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William John “Willie” Edwards

Surry County, Virginia, USA
Death 1898 (aged 53–54)
Yukon, Canada
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100014809 · View Source
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The following info was provided by Jerry Sanner (#47394587)

William John Edwards, served in civil war in Confederate Army Lightfoot’s Battalion - d. winter of 1898, in Klondike Gold Rush from exhaustion; trying to cross the Chilkoot Pass, Skagway, Yukon Terr.
(from Confederate Pension application of Virginia C. Edwards
at age 79. clames he died in winter of 1901)

Note: Virginia was listed as widow in 1900 census
historical records most deaths at Chilkoot Pass were in 1898
no evidence has been uncovered to date of how his body
would of made it way back to Virginia


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