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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1939

Death Calls - Mrs. Olive Florence Reed passes away on New Years Day. - She had lived in Union City the past twenty-five years.

Mrs. Olive Florence Reed, passed away at her home, 348 North State Line street, Sunday evening, New Year's day at thirty minutes past eight o'clock, after a few days illness although she had been in failing health for the last two years.

Mrs. Reed was born in Winchester, Ind. Aug. 1, 1880, and she was the daughter of George and Minerva Scott Jones. She attended school in Winchester and she was married to David Reed, some twenty-five years ago.

At her marriage she came to Union City and this has been her home since that time. She was a good Christian and attended the United Brethren church. She was a member of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle, The Daughters of Pocahontas, and the Daughters of America.

The survivors include the husband David D. Reed, two daughters Mrs. Irene Naugle, of Pekin, Ind., and Mrs. Margaret Carroll, of Detroit, Mich., two sons Oliver Mangner, Jasonville, Ind., by a previous marriage, and Charles Reed, Union City. There are four grandchildren.

Also four brothers, Ennis Jones, Indianapolis; John Henry Jones, Riley Jones, O. Oliver Jones, all of Union City. Also two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wright, Eureka, Kans., and Mrs. Belle Yost, of Indianapolis.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home, from where it was returned to the home Monday afternoon where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the late home of the deceased, conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, January 6, 1939

Died --- John W. Light of near Lightsville at the Greenville Hospital this morning at 4:10 (E. S. T.). His death was due to an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Light was the uncle of Mrs. Clint Potts of this city and was 89 years, 6 months and 4 days old.

Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Lightsville M. E. church with Rev. Schlecty officiating. Body may be viewed until day of the funeral. Burial in Ansonia cemetery.

[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home records state that he was born April 2, 1849 in Clearmont Co., Ohio, the son of William Light and Mary Jackson. This accounts gives the death date as Jan. 5th and he was buried in the Ansonia Mausoleum.]

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 10, 1939

Death of Brother

Mrs. Robert J. Brady has received word of the death of her brother, Rufus L. Fite at his home in Georgetown, Ohio, Monday.

Mr Fite, who has visited in Union City many times in the past years, was a well known lawyer for more than sixty years and had recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

Robert F. (?) Brady and Miss Gertrude Brady will attend the funeral Wednesday.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, January 13, 1939

Close Of Life - Ex-Congressman Wm. T. Fitzgerald dies in his Greenville home. - He was the father of Heber D. Fitzgerald of this city.

Former Congressman William T. Fitzgerald, died last evening at his home in Greenville, O. He had been ill for some time and the end came yesterday at 15 minutes past five o'clock in the afternoon. He was the father of Heber D. Fitzgerald of this city.

William Thomas Fitzgerald was born in Greenville, O., in 1858, and he lived all his long life in the Darke County seat.

After graduating from the Greenville schools he attended the Western Reserve College, and graduated in Medicine. He established a medical practice and for many years he was one of Darke County's leading medical men.

He also entered the political arena and was twice elected to Congress from the Fourth Ohio district, on the Republican ticket. He was a member of the 69th and 70th Congress, in which he served with distinction. He was well-known here in Union City and many old friends here will regret to learn of his death.

He is survived by one son, Heber D. Fitzgerald, of the Union City Body Company and four daughters, Mrs. Maude Sharp, of Bowling Green, O., Mrs. Charles L. Mong, Greenville, O., Mrs. Robert M. Graham, Akron, O., Mrs. Robert A. Wilson, Lakewood, O. There are also a number of grandchildren and one brother, C. E. Fitzgerald, San Antonio, Tex.

The funeral will take place Saturday at 4 p. m. from the late home of the deceased, 432 West Fourth street.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 16, 1939

Auto Victim - John Gettinger loses control of his car and is killed. - Accident took place in Kansas last Saturday.

John Gettinger, 80, well known farmer of near Ottawa, Kansas and a former resident here, was killed at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon when in a blinding rain his car left the highway and crashed near his home. Gettinger, who was born and raised north of here, left here 60 years ago. Survivors include the widow, five daughters, one son and three brothers, D. H. Gettinger and Judas Gettinger of north of here, and Willard Gettinger of Anderson; two sisters Mrs. Ruth Fouts and Mrs. Oliver Ripp of this city. Mrs. D. H. Gettinger and Mrs. Laura Gettinger left for Ottawa.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 16, 1939

Pastor Called - Rev. Ivory Zimmerman, former pastor of the U. B. Church passed away. - He was located here from 1924 to 1931 and was popular.

Word which reached here this morning of the death of Rev. Ivory Zimmerman proved a great shock to many friends in Union City for he was formerly a beloved and popular pastor of the local United Brethren church.

His death occurred at his home in Mt. Healthy, O., a suburb of Cincinnati, O., Sunday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock, after several weeks illness with heart trouble and other complications.

Rev. Zimmerman was born at Celina, O., sixty-five years ago, and he there attended school. He also graduated from college and after he had been ordained to the ministry, he preached at Hillgrove, O., and Waterhouse Chapel church. During this time he was employed on the Milo Barr farm near Hillgrove.

He was married to Miss Viola Kelly of Hillgrove, O., a sister of Mrs. Josephine Bickel, of this city. While located in Union City, he did splendid work for his church. He was beloved and respected by his congregation and was one of the most popular pastors the church has ever had. He was an eloquent speaker, and he drove home his religious convictions and truths in a way that will long be remembered here.

He went from Union City to Cincinnati, O., then to College Hill, O., and he was residing at Mt. Healthy, O. when stricken at which time he was the pastor of the little Mt. Zion church near Mt. Healthy.

He is survived by the wife, one daughter, Genevieve and one son Eugene.

The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) or 1 o'clock (CST) from the Mt. Healthy U. B. church, a suburb of Cincinnati, O., and Rev. Ludwick and family together with many of his friends in this city will attend.

Addition published in a later edition of the newspaper:

Bishop A. R. Clippinger, Dayton, will conduct funeral services for Rev. I. E. Zimmerman, 70, retired, former pastor of College Hill and Zion United Brethren churches, Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Mount Healthy United Brethren church. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park.

The Rev. Mr. Zimmerman, a native of Medina county, died Sunday in his home, 1619 Kemper avenue, Mount Healthy.

Following graduation from Ohio Northern university, Tiffin, and Bonebrake Theological seminary, Dayton, the Rev. Mr. Zimmerman served pastorates at Hillgrove, Waterhouse Chapel, Union City, Vandalia, Brookville, Clayton and other pulpits before going to Cincinnati.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Gerturde Viola Kelly Zimmerman, he leaves a daughter, Miss Genevieve Zimmerman, teacher in Mount Healthy high school and a son, Eugene Zimmerman.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 16, 1939

Crash - Of two automobiles causes the death of Winchester woman. - Mrs. Chas. Rohe crash victim, husband badly injured.

Fountain City, Ind. --- A Winchester woman was killed and seven other persons were injured, one of them seriously, when two automobiles collided on ice-covered U. S. highway 27 near here Sunday morning.

Mrs. Charles Rohe, 33, of Winchester was killed, and her husband, 34, was taken to a Richmond hospital where physicians said his condition was serious.

Taken to the Richmond institution also were Dorothy Rohe, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rohe, Mrs. Louis Naretski, 48, of Winchester; Frank Caldwell, 65, of Connersville who received a broken leg; Mrs. Ray Caldwell and her five-year-old son, Richard Caldwell, both of Connersville.

Police who investigated said the automobile driven by Louis Naretski, who was unhurt, skidded into the path of the motor car driven by Ray Caldwell, who also was uninjured. Otheroccupants in the Caldwell motor car were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Britten of Connersville and their two-year-old son. The child was treated for minor hurts by a physician.

Mr. and Mrs. Rohe were passengers in the Naretski automobile.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1939

Called Home - Mrs. J. Wesley Mangas passes away at her home last evening. - She was the mother of Clarence Mangas of the post office force.

Mrs. Wilda Mangas, the widow of J. W. Mangas, passed away last night at her home, 702 East Elm street, Union City, O., where she had resided for the past 15 years. Mrs. Mangas had been a semi-invalid for the past three or four years, and three months ago she was stricken with the illness that was the beginning of the end, which occurred last night at half past seven o'clock.

Mrs. Mangas was born in Mississinewa Township, Darke County, Ohio, June 4, 1865, and she was the daughter of William and Mary Kathrine Gettinger. About two years later she moved to Jay County, Ind. with her parents. She attended the old Schaefer school, and when she arrived at the age of young womanhood she was married to J. Wesley Mangas in March 1885. The young couple lived on a farm north of Union City for a few years, after which they resided for two years in Ridgeville. From there they came back to this township and bought the tile mill at Teeter's Corners near Mt. Holly. She operated the tile factory for 12 years when they moved to a farm two miles east and one mile north of Union City. About 1914 they bought the Kelly farm near the Dunkard church. They also bought the home at 702 East Elm street. For the last few years they divided their time between the farm and the Elm street home and Wesley Mangas died Nov. 8, 1937.

Mrs. Mangas was a faithful and devout member of the New Lisbon Christian church and she was a good Christian woman. She was also a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and during her years of health she was very active in church work and the Aid Society. She has meant much to the community in which she lived and her death will be sincerely mourned.

The survivors include two sons, Clarence B. Mangas of the post office and Jesse G. Mangas at home; one brother, Ben F. Gettinger, R. R. 2, North Salem; four sisters, Mrs. H. R. Roush, Mrs. E. L. Welbourn, corner of West Oak and Union streets; Mrs. Carl Thornburg R. R. 1; and Mrs. Dan Lindley, R. R. 1; (The latter a twin sister.) Also four grandchildren, Helen, Martha Jane, and Joan, daughters of Clarence Mangas, and Robert Powers of Long Island, New York, son of Harry and Nova Mangas Powers. and one great grandchild, Dickey Lee Powers, son of Robert and Bernice Powers.. One daughter, Mrs. Nova Powers, died three years ago. Also a niece, Mrs. Ruby Brooks Kester, R. R. 5, who resided with Mr. and Mrs. J.. W. Mangas nearly all of her life. One daughter, Nova, later Mrs. Harry Powers, died April 25, 1936.

The funeral will be held from the New Lisbon church Thursday at 1:30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment in New Lisbon cemetery. The body will be returned Wednesday morning from the Brooks funeral home to the Mangas home, East Elm street, where friends may call.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1939

Joins Wife - Leo J. Koontz forced to succumb after brave fight for life. - He was one of Union City's prominent and well liked citizens.

The passing of Leo Koontz has caused general sorrow in our city for he was one of our best liked and best known citizens. Some eight years ago he suffered a heart attack and he never fully recovered from that attack.

A week ago his condition became very serious and he was removed to the Union City hospital Sunday Jan. 8. In spite of all that could be done he grew steadily worse and the end came last night, Monday Jan. 16, 1939 at 10 minutes to 11 o'clock.

Leo John Koontz was the son of John B. and Mary Koontz and he was born June 9, 1886. He lived in the city of his birth all of his life. He attended St. Mary's and the West Side school. On Oct. 19, 1912 he was married to Miss Mayme Byrne who preceded the husband in death July 31, 1937.

Following his marriage for a period of about seven years, he was the traveling salesman for a Michigan furniture company. Following this, he was associated with his father in the Koontz Furniture store, for a number of years. He next in 1928 became connected with the New York Life Insurance Co., a position he held until his death.

Leo Koontz was a good citizen and an exemplary young man. He was of a friendly, good natured disposition and a man who will be missed by the legion of friends, who will sincerely mourn his death. He was a life-long member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, and also in the days of his health a popular member of the Knights of Columbus.

The survivors include one son John Koontz and the father, John B. Koontz, the oldest living Union City businessman. Two brothers, Charles C. Koontz, of the Union City Body Co., and Hugh Koontz, of Muncie, Ind.; one sister Mrs. Mary Adine Parker of Dayton, O.

The remains were removed to the Fraze Funeral home, from where it will be taken to the home of the father John B. Koontz, 406 North Plum street, Wednesday morning, and where friends may call.

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

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, January 19, 1939

A Native - Of this community for many years was William Creviston. - Who died at Muncie, Ind., after a long illness.

William Creviston, 68, who formerly lived in this city and passed away yesterday at Muncie, Ind., was born in Randolph county four miles west of this city, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Creviston.

He is survived by two brothers, of this city, and James Creviston, of Muncie, Ind.

The funeral services will be held at the Fraze Funeral home in this city, Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in the city cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, January 19, 1939

Mrs. Thornburg, 95, dies at Winchester.

Winchester, Ind. --- Mrs. Cynthia Jane Thornburg, 95 years old, died Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness at the Randolph County hospital. Survivors are one son, Alca E. of Winchester; five grandchildren, Riley Thornburg of this city, Angeline Whitcomb of Muncie, Harry Thornburg of Los Angeles, Calif., Harlan Brown of Portland, Ind., and Ethelyn Carter of Goodland, Ind., and 10 great grandchildren.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, January 20, 1939

Passes Away - Oren C. Ford prominent retired farmer is dead. - Lived for a number of years on a farm near Ft. Recovery, O.

Oren C. Ford, 64, of Greenville, O., passed away last night at the Greenville hospital at 10:45 o'clock after an illness of 10 days with pneumonia.

He was born in Mercer county, O. and lived for a number of years in and near Ft. Recovery, O. after retiring as a farmer, he moved to Greenville, O. five years ago where he made his home.

He leaves his wife, two sons, Willard and James who live at home; two daughters, Mrs. Franklin Ungricht of Greenville, O., and Mrs. Stanley Martin of Arcanum, Ohio rural route; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Mott of Ft. Recovery, O., and Mrs. Geo. Male, of Boone, Mich.

The funeral services will be held from the Bethel Angelical church, four miles south of Ft. Recovery, O. Saturday at 2:30 o'clock (E.S.T.). Interment in the Ft. Recovery, O. cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, January 20, 1939

Struck - By a train in snowstorm farmer is killed. - John H. Sheets was killed at the Pikeville crossing.

Greenville, Ohio --- John Henry Sheets, 70 years old, prominent Darke county farmer, was killed instantly Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving was demolished by an eastbound Pennsylvania passenger train in Pikeville, five miles northeast of here.

Sheets, eyewitnesses stated, cautiously approached the crossing of the railroad tracks on U. S. 127, Greenville-Celina road. He either failed to see the lights or was confused over the slick conditions of the roads, they said

His vehicle either skidded or was driven onto the tracks, and the fast moving train crashed into the side of the car. The accident occurred about 4:45 p. m. (E.S.T.). Mr. Sheets' body, badly mangled, was removed to the Turpen-McKnight Funeral home in this city.

Mr. Sheets was a former stock buyer in this vicinity, and had resided and farmed in Darke county all his life. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Henry Sheets, who had been visiting relatives in Dayton Thursday. Early Thursday night, she had not been contacted and told of her husband's death, despite efforts of relatives and police authorities here and at Dayton.

Other survivors are three sons, Ralph, Arthur, and Kenneth, and three daughters, Mrs. Lola Armstrong, Mrs. Mamie Meade, and Mrs. Eve Steffen, all of near Rossburg, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, January 20, 1939

Died --- Bob Hill has received word from Seattle, Wash. of the death of his aunt Mrs. Gail, formerly Miss Martha Hill, of west of this city. The body arrived in Winchester this morning and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hill are attending the funeral today. Mrs. Gail's home was in Memphis, Tenn. and she formerly lived four miles west of this city on the old Hill place.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 23, 1939

Called Away - William C. Boone succumbs to an attack of uremic poisoning. - He had been prominent in our business circles for many years.

William C. Boone, who became well-known all over Randolph, Jay and Darke counties as the founder and owner of the Union City Monument Works, passed away Sunday morning at ten minutes past 11 o'clock. He had been in failing health for the past three years but most of the time managed to be at his place of business 1117 West Oak street. Thursday he became suddenly worse with an attack of uremic poisoning and other complications and while everything possible was done for him he passed away at the time stated above.

William Clinton Boone was the son of Wesley and Martha Boone and he was born Feb. 6, 1862 near Union Bridge, Carroll county, Maryland. There he attended school and he came to Union City when 19 years of age to work for George Warner on the latter's farm near New Lisbon. When 22 years of age he was married to Miss Mary Retta Davis, daughter of Hasting and Sarah Davis. They made their home in New Lisbon and later moved to the Deerfield Road. W. C. became an expert fence builder and built many fences all over the county. He bought a farm north of Lisbon where he and his family resided for several years. Then they came to Union City where W. C. established the Union City Monument Works and here he spent the rest of his life. For a few years during this time he formed a partnership with R. A. Banta and when the latter retired W. C. again took over the business.

W. C. Boone was a good Christian man and a life-long member of the First Christian Church and for several years held the position of Deacon. He was thoroughly honest in all his business dealings and he will be missed by many friends from our business and social circles.

The surviving include, besides the wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Dennison, residing between Lightsville and Elroy, O., and Mrs. Henry Taylor, who since the death of her husband, Oct. 25 last years has been residing at the Boone home and helping to care for Mrs. Boone who is ill.

There are also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Myrna Sue and Billie Taylor of Greenville. Also one brother Austin Boone of Maryland.

The body was returned to the home from Brooks and the funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.) from the Christian church conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the New Lisbon Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 23, 1939

Thos. Dunn, Sr. - One of Union City's best known citizens joins the great majority. - He was prominent in church work and in the business world.

Thomas Dunn, Sr., one of Union City's best known and most prominent citizens, succumbed to a heart attack Friday afternoon at four o'clock. He had been in failing health since last October and his condition became serious Thursday. He never rallied and the end came at the time stated above.

For the past few years he had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Roy Haber and family in the old Jackson-Dunn home, 626 West Pearl street. Mrs. Dunn passed away May 5, 1931.

Thomas D. Dunn, Sr. was born Sept. 14, 1856, at Fletcher, O., and he was the son of Andrew and Julia Dunn. When a young man he came to Union City and joined his brother Simon Dunn, of the Kirshbaum Co. and the old Atlas Bank. He attended school in Fletcher, O., and when he was 26 years of age he was married to Miss Ida Jackson, prominent in church and social circles. The made Union City their home.

He was deeply interested in church work generally and in the Union City Presbyterian church of which he was a member, particularly. He was also interested in politics, and he was a staunch democrat, and for many years one of the mainstays of his party. He was a member of the Union City school board for three or four terms and during his term of office he helped to improve our school system. He was a man of unimpeachable character and his word was as good as his bond.

He has been closely connected with the city of his adoption and he has been responsible for much of the city's growth and prosperity. Naturally then he had many friends who will sincerely regret and deeply mourn his passing.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Dunn Haber, one nephew, Thomas Dunn, Jr., of the Kirshbaum store, and one niece, Mrs. Effie Gist, wife of Mayor O. E. Gist.

The body was taken to the Morris funeral home from where it was returned to the home, 626 West Pearl street, and from where the funeral took place this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 24, 1939

Former Union City Boy Dies In Oklahoma City

The Morris Funeral service this morning received a message from Oklahoma City announcing the death of Robert McKee, Jr. The message stated that the body would arrive in this city tomorrow for burial. Robert was born and raised here, being a graduate of the West Side high school. The McKee family were prominent in social affairs of this city and built the residence on Howard street next door to the James Hood property. For many years Robert McKee was in the livery business here.

[Robert McKee, Jr. attended West Side high school but is not listed among the graduates of the school.]

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, January 25, 1939

Coroner - To investigated the fire death of Greenville, O. boy. - Funeral services for Richard Marshall took place today.

Greenville, Ohio --- A thorough investigation into the fire that Monday night destroyed the Skateland hall here and burned to death 12 year old Richard Eugene Marshall will be conducted by Darke County Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh, he announced Tuesday. Richard was born 14 February, 1927 in Greenville

Funeral services for the boy, son of Ira and Kate Wisener Marshall, Martin street, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Miller & Son Funeral home. Rev. Martin Wagner of the Lutheran church will officiate, and interment will be at the Abbottsville cemetery.

A skating party for 80 members of the Future Farmers of America chapter of Spartanburg, Ind., under supervision of Albert Wellgate, vocational agriculture instructor, was just getting under way when the blaze broke out.

Alfred Maher, owner of the $25,000 hall, said in his opinion defective wiring was the cause of the fire. Mr. Wellgate, in a statement Tuesday, said that the fire apparently started from a short circuit in the wiring of the electric organ of the building. Flames, he said, were first noticed above the organ in the building.

The Spartanburg party included several students from the Lynn High school, and two or three from the Jefferson school. Many persons from Richmond, Ind., including club groups have skated at the rink in recent months.

Survivors of the Marshall boy include the parents; two brothers, Paul of West Milton and James, at home; eight sisters, Mrs. Jack Reeves of Union City, Mrs. Earl Bailey of Greenville, and Dorothy, Phyllis, Lois, Norma, Janice, and Sue, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall of Pleasant Hill.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 30, 1939

Laid To Rest - Miss Ella K. Welsh died suddenly of heart trouble. - Funeral services took place at Dayton this morning.

Miss Ella A. Welsh, 60, passed away unexpectedly of a heart affliction, Friday at 8:45 a. m. at the home of her brother James E. Welsh, 156 Cambridge avenue, Dayton, O.

The funeral services took place, this morning at 8:30 a. m. at the brother's residence and requiem high mass at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dayton, O.

Burial took place at the Calvary cemetery in Dayton, O.

Two brothers, James E. and William M. Welsh, and a sister, Mrs. Charles C. Koontz of Union City, Ind. survive. She was a lifelong resident of Dayton and a daughter of the late James and Margaret Welsh. She was a member of the ladies' auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Miss Welsh had visited in Union City upon several occasions, and was universally loved and respected by all who knew her.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 30, 1939

Honored Man - George W. Strait, who had lived all his life in this community is dead. - Devoted his life's work to that of tilling the soil.

George W. Strait, 71, farmer residing four miles northeast of this city, died of a heart attack Saturday at the home of his son, Eugene, at Roanoke, Ind. Mr. Strait had spent his entire life in Darke county, Ohio, and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Surviving are the widow, one Daughter, Mrs. Delma Reasor of Roanoke, and three other sons, Forest, of Bellfontaine, O., Ernest of Fort Wayne, and Herschel, of northeast of Union City; two brothers, Henry and Levi, both of Muncie, and six grandchildren.

The body was brought to the farm home Sunday evening and funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the United Brethren church in this city, the Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 30, 1939

To An End - Comes the life's career of Mrs. Emily Riegle. - Funeral will take place at Lightsville, O. Tuesday.

Word comes to this city of the death of Mrs. Emily Riegle, widow of the late Dr. Harrison. C. Riegle, at her home at Hampton, Va. Saturday after a lingering illness.

The remains will be brought to the home of her sister Mary Freymuth at Rossburg, O., where friends may call.

The funeral services will be held at the Lightsville M. E. Church Tuesday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Cehlicty.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harry Lise of Elyria, O., Mary Eloise Riegle of Baltimore, Md. and one sister Miss Elenor Armstrong of Elyria, O.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records, Ansonia, O. states that she was born Aug. 26, 1880 in Canada and her parents were Thomas and Louise Armstrong. She was a graduate nurse.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, January 30, 1939

Isaiah Jellison, 78, is dead at Deerfield.

Ridgeville, Ind. - Isaiah Jellison, 78, lifelong resident of Deerfield, died on Saturday morning following a brief illness. H is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Goldie Evans of near Saratoga, and Mrs. Gertrude Chaperon of Deerfield; one brother, Oscar Jellison of Marion, and one grandson.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home where friends may call. Services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Deerfield M. E. church, the Rev. George E. Addington officiating. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1939

Deadly Gas - Jake Shannon, well known farmer succumbs to fumes in his garage. - He had gone to his garage with his rifle to shoot rats.

The news of the tragic death of Jacob Shannon, a well known farmer residing about a mile east of Cosmos, proved a shock to this city for he had been a regular caller in Union City, and was here on a trading trip Saturday, well and hearty and in good spirits.

From the reports received here Mr. Shannon took his gun and told Mrs. Shannon that he was going out to the garage to kill rats. Sometime later and about 3:30 E.S.T., Mrs. Shannon went out to look for her husband. She found him lodged against the front of the automobile partly supported by the bumper, while his rifle was resting against his knees. Life had evidently fled.

Mrs. Shannon hurried to the home of Wayne Brewer, a neighbor, for help and he with Mel Brewer and his father helped to carry Shannon to the house.

Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh was called from Greenville and according to the Coroner's report, Shannon had started the motor in order to exterminate the rats. He closed the garage door, according to Coroner Brumbaugh and after a while came back. He opened the door and stepped inside when he was overcome by the fumes and collapsed against the front of the auto. Coroner Brumbaugh returned a verdict of accidental death.

The survivors besides the wife include two daughters, Mrs. Delbert Fields, who resides across the road from the Shannon home, and Mrs. Louis Aukerman, of near Dayton, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Raper chapel.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records list the name as Warren Shannon, born Feb. 10, 1863 in Darke Co., Ohio. His parents were Hugh and Ida Evans Shannon. His wife was given as Elizabeth McRibben Shannon. The death date was given as Jan. 30th. He was buried Feb. 4th. (?) in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 1, 1939

To An End - Mrs. Retta Wilt dies at Greenville, O. - Was the wife of former County superintendent C. A. Wilt.

Greenville, Ohio --- Mrs. Retta Armstrong Wilt, wife of Charles A. Wilt, former superintendent of Darke County schools, died Tuesday morning following an extended illness at her home 620 Wayne avenue. She was the daughter of the late Hugh Armstrong, and was born and reared in Washington township. She resided in Darke county her entire life.

Mrs. Wilt was an active member of the Pythian Sisters, and served as secretary for several terms to the Greenville chapter of the Daughters of Union Veterans. She attended the Church of Christ. Last rites will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the home and burial will be at Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the home.

She is survived by the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Pence of Chicago, and Corrine of Reading, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. McCartney and Mrs. Eva G. Wilcox of this city; a brother, George Armstrong of Union City; and a half sister, Mrs. Meredith Cook of Red Key, Ind.

(Miller Funeral Home Records, Greenville, Ohio reports she was born August 6, 1876 in Washington Twp., Darke Co., OH. She was the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth VanSkaik Armstrong. This source states that she was buried at the Greenville Cemetery. It is possible that this was a temporary arrangement due to the frozen ground and heavy snow at Palestine.)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, February 2, 1939

Death Calls - Albert F. Baker, well known farmer passed away last night. - He had been ill past eight months and serious ten days.

Death closed the busy life of Albert F. Baker, a well known farmer, residing five miles east of Union City. He had been ill the past eight months with a complication of ailments. Ten days ago his condition became serious and while everything possible was done for him, he never rallied and he passed away Monday night, Feb. 1 at 11 o'clock.

Albert F. Baker was born in Jackson Township, Ohio, January 12, 1867 and he was the son of William R. and Rebecca Studebaker Baker. He attended the old Roe school, and after his school days he adapted farming as his avocation. Later he also became active as a stockman. Being thoroughly honest in all of his dealings he made many friends and it naturally followed that he was successful in his business career.

He was also a good Christian and a valued member of the United Brethren church of this city. He helped much in the upbuilding of the community in which he spent his entire life and he will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned.

He was married May 1st 1892, to Miss Elizabeth E. Coats, who passed away June 29, 1920.

The survivors include one daughter, Jeannette, wife of. Leroy Mote, of this city and one son, Harry R. Baker, at home. One daughter, Dorothy, passed away several years ago.

There are also one brother, W. E. Baker, Parker, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Friedline, Greenville, Ohio; Mrs. Ela Reiling, Brookville, Ohio; Mrs. Ida Bickel, Union City, Ind.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home from where it was returned this afternoon to the late home of the deceased and where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the United Brethren church of this city Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by the Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. The interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 6, 1939

Long Illness - Precedes the death of Mrs. Cora Belle Bannon, which occurred Saturday. - She had lived in Union City practically all her married life.

Mrs. Cora Belle Bannon, a well known resident of Union City, O., succumbed Saturday night after a long illness. She had not been a well woman for the past two years and her condition became serious some three months ago. She never rallied and passed away at half past nine o'clock Saturday night, Feb. 4.

Mrs. Cora Belle Bannon was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Miller, and she was born in Piqua, Ohio, May 11, 1882. She attended the Piqua schools and when she arrived at the age of young womanhood she was married to William Bannon.

The young couple moved to Union City and Mrs. Bannon was a resident of this city practically all of her married life. She attended our different churches but was not affiliated with any one church. She was always a welcome visitor in her social circles.

She was the mother of five daughters and three sons, all of whom, together with the husband and father are living. The survivors also include three brothers and three sisters, together with several grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed on Ward street this evening and where friends may call.

The funeral services will take place Tuesday, Feb. 7, from the United Brethren church conducted y the pastor, Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. The burial will take place in the Snell cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 6, 1939

Passes Away - Mrs. Chas. Miller, former resident of this city dies at Anderson, Ind. - She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. S. Fox of near Hillgrove.

Mrs. Charles F. Miller, 53, who lived till seven years ago at Hillgrove, died at 3:30 this morning in St. John's Hospital, Anderson, Ind., from an attack of apoplexy. She was found unconscious Thursday morning on the floor of the bathroom of her home at No. 3027 Brown street by her daughter, Anna Lee, who had just come home from school. The stricken woman, who had been in delicate health for several years, was removed to the hospital, but she never regained consciousness.

Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. S. Fox, well known farmers living south of Hillgrove, and she spent most of her life in that community. She was active in church work, was a noble wife and mother, and a most obliging neighbor. The removal of the family to Anderson occasioned deep regret from the community. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, who is a mechanic on the Big Four Railroad; her aged parents of near Hillgrove; and the following six children; Glenden of Columbus, O.; Alice Catherine who is at home; Sarah Elizabeth of Dayton; Margaret Ellen, Charles Leslie, and Anna Lee who are at home. Surviving also are one grandson, Richard Miller, of Columbus, and one brother, Cornell Fox, of south of Hillgrove.

Mrs. Miller's last visit here was on the occasion of the funeral of John Weiss several weeks ago. Funeral plans for her have not been completed.

(The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the U. B. church at Anderson, Ind. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Anderson, Ind.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, February 7, 1939

To An End - Mrs. Catherine Brierly passes away after long illness. - Had lived in this community a great number of years.

Mrs. Catherine Brierly, 68, widow of William Brierly died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Caron, of this city, after an illness of two years. She was a member of the Union City Christian Church, and had lived here for the past 35 years.

Survivors are three other daughters, Mrs. Lillian Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Celesta Bargman of Detroit, and Mrs. Bessie McCray of Dayton, O.; one son, Ollie Brierly of this city; two brothers, Albert Hauck of Walla Walla, Wash., and Leonard Houck, of Georgetown, O., and four sisters, Mrs. Lulu Brierly of Union City, Mrs. Elizabeth Bender of Georgetown, O., Mrs. Mae Blakeman of Chicago, Ill., and Miss Clara Houck of Cincinnati.

The Rev. Benjamin Holroyd will conduct funeral services at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Church. Burial will be in the Union City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, February 7, 1939

Answers Call - Miss Margaret Kerr succumbs after several months illness. - She was a member of the G. G. G. Society and the Presbyterian Church.

Many friends are sorrowing in Union City today over the passing of Miss Margaret Kerr, who answered the last call Monday night at 8 o'clock. She became ill last November and on the last of that month she was taken to a hospital. She never fully recovered and Friday January 13, she was taken to the hospital in Cleveland where she underwent an operation.

She returned home to Union City from the Cleveland hospital Jan. 31. She never rallied and the end came as stated.

Miss Margaret Kerr was the daughter of William and Mary Trindle Kerr and she was born in this city where she lived all of her life. She attended the West Side school and she was a valued member of the First Presbyterian church, the Ladies Aid society and Missionary society, being active and always helpful in church work. She was also a member of the Three G. society.

The survivors include four brothers, Frank Kerr of Satiago, Calif., Henry Kerr, Walter Kerr and Elmer Kerr of Union City. One sister Miss Susan Kerr at home.

The body was taken to the Morris funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed at 501 North Columbia street, this evening, and where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the Kerr home Thursday and the hour of the services will be announced later.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, February 7, 1939

Long Life - Mrs. Ellen Youman, 80, passes away after a long illness. - Had resided at the Hission home for the past 34 years.

Mrs. Ellen Youman passed away this morning at the home of Mrs. Elsie Hission, 409 North Columbia street. She had been ill since the holidays, and she had not been very well for a year or so before that. While everything was done for her, she grew gradually weaker and she passed away at forty-minutes past four o'clock.

Mrs. Youman was born September 28, eighty years ago, and she was formerly Miss Ellen Murphy. She was born in Indiana and when a small child her folks moved to Missouri, and while she was still a young girl they moved back to Indiana. She became a private teacher in the David Morris home, known as Maple Grove Farm four miles south of Union City on the State Line.

She resided at that place for 29 years, when she came to Union City to reside with Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Morris. For the past 34 years she has resided at the Hission home.

In the month of November 1906, she was married to William Youman, who preceded the wife in death in 1912.

Mrs. Youman was a good Christian woman, and a devout member of the Presbyterian church. During her years of health she was also an active member of the Ladies Aid Society and the Woman's Missionary Society.

Mrs. Youman is survived by four half-brothers, James Harris, Union City; Charles Harris, Anderson, Ind.; John P. Harris, Waterloo, Ia., and Asa Harris of Redding, Ia. Also one cousin, Miss Leona Murphy of North State Line.

The remains were taken to Morris Funeral home from where the funeral will take place Thursday, the time of the service to be announced later. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1939

Well Known - Henry Moyer passes away after several months of illness. - He was admitted to the hospital and underwent an operation.

Henry Moyer, one of our well known farmers answered the call of death, last evening at half-past 6 o'clock after an illness extending over several months. The last work he was able to perform was the getting in of his corn crop last fall. He was admitted to the Union City hospital a little over two weeks ago and underwent an operation.

Henry E. Moyer was born near New Weston, O., Nov. 19, 1871. There he grew up and attended school, and after his school days he adopted farming as his avocation. He was married at Payne, O. in 1898 to Mary M. Amspaugh. For many years he with his family resided at his late home on the Bickel school road, and the first farm west of where the old Bickel school formerly stood on the Springhill road. He was a good Christian and a member of the Teegarden Christian church.

Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Wm. O. Passmore of 353 South State Line street. Also the following sisters, Mrs. Wm. Supinger, Piqua, O., Mrs. Anna McGlinch, New Weston, O., Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, Piqua, O., Mrs. Lydia Foreman, Payne, O., and Mrs. Geo. Cress of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where it will lie in state until this evening and where friends may call. The remains will be taken to the home tomorrow morning and friends may call there. The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) at the Teegarden church conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. and Mrs. Lantz will supply the music. Interment in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1939

Veteran Doctor dies at Arcanum, Ohio.

Arcanum, Ohio --- Dr. Charles Wittemayer, 80, practicing physician here for 45 years, died last night at his home on George street.

He was returned to his home a week ago from the Greenville Hospital, where he had been under treatment since December when he injured his hip in a fall.

Surviving are the widow, Ella, and one son, Paul, of Dayton, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, February 10, 1939

Lived Here - Warren A. Shank succumbs to sudden illness in Cincinnati. - The body will be brought to Union City for burial.

Word has been received here of the death of Warren A. Shank, who passed away suddenly in his home at Pleasant Ridge, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, after only a short illness.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shank and he was born in Union City seventy-three years ago. He attended school here and for years assisted in the Shank china store, located at the corner of Oak and Columbia street in the building now occupied by the Times office. For the last fifteen years he has resided in Cincinnati.

He is survived by the widow, formerly Miss Lillian Smith, and one brother, Dr. Perry J. Shank, of Cincinnati.

The body was taken to the undertakers in Cincinnati and the funeral directors of that city will arrive with the body in Union City between 2:30 and 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, accompanied by the minister.

On arrival funeral services will take place at the Fraze funeral home. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 13, 1939

Despondent - Mrs. A. L. Branham ends her earthly career at Indianapolis, Ind. - She spent the early part of her life in this city.

Word came to this city Sunday of the death of Mrs. Effie Branham, 71, formerly of this city, and the wife of Al Branham, whose body was found floating in White River at Indianapolis, Ind., last Saturday.

Mrs. Branham had been in poor health of late and Saturday she told her sister, Miss Carrie Klumpp, who was making her home with her, that she was going out to visit a friend and would not be home until late.

In the meantime, J. L. Powell, a WPA worker saw a body drift past the College Avenue bridge and reported to the police. Sergt. Fred Hagil took charge and the body was recovered about three miles down the stream, fully clothed, with her hat still on her head.

The remains were removed to the city morgue.

In the meantime, Al Branham, the husband, became worried about the failure of his wife to return home and called his son Robert, 42, who lives at 814 East 56th street. Robert went to the police station and reported his mother missing and was directed to the city morgue where he identified her remains.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klumpp, who lived in this city on North Howard street and was a graduate from the West Side high school.

After her marriage to A. L. Branham, they conducted a restaurant in the building now occupied by the Anderson Store on Columbia St., and about 20 years ago moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where they have lived ever since.

While a resident of this city, she was quite popular in our social circles, and was a member of the G. G. G. society and other organizations, having upon many occasions visited friends and relatives in this city.

Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Robert, her sister, Miss Carrie Klumpp, and a niece, Mrs. Walter Anderson, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Branham.

Christian Science funeral services will be held in Indianapolis on Tuesday morning after which the cortege will drive to Union City, arriving about 12:30 for burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 13, 1939

A Good Mother - Mrs. Malinda Longfellow passes away this morning at daughter's home. - Was a resident of this city for a great number of years.

Mrs. Malinda Longfellow, 76, passed away this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. Houseman, 801 East Central Ave., East Side.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shumaker and was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, February 10, 1863. Her parents moved to Iowa where she attended school and was united in marriage to Robert Longfellow at Kokomo, Ind., in 1884. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. D. E. Houseman, at whose home she passed away, George of this city and Charles of Connersville, Ind., Robert of Ansonia, O., Clara Harless, who died 2 years ago, Mrs. Mosell Kaucher, who died in 1924, Florence who died when 4 years of age.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Nora Wilson of Bradford, Ohio, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Her husband passed away in 1929.

The remains were removed to the Fraze Funeral Home and the funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Interment in the City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 13, 1939

Sad Death - Mrs. Samuel Goodlin passes away Saturday afternoon. - Had lived here entire life in Union City.

Last Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Samuel Goodlin, 46, passed away after several weeks illness.

She was the daughter of James and Ella Cleve Miller, and attended the East Side school and a life-long member of the United Brethren church.

She is survived by her husband Samuel, two sons, James and David, of Union City; five daughters, Mrs. Irene Timberman, of Springfield, O., Mrs. Evelyn Peters, Mrs. Gertrude Beireis, Lillian Goodlin and Maxine Goodlin, all of Union City; two brothers, William and Henry Miller, of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Adrian Bayman of Union City and eight grandchildren.

Another sister, Mrs. William Bannon of Union City was buried last Tuesday.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. today in the United Brethren church with Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial took place in the Snell cemetery near Hillgrove, O.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1939

A Pioneer - Dr. M. F. Replogle passes away at his home in California. - Word received here by Mrs. Sallie King, a daughter.

Mrs. Sallie King, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ollie Brierly, Main street, received a telegram this morning announcing the death of her brother, Dr. M. F. Replogle, who passed away Monday at 5 o'clock in the evening.

Dr. Replogle was formerly one of the well known residences of the Rose Hill- Lightsville community and he was born at Rose Hill, on the old Replogle place 85 years ago.

The land of the old Replogle place was bought by Dr. Replogle's father from the government. The doctor was the son of Jacob S. and Abigail Jones Replogle and he attended school in his district and later graduated from medical college. When a boy he rode to Greenville through the woods, when there was only one house between the Replogle place and Greenville. He practiced medicine at Lightsville and Bradford, Ohio, and became one of the best known practitioners of this district.

Some seventeen years ago he moved to Palms, California, where he resided the rest of his life. He remained in the active practice of medicine until the 82nd year when he retired owing to failing health.

The survivors include the widow and one son, Dr. Replogle of Palms, Calif., one grandson, Frances Replogle, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Also two brothers, Jacob S. and William Replogle of a short distance east of Union City. Also one sister, Mrs. Sallie King, and Mrs. Joe Welch of Joe's Spot restaurant was a niece.

The funeral and burial will take place in Palms, Calif.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 15, 1939

Long Life Ends - Mrs. Christina Yaney who has been a well know resident of Union City the past 40 years passed away at her home 622 East Main street Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 10-:40 p. m. after an illness which extended over a period of three years during which she was bedfast. Her condition became serious two months ago and the end came at the time stated above.

Mrs. Christina Yaney was the daughter of W. G. and Ruth Fisher Bierly, and she was born in Mercer county, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1859 and she attended the Mercer county schools. In 1877 she was married to Israel Yaney and the young couple moved from Mercer county to Union City 40 years ago. Israel Yaney passed away in 1914. During her years of health Mrs. Yaney was a devout member of the Free Methodist church. She was a good mother and lived for her family.

She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary J. Hughes of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Will Hay, Ft. Recovery, O.; Miss Emma Yaney, Union City; Mrs. Ruth Faler, San Jose, Calif.; Wm. Yaney, also San Jose, Calif. One son Albert died at the age of 10 and a daughter Bessie Myrtle, died when eight years old.

There are also eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also two half-brothers, Oscar Cline, Bainbridge, O.; and Louis Cline, Marion, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it will be returned to the Yaney home this afternoon and where friends may call.

The funeral will take place from the late home of the departed on East Main street Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a. m. (C.S.T.) conducted by Rev. Ralph Yaney and the burial will be in the cemetery at Swamp College, Ohio.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 20, 1939

Lad Called - Young son of Mrs. William Lehey succumbs to illness. - He was a pupil in St. Mary's school and well thought of.

James Lahey, the young son of Mrs. William Lehey, of 709 North Columbia street, succumbed to an attack of illness Sunday morning. He had been ill for the past three weeks and was taken home from the Union City hospital a week ago. In spite of all that could be done, he grew gradually weaker and he passed away at half-past five o'clock.

James Edward Lahey was the son of William and Alberta Stebbleton Lahey and he was born in Union City, Nov. 2, 1931, and he lived all of his brief life here. He was a Christian boy and a life-long member of St. Mary's church. He was a favorite pupil of St. Mary's school where he was a member of the first grade. His teachers speak of him in the highest terms. He was studious in the school room and maintained a fine attitude on the playground.

He will be sadly missed by his folks and his many little friends.

Besides the mother he is survived by two sisters, Patricia and Irene, and four brothers, Robert, Wm. Jr., Jack and Tom. Also the grandparents, John Lehey, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stebbletin. The father, William Lahey, died two years ago, as did a two year old sister who passed away in 1925.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the family home where friends may call. The funeral will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 a. m. from St. Mary's church with Rev. Father Hammes in charge. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 20, 1939

Watchman - Andrew J. Steiner passes away after a six weeks illness. - He was formerly in charge of the Division Street R. R. crossing.

Andrew J. Steiner, better known in railroad circles as "Andy" crossed the great divide at fifteen minutes after eight o'clock Sunday night.

He was taken ill six weeks ago and his condition became serious two weeks ago.

Andrew J. Steiner was born March 28, 1855, near Beamsville, O., in Darke County. He was brought up in that community and attended school there. He early adopted railroading as his vocation. For many years he was employed with the Pennsylvania Lines railroad in Logansport.

He came to Union City twenty-one years ago and accepted a place as railroad crossing man, at the Division street crossing, a position which he held until he was seventy years old, when he was placed on the retired list.

He was married three times, the first two Mrs. Steiners preceding him to the better world. He was married Feb. 18, 1939 (?) at Versailles, Ohio, to Mrs. Sarah Cable, who survives him.

He was an able railroad man and a good Christian, being a member of the United Brethren church, and also of the Men's class.

Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vernie Wagner, of Indianapolis, and two half-brothers, Volney Steiner of Portland, Ind. and Wesley Steiner, of Celina, Ohio, also seven grandchildren.

The funeral services will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the United Brethren church at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. H. G. Locke, for Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick, who was called away on ministerial business. Burial in the Beamsville, Ohio cemetery. The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville from where it will be returned to the late home of the deceased, 423 East Main street, where friends may call.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born March 28, 1856 in Guernsey Co., OH. His parents were Henry and Lida Casterline Steiner. The widow Sarah's first husband was Levi Cable.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1939

Postmaster's son dies at Greenville.

Greenville, Ohio --- Joel R. Williams, 22, son of Postmaster and Mrs. J. Lendall Williams, died at Greenville hospital of a heart attack which followed an illness of amonebic dysentery.

He was a member of the All-Miami Valley football and basketball teams in 1932 and 1933, and had ploayed football at Tulane and Ohio State universities, and at Kiski preparatory school.

Besides the parents, survivors include four brothers, John of Columbus, Theodore, James and William, Jr., of Greenville; one sister, Rebecca at home, and his grandmother, Mrs. Williams, of Greenville.

Services will be conducted at the Stocker funeral parlors at 2 p. m. today with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 22, 1939

James Horney Dies.

Mrs. John Stewart of east of the city received word today that her cousin James H. Horney, formerly of this city had passed away at his daughter's home in California. The remains will be brought back to Cannon City, Colorado for burial. He was formerly city clerk of this city.

Mr. Hormey leaves a sister Mrs. Minnie Morrow of Cleveland and two cousins in this city, Carl Fahnestock and Mrs. George Curtis.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, February 22, 1939

Died --- Mrs. Hazel Prosser, who lives at 1020 West Hickory St., received word today of the death of her father, James W. Waltz, 74, at his home in Edinburg, Ind. He suffered a stroke this morning. He leaves a wife, 8 children living. Mrs. Prosser and children left this afternoon to attend the funeral. The funeral will take place Saturday at 1:30 o'clock from the Edinburg Methodist church.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, February 24, 1939

Two Deaths - Joseph Bushaw and Charles Cline, well known citizens succumb to illness. - Both were born in Ohio and lived most of life here.

Death called twice in Union City during the early morning hours today.

The first to pass away was Charles Cline, who was admitted to the Union City hospital Friday, February 17, and whose death occurred this morning at twenty minutes past twelve o'clock, the cause of death being an infection.

Charles Cline was born at Troy, Ohio, in March, 1868, and he was seventy years of age at the time of his death. He was the son of Robert Cline, and he came to Union City when a young man and lived here the rest of his life. He was a teamster by occupation and drove teams for a number of employers, among the first being the Snell and Gist livery barn.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call. The funeral will take place from the Fraze funeral home Sunday at 3 p. m. conducted by Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick. Burial will take place in the Snell cemetery.

The survivors include one sister, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Toledo, O.; two half-brothers, Oscar Cline, of Bainbridge, O., and Lew Cline, Marion, Ind.

The second death to occur in our city was that of Joseph Bushaw, who died this morning at twenty-five minutes after three o'clock at his family home, 401 South street. He had been ill for several years and his condition became serious Sunday.

Joseph Bushaw, or "Joe" as he was familiarly known to his friends, was the son of Joseph and Margaret Bushaw, and the father was born in Germany.

He was born in Mercer County, O., Feb. 20, 1863, and he came to Union City with his folks when he was a boy. He was married April 21, 1908, at Portland, Ind., to Miss Effie LeValley, who with one foster daughter, Betty Bushaw, survive him. He was a brick mason by trade and he was a member of the First Methodist church. He was well thought of and many friends will regret to learn of his death.

The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral Home from where it will be returned to the Bushaw home on South street, where friends may call. The funeral will take place from the residence Sunday, February 26 at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, February 24, 1939

Victor G. Snook dies at Eureka, Kansas

Word was received yesterday from Kansas of the death of Victor G. Snook, aged 60 years, formerly a Union City boy.

Mr. Snook left here 45 years ago to make his home in the West, and lived at Topeka, Kans., for several years, after which he purchased a large farm near Eureka, Kans., where he resided until his death, caused by a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Cora T. Spencer, of Kansas, and a son, Raymond Snook, who lives in Topeka.

The deceased was a brother of Fred Snook, and Mrs. Annie Bennett of this city.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, February 24, 1939

Old Citizen - John P. Schmidt, father of Al of the Smith & Teaford garage passes away. - He had lived in Union City for the past sixty years.

John P. Schmidt, a well known retired Union City business man and father of Albert Schmidt, of the Smith & Teaford garage, passed away at his home in the East portion of the city. He had been ill for two weeks and his condition became serious Wednesday. In spite of all that could be done he never rallied and he died this morning at forty-five minutes past three o'clock.

John Phillip Schmidt was born seventy-seven years ago and he came to Union City about sixty years ago. When a young man he was married to Miss Mary Slagle, who preceded her husband to the better world nineteen years ago.

Mr. Schmidt was formerly among our well known business men and for several years conducted a very successful meat market on South Columbia street, known as the South Side meat market. He sold out to Mr. Ruff and went to a farm south of North Salem where he followed farming for three years, after which he with his family moved back to Union City, and for the rest of his life he lived a retired life. He was a Christian man and a member of the Lutheran church. He was formerly also a member of the Redmen's lodge, and a good citizen who was esteemed and respected by his fellow citizens.

He was survived by three sons and one daughter, Wm. Schmidt, Indianapolis; Albert Schmidt, of Smith & Teaford garage; Henry H. Schmidt, of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Mrs. Fredericka Schmidt Reish, wife of Earl Reish, of Rockford, Ohio; eleven grandchildren. Also two brothers Louis Schmidt and Charles Schmidt, both of Union City, and one sister Mrs. Ott Basey, of Indianapolis.

The body was taken to the Morris funeral home from where it will be returned to the late home of the deceased and where friends may call. The funeral services will be held at the home of the son of the deceased on East Elm street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Interment in the City Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 27, 1939

Veteran Printer dies at Greenville.

Greenville, Ohio --- Frank H. Jobes, 77, manager of the Jobes and Son printing and publishing firm here for 50 years, died at 4 a. m. Thursday in his apartment above the printing shop on Martin street. He had been ill several months.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was past president of the Greenville Kiwanis club. Surviving are one son, Harold; three brothers, George, Lawrence and Clarence, all of Greenville, and two grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at the M. E. church at 2 p. m. Saturday.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Sept. 11, 1861 in Palestine, Darke Co., OH. His parents were Dr. John A. and Almena Hecker Jobes. He was a widower but his wife was Florence Mae Riffle. He was buried in Greenville Cemetery beside his wife.)

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, February 27, 1939

Steps In - Does the angel of death and takes Miss Emma Sparks. - Was the popular Darke County demonstration agent.

Greenville, Ohio --- Miss Emma Sparks, Darke county home demonstration agent for the past 13 years and well known throughout this vicinity, died Monday morning while visiting at the home of a sister, in Ohlman, Ill.

A heart ailment was given as the cause of death. Miss Sparks had been in failing health for some time prior to leaving this city, but it was not until she arrived at her sister's home that her condition became critical.

She was a native of Illinois, and had served on extension staffs in both Illinois and Iowa before accepting the Darke county position. Miss Sparks had been engaged to farm extension work for more than 20 years.

One of the sponsors of the Darke County Women's chorus she always was actively and prominently identified with farming circles in the county. Taking part in many demonstration projects gave her a wide acquaintance and friendship among rural and city residents.

Details of funeral services: Word from relatives at Ohlman indicated rites will be conducted there. The body probably will be returned here for interment.

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