| June/July 1988

BILLY KIRK, of Lancaster, South Carolina, age 54, passed away February 11th, 1988. He is survived by his wife, Annie Sue. He was a farmer.

Billy was very interested in two cylinder tractors, and his collection included many. He wanted to help keep a part of early American farm history alive by restoring John Deere tractors. He had restored a John Deere GP, LA, BO, L, D, Mc. Crawler, and an 80. He was starting on a John Deere G, A and M at the time of his illness.

Submitted by his wife, Annie Sue Kirk, Rt 3, Box 435, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720

On Tuesday, March 22, 1988, DONALD E. CARROTHERS, aged 78, of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, passed away.

Don was born on January 30, 1910, eldest son of Thomas and Etta Carrothers, at Austin. He married Muriel Tattersall and they continued to reside on the farm at Austin. Don had a great interest in antique farm equipment. His own farm eventually was the beginning of the Agriculture Memorial Museum of Manitoba at Austin. Later, his father donated land to the present site for the museum, for its future development. He gave much of his time and money to the museum and for his contribution was awarded the Manitoba Historical Society Centennial Commemoration Medal in 1970.

He is survived by his wife Muriel, daughter Evelyn, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and siblings Clifford, Stanley, Clarence, Isabel, Vera, Violet, and Grace.


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