Leavell, Dorsey (B.)

Leavell, Dorsey (B.)


Filed in TMDR, , 1898, p. 76; Powell’s companion for a month in 1899, Powell, Trailing. pp. 152ff. ; struck it rich, Powell, Trailing. p. 158; 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;


Started over government trail with Beck, Kraemer, and others on Feb. 26, 1900. From Diary M. Dempsey, 1900. Crary Scrapbook, Vol. 1.# 199; 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: “The Discovery” on Slate Creek, discovered and located 6/20/1900, by: D.B. Leavell, C.H. Kra(e)mer, Jack Beck, Robt. Coles, B. McDowell, Sam Taylor, Jim Manker, J.B. Newcomb, J. Jacobson, J. Miller, filed 9/6/1900, p. 144, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; also Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 54; Location Notice: Discovered “Goat Line Placer Claim,” on 6//20/1900, located 6/22/1900, on Miller Gulch tributary of Slate Creek in Chisna Mining District, filed 9/7/1900, witness C.H. Kramer,Valdez MDR, p. 56, p. 139, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Witness to C.B. Hurd’s “The Flower Bed,” claim on the divide between the Slate Creek and Chisna River, bordering on the west by the Burke, Crary and Simpsons claim on the east by Jacobson, north by Hummer and Standard Claims, discovered and located, 6/25/1900, witnesses Kraemer and Leavell, filed 9/7/1900, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 58; Witness to J. Beck’s “Snow Shoe Placer Claim,” located 4/13/1900, on Chisna river adjacent to Powell, Lansing and Lena claims, VMDR, 1900, p. 239; Location notice for “Missouri,” on Chisna River, 4/13/1900, witness C. H. Kraemer, p. 35, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice with C.H. Kramer (Kraemer) for “Cheer-up” claim on Slate Creek, recorded 7/14/1900, p. 142, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice the “Judge,” claim on middle fork of the Chistachina River, 5/31/1900, p. 168, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; See notice of protest against signers of “Discovery” claim on Slate Creek by Herbert Spencer Gray, 7/28/1900, p. 180, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Kraemer & Hemple above Miller and adjoining Dorsey Levell claim worked together, 25 lbs. taken by July 1901; at one run of 18 hours, 4 men took 43 oz.; 18 men working taking average of 3 oz; paying highest wages – $15 a day.The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01; Arrived in Valdez from Slate Creek, Sept. 20, 1901. The Valdez News. 1:29. 9/21/01, p. 4;

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Marries Bertha Wilson of New Florence, MO, make home in Valdez, TVN, 2:45, 1/17/03, p. 4; H.L. Leavell, cousin of Dorsie, visits, TVN, 3:4, 4/4/03, p. 4; Father, H.S. Leavell, TVN, 3:14, 6/13/03, p. 6;