| November/December 1976

  • Grist Mill on the tandem trailer

    Jerry W. Weber

  • Grist Mill on the tandem trailer

LINCOLN BEAMISH of Hamiota died accidentally July 25, 1976, three days before the Manitoba Agricultural Museum Reunion. He was in his 74th year. He farmed in the Hamiota district all his life. Lincoln had worked with steam engines all his life. He and his brother, Doug, worked on sawmills at Riding Mountain Park. Had threshed, plowed and graded roads with steam engines. He was a dedicated person at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum from the beginning 22 years ago. He was always there lending a helping hand at anything there was to be done-moving a building, engine or just to take a break and stop and talk. He was always there from May to the end of September working and bringing in machinery, voluntarily. He steamed up the George White engine whenever school children came to show them how it operated and to help them understand steam. He was an excellent neighbor and he will be greatly missed by Hamiota friends and volunteer workers at the Museum.

Submitted by Bob McMillan, Box 52, Miami, Manitoba, Canada ROG IHO.

DOUG BEAMISH of Hamiota, Manitoba died August 11 suddenly of a heart attack. This happened only two weeks after his brother, Lincoln, was accidentally killed. Doug was in his 70th year. To me and others who knew and joked with Doug--called him 'Uncle Doug.' He was always cheerful and kind. Doug farmed in Hamiota all his life and was a very good neighbor. He worked with steam engines since he could talk. In later years he worked in sawmills, threshing gangs and plowed. Doug loved steam so much he plowed and threshed with his 65 Case during the last several years. This year at the reunion in the threshing contest, Doug was beltman for the team which won. He was very proud of his trophy which really made this year's show for him. He was a good worker in the Museum. He will be another good pioneer gone from our midst and greatly missed, but always remembered.

Submitted by Bob McMillan, Box 52, Manitoba, Canada ROG IHO.

ARLEIGH G. FULKS, age 70, Cave City, Kentucky died September 21, 1976. Arleigh was former owner and operator of Fulks Welding and Machine Shop. He was a pioneer in the restoration of gasoline engines for himself and his friends. He was one of the organizers of Mammoth Cave Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Association in January 1076 and was serving at the first vice-president of this organization at the time of his death.

Submitted by William H. Magers, Secretary, Mammoth Cave Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Route 1, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.