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| May/June 1996

PAUL K. GILES, 61, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, died January 17,1996 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, of complications from a heart transplant, which he had received a week earlier.

He served with the U.S. Army in Virginia and Alaska from 1957-1959. He was a salesman, store manager and vice-president of sales for Truck Suppliers, Inc. of Winchester, Virginia, from 1953-1986. He then opened a feed, hardware and garden supply store in the Bunker Hill Flour Mill on his property from 1986-1995.

Paul was the president of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Inc. show in Berryville, Virginia, in 1967 when it was formally organized and incorporated. He served as president, vice-president, director and show chairman of the organization.

Over the years, he acquired a 7 x 10 double cylinder Frick traction engine which has been at Berryville each year since 1967. He also had in his collection a 10 x 12 Huber portable engine, ten restored tractors of assorted makes, a Frick thresher, Birdsall clover huller, and other pieces of antique farm machinery.

He enjoyed visiting other annual shows of the mid-Atlantic region and traveled to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, in 1969.

He was also a director and charter member of the Dillon Farm Museum of Hedgesville, West Virginia. He was a member of the Lions Club, lifetime member of FFA and attended Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.


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