THE GOLDEN ROLL


| September/October 1990



CHARLES WILLHIDE, age 83, of Greenfield, Indiana passed away May 21, 1990.

Charlie was a retired farmer and an advanced collector and restorer of antiques. He was an excellent machinist, mechanic, gunsmith, and electrician, always ready to help anyone including the younger collectors just starting in. His antique collections included engines, autos, guns, radios, clocks, coins, toys, railroad items, and about anything else you could name.

He attended all the local engine shows as long as his health permitted. He was a charter member of the Pioneer Engineers Club, Mid-America Threshing Club, Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Club, and National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He was also a member of the Greenfield Friends Church, National Rifle Association, and Masonic Lodge.

He will be greatly missed by his friends, at shows, auctions, and swap meets. He always wanted Bidder No. 13 at the auctions. He said it brought him luck.

Submitted by Al New, 5427 W. 900 South, Pendleton, Indiana 46064.

THOMAS LASATER of Yuma, Colorado died March 31, 1990, at Yuma. He was very active in both the Tri-State State Antique Engine and Threshers Show at Bird City, Kansas, and the Old Threshers Show at Yuma, Colorado. Tom was born July 5, 1911, in Hardy, Nebraska.