George F. Searson
George F. Searson, 88, retired farmer and thresher, Center Hall,
died at Centre County Home Saturday at 2:07 p.m. Mr. Searson was
born in College Township Jan. 22, 1873, a son of James and Mary
Aston Searson. His wife, Mary Jane, died Oct. 3, 1960. (Sent in by
Joseph L. Mitchell, Box 53, Fleming, Pennsylvania.)
On March 11, 1961, William Mairs, one of the last employees of
the Port Huron Engine and Thresher Company, passed away at the age
of 86. Bill, as he was affectionately known by his friends, worked
for the Port Huron Company from 1903 to 1908 as a Factory Expert.
He spent the seasons of 1905-08 doing similar work in the Argentine
Republic, South America.
After leaving the Port Huron Co., Mr. Mairs was a custom
thresherman for many years in the vicinity of Novi, Michigan.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Novi Odd Fellows
Lodge for 58 years. (Sent in by his son, George W. Mairs, Novi,
Kent Sawyer, 23, of Bird City, Kansas, passed away March 15,
1961 as a result of an automobile accident on March 12, 1961.
Kent was an active member of the Antique Engines & Threshers
Association of Bird City. He and his father, Chet, president of our
association, owned several pieces of antique equipment. (Sent in by
SORRY! . . .
The obituary of Roy Alvin Jackson which appeared in the May-June
1961 issue was mixed up with another and all our fault. It will
appear in the next issue corrected. Elmer