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.
LOREN HABEGGAR, 84, of Jordan, Minnesota died February 13, 1974. He was a member of the Scott-Carver Threshing Association for many years. He loved antiques and old cars. He had a 1909 Model T Ford that he drove in all parades far and near. He was a Ford Dealer in Jordan, Minnesota for a long time. He was well-liked and was everyone's friend and will be missed by all.
Submitted by Florian C. Karl, Jordan, Minnesota 55352.
OTTO RNZIE of Trochu, 'Alberta, Canada died March 5, 1974 after a lengthy illness. He was 61. He was an enthusiastic, active member of The Pioneer Acres Plowmen and Threshermen's Club of Langdon, Alberta. He will be missed by his fellow members.
Submitted by Mrs. Vivian K. Winter, R.R. 5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2G6.
C. B. KILLING, 83 of Coal Valley died June 27, 1973 at Moline Lutheran Hospital after a prolonged illness. C. B. will be remembered as one of the great steam engine men of his era. He attended all the Midwest steam engine shows. The first engine Mr. Killing ran was a 6 HP Nichols & Shepard owned by his father. It was traded for a 13 horse Garr Scott engine. It was traded for his 18 HP Garr-Scott engine, separator and water wagon that was bought new in 1913. This outfit was owned and operated by its original owner, Byford Killing for 60 years. Mr. Killing had a wonderful collection of old machinery from antique tractors, clover hullers to fodder shredders and numerous other items.
Submitted by Arthur Flack and Son, Gary, New Windsor, Illinois 61465
BERNARD M. SKILLEN died suddenly from a heart attack April 7, 1974 at the age of 55. Machinery played a big role in Bernard's life. Being employed for 28 years at John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works on supervision. His love for the items of his heritage brought him to Antique Acres where he was elected President of the club in 1970 to 1972. He was elected to the Board of Directors, which he still held at the time of his death. He was an ardent steam fan and had a number of threshing machines, water wagons, old tractors and gas engines. These were all restored to running condition. His presence in life with his warm friendly smile and cheery greeting will be missed by many.
Submitted by Mrs. Derwood Heine, Antique Acres, Route 1, 7610 Waverly, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
A. H. MASON of Arlington, Virginia, noted physicist and mathematician, died January 31, 1974. He was 68 and regularly attended and exhibited at the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Show each year at Berryville, Virginia. He spoke at the 1973 Club Banquet on 'The History of Steam Navigation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia', a book he had recently written.
Submitted by Linda Giles, Route 1, Box 97, Bunker Hill, West Virginia 25413.
GEORGE S. SIMPSON, 70, South Chelmsford, Massachusetts, passed away April 12, 1974. He was well known in the New England area for his collection and private museum of gas engines, also a steam engine collector.
Submitted by the Harnden Family of Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, Massachusetts 01810.
CLARENCE A. SHINNESS, 76, died October 9, 1973. He attended the Rushville Indiana Steam Engine Show last year and although it wore him out, he enjoyed it so much. Thanks for giving him so many hours of enjoyment. He read and re-read your magazine each time it came.
Submitted by Mrs. C. A. Shinness, 121 Myrtle Avenue, North Vernon, Indiana 47265.
DONALD E. SANDBERG, 55, 4209 29th Ave. So., Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away November 2, 1973. He was a Life Member of the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher Reunion at Rollag, Minn. His hobby was building small scale steam engines, some of which he displayed at the shows. He was Chief Engineer for the Ford Motor Co. in St. Paul, Minn. He will be missed by all.
Submitted by Donald A. Tonder, 3424 32nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406.