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Charles Carl Leonard Carlson

Carlson Funeral Thursday

Funeral services for one of the best known and liked old timers in Fairbanks. Charles Carl Leonard Carlson, will be Thursday at 7: 30 P.M. in the Tye Funeral Home under the auspices of the Pioneers of Alaska. Interment will be at Birch Hill.

Born in Sweden 71 Years ago Mr. Carlson died Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital. Coming to Fairbanks from Dawson in the early days Mr. Carlson began mining on Poverty Bar in 1901 and later worked in partnership with Andrew Swanson on Hunker Creek. In later years he prospected, in the Chandalar District. At the time of his death he was U.S. Commissioner and Postmaster at Chandalar.

In all his years in Alaska he made only one trip to the outside when he visited his wife and daughter in Seattle. His only known survivors are Mrs. Hilda Carlson, their daughter, Mrs. Gladys Pederson and a Grand-daughter at Enumclaw, Washington.

Source: Wed. June 28th, 1944


Carl Carlson of Chandalar Dies Fairbanks

Death yesterday claimed Carl Leonard "Charlie" Carlson, U.S. Commissioner and Postmaster of Chandalar, who was flown here on a stretcher last week by Pilot Bob Ried of Wien Airlines. Mr. Carlson, who was 71 years old, died at 12:39 P.M. at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Born in Sweden, the old timer is survived by a daughter Mrs. Lloyd Penderson, of Enumclau, Washington.

Source:  Newsminer June 26, 1944




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