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| July/August 1981

KEITH MORTIMORE, age 59, of Pontiac, Michigan, died April 26, 1981 after suffering a heart attack. Keith had only recently participated in the organization and had been elected to the office of vice president of the newly-formed Oakland Antique Engine and Tractor Club and this was typical of his interest in old engines. He exhibited regularly at shows in and around Michigan and his friends and fellow club members will miss his friendship and quiet helpfulness.

Submitted by John Swigart, P.O. Box 4412, Auburn Heights, Michigan 48057.

On March 23, 1981, Rev. J. Henry Fisher, one of the last pioneers in the manufacture of farm machinery passed on at the age of 79. At an early age he affiliated himself with the Reformed Mennonite Church; at age 24 he was called to the ministry and was later made a Bishop. He was also a collector of gasoline engines. The Lauson, and of course, the New Holland, were his favorites.

This partial list of his accomplishments is impressive:

1918 Was employed by Frick Co., Waynesboro, PA.

1919 Went to Hertzler & Zook, Belleville, PA.


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