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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 1, 1944

Bertha Baber Dies Wednesday In Oklahoma.

Mrs. Bertha Ruby Moore Baber, 69, passed away Wednesday evening at her home in Muskegee, Okla.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Anderson of Muskegee, Okla.; and Mrs. Ruby Vineyard of Wichita, Kan. Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home where services will be held Saturday with Rev. Boase officiating.

Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 8 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 2, 1944

Darke County Death.

John Lutz, 83, a retired Monroe township farmer, died Friday at his home in Pitsburg, O., following an illness of several months duration. He leaves three sons and four daughters; Ralph Lutz, and Mary Alice Niswonger, of Greenville; Miss Minnie Lutz of Laura; Ruth Lutz at home; and Mrs. Edith Fellers and Claud Lutz of West Milton. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren with Rev. Swinger officiating. Burial was in the Mote cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that John H. Lutz was born Dec. 8, 1860 in Monroe Twp, Darke Co., OH, the son of Jacob Lutz (837-1927, b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Rebecca Ditmer (1840-1910, b. Darke Co., Oh.) His spouse was Katie Lutz (1861-1911).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 2, 1944

George Miller Dies Thursday; Rites Sunday.

George Miller, 71, passed away at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. He was a former resident of the Spartanburg community and of Lynn, and was a farmer by occupation.

He is survived by the widow, India; three daughters, Mrs. Murlin Hardwick of Richmond; Mrs. Alta Moore of near Lynn, and Mrs. Thelma Hollinger of near Bradford, O.; three sons, Cecil of near Lynn, Basil of Lynn, and Elmer of Richmond; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 9 a. m. Saturday, at which time the body will be removed to the residence near Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 5, 1944

C. Kochersperger Dies At Home Near Salamonia.

Charles Kochersperger, 83, passed away at his farm home, one mile southwest of Salamonia, Sunday at 11:30 p. m. from illnesses following a stroke he suffered on June 20 of this year.

He was born on March 14, 1861 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, the son of Philip and Eva (Wagner) Kochersperger and came to the United States at the age of 11 years. On Feb. 21, 1888 he was married to Mary A. Yeager who preceded him in death of Jan. 3, 1940.

Mr. Kochersperger had farmed his entire life and had lived on the same farm for 56 years. He was the last of a family of four boys.

Surviving are six daughters, Emma Kochersperger of Richmond, Mrs. Edith Theurer of Madison township, Jay county, Anna and Clara Kochersperger, both at home, Mrs. Edna Bibler of Pike township, Jay county, and Mrs. Lydia Weinman of near Chattanooga, O.; three sons, Wibur of near Arcanum, O., Fidella of Richmond, and Leonard of Noble township, Jay county; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One son and daughter are deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the Salamonia Lutheran church, of which he was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. D. R. Honn, pastor of the church. Interment will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Williamson funeral home in Portland, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 5, 1944

County Woman Dies From Fall Down Cellarway.

A fall down a cellarway was fatal to Mrs. Mary V. Engle, 74 years old, widow of the late Albert Engle, Friday evening at her home near Bloomingport.

She is survived by two sons, Elbried of near Lynn, Price, at home; one stepson, Raymond Engle of Jackson, Calif.; two brothers, Jess Hardwick of Williamsburg and Arthur of Lafontaine; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Engle will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Bloomingport Friends church with Rev. Ola Johnson in charge of services. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence after 10 a. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

Bradford Soldier Killed In Action.

The War Department has notified Mrs. Juanita Short, that her husband Pvt. Clarence Short, 23, of Bradford was killed in action in France on Aug. 13.

Pvt. Short entered the armed forces in November, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He was sent overseas last March.

A graduate of Bradford high school, he was employed at the Shade Lumber Company, Piqua, and at a tank factory at Round Head prior to his induction.

Besides his wife, he leaves an eighteen-month-old son; his father, Wilbur Short, of Bradford, and a grandfather, John Short of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

Short Illness Is Fatal To Noah H. Lamb.

Noah Henry Lamb, 73, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Owen Metsker, Losantville at 10:45 o'clock Monday evening, after an illness of only a few hours. He was a resident of Lynn.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Metsker of Losantville, Miss Berth Lamb of Lynn and Mrs. Dorothy Weimer of Livermore, Calif.; two sons, Wilbur of Lynn, John of Farmland; thirteen grandchildren; one brother, Lon Lamb of near Farmland.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and will be returned to Mr. Lamb's home in Lynn where fiends may call after 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Lynn Nazarene church, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Interment was made in the Buena Vista cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

W. J. Collins Dies Following Long Illness.

Wayman J. Collins, 63, passed away at 4:15 a. m. Tuesday at his home two and one-half miles southwest of Ridgeville following an illness of four years duration.

He was born in Jay county the son of Cornelius and Elvania (Thompson) Collins and moved to his present home where he had resided for the past 36 years.

Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Margaret of Richmond and Mrs. Carleton Lesley of Winchester; one son, Olan, of the armed forces in France; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Pettyjohn of Michigan, and one brother, Ara Collins of Michigan, and two granddaughters.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Bear Creek Friends church in charge of Rev. George Addington with John Walter of Farmland assisting. Burial will be in the Ritenour cemetery, Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

William S. Ryan Dies Monday; Rites Wednesday.

William Sherman Ryan, 76, 933 North Meridian street, died Monday. He was a retired Pennsylvania railroad worker.

Surviving are one son, Elmer of Richmond; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Carson, Hartford City; Mrs. Gladys Green, Winchester; Mrs. Bertha Hunt, Winchester; a half brother, Henry Harris, Richmond; a half sister, Mrs. Floyd Snyder, Winchester; twenty-four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Ryan will be held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Fountain City cemetery. Friends may call at the residence any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

Former Resident Dies In Tipton.

Funeral services for William Gartley, 60, a former resident of Winchester, who passed away at his home in Tipton Sunday, were held at the Fraze funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Interment was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Gartley had been employed at the Stockley Brothers factory in Tipton. He is survived by one brother, John Gartley of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 6, 1944

Darke County Death.

James A. Adkins, 72, of 311 Pine street, Greenville, who for over thirty years carried mail on rural routes out of the Greenville post office died at 6 a. m. Saturday at Wayne Hospital after an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Cora, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Viets, of Dayton, and Mrs. Clate Riegle, Ft. Jefferson. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church in Greenville at 2:30 p. m. Monday with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial was at Ft. Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that James Alexander Adkins was born June 19, 1872 at Vandalia, Ill., the son of Riley Adkins (b. Darke Co., OH) and Hester McCool.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 7, 1944

George Kress Dies Suddenly At Dayton.

George W. Kress, 72, formerly of near Stelvideo, died very unexpectedly at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton where he was admitted less than two hours earlier after suffering a heart attack.

He had made his home in Dayton, and vicinity, for several years.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home at Gettysburg, where friends may call after twelve o'clock noon Thursday. Funeral services will be held at two p. m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran church east of Greenville, with burial in the Mote cemetery.

He leaves three adopted children, Walter Bailey, of Union City; Mrs. Russell Hollinger, Greenville, and Mrs. James McNutt, of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Ella Johnson of Piqua, and two brothers, Ed and John Kress, both of Laura R. R.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 7, 1944

Former County Resident Dies In Michigan.

William (Bill) Schafer, 69, passed away at his home in Bronson, Mich. Tuesday evening. Mr. Schafer was a former resident of Randolph county.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anna Heaston and Mrs. Howard Cullum, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Clare Cain of Bluntsville.

Burial will be in Bronson Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 7, 1944

Darke County Death.

A complication of diseases from which he had suffered for the past eighteen months, caused the death of Esta Fox, 63, at 10 p. m. Monday at his home in Weaver's Station. Surviving are his wife, Sarah; four sons, John, Willis, Roy and Robert; three daughters, Mrs. E. G. Brewer, Mrs. Homer Brewer, and Mrs. Carl Coate.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Ora Esta Fox was born Jan. 4, 1881 in Miami Co., OH, the son of George Fox and Mary Riegel. His four sons were John of Circle Hill, OH, Willis of Salinas, CA, Roy of Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Robert at home. His three daughters were Mrs. E. G Brewer of Bradford, OH, Mrs. Homer Brewer of Patterson, CA, and Mrs. Carl Coate of Celina, OH. There were 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 7, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Onda Merle Hank, 48, wife of Russell Hank, of Greenville, died unexpectedly at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Wayne hospital from the effects of a blood clot. Besides the husband she leaves a daughter Mrs. Versal Seaman of New Madison, O., and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Kettner officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 7, 1944

Darke County Death.

George E. Decker, 82, who for several years had operated the Greenville-Piqua bus line, died at 11 p. m. Sunday at his residence after an extended illness. One daughter, Mrs. W. H. Shirley, of Fort Worth, Texas, is the only immediate survivor. Funeral services were held at the Stocker funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. E. V. Loucks officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 8, 1944

Staff Sgt. Tobin Killed In Action While Overseas.

The War Department has officially notified Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tobin, of south of Union City, that their son, Staff Sgt. Robert Tobin, 24, has met his death overseas.

Sgt. Tobin was born on April 9, 1920 on North Union street in Union City. He graduated from Wayne High school and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church. Before entering the service he worked in the Crosley plant in Richmond, and at Wright's Field, Dayton.

He entered the service in March 1942 and received his basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He also trained in Atlantic City, M. J.; San Antonio, Texas; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Tampa, Fla. Sgt. Tobin received his wings at Las Vegas and was one of a group of ten on a B-29 bomber.

He was reported missing in action over Europe since April 29. The last letter that his parents received was written on April 28, the day before he was reported missing. He had been overseas only forty days soon after he had visited his parents at Union City in March.

Besides his parents, he leaves three sisters, Rosemary and Eileen, Dayton, and Mrs. John Kidder, Winchester; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tobin, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 8, 1944

Mother And Son Killed In Accident.

Mrs. Pearl Brotherton, west of Union City received a telegram that her daughter, Mrs. Leona Sherwood, 46, and her grandson, Capt. Ralph Sherwood, 26, were killed in an automobile accident Thursday in South Carolina. Mrs. Sherwood and her son were traveling from South Carolina to their home in Jackson, Miss.

Mrs. Sherwood was born in Arcanum, O. June 8, 1898. Capt. Ralph Sherwood was born in August 1918. He had been serving with the Infantry for the past three years, and was connected with administrative work at a Prisoner of War camp in Hampton, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Jackson State College in Jackson, Miss.

The bodies are expected to arrive at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City Saturday.

[Funeral Services were conducted for Mrs. Leona Sherwood and Capt. Ralph Sherwood, Jr. on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooks funeral home, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was made for both in the cemetery at Selma, Indiana.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 8, 1944

Relative Of City Residents Dies Of Infantile Paralysis.

Word has been received by relatives in Winchester of the death of Robert Wall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Mr. Wall passed away at a Toledo hospital Monday morning from infantile paralysis. He had been stationed in the V-12 Naval Training school at Bowling Green, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Thursday.

He was a great nephew of Charles Wall and a cousin of Postmaster James Wall, both of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 9, 1944

Darke County Death.

Lewis Herschel Karn, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Karn of Greenville, died very unexpectedly after a three-day illness with death being attributed to a blood clot. Besides the parents, he leaves two sisters, Hazel and Judith; and four grandparents. Funeral services were conducted at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison on Friday afternoon with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial was at the Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 14, 1940 near Greenville, OH, the son of Paul Eugene Karn (b. Savona, OH) and Esther Elizabeth Baker (b. Hillgrove, OH). Paternal grandparents were Lewis and Bertha Baker.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 11, 1944

Death Claims Daisy Alexander; Rites Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Meda Alexander, 66, who passed away at her home two and one-half miles south of New Pittsburgh Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock following an illness of three years duration, will be held at the Praise Chapel church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. R.A. Walling officiating and Russel Castle assisting.

She was born Jan. 29, 1878, the daughter of Thomas and Amanda (Jessup) Byrum. On March 6, 1897 she was married to Thomas Alexander who survives her.

Also surviving are one son, Elmer R., three and one-half miles south of New Pittsburgh, one brother, George Byrum, northeast of Portland, and one sister, Mrs. Della Ankst of Union City.

Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery. The body has been returned to the home from the Williamson funeral home in Portland where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 11, 1944

Death Claims A. C. Hinshaw; Rites Monday.

Albert C. Hinshaw, 70, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Russell Skinner, five miles northwest of Richmond, Ind., Friday after an illness of three months.

Mr. Hinshaw was a former superintendent of the Fountain Park cemetery and served in that capacity for fourteen years.

He leaves the daughter, Mrs. Skinner; one son, Ralph of Lynn; one brother, Dr. H. E. Hinshaw of Richmond, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Albright of Winchester and Mrs. Porter Chenoweth of Lynn; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester and will be returned to the residence of Mr. Hinshaw's daughter, Ms. Skinner, at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. Trueblood officiating, at the Maynard and Walker funeral home. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 11, 1944

Darke County Death.

Jack J. Gilbert, 28, formerly of Arcanum, died Wednesday evening at Grove City, O., following an extended illness. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Resta Gilbert, of Arcanum, and four brothers, Giles, Max and Kieth, all of Dayton, and Dick who serves in the armed forces. Services were held Saturday at Arcanum with Rev. G. W. Duckwall officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Last Rites For D. C. Beverly To Be Tuesday.

Daily C. Beverly, 68, died at his farm home a half mile northeast of Lynn Saturday. Funeral services for Mr. Beverly will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Daisy; one sister, Mrs. Maude Hinshaw of Lynn, one brother, George of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Final Rites For Flora Taylor Will Be Tuesday.

Final rites for Flora A. Taylor, 77, who passed away at her home in Farmland Saturday evening, will be held at the residence on West Henry street Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. A. M. Thornburg officiating and Rev. Ross Richey assisting. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Harvey, who is a retired grocery man; one son, Wallace; one brother, Carl Watson of Farmland; and one sister, Mrs. Dallie Cronin.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Benjamin Willis Dies At Home Near Winchester.

Benjamin F. Willis, 69, died at his home southwest of Winchester at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning, after a lingering illness. He was a retired farmer.

He leaves one son, Thomas of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Alwilda Hiatt of Winchester, and Mrs. Dema Mullen of Farmland; three brothers, Henry and Noah of Winchester, and Rufus of Farmland.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparation and has been returned to the home where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Darke County Death.

Miss Ella Waitman, 80, formerly of Greenville and Arcanum, died Friday at the Otterbein Home near Lebanon, after an extended illness. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William Stutz of Clayton, and Mrs. Sarah Warner, Dayton. Services were held Monday at the Clayton U. B. church with burial in Fairview cemetery near Englewood.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Son Of Local Man Reported Killed In Action.

Lieutenant Vernon E. Arnold, son of Earl H. Arnold of Winchester, was killed in action over Berlin on April 29, 1944, according to word received by his father from the War Department.

Lt. Arnold had previously been reported missing in action on that date. It was his first mission. He was a co-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Lt. Arnold entered the army air force on Aug. 10, 1942 and was called to active duty on Feb. 5, 1943, receiving his wings and commission at George Field, Ill. on Dec. 15, 1943.

He was graduated from the Greencastle high school and attended the Central business college and the Hoosier State business college.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 12, 1944

Darke County Death.

One of Darke county's oldest residents, Jacob Fisher, 94, a retired farmer, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Merle Hiestand, north of New Madison. Survivors include one other daughter, Mrs. Charles Carter, Greenville; two sons, John Fisher, Arcanum, and Charles Fisher, Shepherd, Mich.; two step-sons, Clarence Boomershine, Union City, and Will Boomershine, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Milton Hiestand, Arcanum and Mrs. Charles Fisher, Shepherd, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of the daughter near New Madison at 2 p. m. Wednesday with the Rev. Albert Zumbrum officiating. Burial will be in the Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

[Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 16, 1850 in Germany, the son of Henry Fisher and Elizabeth Steigle (both b. in Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 15, 1944

Former Resident Dies In Detroit; Rites Monday.

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Schoenberger, 85, former resident of Union City, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Key, in Detroit, Mich., from the effects of a heart attack.

Mrs Schoenberger, widow of James Schoenberger, lived at 1003 West Oak street, Union City for 35 years, but moved to Detroit in 1940. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church.

Besides her daughter, she leaves one son, James Schoenberger, Detroit, Michigan; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The body is being shipped to Union City, and funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. The place of the services will be announced later. Rev. H. A. Barth will officiate and interment will be made at the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral Home after 10 a. m. Saturday.

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home Monday evening with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 15, 1944

Last Rites For J. A. Crawford To Be Wednesday.

Funeral services for James Allen Crawford, 77, who died at his home northeast of Lynn Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock following an illness of several months, will be held at the Wesleyan church at Long, O. Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Ed Bass officiating. Interment will be in the Long cemetery.

Mr. Crawford is survived by the widow, Nancy; two daughters, Mrs. Ella May Mitchell of Richmond, and Mrs. Magie Jett of near Greenville, O.; one son, George of Lino, O.; one adopted son, Foster Rose, at home; and two brothers, William of Richmond, and Samuel of Pallega, Ky.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 15, 1944

Walter Newman Dies At Home Near Winchester.

Walter E. Newman, 74, passed away at his country home, five and one-half miles southeast of Winchester at 8 a. m. Thursday following an illness of five and one-half months.

Mr. Newman was born in Madison county, the son of Sarah and Heaton Newman. He had resided in Randolph county for the past twenty-five years, living near Lynn and Winchester. He was a member of the Jericho Friends church.

Surviving are the widow, Pearl; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton Castor of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Emma Powell of Dayton, O.; six sons, Eugene, at home, Albert of the U. S. army in Oklahoma, Pleasant and Can, both of New Castle, Harold of the armed forces in the Pacific, and Glen of the armed forces in France; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Sugar Grove church with Rev. Oscar Workings officiating. Burial was made in the Sugar Grove cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 16, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Clara Maude Hill, 64, widow of the late Ohmer Hill, of Franklin township died Wednesday at Piqua hospital where she had been taken for observation. She leaves one son, Emerson Hill, Bradford; her mother, Mrs. Aroma Coate, near Bradford; and three grandchildren. Services were held at the Beech Christian church Friday, and burial was at the Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Death Claims Lizzie Coate.

At the St. Clair Home, Mrs. Lizzie Coate, 91, passed away Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock having been ill for only a few days. Until 1934 Mrs. Coates was a well-known dress maker in Union City.

She was born December 11, 1852 in Greenville township; her parents were John and Elizabeth Shirey-King. Mrs. Coate was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Her husband Joseph Coate, and two sons, Lee and Fern, preceded her in death many years ago. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews.

The funeral services will take place Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Miller Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. The burial will be at the Union City cemetery about 3 o'clock. After 8 o'clock tonight friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 11, 1852 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John King (b. PA) and Elizabeth Shirey (b. PA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Hold Graveside Rites For Former Teacher.

The ashes of Miss Olive Tillson, Berkeley, California, have been received by Mrs. Irvin Stump, and burial is arranged for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Sept. 24, at Bethel, Indiana. Graveside services are being planned by Mrs. Florence Anderson, president of the East Lawn Bethel Cemetery Association.

Miss Tillson, a former teacher in Union City West Side high school, passed away May 10th, after a few months of failing health. She was eighty years old. Ten years ago she completed a world tour. At that time she was California's delegate to the international meeting of the Women's Christian Temperance Union at Stockholm, Sweden. Miss Tillson was an accomplished musician, and taught music and English in California High Schools for a number of years. Cousins, only, survive her, several residing in Union City, Winchester, Lynn, Hollansburg, Bethel and Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Enos W. Lorton Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack.

Enos W. Lorton, 67, life long resident of the Union City community, died suddenly Saturday at 6:45 p. m. at his home 3 miles southwest of this city. His death was attributed to coronary occlusion.

Mr. Lorton was born Sept. 6, 1877 in Jackson Township, Darke County, Ohio. His parents were James and Elisabeth Gard-Lorton. In 1911 he married Elsie Warren at Union City. He was a well-known farmer and thresher in this community.

Besides his wife, Elsie, he leaves one stepson, Roy Warren, Union City, rural route; one step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wickersham, Union City, rural route; two step-grandsons, Corp. Floyd Wickersham, Fort Stevens, Oregon, and Duane Wickersham, Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Calvin Russ and Mrs. Sarah Dixon, both of Union City; and one brother, Lewis Lorton, Union City rural route.

His body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to his residence Tuesday noon where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Fraze Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be at the Lisbon cemetery.

[From Obituary published Oct. 5 - In 1896 he married Marie Leahey. She passed away in 1908. on Aug. 6, 1910, he married Elsie Warren. He was childless. He was also survived by one foster grandson, Richard M. Warren, and one foster granddaughter, Clarabelle Warren. There are two step-great-granddaughters, Peggy Anne and Myra Jean Wickersham, all of or near Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Rites Today For Mary Brown.

After a long illness, Mrs. Mary A. Brown, 85, died Sunday at the home of her son, Harry Brown, 328 Market street, Union City.

Mrs. Brown lived all her life in this community. She as born Oct. 4, 1858 in Darke County. Her parents were Henry W. and Margaret Clouser-Finrock. She married John G. Brown in Gettysburg, Ohio, who died in 1920.

She leaves the one son, Henry and e grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the United Brethren church with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating, and burial will be at the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home until the time of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Zona Clopp [Clapp], 73, widow of the late Charles Clopp died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Young, three miles southwest of Hillgrove, after a six-week illness. Mrs. Clopp was a former resident of Weaver's Station. Surviving are two other daughters, Wanda Clopp and Mrs. Daisy Taylor, both of Dayton; one son, Harley of Weaver's Station. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church in Weaver's Station Sunday with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial was at Ft. Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Ella Zona Clapp was born May 12, 1871 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of William Springer (b. Elkhart, IN) and Martha Angbourne (b. Whitewater, IN). Her husband was Charles Smith Clapp.][A 1936 Directory of Darke Co. state her name as Clopp.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 18, 1944

Darke County Death.

William Stiles, 74, a retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday at the home of a son, Lawrence, four miles northwest of Versailles from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He leaves four other sons, Walter and Charles, of Versailles; Lewis Henry, of Lewisburg, and James. Services were conducted at the Miller Funeral home in Versailles Sunday with Rev. Lawrence Dreider officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Rites today for Alvin Day.

Alvin Luther Day, 52, resident of Jackson Twp., died at 10:30 p. m. at the Randolph County hospital after a short illness. For the past twelve years Mr. Day had been employed around Union City.

He was born April 12, 1892, in Kentucky. For the last six months he had been employed by Howard Linn as a farm laborer. Previous to that he had been employed by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, Winchester.

His only immediate survivor is one sister, Mrs. Maggie Brooks, Salt Lick, Ky. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the Fraze Funeral Home, with Rev. H. G. Perry, of Salamonia, officiating. Burial will be at New Pittsburgh cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral Home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Mrs. Mason Dies At South Bend.

Mrs. Cora Mason, 62, daughter of Mrs. Saddie F. Price, of Union City, died at her home in South Bend at 2 a. m. this morning, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Mason was born Sept. 10, 1882, near Anderson; her parents were Edward and Saddie Scott-Turner. In 1927 she married James Mason, and has made her home in South Bend for the past several years.

Besides her mother, she leaves her husband, James; one brother, Robert Turner, Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Stokes, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Mrs. Laura Lewis, Indianapolis.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Death Claims Laura Paris; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Laura Paris, 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adrian Miller, in Farmland, at 7 o'clock Monday evening. She was the widow of Bert Paris.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. John Lamb, Miss June Paris, all of Farmland, Mrs. Ruth French and Mrs. Herbert Shannon of Muncie; two brothers, John Craig of Farmland, and Melvin Craig of Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Farmland Christian church, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. A. M. Thomas. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland and will be returned to the home of Mrs. Miller Tuesday afternoon, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 21, 1944

Robert Springer Killed In Action

Robert Eugene Springer, 18, son of Ralph Springer, Dayton, is reported killed in action in France August 25. Pvt. Springer was serving in a Tank Battalion. His mother was the late Leona Miller-Springer who was a nurse at the Union City hospital.

Just before he entered the service Pvt. Springer visited his aunts, Mrs. S. E. Woodbury, Mrs. F. A. Barnum, Mrs. Harry Good, and Miss Belle Miller, and his uncle, W. L. Miller, in Union City.

He was inducted into the service in September, 1943, just following his 18th birthday. He received his basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky., and also trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. In February of 1944 he was sent overseas and was stationed in England. Sometime after the invasion he was sent to France.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 21, 1944

Ralph Ertle Shoots Couple - Kills Self - Betty Clair And Lonnie Spear In Critical Condition At County Hospital.

A love triangle came to a grim end last night when Ralph Ertle, 34, a Winchester glass worker, jealous because his sweetheart was going with another man, shot and seriously wounded Betty Jean Clair, 35, and Lonnie Spear, 43, both of Winchester, then turned the .32 caliber revolver on himself, ending his life around 11:15 p. m.

The shooting fracas took place at the Clair home on 431 South West street, Winchester. Spear resided at 703 East Short street, Winchester, and was employed at the Beeson country club in Winchester.

Spear had taken Mrs. Clair to Union City to see a doctor and upon their return to Winchester had just entered the Clair home when Ertle entered the house and shot first Spear, then Mrs. Clair, according to Mrs. Clair as told to Sheriff Kora Davis.

Ertle then shot himself at such a close range that his shirt was still on fire when he was found laying in the southwest corner of the living room. The bullet entered his body just below the heart.

Mrs. Clair had gone out in front of her house where she was found laying on a cement walk. Following the shooting Mr. Spear went to the home of Dan Stanley, 433 South West Street, a next door neighbor to Mrs. Clair, attempting to arouse him for help.

Upon being interviewed Mr. Stanley stated that he was first awakened when he heard cries for help and heard someone say that they were dying. Before going out of doors Mr. Stanley said he looked at the clock; at that time it was 10:55 a. m.

Stanley then went to the Clair home and asked Mr. Spear if he could drive uptown to report the shooting to the police. Spear then drove uptown where he contacted night watchman, Ernest Spear, who in turn located city policemen, Basham and Silvers.

Sheriff Davis was notified and along with Basham went to the Clair residence and Silvers drove Spear to the hospital in Mr. Spear's automobile. Mr. Spear entered the hospital at 11:15 p. m. according ti hospital records.

Arriving at the Clair home Davis and Basham went to a neighboring house, called an ambulance and summoned County Coroner Lowell W. Painter. Sheriff Davis stated that Ertle died momentarily following his and Basham's arrival on the scene.

Davis talked with Mrs. Clair and Spear and each one individually said Ertle had shot them. Mrs. Clair was taken to the Randolph County hospital in the city police car and was admitted at 11:25 p. m.

She has been a resident of Winchester for three and one-half months, having moved here from Union City. She was a music teacher and was employed as a telephone operator in Winchester previous to a recent accident in Union City.

Found pinned on a curtain of the front door of her home was a note which had evidently been left for an expected caller and which read, "Some friends have taken me to the doctor in Union City. Back soon," signed Betty.

The victims were struck in the abdomen. Attaches reported that each was in critical condition. Ertle fired only three shots from the gun.

The body of Ertle was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester, where private funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Mooreland cemetery.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Bessie Ertle of Winchester; four brothers, Ernest Marion, Lester and Ray, all of Winchester; and one sister, Mrs. Cromle of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 21, 1944

Adda Pierson Dies Wednesday At Hospital.

Mrs. Adda L. Pierson, 77, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 2 a. m. Wednesday following an illness of several weeks duration.

Surviving are one son, Frank of Delanto, Cal., two sisters, Mrs. Laura Beoddy of Lynn, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Emma Chenoweth of Englewood, Cal.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Friday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Interment will be in the Earlham cemetery in Richmond.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 22, 1944

Betty Clair, Shooting Victim, Dies At Hospital.

A triple shooting which authorities credited to a love triangle had claimed two lives today.

Mrs. Betty Clair, 34, who was shot by Ralph Ertle, 34, yesterday, died at 11:30 o'clock last night at the Randolph County hospital. Ertle also shot her man companion, Lonnie Spear, 43, before turning the gun on himself and ending his own life.

Mrs. Clair was struck in the abdomen and an emergency operation was performed following the shooting. Her condition became steadily worse. Her body was taken to a mortuary at Greenville, O., her former home where funeral services will be held.

Spear's condition is still critical, hospital attaches reported this morning. He also underwent an operation in an attempt to save his life.

Private funeral services for Ertle will be conducted a 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fraze mortuary with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Mooreland cemetery.

The shooting took place when Ertle called at the Clair residence on South West street and found Spear in her company. Ertle shot Spear and then fired a .32 caliber revolver at Mrs. Clair, hitting both in the abdomen. Ertle shot himself just below the heart and died momentarily following the arrival of Sheriff Kora Davis and City Policeman Basham.

In yesterday's paper it was stated that Mrs. Clair had been an employe of the Eastern Indiana Telephone company and according to the chief operator Mrs. Clair was not employed there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records has a conflict with the surname. Their records state that Betty Jeanne Clain was born Dec. 28, 1908 in Humble, Texas, the daughter of John William Miller and Mary Elizabeth Stewart. She was married and her husband was Ed. Clain. No other relatives reported.]

[Believe the name Clair is the right name.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 22, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Frances Huber, 89, died Monday evening at her home in Osgood after a lingering illness from heart trouble. Immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Dirksen, Osgood; Mrs. H. H. Leugers, Maria Stein and Mary Huber, at home, and three sons, Frank H. Huber, North Star; Joseph Huber, Minster; and Henry Huber, Newport. Funeral services were held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the St. Nicholas church with Rev. Father Louis Bergheger officiating. Burial was in St. Martin's cemetery, near Osgood.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 22, 1944

"Eck" Newman Dies Thursday In Hospital.

Henry A. (Eck) Newman, 74, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at noon Thursday following a long illness.

Surviving are four step-daughters, Rosa Toll of New Castle, Gladys Cade of Detroit, Mich., Ruth Detro of Winchester, and Barbara Flick of Selma; one step-son, John V. Smith of the U. S. army; and one granddaughter.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparations, and where friends may call after 10 a. m. Friday.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial will be in the Centerville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 23, 1944

Young Mother Dies Suddenly.

Mrs. Mary Blackford, 19, wife of George Blackford who is serving with the armed forces overseas, died of complications from influenza at 5 p. m. last night at her home at 714 West Pearl street, Union City, after an illness of only a few days.

Besides her husband she leaves a 17 months old son, Wayne Eldon; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Golditz, Union City; her father, Lewis Golditz, Pittsburg, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Charles Crawford, Pittsburg, Ohio; and three half-sisters.

She was born in Montgomery County, Sept. 14, 1925.

Funeral services at 2 p. m. Monday at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 23, 1944

Darke County Death.

Amos Goubeaux, 70-year-old Patterson township farmer, died Wednesday at his home three miles north of Versailles following a lingering illness. He leaves his wife, Emma; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine King, Dayton; Mrs. Alma Stammen, New Weston; Mrs. Frances Dapore, Versailles; and Loretta Goubeaux, at home; five sons, Clarence and Cletus, Versailles; Albert and Virgil, serving in the U. S. army; and Orville, in the navy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at Holy Family church at Frenchtown, with the Rev. Father Charles O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 25, 1944

Ansonia Farmer Dies Saturday.

Peter Riegle, 69, retired Ansonia farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Bickle, three miles north east of Ansonia, at six p. m. Saturday, after an illness of three months.

Mr. Riegle lived all his life near Ansonia; he was born January 1, 1875, the son of Daniel and Lydia Lyons-Riegle. He was a member of the Ansonia Christian church and was very active in the Grange.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Christian church with Rev. Noble Schlecty officiating. Burial will be at the Ansonia cemetery. The body has been taken from the Fisher funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Besides his daughter, he leaves one grandson, and two sisters, Mrs. Leotta Corwin, and Mrs. William Heater, both of Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 26, 1944

Death Claims Mrs. Stemmer; Rites Thursday.

After an extended illness Mrs. Elizabeth L. Stemmer, 56, 528 North Walnut street, Union City, died Monday at 12:45 p. m. at the Randolph County hospital.

Mrs. Stemmer, who had been a resident of Union City for the past 37 years, was born in Greensburg, Indiana, July 8, 1888. She was married to Fred Stemmer in Union City in 1912.

Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Keith Passmore, Union City; two sons, Pfc. Fred Stemmer, Italy, and Corp. Carl Stemmer, France; one son-in-law, Sgt. Keith Passmore, France; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Clark, and Mrs. Charles Meredith, both of Greensburg; one brother, Fred Hessler, Greensburg; and three half-brothers, Sam Spencer, Union City, John Spencer, Detroit, Michigan, and Henry Hessler, Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the United Brethren church at 2 p. m. with Rev. Ralph Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be made at the Union City cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence Wednesday noon where friend may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 26, 1944

Louisa Potter Dies Following Long Illness.

Louisa Potter, age 64, died at her home one mile east of Deerfield Sunday evening at 10 o'clock following an illness of eight years.

Mrs. Potter was born in Pike township, Jay county Oct. 17, 1879, the daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Whitenack) Garringer. She was united in marriage in September of 1897, to Henry Potter who died Dec. 18, 1936. Most of her life was spent in Randolph county.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Leona Reitenour, at home, and Mrs. Eugene Emery of Modoc; one son, Ora Potter of Wayne township, Jay county; six grandchildren; three brothers, Benjamin, Morton and James Barringer, all of Pike township, Jay county. One son, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home in Portland for burial preparation and was returned to the home Monday afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Deerfield Methodist church, with Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 27, 1944

Plan McClure Rites Thursday At Residence.

Rites will be held Thursday for William W. McClure who died very suddenly at his home at 627 North Columbia street, Union City. The services will be held at the residence at 2 p. m. and Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate. Interment will be made at the Greenville Mausoleum.

His death came as a great shock to the community. On Monday Mr. McClure had supervised work on his farms and had been at his office, at the First Security company, and in the evening he had attended the Elks club. Yesterday he was getting ready to go to his business, when he felt a little ill and decided to rest, and his death came only a short while later.

Mr. McClure was born Sept. 2, 1879 five miles south of Union City on the state line; he was the son of John and Flora Wasson McClure. In February of 1902 he married Mamie Kerst.

He attended Ohio Northern University and Ohio State, and was a member of the Christian church. He was an active member of the Union City Elks club and of the Masonic Lodge. For the past several years he had been president of the First Security company whose main office is here in Union City and he supervised the offices in Greenville, Troy, Richmond, and Dayton.

Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, Kenneth and John, both of Troy; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Virginia McClure, Billy McClure, Diane, and Donny Murray.

The body will be taken from the Brooks funeral home to the residence Wednesday evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 27, 1944

Darke County Death.

As a result of an illness lasting for the past several months, Veronica Ashman, 82, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Marker, at Poular Ridge, Saturday afternoon. Besides her daughter, she leaves one son, Harry Ashman, Celina; twenty-eight grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at the East Zion church located on the Gettysburg road. Rev. Herman Peffley officiated, and interment was made in the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Veronica Catherine Ashman was born Oct. 8, 1861 in Vandalia, ILL., the daughter of Jacob Fralich and Sophia Caron (both b. in Germany. She was the widow of William Ashman who died in Dec. 1940.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 28, 1944

Jacob Halladay Dies Wednesday.

Jacob Halladay, 78, well known Washington township farmer died Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home, two and one half miles west of Coletown, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Halladay was born in Fort Wayne on April 1, 1867; but had lived at his late residence for the past 33 years. He was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren.

He leaves his widow, Maggie; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Burkett, Franklin, Ohio; three sons, Ralph, Union City, rural route 3; Paul, North Manchester and Homer, at home; six grandchildren; one brother, Sam Halladay, Greenville; and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Baker, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EWT) at the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile and Rev. Theodore Eley officiating. Interment will be made at the Greenville cemetery. The body will be taken from the Miller funeral home at Greenville to the residence and friends may call after Friday afternoon.

[Miller Funeral Home Records has no published record of this burial.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 28, 1944

Death Claims George Kraft; Rites Friday.

George M. Kraft, 85, passed away at the home of his son, earl, five miles north and on-half mile east of Winchester Tuesday evening at 6:15 o'clock, following a lingering illness of seventeen years duration.

He was born Jan. 20, 1859, the son of Jacob and Catherine (White)Kraft, and has resided in this vicinity for the past seventeen years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the White River Christian church.

Surviving are the son, Earl, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. N. B. Herrell. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

The body will be returned to the son's home at 5 p. m. this evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 28, 1944

Darke County Casualty Listed.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Pease, 24, Arcanum, was listed as killed in action in France on Sept. 9. He was the son of Mrs. Daisy Pease and was inducted into the armed forces in October of 1941, and after his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, was sent to Iceland. He was transferred to England and was later assigned to active duty in France. Besides his mother, he leaves one brother, Sgt. Howard Pease, who is stationed in California, and a sister, Etta May, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 29, 1944

Infant Daughter Dies At Residence.

Susan Lee Daggett, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Daggett, 3 miles south west of Union City, died this morning at her home at 3 o'clock. She was born Sept. 12, at the Union City hospital. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William E. Weaver, near Union City.

She will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence Friday evening where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 30, 1944

Death Claims C. Bromagen; Rites Monday.

Clarence W. Bromagen, 73, of Market street, Union City, died at his home at 6:45 a. m. Saturday, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Bromagen was born in Wilson county, Kans., January 12, 1871, but he lived most of his life in Darke county, O. On June 17, 1871, he married Sarah Flory. For several years he was a member of the school board of Washington township, Darke county. About five years ago he moved to Union City.

He leaves his widow, Sarah; three sons, Irv of Union City, Leroy of Greenville, O., and Glen of Taylorsburg, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Shade of Union City, thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in he Snell cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 30, 1944

Pearl A. Young Dies At Home In Ridgeville.

Mrs. Pearl A. Young, 41, passed away at her home on North Sheridan street, Ridgeville, at 12:50 a. m. Friday following an illness of two years duration.

She was born April 14, 1903, the daughter of Burt and Retta (Price) Murphy, in Macendon, Ohio. On Feb. 25, 1924 she was married to O. M. Young, who survives her.

Other survivors are the following children: Mrs. Betty Poling of Portland, Jeanne, Robert, Paul, Edward, Lavada and Jerry, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Edith Landis of Hartford City; four brothers, Elsworth Murphy of Ridgeville, Henry Murphy of Dunkirk, and Ernest Murphy of Brian.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Oakgrove church five miles north of Redkey, Sunday at 2 o'clock.

The body will be returned to the home from the Williamson funeral home in Portland Friday evening, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 30, 1944

Herman Turner Dies Following Short Illness.

Herman Earl Turner, 56, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herschel Million, 715 Beeson Drive, Winchester, at 5:15 p. m. Thursday, after an illness of one week. He was a resident of Richmond, and a former resident of Fountain City.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Million, Mrs. Hazel Edwards of Spencer, Ind., and Mrs. Agatha Marie Johnson of Richmond; one son, Ernest Henry of Bristol, Conn.; the mother, Mrs. Emily Watkins of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Herschel and Herbert, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Maude Williams of Seattle, Wash.; and sixteen grandchildren.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 2, 1944

Greenville Man Found Dead In Overturned Auto.

An 81-year-old Greenville man, Edwin McGauley, was found dead at 10 a. m. Saturday in his automobile, which had overturned in a shallow ditch bordering state route 118, the Greenville-Ansonia road, approximately one mile south of the latter town.

The discovery was made by two young sons of John Riegle whose farm is nearby, and Sheriff Arthur Hartle was immediately notified.

During a subsequent investigation another neighboring farm resident, Mrs. William Detling, disclosed that she had heard a crash shortly after sundown Friday - around eight o'clock - and the condition of the body indicates that the fatal accident may have occurred at that time. The fact that the car's lights were still burning further indicates that the crash occurred after dark.

At the scene of the accident the state highway department is widening and improving a culvert over the ditch and detour signs stands at road intersections both north and south of the culvert.

However, McGauley evidently did not notice, or ignored the signs, and also flare signals which had been placed at the scene of the highway project.

McGauley formerly operated a farm north of Ansonia in Allen township and it is thought that he was en route to his former home for a visit with friends.

Deputy Sheriff Ervin Pequignot expressed the belief that the aged man was unaware of the road repairs until he suddenly noticed a parked highway department truck directly in front of his auto.

It is presumed that he jammed on the brakes and skidded in fresh gravel and swerved from the road, overturning in the ditch.

The wrecked auto was almost invisible from the main highway and but for the fact that the boys were playing along the road the accident might possibly have not been discovered until state employes resumed work on the culvert nest Monday morning.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born May 22, 1862 in County Longford, Ireland; no parents given. He was a widower (Josie McGauley) and a retired C & N railroad worker. He was buried on Oct. 3rd. At St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH. Unnamed nephews survived.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 2, 1944

Porter A. Dailey Dies Saturday.

Porter A. Dailey, 86, well-known lumberman, died at his residence at 323 North Columbia street, Union City, at 5 p. m. Saturday, after an illness of three weeks.

He was born at Hamilton, O.,on January 17, 1857. He was married to Eliza Denton who preceded him in death seven years ago. He was a former resident of Saratoga, and for the past twenty-five years has resided in this city. Since the death of his wife he has lived with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Turner. Until three years ago he owned and operated a saw-mill at Portland. His only immediate survivors are nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home and burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 2, 1944

Death Claims Infant.

Richard Heitzman, six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Heitzman, died early Sunday morning at the Union City hospital. He was born on August 21, in Chicago. Interment will be made at Niagara Falls, New York. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heitzman, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 3, 1944

Lt. Weimer Killed In Plane Crash In South Dakota.

Lt. Robert Weimer, 23, Navigator Bombardier on a B-29, was killed as the result of an airplane accident near Phillip, South Dakota on Sept. 28. The telegram, which was received by his mother, Mrs. Ethel Mae Weimer, Union City, stated that the delay in notifying here was occasioned by the fact that the accident occurred a considerable distance from the nearest installation, and much time was consumed in gaining access to the wreckage and returning the remains to Rapid City, South Dakota.

He was born on June 5, 1921, in Union City. His father Clyde Weimer recently passed away. Lt. Weimer attended the East Side grade school, and graduated fro high school at Springfield, Ohio.

On July 13, 1942, he entered the service at Wright Field, at Dayton, and received his training at Clovis, New Mexico. He received his commission in the early summer and at the time of the accident he was stationed at Kearney, Neb.

Besides his mother, he leaves four brothers, Weldon, Union City; Harry, Springfield, Ohio; and Pfc. William Weimer, serving in France; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Weimer, Union City; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 4, 1944

Robert Collins Killed In Action.

Word has been received that Pfc. Robert J. Collins, 25, son of Mrs. Agnes Brady Collins, and the late Eldon Collins, Union City, was killed in action, Sept. 8, in France. Memorial military services were held at 8 a. m. Tuesday, at the St. Mary's Catholic church at Fort Recovery, Ohio.

Pfc. Collins was inducted into the Army October 20, 1941 from Darke county, Greenville, Ohio. He received his training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and left for overseas duty Feb. of 1942. He served 17 months in Iceland and was later stationed in England and Northern Ireland. He was sent to France July 7.

Surviving besides the mother are; one sister, Marcelline; six brothers, Joseph and Gerald at home; John, serving with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific, and Edward, Charles and Paul, all of Muncie, and the grandmother, Mrs. Mary Brady.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 4, 1944

Last Victim Of Shooting Spree Dies In Hospital.

The hand of death struck the last victim in the love triangle shooting of Sept. 21, claiming the life of Lonnie Spear, 43, at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Randolph County hospital.

Mr. Spear had been in a critical condition since the fatal night when Ralph Ertle shot Betty Clair, Spear, then fatally wounded himself. Mrs. Clair died the following day.

Mr. Spear was struck in the abdomen and an emergency operation was performed following the shooting but his condition became steadily worse.

Mr. Spear was born in North Carolina. He had resided in Randolph county for the past twenty years and was employed at the Beeson Park golf course.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

There are no immediate survivors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 4, 1944

Darke County Death.

Miss Kate Ribble Garst, 88, a resident of Greenville, died at her home Sunday afternoon after a short illness. One sister, Mrs. Joseph Menke, Greenville, and nephews and nieces are the only surviving relatives. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Philip Hull officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 18, 1856 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Henry C. Garst (b. Fincastle, VA) and Miranda Hufnagle (b. Hummelstown, PA). She was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 4, 1944

Emma J. Taylor Dies In Kentucky; Rites Wednesday.

Ema June Taylor, 84, died at the home of her son, Arthur V. Taylor, in Newport, Ky., Monday noon. She was the widow of Charles N. Taylor, Civil War veteran.

She is survived by two sons, Harry of Cleveland, O., and Arthur V., at whose home she died; one grandson, Charles W. of Freeport, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Meyers of near Deerfield.

The body was brought to the Middleton funeral home where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Ritenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 4, 1944

Former Resident of Winchester Dies In Dayton.

Mrs. Roscoe Miller, 47, of Dayton, O., formerly Miss Camille Hamilton of Winchester, died at her home in Dayton Saturday. Funeral services were held in Dayton Tuesday at 1 p. m.

Surviving are the husband; one son, Francis Miller of Dayton; and two brothers, Joe Hamilton, Jr., and John Hamilton, all of Winchester; and two grandchildren.

Winchester relatives attended the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 5, 1944

Brief Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. Klem.

Mrs. Mary Ann Klem, 86, life-long resident of Union City, died Wednesday noon at her home, at 529 North Union street, after an illness of only three days.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1858, in Union City, the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Ann O'Conner. She was married to Peter Rhoades, who died about forty years ago, and later she married Leo Klem who passed away fifteen years ago. Two sons, John Klem and Peter Rhoades preceded her in death.

For about twenty years Mrs. Klem was tailoress at the Kirshbaum company. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, also a member of the Rosary society.

Her only immediate survivors are one son, B. F. Rhoades, Dallas, Texas, and Six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church, with Rev. Father A. Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the Brooks funeral home to the residence this evening where friends may call.

[After the services the body was intered at the church cemetery. John Byrne, Carl Bailey, Jack Wallace, Martin Koontz, George Scheiss and A. P. Gruber served as pallbearers.

Among those from out of town attending the services were: John, and Bernard Klem, of Fort Wayne; Paul Klem, and Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Weinand, of Gary; Mr. And Mrs. Dale Hand, and Mrs. Walter Thayer, Peru, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bailey, Mrs. Robert Klem, Miss Kathryn Ray Towland and Mrs. Julia Klem, Indianapolis; Uaurence and Ann Mulvihill, James, Anna, and Mrs. Mary Malay, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Manier, and Mrs. Roger Landoor, Dunkirk.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 5, 1944

Darke County Death.

Jacob Walter, 77, a former resident of Ansonia died Sunday at Kenton. He leaves two sons, Kenneth and Clyde Walter, and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Loy, all of near Ansonia. Funeral services were held Wednesday.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Jacob J. Walter was born in Darke Co., OH, the son of Louis Peter Walter (b. Germany) and Rachel Peters (b. Marion Co., OH). He was buried in the Ansonia Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 5, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Leora E. Packens, 64, died Tuesday at her residence in Greenville after a short illness. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Spencer funeral home at Belpre, O. Immediate survivors include a son, Guy, Parkersburg, W. Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Tressie Chancey and Mrs. D. A. Dutur, Greenville, and Mrs. Paul M. Bee, California.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 6, 1944

Ted O'Connor Rites Saturday.

Funeral services for Timothy (Ted) O'Connor, 83, who died Thursday morning will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at the St. Mary's Catholic church, Union City, with Rev. Father Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. O'Connor was born on the farm one-half mile southwest of Union City, the son of John and Hannah O'Connor, where he has lived all his life. Wednesday afternoon he was taken to the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond where he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He leaves only nieces and nephews, Laurence O'Connor, John O'Connor, Miss Nora O'Connor, and Mrs. LaVerne Conrad, of Union City; Ted O'Connor, Richmond; and Mrs. Anna Stack, San Bernadino, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 6, 1944

Mother Of Local Teacher Dies In Hospital Wednesday.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Charles B. Myers, 66, of near Pennville, who died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Jay County hospital.

Mrs. Myers is the mother of Glen Myers, a teacher in the local high school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 6, 1944

Darke County Death.

Charles T. Price, 70-year-old Van Buren township farmer died Tuesday at his home four miles east of Jaysville. He leaves a wife, Grace; six step-children, Mrs. Harold Passon, and Robert, Charles and Junior Hale, all of Greenville; Mrs. Nannie Burnett, Gratis; and Mrs. Rosella Loupas, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville, with Rev. G. D. Letner officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 7, 1944

Sudden Heart Attack Fatal To John Losh

John F. Losh, 69, of 539 West Washington street, Winchester, passed away at his farm thirteen miles northeast of Winchester as a result of a sudden heart attack which he suffered at 11 o'clock Friday morning.

Mr. Losh and his wife had gone to their farm to do some jobs around the farm and was mowing the yard when he suffered a heart attack. Mr. Losh went into the house a couple of times and lay down. The second time he lay down he died before a doctor could arrive.

He was practically a life-long resident of Randolph county although he was born in Jay county. He was a former oil operator, he and his son having had the Losh and Son Oil company in Winchester until 1931. Since retiring from the oil business he has looked safer his farm. In the earlier years, he had a shoe store and barber shop at New Pittsburg in the northern part of the county.

He leaves the widow, Hannah, one son, Virgil of Winchester; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James Pratt of Ridgeville and Mrs. William Croyle of New Pittsburgh.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Herbert Boase of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was made in the Fountain Park Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1944

Darke County Death.

A heart attack caused the sudden death of John Maurer, 69, at 3:30 a. m. Monday at his farm home, two miles southwest of Woodington. Surviving are his wife, Mary; one foster-son, George Harless, New Madison; a foster-daughter, Mrs. Walter Duvall, Ansonia. Services will be held at 10 a. m. at the Miller funeral home Thursday with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Oct. 7, 1875, in Darke Co., OH),the son of Joseph Maurer and Leah Kneisley (both b. Darke Co., OH). He was also survived by three brothers, Earl Maurer, Bradford, OH., Dan Maurer, West Milton, OH and Ora Maurer, Piqua, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1944

Darke County Death.

Jacob A. Pentz, 81, dropped dead at 6:30 p. m. Sunday in a hallway at the Young hotel in Greenville where he had resided for the last two years. He leaves one step-daughter, Mrs. J. A. Adkins, Greenville; one son, William G. Pentz, Wadsworth, O.; a daughter, Mrs. David E. Byers, Richmond. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be at Ft. Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 22, 1858 at New Madison, OH, the son of William Pentz (b. Harrisburg, PA) and Lovina King (b. PA). He was a widower but his wife was Jennie Pentz who died in 1937. He was also survived by four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Maude McCabe of Dayton, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Esther Linton, 31, died late Saturday night at Miami Valley hospital after a six-day illness from infantile paralysis. Private burial services were held Monday afternoon at Woodlawn cemetery. She leaves her husband, Walter A. Linton, one daughter, Mary Ann, 3 years old; and her mother, Mrs. Oliver Smith.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Maud Young, 73, wife of Jesse O. Young, died at three p. m. Saturday at her home in Lightsville following an extended illness. She leaves the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Denniston, Ansonia; Mrs. Forest Grile, Greenville; and Miss Osa May Young, Dayton. Services were held Tuesday at the Lightsville M. E. church with the Rev. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial was in the Teegarden cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Aug. 22, 1871 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of B. F. Disher and Sarah Catherine Bierly (both b. Preble Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 10, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Edna Mae Riffle, 44, of near Ansonia died unexpectedly at 6:30 a. m. Monday at her farm home less than an hour after giving birth to her ninth child. Death was contributed to a heart attack. She leaves her husband, Ronald H. Riffle, the infant daughter, three sons, Dale, James, and Ronald at home, and five other daughters, Mrs. Mildred Lanich, Greenville, Mrs. Walter Voke and Marjorie, Jean and Ruy Alice, also at home. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Miller funeral home, Greenville with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 18, 1900 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Harry Rolfe and Effa J. Nicholas (both b. Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 11, 1944

To Hold Turner Rites Thursday.

Funeral services for L. Ora Turner, 76, who died Monday evening at his residence at 520 North Columbia street, Union City, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Morris funeral home. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate, and burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mr. Turner was born June 11, 1868, the son of John and Mary Hartman-Turner. In 1920 he was married to Mollie Smith. He was a member of the Christian church of South Salem, and also a member of the Eagles Lodge of Harrisville, Ind.

He had farmed most of his life near Union City with the exception of twelve years spent in a farm implement store of this city.

He leaves three sons, Forrest Turner, Greenville; Dr. R. S. Turner, and William Turner, Union City; one granddaughter, Mrs. June Duffy and two great-grandsons Greenville; three brothers and five sisters.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 11, 1944

Sgt. R. Williams Killed In Action.

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Williams, Summittville, who are former residents of Union City, that their son, Sgt. Richard Williams, 23, was killed Sept. 3 on a mission over the Mariana Islands.

Sgt. Williams attended school in Richmond and Ridgeville, and graduated from Summittville high school in 1939. About two years ago he entered the service and for some time was stationed in Hawaii. He was a bombardier gunner in the the Air Corps.

Besides his parents he leaves his wife, Norma, a sister, Mildred, Richmond; three brothers, Cpl. Edon, Cpl. Maurice, serving in the armed forces, and Loren at home; a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Williams, Ridgeville, and an uncle, Dale Williams, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 11, 1944

Rolle E. Peelle Dies In Hospital; Rites Wednesday.

Rollie E. Peelle, 75, passed away at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Monday evening where he had been a patient for four days.

Mr. Peelle made his home with his sister, Mrs. E. E. Middleton near Spartanburg for the last ten years and was a former resident of Upland, Ind.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fletcher Miller of Upland; two sisters, Mrs. Middleton aforementioned and Mrs. Will Parks, of Jonesboro, Ind.; two brothers, Orville M. and Will O., both of Upland; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne with burial in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 4 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 11, 1944

Death Claims Hazel Johnson; Rites Friday.

Hazel B. Johnson, 56, passed away Tuesday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Rachel Jones, 221 Carl street, Winchester, following an illness of four weeks.

Surviving are the husband, Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Johnson of Bloomingport, Mrs. Ruth Rich of Winchester, and one brother, R. B. Jones of Ft. Wayne; and one nephew, Paul Jones of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

Rites Today For Earl Stiver.

Funeral services for Earl Stiver, who was killed Tuesday when he fell from the wagon and was crushed between the wagon and a corn crib, were held today at the Fraze funeral home at one p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial was at the Union City cemetery.

Mr. Stiver was a former resident of the Union City community, and had moved to Troy about twenty years ago. He was born Dec. 23, 1878, the son of John and Helen Stiver. He was married to Osee Wilkerson who preceded him in death 25 years ago. Later he married Mildred Bennett who passed away the later part of August.

Among his children are: Ralph Stiver, Muncie; Robert Stiver, Fairbury, Ill.; Walter Stiver, Union City; Forest Stiver, who is serving in the armed forces in Belgium; and Mrs. Esther Skipp, Dayton.

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

Last Rites For Martha Wood Thursday, 2 P. M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha R. Wood, 72, will be held at the Hopewell church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Wood passed away at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock.

Surviving are the husband, Ottell; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Mullen of Farmland; four sons, John and George of Farmland, Jacob of Washington, D. C., and Henry of Dunkirk; eight grandchildren.

The body will remain at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland until the time of the funeral and where friends may call.

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

Nellie Staggs Dies Following Heart Attack.

Mrs. Nellie Belle Staggs, 59, died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home in Farmland due to a heart attack.

Surviving are the husband, Joe; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Loche of Farmland; six brothers and two grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and will be returned to the home in Farmland at 5 p. m. Thursday where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. in the Jericho Friends church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Interment will be in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1944

James H. Taylor Dies At Hillgrove.

James H. Taylor, 77, retired farmer, died Saturday at Hillgrove at the home of his niece, Mrs. L. C. Thornburg, after an illness of only a few days.

He was born in Albany, Ind., on Nov. 14, 1867, the son of William C. and Sarah Blakely-Taylor. He was a member of the Christian church at Albany, and was married to Laura Shirk, who preceded him in death. For the past 12 years he had made his home with his niece at Hillgrove.

He leaves two step-children, Mrs. Goldie Frank, and Arl Shirk, both of Albany; and other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at one p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating. The body was taken to Albany, Ind., where graveside services were held.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1944

Last Rites Held For Charles Edsel.

Funeral services for Charles Edsel, who died Friday at his farm home, one mile northeast of New Weston, were held Monday at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating.

He had lived on the farm where death occurred for the last thirty years.

Surviving are his wife, Eva; 12 children, five sons and seven daughters; six grandchildren; six great=grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Williams, of Greenville.

The children are: Roy of Piqua; Mrs. Mary Dillhoff, Mrs. Roma Gilbert, Mrs. Charity Breeze, Mrs. Jennie Miltholler, Ermal Edsal, Leonard Edsal and William Edsal, all of Dayton; Mrs. Susie Ritenour, of Lightsville; Charles Edsal, Dayton; J. C. Edsal, who serves in the U. S. Army, and Josephine, at home.

[Name is either Edsel or Edsal.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1944

Death Claims John H. O'Dell; Rites Tuesday.

John Henry O'Dell, 71, retired cabinet maker, died Saturday at his residence at 302 Sycamore street, Union City, after an illness of several months.

He was born in Greenville on Dec. 28, 1872, the son of Elam and Wilhelmina Schroeder-O'Dell. He attended school in Greenville and was a member of the United Brethren church. He was married to Blanche Crabbs, who died in 1930, and later he married Jessie Noble, who survives him.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Monroe (Pete) O'Dell, Union City; Harold O'Dell, Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Hook, Jonesboro, Ind.; three step-children, Mrs. Walter Bell, Muncie; Mrs. James Arnold, Portsmouth, Va.; and Virgil Noble, Los Angeles.

Other survivors are five grandchildren, Mrs. Chester Wright, Union City; Mrs. Wilford Strayer, Germantown, Ohio; Mrs. LeRoy Fenton, Union City; Sgt. Virgil R. Hook, who is en route home from the European theater of war, and Pvt. William O'Dell, who is now home on furlough; six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Millie Wright, Union City; Mrs. Effie Parker, Hardmore, Okla.; Mrs. Frances Fry, Muncie; two brothers, Charles O'Dell, Muncie, and Grover O'Dell, Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the United Brethren church at 2 p. m. with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1944

Dora B. Hawkins Dies Friday; Rites Monday.

Mrs. Dora Belle (Blansett) Hawkins, 73, passed away at the Richmond State hospital Friday afternoon.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Moore of Winchester; two half-brothers, Waldo Blansett of New Castle, and Tommie Blansett of Anderson; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hawkins were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Buena Vista church. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 16, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Joan Weaver, 83, died unexpectedly Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary La Rue, Celina. Mrs. Weaver was a former resident of Rossburg, and was a member of the Rossburg United Brethren church where servics were held Sunday. Burial was at the Brock cemetery.

Besides the daughter she leaves two sons, Frank Weaver, Ansonia; and Clarence Elwood Weaver, Dayton; six grandchilden; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Young, Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Sam T. Millar Dies Tuesday In Indianapolis.

Sam T. Millar, former bookkeeper at the Boston Store in Winchester, passed away in Indianapolis Tuesday morning. Mr. Millar had been ill since June. He had been employed as bookkeeper at the Boston store for the past seventeen years.

Funeral services for Mr. Millar will be held at the Shirley mortuary in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

George Swisher Dies.

George Washington Swisher, 92-year-old native and lifelong resident of Greenville, died Friday at his home from the effects of a heart attack. A sister, Mrs. Lilian Riggs, Greenville, is the only immediate survivor. Services were conducted today at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Ruth M. Farmer Dies.

Funeral services for Ruth Mildred Farmer, 42, who died Thursday at St. Elizabeth hospital, Dayton, after a short illness, will be held Tuesday a 2 p. m. at the Stelvideo Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call. Immediate survivors include her husband, Clifford Farmer; six sons, Keith, serving in the army in Australia; Jack, Navy, and Robert, Ralph, John and Joyce all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Bradford, and June, at home; two grandchildren and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Halley, Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 19, 1901 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Arthur J. Halley and Mildred Batten (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was buried in the Coppess cemetery at Stelvideo, Darke Co., OH. She was also survived by a sister, Mrs. Herbert Conway, Greenville; four brothers, Roscoe Halley of Urbana, OH, Paul Halley, Union City, Ind.,Arthur Halley, Greenville, and Walter Halley, Hawaii.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Final Rites For Edna Middleton Held Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna B. Middleton, 59, wife of Warren T. Middleton, Ridgeville mortician, who died Saturday morning at her home in Ridgeville, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Ridgeville Methodist church, Rev. Ralph Johnson, assisted by Rev. R. L. Wilson, officiating. Burial was in the Lawndale cemetery. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons, George E., James E. and Dr. Thomas Middleton, all serving in the armed forces; three sisters, Miss Gertrude Fraze and Miss Minalli Fraze, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Von Gimel of Bluffton; and one brother, Ora F. Fraze of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. Middleton was a member of the Ridgeville Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star. Prior to her long illness she was a member of the Ridgeville Business and Professional Women's club, and had taken an active part in the social and civic life of the community.

The body will lie in state in the chapel of the Middleton funeral home until the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Death Claims J. Coggeshell; Rites Today.

John C. Coggeshell, 43, railroad maintenance man, died at his home in Losantville Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock following a lingering illness.

Funeral services for Mr. Coggeshell were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Losantville Methodist church with Rev. Claude Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Williamsburg cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mary Kathryn; two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Mills of Losantville, and Ms. Robert Paddock of Richmond; seven sisters, Mrs. Edna Cadey, Mrs. Ileff Shearer, and Mrs. Glen Miller, all of Carlos, Miss Charlotte Coggeshell and Mrs. Lester Mane of Richmond, Mrs. Florence Thornburg of Fountain City and mars. Edward Thackeray of Greensburg; three brothers, Roscoe of Stroh, Reid of Seattle, Wash., and Phil, somewhere in France. The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparations and was returned to the residence in Losantville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Muncie.

Mrs. Mary Emma Halpin died at her home in Muncie at 7:30 p. m. Sunday following an illness of one week. Born in Winchester, she had been a resident of Muncie for the past 24 years.

Surviving are the husband, Henry; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Weeks; four sons, Joseph McIntyre of the U. S. Navy, Edward and Garry McIntyre of Los Angeles, Cal., and George McIntyre of Fresno, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Mary McGee of Indianapolis.

She was the mother of the late Frank McIntyre of Winchester who preceded her in death several weeks ago.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 17, 1944

Graveside Services Held Saturday For Linda Hollingsworth.

Graveside services were held Saturday afternoon at Quaker Lynn cemetery for Linda Kay Hollingsworth, still-born daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hollingsworth of Winchester, Rural Route 3.

Besides the parents, she is survived by one sister, Jo Ann, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hollingsworth and mars. Clarence Huffman.

Burial preparations were made by the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and services were in charge of Rev. Denver Medsker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 18, 1944

Former Resident Dies Tuesday.

Arthur B. Coover, 76, former Union City merchant, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winchester after an illness of about two years.

Mr. Coover was born on April 30, 1868, and was at one time archaeological professor at Ohio State University. Before moving to Union City in about 1912, he lived in Frankfort, Ohio.

He operated the first radio shop in this city, and also was owner of the Coover Jewelry Shop. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Shortly after his wife, Mrs. Grace Coover, died in 1940, he moved to Harrisville, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at the Brook's funeral home Friday at 10 a. m. with Rev. L. G. Kemmerle officiating. Burial will be in the Frankfort, Ohio, cemetery. The body has been removed to the funeral home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 19, 1944

Death Claims T. Armstrong; Rites Saturday.

T. R. Armstrong, 78, well known merchant in Union City, died last night at 9:30 o'clock at his residence at 202 Walnut street after an illness of ten years.

He was born in Union County, Ind., on January 22, 1866, the son of Francis and Ardella Wakely-Armstrong. He attended school in Ohio, and was married to Ida May Bell at Hamilton.

Before coming to Union City he operated a meat market in Ridgeville, Ind. About 29 years ago he moved to Union City and for many years operated Armstong's Meat Market on East Elm street. He was a member of the United Brethren church.

Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Faedetta Heston, at home; and one son, Frank L. Armstrong, Skokie, Ill.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Martha Frank, and Mrs. Eleanor Frank, both of Dayton; and Jill Armstrong, Skokie, Ill.; three great-grandchildren; one sister, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Fraze funeral home at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be at the Lawndale cemetery at Deerfield, Ind. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 19, 1944

John L. Whisler Dies Wednesday.

John L. Whisler, 85, died Wednesday night at 6:40 o'clock at his residence at 316 North State Line street, Union City, after a short illness.

He was born in Preble County, Ohio, on February 12, 1859, the son of Noah and Mary Williamson-Whisler. He was married to Sarah M. Gailbreath who died in 1934.

A retired plasterer, he had lived in Union City for the past 25 years. He was a member of the United Brethren church, and also a member of the Royal Order of Moose.

He leaves one son, Roscoe L. Whisler, Katawba Island, Ohio; one granddaughter, Mrs. Vern Hoffman, Mansfield, Ohio; one great granddaughter, Diana May Hoffman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral hone with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be at Ithaca, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 21, 1944

Mrs. F. Oswald Dies Suddenly In California.

Word was received by relatives yesterday of the sudden death of Mrs. Fredrick H. Oswald at Long Beach, Cal., on Tuesday. Mrs. Oswald was the former Mary Daly, daughter of the late Charles Daly of Winchester.

Besides the husband she is survived by two sons, Harold, at home and Charles of the armed forces; one sister, Mrs. George Strann, and one half sister, Mrs. Garl Walker of Winchester, and other local relatives.

Funeral arrangements will be completed upon the arrival of the son, Lt. Charles F. Oswald, of Washington, D. C.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 21, 1944

Darke County Death.

Earl Junior Starks, two-month-old son of Pvt. and Mrs. Earl Starks, of Glen Karn, died Tuesday after a short illness from pneumonia. The father, an army infantryman is now serving in France. Surviving besides the father and mother are four brothers and sisters at home; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dunn, Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. George Starks, Hollansburg. Services were held Thursday at the Miller funeral home with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state the Earl Starks, Jr. was born Aug. 11, 1944, the son of Earl Allen Starks (b. Pendleton Co., WV) and Gladys T. Dunn (b. Arcanum, Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 23, 1944

Former Resident Dies In Dayton.

Mrs. Petrovna J. Wolfe, 60, passed away at her home in Dayton Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Wolfe, a native of Union City, was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Page-Pickett. She was a graduate of the East Side School, and was a member of the U. B. church here.

She leaves her husband, Charles M. Wolfe, one son, Capt. Ronald Wolfe, of Camp Blanding, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Teegarden and a sister, Mrs. E. G. Applegate, both of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Kate Drury, Kansas; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Oxford Ave. in Dayton at 1 p. m. on Tuesday. Burial services will be held at 3:30 pm. at the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 23, 1944

Death Claims Orville Wood; Rites Sunday.

Funeral services for Orville Wood, 71, who passed away at his home in Farmland Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Farmland Methodist church with Rev. Ross Richey officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Mr. Wood was a Spanish American war veteran.

Surviving are the wife, Ida; one daughter, Helen Wood of South Bend; and one brother, Norman L. Wood of Farmland.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparations and has now been returned to the home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 23, 1944

Modoc Man Dies Friday In Henry County Hospital.

Hugh D. Shallenberger, 84, father of Dr. Henry R. Shallenberger of Modoc, died Friday afternoon at the Henry County hospital after a brief illness.

Besides the son, with whom he made his home, Mr. Shallenberger leaves another son, Philip of Vandergrist, Pa.; and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bowman of San Gabriel, Calif.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 24, 1944

Two Injured, One Killed In Accident Near Greenville.

17-year-old Greenville high school senior was killed and two other youths injured in an auto accident last Saturday night on the Fort Recovery road, immediately north of Greenville's corporate limits.

The accident victim was Donald Richard McNutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry McNutt, Greenville R. R. 4. Those injured were his cousin, Robert McNutt, 18, also of Greenville R. R. 4, and Maurice Longfellow, 17, of Greenville R. R. 3.

The three boys were en route to Greenville in a car driven by the dead youth. At a sharp curve just north of the city's corporation limits he lost control and the auto left the road overturning at least three times. It is reported that he was blinded by the lights of an approaching car.

The accident occurred at 10:45 p. m. and McNutt died shortly after midnight at Wayne hospital from the effects of internal injuries, which included a punctured lung.

His cousin who escaped with minor cuts and bruises, was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon but young Longfellow is still under observation there. He sustained multiple head and face lacerations but his condition is not considered serious.

The crash victim leaves his parents; two brothers, Perry and Hershel, both at home; a sister, Zelpha Naomi, also at home, and two grandparents, Warren McNutt, Greenville, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Shafer, Union City.

Funeral services were held today at the Stocker funeral home with Rev. E. V. Loucks officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, October 24, 1944

Sarah Freidline Dies Sunday At County Hospital.

Sarah Freidline, age 90, of Farmland, died at the Randolph County hospital Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. She was the widow of Joseph Freidline.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Dixon of Farmland; one son, Miner, of South Bend, Ind.; and grandchildren.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 25, 1944

Cassie Hull Dies At Ft. Recovery.

Miss Cassie Hull, 67, died at her home in Ft. Recovery at 1:30 Monday afternoon, following a ten months' illness of complications.

The deceased was born in Crawford County, Ohio, on June 1, 1877, the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth (Cramer) Hull and had resided in Fort Recovery for the past sixty years.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Anna Schatz of Portland, Mrs. Sarah King and Mrs. Minnie Snyder of Ft. Recovery and one brother, Dan Hull also of Ft. Recovery. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Miss Hull was a member of the Ft. Recovery Church of Christ, the Rebekah lodge of Salamonia and the Women's Relief Corps.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ in Ft. Recovery at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating.

The body will remain at the May and Riffle funeral home in Ft. Recovery, until the hour of the services where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 26, 1944

Darke County Death.

Rev. Hugh A. Smith, 71, well known minister of the Congregational-Christian church in Darke County and neighboring Ohio communities died Tuesday at his home in Versailles. Immediate survivors include his wife, Grace; two daughters, Louise at home, and Esther of Canton; three sons, Kelsey of London, Ohio; and Veatch and Huge both in the U. S. navy; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Bruce of Belle Center, O.; and three brothers, Ray Smith, also of Belle Center, O.; Irvin Smith, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and J. A. Smith of Wood River, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Versailles Congregational-Christian church with Rev. Paul Dowty officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery. Masonic services are planned at the graveside and Scottish Rite services will be conducted at the Smith residence at 8 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 26, 1944

Darke County Death.

Ira Netzley, 73, died Monday at his home two miles south of Arcanum from the effects of a heart attack. Surviving are his wife, Amanda; one son, Glenn, Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. Donna Ribbins, Troy; Mrs. Grace Flory, Bradford; Mrs. Olive Hemmerick, Arcanum; and Mrs. Charles Wysong, West Alexandria; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Ithaca Lutheran church with Rev. William Fritz officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 26, 1944

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Catherine Miller died at her residence [600 Wayne Ave.] in Greenville Sunday. She leaves four sons, Charles C., Roann, Ind.; Earl M., Bradford; Henry, Bradford, and William, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Hollinger, Versailles; and Mrs. John Oliver, Greenville; 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Rev. G. L. Wine will officiate. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 10, 1862, the daughter of Henry Maurer and Julia Ann Bigler (both b. in PA). She was a widow but her husband was Isaac R. Miller. She was also survived by one sister, Mrs. Samuel Halladay, Greenville, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 27, 1944

Mary Locke, 69, Dies Following Short Illness.

Mary Alnola Locke, 69, widow of the late Frank Locke, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Radford, in Lynn Wednesday afternoon at 4:10 o'clock after an illness of ten days.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Onda Defibaugh and Mrs. Mildred Reece, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Radford aforementioned; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Manning of Lynn; two brothers, Leonard and Emmitt Pierson, both of Lynn; and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Locke of near Winchester.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will be returned to the home of the daughter in Lynn where friends may call after 7 o'clock Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church with Rev. Walter Greek officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery in Fountain City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, October 27, 1944

Death Claims Charles Deer; Rites Today.

Charles Deer, 82, farmer, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home northwest of Modoc, following an illness of sixteen months.

Funeral services for Mr. Deer were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc with Rev. Jesse Oren officiating. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery.

He is survived by the widow, Louella; one daughter, Miss Della Mae Deer, at home; one half sister, Mrs. Roy Sunday of Muncie; and a half brother, Elijah Deer of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 28, 1944

Ida May Curry Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Ida May Curry, 72, passed away at her residence at 722 West Washington street, Winchester, early Friday morning. She was the widow of the late David Curry and a life-long resident of Randolph county.

She leaves one daughter, Miss Lesta Curry of New Your City, N. Y.; one son, English, of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Maude Cummings of Douglas, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Services will be held at the Methodist church in Winchester at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 28, 1944

Joseph Rinard Dies Thursday At County Hospital.

Joseph C. Rinard, 81, of one mile south of Farmland died Thursday night at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are the widow, Martha; three daughters, Mrs. Nola McAllister and Mrs. Hazel Hatcher, both of Farmland, and Mrs. Gussie Craig of near Parker; and five sons, Milton, Ray and Omer, all of Farmland, Arthur and Robert, both of Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maxville chapel with Rev. N. H. Thornburg, assisted by Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

The body will be removed to the home from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland at 10 o'clock Saturday morning where friends may call.

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