Transcribed by Laura Black Boldebook, March 9, 2000.
Biddeford Daily Journal, Friday Evening, August 13, 1897
Old Resident Dead
Charles Burnham, Who Came Here in 1837, Died Last
Charles Burnham, one of the old residents of the city,
died last night at his home on Elm Street.
Seventeen years ago he suffered a shock, which left him
incapacitated for active exertion , though not unable to stir about.
For two years past, however, he had been closely confined, and had suffered
a good deal. His death occurred at 6 p.m.
Five children survive, two sons and three daughters:
Elbridge Burnham, Fred A. Burnham, Mrs. John B. Benson, Mrs. James A. Gordon,
all of this city, and Mrs. James A. Tarbox of Saco. The surviving
brothers of the deceased are: Leonard, of Deering; Thomas, of Hallowell;
and Aaron of Kennebunkport.
Charles Burnham was born in Hollis in 1821. He came
to Biddeford in 1837 and lived here ever since. He was employed in
the building of the cotton mills here, in the early days of the Pepperell
corporation. Later his trade was that of a mill-man. He was
well-known as one of the early residents and one who had lived here for
The funeral will be held at the residence, 303 Elm Street,
tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Copyright 2000 by Laura Black Boldebook
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