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George Washington Carmack

  • Birth 24 Sep 1860 Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1922 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section F, Lot 0077, Grave 5A
  • Memorial ID 2543

Western Frontier Figure. Born in California, he was a seaman on the USS Wachusetts, when he abandoned ship in 1882, at Juneau, Alaska, to search for gold. He to crossed the Chilkoot in 1887, created a good relationship with the Tagish Indians and married a relative of the chief named Kate. Prospecting in the Yukon Territory, he was credited with the discovery of gold which set off the rush known as the Klondike Gold Fields in August 1896. The finding of gold made him wealthy and he relocated to a ranch near Hollister, California. In 1900, he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he remained until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2543
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Carmack (24 Sep 1860–5 Jun 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2543, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .