Smith, Charles B.

Smith, Charles B.


Margeson/Benedict trip. Gold Hunters, p. 9; Signed testimonial for Hub Clothing Company, Seattle P-I 2/20/98; Elected coroner for inquest for two men killed in 4/30/98 avalanche, Bourke Journal, ms. p. 34 and Coroner’s report depicting death Joseph Fournier et al. on Valdez Glacier, 5/2/98; Discovered claim Mineral Creek Area, 6/20/98 with H.D. Bartlett, F.W. Hoyt, H.E. L. King, H. Smith, C.B.. Smith, J.W. Smith, and W.S. Baken. Filed 3/17/99. VMDR, p. 65, 102, 105, 106, 119; Location Notice for claim on Mineral Creek with I. Rice, S.J. Bartlett, Barb Cauvey, Otis Moore, Mrs. W.M. Smith, J.A. Smith, J.D. Smith, C.B. Smith 6/28/98, in VMDR, p. 105; At Lake Klutina, Smith’s boat named “the Humdinger”, King letter, 7/17/98 in Norwalk CT Evening Hour, 8/10/98; Locator, No. 17 above canyon on Manker Creek, 7/27/98, witnesses Margeson & Sweet,TMDR, p. 73; C.J.M. [Messer] has just returned from prospecting trip with C.B. Smith of Stamford CT (a shoe seller well known in New England); H. Smith (New York City ice dealer); N.D. Benedict of Litchfield CT (a photographer); Luther Wait of Ipswich MA (a former postmaster); and Harry H. Sweet of Hornersville [sic] N.Y. (engineer on the Erie Railroad). Notes the effects of rumors and high hopes. For two days some good-looking dirt made him a wealthy man in his own mind, but “then came the man with nitric acid.” long letter with much additional information. C.J.M. letter 7-14 to 9/5 in Boston MA Evening Transcript, 9/17/98; Donated to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898. Bourke notes. CS1; Elected to Valdez Trustees, 10/10/98. Minutes; Location Notice 9/4/1899: W. R. Abercrombie, C.P. Smith, J. C. Black, Phil Blumauer, J.J. Abercrombie, Louis Blumauer Cutsina [Kotsina] River near Mt. Blackburn, ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), p. 44;


In Valdez between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900; Recorder for the Valdez Mining District, 1900, p. 33; Location notice for Eleanor Copper Claim located in the Kotsina Mining District, discovered 9/5/1899; Located 9/5/1899, filed 8/21/1900, Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 34; Location notice for Mildred Copper Claim in the Kotsina MD, discovered 9/4/1899; located 9/4/1899; filed 8/21/1900, Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 34; Location Notice for “Tin Horn” claim on Surprise and Toney creeks which empty into the Kotsina, located 7/20/1900, Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 86; Location Notice for “Copper Queen Mine,” on Clear Creek, p. 97; “Copper King,” on Fall Creek, p. 98; “The Judge Mine,” on Fall Creek, p. 99 with f.G. Bartlett, discovered summer 1900, in Kotsina Mining District, filled 9/2/0/1900, Valdez District Mining Records, p. 97; Sworn statement: “I hereby make a sworn statement that Mr. A. Park was a Grubstaker in Miss Eleanor E. Doty interest and that I gave him the amt. that his contract call for. Mr. Wm Grogg knows that Mr. Archie Park had all provisions in my camp and also knew same was taken to Slate Cr. after the discovery was made. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of October, 1900, C.B. Smith, U.S. Court Commissioner (right side), B.G. Levaroos, (lower left side), Valdez MDR, p. 123; Deed: For $1 purchases a 1/8th undivided interest in “Hazel Placer Claim from Heber Smith,” Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 182; Location notice for “Bonita” by power of attorney for J.G. Snyder, F.J. Cameron, H.D. Brown, C. Ammon, C.B. Smith, A.R. Abercrombie; M. Dempsey and Park Griswold, locators, 8/4/1900, p. 217,Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Left for Slate Creek with Hayden and Black, June 26, 1901, The Valdez News: 1:17. 6/29/01; returned from interior, brought out $2,000 in gold dust. The Valdez News. 1:27. 9/07/01; p. 4; Signs as U.S. Court Commissioner, Dec. 12, 1900. Deeds Book A, p. 186; Receives power of attorney to locate claims, etc. from Nan Lyons Smith, Julious A. Smith, Irvin D. Smith, VMDR, 1900, p. 273;