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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 1, 1944

Died - Charles K. Fletcher, 91, retired photographer, died Sunday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. Emma B. Westfall, in Greenville, after an extended illness. The sister and two brothers survive. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles Kasuth Fletcher was born Jan. 5, 1853 at Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the son of Charles F. Fletcher (b. Windon Co., VT) and Amanda Burns (b. Greenville, OH). His spouse was Margaret Fletcher and he lived at 414 Martin St., Greenville. His two brothers were Ed and John of Greenville and his son was named Dick Purdy. Both death and burial dates differ from the above newspaper account.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 1, 1944

Died - Mrs. Bertha Mariah Kiser, 66, widow of William Kiser, died Sunday morning at the home of a son, Lawrence Kiser, in Greenville, after an illness of six months. Surviving are three sons, two daughters, 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 16, 1878 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Samuel Shepherd (b. Darke Co.) and Martha Jane Gleener (b. Shelby Co., OH) Her sons were Lorenzo and Lawrence of Greenville, OH and Ralph of Dayton, OH; the daughters were Martha Daskolas of Dayton, OH and Ruth Rutherford, also of Dayton.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 1, 1944

Former resident of Winchester Dies in Richmond.

Last rites for Mrs. Marie L. Maule, 35, of Richmond, who died at the Reed Memorial hospital in Richmond Monday following an illness of one week, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Stegall-Berehide funeral home in Richmond with Rev. J. H. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery. She was a former resident of Winchester.

She is survived by the husband, Harry; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Roan of Richmond; the father, Charles L. Crawford of Richmond, and two brothers, Pfc. William B. Crawford of Martinsburg, West Va., and Charles K. Crawford of Dayton, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 2, 1944

Sgt. R. E. Scholl Killed in Action on Italian Front.

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Scholl of northeast of Union City in Darke County received word from the War Department last night that their son, Staff Sergeant Ralph E. Scholl, 29, was killed in action in Italy on Feb. 3. Sgt. Scholl had been wounded several weeks before and was in an Army hospital for a time. He had rejoined his unit and had re-entered the fighting.

Sgt. Scholl entered the military service in October, 1941. He trained at Camp Walters, Texas, an infantry training center, was in New Jersey for a period, and embarked for overseas service in May, 1942. He took part in the invasion of North Africa, was later transferred to Sicily, then to Italy. His organization, Co. I, 135th U. S. infantry, has been in some of the hardest fighting, and Sgt. Scholl has an excellent record as a soldier in all the campaigns in which he has taken part.

Sgt. Scholl, son of William H. and Estella Williamson-Scholl, was born and reared in Jackson Township, Darke County, northeast of Union City. He attended the Jackson, Ohio school from which he was graduated. He worked on the farm, in the Union City Body Co., and was working in Dayton when he entered military service. He attended the Lisbon church with his family and was a member of the Union City Elks lodge. His will be the first gold star on the Elks service flag of 29 stars.

Sgt. Scholl is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Glenn Dillon, Ft. Knox, Ky., and one brother, LaVerne, of near this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 2, 1944

Died - Mrs. Loretta Swank, 46, wife of Ray Swank, died Monday evening at her home four miles west of Greenville after three months of illness. Surviving are the husband, four sons, three daughters, the mother and one brother. Funeral services will be held at the Ft. Jefferson Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 5, 1897 in Twin Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Willis Bunger and Vinnie Good (b. Darke Co.).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 2, 1944

Died - Mrs. Caroline Howard, 84, widow of John Howard, died Monday afternoon at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a week of illness from heart trouble. She was a native of Pikeville, Darke County. She is survived by a son, three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church in Greenville Thursday at 9 a. m. with burial at Piqua.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Jan. 15, 1860 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Joseph Amann b. Germany) and Frances Siferman (b. Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 3, 1944

Former Resident Dead.

Word came to Union City Friday morning of the death at Berne, Ind., of a former Union City resident, Otto Doherty, son of the late John W. and Ella Doherty. While living in Union City he was a teamster. Funeral plans have not been made.

[Funeral services for Otto L. Doherty were held at the home on Monday afternoon with burial at Decatur, Ind. He was employed at Decatur. He was survived by his wife, formerly Miss Florence Haney, of Union City; four children at home, one step-son, Carl Cochran, who is in the armed services but who was able to attend the funeral; one brother, Don Doherty, Ft. Wayne.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 4, 1944

Died - Mrs. Lydia Garbig, 63, wife of William Garbig of Jaysville, died Thursday night at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia. Surviving are the husband, two sons, one daughter, six grandchildren, a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at Abbottsville church with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 4, 1944

Former Resident Dies.

Word has come to Union City of the death of a former resident, Miss Catherine G. Altenbach, at her home in Glendale, Cal., on Feb. 15. Funeral services were held at Incarnation Church on Feb. 18, with interment in Calvary cemetery, Glendale.

Miss Altenbach, who moved to Glendale about three years ago, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kreig of Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Angenlie Courted of Glendale; and one brother, Andrew Altenbach, of Baltimore, Md. Her parents were John and Elizabeth (Weise) Altenbach who lived two and one half miles northeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 4, 1944

Died - Russell R. Hollinger, 35, farmer of west of Weaver's Station, died at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Wednesday afternoon after an extended illness. Surviving are his widow, an adopted son, his parents, one brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Beech Grove church Saturday at 2 p. m., with burial at Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Russell Raymond Hollinger was born Sept. 28, 1908 in Darke Co., OH, the son of John Hollinger and Harriett Rebecca Brown (both b. in Darke Co.) His wife was Marie A. Hollinger; his brother, Ruben of Englewood, OH; his sisters, Mrs. John Fisher, Arcanum, OH and Mrs. Sherman Mohler, Dayton, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 4, 1944

Died - Zacharias W. Teeter, 84, retired Rossburg tinner, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Brandon, east of Ansonia, following a lingering illness. Two daughters survive. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia, with burial at Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 6, 1944

Death Claims John W. Lee; Funeral Tuesday.

Funeral services for John W. Lee, 60, who passed away unexpectedly at his home on Greenville avenue Sunday morning at 5:30 o'clock, will be held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Death followed a heart attack. He had been in good health up to the time of his death and had worked at the Overmyer Mould company, where he was employed, all day Saturday.

Before going to the Overmyer Mould company he served as custodian at the Winchester high school for 19 years. He was born at Soddy, Tenn., on Nov. 23, 1883, the son of John W. and Florence (Smith) Lee and came to Winchester in 1920 where he has resided for the past 24 years. He was a member of the men's bible class of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the widow, Jennie B.; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Johnson of Winchester, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner of Union City, and Rosemary, at home; two sons, William J. of Coldwater, Ohio and John Robert of Springfield, Ohio; five brothers; five sisters; and three grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker Mortuary for burial preparations and where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 7, 1944

Long Illness Fatal to Dot Marie O'Dell.

Dot Marie O'Dell, aged one year and four months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry O'Dell. of Union City, died Monday morning at her home at 223 North Columbia street after extended illness. She was born in Union City Nov. 14, 1942

Surviving are the parents, Harry and Betty Sue Blankley O'Dell; one brother, Joseph; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Blankley; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Herbert King, all of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body was returned this afternoon from the funeral home to the Blankley home at 501 North Howard street.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 7, 1944

Several Months Illness Fatal to Sarah E. Miller.

Sarah E. Miller, 80, widow of the late Emanuel D. Miller, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Davis, Spartanburg, at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday morning following an illness of several months.

Besides the daughter she leaves three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and where friends may call after 6 o'clock tonight.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of the daughter in Spartanburg. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 7, 1944

Services For Leslie Million to be Wednesday.

Funeral services for Ellis Leslie Million, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.. Forrest Million, one and one half miles west of Williamsburg, who died late Sunday afternoon following an illness of one month, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the New Liberty church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Phyllis; one brother, Clarence Richard, both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Gray and Mrs. Leslie Harris, all of near Fountain City; and several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at anytime at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 7, 1944

Former Winchester Resident Dies.

Mrs. Herman Stewart of Winchester has received word of the death of Mrs. Donald Masters of Indianapolis. Mrs. Masters passed away at her home in Indianapolis following a long illness.

She was a former resident of Winchester and a member of the Winchester chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Mrs. Fullerton Loses Battle With Disease.

After a gallant battle with disease over a period of years, the gentle life of Mrs. Roy Fullerton of 229 North High street in Union City came to a close early this morning. Mrs. Fullerton was taken to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Feb. 7 in a final effort to save her life.

She was formerly Miss Madge Barnes, daughter of Thomas J. and Ida Dickover-Barnes, of Arcadia, Ind., where she was born Oct. 12, 1888. She received her education at the Arcadia school, and in April, 1919 was married in Indianapolis to Roy Fullerton, who has been associated with the Union City Body Co. since 1919.

Mrs. Fullerton was a valued member of the Christian Church, Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Ted Ingraham, of Eagle Mich.; and one brother, Paul Barnes, of Oakland, Cal.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Friday 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 after Thursday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Susan Grubbs, 80, wife of William Grubbs of Ithaca, died Saturday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from burns received a month before while cleaning a gasoline stove. She is survived by her husband, one son, one daughter, two grandsons, and a brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Ithaca U. B. church with burial in the Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Darke County Death.

Clarence E. Rogers, 45, died Saturday night at his home in Gordon after an illness of six months. He is survivfed by his widow, one son, three daughters, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held at the Gordon Methodist church Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Ithaca cemtery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Darke County Death.

Irvin A. Richter, 77, retired Monroe township farmer and livestock buyer, died Saturday at the home of daughter, Mrs. Pearl Lacey, in Dayton after a lingering illness. He is survived by five daughters, three sons, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with burial in the Mote cemetery near Petsburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Useful Life of Ira E. Bickel Closed by Death

Ira E. Bickel, 78, well known Washington Township farmer, was found dead at his farm home Wednesday morning by his brother, John J. Bickel, of the Union City Trust Co. He had been in ill health for the past six years from an incurable disease. He lived alone except as relative and neighbors called at the home to minister to him.

Mr. Bickel, son of Daniel W. and Rebecca Chenoweth-Bickel, was born in Washington Township, Darke County Feb. 28, 1866 and lived his entire life in that township except five years at Lynn. He spent most of his life farming, in which work he was successful. In his early manhood he taught school. For several years he was a valued member of the board of trustees and board of education of Washington Township. He attended school at Spring Hill and was a member of the church which was formerly located there.

On May 26, 1888 he was married to Miss Frances Huffman who is deceased. Surviving him besides his brother are two daughters, Mrs. Hiram Hedrick of this city and Miss Bertha Bickel of Cleveland, O.; one son, Daniel Webster Bickel, of San Francisco; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Mary Bickel-O'Dell is deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City, Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. The request has been made that flowers be omitted.

Monday, March 13 - Relative, neighbors and friends from city and country gathered at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Saturday afternoon in a large group to pay tribute to Ira E. Bickel, well known Washington Township farmer and former teacher, trustee and school board member.

Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz, with Miss Lois Lantz as accompanist, sang two songs, "Abide With Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Rev. Lantz, officiating minister, took as his text from Isaiah 21:11, "Watchman, what of the night?" He read several comforting passages of scripture preceding the sermon, and offered prayer at the beginning and close of the service.

At the conclusion of the service interment was made in the Union City Cemetery, with the following acting as pallbearers: P. C. Cehler, Earl Wagner, Ray Wagner, Web Snyder, Herschel Horn and Louis Sulllenbarger.

Among the attendants from out of the city were: Miss Bertha Bickel and Miss Ann O'Dell of Cleveland; Miss Lucile Bickel of Greenville, and I;. N. Worth of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Injuries Fatal to Olive Burns.

Mrs. Olive May Burns, 78, who received fatal injuries Saturday night in a fall at her home three miles east of Union City, died at the Union City hospital at 2:25 this morning.

She was born in Marshall County, Ind., May 9, 1865, the daughter of John and Sarah Cox-Henninger. On Feb. 15, 1883 she was married to Samuel B. Burns, who is deceased. After leaving Marshall County she had lived at Flint, Mich., and Richmond, Ind., before coming to Union City a year ago. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Eldorado, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle V. Clear of Union City Rural Route 5 and Mrs. Dorthea Drinkard of Detroit; three sons, Richard Burns of Flint, Mich., Earl of Millersburg, Ind., and Leroy of Birch Run, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Friday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. L. R. Moss of Eldorado officiating. The body will be sent at midnight to Flint where funeral services will be held at the Grove funeral home, with burial in the Tanner cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Thomas Jeffery Dies Following Paralytic Stroke

Thomas Jeffery, 63, prominent Randolph county farmer, died at his home two miles northeast of Winchester Wednesday evening following a paralytic stroke suffered in Winchester Wednesday afternoon.

He was a member of the White River church and the Masonic lodge at Winchester.

He is survived by the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Cox of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. V. F. Needler of Winchester, and Mrs. John Kennedy of Farmland; one brother, Mont Jeffery of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home to the residence this evening where friends may call. The body will lie in state at the home until one hour before the funeral.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker chapel in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Heart Attack Fatal to Edward Jerome.

Edward Jerome, 57, prominent farmer died suddenly following a heart attack at his home four miles southwest of Union City on state highway 32, at 5:45 o'clock Wednesday evening.

Mr. Jerome had spent his entire life on his farm, being born there on Dec. 8, 1886, the son of Darby and Ellen. He lived on the farm with his sister, Nellie. He attended the Harrisville school and was a member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church.

Besides the sister, he is survived by one brother, John, who resides on a farm southwest of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Mary's church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in charge of Rev. A Knoff. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery.

The body will be removed to the farm residence from the Brooks funeral home in Union City Friday morning at 10 o'clock where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Ellen W. McIntyre, 83, widow of the late James W. McIntyre, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Krauter, in Versailles, after a lingering illness. Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Krauter residence, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Mary Frances Alexander, 51, wife of Walter G. Alexander, died Tuesday afternoon in the Wayne hospital after a month's illness. She was a teacher in the Greenville schools for nine years. She was a member of the Episcopal church and several civic organizations. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, the mother, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home Friday at 3 p. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 9, 1944

Died -- Harry D. Pickering, 84, former salesman, died Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Hattie Fakle near Arcanum after a lingering illness. He formerly lived in Greenville. Surviving are a son and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Siler funeral home at West Manchester, Ohio, Saturday at 2 p. m., with burial in Memorial Park cemetery, Cincinnati.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 10, 1944

Clyde Ritchey Dies Following Short Illness.

Norman Clyde Ritchey, 51, died at the Randolph County hospital at 10:15 o'clock Thursday night following a short illness.

Besides the father, Robert, he is survived by five brothers, Clint, Berne and Guy, all of Winchester, Clair of Logansport, and Glenn of Muncie.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations and will be returned to the home of the father, 422 North East street, where friends may call after 6 o'clock Friday evening.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 11, 1944

Died - Alonzo F. Lehman, 80, retired farmer, died Thursday night at his home in Greenville after an illness of four months. He formerly lived in York and Monroe townships and was a member of the Beamsville Christian church. Surviving are the widow, one son and one brother. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2 p. m., with burial in the Brock cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 26, 1963 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Peter Lehman (b. Darke Co., OH) and Leah Lanich (b. Montgomery Co., OH). His wife was Lela Lehman; son was V. G. Lehman of Columbus, OH, and his brother was Neal Lehman of Versailles, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 11, 1944

Died - Adam C. Stocker, 69, president of the Darke County Livestock Co-operative Association and a director of the Miami Valley Co-operative Milk Producers' Association died Thursday night at his home three miles east of Greenville after a lingering illness. He was an active member of the Farm Bureau and was a leader in agricultural affairs. He was a member of the Greenville Presbyterian Church and I.O.O.F. Lodge. Surviving are the widow, two sons, three daughters, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2 p. m., with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 11, 1944

Died - Samuel S. Gibson dropped dead from heart attack at his farm home two miles northeast of Rossburg Tuesday evening on his 66th birthday anniversary. He was feeding livestock and collapsed in the barn lot where he was found by his wife. Other survivors include a son and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia Friday afternoon, with burial in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Funeral Services For Emma Jones to be Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jones, 51, who passed away at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond Saturday morning, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester, in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris and Rev. George Addington. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Jones had been ill for several weeks. Besides the husband, Isaac, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. William J. Wright of Newell, W. Va., and three brothers, Ira, Floyd and Raymond Hart, all of St. Marys, W. Va.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Mrs. Harrison Reaches End of Long Journey.

Mrs. Frances B. Miller-Harrison of 316 North Plum street in Union City, who had passed her 85th milestone on Feb. 10, succumbed to 10 weeks of illness from apoplexy at the Union City hospital at 8:40 p. m. Saturday. She had been in declining health for several months, and on the afternoon of Dec. 31 she collapsed in the lobby of the post office.

Mrs. Harrison, then Miss Frances Miller, came to Union City from Greenville 40 years ago and was married to Harvey Alexander Harrison, well known teacher, minister, real estate and insurance man, who died in February, 1918. During her life in Union City she made many friends who, with relatives, deeply lament her passing.

She was a faithful and devoted member of the Christian Church, always attending services when her health permitted. She was also a valued member of the Monday Afternoon Reading Club.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cassius Oldfather, of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, C. H. Miller, of Dunkirk, Ind.; two nieces, Mrs. Josie Glander of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Mrs. Raymond Thompson of Greenville; two nephews, Lester Pierson of Greenville and Carl Pierson of Richmond; two step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hiatt and Mrs. Irvin Stump, and step-son, W. E. Harrison, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p. m., with Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Short Illness Fatal to Glenn Miller.

Glenn L. Miller, 46, died at the Randolph County hospital this morning at 2 o'clock. Mr. Miller had been seriously ill for ten days. Mr. Miller was employed as office manager in the foundry division of the Overmyer Mould company.

He is survived by the widow, Miriam, two sons, Cadet James Miller of Muncie, and Robert, at home; one sister, Mrs. Vora Fetta, four miles northwest of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral for burial preparations and where friends may call after 7 o'clock Monday evening. The body will lie in state at the Friends church from 1:30 until 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Friends church in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Emma Miller Dies Following Long Illness.

Emma Katherine Miller, 54, passed away at her home southeast of Lynn Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock following an illness of several months.

She is survived by the husband, Clarence P.; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Jones of Adrion, Mich.; two sons, Roland, at home, and Robert of near Fountain City; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan Thurston of Williamsburg and Mrs. William Knollenberge of Richmond; and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence southeast of Lynn where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hopewell church in charge of Rev. Mable Green. Interment will be in the Willow Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Impressive Services For Mrs. R. Fullerton.

A large group of relatives and friends gathered at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Friday afternoon in final tribute to Mrs. Roy Fullerton. Representing the group were the Christian Church, Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary, of which organizations Mrs. Fullerton had been a member; also officials and employes of the Union City Body Co. with which Mr. Fullerton has been connected since coming to Union City 25 years ago. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful.

The services were in charge of Rev. W. W. Wilson of the Christian Church, who read several comforting passages of scripture and spoke fittingly upon the text, "In my Father's house are many mansions.: He closed the impressive services with the reading of Mrs. Fullerton's favorite hymn, "In The Garden," and with prayer.

At the conclusion of the rites at the funeral home interment was made in the Union City cemetery, with the following acting as pallbearers: Clarence Hill, Clarence Bothast, A. A. Allie, Lucian Summers, Don Jefferis and Don Silvers.

The following from out of the city were in attendance: Mrs. Ted Ingraham, daughter of Mrs. Fullerton, and husband, of Eagle, Mich.; C. F. Fullerton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Lee Fullerton of Coldwater, Mich., brothers of Mr. Fullerton; Mrs. Molly Mosbaugh, Mrs. Ella Booth, Mrs. Val Underwood, Mrs. Mareta Rollins and Mrs. Ruth Comstock, all of Noblesville and Arcadia, Ind.; Mrs. Florence Bowman of Decatur, Ind.; Mrs. Irene Burk of Chicago; and Mrs. Ruby Maines of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Moulton Funeral.

Funeral services for William G. Moulton, former school teacher and mail carrier at Parker, Ind., who died at the Ball Hospital in Muncie, were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Parker, with burial in Lisbon cemetery northwest of Union City. He was well known in and around Union City among teachers, mail carriers and member of fraternal orders. He was the last charter member of the Parker Masonic lodge and Saratoga I.O.O.F. Lodge. His sister, Mrs. Margaret Moulton-Berry, formerly taught the No. 10 and other district schools near Union City. Mr. Moulton is survived by two daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 13, 1944

Killed In Action.

Corp. Paul A. York, 24, son of the late Major Paul York of Greenville, has been killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, according to word received by the grandfather, George York, of Greenville, and the mother, Mrs. Ernest Dykeman, of Dayton. No details have been learned. Corp. York, who enlisted before Pearl Harbor, served in the Marine Corps. Besides the mother and grandfather the wife survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 14, 1944

Died - Frank Brown, 76, former carpenter and lumber yard employe in Greenville, died Sunday in Columbus. Surviving are the widow and a daughter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Greenville United Brethren Church, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 14, 1944

Died - Charles F. Coppock, former Greenville resident, teller at the Winters National Bank in Greenville for the past 15 years, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton Saturday after a brief illness. Surviving are the widow, a son, a sister, and the parents. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Dayton, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in West Milton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 14, 1944

Died - Funeral services for La Jeanne Rolfe, four-months-old daughter of Corp. and Mrs. Duane Rolfe, of Greenville, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with burial in the Greenville cemetery. The father is stationed at an army air field at Decatur, Ill.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 14, 1943 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Duane Rolf (b. Palestine, OH) and Betty Lou Arnett (b. Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 15, 1944

Services For Eliza Lafferty To Be Thursday.

Funeral services for Miss Eliza Lafferty, 71, of Winchester, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Winchester Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in charge of Father Joseph C. Adler. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Miss Lafferty had been ill for several months and had been a patient at the Randolph County hospital since Jan. 21, 1944. She was born in Winchester on Aug. 27, 1872, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (McDonald) Lafferty. She was employed at the old W. E. Miller company in Winchester for twenty-five years and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The late Ella McDonald was a niece, with whom she formerly made her home.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and was removed to the residence, 518 North Main street, Wednesday afternoon where friends may call.

[Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 20, 1944] Will of Eliza Lafferty Filed With Clerk Of Randolph Circuit Court.

The will of Eliza Laffety has been filed for probate with the clerk of Randolph circuit court. The following sums were left to the cousins - $500 to Nellie Wallace McCann, Charleston, W. Va.; $500 to Emma Dean Chester of Jacksonville, Fla.; $500 to Mary McDonald O'Connell of Toledo, O.; $500 to Joseph W. McDonald of Indianapolis; $200 to Nick L. Wallace of Muncie; $100 to Anna Lois Dull of Muncie and $50 to Joseph McDonald of Ft. Wayne. The sum of $100 was left to St. Joseph's Catholic church in Winchester.

All residue of the estate both real and personal is to be divided in equal shares between the counins, Nellie Wallace McCann, Mary McDonald O'Connell and Joseph W. McDonald.

Joseph W. McDonald was named executor of the will which was filed Aug. 28, 1943.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 15, 1944

Services Held For Accident Victim.

Funeral services for Robert Eugene Brewer, son of Mr. And Mrs. David Brewer of one-half mile north of Beamsville, who was instantly killed Saturday midnight when his car skidded into a tree two miles south of Bradford, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Circle Hill Christian Church, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery. Brewer was on his way home from Covington where he was employed by the Westerville Creamery Co. plant. He was alone in his car. His skull was fractured in the crash.

The Brewer family had recently moved from Pleasant Hill to Beamsville. The accident victim had attended the Pleasant Hill school and was a member of the Greenville Motorcycle club. Surviving are the parents, two brothers, a sister, a a grandmother.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 18, 1924 in Miami Co., OH, the son of David W. Brewer (b. Darke Co., OH) and Pearl Brumbaugh (b. Miami Co., OH.) He was killed in Newberry Twp., Miami Co. and was single. His occupation was given as trucker.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 15, 1944

Rev. C. E. Hiatt 'Dies In Harness' As Was His Wish.

In fulfillment of his oft-expressed wish that he might "die in the harness," Rev. Charles E. Hiatt, one of the best known Friends ministers in eastern Indiana and western Ohio, peacefully closed his life of 81 years and his ministry of 54 years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Hiatt, at 314 Oak street in Union City Tuesday at 7:15 p. m. On Feb. 6 he was in the pulpit of his last charge at Raysville near Knightstown, Ind.

Charles E. Hiatt, son of Calvin and Elizabeth (Hiatt) Hiatt, was born in Miami County, Ind., near Peru, April 13, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. He attended the district school and the academy at Amboy. When a youth he helped his father at the carpenter trade and assisted in building many houses in Amboy. He was graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, and while a college student he was minister of the Friends Church at Centerville. His next charge was Winchester where he served eight years, during which time the present church was built. He then served six years at Muncie and during his pastorate there the present Friends Memorial church was built. After two years at the Friends Church at Marion, Ind., he became pastor of the Friends Church at Long Beach, Cal. From 1910-

11. Returning to Marion he served six more years during which time the present church was erected.

He then moved to his farm four and one-half miles east of Winchester where he resided from 1918 to 1940, moving in the latter year to Hagerstown. He was pastor of the Friends Church in Dayton for the next four years, and for 11 years was General Superintendent of the Indiana Yearly Meeting. When he thought he was no longer physically able to serve as pastor of the larger city churches he became pastor at Farmland for three years, then at Jericho and Bear Creek Churches for two years, then alternated between the Kennard and Lewisville Churches, closing his long pastorate at Raysville. Only failing health caused him to cease his activities in his chosen profession. In addition to his pulpit work Rev. Hiatt performed a large number of marriage ceremonies and officiated at several hund

red funerals. In both his pulpit and pastoral work he was outstanding and eminently successful, and his services were always in demand at special meetings.

On Aug. 23, 1888, Rev. Hiatt was married to Miss Hannah Bergman of Portland, Ind., who died Sept. 16, 1928. She was the daughter of Harvey and Alice Bergman, well known evangelists. On June 16, 1935, he was married to Mrs. Bertha White Hiatt of Knightstown, who survives, with one daughter, Mrs. Ray Hiatt of Union City; one son, Murray Hiatt, of New York City; one brother, N. W. Hiatt of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Rev. Hiatt will be held at the Friends Church in Winchester Friday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Dr. H. N. Wright, President of City College of New York; Rev. Aaron Napier, pastor of the Friends Church of Winchester, and Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Friends Church at Mooresville, Ind. Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester. Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester after 7 o'clock this evening. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 to 2:30 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 15, 1944

Mrs. Stanley Dies Following Long Illness.

Mrs. James S. Stanley, 76, passed away at her home in Winchester Tuesday night following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dan Gunckel of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. A. S. Hartman of Fresno, Cal.; three sons, Eston, Robert and Merrell, all of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Howe of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Dora Robinson of Corning, Kan.; three brothers, O. A. Teegarden, Clyde B. Teegarden, and Elmer N. Teegarden, all of Winchester; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and where friends may call after noon Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at the Winchester Friends church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 16, 1944

Former Teacher Dies At Los Angeles, Cal.

Darke county relatives of Ralph W. Hiestand, 53, a disabled veteran of World War I, have received word of his death, which occurred Monday at Los Angeles, Calif.

Several years ago, the deceased was a teacher in public schools of Darke county and was a member of the Ansonia Masonic lodge. Later he was coordinator of schools at Youngstown.

He spent twelve years in the Navy as a chief machinist's mate, three years of which he was assigned to submarine service.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Laura Neal Hiestand; four brothers, Ernest and Orville Hiestand, of New Weston, and Paul and Harold Hiestand, both of Rossburg, and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Brewer, Ansonia.

Funeral services and burial are planned in California but no definite arrangements have been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 16, 1944

Brother Of Winchester Man Found In River.

Ernest Harold Jones, 36 years old, of Lynn, was found dead in the Whitewater river near the Doran bridge near Richmond Tuesday afternoon, apparently the victim of drowning.

Richmond police said the body was found by Andrew Reece, 17 years old, and Robert Day, 14, both of 408 North Third street, Richmond, who were in the river bottom hunting for wood as material for bows and arrows. Jones had been dead for some time, police said.

The body indicated that Jones had fallen from the top of the bank and drowned probably after having been knocked unconscious by the fall.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Omer Platt of Hollansburg, Mrs. Fred Moore of near Winchester, and Miss Florence Jones of Elkhart; six brothers, James T., Homer V., and Paul of Lynn, Herbert R. of Lafayette, Lester of the U. S. army, and Everett of Winchester; and three half brothers, Clem Jones of Washington state, John Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., and Elzie Jones of Reno, Nev.

[The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 16, 1944

Darke County Death.

Orle G. Irelan, 57, former resident of Hollansburg, died at New Castle following an extended illness. Three sisters and one brother survive Funeral services wsere held Wednesday afternoon at the Hollansburg Christian church, with burial in the Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 17, 1944

John M. Beverly Dies Suddenly At Home Near Lynn.

John M. Beverly, 70, of near Lynn, passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are the widow, Jennie L. (Louie); two daughters, Mrs. Edna Frayer and Mrs. Nellie Jenkins, both of Hamilton; three sons, Frank of near Lynn, Howard of Richmond, and Carl of Huntington Park, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Maude Hinshaw of Lynn; two brothers, George of Lynn and Daily of near Lynn; and two grandchildren.

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

[Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Monday at the residence in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne. Interment was made in the Spartanburg Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 17, 1944

Rhoda Current Dies Thursday At Hospital.

Mrs. Rhoda E. Current, 93, widow of George Current of Farmland, died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.

She was the mother of the late Dr. O. E. Current of Farmland. Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Esther Curent.

Funeral services will be held at the residence in Farmland Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. Sylvester Billheimer officiating.

Burial will be in the Strong cemetery. Friends may call at the home after Friday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 17, 1944

Services For H. H. Allen To Be Saturday.

Funeral services for Harvey H. Allen, 67, who died at the St. Joseph hospital in Ft. Wayne will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bear Creek Friends church in charge of Rev. Fred Smith. The body will lie in state at the church one hour preceding the services.

Surviving are the wife, India; three children Miss Martha Allen of Ft. Wayne, Paul Edward of Madison, Wis., and Charles of Farmland; one brother, Fred, Elgin, Ill.; and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Tucker, Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Mary Johnson of near Farmland.

The body will be removed to the home of Charles Allen in Farmland where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 17, 1944

Elizabeth Van Pelt Dies At Nursing Home In Richmond.

Elizabeth Ann Van Pelt, 86, widow of William Van Pelt of Farmland, died at the Gaines nursing home in Richmond Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock following an illness of three years.

She is survived by one son, Frank Miller; and two brothers, Norman and Orval Wood, both of Farmland.

Burial will be in the Woodland cemetery. Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 18, 1944

Lineman Dies Suddenly.

Arthur Boyer, 52, well known telephone lineman, died at 3 a. m. today from heart attack at his home in Greenville. He was formerly employed as lineman on the Union City telephone lines, and has helped out frequently in later years in time of emergency. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Frank E. Hart of Union City. The body is at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville, but plans for the final services have not been completed. Surviving are the widow, Frieda, and a son, Carl, who is in the Navy.

Monday, March 20. - Funeral services for Arthur Boyer, 51, service man for the Ohio Telephone Service Co. of Greenville for 27 years, and former lineman on the Union City telephone lines, who died suddenly from heart attack at his home at 302 North Main street in Greenville early Saturday morning, will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. C. C. Wessel of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Boyer residence till 10 a. m. Tuesday.

Mr. Boyer, who was a native and lifelong resident of Greenville, had been at his usual work Friday afternoon. He was a member of the Moose lodge which will hold its lodge of sorrow at the home at 8 o'clock this evening. Surviving him are his widow, Frieda; a son, Karl, radio mechanic in the U. S. Navy now stationed at Chicago; and a sister, Mrs. John Mullin, of Indianapolis.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Arthur Everett Boyer was born July 29, 1892, the son of Francis C. Boyer and Sarah Ann King.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 18, 1944

Robert Addington Dies At Hospital; Funeral Sunday.

Funeral services for Robert Cox Addington, 98, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital Friday afternoon, will be held at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

He is survived by a granddaughter, Miss Rowena Pursley of Winchester, with whom he recently made his home, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home at anytime.

Mr. Addington was a retired farmer and was a lifelong resident of Randolph county formerly living near Maxville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 18, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary E. Stryker, 86, died Wednesday at the of her daughter, Mrs. Belle Kester, at Arcanum, after a lingering illness. Surviving besides the daughter are three sons, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral serices were held Friday afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum, with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 16, 1857 at Laura, OH, the daughter of Harley Jones and Rachel Hunt (both b. Laura, OH. She was buried in Pleasnt Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 20, 1944

Dora Addington Dies Suddenly At Home Of Son.

Mrs. Dora Addington, 81, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Gilvie, near Farmland.

She is survived by two sons, Clessie and Glivie, both of near Farmland; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Starbuck of near Winchester; three brothers, Burley Faegans of Anderson, Ottus Faegans of Farmland, and Jeff Love of Muncie; and one sister Mrs. Pearl Powell of Muncie.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence southeast of Farmland where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Maxville chapel with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 20, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Fred Fine, Sr., 72, well known Covington, Ohio, farmer and stock buyer in Darke and Miami counties, were held Saturday afternoon in the Christian Church at Covington, with burial in Highland cemetery. He was stricken with coronary thrombosis while riding in an auto with a friend collecting money from neighbors with which to buy flowers for a neighbor who had died. Surviving are the widow, three sons, two daughters, one sister, one brother, and several grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 20, 1944

Died - Jesse Beck, 87, retired farmer, died suddenly Saturday morning from a heart attack at the home of his son, Cletus, one-half mile south of Castine. He was a lifelong resident of the Castine community. Surviving besides the son is a daughter. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Congregational Christian Church in West Manchester, with burial in Ware's Chapel cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 20, 1944

Died - Clifford Banks, 66, an invalid for several years, died at his home in New Madison Friday afternoon. A sister is the only immediate survivor. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records, New Madison, OH state that George Clifford Banks was born Oct. 17, 1878 at New Madison, the son of James Banks (b. New Madison, OH) and Catherine Noggle (b. Eaton, OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 21, 1944

Mrs. Frank East Dies Suddenly At Home In Selma.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank East, 66, of Selma, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Selma United Brethren church in charge of Rev. T. A. Garriott of New Castle and Rev. E. R. Schwarts of Selma. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery.

Mrs. East passed away suddenly Monday night at her home in Selma. She is survived by the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Layden Leeks of Parker, and Mrs. Russel Ross of Selma; two sons, Bern of Fortville, and Noel of Selma; two sisters, Mrs. William Hammers and Mrs. Hattie Perry, both of Parker; and three grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 21, 1944

Services For Mrs. Lola Kelch To Be Wednesday.

Services for Mrs. Lola Robbins Kelch, a former Winchester resident who passed away at the home of a cousin in Indianapolis Sunday, will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Winchester Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Services will be held in Indianapolis Wednesday morning after which the body will be brought to Winchester.

Mrs. Kelch was hostess at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at De Pauw university for sixteen years. When residing in Winchester she made her home with Mr. And Mrs. M. Earl Robbins and has lived in Indianapolis since her resent retirement. There are no immediate survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

Former Resident Of Union City Dies In Detroit.

Mrs. Amy McConnell, 53, former Union City resident, died at 4 p. m. Sunday at a receiving hospital in Detroit as the result of an attack of apoplexy while down town on Saturday evening. She had been a resident of Detroit for the past 10 years, coming there from Toledo. She had been in ill health for several months.

Mrs. McConnell was born in Darke County, Ohio, May 4, 1890, the daughter of Joseph W. and Finetta Shilt-Schell. The family lived for several years at West Union west of Union City and at other places near Union City. She was married to Arthur B. Longnecker and later to John McConnell. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Boyd Gunckel, of West Oak street in Union City; three sons, Charles Estel Longnecker of Detroit, Raymond Longnecker of the U. S. Army Air Corps in England. Other survivors include six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Abel of Dayton and Mrs. Russell Wolf of Winchester; and one brother, James Schell, of Logansport, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Friday at 1:30 p. m., with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be at Ithaca, Darke County, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

John Carroll Dies.

John Carroll, 83, well known second hand store proprietor in Union City, died at the Union City hospital at 7 a. m. Today after several months of declining health and a week of serious illness. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Further information including funeral plans is not available pending the return of a brother, William Carroll, from Warren, Ohio.

Thursday, March 23 - Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Union City Saturday at 9 a. m., with Rev. A. Knoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call at the Brooks funeral home.

Mr. Carroll was born in Greenville 84 years ago. He was the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Fling-Carroll, both of whom were born in Ireland. He came to Union City about 50 years ago and was engaged in business with his father, and later by himself. His last business was the second hand store at State Line and Oak streets. For several years he was an employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. He conducted his business personally until the last few days of his final illness.

Mr. Carroll never married, and lived alone above his store. He was a devout and faithful member of St. Mary's Church, attending services with a regularity with which only ill health was able to interfere. He made two trips to Ireland to visit relatives. Surviving him are one brother, William T. Carroll; three nephews and one niece, all of Warren, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

Died - Miss Margaret S. Bridge, 56, former teacher in the Greenville schools, died Friday at Los Angeles, Cal. For several years she was dean of girls at the state teachers' college at Spearfish, S. D. Interment will take place at Franklin, Ohio, but funeral plans have not been announced.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Harriet Decker, 68, wife of George Decker, owner of the Greenville-Piqua bus line, died suddenly from heart attack Saturday night in her apartment in Greenville. Surviving besides the husband are eight daughters, one son, 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a brother. Funeral services were held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

Died - Edward Downey, 72, retired oil driller, died Sunday afternoon at the High Rest Home at Wakefield after an extended illness. He was born and reared in Washington Township southeast of Union City. Surviving are a sister and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles Edward Downey was born April 27, 1871 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George W. Downey (b. Greene Co., OH) and Mary Jane Hendrickson (b. Darke Co., OH). He was widowed.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 22, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Perry Grise, 80, farmer of near Bradford (OH), were held Monday with burial in the Harris Creek cemetery. The widow, one daughter and four sons survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 23, 1944

Former Resident Dies At Home In Van Wert, Ohio.

Funeral services for Allen Ralston, a former Winchester resident, who died following a heart attack at his home in Van Wert, Ohio, Tuesday evening, will be held in Van Wert, Ohio, Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Graveside services will be held at the Fletcher cemetery in Fletcher, Ohio. Mr. Ralston had operated a gas station in Van Wert.

Surviving are three brothers, Harry and Harold, both of Winchester, and George of Union City; and one sister, Mrs. Joe White of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 23, 1944

Services For Edward Grooms To Be Friday.

Funeral services for Edward Grooms, 77, retired farmer and former caretaker at the Methodist church in Farmland, who passed away Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Farmland Methodist church with Rev. Marion King and Rev. Dwight Nysewander officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Sarah; one son, Forrest R., of Chicago; and one brother, Hamilton, of St. James, Ohio.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence in Farmland where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 23, 1944

Mrs. Reeser Dies.

Mrs. Anna Louella Reeser, 47, wife of Henry E. Reeser, of Greenville, Rural Route 4, died Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after an illness of four months. A daughter of the late Philip and Susan Lear-Huber, she was a native of Darke County and was an active member of the Anchor Grange. She was a war worker at the plant of the Hobart Manufacturing Co. in Greenville.

She is survived by her husband who formerly lived on the Stoner farm east of Union City; a foster son [Jack Neville], a step-mother, and six sisters [one being Mrs. Mae Smith]. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 29, 1898 in Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 23, 1944

Arthur Mosier Dies At Home In Ridgeville.

Arthur Leroy Mosier, 59, field superintendent for the Kraft Cheese company in this district, passed away at his home in Ridgeville Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.

He is survived by the widow, Goldie, two sons, Branson, with the Army in Hawthorne, Cal., and Lt. David, with the army in Virginia; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Lindley of route 1 Union City; one sister, Mrs. Willard Barrett of Ridgeville; and three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middlleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence in Ridgeville Thursday morning, where friends may call.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 24, 1944

William S. White Real Estate Man Dies In Richmond.

William S. White, 67, well known real estate man of Richmond and a former business man in Union City, died at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond at 8 a. m. today following an illness of two weeks from coronary thrombosis.

He was born at Ogden, Henry County, Ind., June 3, 1876, the son of Joseph and Martha Hodgin-White. He was reared in Henry County and after his marriage in Indianapolis to Miss Laura B. Fee he lived at Lawrence, near the present site of Ft. Benjamin Harrison where he was electrician at the traction powerhouse.

Abour 35 years ago Mr. White came to Union City and continued his work as electrician. For several years he was agent for the Dayton and Muncie Traction Co. He then entered the real estate business with the late J. H. Clifton. Fifteen years ago he went to Richmond to engage in the real estate business, and with the late Edward Wright of Greenville had charge of the construction of the new Wright Addition in the west part of Richmond. At the time of his death he was a member of the Richmond Property Corporation and was known as one of the successful real estate men of Richmond. Following the death of his wife in 1932 Mr. White lived alone on South Seventh street in Richmond. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Rosenbush of Union City and Mrs. Russel Payne of Winchester; two sons, Lt-Col. Harold R. White of New Orleans, and Vearl White of Richmond; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Lane and Mrs. Ella Showalter of Lewisville, Ind.; and one brother, LaVerne White, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the Stegall funeral home in Richmond Monday afternoon with grave side services and burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 27, 1944

Services For Bertha Wright Held Sunday.

Services for Mrs. Bertha A. Wright, 62, who passed away at her home eight miles southwest of Farmland Friday night at 8 o'clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

She is survived by the husband, Bert E.; four daughters, Mrs. Devon Leeka and Mrs. Harry Raines, both of near Farmland, and Mrs. Glen Stapleton and Mrs. Robert Galbreath, both of Fort Wayne; one son, Robert of Farmland; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Hunt of Farmland and Mrs. Rosetta Bond of Ft. Wayne; four brothers, Rollie Wright of Ft. Ville, Ottie Wright of Lynn, Eddie Wright of Farmland, and Noah Wright of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 27, 1944

William A. Smith Dies Sunday; Funeral Tuesday.

Funeral services for William A. Smith, 66, who passed away at the home of a sister, Mrs. Charles Bowman, 335 East Washington street, Winchester, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Death followed a short illness. Mr. Smith was a native of Randolph county having been born in Union City. He lived in Canada for several years after which he returned to Winchester and has been proprietor of the W. A. Smith coal yard for several years.

He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mary Chenoweth, Mrs. Agnes Bowman, Mrs. Alice Davis and Mrs. Blanche Gard, all of Winchester.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester at anytime. The body will lie in state at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until 2 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 27, 1944

Funeral Services For Mrs. Grubbs Held Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna May Grubbs, 68, who passed away at her home in Modoc Saturday morning at 1:30 o'clock, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Modoc Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Lyle Green assisted by Evert Baker. Interment will be in the Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Grubbs had been ill for a long time. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Keener and Mrs. Mary Harvey, both of Connersville; three sons, Glen of Portland, J. O. of Winchester route 4, and Ernest of Cambridge City; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Roston of Indianapolis; and six brothers, James Watkins, David Watkins, Don Watkins and Charles Watkins, all of Muncie and Garfield and C. B. Watkins of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the residence in Modoc from the Reynard funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 27, 1944

Services For Thomas Tobin Held Sunday.

Services for Thomas Tobin, 47, who died at his home in Muncie Friday night at 9 o'clock, were held Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Elm Ridge church in Muncie in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

He is survived by the wife, Nellie, a former resident of Farmland; the mother, Mrs. Ida Tobin of Lexington, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. Luch Meagher, also of Lexington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 28, 1944

Died - Mrs. Dianna Hoeffer, 89, widow of the late Rev. C. W. Hoeffer, died Friday evening at her home in Palestine after a lingering illness. She had lived her life in Darke and Randolph counties. Surviving her are one son, one daughter, five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Palestine Church of Christ Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 28, 1944

Died - William C. Martindale, 81, of north of Verona, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Kress, near Pitsburg, after a long illness. Surviving are the widow, four daughters, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Polk Grove Church east of West Milton, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 28, 1944

Reported Killed

A report has come to Union City that John Evans, son of Bruce Evans, of Richmond, has been killed in Italy. No details have been learned. John Evans, after the death of his mother, the former Miss Ethel Boggs, lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Boggs, south of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 29, 1944

Long Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. H. Mackey.

Mrs. Lillie May Mackey, 72, wife of Henry Mackey, died at her home at 710 North Union street in Union City at 6:45 this morning following several months of ill health and several weeks of serious illness.

She was born near Coletown, Darke County, Ohio, April 22, 1871, the daughter of Frank and Louise Scholl-Paulus. She spent nearly all of her life in or near Union City, attending the Bennet district school northeast of the city and the Union City, Ohio school.

Mrs. Mackey was active in the religious and fraternal life of the community, having membership in the United Brethren Church and the Ladies of the Golden Eagle, Maccabees and Daughters of Pocahontas. She enjoyed a large circle of friends.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Mackey, to whom she was married in Union City in 1891. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Adams, of Detroit; a granddaughter, Betty Jean; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Denniston, of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Friday at 2 p. m., with Rev. R. B Ditmyer of the United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after Thursday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 29, 1944

Former Union City Resident Dies At Logansport.

Word came to Union City Monday of the death of a former resident, James Schell, at his home in Logansport, Ind. He was an uncle of Mrs. Boyd Gunckel of West Oak street, Union City. Funeral services for his sister, Mrs. Amy Schell-McConnell, of Detroit, were held in Union City Friday afternoon, and were attended by his daughter, Miss Mary Schell.

James Henry Schell, 59, veteran Pennsylvania Railroad telegraph operator, died Sunday midnight at his home at 1919 North street in Logansport, Ind., after an illness of three weeks. He was a former resident of Darke County, born at Verona, and living several years in the Beamsville community and Union City. He was the son of Joseph and Finetta Schilt-Schell and was married to Rosa Nusbaum on March 24, 1906

In 1907 he entered the service of the Pennsylvania as an operator. He was promoted to power man in 1918, serving in that capacity till 1932. For several years he has been telegraph operator at the Race tower, Logansport. He was a member of the Veteran Employes' Association of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Surviving are the widow, Rosa; four daughter, Miss Mary Schell, Mrs. Clarence Hipsher and Mrs. Arthur Grether of Logansport, and Miss Betty Schell of Indianapolis; three sons, Pvt. Vernon Schell of Camp Haan, Cal.; Capt. Herman Schell of the U. S. Army overseas, and S-1-C Ralph Schell with the U. S. Navy in Italian waters. Surviving also are eight grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Abel of Dayton and Mrs. Russell Wolf of Winchester. Mrs. Boyd Gunckel of Union City is a niece. Another sister, Mrs. Amy McConnell was buried last Friday afternoon following funeral services in Union City.

The body of Mr. Schell was brought from Logansport to Pikeville east of Union City Thursday at 3:15 p. m. and will be taken to the Stocker funeral home at Greenville where relatives and friends may call until the hour of the funeral services there which will be 10 a. m. Friday, with Rev. C. C. Wessel of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Greenville officiating. Burial will follow in the Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 29, 1944

Died - Oscar A. Preston, 65, died suddenly from heart attack Sunday at his home in Bradford. He was employed in defense work at the Lear-Avia Co. at Piqua. Surviving are the widow, two sons, two daughters, and four brothers. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 10 a. m., with burial in Harris Creek cemetery. A brother from Tacoma, Wash. is on his way to Bradford to attend the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Millard Moon Dies Wednesday; Funeral Friday.

Millard F. Moon, 86, died at the home of his son, Herman of near Farmland at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday. Mr. Moon was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Hopewell church with Rev. Harry Jones and Rev. George Addington officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of the son at 3 p. m. today.

Mr. Moon is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chester Thornburg of near Farmland; one son, Herman; five sisters, Mrs. John Jackson of Farmland, Mrs. George French, Mrs. William French and Mrs. Alma Ziegler, all of near Farmland and Miss Elizabeth Moon of Washington Court House, Ohio; and one brother, Thomas Moon of near Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Died - Jess W. Batten, 67, operator of a transfer business in Greenville for nearly 50 years, died suddenly from heart attack at 8:15 a. m. Wednesday while hauling a load of freight from the Hobart Manufacturing Co. plant to the Cincinnati Northern Railway depot. Batten was stricken when his truck was in front of the Christian Church on West Fifth street. The truck went up over the curb and struck a tree. Batten was taken to the Wayne hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Batten, who lived at 601 East Water street, had lived in Greenville since he was two years old. He is survived by his widow, one son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. The body was taken to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home pending word from relatives.

[Funeral services held at the Greenville Church of Christ Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiating. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Mary C. Bruns, 83, widow of John Bruns, who died at her far home two miles north of Osgood Monday evening, were held Thursday morning at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at Osgood, with burial in St. Martin's cemetery. Two sons survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Amos Carpenter, who died Monday night at the home of a son, Harvey, near West Liberty, were held at Springfield Thursday with burial near Palestine. Three sons and two daughters survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Died - Mrs. Mary Shafer, 88, died Monday at the Dayton State hospital where she was a patient for 63 years. She is survived by a sister in Greenville and a brother in Canada. Funeral services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Wednesday afternoon, with burial at Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state she was born April 6, 1855 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Landis (b. Darke Co., OH) and Elizabeth Stutsman (b. Montgomery Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 31, 1944

Memorial Services For Donald Smiley To Be Held Sunday.

Memorial services for Pfc. Donald H. Smiley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smiley of Redkey, will be conducted at the Redkey Methodist church of Sunday at 2 p. m. Pfc. Smiley died following injuries received in action in Italy. Rev. E. S. McKee of Redkey and Mars. Harold Mohler of Dunkirk will be in charge of the service. The American Legion of Dunkirk will also assist with the services.

Besides the parents Pfc. Smiley is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Michael Johnson of Dunkirk, Mrs. Winford Hamilton, of Dunkirk, Catharine and Wilma Smiley of Redkey; three brothers, Bernard Smiley in the army chemical division and medical detachment in Italy, Harry Smiley of Ridgeville and Melvin Smiley of Redkey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 1, 1944

Died - Van B. Wilcox, 52, farmer of Liberty Township, dropped dead at 9:15 a. m. Thursday in a barn adjoining the home of a neighbor, Dale Williams, one mile north of Glen Karn. A farm hand carried Wilcox into the Williams residence, but all efforts to revive him failed. Heart attack is given as the cause of death. Surviving are the widow, four sons, five daughters, one grandchild, one brother and two sisters. The body was removed to the Miller Funeral home in Greenville pending word from two sons in the armed forces.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state he was born May 7, 1891 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Percival Wilcox and Clara Thomas (both b. Darke Co., OH). His wife was Ethel Wilcox. Survived by four sons, Chief Petty Officer Myron Wilcox of Australia, Petty Officer 3C Millard Wilcox, of Oceania, VA., James and Carol at home; five daughters, Mrs. Chauncy Slick, Mrs. Richard Black, Mrs. Phil Williams, Imogene and Martha Lee at home, 1 grandchild, one brother, George Wilcox of Camden, MI, two sisters, Mrs. Keith Canan, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Will Noll, Greenville, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 1, 1944

Died - Mrs. Clara Marker, 57, wife of William Marker, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday at her home at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., following major surgery. Formerly Miss Clara Manning, she was born near New Weston, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Besides the husband she leave a daughter, Mrs. Lester Parsons, and two granddaughters of Belle Glade, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. L. B. Jones, of Burketteville, and two brothers, Fred Manning of New Weston and Perry Manning of Ft. Recovery. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at Fairview church near New Weston, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.

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

Tragic Accident Claims Mrs. Florence D. Hill On Highway Near Celina.

On her 51st birthday anniversary Mrs. Florence D. Hill of ___ West Pearl street in Union City, met instant death at 7 o'clock Sunday evening at the intersection of highways 29 and 49 seven miles west of Celina, Ohio, when the car which she was driving collided with a truck containing 22 Mexican laborers. Mrs. Hill was pinned beneath her overturned car. Her neighbor, Mrs. Guy McIntyre, of 1220 West Pearl street in Union City, received serious cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries. She was taken to the Gibbons hospital in Celina where she was to have an X-ray examination this morning.

The two women had driven to Celina Saturday morning and had been visiting relatives of Mrs. Hill during the two days. Of the 22 Mexicans who were on their way to work in beet fields at Fremont, Ohio, nine were injured, seven of them being taken to the Otis hospital and two to the Gibbons hospital in Celina. Both the Hill car and the truck were badly damaged.

Mrs. Hill, whose tragic death has greatly shocked the Union City community, was born near Celina April 2, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shively. She was reared in the Celina community, and was married there on Feb. 7, 1935, to Walter Hill of Union City, who died on Feb. 27, 1943. While living in Celina she was a member of the Church of God. Upon coming to Union City eight years ago she became a member of the Methodist church in which she was active and faithful until her death, serving as president of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She was president also of the Research club, and a member of the Sally Ann sewing club and Union City Home Economics club. In all of these organizations she was an active, valued member, and her loss will be deeply felt in each.

While Mr. Hill was living and engaged in the real estate and insurance business, Mrs. Hill assisted him. Since his death she was employed for a time at the Warren Store. Several weeks ago she secured employment in the Union City Body Co. plant where she was happy in her work, she said, she felt she was contributing to the war effort.

Mrs. Hill is survived by three brothers, Ernest, Walter and Melvin Shively of Celina and community; two sisters, Mrs. Chloe Young of Lima, Ohio. Surviving also are a multitude of friends in the Celina and Union City communities to whom her death comes as a deep personal loss.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of God in Celina Wednesday at 2 p. m., with burial in a cemetery there. The body will be taken Tuesday from the Dick and Son funeral home in Celina to the home of the brother, Ernest Shively, five and one-half miles northwest of Celina, where Union City friends and other friends may call

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

Omer Ross Dies At Indianapolis Hospital Sunday.

Funeral services for Omer Ross, 70, retired head of the Ross Merchantile company of Modoc, who died Sunday night at the St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Modoc Nazarene church with Rev. Virgil Hunt in charge. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Ross had been in failing health for some time. Surviving are the widow, Sarah E.; one daughter, Mrs. Katharine Kemm of Verona, W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Jordon and Mrs. Bessie Swain of Modoc and Mrs. Nettie Hutchins, of Muncie; one brother, Willis Ross of Muncie, and one granddaughter.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparations and where friends may call.

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

Darke County Woman Stricken At Auction.

Greenville, April 3 - Stricken suddenly ill at four p. m. Friday while attending an auction of household goods in Greenville, Mrs. Fannie A. Eley, 67, died six hours later at Wayne hospital. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke.

The deceased, wife of George M. Eley, resided on Greenville R. R. 2.

A daughter of the late Henry and Malinda Royer, she was born near New Madison and was a charter member and Past Matron of the Eastern Star chapter in the neighboring town.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Edward, who is supervisor of public schools at New Orleans, La., and Staff Sgt. Sherla Eley, of Dyersburg, Tenn.; four grandchildren; a brother, Sylvanus Royer, of Sarasota, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Folkerth, Greenville.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Fannie Arretta Eley was born March 28, 1877 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry J. Royer (b. Darke Co., OH) and Malinda Hamilton.]

[Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Miller funeral home, with burial at Ft. Jefferson cemetery.]

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Rossburg.

John Sanders, 87, well known retired farmer of the Rossburg community northeast of Union City, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning at his home after five years of failing health.

He was a lifelong resident of the community, and was the last surviving member of the family of Hamilton and Jane Sanders. In addition to general farming he raised a large amount of garden truck. He was a member of the church at Brock, Ohio.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; two sons, Delbert of South Howard street in Union City, and Harvey of Rossburg; four daughter, Mrs. George Smith of Eaton, Ind., Mrs. Opal Drake of Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Norman Husted of Coletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Allen Mendenhall of Rossburg. Besides these there are 18 grandchildren, and many friends.

Plans for the funeral services are not complete, but burial will be at the Shook cemetery near North Star, Ohio.

[Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Shook's Chapel with burial following in the Shook cemetery.]

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

Martha Davisson Claimed By Death At 6 A. M. Today.

Miss Martha Davisson, 63, passed away near Winchester at 6 o'clock this morning following a lingering illness.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ida Thornburg of near Farmland; one brother, William Davisson of near Winchester; two half brothers, U. N. Davisson of near Winchester; and S. S. Davisson of Farmland; and one half sister, Mrs. Eliza (Lyde) Puckett of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment will be at the Buena Vista cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Chicago.

Services for Mrs. Russel (Sarah) Edwards, a former Winchester resident, who passed away in Chicago, Ill., Saturday will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Fountain Park.

Mrs. Edwards had been residing in Chicago with her son, Leo.

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

Services For Eli Johnson Were Held Sunday.

Funeral services for Eli Johnson, 84, who died Friday evening at his home near Winchester will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Winchester. Services will be in charge of Rev. Lloyd Wilson, assisted by Rev. Ed Howell. Burial will be in Jericho cemetery.

Mr. Johnson had been in poor health for the past year. He was born Feb. 7, 1860, son of Eleven Johnson and Anna Baldwin Johnson of Holt county Missouri. He had lived in Randolph county most of his life and at his present home for the past 32 years. He was an active member of the Friends New Dunkirk church. He was married to Delana H. Cox, March 31, 1883. He died at the very hour and on the same day of his marriage 61 years ago.

Survivors besides the widow, Delana, are three sons, Herschel of Muncie, Marion L. of Jackson, Mich., and Ira of New Castle; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Thompson of Winchester and Mrs. Rosa Dixon of Muncie; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Former Resident Dies In Muncie.

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Morris, daughter of Charles Kayser of Muncie and former Winchester resident, were conducted at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Avondale Methodist church in Muncie, with the Rev. A. W. Pugh officiating.

Mrs. Morris died at her home in Muncie Thursday evening. The body will be removed from the Meeks mortuary to the home, where friends may call after two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

Leota King Dies After Several Weeks Illness.

Mrs. Leota King, 65, of Winchester, died at 11:25 p. m. Friday at the Union City hospital. She had been ill several weeks. The body was removed to the Summers mortuary in Winchester where the funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Voicenett, of Columbus, Ohio.

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

Heart Attack Fatal To Rossburg Veteran.

Paul Heistand, 47, veteran of the first world war, whose home was near Rossburg, died Saturday afternoon at the Gibbons hospital in Celina after a week of illness from heart trouble. He became a patient at the hospital Saturday morning. He served in the U. S. Navy during 1917 and '18 and was a member of the American Legion. He was a lifelong resident of Darke County.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Brewer, of near Ansonia; three brothers, Harold of Rossburg, Ernest and Orville of New Weston. Ralph Hiestand who died in California March 13 was a brother.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Heistand U. B. church near Rossburg, with burial in the Webster cemetery.

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

Louis Moody Dies Suddenly In Flint.

Louis Moody, 62, husband of the former Miss Anna Short of Union City, died suddenly Tuesday morning while on his way to work in the offices of the Chevrolet Motor Co. in Flint, Mich. He and Miss Short were married in Union City and had lived at Anderson and Shelbyville, Ind., before going to Flint. He had held a responsible position with the Chevrolet Co. for several years. He was a member of the Catholic church, Elks and Eagles lodges, and other organizations.

Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mary Frances, of Flint, and two sons, John, of Flint, and William who is an inspector at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. There are two grandchildren and one brother, John C. Short and Daniel Short of Union City are brothers-in-law; Mrs. James L. Burke and Mrs. Dan Cotter are nieces by marriage, and Cully Short is a nephew by marriage. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Short, Daniel Short and Mrs. Dan Cotter left Union City Tuesday night to attend the funeral services at 3:30 Thursday afternoon which, because of Holy Week, will be held at the Moody residence in Flint, with burial there.

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

Died - Mrs. Mae Warvel, 70, wife of John H. Warvel, died suddenly Monday at her home at 8:30 on East Main street, Greenville. She had attended Sunday school and church services at the First Christian church Sunday. She was a native of Pikeville and was a life-long resident of Darke County, living in Greenville since 1903. Surviving besides her husband are one sister and three bothers including Roy Beanblossom of Union City. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian church in Greenville Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 16, 1873 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Enos Beanblossom and Anna Eliza Sipple (both b. in Darke Co., OH) She was survived by her husband, one sister, Daisy Marker of Greenville, OH; three brothers, Ora Beanblossom of Pikeville, OH, Ray Beanblossom of Union City and Earl Beanblossom of Versailles, OH.]

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

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Martin, 84, of Webster, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Harvey, south of Versailles, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Webster Methodist church, with burial in the mausoleum at Versailles. Besides the son, two grandchildren survive.

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

Train Kills Father In Sight Of His Home.

Charles Bingham, 34, father of five small children, was instantly killed at 9:35 a. m. Tuesday when his auto was struck by an eastbound Pennsylvania freight train at a rural crossing within sight of his home one mile south of Weaver's Station, in Darke County. It is thought that Bingham, who was a section hand, failed to see the approaching train because of the falling snow. A fractured skull and broken neck were the cause of death. The Bingham family had lived near Weaver's Station since coming from Knox County, Ky., last November.

Surviving are the widow, three sons, two daughters; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bingham, of near Palestine; six brothers and two sisters. The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 7, 1910 in Knox Co., KY, the son of Milton L. Bingham and Polly Gray (both b. Knox Co., KY) His wife was Myrtle Bingham. The funeral was held on Friday with burial in the Palestine cemetery.]

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

Myrtle Martin Dies Today At Home In Lynn.

Myrtle May Martin, 58, passed away at her home in Lynn at 10:10 a. m. today after an illness of long duration.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton; one son, Charlie of Lynn; one daughter, Mrs. Claribel Manning of Lynn; one grandchild, Patricia Martin; six sisters, Mrs. Laura Rowe of Eaton, O., Mrs. Lydia Rayl of Bentonville; Mrs. Letitia Bond of Newberry, Mich., Mrs. Eva Glover of Lynn, Mrs. Dollie Rusk of Centerville and Mrs. Hazel Jennings of Richmond; and two brothers, Christopher of West Manchester, O. and Earl of Bluffton.

The funeral arrangements are to be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Walter Greek, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Interment was made in the New Liberty Cemetery.]

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

Death Claims Carl Cook; Funeral Friday.

Services for Carl Cook, 28, who passed away at the home of his aunt, Mrs. George Driscoll, of near Farmland Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Lutheran church at Ridgeville. Interment will be in the Ridgeville cemetery.

Mr. Cook had been ill for some time. He was a former resident of Portland.

Surviving are his father, Robert, of near Farmland; four sisters, Mrs. Clyde Mock and Mrs. Earl Kober both of Portland; Mrs. Robert Kendall of Marion, and Mrs. Frances Page of Redkey.

The body was returned to the home of the aunt from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

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

Mother Of Winchester Man Dies In Muncie.

Funeral rites for Mrs. Sarepta O. Bunsold, 73, widow of Samuel B. Bunsold, Muncie, mother of Theodore Bunsold, 815 Richmond street this city, who died at 9 o'clock Monday morning at her home, 703 West Adams street, following a long illness were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Meeks mortuary with Dr. J. Marion Smith in charge. Burial was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Paul K. Bunsold of Muncie and Theodore H. Bunsold of Winchester; two grandchildren, Eddie K. Bunsold and Rita Sue Bunsold, both of Winchester, and one brother, Earl Roberts of Allegan, Mich.

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

Died - Mrs. Pearl North, 56, former Arcanum resident, died Monday at the home of a daughter near Salem, Ohio. Surviving are the husband, Arthur; four daughters, three sons, her father, one sister, and 24 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Hoffman funeral home at Arcanum, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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

Died -- Earl Stryker, 58, of Dayton, who formerly operated a farm near Arcanum, died suddenly from heart attack Monday afternoon while visiting at the home of a sister, Mrs. Belle Kester, in Arcanum. Just three weeks before his mother, Mrs. Mary Stryker, died at the Kester home. Surviving are the widow, two sons, one daughter, a brother and a sister. The body was taken to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum pending word from the sons.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that Henry Earl Stryker was born Jan. 8, 1886 in Franklin Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Edward Ellsworth Stryker (b. New Jersey) and Mary Jones (b. Laura, OH). Burial was made at Pleasant Hill cemetery (no date given.)]

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

Died - Waveline Kelch, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelch of two miles north of Osgood, died Wednesday morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Clara Wilson, at Versailles, after two months of illness. Surviving are the parents, a brother, a twin sister and two other sisters, and four grandparents. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church in Osgood Monday morning.

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

Died - Charles A. Dille, 80, who was formerly engaged in the tobacco business at Ansonia with Tom Winbigler, died Wednesday at his home in Dayton after an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, corner of Far Hills and Schantz Avenues, in Dayton, at 10 a. m. Friday, with burial at Dayton.

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

Died - Robert Parker, 62 rural mail carrier at Arcanum for the past 33 years died Tuesday at his home after a lingering illness. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville.

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

Devoted Mother Loses Battle Will Ill Health.

After six years of gallant battle with ill health, including many weeks of critical illness during which she displayed rare patience and fortitude, Mrs. Albert Williamson gave up the long contest at her home four miles south of Union City at 1:45 Thursday afternoon, and went peacefully to rest.

Formerly Miss Myrtle Clara Frazier, daughter of Abner and Isabell Bolton-Frazier, she was born Sept. 5, 1888, south of Union City within sight of her own home of later years. Within a short distance of her birthplace she lived her entire life of 55 years, seven months and one day.

She attended the No. 5 district school, known as the Gullett or Bickel school, where she was graduated from the eighth grade. On May 9, 1908, she was married in Hillgrove, Ohio, to Albert J. Williamson who survives her, together with one son, Guy E. Williams, of near Union City and six daughters who live near Union City: Mrs. Floyd Harshman, Mrs. Max Ingle, Mrs. Glen Dagett, Mrs. Ralph Whitesel, Mrs. Robert Aukerman, and Miss Maxine Williamson. Others surviving are 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Kemp, of Union City; four brothers: Don E. Frazier of Union City, Oscar and Ernest Frazier of Kankakee, Ill., and Clarence Frazier of Henry, Ill.

Mrs. Williamson was for many years a leader in the activities of the community - civic, educational and religious. She was a valued member of the South Salem Church of Christ and two of its active auxiliary organizations, the Missionary Society and Ladies' Aid Society. She was likewise a valued member of the Wayne Home Economics club. For several years she was secretary-treasurer of the Old No. 9 School Reunion Association. In all of these organizations her intense interest and energy and her natural qualities of leadership combined to make her an outstanding member. To her children, grandchildren, other relatives and her host of friends, her life was one of unfailing encouragement and inspiration.

Funeral services for Mrs. Williamson will be held at the South Salem church Sunday at 3 p. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. The body was returned this afternoon from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Williamson home on Highway 227 south of the city where friends may call. The casket will not be opened at the church.

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

Clarence Bragg Dies.

Word came to Union City this morning of the death of Clarence Bragg at the hospital at New Castle, Ind., last night following an operation for gall bladder trouble. Mr. Bragg, who was a factory employe in Union City until he moved to New Castle about five years ago, married Miss Martha Nishwitz who formerly worked at the Harrison Co. plant in Union City. The family lived on West Elm street. Mr. Bragg was a brother-in-law of Don E. Frazier, Union City rural mail carrier. He was employed in a New Castle industry.

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

Restaurant Owner Dies In Ansonia Home.

William J. Boyer, 44, who had operated a restaurant in Ansonia for 24 years, died Friday morning at his home on South Main street after eight months of failing health. He was a lifelong resident of Darke County.

Surviving are the widow, Gladys; one daughter, Phyllis; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Boyer, of Stelvideo; eight brothers and sisters: Richard of North Star; Russel of West Milton; Pvt. Monroe Boyer in Italy; David of Ansonia; Mrs. Anna Miller of Flatrock, Mich.; Mrs. Rebecca Bayian of Piqua; Mrs. Hazel Amspaugh and Mrs. Geraldine Long of Ansonia.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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

William Blake Dies At Hillgrove Home.

William Blake, 78, whose farm adjoins Hillgrove on the north, died at his home about 9:00 o'clock Sunday evening, after several months of failing health. His wife, Anna, found him helpless in the yard and called for assistance. Several neighbors and persons going home from church responded. Mrs. Blake, who has been ill, was taken to the William Ludy home and the body of Mr. Blake was brought to the Brooks funeral home in Union City. Besides the widow a son, John, of California, and a sister in Middletown, Ohio survive.

A more complete sketch of Mr. Blake, together with the announcement of funeral plans will appear in tomorrow's newspaper.

April 11 - William H. Blake, 74, retired farmer, died at his home at the north edge of Hillgrove southeast of Union City Sunday at 7 p. m. after several months of declining health.

He was a native of Warren County, Ohio, the son of John B. and Mary Ann Martin-Blake, and was born March 21, 1870. He had lived on a small tract of land adjoining Hillgrove for many years. He was a member of the United Brethren church of Union City, and attended regularly until his health began to fail. He lived a quiet, reserved, but useful life, and had many friends.

On Aug. 30, 1890, he was married to Miss Anna Eyer in the Methodist parsonage at Greenville by Rev. J. W. Cassatt. Surviving him are the widow; one son, John R., of Laguna Beach, Cal; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy J. Davis, of Middletown, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City Thursday at 10 a. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer of the United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be at Springboro, Warren County, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Funeral Services For Calvin Addington Will Be Tuesday.

Funeral services for Calvin T. Addington, 81, who passed away Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Everett Gantz, Portland, Indiana, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Winchester Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Addington had been ill for some time. He was born and raised in Randolph county and had retired from farming. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and a member of the Masonic lodge at Winchester.

Besides the daughter, he is survived by one son, Everett Addington of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary until the time of the funeral and where friends may call.

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

Ella Mendenhall Dies Friday, Services Today.

Mrs. Ella Mendenhall, 79, widow of Addison Mendenhall of near Farmland, died in Muncie Friday at 7:30 p. m. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a. m. at Buena Vista with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland and friends may call there after noon Sunday. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for the services.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rufus Willis; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ted Brown of Muncie and one grandson, Donald Clevenger of Farmland.

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

Owner Of Fruit Farm Dies At New Madison.

E. C. (Poe) Downing, 76, who operated a fruit farm for more than 25 years, died Sunday night at his home four miles northwest of New Madison, Darke County, after a lingering illness. He is survived by one daughter, Ianthe Downing, at home; three sons, Ernest and Gilbert associated with their father in the fruit business, and Robert of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two brothers, Bland Downing of near Hollansburg, and Sam Downing of New Madison; one sister, Mrs. Vern Chenoweth, of Glen Karn.

Mr. Downing was known by many in the Union City community. He was a first cousin of Mrs. George Roush,, Union City teacher, and of the late J. J. Downing, Union City merchant. Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CWT), with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery, New Madison.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that Edgar Clifford (Poe) Downing was born March 8, 1868 near New Madison, the son of Robert Downing (b. near New Madison) and Laurinda White (b. OH)]

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

Stricken In Church At Easter Services.

Ollie Bell, 66, a building contractor of Beamsville, was stricken with a heart attack while attending Easter Sunday services in the Beamsville Christian church Sunday morning, and died at 4:10 p. m. at his home in Beamsville.

He was a son of the late William and Eliza Bell, and had spent his entire life in the Beamsville community. He was a member of the Beamsville Christian church. His widow, Elizabeth, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. (EWT) at the Beamsville Christian church with Rev. W. E. Souders officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery. Friends may call at the Bell residence.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles Oliver Bell was born Feb. 22, 1878 in Darke Co., OH, the son of William H. Bell (b. Darke Co., OH) and Eliza Keefauver.]

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

Dies At Hospital.

Mrs. Catherine Richter, 79, widow of the late Wesley Richter of near Rossburg, and sister of Peter Smith and Henry Smith of Union City, died Saturday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a year of illness. Other survivors include a foster daughter, Mrs. Luriene Strait, of near Rossburg, and several grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia. Funeral arrangements will be completed upon receipt of word from a grandson in the armed forces.

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

Died - Funeral services for Frank M. Longmaker, contractor, justice of the peace, mayor of Pleasant Hill, Ohio for 16 years and postmaster for eight years, were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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

Union City Native Dead.

Paul D. Wertz, 85, native of Union City and former resident of Greenville, died Saturday at his home in Ft. Smith, Ark. He formerly had a dry goods store in Greenville and later at Zanesville, Ohio. A daughter, Mrs. C. M. Sauerbrey, of Ft. Smith, is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon with Rev. C. W. Black of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records do not include this burial.]

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

Services Thursday.

The remains of Lt. Charles F. Heisman, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Heisman of Gettysburg, Darke County, who was killed in a plane crash in Canada Friday, were brought to Gettysburg Monday night. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Gettysburg Methodist church with Rev. Howard Houstholder officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at West Alexandria, Ohio.

Lt. Heisman was a cousin of Frank Early of near Jackson, Ohio, school and of L. M. Early of Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Early and son, Terry Lee, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Early called at the Heisman home at Gettysburg Tuesday night.

[He was a graduate of the Gettysburg high school with the class of 1939. He attended Miami University for three years before enlisting June 18, 1942. He was survived by his wife, Janet, who was living with relatives at Western Springs, Chicago.]

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

Died - George S. Deubner, 72, retired farmer, dropped dead Sunday at 3 p. m. on the sidewalk in front of the offices of the Ohio Telephone Service Co. on South Broadway in Greenville. Death came from a heart attack. Deubner, who lived at the Central Hotel in Greenville, was a lifelong resident of Darke County. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral services were held at the Zechar funeral home Tuesday afternoon with burial in St. Paul's cemetery at North Star.

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

Died - Johnson K. Albright, 69, an employe of the state highway department at Greenville for the last four years, died Sunday afternoon at his residence in Greenville after a lingering illness. He formerly operated a farm near Greenville. The widow and one son survive. Funeral services will be held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Died - Mrs. Clara May Myers, 63, formerly of Rossburg, died Saturday at her home in Dayton after an illness of two months. Surviving are the husband, two sons, one daughter; seven brothers and sisters including Harry Guitner, Mrs. Cora Michael and Mrs. Dora Gibbons of New Weston; and Mrs. Sadie McEowen of Rossburg. Funeral services were conducted at Shook's Chapel Tuesday afternoon.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records, Greenville, states she was born Sept. 14, 1880, the daughter of Henry Guitner (b. Hocking Co., OH) and Lucinda Black (b. Darke Co., OH) She was buried in the Shook cemetery.]

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

Greenville Flier Killed In Action.

Mr. and Mrs. Omal Ross of Greenville, Rural Route 2, have received the following message from the War Department:

"A report received from the German government through the International Red Cross states that your son, Staff Sgt. Harry C. Ross, who was previously reported missing in action, was killed in action on February 28, in European area. The Secretary of War extends his deepest sympathy."

Sgt. Ross was an aerial gunner of a Flying Fortress attached to the 8th U. S. Army Air Force in England. He had been overseas since the middle of November 1943, and had been recently awarded the Army Air Medal.

He was a member of the 1940 graduating class of the Greenville high school and was employed in the Crosley plant in Richmond when he entered the army on Jan. 13, 1943

Sgt. Ross is survived by his parents; three brothers, Pfc. Maurice Ross in England, and Robert and Marvin at home; four sisters, Mrs. William Delk and Mrs. John Garig of Greenville, Rural Route 2, Martha and Bevva at home.

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

Harold Brooks, Jr. Casualty In Italy.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Brooks of one mile northwest of Union City have received word that one of their grandsons, Harold Brooks, Jr., aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brooks, Sr., of Detroit, was killed in action in Italy on Feb. 29. The word came in the form of a message from the War Department to the parents in Detroit.

Harold, Jr., who entered the service in April, 1943, had visited his grandparents at Union City each year. His brother, Raymond, has recently arrived overseas. Another grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, George Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Brooks, of Detroit, is in the service in the United States. The parents, Harold and Claud Brooks, were born and reared north of Union City.

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

Former Resident Dead.

Harve Heckman of Union City has received word of the death of his brother, Adam, at Sulphur Springs, Ark. Mr. Heckman was born and reared in the Union City community but had been away for 40 years. He was a painter and decorator and will be remembered by older Union City residents.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; two sons, Harry and Theodore; three daughters, June, Maude and Frances, all in or near Sulphur Springs. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sarah Landis, of Detroit; three brothers, Harry (Henry) of Sulphur Springs, Dan of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Harve of Union City.

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

Services For J. B. Harding To Be Friday.

Funeral services for John B. Harding, 86, who passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Spencer, at Bethel early Wednesday morning, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bethel Christian church with Rev. Norval Campbell officiating. Interment will be in the Hollansburg, Ohio, cemetery.

Besides Mrs. Spencer, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Merl Coleman of Richmond and Mrs. Elmer Hill of Fountain City; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was the son of James and Polly (Brooks) Harding and was born at Palestine, Ohio. He had lived in the Bethel community for the past forty years.

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

Dies From Injuries.

George F. Hasty, 62, of Bradford, died Monday afternoon at the Piqua hospital from injuries received Saturday night when his auto was struck one mile west of Piqua by a car said to have been driven by Dale Barton, 16, also of Bradford. Hasty and David Bubeck, 63, of Bradford were on their way home from work at Piqua when car trouble developed. Hasty pulled his car to the side of the road and was looking under the hood when the Barton car crashed into the rear of the Hasty car. Bubeck is still in the hospital. Barton escaped injury.

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

James Eugene Helman, 41, formerly of Greenville, died at his home in Columbus, Ohio, Monday after a short illness. He was the son of the late Frank Helman, Greenville auto dealer, and was a graduate of the Greenville high school.

Surviving are the widow, Iretta; a son, Jack; the mother, Mrs. Frank Helman, of Elyria, Ohio; three brothers and one sister. Mr. Helman was a nephew of Mrs. Rolla Hindsley of Union City.

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

Mother Found Dead, Father Unconscious.

Mrs. Barney Harbaum, 81, was found in a field near her home along the Upper Somerville-West Elkton road in Preble County, Ohio, not far from Eaton at 7:30 a. m. Wednesday. A few minutes later her husband, 80, was found in serious condition from an attack of paralysis.

The belief is that when Mr. Harbaum became ill in the night Mrs. Harbaum started out in her night clothes to summon help from a son who lives on an adjoining farm. She evidently became confused and fell, ad died from exposure. She was found by the son who was making his regular morning trip delivering milk. Running into the house he found his father.

Survivors include two other sons and two daughters.

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

Mother Buried.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Frances Snyder, 90, mother of Roy Snyder, Union City plumber, were held at Washington Court House, Ohio, Friday afternoon, with burial in the City cemetery there. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Snyder left Thursday for Washington C. H.

Mrs. Snyder died Wednesday morning at her home in Washington C. H. where she had spent her life. She was the widow of James Snyder who died in 1927. She had not been in good health since a fall in 1928, but had frequently visited her son and family in Union City. She was a member of the Baptist church. Other surviving include a daughter, Mrs. Josie Dempsey, and another son, Fred Snyder, of Washington C. H., and seven grandchildren.

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

Funeral Services For Grace Gilbert Will Be Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Gilbert, 61, widow of Charles Gilbert, who died Friday morning at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis, will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Farmland Friends church in charge of Rev. Truman Whitaker. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Emma J. Pursley of Farmland; three daughters, Mrs. Levi Humbarger of Farmland, Mrs. Ford Longsdorf of San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. Lester Vickers of New Castle; one son, Cpl. Thomas Gilbert, serving in North Africa; one sister, Mrs. William A. Woods of Farmland; and one brother, Wilbur Pursley, also of Farmland.

The body will be taken to the church from the Thornburg mortuary one hour before the services.

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

Dies In Iowa.

Justice James M. Harris of Union City has received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John P. Harris, 69, at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, after nine weeks of illness from heart ailment. She had been in failing health for five years.

Mrs. Harris was formerly Miss Luella Belle Heathcock of Richmond, Ind., daughter of Charles and Marjorie Heathcock. She was married at her home on Aug. 23, 1893, to John P. Harris, who was reared in the Union City community where Mrs. Harris often visited. They have lived in Waterloo since 1912. Last August they celebrated their golden wedding at their home. Surviving besides the husband are four children: Frank L. of Charles City, Iowa; Edgar C. of Waterloo; Mrs. Opal L Allard of Los Angeles; and Olan J. of Waterloo. There are four grandchildren.

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

William Bogue Dies Friday; Funeral Sunday.

Funeral services for William Riley Bogue, 89, who died at the Randolph County hospital Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, will be held at the residence in Lynn with Rev. M. G. Long officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Carrol of Assaral, Kan.; one son, Herman, of Connersville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and will be removed to the residence in Lynn Saturday afternoon, where friends may call.

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

William F. Mills Dies Friday At County Hospital.

William Fay Mills, 40, of Farmland, died Friday night at the Randolph County hospital. He is survived by one daughter, Eileen; one sister, Miss Mary Hutchens; and one brother, Ray, all of Farmland.

The body was taken to the Thornburg mortuary and will be removed to the residence Saturday, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Farmland Christian church in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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

Died - John L. Keller, 75, Butler township farmer, died Friday morning at his home four miles southeast of New Madison. The cause of death was heart ailment. He was an active member of the Otterbein U. B. church and New Madison Grange. Surviving are the widow, four sons, three daughters, 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Otterbein church, with burial at Sommerville.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 28, 1869 near Sommerville, OH, the son of Henry Keller (b. Sommerville, OH) and Sarah Conarroe (b. Preble Co., OH).]

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

Died - Mary Frances Kreider, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kreider of one mile south of Red River in Franklin Township (Darke Co., OH), died Friday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after three days of illness from meningitis of the non-contagious type. She was a student in the third grade of the Franklin school and was at school last Monday. Surviving are the parents, one brother, one sister, two grandparents. The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Funeral plans are not complete.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 18, 1935 in Franklin Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Elmer Kreider and Mary Alice Lawrence (both b. Darke Co., OH. Grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kreider; brother was Staff Sgt. David W. Kreider; and sister was Irene Kreider. She was buried in Newcomer's cemetery, Darke Co., on Monday.]

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

Former Resident Dies At Piqua, Ohio.

Mrs. Lilly Linting, 75, wife of Harry Linting, formerly of Greenville and Union City, died at 7 p. m. Friday at the Houchman Rest Home in Piqua after a lingering illness.

She is survived by the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Townsend of Union City and Mrs. Opal Meier of Piqua; one son, Russell, of Detroit; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Groven funeral home in Piqua, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.

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

Died - Chester W. Fletcher, 53, veteran of the first world war, died Friday night at his home in Greenville after 10 weeks of illness. He had been employed for many years by the Banner Lumber Co., in Greenville. He had served with the U. S. coast artillery and with the A. E. F. in France. Surviving are the widow, two step-sons, a step-daughter, five step-grandchildren and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Greenville Christian church Tuesday at 2 p. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Chester William Fletcher was born Sept. 18, 1890 in Greenville, OH, the son of William Fletcher and Cora Frank. His wife was Maud Fletcher.]

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

William B. Farr Dies At Home Near Winchester.

William B. Farr, 78, passed away at his home south of Winchester at 6:30 a. m. Saturday.

He is survived by one daughter, Ruby Farr, one aunt, Mrs. Will Huston, and one cousin, Mrs. Mae Shettle, all of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations and where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley, pastor of the Winchester Congregational Christian church. Burial will be in the Knox chapel cemetery north of Elwood.

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

Short Illness Is Fatal To Clyde Comer.

A serious illness of three weeks duration proved fatal today to Clyde Comer, 64, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital this morning at 3:30 o'clock.

He was born Aug. 4, 1880, the son of William and Alice (Switzer) Comer. He came to Randolph county in 1907. Preceding his illness he was employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge of Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Efley; three sons, William and Allen of Winchester and Charles of the U. S. army stationed in England; two daughters, Mrs. Glen Wolfe of Winchester, and Mrs. Merl Davis of Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Orville Crisler of Chicago; four grandchildren; five cousins. A cousin, Mrs. Runck of Oxford, is in Winchester at this time.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 19, 1944

Died - Mary Lillian Martini, 48, native of Greenville, died Friday at Sacaton, Ariz. The body will be cremated and the ashes will be brought to Greenville for interment, with the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in charge. Miss Martini had been connected with the U. S. Department of agriculture for several years, and had been conducting experiments in barley production in Arizona for the past two years. During the first world war she gained international renown as a member of Herbert Hoover's food commission in Europe. The mother, Mrs. Carie Martini, of Gainsville, Fla., is the only immediate survivor. [The remains were buried in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 19, 1944

Died - Orval L. Brandon, 66, former Greenville resident, died Monday at Indianapolis. Surviving are the widow and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Shirley Bros. Chapel in Indianapolis Thursday at 1:30 p. m., with burial in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

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

Darke County Death.

Grover C. Brumbaugh, 56, carpenter at Wright Field, Dayton, for the past two years, died Wednesday morning from heart attack in an ambulance while being removed from his home in Greenville to the Wayne hospital. He was thought to be recovering from injuries, including a broken ankle, received at Wright Field four months ago. Surviving are the widow, one son, one daughter, and five brothers. He was a member of East Zion Reformed church. The body was taken to the Zechar funeral home pending the completion of funeral plans.

[Funeral services were held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Greenville cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Effie Jones, 77, wife of Willis H. Jones, of New Weston, died Tuesday at Celina following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter, seven brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at New Weston Friday afternoon.

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

Darke County Death.

Hugh W. Norris, 62, who for 25 years had operated a saw mill on his farm near Greenville on Rural Route 2, died Tuesday afternoon at the Wayne hospital after a week of illness. He had spent his entire life on the same farm. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, two grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the East Zion church, with burial in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Lloyd Shaw Dies At Residence In Winchester.

Lloyd Shaw, 66, passed away at his home, 512 North Main street at 6:30 a. m. today, after an illness of several months duration. He was formerly a resident of Carlos City.

He is survived by the widow, Lola; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Henderson of Winchester; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Shirley and Bert of Los Angles, Calif.; and one step brother, Charles Austin of Altedean, Calif.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p. m. at the Carlos Christian church, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. The body was removed to the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation. The time when friends may call at the residence will be announced later.

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

Sleeping Sickness Claims Versailles Boy.

Donald Paul Groff, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Groff of one-half mile west of Versailles, died Wednesday afternoon after an illness of five months from encephalitis or sleeping sickness which, the attending physicians say, is non-contagious. The boy had been ill since December.

Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Rose Mary, at home, and two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gasson, of Versailles. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday (EWT) at St. Denis Catholic church in Versailles, with burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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

Died - William Otto Cromwell, 72, florist at Ithaca [Darke Co.] for 32 years, died Thursday at his home in that town after a long illness. Surviving are three sons, three daughters, 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the U. B. church at Ithaca with burial in the Ithaca cemetery.

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

Died - Emanuel Miller, 63, Greenville township school bus driver for the last seven years, died Friday morning at his home two miles west of Greenville after an extended illness. He was a member of Champion I. O. O. F. lodge. Surviving are the widow, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Monday at 2:30 (EWT) with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Emanuel Lewis Miller was born May 31, 1880 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Lewis C. Miller and Elizabeth Seitz (both b. Fairfield Co., OH). His wife was Bessie Miller; two brothers, Cletus Miller, Shelbyville, IN and James Miller, Richmond, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Isenberger, Wichita, KS, Mrs. Roll Mong, Greenville, OH and Mrs. Ora Beachley, Greenville, OH.]

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

Died - Mrs. Mary Allread Green, 72, former Darke County resident, died Wednesday night at her home in Columbus, O. She was the widow of William Green, retired Pennsylvania engineer, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Floyd Green, former mayor of Columbus; one daughter, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (CWT) at the Abbottsville church with interment in the church cemetery

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

Died - Mrs. Ida Amelia Swabb, 72, wife of George Swabb, died Thursday evening at her home near Poplar Ridge after an illness of three years. Surviving are the husband, one son and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Sunday at 2:30 (EWT) with burial at Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state she was born Sept. 21, 1871 in Mercer Co., OH, the daughter of John Fisher and mother not named. Her one son was Walter Swabb.]

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

Ansonia Farmer Attacks His Son, Shoots Himself.

Greenville, April 22. -- Edwin A. Brandon, 65-year-old Brown Township farmer, whom officer claim, tried to kill his invalid son, early Friday, is in a critical condition at Wayne hospital from the effects of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Brandon was admitted to the hospital shortly after 7 a. m. and is conceded but little chance to recover from a rifle wound in his forehead. He has been in a coma since the shooting. The Brandon farm is one mile east of Ansonia.

The son, Louis, 28 years old, who has been an invalid for several years, was in bed when the father entered his room. Sheriff Hartle states that only quick thinking saved his life.

He lunged from the bed and crawled beneath it before his father could open fire and when the father tried to move the bed the sounds awakened his mother, Bertha.

As she ran into the room the father wheeled and fled through a kitchen into an adjoining barnyard.

While the son locked the bedroom door, the mother ran out a front door to the home of a neighbor, John Beisner, from where the Sheriff's office was called.

When Sheriff Hartle and Deputy Pequignot reached the scene they found Brandon lying in the barnyard gravely wounded. The rifle charge had struck him almost in the exact center of the forehead and ripped through the top of his head. The gun was found by his side.

According to the officers, Mrs. Brandon stated that her husband's health had been failing for several months and that for the past week he had been "acting queer."

They further reported that during an examination of the house they found a note written by Brandon. The note is said to have revealed his suicide intentions stating that he couldn't stand it any longer.

Besides the invalid son, the Brandons have two other boys. One, Edwin, Jr., serves with American invasion forces in Italy, while the other, Donald, also resides on a farm in Brown Township.

Monday - Edward A. Brandon died Saturday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville. He never regained consciousness. He had been in failing health for an extended period, and his illness is thought to have unbalanced his mind. His wife was Bertha Brandon. Also surviving are one brother, Charles and a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Martin, who live at Versailles.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Beamsville Christian church with Rev. W. E. Souder officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery. Friends may call at the Brandon home.

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

Heart Attack Claims Life of Leo F. Weis.

Leo Francis Weis, 60, who made his home with his sister, Mrs. George Schles, at 624 Union street in Union City, died suddenly from heart attack while in the Lyons Pastime restaurant and poolroom at 306 Oak street, Union City, at 1 p. m. Friday.

Although a native of Mercer County, Ohio, he had lived nearly all of his life in Union City. His parents were John and Isabell Price-Weis, and the date of his birth was April 10, 1884. He attended the St. Mary's school in Union City.

Early in his young manhood he learned the trade of pressman, and was employed for about 15 years by the Union City Daily Times. For 25 years he was employed in the same capacity by the Harrison Company. In January 1942, he had an accident in which he lost several fingers of his right hand. He was unable to follow his trade after that time, and his ill health began at that time. He was a skilled pressman, faithful and dependable, and stood high in the esteem of his employes.

Mr. Weis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church where he was a regular attendant. Surviving him besides his sister are two brothers, Ralph of Troy, O., and A. B. Weisof Oak Park, Ill., and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church Monday at 9 a. m. with Rev. Acquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home from 4 p. m. Saturday to 10 a. m. Sunday, after which time they may call at the Schles home on Union street.

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

Death Claims Former Resident Of Near Union City.

Mrs. Thomas Tobin of Union City received word Saturday morning of the death of a cousin, William Osbury (Odd) Hetzler, 74, who passed away at his home in Pittsfield, Mass.

He formerly lived in the Waterhouse community northeast of Union City.

He is survived by three sons, one brother, Ad, of Greenville; and four sisters, including Mrs. Martha Stewart of Ridgeville.

The body will be brought to the Fraze mortuary in Union City Monday afternoon where services will be held at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

[The interment was made in the Union City cemetery per a published account on Apr. 27.]

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

John Hitchcock Dies Saturday; Funeral Monday.

John H. Hitchcock, 81, passed away at the home of his son, Perry, 12 miles southwest of Winchester, at 6:20 a. m. today, after a stroke and a serious illness of a month. He had lived in Winchester several years and was a farmer south of town.

He is survived by six sons, Perry of Farmland, Caroll of Muncie, Everett of Richmond, Frederick, of Bloomington, Col. Robinson Hitchcock of Indianapolis and Frank of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Emily Stonelick of Richmond, Mrs. Fauna Kearns of Mansfield, O., and Ophal Lenkensdofer of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sharach of New York and Mrs. Martha Gordon of Redkey; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker Mortuary in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase assisted by Rev. A. B. Thornburg. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 10 a. m. Sunday.

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

Versailles Girl Killed By Train.

Rose Ann Simon, seven year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Roy Simon of Versailles, was killed instantly at 4 p. m. Friday when she was struck by a fast east bound train at the Second street Big Four crossing in Versailles.

She was standing on the east bound track waiting for a freight train to pass on another track when she was struck by the train. She is survived by the parent and several brothers and sisters.

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

Died - Franklin McEldowney, 59-year-old farmer of three miles south of Versailles, died at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Dayton Wednesday afternoon following a major operation. He had been in ill health for several months. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, four sons, and six brothers. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. (CWT) Saturday at the Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Died - Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd F. Rote, former Greenville resident, who died at her home near Van Wert, Ohio, will be held Saturday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Van Wert. Mr. and Mrs. Rote formerly operated a cleaning establishment and the Oak restaurant in Greenville.

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

Died - Funeral services for Bobbie Miller, 15 months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Miller, former Bradford residents, will be held at Flat Rock, Mich., Saturday afternoon. The mother was formerly Miss Ann Boyer of Stelvideo, Darke county.

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

Chaplain Writes To Miss Wills About A Brother.

Miss Hazel Wills of Greenville Rural Route 1, has received a letter from Capt. Alfred T. Johnston, Protestant Chaplain with the North African Wing of the Air Transport Command regarding the burial of her brother, Pvt. Chester L. Wills, 46, of the U. S. Army Air Corps. Pvt. Wills, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wills of Greenville, Rural Route 1, has served in the U. S. Marine Corps in the first world war, 1917-1918.

While living at Detroit he enlisted in the Air Transport Command in June 1943. He completed his training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. No details of his death are known. He was last heard from of Feb. 9. Immediate survivors include a son, Floyd Leroy, of Detroit; six brothers, Carl, Edgar, Herbert, Glen and Lewis, all of Greenville, and Raymond of Covington; three other sisters, Mrs. Robert Armour of Greenville, Mrs. John Olwine and Mrs. Harry Christian of Dayton. Relatives and friends of Pvt. Wills live in the Union City community.

"Under a bright North African afternoon sun I buried your brother, Pvt. Chester L. Wills, in the American section of the community cemetery in this area. The soldiers and officers present at this service for their departed comrade stood respectfully at attention while the chaplain read the burial service, the last volleys as a salute were fired and taps played by the bugler. Your brother rests in a well-marked grave. A wooden cross painted white to which is attached an identification tag is the means of individual identity for the resting place. The site under continual care and supervision of an officer detailed to this assignment by the United States Army.

"Please accept the prayers of the chaplain on this, the loss of your brother. May God be with you to comfort you in your sorrow."

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

John W. Oliver Dies At Home Near Ansonia.

John W. Oliver, 71 well know farmer and lifelong resident of Brown Township, Darke County, died at his home five miles northwest of Ansonia Sunday at 7 a. m.

Surviving are the widow, Viola; one son, Lloyd, at home; two brothers, Ira of Dayton and George of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hartman of Dayton and Mrs. Dan Ketrow of Ansonia. Mrs. Edna Ritz of Union City is a niece of Mr. Oliver.

Plans for the funeral services have not been completed. Interment will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 23, 1873 in Jackson Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of John W. Oliver, Sr. and Minerva Moses.]

[Funeral services were held at the Teegarden church on Wednesday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. A Masonic lodge of sorrow was held at the Fisher-Becker funeral home.]

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

Friends Receive Word Of Death Of Former Resident.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Elsie Bowen MacDonald who passed away Friday evening in Pasadena, Calif., after an illness of several weeks. She was reared in Winchester and attended school here. Later she moved to Indianapolis and then to California. She had been a teacher and in the insurance business, but at the time of her death she was operating a hat shop in Pasadena.

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

Verdict Of Suicide Returned By Coroner.

Coroner G. W. Flory of Preble County, Ohio, has returned a verdict of suicide in the death of 14-year-old Clyde Dean Unger, seventh grade pupil in the Lewisburg school, who was found dead in his bedroom by his mother when she returned to her home in Lewisburg Friday morning from work in a Dayton defense plant. The boy had shot himself with a shotgun.

State highway patrolmen had stopped the Unger boy and four companions at the intersection of U. S. 40 and Highway 127 at 10:40 Thursday night and found that Unger was driving his mother's car without her consent and without a driver's license. The patrolmen told the boy to go home and that they would talk to his mother in Lewisburg on Saturday. The father of the boy is dead. Authorities believe the incident preyed upon his mind until he took his life.

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

W. G. Bishop Services At Home Wednesday.

W. G. Bishop, 74 year-old farmer of Greenville township and father of Mrs. J. J. Seibert of Union City, died at 11:30 a. m. Sunday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, from the effects of a heart attack suffered 10 days before. He was a lifelong resident of Greenville township and was active in the U. B. church.

Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Robert, of Greenville, Rural Route 1; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Frizell, of Chicago. The wife, Pearl Halderman Bishop, died in 1936.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Bishop residence one mile south of Greenville on the Ft. Jefferson road, with Rev. G. D. Letner and Rev. Joseph Henry officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that William Gribs Bishop was born March 14, 1870 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thompom Lo Bishop and Cynthan Dunham.]

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

John Anderson Of Lynn Dies At Riley Hospital.

Johnnie Dale Anderson, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Anderson of near Lynn passed away at the Riley Hospital in Indianapolis Sunday at 7:30 a. m.

He is survived besides the parents, by one sister, Angela Mae; three brothers, George, Thomas and David, all at home; and grandparents, Mrs. Elizabeth Vannetta of Lynn and Mrs. Larine Anderson of Richmond.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Lynn Apostolic church in charge of Rev. L. N. McFarland. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the parents east of Lynn after 9 a. m. Tuesday.

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

Funeral For Devan Kemper To Be Tuesday.

Funeral services for Devan H. Kemper, 79, retired farmer, who died Saturday at 6 p. m. in the Jay County hospital in Portland, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m., in the Salamonia Methodist church with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Kemper was born August 16, 1864 and was the son of William K. and Mary Kemper. He married Isabelle Rudy, who survives, on Oct. 2, 1898.

He is survived by the widow and several nephews and nieces. The body will be at the Williamson funeral home in Portland until the funeral.

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

Sarah White Dies At Son's Home Sunday.

Mrs. Sarah Lovina White, 70, wife of Frank White, died at 11:40 p. m. Sunday at the home of her son, Ralph, 702 North West street, Winchester.

He is survived by another son, Harry, also of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Mayfield, of Winchester; eight grandchildren; two brothers, John Cunningham, of Dunkirk and Addison Cunningham, of Upland and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Tharp of Redkey and Mrs. Emma Peck of Hartford City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the East street Congregational Christian church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in the Buckles cemetery in Dunkirk.

The body was taken to the Summers Funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Monday.

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

Illness Fatal To William Frick At Union City.

William Andrew Frick, 73, retired railroad employe, died at his home at 317 South Plum street in Union City Tuesday at 2 a. m. after an illness of two days from heart ailment.

He was a native of Mercer County, Ohio, coming to Union City 30 years ago. The date of his birth was Aug. 31, 1870. In 1897 he was married in Ft. Recovery, Ohio, to Sarah Keltle, who survives him, together with two daughters, Mrs. William Kinser of Dayton and Mrs. Roger Fisher of Winchester; three sons, Norval of Lebanon, Ind., Rural Route 2, now in the armed services, Kenneth of Indianapolis, and Glen who is at home. There are five grandchildren.

Until his retirement Mr. Frick was watchman at the Howard street railroad crossing. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and a regular attendant at the services. He also had membership in a railroad brotherhood.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home at 4 p. m. today to the Frick home where friends may call.

[Additional information from Obituary published May 1st. He was the son of Henry L and Sarah E. Frick and was the seventh of nine children. Six sisters and one brother preceded him in death. One brother, J. F. Frick of Van Wert, Ohio still survives. He was married to Elizabeth S. Kettle, Aug. 1896 in Ft. Recovery, Ohio. To this union was born 9 children of which are living: Adda S. Kinser of Dayton, Ohio, Glen G. of Union City, Morval F. of Lebanon, Ind., who is now in the service, Dortha Fisher, of Winchester, Ind., Kenneth V. of Indianapolis, Ind., 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.]

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

Services For Mary Hinshaw On Wednesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Etta Hinshaw, 70, who died at 2:30 p. m. Sunday will be Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Adam Flatter assisted by Rev. Lowell Nichols in charge. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call any time at the residence.

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

Services For Leander Driver On Wednesday.

Leander (Jack) Driver, 84, retired farmer, died Monday morning at the Randolph county home. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. May Fodera of Parker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland, in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

August Shultz, 80, formerly of near Woodington, was found dead in bed at the County Home Monday morning. Death was due to heart attack. There are no immediate survivors. The body was taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville. No funeral plans have been made.

[Miller Funeral Home Records has no entry for this death and burial.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Daisy Kaylor Byard, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday at her home in Columbus, Ohio, after a lingering illness. A native of Dawn, she was the widow of the late Leonard Byard who died six months ago. Two daughters, and a son survive. Funeral services were held at Columbus Tuesday afternoon, with interment there.

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

Services Held.

Funeral services for Devan H. Kemper, 79, retired farmer of nine miles north of Union City on the State Line, who died in the Jay County hospital at Portland Saturday night following a brief illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Salamonia Methodist church and were largely attended. Rev. H. G. Perry officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Isabelle Rudy Kemper, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kemper was one of the best known citizens of the community and for many years held the office of justice of the peace.

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

Mrs. Killian Dead.

Mrs. J. W. Killian, 87, mother of Mrs. William D. Morgan of 515 North State Line street, Union City, died at her home in Piqua, Ohio, at 9:30 Tuesday evening. She had frequently visited in Union City. Funeral services will be held at the Green street Methodist church in Piqua Saturday at 2 p. m. Friends may call at the home of a son, John Killian, at 1507 Nicklin street in Piqua.

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

Former Union City Resident Dies In Columbus.

Mrs. Clara Ludy, 84, former Union City resident, died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Golda Scott, in Columbus, Ohio. The body will be brought to the Brooks funeral home in Union City and funeral plans will be completed.

Other survivors besides Mrs. Scott, are another daughter, Mrs. Frank Eilelbarger of Union City; one son, Charles Strait of Brunswick, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Armstrong and Mrs. Joseph Wickersham, both of Union City.

[Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Brooks Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Byler of Columbus officiating. Burial was made in the Teegarden Cemetery.]

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

Charles Bretz Dies At His Home.

Charles Bretz, about 72 years of age, died at 6 a. m. Friday at his farm home near Versailles, Ohio.

He formerly lived near Harrisville west of Union City, moving later to a farm of his own northwest of Union City. While living there he frequently preached at Pleasant Hill church. About 17 years ago he moved to the farm near Versailles which has been his residence since that time. He was a member of the Congregational Christian church.

Surviving him are the widow, Nova; five sons, Seibert and Emerson of Winchester, Glen of Union City, Lawrence of Webster, Darke County, Ohio, and Kenneth of Bradford, Ohio. There are nine grandchildren; one brother, William Bretz of Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Etta Elliott, of Bradford.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday at 3 p. m. (EWT) with Rev. John A. Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Versailles cemetery.

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

Former Resident Of City Dies In Indianapolis

Relative in Winchester have received word of the death of Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Lovelle, a former resident of Winchester, who passed away in Indianapolis Thursday morning following a major operation.

Mrs. Lovelle was the daughter, of Mrs. Cora Minor who for several years operated the old Arrow confectionery in Winchester.

Services for Mrs. Lovelle will be held at the Montgomery funeral home, 1622 North Meridian street, Indianapolis, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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

Former resident Dead.

Mrs. Pearl B. Hughes, wife of Charles Huges, died Wednesday afternoon at her home near Dayton from heart attack. Until four years ago she was a resident of Greenville. Surviving besides the husband are three sons, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, and two brothers, Warren McClurg of Rossburg and James McClurg of Greenville. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Miller funeral home at West Milton, with burial in Riverside cemetery there.

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