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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

H. Wickersham funeral today. Randolph County native found dead in chair.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. (CST) today for Harvey Wickersham, 84, at the home of a son, Ashton Wickersham, 122 Franklin street, Union City. The deceased, a native of Randolph county, Ind., and a lifelong resident of Randolph and Darke counties, was found dead in a chair at his home Saturday afternoon. He had been ill for only a few days. He had been residing by himself at 504 South Columbia street.

Mr. Wickersham was born near Lisbon, northeast of Union City, the son of Ashton and Elizabeth Wickersham. He attended the Old Lisbon school. He pursued farming as an occupation until his retirement 32 years ago, at which time he moved to Union City. Mr. Wichersham was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Hoke in Darke county on November 5, 1882. She died March 17, 1899. He was again married, this time to Mrs. Emma Creviston on November 25, 1904. She died on August 15, 1937.

Survivors include three sons, Ashton Wickersham, Union City, and Harry and Clyde Wickersham, both of Dayton, and one step-son, Harry Creviston, South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Kreider, of Union City; two brothers, Joe Wickersham, east of Union City, and John Wickersham, of Greenville.

Services today will be conducted at the Ashton Wickersham residence in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be made in the Lisbon cemetery. The body will be taken to the Wickersham residence this morning from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Craig funeral at mortuary. - Winchester man, age 88, claimed by death Sunday morning.

James Craig, 88, died at the Randolph county hospital Sunday at 3 a. m. Survivors include one son, Charles Craig, of Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Thompson, of Rossburg, Ohio; Mrs. Gertrude Bragg, of Winchester, and Mrs. Glenn White, of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Clevenger, of Winchester and Jessie Coleman, of Eaton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Clark-Maynard funeral home where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. (CST) with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Matthews. Mr. Craig had been making his home with relatives in Winchester and elsewhere.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Wesley A. Rupe services Monday.

Funeral services for Wesley A. Rupe, 81, who died at Ridgeville Friday night, after an illness of only a few days, were conducted yesterday afternoon at the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville. Rev. W. O. Power officiated. Burial was in the Reitenour cemetery.

Surviving are one son, Ernal, of Ridgeville; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hoffman, of Muncie, and Mrs. Sarah Sweigart, of Portland; one brother, Albert, of near Ridgeville; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Free funeral this morning. - 70 year old resident of Parker passes away Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. James Free, 70, who died at her home at Parker Sunday afternoon, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the residence, Rev. Mr. Nysewander officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Pennville.

Mrs. Free had been a resident of Parker for thirty-five years, going there from Pennville. She was a member of the Parker Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are the husband, one son, Howard Free, of Girard, Kans.; one daughter, Bertha Copanka, of Parker; one grandchild, and two brothers, Ray Wilson, of Nashville, Ill., and Edward Wilson, of Terre Haute. The body has been removed from the Perry funeral home to the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Death of two negro women in auto crash at Farmland brings 1939 total to nine.

Death of two negro women in an automobile accident at Farmland early Sunday morning, brought Randolph county's 1939 automobile accident death toll to nine, five less than the 1938 figure, when 14 persons were killed in this manner.

Two negro men, who were in company with the women, are confined to the Randolph county hospital in Winchester, their conditions being reported as "highly improved" yesterday.

The dead: Mrs. Esther M. Mitchell, 56, of 1140 Ridge avenue, Richmond, broken neck. Mrs. Helen Taylor, Richmond, head injuries. Mrs. Taylor was employed by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McCamish, 327 East Franklin street, Winchester.

The injured: Thomas Mitchell, about 60, husband of the dead woman, a barber, fractured skull, leg, rib and shoulder fractures. Everett Goenes, 52, Richmond, fractured ribs and cuts about the head.

The accident occurred at 4 a. m. when the 1931 Chevrolet driven by Goenes left state road 32 and struck a utility pole at the north end of Farmland. The part was on the way home from Muncie, where they had attended a dance.

Sheriff Lester Mann said Goenes could not see through a frost covered window and turned north instead of south.

The Mitchells were riding in the rear seat of the car and Miss Taylor was riding with Goenes in the front.

(Surviving Mrs. Mitchell are the husband; three sons, Herman, Richard and Thomas, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Stone and Mrs. Rhubinia Buck; and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Bethel A. M. E. church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, 1140 Ridge street, in Richmond, with Rev. W. D. Shannon officiating.

Funeral services for the Taylor woman will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p. m. in the Patterson funeral home, Richmond. Burial will be at Anderson.

Survivors are three cousins, Dennis Tribbe and Patrick Mitchem, both of Anderson, and Walter Tribble of Oakland, Cal.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Harry E. Magee, 70, is claimed by death. - Prominent hardware merchant is dead in Winchester.

Harry E. Magee, 70, well known hardware merchant, owner and manager of one of Winchester's oldest mercantile establishments, died suddenly at his Winchester home Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mr. Magee, who had followed the hardware business since a boy, was a member of the Indiana Hardware Dealers' Association and a past president of that organization. He was a Mason and a Rotarian.

Harry Edgar Magee was born in Winchester, July 11, 1869, the only son of Charles E. and Sarah (Edgar) Magee. After taking the regular common school course, he entered business in Winchester as a hardware merchant.

On October 3, 1900, Mr. Magee was married to Sarah Kitura Wright, a daughter of Hicks Wright.

Besides the hardware business, Mr. Magee for two years had charge of the Indiana Glass factory at Dunkirk, at the end of that time returning to his calling of a hardware merchant in Winchester.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Charles Magee, with whom the deceased made his home; the wife, Kit Magee; and an aunt, Mrs. Nancy Williamson, of Winchester.

Funeral arrangements are pending, awaiting arrival of Mrs. Magee from La Veta, Col.

The body will be removed to the residence at 212 West Washington street, from the Clark and Maynard funeral home Wednesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Anna Veit, 84, dies following long illness. - Services to be Thursday for Union City pioneer.

Ending an extended illness, Miss Anna Elizabeth Veit, 84, one of the older residents of Union City, died Tuesday at 2:10 p. m. at the home of a brother, Fred Veit, 702 West Hickory street.

Miss Veit was born in Greenville, O., the daughter of John C. and Anna Hultmeir Veit. When she was one year of age she came to Union City with her parents, where she resided the remainder of her life. She attended the city schools and was a staunch member of the Union City Lutheran church. Miss Veit followed the occupation of dressmaker until her health prevented her working.

Survivors include one brother, Fred Veit, at whose home she died; three nephews, Herman Veit, of Union City; Henry Fey, of Chicago, and Charles Fey, of Laramie, Wyo.; four nieces, Miss Edith and Miss Lydia Veit, of Union City; Mrs. Charles Murray, of Toronto, Canada, and Miss Ann Fey, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fred Veit residence in Union City. Rev. H. A. Barth will officiate. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 4 p. m. today, after which hour friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 4, 1940

Wife of Adams Co. Judge dies; rites to be Saturday.

Word was received here yesterday evening of the death shortly after noon Wednesday of Mrs. Myrtle Fruchte, 58, in Decatur, following an illness of more than one year. She was the wife of Judge Fred Fruchte, of Adams count; Mrs. Fruchte resided in Union City from 1892 until 1897, at which time her father, William Beachler, was connected with the East Side school. Later, her father served as superintendent of the Decatur schools for a period of time.

She was born in Darke county, O., June 5, 1882, the daughter of William and Clara Beachler.

Survivors include the husband, Fred Fruchte; one daughter, Harriet, at home; the father, William Beachler, of Union City; one brother, Earl Beachler, of Wenrick pike, east of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. (Lula) Ray Zicht, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted in Decatur at the Zion Reformed church Saturday at 1:45 p. m.

Burial will be in the Decatur cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1940

A. C. Allman dies following short illness. - Funeral services Saturday; Burial to be at Pennville.

Ill less that one week, Alonzo C. Allman, 89, died at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at his home, 701 Cental avenue, Union City.

Mr. Allman was born at Pennville on September 19, 1859, son of Aaron and Catherine Listenfelt Allman, and attended the Brown school near Pennville. A retired farmer and former grain elevator proprietor, he lived in the community of his birth until March 1939, at which time he moved to Union City.

He married Bethenia Wright, deceased in 1930, at Hartford City in 1879. On November 25, 1939 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary Lilly Hollopeter at Greenville, O.

Survivors include the widow, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Ira Paraday, of Chicago; three brothers, William Allman, of Chicago; Theodore Allman of Indianapolis, and Thomas Allman, of Ft. Wayne, and two sisters, Irene and Elizabeth, of Dayton, O. Two sons and two daughters are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p. m. (CST) at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be made in the Pennville cemetery. Friends may view the remains after noon today at the Fraze Funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1940

Former drug store owner passes away in Winchester.

Mrs. John H. B. White, 62, former owner of the White Drug store, now the Homer J. Waltz Drugs, in Winchester, died Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital. Death followed an extended illness.

Surviving are one brother Charles McDaniel of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. C. W. Ryan, of Faleni, Ore.; two nieces, Mrs. J. J. Marr, of Hamilton and Mrs. Bernice Schooley of Anaheim, Cal.; two nephews, Robert D. McDaniel of Indianapolis and Harold McDaniel of Crawfordsville.

Mrs. White operated the drug store on the southeast corner of Main and Washington streets in Winchester for ten years following the death of her husband, selling out to Homer J. Waltz on April 17, 19?9.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers funeral home in Winchester in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1940

Jay County woman is dead. - Mary Ann Kochersperger is victim of stroke; funeral Saturday.

Portland, Ind. January 4. --- Mary Ann Kochersperger died at her home one mile southwest of Salamonia Wednesday at 11 p. m. following a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered during the afternoon. She had been ill since November and was in a serious condition since Christmas.

Last of a family of seven children, she was at the time of her death seventy-six years, 10 months and 17 days of age. She was born in Madison township February 16, 1863, the daughter of George and Mary (Lowyer) Yaeger.

On February 21, 1888 she was married to Charles Kochersperger who survives with the following children: Emma, at home; Edith, wife of Albert Theurer, Madison Township; Anna, at home; Wilber, Greenville, O.; Clara, at home; Edna, wife of Charles Bibler, Pike township; Lydia, wife of Theodore Weinman, of near Chattanooga, O.; Fedella, at home, and Leonard, Wayne township. One daughter and a son are deceased. Ten grandchildren are living.

The body will lie in state at the late home until the hour of the funeral. Services in charge of Williamson & Sons, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Salamonia Lutheran church with Rev. H. A. Barth of Union City officiating. Burial will be made in the Salamonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1940

Clara Fraze passes away. - Expires at home in Ridgeville; funeral to be Monday.

Clara (Clyde) Frances Fraze, age 53, wife of Ollie A. Fraze died at her home in Ridgeville last night at 8 o'clock, death following a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, seven children; Mrs. Lester Fraze, of Ridgeville, Marvin Fraze of Union City, Miss Lois Flesher of Ridgeville, Miss Lelia Sutton of Winchester, Nowal Fraze of Saratoga, Reba Dudley of Winchester, and Charold Fraze of Winchester; two grandchildren; two sisters, Vestal Harlan of Union City and Mrs. Larry Klink of Columbus, Ohio. She also leaves two brothers, B. F. Clevenger of Union City and Omer Clevenger of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the U. B. church in Saratoga, in charge of the Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery. The body will be taken from the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville to the late home Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1940

Richard Cummins, 82, died at Jay-Randolph line home; funeral to be Monday morning.

Portland, Indiana, January 5. --- Richard Cummins, 82, well known farmer died Friday morning at 10:20 o'clock at his home ten miles southeast of Portland on the Jay and Randolph county line. He had been ill for three years, his condition serious for the past week.

At the age of nine years Mr. Cummins moved to Jay county with his parents and settled on a farm adjoining his present home, where he lived for 51 years. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, January 27, 1857, the son of Patrick and Anastasia (Synott) Cummins. On October 31, 1880, he was married to Ellen Redmond, who survives with seven children: Mrs. Jean Wilkinson of Gary, William Cummins of Montpelier, James R. of Portland, Mrs. Charles Farr of Pike township, Mrs. W. T. Rourke of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Harold Griffin of Crown Point and John Cummins of Cleveland; two half-brothers, Owen and Thomas O'Brien; 30 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Portland Catholic church with Rev. Father F. J. McAuliffe officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The body was removed to the residence from the Baird funeral home Friday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1940

Former Union city, Winchester woman dies. - Services Tuesday in Union City for Mrs. Etta Hand.

Mrs. Etta Cottom Hand, 88, widow of Charles Edwin Hand, died suddenly at 1:30 p. m. Sunday following a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. S. Daddock, in Tipton. She had been in ill health for several years.

For the past five years, Mrs. Hand had made her home with her daughter and son. Prior to that time, she had spent 30 years in Union City. Born in Winchester, the daughter of John W. and Eliza Jones Cottom, she moved to Union City when she was 53 years of age. She attended Wesleyan college, a private school, at Cincinnati, and was a member of the Methodist church.

The daughter, Mrs. T. S. Haddock, and a son, Wesley Hand, of Muncie are the only survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Carl G. Adams officiating. Burial will be made in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body has been removed to the Fraze Funeral home where friends may call after 4 p. m. today. The daughter, Mrs. Haddock, may be reached at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1940

John Leonhard dies suddenly. - Ex-Portland businessman dies suddenly Saturday.

Portland, Indiana, January 7. --- John F. Leonhard, former Portland coal dealer, died at his home 10 miles northeast of this city Saturday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. He suffered a heart attack and died suddenly while feeding some stock in the barn.

The deceased was born in Noble township June 5, 1865, the son of Frederick and Christena (Augustine) Leonhard. He was united in marriage September 17, 1890 to Carrie Prillaman, who died May 5, 1906. On November 25, 1909 he was married to May (Butcher) Baker, who survives. Mr. Leonhard was engaged in farming his entire life with the exception of five years in Portland where he was engaged in the coal business.

Surviving besides the widow are a son, Fred Leonhard, of Minneapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Frederick Montgomery, of Bryant; five sisters, Mrs. J. V. Ashcraft and Mrs. Tillie Snyder of Portland; Mrs. Frank Reasoner of Muncie, Mrs. Clara Denney of Ft. Recovery and Mrs. Guy Reuter of Winchester; a brother, Al Leonhard of Ft. Recovery, and three grandchildren. Two daughters, Fern and Irma; two brothers, William and George; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Drake and Mrs. Ellston Adams, and a granddaughter, Margaret Ann, preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home for burial preparations and taken to the late residence Sunday evening. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Westchester church, northeast of Portland, in charge of Rev. J. O. Lewis of Marion, assisted by Rev. E. E. Plumbley, pastor. Interment will be made in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1940

Selvey rites to be this morning at White Chapel.

Funeral services for Samuel Selvey, 67, of near Shedville, who was killed Friday afternoon in an automobile-truck accident, will be conducted this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the White Chapel church in charge of Revs. Ruby Aurand and Claude Lykins. Burial will be in the Strong cemetery at Albany.

Friends may call at the Garland funeral home in Albany until time for the last rites.

Surviving are the widow, Lena, also injured in the accident and confined in Ball hospital in Muncie; one son, Homer Selvey of Albany; a stepson, Harold Connon of Albany; one brother, William Selvey of southeast of Albany, and a sister, Mrs. Effie Holloway of Illinois.

Mrs. Selvey suffered lacerations on the forehead, neck and wrist. Mr. Selvey suffered a broken neck and crushed chest.

The accident occurred two miles west of Shedville, the Selvey car and a Randolph county highway truck driven by William Mosier colliding at a road intersection.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1940

Woman dead at Ridgeville. - Mrs. Marietta Barker, 81, claimed by death; funeral Tuesday.

Mrs. Marietta Barker, 81, died at her home in Ridgeville Saturday afternoon, following an illness of two months.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Etta Morgan of Ridgeville; three sons, Frank of Ridgeville, George of Redkey and Bennie of Pennville; one sister, Mrs. Addie Stewart of Indianapolis; one brother, Alva Hunt of Hartford City; thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the White River church, near Winchester, in charge of Rev. George Addington. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body was removed from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville to the residence Sunday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 9, 1940

Services today for father of Union City woman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Mennonite church in Berne for C. C. Sprunger, 79, father of Mrs. M. A. Thomas, of Union City. Mr. Sprunger died Sunday following a series of paralytic strokes which began last March. A retired farmer, Mr. Sprunger spent most of his life in the Berne community. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. Survivors include the widow, Gertrude, and nine living children. Burial will be made in the Berne cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Rev. Lewis Paul, 68, well known pastor, is claimed by death.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 9. --- Rev. Lewis L. Paul, 68, widely-known minister of the Church of the Brethren, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, three miles southwest of Blountsville. He had occupied the pulpit of the Buck Creek church Sunday. Rev. Paul was widely-known in church circles in eastern Indiana.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Oyvind Paul of Blountsville, and Wayne Paul of near Modoc; eight daughters, Mrs. Elsie Nichols of Anderson, Mrs. Guyneth Price, at home; Miss Hildruth Paul of Logansport, Mrs. Lucy Conwell of Mooreland, Mrs. Nellie Felton of Blountsville, Mrs. Blanche Davis of Oregon City, O., Mrs. Gladys Boles of Anderson, and Mrs. Ethel Felton of La Habla, Cal.; nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Buck Creek Brethren church at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Rev. A. P. Musselman of Anderson, in charge. Burial will be Mooreland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Death claims John Smithson. - Heart trouble is fatal Tuesday morning near Farmland.

John Morris Smithson, 67, died Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock at his home, three miles northeast of Farmland, death being due to heart trouble.

Surviving are the wife, Clara; one daughter, Mrs. Dora Rust, of Jordan, Mich.; a grandson, Kedrick Rust, and four brothers, Ira Smithson of Farmland, Finley Smithson of near Farmland, William Smithson of Ridgeville, and Sater Smithson of California.

The body was removed to the Painter Funeral home at Ridgeville and will be returned to the residence this morning. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Hopewell church in charge of Rev. George E. Addington. Interment will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Charles Blackford dies in Richmond; funeral Thursday.

Richmond, Ind., Jan 9. --- Charles Blackford, 68, died Monday morning at his home 1034 North J street.

He leaves the widow, Rebekah; two daughters, Mrs. Garnet Gilbert, Pershing and Mrs. Irene Shaffer, Richmond; two sons, Ralph of Fort Wayne and Howard of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Rosella Patterson, Greenville, O.; Mrs. Josephine Bleakley, Covington, O.; and Mrs. Ruth Kaucher Union City, and William Blackford, Bluffton.

Funeral services will be held at the Doan & Son mortuary Thursday at 10:30 a. m. in charge of Captain Robb of the Salvation Army. Burial will be in Snell cemetery near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 11, 1940

Union City woman dies in Louisville; funeral Saturday.

Mrs. Frank W. Williams, 47, of 1108 West Pearl street, Union City, died at 3 a. m. Wednesday in the Jewish hospital in Louisville, Ky., following a heart attack.

Mrs. Williams, who came to Union City from Louisville four years ago following her marriage, was born in Meade county, Kentucky. He had been ill for about three weeks, and was removed to the hospital 10 days ago. Mr. Williams is a salesman for the International Dress company, of Louisville.

Surviving besides the husband, Frank, are two brothers and four sisters, all residents of Louisville.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon in the Manning Funeral home in Louisville. Burial will be made in the Cave Hill cemetery at Louisville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Fractured hip proves fatal. - Robert Pearsons dies in Union City hospital.

Robert D. Pearsons, 64, residing at 1011 West Hickory street, died at 11 o'clock last night in the Union City hospital where he had been confined for the past six weeks as a result of a fractured hip. Mrs. Pearsons is also in the Union City hospital with a fractured hip.

The deceased was born in Boston, Mass., and came to Union City 39 years ago. He had been employed by the Big 4 railroad as a freight clerk for the past 38 years and was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving besides the widow, Estelle, are two children, Herbert Pearsons and Irma Logan, both of Union City, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Hunt, of Essex, Conn.

Funeral services will probably be held Saturday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home in Union City following which the body will be removed to Essex, Conn. for burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Aged Jay Co. resident dies. - Clarinda E. Skinner expires at home southeast of Portland.

Portland, Indiana, January 11. --- Clarinda E. Skinner, 64, died at her home eight miles southeast of Portland in Pike township, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, death being due to heart trouble. She had been seriously ill since last Sunday.

The deceased was born in Jay county December 11, 18675, the daughter of Spencer and Joanna (Finch) Smith and had resided in Jay county her entire life with the exception of one and one-half years in Kansas and 25 years in Michigan. On January 7, 1899 she was united in marriage to Jack Skinner, who survives.

Other survivors include one son, Floyd Skinner, of Clare, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Dan Livingston, of Hendock, Mich.; Mrs. Paul Noack, of Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Albert Carroll, of Shepherd, Mich., and Virginia Skinner, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles West and Mrs. Myrtle Perden, of Lansing, Mich.; three brothers, James Smith, of Wayne township; Marion Smith, of New Jersey, and Ozro Smith, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Nelson, of Winchester, and Mrs. Ada Shepherd, of Three Oaks, Mich., and 14 grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Baird Funeral home for burial preparations and will be taken to the late residence Friday morning. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Sister of Union City man dies in Logansport.

Relatives in Union City received word yesterday of the death Wednesday evening in Logansport of Mrs. Nancy Pasley, 82. Mrs. Pasley had visited on numerous occasions in Union City.

Survivors include three children and Ira Vernon, a brother, and Ethel Sharitts, a niece, both of Union City. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Sled-Auto victim dies; funeral Sat.

Raymond Albert Arthur, 9, died at 5 a. m. Thursday in the Union City hospital from injuries received just 12 hours earlier when he let go the bumper of an automobile and coasted head first on his sled into the wheels of another machine.

Raymond, a third grade pupil in the Union City West Side schools, attended Sunday school at the Methodist church. He was born in Greensfork township, Randolph county, October 25, 1930. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arthur, 1129 West Oak street; two sisters, Mable Irene and Martha, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Arthur, of near Spartanburg, and the maternal grandfather, P. A. Brogg, residing near Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church, with Rev. Carl Adams officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 10 a. m. today, where friends may call.

Testimony of Leon Stump, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Stump, West Pearl street, Union City, presented Thursday before Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, and Charles Tritt, Union City West Side, chief of police, painted the following picture of events leading to Raymond's death:

Gibson Bickel, West Pearl street, driving east on Pearl stopped and ordered several children on sleds, holding on to his machine to get off. All complied, including Leon Stump, except Raymond Arthur. Just as the Bickel machine was about to pass the auto driven by James White, 19, 325 South State Line street, and headed west, the youth let go of the Bickel car bumper and his sled veered head-on into the front left wheel of the White machine. White, regardless of the snow-covered pavement, had no opportunity to stop or turn his machine, it was believed.

Young Arthur died; never regaining consciousness, of a fractured skull, shattered jaw and other injuries.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Connor rites on Saturday. - Well known Veterinarian dies in Winchester on Wednesday.

Funeral services for Dr. William W. Connor, 80, veterinarian at Farmland for 26 years, will be conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence. Burial will be in the Eden cemetery, near Pendleton.

Dr. Connor died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Eunice; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ruby, of Albany, N. Y., and one son, Jesse, of Pasadena, Cal.

The body will be removed from the Thornburg mortuary at Farmland to the residence some time today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1940

Fatal crash near Decatur. - Mrs. Gladys Teeple, 27, is the victim of accident; 2 others injured.

Decatur, Jan 11. --- Collision of two automobiles at an intersection of U. S. highway No. 224 and a county road, Wednesday claimed the life of Mrs. Gladys Teeple, 27, of Decatur, employed on a rural paper delivery route.

Mrs. Teeple died at the Adams County Memorial hospital, of a fractured skull, an hour after the machine she was driving collided with one operated by Harry Brewer, 51, of Delphi, Ind., about three miles east of here. Richard Fairchild, 16, of Decatur, who was riding with Mrs. Teeple, and William E. Funk, 28, of Kentland, Ind., passenger in the Brewer machine, were patients in the Adams county hospital today. The Fairchild boy suffered a serious fracture of the left arm and deep lacerations of the right foot. Funk was detained at the hospital for observation of a serious injury to his right leg. He also suffered multiple lacerations. Brewer escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1940

Union City native succumbs at Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Jan 12. --- Mrs. Mary V. Smith, widow of Claude H. Smith, former well-known electrical contractor, died at 5 o'clock last evening at her home, 1010 East Adams street, after a brief illness. She was born at Union City, but had been a resident of Muncie twenty-nine years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses and of Ben Hur Lodge No. 13.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emmitt Buis, Mrs. Lester Lockwood and Mrs. Oren Stark, all of Muncie; a brother, Frank Diniston of Union City, and seven grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1940

S. J. Warner victim automobile crash.

Samuel J. Warner, 42, of Greenville, R. F. D. 5, was almost instantly killed at 12:55 a. m. Saturday when he was pinned beneath his car which skidded from an ice-bound road one mile east of Englewood, Montgomery county.. Death resulted from a fractured skull.

Two other occupants of the car, Roscoe Floyd and Donald Neiswonger, both of Greenville, escaped with minor bruises.

The remains have been removed to the Stocker funeral home, 130 East Fourth street, Greenville, where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1940

Retired Union City business man passes away. - J. D. Lauder, city building donor, dies while reading paper.

Joseph D. Lauder, 80 year old retired harnessmaker, died about 2:30 p. m. Saturday while reading a newspaper in his favorite chair at his late residence, corner Hickory and North Union streets, Union City.

Mrs. Lauder, seated in the same room, was unaware of his death until she attempted to carry on a conversation with him and he failed to answer. Death was attributed to the infirmities incident to his advanced age.

Joseph Lauder made it possible for the Union City (Ind.) corporation to own its present city building and jail, facing on Columbia and Pearl streets, in a gift made three years ago. The son of a Scottish born harnessmaker, David D. Lauder, who died in Union City a few years ago, Joseph Lauder was born in Canada. Later he moved to Cincinnati, O., from where he came about 25 years ago to Union City. He retired from business several years ago when his health began to fail.

Mr. Lauder was an elder in the Union City Presbyterian church and a member of the Masonic order.

Immediate survivors include only the widow, Minnie, and a brother, George Lauder, Niagara Falls, N. Y.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the residence, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will be made in the city cemetery. The body was returned Sunday afternoon from the Morris Funeral service in Union City to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1940

Death claims M. Brellahan, ex-railroader. - Dies quietly during night; funeral to be Wednesday.

Death clamed Michael William Brellahan, 65, during the early hours Sunday as he slept in his bed at the residence of Miss Mary Brellahan, a sister, 210 Hickory street, Union City, where he had made his home for the past 12 years. He would have been 66 years of age on January 19.

Born in Bellefontaine, O., of native Irish parents, Michael and Margaret Cotter Brellahan, he came to Union City while still a young man. Pursuing several occupations, the chief of which was railroading, he left Union City to make his home in Baton Rouge, La. He returned to Union City about 12 years ago and since had made his residence with his sister. He attended the Bellefontaine schools and was a member of the Union City St. Marys church.

Survivors include two children, Edward B. Brellahan, Fayetteville, W. Va., and Mrs. Robert Marler, Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Miss Mary Brellahan, Union City and one brother, Frank Brellahan, North street, Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Fr. T. J. Hammes officiating. Burial will be made at Bellefontaine. The Brooks Funeral home in Union City is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1940

Bank founder dead at Lynn. - Daniel Hecker, 74, dies at home Saturday; funeral Tuesday.

Daniel Hecker, 74, who with a brother, Samuel, founded the Lynn Citizens Banking company in 1892, died at his Lynn home, Saturday night.

After serving as cashier of the bank for a number of years he moved to Indianapolis where he was affiliated with the Aetna Trust company before moving to Lakeville, Ohio. He returned to Lynn in the fall of 1928 and although not active in the bank, was one of its directors.

Survivors include the widow, Ella; a brother, Chris, of Waldo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Swithermuth and Mrs. Elizabeth Almondinger, both of Waldo; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Lynn Methodist church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. The body will lie in state from 12:30 to 1:30 at the church after which the casket will be closed.

Friends may call at the Hecker home, where the body will be removed today from the Thomas mortuary, after 6 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 16, 1940

Mercer County woman is dead. - Mrs. Clara Lennartz, 79, victim of pneumonia; week after stroke.

Mrs. Clara Lennartz died Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock at her home in St. Peter, Ohio. She had been ill one week with paralysis and pneumonia.

Mrs. Lennartz was born October 15, 1860, in Cincinnati, daughter of Henry and Clara Fruelling Ronnebrum, being 72 years and three months of age at death. She was married to Gustar Lennartz June 19, 57 years ago at St. Sebastian, Ohio.

Surviving are the husband; three sons, Henry, William and Ben, all of near Fort Recovery; one daughter, Mrs. August Link, of near St. Henry; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Schmittmeyer, of Celina, and Mrs. Kate Puthoff, of Coffeyville, Kans., and seventeen grandchildren. Three daughters, three brothers and two sisters are deceased. She was a member of the St. Peter Catholic church and the Christian Mothers sodality.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Peters church with burial in the church cemetery. Solemn high mass will be said by Fathers Vincent Mulnch, Ivo Weis and Ernest Hefele.

The body was returned to the residence from the Mays funeral home, Fort Recovery, Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 17, 1940

Death claims Andrew Thrash. - Aged farmer dies at his home east of Ridgeville.

Andrew J. Thrash, 72 year old farmer, died at his home six miles east of Ridgeville Tuesday noon, after a lingering illness of four years. He had been a lifelong resident of the Ridgeville community and was the last surviving member of the family of Isaac and Elizabeth Rarick Thrash.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence this noon where friends are invited to call at anytime. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. R. A. Walling, assisted by Rev. W. O. Power. Interment will be made in the Ritenour cemetery.

Surviving besides the widow, Esther, is a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Evans, of Pennville, and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 18, 1940

Died --- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mangas, Tom Mason and mother Mrs. J B. Mason have returned to heir homes here from Scranton, Pa., after attending the funeral of Richard J. Mason, 48, a brother and son. He was a World War veteran. Richard, better known as Dick, died January 5, at the Naval hospital in Philadelphia, where he had been a patient for several weeks. Having enlisted in Chicago, he was among the first to enter the War. He was stationed at Camp tobyhanna, near Scranton, before ging to Europe. He served in England, France and Germany while overseas. He was united in marriage to Miss Dorothy Martin, of Scranton, with whom he had lived for the past 20 years in that city. He is survived by the father and mother, brothers and sisters and the widow, Dorothy. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, in Scranton, with the American Legion in charge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 19, 1940

Aged Portland resident dies. - Nancy C. Shaneyfelt, 79, dies at hospital; last rites Saturday.

Portland, Indiana, Jan 18. --- Nancy C. Shaneyfelt, 79, of West North street died Wednesday night at 10:20 o'clock at the Jay county hospital where she was taken Tuesday morning for medical treatment. Death was due to complications and infirmities.

Mrs. Shaneyfelt was born May 8, 1860, in Jay county, daughter of Lewis and Harriet Bickel Loy. On June 2, 1879, she was married to Daniel Shaneyfelt, who survives with five children: Harriett, wife of Thomas Trueblood of Portland; Daniel Shaneyfelt of Lima, Ohio; John Shaneyfelt of Union City; Adam of Portland and Gertrude, wife of B. W. Goraline of Mendon, Mich.; twenty grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers, George Loy of west of Fort Recovery, Frank Loy of near Pennville and John Loy of Portland. Two sons, five daughters, and one brother are deceased.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home , prepared for burial and taken to the home of the son, Adam, 630 North Western avenue, Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Portland United Brethren church with Rev. J. H. Nall, pastor, in charge. Burial will be made in the Antioch cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 19, 1940

Death claims Alice Augburn. - Aged woman expires at her home east of Redkey.

Mrs. Alice Margaret Augburn, 73 years of age, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Wright, six miles southeast of Redkey, early Thursday morning.

Surviving besides the daughter are three sisters, Carey Jarret and Roxxy Carmon, of Lynn. and Mary Cochran, of Upland; one brother, Charles Kimel, of Missouri, a granddaughter and two great granddaughters.

The body will lie in state at the Jones Mortuary at Redkey until time for the funeral services which will be conducted at the Maxville church, southeast of Redkey, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Maxville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1940

Caupp funeral to be Tuesday. - Union City woman dies following surgery in Dayton, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Presbyterian church for Mrs. Daniel N. Caupp, 51, who died Saturday at 6:50 p. m. in the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, O., following surgery performed a few days earlier. Mrs. Caupp, who had been in failing health for an extended period of time, was removed to the hospital from her home, 218 South Howard street, Union City, about two weeks ago.

Mrs. Caupp was born near Gaston in Delaware county, Ind., August 20, 1888, Nettie E. Sites, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sites. She was united in marriage October 20, 1906, near North Salem, Ind. to Daniel N. Caupp. She had been a resident of Union City for more than 20 years, where Mr. Caupp is proprietor of the Caupp Variety store. Mrs. Caupp was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons, Dale, 24, Paul, 21, and Eugene, 16, all at home; one brother, Ora B. Sites, of near Union City; and six sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Elliston, Mrs. Carl Reish and Mrs. Rheba Houseman, all of Union City; Mrs. W. C. Castle, of Indianapolis; Mrs. David Bollinger, of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Minnie Rife, of Dowagiac, Mich. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, with Rev. Forbes Robertson assisting. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral home, Union City, from where the body will be removed at noon today to the residence on South Howard street where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1940

Maggie Abel passes away. - Prominent Winchester woman claimed by death Sunday.

Mrs. Maggie Abel, 65, widow of the late Henry Abel, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock at her home on West Franklin street in Winchester after a lingering illness.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sue Ford of Zanesville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Herman and Robert; two sisters, Miss Kate Bechtel of Portland and Mrs. R. P. Jones of Los Angeles, Cal.; and two brothers, Henry Bechtel of Portland and Tony Bechtel of Galion, Ohio.

Mrs. Abel was a prominent member of the Methodist church and the Sunshine club.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers funeral home in Winchester in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase of Winchester and Rev. Barth of Union City. Burial will be made in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1940

Death claims Nicholas Kabel. - Dies suddenly Monday while on a visit in Huntsville.

Nicholas Kabel, 53, whose home was near Huntsville, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock while calling at the home of S. A. Botkin at Huntsville. His death is thought to have followed a heart attack.

Survivors include one son, Troy Kabel of Winchester, one grandson, Robert Kabel and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and will be removed to the home of the son, 445 South Meridian street, Winchester, this afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Huntsville Methodist church Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Robert Gorrell in charge. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

Mr. Kabel was a well known farmer and one of the most extensive land owner in Randolph county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1940

Palestine resident dies at daughter's home east of Union City.

David Howard Baker, 79, died at 2:15 a. m. (EST) Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Manning, three miles east of Union City on the Wenrick pike. Mr. Baker's residence was at Palestine, O. He had been ill for about one week from uremic poisoning.

The survivors include the following children: Mrs. Harry Manning, at whose home he died; Mrs. D. L. Spencer of Palestine, O.; George Baker of Richmond; Orville E. Baker of Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

The body will be returned to Palestine where funeral services will be conducted at the Palestine Christian church Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be made at Palestine.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1940

Mrs. Clure remains to be returned to Union City for burial.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. in the Union City cemetery for Mrs. Della Clure, about 73, who died Saturday in Columbus, O., following an illness of several months. Mrs. Clure, widow of Dr. T. R. Clure, was a native of Union City but had spent most of her life in Columbus. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Winsor Wiggs. She attended the Union City schools.

Survivors include two children, Raymond Clure, of San Francisco, Cal., and Mrs. Florence LeMonde, of Columbus, O., and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Johnson, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1940

Gegnar rites on Thursday. - Aged Ridgeville woman expires at home of nephew.

Florence Viola Gegnar, 64, widow of Charles Gegnar, died at her home in Ridgeville Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville for burial preparation where it will remain until the hour of the services.

Rites will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Middleton chapel in charge of Rev. W. O. Power with burial in the Ritenour cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, John and Abe Renbarger, of near Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. William Malott, of near Ridgeville and Mrs. Lottie Hudson, of near Portland. The deceased had spent the past 10 years at the home of her nephew, Howard Malott.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1940

Mrs. Margaret Nearon is dead. - Was lifelong resident of Jay County; funeral 2 p. m. Thursday.

Portland, Indiana, January 23. --- Margaret A. Nearon, 53, died at midnight Monday at her farm home seven miles east of Portland. She suffered from heart trouble for the past five years and her condition became serious one week ago.

Born in Noble township August 1, 1886, daughter of Hiram and Sarah (Houdeschell) Teeters, she had resided in Jay county all her life. On April 23, 1913, she was married to Jess Nearon, who survives with two daughters, Mildren and Marcell, at home; one son, Bernard, at home; the father, of Noble township; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Miller of Noble township and Mrs. Leonard Penrod of Portland; six brothers, Homer, of Noble township, Orville of Sturgis, Mich., Elmer of Spartanburg, Russel of Midland, Mich., Fred of Detroit and Glenn of Fort Recovery. Two sons are deceased.

Funeral services will be held from the Bellefontaine church with Rev. B. H. Spratt in charge, assisted by Rev. E. E. Plumley. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

The body was removed from the Baird funeral home to the residence this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1940

Maxine Berry passes away. - Young mother dies at her home in Spartanburg Tuesday.

Mrs. Maxine Berry, 21, passed away at her home in Spartanburg after a lingering illness, about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

She is survived by the husband, Bruce Berry; a daughter, Marica Ann; the father, Charles T. Jones, Palestine, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Shank, Palestine; Mrs. James McClelland, Versailles, Ohio, and Miss Luella Jones, Palestine; three brothers, Charles Jones, Union City, Ohio; Bobby and John, at home, and several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at the home in Spartanburg Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The minister and burial place will be announced later.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and will be returned to the home in Spartanburg this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, where friends may call

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 26, 1940

Wiley funeral this afternoon. - Parker resident dies at the home of son near Muncie.

Aden Augustus Wiley, 82, a resident of Parker for about twenty-five years, died at 2 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of his son, Charles H. Wiley, two and one-half miles north of Muncie. He was stricken ill with influenza shortly after he went to visit the son recently.

Besides the son, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Martha Freeman, of Parker; nine grandchildren and one brother, H. Woodard Wiley, of Dayton, Ohio.

Rev. C. E. Lykins will conduct the funeral services at the Perry mortuary in Parker at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 26, 1940

Death claims Marion Ohler. - Lingering illness fatal to Winchester man Thursday morning.

Marion Ohler, 68, of Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday at 6 a. m., following a lingering illness. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Vance Eisenhour, and one granddaughter, Wyonne, of Winchester; one brother, Calvin Ohler of Union City and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Austerman and Mrs. Pete Hoover, both of Union City.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparations, and will be taken to the home of the daughter, 410 Thompson street, Winchester, Thursday evening, where friends may call.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. John Watson of Harrisville, assisted by Rev. Herbert Boase, in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 26, 1940

Former Union City woman, Mrs. H. Derbyshire, dies in Indianapolis.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Thursday at 1 p. m. in the St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis, of Mrs. Harry Derbyshire, 34. Mrs. Derbyshire, before her marriage, was Miss Pauline Klem, of Union City.

She was born near Union City, attended the St. Mary's parochial school and the West Side high school in Union City (1924 Graduate), and the St. Theresa Music school in Minnesota. Later, she worked for a number of years in the Kirshbaum store. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church.

Survivors include the husband, Harry; a daughter, Harriett Ann, 2; her mother, Mrs. Carl Bailey, of Indianapolis; grandmother, Mrs. Julia Klem, of Indianapolis; a sister, Frances Klem, and a brother Robert Klem, both of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted in Peru. Definite arrangements have not as yet been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 27, 1940

Heart attack proves fatal. - Ella McConocha dies suddenly at home in Ridgeville.

Mrs. Ella McConocha, 76, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Ridgeville early Friday morning. Although in failing health for sometime, death was unexpected.

The deceased was the daughter of William and Hannah (Geiser) Wentz. She was for many years a prominent Jay county citizen. The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville and will be returned to the family residence, where friends may call any time. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the family home, with the Rev. W. O. Power officiating. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery in Portland.

Survivors are the husband, Willard; two sons, Roy of Dayton and Roe of Ridgeville; three grandchildren; three brothers, W. G. Wentz of Kokomo, C. C. Wentz of near Portland, and E. R. Wentz of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. G. O. Hopper of Muncie and Mrs. J. O. Carpenter of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 27, 1940

Aged resident of Redkey dies. - William Appenzeller, 76, dies at his home last night.

William M. Appenzeller, 76, prominent Redkey citizen, died last night at his home. He was owner of the Appenzeller department store at Redkey until one year ago, when he turned it over to his son, Harry. He originally came to Redkey in 1892 from Findley, Ohio.

Surviving are the widow, Helen; one son, Harry; a daughter, Hellen Stricker, of Detroit; one step-daughter, Bonnie DeBaum, of Wichita, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Emma Ford of Arlington, Ohio, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jones funeral home at Redkey in charge of Rev. Morris. Interment in Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey. The body will be removed to the residence from the funeral home this afternoon and will be taken back to the mortuary at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon to lie in state one hour.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 27, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Eugene C. Hamilton, of Parker dies at home of sister.

Eugene C. Hamilton, 71, formerly of Muncie, but a resident of Parker for the past 10 years, died at the home of his sister, Miss Fannie Hamilton, in Parker yesterday evening after a lingering illness.

Besides the sister, he is survived by four brothers, Tod, of Parker; William E., of Cicero, Ind.; Joseph A., of Winchester and Roy, of Parker.

The body was removed to the Perry funeral home in Parker for burial preparation and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 27, 1940

Former Darke Co. minister dies at Union; rites Sunday.

William Minnich, 71, minister, teacher and retired farmer, died Thursday morning at Union, O., following a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been an invalid for several years.

Born in Darke county, east of Hillgrove, O., Mr. Minnich attended the McClure school and later was minister of the Church of the Brethren in that neighborhood.

Survivors include three sons, David and Harold, of Dayton, O., and Robert of Hamilton, O.; two brothers, Jess of Hershey, Pa.., and Ezra Minnich, of Los Angeles; and three nephews in the Union City vicinity, Levi Minnich, Earl Minnich and A. J. Minnich.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) in the Salem church near Phillipsburg, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 29, 1940

Mrs. Malinda Hindsley rites today; Jackson Twp. native.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Lisbon church for Mrs. Malinda Ann Hindsley, 90, native and livelong resident of Jackson township, Randolph county. Mrs. Hindsley died at her late residence, Union City R. F. D. 1, five miles northwest of Union City, at 2:30 a. m. Saturday following a week's serious illness.

She was born Malinda Noffsinger, daughter of Absalom and Elizabeth Johnson Noffsinger, in the community where she spent all of her life. She was the youngest of a family of seven children, all of whom have preceded her to the spirit world. Her father died when she was a few months old, and her mother later married Edward Johnson, and in this new home she grew to womanhood. She attended the old Mt. Holly school in Jackson township and was a devout member of the Lisbon church. She observed her ninetieth birthday anniversary on November 17, 1939. On Sunday, two days later, the occasion was honored with a huge family dinner at her home. She was united in marriage to Rufus G. Hindsley, who died on February 29, 1936. Seven children were born to this union.

Survivors include six children; Alva C. Hindsley,of Indianapolis; Orvah L. Hindsley, Union City postmaster; Mrs. Dessie Sharp, of Modoc; Mrs. Esta DeBolt, residing northwest of Union City; Mrs. Samuel Brooks, at home, and Mrs. Charles Simmons, Union City; one half-sister, Mrs. William King, residing three miles northwest of Union City; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. One daughter, Lottie, died November 17, 1892 at the age of two years.

Rev. R. S. Grubb, of Converse, will officiate at the funeral services. Burial will be made in the Lisbon cemetery. The remains were returned Saturday evening from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 29, 1940

Darke Co. native dies; funeral Tuesday.

Mrs. Clara Weisner, 82, widow of Frank Weisner, died at the home of a sister, two miles west of Coletown, O., Sunday at 3 a. m. (EST) following an extended illness.

A native of Darke county, Mrs. Weisner had spent most of her life in the Coletown community. Survivors include Mrs. Laura Bickel, the sister at whose home she died; Samuel Cox, a brother, and Mrs. Mose DeHuff, both residing near Coletown. She was a member of the Coletown Christian church where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST).

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Death takes Mrs. Whipple. - Suffered stroke week ago; funeral services to be held Thursday.

Portland, Indiana, Jan. 30. --- Mrs. Christiana H. Whipple, 78, widow of Stephen A. D. Whipple, prominent Portland attorney, died at 10:55 p. m. Monday at the Jay County hospital where she had been in an unconscious condition since she suffered a stroke of apoplexy one week ago.

Mrs. Whipple was born in Ward township, Randolph county, September 26, 1861, daughter of David S. and Mary Whitenack Harker. She was married to Mr. Whipple on April 1, 1880 and Portland had since been her home. Mr. Whipple died June 9, 1923.

Surviving are three sons, John K. and Attorney Ted Whipple of Portland and Blaine Whipple of Huntington, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. John Lutz of Greenville, Mich.; Mrs. A. G. McFarland of Taft, Cal., and Mrs. Alice Cunningham of Bakersfield, Cal.; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. E. J. Wickersham, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. H. T. Neve, pastor of the Lutheran church. Burial will be made in Green Park cemetery.

The body will remain at the Baird funeral home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Noah Rickert passes away. - Resident of Randolph County dies at Bluffton hospital.

Portland, Indiana, Jan. 30. --- Noah Rickert, prominent farmer of Jackson township, Randolph county, died this morning at 11:10 at the Wells county hospital at Bluffton, where he had been for the last two weeks following an operation. He had been in ill health approximately a year.

The deceased was born in Randolph count, September 10, 1863, the son of George and Elizabeth Weimer Rickert, being 76 years, 4 months and 20 days of age at the time of his death On September 4, 1890 he was united in marriage to Emma Smiley, who survives. They would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on September 4 of this year.

Other survivors include three sons, Chalmer Rickert of northeast of Saratoga, Harold A. Rickert of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Lola, wife of Albert E. Zimmerman, of Ridgeville and Mrs. Edith, wife of Ruben Hime, of near Saratoga; one brother Samuel C. Rickert, of northeast of Saratoga; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Saratoga U. B. church in charge of Rev. D. R. Lusk. Interment in Weimer cemetery, north of Saratoga. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence Wednesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1940

Former resident dies in Chicago; burial is Friday.

Benjamin Jackson, 78, former Randolph county farmer and Winchester grocer, is dead in Chicago, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Thursday. The body will be taken to the Dean funeral home in Richmond, where it will remain until Friday morning.

Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery, with graveside services at 10 a. m.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (the former Celina Harris) lived on a farm near Huntsville for several years before moving to Winchester where the former was in the grocery business. Mrs. Jackson is deceased.

Surviving are two children, Archie, of Chicago, and Gladys, of Libertyville, Ill., both graduates of Winchester high school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 2, 1940

Union City native dies suddenly in Tulsa, Okla. - Mrs. S. M. Briscoe to be buried in Hartford City.

Word has been received in Union City of the sudden death at 6 p. m. Wednesday of Mrs. S. M. Briscoe at her late home in Tulsa, Okla.

Mrs. Briscoe was born Etta Smith in Union City the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dye Smith. She was graduated from the Union City West Side schools (an 1884 high school graduate) and was a member of the Presbyterian church. She was united in marriage with Samuel Briscoe. About 40 years ago they left Union City to make their home in Hartford City from where they later went to Oklahoma. Mr. Briscoe is interested in the oil business in Tulsa.

Included among the survivors are the husband, Samuel; a niece, Miss Adeline Smith, of Union City; and Mrs. H. D. Fitzgerald, a cousin, Union City.

In December, 1939, Mr. and Mrs. Briscoe came to Union City to make their home with Miss Adeline Smith. They had returned to Tulsa about three weeks ago. Miss Smith left for Tulsa Tuesday upon hearing of the illness of Mrs. Briscoe.

Graveside funeral services will be held in the Hartford City cemetery Saturday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 2, 1940

Death claims Annetta Gibbs. - Aged Winchester woman expires; funeral is Saturday.

Annetta Gibbs, 88, a resident of Deerfield, died at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Hamilton Hines of Ridgeville, Lucinda Hines of Union City and Mrs. Orphelia Woodring of Saratoga and three grandchildren, Lushie Bisel of Deerfield, Charles Bisel of Anchorage, Alaska, and Hazel Bisel of Portland.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the W. T. Middleton chapel in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. W. O. Power. Interment in Deerfield cemetery. The body was removed to the W. T. Middleton funeral home for burial preparations and will remain there until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 3, 1940

Elmer Williamson, 59, is suicide victim. - Body of Union City man found in kitchen.

Despondent because of ill health following a recent nervous breakdown, Elmer Calvin Williamson, 59, committed suicide Friday night at his home, 823 West Division street, Union City, where he lived alone.

Union City West Side night officer, Harry Hueber and James Ruby, who had been asked to assist in a search for Mr. Williamson, found his body prone on the kitchen floor after forcing entrance to the residence. It was believed that he had taken his life sometime between 6:30 p. m. and 10 p. m. by placing a shotgun under his chin and then discharging the weapon with the bare big toe on his right foot. The charge struck him squarely in the head. Dr. Lowell Painter, Randolph county coroner, was immediately called.

Mr. Williamson was born in Wayne township, Randolph county, and had spent all but about two years of his life in the Union City community where he farmed. He attended the Wayne township school. He was the son of Luther Calvin and Sarah Bowman Williamson.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Wenger, Union City; one brother, Milton Williamson, Union City, and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Chattin, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. Ira Hamilton, Greenville, O., and Mrs. James Farley, Anderson.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City.

(Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. on Monday under the direction of Rev. Ben Holroyd. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 3, 1940

Former Union City man dies Suddenly; rites at Marion, O.

Word was received Friday from Miss Jennie K. Simonton, of Seymour, telling of the sudden death Thursday of her father. Mr. Simonton had been ill from pneumonia only a few days. Survivors include Mrs. Grace Burr and Miss Jennie Simonton, daughters, both at home. The family will be remembered as residents of Union City for many years when Miss Simonton was manager of the Union City Western Union office. She was transferred to Seymour in April, 1938, when the local Western Union office was moved to the Interstate Telephone company office. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Curtis Funeral home at Marion, O., where burial will be made.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 3, 1940

S. Clarkson Puckett, former County Treasurer, is dead.

S. Clarkson Puckett, 79, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Pursley, in Farmland about 8 o'clock last night after a lingering illness.

Puckett was well known in Randolph county having been a lifelong resident of the county and active in public life. He was born near Buena Vista and later moved to Stoney Creek township near Farmland. In 1909 he was elected trustee of Stoney Creek township and served in that capacity until 1915. The present school building at Stoney Creek was built under his administration. In 1931 he moved to Winchester and in 1934 he was elected treasurer of Randolph county. He served as treasurer of the county until 1938 when he retired to Farmland, taking up his abode with his daughter, at whose home he died.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Pursley, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Medford Stultz, Coshocton, Ohio, and four grandchildren, two brothers, Elijah Puckett and Chester Puckett, both of near Winchester.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation and funeral services will be held from the funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be in charge of Rev. Lyle Case. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Thelma Benham passes away. - Young woman expires at home of brother in Richmond.

Thelma (Harlan) Benham, 21, died suddenly Sunday at 2 o'clock at the home of a brother at 115 South Ninth street, Richmond. Death was due to a heart ailment.

Surviving are the husband, Thomas, Jr.; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harlan; one sister, Mrs. Abner Flatter, and one brother, Howard Harlan, all of Richmond, and a niece, Barbara, of Centerville.

She had been employed at the Dee beauty shop in Richmond and was a member of the Second Presbyterian church and Ben-Hur lodge at Richmond.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparations and will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Flatter, at 715 North 10th street in Richmond about 5 o'clock Monday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later

(Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 2:00 o'clock at the Second Presbyterian church in Richmond in charge of Rev. John E. Jones. Burial was made in the Earlham cemetery.).

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Aged woman passes away. - Mrs. Catherine Funk, 80, is claimed by death Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Catherine Funk, 80, widow of the late Henry Funk, died at her home near Bartonia, six miles southeast of Winchester, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Funk resided in Winchester for several years. She was born at Hagerstown.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mary Sickles, Mrs. Susie Smith and Mrs. Amanda Williams, all of near Winchester, Miss Alice Funk of Austin and Mrs. Grace Washburn of Detroit, Mich.; four sons, Joe Funk of Carlos, Charles, Frank and Harry all of near Winchester; 42 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main street Church of Christ, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. O. C. Bogue will officiate, assisted by Rev. Raymond Harris. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Darke County farmer heart attack victim. - Services today in Union City for Edgar Woodbury.

Edgar N. Woodbury, 72, Darke county farmer, died at 3:30 a. m. Saturday at his late home, one and on-half miles northwest of Greenville, O., from the effects of a heart attack. He had arisen and his wife told him it was too early to get up. He returned to bed and quietly ceased breathing. Although in failing health for the past three years, he had worked as usual Friday.

Mr. Woodbury was one of 16 children born to Edkin and Elizabeth Woodbury, south of Union City near the end of the State Line road. He had followed farming as an occupation on the John Frank farm, south of Union City, for 28 years. He moved to his last residence about 27 years ago. He formerly attended the South Salem church and was a well known musician. He had been a member of the South Salem band for 10 years and of the Union City band for 30 years.

Survivors include the widow, Nicola; one daughter, Mrs. William Holzfaster, of Dayton, O.; two sons, William and Eugene, of Greenville, O.; five grandsons, two granddaughters, two great grandchildren. One grandson, Robert Woodbury, resided with him of late years and had operated the farm. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Williams, West Pearl street, Union City, mother of Bernie B. Williams, West Side city clerk, and Mrs. Ollie Jaqua of Muncie.

The remains have been removed to the Fraze funeral home, Union City, where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Union City woman dies suddenly; funeral Tuesday. - Heart ailment fatal; was recovering from broken hip.

Mrs. Amos Detamore, 65, died at 9 p. m. Saturday at her late residence, 202 North Walnut street, Union City, O., following a sudden heart ailment. She had sustained a fractured hip three weeks ago, and it was thought that she was recovering.

Mrs. Detamore was born Ida May Oswalt, daughter of Isaac and Mary Keller Oswalt, Jackson township, Darke county, Ohio. She attended the Jackson township schools and was a devout member of the Union City United Brethren church. Mrs. Detamore was a life long resident of Darke county.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Carter, of Union City, and Mrs. Lester Caupp, of Muncie, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Brinkman, of Dunkirk, and Mrs. Bertha Foster, of Landis, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Union City United Brethren church with Rev. Ira Clark, assisted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick, officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The body was returned Sunday evening from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Death claims Mary Shirley. - Aged resident of Dunkirk dies in Ball Hospital, Muncie.

Mrs. Mary Alice Shirley, 68, residing on East Washington street in Dunkirk, died at the Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock following an illness of several weeks.

Surviving are the husband, Noah; four sons, William and Fred Tharp of Marion, Oscar Shirley of Redkey and Harley Shirley of Hammond and two daughters, Mrs. Ella June Pearson of Marion and Mrs. Lola Stewart, of South Bend.

The body was removed to the Jones funeral home at Dunkirk and taken to the late home Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Main Street Methodist church in Dunkirk in charge of Rev. C. O. Johnson. Interment at Marion.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Wife of Montpelier manufacturer dies.

Montpelier, Ind., Feb. 4. --- Mrs. Agatha P. Mattson, 68, wife of Willard N. Mattson, Montpelier glove manufacturer, died Friday at her home, 266 South Jefferson street, following a few days' illness from septicemia, an infection resulting from an abscess. Survivors are the husband, two sons, C. Willard Mattson and Warren Mattson, both in the glove business here; a daughter, Mrs. Jane M. Waterbury, of Park Ridge, Ill., and a sister who lives in Chicago. (Montpelier is in Blackford Co.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1940

Van Skyock Infant Dies of Ruptured Appendix Sunday.

Thomas Harrison Van Skyock, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Van Skyock, 931 West Oak street, Union City, died at 2:45 a. m. Sunday in the Union City hospital. Death was attributed to a ruptured appendix prior to surgery performed Thursday.

Survivors include a brother, Gary, 14 months and the parents.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Union City United Brethren church, with Rev. Alven Royer officiating, assisted by Rev. L. G. Ludwick. Burial will be made in the church cemetery, north of Union City.

The body will be returned this evening from the Brooks funeral home in Union City, to the residence on West Oak street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1940

Hattie Sipe passes away. - Randolph County woman expires on her birthday.

Hattie Sipe died on her birthday Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home two and one-half miles northeast of Saratoga of infirmities of age and complications.

The deceased was born February 5, 1859 to Benjamin and Marietta Strait Murphy near Ansonia, Ohio, and on October 5, 1876 was united in marriage to Franklin P. Sipe who preceded her in death December 11, 1927. She had lived on the farm where she died since her marriage in 1876 and was the surviving member of her family. On October 8, 1926 she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Surviving are five sons, Virgil Sipe on the home place northeast of Saratoga, William O. Sipe of Union City, Ind., Dora F. Sipe of Greenville, Ohio, Lawrence F. Sipe, of Union City, Ind. and Russel Sipe of east of Saratoga, Ind.; one daughter, Hazel, wife of Frank Clear, of West Arch street, Portland; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her husband, two daughters, four sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Saratoga M. E. church in charge of Rev. D. R. Lusk, pastor of the Saratoga U. B. church assisted by Rev. H. T. Miller, pastor of the Saratoga Methodist church. Interment in Ritenour cemetery at Deerfield. The body was removed to the Williamson and Son funeral home, Portland for burial preparations and will be taken to the late home this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1940

Elnora Petro passes away. - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Modoc church.

Elnora Petro, 32, died Monday morning at 7 o'clock at her home four miles south of Salamonia following a year's illness of heart trouble. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Modoc U. B. church. Burial will be made in the Riverside cemetery near Modoc.

She was born November 22, 1907, in Randolph county, the daughter of Noah and Myrtle (Thornburg) Petro. Surviving are the parents; two children, Joe and Wanda Lou; two brothers, Harold and Robert Petro, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Chester Bailey, Mrs. Fred Lord, Mrs. Robert Waldo and Mrs. G. J. Patty of Parker.

The body was taken to the Baird funeral home, Portland, to be prepared for burial and will be returned to the residence this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1940

D. E. Bell, 72, dies at Albany.

Albany, Ind., Feb. 5. --- Drummond E. Bell, 72, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his son, William Bell, in Albany, following a week's illness. He is survived by another son, Rollie Bell at Birmingham, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Hooker, of Indianapolis; two grandsons and six granddaughters. The body was removed to the Garland mortuary, but will be returned to the son's home, where friends may call, this morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at White Chapel Methodist church by the Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Strong cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1940

Mrs. Ida Mae Milligan dies. - Funeral services to be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday.

Portland, Indiana, Feb. 6. --- Ida Mae Milligan of four miles southeast of Portland died Monday night at 10:30 o'clock at the age of 59 in the Jay County hospital of diabetes from which she had been ill the past eight weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. Elzeyof Osalan. Burial will be made in Gravel Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Milligan was born May 16, 1880 in Darke county, Ohio, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Phillips) Michael. On March 18, 1899, she was married to Wilson H. Milligan, who survives.

Other survivors are three sons, Homer and Ralph, at home and Milo of Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Virginia Milligan; one brother, Frank Michael of Bearcreek township; three sisters, Mrs. Taylor Avey of Jackson township; Mrs. Roy Jellison of Lorainne, Ohio, and Mrs. Lodema White of Geneva.

The body was removed to the residence from the Baird funeral home Tuesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1940

Death claims Charles Ward, veteran printer, publisher.

Charles E. Ward, 82, veteran printer and publisher, died at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday in the Union City hospital following a serious illness of less than two weeks. Retired only since 1934, he came to Union City from Saratoga about 15 years ago.

He resided at 115 South street, Union City, from where he was taken Monday evening to the Union City hospital.

Mr. Ward started the Buckeye Gazette in Union City, O., in 1925, and later moved the pater to 117 North Columbia street, changing the name to the Hub City Gazette. He sold the paper in 1934 to the Gazette Publishing company.

He was born in Wilmington, O., May 22, 1857. While still a boy he moved with his parents to Converse, Ind., where he attended school. It is difficult to say where his newspaper and printing training first began, but at one time he worked on the Greenville Advocate, Greenville, O., later went to Lynn where he published a paper. Still later, he moved to Hollansburg, O., and from there to Saratoga, publishing and printing in both communities.

Mr. Ward was a member of the Christian church, a confirmed Democrat, able orator and writer. He had published his own book of poems.

Survivors include the widow, Jesse, and the following children, all born of a previous marriage: Mrs. Frank Coulter, of Richmond; S. D. Ward, residence unknown; Mrs. John Midling, Chicago; Mrs. J. A. Comstock, Richmond, and Roger Ward, Bradford, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home, with Rev. Carl Adams officiating. The remains will be removed to Muncie for cremation. The ashes will be buried in the Arba cemetery near Spartanburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1940

Mary Coblentz passes away. - Services for mother of 15 to be held Friday.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Coblentz, 90, widow of Normand Coblentz, died at her late residence, 124 Caroline street, Union City, at 12:05 a. m. Wednesday following a serious illness of about one month.

Mrs. Coblentz was born in Muncie, Delaware county where the Muncie Home hospital now stands, August 13, 1849. She was the daughter of Thomas and Candis Sutton. On December 24, 1863, she was united in marriage to Norman Coblentz. The union was blessed with fifteen children 14 of this number successfully raised to manhood and womanhood. One daughter, Sarah Jane, died in infancy. The deceased was a member of the Lisbon church, northwest of Union City.

Survivors include 11 children of her family of 15, Mrs. Alva Hampshire, John Coblentz and Harry Coblentz, all of Union City; Charles Coblentz, Darke county; Norman Austin Coblentz of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Nathan K. Coblentz, Greenville, O.; Mrs. Martha Mock, Redkey; Mrs. Lilly Midlam, Redkey; Jessie Coblentz, south of Hillgrove, O.; Mrs. Ola Penrod, of Bluffton, and Mrs. Emma Cain, of Carning, California. Children deceased are Thomas Coblentz, Miss Sara Jane Coblentz, William Coblentz, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mock. Also surviving are 36 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Her husband, four children and one great grandchild preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the Lisbon church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed this evening from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

(The above corrected from a later published obituary on Feb. 16th.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1940

Roy D. James dies Wednesday at his home near Ridgeville.

Roy D. James, 63, Randolph county farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at his country home three miles southwest of Ridgeville. The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Surviving are the widow, Daisy; two sons, Basil of Albany and Orville of near Ridgeville; one sister and six grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1940

Fred J. Carr dies at Richmond home.

Richmond, Ind., Feb. 7. --- Fred J. Carr, retired Richmond manufacturing executive, died at his home here Tuesday. He was 72 years old. He held positions with the Hoosier Drill Company, the American Feeding Machine Company and the International Harvester Company. He was a native of Butler county, Ohio. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Strayer of Lafayette; two sisters, Miss Alice Catherine Carr of Chicago, and Miss Susan Lois Carr and a brother, Clement Carr of Montpelier. Funeral services will be Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1940

Union City man dies in Wells Co. hospital. - E. C. Teegarden, ill less than a week; Jay county native.

Elmer C. Teegarden, 69, retired farmer and resident of Carter street, Union City, died at 8 p. m. Thursday in the Wells county hospital in Bluffton following a serious illness of six days.

Mr. Teegarden was born in Jay county, near Pennville, the son of Henry and Laura Teegarden. He was united in marriage with Miss Alice Wetmer. The deceased was an active member of the Union City Church of the Brethren. He had lived in the Union City community since 1913, at which time the family move here from Michigan. He had lived in Union City for the past two years.

Survivors include the widow, Alice; his mother, Mrs. Henry Teegarden; seven children, Calvin Teegarden, of New York City; John Teegarden, Wilbur Teegarden and Harvey Teegarden, all of Union City; Mrs. Don Lenich, of Hillgrove, O.; Mrs. Mable Carnahan, of Michigan City, and Mrs. Nilah Kreigh, of Ft. Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. R. C. Kelley, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Lew Jones, of Petoskey, Mich.; Mrs. Daisy Standish, of Harbor Springs, Mich., and Mrs. J. L. Guthrie, of Lima, O.

The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City and will be taken to the late home this evening. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren in Union City in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Interment will be made in the Weimer cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1940

Kelvey Beard dies suddenly. - Body found in garage at Portland home; heart attack is the cause.

Portland, Indiana, February 9. --- Kelvey I. Beard, 48, World war veteran, was found dead in the garage at his residence at 819 West Water street at 12:15 p. m. Friday by Edwin Gibson, husband of his step-daughter.

Dr. George L. Perry, deputy coroner, who was called to the home, reported death to have been due to heart trouble resulting from general blood poisoning which followed the extraction of a tooth a week ago.

Mr. Beard was born May 17, 1891, in Salamonia, son of William P. and Martha Jane (White) Beard. On July 6, 1927, he was married to Anna Leona Uhrich, who died November 9, 1935. He was an employee of the Naas corporation.

Surviving are the stepdaughter, Bernice, wife of Edwin Gibson, and the following brothers, and sisters: Mrs. George Huffman of Fort Recovery, Arlie Beard of Peru, Henry Beard of Union City, Alvin Beard of Indianapolis, Mrs. T. C. Christman of Indianapolis, Elsworth Beard of Dayton and Elmer Beard of East Main street, Portland. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Williamson Chapel in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall. Burial will be made in the Antioch cemetery. It will be a military funeral.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home where friends and relatives are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1940

Mother of Union City Woman dies.

Mrs. Olin Daggett, of Union City, has received word of the death Wednesday of her mother, Mrs. Isabelle Kaufman, 73, of Bryan, O. She had been seriously ill for only a few hours, but in poor health for the past few years. The husband, Jacob, died just a month ago on January 10. He was 80 years of age. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Harry Crepps, of Bryan; Mrs. Olin Daggett, of Union City, and Mrs. Ray Norris, of Bryan. One son, David, died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Olin Daggett and children, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kaufman and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Rosenbush, all of Union City, will attend the funeral services today at the Fountain Grove cemetery at Bryan.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1940

County native dies at Bartonia. - Mrs. William Runyon passes away following long illness.

Mrs. William Runyon, 34, native and life long resident of Randolph county, died at 1:30 a. m. Sunday at her hate residence in Bartonia following an illness of 18 months.

Mrs. Runyon was born in White River township, Bessie Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anderson. She attended the Lynn schools where she was graduated in 1925. She was united in marriage at Winchester June 6, 1925, with William Runyon. She was a member of the Huntsville Methodist church.

Survivors include the husband, William; the mother Mrs. David Reitenour, of Laura; five children, Nora, Anna May, Mamie, Charles and Ruth, all at home, and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob and Chester Anderson, of Richmond; Mrs. Bonnie Moody, of Lynn; Mrs. Reba Moody, Indianapolis; Mrs. Nellie Huntley, of Winchester; Mrs. Hazel Reed, of Richmond; Bowlen, Burnes and Denver Anderson, all of Lynn, and Carl Anderson of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Bartonia Methodist church, with Rev. O. Bogue officiating. Burial will be made in the Liberty cemetery, south of Winchester. The body was removed Sunday evening from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1940

Randolph native is buried Sunday.

Funeral services for Thomas Sheppard, who died at the home of his son, William G. Sheppard in Kennard, were held Sunday with interment following at Elliotte cemetery, south of New Castle. Mr. Sheppard was a native of Randolph county.

Survivors are a son, W. G. Sheppard and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Schwenke, Richmond; Mrs. Ida Williams, Greensboro, Ind.; Mrs. Nola Bennett, New Castle and several grandchildren including Mrs. Mildred Muller and Max Gold, former resident of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1940

Richter rites in Union City today. - Former Union City resident dies in Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City for Mrs. Charles E. Richter, 78, who died Saturday at 11 a. m. at the home of a son, Forest Richter, Richmond, following an illness of seven years.

Mr. and Mrs. Richter resided in Union City for more than 57 years, going to Richmond several months ago after Mrs. Richter sustained a fractured hip as the result of a fall.

The deceased was born October 10, 1862 in Richmond, Martha Olive Hartzell, daughter of William J. and Sara Elware Hartzell. She was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church.

Survivors include the husband, Charles Ernest; two children, Mrs. Foster Magill, of Ansonia, O., and Forest Paul Richter, of Richmond, and one brother, Charles Hartzell, of Union City.

Rev. Earl Lantz will be in charge of the funeral services. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery, east of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1940

Billy Feltner, 10, dies at Ft. Wayne.

Billy Dean Feltner, 10, died at a Fort Wayne hospital Saturday at 4 p. m. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Donald Crawford, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crawford, all of Winchester.

The body was brought to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation, and will be transferred this afternoon to London, Ky., where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1940

Mrs. Mary Symons, 74, dies in capital.

Word has been received in Farmland of the recent death of Mrs. Mary Symons, 74, at her home in Indianapolis. Mrs. Symons at one time made her home southwest of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1940

Wm. F. Shotzer, 58, automobile carbon monoxide victim. - Coroner reports suicide of Union City man.

Found Monday morning slumped over the wheel of his car parked in the garage at 320 North Union street, Union City, William Frederick Shotzer, 58, was pronounced the second suicide victim in Union City within the past 10 days. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide gas coming from the automobile, according to the report of Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner.

Mr. Shotzer had been residing at the Mrs. W. H. Mote residence, Union street, since September 1939, at which time he returned to Union City after nearly four years spent at Culver. Mrs. Shotzer died in Union City in 1936.

Friends reported that they last saw Mr. Shotzer driving his Ford about the Union City streets shortly before noon Sunday. An attempt was made Sunday afternoon to deliver a telegram to him, but he could not be located. Mrs. W. H. Mote, landlady, left a note in his room Sunday informing him of the message. When he did not return to his room that night, she became alarmed and went Monday morning to the garage in the rear of the residence to see if his machine was there. She discovered him dead in the front seat of his machine. The ignition key was turned on and the motor had run out of fuel, the garage doors were closed. The coroner was immediately called. It was reported that death apparently occurred Sunday afternoon. He was reported to have been despondent because of ill health.

Mr. Shotzer came to Union City from Terre Haute at the age of 4 years, where he was born. Orphaned at that age, he was reared by Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Grimes. He attended the West Side schools and the Methodist church. He left Union City in 1910 for Noblesville, returning in 1918 to operate the South Side meat market while William Grimes was serving in the World War. Later he operated a milk route until 1936, following the death of Mrs. Shotzer, when he left for Culver. Since his return in September to Union City, Mr. Shotzer had been employed at the Grimes market.

The nearest surviving relatives are Sam Harnish, 111 Chestnut street, Union City, a cousin and two cousins by marriage, Mrs. Eugene Tobin, near Union City, and Eunice Drenx, of Culver, and Mrs. Dan Cotter, North Plum street, cousin.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City. Burial will be made in the City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1940

Mary Faulkner passes away. - Union City resident seriously ill two months.

Mrs. Mary A. Faulkner, 84, widow of Harry B. Faulkner, died at 8 p. m. Monday in the Union City hospital following an extended illness. She had been admitted twice to the hospital in recent months, first for surgery and again on February 3 for treatment.

Mrs. Faulkner was born in Darke county, Ohio, Mary A. Eichelbarger, daughter of Henry L. and Eliza A. Eichelbartger. She lived virtually all of her life in Union City, her later residence being 930 West Pearl street. She was the last survivor of a family of three daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth A. Hill and Miss Martha E. Eichelbarger preceding her in death.

Omer Faulkner, a foster son residing at home, is the only immediate survivor. Clarence Hill, 225 North High street, and Roll Hill, 555 West Oak street, are nephews of the deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. in the Brooks Funeral home, Union City, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1940

Hillgrove, O. woman dies. - Mrs. Catherine Bickel passes away in Union City hospital.

Mrs. Catherine Bickel, 83, widow of Frank P. Bickel, died Monday at 2 p. m. in the Union City hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Bickel had been a resident of the Hillgrove community for more than 75 years. She was removed to the hospital for treatment about six weeks ago.

Survivors include three sons, C. L. Bickel and J. W. Bickel, both of Greenville, O.; and Omer Bickel, of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. S. C. Stump, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Arthur Kibby, of Toledo, O.; five sisters, Mrs. Amelia Knisley, of Osborn, O.; Mrs. Minnie Phelps, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Ida Bickel, of Hillgrove; Mrs. Ella Yowled, Midway, O., and Mrs. Mary Shade, of Springfield, O.; a brother, Edward Reiling, of Miamisburg, O.; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST), with the Rev. Perry of Salamonia, officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

The body will remain at the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call this evening and until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 14, 1940

John Maher funeral Thursday, Greenville.

Greenville, O., Feb. 13. --- Attorney John F. Maher, 63, prominent Greenville lawyer and for many years an active figure in Ohio Democratic politics, died suddenly at 3:30 a. m. Monday at his late home, 412 E. Fourth street, after a lingering illness from heart disease and complications.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock (EST) Thursday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church, West Third street, with Rev. Father John A. Gnau officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, immediately east of Greenville.

Friends may view the remains at the late residence from 5 p. m. Tuesday until Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 15, 1940

Daniel Corle passes away. - Operator of Salamonia sawmill dies after operation.

Portland, Indiana, February 14. --- Daniel Corle, 70, owner and operator of the sawmill and cane press at Salamonia, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock at the Jay county hospital where he had been a patient since January 19. He underwent major surgery for carcinoma last Friday.

Mr. Corle, prominent resident of Salamonia for a number of years, was born December 25, 1869, in Randolph county, son of Adam and Mary (Weimer) Corle. On December 16, 1892, he was married to Lulu B. Perry, who died January 2, 1939.

Surviving are the following children: Ruth, wife of Carl Pease of Salamonia; Paul B. at home; Mary, wife of Charles Mays of Salamonia; two brothers, Peter Corle of Seattle, Wash., and Ruben Corle of northeast of Union City; two sisters, Maude, wife of T. L. Hart of northwest of Ansonia, Ohio, and Elizabeth, wife of J. E. Blickenstaff of Greenville, Ohio, and nine grandchildren. One infant son, eight brothers and sisters are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Methodist church at Salamonia, in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry, assisted by Rev. A. N. Shockney. Burial will be made in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence in Salamonia Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Williamson and Sons funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 15, 1940

Died --- Word was received in Union City Wednesday of the death Tuesday of Miss Lois Gustavson at Hagerstown, Md. Miss Gustavson was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Smith, formerly of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1940

Ex-Saratoga man is dead. - Bub Harshman, 64, passes away Wednesday at home in Dayton.

Filandow (Bub) Harshman, 64, former resident of Saratoga, died Wednesday at 4 a. m. at his home, 323 West Third street, Dayton, Ohio, according to word received here yesterday. He had been an invalid for the past 12 years.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga M. E. church.

Surviving are the wife, Lorena; a brother, Frank (Dode) Harshman of Haysville; a half-brother, Isaac Byrum of near Union City; a half-sister, Mrs. Hanna Shaw of Saratoga, and two children, Mrs. Mary Jennings of Cicero and Merritt Harshman of Anderson; a step-daughter, Mrs. Violet Hoover, of Fletcher, O.; a stepson, Charles Daughtery of Dayton,

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1940

Former resident claimed by death in Washington, D. C.

Mrs. DeLoe Hiatt of Orlando, Fla., formerly Miss Hazel Eagy of Winchester, died Tuesday morning at the Washington sanitarium and hospital in Washington, D. C., following an attack of influenza complicated by chronic heart trouble. She was 46 years old.

Mrs. Hiatt, whose husband is the son of the late Enos R. Hiatt of Winchester, and the brother of R. S. Hiatt, also of Winchester, was born in Union City, and raised and educated in Winchester. During her childhood she lived with an uncle and aunt, James and Nan Eagy. She is survived by the husband and two sons, Howard Herschel of Washington, D. C. and Junior, at home.

The deceased has no relatives living in Winchester, although a number of her husband's relatives are Winchester residents.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1940

Eight weeks illness fatal. - Christina Keller, 78, dies in Greenville hospital.

Christina Keller, 78, widow of the late Clinton Keller, died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Thursday morning at 11 o'clock following a serious illness of eight weeks.

The deceased, residing at 338 Market street, Union City, Ohio, was born in LaGrange county, Indiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Longcour and attended the LaGrange county schools. She was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren and lived practically all her life in Darke county.

Surviving are a foster son, Ollie Denniston, of Union City and a brother, William Longcour, of Millersburg, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 o'clock from the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Martha J. Albright, 79, dies at her home at Hollansburg, Ohio.

Mrs. Martha J. Albright, 79, died at her home at Hollansburg, Ohio, at 11:45 o'clock Wednesday night following a lingering illness.

Surviving are three sons, Otto, of Bradford, Ohio, Moody at home and Ernest G. of Chester, Mont.; three brothers, Roscoe Payne of Hollansburg, Lem Payne of Greenville, Ohio, and Will H. Payne of near Hollansburg; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) from the residence in Hollansburg in charge of Rev. W. E. Souders. Interment in Hollansburg cemetery. Friends may call at the home after noon today. The Thomas funeral home at Lynn is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 17, 1940

James Gary passes away. - Ridgeville man expires at Randolph County Hospital Friday.

James A. Gary, 87, of Ridgeville, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Friday morning.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville where it will remain until the hour of the services which will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Middleton chapel in charge of Rev. W. O. Power. Interment in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are the widow; one sister, Emma Sheffer, of near Ridgeville, and one brother, Joseph I. Gary, of New Castle.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 17, 1940

Former Union City resident dies in Greenville office.

Greenville, O., Feb. 16. --- John B. Kester, 57 year old Greenville lumber dealer, was found dead at about 8:30 p. m. Thursday in offices adjoining the Kester plant and saw mill in Minatown. Death has been attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Kester, who had been active in the lumber business here for more than thirty years, formerly was associated with his father, the late Rufus Kester, in a lumber brokerage company. Their enterprises had extended over several western and southern states.

The deceased at one time lived in Union City and attended the Union City East Side schools.

A former member of the Greenville city council, Mr. Kester was the Republican candidate for mayor at the municipal election here in 1939.

He leaves a wife, Ella May; one son, John B. Kester, Jr., this city, and two daughters, Evelyn, of Cincinnati, and Marjorie, of Leesburg, Ohio. Both daughters are school teachers.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Miller funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, at 4 p. m. today with Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state the he was born October 17, 1882 in Jackson Twp., Darke Co., Ohio, the son of Rufus Kester and Edna Caroline Moyer. Wife's name given as Ella Mae Kester.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 17, 1940

Darke County farmer dies. - Funeral services Sunday for W. F. Miller in Union City.

William Frederick Miller, 76, died at 8 p. m. Thursday at his late home on the Wenrick pike, east of Union City, following a serious illness of three weeks. He had been in poor health for the past several years.

Mr. Miller was born in Montgomery county, near Dayton, O., the son of Christian and Charlotte Wilmer Miller. He attended the county rural schools. He resided all his life in the state of Ohio and had farmed in Darke county for the past 20 years. Mr. Miller was united in marriage in Darke county in 1901, to Miss Cora F. Gentner. He was a member of the Brookville, O. German Lutheran church.

Survivors include the widow, Cora, and the following brothers and sisters: Henry Miller of Sidney, O.; Charles and August, of Piqua, O.; Frank, of Covington, O.; Mrs. Lizzie Eliker, Mrs. Sophia Smith and Mrs. Amanda Wentworth, all of New Madison, O., and Mrs. Anna Oda, of Greenville, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) at the Union City United Brethren church, with Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be made in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1940

Services for Mrs. Al Arnold will be held at 2 today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Saratoga United Brethren church for Mrs. Al Arnold, 81, who died Saturday afternoon at her late residence in Saratoga.

Mrs. Arnold, a native of Randolph county, was united in marriage with Al Arnold in 1926. She was a member of the Saratoga United Brethren church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Harshman, born of a former marriage, of Saratoga; Mrs. Dora Brooking, Mrs. Minnie Clapp, and Miss Stella Mock, and one son, Victor Mock. Also among the survivors are six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Rev. D. R. Lusk will officiate at today's services. Burial will be made in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1940

Dr. J. M. Miller dead at Decatur.

Decatur, Ind., Feb. 18, --- Dr. James M. Miller, 79, Decatur physician, died Friday at his home in this city. He had been in failing health for three years but serious for only a few days. Dr. Miller was born in Celina, O. He attended Wooster university in Cleveland and was graduated from Ohio Medical university at Cincinnati. He was married in 1892 to Sadie M. Archbold who survives. He at one time served on the Decatur city council and as city health officer. He served for 17 years as Adams county physician, retiring the first of January of this year. He had practiced medicine here since 1897, Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 p. m. Monday at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Clarence Mott dies at his home near Ft. Recovery.

Clarence Mott died at his home 3 miles southeast of Ft. Recovery Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock following an illness of 11 months of heart and kidney trouble.

The deceased was born in Mercer county September 25, 1871, the son of James E. and Elizabeth (Grant) Mott, being 68 years, 4 months and 22 days at the time of his death. He was united in marriage in December 1911 to Mrs. Louisa Demler Harden, who survives.

Other survivors include one brother, George Mott, at home; four step-sons, five step-daughters, three nephews and one niece. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bethel church, south of Ft. Recovery, in charge of Rev. Herner. Interment in Greenmound cemetery at Ft. Recovery. The body was taken to the May funeral home at Ft. Recovery for burial preparations and was removed to the late residence Sunday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1940

Mercer County resident dies. - Miss Catherine Kingsihrn dies at Otis Hospital at Celina.

Miss Catherine Kingsihrn of Sharpsburg died Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Otis hospital in Celina following a two days' illness.

The deceased was born at Sharpsburg October 12, 1876, the daughter of Sebastian and Cune (Freidman) Kingsihrn, being 63 years, 4 months and 5 days at the time of her death. She had resided at Sharpsburg her entire life and was a member of the St. Paul Catholic church. She died well fortified with the last sacraments of the church.

Surviving are the mother; one sister, Anna Delceith, of Sharpsburg and two brothers, Joseph Kingsihrn of Hamilton, Ohio and Peter Kingsihrn of Sharpsburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Paul Catholic church at Sharpsburg in charge of Father Nicholas Grieve. Interment in the church cemetery. The body was removed to the May funeral home at Ft. Recovery for burial preparations and will be returned to the late residence this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 20, 1940

Aged resident of county dies. - Mrs. Delphina Britt dies at Randolph County hospital.

Mrs. Delphina Britt, 78, widow of James C. Britt, died at the Randolph County hospital at 10:30 o'clock Monday evening.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Spence of Brockway, Pa., Mrs. Loa Bane of Atlanta, Ga., Ethel and Hazel at home; six sons, Fred of Mishawaka, Oscar of Washington, D. C., Ralph of Atlanta, Ga., Dewey of Muncie, Orville and Russell of Winchester.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 21, 1940

Mother of Lynn man succumbs; burial Tuesday.

Mrs. Rebecca Hylton, 81, widow of Lewis Hylton, died Sunday at her home, one mile southeast of Williamsburg.

She was a native of Virginia but had resided in the Williamsburg community for the past 18 years. She formerly lived in Kentucky.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Little of Winchester, Ky., Mrs. Bertha Little of Williamsburg and Mrs. Carl Murphy of Ezel, Ky.; four sons, Arthur of Milton, Charles of Richmond, Va., William of Lynn, and Albert of Williamsburg; a sister, Mrs. James Hainey of Ezel, Ky.; a brother, Henry Claypool, also of Ezel, Ky., and 13 grandchildren.

She was a member of the Williamsburg Methodist church where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Donald Jennings. Interment was in the Williamsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1940

Schemel rites in Union City today. - Lifelong resident of Union City vicinity ill for years.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. today in the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church for Mrs. Ella Schemel, 74, widow of George Schemel. Mrs. Schemel died following an illness of several years Wednesday at 12:30 a. m. in the Union City hospital.

Mrs. Schemel was born near New Lisbon, northwest of Union City, the daughter of John and Nancy Carter Bancroft. She attended the old Coddington school west of Union City, and resided her entire life in the Union City vicinity. She was a member of the St. Mary's church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Livengood, and Mrs. Bessie Summers, both of Union City.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

Rev. Fr. T. J. Hammes will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1940

Former Darke Co. farmer passes away. - Husband and wife die 12 days apart in Richmond.

Charles Ernest Richter, 80, retired county farmer, died at 5 a. m. Thursday at the home of a son, Forrest Paul Richter, 327 Richmond avenue, Richmond. He had been in ill health for an extended time.

Mrs. Richter, his wife, preceded him in death on February 10, 1940, only 12 days ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Richter, before leaving a few months ago to make their home with the son in Richmond, had resided in the Union City vicinity for the past 57 years. The came from the farm to live in Union City in 1932. Last November both went to Richmond to live with the son due to failing health

The deceased was born the second son of Ernest and Christena Richter, March 4, 1859, in Darke county, Ohio, on a farm about two and a half miles east of Hillgrove. He was one a family of seven children, three sons and four daughters. On December 24, 1882 he was united in marriage with Martha Olive Hartzell and they remained married for more than 57 years. He was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church and as a youth attended the Hillgrove school.

Surviving, besides the son, Forrest, is a daughter, Pearl Viola, now Mrs. Oscar McGill, of Dawn, O. and three sisters, Mrs. Tina Bickel, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Frank Amspauagh, of Union City, and Mrs. O. F. Hart, of Seattle, Wash. One daughter, Mattie, and his two brothers, Henry and Crist, have preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be made in the Teegarden cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

(The information above was expanded from a later obituary published March 14, 1940.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1940

Diptheria cause of death; 3 year old boy claimed.

James Addison Skinner, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Skinner, died at the home of his parents, 3 miles south of Arba, Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. Death was due to diphtheria.

Survivors besides the parents include twin sisters, Reva Fae and Reba Mae, and two brothers, Cecil and John, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Skinner, of the same place, and Mr. and Mrs. James Addison Moyer, of near Portland, and several uncles and aunts.

Private funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the home, with Rev. John Randolph, of Fountain City, in charge. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery. The Thomas funeral home at Lynn is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 24, 1940

Private funeral Monday for Hillgrove widow.

Private funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville Monday at 10 a. m. for Mrs. Matilda Longenecker, 87, who died at her late home near Hillgrove Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are one son, John, of Union City RFD 3, three daughters, Mrs. U. R. McCorkle, Greenville RFD 4; Mrs. Sam Bolinger, Coletown, and Mrs. S. W. Berry, of Berthold, North Dakota; 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse Eisenberger, of Pitsburg, O., and Arodine Eisenberger, of Pleasant Hill, and one sister, Mrs. John Haworth, Greenville.

Rev. D. G. Berkebile, of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born December 4, 1852 in Miami Co., Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Martha (Thomas) Eisenberger. Her spouse was named Henry C. Longenecker.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 24, 1940

Former Union City woman dies in Dayton, O. - Services Monday at Waterhouse for Mrs. Clarence Lawson.

Mrs. Clarence Lawson, 47, resident of the Wenrick Pike, three miles east of Union City, died at 5 p. m. Friday in the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton following an illness of several years. Mrs. Lawson was removed to the hospital about two weeks ago and underwent surgery Tuesday for the removal of gallstones.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Union City the daughter of D. A. and Ollie Puderbaugh. She attended the East Side schools.

Surviving besides the husband, Clarence, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Puterbaugh; two children, Richard and Paul, both at home, and one brother, Franklin Puderbaugh, Union City RFD. She was preceded in death by one son Harold, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident on his birthday anniversary about five years ago.

She was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in the Centerville, O., cemetery. The remains will be removed to the residence of the parents Sunday afternoon, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 24, 1940

Frank Burton passes away. - County resident dies at the Union City hospital.

Frank Burton, 61, died at the Union City hospital at 6:30 o'clock Friday following an operation.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Florence Burton; four sons, Orville, Leonard, Willard and Troy, all of Winchester, and three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Williamson of Union City, and Mrs. Marjorie Stringer and Garnet Burton of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester pending funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m Monday at the Winchester Friends church by Rev. Elvan Thornburg, assisted by Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1940

Del Palmer, 83, retired horseman, claimed by death.

Portland, Ind., Feb. 25. --- George Adelbert (Del) Palmer, 83, retired horseman, died in his sleep sometime Friday night at his home here. Mr. Palmer during his youth was a circus acrobat and tumbler. He was also a trainer of performing horses for circuses, proprietor of a livery stable and a harness, buggy and carriage store, breeder of fast horses and owner of a racing stable, nationally known in equine circles as a dealer and judge and in later years operated a music store. He retired from active business in 1930.

A cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cause of his death. Surviving is one son, Harry Palmer, of Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be held at the Baird chapel at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. T. O. M. Wills, Presbyterian pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1940

Dentist dies in Greenville, O., office fire.

Greenville, O., Feb. 25. --- Dr. L. C. O'Donnell, 60, died of burns and asphyxiation about 11:45 a. m. today in his dental office above the Greenville Furniture store on Broadway. Investigation led to the belief that Dr. O'Donnell was shocked into unconsciousness while installing an electric buzzer in his office and that a gas torch with which he was soldering caught draperies and office fixtures on fire.

William Deitz, employee of the Johnston Furniture store and residing on the third floor above the doctor's office in the Weaver building, heard moans and investigated. He immediately called the fire department after opening the door and finding the charred body of Dr. O'Donnell. He was dead before help could reach him. Dr. O'Donnell was a member of the American Legion and a Spanish American war veteran. He came to Greenville in 1919.

The Greenville Furniture store, immediately below the office, and the Warren Stores, Inc., below and adjacent, sustained considerable water and smoke damage to stock and fixtures.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. O'Donnell, one son, Connie, and one daughter, Mary, in Washington, D. C. The remains will be cremated Tuesday, according to information released from the Miller and Son Funeral home where the body was taken.

(Miller Funeral Home records has no entry for this man and his burial.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 27, 1940

Retired Union City postal clerk passes away. - Services Wednesday for George W. Eisemann.

A lingering illness claimed the life of George W. Eisenmann, 63, retired postal clerk, at 7:45 a. m. Monday at his late residence, 238 North Plum street, Union City.

Mr. Eisenmann, who has been in failing health since stricken a few years ago with pneumonia, had been an employee of the Union City post office for more that 21 years. He began his postal employment as a city carrier, being transferred into the office as clerk in September, 1935, because of his ill health. He was retired on a total disability pension about January 1, 1940.

The deceased was a native and lifelong resident of Union City, being the son of John and Mary Kurtz Eisenmann. He attended the West Side schools and was a member of the Lutheran church. He was united in marriage with Miss Ida Ennis in Union City in 1940.(?)

Survivors include the widow, Ida; one son, Walter Eisenmann, of Muncie, and the following brothers and sisters; Tonia Eisenmann, Ed Eisenmann and Emma Eisenmann, all of Union City, and John Eisenmann, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Lutheran church, with Rev. H. A. Barth and Rev. E. F. C. Stahl officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery. The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 28, 1940

Mrs. W. O. McBeth dies at hospital.

Mrs. W. O. McBeth, of 522 West Franklin street, Winchester, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at the Randolph County hospital, where she was taken a week ago for medical treatment. She is survived by her husband. The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 28, 1940

Services Thursday for retired New Weston physician.

Two funeral services will be held Thursday for Dr. John T. Patton, 74, retired New Weston physician who died Monday noon in the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton following a lingering illness. In recent months he had been living with a son, Dwight, in Dayton.

The first service has been arranged for 10 a. m. (EST) Thursday at the son's home in Dayton, and the second at noon Thursday in the Greenville cemetery chapel. Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

Dr. Patton, a graduate of what is now known as the medical college of Ohio state university, had actively practiced at New Weston for more than 40 years before failing health necessitated his retirement. For many years he was a member of the Darke County Medical society.

He was also a member of the Ansonia Masonic lodge and the New Weston chapter, Jr. O. U. A. M.

Surviving relatives include a widow, Nettie; the one son and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 29, 1940

To hold Stout funeral today. - Fractured hip sustained in recent fall proves fatal.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) today in the Raper Chapel church for Mrs. Christina Stout, 83, who died Tuesday night in the Union City hospital from complications resulting from a fractured hip sustained in a fall two weeks ago. Mrs. Stout was a native of Darke county, Ohio, and had resided near Cosmos for the past 55 years.

Her husband, Samuel Stout, died in 1891. Survivors include two children, Mrs. Ernest Pinney, of Warren, and Mrs. Marvin Rickert, of Union City; one brother, Emanuel Daubermire, residing east of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Fouse, of Winchester, and Mrs. Mary Ream, of Lancaster, O.; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Rev. Noble Schlechty will be in charge of services. The body was removed from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 29, 1940

Emma M. Coby passes away. - Aged resident of near Union City had been ill for past year.

Emma M. Coby, 86, died Wednesday at 2 o'clock at her farm home four miles northwest of Union City in Jackson township, Randolph county. She had been ill for the past year with complications and infirmities, her condition becoming serious three years ago.

Mrs. Coby was born in Jay county February 25, 1854, daughter of Huey and Lucy (Shelbaker) Wooten. On October 4, 1872 she was married to William H. Coby, who died August 13, 1919.

The following relatives survive: three sons, Harvey H. and Herbert W. at home, and Thomas F. of Parker; two daughters, Cora, wife of Alva Ware of Jackson Center, Ohio, and Carrie, wife of Lorenzo D. Sipe of Ridgeville; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two half sisters, Mrs. Jessie E. Creamer of Portland and Mrs. Lewis Gross of Osceola, Ind., and half brother John Swank of Frost Proof, Fla. Two sons, two sisters and five half brothers are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the late residence in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 29, 1940

Plan Hoblit rites Friday at Zion.

Charles A. Hoblit, 78, of Rossburg, route 1, died at 2:30 a. m. Wednesday at Wayne hospital, after a year's illness from a complication of diseases.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Walter McKibben and Mrs. Claudia Thornhill, also both of Rossburg route 1; two grandchildren and one brother, Wilford C. Hoblit, of Bradford, O.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the Zion Holiness church, two and one-half miles east of Rossburg, at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. Emerson Smith of Rossburg officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

(Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home, Ansonia, records state that his wife, who preceded him in death was Cora Mellissa (Hittle) Hoblit, b. Oct. 17, 1871, Allen Twp.; d. Dec. 1, 1929; buried Webster Cem.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 29, 1940

Woman 80, driven from her home by fire 2 weeks ago, dead.

Alice A. Cammack, 80, died at 2:25 p. m. Wednesday at the residence of Mrs. Mary Peters, two miles northeast of Arba, where she had lived since her own home in the neighborhood was burned to the ground two weeks ago.

The body is at the Thomas funeral home at Lynn and funeral arrangements will be made after the arrival of a nephew, Harry Hoke of Altoona, Pa.

Other survivors are four step-daughters, Mrs. Eva Harrison of Lynn, Mrs. Maud Pressler of Terre Haute, Mrs. Mable Jordan of near Lynn and Mrs. Frank Lintner of near Greens Fork.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 29, 1940

Joshua Maloon, once Union City, O. Police Chief, dead.

Joshua Maloon, 79, former chief of police of Union City, O., died at his home at 424 North Walnut street, East Side, at 8 o'clock last night following a long illness.

He is survived by his widow, Ida, and four children, Carl, Lawrence and Charles Maloon and Mrs. Florence Eldwell, all of Union City, and a brother Charles Maloon.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home. Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night.

(See Friday, March 1, 1940)

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