| September/October 1994

My good friend C.E. (Bud) Stambaugh of York, Pennsylvania 17404-4726, who has been a Rumely OilPull man for his 78 years, like his father before him, wrote me of the passing of his wife SARAH M. STAMBAUGH on May 29, 1994. She was 74 years old and she loved the Rumely OilPull tractor. Over the years she went along with her husband to a lot of tractor shows, in at least seven states. She was a lady and God Bless her and Bud.

Submitted by W. O. and Ellen A. Krumwiede, R.R. 1, Box 129, Voltaire, North Dakota 58792-9795.

WILBUR SOLOMON, age 76, of Delton, Michigan, died April 21, 1994 at the farm home where he had lived his entire life. He was born May 11, 1917.

After graduation from high school, he attended Detroit Institute of Technology for two years, following which he returned home to take over the family farm. During the war years, in addition to farming, he worked at Eaton Manufacturing, Valve Division, in Battle Creek, Michigan. He retired from Michigan State Technical Institute, Pine Lake, Michigan in 1978.

During those working years he began to collect gasoline engines and antique tractors, mostly John Deere. He was a long time subscriber to GEM magazine.

He enjoyed engine shows and traveled to many other states to attend them. He loved to meet and talk with club members about their displays and experiences and to exhibit some of his own. He was a member and past president of the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Club, and will probably be best remembered for his watermelon-sawing on those hot June afternoons. Watermelon sawing consisted of slicing melons on a regular buzz-saw powered by a gas engine tractor, OilPullwhatever was available. I would take the slices from him, hand them to my mother who would cut the slices in quarters and pass them out to the crowd. A real icy treat and a popular event at the KVAE&MC Show. How good they were!. He'll also be remembered, too, for his good humor, his funny stories and his friendliness to all.


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