Marshall Bond was born in 1867 in Orange, Virginia and he came to Skagway with his brother Louis from Santa Clara California in 1897. He was a miner who started the government in Skagway in 1897. He had many mining interests and he knew Jack London.
The photo above is from his descendent Richard Bond: “The second photograph from my family’s file at Yale University Beinecke Library was taken later. It shows my grandfather Marshall Bond holding the dog that inspired Buck then left to right Oliver LaFarge, Lyman Colt and Stanley Pearce.”
Mr. Bond died on this day, September 6, 1941 in Santa Barbara, California.
Richard Bond. Read Marshall Bond’s eulogy for Jack London at: