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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, March 2, 1939

Mrs. Richter Dies.

Mrs. Attillia Jane Richter, 85, passed away at her home in Winchester, Ind., yesterday morning after an illness of over four years.

She was formerly a resident of this city and a step-mother of Clara D. and Nettie B. Richter of this city.

The funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Fraze Funeral home in Winchester, Ind., in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment in the Maxwell cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 6, 1939

Resident - Of Union City for a great number of years was Nicholas Latz. - Funeral services will take place Tuesday.

Nicholas Latz, 68 years old, retired railroad employee, died Friday evening at his home near Winchester, Ind. following a brief illness. A resident of this community for many years, he formerly was track foreman and later agent for the Dayton & Muncie Traction company. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and the Woodmen's lodge. The body has been removed to the Fraze Funeral home in this city, where friends may call until time for services. Rites will be conducted at 9 a. m. Tuesday in St. Mary's church, with Rev. Fr. T. J. Hammes officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Hilda Taylor, Adeline, Mary Frances, and Edna, all of Indianapolis; one son, Walter, also of Indianapolis; two sisters, Elizabeth and Barbara, both of Chicago, and three brothers, Frank and Peter, both of Logansport and William of Houston, Tex.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 6, 1939

Death Steps In - Mrs. R. A. Wilson dies of pneumonia at her home in Cleveland, O. - Was the sister of H. D. Fitzgerald of this city.

Greenville, Ohio --- Mrs. Catherine Wilson, wife of Robert A. Wilson and daughter of the late Dr. W. T. Fitzgerald, former U. S. congressman, died of pneumonia Thursday evening at her home in Lakewood, Cleveland suburb.

Her father's death occurred here Jan. 13. Mrs. Wilson was a graduate of the Greenville High school, and later attended Miami university at Oxford. She was a member of the Greenville Presbyterian church.

The body arrive here Saturday evening and was taken to the Fitzgerald residence, 432 West Fourth street. Funeral services will be conducted there Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. C. L. Plymate of Dayton in charge. Interment will be at the Greenville cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two sons, Jack and Lee; one daughter, Nancy; her mother; three sisters, Mrs. Robert M. Graham of Akron, Mrs. Maude Sharp, dean of women at Bowling Green university at Bowling Green, Ohio, and Mrs. Roy Mong of this city, and a brother, H. D. Fitzgerald of Union City.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 6, 1939

Proves Fatal - Mrs. Tabitha Harris passes away at her home. - Suffered a paralytic stroke last Thursday.

Mrs. Tabitha A. Harris, 73 years old, wife of James M. Harris, died Saturday morning following an attack of paralysis Thursday night at her home three and a half miles north of here on the Indiana-Ohio state line. She was a lifelong resident of this community. Last rites were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Morris Funeral home, with Rev. Carl G. Adams officiating. Interment in the Hoover cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Hummel of this city, and several brothers.

Later March 14 Obituary -- Tabitha A. Smith, daughter of John and Elizabeth Smith, was born in Mississinewa Township, Darke County, Ohio, northeast of Union City, on April 10th, 1865, and closed her life of rarest beauty and devotion at her home north of Union City on March 4, 1939, having reached the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 24 days.

Her early life was spent upon the farm. She received her schooling at the old Egypt district school which stood near her home.

On October 16, 1904, she was happily united in marriage with James M. Harris who survives her. Their married life was like a long, bright day unmarked by cloud or shadow, except the cloud of ill health. On November 19, 1907, there was born to them a son who died in infancy and who was buried in the Hoover Cemetery south of Union City where the devoted mother now sleeps beside him.

From the birth of this son Mrs. Harris was a constant sufferer until her death, yet she never murmured or complained. She was always cheerful, hopeful, optimistic, always looking for the silver lining of the cloud, the sunlight following the storm.

To know Mrs. Harris was to love her. She had a multitude of friends, and no enemies. In sickness, death, or other need she never failed to lend a helping hand. She counted no day worthy of remembrance except for deeds of mercy, kindness, helpfulness, and love. For many years she was a godmother to her younger brothers and sisters. Nine years ago her nephew, Clarence Runyan, his wife, and his daughter Marie, came to live in the Harris home. A year later a son, Billy Gene Runyan, was born there. Mrs. Harris was a mother to this family and they became much attached to her during the three years of residence there.

Besides the husband there survive two brothers, Israel and Thaddeus Smith, of Union City, and a sister, Mrs. Eunice Hummel, of Union City. Other relatives and a countless number of warm, true friends share in the sorrow occasioned by the passing of this noble woman.

In her teens she took up the shield and put on the armor for Jesus, her Savior, and was a faithful Christian until the last. She was first a member of the Methodist Church or Raper Chapel near her home, and in 1927 she became a member of the Methodist Church at Union City. She lived a truly religious life day by day and year by year, making her religion the dominating element in her life. Under all conditions and circumstances, through days of suffering and ill health, she remained, by profession and practice, the unwavering follower of the Man of Galilee.

She made a brave, determined fight for life; yet to her, death was not an object of fear, but only a gate to endless happiness and joy. With the firm, abiding faith that she would see her Pilot "face to face," and be again with those "whom she had loved long since and lost awhile," she went peacefully from earth, like the sinking of a bright star into the more brilliant dawn of a brighter, fairer day.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1939

Funeral - For the Greenville, O. boy killed by a baseball. - Will take place Wednesday and was accidental.

Greenville, Ohio --- Last rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Turpen McKnight Funeral home here for 13 year old Robert Siberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Siberry, who was killed instantly Sunday afternoon when struck in the temple with a baseball.

Young Siberry was at bat during a game of scrub baseball when the ball, pitched by Paul Yost, 15 years old, struck him. Physicians who were called immediately by Mrs. Esther Pearson, who lives near by the Ballenger Recreation park, where the accident took place found the boy dead.

Later, County Coroner L. M. Brumbaugh pronounced death due to an accident. Interment will probably be at the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1939

Long Illness - Precedes the death of Henry Kress who died this morning. - He had lived here for the past twenty or twenty-five years.

Henry Kress who was the father of a large family of children succumbed to a long illness. He had been ill for the past two years at his home in West Union. He was taken to the Union City hospital last Sunday but he failed to rally and passed away at the time stated.

Henry Kress was a well-known farmer and he followed that vocation nearly all of his life retiring from active work some ten years ago. For the past 20 or 25 years he had resided at West Union. Mrs. Kress died about four years ago.

Mr. Kress was the father of a large family of children all of whom are living as follows: Arlie Kress, Anderson, Ind.; Jess Kress, Parker City; Mrs. Marvin McFarland, of near Ridgeville, Ind.; Mrs. Irma Tobin, of Parker City; Chester Kress, Winchester; Ben Kress, Union City; Mrs. A. C. Allie, Travers City, Mich.; Mrs. Dorothy Welch of near Harrisville. There are also a number of grandchildren and two brothers.

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

(The funeral took place from the Fraze Funeral Home, Thursday at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth. Burial in the New Lisbon Cemetery.)

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1939

At Rest - Mrs. Jess Potter passes peacefully away at home of her son. - She was the mother of James Potter, well known mail carrier.

Another one of our well known and highly esteemed women, has answered the last call. Mrs. Jess Potter, mother of James Potter, one of our well known city mail carriers, closed her eyes in the sleep that knows no awakening, this morning at fifteen minutes past three o'clock, after an illness of about three weeks. She passed away at the home of her son James Potter, 501 West Pearl street, where she had resided since the death of her husband, Jess Potter, three years ago, and where she had every care and attention.

Mrs. Lulu Potter was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Meter and she was born Sept. 25, 1873, in Washington County, Ind. Here she grew up and attended school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Jesse Potter. She resided in Union City the greater part of her life. She was a devout Christian woman and a lifelong member of the First Methodist church, and during her years of health took an active part in church work. She was a woman of pleasant disposition and many friends will regret to learn of her passing.

She is survived by the son, and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Potter, and two grandchildren, Julia Ann Potter and Jack Potter. Also two brothers, James Van Meter, Washington County, Ind., and Schuyler Van Meter, Mount Clare, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. Cora Reschar, Mitchell, Ind.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the James Potter home, 501 West Pearl street, where friends may call. The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Methodist church, and the body will be taken to the church one hour before the service which will be conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams. Burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1939

Good Woman - Mrs. Ethel Shockley passes away at Winchester, Indiana. - She had been ill for only a week.

Winchester, Ind. --- Mrs. Ethel Shockley, 60, a lifelong resident of this city, died this afternoon at the Randolph County Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Shockley was an employee of the Wenger Book Store here and was taken ill about a week ago while on duty at the store. She had returned a few days prior from a two weeks' visit in Florida. She is survived by one son, Harry, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Davis, the mother Mrs. Emma Hall, and one sister, Mrs. William Beals, all of Winchester. Two other sisters who survive are Mrs. Frank Jones and Mrs. K. A. Hamra, both of Milwaukee, and three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Clark, Maynard and Potter funeral home and will be removed to the residence, 512 West Franklin street, at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Church of which she was a member, in charge of the Rev. Herbert Boase. The time will be announced later. The book store will be closed until after the services.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1939

Died --- Mrs. Carl J. Adams has received word of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Emma Current, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Luzadder in Redkey, Ind., Sunday at 8:30 p. m. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Methodist church in Redkey with Rev. Morris in charge. Interment will be in the Redkey cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, March 8, 1939

Long Life - Mrs. Catherine McClaskey passes away at the age of 79. - She had resided in this Township most of her life.

Mrs. Catherine McClaskey, widow of Charles McClaskey, a well known transfer man of this city, died this morning at five minutes after nine o'clock at the family home, 117 East Chestnut street. She had been ill for some time and her condition became serious January 2. The cause of death being an attack of angina pectoris.

Mrs. McClaskey was the daughter of Sebastian and Anna Hummel, and she was born in Dayton, O., Dec. 14, 1859.

She came to Darke County, Ohio, when quite young and she attended the Jackson, Ohio township school.

She was married to Charles McClaskey on January 6th 1880. The husband died some years ago.

Mrs. McClaskey was a good Christian woman and a devout member of the Methodist church. She was also an active member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

The survivors include one daughter, Miss Maude McClaskey, a teacher in the Havana, Ill. schools and one son, Frank McClaskey, of Dayton, Ohio, also one brother, Joseph Hummel, of St. Henry, Ohio. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home, from where it will be returned to the McClaskey home on Chestnut street Thursday.

The funeral will take place from the First Methodist church Friday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Carl G. Adams. Burial will take place in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, March 10, 1939

David Gaskill - Prominent Greenville, Ohio citizen is dead. - Had been prominent in civic affairs all his life.

Greenville, Ohio --- David L. Gaskill, 76 years old, local attorney and former utility head here, died Thursday afternoon of a long illness at his home, 303 East Third street.

He served as president of the Greenville Electric Light company, which he founded in 1895, until 1927 when the firm was sold to the United Public Utilities company. Mr. Gaskill was also one of the founders of the Ohio Electrical association, which later became the National Electric association.

Born at Troy he moved to this city in 1880 and a year later was admitted to the bar. He was prominent in civic affairs, and helped obtain the Carnegie donation for the local library. Since 1907 he had been a member of Miami university's Board of Trustees, and at the time of his death was president.

Mr. Gaskill was a thirty-third degree Mason, having received the honor in 1920. The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight Funeral home where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

He is survived by the widow Mary; one son, David of Cleveland and three daughters, Mrs. Wallace Prugh and Helen, both of Dayton and Mrs. Glenn Evans of Greenville.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 13, 1939

Pioneer Gone - Anthony Almonrode passes away after a three-weeks illness. - Was born in this county and lived here all of his life.

Another one of our native born pioneer residents was called by death and he passed away after a three weeks illness following a stroke Sunday, March 12 at 20 minutes past 12 o'clock.

Anthony R. Almonrode was born in White River township on the old Almonrode farm two miles south of Saratoga, July 25, 1852. He attended the old number 1 school and he adopted farming as his vocation and which he followed all of his life. He was the son of Alexander and Delia Pierce Almonrode. He was married to Rhoda Dickhover and the couple resided on the old home place until a few years ago when Mr. Almonrode moved to the home of his daughter Mrs. Charles Graft near Saratoga where he resided the rest of his life.

He was a good Christian and a member of the M. E. church and held the position of trustee of the church. He was well-thought-of in the community and proved himself a highly successful farmer. He will be sadly missed and many will mourn his death.

The survivors include two sons, H. A. Almonrode, Griswold, Ia., and Charles A. Almonrode, Rural Route 4, Winchester and one daughter Mrs. Hettie A. Graft, Saratoga. Also one brother Luther Almonrode, Greensburg, Ind. and one sister Mrs. Sarah Barber, Pensacola, Fla. Also six grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home from where it was returned to the home in Saratoga where friends may call.

The funeral will take place Tuesday March 14, from the M. E. church in Saratoga conducted by Rev. H. T. Miller. The pallbearers will be Ed Bowsman, Harry Arthur, Mel Warren, Everett Coggeshall, and Aaron Negly. The burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 13, 1939

Claud R. Adams, 61, Farmland Insurance man dies suddenly.

Farmland, Ind. --- Claud R. Adams, 61, farmer and insurance agent, died of a heart attack at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at his home north of Farmland.

Survivors are the widow, one daughter Mrs. Paul C. Inman of Farmland and one son, Marvin Adams at home; five brothers, Orville Adams, Wayne O. Adams, Vern A. Adams and Avrie Adams, all of Muncie, and Lester Adams of Richmond, and two sisters, Mrs. Claude Stephens of Emporia, Kans., and Miss Zella Adams of Greencastle.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Farmland Friends Church, the Rev. George Addington, assisted by the Rev. F. P. Chant, officiating. Burial will be in the New Dayton Cemetery.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home and will be returned to the residence Monday morning.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 13, 1939

Former Union City resident dies at Lima, Ohio.

George Hill, Sr. was notified Sunday that his brother, Ben F. Hill, who resided at Lima, Ohio, the past forty years, had died and Mr. Hill will leave tomorrow morning for that city. The funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday. Ben F. Hill as a young man worked in the express office here going to Lima, where he was connected with the express company for many years. Mr. Hill is survived by a daughter, son and several grandchildren.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1939

Youth Called - Paul Edward Howell died following appendix operation. - He was the son of Mrs. Gertrude Howell, 541 Walnut Street East Side.

Mrs. Gertrude Howell, of 541 Walnut street, East Side, is having more than her share of misfortunes. Two years ago, her husband, Wm. Thomas Howell, was claimed by death and her young son Paul Edward Howell, has been taken by the angel of death.

He was sick only a very short time. Friday moon he came home from the Kemper furniture factory, where he was working and ate dinner. He returned to work but after an hour found himself feeling too bad to continue, and he returned home. He grew rapidly worse and while everything possible was done for him including an emergency operation for a bursted appendix, all proved of no avail and he passed away Monday night at twenty minutes to 10 o'clock.

Paul Edward Howell was born in Union City, March 1, 1917, and he was the son of William Thomas and Gertrude Wisner Howell. He was a bright lad well liked and attended the East Side school up to his junior year and about two years ago he began working at the Kemper Furniture factory, a place he held with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers up to the time of his death.

He is survived by the sorrow stricken mother, five brothers and two sisters, as follows: Lewis, Warren and Charles Howell at home; Robert Howell, Dayton; and John Howell, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mabelle and Margaret Howell at home. The father as stated died about two years ago.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call up to the funeral hour. The funeral services will take place from the Free Methodist church Thursday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. B. R. Lake. The burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 14, 1939

A Sad Death - Miss Louise Hueber, passes away at Dayton, Ohio. - She lived in Union City for a number of years.

Word has come to this city of the death of Miss Louise Hueber, 74, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, Monday.

She was born in this city and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Hueber. She had been ill for some time.

The funeral services will be held in Dayton, O., Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock (E.S.T.) and the remains will be brought to this city for interment in the city cemetery.

She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Thomas and George Hueber and Mrs. G. A. Rosenbush of this city; Mrs. E. B. Harris and Henry Hueber, of Dayton, O.; and Mrs. E. A. Bern, of Milan, Ind.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Mustered Out - Comrade Jacob Fisher succumbs after 10 days illness. - He was next to the last Civil War veteran of this City.

Union City today mourns the passing of her last but one civil war veteran, Jacob Fisher, who succumbed last evening, Tuesday, March 14, at ten minutes to 6 o'clock. He became gravely ill ten days ago and while needless to say everything possible was done for him, owing to his great age, 92, he was unable to rally and he passed quietly and peacefully to the tenting ground "Over There," where he will join the many comrades who have passed on before until now there is only one civil war veteran left in this city, Jake's" old comrade friend and neighbor David Moist, and so far as known here the latter may be the only civil ware veteran remaining in Randolph county.

Jacob Fisher, better known to his friends and to his comrades in the stirring times of the civil war as "Jake" was born October 6, 1846, in a log cabin, for which his father felled the trees and which he built, and which had the familiar stick chimney. The cabin was located on what was known as the Old Mangas farm in Jackson township, Ind. He was the son of Samuel and Polly Stone Fisher. Here he grew up and attended the old Number 5 or Warren school, which stood on the ground now occupied by the Jackson, Ind. Centralized school. He worked on the farm until he was 17 years old, when he heard his country's call and enlisted as a Union soldier in the Civil war, at Richmond, Ind., in the 53rd Indiana Infantry, Co. H. He enlisted, April 7, 1863. He went with his company to Virginia and was all through the Atlanta campaign. He was in many engagements, but while he was slightly wounded a number of times, he escaped serious wounds and he was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 22, 1865.

He came home and worked on his father's farm and on October 26, 1867 was married to Elizabeth Hoke, who preceded him in death in February, 1931. While still a young man, he with his family moved to Union City in March 1880 where he was employed quite some time at the Union City Carriage Works. Then about 30 years ago he took up the profession of optometry, which profession he followed for some 28 years, retiring from active practice 12 years ago, since which time he lived a retired life, in the comfortable home 734 North Howard street, where he resided the last 43 years of his life. He was a staunch Democrat in politics and a devout member of the First Christian church. Needless to say, he was an interesting addition to any company he cared to join and he was always welcome, for his friends were legion.

He is survived by one daughter, Miss Emma Fisher at home, and two grandsons James Jacob Fisher and William Franklin Fisher who reside on the Fisher farm north of Union City. One son Alpha Fisher, died Feb. 18, 1937 and one son Charles died in infancy. Comrade Fisher was the last surviving member of his family.

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

The funeral will take place from the First Christian church Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Word has been received here from Muncie, Ind. of the death at the home of a nephew in that city of Jerry Sheahan, who died Monday at 11 a. m. He made his home with his sister Mrs. J. W. Elliott. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Sheahan and formerly lived in this city, moving from here to Muncie about 40 years ago. He is survived by his sister and one brother James Sheahan. The funeral took place today at 11 a. m. from the home of the sister.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 20, 1939

Impact Fatal - George M. Miller struck by a car last year died last night. - He formerly lived on the East Side of Union City, Ohio.

George M. Miller, 79, passed away at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an accident in which Miller was struck by an automobile on the streets of Dayton. The accident happened Dec. 26, 1936 and he was taken to the hospital. He never recovered and the end came as stated.

George M. Miller was formerly a well known citizen of Union City, Ohio where he resided for many years. He left Union City last August for Dayton to make his home with his son and daughter in the Gem City. The first Mrs. Miller died some 12 years ago and he is survived by the present Mrs. Miller, formerly Miss Wickersham.

Also survived by one son Charles Miller of Dayton and six daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Reck, Mrs. Clara Landis, Dayton; Miss Mary Miller at home in Dayton; Mrs. Ethel Glenn and Mrs. Iris Andrews, Union City; and Mrs. Lulu Ketler, Boston Harbor, Mich. There are 39 grandchildren, also four brothers and two sisters, Ben Miller, Palestine, O.; Ott Miller, Brooklin, Mich.; Ervin Miller, Greenville, O., and Nelson Miller, Ansonia, O.; Mrs. Tina Heck, Brooklin, Mich. and Mrs. Emma Harter, Greenville, O.

The funeral will be held from the Free Methodist Church in Union City, O. and the arrangements will be in charge of the Fraze Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Rev. Hygma and the interment will take place in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 20, 1939

Charles Pierson dead.

Friends may call at the Doan & Son Funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening to see the body of Charles Pierson, who died recenty at his home in Mercedes, Tex., where he had resided for the past 10 years. Mr. Pierson was a citrus fruit grower.

He lived in Richmond for 20 years and was in the hardware business with Clem Hardy. He moved fom here ti Monticello and then to Texas. He was a member of the Methodist church and Masonic lodge.

Survivors include the widow Addie; two sons, Carl of Monticello and Frank of Ontario, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Ina Brown of Union City. Frank Tillson of this city is a nephew.

Burial will be in Earlham cemetery and will be private. - Richmond Item.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 20, 1939

Died --- Mrs. Carl Derr, of this city, has received word of the death of her father, William Riegel, at Greenville, O., Sunday night. He is the brother of Bert Riegel, of the Gulf Filling Staion of this city, and Mrs. Maude Creviston, of this city. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[A later editions gave the name as William L. Reigle, 68, prominent Greenville township farmer who died Sunday evening of apopplexy at his home will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in the Teegarden cemetery.][Rev. Earl Lantz preached the funeral at the home southeast of Greenville.]

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 20, 1939

Died --- Mrs. Ida Roe, 67, passed away at her home near Ridgeville, Ind., Sunday night, after a two year illness.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1939

Joins Mate - Mrs. Mary E. Jenkins succumbs to an attack of influenza. - For many years she was a resident of Union City, Ohio.

Mrs. Mary E. Jenkins, widow of Henry Jenkins, passed away this morning at half past nine o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Benjamin Riggs a short distance west of the Jackson, O. school.

Mrs. Jenkins had visited in Union City last week and she became ill with an attack of flu a few days ago. She became rapidly worse and never rallied.

Mrs. Jenkins was born in Ohio where she attended school and when she arrived at young womanhood she was married to Henry Jenkins, a well known transfer man of this city, and for many years they resided on the East Side. After the husband's death in 1915, Mrs. Jenkins went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Riggs, at Jackson, Ohio. She also resided a part of the time with her son-in-law, James Mangas, of honored memory, at the Mangas home on West Oak street.

Mrs. Jenkins was born in September, 1849, and had she lived until next September she would have reached the age of ninety years. She was a faithful member of the First Christian church, and during her years of health, was very active in church work.

She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Riggs, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Another daughter, Mrs. Ida Jenkins Mangas, wife of James Mangas, passed away in 1925.

The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Ben Holroyd. Interment in the City cemetery, in charge of the Brooks Funeral Service.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1939

Ora W. Gasell - Former Sheriff of Darke County is dead. - Served as Sheriff for a number of years.

Greenville, Ohio --- Ora W. Gasell, 78 years old, Greenville street commissioner who resigned six months ago because of ill health, died Monday afternoon of complication at the Wayne hospital.

Mr. Gasell, a native of Potsdam, came to this city from Arcanum, where he conducted a coal business for several years. While living there he was elected Darke county sheriff in 1915, and moved to this city.

Well known throughout Greenville and Darke county, Mr. Gasell was prominently identified in political and civic affairs. He was a charter member of the Arcanum Knights of Pythias lodge, and a member of the Greenville Liars club. He resided at 309 Gray Avenue.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (E.S.T.) in the Miller Funeral home with Rev. J. B. Henry officiating. Interment will be at the Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. Tuesday.

He is survived by the widow Ida; one son, Fred of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Minnich of Greenville, and Mrs. G. W. Post of Chicago; two grandchildren, Marilyn Minnich of this city and George W. Post, Jr., of Chicago and one brother, Lewis of Dayton.

(Miller Funeral Home records gives his full name as Orian William Gasell and his birth as Nov. 13, 1860. Both of his parents were born in Witterberg, Germany; George F. Gasell and Catherine Shaffer. Burial date given as March 24th.)

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1939

Lived Here - Mrs. Evelyn Moore passes away at her Bethel, Ind. home. - She was formerly Mrs. Mack Constable, wife of the auctioneer.

Mrs. Evelyn Moore died this morning at half-past twelve o'clock, at her home in Bethel, Ind., after an illness of several months. In an accident she sustained a broken hip and she was brought to the Union City hospital, where she was placed in a plaster cast and she was returned to her home in Bethel, Ind., February, 22nd.

Mrs. Moore was the daughter of Rev. Levi and Sarah Harlan and she was born in Jay county, in Madison township, June 16, 1869. She attended the Madison school and when quite a young girl she was married to Mack Constable, in his day a famous auctioneer. Mr. and Mrs. Constable resided on the old home place for a number of years and then came to Union City to reside. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Constable moved to Bethel, Ind. where she was later married to Clem Moore, who died some years ago.

The survivors include one son, Thurman Constable, and one grandson Claude Constable. Also one sister, Mrs. John Mangas of Indianapolis, Ind., and one brother J. A. Harlan, Richmond, Ind.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Christian church. She was a good Christian and during her years of health, was active in church work and always ready to do her part. Many friends here and in Bethel will mourn her going.

The body was taken to the Brooks Funeral home in this city from where it will be returned to the late home of the departed in Bethel this afternoon at 4 o'clock and where friends may call.

The funeral services will take place from the home, Friday at 2 p. m. conducted by Rev. Nelson Cole, of Indianapolis, Ind. Burial in the Bethel cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Wednesday, March 22, 1939

Jacob Haney dies. --- Jacob Haney, 85, passed away yesterday afternoon at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Edward Dotson, 342 Walnut street, East Side, after an illness of several months. The funeral services will be held at the Fisher Funeral home in Ansonia, O., next Saturday at 2 p. m. (E.S.T.)

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home records state that he was born Jan. 21, 1854 in New Harrison, Ohio. His father was Samuel Haney and his mother is not identified. His spouse was named Jane Blakely. He was buried in the Holsapple Cemetery, Darke Co., Ohio.)

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, March 22, 1939

Former Modoc woman is dead at Richmond.

Modoc, Ind. --- Mrs. Elnora Petro, 73, former Modoc resident and widow of B. H. Petro, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Courtney, in Richmmond. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Edwards, Mrs. Ada Swain and Mrs. Saddie Rash, all of Richmond, and two sons, Noah of Portland and Charles of Columbus, O.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Modoc U. B. Church and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, March 23, 1939

Guard Called - Cecil Robert Mendenhall crosses great divide this morning. - He was born on the East Side and member of National Guard.

Cecil Robert Mendenhall, son of Russel L. and Gladys Warren Mendenhall, died this morning at 15 minutes past 2 o'clock at the family home in New Pittsburg, Randolph County, Ind. after several months of illness.

He was afflicted with Brights disease and was taking insulin when it became necessary to inoculate him against typhoid fever causing the insulin treatment to be suspended for a short time. This with the shock he received in an auto wreck proved to be too much for the young man.

Cecil Robert Mendenhall was born in Union City, Ohio Feb. 23, 1920 and he was therefore 19 years of age at the time of death.

He resided on the East Side for some years, until his folks moved to New Pittsburg, and he attended the Jackson, Ind. school until his sophomore year when he was forced to stop owing to ill health.

He was a member of the National Guards at Portland, Ind. He moved to Jackson township some years ago with his folks and he had lived at New Pittsburg the past year.

Besides the parents, he is survived by five brothers and three sisters, as follows: Harold F., Russel L., Jr., Earl C., Cletus G., Charles F.; sisters, Madeline M., Margaret Ellen, and Virginia L. One brother died, when young.

The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon, March 25th and the time and place will be announced later. The body was taken to the Fraze Funeral home to be prepared for burial.

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Union City Evening Times, Friday, March 24, 1939

Loses Sister - Rev. Theo J. Hammes receives sad message from St. Francis, Wis. - Miss Marie Hammes, 45, was know as Sister Vidilia.

Rev. Theodore J. Hammes of St. Mary's church this morning received the sad message announcing the death of his sister who was known as Sister Vidilia and who was in private life was Miss Marie Hammes.

Sister Vidilia was well-known here in Union City, as she visited here on several occasions. Her last visit was on the occasion of the celebration of her brother, Rev. Theo. Hammes' Twenty-fifth or Silver Jubilee in the priesthood, June 20, 1937.

On that occasion she was accompanied by three Sisters from the Sisterhood of St. Agnes, whose mother house is in Fon du Lac, Wis., and it was a great occasion for the church.

Miss Marie Hammes, or as better known, Sister Vidilia, was born in Paris, Wis., June 3, 1893, and she was the sixth child of a family of fifteen children, ten of whom are living, and seven of whom are in religious activity, two priests and five are Nuns.

Miss Hammes, attended the parochial and public schools at St. Mary's Academy in St. Frances and she was a graduate of Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wis.

Sister Vidilia, was a member of The Sisters of St. Frances, Milwaukee, Wis., where she was on duty as Mistress of Novices or Candidates for the Sister Community. Sister Vidilial served twenty-two years in the Community, and her work was outstanding.

Rev. Father Hammes will leave Sunday to attend the funeral which will take place from St. Frances church.

Mr. Hammes, the father died some years ago, and Sister is survived by her mother Mrs. Mary Hammes, four brothers and six sisters. Rev. Hammes has the sympathy, not only of his church, but the entire community in the loss of his sister.

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Union City Evening Times, Monday, March 27, 1939

Mrs. Arwilda Wall dies at Winchester.

Winchester, Ind. --- Mrs. Arwilda Wall, 69, died at her home here Sunday morning. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Puckett of near here, Mrs. Nellie Johnson of California, and Mrs. Clocw Phasis of Milwaukee, and a son, John Wall of Flint, Mich. The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

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Union City Evening Times, Tuesday, March 28, 1939

Died --- Mrs. P. G. Marshall has received word of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pye, which occurred at her home in Mount Vernon yesterday after an illness of two years. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall will attend the funeral which will take place tomorrow afternoon from the home.

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Union City Evening Times, Thursday, March 30, 1939

To An End - Comes the life's work of Charles W. Harker. - Who died this morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. Albert DeLong.

Charles Harker, 84, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Albert DeLong, at 5 o'clock this morning after an illness for some time.

He is survived by the following children, his wife Rebecca having passed away Aug. 26, 1934, Mrs. Wesley Smith, McKinley Harker and Frank Harker of Portland, Ind. and Mrs. Albert DeLong of this city and Mrs. Henry Grile of Muncie, Ind. He leaves 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Jennie Lutz of Michigan, Mrs. Alice Cunningham and Mrs. Della McFarland of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Emma James of Denver, Col., and Mrs. Steve Whipple of Portland, Ind. There are three brothers and sisters deceased.

The remains were taken to the Williamson and Son Funeral home at Portland, Ind. and prepared for the funeral today.

The remains will be taken to the home of his son Frank Harker, 811 West Walnut street in Portland, Ind. The funeral services will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. from the Methodist church in Portland, Ind., Rev. F. J. Wichersham will officiate. Interment in the Deerfield cemetery.

(This ends the Evening Times which consolidated with the Gazette on April 1, 1939. I have no copies of the newspaper for the month of April.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 1, 1939

Mrs. Cora Stephens, former Union City resident, is dead.

Word has been received by relatives in Union City of the death early Sunday morning of Mrs. Cora Stephens, 72, widow of Levi Stephens, former resident of Union City. Mrs. Stephens died at the home of a son, George Stephens, in Arcanum, O., following an illness of more than one year.

No funeral arrangements had been made Sunday night, although it was believed that the body would be returned to Union City for burial. Mr. Stephens (her late husband) was interred in the Union City cemetery.

(An article on the following day states that the funeral was to be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Arcanum United Brethren church, with Rev. G. W. Duckwell officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery, where the casket will be opened and short service held.

Death resulted from a complication of diseases. She had been ill for three years and had been in failing health for five years.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. George Shatto, of near Sidney, O.; Mrs. Victor Taylor, of Sidney; George Stephens and C. I. Stephens, of Arcanum, O.; J. J. Stephens, of Weslaco, Texas; T. E. Stephens, of Edinburg, Texas; Homer Stephens, of Santa Rosa, Texas; Levi Stephens, of Sidney, and Frank Stephens, of Balboa, Panama, Canal Zone; one brother George Baker, nine grandchildren, one niece, Mrs. Edward Keppler, of Hamilton, O., and other relatives.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 1, 1939

Former County resident dies. - Edward Conyers, 62, expires in hospital at Peru.

Edward Conyers, 62, died in the Peru hospital at 7 o'clock last night following a week's illness. He was reared in the Huntsville community and at one time was a merchant in Modoc and taught music in the West River township schools, but had lived in Peru for the past several years.

Surviving are the widow, Rosa; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Stocksdale; three sons, Philip, George and David, and three brothers, O. T. Conyers of Huntsville, Thomas Conyers of Huntington and Fred Conyers of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at Peru at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body will then be returned to the Buena Vista cemetery where brief services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after which burial will be made in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 1, 1939

Hugh Koontz dies suddenly. - Crowell Co. Sales Manager was ill only few hours.

Hugh J. Koontz, 42, former resident of Union City, died at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie at 3 a. m. Sunday from a heart attack which he suffered in his apartment in the Roberts hotel in Muncie, at 7:30 Saturday evening.

He had been in Union City visiting relatives earlier in the day Saturday and became ill soon after his return to Muncie.

Hugh Koontz was born, reared and educated in Union City, and for years he assisted his father, John B. Koontz, in the furniture business. For the past six years he had been salesmanager for the Crowell Publishing company, working chiefly in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. He was a member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church.

Surviving besides his wife, Margaret, are one son, Jack, of Muncie; his father, John B. Koontz, and one brother, C. C. Koontz, both of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Parker, of Dayton, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Fr. T. J. Hammes officiating. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery, north of Union City.

The remains will be taken from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City about noon today to the John B. Koontz resident, 408 North Plum street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 2, 1939

Harry E. Ankrom dies in Muncie; Funeral is today.

Muncie, Ind., May 1. --- Harry Ellsworth Ankrom, 49, of 318 North Madison street, died at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning at Ball Memorial hospital following a three weeks' illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Mekes mortuary and burial will be made in Mooreland cemetery.

Mr. Ankrom came to Muncie from Mooreland twenty-seven years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edra Vanera White and one son, Gordon Ankrom, both of Muncie; the father, John H. Ankrom of Mooreland; five brothers, Walter Ankrom of Illinois, Emmet and Cleo Ankrom, both of Mooreland, Benjamin Ankrom of New Castle, and Herschel Ankrom of New Lisbon; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Lake ande Mrs. Ina Healton, both of Muncie, Mrs. Eva Morris of New Castle, Mrs. Harold Ling of Spiceland, Mrs. Gladys McCollum of Losantville, and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 2, 1939

Former resident expires in Muncie.

Mrs. John Fink, 62, former resident of Winchester and vicinity, died Monday morning at her home in Muncie. She is survived by the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Green of Winchester, and two sons, Henry of Muncie and Jack at home. A sister Mrs. C. L. Stuck of Marion, and one brother Norman McFarland of Kokomo.

At one time Mrs. Fink lived near Saratoga.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Heart Attack proves fatal. - Charles E. Huffman, expires at home southwest of Ridgeville.

Charles E. Huffman, 68, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home 5 miles southwest of Ridgeville Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the widow; five children, Victor Huffman of Winchester, William Huffman of near Ridgeville, Everett Huffman of Elkhart, Ohio, Mrs. Addie Miller of Farmland and Kenneth Huffman of near Winchester; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Olive Branch church in charge of Rev. George Addington. The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparations and returned to the home Tuesday evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Brown Twp. woman dies. - Amspaugh funeral will be conducted Friday.

Mrs. Susan C. Amspaugh, wife of Daniel F. Amspaugh, well known Brown township, Darke county farmer, died at 9:50 a. m. Tuesday at her home five miles east of Union City following a lingering illness. She would have celebrated her sixty ninth birthday today.

Besides the husband, eight children survive. Two of the children, Daniel, Jr., and Mrs. Gladys Brewer, reside in Greenville. The latter is the wife of Foster Brewer, Darke county treasurer.

The other children are: Dallas Amspaugh, Rossburg rural route; Wilford Amspaugh, Versailles rural route 2; Mrs. Floyd Smiley, and Mrs. Edward Applegate, both of Union City rural route 2; Mrs. Roy Peterson, Greenville rural route 2, and Mrs. Joseph Ruebush, Ansonia.

There also are 15 grandchildren; two brothers, George Zeller, Pitsburg, Ohio, and John Zeller, Rossburg rural route, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hand, Bellefontaine; Mrs. Mary Van Scoyk, Greenville rural route and Mrs. Delmonte Bollinger, of Gordon, O.

Mrs. Amspaugh was the daughter of the late Cyrus Keller. She was born in Mississinawa township May 3, 1870 and had been a lifelong resident of Darke county.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) Friday at the Teegarden church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records gives her name as Susan Catherine Amspaugh and her husband's name as Daniel Frederick Amspaugh. Her mother was Mary Ann Jenkinson who was born in Darke Co. Her father was born in Germantown, Ohio.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Aurelius funeral largely attended.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence on North Howard street, Union City, for J. W. Aurelius, a resident of this city for the past 38 years. Mr. Aurelius was active and in good health until three weeks prior to his death, which occurred early Friday morning. Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, officiated, delivering a brief but forceful sermon. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.

The following persons from out-of-town attended the services: Mrs. D. J. Harris, Marcus Aurelius, S. J. Aurelius, and H. S. Aurelius, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Walker, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Charles E. Reed, of Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. George Brahm and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Evans, of Richmond; Rev. and Mrs. True Haddock, of Tipton; Mr. Wray, of Berne; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wright, of Fountain City; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kimm, W. E. Price, Tom Williams, Ralph Swallow, Percy Barefoot, Mr. and Mrs. John Hand and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hand, all of Muncie, and D. R. Stephens, of Longmont, Col.

Pallbearers included Wilbur Price, W. E. Price, Elmer Kerr, Philip Twigg, Roy Haber and James Hook.

(Obituary published May 4, 1939 - Exerts - Born in Wales May 27, 1854, Mr. Aurelius came to this country in 1872 on a visit and decided to remain. He was a member of the Union City Masonic Lodge for over 40 years. He was connected with the Knapp Supply company, now of Muncie but formerly a Union City concern. About three years ago he retired from business. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Reed Aurelius; two daughters, Mrs. Wesley Hand of Muncie, and Mrs. D. Ross Stephens, of Longmont, Col., a grandson, John Hand of Muncie, and a number of nephews and nieces resident in Chicago and Cleveland also survive.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Former County resident takes his life at his home in Muncie.

In ill health for the past several months, David B. Smith, 61, died in Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie last night at 6:15 o'clock, two hours after he had shot himself in the head with a shotgun at his home at West Eleventh street, Muncie.

Mr. Smith was born near Bryant February 22, 1878 and formerly lived in the vicinity of Mt. Zion in Randolph county. The body was taken to the Meeks funeral home where late last night no funeral arrangements had been made.

Mr. Smith's first wife was Loretta Way Green of Randolph county, now a resident of Winchester.

Surviving are six children, Gladys Cade of Muncie, Rosa Toll of New Castle, Barbara Flick of Eaton, Floyd Smith and Ruth Detro of Winchester and John Smith of near Winchester; the widow, Claudia Smith, of Muncie; two sisters, Cora Hartranft of Muncie and Mary West of Indianapolis and a brother Oscar Smith, of Muncie.

The deceased had lived in Delaware county and Muncie for the last 20 or 25 years where before his illness, caused by a stroke, he was an employee of the Muncie Products as machinist and iron worker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 4, 1939

H. L. Robinson dies suddenly - Cerebral Hemorrhage fatal to Union City resident.

Harry L. Robinson, 72, resident of Union City for the past eight and one-half years, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 4:35 a. m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. H. Davis, 636 West Division street. He had been ill with influenza since December, but died five hours following the hemorrhage.

Mr. Robinson was born in Sunbury, O. December 9, 1865, where he attended school. He was married to Carrie Horn in Columbus, O., in 1925. He had been previously married, his first wife being deceased. Mr. Robinson was a retired broker, having conducted his business in Columbus, O.

Surviving besides the widow, Carrie, of Columbus, are one daughter, Mrs. G. R. Davis, Union City, and two granddaughters, Jane Davis, student in Indiana University, and Marion Davis of Union City. One son, Royal LaRue, died at the age of seven years.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. (CST) in the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 5, 1939

Linus Ullom passes away. - Albany insurance salesman expires at Ball Memorial Hospital.

Linus Ulllom, 51, of Albany, died at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie Wednesday at 6 p. m. Survivors are the wife, a daughter, Miss Elsie Ullom, at home, the mother, Mrs. Adelia Ullom, north of Farmland, a brother, Alvea Ullom, of Farmland and a sister Mrs. Clova Wright, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence in Albany Saturday at 10 a. m., in charge of Rev. George Addington. Interment will be in Strong cemetery there.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland, and from there to the Albany residence Thursday afternoon. Friends may call there.

Mr. Ullom has been an insurance salesman in Albany for 30 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1939

Gideon Warren taken by death. - Millgrove farmer suffers fatal heart attack; funeral Sunday.

Gideon Warren, 77, died Thursday afternoon from a heart attack suffered while he was sitting in a chair at his home west of Millgrove. He had been in failing health for two months but only critically ill since Wednesday evening.

He was born June 10, 1861 near Union City in Randolph county, the son of William and Fannie (Lamar) Warren. A farmer by occupation, he had lived in the Millgrove vicinity for fifty years and was a member of the Millgrove M. E. church.

His widow, Lula Westfall whom he married September 18, 1885, survives with two children, Golda, wife of Willis Michael, southwest of Dunkirk and Floyd Warren of Winchester and four grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased. Three brothers, Webster of Andrews, Frank of LaFontaine and Elmer of Marlon, survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Millgrove M. E. church with Rev. True S. Haddock of Tipton, former pastor officiating. Burial will be made in the Black cemetery near Albany. The body was removed from the Baxter and Markin funeral home at Hartford City to the residence Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1939

Sophia Timme passes away. - Stroke proves fatal to Union City woman.

Sophia A. Timme, 80, died at the home of her son, Paul R. Timme, at 1:20 this morning. She had been ill about a month and seriously for several days, death being due to a stroke.

Surviving are the son, Paul R. and a granddaughter, Marilyn Mae. The husband died in 1924.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparations and will be returned to the home of the son Sunday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Lutheran church in charge of Rev. H. A. Barth, pastor. Interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery at Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1939

Wife of New Weston Postmaster is dead.

Mrs. Ida M. Gilbert, 67, wife of John W. Gilbert, postmaster at New Weston, died at 10 a. m. Thursday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, after a short illness. She had undergone a major operation last Saturday.

The Gilbert family came to Darke county 12 years ago from Urbana, O.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the New Weston M. E. church with Rev. Noble Schlecty officiating. Burial will be at New Weston.

Besides the husband, eight children survive. They are: Earnest, Andrew and Wesley Gilbert, of Dayton; Mrs. Naomi Moomaw, also of Dayton; John E. Gilbert, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Bernice Snary, of Vaughnsville, O., and Glenn and Ruth, at home.

There are also nine grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1939

Young mother dies Sunday. - Mrs. Jesse Hinkle expires at home east of Saratoga.

Mrs. Jesse Hinkle, 38, died at her home two and one-half miles east of Saratoga at 5 o'clock Yesterday afternoon following an extended illness.

The deceased was born in Blackford county the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holdcraft. Before her marriage she was Lenna Luella Holdcraft.

Surviving are two children at home; six brothers, Ernest, Ralph and Guy Holdcraft, all of Muncie, Russell and Wayne of near Redkey and Jay Holdcraft of Gaston; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Carry of Muncie and Mable Holdcraft of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Saratoga U. B. church, of which she was a member, in charge of Rev. D. R. Luske, pastor. Interment will probably be made in the Lisbon cemetery. The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City for burial preparations and will be taken home today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1939

Spanish War Vet expires in Muncie; related in County.

Muncie, Ind., May 7 --- Burton Brooks, 64, Spanish-American War veteran, died at 12:30 o'clock Saturday morning at his home, 1311 Kirby avenue, after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Delaware county. Mr. Brooks was a member of the Parrish Martin camp.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gertrude Brooks; a stepson, Howell Marshall of Muncie; one step-daughter, Mrs. Carman Gibson of this city; the father, John Brooks of Parker; two sisters, Mrs. Will Reynolds of Macedonia and Mrs. Ethel Snyder of Lynn, and a half-brother, Lloyd Brooks of Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at Union Chapel church, south of Windsor, Rev. Mr. Jones, pastor of the First Brethren church in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1939

Winchester woman is killed in wreck - Husband may die of injuries - Car driven by son skids at Fountain City and crashes into tree.

Ella May Brenner, 73, wife of A. J. Brenner, of Winchester was instantly killed in an automobile accident at Fountain City, about 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening, and her husband, aged 76 years, is in a critical condition in the Randolph county hospital.

Death was due to a broken neck. Mr. Brenner sustained a fractured skull and is suffering from shock. His recovery is regarded as doubtful.

Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Brenner, also of Winchester, received minor injuries and, after being treated at the hospital, were dismissed.

The accident occurred when the automobile Will Brenner was driving skidded on the wet pavement in Fountain City and crashed into a tree, the impact caving in the right side of the machine. The rear end of the car, according to reports, was backed up to the steps of a nearby house.

The body of Mrs. Brenner and her son, Will, were brought to Winchester in the Clark and Maynard ambulance. A. J. Brenner and Mrs. Will Brenner were brought to the hospital in the Earl Smith ambulance of Fountain City. The accident occurred about three doors from the Smith mortuary.

Surviving Mrs. Brenner are two sons, Will and Dr. Ivan E. Brenner, and a grandson, Dr. A. M. Brenner, all of Winchester.

The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home.

It was recalled last night that Mrs. C. J. Roe, of near Winchester, was killed just south of Fountain City last January.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1939

Former Union City East Side teacher dies in Dayton, O.

Funeral services for Miss Nettie Purcell, retired school teacher, of Dayton, O., who died Friday morning at the Good Samaritan hospital following a brief illness, will be conducted at 10 a. m. today in the R. J. Worst Funeral home in Dayton, with Rev. Temple J. Barcafer officiating. Burial will be made at noon in the Union City cemetery.

Miss Purcell, who was born and reared in Union City and who was a teacher in the Union City East Side school for several years, taught a number of years in the Dayton schools prior to her retirement. While in Union City she made her home on East Main street. In Dayton, her home was at 512 West Fourth street.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myra Suma and Mrs. Nora Hoover, of Dayton; one niece and one nephew in Detroit, Mich., and an uncle in Crown Point. Miss Purcell was graduated with the class of 1891 from the East Side high school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1939

Mary Tawney passes away - Broken hip proves fatal at home of daughter on county line.

Portland, Ind., May 7 --- Mary Elizabeth Tawney died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Jessie Bentz on the Jay-Randolph county line. Death resulted from a broken hip suffered last Wednesday as well as infirmities of age.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, December 18, 1859, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann (Koss) Miller, being 88 years, 1 month, and 18 days of age at the time of her death. She was married January 16, 1881 to P. R. Tawney, who died December 21, 1921. She had lived in Jay county since 1871 and had taught school for a number of years.

Surviving are three sons, George L. Tawney of Lawrenceville, Ill., Dr. Posy I. Tawney of Portland, Gregory and Fred Tawney of Green township; one daughter, Caroline, wife of Jesse Bentz, at whose home she died; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparation and taken to the home of the daughter Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Boundary Reformed church in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry, pastor. Interment will be made in the Boundary cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 9, 1939

Double funeral for Winchester couple Wednesday morning. - Andrew J. Brenner follows wife in death Monday.

Double funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning for Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Brenner, victims of an automobile accident in Fountain City Sunday evening.

Mr. Brenner died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 2:50 o'clock Monday morning, about nine hours after the wife was instantly killed when the car in which they were riding skidded and crashed into a tree.

Last rites for the elderly couple will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the residence, 213 South East street, Winchester, in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be made in Fountain Park cemetery.

The bodies will be removed from the Clark and Maynard funeral home to the residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Brenner were known prominently in Winchester and Randolph county, and both were prominent members of the Methodist church, where the former was a member of the choir. Both were born in Rensselaer, Mr. Brenner for ten years operated the Randolph hotel in Winchester and for five years was steward at the Columbia club in Indianapolis.

The couple is survived by two sons, Will H., former owner and manager of the Cozy theater, and Dr. Ivan E. Brenner of Winchester. Dr. Andrew M. Brenner is a grandson.

Ella May Brenner, 73, is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hugh Constable of Rensselaer, Mrs. Lonnie Smart of Morocco, Ind., and Mrs. Bert Belout of Rochester, Mich. Andrew J. Brenner, 74, is also survived by a stepmother, Mrs. Martha Brenner of Ocean Beach, Cal., and a brother James E. Brenner, of Palo Alto, Cal.

Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Brenner, other occupants of the car which the former was driving were reported yesterday as recovering from their severe but not serious injuries. After being treated at the hospital Sunday night, they were released.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 9, 1939

Death claims John W. Cory - Lingering illness fatal to retired farmer at Losantville.

John W. Cory, 75, a retired farmer, died at his home in Losantville at 6:45 o'clock Monday night after a lingering illness.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence today.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Losantville M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. John Hartup. Interment will be in the Little Creek cemetery.

Surviving are three children, Frank of Hagerstown, Charles and Lola Cory at home; one sister, Mary Barr of Losantville, and one brother, ?? Cory of Mooreland.

(A later newspaper article announced that burial would be in the West Lawn cemetery instead of in the Little Creek cemetery as previously announced.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 9, 1939

Union City native dies in Dayton; Funeral at Otterbein today.

Funeral services for William Huff, 76, native of Union City and former Darke county school teacher, whose death occurred at 4:30 a. m. Sunday at the Dayton state hospital, are to be held at 10 a. m. today at the Otterbein United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Huff had been a patient at the Dayton hospital since 1913. One brother, G. F. Huff, of San Diego, Calif., is the only immediate survivor.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1939

Despondency blamed for Smith suicide; death instantaneous.

Despondency caused by failing health is believed to have caused Norman (Poogen) Smith, 33, to shoot and kill himself at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday at his farm home near the Poplar Grove Church, three miles southeast of Union City.

L. N. Brumbaugh, Darke county, Ohio, coroner reported Monday that Smith held a 12 gauge shotgun against his left side. The charge ripped open a gaping wound, causing instantaneous death.

For the past few days, Smith, who lived on the farm with a brother, Orval, had been staying with a sister, Mrs. A. L. Collins, on the Fox Pike near Hillgrove. Tuesday morning he asked Mrs. Collins to accompany him on a trip to his home to obtain additional wearing apparel. She consented.

Mr. Collins also accompanied them and they reached the Smith place shortly after 9 a. m. As the young farmer entered the residence, Collins walked down to the barn. Mrs. Collins remained in the automobile.

It was only a few seconds until she heard a shot and rushing into the residence found her brother's body lying on the floor of a summer kitchen.

The deceased, who was well known in Union City, was a Darke county native. His father was the late John Smith. Most of his life had been spent in the Coletown and Hillgrove communities.

He had been unemployed for several weeks, relatives stated, and that fact was believed to have contributed to his despondency.

Immediate survivors include two brothers and four sisters. They are, Orval, of Greenville; Vernon, of Dayton; Mrs. Zella Minnich, of West Alexandria, O.; Mrs. Basil Teaford, Coletown; Mrs. Neil Mathews, of Dayton, and Mrs. A. L. Collins, of near Hillgrove.

The body was removed to a Greenville mortuary for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

(A later newspaper article stated that the funeral services were to be conducted on Thursday at the Coletown Christian church. Burial to be made in the Greenville cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1939

B. T. Clayton passes away. - In ill health two years, man is claimed by death in Richmond.

Boyce T. Clayton, 57, of near Farmland, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Richmond State hospital. He had been in failing health for two years.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Rachel Clayton of near Farmland; one brother, Rolland, two sisters, Mrs. Marvin Thornburg of near Farmland and Mrs. Florence Power of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maxville church in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland and will be taken to the home of the mother at 3 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1939

Aged woman passes away. - Della Gettinger expires at home north of Union City.

Della Gettinger died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home six miles north of Union City.

The deceased was born January 22, 1865, in Montgomery county, Ohio the daughter of Simpson and Debora (Baggs) Swallow, being 74 years, 3 months and 17 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage April 8, 1882 to Daniel Gettinger, who died in 1926. She was the last of a family of eight children.

Surviving are a son, Omer Gettinger, and a daughter, Lizzie, wife of Russell Brock, both of north of Union City. One granddaughter and one great grandson also survive. One son preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Williamson & Sons funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations and will lie in state there until Thursday when it will be removed to the late residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon art 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Hill church, east of Salem, in charge of Rev. John Watson. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

(A later newspaper article announced that the funeral services were changed to the Lisbon church with the burial to take place in the Lisbon cemetery The Pleasant Hill church was being remodeled at the time.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1939

Died --- Word has been received by friends in Union City of the death last week of Harry L. Snyder at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mr. Snyder was for many years a telegraph operator on the Pennsylvania railroad and later was travelling secretary for the president of the Union-Pacific railway. He married Cora Luce, of Fletcher, O., who survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder visited Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Gist and other friends in and near Union City last June.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1939

Andrew Rose passes away. - Retired farmer passes away at home in New Weston, Ohio.

Andrew Davidson Rose, 77, retired farmer, died Tuesday noon at his home in New Weston, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the New Weston U. B. church of which he was a member. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate and burial will be made in the Holsapple cemetery east of New Weston.

Mr. Rose was married March 30, 1886, to Ella Dilworth, who survives. They had resided in New Weston since 1927, moving there from Rossburg.

Other survivors are the children, W. D. Rose, of New Weston; Ira B. Rose of Union City; Anelia Miller, of Bradford, O.;; Mrs. Lottie Amrine, of Columbus, O.; Claud Rose, of Union City; Mrs. Olive Mullin, of Union City; Othel D. Rose, of Detroit, Mich.; James C. Rose, of Rossburg, O., and Charles E. Rose, of Union City; four sisters, Mrs. Nattie Houdeschell, of Piqua; Lydia Packler, of Van Wert; Mrs. Rebecca Jenkins, of Castine, and Jemine Supinger, of Covington; two brothers, Jake Rose, of Savona; Charles Rose, of Ansonia. Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.

He was a member of the Junior O. U. A. M. The May funeral home in Fort Recovery is in charge of the arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1939

Death claims aged woman. - Linnie McGalliard, 81, dies Wednesday morning at daughter's home.

Mrs. Linnie McGalliard, 81, widow of Charles McGalliard, died at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Klinck, six miles northwest of Winchester.

Survivors are two daughter, Lola Klinck, at whose home she died, and Mrs.; Ina Farrell, of Lynwood, Cal.; one son, Thomas, of Muncie; two sister, Drs. Ida Hartman and Drs. Elizabeth Helmer, of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Charles, Robert and Rosemary Klinck, of near Winchester, and one great grandchild, Patty Anne Klinck.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris, pastor of the Main Street Church of Christ. Interment will be made in the Casstown cemetery near Troy, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1939

Palmer Smith dies at Albany. - Father of Ridgeville woman to be buried Friday morning.

Palmer F. Smith, 77, is dead at his home in Albany, where he had resided for the past fifty two years. Death resulted Tuesday from a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Methodist church with burial in the Albany cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Idell Smith, four sons, Frank of Muncie, Wilbur of Portland and David and James of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Duttrop of Ridgeville and Mrs. Virgil Black of Muncie; a step-son, George Conduitt of Albany and a brother, Sell Smith of Dublin.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1939

Peritonitis fatal to baby Tuesday.

Harry Smith, Jr., seven-week old child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday night at 8:05 o'clock. Death was due to Peritonitis. The child had been ill one week.

Surviving other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Krick, of Weaver's Station and Mrs. Barbara Smith, of Greenville, Ohio. The body was taken to the home of the grandparents at Weaver's Station.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST). Interment will be in the State Line cemetery north of Union City.

(Miller Funeral Home records gives the child's birth as March 21, 1939, born in Winchester. The mother's full maiden name was Geraldine Esther Krick who was born at Weaver's Station. Harry Smith, Sr. was born in Darke Co., O.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1939

Mrs. Betty Ann Downing is dead. - Heart attack fatal as she sits in chair at farm home.

A heart attack suffered by Mrs. Betty Ann Downing, 69, as she sat in a chair at her home six miles northwest of Bryant, caused her death Wednesday night at 11:30 o'clock. Although she had been ill for some time, her condition had not been considered critical.

Mrs. Downing was born in Randolph county September 21, 1869, the daughter of Perry and Louisa Willis. In 1900 she was married to David Downing, who survives. A nephew, Leo Willis, has resided in the Downing home since a small boy. Mrs. Downing was the last of her immediate family, two brothers and three sisters having preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sardinia church west of Bryant. Rev. George Vanderburg of near Winchester will officiate. Burial will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery.

The body will be removed to the residence from the Metzner funeral home this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1939

William H. Johns succumbs to heart attack. - Funeral services will be held Saturday.

William H. Johns, 63 year-old county farmer, died Thursday at 4:15 p. m. of complications resulting from a heart condition, at his residence on the Charles Simmons farm, one mile northwest of Union City. He had been in ill health for several months.

Mr. Johns was born the son of Robert and Mary Ann Wright Johns, near Sidney, O., where he attended school as a youth. He was united in marriage with Miss Clara Thompson in Muncie in 1902. He was a member of the Union City Methodist Episcopal church and the Odd Fellows lodge. He came to the Union City community thirty years ago.

Surviving, besides the widow, Clara, are three children, Mrs. Helen Reitenour, of near New Pittsburg; Ruth and Eugene Johns, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Barr, of Dayton; Mrs. Ellen Donaldson, of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. William Donahoo, of Alexandria.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church with Rev. Carl Adams officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence this afternoon from the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1939

Death claims Julia Daggett. - Funeral in Union City 2:30 Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Julia Ann Daggett, 77, died at 2 p. m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. V. Douge, 514 Will street, Winchester, where she had been visiting for the past several months. Death was attributed jointly to a fall in January and an attack of apoplexy suffered last Sunday night.

Mrs. Daggett, the widow of Benjamin W. Daggett, had lived since 1900, two miles west of Union City where she moved from Sabina, O. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include two sons, Olin and Leo Daggett, of west of Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Frank H. Miller, of Union City; Mrs. M. V. Douge, of Winchester; Mrs. Gus L. King, of Torrence, Calif.; and Mrs. Jack McGee, of Oakland, Cal. Eight grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2;30 P. M. Saturday in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Leo McKinley, of Winchester, officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester from where it will be returned to the Douge residence, Friday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1939

Harve Powell dead; victim of stroke.

Harve L. Powell, 59, an active grain dealer in Greenville and Darke county for nearly 40 years, died suddenly at 11 a. m. Thursday at Union City hospital from the effects of a paralytic stroke.

Powell, who lived at 243 Sweitzer street, Greenville, was stricken ill early Wednesday evening while visiting in the Morris funeral service in Union City. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but never rallied.

A son of the late Isaac Powell, he was born at Beamsville and had spent his entire life in Darke county.

He leaves a widow, Leona; five daughters, Mary and Helen, at home; Monroe Powell, of Hamilton, O.; Mrs. Ralph Wiebusch, Greenville, and Mrs. Harold Spencer, Redkey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 13, 1939

Darke Co. native dies at daughter's home in Columbus.

Frank Harding, 86, retired blacksmith of Palestine, O., died Thursday at 11 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Manuel in Columbus, O.

A native of Darke county, he had lived there most of his life and was educated in the Palestine schools. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Coble Saler, Palestine; Mrs. Everett Hoover, of Columbus; Mrs. Robert Manuel, of Columbus, and Lowell Harding, at home, and two brothers, Silas Harding, of Redkey, and John Harding, of Bethel. Ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) today in the Universalist church at Palestine, O., with Rev. Frank Royce officiating. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

The body which was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, will be returned to the residence in Palestine today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 13, 1939

Dr. F. R. Davenport dies in hospital.

Fountain City, Ind., May 12 --- Dr. Frank R. Davenport, 65 years old, retired physician, died at the Reid Memorial hospital, Thursday morning. He resided in Williamsburg with his mother, Mrs. Catherine Miller who survives.

Dr. Davenport formerly practiced at Liberty, Ind.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in the Methodist church in Williamsburg with Rev. Donald Jennings, in charge. Burial will be made at Liberty.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1939

Circus bandsman buried Tuesday.

Fountain City, Ind., May 16 --- Claude McGilliard, 74 years old, a resident of Fountain City, died Sunday morning at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, following an illness of five weeks.

He was born in Kankakee, Ill., January 6, 1865, but had resided in Fountain City most of his life. He was a musician and played in circus bands, including Ringling Bros., for many years.

Funeral services were held today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1939

Death claims Mary Blackaby. - Aged Ridgeville woman expires following long illness.

Mary J. Blackaby, 83, died at her home in Ridgeville about 10 o'clock Tuesday night. She had been in failing health several weeks and serious for the last four days.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lissie Patterson, of Ridgeville; one son, Wiley Blackaby, of Grand Haven, Mich. and one brother, E. E. Dailey of near Ridgeville.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held from the residence in Ridgeville. Rev. W. O. Power, pastor of the Ridgeville Methodist church officiated. Interment was made in the Ridgeville cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 18, 1939

Winchester native dies in California.

Word has been received here of the death in California of Chester G. Vestal, a native of Winchester, but for many years a resident of California. Death occurred on May 10, the result of a heart attack. Mr. Vestal was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Vestal, of Winchester. The father served for a period of years as the cashier of the Farmers and Merchants bank here.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Mamie Vestal; two brothers, Eugene G. Vestal, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Everett Vestal, of Washington, D. C., and one sister, Mrs. Frank Bristol, of San Pedro, Cal.

Funeral services were conducted in Los Angeles last Saturday morning with burial in Forest Lawn cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 19, 1939

Ex-resident dead.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Charles Strawbridge in Chicago Tuesday. Many years ago Mr. Strawbridge was a resident of Union City. Funeral services were conducted Thursday in Chicago. Surviving are two children and the widow. Mrs. Elsie Hission, of this city, is a cousin of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 20, 1939

Long illness proves fatal - Mrs. Oliver Creamer expires at home at North Salem.

Mrs. Oliver Creamer, 61, died at her home at North Salem Friday night at 10:15 o'clock of complications. She had been in poor health for the past two years and seriously ill seven weeks.

The deceased was born April 17, 1878 in Pike township, Jay county, the daughter of Thomas J. and Nancy Ann (Small) Davis. She was united in marriage April 29, 1894 to Oliver H. Creamer, who survives.

Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Raleigh Simmons of Winchester; three sons, Ed and Ben Creamer of Sturgis, Mich., and Russell Creamer of North Salem; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Wellinger of Muncie, Mrs. Frank Brown of Winchester, Mrs. John Birum of near Union City and Mrs. Charles Mattson of Indianapolis; two brothers, John Davis of northeast of Portland and Ray Davis of Ridgeville; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Reformed church at New Pittsburg in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry, pastor. Interment will be made in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home in Portland for burial preparations and will be returned to the late home this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1939

C. E. Pickett dies following long illness. - Services Tuesday in Union City for retired cooper.

Charles Edward Pickett, 70, retired cooper, died at the Union City hospital Saturday at 9 p. m. following several years of declining health and a month's serious illness from a heart condition. His home was on Central avenue, Union City.

Mr. Pickett was born and reared in this community, but had worked most of his 40 years at the cooper trade in Dayton, O., retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church in Dunkirk.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. E. G. Applegate, of Union City, Mrs. Kate Drury, of Selma, Kans., and Mrs. Charles M. Wolfe, of Dayton. Other survivors include four nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Union City United Brethren church Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Brooks funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1939

Wm. E. Croyle taken by death. - Pioneer harnessmaker of New Pittsburg to be buried Tuesday.

Portland, Ind., May 21 --- William Edward Croyle, 72, well known resident of New Pittsburg, died Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the family home from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, suffered Tuesday.

The deceased was born in Randolph county October 17, 1866, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Delauter) Croyle. He resided in New Pittsburg for 39 years where he was a harnessmaker. On October 17, 1889 he was married to Louisa Loach, who survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Imo, wife of William Wagner of Greenville, Ohio; one grandson William Edward Wagner; two brothers, John Croyle of New Pittsburg and Samuel Croyle of Toledo; two sisters, Mary Ann Welch of Winchester and Ella Wolfe of Upland, and one half-brother Lewis Croyle of Randolph county. Two brothers and one half-brother are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the New Pittsburg Reformed church with Rev. H. G. Perry, pastor, in charge. Interment will be made in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 23, 1939

Mrs. Brubaker is found dead. - Aged former resident of Portland stricken in Ridgeville home.

Mrs. Mary A. Brubaker, 80, former Portland resident, was found dead Monday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock at her home in Ridgeville by her nephew, Paul Jones. Her death comes as a shock to her many relatives and friends.

Mrs. Brubaker had not been feeling well for some time but her condition was not serious, she having been up and around her home Sunday. The body was found at the foot of the stairs by Jones when he called at the home to see how she was.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rathbum of Covington, Ind. and Mrs. Essie Lipschert of Winchester; one son, Ralph Brubaker of Wapakoneta, Ohio; six grandchildren, one great grand child; one sister, Mrs. Martha Jones of Ridgeville and one brother, W. A. Scherer of Minnesota. The husband, Abraham Brubaker is deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical church with Rev. Lemine Wright of Farmland in charge. Burial will be in the New Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1939

W. G. Hawkins passes away. - Long illness is fatal Thursday to man at home near Lynn.

William G. Hawkins, 72, died at 4:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home four miles north of Lynn. Death followed an illness of long duration.

Surviving are the widow, Dora, one daughter, Mrs. Iona Moore of Carlos, and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Ira Johnston, assisted by Rev. George Addington. Burial will be in the nearby cemetery.

Friends may call at the home after 6 o'clock tonight. The body was prepared for burial at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1939

James Sutton, county native, dies in Dayton. - Services for Jackson Twp. pioneer will be Saturday.

James B. Sutton, 82, native of Jackson township, Randolph count, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Kemp, in Dayton, Thursday at 3:30 a. m. following an illness of several months. He had gone to Dayton last August.

Mr. Sutton was one of 17 children born to Joseph H. and Martha Johnson Sutton, of whom none now survive. On December 25, 1884, he was married to Nettie D. Johson, who died in 1922. The marriage was performed at the old Johnson homestead at North Dayton, O., by Rev. B. F. Kemp. Before his marriage, he had been engaged in the shoe business for five years in Union City with his brother, Thomas C. Sutton. Most of his life was spent farming five miles west of Union City.

The deceased was a member of the Lisbon Christian church, farm bureau and for many years he served on the township advisory board. Politically, Mr. Sutton was a Democrat. He cast the deciding vote to bring about the Jackson township grade school, he and James W. Hindsley (who died 12 days ago at the age of 78, after spending his entire life on the farm only a few rods distant from the Sutton home) pushing the matter to a successful issue.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Thomas Monks, of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Leroy Kemp, of Dayton; Claude Sutton, of Valparaiso, and Ralph Sutton, of Dayton. There also survive seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Lisbon church, with Rev. R. S. Grubb, of Converse, officiating. Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz will sing. Burial will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body was returned to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1939

Long illness is fatal to Jesse Conrad. - Funeral services Sunday, 2 p. m., in Union City.

Jesse Conrad, 70, retired railroad fireman and former chief of the Union City East Side police, died at 1 p. m. Thursday in the Greenville, Ohio hospital from complications caused by an apoplectic stroke suffered three years ago. He made his home with a daughter, Mrs. William Harris, 621 East Main street, Union City.

Mr. Conrad was born in Hocking county, Ohio, August 18, 1868, and attended the Elroy school in that community. He came to the Union City vicinity 35 years ago. He was one of seven children born to David and Lucinda Rittgers Conrad. He was united in marriage with Martha Zech, now deceased, at Ansonia, Ohio, April 26, 1891.

Surviving are one son and one daughter, Lavern Conrad and Mrs. William Harris, both of Union City, and one brother and one sister, William Conrad and Mrs. Emma Armstrong, also of Union City. One daughter and two sons are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Harris residence, with Rev Holroyd officiating. Burial will be made in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home in Union City, Saturday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1939

Long illness proves fatal. - Mrs. Charles Rohlfing dies at her home in Dunkirk.

Mrs. Charles Rohlfing, elderly resident of Lincoln avenue, Dunkirk, died at her home last night at 8:45 o'clock following a lingering illness. She had lived in Dunkirk for the past several years and was a member of the St. Marys Catholic church at Dunkirk.

Surviving are the husband and 10 children, Sidney of Harford City; Charles of Benwyn, Ill., Russell of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs. Alma Rectanus of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Catherine Delk of Winchester and Mrs. Dale Phillips, Mrs. Helen McGarrett, Mrs. Roe Parker, Robert Rohlfing and George Rohlfing, all of Dunkirk.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, although the funeral will probably be held Monday. The James funeral home at Dunkirk is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1939

Howell funeral is held in Ansonia.

Funeral services for John H. Howell, 69, whose death Wednesday followed a lingering illness, were held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Fisher funeral home, Ansonia. Burial was made in the Brock cemetery.

Immediate survivors include a widow, Jennie, Ansonia, and four children. They are: Mrs. Dora Brown and Edwin Howell, Greenville, route 3; Mrs. Edna Hittle, Rossburg route 2, and Dewey Howell, Rossburg route 1.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia records give his birth as Sept. 16, 1869 in Reinbeck, Iowa. His widow's maiden name was Jennie Sells)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 29, 1939

Long illness proves fatal. - Loretta Sell expires at farm home near North Salem.

Loretta Catherine Sell died at her farm home one and one-half miles southeast of North Salem Saturday evening at 4 o'clock following a year's illness of heart trouble and complications. She had been seriously ill for the past four weeks. She died on the farm on which she was born and spent her entire life on this farm with the exception of a few years.

The deceased was born August 24, 1855 in Jackson township, Randolph county, the daughter of Henry and Saraiah Smith Handechy, being 83 years, 9 months and 3 days of age at the time of her death. On November 11, 1876 she was united in marriage to George W. Sell, who died December 19, 1934.

Surviving children are Jennie, wife of John Bothast and Minnie, wife of Howard Smith, both of Muncie, Theodore of Saratoga, Sarah, wife of Lewis Kessler of Ilwaco, Wash., Virgil of near North Salem and Mrs. Mattie Cline of northwest of Union City. One sister, Mrs. Amanda Money, of Jackson township, Randolph county, 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren also survive. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lisbon church in charge of Rev. John Watson. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery. The Williamson and Sons funeral home of Portland are in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 29, 1939

Death claims Allie Billiter - Long illness is fatal to Winchester man Saturday night.

Allie Billiter, 52, of Winchester, died in the Randolph County hospital Saturday night at 11 o'clock, death following a long illness.

Surviving are the wife, Cora; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Wages of Gas City, and Mrs. Don Haines of Winchester; four sons, Ed, Cleo and Frank, all of Winchester, and Charles of Mount Pleasant and one nephew, Albert Hill of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Russell Castle, of Saratoga. Burial will be in the Riteneour cemetery, near Ridgeville.

The body will be returned from the Clark & Maynard funeral home this morning at 10 o'clock to the residence, 869 North West street, Winchester, where friends may call.

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