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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1940

George Booher, 76, passes away.

George Booher, 76, died following a lingering illness Saturday at 8 p. m. at the Randolph County Infirmary. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Link McKee, of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Summers funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. D. R. Lusk of Saratoga officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1940

Bury crossing crash victims. - Separate funerals for couple, residents of Losantville area.

Separate funeral services and burial in different cemeteries were arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Jordan, aged residents of Henry county, near Losantville, who were killed at 7:30 p. m. Friday when their automobile was struck by a C. & O. freight train at the Blountsville crossing.

Rites for Mrs. Jordan were held at 2 p. m. yesterday at Huntsville and interment was made in the cemetery at that place. Mr. Jordan will be buried in the Blountsville cemetery after services at 2 p. m. today at the Blountsville Methodist church.

Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, both about 70 years of age, were traveling north at the time of the accident and their view of the tracks was obstructed by the Blountsville station. They apparently did not hear the approaching train. The wreckage of their car was carried about 500 feet along the tracks. Mrs. Jordan's body was badly mangled. That of her husband was tossed out of the car to the side of the tracks at the impact.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Jordan had been previously married. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Pittman of south of Modoc, and two sons, Clark and Gail McCormick, both of south of Losantville. Her husband's survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Chloe Wake of Bloomington, Ill.; two grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

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

Passes away after illness. - Samuel Lynch, 72, dies at his home near Ridgeville, Monday.

Samuel Lynch, 72, died at his home three and one-half miles northwest of Ridgeville, at 10:30 o'clock Monday evening. He had been in ill health for about a year and seriously ill for two weeks.

Mr. Lynch moved to Ridgeville, from Clinton county in Ohio, and had been a resident of this community for about thirty years.

Surviving besides the widow, Nerva, are one son, Harry, and one granddaughter, Iris Loy, of Portland.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville, for burial preparation and will be returned to the home of the son, Harry today. Other funeral arrangements are not completed and will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Painter Funeral home in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Raymond L. Feaster. Interment was made in the Ritenour cemetery.)

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

Pratt rites to be today. - Lifelong resident of Randolph County dies Monday.

Funeral services for Joseph R. Pratt, 78, who died at his home six miles east of Ridgeville Monday evening at 10:30 o'clock, will be conducted this afternoon at one o'clock at the Saratoga United Brethren church in charge of Rev. D. R. Luske. Interment in the Saratoga cemetery. The body was removed from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville to the late residence.

The deceased, a life-long resident of Randolph county, is survived by the widow, Lillie M. one son, Ollie Pratt, of near Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Ruby of near Winchester, and Mrs. Ervin Walker of Union City and one sister, Mrs. Bell May, of near Ridgeville; a granddaughter, Inez Sipe and a grandson, Orla Walker

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

12 year old Winchester girl is killed. - Anderson man held until investigation is completed today. - Neva Smith expires enroute to the hospital.

Neva Imogene Smith, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora E. Smith, died enroute to the Randolph county hospital at 7 o'clock last night after being hit by an automobile driven by George Shafer, 24, employee of the Delco Remy plant No. 4 at Anderson.

Shafer is being held in the Randolph county jail pending an investigation of the accident. The accident occurred in front of the child's home on the Unionport road a short distance southwest of Winchester with the father being an eye-witness to the tragedy.

According to Shafer he had left the Winchester golf course at 6:30 o'clock and was enroute to see his girl friend at Unionport with the accident happening 10 minutes later.

Mr. Smith was pulling a load of hay with a tractor and had presumably stopped to leave his daughter, who was riding on the tractor with him, off to run into the home. He stated Neva had peeped around the load of hay to see if anyone was coming and was struck immediately by Shafer's car, which was attempting to go around the load of hay.

The little girl was hit by the right fender of the car and according to acting Sheriff Kora E. Davis exact measurements showed she had been thrown 252 feet and that the car had traveled a distance of 169 feet before it was brought to a stop.

A Winchester physician was called and the injured girl rushed to the Randolph county hospital in the Clark and Maynard ambulance, who lost the race with death, the girl dying at about the time the ambulance reached the hospital.

According to an eye-witness Shafer was traveling at a terrific rate of speed, losing control of the car as the accident occurred. The car went off the east side of the angling road, tore down considerable fence and knocked down a new telegraph pole. The car ended about halfway in the ditch and halfway in the field. Investigating officers stated they saw no trace of marks on the pavement or grass where brakes had been applied.

Shafer escaped injuries and stated he aided the father in getting the girl to the house, called a physician and ambulance and then notified the sheriff's office.

Neva Imogene Shafer is survived by the parents; one sister, Louise, and one foster brother, Charles, at home and two grandfathers, James T. Smith of south of Winchester and C. H. Lane of Carlos City.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Aaron Napier. Interment in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette Wednesday, July 3, 1940

Dr. Carl S. Hendricks, 66, dies at his office at Parker.

Dr. Carl S. Hendricks, 66, died Tuesday at 11:15 a. m. at his dental office in Parker. A member of the Parker Masonic lodge, he had been a practicing dentist there for forty years.

Surviving are the widow, Hattie M., one foster son, Keith Patty, at home; two brothers, Dr. J. D. Hendricks of Indianapolis and Ledger E. Hendricks of California; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Day, of Indianapolis; one niece, Mrs. Clayton Wells, of Indianapolis, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. (CST) at the home of the deceased, six miles south of Parker. Burial will be in Union cemetery.

The body has been returned from the Perry funeral home at Parker to the residence where friends may call.

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

Arnta Oyler passes away. - Aged Winchester man dies at his home in Winchester.

Arnta Oyler, 77, died at his home at 508 Short street Wednesday at 5 p. m., leaving to survive him the widow, Margaret, one son, Carl, of Fostoria, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Van Camp, of Fremont, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Etta Huggett of Winchester and one brother, John Oyler, of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence, the body having been returned there from the Summers funeral home, Rev. Leo McKinley will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

(His Will named his wife, Margaret C. Oyler; a daughter, Mary Mae Van Camp, a son Carl C. Oyler; and a Chris H. Oyler.)

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

Hemorrhage is fatal to Emil Mangel. - Services today for retired school principal.

Enroute to the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, Emil Mangel, 57, farmer and retired educator, residing five miles south of Union City, died at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday in Farmland as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill only two weeks.

An autopsy held Wednesday night in Union City revealed that death was not caused by rabies, as had been feared judging from indications peculiar to his illness.

Mr. Mangel was born on January 20, 1883, in Dubois county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Mangel. He attended the Dubois county schools and was graduated from Indiana university with A. B. and M. A. degrees. He was a Mason and member of the Presbyterian church. A school teacher for 23 years, he served for many years during that time as principal of the Clinton, Tell City and Deer Creek schools; the latter two in Perry county, coming to the Union City vicinity about six years ago.

Surviving are the widow, Lena; two children, Miss Margaret Mangel, of Union City and graduate student of Northwestern university, and Harold Mangel, of Lansing, Mich.; two brothers, Oliver Mangel and Martin Mangel, both of Huntingburg, and one sister, Mrs. Nora Weitkans, of Stendal.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 2 p. m. today, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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

Francis Green funeral today. - Well-known retired farmer to be buried in Hopewell Cemetery.

Funeral services for Francis W. Green, 78, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Green township, who died at 12:15 p. m. Tuesday at the Ball hospital at Muncie, will be conducted at the Hopewell church at 10:30 o'clock this morning in charge of Rev. Denver Medsker. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Mr. Green is survived by a son, Thomas, of Albany; a brother, William Henry of Fairmount, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Friddle of Muncie.

The body was taken Thursday from the Thornburg funeral home to the late residence, five miles north of Farmland.

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

Heart attack fatal to Union City woman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p. m. (CST) today at the Stocker Funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Arlene McNutt, 56, who died suddenly Wednesday morning at her residence, 526 Wall street, Union City, following a heart attack.

Rev. Frank Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The husband, Warren McNutt, is the only immediate survivor. The McNutts came to Union City from Greenville in 1927.

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

Death claims ex-resident. - Remains of Mrs. Alameda Prior to be returned to Union City.

Mrs. Alameda Prior, about 86, widow of Charles Prior, died Thursday at 4 p. m. in the Indiana State Soldiers' home at Lafayette following an illness of six weeks.

Mrs. Prior hadn't visited Union City, her former home, for the past six years. Prior to that time, she had been accustomed for several years to spend her summers in Union City and the winter months in Lafayette. Mr. Prior, a Civil War veteran, has been deceased for more than 20 years.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church, and when a resident of Union City was very active in church work and its' affiliated organizations.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stuart Pierce, of Florida, and Mrs. Mary Ala Auerbacher, of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Pierce will accompany the remains to Union City on the 7:37 p. m. train Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p. m. at the Morris Funeral service, 530 North Columbia street, Union City, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the Union City cemetery Monday morning.

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

Long Illness proves fatal. - Mrs. Helen M. Beetley, 57, dies at her home in Richmond.

Mrs. Helen M. Beetley, 57, died at her home in Richmond Friday at 9 a. m., death following an illness of several months.

Included among the survivors are the husband, Cecil; one son, Gerald, of Muskegon, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Gardner, of Richmond; one grandson; the father, John I. Thomas of Lynn; two brothers, J. C. Thomas and Percy Thomas, both of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were conducted on Monday at the Lynn Friends church, Rev. Milo Hinkle officiating. Burial was made in the Arba cemetery.)

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

Death claims Edward Smiley. - Dies at home on Jay-Randolph Co. line Friday p. m.

Portland, Indiana, July 5. --- Edward Smiley died at his home one and on-half miles east of New Pittsburg on the Jay-Randolph county line at 5 o'clock this afternoon, death being due to influenza and complications.

The deceased was born September 15, 1868 in Randolph county the son of John and Louisa Smiley, being 71 years, 9 months and 20 days of age at the time of his death. On May 12, 1895 he was united in marriage to Lola Downing, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Orla Smiley of Columbia City and Merle Smiley of east of Portland; two daughters, Gladys A., wife of Orville Miller, of southeast of Portland and Ardith, wife of Gail Eley, of New Brunswick, N. J.; two sisters, Mrs. Noah Rickert and Mrs. W. H. Hockensmith and two brothers, Henry C. Smiley and Noah F. Smiley, all of northwest of Union City and six grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the New Pittsburg Reformed church of which he was a member, in charge of Rev. John Watson of Harrisville assisted by Rev. H. G. Perry, pastor. The place of interment has not been decided. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will be taken to the late residence Saturday afternoon.

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

11 day old son Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brubaker expires.

Earl Eugene, 11 day old son of Earl and Gertrude Brubaker, Ridgeville restaurant owners, died at the Jay County hospital Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville where friends may call until noon Sunday.

Private funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Harris DeWese, Evangelical pastor. Interment in the Ritenour cemetery at Deerfield.

Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hinshaw, of Lynn.

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

Mrs. Laura Kelley succumbs in Peru.

The remains of Mrs. Laura Kelley, who died Thursday in Peru, will be returned to Union City for burial at 2 p. m. today following funeral services to be conducted at Peru at 11 a. m. today. The deceased was a sister of Bethel McKnight, residing west of Union City.

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

Winchester girl, 18, killed in birthday party auto tragedy. - Roberta Meyer, 1940 graduate, victim of Muncie crash; Art Overmyer and John Lykins are in critical condition; 7 other young person hurt.

Miss Roberta Meyer, 18, of 416 Carl street, Winchester, member of the graduating class of 1940 of the Winchester high school, and day seller in the box office of the Lyric theatre, died at Ball hospital in Muncie at 1:50 a. m. Sunday as a result of an automobile accident on the West Jackson street pike, a half-mile west of that city, a little more than an hour earlier, in which seven other Winchester young people were injured, two seriously and a New Castle and a Mooreland youth were slightly hurt. The ten, members of a happy party celebrating the birthday of one of the girls, all were crowded into a car, which, traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve and overturned four times.

The injured are: Art Overmyer, 20, an apprentice mould maker at the Overmyer Mould company, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Overmyer, of Short street, R. R. 4, Winchester, and nephew of C. P. Overmyer; internal chest injuries; condition critical.

John Lykins, 25, designer at the Overmyer plant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lykins, 402 Residence street; broken back and pelvis; condition serious.

Joe Miller, 29, of 544 North Main street, employe of the engineering department of the Overmyer plant, formerly of Brazil, Ind.; cut and bruised on hips; condition not serious.

Theresa Fortner, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Fortner, of 545 North East street, a clerk in the Edwards Ice Cream parlor and a classmate of Miss Meyer; fractured leg and one ear almost severed from her head.

Virginia Iris, 18, of 503 West South street, daughter of Mrs. Ben F. Rison and granddaughter of William Shires, of the West End grocery; fractured ankle.

Elizabeth Lee, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lee, of Greenville avenue; fractured nose.

Ernest Tidrow, 21, of New Castle, member of the 1938-39 basketball team of that city's high school; sprained ankle and bruises.

Herbert Wantz, 21, of Mooreland, also ex-high school basketball player; cut on face and hand.

With the exception of the two last named and Miss Lee, who were discharged after receiving first aid treatment, all the injured remained at the hospital Sunday night. Miss Lee returned home with her father, janitor of the Winchester high school. She was suffering from shocks and was not permitted to talk of the accident Sunday.

The ten young persons hastily formed a party Saturday night to celebrate the eighteenth birthday anniversary of Miss Fortner. In a 1940 Studebaker Commander sedan, driven by young Overmyer, they left Winchester at 10:30 p. m. to drive to Muncie for a late dinner. From Muncie they decided to go to Yorktown before returning to Winchester, but Overmyer apparently became confused in the directions and got on the wrong road.

When the car approached the curve in the highway east of the second Nickel Plate crossing, Overmyer did not see the sharp bend in time to reduce the speed. When he applied the brakes the heavily loaded machine skidded off the pavement on the left side, and when it struck fresh gravel along the shoulder it upset, landing on its top with terrific force and then rolled over three more times.

This brief account of the tragedy was given by Miller Sunday forenoon to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Briner and Bert Hiatt, who were among the many Winchester friends of the young people who drove to Muncie during the day to inquire at the hospital of their condition and to visit the scene of the crash. The Overmyer car, Mr. Briner said, was a total wreck.

Overmyer, whose critical chest injury was caused by being thrown violently many times against the wheel as the car plunged over and over, and Lykins were pinned in the wreckage of the machine when rescuers arrived and it was necessary to bring a wrecking crane to extricate them. All were taken to the hospital in ambulances but the New Castle and Mooreland youths and Miss Lee were dismissed after emergency treatment. The visiting boys had driven to Winchester Saturday evening and left their car while they joined the birthday party on invitation of Overmyer.

Muncie police who investigated the accident declared there was nothing to indicate that any member of the party had been drinking. "Just too much speed and unfamiliarity with the road," was their statement as to the cause of the accident.

The body of Miss Meyer was taken to the Potter & Stevens mortuary at Muncie and at 7 o'clock Sunday night was removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer, 416 Carl street, where friend may call.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Main Street Church of Christ, of which she was a member, and will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. Raymond Harris, and former pastor, Rev. Lee Jackson, of Peru. Burial will be made in Fountain Park cemetery.

Miss Meyer was one of the prettiest and most popular members of this year's graduating class and was a leader in the high school Sunshine club. She would have been 19 years old September 5. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Marieann Meyer, 16, and the following uncles and aunts: Mrs. Luther Wells, Mrs. John Monks, Mrs. Harry Wiatt and William and Ellis R. Woolf, of Winchester and Mrs. Lon Williams, of Union City.

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

Mary Temple stroke victim. - Services to be Tuesday for Saratoga woman.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Temple, 74, resident of Saratoga, died Sunday at 10 a. m. in the Union City hospital from the effects of an apoplectic stroke suffered several weeks earlier. She had been admitted to the hospital 20 days prior to her death.

Her husband, W. M. Temple, has been deceased since 1914.

Mrs. Temple was born November 27, 1865, in Randolph county, the daughter of Jacob and Ruth Ham Temple. She received her education in the Shake Log school. She was a member of the Saratoga United Brethren church.

Surviving are one son, Jacob Temple, residing south of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. John Oehler, of near Portland, and Mrs. Dora McGalliant, of Muncie; one half-sister, Mrs. Clara Bisel, of Keystone; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Saratoga United Brethren church, with Rev. D. R. Lusk officiating. The body will be returned today from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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

Short illness proves fatal. - Albert S. Wadsworth is claimed by death Sunday morning.

Albert S. Wadsworth, 72, died at his home at Lynn Sunday morning at 2 o'clock following a short illness.

Surviving are the widow, Glenna; one sister, Miss Mary Wadsworth, of near Liberty; two brothers, John of near Connersville and Nelson of near Liberty.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home at Lynn in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Interment in the Richmond cemetery near Liberty.

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

Services held for E. Miller, retired Darke Co. farmer.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Rose Hill church, with Rev. Kimmel officiating, for Elias Wesley Miller, 80, retired farmer, who died at 10 a. m. Friday at his Rose Hill residence following a lingering illness. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Miller, who was born in Liberty township on January 27, 1860, had spent his entire life in Darke county.

A widow, Lavina, and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Holzapple, also of Rose Hill, are the only immediate survivors.

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

Aged resident of Lynn dies. - Funeral services for Marietta Wright are Tuesday.

Marietta Wright, 85, died at her home at Lynn Saturday.

Surviving are the husband, Hosia; three sons, Frank of Indianapolis, Ora and Allie of near Lynn and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter, Pastor. Interment in the Arba cemetery. The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn where friends are invited to call.

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

Death claims Marcus Silvers. - Funeral services for former resident are Tuesday.

Portland, Indiana, July 7. --- Marcus Silvers, former Jay county resident, died at his home at Bedford Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, death being due to a stroke suffered a few days ago and complications.

The deceased was born April 3, 1867 near Ridgeville the son of Aaron and Christina (Foust) Silvers, being 73 years, 3 months and 3 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Bell Wilde, who died January 31, 1933 and was later married on December 5, 1935 to Carrie Louden, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edna, wife of Troy Hudson of southwest of Pennville, Mrs. Effie, wife of Edward Lewis and Mrs. Jessie, wife of Norman Folk, both of Mishawaka; Harry C. Silvers of South Bend; two brothers, Henry Silvers of near Plymouth and Willard Silvers of Redkey; two sisters, Mrs. John Wilson of Ridgeville and Mrs. Sarah Jacobs of Muskegon, Mich.; two half-brothers, James Silvers of Portland and Ben Silvers of Wyoming; five step-sons and three step-daughters.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Redkey Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Loren Pedry of Lynn. Interment in the Mason cemetery at Pennville. The body was brought to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and was taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Troy Hudson, Sunday evening.

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

Union City woman dies at sister's home in Frankfort.

Word was received in Union City Monday night of the death at 2 a. m. Monday of Mrs. A. B. (Grace) Coover at the home of a sister, Mrs. W. F. Sheeley, in Frankfort, Ohio. Mrs. Coover had left her residence in Union City several days ago to visit in Frankfort. Her death came as a shock to friends in Union City.

Mr. Coover left Union City Monday night for his wife's bedside. Mr. and Mrs. Coover lived for a number of years on Oak street near the radio and watch repair shop which he operated. Both Mr. and Mrs. Coover came to Union City from near Chillicothe, O., more than 30 years ago. Funeral arrangement have not yet been completed.

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

Services today for Hollansburg woman.

Mrs. Mae Shurte, 67, died at 1 a. m. Sunday at her late home at Hollansburg following an illness of over a year's duration from a complication of diseases.

The deceased, a lifelong resident of Hollansburg, had been an active member of the Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Vivian, at home; a brother, Harvey Jones, of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Davis, Hollansburg, and Miss Olga Jones, of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

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

Second Victim of crash dies. - John P. Lykins, popular Winchester Youth to be buried Friday.

Pneumonia, developing from injuries received early Sunday morning in the automobile crash in which a girl companion was killed and eight other young persons were injured, caused the death of John P. Lykins, 25, of Winchester, in Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie at 8:20 a. m. Wednesday.

The body was taken to the Clark & Maynard funeral home in Winchester, where friends may call after 10 a. m. today and until the hour of the funeral services, which will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Winchester Presbyterian church in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The popular Winchester young man, who was head of the designing department of the Overmyer Mould company, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lykins, 402 Residence street. He was born November 16, 1914, in Winchester and was graduated from the city's high school in 1935. Shortly after he completed high school, he entered the employ of the Overmyer company and within five years had advanced to one of the highest positions in that institution.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Miss Betty Lykins; four aunts, Mrs. Leander Bosworth of near Winchester, Mrs. Pierre Gullet and Miss Barbara Crozier of Muncie and Mrs. Bonnie McCurdy of Winchester, and an uncle, Leo Crozier, of Fort Wayne.

Arthur Overmyer of Winchester, driver of the car in the accident in which Miss Roberta Meyer was killed and Lykins was fatally injured, and the seven other members of a birthday party were hurt, remains in a critical condition at the Muncie hospital, although he showed some improvement Wednesday. Others of the party still in the hospital are Misses Thelma Foutz and Theresa Fortner, the condition of each of who was listed as "fair" Wednesday. Joe Miller was removed to his home in Winchester late Tuesday.

Lykins was one of three pinned beneath the car after it had overturned four times on a curve just west of Muncie. His injuries consisted of a fractured pelvis, four broken ribs, internal injuries and cuts from barbed wire, three strands of which were wrapped around his body and were removed with pliers by rescuers.

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

Long illness proves fatal. - Mrs. Mahala Johnson, 94, dies in Union City.

Following a lingering illness of more than two years, Mrs. Mahala Johnson, 94, one of the oldest residents of Union City, died Friday at 1:20 a. m. at 125 East Elm street, where she had been returned Tuesday from the Wayne hospital in Greenville. Before going to the hospital Mrs. Johnson made her home for several years on Sycamore street.

Born in Jay county, near Portland, Mrs. Johnson came to the Union City community more than half a century ago. Mr. Johnson has been deceased about 40 years. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are two children, Harry Johnson, of Union City, and Mrs. Maude Oaks, of Dayton, O., and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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

Union City woman passes away. - Cerebral Hemorrhage is fatal to Mrs. Prosser.

A cerebral hemorrhage caused the death at 5:15 a. m. Sunday of Mrs. Darland Prosser, 65, at her residence, 428 Mulberry street, Union City, following a serious illness of four months. She had been in failing health for the past nine months.

The deceased, who spent her entire life in the Union City community, was born Daisy Elizabeth Bushaw, daughter of George W. and Rachel Richards Bushaw. She attended the Union City schools and was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband, Darland, are eight children, Mrs. Jessie Lykins of Winchester; William, Harry, Martha, Mary, Tommy, Josephine and Susie Prosser, all at home, and one brother, Shirley Bushaw, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial in the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p. m. today to view the remains at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday July 15, 1940

Ansonia woman is stricken suddenly.

Mrs. Mary Ann York, 83, Ansonia, died suddenly early Friday afternoon from the effects of a heart attack which she suffered while eating lunch. She was the widow of Newberry F. York.

Surviving are six children, two sons and four daughters; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, and one brother, Anderson Lyons, West Manchester.

The children are: Orango York, of Greenville route 4; Thomas York and Mrs. Andrew Heavlin, of Anderson; Mrs. B. F. Hathaway, of Rossburg; Mrs. Bertha Martin, Troy, and Mrs. Victor Hamilton, Union City.

The deceased was a member of the Brock Christian church where funeral services are to be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) today. Rev. Hugh A. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Brock cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Oct. 9, 1856 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of Frederick Lyons and Susannah Link, both also born in Preble Co. The son's name is given here as Orange York.) (Newberry Franklin York died Oct. 21, 1921 and is also buried at Brock cemetery.)

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

Jay County man killed by lightening.- Kenneth Brosius, 29, is victim of electrical storm. - Struck as he stood in garage talking to a friend.

Portland, Indiana, July 15. --- Kenneth Brosius, 29, was killed by lightning at 6:30 o'clock tonight while standing in a garage door at the home of Mrs. Jane Ware about three miles south of Portland.

Brosius had been at the Ware home cutting wheat during the day, being aided by Carl Foltz. The pair had left the field and had gone to the barn when the storm first started. After the rain had stopped for a few minutes the two men went to the garage which is a few feet from the home.

The two men were standing in the doorway of the garage, Brosius on the east side and Foltz on the west side, talking. Suddenly a flash of lightning was seen and Brosius dropped to the floor of the garage. The lightning hit a large poplar tree about 10 feet from the garage before taking its victim.

Foltz stated he felt a minor shock and his knees sagged slightly but he escaped injuries. Two Portland physicians were called and the resuscitator was taken by Fireman Merl McGriff from the fire department. Every effort was made to restore life, but it is believed he died the moment he was struck. The bolt tore the shoe off his left foot.

Kenneth Edward Brosius was born in Portland May 26, 1911 the son of Charles and Minerva (McDonald) Brosius, being 29 years, 1 month and 20 days at the time of his death.

He was united in marriage December 18, 1937 to Reva Fraze and the young couple had built a beautiful home on state road 27 south of Portland, moving into it only last March. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. at Boundary.

Surviving besides the parents and widow is one sister, Mabel Brosius of Dayton, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements have not been complete.

The storm was severe in the vicinity of Bluff Point. An empty barn belonging to Adam Lee at Bluff Point was blown down and a large hole was put in the barn roof at the Mrs. George Lawson home.

Corn fields were also badly damaged with the corn being badly stripped and wheat was blown practically to the ground. The rain appeared to be general throughout the county.

(Funeral services were held at the Baird funeral home on Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Dwight R. Lusk of Saratoga. Burial was made in Antioch cemetery southeast of Portland.)

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

Uncle expires in Sarasota, Florida.

Mrs. Fred Moore, matron at the Moorman Orphans' home, west of Winchester, has received word of the death at 93 years of her uncle, Levi Jones, at Sarasota, Fla. John H. Jones of Lynn, himself 92 years old, is a brother of the deceased.

The body will be taken to the Meeks mortuary in Muncie this morning, and funeral services will be conducted there Wednesday at 10 a. m. (CST).

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

Death claims Miller infant. - Services to be Thursday at United Brethren church.

Brain fever claimed the life of Barbara Jean Miller, 4 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, 218 North State Line street, Union City, Monday at 6 p. m. The infant had been seriously ill only a short time.

Surviving are three brothers and sister: Gerald LeRoy, Richard Alan and Janice Eileen, all at home; the parents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Amburn, of Union City, and Mrs. Delilah Thomas, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CST) 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, July 16, 1940

Husband of former Union City woman dies.

Word was received Monday in Union City of the death of Fred Arnold, of Lakewood, Ohio. Mrs. Arnold was before her marriage Gertrude Cloyd, of Union City, and has many relatives and friends in this vicinity, whom she visited about three weeks ago.

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

Darke County native dies. - Ben Hampshire services at Lisbon Thursday morning.

Following an illness of more than twelve years, Benjamin F. Hampshire, 66, retired Darke county farmer, died at 3 a. m. Tuesday at his late residence, 309 Market street, Union City. He had suffered a stroke only a few hours earlier.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Darke county in the Union City vicinity. He was the son of John C. and Melvina Lineback Hampshire and received his early education in the Old No. 6 school. He attended the Lisbon church, northwest of Union City.

Survivors include the widow, Mary; three children, Norman Hampshire and Mrs. Ruth Louk, both of Union City, and Virgil Hampshire, of Portland; seven brothers, Wesley, of Greenville, O. M. Hampshire and Orville Hampshire, both of Union City, Joseph, Ft. Recovery road, Ernie, of Joliet, Ill., Earl, of Piqua, O., and John Hampshire, of Ansonia, O., and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Whitacre, of Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Lisbon church Thursday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body was returned from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence Tuesday afternoon.

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

Clinton Brouse passes away. - Former Ridgeville resident dies in Chicago hospital.

Clinton Brouse, 59, former resident of Ridgeville, died at a Chicago hospital at 5 p. m. Monday after an illness of three years.

He was born near Deerfield, the son of Edward and Rebecca (Sellers) Brouse and moved to Chicago about thirty-five years ago.

The body will arrive in Ridgeville at 2:42 o'clock today where it will be taken to the Painter funeral home.

Surviving are the widow, Evelyn; three sons, Walter, Clinton and Durad, of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Burch Hollowell, of near Ridgeville; one brother, Joseph Brouse, of Chicago, and the father, Edward Brouse, of near Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Painter funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. George Addington. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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

Ft. Recovery woman expires. - Mrs. Beulah Rockwell dies suddenly last night at her home.

Mrs. Beulah S. Rockwell died at her home at Ft. Recovery last night at 9:30 o'clock, death being very sudden.

The deceased was born September 30, 1865, the daughter of Luman and Mary J. LeMaster, being 74 years, 9 months and 16 days of age at the time of her death. On November 27, 1888, she was united in marriage to Lynn L. Rockwell, who survives. She was a member of the Ft. Recovery Congregational Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Opal Grile of Geneva, Mrs. Edith Bickel of Ft. Recovery and Mrs. Anna Barst of Union City; one son, Claude Rockwell, of Portland route 6; three sisters, Elsie Atkinson of Ft. Recovery, Mrs. Edith Meinholtz of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Maude Phillips of David City, Nebr.; two brothers, Vernon LeMaster of Sidney, Ohio, and Arthur LeMaster, of Portland; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, the place and time to be announced later. The May funeral home at Ft. Recovery is in charge of arrangements.

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

Guy Lindley stroke victim. - Retired Big Four employe in failing health one year.

Guy Lindley, 68, retired Big Four railroad employe, died Tuesday at 3 p. m. at his home on West Division street, Union City. In failing health during the past year, he suffered a stroke Monday night.

Guy Lindley was born near Pleasant Hill, the son of Caleb and Margareha Theurer Lindley. He attended the Mangas school and moved to Union City about 33 years ago. After retiring from railroad employment, he drove a bread truck for some time.

Mr. Lindley was a member of the Masonic order, Odd Fellows lodge and Pleasant Hill church.

Surviving are the widow, Sadie Mae, and one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Rostron, of Cleveland, O.

The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City from where it will be returned to the residence this afternoon following the completion of funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Brooks Funeral home, Rev. Earl Lantz officiated. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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

Aged resident dies. - Mrs. Elvin Vardaman, 85, of near Modoc succumbs; rites Thursday.

Mrs. Elvin Vardaman, 85, died early Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cassius Owens, north of Modoc, death following a lingering illness. Besides the husband and the daughter, two sons, Luther, of Muncie, and Lester of Fountain City, survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Losantville Methodist church Thursday at 2 p. m. (CST), with burial in Riverside cemetery. The body has been removed from the Reynard funeral home at Modoc to the home of the daughter.

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

Fall is fatal to Clyde Foltz. - Jay County young man meets death in fall from house.

Portland, Indiana, July 16. --- Injuries from a fall off a house at the home of a brother, Chester Foltz in Jackson township proved fatal to Clyde Foltz, a brother of Carl Foltz of Pike township who was with Kenneth Brosius when he was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening during a storm while standing in the door of a garage at the Mrs. Jane Ware home about three miles south of Portland.

The fatal fall occurred at 10:30 Tuesday forenoon while Clyde was helping his brother Chester build a flue at his home nine miles southwest of Geneva. He had one foot on a cleat nailed to the roof when it suddenly gave way precipitating him to the ground, a distance of eight or nine feet. He alighted with terrific force on a pile of flue lining tile being used in the flue.

The injured youth was place in a car by his brother and was rushed to Portland for treatment at the Moran clinic. It was not known at the time how serious his injuries were.

Before reaching the clinic the injured youth was seen to slump over in the car. As soon as Portland was reached the attending physician found that death had taken place possibly some 10 minutes before reaching the clinic.

The cause of death was given as severe injuries to the head and chest of young Foltz.

Clyde W. Foltz was born in Pike township September 24, 1922, son of George E. and Edna L. Steed Foltz. He graduated from the Portland high school with the class of 1939. Surviving are his father, near Collett, four sisters, Mrs. Vera Fraze, Winchester, Mrs. Glen Kerns, Greene township, Mrs. James Beals of Jackson township, Mrs. Dale Fields of Randolph county; three brothers, Chester of Jackson township, Carl of Pike township, and Wilbur at home. The mother is deceased.

The body was taken to the Baird undertaking parlor, Portland. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

(Funeral services were held on Thursday at the East Collett church, Rev. J. C. Roberts of Crawfordsville officiated. Burial was made in Green Park cemetery.)

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

Passes away at her home. - Mrs. Rosetta Litschert, lifelong resident of Randolph Co. dies.

Mrs. Rosetta Litschert, 76, widow of Rudolph Litschert, died at her home 42 East North street in Winchester at 10:30 o'clock Thursday evening.

She was born at Farmland and had been a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are: five daughters, Mrs. Emma Rogers, Mrs. Ada McCain, both of Winchester, Mrs. Margaret Whitlow, Mrs. Francis Wasson, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Katherine Whittlinger, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, George Litschert, of Muncie, and Everett Litschert, one half-sister, Mrs. Dolly Cronin, of Hartford City and one half-brother, Carl Watson, of Farmland.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester where friends are invited to call any time before the funeral.

Private funeral services will be held from the Fraze funeral home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1940

Wreck victim dies; another is critical. - Skull fracture fatal to Knapp; Hall unconscious.

One of the three youths critically injured about 12:30 a. m. Friday when the car in which they were riding crashed into the cement retaining wall at the dead end of West Pearl street in Union City. Charles Lloyd Knapp, 19, died of a basilar skull fracture without regaining consciousness in the Union City hospital less than six hours after the accident.

Charles Hall, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hall, residing northwest of New Pittsburg, near the Jay-Randolph county line, remains in a critical condition in the Union City hospital. Examination revealed that he is suffering from a basil skull fracture and internal injuries. He had not regained consciousness at a late hour last night. Mr. and Mrs. William Hall recently moved from near Hagerstown to their present residence.

Virgil Davenport, 20, driver of the machine, was dismissed by ambulance to his home near Hagerstown when X-ray pictures revealed that his most serious injury was a brain concussion, not believed to be serious. He also sustained a badly wrenched back.

The crash occurred when the Ford coupe in which the trio was riding collided head-on into a cement retaining wall and the high bank at the dead west end of Pearl street in Union City. Witnesses near the Union City Body company stated shortly after the accident that the machine passed them going at a very high rate of speed.

Investigating officers explained that the occupants must either not have been familiar with the street, or were confused, thinking they were on Chestnut street, one block south, which becomes highway 32 and 227, either of which could have been their route home.

The car, which stopped instantly its forward motion upon striking the wall, rose into the air and executed a reverse flip, coming to rest on its top exactly where it hit with the front end facing precisely in the direction from which it came.

Police said persons nearby removed the trapped and injured youths from the wrecked automobile. They were rushed to the Union City hospital.

Charles Lloyd Knapp, 19, was born near Hagerstown where he lived all his life. He was the son of Arch and Helen Miller Knapp. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon in Hagerstown. Burial will be in the Brick cemetery near that city. The body was removed Friday morning to the Gray Funeral home in Hagerstown for burial preparations.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1940

Ex-Winchester resident dies. - Lester Moorman passes away at hospital in Indianapolis.

Word was received in Winchester of the death of Lester Moorman, Winchester native, which occurred at 7:45 a. m. Friday at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks. Plans for removing Mr. Moorman to Chicago for further treatment had been made when he unexpectedly died. His age was about 52.

Relatives in Winchester include Dr. Russell F. Moorman, a nephew, and Mrs. Dan Heaston, a first cousin. The deceased is survived also by the wife of Indianapolis, one son, Willard Herman Moorman, of Westfield; a brother, Herbert Moorman, of East Orange, N. J.; two grandchildren, another nephew, Edwin Moorman, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a niece, Miss Carolyn Moorman, of East Orange, who is visiting in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis.

Mr. Moorman left Winchester approximately 25 years ago, and for the past several years has lived in Indianapolis. He served in the army during the World war.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1940

Peritonitis fatal to stock buyer.

Paul R. Roark, 34 year old Greenville township, Darke county, farmer and stock buyer, died suddenly at 4:20 a. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville where he had undergone an emergency appendicitis operation nine days ago. Death was directly attributed to peritonitis.

The deceased, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roark, now residing at Coletown, lived on a farm near Rush's Station where he was born. Surviving besides the parents are a wife, Mary; a twelve year old son, Robert, and a three week's old daughter.

There are also three brothers, Elmer, of Savona; Chester, of Hillgrove, and Hobart, Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Coletown Christian church at 2 p. m. (EST) Monday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records, Greenville, state that he was born June 4, 1906 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co. His father, William Roark was born in Greenville Twp., Darke Co. and his mother, Mary McKee, was born in Washington Twp., Darke Co.)

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

E. E. Middleton, 81, succumbs at home near Spartanburg.

Elihu E. Middleton, 81, died Saturday at 7:30 p. m. at his home east of Spartanburg, death following a short illness. Surviving are the widow, Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. Josie Bortner of Richmond, Mrs. Mary Diaz, at home, and Mrs. Olivia French of LaPorte; two sons, Wendell, of near Spartanburg, and Howard, of Richmond; nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Among the grandchildren is Maurice M. Bortner, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence, with Rev. Alice Trader in charge. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the home.

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

Injuries fatal to Otis Howell. - Losantville man passes away at Muncie hospital.

From injuries received a week earlier, when he is said to have balked against the side of a moving automobile at Willard and Madison streets in Muncie, Otis Howell, 59, of Losantville, died at 10:25 p. m. Saturday at Ball hospital.

Muncie police said that Delphur H. Lewis of Van Wert, O., was the driver of the machine involved in the accident which took the life of Mr. Howell. In a report made to officers, Lewis said that the pedestrian walked from between two parked cars against the side of his auto. The impact hurled Howell to the pavement. He was knocked unconscious, suffering from a head injury.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rachel Howell, and three brothers, Richard Howell of Hagerstown, Marvin Howell of Centerville and Jack Howell, patrolman on the Muncie police force.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home at Modoc, and was returned last evening to the Howell home west of Dalton.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Losantville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Hubert Gorrell. Interment in West Lawn cemetery at Hagerstown.

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

S. H. Detamore funeral today. - One of Darke County's oldest residents dies in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Union City United Brethren church for Samuel H. Detamore, 94, retired Jackson township, Ohio, farmer and one of Darke county's oldest residents, who died Saturday at 1:30 a. m. at the home of a son, Dr. J. E. Detamore, 331 North Walnut street, Union City, Ohio.

Death followed an extended illness from a complication of diseases.

A native of Preble county, Ohio, Mr. Detamore had spent most of his long life on a farm in the vicinity of the Jackson, O., school, east of Union City. Mrs. Detamore died several years ago. He was a member of the United Brethren church.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. J. E. Detamore and Amos Detamore, both of Union City; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one half-brother, G. W. Detamore, of Litchfield, Ill., and a half-sister, Mrs. Jennie Creager, of Union City.

Rev. Ira Clark, of Piqua, O., will officiate at the services today which will be followed by burial in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call anytime until the hour of the funeral at the home of the son, Dr. Detamore, where the body has been returned.

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

Carter funeral this afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther (Pegg) Carter, who died at the Randolph county hospital Friday evening, will be conducted from the Mt. Pleasant church at 2 p. m. today with the Rev. Oren Fuller officiating. Burial will be at Earlham cemetery in Richmond.

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

Noffsinger death word is received.

Word was received Sunday night in Union City of the death a few hours earlier of William J. Noffsinger in Lansing, Mich., his temporary home. His permanent residence had been Frankfort, Mich.

The nature of his illness was not given other that that he had been in generally failing health for some time. Survivors in this community include Kidd Noffsinger and George Noffsinger, of this city; first cousins, Forrest Noffsinger, of Washington, D. C., also is a first cousin. John Russ and Cal Russ, of Union City are relatives of the deceased. The widow is the only survivor in the immediate family.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at Frankfort.

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

Funeral today for second crash victim. - Accident injuries fatal to Charles Hall, Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hall, Ridgeville route 2, for Charles Hall, 20, who died Saturday at 7:35 a. m. in the Union City hospital.

Hall became the second victim of an automobile accident which occurred at 12:30 a. m. Friday in Union City. Like Charles Knapp, 19, of Hagerstown, who died of a fractured skull a few hours after the accident, Hall never regained consciousness, his death being attributed to severe head injuries which probably included a fractured skull.

Funeral services for Knapp were conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Hagerstown Congressional Christian church, with Rev. H. H. Short officiating. Burial was made in the Brick cemetery.

Both Hall and Knapp were passengers in a 1938 Ford coupe driven by Virgil Davenport, 20, of near Hagerstown, which crashed into a cement wall at the dead end of West Pearl street in Union City. The machine, turning a reverse flip, came to rest on its top, pining all three occupants within the car wreckage.

Davenport escaped with head lacerations, bruises and a sprained back. He was dismissed Friday afternoon from the Union City hospital to his home.

Hall, who was born near Hagerstown, moved recently with his parents to the present residence.

Surviving besides the parents are three brothers, Frank, Clarence and Robert, all at home; six sisters, Mrs. C. E. Gilbert, of Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. Roy Stroh, of New Pittsburg; Mrs. Clarence Needler, of Richmond; Hazel, Ruby and Evelyn at home.

Following the funeral services, which will be under the direction of Rev. H. G. Perry, burial will be made in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

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

Jennie Moore passes away. - Lingering illness proves fatal; funeral to be Wednesday.

Mrs. Jennie Moore, 66, died at Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie Sunday at 10:30 p. m., death following a lingering illness. Her home was south of Farmland.

The survivors are the husband, Arthur R. Moore; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Disinger, of Muncie, Mrs. Ethyl Robbins, of Lynn and Mrs. Iris Catey, of Carlos; four sons, Ralph, of Carlos, Lewis and George, both of Farmland, and Charles, of Winchester; four sisters, Ada C. Wright, of Chester, Pa., Margaret Arment, of Muncie, Dora Combs, of Richmond and Lottie Hinshaw, of Athens, Ohio; and one brother, Roland Stewart, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Buena Vista church, and interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery. Rev. Walter Hinshaw will officiate.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland, and returned Monday evening to the residence.

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

New Weston boy drowns in gravel pit. - Body is recovered by diver Tuesday morning.

The body of 16 year old Merinus Wuebker was recovered early Tuesday from the water filled Timmerman gravel pit, three miles west of Burkettsville, where he drowned while on a night swimming party.

Wuebker, whose home is on route 705, two miles east of New Weston, joined a party of friends earlier in the evening at the gravel pit, a favorite "swimming hole." His disappearance was noticed about 9:30 p. m. A companion, Harold Sweeterman, who lives near the victim's home, saw Wuebker struggling in the water. Sweeterman tried to save the youth but he himself was pulled under and hardly escaped drowning.

William Forsthoefel, of Coldwater, one of the swimmers, summoned Sylvester Abels, a Coldwater friend who is known as an expert diver. He recovered the body shortly after midnight on his third dive in the 11 foot depths.

Coroner Lewis Brumbaugh, of Greenville, gave an accidental drowning verdict. It was Darke county's third drowning in two months.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. (EST) Thursday at Burkettsville Catholic church with burial in the church cemetery.

Young Wuebker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wuebker, is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Urban, of Coldwater, Mrs. Teresa Severt and Bernadette, of St. Marys, Hilda, of Cincinnati, and William and Viola, of New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 25, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Heart trouble and asthma fatal to Elizabeth Jane Warren.

Elizabeth Jane Warren, 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mr. Eli Puterbaugh, Tuesday afternoon at 2:25 o'clock from a several months' illness of asthma and heart trouble.

The deceased was born June 27, 1861, in Randolph county, where she lived practically her entire life. She was the daughter of Levi and Caroline (DeBolt) Girton. In November, 1881, she was married to William H. Warren, who preceded her in death January 29, 1930.

Surviving are the following children: Daisy, wife of Eli Puterbaugh, of one-half mile east of New Pittsburgh, at whose home she died; Edward Warren, of two miles south of Salem; William Warren, of Muncie; Mrs. Myrtle, wife of William Lewis, of Salem, and Wesley Warren, of Anderson; 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Wesley Miller, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Edna Groth, are deceased. She was the last of a family of 10 children.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Praise Chapel Church of God, east of New Pittsburgh, in charge of Rev. R. A. Walling. Interment in the Lisbon cemetery. The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations and was returned to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Eli Puterbaugh, last evening and will remain there until the hour of the funeral.

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

Marvin Clark dies near Lynn. - Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon.

Marvin K. Clark, 35, died at his home southeast of Lynn at 10:40 p. m. Wednesday after an illness of several months.

Surviving are the widow, Frances; three daughters, Gloria, Janet and Marilyn; one son, Paul David; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clint Clark; one brother, Maurice of San Antonio, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Beulah Sanders of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Lynn Nazarene church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating and Rev. Henry assisting. Interment will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

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

Aged Fountain City couple killed, 2 hurt in auto-truck crash. - Vacation trip ends in tragedy on road near Lynn.

A few minutes after they had left their home at Fountain City at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning to drive to St. Paul, Minn., to spend their vacation with their only son, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Anderson, each aged 72 years, were dead, victims of a head--on collision between their car and a north bound truck on highway 27 a few miles north of the Randolph-Wayne county line. The deaths were the eleventh and twelfth due to traffic accidents in Randolph county in 1940.

Mr. Anderson, joint owner with Roy Manuel of the Fountain City Lumber company, was instantly killed in the driver's seat and his wife, Laura suffered injuries that resulted in her death before the Thomas ambulance, which was rushing her to the Randolph County hospital, had reached Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. Ora Chenoweth, aged 50 and 57 years respectively, of Glen Karn, O., their companions on the ill-fated vacation trip and occupants of the rear seat of the Anderson automobile, were badly hurt in the crash and their condition was reported at the hospital last night to be "serious." Mrs. Anderson was an aunt of Mrs. Chenoweth.

Lee Arnold, of 212 East Columbia street, Fort Wayne, was only slightly injured in the accident. His heavily-laden vehicle, unmanageable from a bent front axle after the crash ran into the ditch on the east side of the highway 50 feet beyond the point of collision and overturned on its right side.

Arnold placed full blame for the tragedy on Anderson in his statement to Acting Sheriff Kora E. Davis and Deputy John Dietz, who were notified of the accident by telephone by residents of the neighborhood and who conducted an investigation on the scene. The truck driver stated he saw the car approaching at what appeared to him to be a speed of fifty miles an hour and when he noted it was veering to the left toward the path of his machine, he said, he blinked his lights as a warning to the other driver. The signal was not heeded, declared Arnold, for the Anderson car struck the truck almost squarely in front. Arnold pointed to tire "burns" on the pavement to show where he had applied his emergency brake when he saw a collision impended and to offer proof that he was on his right side of the highway. He gave the time of the crash at 3:45 a. m.

The Anderson car, a 1939 Pontiac 4-door sedan, was demolished. Its entire left side was sheared off by the first impact, after which it crashed broadside against the center of the truck and then turned completely over several times, finally coming to a halt, 100 feet distant upright, on its wheels and headed straight south in the opposite direction from which it had been traveling.

While the car was rolling along the pavement, Mrs. Anderson, who had been riding in the front seat with her husband, was thrown out and was in a dying condition when she was placed in the ambulance by Sheriff Davis and his deputy. Mr. Anderson was dead, slumped onto the seat. His head had been crushed and his neck and back were broken and both arms and legs were fractured.

Mr. and Mrs. Chenoweth were in a semi-conscious condition in the rear of the car. He suffered a fractured hip and Mrs. Chenoweth was found to have several ribs broken, one of them puncturing her lung. Her face also was badly bruised. Mr. Chenoweth is a cousin to Dr. J. W. Chenoweth of Winchester.

The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were taken to the Smith & Son funeral home at Fountain City. Arrangements for the double funeral service will be made after the arrival this morning of their son and only child, Lafayette Anderson, at whose home in St. Paul the aged couple had expected to spend the next two weeks.

( A small personal mention in the Monday, July 29th paper stated that Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz would sing at the Ora Chenoweth funeral in Hollansburg, O., Tuesday.)

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

James Hamilton of Parker dies. - Well known man passes away at hospital; funeral Sunday.

James Todd Hamilton, 65, died Friday morning at the Randolph county hospital after a short illness. He was a life-long resident of Parker, a member of the Parker Masonic lodge and also a member of the Parker Methodist church.

Surviving are the wife, Jennie; six sons, Byron and Emil of Muncie, Claron, Robinson, Delmar and Mahlon, all of Albany; three brothers, Rev. Will Hamilton of Yorktown, Roy of Parker and Joe of Winchester; one sister, Miss Fannie H. Hamilton of Parker, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Perry funeral home in Parker. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time before the services.

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

Peyton Bly passes away. - Former Randolph County resident dies at home in Richmond.

Peyton G. Bly, 72, former Randolph county resident who for 35 years has made his home in Richmond, died Saturday morning at the Randolph County hospital, following a brief illness of encephalitis. He was the father of Neil J. Bly of Winchester.

Also surviving are two other sons, Kirk and Jerry, both of Los Angeles, Cal.; two daughters, Eleanor and Florence, both of Muncie; two brothers, Osceola, of Huntsville, and Frank, of Converse; one sister, Mrs. W. J. Botkin, of Farmland, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted this morning at 10 o'clock at the Klute funeral home in Richmond, with burial in the Earlham cemetery there. The Whitewater Odd Fellows lodge, of which Mr. Bly was a member, held services at the funeral home Sunday night.

When his final illness came, Mr. Bly was visiting his sister, Mrs. Botkin, in Farmland.

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

Former Union City woman dies. - Miss Margaret Clasgins succumbs in Indianapolis.

Miss Margaret Clasgins, 58, former Union City resident, died at 1:40 a. m. Sunday in the Indianapolis City hospital following a serious illness of one month and failing health for the past several years.

Miss Clasgins was born in New Richmond, O., May 1, 1882, the daughter of J. M. and Elizabeth Kelly Clasgins, both deceased. Her mother died in 1890. Before leaving Union City about six years ago, Miss Clasgins clerked for some time in her father's dry good s store which was located in the Bowers building. She attended the Union City parochial school and was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Society of Blessed Virgins. She also formerly belonged to the Cecilian club.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cain of Indianapolis, and Mrs. E. O. Schrons, of Anderson and her step-mother, Mrs. Frances Clasgins, of Union City.

The body will be returned to Union City Tuesday where funeral services will be held in the St. Mary's church at 10 a. m., with Rev. T. J. Hammes in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the church Tuesday morning.

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

Funeral Sunday for W. R. Clark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Stutz and Sando Funeral home in New Madison, O., for William R. Clark, 71, who was found dead Friday night at his home in that city. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Immediate survivors include two brothers, James, of Modoc, and Stephens, of Bartonia; one half-brother, John West, of Spartanburg; a half-sister, Mrs. Catherine Stephens, of Palestine, O.; a great aunt, Mrs. Sarah Grable, Dayton, and several nephews and nieces.

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

Farabee Rites to be held Tuesday.

The time for the funeral of Mrs. Fred Farabee of Bridgeton, N. J., daughter of George Coddington of near Saratoga, has been set at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, although the place decided upon has not been learned locally. Rev. Elvin Thornburg will be in charge.

Mrs. Farabee, a niece of Inan Allen of near Winchester, died late last week at Bridgeton. The husband, two children and the father are included among the survivors.

The body will be met at Union City at 10 o'clock this morning to be returned to Winchester by representatives of the Clark and Maynard funeral home.

(Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was made in the White River cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 30, 1940

County death list is at 13. - Third victim of head-on crash is dead; wife is still serious.

With the death Saturday morning in the Randolph County hospital of Ora Chenoweth, 60, Glen Karn, Ohio, grocer, Randolph county's 1940 automobile death fatality list now stands at thirteen. Mr. Chenoweth was the third to die as the result of an accident early Friday morning a few rods north of the Wayne-Randolph county line on state road 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel O. Anderson of Fountain City were the other two victims of the head-on crash.

Mrs. Chenoweth, 57, who also was injured in the accident, remains in a critical condition at the Winchester hospital.

Mr. Chenoweth had been proprietor of the general store in Glen Karn for the past five years. The store has been in the Chenoweth family since 1852 and still is known as the W. A. Chenoweth store.

Survivors of Mr. Chenoweth are one son, Harold, at home; five brothers, Harry and Shirl of Richmond, Vern and Clarence of Glen Karn, and Harley E. Chenoweth of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. W. I. Harrison of Union City and Mrs. Howard McKissick of Crete.

The body was removed to the Stutz & Sando funeral home at New Madison, Ohio, from where it was taken to the home of the son, Harold, Monday noon where friends may call. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3 p. m. (EST) at the Hollansburg Christian church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Methodist church in Fountain City. Burial was in the Willow Grove cemetery there. Rev. Samuel Carruth of Fortville, Rev. Philip Smith, pastor of the Fountain City church, and Dr. P. J. Smith of Richmond, officiated.

Surviving Mr. Anderson are two brothers, Fred of Richmond and Ernest of Lynn rural route; and a sister, Mrs. Dora Ramsey of Muncie.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by her son, Lafe Mercer of St. Paul, Minn.; three brothers, Burt Lacy of Winchester, Cary Lacy of Portland and Ora Lacy of Portland rural route and a half-brother Norman Lacy of Economy.

The accident occurred Friday morning at 3:30 o'clock when the car driven by Mr. Anderson was driven into the path of a tractor-trailer truck, a short distance north of the Wayne-Randolph county line. Mr. Anderson was killed instantly and Mrs. Anderson died enroute to the Winchester hospital.

Mrs. Chenoweth, who is a niece of Mrs. Anderson, along with her husband had spent the night with the Andersons, preparatory to making an early start for St. Paul, Minn., where the group was to visit Mrs. Anderson's son.

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

Ella Ramsey passes away. - Former Jay Co. woman dies at home near Union City.

Mrs. Ella Ramsey, 63, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Floyd Shelley, of one mile north of Union City. She had been in poor health but her death was rather sudden.

The deceased was born in Jay county the daughter of Richard and Lucina (Cox) Green. She went from Portland to Spencerville and later to the Union City vicinity.

Surviving is the husband, Richard. Mrs. Shelley was reared in the Ramsey home.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City with funeral arrangements to be announced later.

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

John Stroud passes away. - Funeral services for Union City man Friday.

John Harvey Stroud, Jr., 33, died Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. at his late residence, 345 South State Line, Union City, following an illness of more than three years.

Born in Anderson the son of John H. and Margaret Millage Stroud, the deceased had lived in Union City for the past seven years. He received his education from the Anderson schools. He had employed himself at farming until his health failed.

Survivors include the widow, Freda, and four children, all at home, Barbara Ann 7, John Ray 6, Basil Eugene 3 and Robert Richard Stroud 16 months..

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. in the Union City Church of God, with Rev. Bott Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Raper Chapel cemetery.

The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City for burial preparation.

(Funeral services were held on Friday at 10 a. m. in the Union City Free Methodist church. No minister or burial place was names. Also surviving were three (?) brothers, Glen, Thomas, Fred and Walter, all of Anderson and one sister, Mrs. Florence Williams, of Anderson.)

(An obituary was published Aug. 3rd,. He was the son of John Harvey Stroud.. He came to live in Union City in 1930 and was employed as a farmer and furniture worker. In 1932 he was married to Freda M. Rickert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rickert, of Union City, Ohio. Also surviving were his mother, Mrs. Margaret Enslow, of Springfield, Ill.; four brothers and one sister. The brothers are Walter Stroud, Thomas Stroud, Fred Stroud and Glenn Stroud and the sister, Mrs. Florence Williams, all of Anderson, Ind.)

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

Baxter Murphy, 71, dies Tuesday p. m.

Baxter Murphy, 71, retired railroader, died Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of Everett Huffer, one and one-half miles east of Farmland. He had been in failing health for several years.

Surviving is a brother, Harve Murphy of Union City.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home with funeral arrangements to be announced later.

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

Washington Twp. Native Succumbs.

Miss Allie Martin, 79 years old, a native and lifelong resident of Darke Co., O., died at 8:45 a. m. Tuesday at her home, 516 Warren street, Greenville, after an illness of over five years duration.

The deceased, a daughter of the late John and Cynthia Martin, was born and reared in Washington township.

She had been a member of Council No. 28 of the Daughters of America, Greenville, for more than 30 years and was a devout attendant of the Greenville Presbyterian church.

One sister, Sallie, of Greenville, and a brother, I. N. Martin, Indianapolis, Ind., are the only immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Miller funeral home, Greenville, at 2 p. m. (EST) Friday with the Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records states that she was born Sept. 18, 1860 in Washington Twp., Darke Co., O., the daughter of John Martin and Cynthia Weisner. She was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1940

Death claims World War vet. - McKinley Harker expires at Portland Wednesday; funeral Friday.

Portland, Indiana, July 31. --- McKinley Harker, 46, World War veteran, died at his home on East Seventh street Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock following a year's illness of complications. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last Friday and his condition since that time had been serious.

Mr. Harker was born May 15, 1894, in Randolph county near Ridgeville, son of Charles Wesley and Rebecca (Williamson) Harker. On July 7, 1922, he was married to Marie Holly, who survives with the following children: Duane 17, Vivian 15 and James 12, at home; one step-son, Leland Miley of Piqua, Ohio, and the following brother and sisters; Lulu, wife of Albert DeLong of Union City; Alice, wife of Henry Grile of Muncie; Sarah, wife of Wesley Smith and Frank Harker both of West Walnut street. Two brothers, one sister and the parents are deceased.

Mr. Harker served over seas six months with a tank corps division.

Military services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Williamson chapel in charge of Rev. Leo Tyndall of Pennville. Burial will be made in the Ritenour cemetery at Deerfield.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home, prepared for burial and will be returned to the residence Thursday afternoon. It will then be returned to the chapel Friday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1940

Mary May dies at Salamonia. - Was life-long resident of place; funeral Friday.

Mrs. Mary Matilda May, 72, life long resident of Salamonia died Tuesday night at 10 o'clock following a five month's illness of complications. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock (CST) from the Salamonia Reformed church, of which she was a member, with the pastor, Rev. H. G. Perry, officiating. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

Mrs. May was born in Salamonia August 20, 1867, daughter of John and Christine Grile Fetter. On July 21, 1887, she was married to Fred May, who survives.

Other survivors are two children; Merl May of Salamonia, Mrs. Cora Locker of Portland R. R. 6; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. D. W. Adkinson of Sparta, Mich., and Mrs. John Cull of Salamonia and one half brother, Earl Warnoch of Portland R. R. 6.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1940

Passes away after illness. - Mrs. Waty Bourke, 75, dies after several month's illness.

Mrs. Waty Bourke, 75, died at her home in Ridgeville, Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness of several months.

She was a member of the Evangelical church and the Rebekah lodge.

Survivors are the husband, Charles E. Bourke, a retired Pennsylvania railroad foreman; two sons, Herman, of Marion and Theodore, of Springfield, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Sandman, of Ozon, Tenn., and Mrs. Virginia Painter, of Ridgeville, Mrs. Ina Platt and Mrs. Clara Rinard, both of near Ridgeville, and one sister, Mrs. Delta Brattain of Connersville.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville where friends are invited to call anytime before the services. Services will be conducted from the funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. Harris DeWese, of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1940

Mary A. Haury dies in Ohio. - Passes away at her daughter's home near Ft. Recovery.

Mrs. Mary A. Haury died Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rosa M. Bihn, at Sharpsburg near Fort Recovery. She had been ill for many months.

Mrs. Haury was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grabenstetter. She was married August 29, 1874 to Joseph P. Haury, who died July 25, 1918. Surviving besides the daughter are one grandchild; three great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Grabenstetter of Lakewood, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Haumesser of Grafton, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Seibert of Defiance, Ohio, and Mrs. Rose Rising of Litchfield, Ohio. She moved to Sharpsburg from Cleveland 14 years ago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Paul's Catholic church of which she was a member. Father Nicholus Grieve will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery. She was a member of the Ladies Solidarity.

The May funeral home in Ft. Recovery is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1940

Former Darke Co. judge is dead.

Judge J. M. Bickel, 87, died Wednesday at 1 p. m. (EST) at his home in Greenville. John H. Bickel, president of the Union Trust company in Union City, is a nephew of the deceased. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a. m. (EST) from his late residence in Greenville, 208 Switzer street.

(Funeral services were conducted Saturday with Rev. H. J. Holcombe officiating. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery. Judge Bickel was born in Washington Twp., Darke Co., Oh., the son of Tobias and Elizabeth Bickel. He had lived in Darke county all of his live. After attending Ada college at Ada, Ohio, Judge Bickel taught school for 14 years in Darke county. He read law in Judge David Meeker's office in Greenville.

Active in Democratic politics, Judge Bickel served two terms as probate judge. He also was active in the utility business. After serving as judge he went into law practice with Guy C. Baker and Marion Murphy.

He is survived by a daughter, Lucille Bickel, at home, and one son, Paul, of Oakland, Calif.)

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

Hemorrhage proves fatal. - Services to be Saturday for Mrs. Nicola Woodbury.

Mrs. Nicola Woodbury, 68, native of Scotland and widow of Edgar Woodbury, died Thursday at 3:30 a. m. in the Wakefield Convalescent home, north of Greenville, O., following a cerebral hemorrhage.

A former resident of the Union City vicinity for several years, she had been making her home in Greenville township, Darke county, Ohio, up until her health failed following her husband's death in February.

Mrs. Woodbury was born in Scotland in 1872, the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Smith) Stephens. After attending school in that country, she came to the United States in 1886. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. William Holzfaster, of Dayton, O., and William and Eugene Woodbury, of Greenville, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Mains and Mrs. Elizabeth McAmy, both of Winchester, and three brothers, Alexander, George and John Stephens, also of Winchester. There also are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p. m. today at the funeral home.

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

Died --- The funeral of Merinus Wuebker was held at the Catholic church Thursday forenoon at 9 o'clock in Burkettsville. Burial took place in the cemetery near the church. The boy, who was 16 years of age, met death while swimming in the Timmerman Gravel pit west of Burkettsville.

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

Viola Tharp passes away. - Dies at home in Ridgeville; funeral to be Sunday.

Viola (Longerbone) Tharp, 64, died at her home in Ridgeville at 2:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a one year's illness. She was united in marriage to Dolph P. Tharp, who survives.

Other survivors include 12 children, Mrs. Donald Thrash, Roe Tharp and Jay Tharp, all of Ridgeville, Roy Tharp of Eaton, Ray Tharp, of Redkey, Guy Tharp of Farmland, Martha Tharp and Mrs. Milton Warner of Muncie, Mrs. Luman of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Orville Smith of Indianapolis, Mrs. John Wallace of Portland and Mable at home; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Curt of Richmond, Mrs. Mary Sarger of Ridgeville and Mrs. Charles Penner of Elwood; two brothers, William Longerbone of Portland and Elmer Longerbone of Modoc and 20 grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville and will be returned to the residence this evening where friend are invited to call. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. W. O. Powers. Interment in Lawndale cemetery.

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

Long illness proves fatal. - Herschel Resor, 61, dies Friday; funeral to be held Monday.

Herschel M. Resor, 61, died at his home on Route 5, Union City, Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock following a two years' illness of tuberculosis. He had been bedfast for the past six months.

The deceased was born March 30, 1879 in Darke county near Union City, the son of William and Salome Resor. He attended the Elmhill school and was body builder by trade.

Surviving are 10 children, Hilbert, Madeline, Windle and Roger, all at home, and Mrs. Emerson Wills, Mrs. Gertrude Stilts, Mrs. Lucile Beam, Mrs. Blanch Kaufman, Mrs. Alda Arnet and Loyd Resor, all of Union City; two brothers and two sisters. Two children, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Brooks funeral home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz assisted by Rev. Ludwick. Interment in the Sharpeye cemetery.

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

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cook dies; rites Sunday.

Ivan Leon Cook, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cook, died at the family residence 10 miles northwest of Winchester Friday afternoon.

Surviving besides the parents, are two sisters, Carolyn Sue and Janey Rebecca, both at home, and the grandparents, Mrs. Lee Cook of northwest of Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stephens of near Farmland.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home, Winchester, for burial preparation. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the residence in charge of Rev. George Addington assisted by Rev. Ruby Oren. Interment in the Hopewell cemetery.

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

Death claims Sarah Fraze. - Aged resident of Randolph County dies; rites Sunday.

Mrs. Sarah Alice Fraze, 74, died at her home on Residence street, Winchester, Friday following a lingering illness. She was born in Darke county but lived practically her entire life in Randolph county.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don Murray, of Winchester, one sister, Mrs. Carl Shockney, of Greenville and one grandson.

The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home, Winchester, where friends are invited to call. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze chapel. Interment in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

Ridgeville native dies near Parker; funeral is today.

Chester Alva Arthur, 58, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack at his home near Parker. He was born in Ridgeville and had resided in Muncie a number of years before moving to near Parker more than sixteen years ago. He was a member of the Parker Methodist church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Minne Retz Arthur; one son, Robert W. Arthur, of near Parker; two daughters, Esther Mae and Ana Pearl Arthur, both at home; one brother, Orlando Arthur, of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel McNees of Farmland, and Mrs. Hattie York of Hagerstown, and two granddaughters.

Rev. George Addington, assisted by Rev. B. D. Mysewander, will conduct funeral services at 2 o'clock (CST) Monday afternoon at the Parker Woodlawn cemetery near Farmland

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

Death claims Leon Strahan. - Former Randolph County native dies at home in Richmond.

Leon Francis Jake Strahan, 47, a barber, died at 6:45 p. m. Monday at his home, 1451 Ratliff street, Richmond, following a lingering illness.

The deceased was a world war veteran and was a member of the Kirk Little post VFW. He had spent his entire life in Randolph county until the last few years.

Surviving are the widow, Sarah; three children, Donald, Doris and Diane, all at home; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Fisher of Winchester, Mrs. Lillie Jackson of Lynn, Mrs. Hattie Moistner of Indianapolis, Mrs. Mary Keller of Richmond and Mrs. Dean Willard of Miami, Fla., a twin sister, and three brothers, Merritt of Indianapolis, Lewis of Huntsville and John of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home at Modoc and will be taken to the home in Richmond this morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Former local osteopath dies; funeral at Richmond Sunday.

Richmond, Ind., Aug. 9. --- Dr. C. J. Crain, who with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Crain, operated the Crain sanitarium at 2116 East Main street for nearly 20 years, died suddenly early Thursday morning.

Although Dr. Crain had been seriously ill and had undergone an operation about three years ago, he had recovered and was in good health. Wednesday night he and his wife had called on friends here and they were planning a short vacation trip.

Dr. Crain, who was 60 years old, was born in Brookfield, Mo., Apr. 12, 1880 and was married in 1903 at Brookfield. Prior to his marriage he was a traveling salesman but later he and his wife studied at the osteopathic school in Kirkville, Mo. Starting in 1913 they began a practice at Union City and Winchester, stayed there eight years and they came to Richmond where they opened their sanitarium.

Dr. Crain was a member of the Central Methodist church, Knights Templar and before his illness three years ago belonged to the Rotary, Elks and Forest Hills Country clubs. He was an ardent golfer and once held the Forest Hills club championship.

Survivors include the Widow, Dr. Elizabeth Crain; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Farmbrough, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, G. E. Crain of Los Angeles, Calif., and Clyde Crain of Moberly, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p. m. at the Dean & Son mortuary with Rev. J. Ira Jones, of Columbus, Ohio, former pastor of the Central Methodist church, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Fremont Fribley, now pastor at the church. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery.

Winchester person who called at Richmond Friday because of Dr. Crain's death were Dr. and Mrs. Paul J. Deeming and Mrs. W. J. Deeming.

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

Union City woman dies in Dayton. - Death of Mrs. E. Frank occurs in Dayton; rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Catherine Frank, 72, widow of the late Elmer A. Frank, well-known banker of Union City, died at the home of her son, Donald Frank, 2335 Salem avenue, Dayton, Ohio, about 1:30 p. m. Saturday. She had been removed to Dayton only a few days prior to her death.

Mrs. Frank, who was born in Anderson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cain, had lived nearly all of her life in the Union City vicinity. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rosary society, the Garden club, a charter member of the Ticknor club and a member of the Cecilian club.

She is survived by one son, Donald; two granddaughters, Constance and Mary Helen; two sisters, Mrs. Mayme Bearse, Union City, and Mrs. Josephine Mitchell, both of Indianapolis, and a brother, Tom Cain, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Mary's church Tuesday at 9 a. m. in charge of Rev. T. J. Hammes. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned to the Frank home, 427 Howard street, from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City at 10 a. m. today, after which time friends may call.

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

Death claims Nora Albright. - Passes away at home near Clear Creek; funeral Tuesday.

Nora B. Albright, 73, passed away at the residence one and one-half miles west of Clear Creek church at 6 o'clock Sunday morning.

She leaves the husband, George, and one son, Dallas, at home; three brothers, Ora, Willard and Leo Segraves, all of near Kokomo, and one nephew, James Daugherty, of Muncie, who lived at the Albright home for several years.

The body will be returned to the residence today from the Clark and Maynard funeral home where friend may call.

Services will be held Tuesday at the residence at 11:30 a. m. in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment in the Albright cemetery near Kokomo, where graveside services will be held also.

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

Death claims W. H. Bruss. - Services Tuesday for retired Union City carpenter.

Death claimed William Henry Bruss, 70, retired Union City carpenter, at 6:30 a. m. Sunday at his late residence, 337 South street, Union City, O., following an illness of more than two years.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Bruss. He attended the South Salem school and was a member of the Christian church. He had lived most of his life in the Union City community.

Surviving are five children, Ralph, Deskin, Orville, John and Mrs. Harry Beaner, all of Union City, and two brothers, Charles Bruss, of Union City, and James Bruss, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. J. A. Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

Charles Tharpe, 6, dies after a short illness Monday.

Charles Tharpe, 6, of near Farmland, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 5 p. m. Monday after a short illness.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tharpe; six sisters, Sarah, Reba, Martha, Jean, Deloris and Madge; one brother, Leland Dale, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinney of Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Farmland Friends church in charge of Rev. Claude Lykins assisted by Rev. Ralph Lawrence. Interment in Quaker cemetery at Lynn. The body will be returned to the residence of the grandparents, where the boy had made his home, at noon Tuesday from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland.

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

Services today for former Ansonian.

William Henry Kneirim, 92, died at 11:10 p. m. Saturday at the Darke county infirmary after a six weeks' illness. The deceased formerly lived at Ansonia.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Ansonia Methodist church at 10 a. m. (EST) today with Rev. Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

Immediate survivors include two sons and two daughters.

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

Abbott funeral at Ansonia today.

Funeral services for J. E. Abbott, 56, superintendent of the Ansonia waterworks, whose death Saturday followed a lingering illness , will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (EST) today from his late home in the neighboring village. Rev. Hugh A. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

Surviving are a widow, May; one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Abbott Martin, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Loy of Los Angeles, Cal., and Maude Abbott, of Greenville.

For several years prior to his appointment as superintendent of the Ansonia waterworks, Mr. Abbott had served as Big Four railroad agent in the neighboring town.

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

Short Illness proves fatal. - Funeral to be Friday for Miss Lillie Mitchell.

Miss Lillie Mitchell died suddenly Tuesday at 5:30 p. m. at her late residence, 436 North Plum street, Union City. She had been ill for the past three weeks.

The deceased was born in Peru, Ind., coming later to Union City where for a number of years she owned and operated a millinery store. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Charles W. Boaz, of St. Louis, Mo., and the following near relatives: Clifford C. Fisher, Union City; Robert Lewis Fisher, Chicago; Alice Fisher and Caryl Fisher, both of Union City.

The remains were removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p. m. Burial will follow in the Union City cemetery.

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

Ex-Governor James P. Goodrich is dead. - Well known state; national personage claimed by death. - World Ware Indiana state executive succumbs to Cerebral hemorrhage with paralysis at hospital last night at 7:30 o'clock; family at bedside.

James P. Goodrich, 76, Indiana's World war governor, is dead - victim of what attending physicians termed cerebral hemorrhage with paralysis. Death occurred at 7:30 o'clock last night at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester, where he had been taken last Monday afternoon.

At his bedside when death came were his wife, Cora; his son, Pierre of Indianapolis; his granddaughter, Nancy; Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Goodrich, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Goodrich and William W. Goodrich, all of Winchester, and the latter's son, Bud of Portland.

The former governor had been unconscious most of the time since being taken to the hospital and hope for his recovery was given up Wednesday night when an operation to remove a blood clot was abandoned due to his weakened condition.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church in Winchester in charge of Dr. G. A. Papperman of Chicago, former pastor, and Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor. The body will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a. m. to 1:45 p. m. at which time the casket will be closed. Interment will be made in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence on West South street Saturday and Sunday.

Survivors are the wife, Cora F.; one son, Pierre of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Nancy; three brothers, Percy E., Edward S., and William W., all of Winchester; and two nephews, John B. Goodrich, Jr., of Winchester and Percy (Bud) Goodrich of Portland.

Mrs. Phillip Terry (Betty Goodrich) of Kansas, a niece of the deceased and a daughter of W. W. Goodrich, arrived in Winchester by train just prior to the death of her uncle.

Mr. Goodrich was in the Winchester hospital several weeks during the spring after suffering from pneumonia, but apparently made full recovery from that illness. He was a tenth district delegate in the Republican national convention in Philadelphia.

His last illness followed a stroke about three weeks ago and he received medical attention at his home on East South street until taken to the hospital when his condition became serious.

James Putnam Goodrich was born in Winchester February 18, 1864, the second of six sons born to John B. and Elizabeth (Edgar) Goodrich, the family being among the early pioneers of Randolph county.

Mr. Goodrich was educated in Winchester, graduating from the high school in 1881 in the same class with James E. Watson, former congressman and senator, and for the following year and a half taught school in the rural districts of Randolph county. In 1884 he entered DePauw university at Greencastle, where he remained two years, pursuing a literary course. After studying law in the office of Watson & Engle a short time he was admitted to the bar in Winchester in 1887 and formed a partnership with his uncle, John W. Macy, which continued for several years, under the firm name of Watson, Macy & Goodrich.

Later E. L. Watson's place in the firm was taken by John J. Cheney, the firm name changed to Cheney, Macy & Goodrich, which continued for five years when the late A. L. Nichols, former Indiana appellate judge, became a member of the firm of Macy, Nichols & Goodrich.

Mr. Macy went on the bench in 1901 and the firm became Nichols, Goodrich & Bales, A. L. Bales, past judge of the circuit court, having been admitted to the partnership. When Judge Macy left the bench he returned to the old office and the firm became Macy, Nichols, Goodrich and Bales, continuing until the death of Judge Macy in 1912 when his son, John W. Macy, Jr., now circuit court judge, succeeded to the vacancy in the firm.

In 1910 Mr. Goodrich opened offices in Indianapolis with Judge L. J. Monks and John W. Robbins, under the firm name of Monks, Robbins & Goodrich.

In 1908 he was appointed receiver for the Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville railroad and in 1911 sold the road to the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad company. He was also soon after made receiver of the Noelke, Richard Iron Works of Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

Politically Mr. Goodrich was a Republican and one of the party leaders in the state and during the past few years still wielded considerable influence. He was at one time chairman of the Indiana Republican state committee, holding this office from 1901 to 1910. In 1912, he was appointed a member of the Republican national committee from Indiana, serving eight years, and was a member of the national executive committee.

For many years he was a member of the Knights of Labor and was in charge of the labor department of that committee in the campaign of 1912.

Prior to his connection with state politics he was Randolph county chairman and was a member of the Winchester school board for 13 years. He became a trustee of Wabash college in 1904, in the fall of 1937 giving $150,000 to that college for construction of a new science hall, and had been president of the board for 24 years. In December of 1937 he gave $50,000 to Hanover college to endow a chair of musical education. Soon after he gave $50,000 to beautify the present Goodrich park in Winchester and an addition of 28 acres given by the Goodrich heirs.

Mr. Goodrich was elected governor of Indiana, a tribute to his untiring work for the Republican party, and served four years, his term expiring in 1921. His Democratic opponent was John A. M. Adair of Portland.

Religiously Mr. Goodrich was a Presbyterian and early in life became a teacher in the Sunday school. In 1910 he organized the James P. Goodrich class at the Presbyterian church and it still is an integral part of that church's life.

While in college he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was a member of the Masonic order, (Summers lodge 638), having attained the thirty-second degree and of the Knights of Pythias of which he was a past grand chancellor.

Mr. Goodrich was married on March 15, 1888 to Cora L. Frist. To this union was born one son, Pierre F. of Indianapolis.

His business and philanthropic interests were widespread. He was a member of the national conservation commission, a trustee of the Roosevelt memorial committee, the American Child Welfare association, Wabash college and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Chicago, and a member of executive committee of the Civil Legion of America.

In 1921, Mr. Goodrich was appointed by President Harding as a member of the purchasing committee of Russian relief. He served as a member of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Tide Water association, chairman of Ind. St. Lawrence Water Ways commission, Member of the International St. Lawrence Water Ways commission by appointment of President Hoover, trustee of Roosevelt memorial committee, American Child Welfare association, member and trustee of American Relief Administration, member of Russian Relief Commission by appointment of President Hoover, making four trips to Russia, in all, vice-president and member of Executive Committee Civil Legion of America, trustee of Wabash college, president of the board, member of Columbia club in Indianapolis, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Presbyterian church and Summers lodge in Winchester. He served 13 years as member of Winchester school board and for years taught the Men's Bible class of the Winchester Presbyterian church and while serving his state as governor returned home each Sunday to take charge of the class.

Since serving as governor he had been identified with the law firm of Goodrich and Emison in Indianapolis. At the time of his death he was president of Standard Securities corporation and Peoples Loan and Trust company of Winchester. He had the title of L. L. D. bestowed upon him by the Wabash and Notre Dame universities.

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

Sarah Wilson dies, aged 73. - Woman is claimed by death last night at daughter's home.

Sarah C. Wilson, 73, died last night at 9 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harrison Cox, five miles northeast of Winchester.

Surviving are the daughter, at whose home she died; four sons, Volney of near Lynn, Virgil of New Albany, Fred of near Winchester and Claude who lives in the far west; three brothers, John Price of Union City, George, of Parker and Robert, of Osborn, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. William Burk of near Union City; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the Buena Vista church, time to be announced later. The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation.

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

W. O. Stuckey passes away. - Several months illness is fatal yesterday to farmer, age 53.

Wesley O. Stuckey, 53, died at his home in Spartanburg at 6 p. m. yesterday, death following an illness of several months

Surviving are the widow, Florence; one daughter, Mrs. Merrill Wise, of Spartanburg; one son, William, of near Spartanburg; three brothers, William, address unknown, Wallace of Darlington and Warner of near Lebanon; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Cook and Mrs. Nora Waugh of Colfax, Mrs. Malissa Johnson and Mrs. Dove Crull of Darlington and Mrs. Jewell Harris, address unknown, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church to charge of Rev. Paul Lesley Cotrill. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p. m. today at the residence, where the body will be taken from the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

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

Funeral Saturday for Rickert twins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) from the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Rickert, 310 Market street, Union City, for Lucille and Lester Richert, twins, stillborn Thursday.

Survivors include the parents and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rickert, Union City.

The funeral, which will be under the direction of the Brooks Funeral home, Union City, will be in charge of Rev. Ralph Yaney. Burial will be in the Raper Chapel cemetery.

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

Death claims Samuel Waltz. - Ridgeville resident is claimed by death; rites Monday.

Samuel P. Waltz, 89, died at his home in Ridgeville Friday night at 11:15 o'clock.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Luther Addington of Kokomo, Mrs. Frank Payne of Connersville and Mrs. Clifford Willinger of Dayton and three sisters, Mrs. G. G. Hockstedler of Westfield, Mrs. William Houke of Winchester and Mrs. Rebecca Cox of Lyle, Wash. His wife preceded him in death about one year ago.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville where it will remain until the hour of the services which will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. W. O. Powers. Interment in the Deerfield cemetery. The Masons will have charge of the services.

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

Heart attack proves fatal. - William Conkright dies at Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie.

Grant Conkright, 78, died at Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie Thursday night following a heart attack.

Surviving are two sons, William Conkright of Muncie and Harold Ayers of Redkey; three daughters, Margaret Cowley of Muncie, Mrs. H. F. Taylor of South Bend and Mrs. Manson Suitts of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Edwards, of Roachdale and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock at the Jones mortuary in Redkey in charge of Rev. Smith of Indianapolis. Interment in Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey.

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

Christina Ennis passes away. - Funeral to be Tuesday for native of Union City.

A native and life-long resident of Union City, Miss Christina (Crissie) Ennis, 58, died Saturday at 7:45 p. m. at her late residence, 305 Walnut street, following a lingering illness.

Miss Ennis was born on January 15, 1882, the daughter of William and Emma Renz Ennis. She attended the Union City West Side schools and was a member of the Lutheran church and the Missionary society of that church. Until her health became such that she could no longer carry on her station, a few months ago, she had been employed as cutter and power sewing machine operator at the Backstay Welt corporation for the past 38 years.

Survivors include two sisters, Miss Anna Ennis and Mrs. George (Ida) Eisenmann, both of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains were returned Sunday from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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

Milton Dull dies suddenly. - Found dead in car on Union City road; funeral today.

Milton Dull, 62, of Winchester, died suddenly about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in his car two and one-half miles east of Winchester on the old Union City road. He was driving alone and had stopped at the side of the road, where he was found by passerby.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Grace Dull; three sons, Vern and Harold Dull, both of Winchester, and Orville Dull of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Strang, of Lake View, Mich., and Mrs. Mabel Kennedy, of Detroit, and three brothers, John A. Dull, of Winchester; Amman Dull, of Nashville, Mich., and Biel Dull, of Vermontville, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Summers funeral home in Winchester at 10:15 o'clock this morning, with Rev. Leo McKinley in charge. The body will be taken to Vermontville for burial.

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

Union City woman dies in Lima. - Funeral today for Mrs. Delilah Miller Thomas.

Mrs. Delilah J. Miller Thomas, 79, resident of Union City most of her life, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellanora Miller, Lima, Ohio, Saturday at 2 a. m., following an illness of about two weeks.

Born in Rockford, O., March 13, 1861, the daughter of Josiah and Mary J. Miller Duff, she came soon afterward to the Union City community. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Ladies' Aid society of that church.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Miller and Frank Miller, both of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Frick, of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Mary Grindle, of Madison, Wis.; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Two other children preceded her in death. The deceased married twice; first to John Miller and following his death to C. C. Thomas, who died in 1925.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. S. F. Harter officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

James E. Betz dies suddenly. - Autopsy to determine cause; rabies feared.

James Elmer Betz, 49, native and life-long resident of Darke county, Ohio, was found dead art the side of his bed in the Darke County Infirmary, south of Greenville early Monday morning. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death, which is believed might have resulted from rabies.

Mr. Betz, who had been in poor health for some time, developed a stricture of the throat Saturday when he was removed from his Union City residence, on Ward street, to the infirmary. He previously had told friends of having been bitten by a dog some time ago. It was believed, however, that, judging from the time he said he had been attacked, rabies would not have had time to become evident.

The deceased was born in Darke county the son of James and Siota Betz. He came to Union City in 1903 where he attended the East Side schools and made his residence until a few days ago. He had been employed as a mechanic and at the Simmons Junk company.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Enora Herron, of Indianola, Nebr., and Mrs. Samuel Crowell, of Union City. He had never married.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Thursday at the Brooks funeral home in Union City. Rev. Ralph Yaney will officiate. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

(Test results returned from state laboratories in Columbus, Ohio confirmed that the cause of death was rabies)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 22, 1940

Kick by horse proves fatal. - Amos Comer, 69, dies at Randolph County hospital Wednesday.

Amos Comer, 69, of near Spartanburg, died last night at 8:30 o'clock at the Randolph county hospital in Winchester., where he was taken yesterday morning. He was kicked by a horse late Tuesday afternoon on his farm suffering internal injuries and shock.

Treated at his home following the accident, Mr. Comer was removed to the hospital when his condition grew worse, about 5 a. m. yesterday.

Surviving are the widow, Pearl; two sons, Bert and Kenneth, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Olive Hunt, of Farmland; one sister, Florence, of Spartanburg, and one brother, Frank, of Lynn.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Last rites were held Friday at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 22, 1940

New Paris, O. resident dies. - Infantile Paralysis is fatal to Lloyd Showalter.

J. Lloyd Showalter, 31, of New Paris, O., died at the Reed Memorial hospital in Richmond, at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, death being due to infantile paralysis.

Survivors are the wife, Irene; two sons, Robert Eugene and James Dean; two brothers, Roy, of Canton, O., and Harold of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Foley, of Lynn, and Mrs. George Nelson, of Richmond.

Private funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland, Rev. Claude Lykins will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home. Friends may call on Mrs. Showalter at the home of her father, Frank Kinney, north of Farmland.

The deceased had been an employe of the International Harvester company at Richmond for 12 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 22, 1940

Death claims Sara Stoneman. - Dies at Randolph Co. hospital Wednesday at 7:00 p. m.

Sara E. Stoneman, 84, died at the Randolph county hospital at 7:00 p. m. Wednesday.

Survivors are: one son, Oscar Rowe, of near Ridgeville; three brothers, C. A. Smith, of Union City, Harry Smith, of Muncie, and W. R. Smith, of near Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Turner, of Union City and Mrs. Ed Kelley, of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparation, where it will remain until the funeral. Other arrangements were not complete last night and will be announced later.

(Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home on Saturday with Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville in charge. Burial was made in the Jericho cemetery.)

(A later article stated that the Will of Elizabeth Stoneman left her entire estate equally between the son Oscar and two grandchildren - Grant Lindley and Glee Scott.)

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

Darke farmer takes his life. - Charles C. Staight, 85, was former carpenter in Union City.

Failing health is believed to have motivated the suicide of Charles C. Staight, 85, retired carpenter, who hanged himself early Wednesday afternoon in a tobacco shed adjoining the farm home of his son, two miles north of Arcanum.

According to reports by Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh, Darke county, the son, who had been attending the Darke county fair in Greenville, discovered the body shortly after returning home.

The son had received a telephone call while on the fairgrounds. The message stated "come home, there has been an accident," and it is the belief of Coroner Brumbaugh that the aged man had made the call before ending his life.

The telephone message was received at the secretary's office on the fairgrounds and efforts to trace the call have been futile.

Staight, who was a Darke county native, was actively engaged as a carpenter at Union City for many years.

Besides the one son, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clara Warnock, of Coldwater, Michigan, and Mrs. Gertrude Hildbold, of near Celina. There are also six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be held at two p. m. today at the Arcanum U. B. church. Burial will be made at Ithaca.

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

Parker woman claimed by death.

Mrs. Edith K. Moulton, wife of W. G. Moulton, died at 1:30 a. m. Thursday at her home in Parker after a long illness. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Morris of Florida; a brother, Alfred Kenmiller of Terre Haute; two stepsons, W. H. Moulton of Parker and John R. Moulton of Indiana, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Minnie R. Whipple of Wisconsin.

The body was removed to the Perry mortuary in Parker and will be sent Friday to Winter Haven, Fla. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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

Funeral Sunday for Pres Moyer. - Former logger, farmer of near Union City dies at Whitewater.

Funeral services for Silas Preston Moyer, 87, will be held tomorrow afternoon. A former resident of west of Union City, Mr. Moyer died Thursday after a week's illness at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Jennings, at Whitewater, Ind.

Short funeral rites will be held at the home of a son, Oscar Moyer, at Green's Fork, Ind., at 1 p. m. and final services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. at the Buena Vista Christian church. Rev. Donald Jennings will be in charge. Interment will be at the Buena Vista cemetery.

Born in Darke county, Ohio, Mr. Moyer is said to have hauled on a wagon the largest log ever brought to Union City. It is reported to have been a poplar log with a six foot diameter. In addition to his logging work, Mr. Moyer was a farmer west of Union City.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Jenninga and Oscar Moyer are three other daughters, Mrs. Grace Hinshaw, Hollansburg, O.; Mrs. Roscoe Adelsberger, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Raymond Shendler, Richmond; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

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

Niece is dead at Houston, Texas.

Word was received in Winchester Friday of the death of Mrs. Hardeman Weathersby, formerly Miss Sue Louise Jaqua, at Houston, Texas, her home on Thursday. She was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jaqua of East Franklin street, and was formerly an annual summer visitor here and widely known in Winchester.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Susanne Weathersby, who recently visited in Winchester, and two brothers, J. B. Jaqua and Charles Jaqua, both of California, John Jaqua, Jr., of Winchester, a cousin of the deceased, left Friday morning to spend a few days in Houston.

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

Union City woman's mother, 79, is dead.

Mrs. Civilla Bliss, 79, wife of Frank Bliss, died at seven a. m. today at her farm home between Gordon and Ithaca after a lingering illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Bliss celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last July 17.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, J. Edward Bliss, of Toledo, and four daughters, Mrs. Earl Beachler, Union City, Ind.; Mrs. Forrest Selby, Charlotte, North Carolina; Mrs. J. W. Emerick, Greenville, and Mrs. Russell Emerick, Dayton.

Funeral services are to be held at two p. m. Sunday at the Gordon M. E. church. Burial will be at Ithaca.

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

Boy, 16, killed in Dawn crash. - Ralph Hunter is accident victim in auto-train wreck.

Ralph Hunter, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hunter, who reside one-half mile east of the village of Dawn, was instantly killed, at 8:10 a. m. Saturday in a grade crossing crash in Dawn.

His car was struck by an east-bound Big Four passenger train and carried over 30 feet down the tracks.

According to reports by Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh, Darke county , death was instantaneous resulting from a skull fracture. The youth's right leg and right arm were also broken.

Relatives state that young Hunter had left home only a few minutes before the fatal accident. It is thought that he was enroute to Versailles.

His remains have been removed to the Miller funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville, but arrangements for burial have not been completed.

Immediate survivors include the father and mother; two brothers, Chalmer and Fern, at home; three sisters, Lorine, also at home; Mrs. Walter Plessinger, Dayton, and Mrs. Ralph Byrd, of Elroy; one stepbrother, Thurman Young, of Versailles, and two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hunter, of Dawn.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born in Richland Twp., Darke Co., OH, July 26, 1924, the son of William E. Hunter and Callie Mae Young. Burial was made August 26 in the Beamsville Cemetery, Darke Co., OH.)

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

Mary A. Cass, 82, former Union City resident, is dead.

Mrs. Mary A. Cass, 82 years of age, a former resident of Union City, died Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Joe Cass, in Piqua, O.

Mrs. Cass lived in Union City about 17 years or 18 years ago and was well-known here.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Piqua Baptist church.

(Miami Co. cemetery records state that she was buried on August 27th in Forrest Hill cemetery, Piqua, OH. The record also state that she was born in Kentucky.)

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

Funeral today for Darke Co. farmer.

Funeral services for Conrad Zimmers, 77, a retired Darke county farmer, who died Saturday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ryal Poppaw, near Castine, will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Stutz and Sando funeral home, New Madison. Burial will be at Ft. Jefferson.

Mr. Zimmers 'death followed an extended illness from a complications of diseases.

He leaves one son, Earl, of Arcanum, R. R. and three other daughters, Mrs. Earl Clay, Greenville R. R., and Mrs. Harry Corwin and Mrs. Eugene Clay, both of Arcanum R. R.; fifteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Ernest and Miss Louise Zimmers of Dayton.

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

Union City youth killed by train. - Paul Adkins, 14, rides bicycle into path of Freight. - Lester Thomas, 14, is critical in Union City hospital.

One Union City youth is dead and another lies in the Union City hospital seriously injured as a result of a train-bicycle crash last night.

The dead is Paul Adkins, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adkins, East Main street, Union City. Young Adkins, an employe of the DeBolt Electric company in Union City, would have entered the East Side high school this fall as a Freshman. His father is a truck driver for the Red 73 Creamery.

Lester Thomas, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Thomas, State Line street, Union City, is in a serious condition in the Union City hospital. He suffered a broken left leg and hip, broken ribs and a fractured skull. The attending physician said late last night he was still conscious. He will be a Freshman in the East Side school this fall. His father is manager of the Bailey Manufacturing company in Union City.

The accident occurred at 9:30 p. m. (CST) at the Sycamore street crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad. Witnesses said the boys rode their bicycles into the path of the east bound long freight train which was traveling between 20 and 25 miles per hour, according to train officials. The body of the Adkins youth was badly mangled under the train. Thomas, evidently was thrown clear of the locomotive.

Clarence Cox, who saw the accident at a distance, said the boys rode directly into the path of the engine which had given adequate signaling whistles. J. J. Schwarzwalder, of Logansport, was engineer of the 100 car freight No. 8008, an extra train, and A. L. Collins, also of Logansport, was the conductor. He was riding in the engine at the time of the accident.

George Longfellow, East Side night policeman who is substituting for Jim Burns, Walter Brumbaugh, Darke county coroner, and Linn Browne, Darke county sheriff, investigated the accident.

The Adkins family moved to Union City about a year ago from Indianapolis. The body of the youth was removed to the Brooks funeral home for burial preparations. Other particulars were not available late last night.

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

Death claims Amanda Kemp. - Dies suddenly at the home of daughter in Osgood.

Mrs. Amanda E. Kemp, 83, of Winchester, died suddenly at 12:30 p. m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S. J. Kielhorn of Osgood. Mrs. Kemp had come to her daughter's home Monday for a visit.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank Berry of Logansport, Miss Margaret Kemp of San Francisco, Cal., and the daughter at hose home she died; three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Wilson of Winchester, Mrs. Myrtle Semans of Indianapolis and Mrs. Anna Fry of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, George W. Davis of Richmond and Clyde C. Davis of Indianapolis.

The body has been returned to the Clark and Maynard funeral home where it will remain. Funeral arrangements await word from relatives in the west.

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

Death claims 2nd accident victim in Union City. - Lester Thomas dies at hospital; last rites tomorrow.

Death yesterday morning claimed the second victim of the tragic bicycle-train wreck Tuesday night in Union City.

Lester Clay Thomas, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Thomas, died at 7:40 a. m. yesterday at the Union City hospital. Death was attributed to a skull fracture, according to the attending physician.

Separate funeral services for both youths, Thomas and Paul Adkins, who was killed instantly, will be held Friday.

As news of the tragedy spread over the Union City community, conversation was made up of little other than the accident. Sympathies of the community go out to the members of the victims' families.

Not in recent years has such a double tragedy come to this city or community.

Last rites for Paul Leroy Adkins, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Adkins, will be at 9:30 a. m. Friday at the Brooks funeral home.

Rev. L. G. Ludwick, of the United Brethren church, will officiate at both services. The body of young Adkins will be buried in Cicero, Ind.

Adkins was born in Indianapolis and, according to reports, would have been 15 years old in four days.

Survivors in Union City include the parents; two brothers, George and William Eugene, and one sister Patricia Ann, all at home.

Both Thomas and Adkins would have been freshman in the East Side high school this fall.

Funeral services for the Thomas youth will be at 4 p. m. Friday at the United Brethren church. Burial will be at the Union City cemetery.

Survivors besides the parents include the youth's grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Francis Fiddick and Mrs. Anna Thomas; two brothers, John and Richard; one sister, Pauline, all at home; and another sister, Mrs. Miles MacAbee, who lives in Union City.

Young Thomas would have been 15 years old October 26, having been born in 1925.

The fatal accident occurred at 9:30 p. m. Tuesday, when the pair rode their bicycles in the path of an eastbound Pennsylvania freight train at the Sycamore street crossing, which is unprotected by flasher lights or other signal.

Darke county coroner, Walter Brumbaugh, officially reported the deaths as accidental.

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

Bertha Coats passes away. - Former Union City resident dies at home in Muncie.

Bertha B. Coats, 64, former resident of Union City, died at her home in Hyde Park addition on East Jackson street in Muncie yesterday morning at 1:30 o'clock following an extended illness.

Mrs. Coats was a member of the Union City Methodist church. She had lived in Muncie for the past 17 years.

Surviving besides the husband, David, are two sons, Kenneth and Ronald Coats, of Muncie.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the Union City cemetery. The body will remain at the Potter-Stephens funeral home in Muncie until noon Friday.

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

Versailles business man dies, lifelong Darke Co. resident.

William W. Weaver, 73, who for the past twenty years had been active in the draying business at Versailles, died at his late home on East Main street there at noon Tuesday after a year's illness.

Weaver, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, had previously engaged in farming pursuits.

He leaves a widow, Hanna; three sons, George and James, of Versailles, and Donald, of Union City, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Younker, of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Lillian Lachat, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Delph Begin, of Sidney, O., and twelve grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Versailles Christian church with the Rev. Paul Dowty officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Darke Co. stock dealer is dead. - John Q. Landis, 76, prominent in county.

John Q. Landis, 76, one of Darke county's most prominent livestock dealers, died at 10:30 p. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. He was critically ill only four days.

Mr. Landis, who during the peak of his active career had shipped many carloads of cattle from Greenville to marketing centers, had in recent years been an extensive traveler. He owned a large farm in Canada.

He was born in Neave township and was a lifelong resident of Darke county. His home was opposite the county fairgrounds on the Greenville-Dayton road.

Surviving are a widow, Lillie; one son, Birely J. Landis, of Puyallup, Wash.; one brother, Jacob Landis, of Red Cliff, Alberta, Canada, and one sister, Mrs. L. C. Price, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Miller funeral home, West Fifth street, Greenville, at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning with the Rev. O. O. Arnold, of Germantown officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Landis residence after eight o'clock this evening until 8:30 o'clock Friday morning.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born July 17, 1864, the son of John Landis and Elizabeth Stutsman. His father was born in Neave Twp. and his mother in Montgomery Co., OH.)

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