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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1940

Well known woman dead. - Mrs. Sarah E. Wrightsman passes away at Portland home.

Portland, Indiana, April 30, 1940. --- Sarah Etta Wrightsman, 68, died Tuesday morning at 4:15 o'clock at her home, 130 West Votaw street, following an illness of complications. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sardinia church with Rev. Lee Tyndall of Pennville in charge. Burial will be made in the Gravel Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Wrightsman was born April 18, 1872, in Randolph county, daughter of Linsey and Mary Mendenhall. She was married 49 years ago to Charles Wrightsman, who died in April of 1930.

Surviving are seven children: Jesse A. of Dayton, Harry of Portland, Minnie Parkison of Portland, Cleo W. at home, James of west of Bryant, Vol of Portland and Helen Mervin of Randolph county; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one brother, Alvin Mendenhall of Montpelier.

The body was returned to the residence Tuesday from the Metzner funeral home at Bryant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1940

Dona Steuart passes away. - Dies at home northwest of Union City at 9:30 last night.

Mrs. Dona Steuart, 73, died at her home two miles northeast of Union City, at 9:30 o'clock last night.

Surviving are the husband, John R. Steuart; one daughter, Mrs. L. T. Constable, of Bethel; one son, C. R. Steuart, of Amboy and one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Lynch, of Kokomo.

She attended the Union City schools and was a member of the Varnahan church north of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the U. B. church Friday at one o'clock (CST). Burial will be in the Greenville mausoleum. Friends are invited to call at the residence after 6:30 p. m. today. The Brooks funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 2, 1940

Darke County dairy farmer dies Wednesday.

Samuel F. Ludy, 72, prominent Darke County dairy farmer and former operator of a brick factory near Greenville, died at 2:30 a. m. Wednesday, at his home on the Greenville-Union City road, one-half mile west of Greenville. Death, which followed a nine weeks illness, was attributed to pneumonia.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the residence at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday with two ministers, Rev. C. L. Plymate, Dayton, and Rev. Frank Thomas, Greenville, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 3, 1940

Aged Portland grocer expires. - Pneumonia is fatal to J. M. Spade; rites are Saturday.

Portland, Ind., May 2. --- Jacob M. Spade, pioneer merchant of Portland, and perhaps the best known man in Jay county, died tonight at 5:55 o'clock at the Jay County hospital where he was taken a week ago for medical treatment. Mr. Spade had been in failing health for about two years, since his retirement from business, but his condition became critical only a few days ago. Pneumonia is given as the cause of death.

Jacob Miller Spade, son of Rev. Daniel Farber Spade and Mary (Miller) Spade, was born on his father's farm one mile east of the city in a log cabin, Dec. 27, 1863. His entire life was spent in Portland and Jay county with the exception of three years when with the family as a young boy, he lived on a farm near Eldorado, Kansas.

He attended the Miller county school and later the Portland high school, also was a graduate of the commercial department of the old Normal school here. He entered the offices of the lumber firm of Wilt and Spade as bookkeeper. Later he was a business partner of J. N. Headington in the restaurant business.

In 1893 he purchased the grocery of North and Hopkins, continuing for 46 years. He was for some years owner of three stores here and one in Berne and was widely known as a business man of unusual ability and great integrity. Associated with him for many years was his son, Frank.

In December 27, 1885, he was united in marriage to Olive (Bowen) Thomas, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Thomas, the Rev. E. L. Spamens, former local M. E. pastor, officiating. They were the parents of six children: Mrs. Maude Tormoblen with whom he made his home, Ethel, wife of Capt. C. M. Twombly of Couer de Alene, Idaho, Frank, and Keith of this city, Emily, wife of Vaughn Stanton, Dorothy, wife of R. C. Valentine. He leaves ten grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing. His parents, his brothers Ellery, of Alexandria and Horace of this city, also two infant sisters and one brother preceded him.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the local M. E. church in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. J. Wickersham. Interment in Green Park cemetery. The Elks lodge will have a part in the services at the church. The body will remain at the Baird funeral home until one hour preceding the services at which time it will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 3, 1940

Myrtle Bailey, 65, of DeSoto is dead; funeral on Sunday.

Mrs. Myrtle Bailey, 65, wife of John Bailey, of DeSoto, died at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie Thursday at 12:15 p. m. , following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of DeSoto for the past 36 years.

Surviving are the husband, one son, Ralph, of DeSoto; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth E. Smith, of DeSoto; one brother, George Fitzpatrick, of Parker; one sister, Mrs. Emma Chalfant, of Parker; two grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.

The body will be returned to the home in DeSoto from the Perry mortuary in Parker Friday noon.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (CST) at the DeSoto Methodist church in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg, of Farmland, assisted by Rev. Charles Taylor, of DeSoto. Burial will be at DeSoto. (DeSoto is in Delaware Co., IN.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1940

Hammons rites will be today. - Long illness fatal to former Union City business man.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today in the Brook Funeral home, North Union street, Union City, for Clyde Hammons, 50, who died at 1 a. m. Saturday of a hemorrhage following a serious illness of more than 16 weeks at his residence, 239 North Columbia street, Union City.

Mr. Hammons was born in Jay county the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammons. He received his education from the Portland schools. When his health permitted he attended the Union City Christian church. He operated a restaurant on East Elm street, Union City, for some time until about 1936 when he moved to Lima, O. He returned to Union City about one year later. His last employment was at the Shockney grocery, on East Elm street.

Survivors include the widow, Claudine; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammons, Portland; two sons, Dale Hammons, North Howard street, Union City, and Jack Hammons, at home.

Rev. Ben Holroyd will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery in Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1940

Rollie Heston dies in Dayton. - Services Tuesday in Union City for Ridgeville native.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Tuesday in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City for Rollie Heston, 46, who died at 7:10 p. m. Saturday in the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, O., of pneumonia following an 11 day illness. He had lived for the past two years in Dayton, 1775 Goendert street, before which time he had been employed in Union City as a meat cutter.

Mr. Heston was born near Ridgeville in Randolph county the son of Albert and Emma Denny Heston. He attended the Ridgeville schools and was a member of the United Brethren church.

Survivors include the widow, Faldetta; his father, Albert Heston, Ridgeville; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Frank and Mrs. Eleanor Frank, both of Dayton, O.; three brothers, Claude Heston and Ray Heston, of Texas, and Everett Heston, of Piqua, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Wall and Mrs. Alice Heniser, both of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Florence Simmons, of Winchester, and two grandchildren.

Rev. Ira Clark, of Piqua, O. will officiate. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery at Deerfield. Friends may call to view the remains at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City after 9 a. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1940

D. Kershner is stroke victim. - Services Tuesday for farmer, poultry raiser.

Dennis Kershner, 68, well known farmer and poultry raiser, died at 12:25 a. m. Saturday at his home on Union City route 1, three miles northwest of Union City. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke which he suffered five weeks ago.

Kershner, a native of Darke county, had spent his entire life in the vicinity of his late residence. He was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Mary C. Kershner; one brother, Martin Kershner, of Union City route 4, and a sister, Mrs. John Merchant, of Traverse City, Mich.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) at the Union City Church of the Brethren with the Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery, north of Bradford, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1940

Heart attack proves fatal. - Services for Mrs. William Wogerman to be Wednesday.

Complications resulting from more than a year of ill health claimed the life of Mrs. William Wogerman, 72, at her late residence, 711 North State Line street, Union City, at 7:20 a. m. Sunday.

Mrs. Wogerman was born Emma Catherine Harless, daughter of James F. and Mary Virginia McClintock Harless, in Darke county. She attended the Darke county rural schools and lived all her live in the Union City vicinity.

She was a member of the Union City United Brethren church, Pocahontas lodge, Daughters of America and the Ladies of the Golden Eagle.

Survivors include the husband, William; one son, W. H. Engle of South Bend, and a foster son, Bert Wogerman, Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Milton Vaughan, of Union City, and Mrs. George Erlenwine and Mrs. George Crawford, of Dayton, and one brother, William Harless, of Anderson.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 7, 1940

William G. Miller dead at Muncie; funeral Thursday.

Muncie, Ind., May 6. --- William G. Miller, 70, died at 5:20 a. m. Monday at Ball Memorial hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Miller was born in Owen county, Ohio, and had been a resident of Delaware county for the last 10 years. He was a member of the Maxville Methodist church near Farmland.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul Hesson of Morningside Addition, with whom Mr. Miller made his home, Mrs. Beulah Durfey of Allagan, Mich., and Mrs. Virginia Badders and Miss Mary Jane Miller, both of Hillsdale, Mich.; four sons, Paul A. Miller of Middletown, Ohio, Harkley Miller of Allagan, Mich., and Vergil and William Miller, both of Anderson; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Oliver Miller of Farmland, and Edward and Jake Miller, both of Flint, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Liss Bradford of Whitehouse, Ohio.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a. m. (CST) Thursday at the Maxville Methodist church by Rev. Joseph A. Land. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 8, 1940

Fort Recovery leader is dead. - Priest brother will say Requiem for Wm. J. Steinbrunner.

William J. Steinbrunner, 64, well known resident of Ft. Recovery died suddenly Tuesday morning at 12:19 o'clock at his home from a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 o'clock from the St. Marys Catholic church of which he was a member. Solemn requiem high mass with Father Joseph Steinbrunner celebrant assisted by Rev. Rudolph Stoltz, Rev. Iva Weis and Rev. Mathias Schmidt. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Steinbrunner was manager in the office of the Marion Reserve Power company, with which he was connected for 30 years. He was trustee of Gibson township. He was born at St. Joe, Ohio, January 30, 1876, son of John and Rose (Weis) Steinbrunner. On May 16, 1902 he was married to Matilday Roesner who survives with two children, Dominic of Hartford City and Mrs. Cleopha Moran of Lebanon, Ind.; two grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: Rev. Joseph Steinbrunner and Mrs. Rose Tully of Cincinnati, Mrs. L. A. Graffbaugh of Columbus, Ohio, Dan Steinbrunner of Fort Wayne, Nick Steinbrunner of Denver, Colo., Alva Steinbrunner of Akron, Ohio, Roman Steinbrunner of Fort Recovery and Mrs. Nick Remaklus of St. Henry. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.

The body was removed to the May funeral home in Fort Recovery and returned to the residence Tuesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Clara Irelan dies in Ohio. - 84 year old woman is claimed by death on Wednesday.

Clara M. Irelan, 84, died Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Harris, at Hollansburg, Ohio, after a lingering illness.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Ira Thomas of Whitewater and Mrs. Izetta I. Simpson of Greenville; two sons, George A. of Hollansburg and O. G. of New Castle; one sister, Mrs. Henry Wolfal of near Hollansburg; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

No funeral arrangements had been made last night. The Thomas funeral home at Lynn is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Death claims aged woman. - Matilda Kaufman, 87, of Winchester, is dead; funeral Friday.

Matilda Kaufman, 87, of Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital at 2 p. m. Wednesday.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clara L. Hollingsworth of Hemlock, Mich., Mrs. Rhoda Girton of Winchester, Mrs. Dora E. Streich of Chicago and Mrs. Mary Baker of Union City; six sons, Chris and John of Winchester, Henry Clarence and Fred F. of Union City, George W. of Ridgeville and Roy of Portland; one brother, Sanford Keltner of Rose Hill, Ohio; 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at Praise Chapel in charge of Rev. R. A. Walling. Burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

The body will remain at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester until time for the last rites. Friends are invited to call.

(A later published reading of the will states that daughter, Mary Baker was deceased. Her share was divided between her children, Nilah Harshman and Byron Baker.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Lynn woman passes away. - Alfretta (Grave) Kemp, 83, widow of John Kemp succumbs.

Alfretta (Grave) Kemp, 83, widow of the late John Kemp, died at her home in Lynn at 3:15 p. m. Wednesday, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Florence Showalter of Lynn, Mrs. Grace Lesley of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Esther Hilliard of Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Edythe Kemp of Xenia, Ohio; two sons, Elbert of Richmond and Ben of Indianapolis; one brother, Nathan Grave of Richmond; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Methodist church in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery at Richmond. The body will be returned to the residence from the Thomas funeral home at 9 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1940

Fred Keller passes away. - Well known farmer dies at his home; rites to be Saturday.

Portland, Indiana, May 8. --- Fred Keller, 54, died at his farm home two and one-half miles north of Ridgeville at seven o'clock tonight, following two years illness of complications. He underwent an operation February 27 at Ft. Wayne and had been serious the past two weeks.

The deceased was born April 22, 1886 in Wabash township the son of William F. and Lucinda (Hassen) Keller. On January 6, 1909 he was united in marriage to Pearl E. Hough, who survives. He was a member of the Noble Christian church and of the Redkey Jr. O. U. A. M.

Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Iris, wife of Oscar Schmidt, of Ft. Wayne and Ileen at home; four brothers, Roy and Russell of Bryant, Chester of Detroit and William of Sioux City, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Eli Bryan of Ft. Recovery, Mrs. Dora Sullivan of Oklahoma and Mrs. Amos Byrd of Tocsin, Ind.; one granddaughter and one grandson.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will be taken to the late residence Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the Powers Christian church in charge of Rev. Ruby Oren. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery, northeast of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 10, 1940

Illness of 12 weeks fatal. - Mary Ellen Howell expires at her home near Modoc.

Mary Ellen Howell, 89, widow of the late Wesley Howell, died at her home near Modoc at 9:20 o'clock Thursday night following an illness of 12 weeks.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wine of Modoc and Mrs. Lucinda Farris of Losantville, and three grandchildren, Miss Retha Smith and Kenneth and Herman Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Modoc U. B. church in charge of Rev. T. A. Garriott. Interment in the Salem cemetery. The Reynard funeral home at Modoc is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 10, 1940

Death claims Frank Roberts. - Randolph County resident dies at Richmond hospital.

Frank Roberts, 60, died at the Richmond hospital at ten a. m. Thursday night.

Survivors are the mother, Mary Carter; one half-brother, John; one step-brother, Claude, and one sister, Relia, all of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will announced later.

(Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Raymond D. Harris in charge. Burial was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 10, 1940

Former resident of Union City dies suddenly at Kenton.

Word has been received in Union City of the sudden death of Ralph (Tony) McKinley, 39, at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday at his home in Kenton, O. Mr. McKinley left Union City about two yeas ago. Death was attributed to a heart attack believed caused by injuries received 10 days earlier.

Mr. McKinley was a resident of Union City about 10 years, coming with the Johnson Furniture factory. Survivors include the widow, Leona, seven children; two sisters, including Mrs. Hugh Hines, of 1125 West Oak street, Union City, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. (EST) Saturday in Kenton. Burial will be made in the Kenton cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 11, 1940

Union City pioneer woman dies. - Services Sunday for Mrs. Mary Armstrong.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Armstrong, 93, widow of Edward M. Armstrong, and one of Union City's oldest residents, died of senility Friday at 6:30 a. m. at her residence, 744 North Howard street, following an illness of more than eight weeks.

Born in Preble county, Ohio, she received her education in the county schools there and came to the Union City community in 1884. She had lived in Union City for the past 15 years. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Union City United Brethren church. She was united in marriage with Edward M. Armstrong in Preble county in 1864. Mr. Armstrong died in 1918.

Survivors include five sons, John Armstrong, Union City R. F. D. 5; C. E. Armstrong, Union City; Morton B. Armstrong, R. F. D. 3; Clinton Armstrong, Union City R. F. D. 5; and Harry B. Armstrong of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Ullery, of Cincinnati, O.; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Achenbach of Cicero, Ind., and one brother, Samuel R. Brown, of Edinburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (CST) in the Union City United Brethren church, with Rev. L. G. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City at 10 a. m. today to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 11, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Frank J. Southworth, 72, dies Friday night at 8:40 o'clock.

Frank J. Southworth, 72, died at Lynn at 8:40 p. m. Friday following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Clarence Hyre, of Fountain City, and Mrs. F. H. Larder, of Washington, D. C.; three sons, Earl, of Watseka, Ill.; John, of Lynn, and Arthur, of Muncie, and eight grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn pending funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 11, 1940

Remains of County man to be returned.

The remains of Chester Swadner, formerly of Darke county, Ohio, who died Thursday at Waterloo, Ia., after a short illness from pneumonia, are being returned to Union City from where they will be taken to Greenville for funeral services and burial.

The body will arrive at Union City at 2 p. m. today and will be removed to the Turpen-McKnight Funeral Home, 214 East Fourth street, Greenville, where services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday. Rev. Edgar V. Louchs will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

The deceased, a son of Mrs. May Lindamood Swadner, was born near Ansonia. He had spent most of his life at Dayton, O., moving to Waterloo, Iowa, seven years ago when he became associated with a Coca Cola distributing company.

He leaves the mother, Mrs. May Swadner, also of Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Myrtle and Mildred, and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 13, 1940

Illness fatal Sunday a. m. - Marilla Kirkpatrick, 83, dies at daughter's home in Ridgeville.

Marilla C. Kirkpatrick, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry McCartney, in Ridgeville at 8 o'clock Sunday morning.

The deceased was married to William Kirkpatrick, who died 49 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank McClain of Muncie and Mrs. Harry McCartney of Ridgeville; one brother, William Holley, of Deerfield; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. DeWiese, pastor of the Ridgeville Evangelical church. Interment is the Deerfield cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 14, 1940

Winchester cyclist, 20, is fatally hurt. - James L. Harrell victim of crash; rites Wednesday.

A fractured skull and internal injuries were fatal to James L. Harrell, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harrell of Winchester, when his motorcycle left the Greenville-Union City highway near Coletown, Ohio, about 1:45 p. m. Sunday.

Death occurred at the Wayne hospital in Greenville at 1:10 a. m. Monday, less than twelve hours later.

Enroute to the Greenville races, Harrell and a party of friends were headed eastward about one-half mile west of Coletown. Investigating officers were told that a gust of wind lifted Harrell's cap from his head and when he grabbed for it lost control of the cycle. It swerved from the highway to a deep ditch, struck a side road crossing and tossed the Winchester youth over a fence.

Harrell was taken to Greenville in an ambulance.

Accompanying the Winchester youth were Orville Coyner, 625 Beech street, Winchester, and Lee Hawley of Shady Nook, riding another motorcycle. They had just passed Harrell and did not see the actual crash, although Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Winchester, driving behind the bikes in an automobile, saw the cycle leave the highway and throw Harrell into the field. Smith works at the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation.

James Lyle Harrell was born February 4, 1920 and in 1938 was graduated from McKinley high school, where he was a star basketball player.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harrell; two sisters, Virginia and Madonna, and three brothers, Jack, Virgil, Jr., and Jerry all at home.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main street Church of Christ in Winchester, Rev. Raymond Harris officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was taken to the residence at the east edge of Winchester late Monday afternoon from the Fraze funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1940

Death claims Florence Cecil. - Funeral services to be held at Perry Funeral Home, Parker.

Mrs. Florence L. Cecil, 76, died Tuesday at 7 p. m.

Surviving are the husband, Isaac L. Cecil; two sons, Alva O., and James O., both of Muncie; three brothers, Elmer Swingley and William Swingley, both of Parker, and Hugh Swingley of Selma; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Somers of Muncie and Mrs. Frank Clevenger of Modoc; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Claudie E. Cecil.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Perry funeral home at Parker in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg of Farmland. Interment in the Union cemetery, south of Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1940

Aged Randolph County woman killed at Ridgeville by train.

Mrs. Andrew Chitty, 73, of near Farmland, died in the Jay County hospital at 6 o'clock last night as the result of injuries received when the car in which she and her husband was riding was struck by a local Pennsylvania freight train at the Ridgeville crossing about 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Chitty were going north across the railroad crossing when the freight, moving slowly, struck the automobile, picked the car up and carried it about 15 feet down the track, finally dropping it to one side of the tracks.

The train was stopped and the crew aided the couple who were still in the car. Dr. G. H. Shank of Ridgeville was called and ordered them removed to the Jay County hospital in the Middleton ambulance. Mrs. Chitty died about three hours later of broken ribs, shock and internal injuries.

Mr. Chitty, 76, was given treatment by Dr. M. M. Moran, Portland physician for the Pennsylvania railroad, and later returned to the home. He suffered from cuts and bruises.

The train was conducted by L. Toch, engineer, and E. D. Stratton, conductor, both of Ft. Wayne.

No other particulars were available late last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 17, 1940

Chitty services at Muncie Mortuary are Saturday at 2.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leota L. Chitty, 73, of near Farmland, a former resident of Delaware county, who was fatally injured in an automobile-train wreck at Ridgeville Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (DST) at the Piepho mortuary in Muncie, Rev. Sayers will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Taber cemetery.

Mrs. Chitty, thought not seriously injured, died at the Jay County hospital in Portland at 6 p. m. about three hours after the accident.

Mr. Chitty, 76, driver of the car, received cuts and bruises and was returned to his home after being given medical attention at the Portland hospital. Mrs. Chitty suffered several broken ribs, shock and internal injuries.

Mr. and Mrs. Chitty lived in Delaware county for forty years and moved to a farm on state road 1, three miles north of Farmland, where they have since resided. Mrs. Chitty was a member of the Friends Memorial church in Muncie.

Surviving besides the husband, Andrew S. Chitty, are one son, Luther M. Chitty, of Muncie route 6; two daughters, Miss Ethel Chitty and Mrs. Violet Reed, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Francis M. Wilson, of Mantua, Ohio, and four grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Piepho funeral home in Muncie, and was taken to the home of the son, where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 17, 1940

Samuel Crowell dies at son's home in Oklahoma City.

Word was received last night in Union City of the death of Samuel Crowell at 7:45 a. M. Thursday at the home of a son, Dr. V. K. Crowell, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Mr. Crowell left Union City about three weeks ago to make his home with his son in an effort to improve his health. Mrs. Crowell followed him about one week later.

The remains will be returned to Union City by the Brooks Funeral service. Funeral arrangements will be made later.

(An article published on Monday, May 20th stated funeral services would be held that day, Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial was in the Snell cemetery. He was born in Bradford, O., the son of Andrew and Cynthia Crowell. He attended the Bradford public school and came to Union City in 1903. He was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving besides the widow are the following children: Dr. V. K. Crowell, Oklahoma City; James E. Crowell, John R. Crowell, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Yoder, Mrs. Ruth Naomi Kessler, Mrs. Ruby M. Jones, Raymond L. Crowell and Frances Crowell, all of Union City; five brothers, William Crowell of Bloomer, O.; Frank Crowell, of Piqua, O., Oscar Crowell, Tom Crowell and Clarence Crowell, all of Bradford, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Frickle, of Troy, O., and Mrs. Orpha Goens, of Piqua, O., and eight grandchildren.

The body was returned by the Brooks Funeral home in Union City Saturday.)

(An Obituary published June 3, 1940 stated that Stanley Wesley Crowell was born near Bradford, O., September 21, 1876. On June 4, 1901 he was married to Minnie Maria Betz. To this union 12 children were born, four of whom preceded their father in death.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1940

Hill services to be Sunday. - Former Randolph County resident dies in Los Angeles, Cal.

Ross Hill, 74, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at his home in Los Angeles, Cal., where he had lived for the past 18 years. His boyhood days were spent at Spartanburg. He was a thirty-second degree Mason.

Masonic services were held at Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. Burial services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of

Rev. K. E. Maynard. Interment will be in Spartanburg cemetery where Masonic services will again be held.

Survivors are one son, Ray of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Crist of Los Angeles, Mrs. Cora Chenoweth of Spartanburg and Mrs. Nillie Hartman of Pasadena, Cal.; two brothers, Fred Hill of Dunkirk and Howard Hill of Redkey; three grandchildren, Virginia, Delores and Gloria Hill of Detroit.

Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Cora Chenoweth at Spartanburg after 6 o'clock Saturday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1940

Death claims Martha Moyer. - Aged woman dies at home of daughter in Richmond Friday.

Martha Virginia Moyer, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Folger, North 6th street in Richmond, yesterday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Folger at whose home she died and Mrs. Ernest Holland of near Lynn; two sons, Wilford of near Lynn and Shirley of Centerville; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Githens of Carlos; one brother, John Hodson, of Perry, Iowa, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Holland, two miles east of Spartanburg in charge of Rev. Orville Kennedy. Interment in the Cherry Grove cemetery. The body will be removed from the Thomas funeral home at Lynn to the home of the daughter at 6 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1940

Oldest Union City native dies. - Lived entire life in same block; rites Sunday.

Believed to be Union City's oldest continuous resident, Edward H. Anderson, 83, died of infirmities incident to his advanced age early Friday morning, following an increasing illness of more than six months. Mr. Anderson was born on August 1, 1856, in a house located only a few yards north of his late residence at 225 North Howard street. He had resided his entire life in that half block.

Before retiring many years ago, Mr. Anderson followed the blacksmith trade. He was born the son of William and Hester Ann House Anderson and received his education in the Union City West Side schools. He was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Anderson, 82, who is seriously ill at the home of Earl Anderson, an only child, in Dayton, O., where she was removed a few days ago from the Union City hospital; Harry Anderson, a brother, of Union City; three grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks Funeral home on North Union street, Union City, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may view the remains at the funeral home this evening and thereafter until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1940

John Brooks passes away. - Retired farmer expires Thursday; funeral to be Sunday.

John A. Brooks, 87, retired farmer, died suddenly Thursday at 11 p. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Parker near Modoc.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Snyder of Lynn and Mrs. Mattie Reynolds of Muncie and one son, Floyd Brooks of near Modoc.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Union church south of Parker in charge of Rev. Denver Metzger. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be removed from the Reynard funeral home at Modoc to the home of the son northwest of Modoc this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 20, 1940

Mrs. H. Resor passes away. - Services to be held in Union City this afternoon.

Death claimed Mrs. Hershel M. Resor, 51, following an illness of two months Saturday at 11:40 a. m. at her residence two miles east of Union City.

She was born Nellie Faye Dorfe, daughter of Edward A. and Mary Ann Dorfe in Putnam county, Ohio. She was united in marriage with Hershel M. Resor in New Weston, O., June 26, 1909.

Mrs. Resor attended the New Weston, O. schools and was a member of the United Brethren church. She cam to the Union City community while still a girl.

Survivors include the following children: Emerson Willis, of Union City, born of a former marriage; Mrs. Getrude Stilts, Lloyd Resor, Mrs. (Lucille) Donald Beam, Mrs. Blanch Kaufman, Mrs. Alta Arnett, all of Union City; Hilbert, Madeline, Wendell and Roger, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Dorfe, of Toledo, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Funkhauser, of Hickesville, O., and Mrs. Myrtle Tobin, of Toledo, O., and one brother, Edward Dorfe, Jr., of Toledo, O. A brother, John, preceded her in death. In addition there are 10 grandchildren.

(An Obituary was published June 6, 1940 which states she was born July 14, 1888. There were born 12 children of her marriage, six sons and six daughters, two of whom preceded her in death. She also had a surviving foster brother Enos Fosnaught, of Dayton, O.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 20, 1940

Death claims Mrs. Artie Cox. - Five month's illness ends; funeral is today.

After an illness of nearly five months, Mrs. Artie L. Cox, 58, died Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at her home, 423 North Plum street, Union City.

A native of Darke county, Ohio, she was born the daughter of Matthew and Clara Barr Glunt on the Glunt farm three miles south of Union City on January 15, 1882. Soon after her graduation from the West Side high school in 1898, she came with her parents to live in Union City.

After receiving her teacher training in the Indiana State Normal school at Terre Haute, she taught for several years in the grades of the West Side school. She was an active member of the Union City Church of Christ and for several years taught a Sunday school class. She was especially active in missionary work, and for eight years was office secretary for the Indiana Christian Woman's Missionary society, being intimately associated with Mrs. O. H. Greist, now of Indianapolis, who was then secretary for that organization.

Surviving are one son, Roger Cox; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Glunt, and two brothers, Howard Glunt, of Saugerties, N. Y.

Public funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. today at the late residence, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence at 10 a. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 21, 1940

Aged resident of County dies. - Adaline Hartzell expires at home of son near Lynn.

Adaline Hartzell, 85, died at the home of her son, Alonzo J. Hartzell, southeast of Lynn at 11:30 Monday night. She was a former resident of Parker.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Arch Cook of Lynn, Mrs. W. G. Sebring of Davison, Mich., Mrs. Stafford of near Albany; one son, Alonzo, at whose home she died; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Arch Cook of Lynn, Rev. L. N. McFarland officiated. Burial was made in the Beamsville, Ohio cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 22, 1940

Elizabeth Gill dies Tuesday. - 90 year old woman expires at Randolph County hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Gill, 90, died at the Randolph county hospital Tuesday at 1 :30 a. m.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louella Latting, of Oblong, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Samantha Hardesty and Mrs. Martha Garringer, both of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence in Farmland. Interment in the Stall cemetery. The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparations and taken to the late residence Tuesday evening.

(Her will also named a grandson, Raymond S. Perry of Indianapolis)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 22, 1940

John P. Henisa dies suddenly. - Heart attack fatal is to well known farmer; funeral Thursday.

Portland, Indiana, May 21. --- John P. Henisa, 75, died suddenly Tuesday morning at 12:20 o'clock at his home, eleven miles southeast of Portland, from a short illness of heart trouble. The body was removed to the Baird funeral home where it will remain and friends are invited to call.

Mr. Henisa was born in Jay county, April 10, 1865, son of William and Christina Henisa. He had resided in Randolph county near Ridgeville and in Union City for several years. On February 26, 1887, he was married to Katie (Wahl) Henisa, who died February 2, 1938.

Surviving are two children, Harry Henisa at home and Mrs. Guy Godfrey of West Main street, Portland; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Huffman of Pontiac, Mich. and Mrs. Anna Hoblick of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney. Burial will be made in the Ridgeville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 23, 1940

Mrs. Pflasterer dies in Anderson; funeral Friday.

Mrs. Henry Pflasterer, 70, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock at her residence in Anderson. She was a former resident of Winchester.

Surviving are the husband; one son, Paul Pflasterer, of Anderson; four brothers, Joseph P. Day, W. L. Day, Luther Day and John E. Day, all of Anderson, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Pipher, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 25, 1940

Passes away at Richmond. - Thomas Lee Shankland, 69, is dead; last rites on Sunday.

Thomas Lee Shankland, 69, of Winchester, died at 10:30 a. m. Friday in a Richmond hospital.

Surviving are the wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Tracy Barber of Saratoga and Mrs. Eugene Kolp of Winchester; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Christman and Miss Olive Shankland, both of Ridgeville.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be taken to the Barber home at Saratoga this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be at Young America.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1940

Death claims Olive Morris. - Native of Farmland, 54, dies at Muncie; last rites on Tuesday.

Mrs. Olive Morris, 54, native of Farmland, died at her home, 314 East Eighth street, in Muncie Sunday at 6 a. m.

Surviving are the husband, Harley; the father, Hamilton Grooms of Galion, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond Wirt of Anderson, Mrs. Raymond Leffert of Lafayette, Mrs. Newlin Coffin of Muncie and Mrs. Rea Hahn of Yorktown; three brothers, Herman Grooms of Redkey, Clarence Grooms of Dayton, Ohio, and Kenneth Grooms of Galion.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (DST) at the Madison street Methodist church in Muncie, Rev. W. H. Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery near Farmland. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. Tuesday.

Prepared for burial at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland, the body will be returned to the residence in Muncie Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1940

Union City fireman killed when truck crashes; barn burns. - Cleve Welker victim, Keltner, driver, in hospital.

Tragedy struck twice in quick succession Saturday night near Union City as death came almost instantly to J. Cleve Welker, 54, volunteer fireman, when the East Side fire truck overturned on its way to battle the blaze which destroyed the large barn and contents on the John O'Connor farm, one-half mile southwest of Union City on highways 32 and 227.

Fred Keltner, driver of the fire truck, is in the Union City hospital suffering from shock, bruises and a crushed right hand.

The accident occurred about 9 p. m. when the truck missed the left curve on the highway and continued west on the old road which comes to an abrupt end as it intersects the Jackson pike about 400 feet farther. The truck left the road, hurdled a ditch between telephone and electric light poles and turned over on its top. It is believed Keltner's vision blurred by rain and the lights of approaching automobiles, failed to note the curving of the highway to the left and thus continued straight ahead on the road.

Both Keltner and Welker were pinned in their seats under the vehicle. Keltner was able to extricate himself from the wreck. Welker was pronounced dead by Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, from a skull fracture, broken neck and crushed chest.

The 12 year old Howe pumper truck was badly wrecked; probably beyond repair. An auxiliary truck was brought Sunday from Anderson for relief use until it can be determined whether the damaged machine can be repaired or must be replaced.

The fire, which apparently started in a tractor shed adjacent to the garage, spread later to the large white barn, one of the finest in the community. It was stated Sunday that the tractor was in the barn and that not even gasoline was in the shed which might be blamed for the origin of the fire. All livestock was saved, excepting two goats. Besides the barn, which was insured, the tractor, a Dodge truck, more than 1,000 bushels of corn, hay, straw and a considerable quantity of oats burned. Tenants on the farm are Mr. and Mrs. Bud Perin. The tractor shed was located about 20 feet from the barn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (CST) Tuesday in the Fraze Funeral home for Mr. Welker, Rev. Ira Clark, of Piqua, O., will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Jack) Johnston, with whom Mr. Welker made his residence, 227 East North street; a son, Cecil, of Richmond; three brothers, Henry and George, of Union City, and William, who resides in Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Gray, of Union City, and Mrs. Cora Crawford, of Celina, O., and one grandson.

Mr. Welker was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and the Red Men's lodge. He was a native of Randolph county, born the son of Abraham and Mahala Bromley Welker. Most of his life was spent in Union City.

Friends may call to view the remains at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1940

Former Union City resident succumbs.

Word was received in Union City yesterday of the death early Sunday morning of George Thomas Crawford, 67, at his late residence in Harshmanville, O. He was a former resident of Union City, Ohio.

Surviving are the widow, five children and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City United Brethren church. Rev. Lewis G. Ludwick will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1940

Auto accident injuries prove fatal to Carlos woman, 69.

Mrs. Rose Alyea Hutchens, 69, wife of P. W. Hutchens of near Carlos, died in the Randolph County hospital at 9:30 p. m. Saturday, death being due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on state road 36 west of Lynn Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Hutchens, also injured in the crash, was dismissed from the hospital Saturday.

The accident occurred as the machine operated by Mr. Hutchens and one driven by Ervin Holiday of Spartanburg collided at a road intersection. Both machines were badly damaged, but Mr. and Mrs. Hutchens were not thought critically injured. Holiday was accompanied by Rogers Teeters, 11, also of Spartanburg.

Surviving Mrs. Hutchens are the husband, Peter W.; five children, Mrs. Paul Cates of Modoc, Claude Alyea of Carlos, Raymond Alyea of Williamsburg, James and Clyde Alyea of Richmond; two brothers, Noble Rawlings of Charlottesville and Otto Rawlings of Elkhart, Kans.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Williamsburg Methodist church in charge of Revs. Donald Jennings and Arthur Fisher. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery. The body has been removed from the Reynard mortuary at Modoc to the home west of Carlos.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 28, 1940

Johnson rites in Union City. - Burial of Randolph Co. native in Fountain Park.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City for Mrs. Mary Samantha Johnson, 88, native of Randolph county, who died Sunday night at her late residence on West Oak street in Union City.

Mrs. Johnson was born on Christmas day, 1851, on a farm near Crete, the daughter of Dailey and Mary Jean Cadwallader Gray. She later attended the Spartanburg school, coming to Union City while still a young girl. She was united in marriage with John (Johnny) Johnson. They moved to Springfield, Mo., and later returned to Union City where Mr. Johnson died. Mrs. Johnson moved to Winchester where she clerked in a store and met and married a second John Johnson, Portland hardware merchant. They made their home in Portland for a number of years. Following his death, she returned to Union City to make her home.

She was a member of the Union City Christian church and the W. C. T. U. She leaves only one close relative, William Heitzmann, a half-brother, 635 West Oak street, Union City.

Rev. Ben Holroyd will officiate. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Friends may view the remains at the Brooks Funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 28, 1940

Retired railroader dies at Woodington.

John Harney, 75, retired railroader, died at 6:10 a. m. Sunday at his late home in Woodington, O., following an extended illness. The Harney family resides in the home where Lowell Thomas, noted radio news commentator, was born.

Harney, who was born at Tipp City, Miami county, O., had lived at Piqua prior to moving to Darke county. His parents, John and Joanna Harney, were natives of Ireland.

He leaves one son, John J., of Woodington; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Gillespie, of Piqua.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m (EST) today at St. Mary's Catholic church, Piqua, followed by burial in Forrest Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1940

A. T. Shockney passes away. - Services to be Friday for Randolph Co. Native.

A native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, Acel Theodore Shockney, 68, retired New York Central railroad engineer, died at 2 a. m. Tuesday, at his late residence, 227 South Howard street, Union City.

Mr. Shockney was born at Haysville, southwest of Union City, the son of David and Nancy Jane Frazier Shockney. He was a member of the Harrisville Christian church, I. O. O. F. and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Mr. Shickney had been in failing health for more than one year, but had been seriously ill for two days. He had retired on August 15, 1938.

Surviving, besides the widow, Nora, are three sons and one daughter; Lawrence Shockney, Roy Shockney and Mrs. Ada Brown, all of Union City, and Cecil Shockney, of Dayton, O.; one sister, Mrs. Harl Sutton, of near Union City; three brothers, Wesley Shockney, of near Union City; Taylor Shockney, of Bluffton, and Norman Shockney of Pontiac, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 7:30 p. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. John Watson officiating. Special music will be provided by Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

(Burial services for Acel T. (Ora) Shockney, who died May 28, was held at 4 p. m. Tuesday, June 11th in the Union City cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Watson. Interment was postponed until this time because of the illness of a son, Cecil Shockney, of Dayton, O.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 31, 1940

Gahret infant funeral today. - Child's death caused by asphyxiation in bed.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City for William Cliffton Gahret, 6 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Gahret, who died of asphyxiation about 2 p. m. Wednesday at his home, 1114 West Oak street, Union City.

Suffocation resulting in death, was caused by bed clothing covering the infant's head, it was reported.

Surviving besides the parents, Nolan and Clara Gahret, are two brothers, Leland and Norman; one sister, Betty; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Patterson, of Division street, Union City and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Gahret, of Union City.

Rev. Ben Holroyd will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 31, 1940

Former Ridgeville woman succumbs.

Mrs. Merlyn Ashinger Squires, daughter of the late Mrs. Revenna Ashinger, formerly of Ridgeville, died Monday at her home in New York City, according to word received here.

Survivors are the husband, Fred Squires; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keller, of Winchester, and Mrs. Oscar Cook, of Detroit, Mich., and an uncle, O. R. Furrow, of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 1, 1940

George Siegler heart victim. - Ridgeville pioneer businessman dies; funeral Monday.

George Siegler, 85, Ridgeville's oldest business man and a native of Wurttemberg, Germany, died of a heart ailment at 8:30 a. m. Friday at his late residence. He had been ill for the past 13 weeks.

He was born May 19, 1855, the son of John and Charlotta Staib Siegler and attended school in Wurttemberg, coming to the United States while still a young man. Mr. Siegler had been in the restaurant and bakery business in Ridgeville for the past 63 years. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. He was united in marriage with Amanda Shaffer, deceased, in Dayton, O., August 24, 1877.

Surviving are one son, Charles Siegler; one daughter, Dollie Siegler, both of Ridgeville, and a sister-in-law, Mary Shaffer, who has made her home at the Siegler residence since 1880.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. in the Evangelical church in Ridgeville, with Rev. Harris DeWesse officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City from where it will be returned to the residence in Ridgeville this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 1, 1940

L. M. Reynolds passes away. - Infection fatal to young man; funeral Sunday.

Complications resulting from the flu and a kidney infection contracted nearly four months ago claimed the life of Leslie Merle Reynolds, 32, at 3:30 a. m. Friday at his residence, 216 South Howard street, in Union City.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Lynn the son of Albert and Grace Lawrence Reynolds. He attended the Hollansburg, O., schools and then came to Union City about 14 years ago. He had been employed as deliveryman for the Union City branch of the American Railway Express agency for more than five years. During that time he had earned repeated recognition from the company for his splendid record for safe driving, having never had an accident. He attended the Union City United Brethren church.

He leaves a widow, Margaret; two sons, Wilbur Eugene and Larry Lee, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reynolds, Union City.

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

The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City where friends may call.

(An Obituary was published June 6, 1940. It stated that he was married to Margaret Hotmire on November 28, 1934. He was also survived by one brother Verlyn Reynolds.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 1, 1940

Russell P. Branson expires at Warren.

Russell P. Branson, 76, former Randolph county resident, died at 4:30 p. m. Friday at his home in Warren. The body has been returned to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland. No funeral arrangements had been made last night.

Survivors are one son, Harold, of Schenectady, N. Y. Branson Harbour, of Winchester, is a nephew.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1940

War veteran is found dead. - Clarence D. Rook, victim of heart attack on Randolph farm.

Portland, Indiana, June 2. --- Clarence Dale Rook, 44, World war veteran, was found dead in the sheep house on his farm home one-half mile north of Ridgeville about 9:30 o'clock Friday night by his sons on their return home from Winchester. Mr. Rook had gone to the sheep house just a short time before and when he did not return Mrs. Rook asked the boys to go after him. Death was attributed to a heart attack by the Randolph county coroner.

Mr. Rook was born May 2, 1896, in Jay county, son of John W. and Rebecca J. Bicknell Rook. On March ?, 1920, he was married to Ethel Agnes Stouder. He enlisted in the navy in May, 1913, and served until August 14, 1919. He was an expert gun pointer on the U. S. S. S. Arizona.

Surviving besides the widow are the children, Gaynall Darwin, Marvin Gale, Clarence, Jr., Herman Duane, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rook of northwest of Portland; one brother and three sisters, Francis Rook and Pearl, wife of Jesse Kinley of Redkey; Mrs. Elsa Stakebake of Portland and Mildred, wife of Herman Ploefner of Detroit. Three sisters are deceased..

Military services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Redkey United Brethren church. Rev. J. H. Nall will officiate. Burial will be made in the Redkey cemetery.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home and returned to the residence Saturday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1940

Jacob Dotson passes away. - Heart trouble is fatal to Union City man last night.

Jacob Dotson, 65, died at his home at 1011 West Hickory street, Union City, Sunday night at 11 o'clock of heart trouble. Although he had been ill for the past five months his death was unexpected.

The deceased was born near Lima, Ohio, April 10, 1875, the son of Thomas and Susanne Dotson and in 1895 was married to Nettie Graham of Cridersville, Ohio, who died in March of last year. He had been a resident of Union City practically all of his married life, being a plumber and mechanic for the Wahl and Lynch hardware for the past 10 years and previous to that was an engineer at the Union City water works for 15 years.

Surviving are seven children, John and Frank Dotson and Mrs. Lois Hunt of Indianapolis, Eddie Dotson and Mrs. Ruby Runkle of Union City, Margaret Waggoner of Greenville and Mrs. Carman Shockley of Winchester; two brothers, Albert and Stephen Dotson , of Cridersville; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Spelker of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Ira Clume and Mrs. Russell DeLong of Cridersville, and 17 grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending completion of funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were conducted 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Fraze funeral home, Union City. Rev. Carl G. Adams officiated and burial was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Anna Lee of Salamonia dies in the Union City hospital.

Anna Lee of Salamonia died at the Union City hospital at 8 o'clock last night after being removed there from her home four hours earlier, death being due to heart trouble and complications following a illness of several years. She had been serious the past two days.

The deceased was born March 24, 1869 in Union City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilson, being 73 years, two months and nine days of age at the time of her death. On December 18, 1926 she was married to Charles Lee, who survives.

Other survivors include three children, Opal, wife of Henry Schlotzhauer of Ridgeville, Wilbur Geirhart of Whittle, Cal. and Archie Geirhart of Long Beach, Cal.; two brothers, David Wilson of Detroit and Robert P. Wilson of Clarendon, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Markwood and Mrs. Burdette Mangel of Clarendon, Texas; and two grandchildren.

The body was remove to the Williamson and Sons funeral home in Portland and funeral arrangements will not be completed until word from relatives in California.

(Funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon from the Salamonia Methodist church in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney, pastor of the West Walnut Street Church of Christ in Portland. Burial was made in the Salamonia cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1940

Noah Smith dies at Beamsville.

Noah Smith, 79 years old, died at 4:30 a. m. Monday at his late home in Beamsville after a lingering illness.

He leaves a wife and five children, Harley Smith, of Beamsville, Mrs. Charles Moore and Mrs. Charles Treon, both of Versailles; Mrs. Blanche Folkerth, Sidney, and Mrs. Esther Connaughton, Toledo.

Funeral services will be held at the Beamsville Christian church at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1940

Shaw death caused by heart ailment.

Richard Shaw, 83, a retired Darke county farmer, died at 6:45 p. m. Sunday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a short illness from heart disease. He was admitted to the hospital only a few hours before death.

Shaw, who was a native of Xenia, O., had spent the major part of his life in the Woodington area. His late home is 1 miles northeast of Union City.

He leaves his son, Alfred Show, of Woodington; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Walters, also of Woodington, and Mrs. Earl Baughman and Mrs. Daisy Cole, Greenville; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Wednesday at the Woodington Christian church with Rev. John A. Stover officiating. Burial will be in the old Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1940

Elma Dixon rites today. - Lingering illness fatal to Windsor woman in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Elma Dixon, 32, wife of Harold Dixon of Windsor, died Monday at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, after a long illness.

Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, at home, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson, of Spartanburg; a sister, Mrs. Louis Myers of Muncie, and four brothers, Carl and Gilbert Anderson, of Parker, Merrill of Fort Knox, Ky., and Max of Scottsburg.

The body has been removed to the residence from the Perry funeral home in Parker. Friends man call at the home.

Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon (CST) at the Windsor Methodist church, Rev. Orla Cortner of Muncie and Rev. O. C. Bouge of Winchester, in charge. Burial will be in the Strong cemetery at Albany.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1940

Death claims Ivan E. Ross. - Veteran police officer dies at hospital; funeral today.

Ivan Earl Ross, 54, veteran police officer of the Winchester city force in former administrations of Mayors Oran E. Ross and John P. Clark and recently a merchant policeman, died at 3 a. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital, death following a lingering illness.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the Summers funeral home at 10 a. m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris, pastor of the Main street Church of Christ. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, India; a daughter, Emma, a half-sister, Mrs. Ira Davisson, and the mother, Mrs. Margaret Pursley, all of Winchester and vicinity.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1940

Lawrence funeral in Ansonia today.

Funeral services for N. G. Lawrence, 56, who died at his late home four miles northwest of Ansonia early Monday morning, will be conducted from the Ansonia Methodist church at 2 p. m. (EST) today. Burial will be at New Madison.

The death of Mr. Lawrence, who was widely known throughout Darke county, followed an extended illness from diabetes.

He is survived by a widow, Rosa, and four children, three sons and one daughter.

The children are: Lester and R. R. Lawrence, both of Ansonia; Mrs. Roy Huffman, Union City, and Herman H. Lawrence, of Middletown, and former Union City East Side school principal.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1940

Wm. D. Morris passes away. - President Morris 5 and 10 cent stores dies at Bluffton.

Bluffton, Ind., June 4. --- William D. Morris, 58, president of the Morris company which operates a chain of 59 5 & 10 cent to $1 stores in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, died at 1:20 this morning at his home at 312 South Main street, following an illness of heart trouble.

He had been in poor health since November 10, 1939, at which time he was forced to retire from active duty with the company and take a rest. His wife was his constant companion during this period and he was apparently recovering when he suffered another heart attack last Sunday. From that time his condition grew steadily worse and he slipped into a coma from which he never rallied. His wife, suffered greatly from shock over his passing.

William D. Morris was born at Lebanon, on Jan. 23, 1882, a son of John A. and Mary E. Powell Morris. He came to Bluffton with his parents in 1892 and grew to young manhood in this city.

His marriage to Rachel Hardwick took place at Martinsville on June 2, 1913.

Surviving besides the widow are two sisters, Mrs. Harry McFarren and Mrs. C. B. Larrimer, both of Bluffton. A brother, George S. Morris, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Bluffton Elks lodge.

He served in Company E of the 169th Infantry during the Spanish-American war.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the residence at 312 South Main street in charge of Rev. W. J. Lichau assisted by Rev. Morris H. Coers. Burial will be in Elm Grove cemetery.

The Bluffton store of the Morris company will remain closed until after the funeral and the other 68 stores in the chain will be closed during the period of 2 to 3 p. m. Thursday, the hour of the funeral service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 6, 1940

Emory Bealls passes away. - County resident dies at his home near Union City.

Emory Curtis Bealls, 67, died at his home near Union City Tuesday night.

Surviving are the widow; three sons, Omer and Alva, of Muncie, and James, of near Alexandria; three daughters, Mrs. Clark Green, of New Castle; Mrs. Roscoe Ward, of near Muncie, and Martha, at home; one brother, William Bealls, of Springport; one sister, Laura Moody, of Anderson and one half-sister, Mrs. Dora Leland, of Coffeeville, Kans.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparations and taken to the late residence Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Eaton Church of God at 2:30 o'clock (CST) Friday afternoon. Interment in the Union cemetery near Eaton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 7, 1940

Death takes Claude Hysell. - Portland resident passes away at hospital at Muncie.

Portland, Indiana, June 6. --- Claude A Hysell, 27, Sheller factory employee, died Thursday morning at 5:30 o'clock at the Ball Hospital, Muncie, where he had been taken six weeks ago for treatment of complications. He had been ill for the past three months. With his family he had resided on Floral avenue.

Born June 21, 1912 in Portland, he had been a resident of this city during his entire life. He was the son of Clinton and Eva Pearl Haviland Hysell. On October 19, 1935, he was married to Ruby G. Lee, who survives with two children, Rosalee, 3, and Larry Clinton, one. Other survivors are the parents of Floral avenue; one sister, Mrs. Leo Foster, of Ridgeville and two grandmothers, Mrs. Rhute Hysell, of West Seventh street and Mrs. Mary Ann Haviland of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Brethren church in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. H. Nall. The body will be returned to the home of the parents from the Williamson funeral home this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 8, 1940

Death claims Chas. Wasson. - Funeral for Frankfort man to be held in Union City.

Charles E. Wasson, 69, died at 9:30 a. m. Friday at his home in Frankfort of heart trouble following a short illness.

The deceased was born November 1, 1879 in Wayne township near Union City the son of William and Susan (Harles) Wasson. He attended the Wayne township schools and had been a furniture dealer in Frankfort for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was united in marriage to Ora Harrison and later married to Pearl Hay.

Surviving are three brothers, Peter and Cal Wasson of Union City and Cora Wasson of Winchester and one sister, Hattie Miller of Union City.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City this morning and friends and relatives are invited after 5 o'clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze mortuary in charge of Rev. Carl Adams. Interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1940

Horn funeral at Arba today. - Elderly woman claimed by death Saturday at Hollansburg, O.

Mrs. Angeline Horn, 78, died early Saturday morning at her home in Hollansburg, Ohio.

She leaves the husband, A. D. (Dan) horn; two sons, Leo of near Union City and Elmer of Covington, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Foreman, Danville, Ind., 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. (CST) at the Arba Friends church in charge of Rev. W. E. Souders. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1940

Miss Ida Wolf stroke victim. - Funeral services to be conducted Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Ida Wolf, 68, died Saturday at 3 p. m. in the Union City hospital following a paralytic stroke suffered last Monday at her residence, 326 Carter street, Union City.

Miss Wolf, born in Darke county, Ohio, spent nearly her entire life in and near Union City where she was employed as a housekeeper. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolf. The deceased was a member of the Lisbon church and the Union City chapter of the Daughters of America.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Trine, Union City; Mrs. Jane Gephart, of near Arcanum, O., and Mrs. Clara White, of Lancaster, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks Funeral home, North Union street, Union City, Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1940

Mother dies.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Saturday at 7 a. m. of Mrs. Catherine Kline, 93, in Dayton, O. The deceased was the mother of Walter Kline, 639 North Howard street, Union City, and had visited frequently here. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Morris funeral home in Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 11, 1940

Death claims woman, age 74. - Mrs. Adaline A. Singer dies at hospital; rites at Saratoga.

Mrs. Adaline Caroline Singer, 74, died at the Randolph County hospital at 1:30 p. m. Monday.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Smith, 534 East North street, Winchester, and one brother, Jacob Long of Saratoga.

The body has been removed from the Clark and Maynard funeral home to the residence of the daughter, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga U. B. church in charge of Rev. D. R. Lusk. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 11, 1940

H. Hollowell dies Monday. - Ridgeville man expires at Randolph County hospital.

Harry Abner Hollowell, 60, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Monday morning.

Surviving are three children, Hilred Betts and Fern of Dunkirk, and Vauda Lansford of Muncie; one sister Violet Jenner, of Los Angeles and one brother, Ross, of Blooming Prairie, Montana.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville where it will remain until the hour of the funeral which will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) from the Middleton chapel in charge of Rev. W. O. Powers. Burial in the Maxville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 11, 1940

Randolph Co. resident dies. - William Zimmerman, 72, dies at home in Pontiac, Michigan.

William Zimmerman, 72, former resident of near Ridgeville died at his home at Pontiac, Mich., Sunday evening.

Surviving are the widow Flora; two sons, Dewey N. and Ralph D. of Chicago and three brothers, Philip of Redkey, Albert of Ridgeville and Martin of Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hopewell church north of Farmland in charge of Rev. Ernest Pursley and Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Interment in the Hopewell cemetery. Short services will be conducted Tuesday night at Pontiac. Thornburg funeral home at Farmland is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1940

Salem native dies at Muncie. - Mary (Molly) Thornburg; 73, will be buried Thursday.

Portland, Indiana, June 11. --- Mary (Molly) Thornburg, 73, died at 10:20 o'clock Monday night at the Ball hospital in Muncie following an illness of kidney disease and complications. She had resided at 221 East First street, Muncie.

Mrs. Thornburg was born at Salem in Madison township, November 18, 1866, daughter of Isaac and Mahala (Campbell) Davis.

Surviving besides the husband, Joe Thornburg, are the following children: Cliff Constable of near Albany, Grant Constable of Chicago, Fanny, wife of J. C. Ayers of Chicago, Harry Constable of Richmond, Augie, wife of Hubert Boober of Richmond, Fred Yockey of New Castle, Arthur Yockey of San Jose, Cal., and Gracie Maitlen of Hartford City; one stepson, Ottis Thornburg of Winchester; two step daughters, Mary Morris of Winchester and Elsie Vastell of Muncie; one brother, Charles Davis, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Bain, both of Portland; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Two sons, two step sons, three brothers and one sister are deceased.

The body was brought to Williamson and Sons funeral home and will be taken to the late residence in Muncie Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Muncie Nazarene church, corner of Seventh and High streets Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock (DST). Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1940

Hubbard rites Thursday at 2. - Joseph William Hubbard, dies at home five miles south of Farmland.

Joseph William Hubbard, 69, died at his home five miles south of Farmland at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday.

Survivors are the widow, Rachael Elizabeth; three sons, Marion and Leland, of Farmland, Ralph of near Winchester, and one brother, Oscar, of Farmland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Poplar Run church with Rev. George Addington officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1940

Rebecca H. Duke funeral is today at Williamsburg.

Fountain City, Ind., June 11. --- Mrs. Rebecca Hodson Duke, 59, died at her home, two and one-half miles northwest of Williamsburg, Sunday at 4:15 p. m. She was born July 18, 1880 in Earldom, Iowa.

Survivors are the husband, Frank Duke; a son, Carl Duke, Hagerstown; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Thurston, near Williamsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Baxter, Winchester; Mrs. Milt Morris, Lynn, and Mrs. Bratain Aldrich, Brookville, Ohio; one grandchild.

She was a member of the Friends church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Williamsburg Friends church in charge of Rev. Emerson Cloyd. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1940

Infirmary inmate claimed by death.

Norman E. Johnson, 73, died at the Randolph county infirmary Tuesday at 9 a. m., death following a long illness. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Allie Sharp of Chicago, and two brothers, George of Bluffton and John of Montpelier.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester Wednesday at 3 p. m. with Rev. George Brannon officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1940

Mary Ketring dies at Arba. - Lingering illness fatal Wednesday morning; funeral Friday.

Mary L. (Mamie) Ketring, 71, died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Arba after a lingering illness.

She is survived by the husband, Reuben; one son, Everett, of Arba; three brothers, Lee Nuss of Spartanburg and Genn and Wilford of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Mullen of Muncie and Edith and Goldie of Richmond; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Arba Friends church at 2 o'clock Friday in charge of Rev. Delmar Mock. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery. Friends may call at the home in Arba after 1 o'clock today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1940

Man, 73, dies at farm birthplace.

Frank Wentel Klase, 73, died at 9:45 p. m. Tuesday at his farm home one mile north of Greenville on the Ansonia pike after an extended illness. Death was hastened by a heart attack he suffered last Friday.

The deceased, a son of the late Wentel and Hannah M. Klase, was born on the farm where death occurred.

He leaves a wife, Carrie; one brother, John, of Piqua, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jacobi, Versailles, and Mrs. George Russ, of Greenville R. F. D. 5.

The remains have been removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, where services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (CST), Friday, with the Rev. K. J. Katterhenrich officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born January 25, 1867 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH. His wife was Carrie Emaline Lawrence.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 18, 1940

E. E. Switzer passes away. - Services Wednesday morning; burial in Palestine.

Elmer E. Switzer, 53, died at the home of Mrs. Sadie Price, 123 Sycamore street, Union City, O., Monday at 4 a. m. of complications resulting from a illness beginning last August.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, July 7, 1886, the son of Charles and Lucy Phillips Switzer. Working as a laborer, Mr. Switzer lived in and around the Union City and Winchester communities all of his life.

Survivors include the widow and three daughters. Also surviving are several cousins, including Dan Engle, of Portland; Jake and George Patterson, of Ridgeville, and Henry Halphin, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City. Rev. J. V. Hicks, of Greenville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine, O. cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains at the funeral home any time after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 18, 1940

Services today for Mrs. Clara Hood.

Mrs. Clara D. Hood, 79, widow of the late Winfield Scott Hood, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Schurr, at Coletown, after an illness extending over the past five years.

Mrs. Hood, a native of Greenville township, Darke County, had been a member of the Coletown Christian church for many years. Her husband has been dead since 1928.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Schurr and Mrs. Rowens Riegel, of Savona, and two grandchildren, Charles and Virginia Riegel.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) today at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville, followed by burial in Manuel cemetery. Rev. Lyman will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 18, 1940

Mary J. Hitchcock, 100, once resident of Winchester, dies.

Word was received in Winchester yesterday by Mrs. Charles Lewis of the death of Mrs. Mary J. Hitchcock, 100 years old, who died at the I. O. O. F. Home in Mattoon, Ill. The deceased, a former resident of Winchester, observed her one hundredth birthday on August 8, 1939. Funeral services will be conducted today in Mattoon at the home at 2 o'clock.

Born in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Hitchcock, a daughter of S. B. Fox, spent much of her early life in Winchester, going later to Chicago. Mrs. Emma Ramsey of Chicago is the only surviving member of her immediate family. Winchester relatives are Mrs. Loring Coddington and son, Charles Robert, great-niece and great great nephew respectively. Mrs. Lewis's husband was a nephew of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1940

Death takes Chas. Baxter. - Randolph County youth passes away at Indianapolis.

Charles D. Baxter, 21, residing four miles north of Union City on the State Line, died Tuesday at 3:05 a. m. in the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. Death, following an illness of nine weeks, was attributed to a sinus infection. He had been in the hospital during the past four weeks.

The youth was born February 26, 1919, near Bartonia in Randolph county. He attended the Fountain City and Lynn Schools.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baxter, with whom he made his home; three sisters, Marian, Geneva and Juanita, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baxter, south of Winchester, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Drake, Randolph county.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. in the Lisbon church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The remains will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of the parents this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1940

Aged resident of County dies. - Orlando Baldwin expires at home of daughter in Lynn.

Orlando Baldwin, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifford Thompson, of Lynn, at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of several months.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Ellin of Fountain City and Mrs. Clifford Thompson, at whose home she died; three sons, William C. and Clyde of Richmond and Ed of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Mary Paxton, of Canyon City, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Bloomingport Friends church Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment in Cherry Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home at Lynn after one o'clock this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1940

Former Randolph Co. man dies; to be returned for burial.

Word has been received here of the death of Robert J. Byrum, 85, at the home of his son in Anderson. The deceased was born in Randolph county between Winchester and Union City and slightly north, later moving to Wheeling West Va., where he was a contractor for many years. Mrs. Byrum (Mollie Mangas) preceded him in death two years ago, as well as an infant son, Foster.

Surviving are five sons, Russell and Ralston, of Anderson; Roy, Leo and Don, of Wheeling, W. Va. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a. m. in Anderson. The cortege will then proceed to Union City where graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. (CST) in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 20, 1940

J. McGlinch dies at New Weston, O.; funeral to be Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) in the New Weston Methodist church for James McGlinch, 82, who died Tuesday afternoon at his late home in New Weston. Death followed an illness of 11 weeks. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate. Burial will be in the Hosapple cemetery.

The deceased, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, had lived in Darke county since boyhood, spending most of his life on a farm in Wabash township.

He leaves a widow, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Rhoades, of New Weston, route 1; six sons, Lowell, of Versailles, route 3; Walter, of New Weston, route 1, and Harold, Leonard, Orville and Robert, all of Greenville, O.; twenty-four grandchildren; two step-children, Jesse Gibson, of Columbia City, Ind., and Mrs. Harry Flaugh, of Payne, O.; fourteen step-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Connaughton, of near New Weston.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Sept. 4, 1857 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Peter McGlinch and Anna Markley, both born in Donegal, Ireland. His wife Anna was born in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Moyer and Susanah Hittle.) (1880 Darke Co. Census gives surname as McGlinchey and states Peter was born in 1824 and Anna born in 1831.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 20, 1940

Graveside rites this afternoon for Bowers child.

Graveside burial service will be held at the Abbottsville cemetery, south of Greenville, this afternoon for Norma Jeanne Bowers, two day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bowers, of Hillgrove, who died Wednesday. The funeral cortege will leave the Brooks funeral home in Union City at 1 p. m. (CST) today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1940

Death claims Nettie A. Best. - Mother-in-law of Judge John W. Macy to be buried Saturday.

Mrs. Nettie Alice Best, 71, mother-in-law of Judge John W. Macy, died Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital, where she has been a patient for several weeks.

Mrs. Best made her home east of Lynn, having moved there a few years ago from the vicinity of Winchester.

She was the daughter of Rev. Simpson Hinshaw, pioneer Quaker preacher of the White River community.

Survivors include the husband, John D. Best, of Lynn, three daughters, Mrs. John Macy of Winchester, Mrs. Earl Heston of Ridgeville and Mrs. Fred Davis of Gaston; two sons, Glen Ward of Peoria, Ill., and Fred Ward of Muncie; two brothers Dr. Earl Hinshaw and Bert Hinshaw, both of Richmond, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Albright of Richmond and Mrs. Porter Chenoweth of Lynn.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home, where it will remain until after the funeral service, which will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m., with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1940

8 week illness proves fatal. - Mrs. Catherine Delk, 77, dies at home in Farmland.

Mrs. Catherine Delk, 77, died at her home in Farmland yesterday following an eight week illness.

Surviving are one son, Clayton, of near Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. George Cavanaugh of Farmland, Mrs. Lelia Delk at home and Mrs. J. M. Simmons, of near Winchester; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 22, 1940

Heart trouble proves fatal. - Mrs. I. Murray expires at her home in Union City Friday.

Mrs. I. Murrary, 73, died at her home at 328 Pearl street at 11 o'clock last night following an illness of 16 weeks of heart trouble.

Mrs. Murray was born in Randolph county the daughter of William and Amanda (Hinkle) Huffman and was united in marriage to I. Murray, who survives. She was a member of the Christian church.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard Glunt of Union City and Mrs. Walter Latz of Indianapolis and two grandsons, Murray Glunt and David Murray Latz.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were held Monday at the residence for Mrs. Isaiah (Mary) Murray, Rev. Ben Holroyd officiated. Burial was made in the Saratoga cemetery. She was the last of a family of 11 children.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1940

Ella S. Ward passes away. - Death results from illness following a fall.

Mrs. Ella Scott Ward 82, widow of A. H. Ward, died at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at her home at 517 Pearl street, Union City, after six years of ill health. For the past four months she was confined to her home with a broken leg resulting from a fall in her home on February 22.

She was born near Winchester on July 24, 1857 and was the daughter of Simpson and Hannah Smith Scott. She received her education in the district school, Winchester in Greensfork, White River and Wayne townships, Randolph County. On July 4, 1877 she was married to A. H. Ward, well known teacher, and for 34 years she lived in West Union, west of Union City. In 1912 the family moved to Union City, occupying the present home for 25 years.

She was a member of the Methodist church of Union City since 1882. She was a charter member of the American Legion auxiliary, and one of the oldest members of the Monday Afternoon Reading club. She was formerly affiliated with the Business and Professional Women's club, Rebekah lodge, and the Women's Relief corps until that organization disbanded.

She is survived by one daughter, Miss Mabel E. Ward, teacher in the Union City West Side High school; Don C. Ward, teacher, newspaper man and lecturer also of Union City; Dr. M. S. Ward, president of Ferris institute, Big Rapids, Mich. One son, Clyde Evarts Ward, died at the age of four years. Surviving also are two sisters, Mrs. Ann S. Clapp of Union City and Mrs. H. H. Wetz, of Indianapolis, and one brother W. C. Scott, of Eaton, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 3 p. m. with Rev. A. C. Winchmeier, of Markle, officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Fraze Funeral home to the Ward residence Tuesday at 2 p. m., after which time friends may call.

(She attended both the Winchester high school and Winchester Normal school. She taught for several years prior to her marriage in Greensfork, White River and Wayne townships in Randolph County.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1940

Will Hold Geeting Infant Rites Today.

Graveside funeral services will be heldo at 1:30 p. m. today in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester for John Curtis Geeting, stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Geeting, residing two-and-one-half miles west of Saratoga. The infant was born Sunday at 4 p. m. in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. Mrs. Geeting formerly was Miss Mary Study, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Study of near Jackson school. The remains were removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City for burial preparations.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1940

Death claims Schwyn child. - 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwyn passes away.

Norman Ernest Schwyn, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwyn of near Winchester, died Sunday at 10 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital.

The survivors are the parents, two brothers, Ray and Charles, at home; two sisters, Frances, at home and Mrs. Elizabeth Willis of Winchester, and the grandfather, John Schwyn, Sr.

The body has been removed from the Clark and Maynard funeral home to the residence, five miles northwest of Winchester, where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Roy Beachler Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Nazarene church. Interment will be at Elmridge cemetery, Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1940

Goldia Evans passes away. - Lifelong resident of Randolph Co. dies; rites Thursday.

Mrs. Goldia E. Evans, 56, died at her home, two and one-half miles southeast of Saratoga, Tuesday noon, following a stroke suffered at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning from which she never regained consciousness.

The deceased was born March 26, 1884, at Deerfield, the daughter of Isaiah and Mary Elizabeth (Steed) Jellison and was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are the husband, Ward, and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Casperson, of Deerfield. Two daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga Methodist church in charge of Rev. H. T. Miller, pastor. Interment in the Ritenour cemetery at Deerfield. The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be taken to the late residence this afternoon where friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1940

Katie Wolff passes away. - Aged woman dies after long suffering from paralysis.

Mrs. Katie Wolff, 75, died at 9:15 a. m. Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Gutheil, 728 Richmond street, Winchester, death following a lingering illness from paralysis.

The survivors are one son, Eddie Gardner, of Hollywood, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Gutheil, at whose home she died, and three brothers, Enoss Roosa and Vine Roosa, both of Winchester, and Charles Roosa of Indianapolis.

The body will be returned to the residence of the sister, Mrs. Gutheil, this afternoon from the Clark and Maynard funeral home where friends are invited to call. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 27, 1940

J. W. (Billie) Simmons, Auditor of Randolph County, passes away; - Popular public official succumbs after long illness; funeral services at 2:30 p. m. Friday with colleagues as pall bearers; courthouse to close; widow appointed by Commissioners as his successor.

All of Randolph county was saddened yesterday morning by the announcement that Auditor James W. (Billie) Simmons, one of the most popular and able public officials ever to serve the county, had died at 3:25 a. m. at his home in the Hiatt and Payne apartments on the east side of the courthouse square, Winchester.

Mr. Simmons, who was 67 years of age, had been in ill health for several years and since last February, when his condition became serious, he had been unable to be at his office.

The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home, where friends may call, until 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon when it will be taken to the Main Street Church of Christ to lie in state for one hour before the funeral at 2:30 p. m. The service will be in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris, pastor of the church, of which Mr. Simmons was a member. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Acting as pall bearers will be six fellow county officials, County Commissioners Everett Coggeshall, John Bickel and Edgar Hill, Clerk Phillip Kabel, Assessor Orla Keener and Treasurer Troy Simmons, the latter a first cousin of the deceased. Named as honorary pall bearers were Recorder H. B. Chenoweth and Road Superintendent Henry Longnecker, who like the six associates who will bear the dead official to his grave, occupied offices with him on the first floor of the courthouse.

The county building will be closed during the entire afternoon Friday with the exception of the board of review, which already had sent appearance notices to taxpayers and which will suspend only during the hour of the funeral.

Meeting in open session at 10 o'clock yesterday morning the board of commissioners named Mr. Simmons; widow, Mrs. Catherine E. Simmons, as his successor in office to take effect immediately. Mrs. Blanche Gard, who has been deputy auditor since Mr. Simmons became seriously ill, will continue in that capacity.

The popularity in Randolph county of "Billie" Simmons was shown in the Republican primary election of the spring of 1938 when as one of four candidates for the nomination as county auditor he polled 3, 410 votes, which was but 43 less than twice as many as the combined totals of his three opponents. And he had made no campaign.

Elected that fall, he took charge January 1, 1939 of the office in which he had moved as deputy under Richard M. Fraze.

Mr. Simmons was born in Jackson township December 27, 1872, a son of Benjamin W. and Elizabeth A. (Reeves) Simmons, both natives of that section of Randolph county. His father, who went to the Civil war as a member of the 69th Indiana Infantry and was shot through the body at the Battle of Vicksburg, - an injury from which he never fully recovered - was elected county recorder in 1889 and the family moved to Winchester and then to a farm in West River township.

Eighteen months after taking office as recorder, Benjamin W. Simmons died and William G. Moulton, of Parker, was appointed to complete the term for the widow. "Billie" Simmons worked in the office and was so engaged when the late David Strahan, who had been elected sheriff in 1894 and who was the comrade who carried his wounded father from the field at Vicksburg, appointed him deputy sheriff. When Mr. Stahan resigned a little more than three years later his deputy was appointed sheriff and completed the term.

Four years later, after having engaged in electrical work, Mr. Simmons was deputy for two years under Sheriff George Bright. During the period from 1904 to 1916 he held clerkships with the Big Four railroad and with an Indianapolis bonding company. From 1916 to 1920 he was in the office of the old Woodbury Glass company in Winchester and from 1920 until 1924 he operated a restaurant in the room now occupied by the Goodrich Tire company on North Main street. After selling that business he was office manager for a company operating the stockyards in Winchester and at Greenville and Farmland until shortly before he was appointed deputy auditor under Mr. Fraze.

Mr. Simmons was married in 1896 to Miss Catherine E. Gollither, of Nettle Creek township. They have three daughters, Thelma I., wife of Dr. William H. Howard, of Hammond; Mrs. Reva Graham, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Virginia, wife of William Mendenhall, of Winchester.

Also surviving Mr. Simmons are three sisters and three brothers - Mrs. W. G. Hopkins of Angola, Misses Etta and Gertrude Simmons and Charles and Harry Simmons of Indianapolis, and Orville Simmons of Franklin, Ind. - and seven grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1940

Union City Body Co. employe killed in auto-truck crash.

Dayton, O., June 27. --- Failure of a traffic light at the intersection of route 40 and 49 to function, Wednesday night, may have indirectly caused the death of Charles L. Powell, 19, of rural route 1, Greenville, killed about midnight when his car and a truck crashed 10 miles north of Dayton at the intersection. Nearby residents told Sheriff's Deputy C. L. Weidel and State Patrolman Ralph Oder, who investigated the accident, that the north and south green light had not been working for three days. The matter is being investigated by the sheriff's office and state patrol authorities.

Powell, returning to Greenville from Dayton with Robert Weaver, 19, also of Greenville, driver of the car, was pinned in his auto as the truck, crossing the road, overturned in the collision. He was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan hospital. He was a graduate of Greenville high school in the class of 1938 and was employed by the Union City Body Works, Union City.

Weaver, thrown clear at the moment of impact, received fractures of both legs and a possible skull fracture. His condition was reported as serious, Thursday, at Good Samaritan hospital.

Driver of the truck, William Bushelman, 29, of Indianapolis, was ordered to report Thursday to the prosecuting attorney's office for questioning. Sheriff's Deputies Al DeAngulo and Cliff Botender were also detailed to the scene of the accident.

Powell's body was returned to Greenville where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST), at the C. J. Miller and Sons funeral home. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Powel, three sisters survive; Mrs. David Mowery, of Dayton; Mrs. Marion Huffard, of Greenville, and Mrs. Omer Huffard of Woodington.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Charles Lester Powell was born Sept. 2, 1920 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH., the son of Charles Powell and Linnie (Brady) Powell. He was buried on the 29th in the Greenville Cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1940

David McCarter is claimed by death at Union St. home.

David McCarter, five month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan McCarter, died at 4 p. m. Thursday at the residence, 736 North Union street.

Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Shirley Ellen, Milton, Luther, Joe Lee, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters, James McCarter, Carl Coltier, of Union City, and Mrs. Mable Crow, of Winchester.

Funeral services will probably be held today with burial in the United Brethren cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Brooks funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1940

Schockney funeral in Union City Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City for Cecil Shockney, 39, who died Wednesday afternoon following an illness of five weeks in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton. Burial will be made in Anderson.

Mr. Shockney had resided at 739 Ormond avenue, in Dayton, before his brief illness. Services will be held in Union City immediately following the arrival of the funeral cortege, unless present plans are altered.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1940

Mrs. Lade Martin, former resident of Lynn, is dead.

Mrs. Lade Martin, former resident of Lynn, died at her home in Tipton Thursday at 5 a. m., having been ill for several months.

The survivors are the husband, Allie; two sons, Basil, of near Winchester and Russell, of Tipton; one brother, Ott Aldrich, of Brookville, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Charles McGee, of Piqua, Ohio.

The body will arrive in Lynn at 12 o'clock noon Saturday and be taken to the Thomas funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the funeral service. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the West Christian church in Lynn, with burial in the New Liberty cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1940

Ex-Ridgeville banker dies. - Rickert remains to be buried in Saratoga cemetery.

John E. Rickert, 62, native of Randolph county and for more than 20 years president of the Ridgeville bank, died Wednesday at 1 p. m. at his late residence, 2020 North Alabama street, Indianapolis.

Mr. Rickert was born the son of George and Jane Rickert, deceased.

Survivors include the widow, Grace Mote Richert, formerly of Lynn; two sons, Wayne of New York City, and Dale, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, one brother, William A. Rickert, and a sister, Mrs. Andy Linn, both of west of Union City. Mrs. Glenn Hindsley, of Union City, is a niece.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Titas Funeral home in Indianapolis. Graveside funeral services will follow at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 29, 1940

Geo. Miller passes away. - Services to be held in Union City Sunday afternoon.

George C. Miller, 71, Darke county native and resident of this community for more than half a century, died at 11 p. m. Thursday in the Wayne hospital in Greenville following a period of ill health extending over the past five years. He had been in the hospital for the past two weeks.

Mr. Miller, who lived on Division street, Union City, O., until less than a year ago when he went to make his residence in the Dunkard home in Greenville, was born near Buck's Corner the son of Joseph and Margaret Miller. He was graduated from the Berne schools and was a Mason and member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Florie Hoblet, of Union City, and Mrs. Zona McVay, of Sequin, Wash., and one brother, Henry Miller, of north of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery. The body will remain at the Fraze Funeral home where friends may call until noon today.

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