Skinner, Bert E.
Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Helps Conger with loads, 4/25/98, Conger, pp. 226-227; taps birch trees to make sugar, 5/19/99, Conger, p. 230;
Met Dempsey at Chisna, April 19, 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; Name appears as officer or committee person in minutes of the Miner’s Meeting 4/20/1900 at Moose Camp: J. Burke (Chair), Kraemer (secretary), M. Dempsey (Recorder), B.E. Skinner, F. Date, R.T. Heron, W.J. Aniker, Jas. B. Newcomb, A.D.. McDowell, T. M. Dautton, W.H. Crary; approved size and by-laws of district, passed Resolution: against the “lavish and indiscriminate use of Powers-of-Attorney, but that those representing partners in the Territory of Alaska and locating claims for them shall not be considered guilty of such use.” (Directed against Hazelet party), resolution to be “posted in conspicuous places;” appointed committee of 5 (names not given) to settle minor disputes until the next meeting, 4/21/1900, p. 11-13, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Hazelet sees, gets water right-of-way from him, Hazelet Diary, Sept. 2, 1900, recorded Chistochina, No. 2, p. 35; Witness to Coles’ “Snow Line Placer” claim on Miller Gulch tributary to Slate Creek with Jacobson, 7/4/1900, Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 53; Witnessed with L. Rosenthaul the Coles & Jacobson “Fork Claim,” 7/7/1900, Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 55; Witness with Skinner to Coles’ “Coles Placer,” Slate Creek, Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 68; Location notice for “Fancy Shot,” on Willow Flat or Swamp, 4/14/1900, wtinesses A. Park, C. Winans, p. 86, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location Notice “Crosswise” claim on Chisna River, 4/13/1900, p.87, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice for unnamed claim on Big Four Gulch about “two miles above the mouth of Slate Creek”, 7/7/1900, p. 199, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice “L.K.” No. 1 above Discovery on Slate Creek, 7/6/1900, p. 201, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice by Skinner, C. Wenans, W.N. Robeson, for “Triplet?” placer claim, 7/4/1900, p. 204, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location Notice, unnamed claim, p. 206, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice “Bench Claim Chendua”, 6/14/1900, p. 207, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;
Robison, Skinner, Griswold & Winans claim next to 2nd Cole-Demsey claim, not fully opened. The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01;