We regret to announce the passing of CARROLL TRACY, Secy/Treas. of the Bluegrass Steam & Gas Engine Association.
Carroll died January 19 after an illness. He was past president of the Association and very instrumental in the club's program.
Carroll was well known among other engine clubs in the area and spent a great deal of time in supporting and promoting them.
He will be sadly missed by the friends he made throughout the years.
Submitted by Jim Durham, President, Blue Grass Steam &l Gas Engine Assn.
WILLIAM RALPH LEACH, 72 of Bird City, Kansas, passed away September 20, 1983 after complications developing from hip surgery.
Ralph was born in Denton, North Carolina and graduated from high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then moved to Bird City, Kansas where his career in farming began.
For many years he was a board member of the Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher's Association. He donated some land to the association for their annual show. In his spare time he would help restore old tractors and engines that the association wanted to add to their collection. During the show, he was responsible for setting up parking areas and directing people to proper locations.
His grandchildren enjoyed helping him at the show. A fun task was moving the stationary engine, which ran the sawmill, to town. A favorite of the children's was driving his G Allis Chalmers in the parade.
He was always busy and thoroughly enjoyed life.
Submitted by Angela Leach (granddaughter) R. R. 1, Bird City, Kansas 67731.
IVAN LOYD, a life-time resident of Cheyenne County Kansas passed away suddenly from a heart attack January 23, 1984 at the age of 66.
He was married to Leona Nelsen in 1940. They lived in the country and farmed until his wife's death in 1979. He moved to Bird City shortly thereafter.
He became very interested in the Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher show, of which he was Secretary-/Treasurer at the time of his death. He was always willing to help in any way to improve the show.
He will always be missed by his relatives and friends, for his good deeds and concern for others.
Submitted by Harold Nelsen, Vice President of the Tri-State Antique Show, Bird City, Kansas.