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Obituary Briefs - Yukon Territory



Ainsworth, Daniel
Murray, Norman
Stevens, Jack
Switzer, Irwin


Captain Daniel Ainsworth - Dawson Daily News, March 11, 1908
Shot Himself on the Rush
Commander of the Revenue Cutter Rush, Captain Ainsworth, Has Committed Suicide
    SEATTLE, March 11 - Captain Daniel Ainsworth, commander of the revenue cutter Rush, yesterday put a bullet through his head and died instantly. No cause can be assigned for the act. The captain was on board the Rush at the time and was seen by other officers a quarter of an hour or so before the shooting, and then appeared to be in his usual health and spirits.


Norman Murray - Whitehorse Star, August 25, 1960, page 1
Last Rites For Norman Murray

    A Masonic funeral was held today at 2 p.m. for the late Norman Murray. He died Saturday night at Whitehorse General Hospital after a short illness.
    Born in Scotland, Mr. Murray was 76 years old. He would have celebrated his 77th birthday next month. A retired ship builder, Mr. Murray lived in the Yukon for 42 years. His wife predeceased him.


Jack Stevens - Whitehorse Star, July 31, 1953
Yukon Pioneer Dies

    Jack Stevens, age 86, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Dawson, Y.T., as a result of a stroke suffered a short time ago.
    Mr. Stevens, a pensioner, was one of the pioneers of the Gold Rush Days and resided in Dawson for many years. According to RCMP officials no immediate relatives are known.


Irwin Switzer - Whitehorse Star, July 31, 1953
Switzer Body Found

    A body, identified as that of Irwin Switzer who drowned in Marsh Lake July 1, was recovered from the lake Wednesday, July 29.
    A party of tourists travelling the highway spotted the partially submerged body about Mile 888 and notified the RCMP Town Detachment, Whitehorse.
    The body was brought to town and identified.