CHARLES WILL HIDE, age 83, of Greenfield, Indiana passed away
Charlie was a retired farmer and an advanced collector and
restorer of antiques. He was an excellent machinist, mechanic,
gunsmith, and electrician, always ready to help anyone including
the younger collectors just starting in. His antique collections
included engines, autos, guns, radios, clocks, coins, toys,
railroad items, and about anything else you could name.
He attended all the local engine shows as long as his health
permitted. He was a charter member of the Pioneer Engineers Club,
Mid-America Threshing Club, Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Club,
and National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.
He will be greatly missed by his friends, and at the shows,
auctions, and swap meets. He always wanted Bidder No. 13 at the
auctions. He said it brought him luck.
Submitted by Al New, 5427 W. 900 South, Pendleton, Indiana
JACK J. KERTENIS, JR.,71,of 508 Main St., Somers, Connecticut,
passed away on April 12, 1990.
He was retired from Hamilton Standard, a division of United
Technologies Corp. where he worked in maintenance. He also served
as a building inspector in Somers. He previously was a
self-employed home builder.
He is survived by his wife, June (Hinckley) Kertenis, a son Jack
J. Ill, a daughter June E. Kertenis, and two sisters.
He will be missed by his fellow members of the Scantic Valley
Antique Engine Club and his many friends, who will remember him
smiling next to his John Deere ‘L’.
EDWARD ‘WOODY’ WOOD, 64, of Dexter, Maine, formerly of
Monson, Mass., passed away on December 13,1989.
He was a founder and charter member of the Scantic Valley
Antique Engine Club. He was also a founder and charter member and
former deputy chief of the Monson Bellmen, a club dedicated to the
restoration of antique fire trucks.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two sons, two daughters,
four grandchildren, and three brothers.
He will be missed by his many friends.
The above two submissions were sent to us by Frank Carey,
president of Scantic Valley Antique Engine Club, 93 Wilbraham Road,
Monson, Massachusetts 01057
EVA BELLE ‘EVE’ SCOTT, 87, wife of Adam
Scott, passed away at a Nevada nursing home March 3, 1990, after an
illness of several weeks.
Each year ‘Adam and Eve’, as they were known to their
many friends and acquaintances, attended gas engine and tractor
shows in the panhandle area of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska,
South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. At the time of
her death, she and Adam were members of the Missouri River Valley
Steam Engine Association in Boonville, Missouri; Branch #16 of
EDGE&TA in Republic, Missouri; and Southeast Kansas Old Time
Gas Engine and Tractor Club in Pittsburgh, Kansas.
Eve was born in Centerville, Iowa, in 1902 and lived most of her
life in Kansas and Missouri. She had made her home in the Nevada
area since 1955. Having worked for Southwestern Bell for more than
21 years, she was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of
Survivors include her husband, Adam H. Scott, three sons, a
daughter, two stepdaughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and
a great-great grandchild.
Eve will be greatly missed this year and every year as this
gallant woman was a familiar figure for so long at the shows and
meetings. We loved her.
Submitted by Mildred Hunter, Sec, S & K Old Time Gas Engine
& Tractor Club, R 1, Box 353-3, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762.
RONALD L. BRADLEY passed away May 6, 1990.
He was the owner and operator of Dependable Machine in Arlington
Heights, Illinois and served as Elk Grove Township commissioner
from 1952 to 1972. He was a member of Northern Illinois Steam and
Power Club and served as director from 1963 to 1975 and president
from 1975 to 1978.
He was the last man to do custom threshing in north eastern
Illinois. He had a big old Aultman Taylor and I think a Case
Submitted by Richard Nelson, 917 Oakwood, Hancock, Wisconsin
GEORGE G. SCOTT, 70, of Outlook, Montana passed
away April 29, 1990, after a 5? -year battle with cancer. He is
survived by his wife Darle, two daughters and three
In the early 60’s George became interested in restoring
stationary gas engines. However, after he saw his first scale model
engine a friend had made from castings, he became completely
involved with little engines. He first worked with purchased
castings, but later designed and built his own engines, making
wooden patterns, having them cast, and creating the working
He and his wife enjoyed engine shows around the country where he
displayed his own scale models, such as a Fairbanks Morse
‘N’, a John Deere Power unit which ran a wheat-cleaner also
made by him, and a Mogul side shaft.
George made and flew radio-controlled model planes, a model
plane engine, and was working on his own design of a nine cylinder
radial model plane engine.
Submitted by Darle S. Scott, Box 272, Outlook, Montana