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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 1, 1937

Sad Death - Miss Opal J. Townsend passes away. - Had been in ill health for only two weeks.

Miss Opal June Townsend, 19, passed away yesterday afternoon after two weeks illness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burrel Townsend, who live over the Miami theatre.

She is survived besides the parents, by two sisters, Mildred and Helen and one brother, Burrel, Jr.

The funeral services will be held from the Fraze Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 1, 1937

Passes Away - Attorney Robt. T. Mannix dies suddenly this morning. - Was found dead in a room at Biltmore Hotel in Dayton, Ohio.

Word was received this morning that Attorney Robert T. Mannix of the law firm of Billingsley and Mannix, Greenville, Ohio died this morning at the Biltmore Hotel, Dayton, Ohio, where he was stopping over for the night. Bob was well known in this city and was ?? years old last September.

He leaves a wife and son John. His mother and father Mr. and Mrs. John Manniz, two brothers and two sisters.

Being a graduate of Notre Dame University and the Cincinnati Law College he was considered a good lawyer and his many friends in this city will be shocked to hear of his departure. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made but will be announced in these columns later.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 4, 1937

Called Away - Irvin H. Key succumbed this morning after a long illness. - He was formerly foreman Union City Carriage Works training dept.

Irvin H. Key, a well known and honored resident of Union City, passed away at 1:30 this morning at his home, 1003 West Oak street, after a long illness, covering a period of three years, and for the last few months he was confined to his bed. Everything possible was done for him and he received the best of care and while he made a brave fight for life, fate decreed otherwise and he was forced to succumb to the Grim Reaper.

Irvin Hayes Key was the son of David and Mary Key, and he was born at Perrysville, Ky., Jan. 21, 1888. There he resided and attended school until his 17th year when he went to Franklin, Ind., to take a place as telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He held this position until 1911, when he came to Union City. Here he was employed as an operator for the Big 4 railroad. After holding that position for about one and a half years, after which he went to the Union City Carriage Works.

He was married to Miss Agnes Schoenberger, Sept. 27, 1915, and to this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Virginia Short, of Los Angeles, Calif.

At the carriage works he was employed under Cal Swisher and James Schoenberger and at the latter's death Mr. Key accepted the foremanship of the training department. After a number of years he went to the Union City Body Co. to take a similar place.

Later he gave up factory work and engaged in the shoe repairing business on West Pearl street. He conducted this business for a couple of years when ill health forced him to retire. He is survived by the widow and one daughter Mrs. Robert Short, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Irvin Key was a good citizen and a Christian gentleman being a member of the Lutheran church. He was also a member of the Redman's Lodge of Franklin, Ind. He was industrious, honest and dependable and his death will be sincerely mourned.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed 1003 West Oak street where the funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., conducted by the Rev. H. A. Barth, of the First Lutheran church. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 5, 1937

Greenville Man Auto Victim

New Albany, Ind. - John C. Schamel, 76, of Greenville, O., was dead today, an automobile victim northwest of here. He was killed by a car driven by Nathan B. Hughes, St. Louis salesman, Saturday night on U. S. highway 150 as he was on his way home from a Masonic meeting. He had been called out of bed to the meeting to make a quarum.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Samuel Caupp passes away following an operation. - She with her family move to Jackson, O. from Rossburg, O.

Mrs. Samuel Caupp passed away Monday afternoon at 2:45 after four weeks of illness, caused by a growth on her back and for which she underwent an operation at the Union City hospital. She seemed to be recovering and was returned to her home from the hospital when she took a turn for the worse and the end came as stated above.

The family came from Rossburg about 10 years ago and occupied a farm located at the first cross-roads east of Poplar Grove church.

Mrs. Caupp, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Rynard is survived by the husband, Samuel Caupp a cousin of Dan Caupp of this city, and son Harold Caupp at home and one daughter Mrs. Gladys Bailey of Decatur, Ind.

The funeral will take place Thursday at 1:30 p. m. from the Christian Church in Ansonia conducted by Rev. Perry. Interment in the Ansonia cemetery.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Elizabeth was born January 9, 1885 near Portland, Ind. Her parents were listed as William H. and Susan Strader Myers.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 11, 1937

Heart Attack - Causes the death of Samuel S. Staudt, prominent farmer. - Was a former teacher in Jackson, Ohio school.

Samuel S. Staudt, 60, the well known farmer and former school teacher, passed away at his home four miles north of this city Friday afternoon as result of heart trouble.

Mr. Staudt was a graduate of the east Side High school, and from Normal College at Ada, Ohio. He taught in rural schools in Jackson Township for five years after graduating from college. He was a pioneer conductor of the old Dayton & Muncie Traction lines. Mr. Staudt was a member of the Methodist Church here and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Ansonia, Ohio.

He is survived by a son Greeley and wife of Union City, three sisters, Mrs. Carl Daubenmire of Columbis, Ohio, Mrs. R. R. Brooks and Mrs. W. G. Coupess, both of Union City; and a brother O. O. Staudt of Greenville, Ohio.

The funeral services took place this afternoon from the Brooks Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams. Interment took place in the Winchester cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 11, 1937

At Rest - Mrs. Mary Ortlip calmly sleeps after near 100 years of life. - She was the widow of John Ortlip and came to Union City in 1906.

Mrs. Mary Ortlip, who sustained a fall while walking across the floor two weeks ago, as told about in the Times at that time, passed away Sunday at ten minutes past one o'clock Sunday morning, as the result of injuries received in her accident.

Mrs. Mary A. Ortlip was born near Reading, Pa., March 6, 1842, and she was therefore ninety-five years of age at the time of her death. She attended school at her district schools, and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to John Ortlip who died in 1882. After her husband's death she made her home with her son Romanus S. Ortlip who looked after her welfare and comfort for the rest of her life, a period of about 52 years.

In 1906 she moved to Union City with her son, since which time she had resided in this city.

Grandmother Ortlip was a true Christian woman and a faithful member of the Methodist church where she was a regular attendant until about three years ago when old age and infirmities forced her to forego the pleasure of church going. She lived a long and useful life and was one of those fine pioneer women who helped so much to make of this great country what it became.

Mrs. Ortlip is survived by one son, C. R. Ortlip, two grandchildren, Mrs. Harvene Ortlip Harrison and Ralph L. Ortlip. There are five grandchildren and two younger sisters, Mrs. Walter Freed of Boyertown, Pa., and Mrs. Sally Kintzer, of Wemelsdorf, Pa. The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home.

The funeral rites took place today at 1 p. m. from the Ortlip home, 620 North Columbia street, conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. After the services the funeral cortege wended its way to the Union depot where the body was placed on the 2:25 Pennsylvania Lines train for Philadelphia. (The burial took place in Brownback Cemetery, Pennsylvania.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 11, 1937

In The East - J. W. Farabee passes away at Bridgeton, N. J. - Was formerly a prominent former of this community.

J. W. Farabee, 72, who left here 17 years ago, died at his home at Bridgeton, N. J., Saturday morning following a year of ill health. While in this community he was engaged in farming and the lumber business. He is survived by his widow Lillie; three sons, Fred of Bridgeton; Ralph of Hendersonville, N. C.; and Homer of south of this city; and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur North of Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Ella Reitenour of Winchester, and Mrs Thomas Warren of this city. (name of fourth sister is missing) and five grandchildren.

The body reached Union City at 10:03 o'clock Monday morning and was taken to the home of the son, Homer Farabee, eight miles south of the city. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the South Salem Church, with the Rev. Earl Lantz of this city, and the Rev. Albert N. Shockney of Portland, officiating. Interment will be in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 12, 1937

Brought Here - David Lambert succumbs after a stroke in Saginaw, Michigan. - The Brooks ambulance arrived here with the remains this morning.

As announced in a telegram in the Times yesterday, David Lambert died Sunday night Oct. 10 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Roland Alexander, Saginaw, Mich. In a letter to the Rimes received this morning Mrs. Alexander, who was formerly Miss Hazel Lambert says: "My Dad, Mr. David Lambert suffered a stroke last night and is in a serious condition. I wish you would publish this so that we may be able to reach all the folks down there and let them know. Signed Mrs. Roland Alexander, 1738 Monroe street, Saginaw, Mich.

The telegram announced his death a few hours after the above letter was written.

David Lambert was at one time a well known resident of Union City. He was the son of Wm. Lambert and was born on a farm North of the old Buckhorn sawmill, 77 years ago. He was the brother of George Lambert, North State Line and Art Lambert, a Big 4 conductor, who died about 20 years ago.

Dave Lambert was married to Miss May Foutz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foutz. He is survived by two sons, Claude and Homer, and one daughter Mrs. Hazel Alexander of Saginaw, Mich.

For many years Dave Lambert and family resided on North State Line street in Union City. He was a painter by trade, and he left here some years ago for Michigan. His last visit back to Union City was made about two years ago.

Mrs. Lambert passed away a year ago. Besides the children he is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Wolf of New Lisbon.

Funeral 2 p. m. Thursday at the U. B. Church, Rev. Ludwick officiating. Friends may call after today at the Brooks Funeral Home.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 14, 1937

Young Life - Hilbert Arnold, aged 20, passes away at Winchester, Ind. hospital. - He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Arnold.

Hilbert Arnold, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Arnold, fell a victim to the dread pneumonia late Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital after a heroic effort had been made to save his life with the aid of the oxygen tent. He had been working at the Inland factory in Dayton, O., and for the past week had been afflicted with a cold. He came home Friday.

He grew rapidly worse and Sunday he took to his bed. Pneumonia developed and yesterday, Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. he was rushed to the hospital in the Brooks ambulance. In spite of all that medical science could do he passed away at 5 p. m. Wednesday.

Hilbert Arnold was born Feb. 12, 1917 in the home on North Columbia street where the Arnolds at that time resided. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Arnold, who reside on the Ansonia road, first turn to the right after passing the big curve and first house on the East side of the road.

Hilbert attended the Jackson, Ohio school, where he was a popular student and he graduated with the Class of 1937. After his graduation, he was employed for a time at the Bailey Manufacturing plant on the East Side. He next went to Dayton, O., where he was a drill operator in the Inland factory.

He was a very likable young man of fine character and many friends will mourn his untimely death. He is survived by the parents, three sisters, Dorothy Dean, Thetis and Imogene; and one brother Gene Richard. He was the nephew of Mrs. Wilbur Price of this city and Mrs. Maynard Willis of Jackson, O.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home from where it was returned to the family home near the Ansonia road.

The funeral will take place from the United Brethren Church Saturday at 2 p. m. C.S.T., conducted by Rev. Ira Clark. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 18, 1937

Long Life - George W. Washler passes away at his home in this city. - Widely known farmer had lived in this community all his life.

George W. Washler, 88, retired farmer, who lived many years three miles northwest of the city, died Friday night at his home, 322 Carter street. He was born in Frederick, Md., in 1849, moved to Ohio in 1864, and to Randolph County in 1878. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the farm bureau. He is survived by three daughters and five sons: Mrs. Jesse Baker of west of this city, Mrs. James Kreider of northwest of the city, Mrs. Cora Wagner of Dayton, O., Clarence Washler of Lynn, Frank and John of near Saratoga, Chester of northwest of this city, and Orla of Langdon, Kan. Besides these relatives are 29 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Elizabeth Ebel of Decatur, Ill., and one brother, Charles Washler of Rolling Prairie, Ind. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where services were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. John A. Watson officiating. Interment was made in the Lisbon Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 18, 1937

Died --- Jeanette Goldine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Harshbarger Sunday Oct. 17, 1937, aged one month and 14 days. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence, 428 E. Main street Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence Monday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Berkabile. Interment in Brethren Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 18, 1937

Died --- Miss Eldine Ware, yesterday at Woodington, O. Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock (C. S. T.) Mrs. Harriet Glover, of Dayton, O. will have charge of the services. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state Esther Uldine (Dean) Ware was born March 19, 1911, the daughter of Patrick Henry Ware (b. Preble Co., OH) and Anna Letitia Levering (b. Miami Co., OH) She was single.]

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 19, 1937

Stranger - Edward Rowe from nowhere dies in this city last night. - He came here June 13 and worked for the furniture factory.

Edward Rowe, who it seems hailed from nowhere in particular and was a stranger in Union City, died last night after about five weeks illness. He became ill, Aug. 14, and steadily grew worse, and on Sept. 24 he was taken to the Union City hospital in the ambulance. Here he received medical attention and was cared for. He failed to rally however and passed away at 4 o'clock this Tuesday morning.

The case was turned over to Trustee Louis Stump but up to the hour of going to press, no relatives or friends had been contacted.

He came here on the date stated above and went to work in the furniture factory where he was employed until he became ill. He boarded at the Knuchol's home and rooming house and so far as known none came to see him while he was here. He had stated that he was unmarried and had no brothers or sisters or near relatives. According to his social security card he was 58 years old and was born in Springfield, O. From his conversations at different times, it seems he had worked in Celina, O., and also Ansonia, O.

The body was taken to the Morris funeral home from where the funeral will take place Wednesday conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Burial in the city cemetery.

(The body was placed in the public vault at the Union City Cemetery with the hope that some of the relatives of the departed might make themselves known.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 19, 1937

Well Known - Hugh Onkst prominent farmer dies following an operation. - Was formerly a school teacher and Sunday school superintendent.

The news of the death of Hugh Onkst which occurred last night at 10 o'clock proved a shock to this city for he was well known and always a welcome visitor in Union City. He had not been in good health for the past five years. His condition became alarming the latter part of last week and Saturday he was taken to the Union City hospital where he underwent an operation Saturday morning. Despite all that could be done for him, he passed away at the time stated above.

Hugh Onkst was the son of William Onkst and wife of Rural Route 4 out of Greenville, O. and he was born on the old Onkst home place Jan. 2, 1896. He attended the East Side school and graduated with the class of 1914, after which he attended the Normal college at Athens, O.

He was married June 28, 1917 to Miss Lillian Sharp, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. F. Sharp. One son Harold Roy aged 8 was born to this union and who with the widow survive. He is also survived by the parents Mr. and Mrs. William Onkst.

Hugh Onkst took up the teachers profession and for three years taught in the Washington township schools. He had to give up teaching owing to ill health and besides looking after the farm work he secured employment with the Union City Body Co. where he worked until last week when he became ill.

Mr. Onkst was a fine example of young American manhood. He was a good Christian and was prominent member of the Popular Grove church. He was formerly the Superintendent of the Sunday School of the church and also acted as pianist and song leader. He spent much of his time in Union City where he had many friends, who will regret to learn of his death and they will sincerely mourn his passing.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home, from where it was returned to the Onkst home a short distance South East of the Popular Grove church.

The funeral will take place Thursday at 2:30 o'clock (E.S.T.) from the Popular Grove church, conducted by Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Burial in the Greenville, O. Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 21, 1937

Passed Away - Frederick Schmidt is called after several weeks illness. - Underwent an operation at Union City Hospital 10 weeks ago.

Frederick Schmidt, brother of Albert Schmidt, of Smith and Teafords, passes away last evening. Ten weeks ago he underwent an operation at the Union City hospital, after which he partially recovered, and returned to his home on Delphos Avenue in Dayton, O. One week ago last Monday he came from Dayton to the home of his brother Al, 621 East Elm street. His condition became rapidly worse and while everything possible was done for him, the end came last evening at five minutes past six o'clock.

Frederick Schmidt or Fred as he was known to his many friends, was the son of John P. and Mary Schmidt, and he was born in Union City, March 12, 1887.

He attended the East Side school from which he graduated. After his graduation he assisted his father in his meat market, on South Columbia street known as the South Side Meat Market, until 1912, when he took employment at the Union City Body factory. After two years here he left for Dayton where he secured employment in the Maxwell and Chrysler auto plant. He next went to the Burket Body Shop, and at the time of his demise he was employed in the Frigidaire plant.

He was married in 1917 to Miss Edith Savage who with Mr. Scmidt's father survive. There are also three brothers, Albert Schmidt, of the Smith and Teaford garage, Henry Schmidt, of Hillsboro, O., and Wm. Schmidt of Indianapolis.

There is also one sister, Mrs. Frederika Reish, of Hartford City, Ind.

Fred Schmidt was an industrious honest young man, a credit to his community and many friends will mourn his passing.

The body was taken to Dayton for preparation for burial and will be returned here to the home of the brother, 621 East Elm street. The funeral will take place Sunday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) from the United Brethren church conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 25, 1937

Passed Away - J. W. Lane is called after many years of asthma affliction. - He had lived for many years on a farm west of the city.

J. W. (Wes) Lane, a well known farmer died this morning at 45 minutes after 12 o'clock at the home four miles west of Union City. Mr. Lane was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, Feb. 7, 1874 and he was the son of George and Emily David Lane. He came to Randolph County many years ago. He was for the past 35 years afflicted with asthma and this with uremic poisoning was the cause of his death. When his condition became critical he was taken to the Randolph county hospital.

He was a frequent visitor in Union City which he considered his home town and he was always made welcome wherever he cared to call.

When a young man he was married to Miss Emily Davids, who with the following children survive him: Mrs. J. D. McDaniel, Summitville, Ind., Paul Lane, Frankfort, Ind., Bruce Lane and Mrs. Kenneth Shreeve, Union City. Three brothers and four sisters, also survive.

The remains were taken to the Fraze funeral home from where they will be returned to the late home of the deceased Tuesday.

The funeral will take place from the Harrisville church Wednesday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. J. E. McCorkle.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 25, 1937

Fumes - From carbon monoxide gas causes death of Saratoga man. - Ralph Wolf is discovered stricken in garage by wife.

Saratoga, Ind. -- Ralph Wolf, 48, chief engineer at the Louden Packing Company plant for several years, was found dead in the garage at his home here by his wife at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Coroner Lowell W. Painter reported.

Mr. Wolf had gone to the garage about an hour earlier with the intention of getting some coal, but had been working on his car, the muffler of which had been repaired.

Mrs. Wolf, becoming alarmed at her husband's prolonged absence, went to the garage and found the body lying beside the car, the motor of which had been started, with the garage doors closed. Mr. Wolf had fallen forward to the floor when overcome by the poisonous fume.

Surviving besides the widow, Opal, are the father, Freemont Wolf, and one sister, Mrs. Perry Almonrode. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 25, 1937

At Rest - Mrs. J. C. Northlane passes away after a long active life. - Had lived in Union City for the last fifty years.

Mrs. J. C. Northlane, one of Union City's best known and most highly respected women, passed away this morning at fifteen minutes past seven o'clock at the home of her son-in-law Frank J. Haselmire, and wife, corner of North Howard and Pearl streets, after an illness covering a period of some months. For some years she and her daughter, Marie Northlane, had been residing at Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Northlane and daughter came to Union City last May for their regular summer visit, when Mars. Northlane became ill. She gradually grew weaker and the end came as stated above.

Mrs. Northlane was born April 11, 1855, at New Castle, Ind. She was formerly Miss Caroline Guisinger and she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John S. Guisinger.

She attended school in New Castle and later she was educated for a school teacher in Anderson, Ind.

For a year she was the very efficient teacher of a school in Frankter, Ind. and she was married Oct. 16, 1878 at Anderson, Ind., to John C. Northlane, a well known railroad man, and they moved to Wolcott, Ind., where the young husband had been appointed as agent for the Pennsylvania Lines Railroad. After a few years he was promoted to the agency in Union City and the family moved to Union City. For many years they resided on North Columbia street, and Mr. Northlane preceded the wife to the better world, Oct. 16, 1917.

On coming to Union City Mrs. Northlane at once became identified with Union City's church and social circles. She was a charter member of the Over The Tea Cups, which she helped to organize. She was also a member of the Ticknor club, the Newman club and the old Bankcroft club. She was possessed of a fine intellect and this coupled with very adequate equipment and training, made her outstanding in her literary work, and a valuable member for her different clubs.

She was also a devout Christian and a life-long member of the Catholic church, and an active member of the Rosary Society.

She was always helpful, ready to do more than her share, and she helped much for the upbuilding of the city of her adoption.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alta Haselmire and Miss Marie Northlane, one grandson Franklin Haselmire, of Lima, O., and one great grandson Billie Haselmire. Two brothers, Earl Gusinger, of Elwood and Walter Guisinger, of Peru, Ind. Two sisters, Miss Amanda Guisinger of Anderson, Ind., and Mrs. Joel Benefield of Sarasota, Fla. One daughter, Mrs. Ethel Haselmire, passed away in 1903 and an only son died at the age of four.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call. The funeral will be held from the St. Marys church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. Theo. J. Hammes. Interment in the city cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 25, 1937

Young Life - Little David Phillip Sutton aged four crosses the great divide. - He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sutton of the Jewel Shoppe.

A mantle of sorrow descended on the family of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sutton and their friends today over the death of their bright little son David Phillip Sutton aged four who passed away today at high noon after an illness of several months. He was stricken in May with an illness known as Leukemia which is an infection of the blood. Naturally every effort was made to save David Phillip's life including a number of blood transfusions which he was given at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Despite all efforts however, David Phillip, although he fought a brave fight was fated to return to the angelic realms from whence he came.

David Phillip was the son of Paul and Irene Gettinger Sutton of the Jewel Shoppe and he was born in Union City March 28, 1933, and lived most of his four years at the family home 636 North Columbia street and where by his bright presence, cheerful personality he endeared himself to the friends and neighbors who will miss his smiling presence and whose hearts go out to the grief stricken parents.

The survivors are the parents and one sister Ellen.

The body was taken to the Morris funeral home and the funeral arrangement will be made later.

(Interment was in the New Lisbon Cemetery on Wednesday, the 27th.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 25, 1937

Injuries - Received by Mrs. Noah B. Lewis, causes her death. - Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Word has been received in this city of the death of Mrs. Noah B. Lewis, 84, Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Roy Clifton, in Marion, Ind.

She fell a few weeks ago and broke her hip, the shock of which caused her death.

She was the widow of the late N. B. Lewis who was formerly in the shoe business and city treasurer of this city and has been making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clifton who also formerly lived in this city.

She was, when a resident of this city, an active member of the Christian church and had a host of friends who will regret to learn of her demise.

The remains will be brought to the City Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and graveside funeral services will be held at the Union City cemetery where interment will take place.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 29, 1937

Funeral Rites - The services for Mrs. J. W. Knoll will be held Sunday. - Mrs. Knoll passed away while sitting in her chair last night.

Mrs. John W. Knoll was found dead in her rocking chair last evening about six o'clock by Miss Alpha Cramer, a teacher in the East Side school who resided with Mrs. Knoll at the home 316 North Walnut St.

Mrs. Knoll was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Risser and she was born in Montgomery county, O., near Concord church, Aug. 23, 1853. Here she attended school and grew up. She was formerly Miss Ella Risser and some twenty-two years ago she was married to John W. Knoll the well known buggy salesman for years connected with the old Union City Carriage Co. Hohn Knoll died 17 years ago. On their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Knoll took up their residence in Union City and Mrs. Knoll was a resident here for the rest of her life. She resided on West Pearl street, Howard street, and her late home 316 North Walnut street, Union City, O.

She was a devout Christian woman and a life long member of the Methodist church. She was also a very active member of the Mitchell Bible class and was a regular attendant on the class meetings. She was honored and respected by all who knew her and many friends will mourn her passing.

She is survived by the following niece and nephews: Mrs. Minnie Zeiset, Brookville, O., U. S. Landis, West Milton, O.: Harry Risser, Frank Risser, of Dayton, O.; Warren Risser, New Lebanon, O., and Robert Risser, DeQueen, Ark.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call tomorrow (Saturday) up to the hour of the funeral services.

The funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (C.S.T.) from the first Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 29, 1937

Honored Man - John H. Feltman passes away at his home in Ansonia, Ohio. - Held the office of Darke County Commissioner for two years.

By the death Thursday morning of John H. Feltman, of Ansonia, O., a well known leader was removed from the commercial, political and community life of Darke County. Mr. Feltman had not been well for some time but his death was not expected and came as a shock to his family and friends. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock (E.S.T.) from the Fisher Funeral Home, Ansonia, O. Burial will take place in Greenville. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Forbes Robertson, of Union City.

A native of Darke County where he was born June 6, 1865 the son of William Feltman, of Mississinawa township, John H. Feltman was left an orphan during infancy. He grew up in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zerby, of Beamsville, receiving his education in the Beamsville schools. While still a youth he displayed marked ability and aptitude for business, and on reaching manhood he engaged in business enterprises of different kinds. For many years he was engaged in the grain trade from which he retired in 1932. In 1931 he entered the insurance business and was engaged in it up to the day of his decease.

Mr. Feltman married Miss Alera B. Rahm, October 18, 1893, by whom he is survived together with their three children: Lucile L., George R., of Union City, and Charles E., of Ansonia.

Always interested in civic activities Mr. Feltman served as county commissioner for Darke county from 1923 to 1931. He was also interested in church and fraternal organizations having been a member of the Teegarden church, the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, and Knights of Pythias.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records gives the birth as 6 Jan 1865 in Mississinawa Twp., age 72-4-22. His father, William Feltman was born in Germany and his mother's name was not given although it states that she was born in Germany as well. His wife's name is given here as Alvera and at her own death she was listed as Aleria.}

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 1, 1937

Joins Husband - Mrs. Edward Ennis passes away at Noblesville, Ind. Sunday. - She is the third member of the family to pass away within the year.

Misses Crissie and Anna Ennis received a message announcing the death of their sister-in-law Mrs. Edward Ennis, who passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ralph Lenney (Lennen/Lennon) in Noblesville, Ind. this morning, after only a few hours illness with a heart attack. Mrs Ennis was born in Brookville, Ind., 60 years ago and she was married to Edward Ennis 34 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ennis resided in Anderson for many years and last winter, they spent in Union City.

This makes three deaths in the family within the year. Edward died, July 11, 1937 and the mother Mrs. Wash Ennis passed away Jan. 9, 1937.

Mrs. Ennis was formerly Miss Frances Felix of Brookville, Ind.

During her visit and her stay here Mrs. Ennis through her pleasant, friendly personality made many friends in Union City who will regret to hear of her passing. Mrs. Ennis is survived by one daughter Mrs. Frances Ennis Lennon of Noblesville, Ind. She is also survived by one brother at Hamilton, Ohio, Brookville, Ind., and Cincinnati, O. The funeral will take place from the Earl Sells funeral home in Anderson, Ind. and the time will be announced later. Miss Anna Ennis left for Noblesville today.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1937

Dr. Husted - Prominent Greenville, Ohio physician passes away. - Ten day illness of heart disease fatal; last rites to be held Friday.

Greenville, Ohio -- Funeral services for Dr. Eugene G. Husted, 72 years old, prominent Darke County physician who died early Tuesday at his home on East Fourth Street, following a 10 days illness of heart disease, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Ralph Jennings will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. Friends may call at the home. He was the only Darke County surgeon ever to be given a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Husted was graduated from Western Reserve College of Medicine in 1889 and practiced in Darke County for 49 years. He was a member of the Darke County Medical Association, the Ohio State and American Medical Associations. He served as a member of the Greenville Hospital Board.

He also was a director of the Second National Bank here; a charter member of the Kiwanis Club; affiliated with the Blue Lodge of Ansonia in the Scottish Rite, a member of the Shrine, the American Legion, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. During the World War he served as a surgeon at the Government camp at Mooseheart, Ill.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Nora Husted; one daughter, Mrs. Dwight Brown, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Nina Dixon, Woodington; four brothers, Ed Husted, Woodington; Leslie Husted, VanNeys, Calif.; Don Husted, New York city; Shep N. Husted, Estes Park, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, November 4, 1937

Burial Rites - Funeral for John Paul Whisler to be held Friday at 2 p. m. - The child passed away after a weeks illness with flu.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whisler on Railroad St. is plunged in sorrow today over the loss of their bright little three year old son, John Paul, who passed away at half-past five o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a weeks illness with intestinal flu. The mother was formerly Miss Hazel Rhoades, daughter of J. A. Rhoades of Jay county.

John Paul Whisler, was born February 19, 1934 in this city. Besides the parents he is survived by one brother Eugene and one sister Maxine. Also, the two grandfathers, Herbert Whisler and J. A. Rhoades.

The body was taken back to the home on Railroad street this afternoon from the Fraze Funeral Home.

The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p. m. from the Church of the Nazarene, conducted by Rev. Ralph Yaney. Burial in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 8, 1937

Life's Work - Of J. B. (Jay) Goodrich comes to an end. - Businessman and stock raiser suffers heart attack at home.

Winchester, Ind. --- John Baldwin (Jay) Goodrich, 71 years old, died Friday at 2 p. m. at the family home on East Washington street, from a heart attack. Mr. Goodrich had been ill only a short time.

Surviving are the wife; one son, J. B. Goodrich, of Winchester, and four brothers; P. E. Goodrich, ex-Gov. J. P. Goodrich, E. S. Goodrich and W. P. Goodrich. J. B. Goodrich started in business in Winchester in 1888 and his business career was with the Goodrich Brothers Grain Company. He was also actively engaged and much interested in the operation of farms and was especially interested in the stock raising business.

Mr. Goodrich was a member of the Masonic and K. of P. Lodges.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 8, 1937

Death Calls - Well known waitress of Dinner Bell Restaurant passes away. - Mrs. George W. Moyer succumbs after only a short illness.

Mrs. George W. Moyer, who for the past two years was employed at the Dinner Bell restaurant, passed away at her home, 551 North Walnut street, Sunday morning at 35 minutes past 3 o'clock.

Mrs. Moyer became ill Tuesday. She grew rapidly worse and Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock she underwent an operation at the Union City hospital in an effort to save her life, but it proved of no avail.

Mrs. Moyer was born in Union City, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1891. She was formerly Miss Ruby Opal Shepherd, and she was the daughter of Charles and Daisy Shepherd.

She attended the East Side school and she was married in September of 1915 to George M. Moyer. Two years later Mr. and Mrs. Moyer moved to Bradyville, Tenn., where they resided for the next eleven years, from 1917 to 1928. They then moved back to Union City and have resided here ever since.

Mrs. Moyer was a good Christian woman and a devout member of the United Brethren church. She was also a member of the Pocahontas and Ladies of the Golden Eagle.

Two years ago she accepted a place at the Dinner Bell restaurant where she was highly valued for her industry and pleasant personality.

Her father, Charley Shepherd, died some years ago. She is survived by the husband and one son Eugene Moyer, of North state Line street, and one grandson, Wallace Eugene Moyer; also four stepchildren, Mrs. Charles O'Dell, Dayton; Mrs. Everett Bush, Bradyville, Tenn., Mrs. Julius Popper, Dayton, Roy Moyer, Dayton. There are also fourteen step-grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren.

Two brothers Emerson Shepherd, Union City, and George F. Shepherd, Dayton, Ohio.

Four sisters, Mrs. George P. Crew, Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Douglass Compton, Redkey, Ind.; Mrs. Everett Branner, North State Line and Mrs. W. T. McCale, Tifton, Ga.

The body was taken from the Brooks funeral home back to the family home from where the funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial in the Snell cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 8, 1937

Burns Up - Geo. Weller meets a tragic death in his auto. - He Suffers attack of heart when accident takes place.

Richmond, Ind. -- George Weller, 43, farmer residing on the Henley road southeast of this city, was burned to death in his automobile about 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon after the machine had gone into a ditch along a country road about two miles northwest of Richmond.

A can of gasoline, which Weller had in his car, had evidently exploded as the machine went into the ditch.

Sheriff Art Quigley of Wayne County, who investigated, expressed the belief that Weller suffered a heart attack while driving along the road as there apparently was no other reason for the machine to go into the ditch.

Walter Clouser, mail carrier, discovered the tragedy as he was returning from a visit at Centerville.

Sheriff Quigley learned that Weller had been looking over a farm which he was considering buying northwest of Richmond.

Weller is survived by the widow and four children.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 8, 1937

Mrs. C. E. Horn dies.

Mrs. C. E. Horn formerly of Union City died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. H. Drill in Indianapolis Saturday. The body will be taken to Medina, O. for burial.

She leaves besides her husband two daughters, Mrs. Harry Horn of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. James Drill of Indianapolis, Ind. They all formerly lived in this city and her husband was employed at the Union City Carriage Co.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 8, 1937

J. H. Welch is dead.

James H. Welch, 66, of New Pittsburg, northwest of this city, died at the City Hospital here at 5 o'clock Friday evening. He had been in failing health for several months.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary Welch; five sons, Ervin, London, Cecil, John and James Welch, all of near Union City and two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Parks and Mrs. Retta Davis, both of near here. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Praise Chapel near New Pittsburg. Burial in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 9, 1937

Pioneer -- J. W. Mangas passes away at his home after a week's illness. - He was one of the best known road builders in the county.

J. Wesley Mangas, one of our well known and highly respected pioneer citizens, answered the last call last night, Monday, Nov. 8th at the family home on East Elm street, at 9:30 o'clock, after a week's illness with the flu.

John Wesley Mangas, was the son of Ely and Jemima Mangas, and he was born April 22, 1862 on the old home place near Old Castle at a time when that section of the country was a wilderness and covered with virgin forest. He attended the Jackson, Ind. township school and grew up in that locality. For years he worked on the farm, then he studied the science of road building and he became one of the county's foremost road builders, building many fine highways throughout the county and that will remain as a monument to his ability and integrity for many years to come.

When a young man he was married to Wilda Gettinger, who with two sons Jess Mangas and Clarence Mangas of the post office department survive him. One daughter Mrs. Nova Powers, died two years ago.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 9, 1937

Passes Away - Mrs. Minnie Harshman dies at her home in Winchester. - She was for some years a resident of Union City.

Mrs. Minnie Harshman, wife of Earl Harshman, of Harshman & Son, and mother of Joe Harshman of the same firm, passed away Sunday at the home, 507 East Washington street, in Winchester, the cause of death being heart failure. She was a patient at the Randolph hospital for some weeks.

She was formerly Miss Minnie C. Grice, daughter of Joseph and Alice Simmons Grice, and she was born near Madison, Jay County, June 20, 1882. Here she attended school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Earl Harshman, who with one son, Joe, survives.

She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Malissa Martin, of Shelby, Michigan; Mrs. A. E. Constable, of Wayne county; Mrs. W. S. Fowler of Ridgeville; Mrs. J. D. Constable, of Rennsalaer; Frank Grice, Mrs. Cloyce Pratt, and Mrs. Eck Cline, of Union City; Mrs. Bert Cosat, of Winchester; and Mrs. Rock Prescott, of Union City.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Harry Grice.

Mrs. Harshman for some years resided in Union City and was a valued clerk at the Jacob's United 5-10 and 25 cent store. Mr. and Mrs. Harshman recently purchased the Clark Mangas home on North Union street, and had intended to again make Union City their home. Many friends here regret to learn of Mrs. Harshman's death and extend sympathy to the bereaved husband and son.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Pleasant Hill church conducted by Rev. J. H. Hall. Interment in the New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 8, 1937

Chas. Degler - Thirty-Second Degree Mason crosses the great divide. - Connected with Tibbett's Plumbing House for 21 years.

The passing of Charles C. Degler, whose death occurred yesterday Monday at 3:30 in the afternoon , was a great shock to Union City, for before his illness overtook him he was the picture of health and a welcome visitor wherever he cared to be.

He first became ill about one and a half years ago. For a while he was a patient at the Cleveland clinic and he also took X-ray treatments in Indianapolis. He made a brave fight but in spite of all that could be done he gradually grew worse. He was forced to take his bed Sept. 8, and he passed away at the time stated above.

Charles C. Degler, was born June 8, 1891 near Pennville, Ind., and he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Degler. He attended his district school and when quite young he with his parents moved to Colorado. He remained there a few years when he returned and took a job with his uncle John Marlin, who operated a spoke factory. Later on he entered a plumbing shop and thoroughly learned the plumber's trade.

May 9th, 1916, he came to Union City and accepted a position with the Tibbetts plumbing house, which he held up to the time of his last illness and death. He was a splendid workman and supervised many of the big contracts for large buildings and plants. With the Tibbetts house he completed contracts as far south as Baton Rouge, west to Iowa, and east to Pennsylvania.

He was married March 7, 1912, to Miss Ethel Portz, daughter of John and Elizabeth Portz, of Ft. Recovery, who survives her husband.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a good Christian.

He was also a 32 degree mason and a member of the Blue Lodge here and the Trine lodge at Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge. He was a man of splendid character and with it a prince of goo fellows, who always met you with a smile, and a pleasant greeting. He had a host of friends who will sincerely mourn his passing and will long remember him.

Besides the widow he is survived by the following sisters and brothers:

Mrs. Addie Brunson, Seymour, Mo.; Mrs. Effie Taylor, Knox, Ind.; Mrs. Emma Hoffman, Bushnell, Nebr.; Mrs. Myrtle Hoffman, Marion, Ia.; Mrs. Lorna O'Neal, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. Agnes Kieler, Pine Bluff, Wyoming; Earl Degler, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Orlo Degler, Hawthorne, Calif.; Darrel Degler, Florence, Kans.

He was a nephew to Mrs. Ed Michaels of this city.

The funeral will take place Thursday at 1:30 p. m. from the home, 211 Hickory street, conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Interment in the Springhill cemetery at Ft. Recovery, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November, 9, 1937

Known Here - Mrs. Thomas, mother of "Scat" Thomas passes away. - The remains will be brought to Portland for funeral and burial.

A telephone message from Ralph (Scat) Thomas, Marysville, Kansas, to his sister-in-law Mrs. Lloyd Morgan, last night stated that Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and two daughters Martha Nell and Janet were leaving this morning to drive to Union City for a visit with their folks and friends in their former home town. The phone message also brought the sad news of the death of Mr. Thomas' mother, which occurred while she was on a visit to relatives in Minnesota. The body will be brought to Portland, where the funeral service and burial will take place.

Mother Thomas was a frequent visitor in Union City with her son, when the latter resided here some years ago, and friends here will regret to learn of her death. A daughter of Mrs. Thomas, passed away about eight months ago, in Michigan when the mother and daughter resided there.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, November 11, 1937

Saratoga Woman Is Found Dead In Bed.

Saratoga, Ind. - Mrs. Effie Johnson, widely known Saratoga woman, was found dead in bed here yesterday morning. Her body was found by her husband when he returned home from hunting. Although she has been in good health, death is believed to have been caused by heart disease. Surviving are the husband and the following children: Mrs. Gladys Long of Saratoga; John Johnson of Saratoga; Mrs. Leah Harris of Winchester; Cloyd Johnson of Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Mabel Robbins of Tampa, Fla. and Joseph Johnson at home.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 12, 1937

Mrs. Clara Snyder Dies.

Winchester, Ind. - Mrs. Clara Snyder, 71, died at her home on Richmond street following a lingering illness. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Sowers of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Luella Davis of Dayton, Mrs. Loretta Harshman of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Grace Whitesell of Union City; two brothers, William Snyder of Lynn and Charles Snyder of Dayton, O. Funeral services will be held at the late home at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of the Rev. A. P. Teter of Fort Wayne, assisted by the Rev. Fred F. Thornburg. Burial will be in the Saratoga Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 15, 1937

Plans Rites - Albert Wagner well known caretaker succumbs Saturday night. - Came to Union City with mother and brother Frank in 1893.

Albert Wagner, the well known caretaker who had charge of the Christian Church for a period of nearly 20 years, passed away Saturday night, after being ill about two weeks although he was confined to his bed for only two days. He resided with his brother Frank Wagner and wife at 216 North Howard street, who gave him every care and attention.

When quite a young man he contracted what was thought to be rheumatism and with which he was afflicted all the rest of his life. He passed away at 25 minutes to midnight Saturday.

Albert Wagner was born Oct. 7, 1850 on the old Wagner place one mile south of Bakers Store, O., and he was the son of Daniel and Maria Mackintosh Wagner.

When he was a young boy his parents moved to Greenville where they lived four or five years, when they occupied several different farms including five years on a farm near Nashville in Darke County. It was while he was working for Hammond Refrigerator Co. at Hammond, Ind. as a young man that he contracted the rheumatism with which he was afflicted for the rest of his life and caused him to walk lame. He with his mother, brother Frank and sisters came to Union City from Richmond, Ind. in 1893. He was always industrious and for years mowed lawns about Union City. About 25 years ago he accepted the place of janitor of the Christian Church a place he held to the entire satisfaction of the church until about six years ago, when he retired from active service and made his home with his brother Frank and wife 216 North Howard street.

He was a real Christian and a faithful member of the First Christian church. He was also much interested in politics and in the latter years of his life became a staunch socialist and he could always talk interestingly on the subject. He was honest and fearless and he will be greatly missed from the places where he visited. He is survived by a brother Frank Wagner and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Williamson of Dayton and Mrs. Emma Shultz of this city.

Mr. Wagner gave instructions for his funeral arrangements. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call up to the hour of the funeral services which will take place from the Christian church Tuesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. Holroyd. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 16, 1937

J. S. Clear - Well known East Side former councilman succumbs suddenly. - Had just returned from visit when wife hears him fall.

J. S. Clear, the well known former member of the East Side council and prominent citizen succumbed very suddenly today at his home 602 East Elm street. His health had not been of the best for the past seven years, but he always was able to be up and about. Mr. and Mrs. Clear had just returned from a visit at the country home of their brother-in-law A. Hawkins near Springfield and they arrived home Monday night. They retired at the usual time and this morning Mr. Clear got up and ate his breakfast as usual. He then went out and brought in a bucket of coal. "How do you feel?" he was asked and he answered, "O, pretty good." They were the last words he ever spoke for the next moment Mrs. Clear heard him fall. Going to his aid they got him to a couch and a doctor was called, but when he arrived the patient had passed on. He expired at 15 minutes to 12 o'clock this noon.

Jaremiah Sigel Clear was the son of David and Esther Ross Clear and he was born Feb. 3, 1862 and he attended the Elm Hill school in Darke county near where he was born. He was married Oct. 20, 1888 to Loretta Caskey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Caskey.

The couple moved to Union City in 1898 and resided on Sycamore street from where they moved to North street then in 1931 to Elm street, the present home. Mr. Clear was an engineer, but later took up firing in which capacity he was employed at the Long plant, the Waterworks and other places. He was also employed at the South Side filling station.

J. S. or "Sig" Clear as he was called by those who knew him well was much interested in civic affairs and served several terms as councilman.

He was a fine Christian gentleman and a member of the Carnahan church and later the First Christian church of this city. He was also a member of the D. of A. and Junior Order United American Mechanics.

He was a man of fine character, honest and reliable. He had ;many friends who will regret to learn of his death.

Two children born to this union preceded the father to the better world, namely, Mrs. Myrtle Clear Reid, wife of Dr. R. W. Reid who passed away Dec. 19, 1925, and Gerald Clear who died Dec. 9, 1927.

Besides the widow he is survived by three nephews, Dr. Clear, Greenville, O., Frank Burch, North Vernon, Virgil Hawkins, south of Springhill. One niece Mrs. Pearl Hartman of near Richmond. The funeral announcement will be made later.

(The funeral services were held at the Fraze Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Interment in the Union City Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1937

Life Work Done - Peter W. Kaucher is called home after long and useful life. - He was a shoe repairer for more than fifty years.

Peter W. Kaucher, known to his many friends and acquaintances as "Pete" Kaucher, passed away this morning after an illness of about a week. Previous to that, and some six months ago he sustained a paralytic stroke. However, he seemed to recover from that attack, until last Sunday when he took to his bed. He grew steadily worse and the end came at 5 minutes before six o'clock this morning.

Peter Wesley Kaucher, was the son of Joseph H. and Hannah Kaucher, and he was born Nov. 11, 1861, at Germantown, O. When still a small lad his folks moved to Union City and Peter Kaucher attended the old Horseshoe Bend school, west of the city, which has long since disappeared.

He was married Dec. 15, 1881, to Miss Hester Annette Stevens, daughter of Samuel and Loretta Stevens, the Rev. A. Greman, of the Methodist church performing the ceremony.

When still a young man he learned the shoe makers trade under his father Joseph Kaucher, and at the latter's death the son took the latter's place as a shoe repairer. Peter Kaucher began his shoe repairing at the old Paxton shoe store, and as the place on Columbia street changed hands he worked successively for Coddington and Lewis, Gunckel and Harlan, Gunkel, Harland and Tritt, Gunckel and Tritt.

He next worked for some years for the Union City Carriage Co. until that firm quit making buggies, after which he went back to shoe repairing for Charles Friezner, who bought out the Downing shoe store. The last place he worked was for the Foutz shoe store. He gave up work four years ago owing to defective eyesight, and since that time had lived a retired life.

He was a staunch Christian and a very faithful member of the Methodist church. He was also a charter member of the Redman's Lodge. He was a good citizen, industrious and honest, and he did much toward helping to build up the city of his adoption. He was of a cheerful, friendly disposition and many friends will mourn his passing.

The following children survive: Harry Kaucher, Mrs. Jane Anders, Clifford Kaucher, Perry Kaucher, Elmer Kaucher, Joe Kaucher. Two children have passed on before, Mrs. Esther Kaucher Peden and William Kaucher, who died in infancy.

There are also six grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where the funeral will take place Friday at 10 a. m., and where friends may call. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams and the burial will take place in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1937

Died -- Mrs. Emma Jane Stinehelfer, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1937, aged 73 years. The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 19, 1937

To An End - Mrs. John Cottingham passes away after long illness. - Was a true Christian woman and loved by all who knew her.

Mrs. John Cottingham died late Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Richter Castle after an illness of two years' duration. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Forbes Robertson at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from Stanford & Hays funeral home, Noblesville, with burial in the Noblesville Cemetery.

Mrs. Cottingham is survived by her husband, her daughter, Virginia Cottingham Castle, and granddaughter Janet Castle. A sister, Mrs. Wilbur Clement, of West Point, Ind., also survives. Mrs. Cottingham was an honorary member and past-president of the Hoosier Tourist club, and a member of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church Indianapolis.

Amy Allison Cottingham was born January 27, 1872, at Noblesville, Ind. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Allison. She received her education in the public schools of Noblesville and West LaFayette. After leaving high school she entered Purdue University and graduated in 1892.

January 7, 1894, she married John Cottingham, of Noblesville. Mr. Cottingham was engaged in the oil industry and for business reasons the family home was moved a number of times during the intervening years.

About 15 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cottingham returned to Indiana from Tulsa, Okla., and established their home at Indianapolis where they resided until moving to Union City last June.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Stanford and Hays Funeral home in Noblesville. Burial will be made in the Noblesville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 19, 1937

Died --- Mrs. Della Hopkins, Thursday, Nov. 18, 1937, at her residence in Lynn, Indiana; aged 73 years. The body was taken from the Fraze Funeral Home to the residence Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home on Church street in Lynn Saturday at 1 p. m., conducted by Rev. I. L. Posey. Interment in Portland Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 22, 1937

Song Stilled - Mrs. Grace Castle Brown, famous singer is called away. - She had been ill the past year and became serious a week ago.

Union City is sorrowing today over the passing of one of her most beloved and popular women. Mrs. Grace Castle Brown succumbed at her home at 720 East Elm street, after an illness which covered a period of a year. Her condition became serious a week ago and she passed away at forty-five minutes past one o'clock Friday, Nov. 19. Thus is stilled one of the sweetest voices which ever gladdened the hearts of our music lovers.

Mrs. Grace Castle Brown was the daughter of Rinaldo B. and Eliza C. Castle, and she was born in this city at the family home on North Plum street, Sept. 23, 1886. She attended the West Side school, and she was married Feb. 15, 1908, to Harry Brown, who with the following children survive her: Donald Brown, with the Imperial Electric Co., John Brown in the restaurant business at St. Marys, O., and Mrs. Mary Alice Harshman, Dayton, Ohio.

Also one brother Charles E. Castle, of the Model Store, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hutton, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Fay Evans, Dayton, O. One sister, Mrs. Alice Castle Sells, a well known reader, passed away some fifteen years ago.

Mrs. Grace Castle Brown was a singer of rare talent, with a rich contralto voice, which caused her to be known as the Schumann Heink of Union City.

She was a fine Christian woman, and a member of the United Brethren church and choir. She formerly also sang with the Methodist church choir and on a number of occasions appeared as the soloist with the Union City band.

The remains were taken to the Fraze funeral home from where they were returned to the late home of the departed.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 p. m. from the United Brethren church conducted by the Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. The home was literally filled with flowers sent by loving friends and included beautiful floral pieces from the Backstay Welt Co., the Backstay Welt Co. Girls and the Union City band.

The following will be the pallbearers: Herman Welch, Carl Chenoweth, Ray Mote, Kenneth Kreider, Glen Huffer, Clarence Hill. Burial in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 22, 1937

Long Life - Ex-postmaster A. B. Schuyler passes away at the age of 91. - He was appointed under President Grover Cleveland's administration.

Amandus B. Schuyler, 91, one of the city's oldest residents, died at the home of Mrs. Frank Hartman, 524 West Pearl street at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, following an extended illness. He was formerly a cabinet maker and later engaged in the Insurance business. During his years of health and activity he took an active part in public affairs and he helped greatly in the building up of the city.

He was married to Mrs. Mary Bank who preceded him to the better world in 1913. Two sons were born to the union, Harry and Gray, the latter passing away in 1936.

During President Cleveland's second administration, he served a term as postmaster for this city. He also served a term as trustee of Wayne Township. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and formerly belonged to the K. of P., and other lodges. He is survived by one son, Harry O. Schuyler of Indianapolis, superintendent of passenger trains for the New York Central railroad. Several grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held from the Brooks Funeral Home at 1:30 this afternoon, the Rev. Forbes Robertson, officiating. Interment took place in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 23, 1937

Six Years - of illness causes the death of Thos. V. Graves. - Was well known in Union City by many older residents.

Word has come to this city of the death of Thomas V. Graves, at his home in Galesburg, Ill., last Wednesday, after being ill for six years.

He was born Dec. 3, 1880, in Huntington, Ind. Mr. Graves was the son of Levi C. and Elizabeth Starbuck Graves both of whom are deceased. The family moved to Kenosha, Wis., where he attended schools. Mr. Graves completed his education at the University of Chicago, where he was a charter member of Sigma Nu chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

After working in Chicago, Boston, and Omaha, Mr. Graves came here in 1915 as manager of the Fisk Rubber Company, and later was associated with the P. and M. motor company until his health failed. He belonged to the Chamber of Commerce, Galesburg lodge of Elks and the Kiwanis luncheon club.

He married Agnes McDermott in Chicago and she survives with one son, Thomas, Jr., at home, a daughter Mary, at home, and one sister, Mrs. J. B. Hirst of Piedmont, Calif.

The funeral took place last Saturday morning from the Corpus Christi Church, where requiem was celebrated by the Rev. Patrick Murphy. The Very Rev. Dean Doubleday preached the funeral service. Mrs. R. T. Webster was organist, and the choir was composed of members of the Corpus Christi High school faculty, where Mr. Graves' son, Thomas, Jr., is a teacher. Those singing were the Rev. J. Cronin, the Rev. George Cody, the Rev. J. Kirkpatrick, Brothers Thomas Lacey and Edward Oman. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery, where the Rev. Arthur O'Brien officiated. Casket bearers were Henry Weisel, John Holahan, R. W. Miller, Harvey Johnson, Charles H. Bossong and Arvid Stemm.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 23, 1937

Died -- Mrs. H. O. Dorland of Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 22nd, 1937 at 9 p. m. Mrs. Dorland was formerly Miss Jessie Dawson of this city. Remains will be returned to the George Dawson home on R. R. 5. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick at the Brooks Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p. m.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 24, 1937

Nearly Ninety - Mrs. Emily A. Hatfield passes away in her 88th year. - She was making her home with her daughter-in-law on East Side.

Mrs. Emily A. Hatfield, who resided with her daughter-in-law Mrs. Wm. Hatfield, 308 North Sycamore street East Side, passed away yesterday afternoon after a long illness. She had not been in good health for some years and for the past two years had been bedfast. Her condition became serious a few weeks ago and she passed away Tuesday Nov. 23 at 2:30 p. m.

Mrs. Hatfield was born Sept. 29, 1849, in Fayette county, Ohio. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Harper. After attending her district school and arriving at young womanhood she was married to Elias Hatfield, who preceded her to the better land. Two sons and one daughter have also passed away, one son William being called away only about three months ago. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Elias Llewellen and Mrs. John Summers both of Winchester R. R.

Emily A. Hatfield was a good Christian woman and a devout member of the Baptist church of Jamestown, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call.

Brief funeral services will be held from the Fraze Funeral home at 8:30 Friday morning (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Further services will take place in the Baptist church at Jamestown, O., Friday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Bowen. Burial in the Silver Creek Cemetery near Jamestown.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 24, 1937

Winchester Realtor succumbs suddenly.

Winchester, Ind. -- Edgar L. Monks, 68, realtor, died at his home here last evening. Although he had been in failing health for several years, his death was unexpected. Mr. Monks was a lifelong resident of Winchester and vicinity, and had been engaged in the real estate business for 36 years. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Jane Monks; a son, Reed of Hollywood, Calif.; and a brother, Nathan of this city.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 29, 1937

Proves Fatal - Mrs. Margaret Ann Stonerock succumbs to injury received in fall. - She was the grandmother of Tommy Wooters and had lived here 30 years.

Mrs. Margaret Ann Stonerock, 88, who on Nov. 4, 1937, fell while crossing the floor at her home on Division street, and sustained a fractured hip, died at forty-five minutes past one o'clock Sunday morning, as a result of her accident. Three weeks ago she was taken to the Union City hospital, where she received every attention and the best of care, but owing to her great age she was unable to survive and the end came as stated.

Margaret Ann Stonerock was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wissinger, and she was born in Virginia July 19, 1849. When she was a small child she with her parents moved to Darke County, O., and settled on a farm near Webster. That was in the very early days and the family made the trip in a two-wheeled wagon or cart, and in their trip they crossed the famous Harper's Ferry.

When she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Johnathan Stonerock who passed away more than thirty years ago. After the death of her husband Mrs. Stonerock and family moved to Union City, and she resided here for the rest of her life. Prior to that she lived two miles east of Hillgrove, Ohio.

She was a fine type of pioneer womanhood who did so much for the upbuilding of the country. She was a true Christian and a devout and faithful member of the Church of the Brethren. She was the grandmother of Tommy Wooters of the Feltman drug store.

She is survived by the following sons and daughters: George Stonerock, Longwood, Fla.; Tom Stonerock, Greenville, Ohio; Mrs. Huldah Rittgers, of Laura, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Grote, Beamsville, Ohio; Mrs. Lew Wooters, Chatham Street, Union City; one step-son James Stonerock, Piqua, Ohio.

There are also twenty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call. The funeral will take place from the Church of the Brethren Tuesday at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. D. G. Berkabile, of the Church of the Brethren. Burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 30, 1937

Called Away - Mrs. Frances Pepple passes away after six weeks' illness. - She was a well known resident of Rossburg, Ohio, where she lived all her life.

Mrs. Franes Pepple, a well known and honored resident of Rossburg, O., passed away this morning. She became ill six weeks ago but seemed to recover. Then she suffered a relapse and she died this morning at half-past five o'clock.

Mrs. Pepple was past eighty years of age and she was born in the locality where she passed away and where she had lived all of her life.

Her maiden name was Miss Frances Pearson. She was married to Calvin Pepple, who preceded her to the better land some five or six years ago. Mrs. Pepple was a good Christian woman, a faithful wife and a good mother. She was the mother of Mrs. C. A. Wasson of west of the city and the grandmother of Gail Wasson, of this city.

She is survived by the following children: Earl Pepple and Mrs. Anna Kimerman, of Everett, Wash.; J. J. Pepple, of Williston, N. D.; Mrs. Ona Force, Gettysburg, O.; Mrs. Ola Brewster, Ansonia, O.; Finley Pepple, of home, and Mrs. C. A. Wasson, of the city. The funeral arrangements will be made later.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records, Ansonia, Ohio gives the name as Mary Frances Pepple. She was born May 4, 1855 and was the daughter of ???? Redenbaugh and Susan Rose. Burial was in the Holsapple Cemetery on Dec. 5, 1937. Aged 82 yrs. 6 mo. 26 days)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Gus Huddle, mother of Herbert Huddle passes away. - She had been ailing for several years and passed away this 4 a. m.

Mrs. Gus Huddle, mother of Herbert Huddled of the Huddle Garage and auto shop, passed away this morning. She had not been in good health for the past several years, and two weeks ago was forced to take to her bed.

Her condition became steadily worse, and she passed away at 4 o'clock this morning at the family home, 1 miles north of the Teegarden church on the Ft. Recovery road.

Mrs. Huddle was formerly Miss Phoebe Shives and she was born on a farm one-half mile from Woodington, O., Dec. 12, 1865. She was married to Gus Huddle and had she lived until Dec. 23 she and her husband would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.

She was a member of the Teegarden church and all her life, was an active church worker and she was also a valued member of the Dorcas club of the Teegarden church.

Besides the husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Coppess, Elroy, O.; Mrs. Mildred Winterroyd, Lightsville, and one son Herbert Huddle, Union City. There are also twelve grandchildren. Also two sisters, Mrs. Dr. Poling, Ansonia, and Mrs. Edward Drill, Woodington, O.; and one brother Lowell Shives, of Gettysburg, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Dies Here - Mrs. Ora Seibert passes away at home of her son Joe Seibert. - She was brought to Union City ill, some seven weeks ago.

Mrs. Ora Seibert, the mother of Joe Seibert, the well known owner of the Columbia Street clothes cleaning establishment, passed away last night at half-past ten o'clock.

She became ill some seven weeks ago when she was brought from Greenville to her son's home, 640 North Columbia street. She became gradually weaker, and Monday night her condition became alarming. She never rallied and passed away at the time stated.

Mrs. Seibert was born Jan. 18, 1873, on a farm about three miles east of Greenville, O. She was the daughter of Joseph and Katie Ashman Katzenberger, and she attended her district school. When a young woman she was married to Charles Seibert who passed away March 7, 1928. She lived most of her life in Greenville, O., and her home was at 250 Euclid Avenue. She was a real Christian woman and was much interested in church work in which she was very active. She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge. However most of her interest was centered in her church work and in her family.

She is survived by two sons Joe J. Seibert, of Union City, and Walter Seibert of Greenville, O. There are also five grandchildren. Also four brothers and two sisters as follows: Leo Katzenberger, of near Weimer's Mill, O.; Joe Katzenberger, Greenville; Bert Katzenberger, south of Greenville; Oscar Katzenberger, of the state of Washington; Mrs. Ella Brandt, and Mrs. Anna Erisman, of Greenville.

Mrs. Seibert was a life-long member of the Methodist church and the pastor of the Methodist church in Greenville will have charge of the Funeral.

The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville from where it will be removed to the home of Walter Seibert, a son of the departed, and from where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p. m. Burial in the Greenville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Word has been received here of the death recently, of Dr. Thomas J. Lambert, at his home in Aurora, Ill. He was a brother of John Lambert and Mrs. Geo. Buchingham, deceased. He was one of eleven children, of whom, one sister, Mrs. John Olinger, of Tontogany, Ohio, is the last remaining here. Dr. Lambert for several years practiced his profession , eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, in this city. Later moving to Aurora, Illinois. He had the misfortune of losing his wife and the mother of his two sons after leaving Union City.

He later married Anna Dickenson who, with his son John survive him.

He became ill some months ago with complications which caused intense suffering and which ended in death.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Died --- T. A. Mendenhall of Greenville, died at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. this week. The remains will be brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wagner at Elroy and the funeral will be Friday afternoon at Woodington at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Greenville Cemetery. Mrs. E. G. Reynard and Mrs. H. A. Teegarden of this city are nieces and will attend the funeral.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Thomas A. Mendenhall died on Dec. 1 and was buried in the Greenville Cem. on Dec. 3rd. Ordered by Clyde Mendenhall.]

[Cem. Stone reads Thomas A. 1853-1937 and Elizabeth Y. 1954-1929. Also Roy E. 1877-1906]

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 2, 1937

Passes On - Adam Livingston succumbs after very short illness. - He was the father of Ruby Livingston World War hero.

Adam Livingston a well known citizen who had resided here for the past 15 years passed away this morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ora Hummel 117 East Oak street. While he had not been well for some little time he was not confined with illness. He seemed to relish his dinner yesterday and later complained of his heart. Death came upon him suddenly and he passed away at 45 minutes past 2 o'clock this morning.

Adam Livingston was born in Fairfield county near Sugar Grove Sept. 22, 1858 and he was the son of Christian and Christina Livingston.

When a young man he moved to Darke county, O. near Hunchbargers Corners. He was married to Mary Thomas who died six years after marriage. Two children of this union are living namely, Mrs. Ora Hummel, and George Livingston, Champaign, Ill.

He contracted a second marriage with Lucy Emrick who passed away in 1909. Four children were born to this union two of whom are living, Mrs. Raymond Dickey, of Farmland, Ind. and Mrs. Clyde Roman of Richmond, Ind.

Ruby Livingston, a son, was the first Union City soldier to succumb to the World War, the cause of death being pneumonia.

One child died in infancy.

Mr. Livingston was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and had been a member of that church. He was also a member of the Chester Duroc Association and gained much fame as the breeder of fine hogs.

He moved to Plum street, Union City some 15 years ago, and had resided a retired life here since that time. He was a good citizen and was highly respected by all who knew him.

Besides the above he is survived by 14 grandchildren and one great granddaughter Carolyn Sue Fulton, of Farmland, Ind. Also one brother Dan Livingston, Lightsville, O. and one sister Mrs. Mary Fasster, Blue Hill, Nebr. One sister Mrs. Dorothy Eitel, 84, died six weeks ago at Pittsburgh, Pa. The above two are all that remain of a family of nine children.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home, and the funeral announcements will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Times.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 6, 1937

Arba Woman leaves 122 descendants.

Richmond, Ind. -- Mrs. Maria Burkett, age eighty-six, who died today at her home in Arba, north of here left 122 descendants. They include eight sons and daughters; forty-two grandchildren; sixty-seven great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 6, 1937

Died --- Madeline Ann Glunt at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Glunt, Jr., at their home in Covington, Ky. age 15 months. The body will be brought to the Brooks Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon. Friends may call Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Interment Wednesday in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1937

Well Known - Jacob Welch, a former citizen of Union City, dies at Dayton. - He was a member of the First Christian church in the city.

Word was received here yesterday as announced in Monday's Times, of the death of Jacob Welch, a former well known and highly respected citizen of Union City, Ind. Death followed a long illness and he was confined in the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton for the past six months and he passed away at half past twelve o'clock Monday morning.

Jacob Welch was born on the old home place, west of the city, January 9, 1864. He attended school in that district and worked on the farm.

He was married Sept. 5, 1885 to Miss Flora Belle Mikesell.

He also became a well known stock buyer and formed a partnership in that business with the late Attorney John Shockney.

This was the family home until about twelve years ago when he moved to Dayton. He was employed in a service station in Dayton up to the time he was stricken with his last illness.

Mrs. Welch passed away ten years ago.

Jacob Welch or "Jake" as he was called by his many friends, was a good citizen and a Christian man being a member of the First Christian church of this city.

He is survived by five children; Walter Welch, Dayton, O.; Frank Welch, Bradford, O.; Mrs. Ethel Price, Union City; Mrs. Edna DeBolt, Brookville, O., and Mrs. Irma Maloon, West Oak Street.

There are twenty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also two brothers and two sisters, James Welch, of Union City, William Welch of Lima, O., and Mrs. Ida Bothast of this city, and Mrs. Maggie Shockney of Harrisburg, Ill.

The remains will be returned here for burial and will arrive just before the funeral services, which will take place from the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1937

Died -- Jacob Schmidt, December 5, 1937, at Dayton, Ohio. Aged 78 years, 7 months and 25 days. Burial services will be held at the home of his nephew, Albert Schmidt, 621 East Elm street Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, in charge of Lewis G. Ludwick, pastor of the United Brethren church. The body was prepared for burial by the Morris Funeral Service and taken to the above address Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call at any time. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1937

Known Here - Dale A. Smiley passes away at the Irene Byrum Hospital. - He was the son of Noah Smiley and graduate of Jackson, I.

Dale A. Smiley, well known in Union City passed away this morning at 3:25 at the Irene Byrum sanitarium in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He was admitted to the sanitarium Saturday.

Dale A. Smiley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Smiley of seven miles northwest of Union City and he was born Oct. 13, 1910. He attended the Jackson, Ind. school and graduated with the class of 1928. After graduation he became a salesman of school supplies and he was married to Miss Rachel Fitch of Peoria, Ill. who with the young man's parents survive him.

He was a young man of fine Christian character and he was a member of the United Brethren church of Saratoga. He was a brother of Miss Beulah Smiley the well known school teacher.

Besides the above he is survived by four brothers: Lowell Smiley, Cleveland, O., Merrice Smiley, San Pedro, Calif., Horace and Robert Smiley at home. Also two sisters, Miss Beulah Smiley and Miss Virginia Smiley at home.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.

(Funeral services were held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Lusk of Saratoga. Interment in Lisbon Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 9, 1937

Known Here - Michael Hart, brother of Tom and Ella Hart passes away. - Succumbs after a long illness at his home in Dunkirk.

Miss Ella Hart, brother James Hart and Richard Hart, a nephew, drove to Dunkirk, Ind., this morning to attend the funeral of the former's brother Michael Hart, who passed away at his home on Railroad Street in that city after a long illness. He was employed in the glass factory there and besides the above he is survived by three brothers, Thomas Hart, of this city, Edward Hart of near Saratoga and William Hart of Zanesville. He was a member of the Catholic church and also of the K. of C. lodge. He had visited here on many occasions and friends here will regret to learn of his death.

The funeral took place this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Marys church conducted by Rev. Father Derrick. Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Dunkirk.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 9, 1937

Died --- Dale A. Smiley, Wednesday Dec. 8, 1937 at Ft. Wayne, Ind., aged 27 years. The body was brought to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Lusk of Saratoga. Interment in Lisbon Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 9, 1937

Died --- Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mangas at the residence 618 West Division street Wednesday evening. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Friday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 10, 1937

At Rest - Mrs. Susie E. Losch is called away after a long illness. - She was the wife of Elmer Losch well -known architect.

The death of Mrs. C. E. Losch which occurred this morning at 7 o'clock at the home, 914 West Division street was a great shock to this community for she was one of our best and most honored women. She passed away after a long illness covering a period of about 22 months.

Mrs. Losch was the daughter of Nimrod and Martha McFarland and she was born on the old home place near New Lisbon, Dec. 3, 1881. Her maiden name was Susie E. McFarland.

She attended her district school and she was married to C. Elmer Losch, the well-known architect 37 years ago. The young couple moved to Union City some 25 years ago and with the exception of about 2 years in Connersville, Ind. they have lived ever since in this city.

Mrs. Losch was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and a social favorite and she was very active in church work and social affairs. She was always helpful and many will remember her many kind deeds. She was also a valued member of the Eastern Star lodge. She was a woman of fine intellectual attainments and this coupled with a friendly disposition and pleasant personality made her beloved by all who knew her.

Besides the husband she is survived by one son Paul Losch who with his wife and family resides in Boston, Mass., where Paul is an instructor in the Dental department of Harvard college. There are also two grandsons, John and Richard Losch. Also three sisters, Mrs. E. O. Marquette and Mrs. L. M. Sturm, of Lincoln, Nebr., and Mrs. Ross Sipe of Saratoga.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1937

Attend Rites - Funeral services for Mrs. Scott held at Eaton, Indiana. - Mrs. Scott had visited in Union City on many occasions.

Relatives from here attended the funeral services for Mrs. W. C. Scott at Eaton, Ind. M. E. church this afternoon. Interment was made in Union cemetery, Eaton.

Mrs. Scott was well known here where she frequently visited. Walter Scott, the husband, now a train dispatcher for the Nickel Plate Railroad Co. at Muncie, as former Big Four dispatcher here, going to Bellfontaine when the offices were moved there. Mrs. Scott was a member of the M. E. church, Eastern Star, and other organizations of Eaton.

The services were largely attended despite the weather. There was an unusual number of beautiful floral pieces. The survivors are the husband and one son, Harry S. Scott, of Dunkirk, Ind.

Mrs. Scott, who was 65, had been ill for 10 months, and had spent much of this time in Ball Memorial Hospital, at Muncie.

Many from here will regret to learn of her death.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1937

Death Calls - Miss Eunice Resor passes away at 1:30 this morning. - She was a popular member of the East Side class of 1938.

The mantle of sorrow spread its folds over the East Side school this morning, caused by the loss of one of the brightest members, Miss Eunice V. Resor, a member of the class of 1938, who was called away this morning at half past one o'clock.

Though she had been more or less of an invalid for the past three months, she was not attacked by her last and serious illness until the latter part of last week when she became ill with a heavy cold rapidly followed by pneumonia.

She was taken to the Union City hospital at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon and everything possible was done for her in an effort to save her life. However, all proved of no avail and she passed out at the time stated.

Eunice Vaye Resor was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Resor, who reside on the Sharpeye road a mile north of the Twin Bridges. She was born near Haysville, Jan. 19, 1919.

When she became of school age, she attended the East Side school, where she became a faithful and industrious student and never failed to make her promotions and this year was a popular member of the Senior class. She was also a valued member of the Girls Reserve, a class organization.

She was always bright and cheerful and always willing to be helpful to her fellow students. Her's was a pleasing personality, and as a result her friends were many, and they will sincerely mourn the passing of a bright and loved member.

Besides the parents she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Emma Resor, Gertrude Stilts, Lloyd, Lucile, Blanche, Alta, Hilbert, Madeline, Wendell and Roger Resor. Also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Dorfe, Toledo, O.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the family home, south of Twin Bridges where friends may call tomorrow.

The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p. m. from the United Brethren church conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick.

The pall bearers will be boy members of her class and the girls of the class will act as flower girls. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral services will be excused from school during the funeral hour.

The burial will take place in the Sharpeye cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1937

Stroke Fatal - J. O. Porter succumbs after few days illness following attack. - He was one of Union City's best known and respected citizens.

J. O. Porter, one of the best known and highly respected citizens of Union City passed away at ten minutes past one o'clock this morning. While he was not a well man during the past eight years and was able to be up and about until last Sunday when he suffered a stroke. He never recovered from that attack and passed out at the time stated at his home 619 North Union street.

Jacob O'Dell Porter was the son of Jacob K. and Elvira Miller Porter and he was born near Woodington, O., Feb. 4, 1876.

He attended the Woodington school and Dec. 4, 1898, was married to Miss Pearl Rex, daughter of John and Mary Rex, the ceremony taking place at Coletown, Ohio. The couple resided on a farm and later moved to Portland, Ind.

Mr. Porter and his family moved to Union City in 1914 and they have resided here since that time.

"Dell" Porter, as his many friends knew him, was an expert wall paper man and wall cleaner, an occupation he followed for the rest of his life after coming to Union City and there are probably few homes in the city where his services have not been in demand and where his expert service brightened up the rooms and mad them pleasanter to live in.

He was of a genial disposition and enjoyed the fellowship of his fellow man.

Besides the widow he is survived by one son, Gerald L. Porter, Indianapolis, and two daughters Mrs. Ethel Baker, North Union street, and Mrs. Elsie Bailey, West Oak street. Two children, George Byron and Ada, died in infancy.

He is also survived by six grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the family home Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Fraze funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Burial in Old Teagarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 24, 1937

Called Home - Mrs. Ellen Nichols, widow of Marshal Elmer Nichols, passes away. - Death follows a paralysis attack after long illness.

Mrs. Ellen Nichols, 74, widow of Elmer Nichols, died at 8:10 o'clock last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude Sierer, eight miles northeast of Union City, following an illness of paralysis. She lived at 818 Central avenue here and was taken sick while visiting the daughter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ira Eichelberger, of this city, and Mrs. Sierer; two sons, Charles E., of Bellefontaine, O., and E. W. Nichols, of Indianapolis; one brother, John Ketrow, of Van Wert, O.; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a member of the U. B. church.

Mrs. Nichols was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ketrow and she was born at Germantown, O., Feb. 8, 1863.

She was married to Elmer Nichols and she resided all of her married life in Union City, O. Her husband Elmer Nichols, held the office of marshal of the East Side. He was a prominent member of the Odd Fellows lodge and he was employed at the Heck butter tub factory and the Clark Handle factory, and was a member of the U. B. church. Mrs. Nichols was also a member of the United Brethren church and of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a faithful Christian woman and was always ready and willing to do her share, so that she was loved and respected by a large circle of friends who will sincerely mourn her passing.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed, 818 Central Ave., Friday at 4 p. m. The funeral will take place from the home, Sunday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) The services will be in charge of Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick, and grandsons will act as pall bearers. The burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 27, 1937

Drowns - In a gravel pit lake does Darke County boy. - Was riding his bicycle when it slipped and went into water.

New Madison, O. -- Unable to swim on account of the heavy clothing he wore, Donald Royer, 15, drowned in the gravel pit lake at Weaver Station near here, at 4 p. m. Saturday. The boy, in company of his brother, Duane, and a cousin, was riding his bicycle along a path by the side of the gravel pit when the wheel slipped and went into the water. The companions called for help but the youth could not be recovered from the water until after 45 minutes. The body was removed to the Sando funeral home.

Besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Royer who reside three miles northwest of here the boy is survived by the brother, Duane, and two sisters, Donna and Betty. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Ft. Jefferson M. E. church followed by burial in Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

The bicycle on which the boy was riding was a gift received Christmas day.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 27, 1937

Auto Hits Tree; Driver is Killed.

Greenville, O. - As the result of a broken neck and fractured skull suffered when his auto left Dayton pike, U. S. 49, early Saturday morning, Marvin Morgan, 25, of Lynn, Ind., died Saturday afternoon in Greenville hospital.

Morgan conducted a restaurant here until about one year ago, when he sold it, and entered the employe of the Kone Kavern Co., refreshment stand operators, as manager of a place in Middletown.

It is believed that Morgan was on his way to his Indiana home when he lost control of his car on a curve about three miles south of here, and crashed into a tree.

The body was removed to the Thomas Funeral Home at Lynn.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday the 28th at Spartanburg with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. No burial location given.]

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1937

Found Dead - Aged man is found dead under his bed in Winchester, Ind. - It is thought that death was due to natural causes.

Winchester, Ind. -- An investigation into the death of Otho Day, 82 year old recluse who lived at 41 Cart street, found dead Tuesday morning on the floor at his home, lying partly under the bed, by Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph County coroner, was not completed today. Dr. Painter said that as far as the investigation had gone, there were no indications but that the man's death was due to natural causes but added the investigation had not been finished.

The sheriff and other officers entered the home and found the man when persons in the neighborhood reported they had failed to see him for a number of days.

Death is believed to have occurred between Dec. 9 and 15. Papers dated Dec. 8, a pension check which usually arrived about the fifteenth of the month, and other mail pushed through a slot in the door, had not been opened.

Mr. Day had lived here all of his life. For many years he was a teamster. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. A niece, Mrs. Ella Day Tucker resides in New York. A sister, Mrs. Laura Baker lives in Richmond.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1937

Pioneer Lady - Mrs. James Brooks passes away at son's home near New Madison. - She was the sister of Mrs. George Ripp of 334 Clifford Avenue.

Mrs. James Brooks, passed away last evening at half-past eight o'clock at the home of her son Frank Brooks, near New Madison, O., after four or five days illness. Mrs. Brooks was the sister of Mrs.George Ripp, of 334 Clifford Avenue this city.

Mrs. Brooks was formerly Miss Jane Gettinger, and she was the daughter of John and Dorothy Helm Gettinger and she was born Dec. 16, 1849, on the old Gettinger home place about five miles due North of Union City, now occupied by Jonas Gettinger. Here she grew up and attended the old Mangas school, and when she was nineteen years old she was married to James Brooks.

The young couple lived on a farm near the old home place until about 1920, when they moved to the cottage home, now known as the Armstrong Service Station at Crescent Bend. Here they resided until the death of the husband James Brooks, some six years ago, when Mrs. Brooks moved to the home of her son Frank where she resided the rest of her life.

Mrs. Brooks was one of those fine pioneer women who did so much toward the up-building of this country. She was a faithful Christian woman and a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by two sons, Frank Brooks of Northwest of New Madison and Louis Brooks of Detroit, Mich. Also four brothers and two sisters as follows: John Gettinger, Homewood, Kans., Willard Gettinger, Anderson, Ind., Jonas Gettinger, on the old home place, North of Union City, and Daniel Gettinger of North State Line, also two sisters, Mrs. Olive Ripp, 334 Clifford Avenue, and Mrs. Esther Fouts, Economy, Ind.

There are also eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where it will remain until the time for the funeral and where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Noble Schlechty. Interment in the Raper Chapel cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1937

Drops Dead - Dr. Nieberkorn, prominent Versailles, O. physician dies suddenly. - Was former mayor and prominent in Darke County.

Versailles --- Dr. J. S. Neiberkorn, 71, a physician and resident here for 50 years, died of a heart attack in the Pequignot barber shop at 11:30 a. m. Tuesday. He was a graduate of Cincinnati's college of medicine. During his residence here he was elected mayor twice.

Surviving are his widow, Caroline; two sons, Dr. Paul Neiberkorn, of Versailles, and Norbert, of Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. Clem Barga, of Versailles; Mrs. Ruth Maher, of Defiance, and the Misses Irma and Vera, of Versailles.

The body was removed to the Miller Brothers funeral home here, pending funeral arrangements.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 30, 1937

Found Dead - Wife finds her husband dead in church basement. - He was stricken with heart trouble while at work.

Greenville, Ohio --- James Thomas, 68 years old, custodian of the Greenville Methodist church for several years, was found dead in a rest room in the basement of the church at 1:19 p. m. Wednesday.

The body was discovered by his wife Anna C. Thomas, who became alarmed when her husband failed to return home for lunch. She went to the church to inquire as to his whereabouts.

Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh stated that death was due to a heart attack suffered at least two hours before the body was found.

The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Jonas, Springfield, former manager of the State theater here, and a daughter Ruby, at home.

The body has been taken to the C. J. Miller Funeral home, West Fifth street, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

(Miller Funeral Home records states that James E. Thomas was born Feb. 14, 1869 in Darke Co., the son of Levi F. and Sarah Mathews Thomas. Burial was in Abbottsville Cemetery with no date given.)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 30, 1937

Samuel F. Swain, 67, dies near Winchester.

Modoc, Ind. --- Samuel F. (Dell) Swain, 67, died this afternoon at his home, near Winchester, after an extended illness. The body was brought to the Reynard funeral home here, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. J. P. Rousch will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

He is survived by two brothers, Frank and Carl, both of here.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 31, 1937

Long Illness - James Spring succumbs after being bedfast for ten years. - He was one of the best known residents of Darke and Randolph Counties.

James Spring, better known to his many friends as Jim Spring, and one of the best known and most highly respected residents in Darke and Randolph Counties, died this morning after a long illness.

Twelve years ago he sustained a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered and for the past ten years he had been bedfast, and he passed out this morning at half-past four o'clock.

James Lawrence Spring was born in Richmond, Ind., March 24, 1853. He was the son of James and Catharine O'Neil Spring, and the parents came from Ireland. When he was yet a boy his folks moved to what was known as the Baggs farm, north of Union City. He attended the famous number 10 school and worked on his father's farm.

He was married Feb. 16, 1892, to Miss Sarah Threse Sullivan, and the young couple moved to the Clifford Fisher farm, near the "Egypt" school, where they resided for eleven years, after which they bought a fine farm, north of Raper chapel, where they resided until nine years ago when they moved to Union City, where they purchased the Wm. Cline place, 403 West Division street, and where James Spring resided the rest of his life.

James Spring was one of Nature's noblemen, and one of the best liked men whoever came to Union City to reside. He was a man of fine character, upright and honest and with a genial disposition which made him always a welcome visitor. His friends were legion, and he will be sincerely mourned and long remembered.

He was a good Christian and a life-long member of the Catholic church. He was also a popular member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by the widow, and one niece, Miss Sadie Landers who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Spring.

Also one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lyons, of this city. A brother, William Spring, died at his home in Lima, O., last August.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where they will be returned to the late home of the departed, and where friends may call until 2 p. m. Saturday.

The funeral will take place Monday at 9 a. m. from the St. Marys church conducted by Rev. Theo. J. Hammes. Burial in St. Marys cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 31, 1937

Snyder Funeral.

The funeral of Bruce Snyder, a retired farmer and auctioneer, will take place at the Miller funeral parlor at Greenville, Ohio Saturday morning at 10:30 eastern standard time. He was well known within a large circle of acquaintances in Darke and Randolph counties. Mrs. Snyder is critically ill at this time. Rev. Earl Lantz, pastor of the Lynn and New Lisbon Church of Christ is in charge of the last rites.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Bruce Frederick Snyder died Dec. 29, 1937 at Williamsburg, Indiana. He was buried Jan. 1. 1938 in the Greenville Cemetery. Paid by Clyde Snyder. No further information was given.]

[His wife was the former Laura E. Jefferies who died Aug. 16, 1938. In her Miller Funeral Home record the name of her husband was given as Frederick Bruce Snyder.]

[Also see Feb. 24, 1941 Obit for Cecil Snyder.}

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