Spokane Chronicle August 24, 1910
BOURETT KILLED IN FOREST FIRE
Man Whose Fiancee Sought Him
in Spokane Victim of
whose case gained considerable of attention from the Spokane newspapers
when on August 11, his sweetheart, Miss Anna Good, followed him to this city and
notified the police of his disappearance, met death while fighting forest fires
at Tuscar, Mont., according to an official report received from Forest
Supervisor Bushnell of the Montana district by Supervisor Barton.
Bourett's funeral was held at Moxum today.
Believing that her fiance was in danger, Miss Good followed to Spokane and found Bourett suffering from what appeared to be walking typhoid fever. He was stopping at the Imperial hotel and accompanied Miss Good to the theater on the night of her arrival, afterwards disappearing. She appealed to Chief of Police Sullivan and Bourett was found at Sprague, returning later to Sandpoint and leaving then for Tuscar, where he met his death.
Miss Good is now at Sandpoint, where her parents conduct the Superior hotel. She was engaged to be married to Bourett in two weeks, although the marriage was opposed by her parents. Bourett was 20 years of age.
Spokesman-Review August 25, 1910 Page 9
PROSPECTIVE BRIDEGROOM DIES
Relatives of Fiancee Hear Intended Has Perished.
A. G. Bourret of
Sandpoint, Idaho, is dead. He was killed near Tuscar, Mont., while fighting
forest fires, according to telephone advices received here yesterday by
relatives of his fiancee, Miss Anna Good, also of Sandpoint,
[photograph; caption: A. G. Bourret.]
where her parents conduct the
Superior hotel. The young couple were to have been married in two weeks.
Mr. Bourret was employed until six weeks ago as a timekeeper by the Milwaukee road at Odessa, Wash. He was hurt internally and sent to the railroad hospital. On his discharge he was given two weeks furlough, but failed to report for duty at its expiration. During his convalescence he made his home at the International hotel, 234 Main avenue, Spokane.
While loafing about town he dissipated considerably and made himself seriously ill from overindulgence in liquor. Learning of his condition Miss Good came to Spokane August 9 to visit him and found him able to be up and around, instead of in bed, as she expected. They spent the evening together at a vaudeville show and parted at 11 o'clock, he promising to call her on the phone the next morning at 10 o'clock.
When she received no word from him next day and found he had not returned to his hotel she instituted a police search for him and told her story to The Spokesman-Review. The next day she heard from him at
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d'Oreille Review August 26, 1910
VICTIMS IN MONTANA
OF THIS CITY AND GEORGE STRONG OF PONDERAY LOSE LIVES.
BODIES BROUGHT HERE TO BURY
Young Men Were Working With Crew of Fire Fighters in Trout Creek Country.
remains of two young men, George
Strong and Andrew G. Bourrett, were brought to this city Wednesday evening and
taken to the Brower undertaking rooms. They were victims of forest fires in
Montana. Strong's mother, Mrs. Albert Haney, resides at Ponderay. Bourrett was a
resident of this city and had been employed at one time at the Superior hotel.
He left here last week stating that he intended going to Missoula and joined a
squad of fire fighters there. Strong joined the forestry fire service at
The young men lost their lives fighting fire 14 miles inland from Trout Creek, in Swamp creek gulch. There were 15 in the party. As was the case at Cabinet the men were engaged in fighting one fire and were overtaken by another. They were fighting a fire from above and a fire started below them and swept up to them. Four of the party lost their heads and all four were burned. The others saved their lives by crouching close to the ground. The victims besides Strong and Bourrett were two men by the name of Williams and Feese, who joined the service at Thompson Falls.
A younger brother of Strong went to Trout Creek Monday, saying that he felt sure something had happened to his brother. When he got there he found his brother had been burned to death. He brought his brother's remains and those of Bourrett to Sandpoint.
The death of Bourrett was particularly sad. He was only 26 years of age and was to have been married next month to Miss Anna Good of this city, who is prostrated with grief over the death of her fiance. Bourrett had two sisters living in Massachusetts and a cousin at Seattle but his father and mother have been dead for several years. One of the sisters, Mrs. E. P. Gillman, who resides at Springfield, Mass., was wired Wednesday of her brother's death and sent word back to have the body buried here. The address of the other sister and the cousin of the deceased are unknown to Miss Good and her mother and they could not be communicated with.
The funeral was held from Brower's undertaking rooms at 10:00 this morning. Rev. Robert Warner officiating. Interment was at Lakeview cemetery.
Arrangements for the burial of George Strong have not been completed.