Henry W. Peterson

Death:Thursday, February 12, 1981

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Henry W. Peterson, 80, died February 12 in Bellingham, Washington, his residence since 1967, He was born in Atka, orphaned at two, raised in the Jesse Lee Home in Unalaska, and sailed on the schooner Letty at 17 on the mail run between Seward and Unalaska. He worked for the Alaska Railroad for a brief period, and later trapped for fox, fished, was a carpenter and shipwright, and finally foreman for the King Cove King Crab cannery until retiring in 1967. He was a captain In the Alaska Territorial Guard. His wife, Ida, survives. [Aug1981]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Aug 1981

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