party, “pulled in by his boat and drowned”, Hazelet Diary, 10/9/98; over 50 years and lame in one leg, lame leg lost mobility in cold water, but managed on the Klutina, drowned in Gacona on July 11, 1898, body found later in Copper River, Bourke Journal, ms. p. 17; mentioned, Guiteau Diary, 7/11/98; Body recovered 9/5/98 and buried at Copper Center, with Masons in charge, Hessian letter, St. Cloud MN Journal-Press, 10/27/98; Masons took charge of Buckley’s funeral wearing white aprons made of flour sacks. M. Beatty letter of 10/19/98 in Sleepy Eye MN Dispatch, 12/1/98; Conger, a member of this party, wrote a diary his experiences in the 1898-99 gold rush over Valdez Glacier to Copper River area, edited by Hoelski & Hoelski, In Search of Gold: The Alaska Journals of Horace D. Conger, 1898-99;