SCOTT H. BURLINGAME, the popular station agent of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad at North Brookfield, was born in Stockwell, N.Y., May 3,1865. His parents, James G. and Phebe L. (Stetson) Burlingame, still live on their farm at Stockwell, which is a part of the town of Sangerfield, Oneida County. At an age when most lads are expected still to enjoy the advantages of schooling and the pleasures of boyhood, James G. Burlingame, having early lost his father by death, was obliged to begin earning his own living, as a clerk in a general store in Oneida County. Here he remained till some time before his marriage, when he bought the farm, where he has since resided.
The five children born and brought up in this home were Willis C., Fred J., Scott, Marcia, and Clara S. Willis C. married Miss Nettie Bull, of Marshall, Mich., and resides there on a farm. Fred J. married Miss Kate Owens, of Chicago, Ill. He is a carpenter by trade.
Our subject in his boyhood attended the Waterville schools, and later the Lowell Business College at Binghamton, N.Y., where he took a course of study, and was graduated in telegraphy and book-keeping. At the age of eighteen he entered the employ of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company, as agent's assistant at Waterville. After remaining there fourteen months, he went to Brisben, N.Y., as agent for the company. He gave so much satisfaction in these places that on January 21, 1884, he was tendered his present fine position in North Brookfield. Mr. Burlingame is the freight and ticket agent at this station, and is considered one of the finest telegraph operators on the road. In the year 1888 he married Miss Grace A. Morgan, daughter of Albert E. Morgan, of North Brookfield. They have one boy, Clesson M.
Mr. Burlingame, besides his railroad business, is extensively engaged in the coal and feed trade, and, although a comparatively young man, is looked upon as one of the leading citizens of his town. He is prominently identified with the Masonic Order, and is a member of Sanger Lodge, No. 129, of Waterville. It is plainly seen that in both his public and private life he endeavors to
bring into practice the humane teachings of the ancient craft. In his politics, both national and State, he is a straight and earnest voter in the Republican party, mindful of his responsibilities in carrying out the principles it inculcates. Mr. Burlingame and his estimable wife are held in the highest regard by their large circle of friends and acquaintances. Their social position is among the best in the town, and their pleasant home is the centre of true hospitality.
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