Nels Hitchcock

We read of Nels Hitchcock’s passing in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner and we are saddened.
Jim (his brother) is the guy the kids remember, but his mother and father were very important in Dad’s 1950’s years in Fairbanks:
From “The Alaskan: America’s Farthest North Political Newspaper:” Lead photo is of Ben Hitchcock–“late homesteader at Caribou Creek was one of the founders of the Alaska Party:”
“FOUNDERS WIFE VIES FOR HOUSE: Kay Hitchcock is a candidate for the House of Representatives from the 3rd Division on the Alaska Party ticket…..Mrs. Hitchcock has two sons, Nels 14, who is attending school in Fairbanks and Jim, who is continuing the family cabin-building business at Caribou Creek.”
There is much more to this article and the newsletter, including a “party history” article (pre-statehood).
It is part of Dad’s and Mom’s history in 1950s Fairbanks. We think of the Hitchcock family very fondly.
Much warmth and love, Chena

2 replies on “Nels Hitchcock”

  1. My late father Rev. Thomas A. Moyer and me (his son) moved from Michigan to Palmer, Alaska in 1948. Dad stopped at Caribou Creek to visit Hitchcock and there seemed to be a air of secrecy which I still don’t understand. In reading Dad’s memoires Dad referenced Mrs. Hitchcock as being a “B.L. girl and has relatives near Marcellus, Michigan”. I believed the initials to refer to a geographic location and can find Bear Lake and Burt Lake as the only villages/towns in Michigan with those two letters in the name. Anyone out there have any input? I understand Ben was one of the founders of the Alaska Party (3rd political party). At one time my Dad ran for Congress of Alaska but dropped out in favour of a GOP friend. I am 83 years old and appreciate any information. Donn J. and Nancy L. Moyer or 253-394-8294

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