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

Benjamin Glunt, U. C. Resident, Dies Thursday.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Benjamin F. Glunt, 89 years old, passed away at the city hospital at 6 p. m. Thursday. He had been hospitalized for the past 10 days, and lived one mile southeast of this city.

He was born in Darke county on August 31, 1856, the son of David and Mary James-Glunt, and attended Spring Hill school. Mr. Glunt and Miss Mollie Barr were married Dec. 21, 1882 at the Martin Barr home, southeast of Union City. For several years they lived on a farm near Spring Hill, then moved to this city where Mr. Glunt was associated with his brothers in the Ross Carriage Manufacturing company.

Twenty-four years ago they built the residence which has since been their home. He had been active in the work of the Christian church, Union City and served as a trustee. He had served also as trustee of Jackson, Ohio, township.

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

Services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.

Surviving, besides his wife, are three children, Mrs. R. S. Turner, Union City; O. M. Glunt, of Rutherford, N. J., and Benjamin Glunt, Jr., Erianger, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Charles Lose, Morristown, N. J.; Mrs. Preston Monohon, Martinsville, Va.; David Glunt, New York City, and Mary Carol Glunt, Erlanger, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, David and Mary Jean Monohon, Martinsville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Gordon, Winchester, and one brother, Matthew Glunt, Union City.

[Pall bearers were Stanley Kester, Oliver Aukerman, Howard Glunt, L. M. Early, Russell Farmer, and C. B. Hill. Honorary pall bearers were R. C. Schemmel, R. L. Hill, Levi Blocker, J. C. Bartling, Robert Williamson and William Mangas.]

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

Mae O'Connor Dies Thursday At Hospital.

A 76-year-old Darke county native, Mrs. Mae O'Connor, 116 Division street on the East Side, died at 5:30 p. m. Thursday at the Union City hospital.

She was born on May 31, 1869, the daughter of Martin and Susan Brubaker-Gard, and attended the Darke county schools. Her husband, Jerry O'Connor passed away several years ago. Mrs. O'Connor was a member of the United Brethren church in this city.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas O'Connor, Dayton, and Leo O'Connor, of San Francisco; one grandson, Robert, of Dayton, and one brother, Ora Gard, Union City.

The remains have been remove to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call anytime.

Tentative arrangements for the services have been set for 2 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home.

[Funeral services were held on Monday morning at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment was made in the Snell Cemetery.]

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

Marcella Daggett Passes Away This Morning.

Marcella Leona Daggett, age 27, of Union City route four, passed away at 12:45 O'clock this morning at a Ft. Wayne hospital from tuberculosis. She had been an invalid for several years.

A native of Randolph county, she was born on August 20, 1918, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Daggatt.

She leaves, besides the parents who reside at the same address, two brothers, Glenn, of Union City, and Robert, at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Kaufman, Union City, rural route; Mrs. Helen Rosenbush, Union City, rural route, and Edna Daggett, also at home.

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

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

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

Death Claims Juanita Lake, Rites Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Marie Lake, 42 years old, wife of Bruce, who passed away at the Randolph county hospital at 9:45 o'clock Wednesday evening, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers funeral home with Rev. Milton Persons of the Saratoga Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in the Weimer cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by four sons, James, Clyde, Samuel and Carl, all at home; the mother, Mrs. Pearl Green; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Stanley of Winchester, Mrs. Opal Shinn, of Fountain City, Mrs. Francis Skillman, Miss Maxine Green and Miss Vona Joan Green, all of Indianapolis.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock Thursday evening.

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

Arthur Ackman Dies Thursday At Colorado Hospital.

Arthur Ackman, 49 years old, Winchester business man, passed away at noon Thursday at the Colorado Springs hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Besides the wife, Ruth; he is survived by the father, Robert Ackman of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Roger Capron of Winchester; one son, William of the U. S. army; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Hupke and Mrs. Fred Blume, both of Indianapolis.

The body will be returned to the Summers funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Mary Jones Dies At Carlos Home, Rites Saturday.

Mrs. Mary Ethel Jones, age 68, wife of General Wayne Jones, passed away Thursday at her home in Carlos.

Surviving besides the husband are four children, Mrs. Edgar Ball of Goshen, O.; Claude Reed Jones of Atwood, Ill., Lawrence R. Jones of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Gilbert Huntley of Cocabdale [?], O.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Mooreland Friends church in charge of Rev. Fisher with burial in the Mooreland cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Reynard funeral home in Modoc to the residence where friends may call at any time.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Missouri V. Weaver, 96, one of Darke county's oldest residents, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Peck in Greenville. The deceased was the widow of the late Harry C. Weaver, who for a number of years operated a farm near Arcanum.

The one daughter is the only immediate survivor.

Services were held Saturday at the Abbottsville church and burial was in the church cemetery.

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

County Resident Dies At Hospital In Mendota, Ill.

Mrs. Ollie B. McHolland, 62, died Sunday at the Harris hospital in Mendota, Ill., where she had been a patient for the past 13 weeks.

She was born in Randolph county near Windsor , the daughter of John and Samantha Clevenger and was a resident of Winchester for 28 years until the past year when she resided with her two sons.

Surviving are the two sons, Earl of Mendota, and Marvin of Lynn; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Gilmore of Parker.

Funeral services for Mrs. McHolland will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiating. Interment will be in the Union cemetery near Windsor.

The body will arrive in Winchester Tuesday afternoon and friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p. m.

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

Darke County Death.

Samuel D. Hanna, 65, a retired Versailles mail carrier and former school teacher, died Monday afternoon at his home in the neighboring town after an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Dot D. Hanna; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Gilmore of DeSoto, Mo., and Mrs. Pete Smith, of Miamisburg; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kerns, Piqua, and Mrs. Grace Fenton, of Winchester, O., and a brother, Tom Hanna, now in the Panama Canal Zone.

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

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

Darke County Death.

Samuel A. Stump, 81, of New Madison, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness. A retired railroad employe, he had resided in New Madison for the past eight years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jane; two sons, Humphrey Stump, Greenville, and Byron Stump, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Threewits, of Oman, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.

Services were held Wednesday at New Madison, and burial was in the city cemetery there. [Greenmound]

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Oct. 23, 1864 in Preble Co., OH, the son of George C. Stump and Lavina Petry (both b. Preble Co., OH).]

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

Death Claims Simon Stump, Aged Resident.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Simon Stump, 76 years of age, passed away at 1:15 p. m. Monday at a hospital in Dayton following an extended illness. He resided at Buck's Corner, five miles northeast of Union City.

He was born in Union City, Ohio, on July 11, 1869 and had followed the occupation of farming most of his life.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Good, near Lightsville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Lightsville Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial was made in the Lisbon Cemetery.]

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

Ollie Painter Dies At Home In Farmland.

Ollie Painter, 81, passed away at his home in Farmland at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. He and his wife resided at the home of Stanley Hiatt and were formerly of south of Winchester.

Besides the wife, Rosebelle, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hermie Driver of Phoenix, Ariz., and two nephews.

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

Mother Of Local Woman Dies In Van Buren, Ind.

Mrs. Agnes Howard, age 83, died at her home in Van Buren, Indiana at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning.

She is survived by her husband P. S. Howard, three daughters, Mrs. John Baumgartner of Winchester, Mrs. Jay Welch of Cincinnati and Mrs. Burthey Ferguson of Van Buren.

Mrs. Baumgertner spent last week in Van Buren caring for her mother.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence in Van Buren.

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

Darke County Death.

Leo R. Barga, 58-year-old York township farmer, died Sunday at his home, three miles south of North Star, from the effects of a heart attack.

Barga leaves his wife, Matilda; two sons, John, of Brummerdale,(?) O., and James, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Iisonger, of North Star; Mrs. Ves Homan, of St. Henry; Sister Melitta, of Columbus Grove, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Barrett, of Lancaster, Pa., and Sister Hubertine, of St. Mark's Parish, Cincinnati. There are also 10 brothers and sisters, Victor, Clarence, Cletus, Hubert, Carrie, and Ruth Barga, and Mrs. Agnes Henry, all of North Star; Alfred Barga, Versailles; Robert Barga, Union City, and Mrs. Minnie Liette, Greenville.

Services were held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at St. Louis Catholic church in North Star with Father John Hanahan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Osa May Begin, 63, wife of Charles (Pie) Begin, well known Versailles barber, died Sunday at her home on Virginia street in the neighboring town after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband she leaves three sons, Tom Paul and John, all of Versailles; one daughter, Mrs. John Apple, Dayton; five grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Willard F. Straker, Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Leafa Julien, also of Indianapolis, and two half-brothers, Hershel Straker, Troy, and Robert Straker, New York City.

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

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

Last Rites For Mrs. Lucy Trine Will Be Friday.

Last rites for Mrs. Lucy Trine, age 76, who passed away at her residence, 342 Carter street, Union City, Wednesday at 11:30 a. m., will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in Lisbon cemetery.

An active woman in civic affairs and a resident of Union City most of her life, she died after a short illness from complications.

She was born in Baltimore, O., on February 28, 1869, the daughter of Jacob and Christine Palus-Wolf, and moved to Union City at the age of six. She was married to Alfred H. Trine, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Trine was a member of the Olive Branch Bible club, Pocahontas lodge; charter member of the Golden Eagles Lodge, served as president of the U. C. Garden club in 1944, and was a former member of the D. of A.

Surviving are one son, Charles Trine, and one daughter, Mrs. Ray Kreider, both of Union Cit.

Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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

Emma Trommer Services To Be Held Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Trommer, 75 years old, who succumbed at 11:25 a. m. Wednesday at her residence, 311 North Walnut street, Union City, will be conducted from the Trinity Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. She died after a five-week illness from pneumonia.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she was born on February 9, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gothlieb Stump, and attended the Union City schools. She was married to Ernest Trommer, who died many years ago.

Mrs. Trommer was a very prominent member of the Lutheran church, belonged to the Ladies Aid and Missionary societies. She also was a member of the Business and Professional Women's club of this city.

Her only survivors are cousins among whom are Mrs. George Eisenman and Miss Ann Ennis of Union City.

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

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

Darke County Death.

Dr. Charles E. Elliott, 82, retired Greenville veterinarian, died Monday at St. Elizabeth's hospital, Dayton, following a 10-day illness from pneumonia.

He leaves a wife, Anna; one daughter, Mrs. Berman K. Smith, Dayton, and a grandchild, Jane Smith.

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

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

N. A. Sneary Dies Thursday At Residence.

N. A. Sneary, age 71, died suddenly at 8:30 p. m. Thursday at his residence near Woodington, located northeast of Union City, from a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; one son, Leonard of Ansonia; one daughter, Mrs. Iola Rhu of near Woodington; three step-daughters, Mrs. Frances Peden of Union City, Mrs. Marie Sneary of Ansonia and Mrs. Ruth Reed of Greenville; one stepson, Russell Miller of Caledonia, O.; one grandson; four step-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister.

The body has been removed to the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia where friends may call any time after Saturday afternoon. Services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 2 p. m. fast time. Interment will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Wallace W. Jackson, 42, principal and athletic director of the Arcanum schools for the past two years, died Tuesday after a one-week illness from heart trouble and complications. He formerly lived at Columbus.

He leaves a wife, Ellen; two daughters, Jan, at home, and Helen, of Columbus; his mother, Mrs. W. V. Jackson, also of Columbus; one sister, Payne [?] of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a brother, C. M. Jackson of Cincinnati.

Services were held Thursday in Arcanum and later at Plain City, near Columbus, and burial was in Plain City cemetery.

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

Former Teacher At North Ward School Dead.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Holmes, who died Saturday night at the Peabody home in North Manchester, will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Holmes formerly resided in Winchester and taught at the old North Ward school. She had resided in Muncie prior to going to North Manchester.

Survivors are one son, Stewart, of Muncie and three brothers, Fred C. Michols of Muncie, Charles of Indianapolis, and Oliver of Niles, Mich.

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

Darke County Death.

Charles C. Pierson, 56, died Thursday at his home near the Otterbein U. B. church, three miles southeast of New Madison, following a lingering illness.

He leaves a wife, Emma; one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Wolf, at home; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pierson; one brother, Ernest, of Piqua, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Orrison, Greenville; Mrs. Charles Myers, Laura, and Mrs. Raymond Mendenhall, Richmond.

Services were held Saturday at the Otterbein church with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Ridgeville Man Dies While Hunting Friday.

Charles (Red) Seyler, 56 years old, well-known resident of Ridgeville and electrician for the Pennsylvania railroad for 38 years, died of a heart attack while hunting Friday morning.

Besides the widow, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Edna Graham of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Maxine Prescott of Ridgeville, Mrs. Betty Moran of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Weltha Miller, of Portland, Charles Seyler of Santa Monica, Calif., Clara, June, James, Jackie, Shirley, Judy, and Michael, all at home; four sisters also survive.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville pending funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Ridgeville Evangelical church with Rev. A. S. Truex officiating. No burial site given.]

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

Williams Death Occurs Monday; Rites Wednesday.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mrs. Harriett Williams, age 84, died at the Winchester hospital Monday at 11 a. m. from complications. She had been in ill health for two years.

She was born at South Salem, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Woodbury, and attended the old No. 5 school, near that village. She was married to Jason Williams who preceded her in death in 1928.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the South Salem Christian church.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating. Burial will be in Hoover cemetery, south of Union City.

Surviving are two sons, Bernie Williams, Union City, and Evert, of Phoenix, Ariz, and one sister, Mrs. Ollie Jaqua, who resides in California.

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

Pearl Keever, Former County Official Dead.

Funeral services for Pearl G. Keever, 71 years old, 563 West Washington street, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

He was born in Randolph county March 11, 1874, the son of George and Elizabeth Harris-Keever. He served two terms as assessor of Randolph county and served as county deputy treasurer. At one time he was affiliated with the Farmers and Merchants bank. He attended the Methodist church.

Surviving are the widow, Matie Simmons-Keever, and a sister, Miss Mary A. Keever of Winchester.

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

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

J. A. Clouser Dies In Bomber Crash In Japan.

Mrs. Ivalou (Pegg) Clouser of Winchester has been notified by the war department of the death of her husband, Sgt. J. Albert Clouser, in Japan on Aug. 29.

The letter for the war department reads in part as follows: "Information has been received indicating that Sgt. Clouser was the flight engineer on a B-29 (Superfortress) bomber which departed from Saipan on a mission to the prisoner of war camp, Odato Station, Northern Honshu, on 29 August 1945. The report reveals that Sgt. Clouser's bomber was never contacted after the take-off on a mission to deliver prisoner of war supplies. A search was made for the missing aircraft, and it was later learned that the plane had crashed and burned on Mount Shinqan at Marjama, Toga Village, Japan. Only one member of the crew survived the crash and he has since been returned to military control."

Sgt. Clouser was inducted into the army Aug. 8, 1942 and had been overseas two months. Before entering the service he was employed at the Wayne Works in Richmond.

Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Judith Ann, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Clouser of Modoc, and several brothers and sisters.

The family wishes to express their thanks for all the kind messages of sympathy received.

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

George Greaf Dies At Home Near Salamonia.

George W. Greaf, 78 years old, of two miles west of Salamonia, died Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at his home of a heart disease and complications. He had been ailing for four years and was seriously ill for two days.

He was born Dec. 2, 1868 the son of Christian and Elizabeth (Brock) Greaf in Pike township, Jay county, where he had resided all of his life. He as a retired farmer.

On Oct. 28, 1889 he married Flinea Bickel who survives along with the following children: Russell E. Greaf of Portland, Mrs. Merl Kunkle of Madison township; Forrest Greaf of Pike township; Mrs. Arlie Shefford of Madison township, and Ray Greaf of Winchester. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Don Spade of Portland, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services for Mr. Greaf will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Salamonia in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockmey of Tuskola, Ill.

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

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

Greenville Couple Killed As Train Hits Automobile.

Frank Albert Yount, 53 years old, and his wife, Helen Artalene, 39, of 615 Central Avenue, Greenville, were killed instantly when a Pennsylvania train struck their auto at Beam's crossing, three miles north of New Paris about 4:30 p. m. Wednesday. The auto was demolished.

Yount had been employed at the American Aggregate corporation east of Richmond. He was a member of the Mason's Blue lodge at Greenville and also a member of the Scottish Rite of Dayton. He had just finished his degree work Saturday.

Survivors include two sons, Ed of West Milton, Wallace of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Garrison, of Beardstown, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Lena Macey of West Milton.

Mrs. Yount is survived by one son, William Dodt, of route one, Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Hoover, of Winamac, Ind., and Mrs. Marie Plottner, of Royal Center, Ind., and two brothers, Harry Brew of Royal Center and Charles Brew of Winamac.

The bodies were removed to the Kessler Funeral home, New Paris.

Preble County Coroner G. W. Flory investigated.

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

Darke County Death.

Henry Prinzing, 86, retired Big Four railroad employe, died Tuesday at his home in Ansonia following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Stentzel, Greenville, and Mrs. Charles Armstrong, Indianapolis; two step-sons, Lowell Brown of Ansonia, and Glenn Brown, who resides in Michigan; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel Chamberlain, of Bellefontaine; seven grandchildren; a brother, Frank Prinzing, of Marion, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Rose Clapper, of Rossburg; two half-sisters, Mrs. Catherine Barr, Ansonia, and Mrs. Mary Tullis, Dayton, and a half-brother, Gus Prinzing, of Ansonia.

Services were held in Ansonia Friday with burial in the mausoleum at Ansonia cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born Nov. 16, 1859 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the son of Remigious Prinzing (b. Germany) and Barbara Erhmin.]

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

Darke County Death.

John W. Eisele, 89, prominent Darke county farmer and active church worker, died Tuesday at his home in Arcanum from the effects of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several months.

He leaves a wife, Sarah; one son, Walter, of Arcanum; a daughter, Mrs. Regina Beane, of Painter Creek; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Arnold of Arcanum.

Services were held Friday at Arcanum, and burial was in a cemetery there.

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

Darke County Death.

Miss Lucy Petry, 79, a resident of the Brethren Church Home in Greenville for the past 15 years, died there Tuesday after an extended illness. She formerly resided at Eldorado.

Services were held Friday at the Price Creek church, south of Savona, with burial in Ware's Chapel cemetery near Eldorado.

Nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 4, 1866 at Eldorado, OH, the daughter of Michael F. Petry and Catharine Henry (both b. Westminster, MD).]

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

Long Illness Fatal To Minister's Wife.

Mrs. Mina Kreider, 73, wife of Rev. Lawrence Kreider, former pastor of Brethren churches at both Red River and Painter Creek in Darke county, died at midnight Saturday at her late home in Pleasant Hill. She had been in failing health for the past eight years.

A native of Darke county, she had spent most of her life in the community.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Lawrence, Jr., of Bradford; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Shank, of Covington; Mrs. Roland Flory, of Springfield, and Mrs. A. K. Smith, of Denver, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Bert Shafer, of Gettysburg, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Seman, Greenville; Mrs. Martha Rodeheffer, Union City, and Mrs. Stella Fair, of Bradford.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the residence in Pleasant Hill and at 2 p. m. at the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. Rev. Joseph Robbins and Rev. L. W. Berry will officiate. Burial will be in Newcomers cemetery.

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

Zeltha Marquis Dies At Home On Brown Street.

Zeltha Addie Marquis, 76 years old, passed away at her home at 740 Brown street Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock following an illness of four weeks.

She was a life-long resident of the Winchester community having been born near Jericho. She was a member of the local Friends church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Smythe, of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Elizabeth Otile of Saginaw, Tex., and Miss Thursa Marquis of Winchester; two sons, Kenneth and Leemoine Marquis of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary for burial preparations pending funeral arrangements.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 30, 1945

U. C. Resident Passes Away This Morning.

A life-long resident of Union City, Daniel Edward Warrell, age 77, died today at 9:30 a. m. at his residence, 543 North Walnut street, of complications.

He was born on August 11, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Warrell, Sr., attended the East Side school, was married to his wife, Eva, in Anderson in 1920 and was a retired railroad carpenter at the time of his death.

Mr. Warrell attended the Free Methodist church and was a member of the Knights of the Golden Eagle when that organization was active.

The remains have been removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call after Saturday afternoon. Final rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Free Methodist church with Rev. George Wiegand officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

He leaves, besides the wife, eight children, Robert, Morris, Herbert, Raymond, and Donna, all at home; Mrs. Marion Hall of Ansonia; Pvt. Edward Warrell of the army being returned to this country from the European area; and Cecil Warrell of the Veterans hospital in Dayton, recently discharged from the army.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 30, 1945

One Man Killed, Two Others Hurt As Auto And Truck Collide.

One Darke county man was killed and two others were injured in an auto-truck collision on the Pitsburg-Gettysburg road, one and a half miles south of the West Milton pike, route 71, at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday.

Victim of the accident was Jasper Cotterell, 35, of Gettysburg, the auto driver. His death resulted from a skull fracture, it was revealed by Dr. A. F. Sarver, county coroner.

The injured, both passengers in the Cotterell car, were Raymond Marker, 35, of Greenville, route five, who suffered head lacerations and a possible skull fracture, and Paul Smith, 22, of Gettysburg, who received minor head and neck lacerations and suffered from shock.

Both are being treated at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Attendants yesterday reported that their conditions were improved.

The accident was investigated by Patrolman C. E. Graham of the state highway patrol station at Troy. He reports that Cotterell was driving at a fast rate of speed when he struck the guard rail of a bridge and crashed into John D. Shoemaker of route two, Bradford. Shoemaker was not injured and not held by police.

Cotterell leaves a wife, Captola; two daughters, Shirley Ann and Patricia Lou, both at home; his father, Hugh S. Cotterell, of Versailles; a sister, Mrs. Ralda Bader, of Celina and seven brothers, Earl and Oso, both of Versailles; Lien of New Orleans, La.; Vere, of Alexander, Va.; Duffy, of Dayton; Jonas, of Celina, and Henry, of St. Joseph, Mich.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Gettysburg Presbyterian church with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating. Burial will be in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 30, 1945

John McMahon Succumbs Today At Residence.

John McMahon, a 90-year-old retired railroad laborer, died at 4 o'clock this morning at his residence, 616 North Union street, Union City, from complications.

On June 25, 1855, he was born in Union City, Ohio, the son of James and Anna Howard-McMahon, who came to this country from Ireland. He attended the Pikesville, Ohio, schools and had lived in Union City most of his life, many ears of which were at his late residence.

Mr. McMahon was a member of the local St. Marys Catholic church.

His only immediate survivor is one son, James B. McMahon, at home. His wife, Bridget, and two daughters are deceased.

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

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at the St. Marys church with Father Aquinas Knoff in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery, north of Union City.

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

Sister Of U. C. Resident Dies In New Jersey.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Mrs. Zelma Hartman, 78 years old, who passed away Wednesday at her residence in Madison, N. J. She was the daughter of Solomon and Harriet M. (Williamson) Hartman. [?]

Surviving are the husband, Henry; two sisters, Olive and Grace Hartman, south of Union City; and a brother, Clyde Hartman, of Cincinnati, O.

The body is being shipped to the Fraze funeral home in Union City.

Tentative arrangements have been made for graveside services to be held in the Greenville cemetery Monday.

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

Ridgeville Native Dies Friday; Services Monday.

Eva Johnson, a 54-year-old native of Ridgeville, succumbed at her residence, 123 Wall street, in the neighboring town at 12:25 p. m. Friday after a three-year illness from cancer. She had been in a serious condition for the past three months.

She was born on November 15, 1891, the daughter of James and Mary Ann Sissler-Williams, and attended the Ridgeville public school. She was married to Will H. (Jack) Johnson in Ridgeville in 1908. Mrs. Johnson attended the Evangelical church in that town.

Surviving, besides the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Woodbury, Mrs. Violet Teegarden and Mrs. Rosa Brown, all of Union City, and Mrs. Florence Mae Clear of Ridgeville.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after noon Sunday.

Services will be held at the Evangelical church in Ridgeville at 2 p. m. Monday with Rev. George Addington and Rev. A. S. Truex in charge. Interment will be in the Riverside cemetery in that town.

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

Darke County Death.

The Navy Department has notified Mrs. Ellen Eley, New Madison, that her husband, Pfc. Robert Eley, 26, U. S. Marine Corps, had been killed in a railroad accident in Japan on November 19. The message did not disclose any details. Eley, who would have been 27 years old on December 7, has served in the marine corps forces 18 months. A member of the 1936 graduating class at New Madison high school, where he was prominent in athletics. Eley worked at Inland Manufacturing company, Dayton, prior to entering service.

Besides the wife, he leaves two children, Elaine and Terry, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Eley, of New Madison, rural route; three brothers, Russell, of Dayton; Richard, who serves on Okinawa with the Seabees, and Donald, of New Madison, rural route, and five sisters, Mrs. Marie Falknonr, Mrs. Erma Beatty, and Mrs. Norma Sink, all of New Madison; Mrs. Waneta Baker, New Madison, rural route, and Mrs. Evelyn Bowers, a teacher in Franklin township schools.

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

Darke County Death.

David M. Miller, 80, a retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday after a lingering illness. He had lived with a son, Otto, near Painter Creek for the past six years.

He leaves five other sons, Charles, of Bradford, rural route; Earl, of Ludlow Falls; Edgar, of Bradford; Ezra, of Greenville, route two, and Ora, of Arcanum, route two; one daughter, Mrs. Pete Sheets, of Covington; 23 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. There are also three brothers, John Miller, of New Carlisle; Jake Miller, of Buckley, Ill., and Amos Miller, of Bradford, rural route, and seven sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hoke, Sidney; Mrs. John Zellers, Versailles, rural route; Mrs. Rufus Flory, Painter Creek; Mrs. Lydia Suterman and Mrs. Susan Flet, both of Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Hettie Blyty, of Nappanee, Ind., and Mrs. Lizzie Layer, of Dayton.

Services were held Saturday at Bradford and burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 3, 1945

Man Dies From Injuries Suffered When Struck By Car Early Sunday.

George Oyler, 57 years old, of Winchester, route three, a prominent farmer, passed away this morning at 1 o'clock at the Union City hospital from internal injuries suffered Sunday morning at 12:10 o'clock when he and William Retter, also of Winchester, route three, were accidentally struck on the West Pearl and North Union street intersection by a car which was driven by Henry Mackey of Union City. Retter escaped with minor injuries. Henry Mackey, age 77, operates a pop corn stand on Pearl street.

Both men were walking west on Pearl street toward the Frazier Supply company. Mackey, driving home from work, struck and knocked both men down. Oyler was rushed to the hospital by a local ambulance.

Oyler was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Oyler and formerly resided in Union City for several years.

Among his survivors is one brother, Henry Oyler, of Columbus, Ohio.

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

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, is investigating.

[Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home with burial made in the Fountain Park Cemetery at Winchester.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 3, 1945

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Emma Trittschuh, 78, widow of the late H. H. Trittschuh, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lenora Cool, Versailles, where she had been critically ill for the past two weeks.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two son, Paul, of Versailles, and Ray, of Versailles, rural route; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a half-brother, J. F. Nichols, Versailles.

Services were held Sunday in Versailles with Rev. R. L. Meister officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Death Claims Dr. G. W. Harley.

Dr. George Washington Harley, 85, passed away at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond at 6 a. m. Monday. He was a resident of Hollansburg, Ohio, where he had been a doctor for the past 53 years.

Surviving are the widow Mary, one daughter, Mrs. Herman Will of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brandenburg and Miss Emma Harley, both of North Hampton, Ohio; one brother, Irvin of Springfield, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. Fred Orr in charge. Interment will be in the Hollansburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Hollansburg.

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

Mabel Washler Succumbs Today At Residence.

Mrs. Mabel Washler, age 41, died at 3:55 o'clock this morning at her residence on Union City, route four, near Deerfield, from complications. She had been bedfast since August, 1944.

She was born in Richland county, Ohio, the daughter of Louis and Emma Walker-Forsythe, and attended the Shelby, O., schools. A resident in this vicinity most of her life, she was married to Hector Washler.

Mrs. Washler was a member of the Methodist church in Saratoga.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call after Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating, and burial will be in Lisbon cemetery.

She leaves besides her husband, one son, James Richard Washler; five brothers, Charles Clifford, Shannon and Robert Forsythe, all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Herman Forsythe, Louisville, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Shank and Mrs. Helen Becker, both of Mansfield.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Emma Cline, widow of the late William Cline, Arcanum tobacco buyer, died Friday evening at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness.

Her husband met death several years ago in an auto accident at Winchester. Nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held in Arcanum Monday with burial at Ithaca.

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

Addletta Price Dies Near Lynn; Rites Today.

Mrs. Addletta Price, 85, died suddenly at her home northwest of Lynn at 9:30 p. m. Tuesday.

Surviving are two sons, Nathaniel Price of Dayton, O., and Thomas Price of near Lynn, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with burial in the Alexander cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p. m. Thursday.

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

Harry Hearn, 61, Dies Monday At County Hospital.

Harry (Shug) Hearn, 61, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Monday evening at 6 o'clock following a lingering illness.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hitchcock of Longwood, Fla., and Mrs. Nina Ingerman of Farmland, route one; one son, Jesse Hearn of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where it will remain for services Thursday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Maplegrove cemetery at Cleves, Ohio.

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

Darke County Death.

Forest Morton, 64, a well known Adams township farmer, died Saturday at his home, one mile north of Horatio, following an extended illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Bessie, who is seriously ill.; two sons, Roscoe and Webster, both of Greenville, route five; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Ruth Myers, Gettysburg, and Ruby Morton, at home; and two brothers, Walter, of Greenville, route five, and Ernest, of Lynn.

Services were held Wednesday at the Beamsville Christian church, and burial was in the Beamsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

David H. Nolan, 75-year-old Richland township farmer, died very unexpectedly Saturday at his home, four miles west of Versailles, following a heart attack. Nolan, formerly of Dayton, had resided in Richland township the past five years.

One brother, Henry Nolan, and a sister, Mrs. Hettie Devall, both of Canton, Ohio, are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held in Versailles Tuesday, and interment was in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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

Darke County Death.

William North, 73, a painter and paper hanger at Pitsburg for several years, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a lingering illness from complications.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Miller, of Troy, and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Henninger, Mrs. Marion Brandon, and Mrs. David Zimmerman, all of Arcanum, rural route.

Services were held Tuesday in Arcanum. Burial was in Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

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

Last Rites For William Hinkle Friday At 1:30.

Funeral services for William Henry Hinkle, age 83, a retired farmer and life-long resident of Randolph county, who passed away at his home in Saratoga at 4 a. m. Wednesday after a lingering illness, will be held at the Five Points church Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Emma; one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Jackson of Saratoga; three grandchildren; one brother, A. O. Hinkle of Dayton, O.; a niece, Mrs. Laureen Wigger, and a nephew, Harvey Bothast, both of Union City.

Friends may call at the residence in Satatoga ant any time.

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

Former Modoc Resident Killed In Detroit, Mich.

Carl Gaddis, age 56, a former resident of Modoc, was killed in an automobile accident in Detroit Monday evening. He was employed by the street department in Detroit.

He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Ankney of Modoc, Mrs. Pearl Lamb of Newcastle and Mrs. Pauletta Edwards of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc in charge of the Rev. C. J. Kerlin with burial in the Salem cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Edward Hoskins, 55, died Tuesday at her home in Hollansburg after a one-year illness. She had lived in Hollansburg for 14 years.

She leaves her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ora Huff, of Pasadena, Cal.; Mrs. Lynn Cooley, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Rosa Bowman and Mrs. Ethel Shaw, both of Hollansburg; two sons, William, Jr., and Clyde, also both of Hollansburg; 13 grandchildren and four brothers and sisters.

Services were held Thursday in Hollansburg, and interment was in a cemetery there.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Daisy B. Hoskins, age 54-11-28, was born Dec. 6, 1890 at Paint Lick, Ky, the daughter of J N. Hullet (b. Berea, Ky) and Irene Chestnut (b. Ky.).]

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

Stroke Is Fatal To 77-Year-Old Woman.

Miss Elizabeth Farmer, 77, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, died Wednesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. John Deeter, seven miles east of Union City on the Nashville road. Death was attributed to a stroke she suffered four days ago.

A daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Farmer, the deceased was born and reared in Wayne township. She had been a member of the Church of the Brethren at Bradford for several years.

The one sister and nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (fast time). Burial will be in the Stelvideo cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Nancy Elizabeth Farmer was born Sept. 13, 1868 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Peter Farmer (b. Darke Co., OH) and Margaret Kosier (b. Lancaster Co., PA).]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lavina J. Fritz, 89, widow of the late Daniel Fritz, died Tuesday at her home in Versailles.

Nephews and nieces are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held today in Versailles, and burial was in the mausoleum at Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Son Of Former Local Residents Killed By Car.

Ray Briner, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell (Huck) Briner of Springfield, Ohio, was killed at 4:15 o'clock Wednesday evening when struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle.

Mr. and Mrs. Briner are former residents of Winchester. She is the former Lucile Pittenger and taught in the Winchester city schools, and Mr. Briner was connected with the Overmyer Mould company. They left the city four years ago to reside in Springfield.

Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Nancy, 11 years old; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Briner of West North street, Winchester; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pittenger of St. Petersburg, Fla.

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

Former Lynn Resident Dies In California.

Friends and relatives of Lynn have been notified of the death of Mrs. O. P. Thorne, who passed away at her home in Long Beach, Cal., Sunday.

She had been a resident of California since 1905. Her husband preceded her in death ten years ago.

Funeral services and burial were held in Long Beach Wednesday.

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

Death Claims W. M. Hinshaw Near Lynn.

William M. Hinshaw, 80, died at his home northwest of Lynn Friday night after an illness of several months.

Mr. Hinshaw was a member of the Lynn Masonic lodge and was also a former trustee of Washington township.

Survivors are the widow, Arvilla; six daughters, Mrs. Edna Miller of Carlos, Mrs. Opal Harris, of near Winchester, Mrs. Lydia Hinshaw, Adrain, Mich., Mrs. Tracy Cohn, New York City, Mrs. Mildred Brown, of near Winchester, Mrs. Margaret Howell of near Union City; two sons, Dewey of near Winchester, and Kenneth of Union City; one half sister, Mrs. Edith Retter of near Winchester; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the residence northwest of Lynn in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills with interment in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the residence after noon Sunday.

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

Hazel R. Clark Dies Suddenly At Home Near Lynn.

Mrs. Hazel Ruby Clark, 47 years old, died unexpectedly at her home southeast of Lynn early Friday morning.

She is survived by the husband, Burhman; two sons, Bobbie at home, and Buell of the army stationed in Bremen, Germany; one daughter, Colleen of Dayton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hill of Lynn; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Martin and Miss Blanche Hill, both of Richmond.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 10, 1945

Mrs. Mae Wood Dies; Burial In Union City.

Mrs. Mae Wood, 71, wife of Jason Wood, died Sunday at 7:30 a. m. at her residence on Greenville route five, after a three weeks illness from heart trouble.

She was the daughter of Chambers and Esther (Bennett) Mills and was a member of the Christian church in Union City and the D. of A. in Greenville.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Surviving besides the husband are one sister, Mrs. Nettie Wilson of Regina, Canada; one brother, Harry T. Mills of Windsor, Canada; four nieces; six nephews; two great nieces and two great nephews.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 10, 1945

James V. Ashcraft Portland Banker, Dies After Long Illness.

Portland, Ind., Dec. 10 - James V. Ashcraft, 83, widely known banker and member of a pioneer Jay county family, died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on West Walnut street following a lingering illness. He had retired a year ago from service with the First National Bank here, where he had been employed as a cashier for the past thirty-three years.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one brother, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Baird chapel in Portland at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. A. N. Shockney and Rev. Henry Webb, both former pastors of the Walnut street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Mary A. Beasley, 80, wife of Henry Beasley, died Friday night at her home in Arcanum from the effects of a paralytic stroke she suffered two days earlier.

Besides the husband, three step-children survive.

Services were held in Arcanum Monday and burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Son-In-Law Dies.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cochron of 1129 West Oak street Union City, received word Tuesday of the death of their son-in-law, Roy Bortle, of Rochester, N. Y. His wife is the former Addie Cochron of Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cochron returned here Sunday from Rochester after being informed that Mr. Bortle's condition was improved. Harold Cochron is a brother of Mrs. Bortle.

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

Wesley Keltner Dies Tuesday Near Hillgrove.

A 67-year-old man, Wesley Keltner, passed away at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday at his residence, two miles southeast of Hillgrove, located near Union City, following a gall bladder attack he suffered Monday.

A native of Darke county, he was a son of the late John and Cenora Isenbarger-Keltner. Mr. Keltner served as deacon of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren and was custodian of the church for 20 years until his retirement two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; a son, John Keltner, Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Herschel Oswalt, of Union City, rural route; a sister, Miss Josie Keltner, New Weston, rural route, and two grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after Thursday morning.

Last rites will be conducted from the Poplar Grove church Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) with Rev. James M. Moore officiating. Interment will be in Harris Creek cemetery, north of Bradford.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 26, 1877 in Darke Co., OH, the son of John Keltner and Anora Isenbarger (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Darke County Death.

Frank Hathaway, 83, a retired Greenville carpenter, was found dead in bed Saturday by a brother, Chat, also of Greenville. Death had evidently occurred shortly after Hathaway had retired Friday night and was because of a heart attack.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Alma Schell, Greenville, and two other brothers, John Hathaway, of fort Jefferson, and Thomas Hathaway, of San Diego, Cal.

Funeral services were held in Greenville Tuesday, and burial was at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death.

Joseph C. McElroy, 65, died very unexpectedly Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Long. He leaves a wife, Flora; one sister, Mrs. Marie Terry, of Chicago, and two brothers, Joseph, who serves in the U. A. Army, and Elmer of Sebring, O.

Services were held today at Long, and interment was in the Bass cemetery.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 13, 1945

Engle Services At Spartanburg Saturday At 2.

Last rites for Herbert Garfield Engle, 64, who died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Wednesday afternoon, will be conduced Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Spartanburg Methodist church in charge of Rev. John Watson assisted by Marcel Thornburg. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence northeast of Lynn.

Mr. Engle was a resident of Wayne township.

Surviving are the widow, Ethel; four daughters, Mrs. Ina Mae Brown and Mrs. India Moore of Winchester, Iva Ruth and Jennie at home; six sons, Emmett of Hartford City, Donald and Herbert, Jr., of near Winchester, Glenn of Winchester, Russell and Albert at home; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Strount and Mrs. India Duke of Albany and Mrs. Alice Hodgin of Eaton; five brothers, Harry of Chicago, Dudley, Wilbur, and John of near Albany and Clayton of Springfield, Ohio. Eight grandchildren also survive.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 13, 1945

Son Of Randolph County Native Killed In Airplane Crash.

Word has been received in Richmond by Mrs. Curtis M. Gillum of the death of her nephew, Lt. Robert W. Bortner, 21, youngest son of the late Dr. H. W. Bortner and Mrs. Bortner of Everett, Wash., natives of Randolph county.

Lt. Bortner was a pilot of a fighter plane and while on a routine flight crashed into a lake in Italy.

Surviving are two brothers, both in the armed forces, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Borne of San Francisco and Ruth Ann at home.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 13, 1945

Marion W. Pingry, County Native, Dies In Muncie.

Muncie, Ind, Dec. 13 - Marion William Pingry, 52, died at 7:20 o'clock last night at his home, 301 Maplewood avenue. Although he had been in ill health for about a year, his death came unexpectedly.

Born in Randolph county, near Farmland, Mr. Pingry moved to the Maplewood address three years ago from near Albany. He was employed at the Kiser Plating Works and was a charter member of the South Side Nazarene church.

Surviving are his widow, Bertha; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Barber, of Warrington and Mrs. Elberda Zapf and Mrs. Charles Jackson,both of Muncie; two sons, Lt. Robert E. Pingry, aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, and Warren L. Pingry, at home; six brothers, Raymond, Kenneth and Harold of Muncie; Hubert of Winchester; Hobart of Chicago and Elmer of West Virginia; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Lucas of Muncie and Mrs. Nellie Ratican, of Eaton.

The body was removed to the Piepho funeral home and funeral arrangements will be made today.

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

Three Men Killed In Auto-Train Crash At Winchester Crossing.

Three men were instantly killed at 11:10 a. m. today at the Big Four railroad Meridian street crossing in Winchester.

At press time they had been identified tentatively as: Elmer Kelley Roberts, about 29; Clell Roberts, about 25; and S. S. Stephens, between 60 and 65.

All lived in or near Winchester and had just completed a concrete pouring job at the Permalite Casting corporation north of Winchester on state road 27.

The southbound car, a Ford V-8, was struck by westbound Big Four train No. 11, running about an hour late. Conductor was H. C. Froney of Indianapolis.

So great was the impact that the engine of the automobile was thrown about 100 feet from the machine, crashing into a parked truck along side of the track. The Ford was completely demolished and the bodies of the men badly mangled.

One of the bodies was wedged tightly in the car and was extricated only after the machine was turned over on its wheels. The car was about 100 feet from the crossing.

[Dead are Clell Roberts, 33; his brother, Elmer, 31, and Sylvester Stephens, 60. Stephens lived in Winchester on North Meridian street and the Roberts brothers lived about six miles southwest of Winchester.]

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

Elmer L. Newton Is Dead; Rites At Ridgeville.

Funeral services for Elmer L. Newton, 77, retired farmer who died Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Newton died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Oda Bishop in Ridgeville. The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary for burial preparation and returned to the sister's residence Thursday afternoon.

Other than the sister, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Louise A. Werner, 73, widow of the late George S. Werner, former owner of the Duffy Hardware company in Greenville, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered Sunday evening.

Immediate survivors include one son, Carl D Werner, Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Anton Lndler, of Denver, Colo., and one granddaughter, Barbara Jane Werner, Dayton.

Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) at the Methodist church in Greenville with rev. C. W. Black officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 1, 1872 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Gottlob Doerr and Anna Schub (both B. Germany).]

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

Cathering Lizer Dies On Friday At Residence.

Cathering Lizar, 59, died Friday afternoon at her residence at 1102 West Hickory street, Union City. A native of Adams county, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Cook Faever. Mrs. Lizer was a member of the Church of God and had lived in Union City for the past two years.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Brooks funeral home with Rev. Everett Abbett officiating. Burial will be in the Jones cemetery west of Muncie.

Surviving are the husband, Oliver Lizar, and two sons, Marion Lizar of Yorktown and Cleo Lizar of Summitville, Ind.

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

Darke County Death.

A 95-year-old Darke county native, James Buchanan, died Wednesday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Florus Perrin, at Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been in failing health for several years. He was a native of Brown township, and for a number of years was employed at Ansonia by the Big Four railroad company.

He leaves one other grandchild, William Buchanan, also of Pittsburgh, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were held Friday at Pittsburgh and the body was returned to Darke county where burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

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

Heart Attack Cause Of Wreck; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Clarence H. Knight, 50, operator of a fertilizer business southeast of Lynn, who was found dead in his truck in a ditch on state road 27 just north of Fountain City about midnight Friday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Hopewell Methodist church, south of Lynn. Rev. Gordon Bell will officiate with burial in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 8 p. m. Monday, at which time the body will be removed to the residence. Due to the illness of Mrs. Knight, friends are requested not to call at the home.

Knight was found pinned under his small truck by Charles Lane. Lane who was in his nearby home, heard the crash and investigated.

The impact tore down utility pines and power had to be cut off to permit a wrecker to move the truck and release Mr. Knight's body.

Coroner Henry F. Unser and Sheriff Carl Sperling of Wayne county investigated the crash Saturday morning. Coroner Unser said that he was of the opinion that Knight had suffered a heart attack and was dead when the truck crashed into the pole.

Mr. Knight was the former operator of a flying field on his farm, but had discontinued the service some time ago. At one time he operated several planes from the small field.

In addition to his widow, Minnie, survivors include a son, Max Knight, in the U. S. army, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert McDonald, and Mrs. Preston Shakleford of Muncie, and a brother, Gleason Knight of Danville, Ill.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Effie E. Hollinger, 65, of New Madison, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Martha Calvin, at Richmond, Ind., after an illness of severa months durations.

Immediate survivors include three other daughters, Mrs. Blanche Moore, of Bradford; Mrs. Nola Brandenburg, Greenville, and Mrs. Naomi Martin, of Vandalia; three sons, Ray Hollinger, of Westminster, Md.; Ralph Hollinger, Dunkirk, and Paul Hollinger of College Park, Md., and 22 grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, and Burial was in New Madison cemetery.

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

Stroke Fatal To Lynn Business Man, Arch Cook.

Arch Boyce Cook, 62, died at his home in Lynn at 1:45 o'clock this morning after being found unconscious at his office Monday afternoon following a paralytic stroke.

He owned and operated a coal and building supply business in Lynn.

Mr. Cook is survived by the widow, Bertha; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Thompson of near Lynn and Miss Rosa Cook of Winchester; one brother, Harry Cook of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

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

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home Thursday afternoon with Rev. Lester McFarland officiating. Burial was made in the Mason cemetery at Mason, Ohio.]

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

William Farmer Killed By Train, Truck Accident.

William Farmer, 37, of near Hollansburg, a contract hauler for the Red 73 Creamery in Union City since last August, was killed instantly late Tuesday morning when the ton and a-half truck he was driving was hit by a westbound Pennsylvania train four and one-half miles northeast of New Paris.

The truck and his body were hooked by the locomotive and carried three-fourths of a mile. The truck caught on fire and he was badly mangled and burned.

It is reported that there are no signal lights at the crossing and that Farmer evidently did not see the train because of a sharp curve in the tracks.

He had lived near Hollansburg for the past two years and previously resided in Dayton.

Farmer was a member of the Greenville United Brethren church.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Ruth Ann and Marcie Kay, at home; one son, Ronald Albert, also at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Farmer, of Hollansburg, rural route; four brothers, Benjamin, Ansonia; John, Greenville; Willard, of New Madison, and Byron, of Verona, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Teaford, Greenville, and Mrs. Gladys Fitzwater, Glen Karn.

The body has been removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison where short services will be conducted at 1 p. m. (EST) Thursday with Rev. Dolan Richty officiating. Last rites will be held at 2 o'clock at the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren, east of Hollansburg, with burial in Whitewater, Indiana, cemetery.

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

Word Received Missing Soldier Listed As Dead.

The war department has notified Mrs. Lois Jean Cultice, of Woodington, northeast of Union City, that her husband, Pvt. Gale W. Cultice, 23, who had been missing in action in Germany since December 12, 1944, is now presumed to be dead.

In part, the message stated: "The record concerning your husband shows that his company held a combat post near Bergstein, Germany, which was attacked for 30 minutes by the enemy and captured. Pvt. Cultice has not since been seen nor heard from."

The Woodington serviceman was attached to the 8th Infantry Division of the First Army. He had been overseas only two months.

Besides the wife, he has a 14-month-old son, Gale David, whom he has never seen; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Cultice, of near Union City; a brother, Orlo and a sister, Mrs. Lela Bryant.

Before entering the service in August, 1942 Pvt Cultice was employed by the Union City Body company. He was a member of the 1941 graduating class at the Jackson high school.

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

A. L. McKee Dies At Home In Saratoga.

Abraham Lincoln McKee, 85 years old, passed away at his home in Saratoga Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock following an illness of ten months' duration.

He was born in Darke county, Ohio, but resided in Saratoga for approximately 40 years. He was a retired veterinary.

Surviving are the widow, Rosann; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Wolfe of Saratoga; two brothers, Edward and James McKee, both of Coletown, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Young of fort Jefferson, Ohio, Mrs. Lorella Swartz of Coletown, and Mrs. Mary Jane Roak of Greenville, Ohio.

The body will be returned to the home in Saratoga from the Fraze funeral home in Winchester Thursday afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. McKee will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at th Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

Graveside Services For McLaughlin Baby.

Graveside services for Jerry L. McLaughlin, infant son of Chief Gunners Mate and Mrs. Robert McLaughlin of Newport, R. I., were held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge.

Surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison McLaughlin of Winchester and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Josie Lumpkin of Modoc.

[Burial site not given but Rev. Payne was a Winchester minister.]

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

Rev. David Wise, 72, Dies At New Paris; Funeral Wednesday.

Redkey, Ind., Dec. 19 - Rev. David Wise, 72, pastor of the Evangelical church at New Paris, died there Sunday after an illness of several months.

He is survived by five brothers, George, Edward, Ralph and Samuel, all of Redkey, and Henry of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Katie Renbarger, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services and burial will take place Wednesday afternoon at New Paris.

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

Darke County Death.

Eli M. Welker, 76, an active figure in Democratic politics in Darke county for many years, died Sunday after an extended illness. He resided in Greenville.

Surviving are a brother, Orla, of Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. H. T. Stockton, New Madison.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 27, 1868 in Millville, IN, the son of John Welker, (b. Millville, IN) and Elizabeth Judy (b. Darke Co., OH). He was a retired attorney.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Dora Kiser, 35, wife of L. D. Kiser, Greenville, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in that city after a brief illness. Besides the husband, she leaves four sons, Raymond, John, Clarence and Walter, and a daughter, Georgia Mae, all at home; her father, Jason R. Goens, Greenville; two brothers, Theodore Goens, Piqua, and Walter Goens, Greenville, and five sisters, Mrs. E. F. Lewellen, of Artesia, Cal.; Blanche Goens, of Adrain, Mich., and Mrs. Edward Shepherd, Mrs. Vernie Rex and Hester Goens, all of Greenville.

Final rites were held Wednesday in Greenville with burial in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Dora Nina Kiser was born Jan 1, 1910 in Piqua, OH, the daughter of Jason Ray Goens (b. Darke Co., OH) and Orpha Crowell (b. Miami Co., OH). He husband was Lorenzo D. Kiser.]

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Lola Dickey Aukerman, 80, a member of a prominent Darke county family, died Monday evening at her residence in Greenville after a two-week illness from pneumonia.

One daughter, Elizabeth Aukerman, at home, is the only immediate survivor.

Services were held in Greenville Thursday and burial was at Palestine.

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

James Noggle Dies After Long Illness.

James w. Noggle, 69, New Madison, retired Big Four railroad section hand, died Tuesday afternoon at the Darke county infirmary after a lingering illness.

One sister, Mrs. Clara Marker, of Ridgeville, Ind., and nephew and nieces are the only survivors.

The body has been removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home, New Madison, where friends may call.

Services will be held there at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in New Madison cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that James Willis Noggle was born April 17, 1876 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Samuel Noggle (b. Darke Co., OH) and Florence Weist (b. New Madison, Darke Co., OH).]

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

Daisy L. Compton, Native Of Union City, Succumbs At Dayton.

A native of Union City, Mrs. Daisy L. Compton, 69, Greenville, succumbed Wednesday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, after a lingering illness. She was admitted to the hospital on December 2.

Mrs. Compton served as matron of the Darke county children's home from 1915 to 1927. During those years her husband, Ray, served as superintendent of the home.

Mrs. Compton was reared at Union City, but spent the major part of her life in Greenville.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Roy McCullough and Mrs. Carl Stocker, both of Greenville; two sons, Earl, of Ft. Wayne, and Noel, of Dayton; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Ewry and Mrs. Falknor, both of Dayton, and a brother, Roll LaPorte, of Piqua.

The body has been removed to Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call after 7 p. m. (EST) Thursday. Services will be held there Saturday at 2 p. m. with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Daisy La Porte Compton was born Feb. 6, 1877 in Union City, IN, the daughter of Frank Laporte and Belle Perry (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Charles Frazier Dies In Detroit; To Return Body To Parents' Home.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Frazier have received word of the death of their son, Charles, who died in Detroit, Mich. Ill for some time, Mr. Frazier died Thursday.

The body will be returned Saturday to the parents' home, from where funeral arrangements will be announced.

Surviving other than the parents, are the wife, Madge; one son, John H.; three brothers, Ralph of Dayton, Ohio, Harry of Chicago and Clarence of Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Clarence Mikesell of Deerfield.

The body is being shipped to the Brooks funeral home in union City where it will arrive by train at 4 a. m. Saturday. His remains will be taken to the home of his parents, one mile south of Harrisville, where friends may call Saturday afternoon.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Jericho church, south of Union City, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg of Winchester officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Mary M. Jones Is Dead At 77; Rites Saturday.

Last rites for Mary M. Jones, 77, who died at the Farmland home of her daughter, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Farmland Nazarene church with burial at DeSoto.(IN)

Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Frank Hutchens, the daughter, to where the body has been returned from the Thornburg mortuary at Farmland. Death occurred at 9:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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

Darke County Death.

A Bradford woman, Mrs. Anna May Hill, 69, died very unexpectedly Monday evening while preparing to return home from a six-day visit with a son, Nevin, at New Bremen. While entering an automobile in front of the son's residence she suffered a heart attack and died instantly.

She leaves, behind the son, a husband, Henry, and four daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Wysong, Greenville; Mrs. Ruby Scott and Mrs. Mary Swabb, both of Bradford, and Mrs. Daisy Miller, of Greenville rural route.

Services were held Friday at Bradford with burial at Gettysburg.

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

Darke County Death.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Martin, Bradford, route one, have been notified by the war department that their son, Second Lt. Wayne W. Martin, 21, reported missing on May 24, 1945, during a bombing mission over Tokyo, had met his death on that date. It was stated that Lt. Martin, who served as a navigator on a B-29 bomber based on Tinian in the Marianna island group, had lost his life when the plane was hit and exploded during the raid.

Lt. Martin graduated from Gettysburg high school in the class of 1941 and attended Miami University at Oxford for two years prior to entering the military service in June, 1943. He was sent overseas last April.

Besides the parents, he leaves a sister, Mrs. Virginia Trissel of Piqua.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 22, 1945

Flora E. Wills, Former Resident, Dies At Pershing.

Mrs. Flora Etta Wills, 79, widow of James Monroe Wills, and a former resident of Bloomingport, died Friday evening at the home of a son, Ross, at Pershing, Ind.

Last rites will be conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Bloomingport church. The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

Surviving, other than the son, Ross, are a grandson, Ralph Wills of Channeview, Texas; two sisters, mrs. Nannie Mills of Fargo, N. D., and Mrs. Olive Isenbarger of Lynn; and two brothers, Tommy Beeson of Los Angeles, Cal., and R. B. Beeson of near Lynn.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 22, 1945

Darke County Death.

Daniel Teaford, 87-year-old native of Darke county, died Friday at the home of a son, Clyde, in Palestine, after a two-week illness.

Surviving are one other son, Ray, of Dayton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Spencer, of Greenville, route one.

Services were held today at Palestine, with burial in St. John's cemetery, south of Palestine.

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

Ella Rose Dies At Home Of Son; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Ella M. Rose, 79, formerly of New Weston, died Saturday at the home of a son, James, three miles west of Versailles, after a short illness.

The widow of the Late Andrew Rose, she is survived by five other children. They are: Russell of Union City; Mrs. Amelia Miller, Bradford; Mrs. Charles Amrine, of Columbus; Mrs. Olive Mullen, of Detroit, Michigan, and Othel Long, also of Detroit. There are also 36 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. (EST) at the Rossburg M. E. church with Rev. J. A. Thornburg and Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Holesapple cemetery.

The body will remain at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia until the hour of the service.

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

Randolph Native Is Smothered In Portland Bin.

Lee Burk of East Water street, Portland, a former Randolph county resident and an employee of the Portland city light plant, was suffocated Saturday afternoon while trying to loosen coal in a large bin at the light plant. The coal slipped and Mr. Burk was pinned beneath it. Donald E. Spahr, Jay county coroner, pronounced death due to suffocation.

Mr. Burk was born on March 5, 1893 in Randolph county, the son of David and Sally (Fouse) Burk, both deceased. On December 16, 1916, he married Ethel Murphy, who survives.

Surviving besides the widow, are four children, Wilma Anne, wife of Rev. R. E. Gayle of Galion, Ohio, Lieut. Ruth Burk with the army nurses corps in Manila, Pvt. Robert D. Burk with the marines in China, and Joe D. Burk at home; one granddaughter; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Guy Cox of Winchester, Mrs. Earl Snodgrass of Indianapolis, Rodney Burk of Kramer, Ind., Mrs. Lewis D. Lagrange of Huntington, Enos Burk of Winchester, and Mrs. George Dailey and Mrs. Albert Chandler, both of Columbia City.

The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial arrangements. The funeral was conducted at 1 o'clock today at the Friends church in Portland in charge of the pastor, Rev. M. Marie Cassel with burial in the Buena Vista cemetery, southwest of Winchester.

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

Last Rites Held For Emma White, Randolph Native.

Last rites for Mrs. Emma White, 82, who died at her home in Saratoga Saturday, were held at the Brooks funeral home in Union City this afternoon with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was in the Buena Vista cemetery, southwest of Winchester.

She had suffered two broken hips in the past five years and had never recovered from her last injury.

Mrs. White was born on April 5, 1863 in Randolph county, near Huntsville, the daughter of Isaac and Margaret McNeil-Watt. A lifelong resident of Randolph county, she attended the school near Huntsville and had resided in Saratoga several years. She was married to the late Ira Conyers and when he died, was later married to Charles White also deceased.

Mrs. White was a member of the Friends church in Winchester.

Surviving are two sons, E. A. Conyers, working for the government in Pearl Harbor, and B. A. Conyers, Huston, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. L. M Early, of Union City, and Mrs. Mattie Huey, Glendale, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Ms. Jennie Puckett, St. Petersburg, Fla.

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

Death Of Julius Erb At State Penal Farm Reported To Chief.

Julius Erb, Winchester poultry dealer, died Friday at the Indiana state penal farm at Putnamville, it was reported here today.

A brother of Mr. Erb at Wapakoneta, Ohio, notified Chief of Police Kora E. Davis of the death Friday night. Details were lacking.

Mr. Erb, a poultry dealer in Winchester for about 15 years, had no immediate survivors in this community, but had two brothers, one at Wapakoneta and one at Cleveland.

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

Increase Kepler, Wagon Maker, Is Dead At 91.

Increase Kepler, 91, a well known Randolph county resident and former superintendent of the Buena Vista cemetery, passed away at 8:15 a. m. today at the home of Mary E. Castle, northeast of Saratoga, where he had made his home for the last two yeas.

He was born at Buena Vista in Randolph county, the son of Jacob and Luarana Kepler. His early life was spent in the occupation of wagon making.

He never married and his only survivor is a niece, Mrs. Daisy Earle of Muncie. The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted on Friday morning at the funeral home with Rev. Fred Kinglake of Muncie in charge. Burial was made in the Buena Vista cemetery.]

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

Darke County Man Believed Train Victim.

New Madison - Apparently killed by a train Sunday noon as he walked along the tracks, the body of Peter Lincoln Henry, was found Monday at 7 p. m. by a searching party.

Henry, a native of New Madison and a lifelong resident of Darke county, had been in the habit of visiting Harry Hill, a lever man at the train tower, north of here, and had left the home of a brother, Harry, with whom he resided, Sunday morning.

No alarm was felt when he did not return Sunday night, the brother expressing the belief he may have stayed with friends. When he learned, however, that he had not visited Mr. Hill on Sunday, a search group was formed.

A trio, carrying lanterns, and which included Harry Henry, Lester Zeller, and Carl Moore, found the body between the double tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad lines, at a point about one and one quarter miles north of New Madison.

Surviving, in addition to the brother Harry of New Madison, are three other brothers, Theodore (Dora) of Dayton, Chalmer of Arcanum, and Charles of New Madison; a sister, Mrs. Roll Grimes of Union City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Henry will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday at the Sando funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenmound cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock Wednesday evening.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 30, 1885 in New Madison, Darke Co., OH, the son of John W. Henry (b. Beavertown, OH) and Anna Vietor (b. New Madison, OH).]

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

Mary Bickel Death Occurs At Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Bickel, 66, widow of the late Ira B. Bickel, of Hillgrove, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a lingering illness.

Since the death of her husband in 1943, Mrs. Bickel made her home with her children. She was at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Peters, Coletown, when stricken ill.

A daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Ryan, she was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county.

Besides the daughter at Coletown, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Hurless, of Dayton, and Mrs. Ralph Weimer, Springfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles Wise, of Union City and two brothers, Omer Ryan, of Greenville, rural route, and Fred Ryan, of Coletown.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Coletown Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary Ann Bickel was born Jan 25, 1879 in Neave Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Daniel H. Ryan and Catharine E. Butts (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Death Claims Milt Halphin At Daughter's Home.

Milton Halphin, 74, a Winchester resident for several years, died at 9:15 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Albert Billiter, 314 West Seymour street, Muncie, after a month's illness. He was born in Darke county, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Billiter and Mrs. Harold Oswalt, Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sons, Thomas of Springport and Pvt. Ogilivia Halphin, in the army; two brothers, Henry of Muncie and Hugh of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Bradford and Mrs. Ella Landers, north of Winchester and Mrs. Lily Walk of Ridgeville; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body has been taken from the Parson mortuary to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where friends may call

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

William Paige Dies Tuesday At Residence.

William Allen Paige, 69 years old, a resident of Union City for 30 years, died Tuesday evening, Christmas Day, at 10 p. m. at his residence, 615 North Plum street, from a heart attack he suffered a few hours earlier. He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born in Winchester on December 10, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paige. Mr. Paige was a member of the Christian church in Winchester.

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

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge, with interment in the city cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Ella Mae; two sons, Harold L. Paige, of Union City; Calvin Paige, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Ditzenbarger, of Zionville.[IN]

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

Darke County Death.

J. W. Foster, 79-year-old Yorkshire resident, died at his home in the Darke county town Friday night after a six-month illness.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ellen; two sons, John of Yorkshire, and David, of Piqua; five daughters, Mrs. Nola Emmons, Mrs. Tina Nicodemus and Mrs. Joseph Kiser, all of Piqua; Mrs. Charles Hatch, of Willshire, and Mrs. Ralph Miller, of Cincinnati; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at Yorkshire, with interment in Holsapple cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Junie E. Long, 53, wife of Ward Long, died Friday evening at her home in Dawn after a three-week illness from influenza. Her death was the first directly attributed to the current flu epidemic in Darke county.

A native and lifelong resident of the county, Mrs. Long leaves over 30 immediate survivors. Besides the husband, they include, three sons, Edward Wright, of Greenville; Richard Wright, of Versailles, route two, and Alvin Long, at home; three daughters, Maxine Long, Dayton; Delores Long, Greenville, and Eva Long, at home; three step-daughters, Mrs. Arthur Rhoades, Lansing Mich.; Mrs. Adrian Magato, Versailles, rural route, and Mrs. Gene Smith, Greenville; seven grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Mary Grooms, of Ansonia; two brothers, Dennis Grooms, also of Ansonia, and Raymond Grooms, Versailles, rural route, and two sisters, Mrs. John McGreevey and Mrs. William Streib, both of Versailles, rural route.

Services were held Monday at Dawn and burial was in Coppess cemetery near Stelvideo.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Junie Emil Long was born June 21, 1892 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Jacob Grooms (b. Adams Co., OH) and Mary Coppess (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Stroke Ends Life Of Rossburg Man.

Charles Holzapfel, 65, of Rossburg, died at 10:30 p. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered Saturday night.

A retired farmer, Holzapfel had lived in Rossburg for the past two years. He was active in Grange affairs and was a member of the new Weston M. E. church.

Immediate survivors include his widow, Imo; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wenger, of Dayton; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Hittle, of Dayton, and Mrs. Ida McConnell, of Franklin, Ind., and a brother, Gardner Holzapfel, Dayton.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday (EST) at the Rossburg M. E. church with Rev. J. A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in the Holzapfel cemetery.

Friends may call at the late residence.

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

Eakins Funeral At Middleton Mortuary.

Last rites for W. B. (Ben) Eakins, 68, who passed away at his home in Ridgeville Monday will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home.

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

Darke County Death.

Benson Daniels, 76, of Laura, died Sunday at the home of a nephew, Ambert Grove, near Laura, following a short illness from bronchial pneumonia.

Immediate survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roy Dysinger, of Pleasant Hill, and three sisters.

Services were held Wednesday at West Milton, and burial was in Ludlow cemetery at Laura.

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

William Napier, 92, Father Of Winchester Minister, Is Dead.

William Napier, 92, who resided near Cottage Grove, died Tuesday morning. He was a member of the Salem Friends church and had resided in Union county 72 years.

Survivors are five sons, Aaron, pastor of the Winchester Friends church, Robert of Cottage Grove, Herbert of Lynn, Leo of Richmond, George at home; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Derbyshire of Manton, Mich., Mrs. Florence Smith of Oxford, Miss Frances Napier, at home; 22 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Napier were conducted at 10 a. m. Friday at the Salem Friends church in charge of Rev. Esther Cook of New Castle.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 29, 1945

Wife Of Real Estate Dealer Dies Friday.

Mrs. Jesse Maude Ohler, 69, wife of Peter C. Ohler, a prominent real estate dealer in Union City, passed away at 11:15 p. m. Friday at her residence, 1012 Oak street.

Her husband is the only immediate survivor.

The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence where friends may call after noon Sunday. Her remains will be taken to the First Christian church where it will lie in state from 12 noon Tuesday until the hour of the services.

Out-of-town persons who are planning to attend the services are invited to a dinner to be held in the First Christian church basement from 11 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 31, 1945

Henry Wolfal Dies Sunday At Daughter's Home.

Henry Wolfal, 87, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Milton of near Hollansburg, Ohio, at 3 a. m. Sunday.

Also surviving are the widow, Rose E. Wolfal, and two other daughters, Mrs. Garr Towler of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Irma Middaugh of Milford, Pa.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Reson Wolfal of Richmond, Ind., and John Wolfal of Greenville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. Fred Orr in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Milton, after 1 p. m. Tuesday.

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 31, 1945

Darke County Death.

Isaac Mergler, 70, a retired farmer, died Friday at his residence in Greenville following a one-week illness from pneumonia.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Delaplane, of Kingston, Rhode Island; a son, Don Mergler, of Union O., rural route, and three grandchildren.

Services were held Monday in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 22, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of John Megler and Lucina Erhart (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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The Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 31, 1945

Darke County Death.

William C. Williams, 73-year-old Hollansburg barber, died at his home in the county town Thursday night after a two-week illness. Death was attributed to a heart attack. A lifelong resident of Hollansburg Williams had operated a barber shop there for over a half-century.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel, who is reported to be seriously ill; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Brown, of Whitewater, Ind., and Mrs. Dorothy Young and Mrs. Mary Turner, both of Hollansburg; five grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel Williams, of Toledo, and Volney Williams, of Jacksonville, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Payne, of Hollansburg.

Services were held Sunday at the late residence, with interment in Hollansburg cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that William Chesterfield Williams was born Nov. 7, 1872 in Hollansburg, Darke Co., OH, the son of Dr. James Williams (b. VA) and Emma Renner (b. OH).]

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