THE GOLDEN ROLL


| July/August 1974


BERT MESSERSMITH, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania 'A familiar face was among the missing at several of the steam shows this past season. After much suffering and several trips to the hospital, Bert passed away. He was a life member of the Mason-Dixon Historical Society and an active member. I am sure he had membership in other clubs of like nature.

Uncle Bert was a skilled engineman and a friendly person, whom to know was to appreciate him. Anyone having a need for an engineer, whould gladly have him to operate their engine. Bert enjoyed a Penns-Dutch conversation when meeting anyone who could talk the language.

A short time before he died, he celebrated his birthday anniversary which was attended by many of his friends from the steam clubs. He was past the 80 year mark.' Submitted by H. W. Allgire, Route 3, Hampstead, Maryland 21074.

LYNN L. LANGWORTHY of 4 Terrace Street, Alfred, New York died suddenly February 17. A native and life-long resident of Alfred, he had operated a plumbing business in the village of Alfred until his retirement in 1954. He was 84.

He was a steam engine enthusiast for most of his life and was a member of National Threshers of Ohio, N. Y. S. Pageant of Steam, Williams Grove Assn., Pa.; New York Gas & Steam Assn.; Kinzers Rough and Tumble Assn.; Shenandoah Valley Assn. Va.

Submitted by his wife, Anna May Langworthy, Alfred, New York.