IN MEMORIAM

By Staff

It is with deep regret that I notify you of the death of a very
good friend. ROY E. CORNELL, 69, of Wellsville, New-York, passed
away December 6, 1992.

When it came to gas engines Roy was one of my earliest
influences. My first engine was a Stover, and Roy called me
‘Stover’ from that point on.

Roy was especially proud of his Tangley calliope. He had it
mounted on a custom made trailer with carpeting and steps up to the
keyboard. The music from this machine always set a happy, cheerful
mood at any show he brought it to. Shows this year will be quiet
for anyone who knew Roy and his calliope.

Roy is survived by his wife, Clara Cornell of Wellsville, and
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He belonged to several gas engine clubs in our area, and was one
of the founding members of our local club. He was also a member of
The Music Box Society. He will be remembered by his friends as a
man who would help out in any way he could.

Submitted by Brian M. Lynch, R.D. #1, Box 120-B, Wellsville, New
York 14895-9801.

GILBERT VOICE, 74, of Kingsley, Michigan was a retired auto
mechanic from the Grand Traverse County Road Commission. He was a
member of the Buckley Old Engine Show in Buckley, Michigan, where
he showed gas engines with his family.

He was born April 4, 1918, in Kingsley, the son of Ernest and
Frieda Voice. On February 17, 1945, in Paragould, Arkansas he
married Mildred Anderson, who died in 1980.

He is survived by one son, two daughters, two stepsons, two
brothers, one sister, 17 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren.

Submitted by James Luper, 5430 Voice Rd., Kingsley, Michigan
49649.

CHARLES L. (JUNIOR) GEISLER, 63, a lifelong resident of Madison,
Indiana, died March 12, 1993 of cancer. Anyone going south on 421
knew Charlie’s place by his row after row of ‘iron
treasures.’

At age 18 he became an over-the -road truck driver where, along
the way, he found numerous treasures throughout every state and
parts of Canada. For a while he operated a garage in Canaan,
Indiana, but the road called him back, his reason pure and
simple-he heard the calling of the Deeres, saw the steam of the
Huber, the strength of the Samson and tug of the Moline.

On September 10, 1949, he married Pauline Shoots and became
instant father to five children. Two more blessed them through
time. He also loved cats and dogs, especially a dog named Sam.

Charlie served as a director and boiler inspector at the Pioneer
Engineer’s Club in Rushville, Indiana, for many years. Steam
engines sat idle if they didn’t meet Charlie’s sharp mind.
He had a great wealth of information, which he shared with many who
came to see him exhibit his Huber steam engine and many unusual
items at the Rushville Show and Portland, too, or with those who
stopped at his home to see his collection. Charlie always said,
‘I have junk and I have ‘good junk’.’ He could take
nothing and make something out of it.

Charlie will be greatly missed by his family and the many
friends he made in life. His memory will live on for many years to
come.

Submitted by his daughter, Suzanne Smith, and friends William
and Marlene Schmid, 19564 St. Rt. 1, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
47025.

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