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SHIPWRECK OF THE
PASSENGER SHIP VALENCIA

Dated January 22, 1906

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   On January 22, 1906, the ship Valencia, with 173 onboard, 
wrecked off Beale Point, Vancouver Island on its way from San Francisco 
to Seattle. Strong currents in deep fog pulled the ship onto the rocks 
after a 250 foot sounding just 3 hrs. prior. 136 were killed--tragedy 
as rescue boats could not get close to ship as they too would wreck on 
rocks. Nine survived in one lifeboat which escaped. Many men and all 
women refused to go into lifeboats after seeing one capsize as it was 
being loaded, tossing all in to the sea.  There were only 37 survivors; 
two officers, 23 crewmen, and 12 passengers. All of the women and children 
perished.The found unknown are buried in Mt. Pleasant.

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From the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Jan. 24, 1906:

"Following is the passenger list of the Valencia:.

First class  

J. S. Widmer, for Seattle;
J. F. Neley, for Seattle;
N. H. Anderson, for Seattle;
Miss Van Wyck, for Seattle;
Alice Stelzenberg, and two children, for Seattle;
F. T. Fondo, for Seattle;
R. Brown, for Seattle;
G. W. Taylor, and wife, for Seattle;
Burt Parker, for Seattle;
C. A. Lohan, for Seattle;
William Sibley, for Seattle;
Mrs. W. C. Rosenberger, for Seattle;
Miss J. Shave, for Seattle;
D. N. Peters, for Seattle;
Harry Ward, for Seattle;
G. Walker, for Seattle;
H. T. Telgman, for Seattle;
W. C. Neele, for Seattle;
H. Hoelscher, for Seattle;
J. J. Dusel, for Seattle;
Mrs. Wilkinson, for Seattle;
Miss W. Cole, for Seattle;
C. Allison, for Seattle;
Fred Erickson, for Seattle;
Charles Samuel, for Seattle;
G. Nonenbacker, for Seattle;
W. Lombardine, for Seattle;
F. F. Bunker, and wife, for Seattle;
George D. Haraden, for Seattle;
Mrs. D. D. Stewart, for Juneau; 
Harry Woolriege, for Vancouver; 
A. T. Ralph, for Vancouver; 
William Smith, for Vancouver;
Donald Ross, for victoria;
G. H. Jesse, for Victoria;
Mrs. E. Bodertscher, for Tacoma; 
W. S. Hume, destination not given;
J. B. Graham, destination not given.
Total - 43

Second class -

James Wright, for Seattle;
James Inglehorne, for Seattle;
M. O'Neill, for Seattle;
Harry Creggy, for Seattle;
W. Wilson, for Seattle;
Jacob Loorng, for Seattle;
Theodore Shreve, for Seattle;
L. Pantha, for Seattle;
Peter Glube, for Seattle;
Mike Mycovic, for Seattle;
P. J. Campbell, for Seattle;
Theodore Chleves (Chieves?), for Seattle;
J. B. Shanton, for Seattle;
G. Erickson, for Seattle;
S. E. Dawson, for Seattle;
T. Peterson, for Seattle;
G. P. Nordstrown and wife, for Seattle;
T. J. Campbell and wife, for Seattle;
J. Montgomery, for Seattle;
C. A. Cosette, for Seattle;
Peter Hogan, for Seattle;
W. M. Ogle and wife, for Seattle;
Yosuaki Hosada, for Seattle;
S. Rancuma, for Seattle;
T. Manwaki, for Seattle;
D. Dailey, for Seattle;
A. Handgert, for Seattle;
H. Hawkins, for Seattle;
T. Simpson, for Seattle;
T. Martin, for Seattle;
C. West, for Seattle;
W. A. Bean, for Seattle;
H. Fisher, for Seattle;
C. Yuller, for Seattle;
J. Murphy, for Seattle;
R. Hill, for Seattle;
J. Keating, for Seattle;
J. Willits, for Seattle;
M. S. Smith, for Seattle;
J. Hosie, for Seattle;
A. Karr, for Vancouver;
E. Pentilla, for Juneau;
Frank Novock, for Tacoma;
Sem Tam, for Tacoma;
P. Waughtil, for Tacoma;
J. McCafferty, for Victoria;
J. Ferale, for Victoria;
Jacob Nikko, destination not given;
J. E. Lucas, destination not given;
J. T. Dohrty, destination not given.
Total - 55.

Officers of the Valencia -

Captain O. M. Johnson.
First Officer W. Holmes.
Second Officer P. Peterson.
Third Officer J. H. Cameron.
Fourth Officer A. Aberg.
Purser J. J. 0'Farrell.
Freight Clerk F. Lehn.
Assistant Freight Clerk E. E. Hopkins. 
Chief Engineer W. Downing. 
First Assistant Engineer T. Carrick.
Second Assistant Engineer S. Davis.
Third Assistant Engineer R. M. Nelson. 
Chief Steward J. E. Hoddinott.
Second Steward N. H. Campbell."

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From the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Jan. 25, 1906:

"HERE IS A CORRECT LIST OF VALENCIA SURVIVORS

This List Was Compiled at Noon Today by Associated Press.

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 25.  Following is a correct
list of survivors of the steamer Valencia to date:

Survivors picked up by the City of Topeka:

C. ALLISON, passenger, 619 Gaultier street, St. Paul.
J. J. JOHNSON, third cook, 115 Ruis street, San Francisco.
G. L. WILLITS, passenger, 10y2 Julia street, San Francisco.
P. POIVANER, fireman, 26 Essex street, San Francisco.
G. D. HARADNER, passenger, 419 1/2 South Main street, Los Angeles.
M. FARPREY, quartermaster, 1036 Minna street San Francisco.
P. O. BRIER, waiter, 235 Stevenson street, San Francisco.
W. RAYMOND, messman, South San Francisco.
K. F. Karrick, first assistant engineer, 1505 Sanchez street, San Francisco.
JOSEPH M'CAFFERY, passenger, West St. John, N. B.
J. WALCH, waiter, 36 Chattanooga street, San Francisco.
A. HAWKINS, passenger, 14 Fourth avenue, North Seattle.
J. HODDINOTT, waiter, 1918 Leavenworth street, San Francisco.
PETER PETERSON, second officer, 1127 Twentieth street, San Francisco.

Survivors who reached shore in first boat: 

F. F. BUNKER, assistant superintendent of schools, Seattle, who lost his 
   wife and two daughters.
J. RICHLEY, fireman.
CARL SAMUEL, first class passenger, for Seattle.
MICHAEL HONE, second class passanger, for Seattle.
R. BROWN.
A Japanese named HASODA, from Oakland to Seattle.

Survivors who reached shore in second boat.

T. J. M'CARTHY, boatswain.
THOMAS SHIELS.
F. CAMPBELL, a second class passenger, who lost his wife and sixteen-year-old daughter.
B. N. LEDHOS, fireman.
ALBERT WELLS, aged seventeen, of the U. S. Navy.
JOHN MARK, San Francisco.
W. GOSLIN, San Francisco.
T. LAMPSON, San Francisco.
C. BROWN, San Francisco.

The loss of live is estimated at 123."

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From the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Jan. 25, 1906:

"ALAMEDA PEOPLE ARE AMONG MISSING

  In the latest list of the survivors of the wreck of the steamer
Valencia the names of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Nordstrom, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Campbell and E. E. Hopkins do not appear, and they are supposed
to be numbered with the dead.

  The Nordstroms, with their little daughter, Marguerite, aged
8 years, and the Campbells, with Mrs. Campbell's daughter, Miss
Ruby Gordon, aged 16 years, all lived in Alameda. They sailed on
the Valencia last Saturday together, being booked as second class
passengers. Mr. and Mrs. Nordstrom resided at 2030 Central avenue,
Alameda, for some months, coming from Portland. The
Campbells were formerly of South Africa and latterly of Australia.
While in Alameda they made their home at 1715 Park street.
The two families were close in friendship, Nordstrom and
Campbell being engaged in the same line of business, agents for the
Singer Sewing Machine Company. Campbell sometime ago quit
the machine business and was devoting his time to life insurance.
About two weeks ago the two men decided to try the northern field
with their respective lines, and it was arranged that they take their
families along and locate permanently in the north.

  The list of survivors mentions the name of F. Campbell. Whether
this is intended for T. J. Campbell is not clear, but there is a bare
possibility that it is the Alameda man, for in the original list of passengers
there appeared Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Campbell, and it is not at
all unlikely that this is a mistake, the "T" being taken for an "F."

  E. E. Hopkins, who is also numbered among the victims of the
wreck, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hopkins of 2241 Clinton avenue,
Alameda. He was the freight clerk on the Valencia and had
been running up and down the coast for several years. He had
lived in Alameda all his life and was about 24 years old. The Hopkins
family is one in which home ties are especially close and the
members are prostrated over the awful news from Victoria."

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From the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA, Jan. 25, 1906:

"ONLY THIRTY-FIVE KNOWN SURVIVORS
VICTORIA, B. C., JAN. 25.  THOUGH THERE IS FAINT HOPE THAT INCOMING VESSELS TODAY
MAY BRING A FEW SURVIVORS OF THE STEAMER VALENCIA, WHICH WENT ASHORE LATE MONDAY
NIGHT, AND WHICH BROKE UP ON THE ROCKS YESTERDAY,, THERE ARE ONLY THIRTY-FIVE
KNOWN SURVIVORS OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE PERSONS WHO WERE ON BOARD
THE VALENCIA WHEN SHE STRUCK NEAR KLANAWA ROCK, FIVE MILES FROM CAPE BEALE.
THE KNOWN SAVED ARE TWENTY PERSONS WHO WERE PICKED UP FROM A LIFE RAFT BY
THE STEAMER TOPEKA AT ONE O'CLOCK YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AND THE FIFTEEN SURVIVORS
WHO PUT OFF FROM THE WRECK IN TWO BOATS AND SUCCEEDED IN REACHING VANCOUVER
ISLAND."

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