HAROLD MOREROD of Independence, Missouri, 56, passed away on
November 2, 1996, after a courageous fight with the complications
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,
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
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
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,
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
Old Photograph of McCormick Deering-Binder and Farmall F-12
McCormick-Deering binder and Farmall F-12 fill out the scene in this old photograph.
In Memoriam of Howard E. Pray
Remembering Howard E. Pray, member of the Antique Engine & Tractor Assn. of Geneseo, Ill.
What Year Is This Reeves & Co.?
The Pottsville Historical Museum in Merlin, Ore., is looking for more information on their Reeves & Co. steam engine