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
Submitted by Bob McMillan, Box 52, Miami, Manitoba, Canada
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
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
CHARLES CONKLIN, age 53, of Canal Winchester,
Ohio died at his home April 13, 1976. He was a member of several of
the midwestern antique machinery clubs and was one of the early
collectors of old gasoline engines. He was a friend to all, young
and old, and will be sadly missed by his many friends at the future
shows and reunions.
Submitted by David E. Thompson, 3475 Elder Road, Route 5,
Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
My 12 HP Economy engine and Grist Mill on the tandem trailer;
beside it sets my l? HP John Deere on the original set of trucks.
This picture was taken at the Mammoth Cave Antique Engine &
Tractor Association Show in May of 1976. Also in the picture is my
7 year old daughter, Janet Lynn. She seems to enjoy herself very