George Roberts

Obit:Sunday, November 28, 1971
Ketchikan Gateway Co, Alaska

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.

George Roberts, 69, a pioneer Alaskan, died November 28 in Ketchikan. He first came to Alaska in 1922, worked for a cannery during the summer, and later spent a year working on the first commercial moose ranch in the Kenai Peninsula. Roberts also worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 12 years in northern California. He spent most of his life mining in California and Alaska, and was associated with the Tillicum Mining Company and Totem Exploration Company in the Ketchikan area. He was a past president of Alaska Miners Association and a member of Pioneers of Alaska. Survivors include his widow, Josephine, Ketchikan; daughters Vickie Merrell, Anchorage, and Grace Chapman, Prosser, Washington, and a brother, Charles H. Roberts, Sun Valley, California. [May1971]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, May 1971

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