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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 1, 1939

Father of six kills himself. - Jay County farmer ends his life with shotgun.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 31. --- Lloyd Leroy Sanders, 34 year old Jackson township farmer, shot himself below the heart with a shotgun at his home three and a half miles west of Bloomfield at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning and died 20 minutes later just as Dr. M. M. Moran, summoned by telephone from Portland, arrived at the residence.

The young farmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Sanders of 1012 West Walnut street, Portland, and the father of six children, ranging from 14 to 3 years of age, had not been in good health in recent months and is said to have several times threatened to take his life.

While part of the family was at breakfast Tuesday morning and the older children were preparing to go to school, Sanders went into the bedroom unnoticed. Taking his 12-guage shotgun he seated himself on the edge of the bed and using a curved stove poker to push the trigger, sent a load of shot into his chest.

Dr. George L. Perry, deputy coroner, conducted an inquest at the farm home Tuesday morning and rendered a verdict of "suicide due to despondency." Dr. Perry said Sanders had left no note explaining his act.

Sanders was born in Greene township January 24, 1905. He was married September 3, 1924, to Lenora Whetstone of north of Portland, who survives him with their six children, Elden Ray, Ricard Leon, Lloyd Jr.; Bonnie Jean, Morman J., and Francis Duane. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Drost of Alpena, Mich., and Miss Maxine Sanders of Portland.

The body was returned to the Jackson township home Tuesday evening from the Baird funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be conducted Thursday afternoon from the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. Glenn Bryan. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery west of Bryant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 1, 1939

Mrs. Lem Austin, 60, dies at Winchester hospital Tuesday.

Heart trouble, aggravated by an automobile accident which took the life of her husband, Lem, 64, Sunday night, took the life of Addie Austin, 60, at 5:10 p. m. yesterday at the Randolph County hospital. The Austins lived six miles southeast of Winchester.

Mrs. Austin in the accident suffered several broken ribs and a crushed chest, but heart trouble with which she had been suffering, proved fatal.

Double funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Austin will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Rlland Marsh, of New Pittsburg, assisted by Rev. Ruben Walling, of Saratoga. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.

The bodies will remain at the Clark & Maynard funeral home until time for the last rites.

Mrs. Austin is survived by five children, Ralph, of Fountain City; Gale, of Muncie; Mildred Moser, of Michigan; Mabel Cox of Winchester, and Ruth Austin, at home.

Mrs. James Hollingsworth, of south of Winchester, is a sister.

Mrs. Austin was born in Randolph county, later moving to Adams county where she was reared.

The fatal accident occurred four miles east of Winchester on the Greenville pike as the car driven by Austin, drove onto the pike in the path of a westbound car.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 1, 1939

Ira S. Taylor dies at Lynn. - Retired mail carrier is claimed by death Tuesday morning.

Ira. S. Taylor, 84, former mail carrier died at 7:15 a. m. Tuesday at his home in Lynn, following an illness of a few weeks duration.

Surviving are three daughters, Carrie and Ethel, both at home, and Elva Myers, of Arba; three sons, Charles, of near Losantville; Perry of New Lebanon, Ohio, and Ben H., of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Leo, of Winchester, and Frank, of Jacksontown, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Scott, of Markle, assisted by Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body has been removed to the home from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn. Friends are invited to call anytime prior to the last rites.

Mr. Taylor was born near Spartanburg in 1855 and spent his entire life in Randolph county. In March of 1905, he became a mail carrier at Crete. In 1918 being transferred to Lynn, where he carried three years.

His wife, Emma, died 14 years ago. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary September 10, 1923.

Mr. Taylor was a member of the Spartanburg Christian church and the Masonic and I. O. O. F. lodges of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 1, 1939

Hartford City business man heart victim. - Clyde Strait, 57, dies unexpectedly at his home.

Hartford City, Ind., October 31. --- Clyde Strait, age fifty-seven, prominent in state manufacturing business and fraternal circles, died unexpectedly at his home here today of heart disease. A resident of Blackford county since he was eight years old, he taught school in early life and for a time was on the staff of the state board of accounts. He was a member of the board of Indiana Chamber of Commerce and of the Boys' School at Plainfield.

Mr. Strait was an official of the Overhead Door Corporation here, vice-president of the Citizens State bank, a member of the school board and had served four years as clerk of Blackford county. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Hartford City Rotary club and recently was elevated to the rank of a Thirty-Third degree Mason at a convention at Boston.

The widow, four brothers and a sister survive. Tentative funeral arrangements have been set for Thursday afternoon at the home.

Mrs. Charles Devers, North Columbia street, Union City, is a sister-in-law of the deceased. Mr. Strait had many friends and acquaintances in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 2, 1939

Randolph Co. native dies. - Services for James B. Arthur to be Saturday.

James B. Arthur, 78, native of Randolph county and a grocer in Saratoga for a great many years, died following an extended illness, at 3 p. m. Wednesday in the Randolph county hospital in Winchester. He had been in a critical condition in the hospital for the past two months.

Mr. Arthur was born in Union City the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur, now deceased. He had for many years, attended the Harrisville Christian church and was a member of the Golden Eagle lodge in Saratoga.

Surviving are the widow, Bessie; one son, Carl Arthur, of Brewer, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. G. M. Taylor, of Saratoga, and Mrs. Ossie Green, of Bluffton; one sister, Mrs. Frank Snyder, of Union City, and two brothers, John Arthur, of Detroit, Mich., and Ed Arthur, of Harrisville.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Saratoga Methodist church, with Rev. John Watson officiating, assisted by Rev. G. H. Miller. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence in Saratoga this afternoon from the Brooks funeral home in Union City. Friends may call at the residence until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 2, 1939

Union City woman receives word of step-father's death.

Word has been received in this city by Mrs. Alva McCarter of the death Tuesday night of Arthur J. Morgan, 65, at the Veteran's hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Morgan at one time lived for about one year in Union City where he was caretaker of the I. O. O. F. lodge hall.

Survivors include the widow, Sarah Elizabeth, of near Union City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mae Murphy, of New Madison, O., and Mrs. Alva McCarter, of Union City; three step-sons, two sisters and three brothers. The brothers and sisters live in Tacoma, Wash. Military funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church at New Madison, O., Friday at 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in the Green Mound cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 3, 1939

Archie Hunt passes away. - Farmer dies suddenly at home Northeast of Modoc.

Archie Hunt, 56, farmer, residing 3 miles northeast of Modoc, died very suddenly at his home yesterday evening about 7:30 o'clock.

He is survived by the widow, Nora, and a daughter, Nila May, at home.

The body was taken to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc and will be removed to the home this evening, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held from the Modoc Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will take place in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 6, 1939

Manuel Garringer claimed by death; funeral is today.

Manuel H. Garringer, 61, carpenter, died at his home, one mile north of Gillman, at 9:30 a. m. Saturday, after a short illness. He had been a resident of Delaware county for about 10 years and was a member of the local carpenters' union. He was a World war veteran and served overseas.

Surviving are the widow, Mable Hohnson Garringer; two brothers, Uriah Garringer, of near Muncie and John Garringer of Farmland; and two sisters, Mrs. Ray Clevenger of Muncie and Mrs. Robert Rohlfing of Dunkirk.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Maxville church, near Farmland at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 6, 1939

Blood clot blamed in woman's death.

Mrs. Mabel Marie Hipple, 30, wife of Stanford H. Hipple, Greenville, died suddenly at 2:30 p. m. Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following childbirth. Death has been attributed to a blood clot.

The Hipples had move to Greenville last December from a farm in the Ansonia vicinity.

Besides the husband, the deceased leaves a three year old son, Shirley Lee; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Trick, of Greenville, rural route; one brother, Harvey Trick, also of Greenville rural route, and five sisters, Mrs. Roll Hascher, Mrs. William Hipple, Mrs. Eugene Cook, and Mrs. Lawrence Roth, all of Greenville, and Mrs. Robert Unger, Greenville rural route.

Funeral services will be held at the Ansonia Christian church at 2 p. m. today with Rev. R. O. Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home, Greenville records state that she was born March 19, 1909 in Adams Twp., Darke Co., OH. Her parents were Raymond E. Trick and Ida Mae Martin.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 6, 1939

Louis Shaw dies; services Tuesday.

A complication of diseases from which he had suffered for more than a year, caused the death of Louis Shaw, 59, at his home, one-half mile east of Woodington. Shaw, an active farmer, was a native of Darke county.

He leaves a widow, Georgia; three sons, Cecil, of Versailles, and Robert and Gerald, both of Woodington; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Cross, Muncie, and Donna Shaw, at home; an aged father, Richard Shaw, who lives in Richland township, Darke count; one brother, Alfred Shaw, Woodington, and Three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Cole and Mrs. Earl Bachman, Greenville, and Mrs. Grace Walters, Woodington. There are also several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at the Woodington Christian church at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. John A. Stover officiating. Burial will be in the old Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 7, 1939

Daniel Lindley stroke victim. - Passes away at home near Lisbon after long illness.

Daniel Lindley, 77, died Monday at 5 a. m. at his home north of Lisbon in Randolph county as the result of a stroke suffered last May 12.

He was born March 22, 1862 in Randolph county, the son of Caleb and Margaret (Theurer) Lindley. On April 12, 1884 he was married to Minnie Gettinger who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William of Salamonia, and Henry of Union City; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Guy Lindley of Union City. Two sisters and one son are dead.

The body was taken to the Williamson and Sons funeral home to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the late home today. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill church at 2 o'clock with Rev. John Watson of near Union City, in charge. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 9, 1939

Aged woman passes away. - Mrs. Belle Starbuck dies at her home in Union City Wednesday.

Mrs. Belle Starbuck, 84, died at her home at 520 North Columbia street, Union City, at 6:25 p. m. Wednesday following an illness of three weeks. She had been seriously ill four days.

The deceased was born in Union City and attended the Union City schools. She is the widow of Louis Starbuck and returned to Union City five years ago to make her home after having spent the previous 30 years in Richmond. She was a member of the Quaker church of Richmond.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Carey Johnston of Union City and Mrs. Della Clure of Columbus, Ohio, and two grandchildren, Mrs. Edward W. Burr, Jr., of New York City and Lawrence M. Starbuck of Los Angeles. Three children, Fred, Caryle and Lawrence M. (blank - possibly meant to say are deceased.)

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Morris funeral service at 530 North Columbia street, Union City. Friends may call this evening and until the hour of the funeral to view the remains. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 13, 1939

Ridgeville Civil War veteran to be buried this afternoon. - Only Civil War vets in Randolph County; David Moist - Union City and John Eltzroth - Winchester.

Funeral services for Thomas Odle, 94, Civil war veteran who died at the Randolph county hospital in Winchester Friday, will be conducted this afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice Harlan, south of Ridgeville, at 1:30 o'clock.

Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

For the past three years Mr. Odle had made his home with his daughter, having been a resident of Ridgeville and community all his life.

Surviving other than the daughter at whose home he died are three sons, Elmer, Ned and Harry, all of near Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 13, 1939

R. O. Fraze funeral will be Tuesday at Ridgeville church.

Last rites for R. O. Fraze, 82, retired funeral director who died at his home in Ridgeville Friday evening, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Ridgeville Methodist church. Rev. W. O. Powers will officiate. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

Mr. Fraze had lived in the Ridgeville community all his life and established the Fraze funeral home, now known as the Middleton funeral home, 50 years ago. He retired from business about 10 years ago.

Mr. Fraze was always active in civic affairs and was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Elizabeth; a son, Ora, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and four daughters, Mrs. Warren Middleton of Ridgeville, Mrs. Von Gemmill of Bluffton and Misses Gertrude and Manilla Fraze at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 14, 1939

Union City Woman dies following long illness. - Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Schmidt Wednesday.

Mrs. Henry Schmidt, 68, died at her residence at the extreme north end of Union street, Union City, at 1:30 a. m. Monday following an extended illness.

Mrs. Schmidt came 25 years ago to Union City from Dayton , O., where she was born.

Survivors, besides the husband, Henry, are two sons, Henry Schmidt, Jr. and Walter Schmidt, last heard from when they resided in Dayton, whereabouts now unknown and one sister.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains at the funeral home from noon today until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 15, 1939

Relatives in Union City receive word of Mrs. Orth death.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Ellen (Ella) Orth, 80, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Sipe, in Lima, O. She died very suddenly Tuesday morning, having been ill since Friday and seriously ill for 24 hours.

Mrs. Orth was well known in Union City, having spent every winter for the last several years at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Schmidt, 235 North Walnut street. She had planned to come to Union City at Thanksgiving time to spend the remainder of the winter.

Surviving besides the two daughters, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Sipe, are three sons, George Orth, White Cloud, Mich.; John Orth, Little Rock, Ark., and William Orth, Detroit; one foster son, Rev. Arthur Denlinger, DeGraf, O., and one brother and one sister living in Dayton, O.

Funeral services have tentatively been set for Friday afternoon at Lima. Burial will be made at St. Marys, O.

(Funeral services were at the Criderville Lutheran church at Criderville, O. on Friday. Burial was in the St. Marys, O. cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 15, 1939

Young Dunkirk man is killed. - Loaded shotgun explodes in automobile; dies at hospital.

Dunkirk, Indiana, November 14. --- Raymond Johnsonbaugh, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Johnsonbaugh, of northwest of Dunkirk, died at 6:30 o'clock tonight at the Ball hospital, Muncie, due to a wound received in the accidental discharge of a shotgun in an automobile near Trenton at noon today.

Robert Johnsonbaugh, brother of Raymond, had gone hunting and Raymond had driven to the Whitacre woods to pick him up and take him to dinner. As Robert placed the gun in the car it accidentally discharged and a load of birdshot penetrated Raymond's right leg between the thigh and knee. Robert took the injured youth to the office of Dr. D. P. Murray in Dunkirk where first aid was given and he was later removed in the Martin ambulance to the Muncie hospital.

The deceased was born near Muncie, March 17, 1918, being 22 years, 7 months and 21 days of age at the time of his death. He was employed at the Indiana glass factory at Dunkirk.

Surviving are the parents; one brother, Robert; two sisters, Joan and Velma, both at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Johnsonbaugh.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 16, 1939

Nicholas Runner dies near Arba.

Nicholas Runner, for a number of years a resident of the Arba community, died at his home, one-half mile east of Arba, Wednesday morning. Surviving are two sons, Clarence, of Palestine, Ohio, and Ira, at home; two brothers, one sister, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. (EST) at the Miller Grove German Baptist church, one mile east and on-fourth mile north of Palestine. Friends may call at the home of the son in Palestine any time after 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

It is requested that no flowers be sent.

(Miller Funeral Home, Greenville, records state that he was born May 24, 1855 in Preston Co., WV, the son of Philip Runner and Mary Ann Bolyard, both born in Preston Co. WV. He was buried in the Miller Grove Cemetery, Darke Co., OH. His wife was Emmaretta Runner, deceased Oct. 4, 1927.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 16, 1939

Sophia Miller dies following long illness. - Services to be Friday in Union City Lutheran church.

Mrs. Sophia Miller, 81, widow of Henry V. Miller, died following a lingering illness at her home, 601 Chestnut street, Union City, Wednesday at 12:20 a. m.

She was born Sophia Wahl, the daughter of George and Catherine (Siegmiller) Wahl, in Darke county, O., near Elroy. She attended Darke county schools. Mrs. Miller had been a member of the Union City community for the past 50 years and was affiliated with the Union City Lutheran church. She was united in marriage to Henry Miller, October 21, 1874, in Greenville, O.

Surviving are one son, Harry Miller, of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Cummings, of Union City, and Mrs. Mary Hill, of Jackson, Mich.; one brother, George Wahl, and one sister, Christina Riegel, both of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Lutheran church with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned to the residence at 10 a. m. today from the Fraze funeral home. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 16, 1939

Mary Chamo [Champ] dies at Newport, Ky.; body is to be returned.

Mary Chamo, wife of Abner Chamo, died at her home in Newport, Ky., Wednesday after a lingering illness of one year. The body will arrive in Ridgeville at 11:20 a. m. Friday and will be taken to the Palmer funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be completed upon the arrival of relatives to Ridgeville.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Billy and Frank, at home; one daughter, Marjorie Trehearne, of Cincinnati; one brother, Frank Schram of near Portland and one sister, also of near Portland.

(See later paper - last name should be Champ and there is a further list of survivors.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 18, 1939

Champ services to be conducted today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Champ, 55, will be conducted this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall of Portland. Burial will be made in the Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey. Mrs. Champ died at her home in Newport, Ky., Wednesday.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Billy and Frank, at home; three brothers, Frank Schram of near Portland, Charles, of Warsaw and George of near Toledo; one daughter, Marjorie Trehearne of Cincinnati and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Haviland of Gary, Mrs. Barbara Frank of Columbus and Mrs. Anna O'Connor of Toledo.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 18, 1939

Ft. Recovery native is dead. - Sol Meyer, former banker, once was Portland telegrapher.

Indianapolis, Nov. 17. --- Sol Meyer, former president of the old Meyer-Kiser Bank and Meyer-Kiser Corporation here, died yesterday in his home in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Meyer, who had made his home in Florida the last several years, died in his sleep while napping in a chair in his home.

A former railroad telegrapher, Mr. Meyer came to Indianapolis in 1888 when he became an accountant in the engineering department of the Pennsylvania Railroad here. Later he became chief accountant in the office of the railroad's superintendent, remaining in that position until he resigned early in 1895.

Becoming associated with Sol S. Kiser, Mr. Meyer, the year after his resignation from the railroad, entered the brokerage, real estate and insurance business. The Meyer-Kiser Bank was established the same year and Mr. Meyer became its president, serving until the bank's dissolution several years ago.

Born at Fort Recovery, O., Oct. 22, 1866, Mr. Meyer was the son of Fernidand Meyer and Leah Steinfelt Meyer. He became a telegrapher for the old Lake Erie & Western Railroad at Fort Recovery when he was 14 years old.

During the period from 1882 to 1888 Mr. Meyer was a telegrapher for the L. E. & W. and the Western Union Telegraph Company at Portland and Richmond. He became a telegrapher for the Pennsylvania Railroad while at Richmond.

Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Aaron-Ruben funeral home here.

Survivors are three sons, Fred S. Meyer, Sol Meyer, Jr., and Edward Meyer, all of Miami Beach, and a brother, Leslie Meyer of Miami Beach.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 18 1939

Walter Meeker dies.

Greenville, O., Nov. 17. --- Walter S. Meeker, 77, one of the leading members of the Darke count's legal fraternity for over a half-century and long as important figure in Greenville business, civic and fraternal affairs, died suddenly at 9 p. m. Thursday at his winter home at Orlando, Florida. He had suffered a paralytic stroke Tuesday.

Surviving besides the wife, Minnie, and one daughter are three grandchildren, Mrs. Nolen Mills, Detroit, Mich.; Mars. Richard Baker, Akron, and Walter Lloyd Brown, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Crawford and Miss Nan Meeker, both of this city.]

The remains are to be returned to Greenville for burial but no definite arrangements have been completed. The body will arrive at Cincinnati Saturday evening and will be removed at once to the Meeker residence, 102 North Broadway.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 18, 1939

Ft. Recovery woman dies. - Mrs. Elizabeth Voskuhl expires following a long illness.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Voskuhl, 63 died Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Fort Recovery, Ohio, following a several months illness of heart trouble.

She was born February 13, 1876, at Maria Stein, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Huelskamp) Fullenkamp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick John Voskuhl, eight years ago.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Catherine Wendel, of St. Joe, Ohio; Edward Voskuhl, of Detroit, Mich; Matilda and Clotilda Voskuhl, of Cincinnati; Mary, Joseph, Sylvester and Teresa Voskuhl, all of Ft. Recovery. Seven children are deceased. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Anna Dwenger, of Maria Stein; Mrs. Katherine Buddendick, of Dayton; John Fullenkamp, of St. Henry, Ohio; Bernard Fullenkamp and Joseph Fullenkamp, both of Maria Stein.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Rudolph Stoltz, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was a member of the altar society of the church. The body will be removed from the May funeral home to the residence Saturday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 20, 1939

Aged resident of Redkey dies. - Mrs. Elizabeth Slick expires Sunday a. m.; funeral Tuesday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Slick, 71, died at her home in Redkey at 4:45 o'clock Sunday morning. Although in failing health for the past several months, her death came unexpectedly. Friday night, she suffered a stroke of apoplexy, after which pneumonia developed.

The deceased had resided in Redkey for the past 25 years and until 10 years ago, had operated a greenhouse there.

Surviving are two brothers, Webster Allman, of Ridgeville, and John Allman, of Garrett, Kans., and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Lent and Miss Amelia Allman, both of Ridgeville; Mrs. Morris Smithson, of near Farmland, and Mrs. Mary Boots, of Garrett, Kans.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be taken to the residence in Redkey this noon, where friends are invited to call. The body will lie in state at the Redkey Methodist church from 12:30 to 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Redkey Methodist church in charge of Rev. George E. Addinston and Rev. T. B. Morris. Interment will be made in the Fairview cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 20, 1939

Losh Infant Rites Today in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a. m. today in the Union City St. Mary's church for Patricia Rose Losh, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Losh, 417 East Elm street, Winchester. The child died Saturday at 7 p. m.

Surviving besides the parents are two brothers and two sisters. The services will be under the direction of Rev. Fr. T. J. Hammes. Burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery, north of Union City.

The remains were returned to the residence in Winchester Sunday afternoon from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 21, 1939

Union City native dies in Greenville.

James W. Noffsinger, 78, a veteran employee of the state highway department in Darke county, died at 11:30 a. m. Monday at his home at 216 Hall street, Greenville, after a four weeks' illness.

Noffsinger had lived in Greenville for the last 23 years, moving to Greenville from Rossburg, where he was a member of the M. E. Church. He was a native of Union City.

Surviving are a wife, Imogene; one son, Grover C. Noffsinger, of Alberta, Michigan' one brother, Dr. H. Noffsinger of 612 West Pearl street, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Puterbaugh, of Covington, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) from the residence in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 21, 1939

Greenville woman dies at son's home.

Greenville, O., Nov. 20. --- Mrs. Clara Ditty, 66, Greenville, who left here Saturday for a visit with her son, Voleto, at Adrian, Michigan, died at the son's home early yesterday morning from the effects of a heart attack she had suffered shortly after her arrival.

The remains are to be returned to the Stocker funeral home, 130 East Fourth street, Greenville, where services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home from Tuesday evening until the hour of the services.

The deceased, a native of Rossburg, leaves one other son, Lloyd Ditty, of Coletown; six grandchildren, and a step-mother, Mrs. Fannie Garrison, of Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 24, 1939

William Stein; well driller; stroke victim.- Services for Union City man to be held Saturday.

William Stein, 72, retired oil and water well driller, died suddenly Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at his home, 721 North Howard street, Union City, where he had sustained a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage a week earlier.

Mr. Stein, who had retired a year ago, was born at Piqua, O., attended school at Wapakoneta, O., and came to the Union City community 32 years ago from Cridersville, O. He was united in marriage in 1892 to Miss Rose Graham, at Wapakoneta. He was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving besides the widow, Rose, are the children, Mrs. Frank Dye, of Delphos, O.; Reynoldo (Bud) Stein, Union City, and Mary Rhoades, at home; two brothers, Henry Stein, of Celina, O., and Charles Stein, of Wapakoneta, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Blakely, of Norwalk, O., and Mrs. Charles W. Fisher, of Wapakoneta. One son, Dololdo, died in infancy. Two grandchildren, Richard and Carol Stein, reside in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Union City Methodist church, with Rev. Carl Adams officiating, assisted by Rev. A. C. Wischmeter, of Lapel. Burial will be made in the St. Matthews Lutheran cemetery at Cridersville, O.

The body will be returned to the residence this afternoon from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 24, 1939

Ern. Bell, Union City Native dies in Greenville.

Earnest (Ern) Bell, 74, retired Greenville police officer, died at 6 p. m. Tuesday at his late home at 606 Sweitzer street, Greenville, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. His condition had been critical for the past week.

Bell, a native of Union City, Ind., had lived in Greenville for more than 62 years. He was appointed as a member of the city police force in 1904 and actively served for 29 years, retiring in 1933.

Surviving are one son, Liberty Bell, Greenville; two (three?) daughters, Mrs. Hazel Tinkhaus and Mrs. Agnes King, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Cecil Wetzel, Arcanum; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Nee Bell, of Dayton, and a sister, Mrs. George Foltz, Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 2 p. m. (EST) today with Rev. J. A. Pantle officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home, Greenville records state that he was born Sept. 11, 1865 in Union City, IN the son of John Bell and Rachael Logan. His late wife, who died July 8, 1926, was named Elizabeth.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1939

T. H. Harshman dies suddenly. - Funeral Sunday for lifelong resident of Randolph Co.

Tilden H. Harshman, 63, died suddenly at 10:45 a. m. Friday at his residence, 315 Market street, Union City, following a period of ill health extending over the past four years.

Mr. Harshman, a woodworker and machinist, was born near Saratoga, where he attended school and resided until moving to Union City following his marriage to Miss Rose Rex on January 23, 1903, at Saratoga. He was the son of John and Jane Simons Harshman.

Surviving besides the widow, Rose, are one son, Thurman Harshman, of Dayton, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Echo Constable, of Dayton, and Irene Harshman, at home, and three brothers, William, of Ridgeville, Del of Muncie, and Sylvester Harshman of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City. Burial will be made in the Saratoga cemetery.

Friends are asked to call anytime previous to the hour of services to view the remains, as the casket will not be opened during the funeral. The body will remain at the Fraze Funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1939

Former Union City youth dies when machine plunges into creek.

Richard Telljohn, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Telljohn and a native of Union City, met death sometime early Thursday morning when his car plunged into Cedar Creek, two miles west of Wapakoneta, O. The youth, a senior at Ohio State university, where he was very active on the campus, was returning to the home of his parents in Wapakoneta for the remainder of the Thanksgiving vacation after having attended a student reunion at the Dale club on Ohio route 33.

The body was discovered by hunters Thursday morning when they saw a foot protruding from the car which was overturned in the stream. Death was attributed to drowning.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Telljohn and the son left Union City about 15 years ago. Mr. Telljohn, proprietor of a plumbing establishment in Wapakoneta, had been employed in Union City by Walter (Bob) Tibbetts, plumbing contractor.

Besides the parents, one brother, James, of Adrian, Mich., survive. Funeral services will be held in Wapakoneta at 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1939

Blackford Clerk's mother dies at 81.

Montpelier, Ind., Nov. 24. --- Mrs. Sarah Ellen McCullick, 81, mother of Pliny McCullick, Blackford County clerk, died Thursday at her home, following an extended illness. She was the widow of Nun McCullick.

Survivors include five children; Mrs. Elizabeth Almon, of Fort Wayne, Robert B. McCullick, of Alliance, O., Mrs. Bess Daly, at home, Miss Marie McCullick, of Indianapolis and Pliny McCullick, of this city.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 27, 1939

Emma Baker, 57, injured in accident, claimed by death.

Emma B. Baker, 57, wife of Herbert Baker, died at 1:45 a. m. Sunday at the Randolph County hospital as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident on November 12. Besides the husband, the survivors include one son, Reed Baker, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Jessup, both of Winchester, as well as six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Winchester Friends church, Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville, in charge, assisted by Rev. R. Aaron Napier, of Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

The body will be taken Monday morning from the Clark-Maynard funeral home to the residence, three miles north of Winchester, where friends may call.

The accident occurred as Mr. and Mrs. Baker attempted to turn into their lane off state road 27, their car being struck by one driven by Fred Stewart, of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 27, 1939

Miller Infant Rites Will be Held Today.

Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p. m. today in the Union City cemetery for Phyllis Jane Miller, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, 1238 West Pearl street, Union City. The child died at noon Sunday about 6 hours after its birth. Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Robert Edward and a sister, Martha Ann. The Brook Funeral home in Union City will be in charge of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 28, 1939

Former Union City woman dies. - Mrs. Max Strange stricken suddenly at Loogootee.

Mrs. Max (Winifred Brady) Strange died suddenly about 3:30 p. m. Monday at her home in Loogootee, according to word received in Union City last night. No explanation of the nature of her illness was available last night.

Mrs. Strange was a native of Union City, where she was graduated from the West Side schools and lived until her marriage about 11 years ago. While in Union City she was employed in the offices of the Red 73 creamery and later in the offices of the Backstay Welt.

Among the survivors are the husband, Max; one son, Thomas, 9, and a sister, Miss Mary Brady, Union City. Miss Brady left for Loogootee immediately following notification of her sister's death.

Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

(Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at Loogootee. Burial was made in Loogootee. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brady. She was a member of the Catholic church. Also surviving are one brother, James Brady, of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Miss Mary Brady, of Union City; Miss Helen Brady, of Canadalgua, N. Y.; Mrs. Dick Rehm, of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Don Frank, of Dayton, O.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 28, 1939

Mrs. Angeline Baughn dead. - Relative of Ridgeville people was 87; funeral to be Wednesday.

Portland, Indiana, Nov. 27. --- Angeline Baughn, 87, mother of Mrs. Pat Lavin of West Main street, died Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Worley Bruce Baughn, near Ridgeville from a heart aliment. Her health had been failing for some time, her condition serious for the past week. The body was brought to the Baird funeral home where friends are invited to call.

Mrs. Baughn was born February 17, 1852, in Fayette county, Ohio, the daughter of William and Mary Jane Coil. In 1871 she was married to William Jason Baughn and in 1877 they located on a farm one and one-half miles east of Ridgeville. Mr. Baughn died June 11, 1932. Most of her life has been spent in the vicinity of Ridgeville.

Surviving are two sons, Asa Burton and Worley Bruce Baughn both of near Ridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Addie (Ertle) Lavin of Portland and seven grandchildren (one was named Bonita Baughn in the Will.) Two sons, Frank S. and Fred R. are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Baird chapel with Rev. H. R. Carson of Anderson, formerly of Portland, in charge. Burial will be made in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 29, 1939

Randolph native dies at Richmond; funeral Thursday.

Richmond, Ind., Nov. 28. --- William E. Jordan, 86, died Monday noon at Reid Memorial hospital. Although born in Randolph county, Mr. Jordan had spent most of his life in Wayne county, residing near and in the communities of Whitewater and Fountain City.

Survivors include two sons, Burley of Richmond and Harry; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Wright of Whitewater, Mrs. Fred Minor of Richmond, and Mrs. Harry Forbes of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Stump of Union City, Mrs. Charles Hoos of Richmond, and Mrs. Charles Stoughton of Westerville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church in Fountain City with Rev. Loren Helms of the Whitewater Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the New Garden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 4, 1939

Sister of Union City woman passes away.

New Castle, Ind., Dec. 3. --- Mrs. Myrtle Turner, 66, wife of Jones Turner, of one mile southwest of Mooreland, died Saturday morning after a short illness.

Surviving, besides the husband are a sister, Mrs. Minnie Wantz, of Union City, O., and a brother, Lewis A. Hoover, of near Mooreland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the North Christian church in Mooreland. Burial will be at the Mooreland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 4, 1939

Sam Martin, 64, Well-Known Funeral Director, Expires.

Dunkirk, Ind., Dec. 3. --- Sam R. Martin, prominent funeral director of Eastern Indiana, and active in church, fraternal and civic circles, succumbed to a heart attack at his home, 165 South Franklin street, Dunkirk, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock following a few hours' illness.

Mr. Martin's health had been failing for the past three years but his condition did not become critical until the evening preceding his death. He had been in Muncie during the afternoon and upon returning home, ate a light meal, and complained of feeling ill. He suffered a severe heart attack Friday evening and continued to grow weaker until the end came.

The deceased was born in McConnellsburg, Pa., Nov. 4, 1875, being 64 years and 28 days of age at the time of death. His parents were Christian and Lydia Martin.

He was educated in the McConnellsburg schools and entered the teaching profession in Pennsylvania. Having graduated from the Massachusetts College of Embalming, he became a funeral director in Crestline and Gambler, Ohio, moving to Dunkirk in 1916 when he purchased the funeral business of the late George Cook. Later he was joined by his nephew, Harry B. Martin, who has since been associated with him in the Martin funeral home.

Displaying a keen interest in fraternal orders, Mr. Martin held membership in the J. O. U. A. M., Masons, K. of P., Red Men and I. O. O. F. Several offices of importance were conferred on him by the latter group, being the present Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Indiana; Past District Deputy Grand Master; past president of his district; trustee, and presnet treasurer of the Dunkirk order. He was also a member of the Dunkirk Lions club and an honorary member of the Foreign Missionary society.

A devoted member of the First Methodist church of Dunkirk, he was a former teacher of the 3-M class, former Sunday school superintendent, and held other executive offices from time to time. He held a quarterly conference license to preach.

Mr. Martin owned a farm at the south edge of the city and was particularly interested in dairy herd improvement.

Surviving is the widow, Irene (Potts) Martin; the nephew, Harry B. Martin; one sister, Miss Barbara Martin, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; two brothers, Jacob H. Martin, of Mercersburg, Pa., and David Martin of Hector, Minn.; one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Solembarger of Waynesboro, Pa., and a half-brother, John M. Martin of Mercersburg, Pa.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the First Methodist church in Dunkirk, with the pastor, Rev. J. B. Sparling, officiating, assisted by Rev. G. L. McClish, pastor of the Dunkirk Congregational church. Interment will be made in the Dunkirk I. O. O. F. cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church Tuesday morning at 9:30 to lie in state until the hour of the service. The casket will not be opened after the funeral service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 5, 1939

Attack is fatal; Esther Mae York expires in Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 4. --- Mrs. Esther Mae York, 43, wife of Charles York, died yesterday following a heart attack suffered at her home, 324 South Grant street. She was found by Mr. York about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A fire department inhalator squad was called and attempted to revive Mrs. York for more than two hours before she was pronounced dead by a local physician.

Mrs. York was a member of the Nazarene church, and had lived in Muncie eighteen years. She came here from Randolph county, and had worked in the relief department of the local Salvation Army post for several years.

Surviving, besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Nora Mae Anderson of Muncie and Miss Mary Jane York, at home; three sons, Eugene, Hubert and Charles York, Jr., all of Muncie; three brothers, Arlie Grubbs and Glen Grubbs, both of Muncie, and Ernest Grubbs of Greensfork, and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Keever of Union City and Mrs. Mary Grinne of Connersville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 8, 1939

Death claims George Gough. - Farmer living near Ridgeville expires Thursday evening.

George A. Gough, 64, farmer living two miles west of Ridgeville, died at his home at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening. He had been in ill health about one year and bedfast five weeks.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville pending funeral arrangements.

Surviving are the widow, Laura; five sons, Elvantus, of Indianapolis; Bertrum, of Winston Salem, N. C.; Chalmer, of Jamesville, Wis.; Virgil, of Dayton, and Woodrow, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mable Haltermon, of Greenville; two sisters and five brothers.

(Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the residence, with Rev. John Wallace of Harrisville officiating. Burial took place in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 8, 1939

Geo. Peffer passes away. - Aged Darke County man dies at home near New Weston.

George Peffer, 91, died at his home at New Weston, Ohio, Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock of complications, after being seriously ill the past week.

The deceased was born August 15, 1848, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Peffer, and was married in 1877 to Dora C. Sunderlan, who died in 1935.

Surviving children are Mrs. May Medlum and Mrs. Florence Swallow, both of Union City; Phoebe Schwartz and Flossie Bibler, both of Columbus and Clara Peffer, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Rose Hill church in charge of Rev. G. E. Schell. Interment will be made in the Greenville cemetery. The body was removed to the Franks funeral home at Ft. Recovery for burial preparations and will lie in state at the funeral home until Saturday, when it will be removed to the late home near New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 9, 1939

Robert O. Baughn, 73, succumbs at home near Parker.

Parker, Ind., Dec. 8. --- Robert Otho Baughn, 73, died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home, four and one-half miles northeast of Parker, after a year's illness. He was a prominent resident of Randolph county and had lived on the farm, where he died, his entire life. Mr. Baughn was the son of Listra Baughn, pioneer resident of Randolph county, and was the last survivor in a family of eight children. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mamie Baughn; one son, Mark Baughn, of Greenville, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Yrea Melvin, of near Parker; and two grandchildren, Bruce and Elva Alice Baughn, both of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Pleasant church, northwest of Parker, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. E. Burk, of Marion, in charge, assisted by Rev. George Thomas, pastor of the Selma Methodist church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The body was removed to the Potter-Stephens mortuary in Muncie, and was returned to the residence this evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 9, 1939

Obituary - Julia Ann Potter, daughter of George Washington Poorman and Margaret Alexander Poorman, was born in Randolph county, Indiana, August 25, 1867 and departed this life at her home near Union City, Indiana, October 16, 1939, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 22 days.

She spent her early life on a farm with her parents, attending school at District No. 4 in Jackson township, Randolph county, and attending Sunday school and church at Shakerag and Deerfield.

On January 1, 1887, she was happily married to David Potter by the Rev. Mr. Mendenhall. To this union was born one son, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband; one brother, Jesse Poorman, of Spokane, Wash.; one niece, Mrs. Iva Coblentz, who has lived 28 years in the Potter home; two great-nieces; many other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 11, 1939

Aged Bryant woman dies. - Sarah Margaret Ray expires Sunday; funeral is Tuesday.

Sarah Margaret Ray died Sunday afternoon at her home in Bryant at 3:45 o'clock following a three years' illness. She had been seriously ill since Tuesday of which time she suffered a stroke.

The deceased was born near Farmland August 5, 1871, the daughter of Jacob and Hester Ann Martin, being 68 years, 4 months and 5 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage May 30, 1891 to Gideon Ray, who survives.

Other survivors include two children, Linas D. Ray of Mesick, Mich., and Everett Ray of Louisville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Taylor, of Muncie, Nannie Martin of Farmland and Mrs. Amanda Poling, of Marion; one brother, Elza Martin, of Bryant, and five grandchildren. One daughter, Clova, and one brother preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Metzner funeral home at Bryant for burial preparations and will be returned to the late home this afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Bryant Wesleyan Methodist church in charge of Rev. Glenn Bryan. Interment will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery, west of Bryant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 11, 1939

Dale Eugene Crow dies at home of Parents Sunday.

Dale Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Crow, died at the family home in Ridgeville Sunday afternoon. The baby was born Saturday and lived approximately 24 hours.

Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Crowe of Pleasant Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Merl Huffman of near Ridgeville. The great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Huffman, of near Ridgeville, also survive.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparations where friends are invited to call. Graveside services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the New Dayton cemetery in charge of Rev. Margaret Collins.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Death claims Malissa Coats. - Woman, age 75 years, is dead; last rites to be on Wednesday.

Mrs. Malissa Coats, 75, died at her residence, 4 miles northeast of Winchester, Monday at 4 a. m. She is survived by one son, Carlos Coats of Sheridan; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Weyrick, Mrs. Hazel Fields and Mrs. Velma Addington, all of near Winchester; four brothers, Roscoe Harris and Cornelius Harris, both of near Winchester, Harvey Harris of Saratoga and Lester Harris of Matthews, and one sister, Mrs. Mae Baird of Winchester.

The body was removed Monday afternoon from the Clark and Maynard funeral home to the residence where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at the White River Friends church Wednesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Elvin Thornburg, assisted by Rev. George Brannon of Winchester, in charge. Interment will be in White River cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Long illness claims Darke County man. - F. M. Sullenbarger services will be conducted Wednesday.

Forrest M. Sullenbarger, 53, Washington township, Darke count farmer, died Monday at noon following an illness of several months at his home, five miles southeast of Union City near Spring Hill. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Mr. Sullenbarger was born in Piqua, O., from where he moved with his parents while still a child to Darke county. He attended the Washington township schools and spent all his life as a farmer in that community. He was a prominent farmer in his community. He was united in marriage with Miss Pearl Ganger in 1907 in Darke county. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving besides the widow, Pearl, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sullenbarger, Washington township; one brother, Lewis Sullenbarger, Union City rural route; four sisters, Mrs. Clint Smith, of Salamonia; Mrs. Clarence Yoder, Mrs. Dorcy Lewis and Mrs. Franklin Bickel, all of near Union City.

(Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m at the Union City Methodist church, Rev. Carl G. Adams officiating. Burial was made in the Spring Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Ansonia woman is claimed by death.

Mrs. Emma Baughman, 75 years old, wife of George W. Baughman, well known Ansonia implement dealer, died at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at her home in the neighboring village after a lingering illness.

The only immediate survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dale Cole, Greenville and a sister, Mrs. Ella Schmidt, of Ansonia.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Fisher funeral home, Ansonia, at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Martin Wagner, Greenville, officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Ansonia cemetery.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, records state she was born March 31, 1864 in Dayton, O. Her parents were Gotleib Schmidt and Dorothy Wolf, both born in Germany.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Former Blackford Deputy Clerk dies.

Montpelier, Ind., Dec. 11. --- Norman J. Wood, 67, former deputy county clerk and formerly clerk at the Hartford City post office for a period of ten years, died last night at his home, two miles east of Montpelier.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace G. Wood; two daughters, Mrs. Esther L. Sutton of New York City, and Miss Pauline Wood of Montpelier; three sisters, Mrs. William Trussel of Montpelier, Mrs. Nellie Tyner of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Oliver Fulton of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

William H. Twigg Claimed by Death.

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 11 --- William H. Twigg, 60, of 312 Hoyt avenue, died suddenly at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from a heart attack at the home of friends at 110 West Eighth street, where he had stopped to call. Mr. Twigg was born in Jay county and had lived in Muncie for the past forty years. He was a member of the Pentecostal church at Ninth street and Hoyt avenue.

The body was removed to the Parsons mortuary. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Indiana Twigg; three daughters, Mrs. Alta Cramer and Mrs. Dorothy Wallas of Muncie and Mrs. Elizabeth Windell of Farmland; one son, William Twigg, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ratcliff and Mrs. Pearl Mullenix of Muncie;one sister, Mrs. Ella Johnson of Muncie; one brother, Ed Twigg of Muncie; fifteen grandchildren and on great-grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 12, 1939

Famous Penologist, Walter H. Daly, is Claimed by Death. - Native of Randolph County Will Be Buried Wednesday.

Walter H. Daly, 64, for eight years warden of the Indiana state prison and one of the country's greatest penologists, died in Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie Sunday at 11:15 p. m. after an illness of 11 months. Two weeks ago when his condition became critical Mr. Daly was removed from his home at 2908 University avenue, Muncie, to the hospital.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home at Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Winchester Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, burla to be in Fountain Park Cemetery. The body will be removed from the funeral home to the church at 1:30 o'clock where it will lie in state until the hour of the last rites.

Mr. Daly spent more than half his life as a member of the staff of the Indiana state prison and gained recognition far and wide for his efficiency. When he was relieved of the duties for political reasons in 1933 Mr. Daly had completed 34 years with the institution.

Appointed as a guard in 1899, Daly soon was advanced to the office of clerk and in the course of years he served successively as chief clerk, assistant to the deputy warden and deputy warden. In 1925 Governor Ed Jackson, a Republican, appointed him as warden and he continued in the office until dismissed by Democrat Paul V. McNutt in 1933.

Prior to becoming connected with the prison Mr. Daly served a term in the U. S. army and attained the rank of captain of Company F. Indiana Volunteers, in the Spanish-American war. He was born in Randolph county, was graduated from Winchester4 high school and later completed acourse in business college.

Walter H. Daly was recognized throughout the land as a leader in the field of penology. As warden of the penitentiary he took the view that the men who were sent there were "doing time" for offenses against society and while they should not be mistreated, they should be compelled to follow right rules of discipline. Sh he became known as a strict disciplinarian, a man who insisted that the rule he followed to letter but at the same time a man always fair and kind in his treatment of prisoners.

The attitude of the prisoners who knew him is shown by the fact that many had stopped to see him after he left the office. Others wrote to him and only Sunday several who lad "done time" while Daly was warden called to inquire about his condition.

Mr. Daly was a believer in capital punishment but not in making a show of execution chamber scenes. For this reason he admitted only prison officials to an execution. The story is told of a Chicago newspaper man so bent on witnessing the electrocution of a Chicago man that he used all means of political pressure to gain admission. Finally, less than an hour before the execution the newsman, telephoned Daly to tell him that he was going to be on hand. The warden replied forcefully that he was not going to enter and he concluded the conversation with the statement, "why, I wouldn't even let my own brother in there." A relative of Daly's sat nearby. He had hoped to follow the warden into the execution chamber, but silently he picked up his hat and left the room.

During his years with the prison there probably were 100 occasions when Mr. Daly was called on to throw the switch at an execution. As warden it would have been easy for him to have shuffled this duty to a deputy, but in no instance did he do this.

One rule that Daly enforced strictly was that prohibiting cigarettes in the prison. When he saw or heard of a cigarette being used, he knew at once that there was an outside contact, a "leak" somewhere, and he could begin to trace its source. Pipe smoking ws permitted.

Friends of Mr. Daly say he had not been the same man in the six years he had been away from the prison. He came to Muncie where a borther-in-law, Joseph M. Stipp, present chief of police was located and organized the Waltyer H. Daly Company, Inc., gasoline and oil firm.

"Although he was successful in business, he always was thinking of the 34 years at the state prison," according to a relative.

Surviving are the wife, Nellie; a son, Walter, Jr.; a brother, Ulysis G. Daly, Winchester police chief, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Daly, Winchester. Mr. Daly was a member of the Methodist church, Muncie Exchange club and the Knights Templar.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 14, 1939

Aged farmer is found dead. - Freeman Inskeep, 76, is believed victim of heart attack.

Portland, Indiana, December 14. --- John Freeman Inskeep, retired farmer who lived alone at his home one-quarter mile east of Salem, was found dead at noon Wednesday by his sister, Mrs. Dollie Pratt and her son, Nelson, as they went to call on him. The body was found in the entrance of the living room and bedroom.

Dr. George L. Perry, deputy county coroner, was called to investigate and stated death was probably due to a stroke. He had been dead approximately an hour. A brother was killed last year in an auto wreck in Madison township.

The deceased was born in Miami county, Ohio, May 29, 1862, the son of Anglus and Susan Lindley, being 77 years, 6 months and 18 days of age at the time of his death.

Surviving are four sisters, Jeanette Shockney of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Dollie Pratt of north of Union City, Mrs. Etta Newlon of Coalton, Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Arnold of Greenville. Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the Pleasant Hill church east of Salem. Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville, officiated. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 14, 1939

Death claims Guy Whitenack. - Winchester man is dead; lingering illness proves fatal.

Guy Whitenack, 59, Winchester, died at the Randolph county hospital Wednesday at 3:45 p. m., following a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Rena; one son, Merrill, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Butts, of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Bentz, of Winchester, and Mrs. Wiley Blackaby, of Grand Haven, Mich.; one brother, Ray Whitenack, also of Grand Haven, Mich., and one granddaughter, Marianna Butts.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 14, 1939

Father of Mrs. Bob Hill dies near Celina.

Mrs. Walter (Bob) Hill, West Pearl street, Union City, has received word of the death Tuesday of her father, John W. Shively, 78, well-known Mercer county farmer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) today at Swamp College church, near Celina, O. Rev. Tennyson Guyer, of Celina, and Rev. D. G. Berkebile, of Union City, will be in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

He is survived by seven children, including Mrs. Hill, of this city; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 16, 1939

Ladd services to be today. - Death follows paralytic stroke suffered 6 weeks ago.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. today in the Union City Methodist church for Miss Rosa W. Ladd, 76, who died Thursday evening following a cerebral hemorrhage.

Born in the Union City vicinity the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Ladd, she had until about two years ago occupied herself as a seamstress in the community. She was a staunch member and ardent worker in the Union City Methodist church as long as her health permitted. She had suffered a paralytic stroke about six weeks ago.

Surviving are two brothers, Henry Ladd, Randolph county and Walter Ladd, of Logansport, and two nieces residing at Steubenville, O., Mrs. Fred Flota and Mrs. Cordella Dobson, and a nephew, Joe Coats, of Logansport.

Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Forbes Robertson. Burial will be made in the City cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the Morris Funeral service on North Columbia street, Union City today until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 16, 1939

Albert Wood passes away. - Randolph County native claimed by death near Parker.

Albert Wood, 65, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died Friday morning at 4 o'clock at his home two miles north and three-fourths of a mile west of Parker.

Surviving are the wife, Florence E. Wood; three daughters, Mrs. Helen DeVoe of Albany, Mrs. Mildred Dragoo, of Redkey, Mrs. Jeannette Jones, of Selma; one brother, John Wood of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Dora Shidler of Muncie, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mt. Pleasant church in charge of Rev. Claude Lykins, pastor of the Parker Nazarene church, assisted by Rev. Charles Taylor of DeSoto.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Perry funeral home at Parker this morning at 10 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 16, 1939

Short illness proves fatal. - Miss Maude Kochersperger dies at Union City hospital.

Miss Maude Kochersperger died at the Union City hospital Friday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock of a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill since Saturday.

The deceased was born in Randolph county January 13, 1890, the daughter of Phillip and Fidella (Benn) Kochersperger; being 49 years and 11 months of age at the time of her death.

Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Bertha Keagy of Union City, Emma Yaeger of Ft. Recovery, Mrs. Lilly Theurer of south of Salamonia and Charles and Fred of near Union City.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations and will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. William Theurer, three miles south of Salamonia, Sunday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Pleasant Hill church east of Salem in charge of Rev. D. R. Honn of Ft. Recovery. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 16, 1939

Louis Van Gosen dies at infirmary.

Louis E. Van Gosen, 62, died at 9 a. m. Friday at the Randolph county infirmary.

Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Nellie McConocha of Portland.

Short funeral services will be held at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester this afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 16, 1939

Grimm Infant Rites at 3 P. M. Today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. today at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City for Larry Lee Grimm, stillborn, at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Union City hospital. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Everett Grimm, 325 Market street, Union City.

Survivors besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grimm, residing east of Union City, the maternal grandparents, Margaret Longfellow and Charles Longfellow, of Union City and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Nora Grimm, of near Elroy, O.

The services today will be in charge of Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 18, 1939

Funeral to be this afternoon. - Lawrence Speakman, 29, claimed by death Saturday morning.

Funeral services for Lawrence Speakman, 29, who died at his home, Union and Short streets, in Winchester, Saturday morning, will be conducted this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence in charge of Rev. Jacob Frazier. Burial will be made at Upland.

Surviving are the wife, Lucy, three children, Jeanette May, Myrtle Louise and Preston Randolph, all at home, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jared Speakman, of Winchester.

The deceased was a brother of Donald Speakman, who was killed October 24, near Parker, in a motorcycle-truck accident.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home. Friends are invited to call.

The police docket shows the report that Speakman "died after drinking medicine left for his nerves."

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 18, 1939

W. A. Brooks, Darke County native, dies. - Prominent Jackson, Ohio farmer dies on birth date.

Wesley A. Brooks, 69, lifelong resident of Jackson township, Ohio, died at 4:50 p. m. Sunday at his residence at Cosmos, O., following an illness of six months and a serious illness of four weeks. Death, resulting from a streptococcus infection of the heart muscles, occurred on the anniversary of his birthday and within one hour of the time of day when he was born, 69 years ago.

The deceased was the son of John and Nancy Branneck Brooks in Jackson township, Darke county, Ohio, near the Buck Horn sawmill. Two years later, he moved with his parents into the old Brooks homestead where he resided until his death. He attended the Old No. 7 or Flory school. Wesley Brooks was united in marriage with Miss Lula Coby, at Redkey. He was a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church and a very prominent farmer in that community. He was the only person ever to die in the Old Brooks home. A nephew, Russell R. Brooks, of Union City, was the only person ever born in the residence. During his lifetime, he served six terms as trustee of Jackson township.

Surviving, besides the widow, Lula, are a niece, Mrs. Guy Mote, South State Line, who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brooks; two brothers, J. L. Brooks, North State Line, and A. M. Brooks, near Lisbon and a daughter, Mrs. Ada Netzley, residing west of Union City. A foster son, Herman Brooks, died in 1929, and a brother, W. H. Brooks is deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CST), in the Raper Chapel church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery. The body will be removed from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City this afternoon to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 18, 1939

Death claims W. R. Harshman. - Retired railroader dies at Ridgeville home; funeral today.

William H. Harshman, 79, retired car inspector for the Pennsylvania railroad, died Saturday evening at his home in Ridgeville following a lingering illness of two years. He had been a lifelong resident of that community.

Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Keltner of Union City and Mrs. Claude Nash of Portland; two brothers, Sylvester Harshman of Union City and Del Harshman of Muncie, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. U. Power at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in the cemetery at Saratoga. The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary and was returned Sunday afternoon to the home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 18, 1939

Greenville, O. man heart victim; Union City Body Co. worker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the residence in Greenville of Harley Layer, 53, an auto body finisher at the Union City Body company, who was found dead at his home in Greenville early Saturday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Rev. John Harrington will officiate. Burial will be made in the Abbottsville cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Layer, with whom the deceased resided; a son, John A., of Tiffin, O.; a sister, Iva Layer, at home, and a brother, Hubert, of Philadelphia, Pa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 19, 1939

Plan rites today for C. L. Peck

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) today for Dr. C. L. Peck, 79, who died Saturday at his late home in Beamsville, Darke county. A native of Darke county, Dr. Peck had spent his whole life in the Beamsville vicinity.

The services will be conducted at the Beamsville Christian church, with Rev. W. E. Souders officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

He leaves a widow, Anna; one son, Chalmer, of Beamsville; one grandson; four step-daughters, Mrs. John Hurley, Mrs. James Clark of Piqua; Mrs. Ray Morrow, Beamsville, and Mrs. Fred Miller, Greenville; four step-sons, Juliaus Apple, St. Marys, O.; Marion Apple, Piqua; Alfred Apple, Houston, O., and Irvin Apple, Versailles; and one sister, Mrs. Edith Selgmunt, Beamsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 19, 1939

Former Darke Co. man is sleeping sickness victim.

Herbert Warner, 31, formerly of Darke county, who died Sunday evening at St. Joseph's hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the victim of encephalitis, commonly known as "sleeping sickness." it was revealed Monday. He was stricken ill one week ago.

The deceased, whose mother, Mrs. Jennie Warner, resides at Ansonia, is also survived by a widow, Juanita; two children, Evelyn and Norman, both at home, and four brothers and two sisters.

Warner had lived at Fort Wayne for several years He was a graduate of the Ft. Recovery high school and was very well known there..

His remains are to be returned to Darke county for burial.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Rossburg M. E. church with the Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Interment will be in Beamsville cemetery.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, records state the he was born Sept. 14, 1908, the son of Samuel Warner and Jennie Keefaner. He was a motorman on a streetcar at Fort Wayne. His widow was named Waneta Sneary.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 20, 1939

Aged Antioch woman is dead. - Mrs. Ann Longerbone, 94, will be buried Thursday afternoon.

Portland, Indiana, December 19. --- Ann Longerbone, 94, one of the older residents of Jay county died Tuesday morning at 9:35 o'clock at her home at Antioch following a three weeks illness of infirmities. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Antioch Methodist church, Rev. Lura Milligan of Dublin, a former pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Antioch cemetery.

Mrs. Longerbone was born in Ohio, November 25, 1845, the daughter of Johnathan and Mary Taylor. Sixty-six years ago she was married to Abraham Longerbone, who died April 14, 1937. Mrs. Longerbone had been enjoying good health and was very active about her home until a short time before her illness.

Surviving are the following children: Viola, wife of Adolph Tharp of Ridgeville; Mrs. Mary Shauver of Ridgeville; Mrs. Carrie Corts of Richmond; Etta, wife of Charles Renner of Elwood; William Longerbone, at home and Over Longerbone of Losantville. Twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren also survive. Five brothers and two sisters are deceased.

The body was returned to the home from the Williamson and Sons funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 20, 1939

Piqua, O. Fire chief dies fighting blaze.

Piqua, O., December 19. --- Firemen at the engine house here saw their chief, P. J. Caulfield, 70, died as he wished to die.

He was directing companies from six towns fighting a $100,000. fire at the Holland Mills company Monday when he collapsed. Doctors said his heart "just stopped."

"Fire fighting was the only thing that he knew - and how he loved to fight 'em," commented the men under Caulfields command. "He died the way he wanted to - with his boots on."

The fire chief was one of Piqua's most popular figures. Last summer citizens raised $500. to send him to the international fire chief's convention at San Francisco.

The old chief's last fire was discovered at 2 a. m. By the time first companies arrived it had gained tremendous headway and Caulfield, fearing his men could not prevent the spreading to adjoining property, called for help from Dayton, Troy, Sidney, Covington and West Salem.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 20, 1939

Former Resident of Ft. Recovery Dies; Rites Today.

Greenville, Dec. 19. --- Herbert Warner, 31, formerly of Darke county, who died Sunday evening at St. Joseph hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., was the victim of encephalitis, commonly known as "sleeping sickness," it was revealed here Monday. He was stricken ll one week ago.

The deceased, whose mother, Mrs. Jennie Warner, resides at Ansonia, is also survived by a widow, Juanita; two children, Evelyn and Norman, both at home, and four brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Rossburg Methodist Episcopal church with Rev. Noble Schlecty officiating. Interment will be in Beamsville cemetery.

Mr. Warner was a graduate of the Ft. Recovery high school and was very well known there.

[Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, OH, records state that he was born Sept. 14, 1908 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Samuel Warner and Jennie Keefaner. His spouse was named as Waneta Sneary. He was a motorman on a street car in Fort Wayne, IN.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 21, 1939

Death claims Ida C. Conyers. - Lingering illness proves fatal at North Salem; funeral is Friday.

Ida Creidon Conyers, 63, died at her home in North Salem yesterday morning, after a lingering illness.

Surviving are the husband, Dan; two step-daughters, Mrs. Flora Norris, of Winchester, and Mrs. Stella Pyle, of Michigan; two step-sons, Estel Conyers, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Paul, at home; one sister, Rebecca Ballis, of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Henry Phillips, of New Weston, Ohio, and Wilson Phillips, of Lightsville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Teegarden church near Union City. Rev. Orville Kennedy, of Lynn, will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the home in North Salem anytime after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 21, 1939

Mann funeral to be this afternoon.

Funeral services for William Edgar Mann, 72, who was killed by a train at Crete Tuesday afternoon, will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Lynn Church of Christ in charge of Rev. Tom Butterfield of McConnelsville, Ohio. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the home east of Lynn, where the body has been removed from the Thomas mortuary, until time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 22, 1939

Former Union City woman succumbs at Muncie.

Word was received in Union City yesterday of the death Wednesday in Muncie of Mrs. John Campbell. The deceased formerly was Mrs. John Blazier, of Union City. Sheldon Blazier, of Union City, is a son. Funeral services will be conducted at Yorktown Saturday at 1:30 p. m. in the Methodist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 23, 1939

Woodbury funeral services Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m Sunday in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City for Mrs. Alice Woodbury, 86, who died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter on North Union street.

Rev. Ben Holroyd will officiate. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery. Mrs. Woodbury had been in declining health for almost a year.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 26, 1939

William S. Diggs, first Mayor of Winchester, passes away at Akron, Ohio hospital; was 74.

Winchester's first mayor, William S. Diggs - is dead.

Mr. Diggs, age 74, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Saturday night in a hospital at Akron, Ohio, where his daughter, Mrs. Ione Diggs Shepperd lives. Death followed an illness of about four years.

Mr. Diggs, born at Fort Recovery, Ohio, since leaving Winchester had been prominent in the insurance business in Pittsburgh and the eastern states.

Graveside services for ashes will be held at Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester at 11 a. m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Funeral services were held at Akron Sunday afternoon.

The widow and Mrs. Shepherd will arrive in Winchester Tuesday evening and will be at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Beals and Miss Mary Diggs, Mrs. Beals and Miss Diggs being cousins of the deceased. William A. Guthell of Winchester is a nephew. Two grandsons, Marshall Kochman of Pittsburgh and Billy Shepherd of Akron are among the other survivors.

Mr. Diggs was elected the first mayor of the city of Winchester in 1893 and served until September 10, 1898, when he was succeeded by T. W. Hutchens. Prior to 1893, Winchester was a town and operated by a board of trustees.

On March 27, 1893 an election was held for the purpose of determining whether the town of Winchester should be incorporated as a city under the general laws of the state of Indiana, and a majority of the ballots were in favor of incorporation.

On April 1 the town council divided the new city into three wards and ordered an election to be held in each, with the result that Mr. Diggs was elected first mayor of the new city, along with the following other officers: William P. Needham, city clerk; John Coffin, city marshal; Union B. Hunt and William Y. Puckett, councilmen of the second ward; Omer R. Tripp and Stephen Clevenger, councilmen of the third ward; R. D. Coats, treasurer.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 26, 1939

Former Randolph, Jay Co. resident dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Rosetta M. Thrasher, 78, died at 5:10 p. m. (EST) Monday at her late residence, 202 Washington avenue, Greenville, O., following an illness of several years. She had been seriously ill for the past five weeks.

A native of Darke county, Ohio, Mrs. Thrasher had spent most of her life in that community with the exception of a few years, when she resided in Portland and later made her home with a brother, Dennis Kershner, Union City route 1.

Surviving besides Dennis, is a brother, Martin Kershner, residing south of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Della Merchant, of Traverse City, Mich., and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday in the Miller chapel in Greenville. Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home, Greenville records state that she was born Aug. 8, 1854 in Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH., the daughter of Daniel B. Kershner and Elizabeth Pittsenbarger. It also states that she was both widowed and divorced.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 26, 1939

Sharpeye youth dies after surgery.

Galen Ray Stump, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stump, residing one-half mile south of Sharpeye, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. His death was attributed to peritonitis which developed after an emergency appendicitis operation ten days ago.

He leaves the father and mother, one brother, two sisters and three grandparents, Frank Stump, of New Madison; Mrs. Mary Neibert, Greenville and Mrs. Olive Boyd, Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at the Nashville U. B. church at 2 p. m. today with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 26, 1939

Private funeral rites today for Mrs. Martah M. Clark.

Private funeral services for Mrs. Martah M. Clark, 56, former Randolph county probation officer who died in Stouder Memorial hospital at Troy, Ohio, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of injuries suffered in an automobile accident, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester.

The Christian Science society will be in charge of the last rites. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The funeral will be private, other than for member of the family and immediate friends.

Mrs. Clark suffered a fractured skull, dislocated shoulder and a broken ankle in the accident which occurred Friday afternoon at the intersection of highways 71 and 202, east of Troy. Rachel Clark, 20, a daughter, driver of the machine, suffered scratches and shock, while Arnold, a grandson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Clark of Winchester, received minor injuries, possibly a slight skull fracture.

Earnest Turner of Troy, driver of the second car, was not hurt.

Arnold was returned to the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Saturday.

Rachael Clark, a student at the Catherine Gibbs business college in New York City, was driving the car of Carleton Clark, returning her mother to Columbus, Ohio, where for the past several weeks she had been making her home with a son, George H. Arnold Clark, had been picked up in Winchester as Mrs. Clark and Her daughter were returning to Columbus from Indianapolis.

Surviving are two sons, Carleton of Winchester and George H. of Columbus; two daughters, Rachel and Martha Ellen Clark of New York City, and one brother Chester Leggett of Port Arthur, Texas.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 26, 1939

Funeral rites this afternoon. - Mrs. Camilla Campbell claimed by death near Winchester.

Mrs. Camilla Campbell, 65, died at her home, five miles east of Winchester, Saturday near 11 a. m., following a long illness.

Survivors include the husband, John Campbell; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Stack, of Washington, N. C., and Mrs. Cora Anthony, of Greensboro, N. C.; one brother, Lindley Lawrence, of Bryant, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Charles Hiatt in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 27, 1939

Death claims John Wolf, 74. - Aged Randolph County resident dies; funeral is Friday.

John Wolf, who resides one-half mile north of the Lisbon church, died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam Conklin, three miles northeast of Saratoga, where he had been removed following an operation two weeks ago for hernia. He apparently was on the road to recovery when he suffered a heart attack, death being sudden.

The deceased was born June 1, 1865 in Preble County, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Christina (Paulas) Wolf, being 74 years, 6 months and 25 days of age at the time of his death. On May 9, 1889 he was united in marriage to Laura Swallow who preceded him in death November 22, 1905.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cora, wife of Frank Mann of northwest of Union City, Mrs. Hazel, wife of Sam Conklin at whose home he died, Mrs. Stella, wife of Marvin Fraze of southwest of Union City and Mrs. Alice, wife of Roy Mote of east of Union City; one son, Russell, of three miles northwest of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Glphart of Lewisburg, Ohio, Mrs. Lucy, wife of Alfred Trine and Miss Ida Wolfe of Union City, and Mrs. Clara White of Lancaster, Ohio, and six grandchildren. Four brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations and will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Sam Conklin, this afternoon where friends are invited to call. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lisbon church, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, pastor. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 28, 1939

Hotel owner passes away. - Frank Alberson, Portland, dies at Jay County Hospital.

Portland, Indiana, Dec. 27. --- Frank Alberson, owner of the Headington hotel and restaurant, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock at the Jay County hospital where he was taken one week ago for treatment. He had been in failing health for the past several months.

The body was taken to the Baird funeral home where friends are invited to call.

Mr. Alberson, well known resident of this city where he had been engaged in the restaurant business for the past 32 years, was born in Champaign, Ill., January 1, 1872, the son of James and Catherine (Williams) Alberson. He would have celebrated his 68th birthday next Monday, New Year's Day. He came to Jay county at the age of one year with his parents, who located on a farm near Bryant. On December 19, 1922 he was married to Louise Hurst, who survives with one daughter, Mary Catherine. He had been in business at the present location for the past 15 years.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. E. J. Wickersham, pastor of the local Methodist church. Interment will be made in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 28, 1939

Pat Cotter succumbs to long illness. - Native of Ireland dies in Union City; rites Friday.

Complications resulting from an extended illness caused the death Wednesday at 2:30 a. m. of Patrick Cotter, 84, at his late residence on South Walnut street, Union City.

Born in County Kerry, Ireland, Mr. Cotter came while still a youth to Preble county, Ohio, with his parents, Daniel and Catherine McCarthy Cotter. Shortly after he moved to the Union City community where he farmed until his retirement a few years ago. He was united in marriage to Sarah Kahoe in 1879, deceased, and in 1902, Rosa Parker became his second bride. He was an active member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church as long as his health would permit.

Survivors include the widow, Rosa, and the following children: Daniel Cotter and Michael Cotter, of Lynn rural route; Mrs. Madge Horn and William Cotter, Union City rural route; Mrs. Nell Jordan, of Crete; Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, of Richmond, and Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz, of Columbia City.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday 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 church cemetery. The remains were returned Wednesday afternoon from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 28, 1939

Hold Suppinger rites at Shooks Chapel.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at Shooks Chapel, north of Rossburg, O. for Elijah E. Suppinger, 72, who died early Saturday at his late residence, near the Jackson, O. school. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Mr. Suppinger was a native of Darke county. He spent the major portion of his life in the Jackson community as a farmer, with the exception of several years when he made his home in Illinois. He had resided in Darke county for the past 21 years.

Surviving besides the widow, Emma, are three children, W. Merle Supinger, of Toledo, O.; Harold Supinger, of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Basil Whitters of near Rossburg, and several grandchildren.

Burial was made in the Shooks grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 29, 1939

Long illness proves fatal. - Mary Elizabeth Baumgartner dies; funeral to be Saturday.

Mary Elizabeth Baumgartner died at her home three miles north of Ft. Recovery at 11 p. m. Wednesday following an illness of one and one-half years of gall stone and heart trouble.

The deceased was born in Adams county, April 9, 1890, the daughter of James and Mary (Baker) Myers, being 49 years, 8 months and 18 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage 34 years ago to Alexander Baumgartner, who survives. She came to Ft. Recovery about 10 years ago from Toledo and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving besides the husband are seven children: Emil, Chauncey and Raymond Baumgartner, Mrs. Arvilla McClusky and Mrs. Dora Kern, all of Toledo, and Helen and Peach, at home; two brothers, John Myers of Merrill, Mich., and Thomas Myers of Morley, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Bougher, of Merrill, Mich., and Mrs. Amanda Blowers, of Monroe, Ind., and 1? grandchildren.

The body was removed to the W. H. May funeral home for burial preparations and taken to the late home Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ft. Recovery Nazarene church, in charge of Rev. Schell, pastor. Interment will be made at Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 29, 1939

Miller rites today. - Aged resident of near Ft. Recovery dies Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mary Jane Miller, who died at her home one and one-half miles west of Ft. Recovery Wednesday morning at 7:00 o'clock, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) at the West Butler street Church of Christ in Ft. Recovery. Burial will be made in Green Mound cemetery. The body was removed to the W. H. May funeral home for burial preparations and taken to the late home Thursday morning.

The deceased had been ill about one year and seriously ill 10 weeks. She was born April 9, 1862, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Collins) Clark, being 77 years, 8 months and 18 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Ira Miller, who preceded her in death. She had been a resident of the Ft. Recovery community her entire life.

Surviving are one son, Claude Clark, of near Ft. Recovery and a brother-in-law, John Eckenrode, of Ft. Recovery. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 29, 1939

Henry Bibler passes away. - Prominent Jay County farmer dies; rites to be Saturday.

Portland, Indiana, Dec. 29. --- Henry Bibler, prominent farmer of Madison township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Harter, of Salamonia at 5:50 o'clock this afternoon, death being due to infirmities of age.

The deceased was born June 14, 1851 in Fairfield county, Ohio, the son of Jacob and Anne (Fresch) Bibler, being 88 years, 6 months and 14 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage October 10, 1878 to Olive Stone, who preceded him in death May 29, 1917.

Surviving are five sons, William J. Bibler, of San Pedro, Cal., John W. Bibler, of San Bernardino, Cal., Dr. Henry E. Bibler of Muncie, Charles E. Bibler of near Antioch and Alva C. Bibler of southeast of Portland; three daughters, Cora A., wife of Orla Journey, southeast of Portland, Pearl G., wife of J. O. Ehrhart of Portland and Lulu O., wife of Walter Harter of Salamonia; two sisters, Susie Bibler and Mrs. Kate Crow, both south of Salamonia; one brother, Jacob Bibler, also south of Salamonia; 35 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two sons, two daughters, two sisters, one brother and three grandchildren preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church at Salamonia in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney of Portland assisted by Rev. S. Armstrong and Rev. H. G. Perry. Interment will be made in the Salamonia cemetery. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will be taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Walter Harter, at Salamonia this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 30, 1939

Death claims E. M. Collins. - Passes away at home near Winchester; funeral Monday.

Edward M. Collins, 76, died at noon Friday at his home 5 miles northwest of Winchester.

Surviving are five sons, George, Fred and Alva, of Winchester; Austin, of Union City, and Elva, of Anneston, Ala.; four daughters, Edna Parks and Mrs. Pearl Hesser, of Winchester; Mrs. Leroy Williams, of South Bend, and Mrs. Bessie Baxter, of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; one sister, of Covington, Ky.; 27 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester to the residence Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Christian church in Winchester in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley, pastor, assisted by Rev. George Brannon, pastor of the Nazarene church. Burial will be in the White River cemetery.

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