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

Isenhour funeral in Greenville today.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today in the Grace Lutheran church, with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating, for Mrs. Mary Isenhour, 50, of 203 Short street, Greenville, who died Friday at the Wayne hospital in that city.

Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The deceased, a daughter of the late D. J. and Amanda McClure, was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county..

She leaves two sons, David, of Greenville, and Donald, who serves in the army at Camp Atterbury, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Huffman, Greenville, and Kathryn and Louise Isenhour, at home; three brothers, Ora, Harry M, and C. O. McClure, all of Greenville rural route five, and three sisters, Mrs. William Sebring, also of Greenville rural route five, Mrs. J. R. Craig, Hereford, Wyoming, and Mrs. O. K. Boring, of Delaware.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born March 22, 1892 in Darke Co., the daughter of David Jasper McClure and Amanda Heffner. She was divorced from Ray Isenhour.]

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

Shockney rites this afternoon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating, for Herman E. Shockney, 32, who died Friday night at the home of his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mikesell, 12 miles northeast of Union City in Darke county, Ohio. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Born the son of Frank and May (Niswander) Shockney in the South Salem community in Randolph county, he attended the Wayne township high school. Mr. Shockney had suffered from a heart condition most of his life and had been able to engage in only light farming as an occupation.

Surviving besides the mother and stepfather are the following brothers and sisters: Duane Shockney, of Union City; Jesse Shockney, of Muncie; Mrs. Claude Mikesell, Union City rural route five; Mrs. Kenneth Jessup, Union City; Lt. Max Mikesell, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., and Eugene Mikesell, at home.

The remains were removed from the Fraze funeral home Sunday to the residence where friends may call.

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

Modoc native dies in Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 1 p. m. Tuesday, with Rev. Denver Metzgar officiating, for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shell, 68, wife of J. F. Shell, who died Friday at her farm residence, southeast of Greenville. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery, near Modoc at 3 p. m. The casket will be opened at the cemetery.

Mrs. Shell was a native of Modoc and was a member of the United Brethren church.

Besides the husband she leaves one son, Ralph, of Castine; a daughter, Mrs. George Hulvey, of Stanford, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert Wine, of near Winchester; two half-brothers, Oscar Wine, Ridgeville and James Wine, Indianapolis; and three sisters, Mrs. Estella Isenbarger, Lafayette; Mrs. Cora Swaim, Economy, and Mrs. Bertha Conwell, Mooreland.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Feb. 2, 1877, the daughter of William Wine and Sarah Mills (all three born in Modoc). Her husband was named John Franklin Shell.]

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

Walter H. Hill dies suddenly.

Walter H. (Bob) Hill, 62, owner and manager of the Hill Agency in Union City, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home, 1224 West Pearl street, Union City, from the effects of a heart ailment. He had been ill three days.

Mr. Hill formerly had engaged in business in Indianapolis where he developed Vernon Acres as a real estate promotion on Thirty-Eighth street. Later he returned to Union City where he was in charge of the real estate and insurance department of the Union Trust company. He was a member of the Methodist church and a former Mason.

The deceased was born at Saratoga on January 9, 1881, the son of William and Caroline (Rinehart) Hill.

Surviving besides the widow, Florence, is his mother, Mrs. Caroline Stuck, of Greenville, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church, with Rev. Floyd Seelig officiating. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

The remains will be removed from the Fraze funeral home at 10 a. m. Monday to the residence where friends may call.

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

Ed Eisenman Dies Suddenly.

Charles Edward (Ed) Eisenman, 69, died suddenly of a heart attack at 3:15 yesterday at his home, 814 West Oak street.

He was born October 1, 1873 in Union City, son of John and Mary Kurtz Eisenman. Mr. Eisenman was a member of the Lutheran church and from 1911 to 1929 was agent at the local traction depot. Since that time had done electrical work.

Surviving are the wife, Eva; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Carmin of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Gerald Birum of Union City; one sister, Miss Tonia Eisenman of Union City; one brother, John of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. Last rites will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. in charge of Rev. H. A. Barth, place to be announced later. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

[A later notice of the funeral services at the residence gave the name as Eisenmann.]

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

Heart ailment proves fatal.

Death claimed Mrs. Myrtle Caron, 70, Monday at 6:15 a. m. at her residence, 424 West Division street, Union City, ending an illness of five weeks. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. She was the widow of Peter L. Caron who died 16 years ago.

Mrs. Caron was born in Darke county, Ohio on April 16, 1872, the daughter of Martin and Susan (Brubaker) Gard. She spent her entire life in the Union City community where she was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church and the Rosary society.

Surviving are three children, Eugene J. Caron, Greenville; Mrs. Don Thompson, Richmond, and Miss Mary Alene Caron, at home; one brother, Ora Gard, Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Mae O'Connor, Union City.

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

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence on West Division street where friends may call after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

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

Stidham rites to be Thursday.

Last rites for Mrs. Emma Stidham, former resident of the Lynn community, will be held at the Lynn Friends church of which she was a birthright member at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. Lowell Nicholson will be in charge and burial will be at the Goshen cemetery near Richmond.

Mrs. Stidham was the widow of the late Charles G. Stidham. She left Lynn about 15 years ago and died at Richmond after a two weeks' illness. Several nieces and nephews survive.

Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn after 2 p. m. today.

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

Former Ft. Recovery teacher passes away.

Mrs. Ida May Hadrick Frazier, a former teacher in the Ft. Recovery schools, died at the home of a step-daughter, near Marion, Indiana, Tuesday. She had been ill for several weeks. The body was returned to her home in Ft. Recovery Wednesday evening. Funeral service will be conducted at the Ft. Recovery Church of Christ, Friday at 1 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating.

Mrs. Frazier was well known in school circles and she was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.

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

William Keesling passes away at home of son.

William Roby Keesling, 71, a resident of the Spartanburg community, died at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday at the home of a son, Floyd, near Lynn.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge and burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the son near Lynn after 7 p. m. today.

Survivors are the widow, Myrtle, one daughter, Mrs. Llsie Morrison of Warren; four sons, Kenneth of Richmond, Floyd, Morris at home and Carroll of Spartanburg; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Dean, Eaton, Ohio, and Mrs. Eva Shue, Fredonia, Kan.; two brothers, Elmer, Fredonia, Kan., and Albert of Muncie; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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

Fredrick rites at Kokomo church today. - Prominent industrialist, native of Randolph and former physician.

Kokomo, Ind., March 4. -- John E. Fredrick, 77, long prominent in manufacturing and political circles in Indiana, died Wednesday in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since February 18. Mr. Fredrick's illness started with a cold and developed into a heart ailment which caused his death.

Mr. Fredrick came to Kokomo in 1896, first entering the manufacturing field when he established the Kokomo Fence Machine company. In 1899 the company was reorganized and expanded and became the Kokomo Steel and Wire company and Mr. Fredrick was made secretary and general manager.

In 1927 the Steel and Wire company was merged with an Ohio firm and became the Continental Steel corporation and Mr. Fredrick was named chairman of the board. Mr. Fredrick was president of the Indiana state Chamber of Commerce for twenty years. He was one of the organizers of the Indiana Manufacturers and Shippers association. He was active in Democratic circles and had been a candidate for governor of Indiana.

Mrs. Fredrick served as a member of the state tax commission in 1921. He was chairman of the board of the American Art Alloys Incorporation of Kokomo and was chairman of the board of the Union Bank and Trust company and president of the Federal Savings and Loan association.

Mr. Fredrick was born in Randolph county and was graduated from Heidelberg college and later from the Cincinnati medical school. He practiced medicine for four years at Ridgeville and came to Kokomo in 1896 to become active in industrial affairs. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination as United States senator in 1926.

In 1934, Mr. Fredrick served the governor's commission on unemployment relief, being named as chairman of the Howard county unemployment unit. He was a member of the Rotary club, Kokomo Country club and the Town club, and was affiliated with the Congregational church where he taught Sunday school twenty years.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bessie Kitselman Fredrick, and four children, Mrs. Watena Hughes, Mrs. Ruth Pennell, Mrs. F. M. Wilson and John P. Fredrick. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Congregational church.

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

David Ashley Houser dies in Indianapolis; funeral is Monday.

David Ashley, 11-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Houser, 733 Beeson drive, Winchester, died yesterday morning at Riley hospital in Indianapolis following a serious illness of three weeks.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the East street Christian church in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otho Ashley of Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. Ora Houser of Lynn, and several aunts and uncles. The body, taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation, will be returned to the residence at 4 p. m. today.

Mr. Houser is an employe of the Winchester Daily News and Journal-Herald.

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

Pheba Bertram rites today; Ansonia burial.

Mrs. Pheba J. Bertram, 70, wife of Marion Bertram, died Friday at Piqua Memorial hospital after an illness of several year's duration. She had lived in Piqua for the past 19 years.

The body has been removed to the Groves funeral home, Piqua. Services will be held at the First U. B. church, Piqua, at 2 p. m. today. Burial will be at Ansonia.

Surviving are the husband and one daughter, Mrs. John Hoffman, Piqua; a brother, Elmer Poling, who lives in Darke county, and five sisters, Mrs. John Ketchum, Greenville; Mrs. William Kershner, Dawn; Mrs. John Klossner, of near Anderson, Ind.; Mrs. Charles Oliver, Beamsville and Mrs. Robert Meeds, Piqua.

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

Former local woman succumbs in Dayton.

Relatives in this community have received word of the death Sunday morning in Dayton of Mrs. Fred Ward. Mr. and Mrs. Ward and their son, Frederick, formerly resided for a number of years on a farm north of Union City. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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

Neargarder funeral planned Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a. m. at Holy Family church, Frenchtown, for Louis Neargarder, 78, who died Sunday at 7:15 p. m. at the home of a son, Chelsie, six miles northwest of Versailles. He had been ill for an extended period.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; nine children; 42 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The remaining children are Pearl Mangas, Versailles route; Urscala Stuby, Union City; Leonard, of Dayton; Vera Brown, Piqua; Clarence, North Star; Nora Cluns, Burkettsville; Alice Bishop, Middletown, and Dorothy Kuntz, Dayton.

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

John Cromer, 50, dies at Portland.

John Cromer, 50, well known tobacco salesman, died yesterday at 12:15 p. m. at his home in Portland after an illness of five months. In the wholesale and retail cigar business since 1925, he and his brother, Omer, covered Randolph county n their territory.

Surviving are the wife, one daughter, one brother and two sisters, all of Portland. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Baird chapel, Portland.

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

David F. Hardman funeral Saturday.

Funeral services for David F. Hardman, 75, proprietor of the Band Box Cleaners in Winchester who died Wednesday night in the Randolph County hospital, will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester Saturday at 2 p. m. Rev. G. M. Payne will officiate, with burial being in the Brick church cemetery at Hagerstown.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert Buckingham of Indianapolis, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth, both formerly of Union City.

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

Mary Phillips, 68, Lynn native, dies in Richmond.

Richmond, Ind., Mar. 14. -- Mrs. Mary Adeline Phillips, 68, died Saturday evening at her home 800 South Tenth street. She was born in Lynn April 11, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Myers.

She is survived by the husband, Charles E. Phillips; two sons, Perry and William Gray, Richmond; three daughters, Mrs. Levi Burton, Ruth A. Clingenpeel, Mary Hopkins, all of Richmond; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Don Myers of Pontiac, Mich.; an uncle, Lou Myers of Lynn; a cousin, Frank Pierson of New Paris; and several nieces and nephews.

Short services will be held at the home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Cherry Grove church with burial in the church cemetery.

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

16-month-old baby is dead at Lynn; funeral is Tuesday.

Ronnie Lee McFarland, 10-month-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Lester McFarland died at the home of his parents in Lynn Saturday at 4:30 p. m.

Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Robert Lester and Roy Louis; two sisters, Mary Faith and Lena May, all at home; and the grandmother, Mrs. David Clear of Lynn.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Apostolic Gospel church with Rev. Raymond Hoekstra of Indianapolis officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Friends may call at the home of the parents to where the body was removed Sunday from the Thomas mortuary.

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

Father of Saratoga woman passes away at Nashville, Ohio.

Sylvester (Wes) Harter, 81, a retired blacksmith, died at 6:40 a. m. Saturday at his home in Nashville, Darke county, after a lingering illness.

A native of Liberty township, Darke county, he had resided for the last fifty years in the home where death occurred. He was a member of the Nashville U. B. church and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics at Palestine.

Surviving are his wife, Emma; three sons, Harry, of Nashville; Addison, of Greenville rural route 3, and Earl, of Palestine; four daughters, Mrs. C. C. Rush, Saratoga, Indiana; Mrs. John Brimley and Mrs. Leo Marker, both of Nashville, and Mrs. Warren McCabe, of New Madison rural route 1; twenty-eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

There are also two brothers, William Harter, of near Baker's store, and Elmer Harter, Greenville rural route and a sister Mrs. William Rolfe, Greenville rural route 4.

Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Nashville U. B. church with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Interment will be in the Nashville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Dec. 9, 1861 in Liberty Twp., the son of Josiah Harter and Rebecca Teaford (both b. in Butler Twp, Darke Co. OH.)]

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

Randolph native dies in Darke Co.; set service Tuesday.

Orla Clapp 70, died at 3 a. m. Saturday at his farm home, one and one-half miles northeast of Lightsville, following a short illness from a complication of diseases.

The deceased was a native of Randolph county, Ind.

He leaves a wife, Nora; one son, George, of Rossburg rural route; a daughter, Olive, at home, and a brother, Ara, who lives in Arizona.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until 1 p. m. today when it will be returned to the residence.

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

Union City relatives hear of nephew's death in Glendale plane crash.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death Friday near Glendale, Ohio, of Staff Sgt. Merle F. Robinson. Death occurred when the plane in which he was riding struck high tension wires while taking off from Grand Central Air terminal and crashed on a highway. One other flier was killed and two seriously injured.

Sgt. Robinson was the son of the late Warren L. Robinson who died in Union City in January. He also was the nephew of Carl Wright, Mrs. Pearl Kreider, John Wright and Mrs. O. R. Byrne, all of Union City. A sister, Mrs. Ethel Amerine, Lewisburg, O., is the only immediate survivor.

Born in South Dakota, Sgt. Robinson later lived with his father and sister in Arkansas, still later in Ft. Wayne and finally in Richwood, O., where he attended school. He enlisted in the United States army about three years ago following his graduation from high school. He entered the air corps and was a ground instructor at Chanute Field and later flew in Texas and Florida. He sustained a broken back in a crash about nine months ago and was hospitalized for several months, only returning to flying in January, at which time he re-enlisted upon the expiration of his term. The father, Warren Robison, moved to Union City to make his residence a little more than two years ago.

The remains will be returned to the home of the sister at Lewisburg where plans have been tentatively arranged for funeral services next Sunday. Burial will be in that community.

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

Pikeville war veteran dies at Dayton home.

William E. Johnson, 66-year-old Pikeville resident, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died Friday at the national military home in Dayton, after a year's illness. He was removed to the home several weeks ago.

Military funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:15 p. m. today with interment in the cemetery there.

Immediate survivors includes a wife, Ona; one won, John, and a daughter, Carolyn, both of Pikeville; two grandchildren; four sisters and one brother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 16, 1943

Edward Lee Arnold rites at 2 today.

Brief funeral services will be conducted today a 2 p. m. at the Fraze mortuary in Union City for Edward Lee Arnold, stillborn at 6:30 p. m. yesterday at the Union City hospital. He was the son of Lloyd E. and Judith (Horn) Arnold, 515 North Walnut street, Union City.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, Denny, at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Horn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 16, 1943

Death claims James B. Clark.

James B. Clark, 82, died at 11 a. m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Bales, west of Carlos.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bales, at whose home he died and Mrs. Sterlis Bertram of near Modoc; one son, Lester of Near Modoc; one brother, Steven Clark of Bartonia; a half-brother, John West of Palestine, Ohio; a half-sister, Mrs. Kate Stevens of Palestine; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Union Chapel church west of Carlos in charge of Rev. Arthur Fisher of Richmond. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a. m. today at the home of Mrs. Bales to where the body will be returned from the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 16, 1943

Randolph County native dies in Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Long, Ohio Community church for Mrs. Emma Jane Clemens, 84, native of Randolph county who died at her home there Sunday afternoon. Death followed a hip fracture about six weeks ago.

Surviving are a son, Ray Holland and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Clemens, both of Long, and a brother, John Goens, of New Paris, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Ellis I. Frame, 78, passes away.

Ellis Irvin Frame, 78, retired cement contractor, died at 4:25 p. m. yesterday at his home in Lynn, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the wife, Lydia; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Clark, Mrs. Basil Lane and Mrs. Ada Hill, all of Richmond; two sons, Clarence of Lynn and Hanley of Winchester; one brother, Frank of near Webster; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, with burial in New Liberty cemetery. Friends may call at the Mortuary until the hour of the last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Former Greenville Contractor is Dead.

Charles E. Haines, 63, former Greenville ditch contractor and for several years operator of the Wayne restaurant, Greenville, died Monday at his late home in Eldon, Iowa. According to word received in Greenville, death was sudden resulting from a heart attack.

The body will be returned to Greenville for burial, arriving Thursday morning. It will be removed to the Miller Funeral home where services are to be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Frank Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

{Miller Funeral Home records states that Charles Elmer Haines was born May 29, 1879 in Greenville, OH, the son of Harry Haines (b. in PA) and Pricilla ______. His wife was named Miriam Haines. The informant was Homer Haines of Eldon, Wapello Co., Iowa. Death was stated to have occurred on Sunday the 14th.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Former Union Citian dead at Bellefontaine.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Mrs. Nellie Ross, 66, at Bellefontaine, O. Mrs. Ross, who left the Union City community several years ago, will be remembered by older Union City residents as Miss Nellie McNeff, a resident of Market street, Union City, O. She is survived by a son and daughter.

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

Lucy Thornburg, 74, passes away.

Mrs. Lucy Thornburg, 74, died Wednesday at 7 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Shockney of near Winchester, Mrs. Lena Hart of near Union City and Mrs. Mayme Simmons of Parker; one son, Walter of near Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Esther H. Drake of Winchester and Mrs. J. J. Reichard of Salamonia; three brothers, John Heiss of West Lafayette, Cal Heiss of Winchester and Martin L. Heiss of Puerto Rico, and six grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Hart, this morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Jericho church in charge of Rev. A. Ray Nolan of Howe, assisted by Rev. G. H. Meyers. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

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

Arba resident dies in hospital.

Alonzo L. Sharp, 72, of Arba, died Wednesday morning at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. He was a former resident of the Huntsville community.

Surviving are the wife, Ara; seven daughters, Mrs. Hugh Chessman and Mrs. Byron Haynes of near Farmland, Mrs. Howard Johnson of Hagerstown, Mrs. George Cain of near Fountain City, Mrs. George Fettig of Elwood, Mrs. Rex Smithson of San Francisco, Cal., and Mrs. Denzil Defibaugh of near Lynn; one son, Raymond, of near Modoc; one sister, Mrs. Will Edwards of Modoc; one brother, Andy A. of Modoc; 33 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn and will be removed to the residence at Arba where friends may call after 4 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Buena Vista church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Elmer Mock will officiate.

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

Former Winchester pastor is dead.

Rev. Charles B. Lusk, former pastor of the Winchester Congregational-Christian church, died Tuesday at 4:15 p. m. at his home in Kimmel, Ind. For 12 years Mr. Lusk was pastor of Sparta Congregational-Christian church at Kimmel and before that was in Albany and Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 9 a. m. with Rev. Bertice Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tayor cemetery east of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Surviving are the widow and a son.

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

Beery funeral to be Saturday.

Joseph Beery, 73, well-known resident of Parker, died Monday in Phoenix, Ariz. He formerly lived with his sister, Mrs. W. E. Baker, in Parker.

Surviving are the sister, a brother, Rev. John E. Beery of Los Angeles, Cal.; four half-brothers, Charles and Ira Beery of California, Dave of Canada and Chansey of Louisville, Ky.; three half-sisters, Mrs. Meda Riegel of Union City, Mrs. Ella Snyder of Winchester, Ill., Mrs. Bessie Barhy of Greenville, Ohio, and the step-mother, Mrs. Mary Beery of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Perry mortuary in Parker, Rev. E. S. Landrey officiating. Burial will be at Elm Ridge cemetery, Muncie. The body will arrive in Muncie at 1 p. m. Friday and will be taken to the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 20, 1943

Ex-Treasurer of Darke County dies in hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Greenville Christian church for Foster C. Brewer, 46, former treasurer of Darke county who died Thursday evening in Wayne hospital of meningitis. Rev. W. L. Denlinger will officiate, assisted by Rev. Frank Thomas. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery with the American Legion in charge of graveside rites.

Mr. Brewer, a resident of Greenville, had been ill three weeks. An employe of Wright field, Dayton, he retired as treasurer in 1941 after serving two terms as county treasurer, one of two years and the other for four. Previously he had served 10 years as deputy in the treasurer's office. Mr. Brewer served 10 months overseas in World War I.

Surviving are the wife, Gladys; one daughter, Susan Kay, 2; one son, Phillip, eight months; the father, Phillip, of Greenville route 2; one brother, Lewis of Bedford route 1; four sisters, Mrs. Oscar Pease of Versailles route 2, Mrs. Alpha Brewer of Ansonia route 1, Mrs. Eugene Groos of Greenville route 5, and Miss Jennie Brewer of Greenville route 2.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Foster Christopher Brewer was born April 18, 1896 in Adams Twp., Darke Co., the son of Phillip Brewer and Flora Wogaman (both b. Darke Co.)]

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

Euphis J. Green dies in Bluffton at age of 69.

Euphis J. Green, 69, former resident of Union City, died at his home in Bluffton last night at 8:05 o'clock. He had been in failing health eight years and bedfast the last five months.

Until a year ago Mr. Green had lived in Union City and community most of his life, his last residence being 329 North Plum street. He was born near Bradford, Ohio, son of Ahijah and Nancy Jane (Beard) Green and was married on September 1, 1898 to Bessie D. Byrum, who survives.

Other survivors are four children, Byron A. of Los Angeles, Cal., Kenneth J. and Mrs. Leonard Garringer of Bluffton and R. Edwin of Marion; three sisters, Mrs. Abbie Harter of Union City, Mrs. Dora Parsons of Bartonia and Mrs. Margaret Cole of Anderson, and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Green was employed before his retirement several years ago at the Backstay Welt company in Union City. He was a member of the Methodist church.

The body will be removed from Bluffton to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City this afternoon where friends may call Wednesday evening and Thursday morning prior to the last rites which will be conducted at the Fraze chapel at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. A. C. Wischmeter of Markle will officiate, assisted by Rev. J. Floyd Seelig of Union City.

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

Services are held for George M. Wall.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ridgeville Methodist church, for George M. (Burley) Wall, 80, who died Saturday morning at his home in Ridgeville of complications incident to his advanced age. Mr. Wall was for several years a resident of Union City, where he was manager of the poultry department of the J. A. Long company. Of recent years he had made his home in Ridgeville. He had been in ill health for the past two years.

Mr. Wall is survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Glen, of Ridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hollowell, of Dayton; four brothers, Palmer J., of Parker, Ralph, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio; Fred, of Deerfield, and Charles, of Winchester, and three grandchildren, Betty Glyn Wall, of Honier, La., Capt. Emrick Hollowell, of the U. S. army, and Capt. Wade Hollowell, of the U. S. marine corps.

Rev. W. O. Power officiated at the funeral services. Burial was in the Deerfield cemetery.

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

Mrs. Harshman claimed by death.

Mrs. Lauretta Harshman, 61, died at 6:45 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Guy Ritchey, 511 North East street, Winchester, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Ritchey at whose home she died and Mrs. Electa Washler of Winchester; two sons, Kenneth of Mt. Zion, Ill., and J. C. of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Grace Whitesell of Union City; two brothers, William Snyder of Lynn and Charles Snyder of Clayton, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in the Saratoga I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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

Plan services today for Milton R. Fryman.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Greenville Church of the Brethren for Milton R. Fryman, 73, Greenville cabinet maker who died Tuesday at his residence. Rev. L. L. Wine and Rev. Glen Moyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Mote cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Lavina; four daughters, Mrs. Bert Bruner and Mrs. Clarence Parker, both of Rossburg, and Mrs. Floyd O'Brien and Mrs. Omer Brown, who reside on Greenville route 4;three great grandchildren and a brother, John Fryman of Dayton.

[Miller Funeral Home records state the Milton Rufus Fryman was born April 5, 1869 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of Valentine Fryman and Susan Snyder. He lived at 633 Sweitzer St., Greenville.]

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

Ex-president of Modoc bank is dead at 85.

Richmond, Ind., March 24. -- Thomas F. Whelan, 85, retired manufacturer and banker, died Monday at his home, 32 South Nineteenth street.

Mrs. Whelan served as president and director of the first bank at Modoc, the Citizens Banking company, which he organized. He also manufactured barrel staves in Modoc of a number of years, the factory manufacturing about 40, 000 staves daily. He sold the business to a firm in Winchester and the factory has since been moved.

He was born March 17, 1858 in Cambridge City and came to Richmond in 1916. He attended the Cambridge City high school. Mr. Whelan was affiliated with the Cambridge City Lodge No. 5, A. F. and A. M. for more than 50 years and in 1941 was awarded an emblem commemorating a half century of service. After disposing of his business interest in Modoc he came to Richmond in 1916 engaging in the sale of farm lands.

He was twice married, his first wife being Josephine Bales Whelan, who died in the early 1900's and his second, the former Sarah E. Penland, native of New Paris, who survives.

Besides the widow he leaves a daughter, Mrs. William Lindsey, of Green's Fork, a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to being affiliated with the Masonic lodge, he also was a past grand of the Odd Fellows and was a member of the K. of P. lodge.

Funeral services were held today in Cambridge City.

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

W. S. Courtney is dead at 76.

William S. Courtney, 76, for many years sexton of the Weimer and New Pittsburg cemeteries, died Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital, death following an illness of two years.

Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Karn of near Saratoga; one brother, Charles of Muncie; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Dean of Ridgeville, Mrs. Stella Robison and Mrs. Sarah French of Muncie, and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparation.

Last rites will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Praise Chapel church near New Pittsburg in charge of Rev. Roll Marsh. Burial will be in the nearby cemetery.

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

Mrs. Lucia Cox dies in hospital.

Mrs. Lucia Cox, 62, a resident of Saratoga for the last two months, died Thursday noon at the Randolph County hospital. She had been in failing health for five years.

A member of the Deerfield Methodist church, Mrs. Cox prior to moving to Saratoga had been a lifelong resident of the Ridgeville community.

The body was taken for burial preparation to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville, where friends may call after noon today.

Last rites will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. H. T. Miller. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon to 1 p. m. Sunday.

Surviving are the husband, Norman; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Chamberland of Muncie, Mrs. Thetis Marshall of Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Harriett Shambarger of Redkey; one son, Lloyd of Edwardsburg, Mich.; one brother, Selah Pierce of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Netia Cline of Chicago, and six grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1943

Daniel Retz, 82, claimed by death.

Daniel Retz, 82, died Saturday at 1:30 a. m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orville Hinshaw of near Huntsville, following several months of failing health.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hinshaw, Mrs. Hazel Keys of Winchester and Mrs. Ephriam Edwards of near Winchester; three sons, George Retz of near Lynn, Chester Retz of Winchester and Sgt. Kenneth Retz of Kearney, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed awaiting word from the son in the army. Friends may call at the Hinshaw home, to where the body has been taken from the Thomas mortuary at Lynn.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Rural Friends church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Bur1al was made in the Maxville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1943

Peter E. Neff passes away.

Peter Elsworth Neff, 66, a native of Darke county and prominent farmer, died Sunday at 3:30 a. m. at his residence east of the Poplar Grove church on Union City rural route three. Death followed an illness of several months and was attributed to leukemia, a rather rare blood disease.

Mr. Neff, a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren, was born on March 6, 1877, the son of John and Elizabeth Neff.

Surviving besides the widow, are one son, Frank Neff, Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Mae Hoffman of Hillgrove; one brother, George Neff of Bradford; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Kaucher, of Greenville rural route, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Poplar Grove church, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Miller and Son funeral home in Greenville to the residence Monday evening, after which time friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Peter Ellsworth Neff was the son of John Neff and Elizabeth Bowser (both b. in Montgomery Co., OH) His wife's given name was not stated.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1943

'Bat' Hennessey, 72, passes away.

Bartholomew Edward (Bat) Hennessey, 72, retired railroader, died suddenly Sunday noon at his home, 130 East Main street, Union City, Ohio.

Never married, he was a native of the East Side, making his home with a sister, Mayme Hennessey, and a brother John, only surviving relatives.

Mr. Hennessey attended the St. Mary's parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's church. He was the son of John and Julia (Shea) Hennessey, natives of Ireland.

Funeral services and burial will be private, with burial Wednesday morning at the St. Mary's cemetery north of Union City.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home to the residence Tuesday morning, where friends may call after 10 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 1, 1943

Mrs. A. F. Weimer claimed by death.

An illness of seven weeks attributed to a heart condition, claimed the life of Mrs. Andrew F. Weimer, 55, Tuesday at 11:15 p. m. at her residence, 214 South Columbia street, Union City.

A native of Randolph county, and a lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born the daughter of Joseph and Amanda (Young) Williamson on October 1, 1887. She was named Gertrude and attended the Old No. 9 school in Wayne township. On April 2, 1911, she was united in marriage with Andrew F. Weimer at Dayton, O.

The deceased was a member of the Union City Christian church, Order of Eastern Star, the Union City unit of the Women's Committee of the Indianapolis Symphony orchestra, Union City Garden club and was active in the formation of the Band Booster club of the West Side school.

Surviving besides the husband, Andrew, are three children, Harold, of Kokomo; M 2-c Gail Weimer, Terminal Island, Cal., and Miss Marjorie Weimer, at home; one granddaughter, Brenda, and seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Herbert Arnold and Mrs. William Scholl, both of near Union City; Mrs. Waldo Rank and Fred Williamson, both of Greenville; Robert Williamson, Union City, and Albert and Howard Williamson, both residing south of Union City.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 2, 1943

Irvin Runkle passes away.

Irvin L. Runkle, 81, retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday at 10 p. m. at the Union City hospital following an illness of several months. He resided six miles northeast of Union City.

A native of Ohio, Mr. Runkle was born on February 22, 1862. He has lived in the Cosmos community for the past thirty years. His wife, Ida, died 12 years ago.

The only immediate survivor is Henry Runkle, an adopted son, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Brooks funeral home on North Union street, Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 2, 1943

Funeral rites for David Retz to be Saturday.

The body of David Retz, Anoka, Minn., will arrive in Richmond at 2 p. m. today and will be removed to the home of a son, Jacob Retz, Bloomingsport.

Mr. Retz, a former resident of Modoc, died Wednesday a 11 a. m.

Funeral services will be Saturday at the Economy Methodist church and the time will be announced as soon as arrangements have been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 2, 1943

Pikesville man killed as train demolishes car.

Dewey Boltin, 44-year-old Dayton war plant worker, was instantly killed at 10:33 a. m. Thursday within sight of his home at Pikesville, 12 miles east of Union City on U. S. route 127 in Darke county, when an auto he had borrowed from a neighbor was struck and demolished by a west-bound Pennsylvania passenger train.

Boltin drove the car, owned by C. N. Smith, Pikesville grocer, onto the tracks directly in the path of the speeding train, witnesses state. He had just backed the auto from Smith's garage, immediately adjoining the tracks, and evidently did not notice that flasher signals at the crossing were working.

The auto was carried down the tracks for approximately 100 feet. Boltin's skull was fractured and both legs and one arm were broken.

The accident victim lived four houses north of the railroad crossing. He was employed at the Frigidaire Corporation in Dayton.

He is survived by a wife, Betty; three children, a son and two daughters; his mother and a brother, Robert, who lives in Michigan.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, but no funeral arrangements have been completed.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Victor Dewey Boltin was born July 5, 1898 at Pikesville, the son of Victor Boltin and Minnie Butt. His wife was named Beatrice Boltin. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Funeral services were at the residence. Burial was made on April 4th in Stelvideo Cemetery, Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 2, 1943

Rites for Mrs. Fields to be held Saturday at Five Points church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fields will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Five Points church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

Mrs. Fields died late Wednesday following a short illness. The body was removed to the Summers Funeral home pending funeral arrangements and will remain there until time of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 3, 1943

Former resident dies in Bloomington.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of a former resident, Samuel M. Bartholomew, which occurred at his late residence in Bloomington on Wednesday.

The deceased, a son of Chester and Ann Bartholomew, was graduated from the Union City East Side high school with the class of 1884. Surviving are the widow, Louise (McGaulley) Bartholomew; one sister, Lula Bartholomew, Union City, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Tipton at 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 5, 1943

Thompson rites at Lynn church.

Funeral services for Clifford H. Thompson, 45, who died Friday night, will be held today at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 5, 1943

Laura Young, 84, claimed by death.

Laura Alice Young, 84 years old, widow of the late Calvin M. Young, died at 3 p. m. Saturday at her home west of Nashville after several weeks' illness. She had lived at her late residence for the past 50 years.

Surviving are three sons, Carl Baker, of Middletown; Emmet Baker, of near New Paris, and Leonard Young, of Richmond; four daughters, Mrs. Ora Bowers, of near Union City; Mrs. Jesse Bromagen, Mrs. Mary Warvel, and Mrs. Fred Deem, all of near Greenville; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two step-sons, Willington Young, of Fort Wayne and Garfield, of near Greenville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Olive Shock, of New Paris and Mrs. Carl Hall, of Fort Wayne; one brother, Charles Spenser, of Lynn; and one sister, Mrs. Bettie Clapp, of Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (CWT) Tuesday at the Miller & Sons funeral home in Greenville with burial in the Nashville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born June 24, 1859 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John F. Spenser and Mary Aukerman (both b. Darke Co.)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 5, 1943

Death claims Charles Schneider.

Charles F. Schneider, 63, jewelry store owner in Union City for more than fifteen years, died at his apartment home at 237 1/2 North Columbia street Sunday at 1:15 a. m. following an extended illness. Death was attributed to a heart condition.

The deceased was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on December 12, 1879, the son of William and Genevieve (Krebs) Schneider. He moved to the Union City community about fifteen years ago.

Surviving besides the widow, Alice, are one son, Charles W., at home; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Hardkey, of Chicago, and two brothers, Fred and Joseph Schneider, of Wapakoneta, O.

Mr. Schnieder was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a. m. with Rev. Aquinas M. Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's cemetery at Wapakoneta.

The remains were removed to the Fraze funeral home on West Pearl street, Union City, where friends may call after 2 p. m. Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1943

Rites for county native held Tuesday.

Montpelier, Ind., April 6. -- Alvin (Allie) E. Mendenhall, 73, died at 8:15 o'clock Sunday morning at the Blackford county hospital in Hartford City where he had been admitted for treatment Saturday evening.

Living alone at 320 North Main street, Mr. Mendenhall was found in an unconscious condition at his home Saturday by E. R. Coleman, who went to the home, to investigate after the aged resident had not been seen downtown the past few days. Pneumonia was said to have been the cause of death.

A native of Randolph county, Mr. Mendenhall came to Montpelier 70 years ago. He was the last of his immediate family. His parents were Linzy and Mary Catherine (Cline) Mendenhall, and his birth date was September 20, 1869. The decedent was never married.

The body was brought to the Warfield Funeral home, here, where funeral rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Clyde Westervelt, pastor of the Main Street Christian church, will officiate, and interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. R. W. Cook, Edgar Rains, John Cook, Roy Moyer, J. Foster Maddon and Bert Humphrey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1943

Lantz rites to be today.

Elmer Lantz, 70, retired farmer and merchant at Ft. Jefferson, O., (Darke County), died at 1:35 p. m. Sunday at the home of a brother-in-law, William Fry, near Fry's Corner. He had been in failing health for the past four months.

Mr. Lantz, who operated a grocery at Ft. Jefferson for a number of years, moved to the neighboring town from Bryant, Ind. He was a member of Fort Black Masonic lodge at New Madison.

Immediate survivors include two brothers, Robert Lantz, of Skiotoo, Okla.; and Roy Lantz, Hollansburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Latitia Whitnack, Toledo; Mrs. John Baker, Lynn, Indiana; Mrs. Cora Hoag, Toledo, and Mrs. Bert Mikesell, Palestine.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home Greenville, where friends may call. Services will be held there at 10:30 a. m. (EWT) Wednesday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the Gravel Hill cemetery at Bryant, Ind.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born May 5, 1872 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Dave Lantz and Elizabeth Lowery. He was widowed but his wife was named Gertrude Lantz.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1943

Former Ansonia resident passes away in Iowa.

Darke county relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Pearl Woods Graham, which occurred on April 3 at her late home in Maxwell, Iowa. The deceased, who was born and reared in the Ansonia vicinity, had visited in Darke county on several occasions during recent years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 8, 1943

Short illness proves fatal to Dr. Milo Smith.

Dr. Milo V. Smith, a prominent dentist and a life long resident of Randolph county, died Wednesday morning at the Randolph county hospital following a short illness.

In June 1900, he was married to Mary Monks, daughter of Judge Leander J. Monks, who survives him.

He was a member of the National and State Dental association and Component Dental society.

For the last ten years he practiced in Winchester: previous to that he had established practice in Wisconsin in the summer and Louisiana in the winter, and continuously returned to these same towns for thirty two years.

He was graduated from the Indiana Dental college in the class of 1896, and was an ardent, enthusiastic and successful practitioner in his profession.

Dr. Smith came from a family which was unique, in that, at one time, it numbered fourteen dentists among his cousins, brothers and nephews.

He took an active interest in the Masonic and K. of P. lodges; belonging to the Scottish Rite and Shrine. He was also a member of the Lions club.

Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10:30 a. m. at the residence, 131 East Franklin street with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge assisted by Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 8, 1943

Mrs. Rubey dies at hospital; ill four months.

Mrs. Lizzie E. Rubey, 83, widow of Ambrose Rubey, died at the Randolph County hospital at 1 p. m. Wednesday following an illness of four months. Mrs. Ruby was a resident of the Spartanburg community.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will remain there pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Leo Chenoweth, near Spartanburg; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon at the Spartanburg Christian church in charge of Rev. M. R. Scott of Markle, assisted by Rev. K. Edward Maynard of Lynn. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 9, 1943

Mother of Union City woman passes away.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Portland United Brethren church for Mrs. Ellen Garringer, 68, who died Tuesday at her residence in that city. Rev. J. H. Nall, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

On March 25, 1899, she was united in marriage to David Garringer, who survives with three children, Fay, wife of Eldon Kelly, of Dunkirk; Carl Garringer, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, and Helen, wife of Jesse Pearson of Union City.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister; W. R. Steed, of Portland; James Steed, of Traverse City, Michigan, and Mrs. George Bush, also of Traverse City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 9, 1943

Darke county farmer is stroke victim.

Clyde G. O'Dell, 61, Darke county native, died at 5 a. m. Wednesday at his farm home on Fort Recovery route 2 from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered nine days earlier.

O'Dell was born and reared at Sonona, but had lived in the Fort Recovery vicinity for several years.

He leaves a wife, Agnes; one son, Henry, of Fort Recovery; a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Anthony, at home; two brothers, Orla O'Dell, of Bradford, and Chalmer O'Dell, east of Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Haworth, of Greenville and Mrs. Allen North, Chicago.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, Fort Recovery, with burial in the Fort Recovery cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 10, 1943

Ex-Farmland woman is dead.

Mrs. Gertrude Adams, 58, wife of N. T. Adams, both former residents of Farmland, died at 4 p. m. Friday in Ball hospital, Muncie. Death was sudden. The couple, who live in San Diego, Cal., were visiting in Muncie.

Surviving, other than the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Morgan, Miss Marjorie Adams and Mrs. Mary Todd of San Diego, and three sons, Gail and Rolla of Muncie and Marvin of Seattle, Wash.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland for burial preparation. Last rites have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 10, 1943

Illness fatal to Will D. Beals; was clothier.

Will D. Beale, prominent Winchester clothier, died Friday at 5 p. m. at his home, 442 North Main street, Winchester, death following an illness of several months.

Born and raised in this community, Mr. Beale for years was in the clothing business as tailor, clerk and then in business for himself, operating a clothing establishment on North Main street until two years ago when he sold out and established a business at his residence.

He was a member of the Elks, K. of P., and Sons of Union Veterans lodges.

Surviving are the wife, Mary Hall Beale, to whom he was married in June of 1898; one son, Roger G. Beale, in the navy at Norfolk, Va., and one brother, Dr. John H. Beale of Winchester.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparation. Services had not been completed last night pending word from the son in the navy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 10, 1943

Funeral conducted for Brown township suicide victim.

Ernest L. Baughman, 56-year-old Brown township, Darke county farmer who killed himself with a hunting knife Wednesday, had been despondent over failing health for an extended period, relatives said.

The statement was made to Sheriff Arthur Hartle, who investigated the case. A verdict of suicide will be returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner.

His dead body was found at about 2 p. m. in a farm field less than a half-mile from his residence, one mile southeast of Ansonia, by an uncle, Lawrence Baughman, and a neighbor, Herbert Ehle.

Besides the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Estella Marie Dohme, is the only immediate survivor. Mr. Baughman, a prominent farmer, was a lifelong resident of Darke county.

Funeral services were conducted from the residence, Ansonia route 1 at 2 p. m. (CWT) Friday. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, state that Ernest Leroy Baughman was born Dec. 14, 1886 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Frank Baughman and Lucreta Herring (both b. in Darke Co.). The name of his wife was not given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 12, 1943

William Ambler dies suddenly.

Death claimed William Ambler, 62, at his residence on Division street, Union City, Ohio, at 12:00 a. m. Sunday, following a stroke sustained about noon Saturday. Although he had been in failing health for an extended period, he had been able to be uptown in Union City Saturday morning.

The deceased was born in Portland on May 16, 1880, and moved to the Union City community more than fifteen years ago.

Surviving besides the wife, Tillie; are one brother, Roy Ambler, of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Guyer, of New York, and Mrs. Ida May Richardson, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, West Pearl street, Union City, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Place of burial has not yet been determined.

The remains will be at the funeral home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 15, 1943

Rolland Huffer dies in hospital.

Roland H. Huffer, 28, proprietor of the general store at Hunchbarger Corner, died at 6:45 o'clock last night in the Union City hospital where he had been admitted last Saturday. He had been in failing health for five years and bedfast for nine months.

Mr. Huffer was born January 31, 1915, attended the Jackson Ohio school and was a member of the Waterhouse church.

Surviving are the wife, Kathryn (Walters) Huffer; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Huffer; two brothers, George of Dayton, Ohio, and Staff Sergeant Carl Huffer of Boise, Idaho, and one sister, Mrs. Paul Caupp of Minster Ohio.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night pending word from the brother in Idaho. The body is at the Brooks Funeral home.

[Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon in the Waterhouse church with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1943

Lillie Farabee dies in East.

Mrs. Lillie Farabee, 72, widow of William Farabee, and a former resident of Union City, died Monday at Bridgeton, N. J., after a brief illness. She was a member of the South Salem Christian church, southwest of Union City.

Surviving are three sons, Fred, of Bridgeton, N. J.; Homer C., who is trustee of Greenfork township, and resides south of Union City, and Ralph of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Dora Warren of northwest of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Alice Fields, of Ridgeville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body will be shipped to Union City, arriving this morning and will be taken to the home of the son, Homer, who resides on U. S. 227, eight miles south of Union City, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the South Salem Christian church with Rev. A. N. Shockney, of Portland officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1943

Shade funeral planned today at Rossburg.

Luther Shade, 56, died at 11 p. m. Tuesday at his home in Rossburg after a five-week illness.

The only immediate survivor, is his sister, Mrs. Mary Shade, with whom he lived.

Funeral services will be conducted from the late residence today at 2 p. m. (CWT) with burial in the old West Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 19, 1943

Robertson rites to be Tuesday in Fayette, Mo.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday in Fayette, Mo. for Rev. Forbes Robertson, 58, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church for the past eight and one-half years, who died at 10:15 p. m. Friday in the Union City hospital. Burial will be in the city cemetery at Fayette.

Rev. Robertson had been ill since May 23, 1942, and seriously so for ten days prior to his death. The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to Fayette, by train, Sunday and was accompanied by Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Omer Mote, daughter, and Margaret Elizabeth Mote, granddaughter.

The deceased, a writer as well as a capable student, was born in Paris, France, February 19, 1885, the son of Scotch and Irish parents, Dr. John and Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Robertson. He was a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Dr. John Robertson was a renowned evangelist of England and Europe. He was in charge of a tabernacle in London, and was directing the Presbyterian church in Paris, France, and where his wife studied music, when Forbes Robertson was born. Dr. Robertson was an exchange preacher with Dwight L. Moody, for whom the Moody institute was named and one of America's foremost evangelists. Dr. Robertson made more than forty trips across the Atlantic from Europe to the United States to preach, and during his lifetime Rev. Forbes Robertson made the crossing 19 times.

Rev. Robertson attended the University College of London, in London, England, and the McCormick Theological seminary, Chicago, Ill. On April 29, 1916, almost 25 years ago, he was united in marriage with Margaret Innes at the home of Dr. and Mrs. James Gore King McClure. Dr. McClure was president of the McCormick Theological seminary, where Rev. Robertson was ordained to the ministry by the Presbytery of Chicago on April 23, 1918. Other occupations pursued at one time or another by the deceased include that of bookkeeper at Northwestern bank, Minneapolis, Minn., and proofreader for the Webb Publishing company, St. Paul, Minn. He also was a consistent contributor up to the time of his death for numerous periodicals including publications of the Presbyterian church as well as The Catholic World, Time and Life magazines.

During his second year of attendance at the seminary in Chicago, he served as student missionary pastor at Inverymay and Margo, Saskatchewan, Canada. One of the periods of his career of which he liked to speak was the time of his acceptance of an invitation to preach at 8 o'clock in the morning in the school house at Rama, Saskatchewan in return for a salary of breakfast and railroad transportation. After preaching there one summer, Rev. Robertson established a church at Rama with the assistance of the church board. Today Rama has a beautiful church and manse, free of debt, and a self-supporting charge.

After graduation from McCormick Theological seminary, Rev. Robertson accepted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church of Rosthern, Saskatchewan. While serving there he established a church at Laird, Saskatchewan. He moved to Inkster, North Dakota, in December 1921, where he was pastor of the Presbyterian church until he accepted the Union City pastorate in November, 1934. While at Inkster he served as missionary pastor at Lardville and Elkmont, and at Lardville he was responsible for clearing the church of indebtedness. Rev. Robertson established a commercial club at Inkster, known as the Boo Tree; represented the Pembina Presbytery at the general assembly in Baltimore, Md., in 1922, and served as moderator of the Pembina Presbytery the same year. He also served as press reporter for the Bible conference at Winona Lake for two seasons and during the summer of 1940 he taught religion and worship at the Kosciusco camp at Winona Lake.

Surviving besides the widow, Margaret, are one daughter, Mrs. Omer Mote, residing south of Union City; four grandchildren, Omer Keith, Jr., Richard Turner, James Forbes, and Margaret Elizabeth Mote; three sisters residing in London, England, and one brother, Ian, an Episcopalian clergyman in Cleveland, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 19, 1943

Frank Wright services to be held today.

The funeral for Frank E. Wright, Indianapolis, author of the 1925 Indiana "bone dry" law, one of the most stringent state liquor laws of the prohibition era, will be held today at 2 p. m. at Lynn. Burial in Fountain Park cemetery will follow the services in the Thomas funeral home at Mr. Wright's former home town.

Mr. Wright, age sixty-five, long was active in temperance movements and Hoosier politics, particularly legislative affairs.

He died Friday in his home after a brief illness.

Mr. Wright was a dry cause crusader, both as a speaker and as editor of the Lynn Herald, a newspaper he published twenty years before coming to Indianapolis in 1925. After repeal of the federal prohibition amendment, Mr. Wright continued his activities in behalf of temperance and prohibition, being a field representative of the Indiana Anti-Saloon league at the time of his death.

Mr. Wright served as a member of the Indiana house of representatives in six sessions, representing Randolph county in the 1915, 1917 and 1919 sessions and Marion county in the 1925, 1927 and 1929 sessions. It was in the 1925 session, at the height of the prohibition enforcement effort, that Mr. Wright introduced and gained passage of his "bone dry" law which attracted attention and comment throughout the nation because of penalties for violations of the provisions.

Prior to, and at the time of his fight for passage of the act, Mr. Wright traveled extensively in Indiana, speaking on the wet-dry issue. He spoke in scores of Indiana churches and addressed mass meetings of dry cause supporters in virtually every community in the state.

In the 1921 and 1923 sessions of the assembly, the interim in which he was not a member of the lower house, Mr. Wright served as chief clerk of the house and, from 1925 to 1930 he was an auditor for the state securities commission.

He was born at Lynn, November 19, 1877, and was a member of the First Friends church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edith Wright; the father, H. T. Wright, Lynn; three sons, J. Harold Wright, Indianapolis; Sergeant Donald L. Wright, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, and Private Leland L. Wright, Camp Gordon, Ga.; a step-daughter, Miss Beatrice Linderman, Indianapolis, and two brothers, Jesse Allen Wright and Ora Wright, Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 20, 1943

Finds husband dead upon return home from Union City visit.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death of Raymond Landis at his residence in Piqua, O. His wife, Mrs. Edith Landis, daughter of John Armstrong, North street, Union City, found her husband dead upon returning home Sunday evening after spending the day visiting in Union City.

Mr. Landis, who had planned to accompany his wife to Union City, remained at home because of a slight cold.

Harry Armstrong and Clyde Armstrong, of Union City, are brothers of Mrs. Landis, and Mrs. Raymond Bennett, also of Union City, is a sister.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday in Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 21, 1943

Struck by train, Parker farmer dies in hospital.

Elmer E. Wood, 77, farmer residing three and one-half miles north of Parker, died yesterday at Ball hospital in Muncie about two hours after his automobile was truck by a Big Four train at Parker.

Death occurred at 1:50 p. m. The car Mr. Wood was driving was struck at 11:00 a. m. by the westbound passenger No. 11 of the New York Central lines. There were no eye witnesses to the crash.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Arthur Hoover of Evanston, Ill.; one brother, Marshall Wood of Parker and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Perry funeral home at Parker. Last rites have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 22, 1943

Livingston funeral held at Lightsville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Lightsville Methodist church for Mrs. Emma Livingston, 80, whose death occurred Sunday at her home in Lightsville. Burial was in the Teegarden cemetery.

The deceased, wife of Daniel Livingston, had been critically ill form heart trouble for two days prior to her death.

Besides the husband, she leaves seven children, Earl, of Chicago; Ira, who resides in Alabama; Russell of Greenville; Mrs. Grace Hoblit, of Oregon; Mrs. Estel Bateman, Piqua; Mrs. Edna Boze, Flint, Mich., and Doyle, of Port Huron, Mich.

[Oliver Funeral Home records state that Emma Reta Collins was born Nov. 16, 1862, the daughter of Jacob Collins and mother not named. Her husband was Daniel P. Livingston.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 23, 1943

Alpha Hindsley passes away.

Alpha Hindsley, 64, native of Jackson township, Randolph county, died Wednesday at 8 p. m. at his late residence, 349 West 32nd street, Indianapolis, following an illness of more than two and one-half years caused by a heart condition.

The deceased was born northwest of Union City the son of George M. and Elizabeth C. (Warren) Hindsley. He attended the county schools and later was united in marriage with Edna Franklin at Spencer. He followed farming as a vocation until he left the Union City community, 39 years ago, for Indianapolis. He was employed in the Indianapolis post office for 26 years, his last position being in the claims department. His health forced him to retire two and one-half years ago.

Surviving besides the widow, Edna, are one son, Ralph Hindsley, now stationed in the United States Navy; one sister, Mrs. Cora Reichard, Norfolk, Va., and two brothers, George W. Hindsley, of South Bend, and Rollie Hindsley of Union City.

Funeral services will be at the residence, 349 West 32nd street, and burial will be at Crown Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 26, 1943

George Saylor dies; live at Palestine.

George D. Saylor, 82, a retired plasterer-carpenter, died at 9 a. m. Saturday at his home in Palestine after a lingering illness.

Mr. Saylor was born at Van Wert, but had spent the major part of his life in Darke county.

Surviving are his wife, Melvina, two sons, Earl and George Findley Saylor, both of Miami, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Ira E. Eliston, Orlando, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three half-brothers, Ivan and William Saylor, both of Palestine, and Coble Samlor, Union City rural route; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Becky Cole, Greenville, and Mrs. Tillie Long, Belle Center, Ohio.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. (EWT) at the Palestine Universalist church with Rev. Earl Lantz, Union City, officiating. Interment will be in the Palestine cemetery.

Friends may call at the late residence after 10 a. m. Monday.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 27, 1860 in Van Wert, OH, the son of Finley Saylor and mother not named.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 27, 1943

Funeral for Mrs. Eliza Stuck to be today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza J. Stuck, 82, who died at the home of a daughter at Parker, will be held at the Perry Funeral chapel at Parker at 2 p. m. today. Rev. E. F. Landrey will be in charge of the services and burial will follow in the Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville. Friends may call at the funeral home until time for the funeral.

Mrs. Stuck, widow of William Stuck, was the last surviving charter member of the Parker chapter No. 329, Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Loyal Mary Sunday school class of the Parker Methodist church.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. M. A. Hutson, Parker, at whose home Mrs. Stuck died; Mrs. William R. Daugherty, Monroe, Mich.; Mrs. C. H. Jellison, Union City, and Mrs. P. G. Leeper, Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Ralph and Jesse Stuck, both of Parker; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Van Pelt, Richmond, and two brothers, Norman and Orval Wood, both of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 27, 1943

Solomon Reeser services held.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Versailles Methodist church for Solomon Reeser, 80, a retired farmer. Death occurred Saturday at the Union City hospital.

Burial was at the Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles. Mr. Reeser, who had lived at Versailles for several years, is survived by three sons and a daughter.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 28, 1943

Clew rites today; Deerfield native.

Mrs. Malissa Alice Clew, 84, a native of Deerfield, died at 2:35 a. m. Sunday at her late home, 312 Harrison Avenue, Greenville, after a ten-day illness.

A former resident of Dayton, O., she was the widow of the late William Clew, whose death occurred in 1918. She was a member of the Grace Methodist church, Dayton.

One daughter, Helen, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. (EWT) at the residence with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Reitenour cemetery near Deerfield.

[Miller Funeral Home Records, Greenville, state that she was born Sept. 4, 1858 in Randolph Co., IN, the daughter of John O. Reitnour and Elenor Reddlebarger (b. Randolph Co., IN.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 29, 1943

Wilbur Price dies suddenly.

Wilbur Price, 52, died suddenly at 5:30 a. m. Wednesday at his residence, 423 North Walnut street, Union City. Death was attributed to a heart condition following a period of ill health which had extended over the past three years.

A salesman for the Knapp Supply Co., Inc., a former Union City concern now located in Muncie, for the past 34 years, Mr. Price had been working on the road Tuesday.

The deceased was a native of Preble county, Ohio, near Eaton, where he was born on May 11, 1890, the son of Charles and Jennie (McKee) Price. The family moved to Union City while Mr. Price was still a youth. He attended the East Side schools and made his residence in the Union City community the remainder of his life. He was a member of the United Brethren church and was associated with the United Commercial Travelers association.

Surviving besides the widow, Orpha (Arnold) Price, are three brothers, William (Will) Price of Muncie; Joseph Price, Hemp, North Carolina, and Harry Price of Logansport, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Bell, of Saratoga.

The remains were taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City from where they will be removed to the residence, 423 North Walnut street, where friends may call after 5 p. m. Thursday.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending word from relatives in distant communities.

[Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon at the residence with additional services held at the United Brethren church, Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 29, 1943

Mrs. Mumper dies following long illness.

Mrs. Myrtle Mumper, 63, died at 9:40 a. m. Wednesday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Mumper was born in Illinois January 10, 1880, the daughter of Abraham and Mary (Pierson) Beedle and came to Indiana with Mr. Mumper 33 years ago. They resided on a farm one-half mile west of Saratoga. She was a member of the First Methodist church at Saratoga.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walter mortuary and will be taken to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. today.

Funeral services will be at the home at 2:30 p. m. Friday with Rev. H. T. Miller of Saratoga in charge. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga.

Survivors are the husband, O. H. Mumper; two sons, Ervin C. Mumper of Saratoga, an employe of the Winchester stock yards, and Kenneth Mumper of Tiffin, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Ritz, Griswald, Iowa, Mrs. William Johnson, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Alzina Smith of Hammond Indiana.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 29, 1943

Former Union Citian dies in Hartford City.

Word of the death of William Bryner Tuesday night in Hartford City has been received in Union City.

Mr. Bryner was a former resident of Union City where he served as manager of the Farm Supply.

Mrs. Ellen Reagan, North Union street, Union City, is the mother-in-law of the deceased. Continued. - Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 30, 1943

Plan burial here for W. H. Briner.

Hartford City, April 28. --- William Henry Briner, 65, farmer residing six miles north and two and one-half miles west of this city, died at 5:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning at his home following an extended illness of complications. Mr. Briner had been bedfast since in January.

The body was removed to the Burk & Fennig funeral home for burial preparation and to remain until definite funeral arrangements are made pending word from a son, James Briner, who is in the United States coast guard training school at Manhattan Beach, N. Y.

Funeral services will e conducted at the St. John's Catholic church with Rev. J. Harold Moran, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery at Union City.

Mr. Briner was born in Rose Hill, Ohio, on September 30, 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Briner. He was engaged in farming for several years.

Mr. and Mrs. Briner moved to the farm, northwest of this city, about 13 years ago from Union City.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret Briner; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Rusby and Mrs. Margaret Deane, of Marion; one son, James Briner, stationed at Manhattan Beach, N. Y.; one brother and one sister, residing in Ohio.

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