Dan Fitzpatrick


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A Cordovan since 1921, Dan "Paddy" Fitzpatrick died recently at Cordova Community Hospital after a long illness. Reaching Anchorage in 1819, he was employed on the Alaska Railroad prior to moving to Cordova in 1921. He worked as a prospector, miner, fisherman and construction worker, and for a few months was Cordova's chief of police. A sister in County Cork, Ireland, is the only known immediate survivor. Final rites were conducted at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with interment in the Cordova city cemetery.� � [Nov1967]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, November 1967

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