Threshing Along The Stillwater River, Miami County, Ohio


| November/December 1975

  • Threshing outfit

    D.A. Coppock
  • Donald Coppock standing beside Huber Tractor
    Harley Coppock, threshing outfit, 1931. Threshing wheat on the Mall Snyder Farm one mile south of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Donald Coppock is standing beside the Huber Tractor in his fifth season of threshing. A 30'' Baker separator is pictured with Harley Cop
    D.A. Coppock
  • Huber Tractor, Port Huron Saw Mill'

    D.A. Coppock
  • Birdsell Clover Huller
    Clover Hulling in 1936 with Birdsell Clover Huller on the Harley Coppock Farm, one mile north of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Harley is pictured on the ground changing grain sack. Ed Landes is the man on the wagon-hulling alfalfa seed, nine acres made fifteen bus
    D.A. Coppock
  • Harley Coppock Corn Husker outfit
    Pictured is the Harley Coppock Corn Husker outfit in 1936. Husking corn for Joe Plankett north of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. The husking is done with a Huber Corn Husker. Two thousand bushels of corn in three days.
  • Donald Coppock bearing lumber
    Pictured is the Harley Coppock saw mill in 1936. Harley is pictured with Donald Coppock bearing lumber. Mother is standing in front of the lumber pile. Huber Tractor, Port Huron Saw Mill. This picture was taken on Albert Laughman's Farm near Troy, Ohio. C
    D.A. Coppock
  • Sawing lumber
    Sawing lumber, 1937, Harley Coppock mill, one mile north of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Harley Coppock, pictured. Courtesy of D.A. Coppock, 1408 S. Lea, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
    D.A. Coppock

  • Threshing outfit
  • Donald Coppock standing beside Huber Tractor
  • Huber Tractor, Port Huron Saw Mill'
  • Birdsell Clover Huller
  • Harley Coppock Corn Husker outfit
  • Donald Coppock bearing lumber
  • Sawing lumber

1408 S. Lea, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201

My name is Donald A. Coppock. I was born on October 29, 1916, near the village of Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio, next to the youngest of five children. My parents were also born near this village.

In the year 1910, my Father, Harley Coppock, began working for Lawn Jackson, who lived three miles west of Pleasant Hill on the Hog Path Road. At this time, Mr. Jackson operated two threshing outfits. In 1904 on my Father's twenty-first birthday, Mr. Jackson sold one of the outfits to my Father. Mr. Jackson accepted a note with only my Father's signature.

The engine was 17 H.P., single cylinder, Gaar Scott, Keck Gonnerman separator, factory rebuilt in 1902, Appleton corn husker.



The other outfit Mr. Jackson sold to Joe Hacker. About 1905 Mr. Jackson sold his farm and moved his family to Canada.

No story is complete without a romance. Both my Mother and my Father were employed by Mr. Jackson. They were married in 1905.