Bits and Pieces
Railroad Commissioners Accident Report
Dec 31, 1880
Portland And Ogdensburg Railroad.
June 14, 1880, Joseph Paine
, foreman Sebago Lake ice houses, fell from
the top of box car and was run over. He died the same night.
June 15, 1880, Peter Bufore,
gravel train hand, unloading car at
Crawford Notch Trestle
in New Hampshire, fell about forty feet upon the
rocks and was killed.
September 30, 1880, O. J. Riley
, section foreman, caught his hand in his
car crank and was so badly injured as to require the amputation of his
August 20, 1880, Daisy M. Bessom
, a child twenty-two months old, was run
over and killed near the Glen station
June 15, 1880, a Mrs. Bunker
and child were struck by the engine in
attempting to cross the track in a carriage near Old Point. She was
slightly injured, and the childs arm broken.
August 11, 1880, Abel Wood, jr.
, an employe, was injured while in the
discharge of his duty, so that he died the next day.
A. W. WILDES, )
JOHN F. ANDERSON,. .
CHAS. J. TALBOT, J Commissioners.
Augusta, December 31, 1880.
Clinton I. Burke:
Mr. Burke, of Charlotte,
passed away October 6, 2009. Born and reared in
he was the last surviving child of the late
Joe and Alice Burke
His life journey began at an early age. At 15, he worked winters on the formidable
, cross-country skiing or snow shoeing 8/12 miles to the summit to work in winter temperatures of -35 degrees with winds of up to 200 miles per hour. So was forged his work ethic.
Going off to War in 1941 with the Navy,
he served aboard the
and for his service received the
Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Medal of Valor
. Upon the war's end, he returned to his beloved New Hampshire with his bride,
. He lost Priscilla after 63 years of marriage enduring together the joys and pitfalls of life. From the day of her passing until his own, his greatest longing was to be returned to her side.
He was a 40-year member of Mount Washington Lodge
#87 AF & AM, Bektash Temple
, and passed the 32nd degrees of the
He raised three sons
and by example taught them the values of honesty, work ethic and love of God, Country and family. He lost his eldest son,
in 1985. His two sons, Jerry and Clint, Jr. and wives, Wendy and Sandy,
survive him, as do
, Noah, Caleb and Elijah,
their wives, one
granddaughter, Raine and a great grandson, Shamus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
11 brothers and sisters
A celebration of Clint's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 10th at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28273 with the Reverend Luke Maybry officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rotary Flight of Honor, P.O. Box 495, Gastonia, NC 28053, or the donor's charity of choice.
The family cannot begin to express all their gratitude
to the staff and doctors of CMC Main, 11th
Floor ICU, who made Clint's last days not only peaceful, but memorable.
Published in Charlotte Observer on October 9, 2009
funeral was held on October 17th in Bartlett, New Hampshire at
the Congregational Church and burial followed in the Garland
Ridge Cemetery. The picture is from the 1933 Bartlett
Grammar School Yearbook and is titled "1932-1933 Honor Roll
Grades 1 - 6 Click image for a bigger version
Clint is well remembered by all who lived in the village. I
remember he always had an interest in what us teenagers were
doing. During the mid 80's Clint was the school bus
Clint Jr and Jerry have promised to send me some more detail
about their Dad to be included here...(let this be your