1964 Alaskan Earthquake
144 Deaths in the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake (March 27th): The Tsunami took 129 lives, the Earthquake, 15 lives. (I am counting Ralph Thompson, 3rd officer on the freighter, Chena, who had a massive heart attack and was evacuated from the boat, but didn’t die until the following morning. He is not listed in the official death count).
* The last name on the list is my cousin, Jerry.
PLEASE READ THESE NAMES OUT LOUD:
Simmie Alexanderoff, Eddie Anderson, Mary Anderson, Rudy Anderson, Adolph John Arrigone, Sgt. Kenneth T. Ayers, Clayton James Baker, David George Barnes, Micky Lee Barnes, Ricky Barnes, Vicky Barnes, Clarence Paul Bledsoe, Alfred Blendheim, Dan Boddy, Alfred Brossow, Freddy Brown, Jack Leroy Bushor Jr., Charles W. Byers Sr., Rev. Duane Carriker, Thomas Carroll, Alex Chimovisky, Annie Chimovisky, Emanuel Chimovisky, Agatha Winifred Clawson, William E. Clawson, Dennis Cunningham, Maurice Curry, Frances Damon, Larry Damon, Leonard Day, Alberta Day, Mary Eva Deis, Earl Floyd Edwards, Juanita Pearl Edwards, Emil Elbe, Sally Eleshansky, Steve Eleshansky, Tonda Eleshanksy, Frank Erb, Jack Evanoff, Nellie Evanoff, Sally Evanoff, Willie Evanoff, Mabel M. Fenner, Joan V. Fields, Lester Floyd Finke, Douglas A. Granger, Paul Gregorieff, James Wilson Growden Sr., David Growden, James Growden Jr., William Hammerly, Mrs. William Hammerly, Margaret Harris, Donald Harrington, Robert Percy Harrison, Jesse Lee Hatch, Henry Henderson, Lavella Hillsbery, Arvilla Jackson, Cindy Jackson, Danny Jackson, Dora Jackson, Sam Johnson, Bill Jones, George Joselyn, Billy Joy, Gary Lynn Kleparek, Leora Knight, Stanley Knutsen, Daria Kompkoff, Willie Kompkoff, Julia Kompkoff, Norma Jean Kompkoff, Richard Kompkoff, Joann Kompkoff, Howard H. Kraiger, Patricia Kulstand, John "Sut" Larson, Virgil Connoly Layton, Lousie McKenzie, Robert McKenzie, Richard A. "Ricky" McKenzie, Tammie McKenzie, Oran Gilbert Magruder, James W."Jay" Manson, Joseph S. Martinez, Sgt. Donald McClure, Alvin Ross McCoy, Perry Mead III, Merrell P. Mead, Lewis Mickelson, Teresa Lee Mickelson, Randy Mickelson, Keith Mickelson, Victor More, Donald Mueller, Harry Nielsen, Lt. Col. Thomas Norris, Don O’Leary, Theodore Panamarioff, James Parks, Sammy Pettikof, Frank O. Reid, Albert Reft Sr., Richard Jay Robinson, James Rowe, Mary Louise "Bobby" Rustigan, William Elmer "Dutch" Schmidt, Eugene Albert Schultz, Jeanne Selanoff, William "Billy Selanoff, Thomas Selanoff, Robert Selanoff Jr., Robert Martin Simmons, Louise Simmons, Frank Spadaro, Sterling Stapp, Deborah Stuart, Earl Lincoln "Smokey" Stuart, Janice Stuart, Larry Stuart, Marie Stuart, Lee Marlin Styer, George Tabasco, William G. Taylor, Ralph Thompson, Phillip Totemoff Jr., Jack Theodore VanBuskirk, Anna Vlasoff, Richard P. Vosgien, Arlene F. Wallace, Frank Walunga, Gerianne Dee Ware, Elis Waseli, Phillip G. Wheeler, Alva Marvin Wisdom, Milton Thomas "Bud" Williams, Bonita Ione Wright, William Eugene Wright, Donald Wyatt, Nick Zeider, Gerald Lee Hibner-Zook.