Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 6, 1936
Died - Mrs. Sarah J. Morgan, Saturday Jan. 4, 1936 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Purl Friesner, 219 N. Walnut Street; aged 82 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Friesner home Tuesday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. W. T. Frank. Interment in Lisbon Cemetery.
Called Home - Aged mother of Chief Lloyd Morgan succumbs after long illness - She had lived in Union City for the past forty years.
Another of Union City's noble Christian women was called to her reward Saturday in the death of Mrs. Sarah J. Morgan, relict of Harvey Morgan. Mrs. Morgan was stricken with paralysis Friday, November 29, 1935 the day following Thanksgiving, since which time she has been an invalid. During this time she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Purl Friesner who with her two sons gave her every care and attention. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Friesner ever since the death of her husband, Harvey Morgan, who preceded her to the better land in October 1927. Harvey Morgan was employed in the Fields sawmill and also in the Parent Elevator.
Sarah J. Morgan was the daughter of Peter and Nancy Platt Hoke and she was born March 5, 1852 near the towns of Belleville and Mansfield in Knox county, Ohio. There she attended school and grew to young womanhood. She was married to Harvey Morgan in Morrow county Oct. 11, 1869 and three children were born to this union all living, namely Mrs. Purl Friesner, Fire Chief Lloyd Morgan and Clem Morgan one of our well-known farmers.
Mrs. Morgan with her husband and family moved to this locality 54 years ago and they took possession of Mrs. Morgan's father Peter Hoke's farm about two miles north of New Lisbon where they resided some 14 years after which they moved to this city and she lived here the rest of her life.
Mrs. Morgan was one of the noble Christian women who helped to build up the community.
Shortly after coming here she joined the Waterhouse United Brethren Church where she was a devout member and while she had her health she was very active in church work and she was never called on in vain to help any worthy cause. She was a woman of pleasing personality and was loved and respected by all who knew her. During the greater part of her long life of four score and two years she ever strived to be useful and to help her fellow creatures. She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her many friends whom the Times joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved and sorrowing children and other relatives.
Besides the above Mrs. Morgan was survived by four grandchildren Mrs. Alvin Smith, Charles Friesner, Jr. and Jane and Janis Morgan. Also one brother Mr. Preston Hoke of North Howard Street.
The funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Purl Friesner residence 219 Walnut Street in Union City, Ohio conducted by Rev. Wm. T. Frank pastor of the Waterhouse church assisted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.
Died -- Walter Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kaucher, Tuesday morning at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Welch, 333 South Market Street; aged 4 days. Tuesday at 4 p. m. the body will be taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the Herman Welch residence, 534 West Pearl street where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. conducted by Rev. Charles McCallister. Interment in the Beamsville, Ohio Cemetery.
Neighbors of Mrs. Susan Reinhardt, 60, at Saratoga, Ind., who had failed to see her about her home since Saturday, broke into her residence last evening and found her dead. She had been suffering with tuberculosis and according to Coroner Lowell W. Painter, her death was caused by the disease.
Died -- Susan E. Reinhardt, at the residence in Saratoga, Ind., Saturday evening, Jan. 4th, aged 60 years. The body will be returned to the residence from the Brooks funeral home Tuesday at 4 p. m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga United Brethren church, Rev. Berry officiating. Interment in the Saratoga cemetery. -- R. R. Brooks, Mortician.
Called Away - Albert Hoke, well known citizen succumbs after two week illness - Lived here 35 years and was employed at National Harvester plant.
Albert Hoke passed away this morning at his home, 1015 West Hickory street, after an illness covering a period of about two weeks. He first became ill Dec. 24, but after being confined to his home for about a week, he thought he had recovered sufficiently to resume his work in the National Harvester plant and he left for Springfield, O., for that purpose. However, after three days he had a relapse and was forced to return home. He grew steadily worse and he died this Thursday morning at half-past three o'clock.
Albert Hoke was born in Ohio on Jan. 20 and had he lived until the 20th of the present month of January he would have been 61 years of age.
He came to Union City some thirty-five years ago, and with his family lived here the rest of his life. He was an expert metal-finisher and for several years he was employed at the Union City Body Co. A year ago he went to Springfield, O., to accept a place in the National Harvester Co. plant in that city.
He was married Oct. 15, 1898, to Miss Bertha Warren, daughter of John Thomas and Norah Moslaner Warren of Old Castle, north of Union City. Two sons were born to this union, Everett Hoke, manager of the Warren Store at Brookville, O., and one son, Earl Franklin, who died at the age of three years.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Richard, and Carol Ann Hoke, of Brookville, O. Also one sister, Mrs. Minnie Williams, wife of Wesley Williams, of Cardon, Okla. A twin sister, Mrs. Allie Oswalt, and one brother, Frank, died some years ago.
Albert Hoke was an honest, industrious Christian man and a member of the Christian church. He lived for his family and he will be mourned by his many friends whom the Times joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
The body will be at the Fraze Funeral home where friends may call until Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, when it will be removed to the Hoke home. The funeral will take place from the Christian church Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in the New Lisbon cemetery.
Run Down - Is an eighty-three-year old man and killed - Resident of near Palestine dies when auto is struck by train
Greenville, O. - David Ross, 83 years old, of one and a half miles northeast of Palestine, eight miles west of Greenville, was killed this afternoon when his automobile was struck by a fast Pennsylvania passenger train at a crossing at Woodington.
The aged man was dead when his body was removed from the wreckage of his car, which had been carried 200 feet by the locomotive.
It is believed that Mr. Ross, driving alone, failed to see the flicker signals at the crossing and did not hear the approaching train.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Riley Dininger, of near Palestine, and a son, Jess Ross, also of near Palestine, member of the Darke County fair board.
The body was removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville.
(From Miller Funeral Home Records: David Ross d. 12 Jan 1936 Woodington, OH; bur. Palestine Cem. 14 Jan 1936; b. 2 Aug. 1852 Liberty Twp Dke Co. OH age 83-5-10; f. Elias Ross, Franklin Co. OH; m. Rebecca Furrey, Berks Co. PA; sp. Phoeba Ross)
Winchester Man Hit by Auto Dies.
Winchester, Ind. --- Cornelius O. Ertel, 72, of here, died in the Randolph County Hospital here at 7:30 o'clock Friday night, two hours after he was struck by an automobile driven by Neil Carpenter, also of Winchester. The victim never regained consciousness.
The accident occurred at the intersection of South and West streets and it was reported that Mr. Ertel, who was deaf, stepped into the path of the Carpenter machine. The driver was not held. Investigation was made by Deputy Sheriff Cora E. Davis and Dr. Lowell E. Painter, county coroner.
The body was removed to the Fraze funeral parlors, pending the completion of funeral arrangements.
Mr. Ertel is survived by the widow, one daughter, Faye, of Muncie, and four sons, Ray, Lester, Marion and Ralph, all of here.
Mrs. Watson's Funeral Took Placed Sunday From Harrisville Church.
The funeral of Mrs. Ace Watson was held Sunday, Jan. 12, 1936, from the Christian church in Harrisville. It was largely attended and there were many flowers sent by loving friends.
Mrs. Watson was fated to endure much affliction for she was an invalid for twelve long years, during most of which time she was in a wheeled chair, but she bore her suffering with the Christian fortitude and patience which was characteristic of the woman. Her husband, Mr. Ace Watson, was constantly by her side and renderly cared for his afflicted wife.
Mrs. Watson, with her husband who is a brother of the well-known divine Rev. John A. Watson, resided in Harrisville until about a year ago when they went to Canton, O., to reside at the home of a married daughter, where she passed away. The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home and taken from there to Harrisville.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills who paid a fine triute to the many good qualities of the departed and her Christian life. The music included the songs, "Abide With Me: and "Over There." The flower girls were granddaughters and included Mrs. Ronald Turner, Mrs. Adrian Hamilton and Miss Marie Turner. The following pall-bearers of the deceased bore the casket to the funeral car: Darst Mann, Ronald, Eugene and Doran Turner, Adrian Hamilton and William Wolf. The interment took place in the Jericho cemetery.
The following friends from a distance attended: Clyde Watson, of Converse, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bradley and sons, Wilson and Richard Wolf, of Canton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Luna Williams, Mrs. Iva Mann and son Darst and daughter Mrs. Donna Sauter, Miss Mary Louise Gardner, Richmond, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. George Murphy, of Lebanon, Ind.; Miss Ruth Trummel, Miss Maggie Dunsen, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and son and Wm. Trummel, of Centerville.
Pioneer Resident of Randolph County dies at age of 83.
Winchester, Ind. - John Thomas Jeffry, 83 years old, pioneer resident of Randolph County and a prominent farmer, died Tuesday evening in the house which he had made his home for 82 years, four miles west of Winchester. Mr. Jeffry was a native of Wayne County having been born near Fountain City.
Surviving are two sons, B. M. "Mont" Jeffry, Thomas C. Jeffry, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Cook, Mrs. Elsie Denton, Farmland, Mrs. Ada Mullen, Winchester; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Ill a Year - Mrs. Charles Walker wife of well know shoe shiner passes away - She was a member of the M. E. Church and lived here 27 years.
Mrs. Charles Walker, wife of the well-known shoe shiner at the Snyder barber shop passed away at one o'clock this morning after a long illness. She had been confined to her bed for a year and a few days ago became suddenly worse, and in spite of all that could be done the end came as stated.
Mrs. Walker was formerly Miss Marie Bland, daughter of George and Mary Carter Bland, both of whom have preceded her to the better world.
Mrs. Walker was born in Jefferson County, Ky., Nov. 19, 1877, and was 58 years and some months of age. She attended school in her home district and she was married to Charles Walker at the home of her parents in Jefferson County, Ky., in 1901, and twenty-seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Walker moved to Union City and they have resided here ever since. No children were born to this union but they adopted Earnestine Bland, a niece to whom they gave a good home, and who with the husband and one brother, Enos Bland, of Dayton, O., survive.
Mrs. Walker was an industrious Christian woman and a faithful wife. She was a member of the Wesleyan M. E. church of Dayton, O., and was a good worker for her church when her health permitted. She leaves many friends who joined by the Times extend sympathy to the bereaved husband and adopted daughter.
The body was prepared for burial at the Fraze funeral home from where it will be taken to the home, 116 Chestnut street, Friday morning.
The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Fraze funeral home, conducted by Rev. Jerome Wilson, of Dayton, O. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Pastor Called - Rev. A. Dunkelberger passes away at his home in Dayton - He was the U. B. minister here some 28 years ago.
Mrs. Carl Fahnestock received the sad message this morning announcing the death of her father the Rev. A. Dunkelberger, which occurred this morning at 4 o'clock at the Dunkelberger home, 909 Troy Street, Dayton, O., after an illness of several weeks. Rev. Allen Dunkelberger was the pastor of the local United Brethren church coming here from Pennsylvania about 35 years ago. He was a splendid minister of the church, which under his guidance prospered and grew. After five years to the great regret of his congregation here Rev. Dunkelberger accepted a call to Cincinnati, and after five years in the Queen City church, he went to Dayton to accept a call to the Troy street United Brethren church in that city, a place which he held up to the time of his death to the great benefit of the church and great credit to himself. He was loved and honored by his congregation, as he was wherever he lived and wrought in the Lord's vineyard. He did much to make the world a better place in which to live and many old friends here will regret to learn of his passing, and they and the Times extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Dunkelberger preceded her husband to the land over there more than thirty years ago at the old Pennsylvania home. Rev. Dunkelberger was the last surviving member of a family of four children.
He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Carl Fahnestock, Union City, wife of the well known travelling U. S. mail clerk; Milton S. Dunkelberger, Stanley and Byron Dunkelberger and Miss Bettie Dunkelberger, all of Dayton. There are also five grandchildren.
The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Troy Street United Brethren church and the services will be in charge of Bishop Clippinger.
Died - Jess Roscoe Hay, at his home 217 Market St., Monday noon, January 20th. Age 68 years. The body was removed to Brooks Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 o'clock P. M. C.S.T. Rev. A. C. Wischmeier officiating. Intent in Brethren cemetery north of the city.
Pneumonia causes death of Mrs. Irwin McKibben member of Lightsville Grange - She was well known in Union City and a worker in M. E. church.
Mrs. Irvin McKibben, a well known resident of Lightsville, O., ten miles northeast of Union City, passed away this morning at 3:35, after a week's illness, and the cause of death was pneumonia.
Mrs. McKibben was born at Painter Creek, O., sixty-five years ago. She came to Lightsville some forty-five years ago and resided in that locality during all of that time. She with her husband operated a farm until a few years ago when they retired from the farm and went to Lightsville to reside.
She was a fine example of a Christian woman, and a member of the Lightsville M. E. church, in which she was an active worker during all of her long residence there. She was also a valued member of the Lightsville Grange, and she took a part in many of the Grange's activities. She is survived by the husband and the following children: Mrs. Hazel Snyder; Mrs. Lonie Brock, Mrs. Mabel Oswalt, Mrs. Myrtle Painter, Mrs. Dorothy Brown of Dayton, and Mrs. Blanche Nye.
The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p. m. from the Lightsville M. E. church conducted by the Rev. Noble Schlecty. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.
Word comes to this city this morning of the death of Mrs. Cora O. Hinkle, of Dayton, O. yesterday afternoon. She was the widow of the late Cyrus G. Hinkle, formerly of this city, who was killed in a street car accident several years ago after moving from this city to Dayton, O. She leaves four children: Charles and Josephine who made their home with her in Dayton, O. and Mrs. Elmer Price, of Dayton, O. and Mrs. Fred Peterson of Chillicothe, O. The funeral will take place at Saratoga, Ind. at 2:30 o'clocaturday afternoon.
Former Merchant Of Lynn Succumbs At California Home
Winchester, Ind. -- James P. Goodrich, former Governor of Indiana, and Mrs. Goodrich received word of the death of Waldo Halliday, Tuesday evening at his home in Long Beach, Calif., where he had resided for some years. Mr. Halliday was born in Farmland and was well known throughout Randolph County. For a number of years he operated a hardware store at Lynn. Until last year Mr. Halliday had returned each year for a visit in Randolph County. On his last visit he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich.
Life's Work Of Judge Emerson E. McGriff Comes To An End. - Portland Jurist Succumbs At Indianapolis After Long Illness.
Portland, Ind. -- Judge Emerson E. McGriff, 78, of here, died at the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis where he was taken Tuesday. He was a former judge of the Jay Circuit court being elected in 1916, and was a member of the legislature in 1929. Surviving are the widow; one son, Everett, of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. George Mock, of Eugene, Ore., and two brothers, Lawrence, of Deerfield, and Sherman, of Indianapolis. The body was expected to arrive here Thursday. Judge McGriff at one time served as Randolph County attorney and was a delegate to the Democratic national convention that nominated Grover Cleveland for the third time. He was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Elks lodges, the Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club.
Aged Lady - Mrs. John W. Light, passes away near Lightsville, Ohio - Was one of the community's pioneer women.
Mrs. John W. Light, 86 passed away at her home one mile north of Lightsville Saturday evening after an extended illness.
She was a life-long member of the Lightsville M. E. Church from which the funeral services will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (E.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Schlechty. Interment in the Ansonia cemetery.
She leaves her husband, one sister, Mrs. Geo. Lockwood of Greenville, O. and two brothers, Harry Corbin of Greenville, O., and Will Corbin of Clearmont County, O. She was an aunt of Mrs. C. C. Potts of this city.
(She was born Jennie E. Corbin 11 Feb. 1849; dau.. of James Corbin, b. Maryland and Rebecca Barkley)
Born Here - A. L. Replogle dies suddenly while sitting by his stove - His son Lesley by his side unaware of moment of death.
A. L. Replogle, known here as Abe, died suddenly while sitting in a chair by the side of the stove Tuesday morning at his home not far north of Marion, Ind.
He and his son Lesley, who had been working out on the farm, came in Tuesday and sat down by the stove to get warm. Coming in from the cold to the warm fire both became sleepy and dozed off. In a little while Lesley awoke and glancing at his father he thought he was still asleep as he was sitting in the same position with his eyes closed and his hands folded.
In a moment however the son noted something was wrong and he discovered that his father was dead. The cause of death was a heart attack.
Abe Replogle was born on the old home place north of Lightsville in Darke County over seventy years ago. He moved to a farm near Marion many years ago, but was a frequent visitor back here with the home folks. He was a good citizen of pleasant disposition and many friends here will regret to learn of his death and they joined by the Times extend sincere sympathy to the surviving relatives here.
He is survived by three sons, Harold Replogle of the treasury department, Washington, D. C., Warren Replogle, of near Marion, and Lesley Replogle at home. Mrs. Replogle died about a year ago.
One brother and two sisters also survive, J. S. Replogle of near this city and Mrs. Martha Richardson and Mrs. Dan King of Cherry Street. There are also two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Joe Welch of Joe's Spot. The funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon in Marion, Ind.
Died --- Virginia May Bragg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bragg, Saturday Feb. 1, 1936 at the residence, North Union Street, aged 4 years, 3 months and 28 days. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness church this afternoon at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment in Saratoga Cemetery
Called Home - Mrs. Wert Williams dies at Anderson, Ind., after long illness - The funeral will take place at U. B. church Thursday 2 p. m.
Mrs. Wert Williams, one of Union City's most beloved Christian women, passed to her reward last night, Monday, Feb. 3, after an illness covering a period of several years.
Last November her health improved sufficiently for her to make the trip to Anderson, Ind. where she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Finley Bowen.
While everything possible was done for her she grew gradually weaker, and her spirit took its flight at a few minutes to eleven o'clock.
Mrs. Jerush Mae Williams was born sixty-four years ago in Union City, O., and attended school on the East Side.
She was the daughter of Henry and Rachel Benson Zumbrum, and after completing her school studies she was employed at the Union City Carriage Works.
In 1895 she was married to Wert Williams, the well-known groceryman and ex-city clerk. She resided in Union City, O., until she left last November as stated for Anderson.
Mrs. Williams was for many years a leading member of the United Brethren church and during her years of health was very active in all church work. She was a woman of beautiful character and a kindly pleasing personality, who always had a pleasant smile for her friends. She was always ready to do more than her share of any good work that needed to be done. She was loved by all who knew her, and her death will be sincerely mourned by many friends whom the Times joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband and other relatives. She is survived by the husband, one step-daughter, Mrs. Win Friesner, of Five Points, and three sisters, Mrs. Finley Bolen, of Anderson, Ind., Mrs. Cora Wagner of Twin Bridges, O., and Mrs. Minnie Boyer, Morth Walnut street East Side, one brother Harvey Zumbrum, employed at the Imperial Electric plant. Funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times.
Well Known - Was Amos M. Bortner of Jackson, Ind., who died yesterday - He had been ill since Thanksgiving Day of last year.
Amos M. Bortner, a well known farmer of Jackson, Ind. answered the last call Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughters Mrs. Orla Bowman on the old J. Q. Helman farm six miles northwest of Union City where Mr. Bortner had been residing for the past three years. He became ill Thanksgiving day, 1935 and had been confined to his bed since that time.
Amos M. Bortner was the son of George and Sarah Ann Ruhl Bortner and he was born in More (sic. Morrow ?) County, O. Nov. 20, 1850. He came to Randolph county some 35 years ago and was a successful farmer. He was known far and wide as an adept with horses and horses that came from his hands were well broke and splendidly trained. He was a frequent visitor here in Union City and was always welcome.
He was married Aug. 24, 1893 and the following children were born to the union, Mrs. Orla Bowman of Jackson, Ind. and one son Oro Bortner of northwest of Winchester. One brother also survives Henry Webster Bortner, Redkey, Ind., superintendent of Jay County Schools.
Deceased was the uncle of Stanley Bortner of this city and Mrs. Curtis Gillam of Winchester.
The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fraze Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Interment in City Cemetery.
A Good Man - John H. Burke passes away at his home after a long illness - He was for years an expert saw mill operator and member of Jr. O.U.A.M.
The death of John H. Burke, which occurred yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 15 minutes past 3 o'clock at the home opposite the canning factory on Jackson pike, proved quite a shock to the many friends for he was only of middle age and until stricken with illness was hale and hearty. He became ill last October and he was taken to the Methodist hospital where he underwent two operations, the first on Oct. 15 and the second Oct. 25. He was brought home from the hospital November 2. Here with the care of a devoted wife and loving children he fought a brave fight, but the Grim Reaper would not be denied.
John Henry Burke was born Oct. 7, 1878 and he was therefore 57 years of age at the time of his death.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burke, both of whom are living and reside two miles south of the city. He was born in White River Township Randolph County, Ind. He came to Union City many years ago and had resided here ever since.
He was married Feb. 6, 1901 to Mrs. Anna E. Bowman who with two daughters survive him. They are Mrs. Russel Brown, West Pearl street, and Mrs. Laura Ethel Adelsperger wife of Clyde Adelsperger, West Pearl street. There are also three brothers Artie and Ollie Burke of this city and Elmer Burke of Detroit, Mich., also four sisters, Mrs. John Grimm, Greenville, Mrs. Forest Yoder, Hillgrove, Mrs. Virgina Fertig, West Oak street and Mrs. Fred Snook, North Howard street. Also four grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Brown.
J. H. Burke was a fine type of man a good citizen and a Christian being affiliated with the Christian Church, where he regularly attended services and Sunday school when in good health.
He was an expert sawmill operator and for many years was a valued employee of the Miller sawmill at the West end of town. He was also a member in good standing of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and Daughters of America.
The funeral will be held from the Fraze Funeral home Thursday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills of Winchester.
The Jr. O. U. A. M. funeral rites will be conducted by the lodge this afternoon at 4 o'clock, also at the Fraze Chapel. Interment will take place in the Union City Cemetery.
Rev. R. N. Leatherman, Evangelist, Succumbs - Angel of death steps in and ends the earthly career of Union City pastor - Rev. R. N. Leatherman was one of Union City's most beloved citizens.
After an illness of two weeks, Rev. R. N. Leatherman, 48, pastor of the Union City Church of the Brethren passed away last evening at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Leatherman had been pastor of the local Church of the Brethren for the past year, succeeding Rev. Ivan Erbaugh who later passed away.
He was a forceful speaker and a great student of the Bible and as an evangelist had few equals. It was on the eve of the opening of a series of evangelistic services at the Popular Grove Church of the Brethren that he was stricken, which would have made his 123rd revival.
Some of his greatest sermons were taken from the book of Revelations.
As a man among men he had a pleasing personality, having the happy faculty of being able to meet all people under any circumstances on an equality, and ever since the time he came to this city from Grand Junction, Colorado, he won the friendship and admiration of every one with whom he came in contact.
His demise will be keenly felt by not only the members of his own flock, but the entire city, for he was a true disciple of God.
Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Catherine; three sons, J. D., Paul, and Drew, all of this city, and the parents at North Hampton, Ohio.
The remains were taken to the Fraze Funeral Home where they will remain and can be viewed by friends until time for the funeral services which will be held Thursday at the Union City Church of the Brethren at 10 a. m. (C.S.T.), Rev. Stutsman of Greenville, O., and Rev. Theo Eley of this city will have charge of the funeral services in this city.
Further services will be held at Donald's Creek Church of the Brethren, near Springfield, O., at 2:30 o'clock (E.S.T.). Burial will be at North Hampton, Ohio.
(A very lengthy Obituary appears in a later issue, March 6, 1936, that chronicles the life of Rev. Leatherman.)
Death Results - Miss Frances Wiggs succumbs to the burns received Tuesday - She was one of our pioneer women and attended first school.
Contrary to first indication the accident in which Miss Frances Wiggs was burned Tuesday morning as told about in yesterday's Daily Times, proved to be fatal and the patient passed away last Wednesday Feb. 12 at 12 o'clock midnight.
Just in what manner Miss Wiggs' clothes caught fire from the kitchen stove at her home 616 North Howard street, never became known as the victim of the accident was never able to give an account of just how it all happened. She was burned about the arms and shoulders and lower limbs.
Miss Sarah Frances Wiggs was one of Union City's oldest and most highly respected pioneer women. She was born Nov. 2, 1860 at Tampico, O. in Darke County, O. some nine miles south of Union City. Her parents were Windsor and Anna Elizabeth Hartman Wiggs.
The family moved to Union City in 1863 and the father Windsor Wiggs established the Wiggs warehouse where the Central Garage now stands and the Wiggs warehouse was for many years a landmark in Union City.
Frances Wiggs attended one of the first schools here in a frame building on the present school grounds, which building was presented to the city by Dr. Converse. A picture of this building may be seen in the old picture exhibit at the public library.
When a young girl Miss Frances Wiggs resided with her folks at Ft. Recovery and also at Bethel, Ind. From there the family moved to Miami, Fla. and there the father Windser Wiggs was killed in his 92nd year when he was struck by an automobile.
After the death of her father Miss Wiggs returned to Ft. Recovery, O. From there she moved back to Union City about nine years ago and resided here the rest of her life.
She was a fine Christian woman and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. In the kindest of her heart she cared for her invalid sister Mrs. Lucy Spornhauer for many years until the sister passed away Dec. 4, 1935.
Miss Wiggs is survived by three sisters namely Mrs. Belle Starbuck and Mrs. Alice Johnson, of 520 North Columbia street and Mrs. Della Clure of Columbus, O. There are also a number of nephews and nieces including L. M. Starbuck of this city, besides many friends whom the Times joins in extending sincere sympathy to the surviving relatives. The funeral will take place at 2 p. m. Saturday from the Morris Funeral Home.
A Good Woman - Mrs. John W. Morton had been in failing health past eight years - Stricken seriously Thursday at 3 a. m., death following 6:30 this a. m.
A mantle of sorrow was cast over the community this morning by the announcement of the death of Mrs. John W. Morton. She had been in failing health for the past eight years but she was not stricken seriously until yesterday, Thursday, when at her home 517 North Howard street, at 3 a. m. her condition suddenly became alarming. At 10:15 a. m. she was taken to the Union City hospital where everything possible was done for her, but the hand of the angel of death could not be halted and she passed to her reward at twenty minutes past six o'clock this (Friday) morning.
Mrs. John Wright Morton, was the daughter of Wm. S. and Sarah Carpenter Daniels, and she was born Sept. 3, 1855, and she was therefore eighty years of age at the time of her death.
Her birthplace was near Dayton, O., where she attended school. Later the family moved to Troy, O., and from there to Greenville, O., where Miss Sarah Carpenter was married to John W. Morton, Feb. 20, 1873, and the honored couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 1936.
The newly married resided on a farm near Bartonia and three children were born to the union, two of whom are living, Mrs. Lillian Oliver of East of Bartonia. One son, Guy Oscar Morton, died Set. 25, 1890. She with her husband came to Union City to reside Oct. 20, 1907, and they occupied the home at 517 North Howard street.
Mrs. Morton belonged to that type of noble Christian women who helped to make this the greatest land on earth. She was a wonderful mother and a model wife, and she gave her life to the welfare of her family. She was a devout member of the Bartonia M. E. church in which she was a faithful and active worker, as long as her health would permit.
She was also a woman of fine intellectual and literary attainment and was a charter member and founder of the Monday Afternoon Reading club. She was also one of the leaders in the Delphia Literacy work. She was a valued member of the C. C. T. and also of the Women's Relief corps. After she moved to Union City she became affiliated with the First Methodist church.
She had a host of friends who will deeply mourn her loss, and will long remember her and the Times joins them in expressing heartfelt sympathy to the grief-stricken husband and daughters in their great loss.
Besides the above Mrs. Morton is survived by four grandchildren, John W. Morton, Jr., of Cincinnati, O., Guy Oscar Morton, of Richmond, Ind., J. Morton Bunch, Peoria, Ill, and David Oliver of Bartonia. Three great grandchildren, John W. Morton, III, and Tommy Morton, both of Cincinnati, and Miss Rosalee Morton, Richmond, Ind. Also one brother Cassius E. Daniels of Portland, Ind., two nieces, Pearl Glunt of Greenville, Ohio and Nellie Marks of Jackson, Mich., and one nephew Bennie Mooreman of Battle Creek, Mich.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bartonia M. E. Church conducted by Rev. Fremant Harter, assisted by Rev. Ralph Bodgett and Mrs. Harter will supply the music. The burial will take place in the family lot in the pretty Spartansburg cemetery.
Passes Away - Mrs. Donald Smith passes away at her farm home - Was a true Christian woman and ill for past two years.
Mrs. Donald O. Smith (Hazel), 39 died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the family home one mile south of here, following an illness of two years. Surviving are one daughter, Betty; one son, Edward; her step-mother, Mrs. Roll Gettinger of south of this city and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Byrum of Bartonia.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Union City Christian Church, with the Rev. Earl Lantz and the Rev. John Watson in charge. Burial will be in the local cemetery. The body will be removed to the home from the Fraze funeral parlors Friday evening.
Stricken - Was a Union City shopper on the street Saturday night - Heart attack causes the death of Mrs. Jess Warner.
Mrs. Jess Warner, 62 years old of near here, died suddenly Saturday night a few minutes after she had been stricken with a heart attack while walking along Columbia street in the business section with her husband about 9 o'clock.
She had not been ill previously and members of her family were not aware her heart was in any way affected. She and her family resided three miles south of Union City on a farm where she had lived 32 years. Mr. and Mrs. Warner had come to this city to do some shopping and Mrs. Warner apparently was in good health, but while she and her husband were walking along the street she suddenly sank unconscious to the sidewalk.
She was carried into a near-by store and a physician was called. She lived only a few minutes, however, and was dead before medical aid arrived.
Mrs. Warner was a member of the Lisbon Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband; two daughter, Ona May and Reva; two sons, Kenneth and Merritt; and two brothers living in Hartford City, Leroy Isenhart, and Vernon Isenhart.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lisbon church conducted by Rev. Russell Grubbbs. Interment in the Lisbon cemetery.
Died --- Russell Bickel died at is residence East of Sharpeye, Saturday morning. He had lived around Hillgrove all of his life. Son of Alexander Bickel and Mary Anne (Shilt) Bickel. Farming was his occupation. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank and John Bickel, Dora Bickel, Mrs. Amy Yoder, Mrs. Old Hangen, Mrs. Marguerite Denise. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Brooks Funeral home, Rev. Earl Lantz officating. Interment in Springhill Cemetery. His sister Dora Bickel lived with him for the last eight years.
Died --- John S. Witter at the residence south of Spartanburg, Saturday, Feb. 15th, aged 70 years. The body was returned to the home from the Brooks funeral home Sunday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the residence, Rev. Adam Flatter officiating. Interment in Spartanburg cemetery. -- R. R. Brooks, Mortician.
Died --- Margaret Cassell, at the residence, 506 North State Line St., Monday, Feb. 17th., aged 65 years. The body was taken to the Brook Funeral Home for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks Funeral Home. Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment in Teagarden cemetery. -- R. R. Brooks, Mortician. [She had lived all of her life in Union City.]
Mother Dies - Mrs. Andrew C. Crist passed away early this morning - Funeral will take place Friday at 10 a. m. from Brooks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Andrew Clayton Crist passed away this morning at twenty minutes to two o'clock after a long illness. Mrs. Crist became ill about seven months ago and for three months she was confined to her bed in her home at 725 North Union street. Four months ago she was taken to the Union City hospital where she had been confined since that time and where she received every attention and medical service. She grew gradually weaker and passed peacefully away at the time stated.
Mrs. Crist was the wife of the well known furnace care-taker "Andy" Crist, and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Stump and her maiden name was Miss Viola Stump.
She was born April 5, 1893 near Mt. Zion in Darke County, O., and there she grew up and attended the district school. She was married to Andrew C. Crist March 1, 1916, and nine children were born to the union all living, as follows: Evelyn, Mrs. Fern Guffery, Robert, Mary, Helen, James, Ralph Donald and Betty.
Besides the above she is also survived by three brothers, Glen, Lester and Raymond Stump, and two sisters, Esther and Nellie.
Mrs. Crist lived most of her life in Union City. She was a good Christian woman and a patient, kind mother who devoted her life to the welfare of her family. She was affiliated with the Christian church.
The funeral will take place from the Brooks funeral home Friday at 10 a. m. conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz, and Rev. and Mrs. Lantz will supply the music. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.
Known Here - George Baker, prominent farmer dies at 4 p. m. Tuesday - Stricken with paralysis at his home six weeks ago.
George W. Baker, well known farmer of the Bartonia district, passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Herschell Gray, six miles south of Union City, on the Jackson pike, where he had been making his home.
Mr. Baker was stricken with paralysis six weeks ago and he had been confined since that time. Three days ago his condition became alarming and he died at four o'clock Tuesday morning.
George Baker was born Nov. 16, 1855 in Shelby County, Ind., and he was the son of Phillip and Katherine Baker. He attended school in Shelby County and he was married to Miss Laura Rhoades. They became the parents of five children, four of whom are living: namely; William and Walter Baker, Mrs. Herschell Gray, Mrs. Ernest Baughman of Ansonia. One son, John L., died at the age of 6.
Mr. Baker was a member of the Brandywine Methodist church in Shelby County and was a man of good character, honest and industrious. For the past twenty years and up to the time he was stricken he operated his own threshing outfit and his many patrons and friends attest to his honesty and fair dealing. He will be missed in his community and many friends extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
The body was brought to the Brooks funeral home for preparation for burial, and the funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times. (Interment in Spartansburg cemetery)
Besides the above children, Mr. Baker is survived by eight grand children, and one half-brother Grant Norvel, of Hoopston, Ill.
Pioneer Lady - Mrs. Henry Fernsler, mother of Mrs. Addison Steele passes away - she had lived near Nashville, Darke County, over half a century.
Mrs. Libby Fernsler, relict of Henry Fernsler, died last night at her home about one mile west of Nashville, in Darke County, O., after a long illness which covered a period of some eighteen weeks, during which she had the tender care and attention of her children who saw to it that she wanted for nothing.
Her condition became alarming a few days ago and she passed away at fifteen minutes after 10 o'clock Wednesday night.
Mrs. Fernsler was the daughter of Isaac and Colly Welbourn, and she was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1847, and she was therefore eighty-eight years old at the time of her death. Her husband preceded her to the land over there in 1912.
Mrs. Fernsler attended her district school in Pennsylvania and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Henry Fernsler, and the following children were born to the union, Mrs. Barbara Phillippi, of North Dakota, Mrs. Adison Steele of Union City, Harry Fernsler of Charlotte, Mich., Coy I. Fernsler, South State Line street, and Mrs. John Tharp, who resides at the old home place near Nashville.
There are also 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, also one brother Isaac Welbourn who lives in Illinois and two sisters, Lizzie and Rosie, who reside at the old Welbourn home place in Lebanon, Pa.
Mrs. Fernsler was a fine Christian woman and a life-long member of the United Brethren church. During her years of health she was a faithful and active worker in the church and ever ready to do her full share of any good work that needed to be done.
Many friends will sincerely mourn her death and she will long be remembered as one who did much for the good of the community in which she lived.
She had visited with her daughter here on many occasions and friends here join in extending sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.
The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) from the United Brethren church in Nashville. Interment in the Nashville cemetery.
Called Home - Claude Livengood passes away at Hamilton, Ohio - Was a former Union City boy and in the printing trade.
Claude Livengood, 39, passed away at Middletown, O., yesterday after a short illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Livengood, and was born in this city August 23, 1896. He attended the Union City public schools and graduated with the class of 1914. He then entered the employee of the Times, where he remained until the opening of the World War, when he entered.
At the close of the World War he entered the printing trade and was employed at Dayton and Hamilton, O., being employed in the Gardner-Richarson Box Co.
He was married to Miss Frances Hart, of Detroit, Mich., last August. He is survived by brothers Edward, of Union City and Homer Livengood of Chicago, Ill.
The remains were brought to the home of his brother Edward on West Oak Street from which place the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lee Jackson. Interment in City Cemetery.
Died --- Garrett Martin Rust, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Rust, at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Frank Hartman, 534 West Pearl street, Wednesday, Feb. 19, aged 6 days. The funeral will be held at the Hartman residence at 10 a. m. Saturday with Rev. W. T. Frank officiating. Interment in the City Cemetery. -- R. R. Brooks, Mortician.
Died --- Miss Dora Bickel who suffered a paralytic stroke while attending the funeral of her brother, Russell Bickel, on Wednesday afternoon, passed away at 1:15 this afternoon at the City Hospital. She was aged 63 years. The body was brought to the Brooks funeral home where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p. m., Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Creviston Funeral Tuesday - Funeral serviced for Jonas S. Creviston, 77, who died at his home on North Walnut Street, East Side, Saturday morning will be held at the Fraze funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. The body will lie in state at the funeral home during the hour before the services. Interment will be in Union City Cemetery.
Mr. Creviston, who was a member of the U. B. Church, is survived by the widow, two daughter, Mrs. Paul Temme of this City, and Mrs. Cora Reichard of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, Charles of Bellefontaine, and Samuel of Richmond; three brothers, Bruce of this city and James and William of Muncie.
Died --- Charles Holzfaster, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1936, aged 74 years. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday at 1 p. m., C.S.T. Interment in City Cemetery.
Died. Nancy Ann Thokey, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thokey, Sunday Feb. 23, 1936, age 2 days. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home where services will be held Monday at 4 p. m. conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in the City Cemetery. -- Fraze Funeral Home.
Passes Away - Charles Mote, prominent Wayne Township farmer is dead - Had lived all his life in this community.
After an illness of several months, Charles Mote, 62, passed away at his home West of this city yesterday after all his life in Wayne township and was a prominent farmer, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mote and was born March 9, 1873.
He is survived by two sons, Orville Roy and Ray Mote, a brother Joseph of Lynn, Ind. and a sister Mrs. Anna Roush of Winchester, Ind., his wife, and a daughter Mrs. Anna Oswalt were killed several years ago in an accident.
The funeral will take place from the U. B. Church Saturday at 1:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. W. T. Frank. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Death of Baby - Elizabeth Thornburg passes away after short illness. Father of the babe was killed in an auto accident in 1935.
Elizabeth, daughter of Mrs. Charles Thornburg, died this morning at 4:45 at the residence north of West Division street. She was born April 20, 1935, being therefore 10 months and 8 days of age. The child had been ill but four days and in spite of all the care that medical science could give, she passed on. She is survived by the mother, six brothers, Leroy, Robert Thomas, Charles Joseph, Glenn Edward, Louis Harvey, and Webster, and one sister Goldie and the grandfather Edward Cooper. The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in City Cemetery.
This family has had more than its share of misfortune for the father of the babe, Charles Thornburg, was killed in an automobile accident July 28. 1935 near Auburn, Ind.
Called Home - Rufus Hindsley, Prominent farmer passes away - Had lived on same farm sixty-two years.
Rufus G. Hindsley, 89, former teacher and farmer, died Saturday at his home, five miles northwest of here, after a brief illness. He was active in this community and had lived on the same farm for 62 years.
Surviving are the widow, Malinda A. Hindsley, two sons, Alvah C. Hindsley of Indianapolis, and Orvah L. Hindsley of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Simmons (Minnie E.) and Mrs. Henry DeBolt (Esta A.), both of here, Mrs. Andrew Sharp (Odessa D.) of Modoc, and Mrs. Samuel Brooks (Alice Armeda) of Hillgrove, O.; sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one brother, James W. Hindsley of north of here.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this Monday afternoon in the Lisbon Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Russell Grubbs officiated. Burial in the Lisbon Cemetery.
Good Woman - Mrs. John Mumah passes away at her home on State Line street - She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Simmons of Lisbon.
Mrs. Hannah Jane Mumah wife of John Mumah passed away Saturday morning at the home on North State Line street, at 2 o'clock after two weeks illness with pneumonia. The husband who survived here has also been dangerously ill with the same sickness but today he was reported a little improved though not yet our of danger.
Mrs. Mumah was born on the old home place near New Lisbon, Aug. 9, 1859 and she was therefore 76 years of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Simmons and she was a sister of W. K. Simmons who died about two years ago and who was one of the most prominent residents of Randolph county.
Miss Hannah Jane Simmons, then a young girl not long out of school was married to John Mumah Jan. 1, 1880. Six children were born to this union, five of whom are living as follows: Mrs. Estella Turner, Union City; Mrs. Estie Cole, Hillgrove, Mrs. Fern Harper, Dayton, Bert and William Mumah of this city. One daughter Vergie died at the age of 16 years.
Besides the above Mrs. Mumah is survived by 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mrs. Mumah was a woman of beautiful Christian character and she early became a devout member of the Church of the Brethren and she lived a Christian life. She was always deeply interested in her family for whom she lived. She was a pleasant personality and she therefore had many friends who mourn her death and will long remember her as a noble mother, a faithful wife and a good Christian woman. The Times joins the many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband and children.
The funeral took place this morning at 10 o'clock from the Church of the Brethren. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.
The services were conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz and many friends were present to pay a last tribute of respect to one whom they had loved and respected in life.
Died --- Mrs. Edith Cleo Blackford, at the home of her son Albert on N. Union St. Age 51 years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment in Lisbon cemetery. - R. R. Brooks, Mortician
Winchester Woman, 90, dies of long illness.
Winchester, Ind. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchens, 90, died at 10:10 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Hunley, after an illness of seven years. She had lived in Winchester longer than any other resident.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Alice VanNot, Mrs. Al Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth Whetzel and Mrs. Hunley, all of Winchester, and Mrs. Malissa Guyer of Richmond.
The body was removed to the Summers funeral home and will be returned to the Hunley residence Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Prominent was Claude L. Ramsey in Toledo Business and Social Circles. - His marriage to Miss Louise Fisher was Outstanding Event in Union City.
The announcement of the death of Claude L. Ramsey printed in yesterday's (Wednesday's) edition of the Times was a great shock to many friends in Union City for he had visited here on many occasions, and his pleasant personality and fine qualities as a man made him a popular figure in any community.
The following appeared in the Toledo Morning Times under the caption of "Bridge Expert Dies in Toledo, Claude L. Ramsey, ill a year."
Claude L. Ramsey, 63, president of the Standard Engineering & Contracting Co., 2463 Broadway, and known throughout the country as a bridge engineer and builder, died at 6:30 p. m. yesterday in his residence at 634 Stratford place."
He had been in ill health a year and suffered a heart attack two weeks ago after he returned from a seven weeks' trip to Texas.
Services will be held in the Boyer Mortuary, Collingwood Memorial, at 10:30 a. m. Friday in charge of Dr. R. Lincoln Long. Burial will be in Union City, Ind. Honorary pall-bearers will be A. B. Caple, W. O. Holst, George Carle, J. A. Parker, Harry L. Haskell and George E. Hardy.
Mr. Ramsey was born in Augusta, Mich., Aug. 7, 1872. He had visited many parts of the world and had designated and constructed bridges throughout the country.
He leaves his wife, Louise Fisher Ramsey; two sisters, Mrs. D. W. Church, Pocatello, Idaho, and Mrs. Cyrus Bosworth, Sumner, Wash. and a nephew, Harold Ramsey, Holland, Mich.
Mr. Ramsey was a member of Barton Smith lodge, F. and A. M., No. 613; Fort Meigs chapter, R. A. M., No. 29; Toledo Council, R. & S. M., No. 33; St. Omer commandery, Knights Templar, No. 59, was a life member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and a member of Zenoble shrine."
The marriage of Claude L. Ramsey to Miss Louise Fisher, which took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Fisher, Sr., at the close of the nineteenth century was the outstanding social event of the year in Union City.
Many friends here unite in extending sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing and heart-broken widow.
The remains will arrive in Union City Friday at 3:40 p. m. and the cortege will go directly to the Union City cemetery where short burial services will be conducted by the Rev. Forbes Robertson. The following will be the pallbearers: Elmer Kerr, Charles Castle, O. G. Gist, Walter Anderson, George H. Fisher, Jr., Dan Grimes, Wm. Grimes, Dr. C. C. Keffer.
Passes Away - Elijah W. McFarland dies at home of his daughter - Was one of the community's pioneer citizens.
Elijah W. McFarland, 80, passed away Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Troy Doherty, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., where he has been making his home the past year following a short illness.
The deceased was a son of Nimrod and Jane (Hendricks) McFarland, and was born in Randolph county, February 29, 1856, being aged at the time of his death 80 years and 5 days. He continued to live on the farm where he was born until 16 months ago, when he went to Fort Wayne to reside with his daughter.
He was united in marriage to Melissa Jane Hindsley, October 26, 1876, who preceded him in death January 26, 1934. He is survived by two daughters, Pearl, wife of Troy Doherty, at whose home death occurred; Olive A., wife of Henry Peden, who lives on the home farm, southeast of Salem; eight grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren and one half-brother, Marion Byrum, of near this city.
He was preceded in death by the parents, wife, two brothers, one sister, one son, one daughter, one grandson and two great granddaughters.
Short funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12 o'clock, noon, at the Doherty home, in Fort Wayne, in charge of Rev. R. J. Burns, of Fort Wayne. The cortege will then drive to the Lisbon church north of this city, where final services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville. Interment will be made in Lisbon cemetery.
Died --- Wm M. Gray has received word that his brother, Homer, of Robinson, Ill. was killed instantly last night when struck by an automobile. He was standing behind a truck. His two sons were with him at the time. The youngest being injured in the accident. The remains will be brought to the home of his father in Farmland, Ind. and the funeral will take place Saturday.
Died --- F. M. Ross, Saturday, March 7, 1936 at the residence one-half mile east of Deerfield, Ind., aged 56 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held in the Five Points Church west of Saratoga, Monday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment in Reitenoir Cemetery near Ridgeville.
Charles Reed - passed away this morning at St. Joseph Hospital, Louisville, Ky. - Was a member of a Union City family and born here.
Mrs. Wesley Hand received a message this morning that Charles Reed had passed away in the St. Joseph hospital in Louisville, Ky., early this morning. While the news was not unexpected yet the announcement of his death comes as a distinct shock to old friends of the Reed family. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Aurelius and daughter Gladys of this city and Bernard Reed, of Birmingham Ala. had been called to Louisville early in the week by news of his critical illness. Death was caused by hardening of the arteries and other complications. After his illness became so serious last week he was removed to a hospital for treatment though there has been little hope for his recovery for the past week. Charles Reed was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed who were pioneer citizens of the community. He spent his boyhood in this city, was a student in the West Side schools and as a young man took his part in the social activities of the town. Later he went to St. Louis, Mo. where he held a position and was married there. Some eighteen years ago Mr. Reed left St. Louis for Louisville, Ky. where he has since resided holding the responsible position of secretary of the West Kentucky Coal Company an organization composed of mine owners of the state. He was an active member of the Highland Avenue Presbyterian church. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife Louise and daughter Virginia, a sister Mrs. John Aurelius of this city, and two brothers, Bernard Reed of Birmingham, Ala. and Lowell Reed, of Los Angeles, Calif. Details as to funeral arrangements have not been received but will probably take place in Louisville. (A later article states that the body was taken for burial in St. Louis the former home of Mrs. Reed)
Obituary - Dora Bickel, daughter of Alexander and Mary Bickel, was born Aug. 14, 1872 in Washington Twp., Darke Co., Ohio. She nearly always lived in Washington Twp. and received her education at the No. 8 (Spring Hill) and No. 9 schools.
Dora Bickel was one of those personalities that knew the dignity of labor. Many for whom she rendered conscientious service could testify to this quality in her life.
She was diligent in the care of her parents and brother. They having passed, her work seemed to be done. She died Feb. 21, 1936, aged 69 years, 6 months, 7 days. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Elma St. John, Indianapolis, Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Denise, Hamilton, O., Mrs. Viola Hangen, Arcanum, O., R. R., and Mrs. Amy Yoder, Union City, Ind. R. R.; two brothers, Frank of near Ansonia, Ohio and John, Partridge, Kansas; two nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Brooks funeral home in Union City, Indiana, Feb. 24, 1936, in charge of Earl Lantz, pastor of Christian churches, Lynn and Fountain City, Indiana.
Won Fame - Did Thomas Coby as a breeder of fine dairy cows - his death was a shock to many Union City friends.
As told about in yesterday's Times, Thomas Coby, passed away Wednesday at his home in New Lisbon. He had not been in good health for the past year or two, and so when he contracted a heavy cold he became ill with flu and attack of pleurisy last Thursday on which day he came to Union City to see the doctor. On that evening he took to his bed which he was destined not to leave and he passed away at his home in Lisbon at 45 minutes past 12 o'clock noon.
Thomas Coby was the son of Levi and Elizabeth Imel Coby and he was born in Madison township, Jay County, Ind. Dec. 29, 1873. He attended the Madison school and when in his early teens he with his parents moved to Union City. He was always industrious and for some years he was one of Union City's well-known transfer men. He was also connected with the Express Office.
He was married Aug. 7, 1912 to Miss Venetta Hughes. The ceremony took place in the home the groom had built on North Howard street and where Mr. and Mrs. Coby resided until a few years ago when he with his family moved to Lisbon.
While he was still a transfer man Mr. Coby became interested in dairy cows and dairy products and later on he specialized in Brown Swiss dairy cows. Latter he gained much fame as a breeder of Brown Swiss cows and this spread to more than local fame when he was awarded the cup for the heaviest producing Brown Swiss two-year-old cow.
Then again in 1924 he won first prize for the highest producing 12 year-old cow. At the great St. Louis show in 1929 he won first and third in the heifer classes and fifth and ninth in the male calf class. Besides this he won many first prizes at county fair, so that the name of Thomas Coby became one of the best known in dairy circles and his farm at Lisbon still boasts of a fine herd of Brown Swiss cows.
Thomas Coby was not only a good dairyman but he was a real man, quiet and unassuming of a kindly, genial disposition and a Christian gentleman. He was a member of the United Brethren church and formerly he was a member of the Jr. G. U. A. M.
He is survived by the bereaved widow and two daughters, Ruth and Lois. Also three brothers, Sam Coby of Hillgrove, Curtis Coby of Cincinnati, O., and Nathan Coby of Dayton, O. The Times joins the many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the surviving relatives. The funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. from United Brethren church conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick and Rev. Ira Clark of Dayton, O. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Death Calls - Herman L. Stump passes away after several years illness - A graduate of our school, and a popular and well liked young man.
The death of Herman L. Stump which occurred last night about half past ten o'clock, has caused general sorrow in our city for he was one of our finest young men, loved and respected in a large circle of friends to whom his untimely death was a great shock.
He was stricken with the illness that finally caused his death, a little over two years ago. At that time he went to the Grace Lutheran Sanitarium in San Antonio, Texas, from where he returned last July.
While everything possible was done for him all proved of no avail and the end came as stated.
Herman Louis Stump was born Nov. 2, 1911, and he was therefore 24 years of age on his last birthday, Nov. 3, 1935. His parents were Louis O. and Clara Wildermuth Stump, and he was born at Hillgrove, O. Mrs. Stump preceded her son to the better world some eighteen years ago.
Herman moved to Union City when he was a young lad, and he attended our West Side School, graduating with the class of 1930.
While still in high school he became interested in pharmacy, and secured a place in the James Stewart drugstore, and he soon became one of the best clerks ever in this well known store, according to the testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart.
He was all ready to begin his higher education as a pharmacist when he was stricken with the illness which eventually proved fatal. He was a young man of splendid character, and personality, and he will be sadly missed and long remembered by the host of friends whom the Times joins in extending heartfelt sympathy to the sorrow stricken relatives.
The survivors are the father Trustee L. O. Stump, and one sister, Mrs. R. T. McGill.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home to be prepared for burial and from there will be taken to the home on South Columbia Street.
The funeral services will take place from the Lutheran church of which the departed was a member, Sunday Afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Frank Bickel, Veteran Stone-Mason, is Dead.
Frank Bickel, 84, one of the oldest stone-masons of this section, died Saturday at his home in Hillgrove, O. Services will be held at Hillgrove at 1 o'clock C.S.T. Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be at Greenville.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Blanch Stump of Dayton, and Mrs. Arthur Kibbey of Toledo, O., and three sons, Omar of Union City and Clayton and William of Greenville. Mr. Bickel had taken part in construction of many churches and schools in this vicinity.
Passes Away - Rufus Mote passes away in Tucson Arizona - was formerly a resident of Randolph County.
Word has come to this city, announcing the death of Rufus M. Mote, 39, Saturday who formerly lived in Randolph county south of Union City on the Jackson Pike. at Tucson, Ariz. following an illness of three years.
Mr. Mote was born in Spartansburg and was a member of the Disciples of Christ church. The funeral took place this afternoon at Indianapolis, Ind. Interment at Linton.
He was a fine, lovable man who had the happy faculty of being able to hold the love and respect of all those who he came in contact.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Emma Mote, Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. John Rickert, Indianapolis; Mrs. Oscar L. Spahr, Portland; Mrs. Howard Harley, Fountain City, and Mrs. Will W. Moore, Lynn, and three brothers, Carl H. Mote, Donald R. Mote all of Indianapolis. His wife, Mrs. Evelyn Mote, died last year.
Well Known - Was Charles Brown in Darke County who died Saturday - Prominent as a stockman and specialized in Duroc hogs.
Charles Brown, a well known stockman of Darke County, O., passed away Saturday about six o'clock in the evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam Umspaugh, west of Lightsville, O. He had not been a well man for the past year but his condition only became serious a few days ago.
Charles Brown was born in Twin Township, Darke County, April 23, 1851, and he was 84 years of age at the time of his death. He resided all his life in Darke County with the exception of fifteen years during which he lived in Paulding County, O.
He was married June 2, 1871 to Elizabeth Shoemaker, eight children were born to this marriage six of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Laura Amanaugh (Umspaugh ?), New Weston, O.; Mrs. Etta M. Witaker, Rossburg, O.; Miss Eliza Brown, of Ansonia, O.; Jacob Brown, of Greenville, O.; William Brown, of Wolverton, Mich., and Marcus Brown, of Gettysburg, O.
Mr. Brown was a Christian man, life long member of the United Brethren church, honest and four square in all his dealings. He gained fame as a breeder of duroc hogs, and won many prizes in stock shows.
The funeral will take place from the Rose Hill United Brethren church Tuesday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.). Rev. Lewis Ludwick will be in charge of the services.
Long Illness - Precedes the death of Mrs. William T. Swisher, Saturday morning - She was a life long member of the United Brethren Church.
The death of Mrs. William Turner Swisher occurred Saturday at eight minutes past ten o'clock at the home at 208 East Oak Street, after a long illness. She became ill nearly two months ago and while she had the best of care and medical attention, she grew steadily weaker. Her condition became alarming Monday and the end came as stated. Mrs. Swisher was born Dec. 26, 1853 in Van Buren township, Darke County, O., where she spent her girlhood days and attended school. She also attended school in Greenville.
She was formerly Miss Margaret Florence Hathaway and she was the daughter of Wm. and Lanah Hathaway.
She was married Dec. 30, 1977 to Wm. T. Swisher, the well known shoemaker and leather dealer, who survives her.
The young couple began housekeeping in Union City and after residing here for five years they moved to Arcanum, O., where they resided for twenty-two years. From there they moved to Anderson, Ind., where they resided fourteen years and went from Anderson to Sidney, O., where they lived for eleven years, after which they moved back to Union City, some ten years ago and have resided here up to the time of Mrs. Swisher's death.
Besides the husband who also has been very ill the past several weeks, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John C. Sisk of Sturgis, S. D. Also an adopted granddaughter, Mrs. Roy Mannix, nee Miss Mary Seiber, of Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Swisher was a fine Christian woman and a life long member of the United Brethren church. During her days of health and activity she was a valued worker, and was always ready to do her share of church work. Many friends will regret to learn of her death and the Times joins them in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband and to the daughter who is also ill and unable to make the trip to Union City.
The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Brethren church conducted by Rev. L. Ludwick. Burial in the Abbottsville, O. cemetery.
(Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swisher of Dayton, O. came Sunday being called by the death of Mrs. Wm. Swisher.)
Died --- Paul C. Corbly, at the residence on Chestnut St., Sunday, March 22, aged 41 years. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p. m., Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick officiating. Interment in City cemetery. - R. R. Brooks, Mortician
Joins Husband - Mrs. Ella Bowman, passes away in the hospital at Richmond - She was the sister of the well known Rev. Freemont Harter.
Mrs. Permelia Viella Bowman died in the hospital at Richmond last night at seven O'clock, aged 78 years. Mrs. Bowman was born on the old Harter Homestead, about eight miles south of Union City. There she spent her girlhood days and she has spent her entire life in this community.
As a girl she attended the famous old number 9 or Chenoweth school and she was the daughter of Solomon Harter and Margaret Fisher Harter.
When she arrived to young womanhood she was married to Johnathan Bowman who preceded her to the better land last December.
She was a noble Christian woman, and helped to build up the community in which she lived and wrought.
She is survived by three brothers namely Rev. Freemont Harter, the well known divine and George Harter, of this city and James Harter of Richmond.
A sister, Mary Jane Stidham and one brother, John Harter, are deceased.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call. The funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Elvan Thornburg. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Called Home - Mrs. Louise Welbourn passed away after a month illness - She was the mother of the great Reno B. Welbourn and Ex-Mayor Lee Welbourn.
Mrs. Louisa Welbourn answered the call of her maker last night at 45 minutes past 10 o'clock after a month's illness during which she was confined to her home 327 Clifford Avenue.
Mrs. Welbourn was one of our splendid pioneer women, who did much toward the betterment of the community in which she resided. She was a noble mother who gave to the world the great Reno B. Welbourn who became nationally known as a scientist and who was a pioneer in the field later developed by Marconi and others. She was also the mother of Lee Mar Welbourn, who served as mayor of Union City.
Mrs. Welbourn was born Nov. 15, 1844 near Lebanon, O., and she was the daughter of Isaac and Catharine Runyan Bayless. The family moved to Darke county, O. near Rose Hill when Louisa was only six years of age or about 1850 at a time when Darke county was still a wilderness of forests and unbroken ground.
Here she attended school and Sept. 25, 1879 she was married to James S. Welbourn. To them five children were born all of whom preceded the mother in death. They were Vesparlan A. Welbourn, E. Bret Welbourn, Reno B. Welbourn, Lee M. Welbourn and Chester who died in infancy. Mrs. Welbourn is survived by three grandchildren, Jean Virginia Welbourn of New York City, John T. Welbourn of Pittsburg, Pa. and Jerald Welbourn of the Wright Flying field in Dayton.
Also two daughter-in-laws, Mrs. Gladys Wenger Welbourn and Mrs. Otis Lytle, the latter of whom resided with Mrs. Welbourn.
After her marriage she with her husband resided near North Dayton in Darke county, O. and in 1890 the family moved to Union City. The husband James S. Welbourn died a few months after his arrival in Union City and the task of bringing up the children developed upon the mother who acquitted herself of her great responsibility in a very fine way.
During her years of health and activity Mrs. Welbourn was a valued and very welcome member of our social circle. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and the D. of A.'s in which during her years of health she was much interested.
She had many friends who will remember her as a kindly cheerful woman whom it was a pleasure and a privilege to have known.
The funeral will take place Sunday March 29 at 2 o'clock from the Brooks Funeral Home.
At Rest - Mrs. William Shotzer passes away after a year's illness - Moved here in 1902 and was active in our social circles.
Mrs. William F. Shotzer, who has been confined to her home at 234 South Howard street, for the past year, found rest in death this morning at half-past three o'clock.
She made a brave fight for life and a part of the time was in the Union City hospital.
Mrs. Shotzer was born Jan. 7, 1884, near North Salem, in Randolph County.
She was formerly Miss Cora Doherty and she was the daughter of John and Emma L. Lindley Doherty.
The father was killed in 1908 when he was struck by a piece of timber and knocked from a bridge at Houston, Ohio. Her mother died about a year ago.
She attended school in Jay County and she graduated from No. 10 school west of this city.
She was married to William F. Shotzer, March 10, 1905, and has been a resident here the larger part of her life, moving here with her folks in 1909.
She was affiliated with the Christian church and she soon became an active member of our social circles, and was a member of the Wednesday club. She was possessed of a pleasing, cheerful personality and was a woman of fine character. Many friends will regret to learn of her passing and the Times joins them in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband, in his hour of sorrow and great loss.
Besides the husband she is survived by two brothers. They are Otto M. Dohertly and Don Doherty, of Decatur, Ind.
The funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the paper.
(The funeral took place at the Brooks Funeral Home, Sunday, March 29th, conducted by Rev. A. L. Ward of Noblesville, Ind. who was formerly pastor of the local First Christian Church. Interment was in the Union City cemetery.)