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Frank H. Reid
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Birth: 1843
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1898
Skagway
Skagway Borough
Alaska, USA

City surveyor, vigilante, died of gunshot wounds 12 days after a shootout with Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith.



FRANK H. REID

Born: 1843 Died: Jul 20, 1898

"He gave his life for the honor of Skagway."

This simple message inscribed on the largest carved granite monument in the cemetery describes the feeling of Skagway toward one of its departed heroes.

The bullet fired by Soapy's rifle during the July 8, 1898 shoot-out left Reid mortally wounded. After twelve agonizing days in the hospital, Reid died from the gunshot wound.

Credited with the shooting of Soapy Smith, he is heralded even today as one of Skagway's heroes.

Reid was also responsible for laying out the Skagway townsite in early 1898. As City Surveyor he named and organized the street you see today.
 
 
Inscription:
He gave his life for the honor of Skagway
 
Burial:
Gold Rush Cemetery
Skagway
Skagway Borough
Alaska, USA
 
Created by: mwg48
Record added: Aug 22, 2006
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- cypressgreen
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013

- cypressgreen
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
Frank, I'm sorry you were taken from us so tragically. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jan. 2, 2011
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