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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 1, 1944

Physician Stricken In Detroit Hotel.

Funeral services for Dr. Charles T. Hunt of Dayton, who died suddenly Friday from heart attack in a hotel lobby in Detroit where he had gone to attend a meeting of the Mystic Shrine, were held at the Brown funeral home in Dayton Monday afternoon, with burial in the Greenville cemetery. Rev. Joe B. Henry, formerly of Greenville, now of Dayton, officiated.

Dr. Hunt was born near Ansonia, was a graduate of the Ansonia high school, and lived in that community till manhood. He was a graduate of the Cincinnati University medical school and had been a practicing physician for more than 35 years, first at Miamisburg and then in Dayton. He served in the U. S. Army medical corps in the first world war. Surviving are the widow, Grace Fry-Hunt; one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Allman, and a granddaughter, all of Dayton; one brother, Sanford Hunt, of near Ansonia. Dr. Hunt was well-known to many in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 1, 1944

Death Claims Long Service Of Charles Rape.

At 7:30 a. m. Sunday death came peacefully to Charles L. Rape, 75, at his home at 122 Division street in Union City where he had lived for a period of 50 years. He had been in declining health for more than a year, and had been ill for the past seven months.

He was born at Colburn, Ind., Sept. 14, 1868, the son of Uriah and Louise Rape. He came to Union City when a boy, and learned the trade of cabinetmaker. For 25 years he was employed at the Koontz Furniture Factory in Union City where he changed from cabinetmaker to steam engineer. For the next 25 years he was engineer at the J. A. Long Creamery and the Red 73 Creamery in Union City, retiring six years ago. Upon the completion of the new Elks Home he was employed as watchman, in which capacity he continued until ill health confined him to his home. As a workman he was skilled, industrious, faithful and dependable.

On May 15, 1890, he was married in Union City to Miss Clara Evelyn Ricker, a resident, who died April 28, 1937. From the shock caused by her death after a companionship of almost a half-century he was never able to recover. Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Dortha Mae, who shared the home with him; one son, Cecil M., of 629 Union street, Union City; two grandchildren; one brother, Otto Rape of Chicago; and a host of friends.

Outstanding in the life of Charles L. Rape was his long public service of nearly 50 years - possibly the longest in life of any resident of Union City since its founding. He served a term as mayor of Union City, Ohio. At one time he was city clerk, and for several years was a member of the council. He was a charter member of the fire department, served several years as chief, and was an honorary member at the time of his death.

But his longest tenure was that of member of the board of education - 24 years, one of the longest terms in the history of Ohio schools. Much of this time he served as president of the board. He helped to build two school building in Union City, Ohio, one in 1906 and the large addition in 1936. His sound judgment, public spirit, broadmindedness, courage, optimism, integrity and dependability made him valuable as a public official and caused him to hold the confidence of the people throughout his long period of public service.

Mr. Rape was a member of Lodge No. 1534, B. P. O. Elks, of Union City, which will hold its lodge of sorrow at the home at 7:30 this evening. He was a member of the Union City United Brethren church and served at one time as superintendent of the Sunday School. In that church his funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) with the pastor, Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body was returned this afternoon from the Fraze funeral home to the Rape home on Division street where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 2, 1944

H. A. Pierce Services Held At Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services for Henry A. Pierce, 75, retired farmer, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ora Elliott, east of Union City, were held at noon today at the May and Riffle funeral home in Ft. Recovery, O., with burial in the Wesley cemetery at Columbus.

Mr. Pierce lived in the Fort Recovery and North Dayton communities for 30 years. During most of the last six years he lived in the Elliott home east of Union City. Two years ago he had an attack of paralysis. A short time ago he had a second attack. He was a member of the Congregational-Christian church. His wife, Clara, died six years ago.

Surviving besides Mrs. Elliott are two other daughters, Mrs. Ray Cline of Piqua, Ohio and Mrs. Harold Harris of Middletown, Ohio; one son, Nelson Pierce, of Columbus; and a brother, Abe Pierce, of Ft. Recovery. There are 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 2, 1944

Everett Fenimore Dies Sunday At Home Here.

Everett John Fenimore, 56, passed away at his home, 228 Carl street at 7:30 a. m. Sunday. He is survived by the wife, Alma; seven daughters, Mrs. Louise Coddington and Mrs. Eva Baird of Winchester, Mrs. Sylvia McCartney of Muncie, Mrs. June Middaugh of Monroe, N. C., Avis, Nila and Shirley Fenimore, all at home; three sons, Richard Pingry, Verle Feminore and John Fenimore all of Winchester; the father, Auley Fenimore of Carlos and one sister, Mrs. Ruby Owens of Winchester.

The body was removed from the Summers funeral home after burial preparation and was taken to the family home, 229 Carl street Sunday evening where friends may call at any time.

Services will be at the Nazarene church in Winchester on Wednesday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Rollo Marsh assisted by Rev. N. B. Herrell. Burial will be at Weimer cemetery north of Saratoga.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1944

Mrs. Boyd Dies.

Mrs. Mary Boyd, 38, died at the home of her brother, Ray Collins, at 644 North Columbia street after an illness of two weeks. She was a native of New Castle, Ind, and had lived her life there and in Mt. Clemens, Mich. She had lived in Union City since Feb. 2.

Surviving besides Ray Collins are four other brothers: Ernest and Walter Collins of Detroit, Bert Collins of St. Clair, Mich., and Harold Collins of Noblesville, Ind. The body was taken today to the Davis funeral home in New Castle. Funeral plans have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 3, 1944

Died - Mrs. Sarah Drake, 86, formerly of Rossburg, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Faehl, at Piqua following an extended illness. Widow of Daniel Drake, she lived in the Rossburg community more than 40 years. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Anna Palb of Kingston, O., and Mrs. Bertha Fiddler of Columbus; two sons, Elmer of Piqua and Raymond of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Groven funeral home in Piqua, with burial in the Brock cemetery near Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 4, 1944

Devoted Mother Answers Call After Long Life.

At the age of 84 years Mrs. Isabelle Schricker closed her life of usefulness and devotion at her home at 739 West Hickory street in Union City at 10:30 p. m. Tuesday. He had been in declining health for several years and had been an invalid since her right hip was fractured in a fall two years ago.

Mrs. Schricker was born at West Milton, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1859, the daughter of Samuel and Martha Millette-Cochrane. In her youth she came to Union City, and in 1876 was married to Henry Schricker who for many years conducted a harness store on Oak street. Mrs. Schricker assisted in the work of the store and in the other activities of the family.

For several years the family lived in Kalamazoo, Mich., then in Cleveland and later in Detroit. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Schricker returned to Union City where Mr. Schricker died four years later. In her last years Mrs. Schricker helped to make a home for several of her grandchildren to whom, as to her seven children, she was always deeply devoted. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three sons: George, John and Forrest Schricker all of Union City; four daughters: Mrs. Ivy Swisher and Mrs. Adine Ely of Union City; Mrs. Mabel Tabb of Detroit; and Mrs. Bernice Johnson of Cleveland. Other surviving relatives include 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. Bert Cochran of Chicago and Will Cochran of Detroit.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home Friday at 2 p. m., with Rev. L. G. Kemmerle officiating. At the interment in the Union City cemetery five grandsons of the deceased will act as pallbearers; Robert Ely of Camp Reynolds, Pa., Richard Ely of Camp Atterbury, John Johnson of Camp Gordon, Ga., Raiford Swisher of Springfield, Ohio, William Ely, at home, and Charles Anderson, a nephew, of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 4, 1944

Wife Found Unconscious.

At the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2:30 p. m. funeral services will be held for Mrs. Frank Burk, 56, who died Tuesday from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered Monday morning while doing the weekly washing at her home at Tillman Ave. in Greenville. Upon returning from work Tuesday noon the husband found her unconscious on the kitchen floor. She died a short time later.

Daughter of the late David and Mary Feeser Netzley, Mrs. Burck was a native of Van Buren township, Darke County. Surviving besides the husband are a son, four daughters, 12 grandchildren, one brother, one half-brother and a sister. Mrs. Carmel Ross of Coletown, is a daughter. Burial will be at Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Clara Lucinda Burk was born June 16, 1887. Her son was Arthur Burk of Greenville, OH; her daughters, Mrs. Carmel Ross, Coletown, OH., Mrs. Ralph Brown, Bradford, OH., Mrs. Julian Thompson, Greenville, OH and Mrs. Ray Riblet, Bellefontaine, OH; one brother, Jesse Netzley of New York; one sister, Mrs. Charles Bucholtz of Michigan; one half-brother, Ira Netzley of Arcanum, OH.]

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

Died -- John H. Kniesly, 77, teacher in Darke County rural schools for 38 years, died Thursday morning at his home in Gettysburg after 18 months of declining health. He had served as village clerk for 30 years. Surviving are the widow, two sons, three daughters, one grandchild, three brothers, and three sisters. The body is at the Miller funeral home in Gettysburg. Funeral plans will not be made until word is received from the son in the Army Air Corps in Florida.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John Henry Kniesly was born Sept. 16, 1866 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Abraham Kniesly and Susan Etter (b. Darke Co., OH). His wife was Flora Kniesly. Funeral services were held at the Gettysburg Methodist church on Monday at 2 p. m. with burial in the Gettysburg Cemetery,]

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

Died - Alonzo Sherrick, 69, one of the few remaining general blacksmiths in Darke County, died Wednesday night at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton after two years of illness. His home and shop are located two miles west of Versailles. Surviving are the widow, one son, three daughters and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Versailles Sunday at 3 p. m., with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Died - Mrs. Mary F. Collins, 70, died suddenly Thursday morning at her home in Painter Creek from apoplexy. She had recently undergone a major operation. She is survived by one daughter, a brother, two sisters, a half-brother and two half-sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller Grove church Sunday at 3 p. m. , with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1944

Services For Mrs. Klinck To Be Sunday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. Klinck, 78, who passed away Wednesday at her home in Farmland, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock instead of Saturday afternoon as was erroneously announced in Friday evenings paper. The services will be held at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Winchester Methodist church.

Survivors are two sons, Walter E. of Los Angeles, Cal., and Thomas E. of near Winchester; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1944

Funeral Services Sunday.

Funeral services for Rev. Alvin V. Ritts, 46, pastor of the Arcanum Methodist church for the last six years, who died suddenly yesterday from heart attack, will be held at the Arcanum church Sunday at 3:30 p. m. (EWT). Several ministers of this community will attend. Rev. Ritts took part in the program of the Darke County Methodist Brotherhood held at the Jackson, Ohio, school building near this city on April 24.

Surviving are the widow, one son and two daughters, all at home; the parents, one brother and two sisters, of Kansas.

[The body was taken to Topeka, Kansas for burial.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1944

Died - Mrs. Pearl E. Zeller, 58, wife of George Zeller, died Thursday night at her home five miles northeast of Greenville after five months of ill health. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, one sister and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p. m. at the home, with burial in the Coppess cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 6, 1944

Eight Reported Killed.

The body of Lt. James Herbert Fletcher, 24, who was killed Wednesday in a plane crash near Charleston, S. C., will be brought to Greenville Monday morning and taken to the Miller funeral home. Plans for the final services have not been completed.

The accident victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fletcher of 744 Central Ave., in Greenville. Details of the accident have not been disclosed by army officials, but seven crew members are reported to have met death with Lt. Fletcher. Lt. Fletcher has served in the armed forces since October, 1940. He was the pilot of a b-24 Liberator bomber.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 8, 1920 in Butler Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Ray Fletcher and Goldie Henninger (both b. Darke Co., OH. Funeral services were held at St. John's Lutheran church east of Greenville. He was buried May 9th at Abbottsville Cemetery. He was survived by his parents, grandfather, John Fletcher, one brother, Billy and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Stephens of Gettysburg.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1944

Devoted Life Of Anna Livengood Closed By Death.

Following six years of ill health, and 16 months of serious illness during which time she had a fractured hip, Mrs. Anna Edith Livengood peacefully closed her life of 72 years at 7:30 last evening at the home of her son, Edwin T. Livengood, at 218 South Columbia street in Union City.

She was born two miles west of Union City July 27, 1871, the daughter of John and Nannie Carson-Bancroft. Later the family moved to the Voisinet farm one mile west of Union City. She attended the old No. 10 district school.

On Oct. 26, 1892, she was married to Albert C. Livengood who died April 27, 1942. The couple built the residence at 901 West Hickory street and lived there for 42 years. Deep devotion to her family was the outstanding characteristic of Mrs. Livengood's long and useful life. She was a member of the Christian church and Ladies' Aid Society, and was a regular attendant at services until ill health came.

Surviving, besides the son in this city, is another son, P. Homer Livengood, of Chicago. A third son, Claud, died at Middletown, Ohio, in 1936. Other survivors include a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Gullett, of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Summers, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home Tuesday at 4 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 7 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 8, 1944

Died - Mrs. Clara Olwine, 79, widow of E. E. Olwine, died Friday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Hudson, at 1020 Harrison Ave., in Greenville, after an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Darke County. Surviving besides the daughter are a son, three grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Monday at 10:30 a. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Clara Maud Olwine was born Dec. 5, 1864 at Castine, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Eli Harrison Fowble and Clara McGriff (both b. Darke Co., OH) Survived by one daughter, one son, Dale Olwine, Mt. Hope, W. Va.; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. General Young, Greenville, OH and Mrs. Abba Lucas, Celina, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 9, 1944

Martin Kelty Dead.

James Kelty of South street in Union City received word today that his brother, Martin Kelty, had died this morning at his home in Bellefontaine, Ohio, following an extended illness. Martin Kelty was born and reared in Union City, and was for many years employed as a boiler-maker in the Big Four shops at Bellefontaine. Surviving him are his widow and one son, Charles. John and Daniel Short of Union City are cousins. Mr. Kelty was a member of the Catholic church. Plans for the funeral services have not been completed.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Bellefontaine Catholic church with burial in the Catholic cemetery there.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Services For Mrs. Green To Be Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Ann Green, 92, widow of William Green, will be Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Carlos Christian church in charge of Rev. J. J. Biesiegel assisted by Rev. Clevenger. She died Tuesday at 9:30 p. m. at the home of her son, Harry Fulton, of near Carlos. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery, Fountain City. Friends may call at the home after noon Wednesday.

Besides the son she leave a grandson and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Young Life Taken By Rare Disease.

At 6 o'clock this morning the young life of Harold Lee Bagwell, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Bagwell, one mile north of Union City, came to an end after a gallant battle for life since March 10 against the rare and mysterious disease, lymphatic leukemia. He was a patient in the Union City hospital one week and in the Ball Memorial Hospital at Muncie until one week ago when he was returned to his home. While in the hospital many blood transfusions were used in an effort to save the young patient's life.

Harold was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Darke County, Ohio, near Union City. He was graduated from the Jackson, Ind., high school in the class of 1942. He was engaged in farming with his father and was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren. The sudden termination of his promising young life brings sorrow to an entire community.

Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Pvt. Frank Bagwell of Camp Howze, Texas; and Carroll Bagwell of Camp Wellston, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Eikenberry of Greenville, Ohio, Rural Route 2, and Miss Vera Bagwell at home.

Funeral services will be held at the Union City Church of the Brethren Saturday at 2 p. m. (CWT) with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Friends may call at the Bagwell home after 10 a. m. Friday.

[Burial was made in the Brethren cemetery north of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Miss Aukerman Dies Tuesday At Union City.

Marsha Aukerman, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aukerman of Farmland, died Tuesday afternoon at the Union City hospital. Her father is serving in the U. S. navy. Besides the parents she is survived by one brother, Duane at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Pegg of near Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Aukerman of Winchester.

Graveside services will be held at the Buena Vista cemetery Thursday at 10 a. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Attend Services.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Anderson and son, of Union City, went to Lima, Ohio, today to attend the funeral services for Charles Du Pere, 40, nephew of W. D. Anderson, who died at the Lima hospital following a brief illness. The services were held at the Seiferd funeral home, with burial in a Lima cemetery. Surviving are the widow, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Du Pere, and a sister.

While in Lima, Mary Anderson, 85, mother of W. D. Anderson and a former resident of Union City was visited at the Du Pere home by the Anderson family. She has been seriously ill for several weeks.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Reading Of Letter Brings Heart Attack.

Mrs. Bertha Berry, 62, was found dead at her home in Versailles at 5:30 p. m. Monday by her husband, I. E. Berry, marshal of Versailles. The body was lying on the floor of the living room and beside it was a letter from a son, Sgt. Dwight Berry, serving in the armed forces in Alaska. It is believed that excitement caused by reading the letter had brought on a heart attack which resulted in death.

Surviving besides the husband and son are her two sons, Sgt. Wayne Berry in Italy and George Berry of Versailles; one grandchild; one sister and one brother. The body was removed to the Marker funeral home pending final arrangements.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Four Generations Survive Aged Farmer.

Frank Shields, 97, lifelong resident of Darke County and an active farmer for over 50 years, died Monday evening at his farm home two miles east of Greenville on Highway 36 after two months of failing health and one week of serious illness. He was the last of a family of 11 children born to Patrick and Celina Boyd Shields, Darke County pioneers. He was a member of the East Zion church.

Surviving are four generations of relatives including two sons, two daughters, 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Abbottsville church, with Rev. E. V. Lucks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Services For Mrs. Shipley To Be Held Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lulu Shipley, 69, who died Tuesday morning will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness church, Muncie, at 2:30 p. m. Friday with Rev. E. O. Schodss, assisted by Rev. Hall, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery near Modoc. Friends may call at the home after noon Wednesday.

She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Ralph Gill of Muncie and Mrs. Cecil McClain of New Castle; five sisters, Miss Artmincia Hunt and Mrs. Pearl Edwards of Modoc, Mrs. Loretta Beckman of Anderson, Mrs. America Downing of Hagerstown, Mrs. Grace Hutson of Gary; one brother Samuel Hunt of Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sophia J. Ault, 93, widow of the late William Ault, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son, Ernest, near Coletown, following several months of ill health. The son and a grandaughter are the only immediate survivors. Funeral services will be held at the Greenville U. B. church Friday at 2 p. m., with burian in the Greenville cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state tha Sophia Jane Ault was born Apr. 4, 1851 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of George Fowble and Katharine Worley (both b. in Maryland).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Darke County Death

Mrs. Elizabeth Garst Stoltz, 81, widow of the late C. C. Stoltz, died Tuesday morning at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after two weeks of serious illness. She was a former teacher in the Greenville schools, and had lived several years at Marion, Ohio, where her husband had a wholesale grocery business. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Menke and Miss Kate Garst of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 11, 1863 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Henry C. Garst (b. Fincastle, VA) and Miranda Hufnagle (b. Hummelstown, PA). Her spouse was Calvin C. Stoltz.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 11, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Louise Cashman, 79, widow of Con Cashman, died Monday morning at her home in Versailles after six weeks of serious illness. Surviving are three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Dennis Catholic church in Versailles, with burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1944

Ansonia Woman Dies At Dayton.

Bernice Ingle-Black, 50, wife of Ernest H. Black, of North Main street, Ansonia, Ohio, died at 2:08 p. m. Wednesday at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. The cause of death was given as coronary embolism.

Mrs. Black, daughter of Fred Ingle and Fannie Younker-Ingle, was born on the Ingle farm south of Harrisville and southwest of Union City March 10, 1894. She attended the No. 3 or Harrisville school. In 1918 she was married to Ernest H. Black, and since 1938 they have lived in Ansonia.

Mrs. Black was a valued member of the Christian church and of the Book club. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Miss Joan Black, in nurse's training at Miami Valley hospital, and Mrs. Mary Henrietta Thomas of Dayton; one brother, Solomon Ingle, of Harrisville; one sister, Mrs. Juanita Chenoweth, of Detroit.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church in Ansonia Saturday at 2:30 (EWT) with Rev. Joseph Quick officiating, assisted by Rev. R. A. Norris. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester. The body was returned this morning from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Black home in Ansonia where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 12, 1944

Otis Thornburg Dies Suddenly At Ridgeville.

Otis Earl Thornburg, 49, passed away suddenly at 11:30 p. m. Thursday at the Collins Coliseum at Ridgeville due to a heart attack. Mr. Thornburg was employed by the Big Four railroad.

He is survived by the father, Joseph Thornburg of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Casteel of Muncie and Mrs. Mary Morris of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation where it will remain until 2 p. m. Sunday, the time of the funeral. Services will be held at the East Street Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge assisted by Rev. Leo McKinley and the American Legion. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 13, 1944

Lunda Fisher Former Sheriff Dies Thursday.

Lunda Fisher, 73, of Winchester died at Richmond at 5:30 p. m. Thursday, after several years illness. He was a lifelong resident of Winchester, being well known as a blacksmith and he was sheriff of Randolph county from 1921 to 1925.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary Green of Muncie, Cora Reichard of Detroit, Ruth Retter south of Winchester, Sarah Huffman of Winchester and Dorothy Sandifar also of Winchester; two sons, William of Detroit and Frank of Farmland; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker Mortuary in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg assisted by Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be at the Maxville cemetery. Friends may call at the Mortuary after 7 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 13, 1944

Died - Mrs. Sarah Jane Wilson, 94, one of Greenville's oldest residents, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Hangen, of 630 Spring street, after an extended illness. She was a native of Allen township and spent her entire life in Darke County. Her husband, Maurice Wilson, died 29 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two daughters, three sons, 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday at the Greenville Methodist church, with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Rev. Earl and Mrs. Lantz will sing. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Farm Bureau Founder Dies Near Versailles.

Amos Klipstine, 72, one of Darke County's best known farmers and one of the founders of the Darke County Farm Bureau, died Friday evening at his home southeast of Versailles after an illness of three years.

Mr. Klipstine served for 10 years on the board of directors of the Farm Bureau, and was a sponsor and an early executive of the Darke County Rural Electric Cooperative. For several years he was a member of the board of education of the Versailles school district.

Surviving are the widow, Erma; two daughters, Florence and Mabel, at home; four sons, George of Ansonia, Robert of Gettysburg, Homer of St. Louis and Harold at home.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles, with Rev. George Slater of Toledo officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Joseph N. Snodgrass Services Held Today.

Funeral services for Joseph N. Snodgrass, 78, who died at his farm home Friday one mile north and a half-mile east of North Salem, were held at the Pleasant Hill church at 2 p. m. today, with Rev. J. Robert Coovert officiating. Burial was in the Salem cemetery. Mr. Snodgrass had been in ill health for seven years but was seriously ill only one week.

He came to Jay County 24 years ago from Clinton County, and was engaged in farming since that time in the North Salem community. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Hillisburg. Surviving are the widow, formerly Miss Josephine Holmes, to whom Mr. Snodgrass was married on Nov. 11, 1886; two sons, Vern and Waldo of Madison township, Jay County; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hogue of Muncie and Mrs. May Shibely of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded the father in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Former Resident Buried.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Hall, 76, former resident of Madison township, Jay County, northwest of Union City, who died Thursday night at the home of a son, Marion, west of Muncie, were held at the Cammack church west of Muncie Saturday afternoon, with burial in the New Pittsburg cemetery. Surviving are the following children; Earl and Pearl of Portland; Mrs. Mary Hines of Union City; Mrs. Viona Hines of west of Ridgeville; and Marion at whose home she died. Mrs. Hall was the widow of Francis Hall who died in 1926.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Services For Silas Clevenger Are Today.

Funeral Services for Silas W. Clevenger, 73, who died at his home southeast of Farmland Saturday at 10 p. m. will be Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Cedar church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills with burial at the Cedar cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie; two sons, Ralph and Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Gilvie Addington, Mrs. Clarence Luellen of near Farmland and Mrs. Catherine Nelson of Muncie; one brother, Charles L. Clevenger of near Parker; three sisters, Mrs. Eddie Wright, Mrs. Homer O. Clevenger of Farmland and Mrs. Albert Green of near Winchester.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation and was removed to the home Sunday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Adam H. Jones Dies Sunday In Winchester.

Adam H. Jones died at 3 p. m. Sunday at the Randolph County hospital. He is survived by the mother, Mrs. Lew Jones, and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted a 3 p. m. Wednesday at the residence, 111 South East street with Rev. G. M. Payne assisted by Rev. Aaron Napier, officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the residence at 6 p. m. Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Well Known Winchester Man Dies Monday.

Stace C. Catey, 78, passed away at his home, 524 South Meridian street at 6 a. m. Monday following a lingering illness. Mr. Catey was a contractor and at one time was custodian of the court house. "He was a lifelong Republican and an untiring party worker," was the comment of his fellow party leaders upon hearing of his death.

Funeral services will be at the Maynard and Walker mortuary Wednesday at 1 p. m. in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Monday at 7 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Several Weeks Illness Fatal To Rev. Mills.

Rev. Everett Earl Mills, 58, died at 12:30 a. m. Monday at his home in Winchester after an illness of several weeks. He is survived by the widow, Mary Frances; one daughter, Grace Donald, at home; four sons, James, George and Robert of Muncie and Ora of Canton, O.; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Willis of Muncie; three brothers, Isaac, Oliver and John all of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg assisted by George Addington. Interment will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Summers Funeral home, where it was taken for burial preparation at noon Tuesday where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 15, 1944

Darke County Death.

E. M. Weikert, 67, retired Franklin township farmer, died suddenly Saturday morning at his home in Greenville from a heart attack. He moved to Greenville three years ago and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are the widow, two sons, six daughters, 15 grandchildren and one brother. Funeral services will be held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Roy Honeyman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery at Troy, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1944

Services For Flyer.

The body of Pfc. Robert E. Locke, 22, who was killed Friday when an army bomber crashed at Boca Raton Field, Fla., arrived Tuesday at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Locke, near Lewisburg, Ohio. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, both in the armed forces, and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday at 3 p. m., with burial in Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1944

Died - Mrs. Ella Grilliot, 67, wife of P. J. Grilliot, well known Versailles building contractor, died suddenly Sunday morning at her home in Versailles from heart attack. She was a lifelong resident of the community. Surviving besides the husband are four sons, two of whom are in the armed forces; five grandchildren and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at St. Denis Catholic church in Versailles Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. with burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1944

Died - Sherman L. Rhodes, 52, who operated a stock farm east of Greenville for several years, died Saturday at his home in Ashley, Ind. He was widely known for raising Chester White hogs and manufacturing stock minerals. Surviving are the widow, two daughters and four sons. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Ashley, with burial at Waterloo, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 17, 1944

Died - Clinton Wehrley, 84, former Gettysburg resident, died Saturday at the home of a daughter two miles west of Eaton, Ohio. A daughter and a son survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Price's Creek Church, with burial in the Stump cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 18, 1944

Oldest Resident Dies In Hospital.

Greenville, May 17 - Miss Elizabeth Wharry, 97, oldest resident of Greenville and the last surviving member of one of Darke County's prominent pioneer families, died at 11 p. m. Monday at Wayne hospital. She had been in declining health since January but was critically ill only one week.

Had she lived until May 28, she would have celebrated her 98th birthday.

Her father, the late Judge John Wharry, was one of the first surveyors to locate in Darke County and many present inter-county boundaries and highways can be directly traced back to his planning efforts. Later he turned to the study of law and from 1851 to 1854 served on the county's probate court bench. Her mother was Eliza Duncan Wharry, whose name is also closely linked with early county history.

Miss Wharry was born in Greenville but shortly after reaching her twentieth birthday she left for St. Paul, Minn., where until 1936 she made her home with a brother, John, Jr. She was a charter member of the Greenville Presbyterian church.

For the last two years she had lived with a great-niece, Mrs. Robert McKnight, at 214 West Fourth street. Another great-niece, Mrs. Clem Marshall, of Memphis, Tenn., was called to her bedside during the past week. Several nieces and nephews widely scattered over the nation are the only other surviving relatives. Eight brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home where services were held at 2:30 Wednesday with Rev. John Harrington and the Rev. Philip Hull officiating. Interment in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 18, 1944

Died - William Green, 70, retired Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, died Monday at Columbus, Ohio, from a heart attack only three weeks after the death of his wife. He lived most of his life in Darke County and had more than 30 years of service with the railroad, retiring in 1938. Surviving are several relatives in the Greenville community including Mrs. Ora Ganger, a niece. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Abbottsville church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 19, 1944

Mrs. Richison's Brother At Portland Dies.

Mrs. Dallas Richison of near Winchester has received word of the death of her brother, Carman Alexander, of west of Portland, after several months illness due to heart trouble and complications. He was born east of Saratoga the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Alexander.

He is survived by his wife; two brothers, Clarence of Muncie and Arthur of Portland; one daughter, Irma Irene; one brother, Marvin and two sisters, Mrs. Dallas Richison and Arnetta.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Portland Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. Shockney. Burial will be in the Portland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1944

Mrs. Ethel Geesy Dies At Hospital

Mrs. Ethel Geesy, 54, wife of Donald Geesy, of West Division street in Union City, died at the Union City hospital Sunday at 6:50 p. m. after several weeks of illness including two weeks in the hospital, following an operation.

She was born at Lightsville, Ohio, the daughter of George and Alice Rose Miller, July 14, 1880. She attended the Lightsville school. She came to Union City from Dayton eight years ago.

Mrs. Geesy is survived by her husband to whom she was married in Portland April 5, 1937; by two daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. Edith Le Vally of Brighton, Mass., and Mrs. Mildren Stein of Dayton; four step-sons, Robert Geesy in the U. S. Army in England, Harold, Lloyd and Floyd Geesy at home; one brother, C. O. Miller, of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Lands of Dayton and Mrs. Ina Anders of Union City. There are three grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1944

Died - Ollie E. Roberts, 61, employe of the General Athletic Products Co. in Greenville, dropped dead at 8:30 Friday morning while mowing the lawn at his residence at 423 Riffle Ave. in Greenville. Death was attributed to heart attack. Roberts is survived by his widow, one daughter, two step-daughters, one grandson, two step-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mennonite church in Greenville with burial in the Stelvideo cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Ollie Ellsworth Roberts was born Feb. 27, 1883 in Arcanum, OH, the son of John Wesley Roberts (b. Darke Co., OH) and Mary Alice Moore. His wife was Ola Roberts. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Miley, Dayton, OH; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Art Stickle, Greenville, OH; two brothers, Elmer and Ernest of Dayton, OH; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Herschal King, Greenville, OH and Mrs. Virgil Brown, Arcanum, OH]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1944

Thomas Wenrick Dies Suddenly.

Thomas E. Wenrick, 72, retired Big Four engineer, died suddenly in Cincinnati Sunday night while on his way to his home in Bellefontaine, Ohio, from Florida where he and his wife had spent the winter. The details of his death have not been learned.

Mr. Wenrick, son of David and Fannie Harper-Wenrick, was born near Union City and spent his early life in the Union City community. He was engaged in railroading for 45 years, during most of which time he lived in Bellefontaine. He made frequent visits to Union City. He was a member of the Shrine. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Libbie Hay, of Union City.

The body was taken to Bellefontaine where funeral services will be held, followed by interment at Union City. The detailed arrangements have not been made.

[Funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday, conducted by the Masonic Lodge. On Thursday morning the body was brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where services were held at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. R. B. Ditmyer. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 22, 1944

Lynn Airman Is Killed In Plane Crash.

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Elliott Friday received a letter from their youngest son, Lt. William M. Elliott, who is stationed in England, stating that Tech. Sgt. John M. Elliott, his brother, had met death in a plane crash which occurred about May 12.

Lieutenant Elliott was notified of the tragedy in time to attend the funeral services following which he immediately wrote his parents in Lynn.

Sergeant Elliott was born May 25, 1920, and enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Forces on April 17, 1942, receiving his training at Patterson Field, Ohio, Bowman Field, Ga., and Del Valley, Tex., before being sent overseas in November 1942.

He served as a radio operator in the troop carrier command, flying in the commanding officer's plane.

He wore the Good Conduct ribbon, the E. T. O. ribbon with five stars designating the five following combat area: Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and England. He was awarded the Air Medal on Jan. 7, 1944, for his part in the Salerno invasion. This medal was received by his parents recently.

Sergeant Elliott graduated from the Lynn High school in the class of 1938, was a member of the Lynn lodge, F. and A. Masons, the Lynn Methodist church, and before his enlistment was employed at the International Harvester company of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 23, 1944

Services For Walter Johnson To Be Thursday.

Funeral services for Walter A. Johnson, 57, Lynn farmer, who died at the Randolph County hospital at 6:30 a. m. Monday following an illness of several weeks, will be held at the Lynn Friends church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of George Wood assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills.

Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

He is survived by the widow, Clara; two daughters, Mrs. James Moody of Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Richard A. French of Indianapolis; three sons, Roger B. of Vandalia, O., Lt. William H., stationed in Alaska and Frederick at home; five grandchildren; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Hannah of Indianapolis; four brothers, Frank of near Arba, Fred of Clara Belle, Calif., Herbert of near Lynn and Russell of Richmond.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 23, 1944

Death Is Confirmed.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown of Greenville, Rural Route Five, who received word from the War Department recently that their son, Pfc. Lloyd C. Brown, 24, had been missing since the sinking of an army transport in the Mediterranean Sea on April 20, have received a second message saying that death occurred on that date in the North African Area. Pfc. Brown, an aerial photographer, was inducted on Sept. 4, 1942, and was sent overseas two months ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 23, 1944

Mrs. Josephine Werling, 71, widow of the late Joseph Werling, died Sunday at her home in Burkettsville after an illness of three weeks. She had lived in Burkettsville for more than 50 years. Surviving are six sons, six daughters, 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic church in Burkettsville Wednesday at 10 a. m., with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1944

Child Meets Death.

Word came Wednesday evening to Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Guitner of Anderson, Ind., who were visiting at their former home, Rose Hill, in Darke County, Ohio, that their 4-year-old granddaughter, Patty Stephens, had been instantly killed in front of her home at 1636 Indiana Avenue, Anderson, by an automobile. Patty, who is described as a lovely child, was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephens.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the First United Brethren church in Anderson, with burial in the Anderson cemetery. The details of the accident have not been learned.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1944

Died - Mrs. Ann Nora Suma, 71, wife of David Suma, died Thursday morning at her home in Savona after an illness of four years. She was a member of the U. B. church. Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Savona church Saturday at 2:30 p. m., with burial at Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 26, 1944

Brother Of Judge Macy Dies In Oklahoma.

Judge John W. Macy left Winchester, Wednesday morning for El Reno, Okla. to attend the funeral services of his brother, Shields Macy, 69.

Mr. Macy was a former resident of Randolph county and at the time of his death was a wholesale grocery merchant in El Reno.

He is survived by the wife; two sons, John and Ralph; his brother, Judge Macy; and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Miller of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1944

Former Union City Resident Dies In Gary, Ind.

Mrs. Sarah Short-Beiser-Holderman [Mrs. Roscoe Holderman], 71, former Union City resident, died Friday midnight at Gary, Ind. The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City Monday morning at 9 o'clock with interment in the St. Mary's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1944

Dies In England.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shafer, of 55 Ravenwood Avenue, Dayton, formerly of Darke county have been notified that their son, Corp. Harry Shafer, 21, died of a fractured skull sustained under battle conditions on May 8 somewhere in England.

Corp. Shafer, who also leaves a wife, Dorothy, had only been overseas two weeks. He served with the Army Air Forces.

He was the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ira White, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1944

Died - Simon Martin, 84, retired farmer, of four miles north of Gettysburg, died at the Darke County home Thursday afternoon from an attack of apoplexy on May 7. He had lived alone. A sister and several nieces and nephews are the only immediate survivors.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 1, 1860 in Darke Co., OH, the son of David Martin (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Eliza Burns (b. Darke Co., OH). He never married and his surviving sister is not named. He was buried on Saturday, May 27 in Oakland Cemetery, Darke Co.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 27, 1944

Death Comes To Ansonia Citizen

Charles W. Oswalt, 69, whose son Walter, was recently killed in action in the South Pacific, dropped dead Thursday afternoon while mowing the lawn at his residence in Ansonia. Death was attributed to heart attack.

Oswalt, a retired employe of the New York Central Railroad, leaves a wife, Louvernie, and nine other children, six sons and three daughters. There are also 24 grandchildren.

Two other sons, Russell and Roscoe, serve with the armed forces, the former with the Army in Italy and the other with the U. S. Coast Guard in Florida.

The remaining children are: Forrest G., of Van Wert; Mrs. Edna May Hoover, of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Esther Green, Tipp City; Charles W., Jr., of Covington; Mrs. Myrtle M. Baker, Arcanum; Orville, of New Paris, and Ralph, of New Weston.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Fisher Funeral Home in Ansonia at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) Sunday. Burial will be in the Teegarden Cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 29, 1944

Died - Caleb Shields, 87, lifelong resident of Darke County, died Saturday at his home west of Delisle after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are one son, two daughters, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Abbottsville church with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 29, 1944

Dies In Hospital.

Mrs. Herman Theurer, 48, of north of Union City and near Salamonia, died Saturday morning at the Otis hospital in Celina after a serious illness of three weeks. Her maiden name was Kunkel. She was a member of the Lutheran church at Salamonia where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. H. A. Barth of Union City officiating. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery. A sister-in-law, Mrs. George Abel, and other relatives are the husband, one daughter, Ruth Evelyn, a teacher; two sons, Glen and Ernest, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 31, 1944

Death Relieves Long Suffering.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Roberson, 65, of 421 Hickory street, Union City, who died Monday morning after several years of ill health and five months of serious illness from a heart ailment, were held at the Lutheran church in Union City at 2:30 this afternoon, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial was in the Union City cemetery.

Mrs. Roberson, who was a lifelong resident of the community, was born Oct. 5, 1878, on the Dietrich Wigger farm one mile west of Union City, daughter of Dietrich and Justina Theurer-Wigger. She attended the No. 10 district school and lived in that community until her marriage in April 1898, to Harry Roberson who died in 1910.

Mrs. Roberson was an active member of Trinity Lutheran church and a regular attendant at services. She was also an active member of the Ladies' Aid Society.

Surviving are one son, Clarence, owner of the Commercial Printing Co. of Union City who made his home with his mother; one sister, Mrs. Eklon Jones, of Tippecanoe Lake, Ind.; one half-sister, Mrs. Anna Grindle, of west of Union City; two half-brothers, John Wigger of Union City and Harmon Wigger of Anderson, Ind. Besides these are many true and sympathizing friends.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 31, 1944

Conductor Buried.

Eusebius A. Orr, 85, retired Big Four passenger conductor, who was buried Saturday in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis, following services at the Flanner and Buchanan mortuary in that city, was born and reared in Union City where his father William Orr, operated the State Line hotel. He was known as "Pete" to his friends. He was one of the best known and most popular Big Four conductors, and worked on the Southwestern Limited between Cleveland and Indianapolis. Retiring in 1928, he lived in Cincinnati where he operated a filling station for a time. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Hazel C. Orr.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 31, 1944

Lost On Transport.

Mr. and Mrs. Parry Filbrun of Covington, Ohio, have received word by the War Department that their son, Pfc. Robert G. Filbrun, 20, who has been listed among the missing in action since Nov. 26, 1943, lost his life on that day in the sinking of a troop transport at sea. He was inducted Feb. 26, 1943, and received his training at Camp Robinson, Ark., and Camp White, Oregon. He was attached to a medical unit and had arrived in North Africa in October. He had attended the Covington school and was employed at the Hobart plant in Troy before induction.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 31, 1944

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Montana.

Dennis Kelley, 66, a native of Randolph county, died at the Deaconess hospital, Harve, Mont., early Tuesday. Mr. Kelley had lived in Montana several years being employed by the Great Northern Railroad.

He is survived by the brother, A. S. Kelley of Winchester, who was in Harve at the time of his brother's death, and two sisters, Miss Frances Kelley of Winchester, and Mrs. Marshall Logan of Sidney, Ohio.

The body will arrive in Winchester Thursday evening at 4:45 o'clock. It will be taken to the home of the brother, A. S. Kelley, 440 South Meridian street, where services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Winchester Methodist church, officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 31, 1944

Dr. Moorman, Local Dentist Dies Tuesday.

Dr. Russell F. Moorman, 40, Winchester dentist and prominent in Randolph county affairs, died at 9 a. m. Tuesday at the Eli Lilly Clinic, City hospital, Indianapolis. He had been seriously ill for approximately two weeks and had been at the hospital since last Tuesday.

He was born in Winchester, July 10, 1903, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moorman, both deceased. He was a graduate of Winchester and the Indiana Dental college, Indianapolis, and had practiced dentistry in Winchester for several years.

He was a member of the Friends church, the Masonic Lodge, and for many years was a member of the board of trustees of the James Moorman Orphans home, west of Winchester. Besides his dental profession, he was actively identified with the Rotary club having served several years as secretary and only recently resigned as president of the club because of ill health.

Surviving are the widow, Bessie; one daughter, Ann, at home, and a brother, Edwin, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence, 414 South Main street, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 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, June 1, 1944

Aviator J. C. Clough Dead In Plane Crash.

Naval aviator Jacob C. Clough, son of Mrs. Lalla R. Clough of 1702 South High street, Muncie, and the late Ben Clough of Union City, former home of the family, was one of 11 men killed Tuesday when a patrol plane crashed one and one-half miles west of the auxiliary air station at Chincoteague, near Norfolk, Va. The plane went down as it was approaching the field for an emergency landing. Clough, who was aviation ordnance man, second class, enlisted in the Navy Feb. 5, 1943. He was trained in advanced aerial gunnery at Jacksonville, Fla., and reported for duty at Norfolk, Va., after spending Christmas in Muncie.

Clough was a graduate of the Central High School, Muncie, in 1943. At the time of enlisting he was employed by the Wysor Grand theater in Muncie. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Clough, live at North Salem northwest of this city. The body will be brought to the Meeks mortuary in Muncie, but funeral plans have not been announced..

[Funeral services were held at the Friends church in Muncie, Saturday afternoon, with the pastor, Rev. W. J. Sayers, officiating. Interment was made at the North Salem cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 1, 1944

Daughter Of County Resident Dies In Illinois.

Mrs. Vera Brown Jones, 54, daughter of Mrs. Ida Brown and sister of Joe Brown, northwest of Union City, died at Evanston, Ill. Wednesday night. Funeral plans have not been announced but burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

Friday - The body of Mrs. Vera Brown-Jones, 54, who died at Evanston, Ill. Wednesday night, was brought to the home of the mother, Mrs. Ida Brown, northwest of Union City, this afternoon. Funeral services will be held there Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Dale C. Beatty of the Portland Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the Brown home.

Mrs. Brown, who was the daughter of the late D. W. Brown and Ida Noffsinger-Brown, was born at the Brown home Dec. 28, 1888. She attended the Warren district school and prepared for teaching in Manchester College, where she received her B. S. degree, and in Indian University. She then taught successfully for four years in Jackson township, finishing in the new centralized Jackson school northwest of Union City.

On June 15, 1915, she was married at Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Prof. Elmer E. Jones, professor of education in Indiana University; After five years' residence in Bloomington, Ind., they moved to Evanston, Ill., where the husband continued his work in Northwestern University until ill health came upon him, forcing him to spend the last few years at Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Jones was a member of the First Methodist church of Evanston and the Delta Zeta sorority.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Elmer E., Jr., of the U. S. Naval Air Service at Oakland, Cal., and Dan of the U. S. Marines at New River, N. C.; the mother, Mrs. Ida Brown and a brother, Joseph E. Brown of northwest of Union City; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Richer, of South Whitley, Ind.

The cause of Mrs. Jones' death was uremic poisoning developing from food poisoning which is still under investigation. She was ill but one week.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 1, 1944

Joseph B. Retz Dies Wednesday At Hospital.

Joseph Ben Retz, 27, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6:30 a. m. Wednesday. He had been admitted to the hospital Tuesday.

Survivors are the wife, Betty June; one step-son, Richard Wayne; the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Retz of near Winchester; four brothers, Walter, Ralph, Albert and John, all of Winchester; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Blizzard, Mrs. Iona Edwards, Miss Frances Retz, Miss Bessie Retz, and Miss Annabelle Retz, all of Winchester; one niece, Miss Marjorie Jean Retz.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations and where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 1, 1944

Darke County Death.

Harold Delbert Howell, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Howell of New Madison, died Sunday night at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, after an illness of five days from pneumonia. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters and four grandparents and a great-grandfather. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Otterbein church, with burial at New Madison.

[Stutz, Sando, and Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was the son of Harold D. Howell (b. Preble Co., OH, and Inez Bellheimer (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 1, 1944

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Abbottsville for Mrs. Ida Baker, 72, widow of the late Hiram Baker, who died at her home northeast of Arcanum. Surviving are a daughter, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 2, 1944

Died -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emma R. Skillman, 81, well known Dayton artist and former Union City resident, were held Friday afternoon at the residence in Dayton, with burial in Memorial Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Tragic Accident Claims Life Of A. D. Jefferis On Farm Near Ansonia.

Grim tragedy to a Union City resident when Armand D. Jefferis, 38, of 628 Union street, was fatally injured at 11:30 a. m. Friday on the 146 acre stock farm belonging to his father, O. M. Jefferis, of 501 North High street, and located 14 miles northeast of Union City and three miles north of Ansonia.

The father and son, with a Mexican laborer known as Luke, living on Oak street in Union City, had gone to the farm in the morning to work. While Luke was painting a section of barn roof from a ladder set up in a newly-built bull pen adjoining the barn a large three-year-old Brown Swiss bull approached the ladder. Fearing that the animal would move the ladder and cause Luke to fall, Armand Jefferis made an attempt to connect the staff with the ring in the bull's nose and lead him away. In some undisclosed manner Mr. Jefferis either slipped and fell to the ground or was pushed down by a side motion of the bull's head.

Before the victim could rise the bull started to roll him with his head, possibly in a playful manner, as the animal had never shown any evidence of ill temper. The body of Mr. Jefferis was forced up against the thick wall of the bull pen and his chest was crushed. Luke quickly descended from the ladder, and although he is said to be afraid of cattle he soon led the bull away and tied him up. Jumping into his auto he drove down through the field for a half-mile and told O. M. Jefferis, who was working there, that his son had been injured by the bull. Returning to the scene of the accident Luke found Armand sitting down but able to walk to Luke's car into which he was helped. Luke made a fast trip to the Union City hospital with the injured man, with O. M. Jefferis following. Two physicians did everything possible, but because of internal hemorrhages life ebbed rapidly away, the end coming at 1 p. m. after a brief period of unconsciousness.

Armand Devoe Jefferis was born on Union street in Union City May 25, 1906, the son of Orlando M. and Margaret Hoover-Jefferis. He attended the West Side school and at an early age became associated with his father in the Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Co., of which company he became a director and the advertising manager. Since restrictions were placed upon the business because of the war emergency he devoted considerable time to farming and conservation work. He was a charter member of the Wa-Jac Conservation club, serving in several important positions, including that of secretary, and holding the chairmanship of the conservation committee at the time of his death. His interest and enthusiasm in this work was unbounded. At the recent meetings of the local club addressed by Boss Johnson and Hugh Barnhart he acted as master of ceremonies.

He was deeply interested in Harter Park and its development, and when no one could be secured by the park board to plant the evergreen trees donated to the park two weeks ago he saw that they were planted over the last week end. The propagation, preservation and distribution of fish and game, reforestation and the protection of wild life were vital projects with Mr. Jefferis, and he gave them his best thought and effort. He was interested in other community activities including the Union City Saddle club of which he was an active member. He rendered valued service with his moving picture machine in war bond drives and other community activities. He was a member of the Union City Christian church. An accurate estimate of his life has been voiced by many citizens in the last few hours in the statement that he was always ready to help someone in any way he could.

On June 1, 1932, he was married in Dayton to Ethel Williams of Memphis, Tenn., who survives him, together with one son, Thomas; the parents; and three brothers, Don, Duane of Union City, and Corp. Verl Jefferis somewhere in England or in Italy. Besides these and sympathizing with them are a host of warm, true friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City, with Rev. W. W. Wilson, pastor of the Christian church officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Jefferis home on Union street after Sunday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Died - Ira Francis Rehmert, 73, retired farmer, died Tuesday morning at the home of a son, Orville, in Palestine after a lingering illness. His home was in Greenville. He was a lifelong resident of the county and a farmer for more than 50 years. Surviving are the widow; six sons including Cletus Rehmert of near Union City; one daughter; 29 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 15, 1871 in Darke Co., OH, the son of William Rehmert (b. Darke Co., OH) and Elizabeth Lennox (b. PA). His wife was Minnie Rehmert.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Died - Thomas E. Lines, 66, an active Greenville sewer contractor for over 40 years, died suddenly Tuesday morning from heart attack while working in his garden in Greenville. He was rushed to the Wayne hospital by his son, Raymond, who was working with him, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Surviving are the widow, four sons, three daughters, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Thomas Edward Lines (Booze) was born February 18, 1878 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the son of John Henry Buchanan and Priscilla Lines (both b. Greenville, Darke Co., OH). His wife was Tampa Lines.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Died - Edward T. Brandenburg, 88, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Arcanum after three years of illness. He had been employed by the Stutz and Sando Co. in Arcanum for the past 20 years. He was a member of the U. B. chichi, Masonic lodge and Scottish Rite. Surviving are the widow, two sons, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Osgood Officer Drowned In Italy.

Mr. and Mrs. August J. Reichert of Osgood, Darke County, have been notified by the War Department that their only son, Lt. Walter A. Reichert, 22, lost his life on May 9 by drowning on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy. The father is cashier of the Osgood State Bank.

Lt. Reichert was graduated from Minster high school in 1939, and received the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton in April, 1943. He attended infantry officers' candidate school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and was commissioned Aug. 3, 1943. He was stationed at Camp Wheeler and Camp Butner and was assigned overseas from Ft. Meade, Md. He reached North Africa Feb. 7, 1944. Two days later he began active combat duty in Italy. Surviving are the parents and a sister, Mildred, a senior in Minster high school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

Services For Laura L. Keys To Be Sunday.

Funeral services for Laura Luella Keys, 81, widow of Lindo Keys, who passed away at her home on East Washington street in Winchester today will be held at the Fraze Funeral home Sunday at 3:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Napier. Burial will be at Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Gutheil; one son, Fred Swank; one grandson, James; and one brother, U. S. Earnest of West Milton, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 3, 1944

William Favorite Dies Thursday, Funeral Sunday.

William H. Favorite, 87, died Thursday at the Randolph County hospital after a short illness. His wife preceded him in death ten years ago. He was born in Randolph county and spent his entire life three miles northeast of Winchester on a farm. He had been a member of the I. O. O. F. of Winchester for 50 years.

Survivors are a number of nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker Funeral home where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating and Rev. Zelma Mills assisting. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 5, 1944

Died - Mr. and Mrs. Perry A. McGriff of Arcanum, Rural Route One, received word from the War Department Saturday that their son, Sgt. Robert E. McGriff, 23, army air force gunner, was killed in action in England on May 20. He enlisted May 4, 1942, and was assigned overseas two months ago, going first to Iceland, then to England. His last letter was dated April 19 and was mailed from the British Isles. He was flight engineer and gunner on a Flying Fortress. Surviving him are his parents, six brothers and sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 5, 1944

Died - Mrs. Marie Nestor of Greenville, Rural Route Three, received word Saturday of the death of her brother, Henry Harter, chief electrician's mate in the Seabees navy construction battalion in Australia. While working on a hospital May 11 he came in contact with a live wire and was electrocuted. He was 34 years old and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Harter of Palestine. He was formerly employed by the Ohio Telephone Co. at Greenville, and for eight years preceding his enlistment in January, 1943, he was superintendent of the City Light and Power Co. at New Castle. Surviving are the sister and one nephew. A long letter describing Harter's funeral has been received from a navy chaplain.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 6, 1944

Pvt. Robert Skeen Commits Suicide At Winchester Home

Pvt. Robert Skeen, Jr., 23, 711 North Meridian street, Winchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skeen, Sr., shot himself in the left breast above the heart in the living room of his home around 7:30 p. m. Monday. Pvt. Skeen was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., having entered the service on March 31, 1944

His mother and a brother, John witnessed the suicidal act, his mother failing in an attempt to get the gun away from her son. He died about fifteen minutes later.

Sheriff Kora Davis and County Coroner Dr. Lowell W. Painter were called to investigate. Dr. W. S. Dininger had also been called. Sheriff Davis contacted the commanding officer at Camp Atterbury and is now awaiting the arrival of military officials before making arrangements.

Survivors besides the parents are three brothers, Jackson of Castlewood, Va., and John and Ekron, both of Winchester; five sisters, Mrs. Lennie Milgrim, Mrs. Alice Hughes and Mrs. Ruth Jones, all of Winchester, and Ella and Lois, at home.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations and pending arrangements of military officials.

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley, pastor of the Winchester Congregational-Christian church. Interment was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 6, 1944

Died - Word has come to Union City of the death at Los Angeles, Cal., of Frank Morrison, 86, former Hillgrove resident while his father, Squire J. N. Morrison operated a store in Hillgrove and was justice of the peace for Washington township. He was the last of a family of eight children with the exception of one sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 7, 1944

Died - Mrs. Sarah Frances Dickey, 69, widow of the late Charles Dickey, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. May Fourman, at Clark's Station, after three years of failing health. She was a lifelong resident of Darke County. Surviving are two daughters; three sons including Roy Dickey of Union City, Rural Route Five; 21 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 14, 1875 in Allen Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Eaton (b. Fairfield, OH) and Sarah Williams (b. Darke Co., OH). Her three sons were Ray Dickey, Bradford, OH, Roy Dickey of Union City and Lowell Dickey, Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Fourman, New Madison, OH and Mrs. Roy Schrader, Versailles, OH; one brother, Grover Eaton, Middletown, OH; three sisters, Mrs. David VanScoyk, Ansonia, OH, Mrs. Nillie Eisole, Middletown, OH and Mrs. Frank Dennison, Arcanum, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 7, 1944

Died - John H. Garbig, 78, for 13 years an employe of the Banner Lumber Co. in Greenville, died Saturday afternoon at his home [121 West Water street] in Greenville after an illness of four months. He was a lifelong resident of Darke County and was formerly engaged in farming. He was a member of the Beamsville Christian church, the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star. Surviving are the widow, one son, two granddaughters, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John Henry Garbig was born May 30, 1876 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George Garbig (b. Germany) and Emeline Warvel (b. Darke Co., OH). His wife was Estella Garbig.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 8, 1944

Died - Charles R. Bryson, 50, lifelong resident of Darke County, died Tuesday night at his farm home south of Arcanum after a lingering illness. Surviving are the widow, Lucy; one son, three daughters, three grandchildren and three brothers including Ray Bryson of near Ansonia. Funeral services will be held at the Ithaca U. B. church with burial in the Greenville cemetery, but the day has not been determined.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 8, 1944

Died - Daniel P. Livingston, 83, died at the Piqua hospital Wednesday. He had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Estel Bateman, in Piqua, and had been in declining health for eight months. He was formerly engaged in farming near Lightsville northeast of Union City and was a member of the Waterhouse U. B. church. Surviving besides the daughter are two other daughters, Mrs. Grace Holbet of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Edna Boze of Flint, Mich.; and four sons; Russell of Greenville, I. C. of Marshall, Mich., Earl of Chicago and Doyle of Port Huron, Mich. The body was taken to the Fisher funeral home at Ansonia pending the completion of funeral plans.

[Funeral services were held at the Lightsville Methodist church Saturday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 8, 1944

Died - Funeral services for Samuel S. Kress, 77, former Greenville resident, who died at his home in Dayton, were held at Dayton Thursday morning, with burial at Bellbrook, Ohio. He was formerly employed in the Huhn Clothing Store on South Broadway, Greenville, and later operated a haberdashery in the Gibbons hotel in Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 8, 1944

Died - Charles Edward Moore, 67, died suddenly from heart attack at his home in Verona Monday evening. He was formerly employed as brakeman on the Dayton & Union railroad, and was well known in Greenville. The widow and one brother survive. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at Verona Thursday at 3:30 p. m., with burial in the Verona cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 10, 1944

Mary Martin Dies At Home In Lynn Friday

Mrs. Mary Martin, 70, passed away at her home in Lynn around 12:30 p. m. Friday, following an illness of several days.

Surviving are the husband, Charles E.; one daughter, Mrs. Aurith Catey of Winchester; five sons, Clarence of Winchester, Paul and Russel of Lynn, S-Sgt. Richard, serving with the U. S. Army in India, and Pfc. Cornelius of Camp Claiborne, La.; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Heatwell of Springhill, Va., and Mrs. George Whistleman and Mrs. Nettie Shull, both of Mt. Solon, Va.; three brothers, Robert Knott, John Knott, and Cleveland Knott, all of Mt. Solon, Va.

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

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and will be taken to the residence where friends may call after 7:30 o'clock Friday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 13, 1944

Active Life Of H. Clyde Weimer Closed By Death.

Harry Clyde Weimer, 42, of Lewisburg, Ohio, died at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester Monday night where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He had been ill of t the past year from high blood pressure and other ailments, and had made a gallant fight for life for more than four years.

He was born north of Saratoga July 19, 1901, the son of Joseph H. and Mary Smiley-Weimer. He attended grade school north of Saratoga and high school in Saratoga. He was married to Miss Ethel Hesser of the Saratoga community at the close of four years of service in the United States Navy, three years of which were spent in the waters around the Philippine Islands, China and Japan.

During the next three years Mr. Weimer operated a grocery on East Main street in Union City following several months with the Stumpp Bakery in that city. During the next five years he was associated with his father and brothers in the sorghum molasses business in Union City under the firm name of Weimer & Sons. During this period he served a term on the East Side council.

In 1924 he accepted a position with the Superior Engine Co., now the National Supply Co., of Springfield, Ohio, and moved his family to that city. He was road man for the company, installing engines in boats and powerhouses. Because of failing health he retired in 1940 and moved to Lewisburg, Ohio, where he operated the sorghum mill purchased from his brother, Don Weimer. One year ago ill health forced him to retire permanently. Mr. Weimer was a member of the Masonic Order.

Surviving besides the widow and parents are four sons, Weldon of Union City, Harry of Springfield, Ohio, Lt. Robert Weimer of the Army Air Force at Great Bend, Kansas and William Weimer of the U. S. Air Force in England. Surviving also are three grandchildren; four brothers; Goldie and Don of Union City, Edward and Ralph of Springfield, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Byron Green of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Don Wickersham and Mrs. Loris McIntyre of Union City.

The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home in Union City pending the completion of funeral plans. An effort is being made to reach the son, Lt. Robert Weimer, who left by plane Monday on his return to his base after a visit with his father and other relatives.

[Funeral services were held at the Brooks funeral home with burial made in the Union City cemetery. No time and date were given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 13, 1944

Died - Mrs. Martha Jane McCowen, 72, widow of T. N. McCowen, died Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. William Pyle, at Ithaca, after an extended illness. Surviving also are a son and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the U. B. church in Ithaca, with burial in the Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 13, 1944

Died - A. D. Milne, former Darke county resident, died Thursday at his home in Indianapolis. He had been a Big Four Railroad Co., conductor for many years. His mother, Mrs. R. S. Milne, lives in Versailles and his sister, Mrs. V. F. Littman, lives in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 13, 1944

Drowned In Pacific

Mrs. Carrie Jones of near New Madison has received word from the War Department that her son, Lt. Carl Jones, has been drowned in the South Pacific. No details have been learned. Lt. Jones was a personnel officer in the Army Air Force. He was graduated from officers' candidate school at Miami Beach, Fla., in April, 1943. Before enlisting in May, 1941, he was employed on his father's farm. Surviving besides the mother are the widow who lives in Detroit with the six-months old son whom the father never saw; two brothers and a sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 14, 1944

Edward Thomas Dies At Dayton.

Edward Thomas, 78, retired farmer, who had recently moved from southeast of Union City to Greenville, died Tuesday afternoon in the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton after an extended illness. He was the son of George and Emily Carter-Thomas and was born northeast of Union City. He was a member of the Coletown Christian church. His wife, formerly Miss Almeda Emerick, preceded him him in death two years ago. A granddaughter, Joan Thomas, lived in the home.

Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Raymond James of east of Union City, Mrs. Ruth Smith of Lewisburg, Ohio, Mrs. Bertha Winterrowd of Ansonia and Mrs. Ethel Van Dyke of Greenville; three sons, Charles and Granville of Greenville, and Chester of Ansonia. There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Chester Eastman, of east of Union City, and one brother, Wesley Thomas, of New London, Ohio.

The body has been returned to the home at Greenville, but funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 14, 1944

Died - Harry Hahn, 58, native of Gettysburg, who operated a garage in Greenville for several years, died Sunday at Mt. Carmel hospital in Detroit after a lingering illness. Before his illness Hahn was an inspector at an airplane plant. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, two grandchildren, one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Gettysburg Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records does not state his birth date or parent's names. His wife was Laura Hahn; his brother was Orville Hahn of New Lebanon, OH and his sister was Mrs. Ben Robeson, of Dayton, OH. His daughter's name was not given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 14, 1944

Died - John D. Feitshans, 75, retired farmer, was found dead Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Mader, of near Covington, as the result of a heart attack. Surviving are four daughters, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Covington Lutheran church, with burial in Highland cemetery, Covington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 16, 1944

Alva J. Minnich, Ohio Teacher Called By Death.

Alva J. Minnich, 62, well known school teacher, farmer and insurance agent, whose home is eight miles northeast of Union City, died at 12:30 a. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester where he had been a patient for the past month. He had been in failing health for 10 months and had been seriously ill since Jan. 15.

Alva Minnich was born Aug. 1, 1871, the son of David and Saloma Noffsinger-Minnich, and lived his entire life in the community northeast of Union City, and was terminated by ill health a year ago. Knowing the rural people and the needs of the rural schools, his service as a teacher was outstanding. He also followed farming, and in later years was representative of the Buckey Fire Insurance company.

He was married to Miss Iva May Smith of Sidney, Ohio, who survives him, together with three daughters; Mrs. Olen Royer of St. Marys, Ohio; Mrs. Hiram Fulsher of Cincinnati; and Mrs. Victor Parker of San Diego, Cal. Two children died in infancy. Surviving also are three grandchildren; and two brothers, Earl and Levi, of Union City. Mr. Minnich in his years of teaching, farming and insurance business gained a multitude of loyal, sympathetic friends who share with the family the deep sorrow and bereavement.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Church of the Brethren, of which Mr. Minnich was a devoted member, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery. The body will be taken Saturday afternoon from the Brooks funeral home to the Minnich home northeast of Union City where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 16, 1944

Margaret Baird Dies Wednesday In Indianapolis.

Mrs. Jo Margaret Baird, 32, passed away at 1 p. m. Wednesday at the St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis following a major operation.

Surviving are the husband, an infant daughter, Farrelyn Kay, and the mother, Mrs. Hackney of Loudin County, Tenn.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and where friends may call after 1 p. m. Friday.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 16, 1944

Died - One of Darke County's oldest residents, Mrs. Laura McKhann-Wenger, 96, died Tuesday night at the home of her son, Milo, in Greenville, after a lingering illness. She was the widow of the late Frank Wenger. Surviving are four sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Friday at 2:30 p. m., with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 16, 1944

Died - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Long, 78, wife of Samuel W. Long, died Tuesday at her home in Versailles after a long illness. Surviving besides the husband are three sons, one daughter, 11 grandchildren and one sister. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Congregational-Christian church in Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 17, 1944

Former Union City Resident Buried At Columbus, O.

Mrs. Josephine Archard Brandon, wife of Channing Webster Brandon, President Emeritus of the Columbus Mutual Life Insurance Co., died June 11 at the family residence in Columbus, Ohio. She was 84 years of age. Her husband and three children survive: William T. Brandon of New York; Miss Mary H. Brandon, member of the faculty of Central high school, Columbus; and Harry P. Brandon, formerly magazine editor of the Ohio State Journal of Columbus. There are three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brandon was born in Union City, daughter of William and Mary Mauzy-Archard. Her father was commissioner of Darke County in the 1880's. He and his wife are buried in the Union City cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon were residents of Union City during their early married life, going more than 60 years ago to Bellefontaine, O., later to Greenville, Dayton, then to Columbus in 1903. Mrs. Brandon was a first cousin of Thomas Dunn of the R. Kirshbaum store in Union City. Funeral services for Mrs. Brandon were held June 13 at Columbus, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 17, 1944

Heart Attack Claims Darke County Farmer.

Greenville, June 17 - David Arnold, 84, a well known Darke County farmer, died very unexpectedly from the effects of a heart attack at 6:15 p. m. Thursday at his home on Greenville R. R. 4, one-half mile north of Rush's Station.

Arnold was born in Miami County but had spent the major part of his life in this area and for over 50 years had operated a threshing outfit. He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; four children, Harvey Arnold and Mrs. Ray Wagner, both of Greenville R. R. 4; Paul Arnold, Greenville R. R. 3, and Mrs. Roy Karns, Covington; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Marker, Beaverdam, Va.; a half-brother, Sam Arnold, Arcanum, and one half-sister, Miss Blanche Arnold, Greenville.

Three ministers, the Rev. Ira Blocher, Rev. G. L. Wine and Rev. Erd Wagner, will officiate at funeral services that will beheld at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Miller funeral home, Greenville. Burial will be in the Manuel cemetery near Coletown.

Friends may call at the Arnold residence.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Oct. 29, 1859 in Miami Co., OH, the son of Jacob Arnold (b. Miami Co., OH) and Mary Ann Warner (b. Montgomery Co., OH). Here his wife is named May Arnold.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 17, 1944

Mr. And Mrs. Sharp Receive Word Of Grandson's Death.

Mr. and Mrs. Anda Sharp of Modoc received word Thursday of the death of their grandson, Allen Ray Lamb, seven months old son of aviation Machinists Mate and Mrs. Chester Lamb of Normand, Okla.

The body will be brought to Richmond this afternoon and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 19, 1944

Lengthy Illness Claims Life Of Mrs. Bateman.

After two years of ill health Mrs. Thomas J. Bateman, 68, closed her life of beauty and devotion at 3 p. m. Saturday at her home eight miles northeast of Union City. She had made a gallant fight for life, and a large community shares with the family genuine sorrow at her passing.

Mrs. Bateman, who was formerly Miss Sarah E___ Brown, was born at Pleasant Hill, Ohio, March 4, 1876, the daughter of George and Mary Smith-Brown. She attended the Pleasant Hill school, and on Oct. 6, 1900, was married to Thomas J. Bateman, at Red River, Ohio. She lived most of her married life northeast of Union City. She was a member of the Christian church at Circle Hill, Ohio.

Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. William Oswalt of northeast of Union City and Mrs. Frank Grote of Sharonville, Ohio; three sons, Ralph and Marion of northeast of Union City, and Clarence of Troy, Ohio. One child died in infancy. Other survivors include six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Miller of Gettysburg, Ohio, and Mrs. May Goodhue of Dayton; three brothers, Frank Brown of Bradford, Ohio; David and Eli Brown of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CWT) with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill, Ohio. The body was returned this afternoon from the Brooks funeral home to the Bateman home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 19, 1944

Greenville Flyer Meets Death In Lake.

The War Department announced Saturday that a Greenville flier, Lt. Herbert L. Witwer, 26, was one of seven occupants of a B-26 bomber killed Friday afternoon in a crash near Council Bluffs, Iowa. His address was given as 515 Martin street where his wife, the former Louise Kline, lives with her mother, Mrs. Maud Kline. The plane which had taken off from Omaha airport crashed into Big Lake and sank in eight feet of water.

Lt. Witwer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Witwer of Gettysburg. He enlisted in October, 1942, and had recently completed his flight training, graduating from bomber pilot's school at Frederick Field, Okla., May 27. Following graduation he spent a short furlough in Greenville, returning to his field to receive active assignment. His wife left Thursday to join him at Frederick Field, but he had probably left on his fatal mission before she arrived.

The dead flyer was a graduate of Gettysburg high school. He later attended Miami-Jacobs college in Dayton and was employed by the National Cash Register Co. before his enlistment. Besides the wife and parents, Lt. Witwer is survived by one brother, Norman, with the armed forces in England. No funeral services have been made.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Lt. Herbert Lee Witwer was born April 27, 1918 at Gettysburg, OH, the son Russell Witwer and Edith Viola. Funeral services and the burial in the Greenville Cemetery were made on Wednesday, June 21.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 19, 1944

Former County Clerk is Dead In Greenville.

R. B. (Ben) Toman, 52, former clerk of the courts in Darke County, died suddenly from heart attack early Saturday morning at his home in Greenville. He was ill only two hours. He was a lifelong resident of the county, taught school, served four years as deputy clerk, then four years as clerk. For the past three years he had been bookkeeper for the Manix Construction Co. of Greenville. He was a member of the U. B. church, Masonic and Elks lodges.

Surviving are the widow, Orva; three daughters, Mrs. Gibson Bickel of Union City, Mrs. Don Matthew and Miss Mary Ellen Toman of Greenville; one son, Joe Edward, at home; three grandchildren; one brother and five sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Greenville U. B. church, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Raymond Benjamin Toman was born Oct. 1, 1891 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George L. Toman (b. Darke Co., OH) and Mary E. Dickey (b. Newcomertown, OH) He was also survived by his mother, Mary Tobin of Dayton, OH; his brother, Earnest Tobin of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. Dwight Patton, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Eugene Westfall, Dayton, OH, Ovilla Toman, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Claude Cottrell, Cerment City, MI, Mrs. Harry Phillips, New Weston, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 21, 1944

Brief Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. Kester.

After a month's illness Mrs. Frank E. Kester, 73, died at 4:10 a. m. Wednesday at her home at 207 East Main street in Union City. Until a month ago she was able to d her own housework.

Mrs. Kester, a lifelong resident of Darke County, Ohio, was born in Washington township near Union City Oct. 15, 1870. She was the daughter of Samuel and Susannah Rarick-Skidmore. She attended the Elm Hill school in Washington township, and on Dec. 20, 1890, was married to Frank E. Kester, also of Washington township. Twenty years ago they moved to Union City which has been their home. Mrs. Kester was an active and devoted member of the Christian church of Union City.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. James R. Hart, of southeast of Union City; six sons: Howard G., Leslie and Stanley of near Union City; Lawrence of Muncie, Ind.; Charles of Dayton; and Kenneth in military service at Ft. Fisher, N. C. One daughter, Nellie, died in 1918. Other survivors include 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. S. C. Alexander, of Fountain City, Ind.

Mrs. Kester's life was devoted chiefly to her home and to the loved ones of the family circle, yet a large number of neighbors and friends can bear testimony to her kindness and helpfulness. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home. Funeral plans have not been completed.

[Funeral services were conducted at the Union City Christian church on Friday afternoon with Rev. W. W. Wilson, assisted by Rev. Earl Lantz, officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 21, 1944

Mrs. W. Seebodie Dies Suddenly In Her Beloved Home.

Mrs. William Seebodie, 74, died at 7 a. m. Tuesday at her home at 908 West Oak street in Union City from a heart attack suffered two hours before. She had been in declining health for several years but was able to be about the house on Monday as usual.

Mrs. Seebodie, who was formerly Miss Carrie W. Hutzler, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1869, the daughter of Fred and Wilhelina Beusheusen-Hutzler. She attended school in Cincinnati and was graduated from the Hughes high chool.

On July 1, 1897, at her home on Betts street, she was married to William Seebodie and moved to Union City in the fall of that year when Mr. Seebodie became connected with the Union City Carriage Co. The new home at 908 West Oak street was built in 1908, and there with the flowers, shrubbery and vegetable garden she founnd great pleasure. For 25 years she was a leader in Naomi Rebekah Lodge and had charge of the degree team over a long period. She was a member of St. Markus Evangelical church in Cincinnati.

Mrs. Seebodie is survived by her husband and four brothers; William Hutzler of Union City; Fred, Edward and A. J. Hutzler of Cincinnati. For several years she cared for her mother, who was an invalid for five years, and who died at the Seebodie home in Union City. The father also had his home there for several years. In addition to relatives she had a host of Friends who admired her kindly, quiet, modest, helpful ways.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Thursday at 10 a. m. with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz, neighbors for many years, will sing. Thursday noon the body will be taken to the Dunkman and Dalbert funeral home in Cincinnati where further services will be held Friday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Mr. Schmidt officating. Mrs. Seebodie will be buried beside her mother in Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home until the hour of the services, and later at the funeral home on Glenway avenue in Cincinnati.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 21, 1944

Killed By Train.

John M. Harlett, 82, of Fort Recovery, was instantly killed Saturday when struck by a train. Surviving are the widow, five sons, two daughters, 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's church Monday morning, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Death Summons Mary R. Beachler At Greenville.

Mrs. Mary Replogle Beachler, 76, formerly of Union City, died at 6:30 a. m. Wednesday at the St. Clair Home for the Aged in Greenville after an extended illness. She had lived in the home since Jan. 16, 1942. She was a member of the United Brethren church.

Her first husband, James M. Replogle, was pastor of the Greenville United Brethren church from 1910 to 1913 and pastor of the Union City United Brethren church a few years later during the first world war. His death occurred in 1922. Her second husband was the late William Beachler of Union City, school superintendent for several years at Union City, Ohio, West Milton, Ohio, and Decatur, Ind., and a former mayor of Union City, Ohio. He died three years ago at his home on Main street in Union City.

Mrs. Beachler is survived by one son, Lawrence Replogle, assistant superintendent of schools at Columbus, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Hattie B. Markley, of Los Angeles, Cal. Earl Beachler of Union City is a stepson and Mrs. Ray Zicht of Winchester is a step-daughter.

While living in Union City during two periods of her life Mrs. Beachler was active in church work and community activities and made many friends.

The body is at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville where friends may call. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. G. D. Letner of the United Brethren church officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Dayton, where a short chapel services will be held at 3:30 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died - Henry Schaurer, 79, died Monday night at his farm home three miles northeast of Pitsburg [Darke Co., OH] from apoplexy. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, two sons and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the residence Thursday morning, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died - James L. Gibbons, 86, retired farmer, died Wednesday morning at the home of a son, Henry, one mile east of New Weston, following a short illness. He had lived in Darke and Mercer counties for 63 years. Surviving are three other sons, John and Daniel, both of New Weston, and Jesse of Chelsea, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the New Weston Methodist church, with burial in Spring Hill cemetery, Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died - Saylor Cool, 63, died Tuesday at his home northeast of Arcanum from an attack of apoplexy which came upon him while operating a tobacco planter Monday evening. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin township. Surviving are the widow, two sons in the Army Air Force in England and one at home; five daughters, nine grandchildren and a half-sister. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the West Grove Christian church, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that William Saylor Cool was born Feb. 28, 1881 in Franklin Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Isaac Cool and Malinda Hinegardner (both b. in VA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Brakeman Dies.

Willard R. Monroe, 51, of Celina, died in the Otis hospital in Celina Tuesday from injuries received when he fell from the side of a freight train in Lewisburg, Ohio, Monday afternoon. He had been a brakeman for the Cincinnati Northern Railroad 24 years. He is survived by his widow and four sons, three of whom are in the armed services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died - Miss Alice Poling, 64, formerly of Rossburg, died Saturday at Greenville after an extended illness. Surviving are four brothers: James and Dr. J. C. Poling of Ansonia; Frank of Greenville and Isaac of Arcanum. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia, with Rev. Joseph Quick officiating. Burial was in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Helen Marie Kruckenberg, 35, was found dead in bed Saturday afternoon at her home at 510 Washington Avenue in Greenville. The discovery was made by a 12-year-old daughter, Ardeth. Heart attack is given as the cause of death. The husband, Otto Kruckenberg, who operates a milk route, was in Pleasant Hill when he learned of his wife's death. Mrs. Kruckenberg was a former resident of Woodington where she was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, one son, the mother and one sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Woodington church, with Rev. E. Harold Kettner officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died - Mrs. Cora Leota Smith, 74, widow of John C. Smith, former clothing merchant of Ansonia, died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Maude Thatcher, at Middletown, Ohio after a lingering illness. She was a member of the Ansonia Christian church and a charter member of the Eastern Star. Two sisters survive. Funeral services were held at the C. J. Miller residence at 238 East Fourth Street in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, in charge of the Ansonia Eastern Star lodge. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Anna Neargardner, 80, former Versailles resident, died Saturday night at the home of a daughter in Middletown, Ohio, after a long illness. Four sons and six daughters survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Holy Family church in Frenchtown, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Lucille Kuhn, 29, wife of Clifford Kuhn of near Castine, died Monday at the Wayne hospital after an extended illness. The husband and four sons survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Castine Church of the Brethren, with burial in the Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Josephine Delilah Penny, 54, formerly of Greenville, died Monday night at the Stouder hospital in Troy after a year of illness. Surviving are the husband, six sons, five daughter, four grandchildren and two sisters. Funeral services will be held in the Greenville Spiritualist church Thursday at 2 p. m., with burial in Greenville Creek cemetery, south of Bradford.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 22, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Matilda Saylor Long, 65, Gold Star mother of the first World War, and a former Greenville resident, died Sunday at Belle Center, Ohio, following a lingering illness. Her only son, Frederick Long, was killed in the South Pacific July 9, 1943. Surviving are the husband; four daughter, one sister, Mrs. William Cole, of Coletown; three brothers: Cable Saylor of Hillgrove, Ivan and William Saylor of Palestine. Funeral services were held at Bell Center Wednesday, followed by interment there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 23, 1944

Edward D. Lane, 76, Commits Suicide At Home Near Carlos.

Edward D. Lane, 76, retired farmer, committed suicide in the front yard of his home on Carlos route 1 around 10 a. m. Thursday. He shot himself through the head with a double-barrel shotgun. Mr. Lane lived alone and was despondent over ill health.

County Coroner Lowell W. Painter and Deputy Sheriff Lester (Boots) Puderbaugh investigated.

The body was taken to the Welfer funeral home in Richmond where private funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with burial in the Crown Hill cemetery, Centerville.

He was born Aug. 1, 1867, in Ohio, the son of Henry and Amy Lane. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Russell Burris of Carlos route 1; one brother, C. C. Lane of Gratis, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 23, 1944

Heart Attack Claims Life Of Johnathan Baker.

Johnathan Baker, 80, well known farmer, died suddenly at 11:15 last night from heart attack at his home two and one-half miles north of Saratoga. He had lived there for the past 12 years, having come from Darke County, Ohio. Farming was his life occupation, and in it he was successful.

Mr. Baker was born southwest of Union City April 21, 1864, the son of Jesse and Sophia Clear-Baker. He attended the Old No. 4 or Haysville school, and early in life became a farmer. In July 1889 he was married in Union City to Miss Flora Ellen Price who survives him, together with one daughter, Rev. Myrtle I. Baker, of Advance, Ind., and three sons; Virgil E. of Ansonia, Ernest of Arcanum, Ohio, and Emerson of west of Saratoga. Besides these are 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perry and Jesse of west of Union City; four sisters, Mrs. Maud Gullett of north of Saratoga, Mrs. Nettie Stidham of Ridgeville, Mrs. Clara Stidham of Bartonia, and Mrs. Anna Burk of west of Union City.

The body is at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Arrangements for the funeral services have not been completed.

[Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Union City Christian church, with burial in the Union City cemetery.]

[Obituary published on June 26 in addition named the ten grandchildren: Raymond and Leonard of Ansonia; Pvt. Lester Baker of Fort Blanding, Florida; Eugene of Rossburg, Ohio; Richard of Union City; Edward Baker, A. S. of the U. S. Navy stationed at Great Lakes, Illinois; Dale of Arcanum, Ohio; Martha Wayne and Janet Baker of Winchester. In this account his year of birth was given as 1865.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 23, 1944

Died -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bohman of Osgood, Darke County, have received word from the War Department that their son, Sgt. Ernest J. Bohman, 24, was killed in action on the Italian front May 27. He was among the first draftees from Darke County, having been called March 29, 1941. He had been overseas for 23 months and was wounded during the campaign in Tunisia. He had been employed by the Frigidaire Corporation in Dayton. Surviving are the parents, three brothers and three sisters. Memorial services will be held in St. Nicholas church in Osgood Monday at 9:30 a. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, June 23, 1944

Died -- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brown of Greenville, Rural Route Five, have received official word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. Lloyd Brown, 24, was lost on April 20, 1944, when an army transport was sunk by enemy action in the Mediterranean Sea. He entered military service Sept. 24, 1942, and was graduated from the Army Air Force Photographers' School at Lowry Field, Col., in March, 1943. It is believed that he was on his way to Italy when the transport was sunk with a loss of 504 lives. Memorial services for Pfc. Brown will be held Sunday at 4 p. m. at St. John's Lutheran church east of Greenville, with Rev. E. Harold Kettner officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 23, 1944

Infant Walker Dies At Hospital In Indianapolis.

John D. Walker, eleven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Walker, of Ridgeville, died at the Riley hospital, Indianapolis. Wednesday noon.

The body was returned to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville for burial preparation and will be removed to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Walker, Friday afternoon where friends may call.

Besides the parents, he is survived by one sister, Sally Sue; a grandfather, Clarence Fisk; the Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Walker, of Ridgeville, a great-grandfather, Charles Barnard of Indianapolis; and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Walker of Ridgeville.

The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Deerfield M. E. church. Rev. Lowell Wilson, of Noblesville, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be at Lawndale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 26, 1944

One Clear Call To Mrs. Frank In Distant City.

Mrs. Pearl Frank, 71, wife of Rev. W. T. Frank, well known United Brethren minister, of 225 Cedar street, Union City, died suddenly from heart attack in a Bridgeport, Conn., hospital Saturday at 11 p. m. She and her husband had left Union City six weeks ago for Milford, Conn., to visit their daughter, Mrs. Herman Michael, and family. She had been in fairly good health, and her last illness was very brief.

Mrs. Frank was one of seven daughters, born to Frank and Mary Petry-Hart. She was born at Hillgrove, April 16, 1872. Her family soon moved to the Hart farm two and one-half miles northeast of Union City where she grew to womanhood. She attended the Bennett district school.

On April 16, 1891, she was married to Rev. W. T. Frank, a young minister in the United Brethren church, and went with her husband as he served the following pastoral charges: Oak Street, East Dayton and Southern Hills churches, Dayton; Brookville, Farmersville, Middletown, all in Ohio; Peoria, Ill., Tampa, Fla. The last charge was Eaton, Ohio, and upon retiring from the active ministry Rev. and Mrs. Frank came to Union City five years ago and built their cozy, modern home at 225 Cedar street where they lived happily. Three years ago they observed their golden wedding anniversary with a public ceremony in the U. B. church.

In all these pastoral charges Mrs. Frank was a valued helpmate to her husband, giving liberally of her time and energy in the various activities of the church as a consecrated, devoted Christian worker. Upon returning to Union City she continued her church activity, including Sunday school and Missionary society. The news of her sudden death has deeply shocked the entire Union City community.

Mrs. Frank is survived by her husband; her daughter, Mrs. Michael; one son, Paul Frank, a furniture merchant in Dayton. One son, Omer, died at Akron, Ohio, 13 years ago. There are six grandchildren, and the following sisters: Mrs. D. A. Puderbaugh, Mrs. John Armstrong and Mrs. M. B. Armstrong, all of Union City; and Mrs. Preston Onkst of Greenville. One sister, Mrs. Susan Scholl, died six months ago, and another sister, Mrs. Acha Armstrong, several years before. There are two deceased brothers.

The body of Mrs. Frank was brought to Dayton at 9 a. m. today and later to the Brooks funeral home at Union City. Funeral arrangements are not complete but the final services will be held in the Union City United Brethren church, probably Wednesday, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 26, 1944

Died -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ross, 72, formerly of Ft. Jefferson, died Friday afternoon at the home of a son, Ormal Ross, southeast of Greenville after a year's illness. She was the widow of the late Thomas N. Ross and was a lifelong resident of Darke County. Surviving are two sons, 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Daniel Henderson, of Lynn, Ind. Funeral services were held at the Ft. Jefferson Methodist church, with burial in the ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Aug. 4, 1872 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Emsley Henderson and Mary Banta (b. Darke Co., OH). Her husband was Thomas Newton Ross; her two sons were Orme Ross and Harley Ross; her one brother was Daniel Henderson.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 26, 1944

Eva Donohoe Dies At Home In Farmland.

Mrs. Eva Donohoe, widow of Frank Donohoe, died at her home in Farmland about midnight Friday at the age of 77. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chester Wolfe of Farmland, Mrs. Ralph Olvey of Ft. Wayne; two sons, Donald Donohoe of Kankakee, Ill., and Trace Donohoe of Brookly, Mich.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland and funeral services will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 26, 1944

Relative Of Herbert Robbins Killed In Action.

Herbert Robbins, manager of the Morris five and ten cent store in Winchester, has received word that his nephew-in-law, Lt. Lloyd Evers, was killed in action on June 6. Lt. Evers was with the army paratroop division.

Mrs. Evers resides in Muncie and was the former Betty Jo Thornburg of Milgrove, Ind. and the niece of Mr. Robbins.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 1944

Long Illness Fatal To Ansonia Barber.

Roy Whittington, 61, who had operated a barber shop in Ansonia for 36 years and who was also engaged in the poultry business, died Saturday evening at his home following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the widow, Bessie E., two brothers, Herman of Ansonia and _____ of New Weston; four sisters; Mrs. Edward Marker of Greenville, Mrs. Irvin McGee of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Katherine Brinder of Detroit, and Mrs. Harley H___lan of Xenia, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday at 3 p. m. with Rev. Joseph Quick and Rev. R. A. Norris officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that LeRoy Scott Whittington was born Aug. 10, 1882 in Green Co., OH, the son of John R. Whittington (b. VA) and Margaret O'Ferrel (b. Hagerstown, MD).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 1944

Death Closes Busy Life Of Mrs. Clevenger.

After five weeks of illness Mrs. Stephen O. Clevenger, 54, of Harrisville, died at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday in the Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton where she had been a patient for the past month. She had apparently been in good health till May 15, but from that date her condition grew gradually worse until the end, despite the best medical attention and care.

Mrs. Clevenger, who was formerly Miss Mabel Avis McNees, was born in Edgar County, Ill., Oct. 3, 1889, the daughter of William H. and Della Howe-McNees. She lived in that community till she was 22, attending the district school and the high school at Sidell.

On Sept. 26, 1912, she was married at Sidell to Stephen O. Clevenger of four miles west of Union City, and came to the Clevenger home. For the last few years her home was in Harrisville. She was an active member of the Harrisville Christian church, having transferred her membership there from the Methodist church at Hildreth, Ill. She worked in the church , Sunday School, and Ladies' Aid Society.

Mrs. Clevenger was likewise an active member of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle, having held all offices in the Harrisville Temple and having been Grand Guardian Records for the state at the time of her demise. She was active also in the Daughters of America and in the American Legion Auxiliary of Union City. In 1934 she became Vice-Chairman of the Randolph County Republican Central Committee in which capacity her efficiency was attested by the fact that she was elected to the office six times. It was truthfully said of Mrs. Clevenger by one who knew, "She never tired of doing something for somebody else and carrying the burdens of others."

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. William Arthur, of 725 West Elm street, Union City; two sons, John W. Clevenger of 452 North Walnut street, Union City; and Harold R. Clevenger of Council Grove, Kansas. There are also five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Welch and Miss Cecil McNees of Dayton, and Miss Margaret McNees of Metcalf, Ill.; two brothers, Everett McNees of Union City and Loren McNees of Metcalf, Ill; and the stepmother, Mrs. William H. McNees of Lafayette, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the Harrisville Christian church Friday at 2 p. m., with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home till Thursday noon, and at the Clevenger home in Harrisville after that time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 1944

Died --- Mrs. Olive Tullis Anderson, 93, widow of the late Dr. L. C. Anderson and mother of Dr. John C. Anderson, died Saturday afternoon at her home 117 South Broadway after an extended illness. She was born and reared on a farm near Ansonia and was a lifelong member of the Ansonia Christian church. Five nephews and nieces are the immediate survivors. Funeral services will be conducted at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 7, 1944]
Anderson Will Filed In Court.
Greenville, July 7 --- Wayne hospital Greenville, is one of the principal beneficiaries under the will of the late Olive Anderson, Greenville, whose will and three codicils were filed Wednesday in the Darke county probate court.

The testrix was the widow of the late Dr. L. C. Anderson, prominent Greenville physician. The estimated value of her estate is $35,000 including $10,000 in real estate and $25,000 in personal property.

The real estate was left to a nephew, Frank Tullis, of Beaumont, Texas, while cash bequests of $2,000 each were made to four other nephews and nieces, Beryl Collett and Joe Schulze, both of Detroit, Mich.; Milton A. Tullis, Dayton, and Anderson P. Tullis, also of Dayton.

Similar bequests were made to a sister-in-law, Mary Printzing Tulllis, Dayton, and to an Ansonia resident, Maude B. Abbott, who was Mrs. Andersn's housekeeper and nurse.

The residue of the estate is left to the local hospital.

Under the terms of the will and codicils Mrs. Clara C. Crawford, Greenville, will serve as executrix of the estate and the will suggests that her son, Atty. Calvin Crawford, Dayton, be named as her legal advisor.

The will was drawn and signed on November 9, 1931 while the last of the tree codicils was dated October 3, 1941.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 1944

Died --- Mrs. Sarah Jane Smith, 87, widow of the late M. M. Smith who operated a department store in Arcanum for over 50 years, died Saturday night at her home in Arcanum after a lingering illness. Surviving are two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith had lived in Arcanum for 67 years and was an active member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 28, 1944

Died --- Mrs. Ella Weaver, 74, of Richmond died suddenly Saturday night at the home of a brother, James B. Baird, in Greenville where she was visiting. A son and four brothers survive. The body was taken to Richmond pending the completion of funeral plans.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Cpl. Emil Rush Buried In Italy.

Greenville, June 29. --- Cpl. Emil E. Rush, 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chelcie Rush, New Madison, R. R. 2, who was killed in action on the Italian front, has been buried in an American military cemetery south of Rome, it was disclosed in a letter received by his mother from Lloyd E. Langford, assistant division chaplain of the Third Infantry Division, U. S. Seventh Army.

In part the letter reads as follows: "By the time you receive this letter you will have been officially notified of the death of your loved one, Corporal Emil E. Rush, ASN 35132271, who has given his life in the service of his country.

"It was my sad duty to officiate at the burial of Corporal Rush. My purpose in writing is to assure you that he received a Christian burial in keeping with the high principles for which he made the supreme sacrifice. He was laid to rest in a cemetery that is nicely located, and the surroundings have been made as beautiful as possible. His grave is cared for with all the reverent respect and honor which is due our national heroes."

"Please be assured that your loss is also keenly felt by us here. During your sorrow may I offer my kindest sympathy and pray that God's sustaining mercies will be constantly yours. Let us turn to Him in humble trust for a speedy defeat of a dreadful enemy, and the early return of peace to our beloved nation."

"If at any time I can be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to let me know."

Cpl. Rush, who was inducted into the Army two yeas ago, had participated in both the Tunisian and Sicilian campaigns prior to the Italian invasion. He met death on November 11, 1943.

A brother, Glen, 26, serves in the Marine Corps and is now stationed at Santa Anna, Cal.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Aged Yorkshire Physician Dead.

Greenville, June 29 --- Dr. Eli A. Fisher, 80, an active medical practitioner at Yorkshire for the last half century, died at 9:20 a. m. Wednesday at Wayne Hospital here after a four week illness.

Dr. Fisher graduated from the old Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1888 and before locating in Yorkshire practiced at North Star for a short period.

During his extended career he had been actively identified with the Darke County Medical Society and several years ago served as president.

A son of the late Henry and Sarah Peters Fisher, he was born and reared at Lightsville.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Ella; one son, Lloyd, of Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Amy Shumaker, Yorkshire; several grandchildren; one brother, George Fisher, Ansonia funeral director, and a sister, Mrs. Rachel Kershner, who resides at 311 East Fourth street, Greenville.

The body has been removed to the Fisher Funeral Home in Ansonia but pending the arrival of the son no burial arrangements will be completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Caroline Love Dies Following Long Illness.

Mrs. Caroline Coleman Love, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dewey McCracken, near Union City at 6:15 p. m. Tuesday following an illness of several months.

She was a former resident of Lynn and the widow of the late George Love.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. McCracken and Mrs. Leona Kirtley of Richmond; one son, Merl of Richmond; three stepsons, Ottie Love of Lynn, Ollie Love of near Lynn and Orville Love of New Madison, Ohio; four step-daughters, Mrs. Nellie Cooper of near Lynn, Mrs. Edith Reece of Farmland, Mrs. Bernice Carper of near Winchester and Mrs. Edna Thorne of near Lynn; nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson, officiating. Interment will be in the Quaker cemetery, Lynn.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 4 p. m. Thursday after which the body will be removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. McCracken.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Elmer H. Parks Dies At Home In Blountsville.

Elmer Hartis Parks, 70, died at his home in Blountsville Wednesday morning. Surviving are the widow, Rosana; one daughter, Mrs. Babel Poole of Farmland; three sons, Gravel of Mooreland, Clevenger of Losantville and Kenneth of the U. S. Army; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Parker of Modoc; and one half sister and half brother.

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

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will then be taken to the Blountsville Christian church where Rev. Joe Thornburg will conduct services at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Blountsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 29, 1944

Young Wife Buried.

Mrs. Margaret E. Dynes, 19, wife of Pfc. J. W. Dynes, formerly of 715 East Fifth street in Greenville, was buried at Indianapolis Tuesday. She died at the Methodist hospital in that city. Surviving are the husband, who is stationed in North Ireland; a three-weeks-old daughter, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Whitehead of Indianapolis.

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