Lee Bowman, 78, died Oct. 11, 2001. He was born
Sept. 30, 1923. He was a retired machinist having worked for F. C.
Russell 20 years, L. W. Nash in East Palestine, Ohio, for 15 years
and Rice Engineering for two years.
Lee was well know as an engine collecter and restorer. He had
some 50 to 60 engines in his collection, including Ideal,
Associated, IHC Titan, Briggs & Stratton, Maytag and many
others. Lee also restored a 1936 Plymouth car to like new
He had been a member of the North West Pennsylvania Steam Engine
and Old Equipment Association in Portersville, Pa., since 1972. He
was a long-time member of the Stumptown Steam Threshers, the Knox
Antique Engine and Tractor Association and the Ashtabula County
Antique Engine Club, all in Ohio, and the Marshall County Antique
Power Association in Moundsville, W. Va.
Lee helped many people restore their engines over the years. A
kind and gentle man, he was never too busy to answer a question or
lend a helping hand to anyone.
Lee leaves behind his wonderful wife of 57 years as well as four
children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His memory
will live forever with those who knew and loved him. He was a very
special man and a good friend to us all.Submitted by Lonnie R.
Kiger, Glen Easton, W. Va.
Robert Love, Woodstock, Va., died Jan. 31,
Robert was born Dec. 5, 1923, the son of LeRoy and Candace
Leathers Love of Pennsylvania. During World War II he served in the
Army Air Corps, and he was retired from Capital/United
Robert collected Economy engines, beginning with the Economy his
father-in-law, I. W. Brown, got from Sears. Robert enjoyed going to
shows all along the eastern shore, taking pictures and showing his
engine and photo albums.Submitted by Louis B. Love
Wilbur (Will) Wilson, LaGrange, Ohio, died
March 8, 2002. Will was a longtime member of the LaGrange Engine
Club. He was always available to help on our many projects before,
during and after our shows. He will be missed by his friends and
family. Submitted by John R. Heath