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#1 Oct 17, 2011
Does anyone really know who this person was ? Man or woman , logger,miner, fisherman? With modern resources I don't always have access but someone else might
#2 Nov 12, 2011
#6 Sep 3, 2012
I worked on that cemetery years ago and heard a story about this person to be a vampire. Story says that half was burried in Ketchikan and half on another island.
#7 Sep 4, 2012
Research regarding Mrs. Zitz
Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle 10/11/1937
Mrs. John Zitz Dies at 62
Mrs. John D. Zitz, 62, resident of Ketchikan since 1922, died in her apartment home on Front street last night from heart failure after a brief illness.
Mrs. Zitz came here from her homeland of Yugoslavia to join her husband, who now is employed at the Ketchikan Cold Storage dock. In addition to the widower three sons survive. They are Val, local buyer for Oxenberg Brothers fish company; John, also of Ketchikan, and Nicholas, who lives in Seattle.
Although she had been ill for three days, her death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed early this afternoon.
Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle 10/12/1937
Rosary services will be held for Mrs. John D. Zitz, who died Sunday night, at the Graham Funeral Parlors tonight at 8 o’clock. Father Dinand will officiate. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Zitz have not been completed pending word from Seattle on whether a son can come north for the services.
Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle 10/14/1937
Funeral services for Mrs. John D. Zitz, who died here Sunday night, will be held from the Catholic church at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. Father Dinand will officiate. Burial will be made here.
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