Charles Inman Range
Born: Feb 22, 1862
Loc: Near Lincolnville, Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
Died: Mar 6, 1934
Loc: Sunnydale, King Co, WA
Cremated: Location of ashes unknown
Occupation: Gold Miner
Father: John P. Range
Mother: Margaret Ann Cross
Married: Oct 4, 1877 at Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Spouse: Jennie Florence Taylor,
daughter of Mason Taylor and Jane Curtis
|Children: Curtis/Philip/Margaret/Merle Allen|
C. I. Range, a nephew of Lytle and George Range, of this county, came down from Delta, Idaho
on his way to the Klondike gold fields.
Source: Chronicle – Dayton, WA July 1897
|In June 1901 the family was living at Valdez, Alaska|
Charles I. Range departed Seattle, WA on Aug 11, 1897 aboard the
steamer Eliza Anderson on his way to the Klondike gold fields. He
prospected eight miles from Rampart between Little Minook valley and
Hunter Creek. He determined that the entire divide between Hunter and
Little Minook creek consisted of a gravel bed at least a mile wide. He
called his Discovery claim IDAHO BAR, and the name was also adopted for
the entire bar. The Idaho Bar miners convened on May 4 at the cabin of H.H.
Honnen on No. 9 above, Little Minook. The selected H. A. Bigelow chairman,
Edward Keale Keeley secretary, and John Burkman recorder for one year.
They chose Range, John Folger, W. S. Harmon, P. B. Peterson and W. A.
Trinke to draft the bylaws. The enacted bylaws established the discovery
date as May 2, 1898, and credited both Range and Harmon with the
Before leaving for the Koyukuk, Charles Range and Scott Harmon sold to Erastus Brainerd their individual Idaho Bar claims and their joint Eliza Anderson claim on a fork off of Petersons Pup.
Range of Dayton, Washington sold Discovery, Idaho Bar, to Brainerd for $1.00 on 16 Feb. 1899. Harmon of Burke, Idaho sold his Yukon claim, Idaho Bar, to Brainerd also for $1.00 on the same day.Also, Rampart, Little Minook creek, 3:13-14. Range and Harmon jointly sold their Eliza Anderson claim No. 1 on Range's Pup, on the left hand fork of Peterson's Pup. They apparently never returned to Rampart.
Extracted from: Prospecting and Mining Activity in the Rampart, Manly Hot Springs and Fort Gibbon Mining Districts of Alaska, 1894 to the Present Era From the book: Alphabetical Listing of Chisana Miners and Prospectors compiled by Geoff Bleakley, National Park Service.
|Range, Charles I, One of the first miners on Dan Creek in the Nizina district. In 1903 Range and his partner R. Herron worked No. 2. In 1904 Range, Tom Lynch, Charlie Schlosser, Claude Punches and Joe Morris formed the Centrifugal Mining Company and mined Dan Creek No. 5. In 1911-1912, Range again mined in the Nizina district. He was later active in the Chisana district, operating Skookum Creek No. 1 in 1914 and 1915.|
Newspaper Extracts: Titusville, Crawford Co., PA
Rootville – Oct. 29
– Charley Range and family of Seattle, Wash. And Mr. and Mrs. James
Cross were at
1870 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1900 Census: Seattle, Kings Co. WA
1910 Census: Lopez, San Juan Co. WA
1920 Census: Bellingham Twp. Whatcom Co. WA
Charles is also listed in the floating population
Death Notice: Charles I. Range
Range – Charley I., beloved husband of Jennie Range, father of Mrs. Margaret Frase
and M. A. Range. Services Thursday, 3:30 pm Home Undertaking Co
Word has been received here last week of the death of Charlie Range, a former resident in Washington.
Source: Titusville Herald March 14, 1934