THE GOLDEN ROLL


| November/December 1979



ROBERT DeBOSKEY of Annandale, Virginia, died on February 18, 1979. He had been an active participant at the Berryville Steam and Gas Engine Show for the past ten years. He served as a director for several years and as chairman of the flea markets at the show for several years.

Submitted by Mrs. Paul Giles, Route 1, Bunker Hill, West Virginia 25413.

GEORGE W. GILES, 76, of Winchester, Virginia died on August 27, 1979. He was the builder of various models and several model steam locomotives, which he had exhibited at the Berryville Steam Show. He was the father of Paul Giles, former president of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association.

Submitted by Mrs. Paul Giles, Route 1, Bunker Hill, West Virginia 25413.

WILLIAM EASTON of Kirkton, Ontario, Canada passed away on April 10, 1979 at the Stratford General Hospital, at the age of 75. Before his retirement he worked for the Town of St. Mary's.

He was a good friend of J. WINSTON (Win) NICHOLS of Lakeside, Ontario, who died in April of 1978. Both of these men were members of the Western Ontario Steam Threshers as well as other clubs here in Ontario. Win had a 20 HP Western Sawyer Massey steam engine which he and Bill displayed at the shows for many years until it was sold in 1975. Win and Bill then restored and showed a Massey Harris (model 25) gas tractor which was the type Win had farmed and threshed with years ago. Bill was also interested in and owned Rumely Oil Pulls.