Johnson, Charles

Johnson, Charles


Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; V-Lot, Index , p. 111; Locator, QCMDR, 1898, p. 38; Co-locators: F. McCormick, J. F. Sweeny, Wm. Williams, A.C. Ohlhavsen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, John Williams, F. A. Henry, Chas. Johnson, QCMDR, p. 101; 1899: witnessed for Minnie Cameron, QCMDR, p. 126; Partner fell into creek and died of hypothermia in winter of 1898-1899, Powell, Trailing, p. 226; Partner Peter Benson fell through ice on glacier and froze to death winter 1899; arrives Groo camp following death of partner on Feb. 3, back from trying to reach Valdez, Groo Diary; “report is that Bronson froze to death in an attempt to reach Port Valdez by a new route near 3 bench 6 miles from timber. Johnson got in alive and that is all” Dooley Diary, 2/15/98; Arrives Dooley Camp on way for mail, Dooley Diary, 2/22/99; Makes another attempt to take mail to Valdez by south fork route, Dooley Diary, 4/15/99; Chas. Johnson is the first man to get here via the south fork, brings mail, Dooley Diary, 4/29/99; Johnson party comes though Dooley camp in route to Valdez, Dooley Diary, 5/17/99; Johnson hypothermic and rescued by Dr. Townsend, Johnson now mail carrier; Beaver Falls Weekly Tribune, 7/19/99 in Townsend Letters; Notice of amended location 6/26/1899 by Sweeny, W. Williams, Ohlhausen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, J. Williams, Henry, C. Johnson, Pollard, Kain, Hamlen, Ward, Sender, Bush, Onstad, J. H. Smith, McCormick, QCMDR, p. 108; Signer of Petition to the President from Quartz Creek and Teikell Mining Dist, May 8, 1899 requesting Capt. Abercrombie be given “permission to employ [on the trail to interior Alaska] those men who need work, and thus enable them to remain in the country. With a good trail those who have means will be able to bring in machinery, and the development of the country will be accelerated.” NARA RG 107, Entry 80. Office of the Secretary of the War Department: 1667-103;


Left Valdez on Jan. 23, 1900 for Chisna with Mrs. Beatty and O’Conners. From Diary M. Dempsey, 1900. Crary Scrapbook, Vol. 1. #199; In Valdez between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900;


Voter Roll for Election of July 1, 1901, Crary Scrapbooks, Vol. 1; Donated labor to new City Hall, The Valdez News. 1:12. 5/25/01. Donates to Chamber’s Glacier Creek diversion fund, The Valdez News, 1:16. 6/25/01; Subscribed to Fire Department, The Valdez News, 1:33. 10/19/01, p. 1;