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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1945

Mrs. C. Thurston Taken By Death Monday Night.

Mrs. Cornelia Thurston, 83, of 702 West Pearl street, Union City, died Monday night at the Winchester hospital following a week of serious illness.

She was born at Piqua, Ohio, on October 13, 1861, the daughter of Jerome and Amanda Cooper. When she was a young girl she moved to Union City and attended the West Side school.

In 1888 she was married to Perry Thurston, who proceeded her in death in 1933. Since that time she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Bary Cory, and her niece, Miss Ethel Cory. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides her sister and niece, she leaves several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be at the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 2, 1945

Sgt. F. Gable Of Losantville Killed In Action

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gable of Losantville were notified by the War Department Tuesday evening that their son, Sgt. Forest Gable, had been killed in action in France on Nov. 28.

Sgt. Gable was inducted into the army in December of '42 and went overseas in October of this year. He was commander of a tank in the 14th armored group of the U. S. Seventh army.

Sgt. Gable received his military training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. And Camp Campbell, Ky. He was graduated from the Losantville high school wish the class of 1938. He as a member of a family of five boys, four of whom have been in the armed forces.

He is survived by the parents and four brothers, Harold, at home, Delbert of Hagerstown, recently honorably discharged from the service, S-Sgt. John and Cpl. Vernon, both in the Philippines.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

U. City Farmer Dies Wed.

Morris Noffsinger, 72, was taken by death at 8:30 o'clock this morning at the Greenville hospital following a week of serious illness. For many years he had followed the occupation of farming, residing four miles south of Union City on the State Line road.

He had made his home with Mr. And Mrs. C. A. Holzapfel since the death of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Netzley with whom he had lived as a boy.

He leaves no immediate survivors in this community.

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery.

The body has been removed to the funeral home where friends may call after 3 p. m. Thursday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

Former Resident Of County Dies In Oklahoma.

Word has been received of the death of Ronald Garringer, 52, of Edmond, Okla., who died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning after a lingering illness. He was formerly a resident of Randolph county.

He leaves the widow, Matrid; two sons, Stanley and James, at home; one daughter, Mary Alice, at home; two brothers, Silas of near Ridgeville, and Luther of Meade, Kansas; and five sisters, Mrs. Lester Baughman of Portland, Mrs. Charles Steed of Shepherd, Mich., Mrs. Ozro Shierling of Ossian, Ind., Mrs. Carl Sipe of New Haven, Ind., and Miss Viola Garringer of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Mr. Garringer served with the United States navy in World War I. For the past 25 years he has been employed by the Phillips Petroleum company and has worked for this company in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Funeral services will be conducted at Edmond, Okla.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

Son Of Former Residents Killed In Action Dec. 14.

Mr. and Mrs. Shields D. Cortner of Winchester have received word that their nephew, Pvt. Edger Treber, 27, was killed in action in France on Dec. 14.

Pvt Treber was the son of Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Treber of Argos, Ind. Rev. and Mrs. Treber and son formerly resided in Winchester, where Rev. Treber was pastor of the East street Congregational-Christian church for seven years.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

Nephew Of Local Resident Killed.

Mrs. Caroline Shump, Mrs. Ralph Bouser and Mrs. Norman Wilson of Winchester have received word of the death of their nephew, S-Sgt. Ray Shump, who was reported killed in action in France Dec. 9. S-Sgt Shump resided in Portsmouth, Ohio.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

Carrie Westfall Dies At Son's Home In Colorado.

Relatives in Winchester received word Sunday of the death of Mrs. Carrie L. Brumfield Westfall, 72, who passed away at the home of her son in Rocky Ford, Col., Saturday afternoon. She had been an invalid for several years.

Mrs. Westfall had returned to Colorado Oct. 1 after spending two years here with her sisters, Mary Moody, Linda Macy, Alice Peacock and Annie Brumfield, now deceased.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 3, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Gertrude A. Studebaker, 70, a native of Lightsville and a life-long resident of Darke County, died at 3:30 a. m. Saturday at her residence in Greenville following a three-week illness.

Surviving are two sons, Ray of Greenville R. R. and George, of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Henderson Albright, Greenville; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Whitacre, Spokane, Washington; Harry Whitacre, Westerville, and Ralph Whitacre, of Arcanum R. R., and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Fahnestock, of Greenville; Mrs. Olive Trieshman of Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. Forest Bentz, Dayton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. W. Black officiating.

[She was buried in Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 4, 1945

Death Claims Sarah Snyder At Residence.

As a result of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered two weeks ago, Mrs. Sarah Anna Snyder, 81, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, passed away at her residence at 202 East Oak street.

Mrs. Snyder was born near Union City, December 1, 1863, the daughter of William and Lucetta Polly-Arthur, and attended the old No. 2 school. After she married Frank Snyder in 1881, they lived on a farm near Lightsville until his death in 1933. Following his death, Mrs. Snyder and three of her daughters moved to their present address.

Survivors include two sons and four daughters, Clyde Snyder, Ansonia; Everett Snyder, route one, New Weston; Mrs. Mae Conklin, route two, Union City; Mrs. Leona Welsh, Celie Snyder, and Florence Snyder, at home; two brothers, John Arthur of Detroit and Edward Arthur, of Union City; eighteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One daughter, Cora, died in 1918.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church with J. A. Watson and Rev. P. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p. m. Thursday at the residence.

[She was married March 17, 1881. Her husband, Frank, died Nov. 17, 1891 in Darke Co., OH. Correcting the above, there were seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. -- from an Obituary published Jan. 28, 1945.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1945

George Murphy Dies Suddenly At Richmond.

George R. Murphy, 70 years old, a retired Union City business man died suddenly at Richmond Thursday at 8:50 p. m. following a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. He was at the home of his son, Martin, at 303 North 10th street where he had been visiting for the past several weeks.

He was born in Union county, May 30, 1874, the son of Martin and Bridget O'Neal-Murphy, but had resided in this community for most of his life. He attended the St. Mary's school of Union City. On March 15, 1899 he was married to Anne Bowersock who preceded him in death in 1930. Mr. Murphy was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church; the local Elks lodge, and the Druid's lodge of Richmond.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary Gertrude Murphy, principal of the West Side grade school; Lieutenants Sarah, Josephine, and Regina with the U. S. Army Nurses' corps in Europe, Margaret, a nurse at the Union City hospital; four sons, Martin and Robert of Richmond, Lt. Senior Grade Richard Murphy, stationed on the West coast with the U. S. Navy, and Pfc. Jack Murphy with the U. S. Marine corps in the South Pacific. Two grandchildren of Richmond also survive. One son, George, died in 1938.

Mr. Murphy will be brought to the Fraze funeral home Sunday noon where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's Catholic church with Father A. Knoff officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1945

Death Takes Young Life Of Bobby Crabtree.

Bobby Gale Crabtree, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Crabtree of Losantville, died Wednesday evening at the Henry county hospital.

Besides the parents he leaves three sisters, Emogene, Shirley and Betty, all at home; and four brothers, Ralph, Ray, Jesse and David, also at home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Separate Baptist church in Losantville and burial will take place in the Riverside cemetery.

The body will remain at the Reynard Funeral home in Modoc until Saturday afternoon, at which time it will be taken to the home southwest of Modoc.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1945

Joseph A. Wilt Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Joseph A. Wilt, 86, passed away at the Randolph county hospital at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He was a resident of Carlos and a member of the Carlos Christian church.

He is survived by the widow, Hannah; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Kenyon of Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Charles of Shirley, Ind.; 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will then be taken to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Interment will be in the Union cemetery west of Carlos.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 5, 1945

Darke County Death.

George Trobridge, 73, a Darke county native, died Tuesday at the home of a brother, Sam, at 504 East Main street, Bradford, from the effects of a stroke. Mr. Trobridge had been active in farming pursuits in this area for over fifty years.

The one brother and a sister, Mrs. Nora Schneck, of Chattanooga, Tenn., are the only survivors.

Services are to be held at two p. m. at the home of the brother in Bradford. The Rev. G. E. Weaver will officiate. Burial will be at Gettysburg.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1945

Son Of Saratoga Woman Reported Killed In Action.

Mrs. Berth Critser of Saratoga received word from the war department Thursday evening that her son, Pfc. Andrew Critser, was killed in action in Holland on Oct. 7. Mrs. Critser had previously received a telegram that her son had been missing in Holland since Oct. 7.

Pfc. Critser was graduated from the La Porte, Ind. High school. His father, Ralph Critser, resides in La Porte. His mother owns and operates the Saratoga Cafe.

Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Robert Warren of Saratoga.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Matilda Rhoades Appenzeller, 83, a lifelong resident of Darke county, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital. She had been in failing health since last July.

Surviving are two daughters, Mr. Pearl Moore, Celina, and Mrs. Earl Reinheimer, Greenville; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Stephen and Curt Rhoades, both of Greenville R. R., and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pitsenbarger, Greenville.

Services will be held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville at 2:30 p. m. Saturday with the Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Bessie Law Schellhause, of Versailles, died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a two-month illness.

The only immediate survivors are her husband, Henry, a Versailles drayman, and one brother, Gail Law, of Eaton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at the residence on Euclid street, Versailles.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Alma Brown, 65, of near Palestine, died Wednesday at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, Ind. She had been in declining health for the last six years.

Besides the husband, she leaves two brothers, William Jefferis, of Palestine, and Marvin Jefferis of Richmond.

Funeral services were conducted at two p. m. Saturday at New Madison with the Rev. W. K. Messmer officiating. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1945

Crawford Child Claimed By Death.

After a few days illness of pneumonia, Dickie Lee Crawford, one-year old son of Chester and Edna Davis-Crawford, died early Sunday morning at the residence corner of Deerfield road and John Street, Union City. The mother of the child is reported to be seriously ill with pneumonia at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Marilyn May, Barbara Ann, Arlene Anetta, and Donna Lou; two brothers, James and Jackie, all at home; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charity Crawford of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Residence with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating with burial in the Saratoga cemetery. The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1945

Son Of Former Resident Killed In Belgium.

Mrs. Ivan Ross of Winchester has received word that her nephew, S-Sgt. Marvin R. Cummins of San Antonio, Tex., was killed in action in Belgium recently.

His mother, Gertrude (Keys) Cummins, formerly resided in Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

The body of Mrs. Nancy Jane Marshall, 97, formerly of Greenville, whose death occurred on January 3 at Lake Wales, Fla., arrived at Greenville Saturday. Services were conducted Monday with the Rev. Edgar V. Loucke officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery at Xenia.

Besides the one daughter; she leaves a son, Lewis Marshall, of Greenville, and several grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Despondency over failing health is attributed as the motive for the suicide of Mrs. Elva Blackburn, 45, who shot and killed herself Friday in her home at 408 Plum street, Greenville, with a .32 calibre revolver.

Besides the husband [Carl], she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Betty Rolfe, who serves with the WACS at Coffeyville, Kans.; her mother, Mrs. Ella Dunn, Greenville; two brothers, Taylor Dunn and Mike Dunn, both of Greenville R. R. 2 and three sisters, Mrs. Earl Kraft of Winchester, Indiana; Mrs. George Longfellow, of Union City, and Mrs. Russell Hicks, Greenville.

[She was b. 17 June 1900 at Delisle, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Dunn and Ella Long. She was buried in the Greenville Cemetery on Jan. 8, 1945.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lesetta Stallman Lawrence died at 4:15 p. m. Friday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall Thursday morning. The injuries included a fractured hip. The accident occurred at the home of a sister, Mrs. D. L. Gaskill, 303 East Third street, with whom Mrs. Lawrence had lived for the past two years.

The one sister is the only immediate survivor. Two other sisters preceded her in death.

Services were held at the residence at two p. m. Tuesday. Interment was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Thomas A. Friley, 61, an employe of the Turpen-McKnight Company, Greenville funeral directors, died at 11:15 p. m. Friday in his apartment in the firm's office on West Fifth street, Greenville, after a month's illness.

One daughter, Mrs. Naomi Grise, Greenville, and a grandchild are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held at two p. m. Sunday and interment was made in the Greenville cemetery Monday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1945

High School Girl Dies Of Injuries.

Phyllis Thomas, 17, died at 7:45 p. m. Monday in Wayne hospital, Greenville, of injuries suffered Sunday evening when the auto in which she was riding crashed into a Cincinnati-Northern train at a crossing near New Madison.

Miss Thomas was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Thomas, who live near New Madison, and a senior at New Madison high school. She suffered a skull fracture in the accident. She had been attending a young peoples meeting in the local U. B. church with Maurice Williams, 18, of Arcanum R. R. 1. The couple was returning home when the accident happened. Williams, who was driving, escaped with minor injuries.

Miss Thomas is survived by her parents and two brothers, Lowell in the Navy and Wendell at home.

Funeral services will be held at the New Madison U. B. church Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery in New Madison.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1945

Darke County Death.

Miss Anna L. Thompson, 77, died at 12:30 p. m. Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Zechar, one mile southwest of Yorkshire. Rheumatic fever was the cause of death. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Virdie Hardman.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at two p. m. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 10, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Harriett Hartle, 90, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her nephew, Charles Hartzell, near Pikeville. Mrs. Hartle was one of Darke county's oldest pioneer residents. She was born in the Beamsville vicinity and resided there most of her lifetime.

The deceased is survived by sixteen nieces and nephews and was an aunt of Sheriff Arthur Hartle.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. E. Harold Kettner of St. John's Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be made in the Beamsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 11, 1945

Mrs. R. VanDyke Dies Suddenly At Ball Hospital.

Mrs. Retta VanDyke, 70 years old, a former resident of Union City and Winchester, died suddenly at Muncie Wednesday at 5 p. m. at the Ball Memorial hospital following a heart attack she suffered at 2 o'clock in the morning. She was at the home of friends, the R. C. Shannon family, in Muncie while waiting to make her residence with her son, George, in Indianapolis.

She was the widow of the late G. S. VanDyke who formerly was an associate of the Morris funeral service in Union City and was a nurse before her marriage. Mrs. VanDyke was a member of the Christian church.

Besides her son, George, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, at the Morris funeral service on North Columbia street with Rev. G. Payne of Winchester, officiating. Interment will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call Friday afternoon at the funeral service until the hour of the funeral.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1945

Cpl. Alexander Dies At Hospital In California.

Corporal Charles E. Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander of Winchester passed away at the Letterman General hospital, San Francisco, Cal., January 9. He had spent seven months in the southwest Pacific.

Besides the parents he leaves the wife, Betty, of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Woods of Winchester, Mrs. Charles Jones of Muncie, and Edith and Mary at home; and two brothers, William, serving with the U. S. army air force stationed at Tyndal Field, Panama City, Fla., and James at home.

The body will be returned to the Summers funeral home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

January 16, 1945

The body of Cpl. Charles Alexander, who died at the General Hospital in San Francisco, Calif. January 9, will arrive in Winchester at 11:45 p. m. Wednesday and will be taken to the Summers Funeral Home.

Cpl. Alexander had just returned to the states after serving seven months overseas in the Southwest Pacific area.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, the parents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Alexander of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Wood and Mrs. Charles Jones of Winchester, Edith and Mary at home. Two brothers of the Army Air Corp. stationed in Fla. And Jim at home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the White River Friends church in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier with Rev. Raymond Harris assisting. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Vincent Thompson, 87, who died Saturday at the home of his son, Virgil, one mile west of Ansonia, were held Tuesday at Manchester, Ohio.

Mr. Thompson is survived by two sons, Virgil and C. L. Thompson; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Mowry; two sisters, sixteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Shirley Ann Godown, twenty-five day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Godown, R. R. 4, Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning.

Besides the parents she is survived by a half-brother and a half-sister.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1945

Brother of Local Resident Dies Of Heart Attack.

Miss Stella Mason of Winchester left Friday for Pierceton, Ind. Because of the death of her brother, Eldie Mason. Death occurred Wednesday from a heart attack. Funeral services were held this afternoon.

Surviving are the wife, Flossie; one son, Robert of Mason, O.; one grandchild; two brothers, Ed and Fred Mason, and one sister, Mary, all of Tacoma, Wash.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1945

Heart Attack Claims Life Of Edward Wright.

Funeral services for Edward E. Wright, 70, who died of a heart attack at his home three miles southwest of Farmland Thursday morning, will be held at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Katie; two sons, Carol of Farmland, and Cecil at home; two sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Bond of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt of near Farmland; three brothers, Ottie of near Lynn, Rollie of near Fortville and Noah of Muncie.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral arrangements were completed Thursday for Vernon Garber, 61-year-old Van Buren township farmer, whose death occurred Wednesday at the Dayton State hospital. He lived northeast of Greenville on the West Milton road.

Services will be held at ten a. m. Sunday at the Miller Grove German Baptist church, northeast of Pitsburg. Burial will be in the Lower Stillwater cemetery [Montgomery Co.]

Surviving are his wife, Bertha; two sons, Ezra and Paul; four daughters, Opal, Eva, Ida, and Mrs. John Hoffman; three grandchildren; seven brothers, and two sisters.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 25, 1883 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of Philip Garber and Emma Huffman. Seven brothers, Jesse, Arcanum; Lee, Brookville; Milton, Dayton; Cora, Brookville; Ira, Castine; and Charles, Davenport, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mars. Abe Peters, Covington and Mrs. Bertha Urmey, Dayton.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1945

Mrs. Mary Humbert Barga, 70, died Wednesday evening at her home on North West street in Versailles. She had been bedfast for the last three weeks.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Schieltz, of Russia; Mrs. Robert Simmons, Willowdell, and Nora Bara, at home; and two sons, John, of Versailles, and Ernest at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 13, 1945

Mrs. Jane Gebhart, 88, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Stutz, in Arcanum, after a lingering illness. Services were held at the Gebhart residence, one mile north of West Sonora, Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Nora Riley, of Lewisburg; two sons, Earl Gehart, also of Lewisburg, and John Gebhart, of Avery, Idaho, and eight grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Frank Hindsley, 90, a lifelong resident of Darke county, died at eight p. m. Thursday at the home of a son, Glen, in New Madison, following a two-month illness.

Surviving are one other son, Joseph, of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Bookwalter, of Lewisburg, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held there at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records states the surname as Hinsley. He was born March 16, 1854 at New Madison, OH, the son of William Hinsley (b. NC) and Ann Butts (b. OH0.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Peter's church, 2 1/2 miles south of Versailles, for Mrs. Emma Hole, 77, whose death occurred Thursday at the home of a son, Harley, also near Versailles. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The deceased leaves one other son, Rolla, of Clinton, O., and six grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 16, 1945

Former Resident Passes Away At Indianapolis.

William E. Schmidt, 60, former resident of the Union City community, passed away at his residence, 3412 E. 25th street, Brightwood, Indianapolis, Monday at 4:50 p. m.

Mr. Schmidt was born on Elm street, Union City, Ohio, in 1884, the son of John and Mary Sleigle-Schmidt. He graduated from the East Side school and married the former Mable Coby, of Hillgrove. Later he worked at Veit's Meat Market until he moved to Indianapolis 25 years ago.

Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Carl Tebis, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Albert Schmidt, of Smith and Son's garage, this city, and Henry Schmidt, of Hillsboro; one sister, Mrs. Earl Reish, Rockford, Ohio; and 11 nephews and nieces. One brother and sister are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the residence in Indianapolis, and burial will be in a cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 16, 1945

Aged County Resident Dies, Burial Tuesday.

Mrs. Rebecca Davisson Kinzie, 82, widow of William Kinzie, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ethel Bird, southwest of Modoc.

Besides the daughter she is survived by three sons, Ora Davisson of Shreveport, La., Claude Davisson, of Hagerstown, and Paul Davisson in the U. S. Army in Panama; two half sisters, Mrs. Dora Bussear of Colorado, and Mrs. Arley Green of Lynn; twenty grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Losantville Methodist church, with Rev John Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

The body will be at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc until 8 o'clock Tuesday morning when it will be taken to the Bird residence.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

Miss Belle L. Tilden, a lifelong resident of Ansonia, died very unexpectedly at 8 p. m. Friday at her home on E. Weller street in the neighboring town from the effects of a heart attack.

She leaves two brothers, Frank Tilden, Greenville, and Charles Tilden, Ansonia, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Ansonia.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

William C. Blackford, 68, of Bluffton, Ind., R. R. 1, died very unexpectedly Friday while visiting with a niece, Mrs. Floyd Good in Greenville. Death occurred at the Wayne hospital. The deceased was a native of Coletown, Darke county, but had lived near Bluffton, Indiana, for many years.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Christina; two sons, Chester, of Bluffton, and Raymond of Portland, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Emerick, also of Bluffton; a brother and two sisters.

Services and burial were held Monday at Bluffton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 17, 1945

Accident Proves Fatal To William Franklin Fisher.

A tragic accident, resulting in a fatal abdominal gun shot wound to William Franklin Fisher, 12 years old son of Mrs. Ruth Kreider-Fisher, occurred Tuesday afternoon when he, accompanied by his brother, James Jacob Fisher, age 14, and a friend, Frank Slick, also 14 years of age, were shooting pigeons near their homes on Union City route one.

The victim was rushed to the Union City hospital at 2:30 o'clock where a local physician performed an emergency operation in an effort to save the youth's life. However, owing to the seriousness of the wound, death occurred at 4:30.

William Fisher has spent his brief life at the farm home near New Lisbon whee he was born, December 30, 1933. He was a pupil at the Jackson, Indiana, school, and was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

His father was the late Al Fisher, well known resident of this community, who proceeded him in death in February, 1937.

Surviving besides the mother and brother, are one half-brother, Robert Kreider, of Union City; three aunts, Miss Emma Fisher and Mrs. Max Schoenfeld, both of this city; and Mrs. Lula Gilfoil, of Kansas City, Kansas; one uncle, Charles Kreider, of Dayton, and one niece, Martha Kreider, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the New Lisbon church with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 17, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Goens Clemens, 88, died Monday at her home in Long. She had been an invalid for the past fourteen years.

Surviving are two sons, Cornelius Clemens of Lima, and Earl Clemens, Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Smith and Mrs. Rena Epps, both of Greenville, R. R. 3, and a brother, John Goens, of New Paris.

Funeral services were held at two p. m. Wednesday at the Wesleyan M. E. church. Burial was in the Clemens cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 18, 1945

Mrs. M. Koontz Dies Following Brief Illness.

Mrs. Myrtle Koontz, 63 years old, a prominent Union City woman, died following a month's illness from carcinoma at the local hospital at 6 a. m. this morning. A lifelong resident of this community, she lived at 326 North Howard street.

She was born in Darke county on August 9, 1881, the daughter of Harvey and Lara Cauk-Ludy, and she attended the East Side school. She married Martin Koontz who survives her. Mrs. Koontz was a member of the United Brethren church and was very active in the church organizations.

She leaves besides her husband; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Bedford, of this city.

The body will remain at the Brooks funeral home where friends may call after Friday noon.

Funeral services will be held there at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery,

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 18, 1945

George Hardwick Dies Tuesday At Home In Modoc.

George Hardwick, 74, state highway employe, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Modoc. He suffered a stroke of paralysis Thursday.

Survivors include the widow, Cloe; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Burres of Indianapolis, Mrs. Elsie West of Muncie, and Mrs. Opal Cambron of Modoc; and two sons, Pvt. Clifford Hardwick, serving in Europe, and Sgt. Howard Hardwick, stationed in Hawaii.

The body was taken to the Tilson mortuary at Modoc, pending word from Sgt. Hardwick.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Modoc Methodist church with Rev. Robert Gorrell of Selma, Rev. Clarence Kurlin and Rev. James Hilliard in charge. Burial was made in the Salem cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 19, 1945

Mrs. Olive Ohler Former Resident Dies In Florida.

Mrs. Olive May-Ohler, 75 years of age, died Thursday morning at 2 o'clock at her home at 1364 West street in Miami, Florida, after an illness of two years of complications. She was the daughter of James L. and Elizabeth Dixon-Downing and was born August 3, 1869 at the Downing homestead three miles south of Union City.

Mrs. Ohler attended the number Five District school near her home and was married to Francis Ohler in 1891. She and her husband lived on a farm near the Wayne school until he met his death in an automobile accident several years ago. With her daughter, Miss Ruby Ohler, she moved to a residence on North Howard street in Union City where they resided until a few years ago when they went to Miami.

Survivors besides the daughter are two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Smith route four, Union City; and Mrs. Maude Gear, Hollywood, Florida; three brothers, Elmer and Alva Downing of this city, and Earl Downing, Hollywood, Florida.

Mrs. Ohler was a member of the South Salem Christian church. The body is expected to arrive in Union City Saturday evening and will be taken to the Fraze funeral home where services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock with interment in the Union City cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Listed as killed in action is Tech. Sgt. August Wirrig, Jr., 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wirrig, Greenville, R. R. 5. He met death on December 21 in Belgium, according to a war department telegram received by his parents. He served with a tank destroyer battalion.

Besides the parents, he leaves six brothers and sisters. One brother, Sgt. Harold Wirrig, was also in Belgium when last heard from by his parents.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Staff Sgt. Maurice Cheadle, 25, was killed in action in Luxembourg on December 26, the war department has notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cheadle, Arcanum. The Arcanum soldier has served with the armed forces since 1941 and has been overseas for over three years. During the forepart of November he sustained slight wounds and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. The medal was recently sent to his parents.

He has four brothers and a brother-in-law in service and his mother also has two brothers who serve with the armed forces.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Death Claims William Wright, Rites Today.

William Wright, 79, died at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home south of Winchester.

His only immediate survivors are one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Wright of White Water, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was brought to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc where services were held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial was in the White Water cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

John McConnell, 88, of 201 Wayne Avenue, Greenville, died Thursday at Wayne hospital here after a year's illness.

The only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Hattie Haise, of Centerville, Ind. His wife, Catherine died in May 1942.

Services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at two p. m. Monday with Rev. G. D. Letner officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Sandra Lee Boyer, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Boyer, Bradford, died Thursday at Piqua Memorial hospital after a short illness from pneumonia.

Surviving are the father and mother, a sister, Arlene, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boyer.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Boyer residence on East Oakwood street, Bradford. Burial was in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Robert H. Schultz, 74, died Thursday at the Darke county infirmary following a lingering illness. He had been removed to the home from his residence in Dawn last Sunday.

Surviving are a wife, Minnie; one son, Clarence, of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and two daughters, Mrs. Russell Walker of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Clay Camp, of Harshaw, Wis.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

An Ansonia couple, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Baughman, have received word that a grandson, Pfc. John L. Kearfott, 19, has been killed in action in France on December 19. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kearfott, reside at 2211 Woodside Avenue, Springfield. He entered military service in May, 1943, and has been overseas for the last three months. Prior to his induction he was employed by the Air Service Command at Patterson Field, Dayton. An aunt, Mrs. George Klipstine, also resides at Ansonia.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 22, 1945

Infant Shade Dies Tuesday In Oklahoma.

Anthony Robert Shade, infant son of Lt. and Mrs. Robert Shade, died at Frederick, Okla. Tuesday night.

He is survived by the parents and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Shade of South Bend, Ind.

The body will arrive in Winchester Sunday morning and will be taken to the Fraze funeral home. Graveside services were conducted at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Fountain Park cemetery in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1945

John Hennessey Lifelong Resident Dies Suddenly.

John Hennessey, 73 years old, of 130 East Main street, Union City, died suddenly Monday evening at 8 o'clock from the effects of a heart attack suffered at his residence.

A lifelong resident of this community, Mr. Hennessey was born January 1, 1872, the son of John and Julia Shea-Hennessey, both immigrants from Ireland. He attended the St. Marys school and was a member of the St. Marys Catholic church. For several years he worked in the railroad shops at Brightwood, Indiana.

Surviving him is a sister, Miss Mayme Hennessey, of Union City; four brothers and his parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a. m. with Father James Sees of Dyer, Indiana, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1945

Funeral Services Held Monday For Joseph Hampshire.

Funeral services for Joseph Hampshire, 68, carpenter and farmer, who passed away at his farm home one mile northeast of Bucks Corner, O., Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Franks funeral chapel in Ft. Recovery, O., with Rev. Ross Ferner in charge. Burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery at Ft. Recovery.

Mr. Hampshire had been ill for four months of a stomach ailment and complications. He had been in a critical condition for the past six weeks and had been in both the Greenville and Union City hospitals for treatment.

He was born Sept. 6, 1876 in Darke county, O. and had spent the greater part of his life in Mississinewa township. He was the son of John and Melvina (Lineback) Hampshire. He was first married to Cora Pearson who preceded him in death over thirty years ago. On March 28, 1939 he was married to Minnie (Burnett) Williamson who survives him with the following brothers and sisters: Wesley Hampshire of Greenville, Merritt Hampshire of Union City, Ind., Mrs. Agnes Whitacre of near Ft. Recovery, John Hampshire of Ansonia, O., Ernest Hampshire of Joliet, Ill., Orville Hampshire of Union City, Ind., Earl Hampshire of Piqua, O.; two sisters and two brothers deceased; one son and one daughter are deceased, the daughter being the late Mrs. Erpel Atkinson of Portland. One foster child, Hope

Elaine Williamson, of early school age has been reared in the home since babyhood. Five grandchildren also survive.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Young, 88, a lifelong resident of Rossburg, died at her home there at five p. m. Friday following a lingering illness.

She leaves one daughter, Bertha Michael, at home; a son, Claude Young, of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Rossburg U. b. church were services were held at two p. m. Monday. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1945

Death Claims Carrie Marsh; Rites Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie E. Marsh, widow of the late B. F. Marsh, who died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday evening after a short illness, will be held at the Fraze funeral home at 2:30 p. m. Thursday in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Marsh was a lifelong resident of Winchester. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Parent of Union City.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1945

Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Shreeves.

Mrs. Dessie Shreeves, who formerly lived at 217 North Walnut street in Union City, passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Sellers in Marion, Ind. Funeral rites were held there Monday afternoon and the body was brought to Union City where graveside services were held and interment made in the city cemetery.

The husband, Jacob Shreeves died four years ago, and one son, Harry, also preceded her in death. Survivors besides the daughter are several nieces and nephews in Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

McGill Infant Dies At Cincinnati, Ohio.

The three and one-half year old child of Mr. and Mrs. George McGill, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away Thursday morning at the Children's hospital at Cincinnati.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home on Pearl street, this city, pending further funeral arrangements.

Friday, January 26, 1945

George Andrew McGill was b. July 2, 1941 and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic church at Sharpsburg. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Sara and Suzanne, both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth McGill in Richmond, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sara Saller, Kendallville.

Services will be held at St. Paul's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning with Father Weiss officiating. The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call this evening.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Marion Trump, a former Arcanum resident, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Tilman, 242 E. Main street, Greenville.

The body was removed to the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum. Services were held Monday at the Arcanum U. B. church.

Besides the daughter, he leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Kessler, of Daytona Beach, Fla. And a sister, Mrs. O. A. Stutz of Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

William A. Martin, 75, a retired farmer, died Sunday at the home of a son, Hamilton, near Hollansburg. He had been in declining health for the last two years.

Immediate survivors include one other son, Robert, of Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Niswonger and Mrs. Dixie Hart, also both of Richmond; seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Services were held Tuesday at the Pilgrim Holiness church in New Madison with the Rev. Rotroff officiating. Burial was in the Greenmound cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Nancy Jane Tippy, 80, a resident of the Brethren church home, Greenville, since 1935, died there Monday after a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lee Klinger of Cuyahoga Falls, O.; one grandchild, and three brothers, William, David, and John E. Davis, all of Dayton.

The body was removed to the Morris Sons funeral home, 1809 E. Third street, Dayton, where services were held Wednesday. Burial was in the Woodland cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Frank Clark of near Dayton, has received word of the death of an uncle, Roy Martin, Darke county native, which occurred Sunday at his late home in Los Angeles, Calif. The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Martin and was born and reared on a farm near Stelvideo. The death message did not disclose arrangements for funeral services and burial.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Velma Aten, of Greenville R. R. 3, has been notified by the Navy Department that her husband, Frank Roy Aten, 27, Gunner's Mate, third class, who was reported missing in action last July 3, was now officially listed as having lost his life on that date.

Aten was inducted into the navy in June, 1943 and had made several trips in the Pacific area prior to his tragic death. He was a member of the 1934 graduating class of Greenville high school and prior to his induction was employed here by Sherman White & Company.

Surviving besides the wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Aten, of Greenville R. R. 1, and a brother, Adrian Aten of Union City, Indiana.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 26, 1945

M. Williamson Dies Following Brief Illness.

Following a few days from heart trouble, Milton Williamson, 65 years old passed away at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his residence, 348 South Columbia street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of the community, he was born in Wayne township on May 23, 1879 the son of Luther and Sarah Bowman-Williamson. He attended Wayne Twp. School and was an employe at the Union City Body company.

Surviving him are three sisters, Mrs. Nora Chapman, Cincinnati; Mrs. Pearl Farley, Anderson, and Mrs. Ira Hamilton, Greenville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the Fraze funeral home. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Saturday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Clara Unger, wife of John Unger, died Tuesday evening at her farm home, four miles southeast of Arcanum, following an eight-week illness. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Ludy, and a son, Minor Unger, both of Arcanum R. R.; nine grandchildren; three brothers, William, Charles and Allen Swabb, all of Greenville R. R., and one sister, Mrs. Hettie Norris, Greenville.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Pleasant View church, south of Gettysburg. Burial was in Gettysburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 27, 1945

Pvt. Couch Now Reported Killed.

Mrs. Estill Basham of Winchester who yesterday received a telegram from the War Department stating that her son, Pvt. Vance L. Couch, had been reported missing in action in Belgium since Jan. 6, received another telegram Friday morning stating that her son had now been reported killed on that date.

From Sept. 27, 1945 newspaper tribute - Vance Lee Couch, son of Goldie Crystal Basham and Elmo Franses Couch, was born August 13, 1923, at Soda Springs, Idaho.

He was one of six children and while he was still quite a young lad, the family moved to Indiana. Vance attended public school and high school at Bluffton, Ind. Later he made his home with a sister in Gas City. At that time he worked for the Pennsylvania railroad company and was a member of the Circle "G" Riding club. Then he moved to Winchester where he was employed at the Ziffen Truck company. Soon came the realization that we were in the midst of a terrible war.

Knowing too well that one cannot gain by shirking a duty, he willingly answered the call of Uncle Sam and on November 14, 1941, he entered the service. Getting into the branch infantry, he took his training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind, Texas, North Carolina and Boston, Mass.

While in El Paso, Texas he realized more the sweetness of the word of God and so there at the Altura Presbyterian church he would go to rest his weary mind.

It was in Boston that he met and married Pauline Saunders. To this couple was born a baby girl, Elaine Crystal.

Vance was sent overseas Nov. 25, 1944, to the European theater of war and was a very gallant soldier. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a letter sent to his mother from the company commander read in part --

"My Dear Mrs. Basham - There is nothing that can be said or done to compensate for the loss of your son, but as his company commander, I wish to tell you that we share in your grief over the loss of our comrade, Private Vance L. Couch.

"His death occurred in action on January 6, 1945 at Bonnerue Province of Luxembourg, Belgium. At the time, Vance was a member of a crew manning an anti-tank gun. Tanks were reported entering the town and Vance disregarded his own safety by running to man his post, the first man to reach the gun. He was able to fire a round at one tank before another tank knocked out the gun, before the other member of the crew reached their posts.

"Vance was fatally injured and died instantly.

"Your son was buried in plot F, Row 12, Grave 283, United States Military Cemetery number 1 at Grand Failly, France with military honors. Appropriate religious rites were conducted by a protestant chaplain.

"Vance was an excellent soldier, well liked and admired for his courage by all member of his company. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss and ours -- Sincerely --- Daniel H. Grear, 1st Lt. Infantry Commanding.'

He left to mourn his loss, his mother, Mrs. Goldie Basham, his father, Elmo Franses Couch, his wife, Pauline and little daughter, Elaine; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille King, Mrs. Maxine King and Ireva Couch; one brother, Ben Couch; a half-brother, Galen Basham; a half-sister, Noreta Basham; a step-sister, Marie Seavers; and a step-brother, Everett Basham. And there are a host of other relatives and friends, and a step father Estill Basham.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 29, 1945

Death Claims Fred Goodhew; Rites Tuesday.

An illness of three weeks duration was fatal to Fred A. Goodhew, age 69, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Truman Passmore, 606 Short street, Winchester, at 2:45 o'clock Sunday morning.

Funeral services for Mr. Goodhew will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Summers funeral home in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Besides Mrs. Passmore, at whose home he died, he leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Lauretta Wilson of Union City and Mrs. Ethel Baker of Winchester; six sons, Richard, Raymond and Robert, all of Winchester, Ralph of Covington, Ky., Russell of Angola, Ind., and Earl of the U. S. army now in France; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Schroeder and Mrs. Nellie Hartje (?), both of Covington, Ky.; one brother, Frank, also of Covington.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 29, 1945

Death Claims Alice Ross; Rites Today.

Mrs. W. M. Ross of 419 N. Main street, Winchester, died this morning after several months of ill health which resulted from a fall.

Before her marriage Mrs. Ross was Clara Alice Kiger. She was the last of a family of ten children of Thomas W. and Susannah May Kiger, and representing one of the pioneer families of Winchester.

Mrs. Ross had resided here nearly all of her life and for the past 32 years had lived across the street from where over 88 years ago she was born on Nov. 27.

She was in the first graduating class of the city schools, 1875. Following her graduation she taught for four years in the old Central ward, where the library now stands. Many of those pupils in whose hearts she was beloved, have long preceded her in death.

On May 21, 1879 she was united in marriage to W. M. Ross (Marion), who left this life 27 years ago. In their early married life Mr. and Mrs. Ross traveled in prohibition work, furnishing the musical part of temperance programs at the time that party was in its beginning.

To Mr. and Mrs. Ross were born two children, Roland, who was born and buried at Kilkaurne City, Wisc., more recently being called Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.; and Agnes K., wife of Rev. R. Lowell Wilson of Noblesville.

Mrs. Ross had been a member of the Winchester Methodist church for approximately 74 years having joined on her fourteenth birthday. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member in point of age and also in years of service.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where it will remain until 1:30 Monday. Services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church.

Rev. A. P. Fetter of Huntington, a former pastor, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the church.

[Burial location not stated but assume it was Fountain Park cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 30, 1945

Last Rites For Mrs. H. Oxley Held Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry Oxley, 59, who passed away at her home in Farmland Saturday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Farmland Methodist church with Rev. George Addington and Rev. R. R. Richey officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery at Farmland.

Survivors are the husband, Harry; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Hall of Farmland, Miss Lois Oxley of Farmland; one son, Sgt. Orvan Oxley, stationed at Camp Pope, La.; one sister, Mrs. Leona Cheesman of Winchester; and three brothers, Rev. Charles Lehey of Calfax, La., Henley E. Lehey, near Richmond and Harold Lehey of Lima, O., and a grandson.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 30, 1945

Winchester Man Found Dead In Apartment.

Albert Rosenmerkle, age 59, was found dead in his apartment at 628 E. North street Sunday afternoon. County Coroner Lowell W. Painter said that death was caused by a heart attack which probably occurred Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Rosenmerkle came here from Fairmont, W. Va., and has been employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation in Winchester for several years.

Surviving are one sister Mrs. George A. Decker of Fairmont, W. Va.; three brothers, Fred of Fairmont, W. Va., John of Moundsville, W. Va., and Robert of Weston, W. Va.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home pending the arrival of the brother John after which the body will probably be taken to Fairmont for rites and burial.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1945

Memorial Rites For Pvt. Byrum Will Be Sunday.

Memorial services for Pvt. James W. Byrum, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orla Byrum, northwest of Union City, who was killed in action in Germany December 6, will be held at the Saratoga United Brethren church Sunday, February 4, at 2 p. m., with Rev. Marka King officiating.

Pvt Byrum 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.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Lester Walling of New Pittsburg, and Mrs. Robert Jessup, at home, and three brothers, Harold, Carroll and Freddie, also at home.

His parents are requesting that flowers be omitted.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1945

Death Claims Dr. Detamore; Rites Friday.

Dr. John E. Detamore, 77 years old, who resided at 331 North Walnut street, Union City, died at the Union City hospital this morning at 7 o'clock, following a few days of serious illness and several months of failing health. He was a well known resident of this community and had lived here since the age of three.

He was born in Preble county, Ohio, January 2, 1868, the son of Samuel and Sarah Hildreth-Detamore. He attended Tobin school, Jackson township in Darke county and then attended the medical college at Columbus Ohio. Upon graduation he taught school at Jackson and Washington township schools for two years and in 1898 began to practice medicine.

On December 13, 1900 he was married to Acha Roe in Union City who passed away in 1923. A member of the United Brethren church, he was very active in the church affairs, having done much special mission work. He belonged to the Men's Brotherhood of the church.

Surviving are two children, Sarah Ann Detamore, of Union City, and Kenneth P. Detamore, east on Wenrick Pike; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kenneth Detamore; three grandchildren, Billy, Betty and Phillip Detamore, and a brother, Amos Detamore, of Muncie, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 31, 1945

John E. Baker Dead At 82; Rites Thursday.

John E. Baker, age 82 years, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 7:15 o'clock Tuesday morning. He was a resident of Spartanburg.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. John Robinson of Romulus, Mich.; and two sons, David H. of Liberty, Ind., and Robert of near Fountain City.

The body was removed to the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn where friends may call after 7:30 p. m. today.

Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home with Rev. Wilbur Thorne in charge, and interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Aaron F. Ditty Succumbs From Brief Illness.

Aaron Franklin Ditty, age 74, passed away at his residence at 301 Market street, Union City, at 4:40 p. m. Wednesday from the effects of an acute heart disease.

He was born in Williamsburg, Penn., on October 6, 1870 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ditty and has lived in Ohio for 53 years. On November 16, 1913 he married Sarah C. Hascher at Greenville and for several years followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the United Brethren church of this city.

Surviving besides his wife are four children, Miss Mary C. Ditty, Greenville, Mrs. Vesta U. Bailey, California, Valetto Dity, Michigan, and Lloyd M. Ditty, Greenville; and four step-children, Sam Witters, Union City, Naomi Pierson, Ansonia, Noah J. Witters, Michigan and Nohal F. Bekley, Bradford, Ohio.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home on Union street pending final arrangements.

[Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home on Union street with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Daisy Rickert Dies Suddenly At Residence.

Mrs. Daisy Kemp Rickert, 67, died Wednesday from the effects of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cecil Fisher, who lives on Union City, rural route two, five and a half miles northeast of Saratoga.

Mrs. Rickert was born in Jackson township, Randolph county, on November 11, 1877, the daughter of Benjamin and Maria Allen-Kemp and had lived in Randolph county all her life. She married William A. Rickert who is deceased. For some time she has made her residence with the above daughter.

She was a member of the Saratoga United Brethren church where services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday with Rev. H. G. Perry, of New Pittsburg, and Rev. Oston Pellett, of Saratoga, officiating. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga.

The body will be removed today from the Turpin-McKnight funeral home in Greenville to the Fisher residence where friends may call until the hour of service.

Survivors besides her daughter, Mrs. Fisher, are another daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Marker, Van Wert, Ohio; one son, Noel Rickert, Saratoga; four sisters; one brother; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Minnie Fast Dies At Daughter's Home In Parker.

Mrs. Minnie R. Fast, age 71, of Parker, widow of Ira Fast, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roger Bond, in Parker at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. She was a member of the Parker Methodist church.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bond, at whose home she died, Mrs. Paul Hill of near Parker and Mrs. Glen Batten of Muncie; and one brother, Ira Robbins of Lima, O.

The body was removed to the Thornburg Funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation and was taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Hill, at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mrs. Hill Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. E. L. Landrey officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys, O.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Pfc. Joyce E. Rehmert, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Rehmert, of 503 East Water street, Greenville, has been reported killed in action according to a War department telegram received by his parents.

The war department message to Pfc. Rehmert's parents stated that their son, previously reported missing in action in Luxembourg on December 23, had net death on that date. However, no details were disclosed.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, the former Betty Kueterman, who is making her home with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Carl Kueterman, near Bradford.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Viola Noggle, 76, widow of the late Charles Noggle, died Monday at her home in New Madison after a short illness.

A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edna Vail, who resides at Kokomo, Ind. Is the only surviving relative.

Services were held at the Sando funeral home in New Madison Wednesday and burial was in the city cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Samuel S. Miller, 77, director of the First National Bank of Bradford and since 1923 secretary of the Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Association, Covington, died Monday at his home in the latter town after an extended illness.

A Darke county native, Miller spent his early life in the Bradford community and before entering the insurance business in 1890 was a school teacher. He had resided at Covington since 1913.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Matilda; one son, B. C. Miller, of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Miriam Edries, Hamilton, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Covington and burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

William Kershner, 77, of Dawn, a retired Darke county farmer, died Saturday at the Wakefield Rest Home after a six-month illness.

Funeral services were held at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia Tuesday with the Rev. R. A. Norris officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles.

Surviving are his wife, Cora; one brother, Webb Kershner, a a sister Mrs. Sarah Kerns, of Nashville, Tenn.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Gertrude Botkin Long, 64, was found dead in bed early Sunday morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. Emory Bolen, Greenville. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Immediate survivors include a son, Herman Worthington, and two daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Holler and Mrs. Lillian Vansoyk, all of Lima; three other sisters and a brother.

Funeral services were held at St. Marys Wednesday and burial was in the St. Mary cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Albert (Bogy) Shultz, 71-year-old Greenville ditch contractor, died at Wayne hospital Monday. He had been in declining health for several years.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Rose, and nine children including two sons serving with the armed forces. The sons are Staff Sgt. Keith Shultz, of Fresno, Calif., and Staff Sgt. Richard Shultz, Wright Field, Dayton. His seven daughters are Mrs. D. H. Conaway and Mrs. R. B. Falker, both of Dayton; Mrs. Richard Jordan and Mrs. Ray Walker, Middleton; Mrs. Lew Rentz, Greenville; Mrs. Howard Marckus, of Farmersville, and Mrs. Roy Tressel, Detroit, Michigan. There are also 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother Sherman Shultz of Ansonia and two sisters, Mrs. Laura McCulla, Greenville, and Mrs. Ida Kenworthy, of Lewisburg.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Greenville and burial was in the city cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 2, 1945

Marion Furrow Dies At Home; Rites Saturday.

Marion Albert Furrow, 63 years old, died suddenly at his home near Carlos, Wednesday morning after several months of failing health.

He is survived by the widow, Nora; one son, Lester of near Carlos; two brothers, Alonzo of Bryan, O., and John of Finley, O.; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Furrow will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the farm residence with Rev. Hubert Clevenger officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery at Richmond. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p. m. Thursday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 3, 1945

Johana Warren Dies In Pennsylvania; Rites Here Sunday.

Mrs. Johana Warren, 83 years old, widow of John Wesley Warren, died at the home of her niece Mrs. Thad W. Hailton at Haverford, Pa., Thursday.

The body will arrive in Richmond Saturday at 8 a. m. and will be broght to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services for Mrs. Warren will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical church in Ridgeville. The Rev. Mr. Truex will be in charge and interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 5, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Margaret Dininger Townsend, 79, widow of the late William H. Townsend, died at 7:15 a. m. Friday at her residence, 428 West Fourth street in Greenville. She had been in declining health for several years but was bedfast only four days.

Mrs. Townsend was born and reared in Greenville township and had spent her entire life in this community. Five nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors. Mrs. Townsend and one of the nieces, Miss Elsie Black, had lived together for several years.

Services were held Monday with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Pvt. K. Woodbury Killed In Action On January 19.

Pvt. Roscoe Keith Woodbury, age 29, the son of Verne and Sally Shumaker-Woodbury, 516 North Union street, Union City, has been reported killed in action in Belgium on January 19, according to a War Department telegram received by his wife, who resides in Gas City, Ind.

He previously was wounded in action in Germany on November 18 and was hospitalized in Belgium. His wife received the Purple Heart a short time ago.

Pvt. Woodbury entered the service on April 17, 1944, at which time he received his basic training in the infantry at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. He was then transferred to Fort George Meade, Md., and was sent overseas on October 1.

He was born in Union City on July 17, 1915 and was a graduate of the West Side high school in 1933. He worked at the Dinner Bell restaurant on Pearl street before attending business college at Muncie, Ind. Later he was associated with the Jewell Tea Company in that city. On December 24, 1936 at Muncie, he married Miss Ruth Flory who formerly lived near this city.

Pvt. Woodbury and his wife then moved to Gas City where he was an employe of the Prudential Insurance Co. He was a member of the local Christian church.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are one daughter, Sarah Lou, 7 years of age, and one brother, George, of this city.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

David McWilliams Dies Following Week's Illness.

David Lee McWilliams, seven months old, passed away Monday at 11:30 p. m. at his parent's residence, 736 North Union street, Union City, following a week's illness of pneumonia.

He was born at the local hospital July 28, 1944, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McWilliams.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McWilliams of Collinwood, Tenn.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yoder of this city, and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Fraze funeral home with burial in the city cemetery. Friends ma call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Infant Martin Dies At Parent's Home Sunday.

Mary Elizabeth Martin, foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin, passed away Sunday evening at the residence on Oak street, at the age of one month and one day.

The body was taken to the Summers Funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the home where friends may call after 6 o'clock Monday evening.

Graveside services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Fountain Park cemetery in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Mother of Local Druggist Dead.

Forrest Leonard of Winchester received word Sunday night of the death of his mother, Mrs. R. B. Donaldson of Troy, Ohio. Death occurred Sunday at 6 p. m. at the hospital there. Funeral services will be held there. Mrs. Donaldson and husband visited here frequently.

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font color=red size=+1> The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Sister Of Local Man Dies Sunday In South Dakota.

George Keller of Winchester received word Monday of the death of his sister, Mrs. Julia Puder, who passed away at Watertown, S. D., Sunday morning following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Puder was born and reared in Winchester. She is survived by eight children, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held in Big Stone, S. D., Wednesday afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral arrangements were completed Saturday for Levi M. Fourman 72 who was found dead Friday in a chicken lot adjoining his farm home, three and a half miles east of Greenville.

The services were held Tuesday at the Abbottsville U. B. church with Rev. O. O. Arnold officiating. Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

The farm resident was found dead by his wife, Elcina, and Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, has pronounced death to a coronary thrombosis.

Besides his wife, Fourman leaves a son, Ira of Greenville, route three; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert and Jess Fourman, both of Montana; three half-brothers, George Fourman, Greenville, route four; Sam Fourman, Piqua, and Harry Fourman, address unknown, and a half-sister, Mrs. Reuben Seman, of Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Blanche Ullery, 66, wife of Myrton Ullery, died Friday at her home on E. Wood street in Versailles after a lingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Dr. W. H. Rike, for many years a prominent medical practitioner in Versailles, and had spent her entire life in the community.

Survivors include her husband, Myrton Ullery; two daughters, Mrs. D. G. Runnells, of Swanton, and Mrs. Paul Folkerth, Sidney; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Emma Rike, and a sister, Mary Rike, both of Versailles. Funeral services were held at the Versailles Congregational church with Rev. Paul Dowty officiating. Burial was in Green lawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for H. O. Price, 48, who dropped dead Friday while busy with farm chores at his home, one and a half miles west of Weaver's Station, were held Monday at the Nashville U. B. church. The Rev. Lantz officiated and burial was in the Nashville cemetery.

Price, who moved to Darke county eight years ago from West Virginia, leaves a wife, Cary; four daughters, Vanda Price and Mrs. Harold Holmes, both at home; Mrs. Belva W. Polling of Viena, W. Va., and Mrs. Edison Shriver of Warren, O.; one grandchild; three brothers, Stanley Price, Greenville, route three; Alba Price, of Union City, route five, and Walter Price, of Montrose, W. Va.; a half-brother and one half-sister.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 6, 1945

Former Resident Dies In Dayton.

Friends in Winchester have received word of the death of Mrs. Lillian (Coggeshell) Brickner, 46, who passed away at the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, O.

Mrs. Coggeshell was a former resident of Winchester and owner of the Coggeshell grocery.

The body was removed to the Wert Brock funeral home in Dayton for burial preparations.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Former Resident Of Farmland Dies In Kendallville.

J. H. McFarland, age 81, of Rome City, Ind., died at the hospital in Kendallville, Ind., Monday at 9:15 a. m. He as a former resident of Farmland and was at one time postmaster there. He was also a former merchant of that town.

He is survived by the widow, Nellie; one brother, John of Ridgeville; two sister, Miss Alice McFarland of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Dlla Kerr of Canonsburg, Pa.

The body was taken to the Thornburg Funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation, where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Sylvester Billheimer. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Miss Bertha Kipp, 82, a member of a prominent Greenville family, died Monday at the St. Clair home for the Aged, 224 E. Third street, after a five-day illness. Death was attributed to a heart disease.

A native of Greenville, she was a daughter of the late William and Barbara Rich-Kipp. She was a lifelong member of the Greenville Methodist church, and was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge.

Immediate survivors include two brothers, William Kipp, Greenville, and Ed Kipp, Cincinnati, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Wednesday with Rev. C. A. Black officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

C. D. Folkerth, 74, a retired farmer and livestock dealer, died Monday at his home, immediately north of Greenville on the Celina road, following a lingering illness.

He leaves a wife, Luella; two sons, Jennings and Orrison Folkerth, both of New Madison rural route; one step-daughter, Mrs. E. P. Trittschuh of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, J. A. Folkerth, Greenville and two half-brothers, George and Oro Folkerth of Greenville rural route.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was at Ft. Jefferson.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Dr. Jacob C. Poling, 74-year-old Ansonia physician, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following an extended illness. An active medical practitioner in Ansonia for over forty years, Dr. Poling was a graduate of both the old Miami Medical college at Cincinnati and Ohio Northern university, Ada.

He was one of the charter members of the Ansonia Kiwanis club and was very prominent in Masonic affairs being identified with the Blue lodge, Chapter and Council Scottish Rite and Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Ansonia M. E. church and during his extended practice had been an active member of both the Darke county and Ohio State Medical societies.

A Darke county native, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Poling of Brown township. Surviving are his wife, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Aileen Hile, of Greenville, and Mrs. Beatrice Houlton, of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, and three brothers, Isaac Poling, Arcanum; James Poling, Ansonia, and Frank Poling, Greenville.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Ansonia Methodist church with the Rev. Norris officiating. Burial was in the Teegarden cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Staff Sgt. Marvin Gabbert, 23, of New Madison, was killed in action in Luxembourg on January 20, according to word received by his wife, Emma. He served with Patton's Third army. Sgt. Gabbert enlisted in the armed forces on October 28, 1942, and had been overseas ten months. He had recently been awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds received last July 5. His last letter to his wife was dated January 12.

A lifelong resident of the New Madison community, Sgt. Gabbert graduated from high school there in 1939. Prior to his enlistment he was employed by the Dayton Rubber company.

Besides his wife, he leaves his parents, Mr. And Mrs. C. E. Gabbert; a sister, Doris, and a brother, Franklin, all of near New Madison.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Brother Of Local Man Killed In Action In France.

Herbert Jones of the Jones and Son service station, East Washington street, Winchester, received word Monday that his youngest brother, Homer Earl Jones of Indianapolis, was killed in action Jan. 18 in France.

He was inducted into the army July 7, 1944 only having served six month and 11 days. He leaves a wife and a four year old son.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1945

Brother Of Local Woman Dies In Muncie.

Mrs. A. W. Willis of Winchester has been notified of the death of her brother, John Gray, who passed away at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock.

Mr. Gray had been in ill health for approximately three years and became critical last Friday and was removed to the hospital.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Pvt. Robert J. Gillette, 19, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Gillette, Versailles, who was previously reported missing in action in Belgium as of December 27, was reported killed in action on that date. He enlisted in the armed forces in June 1943, and had been overseas since last September. A brother, Pvt. John Gillette, also serves on the Western Front. When las heard from he was in Germany.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Pvt. Lawrence C. Fenstermaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Fenstermaker, Ansonia, route one, was killed in action in Belgium on January 19, a message received by his parents stated. No details were disclosed. He was inducted into the army on May 19, 1944, less than a year ago, and had been overseas only six weeks. He served with an infantry detachment.

Besides the parents he leaves a wife, Ellen Hopper Fenstermaker, and five brothers and sisters. The wife is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hopper at Dawn.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Stella Newbauer of New Madison, route one, was notified that her son, Pfc. Harold E. Newbauer 20, had given his life for his country on January 10 on Luzon. Inducted into the armed forces on February 2, 1943 he received training at Camp McCain, Miss., and Camp Ord in California before being sent overseas in October, 1943.

A sister, Mrs. Dorothy Worthen, lives in Greenville. There are four other brothers and sisters, Denver Newbaurer, of New Madison and Richard, Melvin and Florence, all at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah C. Burk, 74, died Tuesday at her late home, four miles north of Arcanum, following a six-month illness.

Mrs. Burk was born and reared in Franklin township and had spent here entire life in the county. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Seman.

Surviving are two sons, Virgil, of Greenville, and Harley, of Arcanum, route three; a daughter, Mrs. Monroe Sholly, of Greenville, route one; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Reuben Seman, of Greenville, and Charles Seman, of Arcanum, route two.

Services were held Thursday with the rev. G. L. Wine officiating. Burial was in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1945

Death Claims Gelden M. Hunt; Rites Saturday.

Gelden Maxine Hunt, 29 years old, died Wednesday night at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Hunt in Modoc.

Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Seibert of Indianapolis, and Dean of Modoc.

Funeral services for Mr. Hunt will be held at the Modoc Nazarene church at 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard funeral home in Modoc until Friday after which time they may call at the residence.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Thomas Vance, 70, a resident of the Darke county infirmary for several years, died there very unexpectedly Tuesday from the effects of a heart attack. He was a Darke county native.

A brother, Roy Vance, of Woodington, and several nephews and nieces are the only surviving relatives.

Services were held Thursday with burial being in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Carolyn H. Ehlers, 75, wife of August Ehlers, a retired farmer, died suddenly Wednesday at her home, 212 East Main street, Versailles, from the effects of a heart attack. She had been ailing for several months.

The husband is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services were held Friday at Emanuel Lutheran church in Versailles. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Forest Wesley Cumins, 36, a farmer residing near Fort Recovery, who was accidentally killed about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, were held at the Nazarene church in Ft. Recovery. Burial was in the Swamp College cemetery.

The accident occurred when Mr. Cumins had started from the rear door of his home with a .22 calibre rifle in his hand and slipped and fell, causing the accidental discharge of the gun.

Born in Mercer county, Ohio, on July 30, 1909, he was the son of Bud and Flora Beams-Cumins. On June 29, 1930 he was married to Ada Youmans, who survives together with the parents and the following children: Kenneth, Donald, Wesley, Dale and Katy Jo. Three sisters, Mrs. Lavaun Smith of Westfield, Mrs Beulah Breedlove and Mrs. Bertha Breymair of Lima also survive.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 9, 1945

Mary S. West Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mary Sylvia West, age 33, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 10 o'clock Thursday morning due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

She leaves the husband, Ernest; four daughters, Roberta, Mariene, Patty Lou and Rosemary, all at home; the father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Willard Ford of North Manchester, Ind.; three brothers, Henry of North Manchester, Darrell a the Dayton, O., hospital, and Charles, overseas; two sisters, Mrs. Tressie Dixon and Miss Martha Ford of North Manchester; the mother-in-law, Mrs. Laura B. West and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Leona Hushour of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be at the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1945

Lillie Wilt, 77, passed away Thursday afternoon at her home on North Walnut street on the Union City east side. Death was caused by complications resulting from an illness of two years.

She was born in Darke county in 1868 the daughter of William and Elizabeth Hand-Willis. She attended the school near her home and was married Aug. 15, 1894 to Ollie Wilt who survives her.

Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Cora Fitzwater and Mrs. Eliza Brown, both of Richmond; two sons, William of Union City, and Andrew of Richmond; seven grandchildren, four grandsons serving with the armed forces overseas; four sisters, Mrs. Harvey Zumbrum Mrs. Eli Wilt and Miss Sadie Willis, all of Union City, and Mrs. Grace Geyer of Richmond; one brother, Elmer Willis of Muncie.

Mrs. Wilt was a member of the Union City United Brethren church where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1945

Former County Resident Dies At Home In Muncie.

Mrs. Margaret Ann Hunt, age 69, of 116 East Wysor street, Muncie, died at 1:40 o'clock Thursday morning at her home. Mrs. Hunt had lived in Muncie for 40 years going there from Randolph county near Huntsville. Her husband, Ernest Hunt, died ten years ago. She was a member of the Huntsville Methodist church at Huntsville and the Huntsville Circle club.

Surviving are one daughter, Nellie Louise Hunt, at home; two sons, Richard Hunt of Muncie, and Russell Hunt, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bowers of Danville, Mrs. Margaret Keppler of Muncie and Mrs. George Rowe of Richmond; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Potter-Stephens funeral home in Muncie and will be returned to the residence, where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Buena Vista church with Rev. Lewis Gishler officiating. Burial will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 10, 1945

Darke County Death.

Pvt. Merle Puterbaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Puterbaugh, of Arcanum, route one, died of wounds sustained in France on December 21, the War Department announcement said, but no details were disclosed.

The Arcanum soldier served in an infantry detachment and had been overseas several months.

His parents, who reside three and one half miles northwest of Arcanum had received word last week that his wounds were of serious nature. The message about his death arrived Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1945

Wife Kills Husband After Heated Argument.

Millard Deeds, 83, died at his farm home two and one-half miles southeast of Windsor at approximately 4:45 o'clock Monday morning as the result of wounds inflicted by his wife, Maggie Deeds, age 73.

As the result of a heated argument, Mrs. Deeds struck her husband with a wooden club, about 21 inches long and two inches wide at one place, above the left ear as he stood in the doorway between the kitchen and living room of their home around 6:30 p. m. Sunday.

Mrs. Deeds left her husband, a cripple on crutches, lying unconscious on the floor and went out to gather eggs. Returning to the house she became alarmed at seeing her husband in the same condition as when she left and went to a neighbors home for assistance.

Returning with her to the house were James Storey, 26, his sister, Dorothy Ann, 17, and his brother, George, 16. James suggested a doctor be called immediately and Dr. F. C. Barnard, a physician from Parker, was summoned.

Dr. Barnard dressed the wound and left after which Mrs. Deeds helped her husband into the bedroom and into bed.

Around 4 a. m. Monday Mrs. Deeds again called Dr. Barnard and told him she thought her husband was dying. When Dr. Barnard arrived on the scene a short time later Mr. Deeds was dead. They stated that death occurred around 4:45 a. M. Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Deeds were well to do Randolph county farmers and would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary next month.

Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, Deputy Kora Davis and County Coroner Lowell W. Painter investigated. The case is under further investigation by county authorities.

The body has been removed to the Perry funeral home in Parker pending arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock at the Parry funeral home in Parker. Rev. Warren Wall officiated. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1945

Nellie Baker Succumbs After Lingering Illness.

Mrs. Nellie Baker, 64, died Saturday at the Richmond hospital following several years of ill health, the last four days being serious. She lived northwest of Union City on route one.

She was the daughter of George and Sarah Henning-Washler and was born in Jackson Indiana, township on March 28, 1880. She had lived her entire life in the Union City community and attended Mt. Holly school. On September, 1900 she was married to Jesse Baker who survives her. Mrs. Baker attended the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating and burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

She leaves, besides her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Joe Schlechty, Saratoga, Mrs. Carroll Thornburg, Winchester, Mrs. Ralph Stiver, Miss Opal Baker and Miss Esther Baker, all of Muncie; four sons, Wilbur Baker, Union City, Irvin Baker, Charleston, S. C., Albert Baker, Troy, and Pfc. Paul L. Baker, Marion, Ind. Hospital; six grandchildren; five brothers, Clarence Washler, Lynn, Frank Washler and John Washler, both of Saratoga, Chester Washler, Union City route one, and Orla Washler, Prescott, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. James Kreider, this city, and Mrs. Cora Wagner, California.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

William Edward Shultz, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shultz, of Rockford, formerly of Greenville, died Thursday at St. Rita's hospital in Lima following emergency surgery, which he had undergone Thursday morning. The young boy, an only child had suffered from a kidney ailment for several weeks.

Surviving besides the father and mother are four grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William Shultz, of Greenville, route two, and Mr. And Mrs. August Wirrig, Greenville route five.

Services were held Monday at the Oakland church of the Brethren. Burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held at the Bradford Brethren church for David D. Gauby, 76, whose sudden death occurred Wednesday. Burial was in the Harris Creek cemetery. Gauby was found dead in bed at the home of a cousin, Ed Deeter, on High street, Bradford, with whom he had made his home for the last six years. He formerly lived near Gettysburg.

Immediate survivors include a sister, Mrs. David Bigler of near Gettysburg, and a brother, Mart Gauby, of Washington, Kansas.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Martin Kellison, 88, whose death occurred Thursday at the Darke county infirmary, were held Saturday at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The deceased, who formerly lived at New Weston, had been in poor health for several months. A sister, who lives at Newark, O., is the only immediate relative.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Final Rites Held For Frank Ramsey.

Funeral services were held Sunday for Frank Ramsey, 70, a former Union City resident, at Spencerville with burial being in that city. He died at the Lima hospital Wednesday following the effects of a heart attack suffered on January 28.

His residence was in Spencerville but he was at the home of foster daughter, Mrs. Dorothea Ramsey-Shelley, 538 West Pearl street, this city, during his illness until he was removed to Lima.

Surviving besides the foster daughter are two brothers, Charles Ramsey and Fred Ramsey, both of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Charles Moran, also of Portland; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Those attending the services from Union City were Mrs. Frank Shelley, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wasson and Mrs. Shelley and daughters.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Charles T. Isenhouer, 84, a well known retired Darke county farmer, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Iva Norris, one mile east of Baker's store on Greenville, route three, after a six-month illness.

Mr. Isenhouer was born at Hillgrove and had spent his entire life in the county. He was a member of the Fairview Christian church.

Besides the daughter, he leaves a son, Ray Isenhouer, of Greenville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harry Isenhouer, of Dayton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Palestine Church of Christ with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Alice Lawrence, 63, the mother of ten children, died Friday afternoon at her home in Castine following a lingering illness.

She was the widow of the late Laverett Lawrence. The children, four sons and six daughters are: Orville Lawrence and Mrs. Mildred Petry, both of Richmond, Ind.; Earl, who serves in the U. S. Navy; William and Jeanette at home; Edward, of New Paris; Mrs. Delores Breymier, of Union City; Mrs. Bertha Stephenson, Tiffin; Mrs. Leola Bruns, of Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Maxine Sinks, of New Madison. There are also nine grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Morgan and Mrs. William Childs, both of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services were held Monday in New Madison with Rev. Messmer officiating. Burial was in New Madison cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Harry Martin, 70, a retired farmer, died Saturday from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy he suffered Thursday. Death occurred at the Darke county infirmary where he was removed from the Central hotel, Greenville.

A Darke county native, Martin had spent the major part of his life in Greenville and Woodington. He leaves four sons, Harold and Fred, both of St. Marys; Sgt. Gene Martin, now in the Southwest Pacific, and L. R. Martin, Greenville; four grandchildren and a half-sister, Mrs. Ida Rhynard, Union City.

Services were held at Greenville Monday with Rev. J. E. Etter officiating. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Emrick, 87, widow of the late Uriah Emrick, whose death occurred Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Bragg, in New Paris, was held Sunday at Castine. Burial was in Castine cemetery.

Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Umphrey Stump, of Greenville, and Mrs. Herschel French, New Madison; three sons, Rev. John Emrick, of Salem; Ernest Emrick of Arcanum, and Ray Emrick, Dayton; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Nora Garrison, 86, wife of John W. Garrison, died Friday at her home, five miles northeast of New Madison, after a year's illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bert Slifer, of New Madison, rural route; Mrs. Goldie Eley, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one son, Clarence of Salina, Kansas, seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Newman, of West Manchester, and Mrs. Minnie Stover Eaton.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Otterbein U. B. church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Edna Ridings, 51, wife of Dr. Samuel F. Ridings, prominent Greenville dentist, died Monday at her residence on Walnut street, after an illness of more than two years. A native of Loveland, a Cincinnati suburb, Mrs. Ridings had lived in Greenville for the last twenty-six years and had been actively identified with many civic, fraternal and social organizations. They include the Eastern Star lodge, American Legion Auxiliary, Los Amigos club and the Nntre Nous club. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church

Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Joe L. Vance, of Wilson, North Carolina; one son, Jack, at home; her mother, Mrs. Ida Nichols, Greenville, and two brothers, Earl Nichols, also of Greenville, and Ray Nichols of Akron. The son is now a patient at Wayne hospital in Greenville, where he underwent an emergency appendicitis operation last Thursday.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1945

Graveside Services For Snyder Infant.

Graveside services were held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Lisbon cemetery for Rolland Lowell Snyder, infant son of Lowell and Helen Hindsley-Snyder, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. The infant was born Wednesday afternoon at the Union City Hospital and lived but one hour.

Surviving besides the parents, who reside at 615 West Hickory street, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Hindsley of South street, and several aunts and uncles.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1945

Cpl. Alexander Died Jan. 9 Of Battle Wounds.

Corporal Clarence E. Alexander, son of Charles F. and Alda Alexander, was born May 6, 1922 and departed this life January 9, 1945 at the age of 22 years, eight months and three days.

His life until he was inducted into the U. S. army was spent in Randolph county. He was called into service in November of '42. He had his basic and guard training at Miami Beach, Fla., and later took radio training at Fort Monmouth, N. J. He was stationed at Camp Pinedale, Hammers field and Hamilton field, all located in California. He took his overseas training at Salt Lake City, Utah, after which he was sent to the south west Pacific area where he participated in four major battles and it was in the last battle that he collapsed on the field and never recovered.

He was brought to San Francisco on a hospital ship, arriving Jan. 8 and passed away the next day, Jan. 9, 1945

Charles was of a quiet, unassuming nature and was well liked by all who knew him.

He was united in marriage with Betty Morris, Nov. 19, 1943 while at home on the only furlough he was granted. He returned to camp the following day and later his wife joined him in California where she remained until he was sent overseas.

He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, father and mother, two brothers, William stationed at Tyndall Field, Fla., and James; four sisters, Mrs. Cecil Wood of Winchester, Mrs. Charles Jones of Muncie and Edith and Mary at home. One brother, Donald Lee, preceded him in death.

The funeral service was held in the White River Friends church Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a. m. and was conducted by Rev. Aaron Napier, pastor of the Winchester Friends church, and Rev. Raymond Harris, Pastor of the Winchester Main Street Church of Christ. The body was laid to rest in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Sermon text: "For I know that thou will bring me to death and to the house appointed for all living." Job 30:23

To enlighten the sorrow, a daughter was born to Mrs. Alexander on Jan. 24 and has been named Charlene Kay.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 16, 1945

Mrs. A. Petro Dies Following Short Illness.

Mrs. Allie Petro, age 60, died in the Henry County hospital Wednesday morning after an illness of three days.

Surviving in addition to the husband, are a sister, Mrs. Martha Glliher of Modoc; a half sister, Mrs. Olive Jordan of Jeffersonville, and a brother, Roe Medler of Parker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Petro will be held at the Modoc Nazarene church at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Wilbur Thorne of Lynn officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

The body has been taken from the Reynard funeral home in Modoc to the residence, northwest of Modoc, where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 17, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Good, Greenville, has been notified by the war department that her husband, Staff Sgt. Robert I. Good, 24, an aerial and bombardier on a B-17 Liberator bomber, was killed in action over England on January 29. The wife makes her home with her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Good on Park Avenue.

Sgt. Good entered military service on September 11, 1943 and was sent overseas last November 2. He was attached to the 8th Air Force and had recently been awarded the army air medal. Prior to entering military service he was employed by the American Aggregate Corporation, Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 17, 1945

Services Held For Infant Linda J. Browne.

Funeral services for Linda Jean Browne, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Browne of southeast of Winchester, were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The child died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday.

Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Browne of Winchester route three.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1945

Mrs. Eva Apple Former Resident Dies In Dayton.

Mrs. Eva Apple, 49 years of age, of Gettysburg, Ohio, a former resident of Union City, passed away Saturday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton where she was admitted two weeks ago for medical care. She has been ill for the past three years with a heart ailment.

Mrs. Apple was born December 16, 1895, near Gettysburg, the daughter of William and Mattie Nease-Lecklider and attended the New Harrison school near her home. Shortly after her marriage to Everett Apple they moved to Union City where Mr. Apple was employed as an artist at the Harrison Printing company. A few yeas ago they returned to Gettysburg.

Survivors include besides the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Kochersperger of Gettysburg; and Miss Ruth Apple of Dayton; one son, Chester Apple of Gettysburg; the father, William Lecklider of New Harrison; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Hahn of Gettysburg, Mrs. Howard Lefler of Celina, and Mrs. Herbert Gephart of Covington; three brothers, Vernon Lecklider of Columbus, Ohio, Bert Lecklider of near Gettysburg, and Tech. Sgt. William K. Lecklider serving in Northern France. The mother preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Apple was a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1945

Mrs. Cadwallader Dies Sunday At Anderson.

Mrs. Rose B. Cadwallader, 84, died at 9:15 Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Downing, 1803 Jefferson street, Anderson, Indiana, following several years of ill health from complications. She was a lifelong resident of Randolph county except for the last seven years when she resided with her daughter.

She was born the daughter of Isaac and Piety Horn-Addington on July 10, 1860 and attended Walnut Corner school near Ridgeville. On April 16, 1881 she was married to Edwin Cadwallader at Ridgeville who preceded her in death seven years ago.

Surviving besides the daughter are three sisters, Mrs. Florence Springett, of Nashville, Michigan; Mrs. Cora Schlotzhauer, of Roanoke, Indiana, and Mrs. Minnie Pyle, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Ridgeville Methodist church, where she was a member, with Re. Luther Addington and Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. The body will lie in state for one hour at the church preceding the services. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery at Ridgeville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 19, 1945

Grandson Of Local Resident Killed In Action In France.

Mrs. Leander Bosworth received word this morning that her grandson, Pvt. Philip Richard Lykins, was killed in action in France January 31.

Pvt. Lykins is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lykins. His wife, Mary, resides at Auburn, Indiana.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 20, 1945

Byron Hayes Dies At Home Near Unionport.

Byron Hayes, 46 died at his home near Unionport Sunday evening.

He leaves the widow, Martha; four daughters, Mrs. Frances Shaffer of Anderson, Doris Carolyn and Rachel, all at home; and his mother Mary Haynes.

The body was taken to the Thornburg Funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation and was returned to the home at 2:30 this afternoon where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Buena Vista church, with Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p. m. preceding the services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 20, 1945

Eddie Summers Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Eddie Gene Summers, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Summers of northeast of Farmland, died at the Randolph County hospital at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Summers, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the North White River church with Rev. Therman Oren officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Death Claims Mrs. Eli Wilt; Rites Friday.

Mrs. Elva Ruth Wilt, 75, whose residence is four miles northeast of Union City, passed away at the city hospital at 4:45 a. m. Wednesday following surgery.

She was born at Hillgrove on June 15, 1869, the daughter of William and Eliza Hand-Willis and was a graduate of the East Side high school in 1888. On August 9, 1894 she was married to Eli Wilt at the United Brethren church in this city. She was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the husband are three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Zumbrum, and Miss Sadie Willis, both of Union City; and Mrs. Grace Geyer, of Richmond; and a brother, Elmer Willis, of Muncie.

The body has been removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Waterhouse United Brethren church with Rev. M. V. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Pvt. F. Phillips Killed In Action On French Front.

The war department has notified Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Phillips, south of Union City on route four, that their son, Pvt. Frederick L. Phillips, age 20, was killed in action in France on August 11, 1944. Previously he was listed as missing in action on that date.

Pvt. Phillips entered the service at Detroit during September, 1943, at which time he received his basic training in the infantry at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. While there he was transferred to a paratroop division and sustained a broken ankle in his first jump, being hospitalized for eight weeks. For a second time he was placed in the infantry and stationed at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., and was then sent overseas during June, 1944, arriving in England.

He was born in 1924 at Dayton, Ohio and was a graduate of Greenville high school in 1943. Prior to his induction he worked at a war plant in Detroit.

Surviving besides the parents are six brothers, Cpl. Howard E., stationed in France; Harry R. and Lloyd J., both honorably discharged from the service and working in Detroit; Arthur W., in Illinois; Robert E. and Leonard L., both at home, and one sister, Marjie, Detroit

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

The war department has notified Mrs. Emma Van Kirk, of near West Milton, that her son, Pfc. Milton Van Kirk, 21, recently reported missing in action in Belgium, had been fatally wounded on January 20.

Pvt. Van Kirk's death was the third of tragic nature in the family in recent years. His father, the late Mark Van Kirk, was killed in a traffic accident on state route 71, two miles east of West Milton, while a brother Everett, died a year ago from the effects of injuries sustained while working in a stone quarry. The young soldier was inducted into the armed forces two years ago and had been overseas for several months.

Besides the mother, he leaves three brothers, Ora, of West Milton; Roland of Ludlow Falls, route one, and Fred, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Thalman, of Dayton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Thomas W. Winbigler, 70, former mayor of Ansonia and for over 30 years the operator of a tobacco warehouse in the neighboring town, died Thursday at Union City hospital after an extended illness. He was admitted to the hospital two weeks prior to his death.

Mr. Winbigler had been a member of the Greenville Elks lodge for several years and was well known in the Ansonia district.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Etta; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Bales, an Ansonia school teacher; one son, Goddard Winbigler, of Cincinnati, and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Eastman, of Winchester, Mrs. Josephine Williams, of Spencer, Ind., and Mrs. Bernice Murphy of Dayton.

Funeral services were held Sunday at his late home on Weller street in Ansonia. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Word has been received in Greenville of the death of Jesse McEowen, a former Darke count school teacher, which occurred February 9 at his late home in Indianapolis.

Funeral services and burial have already been held there.

McEowen was born and reared in Allen township and had many relatives and friends in the Rossburg area.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Charles Saunders, 67, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Unger, on Greenville, route two, following a four-month illness. He had been recently employed in a Piqua war industry.

Surviving are the four other daughters, Mrs. Emma Boyle and Mrs. Mary Wilson, both of Dayton; Mrs. Hattie Cox, of Piqua, and Mrs. Ruth Kindy, Troy; one son, Kenneth, of Piqua, rural route; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Edward Foster, Piqua.

Funeral services were held at Gettysburg Sunday. Burial was in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Deo S. Teaford, 55, well known Greenville grocer and a member of the Darke county fair board for several years, died Saturday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack he had suffered two weeks ago.

Services were held Tuesday with Rev. Frank Thomas and Rev. J. E. Etter officiating. Burial was in Palestine cemetery.

A Darke county native, Mr. Teaford was very active in civic and fraternal affairs. He served as clerk of Special School District No. 14 in Greenville township and was a member of both the Elks and Moose lodges, in that city, and the Knights of Pythias at Palestine.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Mae, two sons, Pfc. E. J. Teaford,who serves with the Marine Corps in the southwest Pacific, and Milo, of Greenville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Arno and Reno, both of Greenville, a a sister, Mrs. Noah Wenrick, of Dayton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Plessinger, 57, wife of George Plessinger, died Saturday at her farm home, three miles northwest of Versailles, following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Harry, of Springfield; a daughter, Mary Frances Plessinger, at home; two grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Versailles Christian church. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

J. Ray Young, 54, of Greenville, died very unexpectedly Tuesday at Wayne hospital there from the effects of a heart attack he had suffered. Young was stricken ill at the home of the late Deo Teaford, Ft. Jefferson road, where he had called to pay his respects. An employe of the Inland Manufacturing company, Dayton, he formerly operated a grocery at Coletown.

He was born near the latter place and had spent the major part of his life in Drke county.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Elsa; five brothers, Newton, of Dayton; Charles, of Greenville; Gus and Roy, both of Greenville route four, and George, of Lima, and one sister, Mrs. Sam Layer, of Union City.

Funeral services were conducted at Greenville Friday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in Beamsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Belle Coates, 85, widow of the late John Coates, a well known Franklin township farmer, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jasper Kreider, Sidney.

Surviving are a son, William Coates, Greenville; two other daughters, Mrs. Martha Wills, Gettysburg, and Mrs. Jess Kreider, of Bradford, route two; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Samuel Fair, Bradford, route two; Wayne Fair, Gettysburg, and Dode Fair, Greenville.

Services were held Thursday at the Beech Grove Christian church with rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 22, 1945

Death Claims Arla Hardwick; Rites Friday.

O. A. (Arla) Hardwick, 68, passed away at his home in Carlos early Monday morning after several months of failing health. He was a member of the Carlos Christian church.

He is survived by the widow, Lulu M.; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton Jones of near Richmond and Mrs. Clarence Hancock, of near Centerville; four sons, Cleo and George, both of Richmond, Pfc. Oscar, army medical corps, stationed at Brigham City, Utah, and Harold of Dayton, O.; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Luna of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Hardwick will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 4 p. m. Thursday after which the may call at the residence in Carlos.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Miss Bertha Ann Kester, 69, a member of one of Greenville's most prominent families, died Tuesday at her late residence on East Third street, after a lingering illness.

Miss Kester was of a family of nine children but one sister, Edith, at home, is the lone survivor.

She was born in Greenville and had been a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic church.

Funeral services were held Friday with Father George Kuntz, of Eaton, officiating. Interment was in Calvary cemetery at Dayton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Susan K. McGlinch, four-month-old daughter of Staff. Sgt. and Mrs. Clarence T. McGlinch, died Tuesday at the home o her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Martin, one mile south of Brock.

Besides the father and mother, immediate survivors include a brother; four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell McGlinch, of Ansonia; and Mr. and Mrs. Martin, of near Brock, and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. William Roll and Mrs. Christ Martin.

Services were held at the Willowdell Lutheran church with interment made in the Brock cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1945

Farmland Man Drowns At Muncie Water Works.

Brant B. Davisson, 59, of Muncie, drowned last night at approximately 11 o'clock at the Muncie water works where he was employed as an engineer. He resided most of his life in Farmland.

He leaves the widow, Ursel; one daughter, Miss Louis Davisson at home; one son, Paul H. in the army somewhere in the Pacific area; and the father, Milo Davisson, who lives with his son.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Hopewell church north of Farmland and interment will be in the Union cemetery southwest of Farmland. Rev. Harry Jones will be in charge of the services.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence, 1806 Burlington drive, Muncie, at 10 o'clock Friday morning where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 23, 1945

Death Claims Ella Collier-Gray; Rites Today.

Mrs. Ella Collier-Gray, 83, of near Winchester died at her home Wednesday evening at 5:30 o'clock. She was the widow of Henry Gray.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Benner of Gary, Ind.; one son, William Collier of Montpelier; and one granddaughter.

Services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Frank Yoder Dies Suddenly; Rites Tuesday.

Frank Yoder, age 63, a retired farmer, passed away suddenly at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at his residence, 532 North Union street, Union City.

He was born in Darke county on June 10, 1882, the son of Emanuel and Sarah Crist-Yoder and attended the Springhill school south of Hillgrove. He had lived in this state 20 years and was a member of the Springhill church.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.

Surviving are his wife, Amy; five children, Albert Yoder, Glenn Yoder, Mrs. Maybelle Burns and Mrs. Alice McWilliams, all of Union City, and Mrs. Mary Brown, of Greenville; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Jordan, Woodington; and two brothers, Clarence Yoder and Forest Yoder, both of this city.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Final Rites For Infant Temple Son.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. today for Elvin Leon Temple, the three-month old son of Robert and Maxine Erwin-Temple, 426 Main street, Union City. The body was removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where services were held with Rev. Earl Lantz in Charge. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

The infant son was born at the Union City hospital on November 25, 1944. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Erwin, this city, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jacob Temple, New Lisbon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Lettitia Harvey Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Lettitia B. Harvey, 75, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6:45 a. m. Saturday. She was the widow of the late C. G. Harvey and a resident of Carlos.

Surviving are one son, Walter, of near Carlos; one brother, John Miller of Carlos, one half-brother, Harry Mills of Carlos; one sister, Mrs. Mort Botkin of Near Carlos; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Fox of Carlos and Mrs. Walter Batchelor of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn pending funeral arrangements.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Samuel J. Conway, 90, died Wednesday at his home in Arcanum following a ten-day illness from pneumonia. Conway was employed in the maintenance department of the Big Four railroad for over a half-century.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judy Belle Clark, of Greenville; two sons, Francis of Dayton; and Arthur of Arcanum; six grandchildren, and one sister.

Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Stutz and Sando Funeral home in Arcanum. Burial in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

J. Petersime, 77, owner of the Petersime Hatchery at Covington for 23 years died Tuesday following an illness of 10 months

Surviving are two sons, Harley of Covington; Forest of San Jose, Calif., a brother, Ira Petersime, well-known Gettysburg Hatchery owner; three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Routzahn Funeral home with Rev. Frederick Cook officiating with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Jacob D. Fox, 60, Greenville native, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Emerick at Troy, after a lingering illness.

Survivors include the wife, Laura Karn-Fox; two daughters, Mrs. Emerick, and Mrs. Marlow Bubb of Toledo; a son, Walter Fox of Piqua; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hueber of Union City; Mrs. Frank Smith of Richmond, and a brother, Harry Fox of Piqua.

Services were held Sunday at the Irvin funeral home in Troy. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 27, 1945

Two Brothers Die Within Five Days.

Two death messages have been receive in the last five days by Mrs. Annie Bennett, 640 West Oak street, Union City and Fred Snook, 834 North Howard street.

The first message stated that a brother, Harlan B. Snook, 82, had died Wednesday at his home in Topeka, Kansas, and the second telegram stated that another brother, Scott Snook, 89, had passed away Saturday at his home in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Both brothers were former residents of Union City, having resided here several years ago.

Funeral services were held Monday for Harlan Snook, better known as Bernie, at Topeka. Burial arrangements have not been completed for Scott Snook.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Richard L. Kipp, 33, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday at the Lima state tuberculosis hospital after a lingering illness. For several years he was active as a window decorator for retail stores in Greenville and a number of neighboring Ohio cities and prior to his last illness had been working in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind.

Immediate survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Grover Menkel and Mrs. Pauline Mannix, both of Greenville, and a nephew, John Mannix, also of that city.

Services were held Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic church in Piqua and burial was in the Piqua cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 28, 1945

Funeral Services For John Rammel Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Friday at the St. Marys church in Ft. Recovery for John G. Rammel who died at his residence there Tuesday morning. He was an employe of the Union City Body company.

Friends may call at his late residence anytime.

He leaves his wife; four daughters, Dorothy and Thelma, both at home; Mrs. Charles Reed, Union City, and Mrs. Jake Snyder, Ft. Recovery, and three sons, Ralph and Eugene, at home and Robert, in the armed forces stationed in Virginia.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 28, 1945

Paige Burrell Dies Tuesday At Huntington.

Paige W. Burrell, 50 years old, died at Huntington, Indiana, Tuesday morning following a seven months illness from heart trouble, the past seven weeks being serious. For several years he was a plumbing estimator for Tibbetts Plumbing and Heating company in Union City.

He was born in Decatur, Indiana, June 13, 1895, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burrell who now reside at Huntington. He attended school at Decatur and was married to Miss Clara Gephart at Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1914. They have resided in the Union City community for the past 13 years. Mr. Burrell was a member of the Presbyterian church at Decatur.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are two daughters, Martha Burrell and Joyce Burrell, both at home; four sons, all in the armed forces, Cpl. Guy Burrell, en route to active duty; Pvt. Paige Burrell, Jr., European war theatre; Pvt. Rex Burrell, Camp Bowie, Texas, and Richard Burrell, F2c; a sister, Mrs. Frances Mickley, Huntington, and four grandchildren.

The body has been taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence, 510 North Walnut street, where friends may call.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating and burial will be in the city cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 28, 1945

Death claims Francis James; Rites Today.

Charles Francis James of Farmland, 70, died at the Randolph County hospital Monday evening. He was a retired fireman.

He leaves two brothers, James and Edward, both of Farmland, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thornburg Funeral home in Farmland where funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Harry Jones officiating. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery.

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