Tikhon, appointed as bishop of the Aleutians and Alaska in 1898, returned to Russia in 1907. In 1917, he was elected to the office of Patriarch, an office he held until his death in 1925. The Orthodox Church in America refers to him as St. Tikhon,...
Verso: Wm. Lewis and family. A native family at Wrangell. Mr. Lewis has for years been elected a member of the town council by white votes. The man at the extreme right is Wm. Fletcher, a brother in law, a prominent boat builder.
Photocopy of article from the FAIRBANKS NEWS, March 17, 1909. Washington, D. C., March 17, Dele-
gate Wickersham, of Alaska, took
his formal oath of office and was
seated in the house of representa-
tives yesterday. The...