Dawson June 3 1919 twelve men died as a result of ptomaine poisoning following a banquet at a mining camp on Hunker Creek. There were thiry six to the May 22 dinner The dead are
George Mundeen, age 43, native of Montreal also known as Thomas Munday
Antoine Zadidovich alias Smith native of Dalmatia
Otto Nording age 40, native of Sweden, leaves a wife and five children in Dawson
Findley McDonald age 62, native of New Glasgow, NS
Angus Chisholm age 40 of Antigonish NS, leaves a wife and two small children in Vancouver
Albert Gauderieu age 49, single native of St Thomas, Quebec
William Cyrus Lawson age 39, native of Fort Scott Kansas, former prominent dredgeman of Oroville Ca and assistant superintendent of the Yukon Gold Co. Mr Lawson leaves a wife in Dawson and a son in American Aviation Corps in France.
Andrien Barrette age 40 , a native of Bartholomew, NB leaves a wife and 3 children in Dawson
Alphonse Rioux age 44, a native of Montreal, leaves a daughter
John Grant age 53, a native of Antigonish NS, For twenty years prominent in silver mining in Aspen Colorado where he also was Sheriff, He leaves a wife and 8 children in Dawson
John Thompson age 34, native of Ireland
William McNeill a native of Antigonish, NS
reprinted in BC Genealogist, Volume 10, Summer 1981, No 2
Hunker Creek was the third richest creek in the Klondike drainage after Bonanza and Eldorado. It was named after prospector Andrew Hunker who staked Discovery Claim with his partner Charles Johnson in September 1896.