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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 3, 1942

George F. Cull, 74, dead at Ft. Recovery.

George F. Cull, 74, well known resident of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and former Jay county farmer, died Wednesday at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Ft. Recovery Lutheran church in charge of Rev. D. R. Honn. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, Fred of Ft. Recovery and John of Portland route 6; two sisters, Mrs. Don Rosenbush of Union City and Mrs. Andrew Patten of Ft. Recovery, the wife, and four sons, Herman W. Cull of Portland route 6, John F. and Russell F. of Dayton, Ohio, and Morris R. of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1942

Sellman funeral in Greenville today.

Charles A. Sellman, 94, a prominent retired Darke county farmer, died at 2:30 p. m. Friday at his home at 608 Gray avenue, Greenville, after an illness of three years duration from a complication of diseases.

Surviving are four sons, Paul, of Greenville; Elmer, of Louisville, Ky.; Reuben, of Covington, O., and John, of Lexington and a number of other relatives.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Greenville, with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[His spouse, Sophia W. C., died in 1935 and is also buried at Greenville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1942

Head-on crash fatal to youth.

New Castle, Ind., Jan. 4. -- John Oscar Oxley, 18, of Mooreland, ten miles northeast of here, became Henry county's first traffic victim of 1942 when he was killed in a head-on collision with a truck driven by Eugene Williams, of Union City, at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning two and one-half miles north of Mooreland.

Oxley, an employe of the Perfect Circle corporation, was alone at the time of the crash. Williams escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

Sheriff's officials who investigated said that a slight rise in the blacktop road apparently obscured the vision of both drivers. The victim was a graduate of the Mooreland high school.

He is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Oxley, of south of Mooreland, and the grandparents, John Oxley, of Blountsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brown, of the Macedonia road, Muncie.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1942

Last rites for boy, 19, today.

H. Ned Hill, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hill of Winchester, died at 11 a. m. Saturday at his home, 221 Carl street, after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Winchester Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase of Winchester and Rev. Samuel Carruth of Fort Wayne. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

The body was returned Sunday to the residence from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland. The casket will not be opened at the church. Friends are asked to call at the home.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Harriett Ann of Washington, D. C.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1942

Martha Wisener, 73, Union City native, dies; funeral today.

A native of Union City, Mrs. Martha Barbara Wisener, 73, died at 12:10 a. m. Sunday at her residence, 213 Sandhurst Drive, Dayton, O.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. R. H. Lees, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. F. M. Turner, Greenville, O.; Mrs. C. A. Liles, Dayton, O., and Mrs. William Lieurance, also of Dayton; four brothers, Charles Daubenmire, Greenville, O.; John of Youngstown, O.; William, of Columbus, O., and George of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Milo Wilson, of Union City; Mrs. John Weiss, of Union City, and Mrs. Charles Sedgebury, Dayton; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the residence in Dayton. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Her husband, I. Newton Wisener died in 1931 and is also buried at the Greenville cemetery]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1942

Howard Wilt, brother of local man dies; plan rites today.

Funeral services for Howard Wilt, Butler township, Darke county, farmer, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon will be held at 2 p. m. at the Savona United Brethren church. Rev. A. W. Witham and Rev. Newin Kleppinger of Dayton will officiate. Burial will be in the New Madison cemetery.

Mr. Wilt, a lifelong resident of Butler township, resided one mile east of Savona. He had been failing for the past year.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth; a step-daughter, Naomi Riegle, at home, and two brothers, C. O. Wilt, of Union City, and Eli Wilt, Union City rural route.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that E. Howard Wilt was born March 11, 1861 in Butler Twp. the son of Sylvester Wilt and Mary Miller. He was buried on Jan. 6th in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1942

Jackson Twp. native deceased.

Enoch E. Byrum, 80, native of Jackson township, Randolph county, and one of the founders of the Gospel Trumpet Publishing Co. died at 9:30 a. m. Monday at his residence in Anderson, following a serious illness of more than three weeks.

Mr. Byrum was born in Jackson township, but left the community as a young man to make his home in Anderson. He was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving besides the widow, Jucena, are one son and five daughters, none of whom reside in this vicinity, and one brother, Noah, of Anderson. Frank Byrum, of Union City, is a nephew of the deceased, and Mrs. Noah Banta, of Jackson township, is a niece of Mr. Byrum.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in the Park Place Church of God in Anderson. Burial will be at Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 7, 1942

Illness fatal to Gail Horner, 48.

Gail Horner, 48, died at his home northeast of Lynn at 1:15 a. m. Tuesday after an illness of several months duration.

Survivors are the widow, Viola; four children, Leo, Alva, Carlene and Carl, all at home; the mother, Mrs. Hester Horner of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Harry Deem of Richmond, and one brother, Macy Horner of near Fountain City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1942

Arrange services for farm suicide.

Funeral services for William J. Beanblossom, 58, of near Webster, who ended his life Monday with a shotgun, are to be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Marker funeral home in Versailles. Burial is planned in Greenville cemetery.

Beanblossom's wife, Bertha, filed suit for divorce in the Darke county common pleas court in Greenville on December 29 and worry over his domestic troubles is believed to have motivated his suicide.

Surviving besides the wife, who is now living in Union City, are seven children and seven grandchildren.

Friends man call at the Marker funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1942

Nancy Pierce rites at Gettysburg today.

Word has been received by relatives in this vicinity of the death of Nancy C. Pierce, widow of John Pierce, which occurred Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the home of a son, William Pierce, at New Lothrope, Mich. She had been ill two months.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Wise, of Greenville rural route, two sons, William, at whose home death occurred and Ben Piercce of Greenville, O.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ralph Bruss, Union City, is a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) today in the Miller funeral home at Gettysburg, O. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1942

Brother of Union City man dies in Greenville.

Michael McNutt, 72, a retired farmer and former employe of the French Bauer Creamery company, died at 2:10 p. m. Tuesday at his home, 521 Sweitzer street, Greenville, after a year's illness from a complication of diseases.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Sarah C.; a brother, Warren, of Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Dowler, of Akron, and Mrs. Wiley Shields, Greenville.

Funeral services are to be held at the late residence at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until the hour of services.

[Sarah McNutt died later in 1942 and is also buried at Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 9, 1942

Mrs. R. J. Brady dies suddenly.

A heart attack Thursday morning caused the sudden death about 9 a. m. of Mrs. Victoria Fite Brady, 86, widow of Robert J. Brady, at her residence, 311 North Howard street, Union City. Prior to that time she had been in good health.

Mrs. Brady, a resident of Union City for the past 63 years was born at New Hope, O., on December 21, 1855, the daughter of Jefferson and Elizabeth (Pickering) Fite.

She was a member of the St. Mary's church, Rosary Society, honorary member of the Ticknor club and an active charter member of Over the Teacups club.

Survivors include five children, Miss Lena Brady, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Don P. Shockney, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Robert F. Brady, Union City; Miss Agnes Brady, of Missoula, Montana, and Miss Gertrude Brady, at home; four grandchildren, Mrs. Gilbert Noell, St. Augustine, Fla.; Miss Mary Alice Shockney and Robert Theodore Shockney, both of Daytona Beach, and Robert Michael Brady, Union City, and two great-grandchildren, Don and Webb Noell, of St. Augustine.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Aquinas M. Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery, north of Union City.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where fiends are invited to call after Saturday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 10, 1942

Solomon Brewer, 74, Darke native, died at 5 a. m. Friday at his farm home one mile east of Stelvideo. He had been in failing health for the last seven years but was critically ill only six hours. Death was attributed to heart disease.

Surviving are two sons, David, of Pleasant Hill, and Alpha, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Sanders, of Greenville rural route 5; Mrs. Frank Shepherd of Stelvideo; Mrs. Raymond Grooms, of Versailles rural route 2, and Miss Thelma Brewer, at home; twenty-two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Peter Brewer, of Greenville rural route 5.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Stelvideo Christian church with Rev. William L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in Stelvideo cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 8, 1867 in Richland Twp., Darke Co., the son of Peter Brewer and Barbara Farmer, both born in Darke Co.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1942

David Joe Hill to be buried today.

Funeral services for David Joe, seven-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Hill, who died suddenly at the home in Spartanburg Saturday evening, will be conducted this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in charge of Rev. K. E. Maynard. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Death was due to a heart ailment.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hill of Spartanburg and Mr. and Mrs. George Crawford of Union City. The body was returned to the home Sunday from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1942

Mrs. Minta Fry dies; Rites in Ansonia today.

Mrs. Minta M. Fry, 68, wife of James Fry, a retired farmer, died at her home on South Main street in Ansonia at 7:30 p. m. Friday after an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Robert, of Dayton; a brother, John Slider, of Miami, Fla., and a sister, Grace of Ft. Wayne.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p. m. (EST) today at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. Hugh A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 14, 1942

Death claims W. R. Jennings, 51.

William Raymond Jennings, 51, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home northwest of Lynn at 9 a. m. Tuesday.

Surviving are the widow, Ethel; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Sharp of Modoc and Mrs. Lucile Swindell of Richmond; three sons, James of near Lynn, Myron Lee of Fort Wayne and Joe Franklin at home; three sisters, Mrs. Myra Cox of near Winchester, Mrs. Emma Murphy of Winchester and Mrs. Delsie Pipher of Chicago and a half-brother, Guy L Jennings of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Buena Vista church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will be returned to the home at 1 o'clock Wednesday where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 14, 1942

Former resident dies at Logansport.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of E. H. Clark, 75, a former resident of this city, which occurred Monday at 8 p. m. at his residence in Logansport. Death followed an illness of only a few days.

Mr. Clark, a retired Pennsylvania railroad employe, left the Union City community several years ago.

Surviving are the widow, formerly Mrs. Campbell, of Union City; two sons, Paul Clark, of Alliance, O., and Harry Clark, of Dayton, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Norman Ullery, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Theodore Murray, of Follansbee, West Virginia, and Mrs. Marion Sharits, of Wall street, Union City, and four step-sons, Lester, Otis and John Campbell, at distant residences, and Elbridge Campbell, of near Union City. Ira Vernon, of Union City, is a brother-in-law of the deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at a United Brethren church near Logansport.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1942

Retired county farmer dies.

Martin H. Kershner, 68, retired farmer and for more than sixty years a resident of Randolph county, died Tuesday at 8:45 p. m. in the Union City hospital following an illness of several months.

Mr. Kershner was born near Versailles, O., on April 30, 1853, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Kershner. He resided on Union City rural route 4, three and one-half miles west of Nashville. His wife, Joan, died in March, 1938.

Survivors include one son, Arthur Kershner, Union City route 4; one daughter, Mrs. Warcus Wise, of near Lynn; one sister, Mrs. John Merchant, of Traverse City, Mich.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He had faithfully attended the Old Order Dunkard church at Palestine, O., where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST), with Rev. Arthur King and Charles Garber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be returned from the C. J. Miller and Sons funeral home in Greenville to the Kershner residence where friends may call after noon today.

[Miller Funeral Home Records states his name as Martin Henry Kershner and he was buried at Millers Grove Cemetery at New Palestine, Darke Co. He was the son of Daniel Kershner and Elizabeth Pittsenberger. His wife was named Joanna V. (Pearson) Kershner.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1942

Thomas Hicks, 89, passes away.

William Thomas Hicks, 89, died at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Randolph county infirmary after an extended illness.

Surviving are four sons, William C. of Union City, Charles of Lewiston, Idaho, John of Cincinnati and Harry of La Mesa, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Theis of Union City and Mrs. Florence Austin of Dayton, Ohio, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Hicks was born in Grant county, Kentucky, on January 23, 1852, the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann (Gray) Hicks. For 18 years he was a Randolph county farmer in the vicinity of Union City. Most of his life was spent in Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, with burial in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1942

Sister of Saratoga resident succumbs at Palestine home.

Following an illness of 14 months, Mrs. Dell Teaford, 55, died Tuesday at 5:20 p. m. at her residence in Palestine, O.

She was born in Liberty township, Darke county, Ohio, on May 9, 1886, Elsie Harter, the daughter of Sylvester and Emma Harter.

Survivors include two sons, Zean Teaford of Bakers Store, and Vernon Teaford, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Orla Cox, of Greenville route 4; Mrs. Glen Hyatt and Mrs. Kenneth Shuttelworth, both of New Madison route 2; three brothers, Harry and Anderson Harter, both of Greenville route 3, and Earl Harter, of Seven Mile, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Cloyd Rush, of Saratoga; Mrs. John Brinley, of Greenville route 4; Mrs. Leo Marker of Carlos, and Mrs. Warren McCabe, of New Madison route 2, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the residence in Palestine, with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. The body has been returned from the C. J. Miller and Sons funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home Records states she was the daughter of Sylvester Harter and Emma Miller. Her husband was named Adelbert Teaford.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1942

P. H. Brown, 58, dies in hospital.

Pleasant H. Brown, 58, whose home is three and one-half miles east of Lynn, died at 5 p. m. Wednesday at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

He had been in failing health for several months.

Surviving are the wife, Florence; four daughters, Mrs. Otis Hinshaw of Winchester, Mrs. Cecil Harmon of Richmond, Mrs. Carl Schmeuszer of Cincinnati and Jeanette at home; two sons, Ralph of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Gerald of Richmond; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lyle Overmyer of Winchester; one brother, Ora Brown of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Clark of Richmond and Mrs. Frank Addington of Lynn, and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the Rural Friends church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was made in the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Addison Reece claimed by death.

Addison L. Reece, 67, died at 9 o'clock last night at his home southwest of Lynn, death following an illness of several months' duration.

Surviving are the wife, Myrtle, two sisters, Mrs. Ola Johnson of near Fountain City and Etta Hubbard of near Farmland, and one grandson, Lloyd Reece of Winchester.

The body was take to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

[Funeral services were conducted on Monday at the Bloomingsport Friends church. Burial was made in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Thomas Goens, 92, dies at infirmary.

Thomas Goens, 92, died at 3 p. m. yesterday at the Randolph county infirmary. Only known survivor is a nephew, C. N. Goens of near Greenville, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Long, Ohio. Burial was made in the Bath cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 16, 1942

Local woman mourns brother's death.

Mrs. John Short, 202 North Division street, Union City, O., is mourning the death of her brother Thomas Donahue, which occurred Wednesday at 8:15 p. m. at his residence on East Washington street, Hartford City.

Mr. Donahue had been in failing health for some time.

Survivors include the widow and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Short, of Union City, formerly of New Castle; Mrs. John Sort, Union City; Mike Dohahue, of Hartford City, and Curney Donahue, of San Francisco.

Funeral services probably will be conducted Saturday in Hartford City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 17, 1942

Whitesel infant rites planned this morning.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock this morning in the Union City cemetery for the stillborn infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Whitesel of Harrisville. The child was born early Friday morning in the Union City hospital.

The mother, before her marriage, was Cylestia Powers. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Powers, Union City route 2; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitesel, of Richmond; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Powers of Union City.

Rev. J. A. Watson, of Harrisville, will officiate. Arrangements will be in charge of the Fraze funeral home, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 19, 1942

Goodlin infant rites will be held today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. this afternoon in the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Caroline Sue Goodlin, 2 1/2 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Goodlin, who died Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the residence, 354 South State Line street, Union City.

Death followed an illness of two weeks and is reported to have resulted from complications following pneumonia.

The infant was born on November 5, 1941 in Union City. Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Jerry, and one sister, Shirley, both at home.

Rev. J. T. Killion of Union City will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snell cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 19, 1942

Plan Davis funeral in Greenville today.

Mrs. Esther Hufnagle Davis, 48 years old, of 218 Elm street, Greenville, died at 1 p. m. Saturday after an extended illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie, at home; her mother, Mrs. Mary M. Hufnagle, Greenville, and six brothers and sisters.

They are: Cliff Hufnagle, Greenville; Ed Hufnagle, Union City; Mrs. O. P. Hall, Greenville; Mrs. Glen Lane, Nashville; Mrs. D. I. Brown, of West Milton, and Mrs. Fred McEowen, Greenville rural route.

Monday morning the body will again be taken to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Phillip Hull will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 19, 1942

Illness fatal to Ted Caron.

Following an illness of two weeks, Edward Leon (Ted) Caron, 57, Union City businessman for the past 35 years, died Sunday at 9:10 a. m. in the Union City hospital. Death was attributed to embolism following an appendectomy.

The deceased was born in Union City on December 24, 1884, the son of John and Lydia (Romeiser) Caron. He attended the St. Mary's parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's church. Mr. Caron also was a member of the Union City Elks lodge and a former member of the K. of C. lodge. He was united in marriage with Anna Dean on November 12, 1919, in Union City.

Starting many years ago with one of the first taxis in Union City, Mr. Caron branched into the auto repair and automobile sales business. At the time of his death he operated the Caron Auto Sales, located on Broadway street in the business district.

Surviving, besides the widow, Anna, is one sister, Mrs. Harley Bowers, Union City. Two sisters and four brothers have preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Caron residence, 615 North Howard street, where friends may call after 2 p. m. today.

An Elks lodge of sorrow will be held Tuesday at 7 p. m. at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 19, 1942

Greenville man found dead in cornfield.

Charles Ebeling, 77, a retired farmer who resided at 131 Ft. Jefferson Avenue, Greenville, was found dead at about 10 a. m. Saturday in a field on the Dr. Everett Trittschuh farm, one mile south of Greenville on state route 49. Death has been attributed to a heart attack.

He leaves a wife, Luly; one son, Glenn, of Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Westfall, Greenville, and Mrs. Marie Heille, of Jamestown, North Dakota; one brother, Robert Ebeling, of New Madison, and two sisters, Mrs. John Trittschuh, New Madison, and Mrs. Emma Shepman, of Richmond.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born at New Madison, Darke Co., OH April 9, 18??, aged 77-9-7, the son of Christ Ebeling and Anna Maria Gauch, both born in Germany. His death date was given as Jan. 16, 1942. He was buried Jan. 20th in the New Madison Cemetery. Here it states the son Glenn resides in Holland, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 21, 1942

Wm. Skinner dies in Richmond; former Union City resident.

William E. Skinner, 83, Jackson township, Randolph county, native and former resident of Union City, died Tuesday at 4 p. m. at his home in Richmond where he had been ill for the past several months.

Mr. Skinner was born near New Lisbon and attended the Jackson township school. He was united in marriage with Miss Elsie Arthur, also of Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner left Union City about 30 years ago.

Surviving besides the widow are two children, Mrs. Stewart (Irene) Clark, of Chicago and formerly of Union City and Paul Skinner, of Louisville, Ky., and also formerly of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the residence in Richmond. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 22, 1942

Delphos Lowe, 73, passes away.

Delphos H. Lowe, 73, died Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at his home in North Dayton south of Ft. Recovery, death following a serious illness of one week. He had been in failing health the past year.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Bethel church in North Dayton, with burial at Greenmound cemetery at Ft. Recovery. The body has been removed to the residence from the May and Riffle funeral home at Ft. Recovery. Friends may call after noon Thursday.

The deceased married Maude Buch of North Dayton on November 28, 1895. The widow survives with two children, Mrs. Lorene Warren of near Ft. Recovery and Floyd Albert Lowe at home; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was the son of John and Sarah (Rude) Lowe.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1942

Frank Wagner passes away.

Following an illness of more than one year, Frank Wagner, 85, died Sunday at 6:15 a. m. at his home at 216 North Howard street, Union city. Retired for several years as an employe of the Pierce Elevator company, Union City, the deceased had resided for nearly half a century in Union City and all his life in the community. Mr. Wagner was born at Nashville, O., southeast of Union City, on October 26, 1856. He attended the school near Bakers Store, attended the Union City Christian church until his health failed and was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge.

Surviving besides the widow, Olive, are [one daughter] Mrs. R. D. Gettinger, of Columbus, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Shultz, of Union City, and Mrs. Ella Williamson, of Dayton, O., and two grandchildren, Sara Lou and David Gettinger, of Columbus.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the residence, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where it will lie in state after 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1942

Mrs. Clyde Brumley, 55, dies in Winchester home.

Mrs. Clyde Brumley, 55, died suddenly Monday at 12:15 a. m. at her home, 516 Residence street, Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, one brother, Earl Price, of Lynn, and one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Brown of Richmond.

The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Congressional Christian church, Winchester, with Rev. Leo McKinley officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1942

John T. Burrows dies at Losantville; funeral is today.

Funeral services for John T. Burrows, 89, widely known Republican worker and former trustee of Nettle Creek township who died at 2:40 a. m. Saturday at his home in Losantville, will be conducted this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Losantville Methodist church. Rev. Claude Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Burrows was a former postmaster of the Losantville post office.

Surviving are the wife, Emma, and one son, Boyden, both of Losantville.

Mr. Burrows was born December 9, 1852 in Nettle Creek township, the son of Franklin and Anna (Medesker) Burrows. He grew up on the home farm, remaining there until 21 years old, then running a huckster wagon for Daniel Wiggins, beginning in 1874, after which he worked on the Wiggins farm until 1876, in which year his employer sold out to Lemuel Wiggins, for whom he farmed a year, then clerking for him in his store until 1885, when he began dealing in agricultural implements, especially reapers and mowers, and again engaged in farming.

In 1890 he was elected trustee of Nettle Creek township for five years and later was appointed postmaster at Losantville during the McKinley administration on recommendation of Congressman C. L. Henry of the old eighth district. He held this office more than 16 years.

Mr. Burrows was married March 17, 1877 to Emma J. Wiggins, also a native of Nettle Creek township.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1942

Death claims Laura R. Heston.

Mrs. Laura R. Heston, 77, widow of Amos Heston, died at her home in Ridgeville Saturday morning following an illness of seven weeks. Her husband died about three years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Ridgeville Evangelical church in charge of Rev. Harris DeWese and Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield. The body has been returned to the residence from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville.

Mrs. Heston was a member of the Bear Creek Friends church.

Survivors are four sons, Earl and Charles of near Ridgeville, Hubert of Hamilton, Ind., and Carl of San Diego, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. O. S. Collins and Chella Orr of Fort Wayne and Mrs. C. O. Gamester of Ridgeville; two half-brothers, J. L. and Joe Brown of Los Angeles, Cal., and 30 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1942

Second of Goodman twins is dead; funeral is at New Pittsburg.

Last rites for Louise, infant daughter of Forest and Loretta (Boolman) Goodman, living south of Boundary in Randolph county, who died Saturday noon in the Jay County hospital at Portland, were held Sunday afternoon at the New Pittsburg Reformed church in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Burial was in the Antioch cemetery.

The infant had been a patient at the hospital since birth on November 20. A twin brother died the day after birth.

Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Boolman of Madison township, Jay county, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Goodman of Randolph county; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Luninda Hines of Union City, and a great-grandfather of Versailles, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1942

George Kinneson first '42 accident victim in Darke county, O.

Darke county's first 1942 traffic fatality occurred at 9:15 a. m. Monday when George E. Kinneson, 78, of Pleasant Hill, was instantly killed when his car skidded into a tree bordering state route 185, the Webster-Bradford road.

The accident scene is about one mile west of the Darke-Miami county line, it is reported by Sheriff Arthur Hartle, Greenville, who investigated.

The accident victim, a former manager of the Pleasant Hill Farmers' Exchange, leaves five sons, Elmer, Clyde and Stephen of Pleasant Hill; James of Dayton, and Wilbert, of Tipp City.

There are also 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Class and Mrs. Ella Peny, both of Pleasant Hill.

The body has been removed to the Geeting funeral home, Pleasant Hill, but no burial arrangements have been completed.

[A later announcement stated that funeral services were to be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill Christian church. No minister or burial location were given. This was a Kiwanas notice.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1942

Long illness takes life of Greenville Twp. man.

Emmett McGreevey, who lived two miles north of Greenville on the Fort Recovery road, died at six a. m. Monday after a lingering illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Greenville township.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Cora McGreevey, with whom he lived; a brother, A. C. McGreevey, of Greenville rural route 4, and a sister, Mrs. Ferdinand Ebrentz of Covington.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville, where friends may call after 10 a. m. today. Services will be held there at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that his name was McGreevy and he was born Feb. 11, 1890, the son of Daniel McGreevy and Cora Emrick. He was buried on Jan 28th at Abbottsville Cemetery. He was widowed and his spouse was named Waunieta McGreevy.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 28, 1942

Detling funeral held at Ansonia.

Funeral services were held at the Ansonia Christian church at 2 p. m. Tuesday for Mrs. Mary Detling, 75, wife of Charles E. Detling, whose death occurred Saturday night at the home of a son, Clement, one mile south of Ansonia. Burial was made in the Ansonia cemetery.

Mrs. Detling's death was attributed to pneumonia and complications. She was a lifelong resident of the Ansonia vicinity.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Estella Fanshear, of Ansonia; two sons, Clement, of near Ansonia, and Walter, of Dayton; two grandchildren; three brothers, Hart, Wayne and Bert Grant, all of Anderson, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Daisy Kiphart, of Middletown, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 30, 1942

Thomas Leahey dies suddenly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City, for Thomas Leahey, 67, who died Thursday at 1 p. m. in Greenville. Death was reported as very sudden.

Mr. Leahey was born in Darke county, O., four miles east of Union City, the son of James and Kathleen (Prior) Leahey.

A former resident of Union City, he was a member of the St. Mary's church. He had never married.

Survivors include two brothers, James Leahey, 722 North Howard street, Union City, and William Leahey, of Dayton, O.]

Following the services, burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery, north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 30, 1942

Mary Jenkins rites Saturday.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the United Brethren church for Mrs. Mary Olive Jenkins, 85, lifelong resident of Union City, who died Wednesday night. Death occurred following a brief illness at her residence, 215 North Howard street.

The deceased was the widow of John W. Jenkins and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lulu Maude, of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Clara Sheridan, of Piqua, O.; two brothers, George and Finley Stewart, both of Dayton O., and one grandson, of Dayton.

Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the Union City United Brethren church will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Jenkins residence Thursday night where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 30, 1942

Former county resident dies in Michigan home.

Rebecca Jane Miller, 82, former Randolph county resident, died Thursday at 7 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Follman in Birmingham, Mich., where she was spending the winter. Death was unexpected. The body will be returned to the Williamson funeral home in Portland tonight.

Mrs. Miller was born December 18, 1859 in Darke county, Ohio, the daughter of John and Martha (Trumo) Shaver. On February 18, 1886 she was married to Johnson T. Miller, who preceded her in death on November 26, 1934

Surviving are four children, Emery Miller of Muskegon, Mich., Edith, wife of Clarence Follman of Birmingham, Mich., at whose home she died, Mildred, wife of Orlo Longerbone of northwest of Pennville, and Hershel Miller of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The deceased was the last of a family of six. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Suday at 1:30 p. m. at the Hickory Grove Dunkard church south of Pennville in charge of Rev. Albert Harshbarger. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery near Farmland. The body will be taken from the Williamson mortuary to the Longerbone home Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Boyden Lee of near Winchester is a sister-in-law.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 31, 1942

Mrs. Rella Chenoweth, former Lynn resident, dies in California.

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Rella Chenoweth, a former resident of Lynn, which occurred Thursday afternoon at her home in Long Beach, Cal.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mauring Bradley of Long Beach and Mrs. Mary Kanita of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. Ernest Davis of Richmond; one brother, Norman E. Lewis of Lynn; one grandson, Herert Bradley, Jr., of Long Beach, and one nephew, Dr. Lewis Davis of Winchester.

The body will arrive in Richmond at 3:07 p. m. Tuesday, and will be taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 31, 1942

Mrs. Minnie Zeller, Ansonia native, dead.

Mrs. Minnie Zeller, 81, a Greenville resident for more that forty years, died at noon Friday at Wayne hospital. She had been critically ill for the past week.

Mrs. Zeller, a daughter of the late George and Susan Breaden, was born at Ansonia and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her residence in Greenville was at 602 E. Third street.

She was a member of the Greenville Christian church.

The only immediate survivors are a son, Clarence F. Zeller, of 1546 Cornell Drive, Dayton, and a niece and nephew, Irene and Clarence Pleasinger, both of Greenville.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home where friends may call. Services will be held there at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 11, 1868, the daughter of George Braeden (b. Peoria, Ill.) and Susanna Beam (b. Palestine, OH). She was listed as divorced.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1942

Ira C. Craig, 73, dies in Kentucky.

Ira C. Craig, 73, of Muncie, former Farmland postmaster and stock buyer, died suddenly at Covington, Ky., Sunday evening.

Surviving are the wife, Ruby; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Hammers of Farmland; two sons, Chester of Parker and Kenneth of Farmland; one brother, Oscar Craig of Farmland, and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Worth of Selma.

The body will be brought to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland this evening. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1942

Former local city clerk dies.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Ira Stoner, 61, former city clerk of Union City, O., and former city mail carrier, which occurred suddenly Friday at 9 p. m. at his home in Milwaukee, Wis. He had resided in that city for the past ten years.

He was superintendent of the power plant of a large creamery in Milwaukee.

Surviving besides the widow, Olive, are three sons, Donald, Robert and Charles, all of Milwaukee, and three sisters, Mrs. John Kester, of Greenville, O.; Mrs. Frank Helman, of Van Wert, O., and Mrs. Bert Southard, of Cleveland, O.

His father was the late Daniel W. Stoner, a well-known tobacco dealer in Darke county.

Funeral services will be conducted in Milwaukee Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. Interment will be there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1942

Union City native dies in Muncie.

Funeral services for Timothy O'Connor, 67, were held at 10 a. m. Saturday in the Muncie St. Lawrence Catholic church. Burial followed in the Union City St. Mary's Catholic cemetery.

Older residents of Union City will remember Mr. O'Connor as the son of Jerry O'Connor, at one time an employe of the Big Four railroad here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1942

A. Lincoln Wiggs, 74, accident victim, is buried at Arba.

Funeral services for A. Lincoln Wiggs, 74, who was fatally injured late Friday night when struck by a car north of Lynn, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Mr. Greek. Burial was made in the Arba cemetery.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Miss Iris Smith of Indianapolis; a stepbrother, John Knoll of Lynn; a stepsister, Mrs. Lawson Hunt of near Fountain City, and several nieces and nephews.

Driver of the automobile which struck Wiggs as he was walking along state road 27, was Jasper Church, Lynn school teacher. Church said he was blinded by lights from an oncoming truck.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1942

Hugh Clark, 49, funeral Tuesday.

Hugh Clark, 49, died Saturday night at his residence, seven miles northwest of Winchester.

Survivors include the widow, Minnie; three sons, Marion, Kenneth and Dale, all at home; a daughter, Marie, of Richmond; two brothers, Fred of Richmond and Harry of Centerville, and a sister Mrs. Blanche Lollar of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. Delmar Mock of Arba in charge. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 3, 1942

Death claims F. L. Eichelberger on East Side.

Franklin (Frank) L. Eichelberger, 64, died at his residence, 307 East Main street, Union City, O., at 5:25 p. m. Monday, death following a serious illness of two days. He had been in failing health for three years. Death was attributed to coronary occlusion.

Mr. Eichelberger was born in Jackson township, Darke county, on May 1, 1877 and lived in the community his entire life. On January 30, 1897 he was married in Union City to Pearl Strait.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Eichelberger of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Dick) Shank of Union City and Mrs. Clarence H. Hoover of Anderson; the father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Eichelberger, and two grandchildren, Richard and Patricia Ann, all of Union City.

The deceased attended the old No. 5, or Thomas school, in Jackson township, Ohio. He was a former member of the I. O. O. F.

His last occupation, prior to his death and illness, was that of automobile salesman for the Smith & Son garage. From 1926 to 1933 he owned and operated the East End grocery.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m (CST) at the Union City U. B. church in charge of Rev. L. G. Ludwick of Cincinnati and Rev. R. B. Ditmyer of Union City. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence this afternoon. Friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 3, 1943

Wife of Greenville contractor succumbs.

Laura Belle Longenecker, 81, wife of Harve Longenecker, well-known contractor and builder, died at the Longenecker residence, 524 East Fourth street, Greenville, at 2:30 p. m. Sunday following an illness of two weeks' duration.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, William, of Greenville and Otto Longenecker, of Covington; three daughters, Nell Longenecker at home; Mrs. Otto Burns and Mrs. Algie Brandon, both of Greenville; one brother, Charles L. York, Greenville route five; two sisters, Mrs. Eldora Hartzell and Miss Emma York, both of Beamsville, and six grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at the Longenecker residence at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be made at the Beamsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state she was born Oct. 25, 1860 in Richland Twp., Darke Co., the daughter of Newberry E. York (b. Darke Co.) and Mary Gilbert (b. Lancaster Co., PA)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 3, 1943

Death claims William L. Houk.

William Leroy Houk, 80, died Monday at 7 a. m. at his home, four miles northwest of Winchester.

Surviving are the wife, Sarah (Waltz) Houk; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie E. Baird of Winchester, Mrs. Nancy E. Baird of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. May H. Wickersham of Portland; four sons, William H. Houk and David Houk, both of Muncie, George Houk of Union City, and Everett Houk of near Ridgeville and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One son, Robert [sic], preceded him in death; his death occurring in 1924.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation, and will be returned Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock to the home, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Congregational Christian church with Rev. Nova Durbin in charge, assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

[Note: Deceased son was Hobart Leroy Houk.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1942

Winchester contractor is fifth auto victim of 1942 in Randolph.

James Clinton King, 66, Winchester cement contractor, was killed instantly at 9 o'clock last night as he was walking along state road 27 to his home a half mile north of the Winchester city limits. His death was the fifth automobile accident fatality of 1942 in Randolph county and the second pedestrian death with the last week.

Driver of the car which struck Mr. King was Harold Bixler, 710 East Beach street, Winchester, who was not held by county officials.

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

The accident occurred at the north edge of the White river bridge and more than a city block from the King home which is located on the west side of the road.

The story as given to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, and Sheriff Kora E. Davis by Bixler at the county jail was to the effect that:

Bixler helps operate the Cottage Corner filling station north of Winchester on state road 27. Being alone at the time, having no business because of the rain, Bixler decided to return to Winchester. He said he drove about 50 miles an hour in his 1937 Oldsmobile.

At the north edge of the White river bridge, just north of the Overmyer foundry, Bixler said a man walked across in front of his southbound car. The impact was instantaneous and he had no time to apply brakes to his car.

"The windshield wipers failed to work and what seemed to me to be an overcoat passed along the front of the car," he told the coroner.

Bixler then drove to the Ramsey filling station within the city limits, told employes there he had hit a man and to call the sheriff. He was told to go to the home on the left and call. Bixler did , telling the people there to notify the sheriff, then driving back to the north and of the bridge, but said he could see no one.

Another car came along, Bixler stated. It, a Dodge, turned around and came back and put a spotlight on a man lying at the west side of the road, north of the bridge and beside a pile of gravel.

"I went over and supposed he was dead," Bixler said, adding that the two "fellows" in the Dodge car jumped out and said "that wasn't him." He didn't know the meaning of this remark, he told the officers, nor did he know who the men were.

Winchester officers arrived on the scene, as well as the Summers ambulance and sheriff.

The police, he said, told him to come to the station in Winchester, so he drove north, turned around and headed toward Winchester when the sheriff stopped him because "I had only one light."

The machine's right front fender came into contact with Mr. King, throwing the body up over the hood and into the windshield.

Mr. King's body was taken to the Summers funeral home, where an examination showed he suffered a skull fracture, broken neck, multiple leg fractures and other injuries.

Mr. King is survived by the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Voisinet of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, William and Louis of Winchester and Charles and Walter of Connersville, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Crawford of Winchester.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home, Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1942

Clifton Jackson, 53, passes away.

B. Clifton Jackson, 53, died at noon Wednesday at his home three miles east of Deerfield.

Surviving are the wife, two children, Herbert Jackson of east of Deerfield and Mrs. Lee Huffman of Winchester, and two grandchildren, Robert Lee and Mary Jeanette.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Five Points church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 6, 1942

David Curry dies at Richmond.

David Curry, 73, well-known resident of Winchester, died early Thursday morning at a Richmond hospital after a long illness.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ida Curry; one daughter, Miss Hesta Curry of New York City; one son, D. E. (English) Curry of Chicago, and a brother, Simeon Curry of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be made following the arrival in Winchester of the widow who is now in Florida.

[Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Winchester Methodist church, Rev. Leo McKinley officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 7, 1942

William Lawrence stroke victim.

Following a paralytic stroke suffered about three weeks ago, William H. Lawrence, 63, electrician and specialist in motor repairing, died Friday at 3 p. m. at his residence, 337 Division street, Union City, O.

The deceased was born in Union City, Ind., the son of George W. and Orphah D. (Longnecker) Lawrence, and attended the West Side schools. He was united in marriage with Ethel Dudley, and to this union two children were born. Both are now deceased.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. H. L. Welker, of Union City; one nephew, Kenneth Welker, Union City, and one niece, Mrs. Kitty Tylor of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City, with Rev. J. T. Killion officiating. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 7, 1942

Unusual accident takes life of Winchester baby.

Ronnie, curly haired, brown eyed, dimpled, two and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Markham, is dead - victim of a tragic accident in the basement of his home, 600 1/2 West Franklin street, Winchester. His tiny body lay last night at the Summers funeral home, where he was taken after strangulation had taken his life.

Ronald Gene (Ronne) and his four-year-old brother, Freddie, were playing alone in the basement of the Markham home when the tragedy occurred. As told by a tearful older brother, Ronnie and he had gone to the basement to build a tent out of a blanket and a wagon. There was a washing machine in one corner near some built-in shelves. The washer was empty and the mother had taken off the sharp-edged lid and hung it on the wall, leaving nothing but the empty washer frame.

There was a roll of linoleum on the floor by the wall and Ronnie, said by his mother to be an adventuresome youngster, stood on the roll of linoleum and reached for the edge of the washer to pull himself up. The washer standing on an incline, moved slightly and swung around, catching Ronnie's head at the edge of the wringer.

He dangled there, his feet about three or four inches from the floor and was there when his mother released him from his death trap.

Freddie, in the meantime, ran upstairs crying; :"Mommy, Ronnie's still, come quick," at the same time trying to pull a dining room chair to the entrance to the basement.

Mrs. Markham rushed to the basement, released her baby, wrapped him in a blanket and rushed to a neighbor's home, then to a doctor's office. But it was too late - Ronnie was dead, victim of one of the most unusual accidents in Winchester's history.

Mrs. Markham had given her two sons permission to play in the basement after changing her mind about going after an 11 year-old daughter at school because of the rain. Backing the family car out of the garage, Mrs. Markham decided to remain at home inasmuch as the rain had practically stopped, returning to the house and giving her boys permission to play in the cellar.

The father is an employe of the Overmyer Mould foundry, coming here from Pennsylvania. His wife and children came to Winchester to make their home last May.

Surviving Ronnie are two brothers, Ray Alton, 6, and Freddie, 4; one sister, Fern, 11, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Markham of Beeson drive, Winchester.

The body will be returned to the residence this evening.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Summers funeral home in charge of Rev. McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 7, 1942

Father of local woman dies; Darke native.

Jacob H. Brining, 88, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, died at 2:30 a. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Inez Schwierking, near the Otterbein church, four miles southeast of New Madison. He had been bedfast since last July.

Mr. Brining was born in Wabash township and for many years was active in farming pursuits in the Brock vicinity.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Evelyn M. Kemp, of Union City; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, of Rossburg.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church at Brock. Burial will be in the Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 10, 1942

Effie Simmons passes away.

Death claimed Mrs. Edar Simmons, 70, Sunday shortly before midnight at her home, one and one-half miles northwest of Union City on the Lisbon road. She was a native of Darke county, Ohio, and had lived all of her life in the Union City community.

The deceased was born on August 16, 1871, on the Wildcat road, southeast of Union City, Effie Mae Warner, daughter of George and Albina (Skidmore) Warner. She attended the Mt. Holly school in Jackson township, Indiana, and was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband, Edar, are two sons, Gleemer Simmons of Union City, and Glade Simmons, Union City rural route; twon sisters, Mrs. I. N. Mangas and Mrs. O. L. Hindsley, both of Union City; two brothers, Elvin Warner, of Chicago, and Jesse Warner, of Union City, and three grandchildren, Royce, Loanna and Linda Lou of Union City.

Mr. and Mrs. Simmons would have observed their fifty-first wedding anniversary on February 28.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile, assisted by Rev. Earl Lantz, officiating. Burial will follow in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will remain at the Brooks funeral home where fiends may call after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1942

Death claims woman, age 67.

Mrs. Elizabeth Courtney, 67, wife of William Courtney, residing six miles east of Deerfield, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday evening.

Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Margaret Karn, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary O'Dell, of Union City, Mrs. Bessie Kelley of Auburn and Mrs. Cora Cox of Indianapolis and one brother, Ed Williams of Traverse City, Mich.

The body will remain at the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville until time for the funeral, which will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at Praise Chapel at New Pittsburg, with the burial in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1942

Plan rites Thursday for Mrs. Dora Hoke.

Mrs. Dora Hoke, 62, wife of Oscar Hoke, well known Wayne township, Darke county farmer, died at 6:15 p. m. Monday at her home, four miles west of Versailles, after an illness of several months duration. Death was attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke.

Mrs. Hoke had been an active member of the Versailles Methodist church for several years.

Besides the husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Reeser, of Dayton; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Noel Byard, of near Union City, and a brother, Chester Worch, of Dayton, O.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Versailles Methodist church. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 13, 1942

Plan Bowman rites Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle K. Bowman, 79, widow of the late Judge D. W. Bowman, Greenville whose body was recovered from the Greenville creek late Wednesday afternoon following a six-day search, will be held in Greenville Saturday.

The services are to be conducted from the St. Paul's Episcopal church at 2 p. m. with Rev. Raymond S. Ottensmeyer of Denniston, Texas, formerly of Greenville, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Philip Hull, church rector. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

No trace has ever been found as to where Mrs. Bowman entered the creek, but authorities doubt that she jumped from the Ohio street bridge. Due to high water over the weekend as a result of heavy rains, they claim that the body could have been carried a considerable distance by the swift current.

When found she was lying face downward on the tiny island, and was almost completely covered by broken tree limbs and other debris washed down the stream.

Her husband, D. W. Bowman, former judge of the Darke county common pleas court, died in 1919. A daughter, Helen, also preceded her in death.

In addition to two brothers, L. E. Kerlin, Greenville, and J. R. Kerlin, Iowa City, she leaves three sons, George, of Greenville; Robert, of Columbus, and David, of Cincinnati.

Mrs. Bowman was a member of a very prominent Darke county family. Her parents were the late William K. and Hannah B (Jeffries) Kerlin. During an eventful career her father served two terms as treasurer of Darke county and organized the Second Nation bank, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1942

Union City Lawyer Killed - 5 are hurt. - Clyde N. Chattin, 56, fatally injured in train--automobile crash.

Clyde N. Chattin, 56, prominent Union City attorney, was killed instantly and five of six West Side school girls riding with him were severely injured about 10:05 last night when their machine was struck at the Howard street crossing in Union City by an eastbound New York Central freight train.

The injured: Ann Chattin, 15, skull fracture and deep laceration at base of skull. Condition critical.

Shirley Schoenfeld, 14, broken hip, possible broken back, leg abrasions.

Janet Kantner, 15, broken neck, possible skull fracture, facial multilations.

Peggy Huffer, 14, double fracture of each thigh, pelvic injuries, scalp wounds.

Eileen Chattin, 14, facial lacerations, shock. Not admitted to hospital.

Maxine Webb, 14, broken right collar bone, left knee injury, shock, bruises. Dismissed from the hospital.

The accident occurred as the group was returning from the Union City-Lynn basketball game played in the later city. According to reports made by Harry Hueber and James Ruby, Union City West Side night officers, who investigated, Mr. Chattin, driving his Studebaker coach, had stopped at the crossing to await the pulling out of No. 31, New York Central westbound passenger train, which had stopped at the station and thus blocked the street. It is believed that when the passenger train pulled out and cleared the crossing, Mr. Chattin failed to see the eastbound freight , No. 96, approaching on the south track. The Chattin car was headed north.

The train struck the machine at the rear left wheel, and carried it eastward along the track approximately 75 feet. The automobile was demolished.

Mr. Chattin was believed to have died instantly from a broken neck. None of the passengers was thrown from the wrecked car. All of the girls, excepting Eileen Chattin, who escaped with minor injuries, were rushed to the Union City hospital.

The injured girls, members of the eighth and freshman grades in the West Side school, were Ann and Eileen, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Chattin, North Howard street; Shirley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Schoenfeld, West Division street; Janet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kantner, North Howard street; Maxine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Webb., West Division street, and Peggy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Huffer.

The train which struck the car was conducted by F. McIntire. Earl Dusing was the engineer.

Clyde N. Chattin was born in 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Chattin in Martin county. He attended and was graduated from the Shoals high school and earned his A. B. degree in 1912 and L. L. B. from Indiana university the following year. He was admitted to the Monroe county bar in 1913.

From 1909 until 1911 he was principal of the Shoals high school and from 1911 until 1913 he served as superintendent of the same school.

In 1914 he began his practice of law in Winchester and in 1915 he was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Rogers, of Shoals. In February, 1916, he joined the law firm of Schockney and Schockney. In 1924 he was joined by Russell E. Wise, creating a partnership known as Chattin & Wise.

Prominent in many of the community's civic affairs, Mr. Chattin served six years as a member of the West Side board of education. For three of the years he was president of the board, which also was at the time of the building of the present school structure.

He was the immediate past president of the Randolph County Bar association, a member of the Darke County, O, Bar association, was a Royal Arch Mason, member of the Union City country club, Rotary club, F. P. O. E., Gamma Eta Gamma honorary law fraternity and Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity.

He served one term under Harry G. Leslie as a member of the state farm board. At Indiana university he won his letter as a member of the basketball team.

Surviving besides the widow, Mabel, are three daughters, Mrs. Austin Cole, of New York City; Eileen and Ann, at home; two sons, Robert and William, both medical students at Indiana university, Bloomington; one brother and several sisters.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Arrangements will be completed today.

[Funeral services were held on Monday at the residence in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1942

Death claims Dora Wise, 77.

Dora Wise, 77, died at the home of her son, Harry C. Wise, seven miles northeast of Lynn at about 3:30 a. m. Friday, having been ill one week.

She is survived by the son and three grandchildren, John, Mary Helen, and Roberta.

Last rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spartanburg Methodist church, with Rev. K. Edward Maynard officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation. Friends may call at the home of the son at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1942

Leah A. Lake, 74, passes away.

Mrs. Leah A. Lake, 74, died at her home, 246 East Franklin street, Winchester, Friday afternoon, death following a lingering illness.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Estrella Davis and Miss Alice Lake, both of Winchester; one son, Bruce Lake, of Saratoga; one sister, Mrs. Robert Waltz of Deerfield; four brothers, David Garringer of Portland, Benjamin Garringer of New Pittsburg, Isaac Garringer and Sam Garringer, both of Walloon Lake, Mich.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Raymond D. Harris in charge. Interment will be in the Weimer cemetery, north of Saratoga.

The body will remain at the funeral home until after the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1942

Randolph County farmer is suicide - shoot self in heart with .22 rifle.

In ill health for the past two or three weeks, William Fodrea, 61, committed suicide at his farm home northwest of Farmland yesterday morning about 10 o'clock by shooting himself twice in the heart with a .22 calibre rifle. No note was left, according to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, and a physician who had attended him about two weeks ago was expressed surprise at the tragedy.

Mr. Fodrea shot himself while his wife was enroute to the barn; then shot himself a second time.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Clara Turner of Eaton; Mrs. Martha Swingley of Liberty; Mrs. Marguerite Downing; Mrs. Vera Riber and Mrs. Troy Swingley of Parker; Mrs. Elizabeth Stafford of Hartford City and Dorothy at home; three sons, Lee of Modoc, Howard of Muncie and Harry of Parker; two brothers, Russell of Farmland and Phillip of Selma; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gable of Parker and Mrs. Opal Shade of Winchester; and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Union church near Winsor in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1942

H. H. Peelle, 76, native of Lynn, taken by death.

Richmond, Ind., Feb. 15. - Hardin H. (Dick) Peelle, 76, well-known retired merchant and director in the Centerville State bank, died Saturday at 1 p. m. at his home on East Main street, following several weeks of illness. He was born January 7, 1866, at Lynn, and was the son of John and Martha Peelle, pioneers of Wayne and Randolph counties. His father, Rev. John Peelle was a Christian minister his entire life, and was well known by the older people of this section.

Mr. Peele was in the grocery business in Centerville for more than 30 years and upon his retirement from that line, became cashier of the Centerville State bank, which position he held for 10 years. He was also a director of the Doddridge-Beck Casket company of Milton and a director in the local bank at the time of his death. He was always interested in civic affairs and was active in every movement that was for the betterment of the community. He was a member of the Christian church, the Masonic lodge, and Modern Woodman, and had for several years served on the board of trustees of the Methodist church.

He leaves his wife, Isabelle Peelle, and son, James, at home; a son, Robert I. Peelle of Denver, Col.; a daughter, Frances Mae Clark, residing at 1318 Main street, Richmond. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Cynthia Clark, Martha Clark, Tracy Jr. and John Robert Clark, all of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held from the residence in Centerville Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Miss Bessie Buhl in charge, assisted by Rev. Irvin Pusey, pastor of the Methodist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1942

Martindale native is dead.

Martha Viola Miller, 86, widow of the late William T. Miller, died at 10:25 a. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Otho Gordon northwest of Lynn. A native of and prominent in the Martindale community, the deceased had been ill for a week.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Martha Stofer of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; four sons, J. O. of Maryville, Mo., Clyde of near Carlos, Aldis J. (Dutch) of Lynn and Oliver of near Winchester; two brothers, Asa O. Haynes and Frank, both of Modoc; one sister, Mrs. Henry Keller of Muncie; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Revs. Luther Addington of Kokomo and Elvin Thornburg and Earl Mills of Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body has been returned to the Gordon home, where friends are invited to call, from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1942

Vining rites Tuesday at 1:30.

Funeral services for Lissie Vining, wife of Harmon L. Vining, who died at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at her home seven miles north of Union City, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill church on the Jay-Randolph county line with Rev. A. E. Kemp, of Elyra, O., officiating. Burial will be in Green Mound cemetery at Fort Recovery.

The body was returned to the residence Sunday morning from the Willamson & Sons funeral home at Portland.

Mrs. Vining was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Pearson) Emmons and was born in Mercer county, O., November 3, 1880. She was married to Mr. Vining on Oct. 19, 1901. Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Treva, wife of Claude Jones of seven miles north of Union City; a son, Leland Vining of West Lafayette; a sister, Margaret, Wife of Charles Armstrong of Olivet, Mich.; a brother, S. J. Emmons of Morenci, Mich.; two granddaughters and two grandsons. An infant son and a sister are deceased.

A foster son of the Vinings is Dale Kochersperger, who was reared in their home and still remains there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1942

Arthur Dean, 67, passes away; funeral today.

Muncie, Ind., Feb. 17 - Arthur Dean, 67, died yesterday morning in a Richmond hospital after an extended illness. He had lived in Muncie for twenty-five years, coming here from Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Dean; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Reed of Albany, Mrs. Mart Goddy of Elkhart and Mrs. Orville Lykins of Muncie; three sons, Charles and John Dean, both of this city, and Bernal Dean of Elkhart; one brother, Homer Dean of Saratoga; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Caren and Mrs. Laura Houston, both of Union City; twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grand child.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Piepho funeral home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery east of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1942

Elizabeth Fraze claimed by death at Ridgeville.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fraze, 82, widow of the late R. O. Fraze, Ridgeville funeral director for a number of years, passed away at her home in Ridgeville Monday morning following an extended illness.

Survivors are five children, Ora Fraze of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Edna Middleton of Ridgeville, Mrs. Fae Gemmill of Markin, Gertrude and Manilla Fraze at home. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the late residence will Rev. W. O. Powers of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Lawn Dale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 19, 1942

Former local woman dies in California; to return remains.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Wednesday at 6:30 a. m. of Mrs. Fannie B. Ripp, 76, widow of Charles Ripp, in Ontario, Cal. Death occurred following several years of failing health and one week of critical illness.

The deceased left the Union City community several years ago, following the death of her husband in 1928, to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. Otis Cooper, in Ontario.

Mrs. Ripp was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, on October 20, 1865, the daughter of Jonas and Mary Ann (Hawkins) Lesher. She attended the Jackson township, Darke county Ohio, school and for many years was a devout member of the Rapier Chapel Methodist church in the Lightsville community. She was united in marriage at her home in Jackson township with Charles Ripp in 1890.

The body will be returned to Union City later this week, after which funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Fraze funeral home, will be completed.

[Funeral services were held on Monday at the Albert Ripp (a son) residence, seven miles northeast of Union City, conducted by Rev. Noble Schlechty officiated. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery. Also surviving are another son, Kenneth Ripp, of Tippicanoe City, O., and one brother Charles Lesher, North Howard street, Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 19, 1942

Mrs. Laura Ludy claimed by death.

Following a serious illness of only six weeks, Mrs. Laura Angelene Ludy, 84, died Wednesday at 9 a. m. at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Martin Koontz, 326 North Howard street, Union City.

For the past 37 years, until her removal six weeks ago to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ludy had lived at her residence at 334 North Union street, Union City.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio on August 26, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cook. She spent most of her life in the Union City community and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church, the Esther Sunday school class, Missionary and Ladies Aid societies. Her husband, Harve Ludy, died in 1910.

Survivors include two children, Mrs. Thomas Bedford and Mrs. Martin Koontz, of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Dora Lowe, of Clayton, O., and two brothers, O. B. Cook, of San Jose, Cal., and C. E. Cook, of Greenfield.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home on North Union street, Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the Union City United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home to view the remains.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1942

Johnson Rites to be held today.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Jacob Johnson, 62, who died Saturday at 9:15 a. m. in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. Mr. Johnson resided at 249 Caroline street, Union City, O.

He was born northwest of Union City, near Mt. Holly, on December 16, 1879, the son of George and Mary Ann (Clawson) Johnson. He attended the Mt. Holly school and on August 22, 1910, was united in marriage with Adeline Meeks in Greenville. She has been deceased since 1931.

Mr. Johnson had been a railroad employe since 1909, and of recent years had been a crossing watchman. He had spent his entire life in the Union City community.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Johnson, of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. John Elder, of Winchester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mandy Ellen Trout, of Columbus, O.; three step-sons, Jess Beety, of Columbus, O.; Clifford Beety, of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Walter Beety, of Warren; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Bickel, of Union City; Mrs. Ida Haughey, of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Bessie Pauloris, of Sioux City, Iowa, and four brothers, Baker Johnson, Joseph Johnson and Thomas Johnson, of Union City, and William Johnson of Ridgeville.

Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate at the services today. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be returned to the funeral home from the residence to lie in state one hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1942

County native dies in Portland.

Portland, Ind., Feb. 23. - Martha Jane Manning, 77, of 216 West Water street, Portland, passed away at the Jay County hospital about 4:30 a. m. Monday where she had been taken Sunday evening, for treatment for arthritis and complications with which she had suffered for 14 years.

She was born September 6, 1866, in Randolph county and was the daughter of Joseph and Willia (Austin) Robinson. On July 1, 1866, she was married to Charles W. Manning who survives.

About three years ago the family moved from a farm home four miles north of Saratoga to Portland where they have resided since. Besides the husband she is survived by five sons and one daughter; Claude L. of Richmond, Raymond of Bryant, Roy K. of Gaston, Mary, wife of Lee Ward of Muncie, Carl E. of Dayton, and Noel W. of Muncie; two brothers, James and Harry Robinson, both of Richmond; twenty-three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Four daughters, one son, the late William Manning of Union City and two sisters are deceased.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home, Portland, and funeral services will be held there Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry of the Reformed church of New Pittsburg where she had been a member for a number of years. The interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery, northeast of Lynn.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1942

Ella Walters rites conducted;

Portland, Ind., Feb. 23. - Funeral services for Miss Ella Walters, 82, who died at her home on East Walnut street, Portland, at 1:10 o'clock last Friday afternoon, were held at 10:30 a. m. yesterday at the East Main Street Congregational Christian church, Rev. Otto Hollowell, the pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. C. F. Baldwin, pastor of the Six Mile church near Bluffton. Burial was in the Salem cemetery. The Baird funeral home was in charge.

Miss Walters was a daughter of Abraham and Mary (Evans) Walters, and was born in Madison township, February 3, 1860. She was never married. Miss Walters and a sister, Zora Walters, had lived in Portland since 1895.

She is survived by two sisters and one brother; Zora Walters, with whom she lived; Alice, wife of G. W. Fields, of Winchester; and L. L. Walters, of Madison township.

Miss Walters was an active member of the East Main street church, and for several years was a teacher of the women's bible class.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1942

Death claims Lawrence Lyons.

Lawrence M. Lyons, 70, well-known Union City restaurant proprietor, died Sunday at 9:30 p. m. in the Randolph county hospital in Winchester. He had been seriously ill for the past 10 days.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyons had operated "Lawrence and Mary's" restaurant on North Columbia street in Union City for the past several years. He had been in the restaurant business off and on, for approximately twenty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Lyons made their home at the residence of Mrs. Charles Proctor, 317 North Columbia street.

The deceased was born in Dayton, O., on January 14, 1872, the son of Thomas and Margaret (Cullin) Lyons. Both parents were natives of Ireland. As a youth he moved with his parents to Darke county where he attended the Flory school, east of Hillgrove. He was a member of the St. Mary's church and Knights of Columbus lodge.

He was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Spring in the Union City Catholic church on December 30, 1894. It was the second marriage ceremony to be performed in the church following its erection.

Surviving besides the widow, Mary, are two sons, James Lyons, of Union City, and Thomas Lyons, of Ft. Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Dillon, of Union City, and Mrs. Katherine Strait, of Ft. Wayne; one brother, Thomas Lyons, of Union City; four [?] sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Russ and Mrs. Margaret Kelly, both of Dayton, O.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Aquinas M. Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery north of the city.

Mr. Lyons had been admitted to the county hospital from the home of his son, James, four days prior to his death.

The body was returned Monday evening from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the home of James Lyons, 627 West Pearl street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1942

Wisner funeral planned today.

Funeral services for Mrs. George W. Wisner, 68, who died Sunday at 1:30 a. m. will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CWT) today in the Waterhouse United Brethren church, with Rev. Will Frank, assisted by Rev. Royer, officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body was returned Monday evening from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence in the Jackson, O., community, Union City route 5.

The deceased was born Mary Etta Spitler, daughter of William and Priscilla (Toman) Spitler, in Darke Co., O., on April 15, 1873. She later attended the Thomas school in Montgomery county, O., and then returned to become a graduate of the Union City East Side high school and Otterbein college. She was united in marriage with George W. Wisner at the home of her parents in the Jackson community on August 1, 1895. She was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the husband, George, are one daughter, Mrs. John B. [Mary Lucille] Tetlow, at home; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Armstrong, Union City; two half-sisters, Mrs. Clara Ludy, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Joseph Wickersham, Union City rural route, and two grandchildren, Genevieve and John Beath Tetlow, Jr. One daugher, Marion Virginia died in 1904.

Mr. and Mrs. Wisner spent the period between 1900 and 1935 in Anderson, returning in the later year to the present home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 25, 1942

Lingering illness proves fatal.

Paul Henry Edwards, 40, a baker by occupation, died at 10:30 o'clock Monday night in the General hospital at Cincinnati after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Modoc Nazarene church in charge of Rev. J. Walter Martin, with burial in the Salem cemetery. The body will remain at the Reynard mortuary in Modoc until time for the last rites.

Surviving are the wife, Lucy; the mother, Mrs. Bell Edwards of Modoc; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Tennyson, Ind.; four half-sisters, Mrs. Grace Sayers and Mrs. Emma Moist of Union City, Mrs. Clara Daugherty of Muncie and Mrs. Lou Jordan of Modoc; four half-brothers, Macy Ross of Union City, Jesse Ross of Modoc, Harry Ross of Muncie and H. E. Edwards of Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1942

Former resident of Lynn is dead.

Mrs. Rachel M. Tevis, 87, former resident of Lynn, died at her home in Akron, Ohio, at 7 p. m. Tuesday after an illness of ten days duration.

Surviving are one son, Paul, a lieutenant commander with the naval forces in South America; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Cooper of Lynn; one brother, Isaac Meredith of Mooreland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 10 a. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1942

James Keltner dies at Lockland.

Funeral services for James A. Keltner, 85, retired blacksmith, who died at the home of a son, Bert, in Lockland, Ohio Tuesday evening, will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. (CWT) at the Brooks mortuary in Union City in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

Mr. Keltner, who had been in failing health for some time, for many years was a blacksmith at Keltner's Corner on the Ohio-Indiana state line four miles north of Union City and at one time operated a shop in Union City. He was a native of Darke county, O.

Mr. Keltner attended the Mississinewa township schools in Darke county and was a member of the Lisbon church.

Surviving are three sons, Bert, at whose home he died, Roy of Dayton and Fred of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Perry Martin, and one brother, Charles, both of Champaign, Ill.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 27, 1942

Jannes Elaine Capron will be buried in Fountain Park cemetery.

Graveside services for Jannes Elaine Capron, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paris Capron of near Winchester, who died at the Randolph County hospital at 2:45 a. m. Thursday, will be conducted by Rev. Roll Marsh at Fountain Park cemetery Friday morning at 10 o'clock.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, at home and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Capron of near Winchester and Chris Kauffman of Saratoga.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 27, 1942

County native dies in Michigan.

Mrs. Clyde Sierer, 53, native and for most of her life a resident of Darke county, O., died Thursday morning at her residence near Coldwater, Mich. She had resided there for the past 18 months. Prior to moving to Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Sierer were residents of the Lightsville community.

Surviving besides the husband, Clyde, are one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Bromagen, 529 West Pearl street, Union City; one sister, Mrs. Ira Eichelberger, of Ansonia rural route 1; two brothers, C. E. Nichols, of Bellefontaine, O., and W. W. Nichols, of Indianapolis and one granddaughter.

The son-in-law, daughter, and granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bromagen and daughter, left Union City Thursday afternoon for Coldwater. It has not been decided whether or not the body would be returned for burial.

Funeral arrangements will be completed later.

Mrs. Sierer had been in ill health for a number of years. Her condition had become worse in the past five months.

Obituary - March 5, 1942 - Olga Omega Nichols, daughter of Elmer and Ellen Nichols, was born in Union City, Indiana, April 15th, 1888, and departed this life at her late home here in California Township, Branch County, Michigan, at the age of 53 years, 10 months, 1 week and 3 days, on February 26th, 1942.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Clyde Sierer, May 23rd, 1905. To this union two children were born; one having preceded her to the great beyond many years ago.

Mrs. Sierer is survived by her husband, Clyde, and one daughter, Mrs. Verila Ellen Bromagen of Union City, Indiana. Mrs. Sierer is also survived by two brothers, and one sister; Charles Nichols, Bellfontaine, Ohio, Alta Eichelberger, Ansonia, Ohio, Web Nichols, Indianapolis, Indiana.

She is also survived by one granddaughter, Grace Marie Bromagen, and a host of friends and other relatives. Mrs. Sierer has been a member of the United Brethren church for many, many years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 28, 1942

Dick Fowler is dead at Lynn.

Clarence "Dick" Fowler, 67, Lynn restaurant owner, died suddenly Friday at 9 a. m. at his home in Lynn. His health had been failing for several months.

The deceased had operated a restaurant there 36 years and with one exception had been in business in Lynn longer than any other man.

Surviving are the wife, Pearl; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Robbins of Lynn and Mrs. Mildred Wood of Hollywood, Fla.; three grandchildren, Richard Fowler of Richmond and Louis E. and Marilyn Ann Robbins of Lynn; one half-brother, Harrison Hogatt, Mrs. Silas Brown and Mrs. Vernon Elleman, all of Los Angeles, Cal.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. M. G. Long. Friends may call anytime.

[This is a garbled article. The last two listed survivors could be sisters or half-sisters.]

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