| January/February 1979

ELZA M. MECKLEY, SR., 74, of Paris, Missouri died unexpectedly on October 31. He was on his way South for the winter. He was a member and past director of the Mark Twain Old Threshers Association and showed gas engines and antique tractors at many shows during the summer. He was retired from active farming.

Submitted by Leon Foree, Mark Twain Old Threshers Association, Paris, Missouri 65275.

SWAN 'HENRY' SWANSON, 74, of 1515 15th Avenue, S.E., Aberdeen, South Dakota passed away October 10, 1978. S. Henry Swanson was one of the founders of the James Valley Pioneer Threshermen's Association. Members of the group will miss his interest and assistance with the threshing shows.

Henry was well-known at Dalton, Minnesota and also New Rockford, North Dakota shows where he had operated steam engines for a number of years.

Submitted by Gordon Bergh, President, James Valley Pioneer Threshermen's Association.


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