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BILLY KIRK, of Lancaster, South Carolina, age 54, passed away
February 11th, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Annie Sue. He was
a farmer.

Billy was very interested in two cylinder tractors, and his
collection included many. He wanted to help keep a part of early
American farm history alive by restoring John Deere tractors. He
had restored a John Deere GP, LA, BO, L, D, Mc. Crawler, and an 80.
He was starting on a John Deere G, A and M at the time of his

Submitted by his wife, Annie Sue Kirk, Rt 3, Box 435,
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

On Tuesday, March 22, 1988, DONALD E. CARROTHERS, aged 78, of
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, passed away.

Don was born on January 30, 1910, eldest son of Thomas and Etta
Carrothers, at Austin. He married Muriel Tattersall and they
continued to reside on the farm at Austin. Don had a great interest
in antique farm equipment. His own farm eventually was the
beginning of the Agriculture Memorial Museum of Manitoba at Austin.
Later, his father donated land to the present site for the museum,
for its future development. He gave much of his time and money to
the museum and for his contribution was awarded the Manitoba
Historical Society Centennial Commemoration Medal in 1970.

He is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Evelyn, several
grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and siblings Clifford, Stanley,
Clarence, Isabel, Vera, Violet, and Grace.

Submitted by his wife, Muriel E. Carrothers, I02-70I
Crescent Rd. E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, RIN

ADIN REYNOLDS, 82, of Aniwa, Wisconsin, died Monday, December
14, 1987. He was the founder of Reynolds Sugar Bush, Inc., a
business that has become the largest independent maple syrup
producer in the world. He and his family have hosted 37 Maple
Festivals and Pancake Days, which draw thousands of people to the
sugar bush during late May.

He retired from the sugar bush in the late 1970’s and turned
to collecting displays for the ‘Remember When’ Museum, a
collection of Aniwa local and Reynolds family history.

Reynolds is survived by his wife of sixty years, Geraldine, as
well as by daughter Kathleen (Mrs. LeRoy) Sipes of Columbus, Ohio,
and sons Juan of Aniwa and Lynn of Hortonville. There are also
seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Submitted by his son, Lynn H. Reynolds, Rt 2, Box 326,
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944.

  • Published on Jun 1, 1988
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