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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 1, 1945

Death Claims Volney Miller At Delaware.

A former resident of Union City, Volney Miller, age 84, was claimed by death Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Fern) Miller, at Delaware, Ohio.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, he was an undertaker in this city, and was an employe of the Harrison company on West Oak street for 40 years. Mr. Miller moved to Delaware five years ago, and has no other immediate survivors. He was a member of the Methodist church in this city.

His body has been removed to the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 1, 1945

Death Claims Fanny Bond; Rites Today.

Fannie Rosetta Bond, 86, died Sunday night at the home of her son, Raymond Bond, in Fort Wayne.

Besides Mr. Bond she leaves two grandchildren; three brothers, R. R. Wright of Fortville, Ohio, Ottie Wright of Lynn, and N. U. Wright of Muncie; and one sister, Mrs. D. L. Hunt of near Farmland.

Services were held at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. F. P. Chant. Interment was in Cedar cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Robert Carson Found Dead At Farm Home.

Robert Carson, age 77, was found dead in the barnyard of his farm home, two miles northwest of Union City, Tuesday, by two Brierly bakery truck drivers, Hershel Horn and Cornelius Smith. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage by Dr. Lowell Painter, Randolph county coroner, who investigated further stated that he had been dead for several hours. Mr. Carson had lived alone for many years.

He was born in Cincinnati on February 14, 1868, the son of James and Margaret Carson, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church of this city Mr. Carson had been a farmer all his life, having lived for more than 50 years at his present residence.

The only survivors are several nieces and nephews, and funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a nephew from Illinois.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call any time after this evening.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 2, 1945

William Weiser Dies Sunday In Medina, Ohio.

William Harry Weiser, 76 years old, died at the home of his brother at Medina, Ohio, Sunday.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Napier of Lynn; two sons, Marion of Richmond and Raymond of Lynn; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two sisters Ms. Anna Miller of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Kate Coblentz of Huntsville, O.; two brothers, Robert and Frank, both of near Medina, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Weiser will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lynn Nazarene church with Rev. Walter Greek and Rev. Lester McFarland officiating. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Arno G. Teaford, 44, a clerk at the James hotel in Greenville for the last three years, died Monday at Wayne hospital after an extended illness.

He leaves his wife, Beulah Reece-Teaford, of Torrance, Cal.; two sons, Richard Teaford, who serves with the army overseas, and Jack, of Long Beach, Cal.; one brother, Reno Teaford, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Noah Wenrick, of Dayton.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home there and the remains were taken to Cincinnati Tuesday for cremation.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Marion Hotsenpillar, 45-year-old employe of the Ohio Telephone Service Co., Greenville, died suddenly in a doctor's office at Versailles from the effects of a heart attack. Employed by the phone company as a cableman's helper, Mr. Hotsenpiller was stricken suddenly ill while working on telephone lines in Versailles. He lived only a few minutes after being removed to the doctor's office.

He was a resident of Portland, Ind., where the body was removed for burial. Services were held Tuesday. Surviving are his widow and several other relatives, all residents of Portland and vicinity.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wedneesday, May 2, 1945

J. W. Chenoweth Dies At Home In Winchester.

Dr. John W. Chenoweth, 68, passed away at his home, 438 East Franklin, at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Dr. Chenoweth was a charter member of the Rotary club and trustee of the Friends church. He practiced optometry in Winchester for 41 years and retired in 1944.

He leaves the widow, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Kiracofe, of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Helen Thornhill of Winchester; four grandchildren, who a grandson, Sgt. W. C. Thornhill is now serving with Patton's Third army in Germany; one brother, James L. of near Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home, in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and where friends may call after 1 p. m. Wednesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Sgt. Myron (Pinky) Haworth, 22, Greenville, was killed action in Germany on April 17, according to word received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Haworth, and his wife, Betty, also Greenville. He was slightly wounded in action in December.

A member of the 1940 graduating class at Greenville high school, he was employed at Wright Field, Dayton, prior to his induction into the armed forces in October, 1942.

Besides his wife and parents, he leaves two brothers and a sister.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 3, 1945

Pvt. Donald L. Oliver Killed On April 14 in Philippine Islands.

Pvt. Donald L. Oliver, 18, the grandson of Mrs. Frank Dunn, North Plum street, Union City, was killed in action on April 14 on the Island of Cebu in the Philippines, according to a War Department telegram received yesterday by his mother, Mrs. Estella Oliver, Greenville.

A former Greenville high school student, he was inducted into the service barely seven months ago and was sent overseas in January.

Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters at home, and another sister, Mrs. Grant Jackson, also of Greenville. He leaves several relatives in Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 3, 1945

Olive Stevenson Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Olive Cain Stevenson, 68 years old, died at the Randolph County hospital at Winchester Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. She resided near Carlos.

Surviving are the husband, Elza D. Stevenson, one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Tegler of Marshall, Mo.; three sons, James of near Eaton, John of McKeesport, Pa., and Robert of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; three brothers, Harry Cain of Modoc, Frank and Joe, both of Economy; two sisters, Mrs. E. T. Jones of Richmond and Mrs. Bertha Haisley of New Castle.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home near Carlos Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg, assisted by Rev. C. A. James. Burial will be at Earlham cemetery in Richmond.

The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn and will be returned to the residence, where friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 4, 1945

Former Resident of Union City Dies In Richmond.

Isabelle (Riggs) Skidmore, 66, died Thursday evening at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond.

She had lived in the Union City community all her life until one and one-half years ago at which time she resided at the home of her brother, Phillmore Riggs, in Richmond.

She was born in Darke county on May 11, 1878, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Riggs and was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving besides the brother are one daughter, Mrs. J. B. Straughan, Arcanum, O.; one son, Maurice Stuck of Indianapolis and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Unser-Waltermann funeral home in Richmond with Rev. Howard J. Brown of the Central Methodist church, Richmond, officiating.

Interment will be in the Union City cemetery Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. R. D. Ditmyer in charge.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 4, 1945

Darke County Death.

Staff Sgt. Richard Miller, the son of Mrs. Georgia Miller, New Madison, was killed in action in Germany on April 17, just two days after the death of his father, James C. Miller, at New Madison. His mother was notified by the War Department. He enlisted in the army on September 7, 1940, and has been overseas with the First Army for more than two and a-half years.

Besides the mother, he is survived by three sisters Elsie, at home; Mrs. Evelyn Cullers, of Eaton, and Mrs. Julia Iler, Middletown, and three brothers, Harry and James, both of Lewisburg, and Pfc. Curtis Miller, who also serves with the army overseas.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 4, 1945

Former Lynn Resident Dies In California.

Word has been received of the death of Leander M. Platt, at his home in Los Angeles, Cal. Mr. Platt was a former resident of Lynn.

The body will arrive in Lynn at 5 p. m. Friday and will be taken to the Thomas funeral home where friends may call.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 7, 1945

Pvt. L. Larkin Dies In German Prison Camp.

Mrs. Minnie Thompson, 717 North Nineteenth street, Richmond, formerly of Winchester, has been notified by the war department that her son Pvt. Lee Larkin, 22 years old, died on Feb. 20 in a German prison camp resulting from tuberculosis. Mrs. Thompson had been previously notified that her son was reported missing in action on Dec. 17, 1944.

Pvt. Larkin entered the service in January, 1943, receiving his military training at Camp Hood, Tex., Camp Livingston, La., and several other camps in the United States. In September, 1944, he left the states for duty overseas and was assigned to the First Army.

Before entering the service Pvt. Larkin was employed at the Anchor Hocking glass factory in Winchester.

Besides the mother he is survived by two sisters, Anita and Bernice, both at home, and three brothers, Lynn of Richmond, Wesley at home, and Charles who recently entered the armed services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Oma McGill, 50, of Ithaca, died Thursday at a Dayton hospital following a lingering illness.

Services were held at Arcanum at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. O. S. Nickols officiating and burial was at Abbottsville.

Immediate survivors include a son, Tom, of Piqua; her mother, Mrs. Lodenna Hedricks, of Dayton; two brothers Harold and Guy Bruner, both of Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Campbell, of Jeffersonville, Ind.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Joseph Treon, 82-year-old Wayne township farmer, died Thursday at his home two and one-half miles southwest of Versailles, following a 10-day illness from influenza.

He leaves two sons, William of Versailles, and Joseph, Jr., of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Parin, Piqua; Mrs. Emma Marchal, of Russia, and Miss Mary Treon, at home, and 23 grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday at Versailles with Father Menge in charge. Burial was in St. Valbert cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 8, 1945

Fred V. Retter Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Fred V. Retter, 56, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 6 o'clock Monday evening. He was a resident of near Carlos.

He is survived by the widow, Flossie; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bales of near Carlos; three grandchildren; three brothers, Urbane of Lynn, Ernest and Otis C., both of near Carlos.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations, and will be returned to the residence near Carlos where friends may call after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

Services will be held at the Buena Vista church Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 8, 1945

Harry Briney Dies At Home In Greenville.

Harry Briney, 722 Central avenue, Greenville, Ohio, passed away at his home at 6:45 o'clock Monday evening. He had been ill since July, 1944.

He was born in Darke county, Ohio, January 31, 1871, te son of Adam Briney and Adaline Sebring-Briney, and had resided in Greenville for 32 years prior to his death. He was a member of the Christian church in Greenville, the Masonic lodge, Sportsman's club and Eastern Star. By occupation he was a salesman.

He is survived by the widow, Bessie Monroe-Briney; one son, Damond, of Texas; two brothers, J. C. Briney of Dayton, Ohio and William W. of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the Brook funeral home in Union City for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Tuesday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock E. S. T., at the residence, in charge of Rev. Frank Thomas. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Myrtle Bruss, 71, wife of Edward Bruss, a well known Butler township farmer, died Saturday at her home, one mile north of Castine, following a lingering illness from a complication of diseases.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. May Shafner, of Dayton; three sons, Chester, of Greenville; Kenneth, of Dayton, and Roland, of Greenfield, Ind.; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at the Castine U. B. church, and burial was in Castine cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Miss Priscilla Ellen Ault, 87, a member of a pioneer Darke county family, died Sunday at the St. Clair Home, Greenville, following a lingering illness.

A brother, Wesley Ault, Greenville and several nephews and nieces are her only immediate survivors.

Services were held in that city Wednesday with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ethel Zimmerman, Bradford, has been notified by the War Department that her son, Tech. Sgt. Robert Henry, 20, died of wounds sustained in action in Germany on April 18. The telegram said that a letter with further details would follow.

Sgt. Henry served with an armored division of the Seventh Army, and had been overseas since last October. A graduate of Bradford high school, he entered military service in March, 1943.

Besides the mother, he is survived by a sister, Helen.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 10, 1945

Margaret Engle Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Margaret M. Engle, 44, wife of Dr. Russel B. Engle, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday evening at 10:30 p. m.

Surviving besides the husband are one son, Robert of Farmland; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Porteous of Gary; one sister, Mrs. Jane Wilson of Gary; and one brother, George, of the U. S. army.

Mrs. Engle was a registered nurse having graduated from the Indiana School of Nursing in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland at 10 a. m. Friday with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be in the Washington cemetery east of Indianapolis.

The body will remain at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland until time for the services where friends may call after 7:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 11, 1945

Irvin Horine Dies At Home Near Lynn.

Irvin O. Horine, 75, died at his home south east of Lynn Thursday at 10:15 a. m. after a lingering illness.

Surviving are the widow, Anna; two sisters, Mrs. Manzella Finley and Mrs. John Rosser of Bradford, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations.

Funeral services will be announced later.

[Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home with Rev. C. J. Kerlin in charge. The body was taken to Franklin, Ind., Monday for final services and burial.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

Edward Pantle, 57, of Fort Jefferson, died Monday night at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, after a lingering illness.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna B. Forrest, of Brent, O., and four brothers, Charles of West Manchester; Adam of Detroit; William of Lewisburg, and Allen, of Sandusky.

Services were held in New Madison Thursday, and burial was at Gratis.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 14, 1888 at Trotwood, OH, the son of John K. Pantle (b. Germany) and Susan Niles (b. Painters Creek, OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Lawson Brooks, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today.

John Lawson Brooks, 86, a well known retired farmer, was claimed by death this morning at 12:45 o'clock at his residence, 329 North Columbia street, Union City, following a week's illness from complications.

He was born April 25, 1859 in Piqua, Ohio, the son of John and Nancy (Vrannock) Brooks and was a resident of Indiana for 65 years.

He married Elizabeth Netzley who preceded him in death in 1920 and was a member of the Christian church in Union City.

He leaves one son, Samuel Brooks, Union City; two granddaughters, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Hillgrove and Mrs. Ralph Kelly, Michigan City, Ind.; six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George Netzley; and one brother, A. M. Brooks, Union City.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where services will be held at 10 a. m. Monday with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Death Claims Olive Overman At Lynn Home.

Olive L. Overman, age 75, passed away at her home in Lynn at 8:30 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of a year's duration. She was the widow of the late Rolla L. Overman.

She leaves two [?] daughters, Mrs. Mert Moody of near Arba; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Alexander of Hollansburg, Ohio and Mrs. Anna Fisher of Midland, Mich.; one brother, Charles Owens of Hollansburg, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Thomas Funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements are pending word from the relatives.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

The Navy Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer, of Rossburg, route one, that their son, S 1-C Ralph Bernard Fischer, 19, seaman first class, was killed in action on May 4. The parents state that the last word they had received from their son was a letter written on April 26. At that time he was based in England. Seaman Fischer, a member of the 1943 graduating class at Ansonia high school, entered naval service in November, 1943, and had been assigned to overseas duty since April 11, 1944.

Besides the parents, he leaves three brothers, Richard, Carl and Arthur, and a sister, Mary Catherine, all at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Laura A. Thomas, 83, died Wednesday at her home in Hollansburg after a brief illness.

She leaves a husband, Charles Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Thompson, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Everett Wolfal, Hollansburg; two sons, Robert, of Dayton, and A. R. Thomas, who lives in New Jersey; three grandchildren, and three brothers,

Services were held Saturday at Hollansburg, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Oran Brown, 63, an active Darke county farmer for the last 30 years, died Tuesday at his home three miles southeast of Arcanum.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Ida; six sons, Harley, of Lewisburg; Ernest, Cincinnati; Chester, Verona; Alva, of Yellow Springs; Lloyd of Ithaca; and Vernie, who is in a army hospital in England; one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Haller, of Eldorado; five sisters and six brothers,

Services were held Friday at Ithaca with Rev. C. H. Nichol officiating, and burial was in Mote cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Minnie C. Meyer, 70, Greenville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Miller, Dayton.

Surviving are seven other children, three sons and four daughters. They are: Mrs. Cleo Wagner, Greenville; Mrs. Esther Kalter, Dayton; Mrs. Clara Williams, of near Dayton; Herbert Meyer, who serves with the army in Oklahoma; Carl Meyers, Greenville, rural route; Ralph Meyer, of near Arcanum, and Miss Lucille Meyer, who resides in Arizona.

Services were held Monday at the Wakefield Lutheran church, and burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Leo Traebing, 56-year-old Greenville township farmer, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital there following a short illness. He lived on a farm two miles east of Greenville.

Immediate survivors include his father, George Traebing, and four sisters, Opal Traebing, at home; Mrs. Angeline Reisley, of Pitsburg, and Mrs. Echo Hyer, and Mrs. Maude Oswalt, both of Arcanum, rural route.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Greenville, with burial being at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 14, 1945

U. C. Resident O. Fouts, Dies This Morning.

Orien Fouts, 76, a resident of the Union City community for the past 63 years, died at 7 o'clock this morning at the Randolph county infirmary.

He was born on August 14, 1869 at Eldorado, Ohio, the son of Wilson and Minerva Rynerson-Fouts, and attended the old Mangas and East Side schools. He was married to Ida Kootz who preceded him in death, and was a school teacher until he took up the occupation of druggist in 1890. He had been retired for several years.

He leaves two brothers, D. J. Fouts, Union City, and Earl Fouts, Indianapolis; and one niece, Mrs. Gladys Williamson, Economy, Ind.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Fraze funeral home in this city with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

The body has been removed to the funeral home where friends may call anytime.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 14, 1945

Former Resident Of City Dies In Indianapolis.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Cora Miner of Indianapolis, formerly of Winchester. Death occurred at the St. Vincent's hospital. Mrs. Miner suffered a broken hip in a recent fall.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in Indianapolis. She leaves one brother, Dr. Robert H. White.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Lewis H. Kerns, 74, a retired Darke county farmer and former justice of the peace in Wabash township, died Thursday after a short illness. He lived in Greenville, and has no immediate survivors.

Services were held in Greenville Saturday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating, and burial was at Brock cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 24, 1871 in Darke Co., OH, the son of David Kerns and Caroline Borman. He was divorced but his wife was Susannah Kerns.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 15, 1945

Heart Attack Fatal To Brother Of Local Man.

Dean Purdy, age 54, passed away suddenly at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, due to a heart attack. Mr. Purdy was employed by the General Tire and Rubber company in Cayuga Falls. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic lodge.

He leaves the widow, Inez; one son Charles, at home; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Watts of Cheyenne, Wyo., and one brother, Arthur Purdy of Winchester.

The body will arrive in Winchester Tuesday morning at 7:53 o'clock and will be removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where services will be held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 15, 1945

Death Claims Nellie Clear; Rites Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Clear, 60, who died at her home in Lynn Saturday evening after a few weeks illness were conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter, assisted by Rev. Lowell Nicholson. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Homer Lacy of near Richmond and Mrs. Cecil Welker of Lynn; one son, Eugene of Lynn; four grandchildren; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Witter of Lynn; four sisters, Mrs. Billie Pierson of Lynn, Mrs. Omar Manning, Mrs. Arthur Brown and Mrs. Cecil Miller, all of near Lynn; and one brother, Samuel Witter of Lynn.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Grace Pearson, 63, wife of Omer Pearson, died at her home two miles south of Pitsburg, Friday night after an illness of six months

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Freda Fourman, near Arcanum, and Mrs. Beulah Baldwin, of near New Madison; two grandchildren, and one brother, Dr. O. N. Stulhman, West Milton;

Services were held Tuesday at Pitsburg, and burial was in Mote cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Olive E. Wright, 43, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ropp, Arcanum, Friday after an illness of more than a year.

Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Dale Wright, with the Navy; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie O'Ryan, who resides in Michigan; Mrs. Grace Burns, Arcanum; and Mrs. Blanche Cordell, Dayton; and one brother, Orlando Ropp, Richmond.

Services were held Monday at Arcanum, and burial was made at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Versailles for Charles Anderson, 76, whose death occurred Saturday night at the Darke County infirmary. Burial was at St. Valbert's cemetery.

His widow, Annie, is the only immediate survivor.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Retired Barber Dies At Home In Winchester.

Lafayette Mosier, a retired barber, 80, died at his home, 232 East Washington street, Thursday afternoon after an extended illness.

Besides the wife, Maude, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Oren Crandel of Connersville; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert W. Leonard of Galveston, Texas; two brothers, Ensley Mosier of Muncie and Harp Mosier of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where it will remain and friends may call after 10 a. m. Friday.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Former Resident Of Near Lynn Dies In Ohio.

Miss Hazel M. Ganger, 43, passed away at the Dunham hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of several months. She was a former resident of near Lynn.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elsie Ganger of Cambridge City, Ind.; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Demaree, Mrs. Alpharetta Canter, and Miss Ruth Ganger of Richmond, Mrs. Elizabeth Mendenhall of Cambridge City, and Mrs. Ellen Kirach of Indianapolis; and three brothers, Herman L. Ganger of near Richmond, John W. Ganger of Albertson, and George W. Ganger, serving with the armed forces in Germany.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

A 20-year-old Bradford soldier, Cpl. Billy Cole, was killed in action in Germany on April 14 according to the telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Cole. He entered military service in March, 1943, and had been overseas several months. He was a graduate of the Bradford high school.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

William H. Kindell, 53, Greenville, died Tuesday at Lima where he had been a patient at the district tuberculosis hospital for four years.

Services were held Friday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating, and burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Georgina Fourman and Elmira Kindell, both of Greenville; one son, Pfc. Harvey Kindell, who serves in Europe, and one grandchild.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

William J. Detling, 88, a well known Brown township farmer, died Tuesday at his home, one mile south of Ansonia, from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered two weeks ago.

His wife, Sylvia, is his only immediate survivor.

Services were held Friday at Ansonia with Rev. Martin Wagner in charge. Burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 18, 1945

Darke County Death.

The sudden death of Ira A. Warner, which occurred Monday night at his home in Bradford, has been attributed to coronary thrombosis.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; one son, Emerson, and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Long and Mrs. Alice Marker, all of Dayton.

Services were held on Thursday at Bradford, and burial was at Covington.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 21, 1945

Robert Death Succumbs At Grayling, Mich.

A former resident of the Union City community, Robert G. W. Death, 40, passed away at a hospital in Grayling, Michigan, at 7:30 a. m. Sunday after a seven week illness. He had been a resident of Grayling for the past eight years.

Born in Darke County he was the son of Durbin and Mattie Welborn-Death, and attended the old Wilson school near Union City. For several years he was a taxidermist.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in this city where services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the local cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time after Tuesday noon.

Besides the father, who resides west of Union City, he leaves two sisters, Miss Jessie Death, also west of Union City; Mrs. Pauline Burkdale, East Travis, Michigan, and one brother, John Death, who is with the U. S. army overseas. His mother passed away in December, 1940.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

John R. Cole, 94, died Thursday at his farm home, one and one-half miles west of Coletown, following a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors extend through four generations including two sons, Samuel Cole, Greenville, and Chester Cole, Dayton; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Brewer, Dayton; Mrs. Estella Marick and Mrs. Carrie Bryson, both of Greenville, route four, and Miss Dorothy Cole, at home; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the residence Saturday with Rev. Denlinger officiating and burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 22, 1945

Richard Parker Dies At Veterans Hospital Sunday.

James Richard (Dick) Parker, 23, a discharged soldier, passed away Sunday noon at the Veterans hospital in Indianapolis following an illness of two months.

Prior to receiving his medical discharge Dec. 16, 1944, he was a lieutenant in the army air corps. A graduate of Winchester high school with the class of 1939, he enlisted in the army Jan 12, 1940, and was a teletype operator at Langley Field, Va., for one and one-half years. He served a year in Newfoundland with the signal corps after which he was transferred to Mitchell field where he acted as top sergeant in radio intelligence. In January of 1943 he was accepted for cadet pilot training receiving his commission on Nov. 3, 1943, at Moore Field, Mission, Tex. He was a basic instructor at San Angelo, Tex., until the time of his discharge.

He was married to Mary Ann Williams of Edenburg, Tex., Jun 17, 1944, and was a member of the Winchester Friends church and Masonic lodge number 56.

Surviving are the widow; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Inzie Parker, Winchester; two brothers, Pfc. Don R. Parker, Hondo, Tex., and David, at home; three sisters, Miss Dorothy Parker of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Carlton Keys of Winchester, and Marilyn, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Parker of Winchester.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and where friends may call after 4 p. m. Monday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Friends church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Jacob B. Kreitzer, 68, formerly of Dayton, died Saturday at the Brethren church home, Greenville, following a lingering illness

His immediate survivors include his wife, Anna; four daughters, Mrs. Gene Bailey, Greenville; Mrs. John Hoover, Lewisburg; Mrs. Harry Hurst, Dayton, and Mrs. Ralph Sherfy, of Winchester, Va.; four sons, Roy, of Dayton; Omer, of Richmond, Ind.; Herbert, of Phillipsburg, and Sgt. Reuben Kreitzer, now in Italy; 29 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Kreitzer, Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. Susie Karch, also of Dayton.

Services were held Monday in Greenville with Rev. Norman Wine officiating, and burial was at Arlington cemetery, Dayton.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Jacob Benton Kreitzer was born Sept. 4, 1876 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of Thomas Kreitzer and Anna Heck. He and his wife were married for 68 years.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 23, 1945

Fatal Shooting Of Gettysburg Man Is Ruled Accidental.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke County Coroner, has returned a verdict of accidental death in the fatal shooting of Mahlon I. Smith, 47, who was found dead at 9:30 p. m. Sunday in his home at Gettysburg by his wife, Marie, and a sister-in-law, Miss Clara Miller, upon their return from Gettysburg high school baccalaureate services.

Smith had been shot through the heart with a .22 calibre rifle, which was ling beside the body on a kitchen floor. Two steps lead up into the kitchen from an adjoining hallway and in returning the accidental death verdict, Coroner Sarver said that he was convinced that the Gettysburg man had accidentally discharged the gun as he tripped on the steps while entering the kitchen. He is believed to have been preparing to clean the rifle.

A suicide theory was discredited by his wife, who stated that no possible motive could be advanced. She stated that her husband's health had been excellent and that he had no other worries Investigators were unable to find any evidence of foul play.

Smith had lived in Gettysburg only since last February, moving there from a farm northeast of the town. He had worked at the Waco aircraft company, Troy, for the last four months.

Besides the wife, he leaves a son, Paul, at home; his mother, Mrs. Eva Smith, Greenville; one brother Wilbur, of Montpelier, O., and four sisters, Mrs. Helen Fernsler, Greenville; Mrs. Wade Harsh, Greenville, route four and Mrs. Donald Weddle and Mrs. Ernest Tull, both of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services were held at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, Wednesday with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mahlon Irwin Smith was born Aug. 9, 1897 in Butler Co., OH, the son of Charles Smith (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Eva Warrick (b. Warren Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Merl Stinebaugh, 48, wife of Rev. Walter C. Stinebaugh, pastor of the Church of the Brethren at Pitsburg, died Sunday at her home in the neighboring town following an extended illness from paralysis.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Galen, of Mansfield Depot, Conn., and Vernon, of Dayton; two daughters, Mary Etta and Martha, both at home; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ora C. Spitler, of Flora, Indiana, and four brothers and sisters.

Services were held Tuesday at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating. Burial was at Flora.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 24, 1945

Anna J. Keys Dies Following Long Illness.

Mrs. Anna J. Keys, 77, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 12:50 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness. She was a prominent Randolph county resident and resided two and one-half miles east of Winchester. She was born in Randolph county December 8, 1867, the daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Jessup-Thornburg. She was a member of the Friends church of Winchester and McKinley Home Economics club.

Surviving are the husband, Elwood; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Engle of Winchester, and Mrs. G. Vernon Edwards of Muncie; three brothers, Levi Thornburg of Bloomingport; Rev. Elvin Thornburg of Winchester, and Nathan Thornburg of Muncie; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Friends church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in Charge of Rev. Aaron Napier. Interment will follow in the Jericho cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Clyde Engle, 316 East Franklin street, where friends may call after 3 p. m. Thursday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 25, 1945

Plan Memorial Service Sunday For Sgt. Gable.

Memorial Services for Sgt. Forest Gable will be held at the Mt. Zion church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Walter Rees officiating.

Sgt Gable, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gable of near Modoc, met his death in action in France on Nov. 28, 1944.

Besides the parents he is survived by four brothers, Delbert, recently discharged from the army; Harold, at home; S-Sgt. John, somewhere in the Southwest Pacific, and T-5 Vernon, somewhere in Australia.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 25, 1945

Mable Kable Succumbs After Short Illness.

Mrs. Mable Kable, 34, wife of Leland Kable of the U. S. army, died at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis early Wednesday morning following a short illness. Mr. Kable is stationed somewhere in the South Pacific area.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Curtins of Redkey, Mrs. Edith Sutton of Portland and Mrs. Edna Shaneyfelt of Ridgeville; two brothers, Cecil Olvey of Redkey, and Herbert Olvey of Ridgeville.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparation and where it will remain until the time of the services. Friends may call after 6 p. m. Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kable will be held at the Ridgeville Evangelical church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. George Addington officiating, assisted by Rev. A. S. Truex. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 26, 1945

George R. Hill, Pioneer Resident, Claimed By Death.

George R. Hill, 92 years old, a pioneer of Union City, was claimed by death at the home of a son, Clarence, 225 North High street, this city, Friday afternoon following a six weeks illness. A prominent community citizen, he was one of two persons who held the honor of being the oldest inhabitants of Union City in point of Residence.

He was born on January 8, 1853 at Cincinnati, the son of Mr. and Mr. C. G. Hill, and moved here when he was 12 years of age, during the Civil War and when Abraham Lincoln was president.

On October 5, 1873 he was married to Elizabeth Echelberger at Versailles, and was a railroad supervisor in this city for several years. He was a member of the First Christian church of this city.

Mr. Hill was able to describe the primitive conditions prevailing here in a very interesting manner. He could remember the inventions that took place at the turn of the century and first reproductions in Union City were vividly recalled by him. He had witnessed the building of all the schools, churches, factories and business blocks in his 80 years spent in this locality.

Surviving, besides his son, Clarence, are two other sons, Roll, of Union City, and Dr. Harry Hill, Cincinnati; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Teague, of DeLand, Florida; eight grandchildren, Sgt George Hill, Jr., serving in the South Pacific; Mrs. James Cotter, Union City; Herbert Hill, associated with the Indianapolis News; Paul Hill of Attica, Ind.; Mrs. Milord White of Monticello; Miss Dorothy Hill, Cincinnati, and Atty. Carl Teague and Miss Jean Teague, of DeLand, Florida and seven great grandchildren. His wife passed away in 1930.

Final rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating, and burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time after Sunday noon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 26, 1945

Clem Conklin Succumbs Today; Rites Monday.

Clement S. Conklin, 74, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Saturday morning following an extended illness.

He leaves three sons, Clifford R. and Earl of Union City and Charles of Dayton; four grandchildren; one brother, Frank of Union City route two, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Burkett of Union City.

The body has been returned to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lucy Jane Armacost, 58, formerly of Greenville, died Thursday at Lafayette, Ind., following an extended illness. She had lived in Lafayette for the past three years.

Immediate survivors include two sons, Kenneth Woods, of Lafayette, and Boyd Woods of Camden, Ohio; three grandchildren; a brother, John Brady, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Powell and Mrs. Roy Ware, both of Greenville.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz officiated. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 24, 1886 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Newton Brady and Flora Jane Hartzell (both b. Darke Co.). She was listed as divorced but last spouse was identified as Hod Armacost.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 26, 1945

Death Claims Willis Wilmore; Rites Sunday.

D. W. (Willis) Wilmore, 90, passed away at the home of his son, Fred Wilmore, five miles south of Winchester, Thursday noon, after an illness of five months.

He leaves besides his son, Fred, three brothers, John H. of Oklahoma, Buy and Lee of Ridgeville, three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the home of his son Friday evening, where friends may call.

The body will be returned to the funeral home at 1:30 p. m. Sunday where services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 28, 1945

Seaman Whitesel Killed In Action In Pacific Area.

Mrs. Grace Whitesel, 728 West Oak street, Union City, received a War Department telegram Sunday stating that her son, Seaman First Class Robert Edgar Whitesel, age 34, was killed in action in the Pacific area. The telegram did not reveal the date, but stated that he had been buried with full military honors.

He entered the military service over a year ago and received his boot training at Great Lakes, Ill. For 16 weeks he attended metalsmith school there before entering on his overseas tour of duty.

A veteran of many battles in the Pacific area, including Leyte and Saipan, his last leave was on New Years of 1945, at which time he visited this city.

He was born on December 3, 1911, three miles west of Union City, and was the son of Jacob and Grace Snyder-Whitesel. He attended Wilson and Wayne schools, graduating from the later in 1928, and attended the First Christian church of this city.

He was married to Miss Grace Ruddick in Minnesota and they resided in Union City for two years where he was an employe of the Body company. They lived in Springfield, Ohio, and he worked at Aero Products in Vandalia prior to his entering the service.

He leaves, besides his mother and wife, seven brothers, Pfc. Paul Whitesel, stationed at New Orleans; Phil Whitesel, A-S, Great Lakes, Cpl. Dick Whitesel, in England; Sgt. Tim Whitesel, stationed at Paris, France; Carlton, this city; Harald, Phillipsburg, Ohio, and Reid, Eaton, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Longnecker, also Eaton and Mrs. Betty Sutton, this city.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 28, 1945

Pfc. W. Brooks Dies In France From Injuries.

Pfc. William Edward Brooks, 21, died in France on May 4 from spinal injuries sustained in action in Germany, according to a War Department telegram received yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brooks, Union City, route three.

His parents had received a letter from an army chaplain dated May 9 saying that he was hospitalized in France; however, according to the telegram, he had met his death five days before.

He entered the service on November 11, 1943, and was sent to Camp Jos. T. Robinson, Arkansas, where he entered O. C. S. and was sent to Camp Fannin, Texas. Pfc. Brooks was transferred from the infantry to the air corps, receiving his training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and at Butler University, Indianapolis.

When this special training program was stopped by the government he lacked but one week before completing his schooling. He was transferred to the infantry a second time, and was stationed at Camp Livingston, La., Camp Cook, Calif., and received amphibious training in the later state. Arriving overseas in March, 1943, he was stationed in France.

On March 26, 1924, he was born in the Union City community, the son of Walter and Vesta Ketrow-Brooks. Very prominent in school activities he graduated from Jackson, Ohio, high school in 1942, and attended Miami University at Dayton. He was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ, and prior to his induction was an employe of the U. C. Body company.

He leaves, besides his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Smith, Chicago; Edna Louise, Indianapolis, and Dellarose and Bonnie, both at home, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Brooks, Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 28, 1945

Cousin Of Local Resident Dies In Pennville.

Mrs. Lillian Vanlandingham of Winchester has received word of the death of her cousin, Morton Engle, 80, who passed away at his home in Pennville Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Funeral services for Mr. Engle were held Saturday afternoon at the residence in Pennville with interment in the Pennville cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, Rosetta (Lindley) Engle; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Tinkle of Pennville; two brothers, Don Engle of Pennville, and James Engle of near Boston.

He was the son of Isaac and Ann (Hopkins) Engle of Wells county and the grandson of William and Lutticia Engle of Bloomingport.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 31, 1945

Ira Emery, 84, Dies At Jay County Hospital.

Ira Emery, 84, a retired farmer, passed away at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Jay County hospital where he had been a patient since January 7.

Surviving are the following children: James F. Emery, southeast of Portland; Mrs. I. H. Newton, south of Portland; Chauncey Emery of Ridgeville; Christopher E. Emery of Union City; Mrs. Violet Bickel of Portland; Mrs. Paul Adamson of Hagerstown; Clarence Emery of Richmond; and Eugene Emery of near Modoc.

Funeral services for Mr. Emery will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Praise Chapel of God, on the Jay-Randolph county line, with Rev. Roll Marsh officiating. Interment will be in the Pittsburg cemetery.

The body was removed to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Newton, four and one-half miles south of Portland from the Williamson funeral home, where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 31, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Than Teaford, 77, whose death occurred Saturday at his farm home south of New Madison, were conducted from the Friendship church Tuesday. Burial was at New Paris.

Mr. Teaford leaves his wife, Clara; four sons, Artie, of Dayton; George, of New Paris; Don, of Eldorado, and Sgt. Gerald Teaford, of Ft. Bliss, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Homer Eikenberry and Mrs. George Reis, both of Richmond; Mrs. James Alexander, of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Robert Baker, Toledo, and 12 grandchildren. There are also a brother, Dan Teaford, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Spencer, of Weaver's Station.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 1, 1945

Held Graveside Services For Patterson Infant.

Graveside services for the stillborn son of Lt. And Mrs. Walter Patterson of Modoc were held Tuesday afternoon at the Maxville cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents are a brother and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 1, 1945

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Laotto, Ind.

Mrs. Stella Kitzmiller has received word of the death of her brother, Jim Johnson, 69, of Laotto, Ind. Death occurred Tuesday.

Mrs, Kitzmiller will accompany her sisters, Mrs. Lela Thompson and Mrs. Bryan Philabaum to Laotto for funeral services which are to be held Friday.

Mr. Johnson was a former resident of Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 1, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Luella Menkel, 71, wife of T. F. Menkel, retired Brown township farmer, died Monday at her residence at Ansonia.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Amy Brown, of Dayton; four sons, Grover Nenkel, Greenville township Justice of the Peace; Thurman and Charles Nenkel, Dayton, and Kenneth, of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. May Vospr, of Columbus and Mrs. Emma Wharton, of Woodfield.

Services were held at Ansonia Thursday with Rev. Norris officiating and interment was in the Ansonia cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 2, 1945

Ridgeville Woman Dies In Fire At Home.

Mrs. Rhu Hama Rockhill, 56 years old, died at 3:30 p. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital, the result of burns sustained Friday morning at her home in Ridgeville. She was kindling a fire when the five-gallon can from which she was pouring kerosene exploded, setting her clothing afire, and filling the room with flames. Her husband, Clyde, who was standing in the room, was burned severely and remains in a serious condition at the Randolph County hospital.

Coroner Lowell W. Painter of Winchester, investigating, reported that Mrs. Rockhill died of first, second and third-degree burns. Mr. and Mrs. Rockhill were former residents of Lynn.

She is survived by the husband, Clyde; four sons, Elvan, Hubert, Ivan and Everett, all of Richmond; one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Kisor Ludwick of Albany.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rockhill will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the New Liberty church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

George Mann, 91, a retired Darke county farmer and former Greenville resident, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Ullery, immediately north of Gettysburg, following a short illness from heart disease.

The one daughter and a grandchild are the only survivors.

Services will be held at the daughter's home Sunday with Rev. Landis officiating, and burial will be in Newcomer's cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Miss Ellie Eller, 77, whose death occurred on Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Fourman in Arcanum were conducted from the Arcanum U. B. church Friday. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery.

Miss Eller was born and reared near Gordon but had lived in Arcanum for 30 years.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 4, 1945

Lynn Youth Killed When Thrown From Pony In Path Of Car.

A pony ride proved fatal Sunday evening at 7:40 o'clock for William D. (Dickie) York, age 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert York of west of Lynn.

The boy was riding his pony on U. S. highway 36, one-fourth mile west of the Carlos road, in a westerly direction, when the pony suddenly turned left to enter the lane at the York home in the path of an automobile traveling east operated by Charles C. Wright of Route 1, Modoc. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were on their way to church. The animal threw the boy into the path of the oncoming automobile, his head struck the fender of the vehicle, and it is believed that he was killed instantly.

The accident was investigated by the coroner and the sheriff's office. This is the third traffic fatality in Randolph county this year.

Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Freda Mae, at home; and four brothers, Dewey Roy, U. S. Navy, stationed in the South Pacific, and Paul, Carl Nelson and Robert, all at home.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and will be returned to the home where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Dickie, as he was known by his friends, was born January 3, 1938, and attended the first grade at Lynn school this year.

Funeral services will be conducted at the York home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Hubert Clevenger.

[No burial site given.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 4, 1945

Mrs. M. A. Mills Succumbs Sunday At Ft. Recovery.

Mrs. Mary Alice Mills, age 79, died Sunday from complications at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alva Journay, south of Ft. Recovery.

She was born on October 13, 1865, at Pierpont, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Susanna Hoops-Hartrum. She was married to Josiah Mills, who preceded her in death on November 4, 1918.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Journay, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Peters, West Milton, Ohio; and Ms. Viola St. John, Dayton; one son, Samuel Walter Mills, Rose Hill; 17 grandchildren, four of whom are in the service and two overseas; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles Hartrum, Ansonia.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Rose Hill U. B. church, 10 miles northeast of Union City, where she was a member, with Rev. Paul Jefferis in charge. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

The body has been removed from the May and Riffle funeral home at Fort Recovery to the residence where friends may call any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 5, 1945

Darke County Death.

John A. Zimmerman, 71-year-old Neave township farmer, died very unexpectedly Friday from the effects of a heart attack at his home, seven miles south of Greenville.

He leaves his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Wilkins, of Troy, and Mrs. Otto Kosier, of Horatio; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Andy Zimmerman, of Bryan, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Ditmer, of Baker's Store.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Abbottsville U. B. church with Rev. W. Denlinger officiating, and burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John Anson Zimmerman was born May 7, 1873 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of Isaac Zimmerman and Rebecca Hinebaugh. His wife was Mary Moore-Zimmerman.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 5, 1945

Darke County Death.

Merton W. Ullery, 73, Versailles, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. B. G. Runnels, at Swanton, Ohio. A retired painter, Ullery had been in failing health for several months. Death was attributed to lymphatic leukemia.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Paul Folkerth, of Sidney, and one grandson.

Services were held Sunday at Versailles with Rev. Paul Dowty officiating, and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Sarah E. Mason, U. C. Pioneer, Dies Tuesday.

A well known pioneer resident of the Union City community, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Mason, age 91, passed away at 4:45 p. m. Tuesday at her residence, two miles southwest of this city, following a two day illness.

She was born in Randolph county on February 22, 1854, and attended the Gooseheaven school. On February 17, 1877 at Union City she was married to Elihu Mason, who preceded her in death in 1933. A member of the South Salem Church of Christ, she was very active for her age and could recall all the early happenings in this locality.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ida Turner, North Columbia street; Mrs. Mae Wasson, West Hickory street; Mrs. Julia Sadgebury, route four all of Union City; and Mrs. Estella Getting, Bartonia; one son, Roll Buckingham, also this city; 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. One other son, Frank Mason, is deceased.

Final rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence with Rev. Owen Livengood officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

The body is at the Brooks funeral home and will be taken to the residence Thursday morning where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah Rife, 75, wife of Eldon Rife, Greenville, died Saturday afternoon at Wayne hospital there from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered two weeks ago.

Surviving besides the husband, are one son, Raymond S. Rife, T-5, who is in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Baker, Greenville, route three; two grandchildren, one brother, Henry Hoff, of New Madison, route one, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Cloyd of West Manchester.

Services were held Tuesday at Greenville with Rev. G. L. Wine in charge, and burial was at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 17, 1870 in Preble Co., OH, the daughter of Daniel Hoff (b. MD) and Mary Wolford (b. PA).

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Oswalt, 80 wife of Charles Oswalt, died Sunday at her farm residence, two miles west of Arcanum, after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Grace Oswalt, at home; Mrs. Onda Miller, of Marion, O., and Mrs. Mary Eby, of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, George Townsend, and a sister, Mrs. Horace Wright, both of Arcanum.

Services were held Wednesday at her residence with Rev. Thomas Maurer in charge and burial was at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in New Madison for Mrs. Ida Minnich-Brinley, 82, widow of the late William F. Brinley, whose death occurred Saturday at her home on New Madison, route one. Burial was in Spring Lawn cemetery near New Paris.

Immediate survivors include eight children, three daughter and five sons; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bert Roberts of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Roy Mindhenk, of Laura. The children are: Mrs. Katie Wright and Raymond E. Brinley, Hollansburg; Mrs. Edith Rush, Greenville; William F. and John S. Brinley, both of Greenville, rural route, and Harry, Clarence and Gertrude Brinley, at home.]

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Ida M. Brinley was born March 24, 1863 near Castine, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Minnich (b. Brookville, OH) and Malinda Shumaker.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

James B. Christian, 70, a member of the Wayne township board of trustees for several years, died very unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at his farm home, two miles southeast of Versailles, from the effects of a heart attack.

Immediate survivors include three sisters, Florence Christian and Mrs. Carl Kelch, of near Versailles, and Mrs. Charles Yount, of Muncie.

Services were held Tuesday at Versailles with Rev. Paul Dowty officiating, and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Clement M. White, 81, an active Greenville business man for over 50 years, died Monday at the St. Clair Home there following a lingering illness. Mr. White managed the old Daisy Feed Store in Greenville and later operated the Grubbs Hay Barn thee for a number of years.

Immediate survivors include three sons, Atty. Lowell White, of Denver, Colo.; Barney White, of New York City, and George White, Greenville; and two grandchildren.

Services were held there Thursday with Rev. E. V. Loucks officiating and burial was at Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Clement Mayfield White was born Apr 16, 1864 in Preble Co., OH, the son of Mikajah White (b. Lynchburg, VA) and Mary Stubbs (b. Preble Co., OH). He was widowed but his wife was Jessie White.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

Jackson Lee Helmer, 10-year-old son of Pvt. And Mrs. Ralph Helmer, Greenville, died Saturday at Springfield hospital of brain fever resulting from a fractured skull. The boy became critically ill while visiting at the home of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Niles, Troy, route three, and was taken to the hospital one week ago. Medical examiners state that he possibly sustained the skull fracture several months ago with the brain fever developing from a more recent injury, such as a fall or other minor accident.

Services were held Monday in West Milton with burial being made in Riverside cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents and two grandparents, are two brothers, Robert and Richard; a sister, Beatrice, and two other grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Helmer, Troy, route three.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 8, 1945

Pfc. Stammen Dies On Leyte From Wounds.

Pfc. Herman A. Stammen, 24, died on October 29 on Leyte Island in the Philippines from wounds sustained in action, four days earlier according to a War Department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Stammen, of New Weston, northeast of Union City.

The parents received word on November 17, that their son had been wounded; however, the received no other word until the telegram revealing his death arrived on May 23.

He was inducted into the armed forces on September 14, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Barkley, Texas.

Memorial services will be held for Pfc. Stammen at St. Bernard's Catholic church in Burkettsville on Saturday, June 16, at 9:30 a. m. with Father Jerome Hoeph officiating.

He leaves three brothers, and a sister who are in the armed forces: Sgt. Alphonso Stammen, stationed in Burma; Cpl. Edward Stammen, in the Philippines; Cyril Stammen, S 1-C, Hawaiian Islands, and Pvt. Armella Stammen, a member of the WACS, at Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are four other brothers and five sisters.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 8, 1945

Virginia Garry Dies At Home Near Deerfield.

Mrs. Virginia Garry, 80, widow of the late James Garry, passed away Thursday morning at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Schaffer, two and one-half miles southeast of Deerfield.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Fannie Chatman of Wheeling, West Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Garry will be held at the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 8, 1945

William Fields Dies Suddenly At Home In Peru.

William Maxwell Fields passed away suddenly this afternoon following a heart attack, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Denninger in Peru.

Besides the daughter, he leaves one brother, E. L. Fields of Shreveport, La., one grandson and one granddaughter. A sister, Mrs. Samuel Sipe, died six weeks ago.

The remains will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Burial was in the Saratoga Cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Mrs. Sam Wilcox Succumbs Friday At Residence.

A well-known Union City resident, Mrs. Sam Wilcox, 59, passed away at her home, 337 North Union street, at 3:30 p. m. Friday following a three year illness from complications. She had been bedfast for seven months.

On February 10, 1886 she was born at Homer, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Thomas, and was graduated from the Homer high school and later University of Illinois at Champaign. Upon graduation she was employed by the U. S. Department of Labor, at which occupation she traveled over the entire country, having lived in Boston, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and the states of Montana and Kansas.

Very active in the nationwide Delphian society she formed the Union City organizations in 1922. On May 4, 1924, at Champaign, Ill., she was married to Sam Wilcox, who operates the Wilcox Studio on West Oak street, this city. For several years she assisted her husband at the studio.

A member of the Presbyterian church in this city she belonged to the Foster auxiliary, and was a member of the local Twentieth Century club.

Surviving besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann, Nelson, Inglewood, Calif.; Mrs. Esther Hewes, Boulder, Colo.; one son, Charles Mangold, Cumberland, Ind.; five grandchildren, and one brother, Frank Thomas, of Denver, Colo.

Final rites will be held at the Brooks funeral home Monday at 2 p. m. and burial will be in the city cemetery.

[Her name was Jane Insley Wilcox.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Jonathan Boone Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Jonathan Ellery Boone, 78 years old, died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday morning.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Wright of near Eldorado; one son, Marlowe of Winchester, and one grandson stationed somewhere in the South Pacific.

Funeral services for Mr. Boone will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Lowell Nicholson officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Friday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

George Ketron Dies At Home In Winchester.

George Ketron, 77, passed away at his residence on Greenville avenue at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning following an illness of three weeks duration.

He is survived by his wife, Holda; four sons, James at home John of Winchester, Conly of Muncie, and Freeman of Terre Haute; one daughter, Mrs. Caryl Byrd of Muncie; and one sister, Miss Clara Ketron of Berne, Ky.

He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

The body will be returned to the residence on Greenville avenue from the Maynard and Walker mortuary at 4:30 p. m. Friday where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. Ketron will be held Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Lee Jackson of Peru officiating. Rev. Raymond Harris will assist. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Isaac Landis, 85, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from pneumonia and complications. A retired farmer, he had lived in Monroe township for over 50 years.

He leaves one son, Raymond, of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Elva Condon and Mrs. Nina Beasecker, both of near Pitsburg, and Mrs. Imo Cruze, of Newport, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at the German Baptist church near Pitsburg, with burial in Mote cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Hustian W. Begien, 89, a retired tile manufacturer, died Tuesday from the effects of a heart attack st his home in Versailles.

A resident of Darke county most of his life, he leaves his wife, Lettie, and four grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday in Versailles, and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 9, 1945

Darke County Death.

Jule M. Monnin, 68, a retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at his home in Versailles following a short illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lizzie, and two children, Wilber, of Russia, and Mrs. Clara McEldowney, Versailles.

Services were held Thursday in that city, and burial was in St. Remy's cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 11, 1945

Infant Son Dies.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Burk, 337 South Columbia street, Union City, died this morning at the local hospital three hours after his birth.

The body was removed to the Miller Funeral home in Greenville, and burial was made in the Abbottsville cemetery this afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 11, 1945

Ernest Spear Dies Suddenly While On Duty.

Ernest D. Spear, 64, merchant policeman and night watchman here for many years, died suddenly of a heart attack while at work at 10:20 p. m. Friday. The attack came as Mr. Spear was crossing the street toward the Engle's office in the 200 block on South Main street. He was found by Dr. Engle and was rushed to the Randolph County hospital.

Mr. Spear began his duties as night watchman here several years ago and was frequently commended by many as being unusually efficient, capable and trustworthy. His many friends affectionately referred to him as "Dad."

He is survived by the widow, Della; three sons, Omar of Cincinnati; Raymond of San Leandro, Cal., and Sgt. Donald of Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Kilgore of Yorktown.

The body was removed to the Summers Funeral home for burial preparation pending completion of funeral arrangements.

This newspaper liked to refer to Mr. Spear as a member of the official family because the important task of starting and checking the INS news machines were in his care during the early hours of the morning.

Mr. Spear was interested in the newspaper and he more or less used the office as a secondary headquarters during the early morning.

In the parlance of newspaper folk we bid him "30".

[The above article was from Winchester, Ind.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

According to a War Department announcement today Pfc. Ralph E. Oda, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Oda, Pitsburg, was killed in action in Germany on April 26. He entered military service in October, 1942, but was not sent overseas until last March. Since entering the service he had been married and his wife, Lt. Catherine Oda, is an army nurse stationed at Amarillo, Texas. A former Monroe township high school student, he was employed at the Hammel elevator in Pitsburg prior to his induction.

Besides the parents and wife, he leaves four brothers and a sister, Cpl. Merlin Oda, who is in California; Pvt. Clarence Oda, of Camp Maxey, Tex.; Charles and Clifford, both of Pitsburg, and Catherine Oda, at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 11, 1945

Sister Of Local Resident Dies In Indianapolis.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. C. E. Stanford, 35, of Indianapolis. Death occurred at the City hospital Friday night.

Mrs. Ralph Litshert, of Winchester, a sister, has been with her for the past week. Mrs. Stanford has visited her sister, Mrs. Litschert and her mother, Mrs. Martha McLaughlin, here frequently.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, of Ansonia, are mourning the death of an eight-month-old son, Harold, which occurred Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Besides the father and mother he leaves one sister and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Carr and Frank Wilson, all of Ansonia.

Services were conducted from the residence Saturday, and burial was in Teegarden cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 12, 1945

School Teacher Is Stricken Suddenly.

Clarence Kerr, 39, a former Darke county resident, died very suddenly Saturday at his home in Trenton, Michigan. His wife, Thelma Longfellow-Kerr, is a daughter for Charles A. Longfellow, Darke county treasurer.

Kerr was formerly a member of the faculty at the Jackson, O., township school, near Union City, but for the past four years had headed the commercial department in the high school at Trenton.

His body has been removed to the Miller Funeral home, Greenville, where friends may call. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Fort Jefferson M. E. church with Rev. Lester Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

Kerr was a member of the Methodist church and of Ft. Black Masonic lodge at New Madison.

Besides the wife, he leaves two young sons; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr of Bessemer, Pa., and three brothers and sisters.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Clarence John Kerr was born Apr. 10, 1906 in Bessemer, PA, the son of John B. and Daisy Kerr (both b. Bessemer, PA). His wife was Thelma M. Kerr. Here it states there were three brothers and three sisters, unnamed.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 12, 1945

John C. Oyler Dies Sunday At Sister's Home.

John C. Oyler, 87, passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henrietta Hoggatt at 119 East Fourth street, Winchester, at 8 p. m. Sunday after several weeks illness.

Besides Mrs. Hoggatt, he leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas Funeral home in Lynn, in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Monday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 13, 1945

Lona H. Fraze Dies Sunday At Florida Home.

Mrs. Lona Hetzler-Fraze, 63, passed away at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sunday.

She leaves the husband, Ora; two sons, Richard of Newark, N. J., and Ora Franklin, Jr., of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Zentgraf and Mrs. James Lyle, both of St. Petersburg; three sisters, Mrs. John Kemp of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Della Segar of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Belle Huddle of Miami, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fraze will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Lawndale cemetery near Ridgeville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 13, 1945

Joel Lochs, 88, Dies Wednesday At Home Here.

Joel Irvin Lochs, 88, passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Johnston, 538 West Washington street [Winchester], at 11 a. m. Tuesday morning due to gangrene of the foot.

Besides the daughter, he is survived by the wife, Ella B.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two grandsons are serving in the armed forces.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and where it will remain pending word from the grandsons. Friends may call after noon Wednesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 14, 1945

Kelly Grandson Now Reported Killed.

Word was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. George Kelly, Union City, route four, that their grandson, Flight Officer Richard Ketcham, U. S. N. R., wo was reported missing in action Tuesday, was killed in action over Burma on May 15.

His wife, Marian, who resides with their small daughter at Cleveland, received the navy department telegram. The 24-year-old pilot's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Ketcham, former residents of Union City, also reside in Cleveland.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 14, 1945

Death Claims Ed Hiatt, 73; Rites Today.

Funeral services for Ed Hiatt, 73 years old, who died early Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilson Stanley, one-half mile west of Carlos, were conducted at Union Chapel, one mile west of Carlos, at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Mr. Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Maxville cemetery.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Stanley, are another daughter, Mrs. Gerald Climberting, of Lynn; two sons, Basil Hiatt of Modoc, and Clarence Hiatt, in service in Germany; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Will, of Brown county, Ind., Ralph, in California, Carl and Henry of Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Samuel Jones, 68, Greenville, died Tuesday at the Darke county infirmary. There are no immediate survivors. Services were held in Greenville Thursday, and burial was in the infirmary cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 25, 1877, in Auglaize Co., OH. He was single and no parents are listed. Here it states that he was buried in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Elizabeth Poly, 77, wife of Joseph Poly, died Sunday at her home in Versailles, following a lingering illness.

Services were held Wednesday in that city, and burial was at Frenchtown.

Immediate survivors include five daughters, and two sons. They are Mrs. Ellen Gasson, Mrs. Anna Baltes, Mrs. Mary Berger and Mrs. Esther Martino, all of Versailles; Mrs. Florence Weaver, of Sherwood, Mich.; Clarence Poly, Versailles, and Marion Poly, of Battle Creek, Mich.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 15, 1945

Leonard Hufford, U. C. Resident, Dies Thursday.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Leonard A. Hufford, 48, passed away at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 3 p. m. Thursday following an extended illness from complications. He resided at 1239 West Oak street.

He was born in Union City on March 4, 1897, the son of William and Loretta Hart-Hufford, and attended the schools here. An 18-month veteran of World War One, he was married to Oma Davis, who survives him. Hr. Hufford had been an employe of the Warner-Gear at Muncie for the past 10 years.

Surviving besides the wife, are one daughter, Betty Ruth, at home; four sons, Robert Eugene and James Leonard, both at home; Cpl. Clyde Hufford, stationed in England, and Cpl. Donald Hufford, at Boca Raton, Fla.; the mother, Mrs. Loretta Hufford, Union City; one sister, Mrs. Mary Swain, Richmond, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Donald Hufford, also of Boca Raton.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Methodist church with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after noon Saturday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 16, 1945

Plan Memorial Service For Sgt. Bussear.

Memorial Services for Sgt. Max H. Bussear, who died of wounds received in action November 19, 1944, in Germany, will be held Sunday, June 17, 1945, at 2:30 p. m. in the Hopewell Methodist church south of Lynn.

Sgt. Bussear entered the services December 1, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Maxey, Tex, Camp Swift, Tex., and Fort Dix, N. J., before going overseas September 11, 1944.

Survivors include his widow, Doris Betts-Bussear; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bussear, Sr.; three brothers, Sgt. Lanson Bussear of Utah, Raymond Bussear of Parker, and Charles Bussear, Jr., of Hagerstown; and four sisters, Mrs. Irene Kelly and Mrs. Naomi Bone of Winchester, and Mrs. Wanita Thorton and Miss Maxine Bussear.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 18, 1945

Benjamin F. Fowler, Native Of Union City, Dies At Lake City.

Through belated reports it is revealed today that Benjamin F. Fowler, 80, attorney and native of the Union City community, passed away June 1 at Lake City, Minnesota, following a heart attack. He lived at Preston, Minn., and had gone with his wife to Lake City for a short visit.

He was born in Union City on December 7, 1865, and the early part of his life was spent on a farm in Darke county. Upon graduation from high school here he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He moved to Preston in 1893, and was very active for many years in the Masonry, Scottish Rite, Order of Eastern Star and Knights of Pythias, as well as a member of the Methodist church and other organizations.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 18, 1945

F. C. Rockhill Dies Of Burns; Rites Today.

Francis Clyde Rockhill, 52, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 11:05 p. m. Friday from burns which he received in an attempt to extinguish a fire in his home about two weeks ago, after his wife had pured kerosene on some live coals in the stove. His wife received fatal burns in the same accident.

He is survived by four sons, Elvan, Hubert, Ivan, and Everett, all of Richmond; one grandchild; and the father, David A. Rockhill of near Lynn.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the New Liberty church, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was in the New Liberty cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 19, 1945

Death Claims Perry Slick; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services for Perry Slick, 84 years old, who died at his home in Hollansburg, O., early Monday morning, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. J. J. Biesiegel officiating. Interment will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Jennie; four daughters Mrs. Ia Hollingsworth of near Lynn, Mrs. A. O. Rafferty of Indianapolis, Mrs. George Brodt of Hamilton and Mrs. Frank Mills of Eaton; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Wooters of Union City, Ind; two step-sons, John Chittick of Lynn, and James Chittick of Hollansburg; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence after 2:30 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

George W. Howard, 67, a well known Darke county farmer, died Friday at his home, three miles northeast of Dawn, from the effects of a heart attack he suffered.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Russel, of Milford, O.; Floyd, of Greenville, and Herschel, of Versailles, route two; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Arnett and Mrs. Goldie McGlinch, both of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Lulu B. Howard, Greenville and a sister, Mrs. Mart Plessinger, also of Greenville. There are also two half-brothers, Alonzo Howard, Greenville, and Mitchell Howard, who serves in the army in Europe, and four half-sisters, Rev. Lillie J. Black, of Brock; Mrs. Lawrence McCreary, Dayton, rural route; Mrs. Mabel Ramsey, Dayton, and Mrs. Mattie Wright, of Lansing, Mich.

Services were held Monday at the Brock Christian church with Rev. Paul Jeffries officiating. Burial was in the Brock cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 18, 1881 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Lorenzo Dow Howard (b. Preble Co., OH) and Amanda M. Corrington (b. Warren Co., OH). He had been married for 63 years.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Grace Horner, wife of R. E. Horner, Greenville, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a three week illness. A former teacher in Public schools at Ansonia and Rossburg, Mrs. Horner was born and reared in the former town and had spent most of her life in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves a brother, Virgil T. Wagner, of Nashua, Montana.

Services were held today at Greenville with Rev. William Polhemus, of Daleville, Ind., in charge, and burial was in the Gettysburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Grace Josephine Horner was born Jan. 1, 1876 in Ansonia, OH, the daughter of Adolphus Wagner (b. Miami Co., OH) and Rebecca Slusser. Her husband was Capt. Robert Elmer Horner, age 72.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 19, 1945

Services Held Monday for Infant Pingry.

Carl Edwin Pingry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pingry, passed away at his home Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Besides the parents he leaves to mourn, one brother, Rickey, and one sister, Janet, both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Everett Fenimore of Winchester; and maternal grandfather, Walter Holly of Richmond, and the paternal grandfather, Richard Pingry of Muncie; and several uncles and aunts.

Services were held at the Summers funeral home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. William J. Sayers of Muncie officiating. Burial was in the Weimer cemetery at Saratoga.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 20, 1945

Mrs. C. Wyan Dies Tuesday Afternoon At Home In Bradford.

Mrs. Clara Wyan, 72, passed away at her home in Bradford, Ohio at 3:35 p. m. Tuesday afternoon after a six-week illness from complications.

Surviving are her husband, Andrew; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Reck, Union City, and Miss Ruby Wyan, Bradford; four sons, Robert, Kyle, Union City; Dave Kyle, Gettysburg; Frank Kyle, Piqua, and Ralph Wyan, Bradford; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Miller Funeral home in Gettysburg to the residence where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.

Final rites will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Bradford. Burial will be in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 20, 1945

Services Are Held At Henry, Illinois For C. L. Frazier.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Henry, Illinois, for Clarence L. Frazier, 58, who passed away last Thursday at a hospital there. Burial was in the Henry cemetery.

A resident of Illinois since the age of 17, he leaves his wife, Leota; two daughters, Dorothy and Hollis; three granddaughters, Nancy, Lynda and Clarence; three brothers, Don E. Frazier, of Union City, and Oscar and Ernest Frazier, of Kankakee, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Kemp, also of Union City.

Those attending the services from this city were Mr. and Mrs. Don Frazier and daughter, Donabell, and Albert Williamson and daughters, Billie and Maxine. Mrs. Kemp was unable to attend because of ill health.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Carey E. Whited, 54, operator of a general store at Painter Creek for the past eight years, died very unexpectedly Sunday at his home in the neighboring town from the effects of a heart attack. Whited had formerly resided at Rossburg, where for 20 years he operated both a barber shop and general store.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mabel; one son Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Whited, who is stationed at Ft. McClellan, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Walters, of Ansonia, rural route; three grandchildren; one brother, John Whited, of Piqua, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Reck, of Cincinnati and Mrs. Luella Brown, Dayton.

Services were held Wednesday at Painter Creek with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Carey Elmer Whited was born May 13, 1893 in Wabash Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of John Whited (b. Greene Co., OH) and Emily Lyons (b. Darke Co., OH). Here his wife is named Mabelle.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 20, 1945

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Greenville for Mrs. Martha Finnarn 73, of that city, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon in a Dayton hospital. Rev. Earl Lantz was in charge and burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Immediate survivors include three brothers, William Wilt, of Greenville; Charles and Roy Wilt, both of New Madison, rural route, and a number of nephews and nieces.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 21, 1945

O. P. Keffer Dies At Houston, Texas.

Dr. C. C. Keffer, 312 South Columbia street, Union City, has received word of the death of his brother, O. P. Keffer, who resided at Houston, Texas. Mr. Keffer had visited in Union City several times. He will be buried at College Corner, Ohio, Saturday afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 21, 1945

Relative Of Local Residents Loses Life At Sea.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford S. Meier of Indianapolis were notified by the government on June 19 that their son, Captain Hix Wright Meier, who had been a prisoner of the Japanese since Bataan fell on April 6, 1942, had lost his life at sea on Oct. 24, 1944.

He was one of 1,800 prisoners of war being transferred from the Philippines to Japan when the ship, not being properly identified as carrying prisoners, was attacked and sunk. Only five Americans reportedly survived.

Winchester relatives of Capt. Meier are Mrs. John Christopher, Miss Mable Wright, Mrs. Harry U. Davis and Mrs. Alma Price.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 21, 1945

Darke County Death.

Charles Owens, 69-year-old Hollansburg insurance agent, died Monday afternoon at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, following a 17 week illness.

He leaves his wife, Jessie; two sons, Oral, of Dayton, and Walter E., of Shreveport, La.; two step-sons, Martin Sauser and Sam Sauser, both of Findlay; one grandchild; one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Delmer Alexander, of Hollansburg, and Mrs. Ann Fisher of Midland, Mich.

Services were held Thursday at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in Hollansburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 22, 1945

Well-Known Man From Coletown Dies Thursday.

A well-known Coletown resident, Leo H. Katzenbarger, 79, passed away Thursday morning at the home of a son, Harry, in Indianapolis. He had been visiting his son and family for a week, and became ill with a heart condition.

He was a lifelong resident of Darke county and a prominent retired farmer.

His immediate survivors include, besides his wife, Addie; four daughters, Mrs. Rll Stuck, Union City; Mrs. Charles Martin and Mrs. Ernest Ault, both of Greenville, route four, and Mrs. F. J. Mangen, of Utica, New York; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held at the Coletown Christian church, of which he was a member, on Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 22, 1945

Heart Attack Proves Fatal To Edgar Hill.

Edgar Hill, 76, former Randolph county commissioner, retired farmer and prominent Republican county leader, died suddenly at 7:30 p. m. Thursday at his home two miles west of Farmland. Mr. Hill suffered a heart attack.

Surviving are the widow, Eva; three sons, Earl and Paul, both of Farmland, and Mark, of Marion; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Hill, of Farmland, and one brother, Marion, of Farmland.

Mr. Hill was born in Highland county, Ohio, May 22, 1869, but practically all of his life has been spent in Randolph county in as much as he was brought here when an infant by his parents, Benjamin and Sarah (Morris) Hill.

Mr. Hill was twice married, first, to Cora Thornburg, by which union five children were born, namely: Paul, Earl, Iris, Marcus and Marie. The wife and mother was called to her rest on November16, 1905. In July, 1907, Mr. Hill married Eva McGunegill, of Monroe township. No children were born of the second marriage.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home for burial preparations.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the methodist church in Parker with the Rev. E. F. Lindrey officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. after which the casket will be closed for the services.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland Friday evening. The body will then be removed to the residence.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Levi Bristley, 77, a lifelong Darke county resident, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Arcanum after a one-week illness from heart trouble and complications.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Cora; two sons, Raymond and Charles Bristley, both of Arcanum; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday at the Arcanum U. B. church with Rev. Clyde Jones officiating, and burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 23, 1945

Albert Gwin Dies At Home; Burial Sunday.

Albert C. Gwin, 64, passed away at his home in Modoc at 7:45 a. m. Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Modoc Methodist church with Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating, and burial will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

He is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary F. Gwin and Mrs. Alma Kabel, Mishawaka.

The body will be returned to the home Saturday afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Memorial services for Staff Sgt. Kenneth J. Detrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Detrick, Gettysburg, who was killed in action in Germany, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren. It will be open to the public.

Sgt. Detrick died on April 13, 1945, from wounds sustained three days earlier. He was buried in a U. s. military cemetery.

Besides the parents, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Miriam Detrick. The family requests that friends omit flowers at the services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 23, 1945

Dark County Death.

Mrs. Sarah Cash, 71, wife of Charles Cash, died Wednesday at her farm home, one mile north of Clayton, after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held today in Arcanum, and burial was in Mote cemetery.

Surviving, besides the husband, are six children and eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Perry and Allen Niswonger, both of Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 26, 1945

Mrs. Lydia Weimer Claimed By Death; Services Thursday.

Mrs. Lydia (Tenie) Weimer, 75, died Monday morning at the Brethren church home, Greenville, after a four-year illness.

She was the widow of John Weimer, who for a number of years operated a milling firm, at what is known as Weimer's Mill on the Greenville-Union City road. She was well-known in the Union City community.

A daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia Judy, she was born in Greenville township and was a lifelong resident of Darke county. She was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are one son, Ellis, of Greenville, route four; a daughter, Mrs. Fred McGriff, Dayton; and one grandson.

Services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. G. L. Wine officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Lydia Justine Weimer was born Feb. 11, 1870 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Samuel Judy (b. Greene Co., OH) and Lydia Wilson (b. Greene Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

Lewis H. Shepherd, 56, of Piqua, a Darke county native, died Thursday at Piqua Memorial hospital. Death resulted from a heart condition following surgery

Services were held Sunday at the Piqua Church of God, and burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; two children, Geraldyn and Edsell, both of Piqua, and three brothers, Dan W. Shepherd, Greenville; Grover Shepherd, Ansonia, and Perry Shepherd, Piqua.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 26, 1945

Darke County Death.

John E. Routzong, 83-year-old Darke county native, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, here he was admitted Friday after a lingering illness. His residence was in that city.

He leaves his wife, Margaret; one son, Omer Routzong, Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Smith, Lima, and one brother, Frank Routzong, Greenville, route two.

Services were held Monday in Greenville with Rev. J. B. Henry officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 16, 1861 in Darke Co., OH, the son of William H. Routzong (b. PA) and Elinor Jame Garner (b. Baltimore, MD).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

James Younger Dies At Home In Winchester.

James Robert Younger, Jr., 31, died at his home on Pearl street, Winchester, at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the wife, Marjorie; four children, one son, Keith Robert, and three daughters, Marjorie Jo, Jeroma and Linda Lou; three brothers, John and Philip, both of Winchester, and Pvt. Robert, of Camp Shank, N. Y.; one sister, Juanita, preceded him in death; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Younger; the paternal grandfather, Charles Younger, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mae Shettle, all of Winchester.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Iona E. Oldham, 55, wife of N. D. Oldham, Gettysburg building contractor, died Sunday at her home in that village after a short illness. A resident of the Gettysburg community for the past 25 years, Mrs. Oldham was an active member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren.

Besides the husband she leaves one daughter, Ruth, at home; a son, Sgt. E. R. Oldham, who is stationed at Florence, S. C.; one grandchild, and a sister, Miss Cora Rarrick, of Gettysburg.

Services were held today at the Oakland church with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating, and burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

A paralytic stroke which she suffered 10 days ago caused the death of Mrs. Adeline Lyons, 73, Sunday at her home in Bradford.

She leaves one son, James, of Ansonia; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Brown, of Brewster, Ohio, and Mrs. Isabelle Shafer, of Jacksonville, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Henry Prinzing, Ansonia.

Services were held today with Rev. R. A. Norris in charge, and burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

William F. Whittington, 65, who for several years operated barber shops in both Ansonia and New Weston, died Saturday at his residence, one mile southeast of the latter town.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Elsie; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Shively, Greenville; Mrs. Ethel Lambert, of Alexander, La., and Deliah Whittington, at home; four sons, John, of Ansonia; Paul, of Greenville; Clyde and William, both at home, and six grandchildren. There are also one brother, Herman Whittington of Ansonia, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Hickman, of Xenia; Mrs. Mamie McGee, Van Wert; Mrs. Mabel Marker, Greenville, and Mrs. Catherine Brinker, Detroit.

Services were conducted at Ansonia Tuesday with Rev. J. A. Thornton in Charge, and interment was in Beamsville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

William Wilt, 75, a retired farmer, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a seven-week illness. Wilt had resided in Greenville for the past 22 years.

Surviving are his wife, Ollie; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Adams, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Blanche Young, Norwood, and Mrs. Mary Shewman, of Ann Arbor; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles Wilt, of New Madison and Roy Wilt, of near West Manchester.

Final rites were held today at Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, and interment was at Ft. Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born May 6, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Edward Wilt (b. Darke Co.) and Sarah Shumaker (b. MD).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Ed L. Wiles, 76, died Saturday at his residence in Greenville following a lingering illness.

Services were held Tuesday at New Madison with Rev. Frank Royer in charge, and burial was at Bethel, Ind.

His only immediate survivors are a son, Albert, of Greenville; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Pearl Sargent, 64, wife of George Sargent, died very unexpectedly Sunday at her home in Bradford. Death was attributed to heart failure.

Surviving, besides the husband, are nine daughters and six sons, They are: Etoila Sargent, Mrs. Miriam Hockett, Ms. Neva Houser, Mrs. Olive Ganger and Mrs. Velma Miller, all of Bradford; Mrs. Perry Palsgrove, Troy; Mrs. Fern Cress and Mrs. Maud Henderson, of West Milton; Mrs. Bertha Brumbaugh, Covington; Pvt. Harry Sargent, who is in Panama; Cpl. Marvin, of Downey, Ill.; Carl, of College Park, Md., and Forest, Herbert and Ray, all of Bradford. There are also 29 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Harris Creek Church of the Brethren today, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 28, 1945

Coyner Memorial Services Will Be Held Sunday.

Memorial services for Technical Sergeant Orville J. Coyner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyner, 625 Beech street, Winchester, will be held Sunday afternoon at the Winchester Nazarene church at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. N. B. Herrell officiating.

T-Sgt. Coyner was killed in action Nov. 16, 1943, near Minda in the southwest Pacific. He enlisted in the air corps and received nine months training at Scott Field, Ill., before being sent overseas. He had been overseas four months at the time of his death.

Memorial services have been delayed due to the fact that no definite word had been received by his parents as to is burial.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 28, 1945

Darke County Death.

A former Rossburg resident, Upton Skiggs, 77, died Monday at the Darke County infirmary after a lingering illness. He was a retired laborer.

Services were held in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating, and burial was in the Webster cemetery west of Rossburg. Nephews and nieces are the only survivors.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 29, 1945

Death Claims Wm. Jess Hill; Rites Monday.

A lifelong resident of the community, William Jess Hill, 70, died this morning at 8:10 o'clock at his residence in West Union, near Union City. He suffered a stroke several months ago and had been seriously ill for the past week.

He was born in Darke Count on November 2, 1874, the son of Harvey and Ellen Matthews-Hill and attended the Mississinewa township school near his home. He was married to Olive Welbourn at the Welbourn homestead in 1900 and was a member of the Methodist church in Union City. He followed the occupation of farming until 27 years ago when he moved to West Union and conducted a mechanical shop at his residence.

Survivors include the wife and one sister, Mrs. Charles E. Jones of route one, Union City.

Services will be held at 9:30 p. m. Monday at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating and burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday afternoon and evening and the body will be removed to the residence where friends may call until Monday noon. The casket will be closed during the services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 29, 1945

Mrs. A. Edwards Dies Today After 16 Weeks Illness.

Mrs. Angeline Edwards, 82, passed away at 8:30 a. m. today at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ethel Edwards, who resides east of Hillgrove. She suffered a broken hip 16 weeks ago and for 10 weeks had been receiving care at the Wayne hospital in Greenville.

She was born on October 4, 1862, and was married to Isaac Edwards, who preceded her in death in 1914.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles Landers, Greenville, and Andy Landers, Union City, route three; two sisters, Harriett Landers, Greenville, and Mrs. Mary Hall, also of that city; three grandchildren, Walter and Orville Edwards, both of Union City, route three, and Raymond Edwards, who is in the armed forces and stationed in the Philippines, and eight great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. One was an infant and the other was Luther, who died in 1942.

[Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Stocker Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment was made in the Greenville cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 29, 1945

Death Claims Warren Adams; Rites Today.

Funeral services for Warren (Jimmie) Adams, 65, of Parker, who died Tuesday at the Ball hospital in Muncie, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Parker Friends church with Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mabel; one daughter, May Ann; one step-daughter, Anneta Smith; one step-son, Willard Smith of the armed forces; and two sisters, Mary and Amanda Adams, both of Parker.

Mr. Adams was a member of the Parker Friends church, the Masonic lodge and the I. O. O. F. lodge.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 29, 1945

George Huston Does Thursday At Home In Parker.

George A. Huston, 74, passed away at his home in Parker Thursday morning at 5 o'clock following a lingering illness.

Surviving are one sister, Isa J. Huston of Parker.

Mr. Huston was a member of the Parker Methodist church.

Funeral services for Mr. Huston will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Parker Methodist church with Rev. E. F. Landry officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 29, 1945

Son Of Former Spartanburg Resident Killed.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard McKinsick of Spartanburg have received word of the death of their nephew, Burial McCristy, E. M. 1-c, 27, of the naval air force. He was killed in Action while attempting to crash land on a carrier off the coast of Japan on June 23, according to word received.

A graduate of the Purdue university school of engineering, he entered the service in 1941.

He is survived by a wife and two children who live in Ohio, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. McCristy of Rockford, O., former residents of Spartanburg.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 30, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dohme, of Greenville, route one, have received word from the War Department that their son, Pvt. Denver Dohme, 26, had died in a hospital in England on June 17. The message did not disclose any details but Pvt. Dohme had been seriously wounded in action in Germany on March 5, and it is presumed that the wounds were responsible for his death. He entered service in July, 1944, and was sent overseas last January.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Martha, and three young children, Leta, David and William Dennis; all of Arcanum route three; a brother, Herbert, and two sisters, Mrs. James Brown and Mrs. Ellen Nealeigh.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 30, 1945

Darke County Death.

John (Jed) Dwyer, 71, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at his late home in Dayton.

Services were held Friday at Greenville with Father John A. Gnau officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary's Catholic church cemetery there.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lorene, and four brothers, Tom, Greenville; Ed of Elyria; Lawrence of Abilene, Texas, and Dennis, of Joliet, Ill.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 30, 1945

Darke County Death.

William H. Tillman, 67-year-old Greenville bank executive, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there following a year's illness from heart trouble. Mr. Tillman was cashier of the Citizen's state Bank, with which he had been connected for the past 42 years. He was a member of both the Darke county and Ohio State Bankers' associations, and also a member of the Greenville Masonic lodge and the First Christian church there.

Immediate survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary Tillman, of Ansonia, route one; a son, Atty. Howard J. Tillman, Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Fern Rehmert and Mrs. Frank Tilden, both of Greenville, and a brother, Chat Tillman, of Piqua.

Services were held today at Greenville with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating, and burial was in the city cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born May 30, 1878 in Darke Co., OH, the son of John A. Tillman (b. Darke Co., OH) and Mary C. Hidy (b. Wabash Co., OH). He was widowed but his wife was Vermille Rohn-Tillman.]

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