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

Former Deerfield resident is dead at Hartford City.

Hartford City, Ind., July 1 -- Mrs. Ida (Vorse) Doty, 79, widow of David Doty, died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Blackford County hospital following an extended illness attributed to infirmities of advanced age. She had been in ill health for some time and had been confined to the hospital since February 17.

The body was removed to the Baxter and Martin funeral home for burial preparation and will remain there for the funeral service, which will be arranged after the arrival of relatives.

Born in New Jersey, September 9, 1862, Mrs. Doty remained there for a few years and later came to Randolph county and was married at Deerfield, Ind., on December 20, 1882 to David Doty.

Surviving are a granddaughter, Miss Marguerite Doty; a daughter-in-law, Mr. E. E. Doty, of Arlington, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Etta Pierce, of Ridgeville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Doty, residing south of this city, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Arthur Jones, a resident northwest of this city, is a niece and Clyde Doty, of this city, a nephew.

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

Brother of Union City woman dies in fall.

Hugh McNaughton, 36, brother of Mrs. Russell Rosenbush, died of injuries suffered when he fell from a window of an Indianapolis hotel yesterday morning. His body was found on a sub-roof of the building after he apparently had fallen from a ledge after trying to enter his locked room.

Mr. McNaughton had visited in Union City several times.

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

Death claims Edward Gares.

Edward Gares, 75, retired cabinet maker and merchant policeman, died early Sunday morning at his residence at 223 South Walnut street, Union City, from a heart attack following two years of declining health.

He was a native of Ridgeville, but attended the Union City West Side schools and spent nearly his entire life in the Union City community where he was a member of the Christian church.

The deceased was born the son of A. H. and Susan Jane (King) Gares on October 27, 1866. He was united in marriage with Sarah Reed on November 4, 1890. They observed their golden wedding anniversary two years ago.

Surviving besides the widow, Sarah, are three daughters, Mrs. John Vantress of Ft. Recovery, O.; Mrs. Clarence Mangas and Mrs. Reynaldo (Bud) Stein, both of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Kate Brown, of New Castle; one brother, Roll Gares, of Rochester, N. Y.; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the residence on South Walnut street at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) Tuesday, 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 in Union City to the residence where friends may call after noon today.

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

Clark rites planned today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Clark, 65, former resident of Union City and Winchester, who died Thursday night in a hospital at Buffalo, N. Y. will be held in the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. (CWT) today, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be in the Winchester Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends are being asked to call at the funeral home before the services to view the remains as the casket will remain closed during the rites. The deceased had been in failing health for several years, and seriously ill for the past two weeks.

She was married twice, first to Charles Campbell, a pattern maker employed at the Union City Body company, who died in 1916, and later to Ed Clark, a railroad employe, deceased during the past year.

Mrs. Clark was a member of the Logansport United Brethren church and the Ladies Aid society of that church. She had left Logansport following Mr. Clark's death to make her home with her children.

Surviving are four sons, Elbridge Campbell, of Union City; Ottis Campbell, of Muncie; John Campbell, of Cain, N. Y., and Lester Campbell, of Jeffersonville; two step-sons, and three step-daughters, including Mrs. Marion Sharits, of Union City.

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

Rites to be held for Emma Lollar at 2 p. m. today.

Miss Emma Lollar, 60, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, was found dead in bed Saturday morning at her residence in Saratoga. Neighbors who investigated after they failed to see Miss Lollar about her home found the body. Death, which apparently was from a heart attack, probably was Thursday night.

Miss Lollar was the daughter of John C. and Amanda (Bousman) Lollar and was the last survivor of a family of five.

The body will remain at the Williamson Funeral home in Portland until time for the funeral which will be at 2 p. m. today at the United Brethren church in Saratoga. Rev. Dwight R. Lusk will officiate and burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 7, 1942

All Downing dies at Hollansburg.

O. A. (Al) Downing, 72, was found dead at his home in Hollansburg, Ohio yesterday at 9 a. m.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Mikesell of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Harry C. of Columbus, Ohio, and Jack of Clayton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ella Skinner of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Hollandsburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Warren Souders. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the home, where the body will be taken from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn, after 2:30 p. m. (EWT) today.

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

Long illness proves fatal to woman in Union City.

Mrs. Martin Elliott, 73, of 726 Ward street, died at her home Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. after an illness of two years and a serious illness of five weeks.

Born in Darke county September 24, 1868 the daughter of the late Noah and Hannah (Smock) Stevens, the deceased had been a resident of Union City for 25 years.

Surviving are the husband, to whom she was married on January 30, 1889 in Palestine, Ohio; three children, Orville J. and Mrs. Norman Hampshire of Union City and Charles E. of Richmond; one brother, Walter Stevens of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Ward of Santa Clara, Cal.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Five daughter and one son are deceased.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elliott, a member of the Palestine U. B. church, will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. (CWT) at the Fraze funeral home, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Wednesday.

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

Death accidental in Greenville boy's death from .22 rifle.

A verdict of accidental death has been returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, in connection with the fatal shooting of a four-year-old Greenville boy, Frank Brown, Jr. early Monday evening.

The youngster died at Wayne hospital at 8 p. m. Monday three hours after being struck in the abdomen by a bullet from a .22 calibre rifle of home-made design.

At the time of the accident, the youngster, who lived with his mother, Mrs. Hazel Brown, on Pine street, was watching two other boys, Travis Locke and Billy Myers, both nine years old, playing with the gun, which belonged to an older brother of the Myers boy.

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

New Weston resident, Dols Gibson, dies.

Funeral services have been held for Dols Gibson, 63, Darke county native and lifelong resident, who died Friday evening at his home in New Weston. He had been a blacksmith in the neighboring community for many years.

The deceased had been in poor health for the past month.

Surviving besides the widow, are four step-children, four brothers and three sisters.

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

Westfall rites Saturday at 2.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Waterhouse U. B. church for George W. Westfall, 82, well known Jackson township, O., farmer, who died Wednesday night at his home one mile south of the Jackson school. Death followed a lingering illness.

Last rites will be in charge of Rev. Frank Royer, with burial in the Gettysburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until time for the funeral.

Surviving are the wife, Etta; two sons, Herman of near Union City and Sherrel of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Omer Skidmore of near Union City; two brothers, Martin of Fremont, Ohio, and Elmer of Gagetown, Mich.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Death claims Samuel Strait.

Samuel Crawford Strait, 68, retired carpenter and lifelong resident of Darke county, O., died Friday at 2 p. m. at the home of a brother, John Strait, Greenville rural route 4, following an extended illness.

The deceased was born in Brown township, Darke county, the son of Henry and Rebecca (Bailey) Strait. He attended the Brown township schools and was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church. His wife, Sarah, is deceased.

Surviving are the brother, John Strait, at whose home death occurred; one son, Charles Strait, of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Amann, of Dayton, O.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fanny Murphy, of Greenville, and a half-brother, George Strait, of South State Line.

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

Friends may call after noon today at the Brooks and Sons funeral home, North Union street, to view the remains.

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

Local woman mourns mother's death; rites planned today.

Mrs. Winifred Burkett, of Union City, is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Cora McKay, 69, who was found dead in bed Wednesday morning at her home in Arcanum by another daughter, Mrs. Thurman (Pete) Menkel. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Arcanum Methodist church at 1:30 p. m. (EWT) today, with Rev. A. V. Butts officiating. Burial will be at Ft. Jefferson.

Survivors include her mother , Mrs. Florence Fitzgerald, of Fort Jefferson; eight children, Mrs. Margaret Wood, Mrs. Mary Rebka and Alvin Fitzgerald, all of Greenville; Mrs. Winifred Burkett, Union City; Mrs. Gladys Menkel, Arcanum; Mrs. Nellie Niswonger, Vernon; John Broughman, Lancaster, Pa., and George Broughman, of Bradford; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles Fitzgerald, of Fort Jefferson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 14, 1942

George W. Cox, 84, is dead.

George Washington Cox, 94, died at his home near Winchester yesterday at 2 p. m. following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lullen Knoll of Auburn, N. Y., and Mrs. O. E. Mercer of near Union City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig of Union City. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn anytime before the last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 14, 1942

Rites are today for Elmer Durbin.

Services for Elmer D. Durbin, 61, who died Saturday at his home northeast of Hagerstown, will be at 2 p. m. today at the Hagerstown Nazarene church with Rev. Walter Reece in charge. Burial will be in the Economy cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Ida; one son, Roy, of Mooreland; three brothers, Dorse, Economy; John, Hagerstown and Robert, Williamstown; and one sister, Mrs. James Wine, Indianapolis. Several distant relatives in Randolph county also survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 16, 1942

World war I veteran dies.

Veteran of World War I and in ill health ever since its close, Irvin M. Stump, 60, resident of 517 North Columbia street, Union City, died Tuesday night in the Veteran's hospital in Dayton, O. He had been admitted to the hospital two months ago.

Mr. Stump was born in Wayne township, Randolph county, four miles south of Union City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Stump. He attended the Old District 5 school and in about 1900 moved to Union City where he became one of the earliest of automobile mechanics and was employed at the Central garage.

He enlisted during the war and was stationed at Kelly Field, Tex., later at St. Paul, Minn., and at the time of the signing of the armistice his outfit was ready to sail for France. Mr. Stump returned to Union City following the close of the war and was employed at the James Smith Machine shop until the failure of his health forced him to enter the typewriter repair and antique furniture rebuilding business at his residence. He was a member of the Union City Christian church, Masonic lodge, and a former member of the American Legion, south Salem and Union City bands.

Surviving besides the widow, Edith, are three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Kerr and Miss Etta Stump, of Union City, and Mrs. Jessie Houser, of Lynn; and two brothers, Howard Stump, south of Union City and Glen Stump, of near Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Brooks and Sons funeral home, Union street, Union City with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 16, 1942

Ira S. Pearson dies suddenly.

Ira Sylvester Pearson, 61, died suddenly at his home five miles northwest of Lynn yesterday afternoon.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Esley Graay of near Fountain City; one brother, D. C. Pearson of Carlos, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. J. J. Beisiegel of Carlos. Burial will be in the Liberty cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary anytime after 2 p. m. today.

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

Mrs. Mary Hill dies; services to be Saturday.

Mrs. Mary C. Hill, 60, wife of Edward Hill, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Spillman, Portland, yesterday. Mrs. Hill was a resident of Union City where she was born November 23, 1891, the daughter of Henry and Sophia Miller. Her death followed a long illness of paralysis.

The funeral will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Union City Lutheran church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. H. A. Barth.

The body will be taken from the Baird funeral home, Portland, to the Henry Hill residence, 201 North Walnut street, Union City, at noon today. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Survivors are the husband, Edward; five daughters, Mrs. Spillman, and Miss Marcella Hill, Portland, Miss Edna Hill and Mrs. Joseph Pace, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Harold Brunson, Iona, Mich.; three sons, Henry Hill, Union City, and Robert and Rufus Hill, Jackson, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Lee Cummings, Union City, and 10 grandchildren.

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

B. H. Puterbaugh passes away.

Benjamin H. Puterbaugh, 53, well known Darke county farmer, cattle buyer and feeder, died at 5 p. m. Wednesday at Harding sanitarium at Worthington after a short illness. He was removed to the sanitarium during the past week.

His wife, Hattie DuBoise Putterbaugh, is critically ill. She is being treated at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton.

Mr. Puterbaugh, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, had lived on a farm one-fourth mile south of Woodington for many years. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Woodington Christian church, where he formerly was Sunday school superintendent for more than 20 years.

Besides the wife, he leave his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ad Puterbaugh, of Greenville rural route; a son, DuBoise, also of Greenville rural route 4; two daughters, Jeanne, at home, and Mrs. Eleanor Logan, of St. Paris; five grandchildren; six brothers and three sisters.

The brothers and sisters are: Walter, Greenville rural route 4; Glenn, of Greenville; Willard, Herman and Forrest, all of Ansonia rural route; Marion, of Dayton, and Mrs. Russell Beam, Mrs. Frank Byram and Mrs. Searl Young, all of Greenville rural route.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Woodington Christian church with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Benjamin Harrison Puterbaugh was born Sept. 4, 1888, the son of Addison Puterbaugh and May (should be Mary) Bailey. His wife was named Harriet.]

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

Diving accident victim to be buried in Winchester today; autopsy reveals lung congestion as cause of death.

Funeral services for John Albert Davis, 14, fatally injured in a diving accident at the Goodrich park swimming pool in Winchester Saturday morning, will be conducted today at 10 a. m. at the Main street Church of Christ in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Johnny was the son of Mrs. Estrella B. Davis, Winchester city clerk-treasurer. He died about six hours after attempting a difficult full gainer dive, striking his head on the diving board, falling into the nine-foot pit and sinking to the bottom.

Although he sustained a slight concussion, death at the Randolph County hospital at 4:45 p. m. was due to acute pulmonary edema, a lung congestion. The accident occurred at 10:45 a. m.

An autopsy performed Sunday morning by Dr. L. M. Montgomery of Muncie revealed the cause of death.

The fatal injury to the Winchester youth was the second in the five-year-old existence of the modern pool, a Lynn youth drowning after an attack of cramps about four years ago.

Although the pool was closed to the public at the time of the accident, the youth had been given permission to swim, inasmuch as he helped his mother in the afternoon at the well known pop corn stand on the east side of the courthouse square.

In the pool at the time, however, was Mrs. Esther Engle Baker, Winchester swimming instructor, and a class of her young pupils.

The Davis boy's body was brought to the surface by Robert Barnes, Winchester high school teacher and former manager of the pool, who was standing in the bath house doorway when his, and Mrs. Baker's attention was called to the accident by Junior Hawley, a lifeguard who was raking the beach.

Both Mrs. Baker and Barnes hurried to the deep pit, Barnes after seeing the boy's body come up from the bottom to about a foot from the top, making a surface five and retrieving the body on the first plunge.

Squatting momentarily on the bottom for a spring, an arm around the boy, Barnes shot to the top, swam with the boy to shallow water, carried him to the grass and used artificial respiration.

Johnny gained consciousness after "six or seven pushes," according to Barnes, remarking that "the back of my head hurts," and that he wanted his mother. Johnny was under the water less than two minutes, it was estimated.

The boy was taken to the hospital in the Summers ambulance.

With Johnny on the tower was Glen Coffman. He was not swimming, however. Bill Ferguson, another lifeguard, was working in the bath house.

Johnny, according to George Daly, pool manager, was a good swimmer and diver. Every diver, however, is cautioned against attempting difficult dives.

Daly, ironically, had just arrived at Mrs. Davis's office in the city building to settle up the previous day's business when the call came in that her son was injured.

Survivors, other than the mother, are two brothers, Leland of the U. S. air corps at Rantoul, Ill., and Robert at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Keys of Winchester and Mrs. Alice Janet Surratt of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandfathers, J. A. Davis of Breckenridge, Mich., and John Lake of McAllen, Texas. The father, Orla L. (Put) Davis, former clerk-treasurer, died last September.

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

Frank Turner dies in hospital.

Frank Turner, 70, a resident of Lynn for 30 years, died at 3:45 a. m. Monday at a Richmond hospital following an illness of several months.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary Miller of Fountain City, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home.

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

Death claims Martin Hoggatt.

Martin L. Hoggatt, 80, died Sunday at 7 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, southwest of Carlos. Death followed a lingering illness.

A former resident of Lynn, Mr. Hoggatt is survived, besides the daughter at whose home he died, by one son, Lester E. of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30a. m. Wednesday at the Carlos Christian church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. J. J. Beisiegel. Burial will be in the Union cemetery near Carlos.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 1 p. m. today, when the body will be returned to the daughter's home, where friends may call after 2 p. m.

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

Kirk last rites planned in Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. (CWT) at the Parsons funeral home in Muncie for Mrs. Charles E. Kirk, 48, who died Sunday afternoon in the Ball Memorial hospital in that city.

The deceased was born near Coletown, O., Eva Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Martin. She moved to Muncie after her marriage with Charles E. Kirk.

Surviving besides the husband are four children, Mrs. Anona Brammer, of Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Jean Barton and Bert Kirk, both of Muncie, and Theodore Kirk, of Indianapolis; three brothers, John Martin, of Parker, and Clyde and Ed Martin, both of Muncie, and three grandchildren.

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

Bennett graveside service here today.

Mrs. B. K. Snodgrass, of Union City, Monday was informed in a telephone message from Indianapolis of the death Saturday evening in that city of Mrs. Henry Bennett, formerly a resident of Union City.

Funeral services will be held in Indianapolis at 9 a. m. (CWT) today. The remains will be moved from the capital city to the Union City cemetery for interment and graveside services at 12 o'clock noon today. The casket will be opened at the grave.

Mrs. Stanley Tipple, Union City, is a relative of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 23, 1942

Former local conductor dies of injuries.

Bert Strahan, an inter-urban railway conductor between Union City and Muncie several years ago, and more recently a street car conductor in Dayton, O., was found dead in bed at his residence in Dayton, O., about 11:30 p. m. Monday. The body was found by Mrs. Strahan, the former Daisie Bright, of Union City.

Just one week prior to his death, Mr. Strahan was injured when he was struck by an automobile as he stepped from the street car he was operating. He sustained an injury to his right arm just below the shoulder, but no other apparent harm. He had not yet returned to his job.

Surviving besides the wife are three sons, Buford Strahan, of Arcanum, O.; Virgil Strahan, United States armed forces, and Richard Strahan, of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Bradley Steiner, of Dayton; Mrs. Ralph Fippen, of Williamson, W. Va., and Mrs. Vernon Hofer, of Alburn, W. Va., and a sister-in-law, Mrs. John Schricker, of Union City.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

[Funeral services were held at the Reisinger funeral parlor in Dayton on Thursday. Burial was made in the Abbottsville cemetery, Darke Co., OH.]

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

Darke county airman is killed in crash.

Second Lieutenant Clyde Kaffenbarger, 22, of the United States air corps, native of Darke county, Ohio, was killed Thursday at 9:30 a. m. while attempting to land his pursuit plane in a routine flight at the Bedford, Mass. airport.

Lieut. Kaffenbarger was the son of Albert and Maacha (Sharp) Kaffenbarger and lived on New Weston route 1. Born in Darke county on January 27, 1920, he was a graduate of the Jackson, Ohio school with the class of 1938. He was married to Edith Clay of Attica, Ohio, in June of this year. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

Lieut. Kaffenbarger entered the service September 3, 1941 and received his commission on April 29, 1942.

Surviving are the wife, Edith; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kaffenbarger; three brothers, Albertus of Fort Wayne, James of Dayton and Bobby at home; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bennett of fort Wayne and Mrs. Gladys Harmeson of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Trinity Lutheran church in Fort Recovery in charge of Rev. D. R. Honn. Burial will be in the Fort Recovery cemetery.

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

Adams funeral to be Sunday afternoon at Winchester mortuary.

The Hinshaw reunion, which was to have been held Sunday at Fountain City, has been canceled for this year due to the death of Steven O. Adams.

Funeral services for Steven O. Adams, 73, who died Wednesday night in a Chicago hospital, will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker chapel in Winchester Sunday at 1 p. m. in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig of Union City, assisted by Rev. Herbert Boase of Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Winchester mortuary until the hour of the last rites.

Arriving in Winchester yesterday for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Adams of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Adams of Eaton, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Adams of Wilmington, Ill.

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

Frank Hart, 65, is dead after a long illness.

Joseph F. (Frank) Hart, 65, died yesterday afternoon at his home one mile east of Hillgrove, death following an illness of ten months. He had been seriously ill for the past week.

A mechanic and threshing machine operator, Mr. Hart had lived in this community for 50 years. He was born in Woodland, Mich., on January 8, 1877, the son of Cyrus and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Hart. In 1899 he was married to Maggie M. Coats, who survives.

Other survivors are two children, Forrest Hart of Birmingham, Mich., and Mrs. Hilda Pratt of Union City route 2; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mollie Hart of Union City route 2, Mrs. Rose Rudy, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Maude Murphy of Dayton, Ohio, John B. Hart of Union City, Clarence Hart of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Walter Hart of Dayton and William L. Hart of Union City route 5. Nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive.

One son, Vernon, died at the age of 18 and a daughter, Mrs. Meredith Dunham, died in 1936.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry of Salamonica. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Saturday. The casket will not be opened during the service.

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

Union City woman's father stroke victim.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon near Noblesville for Carl Lennen, 83, who died Friday at his residence in Ansonia, O., from shock and injuries which he sustained one week ago in a fall.

Mr. Lennen, a retired Washington township, Darke county farmer, moved to the Ohio community from Noblesville in 1919. He had lived retired for several years.

Surviving besides the widow, Lou, are six children, Charles Lennen of Noblesville; James L. Lennen of Middletown; Mrs. Murray Marshall, of Fortville, Jesse Lennen, of Ansonia; Mrs. W. C. Wentworth, Union City, and Clarence Lennen, Greenville.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cunningham, Ridgeville, killed in auto accident. - Passengers suffer serious injuries as automobiles collide.

Death wrote a tragic farewell to the lives of two Randolph county parents who were making a final automobile trip with their son as he left to report to the United States naval air base near Peru.

The dead were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cunningham, one mile southeast of Ridgeville, who were victims of an automobile collision at the intersection of state roads 22 and 13, 15 miles southwest of Marion.

Injured in the same crash were their son, Russell Cunningham, 21, and Miss Donnabelle Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Snyder, north of Ridgeville.

Russell Cunningham had enlisted in the navy last Thursday and was ordered to report to the air base south of Peru early Sunday morning. The accident occurred less than 30 miles from their destination.

Mrs. Cunningham, sitting in the front seat of the car next to her husband who was driving, was killed instantly by the collision. She suffered numerous fractures.

Mr. Cunningham died at the Marion General hospital one hour after the accident. The Cunningham car was said to have been hurled 200 feet by the impact.

Russell Cunningham is at Marion General hospital with a broken back and bruises. Miss Snyder, also in the hospital, suffered a fractured leg and severe cuts.

The Cunnighams had lived on a farm near Ridgeville for several years and Mr. Cunningham formerly was employed at Anderson.

The bodies were brought to the Painter funeral home yesterday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are expected to be completed today.

[Brief funeral services were held for Carl Cunningham, 55, and Winona, 52, his wife, at the Ridgeville Methodist church at 1 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. W. B. Wheatly in charge, assisted by Rev. W. O. Power. Burial was made in Alexandria. In addition to the son, Mr. Cunningham is survived by four brothers, Omer and Arthur Cunningham, both of near Alexandria; Albert Cunningham, near Warren, and Dewey, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Bennie and Estella Cunningham, near Alexandria. A sister, Mrs. Nellie Cunningham, wife of Mrs. Cunningham's brother, Omer, and one brother Sanford Hicks, both of near Alexandria, survive Mrs. Cunningham.]

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

Marcia Watkins dies at capital.

Hagerstown, Ind., July 26. -- Marcia Kay Watkins, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Watkins, of this place, died Friday morning at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis after a week's illness.

Besides the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baxter, of Winchester, survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Congregational Christian church with Rev. H. H. Short in charge. Burial was at the West Lawn cemetery.

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

Armella Davis, county native, dies at Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., July 26, 1942. -- Mrs. Armella C. Davis,84, widow of J. Parker Davis, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at her home, 1700 East Jackson street, after an extended illness.

She was born in Randolph county and resided in Muncie fifty-eight years. She was a member of the High Street Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Paul B. Davis, of the Muncie Office Equipment Supplies company, and Arland, of Fairmount; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hawkins of Muncie and Mrs. Alice Brumbaugh of West Virginia.

The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Parson mortuary, Rev. A. W. Pugh in charge. Burial was in the Maxville cemetery near Farmland.

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

Greenville veteran antique dealer dies.

George Brown, 65, veteran Greenville furniture and antique dealer, died at 10:15 a. m. Saturday at his residence, 426 East Fifth street, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Brown had been in business in Greenville for more than thirty years and was very well known throughout Darke and surrounding counties.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; a brother, Frank Brown, of Greenville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ilda Zech, of Union City route 5.

The deceased was a native of Greenville. His parents were the late Ben and Lydia (Price) Brown.

Funeral services will be conducted from the late residence at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

Illness proves fatal Monday to woman, 78.

Mrs. John Peters, 78, died early Monday morning at the home of a son at 7169 King avenue, Dayton, Ohio, following an illness of six months. She left the Saratoga community six years ago to make her home with children in Dayton.

Born in Darke county, Ohio, Mrs. Peters attended the Ridgeville schools and was married to John Peters at New Pittsburg in 1882.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Oak street U. B. church in Dayton at 1:30 (EWT) Wednesday in charge of Rev. Harvey G. Clark. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery south of Ansonia, Ohio.

The body will be returned to the Dayton residence Tuesday afternoon from the Brooks funeral home in Union City. Friends may call after noon today.

Surviving are eight children, Daniel and Merritt of Winchester, Mrs. Grace Rickert of Union City, Mrs. Maude Culy of Hagerstown, Mrs. Alma Raeling, Edison, and Kelso Peters and Mrs. Anna Friesner, all of Dayton.

Mrs. Peters was a member of the Oak street U. B. church, a life patron of the Woman's Missionary society. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Jane (Harter) Ault. Her husband, now deceased, was a well known stock farmer in the Saratoga-Union City territory.

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

Death claims Mrs. Castle Wednesday.

Mrs. Charles E. Castle, 68 prominent Union City resident, died at her residence, Rohr apartments, at 4 p. m. yesterday after a series of heart attacks that began two weeks ago.

Mrs. Castle was born Lola M. Richter, the daughter of J. T. and Martha (Wooley) Richter, April 25, 1874 at Williamsburg and moved to Union City September 12, 1900. She was married to Charles E. Castle by the Rev. McDonald of the Union City Presbyterian church.

Funeral services will be at the Brooks Funeral home at 4 p. m. (CWT) Friday with Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, in charge. Burial will be at the Union City cemetery.

Survivors include the husband; one son, Richter Castle, Union City; one daughter, Miss Martha Castle, Union City and Hagerstown; one sister, Miss Zella Richter, Ely, Minn., and one grandchild, Janet Castle, Union City.

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

Heart ailment fatal to infant.

A heart ailment caused the sudden death at 7:10 a. m. Wednesday of Bobby Lee Maloy, 4 1/2 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Maloy, at the residence, 116 Chestnut street, Union City, O.

The infant was born in Union City on March 21, 1942. He is survived by the parents, Herman C. and Iva (Strait) Maloy; seven brothers and sisters, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Maloy of Union City, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Koffenberger, of Union City.

A brother, Jackie, 2, was released only Tuesday from the Union City hospital after having had a cast place on his hip for a dislocation.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. (CWT) at the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. today.

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

Death claims retire pastor, Rev. Hamilton.

Rev. William E. Hamilton, 71, retired Methodist minister, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at the family home in Yorktown, after an illness of three months. He had been a member of the North Indiana Methodist conference for forty years, serving twelve charges, and as a substitute pastor since his retirement three years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Yorktown Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The body will lie in state at the church one hour preceding the services. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville, east of Farmland.

Rev. Hamilton had served as pastor of Methodist churches in Ingalls, Kempton, New Waverly, Santa Fe, Windfall, Ossian, Lynn, Gas City, Yorktown, Pennville, Forest and Cicero. He was pastor of the Yorktown Methodist church for five years. During the past three years, Rev. Hamilton had lived in Yorktown.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Meade Arbegast Hamilton; four sons, James and Paul Hamilton of Yorktown, Merrill Hamilton of Michigan City and Myron Hamilton, of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Jackson of Indianapolis, Mrs. Wayne Dwyer of Yorktown and Miss Mary Hamilton at home; two brothers, Joseph Hamilton of Winchester and Roy Hamilton of Parker; one sister, Miss Fannie Hamilton of Parker, and several grandchildren. Another daughter, Miss Esther Hamilton, preceded her father in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 31, 1942

Accident victim dies in Greenville.

Complications resulting from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on the night of October 28, 1941, claimed the life of Jesse Sylvester Lees, 67, at his residence 365 Gray avenue, Greenville, at 4:45 p. m. Tuesday.

The accident, which involved a road roller and three autos, also caused the death of an Osgood resident, Floyd O'Neil, 57. He died at Wayne hospital, Greenville, shortly after the accident.

The deceased leaves a wife, Olive; two foster daughters, Mrs. Dick Martin, Greenville, and Mrs. J. O. Clamer, of Ansonia; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hays, Greenville, and Mrs. Carrie Bowen, of Buffalo, N. Y.; two half-brothers, Cliff Lee, Dayton and Roy Lees, Indianapolis and a step-sister, Mrs. Otto Stephens, Greenville.

A brother, Charles Lees, died on July 7 at Richmond.

Christian Science funeral services will be held at the late residence at 2 p. m. today with Mrs. Milo Wenger officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 31, 1942

John H. Stack, stock buyer, passes away.

Following a lingering illness that had extended over the past several years, John H. (Jack) Stack, 74, prominent Randolph county farmer and livestock buyer residing seven miles south of Union City on the Jackson pike, died Thursday at 5 a. m. in the Union City hospital. Death was attributed to numerous complications. He had been admitted to the hospital two weeks earlier.

Mr. Stack was born in Preble county, O., near Eaton, the son of Edmund and Honora Stack, both natives of Ireland. He moved with his parents to Randolph county where he received his education in the county schools. He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Redmond on November 15, 1895, in Union City. He was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church. Mr. Stack, after moving to Randolph county, remained there all of his life with the exception of ten years spent operating a delicatessen at Long Beach, Cal.

Surviving besides the widow, are two sisters, Mrs. John Haselmire, of Union City, and Mollie Stack, south of Union City, and two brothers, Frank Stack, south of Union City and Tom Stack, residing some place in the east.

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

The remains were returned Thursday afternoon from the Morris funeral service to the residence, south of Union City, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 1, 1942

Rolly C. Baker, 78, is dead at daughter's home.

Rolly C. Baker, 78, farmer living four miles west of Union City in Jackson township, died at 7:30 a. m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Mock, one mile east of Ridgeville. He had been seriously ill for two weeks and in failing health for two years.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are the wife, Emma; four children, Don of near Union City, Oleasant of near Gaston, Mrs. Irene Mock of near Ridgeville and Mrs. Lizzie Conklin of near Winchester; seven brothers and sisters, John of Saratoga, Harr, Jesse, Mrs. Anna Burk, Mrs. Clara Stidham, and Mrs. Maude Gullett, all of Union City, and Mrs. Nettie Stidham of Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the home in Jackson township in charge of Rev. R. A. Walling. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be taken from the Painter mortuary at Ridgeville to the residence this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 4, 1942

Union City native dies in Greenville.

A native of Union City and a resident here until 10 years ago, Mrs. Lola Alice Miles, 50, 307 Riffle avenue, Greenville, O., died Monday at 5 a. m. in the Wayne hospital at Greenville.

She was born in Union City on November 16, 1891, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eber Doherty. She attended the Union City schools, was a member of the Pleasant Hill church and in 1908 was united in marriage with John Miles in Union City.

Surviving besides the husband are two children, Robert Miles, of Camp Forrest, Tenn., and Walter Miles, of California; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene Tobin, residing south of Union City, Mrs. James Wright and Miss Fern Doherty, both of Ft. Wayne, and one brother, Troy Doherty, also of Ft. Wayne.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Brooks funeral home, Union street, Union City. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home to view the remains anytime after 6 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 4, 1942

Thomas Kelly dies in Richmond.

Thomas Kelly, 68, until six years ago a resident of Union City, died at Richmond yesterday. He was born east of Union City on December 21, 1873.

A bachelor, Mr. Kelly is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Dillon of Huntington, Miss Jose Kelly of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. John Cotter and Mrs. John Sullivan of Union City and Mrs. John Horrigan of west of Union City, and one brother, Ed Kelly of Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a. m. (CWT) at the Union City St. Mary's church of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Aquinas Knoff will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 4, 1942

Horn funeral this afternoon.

Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. (EWT) at the Hollansburg Christian church for Mrs. Hazel Horn, 54, wife of H. C. Horn, who died Saturday night at her home northeast of Hollansburg. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

She had been bed fast three weeks.

Surviving are the husband, one son, Gerald of Union City; the mother, Mrs. Lida Richards of Union City; one brother, Alonzo of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Mikesell of New Madison, Ohio, and Mrs. Ada Coppock of Richmond, and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 5, 1942

Rev. George W. Vanderburg, 72, dies early Tuesday at Ridgeville home.

An illness of several weeks was fatal to Rev. George W. Vanderburg, 72, early Tuesday morning at his home in Ridgeville.

Born in Randolph county on February 17, 1870, the son of Daken and Margaret (Rockhill) Vanderburg, he was ordained a minister in 1914 and was a member of the Eastern Indiana Christian Church conference.

Rev. Vanderburg had held pastorates at the following churches: North White River, Shiloh, Losantville, Carlos, New Liberty, South White River, Noble, Sardinia, Pleasant Grove, Clear Creek, Sugar Creek, Granville, Good Hope and Mississinewa.

He resigned his active pastorate at Mississinewa on July 1, 1942.

Surviving are the wife, Carrie; three daughters, Mrs. Merle Arthur of Parker, Mrs. Trenton Waltz of Ridgeville and Mrs. Glen Fraze of Winchester; one son, Ralph of Greenville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Effie Thomas of near Lynn; one half-brother, Raymond Vanderburg of Wenatches, Wash., and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Jesse Oren. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Painter mortuary in Ridgeville to the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 7, 1942

Julius Platt, 27, native of Lynn, dies in Richmond.

Richmond, Ind., Aug. 6. -- Julius Platt, 27, son of Mrs. Iva Platt and the late Corrie Platt, died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, 123 South Ninth street, following a three-weeks' illness. He is survived by his widow, Myra, a son, Nicholas; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Boddrey of Richmond and Mrs. E. G. McClish of near Fountain City; and his mother.

He was a resident of Richmond for the past five years and a member of the Fountain City Friends church. He was born Sept. 8, 1914, at Lynn.

Interment will be at Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City following services at the Jones & Placke funeral home in Richmond at 2 p. m. Saturday. Rev. John Randolph of the New Garden Friends church of Fountain City will be in charge. Friends may call after noon Friday.

Mr. Platt and his mother operated a sandwich shop at 911 1/2 Main street in Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 8, 1942

Father of Union City man is dead at 86; funeral to be Sunday.

Portland, Ind., Aug. 7. -- Daniel Shaneyfelt, 86, lifelong resident of Jay county, died at his home here at 3:40 a. m. today following a stroke which occurred Thursday evening. A retired laborer and farmer, Mr. Shaneyfelt had been blind for several years.

He was born in Jay county January 27, 1856, the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Shaneyfelt. On June 22, 1874 he was married to Nancy C. Loy, who died January 17, 1940.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Thomas Trueblood of Portland, Daniel of Lima, Ohio, John of Union City, Adam of Portland, and Mrs. B. W. Goraline of near Mendon, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Two sons, five daughters, and a brother preceded him in death.

The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home and returned tonight to the home of the son, Adam, where it will remain until the last rites, which will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the U. B. church in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall. Burial will be in Antioch cemetery, six miles southeast of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 10, 1942

Hosea F. Hobbick is dead at 83; funeral is today.

Last rites for Hosea F. Hobbick, 83, retired Winchester hardware dealer who died Saturday morning at the home of a son, Chester, will be conducted today at 2:30 p. m. at the Summers funeral home in Winchester. Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving, other than the son at whose home he died, are six other sons, Clifford of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Emma Ginn of Winchester, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Hobbick was born in Winchester May 21, 1859, the son of David and Sarah (Shaw) Hobbick.

When a boy he was apprenticed to the tinner's trade and soon became one of the most skillful in this profession in this section of the state. Mr. Hobbick opened a hardware store in Winchester in 1900 and continued in business until he retired in 1932.

On June 22, 1887 he was married to Mary McIntire of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 10, 1942

Clyde Alexander rites are today at Praise Chapel.

Funeral services for Clyde R. Alexander, 44, who died Friday night at his home one and one-half miles southeast of New Pittsburgh, will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at the Praise Chapel Church of God located on the Randolph-Jay county line. Rev. Eugene V. Rice will officiate. Burial will be in the New Pittsburgh cemetery.

Death followed a ten-days' illness from uremic poisoning.

Mr. Alexander was the son of James U. and Sarah Alice (Stump) Alexander and was married on March 24, 1923 to Treva Marsh, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Errol W., and a daughter, Twyla E., both at home, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. R. A. Walling of Ridgeville route 3, Miss Dessie Alexander of Union City route 2, Mrs. Howard Spencer of Dunkirk, Mrs. George J. Fowler of Union City route 2, Harley of Anderson, Perry of Hamilton, Ohio, and Samuel of Fort Wayne. A brother and sister are deceased.

Mr. Alexander had lived on the farm where he died for 20 years. The body was returned to the residence Sunday from the Williamson funeral home at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 10, 1942

John W. Cull, 73, found dead in Jay county.

Portland, Ind., Aug. 9. -- (Special) - John W. Cull, 73, well known Jay county farmer, was found dead at 7 a. m. today in a barn on his farm. His body was discovered by his wife, Rosa. Dr. Donald Spahr, county coroner, pronounced the death as suicide. Mr. Cull had been in ill health.

Born March 6, 1869 in Noble township to Jacob and Magdalena (Zimmerman) Cull, the deceased was married on July 6, 1891 to Rosa C. Fetter. He and his wife had lived on the same farm their entire married life.

Surviving are one brother, Fred of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and two sisters, Lucinda, wife of Ben Rosenbush of Union City, and Mrs. Tilla Patton of Ft. Recovery. Two brothers, one sister and a daughter are deceased.

The body was brought to the Williamson funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence tomorrow morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence, one-half mile north of Salamonia, in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 11, 1942

Wm. Leahy, former resident is dead.

Union City relatives have received word of the death Sunday in the St. Anthony hospital, Michigan City, of William Leahy, 35, Union City native. The body will be taken to Dayton, O., for services and burial. Arrangements have not yet been completed.

Mr. Leahy admitted to the hospital in Michigan City Saturday after suffering a heart attack on a train upon which hew was returning from Chicago to Hart, Mich., where he and Mrs. Leahy had been spending several weeks.

Mr. Leahy, who spent much of his early life in Union City, was sales manager for the Dryback company, of Binghampton, N. Y.

Surviving are the widow and parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Leahy, Sr. of Dayton, O. Mrs. Ellen Reagan, of Union City is a relative.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at Sacred Heart church in Dayton, O. The body was returned to Union City and burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery, north of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 13, 1942

Marshla Lavernne Mote dies in hospital; funeral to be today.

Marshla Lavernne Mote, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Mote, residing four miles northeast of Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock.

Besides the parents, survivors include four sisters, Lucy Marcella, Jeanette Maxine, Delores Ann, and Roberta Jean, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mote of Union City and Mr. and Mrs. Prosper Stump of Fort Recovery, Ohio, and a great-grandfather, Washington Stump, of Fort Recovery.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home at Winchester and will be removed Thursday afternoon to a Fort Recovery cemetery, where graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. D. R. Lusk of Saratoga in charge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 13, 1942

To hold William Kirkland rites today at Greenville, O.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the Zeckar funeral home in Greenville for William Kirkland, 82, former resident of Union City, who died Tuesday at the Darke county infirmary after a brief illness. He had been an inmate at the infirmary for the past two years.

Besides his wife, Lizzie, he also leaves a son, William, Jr., both of Union City.

Mrs. Bowman Hostetler will officiate during the services today. Burial will be in the Darke County Home cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 14, 1942

Versailles man killed by train.

William H. Ware, 70, of 204 East Ward street, Versailles, O., died Thursday morning shortly after his automobile was struck by the 8 a. m. westbound New York Central passenger train, while he was driving across the tracks at the Worch Lumber company crossing in Versailles. Witnesses said the car was dragged more than 200 feet before it fell clear of the train.

Ware was unconscious when taken from the wreckage of his coupe, and never regained consciousness before he died a few minutes after he was admitted to the Wayne hospital at Greenville. Hospital attaches said a skull fracture caused his death.

Ware was active in Versailles civic affairs for many years and a member of the Board of Public Affairs. He retired sometime ago as chief engineer of the Versailles power plant.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Henry Peschke of Versailles and one grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 15, 1942

Sylvia Miller dies in hospital.

Mrs. Sylvia Miller, 54, 629 Walnut street, Greenville, died unexpectedly early Friday in the Wayne hospital where two weeks ago she had undergone an operation. Death was due to a blood clot.

Surviving are the husband, Fred of Middletown, Ohio; one son, Robert of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. McFarland of Dawn and Gladys at home; the mother, Mrs. Anne Peck of Ansonia; four brothers, Julius Apple of St. Marys, Marion of Piqua, Irvin and Alfred of Versailles; one sister, Mrs. James Clark of Piqua; one half-brother, Chalmer Peck of Beamsville, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Ansonia Church of God in charge of Rev. Marco King. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Sylvia May Catherine Miller was born Jan. 10, 1888 in Shelby Co., OH, the daughter of William Apple and Anna Achbach.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 17, 1942

Lewis Britton, former druggist, dies; rites today.

Louis M. Britton, 64, who owned and operated a drug store in Winchester for 21 years, died at his home in Hamilton, Ind., Saturday at 11:30 a. m.

Until three weeks ago he actively managed a drug store at Hamilton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. today at the Swift funeral home at Hamilton in charge of Rev. Paul Stephenson. Burial will be in Fall Creek cemetery at Pendleton.

Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Buckmaster of Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Faye Wallace of Kendallville.

Mr. Britton was graduated from Purdue university with the class of 1904, coming to Winchester in 1915. He operated the Britten drug store for 21 years, selling the business in 1936. He was a member of Knight Templer of Winchester and Knights of Pythias of Hamilton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 18, 1942

Gertrude Quick dies at home.

Mrs. Gertrude Quick, 51, died at her home, six miles northeast of Lynn, Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, death following a long illness. She had formerly been a resident of College Corner, Ohio and Liberty.

Surviving are the husband, George; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Sipe, at home; five sons, James of Indianapolis, and Loren, Russell, Earl and Robert, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hemp of Castle Wood, S. D., and Mrs. Sam Cook of Watertown, S. D.; five brothers, William Keonders of Cheboygan, Mich., and Theodore, Jack, Henry, and Garrett Koenders, all of Castle Wood, and one granddaughter. The body was remove to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Spartanburg Methodist church with Rev. G. H. Myers in charge. Interment was made in the Spartanburg Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 19, 1942

Mrs. Grace Davis dies Tuesday at Williamsburg.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Grace Davis, wife of Henry C. Davis, of Williamsburg. Mrs. Davis, who resided east of Winchester until about seven years ago, died early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be at the Friends church at Williamsburg at 2 p. m. Thursday.

Survivors include three sons, Basil, now in the Pacific fleet of the navy; John, Fountain City and Gerald, at home. Mrs. Ellis Johnson, Winchester, is a sister-in-law.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 19, 1942

Eliza Addington, former resident of Saratoga, taken by death at Auburn; would have been 101 in three weeks.

Mrs. Eliza Addington, centenarian, resident of Saratoga until four years ago, died from inflammation Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Mark Pogue of Angola. In three weeks from the date of death Mrs. Addington would have reached the age of 101 years.

The widow of Isaac Addington, who passed away a number of years ago, Mrs. Addinton had resided alone until 97 years of age and until the last four months had been in good health. Mr. Pogue was a former resident and at one time served as clerk of the county.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Saratoga Methodist church at 2 p. m. Thursday and interment will take place in the Saratoga cemetery.

Mrs. Cliff Hines, Mrs. Ray Davisson, Clayt Addington, all of Winchester, Carleton Fraze of Union City, and Mrs. Minnie Collett of Angola, former Ridgeville resident, are surviving grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 19, 1942

Frances Lee Arthur dies of influenza; plan rites Thursday.

Frances Lee Arthur, 9-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Arthur, died early Tuesday morning at the home of the parents, 322 South Columbia street, Union City. Death was attributed to complications resulting from intestinal influenza.

The infant was born on November 15, 1941. Surviving besides the parents, Eugene Arthur and Doris (Tipple) Arthur; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Tipple, Union City; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Arthur, of Harrisville; great-grandfather, John H. Potts, Union City, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Strader, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Ed Arthur residence in Harrisville, with Rev. A. J. Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be taken to the Arthur residence in Harrisville at 9 a. m. today from the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 20, 1942

Heenan Moore is dead at 81.

Heenan Moore, 81, retired farmer, died at his home, 443 East North street, Winchester, at 8:30 o'clock last night. Until his retirement he had farmed in the Mt. Zion community.

Surviving are the wife, Ora K.; one son, Fred, superintendent of the James Moorman Orphan's home; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Price of near Union City, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Winchester Friends church with Rev. Aaron Napier in charge. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 20, 1942

Local man mourns death of sister in Greenville, O.

Raymond Miller, Union City route 4, is mourning the death of his sister, Mrs. Estella Bryson Miller, who died Tuesday at her residence, 410 Wayne avenue, Greenville, O., after an illness of 18 months.

The deceased was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county. Besides the brother, Raymond, she leaves two other brothers, Everett, of Greenville rural route, and Morris, of Camden; one son, Eugene, and one daughter, Mrs. H. B. Cline, both of Chicago; one granddaughter, her mother, Mrs. I. N. Bryson, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hostetler, of Chicago, and Mrs. Elva Lally, of Detroit, Mich.

Christian Science funeral services will be conducted at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2 p. m. (EWT) with Mrs. Milo Wenger officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Estella Lucy Miller was born Jan. 23, 1879 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Isaac Newton Bryson (b. Darke Co.) and Phoebe Jane Edwards ( b. Grant Co., IN). Her deceased husband was named Perry Miller.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 20, 1942

Charles Mangas stroke victim.

Found Sunday suffering from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home near New Lisbon in Jackson township, Randolph county, where he lived alone, Charles N. Mangas, 66, died about noon Wednesday in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. He was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson township. It was believed that he had been stricken sometime Saturday.

He was born in the community of his residence on August 25, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Mangas. At the time of his death he was the last descendant of Mr. and Mrs. Casper Mangas.

The deceased had occupied himself as a laborer in the community. He had attended the Old Mangas school and was a member of the New Lisbon church.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the New Lisbon church, northwest of Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may view the remains at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City after 3 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 22, 1942

Former resident dies in California.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, Cal., of Mrs. Nannie Hartman Pierce, formerly of this city.

Survivors include the husband, Fred; one sister, Mrs. Charles V. Friesner, of Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Walter G. Hartman, of Columbia, Mo., and Robert M. Hartman, of Dayton, O.

Burial will be in the Forrest Lawn cemetery, Los Angeles, Cal.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 27, 1942

Thomas E. Birum is dead at 82.

Thomas E. Birum, 82, native of Randolph county, died at 3 p. m. yesterday at Rest sanitarium, north of Greenville, Ohio, where with his wife he made his home.

A retired carpenter, the deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Birum, being born December 27, 1859. Surviving are three children, Francis of Union City, Mrs. Elsie Warren of Barryton, Mich., and William of Hillsdale, Mich.; one brother, Joe Birum of California; one sister, Mrs. James Hindsley of near Union City, and the wife, Nettie.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. (CWT) at the Brooks funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. John Watson. Burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 28, 1942

Spencer infant passes away.

Charles Samuel Spencer, Jr., 10-month-old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Spencer, Grand apartments, Union City, died Thursday at 3:15 p. m. in the Union City hospital.

The infant had been ill for one week and seriously ill for the past three days.

Charles was born in the Union City hospital on November 1, 1941. Mrs. Spencer formerly was Miss Genell McMurray, daughter of Mrs. Lola Timmons, of Lynn.

Surviving besides the parents, and maternal grandmother are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spencer, of Union City, and a great-grandfather, Will Cross, of Bristol, Va.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. R. H. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home to the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spencer, 402 North State Line street, where friends may call after 3 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 29, 1942

Rites for Mrs. Louisa Brown to be Sunday.

Mrs. Louisa O. Brown, 85, widow of Ed I. Brown of Winchester, died Friday at 4 a. m. at the home of Mrs. Florence Showalter at Lynn.

Survivors include one son, Eldon Lesley, of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, D. W. Wilmore of Winchester, John H. Wilmore of Mountain View, Okla., and Lee and Guy Wilmore, both of Ridgeville; one granddaughter, Mrs. Nilah Willmarth, of Puerto Rico, and one great-granddaughter.

The deceased was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Winchester Friends church.

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

Friends may call at any time at the Showalter home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 29, 1942

Ed Longfellow dies following short illness.

Edwin T. Longfellow, 81, a former resident of Lynn, died at the home of a brother, Fred Longfellow, at Greenville, Ohio, Friday morning after a short illness.

Mr. Longfellow had lived in Lynn until the death of his wife a few years ago and since then he had made his home with relatives.

The funeral will be Monday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

Survivors are two sons, Russell, near Lynn, and George, Union City; one daughter, Martha, near Winchester; two brothers, Fred, Greenville, at whose home he died, and Frank near Fountain City; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Grimes, San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. John Boren, Fountain City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 29, 1942

Sadie Eckerle dies at Lynn.

Miss Sadie Eckerle, 76, died at 3 p. m. Friday at her home in Lynn, death following a long illness. She was the oldest of a family of eight children, all but one of whom preceded her in death.

Mrs. Mary Bly of Modoc is the surviving sister.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lynn Methodist church, with Rev. K. E. Maynard in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

The body was prepared for burial at the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 31, 1942

Spartanburg child dies of injuries received when struck by automobile; Randolph's ninth accident fatality.

Jerry Dale, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peach of Spartanburg, died at 3:25 a. m. Sunday at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester, where he had been taken Friday night after being struck by an automobile in front of his home. The child was Randolph county's ninth automobile fatality of 1942.

Grief stricken, driver of the car, Gail Chenoweth of Columbus, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harve McNeece of Winchester will make a report to Sheriff Kora K. Davis today.

According to the sheriff, the child ran into the street in front of his home at Spartanburg. Mr. Chenoweth being unable to stop in time to avoid hitting him. He rushed him to the hospital. Jerry Dale sustained head injuries which caused his death, and a broken leg.

Mr. Chenoweth was leaving Spartanburg, it was said, after visiting at his summer cottage there.

Jerry Dale is survived by the parents, one sister, Mary Jane; one brother, Thomas Eowin; the maternal grandfather, Levi Cantor of Carthage, Tenn., and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of Rev. K. E. Maynard. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. The body will be removed from the Thomas funeral home at Lynn to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 31, 1942

Col. Luther Kiger is dead at Bluffton.

Word was received in Union City Sunday of the death of Col. Luther W. Kiger, about 70, at his home in Bluffton. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.

Col. Kiger was the husband of Ruth Barringer, former resident of Union City, and was known here. He had been ill four weeks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Bluffton Presbyterian church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday August 31, 1942

J. A. Miller, 71, former county treasurer, dies.

A heart condition following an illness of four years and a serious illness of one week, claimed the life of John Allen (Al) Miller, 71, Sunday at 6:15 a. m. at his residence, 302 1/2 North Columbia street, Union City.

Mr. Miller, a native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, served as county treasurer from 1926 to 1930. He was born near Carlos City, the son of Oliver and Mollie (Botkin) Miller, on May 13, 1871. He was educated in the Swamp valley school, near Carlos; was a farmer until his retirement in 1938, and had resided in Union City since October, 1941.

The deceased was twice married; first to Cora Bright in 1890 and deceased in 1932. In 1938 he was united in marriage with Hattie Shreeve.

Surviving besides the widow, Hattie, are one daughter, Mrs. Edgar L. Osborn, of Lynn route 1; a granddaughter, Mrs. John Jarrett, Union City; a grandson, Allen Osborn, of Meron; a sister Mrs. James Thornburg, and a brother, Robert Miller, both of Carlos City. Another daughter died in childhood.

Brief funeral services will be held in the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday. Further services will follow at 2:30 p. m. in the Winchester Methodist church of which the deceased was a member. Rev. Harvey Thornburg, of Farmland, and Rev. Herbert Boase, of Winchester, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Friends may call to view the remains at the Fraze funeral home in Union City after noon today.

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