DANIEL B. McCORKEL, 86, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania died January 30, 1979 at the Snavely Memorial Home. Mack, as we all called him, did threshing and sawmill work with his own rigs around Hershey, Pennsylvania in the early 1920s. He came to Logansport, Indiana, got a job on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a fireman till he was promoted to an engineer. He loved the J type steam engines. While at Logansport, Indiana, he bought his Huber enginea 1920 22 HP which he restored and showed at many shows. He moved back to Pennsylvania ten years ago and had the engine at the time of his death.
Submitted by Clyde N. Sparks, Logansport, Indiana 46947.
GENE STEVENS, 68, of 607 W. Northmoore, Peoria, Illinois, died May 26 in St. Francis Hospital. He was employed by WABCO for 39 years, retiring in 1975. He was a most noted steam engine buddy.
Submitted by Lloyd Lehman, 2201 Bloomington Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611.
GEORGE DAHL passed away November 6, 1978. He was 82 years of age, was a retired farmer and steam engine and railroad enthusiast. He attended many 'steam engine days' around the country. He owned a 1929 Case tractor using it on threshing machines, corn shredders and clover hullers. When he moved to Alma Center, Wisconsin, four years ago, he built on to the garage to bring his tractor with him. He entered it in the Strawberry Festival Parade a couple years ago and it drew much attention!
Submitted by Mrs. Omer Janke, Alma Center, Wisconsin 54611.
OLLIE JOHNSON, 84, died May 26, 1979. He was an operating engineer in the days of steam harvesting and traction equipment. He worked as an automobile mechanic later changing to farm machinery and diesel work. He was a subscriber to the Iron Men Album for many years. He spent many hours amusing his grandchildren and the children in the neighborhood with his miniature steam engines.
Submitted by Mrs. Nona Johnson, 1140 Fernandez Way, Pacifica, California 94044.
MARGARET MATTHEWS of Bruno, Arkansas passed away on May 11, 1979 following an illness of several months. She was the wife of George Matthews and was well known for having exhibited models and gas engines at many of the shows on the East Coast.
A former resident of New Jersey, she resided in Bruno, Arkansas for the past few years. She was a member of many of the shows in the East and was an active worker at most of the shows she attended.
She will be sadly missed by the friends and acquaintances she came to know through the years.
Submitted by Mrs. James Layton, Rt. 2, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632.