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Northern Cemeteries and Graves

Yukon Territory, Alaska, northern BC, and the NWT

by Murray Lundberg

Note: I just started this project on January 21, 2017, and have hundreds of cemetery and grave photos (over 600 with a quick search) to compile and post. My photos and transcriptions are listed first, then other cemetery/grave resources.

Alaska Highway Graves & Memorials
The graves of Staff Sergeant William H. Whitfield, Corporal Max Richardson, First Lieutenant Roland Small, and the Charlie Lake memorial are included.

Atlin, BC
51 of the graves have been recorded so far.

Bennett, BC
Photos and information from headboards, headstones and a monument in the cemetery, honouring a total of 11 people, have been posted so far.

Carcross, Yukon
Many photos - page in progress....

Chicken, Alaska
Many photos - page in progress....

Dawson, Yukon: Many photos of all the cemeteries - pages in progress....
- Hillside Cemetery
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cemetery
- St. Mary's Cemetery
- Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Dome Cemetery
- Bet Chaim (House of Life) Cemetery
- Dawson Public Cemetery
- Masonic Cemetery
- Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Eighth Avenue Cemetery
- Old Hospital Cemetery
- Father Judge's Grave

Dyea, Alaska
A complete photo-inventory of all 52 markers in the two cemeteries.

Fort MacPherson, NWT
This cemetery is famous as the last resting place of the 4 Northwest Mounted Police officers who died in 1911 - members of The Lost Patrol.

NEW Fort Providence, NWT
Photos of the memorials at the empty field where some 300 people, mostly children, were buried, and transcriptions of about half of the names.

Fort Selkirk, Yukon
Many photos - pages in progress:
- Fort Selkirk Cemetery
- First Nation Cemetery
- Yukon Field Force Graves

Fort Simpson, NWT - Sacred Heart Mission
The Sacred Heart Mission Catholic residential school cemetery appears to be an empty lot, with a monument stating that 398 people were buried here between 1916 and 1957.

Forty Mile, Yukon
There were once 5 cemeteries at Forty Mile, but only a total of 6 headboards, all in the main cemetery, are still legible.

Mayo, Yukon
Photos of both the main Mayo Cemetery and the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun cemetery are included in this guide to the Mayo area, but no transcriptions have been done yet.

Skagway, Alaska - James Mark Rowan
On February 1, 1898 (possibly January 31st), Deputy Marshall Rowan was shot in a Skagway theatre while attempting to resolve a dispute.

Skagway, Alaska
Many photos of all 3 cemeteries - page in progress....

Stewart, BC:
- Barney's Gulch Cemetery (FindaGrave.com)
- Wards Pass Cemetery

Telegraph Creek, BC
Photos of both the main Telegraph Creek Cemetery and the 9 Mile cemetery are included in this guide to the Telegraph Creek Road, but no transcriptions have been done yet.

Whitehorse, Yukon - Pioneer Cemetery
About 800 people were buried here before it was closed in 1965, but less than 1/3 have headstones, of which we have listed 43 so far.

Wilderness Graves on the Route to the Klondike
The graves of Luc Richard, Thomas A. Barnes, Jonas Fred Whitcomb, Jr., and R. Saunders have been recorded.

Wilderness Graves & Memorials in the Yukon
Solitary graves around the territory, unrelated to the Klondike Gold Rush or the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Alaska Cemetery Records
At Interment.net

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project
Over 18,000 cemeteries have been indexed since 2004.

Over 1,640,000 gravestone photo records from across Canada.

Find a Grave
A world-wide database.