ERVIE PENNELL died January 29, 1976. Mr. Pennell took care of books, jewelry and subscription sales for the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Submitted by Mrs. Richard Anderson (daughter), R. D. #5, Titusville, Pa. 16354.
C. R. FULLERTON, 84, Burgettstown, Pa., passed away at his home on April 3, 1976. He was born in Hanover Township, Washington County and had been a resident there his entire life.
He was one of three dedicated owners of traction engines who were instrumental in founding the Tri-State organization in 1957. He had served as its president and as a director for many years, and was an active participant in all its activities until the onset of his illness. He will be remembered for the quality corn meal and wheat flour which he ground on a bohr stone mill with his engine.
He and his son, Glenn had owned and restored several steam engines, and he took great pride in showing them at our various exhibitions. He had spent his entire life as a farmer and was well known as a livestock breeder.
Mr. Fullerton will be sorely missed by his associates and a host of friends. (Submitted by his niece, Mrs. Norma Fullerton Mungai).
BERT JOHNSON, synonymous with steam power for more than 70 years, died on May 21, 1976, at the age of 92. He lived in Galva, Illinois and was a member of the Central States Thresherman's Reunion.
Bert was honored as THE IRON MAN OF THE MONTH in the July-August 1974 issue of 'The Iron Men Album Magazine.' The article was written to surprise him and he enjoyed the flurry of excitement generated by its appearance. On June 27, 1974 the Galva (Ill.) News reported the honor.
In 1975, in his 93rd year, he drove alone from his home to Pontiac, Illinois and participated in that show every day (in all the rain). That 27th annual reunion and the grand parade downtown were dedicated to him-their oldest engineer.
His capacity for civic service was enormous, and he remained active until near the end. His enthusiam for steam power will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. Submitted by Mrs. Margaret Ary, Springboro, Ohio.
LLOYD M. HINKER, 60, died on May 14, 1976 at St. John's Regional Medical Center at Huron, South Dakota following a stroke May 13. He enjoyed attending steam shows throughout the midwest. He owned several steam engines, sawmill and other antique items, plows, threshing machine etc. He was a water well driller for 35 years. Each year since 1964 he threshed with his separator and steam engines on our farm northeast of Woonsocket, South Dakota. Submitted by his wife, Marcelyn J. Hinker, Box 116, Woonsocket, South Dakota 57385.
A. C. MOFFETT of Delaplane, Virginia died June 27, 1976. He was an active member of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association of Berryville, Virginia. Since 1964 he has attended the show and banquet annually. He also donated a threshing machine to the club. Mr. Moffett will be missed by all those who knew him. Submitted by Linda L. Giles, Bunker Hill, West Virginia for the Shenandoah Association.
CLYDE BANKS, 71, of Clio and formerly of Midland, Michigan died in April, 1976. He was a crane operator at the Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint until 1965. He had many friends and was a member of the Saginaw Valley Steam Club. Submitted by his friend, Nelson G. Tisdale, Sr., Saginaw, Michigan.
GAVIN (TUFF) LANGMAN, 63, well known tractor collector and John Deere Dealer of Maryfield, Saskatchewan, Canada died May 3, 1976. Tuff was well known and liked by many people in Canada and the United States. He was a good and willing worker at many of the tractor and threshing shows. He will be missed by his many friends. Submitted by W. O. Krumwiede, Voltaire, North Dakota 58792.
ARTHUR W. SHORT, R. D. 1, Clinton, Pennsylvania died February 1976 after a length illness. He was a charter member of Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association and as long as health permitted, showed his Minneapolis tractor and steam generator at our shows. He will be missed by his family and many friends.