| March/April 1975

LAWRENCE HEMPSTEAD of Paris, Missouri passed away on December 2, 1974 in New York J.F.K. Airport. He was on his way to the Holy Land, which was one of his great wishes. He died of a heart attack. He was still president of the Mark Twain Old Threshers and was making plans for the 1975 show.

Submitted by Mrs. Lawrence Hempstead and Family of Paris, Missouri 65275.

ROY C. MITCHELL died November 23, 1974 at the age of 85. He was one of the Iron-Men Album Family.

Submitted by Mrs. May Mitchell, 3500-8th Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.

J. HERMAN LAYTON, 82, of Federalsburg, Maryland passed away suddenly, September 12, 1974 at his home. He was one of the original members of the Eastern Shore Threshermen and Collectors Association, Inc. He was a farmer and retired sawmill operator. He has used steam engines to thresh wheat, shell corn, pull stumps, run a sawmill and to run pea viners. He had owned four different engines. He attended several of the steam shows in Maryland and Pa.

Submitted by Brenda Layton, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632