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Jane Vickery Wilson

Jane Vickery Wilson

Jane Vickery Wilson grew up in Kennecott, Alaska with her sister, Deborah Vickery House, when the Kennecott Mine and mill were in operation. Her family moved to Kennecott in 1918 when she was three years old, and lived there until 1931. Their father was the cost accountant for the town, which means he determined how much ore per ton it cost the mine to produce. When they left the mine, the family moved to Seattle so the girls could finish school. Jane lived in Juneau for a few years and met her husband there. She and her husband moved back to Seattle just before the war broke out and stayed there ever since. Jane Wilson died in 2001.

Date of Birth:
Apr 27, 1915
Date of Death:
Jun 24, 2001
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