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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Rites are held today for Mrs. Wesner

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Janes Wesner, wife of Philip Wesner, superintendent of city schools, were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 p. m. this afternoon with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge. Interment was in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Wesner died at noon just after she was admitted to the Randolph County hospital. She had suffered from diabetes for 11 years and had undergone hospital treatment several times in recent months.

Mrs. Wesner was a member of the Methodist church of Winchester, Sigma Phi Gamma sorority, and she was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge of Newberry.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesner had lived in Winchester for the past five years, coming from Sulphur Springs, where they had resided for four years. Before moving to Sulphur Springs they had live in Knightstown where Mr. Wesner taught in the high school. They were married August 27, 1922 at Merom.

Surviving besides the husband are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elsie Clark of Bloomfield, three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Edwards of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. S. H. Walls of Clay City, and Mrs. Frank Anderson of Vincennes; three brothers, Roy Clark of Indianapolis, William Clark of Newberry, and Dick Clark of Terre Haute.

City schools were closed this afternoon to allow teachers to attend the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Mrs. Anna Fowler dies in Detroit from pneumonia.

At the home of her sister, Mrs. Lottie Mittman, at 1219 Lycaste Ave., Detroit, Mrs. Anna B. Fowler succumbed to pneumonia at 8 a. m. Friday after a week's illness. She had just passed her 89th birthday anniversary, having been born on Dec. 15, 1854, at New Richmond, Ohio.

Her parents were Nathan and Sarah Ann Dennis Barkley. The father, a Civil War veteran, lost his life after the war had closed when the steamboat, Sultana, blew up on the Mississippi River. The family moved to Maple, in Brown county; Clermontsville, in Clermont county; and to Yellow Springs when Anna was six years old. There she attended school and grew to womanhood. She attended Antioch college there, prepared for teaching, and taught several terms of school in the community.

On March 30, 1896 at the home of her sister in Dayton, she was married to Jacob L. Fowler of Union City, who had been a teacher in the district schools around that city and who had become a commercial traveler and bookkeeper. Most of their married life was spent in Union City although they lived a few years in Coffeyville, Kan. Their home on North Walnut street, East Side, attracted many people partly because of the beautiful flower and luscious fruit of different varieties which grew there.

About a year after the death of Mr. Fowler in 1936 Mrs. Fowler went to Detroit to make her home with her sister. While in Union City she was a leader in the Rebekah and Pythian Sisters lodges, passing through the chairs in both. She was the possessor of literary ability, writing and speaking with ease and success.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fowler were held at the Morris funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. today, with Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian church officiating. Burial was made in the City Cemetery. Because of the illness of the sister, Mrs. Mittman, from pneumonia, her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Bundy, who made the funeral arrangements, was unable to come for the services. Her two brothers, nephews of Mrs. Fowler, are in the armed services. There are no other immediate blood relatives. Mrs. Edward Fowler of Union City, a sister-in-law, assisted with the arrangements there. Another sister-in-law, Mrs. W. W. Fowler is ill at her home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Services held in Dayton today for Benjamin F. Hulse.

In the Wayne hospital at Greenville, at 5:10 p. m. Thursday, death came to Benjamin F. Hulse, retired painting contractor, just one week before his 82nd birth day anniversary. He had been in declining health for several months, and seriously ill for the past two months.

He was a native of Warren County, Ohio, south of Dayton, and was the son of Jacob and Armenta Platt Hulse. Living most of his life in Dayton, he followed his trade there with success. Fifteen years ago he retired from active labor and spent much of his remaining time with his children. For the last two years he lived with his son, L. V. Hulse, three miles south east of Union City on Highway 71.

On Dec. 9, 1885, in Warren County, he was married to Luella Chapman who survives him. Dec. 9 at the home of their son they observed in quiet manner their 58th wedding anniversary.

Surviving besides the widow and son are a daughter, Mrs. V. W. Butler, of Argyle, N. Y.; and two other sons, C. C. Hulse of Bethesda, Md., and L. B. Hulse of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two daughters and two sons died during the past eight years. Mrs. Hulse was a faithful member of the Westwood Lutheran church in Dayton.

Funeral services were held at the Bradford and Routsong funeral home at 627 West Third street, Dayton, at 10 a. m. today, with Rev. Joel Harman of New Carlisle, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Perry F. Duvall, 60, died at her home three miles northwest of Ansonia Thursday after several years of ill health. She is survived by her husband, one son, two grandchildren and a sister. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Teegarden church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Minnie V. Duvall died at 12 noon on Dec. 30, 1943 at her residence. She was born April 3, 1883 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Emanuel J. Conrad (b. Hocking Co., OH) and Julia Kerns (b. Fairfield Co., OH)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Died - Mrs. Timothy S. Meador, 61, of Indianapolis, died suddenly Thursday while visiting her son, James Meador, in Greenville, where she had been spending the Christmas holidays. Surviving are two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, and a brother. Funeral services were held in Indianapolis Monday afternoon, with burial there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Funeral for David Huffman to be Tuesday.

Funeral services for David A. Huffman, 67, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Summers Funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Leo McKinley in charge. Burial will be at Saratoga, where Mr. Huffman had resided.

Mr. Huffman died at the Randolph County hospital at 7:30 p. m. Friday following a short illness. He had been employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass company.

The body was removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Eva Poe, 417 West Franklin street, Winchester, where friends may call.

Survivors, in addition the daughter, are the widow, Maude; and two grandsons.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Death comes to Mrs. J. Hummel in Winchester.

Mrs. Eunice Runyen-Hummel, 67, widow of John Hummel, died at 2 a. m. Sunday at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester where she had been a patient for the past week following several months of ill health.

She was born in Darke County, Ohio, northeast of Union City on April 7, 1876, the daughter of John E. Smith and Elizabeth Hedrick-Smith who had come to Darke County from Clermont County, Ohio. She attended the Egypt district school near her home.

On Aug. 25, 1895, she was married to Benjamin Runyen, a well known mechanic, who was a pioneer in the development of the automobile. To this union were born a daughter, now Dr. Agnes Runyen-Morgan of Tampa, Fla., and a son, Clarence, now of Winchester. Mr. Runyen died on Feb. 29, 1908.

On Dec. 24, 1925, Mrs. Runyen was married to John Hummel, well known farmer of near Union City, who died at his home near Weimer's Mill northwest of Greenville Nov. 28, 1938. After a year Mrs. Hummel, who had spent all of her life in Darke County except 20 years in Union City, Ind., went to Winchester to make her home. For the past three years she has lived with her son. She was a sincere and devoted member of the Christian church of Union City.

Surviving besides the daughter and son are three grandchildren; five stepsons; several step-grandchildren; and two brothers, Thad Smith and Israel Smith, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Wednesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Leo McKinley of Winchester officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery northwest of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home after Monday noon and at the Clarence Runyen residence in Winchester after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

[An Obituary was also published in the Jan. 10th issue. Only new information was that her father's middle initial was "Z".]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Services for Rev. King.

Funeral services for Rev. Arthur King, 60, well known Darke County minister, who died suddenly at Salida, Cal., Dec. 27, will be held at the Miller Grove Old Order of Brethren church near Palestine, Tuesday at 10:15 a. m. with Rev. Jacob Skiles of Lafayette, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The cortege will leave the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Deeter, at Ansonia, at 9:15 a. m. Tuesday. Rev. King was pastor of the Miller Grove church for more than 20 years.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Arthur Rufus King was born April 6, 1880 in Ohio, the son of John Henry King and Barbara Wills (both b. OH). His spouse was Suzie Elizabeth King.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Weimer rites to be Tuesday.

Last rites for Howard D. Weimer, 55, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Weimer, southwest of Lynn, at 4 a. m. Saturday will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Bloomingport Friends church. Rev. George Addington will be in charge and burial will be in the Maxville cemetery. Death was caused by a heart ailment.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Clara Favorite, Fountain City; five brothers, Elmer of Marion, Ohio, Herman of Union City, Carl of Livermore, Cal., Murl of Williamsburg and Kenneth of Muncie, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed from the Thomas funeral home at Lynn to the home of the parents where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Services held for J. I. Thomas.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. today for John I. Thomas, 87, who died at his home in Lynn at 3:30 a. m. Saturday. Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson, was in charge of the rites and burial was in the Arba cemetery. Services were held at the Lynn Friends church.

Survivors are two sons, J. C. Thomas and Percy Thomas, both of Richmond; one sister, Leffie Bowen of Spartanburg; one brother, Franklin M. Thomas of Jennings, La.; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Engle Services Are Held Sunday.

Funeral services for Albert H. Engle, 92, who died Thursday night at his home near Bloomingport were held Sunday afternoon at the Bloomingport Friends church followed by burial in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Mr. Engle succumbed at his home after several months illness.

Survivors are the widow, Mary; three sons, Ray of Jackson, Cal.; Elbried and Prise, both of near Lynn; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Knoll services planned Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Alice Knoll, 66, will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. M. G. Long in charge. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Mrs. Knoll died at 4:30 p. m. Saturday at her home in Lynn after a short illness of heart trouble.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

Survivors are the husband, John; three sons, Mervil of near Economy, Verlin of Lynn and Deskin in military service at Ft. Dix, N. J.; two daughters, Mrs. John Puckett and Mrs. Gene Holdeman of Winchester; two brothers, Erastus Thorn of Richmond and Carl E. Thorn, near Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Leonard Hill of Lynn, and 10 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Died - Funeral services for James A. Bowers, 66, of Ft. Recovery, formerly of Rose Hill in Darke County were held in the Lutheran church in Ft. Recovery, with burial in Spring Hill cemetery. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, including Mrs. John Schlamb of Lightsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1944

Died - Mrs. Alma Ford, wife of the late Harry Ford, passed away at her sister's home in Yorkshire, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Ford were formerly residents of New Weston and in later years moved to Yorkshire. She had been in failing health for some time and had to give up housekeeping and stayed with her children and had decided to visit her sisters when she passed away. She was 82 years old. She leaves several children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Shook Chapel and burial was in Shook Cemetery. The community extends their sympathy to the children and grandchildren. [from New Weston News]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Mrs. Wayne Seifman scarlet fever victim.

Private funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Wayne Seifman, 25, well known in the community east of Union City, and a graduate of the Jackson, Ohio school who died Saturday afternoon at her home at 402 East Fourth street in Greenville after a brief illness from scarlet fever. Rev. Noble Schlechty officiated at the services, following which burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery. Mrs. Seifman was a member of the Woodington Christian church.

Surviving are the husband and a 14-month old son, Terry J.; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Corle of near Greenville; three brothers, Raymond of near Greenville, Clyde who is a Greenville high school teacher, and Glen of the Fifth Army in Italy; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Longfellow of near Greenville, Miss Ruth Corle, at home and Mrs. Mary Halley of near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Mrs. Wall dies near Ridgeville.

Mrs. Elizabeth Wall, 95, widow of John Wall, a Civil war veteran, died at 4 p. m. Sunday at the home of her son, Hoke Wall, five miles east of Ridgeville.

Surviving besides the son, Hoke, is another son, James Wall of Ridgeville; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Warren of near Saratoga; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of the son, Hoke, with burial in Reitenour cemetery. The body will be removed from the Middleton funeral home to the home of the son Tuesday afternoon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Mrs. Meredith dies at Lynn.

Mrs. Ida E. Meredith, 82, passed away in the Randolph County hospital 1 a. m. Monday after a lingering illness. She was a resident of Lynn and a member of the Lynn Friends church.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church. Rev. Adam Flatter will be in charge assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral chapel.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Johnson and Mrs. Lillie Johnson, both of Lynn, Mrs. Dottie Hinshaw and Mrs. Anna Chamberlain, both of Long Beach, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Death claims Susanna Carter.

Mrs. Susanna Bell Carter, 75, passed away at her home in Lynn at 5:45 p. m. Monday, after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the West Church of Christ in Lynn with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Mount Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after noon Wednesday.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mattie Wilmore of Lynn; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Carter of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Capt. Hackleman's death confirmed.

The death of Capt. Thomas F. Hackleman, recently reported killed in a plane crash while in service, has been confirmed by the war department in a message received by his widow, Mrs. Martha Hackleman, teacher at the Huntsville school.

The crash occurred at Karachi, India, on Nov. 29. Captain Hackleman was attending Indiana Technical college at Fort Wayne when he enlisted in April 1941. He took C. P. T. training at that school.

Upon completion of the primary training at Parks Air college in East St. Louis, Ill., he was sent to Randolph Field, Tex., for secondary training and received his wings at Foster field, Victoria, Tex., December 12, 1941. He was transferred overseas in June.

At the time of his death he was a fighter pilot with the fourteenth air force. Mrs. Hackleman, with their year-old daughter, returned to the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Glen Golliher, near Losantville, when Capt. Hackleman was sent overseas.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Died - Mrs. Catherine Shade, 75, widow of Charles Shade, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanch Smith, three miles west of Versailles. Five children survive. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Christian church in Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Died - Mrs. Mae McFaddin, wife of Albert McFaddin of Castine, died Saturday evening from pneumonia in the Wayne hospital in Greenville. She is survived by her husband who runs the general store at Castine; one son, three daughters and four brothers Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church in Castine, with burial in the Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Tribute to mother in final services.

By personal presence and beautiful flowers relatives and friends paid final tribute to Mrs. Maggie R. Carter at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Saturday afternoon. The services were in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman, pastor of the Methodist church with which Mrs. Carter was connected since early childhood.

Rev. Kaufman during the service read two favorite hymns of the Deceased, "How Firm a Foundation" and "Lead, Kindly Light." He read several comforting passages of scripture, also the poem, "In My Father's House," and offered the opening and closing prayers. At the close of the services interment was made on the Carter family lot in the City Cemetery, with the following acting as pallbearers: Glen Hindsley, Russell Rosenbush, Norris Brown, Hugh Warner, Roll Hill and Russell Mangas.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1944

Rites are planned at Mooreland for L. D. Adamson.

Funeral services for Lorenza Dow Adamson, 74, proprietor of the Adamson news stand in Winchester were held today at 2 p. m. at the North Christian church in Mooreland.

Mr. Adamson died suddenly at the Randolph County hospital at 6 a. m. Saturday following a heart attack. He had been a patient at the hospital since Dec. 24 while suffering from pneumonia but had shown improvement and was planning to leave the hospital Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Walter M. Groendyke, 49, who died at the Wayne hospital from a skull fracture received Dec. 24 when he fell down the cellar stairs at the Robinson restaurant in Greenville, were held at the home at 218 Elm street in Greenville Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in Greenville cemetery. Groendyke was employed at the Frigidaire plant in Dayton and had previously worked at the Chrysler plant in New Castle. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, a sister and a brother.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Walter Main Groendyke was born Dec. 8, 1894 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., OH the son of Perry Groendyke and Eva Owens. His spouse was Georgia Groendyke. He died Dec. 31, 1943. He was a World War I veteran.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mary Ellen Fisher, 87, widow of Levi B. Fisher, who died from pneumonia at her home near Greenville, were held Monday afternoon at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Surviving are a son, a daughter, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three brothers.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 31, 1857 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John F. Hollinger (b. Darke Co., OH) and Elizabeth Simison (b. South Bend, IN) She died on Jan. 1, 1944 at her home in Richland Twp.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Georgeanna Day, 63, former resident of Versailles, who died at the St. Francis hospital in Columbus from injuries received when struck by a hit-skip motorist in that city, will be held in Versailles, but the time has not been fixed. A sister and brother live in Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1944

Died - Shirley Ann Paulus, five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Paulus of Versailles, died Monday afternoon after a few hours' illness. She is survived by her parents and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at St. Denis church, Versailles, Thursday morning, with burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Aged resident called by death.

At her home at 130 Caroline street in Union City, Mrs. Lilly M. Strader, 87, a resident of the city since 1875, died at 6:45 p. m. Wednesday following two years of ill health and three weeks of serious illness.

She was born at Germantown, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1856, during the heated campaign in which James Buchanan was elected President of the United States over John C. Fremont, the first candidate of the new Republican Party, and four years before the election of Abraham Lincoln. Her parents were James Weyrick and Charlotte Bechtol-Weyrick.

On July 24, 1888 in Union City, she was married to George W. Strader whose death occurred in 1913. She is survived by one stepdaughter, Mrs. Roll Tipple, of Union City, one sister, Mrs. Flo Gordon, of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Death comes to train dispatcher in Muncie hospital.

Relatives in Union City and Winchester received word Wednesday of the death of Walter C. Scott, 73, at Ball Hospital, Muncie, at 12:30 p. m. He had gone to the hospital in October and had undergone a major operation on Nov. 16.

Mr. Scott, who was born east of Winchester on Nov. 9, 1870, the son of Simpson and Hannah Smith-Scott, had been train dispatcher on the Big Four railroad at Union City, Bellefontaine and Galion, Ohio, retiring in 1903 to enter business at Albany, Ind. Later he was in business in Eaton, Ind., which was his home at the time of his death. In 1918 he returned to train dispatching at Muncie to help out during the first world war, and remained in that work with the Lake Erie and Western and Nickel Plate railroads for 25 years until ill health forced his retirement on Oct. 16.

He was a member of the Methodist church at Eaton, the Eaton Lodge of Masons 606, Muncie Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite and Shrine in Indianapolis. Surviving are a son, Harry S. Scott, of Dunkirk; a granddaughter, Margaret Jean Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Anna S. Clapp of Union City and Mrs. H. H. Wetz of Indianapolis. Mr. Scott visited frequently in Union City where he was part owner of the business building west of the Kirshbaum store on Pearl street, and in Winchester. His last appearance in Winchester was at the funeral services for his cousin, Dr. Milo V. Smith.

Relatives in Union City and Winchester will attend the funeral services at the Methodist church in Eaton at 2 p. m. Friday, with Rev. Elmer Polk and the Knights Templars in charge. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Eaton. Friends may call at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie after 4 p. m. today. The body will be taken to the church at Eaton one hour before time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Former resident dies in Dayton.

While preparing to retire at 11 p. m. Tuesday at her home on East Third street in Dayton, Mrs. Alice Marie O'Dell, wife of Charles O'Dell, and a former Union City resident, died suddenly from heart attack. She had not complained of any illness.

She was born at Rossburg, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1900, the daughter of George W. Moyer and Rebecca Westfall-Moyer. She attended the Rossburg school, and after completing the eighth grade there she came with her parents to Union City.

She was married to Charles O'Dell, and they lived for several years on East Elm street in Union City. About 15 years ago they moved to Dayton which has been the family residence since that time. Mrs. O'Dell was a devoted member of the Free Methodist church in Union City.

Of her seven children the following survive, with the husband and parents: Mrs. Claude Riggs and Paul O'Dell, of Dayton; Charles O'Dell of the U. S. Army, stationed in New York. Other survivors include four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Bush of Bradyville, Tenn., and Mrs. Agnes Poppe, of Dayton; two brothers, Eugene Moyer, of Union City and Roy Moyer of Dayton.

Funeral plans have not been completed pending word from the son in the army.

[Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 Saturday afternoon and at 2:00 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren at Fourth and Philadelphia streets. Rev. C. H. Retry was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Willowview cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1944

Samuel Kennard dies at Lynn

Samuel Kennard, 82, died in Lynn Wednesday. He was a former town marshal and member of the K. of P. lodge.

He is survived by four nieces. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p. m. at the residence in Lynn in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter followed by burial in Arba cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1944

Many relatives mourning death of John A. Maloy

John Alfred Maloy, 75, died at his home on Ward street in Union City, Thursday morning after an extended illness.

He was born in Jay County, Ind., Aug. 22, 1868, and had lived most of his life in Union City. His occupation was that of a laborer. He worked many years for Herman Simons.

At Portland on April 22, 1894, he was married to Miss Louetta J. Davis, who survives, with two sons, Jack of Union City and Louis A., of Greenville; and four daughters; Mrs. Cecilia Coby of Union City, Mrs. Isie De Camp of Hartford City, Mrs. Dorothy Woods of Richmond, and Mrs. Bernice Smith of Greenville. Two children are deceased.

Other survivors include 33 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Eley, Mrs. Mary Paige and Mrs. Alice Miller, all of Union City; four brothers, George and William of Union City , James of Greenville, and David of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church in Union City Saturday at 3 p. m., with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. At 10 a. m. Friday the body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home to the Maloy home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1944

Died - Mrs. Ella Kress, 69, wife of Charles Kress, retired farmer, died Friday at her home in Arcanum after two years of ill health. Surviving are the husband, one son, five daughters, 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Lutheran church in Pitsburg, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1944

Died - Mrs. Anna Witwer Warner, 82, widow of Samuel Warner, died Thursday from influenza at the home of a son near Laura, Ohio, after three weeks of illness. She was a native of Darke county and one of a family of 12 children born to David and Catherine Witwer. She is survived by four sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren and one sister. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Miller funeral home at Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 4, 1861 at Lightsville, Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1944

Died - Vernon Magato, 42, former resident of Versailles, died suddenly from a heart attack Thursday at his home at Amboy, Ill. Surviving are four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Monday at the Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown, Darke county, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1944

Death claims Herschel Strait

Herschel C. Strait, 50, died at his home in Lightsville, Ohio, Sunday at 2:35 p. m. after an illness of 15 months.

He was the son of George W. and Hester Hamilton Strait and was married to Zola Smily in November 1914.

Besides the widow he is survived by one daughter, Ada Greenhoff of Dayton, Ohio, one granddaughter, Janet Kay Greenhoff; two brothers, Forrest of Lightsville, and Earnest A. of Ft. Wayne; one half-brother, Eugene W. Strait of Muncie; one half-sister, Velma Resor, and the step-mother, Mrs. Ollie Strait of Roanoke, Ind.

Mr. Strait was a member of the Grange at Lightsville and also a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Lightsville Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge and burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be returned Monday afternoon to the home at Portland. [?]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1944

Thomas M. Sowers dies in Dayton at advanced age.

Word came to Union City Sunday afternoon of the death of a former resident, Thomas M. Sowers, in Dayton, at the age of 88 years.

He had come from Pennsylvania to Union City about 40 years ago. After working several years in the Clark handle factory he had changed to the Backstay Welt Co. plant where he was a trusted employe for more than 25 years. About five years ago when starting home from the factory he fell on the ice just east of the plant while crossing Howard street, causing a fracture of his right hip. He was never able to work again at his trade, and soon went to Dayton to live with his daughter.

He was married to Miss Rebecca Longwith of near Portland, who died in Dayton about four years ago. Their Union City home was at 349 South State Line street. He was a devout member of the United Brethren church and a member of the Modern Woodmen fraternal order.

Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Goodman, of Dayton; two sons, Ray of Muncie and James L. of Dayton; also three grandchildren and one brother, Dr. Homer Sowers, of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Tuesday at 2 p. m., with burial in the City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1944

Rites set for G. F. Chenoweth, Lynn merchant.

G. F. Chenoweth, 81, passed away at his home in Lynn Saturday at 2 p. m. after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Mr. Chenoweth was a member of the Lynn Methodist church, Lynn Masonic lodge and a lifetime member of the K. P. lodge having been a member for 50 years.

In 1891 he started a general merchandise business in Lynn and from the standpoint of years, was the oldest active merchant in Lynn. Mr. Chenoweth had been vice-president of the Lynn Bank since January 1, 1925, and at different times was active in various civic affairs of the town.

He is survived by the widow Madonna; two daughters, Mrs. Russel Isenbarger of Muncie and Mrs. David Hostetter of Ft. Wayne; one son, Edwin R. Chenoweth of Lynn; five grandchildren; two brothers, James L. Chenoweth of near Winchester, and Dr. J. W. Chenoweth of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the residence after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1944

Mrs. Derickson dies near Lynn.

Mrs. Merrida Jane Derickson, 79, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tom Cadwallader, west of Lynn at 3:15 a. m. Sunday, after an illness of several weeks duration. She was a resident of Markle.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas Funeral chapel in Lynn, Rev. Zelma Mills will be in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery north of Lynn. Friends may call any time at the funeral chapel.

Surviving besides the daughter are one sister, Mrs. John Zollmer of Markle; three brothers, William Bryan of Huntington, Learace Bryan of Markle, and Charles Bryan of Portland; and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1944

Ray Glessner dies at hospital in Indianapolis.

Ray H. Glessner, 50, of Ridgeville died Monday evening at the United States Veterans hospital in Indianapolis. He had been a patient there for four days. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion post of Portland.

He is survived by the widow, Imogene; two sons, Raymond and Johnny, and two daughters, Pauline and Mary, all at home; one brother, Thad Keister of Cincinnati, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Ashland, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence at 338 North Portland street, Ridgeville, this evening where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday at 2 p. m., in charge of Rev. Ralph Johnson. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1944

Died - William Henry McGowan, 86, died from influenza Sunday at the home of his son, Elmer McGowan, near Rossburg, after a week's illness. He had been a farmer in Allen township for 70 years. Surviving are four sons and one daughter; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Hiestand U. B. church near Rossburg Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Webster cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, state that the name was McEowan. He was born May 10, 1857 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Henry McEowan and Melissa Mellette.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1944

Died - Betty Ann White, 63, died Saturday at her home in Castine after five weeks of illness. Surviving are the husband, Aaron White; one son; a daughter, Mrs. Susan Wogaman, of Union City; six grandchildren, and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Castine U. B. church Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1944

Hinshaw rites to be Wednesday.

Funeral services for L. D. (Don) Hinshaw, trustee of Washington township, who died at his home in Lynn Monday morning following a heart attack will be held at the Lynn Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. William Thorne.

The body will be removed to the residence in Lynn from the Thomas funeral home. Friends may call after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

Mr. Hinshaw was serving his second term as a township trustee and formerly operated a grocery in Lynn. He is a lifelong resident of Lynn and had been active in community affairs.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Henry C. Beard dies suddenly.

Death came quickly and quietly at 9:45 last evening to Henry C. Beard 73, as he sat in his chair reading a newspaper. He had not been ill, but had been down town during the day preparing his income tax report and doing other work.

He was born Feb. 12, 1870, near Salamonia, Jay county, Ind., one of 12 children born to William and Martha White-Beard, pioneers of that community. He attended the district school and completed his education in a Dayton business college and in the well known Holbrook Normal school at Lebanon, Ohio.

For several years he assisted his father in a general store at Salamonia. He was then employed by the late J. A. Long of Portland in the Long plant at Portland. Later he became manager of the Long plant at New Bremen, Ohio, and was then transferred to Union City where he was in charge of the egg department of the Long plant.

Passing successfully the civil service examination he became dispatching clerk in the Union City post office where he was a painstaking, conscientious employee till his retirement in 1935, after 24 years of service. Since retirement he has spent much of his time working on his farm four miles southwest of Union City. He was a devout member of the Christian church.

On Oct. 9, 1892, he was married to Miss Caroline Atkinson of Salamonia by Rev. S. A. Armstrong. To this union were born a daughter, now Mrs. Treva Mangas, assistant librarian of Union City, and Raymond who lost his life in an auto accident south of Portland May 10, 1930. Death came to Mrs. Beard Oct. 16, 1901. On April 26, 1903, Mr. Beard was married to Miss Clara Kettler of New Bremen. To them was born one son who died in infancy. A granddaughter, Mrs. Adabelle Mangas-Hill was reared in the Beard home.

Surviving besides the widow, daughter and granddaughter, are three brothers: T. E. Beard of Dayton, J. E. Beard of Portland, and M. A. Beard of Peru, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. George Huffman of Ft. Recovery and Mrs. Reetha Christman of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian church. Interment will be in Salamonia, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Death summons former resident, Mrs. Evans.

Mrs. Fannie M. Evans, 65, widow of Edward G. Evans, died at 4:30 a. m. Tuesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Thurman Harshman, at 1746 Gondert Avenue in Dayton after six months of ill health and eight weeks of serious illness.

She was born in Union City June 29, 1878, the daughter of Rinaldo B. and Eliza McDaniel-Castle. She received her schooling in the West Side grade and high school.

In October 1901, she was married to Edward G. Evans of Union City who died in 1940. His trade as decorator took them to Winchester, Geneva, Columbus, Ohio, and to Dayton 34 years ago. In Dayton Mrs. Evans assisted her husband in the management of an apartment house.

Mrs. Evans was a member of the Methodist church since childhood, and for many years sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Spanish-American War Veterans. Because of her gracious and cheerful manner she had a large circle of friends.

Surviving her are one sister, Mrs. O. E. Hutton, of North Miami Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Harshman of Dayton, Mrs. Martha Castle-Wichterman of Hagerstown, Ind., Richter Castle of Union City, Donald Brown of Sidney, Ohio, Sgt. John Brown of Camp Rucker, Ala., and five of the Hutton family in the South. Mrs. Evans was a sister of the late Charles E. Castle and Mrs. Grace Castle-Brown of Union City, and Mrs. Alice Castle-Sells of Columbus.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Died - Col. Martin, 62, carpenter, of Hollansburg, died Sunday at Reid Memorial hospital Richmond, from a self-inflicted bullet wound, according to the report of Dr. H. F. Unser, Wayne county coroner. Two brothers and two sisters survive. Funeral services will be held at the Hollansburg Christian church Wednesday at 2 p. m., with burial in Hollansburg cemetery. Martin is said to have been in ill health.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records, New Madison, Ohio state that Colonel Martin was born March 11, 1881 near Hollansburg, OH, the son of Luther Martin (b. Maryland) and Catharine Kester (b. IL)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1944

Died - Joseph Andrew Magato, 66, died at his home north of Rossburg Tuesday morning after a month's illness. He was well-known in Darke and other counties, having managed a pony ring at most of the county fairs. He was a member of the Catholic church at North Star. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, two sons and a brother. The body was taken to the Fisher and Becker funeral home at Ansonia pending funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the North Star Catholic church, with burial in the church cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1944

Basil Johnson takes own life.

The body of Basil C. Johnson, 56, well-known stock buyer, was found hanging in a closet at his home in Rose Hill south of Ft. Recovery at 3 p. m. Tuesday by a son who had returned from school. Life had been extinct for several hours, according to the verdict of suicide returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver of Greenville, acting coroner of Darke county.

No reason is known by the widow, Mary, the daughter and four sons for the suicide. Johnson was in good health, they say, and did not appear to be depressed when last seen by members of the family. It is known, however, that Johnson was worried about one of his sons, S 3-c Glendale Eugene Johnson, who is on a destroyer guard overseas. Johnson made occasional visits to Union City and always expressed concern about his son.

The body was returned this afternoon to the Johnson home from the Fisher-Becker funeral home at Ansonia. The time and place of the funeral services has not been decided, but burial will be made at Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1944

Died - Mrs. Ellen Duncan, 86, widow of Leonard Duncan, died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday after three months of illness. One daughter and two granddaughters survive. Funeral services were held at the Marker funeral home in Versailles Thursday afternoon, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1944

Died - Armond Downing, 31, of near New Madison, employe of the Aero Products Corporation, Dayton, died at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, Saturday. He is reported to have bled to death following a tonsil operation. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Downing, and one sister, Mrs. Ben Robison, of Woodington. Funeral services were held at the Universalist church in New Madison Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Green Mound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records, New Madison, OH reports that Armond Wilson Downing was born June 11, 1911 near New Madison, the son of Edward Downing and Clytie Lutz (both b. Darke Co., OH). No spouse is named.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1944

Died - Paul Joseph Swallow, 26, died Saturday at his home in Versailles after several weeks' illness from influenza and meningitis. He was employed by the General Auto Co. at Versailles. He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille Brand, to whom he was married Aug. 14 last; his father, step-mother, half-sister, half-brother, step-brother, and grandparents. Funeral services at St. Johns Lutheran church with burial in Green Lawn cemetery at Versailles.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 15, 1917 in Versailles, OH, the son of Joseph B. Swallow (b. Patterson Twp., Darke Co.) and Viola Grewe (b. Versailles). His grandfather was Charles Grewe and his grandmother was Sarah Swallow. One half-brother was Jayce Swallow and one step-brother was Ralph Long, both at home.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 12, 1944

Died - Funeral services for William O. Thompson, who died Saturday at the Dayton state hospital after an extended illness, were held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon with burial in Abbottsville cemetery. Surviving are two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a half-sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 12, 1944

Died - Mrs. Martha Kerr, 86, widow of G. G. Kerr, died at her home south of Gettysburg Monday morning. Two daughters and two granddaughters survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home at Gettysburg, with burial in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 12, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Harley Harbison, who died Sunday at his home in Greenville, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 12, 1944

Died - John David Ritchie, 50, assistant foreman in the Willys-Overland tank plant, at Toledo, died Monday night from a heart attack while visiting in the Ed. Evans home in Greenville. Surviving are the widow, mother, two sons, a daughter, two sisters and one brother. The body was removed to the Krill funeral home at Bryan, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 12, 1944

Died - Lewis Edward Strobel, 72, former Darke county contractor, was found dead at his home in Dayton Monday. He had lived most of his life near Greenville. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, a brother and a sister. The body was taken to the Stocker funeral home in Bradford pending word from a son in the Army Air Force. Burial will be in East Zion cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 13, 1944

Young mother pneumonia victim.

Following three days' illness from pneumonia, Mrs. Prudence Ruth Lasley, 16, wife of Richard Lasley, of 523 North Howard street, Union City, died in the Union City hospital Thursday at 4:45 p. m.

Mrs. Lasley, who was the daughter of Harlie and Mildred Oswalt of Union City, was born in Union City Feb. 13, 1928, and lived all of her life in that city. She attended both the East Side and West Side schools. Early in 1943 she was married to Richard Lasley, now in a U. S. Army camp at Framingham, Mass.

Other survivors include a three-months' old daughter, Sandra Kay; the parents; the following sisters and half-sisters: Mrs. Hazel Huntwork, Mrs. Kathryn Yoder and Miss Myrtle Oswalt, all of Union City; Mrs. Phyllis Monroe of Angola, Ind., and the following brothers and half-brothers: Kermit and Harold Oswalt of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Roy Booher of the U. S. Army in Ireland, and Clyde Booher of the U. S. Army in Australia.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday at 3 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 9 a. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1944

Former Union City resident dies in Los Angeles.

Union City relatives received word Wednesday of the death on Tuesday of Mrs. Lucille Fulks-Ireland, 45, at Los Angeles, Cal., after an illness of six years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fulks, deceased and lived in Union City for a number of years, part of that time with her aunt, Mrs. Eva Dunn.

Surviving are the husband, Claire Ireland, and six children, all of Los Angeles. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Henry Dunn and Mrs. Margaret Longfellow of Union City, and a third sister in Muncie; also two brothers, James Fulks of Union City and a second in Muncie.

Funeral services were planned for Los Angeles, with burial there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1944

Died - Mrs. Orpha Wogaman, 76, widow of the late Willis Wogaman of Ansonia, died Wednesday at the High Rest Home north of Greenville after several years of ill health. Funeral plans are not complete.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, state that she was born June 9, 1868, the daughter of Zeri Miller (b. PA) and Sarah Haslek (b. Green Co., OH) She was buried in the Union City cemetery on Saturday.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1944

Died - Delores Jean, 11-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shellenbarger, died Tuesday at the home of her parents in Bradford from pneumonia. The parents and two sisters survive. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning, with burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1944

Without warning death comes to Mrs. Charles Neel.

The Union City community was again deeply shaken last evening to learn of the death of Mrs. Amanda Ella Neel, 71, wife of Charles E. Neel, well-known lumber dealer, at her home at 327 Union street. She had been in failing health for the past two years, but last evening she had taken a ride, had prepared and eaten supper, and was reading a newspaper when stricken at 6:40. She soon became unconscious, and expired at 7:30.

Mrs. Neel was born near Pitsburg, Darke county, Sept. 30, 1872, the daughter of Israel and Emeline Ditner-Fryman. She attended school in the Pitsburg community, but completed the grades at the Mount Holly school northwest of Union City, the family having moved to the Worthington farm two miles west of Union City on the old Deerfield Road, now State Highway 28.

On Aug. 9, 1889, she was married to Charles E. Neel in the Union City United Brethren church by Rev. Mr. Shepherd. After living a short time in the country they came 51 years ago to Union City which has since been their residence. They lived 34 years at No. 327 Union street and nine years immediately south of that residence at No. 317. Early in life Mrs. Neel became a member of the United Brethren church. In later years she became an active member of the Golden Eagle who formed a part of her large circle of friends in many Indiana and Ohio communities.

Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Martin and Mrs. W. K. Noffsinger, both of Union City; one grandson, Charles Noffsinger with the U. S. Army in the South Pacific; one granddaughter, Helen Adine Martin. Surviving also are two brothers, Harlie Fryman of Cleveland, and Charles E. Fryman of Dayton.

The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home and will be returned at 5 p. m. today to the Neel home where fiends may call. Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the home with burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1944

Rites set for Harshman infant.

Linda Kay Harshman, 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Harshman of Spartanburg, died at the home of her parents at 4:30 a. m. Friday following an illness of one week. She is survived by eight sisters and 6 brothers, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Slick of near Lynn, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at the Spartanburg Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 9 a. m. Sunday after which the body will be removed to the home of the parents in Spartanburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1944

Died - Jacob Fundenberg, 78, died at his farm home near Pitsburg. He had been blind since birth. Three sisters survive. No funeral plans have been made.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum, with burial in the Mote cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1944

Weary months of invalidism closed for Mrs. Tibbetts.

After almost two years of invalidism resulting from a hip fracture received in a fall in April 1942, and two months of serious illness climaxed by an attack of influenza, Mrs. Ida May Tibbetts, 81, of 517 High street in Union City, gave up the long battle for life at 1:45 p. m. Saturday. After four months spent in the Union City hospital following her accident, she was removed in August to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laurren Wigger at 505 Pearl street where she was tenderly cared for during her remaining months of life.

Mrs. Tibbetts was one of seven children born to Andrew and Lovina McClintock-Swathwood, pioneers who had settled in Darke county east of Union City. The date of her birth was May 27, 1862. Her father was a soldier in the Civil War which was then in progress. She attended the district school and the Raper Chapel Methodist church. Later in life she attended the Methodist church in Union City.

On March 25, 1883, she was married to Walter Scott Osborn Tibbetts whose death occurred on Jan. 13, 1930. She was a resident of Union City for more than 60 years, and often spoke in interesting manner of the growth of the city from the primitive little town that she first knew as a market place for the people of her neighborhood.

Surviving her are four sons and one daughter: John M. of Culver, Ind.; Barney D. of Attica, Ind.; William H., Union City druggist; Walter S. (Bob), head of the Tibbetts Plumbing and Heating Co. of Union City; and Miss Elizabeth Tibbetts of Chicago. One son died in infancy, and another son, Clifford C., died in Chicago April 28, 1943. Others surviving include nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Belle Kennon, of Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tibbetts will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1944

J. A. Taylor services are held at Saratoga.

N. C. Taylor of Union City attended the funeral services for his father, James A. Taylor, 87, at the Methodist church in Saratoga Sunday afternoon. Rev. Milton Persons, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in the Saratoga cemetery.

James A. Taylor was a retired decorator who had lived at Portland, Geneva and Saratoga. He had been ill since Christmas, and his death occurred at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester Friday night. He was a member of the Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. Lodge. The death of his wife, Laura Belle Taylor, preceded his death just one year to the day. Surviving him re three sons, G. M. Taylor of Saratoga, E. R. Taylor of Dayton, and N. C. of Union City. Surviving also are six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one half-brother, Oliver Taylor, of south of Union City.

Others attending the funeral services were: Gath Barnum, Paul Barnum and Miss Bea Barnum, all of Union City; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark, Mrs. Pauline Goubeaux, all of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox of Carnegie, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hart of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1944

Killed in accident.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Warren of Greenville, former Union City residents, visited Mr. and Mrs. William Raiser in Union City Saturday night, and upon their return to Greenville they learned of the death of Clinton Huston, brother of Mrs. Warren, in an auto accident between Greenville and Arcanum. Huston, who was one of several brothers in the armed services, three of whom were home on furlough, had just been honorably discharged because of wounds received in north Africa. The details of the accident were not immediately known.

[Wed., Jan. 18th - Military funeral services for Staff Sergeant Charles Clinton Huston, 29, of Arcanum, who was fatally injured in an auto accident south of Greenville Saturday night, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Arcanum U. B. Church, with Rev. G. W. Duckwall officiating. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

Sgt. Huston arrived home last week on furlough from the Mediterranean area where he won 10 decorations as aerial gunner in 56 sorties in north Africa, Sicily and Italy.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Huston of Arcanum; one sister, Mrs. Howard Warren of Greenville, former Union City resident; six brothers, Sgt. Frank in England; Sgt. Martin in Wisconsin; Pvt. Gomer in the Army; Aaron in the Navy; Garner of Dayton, and Wayne of Massilon.

Sgt. Huston's auto went off the highway on a curve while he was on his way home from Greenville to Arcanum.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1944

Died - Mrs. Isabel Anderson-Ayers, wife of H. Cooper Ayers, former Greenville business man, died Friday at San Diego, Cal., where she had lived for the past 10 years. She was the daughter of Joseph and Hattie Macy Turner, a prominent pioneer family of Darke county. In Greenville Mrs. Ayers was active in civic and social organizations. Surviving are the husband, one sister, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at San Diego, and the body will be placed in a mausoleum till spring when it will be brought to Greenville for burial.

[The remains were returned to Greenville where services were held May 9 followed by burial in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1944

Rites set for A. B. Sutton.

Funeral services for A. B. Sutton, 66, who passed away at his home eight and one-half miles northwest of Winchester Saturday night at 8:45 p. m. following an illness of three weeks will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bluff Point Friend church south of Portland, in charge of Rev. Otto Hollowell. Burial will be in the Bluff Point cemetery.

The body will remain at the Williamson funeral home in Portland until the time of the funeral.

He was the son of Samuel and Emiline Sutton, both deceased. He was married on January 10, 1899, to Delia Garringer, who survives him. He is also survived by one son, Otis L., at home; one grandson, Harold Leon Sutton of southwest of Portland; two brothers, Charlie of Albuquerque, New Mexico and A. J. Sutton of Akron, Mich. Three brothers and a daughter are deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 18, 1944

Services held of Mrs. Alice O'Dell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice O'Dell, 69, former resident of Union City, were largely attended Saturday afternoon at the Fountain Square United Brethren church in Muncie of which she was a member. There was an unusually large number of beautiful flowers. The services were in charge of Rev. Lorin Rapp, pastor of the church, who also came to the Union City cemetery to conduct the committal service preceding interment.

{Article cut here - large number of named attendees.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1944

George H. Abel called by death at country home.

The Union City community suffered another distinct loss this morning when George H. Abel, well known, successful farmer and outstanding citizen, breathed his last at 4 o'clock at his home one mile southwest of the city and at the age of 67 years. Ill health had forced his retirement from active farming six years ago, and he had been seriously ill from heart attack for several weeks.

Mr. Abel was the last surviving member of six children born to Arend Abel and Margaret Shoemaker-Abel, and he lived his entire life on the one farm known as the Abel farm. The date of his birth was May 17, 1876. He attended the Old No. 4 district school or Hayesville school, and engaged in farming from his youth.

On Nov. 5, 1900, at Salamonia, Ind., he was married to Miss Anna Theurer of the Salamonia community. To them were born a son and a daughter. The son is Harry D. Abel of southwest of Union City, Sinclair Co. agent and filling station owner. The daughter is Mrs. Margaret E. Krouse of Richmond. Besides the widow, son and daughter, there survive five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Abel was a faithful and devoted member of Trinity Lutheran church in Union City, and he served for many years as a officer of the church.

Funeral services will be held in the Lutheran church Saturday at 2 p. m. with the pastor, Rev. H. A. Barth, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home at 10 a. m. Friday to the Abel home where fiends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1944

Died - Mrs. Minnie Wagner, 63, wife of Charles Wagner, died Tuesday evening at her home two miles east of Arcanum after two years of failing health. Surviving are the husband, one son, one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Friday at 2 p. m. with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1944

Death claims Mrs. Ohler

Mrs. Clara M. Ohler, 62, died at her residence 512 North Thomas street, Portland, Thursday at 10:40 a. m. She is survived by the husband, Henry; one son, Clarence; and three daughters, Mabel, Edna and Emma Louise Champ, all of Portland, two sisters, Mrs. George Abel and Mrs. Edna Theurer, both of Union City; and three brothers, William, Albert and Herman, all living southeast of Portland.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence Friday afternoon, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Lutheran church in Salamonia, nine miles southeast of Portland, in charge of Rev. D. R. Honn. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1944

Called to Detroit by sister's death.

William Wortz and wife, the former Miss Grace Wright, natives of Union City, who have been living in Detroit for the past 30 years, have been spending the past week in Union City visiting Mrs. Uriah Dowler, Mrs. Emma Trommer, and other friends. They were suddenly called home Thursday evening by the death of Mr. Wortz's sister, Mrs. Minnie Wortz-Austin, widow of Elmer (Deacon) Austin who was formerly employed in the Cadwallader Theater, now the Grand, and later in the Fisher Body Works in Detroit.

The death of Mrs. Austin occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Shimmin. Besides the daughter a son, Noel, of the Dayton Light & Power Co., survives. Funeral services will be held at the Norton Funeral home in Detroit Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in Westwood cemetery. Mrs. Austin has frequently visited the Ennis family and others in Union City. She had lived in Detroit for the past 32 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Wortz have a son, Jack, stationed at Warrensburg, Mo., and ready to go overseas. He has been trained in radio, code and gunnery. He will be assigned to a Flying Fortress. An older son, Kenneth, is in business in Detroit and a third, William, is employed in a shell manufacturing plant there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1944

Old businessman in Ansonia expires.

George W. Baughman, 81, well known hardware merchant and oldest active business man in Ansonia, died at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a lingering illness. He had lived in Ansonia for 68 years and had operated a hardware store more than 60 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Dale Cole, of Greenville; a brother, William, of near Greenville; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Schmidt, of Ansonia.

Funeral services will be held at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia Saturday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Interment will be made in the mausoleum in the Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Ansonia till Saturday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1944

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weimer dies in West.

Mrs. Flora D. Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Weimer of Saratoga, died at her home in Las Vegas, N. Mex., Sunday. Besides the mother and father she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Roberson of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Mrs. Alma VanDevanter of Chicago, Ill.

The body will arrive at the Summers funeral home in Winchester Friday. It will be removed to the home of the parents in Saratoga Saturday morning at 10 o'clock where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga United Brethren church in charge of Rev. C. C. Hancock. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 22, 1944

Died - Charles R. Kemple, 68, veteran Greenville newspaperman and printer, and former publisher of the Greenville Tribune, died Wednesday afternoon at his home at 345 West Fourth street in Greenville following a long illness. He formerly served as city service director and member of the board of education. He was a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Surviving are the widow, one son, two daughters, five grandchildren and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 24, 1944

Death comes to Mrs. Lalia Bailey.

Mrs. Lalia Imel-Bailey, 68, former resident of Jay County, died at 7:30 p. m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ella Whipple, on Deerfield Road in Union City, following four weeks of illness. She came to Union City at Christmas time from near Buck's Corner north of the city where she had been a resident for several years. For the past 20 years she has been blind.

She is survived by her husband, Ira, who is being cared for in the home of a son at Portland, and by the following children: Mrs. Whipple of Union City; Jesse, Edward, Arthur, Lawrence, Walter, Mrs. Arthur Hinshaw, and Mrs. Adam Pro, all of near Portland; and Mrs. William Longerbone of Losantville. There are several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Baird chapel in Portland Tuesday at 1:30 p. m., with burial in Gravel Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel, as the body will not be returned to the daughter's home at Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 24, 1944

Two lives lost in blazing house near Pikeville, O.

Late Friday afternoon the country residence of Walter F. Rhynard, Darke county attorney with offices in Greenville, was totally destroyed by fire except the four brick walls one mile northwest of Pikeville and nine miles east of Union City. Mr. Rhynard, who left his office in Greenville at 4:30, noticed the fire when he turned off Highway 127 toward his home. Flames were leaping from the roof of the two-story structure. Rushing to the scene he found Mrs. Rhynard preparing some feed for the cattle behind the barn, not knowing that the house was blazing.

The two parents ran frantically into the burning house to rescue their 23-months old son, Leonard Keith, their only child, whom they found on a burning bed. He was already fatally burned and was sobbing, "I want mamma." Mrs. Rhynard grabbed the child, carried him to the auto and rushed him to the Wayne hospital in Greenville where he died at 7:45 p. m. Medical attendants say that burns covered three-fourths of the child's body and that those about the head, face and upper part of the body were particularly severe.

Search was then started for Mrs. Rhynard's sister, Miss Miriam Rismiller, 23, of North Star, who had stopped at the Rhynard home while her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rismiller, went on to Greenville. Miss Rismiller, who had poor health since childhood, lost her life in the fire, her charred bones being found after a search of the ruins Saturday afternoon. The Ansonia Volunteer Fire Department assisted relatives and neighbors in the search.

The interior of the six-room brick building was completely destroyed, along with all the furniture, furnishings and clothing, leaving Mr. and Mrs. Rhynard with only the clothes they were wearing. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Surviving the Rhynard child besides the father and mother are four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Rhynard of Rossburg, Mr. and Mrs. George Rismiller of North Star. Surviving Miss Rismiller besides her parents and sister are two brothers, Corp. Theo. Rismiller of Wright Field, Dayton, and Edgar Rismiller of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services for Leonard Keith Rhynard will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Greenville Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence of Chris Clark at 316 Wayne Avenue.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 7, 1942. His mother's first name was not given.]

Funeral services for Miss Rissmiller will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church near North Star, with Rev. John Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 24, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Raymond D. Karns, 71-year-old farmer, who was fatally crushed when a cow he was milking stepped on his chest at his farm near Tipp City, Miami county, Ohio, were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Three sisters survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 25, 1944

Heart attack proves fatal to Elmer Death.

After only a month of illness and a few days' cessation from his chosen work, Elmer T. Death, 76, succumbed to a heart attack at 6:30 a. m. Monday at his home at 325 Market street, in Union City, marking the close of a long useful honorable life.

He was born at Palestine, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1867, the son of William and Mary Ann McClellan-Death. He attended the Wenrick school. Early in life he learned the trade of cabinet-making which he followed to the end of his life. For the last few years he had a shop on the rear of his lot where he worked regularly each day.

On May 25, 1892, he was married at Palestine to Jennie A. Browder who survives him, together with three daughters; Mrs. Maude Weadick of Richmond, Mrs. Ada Wickersham of Trotwood, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Welch of Union City. One daughter, Charlotte, died in infancy. Surviving also are 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Durbin Death of west of Union City and Delroy Death of Manton, Mich.

Mr. Death came from Fountain City to Union City 26 years ago. He was an expert cabinet-maker, having a shop on Oak street for several years, also on Elm street. He made beautiful new furniture and repaired old furniture with such skill that orders came from points as far away as New York City. He could do fine inlaid work on guns, and other kinds of work requiring rare skill and experience. At the time of his death his shop was almost filled with the products of his work. He filled a useful place in the community over a long period, and will be missed by a large circle of friends. He was a member of the Congregational Christian church.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church at Palestine at 2 p. m. Wednesday, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 25, 1944

Dies at Ft. Recovery.

Mrs. Clara Wilson Kolp, 72, widow of A. A. Kolp, former editor of the Ft. Recovery Journal, died Sunday at her home in Ft. Recovery after four days of illness from influenza. She is survived by four sons and two daughters, seven grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the May and Riffle funeral home at Ft. Recovery Wed. at 2 p. m., with burial in Spring Hill cemetery there.

Her husband, A. A. Kolp, Sr., usually known as Al Kolp, was a former resident of Union City and was employed in the Kirshbaum store. He lived where John Hart now lives on Pearl street. Going to Ft. Recovery, he became editor of the Journal and was succeeded by his son. He was a brother of Howard and James Kolp of Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1944

Died - Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Covington, Ohio for Sheridan Morrison, 78, former Gettysburg resident and conductor on the Pennsylvania lines. The widow, one daughter and a sister survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 27, 1944

Rebecca Fraze dies suddenly.

Mrs. Rebecca Fraze, 86, widow of Alonzo Fraze, died Wednesday noon at the home of a son, Pleasant, two miles west of Saratoga following an attack of apoplexy Monday.

She was the daughter of Moses Rupert and Mary Ann Michel-Rupert, and lived all of her life in Ward Township. She was a member of the Five Points Christian church.

Surviving her are two sons, Pleasant and I. G. Fraze, both of west of Saratoga; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Five Points church Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Raymond D. Harris and Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery. The body will be returned at 3 p. m. today from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Pleasant Fraze home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 27, 1944

Services at Dayton.

Funeral services for Clement E. Bell, 77, of Dayton, who died at the Soldiers' Home there, were held Thursday afternoon, with burial in the Home cemetery. Mr. Bell was a brother of Mrs. T. R. Armstrong of Union City. Another sister lives in Chicago. Mrs. Faedetta Heston, a niece, of Union City, left Wednesday for Dayton to attend the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1944

Mrs. Emma Dye of Union City succumbs.

After several years of ill health, during many months of which time she was bedfast, Mrs. Emma Mae Dye closed her life of rarest beauty and devotion a her home at 334 Oak street in Union City at 10 p. m. Thursday at the age of 76 years.

She was one of 12 children born to Mathias and Maria Rundell-Barnhart, in Ross county, Ohio, the date of her birth being May 19, 1867. Since childhood she had lived in or near Union City. She was an active and faithful member of the Methodist church whose services she attended until failing health made attendance impossible. For many years she had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. R. W. Reid of Union City and Mrs. Opal Wooley of Painesville, Ohio; four sons, Herschel Dye of Union City, Ernest of Lightsville, Ohio, in which community the family lived for several years; Frank of Delphos, Ohio, and Kenneth of Galion, O. There are eight grandchildren. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Hortense Selz, Mrs. Elsie Hudson, all of Dayton; and three brothers, Frank Barnhart of Bowling Green, Ohio, Thomas Barnhart and Wilse Barnhart of Dayton.

[Funeral services were held at the Union City Methodist church on Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery. The Brooks funeral home was in charge of arrangements.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1944

Teacher is dead.

Ben H. Meiring, 54, teacher in the elementary school at Sharpsburg northeast of Union City for 20 years, died Wednesday at his home near Ft. Recovery after three months of illness. Surviving are the widow, five sons and four daughters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic church in Ft. Recovery, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1944

Mrs. Brouse dies today at hospital.

Effie Lee Brouse, 68, died at the Randolph County hospital Friday morning at 8:45 o'clock. She is survived by three sons, Arthur Lee Hardesty of Cleveland, Ohio, Francis Willard Hardesty of Dayton, Ohio, and John Earl Hardesty of near Deerfield; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Pugh of Lynn; three sisters and two brothers; five step-daughters; two stepsons; and twelve grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be removed to the home of the son, John Earl, near Deerfield, Saturday morning where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. o'clock at the Five Points Christian church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1944

Mrs. A. Christie dies at hospital.

Mrs. Myrtle Grace Christie, wife of Alva Christie of Lisbon, northwest of Union City, died at 11 p. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester following an illness of four months.

She was the daughter of L. D. and Mary Smitt-Pratt, and was born in Jay county Dec. 12, 1872. She lived her entire life in the community northwest of Union City. She was first married to Frank Anderson who died in 1902. In September, 1927, she was married to Alva Christie who survives her, together with one son, Delma Anderson, of Union City; one sister, Mrs. James Roash , of Portland; and one brother, Cloyce Pratt, of northeast of Union City. She was a former member of the Lisbon Christian church.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Sunday at 2 p. m., with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1944

William Kavanaugh dies near Deerfield.

William Kavanaugh, 76, died at his residence, one-half mile south of Deerfield at 5:30 o'clock Friday evening. He is survived by the wife, Jennie (Dines) Kavanaugh.

He had lived near Deerfield for the past ten years and formerly lived in Portland where he operated a taxi cab company. He was born in Ft. Wayne the son of John and Mary Jane Kavanaugh. A deceased brother, Walter, was a policeman in Ft. Wayne and was the first president of the Association of Police.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Interment will be in the Union cemetery near Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1944

Died - Asa Earhart, 65, native of Darke county, died Thursday evening at his farm home near Sidney after an illness of two months. He was born and reared near Pikeville east of Union City. Surviving him are his widow, one son, one daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral plans are not complete.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Christian church at Oran, near Sidney, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery, Piqua.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1944

Mayor Charles Wills succumbs to apoplexy 15 hours after attack.

Without regaining consciousness following an attack of apoplexy Saturday morning, Mayor Charles W. Willis, 64, died at his home at 116 East Oak street in Union City at 10:40 Saturday night. When he did not arise at 8:30 Saturday morning his cousin, Miss Winnie Knee, who has been his housekeeper since the death of his wife eight and one-half years ago, went to his room where she found him unconscious on the bed. He had not been well for several days, but had worked all day and into the night at the city building on Friday helping friends to make out income tax reports.

Mayor Willis, who was the son of Frank and Anna Stemmer-Willis, was born in Hillgrove April 5, 1879. Left motherless at the age of two years, and fatherless at the age of four, he was reared in the home of his grandparents, Nolan and Sarah Wilson. He attended the district school and later found employment in the tobacco warehouse operated by Daniel W. Stoner.

In 1906 he came to Union City and embarked in the grocery business with the late Harry E. Folger. For the next 25 years he continued in that business, either alone or with a partner, with the exception of a few months between changes. He then operated a confectionery on Elm street till his retirement from active business in November, 1942.

On Dec. 30, 1911, he was married to Miss Matilda Kopp of Union City, who died July 13, 1935. Surviving him are two aunts, Mrs. Cora Knee of Union City, and Mrs. Emma Simmons of Whiting, Ind. Besides these are several cousins and a host of friends.

Mayor Willis was recognized over a long period as a leader in Republican politics of Union City, Ohio, Jackson Township and Darke County. He served as precinct committeeman, real estate appraiser, city clerk, member of the council, and had started on Jan. 3 on his ninth year as Mayor of Union City, Ohio.

He was a notary public and did considerable legal work in connection with his other duties. For many years he was a member of the East Side Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Elks and Modern Woodmen fraternal orders, and a former member of the I. O. O. F. He will be remembered in the Union City community as a capable public official, a patriotic and public-spirited citizen who filled a useful and honorable place in the community and who, by his genial personality, untiring industry, friendly manner, and genuine desire to help those about him, built for himself a monument which will endure.

Funeral services for Mayor Willis will be held at the Fraze funeral home Tuesday at 3 p. m. with Rev. H. A. Barth of the Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis home till 2 p. m. on Tuesday, and at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p. m., the hour for the final services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1944

Died - Mrs. Allie DeCamp, 60, wife of Cleve DeCamp of Castine, died Friday at the home of a daughter in Dayton after two months of illness. Surviving are the husband, two daughters, five grandchildren, two sisters. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Castine U. B. church, with burial in the Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1944

Pneumonia fatal to C. D. Reitenour.

C. D. Reitenour, 51, son of Mrs. Mary Jan Reitenour of 437 North Walnut street in Union City, and the late George W. Reitenour, died at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis Saturday after and illness of two weeks from pneumonia and complications. During the last few days of his illness he was kept under an oxygen tent.

Mr. Reitenour was a graduate of the Union City West Side high school and was taking the medical course in Indiana University when he enlisted in the first world war. In his service overseas as assistant to Dr. Moore of Indianapolis in hospital work he was gassed, and he was never able to regain his former rugged health.

Becoming a resident of Bloomington, Ind., 24 years ago, he was engaged in the insurance business until two years ago when he was appointed city chemist. He was a member of the First Methodist church of Bloomington, the Masonic lodge, Elks lodge and Veterans of foreign Wars, with all of which organizations he maintained an active relationship.

Mr. Reitenour, who was known as "Dunn" to the home folks, is remembered by a large group of friends in Union City who watched his useful career with interest. He frequently visited his mother at her home, his last visit having been at Christmas. Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Helen Smith, of Bloomington, I. N. Reitenour and Charles Reitenour of Union City are uncles.

Funeral services will be held at the Allen funeral home in Bloomington Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. The body will be brought to Union City Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Reitenour home on North Walnut street were friend may call. Further services will be held there Wednesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. E. E.. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Union City Cemetery.

[The funeral services were held at the Union City Methodist Church instead of at the residence.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1944

Graveside Services.

Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Silverthorne of northeast of Union City will be held in the Lisbon cemetery at 10 a. m. Tuesday. The mother of the child was formerly Miss Thelma Jean Hittle.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1944

Frank Sharits died at daughter's home.

Frank Sharits, 67, former Union City resident, died Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Jennings, in Dayton. He was formerly employed by the J. A. Long Co. in Union City. Blindness came upon him several years ago. He was a member of the United Brethren church.

Surviving besides Mrs. Jennings are three other daughters; Mrs. Marguerite Shellenbarger, Mrs. Ruth Weaver and another daughter, Irene, all of Troy; one son, Herbert, of Troy; two brothers, Marion of Union City and Addison of Dayton. There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Schilling funeral home in Troy, with burial in the Troy cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1944

Died - Mrs. Amanda Hayes Mote, 89, widow of Dr. E. V. Mote, died Sunday at the St. Clair Home for the Aged at Greenville after several months of illness. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county. The immediate survivors include one sister and nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1944

Greenville flier killed in action.

Greenville, O., Feb. 1 - The war Department has notified Mrs. Julia Ann Jefferis, Columbus, that her husband, First Lt. Edward F. Jefferis, Jr., 26, formerly of Greenville, has been killed in action.

Lt. Jefferis, a navigator on a Martin Marauder bomber, had previously been reported missing following an aerial mission over Nazi occupied Europe on May 17, 1943. Word that he was now listed as having been killed in action was received by his wife over the weekend.

The Army flier, a son of Edward F. Jefferis, Sr., of 428 East Third street, Greenville, as commissioned at Albany, Ga., on August 15, 1942 and was sent overseas in January 1943.

Besides the wife and father he has a young son, Edward F. Jefferis, III.; one brother, Charles Milton, of New York City, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Folkerth, Florence, Ky.; Mrs. Charles Little, Piqua, and Mrs. Jack Shrader and Miss Leah Jefferis, both of Greenville.

The later is a teacher in the Greenville public schools.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1944

Man dies as blaze destroys Winchester business block.

Funeral rites for Elvin Bragg are incomplete.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete this afternoon for Elvin Alva Bragg, 41, who died this morning when fire swept the Masonic building on the north side of the square.

His burned body was found near a front window of the Bragg and Bragg insurance office above the J. M. Best grocery. Mr. Bragg lived in a room immediately back of the insurance office and the bedroom was reported ablaze when firemen were called at 6:15 a. m. The front office, however, was not burned at that time.

Mr. Bragg was born May 2, 1902 and had been employed at the Winchester News and Journal-Herald. Survivors besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bragg of Winchester, are one brother, Kenneth of Winchester and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Barker of Richmond, Miss Leona Bragg of Salem, N. J., and Mrs. Ruth Vest of Winchester.

The body was removed to Maynard and Walker mortuary pending word from relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 2, 1944

Attend Services.

Mrs. Michael Stebleton, Mrs. Hatti Hardesty, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stebleton went to Dayton today to attend the funeral services for Samuel Stebleton, 80, brother of the late Michael Stebleton of Union City. He was a resident of Dayton and was the last of a family of five. He had dealt in real estate for several years. Surviving him are the widow, a son and a daughter in Dayton, and a son in the Panama Canal Zone.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1944

Cora B. Wasson apoplexy victim.

Miss Cora Belle Wasson, 68, died at 2:30 a. m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hattie Miller, at 517 North Howard street in Union City, following an attack of apoplexy Wednesday noon. She had been an invalid since an attack of spinal meningitis in childhood.

She was the daughter of William and Susan Harless-Wasson, and was born in Darke county southeast of Union City, Oct. 15, 1865. She lived her entire life in Union City and community with the exception of a short time spent in Winchester. For many years she lived south of Union City on Highway 227. Since the death of her parents she has made her home with her sister. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving besides her sister are two brothers, Calvin and Peter Wasson, of Union City, together with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Saturday 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 Friday noon..

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1944

Feed Store Owner Dies.

William A. McCartney, 75, well known owner and operator of the McCartney seed store in Greenville for the past 28 years, died Monday evening at his home after a week's illness from heart trouble. He attended Wittenberg College and held degrees from Hiram College and Ohio Norther University. He was a teacher in Darke county for 11 years before opening the seed store. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was active in the Grange, Masonic Lodge, and Commercial Travelers.

Surviving are the widow, Ida; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Palmer, former teacher in the Union City East Side school, now of the Ansonia school; one grandson and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 5, 1868 in Clark Co., OH, the son of Samuel H. McCartney and Catharine Miller (both b. Clark Co., OH). His brothers were Elmer of Piqua, OH, Rev. J. H, San Leandro, CA, and Horace, Dayton, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1944

Died - Thomas D. Harsh, 71, Richland Township farmer, died Thursday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a month's illness from flu and complications. His home is three miles west of Versailles. Surviving are his widow, five sons, three daughters, 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2:30 p. m., with burial at Palestine.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 23, 1872 in Parsons, WV, the son of Adam Harsh (b. Parsons, WV) and mother not named. His spouse was Viola Harsh. His five sons were Earl, Walter, Everett, Alvin and Cayton. His three daughters were Mrs. A. T. _____, Mrs. F. C. Shahan and Mrs. Robert Beanblossom.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1944

Died - Emanuel Bell, 81, of Rossburg, died Wednesday at the home of a nephew, Ira D. Bell, at Germantown, after a lingering illness from heart trouble. Surviving are three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Rossburg Methodist church Saturday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Webster cemetery at Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1944

Died -- Funeral services for Edwin E. Payne, 61, former Darke County resident who died at Clearwater, Fla., were held at Cleveland Thursday afternoon. He was a brother of Mrs. Don F. Sink of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 5, 1944

Mrs. Spaulding rites will be Monday.

Funeral services for Lelia Pearl Spaulding, 61, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 1:45 a. m. Friday will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Maynard and Walter mortuary in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson of Lynn. Interment will be at the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Spaulding is survived by the husband, James C. Spaulding, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred W____ck, six and one-half miles south ____ of Winchester. with whom she had made her home for the past five years. Friends may call at the mortuary any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1944

Long Illness Claims Life of Mrs. H. C. Miller.

At 7 a. m. Sunday death ended three months of illness of Mrs. Harry C. Miller, at her home at 507 Chestnut street, in Union City.

She was born in Indianapolis Jan. 23, 1884, the daughter of John M. and May M. Lawrence-Persons. At the age of six years she came with her family to Union City which was her home for 54 years.

She attended the West Side school. On June 20, 1900, she was married to Harry C. Miller who survives her, together with several nieces and nephews.

She was the last member of her family which formerly lived on West Division street. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Daughters of Pocahontas, having served as an officer in that lodge. As a result of her long residence, her activity in organizations, and her friendly quiet ways, she enjoyed the friendship of a large circle of home folks.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1944

Dr. Rush Zeller Dies at Akron.

Dr. H. R. (Rush) Zeller, 75, a former resident of Darke county, died Saturday night at his home in Akron, Ohio, where he had been located for the past 20 years. Death followed an extended illness.

Dr. Zeller was a son of the late Dr. B. F. Zeller of Union City, who had formerly practiced at Beamsville. He was a brother of the late Dr. F. Arthur Zeller of Union City, and the late Dr. Ward Zeller, also of Union City and Visalia, Cal. All three brothers were graduated from the old Ohio Medical College in 1898. He is survived by a son, Clarence F. Zeller, of Dayton, the only immediate survivor.

The body of Dr. H. R. Zeller was brought to Greenville Monday evening and was taken to the Miller funeral home where friends may call after 2 p. m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Frank Thomas of the First Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

Dr. Zeller was known to many in Union City where he often visited his father and brothers.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Dr. Rush Henry Zeller was born March 18, 1868 at Cherry Valley, IL, the son of Dr. B. F. Zeller and Elmlie Bauder. He was divorced and had only the one son.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1944

Union City Relatives at Hollinger Funeral.

Mrs. Viola Hollinger, 72, wife of Frank Hollinger, well known farmer living three miles north of Gettysburg, Darke county, died Saturday afternoon at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a five days' illness from pneumonia.

Surviving are two sons and seven daughters; Elva Hollinger, Mrs. Fred Gullett and Mrs. Glen Huffer, of Union City; Glen Hollinger, Mrs. Irma McKnight and Mrs. Bonnie Welch, of Bradford; Mrs. Iris Curtner of Gettysburg; Mrs. Erma Jefferis and Mrs. Mabel Canan of Greenville. There are 30 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Oakland Church of the Brethren north of Gettysburg, with Rev. Fred Hollingshead officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1944

Long Illness Claims Life of Glenn Glancy.

Glenn D. Glancy, for 21 years Pennsylvania railroad agent in Winchester, passed away at 9 p. m. Monday following a long illness. Mr. Glancy previously was Pennsylvania agent in Monroe for 12 years and in Decatur 2 years. He was forced to give up his work six months ago because of illness.

He is survived by the widow, Zelly; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Cottrell of Decatur; and a nephew, Medford Stultz of Winchester.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home to the residence, 893 West Franklin street, Tuesday evening where friends may call after 7 o'clock.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase and the Masonic lodge. Interment will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1944

Child Dies.

Carolyn D. Crick, five-months old daughter of Pvt. and Mrs. Cleo Crick, of Bradford, Ohio, died Friday after a short illness. The father now serving in the Southwest Pacific had never seen his daughter. A cablegram has been sent to him by Red Cross officials. The parents and four grandparents survive. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 9, 1944

Died - Mrs. La Virge Whitacre Elliott, 53, wife of J. Scott Elliott, died Sunday at her home in Greenville after a lingering illness. She was born at Lightsville northeast of Union City and was a life long resident of Darke county. Surviving are the husband, two sons, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 9, 1944

Died - Miss Dorothy Kelch, 25, died suddenly from cerebral hemorrhage at her home in Versailles. She was stricken in a Versailles restaurant and never regained consciousness. She was employed in a defense plant in Troy. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kelch; two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in Trinity Lutheran church, Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 9, 1944

Robert Harris Dead.

Robert J. Harris, former resident of Union City, died at 4 p. m. Tuesday at his home at 171 Ardmore Road, Columbus, Ohio, after a long illness. He was the son of Albert J. Harris, former marshal of Union City, and is survived by his widow, Catherine, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Jackson, of Oxford, O.

Mr. Harris was a former secretary of the Bell Telephone Co., secretary to Gov. Harry Davis of Ohio, served in the U. S. army in Panama before the first world war, and was a Lieutenant in that war. He was a member of the American Legion

Funeral services will be held in Union City about noon Thursday, followed by interment in the City cemetery. The exact time is not known.

[Funeral services were held in Columbus, OH Thursday morning, and graveside services were held in the Union City cemetery at 1 p. m. with Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian church officiating. Several members of the American Legion Post in Union City to which Mr. Harris had belonged for several years, attended the services. The ritualistic burial service of the American Legion was given at the grave. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1944

Lee Taylor Dies at Home of Daughter.

Lee Taylor, age 87, widely known retired business man, passed away Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Garry E. Perkins, in Winchester, following a brief illness. He was born in Greensfork township, Randolph county, in 1856 and came to Winchester from Union City in 1895. He started a shoe business in 1904, and was president of the former Citizens National bank. He was a life long resident of Winchester and community.

He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian church and a member of the K. of P. lodge.

Surviving is the daughter, Mrs. Garry E. Perkins of Winchester; a son, Roy F. Taylor, of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Frank Taylor of Millersport, Ohio; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Minerva Taylor, his wife, passed away June 2, 1931.

Funeral services will be at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Interment will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1944

Died - George M. Stutz, 81, retired farmer, former Arcanum resident, died Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Hangen in Greenville after an illness of three weeks from heart attack. Surviving are three sons, one daughter, six grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Ithaca Lutheran church at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1944

Died - Gilbert Ross, 83, retired farmer, died at his home in Coletown Monday afternoon after a year of illness. He is survived by his widow, six daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren and one sister. Funeral services will be held in the Coletown Christian church Thursday at 2 p. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 2, 1852 in Liberty Twp, Darke Co., OH, the son of Elias Ross (b. Franklin Co., OH) and Rebecca Furrey (b. Berks Co., PA). Here it is reported that he died at the Darke County Home. His spouse was Margaret Jane Troutwine-Ross. Survived by one son, Cornal Ross of Greenville; six daughters, Mrs. Albert Young and Mrs. Andy Heiser, of Greenville, Mrs. Pearl Arnold and Mrs. Marvel Kaucher, of Greenville, Mrs. Opal Vermillion of Richmond, IN, and Miss Roxie Ross, at home.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1944

Almond Osborn Dies Near Lynn.

Funeral services for Almond Osborn, 84, who died at his home on Lynn route 1, late Wednesday, will be held at the Welfer Funeral home in Richmond at 10 a. m. Saturday with Rev. James Latsch in charge. Burial will be in West Grove cemetery.

Mr. Osborn was born in Wayne county Oct. 16, 1859, the son of Enos Osborn. He was a farmer and a member of the Friends church.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Mary Osborn; one son, Lewis Osborn of near Centerville; one stepson, Harmon Myers; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Roberts and Mrs. Vina Hair, both of Centerville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1944

Died - Mrs. Ethel Gertrude Henninger, 50, wife of Edward Henninger, of Monroe Township, south of Pitsburg, died at the Dayton Osteopathic hospital Wednesday where she had been admitted a week before for surgery treatment. Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, two grandchildren, the parents, and nine brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Pitsburg Lutheran church Saturday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Mote cemetery near Pitsburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1944

Died - Dennis Ray Mote, one-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mote of north of Arcanum, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, after an illness of 10 days. Surviving besides the parents are a brother, a sister, and four grandparents. Funeral services were held at the Potsdam Mennonite church, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Earl Frazier Dies in Dallas.

Following a year of illness Earl Frazier, 42, died Saturday at Woodlawn Sanitarium, Dallas, Texas. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., in August, 1901, the son of Robert Wesley and Clarabelle Foreman-Frazier. The family moved south of Union City, Earl attended the No. 5 or Gullett school, and later the Wayne school.

He lived for a time in Cincinnati and Richmond, and 20 years ago went to Kankakee, Ill., where he became an upholsterer for the Koroller Furniture Co. Seven years ago he went to Dallas to work for the same company. He was held in high esteem by his company as an efficient and responsible workman. He was a member of the Christian church at Kankakee.

Surviving him are his widow, Opal; two daughters, Miss Betty Frazier and Miss Jean Frazier, both of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Marshall Enbody, of Union City.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 8:15 p. m. today, and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Enbody Tuesday. Plans for the funeral services have not been completed. The widow and her aunt are accompanying the body to Union City.

[Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Graveside Services.

Graveside services for the still-born son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gullett of North Plum street in Union City were held at the Union City cemetery at 2 p. m. today. The mother is at the City hospital. The father is in the Coast Guard at San Francisco. Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gullett, of Union City, and the maternal grandparents at Degraff, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Farst, 87, widow of John W. Farst, former New Madison resident, who died from pneumonia at the home of a son, Raymond at West Manchester, Ohio, were held Saturday afternoon at the Otterbein U. B. church near New Madison, with burial in the Church cemetery. One son, three grandsons, all in the armed services, and two brothers survive. The New Madison Legion Post is named for another son, Leroy, who was killed in the first world war.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Abraham R. Buckmaster, 70, retired Greenville carpenter, who died at his home in Greenville Saturday afternoon, with burial in the old Dininger cemetery west of Greenville. One son, one sister and five brothers survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Died - Henry F. Deubner, 61, proprietor of the Midway Cafe in Greenville, died Saturday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after five weeks of illness. Surviving are one son, one daughter, two grandchildren, three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held at the Grace Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1944

Died - Mrs. Mary Etta Landis, 79, wife of Isaac Landis, died Saturday at her home near Pitsburg after a lingering illness. Surviving her are the husband, one son, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Miller Grove church, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

John Jellison Dies at Home.

John A. Jellison, 82, died Saturday night at his home near Stoney Creek. He is survived by the wife, Minnie; two daughters, Iva, at home and Lola Slusher of Ridgeville; one brother, Joseph of Ridgeville; and one sister, Mrs. John Dull of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Union church in charge of Rev. S. E. Carruth and Rev. Roy Hicks. Burial will be in the Union cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Mrs. Harry Barry Instantly Killed.

Mrs. Bess Barry, 58, wife of Harry Barry, of Greenville, was instantly killed at the Sweitzer street crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad in Greenville at 10:14 Monday forenoon when the Barry auto skidded into the side of an eastbound passenger train and was hurled against a telephone pole and railroad switch box. Mr. and Mrs. Barry were both hurled from their car, Mrs. Barry being thrown over 20 feet. Death was caused by a fracture at the base of the skull. She also had a fractured right leg.

Mr. Berry, who was rushed to the Wayne hospital, had a severe scalp wound, leg abrasions, and possible internal injuries. His condition is described as serious but not critical.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry were on their way to Dayton on a business mission, Mr. Barry being a representative of the Neff and Fry burial vault company of Camden, Ohio. At the time of the accident it was snowing heavily and it is thought that Barry failed to see the train until it was too late to stop his car. The street at that point slopes downward to the railroad tracks. Several accidents have occurred there.

Mrs. Barry, who operated a beauty parlor at her home on Walnut street, was well known in Greenville and in Union City. She visited frequently in Union City and was here only a few days ago. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. James Flanagan, of New York City and Miss Phyllis Barry of Chicago; her 86-year-old mother, Mrs. Mary Beery, of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Bert Riegle of Union City, Mrs. Bert Snyder of Winchester, and Mrs. W. E. Baker of Parker; five brothers, Chauncey Beery of Shively, Ky.; Charles Beery of Miraloma, Cal.; Ira of Upland, Ind.; David of Sunningdale, Canada; and Rev. John Beery of Los Angeles.

The body was removed to the Miller funeral home.

[Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home on Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Philip Hall of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.]

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 12, 1885 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Benoni Beery and Mary Geil (both b. Fairfield Co., PA). The daughter, Mrs. Flanagan is reported here as living in Connecticut.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Died - Mrs. Josephine Pierce O'Brien, 73, widow of the late George O'Brien, founder of the O'Brien Milling Co. of Greenville, died Sunday night at the Wayne hospital after an illness of eight months. She was a member of the Christian church, Eastern Star and Daughter of Veterans. Surviving her are three sons, Gaynor E. of Greenville, Marry R. of Columbus, and Robert P. of Clinton, Iowa; also three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Died -- Alonzo Thompson, 90, retired farmer, died Sunday at the home of a son, James, at Bradford, after a brief illness from pneumonia. Surviving are seven sons and daughters. Funeral services will be held at the Versailles Christian church Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Della Kester, 83, widow of William Kester, lifelong resident of Palestine, died Sunday at the Wayne Hospital after a brief illness from heart attack. She is survived by a son and a granddaughter. The body was removed to the Stocker funeral home in Greenville pending funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the Stocker Funeral Home in Greenville with burial at Palestine.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Died - Funeral services for J. Harve Townsend, 89, former resident of Greenville, who died Sunday at his home at Woodland, Mich., will be held at Woodland Thursday, with burial there. Two sons of Woodland and three sisters in Greenville survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice K. Winters, 71, former Greenville resident, who died in Columbus, will be held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Greenville cemetery. Three sons survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Death Summons Claud Loy at City Hospital.

After an extended illness Claud Loy, 52, of North street in Union City, died at 12:30 a. m. today at the Union City hospital where he had been a patient for the past 11 days. He had lived in Union City for the past year, but was previously a resident east of the city.

He was born in Jackson Township, Darke County, June 16, 1891, the son of Conrad and Laura Loy. He attended the Cottonwood School and engaged in farming in his youth. Later he was employed in railroad work, and his last employment was at the Union City Body Co. plant and Standard filling station in Union City. He had been a resident of Union City for the past year.

On May 6, 1912 he was married to Miss Alga Ware, who survives him, together with one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Drew, of Ansonia, Ohio, Rural Route 1, and four sons; Marion Loy of Ansonia, Rural Route 1, Leon, Duane and Gene, all a home. Other survivors include three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Laura Loy of 727 West Oak street in Union City; one sister, Mrs. George Armstrong, of Union City; three brothers, Harry of Union City, Clyde of Muncie, and Will of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church in Woodington of which Mr. Loy was a faithful and devoted member. Rev. J. S. Floyd will officiate, and burial will be in Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the residence on North street after Thursday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Ernest Fowler Dies Following Short Illness.

Ernest Fowler, 81, two miles southeast of Pittsburg, Ind., passed away at the Randolph County hospital Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. He had been seriously ill for a week from pneumonia and heart disease.

He was born Jan. 11, 1863, the son of Allen and Melinda (Fields) Fowler. In 1900 he was married to Henretta Jessup who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1942.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Edward Lewis of Portland, Mrs. George Murphy and Mrs. Made Losh, both of Muncie; two brothers, Hiram of Winchester and Dave of Dunkirk. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the Praise Chapel church, of which he was a member, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Roll Marsh assisted by Rev. Candell, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Pittsburg cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Williamson funeral home in Portland Wednesday afternoon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Died - Miss Martha Arnold, 82, died Tuesday morning at her home of North Main street in Ansonia after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county. Only cousins survive. The body was taken to the Fisher-Becker funeral home pending completion of funeral plans.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Died - Louis V. Dionne, 85, formerly of Middletown, Ohio, died Sunday at the Brethren Home in Greenville where he had lived since 1942. There are no immediate relatives in Greenville or vicinity. The body was removed to Middletown for funeral services and burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Rihm, widow of August Rihm who formerly operated a meat market in Greenville, will be held at Piqua Thursday, with burial there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Ansonia Soldier Reported Killed.

The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oswald of Ansonia that their son, Staff Sergeant Walter R. Oswald, reported missing in action on two previous occasions, was killed in action in the Asiatic area Dec. 10, 1943. The message which is signed by the Adjutant General expresses the sympathy of Secretary of War.

On both occasion when he was reported missing Sgt. Oswald, who was a radio technician in the radio air force, was a member of the crew of planes either shot down or forced down in isolated enemy territory. On the first occasion he was carried on a litter 120 miles through dense jungles. After the second accident he was transferred to a rescue squad, and it is believed that he lost his life while on a mission of mercy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1944

Harold Moore Funeral Held at Muncie Today.

Funeral services for Harold Moore, 65, accountant with the Warner Gear Co. in Muncie for the past 30 years, were held at 2 p. m. today at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie, with the pastor of the Jackson Street Christian Church officiating. Burial was planned at Bremen, Ind.

Mr. Moore was born at Harrisville west of Union City and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moore. The family lived for several years at West Union. For a time Mr. Moore was caretaker at the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. He was a resident of Muncie for the past 32 years and was a member of the Jackson Street Christian church.

Surviving are the widow, Beryl; one son, Thomas Merrill Moore, of Camp Knox, Ky.; one grandson, Carson Moore, of San Francisco; one daughter, Mrs. George Chalkin, of New York; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Robbins and Mrs. Della Roberds, both of Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Jennie Phares of North Manchester, Ind., and Mrs. William Langan of Muncie; two brothers, Rolla Moore of Dunkirk, Ind., and Floyd Moore of Muskegon Heights, Mich. Mrs. Ray Schricker of Union City is a niece.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 1944

Influenza Fatal to J. W. Jackson

Several weeks illness of influenza brought death to Jesse W. Jackson, 72, retired farmer, who died at his home on East North street, Portland, Thursday morning at 7 o'clock.

He was the son of Isom and Susan (Foore) Jackson, and was married to Nellie Pursley on Sept. 5, 1893, who preceded him in death in Jan. 1939. On Sept. 12, 1942, he married Mrs. Minnie Longwith of Portland, who survives.

Besides the widow he is survived by four children, Mrs. Norval Jackson, Fountain City; Mrs. Miltie Jackson, Williamsburg; Rev. Rolland Jackson, Montpelier; and Mrs. Edith Bowen, Marion; four step-children, Mrs. Lena Harmon, Mrs. Veda Simons, Mrs. Helen Nelson and Dilliam Bash, all of Portland; one brother, Clinton Jackson, Pontiac, Mich.; and two sisters Mrs. Albert Hiatt, Fairmont, and Mrs. Etta Jackson of Farmland. He was a member of the Friends church near Farmland.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland or burial preparations. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Watch for many typos in names given in this account]

[Funeral services were held on Sunday morning at the funeral home in Portland, in charge of Rev. Charles Fisher, pastor of the Portland Gospel Tabernacle. The body was then removed to the Gospel Tabernacle in Fountain City where services were conducted in the afternoon in charge of Rev. Harry Brown. Interment was made in the Fountain City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1944

Farmer Drops Dead.

Daniel J. Yount, 72, retired farmer, dropped dead Wednesday afternoon while shoveling the snow away from his stalled auto near his home one mile south of Horatio, Darke County. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Yount was at one time an employe of the Mannix Brothers' Construction Co. He was a member of the Methodist church at Horatio.

Surviving are the widow, Flossie; five sons, four daughters 20 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2 p. m. with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1944

Ansonia Marine Reported Killed.

Greenville, Ohio, Feb. 18 - Lieut. Gen. A. A. Vandergrift, commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps, has notified Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oswalt, Greenville R. R. 1, that their son, Pfc. Albert D. Oswalt, 19, has been killed in action.

The parents received the following telegram on February 12: "Deeply regret to inform you that your son, Private First Class Albert D. Oswalt, USMCR, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and service of his country.

"No information available at present regarding disposition of remains. Temporary burial in locality where death occurred probable. You will be promptly furnished any additional information received.

"To prevent possible aid to our enemies do not divulge the name of his ship or station. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy, Letter follows."

Pvt. Oswalt enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1942, but was not called to active duty until the following January. He received his basic training at San Diego, Cal., and was later assigned to Camp Pendleton at Oceanside, Cal., where he received a rating as advanced engineer.

His last letter to his parents was received seven weeks ago and in it he disclosed that his outfit was being sent overseas. He did not mention any specific war zone but it is believed that he was sent to the South Pacific.

A brother, Melvin, is an engineer, junior grade, in the U. S. Maritime Service.

Yesterday it was revealed that Staff Sgt. Walter R. Oswald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oswald, of Ansonia, had been killed in Asiatic area. Despite the similarity in names, however, there is no connection between the Oswalt and Oswald families.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 19, 1944

Elmer L. Edwards Claimed by Death; Funeral Sunday.

Funeral services for Elmer L. Edwards, 72, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the New Liberty church with Rev. Leo McKinley, assisted by Rev. Bernice Ferner, officiating. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

Mr. Edwards, who for six years served as county commissioner, and was a member of the county council for eight years, passed away Friday evening at his home, 318 South East street, Winchester, following a lingering illness. Preceding his illness and death he was in the real estate business with Ora Study.

He is survived by the wife, Nolla; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Olive Morris of near Lynn; two brothers, D. E. Edwards of Attica, Kans., and Jesse Edwards of Entiat, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Benson of Traverse City, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the residence after 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1944

Death Claims Belle Edwards; Funeral Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Edwards, 86. of Modoc, who passed away at the home of a son, Harry Ross, at Royerton at 1:40 o'clock Sunday morning, will be held at the Modoc Nazarene church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Clifford Habbeger. Burial will be in Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Edwards was the widow of Julian Edwards. She had been ill for four weeks. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Grace Sowers and Mrs. Emma Moist, both of Union City, Mrs. Edith Harris of Hendrix, Okla., and Mrs. Ruby Davis of Paoli, Ind.; four sons, Jesse Ross of Winchester, Harry Ross of Royerton, Macy Ross of Union City, and Leonard Ross.

The body will remain at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc until the time of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1944

Death Summons Mrs. Louise Veit.

At 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning the gentle, busy earthly life of Mrs. Louise Veit came to an end at her home at 702 West Hickory street in Union City, following two months of ill health and 10 days of serious illness.

Daughter of William and Marie Heuss, she was born near Salamonia, Jay County, Ind., Aug. 30, 1862, and was one of a family of 11 children. She attended the district school of her community. On Nov. 3, 1881, she was married at her home to Fred J. Veit who preceded her in death by eight months.

For 29 years she lived at 702 West Hickory street in Union City, then in 1910 moved to a new home at 702 just one square east. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, and after coming to Union City was an active and devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving her are one son, Herman F. Veit, of Union City, who was associated with his father in business; three daughters, Miss Lydia and Miss Edith, of Union City, and Mrs. Charles Murray of Toronto, Canada. Surviving also are seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Clara Smith, of Indianapolis; and five brothers, Jacob Heuss of Traverse City, Mich.; John Heuss of Whittier, Cal.; Albert and William Heuss of Indianapolis; and L. P. Heuss of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body was returned this morning from the Fraze Funeral Home to the Veit residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1944

Died - John H. Barnhart, 74, lifelong resident of the Versailles community, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Bigham, southwest of Versailles from a complication of diseases. Surviving are one other daughter and two sons. Funeral services were held at the Miller Funeral Home in Versailles at 2 p. m. today, with burial in Oakland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1944

Portland Man Killed in Wreck Near Deerfield - Ivan Sipe Dies When Car Hits Culvert.

Randolph County's first fatal accident since 1942 today claimed the life of Ivan Sipe, 49, Portland route 6, when the car in which he was riding struck a culvert three-quarters of a mile north of Deerfield. Death was caused by a skull fracture, Dr. Lowell W. Painter, coroner, said.

Injured in the same accident was John K. Oelsinger, Jr., 32, Portland route 1, who is in the Randolph County hospital suffering from cuts, bruises and a fractured leg.

The accident occurred when the driver apparently fell asleep while returning from work at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company at Muncie, according to Sheriff Kora E. Davis, who, with Deputy Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, investigated the crash.

The right front part of the car struck the culvert on the right side of the road, causing heavy damage to the car and chipping cement on the culvert. Both men were in the car when officials reached the scene and Mr. Sipe was removed from the car but was pronounced dead before reaching the hospital.

Officials learned that one of the men had been working a double shift and was on the way home after having worked 16 hours.

Funeral services for Mr. Sipe have not been arranged.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Boundry Reform church. Burial was made in the Deerfield cemetery. He was survived by the widow, Fern; two sons, Dick and Douglas, both at home; his father, Elliott, of Saratoga; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Simmons, of Saratoga and Mrs. Alma O'Dell of Union City; and seven brothers, Burley of Greenville, O., Burt and Ross, both of Saratoga, Raymond and Ernest of Saratoga and Ralph and Forrest of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1944

Mrs. Lauder Dies in Evansville.

Mrs. Minnie Lauder, 81, widow of Joseph D. Lauder, and a resident of Union City, died at Evansville, Ind., Tuesday at 9:15 p. m. after an extended illness. She had been a patient in the Deaconess hospital, but it is not known whether she died there or at the home of her brother, Walter Clark, where she was taken by ambulance from Union City last September. She sold her home at Union and Hickory streets where she had lived for 29 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Lauder came to Union City from Cincinnati about 35 years ago. Mr. Lauder purchased the Web Lambert harness shop on Pearl street where the Boston Store in now located, and the two lived in the apartment above. An adopted daughter, Miss Gladys, died several years ago, and Mr. Lauder died four years ago. Mrs. Lauder was an active and faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star Lodge. She is survived by two brothers, Walter and Clarence Clark of Evansville, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. and Mrs. Lauder made the city a gift of the two-story brick building fronting on Columbia and Pearl streets and now used by the city for city offices and jail purposes. The Boy Scouts have the rooms on the second floor. According to the terms of the bequest, the city paid Mrs. Lauder an annuity of $30 monthly during her lifetime. With her death the building becomes the absolute property of the city.

Funeral services will be held at the Shafer Chapel in Evansville Thursday at 10 a. m. The body will then be brought to the Morris Funeral Home in Union City where services will be held sometime Friday, the exact time to be announced later. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Former Banker Dies in Chicago.

Word has reached Union City that Charles H. Cadwallader, former banker and theater owner in the city, died in a hospital in Chicago on Feb. 16. No details of his death and burial have been received.

He was the son of Nathan Cadwallader, also a banker and state senator, who lived at the northwest corner of Pearl and Howard street. Charles H. Cadwallader served as mayor of Union City from 1886 to 1888, and was prominent in the business and political life of the city for several years. In the early 1890's he rebuilt what is now the Grand Theater on Pearl street after it had been partially destroyed by fire. It had been called the Pythian Opera House, but he named it the Cadwallader Theater, which name it bore when the funeral services were held there for Governor Isaac P. Gray, another Union City resident, in February, 1895.

Mr. Cadwallader was for several years cashier of the Citizens Bank which had been organized by Gov. Gray and Nathan Cadwallader in 1865. This bank which was located in the room where the Joe Welch restaurant now is, failed in 1896. Cadwallader left the city, and little has been known by Union City people concerning him since that time. It is known, however, that he lived for a time in California, and that he operated a theater in Chicago. His two sisters, Mrs. Clem Howard and Mrs. Ida M. Tucker, both of Richmond, died several years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Hugh L. Higgins Dies in Rockford.

Hugh L. Higgins, 51, former resident of Union City, died at his home at Rockford, Ill., Monday, according to word received by Union City relatives.

He was born in Union City Feb. 1, 1893, the son of Bert and Mary (Molly) Dill Higgins. He attended the West Side school and worked for several years for the Union City Carriage Co. He went to Rockford 32 years ago where he has been employed since that time. During the past few years he was employed by a lock factory. His last visit to Union City was 29 years ago. He was a veteran of the first world war.

Surviving are the widow, Lydia, formerly a Rockford girl; two sons, Buddy, who is in the U. S. Army; and Donald, at home; one daughter, Virginia, at home. Other survivors include the father, Bert Higgins, of Chicago; one brother, Roy, of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Boggs and Mrs. Oswald Evans of Union City.

Funeral services were held at Rockford today, with burial there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Emma Stevens Dies Following Long Illness.

Mrs. Emma Stevens, 52, died at her home on 235 E. Franklin street, this morning at 7:15 o'clock, following a long illness.

She is survived by the husband, Sylvester; one son, Charles Beavers of Mattoon, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Engle of Winchester; one step-son, Russel Stevens of Dayton, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel Smith of Richmond; and seven grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparations and will be taken to Mattoon, Ill., where services will be held. Funeral services will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Corya Armstrong, 71, who died Saturday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Carrie Jacobs, in Greenville, after a year of illness, were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery. She was the widow of the late Amos Armstrong. One sister and one brother survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Died - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baker, 80, widow of Noah Baker, died Sunday morning at her home east of Baker's Store after an illness of seven weeks. She is survived by her husband, two sons, one granddaughter, one great-grandchild, one brother, and five sisters including Mrs. J. E. Teaford of Union City. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Greenville Church of the Brethren, with burial in the West Branch cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 4, 1864 in Neave Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Crumrine and Sarah Sink (both b. Neave Twp.). Her two sons were Frank and Ira Baker. Her granddaughter was Mrs. Gale Teaford.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1944

Died - Funeral services for John Calvin Armstrong, who formerly lived near Brock, and who died at his home in Piqua, were held Wednesday afternoon at Piqua, with burial at Brock. He had been an employe of the Wood Shovel and Tool Co. at Piqua. Surviving are the widow, the former Cora May Davison, of Brock; one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 25, 1944

Funeral Services For Clyde Phelps Will be Sunday.

Funeral services for Clyde A. Phelps, 63, who died at his home five miles southeast of Farmland, Thursday morning, will be held at the Buena Vista Church at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. Bertha Driver Helbie officiating and Walter Heller assisting.

He is survived by the widow, Lillie three sons Wallace of Anderson, Claude of Farmland, Arthur of Camp Abbott, Ore., two brothers, Lemma of Carlos, John of Richmond and eleven grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thornburg Funeral Home in Farmland where it will remain and a short service will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be made in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Heart Attack Proves Fatal to Hildeth Moore.

A heart attack which followed an illness of six weeks was fatal to Mrs. Hildeth Mae Moore of Winchester, who passed away at her home on 425 South West street at 6:45 a. m. today.

Mrs. Moore was born in Lynn but has resided in Winchester for the past ten years. She was a member of the Congregational Christian church at Liberty.

She is survived by the husband, Earnest; two daughters, Rozan and Janet; and one son, Louis, all at home.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparations and where friends may call after 10 a. m. Sunday, Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Miss Alice Cramer, resident of the Versailles community for 40 years, who died at her home two miles northeast of Versailles Wednesday morning, will be held at the home Friday at 1 p. m., with Rev. Mr. Leeson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles. Miss Cramer, who had been in failing health for several months is survived by three brothers, Harve and Louis of Versailles, and John of Kansas; five sisters, Bertha, Jossie Fannie, Alpha and Lizzie, all of Versailles. Miss Alpha is a teacher in the Union City East Side school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Died - The Navy Department has informed Mrs. Emma Floyd of Arcanum that her son, Beverly J. Floyd, Pfc. U. S. Marines, has been killed in action in the South Pacific. No further information is given. Pfc. Floyd who is a graduate of the Arcanum high school in the class of 1939, was employed by the Arcanum Times when he enlisted in January, 1942. He trained at San Diego, Cal., went overseas in October, 1942, and saw service at Guadalcanal and New Guinea. His last letter home dated Dec. 17 stated that he was expecting to be called into combat immediately.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Died - Carl Craig, 72, former employe of the Palace Store in Greenville, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Francis Surber, in Alexandria, Ind., after several months of illness. Surviving besides the daughter are a grandchild, one sister and four brothers. The body has been returned to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Died - Sherman C. Clark, 78, former Greenville business man, died Wednesday at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. E. Lewis, at Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services and interment were planned for Friday morning at Los Angeles. He was the last of a family of 13 children including the late Judge John C. Clark and Prosecuting Attorney A. L. Clark of Greenville. Nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors. One of these is Miss Bessie Coombs, Darke County law librarian.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1944

Died - John H. Shafer, 65, former state tax examiner and Democratic state central committeeman, died Friday morning at his residence at 112 East Water street in Greenville following seven months of illness. He was a well known building contractor and president of the Darke County Farmer Mutual Insurance Co. He was a member of the Christian church and Masonic lodge. Surviving are the widow, one son, a step-son, step-daughter and two grandchildren. Funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Christian church in Greenville, with burial at Beamsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John Henry Shafer was born June 26, 1878 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Martin Shafer (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Charlotte Hitz. His wife was Hazel Shafer (age 59) and his son of Lloyd Shafer of Greenville, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1944

Mrs. Buckingham Dies Suddenly in Greenville, Ohio.

Mrs. Mary Belle Buckingham, 75, died suddenly at 11 o'clock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frances McFarland, in Greenville. She had been failing in health for the past 18 months, but her death was unexpected.

Mrs. Buckingham was the daughter of George and Isabelle Uritt-Parent. She was born in Darke County four miles northeast of Union City, Dec. 9, 1868, and was a lifetime resident of the community. For many years she lived on West Division street in Union City. She attended the East Side school and was an active, faithful member of the Christian church and its Missionary Society.

On Oct. 15, 1890, she was married in Union City to Newton W. Buckingham who died Dec. 7, 1942. She became the mother of three children, one of whom, Walter, died on Sept. 7, 1914, after having arrived at young manhood. Surviving her besides her daughter are a son, Robert Buckingham, of Indianapolis, for several years a resident of Union City; three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 29, 1944

Services For Eva Mosier to be Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva A. Mosier, 71, who passed away at her home in Ridgeville yesterday morning following an illness of several months, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. R. Johnson. Burial will be in the Liber cemetery near Portland.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Sowers of Sturgis, Mich., and Lester Sowers of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. T. B. Coblentz of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Ellen Pickett of Ridgeville; and seven grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparations. The body will remain at the funeral home until the time of the funeral and where friends may call.

[Mrs. Eli Hannoy of Union City was a niece of Mrs. Mosier.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 29, 1944

Funeral Services For Clorinda Mendenhall Tuesday at Poplar Run.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clorinda E. Mendenhall, 81, will be Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Poplar Run church, Rev. Earl Root in charge, assisted by Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in the neighboring cemetery.

Mrs. Mendenhall was the widow of Samuel Mendenhall. She died at 5:30 p. m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Thornburg, four miles southwest of Farmland.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. E. J. Frazier; three sons, Gilbert of Modoc, Byron of Farmland and Wilbert of Parker; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, M. L. Harris, of Farmland.

Mrs. Mendenhall was born in Randolph county and had lived in the vicinity all her life.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 29, 1944

Services For Mrs. Pearl Gantz at Hopewell.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Gantz of near Ridgeville were held today at 2 p. m. at the Hopewell church with burial in the Hopewell cemetery. She died at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie on Friday at 11:30 p. m.

She is survived by her husband, A. A. Gantz; one daughter, Mrs. Emerson Sloniker; one son, Leonard Gantz, both of Ridgeville; three grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Emory Bartlett of Albany, Mrs. A. W. Calor of Muncie, Mrs. Vance Main of Albany, Mrs. Adrian Main of Muncie and Mrs. Gladys Wright of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 29, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice E. Studebaker, 22, wife of Carroll Studebaker of Verona Ohio, who died Sunday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville, will be held at the U. B. church in Verona Wednesday with burial in Roselawn cemetery. Surviving are the husband, two small sons, the parents, a sister and six brothers.

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