From Old Threshers Handbook.
Arthur S. Kauffman, Route 1, Paradise, Penna., passed away July 18, 1969. He was a thresherman by trade for many years. Also had twenty-seven steam engines during his years. A member of Rough & Tumble Museum, Kinzers. A subscriber of Iron Men Album since it has originated and faithful reader. Sent in by Mrs. Arthur S. Kauffman, Route 1, Paradise, Penna. 17562.
Mr. Herbert Davis of Robertsdale, Alabama but a Michigan native of Tuscola County, passed away August 4, 1969, in Alabama. He was a former Thresherman and loved steam. He will be missed at the reunions. Sent in by Mrs. Herbert Davis, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567.
The sudden death of George D. Winter, 81, occurred at his home near Pipestone, Minnesota on Thursday evening, May 1, 1969.
He was born, July 12, 1888 at Merrill, Iowa. He was married to Emma Block at Eagan, South Dakota July 5, 1917. He lived and farmed near Pipestone all his married life. His threshing career extended from 1905 to 1944.
After retiring from threshing he set himself the task of building scale models of his equipment. First he built a model of a Case 80 Steam Engine (1 inch to the foot), which occupied three years of his spare time. When he had completed that he built a Water Wagon to the same scale. Finally he set about to build a model Case 36 x 58 grain Separator, to which he devoted another three years of spare time.
He was a member of the Gas and Steamers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and of the Prairie Village Historical Society, Madison, South Dakota.
Although he had completely lost the ability to hear, he never lost his love for his God and fellowman, and demonstrated his loving concern by active participation and activity.
Be quiet and listen . . . I'm hearing a dream;
That voice of the past . . . the giant of steam.
The pulse of the power . . . Under control
Where lumbering wheels . . . Are beginning to roll.
The whir of the belt . . . The engine's sure stroke;
I'm smelling again . . . That heavy, black smoke.
The whistle is blowing ... A sizzle of steam -
Be quiet and listen . . . I'm hearing a dream.