| September/October 1972

JOHN KONNECK, 83, passed away April 10, 1972. He was a steam engineer for many years in Granville, Illinois.

Sent in by Mrs. John Konneck, Granville, Illinois.

FRANK L. CHARD, 75, died at his home in Brock, Nebraska. He owned and operated various kinds and sizes of steam engines and was a familiar figure at the Thresher reunions.

Sent in by Bruce McCourtney, Syracuse, Nebraska.

OLIN EVERETT SMITH, 88, departed this life, May 23, 1972. He will be remembered by his many friends as a top operator of steam engines at the Antique Engine and Threshers Association show held at Bird City, Kansas. He loved farming and was interested in improved methods of agriculture. During his life time he owned and operated different tractors, including steam engines and fuel burning tractors. His hobby was threshing rigs with cook shacks and bunk houses.

Sent in by Melvin Wright, Bird City, Kansas.