Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 2, 1936
Joins Husband - Mrs. Francis Melvin Anderson goes to her reward after long illness - She was one of Union City's well known and esteemed Christian women.
Another of Union City's splendid Christian women was called to her reward last night when Mrs. Mell Anderson at a few minutes before 9 o'clock after an illness which extended over a period of four or five years. Her condition became serious a few weeks ago and while everything possible was done for her including the best of care all proved of no avail and the end came as stated.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Chicago, Ill., April 25, 1857 and she was therefore nearly 79 years of age at the time of her death. Her parents were Frederick and Katharine Casten and she was a young child when her parents moved to Carlinville, Ill. where she attended school and grew to young womanhood.
October 17, 1884 she was married to Francis Melvin Anderson who was better known as Mell, and who preceded the wife to the better world December 11, 1934.
Mrs. Anderson came to Union City with her husband about 1885 and she has resided here ever since that time.
She was a woman of fine attainments and pleasant personality and she so became identified with our church and social activities. She was a life-long member of the Christian church and before ill health overtook her she took a leading part in church and social work. She was a valued member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and did her full share in the work of temporarily abolishing the saloon. She was also a member of the Monday Afternoon Reading club, and a charter member of the Women's Relief Corp.
Mrs. Anderson whose maiden name was Mary Ann Casten was beloved and respected by all who knew her and will be sincerely mourned and long remembered by a large circle of friends whom the Times joins in extending sincere sympathy to the surviving son and daughter.
She is survived by one son Walter L. Anderson and one daughter Mrs. Alton Bromagen of Dunkirk, Ind., one grandson Bozart Bromagen and one half brother, John Walshman of Carlinville, Ill.
The body will be taken from the Brooks Funeral home to the home 712 North Howard street from where the funeral will be held Friday 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the city cemetery.
Born Here - Dr. John H. Cain dies at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana - Was born in Union City where he spent his early life.
Indianapolis - John H. Cain, 62, an optometrist in Indianapolis since 1901 died yesterday in his home, 4106 East Michigan street, following a long illness.
Born in Union City, O., Dr. Cain was widely known in this city, having maintained offices in the Traction Terminal building and the State Life building before moving his office to his home several years ago. He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower and the Holy Name Society of the church.
Surviving are the widow Mrs. Alice M. Cain; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Durbin, Rushville, Mrs. Alice Wharley, Mrs. Kathleen Bloemker, and Miss Ruth Cain, Peoria, Ill; three sister, Mrs. Elmer Frank, Union City, Ind., Mrs. C. D. Mitchell and Mrs. Mame Brown, and a brother Thomas Cain all of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in the Little Flower Church, with services in the charge of Rev. Charles Doffey, pastor. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
John Cain was one of the finest young men who ever left Union City. He was born in this city 62 years ago, and attended St. Mary's parochial school.
When he was a young man he launched out in business for himself and established a novelty store in the Cain olock (?).
He was married to Miss Alice Clasgens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Clasgens in 1898. To this union were born ten children seven of whom are living. They are Edgar Cain, optometrist, Terre Haute, Ind., Byron Cain, Real Estate dealer in Chicago, Sidney Cain, salesman for a paper house in Michigan; Mary Inez Cain Durbin, Rushville, Ind.; Mrs. Alice Whaley, secretary of the Riley hospital, Indianapolis; Mrs. Kathleen Bloemker, Indianapolis, and Miss Ruth Cain at home.
Jerald Cain was killed when twelve years old when struck by an auto while riding his bicycle. James Cain moved from this city to Indianapolis, where John Cain made a fine success as an optometrist, a profession to which he dedicated most of his life.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Cain are outstanding members of the Catholic church and have the distinction of being daily communicants.
Many old friends will regret to learn of John Cain's death, and they with the Times extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow and surviving children.
Octogenarian - James R. Harter passes away at Richmond, Ind. aged 80 - He was for many years a blacksmith at Bartonia.
George Harter of 529 West Oak street received the sad news last night of the death of his brother James R. Harter who died at his home in Richmond, Ind., Sunday night at 7 o'clock.
James R. Harter was born in the Bartonia district 80 years ago and he lived the greater part of his life at Bartonia, where he followed the blacksmithing trade for many years. He and Mrs. Harter moved to Richmond three or four years ago when he retired from the blacksmithing business.
He was married to Miss Sarah Jane Mikesell 42 years ago and to them three children were born all living. There are two sons Rob and Charles who live in Texas and one daughter Mrs. Howard Mullen who resides on South Columbia street.
Besides the wife and the children James Harter is survived by thirteen grandchildren.
He was honored and respected in the community in which he spent three-quarters of a century.
The funeral will he held from the Fraze Funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Burgner. The body will be taken to the home of his brother, Rev. Freemont Harter until time of services, where friends may call at any time.
Died - Paul W. Threewits age 34 at his home three miles northeast of Union City Saturday at 10 p. m. April 4. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. E.S.T. at the Waterhouse U. B. Church in charge of Rev. Fred Engle. Interment at Teegarden cemetery. The body was taken to the home of his father Mr. Walter Threewits, Sunday afternoon where friends may call at any time. Fraze Funeral Home
Died --- I. R. (Ben) Ellis, of St. Mary's, O., who has been living in Florida and was formerly a resident of Union City is dead. He served in the Spanish-American war and was in the mail service at St. Mary's, O. He was a nephew of A. L. Bennett and a brother of O. P. Ellis of this city. The funeral will take place at Montezuma, O., Tuesday, April 7th.
Sudden Death - Husband of the former Miss Susan Hardy passes away - Willard Ditman was a prominent wholesale groceryman of Kenton, O.
A telegraph message was received in this city this morning from Kenton, O., announcing the death of Willard Ditman, husband of the former Miss Susan Hardy of this city. The telegram which was sent to George R. Feltman, of the Feltman Drug Store, read as follows: "Mr. Ditman died this a. m. suddenly. Funeral Thursday at 2 p. m. Mrs. Susan Hardy Ditman"
Willard Ditman was born in Greenville, O., a little more than sixty-five years ago and he grew up and attended high school in the Darke county capital. Later on he established himself in business in Kenton, O., and eventually launched out in the wholesale grocery business of which business he was the head. He was a man of splendid character, which coupled with a pleasant personality and the intellectual qualities, soon won for him an enviable place in the esteem of the community and he soon became one of Kenton's most prominent and well known citizens.
He was married to Miss Susan Hardy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hardy, (both deceased) in June 1931, in the First Presbyterian church of this city, the Rev. Harris C. Johnson performing the ceremony.
Besides the widow Mr. Ditman is survived by one son from a previous marriage, and four sisters, including Miss Inez Ditman and Mrs. Ralph Rush, widow of the late Dr. Rush, of Greenville.
Many friends here will regret to learn of Mr. Ditman's sudden death and they will extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow. Several from here will attend the funeral Thursday at 3 p. m. in Kenton, O.
End Comes - Harry Swisher passes away at Bluffton, Ind.- Was born and raised in Union City and prominent in fraternal work.
Word comes to this city today that Harry Swisher, formerly of this city and son of Alex Swisher, died at his home in Bluffton, Ind., this morning at 3 o'clock.
He was a member of the Union City I.O.O.F. lodge and is a past Exalted Ruler of the Bluffton Elks lodge. The funeral will take place in Bluffton, Ind. Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
He leaves two children. His wife died a few years ago.
Succumbs - C. Hal Ayers passes away at his home in Portland - Was former mayor and state police officer for eight years.
Portland, Ind. - Hal Ayers, 68, former mayor of Portland, died at his home at 6:30 o'clock last night at his home on the South Meridian street road near here, after an illness of heart disease for one year. He had been bedfast for two weeks.
State Police Officer for 8 years. Mr. Ayers served as mayor for six years and was a lieutenant in the Indiana state police for eight years. He also served four years as a member of the Portland council.
For 20 years he was engaged in the real estate business in this city. He was active in fraternal circles, being a member of the Eagles and Modern Woodsmen lodges.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nora Ayers; one daughter, Mrs. John McCrum and three grandchildren.
Called Home - Mrs. Ezra Mangas dies at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton - Formerly resided here and moved to Dayton 15 years ago.
Mrs. Minnie Mangas, wife of Ezra Mangas passed away at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton, Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, after an illness of about two weeks. She entered the St. Elizabeth hospital where everything possible was done for her but without avail.
Mrs. Ezra Mangas was born in Greenville, O., June 3, 1880. Her maiden name was Minnie Leas, and she was the daughter of Vernon and Olive Miller Leas.
She attended the Greenville school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Ustis Bret Welbourn, a brother of Reno and Lee Welbourn and to this union one son was born, Gerald Welbourn of the Wright Flying field in Dayton. Ustis Bret Welbourn died in August of 1912 and October of that same year Mrs. Welbourn and her son Gerald moved to Union City. Some 15 years ago, Mrs. Welbourn was married to Ezra Mangas and to this union one son was born, Jack Mangas, who with the father and husband survive. She is also survived by three stepchildren they being Mrs. Virgil Sellman, Mrs. Ira Cole and Victor Mangas. Also one sister Mrs. Harry Neiswonger of Greenville.
Some years ago Mrs. Mangas with her family moved to a farm near North Salem, Jackson, Ind. Township where she resided up to the time of her death.
Mrs. Mangas was a real Christian woman and a valued member of the Methodist church, where she was always ready to aid any good cause and always ready to lend help where help was needed. She was a faithful wife and a good mother whose main interest in life was her family. She was also a member of the Rebecca lodge and many friends will regret to learn of her death and will sincerely mourn her death.
The body was brought from St. Elizabeth's hospital to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in the Times. (The funeral was held on Saturday April 11th with interment in the city cemetery.)
Funeral - Of the late Harry Swisher took place at Bluffton Ind. today - Was a native of Union City and had been ill for three years.
Bluffton, Ind. - Funeral services for Harry R. Swisher, 72, prominent Bluffton lumberman, whose death occurred at the Wells County Hospital here, will be held at the residence at 201 East South street at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Morris H. Coers pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which Mr. Swisher was a member and burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery this city.
Mr. Swisher had been in poor health for three years, but had been confined only a few days.
Prior to coming to Bluffton he was in business in Swayzee and Elwood and served a term as mayor of Swayzee. He had been in charge of Manager of the Mercer Lumber Company since coming to Bluffton.
Born in Union City, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Swisher. His marriage to Miss Minnie Smith took place in Union City. Her death occurred May 8, 1931. Surviving are two sons, Fred and George Swisher who have been associated with him in business during recent years, and a daughter, Miss Marie Swisher, all of this city. Fraternally Mr. Swisher was a member of the Odd Fellows, a past exalted ruler of the Bluffton lodge of Elks, a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar and an honorary member of the Shrine at Fort Wayne.
Passes Away - Mrs. Grace (Foster) Harless Dies at Her Home in Kansas City, Mo. - Formerly Lived in Union City and a Truly Christian Woman.
Mrs. Grace (Foster) Harless, 61, passed away Saturday at her home in Kansas City, Mo. She formerly lived in this city and was a prominent member of the Union City Methodist church. She is survived by the following daughters: Ruth, Gladys, Rebecca and Mrs. Murl Tunstall and the following sons: Bruce, at home, Charles of Oak Park, Ill., Dr. Morris and James of Kansas City, Mo., and the following grandchildren: Dorothy, Barbara and David of Oak Park, Ill., and Shirley Tunstall of Kansas City, Mo.
The funeral took place this afternoon at Kansas City, Mo. where interment took place.
Passes Away - Dr. B. P. McWhinney passes away at his home in Indianapolis - Was for a number of years a physician in this city.
Indianapolis, Ind. - Dr. Bert P. McWhinney, 67 years old, 40219 North Capital avenue an Indianapolis physician 23 years, died in his home following a long illness.
Dr. McWhinney returned to Indianapolis two weeks ago from Florida. He had received treatment during the winter in a Miami hospital.
He was born in Preble county, O., and was graduated from the Ohio Eclectic College in Cincinnati in 1898. He practiced medicine in Union City 18 years before he came here in 1913. He was a member of Marion lodge F. and A. M. and the Christian church.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary L. McWhinney; a brother, E. E. McWhinney of Campbelltown, O.; two nephews and a niece.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Hiney & Titus funeral home, 951 North Delaware street. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
Died --- Clifford Yoder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yoder, Saturday, Apr. 18, 1936 at the residence 424 S. Columbia street; aged 3 years, 9 months and 21 days. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Yoder home Monday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Elvan Thornburg. Interment in Spartanburg Cemetery.
Funeral services are arranged for victim of burns.
Saratoga, Ind. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Bragg, 70 years old, who died last Sunday at the Randolph County Hospital, Winchester, from burns she received at her home here, Saturday, while starting a fire in a stove, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday, at the Saratoga United Brethren Church, Rev. Harry Berry officiating. Burial in the Saratoga Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The flames caught on some dried corn cobs which she was holding in her apron. Mrs. Bragg tore the apron off and with the flames burning her other garments, she got a blanket, wrapped it about her and fled to a neighbor's where they threw water on her to extinguish the blaze. She was removed to the hospital a short time later.
Survivors are one son, Clarence, Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Collins, near Ridgeville; and one sister Mrs. Sadie Bragg, near New Pittsburg.
Native of Union City - Clarence Fowler died Saturday at his home in Dayton - He graduated from the Union City school with class of 1923.
Fred Toepher, well-known painter of this city received a telegram Sunday bringing the sad news of the death of his son who went by the name of Clarence Fowler. The telegram read "Clarence died Saturday. Burial Tuesday."
Clarence was born in Union City Oct. 2, 1905 and he was therefore 31 years of age. He was the son of Fred and Grace Fowler Toepher but on the separation of his mother and father he took the name of Fowler after his mother who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rass Fowler (both deceased) and Clarence made his home with his grandparents for some years.
He attended the West Side school and he graduated with the class of 1923.
After his graduation he secured a place at the Joe Seibert Clothes Cleaning establishment where he was employed for several years, after which he went to Dayton where he continued his dry-cleaning work with a large Dayton establishment.
His mother Mrs. Grace Shane preceded him to the better world some three years ago and he is survived by his wife and one son.
Clarence was a likeable chap of good habits, honest and upright with cheerful disposition and a pleasant personality, so that he had many friends in his native city, who will regret to learn of his untimely death.
Besides the above he is also survived by an uncle the well-know George Fowler formerly of this city. The funeral and burial will take place in Dayton Tuesday.
Former Circus Employe Dies.
Alvin C. Wolford, 63, died at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning at his home here 340 N. State Line street, following two years of ill health. He was formerly a trimmer in the Union City Carriage Company plant, and also ticket seller for the John Robinson and Barnum and Bailey circuses. He is survived by his widow, and two sons, Marshall and Harold of this city. Funeral services will be held at the U. B. Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Interment will be in Sharpeye Cemetery south of this city.
Died --- Mrs. Rachel Bushaw, 71, passed away Friday afternoon at the Randolph county infirmary where she has been quite ill for over a year. The remains were removed to the Faze Funeral Home in this city from where the funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stocksdale and interment was made in the Bretheren Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren of this city and is survived by two children, Mrs. Darland Prosser and Shirley Bushaw of this city.
Laid to Rest - Many friends attend the funeral service for Mrs. Harry Powers - The interment took place in the cemetery of New Lisbon.
The funeral rites for the burial of Mrs. Harry Powers were held from the New Lisbon church Monday afternoon and many friends were present to pay a last tribute to one whom they have loved and respected in life. There were also many flowers and floral tributes.
The services were conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz, who with Mrs. Lantz also supplied the music. They sang "Abide With Me," "When I Change My Cross For A Crown." Orvah Hindsley was at the piano and played the accompaniments.
Rev. Lantz read the 28th chapter of Matthew and he took his text from First Corinthians 15 to 19 verse.
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ we are of all men most miserable."
Rev. Lantz spoke eloquently of the departed as a splendid Christian woman, a faithful wife and a good mother who lived for her family.
After the services the following pallbearers bore the casket to the waiting funeral: Stanley Mangas, Ralph Swallow, Raymond Cox, Lafa Bunker, Clarence Evans and Fred Middaugh.
The burial took place in the pretty New Lisbon cemetery.
Death of Wife - Mrs. James Bruss passes away at her home in Indianapolis - She was a Marion, Ind. girl, and a member of the Christian church.
Word was received late this morning of the death of Mrs. James Bruss which occurred yesterday, Tuesday, at her late home in Indianapolis, after several weeks illness.
Mrs. Bruss was a Marion, Ind. girl and was a popular member of her social circles in that city. She was married to James Bruss eight years ago and during this time the couple has lived in Indianapolis.
The husband who survives her is a native of the South Salem district and he is a brother of Charles and William Bruss, both of this city.
Mrs. Bruss was a member of the Christian church and was active in church work and social affairs. She has visited here on a number of occasions and friends here will regret to hear of her death.
The funeral will take place in Indianapolis Tuesday at ten o'clock. The burial will be in the Marion cemetery.
Called Home - Robley Evans passes away at his home Sunday - Had been ill for several days with pneumonia.
Robley C. Evans, 38 years old, died at his home, 713 North Plum street at 9:30 Sunday morning from the effects of influenza and pneumonia.
He is survived by his widow, Mona; three children, Mary, Virginia and Eugene, at home; four brothers, Ben and Bruce of Richmond, and Clarence and Paul of Chicago, and the father A. L. Evans of Richmond.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the residence with Rev. Carl Adams and Rev. L. G. Ludwick in charge. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.
He was well known here and was employed at the Harrison company as a printer.
Funeral - For Patrick Howard to take place Tuesday morning - Was one of Union City's oldest and most highly respected citizens.
Following an illness of several years, Patrick Howard, 80 years old, a native of Ireland, died Saturday night at his home.
Survivors are the widow; a son, Raymond of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Meeden of Santiago, Calif., and Miss Mary Howard of Union City.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the St. Mary's Catholic church of which he was a member in charge of the Rev. Father T. J. Hammes. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.
He was born in County Clare, Ireland. For 40 years he was employed as a supervisor and track foreman for the Big Four railroad.
Mr. Howard became ill about two years ago and for the past year he has been bedfast much of the time. His condition became serious in February and he passed away at six o'clock Saturday evening.
Patrick James Howard was the son of James and Mary Neenan Howard, and he was born in County Clare, Ireland, March 14, 1856.
When sixteen years old he came to America and landed in New York and after several years in the empire state he came to Union City and secured work on the then Comparatively new D. and U. railroad. He was soon made section foreman, a position held for ten years, when he went to the Big 4 railroad to take a similar place. He proved himself a good railroad man and later on was made supervisor of the Indianapolis division. He was employed on the Big 4 for a period of 42 years and altogether he served 52 years.
He was married Oct. 7, 1879 to Miss Mary Curry, daughter of Michael and Mary Curry, of Greenville, O., and the wedding took place in Greenville.
Immediately after the ceremony the couple came to Union City and to the home, 407 North street, where they resided during their entire married life. There were only two other residences in that portion of Union City at that time, and North street had then not been named.
Patrick Howard was a life-long member of the Catholic church and he was a Christian gentleman and a fine citizen, honest, industrious and of a cheerful disposition, with many friends, who will mourn his death.
He was a life-long reader of this paper and the Times joins the many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow and children.
He is survived by Mrs. Howard, one son Raymond of Chicago, and two daughters, Miss Mary Howard of the Commercial Bank and Trust Co., and Mrs. Loretta Meeden of Santiago, California.
The body was returned to the home from the Fraze Funeral home and the funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church at 8:30 Tuesday morning conducted by the Rev. Father Theodore J. Hamens. Burial in the St. Mary's cemetery.
Died --- Clara Higi, Saturday May 2, 1936 at the home on the Deerfield Road, aged 60 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:30 A. M. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.
Angels Call - Miss Evelyn Ellis passes away after a week's illness - A member of the sophomore class M. E. church and Epworth League.
The relentless Death Angel reached forth and plucked from our garden of girlhood, one of our fairest flowers when the spirit of Evelyn Ellis winged its way to the celestial realms, early this morning.
She became ill with a cold a week ago Sunday and by Tuesday her condition was alarming. Though everything possible was done for her that her loving grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Horine, and the best of medical aid could do, the angels who were calling for her would not be gainsaid, and the end came at forty-five minutes past twelve o'clock.
Evelyn Maxine Ellis was the daughter of Leroy and Fern Irene Ellis, both of whom died in the daughter's early childhood, when she was six years old, and Miss Evelyn made her home with her grandparents. Her father died Oct. 11, 1926 and the mother died Nov. 9, 1926.
She was born in Union City, Sept. 16, 1920. She attended the West Side school and was a model student and one of the brightest members of the sophomore class. She was a musician of more than ordinary ability and played first violin in the high school orchestra and also in the Methodist church orchestra. She lived a pure Christian life and was a member of the Methodist church and Epworth League, and although young and tender in years she assumed all duties when called on. She was also a valued and active member of the Wetomachick Campfire Girls and assistant guardian of the Cheskchamay Campfire Girls.
She was a girl of the intellectual attainments, coupled with a sweet, cheerful personality which won the love and respect of all who knew her. She was the bright light of the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Horine, who lived and wrought for her and their grief and sorrow at her untimely passing cannot be expressed in words, and the writer would humbly join the host of friends in extending to them deep and heartfelt sympathy in the hour of bitter trouble and irreparable loss.
Besides the maternal grandparents she is survived by the paternal grandfather, Jess Ellis, of North Dawn, O., also three uncles, Wm. Ellis, Ansonia, Joe Ellis of Beamsville, and George Horine of Ft. Recovery. Also one aunt, Mrs. Mary Linder. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the home, 619 North Plum street, conducted by Rev Carl G. Adams, of the First Methodist church. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Killed While Plowing
Winchester, Ind. - Roger Cox, 24 years old, was killed when struck by lightning while operating a tractor on his farm near Parker, Ind. Cox was a former Farmland high school basketball star.
Survivors are the widow, Helen; two sons, Rex Eugene and Jackie Lee; his mother, Mrs. James Cox of Farmland; a brother, William of Muncie, and a sister, Opal of Farmland.
Cox was plowing in an open field when the accident occurred. The body was found about 15 minutes later. Coroner Lowell Painter of Winchester investigated.
The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland.
Robert Barker, 41, is found dead at his Farmland home.
Farmland, Ind. - Robert Barker, 41, was found dead at 4 o'clock Sunday morning on the floor of the bathroom of his home here. The body was found by his mother. Death was believed due to a heart attack.
Mr. Barker was a veteran of the World War. He was wounded in action overseas and had never fully recovered. He had spent practically all of his life in Farmland.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Barker, with whom he lived, two brothers, Herbert, of Farmland; and Thomas of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Miller, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Doris Bales of Farmland.
Funeral services will be held at the home here Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.
Old Citizen - John Abel for fifty years a blacksmith passes away - He was born at Haysville and lived here all his life.
John Abel, one of Union City's old and honored citizens, answered the last call yesterday morning. He had been in failing health, and since about a year ago, he has been an invalid. He became worse about two months ago since which time he steadily declined, and the end came at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, at the home, 630 West Oak street.
John Frederick Abel was the son of Aaron and Margaret Schumaker Abel and he was born on the old home place at Haysville Sept. 19, 1858. He attended number 4 school at Haysville, and when about sixteen years of age he entered the blacksmith shop of Wm. Keller, of honored memory, located in the Keller block of West Oak street, at present known as the Village Smithy. Here he began learning the blacksmith trade. After getting a good start here he went to Dayton, and entered the shop of his uncle W. P. James, also a blacksmith. Here he finished learning his trade, which was to become his life work.
He was married April 20, 1882, to Miss Ella Eucevia Stansel, daughter of James and Merriam Stansel, of Centerville, O. They were married in Dayton, O., by Rev. David Wintern, known as the marrying parson.
After their marriage the young couple came to Union City, where Mr. Abel began to work in Ben De Boise shop near the Pierce elevator. After a short time Mr. Abel started a shop on the northwest corner of Columbia and Chestnut street where he continued for some years after which he moved to Oak street across from the Dr. Welbourn home. Here he conducted a successful blacksmith shop until his health first began to fail twenty years ago. He closed his shop and with his faithful wife went to Florida to try and regain his health. After two trips to the south, he seemed to improve in health and he again took up his blacksmithing work in a shop in Winchester, Ind. Returning to Union City he worked for a short time in the Hindsley brothers garage, and his last effort toward working at his trade was when he made arrangements to help in the Village Smithy, the same place where he started to learn the trade. This was two months ago and while he brought his hammer to the shop, he never returned for his last illness overtook him the next day.
John Abel was a fine type of Christian citizen, thoroughly honest and trustworthy, who wrought long and well in his honorable occupation. He was a likeable man, and had many friends He lived a long and useful life and he will be greatly missed by the city of his adoption.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge which will conduct a lodge of sorrow in his home.
Besides the wife he is survived by two brothers, George Abel, of the old home place at Haysville, and Henry Abel of Winchester, and one sister, Miss Anna Abel, who resides with her brother George.
The funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Adams. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Fatal Crash - Cars come together in head-on collision south east of city - Roy (Butch) Brown killed and two men sustain fractures.
Roy (Butch) Brown, 46, of Greenville, O., is dead, Dale McLain, 18, has a broken jaw and Wilbur Grobe, 29, sustained a fractured leg between the knee and hip. Floyd Fahnestock and Dale Russ received minor injuries.
All the parties in the accident were residents of Greenville.
The accident happened about half-past ten Saturday night.
From rather conflicting reports it seems that Brown, Dale Russ and Floyd Fahnestock driver of the car, a model A Ford, were enroute to Union City. Shortly after passing the Armstrong filling station and, as they neared the old traction light crossing they suddenly saw a car coming toward them which they claim had no lights. This second car was an old Model T Ford, open top touring car gaudily decorated.
Fahnestock says he decided he could not pass the on-coming car on his side so he, it is alleged, tried the last resort of clearing the car on the other side. The final result was that the two cars crashed head-on and then plunged off the south side of the road, breaking off a large electric light pole in transit.
The driver of the Model T Ford was Dale McLain, 18, of near Greenville, and he received a broken jaw. His companion, William Grobe, suffered a broken or fractured leg between the knee and hip.
All the parties to the accident were brought to the Union City hospital where the injured received first aid medical treatment after which they were removed to the hospital in Greenville.
The body of Brown was taken to the Fraze funeral home where it was prepared for burial. Brown sustained a broken neck, fractured jaw, crushed chest and other injuries. Both cars were reduced to junk and were removed to Greenville.
Brown is survived by six children, Nellie, William, Grover, Helen, Betty and Roy, Jr. One brother David of Greenville, two sisters Mrs. Lydia Garbig of near Greenville and Mrs. Cora Huffman, 618 Valley Street, Dayton.
The funeral will take place from the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Tuesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. J. A. Pantle. Burial in the Abbottsville cemetery.
Passes Away - Frank Helman dies at Celina, O. Sunday night - Formerly lived in this city and sold ford automobiles.
The death of Frank G. Helman of St. Marys' who was formerly of this place will be a shock to his many friends here.
Frank was the son of the late J. L. Helman and spent his boyhood days on a farm near Union City. His mother resides here on West Elm street. Frank had been in failing health for more than a year and one week ago he submitted to an operation at the Celina hospital. But his condition grew gradually worse and his suffering was relieved by the Death angel at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.
Those who are bereft of his loss are the widow (formerly Emma Stoner of this city), four sons and one daughter, two grand children, his mother, three brothers and one sister who is Mrs. Rolls Hindsley of this place, two brothers preceding him to the better world.
The funeral will take place at St. Marys Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be made in the Van Wert cemetery of Van Wert, O.
Died --- The funeral services took place today at Greenville, O., for Mrs. Jay Douglas, wife of a prominent Western Ohio race horse trainer who is well known in this city. Interment took place in the Oxford, O. Cemetery. Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Hubert, of Oxford, and a sister, Mrs. George Blakeway, of Danville, Iowa.
Death Calls - Raymond L. Dawson passes away after several months illness - He was a well known resident and business man of the east side.
Raymond L. Dawson, better known in the city of his birth as Ray, passed away this morning at his home, 319 Market street, after an illness covering a period of several months. He first became ill with an attack of pleurisy, in the first part of March. He seemed to recover and was able to make several trips up town when he took a relapse. His condition became serious about two weeks ago and though everything possible was done for him he passed away at 4 o'clock this morning.
Raymond Lee Dawson was the son of Patrick J. and Mary Ann Butler Dawson and he was born in Union City, O., July 21, 1883, and he was therefore aged 52 years. He lived his entire life in Union City, Ohio, and attended the East Side school. He was employed at different times in Cleveland and Dayton, O., and Richmond, Ind. and other cities, but he always returned to the city of his birth.
For the past ten years he has been engaged in business on the East Side and since the death of his mother, April 20, 1920, he has been residing with his sister, Miss Mary Ann Dawson, on Market street. There was a tender attachment between bother and sister and the brother was lovingly cared for by the devoted sister.
The father died many years ago, and it devolved upon the two sons John and Raymond to maintain the home. Brother John Dawson died four years ago.
Ray Dawson was an active, industrious young man of sterling qualities and coupled with that was a pleasing personality that made for him many friends, who will sincerely mourn his untimely death.
With the change of the constitution Mr. Dawson was appointed keeper of the state distributing station for Union City, O. and he operated a well conducted place. He is survived by two sister, Miss Mary Ann Dawson and Mrs. George Brandon of State Line street, and they have the sincere sympathy of the many friends in their hour of sorrow and great loss.
The funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of this paper. (The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home to the residence Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at the Catholic Church Saturday at 9 a. m. Rev. Father Hannes officiating. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery.)
Called Home - Mrs. Martha J. Ross succumbs after an illness of three weeks - She was the mother of Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Warren of the Grand Theatre Restaurant.
Mrs. Martha J. Ross one of Randolph counties oldest and most respected residents passed away last night at half-past eleven o'clock at her home 403 East Main street, after a three-weeks illness.
Martha Jane Ross, was born eighty-four years ago in Warren county, Virginia and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Merchant. When she was only four years old, her parents moved to Jay county, but after a short residence there, the family moved to farm about four miles north of Winchester in Randolph county, where she attended school and grew to young womanhood.
She was married in 1878 to Samuel Ross, and to this union two children were born, one son Marion, who died two months ago and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Ross Willis.
Samuel Ross died about four years after his marriage and later the widow Ross was married to Hehry Ross a brother to Samuel Ross. They became the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Ida Warren. Henry Ross passed away in 1917, and four years later, Mrs. Ross moved to Union City and with her daughters made her home here for the rest of her life. The two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Willis and Mrs. Ida Warren conduct the well-known and popular Theatre restaurant in the Grand theatre building, Pearl street.
Mrs. Ross was one of the finest examples of the true Christian woman who have helped to make of us a Christian nation. She was a member of the Five Points Christian church across the road from the Win Friesner filling station on state road No. 27. During her years of health, she was active in church work and was a faithful member. She will be long remembered and sincerely mourned.
Besides the two daughters, Mrs. Ross is survived by two grandchildren Bonnie and Gladys Collett, also one brother Jess Merchant and one sister Mrs. Perlina Fisher.
The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Five Points church, conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd of the First Christian church of Union City. Interment in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.
Native Born - William Parent, son of George Parent dies in his Paulding, Ohio home - He and his family left here for Paulding County forty years ago.
Mrs. Newton Buckingham received a message from Paulding, O., Thursday afternoon at four o'clock saying her brother Walter William Parent, had died one hour before, at 3 p. m. after a three weeks illness.
Walter William Parent was the son of George and Isabelle Parent, and his father was at one time candidate for mayor of Union City, Ind. William W. was born Aug. 5, 1884 at Hillgrove, O., where his father was a clerk in the first store started there by Turpen and White. William attended the Bennet school and after his school days he took to farming, which was his life's work.
He was married Nov. 11, 1875, to Miss Mary Lavena Denlinger, born in Pennsylvania, daughter of Jacob and Mary Denlinger, six children being born to this union, four of whom with the widow survive. They are Clyde A. Parent, Detroit, Mich., George F., Mary Isabelle and Margaret Ellen, all residing in or near Paulding. A pair of twins died in infancy.
William Parent was an industrious, intelligent farmer, and after settling in Paulding County he was very successful and purchased several farms.
He was a Christian gentleman, member of the Christian church and he lived an honest, upright and useful life. Some five years ago he retired and moved to the city of Paulding to enjoy a well-earned rest.
Besides the above he is survived by one sister Mrs. Newton Buckingham, formerly Miss Mary Parent, three brothers and three sisters having preceded him in death.
The funeral will take place from the home in Paulding, O., Saturday, May 23 at 2 p. m. Eastern Standard Time.
(This article has been modified by the compiler to add known name additions for the widow and children. It is possible that the given names are reversed here. He went by the name William.)
Mrs. Zach Woods Dies.
Mrs. Zach Woods passed away this afternoon at her home on North Union street. She had just recently returned from a visit at Rochester, N. Y., and had been in ill health for some time. She was a life long resident of this city. The remains were removed to the Brooks Funeral home.
[The funeral services took place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lutheran Church, Rev. H. A. Barth in charge. Interment took place in the Union City Cemetery]
Died --- John O'Connor, Friday, May 22, 1936 at the residence on W. Chestnut street, aged 77 years. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home until the service hour. Funeral services were held this (Monday) morning at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in charge of Rev. Father Hammes. Burial followed in St. Marys Cemetery.
Died --- Mrs. Mary Susan Ralston, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Patterson, Friday, May 29th, age 64 years. The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home and will be removed to her late residence near Spencerville, O., Friday afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. -- R. R. Brooks, Mortician.
Mrs. Ancil Jarrett, 78, Dies Near Ridgeville.
Ridgeville, Ind. -- Mrs. Martha Ellen Whiteneck Jarrett, 78, life long resident of this community, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her step-son, Rollie Jarrett, two miles east of here. Survivors include the husband, Ancil W. Jarrett; two daughters, Mrs. Alvie Fleshor and Mrs. Charles Gaughman, and the step-son. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of the step-son and burial will be in the Longdale Cemetery.
Passes Away - William H. Mote, 67, passes to his last reward this noon - Was one of Union City's most prominent citizens
William H. Mote, after an illness of several weeks, passed away this noon at his home on North Union street. He was one of our foremost business and manufacturers.
He had been active in the Republican Party for many years, having served as precinct committeeman, city chairman, and on the Election board and served a term on the city council.
Before entering the implement business, he was employed for a time as clerk in the office of County Treasurer during the terms of Cyrus Turner and Harland Ruby.
Mr. Mote formerly resided on a farm south of this city. He started in business in Bartonia. He organized the Farm Supply Company here, selling farm implements. From 1908 to 1910 he served on the City Council and from 1911 to 1915 he was Postmaster. He studied at Portland Normal School and Valparaiso University..
Of recent years he has been manager and part owner of the Imperial Electrical Company in this city, Manufacturers of various electrical supplies.
For 20 years he served as financial secretary of the Christian church and was chairman of the Official Board. Also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Golden Eagle lodge.
Survivors are his wife, who was Miss Florence E. Woodbury, and was united in marriage on October 12, 1902. Two children, Mrs. William Grimes of this city and Selbert Mote, of Salt Lake City, Utah and two grandchildren.
Funeral services Sunday at 4 p. m. at Brooks Funeral home, Rev. A. L. Ward officiating. Rev. Ben Holroyd and Rev. Earl Lantz assisting. Interment in City cemetery..
Born Here - Mrs. Florence Hoover Koons dies in Ft. Wayne after short illness - She was the sister of Peter Hoover and Mrs. O. M. Jefferis.
A message was received here at two o'clock this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Samuel Koons, who passed away at her home in Ft. Wayne, Ind., after a short illness.
Mrs. Koons was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Sutton) Hoover, and she was born on the old home place, one mile north of the Jackson, Ind. school building where she grew up and attended school. When she arrived at young womanhood she was married at Berne, Ind. to Samuel Koons, they became the parents of two sons Earl and Sam Koons, Jr.
After residing at Bern two or three years the family moved to Ft. Wayne, Ind., where they resided the rest of their lives.
Before her marriage Mrs. Koons made her home with Mrs. Rosa Mendenhall here in this city for about ten years.
The husband, Samuel Koons, died four years ago. Mrs. Koons was a fine Christian woman and while she lived here she was a valued member of the Christian church at New Lisbon.
Besides the two sons she is survived by three sisters and five brothers, Mrs. O. M. Jefferis, Mrs. D. D. Warren of Missouri and Mrs. Ella Pratt, Ft. Wayne; Joseph Hoover, Ansonia, O.; M. H. Hoover, Muncie; Cornelius and Peter Hoover of Union City, and James Hoover California.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Jefferis have gone to Ft. Wayne to attend the funeral the time and place of which will be announced later.
Called Home - Mrs. David F. Lambert passes away after long illness - Mother of Clifford Lambert who died across seas in army service.
Mrs. Malissa May Lambert, wife of David Franklin Lambert, passed away early this morning at her home, 701 North State Line street, after an illness of more than two months. Nine weeks ago she suffered a stroke and while everything possible was done for her she never rallied and her spirit took its flight at forty minutes past one o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Lambert was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Fouts, and she was formerly Miss Melissa May Fouts. She was born in Union City, Ohio, April 20, 1873 and she attended the East Side school and after her school days she was employed at the Branham restaurant. She was married Nov. 26, 1891 to David Franklin Lambert, the ceremony taking place in the United Brethren church Rev Bowers officiating.
Mr. Lambert was at one time foreman of the Ross Carriage Works and about 1907, Mrs. Lambert with her husband and family moved to Ansonia, O., where they resided seven years, when they moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., and from there they moved to Lima, O., where they resided three years. They next moved to Delphos, O., and eleven years ago they returned to Union City to again make this their home.
Mrs. Lambert was the mother of four children, three of whom are living, namely; Mrs. Hazel Alexander, of Saginaw, Mich., Homer F. Lambert and Clyde L. Lambert of Flint, Mich. She was also the mother of Clifford Lambert who died in the service of his county, while with the United States Army in over seas. He died while in training with the air squadron at Lincolnshire, England, April 3, 1918.
Mrs. Lambert was a fine type of Christian woman, wife and mother, and she devoted her life to her family. She was almost a life member of the United Brethren church, and during the years of her health was an active and valued member of the Ladies' Aid Society.
Besides the husband and children, Mrs. Lambert is survived by eight grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Frick, of Coleman, Mich.
The funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times. (The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral home and will be returned to the late residence Friday evening. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the United Brethren church Rev L. G. Ludwick officiating. Interment in City cemetery.)
Death Calls - Mrs. Frances Ford passes away in Greenville after long illness - She was prominent as a nurse, hospital superintendent and benefactress.
The sad news reached here this morning of the death in the hospital at Greenville, O., of Mrs. Frances Ford, who passed away this morning at half-past one o'clock after an illness covering a period of some nine weeks and the cause of death was a blood infection.
Mrs. Frances Tucker Smith Ford was the daughter of William Ray and Margaret Smith, and she was born Oct. 20, 1878 in this city. She attended the West Side school and graduated with high honors. After her high school graduation she entered the General Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio, where she took the four years course in trained nursing. Later she also took the post-graduate course at the Mayo Brothers hospital in Rochester, Minn.
She engaged in private nursing in Union City and then founded the Frances Ford hospital. This was begun in her home at 1219 West Pearl street and after about a year finding that a larger and more adequate place for the care of the sick was necessary she built the Union City hospital on West Division street. She conducted her hospital with great success and to the benefit and comfort of many people for a period of seven or eight years when she sold to Dr. Reid and the hospital is now owed and operated by Miss Nellie Perkins.
She was next connected with the hospital at Greenville, O., and after about one year there she accepted the superintendency of the hospital and this place she held for about eleven years and up to the time of her death. Through her efforts and with her splendid facilities she built the Greenville hospital up until it became one of the foremost hospitals in the state.
By nature and education she was one of the outstanding member of her profession and her death will cause universal sorrow all over this section.
With here fine intellectual attainments she was possessed of a beautiful character and modest, pleasing personality, so that she will be sincerely mourned and long remembered by the host of friends and the many who have by her been benefited.
Mrs. Ford is survived by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Smith, who makes her home with her daughter Mrs. Edward Fowler. She also leaves four sisters; Mrs. Edward Fowler, of south of Union City, Mrs. Margaret Hillis, Greenville, Mrs. Agnes Smith, wife of H. C. Smith of Washington, D. C., Mrs. Isabelle Davis, Of northwest of the city and two brothers, John M. Smith, of Smith College, North Hampton, Mass. and James M. Smith, teacher of Industrial Arts in the George Washington high school in Indianapolis.
Two brothers, George and W. R. and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Julian have preceded her in death.
Remains will lie in state at the Nurses home which adjoins the hospital at 930 Central avenue from 10 a. m. Tuesday until 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at that hour the body will be removed to the home of the sister, Mrs. Edward Fowler at Union City where friends may call until 12 o'clock noon Thursday. The body will lie at the Union City Presbyterian church from noon until hour of service. Last rites are to be conducted from the Union City Presbyterian church at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Both the pastors Rev. Forbes Robertson of this city and Rev. Ralph Jennings of the Greenville church are to have charge of services. Burial at the city cemetery.
Storm Death - Marsh Woods a native of Union City is killed - He was caught in a cyclone at his home in Burbank, Oklahoma.
The news reached here today of the death of Marsh Woods a native of Union City who was one of the victims of the recent big storm in the west. The message sent to Chas. Turpen, whose wife was a brother to Marsh Woods said, "Cyclone last night. Marsh killed. Rest of us all O. K. Bridges and lines down."
Marsh Woods was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woods and he was born in this city Dec. 1, 1852. He was married to Abbie Painter, who died some years ago. He was a plasterer by traded and left Union City for the west many years ago.
Died --- Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Irene Morgan, 38 years old of Greenville, O., who died in this city Saturday morning following a major operation performed 10 days ago, will be conducted from the Abbottsville Church at 2:30 p. mm. Tuesday. Rev. O. O. Arnold will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Surviving relatives include the husband, Elmer; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert Clark, Poplar Ridge; four daughters, two stepdaughters, a brother and two sisters.
[Miller Funeral Home Records, Greenville, O. gives her name as Ethel Irene Morgan, b. 11 March 1901 in Darke Co., the daughter of Bert Clark and Lydia Oswalt, both also b. in Darke Co.]
Old Resident - Miss Madge Strong dies after several weeks of illness - She came to Union City with her parents seventy years ago.
Miss Margaret A. Strong, a well-known resident of Union City, passed away last night at fifteen minutes past eleven o'clock, after several weeks illness and for the past week she had been in the Union City hospital.
Miss Strong had been a resident of Union City for the past seventy years, and she was seventy-four years of age at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Strong with whom she came to Union City from the east when she was four years of age. Captain Strong became one of Union City's leading business men, and the family was accorded a prominent palace in Union City's social circles.
Madge Strong was the last survivor of her family, a sister Mrs. Carrie Strong passing away in Illinois some twenty years ago.
Miss Strong conducted her business affairs and at one time she owned business rooms on West Oak street. She also owned the brick home in which she resided on North street.
Miss Strong was a devout Christian woman and she was almost a life-long member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by four nieces and one nephew. They are Charis, Olive, Bethena and Kathryn Strong and Mr. Jessie Strong all of Chicago.
The body was take to the Fraze funeral home to be prepared for burial and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. (Interment was in the Union City cemetery, Thursday, June 11th.)
Obituary - Herbert O. Mitchell, the second child of John B. and Eliza Ann Mitchell, was born in Union City, Indiana, Feb. 10, 1865 and departed this life May 30, 1936, aged 71 years, 3 months, 30 days. He was a member of the fifth graduating class from the Union City High School in 1881. He then attended the Stiver's Normal School at Dayton, Ohio, after which he taught in the Jackson township, Randolph county public schools a few years previous to his marriage on Dec. 30th, 1896 to Laura B. Campbell of Randolph county.
To this union were born five children, John Frederick, who died at the age of two years, Maynard R. Mitchell and Maudie G. Stump, both of Union City, Ada B. Little of Indianapolis, and Roger Mitchell of Winchester, Indiana.
As a man he was quiet and unassuming and possessed the strictest integrity. As husband and father he was ever kind and helpful. During his sickness and extreme suffering he was patient and thankful for whatever was done for him.
He leaves to mourn his loss his four children, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Mote of Marion, Ind., a half-brother, Cornelius Mitchell of New Paris, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends. He passes away peacefully at his farm home north of Union City.
The family of the deceased desire to express their appreciation of the many favors received during his sickness and death. Your kindness will long be remembered.
Passes Away - Mrs. Mary Moffett passes away at her home - Had lived for many years in this city.
Mary E. Moffett, passed away last evening at her home at 616 West Pearl street. She was the daughter of Martin and Aqulla Norris and was born at Woodsfield, Ohio, July 29, 1860, where she attended school and was united in Marriage to John T. Moffett, March 28, 1882 at Jerusalem, Ohio. To this union were born six children, Ethel Ginn, (deceased) Earl L., Charles R., Cordella and Mary and Mrs. Charles (Nina) Tritt.
They moved to Union City in 1900, where her husband went into business and who died June 10, 1906. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church and is survived by five children, eight grandchildren, three brothers and two half-sisters.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Interment was in the Union City Cemetery, Thursday, June 11th.)
Laid to Rest.
The funeral services for Mrs. Frances Ford, who died at Greenville, O., Monday took place from the Presbyterian church in this city this afternoon conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson and Rev. Ralph Jennings of Greenville, O. The remains were brought to this city this morning by the McKnight Funeral service, assisted by the Morris Funeral Service of this city and laid in state from 12 until 2 p. m. in charge of the Eastern Star lodge of this city and interment took place in the City Cemetery.
Long Illness - Mrs. Warren mother of chain store man passes away Sunday morning - Funeral services to be held at Christian Church here Tuesday.
Mrs. Norah Warren mother of the well known chain store owner Frank Warren passed away at the latter's home in Greenville Sunday at half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, after a long illness covering a period of six months during which time she was at the home of her son Frank where she received every attention and the tender care of her children.
Mrs. Warren was born in Michigan 74 years ago and she arrived in Indiana when quite young. After the death of her first husband she was married to John Thomas Warren. To this union four children were born all living as follows; two sons, Frank Warren of Greenville and Jens Warren of this city. Two daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hoke and Mrs. Clifford Elliott, also of this city.
Following the death of her husband J. T. Warren, April 28, 1919, she made her home with her children and most of the time with her son Frank and wife.
She was a devout Christian woman and was a member of the first Christian Church in Union City. She was a noble mother and faithful wife and all her interest centered in her family to whom she devoted her life. She was of that fine type of Christian womanhood to whom our land and our homes owe so much.
Besides the above Mrs. Warren is survived by seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. John Otto, of Dayton, O. Two half-sisters, Mrs. Tom Chester of Cincinnati, O., and Mrs.. Harve Elson of Huntington, Ind. and two half brothers William and Ase Moslaner.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the First Christian Church in this city conducted by Rev. Frank Thomas of Greenville and the music will be supplied by Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz. Interment in the New Lisbon cemetery.
Passes Away - Mrs. Linda M. Fisher dies at Randolph County hospital - A sister of Mayor Thos. Amburn of Union City, O.
Winchester, Ind. - Mrs. Myrtle Jane Fisher, 56, wife of L. M. Fisher, former Randolph County sheriff died at the Randolph County Hospital at 1:45 o'clock this morning. The body was taken to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home for burial preparation and removed to the residence on West Washington street this afternoon, where friends may call. The deceased was well known here, having resided here for a number of years.
Surviving are the husband, five daughter, Mrs. Cora Reichard of Detroit, Mrs. Mae Green, Mrs. Dorothy Sandifer, Mrs. Ruth Retter and Mrs. Sarah Hiffman of Winchester; two sons Frank Fisher and William Fisher, both of Winchester; her father E. L. Amburn, of Union City; two brother Thomas Amburn and John Amburn, both of Union City; one sister, Elizabeth Ritchey, of Dayton, O., and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning in charge of the Rev. Lee Jackson, assisted by the Rev. Fred Thornburg. Burial will be in the Maxville Cemetery.
Called Home - Mrs. Jacob Mangas passes away last night - Had lived all her life in this community.
Mrs. Bertha Iola Mangas, 66. wife of Jacob Mangas, passed away last night at 10 o'clock at her home, two and a half miles northwest of Union City, after an illness of over a year.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dickey and had lived in this community all her life and was a member of the Lisbon Christian church and a true, lovable Christian woman.
She leaves the following brothers and sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn her demise.
Mrs. Ira Toman, of Dayton, O., Chas. A. Dickey of Versailles, O., Elmer Dickey, of Arcanum, Ohio, Clarence E. Dickey of Celina, O., and Mrs. Cora Baker of Union City R. R. There were no children.
The funeral services will be held at the Lisbon church Friday at 2 p. m. Interment in the Lisbon cemetery in charge of the Williamson Funeral Service of Portland, Ind.
Mrs. George Decker, of Greenville, O., who came to this city for medical attention dropped dead minutes after she left a local physician's office of heart trouble. She was removed to her home in Greenville, O., by the Morris Funeral Service, where funeral services will be arranged. She was the wife of Geo. E. Decker, operator of the bus line.
[Miller Funeral Home Records, Greenville, OH, state that Anna M. Decker died June16, 1936 in Union City, IN. She was buried in Greenville Cem. (no date given). She was born Dec. 16, 1866 in Orange Co., New Jersey the daughter of James Collins and Caroline Wilber.]
Found Dead - Albert R. Evans passes away sometime during the night - He had live here in Union City nearly fifty years.
When Miss Blanche Evans went to call her father Albert Evans at 5:45 this morning she found him in his bed dead. He had been ill since last Thanksgiving but up to last night had been able to be up and about the house on Sycamore street.
Albert R. Evans was born Oct. 6, 1852 at Venice, O. near Hamilton. There he attended school and grew to manhood.
He was married on New Years day 55 years ago and the family came to Union City some 45 years ago. Mr. Evans was an honest, upright citizen and a well known concrete contractor, which business he followed during all the time he resided in Union City and he was one of the pioneers in cement work. He was a member of the little church of Venice, O. his birthplace.
For ten years before he came to Union City he was located in Greenville, O. where he was also engaged in concrete work.
He is survived by the following four children: Harry Evans and Miss Blanche Evans at home. Mrs. Pearl Windbourie, this city and Earl Evans of Columbus, O.
There are also two grandchildren, one brother John L. Evans, Oxford, O., and one sister Mrs. Nettie Lewis, Cincinnati, O.
The funeral will take place from the Fraze Funeral home Saturday at 10 o'clock in the morning conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick.
Old Citizen - William S. Davis passes away at his home this morning - He came to Union City from Geneva thirty years ago.
Wm. S. Davis, the father of eight children and a well known citizen of Union City, was called by death this morning. He had been in failing health for the past four or five years, and his condition became serious a week ago and his spirit took its flight this morning at 1 o'clock. He with his family resided at 906 West Division street.
William Swayzee Davis was the son of Samuel and Kiziah Frances Davis, and he was born May 25, 1855, at Geneva, Ind. His parents moved to the Clear Creek neighborhood two miles west of Saratoga, when William was a small boy, and he attended the Clear Creek school.
He was married to Miss Emma Almenroade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Almenrode, Aug. 12, 1882, and nine children were born to this union. They were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Madge Watson, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Virgil R. Davis, at home; Mrs. Wanda Robertson, Grand Rapids, Mich. R. R.; Mrs. Alma Drake, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Lucile McRorie, Flint, Mich.; Frank R. Davis, Oakland, Calif. One daughter, Cecil Olive died in infancy.
There are also eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Wm. Swank of South Bend, Ind.
Mr. Davis was a teamster by occupation and he was four-square in all of his dealings and he was a good citizen and he was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.
The funeral arrangements will be announced later. (Funeral services were held from the Davis residence Sunday at 4 p. m. conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. Interment was in the Saratoga cemetery.)
Called Home - Mrs. C. J. Isenbarger dies at the home of her daughter - She was born in Darke County, O., when it was a wilderness.
Mrs. Celestia J. Isenbarger, died last night at 10:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Kaufman, Northwest of Union City. She was born Sept. 1854 in Darke County, O., and was the daughter of Levi Clark and wife and on Oct. 20, 1872 she was married to Simon P. Isenbarger, who died May 19, 1910.
She is survived by the following children; Jesse D. Isenbarger, Butler, Ind.; Mrs. Gertie, wife of George Scholl of R. R. 1 Union City; Mrs. Pearl, wife of Clarence Kaufman, R. R. 2 Union City; Wes Isenbarger, Saratoga; Orva Isenbarger, Redkey, Ind. Also, 35 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lisbon church with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.
The Williamson funeral service of Portland, Ind. will have charge.
Died - Oliver Norton, Thursday afternoon 1:30 p. m. at his home 750 North Union street, age 90 years. The body will be taken from the Brooks Funeral home to the residence Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church at Long, Ohio, Saturday 2 p. m. C. S. T. Short services will be held at the home on Union street at 12:30 p. m. C. S. T. Rev. Edward Bass officiating. Interment in Long Cemetery.
Life's Work - Is completed by Jess Potter who passes away - Was one of Union City's most prominent citizens.
After an illness of several weeks, Jesse L. Potter, 67, passed away last evening at his home on North Plum street.
Mr. Potter was one of Union City's most highly respected citizens, a man who was a carpenter by trade and worked industriously at his avocation all his life.
He was the son of John and Teresa (Deener) Potter and was born in Cumberland, Md., January 4, 1869. After concluding his schooling, he went to Brownstown, Ind. where he met and married Miss Lulu Van Meter.
They moved to Union City in 1901 where he has made his home ever since.
To this union were born one son, James, who was a former city Clerk-Treasurer and is now a city mail carrier out of the Union City post office.
He was a life long member of the Methodist church and took an active part in its affairs.
Besides his wife and son he leave four brother, Samuel of Indianapolis, Emery, Frank and Joseph of Yaresburg (?), Md. One brother William is deceased.
The funeral will take place from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in the city cemetery.
Funeral Rites - For Mrs. Laura Bemis held in Detroit and in Union City - She formerly resided in Union City and moved to Detroit.
Funeral rites for Mrs. Laura Bemis, 64, were held in Detroit yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the body arrived in Union City today. The services here were arranged to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the local Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Adams. The burial took place at the New Lisbon Cemetery.
Mrs. Laura C. Bemis was born at Martinsville, Ind., March 12, 1872 and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lipp. She with her folks moved to Union City when she was only four years old and she lived nearby all her life here. She attended the West Side school and in 1917 she was married to Wm. D. Bemis. Five children were born to this union, four of whom are living. They are Hugo C. Bemis, North of Lisbon; Mrs. Hazel M. Parsell, Detroit; Mrs. Etta L. Hummel, Detroit; Chester E. Bemis, Detroit. One daughter died in infancy. There are also two stepsons Carl Bemis, Indianapolis and Ernest Bemis, two miles northwest of Union City.
Mrs. Bemis left Union City for Detroit some seven years ago and was making her home there with her children when several weeks ago she became ill. She grew steadily worse and she passed away at 7:30 Friday evening in the hospital in Detroit.
She was a fine Christian woman and a devout member of the Methodist church. She was a faithful wife and a good mother and many friends will mourn her death.
Died --- Rosetta Knoll of Hillgrove at 2:30 p. m. Friday June 19th 1936 at her home, 56 years old. Abraham D. Knoll, her husband preceded her in death just one month ago. Funeral services will be held at the home in Hillgrove Monday at 2:30 p. m. E.S.T. Rev. Perry of Salamonia, Ind. will officiate.
[No burial location given but her husband was buried at Greenville Cemetery.]
Well Known Woman Dead.
Mrs. Lucy Klase aged 75 died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Cox, one and one-half miles west of Coletown on Route 71 after an extended illness of six months duration.
She was the daughter of Peter and Sally Ann Skidmore and grew to womanhood in the vicinity of the Carnahan Church. She also lived at Versailles and in Liberty Township near Palestine but of late years resided in Greenville.
She was a staunch member and attendant of the Disciples Church. Her husband, Wm. T. Klase preceded her in death 34 years ago and also two sons. She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Golda Cox, three grand children, one brother Austin Skidmore of Boynten, Okla., three sisters Mrs. Ella Cox and Mrs. Jennie Halley of Greenville and Mrs. W. F. Mills of Palestine and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral will be conducted at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Cox Thursday afternoon at 2:30 E. S. T.
[Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery in the Klase lot beside her husband who died in 1901.]
Answers Call - Charles B. Clear Union City's veteran musician passes away - Had been in failing health for years and died at nephew's home.
Charles Clear, 73, widely known as a musician and circus operator died last night at the home of his nephew Burt Hoke and family in Muncie, Ind., where he with Mrs. Clear had been visiting the past month. He had been in failing health for the past eight or nine years. His condition became serious about 10 days ago and he passed away at 6:15 Wednesday evening.
Charles Burt Clear was the son of John Daniel and Anna Frazier Clear. John D. Clear was a famous school teacher and taught in many of the district schools of this section in his day. Charles Clear was born in the old Clear place a short distance northeast of Bartonia where he lived until he was about 12 years of age, when after the death of his father he with his mother moved to Union City. Here he attended the West Side school and graduated with the class of 1884. Mrs. John Aurelius, Mrs. Ella Bristow and Mrs. Will Meek, being members of the same class.
After his graduation Charles Clear was employed on the farm and also in Union City and he took up the study of music when a young lad, playing the drum with one of our first bands. Later he took up the study of the valve trombone on which instrument he became quite proficient and for years he was one of the leading members of the Union City band. He also played trombone in the Union Grand theatre orchestra during the days of the spoken drama.
When the days of theatrical companies of that time came to an end, Mr. Clear joined many travelling organizations with which he journeyed throughout the width and breadth of the land.
His sterling honesty and upright character also won him places of trust as treasurer with a number of circuses and dramatic companies. And it can be said of him that he never betrayed a trust, nor was derelict in his duties.
He was married August 7, 1901, to Miss Emma Hoke, the talented daughter of Seth and Elizabeth Johnson Hoke. She filled many engagements with her husband and was a great aid to her husband who was a man of very pleasant personality. His many good qualities made him a man beloved by all who knew him, and he will be long remembered by the host of friends.
He is survived by one son Fred Clear and wife, one granddaughter Betty Jean Clear and two grandsons, Edward and Charles Clear and one great-granddaughter Colleen Clear.
Charles Clear was also a good Christian man and he was a member of the Christian church. He was also at one time a member of the Moose lodge. He was always willing to help in any good cause, and especially with his musical ability. The body was brought to Union City in the Fraze ambulance and the funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. from the home of his son Fred Clear, 230 South Howard street, conducted by Rev. Dewey Netzger and D. W. Ward will also pay a tribute over the body of his old friend and fellow band member. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Boy Dies in a Fire as Shed Burns at Winchester, Ind. - North West Street Fatal to Jack Monks, 4, During Afternoon.
Winchester, Ind. - Jack Wilbur Monks, four-year-old son of Mrs. Margaret Monks, of North West street, was burned to death about 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon when the wood-shed at the rear of his home caught fire while he was inside.
Police believe the boy was playing with matches. Officers expressed the possibility that other children of the neighborhood were in the building, running away when the fire began.
The blaze was discovered by Mrs. Monks, who was inside the house. Firemen were called, but the wooden building burned rapidly and collapsed within a few moments after firemen arrived.
It was not known for certain that the boy was inside until his body was found by firemen after the building had burned to the ground. The shed was filled with wood and debris.
The boy's father, John Monks, is divorced from the mother. Surviving besides the parents is a sister, Patricia Louise, at home.
The body was removed to the Clark Maynard and Potter funeral home.
Died --- Mrs. Walter Clevenger, 74, of Winchester, Ind., passed away Sunday afternoon after an illness of several months. She was the widow of Dr. Walter Clevenger and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James A. Sellers of Richmond, Ind. and a sister, Mrs. Olive Pence of Wapakeneta, O. The funeral will take place from the Christian church in Winchester, Ind. Tuesday at 3 p. m. conducted by Rev. Lee Jackson.