RUSSELL CHAPLIN, the gentleman who was the dean of farm
equipment dealers in Jones County, Iowa, recently passed away. I
imagine that he probably was in the business longer than anyone
else who represented a farm equipment company in the county. He was
always as honest as possible or he would not have lasted so long.
Also, he carried on hand a larger inventory of repair parts and had
better service personnel than many other dealers in both Case and
I believe because of this man’s honesty and integrity he was
a real ‘Iron Man’. These people who devoted their time and
lives to the mechanization of farming, how could we have done
Russell was born October 22, 1901 at Sand Springs, Iowa, the son
of Harry and Clara Hicks Chaplin. He received his education in
rural schools near Onslow and was later employed by Jones County as
a maintainer operator.
Russell Chaplin and Harriet Marshall were married in 1934- The
couple made their home in Onslow, where in 1941 Russell opened the
J.I. Case dealership. He retired from his business in 1982. Russell
and Harriet moved to the Senior Home in 1987, and Harriet preceded
him in death in 1988.
Russell was a member of the Onslow Presbyterian Church, where he
served as an elder. He also served as a director of the Onslow
Savings Bank for many years.
Surviving are a son, James Chaplin of Noble, Oklahoma; a
daughter, Kay Salons of Lovelorn, Colorado and six
Submitted by Joseph C. Glenn, R R #2, Box 190, Anamosa, Iowa
HUBERT A. WILSON, age 74, of Highway 196, Faubush, Kentucky,
died December 7, 1990, at his residence following a short
He was born in Pulaski County on January 19, 1916, son of the
late M.A. and Berthetta Chumbley Wilson. He was a retired farmer,
member of Sievers Masonic Lodge #491, Nancy, and 40 year member of
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Davis Wilson, whom he married
on September 21, 1940, in Monticello; a son, Billy Lewis, Faubush;
a brother, Marvin, Faubush; a sister, Ruby Gusher, Somerset; two
grandchildren, Spencer Lewis and Tawnya Wilson, both of
Submitted by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Wilson.