HERMAN CARBONNEAU, 87, of Bottineau, N. D. died December 4, 1976. Mr. Carbonneau was born in 1889 at Tarsus, Dakota Territory, a few weeks before North Dakota became a state. His parents immigrated from the County of Napierville, P.Q. near Montreal, Canadas, to Tarsus in the early 1880s a territory that was unsettled with inconveniences and hardship, with the nearest railroad 100 miles away at Devil's Lake. Mr. Carbonneau's father received his citizenship papers at the first session of District Court ever held in Bottineau County. Herman was educated in French and some English existed in the early days of Tarsus School. He was a Trustee in the old St. Paul of Tarsus Church, located between Bottineau, and Dunseith. He was a farmer all his life, and made extensive trips as a cattle buyer most of his early adult years. Mr. Cabonneau was a member of the Federal Grand Jury during the controversial 2nd. Federal Trial of the late North Dakota Governor William Langer.
Submitted by his son, George Carbonneau, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318.
A. E. MAUGANS, 72, Route 2, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin passed away on October 19, 1976 at his home. Funeral service was held October 22nd at the United Methodist Church at St. Croix Falls, with Rev. Kendall Anderson officiating. Burial at St. Croix Falls Cemetery. 'Lonny', as he was known by his friends, worked with Alden Morell, Dennie Magnuson, and John Achey to organize the original Gas Engine Club No. 1. He restored many gas engines and more recently catered to the restoration of old clocks. He will indeed be missed by many.
Submitted by Gilmar Johnson, Route 1, Frederic, Wisconsin 54837.
R. GRAY ROBERTSON, 24, of Route 3, Delmar, Maryland died January 7, 1977 in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, after a short illness. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. Gray loved machinery - old and new, antique cars, dragsters, super-stock tractors - any challenging engine. He was a fine, dedicated mechanic.
Submitted by Brenda Layton, Federalsburg, Maryland 21632.
JOHN P. KADINGER died December 14, 1976 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 88. 'Jack' as he was known to his friends, had a long and active life in the steam and threshing world. Besides serving his country in W.W.I the early part of his career was spent with the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co. as a collection man. After that he served 27 years as a twine salesman with Linsay Bros. His retirement years were spent in reconditioning and displaying steam engines. Having owned five different engines, he was very active in at least six different steam showings in South Eastern South Dakota. Jack was one of the Charter Members of the Gas N' Steamers Club in Sioux Falls. Jack will long be remembered and missed by his many friends in the steam world.
Submitted by The Gas N' Steamers, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57032.
JAMES W. ANTHONY, 66, Greenville, Illinois died after an illness of several months. Jim was a charter member of our club. He was a valuable member, as Jim had been in the machinery business in Greenville, for a number of years. He would give us a lot of information on machinery that was manufactured years ago. He will be missed by his many friends in and out of our club.
Submitted by KennethB. Benters, 309 E. Keys, Springfield, Illinois.
DALE HEMPFING, 38, of Glen Rock, R.D. #1, Pennsylvania died suddenly of a heart attack on October 29, 1976. He was an active member in Maryland Steam Engine Show and the Mason Dixon Steam Show. He attended other shows in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Canada. Dale was a school teacher of Spring Grove and a part time bus driver for Lincoln Bus Company of Hanover, Pa. He was in the Navy for two years. Dale was a devoted husband and a wonderful friend of a lot of people. He was a community planner and neighbor. He is greatly missed by all.
Submitted by Gene E. Nafe, R.D.#1, Brodbecks, Pennsylvania.