TAYLOR J. MARSHALL of rural Sycamore, Illinois, passed away on
Saturday, April 16, 1988 at the age of 79.
On his farm, among towering oaks, he provided space for the
Northern Illinois Steam Power Club for 19 years. It was traditional
for him and his wife, Hazel, to lead the parade of steam engines,
tractors and antique vehicles each day of the show.
In addition to being an honorary member of the NISPC, he also
was an associate member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Assoc., and
the Charter Grove Cemetery Assoc.
He was born on March 28, 1909 in Sycamore Township. He married
Hazel M. Listy on June 14, 1930.
He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Submitted by L. E. (Steve) Stevenson, 5N330 Petersdorf Road,
Bartlett, IL 60103.
SAMUEL EARL (CURLY) TRIPP passed away on February 26, 1988, at
Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada, in his 74th year after a lengthy
Earl, better known as Curly, was an early member of the boys and
girls Calf Club, a member of the Canadian Foresters and a member of
the Ninga Cemetery Board. He participated in the Spring Drive and
the Fall Round Up at the Ninga Livestock Association Pasture, where
his sense of humor is, and for a long time to come, will still be
Earl was one of the founders of the Turtle Mountain Flywheel
Club and remained an active member with genuine interest in
preserving the past. He spent many of his retirement years at
various volunteer projects.
Rusty (the trusty tractor) and Curly became a very familiar
sight in Ninga and district.
Curly will probably be best remembered for his willingness to
help others in times of need with no limit on his time or efforts
to help his fellow man.
Earl remained a bachelor all his life and farmed, raising grain,
cattle and horses.
Submitted by Charlie Baldock, Box 1348 Killarney Manitoba,
Canada ROK 1GO.