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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 1, 1937

Mother Dies - Mrs. Charity C. Cox passes away at home southwest of Union City. - She was the mother of Earnest R. Cox of the WPA work.

Mrs. Charity C. Cox, a well known pioneer woman of White River township and mother of Earnest R. Cox, in charge of WPA work here, passed away this morning at six o'clock at the family home six miles southwest of Union City, after an illness of several weeks. She had not been very strong since the death of her husband, George Cox, who passed away the 7th of last March.

Mrs. Cox was born June 29, 1859, in White River township, where she attended school. She was married to George W. Cox Nov. 15, 1878, and was the mother of the following children who survive her.

Earnest R. Cox, Union City; Roy C. Cox, R. R. 5; Ann E. Cox, at home; Leonard B. Cox, principal of a school in North Dakota; Evelyn B. Cox, teacher R. R. 5; Grace I. Cox, teacher R. R. 5.

There are also two sisters, one brother, and one half-sister namely; Mrs. Retta Wasson, Winchester; Mrs. Fannie Wasson, Rennselaer, Ind.; Frank Shockney, Winchester; and Mrs. Ethel Thornburg, Winchester.

Mrs. Cox, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Shockney, was a fine Christian woman and a devout member of the Friends church at Jericho. She was a faithful wife and a good mother and she will be sadly missed by many friends in this her home county in which she had lived all of her life.

The funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Jericho church, conducted by Rev. Mapier, of Winchester, and Rev. Earl Mills, of Modoc. Special music will be provided by Mrs. Overman and Mrs. Williams.

The pall bearers will be Chester Macy, Charles Hendrickson, Howard Pickett, Harry Cox, Ira Keys, Ora Robinson, Perry Hale and Samuel Welsh. Burial in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, April 5, 1937

Tragic Death - Enos J. Flory victim of mishap at his farm Friday evening. - Was administering to a sick horse which falls dead in stall killing him.

Enos J. Flory, 67 years old, well known Darke County farmer, who lives near Cosmos, was crushed to death late Friday afternoon in a stall in his barn where a horse died suddenly and fell upon him.

Flory had gone to the barn to give the ailing animal some medicine and to milk his cows.

When Flory failed to return to the house within a half hour Mrs. Flory went to the barn in search of him. In the stall she saw his feet protruding from under the carcass of the horse. Mrs. Flory summoned neighbors with a dinner bell and they extricated Flory's body.

A physician who was summoned said Flory had been instantly killed. Coroner Brumbaugh also ;made an investigation. Flory had resided in Darke County all his life and was a member of the Lisbon Church.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; his daughters, Mrs. Clayton Buckingham, Union City; Mrs. Alva Stooksberry, near Union City; Mrs. Walter Smith, Saratoga; and a brother Jacob.

The funeral took place from the Lisbon Christian Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, April 5, 1937

Called Home - Rev. C. H. Johnson passes away at his home in Everglades, Fla. - He was in charge of the local Presbyterian Church for 5 years.

Though this paper carried the information about the serious illness of Rev. H. C. Johnson, the news of his death which reached here through a telegram sent by Mrs. Joe Haselmire, nee Miss Anna Johnson, and which stated, "Dad died at 10:30 tonight", which was Friday night. He became ill with uremic poisoning, to which complications were added including pneumonia. It was only a wonderfully heart action that enabled him to hold the Grim Reaper at bay as long as he did.

Rev. Harris Clubb Johnson was born in October in 1867. His parents died when he was very young and an aunt gave him a home and after he had gone through his local school, he entered Hanover College, where he graduated. After graduation he entered the Presbyterian ministry. He accepted charge at Miles, S. D. , Rankin, Ill, Cutler and Whiteland, Ind., and he came to Union City from Franklin, Ind. He served the Union City First Presbyterian church faithfully and well for a period of five years.

He was an honored member of the Union City Ministerial Association and he will be long remembered for the splendid work in behalf of the Red Cross. As a minister he was a faithful worker and a forceful speaker. He was of a pleasant personality and made many friends who will sincerely mourn his death.

He is survived by the widow and five children as follows: Mrs. Joe Haselmire, Union City, Ind., Mars. Jerry Smythe, Newark, O., Mrs. Loren Chesbro, Wessington, S. D. and Franel and Miller Johnson of Cleveland, O. Also six grandchildren.

The announcement of the funeral arrangements have not reached here but according to Rev. Johnson's own request his body will be cremated and the cremation will take place at Orlando, Florida.

After the funeral, Mrs. Johnson, will return to Union City, with her daughter, Mrs. Joe Haselmire, the former Miss Anna Johnson. For the present Mrs. Johnson will reside with Mr. and Mrs. Haselmire at their home in Haysville..

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, April 6, 1937

Known Here - Mrs. Mary E. Cox, grandmother of ex-mayor Chenoweth passes away. - She was born at Jericho and had visited here many times.

Ex-Mayor Carl Chenoweth of the Backstay Welt Co., last night received word of the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. Cox, who had she lived until July 18 would have arrived at her ninetieth birthday.

Her death was caused by complications following an attack of flu and old age and she passed away at 9:45 Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Chenoweth, 226 East Washington street, Winchester, Ind.

Mrs. Mary Emily Cox was born in the Jericho church district about six miles southwest from Union City. She was born in that neighborhood July 18, 1847, and she lived there most of her life.

She was married when sixteen years old to Rev. Wm. Cox, a veteran of the civil war, who preceded her death in 1901. She became the mother of five children who survive as follows: Mrs. Levi Reed, Farker (?) City, Ind.; Mrs. Wm. Chenoweth, Winchester; Mrs. J. L. Chenoweth, Union City, Marry O. Cox, of Winchester, and Wm. L. Cox, of Hammond, Ind. There are also 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Cox was a life-long and devout member of the Jericho Friends church. She spent here long and useful life in doing good and the community in which she lived owes much to her council and help.

She visited her grandson Carl Chenoweth and family on a number of occasions and enjoyed the services of the United Brethren Church.

The body was removed to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home. The time of the funeral has not been announced as word is being awaited from a granddaughter Mrs. Esther Bradley of Redfield, S. D. (Mrs. Esther Bradley did arrive for the funeral and it was held Wednesday, April 7 at 1:30 p. m. at the Jericho church. The burial place was not stated.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, April 7, 1937

Kenneth Karns killed and Meeks badly hurt in wreck. - The young men were riding in Plymouth sedan car. - Some chickens in the road caused loss of car control. - Car plunged down steep bank and across creek.

Chickens in the road caused a terrible accident this morning about 9 o'clock on the South Jackson Pike, when a Plymouth Sedan car occupied by Kenneth Karns and Henry Meeks, the former driving, plunged off the road, down a steep embankment and across a small creek, where it landed in a wrecked heap. Both young men were caught in the piled up car, and Mrs. Howard Stump, Harvey Cash, Al Williamson and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Curly Welch were the first on the scene of the accident. Carlton Fraze and Forrest Timmons, in the Fraze ambulance were also summoned. Karns and Meeks were extricated from the wrecked car, placed in the ambulance and rushed to the Union City hospital. Both men were so badly crushed and bruised that it was stated that a diagnosis of their injuries would not be possible before seven or eight o'clock tonight. Both men were unconscious.

Kenneth Karns passed away at 10:45 a. m. and there are grave fears that Meek's injuries may also prove fatal.

Chief of Police Charles Tritt, in the police car with W. Kidd Noffinger rushed out to the scene of the wreck. Chief Tritt, found where some chickens had been hit by Karns and Meeks as they were driving north, coming from Bartonia. They went off the west side of the road where a small creek crosses under the bridge. The descent from the road to the creek bed is at least twenty feet.

Karns was underneath in the wreckage and Meeks was lying on top of him. Karns passed out without regaining consciousness, and Meeks was still unconscious as we go to press.

Kenneth Thomas Karns was born near Weavers Station, O., Dec. 24, 1914, and his folks moved to a farm about a half mile south of the palace where the accident occurred. He attended the Wayne school and graduated with the class of 1932. He was married Mar. 27, 1937, and the young wife of less than two weeks survives him. She was formerly Miss Arlene Brouse.

Kenneth T. Karns is the son of Frances Karns, who survives him. His mother was Ruby Ross Karns, who was burned to death as the result of a coal oil fire five or six years ago. The family seems to have had much ill fortune, a sister having been struck by a car, while she was getting out of a school bus, and breaking both her legs.

Besides the father Karns is survived by two sisters, Ailene and Betty May.

Karns was engaged in the Garage business in Bartonia and the car he was driving belonged to Ralph Byron, the Bartonia store keeper.

Henry Meeks was employed at the Winchester glass factory, and some two years ago he clerked at the Ray Freisner gents' furnishing store for about one year. His brother Harold Meeks is employed at the Schricker and Thornburg store.

The body of Kenneth Karns was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home and then returned to the residence of his father, Francis Karns on the Jackson Pike Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the South Salem church conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment at Fort Jefferson, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 8, 1937

Crushed - Was Greenville child when it runs in front of a truck. - Bobby Newbauer has head and chest crushed.

Greenville, O. -- Bobby Newbauer, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newbauer, 321 South Broadway, died in Greenville hospital yesterday shortly after he was struck by a large truck operated by William Shipley, Columbus.

The accident occurred in front of 330 South Broadway at 11:40 a. m. The boy suffered head and chest injuries. The truck is owned by the Dean and Barry Paint company of Columbus.

Besides the parents, the boy is survived by a brother, Ronald, 18 months old; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Newbauer and Mr. and Mrs. William Yount, all of near Gettysburg; a great grandmother, Mrs. Halleck Yount, also of near Gettysburg, and a great grandfather, D. M. Boyer, who lives near Bradford.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 8, 1937

Henry Meeks - Succumbs to the injuries received in the auto accident. - Passes out this morning at 1:45 without recovering consciousness.

The second victim of the automobile accident which occurred at the little bridge, just south of the South Salem road on the Jackson pike yesterday morning, was claimed early this morning when Henry Meeks passes away at forty-five minutes past one o'clock without recovering consciousness. No X-ray was possible bit it is known that the young man suffered a broken collar bone, some broken ribs and internal injuries, the latter probably being the direct cause of his death.

Henry Meeks was the son of George Meeks and Della McManama Meeks, and he was born in Montgomery County, Indiana. His parents moved to a farm a half-mile west of Arthur's Corners on the old state road to Winchester. Here he grew up and attended school. He graduated from the eighth grade of the Wilson school after which he attended the Wayne high school. He graduated from Wayne with the class of 1932. Shortly after his graduation he accepted a place as clerk in the Ray Friesner gent's furnishing good store, a position he held for a year. Later he entered the employment of the Winchester glass factory, a place which he held at the time of his death.

Besides the parents he is survived by five brothers and two sisters, as follows: Virgil Meeks, residing west of Arthur's Corners, Wallace, Harold and Kenneth Meeks at home, Mrs. Gladys Hagen, Arcanum, O., Wilbur Meeks of Winchester, Miss Helen Meeks at home. Harold Meeks is one of the efficient clerks at the Schricker and Thornburg grocery. Also one niece, Miss Lois Hagen of Arcanum, Ohio.

Henry Meeks was a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle lodge of Harrisville, and he was popular in a large circle of friends who extend sincere sympathy to the sorrow stricken family.

The wrecked car which is reduced to so much scrap iron, was brought in by the Hindsley Brothers and taken to the Nelson Hindsley garage on North Howard street.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times.

The body was returned to the residence 4 miles west of the city Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held in the local Church of Christ Saturday at 2. p. m., conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Interment in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 8, 1937

Died - Mary M. Fertig passed away at her residence near Winchester, Ind., Tuesday evening, April 6, 1937, after a brief illness. Mrs. Fertig who was formerly Mrs. Mary Moot, was formerly a well known Union City resident and resided here for many years. (One known survivor was a son Clarence Moot.) Funeral services will be held Friday forenoon at 10:30 from the Morris Funeral Home, 530 North Columbia street, in charge of Rev. Forbes Robertson of the Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, April 12, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Mary E. Buckingham dies at her daughter's home in Winchester, Ind. - Had lived practically all her life in Union City.

Mrs. Mary Etta Buckingham, 80, passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Vernon Robinson in Winchester, Ind., Friday afternoon, after a two weeks illness.

She had been a life long resident of Union City and a member of the local Christian Church and a true Christian woman, who was universally loved by all who knew her.

Surviving are three daughters, Henrietta Robinson, Winchester, Miss Alma Buckingham, of Union City, and Mrs. Flora Hughes of Lima, O.; one son, A. L. Buckingham, of Winchester, one brother, Dr. T. J. Lambert of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Olinger, of Tontagany, Ohio, and Mrs. L. T. Buckingham of Richmond; the following grandchildren, Miriam and Richard Robinson, Alma Louise, Cecil, and Harriett Wigmore, and Joan Buckingham.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Fraze Funeral Home, in charge of Rev. Ben Holroyd of the Christian Church. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, April 14, 1937

Long Illness - Mrs. John F. Kochersperger dies at home of brother Carl Abel. - She never fully recovered after a major operation in December.

Mrs. John Frederick Kochersperger passed away last night at 11:15 at the home of her brother Carl Abel who resides in the old home place on the road west of the Jackson pike and about two miles southwest of Union City.

Mrs. Kochersperger was an invalid for the last two years of her life, though she was able to be up and around a part of that time. She underwent a major operation at the Union City hospital Dec. 9, 1936, and she recovered sufficiently to be returned to her brother's home on Christmas Eve, 1936. She never fully recovered however. A few weeks ago her condition became serious and the end came as stated above.

Mrs. Kochersperger was formerly Miss Pauline Margaret Abel and she was the daughter of Daniel and Emma Theurer Abel. She was born on the old home place July 28, 1895. She attended the old historical number 4 school west of Haysville, and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to John P. Kochersperger, May 25, 1920. The newly married lived at Salamonia for a couple of years, and then moved to Dayton, where Mr. Kochersperger became an electrician. The husband died Jan. 17, 1928, and after several years Mrs. Kochersperger returned to her girlhood home and resided with her brother Carl Abel.

Mrs. Kochersperger was a fine example of Christian woman, and wife. She was a member of Hope Lutheran church in Dayton. She was a valued member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Missionary Society. She was very active in church work and was always ready to do her duty and more than her share in any good work that needed to be done. She had many friends who will miss her and sincerely mourn her death.

Mrs. Kochersperger was survived by three brothers namely Carl and Arend Abel and Ex-County Treasurer Henry Abel.

The funeral has been set for Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lutheran church in Union City, conducted by Rev. Lawrence Price of Home Lutheran church in Dayton, assisted by Rev. H. A. Barth of the local Lutheran church. Interment will be in the cemetery at Salamonia.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, April 16, 1937

Sister Dies - Mrs. Jessie Hastings passes away at her home in Michigan Center, Mich. - She was the sister of Ralph (Scat) Thomas who will attend funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Scat) Thomas and daughters Janet and Martha Nell, of Marysville, Kans., will arrive in Union City, Ind., this evening and they will be the guests of Scat's brother-in-law Fire Chief Lloyd Morgan and family, North State Line street. Mr. Thomas received a message yesterday morning bringing the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Jessie Thomas Hastings, 56, who died Thursday at her home in Michigan Center following a year's illness.

She was the daughter of Henry and Martha Thomas, who resided for a number of years on West Race street in Portland, Ind.

Mrs. Hastings visited here in Union City a number of times when her brother resided here. She is survived by the mother and four brothers, Ralph Thomas of Marysville, Kans., Ott Thomas of Minneapolis, Minn., Omar Thomas of Illinois, and Charles Thomas of St. Louis, Mo. She will be brought to the Baird funeral home in Portland, Friday and funeral services will be conducted Saturday. Burial in Green Park cemetery.

Ralph Thomas or "Scat" as he was known to his many friends, was formerly and for several years the efficient manager of the Electric Light Co. in this city, and he now holds a similar position in Marysville, Kansas.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, April 19, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Victoria Buckingham dies at her home in Richmond, Ind. - Was a former resident of Union City for a number of years.

Mrs. Victoria Buckingham, 76, formerly of this city and widow of the late Leonard Buckingham who was Chief of Police of Union City for a number of years, passed away at her home, 107 North Eighteenth street, in Richmond, Ind., last Friday as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered a week ago.

She was born in Union City, Ind. and was a life-long member of the Methodist church. She is survived by a son Frank, of Richmond, Ind., a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Maher of Versailles, O., a sister Mrs. John Olinger, Toledo, Ohio; a brother Dr. T. J. Lambert, Aurora, Ill. and a grandson.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of the deceased in Richmond, Ind. by Rev. C. B. Croxell. Interment took place in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, April 20, 1937

Follows Wife - Jacob L. Mangas passes away one year after death of Mrs. Mangas. - Mangas was struck by an auto some years ago.

Jacob L. Mangas, a well known farmer, died this morning a little after 3 o'clock at his home a half mile west of Haysville, after several years of illness, which dates from the time some three or four years ago when on one winter's blizzard, snowy morning he was hit by an automobile in front of his home. In that accident his arm was broken and he never fully recovered from the effects of that accident.

Jacob Levi Mangas was born on the old Mangas home place near Old Castle, Aug. 3, 1868, and he was the son of Casper and Nancy (Perry) Mangas. He grew up in the Castle district where he attended school, and July 3rd, 1903 he was married to Bertha Iola Dickey, who preceded about a year ago to the land where there will be no more parting.

After their marriage the couple lived on the old home place for some years and then moved to Rose Hill, O. Next they moved to Haysville, and some years ago they moved to their late home place west of Haysville.

"Jake" Mangas as he was known to his many friends was an honest and honored resident of his community and a devout member of the Christian church.

He is survived by three brothers James Mangas the well known carpenter and contractor of Union City, Charles Mangas, who resided with his brother and Fred Mangas of New Castle, Ind. Also one sister Mrs. Mary Byrom.

The body was taken to the Williamson and Son funeral home in Portland.

The funeral will take place from the New Lisbon church Thursday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 22, 1937

Poison Dose - Proves fatal to a Versailles, Ohio man. - Frederick Labig, 77, ends his earthly career.

Greenville, O. -- Despondent over ill health, Frederick Labig, 77, formerly of Versailles, ended his life yesterday by drinking poison in the home of his son, Elsworth, five miles southwest of there. His body was found in a bedroom. He had moved from Richmond, Ind. ??? days ago. He is survived by his son and a daughter in Richmond. The body was removed to Versailles.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Versailles M. E. church with the Rev. H. C. Calliflower officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 22, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Nellie Shull passes away at Muncie, Ind. - Was a former resident of Union City and well known here.

Muncie, Ind. -- Miss Nellie Shull, of 604 Riverside Avenue, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Sylvester's Home for Old People, 319 South Hutchinson Avenue, after an illness of four years. Miss Shull, who was born in Union City, spent the greater part of her life in Muncie.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ray Carpenter, of Muncie, Mrs. Fay Carpenter and Miss Nina Shull, of Detroit; a brother, Homer Shull, of Indianapolis, and a nephew, Richard Carpenter of Muncie.

Funeral plans last night were incomplete. The body was taken to the Meeks mortuary.

Miss Shull resided in this city when a little girl and her father Vincent Shull, an engineer on the Big 4 railroad was killed in a railroad accident at Sidney, O. Mrs. Vincent Shull died several years ago at her home in Muncie. The brother Homer Shull alluded to above, spent his boyhood years in Union City and carried papers for some years. He was known as "Bud" Shull, and while still a very young man, he joined the United States Army. He finally became an officer and is now retired on an officer's pay.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, April 26, 1937

Known Here - Dr. C. S. Wiseman dies at his home Union Mills, Ind. - He was the son-in-law of Mrs. R. H. Garver of this city.

Word has been received here of the death of Dr. C. S. Wiseman of Union Mills, Ind. Mrs. Wiseman is the daughter of Mrs. R. H. Garver and a sister of Floyd and Harlie Garver of this city. Dr. Wiseman had many acquaintances in this city having visited here on a number of occasions.

He died at the home in Union Mills Sunday morning of a complication of ailments. He had been in poor health for the past two years.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Garver made a hurried trip to Union Mills on Saturday upon hearing of his serious condition. The funeral will occur tomorrow.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, April 28, 1937

Wife Called - Mrs. Paul Geyer, wife of mail carrier passes away. - The end came at 10 o'clock this morning after a long illness.

The death of Mrs. Paul H. Geyer, which occurred at ten o'clock this morning was a shock to the many friends, as she was a prominent member of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Randolph County Rural Mail Carriers Association, in which latter organization she held the position of Secretary. A long illness preceded her death, covering a period of over eight months.

Mrs. Paul Harman Geyer, was born March 14, 1899 in Hamilton County, near Sheridan, Ind. She was formerly Miss Jessie Marie Jackson, and she was the daughter of Charles B. and Mary Elnora Cranfield Jackson. When she was a small girl, her folks moved to Muncie, Ind., where she attended school. When she was 14 her family moved to Clark County, Ind., where she completed her school education and she graduated from the New Washington school.

She was married to Paul Geyer, Sept. 27, 1920, a well known member of the rural mail carriers of the Union City, Ind. post office and he is in charge of rural route No. 4. Five children were born in this union, all of whom are living as follows: Mary Martha, Pauline Marie, Margaret Catherine, James Lester and Robert Lee.

She is survived by her mother Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, two brothers, Harry Jackson, Marysville, Ind., and Frank Jackson of Jeffersonville, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Zelma Waymire of near Muncie.

Her father Charles B. Jackson, a conductor of the interurban cars was killed in 1910 in an interurban car accident in Muncie. Mrs. Geyer was a fine Christian woman whose life was devoted to her family. She also will be sadly missed and sincerely mourned by many friends.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home from where it will be returned to the home 627 North Plum street and the funeral arrangements will be made later.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 29, 1937

Answers Call - Mrs. Carrie E. Rape passes away after four weeks illness. - She was the wife of the former mayor Charles L. Rape.

Mrs. Charles L. Rape wife of the former mayor and school board member of the East Side, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 10 minutes past 4 o'clock at the family home 122 North Division street. She became ill four weeks ago and two weeks ago her condition became serious. She grew gradually weaker and the end came as stated.

Mrs. Charles L. Rape was born near Eldorado, O. May 10, 1872 and her parents were George M. and Jane Pierce Ricker. She attended school at Eldorado and her first teacher was Prof. J. M. Bunger. About 1880 she with her family moved to Union City and she attended the East Side school.

She was married May 15, 1890 to Charles L. Rape and for the past 35 years, Mr. and Mrs. Rape have resided at 122 Division street.

Two children were born to the couple, Cecil M. Rape and Dorothy Wasson, wife of Gail Wasson of the Commercial Bank and Trust Co. There is also one grandchild Norman Rape. Charles Rape was elected mayor in 1912 and for several years she filled the position as first lady of the city.

Mr. Rape was also a member of the school board for a period of 24 years during which Mrs. Rape ably and pleasantly discharged the many duties that fell to the lot of the wife of a member of the school board. She was also a valued member of the United Brethren Church and for several years she had charge of a Sunday school class in the Pentecostal Assembly. She lived a busy and useful life and she meant much to the community of her adoption. Many friends will regret her going and she will be sincerely mourned. Besides the husband and family she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dora Byrne, Caroline street.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned from there to the home. The funeral will take place from the United Brethren Church Saturday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Wm. Underwood and Rev. Ludwick. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 29, 1937

Follows Son - Mrs. John Lahey passes away after a week's illness. - Her son William died Feb. 3 and her brother called away April 24.

Mrs. John Lahey, wife of one of our well known citizens passes away early this morning at the family home 709 North Columbia street. She became ill a week ago and while everything possible was done for her all proved of no avail and she passes away at half-past two o'clock.

Mrs. Lahey was formerly Miss Isabelle Holden and she was the daughter of John and Bridgett Holden. She was born Aug. 15, 1873 at Kenton, O. and when she was quite small she came to live with her grandmother O'Brian at Fletcher, O., where she attended school.

She was married June 23, 1897 and the young couple for the next three years lived on a farm near Fletcher. Then they moved to the William Lahey farm north of Arthurs Corners. In 1911 they moved to Piqua, O. where they resided for a year when they moved back to the Lahey farm near Arthurs Corners. They moved to Union City some 18 years ago and for the past 15 years they have resided at the home at 709 North Columbia street.

Mrs. Lahey is survived by three children, Albert Lahey, Norwood, O., Mrs. Martha Bernhardt, Piqua, O., and Miss Rosalyn Lahey, who is a student nurse in the St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis. There are also seven grandchildren. Death has levied a heavy toll on the Lahey family. A son Wm. Lahey passes away Feb. 3rd, 1937 and a brother of Mrs. Lahey, Michael Holden died only a short time ago. Besides that four daughters have preceded her to the celestial realms, Irene, Theresa, Helen and Mary.

Mrs. Lahey was a devout Christian woman, a faithful wife and a good mother who devoted her life to her family. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Church and was also an active member of the Rosary Society and she was always ready and willing to do her full share when called upon.

The sympathy of the community goes out to John Lahey and the bereaved family who have been called on to bear such a heavy burden of misfortune.

Besides the above Mrs. Lahey is survived by five brothers and one sister. They are Wm. Holden, Decliff, O., John Holden, Detroit, Mich., James Holden and Henry Holden, Piqua, O., and Joseph Holden of Four Acre, O. One sister Mrs. Pearl Gary, Piqua.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home from where it was returned to the home and the funeral will take place from St. Mary's Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Burial in the Catholic cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, April 29, 1937

Died - Jessie Marie Geyer, age 38 years, at her home, 627 North Plum street. Funeral services Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the home, 627 North Plum street, Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Interment in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, April 30, 1937

Work Ended - Cary Teegarden, 67, Backstay employee joins silent majority. - Ill eight months and trip to Chicago of no avail.

Cary C. Teegarden, 67, passed away at his home 729 West Hickory street this morning at half past ten o'clock, after an illness covering a period of eight months. He had recently made a trip to Chicago to consult a specialist but the trip was not helpful, and he arrive home last Saturday morning. His condition soon became serious and the end came at the time stated.

Cary Teegarden was born in Greenville, O., Jan. 26, 1869, and he came to Union City about nine years ago. Up to the time he became ill he was a valued employee of the Backstay Welt Co. He was a member of the Greenville Christian church and also was a member of the Modern Woodmen. He was honored and respected as a citizen and during his life here he made many friends who will regret to learn of his death.

He was married to Miss Ida Earhart, Nov. 17, 1894, who with the following children survive him: Mrs. Julia Puterbaugh, Dayton, O.; Paul Teegarden, Richmond, Ind.; James Teegarden, New Castle, Ind.; Mrs. Flora Smith, Lewisburg, O.; Mrs. Viola Fertig, Chicago; Hershel Teegarden, Dayton; Gerald Teegarden, Huntington, W. Va. Also the following brothers and sisters: John C. Teegarden, Indianapolis; H. A. Teegarden, Union City; Mrs. Viola B. Short, Chicago; James Teegarden, Portland, Ore.; J. L. Teegarden, Union City; Charles Teegarden, Woodington, O.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where the funeral will take place Sunday at 2 p. m. conducted by Bertha Wenger of the First Scientist Church of Christ, of Greenville, O. Interment in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, April 30, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Nancy Miller passes away this morning at home of daughter. - The funeral will take place Saturday at 4 p. m. from home.

Some six weeks ago Mrs. Nancy Miller of 830 West Pearl street went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Clark, four and one-half miles southeast of Lynn, Ind. for a visit. She had been ailing for some time, but her condition was not alarming until she suffered a heart attack and she passed away at 2 o'clock this Friday morning.

Mrs. Miller who was the daughter of Andrew and Sarah Combs Dixon was born in Wayne Township, Randolph county June 13, 1849. She attended the Wayne township school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to A. H. Miller who died April 7, 1920. Mrs. Miller lived practically all of her life in Wayne Township. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Corwin Clark, of near Lynn, one granddaughter Mrs. Pauline Black, and one great grandson Richard C. Black. Also three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Finch, Albany, Ind., Mrs. Sadie Hicks, and Mrs. John Wiseman of Union City.

She was a good Christian woman and a member of the South Salem Christian Church. She lived a long and useful life and will be sincerely mourned by the many to whom she had been helpful in life.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home form where it was returned to the late home of the deceased 830 West Pearl street, from where the funeral will occur, Sunday, May 2nd, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. A. Watson. Burial in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, April 30, 1937

Died --- Funeral services for Mrs. Louella Pratt, formerly of this city, was held this afternoon at Lisbon. Mrs. Pratt lived at Ft. Wayne when she passed away. Seven children survive. Mrs. Pratt, Lester, Roy, Mirian, Ethel, Cecil and Mabel.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 3, 1937

Lived Here - Mrs. Anna B. Rich passes away at home of her son. - She left Union City a little less than one year ago.

Mrs. Anna B. Rich, until a year ago one of our honored pioneer women, died Sunday at twenty-five minutes past two o'clock in the afternoon at the home of her son, Samuel J. Rich, Dunkirk, Ind., aged 80 years, 3 months and 16 days.

She had not been a well woman for a year or more, and her condition became serious a few weeks ago.

Mrs. Rich was formerly Miss Anna B. Denlinger, and she was married at Spartanburg, Ind., to Albert M. Rich who passed away May 8, 1932.

Mrs. Rich was the mother of three sons who with their families survive her. They are Earnest J. Rich, Dayton, O.; Jacob D. Rich, Hartford City, Ind.; and Samuel J. Rich, Dunkirk, Ind. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Lavina Parent, of Paulding, O.; two brothers, John B. Denlinger of near Union City and Ben F. Denlinger of Middletown, Ind.

Mrs. Rich was a fine Christian woman, and during her long life here she made many friends who will regret sincerely to hear of her death.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral home, where the funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.), conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Rupp. Interment will take place in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 4, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. George W. Mannix, Sr. passes away at Greenville, Ohio. - Funeral will take place Wednesday morning.

Greenville, O. -- Mrs. Margaret Eleanor Manix, widow of the late George W. Mannix, Sr., prominent Greenville township farmer, died very suddenly at 9:15 a. m. yesterday at her country home, three miles northeast of Greenville on the Celina road. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke.

Mrs. Mannix, who was a sister of Police Chief John Lynch, Greenville, was born and reared in this city. Her parents, the late Patrick and Honora Dwyer Lynch, were natives of Ireland.

She had attended St. Mary's Catholic church since childhood and was an active member of the church Altar's society.

She leaves two sons, John and Robert C. Mannix both of Greenville, who are associated in business as road contractors; three daughters Anna, Esther and Catherine Mannix, at home and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning with the Rev. Father John A. Gnau officiating at requiem high mass. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, May 6, 1937

Answers Call - Mrs. Lucy Harlan passes away at home of her son. - Was a true Christian woman and lived all her life in this community.

Mrs. Lucy A. Harlan passed away yesterday at 10:55 a. m. after an extended illness, at the home of her son Vestal, at 811 West Oak street.

She was never well since having the flu a year ago last fall, but was able to be up and going until twelve weeks ago. She had the flu again and developed into pneumonia. She seemingly recovered but complications developed and about ten days ago her condition became serious. She grew gradually weaker and the end came as stated.

Mrs. Harlan was past 86 years old and lived all of her life in and near Union City. She was a fine Christian woman having been a member of the South Salem Church of Christ for over 70 years, being baptized when fourteen years old..

Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman. She was born in Wayne Township, Randolph County, February 11, 1851. She received her schooling at the old No. 9 school south of Union City. She was married to John V. Harlan on January 27, 1872. To this union were born 10 children, four of them died in infancy, then a few years ago Ara, 1926, and Vida, 1934, passed on. Her husband died in 1915. The following children survive: Vestal at whose home she lived, Russel of Winchester, Rev. Roy C. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Omar of Billings, Montana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Church of Christ with the Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz in charge assisted by Rev. Harlan.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, May 6, 1937

Resided Here - James C. Redmond passes away at his home northwest of town. - He live on North Howard street for about one year.

James C. Redmond, one of the best known residents of Jay and Randolph Counties, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, May 5, a little after one o'clock. He had been in failing health for the past two years and for the past five weeks had been bedfast at his home, first house east of the old Teeter Corner, about 3 miles northwest of Union City.

James C. Redmond was the son of James and Marguerite Redmond, both of whom came from Ireland. James C. Was born Feb. 25, 1861, in Preble County, Ohio. When he was quite small his parents moved to a farm some twelve miles northwest of Union City near the Jay County line, and here the boy attended school and grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Anna Lennon, of Winchester, Ind. After his marriage he and Mrs. Redmond lived for some years near Ridgeville, Ind., and they moved to the present home about a year and a half ago. He is survived by Mrs. Redmond and the following brothers and sisters: P. H. Redmond, Montpelier, Ind.; Tom Redmond, St. Joe, Mo., John Redmond, Sterling, Colo.; Mrs. Richard Cummings, Ridgeville; Miss Margaret Redmond, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Jack Stack, of south of Union City.

Mr. Redmond was a fine Christian gentleman and a life-long member of the Catholic church. He was honest and four-square in all his dealings and many friends will mourn his passing.

He was at one time a resident of Union City when some thirteen years ago he with Mrs. Redmond resided in the Wickersham property on North Howard street, and during his stay here he made many friends.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the late home of the departed and the funeral will take place from St. Mary's church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father Theodore Hammes. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 10, 1937

Lived Here - Emanuel Conrad passes away at home in Redkey, Ind. - He was the brother of Jess and Wm. Conrad of this city.

Emanuel J. Conrad aged 84 died Saturday night at his home two miles out of Redkey, Ind., after several months illness. He was the brother of William and Jess Conrad of this city and he was the son of David Conrad and wife. He was born in Hocking county, O., April 24, 1853, and for 50 years he resided about eight miles northeast of Union City.

He moved to the home near Redkey last summer.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Margaret Phillipps Conrad and two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Roth of northeast of this city and Mrs. Minnie Vall of northwest of Ansonia.

Besides the above he is survived by one sister Mrs. Emma Armstrong of Chestnut Street. Also ten grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was a devout member of the Dunkard church and an upright Christian man.

The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) from the Dunkard church on the Wenrick Pike. Interment in the Teegarden cemetery. (The funeral arrangement were handled by Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, Ohio.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 10, 1937

Mrs. Ola Moore Dies

Word comes to this city of the death of Mrs. Ola Moore, widow of the late Frank Moore, who formerly lived south of this city, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Carrol Harris at Columbus, Ind., Sunday afternoon. She was a aunt of Lawrence Wigger and Mrs. Raymond Schricker of this city.

The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jericho Church, where interment will take place.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 11, 1937

Known Here - Mrs. Ollie Poling, 72, dies at home of son near Ansonia. - She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church.

Word reached here last evening of the death of Mrs. Ollie Poling, who passed away Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of her son Charles Poling near Ansonia, after several weeks illness. She was the half sister of Ward Creviston of this city.

Mrs. Poling was formerly Miss Olive Jane Creviston. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Creviston and her mother was an Arnold. Mrs. Ollie Creviston was born in the Brooks settlement northeast of Union City, Feb. 5, 1865, When she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Wm. Poling, who died many years ago. After his death Mrs. Poling went to Paulding, O., where she kept house for her father. After the latter's death twenty-eight years ago, she made her home with her children and as stated during her last illness and death she was at the home of her son Charles Poling.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Charles Poling, near Ansonia; Clyde Poling, Woodington, O.; Russel Poling, California, and Mrs. Harry Price, Logansport, Ind. One daughter, Miss Bessie Myrtle Poling passed away some 12 years ago.

Mrs. Poling was a life-long Methodist, and a valued member of the church. She was an active worker and was devoted to her family. The funeral will take place from the Methodist Church in Ansonia and interment will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 17, 1937

Long Illness - Charles Kopp passes away at his home at 5:30 p. m. Sunday. - He was born in Union City and resided here all his life.

Charles W. Kopp, a well known citizen of Union City, residing at 211 on North street, passed away, May 16, 1937, at half past two o'clock in the afternoon after an illness which covered a period of three years, when he sustained a stroke.

For the past year and a half he had been bedfast and his condition became critical last Wednesday, the end coming Sunday as stated.

Charles William Kopp was the son of Charles William and Gustine Hirsh Kopp, and he was born on North Walnut street, Indiana Side, Dec. 10, 1869. He lived in Union City all of his life and attended the East Side school.

When quite young he joined his father who was in business on the State Line. At the death of his father many years ago he took over the business and conducted it until some nineteen years ago, when he retired and since that time he lived a retired life.

He was married Dec. 10, 1897, to Miss Ada Parent, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Parent. Besides the widow he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lehman and Mrs. Al Hutton, both of Dayton, O.

He was a member of the Lutheran church and at one time was also a member of the K. G. E. Lodge. He was of a quiet pleasant disposition and was always ready to do his share, whenever needed. He made many friends who will regret to learn of his death.

The body was taken to the funeral home, and the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (C.S.T.), conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 17, 1937

Found Dead - Christian Richter dies at his home. - Was a prominent retired farmer. Funeral Tuesday.

Christian Richter, 75, retired farmer, was found dead in bed at his home 323 North Walnut street, East Side at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Relatives who had come to visit him found the body of Mr. Richter who had lived alone since the death of his wife last November. He was a member of the Hillgrove Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Beam and Mrs. Russell Grim, both of near this city; one brother, Ernest Richter, of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. O. P. Hart and Mrs. Amapaugh, both of this city and Mrs. Tene Bickel of Indianapolis.

One daughter Opel died at the age of a few years.

There are also 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Richter had been up town Saturday and he had not been ill. Sunday morning about 9:30 Forrest Richter a nephew and Tom Puderbaugh called on Mr. Richter to get him to come to a family reunion to be held at the home of his brother Ernest Richter on Hickory street. They found him in his bed as if asleep but he was cold in death.

He was born Sept. 21, 1861 east of Hillgrove, Ohio and was the son of Ernest and Christine Lipking Richter.

He was married May 3, 1895 to Miss Cora Hart, who died Dec. 28, 1936.

Mr. Richter spent the most of his life on the farm and on retiring 19 years ago he moved to Union City to the home 328 North Walnut street.

While a farmer by volition he took a very active part in civic affairs. He was road supervisor for many years, and a member of the Jackson township school board. He was also township trustee for three terms.

He has meant much to his community and he will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock (CST) Tuesday afternoon at the Hillgrove Church, the Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Snell Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 18, 1937

Old Citizen - V. D. (Dock) Boggs passed away this morning at half past five. - Ill one week and lived most of his life in Union City.

Volney Dorcy Boggs, better known to his friends and throughout the city and county as "Dock" Boggs, died this morning at half past five o'clock after only about one week's illness, at the residence of his son John W. Boggs, opposite the former West Division street ball diamond, where he made his home.

"Dock" Boggs was born in Piqua, Ohio, May 7, 1854, and he was therefore eighty-three years of age at the time of death. He was the son of Ezekiel and Eliza Meeker Boggs, who resided in Piqua until their son arrived almost at young manhood.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth Bothast, who died four years ago last November.

The following children survive: John W. Boggs, West Division street; Mrs. Henry Hozfaster, Dayton, O.; and Mrs. Wm. Bickel, Greenville, O. There are also ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Wm. Holzfastrer, Sr., of Greenville, O. There is also Mrs. Richard O'Dell, nee Miss Zella Boggs, now of Dayton, O., whom they took into their home and who became as a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dock Briggs.

Not long after arriving in Union City Dock Boggs secured a place in the Blacksmithing department of the old Union City Carriage works, where he was employed for a number of years. He also assisted Mr. Bickel as a brick mason. For the past eight or ten years he led a retired life. Dock Boggs was a good Christian gentleman, honest and industrious. He lived a good life and he will be missed by his folks and his friends.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m., C.S.T., conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, May 19, 1937

Proves Fatal - Mrs. Joe Coleman dies as a result of a fall last year. - She had lived in Union City the past two years.

Mrs. Joseph Coleman, of North State Line street, passed away this morning at 9 o'clock at the Greenville, Ohio, hospital after a prolonged illness and the result of a fall in which she sustained a fractured hip. She received the fracture in a fall in the living room of her home. She was taken to the Greenville hospital three or four weeks ago.

Mary A. Coleman, daughter and one of ten children born to Silas and Susanna Pearson was born near Greenville in Darke County, Ohio, on October 4, 1860. She was married to Joseph A. Coleman 50 years ago and if her life would have been spared to this coming October, they would have been given that privilege which few are privileged to experience, the Golden Wedding anniversary. She came to Union City with her family from Mt. Vernon, O., where her husband formerly was the owner of a glass factory. Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, Clyde Coleman, of Union City, and Forest Coleman, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Also one brother, William Pierson, of Versailles, O.

She was a member of the First United Brethren church and a devout Christian woman, and made many friends during her comparatively short residence in Union City, who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved husband and sons.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where the funeral will be held Saturday at 10 o'clock in the morning conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick of the United Brethren church.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, May 21, 1937

Illness Fatal - Rev. Thomas Casey passes away at Mercy Hospital in Gary, Ind. - He was the son of John A. Casey and was well known here.

The news of the death of Rev. Thomas Casey which reached here yesterday afternoon proved a great shock to this city where he was well known and loved for his fine Christian character and scholarly attainments.

Death followed an illness covering a period of six weeks during which time he was cared for at Mercy hospital.

Rev. Thomas Casey was about 34 years of age and he was the son of John A. Casey of this city. His father and his aunt Miss Mayme Casey, Miss Anna Casey and Mrs. Angeline Mackey received word of his serious illness some days ago, and they were called to his bedside. His mother died about seven years ago.

The Rev. Thomas Casey after his collegiate course was ordained to the priesthood here at St. Mary's church in Union City, June 15, 1935 and he also celebrated his first mass at St. Mary's church here. In July of the same year he received his first appointment that of assistant at the Holy Angels church in Gary, Ind., a position which he held with distinction up to the time of his death.

Rev Father Casey was a member of St. Mary's parish in this city and he studied for the priesthood at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati, O.

He was a young man of pleasant and winning personality and many friends here will sincerely mourn his untimely death, and they with the Times extend to the grief stricken father and aunts heartfelt sympathy in their great sorrow and irreparable loss.

The funeral will take place Monday at 10:30 a. m. from the Holy Angel's church in Gary conducted by Bishop John F. Noll and Rev. Thomas S. Jansen pastor of the parish.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, May 21, 1937

Accident - Sustained by Mrs. Sarah Mooney proves fatal. - Funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at Salamonia.

Mrs. Sarah M. E. Mooney, 70, passed away Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of her son in Salamonia, after an illness for the past five weeks caused when she fell and broke her hip.

She was the daughter of Thomas M. and Elizabeth (Poe) Richardson, and was born in Darke County, O. She was married to George Mooney, April 15, 1900, who passed away in 1916.

The survivors are: one son, Thos. R. Mooney of Salamonia, Ind., at whose home she died; one granddaughter Alice Mooney, three step-children, Clara, wife of David Caupp, near Union City, Ind., Anna, wife of Chas. Holzapfel, Union City, Ind., Edward Mooney, Cleveland, O. She leaves 14 step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Sylvester Richardson, Viola Richardson, of North Star, O., Madison Richardson, Yorkshire, O., Mrs. Albert Friend, New Weston, O., Lawrence Richardson, Lynn, Ind.

The body was taken to Williamson chapel for preparation and will be returned to the home in Salamonia today.

The funeral will take place from the M. E. Church at Salamonia, Saturday, May 22, at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. H. G. Perry. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery, south of Ft. Recovery, O. The casket will be opened at the grave.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 24, 1937

Two Killed at Grade Crossing - A terrible accident takes place this afternoon. - Basel Judy and wife are struck near the Higi crossing.

The railroad grade crossing took a horrible toll this afternoon on the Panhandle east of what is known as the Higi crossing about two miles north of Arthur Corners.

Mr. and Mrs. Basel Judy driving a Chevrolet car were driving south as they neared the crossing they were seen to stop, then start ahead again when a west-bound freight train struck the auto. The car was carried a distance of a mile to the next crossing west where the train was stopped. The woman was carried in the auto on the pilot of the engine. Mr. Aukerman who lives near says she was dead when he reached the car, her neck having been broken besides other injuries.

The man was knocked from the auto by the impact.

The Fraze ambulance was called and the body of the woman was taken to the Fraze Funeral home.

The man was taken to the Union City hospital. Among other injuries he had a fractured skull and he died at 15 minutes to 3 o'clock.

Mrs. Judy was formerly Miss Zelma Spencer of St. Paris, O., according to a circular found with that address written thereon.

Chief Charles Tritt was among the first to arrive on the scene of the accident and it was largely through his efforts that the identification was made. Coroner Newell Painter and Sheriff Kora Davis were also called in on the case.

The car which was a used Chevrolet coach bought in this city a few weeks ago was reduced to a shapeless mass.

The bodies will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Forest Judy near Saratoga Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held in the Saratoga U. B. Church Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. C.S.T., conducted by Rev. H. Stauffer and Rev. Woods. Interment in the Saratoga Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 24, 1937

Orla Green - Formerly one of this city's best know residents dies at Indianapolis. - Was a graduate of West Side School and lived here much of his life.

The announcement which reached here yesterday of the death of Orla E. Green, was a great shock to Union City as he was formerly one of Union City's best known and most highly thought of citizens. He passed away Saturday at his home, 2225 Broadway in Indianapolis, after a short illness. He was a frequent visitor to this his old home town, and he was here shaking hands with his many old friends the first of last week. He seemed to be in good health and spirits and greeted everybody in his usual jovial and pleasant manner. He was the son of J. Hart and Lerena Green. The family moved to Union City from Hollansburg where we believe the son was born.

His father died some forty years ago, but his mother who was affectionately known to the neighborhood as Lou, passed away last March. J. Hart Green was at one time a stone mason and during the last part of his life he was a car inspector for the Big 4 railroad.

Orla E. Green was born sixty-nine years ago and he attended the Union City West Side high school graduating with the class of fifty years ago. After his graduation from high school, he studied law and later he was appointed as express agent for Union City. Later he embarked in the insurance business in which he gained great distinction.

He secured a place with the Providence Washington Insurance Co. and he left Union City some thirty years ago to enter the Indianapolis office. He was made state agent for the company a position he held up to the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Mantie M. Weesner, and two sons were born to this union, one of whom, Hugh Green, resides in Los Angeles, Calif. Another son died in childhood.

While a resident in Union City he was very active in civic affairs. He was also active in church work and he was a member of the Second Presbyterian church in Indianapolis. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Murat Shrine.

The Masonic Lodge will conduct their services at the graveside. Interment will take place in the Union City cemetery after funeral services in Indianapolis.

The complete funeral arrangements have not been received here but the burial will take place in the Union City cemetery Wednesday at 2 p. m.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 24, 1937

George S. Fisher, 71, dies near Union City.

George Samuel Fisher, 71, farmer, died Saturday morning at his home four miles east of here on the Elroy road. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had resided in this community for 20 years. He was born May 5, 1866 at Monterey, Va. the son of James and Louisa J. Snyder Fisher. On March 15, 1891 he married Nettie Calhoun of Pendelton county, W. Va. Surviving are the widow, Nettie Calhoun Fisher; two daughters, Mrs. Luella L. Gunn, Townsville, Pa., and Mrs. Anna B. Besecker, of near Jaysville, O.; three sons, Harry C., of Laura, Ohio; Charles H., of Columbus, O., and Harley J., at home. There are six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Waterhouse Church at 2 o'clock (E.S.T.) Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. J. F. Royer officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden Cemetery. The Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, Ohio, handled the arrangements.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, May 24, 193

Died --- Patricia Ann Austerman the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Austerman, passed away early Saturday morning at her home as a result of pneumonia. The funeral took place this afternoon from the U. B. Church conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Interment in the city cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1937

Old Settler - Michael Henry Kaucher dies suddenly at his home south of Hillgrove. - He was working in his field when he collapsed and fell.

Michael Henry Kaucher, who was among the first white children to be born in the Western part of Darke County, O., where he first saw the light of day when that part of the land was a wilderness of heavy timber, passed away very suddenly Monday afternoon. He had not been ill and he with his wife were out working in the field when she turned around and saw him lying on the ground. When she arrived at his side life had fled. The county coroner L. M. Brumbaugh arrived and his verdict was that death was caused by a heart attack, and he died about four o'clock in the afternoon.

Michael Henry Kaucher, or "Mike" as he was generally known was the son of Joseph and Lucinda Blizzard Kaucher and he was born Oct. 28, 1866. He lived in the old home place until he was a young man and he attended old Number 9 school.

He was married to Miss Minnie Neff in Aug. 1891 near Coletown, O.

Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers of near Palestine, Ohio, and one son Orville Kaucher, Coletown, O. Also three sisters, Mrs. Susan Servay, Union City, R. R., Mrs. Catharine Arnold, Hart, Mich., and Mrs. Emma Arnold, Greenville, Ohio, one brother, John Kaucher, of the old home place.

"Mike" Kaucher was one of the upright, honest, sturdy farmers who did so much toward the development of this country and he will be sincerely mourned.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home and the funeral will take place from the Miller church Thursday at 10 a. m. C.S.T. conducted by Brother Soler. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1937

Teacher Dies - Mrs. Wm. Freidline passes away after an illness of several years. - She was born in Kansas, came to Hillgrove when a child.

After an illness covering a period of more than five years Mrs. Wm. Freidline passed away Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Mrs. Freidline was born at Elk Falls, Kansas Jan. 26, 1876.

She was formerly Miss Clara E. Heckerman and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heckerman. Her mother died when she was two years old, at which time she and her two older brothers, Guy and Hal came to Hillgrove, O. to make their home with Thomas Teal. Here she attended school and after her graduation and a teacher's course, she became a school teacher. Her first school was the old Bickel School on the Springhill road. Her next school was the Parent School and from there she went to Greenville to become a teacher in the Greenville school, a position she held for several years. She was married to Wm. Freidline in August 1918 and moved to a house near the Parent school, on the Wenrick Pike where she again became a teacher. After teaching one term she retired as a teacher for six years, then took up teaching again securing a position in the East Side school. However after a time she was forced to resign her position owing to failing health. She never recovered and she passed away as stated above. She was a fine Christian woman and she accomplished a good work which will mean much to the communities in which she lived and wrought.

Besides the husband she is survived by the two brothers, Guy Heckerman of Marion, O. and Hal Heckerman of Ansonia, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home from where the funeral will take place Thursday at 2:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams.

The burial will take place in the Greenville, O. cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1937

Dies in Piqua - Mrs. Hershall V. Johnson formerly resided in Darke County. - The funeral will take place at Rose Hill, O. Wednesday.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Herschel V. Johnson who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Hazel Riggleman in Piqua, O. Monday at 10 minutes after 12 o'clock noon.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Ephram P. and Frances F. Van Vickle and she was born in Darke county, O. March 28, 1892.

She is survived by the following children: B. P. Johnson, Cadillac, Mich.; Basil, Charles and Censter Johnson, Rose Hill, O.; Robert of North Star and Mars Hazel Riggleman of Piqua, O. Twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren. also one sister Rachel Elizabeth Kiser.

The funeral will be held from the Rose Hill U. B. Church Wednesday at 2 p. m. Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick will preach the funeral sermon and pastor Paul Frees will direct the service.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1937

Lived Here - Mrs. Edward Koontz passes away at her home in Ashville, N. C. - She was formerly prominent in Union City social circles.

Word was received here yesterday by the relatives from Ashville, North Carolina, of the death in that city of Mrs. Edward Koontz. She underwent an operation and this was followed by a stroke, and she passed away Tuesday at noon.

Mrs. Edward Koontz was formerly Miss Bessie Jordan and she was born Dec. 24, 1882 at Springfield, O. Toward the close of the century she came to Union City to take a place as bookkeeper and stenographer in the office of the Union City Carriage Co., a position which she held for several years.

She was married Sept. 25, 1901, to Edward Koontz, and for the following seven years they resided at 326 North Howard street, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koontz. Here one son Ned Koontz was born to them. About this time they built the beautiful new home at the corner of Plum and Oak streets, opposite the Methodist church, now occupied by George Schricker and family. Here they resided until after the death of the husband Edward Koontz, May 9, 1915.

Later on Mrs. Koont and her son moved to Ashville, N. C., which became their permanent home.

Mrs. Koontz was very prominent in Union City's church and social circles. Her social functions were outstanding and are still remembered with pleasure by our older social set. She was a member of the Ticknor club and an associate member of the Cecilian club. She was also a member of St. Mary's church. She was a woman of fine attainments and pleasant personality, and she was loved and respected by a large circle of friends who will long remember her and sincerely mourn her death.

The survivors are one son, Ned Koontz, of Ashville, N. C., two sisters and one brother of Springfield, Ohio.

The body will be brought to Union City, and will arrive at 12:45 Friday at the Fraze Funeral Home, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Saturday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's church conducted by Rev. Father Theodore J. Hammes. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery. (A small Fraze insert in a later paper indicated that her name was Kent at the time of death and that she was 59 years old.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1937

Passes Away - Isaac J. Weyrick passes away this morning. - Had lived practically all his life in Wayne Township.

Isaac Jacob Weyrick, 59, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., where he was taken three weeks ago for kidney trouble, from which he suffered.

The remains were brought to this city to the Brooks Funeral Home this morning, where they are being prepared for burial.

He was the son of Jacob and Ruth Weyrick, and had lived on his farm north of this city near the Abel Filling Station for the past 30 years.

He leaves a wife, a sister, Mrs. Mary Temle of Saratoga, Ind., a daughter, Dorothy, and a son Earl, who live at home

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, May 28, 1937

Called Home - Rebecca Gwin, sister of Dave Wall dies in Indianapolis. - She formerly lived near Pittsburg and often visited here.

Rebecca Gwin, ninety-two years old, formerly a resident of near New Pittsburgh, this county, passed away Wednesday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Myers, 2200 Central Avenue, Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the Walls and Boyer funeral home, Geneva, Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of the grandson, Harold Fields, at Geneva. Rev. Fawns, pastor of the M. E. church, will officiate. Burial in Riverside cemetery east of Geneva.

Four children survive, they being Mrs. Bessie Starr of Jersey City, N. J., Mrs. Charles Fields of Geneva, Mrs. Lottie Myers of Indianapolis and Earl Tharp of Iola, Kans.

Mrs. Gwin was well known in this city where she had visited many times, and she was the sister of David Wall of honored memory who for years was connected with the Union City Waterworks. Mrs. Gwin's husband died many years ago.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 1, 1937

A Good Man - Samuel S. Baker passes away at his farm home. - Had lived his entire life in this community.

Samuel S. Baker, 73 years old, died suddenly from a heart attack at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night at his home three miles southwest of this city. He had attended the funeral service for his neighbor, I. J. Weyrick, on Saturday afternoon at the Christian Church. He had spent his entire life in the community, and was a well known and successful farmer. He is survived by his wife, Cora; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Stidham of Bartonia, Ind., Mrs. Nettie Stidham of Ridgeville, Ind., Mrs Anna Burk of west of Union City, Mrs. Maud Gullett of south of Union City; also five brothers, Harvey, in the South, Jonathan of Saratoga, Ind., Roll, Perry, and Jesse of west of Union City.

Funeral services will be held in the Church of Christ here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John A. Watson and Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Interment will be in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1937

Died --- Wm. Hatfield, Monday May 31, 1937; aged 68 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence 308 N. Sycamore street Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held in the U. B. Church Wednesday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Louis Ludwick. Interment in the White River Cemetery near Winchester.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, June 3, 1937

Joins Husband - Mrs. Charles S. Hulse passes away last evening at 6:30. - She was the mother of Thomas Hulse of the Commercial Bank.

Wednesday evening occurred the death of Mrs. Lydia Belle Hulse widow of Charles S. Hulse well known Big 4 telegraph operator and mother of Thomas Hulse of the Commercial Bank and Trust Co. Mrs. Hulse had not been well for some time and she became seriously ill two weeks ago and last evening, Wednesday, at half-past 6 o'clock she passed quietly and peacefully away.

Mrs. Hulse was formerly Miss Lydia Belle Thompson and she was the daughter of James and Mary Thompson. She was born at Van Wert, O., Dec. 16, 1868. Here she grew up and attended school. After graduating from the Van Wert high school she with her folks moved to Ansonia, O. She was married Jan 10, 1888, at Ansonia to Charles Hulse, the officiating minister being the Rev. J. A. Williams.

The young couple moved to Versailles, O., where the husband had a position as a Big 4 telegraph operator.

From Versailles Mr. Hulse was transferred to Union City and Mr. and Mrs. Hulse moved here some 40 years ago. The husband died Oct. 28, 1929. He was a prominent member of the K. of P., the Masonic lodge and the Eastern Star, besides being one of the best known telegraph operators of this division.

The children surviving: Mrs. Ethel Snodgrass and Wade Hulse, of Los Angeles, Calif., Garrett Hulse, of Trona, Calif., and Thomas Hulse, of Union City. There are also three grandchildren. Also two sisters and one brother, namely: Albright , and Mrs. Lottie Mann of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Charles Thompson of Mansfield, O.

Mrs. Hulse was a fine example of Christian womanhood and motherhood. She was also active in social and lodge work. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, in which capacity she served with distinction. She was also a member of the Loyal M. J. club which was formed by members of the old Pythian Sisters lodge. She was a devout and valued member of the First Christian Church and when her health permitted an active member of the Ladies aid society.

Mrs. Hulse lived a good and useful life and many friend will lovingly remember her and mourn her passing.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home from where it will be returned to the home at 226 East Main Street, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the first Christian Church conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, June 3, 1937

Death of Former Union City Resident

Mrs. Frank Branham received word yesterday that E. C. Thompson who formerly lived here had died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Ashland, Oregon. Mr. Thompson will be remembered by Union City people as the husband of Susan Gregory, a sister of Mrs. Branham. They had one son, Major F. L. Thompson now stationed at the Presidio, Monteray, Calif. Mr. Thompson's body was taken to Berkley, Calif. for burial beside his wife in the beautiful Mausoleum there.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, June 4, 1937

Here Sunday - Carl Sauls is killed in a fall from a girder Wednesday. - The family formerly resided here on West Oak street.

Word has reached here of the death of Carl Sauls, a former citizen of Union City, Ind., who fell a distance of between twenty and thirty feet from an iron rafter at the Inland Plant in Dayton. Sauls was working on the girder Wednesday afternoon when he slipped and fell, dying shortly afterward.

Carl Sauls was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sauls, the latter being his stepmother. His own mother died here several years ago while the family was residing on West Oak St.

Carl attended the West Side school and when the family moved to their present home in Middletown, O., he left many friends here who will regret to learn of his untimely death. He is survived by the wife and one son.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sauls were here last Sunday for a visit.

The body was taken from the funeral home to the home of Mrs. Carl Sauls' father, Mr. Delk, in Arcanum where the funeral was held this afternoon. The burial took place in the Union City cemetery by the side of the young man's mother.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 7, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. James D. Hart passes away at the age of 69. - She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Mrs. James D. Hart, passed away at 5 p. m. Sunday, June 6 at her home west of Union City after several weeks illness.

Mrs. Hart was born west of Crete, Ind., and she was the daughter of Thomas and Katharine McGarry Ryan. She attended the district school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to James D. Hart, a well known farmer of this community.

Mrs. Hart was a devout member of the Catholic church, and took an active part in church work. Besides the husband she is survived by one sister Miss Elizabeth Ryan. She was also the sister of Mrs. Barney McGill, wife of one of our former business men of honored memory.

The funeral will take place Wednesday at 9 o'clock in the morning from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Theo. Hammes. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, June 8, 1937

Joins Husband - Mrs. Catharine Flory, widow of Enoch Flory, passed away this morning at half past eight o'clock at the home of her son Frank Flory near Ithaca, O., after an illness of some weeks.

Mrs. Flory was born in Darke County, O., eighty-two years ago. She attended the Darke County schools and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Enoch Flory who died many years ago.

Three sons were born to this union all of whom are living. They are Frank, William and Dan Flory.

Mrs. Flory was a fine example of the Christian mother who lived and wrought for her family. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren and was always willing to do her share of any good work that needed to be done.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home, from where it will be returned to the home of the son Frank Flory, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be found elsewhere.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, June 8, 1937

Obituary -- Mrs. Dora Etta (Fry) Armold, 69, a resident of Galion for 37 years, died at her home, 328 Fairview avenue, Sunday May 30th, at 12:10 o'clock after an illness of four months, with arterio sclerosis. She had been bedfast for two weeks. Funeral services were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. R. Elliker. The body was placed in the Fairview mausoleum, in charge of Snyder Funeral Home at Galion, O.

The deceased was the daughter of John and Mary (Shafer) Fry, and was born at Arcanum, O., April 24, 1868. She was united in marriage January 22, 1887 to Chauncey A. Armold, who survives, together with one daughter, Mrs. Frank Strauch of Crestline, and two grandchildren Bob and Thomas Strauch. There are also three sisters and two brothers living: Edward Fry and Mrs. Charles Cook, Union City, Ind.; Mrs. Frank Eyer, Hillgrove, O.; John Fry, New Madison, O.; and Mrs. Chester Vermillion, of Union City, Ind. One brother, George Fry, preceded Mrs. Armold in death two years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Armold came to Galion from Hillgrove, O. 27 years ago. During their residence here Mrs. Armold had taken an active part in church, fraternal and social affairs. She was a member of the First Reformed church, the Dorcas society of the church, the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of America and the Daughters of Rebekah.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, June 9, 1937

Sudden Death - James Meehan, 75, collapses after carrying bed tick upstairs. - Born near Greenville, O. and lived here for many years.

James Meehan, a well-known pioneer resident of Darke County dies very suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home about a half mile East of the city on the Ansonia road.

A short time before he appeared in his usual health and he was helping his daughter Mrs. Joe Cosstella about the house. He had just carried a bed tick up stairs and as he arrived at the bottom of the stairway again he suddenly collapsed. Mrs. Costella ran to her fathers assistance and the doctor was called, but he expired shortly after he was smitten.

James Meehan was born near Greenville, O., 75 years ago and he lived all of his life in Darke county. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Joe Costello, Union City, Mrs. L. T. Street, Indianapolis, and Mrs. E. O. Rich, Middletown, O. Three sons namely: Will Meehan, Indianapolis, Roscoe Meehan, Dayton and Elmer Meehan, Greenville, O. Also two sisters: Mrs. Will Isle, Dayton, and Mrs. Sucher, Springfield, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home and returned to the residence Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 9:30 a. M. Interment will be made in Greenville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, June 10, 1937

Funeral - For the late Judge A. L. Nichols at Winchester, Ind. Friday morning. - A man who was recognized as one of the states best jurists.

Winchester, Ind. -- Alonzo L. Nichols, 81, former Judge of the Indiana Appellate Court, died at his home early yesterday morning following a short illness. Although in ill health, he attended the commencement exercises of the North Side High School at Fort Wayne of which his only grandchild, Betty Nichols, was a graduate.

Mr. Nichols was born and reared in Greensfork Township and received his early education in the Lynn schools. He served as school trustee for four years and as township assessor for three years. At the age of 17 years he began teaching school and followed that vocation for 12 years. He attended State Normal College at Terre Haute for one year, and other institutions for better qualifying himself for his profession. He taught one year in the Winchester High School, served one year as principal of Lynn school and one year as principal of the Arba school.

After relinquishing his teaching duties, he acted as deputy clerk from 1885 to 1889. Prior to this, he read law for three years and was admitted to the bar in September 1889. In 1892 he was elected clerk of Randolph County on the Republican ticket.

He served as judge of the Indiana Appellate Court for 12 years from 1919 to 1930 and prior to that practiced law with the firm of Macy, Nichols, Goodrich and Bales.

At the time of his death he was senior member of the Nichols and Nichols law firm of Winchester. He was a member and an active worker of the Main Street Christian Church, and for many years taught a Sunday School Class known as the Loyal Sons and Daughters Class.

He is survived by the widow; two sons, Chase, of Fort Wayne, and Merrill, state senator, of Winchester; one granddaughter, Betty Nichols, of Ft. Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Emma Holmes, of Muncie; three brothers, Fred G. of Muncie, Charles of Indianapolis, and Oliver N. of Kingsland, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at the Main Street Christian Church at 10 o'clock Friday morning in charge of the Rev. Lee Jackson. Burial will take place in Fountain Park Cemetery.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home to the home where it will remain until 9 o'clock Friday morning when it will be removed to the church and lie in state until 10 o'clock.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, June 10, 1937

Died --- Harvey E. (El) Baker, Sunday, June 6, 1937 at Orlando, Fla.; aged 69 years. The body will arrive at the Fraze Funeral Home Thursday noon. Funeral services will be held at the Fraze Funeral Home Friday at 2 p. m. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 14, 1937

Born Here - Harry Needham well known here passes away in hospital at Dayton. - An expert paper hanger and for years worked at Backstay.

Harry Needham one of our well known citizens passed away at five minutes past seven o'clock Sunday night after an illness covering altogether a period of some six months though he was not confined to his bed only a comparatively short time. His condition became critical about a week ago and three days ago he was taken to the hospital in Dayton for treatment.

Harry Needham was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Needham, the latter of whom on the death of her husband became Mrs. Isabel Anderson and she too died many years ago. Harry Needham was born in Union City Nov. 30, 1868. When he was small his folks moved to Bethel, Ind. where the boy attended school. Later he with his parents moved back to Union City and he attended the West Side School.

After completing his school studies he became an expert paper hanger. He was also employed at the furniture factory and the Backstay Welt Co.

He was married March 29, 1915 to Miss Alice Baughman and a few years ago both went to Detroit, Mich. where the husband was employed and where they lived for a year. They then moved back to Union City and he and Mrs. Needham have lived here ever since.

Harry Needham was an industrious, useful citizen of a genial disposition and had many friends.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Greenville, O., and was also a member of the First Christian Church in Union City.

Besides the widow he is survived by one half-brother, Eugene Anderson of Detroit, Mich. and one half-sister, Mrs. Nell Hook of North Columbia street.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral home and will be returned to the home 546 North State Line street from where the funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 14, 1937

Mrs. Edwards' injuries prove to be fatal.

Mrs. Lavina Edwards, 42, wife of Joseph Edwards, died Saturday night in the Greenville, O. hospital, of injuries suffered in a fall from an automobile here last Wednesday night. She is survived by he husband and five small children. The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home and will be taken to the Edwards home this afternoon. Services will be held at the U. B. Church here at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 14, 1937

Died -- Mrs. Catherine Miller, wife of Solomon Miller, Saturday, June 12th, at the residence, 233 East Caroline street, aged 75 years. The body was returned to the residence Sunday morning from the Brooks funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p. M. (C.S.T.) at the Lutheran church, Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, June 16, 1937

Pioneer Lady - Mrs. Catharine Stoner, widow of Augustus Stoner passes away. - She was born in Darke County, Ohio, eighty-eight years ago.

Lacking only two years of reaching the age of a nonagenarian, Mrs. Catharine Stoner, passed away last evening at her home on the corner of North Walnut and Hickory streets. Mrs. Stoner became ill a week ago last Tuesday. She grew rapidly worse, and in spite of all that could be done she breathed her last Tuesday evening, June 15, at eighteen minutes past six o'clock.

Mrs. Hannah Catharine Stoner, one of a family of nine children, was born April 8, 1849, in Jackson Township, Darke County and was among the first white girl babies born in that county at that time new country.

She was formerly Miss Hannah Catharine Armstrong, and she was the daughter of Judge John and Jane Elston Armstrong. She attended such schools as there were in that early day in Ohio and when she became of marriageable age she was married to Augustus Stoner, a well known resident and farmer of Darke County, who was better known by the name of "Gus" Stoner, and he preceded Mrs. Stoner in death in 1915.

On the death of her husband, Mrs. Stoner moved to Union City, Ind. and she had resided in the home at 537 North Walnut street for the past eighteen years.

She did much toward the upbuilding of her community and she was loved and respected by a large circle of friends.

She had no children of her own but she took under her care, the present Mrs. Maggie Roe, a daughter of Gus Stoner by a previous marriage, and enacted the part of a mother to her. She also took under her care George Armstrong, her nephew, when he was only eight weeks old, and gave him a home.

Mrs. Stoner is survived by one sister Mrs. Mary Dowler [Dowlar], who is presently 91 years old, of Oak street, mother of Uriah Dowler.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where it was returned to the home on Walnut street and where friends may call. The funeral will take place tomorrow Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, June 17, 1937

Dies Here - Mrs. David Skiver passes away at home of son Arthur Skiver. - Became ill and was brought from Indianapolis 5 weeks ago.

Mrs. Emma Ann Skiver, who formerly lived at Sharp's Crossing and Union City passed away this morning at half-past six o'clock at the home of her son Arthur Skiver on West Chestnut street. She had been ill for may weeks at her home in Indianapolis and some five weeks ago her son Arthur Skiver brought his mother to his home on West Chestnut street where she received the best of care.

She grew steadily worse and her spirit fled at the hour named above.

She was formerly Miss Emma Ann Van Scuy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Van Scuy, and she was born near Winchester, Dec. 29, 1860, the old family house being near White river church. Isaac was a Union soldier who died without seeing his baby daughter. The orphan daughter was reared in the home of her grandparents, Samuel and Eunice McGuire, until 9 years of age when she was taken to the home of her uncle, Henry Van Scoy, where she remained until her marriage. There Mrs. Skiver attended school and grew up. On arriving at young womanhood she was married to David H. Skiver, May 3, 1878, and for a time they lived on a farm near Sharp's Crossing on the Union City, Greenville road. To this union were born four children; Myrtle, Leonard, Charles and Arthur; all are left to mourn her passing. There are also seven grandchildren

Daniel Skiver died March 22, 1927 and after the death of her husband, Mrs. Skiver moved to Union City, where she made her home with her son.

From here she went to Indianapolis where she resided with her son Leonard Skiver. She was the mother of Mrs. Harry Barrett, formerly a well known member of Union City's social circles and with her husband, owner of the Barrett Drug store, now the Feltman store.

Mrs. Ann Skiver is survived by two sons, Arthur Skiver, of this city; Leonard Skiver, of Indianapolis, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Barrett, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Lena Hart. Also several grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 21, 1937

With A Smile - Guy Warren bore a twenty year siege of illness. - The end came last night and he passed away at 8:25.

Seldom indeed is a man called on to fear such a siege of affliction and illness as that which Guy Warren, former proprietor of the theatre restaurant, and a well known business man was the victim. He first became afflicted with a nervous trouble nearly twenty years ago, and while there were periods when he was able to look after hiss affairs, during most of that long time he was a sufferer from his affliction. During the past five years he was bedfast at his home, yet he bore it with a smile. He was finally forced to give up his long, brave fight, and crossed the great divide last night, Sunday June 20, 1937, at twenty-five minutes past eight o'clock.

Merl Guy Warren was born near Saratoga, Jan. 17, 1897, and he was the son of Louis R. and Dora Crag Warren. He attended the Saratoga school and spent his boyhood days in that locality.

He was married in 1917 to Miss Ida M. Ross at the home of the bride's parents, Henry and Martha Ross, near Five Points.

The young couple went to New Castle, Ind., where the young husband was employed in the auto works. After two years he was attached by the illness from which he suffered the rest of his life. after a short time at his father's home near Saratoga he came to Union City where he re-established the theatre restaurant. He then went to Celina where he had a restaurant for the next six years. He returned to Union City for 3 years and then back to Celina for two or three years, after which he returned once more to Union City to retire to his home, 403 East Main street where his father remained with him and helped to care for his son.

Guy Warren was an upright, Christian citizen and was baptized in the Methodist church when a boy. He was well-liked and many friends will mourn his loss.

The survivors are the widow and father, Louis R. Warren.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home, from where it will be returned to the Warren home, 403 East Main street, where friends may call. The funeral will take place from the Methodist church in Saratoga, Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. The funeral cortege will leave the home here at 1 p. m. The services will be in charge of Rev. Ben Holroyd. Interment will take place in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 21, 1937

Last Rites - For the late Mrs. Nina Hommon to take place Tuesday. - Had lived all her life in this community.

Mrs. Nina Hommon died at 5 o'clock last Saturday morning at her home here after two years of ill health. A fall on the stairway of her home on March 25 resulted in injuries which hastened her death. She was a former teacher near Winchester, and for many years she conducted a dressmaking shop and millinery store in this city. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Mae Hommon, of this city; two stepdaughters, Mars. A. S. Powers of this city, and Mrs. W. J. Sirk, of San Bernardino, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna S. Clapp and Mrs. Ella S. Ward, both of this city, and Mrs. H. H. Wetz, of Indianapolis; two brother, D. Charles Scott, of South Whitley, Ind., and Walter C. Scott of Eaton, O. Funeral services will be held at the home, 318 West Pearl street, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, with the Rev. C. G. Adams officiating. Interment will be in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 21, 1937

Died -- Ed Gullett Saturday, June 19, 1937, at the residence three miles west of the Madison School, aged 65 years. The body was returned to the residence from the Fraze Funeral home Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held in the Union City M. E. church Monday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Elvan Thornburg and Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1937

Died -- William Howell, Monday, June 21, 1937, aged 62 years. The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral Home to the residence on North Walnut street Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held in the U. B. church Wednesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick. Interment in Spartanburg Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, June 23, 1937

Many Friends - Will mourn over the passing of Mrs. Albert L. Clark. - Succumbs after a short illness last night at her home.

In the death of Mrs. A. L. Clark which occurred last night at her home 229 East Main street, Union City loses one of its finest women, whose friends were many and who has meant much in the community in which she lived. She was only ill a few days and she passed quietly and peacefully away as the clock struck eight.

Mrs. Clark was formerly Miss Martha Ann Anderson and she was the daughter of Enoch and Eliza Sharitts Anderson. She was born at Sidney, O., Sept. 16, 1860. She attended the Sidney schools and graduated from the Sidney high school with high honors.

She was married to Albert L. Clark Jan. 10, 1894 and the young couple came to Union City to reside, the husband being the junior member of the firm of Anderson and Clark, which built up a lucrative business in the manufacture of handles.

Mrs. Clark with her husband established her home at 229 East Main street, Union City, Ohio and where she resided for the rest of her life. Her husband A. L. Clark, who became one of Union City's prominent business men passed away July 4th, 1923.

Mrs. Clark was a devout member of the First Methodist Church and Ladies Aid society. She was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge, and she took a great interest in church and social affairs. She was a woman of charming personality and her home was a center of refinement and culture. She will be sincerely mourned and long remembered by the host of friends.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eliza Jane Taylor, of Sidney, O., and the following nephews and nieces: Charles D. W. Anderson, Sidney, O., G. Ma. Anderson, Chillicothe, O., Ralph L. Taylor and E. Anderson Taylor of Cincinnati, O., Miss Mabel Iona Taylor, of Bucyrus, O., Mrs. Edna L. Du Pere, of Lima, O., and Walter D. Anderson of the Pierce Elevator Co., South Columbia street.

The remains were taken to the Fraze Funeral Home, from where they will be returned to the late home of the departed., East Main street, where friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening. The funeral services will be held from the home 229 East Main street Friday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Carl G. Adams. Burial will take place in the cemetery at Sidney, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 28, 1937

Meets Death - Allen Amspaugh, formerly of Union City dies in Detroit, Mich. - He died as the result of injuries received in an accident.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Amspaugh, who reside about five miles East of Union City, this side of Elroy, O., received work Sunday from Detroit, Mich., that their son Allen Amspaugh had been seriously injured in an auto accident and that they had better start for Detroit at once.

Mr. Amspaugh immediately got out the car and with Mrs. Amspaugh and the boys, grandmother, Mrs. C. Powers, started for Detroit.

While having their car serviced at the Ohio Service Station a telegram was delivered to them stating that their son Allen had passed away after being taken to the hospital. The message was received here at 7:30 this morning. When Mr. and Mrs. Amspaugh and Mrs. Powers left for Detroit.

Allen Frank Amspaugh was born about 22 years ago in the Cosmos locality and he was employed at the Union City Body Works. He is survived by the widow and one child.

The body will arrive in Union City Wednesday over the Big 4 railroad. The body will be taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen (C.) Powers, on West Oak street. The remains will be accompanied by the widow, who was formerly Miss Jean Coombs of Greenville, O., the father Lawrence Amspaugh and wife. Besides the above the deceased is survived by his mother Mrs. Emerson Evey, formerly Miss Marie Powers and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen (C.) Powers.

The funeral will take place from the Lutheran church Thursday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, June 28, 1937

Will Recover - Kenneth Goodman shoots his wife and then kills himself. - Tragedy occurred at the Goodman home in Springfield, Ohio. - The couple formerly resided in Union City, Ind.

Mrs. Kenneth Goodman lies in the city hospital in Springfield, O., dangerously wounded and Goodman is dead as the result of an insane outbreak of the husband. Mrs. Goodman was formerly Miss Ella Bothast, daughter of William Bothast, West Hickory street.

The tragedy was enacted Saturday morning at the Goodman home on La Gluda Ave. in Springfield, Ohio. About 11 a. m. Goodman came home from up town and asked in a natural way, "When will you be ready to go up town?" "As soon as I get dressed," answered Mrs. Goodman. She was sitting on a stool at the time pulling on her shoes and stockings.

Without further words Goodman pulled a revolver from his hip pocket and fired two shots at Mrs. Goodman. One bullet struck her in the fleshy part of her left leg between the knee and hip, and the second shot struck her in the back of the head and neck glancing off the base of the skull and cutting the lower part of her left ear.

The insane man then turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the head, death following instantly.

Officers and coroner appeared on the scene and the body was removed to the morgue while Mrs. Goodman was rushed to the city hospital.

A brother, Leonard Bothast, of Dayton, was called to Springfield, O., and he returned to his home here on Chatham street last evening. He reported that, while his sister was seriously wounded, she was responding to treatment and the physicians gave out the word that if no complications set in that she will recover.

Kenneth Goodman, who was about 35 years of age, came to Union City from Albany, Ind. and met and married Miss Ella Bothast, who not long before had completed her second or third year high school work in the West Side school.

About three years ago the couple moved to Springfield, O., where Goodman was employed with the International Harvester Co. It is generally believed that that his rash act was prompted by insane jealousy, for which there was no cause. The dead man is survived by the widow and two children, Patsy and Robert.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, June 29, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Martha J. Beard dies at her home in Portland, Indiana. - Was the mother of Henry C. Beard of this city.

Portland, Ind. -- Mrs. Martha Jane Beard, 87, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home on West Race street, from infirmities of age. Mrs. Beard was a lifelong resident of Jay County. Surviving are the following children: Thomas E. Beard, of Dayton, O.; Henry C. Beard, of Union City; J. E. Beard and Kelvy I. Beard, both of Portland; Mrs. George Huffman, of Fort Recovery, O.; L. A. Beard, of Indianapolis; Mrs. C. T. Christman, of Indianapolis; Mrs. J. W. Wehrly, of Wayne Township, and one sister.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home where it will remain until the hour of the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Salamonia Church of Christ. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1937

Retired Farmer Ends Life in Ansonia Bank

Frank Baughman, 72, retired farmer, committed suicide by shooting himself about 2:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the Citizens bank at Ansonia, O., nine miles east of here. On his way to the safety deposit boxes, Baughman suddenly grabbed a revolver from the cashier's desk and fired a bullet in his head. Ill health was given as the reason. He is survived by the widow and one son.

[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records, Ansonia, OH states that Charles Franklin Baughman was born 10 Feb. 1865 in Ansonia, OH, the son of Henry Baughman (b. Germany) and Mary Studebaker. His widow was Mary Ketrow.]