Sunday’s Obituary – Arthur W. Fox, 2 Jan., 1940 – Juneau, Alaska Territory


Remains of Juneau Attorney Discovered in Forenoon in His Rooms

Arthur W. Fox, well known Juneau attorney, was found dead this forenoon in his room in the Valentine Building, where it is believed he had passed away about 24 hours before. He was seen Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock outside of the building by Mrs. Ruth Marshall.

Born in England, Judge Fox was 64 years of age. He came to the United States in the nineties. Living for several years in California, he was purser on a ship which operated between San Francisco and Australia.

In 1902 he came to the Territory and lived in both Hyder and Ketchikan before taking up permanent residence in Juneau in 1922. He was employed by the Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. for some time after coming here and was also connected with the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. He was City Clerk for two years and was Deputy Clerk of the Court at one time. Judge Fox served as United States Commissioner at Hyder, Ketchikan and in Juneau, holding this position the last time during Judge Justine W. Harding’s term of office. He was admitted to the bar in 1910 and for the past several years had his law office in the Valentine Building.

Mr. Fox was well known and respected in the Territory. He was a member of Mount Juneau Lodge No. 147, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was affiliated also with the Elks Lodge in this city.

No living relatives are known and the remains are at the Charles W. Carter Mortuary.

An inquest was being held at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon.

Juneau Alaska Empire, 2 January 1940, page 1, column 5

Alaska Newspapers Searches

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The new Alaska Newspapers Index project at the Alaska State Library is an interesting on-line genealogy resource.

There are newspapers from many places in Alaska, including Fairbanks and Juneau. These two are the primary cities for statewide news. Chena, Tanana, Nenana, Hot Springs, Rampart City, and Fort Adams newspapers are also in the archive database.

Although most of the database is searchable by title, headline, and year, Juneau’s records include the abstracts and authors of articles where available. The bulk of the database is as described, an index. The full-text must still be gotten elsewhere.

As a professional genealogist covering the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, I am in a place to retrieve the full-text of the many of the articles indexed in the database. In most cases it is possible to retrieve the image of the article as a JPEG or TIFF file for quicker turn-around on your order.