Farm Collector


By Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • Published on Sep 1, 1984
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