James Vincent Tropea

Mr. Tropea was born on this day, June 15, 1873 in Italy. He came to Skagway in 1897, he was a baker. Sometime later he married another native Italian, Clara, and they had two daughters born in 1918 and 1919: Marie and Rosie.
James was a Councilman in 1933-34 here in Skagway. He bought the Golden North Hotel in 1937, and died in Skagway in 1946.

census data; Alaska marriage records; World War 1 registration.



One Reply to “James Vincent Tropea”

  1. Rose was born in January 1st, 1917. James Tropea also owned the town’s movie theater and bakery in Skagway, as well as some real estate that he rented out.

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