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

Heart attack takes life of Lewis B. Brandt.

While on his way to work at the Kemper Furniture Co. plant on Pearl street in Union City, Lewis B. Brandt, 72, suffered a sudden heart attack on High street west of the Heitzmann residence, and expired at 7:45 this morning. He had not been in the best of health recently but had not complained.

Mr. Brandt, who for many years had his own engineering and contracting office in Pittsburgh, Pa., came to Union City late in July and became associated with the Kemper Co., a member of the Mengel corporation, when W. C. Corbin, Jr., enlisted in the army, Aug. 1. He was an experienced and successful engineer and draughtsman, and had done considerable work for the government. Recently he had been working on postwar projects. His loss at this time is deeply felt by his employers.

Surviving him are his widow and one daughter, who live in Pittsburgh, Pa. and one son, Robert, whose home is in Aspinwall, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Mr. Brandt, who had not been home since coming to Union City, was arranging to have his wife spend Thanksgiving with him.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation. The Kemper Co. officials notified the son, Robert, of his father's sudden death, but no funeral plans have been made.

[The body was returned to Pennsylvania for funeral services and burial at Altoona, the old family home.]

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

Aerial gunner from New Weston reported lost.

Roger Black, 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Black, New Weston, has been reported missing in action by the war department in a message to his parents. Black was a gunner on one of the United States bombers in action in the European theater of operations.

Black, the war department announcement stated, had been missing in action since October 10th in the European theater, presumably over Germany, the parents were informed. Previously he had been on 15 bombing missions over Hitler's European "fortress" and would have received a furlough when he had completed 25 such missions.

Black attended schools in North Star and Versailles and entered the service in August, 1942. He trained at camps in Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon before going overseas.

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

A. V. Rhodeheffer dies at home near Union City.

Albert V. Rhodeheffer, 77, well known Darke county farmer, died at his home eight miles northeast of Union City at 11 a. m. Wednesday following a brief illness. He had visited Union City on Saturday in his usual manner, and had received the greetings from his many friends.

He was a native of Montgomery county, Ohio, but had lived nearly all of his life in Darke county. His parents were John Allen and Sarah Ann Gilbert Rhodeheffer. He attended the old No. 8 district school in Franklin township. His life occupation was farming, and in this he was very successful. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren northeast of Union City.

Surviving him are his widow, Martha M.; three daughters, Mrs. Orpha Moffett, of Bradford; Mrs. Sadie Olwine, of Dayton, and Mrs. Mary Feirstein, of Troy; four sons, John R. and William A. Rhodeheffer, of Rossburg; Clarence, of Troy, and Lester, of the U. S. army, now stationed in Connecticut. There are 22 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one brother, Jesse, of near Arcanum, Ohio

Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Valley church Friday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Clarence Erbaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery north of Union City. The body will be returned Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Brooks funeral home to the Rhodeheffer home where friends may call.

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

Young life ended at Lima on Wednesday.

Mrs. Helen Mae Bayless, 28, wife of Perry J. Bayless, of North street, Union City, died at 9 a. m. Wednesday at Lima, Ohio, following an illness of 10 months. She was a native of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, where she attended school. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Money, formerly of Ft. Recovery, now living one mile southeast of Union City. She was a member of the Nazarene church.

Surviving Mrs. Bayless are her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas Money; one sister, Miss Pearl Money, of Ft. Recovery; two brothers, Harold, who is at home and Pfc. Donald Money of the U. S. army, now stationed at Dover, Del.; one half-brother, Albert Kemper, of Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Saturday at 3 p. m., with Rev. G. W. Shell officiating, assisted by Rev. Fred Hibbard. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the parents southeast of Union City after 3 p. m. Thursday.

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

Monroe rites held today.

Funeral services for Harley Monroe, 65, retired druggist, who died at his home in Selma Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon at the Garland funeral home in Albany in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley of Winchester. Interment was in the Strong cemetery.

Mr. Monroe was a member of the Albany Masonic lodge and a former resident of Albany. He is survived by a brother, Forrest, of Winchester.

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

Aged Justice Dead.

Theodore J. Wildenhaus, 83, who was for 50 years justice of the peace in Granville township, Mercer County, died Tuesday night at his home north of Burkettsville after an illness of 10 months. Born in Germany, he came to the United States when he was 13. For many years he was teacher in the grade school at Sharpsburg and a prominent farmer in the community.

Surviving are four sons, six daughters, 25 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one sister. Funeral services were held Thursday morning in St. Bernard's Catholic church at Burkettsville, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Ft. Recovery flier is reported lost.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beyke of Ft. Recovery have received word that their son, Sgt. Albert Beyke, 26, aerial engineer on a Flying Fortress, lost his life during a bombing mission over Germany on August 17. He was reported missing at that time, but the final death message was not received until this week.

Sgt. Beyke had been in service since March 1942, and had been overseas since last May. Two brothers, Leo and Bernard, are also in the armed services. Sgt. Beyke was a brother-in-law of Sgt. Jerome Goubeaux of Greenville who was recently killed in action in Europe.

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

Services at Ansonia.

George F. Shull, 70, retired farmer and blacksmith, died Thursday evening at his home in Ansonia after a brief illness from paralysis. He moved to Ansonia six months ago after having lived many years on a farm near Rossburg. Surviving are the widow, Gertrude; two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held at the Fisher-Zecher funeral home in Ansonia Sunday at 1 p. m. with burial in the Ansonia cemetery.

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

Gallant fight for life ends in Ohio hospital.

After a gallant fight for life which took her as far from home as Arizona, in quest of health, Mrs. J. C. DeBolt, formerly Miss Edna Welch of Union City, succumbed to pneumonia Friday evening in the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton. She had been in ill health for several years. and seriously ill for several weeks.

Mrs. DeBolt, daughter of Jacob Welch and Flora Mikesell Welch, was born two miles west of Union City May 7, 1896, making her age 47 years and six months. She attended the old No. 10 district school west of the city, and for several years was employed as clerk in Wolf and Sons store in Union City. After her marriage to Joseph C. DeBolt she lived in Union City, Troy, Ohio, Gettysburg, Ohio, and Brookville, Ohio, where her husband was manager of lumber yards. Her last residence was 25 Clay street, Brookville.

While she lived in Union City Mrs. DeBolt was a member of the Church of Christ. Upon moving to Brookville she transferred her membership to the United Brethren church.

Surviving her are the husband now with the Inland Manufacturing Co. in Dayton; two daughters, Miss Phyllis, who is in nurse's training at Good Samaritan hospital, and Miss Nancy, employed at the Inland Co. plant; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Price and Mrs. Calvin Maloon of Union City; two brothers, Walter Welch of Dayton and Frank Welch of Bradford, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at 12:45 this afternoon at the residence in Brookville, with the Rev. Joe Hendricks of the United Brethren church officiating. At 2:45 p. m. the body was brought to the Fraze Funeral Home in Union City where brief services were held at 3:45, with Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Union City cemetery.

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

Is found dead in his house trailer.

Greenville, Ohio, Nov. 9 --- Charles E. Nowlin, 60, who had lived in a house trailer on his farm, one mile north of Coletown, since his home was destroyed by fire several years ago, was found dead in the trailer at seven a. m. Monday by a neighbor, Owen Smith. The Nowlin farm borders on State Route 71, between Union City and Greenville.

Medical examiners report that death was due to a heart attack. Nowlin was last seen alive at about eleven p. m. Sunday.

His survivors include four sons, Sgt. Forrest E. Nowlin, who is stationed at an army camp in Birmingham, Alabama; Lewis, of Greenville, and Glenn and Edwin, both of Greenville R. R. 4; one daughter, Mrs. Morris Flatter, this city, and six grandchildren.

Pending word from the son in the army no burial arrangements will be completed. The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles Emerson Nowlin was born June 6, 1883 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas Nowlin (b. Hillgrove, Darke Co.) and Julia Cox (b. Darke Co.) Burial was made on Thursday, Nov. 10th, in the Snell Cemetery, Darke Co.]

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

Darke County Death.

Gerhardt W. Deubner, 59, proprietor of the Midway Cafe on South Broadway in Greenville, was suddenly stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage in his place of business Saturday, and died in an ambulance while being taken to the Wayne hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Darke county and came to Greenville 18 months ago from Yorkshire where he had operated a hardware store for over 16 years. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church near North Star.

Surviving are the widow, one daughter, four brothers and one sister. Short funeral services will be held in the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 1 p. m., with further services at St. Paul's church near North Star at 2 p. m. with the Rev. J. E. Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Services Thursday.

Funeral services for Alva M. Arnold, 79, retired farmer, who died at 4 a. m. Wednesday at Harrisville, will be conducted at the Saratoga United Brethren church Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Mr. Hancock officiating. Mr. Arnold had lived most of the past three years in the home of Mrs. C. R. Ditmer in Union City.

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

Eugene Turner fatally injured in auto accident.

Warren Eugene Turner, 31, of East Water street in Greenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Turner of 1007 West Hickory street in Union City, died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville at 3:40 Tuesday afternoon from head injuries received at 3 p. m. in a truck-auto crash at the Painter Creek church on Highway 71 south of Greenville. W. J. Bromagem, of Greenville, who was with Turner, died last night at the hospital from his injuries and Floyd Longfellow of Greenville, third member of the party, and driver of the car, is in serious condition in the hospital from his injuries. Bromagem is from the Palestine community and is a cousin of Iri Bromagem of Union City.

The three men, who are employed at Patterson Field, Dayton, were on their way to work when their car collided with a Meadow Gold cream truck with a St. Marys, Ohio, driver. The road intersecting Highway 71 has stop signs, but several accidents have occurred here including one in which the superintendent of the Wayne hospital lost her life two years ago. The truck plowed into the side ditch, through a fence and into a wheat field. The driver escaped injury. Sheriff Hartle and deputies investigated the accident. Turner was alone in the rear seat of the car when the accident occurred.

Warren Eugene Turner, familiarly known as "Gene," was born south of Union City July 24, 1913. He attended the Wayne school and came with his family to Union City in 1927 where he was employed in the Union City Body Co. plant. Two years ago he moved to Greenville which has since been his home. He was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ.

Surviving him are his widow, formerly Miss Marjorie Williams of Hollansburg, Ohio; his three year old son, Warren Lee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Turner; three sisters, Mrs. Donovan Clark of Greenville, Mrs. Adrian Hamilton, and Miss Marjorie Turner of Union City; two brothers, Ronald and Dorian Turner of Union City.

The body of Mr. Turner will be brought at 2 p. m. Thursday from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the home of the parents at 1007 West Hickory street in Union City where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Union City Methodist church Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Hollansburg.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born in Randolph Co., IN, the son of John Turner and Garnet Watson (both b. in Randolph Co.). He was a welder by occupation.]

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

Dies in Columbus.

Word has come to Union City of the death at Columbus, Ohio, of Mrs. DeLoris (Ables) Keene, wife of Karl Keene and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ables, formerly of Ridgeville. Short services will be held and burial made at Lawndale cemetery, Ridgeville, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1 p. m.

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

Jesse Bromagem second victim in car crash.

Four hours after the death of Warren Eugene Turner, in the Wayne hospital in Greenville, W. Jesse Bromagem, 46, of Greenville, Rural Route 3, who was a passenger in the same car with Turner, died from a fracture of the skull. He is survived by his widow, Nellie; two sons, Walter of Greenville and Lloyd of Eldorado; one daughter, Velma, at home; three grandchildren; one brother, John of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Orville Fryman, of Greensboro, N. C.; a half-brother, John Bromagem of Union City and a half-sister, Mrs. Herman Stewart, of Winchester, Rural Route.

Funeral services will be held in the Miller Funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. The place of burial has not been determined. The body was removed to the residence near Greenville.

Floyd Longfellow, 27, of Greenville, driver of the car in which Turner and Bromagem were riding remains in critical condition, according to latest reports, in the Wayne hospital with a broken right leg and a possible skull fracture.

The accident which claimed the lives of the two men occurred at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the intersection of State Highway 71 and the Pittsburg-Gettysburg road at the Painter Creek Brethren church nine miles southeast of Greenville. The three Greenville men were on their way to work at Patterson Field, Dayton, when their car collided with a truck belonging to the White Mountain creamery of St. Marys, O., which was driven by Dwight Bruner of St. Marys. The truck was going south on the highway that has stop signs at the intersection. The truck stopped in a field while the auto went into the ditch and knocked down a telephone pole. The truck driver escaped injury.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Jessie William Bromagem was born Jan. 21, 1897 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Francis Bromagem (b. in Darke Co.) and Elizabeth Baker. He died on Nov. 9th at Wayne hospital and was buried in the Greenville Cemetery on Nov. 13th. He was an inspector of airplane engines at the Dayton Air Service Command.]

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

Illness is fatal to Mrs. Canada.

Mrs. Opal Canada, 51, North Union street, Union City, died at the Randolph County hospital at 9 a. m. Friday after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Horn of northeast of Union City and attended the Thomas district school.

Her husband, Marion Canada, died five years ago. She is survived by one son, Paul, one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Dines of Greenville. Her mother, Mrs. Lois Van Horn, and one brother Joe Van Horn of near Union City; one sister, Mrs. Russell Byrnes of Union City, and a half brother Chester Van Horn in the South.

Funeral services will be at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. D. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Saturday noon.

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

Four children lost in fire at Bradford, Ohio.

Four children of Mr. and Mrs. Judson Minnich of Bradford, Ohio, were burned to death Wednesday night at 10:45 when fire destroyed their two-room cottage along the Pennsylvania railroad track in the east part of the town. The children and ages were: Mary, 12, Eileen, eight; Judson Larry, two; and Ann, one.

The children were alone, the father being at work on his 4 p. m. to midnight shift for the Pennsylvania railroad. Bradford and Covington fire departments responded but could not save the cottage.

Surviving besides the parents and sister are two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Minnich of Covington, and a great grandfather, Callie Harrison, of Bradford. Private funeral services for the four children were held at the Chester Stocker funeral home Friday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Services held Friday.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at Praise Chapel northwest of Union City for George W. Kaufman, 56, farmer, who died Tuesday afternoon at his home near Ridgeville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Dollie; one son, Delbert, of northwest of Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Webster and Miss Evelyn Kaufman of Union City; Mrs. Robert Simmons and Miss Madonna Kaufman of northwest of Union City.

Nov. 13th. -- Funeral services for George Kaufman, 56, who died Wednesday at the home of a brother, Chris, northwest of Saratoga, were held Friday at the Praise Chapel Church of God with Rev. Herschel Caudill in charge. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Kaufman was born January 3, 1887, in Jay county, the son of Henry and Matilda (Keltner) Kaufman, and had been a farmer in Randolph county most of his life. Death followed an illness of three months.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Robert Webster, Mrs. Roberta Simmons, Misses Evelyn and Madonna Kaufman, all of Union City; one son, Delbert, of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hollingsworth, of Hemlock, Mich.; Mrs. Dora Strich, of Chicago, and Mrs. Fred Owens, of near here, and five brothers, John and Chris, both of near Winchester; Clarence, Fred and Roy, all of New Pittsburg.

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

Infant is buried.

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young of Hillgrove, who died soon after birth at the Union City hospital Wednesday, were held at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at the residence, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was in the Snell cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers and two sisters.

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

Sailor is reported killed in action.

Greenville, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Nolan Campbell, Jr., 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Campbell, Arcanum R. R. 2, has been killed in action in the South Pacific according to a navy department message to his parents.

No date of death was disclosed in the message and the parents were cautioned not to divulge the name of his ship or station to prevent possible aid to our enemies.

Young Campbell, who ranked as seaman first class, had served in the navy since February 1 and was sent overseas immediately after completing his "boot" training at the Great Lakes, Ill. naval station.

His last letter to his parents arrived on October 26.

Besides his parents he has a brother, Louis, of Pleasant Hill and a sister, Miss Winifred Campbell, Dayton.

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

Former county resident dies.

E. Hubert Ginn, 58, former Winchester resident, died Sunday at is home in Chicago.

He is survived by the widow, Mary; one son, Edwin, in the army at Camp Campbell, Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Warren of Union City, and the mother, Mrs. Emma Ginn of Winchester.

The body was brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Died --- Mrs. Salome McGriff, 80, widow of Eli McGriff, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a son, Blair McGriff, near Castine, Ohio. She formerly lived in Greenville. Surviving are two sons, Blair and Lloyd McGriff, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Ira Hawes, of Arcanum, and a sister, Inez Hoffman, of Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Castine U. B. church, with burial in the Castine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 19, 1863 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Lycurgus Hawes and Hester Burger. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Charles McClure, 89-year-old Butler township, Darke county farmer, whose death occurred Wednesday noon at his home near New Madison, were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Universalist church in New Madison, with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial was in the New Madison cemetery. Surviving are the widow, a son, a daughter, a granddaughter and one brother.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home, New Madison, OH, Records state that Charles Herschel McClure was born Jan. 1, 1874 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of David McClure and Jennie Baker.]

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

Died --- Andrew Magato, 89, retired farmer, died Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Florence Staugler, in Versailles, after a lingering illness. A son and two daughters survive. Funeral services were held at St. Denis Catholic church in Versailles Monday morning with burial at St. Valbert's cemetery.

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

William Davis rites to be held Wednesday.

Funeral services for William L. (Billo) Davis, 78, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital around noon Sunday, following an illness of several months duration, will be held at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Mr. Davis is survived by two sisters Mrs. Eli Keys of Winchester and Mrs. Clarence Platt of Lynn; four step-children, Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. Vera Hutchens, both of near Lynn, Paul Davis in military service stationed in Australia, and Forrest Davis of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and where friends may call.

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

Died --- Harley Spitler, 64, retired livestock buyer, was found dead Monday in his home at Pitsburg. He was last seen alive on Saturday. Surviving are six daughters, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum, with burial in the Mote cemetery near Pitsburg.

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

Died --- Percy Garst, 70, retired pattern maker and draftsman for the Ford Motor Co., died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Monday. He is survived by his wife and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the residence in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 29, 1871, in Greenville, the son of Henry Clay Garst (b. Salem, VA) and Maranda E Hufnagle (b, Hummelstown, PA) He was survived by his widow, Cora Garst; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Menke of Greenville, Mrs. Elizabeth Stoltz and Kate Garst. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge.]

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

Died --- Daniel Shultz, 86, lifelong resident of Darke county, died Tuesday night at the home of a son, Clarence, in Bradford. The son and one daughter survive. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Gettysburg, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Died --- Mrs. Iven Saylor, 62, died Thursday afternoon at her home in Palestine after an illness of two years. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county. Survivors are one brother and two sisters. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City will conduct the funeral services at the Saylor residence Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Martha Elizabeth Saylor was born Aug. 5, 1881 in Bradford, OH, the daughter of John E. Warner and Mary Rarrick (both b. in Bradford, OH). She was survived by the husband, Iven Saylor; one brother, Albert Warner, of Bradford; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Wogoman, of Bradford, and Mrs. David Arnett, of Stelvideo, OH.]

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

Walter S. Sowers loses battle with ill health.

After 18 months of failing health, Walter S. Sowers closed a life of usefulness and honor at his home at 1223 West Oak street in Union City at 11:30 a. m. Monday, at the age of 61 years. He was born in Ripley, Brown county, Ohio, March 16, 1882, the son of Alexander and Lucy (Newman) Sowers.

He received his education in the schools of Ripley and Richmond, Ind., to which city he came as a boy of 11 years. At the Richmond Casket Co. plant he learned his trade of tool and die maker which he followed until ill health came. Coming to Union City 25 years ago he was employed by the Union City Body Co. in whose plant he continued to the end of his active life.

Mr. Sowers was a member of the Church of Christ, the Masonic lodge, and had a life membership in the Elks lodge of Richmond. He is survived by his widow, Grace (Ross) Sowers; one daughter, Mrs. Meredith Gurtner, of Union City; one granddaughter, Sandra Lynn Gurtner; two step-sons, George and Allen Engle of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Ridgeway and Mrs. Will Brown of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at the Sowers residence Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body is at the Brooks funeral home.

[The body was returned to the residence Tuesday morning. Masonic funeral services were held at the residence on Tuesday evening.]

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

Will attend services for former resident.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Anderson, Mrs. James J. Patchell and other relatives in Union City will go to Spartanburg Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral services for Charles Everett Anderson which will be held in the Christian church at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Sando funeral home in Arcanum after 7 o'clock tonight.

Charles Everett Anderson, who was 73 years of age, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Sipe at Arcanum, Ohio, following a brief illness. He spent most of his life in the Spartanburg community where he engaged in farming. In recent years he had spent part of his time in Union City. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Sipe of Arcanum and Mrs. Paul Dumbord of Modoc; two sons, Max E. and Herbert P. of Lynn; five grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas B. Anderson of Union City. Mrs. Glenn Davis, of Winchester is a niece.

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

Orville Coyner dies in Munda battle - Air Corp member meets death November 15.

Technical Sergeant Orville J. Coyner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyner, 625 Beech street, Winchester, was killed in action in an air battle over Munda in the southwest Pacific, according to word received by the parents today from the war department. Sgt. Coyner's death occurred November 15.

Sgt. Coyner was a radio operator on a bomber, according to his parents, and previously had taken part in five bombing missions. He had written that he was to be awarded the air medal and three oak leaf clusters but that they had not yet been awarded officially.

Sgt. Coyner left the United States last February after being stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Scott field, Ill., Boise, Ida., McChord field, Wash., and San Francisco, Cal. He was also stationed in New Zealand after being sent overseas.

A letter written by Sgt. Coyner Nov. 9 was received only yesterday by his parents. It was written from a south Pacific base.

A graduate of Winchester high school in 1937, Sgt. Coyner is survived by the parents; three brothers Virgil, Don and Bill; and a sister, Marie. The parents and Virgil Coyner are employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation where Sgt. Coyner had been employed before his enlistment on May 28, 1941. The brother, Don, is in the army at Nashville, Tenn.

Other survivors include Lewis Baker, Mrs. Charles Dunn, Mrs. Roy Harness, and Mrs. Hattie May Townsend, all of Winchester; Mrs. E. W. Myers, Farmland, James Baker of Muncie and Mrs. Eliza Davis of Frankfort, all are uncles and aunts.

Mrs. Coyner, who was prostrated by the news, was under the care of a physician this afternoon.

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

John H. Cassel answers call in Indianapolis.

John H. Cassel, 81, well-known tobacco buyer in the Union City community for 30 years, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Walters, in Indianapolis. He was a native of Darke county, son of Eli and Susan Cassel. When ill health came upon him 13 years ago he sold his residence on East Elm street in Union City to J. E. Teaford and went to Indianapolis to live.

Surviving him are five daughters: Mrs. Walters and Mrs. L. G. Jennings of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ira Mundhenk of Union City, Mrs. Ross Thompson of Carmel, Ill., and Mrs. Anna Mills of Greenville; two sons, Russel and Nobel of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Charles Ochler, and one brother, Abe Cassel, both of Union City.

The body will be brought Thursday at 2 p. m. to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m., with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in Teagarden cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Mrs. Hattie Phillips dies in Morgantown.

Thomas and William Welch of south of Union City left early Wednesday morning for Morgantown, West Va., to attend the funeral services for their sister, Mrs. John Phillips, formerly Miss Hettie Welch, of the Union City community. Mrs. Phillips, who was 68 years old, died Tuesday morning at her home after several months of illness.

Mrs. Phillips who was the daughter of John and Ellen Welch, spent her early life near Union City. She left that community 44 years ago and has returned only twice in that period. Surviving her are her husband, nine children and five grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Julia Welch of south of Union City and Mrs. Mary Anderson of Lynn; three brothers, Charles, William and Thomas, all of south of Union City.

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

Died --- Harter J. Markey, 84, died Tuesday afternoon at his home one-half mile south of Greenville, after a year's illness. Surviving are the widow, Pearl; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2 p. m. with burial in Woodland cemetery, Dayton.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born in 1869 in Preble Co., OH, the son of Joseph Markey and Barbara Hart. The deceased's age is listed here as 66 and the cemetery as Woodlane, lot #393, west half.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Esther Shiff, 77, who died at her home in Painter Creek, were held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Newcomer cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three sisters.

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

Dies in Hotel.

Funeral services for Harry Lawrence, 53, who moved a few months ago from Greenville to Piqua and who was found dead in a Piqua hotel room from a heart attack, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery. Lawrence was employed in a Piqua war industry and had recently undergone a major operation. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Harry G. Lawrence was born Feb. 11, 1890 near New Madison, the son of Elam Lawrence (b. near New Madison) and Mary Shriver (b. OH)]

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

Mary Kershner dies Thursday at sister's home.

Mrs. Mary Kershner, 68, widow of Dennis Kershner, died Thursday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wesley Keltner, east of Poplar Grove church and four miles southeast of Union City. She had not been in good health recently, but had been in Union City last week.

Mrs. Kershner was born in Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Fanny Wise. She lived her life in Darke County except a few years north of Lisbon northwest of Union City. She was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Keltner and Mrs. Isaac Bright, both of southeast of Union City; two brothers, David Wise of Greenville, and Joe D. Wise of Woodland, Mich.

Funeral services will be held in the Church of the Brethren in Union City Sunday at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery north of Bradford, Ohio. The body will be brought Saturday morning from the Clarence Miller funeral home in Greenville to the Wesley Keltner home near Union City where friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary C. Kershner was born Oct. 4, 1875 in Darke Co., the daughter of John M. Wise (b. Darke Co.) and Fannie B. Miller (b. Miami Co.).]

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

Arba woman's father dies.

Funeral services for Wickliff E. Harlan, father of Mrs. Fred Elliott, Arba, will be held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Jones and Placks funeral home in Richmond. Mr. Harlan, who was 95, died Thursday at Bethel. Three other daughters and a son survive.

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

Charles Catey dies at hospital.

Charles Edgar Catey, 79, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. Catey was a resident of Lynn. He is survived by the widow, Viola, and one half-sister, Mrs. Kora Baldwin of near Huntsville.

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

[Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2 p. m. at his home in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial was made in the Buena Vista cemetery.]

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

Ansonia resident dead.

Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, 75, formerly of Ansonia, died Tuesday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. R. W. Leach, in Lima, Ohio, after a week's illness. Her husband Henry Phillips died in 1942. The body was removed to the home of Harry Phillips , a son, at New Weston, where friends may call after Wednesday. Services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Harry of New Weston and R. W. of Narberth, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Livingston, of Gadsden, Ala.; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Russel Livingston; three brothers, George, Edward and Albert Nagle.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Elizabeth L. Phillips was born Jan. 8, 1868 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Charles Nagle (b. Germany) and Kathryn Jenkinson (b. OH).]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Paul V. Bright, nine-weeks old child of Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Bright of Greenville, who died at the Wayne hospital Tuesday, were held at the residence Friday morning, with burial at Potsdam, Ohio. The parents, two brothers and a sister survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 27, 1943

John F. Maley dead near Dunkirk, Indiana.

John F, Maley, 83, retired farmer died at his home one mile east of Dunkirk Friday night after 13 years of ill health. He was a native of Oxford, Ohio, and lived on a farm near Union City for several years, going to Dunkirk in 1905. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church at Dunkirk.

Surviving are the widow, Mary Elizabeth; six daughters, Miss Helen Maley, at home; Mrs. Kathryn Kluesner and Miss Florence Maley, of Richmond; Miss Loretta Maley and Mrs. Charlotte Kaufman of Sullivan, Ind.; Mrs. William F. Wilson of Muncie; one son, James, at home; one half-brother, William Dillon of Union City, and a half-sister, Mrs. Rose Johns of California.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church, Dunkirk, Monday at 9 a. m. with burial in St. Mary's cemetery at Union City. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 27, 1943

Died --- Frederick Sander, Sr., 91, retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday morning at the home of a son, Fred, Jr., four miles northeast of Greenville. He came to Darke county in 1863 from Germany, and was the oldest member of St. John's Lutheran church which he had attended for 75 years. Surviving him are three sons, four daughters, 26 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. John's church Sunday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Hazel Prosser loses long fight with ill health.

After a gallant battle against ill health, Mrs. Hazel Prosser, 42, widow of Fred Prosser, of 1020 West Hickory street, Union City, died at 3 a. m. Sunday at the Richmond Hospital.

She was a native of Brown county, Ind., the date of her birth being Nov. 24, 1901. She had lived in Union City for the past 22 years. Her husband, who was a sergeant in the U. S. overseas air service in the first world war, died several years ago. From the shock of his death she never fully recovered.

Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Marshall and Miss Nellie Prosser, of Greenville; one son, Richard, of Yuma, Ariz.; her mother, Mrs. Emma Waltz, of Edinburg, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Long, of Greenburg, Ind.; five brothers, Floyd Waltz and Charles Waltz, of Edinburg; Alva Waltz, of Nineveh, Ind.; Jacob Waltz and Chris Waltz, of Coal Center, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

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

Thomas Stack buried Saturday; Middletown, N. Y.

Word reached Union City Saturday night of the death of Thomas Stack, 70, from heart attack at his home in Middletown, N. Y. He had been in ill health for several years.

He was born in Preble county, Ohio, on Aug. 16, 1873, the son of Edmund and Nora Stack. When a small boy he came with his parents to a farm seven miles south of Union City. He attended the Old Seminary and helped with the farming.

On Nov. 18, 1908, at Middletown, N. Y., he was married to Miss Katherine Durham, sister of the well known Catholic priests, Rev. John Durham and Rev. James Durham, both of whom served the St. Mary's church in Union City. He was a member of St. Mary's church in Union City and of the Knights of Columbus.

Until 10 years ago he lived on his own farm on the Winchester and Greenville highway between Highway 227 and the State Line highway, seven miles south of Union City.

He is survived by his widow; two sisters, Mrs. John Hazelmire and Miss Mary Stack, and one brother, Frank Stack, all of Union City.

Funeral services were held at Middletown Saturday with burial there.

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

William F. Zech claimed by death without warning.

Union City and community, and especially the officials and employes of the Backstay Welt Co., were surprised and deeply shocked Sunday afternoon to learn of the death of William F. Zech, 47, at his home, at 121 Sycamore street, at 3:30 p. m. Rupture of the aorta or large artery leading from the heart was given as the cause of death. Only a few days of illness preceded the end.

Mr. Zech, who was a lifelong resident of Darke county, Ohio, was born in Brown township, east of Union City, April 3, 1896, the son of John and Clara (Strait) Zech, well known farmers. He attended the district school and assisted with the farming.

On Nov. 1, 1917, he was married to Miss Laura Good of that community. Two years after they moved to Union City where Mr. Zech accepted employment in the Backstay plant, now known as the Backstay Welt Co. plant. For the past several years he has held a responsible position as a foreman in that plant. He was elected member of the board of education of Union City, Ohio, in which office he served with credit for three years.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. George Westfall of south of Union City, and Mrs. James Kennon of Dayton; one granddaughter, Janis De Lee Westfall; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Paulin of near Union City, and Mrs. Flossie Woods of near Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 7 o'clock this evening.

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

Death claims Jacob Small.

Jacob H. Small, 67, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 1:30 a. m. Sunday following an illness of two weeks. He resided four miles east of Ridgeville. He was a member of the Deerfield Methodist church, the Ridgeville F. & A. M. lodge and the Eastern Star.

He is survived by the widow, Anna, one daughter, Mrs. Leland Thomas of Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Mandilla Clapp of near Ridgeville, Mrs. Rossa Deer, of King's Creek, Ohio, and Mrs. Jeanie Wysong of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two brothers, William of Urbana, Ohio, and Edward of Marion, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. Milton Persons. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1 o'clock until 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Friends may call at the residence any time.

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

Lane services to be Tuesday.

Funeral services for Martha Susan Lane, 80, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Hilton, near Arba, about 6 p. m. Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Arba Friends church in charge of Rev. James Tosch. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the daughter any time.

Mrs. Hilton, died following an illness of about two weeks. She is survived by three sons, Warren C., of Worchester, Mass., William B. and James C., both of Ezel, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hilton of Milton, and Mrs. Hilton of near Arba, and eighteen grandchildren.

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

Died --- Mrs. Angie Younce Deeter, 89, widow of the late John B. Deeter, who had been treasurer of the national Church of the Brethren and of the Southern Ohio District Conference of the Church of the Brethren, died Saturday at the Brethren Home in Greenville. Surviving are one son, one granddaughter, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. S. A. Blessing officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove cemetery near Covington.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 2, 1854 in Miami Co, OH, the daughter of Larkin Younce (b. N. C.) and Katherine Shellabarger (b. PA). She was survived by her son, Dorsey Deeter of Covington, one granddaughter; four brothers, Frank and Cyrus Younce of West Milton, John Younce of Dayton and Charles Younce of Washington state; three sisters, Almira Landis of West Milton, Almeda Hershey of Iowa, and Julia Croft of Philadelphia. Clergy was Rev. Roy Shank of Covington.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for John E. Longcreek, 75, who died at his home near Brock, were held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Brock Christian church, with burial in the Brock cemetery. Surviving are one son, a grandchild, and two sisters.

[This name might possibly be Longcrick and misspelled here.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, November 30, 1943

Died --- I. N. Bright of east of Union City, received word Saturday of the death of his sister, Mrs. John Isenberger, 54, of Ludlowville, N. Y. Funeral services were held in that city Monday. The news was double sorrow, as Mrs. Bright's sister, Mrs. Mary Kershner, was buried on Sunday with services at the Union City Church of the Brethren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1943

Heart attack proves fatal to Orlando Puterbaugh.

While walking back to a corn field on the Roy Snyder farm one mile east of Hillgrove and four miles southeast of Union City at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday, Orlando Puterbaugh, 73, retired farmer, of 635 North Columbia street, Union City, suffered a heart attack and expired in a few minutes. With Roy Snyder and Howard Kester he was on his way to the field to shuck corn. He had not been complaining recently of illness.

Mr. Puterbaugh was born near Woodington, Ohio, April 15, 1870, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Miller) Puterbaugh. He attended the Bethel school and followed the occupation of farming, becoming one of the successful farmers of the community. On Oct. 10, 1897, he was married to Miss Kate Carol Dunn. He continued to live in the country till 18 years ago when he retired and moved to Union City.

He was a member of the Christian church at Woodington. Surviving him are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Michael and Mrs. Harry Beachler, of Dayton; Mrs. George Shreeve, of Union City; two sons, Raymond of Arcanum and Kenneth of Greenville. Other survivors include nine grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 4:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1943

Edward Tipple called by death.

John Edward Tipple, 70, will known paper hanger and decorator, died at 11:30 p. m. Tuesday at his home at 715 Central Avenue in Union City following five years of ill health.

He was born east of Union City July 24, 1873, the son of Andrew and Anna (Sullenbarger) Tipple. He spent his entire life in Darke county, Ohio, in or near Union City. He attended the Wenrick school. On Feb. 18, 1901, he was married to Miss Belle Mitchell by Rev. Matthew Small of the Christian church in Union City. Mr. Tipple followed his trade industriously and successfully until ill health came upon him.

Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Lee Butts, her husband and five children, who live in the Tipple home; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Evans of Union City, Mrs. Clara Ross of Brookville, Ohio, and Mrs. Dessie Nowlin, of Greenville; two brothers, Stanley of Union City and Basel of Cropsey, Ill.

According to the tentative funeral arrangements, the final services will be held at the Brooks funeral home Friday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the residence at 715 Central Avenue after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1943

Dies in Oklahoma.

Word has been received in Darke county of the death on Nov. 19 at Boynton, Okla., of Austin R. Skidmore, who was born and raised near Sharpeye southeast of Union City. He had lived in Oklahoma since 1902. Surviving him are his widow; two sons, all of Boynton, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Halley and Mrs. W. F. Mills, of Palestine Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1943

Died --- Mrs. Isabel (Bookwalter) Stubbs, 78, widow of the late W. Y. Stubbs, Greenville attorney, died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Monday morning from paralysis. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county. Surviving are four brothers and two sisters, Funeral services will be held from the Stubbs residence at 324 West Fourth street, Greenville, Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1943

Died --- Carl Waitman, 88, of Bradford, for 30 years a rural mail carrier, died Saturday at the home of a son, Earl, at Logansport, Ind. He had lived at Logansport for 15 years. A son and daughter survive. Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the Harris Creek church north of Bradford, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Died --- Mrs. Anna Bollinger, 56, widow of the late Justice John Bollinger of Greenville, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a brother, Allen Burk, in Greenville, after an illness of 12 weeks. She is survived by two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, five brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Burk residence at 323 Plum street Friday at 2 p. m. with burial at Greenlawn cemetery, Arcanum.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Anna Edna Bollinger was born Oct. 6, 1887 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Frank Burk (b. Randolph Co., IN) and Matilday Baker (b. Dayton, OH) She was survived by two sons, Artie Burk Bollinger, of Cincinnati, and Pearl Burk Bollinger, of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. John Marker, of Greenville; 5 grandchildren; five brothers, Allen, Frank, and Wilbur of Greenville, and Lon of Chicago and Pearl Burk of Calahan, Ca.]

[Note - Both the newspaper and Millers state the burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. This should be checked since both her parents and her husband were buried at Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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

Died --- Mrs. Pearl Irene Jones, 44, wife of John Jones, died Tuesday afternoon at her home east of Painter Creek [Darke Co., OH] following 14 years of ill health. Surviving are the husband, a son, a daughter, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held at Painter Creek church Friday at 2 p. m., with burial in the Newcomer cemetery.

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

Sgt. Anderson reported killed in New Guinea.

The following article in Wednesday's Indianapolis Star refers to the grandson of Captain and Mrs. Edward Anderson and a great grandson of Francis S. Anderson who formerly lived in Union City. He was a distant relative of Bert Anderson and Mrs. J. J. Patchell of Union City.

"Staff Sergeant Edwin S. Anderson, 23 years old, who preferred action to a job as instructor in one of the gunnery schools of the army air forces, was killed Friday in action in New Guinea, the war department has informed the mother, Mrs. Mildred S. Anderson, 3455 1/2 North Illinois street.

After he completed training as an aerial gunner at the Harlingen (Texas) gunnery school, Sgt. Anderson was asked to remain as an instructor. He expressed a preference for combat duty and was assigned to a bombardment squadron.

His mother said yesterday that Sgt. Anderson was known to his comrades as "Lucky", and that she had felt certain he would come through the fighting all right. In a letter received here a week ago, Sgt. Anderson had written that he was 'working hard ..... on lots of missions, one about every 24 hours.' He also had seen action on the Kiska offensive.

A graduate of Arsenal Technical high school, he had been in the army since June 1941, and in New Guinea since last June. He was born in Ohio, but had lived in Indianapolis since he was eight years old.

His father is Frank Anderson of Fort Benjamin Harrison. A brother, Frank Anderson, recently received a medical discharge from the marine corps."

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

Store Manager Dies.

Albert E. Staupp, 65, who has conducted a barber shop in Tipp City, Ohio, for 35 years, and who has worked at the barber trade for 44 years, died suddenly from a heart attack Wednesday. A wife and two children survive.

Mr. Staupp formerly managed the Hartzell five and ten cent store in Union Cit which was located next to the old Commercial National Bank on Columbia street, with entrances on Columbia and Pearl streets. He left Union City 28 years ago. A few days ago John F. Caron, Union City barber who was celebrating his 50th anniversary of his start at barbering, received a message of congratulation from Mr. Staupp.

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

Died --- Mrs. Estella S. Emerick, 79, died Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Townsend in Arcanum. Surviving are two sons, the step-mother, six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Died --- Benjamin F. Loxley, 71, formerly of Bradford, dropped dead Thursday afternoon while working in a cornfield near Covington. Surviving are the widow, five sons, three daughters, six brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Greenville Creek Christian church Sunday at 2 p. m. with interment in the cemetery mausoleum at Covington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 6, 1943

Greenville Pharmacist Dies.

Lloyd B. Coon, 69, an active Greenville pharmacist for more than 40 years, died Saturday at his home at 442 East Third street after a lingering illness. He had worked for several drug stores and had been in the Baird store for the past five years. Surviving him are the widow, one daughter, and a half-brother. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Victim of fumes buried at Eaton.

The body of Mrs. Ralph Nance, who died at her home at 1309 West Oak street, Union City, Saturday night, was taken Monday afternoon from the Brooks funeral home to the Girton funeral home in Eaton, Ohio, where funeral services were largely attended Tuesday afternoon. Burial took place in the Eaton cemetery.

Since the first announcement the details of the pathetic story have been revealed. Mr. Nance, who is part owner of a truck operating between St. Louis and Saginaw, Mich., and who had no sleep since Thursday night, because of driving on a trip, had come home early Saturday afternoon. About 8 o'clock he became sleepy and lay down on the davenport after Mrs. Nance had told him that she was preparing to take a bath. Shortly before 9 o'clock he was awakened by the 2 year old daughter, Gloria Jean, who was making an unusual noise. Missing his wife, he went to the bathroom where he found her unconscious.

Placing her on a bed, he labored frantically with artificial respiration to save her life, but when a local doctor arrived 20 minutes later she was dead. The autopsy performed Sunday by Coroner Lowell Painter of Winchester and D. L. G. Montgomery of Muncie showed that death was caused by carbon monoxide gas. The bathroom, which was tightly closed, is equipped not with a stove but with a standard gas water heater of a type used by many people in the city and installed three years ago by a licensed plumber. It is connected with the flue by a ventilating pipe, and had not caused trouble previously, according to reports.

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

Died --- Frank Mills, 67, employe of the Greenville street service department, died Monday noon at his home at 520 Sweitzer street following a long illness.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Franklin Otis Mills was born Dec. 23, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George V. Mills and Fian Barta. He was buried in the Greenville Cemetery on Dec. 8th. His surviving wife was Clara Mills.]

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

Died --- Miss Mary Lehman, 66, of Versailles, died Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Gertrude True in Greenville after a lingering illness. A brother, several nieces and nephews are the only immediate survivors. The body was removed to the Marker funeral home in Versailles pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

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

Died --- Mrs. Emma Smith, 75, wife of John S. Smith, Pennsylvania Railroad Co. employe, died Tuesday morning at her home in Bradford after an illness of two days from pneumonia. Surviving her are the husband, two sons, two daughters, two foster children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Bradford Methodist church Thursday at 2 p. m., with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Killed In Action.

Word has reached relatives in Darke county that James Riegel, 19, son of Ed Riegel formerly of Dawn, and of Union City, was killed in the fighting in the Solomon islands in November. He was attending the University of Arizona on a scholarship awarded to him when he enlisted in the U. S. Marines, being attached on request to the Raider's unit. Several weeks ago he sent a letter home stating that he was expecting to return to the states soon and would visit his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Riegel, at Dawn. His brother, George, is in the navy.

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

Mrs. Cheeseman dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Anna Mary Cheeseman, 84, widow of John Cheeseman, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Marquis, at Lynn Thursday after an illness of several months.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marquis of Lynn, Mrs. Nannie Gropp of Coolidge, Kans., and Mrs. Edith Miller, Winchester; three sons, Fred Cheeseman, near Lynn, Raymond of Los Angeles and Enos of Summer, Wash.; three brothers, Butler Shafer, Enos Schafer and Nelson Schafer, all of Argos, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Waltz, Argos, Mrs. Hala Corey, Monticello and Mrs. Flora Wolpord, Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Congregational Christian church in Winchester in charge of Rev. Lester McFarland, assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Marquis in Lynn after 4 p. m. today.

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

Died --- Mrs. Frances Hollinger, 81, widow of Jacob Hollinger, died Wednesday night at her home near New Madison. Surviving her are a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, one brother and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Beech Grove church, with Burial in Greenmound cemetery, New Madison.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Frances Isadora Hollinger was born June 11, 1862 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Ruben Brown and Esther Bausman (both b. in Darke Co.)]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Marshall, 35, wife of Earl Marshall, formerly of near Frenchtown in Darke county, who died Sunday at Fredericksburg, Va., were held Thursday morning at Holy Family church in Frenchtown, with burial in the church cemetery. The body was brought to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Baltes, near Frenchtown. Mrs. Marshall had lived at Fredericksburg for the past four years. Surviving besides the husband and parents are three sisters and four brothers.

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

Husband of county teacher dies in action.

Relative of near Losantville are awaiting further word today of the death of Capt. Thomas Hackleman.

A telegram was received Monday night from the war department advising Mrs. Hackleman of the death of her husband on Nov. 29. The last letter Mrs. Hackleman received from her husband was while he was in India.

Capt. Hackleman's home was in Springfield, Ohio, and he received his training in aviation and was commissioned at Fort Wayne. He was stationed in Massachusetts before being sent overseas. He enlisted in the air corps in April, 1941 and left Massachusetts about the middle of last June.

Mrs. Hackleman is residing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Golliher of near Losantville and is a teacher of commerce in the Huntsville and Modoc schools.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 11, 1943

Relatives receive word of death.

Word has been received in Lynn of the death at Akron, O., of Insco Hill, 72 years old. Relatives include three sisters, Mrs. Ed Hamilton, Mrs. Harrison Hiatt, and Mrs. Nora Clooney, and a brother, Orla E. Hill, all of Lynn.

Funeral services are scheduled this afternoon in Akron.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 11, 1943

Wesley Hutchens dies at home.

Wesley Marion Hutchens, 78, died at his home northwest of Lynn at 4 a. m. today. He is survived by the widow, Laura Jane; one daughter, Carrie Ellen Edwards, near Winchester; two sons, Ralph of Richmond and Irvin of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, C. L. Hutchins of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Alta Johnson, Carlos, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne in charge. Burial was made in the Williamsburg cemetery.]

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

Death follows brief illness.

The Union City community was deeply shocked Sunday to learn of the death of Mrs. Cora May Hummel, wife of Alvin Hummel, of three miles northeast of the city. Heart weakness followed an attack of influenza which occurred a week ago, and the end came at Union City hospital at 12:30 Sunday morning.

Mrs. Hummel, who was the daughter of Charles and Susan (Amspaugh) Livingston, was born in Jackson township near Union City March 4, 1889, and lived her entire life of 54 years in Darke county, Ohio. She attended the Thomas district school near her home. On Feb. 11, 1909, she was married to Alvin Hummel. She was a member of the Union City Trinity Lutheran church, but took fellowship in the Union City Church of Christ.

Surviving her besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ivy W. Smith of Union City, Rural Route 5, and Miss Mary Susan Hummel, at home; four sons, Glen D., of Union City, Rural Route 5; Charles J., at home; Dale H., of Garden City, Mich.; and Claud L., of the U. S. army, Panama Canal Zone. Surviving also are six grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Charles Livingston, of Union City; four brothers, Edward and Roy Livingston, of Union City, Rural Route 5; Ora Livingston, of Union City, Rural Route 3; and Clarence Livingston, of New Weston, Ohio, Rural Route 1.

The body of Mrs. Hummel was returned this afternoon from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the Hummel home where friends may call

Plans for funeral services are not complete pending word from the son in the armed forces.

[Funeral services for Mrs. Alvin Hummel, former resident east of Union City, were held Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 2 p. m. at the Christian church in Union City with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial was made in Lisbon cemetery.

Sgt. Claud Hummel, a son, reached home Sunday night after a serious delay in transportation from the Panama Canal Zone where he is stationed. He reached San Antonio, Texas Saturday morning and wired home the news of his arrival in the States. He made good connections from Texas to Union City.]

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

Services are held for Roberts infant.

Grave side services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Glaness Roberts of northwest of Union City, who died at the City hospital two hours after birth, Sunday night, were held at 3 p. m. today in the North Salem cemetery.

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

Killed In Action.

The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rush, who live near Palestine, that their son, Pfc. Emil E. Rush, 23, was killed in action on the Italian front on Armistice Day, Nov. 11. Pfc. Rush had served in both the Tunisian and Sicilian campaigns with an infantry unit of Gen. Clark's Fifth Army. He entered the service Nov. 17, 1941, and was trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was formerly a machinist in the Frigidaire plant at Dayton.

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

Died --- William Jacob Johnson, 79, for many years a trainer of harness horses in western Ohio, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mong, at 320 Wayne Ave., Greenville. Besides the daughter he leaves the widow, one son, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Died --- John W. Moody, 57, custodian of the Greenville Electric Light & Power Co. for 23 years, died at his home in Greenville after an illness of 60 days. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, three grandchildren and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Died -- Mrs. Henrietta Kueterman, Sr., who formerly lived near Versailles, died Sunday at the home of a son, Henry, Jr., near Greenville, after an illness of six months. Surviving are five sons, two daughters, 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church in North Star Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Died --- Frank Brown, 59, former Darke county resident, died in Piqua Sunday after three years of illness. Surviving are the widow, three sons, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Piqua, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.

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

Died --- Ronald R. Poling, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Poling of near Glen Karn, died Sunday following an extended illness. Surviving are the parents, two brothers, four grandparents. Funeral services will be held at the Beech Grove church Wednesday at 2 p. m., with burial in Hollansburg.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 20, 1937 in Hollansburg, Darke Co., OH, the son of Ray Poling (b. Kirk, WV) and Dolly Scott (b. Coalton, WV)]

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

Louis Zaltsberg's father succumbs.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of H. Zaltsberg, 75, of Kokomo, father of Louis Zaltsberg. Death occurred at the home Monday afternoon. Mr. Zaltsberg was a resident of Kokomo for a number of years. He was retired at the time of his death.

Funeral services and burial will be in Cincinnati Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Zaltsberg have gone to Kokomo and their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Freadlin and her husband will go to Cincinnati Wednesday for the funeral services.

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

Illness claims Edward Hunt.

Charles Edward Hunt of Lynn, 13, died at the Randolph County hospital at 8:45 p. m. Wednesday following a serious illness of six weeks.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Hunt of Lynn; one brother, James, of Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Lowell Schroeder of Springport, and Gertrude May and Ruby, both at home. Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Retter of near Lynn and Samuel Hunt of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later. [Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson Burial was made in the New Liberty cemetery.]

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

Died --- Mrs. Otta Jefferis, 70, widow of the late Charles Jefferis, well-known Greenville auto dealer, died Wednesday at her home at 323 East Main street in Greenville following a lingering illness. She was a native of Washington Township, Darke County. Pending word from relatives no funeral plans have been made.

[Funeral services were conducted at the residence Saturday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.]

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

Died --- Harry Clifford Brandenburg, 76, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter in Troy. Funeral services were held at the Abbottsville church Thursday afternoon, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Died --- Lesley Campbell, 62, died suddenly Tuesday morning form a heart attack while working in the barn, on his farm near Ft. Jefferson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Savona U. B. church, with burial in Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that James Lesley Campbell was born Aug. 6, 1881 at Rantoul, Ill., the son of John E. Campbell and Mary Evans. His widowed wife was Estella Ida Campbell. In addition to his wife he was survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 half-brothers, and 2 half-sisters.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Napoleon Jay, 85, retired farmer of near Jaysville, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Abbottsville church, with burial in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 7, 1858 at Jaysville, Darke Co., OH, the son of Wesley Jay and Laura Bidwell. He died on Monday, Dec. 13th. His deceased wife was Jennie Jay. He was survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters, 17 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Harry C. Baylif, 45, of Bradford, C. & O. telegraph operator, who died suddenly from a heart attack, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Stocker funeral home in Bradford, with burial at Ft. Jefferson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1943

Aged resident dies at Greenville home.

William Logan, 92, one of Greenville's oldest residents, died Wednesday evening at his home at 707 East Water street following a lingering illness. He was a native of Indiana but had lived in Greenville for 60 years. He and his wife were planning their 73rd wedding anniversary celebration for February. Besides his wife he leaves two granddaughters, Mrs. Mabel Kelly and Miss Lorraine Logan, both of Greenville and six great grandchildren.

On July 29, 1928, a son, Ralph, and a grandson, Bernard, were electrocuted when they came in contact with a high tension wire while seining minnows in Greenville Creek.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Logan residence at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that William J. Logan was born March 15, 1850 in Dunlapsville, IN, the son of Jacob Logan and Jane _____. His widow was Mary Candace Logan.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1943

Died --- Mrs. Phillip Deem, 81, died Thursday at her home at 252 Bellevernon Avenue in Greenville after four months of illness. Surviving are the husband, two sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1943

Died --- Mrs. Irma Smelker, 60, pianist, singer and teacher, died Wednesday evening at her home west of New Madison after two years of illness. Surviving are the husband, Clifford Smelker, farmer and stockman; two daughters and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Stutz & Sando funeral home in New Madison.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Erma Smelker was born April 8, 1883 in Middleboro, IN, the daughter of Jesse E. Jones and Jennie Supple. Burial was made in the cemetery at New Madison.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1943

Hathaway Services.

Relatives and friends in Jackson Township northwest of Union City will go to Muncie Saturday morning to attend the funeral services at 10 a. m. at the Willard Street Church of God for William Hathaway, former Jackson Township resident, who died in Muncie Tuesday.

Mr. Hathaway, son of George Hathaway, was born in Jackson Township, and was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jessup. After farming several years in Jackson Township he moved to Muncie. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Della Poorman of Deerfield, and several children. Other survivors are Stephen Hathaway, a brother, of North Salem; Mrs. Bernard Chew, a half-sister, of Salamonia; and Mrs. G. B. Cultice, a foster sister, of northeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1943

Death claims Samuel Kem.

Samuel H. Kem, 83, died at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond about 1:20 p. m. Thursday. He was a resident of Lynn and a member of the Lynn I. O. O. F. Lodge.

He is survived by two sons, Ralph of near Muncie and Dr. Charles Kem of Richmond, eight grandchildren and one brother, C. W. Kem, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in Williamsburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 18, 1943

Useful life of Nell G. Branham closed by death.

Mrs. Nell G. Branham, prominent in religious, social and business circles in Union City over a long period, died at the Union City hospital at 10:45 p. m. Friday after several months of ill health and one week of serious illness.

She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Davis) Gregory of Union City, and spent practically all of her life there; attending the West Side grades and high school.

On March 11, 1886, she was married to Frank L. Branham, who died Feb. 16, 1922. For 28 years she assisted her husband in the operation of the Branham Hotel in Union City, one of the pioneer hotels in eastern Indiana. Upon the death of her husband she moved to 218 1/2 Pearl street where she and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose Gregory, have lived together since that time.

In 1923 she was an applicant for postmaster in Union City and made the highest grade in the examination provided by the U. S. Civil Service Commission. Surviving her are a niece, Mrs. Fred Sweetzer, of Marion, Ind., and two nephews, Dr. Thaddeus Gregory, of Indianapolis, and Major Frank Thompson of Pacific Grove, Cal.

Mrs. Branham was an active and devoted member of the Methodist church, a member of the Women' Society of Christian Service, the Wesleyan Bible class and former member of the official board. She was the last charter member of the Twentieth Century club since the death of Mrs. Nellie G. Reitenour Oct. 20. In addition to her club activities in Union City she served a term as president of the Randolph Federation of Clubs. During the first world war and since that time she was active in Red Cross work and patriotic activities of every kind. Besides the surviving relatives her death is mourned by a large circle of friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze Funeral home Monday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:30 a. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 18, 1943

Reported Drowned.

Pvt. Gerhardt Ochrtman, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ochrtman of Yorkshire, Darke County, has been reported dead from accidental drowning in the Panama Canal Zone. No details are known. Pvt. Ochrtman, who was inducted into the army March 26, 1942, has served with a medical detachment for several months. Memorial services are planned at 3 p. m. Sunday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church at Willowdell.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 18, 1943

Darke County farmer take his own life.

After a search of several hours, neighbors at 8 p. m. Thursday found the body of Irvin Royer, well-known 69-year-old farmer, hanging from a rafter of the barn on the Royer farm three miles southwest of Palestine. Dr. A. F. Sarver, coroner of Darke County returned a verdict of suicide. Relatives say that Royer had been despondent over failing health. He was first missed by his wife when she returned from a neighborhood sewing circle meeting at the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren.

Royer, who had lived on this farm for 40 years, is survived by his widow, one son, Jesse, of Oxford, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Long of Chesterton, Ind., and Pauline Fraley of New Madison; nine grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday at Beech Grove church, with burial at Ft. Jefferson.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 7, 1874 at Spartanburg, IN, the son of John Royer (b. Darke Co., OH) and Elizabeth Wise (b. Miami Co., OH). His wife was not named.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 18, 1943

Death claims Mrs. Etta Haynes.

Mrs. Etta Haynes, 63, died Saturday morning at 2:55 o'clock at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rinebarger, of near Hillgrove, after a few months' illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Shank, was born near Arcanum, and had lived for the past several years at Dayton, where she was a member of the D. of A. Lodge.

She is survived by a brother, Orville (Dick) Shank of East Elm street, Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Tille of Dayton; Miss Bertha Shank and Mrs. Henry Rnebarger of near Hillgrove, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rinebarger home in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry, of Salamonia, with Burial in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be returned form the C. J. Miller and Sons Funeral home in Greenville to the Rinebarger home at noon Sunday, after which time friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home Records do not list this funeral service.]

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

Hollingsworth funeral to be held Tuesday.

William S. Hollingsworth, 78, died at his home five miles southeast of Winchester Saturday after an illness of five weeks. He was a member of the Lynn Friends church.

He is survived by the widow, Etta; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Thayer of New Paris, Ohio, and Mrs. Edith Naber of Richmond; four sons, Clarence of Winchester, Grover of Farmland, and Cleo and Denver of Richmond. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Ruby Oren. Burial will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Services for Asa Wright are held today.

Asa Francis Wright, 88, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Iona Senior, one and a half miles northeast of Lynn Saturday.

Besides the daughter he is survived by two grandchildren, one brother, Will Wright of near Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p. m. at the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove cemetery.

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

Funeral for Mrs. Cain will be Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Cain, 62, who died late Friday at the Randolph County hospital, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Lowell Nicholson in charge. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery.

Mrs. Cain, who was the widow of Linzy Cain, is survived by two brothers, Fred and Bert Ball, of Louisville, Ky.

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

Died --- Mrs. Ella Burns, 78, died Friday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack she suffered at the home of a son, Orla Spencer, west of New Madison, Ohio, where she had made her home. She is survived by four daughters, three sons and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home at New Madison, with burial in Spartanburg cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Ella Nora Burns was born Oct. 24, 1865, the daughter of Washington Commons (b. OH) and Cazora Henheiser.]

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

Called to Illinois.

Mrs. Herschel Dye of 414 North Walnut Street in Union City has been called to Mt. Carmel, Ill., by the sudden death of her father, Harry R. Risley.

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

Will Attend Services.

Union City relatives will go to Versailles, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral services for Mrs. Della (Marker) Begin, 76, former Versailles resident, who died Sunday at Columbus. Mrs. Begin was active in the Rebekah lodge of Versailles and the Methodist church where services are to be held at 2 p. m. Mrs. Louis Rothert of Union City is a niece, and Mrs. Chester Seaman and Mrs. F. H. Miller are cousins of the deceased.

Also -- Mrs. Della Marker Begin, 78, widow of August Begin, former resident of Versailles, died Sunday at Columbus, Ohio. Surviving are a son, three grandsons, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Versailles, Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenlawn cemetery there.

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

Died --- Elmer L. Harlacher, 68, died suddenly Sunday night from a heart attack at his home [445 Harrison Ave.] in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 7, 1875 in Miami Co., OH, the son of Jacob Harlacher and Catherine Barnhart (b. Troy, OH). He was survived by his wife, Mae, one daughter, one brother, and two sisters.]

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

Clarence Seller dies near Lynn.

Clarence Seller, 63, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Icie Johnston southeast of Lynn, Monday night following an illness of several months.

Besides the sister he is survived by several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Died --- Bernardo T. Harter, 76, retired building contractor, died at his home in New Madison Tuesday afternoon from influenza after a week's illness. Surviving are the widow, two sons, one grandson, one great grandchild, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison Thursday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenmound cemetery there.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Bernardo Tasso Harter was born Dec. 28, ca 1866 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Mark Harter (b. Darke Co.) and Elizabeth Burkett.]

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

Died --- David L. Fourman, 79, retired farmer of Van Buren township, died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday morning. He is survived by two daughters, one son, 15 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. at the Abbottsville church with burial in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 24, 1864 in Dauphin Co., PA, the son of Martin Fourman (b. Dauphine Co., PA) and Catherine _________. His deceased wife was Alice (Peck) Fourman (also b. Dauphine Co., PA) and his son was Hiram Fourman.]

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

Died --- After three days of illness from pneumonia Mrs. Anna Catherine Alexander, 76, wife of Elick Alexander of North Star, died Tuesday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville. She had lived in North Star for 70 years. Surviving her are the husband; two sons, one of whom, Elva Alexander, is postmaster at North Star; one daughter, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis Catholic church in North Star Friday at 9:30 a. m. with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Died --- Oscar L. Crowell, 64, former railroad worker and mail carrier, died at his home in Bradford Sunday night after two months' illness. He is survived by his widow, four sons, three brothers, two sisters. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Bradford, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Died --- Mrs. Catherine Hoover, widow of D. F. Hoover, and a former resident of Bradford, died Monday in the Piqua Memorial hospital. Surviving are a son and a daughter. Funeral plans are not complete.

[Rev. Theodore Eley of Union City conducted the funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Hoover at the Harris Creek church near Bradford Friday afternoon. Burial was made in the church cemetery.]

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

Death terminates useful life of Gordon C. Berry.

Following several years of ill health and a few days of serious illness from nephritis, death came at 10:30 Wednesday morning to Gordon C. Berry at his home at 230 1/2 Pearl street, Union City. He had worked until two weeks before, and had been bedfast only three days.

He was born May 28, 1900, at Celina, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Berry, now deceased. He was graduated from the public high school in Celina. On June 29, 1938, he was married in Union City to Miss Bonnie Collett, who survives him. Other bereaved survivors include a brother, Walter A. (Ash) Bigelow, of Union City; a niece, Alice Marie, of Celina; an aunt, Mrs. Elvin Waltermier, of Toledo, O.; two cousins, Mrs. Cliff Gray, of Celina, and Mrs. Lee Cloud, of Toledo.

Mr. Berry was a resident of Union City for 16 years during which time he was associated with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and the Theater Restaurant. His last work was that of manager of the meat department of the Atlantic and Pacific Store in Union City, where his efficiency and uniform courtesy to the public won for him a multitude of friends. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Greenville whose fraternity he enjoyed because of his own genial, friendly nature.

Funeral services for Mr. Berry will be held at the Carr and Vale funeral home in Celina Saturday, Dec. 25, at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Celina cemetery. Friends may call at his late residence in Union City after Thursday noon and until the funeral party leaves at 10 a. m. Saturday for Celina.

[A Memoriam was published in the Dec. 29th newspaper. He was the son of Rose Elizabeth and Arthur Berry. He was buried in the North Grove Cemetery at Celina, Ohio. There was no other additional genealogical information]

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

Death removes familiar figure, Lewis King Smith.

At 2:15 p. m. Wednesday, less than two hours after his admittance to the Union City hospital, Lewis K. Smith of 529 North Columbia street in Union City closed his long, useful and honorable life of 81 years. He had been in failing health for the past year, and had been seriously ill from heart ailment for the past week.

He was the last surviving member of a family of eight children born to Joseph P. Smith and Mary Ann (Handshy) Smith, pioneer farmers of the North Salem community nine miles northwest of Union City. The date of his birth was Dec. 15, 1862, and in the quietness of his home he observed the 81st anniversary last Saturday. He attended the district school, assisted with the farming, took teacher training at Portland, and taught school for three years in his home community. He then operated a general store in North Salem for a time.

On June 6, 1890, he was married to Miss Anna Yount of near Gettysburg, Darke County, O., the ceremony being performed by Rev. C. C. Garouth at the Christian church parsonage in Greenville. To this union was born one daughter, Aouda Blaine Smith, later Mrs. Roy Haber, who died March 15, 1931, at the age of 39 years. The tragic death of his wife on Sept. 20, 1932, was a second blow from which, despite his natural optimism, he was unable to recover.

Surviving him are his son-in-law, Roy Haber, of Union City; two granddaughters, Miss Margaret Haber, of DePauw university, and Miss Joan Haber of Union City; one grandson, Lewis Smith Haber, of DePauw university, who will be inducted into the armed forces Jan. 11. Besides these are several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a cousin by marriage, Mrs. Tillie Hill, who has lived in the Smith home for the past nine years.

About 1895 Mr. Smith moved to Union City, and for 18 years was teller in the Commercial National Bank where he built a reputation for honesty, courtesy and carefulness. Then for 20 years he had the Ford Motor Co. agency for Union City and surrounding territory, during most of which time Roy Haber was associated with him. During this period the large substantial brick building was erected on Pearl street to house the mechanical department, salesrooms, offices and storage of the Ford Agency. Four years ago Mr. Smith retired from active business.

He attended the Presbyterian church, and was an officer and active member of Invincible Lodge No. 84, Knights of Pythias, for many years. He was prominent in the business, civic, fraternal, educational, religious and political life of the community over a long period.

Funeral services will be held at his late residence at 529 North Columbia street Friday at 2:30 with Rev. L. G. Kemmerle of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the City cemetery. The body will be returned at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the Morris funeral home to the Smith residence where friends may call.

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

Died --- Funeral services for Russell Arbaugh, 53, formerly of Versailles, who died in Dayton Monday night, were held at the Marker funeral home in Versailles Thursday afternoon, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery. Two half-sisters are the survivors.

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

Nancy Sue Yoder dies at home of parents.

Nancy Sue Yoder, age one month daughter of Nr. and Mrs. Howard Yoder of six miles south of Union City, died suddenly from pneumonia Saturday at 7:15 a. m. Surviving are the parents; three brothers and sisters, Shirley, Harold and Patricia; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Yoder; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mabel Mote, of Union City, and one great grandmother, Mrs. William Burke, of south of Union City.

The body was taken Sunday morning from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Forrest Yoder home near the city where funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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

Devoted life of Susan Scholl comes to close.

After five days of illness from heart ailment Mrs. Susan Scholl died at the Union City hospital at 8:45 p. m. Thursday, at the age of 83 years. She had been in fairly good health, and her death came as a surprise to her many relatives and friends who had known her life of beauty and devotion over a long period.

Mrs. Scholl was one of 10 children born to Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hart, pioneer farmers of Darke County, who lived on their farm three miles northeast of Union City. Mr. Hart had come from Pennsylvania and Mrs. Mary Ann (Petry) Hart was a native of Maryland. The date of Susan's birth was Sept. 16, 1860, shortly before the opening of the Civil War.

She attended the district school, and on Jan. 15, 1879, she was married to Eli Scholl who died in July, 1934. To this union were born two sons, Will Scholl who lives northeast of Union City, and George Scholl who lives northwest of the city. For 30 years Mr. and Mrs. Scholl lived on a farm northwest of the city. For 30 years Mr. and Mrs. Scholl lived on a farm one mile north of Union City near the Church of the Brethren. Recently she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. D. A. Puterbaugh, at 332 North Walnut street in Union City. She was a lifelong resident of the Union City community and a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving her besides her two sons are 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. D. A. Puterbaugh, Mrs. W. T. Frank, Mrs. John Armstrong and Mrs. Mort Armstrong, all of Union City; and Mrs. Preston Onkst of Palestine, Ohio.

The body was taken Sunday noon from the Brooks funeral home to the Will Scholl home. Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial was made in the Brethren Cemetery north of the city.

[The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Lavern Scholl, Glen Dillon, Eli Scholl, Everett Prescott, Cecil Hartman and Berdine Scholl.]

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

Mrs. Lucy Willis dies in Dayton.

Mrs. Lucy C. Willis, 83, widow of Harvey C. Willis, and a former resident of Union City, died at midnight Friday at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton following a brief illness. She had lived in Dayton for the past 32 years and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Pearl W. Morter, at 3514 Mesmer Ave. Two other daughters survive, Mrs. Erma W. Santo of Dayton, and Mrs. Blanche L. Cliston of Columbus. Other survivors include five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Willis was a member of Miami Chapel United Brethren church in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at the Marker funeral home in Dayton Tuesday at 1 p. m. Further services will be held at 3 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City, with burial in the Union City cemetery.

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

Last rites for Mrs. Myrtle Mote.

Mrs. Myrtle Mote, 71, widow of the late Ira Mote, who formerly lived near North Dayton northeast of Union City, died Thursday morning at the home of her son, Harvey Mote, at Marion, Ind. following a brief illness.

She was the daughter of John and Eliza (Worthington) Mitchell, and was born near Hollansburg, Ohio, May 26, 1872. The family moved north of Union City, and she was graduated from the Union City, Ind., high school in the class of 1891.

In May, 1895, she was married to Ira Mote who died June 6, 1929. Since his death she had made her home in Marion. She was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving her are her son, Harvey, of Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Claud Sutton, of Valparaiso, Ind.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body was brought Saturday noon from the Diggs funeral home in Marion to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where services were held Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile of Union City officiating. Burial was in the Lisbon cemetery. A large company of relatives and friends attended the services and paid further tribute with many beautiful flowers.

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

Died --- Funeral services for Eugene Martin, 60, of 422 Euclid Ave., Greenville, civilian employe of the signal corps at Wright Field, Dayton, who died [Thursday, Dec. 23rd.] at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from heart attack, were held at the Miller funeral home Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery. Surviving are the widow, four sons, four grandchildren, the mother, one brother and two sisters.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Clarence Eugene Martin was born June 21, 1878 in Greenville Twp, Darke Co., OH, the son of Robert Martin and Amanda Judy (b. Darke Co.) His surviving widow was Minnie Martin.]

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

Died --- Mrs. Edna Izola Phillips, 45, wife of P. C. Phillips, died Friday morning at her home two miles north of Coletown after a lingering illness. She was born and reared at Palestine and was a lifelong resident of Darke County. She is survived by her husband, two sons, her parents, and one brother. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with burial at Palestine.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 27, 1898 at Palestine, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Jefferson Koontz (b. Darke Co.) and Lillie Foble.]

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

Died --- Funeral services for Alva Penland, 64, retired rural mail carrier, who died at his home in New Madison after an illness of five years, were held at New Madison Sunday afternoon, with burial at New Paris. Surviving are the widow, the mother, and a foster sister.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Alva E. Penland was born July 11, 1879 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George Penland (b. Darke Co.) and Alice Baker (b. Preble Co.).]

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

Died --- Miss Nannie Bickel, 74, died at her home north of Coletown Sunday morning. She was a sister of Mrs. (Della) Ben Neff, Mrs. Nora Ketring, and the late Ira Bickel of Hillgrove. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, probably at Coletown.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Nannie Mary Bickel was born Oct. 31, 1869 in Washington Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Daniel F. Bickel (b. Darke Co.) and Mary Landers (b. Darke Co.). The funeral was held at the Coletown church and burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery. Additional surviving sisters were Mrs. C. W. Cole, of Coletown and Miss Katie Bickel, of Greenville.]

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

Mrs. Mary Tittle of Union City called by death.

After three weeks of illness from influenza and complications, Mrs. Mary Martha Tittle, 84, widow of David Tittle, of 350 Clifton Ave. in Union City, died at 2 p. m. Monday at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Stebleton, on Chatham street. She had been in the Randolph County Hospital at Winchester for several days, and had been taken to the Stebleton home on Christmas Day.

Mrs. Tittle, whose maiden name was Mary Martha Jacobs, was born and reared in Jackson Township northwest of Union City. She attended the Middletown district school. Her first husband was Henry Mundhenk. This union was broken by death, and in November, 1926, she was married to David Tittle who died in September, 1938.

Mrs. Tittle was a lifelong resident of the Union City community and a faithful and devoted member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Marion Gordon, of St. Marys, Ohio; one step-son, Edward Tittle, of Ridgeville; four step-daughters, Mrs. Bertha Clear of Lynn; Mrs. Fred Stebleton, Mrs. Walter Kerr and Mrs. Lucian Summers, all of Union City. Besides these are five grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. William Jacobs of northwest of Union City is a nephew.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Clark Mangas closes long life in Portland, Ind.

Clark Mangas, 85, retired farmer and real estate agent, died at 9:30 p. m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Clark, in Portland, following seven months of illness.

He was born and reared in Jackson Township, Randolph County, northwest of Union City, the son of John and Hannah (Stewart) Mangas. The date of his birth was Nov. 27, 1858. He attended the Mangas district school north of Lisbon, and engaged in farming, which occupation he followed with success until he came to Union City about 1910 and engaged in the real estate business.

While living in Jackson Township he was married to Miss Susan Stokesberry who died in Union City in 1920. To them was born one daughter, Bessie.

About 10 years ago he went to Portland to live with his daughter. He was a member of Lisbon Church of Christ near Union City. Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Clark; two granddaughters, and three great grandchildren. Several cousins live in or near Union City including W. O. Mangas, Charles Mangas, Enoch Mangas, Rufus Mangas, Newt Mangas and Clint Mangas.

Funeral services will be held at Lisbon Church Thursday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Died --- Mrs. Sarah Hansbarger, 84, widow of David Hansbarger, died from cerebral hemorrhage at her home in Ansonia Saturday. Surviving her are two sons, Ray and Elmer Hansbarger of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Leonard McGee, of Ansonia; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Christian church at Ansonia, with burial in the Ansonia cemetery.

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

Traffic manager dies at Greenville.

Fred A. McEowen, 44, traffic manager of the Greenville-Dayton Transportation Co., whose lines extend to Union City and Winchester, died suddenly from heart attack at 2:30 a. m. Monday at his home two miles southwest of Greenville on State Route 71.

He was a native of Rossburg, son of the late Charles McEowen. He had been connected with the transportation company for 16 years, starting as a bus driver.

He leaves his widow, Naomi; two daughters, Mrs. Byron McGriff, of Greenville Rural Route 4, and Miss Barbara McEowen of Piqua; two grandchildren; his mother, and three brothers.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from a brother in the U. S. Navy.

[Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30th at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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

Death claims C. B. Shade.

C. B. Shade, 71, at his home, 212 East Franklin street at 7 p. m. Tuesday from a heart attack. Mr. Shade had been in failing health for the past two years. He was a retired farmer and had resided in Winchester and vicinity most of his life.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nellie Shade; one son, Cleo Shade of South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Southworth, Portland, Mrs. Gertrude Anderson, Lynn, and Mrs. Marietta Bragg, Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Omer Brown, Winchester, and Mrs. Orla Wright, Lynn; one brother, Milo Shade of near Winchester and five grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and returned to the residence this evening. Friends may call after 7 p. m.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Chester M. Oliver Dead.

Greenville, Ohio, Dec. 29 --- Chester M. Oliver, 50, father of nine including three sons in the U. S. Army, died at 5:30 a. m. today at his home on South Ohio street, Greenville, after a three month illness.

He had been employed for several years as a moulder at the Champion Company, Piqua.

A son of the late Daniel and Lucy (Mills) Oliver, he was a Darke county native.

Surviving are his wife, Estella Mae; six sons, Pvt. Paul Oliver, of Ft. Jay, N. Y.; Pvt. Daniel Oliver, Elkins, W. Va.; Pfc. Raymond Oliver, who is stationed in England, and James, Donald and Chester, Jr., at home; three daughter, Mrs. Grant Jackson, Greenville, and Norma Jean and Virginia Mae, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Lyman Osborn, of Union City.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home but pending word from the sons in the army no burial arrangements will be completed.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Chester Marion Oliver was born March 3, 1893 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Daniel Oliver and Lucy Belle Mills. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 31 with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was made in the Beamsville Cemetery.]

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

Died --- Rev. Arthur R. King, 63, pastor of the Miller Grove Old Order German Baptist church near Palestine for more than 20 years, and who was well known throughout Darke county, died suddenly Monday from a heart attack at his home at Salida, Cal., where he had lived for the past two months. Surviving are the widow, one son, and six daughters, including Mrs. Edith Deeter of Ansonia. Also, several grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. The body will be returned to Darke county for burial, but definite arrangements have not been completed.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Arthur Rufus King was born April 6, 1880 in OH, the son of John Henry King (b. OH) and Barbara Wills (b. OH). His widow was Susie Elizabeth King. Burial was made on Jan. 4, 1944 in Miller Grove Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Darke Co., OH.]

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

Had Lived At Parker.

Greenville, Dec. 29 --- Funeral services will be held at one p. m. Thursday at the Palestine Church of Christ for Walter G. Haynes, 59, whose death occurred early Monday afternoon at his residence at 545 St. Joseph Ave., Dayton. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery.

The deceased, who had lived in Dayton for the last sixteen months, formerly lived at Parker, Ind., and had many friends and relatives in the Palestine vicinity. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church near Parker.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Hanna; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Clark, of Richmond, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Edna Blount, of Farmland, Ind., and one grandson.

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

Brief illness claims life of devoted mother.

At her home at 437 North Plum street in Union City where she had given the years of her life so unselfishly to the welfare of her husband and her seven children, Mrs. Maggie (Read) Carter came to the end of life's journey at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. She was taken seriously ill 10 days ago, suffering from influenza and its complications.

Mrs. Carter was born in Horatio, Darke County, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1869, but spent all of her 74 years, except three months in Union City. She was the daughter of Bowman H. and Hannah (Hoover) Read, and their home was one of the first in the pioneer days of Union City. She attended the West Side grades and high school, and was one of the class of 10 graduates of the high school in 1887, which class was twice the size of the preceding and succeeding classes.

On June 3, 1890, she was married to Samuel T. Carter, member of another pioneer family of the community. The ceremony was performed at 6 a. m. in the Methodist parsonage, with the Rev. Mr. Daniels officiating. Mrs. Carter was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. The only death in her family has been that of her companion on Jan. 28, 1916. For 41 years she lived in the North Plum street home.

Surviving her are three sons, and four daughters: S. H. Carter, of Dunkirk, Ind.; Miss Helen R. Carter, Miss Rachel M. Carter, Robert C., Miss Hester E., Miss Martha W. and John R., all of Union City. Miss Hester, who is a nurse in the Randolph County hospital at Winchester, is ill from pneumonia in that hospital, but she may be brought home Friday. Other survivors include four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George T. Day of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Saturday at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

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

Harvey H. Coby dies at hospital.

Harvey Hudson Coby, 68, retired laborer, died early Wednesday at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester following a brief illness. He was born near New Pittsburg, Ind., and was the son of William and Emma Coby. The family moved five miles northwest of Union City where Harvey remained till about two years ago, when he went to live with his brother, Herbert, five miles northeast of Winchester.

Surviving are two brothers, Herbert, of Winchester and Thomas F., of Parker; two sisters, Mrs. Alva Ware of Jackson Center, Ohio, and Mrs. L. D. Sipe of Ridgeville.

The body will be taken from the Summers funeral home in Winchester Thursday afternoon to the home of Herbert Coby where friends may call. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 10 a. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery.

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