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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1940

Nellie Horner passes away. - several weeks illness proves fatal to woman at Lynn.

Mrs. Nellie Gertrude Horner, 53, died at her home in Lynn at 2 a. m. Saturday, after an illness of several weeks.

Surviving are the husband, Alpha; two daughters, Mrs. Omer Wolfe, of Lynn and Mrs. Harold Platt, of near Lynn; five brothers, Charles Morgan of Greenville, Ohio, Norman of Richmond, Will, Ed, and Glen, all of near Lynn; two grandsons, one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Spartanburg Methodist church at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1940

Death claims Clara Irwin. - Funeral services to be Tuesday morning in Union City.

Miss Clara E. Irwin, 80, died Saturday at 6:50 p. m. at the Lloyd Morgan home, 531 North State Line street, Union City, where she had made her home for the past two years. She had been in failing health for a number of years.

Miss Irwin was born in Licking county, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Phoebe (Trout) Irwin. At the age of six years she moved with her parents to a homesteader's claim in Jay county, located and made her home there until two years ago, at which time she came to Union City.

Survivors include five nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Lloyd Morgan, at whose home the deceased resided; Mrs. Ralph Thomas, Marysville, Kan.; Mrs. Bonnie Goodrich, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Bell Landers, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Fay Madrazo, Littleton, Col., and Ernest Wall, of Denver, Col., Mrs. Ellana Wall and Mrs. Anna Whipple, sisters, are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Floyd Seelig officiating. At the request of the deceased, cremation will follow.

(Her will named as sole beneficiary, Dollie M. Morgan, wife of Lloyd Morgan, who cared for her aunt the last years of her life.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1940

W. J. Richardson dies yesterday. - Well known Madison Twp. farmer succumbs to heart ailment.

Walter J. Richardson, aged 62, died Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at his home in Madison township, six miles southwest of Fort Recovery. He had been in failing health for the past year from heart trouble.

The deceased was a son of Curtis and Mary (Replogle) Richardson, and was born at Rose Hill, Ohio November 29, 1878, being aged at the time of his death, 61 years, 11 months and 5 days.

He was married to Lacy Landis in October, 1897, who survives with one son, Landis Richardson, of Ft. Wayne. Two grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Richardson had been engaged in farming and stock buying and had spent the greater part of his life in the community where his death occurred.

The body was removed to the W. H. May funeral home at Fort Recovery for preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1940

Kemp Leavell, 52, claimed by death; funeral Tuesday.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 3. --- Kemp Leavell, 52, of 1408 South Madison street, died suddenly at 5:45 p. m. Saturday while putting his car in the garage at the rear of 408 East Eighth street. He had been ill of heart disease and was returning from a physician's office when stricken.

Mr. Leavell was born in Albany and formerly resided at Winchester. He was employed as a machinist by the Chrysler corporation at New Castle and was a member of High street Methodist church, the McClellan Bible class and of the Masonic lodge at Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Leavell; one son, Kenneth Leavell of Winchester; a brother, James Leavell of Toledo, and two sisters, Mrs. Claude Barnes of Winchester and Mrs. Leland Howard of Bastrop, La.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks mortuary at 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. Dr. A. Wesley Pugh, pastor of High street Methodist church, is in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1940

Lynn man's sister is buried Sunday.

Liberty, Ind., Nov. 3. --- Mrs. Nancy Greene Norton, 64, died Thursday evening at her home in Abington after two weeks of illness.

Survivors include the husband, Sidney; three sons, Anthony of Richmond, Schuyler, in the U. S. Navy, and Andy of Liberty; five daughters, Mrs. Vernon Horn of near Liberty, Mrs. Ora Davis of Russells Point, Ohio, Mrs. David Fletcher of Richmond, Mrs. Harry Stout of Brownsville, and Mrs. Hazel Pope of Abington; a brother, John Arvin of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. John Murray of Richmond; and 12 grandchildren.

Last rites were conducted by Rev. F. E. McCane from the Christian church at Abington today. Interment was in the Richmond cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 7, 1940

Hostetter Death.

Mrs. E. J. Dettman, of Hillgrove has received word of the death Wednesday morning of A. B. Hostetter, nephew of the late Martin M. Barr. Death occurred at the home of his daughter in Franklin, Ohio. The body will lie in state at the Norst Funeral home on Salem avenue, Dayton, O., from Thursday evening until Friday noon. Funeral services and burial will be in Lancaster, Pa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 8, 1940

Death claims P. S. Crawford. - Funeral services to be Saturday for retired railroader.

In failing health for more than a year, Philip Sheridan Crawford, retired Pennsylvania railroad employe, died Thursday at 6 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. W. Walters, 325 Vine street, Union City, where he made his residence.

Mr. Crawford was born near Greenville in Darke county, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crawford. He attended the Darke county schools and later married. His wife, Belle, died several years ago. He came to the Union City community about 40 years ago, 21 of which he was employed by the railroad.

Survivors include seven children, Alva and George Crawford, Mrs. Roy Best, Mrs. Arthur Skiver, Mrs. H. W. Walters and Mrs. Lores Mace, all of Union City, and Mrs. Carl Cummings, of Dayton; one brother, Grant Crawford, of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Blaine, of Union City, and Mrs. George Riegel and Mrs. Ella Woods, of Union City R. F. D. 3; several grandchildren and a few great grandchildren. One son, Omer, died five years ago.

The remains will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. today, after which time friends may call

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. in the Fraze Funeral home. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 9, 1940

Several weeks illness fatal. - Dennis Hinkle, 65, dies at home on West Oak Street.

Dennis Hinkle, 65, died at his home on West Oak street at 5 p. m. Friday, after several weeks' illness.

The only immediate survivors besides the wife, Arizona, are one brother, Joe Hinkle, of Dayton, O. and one sister, Mrs. Alice Reynolds, of Trotwood, O.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence or at the Brooks Funeral home. The remains will be returned to the residence from the funeral home late today, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 12, 1940

'Emergency Worker' killed in Winchester. - Lester B. Thompson, 37, electrocuted Monday at 2:30.

Lester B. Thompson, 37, employe of the Citizens Heat, Light and Power company of Winchester, was electrocuted yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock while assisting in repairing lines blown down during the heavy winds which swept over the city. Taken to the Randolph County hospital he was pronounced dead at 3:05 o'clock.

In company with Richard Arthur and Harry Hutson, Thompson was working on a line in the alley in rear of the Chester Hobbick tin shop on High street, between South and Franklin streets. A live wire struck him on the forehead according to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner sending 2,300 volts through his body.

The resuscitator owned by the city of Winchester, kept at the fire department, was rushed to the hospital but after being applied for more than half an hour, efforts to revive the electrical worker were abandoned.

Only mark on Thompson's body was a slight burn on the forehead, Dr. Painter said. The coroner will continue his investigation today.

Thompson had been stationed at the light plant recently and in Monday's emergency was called out to help repair lines when the heavy winds disrupted service in many parts of the city. He was taken to the hospital in the Clark and Maynard ambulance.

Surviving are the widow, Georgia; four children, William Eldon, Barbara Jane, and John Martin, all at home, 215 Union street; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Hill of Union City.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home from where funeral services will be completed today.

(Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at the Summers funeral home. Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Winchester Presbyterian church, officiated. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 12, 1940

Long illness proves fatal. - Margaret Viola Hart, 63, dies at home in Arba.

Margaret Viola Hart, 63, died at her home in Arba, after a long illness, at 9:30 o'clock last night.

Survivors are the husband, William A. Hart; one son, Harry, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Moneybrake, of near Portland; two sisters, Mrs. Lura Elliott, of Union City, and Mrs. Louise Ware, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Herschel Stephens, of Lake Obessa, Mich., and Walter Stephens, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held on Thursday at the residence with Rev. Delmar Mock in charge. Burial was made in Whitewater cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 13, 1940

Death Reported.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Monday in Indianapolis of Miss Alice Deek, 82. Death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. D. Messner, 2857 North New Jersey street. Mrs. Messner and her husband were associated in business in Union City a number of years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, November 14, 1940

Cousin of Union City woman succumbs.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Dr. Charles Woods at Macon, Ga. Death messages did not disclose any funeral arrangements.

The deceased, a son of the late Hezakiah Woods, of Greenville, was born and reared on a farm in Brown township, Darke county. Several relatives still reside in this locality including a cousin, Mrs. Dora (Woods) Milligan, of near Union City.

Dr. Woods had actively practiced at Macon for several years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 15, 1940

Oscar Baker passes away in Winchester. - Former superintendent of schools, age 86, dies Thursday.

Oscar R. Baker, 86, superintendent of Winchester city schools for 36 years, died at his home, 322 East Franklin street in Winchester Thursday at 5:30 p. m. He had been in failing health for the past several years.

Surviving are the wife, Mary A.; two sons, Frank at home and Paul of Charlotte, N. C.; three daughters, Viletta Baker, a teacher in the Latin department at Ball State college, Mrs. Howard H. Brooks of Muncie and Mrs. R. S. Montgomery of Charlotte, and three grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home, where it will remain until time for the services which will be held at the Winchester Presbyterian church Sunday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Mr. Baker became principal of Winchester high school in 1892 and served until 1895 when he assumed the superintendency, retiring from this position July 31, 1931.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 15, 1940

Youth killed at Ansonia, O. - Auto hit by speeding Big 4 passenger train.

Edward H. Rosenbeck, 22, of near Coldwater, Mercer county, was instantly killed at 2:20 a. m. Thursday when his car was struck by a passenger train at a Big Four railroad crossing on Main street in Ansonia.

The train, eastbound No. 38, was evidently traveling at a high rate of speed as Rosenbeck's car was carried over a half-mile down the tracks. Battered parts of the auto were scattered along the railroad's right of way for several hundred feet.

The Coldwater youth's body was found in tangled wreckage of the car still locked tight against the engine when the train stopped.

It is reported that his skull was fractured, chest crushed, and neck broken. One leg also was fractured.

The body was removed to the Desch funeral home at Coldwater for burial preparations.

The accident victim lived with his mother, Mrs. Henry Rosenbeck, on a farm near Coldwater. He was unmarried.

Besides the mother, several brothers and sisters survive.

At the time of the fatal crash, the youth's car was northbound. It is presumed that he was returning home from a Greenville visit.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 15, 1940

Darke Co. man shoots girl, then suicides. - Shooting at Dayton; wounded girl is formerly of Arcanum.

Chalmer Newbauer, 28, of Bradford R. F. D. 1, Darke county, is dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds and a former Arcanum girl, Gail Wills, 26, now a Dayton beauty parlor operator, is in a critical condition in a Dayton hospital as a result of what is termed a suicide-murder attempt.

The shootings, which are said to have climaxed a lovers' quarrel, took place in Miss Wills' apartment at 838 Neal avenue in Dayton Wednesday night. Newbauer killed himself with a bullet in his right temple, Dayton police state, after shooting the girl in the right breast.

Miss Wills had been working in Dayton as a beauty operator for the last three years. She was graduated from Arcanum high school.

The couple are said to have started "going together" shortly after they were graduated from high school. Newbauer was a member of the 1931 class at Gettysburg high school.

Miss Wells is a daughter of the late Harry Wills, Arcanum hardware dealer, who was killed during the past year in a train-auto collision at a railroad crossing in Greenville. Her mother is dead.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 15, 1940

Basil Locke passes away. - Drayman dies at home of mother, Mrs. Nola Locke, at Lynn.

Basil E. Locke, 42, drayman, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Nola Locke, at Lynn at 8:15 p. m. Thursday after an illness of several weeks.

Surviving are the wife, Mildred; the mother, at whose home he died; one son, David; three sisters, Mrs. Onda Defibaugh and Mrs. Mildred Reece of Richmond and Mrs. Hazel Radford of Lynn, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be announced later. The body will be returned from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn to the home of his mother, where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 15, 1940

Death Reported.

Word has been received here of the death of Frank Evans, a former Union City resident, Saturday at his home in Ocean Park, Calif. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Evans lived here several years ago and was employed in the J. M. Clasgens dry good store. He was the brother of Ed Evans, of Dayton, who died recently.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 16, 1940

Stroke fatal to aged woman. - Mrs. Sarah E. McCurdy, 80, to be buried Sunday at Deerfield.

Portland, Ind., Nov. 15. --- Sarah E. McCurdy, 80, life long resident of Jay county and vicinity died at 12:15 p. m. Friday at the Jay County hospital where she was taken fourteen weeks ago following a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. McCurdy was born September 15, 1860, near Ridgeville, daughter of David and Margaret (Doty) Mosler. Benjamin F. Henisa to whom she was married in 1880, died March 28, 1920. In 1922 she was married to Arden McCurdy, who died April 18, 1940.

Surviving are two sons, William H. Henisa, of Winchester and Homer Henisa of Jefferson township; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Funk of Winchester; nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two step-sons, Ray McCurdy of Redkey and Ed McCurdy of Cleveland; three step-daughters, Hattie Sipe of Deerfield, Dollie Elliott of Ridgeville and Maggie Sampson of Cleveland.

Funeral servives will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday from the Baird chapel. Burial will be made in the Deerfield cemetery. The body was removed to the Baird funeral home where friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

Death claims Mary Brady. - Well known Union City woman dies in Dayton.

Miss Mary Elizabeth Brady, 46, died Saturday at 7:50 a. m. in the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, O., where she was admitted two weeks earlier, undergoing surgery last Monday. She made her home in Union City at the C. C. Fisher residence, 526 North Howard street. Death followed a period of failing health which had extended over the past year.

Miss Brady, who was well known throughout the Union City community was born December 3, 1893, in Union City, the daughter of Patrick and Bridget (Carr) Brady. She attended the parochial school and the West Side high school, being graduated from the latter in 1910. After completing her schooling, she entered the employment of the Backstay company where she worked as head bookkeeper and assistant secretary for 28 years.

She was a member of the St. Mary's church, Rosary society, Study club of the St. Mary's church, American legion auxiliary and was a past national officer of the Delta Theta Tau sorority.

Surviving are three sisters and one brother, Miss Helen Brady of Canandalgua, N. Y.; Mrs. Richard Roehm, of Terre Haute; Mrs. Donald Frank, of Dayton, O., and James Brady, of Tucson, Ariz. Another sister, Winifred, has been deceased slightly longer than a year.

The body was returned from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the Miss Frances Byrne residence 527 North Union street, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a. m. in the St. Mary's church with Rev. T. J. Hammes officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

Injuries fatal to R. Biddle. - Services for former night watchman to be held Tuesday.

Rousseau Biddle, 79, former night watchman at the Union City Body company, died at 10 a. m. Sunday in the Wayne hospital at Greenville, O. Death was attributed to injuries sustained in January, 1940, when he was struck by an automobile while walking along the Union City-Greenville road. The accident necessitated the immediate amputation of his left arm.

Mr. Biddle was born on October 10, 1870, in Darke county, Ohio, near Palestine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Biddle. He attended the Palestine schools, but had spent nearly all the rest of his life in Union City. For eighteen years he was employed as night watchman at the Union City Body company.

Survivors include two sons and three daughters, Deo Biddle and George Biddle, of Orient, O.; Mrs. Mary Alice Brown, of Versailles, O.; Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, of Winchester, and Mrs. Rachel Lairson, of Union City, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Ralph Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

C. F. Kissinger heart victim. - Services to be conducted at residence this afternoon.

Following a heart ailment of five months, Cuba F. Kissinger, 43, native of Greenville, O., died at 13:10 a. m. Saturday in the Union City hospital. He resided at 513 Railroad street, Union City, East Side.

He was born in Greenville, O. on January 31, 1897, the son of Jacob and Jennie (Huffnagle) Kissinger. He attended the Greenville schools, later coming to the Union City community.

Survivors include the widow, Hazel; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Davis, Mrs. ruby Hicks, Mrs. Floy Lockhart and Mrs. Frances Louk, all of Union City, and Mrs. Martha Stoner, of Braffetsville, O.; one son, Raymond Kissinger, of Union City; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Brumbaugh and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 513 Railroad street, at 2 p. m. today with Rev. B. R. Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

Eleven weeks illness fatal. - Mrs. Emma Hodson, 63, died at her home in Modoc.

Mrs. Emma Hodson, 63, wife of Samuel Levi Hodson, died at her home in Modoc, at 3:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The deceased had been ill about eleven weeks.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lepha Rubush, and Mrs. Thelma Driskill, both of Modoc; two sons, Chester, of Modoc and Virgil of Hagerstown; two brothers, Joseph Thornburg, of Muncie, and Alva Thornburg, of Tucson, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 o'clock from the Modoc Methodist church. Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Modoc.

The body was taken to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Monday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

Orvah Hindsley, retired Union City Postmaster, teacher succumbs.

Orvah L. Hindsley, 65, who retired October 1 after a term as postmaster of Union City, died at his home, 344 Union street, Sunday morning. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

He was born February 15, 1875, the son of Rufus and Malinda (Noffsinger) Hindsley in Jackson township, Randolph county, and spent his life there except for the past 18 years when he resided in Union City, coming from his farm west of the Lisbon church.

On June 9, 1900, Mr. Hindsley was united in marriage with Miss Goldie Warner, who survives him. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Ammerman, of Richmond; two sons, Dale L. Hindsley, of northwest of Union City, and Mark H. Hindsley, of Urbana, Ill., assistant director of the Illinois university band and former director of the Indian university band; six grandchildren; one brother, A. C. Hindsley, of Indianapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Simmons, of Union City; Mrs. Andy Sharp, of Modoc, Mrs. Sam Brooks and Mrs. Henry DeBolt, of northwest of Union City.

After completing his training in the Jackson township schools, Hindsley took the teachers' training course in the Danville, Ind. Normal school, continuing his higher education in later years at Ball State college, Purdue university and Indiana university. He had completed 38 consecutive years of successful teaching, including 21 years in Jackson township (ten of which were spent in the Jackson centralized school), for years in Ward township and the last 13 years in the Wayne centralized school, southwest of Union City.

He taught history, mathematics, science, English, industrial arts and Bible. He was well known as a song leader in school, teachers' institutes, community gatherings, and was for many years a member of the Christian church choir at Lisbon and Union City. He served many years as Sunday school teacher and superintendent at both churches, of which he was a member.

In June 1936, Mr. Hindsley was appointed postmaster for Union City by President Roosevelt, and during his term the Union City office received one of its highest ratings.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Union City Christian church Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City at 4 p. m. today to the Hindsley residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 18, 1940

Died --- Mr. and Mrs. Harry Womboldt attended the funeral on Monday of the former's uncle, W. A. Norris, who passed away at the home of his son in Potsdam, O., on Friday evening. Mr. Norris was past 85 years of age and had resided in or near Potsdam all his life, and was a retired farmer. He had been in declining health for some time, but bedfast only the past 10 days.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 19, 1940

Death claims Emma Rickert. - Randolph County woman dies Monday; rites to be Wednesday.

Emma Rickert died at her home four miles northwest of Saratoga, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of complications following a stroke in February.

The deceased was born in Randolph county January 28, 1871, the daughter of John and Louisa (Bragg) Smiley, being 69 years. 9 months and 21 days of age at the time of her death. On September 4, 1890, she was united in marriage to Noah Rickert, who died January 30 of this year.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lola, wife of Albert E. Zimmerman, and Edith, wife of Reuben Hime, both of northeast of Saratoga; three sons, Chalmer Rickert, of northeast of Saratoga, Ermal A. Rickert, of Dayton, Ohio, and Harold A. Rickert of Saratoga; two brothers, Henry C. Smiley and Noah F. Smiley, both of northwest of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Pearl, wife of William Hockensmith, of the Jay-Randolph county line; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga United Brethren church in charge of Rev. D. R. Luske, pastor. Interment in the Weimer cemetery, north of Saratoga. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will be returned to the late residence this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 19, 1940

Ehrhart services to be Wednesday.

Funeral services for Elwood Ehrhart, 53, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Salamonia Methodist church in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney, assisted by Rev. S. A. Armstrong. Interment in the Salamonia cemetery. The body arrived in Portland Monday evening and was taken to the Williamson and Sons funeral home and will be removed to the farm home, one and one-half miles west of Salamonia, this noon. Mr. Ehrhart died at his home in Buckhannon, W. Va., Saturday morning at 10:40 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 20, 1940

Mrs. Gause dies at Indianapolis.

Word has been received by Mrs. Nellie Haley of the death of Mrs. Kate Gause of 811 Church street, Indianapolis. Burial will be at St. Marys cemetery in Union City Friday about noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 22, 1940

Death claims Dennis Ashley. - Jay County farmer dies at Jay County hospital Wednesday.

Portland, Indiana, Nov. 21. --- W. Dennis Ashley, residing three miles southeast of Portland, died at the Jay County hospital Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock following a 10 days illness of heart trouble and pneumonia.

The deceased was born November 24, 1864 in Pike township the son of Warren and Christina (Bickle) Ashley and was a lifelong resident of Jay county. He was united in marriage August 25, 1888 to Theodosia Miller, who survives.

Other survivors include 10 children, Ora Ashley, at home, Mrs. Otto Haines of Liber, Truman Ashley of Greene township, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Jackson township, William (Bid) Ashley of Bearcreek township, Mrs. C. O. Sanders of Muncie, Mrs. Max Hall of Killbuck, Ohio, Cleo Ashley of Indianapolis, Mrs. Arlo Marsh of Union City and Garland Ashley of Muncie; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Lower Salamonia church in charge of Rev. H. R. Ferner. Interment in the church cemetery. The body was removed from the Baird funeral home to the residence Thursday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 22, 1940

Amelia Allman dies Thursday. - Lifelong resident of Ridgeville vicinity passes away.

Miss Amelia Allman, 64, lifelong resident of the Ridgeville community, died at her home Thursday noon after an illness of two days.

Surviving are two brothers, Webster of Ridgeville and John of Garrett, Kansas, and three sisters, Mrs. Dora Lent and Mrs. Clara Smith of Ridgeville and Mrs. Mary Boots of Garrett, Kansas.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville where friends are invited to call. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the funeral home in charge of Rev. Ruby Oren of Ridgeville. Interment in the Emmettsville cemetery, west of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 22, 1940

Mrs. Ervin Byrum dies at Peru home; services Saturday.

Word has been received here of the death Wednesday at her home in Peru of Mrs. Ervin Byrum, following an illness of five weeks.

Mrs. Byrum, who before her marriage was Miss Mae Awker, was reared in the New Pittsburg community, north of Union City. Surviving are the husband, Ervin, and three children, Arvin Arlo, Ina Pearl and Earl Everett, all at home; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Nellie Parks, of near Union City; Merle and Clyde Awker, of Logansport; Mrs. Doratha Davis, of Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Myrtle Pasquala, of Logansport, and Russell Awker, of Peru.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Praise Chapel Church of God, near New Pittsburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 22, 1940

Former Union City man dies in Dayton, O.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Swartzell Funeral home in Germantown, O., for Robert Russell, 75, of Dayton, O., and former Union City resident, who died Monday evening at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton. Burial was in the Germantown cemetery.

For several years Mr. Russell was in the tobacco business in Union City with James Snyder. Before moving to Dayton about 20 years ago he had made his home in Germantown, O.

Survivors include one son, M. P. Russell, of Dayton, and formerly of Union City; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Dunham, of St. Louis; one brother, and two sisters, Bob and Ted Burris, North State Line street, Union City, are grandsons of the deceased. Mrs. Wayne Chittum, a granddaughter, lives in Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 22, 1940

Edith Hoskinson is claimed by death.

Mrs. Edith Hoskinson, 50, of Winchester, died Thursday at 2 a. m. near Saratoga, death following an extended illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gail Passmore, of Union City; one brother, Lawrence Hiatt of Muncie, and one grandchild.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 23, 1940

Death claims John Current. - Former Jay County Treasurer dies at home near Ridgeville.

John W. Current, 86, retired farmer, died at his home near Ridgeville Friday evening.

Mr. Current was widely known in eastern Indiana, being a former trustee of Wayne township in Jay county and Jay county treasurer for four years.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Jay R. Current of Topeka, Ind.; one daughter, Miss Louise Current, teacher in the Portland high school; two brothers, Albert F. Current and Henry Current of Redkey; one sister, Mrs. James Wright of Redkey; three granddaughters, Margaret and Catherine Current and Mrs. Maurice Cull and a great granddaughter, Janet Cull.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at the residence with burial in Riverside cemetery at Ridgeville. The body will be removed to the residence from the Middleton funeral home this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 23, 1940

Mrs. Callie Mills dies at Beamsville.

Mrs. Callie Eva Mills, 75, wife of G. H. Mills, retired Beamsville groceryman, died at her home in the Darke county village at 11:15 a. m. Friday after a three year's illness.

Mrs. Mills, a daughter of the late Nathan S. and Nancy J. (Royer) Warvel, was born and reared in Richland township and had spent her entire life in the Beamsville vicinity.

She was the last surviving charter member of the Ladies Aid society of the Beamsville Christian church.

Besides the husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Plessinger, of Beamsville, and a son, Otho, of Columbus. There are also three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Beamsville Christian church with Rev. W. E. Souders officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 23, 1940

Pneumonia fatal to Rossburg girl.

An Allen township, Darke county couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Howe, Rossburg rural route, are mourning the tragic death of a four year old daughter, Thelma Gale, which occurred Wednesday evening at Gibbons hospital in Celina.

Death was attributed to pneumonia. The child was stricken ill last Sunday.

Besides the parents, two brothers, Harold and Herbert, and one sister, Betty, survive.

Funeral services will be held at Shook's chapel at 2 p. m. today with Rev. Noble Schlecty, Rossburg, officiating. Burial will be in the Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 25, 1940

Virginia Umbarger, Redkey senior, dies in gas filled room. - Effort is made to save life of young girl.

Redkey, Indiana, November 24. --- Miss Virginia Umbarger, 18, senior in the Redkey high school, died of gas fumes while in the bath room of her home on South Meridian street, in Redkey, Saturday evening about 8:30 o'clock.

Miss Umbarger had retired to the bath room to bathe about 8 o'clock. Her sister, Joanna, and several friends were in another room of the house and when Virginia failed to make an appearance, they called to her. They received no response and Eugene Bowers, a cousin, from Selma, and Warren Tharpe, of Green township succeeded in breaking down the locked door. They found the girl dead in the gas filled room, the fumes escaping from a gas heater.

Dr. Lansford, of Redkey, was called and a respirator from Portland was used to no avail.

Miss Umbarger was born in Delaware county September 10, 1922, the daughter of Suddrith and Martha (Bowers) Umbarger.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Joanna and Treva, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bowers, of Selma, and Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Umbarger of Wytheville, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Umbarger and daughter, Treva, were visiting in Virginia with the former's parents when the accident occurred.

The body was removed to the Jones funeral home in Redkey and later to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland and will be returned to the home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Union church south of Parker in charge of Rev. Morris, of Redkey. Interment in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, November 25, 1940

Farmer kicked by horse, dead. - J. P. Rayburn, Ridgeville R. R. 1 succumbs 3 days after injury.

James P. Rayburn, of R. F. D. 1, Ridgeville, died Friday at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, of injuries suffered three days ago when he was kicked by a horse. He was a former Delaware County resident, having lived near Wheeling.

Survivirs are the widow, Mrs. Cassie Rayburn; three sons, Bion Rayburn of Daleville; Hugh R. Rayburn, of Chicago and Sidney Rayburn, at home; three daughters, Mrs. John Holmburg, of Dunkirk, Mrs. Manor Everhart, of Indianapolis, and Miss Parnie Rayburn, at home; three brothers, Clifford and William, both of Muncie, and Gora, of Hartford City; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Chipman, of Waterloo; Mrs. Joseph Rench, of Delaware County, and Miss Mary Rayburn, of Shideler, and six grandchildren.

Services took place at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence with burial in Hill Crest cemetery at Redkey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 26, 1940

M. O. Mangas, county native, dies suddenly. - Prominent farmer succumbs at residence; rites Wednesday.

Native of Jackson township, Randolph county, and a prominent farmer in the Mt. Holly community for the past half-century, Marshall O. Mangas, 71, died suddenly at 8 a. m. Monday at his residence, seven miles northwest of Union City.

Mr. Mangas was born the son of Absolom and Malinda (Hindsley) Mangas in the same community where he died. He had resided the past 41 years in the same house. He was united in marriage on March 1, 1892, with Miss Mette Isenbarger in Greenville, O. Mrs. Mangas has been deceased for the past six years.

He attended the Mangas school, and for the past 55 years had been a member of the New Lisbon church.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Ethel Hotmire, Arthur Mangas, Hubert Mangas, Glenn Mangas and Alva Mangas, all residents of the community northwest of Union City; Verl and Raymond Mangas, both of Union City; one brother, Charles Mangas, of north of Union City; a half-brother, Edward Mangas, of Pennville; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the New Lisbon church, with Rev. Earl Lantz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 26, 1940

Union City relatives mourn the death of Mrs. J. I. Patterson.

Mrs. Rosella Patterson, 73, wife of James Irvin Patterson, died at 9:05 a. m. Sunday at her late home, 328 West Third street, Greenville, after an illness of four year's duration.

Mrs. Patterson, an active member of the Christian Missionary Alliance church, Greenville, was a Darke county native.

Besides her husband she leaves eight children, four sons and four daughters; 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The children are: Walter, of Union City; Harry, of Dayton; Charles, of near Arcanum; Marion Patterson, Mrs. Gladys Boyers and Mrs. Floyd Good, all of Greenville; Mrs. James Royer, of New Madison, and Mrs. Paul Hart, of near Greenville.

There are also two brothers and two sisters. They are: William Blackford, of Bluffton and Frank Blackford of Union City; Mrs. John Blakeley and Mrs. Ruth Kaucher, both of Covington.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian Missionary Alliance church in Greenville at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Roy Smelker officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, November 27, 1940

Report Pogue death.

Word has been received by relatives here of the death Tuesday of Russell Pogue at his residence near Cincinnati, O. Mr. Pogue resided in Union City about 15 years ago. Mrs. Win Friesner, residing at Five Points, north of Winchester, is a niece of the deceased. Funeral services will be held Thursday. No other information was available last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1940

Jason Collins dead; Beamsville burial.

Jason H. Collins, 81, formerly of Richland township, Darke county, died at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at Middletown hospital, Middletown, O. He had been critically ill for the last five weeks.

He leaves five daughters; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and two brothers, Elmer Collins, of Piqua, and Clark Collins, of Nashville, Tenn.

The daughters are: Mrs. Bessie Hartle, of Greenville R. F. D. 5; Mrs. Earl Hartzell, of Van Wert; Mrs. Tom Eisenhut, of Cicero; Mrs. Zeno Brandon, of Middletown, and Mrs. Hazel Merritt, of San Diego, Calif.

The remains will be removed to the home of Mrs. Bessie Hartle, one mile south of Beamsville early this morning. Friends may call there until the hour of services.

The services will be held at the Hartle residence at 2:30 p. m. Sunday with Rev. E. R. Turner, pastor of the Middletown U. B. church, officiating. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born in Richland Twp. Sept. 12, 1859, the son of Samuel Snell Collins (b. Warren Co., OH) and Elizabeth Ullery (b. Miami Co., OH). His deceased wife was name as Flora Collins.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1940

Union City woman dies suddenly. - Services to be Sunday for Mrs. Maggie Helman.

Mrs. Maggie E. Helman, 84, died suddenly at 1:30 p. m. Friday following an illness of only a few hours at her residence, 732 West Elm street, Union City, where she resided alone. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

The deceased was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Coblentz in Preble county, Ohio, not far from New Madison. James Q. Helman, her husband, has been deceased for 23 years.

Mrs. Helman had lived for the past 18 years in Union City and most of her life in this vicinity. She had been a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren for more than fifty years.

Survivors include three sons, Russell Helman, of Bradford, O.; W. Emmett Helman, of Greenville, O., and Galus L Helman, of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Rolla Hindsley, of Union City, and one brother, L. A. Coblentz, of Long Beach, Cal. Three sons are deceased. She also leaves 28 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p. m. (CST) in the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery, near Bradford.

The body will remain at the Brooks Funeral home until the hour of the services. Friends may call any time after noon today.

(Obituary published December 4th - Magdalene Evangeline, Daughter of L. H. and Julia Ann Coblentz, was born near New Madison, Ohio, March 2nd., 1856. She was united in marriage to James Quinter Helman, August 7, 1879. To this union were born seven children, six sons and one daughert, three sons having preceded her in death, Forest, the eldest, departed this life at the age of six years, Rlland at the age of 35 years, Frank at the age of 54 years.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1940

Slyder services to be held today.

Mrs. Rosetta May Slyder, 71, wife of John P. Slyder, well known Ansonia resident, died Thursday at her late home in the Darke county town after a prolonged illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves seven children, two sons and five daughters; eleven grandchildren and a brother, Charles D. Hartzell, of near Greenville.

The children are: Miss Mary Slyder, Mrs. E. G. Sanders, Mrs. W. R. Funk and Mrs. D. A. Kranz, all of Dayton; Harold, of Ansonia; Mrs. John Croskey, of Cadiz, and Percy Slyder, of Toledo.

Funeral services will be held at the Slyder residence at 11 a. m. today with Rev. Hugh A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 2, 1940

Samuel Ray passes away. - Jay County's oldest Civil War veteran dies Sunday.

Portland, Indiana, Dec. 1. --- Samuel Ray, Jay county's oldest Civil war veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nora Cranor, five miles west of Portland, at 7:10 o'clock tonight, death being due to infirmities of age following an illness of five weeks. He had been seriously ill 10 days.

Mr. Ray's death leave but one Jay county Civil war veteran living - Jason Downing, who makes his home with his daughter in Union City but claims Jay county as his home.

The deceased was born October 27, 1844 in Darke county, Ohio, the son of Christian and Elizabeth (Deerduff) Ray, being 96 years, one month and four days of age at the time of his death. He was married in 1865 to Sarah Dasher, who died in 1908. He came to Jay county 57 years ago and had lived with his daughter the past 17 years. He served in the 110th Ohio Volunteer infantry in the Civil war.

Mr. Ray, the last of a family of 14 children, is survived by five children, Hosea Ray of Saratoga, Mrs. Nora Cramer at whose home he died, Charles Ray of Witchita, Kans., and Albert and Orlon Ray, both of Ft. Wayne; 21 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. One son, two daughters and five great grandchildren preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home for burial preparations and will remain there until Tuesday morning at which time it will be removed to the home of the daughter. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Center United Brethren church in charge of the pastor, Rev. H. S. Berry, assisted by Rev. J. H. Nall, pastor of the Portland United Brethren church. Interment in Green Park cemetery, Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 2, 1940

Jay County man is killed by a hit-run driver.

Portland, Indiana, Dec. 1. --- Victim of a hit and run driver as he was walking to his home, two and a quarter miles east of Bryant, George Knoelke, 56, member of well known Bearcreek township family, was found dead in the center of the Bryant Main street road, a half mile east of the town, at 11:45 p. m. Saturday.

Sheriff-elect Clyde Kegereis and State Patrolman Earl Warnock, called to the scene from Portland after midnight Sunday morning, spent Sunday in what has thus far proved to be a vain quest for a trace of the death car driver. They have enlisted the assistance of Mercer county and Ohio state police in the search.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1940

Lewis Riegle, Darke County native dies.

Lewis D. Riegel, 74 years old, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, died at 11 p. m. Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, after a four months illness. He resided at 306 West Park Avenue, Greenville.

He leaves a widow, Sarah; three sons, George H. Riegle, of Royal Oak, Michigan; Oscar L. Riegle, of Greenville, and Lester Riegel, of Greenville R. F. D. 5; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Klefeker, of Greenville R. F. D. 4, and Mrs. Hobart Gray of Dayton; nine grandchildren; one brother, Peter Riegle, of Ansonia, and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Corwin and Mrs. Catherine Heeter, both of Ansonia.

Funeral services are to be held at the Greenville Christian church at 2 p. m. today with the ministers, the Rev. O. O. Arnold and Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1940

Sister of local woman succumbs.

Word was received in Union City of the death Monday of Mrs. T. J. Krinn at her home in Circleville, O. The deceased, who on frequent occasions had visited in Union City, was a sister of Mrs. Art Snider, West Pearl street. Mrs. Krinn had been ill for more than a year. Mrs. Snider was called to Circleville a week ago. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1940

Death Reported.

Mrs. William Grimes, of Union City, and Mrs. Win Friesner, of Winchester rural route 4, have been called to Champaign, Ill., by the death of Peter Kismet, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kismet, former residents of Union City. Mrs. Kismet was the former Nadine Woodbury. Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Friesner are cousins of Mrs. Kismet. Death occurred Sunday following a tonsillectomy sometime earlier. Funeral services will be conducted today at Champaign.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 4, 1940

Union City woman found dead in Automobile. - Darke County Coroner returns cause as carbon monoxide gas; companion's weird story is substantiated.

Carbon monoxide gas and extreme cold were reported Tuesday evening by investigating authorities to have combined in causing the death of Miss Mamie Wilson, 127 East Elm street, Union City.

The discovery in Union City early Tuesday morning of the 32 year old woman' frozen body in the automobile of William Retter, 51, farmer, Winchester R. F. D. 3, brought an investigation by Darke county, Ohio, and Randolph county, Indiana authorities.

When it was established that death probably occurred in Ohio, Kora E. Davis, acting Randolph county sheriff, and Dr. Lowell Painter, Randolph county coroner, left further investigation to Linn Browne, Darke county sheriff; Lewis N. Brumbaugh and Dr. M. M. Kane, Darke county coroner and coroner elect. Charles Tritt, Union City West Side chief of police, assisted in the investigation.

Apparently groggy and still suffering from the effects of the carbon monoxide gas, which it later was established came from his 1934 Ford coach motor through the heater in considerable quantities, Retter walked into town on the Spring Hill road, met John Whitesell, bread truck driver for the Brierly bakery in Union City, near the Pinney grocery about 6:45 p. m. Retter explained to Whitesell that his car was stalled about a mile out the road and that he needed a mechanic. Whitesell summoned his brother, Harry Whitesell, from the Cities Service station, corner Chestnut and South Columbia streets.

Harry Whitesell in his service car, picked Retter up and went out the Spring Hill road to the automobile, parked near a woods on the Dawson farm, less than one mile from Union City. While attempting to get the car started, Whitesell notice the girl huddled in the front seat and remarked to Retter that she looked pretty cold. Retter was said to have replied that she probably was. When the machine refused to start, it was pushed into the service station. When Miss Wilson failed to get out of the machine at the station, Whitesell lifted her from the car. It was then discovered that she was dead and rigid from the cold. A Union City physician was summoned as well as other authorities.

The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City where an autopsy was performed.

In his statement to investigating officers, Retter, who seemed to revive and assume better control of his faculties as the day wore on, said that he had a "date" Saturday night with Miss Wilson in Union City and that she spent Sunday in his home, six miles south of Winchester Sunday night, he stated, they returned to Union City, spending some time in East Side beer parlors. They left in his car between 9 and 10 p. m. Sunday, Retter said, going out the Ansonia road. When they were out of town a short distance his companion suggested that he return to Union City. Retter asserted that the last he remembers was turning to the right. (This could have led the car around to where it later was found parked).

Most astonishing to the authorities was Retter's insistence that all this happened Sunday night and that "today is Monday." When he was told that it was Tuesday, he could not account for Monday.

Retter said, although he didn't remember it, that they must have stopped on the Spring Hill road Sunday night and gone to sleep. When he was roused it was before dawn. He said that he tried to start the machine to no avail and decided to walk to town. He told officers that he hazily remembered telling Miss Wilson of his plans, and that she asked him to hurry back. However, later disclosures led officers to believe that she was dead at that time.

Lewis N. Brumbaugh, assisted by Dr. M. M. Kane, coroner-elect, reported following the completion of the autopsy that death could be attributed "to carbon monoxide gas poisoning and was apparently accidental." The condition of her health and the extreme cold probably contributed to some extent, it was said. Only his heavier clothing and more rugged physical condition, it was believed, saved Retter's life after having been "knocked out", by the gas from sometime late Sunday night until early Tuesday morning.

Further bearing out the weird story told by Retter was the fact that it snowed considerably about 2 p. m. Monday. There was no snow under the Retter car after it was moved, proving that it had been there before and during the snowfall. also substantiating his story were statements by Mr. and Mrs. Dawson, near whose farm the car was parked. They verified the fact, according to Sheriff Browne, that they had noticed a car Monday morning parked near where the patch in the snow indicated Retter's machine had been, and that they saw it still there late Monday. They didn't investigate.

Retter, Tuesday night, was released from custody and returned to his home.

Mamie Wilson was born at Glen Karn, O., but had spent most of her life in Union City, where she was graduated from the East Side high school. She was the daughter of Walter and Flossie (Embody) Wilson, born August 28, 1908

Surviving besides the father, Walter Wilson, are two sisters, Mrs. Gernell Gress, of Union City, and Mrs. Herbert McVey, of Winchester; and one brother, Verdan Wilson, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze Funeral home to the residence at noon today, after which time friends may call. The remains will lie in state at the funeral home one-half hour before the services Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 4, 1940

Maloy infant dies; services Thursday.

Phyllis Ann Maloy, 13 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Maloy, 739 East Ward street, Union City, died at the residence on Tuesday at 4:10 p. m.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Lois Mae and Annabelle, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Maloy, of Union City, and the maternal grandfather, William Bannon, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. at the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Maloy, 740 Ward street. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snell cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City this afternoon to the residence of the grandparents.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 5, 1940

Father Union City woman dies at Anna, Ohio.

Father of Mrs. Herman Veit, 640 West Hickory street, Union City, Frederick Ludwick (?), 89, well known resident of the Anna, O. community, died Monday night at his home following a three weeks illness.

Surviving besides the widow, Mrs. Joseph (Kratt) Ludwig, are the following children: Miss Mayme Ludwig, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Herman Veit, of Union City; Mrs. Fred Elsass, of Anna; Mrs. Ralph Shaw, of St. Paris; three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the St. Jacob's Lutheran church in charge of Rev. J. F. Mittermaier. Burial will be in Pearl cemetery at Anna.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 5, 1940

Ex-resident dies.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Monday afternoon of Anna Fey, which occurred in Chicago at the home of her brother, Henry Fey. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the home of another brother, Charles Fey, in Laramie, Wy. She had been ill about one year. The deceased was well known in Union City, having been a resident here for many years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 6, 1940

Patrolman's rites at Spartanburg.

Charges of second degree manslaughter have been filed against Orvy May, 23 year old Scioto county, Ohio school teacher, in the death of John G. Hough, 25, of Versailles, which occurred Tuesday at a Portsmouth, Ohio hospital.

Hough, a member of the state highway patrol, was run down by a car driven by May while directing traffic near the scene of another accident in the Portsmouth vicinity on September 19. His death resulted from a brain injury.

Hough's remains have been removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Hough, at Versailles. Funeral services are to be conducted today.

Services will be held at 1 p. m. (EST) at the Versailles M. E. church after which the cortege will leave for Spartanburg, where at 2:30 p. m. (CST) final rites will be held at the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Besides his parents, Hough, who had been a member of the state patrol for the last two years, leaves one brother, Hubert, of West Elkton; two sisters, Mrs. Rome Lantz, Greenville, and Janice, at home, and several nephews and nieces.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 7, 1940

Mrs. D. Death passes away. - Year's illness fatal to Darke County native.

Mrs. Derbon Death, 58, died Friday at 11:30 a. m. in the Union City hospital following a period of failing health that extended over the past year. She resided one mile west of Union City. She had made her home, with the exception of 11 years spent in Michigan, in the Union City vicinity the remainder of her life.

The deceased was born Mattie Welbourn, daughter of George W. and Sara (Lawrence) Welbourn, August 1, 1882, in Mississinewa township, Darke county, Ohio. She attended the Mt. Zion No. 6 school and was a member of the Mt. Zion United Brethren church. She was united in marriage with Derbon Death at the home of her parents on December 24, 1903.

Surviving besides the husband are four children, Robert Death and Jennie Death, both at home; Mrs. Pauline Cowan, East Fowas, Mich., and John Death, Ft. Benjamin Harrison; one brother, Ed Welbourn, residing north of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Horine, of Union City; Mrs. Lilly B. Crumrine, Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Jess Hill, of West Union.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after noon Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 9, 1940

Mrs. Beulah Downey dies at farm home.

Mrs. Beulah Downey, 68, died at her home in Perry township, Delaware county, Saturday night, following a seven weeks' illness. She is survived by her husband, James Downey; three sons, Sherman and Jesse Downey, of Dayton, and Harry Downey of Fort Wayne.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland, where friends may call. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Rev. Ralph Lawrence will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1940

Retired Ohio farmer dies in Union City. - Services today for P. V. Ryerson; burial at North Fairfield.

Price V. Ryerson, 89, retired farmer, died Monday at 9 a. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Lysinger, 350 Clifford avenue, Union City. Mrs. Lysinger is a daughter of the deceased, who had made his home in Union City for the past four months. Death was attributed to an internal hemorrhage and followed an illness of five days.

Mr. Ryerson was born at North Fairfield, O., on November 6, 1851, the son of George and Catherine (Edsal) Ryerson. He attended the Peru township, Huron county, Ohio, schools and for 12 years was a member of the North Fairfield Board of Education. He was a member of the Methodist church in that community. Mr. Ryerson was united in marriage with Mary Hinkly in North Fairfield, O., in 1878. Mrs. Ryerson died six years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. F. W. Lysinger, at whose home he died in Union City; two grandchildren, Ann and Mark Coleman, Union City; two brothers, and two sisters. all of the North Fairfield community.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p. m. today at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig officiating. Further funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m. (EST) at North Fairfield. Burial will be in the North Fairfield cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time before the services today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1940

N. P. Fox services at Greenville today.

Funeral services for Newton P. Fox, 67 year old Greenville township farmer, who was found dead in a barn adjoining his home two miles west of Greenville late Saturday afternoon are to be conducted today.

The services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 p. m. with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Two youths, James Carpenter and Raymond Harter, who had been working at the Fox farm Saturday, found the body. A physician was summoned but resuscitation efforts were futile.

Surviving are a wife, Mollie; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Peters, of Fountain City, Indiana; a foster-son, Ralph Tipple, of Economy, Ind., and six grandchildren.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Newton Preston Fox was born Jan. 17, 1873 in Wabash Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Daniel Fox and Mary Iller (both born in Maryland). His wife's name is given here as Mary.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1940

Oil man is found dead in his bed at Redkey home.

Redkey, Indiana, Dec. 9. --- John Dee Neely Wesner, 68, more familiarly known as Dee Wesner, well known oil and gas well contractor, who has resided in Redkey for more than 45 years, was found dead in bed at his home sometime after 8 o'clock Sunday morning by David Cook of near Redkey.

Mr. Cook, who was associated with Mr. Wesner in an oil company composed of local men, went to the Wesner home one mile south and on-half mile east of Redkey. Failing to get an answer when he knocked on the door, he went to a window and saw Mr. Wesner lying across the bed. Mr. Cook then went to the home of Michael Roberts nearby and they returned to the Wesner home and forced open the door.

County Coroner Garber, of Dunkirk, was called and he reported heart trouble as the cause of death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1940

Brother dies.

Carl Shilling, of Union City, has received word of the death of his brother, Irvin Shilling, 47, which occurred in Buffalo, N. Y., Sunday.

The remains will be returned to Versailles, O., where he formerly resided. Funeral services will be conducted there Wednesday afternoon. Other survivors include the widow, Mary; his mother, Mrs. Anna Shilling; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hupe, both of Versailles, and two other brothers, Bert, of Covington, O., and Otto, of Buffalo.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 11, 1940

Rabbit fever fatal to Cromwell man.

Cromwell, Dec. 10. --- Funeral services for Richard Knox, 24, who died of tularemia at his home here, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the residence.

Knox had been ill for three weeks after contracting the disease when he shot and cleaned a rabbit. His mother, Mrs. Dolly Lindsey, also became ill but was reported recovering today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1940

Mother of Union City woman succumbs.

Word has been received here of the death Tuesday morning at her late residence in Celina, O., of Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Bachar, 75, widow of Nathan Backer and mother of Mrs. William Bixler, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) today at the Carr and Vale funeral home in Celina and at 2:30 p. m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran church, Liberty township. Rev. D. H. Frederick will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery.

Other survivors include two sons, Thomas and William Bachar, both of Celina, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Burch, Piqua, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 13, 1940

Mary O'Brien dies in West. - Body of young woman is being brought back for burial.

Mary Irene O'Brien, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen O'Brien of the Jay-Randolph county line, nine miles south of Portland, died Wednesday afternoon at Denver, Colo., following a six years' illness. The body will be returned to Portland for funeral services and burial

Miss O'Brien was born where her parents now reside and was a member of the Church of The Immaculate Conception of Portland. He had resided in Denver the past fifteen months.

The body will arrive in Dunkirk at 2:22 p. m. Friday where it will be met by Charles Baird and taken to the Baird Funeral home in Portland. It will be taken to the home of the parents this evening.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from The Church of The Immaculate Conception in charge of Father Mathias Bodinger. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters; Frank O'Brien of Richmond, Russell O'Brien of Hobart, Ind., Paul O'Brien of Denver, Dorothy, wife of Waldo Gegenheimer of Pendleton, Ann O'Brien of Rockville, Ind., Jesse and Martha Helen O'Brien of Portland and Charles O'Brien at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 13, 1940

Rites at Salamonia today for deceased Jay County farmer.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 1:30 p. m. (CST) at the Salamonia Methodist church, in charge of Rev. C. W. Walmer, of Portland, for Walter A. Shawver, 44, Madison township, Jay county, farmer. His death occurred Tuesday morning in the Jay County hospital in Portland following a two weeks' illness from peritonitis.

Surviving besides the widow, Bessie, are five children, Robert, Jay county, Freda Mae, Walter, Jr., Wonetta Fay, and Roberta Ann, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Whitesell, of Anderson, and Mrs. Flora Morgan, of Pennville, and three brothers, Albert, Riley and Fred Shawver, all of near Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 16, 1940

Mrs. C. Keener passes away. - Pneumonia causes death of Jay County woman.

Pneumonia claimed the life of Mrs. Clarence Keener, 61, Saturday at 12:30 p. m. following an illness of several weeks at her home in Jay county 14 miles northwest of Union City.

She was born at Palestine, O., in Darke county, Margaret Starr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Starr. She had resided in Indiana for the past 15 years. She received her education in the Palestine schools, and was a member of the Palestine Reformed church.

Surviving besides the husband, Clarence, are seven children, Phyllis, Delbert, David, Frank, Rosie, Joseph and Madeline, all at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery, near Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1940

Charles Evans dies suddenly. - Brother passed away 6 weeks ago; rites Friday.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Charles Evans, 68, Tuesday noon at his home in Kenosha, Wis. He died following a brief illness.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Evans.

Mr. Evans is survived by the widow, Rose, two daughters and a son. He was a thirty-second degree Mason.

He attended funeral services held six weeks ago in Union City for his brother, Edward Evans, who died in California. Both men were born in Woodsfield, Ohio, later moving to Columbus, Indiana. Still later they moved with their parents to Union City where they spent most of their youth. The remains will arrive in Union City Friday at 4:05 a. m. Friends may call after 9 a. m. Friday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City where Masonic funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. the same day. Rev. J. Floyd Seelig will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1940

Carmon G. Ross, Principal of Modoc High School, dies.

Carmon G. Ross, 51, serving his ninth year as principal of the Modoc high school, died at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie at 7:10 o'clock last night. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia following a major operation.

Surviving are the widow, Maude; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ross of Advance; one son, Ronald Ross, of Union City; two sisters, Eunice of Advance and Mrs. Mable Ryan, of Indianapolis and two brothers, Frank Ross of Advance and Paul Ross, of Lafayette.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home at Modoc for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Funeral services were conducted on Friday at the Modoc Methodist church at 9 a. m. in charge of Rev. Earl Leonard, assisted by Revs. T. A. Garriott and William Masters. The cortege then left for Advance where services were held at 2 p. m. in the Advance Methodist church. Burial was made in the Advance cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 19, 1940

Death of Robert D. McKissock is 15th auto wreck fatality.

Robert D. McKissock, 58, of Lynn, employe of the Citizens Heat, Light and Power company of Winchester, Wednesday at 7 a. m. became Randolph county's fifteenth automobile fatality of 1940 when he died at the Randolph County hospital. He was injured in an early Sunday morning accident south of Winchester when his automobile overturned on state road 27 after skidding on the icy pavement.

Taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition, McKissock suffered from a fractured skull and his condition had been regarded as serious since the crash.

Surviving are the wife, Laura; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Meeks of Parker; three sisters, Miss Mattie McKissock and Mrs. W. D. Simons, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Miss Jessie McKissock of Dallas, Texas; one brother, John McKissock of Pittsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery at Richmond. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime prior to the last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 20, 1940

Kate Harshman dies at Richmond.

Mrs. Kate Harshman, 82, who lived the greater part of her life in and near Saratoga and Winchester, died at the home of her daughter, Bertha (Harshman) Thompson, 3029 East Main street, Richmond, at 9:30 a. m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Thompson home Saturday at 10 a. m. with burial rites at Saratoga at 11:30 a. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 21, 1940

Union City woman's brother succumbs.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Wednesday evening in Toledo, O., of Cloris R. Pierce, brother of Mrs. O. D. Elliott, of Union City.

The deceased was born in Fort Recovery, O., the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Pierce. Survivors include Mrs. Elliott in Union City and the father in Ft. Recovery. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at Toledo. Interment will follow in the Ft. Recovery cemetery, where graveside services will be held.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 21, 1940

Miller funeral is Sunday afternoon at Pierce home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vina Louise Miller, 49, who died Thursday will be conducted at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pierce, Sunday at 2 p. m. Mrs. Miller died at the Pierce home, which is located three miles northwest of Winchester. The body will be returned there this morning from the Summers funeral home in Winchester.

Rev. Harvey Thornburg, of Farmland, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Corman Cox. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors are the parents, two sons, Joe Romizer and James Miller; one sister, Mrs. Fred Porter of Farmland; one grandchild, Virginia Lee Romizer; three step-sisters, Mrs. Corman Cox of Winchester, Mrs. L. F. Garland of Brookville, Ohio, and Mrs. F. Gause of Ridgeville; and an aunt, Mrs. Lillian Eley of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 21, 1940

Death Reported.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Thursday of Will Woods at his home in Huntington, W. Va. The deceased was a brfotgher of Mrs. Lina Passmore, of Dayton, and the late Zack Woods of Union City. Mrs. Ira Caupp, Gerald Caupp and Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Paulin, of Union City, left Friday morning for Huntington to attend the funeral services today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1940

Lynn man killed in auto accident. - Ella Boone, 76, is victim of wreck; others hurt.

Ella Boone, 76, an old age pensioner of Lynn, was killed in an automobile accident northeast of Winchester early Sunday morning, his death being Randolph county's sixteenth automobile accident fatality of 1940.

The body was taken by the Fraze ambulance to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, from where funeral arrangements will be completed today. Mr. Boone is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alta Gray of near Middleboro, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Alberta Ellis of near Winchester, and a brother, Ellery of near Winchester, formerly of Lynn. Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Boone was dead when a car in which he and two other men were riding was discovered y Ivan Tarr of Winchester about 2:45 a. m. Sunday, overturned in a deep ditch on the old Union City pike one-half mile north of Hiatt's stop. With Boone were Frank Case of Scott county, who was visiting at Lynn, and Guy Jennings of Lynn, both of whom were badly shaken up, cut and bruised and suffering from the cold.

Tarr was enroute to the home of an aunt, Mrs. Harry owens, near Saratoga.

The trio had been to the home of Ellery Boone, leaving there about 12:15 o'clock, driving one-fourth of a mile before the car went into the ditch and overturned. Case and Jennings were caught in the car and were unable to extricate themselves, lying wedged with Boone's body for about three hours before Tarr came along and discovered them.

Tarr succeeded in releasing one of the men, who said he would stay at the scene of the accident until more help arrived. Tarr drove to Winchester where he notified county officers. Sheriff Elect Kora E. Davis and Deputy Lester Puterbaugh investigated and affected the release of the others in the machine by braking in the windshield and the top. Cass and Jennings were taken to Lynn in Davis' car, where they received medical attention.

(Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Cherry Grove church southwest of Lynn, with Rev. N. B. Herrell of the Winchester Nazarene church in charge. Interment was made in the Cherry Grove cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1940

Randolph Co. native dies in Greenville.

James A. Lacey, 71, who dropped dead at 9:15 a. m. Saturday, was the victim of a heart attack, according to reports by medical examiners.

The deceased, a painter by trade, had resided in Greenville for more than 35 years. He was a native of Randolph county, Indiana.

Surviving are a wife, Bertha; two daughters, Kathryn, at home, and Mrs. Dale Slade, of Covington, O.; four grandchildren; one brother, William Lacey, of Greenville R. F. D. and a sister, Mrs. Emma Williams, of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville at 2 p. m. Monday with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that James Allison Lacey was born Feb. 24, 1868 in Randolph Co., IN, the son of John Allison Lacey. His mother was not named.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1940

Marggie McFarland, 4 months old, dies after short illness.

Marggie Ann McFarland, 4 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McFarland of Lynn, died at the Randolph county hospital Sunday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock following a 3 day's illness reportedly of pneumonia.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Sue and Dorothy; one brother, Donald; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Denton, of Paoli and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McFarland, of Lynn.

Friends may call at the home of the parents at anytime. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The Thomas funeral. home at Lynn is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1940

Leona Tucker passes away. - 56 year old woman claimed by death near Winchester.

Mrs. Leona Tucker, 56, died at her home, three and one-half miles northwest of Winchester, Monday at 6 a. m. Surviving are the husband, Bert, and two sons, Rev. J. Paul Tucker, of Wabash, and Fred Tucker, who with his family resides at home; one sister, Mrs. Alice Hiatt, northwest of Winchester; four brothers, Carl Mullen, Glen Mullen and Clyde Mullen, all of near Winchester, and Fred Mullen near Redkey, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Nazarene church, with Rev. G. W. Brannon conducting the service, assisted by Rev. N. B. Herrell. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1940

Mildred I. Hoover claimed by death; funeral is today.

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 23. --- Mrs. Mildred Irene Hoover, 40, of 2815 West Jackson street, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at Ball hospital after a short illness. She had been a resident of Muncie for fourteen years and was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are the husband, William Hoover; three daughters, Vivian, Frances and Mary; two sons, William, Jr., and Henry, all at home; the mother, Mrs. Pearl Cortney of Saratoga; two sisters, Miss Mary Cortney of Saratoga, and Mrs. Elizabeth Edward of Greenville, O., and a brother James Cortney, of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Piepho funeral home, Rev. L. E. Peyton in charge. Burial will be in Elm Ridge cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1940

Died --- Word has been received by E. L. Conklin, Union City rural route 2, of the death of his nephew, H. J. Eckenrode, of Hollywood, Cal. The deceased formerly was a resident of this community.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 27, 1940

Hold Gullett rites in Union City. - Failing health blamed for suicide of farmer.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Christian church for Perry C. Gullett, 50, Randolph county farmer who was found dead Monday evening in a barn on the Samuel Franch farm, one-half mile north of Ridgeville.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, reported the cause of death to have been suicide resulting from hanging. It was believed that his action had been caused by extremely poor health during the past two years. The Gullett family was preparing to move from their residence, seven miles northwest of Union City to the Franch farm.

The deceased was a member of the South Salem church. He was a native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, having attended the Wayne township school in his youth. Mr. Gullett was born August 18, 1890, the son of Ezekial and Jerusha (Frazier) Gullett.

Surviving besides the widow, Maudie, are one son, Boyd, at home; two daughters, Joan, at home, and Mrs. Ramon Bromagem, of North Salem; a grandson, Larry Bromagem; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Mangas and Mrs. Belle Hollinger, both of Union City, and Mrs. Orville Fulks, of Lynn; and two brothers, Ira, of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Fred, of Gettysburg, O.

Rev. Earl Lantz officiated at the services Thursday. Burial followed in the Union City cemetery. The Fraze Funeral home in Union City was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 27, 1940

Jacob Smith passes away. - Lingering illness proves fatal; burial to be at Portland.

Jacob Smith, 79, died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday at 8:55 p. m., death following a lingering illness. The survivors are the wife, Harriet; two sons, Harry U. Smith, of Kenia, Ohio, and Charles Smith of Wyoming, and 11 grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation, and will be taken at 10 o'clock this morning to the residence, 647 North Meridian street, Winchester, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence, with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 28, 1940

Ill health is blamed in Darke Co. suicide.

Despondency over failing health is said to have motivated the suicide of George W. Michael, 68, year old Twin township, Darke county resident, who killed himself with a 12 gauge shotgun early Friday.

His body was found by his wife in a barn adjoining his farm home at 7:30 a. m. The Michael residence is two miles northeast of Arcanum.

Coroner L. N. Brumbaugh of Darke county, who has returned a suicide verdict, reports that Michael had been under doctor's care for several weeks.

The coroner further states that Michael had evidently held the gun against his abdomen and pulled the trigger. Death was instantaneous.

Besides the wife, Emma, one daughter, Mrs. Delbert Brumbaugh, also of near Arcanum, survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 30, 1940

Hart services in Union City today. - Saratoga woman dies following lingering illness.

Mrs. Eli Hart, 67, died Saturday at 4:30 a. m. following a lingering illness at her home on Pearl street in Saratoga.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Cook. She had been a resident of Saratoga, where she was a member of the Church of the Brethren, for the past 10 years. Before that time she had resided in Union City.

Surviving besides the husband, Eli, are one sister, Mrs. Maud Musselman, of Union City, and three grandchildren. A son, Herman Hart, died about eight years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating, today. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 30, 1940

18 year old girl takes her life. - Body of Marjorie Elizabeth Gettinger found in wood shed.

Portland, Indiana, Dec. 29. --- Marjorie Elizabeth Gettinger, 18, graduate of last year's class of the Madison high school, took her life Saturday afternoon by hanging herself in a woodshed at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Grile, at Salamonia.

Dr. E. C. Garber of Dunkirk, county coroner and Deputy Sheriff Clyde Kegerreis were called and conducted an investigation.

According to her grandmother, the widow of the late Jacob Grile, the girl went after the mail at the Salamonia post office shortly after noon, returning with it a short time later. However, she left immediately and the grandmother, thinking nothing of it, believed she had gone to the home of one of her friends.

Even when supper time arrived the grandmother still thought she probably was eating at the home of a friend and would return in a short time. However, her boyfriend arrived about 8 o'clock and went to the home of a neighbor to see if Marjorie had been there. Upon finding she had not he returned and decided to go to Portland in search of her.

In the meantime while he was on his way to Portland, Mess Edith Stoner, a friend, went to the Grile home and started a search, finding the body of her friend hanging in the woodshed, 10 feet from the house. Arlie Sheffer, who was at a nearby cream station, was called and aided in cutting the body down.

According to investigating officers Miss Gettinger had used a clothesline rope, tied it around a rafter in the top of the woodshed and then stepped on the side of a bin used to hold corn cobs. After tying her hands behind her with what appeared to be part of a dress she jumped off the side of the bin a distance of three feet. Her feet were dangling barely six inches above the floor when found.

Dr. J. J. Kidder of Salamonia, a neighbor who lives two doors east of the Grile home, was called shortly after the body was found and then he called Dr. Garber. The coroner stated the act was probably committed shortly after noon with the body being found about 8:30 o'clock Saturday night.

Marjorie Elizabeth Gettinger was born in Madison township north of Salem, August 16, 1922, the daughter of Walter and Ada (Grile) Gettinger. She had made her home with her gradmother since the death of her mother April 10, 1925.

Surviving besides the father and grandmother are the step-mother; one sister, Mary Edith Gettinger; a half-brother, Harold Gettinger, at home; a half-sister, Helen Gettinger, at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gettinger of Salem.

The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home, Portland, for burial preparations and was taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gettinger, northwest of Union City Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill church, east of Salem, in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall, pastor of the Portland United Brethren church. Interment will be made at the Spring Hill cemetery at Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 31, 1940

Office Manager at glass plant dies suddenly. - Luther M. Kimmel, age 64 claimed by death at Winchester home.

Luther M. Kimmel, age 64, office manager of the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation and one of the pioneers in the Randolph county glass industry, died Monday at 4:20 a. m. at his home, 238 East North street, Winchester. Although he had been afflicted with heart trouble, death was unexpected.

Mr. Kimmel, a resident of Randolph county for 42 years, was born at Cambridge City. He was one of the first employes of the Woodbury glass plant at Parker, moved to Winchester when the factory was built in the county seat city and had been with the institution through its ownership by the General Glass corporation and Anchor Hocking.

Mr. Kimmel was a member of the Masonic lodge, Rotary, Richmond Foremen's and F. F. clubs and for three years served as member of the Winchester school board.

Surviving are the widow, Sadie; two daughters, Mrs. Blake Cornthwaite of Richmond, Va. and Mrs. Harry F. Potter of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Joe Burris of Centerville; two half-brothers, George Flowers of Green's Fork and Chalmer Kimmel of Cambridge City; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

The body was taken to the Potter-Stephens funeral home in Muncie for burial preparation and will be returned to the Winchester residence Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 2, 1941 in the Winchester Methodist church, Revs. G. M. Paine and Herbert Boase officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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