Ward, Joseph B.
Passenger, steam schooner National City, departing Portland, OR, 3/14/98 with “by far the larger number of her passengers” bound for the Copper River, but a few for Dyea/Skagway, Portland Oregonian, 3/15/98; QCMDR, 1898, Witness to Forb, p. 1, witness to Slattery, p. 15, to Mellerk, p. 24; Fitch p. 51, Winter, p. 87, Gelineau, p. 88; Notice of amended location 6/26/1899 by Sweeny, W. Williams, Ohlhausen, O. Peterson, Malmgren, J. Williams, Henry, C. Johnson, Pollard, Kain, Hamlen, Ward, Sender, Bush, Onstad, J. H. Smith, McCormick, QCMDR, p. 108; 1899: locator, p. 131; Groo spends night at Ward camp on Bear Creek playing cards & checkers, 1/22/99; Ward party arrives at Tiekel, Groo Diary, 3/3/99; Ward party Crosses divide to Tiekel Feb. 1899, races with Groo party for claims, Groo Diary, March 1899; UKMDR, witness for Ohlhausen, p. 149; “Two years ago today, (Feb. 22, 1901), Joseph B. Ward met his untimely death. Mr. Ward came to this country in 1898 and from his abilities was recognized as a natural leader by his associates. His services to the sick and distressed during the years ’98 and ’99 endeared him to all the ’98ers. He was one of the founders of the Order of Alaska Moose.” TVN, 1:51. 2/22/02. p. 4; 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;
Died in Valdez, Feb. 22, 1900 from falling in water while disembarking a ship. From Diary M. Dempsey, 1900. Scrapbook, Vol. 1.# 199; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899. The Valdez News. 1:40. 12/7/01. p. 3; Hazelet describes incident, says he was drunk, Hazelet’s Diary, March 3,, 1900;