Mr. William Thoroughman, 328 Rand Street, Washington, Missouri, sends us the note of the passing of Henry J. Lucksinger and his obituary. Henry was known around the Reunions as 'Father Time'. His picture has appeared many times in the ALBUM. For some three years we have missed his presence at the Reunions and now we know why. He was keen of mind, kindly in spirit, Godly in principle, and had a good streak of humor. Let's read the obituary. Elmer
Henry J. Lucksinger, son of Henry and Anna Maria Lucksinger was born Feb. 11th, 1871 near Big Springs, Mo., and passed away at the Audrain County Hospital at Mexico Sept. 27, 1957 with a heart attack at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 16 days.
Mr. Lucksinger spent his early life in the Big Spring vicinity as a thresherman and saw mill operator, later going to Valley Park for a number of years where he worked at the glass works, Valley Park Grain Elevator and the Missouri Pacific Railroads.
While there he helped organize the Masonic Lodge No. 629 F. & A. M. and was a faithful member for over 50 years. He was the first Master Mason of his lodge.
Threshing machines and saw mills were his hobby and at the time of his death he was inventing a combination thresher and double baler.
He also invented a saw mill and planer which he donated to the Pontiac, Illinois, Thresher Association.
He had many friends among young and old and will be sadly missed.
Mr. Lucksinger is survived by one sister and one brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wahl of Boonville, Missouri, and seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at the Big Spring Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Andy Fowler and the graveside services by the Daggett Lodge No. 492 of McKittrick, Missouri.