The Golden Roll


| September/October 1971



EARL L. TROUT of Douds, Iowa died May 24, 1971. He was born in 1899. He leaves his widow, three sons and two daughters and 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a long time steam sawmill operator and attended many of the steam shows.

Submitted by Wm. A. Safer, Pres. Midwest Old Threshers.

LLOYD I. BIRCKELBAW passed away recently. He was born in 1892 and was a long time resident of South Lyon, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Engineering in 1914 and served in World War 1. He was an original and active member of the Early Engine Club at the Henry Ford Museum and will be missed by all of us.

Submitted by Thomas R. Stockton, Box 2053, Dearborn, Michigan 48121.

DIEDRICH L. DALKE, 89, of 14 Auburn Ct., Alexandria, Virginia died March 11 of a heart attack at the Masonic Temple in Alexandria. Born in a sod house on the prairies of Nebraska in 1882, and required to leave school at the age of 12 to work on the family farm, he returned to high school at the age of 21 and pursued an academic career, earning a Master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1911. He was superintendent of schools in the middle west from 1912-21, dean of Missouri Wesleyan College, Cameron, Mo. from 1921-31, head of German department of Baker University from 1931-33 and director of educational services in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935-41. He then served with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, after which he taught in Swanson Junior High School.

He was a member of DelRay Methodist Church, a charter member of Pioneers of the Cherokee Strip, Enid, Oklahoma, a life member of Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge and of many other professional groups.