| March/April 1997

HAROLD MOREROD of Independence, Missouri, 56, passed away on November 2, 1996, after a courageous fight with the complications of scleroderma.

He was a Navy veteran and was retired from General Motors. He was a member of the Mo-Kan Antique Power Association, Inc., and the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association, Adrian, Missouri.

Harold will be greatly missed. He was always willing to help out a friend. Harold collected tractors, gas engines, windmills and cars. He went to most of the shows in this area; even this last year with his health problems he exhibited his engines.

He was a loving, caring husband and father. Harold is survived by both of his elderly parents; his wife Nina; sons Troy, Eric and Zane; daughter Penny; six grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters and many, many friends, all of whom will miss him.

Submitted by Calvin W. Brookover, member of Mo-Kan, 10907 Cleveland, Kansas City, Missouri 64137.

FRANK ARNETT died November 17, 1996, five days after his 37th birthday, after a long illness. He resided in Lakeview, California. Frank attended his first engine show in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, at the young age of four. It was on that day that he was bitten by the bug of antique engines. Throughout his life, he was an avid collector of old things such as marbles, toy cars and trucks, and model tractors. Frank also enjoyed working with cars, especially antiques. Shortly after he was born, Frank's name was added to the title of a 1924 Ford Roadster which was to be a restoration project for him and his father as Frank grew up. His name remains on that title today. The car was a great source of pride for Frank throughout his life.

Hs is survived by his mother, father, and three older sisters. Frank was my son and I will miss him very much.

Submitted by Owen D. Arnett, 17178 Madison Road, Nampa, Idaho 83687.

HARTFORD (HAL) A. LEWIS, died September 22, 1996, at age 91, of Regina, Saskatchewan. He was born May 13, 1905 in the Adair Territory of Assinibola, Northwest Territories. He received his early education at Iowa, Crocus Prairie and Gray schools, and enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan in 1924. He graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering in 1928 and started a farming operation that same year. He married Ellen McKen October of 1929, and they had three children: Ron, Glenn and Marjorie. In the fall of 1937 he began a 25 year career as a sessional lecturer with the University's Agricultural Engineering Department, working with Professor Evan Hardy. His teaching touched thousands of future farmers and farm leaders and his research and development work paved the way for major improvements in farming practices on the prairies. In 1946, he designed and built the first factory-made discer for Canadian Cooperative Implements in Winnipeg. Hal's long list of career accomplishments include: president of the Saskatoon Branch of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists; president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association; president of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Seed Growers Association; founding member of the Palliser Wheat Growers Association; charter member of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering; member of the Advisory Council to the College of Agriculture and the University of Saskatchewan Senate; and Director of Pioneera in Saskatoon. He joined the Gray Masonic Lodge in 1941 and was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan in 1969-1970. He married Dorothy Carnegie in 1980.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; his daughter Marjorie and her sons; his daughter-in-law, Flo Simonds, and children; stepsons Bill, Calvin and Chris Carnegie; his stepdaughter, Nelda McDonald; three brothers; fourteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; eight stepgrand-children; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Sent to us by his wife, Dorothy, #102-45 Kensington Cres., Regina, Saskatchewan S4S7H5.

NORMA L. MAY LEIPHART of York, Pennsylvania, passed away September 9, 1996 at the age of 88.

She and her late husband, Stuart E. 'Jake' Leiphart, attended many shows in the East where he exhibited model steam engines.

Norma could always be found working and having a good time at all the shows she attended.

She was a member of the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc., Mason-Dixon Historical Society Inc., Early American Steam & Old Equipment Society, and Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association.

She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Submitted by Brenda Stant, Secretary, Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc.

MELVIN S. EAVES, 88, born May 22, 1908, passed away May 28, 1996.

To all of you who might have known our beloved dad, he was a true and dedicated man to his hobby for some forty years. At one time in our dad's life he owned some sixty or more engines. Our dad was a man who would build a model engine only one way, the right way. He was, without a doubt, a real machinist, one of the best we ever knew.

He rose from the back seat in Freemasonry to the top seat as Worshipful Master of his lodge. He was a man of his word and kept his word until his last day on this earth.

His loving care was put into his engines and we hope the ones sold will run for many years to come. May you rest in peace, Dad, for these old irons will run on for you. God Bless you, Dad.

Submitted by his sons, Sterling Douglas Eaves and George Emmett Eaves.


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