King, Harry E.F.
Secretary of the Connecticut and Alaska Mining and Trading Association, Prospectus, CS1, p. 112-113; Stamford, Conn. Margeson/Benedict trip. Gold Hunters, p. 9; Signed testimonial for Hub Clothing Company, Seattle P-I 2/20/98; Discovered claim Mineral Creek Area, 6/20/1898 with F.G. Bartlett, H.D. Bartlett, F.W. Hoyt, H. Smith, C.B.. Smith, J.W. Smith, and W.S. Baker. Filed 3/17/99. VMDR; V-Lot, Index , p. 44; Filed claim in TMDR, 1898, pp. 76, 87; Filed in VMDR, p. 102; Group on other side of the glacier building boats; 22 remain in company; diets improved because H.H. Sweet is an excellent fisherman, King letter of 6/7/98 in Norwalk CT Evening Hour, 6/30/98; Has just returned from prospecting trip on other side of the mountains, no gold, good indications; boat called “Florence E.”; D.T. Murphy left to the regret of the whole company; currently at Lake Klutina, King letter of 7/17/98; Norwalk CT Evening Hour, 8/10/98; Locator, Bench Claim No. 7, 9/22/98, witness Bruce & H. Smith, QCMDR, p. 78; Mentioned for musical ability, Golden Cross? p. 82; Powell hears playing piccolo in wilderness, 1899. Powell, Trailing. pp. 156; Margeson calls “sweet-voiced singer,” does parody of “On the Banks of the Wabash,” words given, Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 144-145; Locator, No. 24 below Discovery on Manker Creek, 7/27/98, witnesses P. Stead, D. O’Connell, TMDR, p. 76; King, O’Connell, Hoyt and Voigt make quick trip back to Valdez to get rubber boots in Sept. 1898, story of trip told by King, Margeson, Gold Hunters, pp. 210-215; Locator, “High Line” on Hertle Creek, 9/21/99, witness Merchant & Manker, TMDR, p. 87; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899. TVN. 1:40. 12/7/01. p. 3; Located and recorded Lot 2: Block 7 in Valdez Townsite on 3/15/1899, V-Lot, Index , p. 44; Summary: A letter received in Stamford from Phillip I. Stead indicates that forest fires have destroyed the provisions of about a dozen prospectors. Stead and a companion lost a year’s supply of food and almost all their clothing and gear.They had to leave a promising claim for Valdez; on their trip their only food was meat from a cinnamon bear given to them by another prospector. Others who were burned out belonged to a Peoria IL group. Stead, H.E.F. King and Lindsey Stead, plus one or two others, are the only members of the Connecticut and Alaska Mining Trading company still left in Alaska. News Story, Danbury CT News, 7/19/99;
Prospector left Valdez, Feb. 5, 1900 with California boys breaking trail across Valdez Glacier. From Diary M. Dempsey, 1900. Crary Scrapbook, Vol. 1. #199. Chisna MDR, No. 2, 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; Location notice “Lucky Strike” claim No. 6 above “Discovery” on Chisna River, 4/12/1900, p. 22, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice “Florence E” claim above mouth of Red Mountain Creek, 4/12/1900, p. 23, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice with Archie Park for “Four Black Dogs” claim on Slate Creek, 6/23/1900, p. 112, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; also in Valdez MDR, p. 198; Location notice with Herbert Smith for “Constance E,” p. 208, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice by H.E.F. King, Heber Smith and victor Malmgram for “Laura Placer Claim,” 7/9/1900, p. 231, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice for “Hazel Placer Claim,” on divide between Slate creek and Chisna, located 7/6/1900, witness James Manker, p. 232, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; also in Valdez MDR, p. 175; Discovery Claim, locators: F.J. Date, Louis Rosenthal, Thad Da Chiel, Archie Park, H.E. F. King, located 6/10/1900, Recorded by O.J. Hosford, deputy recorder, p. 24; Chisna MDR,,No. 2, Eagle Canyon Company Placer Mining Claim on Eagle Canyon Creek a tributary to Mankoman River, locators: Fred J. Date, Louis Rosenthal, Thad Da Chiel, H.E.F. King, John Steel, Archie Park, A.M. Powell, M. Dempsey, on 6/19/1900, witness: Archie Park, H.E. F. King, recorded Oct. 2, 1900, O.J. Hosford, Dept. Recorder, p. 26; Notice of Transfer, for $100 King transfers to Heber Smith 1/2 interest in Lucky Strike Placer on Chisna River, 1/2 interest in Florence E. Placer situated on Red Mountain Creek, and 1/2 interest in Constance E. Bench claim on divide between Slate and Chisna River and 1/4 interest in the “Four Black Dog’s Placer” on Slate creek, 8/17/1900, Valdez MDR,1900, p. 176; Mortgage to secure payment for $200 in one year of 1/4th interest in Four Black Dogs Placer Claim to Angus Chisholm, witness C.F. Smith, 8/26/1900, Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 177; “For $1.00, assigns to H.E.F> King his 1/2 interest in the “Hazel,” and 3/8 interest in the “Laura” Bench claims. 8/17,1900, p. 282, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; H.E.F. King for $1 assigns 1/2 interest in each of the following claims “Florence E” , Lucky Strike, Constance E,” and 1/4 interest in the “Four Black Dogs” to Heber Smith, 8/17/1900, p. 283, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;
Deed of Mining Property: Sells for $1000 to John Grosh of Valdez all his undivided 1/2 interest in the “Constance,” and “Pulser” claims on the Slate Creek Divide for $1,000, 2/4/1901, VMDR, 1900, p. 259;