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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 1, 1937

Called Away - Mrs. Clara Bell Ackles succumbs after a long illness. - She was making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bennett.

Mrs. Clara Belle Ackles passed away at the Aaron Bennett home corner of Division and Columbia street this morning at ten minutes past six o'clock, after a long illness being an invalid for several years.

She was born near Woodstock, O., 76 years ago and her maiden name was Miss Clara Belle Guyton.

She came to Union City between fifteen and twenty years ago, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Snyder, until after the latter's death. For the past four years she had been making her home at the Bennett place.

She is survived by one brother Ed Guyton, of Woodstock, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Day of Lakeland, Fla., and Miss Mollie Guyton of San Antonio, Tex.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where the funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd of the First Christian church. Burial in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 1, 1937

Died --- Mrs. Emma Patterson, 69 years old, who for the last year had been a boy's governess at the Darke County Children's home, died at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday at Greenville hospital following a short illness. She was a half-sister of the late Anna Moses Butler, who as "Annie Oakley" became world renowned as a marksman. A half-brother, John Moses, Greenville, is the lone survivor of the pioneer Darke county family.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 2, 1868 at Versailles, OH, the daughter of Daniel Brumbaugh and Susan Wise (Harrisburg, PA). She was buried on July 4, 1937 at Sugar Grove Cem., Miami Co., OH. Her spouse, who died Dec. 23, 1920, was Jacob Patterson.]

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 1, 1937

Died --- Mrs. Roll Gares passed away at 10:30 last night at the hospital in Richmond, Ind. She had been confined in the hospital for some years. She was formerly Miss. Dora Wetz, daughter of ex-marshal Christain Wetz and wife (deceased). She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn. The body was brought to the Fraze Funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Found Dead - Mrs. Catherine Cox, mother of Goldie Cox, dies suddenly. - Hurried home from a neighboring house before the storm.

Mrs. Catherine Cox, aged 71, mother of Mrs. Goldie Cox, of the Pastime restaurant, was found dead at her home in Coletown, O., yesterday morning. She had been to the home of Mrs. White from where she hurried home when a storm came up. The indications are that she collapsed shortly after reaching her home and she was found lying on a couch. She had been dead some hours when discovered.

Mrs. Cox was born near Coletown, March 25, 1866, and she had lived in the old home place nearly all of her life. She was a devout Christian woman, and a member of the Coletown Christian church. She was also a very prominent member of the Coletown grange of which she was a charter member.

She is survived by the one daughter Mrs. Goldie Cox, one brother Forrest Cox, of Greenville, and one granddaughter, Mary Linn Cox. The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Coletown Christian church. Burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, July 7, 1937

Ohio Girl is Killed in Crash Near Lynn.

Lynn, Ind. - Miss Violet Lantz, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lantz, living near New Madison, O., was killed tonight when the car in which she was riding overturned in a ditch, two miles east of Lynn. Miss Lantz had been employed at a Spartanburg home.

Billy Johnson, of near Lynn, was driving and he and Richard Addington, also of near here, suffered slight injuries for which they were treated at Randolph County Hospital.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 9, 1937

Died --- Mrs. Carl Shockney at her home in Greenville, Ohio this morning at 8 o'clock Eastern Standard Time. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (E.S.T.) at the home. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that India A. Shockney was born Nov. 13, 1876 in Randolph Co., IN, the daughter of Wesley H. Engle and Catherine Shepherd (both b. Randolph Co., IN) She died July 9th and was buried on July 11, 1937 in the Union City Cem.]

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 12, 1937

Answers Call - Edward Ennis a former Union City man passes away. - He was a well known barber and worked for George Keltner.

Union City relatives received word Sunday morning of the death of Ed Ennis, a former resident of this city. He left here some 37 years ago and resided at Anderson, Ind. Mr. Ennis died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ralph Lennen of Noblesville, Ind. where he was taken during his sickness. The burial will take place at Anderson Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Earl Sells funeral home. Mr. and Mrs. George Eisenman, Ann Ennis and Crissie Ennis of this city will attend the funeral services.

Edward Ennis was born in Union City, Ind. April 17, 1887 and he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Ennis. After his school days he learned the barber trade under Lon Bass and later he was employed in the Keltner barber shop for some years.

He was married to Miss Lena Miller and one daughter Frances was born to them.

Following the death of the first Mrs. Ennis, Mr. Ennis was married to Miss Frances Foltz of Brookville, Ind., who with the three sisters, Mrs. George Eisenman, Misses Crissie and Anna Ennis, The daughter Mrs. Ralph Lennen and one granddaughter survive him.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 12, 1937

Left a Note - "Good bye-I have no one to live for"--Murphy's last words. - Edward Murphy's body is found hanging by his brother Harvey.

The news of the death of Edward Murphy, a well-known citizen, of Union City, proved a shock to the friends. He was last seen alive, so far as is known, by Charles Bruss, a neighbor, who talked with him at 8 o'clock in the morning Saturday.

Edward Murphy and brother Harvey Murphy were making their home with Alva Downing at 834 West Division street. At 11:30 o'clock, Chief Charles Tritt received a call to come to the Downing home and on his arrival he found Edward Murphy's body, hanging by a strap around his neck, the strap being fastened among a rafter, about two feet above the man's head, in a shed situated in the back yard of the Downing home.

Chief Tritt called Coroner Lowell Painter, who thought the man had seen death about two hours when found.

The brother Harvey Murphy, got up early to go to his work, and he got his own and his brother's breakfast, which he left for his brother, who had been ill for a long time, and it is said recently suffered a stroke. On returning from his work, he missed his brother, and noticing that the shed was open he investigated when he found his brother already cold in death.

Later a note was found on the kitchen table, which had been left by the unfortunate man. The not read, "Good Bye--I have no one to live for."

Edward Murphy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Murphy and he was born on the old home place South of Union City. He was an industrious and hardworking man when his health permitted. He was passionately fond of hunting and he was probably one of the most expert squirrel hunters in the county.

He is survived by the brother Harvey, another brother Baxter of Salt Lake City, Utah, and also one sister who resides in California. The funeral took place this afternoon from the Fraze funeral home conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 12, 1937

Stephen Higi, a former resident here, died suddenly at his home in Anderson Sunday morning. His wife, who died 20 years ago, was Miss Marjorie Ryan. He leaves a family of six children to mourn the loss of a good father namely: Sister Theresa of Reading, Ohio, Paul and Grace of Indianapolis, Leo, Alice and Bernard of Anderson. The funeral will take place in Anderson Tuesday morning and burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery north of Union City.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 12, 1937

Charles Ashley, 70, who lives near Portland, Ind., and the father of Leland Ashley of this city, passed away Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months. He was the son of Warren and Anna C. Bickel Ashley and was born in Pike township May 6, 1867. He lived practically all his life in Jay county being a tiller of the soil. He is survived by two daughters and four sons and sixteen grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the West Collett church Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Liber cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 13, 1937

Joins Husband - Mrs. Samuel C. Mote passes away at noon today. - The Motes formerly live here and moved to near Greenville.

Mrs. Samuel C. Mote died today at noon at her home near Greenville, Ohio, after an illness of some time. She had been an invalid for several years and for the past 3 or 4 weeks she had been confined to the home of her daughter Mrs. Ira Wagner, Greenville, O. Rural Route 4.

Mrs. Mote was formerly Miss Mary Elizabeth Glunt, and she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Glunt. She was born in Washington township, Darke County, O. Sept. 18, 1851. She attended the Washington Township, O. schools and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Samuel C. Mote. For some years they resided here on the place now occupied by Howard Mills and family, just north of the city. The following children survive: Henry Mote, South Jackson Pike, Mrs. Walt Oswald, near Springfield, O., Mrs. Hazel Wagner, near Greenville, Mrs. Claude Smith, one mile south of Union City. There are also nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one brother Milton Glunt of West Union.

Samuel C. Mote, the husband, died some five years ago.

Mrs. Mote was a fine type of Christian womanhood and she was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren of Poplar Grove, O.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home for burial preparation and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 15, 1937

Boy Killed - When he rides bicycle in the path of an automobile. - W. E. Noffsinger driving the car, tries to prevent the accident. -- William Fisher's skull is crushed in the collision.

A most unfortunate fatal accident took place yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock, when William Fisher, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fisher, who live near Winchester, was killed, in an automobile-bicycle collision east of Winchester on the old Union City-Winchester highway, when struck by a car driven by W. K. (Kid) Noffsinger of this city.

According to the information given investigating authorities the by had been riding a bicycle belonging to a neighbor and had ridden across the road from a point in front of the Waldo Hickman home, and then turned back, directly into the path of the Noffsinger car.

Mr. Noffsinger, accompanied by his wife, was unable to avoid a collision.

It was said marks on the pavement showed that he was on the right side of the road and had applied his brakes, causing the wheels to skid, in an effort to avoid the accident.

Waldo Hickman, who heard the crash, carried the Fisher boy toward his home but death had already occurred. Mr. Noffsinger, who is associated with the Hub-City Finance Association of this city, was uninjured but suffered a near collapse from shock. He was taken to his home in this city for medical attention. Mrs. Noffsinger was uninjured.

Coroner Lowell W. Painter investigated the accident along with Sheriff Lester Mann and Co. Pros. Kenneth Hinshaw.

Coroner Painter is holding a special inquest today and several witnesses were examined.

The remains were removed to a funeral home in Winchester, Ind.

Mr. Noffsinger has always been considered an exceptionally careful driver and this fatal accident was a severe shock to him, which could not have been avoided.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fisher, and the following brothers and sisters: Hazel McCabe of Dayton, O.; Hildred Woodward of near Farmland; Carrie Fisher of Aberdeen, Ohio; Pauline Patterson of Fort Wayne; Gerald Fisher of Winchester; and the following at home; Roger Fisher, John Fisher, Mildred Fisher, and Norma Lee Fisher.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 15, 1937

Loses Mate - Husband of the former Miss Irene Shreeves dies in Florida. - Chauncey Woodworth had visited here a number of times.

Mrs. Hattie Shreeves, of 228 Oak Street, received a message last night bringing the sad news of the death of her son-in-law Chauncey Woodworth and husband of the former Miss Irene Shreeves, for several years a valued clerk at the Kirshbaum store.

The death of Mr. Woodworth was rather sudden and was caused by the intense heat wave which has been sweeping the country the past week. He was married to Irene Shreeves, Nov. 15, 1931, the ceremony taking place in the groom's own place, 160 Wells Road, Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Woodworth was born in Rochester, N. Y. fifty-three years ago. He was prominent in business circles and had retired some years ago to enjoy the fruits of his success. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and popular in his social circles. He had visited here on a number of occasions, his last visit being August of last year. He made many friends here who with the Times join in extending sincere sympathy to the beloved wife.

Besides the wife he is survived by one sister, who resides in Rochester, N. Y.

The funeral will be held at Palm Beach tomorrow afternoon and Mrs. Hattie Shreeves left today to attend the funeral.

The burial will take place in Rochester, N. Y., his boyhood home.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 15, 1937

Child Killed - Hit-Run Driver Strikes Little Phyllis Louck This Afternoon And Kills Her. - She Was Accompanied By Her Parents When Accident Took Place.

This afternoon about 2:45 o'clock while Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Louck, of 112 Division street, Ohio Side, accompanied by their four year old daughter, Phyllis were going across the street in front of the Parent Elevator to her grandmothers home, Phillis was struck by a man driving a Whippet Coach automobile, the license number being issued out of Versailles, O., and killed her instantly.

The driver of the car drove away after the accident and his license number was secured. It is thought that the driver was a Versailles, O., man and the authorities are out after him as the Times goes to press.

The child's body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home.

July 16th - Little Phyllis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Louk, known to his friends as "Dick", was born Oct. 18, 1933 while the family lived on Railroad Street. The mother was formerly Miss Marie Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davis of Central Avenue. Besides the parents she is survived by three older sisters, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davis, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Louk of Division street.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home and the funeral will take place from the Church of the Brethren Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

[The small Fraze Funeral Home item in the same newspaper stated that the burial was to be in the City Cemetery.]

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 16, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Porter A. Dailey passes away after a long illness. - She had been a resident of Union City for about forty years.

The death of Mrs. P. A. Dailey has cast a shadow of sorrow over the community for she was one of Union City's most beloved women, and during her years of health she was very active in church and social circles.

Her illness began nearly three months ago when she suffered a heart attack and since that time she had been confined to her room. She suffered a second attack Tuesday, and she passed away at fifteen minutes past two o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 15.

Mrs. Dailey was born Jan. 8, 1861, on the old home place, about three and a half miles west of Ansonia. She was the daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Strait Denton, and her maiden name was Eliza Ellen Denton.

The young couple moved to the George Teegarden farm, east of Teegarden church where they resided tow years, when they moved to New Paris, Ohio, where the husband engaged in the stone quarry business with Mr. Dailey's uncle Lee Marshall. Here Mr. and Mrs. Dailey lived for two years, after which they moved to Saratoga and Mar. Dailey entered the lumber business, and bought the sawmill.. Here Mrs. Dailey and her husband lived for twelve years when they moved to Fowlerton, Ind., where Mr. Dailey bought a large sawmill, and that was their home for the next eight or ten years, during which time they also resided, some of the time in Muncie. They moved to Union City some forty years ago, and moved into the Lambert property, corner of Plum and Hickory street. They moved into the present Dailey home 323 North Columbia street, about 30 years ago and Mrs. Dailey resided there the rest of her life.

Mrs. Dailey was a very devout and faithful Christian woman and during her stay in Saratoga she joined the U. B. church and they helped to build the fine church in that little city. She was also prominently connected with the United Brethren church in Union City, until about twenty years ago when Mrs. Dailey transferred her membership to the First Methodist church. She was also a valued member of the Ladies Aid Society, and she was a leader in Ladies Aid work. She was also affiliated with the Rebekah lodge in which she took great interest.

She was a woman of fine attainments, and very pleasant personality and she has meant much to Union City, and to the several other places that were fortunate enough to have her as one of their residents.

Besides the sorrow stricken husband the survivors include two sisters Mrs. Rhetta Van Dyke of Bloomington, Ind. and Mrs. Elizabeth Lollar of Indianapolis, and one brother Joseph Denton of Muncie, Ind.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and in accordance with one of her last wishes, the funeral services will be held from the large and palatial home on Columbia street, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 19, 1937

Henry Abel - Prominent Winchester city councilman is dead. - Was born in Union City where he lived a great number of years.

Winchester, Ind. -- Henry Abel., 76 years old, West Franklin Street, Winchester, died last night at his home here following a short illness. His death was attributed to complications.

He was a member of the Winchester City Council for 18 years and served as a member of the Board of Works, in this city. He was superintendent of the I. U. Traction Line for 18 years prior to its abandonment in 1921.

He also was first water commissioner of Portland. Mr. Abel was born in Union City and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his widow, Maggie; one daughter, Mrs. Roy C. Cox, Union City; one son, Clarence Abel, Elkhart; two sisters, Mrs. Sue Ford of Leansville, Ohio, and Anna Abel of Union City; one brother, George, and 13 grandchildren.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 19, 1937

Died --- Mrs. Flora Cotterman, wife of W. H. Cotterman at Colon, Mich.; age 66 years. Burial at Colon, Mich. last Thursday, July 15th. Mrs. Cotterman formerly lived in this city. The only two survivors being Frank Kester and his mother Edna of Greenville, Ohio. The later is 90 years old.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 20, 1937

Passed Away - Mrs. John S. Kerr is called home after long illness. - Had been a resident of this city for more than sixty years.

Another of Union City's beloved and honored women, has been called away. Mrs. John S. Kerr, closed her eyes in her last long sleep, Saturday morning at half-past four o'clock after a long illness.

Ever since seven years ago when she sustained a broken leg in a fall down her cellar stairway, she has been an invalid. This was her second serious accident during her life, she having lost the sight of one eye when she was still a girl in her teens. However she retained her pleasant sweet disposition and was ever ready to greet her friends and dear ones with a smile.

For the past three months, she had been confined to her bed, growing gradually weaker, until the end came as stated above.

Mrs. Kerr was the daughter of Stephen and Suvina Neff Coffin and her maiden name was Miss Mary Catherine Coffin.

She was born on the old Coffin home place in Greensfork, Ind., Feb. 22, 1859 and was therefore past 87 years of age when she passed away.

She attended her school at Greensfork and she was married Feb. 4, 1872 to John S. Kerr. The young couple resided for several years in Greensfork after which they moved to Union City and here Mrs. Kerr lived the rest of her life. Her husband, embarked in the tin shop business and for many years he was one of Union City's prominent business men. He was also a member of the City council and he preceded Mrs. Kerr in death January 6, 1917.

Mrs. Kerr was a fine type of Christian womanhood and she was a devout member of the Presbyterian church and during her years of health she seldom missed her church service. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society in both of which she was very active, always ready and willing to do more than her full share in every good work. She was also a valued member of the Pythian Sisters, when that organization had a fine lodge in this city. No wonder that Mrs. John Kerr was loved, respected and honored by all who knew her and she will e long remembered and sincerely mourned by the many friends.

Mrs. Kerr is survived by one son Orpheus C. Kerr, of 402 Greenlawn Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. Three daughters, Miss Jessie L. Kerr, our well-liked and capable librarian, Mrs. Mary Irene Gibson of Chicago, and Mrs. Pearl Arthur, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Also four grandchildren, Mary Jane Katzenberger, John Arthur, Jr., Robert Kerr, and Mary Jean Kerr. Also one great grandchild, Morris Katzenberger. The body was taken to the Morris Funeral Home and the funeral too place this afternoon from the family home, 617 North Columbia street, this Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson of the First Presbyterian church. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 20, 1937

Rites Here - Mrs. Esther Lippencott died at her home in Piqua. - The body was brought to Fraze Funeral Home.

Mrs. Esther Lippencott, formerly of this city, passed away at her home in Piqua, Ohio, this morning at two o'clock after a lingering illness. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where it was prepared for burial.

Mrs. Lippencott was 32 years of age, and she was born in Darke Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Charles, of New Madison, Ohio, who survive her together with one brother, Roy Charles, of Richmond, Ind. and two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Jarrett, and Mrs. Otto Charr, of New Madison, Ohio.

She attended the New Madison school and graduated with the class of 1923. She was also a graduate of North Manchester college. She taught school in Preble county, and Middletown, O. She was married to W. Charles Lippencott, and the young couple moved to Union City. They resided on Hickory street and Mr. Lippencott was engaged in the life insurance business with the Western and Southern Insurance Co. During their residence here they made many friends who will regret to hear of Mrs. Lippencott's death and they extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband. They left Union City for Piqua, O. last April.

The funeral services will take place in the United Brethren church here Thursday at 1 p. m. and interment in the Otterbein cemetery near New Madison, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, July 21, 1937

Passes Away - Walter D. Buchanan dies after a short illness at Greenville, O. - Ice cream manufacturer in Oxygen tent three days.

Greenville -- Walter D. Buchanan, 58, Greenville ice cream manufacturer, died at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at Greenville hospital. He had been in an oxygen tent for the last three days.

In 1900 he married Willetta McClure and in the same year he became engaged in the wholesale ice cream and candy manufacturing business. He continued this business until his death.

Besides his wife, Willetta, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ira Hibbs, Mrs. Ray Fredericks and Mrs. Clyde Weddell, all of Indianapolis, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the residence, 133 East Fifth Street, at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 23, 1937

Crash Victim - Louis C. Wilson killed in an auto accident. - Car struck an abutment and was found by police.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Louis C. Wilson, 34 years old, 5556 Washington Boulevard, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when his automobile crashed into the stone abutment and guard rail on the College avenue bridge over White river.

Mr. Wilson, who was vice president of the A. J. Wickmann & Co., Inc., an investment concern with offices in the Circle Tower building, was found lying dead in his car when Radio Patrolmen Clyde Mitchell and Fred Brennan, who were cruising in the vicinity, came upon the wreck.

The motor of the car had been pushed back into the front seat and was lying on the dead man. Both legs and his right arm were broken and his body was cut and bruised.

Mr. Wilson apparently had been driving south of College avenue. His car struck the west abutment of the north end of the bridge.

Dr. Pugh K. Thatcher deputy coroner, who investigated ordered the body sent to the city morgue. Sergt. Fred Hauge and his squad assisted in the investigation. There were no witnesses to the accident.

The body was released to the Flanner & Buchanan mortuary.

Mr. Wilson was born in Indianapolis and lived here all his life. He attended Wabash College where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Mr. Wilson had been a member of the investment firm about five years. He was married to Miss Margaret Loer of Newcastle, Nov. 2, 1929. He was a member of the Columbia Club.

Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Sarah Jean Wilson, and Diana Loer Wilson, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, who live at 3952 Washington boulevard.

The grandmother of Louis C. Wilson, Mrs. Martha Wilson was for many years a teacher of the primary department in the West Side school in this city and prominent in Christian church circles here. Mrs. Wilson and son Barney Wilson died many years ago and are buried at Ft. Recovery, Ohio. William Wilson who now resides in Indianapolis and who is the father of Louis C. Wilson grew up in Union City and graduated from the West Side High School, his wife was Maud Cooper of Dayton and for many years Mr. and Mrs. Wilson resided here on Walnut street, Mr. Wilson being connected with the Knapp Supply Co. and when the latter was moved to Indianapolis under the name of Central Supply Co., the Wilson's moved to that city to make their home.

Only recently Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson were here attending the funeral of Orla Green and called on a number of their old time friends.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 26, 1937

Victim - Of an auto accident was a Winchester youth. - Raymond Cox, 18, fatally injured as car overturns on curve.

Winchester, Ind. -- Raymond Cox, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cox, of Winchester, was killed at 6 o'clock Thursday afternoon, when the automobile he was driving overturned on North Residence street west of Goodrich Park here. A fractured skull caused his death, the fourteenth traffic fatality in Randolph County so far this year.

A companion, Junior Kress, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kress, also of this city, escaped injury. They had been playing tennis and young Cox was hurrying to work at a local grocery at the time of the accident. He lost control of the car on a curve in the cinder-covered street and it overturned.

The victim also was a Muncie Star carrier here. He would have been a senior in the Winchester High School next year.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lucille Younger, of Olivet, Ill., and one brother, Ernest of Huntington Park, Calif. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 26, 1937

Is Dead - Val Decker passes away at his home in Piqua, O. - Was founder of plant and native of Germany.

Piqua, O. -- Val Decker, 90, founder and president of the Val Decker Packing company and a director of the Citizens National Bank and Trust company, died at 3:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home, 513 West High street. He had been in failing health for about a year and bedfast 10 days.

A native of Germany, Decker came to the United States at age 21 and started as a butcher in Troy at $10. a week. With his five sons, Louis F., George H., Walter J., William J., all residents of Piqua, and Carl, deceased, the Val Decker Packing company was incorporated here in 1913.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fred Schable, Piqua; a brother Wendel Decker, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Requiem high mass will be sung at St. Boniface church, Tuesday at 9 o'clock by Father A. C. Monter. Burial will be made in Forrest Hills cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 26, 1937

Proved Fatal - Mrs. Minnie Miller dies in Greenville, O. hospital. - As result of injuries received in auto accident.

Greenville, O. -- Mrs. Minnie Miller, 64, of the Requarth pike, rural route 2, died at 8:55 o'clock Sunday night at Greenville hospital without regaining consciousness after she suffered a skull fracture, internal injuries and had both legs crushed in a head-on auto collision.

Mrs. Miller was riding with her husband, Amos, when their car collided with one driven by John Stubbs, 27, of 715 Switzer street, Greenville-West Milton road nine miles east of here. Miller was released from the hospital after being treated for minor leg injuries. Stubbs suffered lacerations over the left eye. His wife, Anna, 23, is in the hospital with a possible fractured right knee cap and cuts about the head.

Sheriff Linn Browne said the road was slick and visibility was poor because of rain.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband; three sons, Frederick of Linden, N. J., Albert of New Madison and Joseph at home; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Hupman, Greenville rural route 2, and five grandchildren.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 26, 1937

From Here - Mrs. Rilla Gard passes away at her home in New Castle. - She was the widow of Joseph Gard who died years ago.

The news has reached here of the death at her home in New Castle, Ind., of Mrs. Rilla Gard who passed away Sunday after several weeks illness.

Mrs. Gard was formerly Miss Rilla Brumbaugh and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Brumbaugh. She was born in Union City and her father was a well known Union City business man and operated the livery feed and sale barn which was later known as the Dolph Adams livery stable.

She was married to Joseph Gard and they resided on North Division street on the East Side. Mr. Gard was formerly marshall on the Ohio Side and he died many years ago.

Mrs. Gard is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Mangas, of New Castle, and one sister, Mrs. W. W. Fowler of this city, wife of the well known veteran attorney at law.

The funeral will take place in New Castle Wednesday. Burial in the New Castle cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 27, 1937

Burial Rites - Funeral of Infant Jerry Lee Clevenger Held Yesterday. - The Services Were Conducted By Rev. John H. Watson.

The funeral of infant Jerry Lee Clevenger of near Arthur's Corners, took place yesterday afternoon at half past two o'clock from the family home. Jerry Lee only lived a very short time after birth and the sorrowing parents have the sincere sympathy of their friends in their loss.

The funeral was under the direction of the John H. Morris funeral home and the services were conducted by Rev. John H. Watson of Harrisville.

The burial took place in the pretty Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1937

Sad Death - Mrs. A. L. Bales dies at her home in Winchester, Indiana. - Funeral services take place this afternoon.

Winchester, Ind. -- Mrs. Emma Engle Bales, wife of Judge A. L. Bales, died Saturday at 3:30 p. m. at the home on South Main street.

Survivors are the husband; three sons, Ralph of Indianapolis, William of Muncie, and John at home; two daughters, Mrs. Max Fisch of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Ree Duvall of Winchester; six grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles F. Engle of Indianapolis and Walter Engle of Pasadena, Calif.

The body laid in state at the Main Street Church of Christ from 2 p. m. until 3 p. m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at the church at 3 p. m. in charge of Rev. Lee Jackson assisted by Dr. Fred F. Thornburg. Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery.

The deceased was a teacher in the Winchester Schools before her marriage, a member of the Magazine Club, the Main Street Church of Christ, and a charter member of the Women's Missionary Society of the church.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1937

Lived Here - Joe Detamore former member Union City, O. Council dies. - A well known barber and left here 27 years ago.

Word was received here today of the death at Anderson, Ind., of Joseph Dettamore, who passed away at his home 321 Jackson street in that city this morning at half past six o'clock after an illness covering a period of six or eight weeks. The cause of death was leakage of the heart.

Joseph Dettamore was born in Jay County near Portland, Ind., about seventy years ago, and he came to Union City, when quite a young man.

He learned the barber trade and he was employed at the George Keltner barber shop and also the Charles Ochler barber shop located in a building which was on the lot now occupied by Pop Corn Charley's Emporium. Later he established a shop of his own on the Ohio Side in the building now known as the Economy Corner on East Elm street.

While located on the East Side he became interested in civic affairs and he served as city councilman.

He left Union City, O., some twenty-seven years ago for Anderson, Ind., where he engaged in the barbering business. Later he gave up barbering and entered the insurance business.

He is survived by his widow who was formerly Miss Ida Gell, sister of Mrs. John Camn. Other survivors are one daughter, Miss Eva Dettamore, of Anderson. One step-daughter, One sister, Mrs. Jennie Creager, of 335 North Union street, this city. One brother, G. W. Dettamore of Litchfield, Ill. One half-brother, S. N. Dettamore, who resides with his son Dr. J. E. Dettamore, 331 North Walnut street, East Side.

Funeral services will be held from the late home of the deceased in Anderson after which the funeral cortege will proceed to Union City, Ind. Burial will take place in the Union City cemetery and there will be short services at the grave.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 30, 1937

Passes Away - Samuel Kurtin prominent creamery broker dies in New York. - Was at the head of the Kurtin & Kurtin Brokerage firm.

Word was received today of the death of Sam Kurtin at his home in New York City Sunday night. He was well known in this city, having come to this city in 1930 and helped to reorganize the Red "73" Creamery Corp. of this city after J. A. Long had failed.

He was associated with his brother Martin in the Creamery Products brokerage firm known as Kurtin & Kurtin, who have for years been the eastern representatives of the Red "73" Creamery of this city and are stockholders in the local company.

He was a very fine man, of rare executive ability and his close business affiliation in Union City, did much towards the making of the Red "73" Creamery, one of Union City's best industries and it is with keen regret that it was learned of his demise.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 30, 1937

Drowned - The granddaughter of Mrs. A. M. Hootman loses life in stream. - Twelve year old Mary Ann Hootman swept away by torrent.

Mrs. J. J. Downing of North Walnut street is in receipt of a letter from Mrs. A. M. Hootman, Scarsville, N. Y. which brings the sad news of the death of her 12 year old granddaughter Mary Ann, daughter of Mrs. Ruth Hootman. Mrs. Hootman writes:

"Another tragedy, Ruth's little 12 year old daughter Mary Ann was drowned in Gallon River, LaPorte, Ind. near where it empties into Lake Michigan."

She with other children was wading the stream ordinarily not deep. But a hard rain the day before made it high. The woman who took the children was not watching them. Three boys came near drowning. One screamed and they were rescued, but no one observed that Mary Ann was gone. After searching one and a half hours her body was found a city block down the stream. The doctor worked an hour but without avail. Thus writes Mrs. Hootman.

It will be remembered that Mary Ann's father Millard Hootman was drowned with two other men in northern Michigan about seven years ago, and he was brought to Union City for burial beside his father Rev. A. M. Hootman and also Millard's baby brother and sister.

Mrs. Grace Hootman, who was a school teacher and who died some years after the death of her father Rev. A. M. Hootman.

Mary Ann is survived by the mother Mrs. Millard Hootman and two other children.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 2, 1937

Injury Fatal - Dale Goodpasture dies at the Greenville hospital. - He was struck by an auto while riding his wheel.

Dale Goodpasture an account of whose accident when he was struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle home from Ansonia Wednesday afternoon appeared in yesterday's Times, died from the effects of his injuries at the Greenville hospital at 10 o'clock this morning. This makes the second death as the result of wheels being ridden in front of moving automobiles that have occurred in this immediate vicinity within about two weeks.

Dale Goodpasture was born Dec. 10, 1892 in Henderson, Ind. and he has made Union City, O., his home for most of his life. He was the son of Jesse and Rosa Jones Goodpasture, both born in Wabash, Ind. He was employed in various kinds of work. At the time of his death he was single and was a W. P. A. worker.

He is survived by the mother and two brothers, James and Russel, of two miles east of Beamsville, O.

The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville and the funeral announcements will be made later. He was buried in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records give the name as Hale Goodpasture. He was born in Henderson, IN., the son of Jesse Goodpasture and Rosa Jones. )

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 2, 1937

Rev. Hoeffer - Noted minister is taken by death at his home. - Wed over 7,000 couples, preached over 7,000 funeral services.

Greenville, Ohio -- Rev. C. W. Hoeffer, 85 years old, of Palestine, died at 7 o'clock this evening. He had been ill for eight months. The Rev. Mr. Hoeffer was a cowpuncher in his boyhood days in the West, and took up the ministry in 1877 at Coletown, Ohio. He has preached in eastern Indiana and western Ohio since that time.

He had married over 7,000 couples and preached over 7,000 funeral services.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, William of Detroit, Edward of Dayton, and Foster of Sunland, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Mable Sutton of Willis, Va.; two grandchildren, Norman Foster of Los Angeles, and Rhea Hoeffer Schepman of Detroit, and one great grandchild, the daughter of Norman Foster.

Funeral services will be held at the Hollansburg Christian Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. Coobert of Muncie, officiating. Burial will be in the Hollansburg Cemetery.

Further information on Rev. Hoeffer:
From an early newspaper clipping, probably in 1930. - Palestine, Ohio

--- Probably one of the most interesting characters who ever honored Darke co. with his residence is Rev. Charles William Hoeffer of this place. He was born in North Clayton, Miami co., in 1852, the son of John and Catherine Hoeffer.

The family were German and the first rudiments of English were obtained in the schools there. Rev. Hoeffer says the first two weeks in school he lost eight out of ten fights, provoked by the fact that the other boys laughed at his attempts at speaking English.

Three times he ran away to join the Union army but was caught and returned home because of his youth. He ran away a fourth time, worked in West Virginia coal mines, became a roustabout on an Ohio river steamer but left the water at St. Louis. He then became a cowboy and prospector and when he drifted back home in 1862 he married and later became active in the ministry.

He has served 13 pastorates in Ohio, mostly in Darke co., and six in Indiana. He has received over 3,000 into the church, baptized as many, organized four churches, built five new churches, preached over 6,000 funerals and maried 5,400 couples. He is a member of the Masonic, Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows fraternities. He served Darke co. in the state legislature.

He is the grandfather of Norman Foster Hoeffer, husband of Claudette Colbert, French Actress. The husband's stage name is Norman Foster and the couple has starred on stage, screen and in the talkies. They are soon to be featured in a talkie now in the making, "Young Man of Manhattan."

Two sons and a daughter of Rev. Hoeffer have spent many years behind the footlights. The daughter is now dead, one son retired and living in Richmond, Ind., and the other daughter is Mrs. Mabel Hoeffer Sutton, wife of Harry Sutton, who with her husband has been doing a musical turn in vaudeville for 20 years.

[NOTE: The film, "Young Man of Manhattan" was released in 1930. Norman Foster was born Dec. 13, 1900 in Richmond, Ind. and died of cancer in Santa Monica, California July 7, 1976.]

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 5, 1937

Called Away - Mrs. Leo Koontz succumbs after a long illness. - She was one of Union City's best known and best loved women.

There are many sorrowing hearts in Union City today over the going away of one of the city's best known and best loved women, Mrs. Mary Catherine Koontz, wife of Leo Koontz passed away Saturday night at 11 o'clock after an illness covering a period of about three years and for the past 18 months she had been bedfast, yet she bore her affliction without complaining and with a patience and Christian fortitude which endeared her all the more to those about her.

Saturday morning she suddenly took a turn for the worse and never rallied from the attack.

Mrs. Koontz was formerly Miss Mary Catharine Byrne and she was the daughter of John and Mary Byrne. She was born in Leadville, Colo., Dec. 12, 1882 and when she was one and half years old her folks moved to Union City and here she resided all the rest of her life. She attended St. Mary's school and afterward was enrolled as a pupil in the East Side high school, graduating with her class.

For several years she was a very popular and valued clerk at the Claggen's store.

October 19, 1910 she was married to Leo J. Koontz who with one son John B. Koontz, Jr. survive. To her many friends she was known as a girl as Miss "Mayme" Byrne and later as Mrs. "Mayme" Koontz.

She was a real Christian woman, and she was devoted to the St. Mary's church of which she was a life-long member.

She was also a member of the Rosary Society in which during the years of her good health she took a very active part. She was a woman of a pleasing presence and friendly disposition and was ever ready to greet you with her sweet smile. Her friends were many and they will sincerely mourn her going and she will be long remembered. To the bereaved husband and son they with the Times extend sincere sympathy in their grief and great loss.

Besides the above Mrs. Koonzt is survived by one sister, Miss Frances Byrne, office manager for the Tibbetts Plumbing house and five brothers as follows: John C. Byrne, Union City, James Byrne, Bicknell, Ind., Ed P. Byrne, Greenville, O., Robert Byrne, Marion, Ind., and Charles Byrne, of St. Louis, Mo.

The body was returned from the Fraze Funeral home to the late home of the departed on North Union street. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Theo. J. Hammes. Burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 5, 1937

Fall Fatal - Mrs. Harvey Wickersham passes away 3 months after accident. - She was the stepmother of night police Ashton Wickersham.

Mrs. Harvey Wickersham, of South Columbia street, passed away this morning twelve weeks after an accident in which she fell at her home and sustained a fractured hip and she was confined to her bed during all of that time.

Seven weeks ago she was taken to the Union City hospital and Sunday her condition became critical and she passed away this Thursday morning.

Mrs. Wickersham's maiden name was Miss Emma Anders, and she was born at the Anders home at Haysville 79 years ago. She attended the school near Haysville and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Luther Creviston. Two children were born to them, of whom one son Harry Creviston, of South Bend, Ind. survives. Some years after the death of Luther Creviston, Mrs. Emma Jane Anders Creviston was maried to Harvey Wickersham 34 years ago. The couple moved to Union City, some twenty-five years ago and first resided on North Columbia street where they resided for the past fifteen years.

Mrs. Wickersham joined the Christian church and she was a good Christian woman, a faithful wife and a good mother.

She is survived by the husband, Harvey Wickersham, one son, Harry Creviston of South Bend, Ind., three step-sons, Night Police Aston Wickersham, Clyde and Harry Wickersham, both of Dayton, Ohio. Also two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. (Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 7th from the Christian Church at 2 p. m., Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment in the Hoover Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 5, 1937

Auto Crash - Claims the life of a Lynn, Ind. school teacher. - Mrs. Hazel Bascom succumbs at Winchester hospital after collision. - Road intersection near Snow Hill scene of crash; accident toll at new high.

Lynn, Ind. -- Mrs. Hazel Bascom, about 30 years old, who had been domestic science teacher in the Lynn School for several years, was fatally inured this afternoon when the car driven by her husband, George Bascom, former local grocery manager collided with a Goodrich Elevator truck at the intersection of two county roads, about one mile east of Snow Hill.

Mrs. Bascom was taken to the Randolph County Hospital, Winchester in a Lynn ambulance and she died there shortly after 100 o'clock tonight. Mr. Bascom was injured but not seriously, it is believed. He will receive an X-ray examination at the hospital, Thursday morning. The driver of the truck, Pat Johnson, of Snow Hill, received slight injuries. His companion, Harry Baxter, a farmer living near Snow Hill, also received minor injuries and was taken to his home.

Johnson, whose truck was westbound, and Bascom, who was driving south, were unable to see each other approach because of high corn stalks. The truck and the car came together at the intersection of the two roads. Both machines were almost demolished.

Mrs. Bascom was the fifteenth person to meet a violent death in Randolph County since the first of the year; a record over a similar period of time.

Mrs. Bascom was well known in Lynn and vicinity and was particularly active in Parent-Teacher Association work. She had been attending Ball State Teachers' College at Muncie this Summer, and Mr. Bascom had been employed in Muncie in recent weeks. Mrs. Bascom was a former resident of Winchester.

Surviving her are the husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lesley of Winchester; her sisters, Miss Ruth Lesley, a teacher at the McKinley School, and Mrs. Fay Cox of Redfield, N. Dak., who is now visiting her parents.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs. Bascom's body has been taken to the Thomas Funeral Home, in Lynn.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Korah Davis, of Winchester.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 5, 1937

Suicide - Retired salesman picks Maxville Cemetery to end his earthly career. - Worry over ill health was the cause of his rash act.

Farmland, Ind. -- Sample McIntyre, 72, retired salesman, committed suicide at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Maxville Cemetery near here, by shooting himself through the mouth with a revolver. He had about recovered from a slight stroke three months ago and it is believed that worry over ill health caused him to end his life, while seated on a bench near the church at the cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Clayton of here, Mrs. Rachel Clayton of near here, with whom he had been making his home, and Mrs. Hattie Hill of Winchester, and one brother, Guy McIntyre, local correspondent for the Star. He was a thirty-second degree Mason.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Thornburg mortuary, where the body was taken. The Rev. Harvey Thornburg will officiate. Burial will be in the Maxville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 6, 1937

Wm. A. Ray - Former Chief of Police in Union City passes away. - Served as detective on the Big Four railroad.

Summitville, Ind. -- William A. Ray, 69, former town marshal who also had served as a detective for the Big Four railroad and as a city detective in Muncie several years ago, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at the family home here after an illness of three years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Union City. His survivors include his widow, Josephine, and one brother, Frank Ray of Fairmont.

The body was taken to the Vinson funeral home and will be returned to the residence Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery at Fairmont.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 9, 1937

Well Known - Roscoe R. Nichols passes away following an operation. - Employed at Parent Elevator, and was a former Times carrier.

The death of Roscoe Nichols which occurred this morning about 9:35, was a great shock as he was a well known and well liked young man. He live with his mother at 830 Central Avenue, East Side.

He had not been very well for the past year, although he attended to his work, being employed in the office of the Parent elevator. He entered the Union City hospital where he underwent an operation in the hope of saving his life. Everything possible was done for him but all proved of no avail and he passed away at the time stated.

Roscoe Ramso Nichols was born Jan. 5, 1915 in Union City, O., and he was the son of Alva C. and Gertrude Dixon Nichols. His father died about five years ago and the son and mother made their home on Central Avenue.

Roscoe attended the East Side school where he graduated with the class of 1934 with high honors.

During his earlier school days he became one of the Union City Evening Times carrier boys and as such he was highly valued by his employer, for he was faithful, reliable and absolutely honest.

After his graduation he secured employment in the office of the Parent Elevator Company, and they speak of him in the highest terms. It was also his ambition to become a minister of the gospel and he put in his spare time in the study of theology. He was always interested in the church and church work, being an active member of the First United Brethren church. He was secretary of the official board and was also the teacher of a boys Sunday school class. He was a likeable young man with high ambitions and his going will cause sorrow to many friends, by whom he will be sincerely mourned.

He is survived by the mother, and the sympathy of the community goes out to her in her great loss and sorrow.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home, and the funeral arrangements will be made later. (Funeral services were conducted at the U. B. Church Wednesday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ira C. Clark, former pastor, of Dayton and Rev. L. G. Ludwick, pastor. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 9, 1937

Daughter - Of prominent Dayton, O. pastor passes away. - Jennie Bernie Applegate, 19, was well known in Union City.

Dayton, O. -- Jennie Bernice Applegate, 19, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. R. Applegate, 235 Indiana Avenue, died Sunday night at 9:45 o'clock at Miami Valley hospital following a brief illness. The Rev. Applegate is pastor of the Colorado Avenue Baptist church.

Miss Applegate, a graduate of Stivers high school in 1935, was a native of Potsdam, O., and lived in Dayton the last five years.

Besides the parents, she is survived by two brothers, Duane and Keith Applegate, and one sister, Jean, all of Dayton, and her grandfathers, L. V. Reicher, of Coleta, Ill. and E. G. Applegate, of Union City, Ind.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 13, 1937

Ohio mechanic dies at Union City home.

Chalmer C. Michael, 36, mechanic, of Dayton, O., died at 9 o'clock last night at the home of his father-in-law, Lam Puterbaugh, on North Columbia street in this city. He came here on July 4 and was taken ill with inflammation of the brain.

Surviving are the widow, Gladys; three children, Helen, Geraldine and Bobby; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Michael of Greenville, O.; one sister, Mrs. Louva Longfellow of Arcanum, O.; and one brother, Charles of Savone, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held from Greenville Cemetery chapel Monday at 10:30 a. m. (E.S.T.), Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 13, 1937

Died --- Word comes from Dayton, O., of the death of Mrs. Ida Corey, formerly Miss Ida Livingston who resided with her parents, Mr. and Ms. Henry Livingston, corner of Cedar and North streets. She is survived by the husband, Wm. Corey, and one daughter Ethel. The funeral took place yesterday from the home of her sister Dora Burns. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 16, 1937

Drowns - Youth meets with tragic death in gravel pit. - Charles Snell, 22, was swimming Sunday with several companions.

Winchester, Ind. -- Charles Snell, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Snell, of southeast of here, was drowned about 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a gravel pit near the Mt. Zion Church, four miles southeast of Winchester.

With three companions, James and Loren Quick and Ralph Gardner, all of southeast of Winchester, Young Snell had gone into the gravel pit. Unable to swim, he was using the inner tube of an automobile tire to keep afloat.

When the boys had reached a point in the pit where the water is 35 to 40 feet deep, they noticed several girls coming toward the pit and decided they should return to the bank and attempt to get dressed before the girls arrived.

The Quick boys and young Gardner swam ashore and were hurriedly dressing when they noticed that Snell was not with them. The inner tube was seen floating in the pit.

Police were notified and a short time later Sheriff Lester Mann, Deputy Kora Davis and Chief of Police Bullock began dragging the pit with grappling hooks. They brought up the body of Snell at 5:30 o'clock.

Snell's three companions were at a loss to explain how he lost his life. It appeared that in the rush to reach shore the youth had slipped out of inner tube and becoming further excited had sunk without uttering a sound.

Young Snell is survived by the parents and four brother; John, of Muncie, Gerald and Andy of near Winchester, and Donald, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Jennings of near Farmland, and Mrs. Donald Hill of Richmond.

The body was taken to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Church, with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1937

Suicide - Frank McKinley hangs himself in sheep shed. - Aged man had been despondent of late.

Portland, Ind. -- Frank McKinley, 66, was found hanging in a sheep shed about 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Emma Valentine, about six miles southeast of Portland. The body was badly decomposed when found by George Valentine, a grandson of Mrs. Valentine, and it is believed that McKinley hung himself Monday between 8 and 9 o'clock.

McKinley has made his home with his sister for several years. He was a teamster and did other work about the neighborhood, but his condition of late has been such that he was unable to do hard work. Hiss absence did not alarm Mrs. Valentine. Mr.

Valentine had occasion to go to the sheep shed and upon opening the door found the aged man. He had evidently tied a rope about ten feet long about his neck and jumped off a manger. Deputy Coroner George Fry was notified and he made a trip to the Valentine farm.

The body was brought to the Williamson and Son funeral parlor in Portland. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Claude Green of Muncie; one grandson, two granddaughters, two sisters, Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Libb Guinn, of Mt. Cory, O.; three half brothers, Ross McKinley, of Green Township, Clem McKinley of Collett, and Clifford McKinley of Columbus, O. The body will remain at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the chapel at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning with the Rev. J. H. Nall officiating.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 20, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Mary O. Maloon passes away at home of her son. - She was born in Paulding County, Ohio and lived here 50 years.

Mrs. Mary O. Maloon, mother of Calvin Maloon, of the Backstay Welt factory, passed away this morning at the home of her son 1107 West Oak street after about four weeks illness. Her condition became serious about two weeks ago and while all possible was done for her, she failed to rally and she passed away at 30 minutes after 3 o'clock.

Mrs. Maloon was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Taylor and she was born at the old family home in Paulding County, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1860. There she grew up and attended school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to William Maloon, who died some 10 years ago.

On here marriage Mrs. Maloon moved to Union City and she has lived here ever since, a period of about 50 years.

Mrs. Maloon was a good Christian woman and almost a life-long member of the United Brethren church and during her years of health, was always ready and willing to do her share of any good work that needed to be done.

Mrs. Maloon is survived by the following children: Mrs. Cora Miller, Lima, O., Frank Maloon, Union City, O., C. Maloon, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Anderson Miller of Rural Route, Ft. Recovery, O., Calvin Maloon, 1107 West Oak street. There are also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Susan McClure, of Jackson, Mich. and one brother Samuel Taylor of Bowling Green, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home for preparation for burial, after which it will be returned to the Calvin Maloon home.

The funeral will be held from the United Brethren church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 23, 1937

Passes Away - Joseph P. Higi, formerly of near this city is dead. - Passes away at home of his son in Muncie, Ind. Sunday.

Muncie, Ind. -- Joseph Higi, retired farmer, father of Charles G. Higi, county prosecutor, died early yesterday morning after an extended illness. He was 76.

Mr. Higi came to this city in 1917 from Union City. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Mrs. Higi died in 1935.

Besides the son, Clarence Higi, he is survived by a second son, Raymond Higi of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Mercker of Quincy, Ill., and four grandchildren.

The Rev. Father e. J. Houlihan will conduct services at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Lawrence Catholic church. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery at Union City. Friends may call at the Meeks mortuary after noon today.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 23, 1937

William Spring passes away at his home in Lima, Ohio. - He was the brother of Mrs. Lawrence Lyons and well known.

Word was received here today of the death of William Spring at his home in Lima, Ohio, sometime early this morning. He had been ill for the past year, and for the past several weeks his condition had been serious, and during which time the relatives visited him a number of times.

William Spring was the son of James and Catharine Spring and he was born near Richmond, Ind., Jan. 14, 1860, where he grew up and attended school. He was married to Miss Agnes Flaherty of near North Salem, who, with one son Jay (James) Spring, survives. Two children died when young.

For many years Spring followed farming on the old home place north of Union City, of which he made a success.

For a few years he was a resident of Union City, and he with Mrs. Spring moved from here to Lima, O., where William Spring became connected with the Buckeye Refining Co., a position he held with credit to himself and satisfaction to the company until three years ago when he was retired on a pension.

William Spring was a fine type of American citizenship, and respected and honored by all who knew him. He was a good Christian and a life-long member of the Catholic church.

Many friends here will regret to learn of his death, and he will be sincerely mourned.

Besides the above he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lyons of the Lawrence and Mary Eats, and one brother James Spring who has been confined to his home on Division street with illness for a long time.

He is also survived by five grandsons.

The funeral will take place next Thursday at 9 a. m. from St. John's church in Lima, Ohio. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery one mile north of Union City.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 26, 1937

Died --- Funeral services for Arthur Miles, husband of Mrs. Belle Dill Miles, formerly a resident of Union City for many years, will be held at their home, 500 First St., Piqua, O., Friday at 2 p. m. Burial will take place in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 30, 1937

Death Angel - Steps in and calls Ernest J. Rich to his last reward. - He lived a great number of years in Union City.

Word came to this city today of the death of Ernest J. Rich, 59, son of the late Albert J. Rich and wife of this city, at his home in Dayton, O., Sunday. He was born in Hillgrove, Ohio, and later moved with his parents to Spartanburg and Union City. His death was caused by heart failure.

He leaves a wife and three children, besides two brothers, Jacob of Hartford City, Ind., and Sam of Dunkirk, Ind.

He had lived in Dayton, O., for the past 18 years and was employed by a large Baking Co.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 30, 1937

Left Request - Asks that 23rd Psalm and poems be included in funeral service. - Many friends mourn the passing of a splendid woman.

There are many sad hearts in Union City today over the passing of Mrs. Alice Ames Smith, widow of W. E. Smith, who during his life was one of Union City's leading business men who died in 1903

The death of Mrs. Smith followed several weeks illness and she passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 1937, at thirty minutes past 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Alice Ames Smith was born Dec. 21, 1854, in Indianapolis and she was the daughter of the Rev. W. Ames, a well known divine of his day and Mrs. Mary Booth Ames, a well known pioneer woman, who lived ninety years in Indiana, and was among the early settlers of old Salem, Ind. She died in 1909.

Mrs. Smith's early life was spent at Greencastle, Ind., where she grew up and attended school. She was a talented musician and came to Union City during the eighties as a teacher of piano. For several years she resided at Maple Grove farm and was the first teacher of Mrs. Ada Morris Anderson.

The then Miss Alice Ames was married June 24, 1889, to W. K. Smith, when she came to Union City to reside, and spent the rest of her life at the fine old home, 413 North Columbia St.

She at once became identified with Union City's social and civic life and was very active in social affairs. She was a charter member of the Over The Tea Cups club, Ticknor club, Cecilian club and a club known as the Bankroft club, which took a prominent part in our literary and social life for a number of years.

While she never joined any one church, she was of a deep religious nature, and never failed to do her share toward any betterment of civic, social, and church life, and religious principles were instilled in her life. She was the niece of Bishop E. R. Ames, a leading Methodist church dignitary of his day. Another uncle was Newton Booth, Governor of California and later a United states Senator from that state.

There was about Mrs. Smith, a modest quiet dignity, yet with a charming and pleasing presence which endeared her to all who were fortunate enough to know her. She has meant a great deal to the community of her adoption, and she will be sincerely mourned and long remembered.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ames Fitzgerald, president of the Union City School Board, and son Walter Smith, of Indianapolis. Also four grandchildren.

The funeral services were held from the family home Sunday at 4 p. m. and not nearly all who came to pay a last tribute could gain entrance. The flowers sent by loving friends and floral tributes were in great profusion and very beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. Forbes Robinson.

At her death Mrs. Smith left written request that the funeral service include the reading of the twenty-third psalm and certain excerpts from the works of Tennyson and Whittier. After the prayer of invocation, the Lord's Prayer and psalms 130 and 23, the minister read from the invocation to In Memoriam, readings from the Gospel of St. John, and selected readings from Tennyson and Whittier. The burial took place in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 30, 1937

Died -- David Francis Schwab at the residence on North Howard street, Sunday, August 29th, aged 85 years. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call after Monday.; Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m., Central Standard Time, at the funeral home. Rev. Noble Schlecty officiating. Interment in Collinsville, Ohio. -- B. B. Brooks, Mortician.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1937

Died -- Ernest J. Rich, age 59, at his home in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday August 29th, 1937. Funeral will be held at Spartanburg Methodist Church Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. (C.S.T.), Rev. Irvin Posey officiating. Burial in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 10, 1937

Fall Fatal - Charles R. Harshman succumbs to the injuries received yesterday. - He never regained consciousness and he passed away at 12:30 this morning.

Charles R. Harshman passed away this morning at 30 minutes past midnight as the result of his accident as told about in yesterday's (Thursday's) Times.

Harshman was helping his employer Frank Stack haul gravel from the Stack pits south of the Greenville-Winchester pike, also know as the old state road.

Charles Harshman, his brother Roscoe, and Frank Stack driving a Chevrolet truck were hauling a load of gravel and when about at 11 a. m. and about a quarter of a mile east of the State Line, Charles ' hat blew off. Frank was bringing the truck to a standstill when Charles stepped off while the truck was still moving slowly. Charles lost his balance and fell backwards, the back of his head striking the hard surface tarvia road.

When Frank and Roscoe got to Charles' side they found him unconscious. Frank called Hugh Jackson whose home happened to be just opposite. Hugh came out with his car and the injured man was rushed to the Union City Hospital. He was found to have a fractured skull and he never recovered conscious but died at the time stated above.

Charles Raymond Harshman was the son of Frank and Sarah Poorman Harshman and he was born July 23, 1900 in Jackson township near New Lisbon.

He attended the Jackson school and when he became of age he secured employment with Frank Stack where he has been employed for the past 15 years. He was married April 19, 1924, to Miss Fern Shaneyfelt who survives him, and the young couple resided near Hillgrove about two miles east of Union City.

Charles Harshman was a good young man, honest, faithful and industrious and well liked by all who knew him.

Needless to say his employer feels very badly over the deplorable accident although of course not the slightest blame attaches to him. It was entirely one of those unusual unavoidable accidents.

Besides the wife he is survived by five brothers; Roscoe, Harley and Elmer of near Hillgrove, Herschel of Winchester and Kenneth Harshman of Union City.

Four sisters Mrs. Jessie Gagle of Ft. Rcovery, O., Mrs. Dorothy Funk of Greenville, O. Mrs. Iva Coblentz, of Union City, and one half-sister Mrs. Clara Ross, also of Union City.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the Harshman home near Hillgrove. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the United Brethren Church, conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, September 13, 1937

Active Life - James Short, for forty years a railroad man, passes away. - One of Union City's best known and highly honored citizens.

James Short, better known to his host of friends as "Peggy" Short, passed away Saturday a little after 4 o'clock in the afternoon after an illness covering a period of several months. He returned from a visit to the home of his sister in California July 4th, not feeling well. About eight weeks ago he was taken to the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis where he spent five and a half weeks, and a week ago last Wednesday he was brought to the Union City hospital. Before going to California he resided with his daughter Mrs. Anna Burke, on Wall Street.

He never rallied and in spite of all that could be done for him he gradually grew weaker until the end as stated above.

James J. Short was the son of John and Mary Ann Short, and he was born in Belfast, Ireland, May 12, 1862. When he was still an infant in arms his parents came to America. The family landed in Union City and it was Col. J. Patchell, of honored memory who carried baby Short to their first home in Union City in 1867.

James grew up and attended St. Mary's school, and he was married June 27, 1887 to Miss Alice Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Atkinson.

The young couple made their home at 619 North street, where they resided until the death of the wife, July 7, 1934.

James Short secured a place with the Big 4 railroad as brakeman and by strict attention to his work he was promoted to a conductorship which position he held for 23 years, and his last run was one of the star runs of the New York Central Lines, the great Southwestern Limited number 11 from Cleveland to Indianapolis.

James or "Peggy" as he was known was a genial whole-souled man and he loved to mingle with his fellowman. He was a member of the old K. of P. lodge, the Elks lodge, the Knights of Columbus, and he was a life-long member of St. Mary's church. He possessed a brilliant intellect and he wrote a great deal of interesting poetry which he love to recite. He was much in demand in the Elks lodge meetings as an entertainer. Perhaps no man in Union City was personally acquainted with as many of the big men of the country as conductor Short.

On his retirement from active service five years ago, his brother railroad men gave a big banquet for him in Indianapolis, which was attended by the prominent railroad men of the day. Probably no man of this community had more real friends than "Peggy" Short, and his death has caused a mantle of sorrow to settle over the city, and he will be long remembered and sincerely mourned.

He is survived by two children, Mrs. Anna Burke, wife of James L. Burke, of wall street and Mrs. Ellen Dawson, of Union City, two grandchildren James L. Burke, Jr. and Mary Alice Burke, also three brothers as follows; John and Daniel Short of Union City, O, and William Short of New Castle, Ind. Also three sisters Mrs. Sarah Holderman, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Louis Moody, Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Wm. Snell, of Jacumba, Calif.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where it will remain until the hour of the funeral Tuesday at 9 a. m., from St. Mary's church, Rev. Theo. Hammes officiating. Burial in the St. Mary's cemetery.

The Elks lodge of sorrow in James Short's honor will be held this evening at the lodge room.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, September 23, 1937

Struck - By an automobile, Darke County woman is killed. - Mrs. Minnie Brown dies; son seriously hurt crossing road near Greenville.

Greenville, Ohio -- Injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile driven by Glennis Baker, 23 years old, living near Arcanum, shortly after 6:30 o'clock last evening, caused the death shortly afterward of Mrs. Minnie Brown, 32 years old, a housekeeper of Joseph Maiden, a farmer living one-half mile south of Greenville on the Greenville-Dayton Road. Mrs. Brown's son, James, seven years old, also hit by the car, was seriously injured.

The accident occurred in front of the Maiden residence as Mrs. Brown started across the road with her son. The woman had gone to the barn, located directly across the road from the Maiden home, to bring back her son, who is deaf and dumb.

Baker told Darke County Sheriff Linn Browne he saw Mrs. Brown and her son leave the barn and start onto the road. Baker was driving south at the time a northbound truck, was just passing the point. Mrs. Brown and her son waited until the truck passed and then walked into the path of his auto, Baker said.

He said he blew his horn in a attempt to warn the two persons and that when he saw a crash was immanent he tried to ditch his car to avoid hitting them. The mother, who also was deaf, and son were sideswiped by the car.

Mrs. Brown was thrown through the glass on the driver's side. She suffered a 15 inch cut on her neck and was almost decapitated. She was removed to the Greenville Hospital where she died at 6:55 o'clock, a few minutes after arrival of a severed jugular vein, broken neck, and fractured skull.

The boy is at the hospital in a serious condition with possible internal injuries. Hospital dispatches reported he was bleeding at the nose and mouth when admitted and possibly had suffered a punctured lung.

Mrs. Brown and son came from Kentucky to Ohio about a year ago. Maiden said he knew little about her family connections. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral Parlor in Greenville where it will remain while authorities attempted to contact relatives.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state she was born June 11, 1905 in Laurel Co., KY. Her parents were George and Sally Wright Parker. Her spouse was Robert Brown and she was a widowed housekeeper. She was buried at Ft. Jefferson Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 24, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Rachel Sullenbarger passes away at Greenville, Ohio. - Had lived a great many years, near Popular Grove Church.

Mrs. Rachel Sullenbarger, age 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Chields, 710 Front Street, Greenville, Ohio, Thursday at 1:45 p. m. Mrs. Sullenberger who lived most of her life in the vicinity of the Popular Grove Church had been ailing for the past year. The body will be held in state at the C. J. Miller Undertaking establishment, Greenville, O., until 1 p. m., Sunday when it will be removed to the Popular Grove Church for burial services at 2 p. m. Interment in the Snell Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Kind will conduct the services. The deceased leave the following relatives: Five sons, and three daughters, two step-sons and three step-daughters, five brothers and three sisters, eight grandchildren and twelve step-grandchildren.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state she was born October 31, 1864 in Darke Co., Ohio Her parents were John and Rebecca Friend Flory. Her spouse was Ephrium Sullenbarger and she was a widowed housekeeper.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, September 27, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Mary Persons passes away in this city. - Had lived a great many years in this community.

Mrs. Mary A. Persons, aged 88 years, 8 months and 4 days, native of England, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her residence 737 West Division street here following an illness of two months. She came to this country with her parents in 1852 at the age of three years and settled in Jay County. In a few years the family moved to this city.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Artie Burk and Mrs. Henry Miller, both of this city, and five grandchildren. Her husband, John M. Persons, died in 1880. She was a member of the M. E. Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home, where the body was removed. Burial will be in the Union City Cemetery.

(Further information from an Obituary published Oct. 12, 1937 - Mary Ann Persons, daughter of John and Emma Laurance, was born in Lincolnshire, England on January 22nd, 1849. She was married to John M. Persons on March 6th, 1873. John M. Persons died on May 27th, 1890. Mrs. Persons early in life united with the Methodist Episcopal church and on arriving in Union City joined the First M. E. Church. She was also survived by four great grandchildren.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1937

Called Home - Miss Elizabeth Ryan passes away after two weeks illness. - She was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Ryan of Spartanburg.

Miss Elizabeth Ryan, a well known and valued member of St. Mary's church, died at eleven o'clock this morning, after an illness covering a period of two weeks. Her illness became alarming in a few days and she was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Ryan and she was born in Spartanburg, Ind., June 6, 1872, and she was therefore 65 years of age. She spent her young girlhood days and attended school in the Spartanburg and Harrisburg districts.

For many years she resided south of Harrisville on the new state road with her sister, Mrs. James Hart who passed away June 6 of this year.

Miss Ryan was a fine Christian woman, a life-long member of St. Mary's Church and she was a valued member of The Blessed Virgin Sodality. She took a great interest in church and social affairs. Many friends always greeted her with pleasure and they will sincerely mourn her death.

She was also the sister of Mrs. Barney McGill, a well known Union City business man who died many years ago. Mrs. McGill passed away at Ft. Wayne, Ind., two years ago. She is survived by two nephews, Thomas and James McGill and one niece, Miss Catherine McGill, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The remains were taken to the Fraze funeral home and returned to the residence three miles west of the city Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday at St. Marys Catholic Church at 9 a. m., conducted by Father Theo. Hammes. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1937

Death Calls - Aaron L. Bennett passes out this morning at eight forty-five. - He had not been well for some time and died suddenly. - He was a prominent citizen and had served on the City Council.

The death of Aaron Bennett, which occurred this Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, 1937, at his home, corner of North Columbia and Division streets, at forty-five minutes past eight o'clock proved a great shock to Union City, for, while he had not been feeling well for some weeks, he was up and about and seemed in good spirits.

This morning he rose at the regular time and ate breakfast, sat and talked a while and seemed to be feeling better.

He then took breakfast up to A. B. Schuyler, who makes his home with the Bennetts.

A little later Mr. Bennett complained of his chest and Mrs. Bennett told him he'd better lie down a bit, which he did. A few minutes later he called for Mrs. Bennett who hurried to his side, and in a very few moments he passed away.

Aaron L. Bennett was born Sept. 16, 1866, two miles south of Union City on the old Bennett farm. Here he was brought up and attended school. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Bennett.

He was married to Jennie McClure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram McClure, Dec. 20, 1888. For the past fifteen years they have resided at the corner of North Columbia and Division streets, where Mr. and Mrs. Bennett conducted a very successful sanitorium

On his arrival in Union City, Mr. Bennett secured a place as foreman of the Bridge and Building gang of the Big 4 railroad, a place which he filled with credit for a number of years.

For some years he engaged in business and he operated the Bennett restaurant in the old ford home, now the Knuckols restaurant and also the Theatre restaurant on Pearl street. He retired from the restaurant business some years ago to establish a vapur bath sanitarium.

Mr. Bennett was a real Christian gentleman and a devout member of the First Christian church. He also took a great interest in civic affairs and for two terms served as a member of the city council. He was possessed of a pleasant personality, quiet and unassuming. Many were his friends who will grieve over his death. For his helpful nature, kind disposition, and good work generally he will be sincerely mourned and long remembered.

He is survived by the widow who is prostrated with sorrow over her great loss. One son Louis Bennett, of Dayton, one daughter Mrs. Mary Bennett Reece, also of Dayton, one grandchild Royce McClure Bennett, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wilkerson, residing with her daughter Mrs. Verna Bugher, North Columbia street; Mrs. Amy Cully, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Ida Ellis, of near Greenville, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for preparation for burial and returned to the residence Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 4 p. m., conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson and Rev. Ben Holroyd. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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