November 14th, 1928

November 14, 1928


Nelson Corkum

The death of Nelson Corkum, a highly respected citizen of Berwick West, occurred at his home on Sunday morning, November 11th, at the age of 74 years. Mr. Corkum had been in failing health since May and two weeks ago he suffered a shock from which he did not rally.

The deceased had been almost a lifelong resident of this community. Born in Chester, the son of the late Charles and Catherine Corkum of that place he came to Berwick with his parents when only a small boy.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Eva Cook, of North Range, Digby County, and two daughters, Bessie, at home, and Mrs. Blanche Kennedy of the composing-room staff of The Register; also two little granddaughters, Ruth and Dorothy Kennedy. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary White, North Range, and Mrs. Boardman Burbidge, of West Natick, Mass., and one brother, Judson, of Booth Bay, Maine, also survive.

Funeral services were held from his late residence, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. H. E. Allaby, pastor of the Berwick Baptist Church, officiating. The pall-bearers were four neighbors – Perley Huntley, H. A. Margeson, Alex. Palmer and Lee Croft. Interment was in Berwick Cemetery.