Christopher Copstead

Obit:Tuesday, April 30, 1968
Ketchikan Gateway Co, Alaska

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.

Christopher Copstead, 82, pioneer Alaskan, died April 30 in Ketchikan. He moved from Trondheim, Norway to Alaska in 1906, returning to Norway in 1911 to marry Ingertna Jensen. The following year Copstead brought his bride to Sulzer, Alaska, where they lived until moving to Ketchikan in 1918. Mrs. Copstead died in 1947. Copstead had been an employee of Ketchikan Building Company and National Bank of Alaska. He was a member of Pioneers of Alaska. Survivors include five sons, Elmer, Astoria, Oregon; Roald, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Arnold, Kennew|ek, Wash.; Thor, Edmonds, Wash.; Leif, Renton, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Qenbow, Kent, Wash., and five brothers arid two sisters in Norway.

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Oct 1968

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