STEAM FEVER


| May/June 1978



The following is comprised of several communications and an article by ELIZABETH H. GILMORE, R.F.D. 1, Frankford, Ohio 45628I'm sure some of you will enjoy this type of article.

We all enjoy Larry's Iron-Men Album Magazine so much. By this, I mean myself and grandsons. Larry must have been about the first one in the Frankfort-Chillicothe area to get the last Album. He radioed Lewis Meachem as soon as he read the item of the Chillicothe scuba diver who found the train in the gravel pit near Columbus. The fellows had been getting calls from all over. He said he would even take Larry and Louie up there if they wanted to go. Wasn't that a nice gesture?

About ten years ago, my mother's cousin asked me if I knew grandma's grandmother was a grand-niece of Robert Fulton. That sort of stuck with me and I started to investigate. The lineage was in a book compiled for the last McKinnis reunion held in Ohio. A few more reunions were held in the 1920s in Indiana. Larry thinks this may bring you in some stories of steam men in the family, or more particulars on the one mentioned in the book.

I had submitted some family sheets to the Ross County Genealogical Society, for a book they published last year and as a result, a member of the clan, living in Indiana, sent me a book of the McKinnis-Carr lineage, for my very own. I am so happy over that.

My grandson and I go to most steam shows with Larry. I especially enjoy the old crafts, arts and exhibits. My mother still goes occasionally and she is 86 years old.

Following is the article by Elizabeth entitled STEAM FEVER.