James Bradley

Obit:JAN 1963

End of the Trail

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James Bradley, 78, died in a hospital in Wrangell September 9, two weeks after he was pulled from the icy waters when his gill-net skiff swamped off Vank Island. Bradley, Wrangell-born and through his mother a nephew of Chief Shakes VI, acceded to the chieftainship of the Stikinequon Federation of seven Tlingit tribes in November, 1961, as Chief Shakes X. He and the late Mrs. Bradley were the first couple to be married in St. Philips Episcopal Church after its completion in 1905. � [Jan1963]

Source: Alaska Sportsman

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