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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 7, 1938

Visited Here - Mrs. Delilah Worch, 83, passes away this morning at home of daughter. - She was the sister of Mrs. Laura Ludy of 334 North Union Street.

Word has been received here from Versailles, O., of the death of Mrs. Deliliah Worch, the wife of Adam Worch. She was the daughter of John Cook, deceased and well known veterinarian. She was the sister of Mrs. Laura Ludy, of 334 North Union street. Mrs. Worch sustained a stroke a year ago and she never fully recovered from the attack. She passed away at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Oscar Hoke, two miles west of Versailles. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Hoke and Mrs. Noel Byard, about seven miles northeast of Union City; one son, Chester Worch, of Dayton, O.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; also three sisters, Mrs. Laura Ludy, Union City, Ind.; Mrs. Mary A. Johnson of Dayton and Mrs. Dora Lowe, of Clayton, Ohio; two brothers, Orville Cook, of San Jose, Calif., and Clifton Cook of New Lisbon, Ind.

The following from here will be among those attending the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koontz and mother Mrs. Laura Ludy. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Worch, who had visited in Union City on many occasions was well known here, and many old friends here will regret to learn of her death. She was born in Ohio 83 years ago.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 7, 1938

Mrs. John McIntyre dies.

Word has come to this city of the death of Mrs. John McIntyre at the St. Joseph's hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral services will take place next Monday, July 11th. at 9 a. m. at the St. Patrick's church in Ft. Wayne and interment will take place in the St. Mary's cemetery at Richmond, Ind.

The Misses Hannah, Julia and Elizabeth Lally who were half-sisters of the deceased of this city, were at her bedside when she passed away.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 11, 1938

Lived Here - John Kemp, former Union City baker, passes away in Muncie. - He was born near New Pittsburg where funeral will be held.

Word has been received here for Muncie, Ind., of the death of John Kemp, which occurred Saturday night at 9 o'clock, after a long illness, he having been confined to his home the past six or seven months. He resided at 17 East Seymour street in Muncie.

John Kemp was born on the old Kemp place, north of New Pittsburg, sixty-two years ago. He was the son of Jefferson and Hannah Van Note Kemp. He attended school in the New Pittsburg district. When a young man he came to Union City and worked in the Robert Clark bakery and also the Stump bakery.

He left Union City for Muncie, Ind., some thirty years ago. He was a cousin of Robert and T. Win Kemp, Edward Fowler, Mrs. Blanche Frank of North Union street, and Rev. A. E. Kemp, of Elryia, O.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ella Kemp, two daughters, Mrs. Pauling Davis, and Mrs. Carl Morris of Muncie and three sons Leon and Raymond Kemp, of Muncie, and Ralph Kemp of Galion, O. Also two grandchildren and two brothers, Wm. Kemp of North Salem and Charles Kemp of Salamonia. Also one sister, Mrs. Tillie Imel, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

There will be short funeral services from the home in Muncie Tuesday and further services will be held from Praise chapel in New Pittsburg. Interment will take place in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 11, 1938

Mrs. Henrietta Wasson passed away.

Announcement has been received here of the death in Winchester of Mrs. Henrietta Wasson, who passed away at her home in that city Saturday night. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the Methodist church and many old time friends from here will go over for the services. As a girl Mrs. Wasson spent several years in this vicinity and near Jericho and was well known here. She is survived by five daughter, Mrs. Don Carey of Carmel, Ind., Mrs. Kenneth Stambaugh of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Clyde Comer, Mrs. Harry Heaston, Miss Edna Wasson of Winchester and one son Charles Wasson also of Winchester. Frank Shockney of this city is a brother.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, July 15, 1938

Struck - By a motorist, woman cyclist is killed. - Was riding on highway with no lights on bicycle.

Winchester, Ind. -- Mrs. Reba A. Lawson, 25 years old, of 554 North Main street, was fatally injured about 9 o'clock tonight (Thursday) when the bicycle she was riding was struck by a car that was following her. The accident occurred on Indiana 32, near the Lincoln school about five miles west of here. The car that collided with Mrs. Lawson's bicycle was occupied by Sherald Sears and Herman Jenkins, both residing on Rural Route 1, Winchester. The driver was not ascertained.

Mrs. Lawson lived only a few minutes after the accident.

Investigating county officers did not take the driver of the car into custody when eye witnesses to the accident absolved him of blame.

Witnesses said that Mrs. Lawson and the car that struck her were proceeding west when an eastbound car passed them. Witnesses expressed the belief that the lights of this car blinded the driver of the car following Mrs. Lawson and that he struck the bicycle before he noticed it.

After the accident Sears and Jenkins went to a near-by farm home and telephoned for an ambulance but before the arrival a car occupied by Herbert Amburn of Parker and Thoral Rhonemus of Selma placed Mrs. Lawson in their car, where she died before they could reach the Randolph County hospital.

Mrs. Lawson, who was the wife of Eugene Lawson, like many other Winchester residents, enjoyed bicycle riding and frequently made short trips.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, her sisters, Mrs. Donald May of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. George Perry of Muncie, and a brother, Grady Simms of Muncie. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body was taken to the Somers Funeral home.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 18, 1938

Long Life - Mrs. Mary Jane Dowler passes away at the age of ninety-three. - She had lived in Union City for the past 38 years.

Mrs. Mary Jane Dowler [Dowlar], widow of Daniel Dowler, passed away this morning at her home 623 West Oak street. She had been ill for the past five months. Her condition became serious some three weeks ago and the end came this morning at fifteen minutes past 5 o'clock.

Mary Jane Dowler was the daughter of John and Jane Elston Armstrong, the latter being a cousin William Elston, part owner of the old Union City Carriage Co., and president of the Atlas State Bank.

Mrs. Dowler was born February 6, 1846 and she was therefore 93 years and six months of age at the time of her death. She was born in Jackson Township, O., near the old Sawmill, located at what was known as "Dog Town." She attended the Wenrick school and which was later, also known as the Roe school.

In 1867 she was married to Daniel Dowler at her home and the young couple made their home at a farm just South of the Twin Bridges. Here they lived for 25 to 30 years, after which they moved to the John Hart farm on South Jackson pike. Their next home was on the Bert Anderson farm, West of Spartanburg, one-half mile. Daniel Dowler passes away at this farm August 7, 1896.

The widow then moved to the Snell farm, South of Hillgrove, O., where she made her home with her son John Dowler and family. From this farm Mrs. Dowler moved to Union City in 1900 and resided in what was the Wheatly property on West Oak street where she resided the rest of her life.

Mrs. Dowler was of the finest type of our honored pioneer women who did so much toward the upbuilding of our country. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Universal church of Palestine, Ohio. She was also a valued member of the Woman's Relief Corps., by virtue of her husband Daniel Dowler, being a Union soldier in the Civil war.

Surviving relatives are two sons, John H. Dowler of near Eaton, O., and Uriah Dowler, who resides with his daughter, Mrs. Ed. Livengood, 1102 West Oak street, wife of the well known post office employee.

One daughter, Mrs. Arizona Hinkle, wife of Dennis E. Hinkle of the Sedan factory. There are also eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

The remains were taken to the Brooks Funeral home, where it will be returned to the home and the funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's issue of the Times.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, July 18, 1938

Died --- Frank (B. F.) Julian, age 85 years and seven months at Pasadena, Calif. Thursday July 14th at 7 p. m. Mr. Julian was formerly connected with the Veit Meat Market in this city and is well known by the older residents of the city. He leaves daughters Emma of Pasadena, Calif., Ethel of Detroit, sons Earl of Dayton, O., and Harry of Cincinnati, Ohio; also a sister Mrs. Laura Haney of this city. Burial services will be held in this city and announcements of same will be made later.

(The funeral service was held at the Fraze Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. John Holtman of the M. E. Church at Dayton, O., a close friend of the deceased. Interment in the Lisbon Cemetery)

Obituary, July 25, 1938 --- Benjamin Franklin Julian, son of Harvey and Mary Jane Julian, was born December 8th, 1852 at Fletcher, Ohio.

At an early age his parents moved to Union City, Indiana. In 1873 he married Mary Elizabeth Hoke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hoke, of Union City. To them were born six children.

The family moved to Piqua, Ohio where Mrs. Julian passed on in February, 1920.

Mr. Julian made his home with his daughter Emma in Pasadena, California, since 1924.

He departed this life July 14th, 1938.

Surviving him are one sister, Mrs. Laura B. Haney of Union City, two sons Earl Julian of dayton, Ohio, Harry Julian of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two daughters, Ethel Julian of Detroit, Michigan, and Emma Julian of Pasadena, California, also four grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence Crum and Miss Helen Julian of Dayton, Ohio, Miss Margaret E. Julian of Pasadena, California, and Mrs. John Norris Stephens of Buffalo, New York, also two great grandchildren Nancy and Jeanie Crum of Dayton, Ohio.

He leaves a host of friends in Piqua, Ohio, and Pasadena, California, as well as Union City, who mourn his passing.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 19, 1938

Elmer A. Frank - One of Union City's foremost citizens joins the great majority. - Stricken early in November and passed away at 3 this morning. - He was a former Mayor and Councilman of Union City, Indiana.

Union City today mourns the passing of one of its foremost and most honored citizens, Elmer A. Frank answered the call of his Maker this morning at 3 o'clock, after an illness of several months dating from Nov. 2, 1937, when he was stricken. He never recovered and the end came as stated closing a life of service to home and city.

Elmer A. Frank was born Nov. 24, 1866 in a small brick house on the State Line, opposite what was for years known as the Nanlin grocery. He was the son of John L. and Nancy A. Stevenson Frank.

He attended the Union City public schools and in his youth he learned the jewelry trade under the late Col. Sutton at the J. D. Smith jewelry store. He also clerked in the Harry Burt book store and for a period of six months he was a clerk in the Union City post office under A. B. Cooper. At the age of twenty, he took a position in the Commercial Bank, and here he served a period of fifty years.

He served eight years as a member of the city council during which time he was chairman of the Water Works executive committee, and also Financial and Public Works committee.

Friday August 16, 1929 after the death of Mayor Lee M. Welbourn, he was unanimously appointed by the Union City, Ind. council as mayor of Union City.

Mayor Elmer A. Frank made a fine record as the head of the city's affairs, which gained for him the approval and admiration of the whole city. He was a member of the Old Federal club, later the Elks club and also the K. P. lodge. He was also a member of the Catholic church, and he was a Christian man in every sense of the word.

He was married Nov. 19th 1896 to Miss Catherine Cain, the Rev. Father John King of the St. Mary's church performing the ceremony. He is survived by the wife, and one son Donald J. Frank and wife of Dayton, O. Also two granddaughters, Constance and Mary Helen Frank.

Efficiency and absolute honesty to his various endeavors coupled with an unusual ability to keep his friends, has made the passing of Elmer A. Frank a great loss as well as a cause for deep sorrow to a wide circle of friends.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home from where it will be returned Wednesday morning to the Frank residence 427 North Howard street, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the St. Mary's church conducted by Rev. T. J. Hammes. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

(He was buried beside his father in the Frank burial plot.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 19, 1938

Man Killed - By a train as his wife watches the tragedy. - New Madison, O. man's body is hurled 50 feet.

New Madison, Ohio -- Hal G. Noggle, 53 years old, a resident of New Madison, was killed instantly late yesterday afternoon, when his automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad passenger train at the West Jefferson street crossing at the depot. There is no watchman at the crossing. Wreckage of the Noggle car is shown, ???

Noggle, an employee of the State Highway commission was enroute to his home when his car was struck by a northbound train. Noggle's wife, standing on the porch of her home, near the railroad station, witnessed the tragedy and was among the first to reach her husband's body, which was dragged a considerable distance in the wreckage of his car.

Two youths, Richard Hodgin and John Mogel, both of New Madison, were in a car at the crossing when Noggle approached and they attempted to warn him that a train was near the crossing, but he apparently did not notice the signals.

Noggle is survived by his wife and his mother, Mrs. Olo Noggle. The body has been taken to the Sands Funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 21, 1938

Kemp Rites - Funeral of James Kemp will be held at New Lisbon Saturday. - The services will be conducted by Rev. Lee Jackson.

The death of James B. Kemp which occurred last night at a few minutes past nine o'clock, proved a great shock to the entire community for he was one of the best liked and most admired young men in the county.

Everything honestly possible was done to save the young man's life, and a brain specialist, Dr. Vernon K. Hahn, of Indianapolis, was brought here, but owing to the nature of the injury received when James plunged from the hay rake, it was evident from the beginning that his case was hopeless.

James Barrett Kemp was the son of Robert R. and Cecile Hindsley Kemp and he was born on the old home place near Castle, Aug. 7, 1909. He attended Jackson, Ind. school and graduated with the class of 1927. After his high school graduation he entered Purdue University from which institution he graduated with high honors majoring in Agriculture.

He accepted a place as agricultural instructor in the Jackson, Ind. school, a position he had held for the past five years, with great credit to himself and to his friends.

He was married April 25, 1935, to Miss Grace Pratt, who survives him.

He was always deeply interested in church work and was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church of New Lisbon. He was a member of the board of Deacons and Chorister of the church and he was also the educational superintendent of the Jackson township Sunday school council.

All in all he has left behind him a splendid record and despite his youth, filled with usefulness and service to his fellowman so that he will ever be remembered by the host of friends who mourn his tragic and untimely death.

Besides the widow he is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Kemp, one brother Roger Kemp of Muncie, and three sisters, Jeanette and Phyllis Kemp, at home, and Mrs. Thetis Greenlee, wife of Joe Greenlee of the Public Service Co. of Indiana. Also the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Hindsley of near Old Castle.

The funeral will take placed Saturday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Lee Jackson of the Christian church of Winchester. Burial in the New Lisbon Cemetery.

(A further Obituary was published July 26, 1938)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 21, 1938

Born Here - James N. Wallace passes away in Indianapolis after long illness. - Was former city clerk on the East Side and veteran ball player.

Word was received here of the death of James N. Wallace, who passed away at his home, 2306 Prospect street, Indianapolis, this morning at two minutes past 7 o'clock. He had been ill the past year and had been in a serious condition for two or three months.

James N. Wallace, or Jim, as he was universally known, was born in Union City, Jan. 9, 1865, and he attended school on the East Side.

When he arrived at young manhood he was elected to the position of city clerk of the city of Union City, Ohio.

He was a great baseball player and began playing the game when only fifteen years old. He was the youngest member of the great team of that day, the players of which included Ev. Jackson, Geo. Patchell, Web Lambert, Will Yergin, Patsy Shea, Dolan and others.

Other players on that team were De Wahl, pitcher of Cleveland; Con. Lucid, of Pittsburg; pitcher, Jack "Daddy" Dolan, who pitched for Cincinnati; Nick Ivory, catcher, who went to Brooklyn, Keefer of the Internationals, and Jim Wallace, went from Union City to play with Dunkirk, N. Y., as left fielder and relief pitcher. He left here for Indianapolis about 30 years ago.

For the past fifteen years he had been employed in the office of The Citizen's Gas Co., in Indianapolis being forced to retire a year ago owing to ill health.

The survivors include the widow, Mars. Nancy Wallace, and one daughter, Mrs. Eileen West of Indianapolis, one granddaughter, Dorothy West; two brothers, John A. Wallace of this city, and Thomas Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio; four sisters, Mary and Bee Wallace of Union City, Mrs. T. L. Hart of Dunkirk, Ind. and Mrs. C. C. Coombs, of Bellfontaine, Ohio.

"Jim" was a genial, good fellow, square as they make them, and many old friends here will regret to learn of his death. The funeral will take place from the St. Patrick's church in Indianapolis; the time to be announced later.

(The remains arrived in Union City on Saturday and the burial took place at St. Mary's Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, July 26, 1938

Accident - Proves fatal to Willard Parent after being shot from a canon. - Parent was well known in this city.

Greenville -- Willard Parent, 42, of Palestine, near here widely known promoter of balloon ascensions and auto races, died in St. Joseph hospital at Ponce City, Okla. last night following an operation for a brain injury, according to word received here.

Parent, who was traveling with the United Shows as an exhibitor of a human canon ball act, was injured Saturday night when struck by a falling timber as he was helping dismantle the show, it was reported.

His widow, Mrs. Ogretta Parent, of Palestine, left for Oklahoma yesterday morning. Other survivors include three children and three half-sisters, among them Mrs. Willard Stupe, of Dayton.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 28, 1938

Sudden Death - George Murphy passes away at his home, Lebanon, Indiana. - His going proves a great shock to Union City.

The news which reached here last night of the sudden death of George Murphy, Jr. proved a great shock to Union City for he was one of the city's best and universally liked young men. His death occurred Wednesday in his home city Lebanon, Ind. about 3 p. m. He had not been ill and death was caused by a heart attack.

George Murphy, Jr. was the son of George and Alice Murphy and he was born in this city Feb. 3, 1905. He attended St. Mary's school and later graduated from the West Side school with the class of 1925. While still in school he was employed at the Charles Tritt shoe store and after his graduation entered the store as a regular clerk.

He left Union City eight years ago and went to Richmond where he secured a place as clerk with the Miller Jones Shoe Co., a chain store. Later about four years ago he was placed in charge of the shoe store at Lebanon, Ind. Later he became a part owner of the store.

He was married to Miss Mildred Mann, a native of Harrisville whose folks moved to Richmond.

George Murphy, Jr. was not only an able business man but he was a man of fine character with a pleasant genial personality which made him friend wherever he went. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also the K. G. E. lodge.

He had a host of friends in Union City who will regret to learn of his untimely passing and they will sincerely mourn his death.

He is survived by the widow, one daughter, Iva Ann, aged four and one son, George Arthur Murphy, aged one and a half years.

The survivors also included the father George Murphy of the Murphy Cafe, four brothers, Martin and Robert Murphy of Richmond, Ind., Richard and Jack who make their home with their sister on Clifford Avenue. Five sisters, Miss Mary Gertrude Murphy, teacher in the West Side school, Miss Sarah Murphy of the Union City hospital, Miss Josephine Murphy of the State Hospital at Rockwell, Ind., and Regina and Margaret Murphy.

The body will be brought to Union City in charge of the Fraze funeral home arriving here Friday and will be taken to the home 325 Carter Avenue where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from St. Mary's church, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father Theo. Hammes. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery north of the city.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 28, 1938

While At Game - Paul Hurst, a native of Union City dies suddenly. - He was born on Market Street and spent boyhood here.

Paul James Hurst, 33, of 1702 West Memorial Drive, :Muncie, Indiana, died at the Ball Hospital at 5:30 o'clock last evening, a few minutes after having been taken there by companions. He is said to have been sitting along the curb near his home watching a ball game when he announced to his companions, "I believe I'm going to have an attack of acute indigestion."

Coroner O. M. Deardorff said last night an autopsy would be performed today to determine a definite cause of death. Mr. Hurst was born in Union City, O., later moving to Chicago. He came to Muncie twelve years ago and was the head of a company which had charge of window cleaning contracts of the city.

Paul Hurst was born in this city on Market street. He attended St. Mary's school and worked at the Red 73 creamery. He with his folks moved for Muncie 15 or 20 years ago not long after the death of Mrs. Hurst, Paul's mother.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Carrie Hurst; the parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hurst of Anderson, Ind.; one brother, William Hurst of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Barnard of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the G. H. Piepho and Sons funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, the body to lie in state one hour preceding services. The body will be returned to the residence this evening.

The Misses Mary and Bee Wallace will attend the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, July 28, 1938

Died --- Mrs. Mattie E. Martin, wife of John Martin, Tuesday, July 26, 1938 at Lynn, Ind. Burial services Friday, July 29th from the M. E. Church at 2:30 p. m.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 1, 1938

Life's Work - As one of Union City's best known women comes to an end. - Mrs. Emma Downing passes away at her home Sunday.

Many friends and relatives of Mrs. Emma Downing are saddened to hear of her death early Sunday morning at her home on North Plum street.

Last September she was injured in a fall and has since then wagered a losing battle with the infirmities of old age.

Mrs. Downing has been a resident of Union City for sixty years, has engaged in various business enterprises here and was known and loved as a fine example of the cheerful, sturdy, industrious pioneer stock with which this country has been blessed.

Mrs. Downing was born May 3, 1854, near Hollansburg, Ohio. She was the daughter of William and Mary Polley and the youngest of nine children. All four of her brothers were volunteers in the Union Army in the civil war.

Her first husband, Joseph Harrison, was a school teacher at Hollansburg, O. After the marriage they moved to Union City, bought a home and Mr. Harrison clerked in the R. Kirshbaum store, which was then under the management of its founder.

The death of her young husband left her a widow with two small children, Ora and Joseph Raymond.

A few years later she married James L. Downing of Union City and to this union were born two children, Maude and Earl C., both of whom survive her, as does her son, Dr. J. R. Harrison, veterinarian, of Union City.

Mrs. Downing was a business woman of exceptional ability. The successful management of summer hotels in Ohio and Indiana and in two Florida cities kept her active until after she was seventy years old. She invested most of her earnings in Union City real estate. She built several houses here which are monuments attesting her enterprise and faith in her home town.

Funeral services will be held at Fraze Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p. m. Interment in city cemetery.

Friends can view the remains Tuesday from 10 a. m. until the funeral hour at the Fraze Funeral Home.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1938

Died --- Aug. 2, 1938, 7:30 a. m. Joan Strohmeyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Strohmeyer, Piqua, O., nee Esther Boze, age 10 years, Typhoid fever. Burial arrangements will be announced later. Miss Strohmeyer was a neice of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Collins of this city.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 4, 1938

Life's Work - For Daniel Bragg comes to an end. - Had lived all his life in Randolph County.

Daniel Bragg, 80, passed away at his farm home one-half mile north of the Friesner Filling station on State route 27 this morning at 1 o'clock after an illness of about three weeks, during which time he contracted bronchial pneumonia.

Daniel Bragg had lived practically all his life in Randolph count and was one of its pioneer tillers of the soil. being a successful farmer and the type of man who took an interest at all time in the welfare of his community, being connected for years at the head of the Winchester Rural Telephone Co. which was the first to furnish service to the farmers of Randolph county.

He took a prominent part in politics and affiliated with the Democratic party.

Being a true Christian man, he was a faithful member of the Saratoga United Brethren Church, where he attended regularly as long as his health permitted.

His wife preceded him to that Great Beyond several years ago. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Elsie Steed, Mrs. Charles Ditmer, Mrs. Charles Owens, Perry Bragg, Henry Bragg and Harl Bragg, besides two brothers, Theo. Bragg of Winchester, Ind., and Charles Bragg of North Salem, and many grandchildren and other relatives, who with his host of friends mourn his demise.

The funeral services will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Saratoga U. B. Church. Interment in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 4, 1938

90 Years Old - Henry Sutton, father of Ownie Sutton, passed away this morning. - He was born in England and came here when a babe.

Henry Sutton, one of the well known farmers of the county, passed away this morning at 2 o'clock. He had been ailing the past year, and for the past month his condition had been serious.

Henry Sutton was born in England March 18, 1848 and he was the son of William and Sarah Willicks Sutton. When Henry was two and a half years of age his parents left England for America. They landed in New York state. Not long afterward they moved to Indiana and they settled on a farm at North Salem or Jordan as it was then called.

The boy attended school when there was any school and worked on the farm.

He was married Sept. 15, 1874 to Ruth A. Bragg, who passed away May 15, 1907. He was married again to Angelina Blansett who passed away about a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton came to Union City about 8 years ago, and after the death of the second Mrs. Sutton, Henry Sutton went to live with his son, Ownie Sutton and family, 617 North State Line street.

Henry Sutton was industrious, honest and a good citizen, and many friends will mourn his death.

He leaves the following children: Frank Sutton and Mrs. Dora Smiley, Middletown, Ind.; Onie Sutton and Hazel Croyle, of this city, and ten grandchildren.

The body will be returned from the Brooks Funeral Home to the residence of Onie Sutton Friday afternoon where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the New Lisbon church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. John A. Watson of Harrisville. The burial will take place in the New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 5, 1938

Called Away - Miss Helen Margaret Carr succumbs after a long illness. - A Christian worker and very proficient stenographer and bookkeeper.

Many friends are mourning today over the death of Miss Helen Margaret Carr, who passed away this morning at thirty minutes past eight o'clock after a long illness. About a year ago she sustained a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered and the end came as stated.

Helen Margaret Carr was born in Ireland Dec. 25, 1880. She was the daughter of John and Honora Dugan Carr, and Mrs. Car, was a cousin to Judge Dugan, of Celina, O., who was well and favorably known in Union City.

When Helen Margaret was yet an infant her parents came to America and to Union City to make their home.

As Miss Helen grew up she attended St. Mary's school and she proved a girl of bright mind, which she proved after her St. Mary's school days by graduating from the East Side high school after only a year's work in that institution.

After graduating she took up the work of bookkeeping and stenography and she held a number of responsible positions. She had charge of the Dr. Zeller office and later was chief operator of the Union City Telephone Co. and was also bookkeeper for that concern.

From there she went to the old Atlas Bank and was one of the banks very efficient and most trusted employees for several years. Until overcome by ill health she was always busy and always in responsible positions.

She was a sincere Christian woman, and a life-long member of St. Mary's church and a leading member of the Rosary Society, serving as its president, and also secretary and treasurer.

She was a woman of fine character and leaves many friends who will miss her and regret her passing.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the Carr home, 614 West Division street Saturday afternoon and where friends may call.

The survivors include one brother Patrick Carr, of North Union street, and two sisters, Miss Hannah Carr and Miss Catherine Carr who reside at the home on Division street.

The funeral will take place Monday at 9 a. m. from St. Mary's church conducted by Rev. Father Theo. Hammes. Burial in the St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 8, 1938

Victim - Of paralytic stroke was William Lephart. - Prominent farmer passes away at home of his son.

William Lephart, 82, prominent retired framer, passed away Saturday evening at the home of his son Clarence Lephart, two miles east of Hillgrove, O., as the result of a paralytic stroke.

He had lived all his life in Washington township, Darke county, and was a prominent citizen in his community, taking an active part in everything that would help the community. His wife passed away in 1936 and he had been making his home with his son.

He is survived by one son Clarence, one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Teegarden of this city and two grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) at the Coletown Christian church, conducted by Rev. John Watson. Interment in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records give his birth as Sept. 3, 1855 and his parents as Augusta and Catharine Stricoff Lephart. His deceased wife was Sarah Jane Slonaker Lephart.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 8, 1938

Called Home - Mrs. James A. Larsh passes away after several month's illness. - She was prominent in church work and in the Eastern Star.

Death again visited Union City early this morning and took away one of the city's best known and honored women, namely Mrs. Fanny Larsh, wife of one of the city's well known retired business men.

Mrs. Larsh had been ill for the past five months, during which she was confined to her home, 740 North Columbia street. While everything possible was done for her, she grew steadily worse and the end came this morning at twenty minutes past 2 o'clock when she passed quietly and peacefully to her reward.

Mrs. Larsh was the daughter of John and Catherine Clark and her maiden name was Miss Fanny Clark. She was born Dec. 29, 1867, in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. She grew up and attended school in the Queen City and when she arrived at marriageable age she was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to James A. Larsh.

Mr. and Mrs. Larsh moved to Union City about twenty years ago, and Mr. Larsh established a shoe repair department in the harness shop of his brother-in-law, J. D. Lauder.

Mrs. Larsh, with her fine qualities as a church and social worker, soon became prominent in church and lodge work. She was a devout member of the Methodist church and a valued acquisition to the Eastern Star Lodge of which she was a member. She was outstanding in lodge work and occupied practically all the chairs in the Eastern Star Lodge. She was always ready to do her full share in church and Ladies' Aid work, and she will be sincerely missed by the many friends.

She is survived by the husband, James A. Larsh and two sons Walter, of Washington, D. C., and Austin, of Buffalo, N. Y. Also several brother and sisters including Mrs. L. D. Lauder, of the corner of Hickory and North Union streets.

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

(The funeral services were held at the Fraze funeral home Wednesday evening at seven o'clock conducted by Rev. Lewis Ludwick and the Eastern Star. Interment to be made on Thursday at Evansville, Ind.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, August 9, 1938

End Comes - Mrs. Rebecca Hay passes away this morning. - Had lived practically all her life in this community.

Mrs. Rebecca Hay, 75, passed away this morning at the Union City hospital after an illness of two weeks.

She had lived practically all her life in this community and was the widow of the late John Hay, who passed away five and a half years ago.

They lived on a farm on North State Line and at his death she moved to 617 North State Line street where she made her home. She was a life-long member of the Brethren Church from where the funeral will take place Thursday at 3 p. m. conducted by Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Interment in the Brethren cemetery north of this city.

She leaves the following half-sisters, besides a host of friends to mourn her demise: Mrs. Almanda Keper, Albean, Ind., Mrs. Menda Brundle, Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Florence Hardman, Wennatchee, Washington, and Mrs. Harriett Baker, Chicago, Ill. and one brother, Phillip Friend, who lives in Connecticut.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Brooks Funeral Service.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, August 10, 1938

Death Of Son - Mrs. Mary Ellen Coblentz receives sad news from Idaho. - The son T. D. Coblentz was a graduate of Union City school.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Coblentz, one of our oldest pioneer ladies who resides at 124 Caroline street, on the East Side, yesterday received word of the death of her son Thomas D. Coblentz which occurred at his home in Payette, Idaho, after several days illness.

Thomas Daniel Coblentz was born on the old Coblentz farm north of New Lisbon and he was the son of Morman aned Mary Ellen Sutton Coblentz. He was born Sept. 19, 1865 and he attended the Mangas school. Later he attended the schools in Union City from which he graduated. While attending school here the boy walked to school and back home every school day. After his high school graduation he graduated from the Danville college and for some years he taught school in this county teaching at Lightsville and other schools.

He left here 36 years ago, going to Idaho where he worked on the railroad and in lumber camps. He was here on a visit about two months ago, when he visited his mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Coblentz, who will be 89 years old Aug. 13, 1938.

Thomas Daniel Coblentz was a devout Christian and when quite young was baptized and joined the New Lisbon church. He was an active worker in the church and he will be greatly missed from his community where he did much good.

He is survived by the widow and the following children: the twins, Lee and Bea (Beatrice), Mrs. Mary Burnett, Eddie and Ellen Coblentz, all living in Payette, Id. The mother, Mrs. Mary E. Coblentz, of Union City, also several grandchildren.

The funeral took place from the church in Payette and the burial was in the Payette Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 15, 1938

To An End - Comes the life's career of Mrs. Charles Eberling. - Who had been a life-long resident of Union City.

Mrs. Nettie M. Eberling, 70, wife of Charles Eberling, died at the family home 233 South Columbia street Saturday night. Mrs. Eberling was a lifelong resident of Union City and was a member of the Christian Church.

Surviving besides the husband are the father, Abner Frazier of south of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Williasmson and Mrs. Nettie Kenp, of south of Union City; four brothers, Oscar and Ernest Frazier of Kankakee, Ill; Elvis Frazier of Henry, Ill., and Don E. Frazier of Union City.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home to the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon and will be returned to the Fraze funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when funeral services will be held, the Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 15, 1938

Born Here - Mrs. Will Clark passes away at her home in Springfield, Ohio. - Succumbs to an attack of Cerebral Hemorrhage Sunday morning.

Word was received here Sunday of the death at her home in Springfield, O., of Mrs. Will Clark, who succumbed to an attack of cerebral hemorrhage.

Mrs. Clark was formerly Miss Mayme Binkley and she was born in Union City and she was the daughter of Charles and Anna E. Snyder. She attended the Union City schools and when she arrived at the age of young womanhood she was married to Will Clark, son of the well known bakery proprietor, Robert Clark.

Some thirty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Clark and family moved from Union City to Springfield, O., where Mrs. Clark resided the rest of her life.

She was a good Christian woman and a member of the United Brethren church. She was active in church work and while a resident here she was a social favorite in Union City. Many friends here will regret to learn of her death and will mourn here passing.

She was also a valued member of the Rebecca :Lodge Auxiliary of the I.O.O.F. lodge and while a resident here did much toward helping to build up the lodge.

Besides the husband Mrs. Clark was survived by one daughter Mrs. Dorothy Bodkin, one son Robert Clark and one grandson Billie Clark Bodkin, all of Springfield.

Also two brothers, Clayton Binkley, sister Mrs. Harry Thornburg of Union City, and a brother Hugh Binkley of Springfield, Ohio.

The funeral will take place from the funeral home on South Limestone street in Springfield, O., Wednesday at 2 p. m., Eastern Standard Time.

Several from Union City will attend the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, August 16, 1938

Died --- William Osbrook passed away last evening at his residence in Arcanum, Ohio at the age of 86 years. Mr. Osbrook was a brother-in-law of William Whisler of this city.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 18, 1938

William M. Bowen succumbs at Lynn.

Lynn, Ind. --- William M. Bowen, 72, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, following a lingering illness. He is survived by the widow, Alice; three sons, Ray and Burt, both of near here, and Charles; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Buckingham, Mrs. Bertha Mercer and Mrs. Josie Shaw, and one brother, Fred Bowen, all of near here.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lynn Friends Church, with the Rev. Ira C. Johnson and the Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 22, 1938

Well Known - Dr. Riegel was a practicing physician for many years. - Stricken while on duty and an operation was not successful.

Further details have been received here of the death of Dr. H. C. Riegel which occurred Aug. 4 following a surgical operation.

Harrison Christian Riegel, son of Gabriel and Melissa Riegel, was born Dec. 24, 1877 in Darke County, Ohio, and departed this life August 5, 1928 at Hampton, Va. at the age of 60 years, 7 months, and 11 days. At the age of 18 he entered Ohio Northern University graduating in Pharmacy. He worked as a Pharmacist at Miami Valley Hospital following his graduation. He later took up the study of medicine receiving his degree as doctor of medicine from the University of Illinois in 1905. He was united in marriage to Emily Elizabeth Armstrong August 23, 1905

He practiced medicine for two years at Spartanburg, Ind., 17 years at Lightsville, Ohio, and due to failing health gave up practice, taking up Psychiatry at Lima State Hospital later going to Richmond state Hospital from thence to Veterans Administration Facility at Hampton, Va. He was stricken Aug. 4, while on duty, expiring the next evening following an emergency operation for a bowel obstruction.

He leaves his widow; two daughter, Mrs. Harry Life of Elyria, and Mary Eloise of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister Mrs. Mary Freymuth of Rossburg and a host of relatives and friends.

He was a member of the First M. E. Church of Hampton, Va. and the Men's club of the church.

Of him it might be said:

"It is well that he lived."
How oft he would say
'Twas man's greatest praise
At the end of life's way.

How well you have earned your heart's desire
Trying each day some life to inspire
Lifting the burden of some stricken soul
Guiding him onward to life's higher goal.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 22, 1938

Neck Broken - Hail Inskeep, well know here, killed in auto accident. - He drove onto the Salamonia road from the west.

Hail Inskeep, 69, prominent farmer living 10 miles northwest of here, was killed instantly Friday night when his auto figured in a collision with a milk truck near his home.

His auto was struck by a Schlosser Co. truck operated by William Houtz of Fort Wayne and hurled 150 feet into a field, authorities said. The accident happened as Inskeep turned onto the highway from a side road after visiting a neighbor. The truck driver escaped injury.

Inskeep had lived all of his life in this vicinity. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Arnold of Greenville, O., Mrs. Dollie Pratt, near Union City, Mrs. Jeanette Shocker of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Etta Newton of Coletown, O., and one brother, Freeman, north of Union City.

Inskeep was not far from his home and was returning from a business trip when the accident occurred. His neck and leg were broken and death must have been instantaneous.

Hail Inskeep was well known in Union City where he was a frequent caller.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 22, 1938

Bun Reed - Former Union City boy dies at his home in the south. - Telegram announcing death received here yesterday by sister.

A message was received Sunday morning by Mrs. J. W. Aurelius announcing the sudden death of her brother Bernard Reed at his home in Birmingham, Ala. The message was quite a shock to Union City relatives although they had been notified very recently that Mr. Reed had a serious heart ailment. The deceased was born in Galion, Ohio and was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed.

He spent most of his boyhood in this city and attended the West Side schools but left here as a very young man. For 47 years he has been an employee of the Frico railroad, holding the responsible position of purchasing agent. Mr. Reed spent Decoration Day here as the guest of his sister being enroute to New York to visit his son. He is survived by his widow, a daughter and son Bernard, Jr., a sister Mrs. Aurelius and a brother Lowell Reed of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services and interment will take place in Birmingham.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, August, 23, 1938

Wm. P. Onkst - Prominent farmer of this community is dead. - Spent his entire life as a tiller of the soil.

William P. Onkst, 77 years old, former member of the Washington Township Board of Education and prominent farmer residing five miles southeast of here, died Monday morning at his home after several years' illness. He came to this community from Tennessee at the age of nine years, and resided in Washington township for the past 60 years. He was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Charles Flory of Union, Ohio, in charge. Burial will be at Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; one grandson, Harold Ray Onkst, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Onkst.

William P. Onkst was born in Washington County, Tennessee, July 22, 1861, and when he was nine years old he with his folks moved to Indiana and settling on a farm near the old fairground west of Union City. Later they moved to the present Onkst home a little distance east of the Twin Bridges road.

He was married July 27, 1884 to Miss Mary R. Armstrong who survives him. To this union was born one son, Hugh R., who preceded his father in death less that one year ago. (Oct. 18, 1937)

He was well known here in Union City which he considered his home town and many friends here will regret to learn of his death.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was buried Aug. 24, 1938 in the Greenville Cemetery. His parents were William and Barbara Thompson Onkst. A later published Obituary gives his mother's name as Louisa.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1938

Services - Have been set for the Greenville, O. auto victims. - Condition of two others victims reported improved.

Greenville --- Funeral services for the two Greenville high school girl students, killed when their automobile crashed into a bridge northeast of here, Monday afternoon, will be held Thursday morning.

Services for Barbara Brown, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight L. Brown, will be held at 10:30 a. m. at the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Ralph Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Requiem high mass will be sung at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church for Mary B. Rahn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scipio Leh-Rahn, Father John A Gnau will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The condition of the two other girls in the car is reported as improved by Greenville City hospital attaches. Louise Lehman, 14, is in a critical condition but is expected to recover. Louanne Williams, 15, is believed out of danger.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, August 25, 1938

Long Illness - Precedes the death of Frank Knee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Knee. - He became ill last June and was taken to veteran's hospital.

Frank Knee, a well known citizen of Union City, passed away at the veteran's hospital in Dayton, after an illness which dates from last June. He was attacked with a sort of paralysis the nature of which was not clearly defined. He grew steadily worse and Aug. 13, he was taken to the veteran's hospital in Dayton, O., where he underwent treatment. No operation however was performed. He passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, at ten o'clock in the morning.

Charles Frank Knee, was the son of Newton and Cora Willis Knee, and he was born in Greenville, O., May 8, 1894.

When yet an infant, his parents moved to Union City and when the boy grew up he attended the East Side school. After his school years he was employed in factories.

He was married March 21, 1936, to Miss Mildred Holden. No children were born to this union.

He served in the World War tho he never went across but was on duty in this country, during his more than a year's service in the war. (He was in the Coast Guard stationed at Ft. Beauregard, New Orleans, La.)

For the past five years he was employed on the PWA and was thus employed when stricken with what developed into his last illness.

He was a man with a pleasant disposition which made for him many friends who will sincerely mourn his death.

He is survived by the widow and one stepson Richard, also the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Knee, and one sister, Winnie Knee.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home and was returned from there to the late home of the departed, 532 North Union street, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the family home Saturday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick of the United Brethren church. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, August 26, 1938

J. M. Bunger - Dies very suddenly at his home of a heart attack this morning. - He was one of Union City's outstanding and honored citizens.

Union City and Darke and Randolph counties today mourns the passing of one of its most honored citizens in the person of J. M. Bunger, who succumbed to a heart attack this morning at 20 minutes past 4 o'clock. He had not been ill and was up town yesterday and the day before, apparently hale and hearty, and was receiving the congratulations of his friends on his arrival at his 80th birthday.

John Marion Bunger was born August 23, 1858 in Cass county, Ind. He was the first born child of Aaron E. and Mary Bunger, and the eldest of a family of nine children none of whom now survive except a sister, Mrs. Albert Stokely, of Dayton, O. His father served during the Civil War as a soldier in the Union Army. Mr. Bunger was educated for the teaching profession at Lebanon and Delaware. In the fall of 1888 he came to Union City to serve as superintendent of the Ohio Side school, beginning an association with the educational life of the community which lasted throughout his professional career.

On August 3, 1893, Mr. Bunger and Miss Mae Dodds were united in Marriage, the late Rev. H. A. McDonald, minister of the Union City Presbyterian church, performing the ceremony. The widow and two daughters, Miss Anna Bunger and Miss Marian Bunger, survive the husband and father. A son, Robert, died in infancy.

Miss Marian Bunger is one of the efficient teachers of the West Side school and Miss Anna Bunger is a teacher in the State College at Ypsilanti, Mich.

Mr. Bunger moved to Eldorado in Darke county when a small boy and he there attended school. Later he also attended the State Normal school at Lebanon, O. and Delaware college, and he here laid the foundation which later made him one of the leading school teachers in Darke and Randolph counties.

He came to Union City in the fall of 1888, and accepted the place of superintendent of the East side school. From here he went to the Arcanum schools as superintendent for a number of years, after which he returned to Union City to accept a place in the West Side schools as science teacher. From here he went to the East Side schools, again to take his old place as superintendent. For the past ten years he has been living a retired life.

J. M. Bunger has meant much to Union City as he has meant much to every place in which he ever resided for he was a man who spent his life in doing good. He will be long remembered and sincerely mourned by the many who learned to love and esteem him during his long and useful life.

A devout and faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. Bunger served the local congregation as a ruling elder from 1913 until his death; from 1915 to 1930 he was clerk of the session. In 1918 he was chosen by the Presbytery of Muncie as its commissioner to the 130th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church which met that year in Columbus, O.

The funeral services will be held Monday forenoon at the family home, 503 North street, at 10 o'clock, with interment in Union City Cemetery. The Rev. Forbes Robertson and the Rev. Dudley R. Wilson will conduct the service.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 29, 1938

Long Life - Mrs. Sarah E. Simmons passed away aged 88. - She was the mother of Mrs. O. E. Goodman of this city. - She was the past post-mistress of Castle Post Office.

Mrs. Sarah E. Simmons, one of the well-known and highly honored pioneer women of Randolph county, passed away sometime during Saturday or Sunday morning after a long illness. She had been confined to her bed for the past year and Sunday morning about 7 o'clock when they visited her room she had passed away. She was making her home with her grandson Don Simmons in Saratoga.

Mrs. Simmons was born 88 years ago near Castle in the locality where she resided nearly all of her life. She attended the Jackson township school and her maiden name was Miss Sarah E. Sell.

She was appointed postmistress of the Castle post office, a position she held for several years and she was the last postmistress to serve the Castle post office.

She is survived by two sons, Luter Simmons of Michigan and Walter Simmons of Saratoga and one daughter Mrs. O. E. Goodman of Union City, wife of the well-known blacksmith. One brother Wm. E. Sell of Manchester, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Jane Smith of North State Line, and Mrs. Mat Hartley of Pennville, Ind. Also five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where it was returned to the grandson Don Simmons' home in Saratoga where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the New Lisbon Christian church, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge of the services. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

(This article has a garble or missing information - probably about the husband and the marriage: -mons veteran of the Civil war and a hero of the battle of Gettysburg.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 29, 1938

Passes Away - Mrs. Myrtle Wasson succumbs at her home after long illness. - She was the wife of Peter Wasson a well known farmer.

Mrs. Myrtle Wasson, 55, died at her home, four miles south of here, Friday after a long illness. She had lived in this community all of her life.

Surviving are the husband, Harold, one sister Mrs. Margaret Jackson of Winchester, Ind. and two brothers, Walter and Harry Bailey of near Union City.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the South Salem Christian church of which she was a member. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery

Mrs. Wasson was born in Wayne township, Randolph County Jan. 6, 1883. She attended the Wayne school and she was the daughter of James H. and Sarah E. Clear Bailey. She lived all of her life in the locality in which she was born.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the family home on South Jackson pike near the South Salem road.

She was a devout and faithful member of the South Salem Christian church and many friends will mourn her passing.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, August 29, 1938

Mrs. Bessie Cotter passes away Saturday.

Mrs. Bess Cotter, 56 years old, wife of Daniel Cotter, died Saturday morning at the Union City hospital. She was a resident of this community, and friends may call at the home any time. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock in St. Mary's church, with the Rev. Father Hammes in charge. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by her father, Luther Horn of Hollansburg, O., and two brothers, Hariman of New Madison, Ohio, and Herschel of Union City, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Known Here - Mother of Wm. Douglas of this city passes away in Greenville. - Mrs. Broderick was one of the few Greenville Gold Star mothers.

Mrs. Amy Broderick, 84 years old, one of Greenville's few Gold Star Mothers, died suddenly at 6 a. m. Sunday at her late home, 608 Central Avenue, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Broderick had been awarded the Gold Star citation by the U. S. War Department following the death of a son, Ora in France during the World War.

Sunday morning she was awakened at about 5 o'clock by severe heart pains. She called a doctor and a neighbor, unlocked her front door and returned to bed.

She was sinking rapidly when the doctor arrived and lived only a few more minutes.

Her second husband, Lemuel Broderick, died in 1930.

She leaves three sons by a former marriage, Charles Douglas, of Greenville; William Douglas, Union City R. R. 2, and Fred Douglas, Omaha, Nebraska; one sister, Mrs. Laura Newton, Greenville, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Russell Sigafoos, Dayton; Mrs. George Worley, Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Jesse Embree of Union, O. There are also four grandchildren.

Mrs. Broderick had been an active member of the Women's Relief Corps, Greenville, for several years and was also a devout attendant of the Christian church.

Funeral services will be held from the church here at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be made in the Teegarden cemetery, near Ansonia, O.

The remains may be viewed at the late home until the hour for services.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Visited Here - Samuel F. L. Snyder passes away at his home in Dayton. - He was the brother-in-law of Dr. Keffer and a great golfer.

Funeral services for Samuel F. L. Snyder, 55, salesman for the Standard Register Co., who died at his residence, 148 Lonsdale Ave., Oakwood, at 7 p. m. Friday were held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Gradford and Routsong funeral home Brown St. at Irving ave., with burial in College Corner, O.

He was a Scottish Rite Mason and Antioch Temple Shriner, a member of the Universal Methodist church of St. Louis and the Dayton Country club

Surviving are: his widow, Ruth K.; two sisters, Mrs. I. J. Jobe, of Indiana, Pa., and Miss Isabelle Snyder of Franklin, Pa., and one brother, H. M. Snyder, of Bernal, Utah.

Mr. Snyder was the brother-in-law of Dr. C. C. Keffer and he had visited in Union City on many occasions. He was one of the finest golfers who ever swung a club over the Union City Country Club golf course. During his visits here he made many friends who will regret to learn of his passing.

Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Keffer and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harrison attended the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Struck - By a train at Ansonia, Ohio, last night was a prominent farmer who was killed. Freight train causes the death of Frank Lane.

Ansonia, O. --- Frank Lane, 61, was killed at 6:45 p. m. Monday by a southbound Cincinnati Northern freight train at the Canal street crossing here as he was returning to his home five miles northeast of Ansonia on the Township Line road.

Lane, who had been playing horseshoes at the local courts had been in town Monday afternoon. His car was crushed against a box car standing on the south side of the crossing.

Survivors include the widow and two adopted children.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Auto Crashes - Into rear of Parked car killing two Ridgeville men. Tommy Morgan and Eugene Jerrett meet with fatal accident.

Only three months after his wife and child were killed in an automobile accident, Eugene Jerrett, 26, of Ridgeville, met a similar fate Sunday morning on State Road 67, about four miles southwest of Albany.

Jarrett and a companion, Tommy Morgan, 28, also of Ridgeville, were killed when Jerrett's car plowed into the rear of a automobile parked alongside the road.

Five Indianapolis men had stopped beside the highway to fix a flat tire. Three of them were still in the car when the crash occurred, but escaped with only bruises and minor injuries.

Investigating officers said the Indianapolis car was parked completely off the road, that Jarrett apparently was confused by the lights of an oncoming machine. Coroner O. M. Deardorff said evidence given him showed the car was off the roadway.

A little more that three months ago Jerrett's wife and 14 month old child were killed in an accident on Road 27, near Deerfield. The Jerrett car was struck by another as Mrs. Jerrett drove onto the highway from a side road.

Sunday's accident occurred at about 1:30 a. m. Jerrett was driving east of 67. Blinded by the lights of a west-bound car, he is believed to have swerved off the road before striking the parked machine.

The injured Indianapolis persons were Cleveland Holmes, Mrs. Ella Houston, and John Street, all colored. All suffered bruises, but none was seriously hurt.

The body of Mr. Jerrett was taken to the Middletown mortuary in Ridgeville and will be removed to the home of a sister, Mrs. Guernsey Tucker, in Ridgeville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at Hopewell Church, eight miles southwest of Ridgeville, by the Rev. Zelma Mills and the Rev. George Vanderburg. Burial will be in the cemetery nearby.

Mr. Jerrett made his home in Ridgeville with a brother Glenn. He is survived by a son, Ronald; three brothers, Glenn and Leon Jerrett of Ridgeville, Delor Jerret of Saratoga, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Lykins of Winchester, Mrs. Guernsey Tucker of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Esther Robinson of near Muncie.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1938

Henry C. Boner dies.

Henry C. Boner, 49, truck driver for the Hazelmire Coal Company here died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home. He was a lifelong resident of this community and a member of the Pentecostal Assembly.

Surviving are the widow Lucy; one son, John Henry; one daughter, Betty Jean; his mother, Mrs. Marguerite Boner and one brother.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Brooks funeral parlors here with the Rev. Fred Blintaz officiating. Burial took place in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 9, 1938

Funeral Rites - Services held for Miss Nellie Keltner at Greenville. - Rites conducted by Rev. Father Hohn A. Gnau, St. Mary's Church.

The funeral services for Miss Nellie Keltner who passed away at the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, O. Monday were held yesterday (Thursday) morning at 9 from St. Mary's Catholic church in Greenville, O. The services were conducted by Rev. Father John A. Gnau, pastor of St. Mary's church and he paid a fine tribute to Miss Keltner as a Christian woman and one who had lived an active life.

Miss Nellie Keltner was born in Union City, O., the daughter of Isaac and Mary Keltner and she was the sister of George Keltner of honored memory.

When she was 5 years old both her parents passed away and she went to Greenville to make her home with her relatives, the Mahers, well known residents of Greenville.

For many years Miss Keltner had held a secretarial position with the American Aggregate corporation.

She was a devout member of the Catholic church and was also a valued member of the Business and Professional Women's club. She had visited here on many occasions and many friends here will sincerely mourn her passing.

The survivors include one sister, Miss Mary Keltner, who makes her home with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Geo. Keltner, 623 West Pearl Street.

Those from here to attend the funeral were Mrs. George Keltner, Miss Mary Keltner and Jim Keltner, an uncle. The interment took place in the St. Mary's cemetery, Greenville.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 9, 1938

R. K. Beam succumbs at Ansonia. - Former Darke Commissioner.

Greenville, Ohio --- R. K. Beam, 86 years old, former Darke county commissioner and father of Mrs. Beryl White, a member of the State Executive committee of the Democratic party, died Thursday morning after an extended illness at his Canal street residence in Ansonia.

(Probably Reuben K. Beam whose wife, Sarah Catharine, died 18 Aug., 1938 and buried in the Beamsville Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1938

Found Dead - Otho Netzley, the Greenville, O. bee keeper, is dead. - Was overcome by cyanide preparation used in fumigation.

Greenville, Ohio --- Otho Netzley, 31 years old, was found dead last evening at the rear of the Wilfred Boyer restaurant on Central avenue, after he had apparently been overcome by a cyanide preparation he had been using to fumigate a building.

His father, D. A. Netzley, 212 Harrison street, had gone to call him home to supper, and found the body lying in the rear of the restaurant. A pullmotor squad from the local Fire department was called, and the equipment was put to use, but could not succeed in bringing him to normal respiration.

County Coroner Louis Brumbaugh late yesterday termed the death as accidental. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Young Netzley, well-known in Greenville and Darke county, had raised bees and sold honey for many years. He operated apiaries all over Darke county, and so far this year had collected nine tons of honey.

Survivors are the parents; two brothers residing in Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. Della Puterbaugh of this city.

(Miller Funeral home records state David Otho Netzley was born April 4, 1907. His parents were David A. and Rachael Brumbaugh Netzley. Burian was on Sept. 17th in the Greenville Mausoleum)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1938

Manager Dies - Ralph Ayers, in charge of the Warren Stores, Inc. at Eaton, O., succumbs. - All the managers of the Warren Stores will attend the funeral.

Word has been received in this city from Eaton, O. of the sudden death in that city of Ralph Ayers, who was the manager of the Warren Stores, Inc. in that city, a position that he had held for some time.

Mr. Ayers rose at the usual time Tuesday morning, at seven o'clock. His father-in-law came in and found him sitting on the edge of his bed. Without warning he collapsed. The doctor was called, but when he arrived at the home on Cherry street, life had fled.

He was a native of Preble county, and had lived most of his 54 years in that locality.

The survivors are the widow Mrs. Maude Ayers, one son Richard of Wichita Falls, Texas and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Fletcher, of Dayton, O.

The time of the funeral will be announced later, and all the Warren Store Inc. managers will attend the funeral in a body.

(The funeral was held on Friday at the Kramer Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Preble Co., OH.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1938

In Saratoga - Mrs. Mary Ann Hime passes away after three weeks illness. - Mother of Miss Maxine Hime, former telephone manager.

Mrs. Mary Ann Hime, a well known resident of Saratoga, Ind., passed away this morning at seven o'clock after a three weeks illness.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hershey of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Hime had resided in Saratoga the past 40 years, and she was a devout member of the U. B. church. She was married to George W. Hime who died many years ago. Mrs. Hime was born Nov. 12, 1858, in Pennsylvania. She was a good Christian woman and many friends will mourn her passing.

The survivors include three daughters, Miss Maude Hime for some years the manager of the Saratoga telephone station; Mrs. Shull, Saratoga; Mrs. Leonard Ferguson, of Saratoga; two sons Dale Hime, of northeast of Union City; and Ruben Hime, of near Saratoga. There are also eight grandchildren, one brother O. H. Hershey, of Woodington, O., and one sister, Mrs. W. W. Teegarden, of Greenville, O.

The Brooks funeral service was called in and the body will be at the home in Saratoga after Thursday morning.

The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p. m. from the United Brethren church in Saratoga conducted by the Rev. D. E. Lusk, of Saratoga. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, September 22, 1938

Crash - Truck and school bus crash and Indiana farmer is killed. - School bus was taking children to Ft. Recovery, O. celebration.

Celina --- George Kidd Reynolds, 65, farmer of Geneva, Ind. rural route 2, died enroute to Gibbons hospital here Wednesday afternoon about 1:30 from injuries received when his truck collided with a school bus at the intersection of route 49 and a country road at the Weisenborn school corner in Liberty township northwest of Celina.

Reynolds was driving a truck and trailer loaded with tomatoes, coming to Celina. The school bus was carrying children to the fort Recovery Northwest Territory celebration. Two other school buses, all being from Dublin township, were near the scene of the crash, but were not involved.

Dr. J. T. Gibbons, acting coroner, reported that Reynold's death was due to a fractured skull, broken left leg and numerous cuts and bruises over the body, hands and face. He was brought to Celina by Elza Hone, Ferd Bollenbacher and Lester Kaylor, who live near the scene of the tragedy.

Members of the state highway patrol were sent from Fort Recovery to investigate the accident and report to the local sheriff's department. They reported that several of the children occupants of the school bus were slightly injured.

Reynolds' survivors include his widow, two sisters and one brother.

George K., or "Kid" Reynolds as everybody knew him when he lived in Union City, was formerly one of the best known residents of Jackson, Ind. He was married to Miss Gertrude King, daughter of Mrs. Mollie King and for years they lived at the old King home about five miles north of Union City on the Jackson Pike. Later they built a log cabin in the woods back of the King place and here they lived for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds left here some 15 or 20 years ago.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 23, 1938

Died --- Mrs. Cornelia Schmidt, at Troy, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 23, 1938 at her home in that city. Age 78 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Fred Read of this city. Funeral services will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, September 26, 1938

Laid to Rest - Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelius M. Schmidt. - Held in this city at Lutheran Church this afternoon.

The funeral services for Mrs. Cornelius Magdalina Schmidt, 78, who passed away at her home in Troy, O. last Friday morning, took place from the Lutheran church in this city this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. N. Goorley, pastor of the Lutheran church in Troy, O., assisted by Rev. H. A. Barth of this city. Interment took place in the city cemetery.

The deceased was born in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 1, 1860 and was united in marriage in Union City to Cornelius Schmidt.

To this union were born the following children, all of whom survive: Mrs. J. A. Black, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Harry VanHorn, Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Read, Union City, Ind.; Mrs. B. M. Bothast, and Herbert Schmidt, Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Earl Swank, Tippecanoe City, Ohio; Walter B. Schmidt, Troy, Ohio.

She is survived by Charles Schmidt of Muncie, Ind. and Mrs. Mary Woodbury of this city.

She lived for 23 years in Union City before moving to Troy, O., and was a life-long member of the Lutheran church.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, September 26, 1938

Drowned - Twins fall in gravel pit and one is drowned. - Accident takes place on the Restore Thornburg farm.

Winchester, Ind. --- Clyde Willard Mullens, 11, drowned at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in a gravel pit on the Restore Thornburg farm, about six miles east of Winchester on the Greenville road.

The boy, playing with a twin brother, Claude, and other children fell from a crude raft at the edge of the gravel pit.

County officials were notified and after about a three hours' search of the gravel pit with grappling hooks located the body in 35 feet of water.

Besides the twin brother, the Mullens child is survived by six other brothers, John of New Jersey, Calvin of Middleboro, English and Warren of Bloomingport, and Carl of Greensfork; four sisters, Mrs. Opha Roark and Mrs. Alva Arnold of Arba; Ruth at home, and Mrs. Howard Morton with whom the child lived in a tenant house on the Thornburg farm.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home here. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1938

To An End - Comes the life's career of Mrs. Mary O. Settle. - Had lived most of her life in this community.

Mrs. Mary Ophelia Settle, 87, passed away at her home north of this city on the State Line, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock after an illness of two weeks.'

She had lived in this community all her life, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Berry, and was born Nov. 15, 1850 in Mississippi. She was united in marriage to Henry C. Settle on March 26, 1868, who preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1922. To thus union were born the following children: Autie Ophelia Goems and James Thomas Settle, now deceased. Those remaining to mourn her loss are Charles H. Settle, Albany, Ind., John C. Settle, Greenville, Ohio and Theresa M. Settle at home. 43 years ago they moved to their present home on North State Line. She also leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist church of this city.

The funeral services will be held from the Brooks Funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Carl G. Adams officiating. Interment in City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1938

Paul K. Heston dies in Randolph County.

Winchester, Ind. --- Paul Elbert Heston, 26, died at his home, seven miles northwest of here at 7 o'clock last evening, following a short illness. He is survived by the widow, Mildred; one son, Melvin Lee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Heston, of near here; two grandmothers, Mrs. Rose Heston, also of near here, and Mrs. Millie Best, of Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Jackson, of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Vada Heston, of Winchester, and six brothers, Vern, Raymond, Lloyd and Daryl, all at home, Donald, of Greensburg, and Leroy, of Goshen. Funeral services have not been completed.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, September 28, 1938

Former Farmland policeman is dead.

Farmland, Ind. --- Albert Delk, 81, former night policeman here, died of a heart attack at his home in Farmland. He had been blind for ten years.

Surviving are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Sayers and Mrs. Sadie Cavanaugh, both of here., Mrs. Lucille Summers of Winchester and Miss Lelia Delk, at home, and one son, Clayton Delk, of Muncie.

Funeral services are to be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Thornburg mortuary here, in charge of the Rev. Ernest Trebor. Burial will be in the Maxville Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 30, 1938

Brought Home - The ashes of Charles Gordon are buried in the family lot. - He was born in Union City and left here many years ago.

In the presence of members of the family only yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the ashes of Charles Gordon were buried in the Gordon family lot by the side of his parents, Oliver C. Gordon and wife. The grave-side services were conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson of the Presbyterian church.

The regular funeral services had taken place at the Ferncliff Mausoleum in New York, May 4, of this year at which time cremation services were held.

Charles Gordon was the youngest son of Oliver C. Gordon, former postmaster of Union City and also County Treasurer of Randolph County.

Charles spent his boyhood and part of his young manhood in Union City, and he was popular in our younger set at that time.

He is survived by the widow who was too ill to come to the services here yesterday.

He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Stanley Glunt, and one brother, Fred Gordon.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 30, 1938

Called Home - Miss Sarah E. Warren succumbs after several years illness. - She had lived in Jackson Township all her life.

Miss Sarah E. Warren succumbed Thursday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p. m., at her home, one-half mile west and one-half mile north of the Jackson, Ind. school after an illness which extended over a period of several years.

Miss Warren was born on the old Warren place in Jackson township, Sept. 25, 1864, and she was therefore 74 years of age at the time of death.

She was the daughter of James and Sarah Miller Warren and she attended the Ward Township school and Weimer school number 6.

She was a devout member of the New Lisbon church.

She is survived by one sister, Miss Anna Warren, at home, and one brother, D. D. Warren, Purvico, Mo.

One brother, Jay Warren, died in 1927.

The funeral will take place Sunday from the New Lisbon church at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz, who will also with the assistance of Mrs. Lantz , supply the music. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home from where it was returned to the Warren home and where friends may call.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, September 30, 1938

Mrs. John Clear Dies.

Mrs. John W. Clear passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Kershner, three miles west of Nashville, Thursday evening at 8 p. m.. Mrs. Clear was ill about six weeks. Her husband passed away in 1924. She leaves two sons, John E. and Jesse L., the latter is located in Flint, Michigan. Three daughters, Mrs. Abraham Laughlin, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Rule, Rossville, and Mrs. Arthur Kirshner, of Union City, R. R. 4; twenty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Lizzie Coats, of Greenville, Ohio survives her.

Services will be held at the Kershner home, 3 miles west of the city Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (C.S.T.), Rev. Arthur King officiating and burial services will be held at Flint, Michigan, Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m.

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