THE GOLDEN ROLL


| September/October 1987



EVELYN CROW of Charleroi, Pennsylvania died unexpectedly June 14, 1986 at her home. She was 83, and a lifelong resident of Somerset and Fallowfield Townships, Washington County, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Bentleyville High School and California Normal School (now the University of California), she had been a teacher in the Somerset Township schools until the time of her marriage to Paul F. Crow, August 15, 1927. She was a member of The First Christian Church of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, the last charter member of The Fallow field Community Club, and had served as treasurer of The Tri State Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc. for 25 years. Her husband, Paul F. Crow, is one of the trio who founded this association.

Submitted by her daughter, Frances C. Zollars, RD #1, Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022, Secretary /Treasurer of the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc.

Long time steam lover FORREST V. CUNNINGHAM of Harrodsburg, Kentucky died May 25, 1987. He had been a farmer and lived on the farm where he was born. He was 93 years old. In World War I he fired the heavy 2-8-2 J-1 class locomotives for the Louisville & Nashville R.R. He and his wife Irene were married April 12, 1942. He had every copy of the Iron Men Album, most of American Threshermen, Trains, Railroad and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers magazines. He had a small library of books pertaining to locomotives and steam traction engines, was an authority on both, and he and Irene traveled extensively visiting steam shows and places where steam locomotives were displayed. He was always ready to help anyone with information about their engines and corresponded with many people. He was a member of the Pioneer Engineers Club of Rushville, Indiana and was a member of the Reeves Historical Society for many years. He owned a 20-75 double rear mount Nichols & Shepard for years and in later years was a partner with Dick Gibson in a 65 HP Case. His favorite engine was the Reeves, followed by the Nichols & Shepard, Frick and Keck-Gonnerman. He was Iron Man of the Month in the November/December 1972 issue of the Iron-Men Album.

The steam fraternity has lost a valuable member who can't be replaced. The writer was one of many that cherished him as a personal friend. We shall all miss this kind and good man.

Submitted by Billy M. Byrd, 369 S. Harrig Street, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431.

On May 18, 1987, funeral services were held for JAMES HERBERT HOLMES, 88, in Moundsville, WV. In a couple of months he and his wife Emma would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.