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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 2, 1943

Dr. Helen McGowen dies in Greenville.

A sudden heart attack occurring at 9:45 p. m. Monday claimed the life of Dr. Helen Pierce McGowan, 52, well known Greenville osteopathic doctor and associate of the Greenville Osteopathic clinic.

She is survived by two daughters, Marianna, of Dayton, and Uneaten, at home, a son, James, also at home; her brother, Dr. Harvey Pierce, Greenville, and a niece and nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 2:30 p. m. today with Rev. Joseph Henry officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 2, 1943

John M. Tucker dies suddenly.

John M. Tucker, farmer residing four and one-half miles east of Ridgeville died suddenly at his residence at 10 p. m. Wednesday. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Tucker had appeared in good health until shortly before his death and had not been confined to bed.

Survivors are the widow, Laura M. Tucker; one son, Orville, near Ridgeville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Cottrell, Milford Center, Ohio; one grandson and one great granddaughter.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Miller, former pastor of the church, in charge. Burial was made in the Lawndale Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 3, 1943

Death claims Neal Davis.

Neal Macy Davis, 40, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. (Jack) Davis, passed away at 8:15 p. m. Wednesday at Irene Byron sanatorium, Fort Wayne, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge, and interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body has been removed to the home of the parents, 400 East South street, where friends may call.

Mr. Davis was born July 4, 1903, the son of A. J. (Jack) and Alice Butts Davis. Surviving, besides the parents, are one brother, Tarleton Davis of Winchester, and one sister, Louise Davis of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 3, 1943

John Chenoweth dies at Lynn.

John Porter (Port) Chenoweth, 61, an auto repairman by trade, died at 9:45 a. m. Thursday at his home in Lynn, death following an illness of several weeks.

Surviving are the wife, Lillie; four sons, Everett of near Williamsburg, Pfc. Marvin of North Africa, Chester of Centerville and Earl of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. John Beverly of near Lynn, Mrs. Leo Horn of Union City and Mrs. T. C. Love of Richmond; three brothers, Harry of Manistique, Mich., Ollie of West Manchester, Ohio, and Ernest of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn in charge of Rev. Thorn. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after noon today until noon Sunday when the body will be returned to the funeral home for last rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 4, 1943

Aged man dies in fall.

John Oliver Champ, 86, died at the Randolph County hospital Friday afternoon of injuries received earlier in the day when he fell from a second story window at the county infirmary.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where it will remain pending funeral arrangements.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Osborn, Ansonia, Ohio, and Mrs. Maude Brown, Ridgeville; and four sons, Albert of Ridgeville, Clyde of Albany, Sylvester of Union City, Ohio, and Herschel residing in Oregon. Seventeen grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive.

[Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning at the Ridgeville Nazarene church with Rev. N. B. Herrell in charge. Burial was made in the Ridgeville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 4, 1943

Portland woman is dead of injuries; Judge Moran hurt.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 3. --- Mrs. Elizabeth Scott Gagle, 74, of Portland, widow of Jacob Gagle, died at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist hospital at Fort Wayne, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident a week ago at Fort Wayne. Mrs. Earl Burdge and Judge James J. Moran, both of here, were injured as the machine struck a tree when Mrs. Burdge, the driver, was avoiding a collision with another automobile.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1943

Union City native dies in Dayton, O.; services there today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the Hoyne funeral home, East Third street, Dayton, O., for Mrs. Mabel (Dell) Baker, 67, former Union City resident, who died Saturday at 7 p. m. in the St. Elizabeth hospital after an illness of three months. Burial will be in the Woodland cemetery, Dayton.

The deceased was born in Union City the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jackson. Mrs. Jackson has been deceased a number of years, while the father, who resided for 30 years at the end of North State Line street in Union City, died 12 years ago.

Others preceding her in death are her husband, Fred Baker; an infant son, a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Schaffer; two brothers, John K. Jackson, of Dayton and Fred C. Jackson, of Union City.

Survivors include two grandsons, Virgil Landis, of Richmond, and Bruse Schaffer, of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. Emma Landis, of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews, including Miss Anna Lee Jackson, Miss Grace Jackson and Richard Ayers, all of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 7, 1943

Funeral for Mrs. Pickett to be today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pickett, 97, former resident of Lynn, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Effie Douglas in Versailles, Ohio, will be at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn at 2:30 p. m. today. Rev. Charles Hiatt will officiate and burial will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Mrs. Pickett was the widow of the late Rev. Henry Pickett who died 16 years ago.

Surviving are the daughter at whose home she died, one son, Earl, of near Lynn, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home until time for the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 8, 1943

Mrs. St. John dies following short illness.

Mrs. Bethana Ann St. John, 89, Union City route 5, died at her home at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday following a stroke of paralysis suffered Saturday. She was the widow of I. F. St. John who died in 1919.

Mrs. St. John, was born in Blackford county November 12, 1853, the daughter of William and Martha (Barber) Wright. She attended Blackford county schools and had resided in the Union City community since her marriage in 1873. She was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. (CWT) Friday at the Fraze chapel with Rev. R. H. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be at the Teegarden cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a. m. Thursday.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. George Miller, Union City; one son, John St. John, at home, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Another son, O'Dell, died in 1882.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 9, 1943

Mrs. Mae Olwine dies in Dayton.

Mrs. Mae Olwine, 71, former resident of Union City and Greenville, died early Wednesday morning in the St. Elizabeth hospital, Dayton, from a heart ailment and other complications. She had been in ill health for the past four years and in a serious condition for the past week. She had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hursey.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, near North Dayton, on February 3, 1872, the daughter of Christopher and Sarah Rofelty. She attended the Darke county schools and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Olwine resided in the Darke county community until 1927.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. (EWT) in the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Petry in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Oscar Olwine, of Dayton, and Carl Olwine, of St. Marys, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hursey and Mrs. Freda Kane, both of Dayton; one brother, Harvey Rofelty, of Lightsville, O.; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 10, 1943

Pat Ware, 76, stroke victim.

Following a paralytic stroke suffered Tuesday morning, Patrick Henry Ware, 76, retired Pennsylvania railroad track foreman, died Thursday at 2:15 a. m. at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Eli Rittgers, 427 East Main street, Union City, where he made his home.

Mr. Ware was born in Preble county, Ohio, on August 22, 1867. Before his retirement in 1934, he was employed for 42 years by the Pennsylvania real road, and for the last 36 years was a track foreman. He started to work in Union City and later was transferred to Woodington, O. His wife, Anna, died in 1939. Mr. Ware was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8 a. m. (CWT) in the St. Mary's church, with Rev. Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body has been removed from the Miller and Sons funeral home in Greenville to the Rittgers home on East Main street, Union City, where friends may call

Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Eli Rittgers, are two other daughters, Mrs. Richard Hastings, Dayton, O., and Mrs. Claude Loy, of Union City; one son, Roy Ware, of Woodington; one brother, Sylvester Ware, of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Irvin Bickle, of Union City, and Mrs. Charles Adams, Cadillac, Mich.; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. One daughter, Uldene, died in 1937.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was the son Kerry Ware (b. Kerry Co., Ireland) and Katheryn Deland (b. Ireland). His wife was Anna Letitia Ware. His daughter's name is spelled Ruttgers here.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 10, 1943

Relatives here mourn death of Mrs. Snook.

Mrs. H. B. Snook, 72, former resident of Union City, died Wednesday at 11:30 p. m. in Topeka, Kansas, according to word received here.

The deceased attended the East Side schools in Union City and later was united in marriage with Bernie Snook. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elam O'Dell, both deceased. Mrs. Snook left Randolph county more than forty years ago.

Surviving are the following: one daughter, Prieda, of Topeka; six sons, Albert, Clarence, Charles and Wilbur, all of Topeka; Reuben and Robert of California; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Stone, of Union City; Mrs. Effie Parker, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Francis Fry, of Muncie, and three brothers, John O'Dell, of Union City; Charles O'Dell, of Dayton, O., and Grover O'Dell, of Winchester.

No funeral arrangements have been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 13, 1943

J. J. Haselmire, Union City coal dealer, dies.

A coal and building supplies dealer in Union City for more than forty years, John Joseph Haselmire, 62, died Sunday at 5:15 a. m. at his residence, 508 North High street. Death followed a serious illness of eight weeks and an extended period of failing health.

John Haselmire was born in Union City on December 19, 1881, the son of Ottmar and Caroline (Osterhauf) Haselmire. He attended the St. Mary's school and on November 28, 1911, was united in marriage with Margaret Stack. Mr. Haselmire was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, K. of C. lodge and the B. P. O. E.

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

Surviving besides the widow, Margaret, are three sons, Ed of Dayton, Joseph, of Union City, and Jack, Camp McCoy, Wis., United States army; three daughters, Lieut. Nora Haselmire, in England with the United States army nursing corps.; Mary, resident nurse at St. Vincent's hospital, Indianapolis, and Miss Anna Haselmire, Union City; one brother, Capt. William of Miami, Florida, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Sanders, of Plymouth, Mich., and Mrs. Gertrude Lantz, of Logansport.

The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after noon Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 13, 1943

Moffett infant rites in Union City today.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. today in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home in Union City for the stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moffett, residing five miles south of Union City.

The infant was born Sunday at 1 p. m. in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

Besides the parents, several brothers and sisters survive. Mrs. Amazon Moffett, Union City, is the paternal grandmother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 14, 1943

Wayne township couple receive word of son's death in Australia.

Word from the office of the adjutant general, received Sunday night in the form of a telegram by Mr. and Mrs. William Keister, three miles southwest of Union City on rural route 4, stated that their son, Pvt. William Russell A. Keister, 29, died on September 7 somewhere in the southwest Pacific area.

The telegram read as follows: "Secretary of war asks that I assure you of his deep sympathy in the loss of your son, Pvt. William Russell A. Keister. Report received states he died September 7 in southwest Pacific area. Letter follows. Ulio, the adjutant general."

Pvt. Keister, a farmer in the South Salem community, was inducted on October 21, 1942, less than 11 months ago. Three weeks after his entrance in the army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, he left a port of embarkation for Hawaii where he received some type of schooling. Relatives stated yesterday that they had been unable to determine exactly what type of work he was specializing in, but that his letters had indicated that he had been stationed in Australia for the past month or six weeks. Mrs. Keister, his mother, received a letter last week written by him in August which indicated that he was well. A sister, Mrs. Ardonna Ozbun, of Winchester received a letter from Pvt. Keister yesterday which had been written on August 23. In the letter he spoke of preparing to have some work done on his teeth, but otherwise spoke of no illness.

Ordinarily, had his death resulted while in combat, the original word to the parents would have indicated as much. The letter is expected to reveal more particulars of his death.

Pvt. Keister was graduated in 1933 from the McKinley high school and prior to his induction, had assisted his father with the farm work. Mr. and Mrs. Keister have resided for the past nine years at their present location. Prior to that time they lived southeast of Winchester. A brother, Lt. Robert E. Keister, is a bombardier in the United States air forces and is stationed at Kearney, Neb.

Surviving besides the parents, are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Leroy Stephens, of east of Winchester; Mrs. Clem (Bertha) Turner, of New Paris, O.; Ralph Keister, of Winchester; Basil, of near Winchester; Mrs. Kenneth (Arnonna) Ozbun, Winchester, and Lt. Robert Keister.

[A later letter received from the adjutant general stated that Pvt. Keister died of a heart attack sustained on September 7, 1943. He was assigned to the 412th Infantry. No location of death or of his burial were given in the letter. However, letters written by him indicated that he was in Australia at the time of his death.

He was born on the Mrs. May Gray farm southeast of Winchester on March 30, 1914. He was inducted into military service at Ft. Benjamin Harrison Oct. 21, 1942. He went with the 19th U. S. Infantry to the southwest Pacific area.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Union City relatives mourn Daniels death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock this morning in the Baird chapel in Portland for Cassius E. Daniels, 87, retired rancher, who died Sunday afternoon at the Rivers Nursing Home in Portland. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

The deceased had been a rancher in Montana for 25 years, moving to the Portland community in 1922. He was born in Dayton, O., on November 8, 1856. He was married to Minnie Rex, who died in 1937.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Oliver and Mrs. Blanche Ebeling, residing southwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Mrs. Zora Crouse dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Zora Crouse, 59, died early Tuesday at the home of a niece, Mrs. Eugene Caron, Greenville, following a stroke sustained last Thursday. The deceased, a native of Jay county and a resident of Indianapolis for the past 15 years, had been at the home of the niece for one week.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Williamson funeral home in Portland, with Rev. J. H. Noll officiating. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery.

Surviving are three children, James F. Crouse and Donald E. Crouse, both of Portland, and Paul E. Crouse, of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Julia Ochlager, of Celina, O.; one half-sister, Mrs. Stella Kastner, of Portland; three granddaughters, and grandsons. The husband William C. Crouse, died in 1923.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 15, 1943

Father of Woodington woman passes away.

George C. DuBois, 91, died at noon Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Basil Zeck, near Greenville. He had been critically ill for the last two weeks.

Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Hattie Puterbaugh, of near Woodington, and Mrs. F. L. Judy, Marion, O.; and three sons, Frank DuBois, Greenville, R. R. 4; D. D. Dubois, Greenville R. R. 1, and Harold DuBois, Dayton.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Oct. 3, 1851 in Warren Co., OH, the son of Norman DuBois and Hannah VanKirk. He was a widower and his wife, Mary DuBois died Dec. 28, 1928. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Woodington Christian church, Rev. E. V. Louks in charge. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 16, 1943

Baird rites to be Friday.

Funeral services for Lee O. Baird, 61, superintendent of Delaware county schools for 21 years and a native of Randolph county, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the family residence, 745 North Mulberry street, Muncie.

Mr. Baird died at 6:50 p. m. Tuesday following a heart attack suffered Friday morning.

He resided on a farm east of Winchester during his childhood and was educated in the Randolph county schools. He had resided in Delaware county forty years.

He attended Valparaiso university and was a teacher in the Randolph county schools and the Muncie city schools for several years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 20, 1943

George Harman dies suddenly; county native.

George E. Harman, 68, native of Randolph county, and for the past 12 years a resident of Union City, died suddenly following a heart attack early Saturday morning at the home of a son, Earl, where he had been making his residence, at 925 North Howard street. He had been in failing health for several months.

The deceased, an employe of the Indiana state highway department, was born near Winchester on January 22, 1875, the son of Daniel and Mahala (Honour) Harman. He attended the District No. 4 school in White River township. Prior to his most recent employment, he was engaged in farming. Mr. Harman was united in marriage in 1900 with Olive O. Adamson, who died in 1935.

Surviving are two sons, Earl, in Union City and Daniel, of Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Edwards, of Winchester, and one brother, Victor Harman, of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Earl Harman residence, with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 20, 1943

Petty infant dies in Georgia; return body for burial here.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday at 11:30 a. m. at the Reitenour cemetery, near Ridgeville, for Wayne Byron Petty, of Dalton, Ga.

The body arrived Monday morning at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, from Dalton. Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church, officiated.

Mr. and Mrs. Petty were former residents of Union City, having their home on West Oak street.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, Philip; a sister, Susan, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Delong, West Pearl street, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 20, 1943

Hazel Arnett accident victim; funeral Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p. m. in the Union City Free Methodist church for Mrs. Hazel F. (Kissinger) Arnett, 38 [?], of Celina, a former resident of this city, who died Saturday evening at Otis hospital in Celina, O., from a fractured skull. Rev. Thelma North will officiate. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

Mrs. Arnett was injured when she and her husband, aided by a passerby were attempting to pull the Arnett truck, in which they were hauling furniture, from a ditch along a road five miles west of Celina. Standing on the side of the road, Mrs. Arnett observed that a piece of furniture was falling off and in funning to catch it was struck by a truck. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital in Celina.

The husband attended the Union City East Side schools and was a member of the Union City Free Methodist church.

Surviving are the husband, to which she had been married but five weeks; one son, Floyd Lockhart, of Ft. Recovery, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Frances L. Louck, Union City; one stepson, Raymond Kissinger, Union City; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby Hicks and Mrs. Helen Davis, both of Union City and Mrs. Martha Stoner, of Burkettsville, O.; three grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Maloy, Union City; two brothers, Jack and Louis, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Icy DeCamp, Hartford City; Mrs. Dorothy Woods, of Richmond; Mrs. Cella Coby, of Hillgrove, and Mrs. Bernice Smith, of Greenville.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 20, 1943

Dora E. Ellwood claimed by death.

Mrs. Dora Ellen Ellwood, 59, native of Darke county, O., died Sunday at 9:45 a. m. at her residence, one mile west of Union City, in West Union. She had resided at her present home for the past six months, having moved from Middleboro, near Richmond. He had been ill for an extended period of time.

The deceased was born near New Madison, O., on April 22, 1884, the daughter of Rufus and Catherine (Wagner) Wilcox. She attended the Darke county schools and was a member of the Second Christian church in Richmond.

Surviving are the husband, Parker S. Ellwood, with whom she was united in marriage in Richmond in 1904; one sister, Mrs. Enoch Mangas, residing west of Union City, and one brother, Frank Wilcox, of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. in the chapel of the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Union City Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Goshen cemetery near Richmond.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Minnie Morgan, 69, Winchester, passes away.

Mrs. Minnie Morgan, 69, died at 8 a. m. Tuesday at her home in Winchester, death following a long illness.

Surviving are the husband, Tom; four brothers, George Ryan of Lynn, John Ryan of near Lynn, Cleve and Will Ryan of Winchester, and two nephews, Isaiah Armstrong of Winchester and Walter Armstrong of the U. S. army, whom she had raised.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Cecil L. Gray claimed by death; rites Thursday.

Cecil L. Gray, 39, resident of 1212 South F street, Richmond, died Monday at 8:30 p. m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Myers of near Lynn.

He was a member of the Druids lodge of Richmond and had worked as a garage man.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by the widow, Hazel, a step-daughter, Edna Jacobs of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three brothers, Olin of Richmond, Russell of Fountain City and Charles of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kinsey of near Carlos and Mrs. Cecil Hill of Lynn.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn apostolic church with Rev. Lester McFarland officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove cemetery near Lynn. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Wayne township native succumbs.

Death claimed Mrs. Virginia Lephart, 26, of Ansonia, O., a native of Wayne township, Randolph county, Monday at 5 p. m. in the Union City hospital following major surgery.

The deceased was born on December 25, 1916, in Randolph county, South Salem community, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemp. She attended the Wayne township schools, being graduated with the class of 1924. She was a member of the South Salem Christian church. For the past five years she had made her residence in Ansonia, where she was employed with the Kester Garment company.

Surviving besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemp, 622 Union street, Union City, are one son, Larry Gene; one sister, Mrs. Patricia Clear, and one niece, Miss Coleen Clear, both of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. in the South Salem Christian church, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home, in Union City, to the residence of the parents on Union street where friends may call after 5 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Noffsinger rites to be Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Noffsinger, 73, wife of Dr. Henry Noffsinger, 612 West Pearl street, Union City, will be conducted at the residence Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Ralph Ditmyer officiating. Mrs. Noffsinger died Monday at 1:45 p. m. in the Union City hospital following a serious illness of nine months, climaxed by major surgery. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The deceased was born near Palestine, O., on February 18, 1870, the daughter of Lorenzo and Rebecca (Lutz) Dill. She moved at an early age to the Union City community where she spent the remainder of her life. She attended the Union City schools and was a member of the Methodist church. She was united in marriage with Dr. Henry Noffsinger in Union City in 1900

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

For several years Mrs. Noffsinger operated a greenhouse. She was well known for her cultivation of flowers and raising of birds.

Surviving besides the husband, Henry, are one daughter, Miss Thelma Noffsinger, at home, and one brother, George Dill, of Greenville, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 21, 1943

Walter W. Peden, brother of Winchester man, is dead at 64.

Walter W. Peden, 64, 1218 Main street, Richmond, died Sunday night at 9 o'clock at Reid Memorial hospital after a short illness. Mr. Peden was taken ill Sunday afternoon while driving his car on South Eighth street.

He was born in Hollansburg, Ohio, the son of Margaret and Melville Peden and had resided in Richmond 17 years. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Myra Eden; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Ross, Richmond, Mrs. Helen Fernsell, San Diego, Cal., Miss Dorothy May Peden, Richmond; a son, Cpl. Walter W. (Tom) Peden of Camp Kilmer, N. J.; two brothers, John Peden of Winchester and Harvey Peden of New Lebanon, Ohio.

He was a member of the Elks lodge of Greenville and the Christian church of Hollansburg.

Funeral services for Mr. Peden are pending word from the son at Camp Kilmer and the daughter in California.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 22, 1943

Herold Marting is killed in plane crash.

Herold F. Marting, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. U. W. Marting of Farmland, was killed about 2 p. m. Monday in an airplane crash at Bishopville, S. C.

Mr. Marting was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian air force but for the past several months had been employed by an airplane firm at Buffalo, N. Y.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the Farmland Christian church in charge of Dr. A. M. Thomas. The body will arrive in Farmland at 8:28 a. m. and be taken to the Thornburg funeral home where it will remain until time for the last rites.

It was thought that Lieutenant Marting was flying alone in the plane at the time. Details of the accident were not learned.

Lieutenant Marting was captured by the Germans after a forced landing in the desert and later escaped from them in Greece, making his way to Cairo, Egypt. He was in poor physical condition due to shortage of food and the long trip on foot through the mountains in Greece and returned to this country to recuperate.

While visiting in Indiana, he was married to Miss Margaret DeLong of Muncie and Peru. They made their home in Buffalo, N. Y. Recently a national magazine published his story of the escape from Greece.

The flier started on this last trip from Peru and flew over Farmland, circling his parent's home. It is thought that his wife is visiting with her parents.

Besides the widow and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Key; six sisters, Miss Lenore Marting of Indianapolis, Mrs. Clyde Moore of Farmland, Mrs. C. H. Halverstadt of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mrs. L. M. Thomas of Jeffersonville, Mrs. Forest Bowen of Peru and Mrs. H. K. Harshman of Mt. Zion, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert DeLong, West Pearl street, Union City, are an uncle and aunt of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 22, 1943

Death claims Allen Reitenour.

Allen Reitenour, 53, died Monday afternoon at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for the past month. Mr. Reitenour, who was a lifelong resident of Randolph county, had been seriously ill for several months.

The body was taken to the Painter funeral home and then to the residence, three miles east of Ridgeville.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. George E. Addington and interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.

Survivors are the widow, Leona; one son, Max of Albany; three daughters, Mrs. Wendell Ludwick, Mrs. James Jerles and Miss Eileen Reitenour, all of near Ridgeville; one granddaughter, a step-mother, Mrs. Ella Reitenour of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Harshman of Saratoga and Mrs. Esther Fowler of near Portland; four brothers, Earl of Portland, Roy of Yakima, Wash., Basil of Lynn and James of the United States navy and now stationed at Bunker Hill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1943

Baxter Skidmore, Darke Co. native, stroke victim.

Following a paralytic stroke sustained Sunday, Baxter Skidmore, 78, farmer and Darke county native, died Wednesday at 6:30 p. m. at his residence on highway 71 northwest of Hillgrove.

The deceased was born near the site of his late home on January 31, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Skidmore. As a youth he attended the Old No. 9 school in Washington township. He was united in marriage with Ida Binkley who died in 1909. To this union one son, Harry Skidmore, was born. Later he was joined in marriage with Isabell Riggs.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in the chapel of the Brooks funeral home, Union Street, Union City, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Isabell; one son, Harry A. Skidmore, of Detroit; one step-daughter, Mrs. J. B. Strahan, of Arcanum; one step-son, Maurice Stuck, of Indianapolis, and three step-grandchildren.

The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call any time after Friday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 27, 1943

Albert E. Fudge, 79, passes away; rites Wednesday.

Albert E. Fudge, 79, prominent farmer and lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at noon Sunday at his home on state road 32 at the west edge of Winchester. He had been ill one week.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Maynard and Walker funeral home, where friends may call until 1 p. m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until 2 o'clock.

Mr. Fudge a stock buyer and gravel pit operator for many years, was a member of the Friends church and the Masonic and K. of P. lodges. Surviving are the wife, Louise; two sons, Frank of Winchester and Walter of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Ballett of Kalamazoo, Mich.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mr. Fudge was born November 5, 1863, on a farm five miles south of Winchester, the son of Francis M. and Margaret (Hall) Fudge. He was reared on a farm and received his education in the district schools. On October 10, 1888 he was married to Geneva Diggs, who died August 26, 1893. On January 21, 1896 he was married to Louise Hormel, who survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 27, 1943

Funeral services held for Mrs. Sophia Brock.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today for Mrs. Emma Sophia Brock, 75, at the Bethel church with Rev. J. H. Schaeffer officiating. Mrs. Brock died Friday afternoon at her late residence on Ft. Recovery rural route three, following an illness of six weeks. Burial was in the Greenmound cemetery, Ft. Recovery.

Her husband, the late Harvey Brock, died eight weeks ago. The Brock residence is on the Darke-Mercer county line.

She leaves one son, Floyd, of Fort Recovery, rural route 3; two grandchildren; a brother, Ed Heis, also of Fort Recovery rural route 3, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Miller, Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Alma Emmons, of Morenci, Mich.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 28, 1943

Gertrude O'Dell dies in Dayton.

Mrs. Gertrude O'Dell, 38, wife of John O'Dell, former resident of Union City, died Tuesday at 5 a. m. at her home, 1426 East Third street, Dayton, Ohio. She had been in failing health for two years.

Mrs. O'Dell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mort Johns and was born in Cincinnati, January 4, 1905. From Cincinnati she came to Union City where she worked in the telephone office, leaving here 12 years ago for Dayton.

A member of the Union City Church of Christ, she is survived by the husband, a daughter, Peggy at home and the mother, Mrs. Flo Austing of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the home in Dayton. Graveside services will be held at the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1943

Final rites for local woman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Retta Elston-Eidson, 73, widow of Boyce G. Eidson and daughter of the late William C. and Rebecca Griffis-Elston of Union City, were held this afternoon at the Eidson residence at 413 West Third street in Greenville. The Rev. John Harrington of the Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.

Mrs. Eidson, who died Monday at her home after a lingering illness, was a member of the Carnahan Christian church southeast of Union City. For a number of years she was active in the social and civic affairs of Greenville.

Surviving are three sons, Willard C. of Columbus; Robert Griffis of Greenville; and Boyce George of Covington, Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Marie E. Davis of Greenville. Other survivors include seven grandchildren and two sisters; Mrs. Ida Shively of Greenville and Mrs. Margaret Thomas of Cleveland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1943

Mrs. Bowen dies at Spartanburg.

Mrs. Philena Ann Bowen, 89, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lester Taylor, near Spartanburg at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday. Mrs. Bowen was the widow of the late Squire C. Bowen who passed away on April 11, 1931.

She was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and is survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn where burial preparations were made. Friends may call at the Taylor residence in Spartanburg after 4 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be held at the Spartanburg Christian church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 29, 1943

Burdette infant dies at hospital.

Infant Jerry Burdette, three days, son of Pfc. and Mrs. Stanley (Ada) Burdette of Lynn died at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Tuesday.

The child is survived by the maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Private graveside services will be held at the Quaker Lynn cemetery at 11 a. m. Thursday in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Friends may call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Johnson in Lynn after 4:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 30, 1943

Economy woman, 103, claimed by death.

Economy, Ind., Sept. 30 -- Mrs. Ellen Gunther Fox, 103 years old, Wayne county's oldest resident, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. U. G. Manning here. Mrs. Fox, who would have reached her one hundred and fourth birth day on the twenty-fourth of next month, suffered injuries in a fall about two weeks ago.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Manning home in Economy.

Mrs. Fox was born Oct. 24, 1839, on a farm south of Richmond, the fourth of 13 children of John and Martha Roberts. She lived through the century and had watched the country progress from plodding covered wagon days to a streamlined era in which speed is an absolute essential.

Five of her brothers saw service in the Civil war and she recalled vividly the despair of the nation over the assassination of President Lincoln. She enjoyed recounting to her grandchildren tales of crossing the country in a covered wagon. The family had lived in Iowa for a short period but homesick for Indiana, returned to this state.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 1, 1943

Rites for Mrs. Surface to be Saturday.

Mrs. Luella Surface, 61, a resident of Richmond, passed away at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond at 8:30 a. m. Thursday. She is survived by one son, Gerald, of Richmond; one brother, Albert Vandergraft, of Farmland; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Private funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 1, 1943

Former resident taken by death.

Funeral services for Bernard A. Kirshbaum, 68, who was found dead in bed Wednesday at his home at 3541 Meridian street, Indianapolis, were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary in Indianapolis, with burial in the Hebrew Congregation cemetery.

Mr. Kirshbaum was born in Union City, but had lived most of his life in Indianapolis. He was the son of Raphael Kirshbaum who founded the Kirshbaum store in Union City in 1865 and conducted it for several years. Upon the death of his father 28 years ago, Bernard Kirshbaum became president of the Kirshbaum Realty Company in Indianapolis, but had been retired for several years.

It was from money left from his father as a memorial to his mother that the Kirshbaum Community Center at 2314 North Meridian street in Indianapolis was founded. Mr. Kirshbaum's wife, the former Maybelle Morris, died on January 28 of this year. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Carlin and Mrs. A. M. Rosenthall of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Simon Lyon, of Washington.

Mr. Kirshbaum was a member of the Columbia club, Broadmoor Country club, and the Blue lodge of the F. A. M.

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

Greenville boy lost on ocean.

Greenville, O., Oct. 4 -- Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Loy, of 324 West Water street, Greenville, have been notified by the War Department that their son, Staff Sgt. George Loy, 21, was lost on September 30 somewhere in the North Atlantic. The telegram gave no further details.

It is believed that Sgt. Loy, a gunner in the army air corps, was a passenger on an Army plane that crashed into the ocean on route to England as just a week ago he was still stationed at an air base in Maine. The parents received a letter from him last Monday.

That belief is strengthened by the war department telegram which stated that "search had been instituted."

Young Loy spent a furlough with his parents during the week of the Darke county fair, August 22-27, and on Tuesday, August 24 was united in marriage with a Greenville girl, Iliah Young.

The Loys have two other sons in service, James Loy, 28, is stationed at an Army air base in Florida, while the other, Technician Paul Loy, 24, serves with an armored unit in North Africa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 6, 1943

Francis Crowel killed by auto.

The following news story from Greenville, Ohio, refers to a former resident of Union City and student in the East Side school.

A lack of clues is surely handicapping Darke county officers in their investigation of the death of Francis Leroy Crowel, 14, Arcanum route 1, who was almost instantly killed at 8:12 p. m. Saturday when run down by a hit-skip motorist near his home on state road 49, approximately three miles north of Arcanum.

With a neighbor boy, Arkley Bruce, same age, young Crowel was walking south along the highway when he was struck from the rear by the auto, which was also southbound. He sustained a broken neck.

A motorist from Fort Wayne, Indiana, rushed him to Wayne hospital, Greenville, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Young Bruce informed Sheriff Arthur Hartie that the hit-skip car was without lights and that he was unable to obtain license plate numbers. The only thing that he could definitely determine about the auto was that it was black in color.

The two boys had worked Saturday afternoon at the Lutz Canning plant in Arcanum, returning to the Bruce boy's home shortly before the accident.

Young Crowel is survived by his mother, Mrs. Minnie Crowel Long; a step-father, William Long; four brothers, Dr. Vernon Crowel, who serves in the navy at Norman, Okla.; John and Raymond, both of Greenville, and James E., of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Kessler, Union City route 3; Mrs. Charles Jones, Newark, and Miss Mary Crowel, Greenville; three step-brothers and five step-sisters.

His father Samuel Crowel has been dead for several years.

Funeral services were held today at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, with Rev. Ira Blocher officiating. Burial was in the Snell cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 30, 1929 in Bradford, OH, the son of Samuel W. Crowel (b. Miami Co., OH) and Minnie Betz (b, Logansport, IN).]

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

Sarah E. Best dies at hospital.

Sarah Elizabeth Best, Winchester, widow of the late James M. Best, died at the Randolph County hospital at 2 a. m. Wednesday.

She leaves one son, Ed Best, and a grandson, John. The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where services will be held Friday at 2 p. m.

Burial will be held at the Liber cemetery near Portland. Friends may call at the mortuary after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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

Devoted mother called by death.

Mrs. Rhoda Raiser, 75, widow of B. H. Raiser, died at 1:10 a. m. Thursday at her home at 520 Oak street, after several years of failing health and one week of serious illness.

She was born at Florence, Ky., on December 26, 1857, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Allen. She came to Union City from Covington, Ky., 17 years ago, and has lived in Union City ever since. She was a member of the Union City Church of Christ. On September 7, 1896, at Covington, she was married to Benjamin H. Raiser, whose death occurred in 1914.

Surviving her are her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hall, with whom she shared her home; one son, William C. Raiser, city mail carrier, of 631 North Columbia street; one grandson, Norman E. Raiser of the U. S. navy, now stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Surviving also is one sister, Mrs. Ida Stinson, of Covington, Ky.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday at the residence with Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence at 3 p. m. Friday and friends may call there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 8, 1943

Died -- The funeral service of Miss Janet Reid, 89, was conducted Friday afternoon at her late home in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Miss Reid, who had been a semi-invalid for several years, was the sister of R. B. Reid, of West Oak street, Union City, and an aunt of Dr. R. W. Reid. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Reid and Dr. and Mrs. Reid attended the services.

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

Death claims Ray Harshman.

Ray Harshman, 65 year old retired carpenter and Big 4 Railroad employee, died at 8:45 a. m. Monday at his home two miles southwest of Union City after several months of ill health.

He lived his entire life in the community. He was born May 24, 1878 and was the son of Isaac and Jemima Hinkle Harshman. He attended Hayesville school.

On June 9, 1900, at Union City, he was married to Miss Carrie Frances Kelly who survives him. Other survivors are three sons, Omer and Floyd who live southwest of Union City and Merl of northwest of Union City. Other survivors include several grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lulu Bousman, of near Portland, and one brother, C. A. Harshman of Glendale, California.

The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral home of Union City pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held at the Lisbon church with Rev. John A. Watson in charge. Burial followed in the church cemetery. No time or date of the service and burial was given in the paper. The brother, C. A. Harshman was unable to attend the funeral.]

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

Bothast infant dies at hospital.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bothast of Union City, died at the Union City hospital at 10 a. m. Monday. The parents survive.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday but definite plans have not been made.

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

Lollar rites will be at Saratoga.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lollar, 66, a former resident of Saratoga, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Hargaves, Indianapolis, Sunday morning.

The body will be brought from Indianapolis to Saratoga where graveside rites will be held at the I. O. O. F. cemetery at 11 a. m. Tuesday.

Survivors in addition to the daughter are two sons, Horace E. Lollar of Indianapolis, and Homer J. Lollar of West Newton. Mrs. Lollar's husband, Erastus E. Lollar died in 1912.

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

Death claims Mrs. Ramey.

Mrs. Ellen Charleen Ramey, 27, died Sunday noon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jackson, Lynn, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Ramey was the wife of William Ramey of New Castle.

The body has been removed from the Reynard funeral home at Modoc to the home of the parents and friends may call there. Funeral services will be held at the Carlos Christian church at 10 a. m. Wednesday with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge, assisted by Rev. Wilbur Thorn. Burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the husband and the parents are a sister, Maxine, and a brother, Gene, both of Lynn.

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

Albany manufacturer claimed by death; funeral is Tuesday.

Muncie, Ind., Oct. 11 -- Arch G. McCormick, president of the McCormick Brothers company of Albany, died at 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 6 Oakden road, following an illness since December 16, 1942. He was born in Bloomington, Ill., October 17, 1874.

Mr. McCormick moved to Albany in 1900 and operated a retail hardware store. In 1907 he and his brother founded the McCormick Brothers company and served as president. He was widely known in the kitchen cabinet industry.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary with Rev. C. C. Wischmeier of Albany Methodist church and Rev. E. F. Daugherty of the Jackson Street Christian church in charge. Burial will be in Union cemetery near Eaton.[Indiana]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 12, 1943

Bringer funeral held at Fort Recovery.

Services for Guy Bringer, 41, of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, were held at the Macedon church near Ft. Recovery recently. Rev. Bertha Helbig of this city was the officiating minister. Interment was in the Ft. Recovery cemetery. Mr. Bringer was well known in this vicinity.

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

Services for Mrs. Enola Reed to be Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Enola M. Reed, 77, wife of Levi Reed, will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday at the residence in Parker with Rev. E. F. Landrey of the Parker Methodist church in charge. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

Mrs. Reed died at her home Tuesday morning following a lengthy illness.

Surviving in addition to the husband are two daughters, Miss Fredda Reed, South Hadley, Mass., and Mrs. Joseph Thomas, Elgin, Ill.; two sons, Gordon and Virgil Reed, both of Parker; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Chenoweth, Winchester, and Mrs. James L. Chenoweth, Union City; two brothers, Henry O. Cox, Winchester, and William L. Cox, of Hammond; and two grandchildren.

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

Auto takes life of Darke county teacher.

Miss Ola D. Rogers, 68, member of the faculty of the high school at New Castle, Pa., was struck and killed by an automobile in that city Monday evening. She was the only sister of Mrs. Roy B. Conkling of West Oak street, Union City.

The body of Miss Rogers will be brought to her late home at Arcanum, Ohio, Wednesday evening, at which time funeral arrangements will be made. Friends of the deceased may view the body at the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was in the Ithaca cemetery. Miss Rogers was the daughter of the late Martin Rogers and wife, and was a lifelong resident of Darke county. She was a graduate of Otterbein and Cornell universities, and had taught school in Ohio and Pennsylvania for about 40 years. At the time of her death she was a member of the faculty of the high school at Newcastle, Pa. Surviving besides her sister is a brother, Wilson G. Rogers of near Arcanum.]

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

Rites are held for Mrs. Lynch.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Lynch, 84 years old, widow of Luther Lynch, were held Friday at her home near San Diego, Cal.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ross and much of her life was spent in and around Huntsville.

She leaves a son, Bert, with whom she lived; two grandchildren, and four brothers, Eliza Ross of Piqua, Ohio, John of Hollansburg, Ohio, William of Carlos, and Harrison of Greenville.

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

Cora Shockney dies near city.

Mrs. Cora Shockney, 72, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Coleman, north of Union City, following a three months illness from paralysis.

Mrs. Shockney was born in Green county, Ohio, on May 14, 1871, the daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Powers. She lived in the Union City community for 66 years, including 30 years at her residence at 308 South Columbia street. In August of 1890 she was married to John W. Shockney, a well known stock buyer who died on March 5, 1923.

Also preceding her death were three brothers. She was a member of the Union City Church of Christ. She is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Coleman, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Brooks of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the residence on South Columbia street Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be taken from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon where friends may call.

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

Son's funeral calls mother to Washington.

Ft. Wayne, Oct.14 -- First Sergt. Richard Cadorette, of 827 Woodview boulevard, a former Fort Wayne businessman and a veteran of both World wars, died of coronary occlusion Friday at the Walter J. Reed hospital in Washington, D. C., it was learned here Sunday.

Sergeant Cadorette enlisted last October from Fort Wayne and was attached to the quartermaster corps at Camp Lee, Va., prior to becoming ill about a month ago. During World war I, he served overseas as a sergeant-major in the intelligent department.

Before entering the service a year ago Sergeant Cadorette was owner of the D & D Adjustment service with offices in the Citizens Trust building. Previously, he was secretary-treasurer of the Fort Wayne Loan and Discount company and president of the Small Loan Lenders association of Fort Wayne.

He was a member of the chamber of commerce, the Fort Wayne Credit Bureau and of Jim Eby Post No. 857, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended St. Luke's Lutheran church.

Born in Amesbury, Mass., Sergeant Cadorette was graduated from St. Lawrence college in Montreal, Can., and came to Fort Wayne about 20 years ago.

Surviving are the wife, Bessie; two sons, Richard of the U. S. Marine corps stationed in Chicago and Robert of Dayton, O.; a daughter, Gloria, at home, and the mother, Mrs. Emma DeCosta of Union City.

The wife, daughter and mother left Tuesday to attend funeral services today at Washington. Burial will be in Arlington cemetery.

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

Greenville youth dies in plane crash.

Sgt. Robert Rue, 23, graduate of Greenville high school in 1938, met death Monday when a Liberator bomber crashed and burned five miles southeast of Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Col. The plane was on the return trip to its base at Gore Field, Great Falls, Mon. Also killed was the pilot, Capt. Niels Chavitz, 44, of Minneapolis.

Sgt. Rue, a applied engineer, was born at North Star, Darke County, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rue. At the time he entered military service over a year ago he was employed by the Wood Shovel and Tool Co. at Piqua, and he lived with a sister, Mrs. Alma Gasson, in that city. Surviving are two other sisters, his mother who lives at Frenchtown, and five brothers, three of whom are in the army. No plans for the funeral services have been announced.

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

Funeral at Greenville.

Union City relatives attended the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Walter C. Puderbaugh, 57, veteran of the first world war, who died at the Veteran's hospital in Dayton after a lingering illness. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

The deceased had lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ad Puderbaugh, three miles west of Greenville, and was an employe of the Hobart Manufacturing company. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and five brothers.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 10, 1886 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Addison Puderbaugh and May Bailey (both b. in Darke Co.) He was single. His 5 brothers were, Glen of Greenville, Willard, Herman, Forest, all of Ansonia rural route, and Marion of Dayton. His 3 sisters, were Mrs. Russel Beam, Mrs. Frank Byram and Mrs. Searl Young, all of Ansonia rural route.]

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

Mrs. Thornburg dies; services not arranged.

Mrs. Elsie Thornburg, 82 years old, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ott Johnson of southwest of Winchester.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George Gordon of Lynn, Mrs. Clyde Keys of McCordsville, and Mrs. Johnson, and one son, Herman Thornburg of near Winchester.

No funeral arrangements have been made.

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

William Windle claimed by death.

William E. Windle, 70, died at his home near Bethel Saturday morning at 5 o'clock following an illness of several weeks duration.

He is survived by the wife, Settie E.; one son, Donald of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Mae Bane of Connesville; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hemrick of Woodstock, Va.; one brother, John Windle of Greensburg, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Bethel Christian church in charge of Rev. Norvall Campbell. Interment was in the Bethel cemetery.]

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

Mrs. Thomas dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Clara Belle Thomas, 82 years old, wife of John I. Thomas, died at her home in Lynn Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Ola Johnson. Burial will be in the Nettle Creek cemetery near Dalton.

Friends may call at the home in Lynn after 2 p. m. Saturday.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Maude Swain of Lynn, Mrs. Flora Kile of Richmond, Mrs. Grace Stratton of Dayton, Mrs. Naomi Branigin of St. Louis, and Mrs. Alma Honeyman of West Hartford, Conn.; one son, Burr Fleming of New Castle; two stepsons, J. C. Thomas and Perry Thomas, both of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Johnson of Losantville, Mrs. Elizabeth Ziff of North Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Lamm of New Carlisle, Ohio; one brother, Edgar Deardorff of Mooreland; six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Tillie Glunt is dead at Greenville; related in Union City.

Union City relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Tillie (Dunn) Glunt, 65, wife of William H. Glunt, well known stock buyer, who passed away at her home at 319 Water street, Greenville, Ohio, Sunday morning following a long illness. She was a former teacher in the Darke county school and clerk in the Greenville post office.

She was a member of the United Brethren church, Rebekah lodge and Eastern Star. She is survived by the husband, three stepsons, one stepdaughter and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. George D. Letner officiating. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Greenville anytime after 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

[She was a cousin of Ernest and Frank Dunn of Union City.]

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

Mrs. Coats dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Dottie J. Coats, 45, passed away at her home in Lynn at 4 a. m. Sunday following an illness of several months duration. She is survived by the husband, Ralph, two sons, Ensign C. W. Coats of the United States naval reserve stationed at Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Charles, at home.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson of Lynn, one sister, Mrs. Elma Hannah of Indianapolis; five brothers, Walter, Herbert and Frank, all of near Lynn, Russel of Richmond, and Frederick of Tarra Bella, Cal., and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

[Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Friends church at Lynn with Rev. Adam Flatter in charge. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.]

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

Pioneer woman answers call.

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Bowman, 90 died Sunday at 1:40 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Robinson, in the Jericho community seven miles southwest of Union City, after several years of declining health.

Born on January 13, 1853, during the administration of President Millard Filmore, on the old Richmond and Ft. Wayne road seven miles southwest of Union City, she lived her entire life along that highway and within three miles of her birthplace. She was the daughter of Charles and Louisa Dailey, and was the last of her family.

She attended the old No. 9 district school. She was married to Harvey Bowman who died in 1929. Most of her married life was spent on a farm north of South Salem, and she was probably the oldest member of the South Salem Church of Christ.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Robinson, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Nellie Cox, of Union City; two sons, Orla Bowman of northwest of Union City; and Guy Bowman of southwest of that City. Other survivors include four grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the South Salem church Tuesday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. John A. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Jericho cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1943

George Kerr dies at hospital.

George W. Kerr, 81, brother of the late hardware merchant and banker, William Kerr, died at 3 a. m. Tuesday at the Union City hospital following an illness of two years. He had been seriously ill for three days.

Mr. Kerr was born in Wayne county February 17, 1861, the son of Thomas and Susan Kerr. He came to Union City as a boy and has lived here all his life except 15 years spent in Chicago where he was connected with the Chicago Board of Trade.

Survivors are one brother, Thomas, and several nieces and nephews, all of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the home of a niece, Miss Susan Kerr, 501 North Columbia street, with whom he resided, at 2:30 p. m. Thursday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

The body will be taken to the residence from the Morris funeral home at 5 p. m. today and friends may call after that time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1943

Winchester soldier dies in Pacific area.

The name of Private First Class David Denney, 20, of Winchester was added to the list of Randolph county war dead following word received Monday that he had died in the Pacific area on October 2.

The message sent by the adjutant general's office was received by Pfc. Denney's mother, Mrs. Bo Denney, 600 Brown street, and stated that a letter giving details would follow. There was no indication whether Pfc. Denney had died in battle or from other causes.

Pfc. Denney was drafted last January and left Winchester for Fort Benjamin Harrison on January 19. He was assigned to an anti-aircraft artillery searchlight battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, and remained there until he was sent overseas late in the summer.

The last letter Mrs. Denney received from her son was sent in mid-July shortly before he left the country. No word had been received since he was sent overseas, although Mrs. Denney said that she had written him regularly and had already sent a Christmas present to him.

Pfc. Denney was graduated from Winchester high school in 1941 and was employed as a machinist at the Overmyer Mould company before entering the army. He was born in Connersville, January 4, 1924 and moved to Winchester at the age of two. He was an honor student at high school, Mrs. Denney said, and was a member of the high school baseball team.

Survivors in addition to his mother, are a great-aunt, Mrs. E. H. Garrett, 518 East North street; a cousin, Mrs. Will Wells, and an uncle, Harry Denney.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1943

Rites held for paralysis victim.

Private funeral services for Ralph Stidham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stidham of Ridgeville, were held Monday afternoon at the family residence. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The youth died Friday evening at Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, following a short illness of infantile paralysis. He was 18 years old.

Survivors besides his parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Paul Riddlebarger and Mrs. Lowell Tittle, both of Ridgeville; and one brother, Thurston, of Lynn.

The office of Dr. Robert W. Reid of Union City, Randolph county health commissioner, said Monday there was only one reported case of infantile paralysis in the county, that also being at Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 19, 1943

Former head of county infirmary dies in hospital.

Henry C. (Harry) Hull, 85, of Winchester, former superintendent of the Randolph county infirmary, died at the Randolph County hospital Monday morning after a lingering illness.

Surviving is a daughter, Mabel at home.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mr. Hull was born November 16, 1857 in White River township, the son of Joseph and Lucy (Haynes) Hull. He was married August 27, 1885 to Minnie Lock, after the marriage locating on a farm 2 and 1/2 miles northwest of Winchester where he farmed two years. He then moved to his father's old home farm two miles south of Winchester, where he remained three years, then moved to a farm near Mt. Zion and from there to a farm one mile south of Winchester where he lived 12 years.

On September 1, 1905 he moved to the county infirmary home as superintendent.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Summers funeral home in Winchester in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Long illness proves fatal to Mrs. Reitenour.

Following a lingering illness, death came at 9 a. m. today to Mrs. Nelle G. Reitenour at her home at 431 North Walnut street, Union City.

She was a daughter of Isaac N. and Emilie Straton of Ridgeville and had been a resident of Union City for fifty years. She was a member of the Methodist church and a charter member of the 20th Century club.

She is survived by her husband I. N. Reitenour; one brother, M. D. Stratton of Indianapolis; 4 sisters, Mrs. Charles Ewing, Mrs. O. M. Fowler of Miami Beach, Fla., Mrs. H. A. Wooverton of Albany, Mrs. Irwin Stegall of Richmond. Surviving also are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig officiating. Burial will be in the new Reitenour mausoleum in the Union City cemetery.

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

Former resident taken by death.

Word came to Union City Friday morning from Mrs. Frank Wiles of Anderson of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mabel E. Wike, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tallmadge Cunningham, at Pasadena, Cal. Mrs. Wike had moved with the Cunningham family from Union City to Pasadena only a few weeks ago. Death occurred Tuesday from dropsy.

Mrs. Wike, who was in ill health while in Union City, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Marge Curry, both of Pasadena; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Wiles of Anderson and Mrs. Emma Hill of Arcadia, Ind. The body of Mrs. Wike will be brought to the home of the sister, Mrs. Hill, on East Main street in Arcadia. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren near Arcadia, with interment there.

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

Charles Baird of Union City called by death.

Charles Baird, 67, laborer, who lived with Frank Cobb at the corner of South and Plum streets in Union City, died at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester at 2:30 p. m. Friday. He was in the hospital but one day although he had been in failing health for the past year.

Mr. Baird was born in the Harrisville community and spent his life there and in the Saratoga and Union City communities. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Bessie Arthur, of Saratoga; three brothers, Milroy of Indianapolis, Orla of Richmond, and Chester of Dayton. He was a cousin of the late County Superintendent of schools, Lee O. Baird of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. John A Watson officiating. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the services Sunday.

[A later note said that the burial took place in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Died -- Claud E. Craig, 54 year old architectural engineer of Greenville, died at the Wayne hospital in that city Friday after a long illness. He had been associated with the Fry Construction Co. and Banner Lumber Co. of Greenville. The widow and one daughter survive. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Young child dies after brief illness.

Joyce Ann Henkaline, the month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Henkaline of four miles southwest of Ansonia, died Sunday following a brief illness from whopping cough.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Anita; two grandmothers, Mrs. Sadie Hittle and Mrs. Pearl Summers, both of near Ansonia.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Fisher-Zecher funeral home in Ansonia, with the Rev. Richard Norris of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 30, 1943

Ansonia man is reported lost.

Mrs. Eloise Singer, Ansonia, Ohio, received a telegram Thursday from the Adjutant General's office in Washington, stating that her husband, Technical Sergeant George A. Singer, 33, had been killed in action in Sicily on July 11. She previously had received a telegram on August 30, 1943 stating that he was missing in action.

Sgt. Singer, a crew chief on a transport plane was inducted into the armed forces on June 11, 1942. He was first sent to Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio, from there he was transferred to Bowman Field, Ky., later being moved to Ft. Benning, Georgia and Del Valle Aire Base, Austin, Texas. Sgt. Singer was sent overseas in November 1942.

Before entering the service of his country, he was employed by the Lorton Oil Company in Ansonia.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Singer, and a brother, Henry, all of Ansonia; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Grossman, Greenville, Mrs. Zola Teele, Dayton, Ohio, and Edna Mae Singer.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 30, 1943

Veterinary dead at Kansas City.

Mrs. Max Schoenfeld of Union City has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Dr. W. J. Guilfoil, 72, at Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday. He was the husband of the former Miss Lulu Kreider of Union City, and was known to several Union City people through his visits. Mrs. Ruth Fisher of north west of Union City is also a sister-in-law. No details of the death or funeral plans have been received.

Dr. Guilfoil was a graduate of the veterinary college at Toronto, Canada, and did post graduate work at Chicago. Beside a large practice with fine horses and cattle, he operated several dog and cat depots and was a well known member of the staff at Missouri Valley Veterinary college at Kansas Cit, Mo. Surviving him are his widow, two daughters and four sons.

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