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

Winchester Pioneer School Teacher Dies.

Emily Isabelle Edger, 87 years old, died Saturday at at the Bethesda hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Winchester on November 4, 1858 the daughter of Edward and Jane Grey (Putnam) Edger and was the last survivor of their children.

The chief interest of her life was the training of children under school age, both in kindergarten and in the primary department of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a lifelong member. Early in her life she associated with Miss Flora Steele in establishing a private kindergarten in Winchester and they operated such a school for ten years. Then the public school authorities of Winchester, impressed by the success and importances of the enterprise, established the first public kindergarten in Indiana, with Miss Edger and Miss Steele in charge.

These two devoted women trained conscientiously for their work at Miss Blaker's school in Indianapolis and at Hull House in Chicago under the celebrated Jane Adams.

Miss Edger continued her teaching for some years after the death of Miss Steele and resigned her position with the public schools in 1933, after fifty years of continuous work at the task she loved and in which she was one of the pioneers in this part of the country.

The strength of her personality, her conviction in the correctness of her methods and her tireless energy and devotion to children made her an outstanding figure in the community and carried an influence for good through many generations of our citizens.

Her brothers, Edward Shields Edger and William A. Edger, died many years ago and left no descendants. Her nearest relatives are the children and descendants of her deceased sisters, Elizabeth P. Goodrich, Mary Jane Semans, Sarah E. Macy and Harriett E. Diggs.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence on East South street at 4:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Interment was in Fountain Park cemetery.

[See Will extract published July 10, 1945 that names children heirs of her sisters.]

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

Darke County Death.

Lloyd Vantilburg, Jr., 19, Greenville, died Thursday at a U. S. Medical hospital at Springfield, Mo., following an eight-month illness. He formerly served in the navy, enlisting on October 18, 1943. He received a medical discharge in April, 1944, after completing his basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Immediate survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vantilburg, Sr., Greenville; a brother, Carl, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Cletus Burbanks, of Dayton, and Mrs. Verlin Condon, of Pitsburg.

Services were held Monday in Greenville with Rev. Gin Meyer officiating.

[Miller Funeral Home Records say very little except that he was born in Darke Co. OH and was single. No birth date or mother's name was given.]

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

Darke County Death.

Fred H. Requarth, 62, of Northridge, a former Greenville resident, died Thursday at Short's Landing, near Fort Loramie, from the effects of a heart attack.

Services were held Monday at Dayton, and burial was in Greenville cemetery.

He leaves his wife, five children, nine grandchildren, one brother and four sisters.

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

Father Of Local Teacher Dies Suddenly Monday.

Joe Kidder, 64, father of John Kidder, teacher in the Winchester city schools, died suddenly Monday morning at his home southeast of Portland.

Besides the son, John, he is survived by the wife, two daughters, and another son.

Funeral services for Mr. Kidder will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Bruff Point church with Rev. Parry in charge.

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

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

J. S. Tetley, Retired Farmer Succumbs Today.

Josiah Scott Tetley, 80, was claimed by death at 4:30 o'clock this morning at his residence, 803 West Hickory street, Union City, following a three-week illness.

On April 30, 1865 he was born at College Corner, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Martha Smith-Tetley, and attended the school near his home. He was married to Nellie M. Buckley at Belfast, New York, on November 20, 1890, and was a member of the Methodist church in Union City. He was a life member of the Elks lodge, number 304, at Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and was a retired farmer and fruit grower.

Surviving besides the wife, are one sister, Mrs. Orpha Barnum, 714 East Elm street, Union City, and several nieces and nephews.

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

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

John E. Gibson Dies Wednesday At Residence.

John Ellsworth Gibson, 77, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence four and a-half miles northwest of Union City after an illness of seven months due to a heart condition. He was born June 9, 1868 at New Weston, Ohio, the son of Isaac and Sophia Schell-Gibson and attended the school near his home.

In 1892 he was married to Mary Fohel at Rossburg and to this union were born three children. In 1909 she preceded him in death and in 1912 he was married to Maud Alexander at New Weston and they became the parents of seven children. Mr. Gibson has followed the occupation of farming all his life and for the past 16 years has been a resident in the state of Indiana. He was a member of the Methodist church in Union City.

Survivors, besides his wife, include six daughters, Mrs. Helen Spearman, of Dayton; Mrs. Irma Moyer, of Piqua; Mrs. Reda Spring, of California; Mrs. Agatava Imel, of Fort Recovery; Mrs. Shirley Burk, of Union City, route one; and Miss Icy May Gibson, at home; four sons, Ozro Gibson, of Dayton; Pvt. Kritson Gibson, stationed on Guam; Sgt. Willard Gibson, in Germany; and Calvin Gibson, at home; two step-children,Mrs. Edith Davenport, at Rossburg; and Wilbert Moore, at Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cottrell and Mrs. Hattie Foster, of New Weston; Mrs. Ada Mannix, of Michigan; two brothers, Harley Gibson, of Dayton and Blaine Gibson, of Piqua; ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Shook cemetery at Rossburg. The body has been returned to the residence where friends may call and will be taken to the funeral home an hour before the services. The casket will be closed during the final rites.

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

Mother Passes Away.

Mrs. Harry Powers, 621 West Hickory street, Union City, has received word that her mother, Mrs. C. S. Pike, passed away at 6 p. m. Wednesday at her residence in Long Beach, California. She had been in ill health for the past two years.

Survivors include the husband. Mrs. Powers is planning to attend the funeral services to be held at Long Beach.

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

Darke County Death.

Miss Bridget Kelly, 89, a former Greenville resident, died Saturday evening at Taylors Creek, a Cincinnati suburb, following a six-week illness.

Several nieces and nephews are the only survivors.

Services were held Wednesday at Greenville with Father Blottman officiating, and burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic church cemetery in Greenville.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Hulda Voigt, 59, was found dead in bed Monday at her farm home, one mile west of Ansonia, by her husband, Frank. Death was attributed to a heart attack which followed a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Earnest, of Ansonia; three grandchildren; two brothers, Otto Giese, of West Salem, Ill., and Herman Giese, of Evansville, Indiana, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Howard, of West Salem, Ill.

Services were held Wednesday at Ansonia with Rev. W. H. Fields, of Springfield, in charge. Burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Mrs. C. Pegg Dies Tuesday In West Virginia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clyde [?] Pegg, 64, of Farmland, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Knnaman in Charleston, West Va., Tuesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her residence in Farmland with Rev. Ross Richey officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She was the widow of Milo Pegg. Surviving besides the daughter at whose home she died, are two sisters, Mrs. Howard Wilson of Danville, Ill. And Mrs. Bonnie Kirsche of Farmland; and one grandson.

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

Memorial Rites Sunday For Pfc Hubbard.

Memorial services for Pfc. Murray Hubbard will be held Sunday afternoon, July 8, at 2 o'clock at the Popular Run Friends church with Rev. George Addington officiating.

Pfc. Hubbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hubbard, was wounded in action in France on Jan. 19, 1945, and died in a hospital in France on Feb. 13. He entered the service Jan. 28, 1943. He was graduated from the Modoc high school with the class of 1941.

Besides the parents he is survived by the widow, Vera (Hoover) Hubbard; a small son, Edward Michael; and two brothers, Pvt. Vernon at Camp Farmin, Tex., and Robert, at home.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Emma Hiestand, 93, widow of the late Ezra Hiestand, died Monday at her farm home, two miles northwest of Rossburg, following a four-month illness.

Immediate survivors include one son, John, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Minnich, Greenville, and Mrs. Myrtle Duckwall, of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mattie Kennison, of Red River.

Services were held Thursday at Rossburg with Rev. Noble Schlecty and Rev. Thornton officiating. Burial was in Webster cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Florence Emma Hiestand was born Oct. 6, 1852 at Ithaca, OH, the daughter of Henry H. McEowen (b. Warren Co., OH) and Melissa Millett (b. Greenville).]

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

Eunice Connor Dies Thursday At Farmland Home.

Mrs. Eunice E. Connor, 84 year old, passed away at her home in Farmland Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock.

She was the widow of Dr. William W. Conner.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ruby of Albany, N. Y.; one son, Jesse Conner of Pasadena, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Egta Cooper of Clarksburg, Ind.; and one brother Samuel H. Moore of near Greenfield, Ind.

The body will remain at the Thornburg funeral home where friends may call and where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. Ross Ritchey officiating. Interment will be in the Eden cemetery south of Pendleton.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Kate Proctor, 87, a resident of the Brethren church home in Greenville for the past 20 years, died there Wednesday after an extended illness. A former resident of Phillipsburg, she leaves a foster son, Roy Womboldt, of Laingsburg, Mich., and six grandchildren. She was a member of the Salem Church of the Brethren where services were held Saturday with Rev. J. W. Fidler in charge. Burial was in the Salem cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 19, 1857 in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Reed and Mary Clopert (both b. Montgomery Co., OH). She was a widow of John Proctor.]

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

Darke County Death.

Charles S. Albright, 82, a retired Greenville funeral director, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital there from the effects of injuries he sustained Monday in a fall from a cherry tree at his residence, 310 Central avenue. Albright was active as a funeral director there for 30 years, retiring in 1917.

His wife, Edna, and seven nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

Christian Science funeral services were held Saturday at Greenville with Mrs. Bertha Wenger officiating, and interment was in the mausoleum at the cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Cool, Covington, that their son, First Lt. Albert B. Cool, 28, who has been missing in action over Lorient, France, since June 13, 1944, has been officially declared dead as of June 14, 1945.

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

Infant Son Dies.

Paul Wayne Keener, four-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Keener of Portland, route six, died at the residence this morning.

Survivors besides the parents, include several brothers and sister. The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City and final rites are pending. Burial will be made at the Nashville cemetery.

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

War Department Confirms Death Of Sgt. Bailey.

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bailey, Winchester route two, who operate the Quick Cleaners and Shoe Rebuilding on West Oak street, Union City, received a War Department telegram this morning stating that their son, Staff Sergeant Albert M. Bailey, 22, had been killed in action over Germany on September 9, 1944.

He was formerly reported missing in action on that date, and the telegram stated that a confirming letter follows. A second son, James M. Bailey, Jr., F1-C, has been missing in action since July 6, 1943 in the battle at Kula Gulf in the Solomons.

Sgt. Bailey entered the service July 25, 1941 and received specialized training at Amarillo, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, before being assigned to a Fortress crew and overseas combat duty. He left the States the last week in April, 1944.

While serving as tail gunner of a Flying Fortress, he was awarded the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster while participating on a number of combat missions over Europe.

He was born on March 11, 1923 in Winchester, the son of Albert and Marguerite McNees-Bailey, and attended the Dunkirk high school. He had spent most of his life in Winchester and prior to entering the service was an employe of the MacDonald's camp, east of Richmond. Sgt. Bailey was a member of the Dunkirk Methodist church.

Surviving besides the parents and one brother, are two other brothers, Robert Neal, MoMM, 3-C, home on leave before reporting to Chicago; and Gene, at home; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Mumbower, of Eaton, Indiana; the maternal grandfather, A. B. McNees, Mishawaka, Indiana, and a small nephew, Raymond Mumbower, also of Eaton.

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

Effie Keltner Dies At Hospital In Greenville.

Effie Belle Keltner, 64, passed away at the Wayne hospital in Greenville, Ohio, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Keltner had been taken to the hospital Thursday night. Death was due to complications.

She was born in Jay county July 21, 1880, the daughter of Andrew J. and Margaret (Darst) Kesler. On Dec. 27, 1889 she was married to Henry L. Keltner who survives. They resided on a farm one-half mile east of North Salem on the Jay and Randolph county line.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Lester of Troy, O., Gerald of Greenville, O., and Evan of near North Salem; the mother, Margaret; two brothers, Ross Kesler of Rose Hill, O., and Lewis of Oregon City, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Ashton of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. J. S. Miller of Houston, Tex.; and four grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Keltner will be held at the Pleasant Hill church, east of North Salem, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence, east of North Salem, Tuesday morning where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Alice B. Schneck, 81, wife of Charles Schneck, a retired Darke county farmer, died very unexpectedly Friday at her residence in Greenville, from the effects of a heart attack.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Pierre V. Coppess, of Bradford, route one, and Mrs. Clara Saylor, Dayton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Bert Shafer, of Gettysburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Seman, Greenville; Mrs. Albert Rhodeheffer, of near Cosmos; Mrs. Lawrence Kreider, Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Samuel Fair, Bradford, rural route.

Services were held near Gettysburg Monday, and burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death.

Alice Johnson, 79, died Friday evening at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lewis Grubbs, Arcanum, following a lingering illness

Besides Mrs. Grubbs, two other sisters survive.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Stutz and Sando funeral home, Arcanum, with Rev. Clyde Jones officiating. Burial will be at Ft. Jefferson.

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

Mrs. Cora McLain Succumbs Sunday; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Chester Seman, 616 North Howard street, Union City, has reported that her mother, Mrs. Cora McLain, 71, passed away Sunday at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton following a six-weeks illness from complications.

A former resident of Versailles, she was residing in Dayton at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Grace McNay.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 o. m. at the Miller funeral home in Versailles with Rev. Dowty in charge. Interment will be in the cemetery there.

She leaves, besides the two daughters, two sons, Carl L. McLain, Arcanum, and Miller W. McLain, Roselle, N. J.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother.

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

County Physician Dies At Home In Winchester.

Dr. James H. Moroney, 89 years old, Randolph county physician for almost 60 years, died at 7 o'clock Sunday night at his home, 117 East Franklin street, Winchester, following an illness of several weeks.

A native of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Dr. Moroney received his B. S. degree from Ohio Northern university in 1879 and received his Doctor of medicine degree from Ohio State university in 1885. He started practice of medicine at Osgood, Ohio, and in 1886 he moved to Carlos. In 1893 he moved to Lynn and came to Winchester in 1905.

Dr. Maroney was a member of the Randolph County Medical association, the Winchester Holy Name society and the K. of C. lodge of Union City.

He is survived by the widow, Emma.

Funeral services for Dr. Moroney will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Winchester Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. Joseph C. Alder officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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

Catholic friends are requested to be at the residence Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock to say the Rosary.

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

Mrs. D. Simon, Aged Resident, Dies Tuesday.

Mrs. Dora Simon, 83, wife of Herman Simon, a retired Union City business man, passed away at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County Hospital in Winchester. She sustained a broken hip five weeks ago at her residence, 229 North Union street, and had been hospitalized since that time.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on December 8, 1862, the daughter of Morris and Jetta Carre-Linderman. The family moved to Lima, Ohio, and she attended school there.

Later residing at Cincinnati, she was married on April 20, 1891, and they moved to Union City 54 years ago. Mrs. Simon was a member of the Jewish Temple at Cincinnati.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call Wednesday evening.

The remains will be taken to Cincinnati Thursday morning where final rites will be held at 2 o'clock that afternoon at the Weil Mortuary with Rabbi Victor E. Reichert in charge. Burial will be in the Walnut Hills cemetery there.

There are no immediate survivors besides the husband. A twin sister, Mrs. Susie Ludwig, died two months ago at Miami Beach Florida.

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

Former Resident Dies At Anderson.

Funeral services for Finley Bolen, 70, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his residence in Anderson, Ind. Mr. Bolen was a former resident of this city where he studied law under Judge Shockney and was a brother of the late Ruben Bolen. For several years he has been employed at the Remy company at Anderson.

Mrs. Ruben Bolen, Miss Beth Bolen of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Winn Freisner of Five Points will attend the funeral rites.

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

Lennie Slusher Dies At Home In Rural Wednesday.

Lennie E. Slusher, 68 years old, passed away at her home in Rural at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. She was the widow of the late Alva Slusher.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Chester Retz of near Winchester; one son, Orval of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Harris of Texas, Mrs. Grace Thornburg of San Diego, Calif., and Sara B. Dale of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Jacob Barker of Texarkana, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations and where friends may call after 6 p. m. Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Darke County Death.

Theodore Henninger, 65-year-old Monroe township farmer, died Sunday at his residence, three miles south of Pitsburg, after a short illness.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; four sons, Bern Henninger, Greenville; Donald, of Pitsburg; True, of Dayton, and Leo, at home; one daughter, Faith Henninger, at home; two grandchildren; a brother, Carl, of Arcanum, rural route, and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Brenner, who lives in Arkansas; Mrs. Edith Garrison, Arcanum; Mrs. Emma Garrison, of New York state; Mrs. Alda McClain, of Indianapolis, and Miss Florence Henninger, Cincinnati.

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

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

Darke County Death.

Elias Oswalt, 81, a well-known Twin township farmer, died Sunday at his home, two miles west of Arcanum, following an illness of more that a years duration.

Immediate survivors include three daughters, Grace Oswalt, at home; Mrs. Onda Miller, of Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Eby, Philadelphia, Pa.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters.

Services were held Thursday at the Oswalt residence with Rev. T. B. Maurer officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Death Claims Mary J. Morris; Rites Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Morris, 70 years old, widow of late Madison Edward Morris, who passed away Thursday evening at her home in Lynn, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Morris of near Lynn; two sons, Deloss King of Near Lynn, and Sam Morris of Lafayette, Ind.; two brothers, Will Baxter of Hartford City, and Ora Baxter of Little Rock, Ark.; one grandson, Denzil Alexander, stationed in Germany; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren and one step-grand-child.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 7 p. p. Friday.

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

Darke County Death.

Jesse Rodeheffer, 71, a former resident of Arcanum, died Wednesday at the Darke county infirmary from the effects of a heart attack. He had been at the infirmary for the past nine months.

Services were held Friday at Arcanum with Rev. Walter Swinger in charge. Burial was in Newcomer's cemetery.

Nephews and nieces are the only surviving relatives.

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

Services Held Sunday For Mrs. DeHoff.

Funeral services were held in Greenville Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Minerva Ann DeHoff, 80, who died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lennon, corner of Park Drive and Ft. Recovery road. Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiated, and burial was in the Manuel cemetery near Coletown.

Mrs. DeHoff was born and reared in Washington township and had been a lifelong member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren. Her parents were the late John and Mary Cox.

She leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Ralph Halladay, Union City, route three, and Mrs. Jonas Royer, Greenville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Cox and a sister, Mrs. Laura Bickle, both of Greenville, route four.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 30, 1864 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Cox and Mary Crowell (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was the widow of Moses DeHoff.]

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

Jacob Replogle Dies Monday At Residence.

A well-know retired farmer and dairyman, Jacob S. Replogle, 79, was claimed by death Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at his residence, southeast of Union City on route 71, following a one week illness from complications.

A lifelong resident of Ohio, he was born on June 22, 1866 in Darke county, the won of Jacob and Abigale Jones-Replogle. He attended the Rose Hill school, and later was graduated from Ansonia high school.

On May 16, 1885 he was married to Ida Jane McEowen at Rossburg, Ohio, who preceded him in death of October 19, 1938. Mr. Replogle was a member of the Methodist church in Union City.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call any time after Wednesday afternoon.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters Miss Lucille Replogle, at home, and Mrs. Joe Welch, Union City; two sons, Ray Replogle, Los Angeles California, and Anderson Repogle, Rockford, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah King, Union City.

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

Darke County Death.

O. L. Feierstein, 79, a retired Greenville cement worker, died Saturday at Wayne hospital there after a short illness.

He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Spinall of Fletcher, and Susan Chanos and Mrs. Florence Schutz, both of Greenville, and two sons, George of Portland and Sgt. Howard Feierstein, now a patient at a regional army medical center at Shreveport, La.

Services were held in Greenville Monday with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Services To Be Thursday For Avon Replogle.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday at the Teegarden Congregational Christian church for Avon S. Replogle, 57, who died Tuesday morning at the local hospital from internal injuries he suffered in a fall Monday evening at his residence, northeast of Union City on the Wenrick pike. Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. M. V. Smith will be the officiating ministers, and burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

Mr. Replogle was in his barnyard and had climbed a pole while trying to fix a light. He fell 10 feet and lit on his back, striking his head against a cement walk. The attending physician reported that no ones were broken.

He was born in Darke county on April 21, 1888, the son of William and May (Riegel) Replogle, and attended the Cottonwood school, near Woodington. On May 23, 1917 he was married to Mabel Ream at the United Brethren parsonage in Union City by Rev. James Replogle. H had followed the occupation of farming, and was a lifelong resident of Ohio.

Immediate survivors include his wife; one son, George, at home; three brothers, Jim Replogle of Greenville; Lloyd Replogle of Ansonia, route one, and Donald Replogle, Dayton, and three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Rhoades, Greenville; Mrs. Jessie Smith, Union City, route five, and Mrs. Wanda Runner, Greenville route four.

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

His uncle, Jacob Replogle passed away Monday evening at his residence southeast of Union City.

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held Monday at Versailles for Otto D. Manship, 67, formerly of South Bend, Ind., whose death occurred Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ira I. Spenny, in the neighboring town. Burial was a Middle Point, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie, and one other sister, Mrs. Vaughn Legg, of Toledo.

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

Darke County Death.

Charles (Patter) Riffle, 72, a native and lifelong resident of Ansonia, was found dead Saturday in his home in the neighboring town. Medical examiners attributed death to a heart attack.

Several cousins are the only surviving relatives.

Services were held Tuesday at the Fisher funeral home, and burial was at Ansonia.

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

Darke County Death.

Charles F. Schafer, 79-year-old Greenville township farmer, died Saturday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton.

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

Immediate survivors include two sons, Leo, of Greenville, route four, and Ira, of Minister; one foster son, George Grant, Greenville route four; three grandchildren; a brother, Warren Schafer, Greenville, route five, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Meier, Greenville, route one; and Mrs. Charles Kruckeberg and Mrs. Christ Grote, both of Greenville, route five.

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services for Sgt. Andrew V. Thompson, 24, who was drowned last Thursday while swimming in a lake near an army air base at Homestead, Fla., were held Wednesday at the Ansonia Christian church. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Sgt. Thompson, formerly of Ansonia, met death while on a picnic with his wife, Jean Schmidt-Thompson, and two soldier buddies. He had served in the army air forces since September, 1942.

Besides his wife, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson, Ansonia, and two brothers, Robert and Ralph, both of that city.

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

Rosa Livengood Dies Thursday At Residence.

Miss Rosa Livengood, 75, passed away Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her residence, 813 West Oak street, Union City from the effects of a stroke she suffered Wednesday evening.

Well-known in this community, she was born in Darke county on February 5, 1870, the daughter of Jacob and Maria Barnhouse-Livengood. She had been an employe of the Backstay Welt company in Union City since October 1, 1902, a period of 43 years, and was one of the first two ladies to work for that company.

She had been a member of the First Christian church here since 1888, having been very active in the church and belonging to the Women's Service council.

She leaves a brother, Rev. Owen Livengood of Huntington, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Smith, Union City, and Mrs. Edith Wolf, Ansonia, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the First Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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

Lt. James Clark Killed In Service On June 21.

The price which must be paid to keep the principles which freedom loving people hold dear again struck home today when Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Clark of South Meridian street, Winchester, were notified by the war department that their son, Lt. J. R. Clark of the U. S. army air force, had been killed in service on June 21. No further details were given.

It is believed that he was a P-51 fighter pilot operating in the Pacific area.

Lt. Clark was graduated from the Winchester high school with the class of 1941. He was an all-around sport star and very active in all school activities. At the time of his enlistment in the air corps he was taking a pre-medical course at Indiana university.

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

Darke County Death.

Services were conducted Thursday at the Versailles Christian church for Robert Harn, 31, whose death occurred last Friday in a medical center hospital at Tuscon, Arizona.

Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Harn, Versailles; a wife, Martha Well-Harn; one son, James, and two sisters.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1945

Crash Injury Fatal To Darke County Sheriff.

Arthur Hartle, 55, Darke county sheriff who resided in Greenville, died Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at Mercy hospital, Jackson, Mich., of injuries received in an automobile accident near that city Sunday night.

The accident occurred while Hartle, accompanied by three Darke county men was on his way home from a fishing trip in Canada. Michigan police have arrested Edgar A. Cochran, 55, of Leslie, Mich., whose car side-swiped Sheriff Hartle's car forcing it into a ditch, on a charge of driving without a license.

Survivors of Mr. Hartle are his wife, Elizabeth; four sons in the armed forces, Lt (j. g.) Merle W. Hartle, San Francisco APO; Lt. (j. g.) Nelson B. Hartle, New York City; Sgt. Zane Hartle in Belgium, and Ralph E. Hartle, aerial radio technician first class, Traverse City, Mich.; his father, 89, Greenville, and brother, Charles of Logansport, Ind.

Mrs. Hartle and Ralph were at the bedside when he died.

Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Grace Lutheran church in Greenville with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

Sheriff Hartle, a Republican, known to friends as "Whitey," was serving his fifth year as sheriff of Darke county. He was a member of the Greenville Elks lodge, Masonic lodge, Eagles lodge at Versailles and Knights of Pythias at Palestine.

Immediately after his death Judge Vernon L. Marshal of common pleas court appointed Deputy Sheriff E. R. Pequignot as acting sheriff, pending the appointment of a permanent successor. Commissioners will meet Monday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1945

Death Claims Mrs. Creviston At Son's Home.

Mrs. Eugenie Elizabeth Crevison, 74 years old, who resided two miles northeast of Union City, passed away Sunday morning at 3 o'clock at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cain, one and a-half miles northeast of the city, after a six-months illness from complications.

She was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, on December 31, 1870, the daughter of Eli and Eleanor Shiltz-Huff and came to this community when 14-months old. She attended the school near her home and was married to John Cain who preceded her in death. Several years later she was united in marriage to Bruce Crevison who passed away a few years ago. At an early age she was confirmed in the Lutheran church in this city.

Survivors besides the son are one granddaughter, Mrs. Wilbur Sierer, of near the Jackson, Ohio school and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating and interment will be made in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Robert H. Plessinger, 37-year-old Greenville florist, died at his residence after an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma, an 11-month-old son, Michael; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Plessinger, Greenville, and two brothers, Carl, of that city, and Lloyd of Versailles.

Services were conducted from the residence Saturday with Rev. Frank Thomas in charge. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

David Metzger, 85, a lifelong resident of Darke county, died Thursday at his farm home, southeast of Willowdell, after a two-week illness.

His only survivor is a son, Rudolph, who resides in California.

Services were held Sunday at Willowdell with Rev. J. C. Pilch officiating, and burial was at the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Cora D. O'Brien, Greenville florist, died Thursday at her residence.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Henry and Francis O'Brien, both of Greenville; two grandchildren and four sisters, Miss Flo Lehman and Mrs. Pearl Carter, both of Anderson, Ind., and Miss Bessie Lehman and Mrs. Anna Davis, of Bradford.

Services were held Monday in Greenville with Rev. G. D. Letner officiating, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Union City Native Dies At Charlotte.

A native of Union City, Harry ?. Rubey, 64, died Monday morning at Charlotte, North Carolina after surgery had been performed following a two-week serious illness.

He was born in this city on April 4, 1881, the son of Joe and Martha Sharp-Rubey, and attended the West Side school until the age of 12 when he moved with his family to Cincinnati. He was a Mason and employe of the Ohio Truck Transport Division.

He leaves his wife, Peggy; a daughter, Maxine and grandchild of Dayton. Three cousins, Fr. Fred McK. Ruby, Jim Rubey and Miss Nelle Rubey, reside in Union City.

Services will be held Thursday at Charlotte, and burial will be in a cemetery there.

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

John Lee, 72, Dies At Home In Modoc Sunday.

John P. W. Lee, 72 years old, died at 9:20 o'clock Sunday evening at his home in Modoc.

Surviving are the widow, Martha; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sedgwick of Hagerstown; one son, George of Vandalia, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Farquhar of Crown Point, Mrs. Jennie Hernley of Chicago, and Mrs. Josie Wood of Portland; one brother, Smith Lee of Modoc; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Lee will be conducted at the Modoc Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. F. Landrey and Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating. Interment will be in the Little Creek cemetery.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparation and will be returned to the home Tuesday morning where friends may call.

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

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Westfield, Ind.

Word has been received here of the death of L. M. Klester, 75, a former resident of Winchester, who passed away at his home in Westfield, Ind., Monday morning around 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Klester had been ill for four weeks.

Surviving are the wife, Lula; one daughter, Mrs. George White of Winchester; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Klester will be held in Westfield.

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

Darke County Death.

Frederick L. Deem, 42, of Greenville route three, near Sharpeye, died Friday at Patterson Field post hospital, where he was admitted July 1 shortly after accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen. The accident occurred in Skyway Park, near Fairfield, where Deems accidentally discharged a revolver as he was twirling it around his finger.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie E.; a daughter, Donna; his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Deem, of Eldorado; four brothers, William, of Richmond; Ernest, of West Alexandria, and Harry and Russell, of Dayton, and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Arthur, of Eldorado; Mrs. Alva Horine, of Eaton, and Mrs. Charles Summers, Dayton.

Services were held Sunday in Greenville, and burial was at Ft. Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 14, 1903 in Preble Co., OH, the son of John Deem (b. Middletown, OH) and Kathryn Petry (b. Preble Co., OH).]

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

Darke County Death.

Funeral services were held in Columbus Monday for Dr. Joseph L. Johnson, 72, American minister to Liberia during the administration of President Wilson. Dr. Johnson died at his home in Columbus Thursday, after a short illness. A native of Darke county, he received degrees from both Ohio Northern University and Howard University at Washington, D. C., and had been a medical practitioner in Columbus for several years. In 1914 he was appointed as U. S. Minister to Liberia and later represented that country at the Versailles Peace conference. He also once served as chairman of the board of trustees at Wilberforce University near Xenia, Ohio.

Surviving are two brothers, William and Fred of Dayton; a son, Dr. Walter J. Johnson, Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Travola J. Adams, Washington, and a sister, Mrs. Katherine M. Johnson, Chicago.

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

Last Rites For Suicide Victim Will Be Friday.

Last rites for James Heaston, 56 years old, who hanged himself in a corn crib at the home of his brother-in-law, Webster (Webb) Pratt, three and one-half miles northeast of Saratoga, near the village of New Pittsburg, at 5:15 p. m. Tuesday, will be conducted at the Baird funeral chapel in Portland Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery near Ridgeville.

The American Legion will conduct services at the grave.

The body has been removed from the Baird funeral home in Portland to the Pratt home where friends may call.

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

Nancy A. Warren Dies Wednesday; Services Sunday.

Nancy Anna Warren, 78, passed away Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock at the home of a nephew, Glen Warren, 11 miles northwest of Union City, located two miles northwest of North Salem. She had been ill for several years from complications.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born near Saratoga on February 18, 1867, the daughter of James and Sarah Miller-Warren. She attended the Weimer school, near Saratoga, and was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ. For the past 12 years she and resided with her nephew.

The only survivors besides the nephew, are another nephew, Roscoe Warren, Tellaire, Calif.; and three nieces, Mrs. George Petit, Puxico, Mo.; Mrs. Blanche Whitten, Tellaire; and Mrs. E. A. Brosey, New Castle.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after Saturday noon.

Final rites will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lisbon church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Kate L. Threewitts, 71, wife of David W. Threewitts, proprietor of a general store at New Madison for the past 35 years died Monday at her home in the neighboring town. She had been critically ill for the past three weeks.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Byron L. Bourran, of West Alexandria; four daughters, Mrs. C. M. Bowen, and Mrs. Charles Quick, both of Cleveland; Mrs. Wendell Lamb, of Amboy, Ind., and Mrs. Thomas Wenrick, Middletown; seven granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Eliker, New Madison; Mrs. Earl Mikesell, New Paris, and Mrs. Russell Mikesell, of Arlington, O., and one brother, Henry Hartman, Dayton.

Services were held Thursday at the New Madison U. B. church with Rev. M. B. Klepinger officiating, and burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 12, 1874 at New Madison, OH, the daughter of J. A. Hartman (b. PA) and Mary Ann Noggle (b. OH).]

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

Darke County Death.

Charles W. Swihart, 52, died very unexpectedly Monday at his farm residence, east of Ansonia, from the effects of a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, Charles, and three daughters, Mrs. June Winthrow, Dorothy Swihart and Mary Ann Swihart, all at home; one grandchild; his step-mother, Mrs. James Swihart of Trotwood, and a half-brother, Orville Swihart, and a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Bowser, also of Trotwood.

Services were held today near Greenville, and burial was in the St. John's Lutheran church cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Charles Willard Swihart was born Oct. 7, 1893 in Preble Co., OH, the son of James Swihart and Erie Guntle (both b. Preble Co., OH).]

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

Mrs. Clara Reichard Succumbs At Chicago Thursday Evening.

Mrs. Clara Reichard, 65, of Chicago, passed away at 7 p. m. Thursday at a hospital in that city following a heart attack she suffered a few hours earlier. She was born in Darke county i 1880, the daughter of John and Mary Jones, and was graduated from the Union City East Side high school in 1897.

She was married to W. A. Reichard, and had lived in Fort Recovery and vicinity for 35 years.

She leaves, besides the husband, two sons, Floyd and Lowell of Chicago; one granddaughter; four brothers, Charles and John Jones, both of Union City, George Jones, Hagerstown, and Guy Jones of Ft. Wayne.

Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet.

[Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Chicago and burial was in a cemetery there.]

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

Father Passes Away.

Word has been received in Union City that Albert Callon dropped dead Thursday at Aurora, Indiana. His son, Clarence Callon, who entered the armed forces Wednesday, was chief clerk at the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., in this city.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Aurora.

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

Elsie Elliot Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Elsie Elliot, 46 years old, of Deerfield, passed away at the Randolph County hospital early Thursday morning. She had been removed to the hospital following a heart attack which she suffered while in Winchester Wednesday morning.

Surviving are the husband, H. A.; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Liston of Philadelphia, Pa., Miss Helen Elliott of Richmond; and one son, Gene, serving with the air force somewhere in the Pacific.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Milton Parsons officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery in Gas City.

The body will be removed to the residence in Deerfield from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville Friday afternoon where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death.

John Henninger, 66-year-old Monroe township farmer, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a three-week illness. His farm residence was one-half mile north of Pitsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Stella; one daughter, Mrs. Naomi H. Roan, of Greenville; two sons, Joseph, who serves with the U. S. army in Europe, and Von, at home; seven grandchildren; three brothers, and three sisters. [Venda May Henninger of Pitsburg is one granddaughter.]

Services were held today at the Pitsburg Lutheran church and burial was in Mote cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mary J. Swadener, 83, widow of the late Henry A. Swadener, passed away at her home in Greenville Tuesday evening.

Surviving are a son, J. Irl, and one brother, Joseph Bowman, Greenville, route five.

Services were held Thursday at Greenville, and interment was in the city cemetery there.

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

Death Claims Nancy Jones.

Mrs. Nancy A. Jones, 84 years old, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Moorman, 519 North East street, Winchester, Wednesday evening following an extended illness.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Moorman, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Charles Bullock of Winchester, and four sons, Roscoe, Wylie, Frank and Crawford, all of Winchester; eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

The body will be returned to the Moorman residence from the Summers funeral home Friday morning at 10 o'clock, where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be held at the North White River church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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

Former Resident Succumbs Thursday At Wenatchee, Wash.

A former resident of Union City, Mrs. Charity (Bothast) Racus, 76, died at her residence in Wenatchee, Washingrton, Thursday.

She was a resident of this city for some 30 years and was married to John Bothast who preceded her in death several years ago. Later she was united in marriage to Monroe Racus and they have lived at Wenatchee for a number of years.

Surviving besides the husband, are one son, Tom Bothast, South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Hemminger of Fulton, Indiana; three grandsons, and two granddaughters.

Her body is being removed to Fulton where services will be held Monday or Tuesday. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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

Funeral Services Held Today For Mrs. Ava Caupp.

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Brooks funeral home in Union City for Mrs. Ava Caupp, 32, who passed away early Saturday morning at a Richmond hospital after an illness of seven years. Rev. E. E. Kaufman wa the officiating minister, and burial was in the Union City cemetery.

She was born in this city on November 27, 1913, the daughter of Don J. and Mary Harris-Frazier, and was a graduate of the West Side high school.

Mrs. Caupp leaves a daughter, Mary Caupp, and a son, James Caupp, both of Muncie; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Don J. Frazier, south of Union City, and a sister, Mrs. Jean Little of Dayton.

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

Death Claims Henry Sanders.

Henry C. Sanders, 64, well-known Richland township farmer, died Friday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a lingering illness. The Sanders residence is one and a-half miles northeast of Ansonia.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Darke county and had been a member of St. John's Lutheran church, near Greenville, for a number of years.

He leaves a wife, Susannah; one son, Norman of Union City, route three; three daughters, Mrs. George Knick, Greenville, route four; Mrs. Mildred Walters and Mrs. Dorothy Banks, both of Ansonia, route one; two brothers, Fred, Jr., of Greenville, rural route, and Herbert of Greenville, and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Deubner, Greenville, route four; Mrs. Minnie Everhart, North star, and Mrs. Anna Midlam of Olivet, Mich.

Services were held this afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church with Rev. E. H. Kettner in charge, and burial was in the church cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Henry C. H. Sanders was born Dec. 1, 1880 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Frederick Sanders (b. Germany) and Anna Dohse (b. USA).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 31, 1945

Joseph Hoover Dies In Sleep;

Joseph H. Hoover, 83, was claimed by death during his sleep Sunday morning at his residence, 316 Hall street, Greenville. It is presumed that he died from a heart attack.

A native of Randolph county, he was born on February 13, 1862, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Sutton-Hoover. He had lived in Darke county most of his life, the past 27 years of which he had resided in Greenville. Mr. Hoover was a member of the Church of Christ there, and was last employed by the Palace Department store in that city.

He leaves a wife, Nancy Ann; three sons, Orla of Altadena, Calif.; and Everette of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Price, San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Mrs. William Curtner, Greenville, route one; a foster daughter, Mrs. Paul Parker, Versailles, route two; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Pete Hoover and Cornelius Hoover, both of Union City, and James Hoover, California, and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Warren, Union City.

Final rites will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in Charge. Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery, northwest of this city.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 13, 1862 in Randolph Co, IN, the son of Isaac Hoover and Elizabeth Sutton. One foster daughter was named also, Mrs. Paul Parker of Versailles, OH.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Wednesday, August 1, 1945

Lt. Col. D. Babcock Killed In Pacific.

The war department has released word that Lieutenant Colonel David S. Babcock of the U. S. artillery, husband of the former Miss Roberta Miner, who resided in Lynn, has been killed the Pacific region.

Col. Babcock was a graduate of West Point and was stationed in the Philippines during the time the Japs struck the islands.

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Wednesday, August 1, 1945

Launce Canada Dies At Home In Winchester.

Launce Canada, 66 years old, passed away at his home at 512 East North street, Monday night at 1 o'clock. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Canada, well-known resident of Winchester, and had resided in the city most of his life.

He is survived by the widow, Stella; one son, W. w. Canada, Jr., of Detroit, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Coral Mathewson of New York City.

Funeral services for Mr. Canada will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Wednesday, August 1, 1945

Former County Surveyor Dies In Orlando, Fla.

John Cronenwett of 418 South East street, Winchester, has received work of the death of his cousin, Lee Wright, 71 years old, of Orlando, Fla. Death occurred Monday morning.

The deceased formerly resided in Winchester and was at one time surveyor of Randolph county. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday.

Surviving is his wife, Bessie.

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Thursday, August 2, 1945

Nellie A. Smith, U. C. Native, Dies Wednesday.

Miss Nellie Adams Smith, age 74, a native of Union City, passed away at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Wells County hospital following a two and one-half months illness with complications. Her residence was in Chicago.

She was born Dec. 23, 1870 in Union City, the daughter of George W. and Louisa (Enyert) Smith. She resided in Union City for 32 years. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Methodist church in Chicago.

Her only survivors are two nephews and one niece, a sister, Mrs. H. R. Swisher preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Miss Smith will be held Friday at 9:30 a. m. at the McBride funeral home in Bluffton with Rev. Mathew Worthman officiating. The body will re removed to Union City where graveside services will be held at 11:30 a. m. at the Union City cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Thursday, August 2, 1945

Darke County Death.

Andrew Henkaline, 60-year-old Greenville township farmer, died Monday at Wayne hospital there after a short illness. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday from his residence one mile west of Woodington.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna; two brothers, Charles of Greenville, and George of Dayton; and two sisters, Miss Bessie Henkaline, Dayton, and Mrs. Frank McCarter, Greenville rural route.

Services were conducted in Greenville Wednesday with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating, and burial was in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 10, 1885 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Henry Henkaline and Anna Stocker.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette,Thursday, August 2, 1945

J. Clark Rites Are Held At Parker Today.

James A. Clark, age 52, passed away suddenly at his home east of Muncie Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his mother, Elvira Clark of Corinth, Ky.; two brothers, Earl Clark of Muncie and Elmer Clark with the U. S. army in Germany; two sisters, Lettica Everetts of Indianapolis and Lillian Simmons of Muncie.

The body was removed to the Parry funeral home in Parker where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. McDavidt of the Universalist church in Muncie officiating. Interment will be in the Beech Grove cemetery in Muncie.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 3, 1945

Goldie Turner, U. C. Resident, Dies Thursday.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Goldie Inez Turner, age 55, passed away Thursday afternoon at the city hospital after an illness of many years. She resided at 324 South Columbia street, and had been hospitalized for the last month.

Miss Turner was born on February 28, 1890 in Randolph county, the daughter of John M. and Nancy Hinshaw-Turner, and attended the school near her home. She was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ.

She leaves two sisters, Mrs. O. L. Morrow, Union City, and Ada O. Turner of Richmond; three brothers, John Turner, this city, and Lester and Walter Turner, both south of Union City, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Effie Shockney of Union City, and Mrs. Ernest Thornburg of Winchester.

Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 3, 1945

Mother Of Local Resident Dead.

Word has been received in Winchester of the sudden death of Mrs. Anna Flox of South Bend. Mrs. Flox is the mother of Louis Zaltsberg of Winchester. Mr. and Mrs. Zaltsberg left Thursday morning to attend the funeral.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 4, 1945

Mrs. J. Creager Passes Away This Morning.

Mrs. Jennie M. Creager, 86, died at 2:45 a. m. at her residence, 335 N. Union street, Union City, after a 10 day illness from complications.

She was born on March 3, 1859 in Jay county the daughter of George and Hannah Detamore, and attended school near Green post office in that county. At the age of 16 she was left an orphan and moved to Jackson, O. township. On October 18, 1877 she was married to George W. Creager who preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1909.

Mrs. Creager was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City and belonged to the Women's Missionary society and the Esther Bible class. She was the oldest member of the church Ladies Aid society.

Mrs. Creager had a quiet disposition and her home and church held her primary interests.

Friends may call at the Brooks funeral home in Union City after noon Monday. The casket will not be opened during the services.

Final rites will be held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, assisted by Dr. William I. Underwood of Cincinnati, in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

She leaves a daughter, Myrtle Creager, at home; one brother, George Wesley Detamore of Litchfield, Ill.; two nieces and three nephews.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 6, 1945

Leonard Hoover Dies Sunday Afternoon In New Madison.

Leonard Hoover, 68, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his residence in New Madison, southeast of Union City. He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born in Winchester on December 30, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoover, and had formerly resided at Elroy. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at New Madison, and followed the occupation of blacksmith.

Surviving are his wife, Alma; one son, Kenneth Hoover, Cleveland; one brother, John Hoover, Michigan City, and two sisters, Mrs. Alva McCarter and Mrs. Mae Murphy, both of Union City.

Complete funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the son. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Carrie Bennett, 78, widow of the late Roy Bennett, New Madison funeral director, died Thursday at the home of a half-sister, Mrs. Opal Fleming, in the neighboring town after an extended illness.

Besides the half-sister, she leaves two step-sons, Stanley B. Bennett, of Alameda, Cal., and Clay Bennett, of Covington, and two grandchildren.

Services were held in New Madison Saturday with Rev. W. K. Messmer officiating and burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 28, 1866 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Martin Bowman and Roame Fouts (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Francis Seman, 64, employe of Greenville's street service department for several years, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there from the effects of a paralytic stroke.

Surviving are his wife, Imogene; four sons, Ivan, of West Milton; Arden and Vernal, both of Greenville, and Elgar of Hollansburg, route one; four daughters, Mrs. Perry Gower, Ansonia, route one; Mrs. Galen Loxley, New Madison, route one; and Mrs. Lester Fourman and Mrs. Berman Besecker, both of Arcanum; one step-son, Keith Paulin, at home, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Ed Garvey and Mrs. Greta M. Peden, Greenville. There are several Grandchildren, brothers and sisters who also survive him.

Services were held today in Greenville, and interment was at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Francis Irwin Seman was born Dec. 7, 1880 in Darke Co., OH, the son of John Seman and Eliza Jane Anderson.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Catherine Wagner, 76, died Friday at her residence in Greenville following an extended illness

Immediate survivors include a son, George, Jr., Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Lephart of Muncie and Mrs. Weese, Greenville; 12 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Matt Elsler, who resides in Kansas.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 6, 1945

Stephen Clark Dies Near Lynn; Rites Today.

Stephen Clark, 82 years old, passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. Sterlie Bertram, southeast of Lynn, at 9:30 o'clock Friday night after several weeks illness. He was a former resident of Bartonia.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil and Frank, both of Bartonia; a half-sister, Mrs. Kate Stevens and a half-brother, John West, both of Palestine, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral chapel in Lynn with interment in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 7, 1945

Mrs. C. Wentworth Dies At Farm Home.

Mrs. Catherine A. Wentworth, 72, wife of William Wentworth, died at 3 a. m. Sunday at her farm residence, four miles northwest of Ansonia, following a ten-week illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Stanley, of Covington, Ky.; one daughter, Mr. Goldie Warvel, Ansonia, route one; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lightsville M. E. church with the Rev. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Catherine Armildia Wentworth was born Jan. 24, 1873 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of William Deeds (b. Brown Twp, Darke Co., ON) and Elizabeth Rechtec (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 7, 1945

Darke County Death.

William H. Strait, 82, a lifelong resident of New Weston died Friday at the home of a son, Charles, in the neighboring town. Death was attributed to the effects of a stroke he suffered the Sunday before.

Surviving are one other son, Alfred of Maria Stein; a daughter, Sara Balmert, of Covington; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a brother, James Strait of Van Wert.

Services were held Monday at Shook's chapel, north of Rossburg, with burial being made in the church cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that William Henry Strait was born May 2, 1863 in Greene Co., OH, the son of John W. Strait and Elizabeth ______. (He was a widower but his wife was named Hettie.).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 8, 1945

15-Month Old Son Dies This Morning.

Donald Eugene Oxley, the 15-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Oxley, West Hickory street, Union City, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his residence following an illness since birth.

He leaves, besides the parents, one brother, David; three grandparents, and one great-grandmother.

The remains have been removed to the Meeks mortuary in Muncie where final rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Gaston, Ind.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Della Troutman, 62, of Clark's Station, died Saturday at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond.

Services were held Tuesday at New Madison and burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

She leaves a husband, Thomas; three daughters, Mrs. Leola Edger, of New Madison, rural route; Mrs. Neva Brining, Dayton, and Pfc. Regina Troutman of the WACS, who is stationed in Bermuda; two grandchildren; one brother, Frank Bowman, of Richmond, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Ketring, New Madison; Mrs. Rose Taylor, of Casstown, and Mrs. Minnie Strohaver, Richmond.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 30, 1882 in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of John Bowman (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Cora Van Ormer (b. Miami Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

A Darke county native, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cool, 78, died Saturday at her late home, four miles south of West Milton.

Surviving are three sons, henry and Harvey, at home, and Charles, of Piqua; one grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Olive Baker, Greenville and Mrs. Minnie Fitzwater of Pontiac, Mich.

Services were held Tuesday at the Miller Grove church, north of Pitsburg. Burial was in the Mote cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records gives her name as Nancy Elizabeth Cool and state that she was born July 18, 1867 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Funderburg and Ann Trollinger (both b. in Maryland).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 8, 1945

Darke County Death.

Ambrose Barnhart, 74, a former Greenville resident, died Monday at the Darke county infirmary. There are no immediate survivors.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 9, 1945

Mrs. S. Kreider Succumbs Today At Residence.

A well-known lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Kreider, 86, succumbed this morning at 12:05 o'clock at her residence, 432 Clifford avenue, following a two week illness from complications.

She was born near New Lisbon on December 16, 1858, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Creviston-Wickershma, and attended the school in that village. She was married to Oscar Kreider who preceded her in death, and had resided on Howard street and Clifford avenue for the past seven years. Mrs. Kreider was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ella Burton, Union City; two sons, Ray Kreider and James Kreider, both of this city; a brother, John Wickersham of Greenville; nine grandchildren, three of whom are in the armed fores, and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call any time after Friday noon.

Final rites will be held at the New Lisbon church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

[Obituary published Aug. 16 - Excerpts: She was married to Lewis Oscar Kreider on May 12, 1883. There were three sons and two daughters born of this union. Mr. Kreider passed away nearly eight years ago. She became a member of the New Lisbon church at the age of 15 and remained a member until her death. Her last attendance at the church was on Mother's Day of 1945. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Burton in Union City, Ind. One son, George and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Washler, preceded her in death. Nine of her ten grandchildren survived her.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 9, 1945

Former Winchester Resident Dies In Fort Wayne Tuesday.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ada Shockney Rabus, 53 year old, of Fort Wayne. The deceased formerly resided in Winchester. Death occurred Tuesday. Funeral services will be held in Fort Wayne Friday at 10 a. m.

The deceased was a first cousin of Mrs. Fred Lattin, Mrs. Vern Summons and Mrs. Vance Eisenhour, all of Winchester, and a niece of Mrs. Rufus Macy of near Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 10, 1945

Gertrude Mullen Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Gertrude Mullen, 73 years old, widow of the late Clarence Mullen, passed away Wednesday night at 6 o'clock at her residence, 443 North Main street, due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mrs. Mullen was a life-long resident of Winchester and a member of the Five Point Christian church.

Surviving are one son, Thomas of near Winchester; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Marie Mullen of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Max of Sidney, O., Norval of the eighth air force, Robert and Marcell at home, Lavonne Heaston of Muncie, Clara Belle Lanier of Richmond, Claude, Jr., of the Canadian air force, and Thomas in the south Pacific area.

The body was removed to the residence from the Maynard and Walker funeral home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Five Points church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 11, 1945

Young Son Killed By Milk Truck Friday Morning.

Donald Joe Wion, the one and a-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Talbert Wion, three miles west of Versailles on Route 47, was killed instantly at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning at his residence by a Nestle's milk truck driven by Walter Snyder of two miles east of Union City.

The child was caught under the rear wheels when Mr. Snyder backed the truck into the drive.

Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Talbert Leroy and Sheldon Keith, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Aukerman, northwest of Union City; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wion, two miles north of Gettysburg.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, north of Gettysburg. Interment will be in the Versailles cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lulu Kimmel, 57, wife of John Kimmel, well-know Darke County farmer, died Friday afternoon at her home near Versailles following several months of ill health.

Besides the husband, she is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Herbert Laub, both of Versailles; Mrs. Wayne Wolf of Dawn, and Naomi Kimmel who serves in th WAVES at Washington, D. C.; two sons, Wallace Kimmel of Beamsville, and Gary Kimmel now with the armed forces in England.

Services were held Monday at 3 p. m. at the Versailles Christian church with Rev. Paul Dowty officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 16, 1945

Darke County Death.

C. Richard Baird, retired Greenville druggist, dropped dead at 11:30 a. m. Saturday at his farm near Fry's Corner. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Baird formerly operated a drugstore on the Public Square retiring less than a year ago.

Survivors include his wife, one son and five daughters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Turpin-McKnight funeral home in Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 18, 1945

Long Illness Takes Life Of Mary A. Beery.

Mrs. Mary Ann Beery, 88 years old, a resident of the Union City community, passed away early this morning at the soldiers home in Lafayette, Indiana after a lingering illness.

She had been cared for by Miss Opal Hartman at her home on West Pearl street for eleven months and was taken to the home two weeks ago.

She was born in Fairfield county on February 22, 1857, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Geil. The family moved to this community when she was a small child. She attended the school near their home and was Married to Benoni Beery who preceded her in death on June 10, 1909.

Survivors include five sons, John of Beverly Hills, Calif.; Charles of Portola, Calif.; Ira of Upland, Calif.; David of Canada, and Chauncey of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Bert Riegel of Union City; Mrs. W. E. Baker of Parker and Mrs. B. E. Snyder of Winchester, Ill. Twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Two sister, Mrs. John Caron and Mrs. Ralph McMillin of Fla.. Two brothers, David Geil of Nappanee, Ind., and Joseph Geil of Wis.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 20, 1945

Mrs. Anna Clear Suffers Fatal Injuries In Fall.

A prominent retired school teacher of the Union City community, Mrs. Anna Clear, age 95, passed away at 10 p. m. Saturday at the local hospital from injuries sustained in a fall at her residence, 313 North Plum street, five hours earlier. She suffered a broken wrist and never regained consciousness.

She was born in Pennsylvania on December 2, 1849, the daughter of Solomon and Catherine Shellenbarger-Moist, and moved with her family to this community at the age of nine.

She attended school at South Salem, and had training in the teaching profession at Terre Haute, Ind., and Chautauqua, N. Y. She also attended the teachers' conference at Winona Lake, Ind., for several years. Having been a teacher in Randolph county for 47 years, she was connected with the Losantville and Stoney Creek township schools for nine years and then taught the remainder of the time at the Union City West Side school.

In 1872 in Union City she was married to George W. Clear, who preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Clear had been a member of the First Christian church here for about 80 years, and belonged to the Ladies Aid and Missionary societies. For a number of years she supervised the Christian Endeavor society.

Final rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Owen Livenngood of Huntington, officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joe Thornburg of Union City; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frances Chamness, age 88, this city, and two brothers, Harve Moist, 93, and David Moist, 101, both of Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 20, 1945

Former County Resident Dies; Rites Tuesday.

Jesse Creamer, age 82, of 142 East Third street, Portland, a retired carpenter passed away at the Jay County hospital Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock following a stroke suffered last Tuesday.

He was born January 23, 1863 in Randolph County, the son of George and Mary Sophrana (Buckoven) Creamer.

On May 24, 1902 he was married to Isabelle Blakely who preceded him in death on October 3, 1942.

He is survived by one adopted son, Andrew J. Blakely of san Pedro, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ella E. Steed of Portland; one brother, Ellery Creamer of southwest of Portland; two sisters and one brother are deceased; and several step-children.

Funeral services will the Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Williamson funeral home in Portland in charge of Rev. J. H. Nall. Interment will be in the Claycomb cemetery.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 21, 1945

Portland Resident Succumbs Monday.

Jacob Atkinson, 81, a resident of Portland, passed away Monday morning at the hospital there following an illness of several weeks.

He leaves two nieces Mrs. James L. Burke and Mrs. O. L. Dawson, both of Union City, and two other nieces and a nephew, all of Columbus, Ohio. A sister, Mrs. James Short, of Union City, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Williamson funeral home in Portland, with burial being in the cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 22, 1945

Native of Union City Succumbs At Dayton.

A native of Union City, George W. (Happy) Fowler, 51, died Tuesday morning at his residence, 1556 Weston avenue, in Dayton, after an extended illness.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Fowler of Union City, and was employed by the Branham restaurant here for several years. He moved to Dayton 20 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian, and two aunts, Mrs. Lula Fowler of Jonesboro, and Mrs. G. B. Fowler who resides in Maryland.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Morris Sons funeral home at 1809 East Third street, Dayton. Burial will be in Glenn cemetery at Port Jefferson, near Sidney.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Maude May Brewer, 64, died very unexpectedly Saturday in the office of Dr. J. W. VanLue at Gettysburg. Death was attributed to a heart attack which she had suffered about one hour earlier at her farm residence, one mile north of Gettysburg.

Surviving are her second husband, Cary Brewer; two sons, William O. Minnich of Piqua, rural route, and Wilbur Minnich of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice North, Piqua, route three, and Mrs. John Mutzner of Covington; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Bert Shuman of Troy; Mrs. Charles Winters of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Mrs. Earl Swadner of Greenville.

Services were held Tuesday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, and burial was at Pleasant Hill.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Maud May Brewer was born Dec. 6, 1880 in Allen Co., OH, the daughter of John Correy (b. Miami Co., OH) and Rebecca Elizabeth Coon (b. Allen Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Services were held today in Greenville for Edgar D. Irwin, 74, whose sudden death occurred at noon Monday. Rev. C. w. Black officiated and burial was in Greenville cemetery. Irwin, who had been station agent in Greenville for the Dayton and Union railroad for the past 47 years, dropped dead in a warehouse adjoining the depot on Martin street. Medical examiners pronounced death due to a heart attack. He was a member of the official board of the Greenville Methodist church, which he had attended for a number of years and was actively identified with various Masonic orders, including the Greenville Blue lodge, Chapter and Council and the Scottish Rite at Dayton.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Winona; one daughter, Mrs. Cassett Martin, Greenville; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Blackford of Fredericktown, Ohio.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Edgar Dwight Irwin was born Aug. 21, 1871 at Mt. Gilead, OH, the son of George Irwin and Mary E. Dalrymple.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 23, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah Ann Condon, 80, died Tuesday at the Darke county infirmary following a lingering illness.

Her only immediate survivor is a son Charles Condon of West Manchester, rural route.

Services will be held Friday morning at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville and burial will be in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 9, 1865 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Benjamin Flory and Mary Ann Spitler (both b. in Montgomery Co., OH). Reported here that she was the widow of Charles Condon and that she had one surviving daughter, Mrs. F. R. Heaton, Greenville, OH.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 23, 1945

Mary Hines, 78, Dies Wednesday At Home In Lynn.

Mary Gladys Hines, 78, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ollie Albertson in Lynn at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness of several weeks.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Albertson, Mrs. Bess Rutledge of Albany, Ind., Mrs. Flo Gleason of Parker, Mrs. Margaret Hahn of Yacolt, Washington and Mrs. Madge Ganger of Richmond. Two sons, W. L. Sutton of Denver, Col., and Gayle B. Hines of Ft. Wayne. One half-brother, George Knatt of Muncie, one step-son, Otto Gunckel of Muncie, 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Goldie Hinshaw in charge. Burial was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 24, 1945

Ora Retter, Ridgeville Man, Falls To His Death.

Ora Benjamin Retter, 57, Ridgeville carpenter, fell from a scaffold to his death Friday morning while working on the Cope Feed Mill in Ridgeville. The accident occurred between 8:30 and 9 a. m.

Mr. Retter, working with his son Charles, was placing metal siding on the building when the accident occurred. Charles Retter, only witness of the accident, estimated that his father had fallen approximately fifteen feet. Mr. Retter fell head foremost.

Upon reaching the ground, Charles carried his father out of the sun and into the mill where he died five minutes later.

The accident was investigated by Randolph County coroner, Lowell Painter, however, immediate cause of the death has not been determined.

Mr. Retter is survived by the widow and one son, Charles.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 24, 1945

Graveside Services Held For Oler Baby.

Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Williamsburg cemetery for Marvin Eugene Oler, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Oler of Williamsburg.

Besides the parents, he was survived by one sister, Marcia Lee; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anthony of Modoc; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oler of Williamsburg.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 24, 1945

Coldwater Veteran Victim Of Rabies.

Arthur J. Moorman, 25, Coldwater, discharged veteran of three years' service in the Pacific battle area died Tuesday afternoon in the National Military hospital of rabies.

Moorman was bitten by a rabid dog July 28 in Piqua, only a few days after he had returned there. He was discharged from the army July 21.

Officials at the home hospital, where he was admitted in a critical condition Monday afternoon, said he had taken the "full-known treatment," including the Pasteur immunizations for rabies, prior to entering the military hospital.

Several million units of penicillin, the miracle drug, were given Moorman in a vain hope that it might help him where other known treatments had failed.

According to hospital authorities there is no medical precedent for penicillin being used for rabies treatment and this may have been the first use of the widely known drug in a rabies case.

Moorman started a series of ant-rabies injections at the Piqua hospital within a day of being bitten and he had taken the complete known treatment. However, he developed the symptoms of rabies in the middle of August and his condition became steadily worse.

A veteran of five years army service, including three overseas, Moorman returned to this country six months ago and after a period of hospitalization in California was discharged. He held the rank of sergeant.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ethel Ehornbauer of Piqua; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moorman, of Coldwater, five brothers and two sisters.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 25, 1945

Mrs. Marion Boomer Dies At Alvion; Rites Here Saturday.

Mrs. Marion Boomer, aged 87, died at her home at Alvion,(?) Ind., Thursday morning.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home where services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Andy Boomer of Roe City; one grandson, Kenneth Boomer of Winchester; three grandchildren.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

John W. Miller, 75, who for over 15 years had operated a freight transfer line in Greenville, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there after a lingering illness. Prior to entering the transfer business, Miller was engaged in farming pursuits. He resided at 705 East Fifth street in that city.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Arabell; four sons, Frank of Michigan City, Ind., and Jacob, Ben and William, all of Greenville, and 13 grandchildren.

Services were held in Greenville today, and burial was in Coppess cemetery, north of Stelvideo.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

A heart attack caused the sudden death of Mrs. Sarah Rose Wilmarth, 88, Wednesday at the home of a son, Elvin Murphy, at Rush's Station.

Besides the one son, she leaves two step-sons, Dennie Murphy, of Bellefontaine, and Joe M. Murphy of Peoria, Ill.; three step-daughters, Mrs. E. C. Cool, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. George Montgomery of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Frank White, who resides in British Columbia, and five grandsons.

Services were held today in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1945

Woman Dies After Wreck At Pitsburg.

Mrs. Madeline B. Shaffer, 29, of West Milton, route one, who was critically injured Wednesday evening in a two-car collision near Pitsburg, died Friday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton. Death was due to internal injuries.

Two other persons injured are in Wayne hospital in Greenville. They are Mrs. Elsie McNelly, 43 of Arcanum, route three, a possible skull fracture and multiple bruises, and her son, Dale, 6, fractured skull and head lacerations.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shaffer were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren with Rev. H. E. Helstern officiating. Burial was in Potsdam cemetery.

Immediate survivors include her husband, Ralph; two daughter, Sharon Darlene and Gloria Jean, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Blackmore, Ludlow Falls; four brothers, Emmett of Dayton, Everett of West Milton and Virgil and Clifford, J., in the service overseas.

The crash involved cars driven by Mrs. Shaffer and Russell W. McNelly, of near Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 28, 1945

Mrs. Paul Bergdoll Succumbs In Piqua.

Mrs. Paul Bergdoll, 52, succumbed Sunday at her residence, 633 Cherry street, Piqua, following an eight-month illness.

She was born in that city on July 22, 1893, and was married to Paul Bergdoll,who survives her. She was a member of the Greene Street Methodist church there.

Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Leo Wilcox, and one son, Robert, both of Piqua; two sisters, Mrs. William Morgan of Union City, and Mrs. Harvey McMaken of Piqua, and two brothers, V. C. Killian and John Killian, both of that city.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at her late residence with Rev. W. K. Wilson officiating, and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 28, 1945

Local Woman Dies Sunday In Detroit Hospital.

Mrs. Robert Montgomery, 56, of Charlotte, N. C., who had resided at Winchester for the past year with her mother, Mrs. O. R. Baker, died in a Detroit, Mich. Hospital Sunday morning. She underwent a major operation there last Friday. The body will be brought to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where friends may call after Tuesday noon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating.

Surviving are a son, Robert; the mother, Mrs. O. R. Baker; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Brooks, of Winchester and Miss Viletta Baker of Muncie, a teacher at Ball State Teachers college; and two brothers, Frank Baker of Winchester and Paul Baker of Rushville; Robert Murphy of New York, a nephew who was reared by Mrs. Montgomery, is expected here for the funeral.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 1945

Death Claims Mother, Son Within 6 hours.

Mrs. Maybelle (Yoder) Burns, 18 years old, of Union City, and her 25 months old son, Larry Joe, died suddenly within six hour of each other Tuesday.

The baby succumbed at 9:30 a. m. at 532 Union street and the mother died at the local hospital at 3:15 p. m.

Mrs. Burns and the child have been making their home with her mother at the Union street address for the past three weeks. They previously resided at 364 North Walnut street. Mrs. Burns was born south of Hillgrove and attended the East Side school. She was married to James Burns, Jr. who survives her, and was an employee of the John K. Teaford Co. of Union City.

The baby was born in Union City August 3.

Surviving, besides the husband, are her mother, Mrs. Mary Yoder; two sisters, Alice, who resides in Tennessee and Mrs. Mary Frank of south of Union City; one brother, Albert Yoder of the Union street address.

Funeral services for Mrs. Burns and son will be held at the Brooks funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 1945

Last Rites Conducted For William Roush, Suicide Victim.

Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Congregational Christian church Monday afternoon for William A. Roush, 84, who killed himself with a shotgun Saturday at his farm home, 10 miles northwest of Union City, located at North Salem.

Rev. Zelma Mills, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. John Watson of Harrisville, officiated. Rev. Mills paid a tribute to Christian living, and mentioned that Mr. Roush was a lifelong member of the church. Rev. Watson told of his personal friendship with the deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Thornburg sang three selections. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Several relatives and friends from out-of-town attended the services.

Pallbearers were Henry and Frank Keltner, William and Charles Kemp, Carl Thornburg, Jess Denny, Jess Courtner and Alexander Peden, and interment was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie; one son, Herman of Muncie; a grandson with the Army overseas; a brother, James, Portland , and a sister, Mrs. Anna Dunifon of Van Wert, Ohio.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 1945

New Weston Boy Killed By Auto.

Ronnie Leroy Armstrong, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Armstrong, of New Weston, died early Saturday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville of injuries sustained Friday evening when he was struck by an automobile.

The fatal accident occurred in front of the Armstrong residence where the lad is said to have ran into the path of a car driven by Richard Wahl, a neighbor.

Hospital attendants report that he sustained a fractured skull and internal injuries.

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

Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Larry; a half-sister, Dorothy; two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doss, of Greenville, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Armstrong, also of Greenville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 29, 1945

Isaac Mangas Succumbs Today At Farm Home.

A well-known retired farmer, Isaac Newton Mangas, age 71, was claimed by death at 4:20 o'clock this morning at his farm home, six miles northwest of Union City on route one. He had been in failing health over two years and death was attributed to heart trouble.

Having been born on September 12, 1873 the son of Emanuel and Caroline Casele-Mangas, he resided at the late residence all his life. He attended the Jackson township school and was married to Maggie Warner at his residence on December 29, 1898. Having followed the occupation of farming, he retired 15 years ago.

Mr. Mangas held a small interest in the Sunnydale dairy which serves this community and had been a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau for the past 25 years. He was a stockholder and director of the Lisbon Cemetery company. He had been connected with the New Lisbon Church of Christ all his life, and had been an active member for the past 20 years. He was a trustee of the church.

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

Surviving, besides the wife, are two sons, Claude and Stanley Mangas, who live on adjoining farms, and three grandchildren.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence with Rev. R. S. Grubbs, of Converse, Ind. In charge. Burial was made in the New Lisbon cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 30, 1945

Final Rites For Leo F. Mock Will Be Friday.

Final rites for Leo Francis Mock, 23, who died Wednesday morning at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

He died from extreme electric burns suffered Sunday evening while trying to make a connection on an electric light pole near his residence, northeast of Union City on Ansonia, route one.

He was born near North Star in Darke county on June 25, 1922, and attended a school in Jay County. Having lived in this community most of his life, he was given a discharge from the navy on December 17, 1943. While in the armed forces he held the rank of fireman, first class.

Mock was married to Margaret Geyer of Union City, in December 1944 at Winchester. He had followed the occupation of farming.

Surviving besides the wife, are a two-month old daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mock of the Ansonia address; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Shatto and Mrs. Edna Hughes, both of Dunkirk, rural route; Mrs. Garnet Pippen, Eaton, Ind., and Miss Dona Mock, at home, and six brothers, Ralph of Redkey, rural route; Wallace, Portland; Henry and Herman, both of Dunkirk; Elmer, Muncie, and Chester of the U. S. Army.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 30, 1945

R. M. Armstrong Dies At Home In Ridgeville.

Mrs. Rosezetta Mercer Armstrong, 77, wife of Wilbur Armstrong, died early Tuesday morning at her home in Ridgeville after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Claude Mercer of Selma; five grandsons, all in the service; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Michael and Mrs. Charles Mincer, both of Ridgeville, and Mrs. William Hurst of Bastrop, La., and one brother, Grant Morgan of Ridgeville.

The funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon in the evangelical church, in charge of the Rev. A. S. Truex. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 31, 1945

Samuel Barga Dead; Leaves 13 Children.

Samuel Barga, 89, a retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday morning at his home, two miles north of Frenchtown, after a three-year illness.

His immediate survivors include 13 children, five sons and eight daughters. They are: Mrs. Leis Bey, Mrs. Albert Ayette, Mrs. Orpha Goubeaux, Harold, Frank and Gladys Barga, all of Frenchtown; Mrs. Emma Magato, Mrs. Jule Marchal, Mrs. Stell Boomershine and Wilfred Barga, of Versailles; Alva Barga, Union City; Mrs. John Saintignon, of Osgood, and Cletus Barga, Dayton.

He also leave 69 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; one brother, Abe Barga, of Frenchtown, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Henry, of North Star, and Mrs. Ralph Blockey of Van Wert.

Services will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown with Father Charles O'Leary officiating. Burial will be in the Frenchtown cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 31, 1945

Former U. C. Barber Dies At Trenton.

David Sanders, 79, formerly the operator of a barber shop at Union City and earlier a resident of new Harrison, died Wednesday at his late home in Trenton, Michigan, after a lingering illness.

Services were held at Gettysburg in Darke county today at 2 p. m. Burial was made in the Gettysburg cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louis Kittle of Montezuma and Mrs. James Shadoan, of Trenton, Michigan.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 31, 1945

Grandson Of Local Resident Killed In Bay City, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Coats of Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Armstrong of Ridgeville, have been informed that their grandson, Larry Coats, 8 years old, was accidentally killed in Bay City, Mich., while his family was on vacation there.

Other survivors include a brother, Bobby and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Adda Mendenhall of Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 159 north Franklin street, Indianapolis. Interment will be in the Washington cemetery on National road, Indianapolis.

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