King, Harry E. F.

King, Harry E. F.


Anna Barrett deeds Lot 2: Block 7 to him on 3/15/1899, V-Lot, Index , p. 44; 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; 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.


Sold is 3/16ths interest in “Laura Placer mine” in the Chesna Mining District to Alex Singletary for $300. Feb. 26, 1901; Valdez Deeds, Book A, p. 47-48; On Dec. 12, 1900, Sold to A.S. Barrett for $1,250 his remaining 1/3 interest which is 1/4th of his original quarter interest in the “Four Black Dogs” Placer Mine in the Chesna mining District. Valdez Deeds, Book A, p. 185-186. (C.B. Smith witnesses as Court Commissioner, Valdez District on Dec. 12th, 1900.) Filed for Record on April 11, 1901 by John Lyons.