| July/August 1976

ROY CALAME, 66, of Orrville Road, Dalton, Ohio died November 4, 1975. He was a lover of steam shows and fine working steam engines. He had a Russell engine that he had been putting in a new fire box, all new stay bolts and new rivets around the end of the flue box. He was a thresher in the late 20s and early 30s. He was a member of Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Steam Engine Assn. Submitted by Elmer K. Wenger, R.D. 1, Box 54, Dalton, Ohio 44618.

WARREN COONROD, of Toddville, Iowa died January 30, 1976 at the age of 91. Just the Sunday before, he was our guest for dinner. He was in high spirits, planning what we would do at the Mount Pleasant, Iowa Show. He always looked forward to this event, for it gave him the chance to visit with his many friends while operating his steam engine on the separator and driving in the daily Cavalcade of Power. 'Pappy' as he was known to some of his friends was acquainted with Mr. Ritzman and respected him highly. Iron-Men Album was his favorite publication, and knowing that I would enjoy the magazine, he bought me a subscription for Christmas years ago, and I have been an appreciative subscriber since. We will all miss his good natured joshing, his eagerness to help and his warm friendship. Submitted by George W. Bare, 1506 Pawnee Drive N.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405.

ERNEST NOHRENBERG, 76, Pingree, North Dakota died April 16, 1976. 'Ernie' as we all knew him at the Central North Dakota Steam Threshers was an active member of our shows, from the beginning in 1959. As long as his health, permitted, he showed his 15-45 Case steam engine here. Ernie made many friends here and will be missed in the Pingree community where his activity in church, school and public affairs was well and favorably known. The writer has lost another good friend. Submitted by O.R. Aslakson, 317 N. 9th Street, New Rock ford, North Dakota 58356.

LEONARD J. MANN, 75, died March 5, 1976. Last December, Leonard was presented the Meritorious Service Award by the Warren County Purdue Ag Alums in recognition of his many significant contributions to the agricultural, social and civic life of his community. He was a collector and conserver of tools and artifacts of the pastevery part of the early settlers lives. He was a member of a number of steam and gas engine shows from Pennsylvania to Iowa. He had built a 5 HP Huber and also a small model Nichols & Shepard steam engine. Since he was a small boy, he had worked around steam engines and he bought his first one in 1925, a N & S and a wooden separator. In later years he had become very much interested in restoring old gas engines.  Submitted by his wife, Mrs. Frances H. Mann, Warren County, Otterbein, Indiana 47970.

THAYNE I. HODGDON, 66, of Pownel Road, Auburn, Maine died November .20, 1975 at the Central Main General Hospital, Lewiston, Maine, following a long illness. A retired well driller, he was a twenty five year member of Danville Juncion Grange #65 and was the founder and treasurer of the Maine Antique Power Association, Inc. Submitted by Albert F. Durgin, Route 2, Mechanic Falls, Maine 04256.

ALBERT R. PATTON, 6081 Raindrop Road, Amsterdam, Ohio, age 65, died October 21, 1975 after an illness of one year. He was also known by the name 'Pat'. He was a sawmill man and an owner of a Baker steam engine. He enjoyed attending the steam shows. He also was a member of the Stump-town Steam Threshers. Submitted by his widow, Mae Patton, 6081 Raindrop Road S.E., Amsterdam, Ohio 43903


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