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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1935

Obituary.

Clara Matilda Kaucher, daughter of Mariah and Dyer Nicholas Levering, was born Oct. 13th, 1868, near Piqua, Ohio, and died Sept. 20th, 1935, at the age of 66 years, 11 months, and 7 days.

She was married to Robert C. Kaucher in October, 1894. To this union was born two children, Dr. A. N. Kaucher of West Upton, Mass., and Mary Belle Huddle of Union City, Ind. She leaves behind her one sister, Mrs. P. H. Ware, of Woodington, O.; two brothers, Allen Levering, of New Paris, and Robert Levering of Piqua, Ohio.

Mrs. Kaucher was a member of the United Brethren church. In the music of her life the overtones of heaven were ever to be heard and in her passing. She leaves an undying echo of paradise.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1935

Four men killed at Farmland this morning. - Murry Sunday drives his car in front of fast big four passenger train. - Four men enroute to Selma, Ind. to work on railroad instantly killed. - Death toll over County for past three days are result of auto accident raised to six.

This morning at 6:30 o'clock a Big Four passenger train struck a Ford sedan car at the main crossing in Farmland, Ind. killing instantly Murry Sunday, Gerald Collier, Francis Leaky and John Delk, who were enroute from their home in Farmland, Ind. to Selma, Ind. where they were employed as section hands on the Big Four railroad.

Murry Sunday was driving the car and in spite of the fact that this dangerous crossing is protected with safety flash lights, which were operating he drove his car directly in front of the fast passenger train, which carried the car several hundreds of feet down the track, completely demolishing it and killing all of the occupants instantly, the bodies were terribly mangled.

The east bound passenger train had just crossed over the crossing and Murray drove onto it, not seeing the West bound passenger train.

The bodies were removed to the Thornburg Funeral parlors in Farmland, Ind.

A great many fatal accidents have taken place at this dangerous crossing in the past.

This makes five fatal deaths in Randolph county within the past three days as results of auto accidents. The failure of Murry Sunday at Farmland, Ind. this morning to stop his car before crossing the railroad track was most disastrous.

Sunday Evelyn Dragstren, 19, was killed, when her father's car collided with a truck driven by Asa Addington of Winchester.

With four auto accidents reported so far this week in Union City, it looks as if the effort being made by 22 Indiana newspapers to create a sentiment for more careful automobile driving is most timely.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1935

Passes Away. - Mrs. Marietta Nichols, 95, dies at her home in Lynn, Ind. - Had lived practically all her life in Randolph County.

Winchester, Ind. --- Mrs. Marietta Nichols, 95, pioneer resident of Randolph County, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning at her home in Lynn. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, of Cincinnati; Mrs. J. Maurice Miner and Miss Frances Lee Nichols, of Lynn; and one son, Henry C. Nichols of Muncie. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning from the West Christian Church in Lynn with the Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1935

Old Citizen. - Henry Livingston, a life-long resident of Union City, Ohio. - Passes away at the home of his daughter this morning in Dayton, Ohio.

Henry Linvingston, 95, a life-long resident of this city, passed away this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Denny at Dayton, O., where he has been staying for the past two years. He had however always continued to maintain his home in this city at the corner of North and Cedar streets, East Side.

He was a member of the Lutheran church.

The funeral will probably be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock.

He leaves one son, Chris Livingston, who lives northwest of this city, and two daughters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his demise.

The remains were brought to this city this morning and are at the Brooks Funeral home, being prepared for the funeral services.

Died. - Henry D. Livingston at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Denning, 48 Cline street, Dayton, O., Wednesday, Oct. 9th, age 95 years. The body will be taken from the Brooks Funeral Home Thursday p. m. to the residence, 202 Cedar St., Union City, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m., Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 10, 1935

Heart Victim. - John R. Engle, prominent Winchester, Ind. citizen dies suddenly. - Served as Clerk of Court and a lawyer.

Winchester, Ind. --- John R. Engle, 77, one of Winchester's leading citizens, died at 10:30 o'clock this morning following a heart attack at his home on South Main street. The deceased was born in Winchester, December 12, 1857, the son of Captain Edmund and Gertrude (Bishop) Engle. He was educated in the local schools and served six years as deputy clerk of the Circuit Court and four years as clerk of the Circuit Court. When a young man he formed a partnership with his father in the general insurance and real estate business, which continued until the latter's death. The day his term as clerk of the Circuit Court expired he was admitted to the practice of law and formed a partnership with John W. Macy and James P. Goodrich. Later he became state adjuster for various insurance companies. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, K. of P. lodge and other organizations.

Surviving are the widow May A. Engle, two sons, Dr. Russell B. Engle of Farmland and Robert L. Engle of Indianapolis, and one daughter, Mrs. Lee Hart, also of Indianapolis. The body was removed to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the late home tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 11, 1935

Minister. - Is killed when automobile is hit by train. - Was enroute to his home at Muncie, Ind.

Muncie, Ind. --- John J. McCreery, 23 years old of New Burlington, a circuit minister of the Methodist church, was killed tonight when a north-bound Interurban struck his automobile six miles north of here. Coroner John Bowles said the man received a crushed chest and other injuries.

Interurban officials said McCreery drove his machine directly into the path of the speeding traction car, and the wreckage was dragged more than 400 feet down the right of way.

The victim, son of Thomas McCreery who lives north of here, was graduated from Taylor University at Upland and had been taking work at Ball State Teachers College.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 14, 1935

Life's Work. - Of David O. Wall comes to an end Saturday. - He held many positions of trust in this city.

David O. Wall died at his home at No. 407 North Walnut Street, East Side, following two years of declining health. He was born in the north part of Randolph County on Jan. 25, 1857, making his age 78 years, 8 months and 17 days. On Feb. 6, 1879, he was happily married to Ella I. Irwin in Boundry, Jay County, Ind. After living for a time in Cullett, Jay County, they came to Union City which was their home for 54 years. In young manhood Wall was engineer in saw mills. While living in Union City he served 18 years as brakeman and conductor on the Big Four railroad. He worked several years for the Union Heat, Light & Power Co., and several years as water works engineer. For the last 11 years of his active life he was janitor at the East Side school building, the building which he helped to build in 1904 while serving on the board of education. He also served several terms on the East Side Council.

He was a man of untiring energy, and was always engaged in useful occupation, to which he gave his best. In his private employment he was dependable and faithful. As a public official he was public-spirited and broad-minded, true and honest in every situation. He was friendly in his relations with others, and in turn had a host of friends, including hundreds of children whom he knew and loved and befriended in every way. He was a member of the Christian Church, and a former member of the Red Men's Lodge. He was a loving husband and father, and a true neighbor.

He is survived by his wife, five daughters: Mrs. Dollie M. Morgan, of this city, Mrs. Clara Fay Madrass of Casper, Wyo., Mrs. Nelle Landers of Daytona, Fla., Mrs. Bess Goodrich of Columbus, O.; Mrs. Inis Thomas of Marysville, Kan.; one son, Ernest Rolo Wall, of Denver, Colo. Besides these are five grandchildren; Mrs. Tess Packard, Janet and Martha Nelle Thomas, Jane and Janis Morgan. Two children are deceased; Orlan Dale who died at the age of three years, and Pansy who died Nov. 22, 1913.

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, the Rev. C. G. McCallister officiating. Interment will be made in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 14, 1935

Called Home. - Mrs. Anthony Reitenour passed on after only a few minutes illness. - She was one of Union City's best known and highly honored women.

A beautiful life came to a close Friday when Mrs. Anthony Reitenour, prominent church and club woman passed away after only a few minutes of illness. Mrs. Reitenour and her daughter Mrs. Ralph Parent returned to the Reitenour home, 318 West Division street about 8 o'clock in the evening and Mrs. Parent continued on to her home at 234 W. Division street. A few minutes later Mrs. Parent received a phone call from her mother and on her arrival at the latter's home found her mother suffering one of her heart attacks. Mrs. Parent called the doctor and gave first aid but the death angel had beckoned and her spirit passed to its reward about 30 minutes past 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Florence Reitenour was the daughter of Milton L. and Armina (Thurston) Buckingham, and she was born near Hollansburg, O., Aug. 21, 1861. She came to Union City with her parents when six weeks old and they moved into a big house which stood at the end of Division street where the Volney Miller home is now located. Mrs. Reitenour by the way has lived in seven different homes on Division street and she moved into the present home which was bought from P. A. Taylor in 1900.

She started to school when five years old in a little frame school house which stood on the old Schricker farm at Horseshoe Bend.

When she was seven years old her folks moved to the old M. L. Buckingham home opposite the Union City hospital but she continued to attend the country school because she lived outside the city corporation; the limits at that time were East, State Line; South, the Railroad; West, Walnut street, and North, Division street. When she arrived at the age of nine years, father Buckingham paid tuition for her in the town school, in a frame building which stood on the same ground now occupied by the West Side High School. In 1875 she joined the Christian church which stood where the Christian parsonage now stands. In her memoirs from which we glean these facts, Mrs. Reitenour states that Union City was then the most prosperous part of the entire surrounding country, on account of her three leading railroads.

Miss Florence Buckingham was married to Anthony Reitenour June 3, 1885. Anthony Reitenour was one of Union City's leading business men and for several years he was the head of the Kirshbaum store. Anthony died March 6, 1920.

Four children were born to this union; three of whom are living: Simeon of Belmont, Mich., Glen of Mullens, W. Va., and Mrs. Mina Parent of this city. One daughter Ethel died in infancy.

Besides the above she leaves one brother, Newton Buckingham, six grandchildren. Also two nephews, C. D. Reitenour and Robert Buckingham and one niece, Mrs. Frances McFarland.

Mrs. Reitenour has meant much to Union City and its better development. She was a devout Christian woman and she was always at the forefront of all work needed for the good of the community. She was always ready to give liberally both with her best efforts and with her means.

She was also prominent in club, social work and organized charity. She was a member of the 20th Century and Ticknor Club.

Her beautiful character and pleasant personality made her a favorite in social circles and many eyes will dim with tears when they realize that she has gone from them, but the memory of this great mother, fine Christian and noble woman will long endure.

The funeral was held from the Brooks funeral home this afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Chas. McCallister. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 17, 1935

Lightning kills Versailles man.

Versailles --- John Werrick, 23, was instantly killed when struck by lightning Monday afternoon and his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Christian, who were riding in the wagon with him, were severely burned by the bolt.

The three had been husking corn and were returning to Werrick's home two miles east of here. Werrick, who was recently married, is survived by his widow.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 18, 1935

Called Home. - Mrs. Frank Bickel passes away at her farm home. - Had lived all her life in Darke County.

Mrs. Frank Bickel, 55, passed away yesterday morning at her farm home near Teegarden church. She spent her entire life in Darke County and was united in marriage to Frank Bickel, Aug. 17, 1899. To this union were born three children, Herman, who lives at Ansonia, O., Roy at Troy, O. and Stella in Jackson, O. township.

She was a member of the Teegarden church and a true Christian woman, who was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Watson at the Teegarden church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST). Interment in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 18, 1935

Rev. E. Dunbar. - Passes away after a long illness at the hospital in Anderson. - The body will be brought to the Fraze Funeral Home for funeral preparation.

The news reached here at eleven o'clock this morning from Anderson, Ind. of the death of Rev. Emory Dunbar which occurred there a short time before the hour named.

He had been ill for over two years during which time he was confined in the hospital at Anderson. The news was telephoned to the Fraze Funeral Home By Rev. Dunbar's brother, and the Fraze ambulance left at once for Anderson and will bring the body to the Fraze establishment to be prepared for burial. No arrangements for the funeral had yet been announced at this time. He is survived by the widow, and one daughter and one brother.

Rev. Dunbar was located in Union City for a period of almost four years and he left here for Garrett, Ind. about ten or eleven years ago. At that time he was succeeded by Rev. Charles Tickhum.

Rev. Dunbar was a powerful expounder of the bible and he held a number of important positions. Friends here will regret to hear of his passing and they joined by the Times extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved wife and daughter.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 21, 1935

Died --- Mrs. Maude E. Brandon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1935; at the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Kiby in Toledo, Ohio; aged 52 years. The body was brought to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will probably be held at the Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p. m. , Central Time, conducted by Rev. Perry. Interment in Greenville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 24, 1935

Passed Away. - Mrs. Joseph Hart dies in Celina hospital after operation. - She formerly resided near Hillgrove and attended school there.

Relatives here received the sad news last night of the death of Mrs. Joseph L. Hart, who died in the hospital at Celina, Ohio, at 7:15 last night following an operation for gall stones.

Mrs. Hart became ill Friday night and grew rapidly worse. She never rallied and the end came as stated. She resided with her family on the Elmer Horine farm, near North Dayton and about six miles south of Ft. Recovery.

Mrs. Hart was the daughter of Frank and Maggie (Ruff) Hart [?]and she was born Oct. 2, 1883, and she was therefore a few weeks over 52 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Joseph L. Hart, May 15, 1898. She is survived by the husband and the following children:

Mrs. Marian Baleman, R. R. Union City; Mrs. Frank Stickleman, New Weston, O.; Mrs. Shirley Stickleman, Rossburg, O.; Mrs. Bud Thompson, R. R. Union City; Mrs. Jean Hunt, Greenville, O.; Robert, Dale and Wayne Hart and Virginia Lee and Annabelle Hart, at home.

Mrs. Hart was a faithful wife and mother and a good Christian woman being at one time a member of the Hillgrove church. Many friends will regret her going and the Times joins them in extending sincere sympathy to the suffering and bereaved husband and children. Funeral announcements will be found elsewhere.

Died --- Mrs. Joseph Hart at the Gibbons Hospital in Celina, Ohio, age 57 years. The body was brought to the Brooks Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial and will be taken Friday morning Oct. 25, to the home northeast of Union City. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. Fast Time at Hillgrove. Rev. Schlechty of Rossburg officiating. Interment in the Dunkard Cemetery north of the city.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 24, 1935

Died. --- Mrs. James Bennett, 81, lifelong resident of Jackson Township, died at her home, four miles north of this city, Tuesday, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Lisbon Church. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Nancy, who is at home; one sister, Mrs. David Caldwell, of this city. The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral plans are not complete, but the services will be held Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Lisbon Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 24, 1935

Prominent farmer living near Lynn found dead in barn.

Lynn, Ind. --- The body of C. G. (Ted) Harvey, 67 years old, prominent Randolph County farmer, was found Wednesday in the barn on his farm west of Lynn. Cause of death has not been definitely assertained.

Surviving are the widow, Lettie; a son, Walter, at home; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Harvey, Ridgeville, Albert Harvey, Winchester; a sister, Mrs. Alice Patterson, Lynn; five half brothers, Frank Harvey, Lynn; Hobert, Welcome, Everett, and Garner Harvey, all of Xenia, Ohio; two half sisters living in Xenia.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 29, 1935

Long Life. - Mrs. Alwinda Jane Constable passes away at the age of eighty-three. - Born in Covington, O., and resided in Union City many years.

A long and useful life closed with the passing of Mrs. Harland F. Constable, who died Monday evening at 8 o'clock. She had not been in good health for several yeas, but she was only seriously ill for a few days.

Mrs. Constable was the daughter of S. E. and Elizabeth (Heney) Smith and she was born in Covington, Ohio, Nov. 30, 1851. Had she lived until next month she would have been eighty-four years of age. She attended school at Covington, O., and Nov. 30, 1881 she was married to Harland P. Constable, who preceded her to the better land some twenty-one years ago.

For the next seventeen years after her marriage, Mrs. Constable resided nine miles north of Union after which she with her family moved to Union City in 1890.

Mrs. Constable was a fine Christian woman and a life-long member of the Christian church. She was always devout and faithful to her duties as a church member and was ever ready to do her share of any work for a good cause.

She was also prominent in lodge work and during her years of health took a very active part in women's fraternal orders, in which she held high office including that of Past Grand Templar, of Indiana of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle. She was also a member in high standing of the Rebecca Lodge, the Pocahontas Lodge, the Daughters of America and the Women's Relief Corps. She was a lover of good literature and a valued member of the Monday Reading club.

For the past seventeen years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Purl I. Turner, under whose tender and faithful care, she wanted for nothing, and with whom she enjoyed a pleasant home.

She was a faithful wife and good mother and many friends will regret to learn of her death, and the Times joins them in extending sincere sympathy to the sorrowing daughter and sister.

Mrs. Constable is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Purl I. Turner and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Miles, of Piqua, Ohio.

Two sons, Sherman and Curtis, passed away some years ago, Sherman dying in 1900 and his brother Curtis following him in 1919.

Mrs. Constable is also survived by several nephews and nieces.

The funeral will take place Thursday, Oct. 31, from the Fraze funeral home, conducted by Rev. Charles McCallister. Burial in the family lot in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 31, 1935

Lived Here. - George Curtis dies in hospital in Anderson after short illness. - He held railroad position on the Big 4 for 34 years. - He was the father of Donald and Harry Curtis, U. C. Graduates.

The Fraze Funeral home ambulance was called to Anderson last night to bring the body of George Curtis, a former well-known Union Citian, to the funeral home to be prepared for burial.

Mr. Curtis had not been in good health for the past three years but no especial alarm was felt for him, until a few days ago, when he was taken to St. Johns hospital in Anderson for treatment. Here everything possible was done for him but all proved of no avail and he passed away Wednesday night, Oct. 30, at eight o'clock.

George Curtis was born in Hillgrove, O., Feb. 22, 1871, and he was therefore 64 years and some months of age at the time of his death.

When quite a young man he became an employee of the Big 4 railroad, and he served the railroad faithfully and well for 34 years, a great part of the time as foreman of the bridge gang. He was married to Miss Clara Fahnestock, sister of Carl Fahnestock of the well-known traveling mail clerk. He was the father of Donald Curis, Oregon City, Ore., and Harry Curtis of Columbus, O., both graduates of our West Side High School, and who with the widow survive.

The news of George's death will be received here with great regret, for he was a thoroughly good fellow and his friends were legion. He with his family lived in Union City for many years and they left here about fifteen years ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodman lodge, and he was always a welcome addition to any company he cared to join.

The many friends here and the Times join in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow and two sons in their sorrow and irreparable loss.

The funeral services will be held from the Fraze Funeral Home , where the remains may be viewed. The funeral services will take place Sunday at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. A. C. Wischmeier. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 1, 1935

Fast Train. - On the Pennsylvania R. R. strikes truck at Saratoga, Ind. this A. M. - Chas. Shafer is instantly killed and Jess Hobson seriously injured.

This morning at 10:15 o'clock a fatal accident occurred on the north and south road on the west side of Saratoga in which Charles Shafer, a well-known employee of the Purl Teegarden Elevator, was instantly killed and Jess Hobson was seriously injured when the truck they were in was struck by a fast Pennsylvania passenger train. Hobson had bought a load of lumber from the Teegarden Elevator and Safer was making the delivery to the Hobson home near the Mississinewa river north of Saratoga.

The truck was totally wrecked and was carried some distance by the locomotive. Hobson was brought to the hospital in Winchester. Hobson is nearly 80 years old and Shafer's age was 48 years.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 4, 1935

"Thirty" - Edward Crabbs passes away Sunday afternoon. - Was one of Union City's finest young men.

Edward Crabbs, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crabbs, 810 East Masin St., passed away at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, O., Sunday afternoon at 4:03 o'clock after being in that institution for the past two weeks.

About six weeks ago, he was taken ill and while everything known to medical science was done for him, the Grim Reaper stepped in and ended his useful earthly career.

Edward Crabbs, was one of Union City's finest young men, a graduate from the East Side high school with the class of 1927, and entered the employ of the Times as a pressman, which position he held until his recent illness.

A no more noble, honest and lovable character ever lived than Edward Crabbs. He was faithful and efficient in his chosen profession, and numbered his friends by the legion and in his death, sadness and sorrow is felt by his loved ones and associates.

He was a life long member of the United Brethren church, and took a keen interest in the welfare and happiness of everyone in which he was associated. He always had a pleasant word and smile for everyone, and when the Grim Reaper stepped in he was ready to meet his Maker, as was shown during the last hours of his illness.

Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crabbs, he leaves three sisters, Hattie, Thelma and Blanch, besides a host of relatives to mourn his demise.

The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Interment in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 4, 1935

Died. --- Mrs. Katherine Leahey, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1935 at the residence, 721 Railroad street; aged 76 years, 11 months and 15 days. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Sunday evening. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Wednesday at 9 a. m., conducted by Rev. Father Hammes. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 4, 1935

Died. --- Report came early Saturday morning that Mrs. Elizabeth Seeger, was critically ill. Rev. H. A. Barth and family made a hurried trip to her side, only to discover that she had died almost instantly as a result of heart attack. Mrs. Barth is with her aged father who is much grieved at the sudden departure of his helpmate. Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Paul's Lutheran church near Coldwater, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock Ohio time.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1935

End Comes. - George Slough passes away after several weeks illness. - Was a lifelong resident of Union City.

George Slough, 73, passed away at 12:50 o'clock this noon after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Slough for a number of years was in the Plumbing and Heating business and was superintendent of the Water Works plant.

In recent years he was in the insurance business and was elected Justice of the Peace. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the I. O. O. F. and Elks lodge.

The remains were removed to the Fraze Funeral home and will be taken to the home of the deceased, from where the Elks lodge will hold its lodge of Sorrow Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock.

The funeral will likely take place from the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson.

[Funeral services were held at the Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 2 p. m., Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Interment location was not given.]

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1935

Found Dead. - Leonard Pouder passes away at the home of his daughter. - Mrs. Pouder and a son were both killed in railroad accidents.

Leonard Pouder, well-known here and who formerly resided near this city passed away sometime during last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Baker about a mile east of Spartanburg.

Mr. Pouder had been making his home with his son-in-law, Ralph Reish and family, west of the old Number 10 school house, and several days ago he decided to go to his son-in-law Wm. Baker, and help him to shuck corn. He was engaged in the corn field the most of yesterday, and when he retired at night he seemed to be as well as ever, though he had been complaining of his heart for sometime past.

This morning about five o'clock when the daughter Mrs. Marie Baker went to look after her father she found him in his bed and life had fled.

The Morris ambulance was called and the body was brought to the Morris funeral parlor on West Oak street to be prepared for burial.

Leonard Pouder was born in Maryland about 70 years ago and came to Union City when quite a young man. He engaged in farming and he was married to Miss Cathtrina Stacks.

Four children were born to this union; Frank, Harry, Mrs. Marie Baker and Mrs. Gertrude Reish.

Tragedy laid a heavy hand on the Pouder family. Mrs. Pouder while on her way home from church was struck by a train on the Columbia street railroad crossing about 15 years ago and instantly killed. A few years after that the son, Harry Pouder was killed when an automobile in which he was riding was by a train on the Deerfield road crossing.

Leonard Pouder was an industrious hard-working man, honest as the day was long and of a genial pleasant disposition. He was liked and respected by all who knew him and many friends will regret to learn of his passing. The Times joins these in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

He is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Ralph Reish of west of the city and Mrs. Wm. Baker, residing on the Stack farm east of Union City, one son, Frank Pouder and several grandchildren. Also one brother and two sisters who reside in Maryland.

The funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this paper as soon as arrangements are completed.

[Funeral services were conducted at the Morris Funeral Home at 2 p. m. on Thursday, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment at the Spartanburg cemetery.]

[1880 Maryland Census shows Leonard A. Pouder, age 10, living at Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, the son of John D. And Serva Pouder. There were seven children in the family at this time.]

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1935

Auto Crash. - causes the instant death of Darke County girl. - Zelma Alexander victim in auto accident, driver of car not seriously hurt.

New Madison, Ohio. --- Funeral services for Miss Zelma Alexander, 19 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry O. Alexander of Rush Station, near Greenville, who was killed Monday morning in an auto accident south of here, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Greenville. Rev. O. O. Arnold will officiate. Interment will be in Harris Creek Cemetery near Bradford. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Ward Lehman, 417 Gray Avenue, Greenville.

Miss Alexander was instantly killed when the car in which she was riding driven by Howard (Bud) Iddings, 22 years old, of the Gettysburg Pike, hit a bridge on U. S. 121. Iddings suffered a fractured kneecap, cuts and bruises. He is confined to the Greenville Hospital. His condition is not considered serious.

There were no witnesses to the accident. It was reported the car apparently was being driven at a high rate of speed and went out of control after it rounded the turn which leads into the bridge.

Mrs. Grace Bosworth, living in the neighborhood, was in the yard hanging up her washing when she heard the crash and was the first to the scene of the accident. The Bosworths removed the victims to New Madison and Mr. Iddings was rushed to the Greenville hospital.

The car was broken in two pieces by the impact and Miss Alexander was thrown from the car. The accident happened about 7:45 o'clock. Both of the young people are well known in this community. Mr. Iddings' parents reside on the Gettysburg Pike. His brothers conduct an auto wrecking company on the pike with which he is reported to be affiliated.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 6, 1935

Union City native. - F. R. Lanter climbs high in Kansas commercial circles, dies aged 81. - Mrs. Lanter formerly Martha DeBolt of Union City died 5 years ago.

The following is taken from the Olathe (Kans.) Mirror will be of interest to our older Union City residents, some of whom knew the subject of the article, when he lived in Union City. The article appeared in a late October paper:

F. R. Lanter, widely known Johnson County, Kansas, resident, died today at a hospital in Youngstown, O. He was 81 years old and a resident of Olathe.

Mr. Lanter left Olathe last August to visit a daughter, Mrs. C. S. McCalla at Youngstown. A month ago he fell and broke his hip, the injury from which he failed to recover. Word of his death was received by a son, H. D. Lanter, president of the Cosley-Lanter Lumber Co. with offices at Olathe and Overland Park, Kans.

Born in Union City, Ind. Mr. Lanter went to Garnet, Kan. in 1874. A year later he moved to Osawatomie, and the following year established his resident at Olathe, where he was a steward at the Kansas State School for the Deaf. In 1875 he married Miss Martha DeBolt in Indiana, and both returned to Olathe. Mrs. Lanter died five years ago.

Leaving the services of the state, Mr. Lanter established the Lanter Lumber Company at Olathe in 1883. Friends recall that he was an early day mayor of Olathe and also served as postmaster from 1898 to 1906. From 1920 to 1924, Mr. Lanter was Johnson County treasurer and for the last 12 years had been a justice of the peace.

For more than 10 years Mr. Lanter had been an active member in the Olathe Masonic lodge and is a member of the Presbyterian church.

[With the account of his death appears a recent picture of the deceased.]
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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, November 7, 1935

Good Record. - Made in Olethe, Kans. by a former Union City boy.

F. R. Lanter, Uncle of Mrs. Max Schoenfelt left here 60 years ago.

That Union City boys usually make good when they go out into the world to test their fortunes has become an axiom and the reason is that they having been making good from the beginning of things in Union City. One of the early shining examples was F. R. Lanter, an account of whose death appeared in yesterday's Times.

Mr. Lanter left Union City nearly 60 years ago for Olathe, Kans., where he made a splendid business and civic record for himself.

He graduated from the Garnett high school with high honors, and soon thereafter obtained a position in the State Hospital at Osawatomie, Kans., and a short time later was transferred to the State Deaf school in Olathe, where he held the place of Steward for ten years.

Sept. 7, 1877, he came to Union City and was married to Miss Martha Cordelia DeBolt. Two children were born to this union, Anna and Harlan. In that same year he engaged in the lumber business in Olathe.

In 1887 he was elected treasurer of Olathe, and at the close of his term was elected mayor for two terms. He was postmaster from 1898 to 1902 and was elected county treasurer in 1920. He was also a member of the Olathe Board of Education.

Mr. Lanter was a Thirty-second degree Mason, was a past president of all the offices of the York Rite branch of the Masonic Order.

He was a staunch Republican and his home papers pay him this high tribute:

"He was reliable, trustworthy, dignified, kindly, considerate, affable and helpful and a statement from him was accepted as the absolute truth."

He was a member of the Presbyterian church, from which the funeral services were held.

Franklin Ringold Lanter was the uncle of Mrs. Max Schoenfelt of this city and many older citizens remember him well.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 11, 1935

Judge, native of Winchester, dies at Indianapolis.

Indianapolis. --- Merle N. A. Walker, 64 years old, first judge of the Marion County Probate Court, died today after 10 day's illness.

Walker was appointed to the probate court when it was created in 1904 and was City Attorney during Samuel L. Shank's first term as Mayor.

He was born at Winchester, Ind.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 15, 1935

Plunges. - Head first into a buzz saw which proves fatal. - Everett Collins meets with a frightful accident.

Winchester, Ind. --- Everett Collins, 35, was fatally injured yesterday afternoon when he fell head-first into a buzz saw at the Marlon Ochler farm, about six miles southeast of this city. The accident occurred shortly after Collins, together with Ochler and Everett Miller, Neighbors, had resumed work after dinner.

According to the men working with him, a pile of wood fell on Collins, throwing him into the saw. They immediately went to his assistance but the was had passed through the skull and into the bran tissue, rendering him unconscious and partially paralyzed. The injured man was rushed to the Randolph County Hospital in the Clark, Maynard and Potter ambulance. He passed away at 12:20 o'clock this morning.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 15, 1935

Father dies. - Esta Shurte of the Cream Station receives sad news. - Joseph Shurte, 77, was a well known resident of Darke County.

Esta Shurte of the cream station on Oak street received the sad message this morning of the death of his father Joseph Shurtte, of near Gettysburg, O. who died at the Greenville hospital at an early hour this Friday morning. He had been ill for about three weeks and a week ago was taken to the Greenville hospital for treatment. Death was caused by complication which arose from an old rupture received many years ago.

Mr. Shurte had visited his son here on a number of occasions so that he was well-known here and friends here will regret to learn of his death. He had lived in Darke County, Ohio, practically all of his long life residing 31 years of the Frank Layman farm and for the past seven years he had been making his home on a farm a short distance north of Gettysburg. He was honest in all his dealings with his fellowmen and industrious and he lived for his family.

He was 77 years old at the time of his death and his wife died six years. ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marcell Burns, of Horatio, O., Miss Cora Shurte at home and two sons, Esta and Roy Shurte, also several grandchildren.

Funeral announcements will be made later.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 15, 1935

Drop Dead. - Mrs. Jennie C. Hollinger dies suddenly Thursday afternoon. - Was a life long member of the Church of the Brethren.

Mrs. Jennie C. Hollinger, 79, passed away Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at her home near the Poplar Grove church.

Mrs. Hollinger was born at Pataskala, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1855, and was united in marriage to E. W. Hollinger. To this union were born William, of Trotwood, O., who is the principal in the Kiser high school at Dayton, O., Edwin C. who is county agriculture agent at the state college in New Mexico, Miss Martha, who is an instructor in the state college at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Besides the above mentioned, she is survived by a sister, Miss Harriet J. Condit, and a brother, W. C. Condit, of Pataskala, Ohio.

She was a life long member of the Church of the Brethren, where she taught a Sunday School class and had lived in Darke County for over 35 years.

Her death came suddenly as a result of a heart attack, she being found on the floor of her home where she was stricken by her husband.

While the funeral arrangements have not been completed pending word from her children, it will take place Sunday afternoon from the Poplar Grove church. The men of her Sunday School class will be the pall bearers.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 18, 1935

Passes Away. - Miss Reta [Rita] Jane Verhoff passes away at Dayton, Ohio. - Was riding on bicycle when it crashed into the John O'Connor car.

Word came to this city today, announcing the death of Miss Rita Jane Verhoff, 15, daughter of Mrs. Margaret Verhoff, at her home, 329 Highland Ave., in Dayton, O., who passed away at 9 a. m. Sunday morning as a result of injuries received when she was struck by the John O'Connor car, near Versailles, O., while riding on a bicycle with Miss Margaret Moorman, who was also seriously injured.

Mr. O'Connor was exonerated of all blame as the girls turned their bicycle into the side of the car, which was running slow.

Miss Verhoff, leaves besides her mother, two sisters, Edna Mae and Elaine; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Math Unverferth, Glandorf, O., and William Verhoff, Shelby, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 18, 1935

Struck. - By an automobile was a Lynn, Ind. man who was killed. - Charles C. Skinner, 73, succumbs at Winchester Hospital after accident.

Winchester, Ind. --- Charles C. Skinner, 73, of Lynn, died at 7:30 o'clock last night in the Randolph County Hospital here from injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle north of Lynn on state road 27 about 5 o'clock. The accident occurred when he was returning from a farm, where he had been shucking corn during the day.

The driver of the automobile, Arley Hill, also of Lynn, was not blamed for the accident. He said he did not see Mr. Skinner until the car struck him, because of the mist and the lights of an approaching machine.

The victim is survived by the widow, Laura, and one niece, Mrs. Raymond Polly, of Union City. He formerly lived in Modoc, where he was well known.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the residence at Lynn in charge of Rev. Mr. Gaskell. Burial in the Arba cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1935

John Cooper dies at Lynn.

Lynn, Ind. --- John Cooper, 74, died at his home in Lynn. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. [Lena] F. W. Johnson of Terra Bella, Cal. and Mrs. [Carrie] Earl Robbins, of Centerville; one son, William H. Cooper, of near Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Rich and Miss Elsa Cooper, of Modoc, and Mrs. Linnie Beard of Economy, and one brother, Carper Cooper, of Ontario, Cal. The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and later returned to the home, where friends may call.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, November 21, 1935

Wife of state lodge secretary succumbs.

Portland, Ind. --- Mrs. Bessie McFarland, 52, wife of Itha McFarland, state secretary of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, died last night at the family home, six miles southeast of here. Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard Kessler, of Portland, and four brothers, Joseph and Arthur Wiley, of Marion, Charles Wiley, of Bluffton, and Alva Wiley, of Fairmount.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Boundary Reformed Church, with the Rev. H. G. Perry in charge. Burial will be in the Boundary Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 22, 1935

Tom Wilson. - Formerly Marshall of Union City, Ind., crosses the great divide. - He had been ill for the past year and passed away Thursday.

Thomas Edward Wilson, better known to his many friends as Tom Wilson, crossed the great divide at the Randolph County hospital where he was a paid patient for two months. He had not been a well man for the past year and when his condition became serious about two months ago he went to the county hospital where he could have the best of care and attention.

The end came Thursday morning at 10 minutes past three o'clock.

Tom Wilson was one of Union City's best known and most highly esteemed citizens. He was born in Seneca County, O., 74 years ago. He attended the schools of his district, and as a young man he took up the carpentering trade. He was married to Miss Cora Osborn, at Tiffin, O., and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Hazel Rife of Richmond, Ind., and Virgil Wilson of this city. The wife and mother preceded Mr. Wilson to the better world some 25 years ago.

Mr. Wilson and family moved to Union City from Columbus, Ind. some 21 years ago. He engaged in the carpentering trade at which he worked for a number of years, and some of the first work he did in Union City was on the rebuilding and remodeling of the Branham hotel. He was a good workman and always did honest work, so that he was always in demand as a carpenter.

In 1912 he was elected Marshall of Union City, Ind., a place in which he performed his duties so efficiently that he was re-elected in 1914 and altogether he served the city well and faithful as chief of police for four years. He was always interested in civic affairs and was ever ready to give his services in any worthy cause.

Mr. Wilson was also much interested in fraternal orders. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges in which he held several important positions. He was a devout member of the First Christian Church of Union City and during his years of health took an active part in church work.

He was a man of fine character, genial and pleasant of disposition, and he therefore had many friends whom the Times joins in extending to the bereaved son and daughter sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow and loss. Besides the above he is survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. from the Morris Funeral Home, Union City, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 25, 1935

Died. - Mrs. Mary E. Sites, Sunday morning Nov. 24, 1935; aged 71 years. The body will be taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Sites home Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. , conducted by Rev. J. A. Watson. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 2, 1935

Three Dead. - Eleven are injured in a series of auto accidents. - Boy killed, 7 injured near Winchester - Two Wayne County fatalities.

Winchester, Ind. --- An 8 year old boy was killed and seven persons were hurt in two automobile accidents near here.

The boy, Wylie Owens, Jr., suffered a broken neck when the car, driven by his father, went out of control on the icy highway six miles south of Winchester on U. S. road 27 and overturned. The child's mother suffered a fractured left shoulder and a deep cut on the left leg. Owens escaped with a scalp laceration.

The family was en route from Cincinnati to their home in Grand Rapids, Mich. The accident occurred at 10 o'clock yesterday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Owens were brought to the Randolph County hospital where Mr. Owens was released after receiving treatment. Mrs. Owens is expected to be able to leave the hospital this morning. The body of the child was taken to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home here and was later sent to a mortuary in Cincinnati.

Five persons were injured in the other accident which occurred about noon when two cars crashed on state road 32 near Funk's Lake.

[Article continues with description of this accident and injuries sustained. There was no further mention of the two Wayne County fatalities.]

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1935

Grocer. - At Portland, Ind. ends his earthly career. - Body of Clarence Rhodes is found in store.

Portland, Ind. --- The body of Clarence Rhodes, 50, widely known Portland grocer, was found Monday morning in the office of his store here. Rhodes had shot himself through the head, using a .410 gauge shotgun.

The grocer had been in ill health and relatives gave that as the motive for his act.

Clerks failed to find the store unlocked when they reported for work and called the grocer's wife. She unlocked the store and found her husband's body on a couch in the store office.

Surviving are the widow, three sons, Estel, of Wolf Point, Mont.; Ladolt, of Glasgow, Mont. and Orville of Lewistown, Mont.; two daughter, Rosella, of Cincinnati and June of Portland; two brothers, Charles of Warren, Ind., and Lawrence, of Columbus, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Armstrong, of St. Marys, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1935

Loses Mother. - Mrs. Henry Beard receives news of death of Mrs. [Sophia H.] Louis Kettler. - She was on of New Bremen, O. most highly honored pioneer women.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beard were called to New Bremen, O. yesterday by the sudden death of Mrs. Beard's mother, Mrs. Louis Kettler, who passed away Tuesday at 8:30 a. m., the cause of death being a heart attack.

She was one of the oldest residents of New Bremen. She was 84 years of age, a fine Christian woman and loved by all who knew her. She is survived by five daughters, and one son. They are: Mrs. Flora King, who resides on the home farm five miles west of New Bremen; Mrs. Amanda Thiesing, Miss Pauline Kettler, of Toledo, O.; Miss Lydia Kettler and Hugo Kettler at home.

Mrs. Kettler was born in Ohio and lived all of her life in New Bremen.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) from the home in New Bremen. Burial in the Lock Two Cemetery, two miles north of New Bremen.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 5, 1935

Mrs. Spornhauer dies.

Mrs. Lucy Spornhauser passed away at her home 616 N. Howard street, last evening after an illness of several months. She made her home with her sister Miss Frances Wiggs and is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Belle Starbuck and Mrs. Alice Johnston of this city and Mrs. Della M. Clear of Columbus, O. Her husband passed away about four years ago; The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at Ft. Recovery, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 6, 1935

Oldest Mason. - George Ruff crosses the great divide after two weeks illness. - Came to Union City 25 years ago and was a leading business man. - He joined the Masonic lodge at Lewisburg, O., fifty-seven years ago.

The death of George Ruff which occurred last Thursday afternoon was a shock to our city for Mr. Ruff seemed to be in hale and hearty physical condition and only last Sunday was up and about the house.

He became ill about two weeks ago, though his condition was not considered serious until a few days ago when he took a turn for the worse, and he passed away yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

George Ruff was the son of George and Anna (Rehfus) Ruff and he was born March 2, 1856, therefore had he lived until nest March he would have been eighty years old. He was born in Lewisburg, O., and here he grew up and when he became old enough assisted his father in the Ruff tannery, and also meat market, in West Manchester, O. He attended school in Lewisburg, and Manchester, and Dec. 13, 1882, he was married to Miss Julia Wilson, a direct descendent of Daniel Boone, the great pioneer hunter and explorer.

To this union there were born five sons and one daughter all living as follows: Russel, Joseph, Mont and Fred Ruff of Union City and Robert Ruff, of Richmond, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Jones, of Richmond. Mrs. Ruff preceded her husband to the better world some years ago.

He is also survived by three grandsons, Joseph, Jr., and Richard Ruff and George Robert Ruff. Mr. Ruff was the last surviving member of a family of four brothers and one sister.

George Ruff and family came to Union City from Lewisburg in 1911. He bought out the Carl Malloon meat market on the South Side, and later he also bought the Grimes brothers meat market. Later he moved the market to the Kerr building on Columbia street and the Grimes brothers re-entered the business in their building.

Through honest and progressive methods and with the assistance of his sons, Mr. Ruff built up a fine business, and he also embarked extensively in the cattle buying business. He sold out the business and retired in 1921, since which time he lived a retired life.

His was the great distinction of being the oldest member of the Lewisburg, O., Masonic Lodge, and he was the proud possessor of a beautiful medal, presented to him on the fiftieth anniversary of his joining the Masonic lodge, now fifty-seven years ago. While he was the oldest member of the Lewisburg lodge he was also one of the oldest Masons in the country. Mr. Ruff was also a member of the Elks lodge.

He was a man of fine personality, four-square, honest and generous and he was always ready to help in any good cause. Many friends will regret to learn of his death, and he will be sincerely mourned and long remembered.

The Times joins the many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy to the surviving relatives. Funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times.

Died. -- Geo. Ruff at his home 227 South Columbia street Thursday evening. The body will be returned from the Brooks Funeral Home to the residence at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at Lewisburg, Ohio, Sunday Dec. 8, at 2 o'clock (CST). Interment in Lewisburg Cemetery. Rev. Barth officiating.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 9, 1935

Passes Away. - Jonathan Bowman, 91, dies at his home Saturday night.

Jonathan Bowman, 91, died at his home, 315 South Columbia street, at 10 o'clock Saturday night. He was a retired farmer who lived in the South Salem community before coming to this city. Surviving are the widow [Ella], one sister, Miss Isabella Bowman, and one brother, Alexander Bowman, of south of here. The body was removed from the Fraze Funeral home to the Bowman home, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Elvan Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 9, 1935

Died. --- David Jordan, Friday morning Dec. 6, 1935 at the residence 7 miles northeast of the city; aged 74 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Church Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Hollowell and Rev. Brouse. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 9, 1935

Died. -- Emma J. Imel, widow of Nathan Imel at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Byrum in Greenville, Ohio Sunday evening. The body will be removed from the Brooks Funeral Home Wednesday morning to the residence, 719 West Hickory St., Union City, from where the funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Union City Cemetery. Rev. McCallister officiating.

[Excerpts from an Obituary published Dec. 31, 1935. -- Emma Wilkin, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. William O. Wilkin, was born in Mercer County, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1860, and died on Dec. 9, 1935 at the home of her daughter in Greenville, Ohio,

Her ancestors came from France and England, and settled in Virginia. Her father, one grandfather, two uncles and her only brother were ministers of the Gospel. At the age of 14 years she moved with her family to Jay County, Indiana, where she resided until she came to Union City, Indiana, in 1903.

On Sept. 7, 1876, she was happily married to Nathan Imel who preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1933. To this union were born eight children: Ernest Clifton, who died in infancy; Earl C. Imel, who died in France during the World War; Mrs. Harry Perry, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Robert Sowers, of Delaware, Ohio; Jack Imel, of Lewisburg, Ohio; Arthur Imel, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Mrs. Rudy Thornburg, of Union City, Ind.; and Mrs. Hugh Byram, of Greenville, Ohio. Besides these are seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, many other relatives, and a multitude of warm, true friends.

She was a Gold Star Mother and an honored charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the United Brethren Church of Union City.]

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 12, 1935

William Briney received the word this morning, announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Norman Peden, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae Basher, Camden, Ark., this morning, following an operation yesterday. She formerly lived in this city, and is an aunt of Mrs. Frank Caron. Her husband, formerly of this city, passed away two years ago in Louisiana where he was in the lumber business. No funeral arrangements have bee made.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 20, 1935

Loses Fight. - Young woman battles bravely for life but is forced to succumb. - Miss Meredith Dunham, wife of Harold Dunham, passes away at 6:25 a. m.

The death of Mrs. Harold Dunham which occurred this morning at twenty-five minutes past six o'clock, was a shock to the community as she was a splendid young woman in the best of health and only about twenty-six years of age. Less than two weeks ago she made a trip to Greenville, apparently in good health with the exception of a cold. Shortly after her return from that trip ten days ago she developed an attack of pneumonia and though she fought bravely it proved to be a losing fight.

Mrs. Dunham was formerly Miss Meredith Hart, daughter of Frank and Maggie (Coats) Hart of Hillgrove, O. She was born on a farm one mile east of Hillgrove, May 30, 1909. She with her husband and children resided at 119 Sycamore street, East Side.

She attended the Jackson, O. school and was a bright and popular member of her graduating class.

She was married to Harold Dunham at Covington, Ky., in 1925, and she with her family lived practically all of her life in this vicinity. One of the saddest features of this young mother's death is that she leaves three small children whom death has robbed of a loving mother's care. They are Phyllis, aged 9, Charmaine, aged 7, and Josephine, aged 5.

Mrs. Dunham was a young woman of fine character and a true Christian, being a member of the United Brethren church.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrow-stricken and heart-broken father and his motherless children in their hour of darkest gloom and irreparable loss. Many friends will regret to learn of the passing of Meredith Dunham and they will long remember her for her many fine qualities.

The body will be taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the Dunham residence Friday evening, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the Federated church at Hillgrove, Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon (CST) conducted by Rev. Ludwick and Rev. Frank. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 23, 1935

Stricken. - John H. Griffith passes away Friday afternoon. - A great number of years.

The home of John H. Griffith, 72, is saddened this Christmas by his sudden death Friday afternoon when he was stricken on East Main St., East Side, near the Wilson Pinney store, which he had just left.

He was seen to fall by Mrs. Carl Wright who summoned assistance and he was removed to his home, where on examination showed that he had died almost instantly. He was born at West Baltimore, O., April 15, 1863, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Griffith. He moved to this city 42 years ago, where he has made his residence, being employed at the Union City Body Co. and the Big Four railroad.

He leaves his wife and one son, Harold besides many relatives and friends to mourn his demise.

He was a charter member of the Hollansburg United Mechanics lodge.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p. m. in charge of the J. O. U. A. M. and Rev. A. C. Wischmeier. Interment in the Hillgrove Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 23, 1935

Died. --- Mrs. Ernest Cox, Saturday, Dec. 21, 1935 at the residence one-half mile north of Jericho; aged 44 years. Funeral services will be held in the Jericho Church Monday at 1:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Elvan Thornburg. Interment in Jericho Cemetery. - Fraze Funeral Home.

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Union City Evening Times,, Monday, December 23, 1935

Died. --- Wilbur C. Garrett, Monday, Dec. 23, 1935 at the residence, Corner of Elm and Sycamore streets; aged 54 years. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p. m.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1935

Died --- Omer Crawford, Tuesday morning at the residence, 326 Market street, aged 47 years. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. C. W. Hoeffer. Interment in City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 26, 1935

Loses Life. - Riley Hoffman killed in auto accident in Florida. - Three others from Winchester seriously injured.

Winchester, Ind. --- Riley Hoffman, 71 years old, of this place was killed and three other Winchester persons were seriously injured late Tuesday afternoon in an automobile crash near Lake City, Fla. The injured persons were Mrs. Vern Simmons, a daughter of Mr. Huffman, her husband, and John L. Turner.

The four were enroute to Miami where they were to spend a two weeks' vacation. They left here early Sunday morning.

Mr. Huffman is a local garage man and Mr. John L. Turner is owner of the Turner Publishing Company in Winchester.

The accident occurred as ahead-on collision between the Winchester car and one containing a party of Negroes en route to a Georgia town. One of the Negroes, Mrs. Maggie Bushman, was killed in the crash.

Mr. Simmons suffered cuts and bruises and was badly shaken up. His wife received as possible fractured skull, severe cuts and bruises, a fractured jaw and dislocated hip. Mr. Turner suffered a serious scalp wound and fractured jaw. Hospital attaches reported them painfully injured but not critically so. They will be in the hospital for a week or 10 days it was said.

Harry Shockney, who is connected with the Randolph Hotel, and was a relative of Mr. Hoffman's left today for the Florida City to return with the body. It is expected the body will be brought back Friday.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 30, 1935

Life's Work. - Of Atty. Edwin C. Wright comes to an end. - Had been closely identified with business interests in Union City.

Atty. Edwin C. Wright, 68, of Greenville, O., passed away in this city, Sunday morning. He was stricken with heart trouble while on business in this city last Friday.

Mr. Wright had been closely affiliated with the business interests of Union City for many years, having owned and operated the Grand theatre and New Branham hotel. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, Mrs. Algee Murphy, Troy, O., one son, Edward H. Wright of Charleston, N. C. The funeral will take place from the residence of the deceased in Greenville, O., Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m. (E. S. T. ) conducted by Rev. W. P. Clark of West Carrollton and Rev. H. J. Holcombe of the Greenville Methodist church.

[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, Ohio records state that he died at the Union City Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1866 at Xenia, OH, the son of Edwin Wright and Aletta Dunn. He was buried on 1 Jan. 1936 in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 30, 1935

Recalled. - Is the sad accident which resulted in death of former resident. - Jack D. Black is visiting his departed wife's relatives here.

Jack D. Black, of Chillicothe, O., is here visiting his brother-in-law, Carl Bickel, South State Line street. Mr. Black is in mourning over the tragic loss of his wife who last October received burns which proved fatal. Mrs. Black had filled her husband's cigarette lighter with naphtha, after which she tried to light the lighter with a match. It seems as though she had spilled some of the naphtha on her clothes and when she lighted the match it burst into flames and before her husband, who was sitting nearby could rescue her she received the burns which caused her death a week or so later. Mrs. Black was formerly Miss Bertha Johnson and was born and reared to young womanhood at the family home near this city.

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