IN MEMORIAM

By Staff

CHARLES S. MARTIN, Myersville, Maryland, passed away on December
12, 1986, at the age of 60.

Charles was the president of the Myersville Savings Bank. He
served as treasurer as well as being on the Board of Trustees of
the Salem United Methodist church. He was active in the Myersville
Fire Co., the Myersville Lion’s Club, and the Wolfsville
Ruritan club.

Mr. Martin was always eager to help others. It was not uncommon
to hear Charles respond to a compliment: ‘I was just doing my
job.’

He was an active worker and exhibitor at the Catoctin Antique
Gaszx Engine Show. He had a fine collection of John Deere tractors,
but an even

finer collection of Quincy engines and a Quincy tractor. He was
proud of his collection and exhibited all along the East coast and
as far West as Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Charles had a desire and ability
to secure engines and tractors, and then restore them to their
original condition. He was a stickler to be sure the paint and
striping was correct, missing parts were replaced by parts of
factory design, and the carts were the carts that came from the
manufacturer with the engine. He was always ready and willing to
give a helping hand to others. He will be greatly missed by
all.

Submitted by Nelson Langdon, chairman, Catoctin Gas Engine
Show.

JOHNNIE A. MEYER, 72, passed away at his home in Warrenton,
Missouri, December 30, 1986.

My Meyer had worked most of his life with heavy machinery,
starting as a boy firing steam engines. He had considerable
experience with steam excavating equipment. His continued interest
in steam was expressed in his Advance steam engine and sawmill,
which he operated annually at the Warren County show.

Johnnie, a long time active member of the Warren County Old
Threshers’ Association, had served in many capacities,
including offices and as a board member. He and his wife Ina were
tireless in their organizational efforts for the club.

Mr. Meyer will be sadly missed by his family, friends and the
Association. Submitted by B. W. Hendricks, secretary, Warren County
Old Threshers Association, Warrenton, Missouri.

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