By Staff

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

Submitted by Brenda Layton, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632

LOREN R. HAMPSMIRE, 72, of 1865 W. Division St., Decatur,
Illinois died July 7 in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was a retired
engineer with the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Mr. Hampsmire liked
steam engines and had in past years had his engines at the Pontiac
Show. He and Mrs. Hampsmire attended various steam shows and made
many friends. He will be missed by us all. Submitted by John Fields
of Decatur, Illinois 62526.

CHESTER S. WINTIN, 64, Manilla, Indiana passed away November 10,
1974 in University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a
member of Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, Rushville, Tri-State
Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Inc., Portland, Indiana and
Darke County Steam Threshers Association Inc., Greenville,

Submitted by Zane Prifogle, R.R. 6, Connersville, Indiana

ELD. HUGH J. RUSSELL went to Heaven on November 12, 1974. A
retired Baptist preacher, he was also a building contractor and a
farmer. He had run a threshing ring in his earlier years. His
father operated the ring before him and later a sawmill. Both
enjoyed shows in central Illinois. Mr. Russell began to enjoy the
hobby more in later years as the third generation, his son, became
an avid John Deere collector. While brother Russell enjoyed seeing
how farming methods changed, he enjoyed preaching about God’s
love that never changes.

Submitted by Jim Russell, Box 84, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

MALVIN H. FELLOWS, 89, of 4865 Onondaga Road, Onondaga Hill, New
York died November 2, 1974 at his home. Mr. Fellows was formerly
service manager for the J. I. Case Company in Syracuse. He was
chief stationary engineer for the Onondaga County Home 42 years. He
was a charter member of the New York State Steam Engine

Submitted by Lester C. Norris, 33 North Street, Marcellus, New

GEORGE J. MESSNER, 82, of Hamar, North Dakota died September 11,
1974. He was a well known thresherman in the Hamar community,
having operated steam engines for many years in the early days. He
was a charter member of Central North Dakota Steam Threshers and
spent much time and labor helping get the show started in 1959 and

Submitted by Filo Henssler, McHenry, North Dakota 58464.

FRED TYSON passed away July 8, 1974 with a massive heart attack.
He loved to get old engines and make them run and paint them. They
look like new. I have a grandson who loves these engines and we
want to keep up this work in memory of my husband.

Submitted by Mrs. Hazle Tyson, 123 7th S.E. Aburn, Washington

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