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

Darke County Death.

Carl E. Whittaker, of Greenville died Monday from coronary thrombosis. He leaves a wife, Maude, one son, Earl, of California, a step son, Paul Ridenour, of Dallas, Texas; one grandson and a step-granddaughter; three brothers, Ed Whittaker, of Sandusky, Ohio; Charles Whittaker, of Owosso, Michigan; and Russell Whittaker, of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Ormal Ross and Mrs. Frank Leas, both of Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Carl Emsley Whittaker was born Jan. 21, 1884, the son of Stephen Whittaker and Emma Tibbs (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Sgt. J. K. Malone Reported Killed On Italian Front.

Staff Sgt. John K. Malone, nephew of Miss Catherine Kennedy, of Union City, has been reported killed in action in Italy on October 27. Sgt. Malone was a ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber, and had been awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern campaign ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal for "Exemplary behavior, fidelity, and efficiency."

Recently his heavy bombardment group of the 15th AAF in Italy was twice cited by the president of the United States. The first was for the low level attack on the Ploesti oil field, and the second was won for strategic support of Montgomery's Eighth Army in the Middle East.

Sgt. Malone entered the service on February 8, 1943 and received his basic Air Corps training at St. Petersburg, Fla. At Harlingen Air Field, Texas he attended gunnery school receiving his wings, and also his rating as Sgt. After his furlough here in March he was sent to Gowen Field at Boise, Idaho, where he was assigned to a crew, as a turret gunner. About the first of July he was sent overseas and assigned to the 15th AAF in Italy, where he received his promotion to Staff Sgt.

He was born in Union City on May 26, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Malone. His mother, Mrs. Marcella Kennedy Malone, died when he was six months old, and he made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. George Kennedy, who passed away three years ago, and his aunt, Miss Catherine Kennedy.

He attended St. Mary's grade school and graduated from the West Side high school in 1941. He was the first boy to receive the Rotary Citizenship award, and was also the first president of Prop Spinners, a model airplane club.

Besides his aunt, he leaves his father, E. D. Malone, of Sioux City, Iowa; a half sister, Mary K. Malone, two half-brothers, Ford and Michael Malone, all of Sioux City, and three uncles, Charles B. Kennedy, of Columbus, Ohio; C. F. Malone, of Davenport, Iowa, and J. J. Malone, of Sioux City.

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

Greenville Soldier Killed In Missouri.

Pvt. Forest A. Lyme, 27, of Greenville was reported accidentally killed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. According to word received by his wife, Mrs. Thenma Deeter Lyme, 313 Plum street, Greenville.

No details were disclosed but it is presumed that Lyme met death during training maneuvers. He served with an infantry detachment.

Besides his wife he leaves his mother, Mrs. Earla May Eley, Bradford; two brothers, Richard and Norman, and a sister, Maxine Lyme, also of Bradford.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Anna May Dynes, 78, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Zola Lindamood, in Palestine. She leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Nancy Fisherback of New Paris; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Much, of Dayton; and a sister, Mrs. Cora Fisherback, New Paris. Services will be held at the Stocker funeral home at 2 p. m. Saturday with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Sadie King Dies On Eighty-Sixth Birthday Friday.

Sadie King, 86, died at her home three miles northwest of Union City, on her birthday, Friday at 2:20 p. m. She suffered a broken hip in June and had been seriously ill for two weeks.

She was born November 3, 1858 in Randolph county, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Johnson) Johnson. On September 1, 1881, she married William King who preceded her in death March 10, 1934.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lota Wiley of Aberdeen, Wash.; Vesta King at home, Mrs. Hazel Thompson of Bloomington, Ind.; Elsie King at home; and one son, D. Cecil King of Chatham, N. J.; and one daughter, deceased, Dr. Mollie King.

Four grandchildren, S/Sgt. Joseph Thompson stationed in Belgium; Lt. (jg) Robert Wiley stationed in the South Pacific area; Peter King of Chatham, N. Y.; and Ruth Thompson of Evansville.

Mrs. King was the last surviving member of a family of ten children and was a member of the Lisbon Christian church near Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the home with Rev. Theodore Eley officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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

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

Former Marshall Of Union City, Ohio Dies At Residence.

Charley Maloon, 75, former Marshall of Union City, Ohio, died at his residence at 332 North State Line street, Union City at 6:30 p. m. Saturday.

Until a few years ago when he retired, Mr. Maloon had been a brick molder and a poultry buyer.

He was born on September 23, 1869, the son of Jonathan and Mary Saxon Maloon. Charley Maloon was the last of their ten children. He had lived his entire life in this city, and attended the East Side School. In 1895, he was married to Della Lawrence.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Kaucher, and Mrs. Albert Kaufman, both of Union City; two sons, William and Floyd Maloon, of Wayne, Michigan; three grandchildren; two step-grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home, Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be at the Snell cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Funeral Services Held.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, for Norbert Lee Bobier, two-year-old son of James and Treva Rickert-Bobier of Union City who died November 3. The services were held at the Brooks funeral home and burial was at the Raper Chapel cemetery.

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

Former Resident Taken By Death

Daniel P. Bupt, 79, former resident of Union City, died at his home in Lima, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon.

While living in Union City Mr. Bupt was a cabinet maker and automobile builder. He worked at his trade in Kalamazoo, Mich., and in Fort Wayne. Upon his return to Lima he worked for a time in a grocery, and then for nine years conducted the wood working department of a vocational school for the government. About three years ago, due to ill health, he retired.

He leaves his wife, Laura, of Lima, one son, Ray Bupt, of Union City, and three granddaughters of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. The body is being brought to the Fraze funeral home.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Union City Methodist church with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery. The body was brought to the son's home at 602 North Columbia street.]

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

Sgt. Edwards Dies Of Wounds Received In Italian Campaign.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva Edwards, of Chester, Ind., have received word that their son, Staff Sgt. Delbert L. Edwards, 20, died of wounds on Oct. 18, which he received while serving with the infantry in Italy.

Prior to entering the service, Sgt. Edwards attended high school at Lynn. In March of 1943 he was inducted into the service and took his basic training at Camp Adair, Oregon. He was sent overseas last March.

Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Janice, a brother James, both at home; his grandfather, Enos Edwards of Washington; and another grandfather, J. E. Wisner, of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

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

Retired Farmer Dies At County Hospital

Peter W. Hutchens, 74, retired Randolph county farmer, dad at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Margaret; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Brown of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Eileen Cates of Greensfork and Mrs. Bernice Hobbs of Gary; one son, Aubrey of Phoenix, Ariz., and one sister, Mrs. Mima Miller of Winchester.

The body will be returned from the Reynard mortuary to the residence, southeast of Modoc, Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Burial was made in the Economy Cemetery.]

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

Kindergarten Teacher Dies At Hospital - Mary Simmons Claimed By Death.

Mrs. Mary Ferris Simmons, wife of William C. Simmons of 609 West Franklin street, Winchester, died at 9:15 o'clock Friday morning at the Randolph County hospital where she had been a patient since October 5.

Mrs. Simmons had been a kindergarten teacher in the Winchester schools for the past 26 years. After graduating from the Winchester high school in 1905, she attended DePauw university for one year; she also attended the kindergarten training school in Grand Rapids, Mich., and graduated from the teachers college of Indianapolis, then known as the Madam Blaker kindergarten school.

She was a charter member of the Tri Kappa sorority, a member of the Priscilla club, the Winchester Presbyterian church and the Winchester chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ferris and was a life-long resident of Randolph county, excepting four years when she taught school at Greenville, O.

She leaves the husband and one brother, John O. Ferris of Muncie.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet.

[Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

O. A. Boyer Dies At Residence In Union City.

O. A. Boyer, 77, of 319 North Walnut street, Union City, died at 1:43 o'clock this morning at his residence after an illness of several years.

He was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, on August 30, 1867, the son of George and Sarah Berry-Boyer. He attended schools in Fairfield county and also in Darke county. In 1888 at Union City he was married to Minnie Zumbrum.

Most of his life Mr. Boyer had been a farmer and a carpenter, but about four years ago he retired. He was a member of the United Brethren church of this city. One son, Forest, preceded him in death.

Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs Idessa Crumrine, Dayton; two sons, Gus Boyer, also of Dayton, and Clifford Boyer of Union City; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. W. I. Underwood, Cincinnati; Mrs. Ray Freisner, Union City; and Miss Clara Boyer, Dayton; two brothers, Frank Boyer, Dayton; and Ben Boyer, Mt. Zion Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating, assisted by Rev. W. I. Underwood of Cincinnati. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. The body will be taken from Brooks funeral home to the residence Sunday where friends may call.

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

Funeral Services For Sarah Spring To Be Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Theresa Spring, who died Thursday morning at the Union City hospital, will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's Catholic church with Father Aquinis Knoff officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the Brooks funeral home to the residence on West Division street on Friday afternoon where friends may call.

The daughter of Michael and Ellen O. Sullivan, she was born at Florence, Ohio, on December 8, 1870. In 1892, she was married to James L. Spring who passed away several years ago. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church, and also a member of the Rosary society.

She leaves one niece, Miss Sadie Landers, who made her home at the Spring residence; one brother, John Sullivan, of north of Union City; and one sister, Mrs. W. H. Mace, of Long Beach, Calif.

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

Pvt. J. L. Young Killed In Action.

Pvt. James Lee Young, 20, son of Mrs. Florence Wood, of Greenville, and Lincoln Young, Union City, was killed in action on October 28.

Pvt. Young entered the service in 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Butler in North Carolina. He was sent overseas with an infantry division in January of 1944.

He attended the East Side high school and prior to his induction he was employed by the Red 73 Creamery.

Besides his father and mother, he leaves four brothers, Earl, Franklin, and Richard, who serve in the armed forces, and Robert of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Max Knoll, Eagle Pass, Texas, and Martha Wood, Greenville.

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

Mrs. Eliza Dorsey, 71, Dies At Home In Troy.

Mrs. Eliza Jane Dorsey, 71, wife of James B. Dorsey, 422 Ohio Avenue, Troy, died at her home Wednesday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock after an illness of approximately four weeks of bronchial asthma and bronchitis followed with a heart attack and stroke Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Dorsey was born Aug. 18, 1873, in Union City, Ind., the daughter of Abraham and Rachel Gray, and was married in Troy on April 12, 1891, by the Rev. George E. Merrill.

Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey were happy to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary three years ago, with all the member of the family home to enjoy the occasion.

Survivors besides the husband are three daughters, Mrs. John Shaffer, Troy, Mrs. Ray Laughman, Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. James Studebaker, Redkey, Ind.; and a son, Albert Dorsey of north of Troy. There are also seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday in the Irvin Funeral home in charge of Rev. Lester Schlechty, with burial in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after u p. m. Thursday.

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

Hampshire Infant Taken By Death.

John Ray Hampshire, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hampshire, of 233 Caroline street, Union City, died Friday noon of pneumonia.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial was at the Lisbon cemetery.

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

Charles Burkett Taken By Death; Rites Thursday.

Charles Burkett, 83, of 1003 West Oak street, Union City, died Monday at 7:40 p. m. at his residence from cerebral embolism after an illness of four months.

He was born on January 6, 1861, in Ohio, the son of Henry and Jane Hulse-Burkett. When a small boy he moved near Union City. In 1884 he was married to Effie Conklin in Winchester. About five years ago, he moved from the country to the present residence.

A retired farmer, he was a member of the Harrisville Christian church, and for many years he had been a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle.

Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Mont Burkett, route 4, Union City and Chief Petty Officer Frank Burkett, on Saipan; one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Canada, at home; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Mrs. Emmett Stevens, Liberty; and one half-brother, Lee Burkett, Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Harrisville Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger and Rev. John Watson officiating. Interment will be made at the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning; and Wednesday afternoon the body will be removed to the residence.

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

Long Illness Proves Fatal to Velma Emery.

Velma E. Emery, 49, of five miles southwest of Ridgeville, passed away Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the farm residence following an illness since July. She had been seriously ill for about one week.

She was born December 30, 1894, the daughter of Ephraim and Anna C. Thompson-Arnold. On February 4, 1915, she was united in marriage to Chancey E. Emery.

She is survived by the husband, Chancey E. Emery; the father, Ephraim Arnold of Noble township, Jay county; three daughters, Anna R., wife of William Cox, Leona B., wife of Paul Cox, both of north of Ridgeville, and Dorothy I., wife of Pvt. Charles Smith, at home; one nephew who was reared in the Emery home, Harold N. Arnold; three brothers, Orvaille Arnold of Richmond, Ind., Russell Arnold of Pike township, Jay county, and Lee Arnold of Noble township, Jay county; one sister, Mrs. Grace Mahoney of Connersville, Ind.; six grandsons and four granddaughters.

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

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Olive Branch Christian church in charge of Rev. George Addington, assisted by Rev. Ruby Oren and Rev. Denver Metsker. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery near Deerfield.

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

Death Claims James Barnes; Rites Today.

Final rites for James Barnes, 77, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 6 a. m. Sunday were held at the Thomas funeral chapel in Lynn Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial was in the New Liberty cemetery.

Mr. Barnes is survived by the widow, Rosa; one step-son, Cooper of Hamilton, O.; and two nieces and one nephew.

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

John Summers Dies Following Long Illness

John O. Summers, 61, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Marquis in Lynn, around 1 o'clock Monday afternoon following an illness of several weeks.

Besides the daughter he is survived by one grandson, John Howard Marquis; four sisters, Mrs. Lon Silver of Muncie, Mrs. Elvin Howell of Modoc, Mrs. Clyde Mullen of Winchester and Mrs. Everett Smithson of Ridgeville; two brothers, Elmer Summers of Nutwood, O., and Frank Summers of Farmland.

Funeral services will be held at the Rural Friends church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Adam Flatter of Leesburg, O., officiating. Interment will be at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter in Lynn after 7:30 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Darke County Death.

Carl Litton, 62, a former Wayne township farmer, died Monday at his home on South Center street in Versailles. He is survived by his wife, Emma; one son, Lee, of Versailles; one grandchild; and his mother, Mrs. M. M. Litten, Versailles. Funeral services will be conducted from the late residence at 2 p. m. Thursday with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Lt. W. Matchett Killed In Action.

First Lieutenant Wayne Myron Matchett, 27, of Madison township, has been killed in action in France according to a telegram received Thursday by the wife, Mrs. Clara Steury Matchett, who resides in Berne.

Overseas since April, 1944, Lt. Matchett had been in the service for three and one half years, bing in the Chemical Warfare devision of the United States army.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Matchett of North Salem, he was born in Jay County, Nov. 30, 1916. He graduated from the Jackson township high school in Randolph county in 1935, where he was a member of the basketball team.

A bother of the deceased, Sgt. Elbert Matchett, stationed in the South Pacific arrived at the home of his parents Thursday morning to spend a brief furlough, just a short time before word was received of his brother's tragic death.

In addition to the wife and parents, he is survived by an infant daughter, Patricia Lynn; the following brothers and sisters: Sgt. Elbert Matchett, Sgt. Lewis Elvin Matchett stationed at Rome, New York, Marvin of Union City, Bobby at home, Mrs. Edith Mann of Muncie, Frances Inez and Janice, both at home.

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

Oliver Wine Dies Thursday In Richmond.

Oliver Wine, 66, of Modoc died Thursday afternoon in the Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond.

He is survived by the widow, Katurah; one daughter, Mrs. Eunice Grubbs of Otsego, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. L. P. Golliher of Modoc; and one brother, Orson Wine of Richmond.

The body was taken to the Reynard mortuary in Modoc pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery.]

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

Heart Ailment Takes Young Life Of Russell Mull.

Russell L. Mull, Jr., age 16, died of a heart ailment at his home five miles east of Farmland at 5 o'clock Thursday evening. He had been ill for about two weeks.

He is survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Russell L. Mull, Sr.; one grandmother, Mrs. John Kennedy; and the grandfather, John Mull.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparations and will be returned to the home Friday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pilgrims Holiness church, in Winchester, with Rev. Lonnie Cole and Rev. O. W. Barnes officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery near Farmland.

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

Former Modoc Man Is Killed In Wisconsin.

Leroy Coffin, 45, son of the late Dr. Alonzo Coffin of Carlos, was killed Thursday morning at West Allis, Wis., when the car he was driving en route to his work collided with another auto near the Allis Chalmers factory.

He had spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. C. E. Martin, in Lynn and had gone to West Allis to spend the week with Mrs. Coffin and their two-year-old daughter, Karen. He was employed by the Allis Chalmers company as an electrical representative in Washington.

Mr. Coffin was a graduate of Huntsville high school near Modoc and also a graduate of Purdue university. He had served in the navy in World War I.

Mrs. Willard Fields of Lynn is a sister of Mr. Coffin.

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

Robert L. Hutton Former Resident Dies In Marion.

Robert L. Hutton, former resident of Union City, died at the Marion, Indiana hospital Saturday evening at 10 o'clock following a heart attack.

All day on Saturday he had been at his place of business, the C. and H. Shoe store in Marion, which he had owned and operated for the past 45 years. He was also affiliated with the First National Bank and the Marion Building and Loan company.

Mr. Hutton was born in Union City, the son of S. C. and Nancy Lenox-Hutton, and he attended the West Side school. While living in Marion, he made his home at the Mecca club of which he was a member.

He leaves one sister, Mrs. Nettie White, of Union City; and three brothers, Charles Hutton, Piqua, Ohio; Albert L. Hutton, Dayton; and Royal Hutton, Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Mecca club and a Marion minister will officiate. The cortege will arrive in Union City between 1:30 and 2 p. m. Tuesday and committal services will be in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman. Interment will be made in the family mausoleum at the Union City cemetery.

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

Mary Hutchens Dies At County Hospital Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Hutchens, 87, of Farmland, who died at 10 o'clock Friday night at the Randolph County hospital, were conducted at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland with Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She was the widow of William Hutchens. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Collier of Farmland, with whom she made her home; three sons, Elsworth and Harvey, both of Winchester; one brother Perry Hartley of Richmond; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death.

Joseph Bey, 67, died Thursday morning at his farm home, three miles northwest of Versailles, following six month's illness. He leaves a foster daughter, Mrs. Margaret Roth, of St. Marys, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Baltes and Mrs. Mary Voisnet, both of Versailles; six brothers, Louis of Union City; Lawrence of Dayton; and Lee, Frank, John and Alva, all of Versailles. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Holy Family church in Frenchtown with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Last Rites For Alex Williams To Be Wednesday.

Funeral services for Alex Williams, 82, who passed away at his home, 441 Union street, Winchester, early Monday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational-Christian church in Winchester in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, Alice; three sons, Leonard and Edward, both of Winchester, and Lonnie of Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Cales and Mrs. Retta Shafer, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Laura Blossom and Mrs. Dora Dykes, both of Richmond; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Summers funeral home and where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Harriett Martin died Saturday at the home of a son, Walter Keith Martin, Greenville, after a lingering illness. Surviving besides the son are a grandson, Robert Martin; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. Starr, Dayton; and Mrs. Roby Carey, Columbus. Funeral services were held Monday at the Horatio church with burial in the Harris Creek cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Harriett Dency Martin was born June 26, 1882 in Jay County, IN, the daughter of Samuel Hite and Esther Smith (b. Portige Co., OH). She was the widow of Samuel Martin.]

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

Bertha Schaffner Taken By Death.

Mrs. Bertha Schaffner, 70, of 711 North Union street, died Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock at the Union City hospital. Her death was caused from complications from a broken hip which she suffered three weeks ago.

She was born in Darke county on Sept. 4, 1874, the daughter of Levi and Catherine Hittle-Glass. Her husband Rubin Schaffner preceded her in death several years ago.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Evans, Union City; and Mrs. Rollie Collins, Dayton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one brother, Frank Glass, of Greenville.

Tentative services have been set for Friday afternoon at the Teegarden church and burial in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Naomi Wagaman, 59, wife of Grover Wagaman died suddenly at her home two miles northwest of Bradford Sunday. Besides her husband she leaves nine children: John Goldie, and Sylvia, at home; Mrs. Mary Yount, Mrs. Sarah Yount, Mrs. Ida Yount, Opal Wagaman, and Pete Wagaman, all of Bradford R. R. 2; and Sgt. George Wagaman in the armed services.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Oakland Church of the Brethren with Rev. Eley and Rev. Lantis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1944

Infant Henry Dies Saturday; Rites Sunday.

Raymond Austin Henry, five months old, died at his residence, 510 Wall street, in Union City, Saturday morning at 2 o'clock after an illness of five days with pneumonia.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry; five sisters, Virginia, Sarah, Marcella, Lois and Marjorie; one brother, Robert Franklin; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shannon, all of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Fraze funeral home Sunday morning where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1944

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Farmland Man.

Jennings Meranda, 46, died at his home in Farmland at 4 a. m. Friday following a heart attack. He was owner and operator of a mobile grocery in Farmland.

Surviving are the wife, Edna; a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Dickey, at home; one son, Robert, of Ft. Sill, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Henry Clark of Muncie; four brothers, Carl of Farmland, Gail and Burley of Decatur, and Orphius of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Farmland Christian church with Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating and Rev. N. H. Thornburg assisting. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence in Farmland from the Thornburg funeral home where the friends may call after 10:30 a. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 25, 1944

Darke County Death.

George Otto Stevens, 72, a brick layer in the Greenville vicinity for more than forty years, died Monday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Gregory and Mrs. Juanita Andrews, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Birdeen Royer, of Chicago. Services will be held at the Miller funeral home Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 11, 1872 in Greenville, OH, the son of John Stevens (b, West Milton, OH) and Miranda Weaver (b, Darke Co., OH). This listing gives his middle name as Oddie.]

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

Blanche Hinshaw Dies Saturday At Home Of Sister.

Mrs. Blanche Hiatt-Hinshaw, widow of the late J. E. Hinshaw, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Grace Parry, 322 South Meridian street Saturday morning at the age of 73 years.

She leaves one son, Clyde M. Hinshaw of the U. S. army, stationed at Camp Livingston, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth H. Dix of Martins Ferry, O.; and the sister, Mrs. Parry, with whom she made her home.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations. Services will be held Monday afternoon at the Winchester Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. The hour of the services will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held at the Winchester Methodist church on Monday afternoon. No burial site was given.]

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

Former Teacher At Jackson, O., Killed In Florida.

Betty Jean Sharp, A.M.M. 2-c, age 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sharp of Cleveland, died Monday night from injuries caused by a hit and run driver Saturday at Pensacola, Fla.

Miss Sharp taught one year at the Jackson, Ohio, school in 1942-43, following which she joined the waves and was stationed at Pensacola. She was a graduate of the 1942 class at Berea college, in Ohio.

Besides her parents she leaves one sister, Mrs. Gene Bruss, Union City, and a brother Tech. Sgt. David Sharp who is serving with the armed forces in India.

The body is being brought to Union City, but funeral services have not yet been arranged.

[Last rites for Betty Jean Sharp, aviation machinist's mate, first class, was held at the Brooks funeral home Saturday afternoon with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery. Also survived by one nephew.]

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

Heart Attack Claims Life Of Ophelia Woodring.

Mrs. Ophelia F. Woodring, 91, of Saratoga, died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delbert Pratt, one and one-half miles southwest of Portland.

She was born Oct. 4, 1853 the daughter of Jacob and Harriet (Lewis) Garringer and was married 10 [?] years ago to Jacob Woodring who preceded her in death several years ago

Surviving are one son, Jay Sherman Woodring of near Blaine; three daughters, Mrs. Lulu Snyder of near Lynn; Mrs. Nannie Pratt and Mrs. Emma Poumey of Dayton, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Himes of Ridgeville and Mrs. Lucinda Himes of Union City; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Woodring was a member of the Saratoga United Brethren church where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. H. Nall of Portland officiating. Burial will be in the Bluff Point cemetery.

By request of the deceased, there will be no flowers.

The body will be removed to the home in Saratoga from the Williamson funeral home in Portland Wednesday afternoon whee friends may call.

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

Last Rites for Anna Mutchner Held Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna T. Mutchner, 85 years old, of Lynn, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adena Brown in Tiffin, O., Tuesday, were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. J. E. Slimp in charge. Burial was in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Surviving are the daughter; one son, Don Mutchner of near Lynn; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

William Gilkey Dies Suddenly.

William H. Gilkey, 83, died suddenly at the home of Mrs. Wash Castle, two miles northeast of Saratoga at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. He was born in the state of Ohio but later made his home in Farmland.

His only survivor is one granddaughter of Bowling Green, O.

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

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

W. McAllister Dies Thursday In Dayton, O.

Wert McAllister, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack Coat at Dayton, O., Thursday afternoon. He was a retired farmer and spent his entire lifetime near Farmland.

He leaves two sons, Chase of Farmland and Eugene of the U. S. Navy; one daughter, Mrs. Coat; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Gable of Modoc and Mrs. Alma Dill of Hartford City; and two brothers, Ed of near Parker and Francis of near Farmland.

The body will be returned from a funeral home in Dayton to the home of deceased in Farmland Saturday afternoon where friends may call. The Thornburg funeral home will have charge of the services.

Funeral services will be held at the Maxville church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery adjoining the church.

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

Pfc. Ancil Parker Killed In France Nov. 10 During The Battle For Metz.

The horrors of war and the price that must be paid for a complete and lasting victory were brought closer to home again Thursday evening when Mrs. Elizabeth Parker of Winchester received a telegram from the war department stating that her husband, Pfc. Ancil Parker, had been killed in action in France on Nov. 10 in the battle for Metz.

Pfc. Parker entered the service of his country on Dec. 7, 1943 receiving his basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss. From there he was sent to Ft. George G. Meade, Md., and embarked for overseas duty sometime in July of this year. In August Mrs. Parker received word that her husband had arrived in England. From England he was sent to France for active duty.

Pfc. Parker was graduated from the Winchester high school with the class of 1930. Previous to his induction he was employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation in Winchester where he had been employed for thirteen years.

Besides the wife he is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Parker of North East street, Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Jeanette Runkle of Piqua, O.; two brothers, Onie and Inzie, both of Winchester; and one half-brother, Leo S. Wolfe of Anna, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 4, 1944

Charles E. Straley Dies At Hicksville Sunday Evening.

Charles Edward Straley, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Straley, formerly of Union City, died at his home in Hicksville, Ohio, Sunday night at 8:20 o'clock, following a mastoid operation.

He was born at Saratoga on Dec. 22, 1930 and attended school at Hicksville until his illness several weeks ago.

Besides the parents he leave two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Moore, of Hicksville, and Arlene Straley, Union City, three brothers, Donald Straley, Winchester, and Jack and Harold, Jr., at home.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

[Ed Straley was a personal childhood friend of mine. No further mention in the newspaper. From a diary I kept at that time the entry says that he was buried in the Winchester cemetery on Dec. 6. --BJB]

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

Elmer Jennings Dies Following Long Illness.

Elmer E. Jennings, 71, passed away at his home northwest of Lynn at 12:30 a. m. Monday after an illness of several weeks duration. He was a farmer residing in the Rural community and a member of the Rural church.

He leaves the widow, Asenath; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Hinshaw of near Lynn, Mrs. Adam Flatter of Leesburg, O.; Mrs. Everett Thurston of Tuscon, Ariz.' one son, Guy of Hagerstown; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eva Cox of near Lynn; one brother, Ernest of Washington, D. C.; and one step-son, Russell Baldwin of near Winchester.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and was removed from there to the residence northwest of Lynn where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Rural Friends church with Rev. George Addington in charge, assisted by Rev. Marcel Thornburg. Burial will be in Cherry Grove cemetery.

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

S-Sgt. Brown Killed In Action Over Germany On May 12.

S-Sgt. Clarence Brown of the army air corps was reported killed in action over Germany on May 12. He had previously been reported missing since that date. S-Sgt. Brown was right waist gunner on a B-17 Bomber, "Flak Happy II."

He had been awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters for tensity of work in 22 missions over enemy territory.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Ruth Brown and an 11 month old son, Jerry William, who reside at 428 Residence street, Winchester and the foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Broadfoot, Clyde, Tex., and a foster brother, Hal Roy.

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

Jacob A. Temple Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack.

Jacob Allen Temple, 60, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Robert Temple, 313 E. Main street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been employed at the Backstay Welt company.

He was born in Randolph county on May 24, 1884, the son of William and Mary Temple. He married to Ethel Foreman at the United Brethren church in Union City, and was a member there.

He leaves his wife, two other sons, Kenneth Temple, west of Union City, and Robert, at home; two sisters, Lula Oehler, Portland, and Dora McGalliard, Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at the Brooks funeral home Friday at 2 p. m. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate and burial will be at the Lisbon cemetery. After Thursday noon friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Death Claims James Abshire; Rites Thursday.

James Isaac Abshire, 64, passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Clarence Hollingsworth, 534 Union street, Winchester, at 8 o'clock Monday evening after an illness of several weeks. He was a resident of Lynn.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Charles Durham of Knightstown, Ind., and Mrs. Hollingsworth, above named; two brothers, William of Richmond and Carl of Bradford, O.; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn where friends may call after 6 p. m. Tuesday until 6 p. m. Wednesday, at which time the remains will be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Hollingsworth where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Mount Zion church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Mount Zion cemetery.

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

Max Bussear, Lynn, Dies of Battle Wounds.

Mrs. Doris Bussear of Lynn was notified by the War department Sunday afternoon that her husband, Sgt. Max Bussear, 22 years old, died of wounds received in action in Germany, Nov. 19.

Sgt. Bussear was a member of the infantry and had been overseas since Sept. He entered the service Dec. 1, 1942. He was the holder of the Good Conduct ribbon, sharpshooter medal and the expert infantry medal.

He was graduated from the Spartanburg high school in 1941 and was married to Doris Betts in June of 1942.

Besides the wife he is survived by the parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Bussear; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Kelly, Mrs. Naomi Bone, both of Winchester, Mrs. Wanita Thorton and Miss Maxine Bussear, at home; three brothers, Sgt. Lanson Bussear, Patterson field, Dayton, O., Raymond Bussear, Parker and Charles Bussear, Jr., Lynn.

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

Pvt. J. E. Kaucher Killed In Action On November 23.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kaucher, 811 Elm street, Union City, received a telegram from the War Department Wednesday night stating that their son, Pvt. John Edward Kaucher, 20, was killed in Germany on November 23.

Pvt. Kaucher was serving in an Engineer Battalion. He had gone into the service in April, 1943 and was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. For three months he took training in Engineering at the Washington State Teacher's college, from there he went to New York for an electrical engineering course. In June he was sent overseas and had seen action in France, Belgium and Holland.

He was born in Union City on Sept. 8, 1924, and he attended the West Side school, where he was a member of the band and orchestra and graduated in 1942. He also sang in the Methodist church choir where he was a member. On Dec. 8, 1943 he was married to Miss Patricia Fraze of this city.

Prior to entering the service he was employed at the General Motors plant in Detroit, Michigan.

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

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Lloyd Dwight Derr.

Funeral services for Lloyd Dwight Derr, who died Thursday from the effects of a heart attack, were held Saturday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home.

The services were in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer who used as his text Hebrew 13:14, "For we have not here an abiding City, but we seek after the City which is to com." Rev. Ditmyer read the poem, "He is not dead - this is but rest."

Mrs. Herbert Huddle sang three songs accompanied by Mrs. Donald Gahris: "Beautiful Garden of Prayer,: "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

Following the services interment was made at the Union City cemetery. Robert Hastings, Richard Kantner, Emerson Willis, Melvin Eley, Leo Young, and Otho Hartnick served as pallbearers.

[Item snipped here - out of town guest list followed.]

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

Darke County Death.

Staff Sgt. Herbert Shafer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shafer, Bradford, who was reported missing in action over France on May 23, is now listed as dead. He was a graduate of Bradford high school and prior to entering the service he was employed at the Quality Food Products company. He entered the air corps in April, 1942, and was sent overseas in July 1943. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Sgt. Joseph Shafer, and James Shafer, Bradford, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Thompson, Covington.

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

Former Resident Dies In Oklahoma.

Friends in Winchester have received word of the death of Edward M. Semans, Oklahoma City, Okla. Death occurred Friday night from bronchial pneumonia. Burial will be in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Semans resided in Winchester for a number of years.

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

Darke County Death.

Elijah Meadows, 84, who had been employed by the state highway department in Darke county, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Levi C. Mack, at Dawn. Immediate survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Raymond Julien, of Piqua, and Mrs. Joseph Leis of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Mack residence with burial at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 29, 1860 in New Madison, OH, the son of Francis Meadows (b. Fayette Co., WV) and Margaret Fye (b. Middletown, OH).]

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Ann Williams, 86, who died Monday night at her home in Versailles, were conducted at the residence Thursday. Burial was in the mausoleum at the Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles. Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Moore, Versailles, and Miss Mary Williams, Fremont; one grandchild, and a sister, Annie Elliott, Sidney.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Catherine Eberwein, 87, died Tuesday at Piqua hospital. Services were held Friday at the St. John's Lutheran church in Greenville; burial was in the Newcomers cemetery. She leaves five sons; Jake Greenville; Sam and Harry, of near Greenville; Charles, Dayton; and Louis, of near Arcanum; and two daughters, Mrs. Mina Warrier, Union City; and Mrs. Clara Kreider, Greenville.

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

Lucille Mathews Taken By Death Friday Afternoon.

Mrs. Lucille Mathews, 40, died of complications Friday afternoon at her residence four miles northeast of Union City. She had been ill for about a week.

She was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church, and also a member of the Ladies Aid Society.

Survivors are her husband, Elmer Mathews; one son Melvin; a daughter, Marlene; her father, Edwin Olwine; and one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Waterhouse church. Rev. M. V. Smith, assisted by Rev. Frank Royer, will officiate at the services. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia to the Mathew's residence Saturday evening where friends may call.

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

Robert St. John Dies Saturday; Rites Tuesday.

Robert Dale St. John, 27, died at his residence one-half mile east of Union City Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock of complications after an illness of three years.

He was born in Union City on October 24, 1927, and he attended the East Side school. Before his illness he was employed at the Union City Body company.

Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heck; one half-brother, George Heck, at home; his grandfather, John St. John, near Union City; and four aunts and one uncle, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be at the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

[In the above either the age or the birth year of the deceased is wrong.]

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

Pfc. Carl Miller Killed In France On November 14.

Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Miller, 318 Chatham street, Union City, received a telegram from the War Department Saturday night stating that their nephew, Pfc. Carl Miller, was killed in action in France on November 14.

Pfc. Miller was born in Sept. 1922, and from the time he was small he made his home with his aunt and uncle. He attended both the East and West Side schools in Union City. Before entering the service he was employed at the Union City Body Works company.

He was inducted into the army on Jan. 12, 1943 and received his basic training in Kansas. He also received training in Louisiana and Washington and was sent overseas the latter part of August.

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

Harry J. Carl Killed Instantly In Truck Crash.

Harry J. Carl, 47, of Third street, Dayton, was killed instantly when his truck was hit by a Pennsylvania freight train Monday morning near Woodington, Ohio.

He was driving north in a truck owned by the Loose-Wiles Baking company, of Dayton, and was alone. The truck was completely demolished.

Coroner A. F. Sarver, of Greenville, who investigated, said that death was instant. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home, and later removed to the Banta funeral home in Dayton.

Surviving is his widow, Irene.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 13, 1944

Henry P. Jessup Taken By Death Tuesday Evening.

Henry P. Jessup, 81, 501 North Walnut street, Union City, died at his residence at 6 p. m. Tuesday after an extended illness.

He was born in Jackson Township, Randolph county, on August 26, 1863, the son of Isaac and Charity Banning-Jessup. He attended the Jackson, Ind., school, and lived all his life in this community. In 1889 he was married to Ella Robison. Until five years ago when he retired he had followed the occupation of farming.

Besides his wife he leaves seven children, Benjamin Jessup, route one, Union City; Mrs. Opal Swallow, route 3, Union City; Royce Jessup, Union City; Mrs. Grace Mangas, route one, Union City;Mrs. Anola Sutton, Arcanum; Mrs. Laura Hawkins, Anderson; and Clarence Jessup, five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence Wednesday evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 14, 1944

Dr. O. W. Hinshaw Dies In California.

Dr. O. W. Hinshaw, a former Winchester physician, died at his home in Long Beach, Cal., Tuesday, according to word received in Winchester Wednesday.

Funeral services for Dr. Hinshaw are to be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Long Beach.

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

Death Claims Leota Slusher; Rites Saturday.

Mrs. Leota Slusher, 73, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Carter, of near Fairview.

Besides the daughter she leaves two sons, Joseph of Williamsport and William of Muncie.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparation and has been returned to the Carter home where friends may call.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fairview Methodist church and interment will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mildred Beasley, Greenville, has received word from the war department that her husband, Pvt. Francis Beasley, was killed in action in Germany on November 28. Pvt. Beasley had been overseas since the first of August. Before entering the service he was employed at the Buchy Packing Company in Greenville. Besides his wife he leaves two small sons, Jim and Bill, and his mother, Mrs. Anna Beasley, Greenville.

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

Darke County Death.

The war department has notified Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hill, of Bradford, that their son, Pfc. Jerry Hill, 19, was killed in action in France on November 23. He was a graduate of the 1943 class at Bradford, and entered the service the following August. He had only been overseas two months. Besides his parents he leaves several brothers and sisters.

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

James A. Leahey Succumbs Sunday To Heart Attack.

James A. Leahey, 74, a retired farmer, died Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Union City hospital from the effects of a heart attack resulting from a broken hip last Tuesday.

He was born in Conover, Ohio, on July 29, 1870, the son of James and Catherine Pryor-Leahey. He attended school in Darke county and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church.

On May 14, 1902 in Union City he married Margaret Murphy, who preceded him in death in 1942. One son, James, also preceded him in death in 1937.

Survivors are two other son, Francis, Union City, and Thomas Edward, in the service at Englewood, Calif.; four grandsons; one brother, William Leahey, Dayton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the St. Mary's church at 9 a. m. Father Emmet Dillon, of Huntington will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence, 722 North Howard street, Monday evening where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ruth Price, 82, died Friday at her home in Greenville, following an extended illness. Surviving are two sons, Roy Bidwell, Arcanum, and Renza Bidwell, Richmond; and two daughters, Mrs. Orpha Kavanaugh, Greenville, and Mrs. Roscoe Miller, Gordon.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Bertha McCain Vance, 85, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Shields, six miles west of Greenville. Immediate survivors include one other daughter, Mrs. Grace Gebhart, of Dayton, five grandchildren, and two brothers, James Cain, of Pleasant Hill and A. S. Cain, of Richmond.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Brubaker, 80, formerly of West Alexandria, died Thursday at the Brethren church home in Greenville. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Lesher, of Trotwood, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews are the only immediate survivors. Funeral services were held Saturday at the church home with Rev. G. L. Wine officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery, near West Alexandria.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 1, 1864 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of John F. Brubaker and Lucinda Shock (both b. in Preble Co., OH. Her husband was Franklin Brubaker.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Pierron, of near Versailles, died Thursday after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday at the Holy Family church in Frenchtown, and burial was in the church cemetery. She leaves her husband, John Pierron, one son, Alfred, Versailles, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Didler of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 19, 1944

Elva J. Allen, Life Long County Resident, Dead.

Mrs. Elva J. Allen, 81, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Moore, 213 South East street, Winchester, at 1:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon following an illness of three months.

She was born in Randolph county the daughter of Joseph and Betsy Coats Keys on March 26, 1863, she was a life long resident of Randolph county, spending most of her life on her farm two and one-half miles east of Winchester.

She leaves one son, Ernest of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Moore, where she died; one brother Elwood Keys of Winchester; ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Funeral Services For Joseph McNally Conducted Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Macy of Union City were called to Indianapolis Friday to bring their daughter, Mrs. Joseph P. McNally, to their home. Mrs. McNally had contracted pneumonia while caring for her husband who had the flu. Mr. McNally had apparently recovered and intended visiting his mother in Cincinnati until well enough to return to work but as the group reached New Castle he became suddenly ill and was taken to the hospital where he died a few hour later.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Cincinnati at St. Stephen's church with High Mass and burial in a cemetery there. Besides his wife, who was formerly Miss Emma Thornburg; he is survived by three sons, Terrence, Michael and Joel; his mother, Mrs. Mary Henry; and two sisters, Mrs. John Laner and Mrs. Albert Webber of Cincinnati. One son, Timothy, preceded him in death. Mr. McNally was employed at the Progress Tool and Engraving company in Indianapolis where the family had resided for the past three years.

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

Darke County Death.

Roger Miller, 33, of Urbana, a former Greenville resident, died Sunday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton. He had suffered from a blood stream infection for the last two years. Surviving is his wife, Mary Elizabeth; his mother, Mrs. Anna Miller, Greenville; and two sisters, Miss Mary Margaret Miller, Greenville; and Mrs. Helen Hershey, Dayton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. John B. Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Schmalenberger, 64, died Saturday afternoon at her residence in Greenville, following a lingering illness. She leaves two brothers, Carl Wagner, one half-brother, Louis Wagner, of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. F. H. Dismeier, Greenville, and Mrs. W. F. Rentz, of Brewster, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the St. Paul's Lutheran church with Rev. C. C. Wesel officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Anna Belle Taylor, 67, wife of William Taylor, died Sunday at her farm home near Rossburg. Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Helen Garrison, Greenville; Mrs. Mary Wampler, Ansonia; and Mrs. Clara Schmidt, Dayton; two sons, Glen and Lloyd, both of Rossburg.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 5, 1877 in Wabash Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Riegel (b. York Twp., Darke Co.) and Annie McDoran (b. Paulding Co., OH). She was buried on Dec. 20th in the Brock Cemetery.]

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

W. Chenoweth, Glen Karn, O. Merchant, Dies.

William Albert Chenoweth, 90, passed away at his home in Glen Karn, O., at 8 p. m. Tuesday following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Chenoweth had spent his entire lifetime in the community and had been a merchant in Glen Karn for 60 years.

Surviving are five sons, Vernon Earl and Clarence of Hollansburg, O., S. D. and Harry W. of Richmond, and Harley E. of Cleveland, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Idris McKissock of near Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Templeton of Hollansburg, and Mrs. Ethel Reid of Richmond; one brother, Elmer of Louisburg, O.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CWT) at the Hollansburg, O. Christian church with burial in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the home in Glen Karn after 10 a. m.

[His deceased wife was Rosella Thomas.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Minnie V. Foster died suddenly Monday evening at her home in Lewisburg. Surviving are her husband, Riley Foster and a niece, Mrs. Jed C. Coppock, Greenville. Funeral services were held Thursday in Lewisburg with burial at the Greenville cemetery.

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

Frank E. Dunn Taken By Death This Morning.

Frank E. Dunn, 72, well known resident of Union City died at 4:45 a. m. Saturday at his residence at 723 North Plum street following a lingering illness.

He was born near South Salem on June 30, 1872 the son of William and Deliah Bailey Dunn. He attended the Wayne school and was an active member of the Christian church. He was married to Delia Boze in Union City. For many years he was a painter and paper hanger.

Besides the wife he leaves one son, Earl of Union City; five step children, Mrs. Hazen Conrad and Clifford Boze of Union City, Mrs. Stella Oliver of Greenville, O., Mrs. Ruth Dixon of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Harry Willits of Winchester; three grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; one brother, Attorney Ernest M. Dunn of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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

James A. White Dies Suddenly; Rites Saturday.

Funeral services for James A. White, 79, who passed away suddenly at his home at 808 North West street, Winchester, Wednesday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational-Christian church with Rev. Leo McKinley officiating. Interment was in the Union cemetery north of Parker.

Mr. White is survived by the wife Martha; three children, Lois Allman and Lella Corley, both of Indianapolis and Lester White of Muncie; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death.

Clyde C. Reigle, 69, a well known resident of Weaver's Station, died Thursday after a lingering illness. Immediate survivors include one son Robert, also of Weaver's Station; three grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Detling of Ansonia.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Anna Katherine Hickey of Ansonia, who for several years was employed as a telegrapher by the Big Four railroad, died Wednesday. Surviving are two brothers, Frank Tilden, Greenville, and Charles Tilden, Ansonia, and a half-sister, Belle Tilden, also of Ansonia. Services will be held at the Fisher funeral home there at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Hull officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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

Lester D. Pratt Dies Monday; Rites Wednesday.

Lester Dale Pratt, 38, of Union City route one died at his residence early Christmas morning of complications following a siege of influenza.

He was born in Randolph county on Sept. 3, 1901 the son of Cloyce and Mary Grice Pratt. For several years he had helped his father with farm work.

Besides the parents he leaves two brothers, Wayne Pratt at home and Pfc. Blaine Pratt who is serving in Belgium.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Richard Applegate officiating.

Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Maynard Riffle funeral home in Ft. Recovery to the residence where friends may call.

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

Frank Mock Dies In Miami, Fla. Following Stroke.

Frank Mock, 44, a former resident of Jay and Randolph counties, died Saturday evening in Miami, Fla., following a stroke. Mr. Mock had been a resident of Florida for the last several years.

He is survived by the wife Mary; two son, Clarence D. Mock and Richard Mock, both of Miami; two daughters, Mrs. Ordessa Gedif and Mrs. Elsie Ketchief, both of Miami; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Weimer of Saratoga, Mrs. Emma Batten of Stanton, Mich., and Mrs. Clara Fraze of Lynn; and one brother, Walter Mock of near Union City.

The body arrived at 11:20 a. m. this morning in Portland and was taken to the Williamson funeral home for burial preparations.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery west of Deerfield.

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

Heart Attack Fatal To Former Jay County Man.

Rev. Charles H. Delauter, 60, Lutheran pastor at Sulphur Springs, O., a former resident of Jay county, died suddenly at his home Sunday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock following a heart attack. Rev. Delauter had preached two sermons Sunday morning.

He is survived by the wife, Mary N. Berger Delauter; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Isenhart of Salamonia, Mrs. Lily Myers of Seminole, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ducenda Poling of Ft. Wayne; and one brother, W. O. Delauter of Salamonia.

Funeral services will be held at Sulphur Springs at 1 p. m. Tuesday after which the body will be brought to the Williamson funeral home in Portland. From the funeral home the body will be taken to the Methodist church in Salamonia at 10 a. m. Wednesday to lie in state until the funeral services at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

John Wagner, 49 year old Greenville auto mechanic, died at 5:35 a. m. Friday at the Veterans hospital in Dayton following a weeks illness from pneumonia. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Louise Lephart, Muncie, a brother, George Wagner, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Weese, also of Greenville. Services were held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday, and burial will be in the Greenville cemetery..

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

Darke County Death.

Willis A. Cassel, 71, dropped dead early Friday evening while assisting with janitorial work at the Bradford Church of the Brethren. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Alice Martin, Bradford, and a brother, Levi Cassel, of Dayton.

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

L. D. Thompson Dies Following Long Illness.

Lorenzo D. Thompson, 78, died at his home in Lynn at 9:40 p. m. Sunday following an illness of long duration.

Surviving are the widow, Rachel; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Brumley of Winchester; Mrs. Bertha Fulton of near Lynn; and Mrs. Florence Hutchen of Baltimore, Md.; one son, Lanson of Winchester; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Jolmer of Sandusky, O., Mrs. Zelda Buckingham of Del Ray, La Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Lavina Fields of Winchester; one brother, Ira Thompson of Fountain City.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Lynn Nazarene church with Rev. Denver Medsker officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home to the residence in Lynn where fiends may call at any time.

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

Lee Mendenhall Dies Tuesday At County Hospital

Lee Mendenhall, 78, died at the Randolph County hospital at 4 a. m. following several weeks illness. Mr. Mendenhall was a retired farmer.

Surviving are the wife Leila; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Fisher of Winchester, and Mrs. Thomas Whitner of Elizabeth, N. J.; two brothers, Dr. T. E. Mendenhall of Miami Beach, Fla., and B. C. Mendenhall of Farmland; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Ballinger of Cambridge City, Mrs. Alice Moore of Losantville and Mrs. S. B. Templin of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at the Friends church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The casket will be opened at the church from 1:30 until 2 p. m. Services will be in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier with burial in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Pvt. J. W. Byrum Is Casualty On European Front.

Pvt. James Walter Byrum, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orla Byrum, of near Saratoga, was killed in Europe on December 6, according to word received by his parents Tuesday night from the War Department.

He was born on January 12, 1924 and graduated from the Saratoga high school. Before he entered the service last May, he had assisted his father with farm work. He went overseas in September and was serving in an Infantry regiment.

Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Juaneta and Mrs. Nevea Jessup; three brothers, Harold, Carroll and Freddie.

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

Mrs. Ben Holroyd Dies Suddenly At Ravenna, O.

Mrs. Ben Holroyd, wife of Rev. Ben Holroyd, former minister of the Union City Christian church, died suddenly Wednesday evening from the effects of a heart attack at her home at 515 East Riddle street, Ravenna, Ohio.

For ten years Rev. and Mrs. Holroyd were missionaries in China and their daughter, Margaret, was born there. Before coming to Union City in 1936, they were in Cleveland. For six years they lived here leaving for the church in Ravenna in 1942.

While in Union City Mrs. Holroyd was very active in the church and was president of the Women's Society. She was also a member of the Twentieth Century club.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Ravenna.

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

Elbried Engle Dies At Bluffton Medical Clinic.

Elbried A. Engle, 53, formerly residing southwest of Lynn died at the medical clinic in Bluffton at 11:10 a. m. Tuesday after a lingering illness.

Surviving are the widow, Hazel; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Cox of Richmond; Mrs. Anna Thompson of Spartanburg; Mrs. Mary Hinshaw of near Winchester and Mrs. Martha DeVaney and Mrs. Lillian Hinshaw, both at home; two sons, James of near Carlos, and Reed at home; one brother, Prise of Carlos, and and one half-brother, Raymond Engle of Jacksonville, Cal.; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Engle will be held at the Bloomingport Friends church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Time that the friends may call will be announced later.

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

Oliver Dillie Dies At Home In Parker Tuesday.

Oliver Dillie, 80, died at his home in Parker Tuesday following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dewey Jarrett and Mrs. Earl Cougill, both of Muncie; six sons, Jake, Valmond and Norvel, all of Parker, Omer and Hubert and Donald of the U. S. army; and one brother, Herb Dillie, who lives in Illinois.

Funeral services for Mr. Dillie will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Parker Methodist church with Rev. E. F. Landrey officiating. Interment will be in the Union cemetery.

Friends may call at the Perry mortuary in Parker until time for the services.

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

Pvt. James L. Miller Killed In Action In Germany On Dec. 10.

The price that must be paid for a complete and lasting victory becomes more prominent in the minds of those on the home front every day with the publication of casualty lists on which appears the name of a loved one or an acquaintance.

The war in Germany has taken another young man from Winchester. Tuesday Mrs. Miriam Miller, Union street, received a telegram from the war department stating that her son, Pvt. James L. Miller, had been killed in action in Germany on Dec. 10. Mrs. Miller had previously received a telegram stating that her son was missing in action.

Pvt. Miller had been overseas since the later part of September of this year. He would have been in the armed forces two years next spring. Receiving his basic training at Camp Hood, Tex., he was transferred to Ball State college, Muncie for ASTP training. When the ASTP training was disbanded Pvt. Miller was sent back to Texas.

He attended Hanover college for two years and was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1941.

Surviving besides the mother is one brother, Bobby, at home.

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

Death Claims Arthur Wells; Rites Friday.

Arthur F. Wells, 63, died at his home three and one-half miles northeast of Winchester Wednesday at 1:05 a. m.

Surviving are the wife, Coil; one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Wells; two brothers, Claude Wells of Batavia, Ill., and Lewis Wells of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Holt, Mrs. Dollie Albert of Chicago and Mrs. Elizabeth Ralph of Lawrenceburg, Ind. Also several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. M. R. King. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Death Claims George Strait; Rites Monday.

Funeral services for George Alva Strait, 81, of South State Line street, Union City, who died early this morning at the Winchester hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage will be held at the Brooks funeral home Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate and burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mrs. Strait was born in Randolph county March 29, 1863, the son of Henry and Isabelle Harris-Strait. In 1888 he was married to Catherine Eib, who preceded him in death several years ago. He was a member of the Christian church, and also a member of the IOOF Lodge in this city. He followed the occupation of farming all his life.

Surviving are one son, Walter Henry Strait, route 5, Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Byrum, route 2, Union City and Mrs. Iva Oswalt, Greenville; one half-brother, John H. Strait, south of Union City, and one half-sister, Fanny Murphy of Greenville.

After Saturday noon friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Mary A. Edwards Dies Wednesday In Ridgeville.

Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards, 77 years old, died early Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Miss Grace Edwards of Ridgeville.

Surviving in addition to the daughter, Grace, are three daughters, Mrs. Edith Macy, Mrs. Eva Addington, both of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Herman Weimer of Union City; a son, Henry of Winchester; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edwards will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Jericho Friends church, five miles southeast of Winchester. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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

Small Mullen Child Dies In Sidney, O.

Thomas Franklin Mullen, small son of Sgt. Norval and Louise Bannon-Mullen, died Thursday from pneumonia at the home of relatives in Sidney. His father is serving with the armed forces overseas, while his mother lives in Union City at the home of William Bannon, the maternal grandfather. He was born at Portland on March 4, 1942.

Funeral announcements will be made later.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by the Salvation Army at the Free Methodist church in Union City, with Sgt. Floyd Root officiating. No burial site was given.]

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

Death Claims Howard Brooks; Rites Friday.

Word was received in Winchester Wednesday of the sudden death at Muncie of Howard Leland Brooks, 66 years old, former resident of Winchester. Mrs. Brooks was visiting in Winchester at the time of her husband's death.

Surviving are the widow, Katre; two brothers, Charles, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Frank, Beaumont, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks, Redland, Cal., and Mrs. Milda Gaffey, Parson, Kans.

Funeral services will be held at the Maynard and Walker funeral home on Friday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. today.

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Farmland for Mrs. Maxie Thomas, 61, whose death occurred Monday at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie. Burial was made in the Ansonia cemetery. She leaves seven sons, Casper, of Muncie; Leonard, of Albany; Willis, of Parker; Clyde, at home in Rossburg, and Charles, Ford, and Arthur, all in the armed services; seven daughters, Mrs. Anna King, Muncie; Mrs. Paul Dennis, Parker; Mrs. Mae Tolley and Myrtle Thomas, who reside in Calif.; and Lor Etta and De Etta and Mrs. Ruby Marab, at home.

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

T. M. Thornburg Dies Following Long Illness.

Thomas Maulsey Thornburg, 74 years old, 229 East Washington street, Winchester, died Wednesday after a lingering illness. Born in Winchester, Mr. Thornburg was in the insurance business for 41 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the widow, Esther; a son, James Fletcher, Mishawaka, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. E. H. Barnes of Burbank, Cal., and two grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ina Arnett, of Woodington, has received word from the war department that her husband, Pvt. Homer Arnett, 25, who had been previously missing in action in Germany on November 30, had met his death on that date. Pvt. Arnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Opal Arnett, Greenville, entered military service in May 1944 and was assigned to Fort Meade, Md. For his basic training. Before entering the service he was employed by the Frigidaire corporation in Dayton. Besides the wife and parents he leaves a five year old son, Harold.

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

Injuries Received In Fall Fatal To Mary Kaylor.

Mrs. Mary Catherine Kaylor, 84, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 9:22 p. m. Thursday, after an illness of two weeks due to a fall received at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Thatcher of Union City, with whom she made her home.

Besides the daughter she leaves one son, Roy of Winchester, and one grandchild.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation where friends may call after 6 p. m. Friday. The body will be taken Saturday at 11 a. m. to the home of the daughter, 515 North High street, Union City, where short services will be held Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Kauffman.

The remains will then be removed to Bellefontaine, O., where funeral services will be held at the Leonard funeral home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will take place in the Bellefontaine cemetery.

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

Hunting Accident Is Fatal To Boy.

Funeral services were held Friday for Howard Arnold, 10, who died Wednesday the victim of a hunting accident on his father's farm near Greenville.

He was fatally wounded when pellets from the .410 shotgun, a Christmas present, pierced a vein near his heart. He slipped and fell, and the firearm discharged.

The only survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Arnold.

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

Darke County Death.

Pfc. Charles W. Nyman, 33, Greenville, who had been reported missing in action in France, is now officially dead, according to word received from the war department by his wife, Onda Nyman, who lives in Greenville. Prior to his induction in 1942 he was employed by the Delco Products company in Dayton. Besides the wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Laura Nyman, Greenville, and eight brothers and sisters.

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