Annie Laurie Falls

Obit:Tuesday, September 11, 1962

End of the Trail

Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.

Annie Laurie Falls, 81, died September 11 when fire swept through the cabin in which she and her husband lived, a mile from Livengood. She was an invalid confined to a wheelchair. Her husband, Ben, 84, discovered the tragedy upon his return from an overnight trip to his mining property on Wilbur Creek. Annie was a nurse in Toronto when she met Ben in 1903 as he prepared to head north with the gold stampeders. He promised they would marry and she waited patiently for 23 years, until Ben wrote asking her to meet him in Seattle. They were married there and went north to Ben's claim in the Livengood area, about 85 miles north of Fairbanks, where they lived for the last 35 years. [Jan1963]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Jan 1963

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