ORA NELSON MOORE of Rivesville, West Virginia passed away on January 16, 1992. He was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia May 23, 1917. He is survived by his second wife, Mary Michael Moore, and three daughters.
Mr. Moore was retired from the Monongahela Power Company, Rivesville Station. He was a member of the North Central W. Va. Antique Power Assn., and West Virginia Oil & Gas Engine Club.
His presence will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him Submitted by Oscar Bud Kelley, 16 Prospect Street, Salem, West Virginia 26426.
QUENTIN EUGENE JENSEN, 72, of Pittsburg, Kansas died February 8, 1992 at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
To a stranger's eyes he was just an average man, courteous and rather quiet. But, in my heart, and the hearts of two little boys who called him 'Grandpa Mac' and the hearts of all who knew him, he was a giant! He was always there with a helping hand when someone was in need, and fun-loving with his friends when work was finished. To him, a good show display meant keeping those engines running, explaining their operation and the way they were used in the days when agriculture and industry depended upon them. He was there for the kids, too, with his corn sheller and grinders, letting them do the actual operation.
He was born December 12,1919, in West Jordan, Utah, to George M. and Edna Bringhurst Jensen, and attended schools in Utah. Jensen was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Signal Corps on radar installation in Iceland until his discharge in 1945. He was employed as a switchman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1945 until he retired in 1981. He married Lorene Wallace in 1944 and she preceded him in death in 1981.
Mr. Jensen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was on the Board of Directors of the Crawford County Historical Society and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was the founder and past-president of the SEK Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club in Pittsburg. He was also a member of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., Branch # 16 of Republic, Mo. and a former member of the EDGE&TA Branch #17 of Fort Scott, Kansas. Jensen traveled to antique engine shows in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Colorado, as well as throughout Kansas. He was well known to engine collectors across the United States.
Survivors include one son, Wallace Jensen; Wally's wife, Debora, and their daughter, Belle, in Wichita; one brother and two sisters.
The club he founded will continue to grow and give the best shows we can, but he will not fade from our memory. We'll do this for him, and also for ourselves, as he would want us to do. He was our leader and we loved him. Submitted by Mildred Hunter, R 1, Box 271, Mulberry, Kansas 66756.
ROBERT W. 'BOB' DAVIS, 72, of Boone, North Carolina, died February
13, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, a daughter, a son-in-law, two grandchildren, six brothers, four sisters, and many, many friends.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Carolina Fly-Wheelers Engine Club. He was very active in both church and civic organizations. He served in the Navy as a chief mechanic during World War II. He was service manager for a local car dealership for 20 years and a high school vocational education teacher for 20 years.
Mr. Davis was a master mechanic and machinist. He collected and restored antique engines and owned a Westinghouse Hit & Miss engine, which is one of three known to be in existence. At the time of his death, Mr. Davis was operating Mayspark Magneto Service.
Mr. Davis's knowledge, quiet presence, and relaxed manner will be missed by all at the various shows. Submitted by Betty Hodges for Carolina Fly-Wheelers Engine Club, Boone, North Carolina.
JOHN JOSEPH KOPP, age 71, was born southeast of Anita, Iowa, March 28, 1921. He passed away March 30, 1992 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.
Following his retirement, John was very active in the hobby of building scale model antique tractors. He had shown his favorites: the Waterloo Boy and Wood's Bros threshing machine, at gas engine and threshing bee shows, across the Midwest.
John was always eager to lend a hand if a friend's display at one of the shows needed a bit of fine tuning. Although a farmer by trade, he was just as much at home in his machine shop. His great knowledge and experience will surely be missed.
Surviving are his wife Rosemary of Anita; two sons, Douglas and his wife Teresa, of Massena, Iowa and Ensign Duane Kopp of San Francisco, Calif., other relatives and friends. Submitted by Harold V. Green, Rt 1, Box 63, Avoca, lowaa5l521.