BILLY KIRK, of Lancaster, South Carolina, age 54, passed away February 11th, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Annie Sue. He was a farmer.
Billy was very interested in two cylinder tractors, and his collection included many. He wanted to help keep a part of early American farm history alive by restoring John Deere tractors. He had restored a John Deere GP, LA, BO, L, D, Mc. Crawler, and an 80. He was starting on a John Deere G, A and M at the time of his illness.
Submitted by his wife, Annie Sue Kirk, Rt 3, Box 435, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
On Tuesday, March 22, 1988, DONALD E. CARROTHERS, aged 78, of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, passed away.
Don was born on January 30, 1910, eldest son of Thomas and Etta Carrothers, at Austin. He married Muriel Tattersall and they continued to reside on the farm at Austin. Don had a great interest in antique farm equipment. His own farm eventually was the beginning of the Agriculture Memorial Museum of Manitoba at Austin. Later, his father donated land to the present site for the museum, for its future development. He gave much of his time and money to the museum and for his contribution was awarded the Manitoba Historical Society Centennial Commemoration Medal in 1970.
He is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Evelyn, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and siblings Clifford, Stanley, Clarence, Isabel, Vera, Violet, and Grace.
Submitted by his wife, Muriel E. Carrothers, I02-70I Crescent Rd. E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, RIN 0Y2.
ADIN REYNOLDS, 82, of Aniwa, Wisconsin, died Monday, December 14, 1987. He was the founder of Reynolds Sugar Bush, Inc., a business that has become the largest independent maple syrup producer in the world. He and his family have hosted 37 Maple Festivals and Pancake Days, which draw thousands of people to the sugar bush during late May.
He retired from the sugar bush in the late 1970's and turned to collecting displays for the 'Remember When' Museum, a collection of Aniwa local and Reynolds family history.
Reynolds is survived by his wife of sixty years, Geraldine, as well as by daughter Kathleen (Mrs. LeRoy) Sipes of Columbus, Ohio, and sons Juan of Aniwa and Lynn of Hortonville. There are also seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Submitted by his son, Lynn H. Reynolds, Rt 2, Box 326, Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944.