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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 4, 1943

Longfellow rites will be held today.

Funeral services for Russell E. Longfellow, 52, will be held today at 2:30 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Mr. Longfellow, a farmer, died from the effects of a shotgun wound Friday afternoon. Sheriff Kora E. Davis, who made an investigation in the absence of Dr. Lowell Painter, county coroner, said Longfellow had committed suicide. The body was found in the barn on the farm he had recently sold, two and a half miles northeast of Lynn.

The sheriff was informed that Longfellow had been brooding ever since selling the farm, which he and his wife had not yet vacated.

Longfellow, who was well known, is survived by the widow, Mae; two daughters, Mrs. Genieve Van Camp, New Orleans, and Miss Faye D. Longfellow, of Indianapolis; a brother, George of near Union City; and a sister, Miss Martha Longfellow, near Winchester.

Friends may call at the home three [?] and one-half miles northeast of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 4, 1943

Frances Bickel dies in Columbus.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances F. Bickel, a former resident of the Union City community who died Saturday evening at the home of a daughter, Miss Bertha Bickel in Columbus, O., will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p. m. (CWT) in the chapel of the Brooks funeral home, North Union street, Union City.

Complete details of her death were not immediately available. The remains will arrive in Union City from Columbus on the 10:06 a. m. train Tuesday and will be removed to the funeral home. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Among survivors are the husband, Ira Bickel, south of Union City, and the daughter Bertha in Columbus

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 4, 1943

Death claims "Aunt Lizzie" Jordan, 96.

Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Jordan, 96, a life resident of Randolph county, were held Sunday at the Arba church. Miss Jordan died at her home near Crete Friday. She would have been 97 in May.

Miss Jordan was widely known and was affectionately called "Aunt Lizzie" by her many friends.

A devout member of the Society of Friends, Miss Jordan for many years took an active part in church work and rarely missed attending sessions of the Indiana Yearly meeting in Richmond.

She was a girl of 15 years when the Civil War started and she lived to see her country engage in three other conflicts.

"Aunt Lizzie" was greatly concerned over the present war and read about and discussed its developments constantly. On her table was found a recent letter from the editor of a periodical answering her questions concerning the war. At one time Miss Jordan was a frequent contributor to the newspapers including The American Friend, The Penn Weekly, and other publications.

"Aunt Lizzie" obtained her early education in the school held in the old log meeting house at Arba, and she was the oldest member of the Arba church. She also was one of the oldest members of the Indiana Yearly meeting. As a girl she went to and from school on horseback.

During the recent Christmas season "Aunt Lizzie" received greetings from all parts of the United States.

Miss Jordan's ambition to become a teacher was thwarted by failing health when she was about ?? years old. She then resumed horseback riding and she attributed that exercise to her recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 4, 1943

Richardson funeral held at New Weston

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the New Weston church for Ephraim Richardson, 92, a former resident of the neighboring town, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Blakeley, at Cement City, Mich. Interment was made in the mausoleum at Ansonia cemetery.

A Darke county native, Mr. Richardson had lived with the daughter in Michigan for the last ten years.

He leaves three other children, Mrs. Pearlie Hinchly, of Ludlow Falls; Osco Richardson, also of Cement City, Mich., and Melville of Osborn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 5, 1943

Funeral for child Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Pilgrim Holiness church east of Lightsville for Mary Lou, 21 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dixon of the Lightsville community. The child died Sunday after an illness of four days.

Surviving are the parents, nine brothers and sisters. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate at the last rites. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 5, 1943

Death claims Joseph Rhule, farmer, age 86.

Joseph Elias Rhule, 86, retired farmer, died early yesterday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laura Matchett, near New Lisbon. He had been ill two weeks and seriously ill for two days following a paralytic stroke.

Mr. Rhule was born in Pennsylvania March 7, 1856, son of Joseph and Lucy Ann (Nunemaker) Rhule and had lived in the New Pittsburg and New Lisbon community for 80 years. He was married to Rachael M. Thomas, deceased.

Surviving, other than the daughter with whom he lived, are one son, Grover C. Rhule of Topeka, Kan.; a half-brother, George Robenstine of Ridgeville, ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Praise Chapel at New Pittsburg in charge of Rev. John A. Watson. Burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery. The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the home of the daughter on Union City route 1 today at 10 a. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 7, 1943

William Welch dead at Gilman, Wisconsin.

Charles Stocksdale, residing north of Union City, has received word from his sister, Mrs. Tena Welch, of Gilman, Wisconsin, stating that her husband, William Welch, died at his late residence on December 23. Funeral services and burial were conducted at Gilman on December 25. He will be remembered by many in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Welch moved from this vicinity 27 years ago, and since have lived in and near Gilman. Surviving besides the widow, Tena, are four sons, James, Russel, Kenneth and Charles, and three grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 7, 1943

Schroder rites Friday in St. John's church.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the St. John's Lutheran church, near Greenville, for Mrs. Cora Louise Schroder, who died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Helena Minneman, in Dayton.

Rev. E. J. Katterhenrich will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Besides the daughter, she leaves three grandchildren; one brother, Henry Hoffman, who lives in California; a half-brother, Charles Rose, of Ansonia, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Fred Rismiller, Greenville; Mrs. Lewis Rismiller, Versailles, and Mrs. Fred Kester, Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 11, 1943

Plan Robison funeral today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Warren L. Robison, 68, who died Saturday morning at the home of a half-brother, Carl Wright, 713 East Elm street, Union City, where he had been making his home since May.

The deceased had been in poor health for the past year and bedfast since May.

Mr. Robison was born in Paulding county, Ohio, September 26, 1874, the son of Thomas and Clementine (Clevenger) Robison. He attended the Richwood, O., schools. He was a former member of the I. O. O. F. order and a farmer by occupation, residing for a time in the Elroy community in Darke county. He had been in Union City since May, 1942, after spending several years in South Dakota. He was united in marriage with Leona E. Allman, now deceased in Monticello, Ind., October 20, 1917.

Surviving besides the half-brother, Mr. Wright; are one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Amerine of North Lewisburg, O., one son, Merle Robison, United States army air corps; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Kreider, Union City; one half-sister, Mrs. Anna Martin, Ft. Wayne; and another half-brother, John Wright, Union City rural route 5.

Rev. D. G. Berkebile will officiate, and burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 13, 1943

Ida A. Doty, 79, dies in hospital.

Ida A. Doty, 79, a resident of Saratoga, died yesterday morning at the Randolph County hospital. She had lived with a brother, Pierre Warren, at Saratoga since the death of her husband Nathan Doty, in 1931.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Doty is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Powers of Saratoga and Mrs. Ben Garringer and Mrs. Robert Steed of Portland, and two brothers, Pierre Warren of Saratoga and O. A. Warren of Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church in charge of Rev. Henry Miller. The body will be taken to the Warren residence from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester today at 4 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 13, 1943

Martha Parker, 80, passes away.

Mrs. Martha A. Parker, 80, died at her home three miles south of Farmland at 12:50 p. m. yesterday, death following an illness of one week. A native of Randolph county, she had lived on the farm where she died for the last 48 years.

Surviving are the husband, L. M. Parker; two sons, H. A. Parker of Union City and Orville J. Parker of Farmland; one daughter, Mrs. Murray Johnson of Kokomo, and one sister, Louisa Morris of Farmland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. at the Maxville church in charge of Revs. George Addington and Mildred Allen. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence this afternoon from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 14, 1943

Retired Union City druggist, Elmer White, succumbs.

Elmer E. White, 81, retired druggist and former mayor of Union City, O., was found dead in his bed at his late residence, 325 South State Line street, Union City, Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health for seven years.

A native of Randolph county and lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was a member of the United Brethren church. Mr. White owned and operated the White drug store for a number of years before selling out to W. H. Tibbetts. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred White.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Clyde James, of Logansport; Walter P. White, of Butler, Pa.; May White, Charles White and Mildred White, all at home; two brothers, Anderson White, of California, and Perry White, Union City, and three grandchildren, Richard James, U. S. Army, Baltimore, Md.; James White, U. S. Army, Camp White, Ore., and Mrs. Don Smith, Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. L. G. Ludwick, former Union City United Brethren church pastor, now of Mt. Ary, O., officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 14, 1943

Albert Bussear, 16, passes away.

Albert Bussear, 16, died after a lingering illness early Wednesday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bussear, three and one-half miles southeast of Lynn

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Irene Kelley of Carlos, Mrs. Wannita Thornton of Richmond, Mrs. Naomi Bone of Winchester and Miss Maxine Bussear at home; four brothers, Raymond of Parker, Lanson of Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio, Charles, Jr. of Romney and Max of Camp Maxey, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Hopewell church south of Lynn in charge of Rev. Noble Green. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City. Friends may call at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn until 1 p. m. Friday, after which the body will be returned to the home of the parents.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 15, 1943

Death claims Marling White.

William Marling White, 39, native of Union City and for the past 12 years a drug store owner in Monticello, died Wednesday at 7 p. m. in the St. Elizabeth hospital in Lafeyette. He had been in poor health for more than a year, and in the hospital for a week prior to his death.

The deceased was graduated from the Union City West Side high school with the class of 1920 and the Purdue university college of pharmacy. He later worked at the Gross pharmacy in Winchester and the Tibbetts pharmacy in Union City before going to Indianapolis where he was employed as a chemist. He left Indianapolis to enter business in Monticello about 1930. He was a Mason, member of the Monticello board of education and attended the Methodist church in that city.

Surviving besides the widow, Mildred (Hill) White, are tow children, Robert and Janet, at home, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry White, Hickory street, Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a. m. at the residence, 426 West Washington street, Monticello, with Rev. Herman Dirke and Rev. Cox in charge. Following the service there, the cortege will leave for Union City, scheduled to arrive between 3:30 and 4:00 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home where other friends may join the procession which will proceed to the Union City cemetery where brief graveside services will be held before burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 15, 1943

Laura Thompson claimed by death.

Laura E. Thompson, 74, died at her home in Hollansburg, Ohio, about 7:30 o'clock last night, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the husband George, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Gander of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Leota Mann of Lynn, a half-sister, Mrs. Allie Chenoweth, also of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Hollansburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 16, 1943

Mrs. Taylor dies; rites at Saratoga.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Taylor, 85, will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. H. T. Miller in charge. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery. Mrs. Taylor, a life-long resident of Saratoga, died Thursday morning.

The body will be taken to the residence of a son, G. M. Taylor, Saratoga, today.

Survivors are the husband, James; three sons, Everett Taylor, Dayton, Ohio, Cleotus Taylor, Union City, and G. M. Taylor; one sister, Mrs. Orpha Barnes, Union City, and one brother, Cy Huling, Union City. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 16, 1943

Mother of Lynn man is dead in Muncie; funeral rites today.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 15. -- Mrs. Ida B. Macdonald, 73, widow of William W. Macdonald, of East Jackson street pike and Wilson Road, died at 1:35 o'clock yesterday morning at Ball hospital after an extended illness.

Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Garnet Macdonald and Mrs. Preston Shackelford, both of Muncie; two sons, Gleason Knight, of Danville, Ill., and Clarence Knight of Lynn; two step-daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Freeman of Hammond, and Mrs. Clarence Dorach of Lafayette; two stepsons, Widay Macdonald and Bert Macdonald, both of Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Dora Meade of Covington, Ky.; one brother, Lawrence Baker of Muncie; sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Mekes mortuary at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Beach Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 18, 1943

Funeral today for Union City native.

C. Howard Griffis, 65, manager of the Cherry hotel in Washington C. H., Ohio, for 43 years and owner of the hotel for the last 30 years, was found dead Friday from a heart attack. He was a native of Union City, son of the late W. C. Griffis and wife who lived on Howard street where the residence of Mrs. Claudia Fisher now stands. He was the brother of the late Captain James Russell Griffis, city attorney and commanding officer of the Indiana national guard unit stationed in Union City for several years. His mother, Mrs. Olive Griffis, lived in her home at 418 Pearl street, now the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder, until her death.

C. Howard Griffis was a well known sportsman and a director of the National Fox Hunters' association. He had served on various committees of the Ohio Hotel association. Surviving him are his widow and one son, John C., now in California. Funeral services will be conducted at the Klever funeral home in Washington C. H. today at 2 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 18, 1943

Floyd Hoover rites today at Praise Chapel.

Funeral services for Floyd C. Hoover, farmer living 10 miles southeast of Portland, who died Saturday at 6 a. m. at the Jay County hospital, will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at the Praise Chapel Church of God in charge of Rev. Eugene Rice, pastor. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery near Union City.

Mr. Hoover died following a major operation, being at the hospital two weeks. Son of Cornelius and Laura (Warren) Hoover of Union City, he moved to Jay county two years ago from Saratoga.

Surviving are the wife, Virgie Birum Hoover; two daughter, Joanna, 13, and Ruth Hannah, 5; one brother, Russell of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Smiley of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Sylvia Clapper of near Union City and Margaret Langston of Covington, Ohio. One sister is deceased.

The body was removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hoover was a member of the Praise Chapel church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 18, 1943

Prominent young people's worker dies; rites today.

Funeral services for Thelma (Wright) Crouch, 25, who died in an Indianapolis hospital Friday afternoon, will be conducted at the Bear Creek church, three miles west of Five Points, at 2 p. m. today in charge of Revs. Charles Hiatt of Knightstown, George Addington and Mildred Allen of Farmland. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour preceding the service.

Mrs. Crouch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wright of near Olive Branch was prominent among young people's organizations of Randolph county, being a past president of the Progressive Youth Organization and Young People's Christian Endeavor.

Surviving other than the parents, are the husband, Kenneth, two children, Ronald Dean and an infant son, and the grandparents, Mrs. Laura Wright of Ridgeville and Schuyler Williams of near Ridgeville.

Death occurred at Methodist hospital following major surgery. Mrs. Crouch was a birthright member of the Bear Creek church. The body was taken to the home of the parents Saturday night from the Painter mortuary at Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 20, 1943

Collett rites at Deerfield.

Funeral services for Lizzie Collett, 73, who died Monday at 6:30 p. m. at her home three miles northeast of Deerfield, will be held today at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. H. T. Miller. Burial will be Lawn Dale cemetery. Death followed a short illness.

Surviving are a son, Roy, two brothers, Elsworth Clifford of Deerfield and James Clifford of Xenia, Ohio, and a grandson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 20, 1943

Hillgrove native dies in Richmond.

Mrs. Fillmore Riggs, a native of Darke county, Ohio, near Hillgrove, died Monday afternoon at her home, 1414 South B street, Richmond, following a long illness. She left the Hillgrove community 47 years ago to make her home in Richmond.

She was a member of the Central Methodist church, Criterion club and before her illness was active in the church.

Mrs. Riggs is survived by the husband, Fillmore F., president of the Indiana Body company; two daughters, Mrs. Chellis Botts, of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Richard Tienan, near Richmond; two grandsons, Peter and Roderic Botts; three brothers, J. L. Longnecker, of Orlando, Fla.; Frederick B. Longnecker, of Greenville, and R. B. Longnecker of Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. John Weidman, of Walkerville, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Unser and Walterman funeral home, South Eleventh street, Richmond, with Rev. Mr. Fribley officiating. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 21, 1943

Frank Johnson dies near Lynn.

Frank M. Johnson, 51, died at home one and one-half miles northwest of Lynn, following a sudden illness in Richmond 12 days ago.

Surviving are the wife Nora; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Grubbs of Winchester and Mrs. Helen Jennings of near Lynn; one son, Maurice of Hollywood, Cal.; the father, Lincoln of near Lynn; three brothers, Charles of Winchester, Everett of Lynn and Cleo of near Lynn.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation. Last rites had not been completed last night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 21, 1943

David Edwin Bruss dies in hospital; was born Tuesday.

David Edwin Bruss, infant son of Edwin and Rita Spille Bruss, died at the Greenville hospital at 8:00 o'clock last night. The child was born Tuesday.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Spille of near Union City and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bruss of Greenville, and the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bruss and Mrs. Nancy Wilt of Greenville.

Graveside services will be held at the Spartanburg cemetery at 3 p. m. today in charge of Rev. Louck of Greenville. The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City for burial preparation.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 22, 1943

Elmer F. Walling, 48, dies in Cleveland after brain operation.

Word has been received here of the death of Elmer F. Walling, 48, former resident of Union City and for eight years an employe of the Union City Body company. Death occurred in the Cleveland, Ohio, clinic hospital.

Mr. Walling had been in failing health for the past year, but died as the result of a brain operation.

Surviving are the wife, May Money Walling, a native of near Winchester; a brother, Rev. R. A. Walling of Ridgeville; a niece, Miss Ruth Walling of Winchester, and five children. Miss Walling was in Cleveland at the time of her uncle's death. The deceased was a member of the Church of God.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 22, 1943

Retired railway clerk stricken in Union City office.

Carl C. Fahnestock, 63, a retired railway clerk, died suddenly at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon while visiting with a friend in the office of Dr. E. J. Dettman, Union City veterinarian. He lived at 353 Carter street.

Born at Buck's Corner, Ohio, on April 1, 1879, Mr. Fahnestock was married to Mary Dunkelberger in Union City on August 22, 1908. Two years prior to his service of 34 years as a railway clerk he was assistant postmaster at Union City.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. Last rites had not been completed last night.

Surviving, other than the wife, are three sons, James of Philadelphia, Pa., Joseph of Greenville and Stanley of Fort Benjamin Harrison; three sisters, Mrs. May Longnecker and Mrs. Clara Curts of Union City and Miss Ann Fahnestock of Richmond; and one brother George of Logansport.

The deceased attended the Union City West Side high school, the U. B. church and was a member of the Mutual Benefit association, a railroad brotherhood.

[Funeral services were conducted at 10 a. m. Monday at the chapel of the Fraze Funeral Home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 23, 1943

John Lesley dies Friday; rites Sunday.

John Marshall Lesley, 84, died Friday morning at the home of a son, Ralph Lesley, five miles southwest of Winchester, Friday morning following a long illness of paralysis.

The body was removed to the Summers Funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the home of his son, Ralph, at 10 a. m. Saturday after which time friends may call.

Funeral services will be at Mt. Zion church at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge, and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survivors are the son, Ralph, at whose home Mr. Lesley died; another son, Troy Lesley, Millington, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Hinshaw, New Paris, O.; a brother, Elisha Lesley, Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 25, 1943

Sweet funeral today; burial in Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Raymond Sweet, about 45, former resident of Union City, will be held at 10 a. m. today at the Piepho mortuary in Muncie. Mrs. Sweet died at 4 a. m. Friday in the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie.

Following the service in Muncie, the cortege will leave for Union City where graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p. m. before burial in the Union City cemetery

Before her marriage she was Acha Barefoot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barefoot. She left the Union City community about 13 years ago to make her residence in Muncie.

Surviving besides the husband, Raymond, are two brothers, Percy Barefoot, of Muncie, and John Barefoot, of Columbus, O.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Haber, of Dayton, and her mother Mrs. J. E. Barefoot, of Dayton.

In charge of the services will be Rev. Stephen Sewell, pastor of the Muncie United Baptist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 25, 1943

Miamisburg youth dies of shock and burns in fire at Dayton factory.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death of Donald Boyer, 21, of Miamisburg, Ohio, death occurring at 5 a. m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Dayton. He was a chemist assistant at the Monsanto research laboratories in Dayton and died of shock and burns suffered while extinguishing a fire of unknown origin in Union No. 2 at the plant.

Richard C. Camp, 29, a fellow employe also was burned, but is recovering. The fire, reportedly a small one, occurred Friday.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Boyer, of Miamisburg, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. a. Boyer of Union city. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Boyer of Union City and Mrs. Clint Cumrine of Trotwood, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m.. at the Miamisburg U. B. church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 25, 1943

Alice Hufford passes away.

Mrs. Alice Hufford, 85, widow of William Hufford, died at 11:20 a. m. Saturday at her late home, 216 East Oak street, Union City, following an illness of several months. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county and a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Etta Zion, of Anderson; Carl Hufford, Dallas, Texas; Warren Hufford, of Nashville, Ind.; Mrs. Minnie Kemper, of Ft. Wayne; William Hufford of Ansonia rural route; Mrs. Frank Early, Union City rural route, and Mrs. Granville Thomas, Greenville rural route; 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after noon Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 26, 1943

Former resident of Union City is dead.

Mrs. Lanora A. Woodbury, 83, died at 1 p. m. yesterday at her home in Columbus, Ohio, death following an illness of nine months.

She was born in Hollansburg, Ohio, on April 13, 1859 and was married to Cyrus Woodbury on May 13, 1881 in Union City and attended Union City schools. She was a member of the Christian church.

Mrs. Woodbury left Union City 50 years ago to make her home in Columbus, where she resided until her death.

Surviving are two daughters, Ethel and Bernice Woodbury, both of Columbus.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Brooks funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 26, 1943

Double funeral rites for two brothers to be Thursday afternoon.

Double funeral services for Raymond Charles, 13, and Robert Lee, 10, sons of Mrs. Margaret Fields of Winchester, who were drowned when they plunged through the ice on White river at the north edge of Winchester Sunday afternoon, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Nazarene church.

Rev. N. B. Herrell, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery

The bodies will be removed about noon today from the Summers mortuary to the residence 624 North Meridian street, Winchester. Friends may call after the noon hour.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 27, 1943

Milton Morris dies near Lynn.

Milton Morris, 73, prominent Randolph county farmer, died about 10:30 o'clock last night at his home northwest of Lynn, death following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the wife, Etta; two sons, Hobart and Keith of near Lynn; a brother, Ed of Lynn; a half-brother, Mont of Lynn; a half-sister, Mrs. Matilda Whiteford of Yates Center, Kan.; three grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the home of the son, Keith, after 6:30 p. m. today, to where the body will be taken from the Thomas funeral home. Last rites had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the New Liberty church in charge of Revs. Harvey Thornburg, Zelma Mills and J. J. Biesiegel. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 28, 1943

Death claims Lorin Chester Bartholomew.

Lorin Chester Bartholomew, 77, retired farmer and gardener, died suddenly about 11 p. m. Tuesday at his residence, 212 South First street, Union City, O., from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

The deceased was born in Rockville, Ind., on September 18, 1865, the son of Chester G. and Ann (Davidson) Bartholomew. He was a member of the Union City Christian church, and resided in the Union City community for the past seven years and nine months.

Surviving are one brother, Samuel Bartholomew, of Bloomington, Ind., and one sister, Lulu Bartholomew, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. in the chapel of the Brook funeral home, Union street, Union City. Burial will take place in the Tipton, Ind., cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 28, 1943

Elizabeth Keagy claimed by death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Keagy, 88, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at her home four miles west of Union City, death following a serious illness of eight weeks. She had been in failing health for several months.

Mrs. Keagy was born in Lancaster county, Pa., November 24, 1854, being married to John R. Keagy in Darke county October 24, 1871. Her husband has been dead several years. Mrs. Keagy came to the Union City community when six years old and attended Darke county schools.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. J. A. Watson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence from the mortuary at 1 p. m. Friday.

Surviving are five sons, John H., Russell C., Oscar A., and Leonard R., all of and near Union City, and Robert F., of Bellevue, Ohio; three daughters, Nora J. Ware of Union City, Effa A. Harshman of Winchester and Ida M. Ford of Farmland; one brother, A. L. Young of Union City; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 29, 1943

William Replogle claimed by death.

William Replogle, 72, of Ansonia rural route 1, died early Thursday at the Carper Rest Home, 450 E. Third street, Greenville, after a lingering illness. He had been removed to the rest home one week from the Wayne hospital in Greenville.

The deceased, a son of the late Jacob and Abby Jones Replogle, was born at Rose Hill and had spent his entire life in Darke county.

He leaves seven children, Avon Replogle, of Union City rural route; Mrs. Jesse Smith, Union City; James Replogle and Mrs. May Rhoades, Greenville; Lloyd Replogle and Mrs. Carl Runner, both of Ansonia rural route; and Don Replogle, Dayton; ten grandchildren; one brother, Jacob Replogle, and a sister, Sally Replogle, both of Union City. His wife, May, died in 1925.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call to view the remains at the funeral home after 1:30 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 1, 1943

Former Union City resident is dead in New Guinea action.

Word has been received in Union City by Mrs. J. J. Downing, 421 North Walnut street, of the death in action of Harold Hootman, former resident of Union City and son of the late and Mrs. A. M. Hootman.

According to information received from the war department he was killed while fighting with United States forces in New Guinea. He had been in the regular United States army for several years. His father, Rev. Hootman, served for a number of years as pastor of the Union City Christian church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 1, 1943

Death claims Jesse Yost; rites Tuesday.

Jesse Yost, 75, Ann street, Winchester, died suddenly at his home at 8 a. m. Sunday. He had been in failing health for some time but had not been confined to bed.

Mr. Yost was a life resident of Randolph county and was active in Republican politics here. He was county recorder for four years and later was court baliff for nine years under the late Judge A. L. Bales. He also served on the Indiana state clemency commission for four years during the administration of Governor Townsend.

Mr. Yost's death came just one week after two of his great grandchildren, Robert and Raymond Fields, were drowned in White river near Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and friends may call there after 6 p. m. today.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge and burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

Survivors are three sons, Ben and Luther Yost of Winchester and Russell Yost, now in Alaska with the army, and a half-sister, Mrs. India Potter, near Winchester. Ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 1, 1943

Schoenberger funeral today.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, for Mrs. James (Erma Mae Teegarden) Schoenberger, 52, of Detroit, native of Winchester and former resident of the Union City community. Rev. Raymond Harris, Winchester, will officiate.

Mrs. Schoenberger died Friday at 11 p. m. at her late residence in Detroit from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage sustained five days earlier.

She was a member of the Winchester Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.

Surviving besides the husband, James, are two daughters, Helen and Roberta, of Detroit, and her parents, who reside in Winchester.

The remains will arrive in Union City Monday morning and will be removed to the Fraze funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted in the Union City cemetery in charge of the Union City Eastern Star.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 1, 1943

Ansonia woman dies after long illness.

Mrs. Julia Leaf, 84, widow of the late Henry Leaf, died at 6:30 p. m. Thursday after a lingering illness. For several years she had made her home with a son, Eric, at Ansonia.

Immediate survivors include the one son; two grandchildren; a brother, Julius Floto, of Chicago, Ill., and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ring and Mrs. William Schroeder, both of Cleveland, and Mrs. Minnie Mertens, of Glendale, Cal.

Funeral services are to be held at the Fisher-Becker funeral home, Ansonia, at 2 p. m. (EWT) Sunday. The Rev. Richard Norris will officiate. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 2, 1943

Attack fatal to Eldon M. Collins

Eldon McClellan Collins, 56, died suddenly of a heart attack at 6 p. m. yesterday. He lived on Fort Recovery, Ohio, route three, one mile east of Buck's Corner.

Mr. Collins was born in Portland December 29, 1886, the son of Thomas and Eliza (Lewis) Collins and had lived in the community where he died for 12 years. He had been seriously ill for four days.

Surviving are the wife, Agnes; eight children, Edward, Charles, Paul and John, all of Muncie; Gerald, Joseph and Marcelline at home; and Robert, with the U. S. army overseas; five brothers and sisters, Harve Collins of near Muncie, Frank, Cary, Pear, Leo, Mervin and Mrs. Scott Hole, all of Muncie, and Mrs. Lew Wehrly of Parker.

The body was taken to the May and Riffle funeral home at Fort Recovery. Rites had not been completed last night.

[Short funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the residence. The body was then removed to the residence of a sister, Mrs. Scott Hole, 3009 South Madison street, Muncie. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at the Walnut street Baptist church in Muncie. Burial was made in Beech Grove cemetery at Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 2, 1943

Woman, age 75, claimed by death.

Mrs. William Holdeman, 75, died at 1:30 p. m. yesterday at the home of a son, Lester, four miles southwest of Union City. A native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, she had been critically ill for 14 weeks.

Mrs. Holdeman was born January 26, 1868, the daughter of Otis and Catherine Coats. Her husband, William, died eight years ago. She was a member of the Harrisville church and the Ladies Aid society.

Surviving, other than the son at whose home she died, are two sisters, Mrs. Flora Mader of near Saratoga and Mrs. Ethel Burkett of Union City; three brothers, Walter Coats of Winchester, Ralph Coats of Muncie and Ed Coats of west of Union City; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Alva Weimer funeral Thursday afternoon at Winchester church.

Funeral services for Alva O. Weimer, 51, sorghum mill owner who died early Tuesday morning at the Randolph County hospital, will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Roy Beachler assisted by Rev. N. B. Herrell. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body last evening was removed from the Summers mortuary to the home, three miles northwest of Winchester, where friends may call after 10 a. m. today.

Surviving are the wife, Blanche; one son, Wilbur at home; three daughters, Thelma, June and Betty at home; the parents Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Weimer of Lynn; six brothers, Howard of Lynn, Elmer of Marion, Ohio, Carl of Livermore, Cal., Herman of Union City and Merle of Williamsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Favorite of Fountain City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Silas Harding dies at Redkey.

Redkey, Ind., Feb. 2. --- Silas M. Harding, 93, died at 3:45 a. m. today at the home of a grandson, Harry Harding, here, where he had been for the last ten weeks during his illness. Death was due to infirmities of age.

Mr. Harding was born December 7, 1850 in Ohio. A retired merchant and policeman, he had been a resident of Redkey for about 50 years. On March 31, 1874 he was married to Laura Isabelle Klinger who preceded him in death August 17, 1938.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Harry Baker of Seattle, Wash., and Coy I. Harding of Logansport; one brother, John Harding of Fountain City; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body will be returned from the Williamson funeral home at Portland to the deceased's own home, 213 East High street, Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) Thursday at the Palestine, Ohio, church. The funeral cortege will leave the residence here at 12 noon for Palestine.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Hangen funeral today at Pittsburg church.

Edward F. Hangen, 64 year old Darke county farmer, died at 12:10 a. m. Monday at his home, one mile south of Painter Creek, after an illness of two weeks duration.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Dora; one son, Roscoe, who serves in the army at Camp Sibert, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Netsley, of Arcanum route 3; three grandchildren; two brothers, Roy, of Arcanum and Chalmer (Bert) Hangen, of Indianapolis and one sister, Mrs. Albert Baker, of Potsdam.

Funeral services are to be held at the Pittsburg Lutheran church at 2 p. m. with Rev. William Fritz officiating. Burial will be in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 3, 1943

Died --- Mrs. James Bailey, Union City, attended the funeral services held Tuesday for her aunt, Mrs. Sally Elizabeth Harter, 67, at the late residence, on Lilac avenue, Dayton. Mrs. Harter died Saturday at the St. Elizabeth hospital. Burial was in the Nashville cemetery, in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 4, 1943

Failing health proves fatal.

Margaret C. Griffis, 73, died at 3:45 p. m. yesterday at her home northeast of Lynn. She had been in failing health for several months.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn for burial preparation. Last rites had not been completed last night.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Jones of Lynn and Mrs. Caroline Vaupel of Winchester; two sons, Everett of Dearborn, Mich., and Hubert of New Castle; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Potts of Marshall, Mich., 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

[Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. on Saturday at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of Rev. K. Edward Maynard. Burial was made in the Spartanburg Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 4, 1943

Clark Burner death sudden in Greenville.

Clark Burner, 53, for the last ten years an employe of the Cities Service Oil company, Greenville, died very suddenly at 3 a. m. Tuesday at his residence, 216 Harrison avenue, from the effects of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Nell; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Kester, Ansonia; Mrs. Virginia Jessup, Cincinnati, and Jean Burner at home; one brother, Dolan Burner, of Cumberland, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Claude Kibler, Elkton, Md.

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

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Branson Clark Burner was born Nov. 22, 1889 in Luray, Va., the son of Samuel Burner and Elizabeth Rickard (both b. VA). Fraternal affiliations were the Moose Lodge and Doherty Oil Mens Fraternity.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 5, 1943

Services held for Short infant.

Double funeral services were conducted Thursday in Union City for Terry Allen Short, 28 day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Short, of Gary, and formerly of Union City. The infant is said to have developed pneumonia while enroute with his parents from Gary to Union City, death occurring Wednesday evening at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Short, Union City.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of Mrs. Howard Mills, maternal grandmother, 357 North Walnut street, East Side, where short services were conducted at 1:30 p. m. Thursday, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. At 2 p. m. another service was conducted in the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City, with Rev. A. M. Knoff officiating. Burial was in the Union City cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents, Cloyd and Lois (Mills) Short, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Short; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Howard Mills; great grandmothers, Mrs. Fannie Marquis and Mrs. Mollie Stone, all of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 5, 1943

Maloy funeral to be Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Free Methodist church for Mrs. Pearl May Maloy, 63, wife of George W. Maloy, who died Wednesday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Clara Larison, East Main street, Union City.

Rev. George W. Wiegand, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Maloy resided at the corner of Main and Division streets in Union City. In failing health for several years, Mrs. Maloy had been seriously ill for the past two weeks following surgery in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

She was born in Jay county on September 12, 1880, the daughter of Archibald and Mary (Eley) Davis, and was united in marriage with George W. Maloy on August 25, 1898, in Union City, where she resided most of her life. She was a member of the Free Methodist church.

Surviving besides the husband, George, are one daughter, Mrs. Lilly Green, of Union City; five sisters and four brothers.

The body will be returned Friday at 10 a. m. from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of the sister, Mrs. Larison, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 5, 1943

Lewis Anderson rites Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services for Lewis Anderson, 73, who died Wednesday night at his home four miles south of Winchester on state road 27, will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body will remain in the mortuary where friends may call after noon today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 6, 1943

Pneumonia fatal to Union City woman.

Mrs. Cyrus M. Thompson, a lifelong resident of Union City, died Friday afternoon from pneumonia following a brief illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Baumann, in Detroit, Mich. The deceased, widow of Cyrus Thompson, former superintendent of the Union City East Side schools and associated for many years with what is now the Permanent Savings and Loan association, had been visiting for the past few months with her daughter. Before going to Detroit, she had been making her home with her cousin, Mrs. C. C. Fisher, 526 North Howard street, Union City.

Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van Nuys. In Union City she was a member of the Married G. G. G. society.

The remains will be returned to Union City Sunday, where they will be taken to the C. C. Fisher residence, where friends may call after 7 p. m. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Monday, with definite arrangements pending the arrival of the daughter in Union City.

[Funeral services were conducted at the Fisher residence on Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church in charge. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 8, 1943

Arla L. Small rites Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Deerfield church.

Funeral services for Arla L. Small, 43, former resident of the Ridgeville community, who died in Detroit, Mich. Friday, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. H. T. Miller. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

After funeral services in Detroit at 3 p. m. Sunday, the body was to be brought to the Thomas mortuary at Lynn where it will remain until 11 a. m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the Deerfield church one hour before the last rites.

Mr. Small had been a school teacher in Detroit for several years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 9, 1943

William Weimer, 42, dies in west.

William Roy Weimer, 42, died at his home in Camerillo, Cal., Monday morning.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon W. Weimer of Saratoga, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Robertson of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. Flora Sullivan of Las Vegas, N. M. and Mrs. Elmer E. VanDevanter of Chicago.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 17th at the Saratoga U. B. church in charge of Revs. Roy Beachler and D. D. Hancock. Burial was made in the Saratoga Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 9, 1943

Coletown resident dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Forest Judy Rank, 32, wife of W. E. Rank, of Coletown, died at 9:30 a. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville. She had been critically ill only one week.

Besides the husband, she leaves three young children, a son, W. E. Rank, Jr., and two daughters, Pauline and Betty Jean, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Nora Judy; two brothers and four sisters.

The brothers and sisters are Omer Judy, Mrs. Leonard Reisor, Mrs. Glen Rippetoe, Mrs. Fern Mong and Mrs. Ralph Hushour, all of Greenville, and Elmer Judy of Bedford, Ind.

The body has been removed to the Zechar funeral home but no burial arrangements have been completed.

[Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the funeral home and at 2:00 p. m. at the Coletown Christian church. Rev. Frank Thomas officiated. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 10, 1943

Maloon funeral to be Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Union City United Brethren church for William F. (Frank) Maloon, 53, who died Monday evening from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill only two weeks.

Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the church, will be in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The deceased, a native of Union City, resided at 1402 West Pearl street. He was the son of William and Mary A. (Taylor) Maloon, attended the Union City East Side schools and was a member of the C. I. O. Mr. Maloon had been employed for 14 years by the Big Four railway prior to the last seven years during which time he had worked at the Union City Body company. He was united in marriage with Madge Wisener in 1939 in Union City.

Surviving besides the widow are five children, William F. Maloon, Jr., and Miss Cora Maloon, at home; Mrs. Eloise Eastgate, Mrs. Margaret Hahn and Miss Vera Maloon, all of Sidney, O.; two brothers, Grover, of Kendallville, and Calvin, of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Anderson Miller, of Portland rural route, and Mrs. Cora Miller, of Harpster, O., and two grandchildren.

The body was removed Tuesday evening from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence on West Pearl street where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 11, 1943

Union City born educator is dead.

Word has been received in Union City of the Death on February 3 in the James Brown hospital, Providence, R. I., of Dr. Earle Raymond Hedrick, 67, native of Union City and former vice-president of the University of California. Since last October he had been a member of the staff of the Brown University Graduate school in advanced instruction and research.

He leaves a wife, three sons and five daughters.

He was born in Union City, Ind., and began his teaching career at the Sheffield Scientific school, Yale university, in 1901. From 1903 to 1924 he was professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri and in 1924 went to the University of California, where he remained until he went to Brown last October.

During World War I he served as director of mathematics to the army Educational Corps in the American Expeditionary Force. He held many degrees. In 1916 he was president of the American Mathematics Association of America.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 11, 1943

Hal Richards death occurs in Cleveland.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Tuesday of Hal Richards, 58, former resident of Union City, at his late residence in Cleveland.

Mr. Richards, a paint salesman, left the Union City community about twenty-five years ago. The widow, Rose, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday in Cleveland. Burial will be in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 12, 1943

Rites planned for Mrs. Smith.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. today at the Perry funeral home in Parker for Mrs. Iona Smith who died Wednesday night following a short illness. Rev. Ruby Oren will be in charge and burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey.

Survivors in addition to the husband are one sister, Mrs. Maude Saffer, Albany; two brothers, Wilbur Manor, Pennsville, and Mont Manor, Union City; and a foster brother, George Van Osdale, Redkey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 13, 1943

Cole funeral services at residence today.

Mrs. Elva Cole, 79, mother of Same Cole, manager of the Gallaher drug store, Greenville, died at 10:45 p. m. Wednesday at her farm residence, one and one-half miles north of Coletown on the Greenville-Union City road, after a lingering illness.

Also surviving are her husband, John R. Cole; another son, Chester, of Dayton; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Brewer, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Estella Marich and Mrs. Carrie Bryson, both of Camden, and Miss Dorothy Cole, at home; two grandchildren; three brothers, Thatcher Lewis, of Lebanon; James Lewis, Dayton, and John Lewis, of Greenville rural route; two half-brothers, Elbert Lewis, of Lebanon, and Benjamin Lewis, Dayton, and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Drake, Mrs. Mollie Pence and Mrs. Vennie Sheets, all of Lebanon.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Cole residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 15, 1943

Armstrong infant graveside services at Frenchtown today.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at Frenchtown, O., this afternoon for the four-days-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Armstrong, 306 South State Line street, Union City. The infant died Sunday afternoon in Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong have resided in Union City for the past four months, moving from North Star, O.

Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Richard James Armstrong, and one sister, Virginia.

The remains will be removed from the Brooks Funeral home to the residence this morning. The cortege will leave the residence for Frenchtown about 1 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 18, 1943

Mrs. Barbara Knoll, sister of local man, dies in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Barbara A. Knoll, 81, widow of John Knoll, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roll Mangas, in Indianapolis, where she had made her home for several years. Mrs. Knoll was born the daughter of Jacob and Susan Heckman, north of Union City in September, 1861. She had been in ill health for a number of years prior to her death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mangas, of Indianapolis; Mrs. E. A. Campbell, of near Union City, and Miss Techla M. Knoll of Bismark, N. D.; four brothers, Henry (Harry) Heckman and Adam Heckman of Sulphur Springs, Ark.; Harve, of Union City, and Dan, of Ottumwa, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Sara Jane Landis, of Detroit, Mich., and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Irving chapel in Indianapolis Friday at 3 p. m. Burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 19, 1943

Dora B. Byrd, 76, dies in Ohio.

Mrs. Dora B. Byrd, 76, widow of Jepeth Byrd, died Wednesday at 11:40 p. m. at the home of a son, Clark Byrd, in Knollwood, O. Mrs. Byrd is known in the Union City community as she had been accustomed to making her home during the summer months with a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Puterbaugh, Walnut street, East Side.

The deceased was born in Darke county on September 28, 1866, the daughter of James and Rachel McFarland. She was united in marriage with Jepeth Byrd, now deceased on April 14, 1884. She was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving besides the son, Clark, and daughter, Mrs. Puterbaugh, is another son, George Byrd, of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday in the Dawn, O., church, with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

The remains will be taken Friday from the Brooks funeral home to the Clark Byrd residence in Knollwood, and returned from there to the Puterbaugh residence in Union City Saturday evening where friends in the community may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 23, 1943

Death claims Mrs. Roy Anders.

Mrs. Roy Anders, 65, 802 West Pearl street, Union City, died at 1:20 a. m. Monday in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered six days earlier.

A native of Randolph county, the deceased was born on October 14, 1877, Ellen Viola Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Simmons. She attended the Lisbon school and was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband, Roy, are one son, Paul Anders, of Union City; one sisters, Mrs. Oda Girton; one brother, Rolla Simmons, both of Union City, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Christian church, with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City, to the residence on West Pearl street where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 23, 1943

Siegler rites this afternoon.

Funeral services for Charles D. Siegler, 55, who died suddenly Sunday at 5 p. m. at his home in Ridgeville, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ridgeville Evangelical church in charge of Rev. William Harrington. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

The body was returned to the residence from the Painter funeral home yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Siegler, in the grocery and restaurant business in Ridgeville since 1921, died of a heart ailment and complications. He had been returned to his home Saturday from the Union City hospital and was reported improved. Prior to his Ridgeville business he had been a railroad expressman and mail clerk. He was a Mason and a member of the Moose lodge at Muncie.

Surviving are the wife, Irene, one son, Charles Arvin, and one daughter, Joyce Ann, and one step-daughter, Betty Esther Segraves, all at home, one sister, Dollie Siegler and an aunt, Mary Shafer of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 24, 1943

Mrs. J. Stewart dies suddenly.

Mrs. James E. Stewart died suddenly shortly before 10 p. m. Tuesday at her residence, 531 North Plum street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart have been associated in the operation of the Stewart drug store in Union City for a number of years, and are well known in the community. Mrs. Stewart had worked most of the day Tuesday in the store. Her death came as a distinct shock.

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

[Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the residence, 521 North Plum street. Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Christian church officiated. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart was born Alma Watts, daughter of Lewis N. and Harriett (Collier) Watts, on October 30, 1874, in Edinburg, Ind. She moved to the Union City community 33 years ago, and for many years, up to and including the day of her death was associated with her husband in operating the Stewart drug store in Union City.

Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Union City Christian church, was patroness for the Kappa Kappa sorority and until recently was a member of the Over The Teacup club.

Surviving besides the husband, James E., is one brother, George C. Watts, of Louisville, Ky.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 25, 1943

Virgil Wilson claimed by death.

A heart attack was fatal at 7:50 o'clock last night to Virgil Wilson, 48, at his home, 535 West Pearl street. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Christ and the CIO at the Body Works.

Surviving are the wife, Ella; two step-children, Robert and Patsy Goodman; and a sister, Hazel of Richmond. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. Services had not been completed last night.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 1 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 25, 1943

Abner Frazier, 91, dies after a short illness.

Abner Frazier, 91, native of Randolph county, died at his home in Wayne township last night at 9 o'clock after a serious heart illness of three days. He had been in fairly good health prior to that time.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rites had not been completed last night.

Mr. Frazier, a farmer and road grader, had been retired ten years.

The deceased was born October 24, 1851 in Wayne township and lived in the same community his entire lifetime. He was married to Isabel Bolton, who died five years ago, in September of 1873. Mr. Frazier attended the old No. 5 school, was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ and a former member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle.

Son of John W. and Sarah (Shockney) Frazier, he is survived by six children, Mrs. Nellie Kemp, Mrs. Ay Williamson and Don Frazier, all of Union City; Oscar and Ernest of Kankakee, Ill., and Clarence of Henry, Ill., 31 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the South Salem Church with Rev. J. A. Watson officiating. Burial was made in the Hoover Cemetery two miles south of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 26, 1943

Stroke claims Coletown woman.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Coletown Christian church for Mrs. Alice C. Folkerth, 83, who died Wednesday morning at the home of a son in Greenville.

The rites will be in charge of Rev. Frank Thomas. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Mrs. Folkerth, widow of Frank J. Folkerth, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio. For the past 35 years she had been a member of the Coletown church and a member of the Champion grange for the past 43 years.

Surviving are four sons, William E. of Dayton; Charles F. and Jesse R. both of Greenville, and Frank R., of Washington, D. C. Charles Folkerth formerly lived in Union City.

The body has been returned from the Zechar funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call.

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