T. Walter Gaffney

Death:Saturday, July 22, 1967

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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.


T. Walter Gaffney, pioneer Alaskan and� longtime Ketchikan merchant, died in Seattle� July 22 on his 85th birthday. Born in Grand� Forks, North Dakota, he came north to Nome� in 1903 with the gold stampede and made his� home there until 1913 when he moved to� Cordova. He traveled throughout the Territory as a salesman until 1924 when he settled� in Ketchikan and joined C. M. Hayes in the� business which is now Gaffney's Men's Wear.� � Mr. Gaffney bought out Hayes' interest in� 1937, and upon his retirement in 1950, turned� the store's operation over to his son-in-law,� Al Wingren. Since that time, he and his wife,� � the former Genevieve Whalen of Cordova,� had made their home in Santa Barbara and� Seattle.� [Oct1967]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Oct 1967

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