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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 1, 1942

Randolph native, Wm. Study, dies at New Madison.

William Asa Study, 72, a native and for 35 years a resident of Randolph county, Indiana, died at 6 p. m. (CWT) Monday at his residence in New Madison, O., following an illness of nearly two years. He had been confined to his bed for the past 22 weeks.

The deceased was born near Winchester on March 20, 1870, and attended the schools of that community. He was united in marriage in Winchester in 1892 with Hattie Focht. Later he moved to the community northeast of Union City where he was a contractor until 1908. He was a Mason and member of the I. O. O. F. order, and served for six years as a member of the Jackson O., township board of education, during which time the present school building was constructed. From 1908 until 1924 he farmed. In the latter year he moved to New Madison where he entered the hardware and plumbing business which he followed until his health failed two years ago.

Surviving besides the widow are six children, Mrs. Ben H. Pickett, 721 North Union street, Union City; Clyde H. Study, Dayton, O.; John H. Study, Ft. Recovery, O.; Dale Study, Brunswick, O.; Ralph Study, Englewood, O., and Mrs. Clifton Getting, Union City rural route 2, and three brothers, Frank Study, of Englewood, O.; Len Study, of California, and Ora Study, of Winchester; 29 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Sando funeral parlor in New Madison. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was the son of Henry T. Study (b. Winchester, IN) and Mary Tisor (b. IN).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 1, 1942

Will bury Delaware county veteran today.

Muncie, Ind., Aug. 31. -- Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for George H. Robinson, 96, Delaware county's last Civil war veteran who died at his home yesterday.

He had been seriously ill for six months An American Legion firing squad will officiate at the ceremony.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 2, 1942

William F. Reyman, 59, prominent Winchester business man, dies at his farm home after lingering illness.

William F. Reyman, 59, prominent Randolph county businessman, died at his farm home southeast of Winchester at 2:45 a. m. Tuesday following an illness of several years.

He had lived in the county 32 years, coming here from Mt. Carmel, Ill., and had been in the furniture business in Winchester for 30 years. His first furniture store was on West Franklin street opposite the city hall and later he had stores on East Washington street, North Main street and the present location at Washington and Meridian streets.

Twelve years ago he opened a furniture factory in Winchester but sold the major part of his manufacturing business when the building burned four years ago. The overstuffed furniture division was moved to the present By-Lo store at that time. The building was purchased from heirs of the Beeson and Kelley estates and remodeled into a retail furniture store on the lower floor and into apartments on the upper floor.

The name "By-Lo" was copyrighted by Mr. Reyman and used in connection with many of his business interests.

Four years ago Mr. Reyman retired from active management of the furniture business and purchased the By-Lo farm southeast of Winchester. He also purchased a number of saddle horses and established a riding stable on the farm.

Five months ago he underwent an operation at an Indianapolis hospital and during the last month he had been confined to his bed.

The body will be taken to the residence at 10 a. m. today from the Maynard and Walker funeral home and services will be Thursday at 2 p. m. Rev. Raymond Harris will be in charge and burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, Margaret; a son, Rollie Reyman; the mother, Mrs. Sarah Reyman; two brothers, Walter and Philip Reyman, both of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. A. E. Herrin and Mrs. C. A. Eaton, both of Mt. Carmel; Mrs. A. F. Hansen, Salem, Indiana, and Mrs. Catherine Howe, Chicago, and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 3, 1942

Mother of local man dies in Richmond.

Mrs. May C. Alexander, 84, died at her home, 16 North West Eleventh street, Richmond, Tuesday after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Jacob A. and Mary A. Drill and was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, near Dayton.

She resided in Richmond for 20 years where she was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors are two sons, Pierre, of Richmond, and Dr. George C., of Union City; three daughters, Mrs. Frances McCoy, of Richmond; Mrs. Effie Snyder, of Fountain City, and Mrs. Pearl Jones, Harvey, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Jones & Placke Funeral home in Richmond, with burial at Spartanburg cemetery. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate. Friends may call at the residence until 11 a. m. Thursday and after that time at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 4, 1942

C. M. Campbell dies at Richmond.

Funeral services for C. M. Campbell, former resident of Randolph county who died Wednesday in Richmond will be at 1 p. m. today at the Jones and Placke mortuary in Richmond.

Mr. Campbell had spent his early life in and near Randolph county but in recent years had lived at Richmond. Burial will be at the Earlham cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, Laura; four sons, Lester and Walter Campbell of Richmond and Fred and James Campbell of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Ryan of Winchester and Mrs. Leander Eadler of Richmond; one brother, Leander Campbell, near Lynn; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 9, 1942

Union City native dies in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at the First Church of God, Piqua, O.. at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) today for Mrs. Helen Marie Hardman, 47, a native of Union City, who died Sunday at her late home in Dayton, O. She had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage several months ago and had been bedfast since May.

Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery at Piqua.

The deceased, wife of Lester Hardman, had lived in Dayton for the past six years, moving there from Piqua. She was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors are the husband; two sons, Dale, of Camp Forrest, Tenn., and Arlo, at home, and two daughters, Velma and Wanda, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Halley of Piqua, and five brothers and sisters. One brother, Leonard Halley, lives in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 9, 1942

Martha Welch is dead at 63; funeral Friday.

Mrs. Martha Olive Welch, 63, wife of Charles Welch, died Monday night at 10:50 o'clock at her home seven miles northeast of Lynn. Death followed a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney of Portland. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn anytime prior to the hour of the last rites.

Surviving are the husband; five daughters, Miss Ruth Welch of Richmond, Mrs. Edna Beverley of Huntington Park, Cal., Mrs. Bertha Asher of Bloomfield, N. J., Mrs. Myrtle Lynch of Winchester, and Miss Opal Welch, at home; three sons, Paul of near Winchester, Don of Modoc, and Kenneth at home; two sisters, Miss Oma Frazier of Muncie, and Mrs. Mary Hinshaw of Union City; four brothers, John Frazier of Hartford City, Jesse and Hugh Frazier of near Union City and James Frazier of Union City; and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 10, 1942

Darke Co. native claimed by death.

An illness dating from a hip fracture sustained more than five months ago claimed the life of Mrs. Emma Jane Blume, 81, widow of William Blume, Wednesday at 12:50 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Omer Smiley, five miles east of Union City.

The deceased was born on June 11, 1861, in Darke county in the Beamsville community the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Horney. She attended the Horney school, east of Union City, and was a member of the Maple Grove Church of Christ. She was united in marriage with William Blume in Mississinewa township, Darke county, on October 15, 1879.

Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Omer Smiley, are four sons, Roy, of east of Union City; Daniel, Union City route 5; Ray, Ansonia route 1, and Ralph, Union City route 3; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in the Maple Grove church with Rev. C. R. Elericke officiating. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City.

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the home of the daughter where friends may call any time after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 11, 1942

Plan rites today for Henry infant.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Henry, 510 Wall street, Union City, for their still-born infant son, Raymond Austin Henry. The child was born at 10:30 a. m. Thursday in the Union City hospital.

Surviving besides the parents, Robert and Gladys (May Cox) Henry, are six brothers, and sisters all at home, Virginia, Marie, Robert Franklin, Sara Louise, Marcella Maxine, Lois Irene and Margie Edene; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. May Henry, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox, Union City.

Burial will be made in the Snell cemetery. The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 8 a. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 11, 1942

Former Ansonia, O., resident succumbs; rites in Union City.

Miss Jane E. Shattuck, 83, former resident of Ansonia, O., died shortly before midnight Wednesday at the George Van Dyke residence, 2001 Hillside avenue, Fort Wayne. Miss Shattuck had made her residence at the Van Dyke home since leaving Ansonia 27 years ago.

Miss Shattuck was born on September 1, 1859, in the state of New York. She moved to Ansonia when only a child.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. (CWT) at the Morris funeral home, 530 North Columbia street, Union City. Burial will be at Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 12, 1942

Robert Rash, 72, is dead at Lynn.

Robert Rash, 72, died at his home in Lynn at 9:40 a. m. yesterday, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the wife, Clara; two daughters, Miss Unediaha Rash, at home and Mrs. Ray Griffith of Richmond; one son, Delos at home, and one grandchild.

Mr. Rash was a member of the K. of P. lodge and Methodist church of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in Cherry Grove cemetery near Lynn. Friends may call at the mortuary until the last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 12, 1942

Mourn infant's death at Rossburg, Ohio.

Richard J. Thornhill, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Thornburg, died at Wayne hospital Tuesday, a few minutes after birth. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Pling, in Greenville. Burial was made at Teegarden cemetery. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thornhill, Rossburg.

[Funeral services were handled by the Oliver Funeral Home, Greenville. The mother's given name was Ethel.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 14, 1942

Ex-Union Citian passes away.

Funeral services are to be conducted at 3 p. m. (EWT) today at the Harris Creek church for W. E. Helman, 46, of 200 East Fifth street, Greenville, and a former resident of Union City, who died Friday night in the Wayne hospital in Greenville.

The deceased, a salesman, moved to Greenville several years ago.

Surviving are the wife, Charlotte; one son, William, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Rosemary Bridenbaugh, Dayton, and Doris and Betty at home; two brothers, Jesse, at South Bend and Russell, of Bradford, and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Hindsley, of Union City.

Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 14, 1942

Sadie Kreusch passes away.

Mrs. Sadie Kreusch, 83, widow of Henry J. Kreusch, died Friday at 1:15 p. m. at the home of a niece, Mrs. Ray Hiatt, 314 West Oak street, Union City. Mrs. Kreusch had made her residence in Union City since June 28. Previous to that time she had been a lifelong resident of the Portland community.

The deceased was born east of Portland in Jay county on November 1, 1858, daughter of Harvey and Ann (Axe) Bergman. Her husband died on June 10, 1942.

Surviving besides the niece, Mrs. Ray Hiatt, are one sister, Mrs. Ella Huntwork, of Los Angeles, and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. in the Portland Methodist church. Burial will be in the Portland cemetery.

The Baird funeral home, of Portland, is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 15, 1942

Emma Marsh, Ridgeville, dies Monday.

Emma F. Marsh, 69, wife of George Marsh, five miles east of Ridgeville, died early Monday at Ball Memorial hospital following an operation three weeks ago. She had been in failing health for the past several years.

Mrs. Marsh was the daughter of Morton and Iliza (Collins) Sipe and was married to George W. Marsh in 1893.

Funeral services will be held at the Praise Chapel Church of God on the Jay-Randolph county line at 2 p. m. Wednesday and burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery. The body was removed to the Williamson Funeral home at Portland for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence this morning.

Survivors are the husband; the mother, Mrs. Eliza Sipe, now 80 years old; three daughters, Mrs. Iva Tudor, Ridgeville; Mrs. Inez Welbourn, Union City, and Mrs. Oma Morrow, Redkey; one son, Roscoe Marsh, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Lee Sipe, Winchester; a brother, Roy Sipe, Connersville; four granddaughters and three grandsons.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 15, 1942

Brother of Union City woman killed in crash.

J. C. Rader, brother of Mrs. Arthur Snider, was injured fatally in an automobile accident Sunday night. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rader, residents of Circleville, O., had visited in Union City on numerous occasions.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 16, 1942

Bryson rites held at Coletown church; 5 children survive.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) from the Coletown Congregational Christian church for Mrs. Phoebe Jennie Bryson, 89, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Raymond, Union City route 4. She had been critically ill for two weeks. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

The deceased, widow of the late Isaac Newton Bryson, was a member of the Carnahan Christian church. Her husband's death occurred in 1928.

She leaves three sons, Raymond, of Union City rural route 4; Everett, of Greenville rural route, and Morris, of Camden; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hostetler, of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Elva Lally, of Detroit, Michigan; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Another daughter, Mrs. Stella Miller, of Greenville, died during the past month.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Feb. 16, 1853 in Grant Co., IN, the daughter of Allen Edwards and Mary Spray.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 16, 1942

Illness fatal to Iva Murrell, 52.

Iva Viola Murrell, 52, died at her home west of Spartanburg yesterday at 3:30 p. m., death following an illness of several months.

A member of the Spartanburg Methodist church, the deceased s survived by the husband, Alva; two sons, Roy Eugene of Fort Wayne and Kenneth Michael at home; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Haisley of Muncie and Miss Helen Lucille at home; three brothers, Charles Lahey of Bonita, La., Henry of near Lynn and Harold of Celina, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Cheesman of near Winchester and Mrs. Harry Okley of Farmland; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 17, 1942

Former resident's daughter dies in Troy.

Mrs. Harry Kaucher, Mrs. Clifford Kaucher, Mrs. Elmer Kaucher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaucher and Mrs. Ira Anders, all of Union City, Wednesday attended funeral services in Troy, O., for Mrs. Helen Moyer, 33, wife of Ralph Moyer, Troy. Mrs. Moyer died Sunday night.

The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Omer Donavan, now of Troy and formerly of Union City. Surviving besides the mother and husband are a daughter, Joan; two brothers, Paul and Cecil Donavan, and four sisters, Mrs. Walter Pearson, Mrs. George Myers, Mrs. Lloyd Gibbony and Mrs. Irene Dunn, all of Troy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 18, 1942

Charles H. Hart is dead at 87; funeral Sunday.

Charles Howard Hart, prominent Randolph county farmer, died at his home, four and one-half miles south of Union City at 9:10 a. m. Thursday following a serious illness of the past 10 days, although he had been in ill health since the death of his wife April 7, 1940. He was 87 years old.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Sarah Lucinda Hart at home and Mrs. Ethel Pearl Clevenger of Shiloh, Ohio; several nephews and nieces.

The deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge for 40 years and the Union City Methodist church. He had resided on the same farm for the past 30 years.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and removed to the residence Thursday evening where friends may call. Last rites will be held at the Methodist church in Union City Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. John Watson officiating, assisted by Rev. J. Floyd Seelig. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

[Obituary published Oct. 2nd. - abridged - Charles Howard Hart, last survivor of eight children who came to bless the home of Eli and Mary Garnand Hart, was born near Birdsboro, Berks County in eastern Pennsylvania on July 11, 1855, and closed his busy, useful, honorable life at his home south of Union City, Ind. on Sept. 17, 1942, having reached the age of 87 years, two months and six days. In 1876 he came to the community of Woodington, Ohio, east of Union City, and engaged in farming which was his life occupation. Ten years later he moved nearer Union City and spent 56 years on farms near that place, his home for the last 30 years being located four miles south of the city. On April 20, 1882, near Bethel, O., he was happily married to Miss Nancy Martha Strader, whose death on April 7, 1940, cast a shadow over his remaining days. To this union were born two daughters, Miss Sarrah Lucinda, now at home, and Mrs. Ethel Pearl Clevenger of Shiloh, O. Surviving also are distant relatives and a multitude of warm, true, sympathizing friends. -- cut off here--]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 18, 1942

Union City native 1 of 3 victims in rail crash.

Thomas Cain, 68, veteran train engineer killed Wednesday in a head-on crash between locomotives near Ashmore, Ill, was a native of Union City. He left his home community more than forty years ago.

While in Union City the Cain family constructed the Cain building in which Thomas operated a grocery store; where now the Schockney market is. He last visited Union City about one and one-half years ago to attend the funeral service for a relative, Margaret Clasgens. Since leaving Union City he has resided in Indianapolis.

Surviving besides the widow, the former Josie Johnson, are two children and a sister, Minnie, of Lafayette. Thomas Cain was a brother of the late Mrs. Elmer Frank, Union City; the late Mrs. Josephine Mitchell, of Indianapolis; late John Cain, Indianapolis, and Joe Cain, who died in 1931 in Celina.

Mrs. Frances Clasgens, 714 West Oak street, Union City, a relative by marriage, will attend the services which will be conducted in Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 21, 1942

Former county teacher passes away in Tipton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Tipton Christian church for Thomas B. Bartholomew, 83, former Randolph county school teacher and resident of Union City, who died early Friday at his Tipton home. Death was attributed to injuries sustained Thursday night when he was struck by an automobile as he attempted to cross a street.

Mr. Bartholomew was born April 24, 1859, the son of Chester G. and Ann C. Bartholomew in Alexander, Campbell county, Ky. He attended the Cambridge City, Indiana schools and later moved to the Union City community where he taught in the schools of Randolph county.

In 1884 at the age of 26 he left Union City and went to Tipton where he spent the remainder of his life. In that city he engaged in the real estate business and at one time served as city clerk.

Surviving besides the wife, Jesse, are two brothers, Lorin, of Union City, and Samuel of Bloomington, Ind.; one sister, Lulu Bartholomew, of Union City; two nephews, Othniel Bartholomew, of Union City, and Chester Bartholomew, of Chicago, and a niece, Marian, of Cincinnati.

Burial will be in the Tipton cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 21, 1942

Return Wolfe remains for local burial.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Fraze funeral home in Union City for Mrs. Clara Wolfe, 80, a former resident of Union City, who died Thursday at her home in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Wolfe, formerly Clara Brenizer, left the Union City community about 30 years ago.

The husband of the deceased, Ira Wolfe, will be remembered as having been killed in Greenville approximately 32 years ago.

Surviving are a cousin, J. B. Eichelberger, 115 Franklin street, Union City, O.; three sons, Charles, of Dayton, John and Homer, of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Wilson, of Dallas, and Mrs. Faith Betts, of Ocala, Fla. Mrs. Wilson and John will accompany the body to Union City arriving over the New York Central at 8:05 p. m. today.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the service. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 22, 1942

Lynn soldier dies in army in Florida.

Pvt. Byron A. Jennings, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jennings, Lynn, died Monday morning at the McDill field hospital, Tampa, Florida, following a short illness of a rate skin disease.

Pvt. Jennings was a graduate of Lynn high school and had been employed in Washington, D. C. until his induction into the army about six weeks ago. Funeral services have not yet been completed but the body is expected to be returned to Lynn for burial.

Survivors in addition to the parents are four brothers, Robert, now serving in the army in Hawaii, and John, James and Malcolm, at home; two sisters, Mary Louise and Donnamay, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Anderson, Lynn; the paternal grandfather, Elmer Jennings, near Lynn, and several aunts and uncles.

[Private funeral rites were held at the residence on Friday, with Rev. Adam Flatter, of Leesburg, Ohio, assisted by Revs. M. G. Long and K. E. Maynard, in charge. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 22, 1942

Mrs. Hobbick dies at home early Monday.

Mrs. Pearl Vera Hobbick, 44, died at the residence, 11 miles northeast of Winchester and one mile north of Olive Branch church at 5 a. m. Monday after a short illness.

The body will be returned to the residence at 10 a. m. today and friends may call. Services will be at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Maynard and walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. George Addington in charge. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery. Mrs. Hobbick was a member of the United Brethren church at Saratoga.

Survivors are the husband, Herman Bobbick; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Stiles, near Winchester; one brother, Earl Stiles, near Winchester, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Shafer and Mrs. Virgil Alexander, Ridgeville, and Mrs. Earl Conklin, Union City.

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

Child crushed by truck wheel; death accidental.

Life suddenly was snuffed from the body of Walter Edward Bobier, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bobier, 129 East Main street, Union City, shortly after noon Tuesday as he played too close to the rear wheels of a backing truck.

The accident occurred in the yard of his aunt, Mrs. Freda Stoud, in Hillgrove, southeast of Union City, within a few feet of the mother and several other children.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, of Greenville, acting coroner, reported that the death was accidental, basing his judgment on a statement made by the mother. The driver of the truck was not present when he investigated, the coroner stated, and he was not able to learn his name. Death was said to have been almost immediate and was attributed to a crushed chest and fractured skull.

Subsequent investigation by other authorities and the statement of witnesses established the driver of the truck as Ralph Ertle, of Winchester, employe of the Jaqua Canning company.

Mrs. Bobier, it was reported, remained at the home of her sister, Mrs. Freda Stroud, in Hillgrove, in order to care for the latter's children while she worked at the Bailey Products plant in Union City.

Surviving besides the parents, James and Treva Bobier, are two brothers, Guy and Norton Lee.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) at the Union City Nazarene church, with Rev. Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Raper Chapel cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence, 129 East Main street, after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 25, 1942

Man, 76, dies in hospital.

John Christopher, 76, died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday morning at 11 o'clock following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the wife, Ida; a son, Jean W. Christopher of Winchester; two brothers, D. O. Christopher of Greenville, Ohio, and E. E. Christopher of Dayton, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation where it will remain. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge and interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The deceased was a retired farmer, having resided on a farm near Modoc for a number of years. Since retirement he and his wife have made their home with Miss Mabel Wright, sister-in-law of Mrs. Christopher.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 26, 1942

G. F. Crawford, former judge, passes away.

Atty. George F. Crawford, 73, former judge of the Darke county common pleas court and for many years a prominent figure in Greenville business, civic and fraternal affairs, died at 1:30 a. m. at Wayne hospital from the effects of a heart attack he had sustained Wednesday night.

A son, Calvin Crawford, is U. S. district attorney for the southwestern Ohio federal district.

Mr. Crawford served on the common pleas circuit court bench for eleven years, 1927 to 1938, and previously had been elected to two terms as prosecuting attorney of Darke county. He had been very active in Democratic politics throughout his extended career.

In 1927 he was appointed as Judge by former Governor Vic A. Donahey to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Martin B. Trainor and five years later, 1932, was elected for a term of six years.

Following his retirement from the bench he resumed the active practice of law and also found time for many other business and civic interests. He was president of the Second National bank, Greenville, a member of the board of directors of Wayne hospital and a member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

A son of the late Joseph B. and Christine Hoffman Crawford, he was born and reared on a farm near Ithaca in Twin township. He attended public schools at Arcanum and later was graduated from the old National Normal university at Lebanon, Ohio.

Prior to taking up the study of law, he taught school in Darke county for a period of 13 years and later was active for a short time in educational work in Texas.

Returning to Darke county, he moved to Greenville where he combined his legal studies with farming endeavors. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1900.

For several years prior to being appointed as judge, Mr. Crawford was a member of the legal firm of Manix, Crawford & Billingsley, Greenville.

He was a past president of the Greenville Rotary club and for many years had been prominently identified with several fraternal organizations. A past chancellor commander of the Knight of Pythias, he served as treasurer of the lodge here at the time of death.

He was also a former exalted ruler of the Greenville Elks lodge and a member of various Masonic orders including the Blue lodge, York and Scottish Rite.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Clara; the one son, Calvin, and a granddaughter, Peggy Jane Crawford.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 o'clock (EWT) Monday afternoon at the First Christian church, West Fifth street, Greenville, with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Ithaca cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crawford residence, 719 Central avenue, after seven o'clock Saturday evening until the hour of services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 26, 1942

Versailles train, auto crash claims 3 lives; 2 former Union Citians.

A man and his wife, both former Union City residents, and a passenger in their automobile were killed Friday morning when their car was struck by a west-bound New York Central mail train one-half block from the Versailles, O., business district.

The dead are: Edgar Shelley, 37, Greenlawn avenue, Versailles; Mrs. Lucille Shelley, 33, his wife; James Allen Reed, 56, Versailles.

The trio was going to work when the accident occurred. The car, driven by Mr. Shelley, was demolished, with pieces of the wreckage strewn a half mile along the tracks. The bodies were scattered as far as 200 feet beyond the crossing. All were madly mangled.

Mr. Shelley was employed at the Union City Body company; his wife at a garment company in Ansonia, and Reed was a house-to-house shoe salesman on his way to work in Ansonia.

Part of the auto was hurled into a safety post at the crossing gates, demolishing the post. Other parts of the wreckage were so tightly matted in the front of the locomotive that a relief engine was brought from Ansonia to pull out the wreckage before the train could proceed.

The train, one which passes through Union City and Winchester, was enroute from Cleveland to St. Louis and was delayed about 15 minutes. The accident occurred shortly after 5:30 a. m. (CWT)

The bodies of Mr. Shelley and Mr. Reed were taken to the Marker funeral home in Versailles, and Mrs. Shelley's body to the Miller Brothers funeral home, also in Versailles.

Mr. and Mrs. Shelley moved from Union City to the Versailles community about two years ago. Mr. Shelley was graduated from the Union City West Side school with the class of 1928. He was born near Haysville, west of Union City.

Mr. Shelley is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shelley and a sister, Mrs. John Teegarden, all of Mulberry street, Union City, and a brother, Franklin, of Connersville. Lloyd Shelley of Union City is a first cousin.

Mrs. Shelley is survived by her father, Sherman Cottrell, of Versailles; eight brothers, Raymond, Vandalia; V. V., of Chicago; Henry, St. Joseph, Mich.; Earl, Dayton rural route; Pvt. Joseph V., Camp Bowie, Texas; Osro, of Versailles; Duffy of Dayton, and Jasper, of Gettysburg; and a sister, Mrs. Rala Bader, of Versailles.

Mr. Reed is survived by a sister, Mrs. Walter Fahnestock, of Versailles.

Double funeral services will be held for Mr. and Mrs. Shelley at 2 p. m. (EWT) Sunday in the Versailles Christian church. Burial will be in the Holsapple cemetery near New Weston.

Funeral services for Mr. Reed will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. (EWT) Sunday in the Versailles Christian church, with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 26, 1942

Adra Bayman passes away; rites Sunday.

Mrs. Marion Bayman, 36, resident of the Deerfield road, immediately east of Union City, died at 10 p. m. Thursday in the Wayne hospital in Greenville. She had been admitted to the hospital only a few hours earlier.

The deceased was born in Union City, O., attended the East Side school, and spent her entire life in that community. She was born Adra Miller on January 23, 1906, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Miller.

Surviving besides the husband, Marion, is one brother, Will Miller of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (CWT) from the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 26, 1942

Union City woman succumbs while visiting son.

Mrs. Elizabeth Grile, 72, of Union City, died suddenly Thursday evening at the home of a son, Forrest, four and one-half miles southwest of Arcanum, where she had arrived Monday for a visit.

She is said to have suffered a stroke Tuesday morning while at the breakfast table.

Mrs. Grile was a native of Jay county, Ind., and her remains have been returned to Portland for burial. Funeral will be held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at the Bellefontaine U. B. church, in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Forrest of near Arcanum, and Clyde of Union City, and three step-children, Mrs. Mary Ramsey and Harry Grile, both of Portland, and Mrs. Alice Wortz, of Fort Recovery.

Her husband, the late Jacob Grile, died in 1937.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 28, 1942

Services Tuesday for Guy Bobier.

Guy Martin Bobier, 4, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bobier, 129 East Main street, Union City, died early Sunday morning in the Wayne hospital, Greenville, a few hours after his admittance.

Death was sudden and followed by only five days the tragic death of his younger brother, Walter Edward Bobier, 2, killed Tuesday when run over by a truck at the residence of his aunt in Hillgrove.

Circumstances surrounding the death of the infant Sunday resulted in Dr. W. D. Bishop, Darke county health commissioner, starting an examination to determine whether or not diphtheria might have been the cause.

Surviving besides the parents, James and Teva Bobier, is one brother, Norbert Lee Bobier, nine months.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Raper Chapel cemetery. Rev. Norman L. Moore will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 28, 1942

James K. Davis, 95, passes away; ill past year.

One of Union City's oldest residents, James K. Davis, 95, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Riffle, 319 South State Line street, Sunday at 2:30 p. m. He had been ill for the past year.

Born in Green county, Ohio on June 16, 1847, the son of Jonathan and Sara (Darst) Davis, the deceased attended the Bellbrook school. He was united in marriage with Adeline Wenrick on October 28, 1873, in services performed east of Union City. A member of the Union City Christian church, he had been a resident of Darke county for more than seventy-five years and of Union City for the past 50 years. Before his retirement he had followed several occupations, chief among which were carpentering and poultry dealing.

Surviving are seven children, G. H. Davis, M. D.' Mrs. William Thokey, Mrs. C. L. Riffle and Robert Davis, all of Union City; O. M. Davis and W. R. Davis, of Austin, Texas, and Russell Davis of Marion, Ind.; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

The day and time of the funeral services have not been completed pending word from the children in Texas. The services will be conducted in the Union City Christian church, with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 28, 1942

Services today for Mrs. Riggle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. today in the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Mrs. Caroline Riggle, 85, who died early Saturday at her farm home six miles south of Union City on the state line. Death followed an illness of more than two years.

She was the widow of George Riggle, who died in 1928. The deceased was born at Greenville, O., on January 23, 1857.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ella Woods and Mrs. Ann Blaine, both of Union City.

Rev. Earl Latz, of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Friends are being invited to view the remains at the funeral home before the services today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 28, 1942

Plan last rites today for Mrs. Lula Coons, 67.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today in the North Star church for Mrs. Lula Bender Coons, 67, a charter member of the church, who died Friday at her home north of Rossburg. She had been ill one week from heart trouble.

Surviving besides the husband, A. H. Coons, are five sons, Harold, of Tulsa, Okla., and David, Lester, Chelcia and Charles, all of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Sarah L. Munn, New Weston; and one brother, Cary E. Bender, of Piqua.

Rev. Mungster will officiate, with burial following in the Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 28, 1942

Called to Cicero by mother's death.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Shelton, of Union City, will attend funeral services Tuesday afternoon in Cicero for Mrs. Shelton's mother, Mrs. J. C. Leaming, who died Saturday at 10:30 p. m. at her residence in Cicero.

Mrs. Shelton had been at her mother's bedside throughout the past week. Mr. Shelton was called to Cicero Saturday. Mrs. Leaming had suffered a heart attack several days ago. Mr. Shelton is manager of the United Telephone corporation branch office in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 29, 1942

Retired Friends minister dies at home of son.

Rev. William A. (Allie) Benbow, 78, retired Friends minister, died at 10:10 o'clock last night at the home of a son, Chase, southwest of Lynn. He had been ill for a short time.

Mr. Benbow had been in the ministry for 40 years before he retired.

Surviving are the son and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Benbow had made his home with his son, since the death of his wife three years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Lynn Friends church Thursday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 4 p. m. today and until 10 a. m. Wednesday when the body will be taken to the residence of the son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 30, 1942

Maxwell Murry passes away.

Maxwell Murry, 73, retired railroader, a resident of Union City, died Tuesday at 9 a. m. at the Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a serious illness of the past four days.

The deceased was a native of London, O., and had moved to the Union City community three years ago from Dayton, O. He was united in marriage with Lula Grill in 1929 in Kentucky. Mr. Murry was a member of the Eagles lodge.

Surviving besides the widow, are two brothers, Ed. Murry, of London, O., and Frank Murry, of Dayton, O., and one sister, whose name was not available.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 1, 1942

Studevent rites this afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CWT) today in the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City , for Mrs. Dollie Studevent, 70, of Union City who died Monday at 3:30 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray Cantrell, in Cleveland, O. Death, attributed to arterio sclerosis, followed an illness of six years.

Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union City cemetery.

The deceased was born in Martinsville, Va., on December 23, 1871, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca Jane (Brown) Kennon. She attended the Green county schools at Cedarville, O., was a member of the United Brethren church and was united in marriage with Charles W. Studevent on November 14, 1894. Mr. Studevent died in 1935. She had been a resident of Union City for the past 27 years.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Ray Cantrell, of Cleveland, Charles O., and Clarence J., both of Indianapolis; Mrs. Lester Runkle, of Union City; and Mrs. George Meranda, of Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. George Morris, of Cedarville, O.,. and Mrs. C. B. Huffman, of Springfield, O. One son died at the age of 14 years.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call any time before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 1, 1942

Death claims Mrs. Jas. Leahey.

Mrs. James A. Leahey, 722 North Howard street, Union City, died Wednesday at 8 a. m. in the Union City hospital from complications following surgery. She had been ill for several months and seriously so for one week.

A native of Liberty, the deceased was born Margaret Sarah Murphy, daughter of Martin and Bridget (O'Neil) Murphy, on June 14, 1871. On May 14, 1902 she was united in marriage with James A. Leahey in services performed in the Union City St. Mary's church, where she was a member. She also was a member of the Rosary society of the church.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Thomas Edward, United States army, and Joseph Francis, Union City; three grandchildren, Jimmy Tom, Jerry and Pat Leahey, all of Union City, and four brothers, George, Charles, Frank and Tom Murphy.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The remains will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence, 722 North Howard street, Union City, where friends may call after noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 2, 1942

Last Darke Co. Civil War veteran dies.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EWT) today in the Miller funeral home, Greenville, for Christopher Baum, 95, last Civil War veteran in Darke county, who died Wednesday in the Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Immediate survivors include five children, Mrs. Catherine Colenor, of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. W. P. Townsend, Greenville; Mrs. Harley North, Kalamazoo, Mich.; C. C. Baum, Glendale, Cal.; and W. O. Baum of Mt. Sterling; several grandchildren; two half-brothers, Fredrick Baum and Percy Baum, both of Springfield, Mo.; and a half-sister, Mrs. C. E. Beacom of Kansas City.

His wife, Sarah Ellen Baum and a daughter preceded him in death. His wife died in 1894.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that John Christopher Baum was born Dec. 7, 1846 in Lancaster, PA, the son of Frederick Baum (b. Obback, Germany) and Hester Anne Aston (b. Lancaster Co., PA) . He was buried at Fort Jefferson cemetery, Darke Co., OH.].

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

Pierce Funeral this afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ary Etta Pierce, 73, who died Saturday at 6 p. m. will be conducted today at 2:30 p. m. at the home, where death occurred, four miles southeast of Ridgeville. Widow of Newton A. Pierce, she had been ill a week.

Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery. Rev. H. T. Miller, of Saratoga, will officiate. The body was returned to the residence Sunday noon from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pansy Lucas of Union City, Mrs. Ruth Dicks of Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Mabel Russell at home; one son, D. F. Pierce at home; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services today for Mary Moyer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CWT) today in the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Mrs. Mary Moyer, 74, widow of the late Henry Moyer. Death occurred Saturday at 8:30 a. m. at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. William Passmore, 353 South State Line street, after an illness of more than five years.

She had resided most of her life in Darke county near Union City, and was a member of the Union City Lutheran church.

The deceased was born in Lancaster, Fairfield county, O., on January 16, 1868, the daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Daubenmire) Amspaugh. She was united in marriage with Henry E. Moyer at Paulding, O. Mr. Moyer died in 1939

Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Passmore, are two sisters, Mrs. Christina Murrey, Union City, and Mrs. Ernest Clark, of Anderson; one brother, Edward Amspaugh, of Anderson , and four grandchildren, Gale O. Passmore, of Ft. Wayne, Corp. W. K. Passmore, of Ft. Warren, Wyo.; Annise Jean and June Ann Passmore, at home.

Rev. Earl Lantz, Union City, will officiate during the services today. Mrs. Lantz will present special music. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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

Smith rites planned at Teegarden today.

Funeral services for William H. Smith, 69, who died Friday at his farm home near Elroy, will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Teegarden church. Rev. W. L. Denlinger will officiate. Interment will be in the old Teegarden cemetery.

Smith leaves his wife, three sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states that William Henry Smith was born Nov. 30, 1872, the son of Henry Smith and Caroline Wise. His spouse was named Minnie E. Beatty.]

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

Winchester's civil war veteran, John Eltzroth, 95, is claimed by death.

With the death yesterday morning of John W. Eltzroth, 95, Winchester is left without a surviving Civil war veteran. There is only one living Civil war veteran in Randolph county now, David A. Moist, of Union City.

Mr. Eltzroth, in failing health for several months and bedfast for most of that time, died at his home, 604 West North street, at 11 a. m.

Surviving are the wife, Lucie, his steadfast companion, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Shaw, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Thursday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Lee Jackson of Peru, former pastor of the Main street Church of Christ. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

In addition to being Winchester's "last man" in the Grand Army of the Republic, Mr. Eltzroth also was the city's oldest native resident. He was born December 13, 1846, on the southeast corner of Main and South streets where the residence of Dr. W. S. Dininger now stands.

His parents were Jacob and Mary (Edwards) Eltzroth, his father being employed as a clerk in the Cottam Brothers drygoods store and later by Ruth Brothers.

After the death of his mother in 1858 the family moved to Anderson where his father became a bridge carpenter for the old Cincinnati and Chicago railroad between Richmond and Logansport. Young Eltzroth and his brothers and sisters attended school in Anderson but when he was 14 years old he decided he would start out on his own, find a job and learn a life trade.

On February 12, 1861, he went to Indianapolis for that purpose and arrived in that city of 16,000 inhabitants just half an hour after Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday it was and who later was to become his commander-in-chief had delivered a speech from the balcony of the old Bates House.

On that Indianapolis trip young Eltzroth landed the job he was looking for. He went to work in a confectionery and learned the trade of candy making and baking.

The Civil war had been in progress three years when, having seen his two older brothers march away and filled with the spirit of adventure and the urge to help in the cause of his country and Lincoln, he decided to try to enlist. He succeeded but he could never understand how he did so. Five fee, six inches tall he did not look his 17 years, let alone the 18 he swore himself to be at the recruiting office.

Accepted for service he was assigned to the 17th Indiana battery and his unit left at once for the front to serve until the close of the war in the army of General Phil Sheridan in the drive down the Shenandoah valley that did much to bring final victory to the Union arms.

First of the great engagements in which the young Winchester gunner took part was the Battle of Winchester (Virginia) on September 19, 1864, when Sheridan's Ride immortalized by an epic poem, was made. Young Eltzroth saw the finish of that historic 20-mile horseback dash and it was his battery that cleared the way for gallant Sheridan's cavalry charge that turned the tide of battle.

Just one month later to the day came the decisive battle and again it was the battery that shattered the rebel ranks and let Sheridan's cavalry through to victory.

"We ran them clear to Harrisonburg," said Mr. Eltzroth in recounting that high point of his eleven months of military service. "It was a complete rout of the Confederate army in northern Virginia and so far as our battery was concerned the war was over. We went into winter camp at Stevens' Station and were there when Lee surrendered at Appomattox the following spring, April 9, 1865."

The war ended, the Indiana battery headed for home, marching in triumph through Baltimore to Washington, then coming by train to Parkersburg, W. Va., down the Ohio river by boat to Cincinnati and up to Indianapolis over the C. H. & D. railroad.

Upon being mustered out the still boyish veteran returned to his old position as candy maker and baker. In September 1870 he was married to Miss Louise Hays of Danville, Ind., and they took up their residence in that place where he became a member of Jesse Ogden post of the G. A. R. After the death of his wife in 1876 he went back to Indianapolis and in 1884 was married to Miss Lucy Jane Hopkins of Kalamazoo, Mich., the present Mrs. Eltzroth whom he met while she was visiting her brother there. They celebrated their golden wedding seven years ago. She is a member here of the WRC, the G. A. R. auxiliary and of the Ladies of the G. A. R. at Indianapolis.

Four years later, in 1888, Mr. Eltzroth went into the confectionery business for himself and operated the establishment 34 years selling out and retiring in 1922. Then, 61 years after the family had moved to Anderson when he was a boy of 12, he returned to the city of his birth to round out his life among his kinsfolk with whom he had kept in close touch through frequent visits. After living on South Main street and then on North Main street, they took their present residence in 1926.

A sister, Mrs. Rose Baird, was 92 at her death in 1932. His brothers were Gilford and Eli Eltzroth, both veterans of the Civil war and members of the Winchester post of the G. A. R. Mr. Eltzroth himself was a member of the Joseph R. Bordon post of Indianapolis, to which he transferred from Danville.

The local post passed out of existence with the death about four years ago of Pum Fulghum which made Mr. Eltzroth the "Last Man" in the G. A. R. in Winchester.

[This article was accompanied by two pictures of Mr. Eltzroth taken 75 years apart; age 17 and age 92.]

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

Wife of Winchester laundry owner dies.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m (CWT) today at the residence, 226 West South street, Winchester, for Mrs. Ella Hardman, 72, wife of David Hardman, Winchester laundry owner. Mrs. Hardman died Sunday at 10:30 a. m. in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

A native of Wayne county, Mrs. Hardman had been a resident of Winchester for 40 years. She was a member of D. of U. and the J. M. S. C. club.

Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Buckingham, and a granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth Buckingham, both former residents of Union City and now living in Indianapolis.

Rev. G. M. Payne, Winchester, will be in charge of the services today. Burial will be in the Hagerstown cemetery.

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

Former Buck's Corner resident is dead; funeral Wednesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in the Pleasant Ridge church, one-half mile north of Buck's Corner, Jackson township, Darke county, for Mrs. Ella McDonald, widow of Theop McDonald.

Mrs. McDonald died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ulsent, in Anderson. The deceased had been in failing health for several years.

Several years ago Mrs. McDonald resided in the Buck's Corner community. However, lately she had been residing with her children and only a few months ago had returned to Indiana from Texas. She was planning to return to Texas next week when she was taken critically ill.

Surviving besides the daughter in Anderson are a son, Orville McDonald, Dayton, O., and another daughter, Mrs. Harry Bailey, San Antonio, Texas.

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

Jesse O. Kress dies in Dayton.

Jesse O. Kress, 58, veteran of the Spanish-American war, died Monday evening at Veterans' hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He had made his home with a sister, Mrs. Iona Coby at Parker before being taken to the hospital and had been in failing health for some time.

The body will be brought to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland today at 9 a. m. and will remain there until time for the last rites Thursday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery north of Union City.

Surviving are three brothers, Artie of Anderson, Benjamin of Union City and Chester of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Iona Coby of Parker, Mrs. Susie McFarland of Portland, Mrs. Allie Hall of Grawn, Mich., and Mrs. Dorothy Welch of Union City.

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

Plan Susan Brigner rites Ft. Recovery at 2:30 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock (EWT) this afternoon at the Ft. Recovery Congressional Christian church for Mrs. Susan May Brigner, 72, who died Sunday at the Union City hospital. Mrs. Brigner resided one mile north of Ft. Recovery, O.

Rev. R. A. Walling, Randolph county, Indiana, will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of Isaac and Mary (Sheets) Oliver, and was born at Arcanum, Ohio, March 27, 1870.

She was united in marriage to John Brigner, October 15, 1892, who preceded her in death, March 7, 1935.

The following children survive: Henry Brigner, Clyde Brigner and Zola, wife of Glen Teeters, all of Fort Recovery; Flossie, wife of Reuben Oren, of Ridgeville; Zoyd Brigner, of Union City; Guy Brigner, of near Fort Recovery; Bessie, wife of George Heiby, of near Coldwater, Ohio; John Junior Brigner, at home; Peter Brigner, of Fort Recovery; Erma, wife of Orville Albin and Esther, wife of Gerald Vantilburg, both of near Celina. Three sons and two daughters preceded her in death.

Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister, Frank Good, Clem Good, Clyde Good and Mrs. Maude Botkins, all of Indianapolis. Two sisters and one brother are deceased.

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

Haskel R. Roush is dead at 88; rites Thursday.

Haskel R. Roush, 88, died at the home of his son, George, 318 North Howard street, Union City, at 2:45 a. m. Tuesday morning following a long illness, not critical until following a stroke two weeks ago.

The deceased was born in Jay county, and was the son of John and Sarah (Darst) Roush. He was a grocer for 27 years at North Salem and since his retirement a number of years ago he and his wife have lived with their children. On September 10 the couple celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary.

He was active in the Pleasant Hill Christian church, located east of North Salem, and for a number of years was superintendent of the Sunday school. He was one of the oldest members of the church.

Survivors are the son, George; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Kemp of Elyria, Ohio, Mrs. Ina Morehous of North Salem and Mrs. Mary Neel of Logansport; one sister, Mrs. Anna Dunifon of near Wilshire, Ohio; two brothers, William A. Roush of near North Salem and James Roush of near Union City; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ten brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial preparation and later returned to the residence in Union City where it will remain until time for the services.

Last rites will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill church on the Jay-Randolph county line. Rev. John Watson of Harrisville will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

[He was born Sept. 13, 1854. He was married Sept. 10, 1876 in Jay Co. to Louise Gettinger. His wife was also a survivor.]

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

Former Beamsville resident is dead.

Frank Dunham, 81, formerly of near Beamsville, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Miller, at Indianapolis, after a short illness.

His wife, Nettie May, died in 1929 and since her death he had been living with his children, four sons and two daughters.

The children are: Frank, Jr., of Dallas, Texas; Lewis of Indianapolis; Roscoe, Columbus, O.; Robert, who serves in the army at Ft. Monmouth, Mo.; Mrs. Arthur B. Miller, Indianapolis and Mrs. Nellie Thompson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Also surviving are ten grandchildren, and a brother, James Dunham, of near Beamsville.

The body will be removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, this morning and services will be held there at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. George Cain officiating. Interment will be in the East Zion cemetery near Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Charles Frank Dunham was born Feb. 20, 1861 at Greenville, OH, the son of James C. Dunham and Margaret Slonaker (both b. in OH)]

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

Veteran horse trainer dies.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CWT) today in the Union City cemetery for Louis Schmidt, 78, veteran horse trainer and lifelong resident of Union City, who died Thursday night in the Wayne hospital in Greenville, O. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the Union City United Brethren church, will officiate.

Mr. Schmidt, who resided at the corner of East Elm and State Line streets, Union City, was admitted to the hospital on August 25, a few days after he was taken ill while attending the Darke county fair in Greenville. He submitted to surgery for a kidney infection.

The deceased was born in Union City on March 23, 1864, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Schmidt and attended the Union City East Side schools.

The only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Mary Basey, of Indianapolis. Several nieces and nephews are residents of the Union City community.

The body was removed to the Morris Funeral service, 530 North Howard street, Union City, where friends may call until the hour of the service.

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

Mrs. Cuppy, 74, is dead in Ohio; short rites held.

Short funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) at Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester for Mrs. Virgil Cuppy, 74, who died at her home in Fort Recovery, Ohio. Services will be held at the Congregational Christian church at Fort Recovery at 2 p. m. (EWT) preceding the Winchester services. Rev. E. V. Tippett will officiate.

Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Potts and Mrs. Roy Baldwin of Tucson, Arizona; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Cuppy were in charge of the Moorman Orphans home 27 years ago and were well known in this community.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 13, 1942

Darke farmer is dead at 83.

Lawrence Fishback, 83, retired Allen township farmer, died early Monday at his home in Rossburg after a lingering illness. He had lived for several years in Rossburg with a brother, William, who died last June.

A native of Dayton, the deceased was the last of the family of John G. and Christina Fishback and had lived in Darke county about 70 years. There are no immediate relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 1 p. m. (EWT) Wednesday, with burial in Woodland cemetery at Dayton.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states that Lawrence Fishbach was born in Dec. 1859 in Dayton, OH, the son of John George Fishbach and Christina Carolyn Kimmel (both b. in Germany)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 13, 1942

James Hardwick dies in hospital at Hartford City.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 12. -- James C. Hardwick, 49, native of Randolph county, died tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the Hartford City hospital after a three-year illness of heart trouble and complications. He had been in serious condition for nine days.

The body was brought to the Williamson funeral home here for burial preparation and will be taken to the residence, 622 North Wall street, Hartford City, Tuesday evening.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. at the Hartford City Nazarene church in charge of Rev. L. E. Toone, assisted by Rev. C. E. Parks. Burial will be in the Pittsburg cemetery on the Jay-Randolph county line.

Mr. Hardwick was born May 20, 1893 near Carlos, the son of Jerry and Martha M. (Cole) Hardwick. On March 3, 1924 he was married to the Isie May Sutton, who survives with the following children: Marjorie Helen, 17, John Walter, 16, Raymond Harold, 15, Nilah Jean, 14, and James Earl, 11. The mother, Martha Hardwick, lives in Winchester as does a half-brother, Ed Cole. Two other half-brothers, George and Everett Hardwick, live at Modoc.

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

George Silvers claimed by death.

Following a serious illness of only two days, George A. Silvers, 60, died Tuesday at 1 a. m. in the Union City hospital. Mr. Silvers made his residence on West Oak street, Union City, having moved to the latter community approximately fifteen years ago from Winchester.

The deceased was born in Randolph county, near Powers Station, the son of James E. and Sara E. (Page) Silvers. He attended the Ridgeville schools and was a member of the Portland lodge of B. P. O. E.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Laura Hunt, of Portland, and three brothers, Homer Silvers, of Winchester, and Edward and Thomas Silvers, of Raleigh, N. C.

The Union City B. P. O. E. will conduct a lodge of sorrow Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may view the remains at the funeral home any time after noon Wednesday.

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

Services Sunday for Mary King.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) at the D. L. Anderson residence, 726 North Howard street, Union City, for Miss Mary L. King, 83, who died from pneumonia Thursday night in the Union City hospital. Mrs. Anderson is a niece of the deceased who had been ill one week.

Miss King, a native and lifelong resident of Jackson township, Randolph county, was born September 9, 1859, the daughter of Dr. James R. and Mary (Devor) King. She attended the township schools and for years had been a member of the Union City Presbyterian church, joining during the pastorate of Rev. H. A. McDonald.

Surviving are one brother, Harry King, of Noble, and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Reynolds, Jackson township, northeast of Union City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery.

The remains have been returned from the Morris funeral service in Union City to the Anderson residence on North Howard street where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 20, 1942

George W. Comer dies in Ohio; former trustee.

George W. Comer, 82, former trustee of White River township, died at 7 o'clock last night at his home in Collins, Ohio, near Akron.

Other information was unavailable last night, other than that the body will be returned to Winchester to the Maynard and Walter funeral home. Burial will be at Spartanburg, birthplace of the deceased.

Mr. Comer left Winchester about six or seven years ago.

Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Joe E. Brown of near Union City and one son, Howard of Akron .[and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Murl Comer, of Winchester.]

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday.]

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

Mother of Union City woman dies in Rossburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Rossburg Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating, for Mrs. Deffie Dola Armstrong, 68, wife of Charles Armstrong, who died Saturday at her home in Rossburg after an illness of 13 weeks.

Besides the husband she leaves one son, Harley of Greenville, and two daughters, Mrs. Naomi Wasson, of Union City, and Bama Armstrong, of Rossburg.

Burial will be in the new Brock cemetery.

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

County native dies in Dayton.

Mrs. Thomas F. Monks, 56, native of Jackson township, Randolph county, died Tuesday at 3:45 a. m. in the State hospital, Dayton, O., following an illness of two years.

The deceased was born Bessie Sutton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sutton, attended the township schools and became a member of the New Lisbon church. Mr. and Mrs. Monks left the Union City community approximately twenty years ago. Mr. Monks has been an engineer with the National Cash Register company for many years.

Surviving besides the husband, Thomas, are one daughter, Mrs. Julius Gonzalas, St. Petersburg. Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Grace Kemp, Dayton, O., and two brothers, Ralph Sutton, of Dayton, and Claude Sutton of Crown Point.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Roberts Funeral home, Brown street, Dayton, with Rev. J. A. Watson, of Harrisville officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Park cemetery, Dayton.

The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the Dayton funeral parlor at 1 p. m. Wednesday after which time friends may call at the latter place.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 23, 1942

Elva Whitesel dies in Anderson; rites Saturday.

Elva Rachel Whitesel, 77, died at 6:40 a. m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harley Trick, 1903 East Fifth street in Anderson, death following an illness of several years. She had been critically ill for the past few weeks.

Mrs. Whitesel was born in Iowa March 4, 1865, daughter of Joseph and Jane (Fields) Marsh. She was married to Peter T. Whitesel, who died October 4, 1932.

Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Trick, at whose home she died; Mrs. James Parks of Anderson, William Whitesel of near Pendleton, Fred Whitesel of Anderson, Mrs. Steven High of Chrystal, Mich., Virgil Whitesel of Anderson, Trecil Whitesel of Goodrich, N. D., and Bernice Whitesel of Anderson. Brother and sisters are: Mrs. George Whiteneck of Jay county, Webster Marsh of Union City, Wilmer and George Marsh of Randolph county and Orvin Marsh of Geneva. One son, one daughter, four brothers and one sister are deceased.

There are 30 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at Praise Chapel on the Jay-Randolph county line in charge of Rev. Reardon, pastor of the Park Place Church of God. Burial will be in Praise Chapel cemetery.

The body will be returned today from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the Trick residence in Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 23, 1942

Hiestand rites today at Versailles mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the Rossburg Methodist church for Jacob Hiestand, 90, a retired Darke county farmer who died Wednesday at the home of a grandniece, Mrs. Lawrence Brown in Dayton.

Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Ansonia cemetery.

Mr. Hiestand, who had spent most of his life in and near Rossburg, had been living in Dayton for the past few months. There are no immediate survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 24, 1942

Oldest Darke Co. attorney dies.

Atty. Harvey F. Dershem, 81, oldest member of the Darke County Bar association, both from a standpoint of years and service, died at 6 a. m. Thursday at his residence, 215 Gray avenue, Greenville.

Mr. Dershem was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1890, shortly after [he] was graduated from the old Cincinnati Law college, and four years later located in Greenville.

The only immediate survivors are his wife and a foster-daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Lightcap, of Dayton. Five brothers and sisters also preceded him in death.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the Dershem residence at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. John Harrington will officiate. Interment will be in Gettysburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Harvey Franklin Dershem was born Aug. 1, 1861 at Gettysburg, Darke Co., OH, the son of Abraham Dershem and Hulda Hole (both b. in OH). His wife was Clara A. Dershem.]

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

Ethel Spencer dies at Dayton.

Mrs. Ethel Spencer, 502 North State Line street, died in a Dayton hospital at 2:15 p. m. Sunday, death being due to pneumonia. She had been seriously ill for the past five days and in failing health for several weeks.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the U. B. church in charge of Rev. Ralph Ditmyer. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence this afternoon.

Mrs. Spencer was born at Greenville August 12, 1897, daughter of Charles and Rachel (Schefbaugh) Williams and was married on December 4, 1916 to Sam Spencer, who survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Charles T., U. S. army, and Paul E. at home; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles T. Spencer of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Beseker, and several aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Spencer attended the U. B. church and was a member of the Ladies Aid society.

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

Belle Anderson rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Anderson, 84, lifelong resident of Randolph county who died about 9:25 p. m. Saturday in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the West Christian church in Lynn in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. She had been ill two weeks.

The body will be returned from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Downard in Lynn, at 10 a. m. today. Friends are invited to call.

Mrs. Anderson, widow of Norman Anderson, who died 19 years ago, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Downard of Lynn, Mrs. Ione Johnson of near Winchester, and Mrs. Ruth Johnson of near Lynn; two sons, Noral of Spartanburg, and Denzil of Lynn; three brothers, G. F. Chenoweth of Lynn, James L. Chenoweth of near Winchester and Dr. J. W. Chenoweth of Winchester; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

One of oldest residents, 90, of county is dead.

[This printed item is almost completely unreadable. I believe this was for Henry Clark Cadwallader. From what can be read it appears he died on Saturday in Modoc at the home of a son, Thomas. Survivors are unreadable but most seemed to be from New Castle and Richmond. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Spartanburg Christian church. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery. The Thomas funeral home at Lynn handled the arrangements.]

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

Bert H. Baird is dead at 58.

Bert Hilton Baird, 58, died Monday at 10:30 a. m. at his home two miles south of Winchester after a lingering illness. He was a former employe of the old traction company.

Survivors are the wife, Nellie, one daughter, Mrs. Mark Shellhass of Trotwood, Ohio; two sons, Robert of Richmond and William of Salem, N. J.; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Furby of Union City, Mrs. Myrtle Pratt of Dunkirk and Mrs. Inez Rickert of New Weston, Ohio; two brothers, Clarence of Dunkirk and Lloyd of Muncie, and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home, where it will remain until time for the last rites which will be conducted at the mortuary Wednesday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley, pastor of the Winchester Congregational Christian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Former Union City and Ridgeville resident will be buried today.

Redkey, Ind., Oct. 27. -- Miss Laura Richards, 95, former Redkey resident, died Sunday at the Methodist Memorial home at Warren. She was born in Darke county, Ohio, March 15, 1847, and spent most of her life in eastern Indiana having lived in Union City and Ridgeville before establishing her home in Redkey which she maintained until she entered the Methodist Home five years ago.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews in Indianapolis and Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel at the Methodist Memorial home in Warren. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery east of Ridgeville.

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

Relative of Randolph countians is buried at Hartford City.

Hartford City, Ind., Oct. 27. -- Mrs. Ida Mary Miller, 77, wife of Mac Miller, Hartford City painter and paper hanger, died at 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbie Lemott, 616 West Kickapoo street, following a long illness with heart trouble.

Services were conducted from the Burk and Fenning funeral home this afternoon, with burial following in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was born in Darke county, Ohio, September 20, 1865, the daughter of William and Nancy Fraze. She was married there to Allen Shanyfelt. The couple came here following their marriage where Mr. Shanyfelt died. Surviving from this union are four children: Mrs. Frank Lamott, rural route 1, Hartford City, Mrs. Herbie Lamott, 616 West Kickapoo street, Elmer Shanyfelt, of Mt. Vernon, O., and Mrs. Gertie Coats of Winchester.

The deceased was married a second time twenty-seven years ago to Mr. Miller, of this city, who survives, along with four step-children, Mrs. Betha Allen, of Pennville, Mrs. Homer Stethen, of Mishawaka, Mrs. Robert Woods, of Mishawaka, and Ora Miller also of Mishawaka. Also surviving are two brothers, Milo and Ldle Fraze, of Winchester, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 29, 1942

Hudson funeral is Friday at residence.

Funeral services for Edna Hudson, 48, who died Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital will be conducted Friday at the residence, three miles east of Winchester. Rev. Matthew Thornburg will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Mary E. Fields claimed by death.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Fields, widow of Charles Fields, died at her home three miles north of Saratoga Thursday morning. She was 73 years old. Since the death of her husband 19 years ago, the deceased had resided on the farm where she died.

Survivors are eight sons, Martin, Elmer, Peter, Oscar, Alva, Gerald, Harold and Cecil; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Starr, Mrs. Dora Starr, Mrs. Stella Byron, and Mrs. Cora Byrum; 34 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. All reside in the Saratoga community.

The body was removed to the W. T. Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparation and will be returned to the late residence this morning where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Saratoga U. B. church at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. Rolland Marsh officiating. Burial will be in the Weimer cemetery north of Saratoga.

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

Keist funeral today at New Weston church.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the New Weston Methodist church for John E. Keist, 63, who died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a fall a week ago. The accident occurred at the residence two and one-half miles south of New Weston.

Surviving are the wife, Viola, and a son, ????. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate, with burial in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states that John Edward Kiest was born in Feb. ___, age 63-8-22, the son of John Kiest (b. in Germany) and Lydia Gibson (b. OH). His wife was Viola Britts.]

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

Stroke fatal to Coletown woman.

Mrs. Goldie Marie Shade, 39, wife of Charles Shade, died early Thursday at her farm home two miles north of Coletown, from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy two days prior.

Surviving other than the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Lavon Bruner of Union City, and Estella Eileen at home; a half-brother, Luther Martin of near Hamilton, Ohio; a half-sister, Mrs. Blanche Miller of near Lewisburg, Ohio, and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Mrs. Walter Heller will officiate, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 23, 1903 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Silas Rutan (b. Harrison Twp., Darke Co.) and Florence Harrison (b. Hollansburg, OH).]

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

Mrs. Ryan, 73, dies at home.

Mrs. L. H. Ryan, 73, died at 10:25 o'clock last night at her home, 622 North Union street, Union City.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home for burial preparation and from where last rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. Friends may call after noon Sunday. Rev. W. W. Wilson will officiate with burial in the Lisbon cemetery.

Mrs. Ryan was born December 6, 1858 at Whitewater, Wayne county, the daughter of Peter and Jane Coby. She is one of seven children, the following four preceded her in death: Mary M., Benjamin T., William A. and Franklin W.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. O. Mangas, Cottage hotel, and Mrs. W. A. Brooks, northeast of Union City; a foster daughter, Mrs. Cecil Holderman of Tulsa, Okla., who was with her during her last illness, and two foster grandchildren.

Mrs. Ryan was married to Thomas Birum on January 16, 1887. He died 11 years later at their home in Hartford City. Later she moved to Union City where she was married to Mr. Ryan on November 18, 1937.

[Anna Laura Birum, age 69, married Laverne H. Ryan, age 67, a traveling salesman who listed his home as Quincy, MI.]

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

Frank M. Byrd dies in hospital.

Frank M. Byrd, 61, of Winchester, prominent Randolph county contractor and brick mason, died yesterday at 4 p. m. in the Randolph County hospital after a short illness.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and will be removed to the residence, 250 Watson street, Winchester, this evening.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Revs. Elvin Thornburg and Roy Beachler. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Byrd is survived by the wife, Goldie; one son, John of Indianapolis, three brothers, M. E. of Portland, Amos and Alfred of Ridgeville; five sisters, Mrs. Laura Landis and Mrs. Della Ryman of Covington, Ohio, Mrs. Kate McConocha and Mrs. Carrie Lewis of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Alice Freeman of Portland , and two grandchildren.

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