Clay Street Cemetery in Fairbanks, AK

I don’t have any family here in Alaska, so I haven’t frequented the local cemeteries.

We just sold our house in rural North Pole and moved into a hotel in downtown Fairbanks for the next few weeks.  (SEVEN of us in ONE room!!)

It’s kind of nice being in town. Everything is so close by.

My daughter and I went for a walk this morning.  We came upon an old cemetery and the caretaker (a very nice guy) walked us around and showed us some of the older graves.

The Clay Street Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Fairbanks and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  There are many old miners buried there and some Russian immigrants.  I decided to take a couple of pictures, because I couldn’t resist.

I liked this one, because I thought it was an interesting name. Huhtasaari – that’s a different one, isn’t it?And this one is a Russian immigrant.  I always wished I had some Russian ancestry, because I studied Russian in school.Do you have an ancestor buried in this cemetery?  I’m here for another 3 weeks.  If anyone wants a picture of a specific gravestone, I’m more than happy to take one!:)

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  • Norman Wood - June 29, 2010 - 9:32 am

    I am looking for information concerning Clarence Henry Tracey. He passed away on Nov, 1, 2001 and is buried in one of the Fairbanks cemeteries. I believe he is in either the Clay Street or the Birch Hill Cemetery. IF you can send me a photo of the headstone and his opbit I will greatly appericate it. I will take any info i can get. I have just started this search and birth and death dates are all I have.
    Tghanks for tyhe help.
    Norm Wood

    • Jen - July 6, 2010 - 12:17 pm

      I am so sorry, but I’m no longer in Fairbanks. I just moved to Savannah – a zillion miles away.ReplyCancel

  • Norman Wood - July 30, 2010 - 11:05 pm

    I am looking for information concerning Clarence Henry Tracey. He died in Fairbanks on 1 Nov. 1921. His current location is in either the Clay Street or the Birch Hill Cemetery. The exact location is General #3 EXT. Tier 12 Row 10. I would very much like to have a photo of his headstone and a copy of his obit. I live near San Francisco CA. and will not be getting to the far north in the future. I can really use some help on this.
    Please help if you can.
    Thank you
    Norman WoodReplyCancel

  • Norman Wood - July 30, 2010 - 11:08 pm

    Correction to my last posting. The correct DOD is Nov. 1, 2001.
    Sorry for the error.

  • Amy Stratman - September 2, 2011 - 12:51 am

    Norman, I can help you out if you still need the info. I dont see the photo on, so I assume you never got one. Please email me, brandyspam@yahoo.comReplyCancel

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