ELLSWORTH E. SONGER from Orange, Massachusetts, long time
antique machinery enthusiast, died December 13, 1990 in Athol
Memorial Hospital, Athol, Massachusetts.
He was a charter member of the Central Massachusetts Gas and
Steam Engine Association, and one of the original organizers of
that group’s annual ‘Yankee Engine-uity in Action Show’
held each June in Orange, Massachusetts.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ruth; sons David of Long
Beach, New York and Kevin of Orange, Massachusetts; daughters
Roberta Dahl of Orange and Karen Ballou of Pelham, Massachusetts; 5
brothers; 4 sisters; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Ellsworth was a self-employed contractor for 40 years before
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Submitted by Diane G. Hill, Sec, Central Mass. Steam, Gas
and Machinery Association, 45 Mooreland Ave., Leominster, Mass.
Engineland lost a true friend with the passing of ARLO JURNEY of
Calgary, Alberta, on November 4, 1990. Born 77 years ago, Arlo
gained his knowledge of steam and gasoline engines while farming in
the Vulcan, Alberta area.
When the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
began their ‘Pioneera’ tractor shows in the 1950’s,
Arlo’s experience enabled him to operate many of their
machines. Later, in 1972, he became a charter member of the Pioneer
Acres Club at Irricana, Alberta, contributing greatly to their
success. He was also a charter member of the J.I. Case Heritage
Foundation and had a wonderful visit with Helen Case Brigham and
Brig during the 1990 Pioneer Acres Show. Always ready to help, with
a warm and friendly smile, he will be missed by many people.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Sylva; a
sister, Erma Erb and her husband, Mel; and a stepson, Gary
Submitted by Tom Kempling, Box 700, Drumheller, Alberta,
Canada T0J 0Y0.
E. J. ‘EDDIE’ THIEMAN of North Platte, Nebraska passed
away November 28,1990. Born February 17,1916 at Deshler, Nebraska
to John and Clara Thieman, he attended schools in Deshler. He
married Mabel Cain in 1945.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Mabel; three sons; a daughter; a
stepson, Lonnie and his wife Kay; and 13 grandchildren.
Eddie worked for the Union Pacific RR from 1940 until retiring
in 1980.He was engineer on the old steam engines and then on diesel
electrics. He was a member of the UTU, BLF & E.
Eddie loved to fish and hunt. Also at one time, he and his wife
and family raced go-carts. A few years ago Eddie got interested in
the sport of hunting for and rebuilding gas engines. He and Mabel
went to all the shows in the area. Many people will remember Eddie
and Mabel because of Mabel’s ? HP Ideal engine they displayed.
This engine was shown in November ’90 G EM, page 3 2.
He will greatly be missed by a host of friends and engine
buddies that he shared so much time with. He was a joy to know.
Submitted by Ed Saulsburg, 914 West Third, North Platte,