Margaret Dunbar Reid, West Chester, Pa., died Sept. 23, 2002, a few days after her 87th birthday.
Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Oil City, Pa., she was the daughter of John Reid, an official in the Joseph Reid Gas Engine Co. of Oil City. He was the nephew of company founder Joseph Reid.
Miss Reid earned an A.B. degree from Goucher College in Baltimore in 1937 and a M.A. degree in English Literature from Columbia University in New York City in 1952. She taught English at Oil City High School, and retired in 1975. She remained active until a day before her death.
She is survived by several nieces; Marilyn Reid Welton and husband James of Illinois; Caryl Reid McDonald of Oklahoma; Jean Lee (Peggy) Goldsborough Clark and husband Daniel O. of California, and one nephew; Ted Goldsborough and his wife Susan W. of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.
Submitted by Ted Goldsborough
Harry Horner died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. Many of us have fond memories of Harry and his stories of the old days in the oil field. An invaluable resource of information and knowledge, Harry was known by nearly everyone in the oil field engine hobby, and saved many engines now being enjoyed by collectors. It's not hard to find someone who bought an engine from Harry.
Harry and his partner, John Burns, started Burns & Horner Engine Co., producing oil field engine models. I am honored to have known Harry - he will be missed by many. Harry was a member of the Masonic fraternity AF&AM of Dayton, Ohio.
Submitted by Russell L Farmer
Robert P. Miller, 66, of Leland, Ill., passed away Sept. 17, 2002. He was known as 'Sheller Bob' for his many years of custom corn shelling and, later, combining. Bob was a member of the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club, where he served as a director and was in charge of the flea market at the club's annual show. He and his sons put together an outstanding collection of Sandwich engines that serves as the cornerstone of the Sandwich Fair Antique Farm Machinery Display. His many friends and fellow collectors will sorely miss him. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; two sons, Don and Doug; one daughter, Kim Miller Royal, husband Mike; two grandchildren; and a brother, Francis.
Submitted by Ray Forrer, Sandwich Early Day Engine Club