Viktor Kosenko (1896 –1938) was a Ukrainian composer, concert pianist, and educator born in Saint Petersburg. He composed over 100 compositions for piano among waltzes, preludes, nocturnes, sonatas and mazurkas, in a total of about 250 musical works such as his symphonic Moldavian poem, violin and piano concertos, trios and string quartets during his short musical career. His vocal compositions include a large number of ballads, choral and folk arrangements as well.
Karl Dane (1886 - 1934) was a Danish comedian and actor known for his work in American films, mainly of the silent film era. He worked alongside Rudolph Valentino, John Gilbert and King Vidor. In 1926, he teamed up with George K Arthur to form the successful comedy duo Dane Arthur. In the 1930s, Dane was forced to quit his film career due to a nervous breakdown and trouble with his heavy accent. Unable to find work in the film industry, he eventually killed himself in 1934.
Called “the senator-maker,” Alexander McKenzie was the powerful Republican national committeeman from North Dakota. He secured appointment of his lackeys as federal officials at Nome, then went north to steal the best gold mines at Nome.
Sigmund Steinhart (Steinhardt) was born in Sulzbach, Bavaria in 1833 into a German-Jewish family. He came to the United States at the age of 17 in Sigmunds brothers were Ignatz and Frederick, the former of whom is well known banker in San Francisco