Monday, December 20, 2010

Closing out sale - 60 years ago today

On December 20, 1950, a closing out sale was held marking the end of Floyd Gipson Brassfield's career as a farmer at age 52. He lived there from 1946 to 1950 and moved west. He died in 1961 and was buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark county, Washington. He was a farmer or rancher in South Dakota for a few years in the early 1920s, then moved to Cherokee, Iowa for a couple years. Around 1926, they moved to Lake City, Iowa until 1946. At least part of the time he operated a trucking business in Lake City, delivering Milk and Ice and other things.

I've marked the approximate location of the farm, on the location feature below. It looks like it was in Thompson Township, Guthrie County, Iowa by the description in the ad. Looking at the topography of that area, it doesn't seem very hospitable to farming.

The text of the poster is after the jump.


Closing Out Sale
HAVING SOLD MY FARM I WILL HOLD A CLOSING OUT SALE AT MY FARM 8 MILES SOUTH OF GUTHRIE CENTER ON HI-WAY No. 25; OR 4 MILES NORTH OF HI-WAY No. 6, ON-- Wed., Dec. 20th (1950) Sale to start at 12.30 P.M.

51 HEAD of LIVESTOCK
5 -- HEAD OF HORSES -- 5
1 black mare, smooth mouth, wt. about 1400, work any place; 1 black saddle horse, 9 yrs. and gentle for anyone to ride; 2 sorrel colts, 4 yrs., un-broken; 1 black mare, 8 yrs., wt. about 1500, green broke.

46 -- HEAD OF CATTLE  -- 46
46 head of cattle consisting of 1 red cow 5 yrs., to freshen Feb. 13; 1 black cow, 5 yrs., to freshen Feb. 17; 1 red cow, 3 yrs., to freshen Feb. 25; 1 red cow, 4 yrs., to freshen, Feb. 29; 1 red cow 3 yrs-, to freshen Mar. 20; 1 red cow, 4 yrs. to fresh-en Mar. 22; l roan cow, 3 yrs., to freshen Mar. 23; 1 black cow, 9 yrs., to freshen Mar. 25; 1 roan cow 5 yrs., to freshen Feb. 23; 1 Guernsey cow, 6 yrs., to freshen April 28.
6 heifers 2 yrs. to freshen in spring; 1 roan heifer with calf at side; l red heifer with calf at side; 4 white face heifers, 1 yr. old; 1 roan heifer, 1 yr.; 1 black heifer, 1 yr.; 12 mixed heifers and steers, about 9 mos. old; 10 small calves and 1 Whiteface bull, 2 1/2 yrs. old.

HAY AND STRAW
Approximately 2,000 bales clover, Alfalfa and Brome mixed; 100 bales of straw

MACHINERY
1 - 1946 Avery tractor and cultivator with new 2-14" mounted plow; 1 David Bradley 4-bar tractor side delivery rake, used one season; 1 IHC corn-planter, O. K., with 120 rods wire; 3-section flex-ible harrow; 2-section ridged harrow; 1 endgate seeder; 1 14" hammer-mill; 1 10' disc; l  8' disc,1 3-section springtooth harrow; 1 New Idea manure spreader; 1 weeder; 1 rubber tired wagon and box; 1 high-wheel wagon and box; 1 hay rack; 1 14” J.D. walking plow; 1 De Laval double unit milking machine, good; 1 De Laval cream separator; 1 1/2 H.P. electric motor, 110v; 1 1/4-H.P. motor; 1 1/4-H.P. DC motor; 1 2-wheel flattop trailer; Cowboy tank heater, 1941 IHC 3/4-ton pickup, O. K. in every way; 1 stock saddle; 1 Sears Roebuck power circle wood saw with power drive; 1 John Deere grain binder; 1 7’ windrower; 5 spools of new barb wire.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS
1 Monagram combination bottle gas cook stove; 1 dining room suite; 1 Davenport and chair; 1 Elec-tric washing machine, good; 1 writing desk; 2 beds and springs; 2 dressers; 2 9x12 Linoleum rugs; tubs and many other articles too numerous to men-tion.

CHICKENS
About 75 Leghorn Pullets and 75 Leghorn hens

TERMS ARE CASH! OR SEE THE CLERK!

All articles to be settled for before leaving the place

Floyd Brassfield

MERLE SLOSS & LLOYD LAUGHERY, Auctioneers
THE CASEY BANK, Clerk

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OCR with http://www.free-ocr.com It did a pretty good job except for the all caps headlines, so not too bad.

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