Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 1, 1936
Lived Here - Noah DeBolt dies at his home in Hamilton, Ohio - He worked in the Union City Carriage factory and left here 30 years ago.
Word has been received here from Hamilton, O., of the death of Noah De Bolt, a former well known citizen of Union City who left here some twenty-five or thirty years ago, and he was at one time employed at the old Union City Carriage Works. His folks at one time resided in the long frame cottage house which stood where the public library now stands. Among the survivors are several relatives who reside in this locality.
He passed away last Tuesday after several weeks illness and the funeral took place from the De Bolt home in Hamilton, O., Friday.
He will be remembered by our older residents and former friends who will regret to learn of his death.
Ill a Year - Miss Vinnie G. Smith passes away at the age of 61 years. - She was in one place as housekeeper for the past 28 years.
Miss Vinnie G. Smith a well-known resident of Union City died last night at 9:30 o'clock after an illness, covering a period of a year. A little more than a year ago, she sustained a paralysis stroke, from the effects of which she never recovered, although she received the best of care and attention.
Miss Vinnie Smith, was born near the old Number 10 school house, West of Union City, sixty-one years ago and was the daughter of Daniel Smith, a veteran of the Civil War, who passed away at the Soldiers Home in Marion, Ind., where he was buried with a soldiers honors.
Miss Smith, attended the Number 10 school, and later was employed in Detroit and Chicago. She returned to Union City and accepted a place as housekeeper with Charles Williamson, the well-known sign painter and daughter Mary at 611 West Chestnut street. Miss Smith occupied the position for twenty-eight years, during which time, she performed her duties faithfully and well, and she will be greatly missed by the friends, and relatives.
She is survived by one brother, Cap Smith, of Michigan; three half-brothers, James Elba, Ansonia, O., William Elbe, Union City, Ind., and George Elbe, Cleveland, O., and one sister, Mrs. Eva Pininski, who resides on Chestnut street.
The remains were taken to the Fraze Funeral Home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. (The funeral services were held at the Fraze Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in the City Cemetery.)
Fall Fatal - Phillip Kockersperger dies as the result of a broken hip - He passed away this morning at 9:25 at the Runkel home.
Phillip Kockersperger, a well known resident of Wayne township, died this morning at twenty-five minutes past nine o'clock, as the result of a fall three weeks ago. Mr. Kockersperger was walking across the dining room floor when one of his lower limbs suddenly gave way and he fell to the floor sustaining a fractured hip. This occurred at the Charles Kunkel home on West Division street just outside the corporation where Mr. Kockersperger was staying with his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Keagy, sister-in-law to Charles Kunkel.
Phillip Kockersperger was born in Alsace Loraine, France, and he came to this country in 1872. He was married to Miss Fidella Ben? of Salamonia, and they became the parents of six children, all living as follows: Mrs. Bertha Keagy, Mrs. Emma Yeager, Ft. Recovery; Mrs. Lillian Theurer, Salamonia; Miss Maude Kockersperger, Richmond, Indiana, Charles Kockersperger, of Eight Miles north of Union City, and Fred Kockersperger, of near Lightsville. There are twenty-one grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Also one brother Charles Kockersperger, of Salamonia.
Phillip Kockiersperger was a real Christian gentleman and a member of the Salamonia Lutheran church. He was honest and industrious and of cheerful disposition, and many friends will regret to learn of his death.
Mrs. Kockersperger died July 4, 1899.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home for preparation and after which it will be returned to the Kunkel home, where friends may call.
The funeral will take place from the Pleasant Hill church conducted by Rev. D. R. Hahn, of Ft. Recovery, O., and the tentative date for the funeral will be Sunday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
James M. Leahey, Jr. instantly killed when car skids and crashes - Alex Allie was driving and the accident happened Saturday morning. - Leahey sustained a fractured skull and Allie has crushed shoulder. - The two men were on there way to Elkhart for the Body Works.
Not since the tragic death of Dolph Rosenbush, who was Union City's first automobile casualty, has the city sustained a shock which followed the announcement Saturday morning that James Leahey, Jr. had been killed in an automobile accident near Bryant, Ind.
James Leahey, office employee, and Alex Allie, Purchasing agent for the Union City Body Co. left here Saturday on a business trip to Elkhart. When about two miles north of Bryant, Ind., while going at a good rate of speed, the car suddenly skidded on the wet paved road, when Mr. Allie lost control and the car a Ford V-8 coupe crashed with terrible force in the side ditch.
A passer by, whose name was not learned managed to get the door of the wrecked car open, when Allie crawled out but James Leahey was past all human aid. His skull was fractured and death must have been instantaneous.
The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home where it was prepared for burial and was then taken to the Leahey home 619 West Hickory street.
Alex Allie was brought to his home, 804 West Pearl street. He sustained a crushed left shoulder, and some minor cuts and bruises besides a badly shocked heart. He will have an X-ray examination this afternoon and until it is completed the extent of his injuries or whether or not there are any fractures will not be known.
James Martin Leahey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Leahey, Sr., of 722 North Howard street and he was born June 1904, in Darke county about two miles east of Union City. The family moved to this city when James was a lad and he attended St. Mary's schools.
After completing the grades there he attended the East Side high school and graduated with honors with the class of 1923. He then attended Purdue University for two years, after as clerk with the Wolf and Sons store. He was also employed with the airplane factory at Troy, O. For the past four years he was a valued employee in the office department of the Union City Body Factory. His employers speak very highly of him and needless to say they feel very badly over the young man's tragic death.
He was married July 29, 1929, to Miss Mary Adine Lyons, who with three children survives her husband. They are Jimmie Tom, age 3; Jerry, aged 18 months; and Joseph Patrick, 9 weeks old. Besides the above he is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Leahey, and two brothers, Edward of Rushville, Ind. and Francis Leahey at home.
James Leahey, Jr. was one of the finest, most highly thought of young men in the city. He was of a pleasant, cheerful disposition, and therefore always welcome in our social circles and among his companions he will be deeply mourned by the legion of friends and long remembered.
He was a Christian young man, a member of St. Mary's church and the K. of C. being a Past Grand Knight of the latter order. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, which will conduct a lodge of sorrow in his memory tonight. He was also a member of Ohio Reserve Officers Training Force.
The funeral will take place tomorrow Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father Michael Shea, of East Chicago. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.
Funeral - The obsequies for Mrs. Edward Olwine to be Friday - Mrs. Olwine died suddenly at her home near Jackson, O.
The funeral services for Mrs. Edward Olwine will be held Friday Oct. 16 at 2 p. m. from the Valley Church conducted by Rev. Beery of the Pleasant Hill, O. church. The burial will be in the pretty Abbottsville cemetery.
Mrs. Olwine had recovered from several weeks illness, when she suffered a sudden heart attack and she passed away Tuesday night at 15 minutes to 12 o'clock.
The departed was formerly Miss Katharine Wiedman and she was born near Brookville, O., she came here when a young woman and was married to Edward Olwine Sept. 12, 1895. She was a devout Christian woman and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Breymire of Jackson, O., and Mrs. Irene Rinehart of Eaton, O., one son Arthur Olwine and two grandchildren. Also four sisters, Mrs. Anna Roof of Franklin, O., Mrs. Mary Betts, of Bettsville, O., Mrs. Clara Troutman, Dayton, O., and Miss Amanda Wiedman of Trotwood, Ohio.
Died --- Sadie Warwick, age 55 years, died Oct. 14. Funeral from the Fraze Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. by Rev. Lewis Ludwick. Interment in Teagarden cemetery.
Passes Away - Charles Erwin dies at his home in Westfield, Indiana. - He learned the printing business in this city.
Word comes to this city of the death of Charles Erwin, 69, at his home in Westfield, Ind.
He formerly lived in this city and learned the printing business in the Times office under the direction of the late Geo. W. Patchell.
The deceased was a son of Rev. Joshua Erwin, at one time pastor of the M. E. Church in Westfield. He has been a resident of the town for nineteen years and during all of that time he was active in the affairs of the community. Several years ago he established the Community Press which did printing and also published a sail paper largely for the convenience of the merchants of the town.
Mr. Erwin is survived by the widow and the following children: Ralph Erwin, of Newedlton, La.; Clarence Erwin, of Roanoke, Ind.; Roger Erwin, of Westfield, and Mrs. Nellie Witzleben, of Cincinnati. A brother, Walter Erwin, resides at St. Petersburg, Fla. There also are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Times wishes to extend its sympathy to the family in their hour of bereavement, as we, like you, have lost a life long friend.
Rope Route - William Lally ends his life while he is partially demented. - He is discovered by Mrs. Lally who collapses from hock.
Mrs. William Lally, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Latz, was called on to go through a terrible ordeal this morning, when she discovered the dead body of her husband in the barn at the Lally home, which is the Ryan place about three miles west of Union City on route 28.
From what was learned it seems that Mr. and Mrs. Lally went out to look after the chores at the barn, and Mrs. Lally returned to prepare breakfast. When the meal was ready Mrs. Lally called her husband but he did not respond and when Mrs. Lally and her brother Nicholas Latz, who resides with his sister, went out to investigate they discovered William Lally's body suspending by a rope from a heavy pole. Mrs. Lally collapsed from the shock and the neighbors came in to assist the stricken people.
Dr. R. A. Voisinet was called, as was Coroner Lowell Painter and Sheriff Chas. Leavell of Winchester, Ind.
There was apparently no reason for the rash act and it is well known that Mr. Lally suffered demented periods.
Some years ago he suffered blood poisoning caused by an infected tooth and his attending physician Dr. Arthur Zeller, said it was doubtful if he would ever recover from the blood poisoning, which he evidently did not.
Wm. Lally was born on the old Lally homestead about four miles northeast of Union City, Oct. 22, 1884, and he would have arrived at his fifty-first birthday had he lived until the 22nd of this month. He attended the Bennett school and also St. Marys school.
He was married to Miss Elizabeth Latz Oct. 8, 1919.
Wm. Lally was a Christian gentleman and thoroughly honest. He was of a quiet disposition, going on the even tenor of his way and never speaking ill of anyone.
The coroner found in accordance with the above facts, and the body was taken to Fraze funeral home where it was prepared for burial and the Funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.
Known Here - Mrs. Michael Horrigan dies at her home in Dayton. - Had visited in Union City which was her husband's home.
Word has been received here from Dayton, O. of the death of Mrs. Michael Horrigan, 65, who passed away at her home in that city after only a very short illness early Monday morning.
Her husband Michael Horrigan, who preceded Mrs. Horrigan to the better world two years ago, was formerly a resident of this locality and resided on the farm west of the city near the old number ten school. A brother John Horrigan resides on a farm about three miles West of the city.
Mrs. Michael Horrigan had visited here on many occasions and was well known here.
She is survived by two sons, Francis and John Horrigan of Dayton, Ohio. Also four sisters and a sister-in-law Miss Mary Horrigan of Clifford Avenue.
The funeral services will take place Wednesday morning from the Holy Angel church in Dayton, O., and the remains will be brought to Union City for burial in the St. Mary's cemetery.
Called Home - Mrs. Clara Harless passes away after as short illness. - Had lived all her life in Union City.
Mrs. Clara Harless, 50, passed away last evening, following an operation Saturday for appendicitis.
She is survived by the following: her son Albert Harless of Union City, Ind., and the following brothers, Robert Longfellow, of Ansonia, O., Chas. Longfellow of Connersville, Ind., Geo. Longfellow of Union City and one sister, Mrs. Don Housman of this city and her mother, Mrs. Malinda Shoemaker.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Longfellow, and lived all her life in this city, and was a member of the U. B. church.
The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. Ludwick. Interment in the City cemetery.
Old Resident - Harry Landis formerly of this city passed away at his home in Richmond. - Was connected with the Old Union City Carriage Works years ago.
Harry Landis, former Union City resident, passed away at his home, 103 North Seventeenth street, Richmond, Ind., yesterday morning after two months illness. He was 78 years old.
Harry Landis was well known here, having made his residence in the old Schemmel property on Division street for several years. He was an expert painter connected with the Union City Carriage Works painting buggies. He also ran an auto paint shop for several years.
He had several relatives here among whom a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Jackson, who was at his bedside at the time of his death.
He was a member of the Whitewater Odd Fellows lodge and the Methodist Episcopal church.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Emma Landis; a son, Ralph; two grandsons, Warren and Beryl; a nephew, Virgil Landis, who resided with his uncle; three sisters, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the home in charge of Rev. F. H. Kennedy and Rev. C. B. Croxall. Burial in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 11 a. m. Friday.
Members of the Odd Fellows Lodge will conduct services in the home Friday at 7:30 p. m.
Called Home - Mrs. Sarah J. Lephart passes away this morning. - Had lived all her life in Darke County and a true Christian woman.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Lephart, 86, wife of William Lephart, passed away at her home, 2 miles east of Hillgrove, O., Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock after an illness of over six weeks.
She and her husband have been married over sixty years and have lived in Washington township, Darke County, O. all their lives. To this union were born one son, Clarence Lephart of Union City, R. R. , a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Teegarden of Union City, and she leaves two grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Slonaker and was born in Adams township, Darke County, and was a lifelong member of the Coletown Christian church, from where the funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, (E.S.T.) conducted by Rev. John Watson. Interment in the Greenville cemetery.
Ex-Union City Teacher Dies.
Mrs. Clarence Searle, former Miss Maude Bourquin of this city died in a Bronxville, N. Y. hospital Thursday night following an extended illness in which she had undergone two major operations. She is survived by her husband, a daughter and a son. She was a graduate of the East Side High School and was a teacher in the school for several years. She was also a soprano soloist of more than local reputation. She had not lived here since her marriage.
Train Kills Man.
Greenville -- George Smith, 63, of 448 Lexington Av., Columbus freight conductor for the Pennsylvania railway, died at 8:30 a. m. today in Greenville hospital of injuries sustained late Saturday night when he was run over by a train at the Greenville Union stockyards.
Smith fell from a freight car and the wheels passed over and crushed one ankle. He was taken to the hospital where the leg was amputated above the knee after infection developed Sunday.
The body has been removed to the Miller and Son funeral parlors here and will later be sent to Columbus for funeral services and burial.
[Miller Funeral Home Records has no entry for services provided this George Smith.]
Fell Out of Tree - Fall thought to be primary cause of death of Mrs. Uriah Dowler. - She was the mother of Mrs. Ed Livengood, wife of our money order clerk.
Mrs. Hattie Dowler [Dowlar], wife of Uriah Dowler died this morning at the Dowler home 925 West Oak street after an illness of several weeks. She had been bedfast the past seven or eight weeks but it is thought that the beginning of her illness was the result of a fall from a cherry tree four or five years ago. In that fall she suffered two broken ribs and she never fully recovered, but had been ailing ever since. She passed away Wednesday night at 7 o'clock at the Dowler home 926 West Oak street.
Mrs. Dowler was formerly Miss Hattie Wise, daughter of Henry and Hannah Wise and she was born Jan. 22, 1867, on the old Henry Wise farm 1 miles south of Bartonia and she attended school in the old Granger hall a short distance south of Bartonia.
In 1891 she was married to Uriah Dowler, who for a number of years was employed at the Pierce Elevator.
The young couple moved to a farm south of the Twin Bridges where they resided until about 20 years ago when they moved to Union City.
Mrs. Dowler was a fine example of our pioneer Christian women and she was a devout member of the Methodist church, being baptized in that faith when quite a small girl in the church at Bartonia.
She was the mother of Mrs. Edward Livengood, wife of the Money Order Clerk at the Union City post office. Besides the husband and daughter she is survived by one brother Ully Wise, of Spartanburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Mike Leahey, south of Farmland, Ind. and Mrs. J. B. Hart, 634 West Pearl street. Also one granddaughter Ada May Livengood.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where it will be returned to the Dowler home from where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Brother Dies - William B. Blottman passes away at his home in Greenville. - He was the brother of Fred Blottman formerly of this city.
Funeral services for William B. Blottman, 68, retired Greenville plumbing contractor, who died at the home of his son, John, in New York city, Tuesday afternoon, will be conducted from St. Mary's Catholic church, Greenville, at 9 a. m. Friday. The Rev. Father John Gnau will officiate. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.
Surviving relatives include one son, two daughters, three sisters, Anna, Irene and Mayme Blottman, all of Greenville, and three brothers, Ed Blottman, Greenville; Father Lawrence Blottman, of Fryberg, Ohio, and Fred Blottman, Indianapolis, Ind.
The Fred Blottman alluded to above was formerly a resident of this city and operated a pop factory on North Plum street. During his residence here Wm. B. Blottman visited him on many occasions and he was well known here.
Known Here - Charles Clark is found dead in his room near Cosmos, Ohio. - He was the brother of John Clark of the Harrison Company.
Wednesday afternoon when Wm. Oswalt entered the room of his uncle Charles Clark he discovered his lifeless body lying on the floor.
Mr. Clark had been ill the past year, and he was making his home with his nephew, on the old Clark home place situated one-half mile east of the Cosmos store, where he had resided the most of his life.
Charles Clark, age 71, was born in Greenville township, near New Madison, Ohio, and he was the son of William and Susanne Eyer Clark. His folks moved to what became known as the Clark homestead, when he was a small boy, and there he grew up to manhood. He attended the Jackson, O. school when it was still a district school, and as stated he lived in that locality all the rest of his life. He was a useful and well-liked member of the community, industrious and honest and many friends will regret to learn of his death.
He was the brother of John Clark, the well known travelling representative of the Harrison Co. of this city. Two other brothers, Ira and Web Clark of near Cosmos also survive, besides several nephews and nieces. One brother, Dan Clark, former trustee of Jackson township, O., and a sister, Mrs. Anna Oswalt, have preceded their brother in death.
The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral Home for preparation for burial, and will be returned to the residence Thursday evening. Funeral services will be conducted at the Valley church Saturday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) Rev. Ira Blocher officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lantz in charge of the singing. Interment in the Brethren Cemetery north of the city.
Allen P. Rice ends his life at his home on High Street. - Deed committed while in state of temporary mental aberration - His body was discovered by Mrs. Rice on her return from Dayton. - No cause known and Mr. Rice seemed in best of spirits during day.
Not in a long time has Union City been shaken by such a shock as that caused by news of the death of Allen P. Rice, which occurred as near as the time can be approximated at about 5 o'clock in the afternoon as his body was discovered at about 7:30 p. m. last evening.
The deed was done with a small 25-calibre Colt revolver which was placed in the roof of his mouth and discharged. Death must have been instantaneous. The body was lying in his den at the home, 501 N. High street with the head resting on a folded blanket.
The body was discovered by Mrs. Rice who returned from Dayton where she with Mrs. O. E. Johnston had spent the day shopping. When she left for her visit Mr. Rice seemed in the best of spirits and as she left the house he told her in his well known genial manner to be sure and get the hat and coat, which was partly the object of the trip to Dayton.
According to his usual custom, when dining out he took his dinner at the Dinner Bell restaurant, and in the afternoon his father-in-law J. A. Long of Portland, came over and spent part of the afternoon with his son-in-law.
There is no known motive for the deed, which undoubtedly was carried out while Mr. Rice was in a state of temporary mental aberration.
He left a note but it contained only instructions as to the disposal of the estate.
Officers Harry Hueber and James Ruby was called in and they in turn called Coroner Lowell Painter, of Winchester, who on investigation gave his verdict in accordance with the above facts.
Allen Phillip Rice was born Nov. 27, 1881 at Spencer, in Chatham Township, Ohio and he was the son of Daniel and Emma C. Rebman Rice. He attended the Chatham district school and later the Spencer High School, where he graduated with the class of 1899. He then attended Hillsdale College graduating with the class of 1904. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and later became a trustee of the college, a position he held up to the time of his death.
After his graduation from college he was located at Rockport, Ind., Springfield, Ill., and in Cuba.
He was married June 1, 1909, to Miss Mabel Long, daughter of J. A. Long, of Portland, the well known manufacturer, formerly of Union City. One child was born to this union, a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Bingman, who with the wife survives.
Allen P. Rice was a splendid citizen and a leading member of our social, business and civic circles.
He was possessed of a high order of natural intelligence and this coupled with his fine education made him an outstanding man in any community. He was of a pleasant genial personality and always met you with a friendly smile, and a word of encouragement. He was usually the life of any company he cared to join and his pleasant, jolly presence at the golf grounds as he battled in many a hard won golf contest will be long remembered.
He was a member of the Masonic Shriners, the Elks lodge Country Club. He was also a member of the Reformed church but during his stay in Union City he was affiliated with the Presbyterian church, and was a Past President of the Union City Rotary Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Rice came to Union City in 1920 since which time he had been a resident of this place.
Besides the above, he is survived by one brother, A. J. Rice of Spencer, O., and the father Daniel Rice, also of Spencer.
Mr. Rice was owner and president of the Imperial Electric Co., and also was owner and president of the Jalco Motor Company, of this city. Other interest included extensive manganese holdings in Cuba where he spent a part of each year. He held a directorship in the Union Trust Co., and an interest in an auto sales company in Celina, O. For a number of years Mr. Rice was associated with J. A. Long, in one of the largest produce concerns in the United States.
Here in Union City his friends were legion and he will long be remembered for his many qualities as a man, a citizen and a friend.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call up to twelve o'clock noon Saturday. The Elks Lodge will hold the lodge of sorrow at the home Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
The funeral which will be private will take place from the home Sunday at 1:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Despondent - Clarence Burket ends his earthly career - Hung himself in the haymow of the barn at his farm home.
Clarence Burkett 28, farmer, committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn at his farm, six miles south of here yesterday afternoon. His body was found in the haymow by his widow, Ruth, at 1 o'clock. He was despondent over ill health.
Surviving are the widow, Ruth Halladay Burkett; one son, Paul, 3; his mother, Mrs. Tina Hart Burkett; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Dawson, Mrs Dwight Carpenter, Miss Ruth Burkett, and four brotheres, Charles, William, Denver, and Forrest, all of this community.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Poplar Grove Church, of which he was an active member, with the Rev. Theodore Eley and the Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery north of here. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral parlor in Greenville, O., and will be returned to the family home this afternoon.
(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born May 30, 1908, the son of Frank Burkett and Tina Hart. He was buried in the Bricker cemetery north of Union City. It is possible that the name is Burket.)
Passes Away - Mrs. H. G. Murray dies at her home in New Pittsburg. - Had lived in that community all her life.
Mrs. H. G. Murray passed away at her residence in New Pittsburg at 4:00 a. m. after an extended illness.
She was a life-long member of the Church of God and leaves a husband, H. G. Murray, and brothers Victor Key of 306 South Howard Street this city and Jake Key of Los Angeles, Calif., and the following sisters, Mrs. George Robenstein of Ridgeville, Ind., and Mrs. Robert Scheidler of Logansport, Ind.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at New Pittsburg.
Shot Fatal - Albert Sholer passes away in this city after shooting self. - He is rushed to Union City hospital in attempt to save his life.
Albert Sholer, who resided on the Pleasant Hill road between Salamonia and Portland, committed suicide yesterday late in the afternoon by shooting himself with a twenty-two calibre rifle.
He stepped into a cupboard and closed the door, then leaning his head over he placed the gun muzzle over his ear and pulled the trigger.
When the cupboard door was opened he was still standing up, and as the door swung open he fell out on the floor.
Dr. H. H. Jones, of Salamonia, was called and Sholer was rushed from the Portland hospital to the Union City hospital in an attempt to save his life.
He was taken to the Dr. Reid X-Ray studio where the films showed the bullet lodged in the middle of his brain.
He was taken back to the hospital and death ensued this morning at fifteen minutes after three o'clock. No cause for the deed is known. He is survived by the wife.
Randolph Co. Native Succumbs in Muncie.
Muncie, Ind. -- William P. Gilmore, 69 years old, an insurance man, was found dead here yesterday apparently asphyxiated by carbon monoxide gas. Mr. Gilmore was a native of Randolph County and came to Muncie about 30 years ago. He was a member of the Muncie Board of Safety from 1922 to 1926.
Lived Here - Mrs. Henry Boucher, formerly Rosa Spring, dies at McCordsville. - She was the sister of Mrs. Lawrence Lyons and James Spring.
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Henry Boucher, at her farm home near McCordsville, Ind. She had been ill the past four or five weeks, and she passed away Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Boucher was formerly Miss Rosa Spring and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Spring, Sr. She was born seventy-four years ago, south of Richmond, Ind., and later her parents moved to the Spring farm, north of the Jackson, O., school where she spent her girlhood life and attended school. When she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Henry Boucher, who preceded her to the Land of Eternal Rest six years ago. Eight children were born to this union, five sons and three daughters, all living.
Mrs. Boucher was a devout Christian woman and a life-long member of the Catholic church. She was a faithful wife and good mother and she devoted her life to her family.
She was the sister of Mrs. Mary Lyons of Lawrence and Mary's Eats, and she was also a sister of James Spring of Jackson, O.
She left here for McCordsville over fifty years ago, and lived there the rest of her life. Friends here extend sympathy to the surviving relatives.
The funeral will take place from the St. Joseph's church, of Fortville, Ind., Saturday at 9 a. m.. Interment in the Fortville Cemetery.
Old Resident - Mrs. P. S. (Shad) Twigg passes away at her home in Richmond, Ind. - Her girlhood was spent in Union City with Tom Jones and wife.
Phillip Twig has returned from Richmond, Ind. where he attended the funeral of his aunt Mrs. Phillip Sheridan Twigg whose girlhood was spent in Union City. Death occurred at her home 125 S. Twentieth street Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Twigg was formerly Miss Josephine Negley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Megley, a sister of the Hon. Charles Nagley, a member of the Ohio state legislature from Dayton county. Miss Josephine Negley's parents died when she was quite young and she was brought up by Ex-Mayor and Mrs. Tom Jones of honored memory.
Josephine Negley was married to Phillip Sheridan Twigg, better known here as "Shad" Twigg, the first boy to throw a curve ball here in Union City. Two children were born to this union, Charles and Agnes, the latter the wife of Harry Lontz, the millionaire owner and head of the F. and M. Lawn Mower Co. the largest concern of its kind in the world. Mr. and Mrs. Twigg moved to Richmond from this city more than 30 years ago. Mrs. Twigg was 70 years of age.
The funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. from the Doan and Son Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. James L. Chestnut, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
The burial was in the Earlham Cemetery.
Peaceful End - George Burkett quietly passes away at his home on state line. - He had an established rug cleaning business on Market Street.
George Burkett, one of the best known caretakers in Eastern Indiana, passed quietly away at his home 301 South State Line street, Friday morning. He had just brought in a bucket of coal. On going over to the davenport he lay down for a rest. Mrs. Burkett came in shortly after and thought he was sleeping but soon discovered that it was the sleep of death. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for some time and it was a heart attack that caused his death. He had been up town during the day and seemed in good spirits.
George Burkett was the son of Henry and Jane Hulse Burkett and he was born June 6, 1868, at Wengerlawn, O. Later his folks moved to Wayne Township and George attended the old No. 2 district school.
He was married March 21, 1896, to Cora Ethel Coates of Harrisville. The young couple moved to Union City and Mr. Burkett lived here the most of the rest of his life. He became one of the best rug cleaners and furnace experts in Eastern Indiana and he had charge of a number of Union City's most important buildings.
H was a member of the Masonic Lodge, The Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Christian Church. He was of a genial, pleasant disposition and therefore had many friends who will sincerely mourn his death.
He is survived by the widow, one son Charles Fay Burkett and one daughter, Mrs. Fern Burkett Chenoweth, wife of Carl Chenoweth of the Backstay office force; two brothers, Lee Burkett of Dayton, Chas. Burkett of near this city and one sister, Mrs. Mary Stevens of Liberty, Ind. Also six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of Christ conducted by the Minister Ben Holroyd. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.
Found Dead - Joseph Royer dies suddenly at Columbus, O. - He was well known in this community and leaves many relatives.
Supt. Theo. Eley received word today of the death of his uncle, Joseph Royer, who was found dead in his hotel room in Columbus, O., where he was making his home.
He is well known in this community. His wife being dead several years and leaves a son Donald Eving, living in Chicago, Ill., besides the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Frank Sageberry of Hillgrove, O., Mrs. Clyde Brubaker of near Hillgrove, O., Mrs. Victor Keys of this city, Mrs. Lucy Boner of East Elm St., this city, Mrs. William A. Eley of near New Madison, O., the mother of Supt. Eley, Mrs. J. D. Fulkerth of West Manchester, O., and Mrs. Geo. Eley of near New Madison, O., and David Royer of Dulton, O.
The funeral will take place at Ft. Jefferson, O., Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock E.S.T.
Supt. Eley and wife will attend.
Far From Home - Miss Mary E. Moffett dies in McClellan, Tex. hospital Monday evening. - Her death a great shock here as her condition had not been alarming. - Left here Thursday Nov. 19 to visit an aunt at Donna, Texas.
A mantle of sorrow has descended over the city at the message which came to the brother and sisters last evening of the death of Miss Mary E. Moffett, for she was one of Union City's brightest and best loved girls. The news also came as a great shock for while she had been ailing somewhat when she left here on her visit to Texas, her condition was not considered alarming. She experienced an attack of illness about three weeks ago at which time she was away from her work and confined to her home for a week. But she apparently recovered from that attack and resumed her work in the Backstay Welt Co. office.
Thursday, Nov. 19 she bade her friends and fellow workers at the Backstay Co. a cheerful goodby and left for a vacation and visit with her aunt, Mrs. Charles Moffett and a cousin Mrs. Burden at Donna, Tex., near the Gulf. From a letter it was learned that she was not feeling well on her arrival in Texas, and Sunday a message was received here stating that her condition was serious and she had been taken to the hospital in McClellan, Tex.
Monday night came the sad message of her death which occurred at 6 o'clock Monday evening.
Mary Elizabeth Moffett was the daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth Norris Moffett and she was born Nov. 24, 1894 at Woodsfield, Ohio and she with her folks came to Union City when she was six years old. She attended the Union City West Side school graduating with high honors with the class of 1912. After graduation she attended the Ft. Wayne business college where she completed the course and accepted a position in La Grange, Ind. which she held for about five years, when she returned to Union City to accept a position with the Rowe Carriage Co., from where she went to the Union Loan and Trust Co. which position she held for some five years. From the bank she went to the Backstay Welt Co. office force, a position she held for 12 years, and she became one of the company's most valued employees.
She was not only capable and efficient, but her height and charming personality made her very popular and loved by all who knew her. Words cannot describe the sorrow and sadness that has settled over her fellow office employees of which she was until so recently a beloved member. She will be long remembered and mourned by aching hearts.
She was an earnest and faithful member of the Methodist church, a member of the choir, D. F. O. S. S. class and Home and Foreign Missionary Society.
She was also a member of the G. G. G. Society and was Secretary of the Delta Theta Tau sorority.
The blow falls especially hard on the family as this is the third death in the family circle within the last two years.
The mother Mrs. Mary Moffett was called last June and a daughter Mrs. Ethel Ginn, passed away a year ago, last May. The survivors include two sisters, Miss Cordella Moffett and Mrs. Charles Tritt and two brothers, Earl Moffett and Reed Moffett. Also the aunt Mrs. Charles Moffett, of Donna, Texas and several cousins.
The deepest sympathy goes out to this stricken family in their great sorrow and loss.
The remains will be brought to Union City and the funeral announcements will be made later. (The funeral services were conducted from the Moffett home on West Pearl street with Rev. Carl G. Adams officiating. Interment was in the Union City Cemetery.)
Ex-Auditor - Miss Anna Tooker Dies At Her Home in Winchester, Indiana.
Winchester, Ind. - Miss Anna Tooker, 71, former Randolph County auditor, died at 6:45 o'clock yesterday morning at her home on East North street, following a lingering illness. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nancy Reynard; two nephews, Lert Tooker of Clinton, Okla., and Harry C. Tooker of New York; five nieces, Mrs. Frank Fouse of Winchester, Mrs. Walter Korth of Chicago, and three nieces residing in Kansas. The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where it will remain. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Well Known - Mrs. Oyler who died Thursday mother of Mrs. Simon Fowler. - She had visited in Union City on many occasions.
Mrs. Ota Oyler, who died yesterday at the family home about tow miles southeast of Winchester, was well known in Union City, having visited here on many occasions.
She had been ill during the past year and she passed away yesterday Thursday morning at half-past seven o'clock.
Mrs. Oyler was formerly Miss Iva Pearl King and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus King and she was born in Randolph County, Oct. 23, 1874. She attended the district schools near Winchester and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Ota Oyler who survived her. She was the mother of Mrs. Simon Fowler, of 625 West Hickory street, and who with her husband was formerly in charge of the A. and P. store in this city.
Mrs. Oyler was a devout member of the Methodist church and during her years of health was very active in church work, always being ready and willing to do her full share of any good work that needed to be done.
During her visit here she made many friends who will regret to learn of her passing.
She is survived by the husband, the daughter Mrs. Simon Fowler and one son Orville Oyler of Bradford, O. Also one brother, Charles King, of Winchester.
The funeral will take place at 1:30 p. m. Saturday from the First Methodist church in Winchester conducted by Rev. A. P. Peters of Ft. Wayne, assisted by Rev. Thornburg. Interment in the Maxwell cemetery.
Found Dead - Mrs. Mae McClintock dies suddenly at her home. - Had lived practically all her life in this city.
Mrs. Mae McClintock, aged 65 years, passed away suddenly at her home on North Union St., last Friday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock, as the result of a heart attack.
She had been in good health for some time but had managed to do her daily tasks at a local department store, where she had been employed for years. She returned home at noon Friday and not feeling well had laid down on a couch, where she was found dead by her son John, who had called.
She left one son John and a daughter Agnes and two grandchildren, besides a host of friends to mourn her demise.
The funeral took place this morning from the St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. T. J. Hammes. Interment in the city cemetery.
Mother Dies - Mrs. W. G. Bishop, mother of Mrs. Joe Seibert, passes away. - She had visited in Union City on many occasions and was well known.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Seibert were called to Greenville yesterday by the death of Mrs. Seibert's mother, Mrs. W. G. Bishop who passed away after a very short illness Sunday about 1 p. m. Eastern Standard Time. at her home on the Ft. Jefferson pike about a mile from the Darke county fair grounds.
Mrs. Bishop complained of not feeling well and the doctor was called in Sunday morning but her case was not considered at all alarming. In fact when her son Robert took dinner in to her, and after partaking heartily she complimented the meal as an extra good dinner. A little later when the entered her room she had passed away. Mrs. Bishop was formerly Miss Pearl Holderman and she is survived by the husband, W. G. Bishop, and son Robert and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Seibert of this city. Also three grandchildren, Billie and Dick Seibert and Patsy Seibert.
The funeral will take place from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
(Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Dec. 30, 1872 in Greenville Twp., daughter of Jacob Holderman and Mary Baker. She was buried Dec. 16th in the Greenville Cemetery.)
Died --- Donald Thoba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Thoba, Saturday, Dec. 12, 1936 at the residence 846 West Hickory street; aged 3 days. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral home to the residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Called Home - Mrs. J. B. Koontz answers makers call early this morning. - She was one of Union City's best loved and respected women.
Deep sorrow settled over the city today when the word came up town announcing the death of Mrs. J. B. Koontz, wife of our oldest businessman, for she was one of Union City's most loved and respected women.
Mrs. Koontz sustained a stroke last Wednesday but before that she seemed in excellent health and spirits. The day before she with her granddaughter Peggy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Koontz, spent a delightful day with Mrs. Koontz's daughter Mrs. J. C. Parker, in Dayton and on her return she said she felt especially good. The next morning Wednesday, Dec. 9, about 10 a. m. she had the stroke. While of course everything was done that could be done she never recovered and she passed quietly and peacefully away this morning at 40 minutes to 1 o'clock.
Mrs. John B. Koontz was the daughter of Charles and Mary Walsh Cracknell and she was born at La Porte, Ind., July 14, 1867. She was formerly Miss Mary Cracknell and when she was a small girl her folks moved to Elkhart, Ind. where she attended school and grew up to young womanhood.
She was married Sept. 24, 1885 to John B. Koontz, the ceremony taking place in the Elkhart St. Marys church , the Rev. Father Knoll officiating.
On their return from their wedding trip the young couple came to Union City and began housekeeping at 408 North Plum street where Mrs. Koontz resided all the rest of her life. The celebration of their golden wedding was one of the outstanding social events of the year.
Four children were born to this union all living. They are Leo Koontz, Charles and Hugh Koontz, of this city and one daughter Mrs. Mary Adine Parker of Dayton, O.
Besides the above she is survived by six grandchildren, John Koontz, Jr., Jim, Joe, Peggy and Charles Koontz, Jr. and Jack Koontz. Also one brother Charles Cracknell of Elkhart, Ind. and four sisters Mrs. Frank Swinehart, Mrs. Charles Ludwig, of Elkhart, Mrs. Joe Butch of California, and Mrs. W. T. McMeans of Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. J. B. Koontz was a woman of a friendly pleasant disposition and all who knew her were her friends.
She was a sincere Christian woman and a life-long member of the Catholic Church. She was also an active and valued member of the Rosary Society and she spent her life in doing good.
She was always ready and willing to help others and in her quiet modest way she has meant much to the city of her adoption. She will be long remembered and sincerely mourned.
The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Marys Church with Solemn Requiem High Mass. The celebrant will be a nephew of the departed, the Rev. Father W. E. Cracknell, a professor in the St. Vintor College, Bourbonnais, Ill., near Chicago and he will be assisted by Rev. Father Theo. Hammes. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery north of Union City.
Train Kills Youth Driving On Tracks
Greenville, O. - James Cramer, 21 years old, living near Woodington in Brown township, died in Greenville hospital at 7:45 o'clock this morning from head injuries suffered at 2:00 o'clock today when his automobile was struck by a doubleheader Pennsylvania railroad freight train one-half mile east of the Chestnut street crossing.
The young man was driving on the right-of-way at the time of the accident. He is survived by his father, Lewis Cramer; two brothers and four sisters. The body was removed to the Fisher funeral home at Ansonia.
[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home records states that he was born May 29, 1915 at Frenchtown, OH, the son of Lewis Cramer(Gordon, OH) and Eulahlia Smith(Wayne Twp., Darke Co., OH). He was buried on Dec. 17th at Frenchtown Cemetery. He was single.]
Lived Here - Two people In Auto Wreck Near Selma Formerly Resided In Union City. - Miss Delphine Dickey Moved Away From Here When A Small Child.
Three persons were killed instantly and two injured critically in a head-on crash of two autos one and a half miles east of Selma on state road 32 shortly after last midnight. The dead are: Delphine Dickey, 17, of Parker - Max Grove, 17, of Parker - A man thought to be Joseph H. Hadden, about 40, of 119 West Sixteenth street, Anderson.
The injured: Virginia Scott, 16, of Parker - Raymond Wood, 21, Parker.
The four young people were riding in an eastbound auto and the man thought to be Hadden was driving west.
Roland Dickey, brother of Delphine Dickey, was driving an auto slightly in advance of the automobile in which his sister was riding.
He said Grove, who was at the wheel of the rear auto, attempted to pass him and collided head-on with the oncoming auto.
Delphine Dickey and Raymond Wood formerly lived here. Miss Dickey formerly lived east of Union City and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dickey.
She moved away from here with her folks when she was a small child. She was the granddaughter of Adam Livingston of this city.
Called Home - Mrs. Rose A. Hough passes away at Richmond, Indiana - She spent her early life in this city where burial will take place.
Mrs. Rose K. Hough, 59, passed away yesterday afternoon at the Reed Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after a short illness caused by heart trouble.
She was a trained nurse and had resided in Richmond, Ind., for a number of years.
She was born in West Liberty, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Marshall of this city.
She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Cochran, St. Louis, Mo., Elizabeth of this city, one brother Paul G. Marshall of this city, one nephew Marshall De Camp of this city and grand-nephew Donald De Camp of this city.
Funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Klute and Son Funeral home at Richmond, Ind., conducted by Rev. Frank A. Dressel
The remains will be taken to Muncie, Ind., to be cremated and will be buried in the family lot in the Union City cemetery Friday.
She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
At Rest - Mrs. P. J. Howard, mother of Miss Mary Howard passes away. - She had lived in the home on North street more than half century.
Mrs. P. J. Howard, one of our well-known Christian women, and the mother of Miss Mary Howard of the Commercial Bank and Trust Co., answered the call of her Maker last night after an illness which dated from last July. Her condition became serious about three weeks ago. Though everything possible was done for her she grew gradually weaker and weaker and she passed away Thursday night at forty-five minutes past nine o'clock.
Mrs. Patrick J. Howard, who was formerly Miss Mary Curry, was the daughter of James and Mary Curry, and she was born in Greenville, Ohio, March 9, 1856. She attended school and spent her girlhood in Greenville and she was married Oct. 7, 1879, to Patrick J. Howard, who was a well-known foreman on the railroad and who preceded Mrs. Howard to the land of eternal rest May 2, 1936. After her marriage Mrs. Howard came to Union City and moved into the home at 407 North street, where she resided all the rest of her life. When Mrs. Howard came there to live it was one of the very few houses in that whole neighborhood.
Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard three of whom are living. They are Raymond A. Howard of Chicago, Mrs. James Meeden of San Diego, Calif., and Miss Mary Howard at home. There are also four grandchildren. They are; Ted, Audrey Jane, Billie and Carol Jean, children of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Howard.
During her long life in Union City, Mrs. Howard became one of our best known and most honored Christian women. She was a life-long member of the Catholic church and her fine Christian character and many good deeds endeared her to a large circle of friends. She was also a charter member of the Rosary Society and during her years of health which will be sincerely mourned and long remembered as one of Union City's best pioneer women.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the home and the funeral will take place Monday at 9 o'clock in the morning at St. Mary's church conducted by Rev. Father Theo. Hammes. Burial in the St. Mary's cemetery.
Old Citizen - Samuel Brierly passes on after a long illness. - He had resided in Union City, Ohio for the past thirty years.
Samuel Brierly, a well known citizen of the East Side of our city died last night or rather this morning at half past three o'clock after a long illness covering a period of eighteen months.
Mr. Brierly was born in Robinson County, Kentucky, Feb. 24, 1870, and he was therefore sixty-six years of age at death. He attended school in Robinson, Ky., and he was married to Miss Lulu Houck in 1888 at Aberdeen.
He came to Union City some thirty years ago and was formerly in business in Union City. Later he worked at different occupations and was last employed with a metal company at Indianapolis which work he had to give up after ill health overtook him.
He is survived by the widow and the following children: Leonard Brierly of the down town billiard parlor, Omer Brierly, Mrs. Leslie Byrne of Union City, and Mrs. R. R. Shaw, Jr., Winimac, Ind.
There are also seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also one sister Mrs. Ada Norman of Indianapolis.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral homme from where it will be taken to the home of Omer Brierly, Division street and Central Ave. The funeral will be held from the Fraze funeral home, Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Died --- George Kennedy, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936, at St. Louis, Mo.; age 49 years. The remains arrived in Union City Saturday night and were taken to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church conducted by Father Theo. Hames. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. -- Fraze Funeral Service.
Father Dies - Robert Peebles received word of his father's death near Pittsburg. - He was eighty-four years old and well known in his day.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peebles left this morning to drive to Pennsylvania where they were called by the death of Mr. Peebles' father, Robert Peebles, Sr., who passed away Saturday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Kimberley, West Newton, a suburb of Pittsburg, Pa., with who he had been making his home. Mr. Peebles senior was 84 years of age and he had lived most of his life in Pittsburg.
In his day he was a well known electrical mehanician but for the past several years he had lived a retired life.
Besides the widow he is survived by the following children: Robert Peebles, Union City, Ind., Peter G. Peebles, Newark, N. J.
A. P. Peebles, Irwin, Pa., Mrs. W. A. Kimberley, West Newton, Pa. Also two grandchildren, Clarence A. Taylor, West Newton, Pa., and Mrs. Wade Boyd, Bonora, Pa. The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. Kimberley Tuesday at 2 p. m.
The many friends will regret to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peebles will leave Union City, shortly after Christmas and will move to Lebanon, Ind., where Mr. Beebles has accepted a position as chief engineer of the Hicks Body Co., workers of school buses, passenger buses and funeral jobs. During their residence in Union City they have made hosts of friends who will be sincerely sorry to see them leave here but will wish them the best of everything in their new home.
Laid to Rest - Double funeral of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lawrence held yesterday. - Conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick, music by Rev. and Mrs. Lantz.
There was an unusual service at the United Brethren church yesterday at 1 p. m. conducted for John F. Lawrence and his wife who died within a few hours of each other.
A single service was conducted for both and it was in charge of Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick, who preached the funeral sermon.
For his scripture reading he chose the first fifteen verses of the 14th chapter of Job, and as his text he took the first verse, "What is Your Life."
He paid a fine tribute to these two devout Christian people and one of his thoughts was "We stand on a peak between two extremities, and from which we came and on in which we are going, and the better we live today the more anxious we are to reach our destination."
The music was supplied by Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz with Mrs. Paul Bilger at the piano. They sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "We're Going Down the Valley," "Good Morning Up There."
The burial took place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Laura, O., the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence.
Funeral - Of Winchester auto victims will take place Tuesday. - Remains returned from Georgia to Winchester today.
Winchester, Ind. - The bodies of Dr. A. F. Huddleston and Enos R. Hiatt will arrive in Winchester at 12:30 o'clock this morning over the Pennsylvania railroad accompanied by Russell Hill of Orlando, Fla., nephew of Dr. Huddleston, and Deloe Hiatt, of Orlando, Fla., son of Mr. Hiatt.
Dr. Huddleston was killed and Mr. Hiatt was fatally injured in a head-on auto collision, Christmas Day near Forsyth, Ga.
Dr. Huddleston is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ina P. Oler of Dublin, and one son, Eric T. Huddleston, of Durham, N. H. Services for Dr. Huddleston will be held in the First Methodist Church here at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Fred Thornburg. Burial will be in the Dublin Cemetery.
Mr. Hiatt is survived by two sons, Deloe of Orlando, Fla., and Rhea of ?????. The funeral service will be held in the Friends Church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in charge of The Rev. Charles Hiatt, assisted by the Rev. Aaron Naper. Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery.
Brought Here - The remains of Jack Mills to be buried in Union City Cemetery. - He was a well known auto race driver and was fatally hurt in race.
The remains of Jack Mills , better known over a wide area, especially in automobile racing circles as Curley, arrived in Union City yesterday and were taken to the Morris funeral home.
On Aug. 19 last while in a race at New York, a front wheel on the Midget racing car, which he was driving buckled and he was thrown with great force.
He received internal injuries which eventually caused his death.
His folks resided here when he was a small child. When he arrived at young manhood he entered the auto racing game and drove for the Midget Racing Car people. He raced in the large cities of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky, in fact all over the country and he passed through Union City on many occasions.
He was the brother of Mrs. Harry Bushaw, residing on the Northlane farm east of Union City. Mrs. Noah Ross of Vine street and Mrs. Daisy Oswald of Van Wert, O., were also sisters.
The funeral took place this afternoon from the Morris funeral home on North Columbia street at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams of the Methodist Church.
Called Home - Mrs. Christian Richter answers call of her maker this morning. - She had resided in Union City for the past twenty years.
Mrs. Cora Richter, wife of Christian Richter, passed away this morning at fifteen minutes to eight o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Beam, east of Hillgrove. Mrs. Richter went to her daughter's home on Christmas day and became ill shortly after her arrival. She had not been well for some weeks previous. She grew gradually worse and the end came as stated.
Mrs. Richter was formerly Miss Cora Hart and she was the daughter of Levi and Mary E. Loy Hart, and she was born on the old home place on township line near Jackson, O., Jan. 20, 1867. She attended the Jackson township district school and she was married to Christian Richter May 3, 1885.
Three children were born to this union, Mrs. Joe Beam, of one mile east of Hillgrove, Mrs. Russell Grimm, of near the Jackson, O. school. Another daughter Opal died when she was five years old.
Mrs. Richter with her family moved to Union City and to the home on 328 North Walnut street, East Side, some twenty years ago, and Mrs. Richter resided there up to the time of her heath.
She was a fine Christian woman, and a good wife and mother, whose greatest interest in life was her family. She was a member of the Reformed church at Hillgrove.
Besides the husband and daughters she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Val Robinson, east of Hillgrove; O. P. Hart, Seattle, Wash.; Joe Hart, Ansonia; Oscar Hart, New Paris, O.; and W. A. Hart, of St. Louis, Mo.
There are also twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and the funeral will take place Wednesday from the church at Hillgrove conducted by Rev. Perry. Burial in the Snell Cemetery.
Old Citizen - Charles A. Hill passes away at his home at Goblesville, Indiana. - Was a former resident of this city for a number of years.
Word has come to this city of the death of Charles A. Hill, 82, at his home at Goblesville near Huntington, Ind.
He formerly lived at West Union and will be remembered as a former buggy salesman for both the Ross Carriage co. and the Union City Carriage Co. of this city.
He leaves a wife and three children Mars. James Poorman of Muncie, Bert of near Yorktown and Venrie of Olympia, Wash. Mr. Hill was a brother of George R. Hill, 84, of this city and Ben Hill, 86, of Washington, D. C. Funeral arrangements have not been announced but will appear in a later addition.