NORMAN L. JANSON, age 78, of Bay City, Michigan, passed away January 11 at his home. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan and had resided in Bay City for the past 25 years. He was retired from the J.I. Case Company as a service representative and had formerly been employed by the O.J. Herman Company on May 1, 1976.
He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Mid-Michigan Antique Machinery Association, the Northwest Michigan Engine and Threshers Club and the Saginaw Valley Live Steam Association.
Norman built several scale model Case traction engines. He willingly shared his vast amount of knowledge with all who asked him for assistance.
Submitted by Arnold F. Hentschl, 8508 Sand Beach Road, Harbor Beach, Michigan 48441.
A life-long resident of rural Scio, Ohio, CHARLES M. HARRISON, 73, died on Sunday, May 20, 1984.
He was a dairy farmer, having resided all his life on the farm where he was born. He was a 50 year member of Mount Hope Grange and Modern Woodmen Lodge and a lifetime member of the Scio United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Harrison County Farm Bureau; charter member, vice-president and president for four years of the Tuscarawas Pioneer Power Association. He was also the first vice-president and later president of the Stumptown Steam Threshers Association from 1966 until poor health forced him to resign in 1979. Also, he was a member of the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association, Carroll County Historical Society and a North Township trustee.
Charles owned a complete Russell threshing outfit, a matched Russell Thresher and water wagon and a 20 HP Russell traction engine. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by Wm. Flowers, Secretary, Stumptown Steam Threshers with help from the Tuscarawas Pioneer Power Assoc. and the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association.
JEROME T. SMITH of Fremont, Ohio passed away April 18, 1984, of cancer at the Quality Care Nursing Home at the age of 75.
Jerome was a member of a number of veteran and fraternal organizations and the Ballville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a World War II veteran of the 27th Division.
Jerome owned a Frick 12 HP engine, a single cylinder which he kept at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds. He was in charge of the steam show at the fair each fall and also had the antique farm implement display. For a number of years he furnished steam power for the Old Time Threshing Days at the Richard Dahms farm. He displayed his engine at the National Threshers Show and at Richland Co. Steam Show and many others.
Jerome also worked for a time on the sand sucker firing the boiler when it made runs in the Sandusky River several days a week.
His engine and calliope which he made were sold recently prior to his death.
In his many years of helping other people and projects, he acquired a vast number of friends and he will be sadly missed by all.
Submitted by a friend, Gerald Darr, 215 Oaklawn Ave., Fremont, Ohio 43420.
EVERETT VANCE DAYMUDE, known by all his steam engine friends as 'Doc', died peacefully in his sleep on June 1, 1984, in Glendale, Arizona. He was 72 years of age.
Doc retired as a heavy-duty equipment operator prior to his move to Cottonwood, Arizona many years ago. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Local No. 12 Operating Engineers, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 300 in Redlands, California, and also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Raised in the environment of steam engines, Doc became very knowledgeable about them and had an avid love for them until the day he died. He had a terrific memory for even the smallest detail, and loved the opportunity to share his knowledge by teaching others.
Doc annually attended shows in Illinois and Oklahoma, until he began to suffer from congestive heart failure in 1983. The boxes of steam engine magazines in his home tell that he read and kept every issue! A poem he wrote was published in the July/August 1977 issue; and he left instructions for his daughter to see that news of his passing reached the readers of IMA.
Doc will be greatly missed by his wife, Grace, and his surviving childred and siblings.
Submitted by his daughter, Rebecca Schmid, 6740 W. Montebello Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85303.