E. E. 'Pat' TRENARY passed away March 28 at the age of 81 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
He grew up at Clinton and came to Trenton in 1939 where he operated rock quarries for 40 years. He also operated a sand plant on the Thompson fork of Grand River for ten years.
After retirement, he spent his time collecting and restoring steam engines and gas tractors.
He will be missed by his many friends at the shows.
He owned eight steam engines and several gas tractors at the time of his death.
Submitted by Mark Eckert, Box 184, Chillicothe, Missouri.
JAMES K. DAWSON died March 21st at his home. Jim was an active farmer until the time of his death on the family farm five miles South of Belt. He was a licensed steam engineer. He started to run steam engines in 1917. His first experience was a Russell outfit a Company owned outfit with his family part owners. This first outfit was later traded for a larger outfit.
Jim was engineer for Walter Mehmke for several years both threshing and plowing with 110 Case. He also helped with the threshing bees.
Jim had worked as a boiler fireman at the Hughesville Mines; he also held a private airplane license.
Submitted by Elmer W. Gray, P.O. Box 171, Belt, Montana 59412.
RUSSELL H. WISE, 69, of Freelton, Ontario, passed away November 30, 1982. Through the years he had collected various John Deere and Case cross motor tractors, Rumelys and Waterloo steam engines. Russell had participated in numerous antique shows within Ontario in addition to extensively traveling in Western Canada where he visited many shows as well as making personal contacts with a great number of antique collectors.
Submitted by Murray Wise, Champaign, Illinois.
WALTER D. (Walt) LAMBERT, 76, Troy, Ohio died June 15,1983 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. During the late 20's and early 30's he did custom threshing work in Miami County in partnership with his brothers-in-law. He also owned Troy Implement Company after World War II.
He was active in the Darke County Steam Threshers Association, showing his 23-90 Baker at their show in Greenville, Ohio and also using it in parades in and around Troy, Ohio.
Ill health forced the sale of his engine in 1980 but he still looked forward to visiting all the area shows.
Submitted by James T. Martino, 4713 Booth Rd., Oxford, Ohio 45056.