Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 3, 1938
Death - Steps in and takes Mrs. Gladys Oliver at Winchester, Ind. - She had been ill for several months at hospital.
Winchester, Ind. --- Mrs. Gladys Caldwell Oliver, 47, died at Randolph County Hospital at 7:15 o'clock Sunday morning following a lingering illness. On September 28, Mrs. Oliver suffered a fractured leg in a fall from a step ladder at her home on North Meridian street and never fully recovered from that injury. Besides the father, former Judge Frederick S. Caldwell, she is survived by one son, Robert Oliver, and one sister, Mrs. F. C. Tucker of Indianapolis.
The body was removed to the Summers funeral home and will be returned Monday noon to the residence, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of the Rev. G. M. Payne, assisted by the Rev. Lee Jackson. Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Oliver was a graduate of De Pauw University, a charter member of Tri Kappa sorority, a member of the Presbyterian Church and was acting secretary of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Funeral Rites - The obsequies for Mrs. John Armstrong Friday at 2 p. m. - She was the mother of Mrs. Raymond Bennett of this city.
Mrs. Acha Armstrong, wife of John Armstrong, passed away at 9 o'clock last night. When she became ill she was taken to the Union City hospital where she underwent an emergency operation, in an effort to save her life.
Mrs. Armstrong was born in Darke County, O., seventy-one years ago, and she was the daughter of Benjamin Hart and wife. She attended the Jackson, O. school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to John Armstrong.
She lived practically all of her life in Darke County, and she was a devout member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church, to which she was an active and helpful member. She was a good Christian woman and was beloved by all who knew her. She was always ready to do her part in life's work, and many friends will mourn her passing.
She is survived by the husband and the following children: Clyde Armstrong, Harry Armstrong, both residing north of Union City; Mrs. Raymond Landis, Piqua, O.; Mrs. Bert Clark, Dayton; Mrs. Raymond Bennett of this city. Two sons, Charles and Franklin, died when young. There are twelve grandchildren. Also six sisters, Mrs. Ad Puterbaugh, Greenville; Mrs. W. T. Frank, Eaton, O.; Mrs. Preston Onkst, Glen Karn, O.; Mrs. Icy Cook, of near Union City; Mrs. Susan Schell, Union City, and Mrs. Tina Burkett, of east of Union City.
The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock (E.S.T.) from the Waterhouse church conduced by Rev. E. L. Smith. Interment in the Union City cemetery.
Death Calls - Samuel E. Woodbury, well-known citizen succumbs to long illness. - He was born on the old home place at South Salem.
Samuel Woodbury, one of Union City's well known citizens and lodge members, passed away this morning after a long illness and he had been an invalid for a number of years. Three weeks ago his condition became alarming. He grew steadily worse and he passed out at thirty minutes past six o'clock this morning.
Samuel Edwin Woodbury was born March 4, 1869, on the old home place at South Salem which was then quite a little settlement, with a store, blacksmith shop, church and public hall. He was the son of Hiram and Eunice (Nicey) Strait Woodbury. He attended the Bennett school and also the Union City school, after which he worked on his father's farm.
He was married March 27th, 1921 to Miss Ida M. Miller, who survives him.
While Mr. Woodbury was not a regular member of any church he was a good Christian and a regular attendant at the United Brethren church. He was also a prominent member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and he occupied most of the chairs in each of those two organizations.
After his marriage he moved to number 350 Carter Street which was his home for the rest of his life. After he quit farming he operated the East Side grocery for some years. After he sold out his grocery interests, he was employed at the Parent elevator and the Backstay Welt Co., but for the past fourteen years he had lived a retired life.
Besides the widow he is survived by one brother, Vernie Woodbury, of North Union Street, and one sister, Mrs. Louis Strock, of Anderson, Ind.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call and from where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Life's Work - Of Mrs. Susie Stiling comes to an end. - Was prominent for years in religious work in this city.
Word was received from Hiram, Ohio that our old friend Mrs. Susan Stiling formerly of this city died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ray Garver today and will be buried in this city Monday. The services will be held at the Christian Church at 2 p. m., Rev. Ben Holroyd conducting the services. Interment to be in the Union City Cemetery.
Susannah May Stewart Stiling was born Aug. 14, 1866 the daughter of B. F. W. Stewart and Mary Ann Johnson Stewart.
Mrs. Stiling lived in the home now owned by Charles Hook for many years and was one of the first graduates of the local West Side High School, graduating at the age of 16. She later graduated from Hiram College and returned to this city where she taught in the grades for a number of years. She taught a student Bible class. Also she taught the Moninger Study Course to a number of ladies in the Christian Church and graduated them in the course.
Always active in the church work for years she was a faithful member of the choir and her last wish was that she should return to this her home city to pass her remaining days.
She was married to Ackland Stewart on Feb. 18, 1881.
She leaves five children to mourn her departure: Mrs. Louis (Georgina) Stocksbury, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Garver, Paul of Hiram, Ohio., Finley of Buffalo, N. Y., Edward of Huntington, W. Va. and a large number of friends in this city. Also three sisters, Mrs. Clara Sheridan of Piqua, O., Mrs. Ollie Jenkins and Mrs. Emma Gruber of Union City, and two brothers, J. F. Stewart and George Stewart, of Dayton, O. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Surviving also are 12 grandchildren.
Last Rites ---- The funeral of Mrs. Marie Lindamond Lake was held in Richmond, Ind. at the Welfer funeral home Thursday afternoon. The services were largely attended. There were many beautiful floral pieces, silent expressions of the sincere sympathy of her many friends for the bereaved family. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, Ind. spoke briefly in a comforting message using for his theme, "Shadows and Good Things to Come." Then the long cortege drove to the beautiful cemetery at College Corners where the burial took place. Her father's family lived a few miles southeast of Union City a number of years ago, and will still be remembered by many residents of that vicinity.
Brought Home - The remains of Walter Harris arrive here for burial. - He was an old Union City boy and left here years ago.
The funeral services for Walter Harris, an old Union City boy, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Fraze funeral home, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams, of the Methodist church. He had not been in good health for several years, and he passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Jackson, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The body was brought to Union City by the Fraze funeral service.
Walter Harris was born in Union City fifty-five years ago. He attended school here, and for some years was employed in the paint department of the Union City Carriage Co. He was a clever ball player and filled the pitcher's position for some of our leading teams.
He went from here to Flint, Mich. where for more than twenty years he was employed in the Fisher Body factory. He had many friends in Union City who will regret to learn of his death.
Walter Harris was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harris, his father being chief of police for some years and the mother was Union City's first woman practical nurse.
The survivors are one son, John Harris, of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Major Robert Harris, of Columbus, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Jackson, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The pall bearers were Chief of Police Charles Tritt, Harry Hooper, Mr. Caup, Perry Jackson, Bert Fisher and Art Riddle. The interment took place in the Union City cemetery.
Lived Here - Mrs. Roxie Richardson, sister of Roy Stewart, dies in Richmond. - The funeral will take place Wednesday from the Boyer home.
Roy (Pete) Stewart of the Grimes meat market, received word Sunday morning at half-past five o'clock of the death of his twin sister, Mrs. Roxie Richardson. She had been ill for several months and last May was taken to the Reid Memorial hospital. She grew steadily worse and she passed away at 4:30 Sunday morning.
Mrs. Richardson was the daughter of I. H. and Sarah Stewart, and her maiden name was Miss Roxie Stewart. She was born near Saratoga.
When she was a small girl she with her folks moved to Union City and she attended the South Side school.
Later the family moved to Richmond, Ind., where Mrs. Richardson has lived for the past ten years. She was married to Lee Richardson who with three children, Mary Kay, Robert and George, survive.
Also three brothers, Lewis, Roy and Orville Stewart; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Boyer, and Mrs. Hayden Hammons of Wichita Falls, Tex.]
The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Boyer home on East Oak street, conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick and Rev. H. A. Barth. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Young Lad - Richard Luther Lindley passes away after a short illness - The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Richard Luther Lindley, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening after a very short illness. He made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Sally Jessup of Pittsburg, O., and when his illness became alarming he was rushed to the Union City hospital. However, it was too late and in spite of all that could be done for him he passed away at fifteen minutes to 5 o'clock.
Richard Lindley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindley, was 14 years of age and he was born near Jackson township, Ohio and attended the Jackson, O. school.
The survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindley, one brother and one sister and the grandmother with whom he resided.
The funeral service will be held from the church near Pittsburg conducted by Rev. R. A. Walling. Burial in the Pittsburg church cemetery.
Died --- Reuben Wesley Harshman, Sunday January 9th, 1938 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Strait, 4 miles north of the city; aged 79 years. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral Home, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in Lisbon Cemetery.
(A later edition gives the provisions of his Will in which are named one son, Harry Harshman and two daughters, Myrtle Harshman and Mrs. Bessie E. Strait.
Died --- Mrs. Caroline Duebel, 86, passed away Sunday at her home in Anderson, Ind.. The funeral will take place from the Anderson, Ind. Catholic church Wednesday morning and the remains will be brought to this city by the Fraze Funeral Service and interment will take place Wednesday afternoon at the local St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. She was a former resident of Union City and leaves a daughter Mrs. W. B. Starbuck and a son W. E. Duebel of Anderson, Ind.
Lived Here - Mrs. Ray McGrew passes away at her home in Delphos, Ohio. - The funeral will take place at Delphos Wednesday at 2 p. m.
Friends here received the news from Delphos, O. Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock of the death of Mrs. Ray McGrew, who passed away at a hospital in Detroit, Mich. after a long illness covering a period of about two years. She was taken to the hospital some weeks ago.
Mrs. Ray McGrew was born in Union City and she was the daughter of Mrs. Nannie Taylor, who lived on South Columbia street, until her death four years ago. Mrs. McGrew was formerly Miss Ava Taylor who attended the West Side school and was popular in the social circles of the younger set. She was for some years one of the well-known operators at the local Telephone Exchange, until her marriage, about twenty-seven years ago to Ray McGrew, who was the head of the Merchants Delivery system for a number of years.
About fifteen years ago Mrs. McGrew with her husband moved to Delphos, O., where she resided for the rest of her life. While residents here Mr. and Mrs. McGrew built two homes, the first on North High street, and the second the fine bungalow on North Walnut street now occupied by Don Turner and family.
Mrs. McGrew is survived by two brothers, Fred Taylor of Anderson, Ind., and Lester Taylor of Spartanburg, Ind.
The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian church in Delphos, Wednesday at 2 p. m.
Noble Woman - Is called to her eternal reward after long and beautiful life. - Mrs. David Wall answers last summons today at home of daughter.
A life of rarest beauty and devotion closed at 11 o'clock this morning when Mrs. Ellana I. Irwin Wall, widow of David D. Wall, breathed her last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Morgan at No. 531 North State Line street. Mrs. Wall, who had been in declining health for several years had been seriously ill only two weeks. She had lived in her own home at No. 407 North Walnut street until that time.
Mrs. Wall who was the daughter of A. J. and Phoebe Irwin, was born in Licking County, Ohio on Nov. 11, 1857, making her age 80 years, two months and 11 days. There were three daughters and one son in the family, of whom two remain, Mrs. Anna Whipple and Miss Clara Irwin of Boundry, Jay County, Ind.
Fifty-nine years ago she was happily married to David O. Wall at Boundry, Ind. After two years at Collett, Ind., the couple came to Union City which became their permanent home. To this union were born eight children: a son, Orla, who died in infancy; a daughter, Miss Paney Wall, who died in 1913; one son and five daughters who survive; E. R. Wall of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Lloyd Morgan of Union City, Ind.; Mrs. J. Madrazo of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. J. C. Landers of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. W. F. Goodrich of Columbus, O.; and Mrs. R. R. Thomas of Marysville, Kansas. Besides these there are in sorrow five grandchildren, other relatives, and a host of sympathizing friends.
Mrs. Wall who was very timid and reserved by nature, gave her life unselfishly and willingly to her home and to the loved ones of the family circles. Sacrifices were to her only labors of love if they contributed in any way to the happiness and comfort of her husband and her children. In her home she preferred to remain, and it was with difficulty that she could be induced to leave it for any considerable time. As a daughter, wife, mother, neighbor, friend, she was ideal, practicing always in her quiet way and without pretense the precepts and example of the Savior whom she loved and humbly sought to follow. In the home and in the community where she spent 57 years of her busy, useful life she will be sadly missed, but the memory of her beautiful and devoted life will always abide.
In the home which she loved so dearly the last sad services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock (C.S.T.), the Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Interment will be made in the Union City Cemetery beside her mate from whom death separated her two years ago.
Long Life Ends - Mrs. Sarah E. Adams passes away Wednesday at 3:55 in afternoon. - Had resided in Union City more than three score years. - Noted as a school teacher and taught several schools in county.
Full of honorable years Mrs. Sarah E. Adams closed her eyes in the sleep that knows no awakening Wednesday afternoon Jan. 19, 1938, at five minutes to four o'clock. While she had not been well for the past five years, she was only seriously ill about two weeks, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frances Chamness, 636 West Oak street, where she had made her home for many years and where she received every care and attention.
Mrs. Adams was the daughter of Solomon and Katharine Shellenbarger Moist and she was born Aug. 7, 1847 at Bellefonte, Penn. When she was a young girl her parents moved to Union City and here she grew up. After completing her high school course she attended the Indiana State University and on the completion of her studies she became one of the best known and most efficient school teachers in Randolph County. After teaching at Losantsville and other schools in the county she became a teacher in the Union City, Ind. high school. After long years of faithful and outstanding work as a teacher she retired to a well-earned rest and during the rest of her life she made her home with Mrs. Frances Chamness.
She was a leading member of the Christian church in which she took an active part. She was also a valued member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union which she was grow from its beginning to its final great success when prohibition was voted in and became a law in America.
It would be difficult indeed to estimate the amount of good that Mrs. Adams accomplished during her long life and how much she has meant for the upbuilding of this country. She will be sincerely mourned and many friends will long remember her.
Mrs. Adams is survived by two brothers, David Moist of North Howard street, one of the two remaining civil war veterans in this city, Harvey Moist, 218 North Walnut street, and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Camness and Mrs. Anna E. Clear.
The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home to the Chamness home, 636 West Oak street this afternoon, where friends may call after 4 o'clock today. The funeral will take place from the Chamness home Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.
Life's Work - Comes to an end for Mrs. Wm. I. Maloy. - Had lived all her life in this community.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Maloy, 69, passed away this morning at 6 o'clock at her residence, 739 Ward St., East Side after a month's illness.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eley and was born May 23, 1870, at Deerfield, Ind.
She was united in marriage to William I. Maloy and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Pearl Kindell and George Maloy.
She leaves seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, one brother, Joseph Eley, of Traverse City, Mich.
She was a true Christian woman and had lived practically all her life in this city and was a life long member of the United Brethren church, from which the funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Ludwick.
At Rest - Mrs. Julia Haselmire Weyand succumbs to a long illness. - She was born in Union City and was employed at Kirshbaums.
Mrs. Julia Haselmire Weyand was called by death Thursday night after an illness which extended for a period of nine long years, during which time she bore her sufferings with the true Christian spirit which characterized her life.
She was the daughter of Ottmar A. and Caroline Osterhoff Haselmire, and she was born in Union City 59 years ago last March.
She attended St. Mary's school and after her school days she was employed in the dressmaking department of the Kirshbaum store, a position she held for some years.
She was married to John H. Wahl, and the young couple resided in Dayton, until the death of the young husband two years after marriage. After the death of her husband Mrs. Julia Haselmire Wahl returned to Union City, and resided with her parents. Several years later she was married to Bernard Weyand and the couple moved to Cincinnati, O.
After living in Cincinnati for several years Mrs. Weyand went to Dayton to reside with her sister, Mrs. John Dwyer, and she also resided with her sister, Mrs. Frank Lutz, in Logansport.
Three years ago her brother, Frank Haselmire, brought her from Logansport back to Union City and here she resided with her folks until her death, excepting the last three months during which she was a patient at the Union City hospital.
She was a true Christian woman and a faithful member of St. Mary's church.
Mrs. Weyand is survived by three brothers, John Haselmire of the Coal Co., Frank Haselmire of the Toggery, and William Haselmire of Caspar, Wyoming. Also three sisters, Mrs. Frank Sanders of Plymouth, Mrs. J. C. Dwyer, of Dayton and Mrs. Lutz, of Logansport, Ind. One sister Mrs. Lena Betscheider, of West Point, Nebr. was killed in an automobile accident in 1936. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and the funeral will take place from St. Mary's church, Monday at 9 a. m. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.
Lived Here - Harry H. Wright, son of C. K. Wright dies in Flint, Michigan. - Formerly resided in Union City and popular in the younger set.
Harry H. Wright, 62, former resident of Union City, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Flint, Mich., friends here were advised yesterday. When a resident of Muncie, Mr. Wright and his family resided in Orchard Place. Mr. Wright was manager of the paint department of the old Durant automobile factory and also sold automobile paints. During his youth, Mr. Wright lived in Union City, but attended school in Muncie. His father was one of Muncie's earliest undertakers.
During his boyhood days Harry Wright was popular in the younger set, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis K. Wright, were among our social leaders, and C. K. Wright was for years in the undertakers business here under the firm name of Wright and Worth and later Wright and Van Dyke.
Surviving are the widow and three sons, Curtis, William and Fred Wright, all of Flint.
The Times received the following message this afternoon:
Flint, Mich., Jan. 21 - Harry H. Wright, son of Curtis K. Wright and Sarah Wright deceased of Union City, Ind., passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 19th at Flint, Mich. Mr. Wright will be at 136 Odette Street until Saturday noon Jan. 22. Services will be held at Central Christian Church, Flint, Mich. -- Fred Wright.
Word comes from Dayton, O., of the death of Mrs. Estella Gard Smith, who passed away suddenly yesterday at half past seven in the morning. She formerly resided here and she was the niece of J. B. Eichelberger. The funeral will take place tomorrow and burial will be in the Teagarden cemetery.
Died --- Mrs. Hugh Edwards is in Franklin, O., where she was called by the death of her father, W. H. Graham, sheriff of Warren County, who passed away Saturday. Newspaper readers will remember the desprate fight he had with bank robbers two years ago. In that battle he killed one of the robbers and was himself badly wounded which wounds were contributary to his death.
Newspaperman dies; Union City native.
Chicago --- Thurman Harshman, 62 year old, who during the 25 years he was night city editor of The City News bureau trained numerous cub reporters who later became prominent, including William L. Chenery, editor of Collier's magazine, died last night in a hospital of a heart attack. He was born in Union City, Ohio.
Proves Fatal - Mrs. Herman Johnson succumbs to an attack of pneumonia. - The funeral will be held from the New Lisbon Church Friday 2 p. m.
As told about in yesterday's Daily Times, Mrs. Herman Johnson passed away Tuesday at fifteen minutes past eleven o'clock in the morning after an illness of about a week or ten days.
Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Meeks, and she was born in Union City, July 19, 1908, and she attended the Wilson school. She was married in March 1929 to Herman Johnson. They were married in the west, and resided for a time in Iowa. Later they moved to Union City since which time they resided here.
She was a faithful Christian woman and a member of the United Brethren church. She was also a member of the Otterbein Guild.
Mrs. Johnson, who was formerly Miss Ida Meeks, is survived by the husband and one baby son, Herman William Johnson, Jr., aged two years. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Meeks, who reside near the South Side school and one brother Clifford Meeks, of Rossburg, O.
The funeral will take place from the New Lisbon church Friday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon conducted by Rev. George Clapp, of Greenville, O.
The burial will take place in the New Lisbon cemetery.
Long Illness - Mrs. Nancy Jane Boyce succumbs at 4:40 p. m. Wednesday. - She was born near Haysville and had lived here all her life.
Mrs. Nancy Jane Boyce, wife of Perry Boyce, passed away Wednesday afternoon at forty minutes past four o'clock at her home 1132 West Oak street, after almost a year's illness. Her condition became serious about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Boyce was born Dec. 14, 1868, in Wayne township one mile west of Haysville, Ind., and she attended the community school near Haysville. She was the daughter of Isaac and Katharine Anderson.
She was married to Perry Boyce, Sept. 10, 1890, and the young couple came to Union City to reside. Mr. Boyce being employed in the trimming department of the old Union City Carriage works. Mrs. Boyce lived the rest of her life in Union City.
She was a faithful member of the First Christian church of Union City, and during her years of health she was much interested in church work.
The survivors include the husband and the following three brothers: Wm. Anderson, better known as Nine Anderson, Union City, George Anderson, Celina, O., and Albert Anderson of Chickasaw, Ohio.
The Fraze funeral service was called and the funeral will take place from the family home 1132 West Oak street Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Friends may call up to the hour of the funeral. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.
Pioneer Lady - Mrs. Katharine Stuck passes away at the age of 92 years. - The widow of John Stuck and had lived all her life in County.
Mrs. Katharine Stuck one of the oldest and best known pioneer women of Darke County, Ohio, passed away yesterday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. C. C. Frank one mile south of Hillgrove, O., after several weeks of illness. Mrs. Stuck reached the advanced age of ninety-two years and she had resided practically all of her life in Darke County. Her last residence place was on the Web Adams farm formerly the old Denlinger farm.
She was a devout Christian woman and a member of the Federated Church of Hillgrove. Her husband died many years ago.
The survivors include two sons, Otis Stuck of Richmond, and Charles Stuck, of Paulding County, Ohio, and two daughters, Maggie, who resides in Iowa, and Nellie, of Dayton, O. There are also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also two sisters and one brother.
The funeral will take place from the Church in Hillgrove, conducted by Rev. Perry. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Called Home - Miss Katharine Kerrigan succumbs after a ten days illness. - Had resided in Union City for the past half century.
The word of the death of Miss Katharine Kerrigan was a shock to the many friends for she was a woman beloved by all who knew her. She became ill a week ago last Saturday. After several days she seemed to rally and then she suddenly had a relapse, and she passed away this morning at twenty-five minutes past one o'clock.
Katharine Kerrigan was the daughter of William and Ann Livingston Kerrigan, her father for many years being a well-known employee of the Big 4 railroad and the Dayton and Union railroad.
She was born February 28, 1868 at Bellefontaine, Ohio, and she was the second oldest of a family of eight children. When she was a small child her folks moved to Yorktown, Ind., where she grew up and attended the Yorktown public schools. From there she with her folks came to Union City about fifty-four years ago, and on arrival here she attended the St. Mary's parochial school. She was a woman of fine attainments and a true Christian being a life-long member of the Catholic church. She was also a valued member of the Rosary society.
The survivors include two sisters, Mrs. P. C. Howard of St. Mary's, O., and Miss Ann Kerrigan of Union City. Two brothers, John Kerrigan of at home and William H. Kerrigan, of Logansport, Ind., owner and publisher of the Logansport Press.
There are also three nephews, Charles Howard, of Minneapolis, Minn., Thomas Howard, of St. Marys, O., and William Kerrigan Howard of Los Angeles, a well known film director. Also one niece Miss Anna Howard, of Washington, D. C. The Brooks funeral service was called and the body will be returned to the home 632 North Union street this evening. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 9 a. m. from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Theo. J. Hammes. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
End Comes - Raymond Ritchie passes away following an operation. - Young man had only been ill for a week.
Raymond Ritchie, 31, of 514 Mulberry street, died at the Union City Hospital last Friday night as the result of an emergency operation performed several days ago. He had been ill one week. He came here from Montezuma, O., and was employed at the Union City Body Company plant. He is survived by his widow, Irma; four children, Harold, Betty Lou, Shirley Mae and Pauline. Other survivors are the mother, Mrs. Andrew Ritchie of Montezuma; one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Helen Long and Wilbur Ritchie, Of Montezuma, and Thomas Ritchie of Dayton. The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home to the Ritchie home. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock and at the Disciples Church in Montezuma at 2 o'clock, the Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Interment will be at Montezuma, O.
Lived Here - Wm. M. Snyder died very suddenly last evening. - He was the brother of Harl Snyder of this city.
William M. Snyder died very suddenly at his home two miles east of Union City on the Elroy, O. pike about six o'clock Monday evening. While he had been ill for about a year and a half, his death was very sudden. He seemed to be a little better yesterday and was sitting up in his chair talking to some neighbors who had come in to call on him, when he suddenly collapsed. A doctor was hastily summoned but death ensued in a very few minutes, the cause of death being heart disease.
William Snyder was born at Baltimore, Md., Dec. 23, 1865. He came to this country with his folks when very young and he resided here the rest of his life.
He attended number 10 school which has long since disappeared. He was the son of Henry and Mary Wisner Snyder.
He was married to Miss Etta Bergman, here in Union City in the year 1900, and the couple lived for some years in this city while the husband followed teaching for a living. Afterwards he took up farming for his avocation. He was a good upright Christian gentleman and a member of the Christian church. Besides the widow he is survived by the following children: Miss Hazel Snyder, Muncie, Ind., Charles E. Snyder, Mrs. Inez Wilson, and Mrs. Demarus Jordan, all of Union City. One son Raymond, died at the age of five.
There is also one brother Harl Snyder, just north of the city.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the family home where friends may call.
The funeral will take place from the Christian church Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial in the Union City Cemetery.
Died --- Tuesday, February 15th Mr. David S. Cromer, formerly of this city at his home in Catawba, Ohio. He will be buried at Catawba, Ohio cemetery. He leaves his wife and three children. He was seventy-three years old.
Died --- Mrs. Susie Shockney, wife of O. H. Shockney, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Opal Peters, Lynn, Ind., Thursday morning at 5 o'clock. The body will be returned to the Peters home in Lynn, Ind. to remain until time for the funeral which will be held at the Main Street Church of Christ, Winchester, Ind., Sunday at 2 p. m., Rev. R. M. Scott of Markle, Ind. and Rev. Lee Jackson of Winchester, Ind. officiating.
Died --- Mrs. Laurren Wigger today received the announcement of the death of her cousin Mrs. Fred Peterson at Chillicothe, O. who was the daughter of the late Cyrus Hinkle, a farmer north of this city. Mrs. Peterson died Sunday and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m at the Tyler U. B. Church.
Lived Here - Mrs. John F. Ellis passes away at home of her daughter. - The funeral will take place Thursday from Brooks Home.
Mrs. Ida Ellis, 89, widow of John F. Ellis, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Cox of near Sharpeye, O. She had spent most of her life in this community. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by two daughters and four sons: Miss Ida Ellis, Mrs. Ira Cox, Isaac R. Ellis, John W. Ellis, David Ellis, and Orland Ellis. The body was brought to the Brooks funeral home, where services will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, with the Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be at Montezuma, O.
Mrs. Cox at whose home located four miles out of Greenville on the Greenville and Winchester road was formerly Miss Elizabeth Ellis, a well-known clerk at the Kirschbaum store.
The son O. P. Ellis, is one of our well known citizens and for several years operated the Ellis Cafe in the old Ford house corner of Oak and Howard streets, now the Nuckolos Cafe.
Mrs. Ida Ellis was for some years a resident and lived in the Burkett property on West Pearl street. Many old friends here will remember her as a fine Christian woman and they will regret to learn of her death.
Good Woman - Mrs. Luella Strait is called away after two weeks illness. - She was the wife of William Strait and lived on Franklin street.
Mrs. Luella Strait, a well-known member of the United Brethren church of Union City, Ohio, passed away this morning at her home number 126 Franklin street.
She became ill two weeks ago, and while everything possible was done for her all proved of no avail and she breathed her last this morning at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. Strait was born about 64 years ago and for many years she lived in Union City. When she arrived at the age of young womanhood she was married to Wm. Strait, who survives her.
As stated she was a faithful member of the United Brethren church and of the Ladies Aid society, and she was always ready and willing to do more than her share of any good work that needed to be done. She was a woman of good Christian character and she had many friends who will regret to hear of her death and will mourn her loss.
Besides the above she is survived by a granddaughter Loella Mae Allen and another granddaughter who resides in California.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Burial services for Thomas Worth, whose death occurred February 21, 1938 at the Union City Hospital, will be conducted from the Morris Funeral Home, 530 N. Columbia street Friday afternoon at 2:30 C. S. T.
Services in charge of Rev. Father Hammes, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Union City. Interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at any time Thursday or Friday up to the hour of the services.
Obituary --- Louetta Neff, daughter of Abraham and Mary Detrick, was born September 5, 1866 near Degraff, O. Died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary Avery on Feb. 19, 1938, aged 71 years, 5 months, and 14 days. In her early life she united with the Old German Baptist Church to which faith she remained faithful until death.
On Dec. 13, 1888 she was united in marriage to John Allen Neff who preceded her in death seven years. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, namely Charles of Union City, Perry and Pete of Greenville, O., Mrs. Mary Avery and Mrs. Bessie Frick of Union City and Mrs. Cora Hobbit of Piqua, O. She leaves to mourn their loss 22 grandchildren, one brother, John Detrick of Degraff, O., two sisters Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McWilliams of Newcastle, Ind., Mrs. Margaret Spellman of Drumright, Okla. and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mother of 12 - Mrs. Cora Brewer passes away in this city Sunday night. - Succumbs to illness caused by having some teeth pulled.
Mrs. Cora Brewer who was brought to the Union City hospital last week in a very critical condition passed away last night at half-past 11 o'clock. Her illness we understand began about two weeks ago when she had eight of her teeth extracted.
Mrs. Brewer was the wife of Alfred Brewer, and she was the mother of 12 children, youngest of which is 12 years old, one of her sons being Russell Brewer, a teacher in the Lightsville school district and another being Melvin Brewer, a well known young farmer of north of the Coppess corner. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer and family came here from the East about four years ago. They first lived on the Fisher farm and then moved to what is known as the Curt Worth farm 1 ½ miles north of Hunchbargers corner and which they bought.
Mrs. Brewer was 51 years of age and she was a member of the Waterhouse church where she was a regular attendant.
The funeral announcements will appear later.
Funeral Rites - Services for Mrs. Effie Bailey will be held this afternoon. - She had been ill about 6 months and died Saturday morning.
Mrs. Effie Bailey, who passed away at the family home five miles west of Union City Saturday morning was the sister of Attorney E. M. Dunn and Frank Dunn, of this city. She had been ill for the past three years and for the past six months she was bedfast. She died at ten minutes to nine o'clock.
Mrs. Effie Bailey was the daughter of Wm. H. and Delilah Daily Dunn, and she was born September 19, 1876, on the old Dunn place west of the Wayne school building. She attended the old number 6 school, which later gave way for the present Wayne school. When she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Walter Bailey, February 24, 1900 and their first home after marriage was in Greenfork township, west of Arba, Ind., where they reside for about one year then moved to a short distance north of Union City. Her present home was known as the Old Clevenger farm where she and her husband have lived for the past four years.
She was a fine Christian woman and during her years of health she was an active member of the South Salem church. She leaves many friends who will sincerely mourn her death. She is survived by the husband and the two brothers mentioned above. One sister, Mrs. Jennie Dunn Bruss died some twenty-five years ago. There are also one niece and seven nephews.
The body was taken to the home from Fraze's Sunday afternoon. The funeral took place this afternoon from the South Salem church conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial in the Union City cemetery.
Joins Mate - Mrs. Eunice Davis succumbs at her home on West Division street. - Her husband Wm. Davis passed away two years ago.
The death of Mrs. Eunice Davis, the widow of William Davis, occurred this morning at the home, 906 West Division street. She had not been well for the past year or more and her condition did not become alarming until a week ago Friday, when she took her bed. She never rallied and she passed away this Wednesday morning, March 3, 1938, at one o'clock.
Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Adam and Minnie Almonrode, and she was born July 30, 1865, at Knoxville, Ill, in Knox county.
When quite small she with her father moved to Saratoga, which became her home, and she attended school in the White Chapel district in what was known as the Old Lost school.
She was married Aug. 12, 1881, to William Davis and the young couple lived in Saratoga until they moved to Union City in 1904, and she lived the rest of her life in Union City. For the past 21 years the couple had resided at 906 West Division street.
The husband, William Davis, passed away two years ago, and for the last two years her son Virgil has been making his home with his mother.
Mrs. Davis is survived by five daughters and two sons. They are: Mrs. Herma Johnson, Mrs. Wanda Robertson, Mrs. Lucile McRorie, Mrs. Nola Watson, of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Madge Watson, of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Alma Drake, Rockford, Ill.; two sons, Frank Davis, of Oakland, Calif. and Virgil Davis, at home. Also eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Herma Hill, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Davis was a good Christian woman, and a life-long member of the Methodist church. She was also a valued member of the Ladies' Aid Society and during her years of health was a faithful in her church attendance and she was always willing to be helpful in any good work that needed to be done. Her first consideration was always for her family for whom she lived and wrought.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the home, 609 West Division street, and the funeral announcements will be made later.
(Owing to the fact that Franklin Davis, a son from Oakland, Calif., could not arrive before Sunday at 2:30 p. m., the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Davis, has been changed to take place Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at the First Methodist church, Rev. Carl Adams in charge.)
Former resident dies --- Rev. S. E. Porter, who lived for some time just east of Union City, passed away at his home in Bradford, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon.
On different occasions he preached in the Church of the Brethren of this city.
Rev. Berkabile will have charge of the funeral service on Sunday P. M.
Aged Mother - Mrs. Isabel Frazier passes away at her home in Salem. - She was the mother of Don Frazier well known mail carrier.
Mrs. Isabel Frazier, wife of Abner Frazier, passed away Sunday, March 6, at half-past ten o'clock at night at her home in South Salem, Ind. Some two years ago Mrs. Frazier sustained a stroke of paralysis from the effects of which she never fully recovered and this with other complications caused her condition to become serious ten days ago. She never rallied and the end came as stated above.
Mrs. Frazier was born near Beamsville, Ohio, in Darke County, Oct. 22, 1855, and she was therefore eighty-two years of age at the time of her death.
She was the daughter of Henry and Isabel Bender Bolton.
When she was quite small her father moved to the South Salem locality and Mrs. Frazier lived there nearly all of her life. She attended number five school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Abner Frazier.
Eight children were born to this union and the following with the husband survive: Don Frazier, the well known rural mail carrier, Mrs. Nettie Ebling, Mrs. Myrtle Williamson, Nell Frazier, all of Union City; Ernest and Oscar Frazier of Kankakee, Ill., Albert Frazier of Winona, Ill., Clarence Frazier of Henry, Ill.
There are also 37 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Frazier was a fine type of Christian womanhood, and a devout member of the South Salem church. She devoted her life to her family and she was loved by all who knew her for her friendly disposition and her willingness to be helpful whenever help was needed..
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be taken to the home of Mrs. Charles Ebling, 233 South Columbia street, where friends may call. The funeral will take place Wednesday, March 9, from the South Salem church at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. John A. Watson and Rev. Calloway. Burial in the Hoover Cemetery.
Died at Newcastle - Union City relatives this morning received the sad news of the death of Fred Mangas, who died at Newcastle. Mr. Mangas was raised here and left Union City about 35 years ago. He was a brother of James P. and Chas. Mangas of this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Newcastle. Mr. Mangas leaves a wife, one son and daughter. Mr. Mangas was in the restaurant business.
Died --- Mrs. Roy Shockney of 116 South street was called to Greentown, Ind. Wednesday by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Bertha Weisenauer who passed away last night. Mr. Roy Shockney and son Acel left today to join Mrs. Shockney and attend the funeral which will take place Wednesday.
Joins Husband - Mrs. Della Hootman passes away at home of her daughter. - Funeral services took place in this city this afternoon.
Mrs. Della Hootman, 78, widow of the Rev. A. M. Hootman, who served as pastor of the Christian Church here until 1899, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Reddick, at Scarsdale, N. Y., following an illness of several months.
Her husband died in 1932. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Reddick, a son, Harold Hootman, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and seven grandchildren. The body was brought here at 3:35 o'clock Monday afternoon, and was taken to the Brooks funeral home where services were held at 4 o'clock, the Rev. Benjamin Holroyd of the Christian Church officiating. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Born Here - Orla A. Kemp passes away at his home in Elkhart, Ind. - Several relatives from here will attend funeral Tuesday.
Word was received here Saturday from Elkhart, Ind., of the death in that city of Orla A. Kemp, who passed away at his home in that city after several weeks illness.
Oral A. Kemp was born here and he was the son of James and Fanny Kemp, and the senior Kemp operated a grocery store in Union City many years ago.
Orla Kemp left Union City thirty years ago for Elkhart, Ind. where he resided for the rest of his life.
His wife died about fifteen or twenty years ago and he is survived by four daughters, and also one brother.
The funeral will take place from the family home in Elkhart, Ind., Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Elkhart cemetery.
The following residing in this community were first cousins of Orla Kemp; Edward Fowler, W. T. Kemp, and Robert Kemp, and Mrs. Blanche Frank.
Edward Fowler will motor to Elkhart, Ind. tomorrow to attend the funeral.
Saratoga, Ind. --- Mrs. Dora Greathouse, 73, former Saratoga resident, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Donald Warren in Manhattan, Kansas, following an extended illness. The body will arrive in Winchester tonight and will be brought here to the home of her son, Roscoe Shierling.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. C. V. Cummins, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Died --- Word was received Friday that Mrs. Anna Ihrig died at her home in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Ihrig formerly resided in Union City being a cousin of Mrs. Louis Rothert. The funeral took place today and the burial held at Greenville.
H. C. Garver dies, Ohio political leader.
Greenville, Ohio --- Report of the death of Harvey C. Garver, Columbus, formerly of here, was received. He had been wintering in Florida. He was approximately 70 years old. A generation ago Garber was one of the outstanding national and Ohio politician. Near the turn of the century he served two terms in the general assembly as Democratic represtative of Darke county.
Obituary --- Mrs. J. W. Wogaman, whose illness and death were reported in these columns last week, is being laid to rest in Greenville, Ohio cemetery while these lines are being printed. As announced she went to the Greenville hospital last Wednesday night and was operated upon for hernia, lingering until 9:50 Friday morning, when she sank into her final sleep. She was stricken with acute pains Wednesday morning. The doctor gave her quieting hypos with only partial success during the day; she was in a weakened condition due to a long continued general illness, attended by a weakening of the heart. At time for many months it was with the greatest effort that she was able to go up and down stairs. It will be recalled that she suffered a very severe shock about two years ago when the car in which she was riding was rammed by a machine from the rear while her machine was waiting for a train to pass. She seemed to have recovered from this shock, but last December her daughter Grace was struck while crossing the street in Greenville; resulting in another severe shock to an already overworked heart. Little or no hope was held out by her doctor from the first, as her age and weakened condition rendered it impossible to remove the intestinal section strangulated which while not gangrenous was almost as bad. As stated above she apparently was easier after the operation, and her end was relatively peaceful, so that she seems to have fallen asleep.
Mrs. Jessie Wogaman was the daughter of Jonas and Mary A. Lesher. She was born in Dayton, Ohio according to the record in the family Bible on Wayne Ave., March 8, 1860. She was one of six children, one of whom, the first born boy, died in infancy, in 1864. Her sister Mattie succeeded her in death in California. Her youngest brother Fred died at his home in Randolph County, Ind. in 1910. There remain of her immediate family to mourn her passing as sister; Mrs. Fannie Ripp, residing at Ontario, Calif., a brother Charles, residing in Union City and her two daughters, Mrs. Grace Lenich and Miss Lena Wogaman, who have been living with her.
Jennie was united in marriage to John A Wogaman, known in his family as Web, on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 15, 1880. The writer, when he hears of some of the present Little Romances, recalls that the family waited on the evening of the nuptials because the bridegroom tarried. Finally he, Web, came in, almost frozen. He had come by train from Brookville, Ohio, by our old reliable D. & U. and hired a livery buggy, or "rig" at Union City, to drive out to the old Lesher home, two miles north of the Hunschberger corner. The buggy broke, roads were snow covered and rough no end. So all Web could do was use his robes as a saddle and bestride the horse, which he did. But in spite of such an inauspicious start the happy couple weathered 55 years of married life, before death did them part.
As a girl and young woman Jennie took an active interest in the work of the church. I recall that her father purchased an old Estey organ, upon which Jennie learned to play. And her music was not improvised but played as written, and in all four parts; I can recall how some of the bass and tenor member of the old church choir complained if she only gave them the chord, instead of rendering the music literally. Her love of music, and its accompanying orderliness, followed her all through her home life. When they went to Ansonia to live she missed her old Reformed church traditions, and so she and Web remained inactive in church work, until in 1896 she finally concluded that she would unite with the Presbyterian church here in Union City. For the date of this I am indebted to Rev. Forbes Robertson, of the Presbyterian church here in Union City, as well as for the fact that in 1908 they transferred to Memorial Presbyterian church in Dayton. Upon their removal to Greenville, although there was a Reformed church, to which her father and mother, who took up their home with her and Web, united, they concluded to continue their Presbyterian connection, which they did for the rest of their lives.
In the passing of Jennie the active link holding the Lesher and Hawker families, her mother's family, has been severed. Jessie had in addition to her home and church, an inherently hospitable nature, so that she was the clearing house for the family connections, and kept a very careful record of the widespread family.
To those who consider today unique in the scattering due to transportation, a roll call of this Hawker, Lesher family would be illuminating. To be pulled up by the roots from the Dayton region, in 1879, and transplanted in the backwoods of Darke County, would try some of our modern youth. I can recall how Mattie and Jennie cried when we came in, through the mud, into the woods, and their friends left to go back. But in all this time, even to the bewildering time in which she has entered into this new deal era, in which there is no place to invest any little money saved for living, she did not murmur or complain. So it may be said of her as of Job in the end of the first chapter; "In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly."
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
Accident - Sustained by Albert Frazier causes his death. - Was born in Wayne Township and well known here.
Albert Frazier, 52, died Tuesday evening at his home at Winona, Ill., after several weeks illness caused by a fall which he sustained.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Frazier and was born on his father's farm south of this city where he attended No. 5 school and was for several years a resident of this city, before moving to Winona, Ill., where he was married and to this union five children were born, all survive. Besides his family he leaves his father Abner of this city, three brothers, Clarence, Ernest and Don and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Kemp, Mrs. Myrtle Williamson and Mrs. Nettie Eberling.
His brother Don, and wife, and sister Nettie, left this morning for Winona, Ill. to attend the funeral which will take place Thursday in that city's cemetery.
Pioneer Lady - Succumbs after about two years of illness. - She was the widow of Geo. Wilkerson and lived here many years.
Mrs. Mary C. Wilkerson passed away yesterday at 15 minutes past 3 o'clock in the afternoon. She had not been a well woman for the past two or three years and for the past month her condition had been serious.
Mrs. Mary Charlotte Wilkerson was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Bennett and she was born near Celina, O. March 7, 1859, and she was therefore 77 years of age at her death. When quite a small child she came with her parents to the South Salem locality. She attended school at Haysville. When she arrived at young womanhood she was married to George Wilkerson and the resided near South Salem for many years. Her husband played first coronet in the old South Salem band. For years she was a member and active in the South Salem Christian Church Missionary Society.
About 15 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Wilkerson moved to Union City and she resided here since that time. The husband George Wilkerson passed away three years ago. After coming to Union City Mrs. Wilkerson joined the First Christian Church of this city. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary nine years ago.
She is survived by three daughters namely, Mrs. Bertha Wenger, and Mrs. Verna Bingham, of this city, Mrs. Hart of Eads, Col. One sister, Mrs. Amy Gilley of Takoma Park, Md. Also 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. One daughter Mrs. Ona Stivers died some years ago. Aaron Bennett, a brother and fine other brothers and sisters have preceded her to the better world.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call. The funeral will take place from the Brooks home Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. The burial will be in the Union City Cemetery.
Loses Mother - May Catharine Light passes away at the home of daughter. - She had resided with Mrs. C. C. Potts the past six years.
Mrs. May Catharine Light, mother of Mrs. C. C. Potts, passed away at 12:20 a. m. Sunday, March 20, 1938 after several months illness at the daughter's home 828 North Howard street where she received every care and attention and everything possible was done for her comfort and health during her declining years. She had made her home with her daughter since the death of her husband in 1922.
Mrs. Light was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Robbins Aukerman and she was born Dec. 3, 1851 in Lawrence county, Ill. When still a small girl her folks moved to Columbus, Ohio where she attended school.
She was married to Tottin J. Light at Columbus, O., April 26, 1883. The young couple moved to Lightsville where she resided until the death of her husband six years ago when she came to Union City to make her home with her daughter.
She was a woman of fine character and a devout Christian being a faithful member of the Lightsville M. E. Church.
The survivors include one son Melvin C. Light, Lima, O., Mrs. Vesta I. Potts, wife of C. C. Potts, city mail carrier. Two grandsons Richard C. Light, Columbus, O., and Robert M. Light, Lima, O., and two step grandchildren, Dean and Vivian Potts, Union City, Ind.
The funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Lightsville Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Nobel Schlechty. The music will e in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bilver. Burial will be in the Teegarden Cemetery.
(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, O. records give her maiden name as Ancherman and that she was a widow of Totten Jackson Light. Totten Light died July 5, 1932 and is also buried in Teegarden Cemetery. His widow is listed as May Ackerman.)
Close of Life - Mrs. Anna J. Reynard passes away this morning at 7:30. - Succumbs after a few days illness at home of son-in-law James Hook.
The death of Mrs. Anna J. Reynard, which occurred this morning at the home of her son-in-law James Hook, 531 North Howard street, has caused a mantle of sorrow to descend over our city for she was one of our best loved women. She was only ill a few days, and while everything was done for her that love and tender care could supply, she gradually grew weaker and she closed her eyes in her last sleep this morning at 30 minutes past 7 o'clock.
Anna Jane Deem Reynard was born February 20, 1865 in Winchester, Ind. and she was the daughter of James Finley Deem and Florella Ferguson Deem. Her father died while she was still a small child at which time her mother and children, came to Union City to make their home with Mrs. Reynard's grandfather Dr. David Ferguson.
Anna Jane Deem attended school in this city and was a member of one of the first classes to graduate from the Union City, Ind. schools.
She was married in 1886 to Dr. Granville Reynard , one of the leading physicians in this section who passed away in 1920. Four children were born to this union , three of whom survive namely: Mrs. Florence R. Teegarden, Indianapolis; James D. Reynard and Mrs. Emily R. Hook. She is also survived by one sister, Miss Eleanor F. Deem, of St. Paul, Minn., also three grandsons, Max and John Hook and Granville Reynard.
For many years she resided in the Reynard home on North Columbia street and for the past several years she had made her home with her son-in-law on North Howard street.
Mrs. Reynard was a real Christian woman and a life-long member of the Presbyterian church. During her years of health she was very active in church work and she was a valued member of the Ladies Aid Society and Missionary society.
She was prominently connected with the city's social life. She was a member of the Ticknor Club, Over the Tea Cups Club, the old Bancroft Club and other social organizations in which she took an active part. She was a woman of fine attainments and charming personality and her home was a social center which will leave pleasant memories for many years to come.
The body was taken to the Morris Funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.
Loses Baby Girl - Death was due to the deadly streptococcic infection - Little one passes away after only being ill 24 hours.
Sadness permeates the home of Mr. and Mrs. Verl Thompson, who reside one and one-half miles east and north of Hillgrove, O., for they have lost their first little baby girl, Dorothy, aged two years and six months.
Death was due to Hasmolitis streptococcic infection and she was only ill twenty-four hours. Her older brother was also almost a victim of the deadly infection, and he has just recovered from the deadly attack.
Dorothy passed away last night at eleven o'clock. This type of a germ is very closely related to the scarlet fever germ. This particular germ must be very verulent because of the very serious illness of both the boy and the girl.
The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and funeral announcements will be made later.
War Veteran - Taps sounded for Webster Cassel who was in war with Spain. - Connected with U. S. Army for more than twenty years.
Taps have sounded for H. Webster Cassel, Spanish-American war veteran who passed away at his home, 506 North State Line street at ten o'clock Friday night after an illness of some weeks and he has been under the weather all winter.
H. Webster Cassel or "Web" as he was known to his many friends was born in Jackson Township, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1865 and he was therefore 72 years of age at the time of his death. He was the son of Eli and Susan Cassel, and he attended the old Tobin school in Jackson, O., which later was superseded by the Jackson, O. centralized school and during his residence there he was a regular attendant at the Teegarden church.
When he was quite a young man in 1898 he answered his country's call and helped to win the Spanish-American war.
He liked a soldier's life so well that he remained with the army at the close of the Spanish war. He remained in the service for 22 years until he received his honorable retirement when he returned to his home and his family, about fifteen years ago since which time he has resided in Union City. During the latter years of his life he became an expert gardener and his strawberries, raspberries and vegetables were sought by people from far and near. He was of a friendly disposition and many friends will mourn his passing.
The survivors are one son, Henry Cassel, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., two brothers John Cassel, the well known tobacco buyer and Abe Cassel of Union City. Also two sisters, Mrs. Charles Oehler of North State Line street, and Mrs. Ida Bollinger of Marion, Ind.
The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call.
The funeral took place from the funeral home at 2 p. m. this afternoon conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will take place in the Teegarden cemetery.
Sad Death - P. O. Shierling passes away suddenly at his home near Saratoga. - Was seated at his dinner table when stricken.
Saratoga, Ind. - P. O. Shierling, 60, died suddenly at noon Saturday while seated at the dinner table at his home here. He was a member of the local United Brethren Church and a life-long resident of Randolph County. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City and was returned to the home Sunday.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. D. R. Rusk at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the United Brethren Church. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Stella Shierling; three sons, Evan of Chicago, and Waldo and Maurice of near Saratoga; one brother, C. M. Shierling of Saratoga; one sister Mrs. Ida Fraze of Saratoga and three grandchildren.
Died --- William Lloyd, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bickel, of Greenville, O., died Sunday night. The baby was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home and the funeral will take place at four o'clock this afternoon, with grave-side services at the Union City Cemetery. The father is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bickel, of this city and Union City friends extend sincere sympathyto the parents and grandparents.
George Wiggs - A former well-known citizen passes away in Chicago. - He was the cousin of Mrs. Belle Starbuck and Miss Alice Johnston.
Word was received here yesterday afternoon from Chicago of the death of George Wiggs, formerly a well known citizen of Union City, Ind.
Geo. Wiggs was born at Hollansburg, Dec. 2, 1852, and he was the son of Felix and Emily Thomas Wiggs. When he was quite a small lad his folks moved to Union City and Felix Wiggs went into business at the corner of Oak and Howard streets, conducting what was known as the Wiggs ware house.
The boy George Wiggs attended school here and after completing the course here, (though there was no high school graduating class or commencement day, at that time) he and Pierce Gray, son of Ex-governor I. P. Gray attended the Indiana State University, graduating with honors from that institution.
At Greenville, O., he was married to Anna Oldfield, who passed away in 1927.
For the most part of his life Mr. Wiggs resided in Union City and Chicago, and his last visit to Union City was to attend the funeral of his sister Mrs. William Wiley.
During the last years of his life he frequented the Press Club in Chicago which was in fact his headquarters. He was a great student of high finance to which he enjoyed some notable successes.
He was a close friend of Ex-Mayor William Harris of honored memory and the two were constantly together when Wiggs came to this city.
Mr. Wiggs was the father of Mrs. L. N. Hines, wife of the former Superintendent of the Union City schools and president of the Indiana State Normal. Mrs. Hines was formerly Miss Bertha Wiggs and since the death of her husband she has resided in Chicago.
Besides the daughter he is survived by two cousins, Mrs. Belle Starbuck and Miss Alice Johnston, both residing on North Columbia street.
The funeral services will take place at the home of the daughter Mrs. L. N. Hines in Chicago Wednesday at 2 p. m. and on arrival here the body will be in charge of the Fraze funeral home. The body will arrive here Thursday at 2:30 p. m. and the cortege will go direct to the Union City cemetery where there will be short services at the mausoleum, conducted by Rev. Carl Adams, of the First Methodist church.
Sister Dies - Mrs. Harry Hueber receives sad news from Greenville. Mrs. A. M. Sipple passes away at her home this morning.
Word was received here this morning of the death at her home in Greenville, Ohio, of Mrs.
Anna Sipple, wife of Albert M. Sipple, after several weeks illness and she passed away at thirty minutes past midnight this morning. At her bedside was her sister, Mrs. Harry Hueber, who was called to Greenville and helped to care for her sister during her last days.
Mrs. Sipple was formerly Miss Anna Fox and she was the daughter of Jacob and Christine Fox. She was born in Darke County, O., about 75 years ago and she resided all of her life in Greenville. She was a devout Christian woman and faithful in her church work. She had visited in Union City on many occasions and many friends here will regret to learn of her death.
She is survived by the husband, a retired farmer of Greenville. Also two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hueber and Mrs. Frank Smith, of this city, and two brothers Jacob and Harry Fox, of Piqua, O. Mrs. John Russ, wife of the Fleetwing filling station man, was a cousin, and Mrs. Phillip Wolf was also a cousin. The funeral announcements will be made later.