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

Union City woman passes away.

Death, following an illness of three months, claimed the life of Miss Margaret C. Horrigan, 55, Sunday at 1 a. m. at her residence, 324 Clifford avenue, Union City.

A native of Randolph county, the deceased was born on April 14, 1886, the daughter of Maurice and Margaret (Stack) Horrigan, both natives of Ireland. She attended the Union City parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's church. She never married. At one time she was employed as housekeeper, and in recent years had been a housekeeper. She spent her entire life in the Union City community.

Surviving are one brother, Jonhn Horrigan, of Union City rural route; one sister, Miss Mary Horrigan, at home; three nephews and two nieces.

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

Friends may view the remains at the residence after 4 p. m. today at which time the body will be removed there from the Brooks funeral home.

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

County native taken by death.

Robert Lindsey Price, 82, retired Randolph county farmer and one-time Union City justice of the peace, died Saturday night following an extended illness at the home of a son, Oliver, at Osborn, O.

The deceased was born in Randolph county on December 25, 1859, the son of John and Sarah (Dixon) Price. He attended the Harrisville school and was a member of the Christian church. He had made his home for the past three years with his son in Osborn, his health having declined at that time. He last made his home on North State Line when a resident of the Union City community, and was employed as a real estate broker.

He was united in marriage at East St. Louis, Ill, on June 20, 1886, with Constance May Herrott, now deceased..

Surviving are three children, Charles L. Price, of Cincinnati; Walter R. Price, of Dayton, and Oliver Price, of Osborn; two brothers, John R. Price, of Union City, and George E. Price, of Parker, and one sister, Mrs. Barbara E. Burk, of Union City.

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

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

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

Daughter of local man dies at home near New Madison, O.

Mrs. Amy Beatty, 45, wife of Chester Beatty, died at 8:30 p. m. at her home three miles southeast of New Madison, after a lingering illness.

She leave the husband; three sons, Ralph, of Greenville, and Carl and Elmer, at home; one grandchild; two brothers and three sisters.

Also surviving is her father Franklin Engel, of Union City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Ft. Jefferson Methodist church with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in the Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando, Storch Funeral Home records, New Madison, gives her name as Amy Lucretia Beatty, born Apr. 3, 1896, the daughter of Franklin Riegel and Elizabeth Uhlhorn.]

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

Lydia Melhorn passes away.

Seriously ill for the past two months, Mrs. Lydia Melhorn, 78, died Monday at 4:45 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Fox, 120 West Chestnut street, Union City.

Mrs. Melhorn was born in Phillipsburg, O., the daughter of George and Abigal (Studebaker) Beachler. She attended the schools in that vicinity. She had been a member of the Church of the Brethren for the past 45 years. In 1889 she was united in marriage in Urbana, O., with Rudolph Melhorn, who has been deceased since 1906.

Mrs. Melhorn moved from DeGraff, O. in 1913 to Union City, where she had resided since.

Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Fox, at whose home she died, are one son, Charles Stutz, of Miami, Fla.; one grandson, Raymond Fox, of Union City and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Weimer.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, with Rev. Albert Beachler, of Lewisburg, O. in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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

Death claims Charles Lantz.

Charles Edward Lantz, 60, died Monday evening at the home of a brother, Rev. Earl Lantz, 15 West Oak street, Union City, where he had made his home for the past year.

The deceased was born in Greenville, O., on October 20, 1881, the son of James and Matilda (Bell Hartzell) Lantz. He attended the Brown township, Darke county school No. 8. He was a member of the Christian church.

Mr. Lantz made his home from 1923 until 1941 with a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Daubenmyer, in Detroit, Mich. He never married.

Surviving besides Mrs. Daubenmyer and Rev. Earl Lantz, sister and brother, is another brother, Alva Lantz of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p. m. in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City. Burial will be in the Greenville city cemetery.

The body will be removed to the Earl Lantz residence Wednesday noon, where friends may call until the time of the funeral when the remains will be returned to the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Emma Niswander dies at home; ill four weeks.

Mrs. Emma Niswander, 76, died at 10:40 o'clock Sunday night at her home, 115 North Sycamore street, following an illness of four weeks. She was the widow of Benjamin Niswander, who died February 17, 1925.

Surviving are one son, Earl, of Shirley, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. May Mikesell, Mrs. Opal Blocker and Mrs. Golda Welker, all of Union City, and Mrs. Lula Mendenhall of Sidney, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Clara Fryer of Dayton, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Niswander were married in the Buckhorn Sawmill community, northeast of Union City, on December 1, 1881. The deceased was born near Greenville and attended the Greenville schools. She was a member of the Union City U. B. church and charter member of the Belva Rebecca lodge of Union City. Her parents were William and Mary (Steinmetz) Black.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. (CWT) at the Brooks funeral home, where the body was taken for burial preparation. Rev. D. G. Berkebile will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Former local woman dies.

Funeral services for Mrs. James H. (Josie) Hindsley, 62, who died Saturday morning of a heart attack at her home, 400 North Madison street, Muncie, will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Piepho chapel in Muncie.

Mrs. Hindsley helped her daughter, Cleo, prepare for a trip to Evansville to attend a women's bowling meet, and after the daughter left, Mrs. Hindsley collapsed.

Mr. and Mrs. Hindsley left the Union City community 24 years ago to make their home in Muncie. She was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving besides the daughter, Cleo, are the husband, James H. Hindsley, and another daughter, Mrs. Iva Simmons, of Muncie; three brothers, Jess, Roy and Ira Anders, all of the Union City community, and two sisters, Mrs. L. P. Heuss of Wayne township, near Union City, and Mrs. Ollie Stevens, of Manchester, O.

Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate at the services today. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery, north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Harshman rites this afternoon.

Funeral services for Otho N. Harshman, 40, Saratoga oil agent who died in the Randolph County hospital early Saturday morning, will be conducted this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Saratoga Methodist church in charge of Revs. H. T. Miller and D. R. Lusk. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

Friends may call at the home prior to the last rites.

Mr. Harshman had been an oil agent in Saratoga for eight years and was a member of the Modern Woodman's lodge.

Surviving are the wife, Pauline; two daughters, Joyce and Janice, and one son, William, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harshman of Richmond, and a sister, Mrs. Ezra Longnecker of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Death claims Mrs. John Clark

Mrs. John Clark, 64, a native of Darke county, O., died Sunday at 11 a. m. at her residence, 415 North Plum street, Union City, following an extended illness.

The deceased was born Nellie Caldwell, daughter of David and Margaret (Hindsley) Caldwell, on August 17, 1877, in the Raper Chapel community. She attended the township schools and in September, 1900 was united in marriage with John Clark.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Union City Christian church, the Research club and a former member of the Needlecraft club. She had lived most of her life in the Raper Chapel and Union City communities.

Surviving besides the husband, John, are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph McNinch, of Washington, D. C.; one sister, Louise Caldwell, of Long Beach, Cal.; one brother, Joseph Caldwell, of Union City, and one grandson, Joseph McNinch, Jr.

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

[Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Wednesday. No burial location is given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Union City woman mourns death of father.

Jacob Rhoades, 72, a retired Greenville township farmer, dropped dead at 7 p. m. Friday in his late residence, 621 E. Fourth street, from the effects of a heart attack. He had lived in Greenville for the last seven years.

Surviving are his wife, Celina; one son, Clarence, of Greenville rural route; Four daughters, Mrs. Lewis Grote and Mrs. Elmer Knick, both of Greenville; Mrs. Harry Abel, Union City, and Mrs. Chalmer Knick, of Greenville rural route.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p. m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran church with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 9, 1942

Heart attack proves fatal.

A heart ailment of more than five weeks claimed the life of Mrs. George M. Denniston, 56, Saturday at 1:30 a. m. in the Wayne hospital at Greenville. She had been admitted to the hospital five days prior to her death. Mr. and Mrs. Denniston were residents of the Teegarden community, nine miles northeast of Union City in Darke county.

The deceased was born Verda May Boone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Boone, north of the Lisbon community in Jackson township, Randolph county. She attended the Lisbon school and was a member of the Lisbon church until she moved to the Teegarden community when she became a member of the Teegarden church. She also was a member of the Dorcas club of the latter church.

She was united in marriage with George Denniston on December 24, 1906, at the home of her parents, north of Lisbon.

Surviving besides the husband, George M., are the mother, Mrs. William Boone, of Union City; one son, Herschel C. Denniston, and his wife, Lucille, of near Ansonia; one daughter, Lorraine, at home, and one sister, Mrs. George M. (Echo) Wachter, of Union Bridge, Md.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in the Teegarden church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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

[Obituary, March 16 adds she was the daughter of William and Mary Etta (Davis) Boone. She was born May 25, 1885 in Paulding County, Ohio. Also surviving are one niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Boone Scofield and one nephew, Mr. Robert Taylor of Greenville. Other dates and information presented here.]

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

Death claims Jerry Harshman.

Pneumonia, aggravated by complications, claimed the life of Jerry Lee Harshman, 13 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harshman, 224 North High street, Union City, Monday at 3:35 p. m. in the Union City hospital. The infant underwent surgery Saturday in a vain attempt to save his life.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harshman, of Spartanburg; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mullen, South Columbia street, Union City; a great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Harter, Union City; a great-grandfather, Curtis Mullen, of Union City, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. D. G. Berkebile of Union City officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body was removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the Lester Harshman residence in Spartanburg, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 12, 1942

Celina death mourned by local brothers,

William and Frank Bixler, of Union City, are mourning the death of a brother, Fred Bixler, which occurred at 10 p. m. Tuesday at the Gibbons hospital in Celina, O. He was a resident of Touvelle street in that city.

Surviving besides the two brothers in Union City are the widow and one daughter. Charles Bixler, another brother, died in the same hospital just four weeks ago.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Prominent Versailles Banker Passes Away.

August F. Prakel, 75, prominent Versailles banker and civic leader, died at 4:30 a. m. Wednesday after a year's illness. Death occurred at his residence, 401 East Main street, in the neighboring town.

Surviving are his wife, Eva; one son, Homer and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ward, both of Versailles, and five sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services are to be conducted from Trinity Lutheran church, Versailles, at 2:30 p. m. Saturday with Rev. John Slater, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

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

O. O. Bly, 76, dies in hospital.

Osceola O. Bly, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Huntsville community , died Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Randolph County hospital. Death followed a long illness.

Survivors include the wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Barnett, of Modoc; one sister, Mrs. W. J. Botkin, of Farmland; one brother, Frank J. Bly of Converse, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the Huntsville church, with Rev. K. E. Maynard of Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed Friday afternoon from the Reynard funeral home at Modoc to the residence in Huntsville.

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

Carrie Ohler dies at Eaton, O.

Miss Carrie Ohler, 60, former Union City resident, died Friday at her residence in Eaton, O. Miss Ohler left the Union City community approximately 16 years ago.

The deceased was born 60 years, 7 months and 22 days prior to her death at Springhill, O., south of Union City in Darke county, the daughter of Reuben and Rosa Ohler.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Ross, of Eaton, Col.; Mrs. Ollie Flory, and Mrs. C. T. Paerry, both of Richmond, and one brother, Luther Ohler, of New Westerville, O.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Kessler funeral home, New Paris, O., at 2 p. m. (EWT) Monday. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery Monday.

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

Adda May Sauer, 65, native of Deerfield, is dead in Richmond.

Richmond, Ind, March 13 - Mrs. Adda May Sauer, 65, died Thursday at her home, 117 North Easthaven avenue. She was born July 26, 1876, in Deerfield and was a member of the First English Lutheran church.]

Survivors include the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Alpha Ayres and Mrs. Edith Weidman of this city; two brothers, Theodore Brouse of Lynn and William Brouse of Fountain City.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Unser & Walterman funeral home in charge of Rev. Frank Hurst. Burial in Lutherania cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Set Winterrowd rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Emma Jane Winterrowd, 72, widow of the late Albert L. Winterrowd, died at 4 a. m. Saturday at her home at 402 East Water street, Greenville, after an illness of ten months duration. Her husband died in October, 1925.

Mrs. Winterrowd was a member of the Woodington Christian church.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harold Bayman, Greenville route 4; six sons, Waldo, of Versailles; Lawrence and Harold, both of Columbus; Lowell, at home; Glen of Palestine, and Rodney, of Pine Camp, N. Y.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There also are two step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Rigabee, of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Lena Eddington, of Burkettsville; one step-son, Earl, of South Bend; eight step-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, where friends may call.

Services will be held there at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Jan. 31, 1870 in Darke Co., the daughter of Benjamin Hufnagle and Sophia Lindemuth, both also born in Darke Co.]

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

Emma Wilkerson, Union City native, dies in Portland.

Portland, Ind., March 16 - (Monday) - Mrs. Emma Wilkerson, 77, native of Union City, died at 12:20 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. N. Shockney at the Walnut street Church of Christ parsonage. She had been in failing health for several months, coming to Portland from Union City last November to live with her daughter.

Mrs. Wilkerson was born near Union City on September 26, 1864, the daughter of Jefferson and Mary Mason. She was married at Union City in October of 1883 to Samuel A. Wilkerson, who died 21 years ago last November.

Funeral services have not been arranged, but they will be conducted in Union City, where she was a prominent member of the First Christian church.

Surviving are five children, other than the daughter at whose home she died; Newton A. Wilkerson of Winchester, Robert of Portland, Mrs. Peter Dennerlein of Springfield, O., Mrs. Fred S. Hamer, of New York city and Mrs. Ernest Johnson of Chicago; two brothers, Thomas Mason of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Benjamin Mason of Union City; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kintner of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Glen Warren of Birmingham, Ala.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the First Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Ray Harris of Winchester. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

C. Bert Ingle dies in hospital.

C. Bert Ingle, 75, carpenter living three miles northeast of Farmland, died Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital where he had been a patient for three days.

Surviving are the wife, Mary; two sons, Luther of Winchester and Leonard of Farmland; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Woodard of Snow Hill, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters: Mrs. Bonnie Poe of Ridgeville, Mrs. Bert Will of Union City, Mrs. Clara Current of Culver and Martin, Luther and Henry Ingle , all of Chicago.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland, where it will remain until the funeral services. Last rites will be completed today.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Farmland Friends church in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery.]

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

James Jarrett, struck by auto, dies of injuries.

Funeral services for James Courtney (Court) Jarrett, 67, Lynn bridge contractor, who died in Reid Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon from injuries received Wednesday afternoon when he was truck by an automobile while crossing U. S. 40 near Centerville, will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church in Lynn.

The services will be in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard and burial will be in the Goshen cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Lynn after 4 p. m. Sunday.

Mr. Jarrett was struck by an automobile operated by Herman Kutter, 237 South Fifteenth street, Richmond.

Acting Coroner Paul Blossom is conducting an investigation of the Accident.

Mr. Jarrett had been a resident of Lynn for the past 30 years and was well known throughout this section of the state. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.

Survivors beside his widow, Susan E. Jarrett; two sons, Clifford of Boston and John of Lynn; two daughters, Mrs. George Driffill and Mrs. Esther Smith of Richmond; six grandchildren; two brothers, William of Unitile, Fla., and Loren of Webster; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Borton of Webster, Mrs. Mattie Kramer of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mrs. Bertha Alexander of New Paris, Ohio.

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

Mrs. G. Kreider dies; prominent in Darke county.

Mrs. Guy Kreider, 60 died at 11:45 a. m. (CWT) Saturday in the University hospital, Columbus, O., following an illness of less than six weeks. She resided three miles northeast of Union City.

She had undergone surgery three weeks ago for appendicitis and was recuperating very satisfactorily at her home when a blood clot was said to have formed and lodged in her leg. The clot was thought to have been related in no way to the surgery. She was taken on Monday, March 9, to the hospital in Columbus

Mrs. Kreider, born immediately north of Union City, in Randolph county, Indiana, on January 13, 1882, Mabel Simmons, the daughter of John M. and Hannah (Hoke) Simmons, had been a lifelong resident of the Union City community. She was one of the community's most active women, and for many years she had directed plays and pageants.

She had attended the Lisbon school in Jackson township, Randolph county, and was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren. She was a key woman for the Darke county AAA, for nine years a member of the state sta?? of speakers for Ohio Farmer's institutes, a member of the Jackson Grange, Women's Extension council, Farm Bureau Board of Directors; REA Board of Trustees, and a member of the NYA council of Darke county.

Survivors include the husband, Guy; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Elliott; one son, Laverne, both of near Union City; three grandchildren, Laura Elliott, Gail and Hannah Lou Kreider; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Richelberger and Mrs. Robert Williamson, of Union City; three brothers, Charles Simmons, of Union City; Ira, of Idaho, and Aaron, of Florida. One brother, David Simmons, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Willis, are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery northwest of Union City.

The body will remain at the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City until the hour of the services. Friends are being invited to call there to view the remains as the casket will not be opened at the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 17, 1942

Anna Elliott claimed by death.

Mrs. E. N. Elliott, 75, known to her friends as "Anna," died at 5 o'clock Monday evening at her home 911 West Oak street, following a lingering illness. She was returned only a few weeks ago from the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis where she had received medical treatment.

Mrs. Elliott was a very active member and worker in the Union City United Brethren church before her health failed. She was a member of the United Brethren Missionary and Ladies Aid societies and a member of the Esther Sunday school class.

Surviving are two sons, Edward, at home, and Henry, of Chicago; and one brother, Dr. John G. Benson, superintendent of the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Her husband, E. N. Elliott, died several years ago.

Short funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the residence to be followed by rites at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Union City First United Brethren church, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor, and Dr. Benson, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body was removed to the Morris funeral home from where it will be returned to the residence where friends may call Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 17, 1942

Elnora Grim passes away.

Mrs. Elnora Grim, 91, one of the oldest residents of Darke county, died Monday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the home of a son, Russell Grim, five miles east of Union City. She had been ill for the past year.

The deceased was born in Germantown, O., on June 16, 1851, Elnora Wagner, the daughter of John and Mary (Hilt) Wagner. While still a small girl, she moved with her parents to Darke county. She attended the Jackson township, Ohio, schools and later was united in marriage with Noah Grim, now deceased. Mrs. Grim was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the one son, Russell, are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. (EWT) in the Teegarden church with Rev. John Royer officiating.

The body will be returned Wednesday at 10 a. m. (CWT) from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence of the son, where friends may call.

[A later Obituary published March 25th states she was age 90 years and 9 months at her death. Four sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Her marriage to Noah Grimm was in 1886 and only one son, Russell, was born to this union.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 20, 1942

Farmer is found dead in field near Saratoga.

Eli Austin Fields, 78, was found dead in a field near his home one mile north of Saratoga at 7 o'clock last night by his son, Richard. He had gone to the field to burn brush shortly after the evening meal, suffering a heart attack.

A retired lumber man, Mr. Fields had been a lifelong resident of Randolph county and was a member of the Randolph County hospital board.

Surviving are three sons, Richard at home, Percy Merritt, and Noble of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. John [Carol Lorraine] Conley of Fort Wayne and Hazel Fields of Richmond; two brothers, E. L. Fields of Shreveport, La., and Mack of Saratoga; one sister, Mrs. Mina Sipe of Madison, Wis.; and two grandchildren of Fort Wayne.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations. No arrangements had been made last night.

[Funeral services were held Saturday at the Saratoga U. B. church. Revs. D. R. Lusk and H. T. Miller, officiated. Interment was made in the Saratoga cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 20, 1942

Henry Kuhlman, retired farmer, passes away.

Suffering for the past three weeks from a severe heart ailment, Henry Kuhlman, 89, native of Germany and resident of Darke county for the past 82 years, died Thursday at 9:45 a. m. at his residence, 365 Walnut street, Union City, O.

The deceased, a prominent Darke county farmer until his retirement about twenty-two years ago, was born the son of John and Wilhelmina Kuhlman in Germany on May 18, 1865. He received his early education in that country before coming to the United States in 1872. He was a member of the Union City Lutheran church. He was united in marriage with Charlotte Kester in 1891 in the St. John's church, near Greenville. Mrs. Kuhlman is deceased.

Survivors include two sons, John Kuhlman, Union City, rural route 2, and Christian Kuhlman, Greenville rural route 2; one daughter, Minnie Kuhlman, at home; one sister, Caroline Beers, of Xenia, O., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City Lutheran church, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's cemetery, near Greenville.

The body will be removed this afternoon from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence, where friends may call.

[Believe there is no stone for this couple in St. John's cemetery. The daughter Minnie is there and her stone reads 1896-1955.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 20, 1942

Union City residents learn of Larsh death.

Mrs. Mollie Bartholomew, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Bartholomew, Laura Gilkey, Ora E Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Thompson, all of in or near Union City, have received word of the death of John H. Larsh, 74, at his residence, Vandalia, O., route 1, which occurred Wednesday evening. All are relatives of the deceased.

A native of Richmond, Mr. Larsh moved to Dayton from Anderson, 25 years ago. He was employed as a heat-treater for the City Engineering company and the Darke Sewing Machine company until the time of his retirement 15 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church and Odd Fellows. In addition to his son, a daughter, Mrs. Mabel L. Johnston, of Dayton, survives.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Whitmer Brothers funeral home, Ludlow street and Monument avenue.

Rev. Jones, of Richmond, officiating. Burial will be in Anderson. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 21, 1942

Pneumonia fatal to David Caupp.

David Caupp, 66, a retired farmer, died at 4 a. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. J. McCarty, 240 Fairview avenue, Greenville, after an illness of three month's duration. Death was attributed to pneumonia.

The deceased was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county.

Among his immediate survivors are four sons, Boyd, of Greenville; Edward and Glenn, both of Dayton, and Bernard, of Union City; five daughters, Mrs. Crystal McCarty, Greenville; Mrs. Bertha Houdeshell, of Hammond, Mrs. Florence Roland, of Texarkana, Texas; Mrs. Dessie Williamson, Union City and Mrs. Lucille McClain, Union City rural route; nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

There also are five brothers, Lemuel, Daniel, William, Earl and Ira Caupp, all of Union City and vicinity, and four sisters, Mrs. Florence Peters, Dayton; Mrs. Iva Warren, Greenville; Mrs. Myrtle Thomas, Greenville rural route and Mrs. Mabel Parks, Union City.

The body may be viewed at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville, until 2 p. m. today when it will be returned to the McCarty residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. (CWT) Sunday at the New Lisbon church, five miles northeast of Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

[A later correction gave the day of the funeral and burial as Monday.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 21, 1942

Tobacco buyer passes away.

John Edward Turner, 84, retired Greenville tobacco buyer, died at 10 a. m. Friday at his home, 219 Euclid avenue, Greenville, after an extended illness.

Mr. Turner, who had lived in Greenville since 1893, was for many years active in the tobacco business with a brother, the late Charles Turner. They operated a warehouse on East Fourth street.

He was a native of Montgomery county, but prior to moving to Greenville had been active in general farming pursuits in the Woodington vicinity.

He had lived retired since 1919. Failing health necessitated his retirement.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church.

Surviving are two sons, H. R. Turner, of Greenville, and Lawrence of El Monte, California; one daughter, Mrs. Nell Matchett, Greenville and a sister, Mrs. Chris Prasuhn, of Seattle, Wash. His wife, Alice (Gentner) Turner, died in 1935.

The body has been removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville, where friends may call after 1 p. m. today. Services will be held there at 2:30 p. m. Monday with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 21, 1942

Robert Oral Tague, 12, claimed by death at Fountain City.

Robert Oral Tague, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oral Tague, died at 10 o'clock last night at the home of his parents at Fountain City, following a two weeks' illness of pneumonia.

Surviving, other than the parents, are one sister, Barbara; the maternal grandfather, Harry Platt of Union City; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bell Kelley of Fort Recovery, Ohio; several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. The body will remain at the mortuary, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 23, 1942

Lester W. Mann, 56, is dead; funeral Tuesday.

Lester W. Mann, 56, well known Randolph county and Winchester city official, died Sunday at 8:30 a. m. at his farm home, three miles south of Winchester on the Huntsville road, death being due to a heart attack. During the latter months of his second two-year term as sheriff, he had been confined to bed following a severe heart attack, but had recovered sufficiently by the end of his term to move with his wife to their farm home.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and this afternoon will be returned to the residence, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Charles H. Leavell, former sheriff; Philip Kabel, former clerk of Randolph circuit court; John P. Clark, former mayor of Winchester; John Diet, now of Mew Castle; Charles Jones, former Winchester druggist now of New Castle, and Sheriff Kora E. Davis.

Surviving are the wife, Leona, and two aunts, Mrs. Minnie Galbreath of Modoc and Mrs. Lillie Mann of Lynn.

Mr. Mann was born on November 4, 1885, in Wayne county, but had spent most of his life in Randolph county.

Prior to his election as sheriff, to succeed Charles H. Leavell, Mr. Mann was Winchester chief of police for two years during the administration of Mayor John P. Clark, succeeding U. G. Daly. Mann first was appointed to the force by Mayor Oran E. Ross, when Daly was elevated to Chief upon the death of Troy Clevenger. Prior to that time he had served on the fire department.

He was succeeded as sheriff by Kora E. Davis, who acted as his deputy for four years. While confined to bed in the jail residence after his heart attack during the last weeks of his administration, Sheriff Mann delegated Davis as acting sheriff and appointed John Dietz, former Winchester police officer, as special deputy to Davis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 23, 1942

Union City man dies suddenly; heart victim.

Funeral services for Dr. Xene Y. Smith, 65, who died suddenly from a heart attack Saturday about 2 p. m., will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. m. (CWT) at his late residence, immediately north of Union City.

Dr. Smith was found dead in his yard where apparently he had collapsed while dressing a chicken. He had been complaining for the past two weeks from a heart condition.

The deceased was born in Bluffton on February 25, 1877, the son of John H. and Kathrine (Schefleberger) Smith. He was a well-educated man, having attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, Md., after having been graduated from Kenyon college. He later took post-graduate work in Vienna, Austria. Practicing in Muncie, he specialized in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. He had been retired since moving in 1923 to Union City.

He was active in the Union City Elks lodge, being a past exalted ruler of the organization and at the time of his death a member of the degree team. He at one time was a member of the board of police commissioners of Muncie, and when a resident of that city attended the Presbyterian church.

Surviving, besides the widow, Reba, are two sisters, Mrs. J. Lloyd Kimbrough, of Muncie, and Mrs. John H. Love, of New York City.

Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, will officiate Tuesday. Burial will follow in a Muncie cemetery.

The body will be removed this morning from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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

Williamson rites Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) Thursday at the Beamsville Christian church for Jacob Williamson, 69, who died Monday afternoon from the effects of a heart attack.

He collapsed in the barnyard adjoining his residence, seven miles southeast of Union City, and died before medical aid could be summoned. He had been in poor health for five years.

Surviving besides the wife, Vinnie, are two sons, Perry of Middletown, Ohio, and Bert, at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Alexander of Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Abe Buckmaster of Greenville, Ohio, and Mrs. John VanSkyock of Rossburg, Ohio.

The minister in charge of services will be Rev. W. E. Sanders. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 9, 1872 in Allen Twp, Darke Co., the son of Clark Samuel Williamson (b. Preble Co.) and Sarah Jane Hercules (b. Allen Twp., Darke Co.)]

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

Enicks funeral to be today in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today in the Miller funeral home, Greenville for Mrs. Hattie Loella Enicks, 71, who died Sunday afternoon at her residence two miles north of Greenville.

Rev. Edgar Loucks, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Robert Custer Enicks; two sons, Orville, of Greenville route 5, and Guy, this city; one daughter, Mrs. Lorie Cothran, of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earnest Childers, of Ansonia route; Walter Childers, of St. Albans, W. Va.; Hugh Childers, of Winfield, W. Va.; and three sisters, Miss Minnie Childers, St. Albans, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna Marshall, Winfield, W. Va., and Mrs. Gertrude Behler Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

[Miller Funeral Home Records gives her name as Hettie Louella Enicks. She was born Oct. 1, 1870 in Putnam Co., W. Va., the daughter of John W. Childres and Alice Simms (both b. Putnam Co. also.)]

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

Redkey man, 85, dies in hospital.

Jeremiah Fogle, 85, retired farmer and drayman of Redkey who had been visiting a foster granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Licher of near Parker, died last night at 9 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital after a serious illness of four days.

Mr. Fogle was born in Darke county, Ohio, November 30, 1856. His wife, Henrietta, died two years ago. Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Carson Retter of Muncie, and two sisters, Mrs. Chester Wiest of Indianapolis and Mrs. Ida Shellabarger of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Jones mortuary in Redkey, with burial in Hill Creek cemetery. The body will remain at the Mortuary, where friends may call.

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

Ida E. Oliver dies at Lebanon.

Mrs. Ida E. Oliver, former resident of Union City, died Wednesday at 4 p. m. in the Otterbein home at Lebanon, Ohio.

Surviving are three stepchildren, Chelsea Oliver, of Union City route 2, Mrs. Alta B. Shockney of Troy, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura Collin of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Carter of Washington, D. C.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at the Brooks funeral home, Rev. Ditmyer in charge. Burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery northeast of Union City.]

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

Shotgun blast victim dies yesterday morning; funeral is Saturday.

Mrs. Martha Laisure, 39, dead, her assailant, Mrs. Lucy Weese, 60, faces possible indictment for murder when the Randolph county grand jury begins next Monday at 9 a. m., its investigation of the Wednesday evening shooting on North Meridian street in Winchester.

Mrs. Laisure died at 7:10 a. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital from a shotgun wound in her abdomen, the shot being fired by Mrs. Weese from a distance of approximately 12 feet. The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the mortuary in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Wesley; two sons, Everett Edward of East South street, Winchester, and Joe Lewis of Fort Benjamin Harrison; the mother, Mrs. Mary Jones of Corbin, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Taylor of Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Susie Earls, of Corbin; and two brothers, Sherman Moore of Williamsburg, Ky., and Cecil Moore of Corbin.

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

Back injury is fatal to farmer, Delphus Lee Ganger, 67, at hospital.

A back injury suffered when he fell from a manure spreader on his farm six miles northeast of Lynn, proved fatal yesterday noon to Delphus Lee Ganger, 67, at the Randolph County hospital. Death was due, Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said to a fracture of the fifth cervical vertebrae.

The fall occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Ganger is survived by the wife, Elsie; six daughters, Miss Hazel Ganger of Cincinnati, Mrs. Ellen Kirsch of Indianapolis, Mrs. Alpharetta Canter, Mrs. Elizabeth Mendenhall, Miss Ruth Ganger and Mrs. Bessie Demaree, all of Richmond; three sons, Herman of near Richmond, John W. of Richmond and George W. of Fort George Meade, Md.; one brother, Robert of New Castle, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Jericho Friends church in charge of Rev. John Watson, assisted by Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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

David R. Schell dies at Lynn.

David R. Schell, 74, retired railroad foreman, died suddenly Friday at 8:30 a. m. while at work at the Lynn Lumber company, death being due to a heart attack. For 51 years he had been a railroad employe and had lived in Lynn for more than 50 years.

Surviving are the wife, Mary; two sons, George of Jackson, Mich., and Lester of Lynn; four brothers, Frank of Greenville, Ohio, Clark of Ansonia, Ohio, Harry of Castine, Ohio and Willie of Whitewater, and four grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the residence in Lynn today from the Thomas funeral home. No funeral arrangements have been made.

[Funeral services were conducted on Monday at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Clarence Fleetwood of Churubusco, assisted by Rev. Lester McFarland of Lynn. Burial was made in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 30, 1942

Woman is dead in Winchester.

Idric F. (Reece) Mendenhall, 49, died at her home 525 South Meridian street, Winchester, Sunday at 7:15 p. m., death following a lingering illness. She was the widow of Earl Mendenhall, who died several months ago.

Surviving are one son, Lloyd Reece of Winchester; one step-son, Lee Mendenhall of Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Reba Braun of Owensboro, Ky.; four brothers, Oliver A. Frazier of Lynn, Elbert J. Frazier of near Farmland, Edward of Winchester and Frank of Conneaut, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Lennie Potter of St. Louis, Mich., Mrs. Ella Baldwin of near Winchester and Mrs. Elva Shaw of Lawrenceburg.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation. Arrangements will be completed today.

[Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Bloomingsport Friends church in charge of Rev. Luther Addington and Rev. George Addington, assisted by Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial was made in Fountain Park Cemetery at Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 30, 1942

Mrs. Mary Handy, 56, dies in Michigan; funeral to be today.

Mrs. Mary Handy, 56, daughter of the late Henry and Roetta Fraze, died at her home in Sodus, Mich., Saturday morning, following a lingering illness. The deceased was a sister of the late O. O. Fraze of the Fraze funeral home. Eight sisters survive.

Other survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Alec McConomy, Benton Harbor, Mich.; four sons, Frederick and Claire of Sodus, Pvt. Henry of the U. S. air corps., Washington state, and Pvt. Graham of Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; and two granddaughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Rains and Mrs. Floy Fraze left for Sodus Sunday morning and will remain until after the services Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 31, 1942

Joseph Caron dies in Canton; rites in Union City.

Joseph E. Caron, 38, native and resident of Union City until about ten years ago, died Sunday at 4 a. m. at a Canton, O., hospital following a serious illness of only one week. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

The deceased was born in Union City on March 9, 1904, the son of Joseph and Honora Caron. He attended the St. Mary's parochial and West Side schools and was a member of the St. Mary's church and K. of C. order. He was united in marriage in Union City in 1930 with Miss Evelyn Klinger. At the time of his death he was employed as sales manager of the Peoples Globe Furniture company, and formerly was connected with the Union City Electric company. He had made his residence in Canton since about 1932.

Surviving besides the widow, Evelyn, are one child, Joseph Caron, Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Dan Cashman, of Marion, Ind., and one brother, Charles Caron, of Union City.

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 church cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 4 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 31, 1942

Retired farmer dies in hospital.

Matthew Taggart, 63, retired farmer of Saratoga, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6 o'clock last night, death following an illness of about three weeks. He had moved to Saratoga about eight months ago, his home previously being at Orleans.

Mr. Taggart about three weeks ago was taken ill while visiting a daughter at Crown Point and was returned to Winchester and confined to the hospital.

Surviving are the wife, Elma; three daughters, Mrs. Basil Rex of Saratoga, Mrs. Philip R. Mracek (?) and Anah Taggart of Crown Point, and two brothers, Samuel and John of Orleans.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester and will remain there until 8 a. m. Wednesday when it will be taken to Orleans for funeral and burial. Last rites will be conducted at the Orleans Presbyterian church at 2 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 1, 1942

Sister of Union City man claimed by death at Greenville Tuesday.

William Strait, of Union City, is mourning the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary E. Garber, 74, which occurred Tuesday morning in Greenville. The wife of J. K. Garber, retired Greenville cement contractor, she had been an invalid for 20 years.

Surviving other than the husband and the brother are two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wood of Greenville and Mrs. Dan L. Nealeigh of Eaton, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. (CWT) at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Garber residence after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 1, 1942

Alva O. Green, 62, passes away in Winchester.

Alva O. Green, 62, died Tuesday afternoon at 12:40 o'clock at his home, 429 South East street, Winchester. He had been in poor health for the last six years.

The deceased was born in Jay county December 30, 1869, the son of Arzo and Sarah (Neeley) Green. He married at Portland on November 4, 1899. He was a former coal and grain dealer in Winchester, and a member of the Five Points Christian church, north of the city.

Surviving are the wife, Grace Pearl; one son, Russell Green of Dayton, Ohio; eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. Stella Banta, Mrs. Chester Rolland and Frank Green, all of Portland, Fred Green, Mrs. Harry Moyer and Kenneth Green, all of Muncie, Winifred Green of Hartford City and Mrs. Arnold Harp of Anderson; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter, Mrs. Cora Yoursco, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Five Points church, with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge, assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

The body was taken to the Clark, Maynard and Walker funeral home, and will be returned Wednesday to the family home, where friends may call after 2 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 2, 1942

Ben Clough tetanus victim; rites Friday at North Salem home.

Ben C. Clough, 42, a lifelong resident of the North Salem community, near the Randolph-Jay county line, died Tuesday night in the Jay county hospital in Portland from the effects of tetanus infection resulting in lockjaw. He had been ill only three weeks.

Surviving besides the widow, Lolla Rook Lotts Clough, are one son, Jacob, at home, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Clough, of North Salem. Mrs. Kenneth Sink, North Walnut street, Union City, is a relative of the deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the residence. Burial will be in the North Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 2, 1942

Local woman mourns death of mother.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Beanblossom, 54, widow of the late William Beanblossom, died at 2 a. m. Wednesday at her farm home 1 1/2 miles south of Versailles, O., after an illness of more than a year's duration.

She leaves seven children, four sons and three daughters, and seven grandchildren. The children are: Albert, Mildred and Oscar, all at home, and Everett, Herman, Marjorie and Mrs. Orville Lyme, of Union City.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harry Nealeigh, of Jaysville, and Miss Alice Eib, Greenville, and a brother, William Eib of Arcanum.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Marker funeral home, Versailles, at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. Norris, of Arcanum, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 3, 1942

Sarah Jones rites Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services for Sarah M. Jones, wife of Al Jones, will be conducted at the late residence on South Wall street in Winchester Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the home anytime.

The deceased died within a few minutes after being stricken Wednesday night while preparing to retire.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 4, 1942

Walter Jessup passes away.

Walter Jessup, former contractor residing near Union City, died Friday at 6 a. m. at the Avalon sanitarium at Mt. Vernon, O., following an illness of more than a year's duration. He was a native of Randolph county, Ind.

Surviving are four children by his first marriage with Cora Snyder; Paul S. Jessup, of Chicago; Mrs. Aril Gettinger, of Portland, and Mrs. Walter Hueber, of Union City. Chester Jessup, a son, is deceased. Also surviving are four children by his second marriage with Hattie Isley; Raymond, Edward and Barbara Jessup, of Union city, and Duane Lee Jessup, of Dayton; and two step-children, Miss Gladys Isley, of Union City, and Mrs. Fred Bean, of Greenville. His first wife died several years ago, while Mrs. Hattie (Isley) Jessup died about four months ago.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 4, 1942

County lumberman dies; funeral today.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran church in Greenville at 2 p. m. (EWT) today for George Henry Rehmert, 72, retired Greenville and Ansonia lumber dealer who died Wednesday afternoon at his home northeast of Beamsville.

Rev. C. C. Wessel will officiate, and burial will follow in the Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Fern; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Subler, Greenville route; a brother, Daniel Rehmert, of Columbus, and six sisters, Mrs. Caroline Hollinger, Dayton; Mrs. Sophia Byrd and Mrs. Lowell Hamilton, both of Versailles; Mrs. Emma Strader, Greenville; Mrs. Mayme Thomas, Versailles route and Mrs. Lottie Winters, Greenville route.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 4, 1942

Henry Bailey, Coletown, O., grocer, dies.

Henry (Dell) Bailey, 69, who for more than 25 years had operated a general store at Coletown, died at 8:15 Friday after an extended illness from heart trouble.

Mr. Bailey, a native of Woodington, was a lifelong resident of Darke county. His father was the late John B. Bailey.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond, of Greenville Rural Route 4, and Basil, of Cleveland; three grandchildren; a brother, L. H. Bailey, of Ansonia and two sisters, Mrs. Bert Bussard, Toledo, and Mrs. George Andrews, of Shelby, Mich. His wife died on January 28, 1939.

Funeral services will be held at the Coletown Christian church at 10:30 a. m. Monday with Rev. Arthur Layman officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body may be viewed at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville, until 10 a. m. Sunday when it will be removed to the late residence of Coletown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 6, 1942

Edward Fowler dies suddenly; heart condition.

Edward F. Fowler, 77, native and lifelong resident of Darke county, O., died suddenly about 7 o'clock Saturday night while reading in his home, one mile south of Union City on the state line. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Vigorous for his advanced age, Mr. Fowler still was able to do most of his farm work. He had been in Union City in the afternoon where he visited a barber shop and called on friends at the West Side fire department before walking to his home.

Mrs. Fowler, working in the kitchen, thought her husband was milking. Looking for him, she found his body in a chair in the living room, at first thinking he was taking a nap.

Mr. Fowler was well-known in both Darke county, Ohio and Randolph county, Indiana, just across the state line road from the "Old Fowler Homestead" where he was born, lived and died. He was considered a "dirt" farmer, and always used horses. During the harvest season of 1940 he gained more than local notice when he called attention to the fact that he was reaping his grain with a McCormick binder which his father had purchased 42 years before. The binder had been in use every year and had cut an estimated 2,250 acres of grain, and "Ed" had ridden it every one of the 42 years.

The deceased, born the son of Hanson T. and Harriett (Kemp) Fowler, received his education in the Darke county schools. He at one time was a member of the K. of P. lodge.

Surviving besides the widow, Elizabeth, is one brother, Frank Fowler, of Minnesota. Three other brothers, Jacob, W. W. and Hezekiah Fowler, all preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) at the residence, south of Union City, with Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Morris funeral service in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 1 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 8, 1942

Carl Winbigler dies at home in Winchester.

Carl Winbigler, 52, prominent Winchester resident, passed away at his home, 415 West Franklin street, at 7 a. m. Tuesday after a lingering illness. The deceased was chief clerk and cashier at the New York Central railroad station for 34 years before his retirement in November of 1940.

He was an active member of the Methodist church and K. of P. lodge.

Survivors are the widow, Ella; one son, Paul Carleton at home; one daughter, Betty Lou of Long Beach, Cal.; a brother, Thomas Winbigler of Ansonia, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. George Eastman of Winchester, Mrs. L. B. Williams of Spencer, and Mrs. Bernice Murphy of Dayton, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Clark, Maynard and Walker funeral home where it will lie in state until time for the services. Last rites will be held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Herbert Bouse officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 8, 1942

Joseph Grill passes away.

Death, following a lingering illness, claimed the life of Joseph Grill, 76, Monday at 9:30 p. m. at his late residence, 329 Market street, Union City, O.

The deceased was born in Pennsylvania and for 33 years was employed as an engineer at the Garnox and Minnich Foundrary Box company, Dayton, O. He had made his residence in Union City for the past two years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Iuke Murray of Union City, and Effie Grill, of Dayton, O.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Beatrice Goodman, of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Thelma Carter, of Dayton; two half-sisters, Nina Ginney and Cora Miller, both of Dayton, and one half-brother, Charles Gard, also of Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 9, 1942

Brother of Union City woman is dead; funeral on Saturday.

Mrs. Ray Miller, of Union City, is mourning the death of her brother, H. Melvin Bailey, 71, retired Darke county farmer, which occurred Tuesday at his home near Rossburg, Ohio, after an extended illness.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Kachl, and one son, Elmer, both of Troy, Ohio; one brother, Albert of Rossburg, and one sister, Mrs. Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Rossburg U. B. church, with burial at Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 10, 1942

Margaret Fowler, former Union City resident, dies at Youngstown.

Word has been received in Union City of the death on Monday, March 30, of Mrs. Margaret Jane Fowler, 81, which occurred at the Cleveland Clinic hospital. Death was reported to have followed a stroke and a brief illness.

Mrs. Fowler, a former resident of Union City, went several years ago to Youngstown, O., where she made her home with two daughters, Minnie Gertrude and Mildred Fowler, Youngstown school teachers.

She was born in Warren county, Ohio, February 14, 1861, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Davis) Wilson. She resided in Union City for a number of years. She was a member of the First Christian church of Youngstown, was an active member of the Ladies Aid society of the church and an officer and member of the Social Hour club.

Surviving are four daughters, Mildred and Gertrude, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Ethel Haffner, of Ft. Wayne, Miss Agnes Fowler, professor of romance languages at Miami university, Oxford, O.; two grandsons, James and Richard Haffner, of Ft. Wayne, and one sister, Miss Martha Wilson, of Dayton, O.

Funeral services were held at the Youngstown First Christian church, Thursday, April 2, at 3 p. m. The body lay in state from 2 p. m. until the hour of the service. Interment was in Forest Lawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 10, 1942

Rites held in Ansonia for James Eibs, 63.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia for James Eibs, 63, retired Ansonia laborer, who died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday evening.

His wife, Lavina, and a brother living in Michigan are the only immediate relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 11, 1942

Sarah Harter, 75, dies in Union City.

Sarah Jane Harter, 75, died at 5:25 a. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Mullen, 410 South Columbia street, Union City. Death was due to a heart ailment, following a serious illness of two days.

Mrs. Harter, widow of James R. Harter, who died in 1936, was born in Wayne township on October 5, 1866, the daughter of Jonathan J. and Anna (Rarick) Mikesell.

Surviving are three children, Ralph and Charles Harter of Canyon, Texas, and Mrs. Mullen, at whose home she died; three brothers, Georte Mikesell of Green's Fork, Frank of near Winchester and Willie of Vandalia, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Thornburg of near Winchester and Mrs. Bertha Isenbarger of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Union City Church of the Brethren in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home at Union City today. Friends are invited to call after 1 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 11, 1942

Azora A. Brown, 84, passes away.

Mrs. Azora Angeline Brown, 84, widow of the late Richard O. G. Brown, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died early Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Wolfe, south of Winchester, after a lingering illness.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas T. of Richmond, and J. Frank, Rudolph E. and Oliver G. of near Lynn; two daughters, Mrs. Cora Wolfe, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Etta Retz of near Lynn; one brother, George Miller, of near Richmond; 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Winchester Friends church, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation and returned to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Wolfe, where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 15, 1942

Wm. Stooksberry stroke victim.

The victim of a paralytic stroke sustained a week earlier, William H. Stooksberry, 81, native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, died about 4 p. m. Tuesday at the home of a son, Alva, at 804 North Howard street, Union City.

William Stooksberry was born in Jackson township on November 19, 1860, the son of William and Harriett (Dick) Stooksberry. He was united in marriage with Caroline Lindley. She has been deceased since 1927. Prior to his retirement several years ago, he was a prominent farmer in the New Lisbon community.

Surviving are three sons, Alva, at whose home death occurred; Ross Stooksberry, of Dayton, and Charles Stooksberry, of Union City; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Prescott and Mrs. Earl Cline, both of north of Union City, and Mrs. Bert Sipe, of near Saratoga; 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) in the Pleasant Hill church, with Rev. John Watson, of Harrisville, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Morris funeral service in Union City to the Alva Stooksberry residence Thursday morning after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 15, 1942

Two-year old boy dies after accident near Farmland.

Victim of an automobile accident, Charles M., two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gordon of southwest of Farmland, died yesterday at his home.

Surviving, other than the parents, are a sister, Frances Dene, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon of Lynn and Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Holloway of Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. M. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery. The body will be returned about noon today from the Thornburg funeral home to the residence four miles west and two miles south of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 17, 1942

Arthur Dudley dies in hospital.

Arthur Dudley, 60, of Farmland, retired farmer, died at 6:30 a. m. yesterday at the Randolph County hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered about a month ago.

Surviving are one son, Roy D., with whom he made his home; three brothers, Ernest and Earl of near Modoc and Kenneth of Farmland, and one sister, Mrs. Lewis Halstead of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Union church in charge of Rev. Denver Medsker, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

The body will be returned today from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland to the residence of the son, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 17, 1942

Maude DeBoy, 55, dies in west.

Miss Maude M. DeBoy, about 55, native of Bloomingsport, died at 11 p. m. Wednesday in Los Angeles, Cal., according to word received here yesterday. She had been in failing health for the past year.

Miss DeBoy, daughter of the late George and Emma (Cain) DeBoy, had gone to California two years ago to settle an estate, going from Richmond where she had lived about ten years.

Surviving are two cousins, Ed DeBoy and Myrtle Bragg of Winchester, and an aunt, Alice Hardwick of Lynn.

The body was to leave Los Angeles last night or this morning and is expected to arrive Monday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Funeral services will be conducted at Bloomingsport, time to be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Bloomingsport Friends church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 18, 1942

Winchester man commits suicide on bank of gravel pit; note places blame on incurably ill health.

A bullet hole through the heart, Floyd B. Smith, 28, Winchester glass worker, was found dead on the north bank of the Fudge gravel pit just north of the Winchester city limits yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock. The bullet, from a .22 calibre rifle, penetrated his entire body.

The dead body was discovered by a fisherman at the pit as it lay under a tree near the water's edge. At first the fisherman thought the man asleep, but upon investigation, saw blood. He rushed to a telephone and called Sheriff Kora E. Davis, who with Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, investigated.

The spot, well known to fishermen, was down a steep embankment and it was necessary to carry the body up a sharp incline to place it in the Clark, Maynard and Walker ambulance.

The suicidal shot occurred about 3 o'clock, Dr. Painter estimated.

In a pocket of the man's clothing was a note explaining the motive for the suicide, despondency over ill health which was claimed as incurable being given as the reason.

Mr. Smith, who lived at 123 North Meridian street, Winchester, is survived by the wife, Mary Emma, and three children, Peggy Jane, David and Darrell Thomas, all at home; the mother, Mrs. Harry Neuman of Winchester; one brother, John Smith of Winchester; and four sisters, Rosa Toll of New Castle, Barbara Flick of Selma, Gladys Cade of Muncie and Mrs. Russell Detro of Winchester.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 20, 1942

Grandparents mourn Dayton girl's death.

Mr. and Mrs. Orlandon Puterbaugh, of Union City, are mourning the death of a granddaughter, Geraldine Michael, 16, which occurred Thursday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Gladys Michael, 51 Vine street, Dayton, O.

The girl's death was attributed to a blood stream infection resulting from injuries sustained in a fall more than a year ago.

Surviving are the mother, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Michael, of Greenville; a brother, Bobby; a sister, Joyce, and Mr. and Mrs. Puderbaugh, maternal grandparents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock (EWT) this morning at the Mills funeral home in Dayton. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 20, 1942

Cheesman rites this afternoon.

Carl Cheesman, 56, who died Friday night at the home of a son, Richard, at Lynn, will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at the Economy Baptist church in charge Rev. C. W. Meyers. Burial will be in the Economy cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence prior to the last rites.

Surviving are five other sons, Thomas of Louisiana, Percy of the U. S. navy, John Henry of the U. S. army, Willie of Charlestown, and Freddie of Economy; a daughter, Miss Rosemary Cheesman of Lynn; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ora Beard of Canada.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 20, 1942

Jefferson school soldier graduate, James H. Garinger, 22, is drowned in Hawaii, says U. S. war department.

James H. Garinger, 22, son of Mrs. Grace Garinger of Bluff Point in Jay county, a 1938 graduate of Jefferson high school at Deerfield, was drowned in Hawaii last Friday, according to a telegram received Saturday by the mother from the war department.

Details of the tragedy were lacking.

Garinger was inducted into the army at Portland last September, his first station being Camp Wolters, Texas. In January he was transferred to California, later to go to the Hawaiian islands. His exact whereabouts were undisclosed in his last letter to his mother, but it is known now that a recent letter with an obliterated postmark was marked Honolulu. It said he had arrive ath his destination - Hawaii - on March 13.

Garinger formerly worked at the M. D. & R. stone quarry at Fairview.

Survivng, other than the mother; are 11 brothers and sisters - Mrs. Celia Ervin of Powers Station, Mrs. Etola Spade of Cowan, Mrs. Mary Arnold of Ridgeville, Mrs. Marie Burke of Union City, Mrs. Della Spade and Leroy Garinger of Dunkirk, Frank and Orla at home; Howard of Ridgeville, Russell of near Ridgeville and Paul of Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 21, 1942

Polly Jessup, 60, passes away.

Polly, 60, wife of Frank Jessup of Union City, died at 7:45 p. m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Gray, in Richmond.

Surviving, other that the husband and the daughter at whose home she died, are another daughter, Mrs. Earl Burge of Richmond; two sons, James F. Davis of Lumpkin, Ga., and Ira E. Davis of Rahway, N. J.; one stepson, James E. Davis of Lexington, Ind.; three brothers, Dempsey and Arthur Morrical of Illinois and Roy Morrical in the army; one sister, Ida Green of Winchester, several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 22, 1942

Isaiah Murray, 79, passes away at home in Union City.

Isaiah Murray, 79, former Union City druggist and Saratoga meat dealer, died at his home, 328 West Pearl street, Union City, last night at 9:30 o'clock.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home where it will remain until 10 a. m. Friday when it will be returned to the residence where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Union City Christian church. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mr. Murray, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, was the son of Jacob and Eliza (McFarland) Murray. His wife, Mary Huffman, died three years ago.

Prior to his retirement, the decedent was a druggist in Union City, before that for 20 years being a meat dealer at Saratoga.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Glunt of Union City and Mrs. Walter Latz of Indianapolis; one brother, George F. Murray of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Eva Barnhart of Dayton, Ohio.; two half-brothers, James Hindsley of Muncie and Elber Hindsley of Washington state.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 22, 1942

John T. Hiatt dies in Detroit.

John Thomas Hiatt, 48, native of Winchester and former resident of Union City, died suddenly about 5 p. m. Monday in a Detroit, Mich. hospital from the effects of a stroke suffered while on his way home from work earlier in the afternoon.

The deceased was born in Winchester the son of Calvin and Lizzie (Furman) Hiatt. He attended the Winchester schools and later was united in marriage with Miss Bess Hoke, of Union City. He moved from Winchester to Union City, where he was employed at the Union City Body company. Several years ago he moved, with his family, to Dayton, O., where he was employed with the Chrysler Motor company, and went from there to Detroit when the plant was moved to that Michigan city.

Surviving besides the widow Bess, are two children, Mrs. Marvin Cling of Detroit and James at home, and two brothers, Ray Hiatt of Union City and Walter Hiatt of Winchester.

The body will arrive in Winchester Thursday morning and will be taken to the Summers funeral home where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday morning at 10 o'clock, with Rev. O. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be held in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 22, 1942

Father of Union City women is dead.

Mrs. Velma Grile, and Mrs. Ethel Westfall, of Union City, are mourning the death of their father, Frank Holderman, 66, a lifelong resident of Darke county, which occurred early Tuesday morning at his farm home near Palestine. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis.

Mr. Holderman, who had spent most of his life in the Rossburg community, is survived by the wife, Lucy; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Troutwine of New Paris, Ohio, and the two daughters in Union City; four sons, Raymond and Robert of Ansonia, Vernon in the U. S. navy and Royal of Plankinton, S. D.; 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Hartsell of Gerie, Mich. and Mrs. Mary Wells of Pikeville, and a half-brother, Elmer Broderick of Piqua, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at the Rossburg Methodist church with Rev. N. A. Norris officiating. Interment was made in the Ansonia cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 23, 1942

Roscoe Moore dies at hospital.

Roscoe (Babe) Moore, 50, prominent farmer of near Lynn, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6 a. m. Wednesday following an illness of several months duration.

Survivors are the widow, Alta; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice Canada and Mrs. Martha Lavaughn Romack of Winchester, Mrs. Naomi Austin of near Winchester and Judith Faye at home; two sons, Lloyd George Moore of Union City and Danny at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil of Spartanburg and Russell of near Portland; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Mote and Mrs. Carl Baxter of near Lynn; several nieces and nephews.

The body has been removed to the late residence, five miles northeast of Lynn, from the Thomas funeral home, where friends may call until time for the services. Last rites will be held at the Spartanburg Christian church at 2:30 p. m. Friday with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 24, 1942

Minnie J. Hiatt, 63, dies at Lynn.

Minnie J. Hiatt, 63, died at 7 o'clock last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie Conyers at Lynn.

Surviving, other than the daughter at whose home she died, are another daughter, Mrs. Lulu Sharp of near Richmond; one son, Clarence Hiatt of Richmond; one brother, Noble Blansett of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Leona Lykins of Nashville, Mich.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 25, 1942

One dies, another hurt in two Darke Co. farm accidents.

Frank L. Smith, 71, of Greenville Rural Route 5, died at 2 a. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, from the effects of internal injuries and shock sustained late Wednesday afternoon while cranking a farm tractor in a barnyard adjoining his residence, two miles northwest of Pikeville.

Harley Carpenter, 31, of Greenville Rural Route 3, was admitted to the local hospital at 10:15 a. m. Wednesday for treatment of severe back injuries and flesh wounds sustained in a horse team runaway.

The fatal accident on the farm near Pikeville occurred at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday. The tractor was evidently in gear and as the motor started it ran over Smith. His death resulted from internal hemorrhages.

The accident victim, a lifelong resident of Darke county, was a son of the late William Smith. He was a member of the Brown township Grange.

Surviving are his wife, Bethey, and a sister, Mrs. Noah Beck, of Columbus.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the late residence at 2 p. m. today. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

The horse team runaway occurred near Carpenter's home, about eight miles southwest of Greenville. He was thrown under the wheels of a farm wagon.

Hospital attendants have reported that his condition is improved.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 27, 1942

Harry Peacock, 68, passes away; ill past year.

Harry Peacock, 68, well known insurance agent, died at 6:30 a. m. Sunday at his home, 400 East South street, Winchester. He had been in failing health the past year.

Mr. Peacock was born and raised in the Jericho community, moving to Winchester 15 years ago and establishing the Peacock Agency, doing a general insurance business. He and his family moved to Winchester 10 years ago

Surviving are his wife, Alice; two daughters, Frances Peacock of Camden, S. C., and Olive Day of East Millsboro, Pa.; two sons, Ralph and Virgil, of near Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Barry Kemp of near Winchester, India Cross, Elsie Peacock and Bernice Canterbury, all of California, and eight grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Clark, Maynard and Walker mortuary, where it was prepared for burial, to the residence today at 11 a. m.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 27, 1942

Isaac Thompson pneumonia victim.

Complications following pneumonia claimed the life of Isaac K. Thompson, 63, native of Darke county in the Cosmos community, Saturday at 10 p. m. in the Union City hospital.

Mr. Thompson was born in Darke county on June 11, 1878, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Thompson. He attended the Horney school, near Cosmos, and was a member and one-time trustee of the Rose Hill church. During the past four years he had been treasurer of the Lightsville grange. The deceased had resided and farmed in the Cosmos community all of his life with the exception of one year spent in Arcanum.

Surviving besides the widow, Mary, are two daughters, Mrs. Hanson Harman, of Greenville rural route, and Mrs. William Miller, of Ithaca, O.; one son, Howard Thompson, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Smith, residing south of Union City, and Mrs. Dora Simpson of Shipshewana, and three grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p. m. (EWT) in the Rose Hill church, with Rev. Quick officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence this afternoon, after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 27, 1942

Nellie Lamb rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Nellie Lamb, 63, who died Saturday at 9:40 a. m. at her home northeast of Lynn after an illness of several months, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery. Friends may call at the home, where the body was returned Sunday morning from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn. Surviving are the husband, Noah; three daughters, Bertha at home, Mrs. Clara Metsker of Losantville and Mrs. Dorothy Wiemer of Livermore, Cal.; two sons, John of Farmland and Wilber of near Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Martin of Muskegon, Mich.; one brother, H. A. Baldwin of Watervliet, Mich., and 11 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 28, 1942

Union City resident mourns mother's death in Butler Twp.

Rev. Theo. R. Eley, of Union City, is mourning the death of his mother, Mrs. William A. Eley, 71, which occurred Sunday about noon at her late residence in Butler township, Darke county. Death followed an illness of two months and was attributed to complications following influenza. The deceased was born in Darke county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Royer, and resided nearly all of her life in the community where she died. She was a member of the United Brethren church. Her husband, William A. Eley, has been deceased six years. Surviving besides Rev. Eley, are two other son, Leonard Eley, of Cincinnati, and Galen Eley, of Washington, D. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard B. McLear, of Arcanum; one brother, Van Royer, of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Folokerth, of West Manchester, O., and Mrs. G. M. Eley, of Greenville, O., and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in the Castine Church of the Brethren, with Dr. Otho Winger, former president of Manchester college, officiating. Burial will be in the New Madison cemetery. Friends may view the remains after noon today at the residence. [Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home, New Madison, Ohio records gives her name as Ida M. Eley, born Sept. 14, 1870 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., the daughter of Henry Royer (b. OH) and Malinda Hamilton (b. IN).].

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 28, 1942

Albert Livengood dies at home of son, Edward.

Albert Livengood, 74, for many years a metal worker at the home of a son, Edward, 1102 West Oak street, Union City. Death followed a serious illness of three weeks and was attributed to heart trouble.

Mr. Livengood was born October 31, 1868 in Union City, the son of Jacob and Maria Catherine Livengood, and had spent his entire life in Union City. Immediately prior to his death, he had been custodian of the Christian church. He attended the Union City West Side school, was a member of the Christian church and the Modern Woodmen of America.

Mr. and Mrs. Livengood, the latter surviving, would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary next October.

Surviving , other than the wife, Anna Bancroft, are two sons, Edward, at whose home he died, and Homer of Chicago; one brother, Rev. Oren Livengood of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Rosa Livengood and Mrs. Lew Smith of Union City; one half-sister, Mrs. Louie Wolfe of Ansonia, Ohio, and one grandchild. A son, Claude, died in 1936

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the home of the son, Edward, in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home at 5 p. m. today to the son's home, where friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 29, 1942

Former local carpenter dies of asphyxiation.

Ira Asbury O'Dell, 71, widely known Muncie carpenter and former resident of Union City, was found dead in his bed at his home, 602 South Shipley street, Muncie, about 7 p. m. Monday. Delaware County Coroner Gailon Stephens investigated and stated that death was caused by accidental asphyxiation.

Mr. O'Dell left the Union City community for Muncie about twenty years ago.

His body was found by Carson Evans, a neighbor living across the street from the O'Dell residence, who investigated the reason a light had been burning all day in the bedroom. Neighbors said that Mr. O'Dell, who lived alone, kept a light burning all night. Mr. Carson told Coroner Stephens he forced the front door open after smelling gas.

Mrs. Blanche Lundy, 606 South Shipley street, told police that she had seen Mr. O'Dell playing cards at his home Sunday night. She said she also noticed the light burning Monday, but had supposed the man had left and forgot to turn it out.

Coroner Stephens said a jet on a combination range was half open and a tea kettle was partly over one of the burners. P partly burned match was found nearby, indicating, the coroner said, that Mr. O'Dell had attempted to light the gas. The house was only recently built by Mr. O'Dell. He had completed the front porch last Friday, neighbors said.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice O'Dell, of Muncie; five sons, Chalmer O'Dell, of Union City; Irvin O'Dell, of Findley, O.; Rev. Glen O'Dell, of Dayton, O., a U. M. Minister; Rev. Ralph O'Dell, of Knoxville, Tenn., a Presbyterian minister, and Ronald O'Dell, of Muncie; three daughters, Mrs. Iris Bromagen, of Union City; Mrs. William Hartzell, of Union City, and Mrs. William Tyler, of Muncie; and four brothers, Eli O'Dell, of Delisle, O.; John O'Dell, of Union City, and Milton and Robert O'Dell, both of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Della McCarty and Mrs. Sarah Rex, both of Muncie; twenty-four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Brook funeral home, North Union street, Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 29, 1942

Local farmer mourns death of father.

Charles A. Dickey, 69, of 300 Sweitzer street, Greenville, was found dead in bed at 4:30 a. m. Monday at the home of a son, Ray, nine miles northeast of Greenville on state route 121. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

A retired farmer, Mr. Dickey had lived in Greenville since January, 1940. He was a member of the Fairview U. B. church in Allen township.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Ray, of Bradford Rural Route 1; Roy, of Union City Rural Route 5, and Lowell, of Versailles Rural Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Fourman, of New Madison Rural Route 2, and Mrs. Ray Strader, of Versailles Rural Route 2; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Elmer Dickey, of Arcanum Rural Route, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Toman, of Dayton, and Mrs. Cora Baker, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at the Ray Dickey residence at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Ray Shank officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 29, 1942

Services are held for Stelvideo infant.

Nancy Karen Farmer, 12-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Farmer, of Stelvideo, died at 5:45 a. M. Monday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. The infant had been ailing since birth.

Besides the father and mother, eight brothers and sisters and two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bailey, of Greenville, survive.

Funeral services were held at the Farmer residence at 3 p. m. Tuesday. [No burial location given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 30, 1942

C. F. Kreitzer dies in hospital.

Clarence F. Kreitzer, 44, died yesterday at 2:40 p. m. at the Union City hospital, where he had been confined since last Thursday. He was removed to the hospital then after having been involved in a farm accident, which resulted in a fracture of his left leg.

Mr. Kreitzer was an employe on the farm owned by Dr. S. W. Harrison, one mile north of Union City, and made his home with a niece and her husband, tenants on the same farm.

Surviving are two brothers, Lawrence of Lewisburg, Ohio, route 2 and Roy of Greenville route 2.

The decedent was a native of Miami county, Ohio, but spent most of his life in Darke county. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kreitzer.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m./ (EWT) at the Abbottsville church in charge of Rev. Roy Honeyman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body was removed to the Miller and Son mortuary at Greenville, where friends are invited to call until time for the last rites.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Clarence Franklin Kreitzer was born Aug. 15, 1897 in Newton Twp., Miami Co., OH., the son of George W. Kreitzer and Sarah Mariah Valentine. He was married and his spouse was named Della.]

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