| November/December 1985

JOSEPH EDWARD BOWMAN, 88, died December 6, 1984 at his home on Route 5, south of Warrens-burg, Missouri. He was a retired blacksmith and a Veteran of World War I.

Joe's first love was steam. He was happy when he was working on engines and he really enjoyed steam engine shows. When he was not threshing, he repaired wagons and machines the farmers needed at that time. Later, he built and repaired wagons and buggies for those who still wanted old-fashioned transportation.

Submitted by Haston L. St. Clair, R.R.#1, Box 140-A, Holden, Missouri 64040.

IRA D. HARDING passed away on August 5, 1985 in Maumee, Ohio. He was born on September 12, 1889 and was the oldest man living in Swanton, Ohio.

Ira was also the only living employee of the A. D. Baker Company, builder of Baker steam engines.

Submitted by Ora W. Drennan, Rt. 1, Box 35, Metamora, Ohio 43540