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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 1, 1945

Jay Co. Native Dies On Friday.

William E. Leonhard, 75, died at his home in Fort Recovery, at 7:20 Friday morning following a month's illness.

The deceased was born in Jay county on June 15, 1870 the son of Phillip and Christina (Theurer) Leonhard.

He was married to Louise Green on September 7, 1898 and she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Chris of Portland and Henry of ft. Recovery and one sister, Mrs. George Cull of Ft. Recovery.

He had resided in Fort Recovery for the past 32 years, being a Star mail carrier from Fort Recovery to Union City. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran church there at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. V. B. Hefner officiating with burial in Spring Hill cemetery.

The body will be moved from the May and Riffle funeral home to the late residence Saturday afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 4, 1945

Funeral Services Are Held Today For Rev. T. Ely.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. today at the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren for Rev. Theodore R. Eley, age 51, a prominent citizen of the Union City community, who passed away at noon Saturday at Bethany hospital in Chicago following an illness since last February from complications. Dr. V. F. Schwalm, president of North Manchester college in Indiana, was in charge of the services and interment was in Greenville cemetery.

His late residence was located on the Ansonia road, just outside the Union City corporation limits on route five.

He was born near New Madison on May 13, 1894, the son of William and Ida Royer-Eley.

He attended Butler township school; was graduated from New Madison high school in 1911; received his A. B. Degree from North Manchester college in 1916, and his Master's Degree from Ohio State University in 1931.

From 1913 to 1940 he was very active as a teacher, minister and farmer.

He first taught at Butler township school and then at Bradford, Versailles, Union City East Side, Jackson, Ohio, township and McKinley high school. Primarily he taught mathematics, Latin and civics. He was superintendent of Jackson, Ohio, school from 1927 to 1939.

During this period he preached at all the Church of the Brethrens in Darke county and farmed during the summer months.

Rev. Eley was pastor of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren for seven years, pastor of the Portland church for four years, and for the past five years he was minister of the Harris Creek Church of the Brethren near Bradford.

On August 15, 1917 he was married to Prudence Mangas in Union City. He was a veteran of the First World War, having served with the medical corps for 11 months. Rev. Eley was a member of the Wayne hospital board in Greenville, and was past chaplain of the local American Legion post. He had lived in this community for the past 24 years.

The body was returned from the Chicago hospital to the Brooks funeral home.

He leaves, besides his wife, three children, Martha Eley, at home, a teacher of the third grade at the East Side school; Wimer Eley, at a civilian public service camp in Tallahassee, Fla.; and Mary Adine Eley, at home, who was graduated from Jackson, Ohio high school last May; two brothers, Leonard Eley of Lima, and Galem Eley of Arcanum; one sister, Mrs. Leonard McLear, Arcanum; nine nieces and nephews and one grandniece, all of around Arcanum.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 4, 1945

Death Claims G. St. Meyers, Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services for George E. St. Meyers, 71 years old, who passed away early Monday afternoon after a lingering illness, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mt. Zion church with Rev. w. O. Powers of Bunker Hill, assisted by Rev. Richard Applegate, in charge. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. St. Meyers was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Spanish-American war.

He is survived by the widow, Ida; one son, Jim of Union City, and one granddaughter.

Friends may call at the home, four miles southwest of Winchester after 6:30 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 5, 1945

Brother Succumbs.

Elmore G. Applegage, north of Union City, has received word of the death of his brother, Richard Applegate, 73, whose late residence was near Mt. Carmel, Indiana.

Funeral services will be conducted at Mt. Carmel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 6, 1945

John H. McFarland Dies Wednesday At Ball Hospital.

John H. McFarland, 78, well known Boundary resident, who for many years taught in the Pike township schools, died at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie at noon, Wednesday, following a several weeks' illness of heart trouble and complications.

The deceased was born in Jay county the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch McFarland on June 1, 1867. He was married to Mary Mable Miller in March, 1892, who died several years ago.

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Vera Mangas of Portland, Mrs. Portia Confer of near Farmland, Mrs. Lucretia Kantner of Union City, Mrs. Ruth Harker of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Aveline Corle of Boundary, Mrs. Ann Smiley of near Portland, Joseph of Boundary Pike, and Arch of Portland. One son, John, died in 1936.

Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, Itha of Portland and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Ferguson of Ridgeville and Mrs. Lou Bennett who resides in Dallas, Texas.

The body has been returned to the late residence where friends may call any time.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boundary church, and burial will be in a cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 6, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Nellie Tharp, 46, died Saturday at her home in Ansonia following an 18-month illness from a complication of diseases.

She leaves four daughters, Phyllis Tharp of Dayton, and Barbara, Anna May and Mancy Jane, all at home; one son, Theodore, also at home; four brothers, Ray, Elmer, Arthur and John Riegle, all of Ansonia, rural route, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Beam of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Jennie Derr of Ansonia, rural route.

Services were held Tuesday at Ansonia, and burial was in Greenville cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 7, 1899 in Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Isaac Riegle (b. Allen Twp, Darke Co.) and Nancy Lanich (b. Richland Twp., Darke Co.).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 7, 1945

Injuries Fatal To Webb Snyder.

Injuries which he sustained last Saturday in a fall from a pear tree caused the death of Webb Snyder, 65, of Washington township, at 8:10 a. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

The fatal accident occurred at the Hugh Armstrong residence, 211 Central avenue, Greenville, where Snyder was working on a ladder in the top of the tree. He was hurled to the ground when the ladder broke and hospital attendants report that both legs and his left arm were broken.

A lifelong resident of Washington township, Snyder had lived on a farm one-half mile south of the Poplar Grove church, located southeast of Union City, for several years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's lodge at Union City and the Coletown Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; one son, Kenneth, of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Wilson, Greenville, five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charles Lytle, of Lynn, Ind., route one.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Coletown Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Snyder residence after 7 p. m. today.

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

U. C. Resident Found Dead This Morning.

A well known Union City resident, Charles "Pop Corn Charlie" Worstler, was found dead in his apartment on Fletcher avenue, just off of West Pearl street, this morning by Charles W. Tritt, West Side chief of police. It was stated that he evidently had been dead for two or three days.

He had operated the pop corn concession on North Columbia street for 15 or 20 years and had resided in this city over 30 years. Prior to operating the pop corn stand he drove a milk wagon. Complete details about his life are unknown.

Survivors are several nieces and nephews. One nephew, Cleon Cooper, resides at Aberdeen, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home. Graveside services will be held in the Union City cemetery at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 7, 1945

Word received James M. Bailey Listed As Dead.

Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe Bailey, Sr., operators of the Bailey's Shoe Hospital and Quick Cleaners on West Oak street in Union City, who reside on Winchester, route two, have received official word from the Secretary of the Navy stating that their son, James Monroe Bailey, Jr., 27, MM 3-C, who was previously missing in action on July 6, 1943, has been listed as killed in action on that date. He was missing in the Kula Gulf in the Pacific area.

Mr. and Mrs. Bailey had another son, Staff-Sergeant Albert M. Bailey, who was missing in action over Germany had recently been reported as killed in action.

Machinist Mate Bailey enlisted in the navy on June 6, 1939, and had his boot training at Great Lakes, Ill. He was sent to Brooklyn Navy Yard, N. Y., where he was assigned to the USS Helena.

The Helena had cruised in South American waters and to Australia before being bombed by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The ship was repaired and Bailey was returned to this country on January 14, 1942. His last leave was in March, 1942. In July of that year he was sent overseas with the Helena and it was torpedoed and sunk in Kula Gulf.

He was born on October 29, 1917 in Winchester and attended the McKinley and Saratoga schools. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester, and had lived in the Winchester community all his life.

Surviving besides the parents, are two brothers, Robert N., MM 3-C, stationed at Navy Pier, Chicago, and Frederick Gene, at home; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Lumbar of Dunkirk; the maternal grandfather, A. B. McNees of Mishawaka, Ind., and one nephew, Raymond Lumbar.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 7, 1945

C. T. Faulkner Dies Suddenly At Farmland Home.

Charles T. Faulkner, 51 years old, of Farmland, passed away suddenly at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning.

He was employed as a freight checker in Muncie and was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Farmland American Legion.

Surviving are the wife, Freda; his mother, Mrs. Sally Faulkner of Meador,(?) Ky.; two daughter, Miss Maxine Faulkner of Indianapolis, and Miss Patsy Ann Faulkner at home; three sons, S-Sgt. Jack in England, Pfc. John in Europe, and S 2-c Donald in the Pacific; two brothers, Hugh of Indianapolis, and Neal of Seattle, Ky.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 8, 1945

B. F. Hoffman Dies Friday At Bryan, Final Rites Sunday.

Benjamin F. Hoffman, age 72, passed away Friday at 2 p. m. at his late residence in Bryan, Ohio.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a past city councilman of that city.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Bryan.

He leaves two brothers, Ernie Hoffman of Union City and Fred Hoffman of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Arnos and Mrs. Alma Martin, both of Toledo, and Mrs. Alice Thorne of Bryan.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 8, 1945

Jay County Man Burned To Death In Farm Home.

David Green, 75, lifelong resident of Jay county, burned to death Friday afternoon as fire destroyed his small home, three miles north of Ridgeville. He lived alone and had been seen burning brush near the house sometime before neighbors discovered it in flames.

Surviving are two brothers, Edward of south of Portland, and James of Greene township; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Bales of near Dunkirk.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baird chapel in Portland with Rev. Faye Pierce, a niece of Muncie, officiating. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 8, 1945

Ellis Palmer Dies At Home Near Winchester.

Ellis Palmer, 82 years old, retired farmer, passed away Thursday evening at his home two miles south of Winchester.

Mr. Palmer was born in Blackford county but had spent the major part of his life in Randolph county.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services for Mr. Palmer were conducted at the Summers funeral home at 10:15 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. Van Houghton officiating. Interment was in the Marion I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesdday, September 11, 1945

Services Held Today For J. R. Helman.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Bradford Church of the Brethren for J. R. Helman, 55-year-old Bradford grain exchange operator, whose death occurred Saturday at Piqua hospital following a one-week illness. Rev. G. E. Weaver and Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiated, and burial was in Highland cemetery at Covington.

Mr. Helman had operated a grain exchange in Bradford for the past 16 years.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie; five daughters, Mrs. Ted Marin of Greenville; Mrs. Virginia Miller, Troy; Mrs. Clyde Murtaugh of Bradford, and Miss Eileen Helman and Miss Dixie Helman, both at home; five grandchildren; one brother, Galus Helman, of Elkhart, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Rollie Hindsley, Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 11, 1945

Darke County Death.

John B. Ludy, 54-year-old Greenville auto mechanic, died Friday at Wayne hospital there from the effects of a heart attack he suffered one week ago.

He is survived by a wife, Jewel; two sons, Jack and Franklin, at home, and three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Weurtz, Mrs. Michael Eliyas, and Mrs. Chester Baker, all of Ft. Clinton, Ohio, and four grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday in Grenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, and burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Retired Farmer Dies Tuesday At Residence.

Ira Marsh, age 69, a retired farmer, was claimed by death Tuesday at 11 a. m. at his late residence, 636 North State Line street, Union City, following a heart attack he suffered two hours before.

He was born in Darke county on January 7, 1876, the son of John and Esther Marquith-Marsh, and attended the Greenville township school. He was married to Bertha Hans in Greenville in 1910, and had resided northwest of Saratoga until he moved to the State Line street address last July.

Besides his wife, he leaves one brother, William E. Marsh of Los Angeles. Two brothers and one sister are deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after Thursday noon. The remains will be returned to the funeral home at 1 p. m. Friday and will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Last rites will be held there Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. R. O. Marsh of New Pittsburg, in charge. Burial will be at Abbottsville.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Margaret White, 63, mother of Nevin White, assistant cashier of the People's Savings bank, Greenville, died Saturday at her farm residence, northeast of Ansonia after an extended illness. Her husband, William White is a well known farmer.

Besides the husband and son, she leaves two brothers, Ed and Tom Lickle, both of Ansonia, rural route, and five sisters, Mrs. Jesse Searl and Mrs. Orpha Murray, Ansonia; Mrs. Pearl Gilbert, Dayton; Mrs. Maud Shinlbery of Lima, and Mrs. Nora Frederick of St. Marys.

Services were held Tuesday at the Ansonia Christian church with Rev. Frank Thomas in charge. Burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Jan. 20, 1882 in Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Jack Leckel (should be LICKLE) (b. OH) and Jane Beam (b. Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Darke County Death.

A 91-year-old Darke county native, Adam B. Miller, died Sunday at his late home, south of Eldorado, after a six-month illness. A retired insurance man, Mr. Miller had at one time served as president of the Buckeye Mutual Insurance company of Covington.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; one son, R. A. Miller of Eldorado; four daughters, Mrs. Ora Hollinger of New Madison; Mrs. Verna Woolford of West Manchester; Mrs. Bertha Longeneker of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Evelyn Schlotterbeck of Ridgeville Corner, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, George Miller, Greenville, and Aaron Miller of Covington, and a half-sister, Mrs. Nancy Markley of Hollansburg.

Services were held today at the Dunkard Brethren church, south of Eldorado. Burial was in the Castine cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Former Resident Of Lynn Dies In Indianapolis.

Mrs. Anna Horine, 69 years old, died in Indianapolis Tuesday morning at 5:10 o'clock. She was a former resident of Lynn and is survived by one one brother, Bery Ayers, and several nieces and nephews of Frankfort.

Due to the death of Mrs. Horine her public sale, which was to have been held at her home Thursday, Sept 13, has been canceled.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 12, 1945

Eliza Addington Rupe Taken By Death, Rites Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Ann Addington Rupe, 90, who passed away Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hoke Wall, four miles east of Ridgeville, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wall residence with the Rev. L. E. Dull, son-in-law of Mrs. Rupe, officiating. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery.

Mrs. Rupe is survived by two other daughters, Miss Grace Addington of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. Olive Dull of Maple Rapids, Mich.; and two sons, Gail Addington of Fort Wayne, and Ara Addington, of Kremlin, Mont.

The body was removed from the Middleton funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 14, 1945

Mrs. Alfred Neilson Dies Thursday Night.

Mrs. Alfred Neilson passed away at 10 p. m. Thursday at her late residence in North Baltimore, Ohio, following a few days illness from pneumonia.

Among the survivors are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Aileen Brierly, at home; one son, Melville, who is in the armed forces stationed in Panama, and one grandchild. Mrs. Brierly is the husband of Eugene Brierly of Union City, who is an officer's candidate in the army, and she formerly was a teacher at the West Side high school.

Funeral arrangements are pending word from the son.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 14, 1945

Darke County Death.

Edward F. Ulmer, 81, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Midlam, Greenville, route five, from the effects of a heart attack he suffered three days ago. Formerly a resident of Ft. Recovery, the deceased had made his home with the daughter for several years.

Besides the daughter, he leaves a son, Walter Ulmer of Bardstown, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, and five brothers.

Services were held today at the Bethel church with Rev. J. H. Shaeffer officiating. Interment was in Spring Hill cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 15, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Minerva Jane Sherry, 85, Versailles, died Wednesday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville following an extended illness.

Immediate survivors include one son, Lee Sherry, Versailles, rural route; a daughter, Mrs. T. B Harn, Versailles; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. S. A. Overholser of Grenville and Mrs. W. D. Yount, Portland.

Services were held Friday at the daughter's residence in Versailles with Rev. Frank Thomas in charge. Interment was in the mausoleum at Greenlawn cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 17, 1945

C. E. Armstrong Succumbs Today At Residence.

Clarence Elmore Armstrong, 78 years old, passed away at 9:15 o'clock Monday morning at his residence, 612 N. Howard street, Union City, following a years' illness from arteriosclerosis.

He was born in Union county, Indiana, near College Corner, O., Dec. 6, 1886, the son of E. M. and Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Armstrong. He moved to the Union City community at the age of 17 and was married to Flora Spitler, near Hunchbarger's Corner, Sept. 22, 18989. Prior to his retirement 15 years ago he was a city and rural mail carrier for 30 years.

He was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church.

The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home where fiends may call after Tuesday noon.

Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CWT) at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

He leaves, besides the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Cheney of Union City, and Mrs. Byron Owens of Greenville; one son, William E. of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Harry Ullery of Union City; and three brothers, John Morton and Clinton, all of Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 17, 1945

Orville L. Oyler Dies Sunday At Bradford; Final Rites Tuesday.

Orville L. Oyler, age 46, a representative for the Lewis Motor Mart of Dayton, Ohio, who called on many firms in Union City, died at his home in Bradford, O., Sunday from the effects of a heart attack. Mr. Oyler was a native of Winchester.

Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Simon Fowler, and his father, Ota L. Oyler, both of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian church in Bradford with Rev. Weaver in charge. Burial will be at Abbottsville. His mother preceded him in death five years ago.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 18, 1945

Flora Bowers Dies At Rose Hill Home.

Mrs. Flora S. Bowers, 70, wife of William C. Bowers, died at her residence in Rose Hill. She had been in declining health for several months.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shira, she was a native of Darke county. For several years she had been a member of the Rose Hill United Brethren church.

Surviving are the husband; one son, Robert, who serves in the U. S. navy; two grandchildren; one brother Eugene Shira of Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Lois Smith of Union City.

Services were held this afternoon at the Rose Hill U. B. church with Rev. Jefferis officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 18, 1945

Mrs. Florence Jones Succumbs At Marion.

Mrs. Florence Jones of Portland, widow of the late Dr. W. P. Jones, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the Marion General hospital at Marion at 10:15 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

The deceased was born in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Rebecca (Green) Anderson. Her early childhood was spent in Dunkirk, after which she taught in the Union City and Portland schools for several years.

On October 3, 1885 she was married to William P. Jones, prominent Portland dentist, who died May 12, 1934.

She is survived by one son, Horace of Washington, D. C., and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Osborn of Marion and three grandchildren, Joseph Arthur, Marilyn and George Preston Osborn, all of Marion.

Funeral services will be held in Portland at 10:30 Wednesday morning. Rev. T. O. M. Wills officiating. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 18, 1945

Word Received Terminating Case Of Lt. Tibbetts.

Word has been received from the Adjutant General's office of the War Department terminating the case of First Lieutenant Bob Tibbetts, Jr., husband of Sarah K. Tibbetts of 805 North Columbia street, Union City, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tibbetts, 502 North High street, also this city. He was listed as missing in action since March 6, 1944 during the first mass daylight raid over Berlin, Germany.

Lt. Tibbetts was graduated from the West Side high school and in 1941 was graduated from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Ind., as a mechanical engineer. In March, 1941 he enlisted for active service in the engineer corps at Ft. Thomas, Ky. During April of 1942 he was sent to the Columbus General Depot as assistant post engineer, and in September of that year he requested a transfer to the air force.

He received his wings at Moody Field, Valdosta, Ga., and from there was sent to Hendricks Field at Sebring, Fla., where he received B-17 training. After special combat training on the West Coast he was sent to England in October, 1943 as a member of the Eight AAF Bomber Command.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 19, 1945

Graveside Services Held for Infant.

Graveside services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Sharpsburg cemetery for Andrew McGill, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George McGill of Rossburg, route one, who was born Tuesday morning at the Union City hospital and died there at 7:30 o'clock last evening.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home.

Surviving, besides the parents, are two sister, Sarah and Sue, both at home, and the paternal and maternal grandparents.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 19, 1945

Darrell Parrott, Missing Since '43, Declared Dead.

Mrs. Marie Parrott, 876 North West street, Winchester, has received official word from the war department that her husband, Darrell, missing in the European theater of operations since Dec. 22, 1943, has been declared dead.

The war department said further that details surrounding his disappearance and death are meager and uncertain, however, the date of his death has been set at Sept. 9, 1945.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ona Vesta Hapner, 47, wife of Charles L. Hapner, well known Darke county farmer and stock raiser, died Sunday at her residence, one mile west of Coletown, following an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Sgt. Ellis L. Hapner of Camp Blandin, Fla., one daughter, Evelyn Lou Hapner, at home; her mother, Mrs. Libby Noffsinger of Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Ballinger and Miss Mollie Noffsinger, also of Greenville.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 30, 1897 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Jacob Noffsinger (b. Randolph Co., IN) and Libby Wagner (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 19, 1945

Darke County Death.

Winfield S. Rosser, 87, retired Greenville hardware dealer and active member of the Masonic lodge, died Saturday at his residence in Greenville after a lingering illness.

Nephews and nieces are the only survivors.

Funeral services were held today in Greenville, and burial was in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Winfield Scott Rosser was born April 23, 1858 in Arcanum, Darke Co., OH, the son of John Frederick Rosser and Lucy Fleck (both b. in Darke Co., OH. He was widowed but his wife was Aureleia Rosser.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 20, 1945

Services Held Today For Samuel Trick, Suicidal Victim.

Funeral services for Samuel C. Trick, 41, Greenville, who died Monday night of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, were held this afternoon in Greenville. Two ministers, Rev. C. William Black and Rev. Frank Thomas, officiated. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

A member of the 1923 graduating class of Greenville high school, Trick had been engaged in the oil business there for over 20 years. He operated the S. C. Trick Oil company. He was a member of the Elks lodge, which held services for him Wednesday evening.

His suicidal act is attributed to despondency over failing health.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret and his mother, Mrs. Forest Trick, Greenville, and a half-brother and half-sister.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 20, 1945

Funeral Services For Anna M. Osborn Friday Morning.

Funeral services for Anna Myers Osborn, 77 years old, who passed away at her home in Arba Tuesday night following an illness of several months, will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence in Arba with Rev. Mrs. Oscar Trader of Fairmount, Ind., assisted by Rev. James R. Tasch officiating. Interment will be in the North Salem cemetery.

Mrs. Osborn was the widow of the late Almond Osborn. Surviving are one son, Harmon Myers of Arba; one step-son, Lewis Osborn of Centerville; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Matchett of Union City; one half-brother, William Clough of near Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Myers of Muncie, and Mrs. Ruth Kinney of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 20, 1945

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Galion, O.

Friends in Winchester have received word of the death of Mrs. Julia C. Wimemiller, 82 years old, of Galion, Ohio.

Mrs. Winemiller was a former resident of the city and a member of the Friends church. She was the widow of Michael A. Winemiller who preceded her in death several years ago.

Death occurred Wednesday, Sept. 12, and burial was in Galion Saturday, Sept. 15.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 21, 1945

O. H. Shockney Dies At Son's Home Friday.

O. H. (Dozer) Shockney, 88 years old, passed away at the home of his son, David Shockney, north of Winchester, Friday morning at 8 o'clock.

He was born July 27, 1857 in Randolph county the son of Jesse and Margaret Ellen (Mitchel) Shockney. His wife, Susan M. (Teeter), preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1938.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. A. H. Shockney of Portland, and David, at whose home he died; one daughter, Mrs. Merrit Peters of Modoc; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Cotter of Indianapolis; and one half-brother, Carl Shockney of Greenville.

Funeral services for Mr. Shockney will be conducted at the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Raymond Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body was taken to the Baird funeral home in Portland and will be returned to the home of the son near Winchester Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 24, 1945

Resident Receives Final Word Of Grandson's Death.

Mrs. T. Jones of Winchester has received final word of the death of her grandson, Marine Sergeant Donald E. Kasemodel, 22 years old, who was killed on Iwo Jima, March 12, 1945. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Kasemodel, and the husband of Mrs. Therese Kasemodel, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Sgt. Kasemodel was graduated from Rufus King high school and was employed by the Phoenix Hosiery company prior to his entering the marine corps in May of 1942. Three brothers also serve in the armed forces, Lt. Robert E. of the army air corps, Seaman First Class Walter C. and Seaman First Class Eugene J., of the coast guard, all overseas.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 24, 1945

Father Of Local Resident Dies.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beatty of North Main street, were called to Connellsville, Pa., due to the death of the former's father, John S. Beatty, 78, who died suddenly while downtown Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Central Methodist church in Connellsville and interment was in the Chestnut Hill cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 25, 1945

William Lindley Dies Following Heart Attack.

William Lindley, 60 years old, of Salem, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Conyers, 714 Beeson drive, Winchester, Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock following a heart attack suffered a few minutes earlier.

Mr. Lindley had operated the Salem general store for the past three years aned was former owner of a grocery and meat market in Salamonia.

He was born in Randolph county Apr. 29, 1885 the son of Daniel and Minnie (Gettinger) Lindley and on Nov. 18, 1905 was married to Christina (Prescott) who survives.

Also surviving are the following children: Mrs. Ruby Harvey of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Walther Lindley of Salem, Mrs. Juanita Conyers, at whose home he died; and Cloyd Lindley of the U. S. navy stationed at San Diego, Cal. The mother, Mrs. Minnie Lindley, resides northwest of Union City, and a brother, Henry Lindley lives in Union City. Five grandchildren also survive. Preceding him in death were his father, a brother and a son.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland. Funeral arrangements are pending word from the son in California.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Christian church with Rev. H. G. Perry, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills, officiated. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

A 13-year-old Greenville boy, Jackie Idle, was found dead beside his bicycle on East Main street in that city at about 10 p. m. Friday by a passing motorist. It was the first belief that the boy had been hit by an automobile but that theory was dispelled by medical examiners, who pronounced death due to a heart attack. There were no marks of injury on the boy's body and the bicycle was virtually unscratched. Part of a sack of peanuts was found in the boy's clothing and it is believed that he had purchased the peanuts at the city park where the Greenville-Celina high school football game was played Friday evening. Evidently the lad had started home at the half-time of the game. The identity of the boy was not positively established until after the body had been removed to the Mille

r fueral home. Identification was made by officials of the East school, which the lad had attended. He was enrolled in junior high school this year. His mother died when he was one year old and he made his home with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James V. (Bert) Hicks of 312 Hart avenue.

Also surviving are his father, Frank Idle; a brother, William, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Idle, all living near Dayton; two half-brothers, David and Allen Delaplane of Greenville, and a great-grandfather, Harrison Parker, of Greenville.

Services were held Monday at the Missionary Alliance church in that city with Rev. E. E. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Jackie Richard Idle was born Feb. 5, 1932 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the son of Frank Idle and Ruth Hicks (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 25, 1945

Darke County Death.

Aaron Brining, 84 former Versailles postmaster, died Saturday at his home in the neighboring town after a years' illness.

Surviving are his wife, Louise; one son, Marion, of Cleveland, and two grandchildren.

Final rites were conducted from the late residence Tuesday with Rev. Robert Melster in charge. Interment was in the mausoleum at Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 25, 1945

Ethel Collins Dies At Hospital In Oxford, Ohio.

Ethel Marie Collins, 46 years old, passed away Saturday night at 8 o'clock at a hospital in Oxford, Ohio.

Surviving are the husband, Henry Collins of Oxford; one daughter, Marie, at home; one son, Sgt. John Frazier, stationed at Gulfport, Miss.; the mother, Mrs. Julie Devaney of Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Alberta Wade of Anderson; and four brothers, Burgess Devaney of Elwood, Charles Devaney of Anderson, Jesse Devaney of Idaho, and Harmon Devaney of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Lynn Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body will be brought direct to the church from Oxford.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 26, 1945

Mrs. Betty Rice Passes Away This Morning.

Mrs. Betty C. Rice, 84, passed away at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, B. C. Rice, Union City, route one, located five miles north on the State Line road, following a 10-weeks illness from heart trouble. She had made her home with the son for the past two months.

She was born in Sweet Springs, West Virginia, on April 7, 1861, the daughter of Charles and Captola Kaufman-Corman, and attended the Holden Schools at Holden, Mo. She was married to George P. Rice, who preceded her in death in 1919. Mrs. Rice was a member of the Christian church at Center, Mo.

Surviving besides the son, are two other sons, Roy K. Rice of Albia, Iowa, and Arah J. Rice, Council Hill, Okla. Two sons are deceased.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where it will be sent to Salisbury, Mo. Final rites will be held at Salisbury Friday, and burial will be in a cemetery there.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 26, 1945

Death Claims C. Armstrong At Son's Home.

Charles A. Armstrong, 79, died Monday at the home of a son, Gerald, three miles west of Greenville on the Union City road, following a two-year illness.

Armstrong had operated a farm in the Rose Hill vicinity for over 30 years and was well known throughout Darke county.

He leaves his wife, Jennie; the one son, Gerald; a step-son, George Stephens, of Piqua; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Shiverdecker, of Ansonia, route one; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Ara Armstrong, of Union City, and William Armstrong, of Portland, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Foster, of Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Grace Frasher, of Portland, Ind.

Services will be held at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville, at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Troy.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 27, 1945

Ora E. Houser Dies At Home In Lynn Tuesday.

Ora E. Houser, 65 years old, passed away at his home in Lynn Tuesday night at 6:30 o'clock following a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Jessie; three daughters, Betty, Jean and Mrs. Martha Crisp, all at home; two sons, Carl of Tuscon, Ariz., and S-Sgt. James, stationed at Clark field in the Philippines; seven sisters, Mrs. G. E. Bailey of Medora, Ind., Mrs. Alice Peaster of Hollywood, Cal., Mrs. William Wysong of near Winchester, Mrs. Iva Platt of Richmond, Mrs. Blanch Whitacre of Los Angeles, Cal., Miss Grace Houser of Indianapolis, and Mrs. S. A. Sarver of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Houser will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home with Rev. Robert McFarland officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence in Lynn after 7 p. m. today.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 28, 1945

Darke County Death.

The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Amon Richards, who reside south of Palestine, that their son, Lt. Niles Richards, 21, listed as missing in action almost one year ago, has been officially declared dead. Lt. Richards was the navigator-bomber on a Flying Fortress which failed to return after a bombing mission over Germany on September 13, 1944. A member of the 1941 graduating class at Hollansburg high school, Lt. Richards enlisted in the army air corps at Patterson Field on November 18, 1942. He received his basic training at Miami Beach, Fla., and his bombardier training at Midland, Texas. His bomber squadron was assigned to overseas duty in Italy on August 11, 1944.

Besides his parents he leaves 11 brothers and one sister. One brother, Pfc. Gene Richards, serves with the armed forces.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 28, 1945

Jimmie Poe Dies At Riley Hospital In Indianapolis.

James William Poe, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Poe, 417 West Franklin street, Winchester, died at the Riley hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday evening. Jimmie became stricken with meningitis Wednesday, Sept. 19 and was removed to Riley for treatment.

Besides the parent he is survived by a brother, Bob of the U. S. navy; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. David Huffman of Saratoga; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Poe of Andrews, Ind.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 1, 1945

Ellen Sullivan Passes Away Sunday.

Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, age 77, passed away at 11 p. m. Sunday at her residence, north on the State Line road on Union City route three.

She was born in Ohio on December 10, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leahey-Kelly, and was married to John Sullivan at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City 57 years ago. She had lived in the Union City community most of her life.

Surviving, besides the husband, are three sons, Robert and Raymond, at home, and John of Dayton; one daughter, Josephine, at home; one brother, Edward Kelly, Dayton; five sisters, Mrs. John Horrigan and Mrs. John Cotter, both of Union City; Josephine Kelly of Dayton; Mrs. Jess Cotter, Richmond, and Mrs. Catherine Dillon of Huntington, Indiana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Brent Hall and Mrs. Wallace Bowman both of Dayton, and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary church with Father T. E. Dillon of Huntington, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, two miles northwest of Union City.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 1, 1945

Former County School Teacher Dies In Oregon.

Mrs. Eva Courtney of Winchester received a telegram Friday morning of the death of her brother, Will J. Roberts, 83, of Ontario, Ore. He died Thursday night at a hospital in Ontario where he had undergone a major operation last Tuesday. He had been ill for seven years.

The deceased and his wife were teachers in Randolph and Wayne counties for a number of years. Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of William Thornburg, ex-sheriff of Randolph county and they lived in Williamsburg, Wayne county in 1913 when they moved to Oregon. She is supervisor of the high school in Ontario at the present time.

Surviving are the wife, one daughter, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be in Ontario Sunday.

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

Darke County Death.

Ira Rookstool, 73, a well known tobacco buyer, died Saturday at his home in Arcanum after a years' illness from heart trouble.

Surviving are his wife, Saretta; one son, Russell of Lewisburg; two grandchildren, and four brothers, James and George Rookstool of Dayton, and Homer and Charles Rookstool of Lewisburg.

Services were held yesterday at the late residence with Rev. Thomas Maurer officiating. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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

U. C. Resident Cleona Willis, Succumbs Today.

Mrs. Mary Cleona Willis, age 25, of 301 East Main street, Union City, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a two-day illness caused from the results of flu.

She was born in Wayne county, Indiana, on August 31, 1920, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Longfellow, and was a graduate of the Whitewater high school in that county. On September 8, 1940 she was married to James A. Willis in Union City. For two years she was an employe of Champ Products in this city.

Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Karon Sue, at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Longfellow, who reside on Greenville, rural route; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lacey, Fountain City, Mrs. Arlene Cotter of Union City, and Doris Jean and Phyllis Longfellow, at home; six brothers, Don Longfellow, a member of the marines, stationed in the Pacific; Maurice Longfellow, stationed with the army in this country, Everett, Richmond, Wilson, Centerville, Howard, Bethel, Ind., and Robert Longfellow, at home, and a half-brother, Kenneth Powell, with the navy in the Pacific area.

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

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the United Brethren church in Union City with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery.] See In Memoriam published November 8, 1945.]

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

Long Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. Jesse Jackson.

Mrs. Jesse May Jackson, 57, wife of Troy Jackson of Ridgeville, died Tuesday morning in a Richmond hospital following an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Roscoe of Fort Sill, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Hagerty, of Jackson, Mich., and one brother, the Rev. Charles Collett of Modesto, Cal.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday in the Middleton chapel in Ridgeville, in charge of Rev. A. S. Truex. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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

Rebecca Weimer Dies Suddenly At Residence.

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Weimer, 88 years old, passed away suddenly at 8:30 p. m. Wednesday at her residence, 202 ? South Columbia street, Union City, following a heart attack.

She was born in Phillipsburg, Ohio, on July 7, 1857, the daughter of George and Abigal Beachler, and attended the school near her home. On October, 1875 she was married to Peter Weimer, and together they established the Weimer and Sons grocery which later became the Weimer Brothers grocery. Her husband preceded her in death on January 26, 1915.

She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Union City.

Surviving are three son, Andy and Charles Weimer of Union City, and George Weimer of Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hill, Union City, and Mrs. Ida Hinkle of East Chicago, Indiana; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call anytime after 4 p. m. Friday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the funeral home with Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

William Keller, 77, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Warner, two miles west of Arcanum. Besides the daughter, he leaves one son, Lewis Keller of Dayton; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles of Mechanicsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Susie Harris of Arcanum.

Services were held today in Arcanum. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Nancy M. Hathaway, 67, wife of Chancey Hathaway, died Tuesday at her home in Ft. Jefferson following an extended illness from a complication of diseases.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Tillman of Greenville, and Edwin R. Hathaway of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Mell Miller of Greenville, and John S. Miller of Homestead, Montana, and three sisters, Mrs. L. W. Wertenbaker, Greenville; Mrs. Margaret Schultz, Pleasant Hill, and Miss Alta Miller, Troy.

Services will be held at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville Saturday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death.

Carl W. Wagner, 57, Greenville, employed as a stock keeper at the Palace store there for the past eight years, dropped dead Tuesday in an alleyway at the rear of the store, corner of Broadway and East Fifth streets. Death was pronounced due to a heart attack.

Surviving are a brother, Jacob, of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. F. H. Dismeir, Greenville, and Mrs. W. F. Renz of Brewster, and five nephews and nieces.

Services were held today in Greenville. Burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah E. Byers, 72, wife of John H. Byers, Arcanum, died Wednesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, after a three-weeks illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Herschel, of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. John Gilfillan, New Madison; Mrs. Jesse Murray, Dayton; Mrs. Anna Slifer, West Manchester, and Mrs. Mary McClure, New Paris, and a brother, Charles Freed of New Paris.

Services were held today in Arcanum with Rev. Clyde Jones officiating. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery.

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

Death Claims Mrs. Ina Brown This Morning.

Mrs. Ina May Brown, age 75, passed away this morning at 1:30 o'clock at her residence in Harrisville, west of Union City, following an extended illness from complications. She had been in failing health for 11 years, and for the past several months her condition had been serious.

She was born in Fairhaven, Ohio, on October 15, 1869, the daughter of Ludlo and Sarah Austin-Pierson, and attended the Spartanburg school. She was married to Charles A. Brown in Spartanburg, and he preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Brown had lived in the Union City community since 1914.

She was a member of the Harrisville Christian church and the Ladies Aid society of that church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eva Williams, Decatur; six sons, Glenn and Fred Brown of Roanoke, Indiana; Russell and Norris Brown of Union City; Vern Brown of Harrisville, and Howard Brown of Winchester; 20 Grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three daughters are deceased.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after Tuesday noon.

Services will be held at the Harrisville Christian church on Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. W. A. Denlinger and Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery, located 10 miles southwest of Union City.

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

Darke County Death.

Henry D. Baker, 89, retired Greenville photographer, died Friday at the home of his niece, Mrs. Alvin Brown, 600 Central avenue, after an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county.

Immediate survivors include two grandsons, Ray L. Hiestand of Dayton, and Don Hiestand, Rossburg, rural route; four great-grandchildren, and two sister, Mrs. Alice Irwin and Mrs. Salinda Parent, both of Greenville.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Nov. 30, 1855 in Neave Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Jacob Baker (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Susannah Karns (b. Hamilton Co., OH).]

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

Vida Blakeley Dies Sunday Evening.

Mrs. Vida Jones Blakeley, 67, died at 6 p. m. Sunday at her farm home, three miles north of New Madison, after a six-week illness.

Immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Obed Wagner, Greenville, route five, Mrs. George Dumford, Union City, route five, and Mrs. Willis Stupp, Dayton; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Michael, of Toledo, and two sisters, Mrs. Grover O'Dell of Winchester, and Mrs. Ula Hinshaw, of Traverse City, Mich.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Nashville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. Friday.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Vida Eudora Blakeley was born March 30, 1878, the daughter of John Michael and Elizabeth Parent. She was divorced but her spouse was Frank Blakeley. No explanation of the name Jones cited above.]

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

Former Resident Dies At Hastings.

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Mangas of Union City, received word yesterday afternoon of the death of Rev. Emory S. Thompson of Hastings, Michigan, a former resident of this city. His death occurred Saturday at Hastings.

Rev. Thompson and family lived in this community 40 years ago, and he was pastor at the New Lisbon Christian church and the South Salem Christian church. He served the Christian churches of southern Illinois and Hastings after leaving Union City.

The widow, Lizzie and 11 children survive.

Services were held today at Hastings, and burial was in a cemetery there.

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

William T. Kem Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

William Thomas Kem, 89 years old, passed away in the Randolph County hospital Monday night at 11:40 o'clock following a weeks' illness of pneumonia.

He was born in Wayne county April 7, 1856, the son of William and Lydia (Davis) Kem, and moved to Winchester when just a child where he has resided most of his life. H was engaged in and was well known for his gardening and was a member of the Friends church.

Surviving are the widow, Margery; two daughters, Mrs. Waya Dudley and Mrs. Vada Coon, both of Winchester; one sister, Miss Josephine Kem of Anderson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Kem will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Herron officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence at 714 Short street after 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon until one hour before time of the services.

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

Graveside Services.

Graveside services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Union City cemetery for Elmer J. Curry, age 35, who passed away at his residence in Chicago Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Joan, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Sawyer of Muncie, and Mrs. Stephen Smith, Gary, and four brothers, George and Ernest Curry of Horse Cave, Ky; Harry Curry of Jeffersonville, Ind., and DeWitt Curry of Glascow, Ky.

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

Life-Long County Resident Dies At. U. C. Hospital.

Charles W. Kochersperger, 60 years old, of five and one-half miles north of Union City, passed away Thursday night at 10 o'clock at the Union City hospital where he had been confined for the past month. He had been ill for eight months and in a critical condition for the past three months. Death was due to complications.

He was born in Randolph county Oct. 18, 1884, the son of Philip and Fidello (Ben) Kochersperger, and was a farmer in the county all of his life. He was first married to Cora Vining who preceded him in death in 1925. On April 18, 1942 he married Mrs. Pearl Doughty, who survives him.

Surviving besides the wife are the children, Gerald of south of Pittsburg, Mrs. Thelma Lowe of near Greenfield, Ind., Mrs. Grace Dilworth of Coldwater, Ohio. Victor of north of Union City, Mrs. Gladys Keist of New Weston, O., Mrs. Ina Wantz of south of Union City, Mrs. Neva Maloon of Union City, and Dale, gunners mate second class of the U. S. navy stationed in New Orleans, La., one daughter deceased; step-children, Mrs. Estell Hathaway of Ridgeville, Mrs. Ray Donelson, Orville, Carl and Lowell Doughty, all of Fort Wayne, First Lt. Albert Doughty, with the armed forces in Germany; brother and sisters, Fred of northeast of Union City, Mrs. Bertha Kegey of Union City, Mrs. Emma Yeager of southeast of Fort Recovery Mrs. Lilly Theurer of south of Salamonia and one sister deceased; thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Christian church, on the Jay and Randolph county line, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. A. E. Kemp of Union City. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

The body will be taken to the residence from the Wiliamson funeral home in Portland Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

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

Death Claims Aged Resident Of Union City.

Mrs. Augusta J. Arbaugh, 81 years old, passed away at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at her home, 905 West Oak street, Union City, following a ten weeks' illness from complications.

On April 4, 1864 she was born in Jay county the daughter of Robert and Eliza Davis and attended school near her home.

She was married to George Arbaugh in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on April 1, 1886. He preceded her in death 24 years ago.

She lived in Ft. Recovery until eight years ago at which time she moved to Union City. Mrs. Arbaugh was a member of the Christian church at Ft. Recovery.

Mer only survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie V. Arbaugh, 331 North Howard street, Union City. An infant son preceded her in death.

The body will be removed from the May and Rissle funeral home in Ft. Recovery to the son's residence where friends may call after Sunday morning.

Brief services will be held at 1:15 p. m. (CST) Monday at the son's residence with B. V. Tippett in charge. The body will be removed to the Christian church in Ft. Recovery where final rites will be held at 3 o'clock (CST).

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

Clayton Brumley, Jr. Killed In Two-Car Collision Saturday.

Clayton Brumley, Jr., 19 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brumley, Sr., of four miles north of Winchester, was killed at 11;30 o'clock Saturday night when his car, a 1936 Ford tudor, collided with a 1939 Chevrolet coach driven by Ralph Benson of Winchester, route four, one and three-fourths miles north of Winchester on national route 27.

Brumley, the only occupant of his car, was driving north, and Benson was driving south when the left front corner of each car struck near the center of the road.

Also in the Benson car were Miss Louise Gray, 501 North Main street, Winchester, John Fouse of Winchester route four, and Miss Mary Benson of Winchester route four. Mis Gray was the only occupant of the Benson car to receive injuries and she sustained a head bruise.

Brumley was thrown out of his car to the west side of the rad onto the berm. The car turned over and came to rest right side down heading south.

Brumley's death was pronounced accidental due to a skull fracture. He died at the scene of the accident.

The accident was investigated by officials of the county sheriff's office and Couny Coroner Lowell W. Painter.

Besides the parents, Brumley is survived by five brothers, Cleo of Winchester, Ernest of Ridgeville, Walter of the U. S. navy stationed at New London, Conn., Raymond of the U. S. army stationed in Alaska, and Robert at home; one sister, Mrs. Irene Hiatt of Muncie; and the paternal grandfather, James Brumley of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and will be taken to the home of the parents where friends may call after 6 p. m. Monday.

Funeral services will be held at the Five Points church at 10 a. m. Wednesday with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Clara Burns Dies Tuesday At Hospital.

Mrs. Clara Opal Burns, 52 years old, of 364 North Walnut street, Union City, succumbed at the city hospital at 8:45 o'clock Tuesday evening following an illness of one year from complications. She had been seriously ill for several weeks.

On March 23, 1893 she was born in Castine, Ohio, the daughter of John and Ida Wagner-Cable, and attended Turkey Center schools in Darke county. She was married to James H. Burns in Palestine on April 13, 1911. She was a member of the Nashville United Brethren church, and had resided in Union City for the past 18 years.

She leaves besides the husband, five sons, Maynard Burns, Highland, Ill.; Bobby Dean, at home, and Leroy, James, Jr., and Charles Burns, all of Union City; three daughters, Mrs. Jack Plummer, West Milton, Ohio; Mrs. Norbert Saintignon, Union City, and Mrs. Paul Harshbarger of Pleasant Hill, Ohio; the mother, Mrs. Ida Cable, Mashville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. William Oberer, Beamsville, and Mrs. Esther Riffle, Woodington; a half-brother, Elmer Cable, Castine, and five grandchildren.

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

Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

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

U. C. Native Succumbs At Cardin, Okla.

A native of Union City, J. Wesley Williams, age 66, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence in Cardin, Oklahoma, following a three-year illness from complications.

He was born on North Howard street on January 23, 1879, the son of J. W. and Mary Garritson-Williams, and attended the Union City East Side school. He was married to Minnie Hoke in this city in 1897, and they moved to Dayton, where he was an employe of the City Street Car Company.

Mr. Williams was then manager of the Jewel Tea Co. in Anderson, before moving to Oklahoma in 1916, at which time he was connected with the outfitting business. He was a member of the Baptist church in Cardin.

Surviving besides his wife, are one brother, Wert Williams, Winchester, rural route; one sister, Mrs. P. S. Woodbury, Champaign, Ill., and one half-sister, Mrs. Jane Kelly, Toledo, Ohio. One son died in infancy.

The body will be removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City, where services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 10 o'clock Thursday morning.

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

Darke County Death.

Daisy Lake Grilliot, 80, died at her farm home north of Rossburg, Sunday.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Peter Grilliot, and 13 grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Cornelius Schmidt, Greenville. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Lon Shoemaker, 79-year-old Wayne township farmer, died Monday at his residence, two miles southeast of Versailles. He had suffered from heart trouble for the last year but was critically ill only one week.

He leaves a wife, Helen; two sons, Clemon of Yorkshire, and Harold of Versailles; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Barber of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; one brother, and a sister.

Services were held Thursday in Versailles, and burial was in St. Peter's cemetery, south of Versailles.

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

Long Illness Fatal To Aged County Resident.

Josephine Hobbick, 75 years old, passed away at 6 a. m. Wednesday near Winchester following a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Jesse and Martha (Study) Mumpower.

Surviving are two sons, Herman of Winchester route two, and Ralph of Ramey, Wash.; two brothers, Milo Mumpower of Ridgeville, and Ear Mumpower of Dunkirk.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations and where services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Wednesday.

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

Randolph County Native Dies In Pontiac, Mich.

Mrs. C. C. Fetters, 702 West Washington street, returned to her home Saturday evening from Pontiac, Mich., where she had been called because of the death of her brother-in-law, Eldon L. Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was stricken with a heart attack on the morning of Oct. 7 and died immediately.

He was a native of Randolph county and was born Oct. 25, 1890, the son of Andrew and Nora (Pursley) Jackson. He was married to Sara G. Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Parker, Nov. 5, 1910. They moved to Pontiac in 1919 where they have resided. For a number of years he was an outstanding automobile salesman of the Oakland company.

Near the beginning of the war he accepted a position in the safety department of General Motors where he was working at the time of his death.

Surviving are the wife, Sara G., and a son, George William.

Funeral services were held at the D. E. Pursley funeral home Wednesday, Oct 10, at 2 p. m. with Tom Malone, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church of Pontiac, of which Mr. Jackson was a member, officiating. Interment was in the beautiful Ottawa Park cemetery, just outside the city limits.

Other Indiana relatives who attended the funeral were Lester Williams and Edgar Parker of Farmland, C. C. Fetters of Winchester, Norval Jackson of Fountain City, and Dr. and Mrs. Harold Parker of Lafayette.

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

Laura Frazier Dies Thursday From Injuries.

A well known Union City woman, Mrs. Lura Frazier, age 51, of 801 West Oak street, who was struck by an automobile on North Columbia street October 6, died at 6:05 o'clock Thursday evening at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She suffered a fractured skull and a broken collar bone and ribs, and never regained consciousness.

n January 15, 1894 she was born in Battleground, Ind., the daughter of Miles and Adeline Anderson-Thompson. She was a graduate of the West Side high school and Earlham college in Richmond, and had taken a course at Ball State Teachers college in Muncie. She was a teacher in the Wayne township schools for several years.

She was married to James A. Frazier on January 15, 1915 in Union City, and he is the owner of the Frazier Supply company on West Pearl street. Mrs. Frazier was a lifelong resident of Union City and a member of the Methodist church.

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

Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Surviving, besides the husband, are one son, James Robert Frazier, Union City; two granddaughters, Barbara and Connie Lou; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Johns and Mrs. Edna Simmons of Union City, and two brothers, William and Ora Thompson, also of this city. Two brothers are deceased.

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

George Shook Passes Away Thursday Night.

A farmer on the Hart farm for the past 15 years, George W. Shook, 71, of three miles south of Union City, passed away at 10 p. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a three days serious illness from complications.

He was born near North Dayton on October 4, 1874, the son of John and Lydia Rickert-Shook, and attended the Darke county schools. Prior to farming, he was employed by the J. J. Haselmire company in Union City. He was a member of the Red Men's lodge.

His only survivors are cousins.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call anytime. Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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

Services Held Today.

Services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home for Nancy Lee Thornburg, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thornburg, 520 North Columbia street, Union City. The infant was born at 4 o'clock this morning at the city hospital and died a few minutes later. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Survivors, besides the parents, are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dunham of near Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Thornburg, north of Lisbon.

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

Four Traffic Accidents Occur Over Week-End; Two Fatally Injured.

Four traffic accidents, in which two persons were killed and seven injured, occurred on Route 71, between Union City and Greenville, over the week-end. The dead are Melvin Hopper, age 35, of five miles northeast of Union City, located near Cosmos, and Henry J. Fry, age 73, of Coletown.

The first accident, causing the death of Hopper and injuring William Beam, 64, of Greenville, route four and Willis Hart of two miles east of Union City, involved three automobiles and happened near Hillgrove. Hopper was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Hart.

Sheriff Everett Snyder of Darke county, said he was informed that an automobile had been driven off the highway by Eugene Moyer of Union City, who sought to investigate a possible flat tire. The sheriff said the car driven by Beam hooked the rear bumper of the Moyer machine, causing Mr. Beam to lose control of the car, which rolled directly into the path of the auto driven by Hart, coming east from the opposite direction. The Hart machine was demolished.

Beam suffered broken ribs, minor cuts and bruises. He was taken to the Union City hospital and was dismissed to his home Sunday night, after receiving medical care.

Hart, thrown from the car to the pavement, suffered a dislocated shoulder, badly bruised jaw and cuts on the leg. He was treated in a local physician's office and taken to his residence.

Hopper, pinned beneath the car, which turned over several times and landed in the field on the Harry Skidmore's farm, died enroute to the city hospital at 12:15 o'clock. He suffered a broken neck, internal head injuries and a punctured lung.

He was born in Darke county on May 22, 191o, the son of Roy and Ethel Hittle-Hopper, and attended the Ansonia high school. On February 27, 1931, he was married to Dorothy Lorton near Greenville. He previously worked at Patterson Field, Dayton, and was employed by the Metsor Motor Car company in Piqua. He had resided in this community for the past three years.

Hopper was a member of the Ansonia Methodist church and Masonic lodge in that city.

His only immediate survivor, besides the wife, is his mother, Mrs. Ethel Hopper of Greenville.

The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the services.

Final rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (slow time) at the Methodist church in Ansonia with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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At 7 p. m. Saturday Henry J. Fry was injured fatally, and four others were hurt in an auto-collision, one mile west of Coletown, the second accident reported over the week-end.

The cars involved were the 1937 model Chevrolet coach driven by Harry Holland northeast of Coletown, and occupied by Fry, and a 1938 Buick sedan driven by Murl Bacon of Winchester, and occupied by his wife, Martha, and their daughter, Carolyn Dorman.

Mr. and Mrs. Bacon and their daughter, who received cuts and bruises, were treated at the Wayne hospital in Greenville and dismissed to their home.

The condition of Holland, suffering from minor injuries, was reported as good late Sunday afternoon by attaches of Wayne hospital, where he also is receiving medical care.

Fry died at 5 a. m. Sunday at Wayne hospital.

His body has been removed to the Stocker funeral home in Greenville where services will be held at 2:30 P. M. (fast time) Tuesday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Interment will be in Manuel cemetery, near Coletown.

His only survivors are nieces and nephews.

[Last two accidents are omitted here. There were no fatalities.]

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

Harriet Robison Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Harriet F. Robison, 61 years old, wife of Dr. J. S. Robison, prominent Winchester physician, passed away at her home, 235 East South street, at 8:15 o'clock Saturday morning following a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been seriously ill since the middle of October.

She was born in Lake county, Indiana Aug. 18, 1884, and came to Winchester with Dr. Robison in 1913. She was a member of the Winchester Presbyterian church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Union.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Cassidy of Falls Church, Va.; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Stella Johnson of Valparaiso, Ind.; and two brother, Arthur and Clyde Foster, both of Chicago, Ill.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the home Sunday noon where friends may call.

[Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial was made in the Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

Martha Callaway Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ann Callaway, 79 years old, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 5 p. m. Sunday following an illness of six weeks, will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Alexandria.

She was born Feb 3, 1866 in Madison county near Alexandria, the daughter of Peter and Nancy (Black) Little, and was married twice, first to Adolphus Lowery and later to Frank Callaway. Both preceded her in death.

She was a native of Madison county and formerly lived in Marion but for the past several years had made her home with her daughters in Winchester. She was a member of the Winchester Friends church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Payne and Mrs. Faye M. Parry, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Maude Inez Campbell of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary after 7 p. m. Monday.

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

Death Claims Allison Kenyon, Rites Tuesday.

Allison (Doc) Kenyon, 75 years old, passed away at his home near Winchester Monday morning at 4 o'clock.

He is survived by a daughter of New Castle and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Crossbar of Modoc.

Funeral services for Mr. Kenyon will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Tilson funeral home in Modoc with Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating. Interment will be in the Blountsville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Mother Of Local Woman Dies At Ball Hospital Saturday.

Mrs. Susie (Stegall) Bradshaw, 73 years old, mother of Mrs. Hubin Skinner, of Winchester, died at the Ball hospital in Muncie Saturday night.

Besides the daughter in Winchester she is survived by the husband, Earl; and nine children.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the South Side Church of God in Muncie with interment in the Elm Ridge cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Potter-Stephens funeral home to the residence on South Liberty street in Muncie where friends may call.

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

U. C. Carpenter Passes Away This Morning.

A 56-year-old carpenter, Charlie C. Stooksberry, of 713 North Columbia street, Union City, was claimed by death at 6:30 o'clock this morning at the Richmond hospital following a three-year illness from brights disease. He had been in serious condition for the past three weeks.

Having lived in Randolph county all his life with the exception of five years, he was born on July 11, 1889 near Pleasant Hill, the son of William and Caroline Lindley-Stooksberry. He attended Lindley school No. 1 in Jackson, Indiana township, and was married to Elsie Grimm in Greenville on June 20, 1914. Hr. Stooksberry had resided in Union City for the past 10 years.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after Thursday noon.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

He leaves, besides his wife, a son, Jack, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sipe, Winchester, route four; Mrs. Ollie Prescott, Ft. Recovery, route one, and Mrs. Ella Cline, Ansonia, route one, and two brothers, Alva Stooksberry, Union City and Ross Stooksberry, with the U. S. Navy in California.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ida Mae Kenworthy, 72, wife of Benjamin Kenworthy, died Sunday at her farm home south of Verona following a lingering illness

Besides the husband, she leaves 10 children, Chalmer and Theresa, Greenville; Ora of West Manchester; Homer and Walter, Lewis burg; Willard and Mrs. Sadie Meade of Bradford; Mrs. Rose Bohlander, Hamilton; David Kenworthy of Somerville, and Oliva, at home.

Services were held today at the late residence, and burial was in Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

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

Darke County Death.

David M. Bigham, formerly of Rossburg and Lightsville, died Saturday at his late home in Grand Rapids, Mich., after an extended illness.

Services were held Tuesday at Grand Rapids with burial in Rosedale cemetery there.

Surviving are a son, Chester, of Grand Rapids; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Sturdy, of Harrisburg, Pa., and several grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death.

90-year-old Pleasant Hill resident, Henry Landis, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. He had been in declining health for an extended period.

Services were held Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Immediate survivors include a son, Albert, of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Emma Jones of Covington, and a sister, Mrs. Susie Harris, Dayton.

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

Darke County Death.

Harmon A. Faehl, 74, a lifelong resident of Rossburg, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a three-week illness from heart trouble.

He leaves a son, John Faehl, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Imo Soliday, of Piqua; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Val Nieter, of Sidney, and Mrs. Lule Linbaugh, who lives in Michigan, and three brothers, Edward Faehl, Piqua; August Faehl, New Bremen, and Charles Faehl, Dayton.

Services were held Wednesday at Rossburg and interment was in Brook cemetery

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 20, 1870 in Stark Co., OH, the son of Michael Faehl and Frances Meyers (both b. Germany).]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Jane Netzley, 79, widow of the late George Netzley, former Darke county farmer, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Anewalt, west of Pleasant Hill on the Range Line road.

She leaves three sons, Jess, of Piqua; Harve, of near Bradford, and Arthur, of Pleasant Hill, and one other daughter, Mrs. Viola Shapherd, of Piqua.

Services were held Thursday at Pleasant Hill, and burial was in the cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary Stoll Hughes, 81, widow of the late Ben T. Hughes, former Greenville merchant, died in Greenville Monday after a lingering illness.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services were conducted in Greenville Thursday, and interment was in the cemetery there.

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

Two Winchester Persons Killed In Truck-Train Wreck At Middletown, O.

Leonard Hunt, 40 years old, North Meridian street, Winchester, and Frank Tucker, Jr., 14 years old of one-half mile west of Five Points, northwest of Winchester, were killed instantly at 9:48 Friday morning when struck by a fast New York Central passenger train at the Lebanon and Canal road crossing near the city limits of Middletown, Ohio.

The truck, a tractor-trailer type owned by Virgil Losh of Winchester, was hauling a load of Scrap metal to the Middletown iron and steel works. The truck was going east and the train north.

The tractor of the truck was completely demolished and burned and carried a block and a half down the track. The bodies were thrown 200 and 250 feet from the crash and were burned beyond recognition.

The Middletown coroner pronounced the death as instantaneous due to fractured skulls and intense burns, accidental by truck and train.

Witnesses to the tragedy reported that the truck drove directly onto the track, however, Middletown police reported it was a bad, partially blind and unprotected crossing.

Engineer of the the train, No 426, reportedly running late and at a very fast rate of speed, was Clem Applegate of Sharonville, Ohio and C. O. Heilman of Cleveland, Ohio was conductor.

The bodies were taken to the Baker funeral home in Middletown and place in sealed containers.

Hunt was employed by Mr. Losh and the Tucker youth had gone along on the trip just for the ride.

Tucker is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tucker, Sr.; four sisters, Mary Dorothy, Wanda and Dixie; and two brothers, James and Sammy.

Hunt is survived by his wife, Bertha, and four children, one son, Roger, and three daughters, Norma Jane, Patty Lou and Marjorie.

The report was given to the paper by officials of the Middletown city police department.

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

Grandson Listed Dead.

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hall of 316 Carter street, Union City, have received word that their grandson, Lt. William C. Flick, age 24, reported missing in action over Austria since February 23, 1944, has been officially declared dead, according to a War Department message received Tuesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Frock of Detroit. He was a bombardier on a flying fortress.

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font color=red size=+1> The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 27, 1945

Ansonia Barber For 45 Years Is Dead.

William (Loie) Wolf, 67, veteran barber at Ansonia, died yesterday morning at his residence on Weller street in the neighboring town. He had been in declining health for several months.

Wolf had been a barber for over 45 years during the major part of which time he operated his own shop in Ansonia. He was a member of the Ansonia Christian church.

His wife, formerly Edith Mikesell, of Union City, and a daughter, Mrs. Ione Gerlach, of Versailles, are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the late residence with Rev. Howard Hein, officiating. Burial was in Union City cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that William Louis Wolf was born Sept. 2, 1878, in Ansonia, Darke Co, OH, the son of Joseph Wolf and Elizah Baugman (both b. Darke Co., OH0.]

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

Ellen Marker Death Results From Fall.

Mrs. Ellen Marker, 82, widow of the late Alfred Marker, Greenville, died at 11:30 p. m. Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall seven weeks ago. Her injuries included a fractured hip.

A resident of Greenville for the past 55 years, Mrs. Marker was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Her husband died in 1939.

She leaves two sons, Clarence, Greenville, and Ed, of Greenville route five; six brothers, Wash and Clate Woodman, Greenville, rural route; Frank Woodman of Ansonia; Charles Woodman, who resides in Iowa; John Woodman, of Hastings, Michigan, and Harve Woodman of Woodland, Michigan, and three sisters, Mrs. Belle Mason, Union City, Ind.; Miss Fanny Woodman, Greenville, rural route, and Mrs. William Iddings, Greenville, route five.

Services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren with Rev. G. L. Wine officiating. Burial was in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Ellen R. Marker was born July 24, 1863 in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of Abraham Woodman and Caroline Shoup (both b. Montgomery Co., OH).]

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

Former Saratoga Resident Dies In Mishawaka.

Randolph county relatives and friends have been advised of the death of George Sipe of Mishawaka, formerly of Saratoga.

Mr. Sipe died Saturday and funeral services were held in Mishawaka Monday morning. Death was due to a heart attack.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leroy Cox of Union City, and Mrs. Mattie Mock of Ridgeville.

Mrs. Ray Fraze of Saratoga attended the funeral.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Sarah M. Pence, 75, died Sunday at her home in Gettysburg after a lingering illness.

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

She is survived by two sons, Estel, at home, and Lloyd, also of Gettysburg, and two daughters, Miss Ada Pence, at home, and Mrs. Mary Barnhart, of Piqua.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Martha Ann Haworth, 90, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harve Moist, Dayton, after a short illness.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Earl Grosvenor, Greenville; four sons, Charles, Harris and Russell Haworth, all of Greenville, and Morris Haworth, Bradford; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday in Greenville, and burial was in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 26, 1855, the daughter of Jacob Icenbarger and mother not identified. Her husband was John Haworth who died in 1934.]

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