| July/August 2001

  • Memoriam

  • Trudy Ruf
    The late Trudy Ruf.
    Kenneth and Sandra Butterworth

  • Memoriam
  • Trudy Ruf

DAN COOK, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, died February 21, 2001.

Dan was a founder of New Mexico Vintage Iron. He was also a member of several other old iron clubs. He was a licensed steam engine operator, of which he was very proud. It is hard to imagine anyone more knowledgeable about old engines. He cared very much and tried to help those who would listen to his advice.

Dan always participated to the max at our own show, the Southern New Mexico State Fair, as well as several Arizona shows and some in other parts of the country. He particularly enjoyed demonstrating old tools and equipment found on farms and ranches to youngsters. Many a youngster (and oldster) knows how we get water from the ground because of Dan. He made many miles of ropes six feet at a time for all those who wanted to have one.

Submitted by Floyde Adams, e-mail

BURNETT BUTTER WORTH was born July 1, 1905 and died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. A 1924 graduate of Waynesville High School in 1924, of Wilmington College (1928) he received his master of arts in zoology from Miami University in 1936. He retired in 1975 after 50 years of teaching at Lebanon High School, then volunteered for 25 years at Pioneer Village, serving as president, vice president, secretary and handyman, while farming 20 acres of soybeans and corn.

Mr. Butterworth was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church and the Lebanon F&AM.


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