End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Arthur Melickian, 79, who came to Alaska in 1923, died October 10 of burns suffered in a flash fire at the Palmer Pioneers' Home, where he resided. During his years in Alaska, he worked for the Alaska Railroad, operated a delivery service for the mines in the Hatcher Pass area, worked as a cook at the D and D Cafe in Anchorage, and was employed by the Northern Commercial Company and Craig Taylor Equipment Company, where he was vice-president until his retirement in 1974. He had spent much of his spare time at Hope, where he had homesteaded and where he was buried. His wife, Lois, survives. [Feb1981]
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