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

Solomon Lovell Dies Suddenly At Home Here.

Solomon Lovell, age 73, died suddenly at his home at 545 Western Avenue, Winchester, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

Surviving are the widow, Dora; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Nelson of Winchester; four sons, Homer and Ralph of Winchester, Bert of Farmland, and Ernest of the U. S. army stationed in Belgium; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Riley of Modoc; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl King of Richmond, and Mrs. Anna Delk of St. Petersburg, Fla.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and has been returned to the residence where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. Lovell will be held at the Winchester Nazarene church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. N. B. Herrell officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Accident Victim Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Orpha Mae Osborn, 49, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 9:45 o'clock Thursday morning due to injuries sustained in a train-auto crash Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at the Snowhill crossing, four miles south of Winchester. The deceased resided two and one-half miles east and one mile south of Lynn.

She leaves the husband, Edgar L., who remains in a serious condition at the hospital due to injuries received in the accident; one daughter, Mrs. Jean Jarrett of near Union City; one son, Allen, in a C. O. camp stationed at Britt, Ia.; two grandchildren; and the stepmother, Mrs. Hattie Miller of Union City.

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

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

Darke County Death.

Samuel J. Sheffbuch, 72, a retired Darke County farmer, died Sunday at his late home, 421 East Third street, Greenville, after several months of ill health.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Emma; three daughters, Barbara, at home; Mrs. Mary Yagle, of Versailles, and Mrs. Bertha Wehrman, of Covington; two step-sons, William C. Reed, at home, and John C. Reed, of Covington, rural route; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Sheffbuch, of Troy, and John Sheffbuch, of Sidney, and two sisters, Mrs. Hanna Weaver and Mrs. Louise McClannahan, both of Versailles.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in Versailles with Rev. C. C. Wessel, of Greenville, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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

William Cline Dies Following Heart Attack.

William H. Cline of Salamonia, Ind., passed away Friday morning at 3 o'clock from the effects of a heart attack suffered Sunday evening and the infirmities of age. He was a prominent Randolph county farmer, formerly living south of Pleasant Hill.

He was born December 1, 1856, in Jay county, and was 88 years, three months and one day of age. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Cline. On October 18, 1884 he was married to Clara Porter, who preceded him in death January 5, 1922.

He leaves three sons, Alec, Earl and Onie of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Hiram (Mary) Rhodes of northeast of Union City, and Mrs. George (Eunice) Caupp of Salamonia, with whom the deceased made his home; one son is deceased; one brother, Francis of Muncie; one step brother, Hiram Penny of Union City; three half-brothers, Fred Cline of Portland, John Cline of Troy, O., and Joe Cline of Randolph county; two half-sisters, Mrs. William (Anna) Peden of Union City, and Mrs. May Matchett of Saratoga; three sisters are deceased; 23 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. His son-in-law, George Caupp, with whom he made his home, is in the armed forces in England. Three grandsons are also in the service.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian church on the Jay-Randolph county line, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. H. A. Perry of Salamonia, assisted by Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence in Salamonia Saturday morning where friends may call.

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

Sarah C. Byers Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Sarah Cordellia Byers 84, died at the Randolph County hospital at 1:30 a. m. Friday following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Everhart of Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Charles Fixel of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, I. D. Bullock of Detroit, Mich., and Charles Bullock of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary pending funeral arrangements and where friends may call after 1 p. m. Saturday.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Fannie Neher, 91, formerly of New Carlisle, died Tuesday night from the effects of a heart attack at the home of a son, J. Quinter Neher, at Gettysburg.

Immediate survivors extending down through four generations include two other sons and four daughters; 32 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday in New Carlisle and burial was in Sugar Grove cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ada Townsend, 72, wife of Elmer S. Townsend, died Wednesday at her farm home, six miles southeast of Greenville, after a lingering illness. A native and lifelong resident of Darke county, she had been a member of the Abbottsville church for a number of years.

She leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Ed Ballwez, of New Bremen, rural route, Mrs. Harry Huston, of Dayton, and Mrs. Silas Musick, Vandalia; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Shields, of near Delisle, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hendricks, of Greenville.

Services were held Saturday with Rev. Stine Douglas officiating. Interment was at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 14, 1872 in Darke Co, the daughter of Patrick Shields and Mary Jane Brown (both b. Darke Co.).]

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

William Jennings Dies Saturday At South Salem.

William R. Jennings, 51, passed away Saturday evening at his residence in South Salem, five miles south of Union City, from complications resulting from influenza he suffered a few weeks ago.

He was born in Randolph County on May 22, 1893, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jennings, and was married on July 25, 1914 at Winchester to Miss Cella Harris who survives him. For several years he operated a grocery at his residence and drove a huckster truck. Prior to his death he was an employe of Bailey Products corporation.

Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Garland, of Greenville; a son, Hubert Jennings, with the U. S. army in the Philippines; three sisters, Mrs. Delia Evans, of Hicksville, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Slick, of Palestine; and Mrs. Pearl Isenbarger, of Saratoga, and a brother, Otis Jennings, of Dublin, Indiana.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga United Brethren church with Rev. R. Austin Pellett in charge. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call after Tuesday morning.

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

Brother of Union City Resident Succumbs Friday.

Albert DeLong, 308 South Columbia street, Union City, has received word of the death of his brother, Cecil DeLong, 52, of Peru, Ind., a C. & O. railroad dispatcher, who passed away Friday morning at a railroad hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was a former resident of Randolph County and had been in ill health since last October.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel; one daughter, Mrs. Herman Limbert, south of Portland; three sisters, and the brother of this city.

Funeral services will be held at Peru Tuesday at 1. p. m. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p. m. and burial will be in a Muncie cemetery.

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

Glenn Yoder Dies Within One Week Of His Father.

Death claimed Glenn Yoder, 29 years old, who resided at 320 South Market street, Monday morning at his mother's residence, 532 North Union street, following complications from a throat infection. His father, Frank Yoder, died suddenly a week ago.

He was born in Darke County on October 28, 1916, the son of Frank and Amy Bickel-Yoder, and was married to Miss Mae Wise at Winchester on June 27, 1942. Mr. Yoder was formerly a farmer and recently worked at Spradling's Coal company on the corner of Chestnut and State Line streets.

He leaves besides his wife, a son, Donald Lee, three sisters, Mrs. Alice McWilliams and Mrs. Maybelle Burns, both of Union City, and Mrs. Mary Brown, of Greenville; one brother, Albert Yoder, of this city, and his mother, Mrs. Amy Yoder.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. The final rites will be private and burial will be in Springhill cemetery, which is located south of Hillgrove.

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

Darke County Death.

Staff Sgt. Martin Bruner, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bruner, of Rossburg, route one, was killed in action in Germany on February [?], according to word received by his parents from the war department. Sgt. Bruner had served in the armed forces less than a year, being inducted on March 18, 1944. He was sent overseas last December with an infantry detachment. Immediately to his induction he was employed by the Waco Aircraft company, Troy, O., and had previously worked at the Johnson Furniture factory in Union City.

Besides his parents, he leaves two young children.

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

Darke County Death.

Death Friday closed the colorful career of a 77 year-old Darke countian, Scott Fitzgerald, who as a young man gained wide renown as an Indian fighter in the "Bad Lands" of the Dakotas. Fitzgerald served for over five years in a cavalry detachment of the U. S. army and participated in various campaigns against the last of the great Indian chiefs, Sitting Bull, Iron Horse and others, in the western plain states. One of his closest friends was the late William (Buffalo Bill) Cody.

Fitzgerald's death occurred Friday at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Fitzgerald, of Fort Jefferson. He had been seriously ill for the last three months. A native of Fort Jefferson, he was the last of a family of nine children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fitzgerald, early settlers of the Darke county town.

His only immediate survivors are a step-daughter, Mrs. Ida Kipp, Greenville, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Sunday in Greenville with Rev. Byron Green officiating. Burial was in the Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

James Leroy Clark, 80, a retired Darke County farmer, died Thursday at his home, five miles northwest of New Madison from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered two days earlier.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Emma; three sons, Hiram Clark, of Richmond, Ind., Bert, of Palestine, and Roy, who serves with the U. S. navy, and three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hoke, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Arle Paskey, of Lynn, Ind., and Mrs. Hazel Beck, of Hollansburg.

Services were held in New Madison and burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Erving J. Barton, 58, died Wednesday at his home in Savona after a four-year illness.

He leaves his wife, Opal; a son, Erving, Jr., of Ottawa, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Bascow, of Pekin, Ill., and two step-children.

Services were held in Arcanum Saturday with Rev. W. R. Messmer officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Second Accident Victim Dies At County Hospital.

Edgar L. Osborn, 53, died at the Randolph County hospital at 5:15 a. m. Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a train-auto crash at the Snow Hill crossing, four miles south of Winchester, last Wednesday.

Mr. Osborn resided two and one-half miles east and one mile north of Lynn.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jean Jarrett of near Union City; one son, Allen, of a C. O. camp, Britt, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Howard of Losantville and Mrs. Fred. Wilson of near Winchester; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Osborn will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 6 p. m. Tuesday and until 1 p. m. Thursday. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Osborn, who was injured in the same accident, were held Sunday afternoon.

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

Father Passes Away.

Mrs. Kenneth Hinshaw, 803 North Columbia street, Union City, has received word of the death of her father, Michael Oser, 82, who died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Ft. Wayne, after several weeks illness following surgery. He lived at 1323 Scott avenue in that city.

He leaves, besides his daughter, a wife, and six other children.

Services will be conducted Thursday at Ft. Wayne and burial will be in a cemetery there.

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

Death Claims Almeda Cromie; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Almeda Cromie, 63, died at the Randolph County hospital at 11 p. m. Monday.

She is survived by one brother Ambrose Van Note of Winchester; four nephews, Everett Puckett, Forrest Helms, William Van Note and Elwood Van Note, all of Winchester; and two nieces, Mrs. Donna Bryan and Mrs. Stanley Toboski, both of Winchester.

Final rites for Mrs. Cromie will be held at the Winchester Nazarene church Wednesday at 3 p. m. with Rev. N. B. Herrell officiating, Rev. George Brannon assisting. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed to the Summers mortuary for burial preparations and where friends may call after 7 p. m. Tuesday and until 3 p. m. Wednesday.

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

Darke County Death.

George Williams, 67, an employe of the Ohio Furniture Sales company, Greenville, died at Wayne hospital, Sunday. The deceased who had lived in Greenville for the past three years was a member of the Moose lodge there.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Greenville with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Maude Oswalt, 67, died at her home on South Main street, Arcanum, Saturday from a heart attack which she suffered last Thursday.

She leaves two daughters, Ruby Vickroy, Arcanum, rural route, and Sylvia Hoke, of near Brookville. A son, Rolland Oswalt lives at Eaton, Ohio. Three brothers and two sisters also survive.

Services were held Tuesday at the Abbottsville church with Rev. O. O. Arnold officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Carrie Emaline Klase, 76, widow of the late Frank Klase, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Sunday evening as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered at her home in that city.

The deceased is survived by two brothers, Chalmer Lawrence, Greenville, and Clarence Lawrence, New Madison. Three sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Flora Darland, Greenville; Mrs. Ernest Sample, Eaton, and Mrs. Maude Pearce, Coldwater, Ohio.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. J. B. Henry officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 28, 1868 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Obadiah Lawrence (b. Darke Co.) and Caroline Lehman (b. Montgomery Co.).]

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

Darke County Death.

Stephen Rhoades, 79, who resided two miles west of Greenville, died at his home Sunday after a lingering illness.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Clara; four sons, George, at home; Ray, of Greenville; Maurice, of Cincinnati, and Charles, who is serving with the armed forces in Belgium. Other survivors include a brother, Curt Rhoades, Greenville, and one sister, Elizabeth Pitsenberger, Greenville.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating and burial was in the city cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Cassel, 81, died Saturday from a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Kessler, two miles east of Greenville, just off the Requarth Pike.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kessler; one son, C. C. Cassel, of Arcanum, route one; three brothers, Omer Lowry, Laura; Ray Lowry, Ludlow Falls, and Lewis Lowry, West Milton; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Ditmer, Circle Hill and Mrs. L. W. Brumbaugh, West Milton; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at Greenville with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating, and interment was in the Mote cemetery.

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

Darke County Death

Injuries resulting from a recent fall proved fatal to George Earl Stonerock, six-months-old son of Private and Mrs. Linden Stonerock, who reside in Bradford, Ohio. The little child was found dead in bed at the residence of his parents Tuesday. His father, Private Linden Stonerock, was reported missing in action in Belgium only last week.

Services were held at Gettysburg Wednesday with Rev. Leeson officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Hill, Ohio.

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

Darke County Death.

Sarah Gantt, 84, died at the home of her daughter, Gertrude Gantt, at Piqua Tuesday, after a lingering illness.

She is survived by four sons, seven daughters, 36 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at Sugar Grove with Rev. Henry Fisher and Rev. Arthur Sells officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Death Claims Francis Leavell; Rites Sunday.

Francis Elmer Leavell, 80, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Burg near Fountain City at 11 a. m. Thursday, after an illness of long duration.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. James Perkins of Fountain City, Mrs. Vernis Petty of near Fountain City, and Mrs. Burg aforementioned; one son, Hallie of Toledo, O.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, James, of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fountain City Friends church in charge of Rev. Russell Burkett of West Milton, O., assisted by Rev. Logan Smith. Interment will be in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will be returned to the home of Mrs. Burg in Fountain City where friends may call after 7 p. m. Friday.

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

Greenville Resident Succumbs Saturday.

Mrs. Mary A. Warner, 90, widow of the late Jesse Warner, died at 6 p. m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate W. McKhann, 306 Wayne avenue, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, with Rev. Frank Thomas, pastor of the Christian church of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be at Greenville cemetery.

Surviving besides the daughter are three sons, Robert, of Lima; Oscar, of Chicago, and Glenn, of Greenville; two sisters; one brother; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary Ann Warner was born Dec. 31, 1854 in Carroll Co., MD, the daughter of James Foreman and Susanah Hildebridel (both b. MD). Her brother was John Foreman, Union City, IN; two sisters were Mrs. Fannie Little , Union Bridge, Maryland and Mrs. Della Mathias, Silver Spring, Maryland.]

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

Death Claims Lillie Davis; Rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Lillie Davis, 74, died at her home two miles south of Winchester, Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock following an illness of one year.

She was born in Jay county April 7, 1871, the daughter of Simon and Sarah (Black) Richdoller and spent most of her life in Jay county and Union City.

Surviving are one step-son, Chelsia Davis of Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Shoemaker of Portland.

Funeral services will be held at the White River church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock instead of at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester as previously announced.

Rev. George Addington will officiate. Interment will be in the White River cemetery.

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

Elsha A. Penny Dies At Son's Home In Muncie.

Elisha Ashley Penny, 78, died Friday at 10:10 p. m. at the home of his son, George Penny, 515 East Willard street, Muncie, after an illness of several months duration.

He is survived by another son, Charles Penny, of Pontiac, Mich, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. J. J. Bieseigel in charge. Burial in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Jesse Timmons, 77, a prominent farmer living three miles southwest of New Madison, died Thursday from a heart attack.

Surviving are five sons, two daughters and one sister. The sons are Roy, of North Carolina; Benjamin, of New Paris, rural route; Charles, of New Paris; Forrest, of Dayton; and Frank of Richmond. The two daughters are Mrs. Ida Pearson and Mrs. Mary Moore, both of near New Paris, Ohio. A sister, Mrs. Julia Mann, of New Paris, also survives.

Services were held at New Madison Saturday and burial was at New Paris.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 4, 1868 in Preble Co., OH, the son of Joseph Timmons (b. Darke Co.) and Mary Stump (b. Preble Co.). He was buried at Spring Lawn Cemetery, at New Paris, OH.]

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

Sgt. R. D. Birum Reported Killed On Iwo Jima.

Sergeant Richard D. Birum, of the Marine corps, age 22, the son of Floyd and Eva Clough-Birum, 331 Clifford avenue, Union City, has been reported killed in action on Iwo Jima Volcano island on February 19, according to a war department telegram received Monday by his wife, who is residing with his parents. The telegram stated that further details would follow in a letter.

A member of the Fourth Marine Division, Sgt. Birum volunteered for the service before Pearl Harbor on November 21, 1941, at which time he received his basic training at Paris island, South Carolina. He then had 18 months training at a submarine base at New London, Conn., and later was transferred to New Rivers, North Carolina. He received raider's training in the Chambers Raiders' outfit at Camp Pendleton, California, before being sent overseas on January 1, 1944.

He participated in the invasion of Roi and Namur islands in the Marshall islands' group, and was in the invasions of Saipan and Tinian.

Sgt. Birum was born in Jay county on August 12, 1923 and had lived in this city since he was three years old. In 1940 he was graduated from the West Side high school where he was very active in sports, having played baseball and basketball. Prior to his enlistment he worked at the Overmyer Mold shop at Winchester.

On November 28, 1942 in New Haven, Conn., he was married to the former Miss Christine Lambuno at the St. Peters Catholic church, of which he was a member.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are one son, Dickie, 14 months old; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Della Houk, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alexander Peden, Union City, route one, and several aunts and uncles.

Every boy in the West Side 1940 graduating class is a member of the armed forces, and Sgt. Birum is the first member to make the supreme sacrifice.

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday for John C. Deubner, a retired farmer, residing near Greenville, who died at Wayne hospital Friday. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Harry, of Portland, Oregon; Otho, of Phillipsburg, and Walter and Fred, both of Dayton.

[His tombstone dates are 2-15-1862 and 3-9-1945.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lena M. Wilson, Hollansburg, received a message from the war department Thursday stating that her husband, Pfc. Robert P. Wilson, had been killed in action in Germany on February 23. Before entering the service on December 7, 1942, the deceased had been employed in Richmond.

Pfc. Wilson was the adopted son of Harry Wilson, who is now a resident of Richmond.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Barbara Sando, 71, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Swank, at Phillipsburg, following a short illness.

She leaves besides her daughter, two other daughters, Mrs. Marie Mott, of Troy, and Mrs. Lucille Hatfield, of Potsdam; three sons, Raymond, of Arcanum; Clifford, Piqua, and Wilbur, of Union; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Verta Weaver, of Laura, and a brother, Melvin Wright, of Potsdam.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Potsdam Mennonite church. Burial was in the old Ludlow cemetery near Laura.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Emanuel Martin, 77, a prominent Adam township farmer, died Monday at his home, four miles northeast of Gettysburg, following a six-month illness from a complication of diseases.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Inez Netzley, at home; four brothers, Amos, who lives in Vermont; John, of Bradford; Samuel, Versailles, and Joseph, of Greenville, and one sister, Elizabeth, also of Greenville.

Services were held Friday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren with Rev. Denlinger and Rev. Landis officiating. Burial was in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Minnie Hunter, widow of the late Dr. John Hunter, prominent Greenville medical practitioner, died Tuesday at her residence in that city. A resident of Greenville for the major part of her life, Mrs. Hunter observed her 79th birthday last Sunday.

Immediate survivors include one son, Dr. Matt C. Hunter, of Leavenworth, Kansas, and a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Arterburn, Dayton; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles and Joseph Jessop, both of Connersville, Ind.

Pending the arrival of the son no burial arrangements had been completed by Tuesday morning.

[Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery beside her husband.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 15, 1945

Receive Word Of Father's Death.

Charles Manrose and Mrs. C. P. Overmyer, Sr., of Winchester, were notified Tuesday of the death of their father, Myron Manrose in Holton, Kan. Mr. Manrose and Mrs. Overmyer left Tuesday night for Holton where funeral services for their father will be held Thursday afternoon.

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font color=red size=+1> The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 16, 1945

Carl Hardesty Killed In Action On German Front.

Mrs. Thelma Hardesty of Lynn has received word from the war department that her husband, T-5 Carl H. Hardesty, 24 years old, was killed in action somewhere in Germmany on Feb. 26, 1945.

T-5 Hardesty was inducted into the army July 13, 1944 and received his military training at Ft. Knox, Ky. He was a member of the 34th tank battalion of the fourth armored division.

He is survived by his wife and three children of Lynn and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Hardesty, who live one mile north of Lynn.

[His wife was Thelma Juanita Hardesty and his children were Betty Carol, Patricia Ann, and Larry Gene.]

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

James Mullen Reported Killed In Action Mar. 2.

A telegram from the war department Wednesday notified Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mullen of near Winchester that their only son, Cpl. James S. Mullen, had been killed in action in Germany on March 2.

Cpl. Mullen had been a member of the armed forces for four years, having been inducted into the army on Feb. 11, 1941. He received his military training at various camps in the United States and landed in Africa on Christmas day in 1942. He participated in the African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns and landed in France on D-Day.

Surviving are the parents and two sisters, Anna Jean, at home and Mrs. Fay Flegal of near Winchester.

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

Charles Stoops Dies Mar. 4 Of Battle Wounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilcon of 542 West North street, Winchester, have been notified by the war department that their son, Charles E. Stoops, died on March 4, 1945, of wounds received in action in Luxembourg.

He was inducted into the Army on March 7, 1943 and was sent overseas in September of '44. Before entering the service he was employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass factory.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lena Wilson, Hollansburg, has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Pfc. Robert P. Wilson, was killed in action in Germany on February 23. Pfc. Wilson, who would have been 27 years old on March 19, was inducted into the armed forces on December 7, 1942, and received his basic training with the 319th Engineer Battalion of the 94th Infantry Division a Camp Phillips, Kan. He was sent overseas in August 1944, from Camp McCain, Miss., and had served in England, France, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany. Prior to his induction he was employed by the Dayton Rubber company.

His wife is the former Lena Merie Lane.

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

Brother Of Local Woman Killed In Action In Germany.

Mrs. Hazel Barber of 913 West Thirteenth street, Muncie, received word from the war department Wednesday evening that her husband, Pvt. Allen M. Barber, was killed in action in Germany on Feb. 28.

Pvt. Barber was inducted from Winchester Aug. 9, 1944 and received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. He was sent overseas in January 1945.

He is survived by the widow, Hazel; three children; one sister, Mrs. Melvin Howe of Winchester; two brothers, Bob, at home, and Pvt. Forrest Barber of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Pvt. Barber was the brother-in-law of Walter Brunsworth.

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

Death Claims Charles Read At Farm Home.

Charles Read, 78 years of age, passed away at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at his farm home, two miles southwest of Union City. He suffered a broken hip 15 months ago when he fell on the steps of Lyons and Wise Barber shop on Oak street, but had only been seriously ill for the past five days.

Mr. Read was born in Preble County on May 17, 1886, the son of William and Judith Gifford-Read, and had lived in this community for 50 years. For several years he was a tobacco buyer and farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Ann, who is also bedfast with a broken hip; two sons, Jesse and Stanley Read, both of Union City, route four; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Bothast, this city; one sister, Mrs. Emma Winkler, Trotwood, Ohio; eight grandchildren, three of whom are in the service, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. John Watson and Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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

Pvt. Donel Cross Killed On German Front Feb. 11.

Pvt. Donel Cross, age 24, who was previously reported missing in action was killed in action Feb. 11, 1945 in Luxembourg, Germany, according to a war department telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Esther Cross, of Winchester, Monday.

Pvt. Cross entered the service Aug. 9, 1944 and received his military training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He was sent overseas in January of '45 and became a member of Gen. Patton's third army.

He was born in New Castle May 7, 1920 and before coming to Winchester, he worked on a farm. At the time of his induction he was employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass factory.

Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Marie, age two; a son, Donel W., Jr., age nine months; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cross; two sisters, Mrs. William Fruit of Modoc, and Mrs. Eugene Gordon of Huntsville; and four brothers, Lewis Cross of Muncie, Lawrence Cross of Farmland, Cpl. Cross serving in the armed forces in Hawaii, and Pfc. Wilbur Cross in Utah.

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

Susan Williams Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Susan Alice Williams, widow of the late Alex Williams, who preceded her in death four months ago, passed away at the age of 76 years at her home on Union street, Winchester, at 2:30 a. m. Monday after a 15 weeks illness.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dora May Dykes and Mrs. Laura B. Blossom, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Bertha L. Cales and Mrs. Gus Shaffer, both of Winchester; three sons, Leonard of Winchester, Lonnie H., of Union City, and Edward D., at home; four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Mobley of Soffa, Ky., Mrs. Ethel Thornberry, of Winchester, Ky., Mrs. Pearl Kitchen, of Willard, Ky., and Mrs. Lula Isom of Portsmouth, O.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and will be returned to the home after noon Tuesday, where friends may call.

Services for Mrs. Williams will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Christian church with Rev. Lee McKinley officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Pvt. A. Pearson Killed In Action On German Front.

Pvt. Alven J. Pearson, 19 years old, was reported killed in action in Germany on March 5, according to a war department telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Pearson, who resides at the Rowe hotel on Pearl street, Union City.

Pvt. Pearson was born the son of Alven and Mary Mefford-Pearson in Anderson on June 10, 1925. He had lived in this community since the age of five, and attended the Jackson, Ohio, and East Side schools. He attended the Church of the Brethren and was married to the former Miss Thelma Shook at Winchester in 1944. She resides near Rossburg with her sister. Before entering the service he worked at Bailey Products corporation, this city, and the Frigidaire at Dayton.

He enlisted in the Navy Seabees in September, 1942, and, after his boot training at Great Lakes, received a medical discharge, and later entered the U. S. Army on March 5, 1944, at which time he received his basic training at Camp Maxey, Texas, and Advanced training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He then was sent overseas arriving in France.

Surviving besides his parents and wife are a brother, Marion Delbert, and a sister, Rosa Lea, both at home; The maternal grandfather, Ira Mefford, Anderson; and two aunts, Mrs. Florence Baldwin, Anderson, and Mrs. Martha Cash, of Winchester.

His father, Pvt. Alven Pearson, who is stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia, was inducted into the service this month.

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

Darke County Death.

Rev. Kenneth W. Jones, 32, minister of the old German Baptist church, three miles south of Eldorado, died at his home Friday in Eldorado after an illness of two years.

Besides his wife, Edna, he is survived by two sons, Gary Lee and Dean Arthur; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones, Eldorado; three brothers, Floyd, Lloyd and LeRoy, all of Richmond, Ind.; and three sisters, Mrs. Garland McLear, Richmond; Mrs. Elwood Kress, Dayton, and Mrs. Harold Guyton, Xenia, O.

Rev. Morris Wagoner, Rossville, Indiana, officiated at services conducted Monday at the German Baptist church, near Eldorado. Burial was at Monro cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Madonna Kress, of Arcanum, has been notified by the War Department that her husband, Tech. Sgt. Marvin Kress, 32, was killed in action in Germany on March 7. Sgt. Kress entered military service on December 7, 1942, and had been overseas for the past seven months. Prior to his induction he was employed by the Inland Manufacturing company, Dayton.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kress, reside near Arcanum. A brother, Dwaine, was inducted into the army during the past month.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Rev. L. C. Shaver, 62, pastor of both the Gettysburg and Pitsburg Methodist churches in Darke County, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack he suffered one week ago. He resided at Gettysburg, and has been pastor of the joint county charge for the past year. He moved to Gettysburg from Cridersville in Allen County. He was active in Masonic affairs, being a member of the Blue lodge and Eastern Star.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lola; one daughter, Mrs. Olive Chase, of Columbus, and two sons, Emerson, who serves in the navy in the South Pacific, and Pfc. Paul Shaver, now in an army hospital in Maine.

Funeral services were held Monday at Gettysburg and were conducted Tuesday at Gallipolis.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Ira Finfrock, 59, who for 28 years served as night marshal at Versailles, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a four-day illness from heart trouble. He was a lifelong resident of Darke County, and had lived on East Wood street in Versailles for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Ida; two sons, Edward, of Cincinnati, and Norbert, Versailles; one daughter, Mrs. Fara Lanich, Greenville; six grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were held in Versailles Wednesday with Rev. John Rilling of Springfield, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Louisa Mary Liette, 78, widow of the late Constant Liette, died suddenly Saturday at her home in North Star. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis.

Immediate survivors include eight children, Frank and Raymond, of New Weston; Theresa and Agnes, both at home; Mrs. Estella George of North Star; Leonard, of Rossburg; Adrian of Fort Recovery, and Bernard of Russia; 44 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Eight of the grandchildren are in the armed forces, seven of whom are overseas. Besides the husband, seven other children preceded her in death.

Services were held Thursday at St. Louis church in North Star with Father John P. Hannahan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Laura Alice Blake, 72, wife of William E. Blake, of near Coletown, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a six-month illness.

Surviving besides the husband are one son, Edward H., of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Mayfield, of Marion; Mrs. Addie Riley, Cuyahoga Falls, and Mrs. Irene McCowell, of Los Angeles, Cal.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday with Rev. C. W. Black officiating, and burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Aug. 31, 1872 in Delaware Co., OH, the daughter of James R. Porter (b. Delaware Co.) and Sarah Claypool.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mikesell, 77, widow of the late John Mikesell, died Monday at her home in Hollansburg after a two-year illness from a complication of diseases.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Chenoweth, of Hollansburg; two sons, Bert, of Greenville rural route, and Ernest, of near Hollansburg; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Issac Trimble, of Hollansburg, and George Trimble, New Madison.

Services were held Thursday at Hollansburg. Burial was in the cemetery there.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Elizabeth Malinda Mikesell was born Feb. 20, 1868 in Randolph Co., IN, the daughter of John Trimble (b. Whitewater, IN) and Nancy Jane Sparks (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Lillie Brooks Dies At Hospital.

Lillie F. Brooks, widow of the late George H. Brooks, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 11:45 a. m. Thursday following an operation.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Olive Morris of Lynn, and Mrs. Opha Heaton of near Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparation. Funeral services will be announced later.

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

Two New Paris Boys Killed By Train.

One boy was killed instantly and a brother died within 30 minutes at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond after both were struck by the east-bound Pennsylvania railroad passenger train, No. 30, know as "The Spirit of St. Louis," there Tuesday night. The accident occurred 700 feet south of the Cherry street crossing at 6:15 o'clock.

Killed instantly was Junior Day, 13 years old. A brother, Ray Eugene, 12 years old, died at the Richmond hospital. The victims are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Day, who resides on West Cherry street in the former William Booher property, where they have lived less than two weeks.

According to information given Sheriff Lon Galyean, Deputy Harry Hannah, and Coroner G. W. Flory of Preble County, the two victims, accompanied by an older brother, Robert Raymond, 15 years old, had started south on the railroad right of way, en route to see Bill McClain, a man who has been cutting timber in areas near the village and for whom Robert Raymond had been working.

The officers said they had been told a westbound freight train was moving alongside the boys and that the two victims were walking on the tracks adjoining those used by the freight when the fast passenger train bore down upon them. The older boy escaped death due to his walking along side the tracks rather than on them with his young brothers. The sheriff said the boys apparently did not hear the approach of the passenger train.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 24, 1945

William Fowler Dies Following Long Illness.

William S. Fowler, 76, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Wagner, near Five Points, after an illness of long duration. He had been a stock buyer in Randolph county for many years and was retired at the time of his death.

Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Warren of Saratoga; Lola Jones, at home, and Mrs. Wagner; two sons, Ralph of Dayton, and Floyd of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild and a brother, George Fowler of Union City.

Funeral services for Mr. Fowler will be held at the home in New Pittsburg Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Lee of the Praise Chapel church officiating. Interment will be in the Redkey cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home in New Pittsburg from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville Saturday morning where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 24, 1945

Darke County Death.

Silas S. Sneary, 79, a cabinet maker at the Banner Lumber company in Greenville for the past 27 years, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital after a six-month illness.

He leaves his wife, Sophia; one brother, Reuben E. Sneary, of New Weston; two half-brothers, Walter A. Sneary, of Blanchard, Mich., and Russell R. Sneary, West Carrollton, and a half-sister, Mrs. Edward A. Harding, of Canton.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Silas Sylvester Sneary was born Nov. 17, 1865 in New Rumley, OH, the son of William Sneary and Barbara Kimmel (both b. Harrison Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 24, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Anna B. Lockwood, 82, widow of the late George M. Lockwood, died Wednesday at the St. Clair Home in Greenville after an extended illness.

Immediate survivors include one son, Chalmer, of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Carrol, Cleveland; three grandchildren, and a brother, Harry Corbin, Greenville.

Services were held in Greenville Friday with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 4, 1863 in Clermont Co., OH, the daughter of James Corbin and Rebecca Barkley (both b. Clermont Co., OH.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 24, 1945

Darke County Death.

Darke County relatives Thursday received word of the death of Mrs. Hazel Johnson, formerly of Greenville, which occurred at her late home in Portland, Ore.

She leaves her husband, Lee Johnson; one sister, Mrs. Otis Klen, of Phoenix, Arizona, and two brothers, C. M. Townsend, Greenville, and A. R. Townsend, Greenville, rural route.

Services and burial were held in Greenville. [?]

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

I. N. Worth Dies Sunday At Home In Indianapolis.

I. N. Worth, age 74, died Sunday morning at his home at 1932 North Delaware street, Indianapolis, following a six-month illness from a heart condition. He was well-known in the Union City community, and made his summer home at Springhill, three miles south of this city.

He was born the son of John and Margaret Bickle-Worth in January, 1871 at the Worth farm near Springhill, and attended the Springhill school. For several years he was a farmer and teacher, having first taught at the school he had attended as a boy. Later he was a salesman for the International Harvester company, which position he held for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Alice; one son, Robert, of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, all of Indianapolis, and one half-sister, Mrs. Lydia Bickle, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the Catholic Cathedral on Meridian street in Indianapolis, of which church he was a member. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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

Eva Garrett Dies Suddenly At Home Here.

Mrs. Eva Garrett, 86, widow of the late Egbert Garrett, died suddenly at her home, 518 East North street, Winchester, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Celia Fowler of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Ren Kirk, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. William Wells of Winchester; three sons, Nathan E. of Tarentum, Pa., Norval of Muncie, and Volney of Michigan City, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Saturday afternoon where friends may call after 3 o'clock.

Services will be conducted at the residence at 2 O'clock Monday, with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park Cemetery.

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

Elma Sibert Dies Following Short Illness.

Elma Voretta Sibert, age 66, died at her home, 540 North Meridian street [Winchester] at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening following a week's illness.

She leaves three brothers, Quince Helm of Farmland, Troy Helm of Winchester, and Charles Helm of Selma; and one sister, Mrs. Ola Wells of Parker.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Loren Helm. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Colin Kelly Teaford, two and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Teaford, Greenville route four, died Thursday at White Cross hospital, Columbus, where he had recently undergone a second brain tumor operation.

Besides the parents, immediate survivors include a brother, Terry, and a sister, Arlene, both at home, and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Teaford, and Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Dye, all of Greenville, route three.

Services were held Saturday at Greenville with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

John W. Spidel, 80, one of Darke County's most extensive land owners and an active figure in agricultural affairs for more than a half-century, died suddenly Thursday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Dale Warrick, Greenville, from the effects of a heart attack.

Besides the one sister, he leaves a brother, Jacob Spidel.

Services were conducted Monday at the Greenville Presbyterian church with Rev. John Harrington and Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Interment was at Gettysburg.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John William Spidel was born March 2, 1865 in Franklin Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of John Spidel (b. Lancaster Co., PA and Margaret Marker (b. Darke Co., OH.) He was single.]

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

Darke County Death.

A former Darke County resident, Frank Booker, 79, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ind., after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases.

Services were held Saturday at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, and burial was in the Mote cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harley Utz, near Pitsburg; two sons, Harless and Willis, both of Fresno, Calif.; two other daughters, Mrs. Claude Kress and Mrs. Lloyd Myers, of Arcanum, rural route; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother and a sister.

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

Word Is Received Of Brother's Death.

Word was received Monday that Harold Mullins, 38, a lineman and former resident of Union City, was killed instantly when he contacted 4,000 volts of electric current while working in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The body has arrived at his residence in Huntsville, Ohio, and services will probably be held Friday at Bellefontaine, Ohio, with burial in a cemetery there.

He leaves a wife and two children, Patricia and Jeanne. A brother, Dan Mullin, lives at 224 ? South Columbia street, this city.

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

Darke County Death.

Levi A. North, 81, a retired Twin township farmer, died Saturday at his home in Arcanum following a six-month illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Darke County.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; 10 children, six sons and four daughters; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William North, Pitsburg, and Irvin North, Arcanum; and three sisters, Mrs. George Henninger, Mrs. David Immerman, and Mrs. Marion Brandon, all of near Arcanum. The children are: Oran and William North, both of Arcanum; Henry, West Manchester; Herbert, Lewisburg; Berlin and Edward, Greenville; Mrs. Susan Karn, Greenville, rural route; Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, New Carlisle; Mrs. Bertha Litten, Arcanum, rural route; and Mrs. Leola Burnside, Pleasant Hill.

Services were held Monday in Arcanum, and burial was in Mote cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Erie Dale Hixon, 72, of Yorkshire, died suddenly Thursday at the home of relatives in Eaton from the effects of a heart attack. Her death occurred just one year to the day after an only daughter, Mrs. Walter Kinnison, Eaton, was fatally injured in a train-auto collision. The daughter's husband and two children also met death in the grade crossing accident.

Services for Mrs. Hixon were held Sunday at the Yorkshire U. B. church. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

Immediate survivors include several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Lutz, of Rossburg; two brothers, Elmer Bertram, Versailles, and Frances Bertram, Piqua, and a half-sister, Mrs. Lydia Henderson, Greenville.

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

One-Year-Old Son Claimed By Death.

Death claimed David Horine, one-year-old, at 11:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie following a three-day illness from pneumonia. His parents, Ralph and Reva Hinkle-Horine, who live at 306 East Second street, Muncie, were former residents of the Union City community. He was born in Muncie on February 23, 1944.

He leaves besides his parents, one sister; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Horine, north of Union City, and the maternal grandfather, Vincent Hinkle, west of this city.

The remains have been removed to the Brooks funeral home where services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be at the Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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

Beverly Ann Greek Succumbs Tuesday.

Beverly Ann Greek, 11-month-old daughter of Leroy and Mabel Shreeve-Greek, died at 10 a. m. Tuesday at her residence, 730 East Elm street, Union City. She was born in this city on April 19, 1944

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating and burial will be in the city cemetery. The body has been removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Donald Leroy, age four; one sister, Marilyn Sue, age two; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Houseman, Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shreeve, Union City, route four.

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

Infant Garrett Dies At Home.

Willie Otto Garrett, one year and seven months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Garrett, north of Modoc, died Monday afternoon after several months of illness.

In addition to the parents, he is survived by three sisters, Maxine, Trudie and Kathleen, all at home.

Funeral services for infant Garrett will be held in Bardstown, Tenn. Rev. Curt Holtz will officiate with interment in Pendergrass cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ella Minton, 87, formerly of New Madison, died suddenly Saturday at the Darke County Infirmary from effects of a paralytic stroke.

The only immediate survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Frieda Speth, of New York City.

Services were held in Winchester Tuesday with burial in the cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Harry E. Emrick, 61, Greenville, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a six-month illness.

Surviving are his wife, Effie; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Weiler, of Van Wert, Ohio; Mrs. Rllin Miller, Greenville, and Mrs. Harold Sears, Dayton; four grandchildren; a brother, Orville Emrick, of Arcanum, route One, and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Susan Eddington, of Covington.

Services were held Wednesday at the Abbottsville church with Rev. Stine O. Douglas and Rev. G. O. Letner officiating. Interment was at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Harry Elsworth Emrick was born Aug. 5, 1883 in Greenville, OH, the son of Elmer Emrick (b. Preble Co., OH) and Estella Eddington.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 29, 1945

Mrs. M. Downing Dies In Detroit At. Home Of Son.

Mrs. Maggie Downing, 78 years old, a prominent Union City woman, died Wednesday noon at the home of a son, Chester Downing, in Detroit following an illness of two months from complications. Mrs. Downing, whose residence was at 427 North Walnut street, was very active in civic affairs and well known as a vocalist.

She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baddeley, and was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 1866. She moved to this city over 50 years ago, and was the widow of the late Jason J. Downing, who operated a shoe store here for several years.

Mrs. Downing was a member of the Cecilian Music club and the Monday Afternoon Reading club. A member of the First Christian church, she belonged to the Women's Service Council and for many years sang in the church choir.

Besides her son, Chester, who is an employe of the Detroit Times, she has but one other immediate survivor, a granddaughter, Jane.

The body has been brought to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call any time after Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 29, 1945

Judy Mendenhall Dies At Hospital; Rites Thursday.

Judy Ann Mendenhall, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mendenhall, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 2:30 a. m. Wednesday.

Besides the father and mother she leaves the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Eastman of Indianapolis, and the paternal grandfather, Ed Mendenhall of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation where short services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Raymond Harris. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 29, 1945

George W. Fox Dies At Hospital Tuesday Night.

George W. Fox, 63, a resident of Carlos, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday night at 10:25 o'clock.

He is survived by the widow, Maude; five sons, George W., stationed in the Philippines, Charles M. and Robert Gene, both at home, Lt. Perry G. of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Harry P. of Stockton, Cal.; a half-brother, Orlie Sheppard of New Castle; and a half-sister, Stella.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements are pending word from the son in New Mexico.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 29, 1945

Nephew Of Resided Killed.

Mrs. Lillian McCain and Mrs. Howard Hill of Winchester received word Tuesday night from their sister that her son, T-5 Edward L. Stump of the U. S. Army was killed in a vehicle accident in Belgium March 7.

T-5 Stump's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stump of Pontiac, Mich., formerly resided in Ridgeville. Surviving are a wife and infant daughter in Pontiac.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 29, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Marion A. Perry-Rice, 95, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Wenger, at Saginaw, Mich., following a lingering illness.

Services were held Friday in Greenville with Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there.

The one daughter and several grandchildren are the only immediate survivors.

[She is buried in the Greenville cemetery beside her husband Ebenezer Rice, a civil war veteran who died in 1901.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 31, 1945

Prominent U. C. Man Dies After Short Illness.

John H. Morris, 79, passed away at his home at 530 North Columbia street in Union City Friday evening at 10:30 o'clock following an illness of three weeks.

Mr. Morris was born in Randolph County on Dec. 15, 1865, the son of David T. and Mary Ann (Beck) Morris, and spent his entire life time in the county.

He was a funeral director in Union City for a number of years having been connected with the Morris and VanDyke mortuary and continuing the business for several years after Mr. Vandyke's death.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Elks lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Nora J.; a sister, Mrs. Albert Anderson of Lebanon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Morris will be conducted at the Union City Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. L. G. Kemmerie officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the family home in Union City after 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

The Elks will hold a Lodge of Sorrow at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the Morris residence in Union City. All Elks are requested to meet at the Lodge at 7:15 o'clock Sunday evening.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Greenville for James E. Boyer, 80, chief emeritus of the Greenville fire department, who died Thursday at his residence there following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bertha Wenger, Christian Scientist reader, officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Boyer retired as chief of the fire department on February 1, 1944, after 61 years of continuous service. He began his extended career in 1893 and, for 39 years, from 1905 he headed the department. During the better part of his active career as a fire fighter Mr. Boyer also operated a harness shop there. He had been a member of the Greenville Masonic lodge for 32 years.

Surviving besides the wife [Zerina E.] are a son, Robert, of Philadelphia; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Draus, of Covington, and three grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Haines, 81, a charter member of the Greenville Pilgrim church, who died there late Thursday, will be held in Greenville Tuesday. Another service will be held at Dayton Tuesday with Rev. Hurley Hill officiating. Burial will be made at Willow View cemetery, Dayton.

Her immediate survivors include three sons, all ministers. They are Rev. Atwell A. Haines, Greenville; Rev. Paul E. Haines, Kansas City, Mo., and Rev. Hubert Haines, Colorado Springs, Colo. She also leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. J. March, Cincinnati, and Miss Wilhelmina Haines, Greenville; four grandchildren; a brother, Charles Busche, Dayton and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Dickensheets, Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Omer Pierson, 50, who died Friday at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond, were held Monday at the United Brethren church in New Madison with Rev. Edgar Petry officiating. Burial was in New Paris.

Survivors are the widow, Ida; the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pierson; two brothers, Chester, of New Madison, and Ernest, of Piqua; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Orrison of Greenville; Mrs. Charles Myers, of Laurel, Ohio, and Mrs. Raymond Mendenhall, of Richmond.

Pierson died of injuries suffered in a tractor accident at his farm home south of New Madison.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Sgt. John H. Hershey, 27-year-old veteran of the 37th (Ohio) Division, was killed in action on Luzon island in the Philippines on February 20, according to word received by a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Paulus of Laura. Formerly of Laura, Sgt. Hershey was inducted into service in February, 1941 and had seen extensive front line action in the Pacific.

He leaves another sister, Mrs. Kenneth Bringing, of near Covington, and two brothers, Arthur and Charles Hershey, both of Laura.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 3, 1945

Death Claims Sarah Hines; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah A. Hines, 86, of Ridgeville, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Hammers, six miles south of Portland Saturday night, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Bluff Point church with Rev. Henry Gast of Portland and Rev. Ralph Johnson of Ridgeville officiating. Interment will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

Mrs. Hines, the widow of A. H. Hines, is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Rolla Jarrett of Ridgeville, Mrs. Harold Bost of near Portland, and Mrs. Atlie Pursley of near Farmland; five sons, Arthur of Richmond, William of Muncie, Ora of Hondo, Cal., Cliff of Winchester, and Ara of Albany; and one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Hines of Union City.

The body was removed from the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville to the home of Mrs. Hammers, where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Bert Gray, 69, died Sunday at his farm home, one-half mile east of Coletown.

He leaves one son, Hobart, of New Lebanon; a grandson, Sgt. James Gray, who serves with the army overseas; a great-grandson, James Gray, at home, and a brother, Charles Gray, of Muncie, Ind.

Services were held Tuesday at the Coletown Christian church with Rev. Denlinger officiating. Burial was in the Creekbaum cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Services were held Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic church in North Star for Charles N. George, 87, formerly of Darke county, whose death occurred Saturday at his late home in Richmond. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He leaves three sons, Lawrence, of Williamsport, O., and Amos and Clarence, both of Richmond; one daughter, Louise also of Richmond, and three brothers John George of Frenchtown, and Frank and Louis J. George, both of North Star.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Elijah York, 76-year-old Ansonia resident, died Sunday at Bradenton, Fla., where he had been spending the winter. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he suffered last Friday.

The body will be returned to Ansonia for burial but no definite arrangements have been completed.

Mr. York, a retired Ansonia garage operator, had been in Florida since last November.

His immediate survivors include one son, Lloyd York, of Battle Creek, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Kindell, Ansonia, and several grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Old Order German Baptist church, near Palestine, with Rev. Charles Gower officiating for Mrs. Alice Mae Hovatter, 70, who died Saturday at her home in Palestine. Burial was in the church cemetery [Miller Grove].

Mrs. Hovatter, who was a member of the German Baptist church, is survived by the husband and six brothers and sisters. They are Sol, Jake, Lon, Otto and Malinda Fitzwater, and Mrs. Chalmer Harter, all of Greenville, route three.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 7, 1874 in Barbour Co., WV, the daughter of David Fitzwater (b. Tucker Co., WV) and Sarah Dilla Shaffer (b. Barbour Co., WV). Her husband was William Wesley Hovatter who was born in Tucker Co., WV.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Pervilla Miley, 63, died Saturday at her farm home on the Township Line road, one mile north of Coletown, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Surviving are the husband; one son, E. H. Miley, of Greenville, route three; a daughter, Mrs. George W. Bowman, Greenville; three grandchildren, and two brothers, Otto Wagner, Greenville and Loy Wagner of Indianapolis.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating, and burial was in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Pervilla Irma Miley was born Dec. 6, 1881 at Baker's Store, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Benjamin Wagner and Vandolna Weaver (both b. Darke Co., OH. Her husband was Zeno Miley.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah Ann Kelch, 72, wife of Frank Kelch, died Saturday at her home, three miles north of North Star in Mercer county, after a five-day illness from paralysis.

Besides the husband she leaves two brothers, John and Sam Shaffer, both of near North Star.

Services were held Tuesday at the North Star Christian church with Rev. Thornton in charge. Burial was in the Holsapple cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 5, 1945

Darke County Death.

Charles Ware, 69, a retired Greenville carpenter, was found dead Tuesday by Police Officer Edward Grimes on a lawn between Carnegie Library and St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, and it is believed that death occurred late Monday evening. Medical examiners, who report that he had been dead several hours, are of the opinion that he was stricken ill while en route home from the downtown area Monday night. They attribute death to a heart attack.

He leaves two sons, Robert, of Dayton, and J. C. Ware, Greenville, and five grandchildren.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles C. Ware was born July 25, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Frank Ware (b. Darke Co., OH) and Margaret French. He as divorced but his wife was Bessie Ware.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 6, 1945

Charles Dixon Dies At Home In Winchester.

Charles Henry Dixon, 79 years, passed away at his home, 625 Residence street, at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday.

He leaves the widow, Cora; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Shockney of Winchester, Mrs. Mulford of Bolivar, N. Y., and Mrs. Walter Ireland of Port Allegheny, Pa.; two sons, Charles and Donald, both of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation, where friends may call after 5 p. m. Thursday until the time of the services.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 6, 1945

Death Claims Frank Cougill; Rites Today.

Frank Cougill, 65, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jess Hutchens, near Farmland, at 9;15 p. m. Wednesday. Mr. Cougill had been working for some time as a moulder in Benton Harbour, Mich. He became ill and was brought to the home of Mrs. Hutchens only a week ago.

His only survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Hutchens, at whose home he died, Mrs. Alva Miller of near Farmland, and Mrs. Milford Foulke of Springfield, Ohio.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Thornburg Funeral home with Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiating. Burial was in Cedar cemetery near Farmland.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Clarence Balthaser, 91, who for more than 30 years operated a commercial college in Greenville, died Tuesday at Lancaster from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered six weeks ago. Mr. Balthaser opened the old Greenville Normal School, which included a teacher's training course in addition to commercial subjects, in 1910. A son, H. K. Balthaser, now operates a commercial school in Lancaster while a daughter, the late Sylvia Balthaser, was at one time a member of the Greenville high school faculty.

He leave another son, Gerald, whose home is in the State of Washington, and three grandchildren.

Services and burial were held at Lancaster Thursday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 7, 1945

Former Resident Succumbs Friday In Greenville.

Mrs. Mabel M. Kline, 61, died at 4:30 p. m. Friday at the Wayne Hospital in Greenville after a week's illness following a cerebral hemorrhage.

She had lived on North Howard street in Union City and was residing with her two daughters in Greenville. She was born in Union City, Pa., on June 7, 1883; the daughter of Robert and Clara Moore, and was married to Walter Kline in Dayton who preceded her in death in 1941. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Dohne, and Mrs. David Mosier; a son, Cpl. Forrest Kline, of Detroit, Mich.; one grandson, one brother, William Moore of Dayton, O., and one sister, Mildred Moore of Jackson, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EWT) at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville with Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery in Dayton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

The War Department has notified Mrs. Twila Bunger of Glen Karn, that her husband, Pvt. Willard Bunger, 36, was killed in action in Germany on February 28. She was further notified that military burial services had been conducted at an army cemetery in Holland. Pvt. Bunger, who had been overseas since last September, was slightly wounded on January 8, but had rejoined his company after three weeks hospitalization.

Besides the wife, he leaves three children, Ruth Ann, 13, Shirley Mae, 8, and James, 3. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Archie Lacey, of Arcanum, and three brothers, Staff-Sgt. Harold Bunger, who is in the Philippines; Herschel Bunger, Arcanum, and Chester Bunger, Greenville.

Prior to his induction, Bunger had lived at Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Memorial services for Frank Roy Aten, 27, Gunner's Mate 3-c, who was killed in action in the Indian ocean on July 2, 1944, are to be held Sunday at Fort Jefferson M. E. church. The Rev. Noble Schlecty will officiate.

A native of Greenville township, he was a member of the 1934 graduating class at Greenville high school, and prior to his induction was employed by Sherman White and company there.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Velma Brown Aten, of Greenville, route three; a brother, Adrian, of Union City; a grandmother, Mrs. John Aten, Greenville, route one, and step-grandmother, Mrs. Flora Hunt, also of Greenville, route one.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 9, 1945

Funeral Services Will Be Tuesday For John Boggs.

Services with be held Tuesday at 3 p. m at the Fraze funeral home in Union City for John Boggs, age 74, who died Saturday at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie after a week's serious illness. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate and burial will be in the city cemetery. He lived south on the Jackson pike near Union City.

He was born at Brazton,(?) West Virginia, on September 12, 1870, the son of William and Ann Mollahap-Boggs, and was married to Miss Larame MacMorrow in West Virginia in 1894. He had lived in Randolph county several years and had followed the occupation of farming. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He leaves, besides his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Elvin Bennett, Saratoga; Mrs. Ray Groth, Cincinnati; Mrs. Forest Jones, Bell, California; Mrs. Jack Hufford, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Mangold, Cumberland, Ind.; four sons, Buy, Burke, and Stanley, all of Muncie, and James, who is in the navy and stationed at Bainbridge, Md.; several grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.

The body has been returned to the residence where friends may call anytime.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Rosa Ellen Shirley, 74, who for the past 11 years had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Ray Young, at Pitsburg, died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness from heart trouble.

Services were held Saturday at the daughter's home after which the body was removed to Ghent, Ky., for burial Sunday.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Overstreet, of Pitsburg and a brother, William Hanan, of New Liberty, Ky.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Barbara June Beasecker, five-month-old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beasecker, Troy, former residents of Arcanum, died Tuesday after a short illness.

Services were held Saturday at Arcanum, and burial was at Ithaca. Surviving are a sister, Janice, and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Fourman, Arcanum, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Beasecker, also of Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 10, 1945

Charles Wysong Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Charles David Wysong, 69, life-long resident of Randolph County, passed away at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 5:45 a. m. Monday.

Mr. Wysong was a member of the Christian church and the Masonic lodge and was for several years president of the old Citizens National bank in Winchester. He was a retired farmer and was long prominent in Democratic political circles.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred Miller of winchester; three sons, John James and Robert, all of Winchester; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. Wilson assisted by Rev. Lee Jackson of Peru.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Monday until the time of the services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 10, 1945

Darke County Death.

A former Greenville township farmer and stock buyer, Edward Vanata, died Friday at his home in Toledo after a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Eva; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Renedeson and Mrs. A. W. Pickard, both of Toledo; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Will Duncan, Toledo.

Services were held Tuesday in Greenville with Rev. G. D. Letner officiating, and interment was a Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 2, 1869 at Arcanum, Darke County, OH. No parents were listed. His occupation was listed as Foreman NYC Lines.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 11, 1945

Pfc. E. L. Burk Killed In Italy In Jan., 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burk, route four, three miles southwest of Union City, have received a War Department telegram informing them that their son, Pfc. Edward L. Burk, age 22, has been killed in action in Italy on January 31, 1944. He was previously listed as missing on that date. The telegram stated that a letter would follow.

Pfc. Burk entered the service in September, 1942, and received his training at Ft. Knox and Camp Campbell, Ky. He arrived overseas early in 1943. In the fighting in Tunisia he was seriously wounded, and was hospitalized for 12 weeks.

He was graduated from the Wayne high school in 1941, and was employed at the Union City Backstay Welt Co. prior to his induction.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Nellie Roberson, 80, widow of the late Andrew Roberson, of Arcanum, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a paralytic stroke she had suffered two weeks ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Johnson, of Lima, and Mrs. R. B. Harris, Arcanum; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Longnecker, and Mrs. Lulu Long, both of Arcanum, and one brother, Edward Corzatt, of Dayton.

Services were held Tuesday at Arcanum with Rev. Clyde Jones officiating. Burial was at Ithaca.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

A Darke county native, Mrs. William Grewe, 65, of Kettlersville, near New Bremen, died Sunday at St. Mary's hospital in Lima following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Grewe was born and reared near Woodington, and has several immediate relatives in Greenville. They include two brothers, Gerald and Fred Shafer, and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Hittle and Mrs. G. C. Young, all of Greenville. She also leaves her husband; three children; one other brother, Charles Shafer, of Cincinnati, and another sister, Mrs. Cora Curtner, Dayton.

Services will be held Wednesday at Emanuel Lutheran church at Kettlersville. Burial will be at New Knoxville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Former Resident Dies Wednesday.

Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon at the Union City cemetery for Mrs. Nora M. Hoover, age 70, who died Wednesday evening in Detroit. Rev. E. E. Kaufman will officiate.

She was the former Miss Nora Purcell who lived here several years ago. The body will arrive at the Fraze funeral home Sunday morning.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Six-Month Old Infant Succumbs Thursday.

Death claimed David Harvey Runyon, the six-month old son of Wilber and Mary Toney-Runyon, Union City, route three, at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the residence following a five-day illness from whooping cough. He was born at the Winchester hospital on October 28, 1944

Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Nora, Annamae, Marian and Ruth; two brothers, Charles and Michael; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Toney, Richmond, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Runyon, also of Richmond.

The body is at the Fraze funeral home where services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery, west of Lynn.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Romina F. Sipe Dies At Home In Madison, Wisc.

Mrs. Romina Fields Sipe, 88, died at her home in Madison, Wisc., early Wednesday morning. She was the widow of Sam Sipe who was born in Randolph county and lived in Gas City for several years.

Surviving are five sons, Charles of Lake Charles, La., Dr. Virgil Sipe and Ed Sipe, both of Madison, Wisc., Fred of Niles, Mich., and Harry of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, E. L. Fields of Shreveport, La., and Mack Fields of Peru.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home Thursday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at the Saratoga United Brethren church Saturday afternoon at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Carrie Lewis Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Carrie Lewis, 70, wife of George Lewis, passed away Tuesday evening at the Randolph County hospital after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband she leaves one sister, Mrs. William Jones of Portland.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparation where friends may call after 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Arthur S. Truex. Interment will be in Lawndale cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Lorain Harshbarger, 68, the father of nine children, died Monday at his home in Bradford following a short illness.

Besides the children, he is survived by his wife, Mary.

Services were held at West Milton Thursday. Burial was in Riverside cemetery, West Milton.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vandewather, Greenville, have received word that their grandson, Pfc. Ralph I. Mote, Jr., previously reported missing in action in Belgium last December 22, was killed on that date.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Sarah Boltz Dies At Home Of Daughter.

Sarah Jane Boltz, 83, widow of John Boltz, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth McCoy of Short street at 8:30 p. m. Thursday following an illness of 18 months.

She is survived by three daughters one son and one sister, Mrs. Addie Overman of Kokomo, Mrs. Rolland Brooks of Winchester and Mrs. McCoy, Ben Boltz of Brooklyn, New York, and Mrs. Mary Sample of Richmond; also thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and friends may call after 4 p. m. Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the funeral home with Reverend Leo McKinley officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

John D. Lindley Dies Following Long Illness.

John D. Lindley, 62, of College Corner, Ohio, and a former Randolph county resident died Thursday, 4:30 p. m. at the Jay County hospital. Death was due to complications and followed a lingering illness.

Mr. Lindley was born June 14, 1882 in Randolph county and was the son of Zenas and Elizabeth Atkinson-Lindley. He married Mellie S. Rickner September 4, 1906 who survives him.

He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Charles Lindley, Camp Grove, Ill.; Frank Lindley, Westbrook, Minn.; Oscar Lindley, Whiting, Ind.; Mrs. William Harshman, Pike township, Jay county and Mrs. Pearl Hall of Portland. One sister and four brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Williamson funeral home in Portland with Rev. H. G. Carey officiating. Burial will be in the Boundary cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Ray Sheppard Dies At Home Near Huntsville.

Ray Sheppard, 62, died Wednesday afternoon at his home east of Huntsville.

He is survived by the widow, Bessie; three sons, Noble in the U. S. army in Germany, Charles at Camp Atterbury, and Richard at home; three step-children, Mrs. Hazel Wickersham of Carlos, Mrs. Ruby Howell of Farmland, and Harry Hardwick of Fountain City; one brother, Glenn Sheppard of Modoc; and one sister, May Sheppard of Modoc.

The body will be returned to the home from the Reynard funeral home in Modoc Thursday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Modoc Methodist church with Rev. Clarence Kerlin officiating. Burial will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Roberts Youth Dies Wednesday At Hospital.

David Leon Roberts, four years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Roberts of 404 South West street, Winchester, died Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCollum and Mrs. Nora Roberts, and one brother, Ronald, all of Winchester.

The body was take to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and will be removed to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCollum, 229 West Will street, where friends may call after 6 o'clock Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene in charge of Rev. N. B. Herrell. Interment will be in the White River cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Reva Martz, 48, Dies Following Heart Attack.

Mrs. Reva Martz, 48, died Wednesday night at 10:15 o'clock at a hospital in Columbus, O., due to a heart attack.

She was born in Randolph county Jan 29, 1897, the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Heaston) Coats, and had been a life-long resident of Randolph county and Winchester. At one time she had been employed by the Peoples Loan and Trust company for 13 years and also by the Security Guaranty company. She was a member of the Friends church and the Quaker Girls class.

Surviving are the husband, Emil; one foster daughter, Jowanda; the mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coats, one sister, Mrs. Fred Tucker; and a brother, Roger Coats, all of Winchester; two other brothers, Robert of Middleport, O., and Fred of Muncie.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martz will be held at the Friends church with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating and Rev. Sayers of Muncie assisting. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where friends may call after 7 p. m. Thursday.

The casket will be removed to the church an hour before the funeral services where the body will lie in state. At the beginning of the services, the casket will be closed.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Sarah Magee Dies Wednesday In Winchester.

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Magee, widow of Charles E. Magee, a union soldier who fought in the Civil war, died at the age of 97 years at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Clevenger, 514 West Franklin street Winchester, Wednesday night.

Mrs. Magee was thought to be the oldest woman resident of Winchester, and to have been born in Winchester near the site of the old Culver glove factory on North East street. Her schooling consisted of attendance at the old Seminary building in the west part of the city. At that time John Cooper was principal of the school.

Her husband, whom she married shortly after the Civil war, established the Magee hardware company previous to 1872 and built the Magee block which now houses the Magee hardware store, owned and operated by Stan Harvey and Ralph Fisher, and Neuman's clothing store.

Her husband, a son, Harry, one brother, Will Edger, and a sister, Nancy Edger, all preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Magee was a member of the Presbyterian church, Rebekah lodge and the Magazine club.

She was taken to the Clevenger home on Feb. 3 from the Randolph County hospital where she had been a patient for approximately five years.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Isabella C. Linn, 87, formerly of Greenville but for the past 50 years a resident of Columbus, died there Monday after an illness of several weeks.

Surviving Mrs. Linn are four sons, William J. and Ernest L. Linn of Columbus, George W., of Sidney, and Edward R. Linn, Baton Rouge, La.; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; a bother, Thomas Radabaugh, West Milton, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Houser, of Columbus.

Services were held Thursday at Columbus and interment was in Union cemetery in that city.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Russell Hank, 46, Died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack he suffered two weeks ago. A Greenville native, Mr. Hank was formerly engaged in the barbering business, but had operated the Wayne Sales company there for several years.

Immediate survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Versal Seman, Greenville; three grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard, of Dayton, and Pfc. Charles Hank, who is stationed in Burma, and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Marshall, Dayton. His wife died eight months ago.

Services were held in Greenville Friday with Rev. E. Harold Kettner officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 13, 1945

Darke County Death.

Cpl. Donald Kincaid, 21-year-old Arcanum Marine, was killed in action during the conquest of Iwo Jima, according to word received by his father, Frank Kincaid. The father, who now operates a restaurant in Arcanum, formerly lived in Greenville.

Cpl. Kincaid enlisted in the Marines in Sept. 1942 and with the Fourth Marine Division had participated in several campaigns in the southwest Pacific.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Jacob Brehm, 75, a retired Twin township farmer, died very unexpectedly Wednesday at his residence in Arcanum from the effects of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha; three sons, Hershel and Wilbur, both of Arcanum, rural route, and Homer, of Arcanum; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Davidson, also of Arcanum, 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, David Brehm, of Miamisburg, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Arcanum.

Services were held Friday at Arcanum U. B. church with Rev. Clyde Jones and Rev. G. W. Duckwall officiating. Burial was at Castine.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

Joseph Fourman, 73-year-old Pitsburg resident, died Wednesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where he had recently undergone an operation. Death was attributed to heart failure.

He leaves a wife, Rosella; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ditmer and Mrs. Clara Fasick, both of Arcanum, rural route; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Pitsburg Monday, and burial was at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Martha Hacker, 61, died suddenly Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Fox, Bradford, rural route, following a two-month illness.

She leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Pearl Henderson, Covington, and two sons, Harvey Leonard, of Laura, rural route, and Herbert Leonard, of near Bradford.

Services were held Sunday at the Pleasant Hill Brethren church, and burial was there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

James Horner, 91, an active tobacco buyer in Darke county for over a half-century, was found dead Thursday in a bedroom at his home in Gettysburg. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, which he evidently had suffered shortly after partaking of his noon-day meal. Horner was the oldest resident of Gettysburg, where for a number of years he operated a tobacco warehouse.

His only immediate survivors are a son, Odd Horner, with whom he lived; two grandchildren, Herbert Horner, of San Diego, Cal., and Marge Horner, Gettysburg, and one great-grandchild.

Services were held Sunday, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Pfc. E. Caupp Dies In Action On Nazi Front.

Another tragic message was delivered to the Union City community in the form of a War Department telegram to Daniel N. Caupp, 218 South Howard street, stating that his son, Pfc. Eugene Caupp, age 21, was killed in action in Germany on March 30. It said a confirming letter would follow. Pfc. Caupp was very prominent and a life-long resident in Union City.

He volunteered for the service on Jan. 1, 1942, and received his basic training in the coast artillery at Venice, California for 10 days and again to the University of Oregon where he took his basic engineering in the A. B. T. P. program. In May, 1944 he was graduated with a degree, at which time he received a furlough.

After his 17-day leave Pfc. Caupp was trained for overseas duty at Camp Cook, Calif., as an assistant driver and radio operator in the heavy artillery. He left for overseas duty from New York State in October, 1944, and arrived in England. Pfc. Caupp saw action in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. His last letter was received over two months ago from Luxembourg.

He was born at the Union City hospital on September 3, 1923, the son of Daniel and Nettie Sites-Caupp. A graduate of the West Side high school in 1941, he was very active in school having participated in basketball, as a class officer and on the student council.

Pfc. Caupp was a member of the Christian church and prior to his enlistment worked at Bailey Products corporation and Richey Machine and Tool company, both in this city.

He leaves besides his father, two brothers, Paul S. and Dale C., both of Union City, and one nephew, Kelly Caupp.

His death makes two member from the class of 1941 at the West Side high school to have given their life for their country. Sgt. John K. Malone was killed in Italy several months ago.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Word Received Pfc. Townsend Dies Of Wounds.

A War Department telegram has informed Mrs. Edith Townsend, 630 West Oak street, Union City, that her son, Pfc. Verl F. Townsend, age 20, died April 2 from wounds received in action in Germany on March 26.

He was wounded in the hips, and his mother had received the Purple Heart Medal on April 9 with a note from her son saying that he was doing fine. The telegram said further information would follow in a letter. Pfc. Townsend was inducted into the service on December 4, 1943, at which time he received his basic training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Later he was stationed at Jackson, Miss., and Texarkana, in Texas and Arkansas. From there Townsend saw action in France and also Germany with the Seventh Infantry company.

On August 8, 1915 in Greenville Pfc. Townsend was born, the son of Burrel and Edith Linting-Townsend. He attended the Greenville school, and was a member of the Piqua Baptist church. He moved with his family to Union City in 1936, and was married to the former Miss Thetia McKinley of Winchester, who also lives on West Oak street. Prior to his enlistment he was an employe of the Union City Body company.

Surviving besides his mother and wife are a son, Buddy Lee, four years old; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Anderson and Mrs. Mildred Heitzmann, both at home, and the maternal grandfather, Harry Linting, of Piqua. Preceding him in death were his father Burrel, and a sister, Opal June.

[Mrs. Thetia Townsend is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Willis of Winchester.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 17, 1945

H. C. Slick Dies Sunday At Home In Lynn.

H. C. (Chalk) Slick age 58, passed away at his home in Lynn at 7 o'clock Sunday evening after an illness of several months.

He is survived by the widow, Bertha; two sons, Major C. R. Slick, stationed in France, and Chauncey W. of near Hollansburg, Ohio; two granddaughters; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Slick of Hollansburg, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Echo Hollingsworth of near Lynn, Mrs. Helen Rafferty of Indianapolis, Mrs. George Brodt of Hamilton, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Mills of Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hollansburg, O., Christian church in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after 4 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Corporal Robert Reno Killed In Germany On Easter Sunday.

Corporal Robert Reno of Winchester paid the supreme sacrifice for a county at war when he gave his life for his country April 1, Easter Sunday morning, in Germany, a war department telegram informed his family Saturday morning.

Cpl. Reno, a member of the 71st Infantry division, entered the armed forces in December of 1942. His basic military training was received at Fort Barrancas, Fla. From there he was sent to Birmingham, Ala., where he acted as a military policeman for several months. He was then sent to Camp Siebert, Ala., Ft. McClellan, Ala., and was stationed at Fort Benning, [?] before being sent overseas in January of 1944.

On August 21, 1943 Cpl. Reno was married to Alberta Garman of Coldwater, O.

Cpl. Reno was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church. He was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1939 and was employed at the Overmyer Mould company in Winchester previous to his induction into the service.

He is survived by the wife, a nine-month-old son, Robert Eugene; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Reno-Middleton of Ridgeville; a brother, S-Sgt. Harry E. Reno, Jr., of Camp Atterbury; his father, Harry E. Reno, Sr., of Muncie; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Esta Davidson of Winchester; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reno; and several aunts and uncles.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 17, 1945

Word Is Received Of Uncles Death.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Byrum, 1308 West Oak street, Union City, have received word that their uncle, J. O. Clough, 79, from Auburn, Washington, died April 9. He was born near North Salem, Indiana, and lived there for many years.

Later he moved to Grawn, Michigan, where he was married and raised his family on a farm.

He leaves one daughter, Alta; and four sons, Allan, Francis, Floyd and Marvin. Mr. Clough had many friends in this community.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

James H. Miller, 64, a retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at his home in New Madison following a two-year illness.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia; five sons, Harry and James, both of Lewisburg; Marvin, of Eaton; Richard, who serves in the armed forces in Germany, and Curtis, who is stationed at an army camp at Seattle, Washington, and three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Cullers, of Eaton; Mrs. Julia Iler, of Middletown, and Mrs. Elsie Miller, Lewisburg.

Services were held at the New Madison U. B. church. [No burial site given.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

Alice La Neve Doss, 7-year-old daughter of Mrs. Pauline Doss, 619 Walnut street, Greenville, died very unexpectedly Monday at Wayne hospital there where she was surgery patient. Death was attributed to heart failure.

Besides the mother, she leaves two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Doss, Greenville;

Services were held there Wednesday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

Services were held Thursday in Greenville for Orville Shumaker, 57, who died Monday at his late home, two miles southeast of Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz officiated, and burial was at Castine.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie; two sons, Leon, of West Manchester, route one, and Cpl. Glen Shumaker, who is stationed at the Smyrna air base at Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Treva Supinger, at home; two step-sons, Coxswain George Menter, who serves with the navy in the southwest Pacific, and Pvt. Robert Menger, of Camp Atterbury, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Catherine Sleppy, of Arcanum, route one, and Miss Henrietta Menger, at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

Robert T. Anderson, 67-year-old Greenville attorney and an active figure in real estate transactions in Greenville for many years, died Monday at Wayne hospital there following a three-month illness from heart trouble.

Mr. Anderson had spent the major part of his life in that city, but for a period of 14 years he was associated in the exporting business in the Philippine Islands and in New York City with a brother, Major William Anderson.

He was a member of one of Greenville's most prominent families. His father, the late Atty. Charles M. Anderson, was for years a leading figure at the Darke county bar and at one time represented the fourth Ohio District in U. S. Congress.

After graduating from the Greenville schools, he attended the University of Michigan and University of Virginia. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a member of both the Darke County Bar Association and the Elks lodge there.

Outside of his brother, he has no immediate survivors. Services were held there Thursday with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 19, 1945

Grandson Of Local Resident Killed On Iwo.

Mrs. J. Jones, 468 East Elm street, Winchester, has received word that her grandson, Sgt. Donald E. Kasemodel of Milwaukee, Wis., has been reported killed in action on Iwo Jima March 12.

She states that a letter dated March 15 has been received which leaves a hope that he might still be alive.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 20, 1945

J. Wickersham Dies Thursday At Farm Home.

Joseph Wickersham, age 91, died at his residence, near the Jackson, Ohio school building, at 5 p. m. Thursday following a two months illness from complications. A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he had lived at his present home for the past 30 years.

He was born in Randolph county near Lisbon on November 15, 1853, the son of Ashton and Elizabeth Creviston-Wickersham and attended the school near his home. Mr. Wickersham as married to Almeda Hosapple, who survives him, and was a prosperous farmer all of his life. He attended the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

Besides his wife, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Albert Brooks, near Union City; eight grandchildren, two of whom are in the service; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Kreider, Union City, and one brother, John Wickersham, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Monday at the Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brooks residence with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery, northeast of this city.

The body is at the Brooks funeral home, and will be returned to the Albert Brooks residence after Saturday evening, at which time friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 20, 1945

Darke County Death,

Jesse S. Troxell, 67, a prominent Darke county tobacco buyer and member of the board of trustees in Twin township, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a two-month illness. He operated a farm three miles south of Arcanum.

His only immediate survivors are a sister, Mrs. Della Bechtol, also of Arcanum, rural route, and several nephews and nieces.

Services were held Friday and burial was there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Dora Albright, 84, died Tuesday at the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Levi Bristley, in Arcanum, following a short illness. Mrs. Albright lived alone, and was removed to the neighbor's home when her health failed.

Her only immediate survivor is a nephew, Edwin Emrick, who lives in Indianapolis.

Services were held Thursday in Arcanum with Rev. Clyde Jones in charge. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Cpl. George Nevin Curme, 22, of Petroleum, Ind., formerly of Lightsville, has been reported killed in action in Germany on March 29. He was working at the William Rodeheffer garage in Lightsville prior to his induction and was called to service by Darke county draft boards. He left in October 1942, and had been overseas since December, 1943. He was wounded in action last October.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 21, 1945

Howard Canada Of U. S. Navy Killed In Action.

Mrs. Alice Rosalie Canada, route two, Winchester, received a navy department telegram Friday morning, informing her that her husband, Howard Everett Canada, age 24, chief fire controlman, U. S. navy, had been killed in action. It stated that if further details were received she would be informed.

CFC Canada joined the navy in 1938. His only leave in his first four years of service was in October of 1941 after which he left immediately for active duty in the southwest Pacific. He returned to the state in January of 1944. He then went to advanced fire control school, Washington, D. C., and was graduated in June of 1944. His last leave was in January of 1945.

On Jan. 15, 1944 he was united in marriage to Miss Alice Harper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harper of near Winchester.

Surviving are the wife, and a daughter, Rosalie Diane, three months old; five brothers, Lee, Murl and Clarence, all of Winchester, Harold of East St. Louis, Ill., and Oliver of Mukwanago, Wisc.; one sister, Irene of San Luis Obispo, Cal.; several aunts and uncles; five nieces and three nephews. His parents, Marian and Elizabeth (Brown) Canada, both preceded him in death. Three brothers also are deceased.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Frederick L. Singer, 73, a well-known retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday at his residence in Ansonia following a lingering illness.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Rachel; one son, Henry, of Ansonia, and three daughters, Mrs. Karl Grossman and Miss Edna Singer, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Zola Pelle, Dayton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There are also two brothers, August Singer, Rossburg, and Albert Singer, Middletown, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Geran and Mrs. Marie Lloyd, both of Middletown.

Services were held Friday at the residence with Rev. Harold Kettner officiating, and burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Frederick Lewis Singer was born Dec. 2, 1871 at Middletown, OH, the son of John Henry Singer (b. Germany) and Katharine Dinger (b. Cincinnati). His wife, Rachel Lucendia (Peters), b. Ansonia, followed him in death Jan. 3. 1948.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Clara M. Rhoades, Greenville, was notified by the War Department Thursday that her husband, First Lt. Eugene F. Rhoades, 27, had been killed in action in Germany on April 6. Lt. Rhoades, a former teacher in the public schools of Greenville township, entered military service on June 11, 1941 and spent 17 months in Puerto Rico and Trinidad before being sent overseas in January. He was a graduate of Versailles high school and Miami University, completing his university course in 1938.

Besides his wife, he leaves a two-month-old son, Robert Eugene, whom he has never seen; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rhoades of North Star; a sister, Ester Mae, and two brothers, Staff Sgt. Leonard Rhoades, who is at Wright Field, Dayton, and Cpl Lewis Rhoades, somewhere in England.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Services Held Today For Mrs. M. Marker.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. today in Greenville for Mrs. Minnie Marker, 72, who died Sunday morning at her residence, 600 Central avenue, Greenville, following a short illness. Rev Ray Shank officiated, and burial was in Newcomer's cemetery.

Immediate survivors include five sons, Omer, Walter and William Marker, all of Greenville; Harvey of Union City and James, who serves with the U. S. air force in England; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Wehr, Greenville, and Mrs. Sylvia Taylor, Cleveland; six grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Kreider, of Red River; Willis Kreider, Greenville rural route, and David Kreider, Bradford rural route and four sisters, Mrs. Alice Williams who lives in Canada; Mrs. Alma Strand and Miss Sarah Kreider, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Altha Shuff, of Painter Creek.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Grandson Dies Of Wounds On Iwo Jima.

Word was received Monday by Dave Powell, Union City, route two, that his grandson, Keith LeDoyte Viles, a Navy hospital corpsman, had died from wounds suffered in action on Iwo Jima. He was serving with the Marines, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Viles, East Highlands, California.

His mother, Esther Massey Viles, was a former resident of Union City. He was born at the local hospital and lived here until the age of six.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Dayton Carey Dies Following Heart Attack.

Dayton T. (Doc) Carey, 66, died suddenly Sunday morning following a heart attack at the home of his nephew, Stephen Hobson, near New Pittsburg. Mr. Carey had made his home with his nephew for the past 12 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Huldah Andrew of Pasadena, Tex., and Mrs. Audrea Griffin of near Marion; two sons, Culver Carey of Whitacre, Cal., and Lt. Elias Carey of the naval air base in Oakland, Cal.; two brothers, William and Charles, both of Marion; four sisters, Mrs. Rachel Bogue and Mrs. Rose Davis, both of Marion, Mrs. Alma Patterson of California, and Mrs. Emma Jennings of Tacoma, Wash.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparations and where it will remain until Tuesday afternoon at which time it will be removed to the home of Mrs. Griffin, near Marion.

Funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival of the sons in California.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Former Resident Dies In Arkansas; Services Here.

The body of Miss Mamie Harter, a former resident of Winchester, was brought to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Sunday night from Fayetteville, Ark., accompanied by a sister, Mrs. L. G. Meier, who is also a former resident of Winchester.

Miss Harter died Friday at the Fayetteville hospital.

Surviving besides the sister is a niece, Mrs. Carl Winbigler, of Winchester.

Funeral services for Miss Harter were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Darke County Death.

Henry Myers, 78, a well-known Twin township farmer, died Thursday at his home in Gordon after a 10-day illness.

He leaves his wife, Caroline; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Moore, of Verona; four sons, John, of Greenville, and Clifford, Ralph and Raphael, all of Arcanum, rural route; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, George Myers, of Gordon, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Thompson, of Arcanum, rural route.

Services were held Sunday at Pitsburg, with Rev. William Fritz in charge and burial was in the Mote cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

William E. Wright, 71, a well-known Stelvideo resident, died Friday at his home there following a lingering illness. He had spent the major part of his life in the neighboring town, and had been a song leader at the Stelvideo Christian church for several years.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Nettie; one son, Clyde, of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Farmer, of Bellefontaine; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Lynn, of Warren, O.

Services were held Monday at the late residence and also at the Stelvideo church with Rev. V. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial was in the Coppess cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Daisy B. James Found Dead At Ridgeville Home.

Daisy Belle James, 66, was found dead at her home, 102 North Sheridan street, Ridgeville, by her granddaughter, Modjeska Hollowell, at 10 o'clock this morning.

She was a member of the Bear Creek Friends church and had lived in Ridgeville about three years. She is the widow of Roy D. James, who preceded her in death five years ago. Prior to his death they resided on a farm near Ridgeville.

She leaves two sons, Frank of south of Ridgeville, and Basil of Albany; six grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and one sister, Ada Bales of Ridgeville.

The body was removed to the Jones Funeral home in Redkey for burial preparation and will be returned to the home, 103 North Sheridan street, where friends may call.

Services will be held at the Hopewell church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 24, 1945

Death Claims Roy Jobes; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Roy Jobes, 71, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital Sunday morning at 5:15 o'clock after a lingering illness, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Summers mortuary with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge. A short service will be held at the Fountain Park cemetery in charge of the Masonic order.

Mr. Jobes was a life-long resident of Randolph county and a well known painter and decorator in Winchester. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.

Besides the widow, Addie, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Paul Stoker of Winchester and Mrs. Robert C. Davis of Union City; two sisters, Miss Alma Jobes and Mrs. Grace Bowen, both of Muskegon, Mich.; one brother, Fred, of Muncie; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and has been returned to the residence, 400 Thompson street, Winchester, where friends may call at any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 25, 1945

U. C. Resident James Clawson Dies Tuesday.

James Lawrence Clawson, age 52, passed away Tuesday afternoon at his residence, 750 North Union street, Union City, following a heart attack. He had lived in Indiana for the past six years, having resided in Ohio the rest of his life.

He was born in Darke county on October 30, 1892, the son of Elihu and Alman Bell-Clawson, and was married to Carrie F. John in Kentucky in 1909. Mr. Clawson was a farmer until his retirement some years ago, and was a member of the Woodington Christian church.

Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Harold Wentworth, Ansonia, and Mrs. John Carpenter, Hamilton, Ohio; one son, Chalmer K. Clawson, Union City; and four grandchildren, Carolyn Sue and Connie Lou Wentworth, Ansonia, and John Robert and James Keith Carpenter, Hamilton.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

The body is at the Brooks funeral home and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after Thursday noon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Samuel C. Elston, 93, died very unexpectedly Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nora Clapp, one and one-half miles east of Lightsville, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Besides the one daughter, she leaves two sons, Benjamin Elston, Versailles, route three, and Frank Elston, of Eaton Rapids, Mich. He also leaves 17 grandchildren.

Services were held in Greenville Tuesday with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was at Nashville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Samuel Cole Elston was born Nov. 21, 1851 in Darke Co., OH, the son of George Elston (b. Darke Co.) and Elizabeth Cole. He was widowed but his wife was Sidney Michael-Elston.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 1945

John H. Strait Dies Suddenly At Farm Home.

Death Claimed John Henry Strait, 58, northeast of Union City on Ansonia, route one, at 6 p. m. Wednesday at his farm residence following a stroke of apoplexy he suffered a few hours earlier.

A lifelong resident of Ohio, he was born on July 19, 1877 in Darke county, the son of Henry and Rebecca Bailey-Strait, and attended the Darke county Cottonwood school. He was married to Emma Wilson who preceded him in death, and then to Delpha Shaffer, who survives him. Mr. Strait had been a farmer all his life, and was a member of the Teegarden Congregational Christian church.

He leaves, besides his wife, seven sons, Cleo, Springfield, O.; Clarence, Lynn; Orville, Rossburg; Forrest, Ansonia; John, Jr., Greenville, route four; Leroy, Troy, and Calvin, of the navy and stationed in the South Pacific area; and three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Overholzer, Greenville; Mrs. Esther Cruze, Ansonia; and Mrs. Opal Bradburn, Winchester.

Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Fannie Murphy, Greenville; Five step-children; 33 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, and burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 1945

Pfc. J. A. Parent Killed In Action.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Parent, 234 West Division street, Union City, were notified Wednesday in the form of a War Department telegram that their son, Pfc. James A. Parent, age 20, of the U. S. Marine Corps, was killed in action on April 12 in the Pacific area.

The telegram further stated that a letter would follow as to the burial arrangements and other details.

A very prominent youth in this city, he entered the service at Indianapolis on August 31, 1943, receiving his boot training at San Diego. A seagoing marine, he had been overseas for 16 months, with the exception of a short leave he received in February. At that time he visited in Union City for four days. Pfc Parent had been decorated for six major actions in the Pacific area.

He was born on April 30, 1925 in Union City, and was the son of Ralph and Mina Reitenour-Parent. A graduate of the West Side high school in 1943, he had also attended Ohio State University for one semester. He attended the First Christian church in Union City.

He leaves, besides his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Harris, Division street, Union City, and Miss Ann Parent, at home; one brother, John Parent, also at home, and the Paternal grandmother, Mrs. Molly Parent, Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Moses K. DeHoff, 83, died Monday at the farm home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Halladay, three miles north of Coletown, after a one-week illness from heart trouble.

He leaves his wife, Minerva Ann; two other daughters, Mrs. Jonas Royer and Mrs. Clarence Lennen, both of Greenville; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating, and interment was in the Manuel cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Moses Keim DeHoff was born Sept. 26, 1861 in Stark Co., OH, the son of Anthony DeHoff and Barbara Metz (b. Germany).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Cornelius Fred Beemer, 74, a retired blacksmith, died Monday at the Darke county infirmary after a lingering illness. He was admitted to the infirmary on March 20 from Versailles where he had resided for the last seven years.

Surviving are one son, Harry of Fairfield, O., and a brother, Clark Beemer, of Rossburg.

Services were held Wednesday at the Brock Christian church with burial being made in the old Brock west cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 26, 1945

Elizabeth Keener Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Elizabeth Jane Keener, age 82, of Farmland died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock. She is the widow of James Keener and leaves one brother, George Holloway of Bluffton, Ind.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home for burial preparation where services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 27, 1945

Robert O'Connor Succumbs Today At Harrisville.

Robert Andrew O'Connor, a 67-year-old Harrisville blacksmith, died at 1 a. m. today at his residence there following a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered Sunday. He had been ill for the past two years.

A resident of Indiana for 51 years, he was born on June 16, 1878 at Waynesville, Ohio, the son of William and Ellen Collier-O'Connor. He attended the Waynesville school and was married to Miss Minnie Young at Ridgeville on November 5, 1897.

Surviving, besides the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Garver, Union City; Mrs. Martha Bishop, Portland, and Mrs. Lucille Runkle, Harrisville, and one grandson, Leon Bishop, Portland.

The body is at the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call anytime after Sunday noon.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a. m. Monday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Sgt. Kenneth Detrick, 22, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Detrick, Gettysburg, died in Germany on April 13 from wounds sustained three days earlier, according to the word received by his parents. Sgt. Detrick had been in the armed forces over two years, and had served overseas since October 1. He graduated from Versailles high school in 1940.

Besides the parents he leaves a wife, Miriam Shank-Detrick, who lives with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Ray Shank, at Covington; four brothers and five sisters.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Machinist's Mate William M. Wilson, 22, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wilson, Greenville route three, lost his life in the Pacific, according to the telegram received by his parents who did not disclose other details, Wilson entered the navy in September, 1942, and until last November had served with the Atlantic fleet. He as a member of the 1940 Greenville high school graduating class.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Florence, who is living in Detroit, Mich.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 28, 1945

Mrs. Angeline Ely, 86, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Bell, in Beamsville, from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall four weeks ago. The injuries included a fractured hip. She leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Walter Stewart, also of Beamsville, and three brothers, Labor Warvel, Versailles, route two; Allen A. Warvel, Greenville, route four, and Leonard Warvel, Versailles.

Services will be held Sunday at the Beamsville church with Rev. W. E. Souders and Rev. Alva J. Swarner officiating, and burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary Angeline Ely was born Dec. 18, 1858 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Daniel Warvel (b. Rockingham Co., Va.) and Sarah Powell. Her deceased husband was Abraham Ely.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 28, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Malisea Utz, 76, whose death occurred Wednesday at her farm home one-half mile north of West Manchester, were held Friday in that city, and burial was in Ithaca cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Keisler, of Eldorado, and Mrs. Charles Dalrymple, New Madison.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 30, 1945

Lifelong Resident Calvin L. Russ Succumbs Today.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Calvin Luther Russ, age 73, died at 7:30 a. m. today at his residence, corner of Sycamore and Elm streets, following two weeks serious illness. He was a prominent farmer and followed that occupation until he lost his right leg in a tractor accident four years ago.

On February 18, 1872 he was born in Jackson township. Darke county, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Sipple-Russ. He attended the old Tobin school, and was married to Dora Lorton on March 28, 1895. Mr. Russ was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Russ celebrated their fiftieth anniversary in March.

Surviving besides the wife, are a son, Cloyd Russ, Union City; three grandchildren; two brothers, John Russ, this city, and George Russ, Ansonia, rural route; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schwab, also this city, and Mrs. Belle Weiss, near North Salem, and one uncle, Bert Sipple, Greenville.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

[Services were held on Wednesday at the Brooks funeral home. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiated and burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 30, 1945

Mrs. Lon Wyan Dies At Springfield, O.

Mrs. Lon Wyan, age 55, a former resident of Union City, died Saturday evening at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Star, Springfield, Ohio. She had been in ill health for the past two years.

The Wyans had lived in this city for 30 years where Mr. Wyan was an employe of Brierly's bakery, and they moved to Springfield 10 years ago.

Surviving besides the husband and daughter, is a son, Kenneth, who lives in California, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (EWT) Tuesday at Bradford, Ohio, and graveside services will be held at the Union City cemetery, pending the arrival of the body in this city.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 30, 1945

Lydia Whitesel Dies Saturday At Residence.

Mrs. Lydia Ann Whitesel, 84, passed away at her residence, 830 West Oak street, Union City, Saturday evening following a three year illness of senility, having been seriously ill for the past five days.

She was born in Germantown, Ohio, on November 1, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Limbert and has been a resident of this community since childhood. She attended a school near Saratoga and was married to Perry Whitesel at Saratoga on April 5, 1881. Her husband preceded her in death in 1928. Mrs. Whitesel was a member of the First Christian church in Union City.

She leaves three sons, Charles Whitesel, Union City; R. E. Whitesel, Minneapolis, Minn.; and J. C. Whitesel, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Alice Weaner, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a brother, Franklin Limbert, Muncie; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Iva Mangas died in 1920, and a son, J. Elmer Whitesel, passed away in 1941.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the First Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating, and burial will be in the city cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call any time.

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