| January/February 1969

Mrs. Peter Bucher of R.F.D.1, Fairfield, Iowa, a resident of the Beckwith community passed away October 13, 1968. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Burcher is survived by one son, Clarence, of Perry, Iowa, one daughter, Mrs. Dell Robinson, Fairfield; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters. She was a member of Mid-West Old Settlers Threshers Association of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Sent in by her family.

Mr. Charles R. Strain, 75, of 1884 Burrowes Drive, Fairborn, Ohio passed away recently. A former resident of Xenia Mr. Strain suffered a heart attack at the door of City Hall and was dead on arrival at the hospital. He was a retired railroader and again retired in 1959 after 17 years at WPAFB as an operating engineer. He is survived by a son, Charles R. Strain Jr of Ft. McKinley, and four grandchildren. He had requested that a notice of his death be given to Iron Men Album. Sent in by Mrs. Roy Tribbey, 759 Xenia Ave. Xenia, Ohio.

Paul Clark, a resident of Wallace, Nebraska, was born April 16, 1906, at Sedan, Kansas and passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo. on September 17, 1968, age 62 years, 5 months, 11 days. Interment was at Chautaqua Kansas.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Betty Olmstead and a granddaughter of Parsons Kansas.

Paul came to Western Nebraska in 1936. He was a farmer and followed the harvest with his combines for several years. He had rebuilt a case Steam Engine and put on several steam threshing shows at his farm near Brandon, Nebraska and at Wallace at their annual Fall Festival. He also participated in many other local steam engine shows and will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. Courtesy of A.C. Pump, Grant, Nebraska.

Mr. Jesse S. Byers, 82, of Route 2, Littlestown, Penna. passed away October 30, 1968, at his home. Death was unexpected. Mr. Byers was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Byers of Carroll County. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and of the Steam Historical Society of Westminster, Maryland.


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