The Golden Roll


| September 2005

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    Kenneth William Kelley
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    Austin Monk (left) and Carl Tuttle on Willis Abel’s 1913 40-120 Geiser-Peerless at Somerset, Va., in 2002. (Photo by Mark Corson.)
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    Alan Derting (left) and his 25 HP Canadian Special cross-compound Reeves, which he regularly used as his plowing engine.
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    Unknown Photo #3 (left): The geared set works showing the company name, A.B. Farquhar Co. Limited, York, Pa.
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    Unknown Photo #1 (left): Close-up view of the sawmill’s pulley.
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    Unknown Photo #2 (below): A view of the Farquhar sawmill setup housed in its current building.
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    Unknown Photo #4 (below): The Allis-Chalmers 6-cylinder engine that is used to power the sawmill.
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    Unknown Photo #5 (bottom): The Farquhar sawmill was used to saw the lumber, which currently houses the sawmill.
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    Alcock Photo #1 (left): The Locomotive Q1, recently removed from the Bluebell Railway and now on show in the Railway Museum, York.
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    Alcock Photo #2 (below): South Eastern Railway No. 65, 0-1 class 0-6-0, built in 1896. Restored by the Bluebell Railway to operating condition.
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    Alcock Photo #3: A view down the line, showing the unspoiled countryside through which the railway runs.

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Kenneth William Kelley, 86, passed away May 5, 2005. He was born on May 16, 1918, in Pawnee, Okla. He was the youngest of 11 children. Many people referred to him simply as "KK." He married Nellie Minerva Ellington on Nov. 26, 1941. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1999.

At the end of 8th grade he came to Pawnee to go to high school and graduated with the class of 1936.

His father and brother opened the Kelley Equipment Store selling John Deere equipment in 1937, and Kenneth was the mechanic. He was known as the best hay baler mechanic in the country, and was extremely knowledgeable in the repair of antique equipment.

He was a member of the Osage County Cattlemen's Assn. and president of the Pawnee County Cattlemen's Assn. from 1966-1968. He was president of the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Pawnee County Democratic Chairman.



In 1969 he bought his first 45 HP Case steam engine to restore. He had attended the Oklahoma Steam Engine Assn. gathering in Waukomis, Okla., which had begun in 1965. He talked with the people in the association and contacted the City of Pawnee to obtain a site to have the show. In 1973 the show was moved to Pawnee, where it has become one of the best in the United States.

At one time he owned the full line of Case steam engines, restoring each of them. He also had a narrow gauge steam train in his back yard, and all of his grandchildren played on it as they grew. This was later taken to the steam park, a railroad track was built and the steam train operated during the show. He also liked buying antique cars. His latest project was a 1925 Model T truck, which he purchased this spring, and was in the process of restoring.



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