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

Rites set for Mrs. Freeman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Garnet Marie Freeman, 36, will be held at Richmond at 2 p. m. today with Rev. H. T. Reinecke in charge. Mrs. Freeman, a former resident of Lynn, died suddenly at her home Friday night.

The body will remain at the Stegall-Bierbride funeral home in Richmond, where services will be held, and burial will be in New Liberty cemetery near Lynn.

Survivors include the husband, Cecil; on daughter, Carol Jeannine, at home, and several aunts and uncles.

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

Death claims Ridgeville native.

Henry W. Schloutzhour, 66, Ridgeville, dies Sunday morning in the Union City hospital. The deceased at one time was a resident of Union City and served as agent for the Big Four railroad. A native of Ridgeville, he had returned from Union City to that community to make his home when his health failed five years ago. He had been seriously ill for the past two months.

Mr. Schloutzhour was born September 30, 1876 in Ridgeville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ad___, Schloutzhour. He attended the Ridgeville schools; was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic order and the B. P. O. E. lodge. He was united in marriage August 26, 1906, in Winchester, with Opal Dragoo.

Survivng besides the wife, Opal are one daughter, Katherine C. , at home; one son, Donald, now serving in the United States armed forces; one brother, ____ Schloutzhour, of Richmond, California, and five sisters, Mrs. I___ Coble, of Redkey; Mrs. Pat B____, Mrs. Carl Summers, Mrs. El___ Way and Mrs. Herman Mur____, all of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Ridgeville Methodist church with Rev. W. O. Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgeville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City to view the remains until this morning at which time the body will be removed to the residence at Ridgeville where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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

Riegel funeral service at Ansonia this morning.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. (EWT) today at the Ansonia Methodist church, with Rev. Norris officiating, for Mrs. Nancy Ann Riegel, 82, who died Thursday night at her home in Ansonia. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The deceased, a lifelong member of the Ansonia Methodist church, leaves seven children, 20 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The children, four sons and three daughters are: Ray, Elmer and John Riegel and Mrs. Jennie Doedrr and Mrs. Nellie Tharp, all of Ansonia or vicinity; Mrs. Lydia Beson of Hammond, Indiana, and Arthur Riegel of near Greenville.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states that she was born Nov. 23, 1859, the daughter of John Lannich and Lydia Coon. Her husband was Isaac Riegel.]

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

Bert Johnson is dead at Lynn.

James Eli (Bert) Johnson, 62, died suddenly late Sunday night at his home in Lynn.

Surviving are the wife, Minnie, one sister, Ida Johnson of Richmond, and one brother, Harry Johnson of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn in charge of Revs. Elvin Thornburg and K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Mrs. Wright Hiatt dies in New Orleans.

Mrs. Wright Hiatt, 23, wife of Major Wright Hiatt of Winchester, died at her home in New Orleans, La., last Thursday, according to word received here yesterday by relatives.

Major Hiatt, native of Winchester where he starred as an athlete in high school, is a graduate of the U. S. Military academy at West Point. He has been stationed in Newfoundland for several months.

Death of Mrs. Hiatt was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

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

Dead R. C. A. F. flier was born near Modoc.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 3, -- Flight Sergeant Donald Clear Hawk, 26, pilot in the Royal Canadian air force, formerly of Muncie, who was killed in action October 31, was in London when word was last received from him. He was sent overseas in July and had been at the home of his parents in Richmond in June on furlough.

His father, Mahlon E. Hawk, received word of his son's death from the Canadian government Monday. Survivors beside the parents are two brothers, Murray Hawk, with the U. S. army in Panama, John Hawk, at home; a sister, Coleen Hawk, at home. Relatives here include Mrs. G. W. Kilmer of 405 Almeda avenue, Mrs. Hugh Bird, 608 Newly avenue, Mrs. Grace Hopping of South Pershing drive, aunts,. Kenneth Hawk, of north of Muncie and Claude Hawk of Whitely, uncles. Mrs. Gladys Cecil of Portland is also an aunt.

Sergeant Hawk was born in Randolph county near Modoc and came to Muncie with his parents when he was a child and lived here until a few years ago. The family home was on Marsh street and the father was employed at the former Meyer Baking company. Sergeant Hawk was employed by the National Automatic Tool company in Richmond at the time of his enlistment. He lost a finger in an accident some years ago and was not accepted when he attempted to enlist in the U. S. army air force. He enlisted in the Canadian air force in April, 1941. His mother is seriously ill in an Indianapolis hospital.

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

Blanche Evans passes away.

Following an illness of five years, Miss Blanche Evans, 58, died Friday at 9 a. m. at her late residence, 115 Chestnut street, Union City.

A native of Greenville, O., Miss Evans was born the daughter of Albert R. and Abbie L. (Epps) Evans on December 27, 1883. She attended Darke county schools and resided most of her life in the Union City community. She was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Surviving are two brothers, Harry Evans, of Union City, and Earl Evans, of Richmond, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Winbourne, also of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Saturday to view the remains.

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

James A. Larsh claimed by death in Union City hospital.

James Austin Larsh, 93, North Columbia street, Union City, died Sunday at 4 p. m. at the Union City hospital.

A native of Ohio, Mr. Larsh had been a resident of Union City for 23 years, coming from Eaton, Ohio. He was born July 21, 1849 and was a traveling salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine company until his retirement several years ago.

Mr. Larsh was a thirty-second degree Mason, member of the Eastern Star and the Evangelical church.

Surviving are two sons, Walter N. of Washington, D. C., and Austin C. of Detroit, Mich., and one nephew, Harvey H. Hawkins of Eaton, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home in Union City for burial preparation, where friends may call after Tuesday evening.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial was made in the Eaton, Ohio cemetery. He was born at West Florence, Preble Co., the son of Charles W. and Sarah (Austin) Larsh. He was united in marriage with Fannie O. Clarke at Evansville on June 12, 1900.]

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

Death claims Earl E. Harter.

Earl E. Harter, 58, native and lifelong resident of the Bartonia community in Randolph county, died at 8:25 p. m. Saturday at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, following an illness of more than two years.

The deceased was born on August 1, 1884, near Bartonia, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Freemont Harter. He attended the Old No. 9 school and later followed farming as an occupation.

Surviving beside the wife, Mabel R., are one son, Lawrence Harter, of Union City, and his father, Rev. Freemont Harter, also of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg, of Winchester, 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 near Bartonia Monday evening, after which time friends may call.

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

Brother of local man killed in car crash.

Funeral services will be conducted today from the Householder funeral home in Newark, O., for Fred Devers, 60-year-old Lima, O., salesman and brother of Charles W. Devers, of Union City.

Mr. Devers was killed early Saturday morning when his automobile crashed into a tree on Route 161, five miles west of Granville, O.

Surviving besides the brother, Charles, are another brother, J. F. Devers, of Columbus; two sons, Fred and Roy, of Pittsburgh and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Gallaher, of Fresno, Cal.

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

Heart attack fatal to Portland attorney; funeral is Saturday.

Portland, Ind., Nov. 11. -- Malcomb V. Skinner, 55, local attorney, died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 a. m. today at his home, 423 East Main street.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Baird chapel in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery. The body will remain at the home until time for the last rites.

Mr. Shockney, a native of Portland, began his professional career in offices of various local attorneys after being graduated from high school in 1905. During his lifetime he was prominent in Democratic politics of the fifth district; for a year was clerk of the state legislature, serving two terms as prosecuting attorney of Jay county and had been city and county attorney on different occasions. At the time of his death he was Dunkirk city attorney.

Surviving are the wife, Ruby; a son, Frank, of South Bend; a daughter, Jacqueline at home; a sister, Mrs. Meredith Sanders of Portland, and a brother, Hughof Miami, Fla.

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

Pratt services this afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City, for Elmer I. Pratt, 49, who died Tuesday evening at his residence, 516 North State Line street, Union City. The deceased had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.

Mr. Pratt, a native of Randolph county, was born on July 19, 1893, in the North Salem community, the son of Albert and Ruth (Bisel) Pratt.

He attended the Devers school No. 2, near North Salem and was a member of the Pleasant Hill church. Mr. Pratt followed farming as an occupation until his health failed.

Surviving are the wife, Stella; two children, Meredith Pratt, U. S. army, and Ruth Pratt, at home, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Kyle, of Union City.

Rev. I. N. Beery, pastor of the Pleasant Hill church, will officiate during the services today. Burial will be in the Praise Chapel cemetery, near New Pittsburg.

The body was removed from the funeral home to the residence Wednesday evening where friends may call until the hour of the services today.

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

Jennie Dunham rites today in Greenville.

Mrs. Jennie Willis Dunham, 75, wife of James Dunham, died very suddenly at 12:30 p. m. Monday at her home in Beamsville from the effects of a heart attack.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Willis, she was born in Greenville township and had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Daphne Coffman, of Gulfport, Mississippi; two sons, J. Claude, of Woodstock, O., and Calvin H. whose address is unknown; thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Greenville Christian church with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the East Zion cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that her maiden name was Wills. She was born March 11, 1867 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Abraham Wills and Mary Jane Sebring (both b. in Darke Co.) I believe her middle initial was A. At the 1910 Census the James Dunham family was living in Champaign Co., OH. Only Daphne and Claude were listed as children.]

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

Sarah C. Cain is dead at 75; funeral Sunday.

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Cain, 75, died at her home seven miles northeast of Union City in Darke county at 7 o'clock last night, death following a paralytic stroke suffered last Sunday. She had been in failing health since May.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Lightsville church in charge of Rev. Noble Schlechty. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where friend's may call after noon Saturday.

Mrs. Cain was born in Nebraska, September 11, 1867, the daughter of J. A. and Judith (Davis) Pierce. On September 20, 1884, she was married to J. M. Cain, who died 16 years ago.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Laura Coblentz, Mrs. Sylvia Coblentz, and Mrs. Ralph Hampshire, all of Union City route 1, John Cain of Portland and Wilbur Cain of Pennsville; one brother, E. P. Pierce of Union City route 1; thirty grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Uncle of Union City man killed by hit, run driver.

Word has been received in Union City of the accidental death of J. A. Walburn of Michigan City. Mr. Walburn was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, November 7, and died the following day. Funeral services and burial were in Michigan City Tuesday. Mr. Walburn was an uncle of Ray E. Bupt, North Columbia street, Union City, and will be remembered by some of the older residents of the city.

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

Richard Collins, accident victim, dies of injuries.

Richard Earl Collins, 22, one of six persons injured in a two-car automobile collision at Union City Sunday afternoon, died in the Union City hospital at 11:30 a. m. yesterday. Death of the Winchester young man, an employe of the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation, was attributed to a skull fracture.

The accident in which Collins was fatally injured occurred at the intersection of the Division street road and the Jackson pike, immediately west of Union City. Towne, Bush and Jones were riding with Collins, occupants of the second car being Carpenter and Miss Cotter.

Death of Collins was the eleventh due to automobile accidents in Randolph county during 1942.

Others injured were: Hubert Jones, 700 East Short street, Winchester - condition satisfactory, but unable to move for x-ray, still in hospital; Stanley Carpenter, Union City route 5 - condition fair, still in the hospital; Barbara Cotter, 16, northeast of Union City - fractured right knee cap, removed from the hospital to her home. The other two involved in the accident - Donald Towne and Carl Bush of Winchester, were dismissed from the hospital following first aid treatment Sunday evening.

Mr. Collins is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Collins of Union City; the wife, Lycrecia Lucille of Winchester; one daughter, Vicky Lou at home; one sister, Mrs. Robert Wright of Winchester; three brothers, Robert of Winchester, Percy of Union City and Roy of Glendale, Ariz.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be removed to the residence, 114 West Third street, Winchester, where friends may call after 4 p. m. today. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night, awaiting word from the brother in Arizona.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Winchester Nazarene church. Rev. N. R. Herrell officiated. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.]

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

Union City woman is dead at 76.

Mrs. John Martin, 76, died at 5:45 p. m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Wagner, four miles southwest of Union City, death following a serious illness of three weeks.

The deceased lived on North Howard street, having been a resident of Union City for 37 years. She was born July 15, 1866, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Binkley) Curts. She attended Bickel school No. 9 and was a member of the Hillgrove Reform church.

The body was prepared for burial at the Brooks funeral home and will be taken to the Harve Martin home, Union City route 3, where friends may call after noon Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at the U. B. church Thursday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in charge of Rev. Berkebile. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery north of Union City.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Roll Simmons of Union City, Harve Martin of Union City route 3 and Mrs. Earl Wagner at whose home she died; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Private services for James L. Macy planned Saturday.

Private funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Morris funeral service, 530 North Columbia street, Union City, for James L. Macy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Macy, of Lawrenceburg and formerly of Union City. Death occurred Sunday morning.

Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The father, Lloyd Macy, is a brother of Ralph Macy of Union City.

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

Mrs. Arama Collett, sister of Union City woman, dies in Chicago.

Mrs. Herman J. Beauchamp, 528 N. Walnut street, Union City, has received word of the death Wednesday at 2 a. m. of her sister, Mrs. Arama Collett. Death occurred at the home of Mrs. H. E. Bragg, in Chicago, a daughter of the deceased.

Mrs. Collett will be remembered by many friends in this community. She was a member of the Methodist church. Death was caused by a heart condition and was very sudden.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. H. E. Bragg, Chicago; Ivan Collett, of Chicago, and Pvt. Stanley Collett, U. S. air corps, Mississippi; three sisters, Mrs. Lennie B. Hawley, Marts Annette Huber and Mrs. Beauchamp, all of or near Union City.

Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed. However, the remains will be returned for burial in the Reitenour cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Ridgeville Methodist church. Burial was made in the Reitenour cemetery.]

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

H. F. Conyers dies in accident.

Mrs. L. M. Early, East Elm street, Union City, has been called to Hammond by the death of her brother, H. F. Conyers, formerly of Winchester.

Mr. Conyers died several hours after his car had been struck by a train Friday night, and Mrs. Conyers was badly injured. Death was caused by burns resulting when the car caught fire.

Funeral services will be at Hammond at 2 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Matilda Main rites held at Ridgeville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda A. Main, 71, who died last Thursday night at her home in Ridgeville, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Ridgeville Evangelical church. Burial was in Lawndale cemetery. Revs. Harris DeWeese and W. O. Power officiated.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dora Barlow of Muncie, Mrs. Bertha Manor of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, Mrs. Florence Miller of Union City and Miss Virginia Main, at home; six sons, Vance of Albany, Daniel of Fort Wayne, Emory of Parker, Raymond, Carl and Adrian, all of Muncie, and two brothers, James of West Virginia, and Frank of Texas.

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

Union City native dies at Palestine; last rites today.

Mrs. Lena B. Miller, 69, widow of the late Isaac B. Miller, died at 2:45 a. m. Saturday at the home of a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Hiatt, at Palestine, O., following an extended illness.

Mrs. Miller was a native of Union City but had spent the major part of her life in the Hollansburg vicinity. Her husband, a well known Darke county farmer, died in 1938.

Surviving are one son, Henry H. Miller, of Richmond; two grandchildren; a half-brother, Earl Riegle, of St. Louis, Mo., and two half-sisters, Mrs. Eva Hiatt, Palestine, and Mrs. Joe Manning, Miamisburg.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. (EWT) today at the Hollansburg Christian church. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states that Lena Beatrice Miller was born Jan. 24, 1873 in Union City, IN, the daughter of Oswald Tyler (b. Chautaugua, N. Y.) and Susan Sarff (b. York Co., PA).]

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

Mrs. Welker, 62, claimed by death.

Mrs. Henry L. Welker, 62, of 523 East Main street, died at her home at 3 p. m. yesterday. She suffered a paralytic stroke Sunday.

The deceased was born in Union City on October 12, 1880 and on January 18, 1898 was married to Henry Welker, who survives with one son, Kenneth of Union City. There are two grandchildren, Kelley Taylor and Kenneth Earl Welker of Union City, and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Welker attended the Union City schools, was a member of the Methodist church and of the D. of A.. The D. of A. will meet at the hall at 7:30 o'clock tonight to conduct a lodge of sorrow.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Brooks funeral home in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks mortuary to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

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

William Mader, 84, dies at home of daughter in Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 23. -- William Mader, 84, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert McClain, 2810 South Elm street, at 2:25 a. m. today, after a long illness. He became sick in January but his condition was not critical until a week ago. Until last January he lived in his own home, 220 Cromer avenue.

He is survived by the daughter, three sons, Orlie Monroe Mader and Russell I. Mader, both of this city, Omer H. of Auburn; one sister, Mrs. Mary Creviston of Union City; one brother, Frank of Saratoga.

The body was taken to the Piepho mortuary where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Wednesday in the Piepho chapel, E. A. Struble, pastor of the Riverside United Brethren church, officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

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

Matchett funeral Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services for James A. Matchett, 87, who died Sunday in Jay county, will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the residence south of the Madison school, in charge of Rev. E. J. Wickersham of Noblesville. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

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

Rev. Ivan R. Godwin, former county pastor, is claimed by death.

Rev. Ivan R. Godwin, 77, retired Methodist minister who served churches in the North Indiana Methodist conference for almost 50 years, died Saturday night at his home in Akron, Ind. He had been retired for the past 10 years.

Funeral services were held last Tuesday at Akron.

Rev. Godwin was widely known throughout the Richmond district of the Methodist church and had served pastorates in Lynn, Economy, Farmland and Spartanburg. He served at Economy 10 years ago.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lora Godwin; three sons, John of Richmond, Wendell, superintendent of schools at LaPorte, and James, a major in the U. S. army; five daughters, Mrs. Howard Chenoweth of Lynn, Mrs. Harry Greenwood of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Burt Korman of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Merwin Midlan of Whiting, and Mrs. Robert Sealand of Cleveland; a number of grandchildren and four sisters.

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

Wavaline Miller dies in Richmond.

Miss. Wavaline Miller, 25, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Miller of Saratoga, died at Reed Memorial hospital in Richmond at 3:15 a. m. yesterday, death following a lingering illness. Prior to her illness she was an employee of the Trimball Trucking company, Richmond.

Surviving, other than the mother, are four sisters, Mrs. Orla Bennett of Saratoga, Mrs. Ethel Pentecoat of Richmond, Mrs. Blanche Wise of Lynn and Mrs. Grace Seifman of Arcanum, Ohio; three brothers, Lester and Marshall of Portland and Charles of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the home of the mother at Saratoga in charge of Rev. Charles Fisher, pastor of the Saratoga and Portland Gospel tabernacles. Burial will be in the Weimer cemetery.

The body will be removed at 10:30 a. m. today from the Summers funeral home in Winchester to the mother's residence.

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

Jackson Twp. native dies.

Word was received yesterday in Union City of the death at 4 a. m. Thursday of Mrs. Ralph Springer, 50, in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton, O., following a serious illness of two weeks.

The deceased was born near Jackson, O., east of Union City, Leona Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Miller. She attended the Jackson township school and was graduated from the Union City East Side school in 1911. Later she taught the second and fourth grades in the East Side school, still later became a registered nurse and for a time was employed in the Union City hospital. She left the Union City community about 15 years ago.

Surviving besides the husband, Ralph L. Springer, are one son, Robert Eugene Springer, of Dayton; four sisters, Mrs. Forrey Barnum, Mrs. S. E. Woodbury, Mrs. Harry Good and Miss Bell Miller, all of Union City, and four brothers, Lloyd Miller of Union City; Charles Miller of Anderson; Irvin and Clem Miller, both of Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (EWT) in Grand funeral home, corner of Wayne and Erie avenues in Dayton. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery, Dayton.

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

Plan Kuhlman rites Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Lutheran church for Mrs. Minnie Kuhlman, 61, who died at noon Wednesday at her residence, four miles northwest of Union City. Death followed a lingering illness.

The services will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Barth, pastor of the church. Burial will follow in the St. John's cemetery near Greenville, O.

Mrs. Kuhlman was a native of Greenville, O., and was a member of the Lutheran church.

Surviving are the husband, John H. Kulman; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Kaufman, of Muncie; Mrs. Walter McCullough and Miss Esther Kulman, both of Union City; one son, Arthur, at home; one sister, Mrs. Ella Woods, of Dayton, and one brother, Chris Clark, of Greenville.

Friends may view the remains at the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, until the hour of the service.

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

Mrs. Hardwick dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Alice Hardwick, 87, widow of John Hardwick, died at her home in Lynn Saturday night after an illness of three weeks. She had been a resident of Lynn for 44 years.

Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Lynn Church of the Nazarene with Rev. K. Edward Maynard in charge, assisted by Rev. Walter Greek. Burial will be at the Williamsburg cemetery.

Survivors are one daughter, Miss Grace Hardwick of Lynn; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

O. F. Hart, former Union City school head, dies on train.

Orlando F. Hart, 73, former superintendent of the Union City East Side schools, died suddenly about 3 a. m. Sunday on a train between Chicago and Omaha from the effects of a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Hart were returning to their home in Seattle, Washington, following a recent visit with friends in Indiana and Ohio, including the Union City vicinity.

Mr. Hart, who was widely experienced as an educator, was born in Jackson township, Darke county, Ohio, on October 29, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hart. He was graduated from the Union City East Side high school and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Mr. and Mrs. Hart left Union City six years ago to make their residence with their son, Herschel Hart, in Seattle.

Surviving besides the widow, Katie, are the son, Herschel, of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Allie Robinson of near Hillgrove, and three brothers, Joe, of Ansonia, O., Oscar, of New Paris, O., and W. A. Hart, of St. Louis, Mo.

Russell Brooks, of the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City, will go to Chicago today to assist in completing funeral arrangements and returning the body to Union City.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

George Stough service today.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the Union City cemetery this afternoon for George V. Stough, 83, for 34 years operator in Union City for the Pennsylvania railroad, who died in a Chicago hospital Monday. Mr. Stough left the Union City community four years ago to make his residence with a son, Vernon, in Chicago.

The body will arrive in Union City on the eastbound 3:03 p. m. Pennsylvania train and will be removed immediately to the cemetery. W. J. Threewits will officiate.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon and Russell, of Chicago, and one grandson, George Stough, Jr., Chicago. Mrs. Stough has been deceased since 1935.

Mr. and Mrs. Stough will be remembered as having made their home at the corner of Walnut and Division streets.

The funeral arrangements will be under the direction of the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

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

A. S. Powers, 80, dies suddenly.

Allen Siegel Powers, 80, died suddenly at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday at his residence, 1213 West Oak street, Union City, from the affects of a heart attack sustained a few hours earlier.

The deceased was born near Xenia, O., on September 5, 1862, the son of Hiram and Elizabeth (Mullen) Powers. He moved with his parents while still a youth to the Union City community where he attended the Old No. 4 school in Wayne township, Randolph county. In 1883 he claimed Naomi Hommon as his bride in a service performed in Union City.

Mr. Powers followed farming as an occupation until 28 years ago when he moved to Detroit and worked for the Ford Motor company for 16 years. He had been retired for the past 12 years.

Surviving, besides the widow, Naomi, are two sons, Harry, of Union City and Hiram, of Union City route 4; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Evv, of Detroit, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Cora Shockney, of Union City.

The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence Wednesday evening after which time friends may call.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until after the arrival of the daughter from Detroit.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

Frozen locker plant owner dies in hospital.

Robert Johnson Moorman, manager of the Frozen Food locker plant at 737 Peeson drive, Winchester, died in the Veteran's hospital at Marion Monday at 11:30 p. m. following a six months' illness. He was taken ill in the fall of 1941 prior to opening of the Winchester plant.

Mr. Moorman was born in Portland, son of William Alonzo and Matilda (Johnson) Moorman. His father, a former resident of Winchester, was the son of Thomas Moorman. The deceased attended Portland high school, Culver Military academy and Purdue university. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Purdue and the Blue lodge at Galion, Ohio.

In 1912 Mr. Moorman purchased the Peoples ice plant at Galion, operating it for 15 years. He moved to Winchester from Chicago in the fall of 1941. He was a lieutenant in the first World war, being attached to the 126th infantry.

The body was taken to the York mortuary at Galion where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in Fairview cemetery there. Rev. Rogers of the Grace Episcopal church will officiate and the Galion Elks will be in charge of the last rites.

Surviving are the wife and one son, Robert, Jr., 327 South Main street, Winchester. Cousins are Mrs. Dan Heaston, Dr. Russell Moorman and Thomas Moorman, of Winchester and Mrs. Chase Nichols of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Moorman and son will leave for Galion this morning

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

Fall is fatal to Mrs. Voisinet.

Suffering from the shock of a fall sustained Wednesday morning at her late residence, 323 North Howard street, Union City. Mrs. Veronica C. Voisinet, 86, died Thursday at 1:10 a. m. She had been in failing health for some time.

The deceased was born in Greenville, O., the daughter of John and Mary (Caron) Koontz on February 18, 1856. She attended the Greenville schools and later moved to the Union City community where she was united in marriage with Vincent Edward Voisinet, who died several years ago. She resided the greater part of her life in Union City where she was a member of the St. Mary's church and the Rosary society of the church.

Surviving are seven children, Clarence, of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. James Byrne, of Bicknell; Mrs. Dennis Dwyer, Joliet, Ill.; Miss Amber Voisinet, St. Louis, Mo.; Louis, of Columbus, O.; Miss Edith Voisinet and Dr. R. A. Voisinet, both of Union City; one sister, Mrs. John Weber, of Union City, and two brothers, John and Martin Koontz, both of Union City. One son and one daughter died in infancy.

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

The remains will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence Friday morning where friends may call.

[ A later published Will probate gives her name as Fronia. Those named receiving bequeasts were Edith Voisinet, Mary Byrne, Clarence Voisinet, Dr. Raymond A. Voisinet, Amber Stahl Voisinet, Cora Dwyer and Louis Voisinet.]

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

Roe Buckingham passes away in Union City home.

Jefferson M. (Roe) Buckingham, 92, retired carpenter, died at 11:30 a. m. yesterday at his home, 1240 West Oak street, in the house he built in 1883.

A native of Wayne county, where he was born near Bethel on July 9, 1850, the son of Benjamine and Martha (Hiatt) Buckingham, the deceased could remember Union City when there was only one house west of High on Oak street. During his lifetime he assisted in building many homes and business houses in Union City.

Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to Darke county, Ohio, living there until he was nine years old when the family moved to Union City to a farm which extended past the Big Four railroad and included the Brookside addition in which the family home was located.

Mr. Buckingham attended old No. 1 school north of Union City. He was married in April 1880 to Sarah Jane Mason, who died in July 1941.

Surviving are four children, Harry E. and Clayton E., of Union City, Grover C. of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Miss Bessie Buckingham, at home; and one sister, Mrs. Elihu Mason of west of Haysville.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will remain at the mortuary, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 5, 1942

Death claims Alma Spitler, 69, in Jay county.

Portland, Ind., Dec. 4 (Special) --- Alma Spitler, 69, died at 5:15 p. m. today at her home in Madison township. She was born at Sharpsburg, Ohio, June 10, 1873 to George and Jane (Parson) Hathaway.

Her first marriage was to John H. Ray who died in 1911. On January 31, 1930 she was married to James A. Spitler, who survives.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill church, east of Salem, in charge of Rev. John Watson of Harrisville. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence tomorrow evening from the Williamson funeral home.

Surviving other than the husband, are two children, Howard Ray of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Edward Hicks of San Diego, Cal.; three stepchildren, O. R. Spitler of Chicago, Mrs. Cecil Bosworth of Portland and Mrs. Noah Bunker of Union City; three brothers and sisters, Mrs. Lulism Hiatt of Pioneer, Can., Stephen Hathaway of Salem and William Hathaway of Muncie; seven half-brothers and half-sisters, Mrs. Mae Evans, of Dunkirk, Mrs. Dan Hole of Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Elmer Mitchell of Bradford, Ohio, Basil Hathaway of Redkey, Mrs. Bernard Chew and Leon Hathaway of Salamonia and Mrs. Lawrence Shirk of Boundary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 5, 1942

Mother of local man dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Mary Meadows Hufnagle, 83, a member of one of Greenville's pioneer families, died at 1:40 p. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness. She resided at 218 Elm street.

Mrs. Hufnagle had been a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church for many years.

She leaves two sons, Edward, Jr., of Union City, and Cliff of Greenville, and four daughters, Mrs. O. P. Hall, Greenville, Mrs. D. I. Brown, West Milton, and Mrs. Glenn Lane and Mrs. Fred McEowen, both of Greenville rural route.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 5, 1942

John Luther Keys, 75, well known Winchester man, claimed by death.

John Luther Keys, 75, one of the most widely known men in Randolph county, died at his home in Winchester at 1:30 p. m. yesterday, death being due to a stroke on November 14.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, Rev. Aaron Napier, pastor of the Friends church, officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be returned at 1 p. m. today to the residence, 726 East North street, where friends may call. It will lie in state at the funeral home one hour before the last rites, during which the casket will be closed.

Surviving are the wife, Meda and three children, Meda Cecil and Raymond and Herman Keys, all of near Winchester.

The deceased was the son of Joseph and Betsy (Coates) Keys, who settled on a farm near Winchester and from which sprang a community of 75 relatives who have lived there continually for 108 years last month.

Mr. Keys was married to Meda Wilson, the couple settling just east of the former's father's farm. They would have celebrated their fifty-second wedding anniversary Christmas eve.

Mr. and Mrs. Keys had all arrangements made for the usual family Christmas dinner, presents for their three children, grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight in-laws, making a total of 28 persons for the yearly occasion.

Mr. Keys farmed for awhile then engaged in the purchase of livestock, living in Winchester since World war I, spending much of his later years on his farm and at his son's store in Winchester. For years he was a deputy White River township assessor.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 7, 1942

Union City man, 78, passes away.

Newton W. Buckingham, 78, for 25 years a meat cutter at the Veit market and later an employe of the Imperial Electric company in Union City, died at 11:15 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Florence McFarland, Armstrong street, Greenville.

He had been in failing health for several years.

The son of Milton L. and Armina (Thurston) Buckingham, he is survived by the wife, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. McFarland; one son, Robert of Indianapolis, three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 10 a. m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 7, 1942

Blanche Harlan passes away.

Funeral services for Miss Zelma Blanche Harlan, 38, who died early Saturday morning at her late residence, 811 West Oak street, Union City, will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the new Lisbon church, northwest of Union City. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery. Death followed a lingering illness of more than ten years.

Miss Harlan was born near Saratoga on February 23, 1904, the daughter of Vestal L. and Sallie L. (Clevenger) Harlan. She attended Jefferson high school and was a member of the Nazarene church in Union City, in which community she had resided for the past 19 years.

Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Miss Thelma Harlan, at home; Mrs. Lucy E. Fenstermaker, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Violet R. Midlan, Union City.

In charge of the services will be Rev. George Brandon and Rev. N. L. Moore. Special music will be provided by Rev. H. W. Walter, Mrs. LeRoy Greek, Mrs. G. Brandon and Mrs. Mabel Cox.

The body was returned Sunday from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 7, 1942

Tully Hinshaw rites today.

Tully Hinshaw, 60, died at 4 a. m. Saturday at the home of his son, Walter Hinshaw, 1 1/2 miles southwest of Hollansburg, Ohio where he had been making his home for the past eight years. He was a retired farmer and former resident of Randolph county.

Survivors are the son at whose home he died; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Hiatt of Morgantown; one brother, Orville Hinshaw of Lynn, and one grandson.

The body was returned to the son's home Sunday where short funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:45 p. m. (EWT) followed by services at the Buena Vista church at 2 p. m. (CWT). Rev. Don Jennings of near Whitewater will officiate. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 7, 1942

Ex-Union City woman dead in California.

Mrs. Dollie Pratt, of northwest of Union City, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Jeanette Shockney in Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. Shockney was the widow of the late Oscar C. Shockley, formerly of Union City.

Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been made but burial will take place in the Union City cemetery.

[Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Grace Kemp on Thursday. She died Friday afternoon at her home in Los Angeles, Cal. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Earl Wells dies of heart failure.

Earl Wells, about 50 years of age, died Monday at 7:45 a. m. in the Union City hospital from the effects of a heart condition.

In poor health for some time he was taken seriously ill Sunday and was removed from his home near Bucks Corner, northeast of Union City to the Union City hospital.

The body was removed from the hospital to the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

Survivors are a daughter in Sturgus, Mich., and a sister in Ft. Wayne.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the daughter in Union City.

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

Rev. Haddock, 58, claimed by death.

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 14. --- Rev. True S. Haddock, 57, pastor of the Market street Methodist church, died Sunday at Cass County hospital. He suffered a heart attack November 26 shortly after he had delivered the sermon at a union Thanksgiving service here.

Rev. Haddock, who came to Logansport from Tipton in June, 1940, entered the ministry in 1912. He was president of the Epworth League Institute foundation and chairman of the North Indiana conference ministerial training course. He also was a member of the Historical society and cooperative committee on the reserve pension fund. He was a member of the local Kiwanis club.

Rev. Haddock had served pastorates at Salamonia, Millgrove, Swayzee, Gray's Lake, Milford, Nappanee, Union City, Alexandria, Dunkirk, Tipton and Logansport. He was general secretary of the Preacher's Aid society from 1929 to 1931.

The son of J. M. and Rhoda Jane Haddock, he was born May 25, 1885 in Lerna, Ill. He married Margaret Hand, formerly of Winchester, December 25, 1929, at Union City. Surviving are the widow, two sisters and his mother of Lerna, Ill.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Market street Methodist church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

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Rev. True S. Haddock, was pastor of the Union City Methodist church from 1926 to 1929.

He went to Union City from Nappanee. After serving the Union City pastorate three years, he was made secretary of the Preachers' Aid society, with headquarters at Muncie. After three years there he served as pastor of Methodist churches at Alexandria, Dunkirk and Tipton, before going to Logansport.

In addition to his pastoral duties he was president of the Indiana Epworth Institution foundation and chairman of the north Indiana conference ministerial training course of which Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, of Union City, is registrar. Rev. Haddock had charge of the ministerial training course session held in Union City in October 1941. He often returned to Union City to visit and had participated in homecoming and other services at the church.

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

Edwards rites to be Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the residence, east of Hillgrove, for Luther E. Edwards, 61, who died Wednesday evening at his late residence. Rev. H. G. Perry will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. A prominent farmer in the community, Mr. Edwards had been ill for the past five weeks. Surviving besides the wife, Ethel, are three children, Walter of Hillgrove; Orville, of Woodington, and Raymond, serving with the United States armed forces, and his mother, Mrs. Angeline Edwards of Hillgrove. The body will be returned to the residence from the Stocker funeral home in Greenville at noon today, after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette,. Friday, December 18, 1942

Elizabeth Manes dies in Richmond.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Manes, 62, died in a Richmond hospital Thursday morning following an illness of several years.

Surviving are the husband, John of Winchester, and six children, Mrs. Cecil Mincer of Winchester, Mrs. Marshall DeCamp of Union City, John, Jr., and Charles of Springfield, Ohio, Clifford of Camp Crowder and Elizabeth at home.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Funeral services will be completed following word from the son in the army.

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Union City Times-Gazette,. Friday, December 18, 1942

Heart attack proves fatal to Bert A. Rouch.

Bert A. Rouch, 61, of Winchester, Randolph county highway employe, died suddenly of a heart attack while at work in Saratoga yesterday morning. County officers who investigated reported that Mr. Rouch was scattering screening on Saratoga streets when stricken.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home of Winchester for burial preparation. Funeral services will be announced after word is received from a son, Dale, who is reported in a military hospital at Camp Bowie, Texas.

Surviving other than the son are the wife, Lottie; six brothers, William of Mishawaka, Lon of Parker, Carl of Peoria, Ill,. Ira of Winchester, Opal of Muskegon, Mich., and Harley of Lynn, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Retter of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 19, 1942

Death claims Mrs. Sadie Hicks.

Following a lingering illness of more that five years, Mrs. William Hicks, 78, a native of Wayne township, Randolph county, died Friday at 7:30 a. m. at her late residence, 829 West Pearl street, Union City.

She was born Sadie Dixon, daughter of Andrew J. and Sarah J. (Combs) Dixon, on October 7, 1864.

Surviving besides the husband, William, with whom she was united in marriage in 1917, are one son, Dora Milligan, residing five miles west of Union City; five stepsons, Henry, Bill, Ernest, Arthur and Thurman Hicks.; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Finch, of Albany. One daughter, Mrs. Hilda Hamilton, is deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Union City residence, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City from Saturday noon until 9 a. m. Sunday at which time the remains will be removed to the residence where friends also may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 19, 1942

Wiegand infant funeral today.

Robert Pearce Wiegand, day-old-infant son of Rev. and Mrs. George M. Wiegand, 207 North Walnut street, Union City, O., died at 9:15 p. m. Thursday in the Union City hospital.

The infant was born in the hospital on Wednesday.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Bonnie Esther; two brothers, Elliott and Eldon, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Elliott, of Elkhart, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Wiegand, White Bear Lake, Minn.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 207 North Walnut street, Saturday at 2 p. m., with Rev. B. R. Lake, of Muncie, 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 Saturday at 11 a. m. after which time friends are invited to call.

Rev. Wiegand has been pastor of the Union City Free Methodist church for the past five months.

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

Ernst Chenoweth, former Winchester lawyer and prosecuting attorney, dies at Portland at age of 68 years.

Portland, Ind., Dec. 20 (Special) --- Ernst E. Chenoweth, 68, widely known attorney and civic leader of Portland, died at the Jay County hospital Saturday night at 10 o'clock following a stroke suffered last Tuesday evening while enroute to his home from a Rotary meeting. Although suffering from a heart ailment during the past year, he had been about as usual and addressed the Rotary club during the evening.

Funeral services will be held at the Baird funeral chapel Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Rev. Dale Beatty, pastor of the Methodist church, of which he was a member. Interment will be made in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester and military rites will be given at the graveside by members of the American Legion. The body will remain at the Baird funeral home, where friends may call.

Mr. Chenoweth was born at Hollansburg, Ohio, November 12, 1874, the son of John M. and Lydia (Brown) Chenoweth. In 1894 he was graduated from Hollansburg high school and the next year attended college at Lebanon, Ohio, the following year at Central Normal college at Danville and later at Indiana State Normal college at Terre Haute. He taught school several years and in 1900 began the study of law at Winchester.

He was elected prosecuting attorney of Randolph county in 1911 and 1917. He served a number of years in the Indiana National Guard during which time he was advanced to the rank of captain. At the beginning of World War I he was assigned as a captain in the 139th field artillery, 35th division, and left for France October 2, 1918, returning to the United States April 17, 1919 and was discharged from active service May 2, 1919.

He then was appointed to the position of superintendent of the state institution at Butlerville, which he held until 1926, when he came to Portland to reside.

Mr. Chenoweth was married August 2, 1902 to Cora B. Stapleton, who died December 27, 1931. On April 11, 1936 he was married to Dora M. Whitacre, who survives, together with two sons, Cecil of Springfield, Ill., and Dale of South Braintree, Mass.; one stepson, Marion Whitacre of Cleveland, Ohio; a granddaughter, Joyce Chenoweth; two brothers, Chester Chenoweth of Milo, Ind., and Squire Chenoweth of Hollansburg.

Mr. Chenoweth was a member of the Portland Rotary club, American Legion, Order of Eastern Star and the Winchester lodge of Masons. He was a past grand commander of the Winchester Lodge of Knights Templar, and a member and secretary of the Jay County Bar association.

Mr. Chenoweth began studying law in the summer of 1900 in the office of S. A. Canada of Winchester and taught school in the winter. He completed his law course, was admitted to the bar in 1903 and to practice by the supreme court in 1906. In 1905 he gave up teaching permanently and engaged in the practice of law with S. A. Canada under the firm name of Canada & Chenoweth. That same year he was elected justice of the peace and served a term of five years.

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

Death claims Albert Coppess.

Albert L. Coppess, 76, native and lifelong resident of Jackson township, Darke county, O., died Sunday at 9:50 a. m. of complications resulting from heart and kidney ailments. Death occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Evans, 514 West Pearl street, Union City, where he had been for the past 10 days. He had been seriously ill for 11 days.

The deceased was born in Jackson township, Darke county, O., on April 15, 1866, the son of Peter M. and Mary (Howe) Coppess. He attended the Coppess school, was a member of the Ansonia Masonic lodge for 52 years and for 20 years was justice of the peace in Jackson township. He was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Coppess was united in marriage with Hannah Lacy, now deceased, on April 26, 1937

Surviving are seven children, Pierce V. Coppess, of Bradford, O.; Mrs. Lena Ruth Anderson and Mrs. Clara Morgan, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Walter (Opal) Evans, Union City; John L. Coppess, Greenville, O.; Wibur M. Coppess, Ansonia, route 1, and Pvt. Walter F. Coppess, Camp Haan, Calif.

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

Friends may call to view the remains at the Brooks funeral home in Union City after 7 p. m. Monday until shortly before the service.

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

Mrs. Effie M. Rue dies near Rossburg.

Mrs. Effie M. Rue, 59, wife of Jacob Rue, a well known York township, Darke county, farmer, died Friday at her residence, two miles northeast of Rossburg, following an illness of several years.' duration. Her condition had been critical for the past ten days.

Besides the husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Barnes, of New Weston rural route, Mrs. Walter Yount, Greenville, Mrs. G. H. Girton Columbus, and Mrs. H. L. Black, New Weston; twenty-five grandchildren; two brothers, David O. Hughes, Greenville and Charles Hughes, Ansonia, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Brewer, also of Greenville.

Pending word from three grandsons now serving in the national armed forces no funeral arrangements will be completed.

Friends may call at the residence to view the remains.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, state that Effie Margaret Rue was born March 10, 1883, the daughter of James Hughes and Margaret J. Rose (both b. in Darke Co., OH). Burial was made in the New Brock Cemetery (no date given).]

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

Short illness proves fatal to Mrs. Shafer.

Mrs. Eleanor Shafer, 86, widow of the late Warren Shafer, died Friday at her home in Beamsville after a short illness. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, near Greenville.

A sister, Mrs. Lola Boyer, of Greenville rural route 5, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) today at St. John's church with Rev. E. J. Katterhenrich officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

Curtis Mullen passes away.

A resident of Randolph county and the Union City community for the past 60 years, Curtis Mullen, 79, died Sunday at 7 a. m. at Winchester following a serious heart ailment of several weeks' duration. A farmer by occupation, he had retired ten years ago.

The deceased was born in Green county, O., on September 23, 1863.

Survivors are one son, Howard Mullen, 410 South Columbia street, Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Burke, Union City rural route 4; one stepson, Roy Brundage, Muncie; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Sallie Lyler, of Xenia, O., and one brother, Rufus Mullen, of Dayton, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. John A. Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Hoover cemetery, south of Union City.

Friends are invited to call at the Fraze funeral home to view the remains after noon Monday.

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

Mayme Washler is dead at 51.

Mayme Elizabeth Washler, 51, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 4:15 p. m. Sunday at her home west of New Lisbon in Jackson township. Death followed a lingering illness.

Mrs. Washler was born in Randolph county July 19, 1891, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kreider. She was a member of the New Lisbon church, the Ladies Aid and the Jackson Home Economics club.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home in Union City for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Tuesday at 10 a. m. Although the time of the last rites has not been set, they will be held at the New Lisbon church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz.

Surviving are the husband, Chester; four children, Lewis R. Washler, of Union City route 1, Sgt. James K. Washler of Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., Ted L. Washler at home and George Washler of Union City; two brothers, Ray Kreider of Union City and James Kreider of Union City route 1; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Burton of Union City and the mother, Mrs. Oscar Kreider.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday and burial followed in the New Lisbon Cemetery.}

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

Plan Saratoga services for Mrs. L. D. Davis

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Saratoga United Brethren church for Mrs. Lawrence D. Davis, who died Sunday at her late residence, 2134 Salem avenue, Dayton, O. The deceased is a sister of Mrs. Elmer Whitesel, of Union City.

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

Death claims Dora Branham.

Death claimed Miss Eudora (Dora) Branham, 80, Tuesday at 5:15 p. m. in Greenville, O., where she had been for the past nine days.

A resident of East Main street, Union City, the deceased was a well known seamstress in the community where she had spent most of her life. She had been in failing health for some time. She attended the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a half-brother, Kenneth Spencer, of Santa Maria, Cal.; a cousin, Mrs. Walter Anderson, of Union City, and a niece, Loretta O'Connor, of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Funeral arrangements, which will be under the direction of the Morris funeral service in Union City, have not been completed.

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

Will remove body of John A. Robinson to Union City home of daughter.

The body of John A. Robinson, 79, found dead Sunday at his home southeast of Spartanburg, will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester at 10:30 a. m. today to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest M. Dunn, in Union City.

At 7 a. m. Wednesday the funeral cortege will leave Union City for Commercial Point, Ohio, about 15 miles south of Columbus, where Mr. Robinson was former mayor and teacher. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church there at 1 p. m. (EWT) with burial in the Tarlton cemetery.

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

L. H. Noffsinger, 71, Union City native, dies in Toledo, O.

Word has been received here of the death on December 15 of Louis H. Noffsinger, 71, Union City native, at his late residence, 3133 Case street, Toledo, O. Death is said to have followed an illness of one and one-half years.

The deceased was a retired employe of the Toledo shipbuilding Co.

Surviving are the widow, Ella; two brothers, M. A. Moffsinger, of Touehet, Wash, and W. A. Noffsinger, Crystal, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Hayes, Forest Hill, Mich., and Mrs. I. H. Stewart, of Union City.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 18, at the residence at 9:30 a. m. and at 10 a. m. in the Ironville Methodist church. Burial was in the Grover Hill, O. cemetery.

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

Agnes Dransfield, 77, dies in hospital; rites on Wednesday.

Mrs. B. Agnes Dransfield, 77, died at 8:45 p. m. Monday at the Randolph County hospital after a lingering illness. She had been a hospital patient for ten days.

A resident of the Spartanburg community, there are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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

Mrs. Flora Tritt claimed by death.

A heart condition caused the death about midnight Monday of Mrs. Flora Elizabeth Tritt, 82, following a serious illness of seven weeks and a period of failing health extending over the past two years. Death occurred at her late residence, 221 North Plum street, Union City.

Mrs. Tritt was born near Edinburg, Ind., on November 4, 1860, the daughter of Israel and Mariam (Olmstead) Snyder. She attended the schools in that vicinity and in October, 1879, was united in marriage with Edward C. Tritt in Colburn. Mr. Tritt, deceased since 1911, was for many years employed at the Union City Carriage factory. Mrs. Tritt had resided in Union City for the past 63 years, moving to the community from Colburn.

The deceased was a member of the Union City Methodist church and for several years was president of the Ladies Aid society of the church. She was a member of the Research club and a former member of the L. G. E.

Surviving are two sons, Albert R. Tritt, of Edinburg, and Charles W. Tritt, of Union City; one sister, Mrs. John Weidner, of Spencerville; three grandchildren, Edward Tritt, of East Chicago; Charles Tritt, Jr., of Patterson Field, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Mariam Alexander, of Cleveland Heights, O., and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of 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.

The body will remain at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 30, 1942>

Detling last rites in Ansonia today.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today in the Ansonia Christian church for Charles E. Detling, 78, retired farmer, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Albert Fanchler, in Ansonia.

A native and lifelong resident of Darke county, Mr. Detling was a charter member of the Brown township grange. Surviving are one daughter; two sons, Clement, of Ansonia route 1, and Walter, of Dayton; two grandchildren, and a brother, John C. Detling, Ansonia rural route. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville state that he was born Sept. 28, 1864 in Madison, IN, the son of Jacob Detling (b. Germany) and Elizabeth Peters (b. France) His spouse was Mary Elizabeth Grant who died in Jan. 1942.]

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