Grace Vrooman Wickersham

Obit:Sunday, June 9, 1963

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.

Mrs. Grace Vrooman Wickersham, 91, widow of Judge James Wickersham who came to Alaska in 1900 as a district judge and served numerous terms as Alaska's delegate to Congress beginning in 1908, died in a Juneau hospital June 9.

The daughter of a pioneer Seattle family, she came to Alaska in 1902 to teach school at Juneau. In 1910 she married Harry Bishop, U. S. Marshal for the First Division, who died in 1920.

She married Judge Wickersham in 1928, and he preceded her in death in 1939. Mrs. Wickersham was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, and a member of its first Board of Regents when the school became the University of Alaska in 1935. [Sep1963]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Sep 1963

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