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

Hiestand funeral will be held today.

Frank J. Hiestand, 86, a resident of the Brethren church home, Greenville, for the last four years, died there at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered Friday.

He was born and reared at Rossburg, but had lived in Dayton for more than fifty years and was formerly employed by the National Cash Register Company.

A lifelong member of the Brethren church, he was a grandson of the late Bishop Samuel Hiestand, who was one of the pioneer church organizers in western Ohio.

He leaves a son, David, of Dayton; three grandchildren and one brother, Emmanuel, of Detroit, Mich. His wife and two other children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison with Rev. Ogden, Dayton, officiating. Burial will be in Zerby cemetery, near Rossburg.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records has a very confusing entry for this death with the name of his father as the deceased. Frank's date of birth was limited to May 5, ____. His father was Samuel Hiestand (b. OH) and Susan Zerba/Zerbee (b. PA). Burial was made in the Miller Cemetery near Rossburg, Darke Co., OH.]

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

Charles Bothast, real estate dealer, is dead.

Charles Lee Bothast, 60, real estate dealer, died Wednesday at 7:45 p. m. at his home two miles southwest of Union City. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for three months.

Mr. Bothast, a lifelong resident of Randolph county with the exception of two years when he lived at Liberty, was a member of the Spartanburg Christian church Born December 23, 1882 in Union City, he was the son of George and Jennie (Grim) Bothast. He attended the Middletown school northwest of Union City and was married to Mirl Shreeves at Harrisville on January 22, 1921.

Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Waneta Alvey of Connersville; one son, Emory at home; one sister, Mrs. Rose Smith, of Union City, and one brother, Luther of Liberty.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church in charge of Rev. John A. Watson. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence at 5 p. m. today from the Fraze mortuary in Union City.

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

May Fry dies in Winchester.

May Fry, 60, died Tuesday night at 11:15 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Sam Phillips, 313 Pearl street, Winchester, where she had made her home for the last 27 years. Death was due to a heart attack.

Miss Fry was born near Spartanburg June 6, 1883, the daughter of Amos and Mary Ann (Harris) Fry.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home, Winchester, and returned to the Phillips residence where friends may call.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bertha Randall, and a brother, James Robert Fry, both of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the East street Congregational church, Winchester, Friday at 10 a. m. in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

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

John Zech dies at Greenville.

John Zech, 77, died at the home of Mrs. Charles Folkerth, Greenville, Ohio, at 3:30 p. m. Friday. He was a life resident of Darke county.

The body was removed to the Fisher and Becker funeral home in Ansonia, Ohio, pending funeral arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Flossie Woods, Bartonia, and Mrs. Alice Paulin, Union City; one son, Willard Zech, Union City; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Cora Paulin, died 27 years ago, and Mr. Zech's wife, the former Clara Strait, died eight years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 6, 1943

Military rites today for Charles Redinbaugh.

Full military funeral services are to be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the Kessler funeral home in New Paris, O., for Charles D. Redinbaugh, 49, veteran of World War I, who died of a heart attack Friday in his home near New Paris.

Immediate survivors include is wife Maud; two sons, Truman and James, at home; four brothers, Jonas Redinbaugh, Greenville, Truman Redinbaugh, Rossburg; Orla Redinbaugh, Greenville rural route , and Robert Redinbaugh, Battle Creek, Mich., and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Metzcar, Greenville; Mrs. Harry Derr, Rossburg, and Mrs. Ray Cole, of New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 6, 1943

David Potter funeral today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Deerfield church for David (Dee) Potter, 82, retired Randolph county farmer, who died Saturday morning at his residence following a long illness. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Rev. John A. Watson will officiate during the services. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

The deceased was born in Randolph county on January 26, 1862. He had resided for the past 30 years in the home where he died. His wife, Julia Ann, died in 1939.

The only survivors include nieces and nephews.

The body has been removed from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the farm residence where friends may call until the hour of the service.

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

Mother of Union City woman dies.

Mrs. Nell Lynch, Union City, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Lottie Haber, 70, wife of Charles Haber, former Darke county treasurer, at her home in Greenville. Death occurred Tuesday noon.

Mrs. Haber was a former teacher at Rossburg and was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night.

Survivors are the husband; two sons, Tom of Columbus, Ohio, and Dan B. of Mansfield, Ohio; and three daughters, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Nina Bertels, New York City, and Miss Esther Haber, at home.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 15, 1873 at Espyville, PA, the daughter of Daniel Burns (b. PA) and Mary Covey. One of the daughters was here named Nina Bertells. Also named were a sister, Mrs. Nellie Berger, Toledo and a brother, Lewis Burns, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services were held at the Greenville UB church on Friday. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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

Mrs. Bolinger dies suddenly at shower.

Mrs. Treva Mae Bolinger, 29, 313 East Main street, Union City, died suddenly at 1:55 p. m. Tuesday while attending a shower at the home of a friend near Versailles, Ohio. Death was caused by a heart ailment.

Mrs. Bolinger was born near Lynn on April 1, 1914 and attended school in Randolph county. She was the daughter of John and Amanda (Thorne) Knoll and was married to Harvey Bolinger in Winchester on August 6, 1932. Mrs. Bolinger was a member of the Christian church.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night and the body remained at the Brooks funeral home in Union City.

Survivors are the husband, three children, Jane, 10, Noel, 6, and Rose Mary, 2; two sisters, Mrs. Gene Holderman and Mrs. John Puckett, both of Winchester; three brothers, Mervil Knoll, Economy, Martin Knoll, Lynn, and Sergeant Robert Knoll, Fort Dix, N. J.; and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Knoll of Lynn.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Hillgrove church, with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

Plan Warren funeral Thursday in Union City.

Funeral services for Mahlon P. Warren, 72, a resident of Wapakoneta, O., for the past 17 years, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Wilbur Day, 927 West Hickory street, Union City.

Mr. Warren died at Wapakoneta Sunday at 11 a. m. following a short illness. Mrs. John Moffett, of Union City, is a daughter of the deceased.

Rev. John A. Watson will officiate during the services in Union City. Burial will be in the Brock cemetery, Brock, O.

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

Dunkirk, Ind., July 6. -- Lymander W. Stewart, 77, Dunkirk furniture store owner for fifty years, died Monday at his home here. He had been in failing health for one year and for the last three months had been confined to his home.

A native of Rush county, he and his brother, Marshall, came to Dunkirk and established the furniture store in August, 1893. The brother died eight years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

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

Native of Losantville dies in Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., July 8. -- Mrs. Vina Rachael Taylor, 58, wife of Barum Taylor, 819 South Wolfe street, died yesterday afternoon at Ball hospital after an illness of seven weeks. She was born in Losantville and had lived in Muncie for fourteen years.

Surviving are the husband; seven daughters, Mrs. Clara Price of Parker, Mrs. Lester Heniser of Union City, Mrs. Stuart Collins of Farmland, Mrs. Dallas Collins of Westfield, and Mrs. Jack Martin, Mrs. Buster Skinner and Mrs. Ernest Snodgrass, all of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Eunice McCollum of Winchester, and Mrs. Bertha Ressler of Farmland; two brothers, Carl and Clate Curry, both of Winchester; eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Piepho funeral home.

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

Hawley last rites in Greenville today.

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Grace Hawley, 58, wife of State Representative Guy D. Hawley, Darke county, whose death Tuesday followed an extended illness.

Services will be conducted at 4 p. m. today at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home with Rev John Harrington officiating. Interment will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Besides the husband she leaves one son, Lieut. Daniel L. Hawley, Mountain Training Center, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Genert, of Boise, Idaho; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Laurimore, Greenville; Mrs. Jasper Slutterbeck, Arcanum, and Mrs. Frank Beard, Eldorado, and one brother, D. H. Wheeler, Greenville.

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

Attends father's funeral at Rantoul, Illinois.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rantoul, Ill., Methodist church for Charles Henry Fufahl, 67, father of Mrs. Donald Smedley, 902 West Pearl street, Union City. Mr. Fufahl died on July 3, at Rantoul. Burial was made in the Maplewood cemetery of that city. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smedley attended the funeral.

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

Charles Mikesell claimed by death.

In failing health for some time, Charles S. Mikesell, 76, for many years a storekeeper in the Ansonia, O., community, died of a heart attack Saturday at 12:45 p. m. at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Washler, where he resided, 339 Carter street, Union City. Mrs. Mikesell died on May 31.

The deceased was born in Jackson township, Randolph county, on December 8, 1866, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Mikesell. He attended the township schools and was united in marriage with Sarah Wise on May 23, 1906. For the past 25 years he had made his residence in Union City, where he was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

The daughter, Mrs. George Washler, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City Church of the Brethren, with the pastor, Rev. D. G. Berkebile, officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery, near Bradford, O.

The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the Washler residence Monday morning, after which time friends may call.

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

Lephart funeral held Sunday at Abbottsville.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the Abbottsville church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, for Peter R. Lephart, 69, who died Thursday in the Wayne hospital, Greenville.

He had moved to Greenville 14 years earlier, and was a member of the Ansonia Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mandella; one son, Daniel, of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Hendricks of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Dialpha Burns, Greenville; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five brothers, and three sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 13, 1943

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Ickes.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the residence, two miles north of St. Anthony, O., for Mrs. Hattie May Ickes, 67, who died Saturday in the Union City hospital following an illness of eight months. Burial was at Green Mound cemetery, Ft. Recovery. Surviving is one sister, Miss Cora E. Schroyer, at whose home she had been living recently.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

John Hoke is found dead at Union City.

John Preston (Pres) Hoke, 86, was found dead at his home where he lived alone at 436 North Plum street, Union City, Tuesday night. The body was found by a neighbor. Death apparently had occurred from a heart attack Monday night.

Mr. Hoke was born in Johnsville, Ohio, January 15, 1857, the son of Peter and Nancy (Platt) Hoke. He had been a resident of Randolph county for the past 75 years and had lived in Union City since 1913, when he moved from his farm north of New Lisbon.

Mr. Hoke had lived alone since the death of his wife Laura, three years ago. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. He was best known as a farmer and breeder of fine Belgian horses.

Funeral services will be Thursday at the chapel of the Fraze funeral home, Union City, at 3 p. m. (CWT). Rev. H. A. Barth will officiate. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery.

Survivors are Mrs. Jennie H. Reeves of Winchester, a daughter; six grandchildren, Mrs. Harold Christman and Mrs. R. J. Blackingham, both of Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. C. Smith, Troy, Ohio, and Charles L. Gilbert and J. Robert Reeves, all of Gary, and five great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Mrs. Smith dies Tuesday at Indianapolis.

Mrs. George Smith, 82, died Tuesday morning at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Kelley, Indianapolis, following a long period of failing health although she had been seriously ill only a few weeks.

Mrs. Smith was born in Randolph county and was a resident of the South Salem neighborhood. She was the daughter of Alfred and Jane (Combs) Dixon. Mrs. Smith attended the old No. 5 school and was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ. Her husband died in 1928 and a son also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Friends may call there after 10:30 a. m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Only near survivors of Mrs. Smith, who was the last of a family of four, are Mrs. W. R. Smith, a niece, Union City route 4, and two nephews, Elmer Downing, Union City route 4, and Alva Downing, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Services are held for Woodington farmer.

Lawrence Muck, 81, died Sunday at the Darke county infirmary after a lingering illness. He was removed to the infirmary one week ago from his farm home near Woodington.

He leaves one brother, Charles, Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Will Fisherback, also of Greenville; Mrs. Anna Dynes, Palestine, and Mrs. May Eckart, Dayton.

The body was taken to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, where services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Frank Thomas officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Dec. 29, 1861 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of John Muck and Nancy Nichols (both b. in Montgomery Co., OH). He was divorced but his spouse was named here as Nancy McDaniel.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Holds funeral service for Mrs. Treva Baker.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rossburg United Brethren church for Mrs. Treva Jane Baker, 33, who died Sunday afternoon in the Wayne hospital in Greenville. Mrs. Baker formerly was employed as an operator in the Rossburg telephone exchange. Burial was in the Abbottsville cemetery.

Besides the husband, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Scoyck, Rossburg, and four sisters, Gladys and Margaret, at home; Mrs. Ruth Wells, Miamisburg, and Mrs. Dorothy Westfall, Rossburg.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 13, 1910 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Vanscoyk and Minnie Williamson (both b. in Darke Co., OH). Her husband was Oscar Baker.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Jaysville woman dies following reunion.

Funeral services have not yet been completed for Mrs. Hazel May Hoke, 53, who died suddenly Sunday night at her residence near Jaysville. She had attended a family reunion at Greenville in the afternoon.

Surviving besides the husband, Jerry, are four sons; C. Richard Hoke, of Dothan, Alabama; Sgt. Robert of Shreveport, La.; Pvt. Wayne B., of Los Angeles, Cal., and Lloyd, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Chalmer Bish, Greenville; Mrs. Richard Harbison, Dayton, and Janet, at home; two brothers, Edwin Brandon, Ansonia, and Charles Brandon, Versailles, and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Martin, Versailles.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 6, 1890 in Richland Twp, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Riley M. Brandon and Sarah Jane Davison (both also born same place). Funeral services were held at the Abbottsville church on Thursday with Rev. Duckwall in charge. Interment was made in the Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 14, 1943

Salamonia postmaster funeral planned today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Salamonia Methodist church for M. V. (Vint) Hutchison, 66, postmaster at Salamonia since1911, who died Sunday morning at his home in that community.

Surviving are the widow, Bertha; two sons, Harold Hutchison, teacher at Hamilton, O., and Cleon Hutchison, lieutenant in the army air corps. Rev. Joe Land, of Tipton, a former pastor of the Salamonia church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

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

Father of local woman dies; funeral today.

Luther E. Marker, 85, died at 10 p. m. Monday at his farm residence north of the Oakland Church of the Brethren, near Gettysburg, after a lingering illness.

He leaves a wife, Sarah; three sons, Charles L. and Esta, both of Muncie, Indiana; and Benjamin, Greenville route, and two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Kale, Chicago, Ill., and Miss Joyce Marker, Union City.

Funeral services are planned today at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) at the late residence. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Rossburg farmer dies in Wayne hospital.

Clyde Already, 62, of Rossburg rural route 1, died at 4:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Wayne hospital after a two week illness from heart trouble.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; six sons, Guy of Indianapolis; James, of West Milton; Harry, of Hagerstown; Elmer and Cecil, Dayton, and Vern, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice Chapman, Mrs. Emma Book out and Mrs. Marcella Beeson, all of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Lorene Lamar, Richmond; two grandchildren and one brother.

The body has been removed to the Zecher funeral home, 234 East Third street, Greenville, pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Roy Honeyman officiating. Burial was made in the Abbottsville cemetery.]

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

Death claims Martin Hill.

Martin L. Hill, 73, a former resident of the Lynn community, died at the Veterans hospital at Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday morning.

The body will be removed to the home of a brother, Harry Hill, Spartanburg, where it will remain until the funeral which will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Spartanburg Christian church. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the brother's home after noon today.

Survivors are the widow, Florence, New Castle; two brothers, Marty and George of Greensfork, and three sisters, Mrs. Lula Hiatt, Greensfork, Mrs. Gertrude Myers, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Lizzie Boone, Traverse City, Mich.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 17, 1943

Death claims Ernest Clark at Muncie.

Ernest Monroe Clark, 64, passed away Friday morning at 11:37 a. m. at the Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie, after a lingering illness. He had been confined to the hospital since January 11, 1943

Mr. Clark was born near Spartanburg November 10, 1878, the son of Sylvander G. and Mary E. (Harrison) Clark. He spent most of his life in Randolph county, engaging in the gravel business and the shoe business in Lynn and Winchester. Since 1913 he had devoted most of his time to the funeral business in Winchester and during the last couple of years had resided in Muncie, where he also managed the W. H. Dly Oil company there. Mr. Clark was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Surviving are the widow, Nellie Clark of Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Gilbert of Dowagiac, Mich.; one step-son, Walter Daly of Muncie; three brothers, Lester Clark of Spartanburg and Byron and Russell Clark of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Lee Crist of Spartanburg and two grandchildren.

[Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 17, 1943

Mother, grandmother killed in France.

Word has been received in Union City through International Red Cross channels telling of the death in an accident in France of both the mother and maternal grandmother of Miss Jocelyn Will, Walnut street, Union City.

The date or the nature of the accident was not revealed. Miss Will, who has been residing with relatives in New York, made her home with her grandparents in Union City for a time after coming from France to the United States three years ago. She is expected to arrive in Union City soon, however, word of the tragedy was sent to her in New York. The message was written by an aunt, Madam Renee Bodier from Thiais, France.

Miss Will's father, an American, died when she was 3 years of age.

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

Dr. Frank Clear dies Saturday at Greenville.

Greenville, Ohio -- Dr. Frank A. Clear, 52 years old, of this city died Saturday at Wayne hospital from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered two weeks ago. He had been a dentist in this city for over 30 years and was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include an aunt, Mrs. J. B. Clear, and several cousins at Union City.

The body has been removed to the Turpen - McKnight funeral home in this city from which place military services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Monday. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Rev. C. C. Wessell, chaplain of the local American legion post will officiate.

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

Death claims Gladys Warren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys G. Warren, 56, Saratoga, will be held at the Saratoga Methodist church at 2 p. m. today with Rev. Milton Persons in charge and followed by burial in the Saratoga cemetery.

Mrs. Warren died Saturday morning following an illness of two years. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. today from the Middleton mortuary, Ridgeville, and will lie in state until 2 p. m.

Survivors are the husband, Carl; one son, Captain John C. Warren, stationed in Africa with the army medical corps; one grandson; the mother, Mrs. Samantha Spers, near Five points north of Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Blanch DeVoss, near Parker.

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

Death claims William Magill.

William (Billy) Magill, 87, died Monday at 2:15 a. m. at the Otterbein United Brethren home near Lebanon, Ohio. He was a lifelong resident of the Salamonia community.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. (CWT) Wednesday at the Fraze funeral home, Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mr. Magill was born in Carter county, Ky., February 14, 1856, to Charles and Hannah (Wilkins) Magill. He attended the Horney school northeast of Union City and was a member of the United Brethren church. He had been in ill health the past four years and had failed rapidly during the past year. He was engaged in farming until 1919, when he retired. His wife died in 1936.

Survivors are a son, Oscar Magill, Ansonia route 1; a half-brother, Reece Magill, Salyersville, Ky.; a grandson, Eugene Magill, Greenville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Helen G. Mitchell, Ansonia route 1, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Arnold funeral to be today.

John Arnold, 65, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon Arnold, former residents of Hillgrove, died Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. C. Louck in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held today at Dayton at 1:30 p. m. and burial will follow in the Union City cemetery.

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

Local woman's mother dies.

Mrs. S. Z. Smith, wife of the late Rev. S. Z. Smith, died Monday afternoon at Troy, Ohio.

Funeral services are to be held at the Troy Church of the Brethren at 2 p. m. (EWT) Wednesday with burial in the Harris Creek cemetery at Bradford, Ohio.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Alva Minnich, Union City route 1.

Rev. Smith, who died 13 years ago, and Mrs. Smith traveled in 43 states as evangelists.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 24, 1943

Navy lists James M. Bailey, Jr., missing in action after loss of cruiser Helena at Battle of Kula gulf.

Mother lives in hope son will be found.

James Monroe Bailey, Jr., fireman first class aboard the cruiser Helena which was sunk in the Kula gulf July 5-6, has been listed as missing in action according to a telegram received last night by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bailey, Sr., Winchester route 2.

The telegram was the first definite word about their son that Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have received since the battle, but Mrs. Bailey, with tears streaming down her cheeks, said that she was living in hope that he would be found.

"I can't believe that he's gone," Mrs. Bailey kept saying. "But some of us have to make such sacrifices."

The telegram, signed by Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, chief of navy personnel, read:

The navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, James Monroe Bailey, Junior, fireman first class, U. S. navy is missing following action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. The department appreciates your great anxiety but details not now available and delay in receipt thereof must necessarily be expected.

James Bailey enlisted in the navy on June 6, 1939, and was assigned to the Helena when she was commissioned in October of the same year. He has served aboard her ever since that time. He attended McKinley school, near Winchester, and finally high school at Saratoga where he played on the basketball team. Before his enlistment, he was employed by the Painter mortuary at Ridgeville and while still in school he operated a newspaper agency in Winchester.

The Helena sustained damage in the bombing of Pearl Harbor and for several months following that raid was receiving repairs. Bailey was last home in March, 1942, and his parents received a letter from him three weeks ago. A brother, Pfc. Albert B. Bailey, is stationed at Amarillo Army Air Flying school, Amarillo, Texas.

[Note -- James Monroe Bailey, Jr. was later declared killed in action.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 24, 1943

Rev. Pantle dies suddenly at Powers.

The Rev. Jacob Pantle, 82, who during a career of more than sixty years as a minister served fifteen charges in western Ohio and eastern Indiana, died unexpectedly at 5:20 a. m. Friday at the home of a son, Shelby, at Power's Station, Ind., from the effects of a heart attack.

Formerly of Greenville, Ohio, Rev. Pantle had lived with his son, an only child, since the death of his wife, Ella, in 1939.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home, Greenville, Ohio, but pending word from relatives no funeral arrangements will be completed.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 30, 1860 in Lancaster Co., OH, the son of John Pantle and Katherine Holwager (both b. in Germany). Additionally he was survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters (not named). Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Abbottsville church in charge of Biship Clippinger and Rev. Henry. Burial was made in the Abbottsville Cemetery. He was a member of the IOOF, the Masons and the Scottish Rite. He was buried with Masonic ceremony by his home lodge at New Madison, Ohio.]

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

Local man's daughter dies.

Mrs. Mary Weaver, 40, wife of Charles Weaver, Greenville radio dealer, died at 11:45 a. m. today at her residence, 405 Martin street, after an extended illness.

Surviving are the husband, two sons, Robert Charles and William, both at home; her father, Ira McClain, of Union City; three half-brothers, Robert McClain, Richmond; Emerson McClain, Williamsburg, and Vernie McClain, who serves with an army unit overseas, and four half-sisters.

Funeral services are to be conducted at Grace Lutheran church, East Water street, at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Martin A. Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Stocker funeral home where friends may call until the hour of services.

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

Death claims Mrs. Deeter.

Mrs. Anna Myrtle Deeter, 49, wife of William J. Deeter, of Palestine, died Sunday morning at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a three-week's illness.

Mrs. Deeter was born and reared in Wayne township, near Versailles and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her father was the late Alvro Leedom.

Besides the husband, she leaves five sons, Sgt. Harold Deeter, Jackson, Mississippi, and Richard, Wilbur, Paul and Olen Lee, at home; Three daughters, Mrs. William Knott, Detroit, Mich.; Treva Deeter, Dayton and Carol at home; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leedom, Versailles and four brothers, Ollie Leedom, Ansonia; Walter and Elmer Leedom, both of Versailles and Henry Leedom, Anderson, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Stelvideo Christian church. Burial will be in the Stelvideo cemetery.

Friends may call at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, until the hour of services.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born June 25, 1894 in Wayne Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Alvro Leedom and Elizabeth Malone (both b. in Adams County, Ohio).]

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

Mrs. Lewetta Reading dies at Eaton; funeral is Tuesday.

Eaton, Ind., July 26 - Mrs. Lewetta Reading, 75, a widely acquainted resident of Eaton, died at her home at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning after a brief illness. The body was removed to the Briggs funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Elmer Molk. Burial will be made in Granville cemetery.

Mrs. Reading is survived by her husband, Windsor; two sons, Harry Reading of Muncie, and Henry Reading of Eaton, and one brother, Henry Jessup of Union City.

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

Robert Barrett, 32, killed in plane crash at Sheppard Field.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Barrett, of Deerfield, have been notified by the war department of the death of their son, Robert, 32, death occurring at a base hospital at Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mr. Barrett, in civil service for the past year as teachers instructor, was fatally injured Sunday afternoon in an airplane accident at Sheppard Field, Tex., suffering severe facial cuts, a broken jaw, and other cuts and bruises Death was thought due to internal injuries and shock.

Details of the accident are lacking, although it is thought Mr. Barrett was flying his own plane at the time.

The deceased is survived, other than by the parents, by the wife, the former Doris Pitcher of Winchester.

Mr. Barrett was a graduate of Jefferson high school at Deerfield and Ball State college.

Disposition of the body and funeral arrangements were not known last night.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Deerfield Methodist church. Interment was made in the Reitenour cemetery.]

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

Mrs. Sprowl dies at home; rites Thursday.

Mrs. Clara Matilda Sprowl, 218 South Plum street, died at 11 a. m. Tuesday at her residence following a heart attack suffered Saturday. She was born in Brown township, Darke county, October 24, 1871, and had lived in Indiana about 20 years. She attended the Harper school.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Brooks funeral home and burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery, east of Union City. Rev. D. G. Berkebile will be in charge.

Survivors are the husband, William H. Sprowl, to whom she was married in 1923; one son, Walter Ray Good; one grandson, Gerald Ray Good and one sister, Katie Rhynard, Lima, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 30, 1943

Ephraim Anderson dies at New Castle; services Saturday.

Ephraim P. Anderson, about 80, died at the Maple Nursing home in New Castle Wednesday afternoon.

Graveside services will be at the Spartanburg cemetery at 10 a. m. Saturday. The body has been taken to the Davis funeral home in New Castle where friends may call.

Survivors are one son, Ernest; one brother, Carlton, Milton; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Anderson formerly lived in the Lynn community.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 31, 1943

Funeral services for Walter G. Parry, prominent Winchester attorney, will be conducted Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services for Walter G. Parry, 70, prominent Randolph county attorney who died at the Randolph County hospital Friday at 12:30 a. m. will be conducted at the residence, 332 South Meridian street, Winchester, at 4 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester where friends may call after 2 p. m.

Mr. Parry had been bedfast for four weeks at his home and was confined to the hospital for the last two weeks.

Walter G. Parry was born in Richmond March 30, 1873, the son of George and Anna (Larsh) Parry, both natives of Wayne county. The Parry family came from Pennsylvania and the Larsh family from New Jersey, both being pioneer settlers of Wayne county.

The family came to Randolph county and settled on a farm near Lynn, where Mr. Parry lived until he was 17 years of age. He then came to Winchester and became affiliated with the offices of the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad, with which he remained for three years in various capacities of different points along the line.

Deciding to follow the legal profession, Mr. Parry in 1892 entered the law office of J. S. Engle and was admitted to the bar in 1894. He then formed a partnership with Mr. Engle which continued until September, 1899, when Frederick R. Caldwell became a member of the firm, the new firm continuing until 1908 when Mr. Engle was elected to the judgeship.

Then the firm of Caldwell and Parry was formed and continued until September 1, 1913 when Mr. Caldwell became judge of the Indiana appellate court.

For several years he practiced alone, seven years ago becoming associated with William A. Guthell, now president of the Randolph County bar association.

Politically Mr. Parry was a Republican, serving three times as secretary of the central committee. In the fall of 1906 he was elected mayor of Winchester, serving one term, being the first mayor under the new codification law. The first brick street paving in Winchester was done during Mr. Parry's administration as mayor.

It was said yesterday that Mr. Parry had participated in one-third of the criminal practice in Randolph circuit court during his lifetime. One of the most prominent cases was that of the Eddie Kelley gang which robbed the Ridgeville bank several years ago. Attorney for the bank at that time, Mr. Parry assisted in the prosecution, convictions resulting.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 2, 1943

Ben Skidmore, Darke Co. native, claimed by death.

A native and lifelong resident of Darke county, O., Benjamin Franklin Skidmore, 84, retired farmer and former trustee of Washington township, died Sunday at 6:15 a. m. after an illness of one and one half years at his residence, seven miles south of Union City on the Greenville-Winchester road. Mr. Skidmore died in the same house where he was born and resided throughout a long and active life, and on the same farm where his father was born.

Mr. Skidmore was born on January 21, 1859, the son of Samuel and Susan (Rarick) Skidmore. He attended the county schools and later was graduated from Lebanon college, Lebanon, O. He was united in marriage with Ida Creviston, at her residence in Darke county, on May 22, 1884. Mr. Skidmore was a member of the Carnahan Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the residence, with Rev. W. W. Wilson, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the Sharpeye cemetery.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Elmer Snell, of Greenville rural route 4; Omer Skidmore, Union City rural route 4; Mrs. O. K. Brock, Pleasant Lake; Robert Skidmore, Greenville, O., and John Skidmore, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Alexander, of Fountain City, and Mrs. Frank Kester, Union City.

The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence Monday afternoon after which time friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 2, 1943

Fowler rites to be Tuesday; son to return.

Funeral services for George J. Fowler, 63, for more than ten years an employe of the Saratoga elevator, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Praise Chapel Church of God on the Jay-Randolph county line. Rev. R. O. Marsh of Saratoga will officiated and burial will be in the Praise Chapel cemetery.

The body was returned Sunday from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence.

Mr. Fowler died suddenly of a heart attack Friday night shortly after a son, Pvt. Virgil Fowler, had been taken to Muncie after spending a furlough at home from Camp Livingston, La. A telegram notifying him of his father's death was awaiting him at camp when he arrived early Sunday morning and he will return to his home sometime tonight.

Mr. Fowler was born June 3, 1880 in Randolph county, the son of Samuel H. and Lydia (Puderbaugh) Fowler. On February 28, 1917 he was married to Clara L. Andrews, who survives with two sons, Pvt. Virgil and Lloyd K. of near Winchester; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Retta Waren of North Salem, Mrs. Jennie McCartney of near Saratoga, Francis Fowler of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Della Martin of Kalamazoo, Mich., and John R. Fowler of Detroit, and one grandson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 3, 1943

Hildbold rites this afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (CWT) today in the Fort Recovery Trinity Lutheran church for John Hildbold, 81, who died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday at 9:30 p. m. at his home east of Fort Recovery. He had been in failing health for several months.

Officiating at the last rites will be Rev. D. R. Honn, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Springhill cemetery.

A retired farmer, Mr. Hidbold is survived by the wife, Emma; one son, Leo of Fort Recovery; one daughter, Mrs. E. V. Arbaugh of Union City; two brothers, Henry and Samuel of Celina, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary Weil of Bryant, Ind., and three grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 3, 1943

Brock last rites held near Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the residence, four miles south of Ft. Recovery, for Harvey M. Brock, 80, who died Friday afternoon.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, on March 10, 1863, the son of Daniel and Jemima Ann (Weaver) Brock.

On November 11, 1886, he was united in marriage to Emma Heis, who survives together with two sons, Elmer, of near Coldwater, and Floyd, of near Ft. Recovery. One son died in infancy. Also surviving are three brothers, William and Abe, of near Ft. Recovery, and Jack, of Ft. Recovery, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Miller, of Dayton, and Mrs. Fannie Briner, of Rose Hill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 3, 1943

Ex-resident is claimed by death.

Chester Johnson, 77, former Winchester resident, died at his home in Hammond Monday morning.

The body will arrive in Winchester Wednesday and be taken to the Summers funeral home, from where last rites will be announced.

Surviving are the wife, Clara; two sisters, Mrs. Kruse and Mrs. I. R. Hays of Toledo, Ohio, and one brother, Parker Johnson of near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 4, 1943

W. E. Kagey, Greenville, dead; funeral Wednesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the Miller funeral home in Greenville for William E. Kagey, 70, superintendent of gas distribution for the Western Ohio Public Service company, who died Sunday in the Wayne hospital following a heart attack. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Immediate services include two sons, Lt. Daniel Kagey, Nashville, Tenn., and Yoeman William Edward Kagey, Jr. who serves at a naval armed guard center in South Brooklyn, N. Y.; two daughter, Mrs. Del Lamy, Greenville, and Kathleen, at home; one granddaughter and a sister, Miss Grace Kagey, of Ashland, O.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that William Edward Kagey was born Aug. 14, 1873 in Auburn, IN, the son of Daniel Kagey and Rhoda Forbes (she was b. in Wooster, OH). He was widowed but his wife was named Mabel Rose Kagey.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 6, 1943

Plan funeral today for young mother; carbolic acid victim.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for Mrs. Jeannette Holliday, 21, mother of a three-year-old daughter, who committed suicide Wednesday by drinking carbolic acid. Rev. Leo McKinley will be in charge of the funeral, and burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The act was committed at her home, 409 Walnut street, Winchester, late Wednesday morning, death occurring at 1 p. m. in the Randolph County hospital.

The young woman is survived by the husband, Charles; a daughter, Ilona; the father, Walter Kearney of Oklahoma; two sisters, Marilyn and Yvonne, of near Winchester; two brothers Elliott Kearney of Great Lakes, Ill., and Gordon, of Winchester, and the grandmother, Mrs. Linnie Cross, of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 7, 1943

Max V. Brown, 23, passes away at Robert Long.

Max V. Brown, 23, former resident of Lynn and graduate of Lynn high school, died Thursday at 8 p. m. at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis where he had been rushed the same day for treatment. He had been ill at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown of near Lynn, for the last five weeks.

Mr. Brown lived at 903 East Eighth street, Muncie, and was employed at the Durham Manufacturing company.

Surviving other than the parents are the wife, Sarah; one daughter, Eue Ann; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Mercer of Betterayle, Cal.; Janet and Betty at home, and one brother, Jerry Joe at home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter of Leesburg, Ohio, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

Friends may call at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn after 2 p. m. today until 9 a. m. Monday at which time the body will taken to the home of the parents where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 9, 1943

Retired farmer, Spartanburg native, is buried Sunday.

Portland, Ind., Aug. 8 --- Charles W. Manning 71, retired farmer, died at the Jay County hospital of heart disease and complications Thursday. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past week.

He was born in Spartanburg, October 21, 1865, where he and his family resided until seven years ago, when they moved to Portland. His wife preceded him in death February 23, 1942.

Surviving are five sons, Claude of Richmond, Raymond of Bryant, Roy of Redkey, Carl of Dayton, O., and Noel of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Ward of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Belle Elliott of Dayton, O.; twenty-three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Williamson chapel with Rev. H. G. Perry, of Salamonia, officiating. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 9, 1943

Russell Pegg found dead in Cincinnati.

Russell G. Pegg, 48, of Winchester, was found dead along the C. & O. railroad tracks at the outskirts of Cincinnati Sunday morning. The body is to be returned to the Gray funeral home at Hagerstown.

Details of Mr. Pegg's death were not known last night. It was reported here that he was dressed in trainmen's clothing.

First report here was called to Sheriff Kora E. Davis when about 11 a. m. the Hamilton, Ohio county sheriff notified the Randolph county officer by telephone. It also was broadcast over WKRC, Cincinnati radio station.

Roll Pegg, a brother living near Carlos, was notified by Sheriff Davis, who made arrangements for the return of the body.

The deceased is survived by four brothers, Roll of Carlos, Herbert of Farmland, John W. of Richmond and Elvin of Green's Fork; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Halstead and Mrs. Roger Amburn of near Cambridge City, and one son, Jimmy who lives at Green's Fork.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 10, 1943

Alice E. Bowen dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Alice E. Bowen, 74, died at 2 p. m. Monday at her home in Lynn.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond and Bert of near Lynn and Charles of Hammond; one brother, Charles W. Moore of Richmond, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and four nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Walter Greek Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence to where the body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 10, 1943

Milton Detamore dies in Ridgeville.

Milton Detamore, 77, retired carpenter and former Franklin township justice of the peace, died at his home in Ridgeville at noon Monday. Death followed an extended illness.

The body was taken to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparation and this afternoon will be returned to the residence where friends may call.

Surviving are the wife, Alice, and one daughter, Mrs. R. S. Grennwood of New Winchester, Ind.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Ridgeville Evangelical church in charge of Rev. W. A. Harrington. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Converse.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 10, 1943

Rossburg 4-year-old eats rat poison, dies.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. today in the Rossburg Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating for Donald Ray Whittaker, 4, who died Sunday seven hours after eating a small quantity of poisonous past used to kill rats. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Whittaker, residing two miles southeast of Rossburg. Burial will be in the Rossburg cemetery.

Besides the father and mother, he leaves eight brothers and sisters, Nevin, Marion, Roger, Robert, Martha, Doris, Marcile and Evelyn, all at home, and three grandparents, Mrs. and Ms. A. J. Hoschouer, of Rossburg rural route, and Mrs. Nettie Whittaker Martin, of Toledo.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born January 19, 1939, the son of Herman Whittaker and Pauline Hoschouer (both b. in Darke Co.).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 11, 1943

Ridgeville man drops dead in Union City.

Charles Young, 56, of Ridgeville, retired salesman and sales counselor, died suddenly of a heart attack at 2 p. m. Tuesday while shopping in the Veit and Son market on West Oak street in Union City.

He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the last three years.

Surviving are the wife, Kitty, the father and three sisters, all of Kansas City, Mo.

The body was taken from Union City by the Fraze funeral home to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville for burial preparation.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the mortuary for Charles F. Young, age 57. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Kitty; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philo R. Young, of Lawrence, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia McGrew, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. W. H. K. Bennett, of Winnetka, Ill.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 13, 1943

Retired Lynn merchant dies.

Clifton Bert Tharp, 70, retired Lynn merchant, died at 4:30 a. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are the wife, Mabel; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Scott of Dayton, Ohio; one son, Harold of near Lynn, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Friends may call after 10 a. m. today at the Lynn home, to where the body will be removed from the Thomas mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 14, 1943

Former member of Union City council claimed by death.

Michael Stebleton, 81, former city councilman and superintendent of the water works, died at 9:30 p. m. Friday at his home, 220 North Walnut street, Union City, death following a serious illness of seven weeks. He had been in failing health for three years.

Mr. Stebleton was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, April 26, 1862, the son of Samuel and Sally (Olinger) Stebleton. He was married to Sarah Alswoger on October 22, 1895.

A mechanic by trade, he was one of the first in Union City being connected with the Charles Barrett and Ollie Gist garages in the early days of the automobile. Mr. Stebleton attended the Polk school near Dayton, was a member of the Methodist church and the I. O. O. F. lodge. A former member of the Ridgeville-Union City band, he was last employed by the Charles W. Rice company of Union City.

Surviving are the wife, five children, Edwin E., Fred C., Mrs. Hattie Hardesty, Mrs. Elberta Lahey, all of Union City, and Mrs. Pauline Shepherd of Greenville; one brother, Samuel of Dayton, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 a. m. (CWT) at the residence in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Polk cemetery near Englewood, Ohio. Friends may call this evening at the Fraze funeral home in Union City and after 10 a. m. Sunday at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 16, 1943

Oregon auto accident claims lives of girls hitchhiking to Camp White.

Two Darke county young women, Miss Viola Wilker, 18, daughter of Mrs. Anna Wilker, residing north of Woodington [Ansonia rural route 1], and Mrs. Emma (Wine) McNutt, 23, daughter of Mrs. William Miller, Deerfield road, Union City, were killed Friday night when involved in an automobile accident on the Pendleton-LaGrande highway near Pendleton, Oregon. Miss Wilker was killed instantly and Mrs. McNutt was fatally injured in the accident.

State Police Sgt. William Roach said the driver of the car told him that he had picked the young women up in Idaho. He sustain only minor injuries.

Miss Wilker and Mrs. McNutt left their homes on August 7, in spite of protests made by their mothers, to hitchhike to Camp White, Ore., near Medford, where they intended to visit Clarence J. Wilker, a brother of Viola's, stationed at the camp. No word had been received from them since their departure.

Mrs. McNutt is survived by the husband, Claude; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, Union City, and three brothers.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed for either victim Sunday night.

[The remains of Mrs. Emma (Wine) McNutt were interred at Pendleton, Oregon.]

[Funeral services were conducted on August 23rd at the Miller Funeral Home, Greenville for Miss Viola Wilker. Rev. Frank Thomas officiated. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery. Besides the mother and the brother in the service, Miss Wilker is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elden Strawser, also of Ansonia rural route 1, and another brother, Edward, at home.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 16, 1943

Funeral is conducted for Henry infant.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 4 p. m. at the residence of the parents on Wall street, Union City, for Katherine Henry, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry. The child died Saturday morning four hours after is birth Friday night in the Union City hospital.

Surviving besides the parents, six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Louva Henry, paternal grandmother, Union City, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox, maternal grandparents, Union City.

Services were under the direction of the Fraze funeral home, Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiated. Burial followed in the Snell cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 17, 1943

Mrs. Smith dies in Piqua hospital.

Relatives in this community are mourning the death of Mrs. Thelma (Reeves) Smith, 18 Oxford street, Troy, O., wife of Clifford Smith, who died Sunday on her thirty-sixth birthday anniversary. Death occurred at Memorial hospital, Piqua, O., following a long illness.

The deceased was the youngest daughter of Charles L. and Jessie (Hoke) Reeves, of Winchester.

Surviving besides her parents and husband are two sisters Mrs. H. L. (Muriel) Christman and Mrs. R. J. (Retha) Buckingham, of Piqua; three brothers, Charles L. Reeves, Jr., and John Robert Reeves, all of Union City, and William Gilbert Reeves, of Thurmont, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the St. John's church in Troy at 1:30 p. m. (EWT) Wednesday, where she was a member. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City. Friends may call at the residence anytime before the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 17, 1943

Roger E. Butcher succumbs in Texas.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Monday morning in San Antonio, Texas, of Roger E. Butcher, former resident of this community. Death resulted from injuries sustained in the first World War.

Surviving are the wife, Olivia, San Antonio, and a sister, Mrs. Fred McK. Ruby, West Division street, Union City.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but burial will be in the national cemetery in San Antonio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 17, 1943

Dan W. Ganger, local teacher, dies suddenly.

Daniel W. Ganger, 58, history and social science teacher in the Union City East Side school, former Washington township, Darke county, clerk, and an active figure in the community civic life, died suddenly at 11 p. m. Sunday in the yard at his home, four and one-half miles southeast of Union City.

Mr. Ganger, son of George and Dora (Fertig) Ganger, was born on December 29, 1884, in Washington township where he resided all of his life. A teacher for the past 41 years, he had instructed in many of the county schools. He attended several institutions of higher education, the last being the college at Cedarville, O. He was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church and an officer in that community's grange, including the post of master, for the past seven years. He was united in marriage with Linnie Potts in August 1904.

Surviving besides the widow are three sons, Paul, of Dayton, O.; Richard, serving with the United States armed forces and Webster at home; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Sullenbarger, of Washington township, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Hillgrove Federated church in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry of Salamonia. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home to the residence Tuesday at 3 p. m., after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 19, 1943

Corwin rites today in Ansonia church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) today in the Ansonia Christian church for Oscar M. Corwin, 87, retired Darke county farmer, who died Monday at his home in Ansonia. Interment will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

Mr. Corwin was born in Preble county but moved to the Ansonia vicinity more than 60 years ago. He was a member of both the Ansonia Christian church and the I. O. O. F. lodge.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Leota; a half-brother, Clint Corwin, of Van Wert; one half-sister, Mrs. Iva Sovine, of Bunker Hill, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 19, 1943

Ida O. Bickel claimed by death.

Mrs. Ida O. Bickel, 78, of 337 North Walnut street, Union City, Ohio, died at her home Wednesday at 5 p. m., death being due to a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for one week.

Mrs. Bickel was born in Darke county on July 18, 1865, the daughter of William R. and Rebecca (Studebaker) Baker. She was married to Byrum C. Rogers who died in 1909 and later to Daniel Bickel who died several years ago. A member of the Methodist church, Mrs. Bickel had been a resident of Union City for 34 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Gladys Rogers, teacher in the Union City East Side school; a brother, W. E. Baker of Parker, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna ______ of Greenville and Mrs. Ella Reiling of Brookville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 20, 1943

Harry Arthur, 60, dies suddenly near Saratoga.

Harry Arthur, 60, of Saratoga, for several years agent for the Farmers Mutual Insurance company of Indianapolis, died suddenly at 6 p. m. Thursday at the farm two miles north of Saratoga. He had gone into a pasture field after cattle when stricken with a heart attack.

Mr. Arthur was born June 16, 1883 in Randolph county, the son of Albert and Ruah (Coats) Arthur. On February 6, 1904 he was married to Cora Sipe, who survives with one sister and three brothers: Nellie, wife of Orville Coddington of southeast of Saratoga, Lester of Spartanburg, Clifford of Muncie and Merle of near Parker. Two infant sons and a brother preceded him in death.

The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence this afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church, of which Mr. Arthur was a member, in charge of Rev. Milton Persons. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 20, 1943

Michael rites today; war worker victim train-auto collision.

Funeral services for William Michael, 62, of Greenville rural route 2, killed Tuesday in a train-auto collision near Bear's Mill, five miles east of Greenville, will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. The Rev. E. V. Loucke, Greenville, will officiate. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery.

The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday morning as Michael, who live about two miles west of Bear's Mill, was enroute to work at the Waco Aircraft company in Troy. His car was struck by an east-bound Pennsylvania freight train at what is known as the Angling Road crossing. Death was attributed to a skull fracture.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Laura May; four sons, Lowell, Dayton; Dale, Sidney; Joyce of Greenville rural route 2, and William, Jr. who serves in the navy; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Schafer, Greenville rural route 1, and Mrs. Ruth Rhodes and Mrs. Catherine Sharp, both of Greenville; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Alspaugh, of near Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 20, 1943

Former resident of near Union City is claimed by death.

The early Thursday morning death of Mrs. Charles E. Isenhouer, 80, former resident of south of Union City, was followed eight hours later by the death of her granddaughter, Mrs. Marjorie Hoffman, 21, of Greenville. Mrs. Isenhouer died at her home four miles southwest of Greenville.

Mrs. Isenhouer is survived by the husband, one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City with burial in the Palestine cemetery.

Mrs. Hoffman is survived by the husband, Ray; the father, a 19-month-old son, two brothers and two sisters. Her services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EWT) in the Grace Lutheran church at Greenville in charge of Rev. Martin Wagner, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state the Marjorie Lucille Hoffman was born May 12, 1922 at Arba, IN, the daughter of Ray Isenhouer and Nancy Naomi McClure (both b. in Darke Co., OH). Her husband was Charles Edward Hoffman and her son was named Richard.]

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary Merl Isenhouer was born Nov. 23, 1862 in West Alexander, OH, the daughter of Coble Ware and Rebecca Saylor (both b. in West Alexander, OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 21, 1943

J. G. Caldwell, 70, passes away.

Joseph G. Caldwell, 70, auto mechanic, framer and teacher, died at 8:30 p. m. at his home, 623 North Columbia street, death following a few days of serious illness. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Mr. Caldwell was born in Darke county on December 15, 1872, son of David and Margaret (Hindsley) Caldwell. On October 4, 1895 he was married to Pearl Stone who survives with one son, Lester, northeast of Union City; one sister, Louise Caldwell of Long Beach, Cal.; one niece, Mrs. Joe McNinch of Washington, D. C., and two grandchildren.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of the Church of Christ and the Elks club.

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

[Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment was made in the New Lisbon cemetery northwest of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 21, 1943

John Wright, 86, dies in Detroit.

John Wright, 86, former resident of Union City, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William (Grace) Wortz. Of late years he had made his home in the West, and during the past year he had resided with his daughter. The deceased will be remembered locally as the brother of C. K. Wright, former Union City funeral director, now deceased.

Surviving besides the daughter are three grandsons.

The body will arrive Saturday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the Union City cemetery at 3:30 p. m., with Rev. H. A. Barth, pastor of the Lutheran church, officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 21, 1943

Accident is fatal to man, 54.

Leland L. Pegg, about 54, of Deerfield, a mechanic for the Randolph county highway department, died at 7 p. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital, death being due to a crushed skull suffered in an accident two hours earlier at the highway garage south of Winchester.

An employe of the department for the last four months, Mr. Pegg was helping to construct a gravel bin when one side of a steel frame slipped from a hoist and pinned him between the two steel frames.

The body was taken to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville and will be removed to the residence this evening.

Surviving are the wife, Edna; two sons, Ivan of Deerfield and Charles at home; the mother, Mrs. Nancy Ellen Pegg of Winchester, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield church in charge of Revs. Zelma Mills and Milton Persons. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1943

Heart attack proves fatal to Jerry W. Shull.

Jerry W. Shull, 56, telegraph operator at the Pennsylvania railroad station at Ridgeville, died Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at his home one mile east of Saratoga, death being due to a heart attack suffered when he reported for work at 7 a. m.

Surviving are the wife, four brothers, William of Logansport, Oscar and Robert of Indianapolis and Frank of Burnettsville, and one sister, Myrtle Shull of Burnettsville.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence this afternoon.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren church in Saratoga, Wednesday afternoon with Rev. C. D. Hancock in charge. Burial was made in the Saratoga Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 24, 1943

Julia Stump rites near Coletown today.

Mrs. Julia A. Stump, 87, widow of the late Sanford Stump, died Saturday evening at the home of a son, Levi W. "Wes" Duvall, one mile northwest of Coletown, after a lingering illness.

Her husband's death occurred in 1931.

Immediate survivors include one other son, Perry Duvall, of Ansonia, rural route 1; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two step-children, Simon Stump, of Ft. Recovery rural route and Mrs. Jacob Compton, Union City; and two sisters, Belle Anderson, of Dunkirk, and Dolly Anderson, Newark, Ohio.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) today at the son's residence near Coletown with Rev. Ira Blocker officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Julia Ann Stump was born July 22, 1856 in Green Co., OH, the daughter of John Shaw and Jane Kenny.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 25, 1943

George Clevenger claimed by death.

George Gilbert Clevenger, 86, retired farmer, died at 4:15 a. m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter (Sophia) Woods, 730 Union street, Union City, following an extended period of ill health.

The deceased was born in Preble county, Ohio, on May 9, 1857, the son of George W. and Catherine (Ebersole) Clevenger. He attended the Jackson township, O., schools and was united in marriage with Martha Ann Bose in Greenville in 1885. She has been deceased since 1891. Mr. Clevenger was a member of the Union City United Brethren church and had been a resident of Union City for the past 21 years.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City United Brethren church, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Woods, and four grandchildren, Miss Bessie Woods of Richmond; Miss Maxine Woods, Glena Woods and Mrs. C. F. Elliott, all of Union City.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of the daughter Wednesday at 10 a. m., after which time friends are invited to call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 25, 1943

George Singer, Ansonia soldier, reported killed near Sicily.

Tech. Sgt. George A. Singer, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Singer, Ansonia, has been reported killed in action in the Mediterranean war zone.

His parents have not yet been officially notified of his death by the war department, but his wife, Elloise Huddle Singer, has received a letter of sympathy from the chaplain of the 36th Troop Carrier Squadron which revealed that Sgt. Singer had lost his life in the crash of an army transport plane. The wife lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huddle, near Ansonia.

The letter disclosed that the transport plane on which Sgt. Singer served as a crew chief had crashed while carrying paratroopers from north Africa to Sicily.

Although the crash occurred three miles off shore, it was stated that the bodies had been recovered and that burial would be in a military cemetery, presumably in Italy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 26, 1943

Cora Fields, 74, dies in Saratoga.

Mrs. Cora Fields, 74, died at her home in Saratoga Tuesday at 11:30 p. m. after a six-year illness.

Surviving are the husband, W. M. Fields; one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Derringer of Peru; two brothers, E. C. Ballard of Ridgeville and Wilson Ballard of Detroit, Mich., two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church with burial in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga.

The body will be returned to the residence Friday afternoon from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 26, 1943

Frank Study, 60, former resident, is dead at Dayton, O.

Frank Study, 60, native of Wayne township, died at his home in Dayton, Ohio, late Tuesday night. Surviving are the wife, four children and two brothers, Ora A., of Winchester and Leonard of California.

Mr. Study lived in Randolph county until 25 years ago when he left farming and became affiliated with General Motors in 1914.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Ora Study and daughter, Mabel Louise, and Dr. and Mrs. Carl Study of Winchester will attend the last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 26, 1943

Funeral service today for Rose Hill farmer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the May and Riffle funeral home in Ft. Recovery for Frank Theodore Caryer, 77, who died Monday at his home at Rose Hill, O. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, on September 23, 1865.

On March 26, 1890 he was united in marriage to Anna H. Grilliott, who survives together with two sons, Earl, of near Ft. Recovery, and Glenn, of Rossburg, Ohio.

He was a farmer and had resided near Rose Hill his entire life.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 28, 1943

Death claims Samuel Harnish

A serious illness of six weeks ended Thursday at 11:30 p. m. with the death of Samuel E. Harnish, 88, at his residence, 111 Chestnut street, Union City. He had been in failing health for several months.

Born at New Carlisle, O., on March 3, 1855, son of John T. and Rebecca (Rupe) Harnish, Mr. Harnish was the last surviving member of the family of seven children. He lived at several places including Germantown, Ind.; Ridgeville, Ind., where he helped in the construction of the Pennsylvania railroad; Dayton, O., and in the Union City community since 1876.

Mr. Harnish was a plasterer by trade, and later a farmer residing south of Union City. Even after his retirement he followed his trade to a limited extent. On August 11, 1878 he was married to Mary A. Cole, who died on August 26, 1911. To this union four children were born, Blanche, who died in infancy; Harry, who was killed at the railroad crossing in Saratoga in 1924; Mrs. Mable Harter, of Union City, and Mrs. Dan (Mattie) Cotter, Union City.

On January 4, 1917, he was married to Mrs. Alice Ward, who died September 24, 1941.

During 11 years of his residency in Union City he was employed in the Hook Butter Tub factory. He was a lifelong member of the I. O. O. F. lodge, belonging to the Union City Christian church and for several years was a member of the Union City cemetery board.

Besides the two daughters, survivors include five grandchildren, Mary Shockney, Lawrence R. Harter, Barbara Cotter, Richard J. Cotter, all of Union City and James Cotter, in the army air corps stationed at Amarillo, Texas; two great grandchildren, Norma Jean and Lois Ann Shockney, of Union City, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Union City Christian church, with the pastor, Rev. W. W. Wilson, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City Saturday noon to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 30, 1943

Racetrack injury results in death.

Tracy E. Ganger, 69, apiarist and farmer residing in Washington township, Darke county, Ohio, five miles southeast of Union City, died Saturday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from injuries sustained Wednesday when he was run down by a race horse while walking across the track at the Darke county fairgrounds in Greenville.

A lifelong resident of Washington township, he was born April 26, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ganger. He attended the Springhill school. Mr. Ganger never married.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) in the Chapel of the Brook funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where friends are invited to call.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. William Frye, Mrs. Nettie Bienert, and Mrs. Joe Weber, of Anderson; and four brothers, Harry, Ed, John and Earl, also all of Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 30, 1943

William Leahey, painter, dies.

A heart ailment following more than a year of failing health, claimed the life of William E. Leahey, 56, at his residence on Railroad street, Union City, O., early Saturday morning. He had been seriously ill for five days prior to his death.

A painter by trade, and a former employe of the Kemper Furniture factory and the Big Four railroad, Mr. Leahey was born on March 7, 1887, at the site of his death, the son of Peter and Katie (Morley) Leahey. He attended the East Side and St. Mary's schools and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City.

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

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Anna Jack, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Catherine Delaney, of Chicago, and Miss Mary E. Leahey, of Union City, and one nephew, James Hile, serving in the United States armed forces and stationed at Nashville, Tenn.

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