Joe Sherman Carroll1,2

#27724, (1 August 1919 - 17 August 1999)
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Anna Margaret Donovan
Father*James Albert Carroll1 (1892 - 1963)
Mother*Fannie Martin1 (c 1902 - )


Margaret Stevens b. 1930, d. 2016
Birth*1 August 1919He was born on 1 August 1919 at Fort Yukon, Alaska.2 
20 February 1920He appeared on the census of 20 February 1920 in the household of James Albert Carroll and Fannie Martin, as baby Carroll, age 6 mos.3 
11 October 1930He appeared on the census of 11 October 1930 in the household of James Albert Carroll and Fannie Martin, as Joseph, age 9y 2m, b. Athabaska Takudl; (neis. Esias Loola, Julia Loola, David Frank, John Stevens.)4 
20 January 1940He appeared on the census of 20 January 1940 in the household of James Albert Carroll and Fannie Martin at Fort Yukon, 4th JD, Circle Prec., AlaskaG.5 
Marriage*25 December 1948He married Margaret Stevens, daughter of Charlie Stevens and Hanna Peter, on 25 December 1948 at AlaskaG.6 
Death*17 August 1999He died on 17 August 1999 at age 80.2 
Burial*20 August 1999He was buried on 20 August 1999 at Hudson Bay Cemetery, Fort Yukon, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AlaskaG.7 
Obituary21 August 1999Obituary for Joe Sherman Carroll was published on 21 August 1999.7,8 


  1. [S2341] Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska, obituary for James A Carroll, 1963, q.v.
  2. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Joe Sherman Carroll, son of James Carroll and Fannie Martin, b. Fort Yukon AK 1 Aug 1919, d. 17 Aug 1999.
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. James (30), b. NS, parents b. US, trapper; Fannie (24), b. and mother b. AK, father b. Canada, mother tongue Kutchen.
  4. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. James A (38), b. MN, father b. ME, mother b. NB, trapper, fur business; Fannie (28), b. and mother b. Athabaska Takudl, father b. Canada, housework.
  5. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. James (47), b. MN, trapper, fur business; Fanny (38), b. AK, Athabaskan linguistic group.
  6. [S2343] Alaska Marriage License Docket, 1946 - 1952, Alaska State Archives, Juneau, Alaska, online Marriage License Docket No. 26, Circle Prec., Application 22 Dec 1948, Marr. Lic. issued 25 Dec 1948, no return recorded, Ref. VS1142. Joe Carroll, age 29, trapper, and Margaret Stevens, age 18, both res. Fort Yukon.
  7. [S1628], online, Wooden cross "Joseph Sherman Carroll Sr" and military grave markers. Narrative: Citation from Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug 1999.
    Fort Yukon resident Joseph S. Carroll Sr., 80, died peacefully Aug. 17, 1999, at his home, surrounded by his wife and children. A funeral with a visitation was held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Fort Yukon. The Revs. George and Hunter Silides officiated. A potlatch followed at the Addie Shewfelt building.
    Mr. Carroll was born Aug. 1, 1919, to James and Fannie Carroll in Fort Yukon. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force on Feb. 4, 1943, and honorably discharged on Feb. 21, 1946. He served with the 83rd Supply Squadron at Ladd Field. He also was stationed at Boeing Field in Seattle. He was a World War II veteran involved in the Aleutian Attu campaign. He received the Asiati-Pacific Theatre Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. On Dec. 25, 1948, he married Margaret Stevens of Eagle. Together, they had 14 children and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. His family wrote: ''Joe was one of the greatest trappers, fishermen and hunters in the Yukon Flats and Crow Flats area. He lived a subsistence lifestyle, which he loved. He also proxy hunted for many in Fort Yukon, especially the elders. He also fought fires seasonally in his younger years.'' He was also involved as an employee in the construction of the military base at Fort Yukon. His family added that Joe was a ''beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.'' Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his sons, Charles, Clifton and Charles, Lawrence, Rodrick, Jimmy and Joe Jr.; his brothers, Clifton, Harry Sr. and James Ward Sr.; and sister, Mable.
    He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and their children, Ernest, Bonnie and Steve Ginnis, Margaret and Alex Clark, Deborah Hardy, Dorothy Carroll, Brenda Carroll; his special nurse, Patricia Carroll; and Sarah and Tom Knudson; grandchildren, Melody Carroll, Steve Ginnis II, Roxy Carroll, Roxanne and Robert John Knudson, Weston Baalam, Elvis James, Katelyn Englishoe; great-grandchildren, RayAnn Carroll and Trey Petersen; brothers, Tommy Carroll Sr., Richard Carroll Sr., Calfin Carroll and Albert Carroll Sr.; sisters, Delores Sloan, Ann Moran, Fannie Booth; sisters-in-law, Alice Carroll, Jessie Carroll and Doris Ward.

    Memorial 74732983 , created by Nancy K, photo added by Mitzi.
  8. [S1521] United States GenealogyBank Obituaries, online, Citing Anchorage Daily News. Joseph S Carroll Sr., b. Fort Yukon 1 Aug 1919, d. AK 17 Aug 1999. Names mother Fannie Carroll; wife Margaret Stevens; sons [includes in-laws] Joe Jr., James Carroll, Charles, Clifton, Charles, Lawrence, Rodrick, Jimmy, ernest Ginnis, Steve Ginnis and Alex Clark; daus. [includes in-laws] Margaret Clark, Bonnie Ginnis, Deborah Hardy, Dorothy Carroll, Brenda Carroll and Patricia Carroll; brothers Clifton, Harry Sr., James Ward Sr., Tommy Sr., Richard Sr., Calfin [sic] and Albert Sr.; sisters Delores Sloan, Mable, Ann Moran and Fannie Booth; grandchildren Melody Carroll, Weston Baalam, Steve Ginnis II, Roxy Carroll, Roxanne Knudson, Robert John Knudson, Elvis James, Katelyn Englishoe, Rayann Carroll and Trey Petersen; also Rev. George Silides, Rev. Hunter Silides, Addie Shewfelt, Sarah Knudson and Tom Knudson.