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Carl Carelton Tousley
Birth: Aug. 9, 1873
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1946
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA

My Great Uncle.

1880 age 7, Clear Creek, Stafford Co., KS
1900 age 25, Judkins, Woodward Co., OK
1920 age 48, Anchorage, Alaska Territory
1928 age 55, Chitina, Alaska Territory
1929 age 56, Talkeetna, Alaska Territory

"Uncle Carl Tousley contributed a great deal to the history of Alaska with his wonderful talent with photography and his storytelling skills.

"Carl was in the Army and was stationed in Kansas, Texas, and, I believe, in Wyoming and Montana. Then he was a member of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey; sent to Alaska to survey the territory, only a possession of the United States since 1884, a matter of 28 years!

"I have some of his photo albums which contain photos of Eskimo 3 hole Bidarkas, pack trains, and old and odd characters. Photos taken before the Alaskan Cataclysm which now is known as, "The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes." Carl had surveyed and photographed that valley before the volcanic upheaval! What an event to have seen happen and a "before and after," photograpic record! I have been considering sending the albums to the Alaska Historical Society, but, due to procrastination, I have neglected to do so. Also, I wonder if they would treat this great historical treasure with proper respect and utilization. Would they even realize what it means to Alaska? Of course, it is worth nothing stored in my closet!" Nov 5, 1995 by Elwin Ragsdale. Note: Uncle Carl's photographs and mementos were in fact given to the State of Alaska.

72 years, 11 months, 17 days

Many thanks for stone photo Nancy K, who first listed and graciously transferred memorial.

First photo is Uncle Carl with caribou horns in Anchorage. Second photo is Grandpa Tousley, the one with his son Carl when, I presume he was going into World War I. Photos provided by cousin, Ramona, with love and thanks! 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph C Tousley (1840 - 1919)
  Harriet Bender Gerst Tousley (1845 - 1883)
 
 Siblings:
  Olive Florence Tousley Snyder (1866 - 1931)*
  George Knox Tousley (1867 - 1964)*
  Carl Carelton Tousley (1873 - 1946)
  Alice Calista Tousley Ragsdale (1875 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"1876-1946" Although we believe the birth year is incorrect.
 
Burial:
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
Anchorage
Anchorage Borough
Alaska, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Nancy K
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42117802
Carl Carelton Tousley
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Carl Carelton Tousley
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Carl Carelton Tousley
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