Happy Birthday to Mr. Fielding, said to be one of Soapy’s cronies. He was born on this day April 26,1880 perhaps in Brighton, England. He was “captured” (after Soapy was killed) at Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot Trail and hauled back to Skagway.
He must have decided to stay in Juneau after that because he shows up in the World War One draft registration there. Here is a photo of some guys at Sheep Camp trying to hide Fielding under a pile of coats. Perhaps Jeff Smith has a photo of him?
Haigh p. 101; WW1 reg in Juneau
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No photo of Fielding in my files that I recognize at the moment. Is your statement about hiding Fielding true?
No, just kidding around…but the photo is at Sheep Camp, such delightful fellows!