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Originally from Sweden, Helge Boquist settled in the village of Circle, Alaska. His wife, Gladys, was an Athabascan woman whose family was also from the Circle area. According to Helge, Gladys' father worked for Jack McQuesten, a well-known trader and prospector along the Yukon River in the late 1800s; his job was to collect gold that local miners owed McQuesten. The Boquists lived a subsistence lifestyle, which included hunting, fishing and trapping, and Helge also did some gold mining at Woodchopper Creek. Helge passed away in 1996 at the age of 90 years old.