ELLSWORTH E. SONGER from Orange, Massachusetts, long time antique machinery enthusiast, died December 13, 1990 in Athol Memorial Hospital, Athol, Massachusetts.
He was a charter member of the Central Massachusetts Gas and Steam Engine Association, and one of the original organizers of that group's annual 'Yankee Engine-uity in Action Show' held each June in Orange, Massachusetts.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ruth; sons David of Long Beach, New York and Kevin of Orange, Massachusetts; daughters Roberta Dahl of Orange and Karen Ballou of Pelham, Massachusetts; 5 brothers; 4 sisters; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ellsworth was a self-employed contractor for 40 years before retiring.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Submitted by Diane G. Hill, Sec, Central Mass. Steam, Gas and Machinery Association, 45 Mooreland Ave., Leominster, Mass. 01453.
Engineland lost a true friend with the passing of ARLO JURNEY of Calgary, Alberta, on November 4, 1990. Born 77 years ago, Arlo gained his knowledge of steam and gasoline engines while farming in the Vulcan, Alberta area.
When the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, began their 'Pioneera' tractor shows in the 1950's, Arlo's experience enabled him to operate many of their machines. Later, in 1972, he became a charter member of the Pioneer Acres Club at Irricana, Alberta, contributing greatly to their success. He was also a charter member of the J.I. Case Heritage Foundation and had a wonderful visit with Helen Case Brigham and Brig during the 1990 Pioneer Acres Show. Always ready to help, with a warm and friendly smile, he will be missed by many people.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Sylva; a sister, Erma Erb and her husband, Mel; and a stepson, Gary Richardson.
Submitted by Tom Kempling, Box 700, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada T0J 0Y0.
E. J. 'EDDIE' THIEMAN of North Platte, Nebraska passed away November 28,1990. Born February 17,1916 at Deshler, Nebraska to John and Clara Thieman, he attended schools in Deshler. He married Mabel Cain in 1945.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Mabel; three sons; a daughter; a stepson, Lonnie and his wife Kay; and 13 grandchildren.
Eddie worked for the Union Pacific RR from 1940 until retiring in 1980.He was engineer on the old steam engines and then on diesel electrics. He was a member of the UTU, BLF & E.
Eddie loved to fish and hunt. Also at one time, he and his wife and family raced go-carts. A few years ago Eddie got interested in the sport of hunting for and rebuilding gas engines. He and Mabel went to all the shows in the area. Many people will remember Eddie and Mabel because of Mabel's ? HP Ideal engine they displayed. This engine was shown in November '90 G EM, page 3 2.
He will greatly be missed by a host of friends and engine buddies that he shared so much time with. He was a joy to know.
Submitted by Ed Saulsburg, 914 West Third, North Platte, Nebraska 69101.