Farm Collector


By Staff

The Steam fraternity will be shocked to hear of the untimely
passing of Mr. A. B. ‘Jeff Jeffries, of Piedmont, Mo. who
passed away on Sept. 28, 1965 at the age of 64 years.
‘Jeff’, as he was commonly known, had operated several
movie theatres in South Eastern Mo. and without a doubt was one of
the most well informed men in the U.S. on the history of Miniature
Steam Trains that had been made since and before the turn of the
Century. Along with this, as proof of his statements, he had
pictures and write-ups of a good many of them. The Live steamers
have lost an esteemed and valuable friend and business associate.
This writer, on many, many occasions has found it necessary to ask
and rely on his judgments on a good many controversial transactions
and always found him to be a fair and unbiased correct umpire. He
was a collaborator on the book ‘Little Railways of the
World’ with the late Cap Shaw the author.

He is survived by his wife Maud, his Mother, one son who lives
in St. Louis and four grandchildren. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery
in Piedmont Mo. Henry McMillan, Galva, Ill.


Double funeral services for Cap Shepard, of 2130 West 59th St.,
Zionsville, Indiana, a partner in the Michigan Road Barber Shop for
13 years and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Leora Edith Shelburne of
Zionsville were held at the Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville
Mortuary. Mr. Shepard was 61, Mrs. Shelburne, 58. Mrs. Shelburne
died Saturday, October 2 and Mr. Shepard died Sunday, October 3.
Mr. Shepard leaves his widow and two sons and a daughter, at home.
Mrs. Shelburne’s survivors include two daughters. Sent in by
Ralph W. Shelburne.

JOHN STEPHEN, 61, 1000 S. 36th., Terre Haute, Indiana passed
away Sunday, October 24, 1965. He was a railroad engineer.

CHARLES ROUTH Charles H. Routh, 66, of R.R. 2,
St. Joseph, Illinois died recently in Lake-view Hospital where he
had been a patient 11 days.

He acted as host for an annual reunion of men who have done
threshing with steam engines and other old fashioned machinery. The
guests demonstrated their equipment on his farm at the north edge
of St. Joseph. Mr. Routh also owned threshing machines, which he
formerly operated. He was a member of the Central States Thresher
men. He leaves a daughter and three sons and 11 grandchildren. Sent
in by Paul Alsip of Ogden, Ill.

  • Published on Jan 1, 1966
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