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In Memoriam

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By Staff | Dec 1, 2002

Margaret Dunbar Reid, West Chester, Pa., died
Sept. 23, 2002, a few days after her 87th birthday.

Born Sept. 19, 1915, in Oil City, Pa., she was the daughter of
John Reid, an official in the Joseph Reid Gas Engine Co. of Oil
City. He was the nephew of company founder Joseph Reid.

Miss Reid earned an A.B. degree from Goucher College in
Baltimore in 1937 and a M.A. degree in English Literature from
Columbia University in New York City in 1952. She taught English at
Oil City High School, and retired in 1975. She remained active
until a day before her death.

She is survived by several nieces; Marilyn Reid Welton and
husband James of Illinois; Caryl Reid McDonald of Oklahoma; Jean
Lee (Peggy) Goldsborough Clark and husband Daniel O. of California,
and one nephew; Ted Goldsborough and his wife Susan W. of
Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.

Submitted by Ted Goldsborough

Harry Horner died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002. Many of
us have fond memories of Harry and his stories of the old days in
the oil field. An invaluable resource of information and knowledge,
Harry was known by nearly everyone in the oil field engine hobby,
and saved many engines now being enjoyed by collectors. It’s
not hard to find someone who bought an engine from Harry.

Harry and his partner, John Burns, started Burns & Horner
Engine Co., producing oil field engine models. I am honored to have
known Harry – he will be missed by many. Harry was a member of the
Masonic fraternity AF&AM of Dayton, Ohio.

Submitted by Russell L Farmer

Robert P. Miller, 66, of Leland, Ill., passed
away Sept. 17, 2002. He was known as ‘Sheller Bob’ for his
many years of custom corn shelling and, later, combining. Bob was a
member of the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club, where he served as a
director and was in charge of the flea market at the club’s
annual show. He and his sons put together an outstanding collection
of Sandwich engines that serves as the cornerstone of the Sandwich
Fair Antique Farm Machinery Display. His many friends and fellow
collectors will sorely miss him. He is survived by his wife,
Georgia; two sons, Don and Doug; one daughter, Kim Miller Royal,
husband Mike; two grandchildren; and a brother, Francis.

Submitted by Ray Forrer, Sandwich Early Day Engine Club

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