THE GOLDEN ROLL


| May/June 1991



MR. EDWARD F. EVANS of Cheswold, Delaware died of heart failure. He was 82.

Mr. Evans was a life-long farmer in the Cheswold area. He retired as president of Farm Credit Association.

He was the founder of the Delaware Agricultural Museum. Mr. Evans was the first president of the Delaware Agricultural Museum Association and served on the Museum's Board of Directors from the time of the Museum's inception until his death. He also was active in other community activities and endeavors.

He had a collection of antique equipment that included steam engines, gas engines, gas tractors, threshers, cars, and other pieces of equipment. Several pieces of his equipment are on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum.

Mr. Evans was an exhibitor at the Antique Machinery Show held in conjunction with the Delaware State Fair each July. He displayed and operated various pieces of his antique equipment at this event every year that the antique machinery show existed.

He attended the Eastern Shore Threshermen and Collector's Association show at Federalsburg, Maryland, the Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association show at Easton, Maryland, and the Rough and Tumble Engineer's Historical Association show at Kinzers, Pennsylvania.