MILFORD REES PASSES


| January/February 1964



Milford

This picture of Milford was taken just a few minutes before he left the Mt. Pleasant Reunion in 1962. It was the last threshers reunion he ever attended.

Word reached the Mt. Pleasant Reunion on Saturday morning Sept. 7, that Milford had left us the evening before. Saturdays attendance was a record breaker and one could not but reflect, as we looked across the crowds, the contribution our departed friend and fellow hobbyist had made. His engine was the first on the grounds for the first Mt. Pleasant reunion. He was also active in showing his collection at the Pontiac Show as well as holding ten reunions of his own in the Rees School house grove. The last being held in 1957. Failing health forced him to curtail his hobby activities but he never lost his interest.

Purchasing his first engine as a hobby in 1945, it grew into a sizeable collection, but was secondary to the friends he made through it. Many a pleasant hour was spent around the fireplace in his engine shed.

Milford was born in 1893 on Evergreen Farm where he spent his entire life. He purchased his first engine, a 16 HP Advance in 1912.

He is survived by his wife, son Billy, daughter Margaret, and one sister. The funeral services were held at his home with the Reverand Glenn Garvin officiating. Masonic services were conducted at the graveside. Burial was in Franklin cemetery.