Rafferty, Lt. J.J.
Army Officers on steamer Valencia, departing Seattle 4/7/98, Seattle P-I 4/8/98 & Seattle Times, 4/8/98; Arrives with Abercrombie on 4/18/1898. Abercrombie, Compilations, pp. 298-300; Elected to committee at first mass meeting of citizens to organize a town in Port Valdez, 4/23/1898. Minutes. CS1, p. 75; Elected President of Township Committee, gives report to 4/25/1898 meeting, Minutes. CS1; p. 77. Leaves 5/3/1898 in charge of Expedition to Bremner country. Abercrombie, Compilation, p. 300; CS1; Bjornstad asked to help Rafferty party of Goodman, J. Abercrombie, Kuhlman, Haspit, and 2 prospectors on glacier, MB-D, 5/3/98; Rafferty, Lt. Came down Klutena when ice broke up; missed meeting Abercrombie in Copper Center on 6/4/1898, went down the Copper River, F.E.. Crary, Diary Ms. , p. 10; Witness to Ripstein/Blaumer Mining Bond. 1898. ML, Bk. 2, p. 66; Recorded Lot 3: Block 3 in Valdez townsite, 5/10/1898, V-Lot, Index , p.32;