Ray G. Wolfe was born September 23, 1905 in West Liberty, Iowa. He moved to Alaska in January 1927 to work for his uncle in a sheet metal shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and C Street. In the years to follow, he purchased the business and converted it into Wolfe's Department Store.
In 1972, Wolfe sold the department store to his nephew, Jerry Wolf, who renamed it Wolf's Home Furnishings.
Wolfe died the morning of October 5, 1977 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.
- "Former Mayor Of City Dies", Anchorage Times, p. 1, October 6, 1977
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