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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 3, 1938

Called Home - Edgar Fry passes away at his home on Springhill Road. - He had lived most of his life in this community.

Edgar Fry, a well-known resident of the East Side passed away this morning. He had not been feeling well for the past week or two, but his condition didn't cause any anxiety until Saturday, when he became suddenly worse and he succumbed to a heart attack this Monday morning at twenty minutes to two o'clock.

Edgar Fry, or "Ed" as he was known to his friends was born at Pittsburg, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1866, and he was the son of John and Mary Shafer Fry. When he was nine years old his parents moved to Hillgrove, O., where Edgar attended school. Later he engaged in farming which he followed all of his life, in which he took a deep interest and always kept abreast of the times.

He is survived by two sons, by a former marriage, Gail Fry, of Ansonia, O., and Dr. Everett Fry, of Hope, Ind.

Edgar Fry was married to Mrs. James Coppess, April 7, 1923, who survives him. The couple resided in the Coppess home on the Springhill road, and the first house South of Union City, where he conducted a dairy and farmed the land.

He was a member of the Teegarden church, a good citizen and many friends will mourn his loss.

He is survived by one step-son, Anthel O. Coppess, of Buffalo, N. Y., who fill come for the funeral. Also three sisters, Mrs. Charles Cook, of this city; Mrs. Frank Eyer, of Hillgrove, O.; Mrs. Chester Vermillion, of Union City, and one brother, John H. Fry, of New Madison, O.

The funeral will take place from the Teegarden church Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. (C.S.T.) with Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick in charge. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 3, 1938

Died --- The home of James and Ethel Prescott Bowers on North Walnut street, is very sad today over the loss of their infant daughter named Bonnie Jo, which expired at birth. The funeral took place Saturday at 12:30 in the St. Mary's cemetery, graveside services being conducted by Rev. Father Theo. Hammes of St. Mary's church.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 5, 1938

Called Home - Mrs. John H. Bickel passes away after long illness. - She was born in the Carnahan neighborhood Jan. 18, 1868.

Mrs. Florence Bickel, wife of John H. Bickel, of the Union Trust Co., and one of the well known women of Randolph County, passed this morning at eleven o'clock at the Bickel home three miles south of the city on the South Salem road. She had been ill for several months and for the past five weeks she had been bedfast.

Mrs. Bickel was born Jan. 18, 1868, near the Carnahan church.

She was the daughter of Edmund and Florence Cole and she was formerly Miss Florence Cole.

She attended the McClure school, and she was married Oct. 5, 1887, to John H. Bickel. She resided all of her life after her marriage on the Bickel place.

She was a member of the Carnahan and South Salem church and she was a real Christian woman. She was the teacher of the beginner's class in the South Salem church and she was always ready and willing to do more than her full share in any good work that needed to be done. She was also a valued member of the Pythian Sisters lodge, and the W. C. T. U. and she was also an active member of the Ladies Aid Society.

She was a woman of pleasant personality. She became well known through the popular markets which she conducted in this city, and where she made many friends who will mourn her loss and long remember her smiling genial presence.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Mason of Greenville, O., and one brother David Cole of Anderson, Ind.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 6, 1938

Ridgeville embalmer succumbs in hospital.

Ridgeville, Ind. --- Merritt L. Brooks, 30, local embalmer, died at 10:15 o'clock this morning at the M. E. Hospital at Indianapolis, following a short illness.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Clayton Mills of near Farmland, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Matchett of here, with whom he lived. He had been connected with the Middleton funeral parlors for nine years and was a graduate of the Indiana Embalming School and the Ridgeville High School.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral parlors, where it will remain until 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, one hour before the funeral services at the local M. E. Church. The Rev. Blythe Whaly, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lawndale Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 7, 1938

Geo. D. Ripp - Well known resident succumbs at his home after nine days illness - He was at one time the manager of the Union Grand Hotel.

George D. Ripp, one of our best known citizens who was at one time prominently connected with Union City's business interests, passed away last night at his home on Clifford Ave., after nine days of illness and he succumbed Thursday night, Oct. 6, 1938, at five minutes to the midnight hour.

George D. Ripp was born Jan. 24, 1862, Franklin County, Ind., and he was the son of Otto J. F. and Eve Ann Brooks Ripp. He attended the Darke County schools, and he spent most of his time on a farm with the exception of about nine years during which time he operated the Theatre restaurant and Union Grand hotel.

During his residence in Union City he was a live progressive citizen and always ready to do his share for the welfare of Union City.

On retiring from the hotel business, he took up farming again and for some years lived on and operated his farm about one mile east of the Jackson, Ind. school.

He was a good Christian man and a devout member of the M. E. church known as Raper Chapel. He had many friends in Union City who will regret to learn of his passing.

Besides the widow he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alta E. Martin, Hillsboro, Ill; Mrs. Earl Miller, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Lucile Mabry, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Betty Linn, Union City, Ind.; one son, Otto Ripp, Dayton, O.; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Pierce, Oxford, Ind., and Miss Mary Lesher, Union City, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home, from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed Saturday morning.

The funeral will take place from Raper Chapel Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 o'clock (C.S.T.), conducted by Rev. Schlechty and Rev. Carl G. Adams. Interment in the Raper Chapel cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 10, 1938

Long Service - John Hart passes away after 20 years as caretaker of St. Mary's Church. - He had not been a well man for the past two years.

John H. Hart, one of our well known citizens and a valued member of St. Mary's church died Sunday morning at 15 minutes past midnight. He had not been a well man for the past year, being afflicted with asthma and heart trouble. His condition became serious two weeks ago and although he made a brave fight the end came as stated.

John Henry Hart was born in the latter part of September 1861 at Piqua, O., and he was the son of John and Sarah Cain Hart.

When he was still a small boy his parents moved to Union City and after two years residence in Union City the family moved to near Hartford City, Ind. There John attended school and some 20 years ago he accepted a place as sexton and caretaker of St. Mary's church in this city, a position he filled in a very able manner until three years ago when he was forced to resign owing to failing health and since then he had lived a retired life with his half-brother and half-sisters at 536 North Union street.

John Henry was the only son and only child of his parents. He was a man of very friendly disposition and he was always welcome in any circle he cared to join. He was a real Christian man and a faithful member of St. Mary's church.

When still in good health he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and many friends will mourn his death.

He is survived by five half-brothers, Tom Hart, of Union City, James Hart, Ed. Hart, and Frank Hart, of Dunkirk, Ind., and Wm. Hart of Zanesville, O. Two half-sisters, namely Miss Ella Hart of Union City and Mrs. John Kelly of Dunkirk, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned this afternoon to the home 536 North Union street, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church conducted by Rev. Father Theo. J. Hammes. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 10, 1938

Struck - By an automobile and killed near Greenville, O. - Mrs. Raymond Beutler was walking along highway.

Greenville, Ohio --- Struck by an auto as she walked into this city with a companion early Saturday night on a shopping trip. Mrs. Raymond Beutler, 54 years old, was killed instantly. The victim lived on U. S. 127, just outside the city.

Mrs. Beutler, and her neighbor, Mrs. Mary Halliday, were walking along the left side of U. S. 127 when a car driven by Wilston Yobe, Arcanum farmer, attempted to pass another vehicle.

Just as he was passing the first car, Yobe's vehicle struck Mrs. Beutler, walking on the edge of the highway, according to the sheriff's report.

Mrs. Halliday suffered from shock after witnessing the fatal accident. Mrs. Beutler had recently moved to the new residence with her husband who is bookkeeper in a local department store.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight Funeral home here. No funeral arrangements have been made. Besides the husband, Mrs. Beutler is survived by one sister, Elva Price, who lived with her, and a brother, Ezra Price, of New Madison.

She was a sister of the late Mrs. Charles Minnich, well-known Greenville woman. Mrs. Beutler was a member of the United Brethren church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 14, 1938

With A Smile - Mrs. Eva Patchell passes to her last reward. - Death comes after several days of serious illness. (Photo)

After an illness of over five weeks, as the result of an attack of influenza, Mrs. Charles L. Patchell, passed away at 12:20 this noon, at her home, 312 West Oak street.

Mrs. Patchell was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Lydia Jackson, of this city and attended and graduated from the Union City schools and attended Oxford college.

She was united in marriage to Charles L. Patchell and lived for a time in Ft. Recovery, O., Chicago, Ill., Denver, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming, where her husband was engaged in newspaper work.

She was of a literary mind and a member of all the literary clubs of our city, where her work was the outstanding prominence of her master mind in this activity in life's work and a member of the Presbyterian church.

She had a kindly sweet disposition and a good word for every one in whom she came in contact and was always willing to do her part when called upon.

There are times when it is difficult to find sufficient words of praise for such a sweet, loving character as was Mrs. Eva Patchell, whose close contact with the Times as Society Editor, brings sorrow to every one.

The funeral services will take place Monday afternoon at the Charles Northlane residence and will be private, conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson of the Presbyterian church. Interment in the City Cemetery.

Besides her husband she leaves one sister, Mrs. Charles L. Northlane, and a host of relatives to mourn her demise, and the Times joins her many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the sorrowing husband in his hour of bereavement, for he has been separated by death with a life long companion and helpmate.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 17, 1938

Work Ends - William Stephens passes away at his home in Hillgrove, O. - Was one of that community's most prominent citizens.

William Stephens, 84, a life-long resident of Darke county, passed away at his home in Hillgrove, O. this morning after an illness of five months.

He had been in the blacksmith business in that village a great number of years and was one of the most outstanding influential citizens.

His wife passed away in March, 1936. He leaves a great grandson, Robert E. Wilson, who lived with Mrs. Margaret Bookwalter of Clarksburg, O., Mrs. Lydia Sando, of Cleveland, O., a half-brother, A. A. Stephen of Greenville, O., R. R., and half-sister Mrs. S. Rhodes, Greenville, O. R. R.

The funeral services will take place from the Grace Lutheran church in Greenville, O., Tuesday afternoon at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) Interment in the Abbottsville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records gives his birth date as March 5, 1854, born in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH. His parents were John Stephens and Mariah Dinninger. His spouse was Sarah Ann Johnson Stephens.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1938

Is Dead - Jacob E. Hinshaw dies after a lingering illness. - Was affiliated in the banking business for years.

Winchester, Ind. --- Jacob Elsworth Hinshaw, 75, a prominent and well known Winchester resident, died at 10:15 o'clock Monday morning at his home on South Meridian street, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Hinshaw served as engineer and surveyor of Randolph County for a number of years prior to his affiliation with the Peoples Loan and Trust Company of this city. For the greater part of the thirty-three years in which he was connected with this company, he served as secretary-treasurer.

He was an active member of the Methodist Church and while his health permitted was actively engaged in its various activities.

Besides the widow, Blanche, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Albert Dix of Ravenna, O.; one son, Clyde of Chicago, and two grandchildren. The body was removed to the summers funeral home and will be returned to the residence tomorrow afternoon. Funeral services will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 19, 1938

To An End - Comes the life of Mrs. Ida Replogle after several weeks illness. - Had lived all her life in this community.

Mrs. Jacob Replogle, 72, passed away last evening at her home one mile southeast of this city on the Greenville-Union City highway after an illness of over three weeks.

She was born in Darke county, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McEawen, and lived all of her life in this community.

She was united in marriage to James (Jacob ?) Replogle, the well known farmer and dairyman.

She is survived by the following four children: Anderson Replogle, Rockford, O.; Mrs. Joe Welch, Union City, and Lucille Replogle, at home and Ray Replogle of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Emma Helstand, Rossburg, O.; Pearl Ressor, Bradford, O.; and Mattie Kinnison, of Rossburg, and two brothers William McEawen, and Charles McEawen, both of Rossburg.

The remains were removed to the Brooks Funeral Home for preparation for the funeral services. The body will be returned to the home Thursday at 9 a. m. where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) from the Methodist church in Rossburg, O., conducted by Rev. Noble Schlechty. Interment in the mausoleum in the cemetery at Ansonia, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 19, 1938

Passed On - Frank Huffman, father of Orla Huffman, succumbs to long illness. - He had lived most of his life on the Fox Pike.

Frank Huffman, a well known farmer, residing about a half mile south of Hillgrove on the Fox pike, succumbed after a long illness this morning. He had been in poor health for the past one and a half years, but became bedfast only about a month ago. He was taken to the Union City hospital where everything possible was done for him but he failed to rally and he passed out at four o'clock this morning.

Frank Huffman was the son of John and Hester Gowdy Huffman, and he was born near St. Paris, O., June 13, 1869. He attended the McClure school and grew to young manhood in that community. When he was still a young lad his folks moved over into Indiana.

He was married to Miss Nellie Royer, in February 1893, and the young couple went to Michigan where they resided for a short time.

Later they moved to the farm on the Fox pike where Frank resided the rest of his life. He was of a quiet, friendly disposition and was well liked and esteemed by a large circle of friends.

He was a Christian gentleman and a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are the widow and six children, five sons and one daughter as follows: Ira Huffman, Hillgrove, O.; Ralph Huffman, Marion, Ind.; Oris Huffman of Carter Street; Roy Huffman, of one mile north of Union City, Glen Huffman, Dayton, O., and Miss Bessie Huffman, at home.

There are also six grandchildren, also one brother Charles Huffman, of five miles northeast of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Florence Smith, South Columbia street.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral Home from where it will be taken to the late home of the departed on the Fox pike.

Funeral services Saturday morning at 10:30 E.S.T. at the Poplar Grove Church, Rev. Berkebile will officiate. Interment at Brethren cemetery north of the city. Body will be returned to the home Thursday morning.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 20, 1938

Departed - Pearl May Glunt at the Greenville hospital Wednesday at 5:45 a. m. - Funeral services will be held in Greenville at 2 p. m. E.S.T. Saturday next.

Pearl May Glunt, age 53 years, died at the Greenville Hospital last evening at 5:45 p. m. after a two months illness caused by encephalitis. Her many friends remember her in this city as being born at Bartonia, the daughter of Patrick and Maggie Morton Pender.

She was a member of the Greenville Eastern Star lodge and the St. Paul's Evangelic and Reform church. Leaving a husband, W. H. Glunt; one daughter Mrs. Paul Roark, Greenville, O. R. R.4; three sons, Lloyd, Greenville R. R. and David and Junior at home; two grandsons, step-father W. D. Moorman, Battle Creek, Mich.; half-brother B. J. Moorman, Benton Harbor, Mich.; half-sister Mrs. Hugh Marks, Grass Lake, Michigan.

Friends may call at the home 319 West Water street Greenville after 8 p. m. tonight. Services to be held at the St. Paul's Evangelic and Reform church Greenville Saturday at 2 p. m. E.S.T., conducted by Rev. E. V. Loucks with Rev. Earl Lantz of this city assisting. Interment in the Greenville City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 20, 1938

Poison - Taken by Darke County man to end earthly career. - Warren Shaffer becomes despondent at his home at Elroy, O.

Greenville, O. --- A suicide verdict has been returned by Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh, of Darke county, in the death of Warren Shaffer, 56, at his home near Elroy at about 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

According to the coroner, Shaffer drank a small quantity of poison in a woodshed adjoining his residence, but was able to walk into the house before he colapsed. Despondency over failing health is said to have motivated the act.

He leaves a widow, Sarah Jane; one son, Herman, at home; five daughters, Juanita, Betty and Annabell, at home; Mrs. Harry Folkerth, Greenville, R. R. 4, and Mrs. Everett Beanblossom, of Palestine; a step-daughter, Mrs. Perry McNeil, of near Greenville; two brothers, John Shaffer, of Eaton, and Dorsey Shaffer, of West Manchester; a sister, Mrs. B. A. Hopkins, Greenville, and six grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Abbottsville church, with the Rev. J. A. Pantle officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Sept. 28, 1882 in Van Buren Twp., Darke Co., O. the son of John M. Shaffer and Srilda Reikard, both born Darke Co.]

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 26, 1938

Mrs. Oberthur Dies.

Mrs. Peter Oberthur, widow of Peter Oberthur, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Bickel, east of Hillgrove, this morning at 6:30. The funeral cortege will leave this city Saturday morning for Indianapolis where services will be held. The remains are in charge of the Brooks Funeral Service.

[She was the mother of Mrs. Bickel.]

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 26, 1938

Died --- Mrs. Kenneth Blume, wife of Kenneth Blume, died in Indianapolis, Ind. Monday night. The funeral will be in New Castle, Ind. Thursday afternoon. Residing in Indianapolis, Kenneth attended the West Side School and graduated with the class of 1927. He is state sales manager for the Health-May Co., a system of home sanitation. Several from this city will attend the funeral.

[The body was returned and burial was made in the Teegarden Cemetery.]

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1938

Proves Fatal - Henry A. Taylor passes away last night. - Was a prominent citizen of this city for years.

After an illness of several days, Henry A. Taylor, 53, passed away last night at 9:30 o'clock at the Union City hospital, as the result of pneumonia.

He was the son of James and Laura Belle Titley Taylor and was born in Union county, Indiana. When his parents moved to Saratoga, Ind. he attended the Saratoga school.

He was united in marriage to Miss Echo Boone, and they have made Union City their home ever since. To this union one son Robert was born, who lives at Greenville, O. and is the manager of the Greenville Warren store.

He is survived by his widow, his parents, three brothers, Mort Taylor, Saratoga; N. C. Taylor, Union City, and Everett Taylor, Dayton, O.; one sister Miss Alice Taylor at home in Saratoga, and two grandchildren, Myra Sue and Wm. Warren Taylor.

He followed the painting and interior decoration. A life long member of the Christian church.

Funeral Friday afternoon at the Christian church, Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. The burial to take place in the family lot in the New Lisbon cemetery. The body will be removed from the Brooks mortuary this afternoon to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, October 27, 1938

Injuries - Prove fatal to woman who was hit by auto - Miss Minnie Davison struck by auto while walking in road.

Winchester, Ind. --- Injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile while walking along a road west of Buena Vista proved fatal to Miss Minnie Davison, about 8 years old, living near here, last night. Taken to Randolph County hospital she died about 11:45 o'clock.]

The car was driven by Miss Mary Seern, about 20 years old, Hagerstown, employed in Union City. She was accompanied by Miss Irene Prouth and Rosie Prouth, both of Union City.

Miss Seern was not held after the accident. Sheriff Lester Mann and Dr. Lowell Painter investigated. Dr. Painter treated Miss Davison at the hospital for a deep cut over her left eye and bruises. She also suffered a broken left arm.

The body was taken to Summers Funeral home at Winchester. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Desmond Thornburg, of Parker and Miss Martha Davison of Winchester; one brother, William of Winchester; two half-brothers, Sheridan Davison of Farmland and Ulysses Davison of Winchester and one half-sister, Mrs. Lydia Puckett of Thelma.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, October 28, 1938

Farmer - Who formerly lived in Darke County killed by tractor. - Body found in the field by his wife.

Greenville --- Two New Madison residents, Mrs. Jennie Barnhart and William Van Ormer, have been notified of the accidental death of a brother, Frank Van Ormer, 69, Sunday morning near his home at Tracy, California.

According to the messages received here, Van Ormer had left his residence early Sunday to work in a adjoining field. When he failed to return during the noon hour his wife began a search for him. She first found an overturned tractor and following the furrows discovered her husband's dead body, badly mangled. It is thought that he had tried to hook a plow to the tractor when in some manner the tractor backed up and ran over him.

Van Ormer formerly lived in the New Madison vicinity. His widow was the former Lydia Aldridge of West Milton. Four children, a son and three daughters, also survive.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, October 31, 1938

Auto Crash - Results in death of Winchester, Ind. man. - Dr. John W. Wallace of Lynn, Ind. seriously injured.

Winchester, Ind. --- Harry Day, 23 years old, of Winchester, was killed instantly, and Dr. John W. Wallace, 58 year old Lynn physician injured critically about 11 o'clock Saturday night when their cars crashed head-on on a curve on U. S. 27 near here.

Day had been in Richmond and was returning to his home on South East street here. Dr. Wallace, a prominent Randolph county physician, had been treating patients at the Randolph County hospital here, and was enroute to his Lynn home.

The impact of the collision threw Day through the door of his car, breaking his neck. He died instantly. His body was found on the pavement by state and county officials who investigated, and was removed to the Summers Funeral home here.

Wallace was taken to the Randolph County hospital, where attaches said he suffered possible bruises and laceration about the face and body.

The body of Harry Day was taken to his home, 322 South East street, Winchester, from the Summers mortuary Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the East street Christian church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the father and mother, the wife, Lillian, one brother, Charles of Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Ladoga and Marjorie Dull of Winchester.

The practically demolished cars were taken to the Ford garage in Winchester.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 8, 1938

Death - Takes ex-postmaster at Greenville, O. - Joseph C. Katsenberger one of that city's outstanding citizens.

Greenville, Ohio --- Joseph C. Katsenberger, 66 years old, former grocer and secretary of the Citizen's Loan and Savings association, and for 12 years assistant postmaster, died Sunday night at his home, 322 South Broadway street. Mr. Katsenberger had been ill for several months, and became critically ill last Wednesday.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Greenville township, was educated in the township schools, and shortly after graduating started in business operating an ice cream parlor. Later he conducted a grocery and restaurant on South Broadway street. He was city auditor from 1903 to 1908, and afterwards held a position in the water works office. He served as secretary of the old Citizen's Loan and Savings association, and from 1906 to 1920 was assistant postmaster. At the time of his death, he was active in the real estate business which he started in 1923.

Mr. Katsenberger was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, was affiliated with Champion lodge, I. O. O. F., and was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Miller Funeral home, with interment at Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the home until 12 o'clock Wednesday noon.

Survivors are the widow, Iva Ola Gerard Katzenberger; three brothers, Leo of Greenville rural route, Albert of near Arcanum, and Oscar of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Levi Brandt and Mrs. Anna Erisman, both of this city.

(Miller Funeral Home records state his father was Joseph C. Katsenberter, Sr., b. in Germany and his mother was Katie Ashman, b. in Greenville Twp .Darke Co.)

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 11, 1938

Died --- Mrs. Clifford Merritt, mother of Tommy Merritt, received the sad news last night of the death of her father, Wm Smith, 74, a well-known citizen of Shelbyville, Ind. A long illness, preceded his death, the direct cause of which was a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt, daughter Mrs. Vivian Collins and the former's son left today for Shelbyville to attend the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 14, 1938

Lived Here - Death and Burial of the mother of Harl Enbody. - She was born in Jay County eighty years ago.

The following have returned from Marion, Ind., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Catharine Enbody, mother of Harl Enbody; Walter Wilson and family, Mrs. Oscar Cline and Harl Enbody.

Mrs. Mary Catharine Enbody passed away at her home in Marion, Ind., after a long illness and she was confined to her bed for fifty-four weeks. She was born in Jay County Nov. 10, 1858.

There she grew up and she attended the old Day's Creek school. When she arrived at young womanhood in 1874 she married to Eli Enbody, who died three years ago. Five children were born to this union, four of whom are living, namely, Mrs. Florence Wilson, Mrs. Minnie Cline, Mrs. Dottie McGriff, Harl Enbody, Union City.

One son, Clyde, passed away 35 years ago. There are also 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.

Mrs. Enbody was the last survivor of her own immediate family.

She lived here until about forty years ago, when she moved to Marion, where she resided the rest of her life.

She was a good Christian woman and a life long member of the Methodist church, in which she was very active during her years of health. Many old friends here will regret to learn of her death.

The funeral took place Saturday from the Christian Temple, 39th street, Marion. Burial in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 15, 1938

Hunter - Was killed by an accident last Saturday. - Jack Sterling shot when his brother stumbles with gun.

Winchester, Ind. --- William J. (Jack) Sterling, 43 years old, 102 West Franklin street, was instantly killed, shortly before noon Saturday, when his brother, Jesse Sterling, also of this city stumbled and fell, discharging his gun.

The full charge of the 12-gauge shotgun penetrated the accident victim's left side and back. The men were hunting on a farm near Bluff Point, in Jay county. This was the first casualty in this vicinity since the recent opening of the hunting season. The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home, Winchester, where it will remain until funeral arrangements have been completed.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Sterling, of Wall street; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hutchins and Mrs. Oliver Mills, both of Winchester; four brothers, John of Lynn, Ray of Fort Benning, Ga., Jesse of Winchester, and Albert (address unknown.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, November 15, 1938

Justice is dead at Winchester.

Winchester, Ind. --- Fred Tanner, 62, justice of the peace, dropped dead at his home here at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. Although Mr. Tanner had been in ill health for several years, death came unexpectedly. Her is survived by the widow, Hattie; five sons, Raymond of Winchester, Ronald of Indianapolis, Max of Miamisburg, O., Ernest of Dayton, O., and Arthur at home; two daughters Mrs. Bernice Boyd of Dayton, O., and Martha at home.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, November 17, 1938

Death Angel - Steps in and ends the long illness of Merl Ebeling this morning. - He was the brother of Mrs. Mabel Girton of Broadway Auto Parts Co.

Merl Ebeling passed away this morning after a long illness. He had been ailing the past year with a complication of ailments. He was admitted to the Union City hospital Sunday, Nov. 6, and last Monday he underwent an operation in an effort to save his life. All proved of no avail, and he passed away this morning at half past six o'clock.

George Merl Ebeling was born at Bartonia, April 23, 1895, and he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ebeling of 307 South Columbia street. He attended the old number 9 school and also number 12 school. All of his life he followed farming as his avocation.

He was a man of fine Christian character and he was a life-long member of St. Mary's church.

He was married to Miss Mary Anna Donahue, Jan. 30, 1916, who with the following children survive him: John, Noreen, Kathleen, Joe, Alberta, Betty, Doris, George and James Lee.

He is also survived by the parents and one brother Russell Ebeling of Sykesville, Md., and four sisters, Mrs. Maude Clark of Bartonia, Mrs. Audrey Coppock, and Mrs. Edith Hiatt, of Greenville, and Mrs. Mabel Girton, of the Broadway Auto Parts Co.

Merl Ebeling was a man four-square, and a friendly disposition and many friends will regret his passing.

The funeral will take place Saturday at 9 a. m. from St. Mary's church. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 18, 1938

Death Calls - John E. Grissinger succumbs after a long illness. - He was a well known carpenter with Joe Eichelbarger.

John E. Grissinger, for many years a well known resident of Union City, O., passed away this morning at half-past six o'clock at the home of Mrs. Laura Snook, 713 East Elm street, where he had resided the past 35 years.

He had been in failing health the past two years and a little over two weeks ago he was taken to the Greenville hospital. He was brought back from the hospital to the Snook home Oct. 8. Everything possible was done for him but without avail and he died at the time stated above.

John Elmer Grissinger was born Dec. 27, 1869, near Camp Hill in Cumberland County, Penn., where he attended school.

When 25 years of age, he came to Freemont, Ind., where he made his home with a sister for a short time after which he came to Union City, some 35 years ago, and made his home with Mrs. Snook, and he was never married.

He was a first class carpenter and paper hanger and he was associated with the well known carpenter Eichelberger, until the latter's death some years ago, after which he worked alone.

He was a member of the United Brethren church and at one time belonged to several lodges.

He was honest and upright with a pleasant disposition and many friends will mourn his death. He is survived by one brother, A. L. Grissinger, residing in Pennsylvania.

Three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown and the latter's sister, both of whom live in the Keystone state. The other sister is Mrs. Fred Crawford, with whom he formerly resided in Fremont, Ind.

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

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 23, 1938

Lived Here - Jay B. Stoutenberry succumbs in Wells County hospital. - He left Union City over fifty years ago.

Mrs. Wm. Douglass received the sad news early this morning of the death of her father Jay B. Stoutenberry, aged 86, who died last night. He had been ill for some time and two weeks ago was admitted to the Wells County hospital and he resided with a daughter Mrs. A. K. Stoneburner, eight miles east of Bluffton, Ind.

He was a well known resident of Wells County to which place he moved from Union City over 50 years ago.

He was formerly a Big 4 locomotive engineer, a position he held for 13 years during a part of which time his headquarters were in this city.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Douglass of this city, Mrs. A. J. Beavers, Decatur, Ind., and Mrs. A. K. Stoneburner, of near Decatur.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Douglas, will attend the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 23, 1938

Fatal - Did the injuries received by woman in auto accident. - Rites for Mrs. Mable Ulmer Thursday at Ft. Recovery.

Portland, Ind. --- Mrs. Mable Ulmer, 51, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the Jay Cjounty hospital from injuries she received early Sunday morning in an automobile accident near Fort Recovery, O. Mrs. Ulmer, in company with Lloyd Grissom, of near Bellefontaine, O., was returning to Portland from Fort Recovery, O., when the light from an approaching truck blinded Mr. Grissom, causing him to hit a stump nearby.

Surviving are the husband, Walter Ulmer, one daughter, Mary Jo Ulmer at home; twin sisters, Mrs. Mary Brewster of Portland and Mrs. Mell Helby of Fort Recovery, O., and one half-brother, John Bellis of Missouri. The body was taken to the Mays funeral home in Fort Recovery, where it will remain until Wednesday, when it will be taken to the home of Mr. May. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Christian Congregational Church. The Rev. D. R. Lusk, of near Saratoga, will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.

The condition of Mr. Grissom is said to be improved. He is expected to return to his home soon from the Collins hospital, where he was taken. He suffered a broken jaw, cuts and bruises.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, November 25, 1938

Pioneer Lady - Mrs. Caroline M. Hesser passes away at home west of city. - She had resided in Ward Township all of her life.

Mrs. Caroline M. Hesser, a well known and highly respected pioneer woman of Ward township passed away this morning at ten minutes after midnight this morning, after ten days of illness at her home one-half mile of the old Middletown church location.

Mrs. Hesser was the daughter of John F. and Mary Shoehart Weaner and she was born Jan. 16, 1866, in Ward township. She attended the old Middletown school and she was married in 1888, at Saratoga, to Frank Hesser, who died some 13 years ago.

The couple went to housekeeping on a farm a half mile north of old Middletown where they spent the rest of their lives.

They became the parents of the following who survive: Mrs. Bertha Culy and Miss Bertrude Miller, Winchester; Mrs. Evaline Netsley, Gas City, Ind.; Clarence and George Hesser, Winchester, and Marvin Hesser, at home.

Also two brothers, Henry Weaner, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and George Weaner, Richmond, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the family home Friday evening.

The funeral will take place Sunday, Nov. 27, at the United Brethren church in Saratoga, conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Lusk. Burial in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 28, 1938

Sad Death - Mrs. Perry Premier passes away in Detroit, Mich. - Was a former resident of Union City for a number of years.

Word has come to this city announcing the death of Mrs. Gussie M. Premier, 45, at her home in Detroit, Mich., last Friday.

She was a former resident of Union City where her husband Perry Premier, was employed at the Union City Body Co.

The remains were removed to the home of her parents in Redkey, Ind., where the funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. J. H. Noll of Portland, Ind.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, Franklin and Perry Jr., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thornburg, of Redkey, Ind.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 28, 1938

Called Away - Mrs. Anna Whipple passes away at Lloyd Morgan home Sunday. - She came to the Morgan home ill from Boundary Oct. 22.

Mrs. Anna Whipple, an honored pioneer woman passed away Sunday Nov. 27 at the Lloyd Morgan home 531 North State Line street. She was the aunt of Lloyd Morgan and she came to his home from Boundary in Jay county Oct. 22. She was ill when she came and while everything possible was done for her she grew steadily worse and she passed away at 15 minutes past 7 o'clock Sunday morning.

Mrs. Whipple was the daughter of Andrew and Phoebe Trout Irwin and she was born near Newark in Licking county, O., Jan. 27, 1863. When she was quite small her parents moved to a farm at the north edge of Boundary. Here she grew up and attended school.

She was married Nov. 6, 1906 to Warren H. Whipple, who preceded the wife in death Sept. 22, 1924. She continued to reside on the farm with her sister Miss Clara Irwin, until Nov. 22 last when she with her sister moved to Union City to make her home with her niece Mrs. Lloyd Morgan and family.

Mrs. Whipple is survived by her sister Miss Clara Irwin and her niece Mrs. Lloyd Morgan.

The body was taken to the Baird funeral home in Portland, where friends may call.

Thursday morning at 10 o'clock the body will be taken to Muncie where in accordance with the deceased the body will be cremated and there will be no funeral services in accordance with the request of the departed.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, November 28, 1938

To An End - Simon L. Kiser succumbs at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. - Was well know in Union City and vicinity.

Simon L. Kiser, 76, well known in Union City and throughout the state, died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., Sunday.

He was born in Ft. Recovery, O., Aug. 21, 1862, and was married to Miss Florence Bamberger, of Indianapolis, Ind., April 30, 1889.

He went to Indianapolis, Ind., April 1, 1881, where he entered the ladies' clothing business and later launched into the furniture business.

Mr. Kiser was a member of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and the B'nai B'rith.

Survivors are the widow; a son, Raymond S. Kiser, manager of the Colonial Furniture Company; a brother, Dr. Edgar F. Kiser; a sister, Mrs. George H. Solomons, and a grandson, Stanley L. Kiser, all of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Aaron-Ruben funeral home. Burial in the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1938

Known Here - Hiram M. Stump passes away at his home after long illness. - He had lived all of his life in Darke County, Ohio.

Hiram M. Stump, well known here in Union City, passed away at his home about nine miles northeast of Union City, after a long illness, and he passed on at 5:30 a. m. Tuesday.

Hiram Michael Stump was the son of Michael M. and Mary Ann Wogaman Stump and he was born Jan. 19, 1861 in Washington Twp., Darke County, O., and he lived practically all of his life in Mississinewa township, Darke County, Ohio, where he attended school.

He was married to Miss Dora Elsie House on Dec. 29, 1897.

For several years he taught school in Washington township, and the rest of his life he was a farmer. He was a real Christian and a devout member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian church which was very active.

He is survived by his wife, one foster son, Charles Boxwell, and one sister, Mrs. Sylvester Hedrick.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the deceased this (Wednesday) evening.

The funeral will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, from the Pleasant Ridge church at 1 p. m., conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Brouse. Burial in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.

(An elaborate Obituary was published on Wednesday, December 21, 1938)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1938

Fumes - From an auto causes death of Greenville man. - His wife finds him in garage near home.

Greenville, O. --- Overcome by carbon monoxide gas in the garage adjoining an apartment where he lived at 220 South Broadway St., 3 (?) year old Clark G. Welling was found dead Monday night by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Welling.

Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh returned a verdict of "accidental death from carbon monoxide fumes," after he heard the report Welling had been working on his car, left the garage with the motor of his car running, and then returned. Auto tools were found on the front seat of the car beside the body.

Welling established residence here during the past month, having resided recently in Dayton and at Springfield. The body was removed to the Kerr Funeral home, Sidney, where services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday. Interment will be at Cedar Point cemetery, near Sidney. Besides the widow, he is survived by a daughter Susan; his father, Samuel Welling of Columbus, and three sisters.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 2, 1938

Died -- The funeral services for Miss Alice Middleton, 31, who committed suicide by shooting herself at her home near Spartansburg, will take place from the Thomas Funeral Home in Lynn, Ind. Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. She is survived by three uncles, E. E. Middleton of Spartanburg, Clifford Riner of Dayton and Clarence Riner of near Fountain City and two aunts, Mrs. Florence Wiley of Richmond and Mrs. Joe Sigler.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 5, 1938

Crash Kills - Howard Mills dies almost instantly when car hits tree. - Lost control of car in trying to avoid bread truck. - Injuries include a crushed body and broken neck.

A terrible accident occurred this morning a little after eleven o'clock on North Columbia street when Howard Mills was almost instantly killed in an auto crash.

From eye witnesses it is learned that Howard Mills, driving his regular milk delivery car, was coming from his home which is located on a continuation of North Columbia street. As he came from his lane onto North Columbia street and on nearing Clifford Avenue, Walter Bright, driving the Dietzen bread truck, came out of Clifford Avenue. Bright stated that he intended to angle across Columbia street, but on seeing the Mills car coming, he turned his bread truck south. Mills tried to avoid the bread truck, but came in contact with the front end of the truck. This caused him apparently to lose control of his car and he shot up on the sidewalk on the East Side of the street and crashed head-on into a tree, located in the front yard of the Roy Snyder home, 629 North Columbia street.

Mel Mason, Walter Bright and Dr. Phipps, assisted Mills from the car and it was at once apparent that he was fatally injured. Later it developed that his abdomen was crushed and Coroner Painter, in his report stated that Mill's neck was broken.

There was also a deep gash over his right eye where his head crashed partially through the windshield.

The Brooks ambulance was called and the body was removed to the Brooks home.

The front end of the car was crushed and the machine was a total wreck. Mrs. Paul Sutton, who lives across the alley, heard the crash from her upstairs room, and she hurried out to lend what assistance she could.

Howard C. Mills was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chambers Mills, and he was born Oct. 23, 1884 at Champaign, Ill. He came to Union City with his parents over forty years ago and they resided for years on what became known as the Mills farm, just south of the city on the Springhill road. He attended the East Side schools from which he graduated following which he worked on his father's farm, which he later operated himself.

He was married Jan. 1, 1914, to Miss Augusta Stone. Some years ago he with his family moved to the present home on Mrs. Roy Beanblossom's place.

He was for a number of years a director in the Farmer's State Bank, and he was also connected with the insurance department of the bank under the name of Bolen and Mills. He severed his connection with the bank about ten years ago.

He was one of Union City's leading musicians and for many years was the solo clarinetist of the Union City band.

He was also a prominent member of the Church of the Brethren, and also the Live Wire Sunday School class. He was a man of splendid character, and, it has been said of him many times that he was of the salt of the earth. Always cheerful, and genial his friends were legion and his death will prove a great shock to the community.

He is survived by the heartbroken widow and five children, Beth, David, Marjorie, Lois and Bob.

Also one brother, Harvie Mills of Saskatchewan, Canada. Two sisters, Mrs. May Stephens, of Marysville, O., and Mrs. Nettie Wilson of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(The funeral services were held on Thursday from the United Brethren church. Interment in the Union City cemetery.) (An elaborate Obituary was published on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1938.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 5, 1938

Earl Coble - Editor of Red Key, Ind. Times is dead. - Was in newspaper business at Winchester, Ind.

Red Key, Ind. --- Earl J. Coble, 59 years old, editor of The Red Key Times, died of pneumonia at the Methodist hospital Thursday night after an illness of three weeks.

He formerly resided at Winchester and was affiliated with The Journal-Herald there. He was prominent in Republican politics for many years and was chief auditor of the Indiana Securities commission from 1925 until 1930.

Survivors are his widow, two sons, Max and Don; one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Huggins of Red Key, and one sister, Mrs. Roscoe Harris of near Winchester. The funeral took place Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Red Key mortuary, with interment at Red Key.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1938

Word comes to this city of the death of Mrs. Minnie M. Ohler, 65, at her home 7 miles southeast of Winchester, Ind., Tuesday morning.

The funeral will take place from the Winchester M. E. church, Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. John Watson. Interment in the Fountain Park cemetery.

She leaves a husband, one daughter Mrs. P. C. Ohler and a host of friends and relatives.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 8, 1938

Life Ended - Mrs. Florence B. Wolf, 85, succumbs after a lingering illness. - She had resided in this community all her life.

Mrs. Florence B. Wolf, a well-known pioneer woman of this city, passed away this morning at eleven o'clock at her home 845 North Walnut street, Union City, Ohio, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Wolf was born May 5, 1855 and was the daughter of G. W. Fox and Susanah Flatter Fox.

She was born near Hillgrove, O., where she grew to young womanhood and where she attended school. She was married to Philip Wolf, who preceded her in death March 17, 1916. She is survived by one son by a previous marriage, Harley Oswalt, also one brother W. S. S. (Bud) Fox, residing on the Fox pike and one sister Mrs. John Russ, 1120 West Pearl street. Also five grandchildren.

Mrs. Wolf was a fine pioneer woman and a good Christian, being a member of the United Brethren church.

She resided most of her life in Union City, where she was loved and respected by all who knew her.

The remains were taken to the Fraze Funeral Home, where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the Fraze Funeral Home Saturday, Dec. 10th at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. The burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, December 8, 1938

Citizen - Who lived here a number of years is dead. - Matt Raiser passes away at Columbus, Ohio.

Word has come to this city, announcing the death of Mathias Raiser at his home in Columbus, O. after an illness of several weeks.

He was a former resident of this city and lived on North Columbia street. He operated a saloon and moving picture theatre in this city and left about 20 years ago.

Surviving are the widow, Maggie, and two children, John Raiser, of Columbus, and Mrs. Agnes Weishart, of Cincinnati; two nephews, William Raiser, Union City, and Joseph McPartland, Union City, and one niece, Mrs. Catherine Hall, Union City.

The funeral services will be held Saturday morning in Columbus, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 12, 1938

Useful Life - Death closes a splendid record of teaching service. - Miss Elizabeth Ruby succumbs to paralytic stroke at 8 o'clock this morning.

All Union City mourns today over the death of one of her best loved and useful residents, Miss Elizabeth Ruby who passed to the great beyond this morning at 8 o'clock. A week ago last Friday she was stricken with paralysis while partaking of her noon lunch at the Dinner Bell restaurant. She was removed to the Union City hospital where everything possible was done for her but the Angel of Death had beckoned and while she seemed to slightly rally at times the end came as stated.

Elizabeth B. Ruby was the daughter of Dr. James B. and Hannah Ruby, and she was born Sept. 3, 1866 in Hollansburg, O. One year later she came to Union City with her parents, and she lived here the rest of her life.

She attended the West Side school until the year 1886 when she accepted a place as deputy postmistress under her sister, Miss Jessie Ruby. This position she held for two years when she again entered the West Side high school as a student and she graduated with the class of 1889

In the fall of the same year she began teaching in the West Side school, and there followed an outstanding record of 40 years of teaching with the exception of the years, 1901 to 1903, when she obtained leave to help found the Union City Public Library, located in the Wallace building on Columbia street.

For about two years she served as librarian after which in 1903 she resumed her school teaching work and retired in 1931, after forty years of outstanding teaching service during which she helped in the education of more than two thousand children.

She was a true Christian woman and a life-long member of the Methodist church. During her busy life she never the less, found time for many years to teach a boy's Sunday School class in her church.

Miss Elizabeth Ruby was of a sincere, earnest disposition and withal pleasant and ever ready to meet her friends with a welcoming smile. The city and community owe her much and she will be sincerely mourned by the many friends, who mourn her passing.

The survivors include the following: Dr. Fred M. Ruby, Officer James Ruby, all of Union City, and Clem G. Ruby, of Seattle, Wash.; Miss Florence Ruby of Indianapolis; Miss Nelle Rubey, of Union City, Chester S. Rubey, St. Louis, Mo.; Harry B. Rubey, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Ruby Milligan, Hamilton, O.; William Ruby, Washington, D. C.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where the funeral services will take place at 3 o'clock Wednesday, Dec. 14, conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams of the First Methodist church. Interment in the family lot of the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 12, 1938

John Wise - Pioneer tiller of the soil passes away in this city. - A man who had lived a number of years in Hillgrove, O.

After an illness of several weeks, John Wise, 64, passed away Saturday evening at the Union City hospital at 10:30 p. m.

He was a pioneer resident of Hillgrove, O. where he took an active part in the affairs of his community and a man who had a host of friends.

He leaves the following: widow, one daughter Mrs. Elmer Dismier, Dayton, O., one granddaughter Rita Ann Dismier, son-in-law Elmer Dismier, Dayton, O., one brother George Wise and another brother Will Wise, two sisters Mrs. Mary Thomas, Mrs. Tena Arnold.

Funeral will be held at the Lutheran church Wednesday at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Interment in the Greenville cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Brooks Funeral Home where friends may call until time of the funeral.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, December 12, 1938

Woman - Dies as Tularemia cases show an increase. - Diseased rabbits reported over Western part of Darke County.

Greenville --- Mrs. Mary Alice Stephens, 70, died at her home in Nashville, west of here at 4 a. m. Thursday of tularemia or "rabbit fever," believed to have been contracted when she cleaned a rabbit. She had been ill a week.

Surviving are the husband, William J.; six sons, Homer, Lawrence, Robert, George, Joseph and Harold; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Sanders and Mrs. John Westfall, and 11 grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Grace Lutheran church here, of which she was a member. Burial in the Greenville Cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records give her birth date as April 29, 1868 born in Indiana. Her parents were Sanford K. Pebworth and Caroline Gearhart)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 27, 1938

Cremated - Ex-Mayor Folger according to reports dies in burning house. - The log house was discovered on fire Christmas Day at 1 o'clock.

The news which reached here Sunday of the tragic death of Ex-Mayor Harry Folger was a shock to Union City and especially the East Side, where he resided for many years.

The first news to reach here was a telegram sent by Rolland Proctor, stating that the latter's log home had burned to the ground and Folger perished in the flames.

Later R. A. Boles, of the Farmers State bank, and son-in-law to Mr. Folger, talked over long distance telephone to I. L. Hinshaw, one of Mr. Folger's intimate friends who stated that the house was discovered on fire between 1 and 1:30 on Christmas Day. The house burned to the ground, and as Folger was seen about the place shortly before the fire was discovered, it has been taken for granted that he was caught in the flames and perished. Mr. Hinshaw stated that a search had been made but that no sign of Mr. Folger's remains had been discovered.

It was a very large log house situated not far from Hollister, Mo., which is just across White River from a large town called Branson, Missouri.

Harry Ellsworth Folger was born July 20, 1863 in Cheviot, a suburb of Cincinnati, O. When he was quite a young man his parents moved to Darke County, on a farm near what was known as Dogtown about four miles east of Union City.

He was married to Miss Clara Belle Robison and the young couple moved to the Stover farm on the Wenrick road.

From there they moved to Indianapolis and Harry E. worked on the Big 4 railroad as fireman. Later they moved back to a farm near this city, and after a few years moved to the city of Union City, Ohio, where Mr. Folger went into partnership with John Able in the blacksmithing business.

His next venture was in grocery business and he entered a partnership with Ross Shaw and Perry Gribben about 1900. Later he bought his partners out, and he conducted the business alone.

During this time he ran for mayor and was elected to that office four consecutive terms, being mayor for 8 years.

He was also president of the East Side School Board, a position he held for several years.

About 1912 he went to Dakota where he entered extensively into the wheat growing business. He sold out and went to Hollister, Missouri, and after three years came back to Union City again working on the railroad.

He next went to Detroit where he worked for the Chrysler corporation for eight years. He then went back to Missouri where he spent the rest of his life.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge and was affiliated with Stoner chapel and for some years was the superintendent of the Sunday School.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Brellahan, and Mrs. Robert A. Bolen, and one son, Clifford Folger, all of Union City, also one brother, John Folger, and one sister, Miss Jessie Folger, both of Indianapolis.

(It was later verified that Mr. Folger did indeed die in the fire as several bones were found that were not consumed by the fire.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, December 27, 1938

Died --- William Hopper passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 24 at his residence in Ansonia, O. He was 76 years old. He was a life long member of Ansonia and vicinity. Besides the widow he leave the following children: Harry Burl Hopper at home, Mrs. Charles Folkerth of Union City, Mrs. Ray Hansberger of Ansonia, and Mrs. Vernie[Vernon] Duncan of Ansonia.

Funeral services at the Christian Church in Ansonia at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday E. S. T. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home records state that he was born Aug. 30, 1862, Johnstown, Preble Co., O., the son of James Hopper and Sarah Cox. His spouse was not named but her name was Talitha A. Teegarden.]

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, December 30, 1938

Winchester man dies in South - Ex-mail carrier.

Winchester, Ind. --- Irvin Allen, 53 years old, died at his winter home in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday. He was a retired rural mail carrier, serving 32 years. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge. Surviving are the wife, Inez; the father, James Allen; one sister, Gladys Moore, and one brother, Ernest Allen, all of Winchester.

The body will arrive here Friday at 2 p. m. and will be taken to the Clark, Maynard & Potter Funeral home where it will remain until time of the funeral. Funeral services will be held in the Friends church Saturday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Charles Hiatt. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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