Emerson Edwards

Death:Thursday, January 14, 1971
British Columbia, Canada

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.


Emerson Edwards, 95, a Yukon pioneer, died January 14 in British Columbia. A bargeman for the Yukon Telegraph Company in 1898-1900, he delivered supplies to isolated operators along the river; later he prospected and mined on Thistle Creek with his partner, Cy Detraz Ha and his wife of 50 years, Maud, had one daughter, but by the time of his death there were no known survivors.

Source: Alaska Sportsman, May 1971

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