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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 1, 1942

W. T. Wilson dies suddenly.

W. T. (Scotty) Wilson, 86, native of Scotland, died suddenly Thursday at 8:30 a. m. at his residence, 339 East Main street, Union City [OH], from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Wilson, who at the time of his retirement ten years ago had been an employe of the John Parent Grain company for 50 years, served several terms as a member of the Union City East Side council. He was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church and a former member of the Odd Fellows lodge. He came to the United States and Union City approximately sixty years ago.

A son, Douglas Wilson, died early last winter, and his wife, Mrs. Wilson, passed away earlier this year. Surviving are seven children, one son, W. C. Wilson of Madison, N. J.; six daughters, Miss Mabel Wilson and Miss Jesse Wilson, Union City; Mrs. C. M. Murray, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. A. F. Maish of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Harry Curts, of Evansville, and Miss Dorothy Wilson, of Columbus, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. (CWT) at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 2, 1942

Ex-Jackson, O. Home Economics Teacher Mourns Death.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Thursday evening of Henry Straszheim, at his home in Lewisburg, O., rural route.

The deceased is the father of Miss Marie Straszheim, who for five years taught home economics in the Jackson, O., school, east of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at Lewisburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 4, 1942

Woman killed in Richmond accident was born near Lynn; funeral Tuesday.

The body of Mrs. Florence W. Anderson, 61, fatally injured in a accident at Richmond Saturday night is at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn, where it will remain until 5 p. m. today when it will be taken to the Jones and Placke mortuary in Richmond.

Awaiting definite word from the son in the army, Pvt. Frederick Anderson, tentative funeral services have been set for Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond in charge of Rev. W. G. Buckner of Indianapolis. Burial will be in at Bethel..

Richmond, Ind., May 3 - Mrs. Florence W. Anderson, 61, of 306 North Twentieth street was fatally injured shortly before 8 o'clock Saturday night when struck by an eastbound automobile at the intersection of West Main and Third streets.

Mrs. Anderson was rushed to Reid Memorial hospital in the Richmond police emergency ambulance where she died at 10:40 p. m. An attending physician said she suffered a fractured skull, a broken right leg, and other injuries.

Mrs. Anderson, who resided with her daughter, Elizabeth, had been with her brother, Silas E. Horn, 306 1/2 North Twentieth street. Mr. Horn was seated in an automobile near the intersection at the time of the accident. Mrs. Anderson had left her brother's car, walked across the street to a grocery store, and was returning to the auto when she was struck.

Born in Randolph county near Lynn, Mrs. Anderson had resided in Richmond for 15 years. She was a daughter of Frederick H. and Emma J. Horn and the widow of Robert Anderson, who died about 20 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors are five sons, Gordon and Leslie of Indianapolis, Bryon of New Castle, James of Richmond and Pvt. Frederick Anderson of Aberdeen, Md.; two daughters, Virginia of Indianapolis and Elizabeth of Richmond; two brothers, Sater Horn and James D. Horn, both of Richmond, and three grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 4, 1942

Hinshaw funeral this afternoon at Williamsburg.

Funeral services for Llewellyn Hinshaw, 71, retired farmer who died at 11:55 p. m. Friday at his home in Williamsburg, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Williamsburg Friends church in charge of Rev. Emerson Cloyd. The body has been returned to the home from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body of his wife, Cora, who died December 21, 1911, and which was buried at Mt. Zion will be disinterred and placed alongside that of her husband in the Winchester cemetery.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Duke and Mrs. Grace Ridenour of Williamsburg and Miss Ruby Faye Hinshaw, at home; four sons, Marion of Pittsburgh, Pa., Leroy of Xenia, Ohio, Howard of New York City and George of near Williamsburg; three brothers, Christopher of New Paris, Ohio, Clinton of near Centerville and Earl of Bluffton; seven sisters, Mrs. Laura Rowe, of Eaton, Ohio, Mrs. Lydia Rayle of Bentonville, Mrs. Evaline Glover of Bloomingsport; Mrs. Laticia Bond of Newberry, Mich. Mrs. Myrtle Martin of Lynn, Mrs. Dollie Rusk of Centerville and Mrs. Hand Jennings of Richmond; 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Hinshaw formerly lived in Randolph county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 5, 1942

Welsh infant rites this afternoon.

Janice Ilene Welsh, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welsh, Jr., 342 Market street, Union City, died a few minutes after birth Monday.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welsh, Sr., 333 Market street, Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jesse Coblentz, Union City rural route 1.

Short funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Fraze funeral home, Union City. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 6, 1942

County native dies in Oregon.

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Peter Corle, 58, Western Pacific railroad engineer, Friday at 5:30 p. m. (PWT) at Portland, Oregon. Mr. Corle, who resided at Seattle, Washington, had just completed his run from that city to Portland when stricken by a heart attack.

The deceased was born the son of Adam and Mary (Weimer) Corle, near Union City. He attended the Saratoga school and made his home as a youth with the Peter Weimer family. At the age of 17 years he left the county, going to the west coast.

Mr. Corle was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers, B. P. O. E. and was a thirty-second degree Mason.

Surviving are one brother, Reuben Corle, Union City route 5, and two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Hart, of Union City, and Mrs. J. E. Blickenstaff, of Greenville, O.

The body will be returned to Union City for funeral services and burial. Time of arrival or subsequent services is not yet known according to the Brooks funeral home, Union City, in charge of arrangements.

[The body was brought back. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 25 in the Teegarden church, with burial in the church cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 7, 1942

Union City mechanic passes away.

Merle Gibson Brotherton, 44, mechanic at the Standard Auto company in Union City, died yesterday at 4 p. m. at his home on state road 32, one mile west of Abie's filling station. Death was attributed to a diabetic ailment.

Mr. Brotherton was born in Muncie August 12, 1898, son of James S. and Margaret (Stenort) Brotherton.

Surviving are the wife, Pearl and three children, Harold of Union City, Lois of Muncie, and Raymond at home.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral services had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial followed at Beach Grove Cemetery at Muncie. This later account identified four children; Mrs. Ed Johnson and Miss Jane Brotherton, both of Muncie, and Harold and Raymond as above. Also surviving was one step-daughter, Mrs. Leona Sherwoon, of Jackson, Miss; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Knotts and Mrs. Alvia Ward, both of Muncie, and two grandchildren.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 8, 1942

Mannix rites 9 a. m. Saturday in Greenville.

Funeral services for John H. Mannix, 66, prominent Greenville road contractor, whose sudden death Wednesday morning resulted from a heart attack, will be conducted at 9 a. m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic church with Rev. Father John A Gnau officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mannix residence on the Fort Jefferson road, Greenville rural route 1, until the hour of services.

Mr. Mannix was a charter member of the Greenville Elks lodge, which he had served as trustee for more than twenty years. From 6 o'clock until 9 o'clock this evening his body will lie in state in the lodge room of the Elks home, West Third street, where friends may also call. A special lodge of sorrow as recognition of his extended service on behalf of the lodge will be conducted there at 8 o'clock tonight for Elks and their families.

The deceased, a native of Darke county, had been active in the contracting business for more than thirty years. He was associated with a brother, Robert, in the firm of Mannix Brothers. He was also a director of Greenville National bank

Surviving are his wife, Anna; two sons, Ray, of Louisville, Ky., and Lieut. Joseph Mannix, of Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth O'Neil, of Bowling Green, O., and Joan, at home; the one brother and three sisters, Anna, Esther and Catherine Mannix of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 9, 1942

George Harter, park donor, passes away.

Complications from ailments incident to his advanced age claimed the life of George W. Harter, 82, former Randolph county commissioner and for more than twenty years a grocer at Bartonia, Friday at 8:45 p. m. at the home of his son, Macy Harter, five and one-half miles south of Union City on the Jackson pike.

Best known in the Union City community where he resided at 529 West Oak street, Mr. Harter through his philanthropic efforts less than two years ago made it possible for the city to acquire the William Grimes farm, immediately west of Union City, which has been converted into the George Harter Memorial park.

His desire to provide a park for Union City grew from his fondness for the children whom he daily watched from the front window of his house as they attended the West Side school and pursued student activities in the building almost directly across the street from his home.

He was born southwest of Union City on February 7, 1860, the son of Solomon and Margaret (Fisher) Harter. He attended the Old No. 9 school, was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, served as county commissioner two terms, from 1912 to 1920, and for a number of years was a member of the Randolph county council. He spent his entire life as a resident of Randolph county, living the past nine years in Union City. Mr. Harter operated the store at Bartonia from about 1894 until his partial retirement in 1915. Before that time he farmed in the same community where he was born.

Surviving besides his wife, Abbie, are one son, Macy Harter, at whose home death occurred; two grandchildren, Max and Evelyn Harter, and one brother, Rev. S. F. Harter, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City Methodist church, in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, of Union City, and Rev. A. Ray Noland, Pastor of the Bartonia church in the Winchester larger parish. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence at 529 West Oak street where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 9, 1942

Local residents mourn Snell death; rites to be Sunday.

Orla G. Snell, 50, well known Greenville barber, died at 1:35 p. m. Thursday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where he was a surgery patient. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth; two sons, Richard, of Dayton, and Robert, Detroit, Michigan; two grandchildren; two brothers, William Snell, Los Angeles, California, and Walter Snell, of Winchester, and four sisters, Mrs. J. R. Holland, Woodington; Mrs. Jo Cain, Greenville; Mrs. Bert Freisner, of Union City, and Mrs. Estella Kirkpatrick, of Kalkaska, Michigan

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

Funeral services are to be held there at 3 p. m (EWT) Sunday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Orla G. Snell was born April 3, 1892 in Darke Co., the son of ________ Stingley and Margarett Wenger (b. Darke Co.). He had been a barber for 35 years.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 11, 1942

Houser rites to be Tuesday.

Last rites for Howard J. Houser, 54, who died suddenly early Saturday morning at the home of a nephew, Gilbert Wicker, in Lynn, will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the nephew's home in charge of Rev. Earl Adams of Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Buck Creek cemetery near Blountsville.

Friends may call at the Wicker home, to where the body has been removed from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

Surviving are the wife, Cresia; one son, Harold of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Everett of Straughn; two half-brothers, Vaughn and Harold, the latter of Mooreland; three half-sisters, Mrs. Zola Teeter of New Castle, Mrs. Hazel Cross of Farmland and Mary Houser of near Blountsville, and three step-grandchildren.

Mr. Houser formerly lived at Blountsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 11, 1942

Funeral rites for Carolyn Ann Howell are this afternoon.

Funeral services for Carolyn Ann Howell, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Howell of Union City route 4, who died in the Randolph County hospital Saturday morning after an illness of six days, will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at the New Liberty Christian church.

Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate, with burial in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the home, to where the body has been removed from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

Surviving are the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hinshaw of near Lynn, several aunts and uncles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 11, 1942

Death claims county native.

Death claimed the life of Mrs. Edgar D. Coates, 62, at her residence in West Union, near Union City Saturday at 6:40 a. m. following a serious illness of five weeks.

The deceased, a native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, was born Almeda M. Monks, May 22, 1880 the daughter of John W. and Mary (Holderman) Monks. She was united in marriage with Edgar D. Coates in Winchester in 1901. Mrs. Coates was a member of the Harrisville Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband, Edgar, are two daughters, Violet, at home, and Mrs. K. L. Dye, of Galion, O.; one grandson, Richard Edgar Dye; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Cook, of Union City; Mrs. Laymon Wilcox, Union City rural route; Mrs. Frank Flory, of Woodington, O.; and Mrs. Oda Gallahue, on near Ansonia, O.; three brothers, Thomas Monks of Dayton, O.; James Monks, of Union City, and Frank Monks, of Winchester. One daughter, Ruby, died in 1922.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4 p. m. at the residence with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday at 10 a. m. to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 13, 1942

Relatives here mourn James Demond death; funeral service today.

Relatives in this community are mourning the death of James B. Demond, 74, which occurred at his residence, one mile west of Ft. Jefferson, O., early Monday following a paralytic stroke suffered a few hours earlier.

He is survived by his widow, Emma; a daughter, Mrs. Enid Deeter, Dayton; Two gransons, Raymond and Robert, Dayton; Nine other children survive, they are: Juanita McGreevey, Greenville; Leonard Resor, Lorain; Cecil Resor, Winchester; Mrs. Roine Lee, Richmond; Everett Resor, Camp Knox, Ky.; Orville Resor, Union City; Artella Resor, U. S. navy; Robert Resor, Lorain, and Edna Mae Resor, Dayton.

The body has been removed to the Turpen and McKnight funeral home, West Fourth street, Greenville, O., where friends may call

The funeral will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. (EWT) today with Rev. Earl Lantz, Union City officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[The widow Emma was previously the widow of Harley Resor (d. 1923) and the nine other children named are from this earlier marriage.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 14, 1942

Death claims Maggie Jefferis.

Following an extended illness, Mrs. Maggie Margaret Jefferis, 59, wife of O. M. Jefferis, president of the Union City Coca-Cola Bottling company, died Wednesday at 1 p. m. at her late residence, North Columbia street, Union City.

The deceased was born northwest of Union City the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Sutton) Hoover on November 30, 1882. She attended the Mt. Holly school and later was united in marriage with O. M. Jefferis in Union City on October 26, 1905. Mrs. Jefferis was a member of the Union City Christian church and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a lifelong resident of the Union City community.

Surviving besides the husband, O. M. Jefferis, are four sons, Armand, Donald, Duane and Verl, all of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Lily Warren, of Missouri; four brothers, Pete and Cornelius Hoover, of Union City; Joseph Hoover, of Greenville, O., and James Hoover, of Glendale, Cal., and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the residence, with Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Union City Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 4 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 14, 1942

Death claims John Pogue, 66.

John Pogue, 66, died Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home at Deerfield.

Survivors include the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Lula Franklin, of Portland, and Mrs. Devonna Flesher, of Muncie, and one son Ancil Pogue, of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville and will be returned Thursday afternoon to the residence.

Funeral services will be held at the Deerfield Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 15, 1942

Union City relatives attend Yoder rites near Bellefontaine.

Relatives residing in Union City attended the funeral services Wednesday near Bellefontaine, O., held for Mrs. Harvey Yoder, 64, who died at her residence in that community Monday following a serious illness of eight weeks.

Survivors include the husband, Harvey; four children, Mrs. Charles Weimer, of Union City; Lawrence Yoder, of Degraff, O.; Orville Yoder, of Piqua, O., and Wilbur Yoder, of West Liberty, O., and six brothers, and sisters, all residing in or near Degraff.

Persons from Union City who attended the services held in the Philadelphia church, included Mrs. Charles Weimer, Mrs. Clarence Hill, Mrs. Rebecca Weimer and Mrs. Roy Fox.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 15, 1942

Evitts funeral set for today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. today at the Pleasant Ridge church for Mrs. Mary Ann Evitts, 71, widow of L. L. Evitts, who died Wednesday afternoon at her late residence on Fort Recovery rural route 3.

Mrs. Evitts was born on March 8, 1871 in Montgomery county, O., the daughter of Joel and Julia (Brown) Brooks. She had resided in Darke county for the past 35 years. She was united in marriage with L. L. Evitts on March 10, 1888 in Franklin township, Darke county. Mr. Evitts has been deceased since June 23, 1925.

Surviving are six children, August Evitts, of Lightsville; Mrs. Bessie Gettinger, of Union City route 3; Mrs. Ruth Toman, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Lucy Stump, Fort Recovery route 3; Mrs. Grace Fraze, Winchester, and Mrs. Helen St. Myer, Ft. Recovery route 3; one brother, Charles Brooks, of St. Paris, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Marquis, of Union City, and Mrs. Martha Jackson, of Winifred, Mont.; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. One son, one brother and four sisters are deceased.

Rev. Cecil Brouse of Winchester will officiate. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City. The body was returned from the May and Riffle funeral home, Ft. Recovery, Thursday evening to the residence where firends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 16, 1942

Mrs. Heironimus rites are Sunday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Heironimus, 90, a former resident of Bethel, will be at the Williamson funeral home in Portland at 1:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev. E. J. Wickersham will be in charge of services and burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Mrs. Heironimus died at 6 a. m. Friday at the home of a half brother, Fernando Spencer, West Main street, Portland.

Mrs. Heironimus was born in Darke county, Ohio, October 7, 1851, the daughter of Ledlow and May (Brown) Spencer. She was married to Walter A. Heironimus, a Civil war veteran, who died in 1898.

Mrs. Heironimus had been a resident of Pennville for the past 15 years but had been spending the winter with her half brother in Portland.

Survivors in addition to Mr. Spencer are another half brother, A. C. Spencer of Muncie; and two half sisters, Mrs. Effie Hiatt of Pennville, and Mrs. Anna Morrow of Fortville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 18, 1942

Mrs. Lola Parks passes away.

Mrs. Russell Parks, 49, died shortly before noon Sunday at her late residence, 307 North State Line street, Union City, following a serious illness of only three weeks. She had been in ill health for the past seven years.

The deceased was born in Pike township, Jay county, on September 25, 1892, Lola Vivian Anderson, daughter of Garrett and Martha Mollie (Eley) Anderson. She attended the Eley school in Madison township and was united in marriage on March 4 in Portland with Russell Parks.

Surviving besides the husband, Russell, is one son, Harry Donald Parks, at home, and one grandson, David Lee Parks.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City.

The remains will be returned from the funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 18, 1942

Woman, 83, dies at home of Union City daughter.

Mrs. Lillian Kelley Kavanaugh, 83, who since January 25 had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Harry Myers, 702 East Elm street, died Sunday at 10 p. m. at the Union City hospital where she had been taken Sunday morning following a stroke sometime during Saturday night.

A resident of Harrisonburg, Va., Mrs. Kavanaugh's body will be taken there for interment. There will be no service in Union City.

Surviving, besides the daughter, at whose home she died, are four other children, Mrs. J. S. Snell of Indian Head, Md., Mrs. Frank Hayder, Mrs. Harry Buther and Harry Kavanaugh, all of Harrisonburg.

Mr. Kavanaugh died 30 years ago. The widow had been a resident of Harrisonburg her entire lifetime prior to coming to Union City and was a member of the Sacred Heart church of that city.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 20, 1942

Rosa Heuss-Veit is claimed by heart ailment.

A resident of Union City for the past 44 years, Mrs. Rosa Heuss-Veit, widow of Henry L. Veit, 77, 803 West Hickory street, died at 2:15 a. m. Tuesday in the Union City hospital from a heart ailment and complications. She had been confined to her house for the past year, but had been seriously ill for only a few days prior to her death.

Mrs. Veit was born in Jay county on September 13, 1864, Rosa Heuss, daughter of William F. and Mary Catherine (Kopp) Heuss. She attended the Madison township, Jay county, school, and was united in marriage in Ft. Recovery in 1891 with Henry L. Veit. He has been deceased since 1908.

She was a member of the Union City Lutheran church, where for a number of years she served as a Sunday school teacher, the Ladies Aid society and a life member of the National Federation of Missionary societies.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Veit, of Union City, and Mrs. Clara Smith, of Indianapolis; and five brothers, L. P. (Pete) Heuss, Union City route 4; C. W. and A. H. Heuss, both of Indianapolis; John T. Heuss, of Whittier, Cal., and J. M. Heuss, of Traverse City, Mich. Pauline Veit, a daughter, died in 1920.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the late residence, 803 West Hickory street, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home, Union City, to the residence, where fiends may call after 2 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 21, 1942

Elijah Tindle passes away.

Elijah (Lige) Tindle, 55, veteran United States soldier, died Tuesday at 9:20 p. m. at the Hines hospital in Chicago, where he had been admitted two weeks prior. A resident of Union City rural route 2, he had operated a grocery store and antique shop for the past year at Jolly Corner, at the intersection of State Line and the Deerfield road, at the north edge of Union City.

Mr. Tindle, who had been in failing health for the past two years, was admitted five weeks ago to the Veterans' hospital in Dayton, later being transferred to the Hines hospital.

He served 17 years and 10 months in the United States army and marines, including the period during the World war. Mr. Tindle came to Union City about 17 years ago. He was united in marriage 16 years ago in Muncie with Alice McClintock, who survives, together with one sister, Mrs. William Carter, of Rockport. He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. For a short time Mr. and Mrs. Tindle operated a store and antique shop at Hillgrove, before moving to Jolly Corner. At one time he was employed as a mail messenger at the Union City post office.

The remains will arrive in Union City by train at 4 a. m. Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home on North Union street. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 22, 1942

Viola J. Wise dies at Ridgeville.

Mrs. Viola Jane Wise, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Lay, at Ridgeville, yesterday, death being immediately due to a stroke of paralysis. She had been in failing health for several weeks.

Surviving are three sons, Irvin of Dunkirk, William R. of Onward, and Paul of Muncie; four daughters, Mrs. Elfa Hasting and Mrs. Inez Bolinger of Farmland, Mrs. Goldie Courtner of Union City, and Mrs. Ruby Lay, at whose home she died; one brother, W. Silvers of Muncie; one sister, Christine Neely of Union City; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Hopewell church at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville for burial preparation and will be returned to the daughter's home at 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 23, 1942

Mary E. Bortner is dead at Lynn.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Bortner, 83, for 50 years a resident of the Lynn community, died at her home in Lynn yesterday morning following an illness of one week.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nate Shockney and Mrs. Curtis M. Gillum of Winchester, Mrs. Laura Farmer of Losantville and Mrs. Maude Woods of Lynn; four sons, George D. of Richmond, Stanley J. of Lake Charles, La., Elza L. of New Madison, Ohio, and Thomas R. of Lakewood, Ohio; 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Everett Reigel of Redkey. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the home to where the body will be removed from the Thomas mortuary, after 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 25, 1942

Warren Moore funeral services will be Tuesday.

Funeral services for Warren Moore, 65, seven miles northeast of Lynn, will be at Spartanburg Methodist church. Rev. John Watson of Harrisville will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Elvin Thornburg.

Mr. Moore died at his home at 10 a. m. Saturday following an illness of three years.

Survivors are the widow, Erva; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Williams of near Fountain City; Mrs. Blanche Arthur of Muncie, Mrs. Gertrude Ayres of Winchester and Miss Mabel Moore at home; three sons, Vernie, near Lynn, Francis of Van Wert, Ohio, and Henry of Ogden, Utah.

Other survivors are three sisters, Miss Sarah Moore, near Lynn, Mrs. Elza Bortner, New Madison, Ohio, and Mrs. Fred Chenoweth of near Lynn; and three brothers, Harvey, Addison and Perry, all of near Lynn. Seven grandchildren also survive.

The body will remain at the home until the funeral. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 25, 1942

Effie Murray rites in Greenville today.

Miss Effie E. Murray, 54, died at 10:55 a. m. Friday at her farm home, 1 1/2 miles west of Woodington on the Bethel Pike, after a lingering illness.

A daughter of the late William and Susanna (Miller) Murray, she was born in Darke county.

Surviving are two brothers, Fred, with whom she lived, and Henry of near Greenville, and two nieces.

The body has been removed to the Stocker Funeral home, Greenville, where services will be held at 2 p. m. today with Rev. E. V. Louchs officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 27, 1942

Meeks funeral to be at 2 p. m. Thursday.

Funeral services for Alonzo L. Meeks, 73, who died Monday at his home near Parker will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Mount Pleasant church with burial in the Mount Pleasant cemetery. Rev.George Thomas of Pierceton will be in charge.

The body has been returned to the home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 27, 1942

John Teegarden dies at capital.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death Tuesday at 8:30 a. m. of John C. Teegarden at his home at 609 East 10th street, Indianapolis, from injuries and complications resulting from an automobile accident four years ago.

He had been confined to his bed for the past several months.

Mr. Teegarden was a native of Darke county, O., and for many years was a practicing attorney in Anderson and Indianapolis.

Surviving besides the widow, Florence, are one son, Wendell, of Tulsa, Okla., and several brothers, including Jed Teegarden, of Union City.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. However, the remains will be returned to Union City for burial in the Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. The Morris funeral service will be in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 27, 1942

Jane Ann Fosnight dies in Colorado; graveside rites here.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted for Jane Ann Fosnight, 18 1/2 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fosnight, 215 North Sycamore street, Union City, at 2 p. m. today in the Union City cemetery.

The infant died Sunday at 7:15 a. m. in Springfield, Col., from an infection contracted while in a severe dust storm. The child accompanied her parents on a vacation trip, leaving Union City on May 16 and arriving the following Monday in Hutleyville, Col., where the family visited with the Charles Fosnight family; the latter being a brother of J. H. Fosnight.

While there a severe dust storm struck the community and the child contracted an infection which has become prevalent in communities where dust storms occur. She received medical attention and was thought to be recovering. Sunday morning her condition became worse and she died while enroute to a physician in Springfield, several miles away.

Surviving besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fosnight are two brothers, Eugene and Jimmy, and one grandmother, Mrs. Alpha Clem, of Anderson.

The remains were brought back to Union City in the Fosnight auto, leaving Hutleyville at 4 p. m. Sunday and arriving in Union City Monday at 8 p. m.; a distance of 1,500 miles.

Raymond Eichelbarger, of Ansonia, will present the graveside discourse. The Morris funeral service will be in charge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 28, 1942

Funeral of former Union City resident held in Greenville.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Greenville for Mrs. Ovina Rose Miller, 81, former resident of Union City and during her younger years a teacher in Darke county rural schools, who died early Saturday afternoon at the home of a foster daughter, Mrs. Betty Miller-Clair, Greenville. She had been critically ill for the past four weeks.

Her husband, the late Louis Miller, died 15 years ago. Mrs. Miller was born in New York state but had spent the major part of her life in Darke county.

The foster daughter is the only immediate relative.

Rev. Frank Thomas officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery. Mrs. Fred Clear and A. L. Young, of Union City, attended the services.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Oct. 28, 1860, near Buffalo, NY, the daughter of John Stewart and Louisa Barton.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 28, 1942

Alvah Haisley dies.

Alvah Haisley, 87, died at 6 a. m. Wednesday at the [Randolph] county infirmary. Funeral services will be at 1 p. m. Friday at the Clark, Maynard and Walker mortuary in charge of Rev. N. B. Herrell of the Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Fountain City.

The only survivors are several cousins and nieces.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 1, 1942

Horse fall on man -- kills him.

James B. Whitacre, 68, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, route 3, a lifelong resident of the North Dayton community, was killed at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night when a horse he and a veterinarian were treating for heat prostration fell on him, crushing his head. He died instantly.

Mr. Whitacre, a well known farmer, was born in Mississinewa township, Darke county, on April 8, 1874, the son of Jacob and Ann (Suman) Whitacre. He was married to Agness Hampshire on September 22, 1903.

The body was taken to the May and Riffle mortuary at Fort Recovery for burial preparation and will be returned to the home this morning.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Ridge church in charge of Rev. Cecil Brouse. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, two children, Mrs. Melvina Dilworth of Ft. Recovery route 3, and George at home; two sisters, Mrs. May Thompson of Union City route 1, and Mrs. Emma Isenbarger of Butler, Ind.; four brothers, John and George of Fort Recovery route 3, Fred of Rossburg and Wesley of Dayton. Two children and four sisters preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 1, 1942

Former Jay county school superintendent is dead at Redkey.

Redkey, Ind., May 31 -- Henry Webster Bortner, 80, for many years a resident of Redkey, died at 10 o'clock here Saturday night following a paralysis stroke suffered a week ago.

Mr. Bortner had served as superintendent of schools for Jay county for eight years, was a school teacher for forty years, and was a member of the county school board for several years. He was also cashier of the old Redkey bank for thirteen years and a member of the local Masonic lodge and the Presbyterian church at Portland.

Surviving is one son, Ralph Bortner, cashier of the Caar Canning company of Redkey. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Redkey Methodist church. Burial will take place in Hill Crest cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 2, 1942

Minda Alexander, 70, dies at Hollansburg; funeral will be today.

Minda Alexander, 70, died Monday morning at her late home in Hollansburg, Ohio, after a lingering illness.

She leaves a son, Hobart of Farmland; four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Thompson of Hollansburg.

Funeral services will be held at the late residence at 3 p. m. today. Burial will be in the Hollandsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 2, 1942

Darke county native dies.

Following an illness of several months, Lemuel S. Caupp, 68, native and lifelong resident of Darke county, O., Jackson township community, died Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Wayne hospital, Greenville. He had been admitted to the hospital 10 days earlier.

Mr. Caupp was born in Darke county on July 13, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Caupp. He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Crist on February 16, 1902. He had been a lifelong resident and farmer northeast of Union City. Mr. Caupp was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.

Surviving besides the widow, Anna, are six children, Everett Caupp, of Greenville; Roy E. Caupp, near Union City; Mrs. Sylvan Scott, east of Union City; George H. Caupp, of Salamonia; Mrs. Harold Frazier, of Union City, and Charles Caupp, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Thomas, of Greenville; Mrs. Milo (Flora) Peters, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. Frank (Iva) Warren, of Greenville and Mrs. William (Mabel) Parks, of Union City; five brothers, William Caupp of Muncie and Union City; Earl Caupp, of Salamonia; Ira and Daniel Caupp, both of Union City, and nine grandchildren. Dave E. Caupp, another brother, is deceased. (March 20, 1942)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in the Pleasant Valley church, northeast of Union City. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after this evening.

[An obituary published June 15th stated that he was the oldest of 13 children born to Daniel and Louisa (Beal) Caupp. He spent his entire life near Cosmos . Only six children were born of his marriage and all survived him. Two brothers and a sister died in infancy. His brother, Ira Caupp live northeast of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 3, 1942

W. D. Warren passes away.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. (CWT) in the Praise Chapel church, near Salamonia, for Wesley D. Warren, 44, who died Monday at 5 p. m. in the St. John's hospital in Anderson. His late residence was at 2525 Terhume avenue, Anderson.

A native of Jackson township, Randolph county, Mr. Warren was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Warren. He attended the Jackson school, leaving the community about 12 years ago for Anderson.

Surviving besides the widow, Laura, are six children, Lloyd, Ronald, Richard and Clarence Warren, all of Anderson; Mrs. Loraine Kauffman, of Yorktown and Thelma Warren of Bluffton, O.

Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The Brooks funeral home in Union City is in charge of burial arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 4, 1942

Mrs. Alice Bertram dies near Ansonia.

Mrs. Alice Irene Bertram, 72, wife of Francis Bertram, a well known Brown township, Darke county farmer, died at her residence, two miles northeast of Ansonia, after an illness of five months duration.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cole, the deceased was born at Brock and had been a life-long resident of Darke county. She was a member of the Ansonia Church of God.

Survivors are the husband, three sons, George of Greenville; Orville, of Urbana, and Walter, of Rose Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Harl [Harland] McGlinch, Greenville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and four brothers, Marion and Leonard Cole, both of Greenville; Frank Cole, Bradford, and Ray Cole of New Weston.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Ansonia Church of God with the Rev. Marco King officiating Burial will be in the Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 8, 1942

Word received of death of Della Brown in west.

Word was received here Sunday of the death of a Woodington native, Della Brown, 75, which occurred on May 29 at Devner, Colorado, where she made her home with a brother, Curtis Brown.

She had lived at Denver since 1931, when a younger brother, Charles Brown, passed away at his home in Dawn.

Messages stated that funeral services were held on June 1 at Denver.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 8, 1942

Nellie Harter, 77, is dead.

Nellie Smith Harter, 77, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Cox, five miles southeast of Winchester, at 9 a. m. Sunday after a short illness. Mrs. Harter had made her home with the Cox family for the past several years.

Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Clark, Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The only survivor is a niece, Mrs. Lillie Yunazgat, of Lombard, Ill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 9, 1942

Funeral held for pioneer.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the late residence, one mile west of Union City, for Mrs. Nancy Wolfe, 93, pioneer native and resident of Wayne township, Randolph county, who died Saturday at her home. Death was attributed to injuries sustained five years ago when she fell and fractured a hip.

Mrs. Wolfe, whose mind was exceptionally clear up until the time of her death, took pleasure in reminiscing. Among highlights of her memory were the passing of the first train through Union City and the funeral train bearing the body of President Lincoln. Mrs. Wolfe claimed a distant relationship with the Hanks family, of Kentucky, from which sprung Nancy Hanks-Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln.

The deceased was born the daughter of James and Sarah Ingle in Wayne township, March 10, 1849, just one mile west of her late residence. She attended the Conklin school and was united in marriage at Dayton, O., in 1874 with William Wolfe, deceased since 1922. She was a member of the Harrisville Christian church.

Surviving are one son, James Alva Wolfe, at home, and two grandsons, Harold Wolfe, United States navy, Newport, R. I., and Philip Wolfe, of Union City. A daughter, Ada May Wolfe, died in 1900.

With the exception of short periods spent in Dayton, O., Windfall and Iowa, she resided all of her life in the community of her birth.

Rev. John A. Watson officiated. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 9, 1942

Former local woman dies in auto wreck.

Word has been received in Union City by Talmadge Cunningham of the accidental death Sunday morning of his sister, Mrs. Herbert Gade, 30, and a companion, Mrs. James Eatherely, when their automobile struck a bridge abutment near Erick, Okla.

The two women, accompanied by their four children, were enroute from their homes at Santa Monica, Cal., to Union City and Richmond where they planned a six-weeks visit with friends and relatives. The children were not critically injured.

The accident occurred, it is reported, when they were caught in a cloudburst. More than six inches of water covered the road and rain hampered the driver's vision.

Mr. and Mrs. Gade will be remembered in Union City as having operated the Union City Furniture Exchange, located on West Oak street in the Odd Fellows room. Later the business was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Cunningham, and the name changed to the Cunningham Furniture store Mr. and Mrs. Gade left Union City in 1939 to make their residence in Muncie. Later Mr. Gade went to Santa Monica, Cal., where he is employed in a Douglas aircraft plant as a chief inspector. Mrs. Gade joined him in April of 1941.

Surviving Mrs. Gade are the husband, Herbert, three sisters, Miss Christina Cunningham, of Muncie; Beulah Cochran, of Albany, and Mrs. Annabelle Mills, of Canton, O.; four brothers, Talmadge Cunningham, of Union City; Raymond and Marion Cunningham, both of Medora, and Eugene, serving in the United States navy; her father, Otho Grover Cunningham, of Medora, and two children, both admitted to the hospital following the accident, James Herbert, 13, and Judy, 7.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 10, 1942

Mrs. Isaac Good passes away.

Mrs. Isaac Good, 76, died at 1 a. m. Tuesday at her residence, 364 North Walnut street, Union City, O., following an illness of more than eighteen months. She was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, having resided the past 10 years in Union City.

She was born Rosalice Flory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Flory, in Jackson township, O., on August 10, 1865. She attended the Flory school in that community and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the husband, Isaac, are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Loy and Mrs. Willard Zech, of Union City, and Mrs. Lulu Willis, of Piqua, O.; six sons, Harry, of southeast of Union City; Frank, of west of Union City; Clifford, of Rossburg, O.; Herbert, of Greenville, O.; Earl, of Bellevue, Ky., and Forrest, of Piqua, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Good, of Clayton, O., and Mrs. Malinda Smith, of Greenville, O.; 20 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 364 North Walnut street, at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) Thursday, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The remains were returned from the Brook funeral home in Union City Tuesday evening to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 10, 1942

Mrs. Williamson is dead at 82; funeral Friday.

Mrs. Malvina J. Williamson, 82, until 10 years ago a resident of the state line community south of Union City, died at 7:10 p. m. Tuesday at the home of a grand-niece, Adonia Williamson, at Palestine, Ohio. She had been in failing health for some time and during the last few days was in a coma.

Mrs. Williamson was born in Liberty township, Darke county, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Landess) Coapstick. She was married to James A. Williamson, deceased since 1921.

Surviving other than the niece at whose home she died, are another niece and nephew, Mrs. Ben Cole and Herschell Jefferis, both of Palestine.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Palestine Universalist church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial in the Palestine cemetery.

The body has been returned from the C. J. Miller and Son mortuary at Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Malvina Jane Williamson was born Sept. 22, 1859 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., the daughter of John Coapstick and Elizabeth Landis.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 13, 1942

Former local woman dies.

Funeral services will be held at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie at 10:30 a. m. today, with Dr. Wesley Pugh, pastor of the High street Methodist church officiating, for Mrs. Mary E. Weimer, 86, widow of William M. Weimer, who died Wednesday at her late residence in Muncie. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery where a graveside service will be conducted at 12 o'clock, noon. The casket will be opened at the cemetery.

Mrs. Weimer was a daughter of Bowman H. and Hannah Read. The family immigrated to Iowa and returned in 1859 in a covered wagon. At that time they settled near Brookville, O. She was united in marriage with William M. Weimer on March 28, 1879, and lived in and near Union City until 1917, at which time they moved to Muncie.

To this union was born John, who died in infancy; Charles O., who was an attorney in Portland at the time of his death in 1918; Miss Susan B. Weimer, former librarian at the Muncie public library, and Miss Luella M. Weimer, head of the music department at Wilson junior high school, Muncie. Besides the daughters, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Samuel T. Carter, of Union City, and Mrs. George T. Day, of Chicago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 13, 1942

Raymond Retz is found dead near Winchester.

Raymond Retz, 44, was found dead in a barn at 6 a. m. Friday at his farm home, three miles southwest of Winchester. He had hanged himself, the body being discovered by a sister, Mrs. Edna Kabel, with whom he made his home.

Despondency over the war was given as immediate cause of the suicidal act. Mr. Retz had left the home about 4 a. m., it was said. County officers were notified after the sister had summoned aid from a neighbor, Oscar Vanlandingham.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Kabel and Mrs. Charles Honour of near Winchester; one niece, Mrs. Raymond Theurer, and a nephew, Raymond Hinshaw.

The body was taken to the Clark, Maynard and Walter funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation last evening, being returned to the residence, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Main street Church of Christ in charge of Rev. Lee Jackson of Peru, formerly of Winchester. Rev. Raymond D. Harris will assist. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 16, 1942

Dora H. Moody dies near Lynn.

Mrs. Dora (Hodgin) Moody, 69, died at her home two miles south of Lynn at 4:20 a. m. Monday following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the husband Linley; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Litschert of Winchester and Mrs. M. M. Sheaffer of Detroit, Mich.; two brother, A. L. Hodgin of Fountain City and Rev. Elmer J. Hodgin of New Castle; one sister, Mrs. Idris King of Richmond, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 16, 1942

Illness fatal to farmer, 72.

Steward Jennings, 72, farmer living two miles north of Lynn, died at 2:40 a. m. Monday at the Randolph County hospital following a serious illness of two weeks. He had been a patient at the hospital four days.

Surviving are the wife, Cynthia, and one son, A. C. Jennings of near Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Walter Greek. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

After noon today friends may call at the residence, where the body will be taken from the Thomas mortuary in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 19, 1942

Union City bank cashier heart attack victim.

R. A. Bolen, 57, cashier of the Farmers State bank since the organization in 1916, died of a heart attack sustained about 5 a. m. Thursday while he was asleep at his residence, 327 East Elm street, Union City. Although able to work Wednesday morning, he had been in ill health for the past year.

Prominent in the civic, political and business activities of the community, he was born in Union City, O., where he was a lifelong resident, on April 5, 1885, the son of John W. and Lucinda (Strader) Bolen. The deceased attended the Union City East Side high school and took a business course at Ohio State university.

Mr. Bolen served two terms as mayor of Union City, O., before the first World war, four terms as clerk, two terms as a member of the board of education, and several years as councilman. He was a former member of the K. of P. and I. O. O. F. orders, and for many years was a member of the Darke county G. O. P. executive committee. At the time of his death he was affiliated with the Darke county and Ohio State Bankers association and the Union City Chamber of Commerce. Before assisting in the organization of the bank, he had worked for his father and others in the grocery business. Later he operated a hatchery.

Surviving besides the widow, Irene, are one daughter, Beth Bolen, at home; one son, Robert, at home, and one brother, J. F. Bolen, of Anderson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. (CWT) at the Fraze funeral home on West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, and Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the Union City United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains were returned from the Fraze funeral home Thursday evening to the residence where fiends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 20, 1942

County native's death occurs in California.

Word has been received here of the death Wednesday of Gerald B. Welbourne, 38, native of near Union City, at his residence at Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral service and interment will be in Los Angeles.

The deceased was born near Union City on October 4, 1903, and had lived in Union City and Portland. He was united in marriage with Irma Reinhard, of Portland, who survives with one daughter, Barbara Jane, and a half-brother.

Mr. Welbourne was chief military inspector of the Northrop Aircraft, Inc., near Los Angeles. He was a veteran in the air corps and became inspector-in-charge at the Northrop plant on June 1, 1941. For 12 years previously he had conducted experimental tests on the development of flight equipment and aeronautical instruments at the army air corps center, Wright Field, Dayton, O. In this connection he had more than 400 hours in the air. Of interest in this respect was his research work with army engineers on parachutes designed to carry complete airplanes, and study of the triangular type pack parachute.

Finally he conducted tests on aircraft, engines in the laboratory where he later became assistant inspector-in-charge. After 18 months at Lockheed, he was transferred to the Northrop station.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 20, 1942

Body of Russell Kibbi to arrive in Union City for Sunday services.

The body of Russell Kibbi, drowned while swimming Thursday at Galveston, Texas, will arrive in Union City Sunday at 6:28 a. m. by New York Central and be taken to the Brook funeral home where last rites will be conducted at 4 p. m. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mr. Kibbi was the husband of the former Elsie Maner, niece of Margaret Waldron of Union City. Mrs. Kibbi is a Galveston school teacher.

Details of the tragedy are lacking. The body was shipped from Galveston over the Sante Fe last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 22, 1942

Funeral services today for Mrs. Earl Schafer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the Woodington Christian church for Mrs. Virginia E. Schafer, 25, who died early Friday at her residence of her husband's foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Young, one mile east of Woodington. Death followed more than one year's illness.

Rev. Edgar Loucks will officiate and burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Besides the husband, Earl, she leaves her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clarkson, of Springfield, Illinois; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Reichard, of Van Wert; a brother, Ellis Reichard, also of Van Wert, and a sister, Avia, of Dayton.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Virginia Elnora Shafer was born March 31, 1917 in Van Wert, OH, the daughter of Elmer Reichard (b. Darke Co.) and Birdie Ellen Bragg (b. Saratoga, Ind.).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 25, 1942

Death claims Eliza A. Combs.

Mrs. Eliza Ann Combs, 79, widow of Reuben Henry Combs, passed away at her home, 531 North Main street, [Winchester], at 1 p. m. Wednesday following a short illness. Although in failing health for a number of years the fatal illness had only been serious for the past few days.

Survivors are one son, Russell Combs of northeast of Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. Oakley Wolfe of Winchester; one grandson, Louis Henry Combs of Bloomington, and a brother, Frank Hobbick of Muncie.

Mr. Combs died in September of last year.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation, and will be returned to the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon where friends may call. Last rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the residence with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 26, 1942

Lemuel Myers, 81, succumbs after long illness.

Lemuel H. Myers, 81, died at 4 p. m. yesterday at the Union City hospital after an illness that began last October.

He had resided in Union City for the past 40 years and was the son of William H. and Nancy (Earhart) Myers. He had been employed as a mechanic. In his youth, Mr. Myers had attended Hart's Gold school near Spartanburg. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Funeral services will be at the Spartanburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. The body is at the Brooks funeral home where friends may call after this noon. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, Emily, to whom Mr. Myers was married June 16, 1888; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Swathwood, Union City; Mrs. Bernice Britt, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Nellie Brubaker, Elkhart; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 27, 1942

Grant Crawford dies after illness of five years.

U. G. (Grant) Crawford, 76 died at his residence, 629 West Chestnut street, at 7:30 a. m. Friday after an illness of nearly five years. He had been bedfast since February. Death was caused by paralysis.

Mr. Crawford was born at Greenville, Ohio, but had lived in Union City all his adult life. He attended Greenville and Springhill schools and was a member of the Methodist church. He had been employed as a carpenter.

Mr. Crawford was the son of Jonathan and Mary Jane (Sanson) Crawford. He married Lucretia Williamson who preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig in charge. Burial will at the City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home after this morning.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dora Bright, Harrisville; three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Riegle and Mrs. Ella Woods, both living five miles south of Union City, and Mrs. Anna Blaine, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 29, 1942

David Karn dies of fall; Services to be Tuesday.

David Francis Karn, 50, died at the Union City hospital, at 12:30 a. m. Sunday from injuries suffered when he fell from a load of hay Friday. The accident occurred at the Karn farm, five miles south of Union City, when a rope with which Mr. Karn was lifting hay in the barn broke and threw him from a wagon to the concrete floor. Death was due to a skull fracture.

Mr. Karn attended the Butler township school and was a member of the South Salem Christian church. He had resided in the county since 1923.

The funeral will be at the residence at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) tomorrow with Rev. A. R. Nolan of Howe, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Jefferson cemetery near Greenville, Ohio.

Survivors include the widow, Mary; the father, Donavon Karn of Centerville; a son, Larry, at home; three daughters, Ilene of Richmond, Betty Mae of Union City and Joy D., at home, and a step-son, Darrel Harmon, at home.

Other survivors are five half-brothers, Raymond Karn, New York; Alvin Karn, Richmond; Leo Karn, Cambridge City; Avery Karn and Russell Karn, both of Centerville, and a step-brother, Harry Turner of Richmond.

The body was taken to the residence at 5 p. m. from the Fraze funeral home.

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