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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 2, 1946

Ella M. Fowler, 88 Years Old, Passes Away.

Mrs. Ella M. Fowler, an 88-year-old resident of Union City died Monday at her home, 408 North State Line street, following a one year illness from arteriosclerosis. She had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

On October 5, 1857 she was born in Oskaloosa, Kansas, the daughter of Gearhart and Hester Brown-Brumbaugh, and attended the Preble county, Ohio schools. She was married to W. W. Fowler in Union City in 1880. He preceded her in death in November, 1941. Mrs. Fowler lived in Union City since 1875.

She was a member of the Union City Church of Christ and was active in the organizations of the church when her health permitted.

Her only immediate survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Elnora Skidmore, Union City, and Mrs. Emma Black, Piqua. One son died in infancy and another, Hanson, passed away in 1937.

Friends may call at the residence until one hour before the services which will be held at the Fraze funeral home Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 2, 1946

Harvey Hoover Passes Away; Rites Thursday.

Harvey Leslie Hoover, 69 years old, a resident of Darke county for the past 10 years, passed away at 6 p. m. Monday at his residence one mile east of Hillgrove, located southeast of Union City, after a two-year illness from complications.

He was born on August 31, 1876 in Preble county, Ohio, the son of Mark Reeves and Sarah Neese-Hoover, and attended the school near his home. Mr. Hoover followed the occupation of farming and attended the Hillgrove Federated church.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie; one daughter, Mrs. Dale Bowers, at home, and two grandchildren, June and Enita.

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

Final rites will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 2, 1946

Darke County Death.

Fred Trittschuh, 76, died late Thursday night at his home in Versailles from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered the preceding day.

Surviving are his wife, Sadie, and three brothers, Otto, Louis and Orien Trittschuh, all of near Versailles.

Services were held Sunday in Versailles, with interment in Greenlawn cemetery.

[His given name was Ferdinard.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Charles A. Lephart, 75, was found dead in bed Sunday at his residence in Greenville by his wife, Hazel. Medical examiners report that death was due to a heart attack.

Survivors include the wife; three sons, Chester, Greenville; Lowell, of Greenville, rural route, and Ralph, of Cleveland; three brothers, John Lephart, of Arcanum; Fred Lephart, of Ansonia, and James Lephart, Muncie, and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fourman, Phillipsburg; Mrs. Katheryn Westfall, Rossburg, and Mrs. Angelina Poling, of Muncie.

Services were held Wednesday in Greenville, with burial in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

A former Ansonia resident, Belle Schafer, died Monday at the Darke county infirmary after a lingering illness.

Surviving are two children, a son and a daughter, whose addresses are unknown.

Final rites were held in Greenville Wednesday, and interment was in the infirmary cemetery.

[Her name was Isabelle Schafer and was 82 years of age at the time of her death. Her father was August McKnight.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Miss Anna Ricker, 71, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday morning at the home of a nephew, Charles Ricker, one mile east of Butler township school, after an extended illness.

Last rites were conducted at the Siler funeral home Tuesday. Burial was at New Paris. Several nephews and nieces are the immediate survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Former Farmland Resident Dies At 84 In Fountain City.

Fountain City, Ind., Jan 3 --- William M. Fruit, 84, died Tuesday evening at his home in Fountain City. He had been a resident of Fountain City for six years and formerly lived in Farmland and Portland. He was a native of Alton, Ill.

Survivors include two sons, Homer of Muncie, and Cecil of Farmland; two daughters, Mrs. Norval Jackson of Fountain City and Mrs. Luther Pursley of Tarpon Springs, Fla., 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Fruit will be held Friday at 2 p. m., at the Smith & Son Funeral home. Rev. Sylvester Billheimer will officiate with Rev. Harry Brown assisting. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Mother Of Oren Sloan Dies In Michigan.

Oren Sloan, of near Winchester, received word Tuesday night of the death of his mother, Mrs. Susie Sloan of Greentown, who died at the home of another son, John, of Saginaw, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Sloan and family have gone to Greentown where funeral services were held today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 3, 1946

Leslie C. Schlegel, Father Of Winchester Woman, Is Dead.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 3 --- Leslie C. Schlegel, 55, of two miles north of Daleville, died yesterday at Ball hospital at noon after an extended illness.

He is survived by the widow, Blanche; mother, Mrs. May Schlegel; one son, Walter at home; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Hill and Miss Mary Schlegel of Winchester; one grandson; one brother, Mark of Dunkirk; two sisters, Mrs. Zona Crull and Mrs. Alta Zan Bolson of Pendleton.

Services were held this afternoon in the U. B. church in Daleville with Rev. Ivan Alderton in charge. Burial was at Pendleton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 4, 1946

Former Resident Of Union City Dies In Eldorado.

Charles Fremont Armold, 84 years old, former resident of the Union City community, died at his home in Eldorado, Ohio, at noon Thursday. He had been in failing health for two years.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; nine children, Mrs. Ruth Smith of Brookville, O., Mrs. Mary Eicker of Fremont, O.; Homer of West Manchester, O., Russell, Clifford, Henry, Mrs. Esther Widman and Mrs. Clara Shamp, all of Dayton, O., and Harmon of Lebanon, O.; and eighteen grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Armold will be held at the United Brethren church in Union City at 11 a. m. (EST) Monday with Rev. George Duckwall of Springfield, O., officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 4, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Louise McClanahan, 87, wife of Bert McClanahan, died Wednesday at her home on Versailles, route two.

Services were held Friday in Versailles, and burial was in Greenlawn cemetery

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, John and James, both at home; two brothers, John Sheffbunch, of Sidney, and Charles Seffbunch, of Troy, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Weaver, of Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 4, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Esther Morris-Albright, 82, widow of the late Winfield S. Albright, Greenville, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry Rauch, Dayton, after a one-year illness.

Besides the daughter, she leaves four sons, Henderson, of Greenville; Wilbur, of Greenville, route three, and George and Elbert, both of Dayton; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Morris, of Venice, O., and Samuel Morris, of Harrison, and two sisters, Miss Ella Morris, Greenville, and Mrs. Ada Harp, of Tulsa, Okla.

Services were held Friday in Greenville and interment was at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 5, 1946

County Pioneer Dies At Home Near Ridgeville.

Mrs. Ella (McKew) Favorite, 90 years old, a pioneer resident, died at her home one mile south of Ridgeville at 2 p. m. Friday.

She is survived by one nephew, Bert McKew. She was the widow of Charles Favorite and a former resident of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Ridgeville in charge of Rev. Robert Fridley with burial in the Reitenour cemetery. Friends may call at the Middleton funeral home until time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Rosa Caskey, 75, died Friday at the home of a son, Chalmer, in Hollansburg, following a four-week illness from a complication of diseases.

She leaves one other son, Russell, of Lynn; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Clark and Mrs. Roy DeCamp, both of Richmond; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Teresa Stamm, of Hagerstown, and Mrs. Maud Kuhn, of Richmond, and a brother, Emanuel Timmons, of Hollansburg.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

Charles Fourman, 82, a retired county farmer, died Wednesday night at his residence in Arcanum.

Services were held Sunday at the Ithaca U. B. church, with burial being made in Ithaca cemetery.

Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Bloss of Arcanum, and Mrs. Cora Somers, of Brookville; one son, Cleveland Fourman, of near Arcanum; three grandchildren, and a brother, Frank Fourman of Ithaca.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 8, 1946

Senior Funeral Is Wednesday Afternoon.

Final rites for Iona Senior, 50, who died Sunday following an illness of five weeks, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Bloomingport Friends church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills with burial in the Cherry Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 8, 1946

Death Claims Sister Of U. C. Residents.

Mrs. Virgil Bartholomew and Mrs. W. E. Thompson of Union City, are mourning the death of a sister, Mrs. Laura B. Mitchell, 86, a resident of this city several years ago, who passed away Sunday afternoon at her home in Edmond, Okla., following an extended illness from complications. She was the former Laura Fowler.

Surviving besides the two sisters, are two daughters, Norma, of Gainesville, Texas, and Mrs. Neva Mauldin, of Edmond, and two other sisters, Alicia Fowler and Mrs. Elsie Jackson, both of Dayton.

Services were held today in Gainesville, with burial being in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Ida C. Brewer, 72, wife of P. C. Brewer, died suddenly Saturday at her home in Stelvideo from the effects of a heart attack.

Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Noah, of Greenville, rural route; Robert, of Greenville, route two, and two sisters, Mrs. Cyrus McClain, of Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Gilkie Cunningham, Dayton.

Services were held today at the Stelvideo Christian church. Burial was in the Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 10, 1946

Perry Shuff Dies; Leaves 11 Children.

Perry E. Shuff, 70, a well-known Darke county Franklin township farmer, died at 2:45 p. m. Tuesday at his home, one and a-half miles southeast of the Franklin school, after a 10-week illness from a complication of diseases.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Franklin township and had been active in farming pursuits for over 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy, and 11 children, four sons and seven daughters. They are: Russell of Painter Creek; Perry, of Gordon; Richard, of Covington; Carrie at home; Mrs. Cecil Dickey, of Union City, rural route; Mrs. Lola Wright, of Troy; Mrs. Hazel Fasick, of West Milton; Mrs. Olive Requarth, of Verona; Mrs. Geraldine Rohr, Greenville, route five; Mrs. Lucille Schwierking, of Brookville, and Mrs. Axa Brown, of Arcanum.

There are also 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Wright, Greenville, and four brothers, Ora Shuff, Greenville; Francis (Bud) Shuff, of Pitsburg; Zach Shuff, of Laura, rural route and Sylvester Shuff, Arcanum, rural route.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with burial being made in Newcomer's cemetery, near Painter Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Thursday.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that Perry Erwin Shuff was born Feb. 8, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Elsom Shuff (b. Darke Co., OH) and Sarah Jane Shafer.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 10, 1946

Death Claims County Woman; Rites Friday.

Mrs. Jeanette Addington, 59, died at her home near Winchester at 4:30 a. m. Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband, Chrissie; four daughters, Doris Addington of near Winchester, Mildred Addington of Winchester, Mrs. Howard Thornburg of near Farmland, and Mary Addington of Union City; three sons, Floyd and Gerald of Winchester, and Clay of Union City; a step-mother, Mrs. Josephine Clevenger, four half-sisters, Mrs. Irvin Patty of Farmland, Mrs. Ray Kennedy of Muncie, Mrs. Claude Kennedy of Parker, and Miss Leatha Clevenger of Selma, three half-brothers, Rev. Hubert Clevenger of Albany, Odris Clevenger of Selma, and Howard Clevenger of Muncie. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Emma Frances Duffield, 79, died at her home in New Madison Tuesday. She had been in declining health for the past 10 years.

Surviving are two sons, John and Warren Duffield, both of New Madison; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Mackey, who resides in California, and Mrs. A. L. Mould, whose home is in Pennsylvania, and a brother, Henry Murray, of Eaton.

Services were held today at the Duffield residence, with burial in Springlawn cemetery at New Paris.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 11, 1946

Word Received Pfc. M. Whipple Presumed Dead.

Mrs. Ella Naomi Whipple of Deerfield road, Union City, has received a letter from the War Department disclosing that her son, Pfc. Milo Orla Whipple, age 24, previously reported missing in action at Zweinfall, Germany, on December 3, 1944, now is presumed to have met his death on that date.

Excerpts from the message stated, "In view of the fact that 12 months have now expired without the receipt of evidence to support a continued presumption of survival; the War Department must terminate such absence by a presumptive finding of death. I hope you may find sustaining comfort in the thought that the uncertainty with which war has surrounded the absence of your son has enhanced the honor of his service to his country and of his sacrifice." signed Edward F. Witsell, Major General, acting Adjutant General of the Army.

Pfc. Whipple entered the service on October 19, 1942 and received his basic with the infantry at Camp Atterbury. He had maneuvers in Tennessee and was stationed at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., before being sent overseas in April, 1944.

He arrived in England and saw action in France. Pfc. Whipple was wounded in action in July, 1944, and after being hospitalized in France, was again wounded in August, 1944. The veteran was sent to a hospital in England where he received care for two months. He saw action in Belgium and later was reported missing in Germany.

His decorations include the Good Conduct, ETO and ATO ribbons and Purple Heart Medal.

He was born in Jay county on February 24, 1920, the son of Alba and Ella Bailey-Whipple, and was graduated from Jackson, Ohio, township high school with the class of 1938. Whipple had spent the major part of his life near Buck's Corner in Darke county, and was employed at Kemper Furniture company in Union City. He attended the Lightsville Methodist church.

Surviving, besides the mother, are two brothers, Ralph, at home, and Pfc. Dale Whipple, stationed in the Philippines, and the maternal grandfather, Ira Bailey of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 11, 1946

Retired Farmer Dies Suddenly At Saratoga.

Elliott Sipe, 83, a retired farmer, died suddenly at his residence in Saratoga from heart trouble. He had been in ailing health during the last year.

A lifelong resident of the Saratoga community, he was born on February 25, 1862 in Jackson township, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Sipe. He attended the Middletown school and was married to Hester E. Shireling near Saratoga in June, 1886. She died in October, 1938. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's lodge.

Mr. Sipe leaves nine children, seven sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. Bertha Simmons and Bert, Ross, Raymond and Ernest Sipe, all of Saratoga; Mrs. Elma O'Dell, Union City; Berlie Sipe, of Greenville, and Forest and Ralph Sipe, of Richmond. A daughter, Mary Crevlaton and a son, Ivan, are deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 5 p. m. Friday.

Final rites will be conducted from the Saratoga Methodist church Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Milton Persons in charge. Interment will be in Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 11, 1946

Clyde R. Baldwin, 68, Native of Randolph County, Dies In Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 11 --- Clyde R. Baldwin, 68, widely acquainted barber and dealer in antiques, died at 2:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 924 East Main street, after an extended illness. His wife survives him.

The body was removed to the Meeks mortuary, where funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. Robert M. Jones, pastor of the Friends Memorial church. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at the mortuary after 6 o'clock this evening.

Mr. Baldwin was born near Fairview, in Randolph county, August 30, 1877, the son of Linden and Sarah Ross Baldwin. He was married to Miss Garnet Hawthorne in June 1900 and they came to Muncie to reside on July 1 that year.

During his business career, Mr. Baldwin operated the Palace, Star, Bank and Kirby hotel barber shops. Thirteen years ago he opened a shop in his home, which he operated until his health failed.

He was a member of the Friends Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Miss Katherine McGowen, 93, died late Monday night at the home of a brother, Irvin McGowen, near Arcanum, after a lingering illness. The only immediate survivor is the brother.

Final rites were held in Arcanum Thursday. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 12, 1946

Gertrude Nichols, U. C. Resident Dies Saturday.

A resident of Union City for the past forty years, Mrs. Gertrude Artilla Nichols, age 83, died from complications at 6 a. m. Saturday at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sam Midlan on the Deerfield road. She had made her home with Mrs. Midlan for the Past two years.

She was born July 14, 1882 in Bluffton the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (Clary) Dixon and attended the school near her home. She was married to Alva Chester Nichols who preceded her in death in 1932. She was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving besides the sister-in-law are one sister, Mrs. J. W. Stewart of New Weston. A son, Roscoe, died in 1937.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where friends may call after noon Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the Union City United Brethren church at 2 p. m. Monday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 12, 1946

Markle Hobbick, Of Near Lynn, Dies At Muncie.

Markle Hobbick, 57, passed away Thursday morning at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie following a short illness. He was a member of the Muncie Moose lodge 33.

Surviving are the widow, Othal; one daughter, Mrs. Rollin Gill, of Muncie; one son, Markle, J., serving in the army overseas; five grandchildren; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Minus Friar of Farmland; three brothers, Roger and Ellis Friar of Muncie and Lawrence Friar of Farmland; three sisters, Altha Hobbick, Ethel Rogers and Mrs. Margaret Pursley, all of Farmland.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Parker Methodist church with Rev. E. F. Landrey officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville. Friends may call at the residence west of Lynn any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 14, 1946

Mary E. Wright Dies Friday At Home Near Lynn.

Mary Emma Wright, 73, passed away at her home southeast of Lynn at 7:30 p. m. Friday following an illness of long duration.

Surviving are the husband, Ottie; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Brown, of near Winchester; two grandchildren; two brothers, Luther Greene, Charles Greene, both of Winchester.

Funeral services were held ______ in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Randolph County's Sole Surviving Civil War Veteran Dies Today.

David S. Moist, 101 years old, Randolph county's sole surviving Civil War veteran and one of the few remaining in the country, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lesher, of 802 North Howard street, Union City, following two years of failing health caused from heart trouble and asthma. Mr. Moist was the only living member of the Union City Sedgwick post No. 38 of the G. A. R., and he was past commander of the state G. A. R.

He was born on September 18, 1844 in Juniata county, Pa., during President John Tyler's administration, the son of Solomon and Catherine Shellenberger-Moist. He lived during the terms of 23 presidents, and had seen many of them including Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Moist also had lived during five of this country's wars, the Mexican, Civil, Spanish-American, World War One and World War Two.

During his boyhood he moved from Pennsylvania to near Covington, Ohio, and for over the past 86 years had lived in Union City.

Mr. Moist spent nearly four years in the Seventh Indiana Cavalry during the War between the States, and participated in several major and minor engagements. He held rank of first sergeant. Besides serving as state commander of the G. A. R., he had served as commander of the Sedgwick post, and as judge advocate, and had attended national and state encampments until three yeas ago when his health would not permit.

His wife was the late Kate S. Swaggert-Moist whom he married April 17, 1868.

Prior to his retirement several years ago, Mr. Moist was a stationary engineer at the Old Carriage Works in Union City.

Mr. Moist was at one time an active member of the I. O. O. F. in Union City. He was the oldest living member of the local Methodist church.

His immediate family consists of the daughter, Mrs. Lesher; one son, Fred Moist; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ronald DeBolt, and a great-grandson, Rodney DeBolt, all of Union City. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frances Chamness, age 88, and a brother, Harvey Moist, 93, both of Union City. A sister, Mrs. Anna Clear, who was 95, passed away several months ago.

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

Final rites will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Ellis M. Carper Dead; Private Rites Tuesday.

Private funeral services for Ellis M. Carper, 72, who passed away suddenly at 2 p. m. Saturday in Lynn, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Frank Chant officiating. Interment was in the Quaker Lynn cemetery. He resided on a farm southeast of Lynn.

He is survived by the widow, Elizabeth; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Mann of Richmond and Mrs. Pauline Miller of Lynn; two grandchildren; three great-grandsons; one brother, Harry Carper of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Savona --- Mrs. William Hittle, 72, wife of Charles Hittle, died Saturday at her farm residence, one-half mile east of Savona, after an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bell Smith, at home, and Mrs. Edith Wolaver, Sidney; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby Martin, of Steubenville, and Mrs. Opal Shaffer and Mrs. Dorothy Stoner, both of Dayton; four sons, Carl Blackburn, of Greenville; Ben Hittle, of Savona; Roy Hittle, of Palestine, and Ira Hittle of West Milton; two step-sons, Harry Hittle, of New Madison, and Ernest Hittle, of Columbus, and a brother, Harry Creagor, of St. Paris.

Services were held Monday at Savona, with burial being made in Greenmound cemetery at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- James H. Parker, 87, former employe of the American Aggregates corporation, died Friday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a short illness. He had resided in Greenville for the past 35 years.

Immediate survivors extended down through four generations including four sons, Ora and Wora, of Dayton; Fred, of Marion, and Eugene, Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. J. V. Hicks and Mrs. Fred Hayes, Greenville, and Mrs. Tracy Idle, Dayton; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Jennings, of Indianapolis.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Lightsville --- Mrs. Allie Hopper, 81, widow of the late Eli Hopper, of Lightsville, died Friday afternoon at the home of a son, Charles, at Dawn, from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall three weeks ago.

She leaves two other sons, Forest, of Greenville, route one, and Ray, of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wagoman, of Versailles; a step-son, James R. Hopper, of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Landis and Mrs. Mattie Neiswonger, both of Greenville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Miranda Campbell, of Redlands, Calif. There are also 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Greenville Monday and burial was in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 15, 1946

Graveside Services For Clark Twins..

Graveside services for Keith Devaun Clark and Gary Leon Clark, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Clark of near Winchester who died at the Randolph County hospital Saturday, were conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Fountain Park cemetery by Rev. Zelma Mills.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Friar of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Graveside Services Will Be Thursday For U. C. Native.

Graveside services for John M. Smith, 55, who died Monday, January 7, in Northampton, Mass., will be held in the Union City cemetery at 11 a. m. Thursday with Rev. Cecil Atkinson officiating and Brooks funeral home in charge.

He was prominent native of Union City, and had resided in Northampton for the past 14 years. Mr. Smith was professor of French at Smith college in that city.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; one son, John, at home; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Smith, of south of Union City; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler and Mrs. Margaret Hills, both south of this city; Mrs. Bert Davis, northwest of Union City, and Mrs. Harry C. Smith, of Coshocton, Ohio, and a brother, James M. Smith, Memphis, Tenn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Rites To Be Held In Union City For Former Resident.

Funeral services for James Ottis Bailey, 63, Dayton, a former resident of Union City, who died at 8 p. m. Monday at Miami Valley hospital in that city following several weeks illness, will be held at the local United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the church after 12 noon Thursday.

Mr. Bailey, who lived here until 22 years ago, was a graduate of the East Side high school and was employed as a clerk in the shoe department of the R. Kirshbaum company for 14 years. At one time he belonged to several organizations in Union City. His late residence in Dayton was at 3320 North Dixie Drive.

Surviving are his wife, Glenna; a daughter, Mary Jean Jackson; two sons, Robert and James; two grandchildren, Robert and Patty Jackson, all of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Derr, Mrs. Pearl Boyer and Mrs. Birdie Harraman, all of Union City, and a brother, Carl E. Bailey, Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Chester H. Menke, 53, well-know Darke county nurseryman and former school teacher, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a lingering illness. Menke had operated the Shady Brook Gardens, five miles east of Greenville, for the past 20 years. Previously he had served as science and biology teacher in Greenville high school and later as principal and vocational agricultural teacher at Gettysburg high school. His teaching career immediately followed World War One in which he served in the army with the rank of first lieutenant.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two sons, Stewart and Richard, and a daughter, Alice Jean, all at home; four brothers, Jacob and Joseph Menke, Greenville; Orval Menke, of Troy, and Dr. M. B. Menke, Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Mohler, Covington, route one, and Mrs. Ida Slyder, of Greenville.

Services were held Tuesday in Greenville, with interment in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- John F. Kunkle, 33 year old Brown township farmer, died Sunday at his home, two miles north of Ansonia, after a six-month illness.

He leaves his wife, Anna; one son, Doyle, and two daughters, Lois Ann and Joyce Nadine, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kunkle, of Greenville, route four; one brother, Darrel Kunkle, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Birt, also both of Greenville, route four.

Final rites were held in Greenville today with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1946

Fort Recovery Woman Dies; Rites Saturday.

Mrs. F. H. Kirgan died at her residence on West Caldwell street in Fort Recovery Wednesday evening following a serious illness of five weeks. She was a former resident of North Dayton, located northeast of Union City, for several years.

Surviving are the husband, Frank; two sons, Albert and Walter, of Fort Recovery; one daughter, Mrs. Alma Payne, of Dayton; three grandsons and one granddaughter.

The body has been removed to the May-Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery where friends may call after Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Bethel Evangelical church south of Fort Recovery. Burial will be in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1946

Former Resident Dies In Sandusky.

Word was received in Union City today disclosing the death of a former resident, Mrs. Katie Phillips Williams, 82, who passed away at Good Samaritan hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, Tuesday, January 8, after an illness of 18 months. She had resided in Sandusky for the past several months.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar; two daughters, Mrs. Charles N. Phelps, St. Croix Falls, Wis., and Mrs. E. J. Morgan, Trevlac, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Sandusky last Friday, and the body was placed in the receiving vault at Oakland cemetery in that city pending burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1946

Death Claims Hugh Halphin; Rites Friday.

Funeral services for Hugh Halphin, 59, who died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night at his home in Winchester, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in charge of Rev. E. Van Houghton with burial in St. John's cemetery in Palestine, Ohio.

Mr. Halphin was born in Darke county, however, he spent most of his life in Randolph county.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Inda Bradford and Mrs. Ella Landers, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Lilly Mock of Ridgeville, and one brother, Henry Halphin of Muncie.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1946

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Texas.

Raymond Fletcher, 52, passed away Tuesday at the Veterans hospital in Kerrville, Texas, following an illness of three weeks.

He was born in Winchester later moving to Richmond where he resided for several years. He was a World War I veteran and has made his home in Texas for the past five years.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edith Price of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Donna Diggs, of New Paris, O.; one brother, James M. Fletcher, of Richmond.

The body is being returned to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where funeral services will be held, the date and time to be announced later.

[Military services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the funeral home with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1946

Aged County Residence Dies Near Winchester.

Maggie Fennimore, 80 years old, passed away at 4 p. m. Tuesday south of Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, A. O.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Ward of near Fountain Cty, and Mrs. Emma Fulton of Richmond; one step-daughter, Mrs. Harry Owens of Winchester; twelve step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fennimore were conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment was in the Willow Grove cemetery..

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Minnie Ryan Appenzeller, 73, widow of the late William H. Appenzeller, former Greenville township trustee, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a lingering illness.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cora Sheely, with whom she resided, and a brother, J. D. Ryan, of Dayton.

Christian Science services were held Thursday in Greenville. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

Rossburg --- Fred R. Whitacre, 69, a retired Allen township farmer, died Tuesday at his home in Rossburg after a three- month illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Darke county.

Surviving are his wife, Etta; two brothers, Wesley, of Dayton, and John, who lives in Indiana, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Isenbarger, also a resident of Indiana, and Mrs. Mary Thompson, whose address was not disclosed.

Services were held Thursday at Rossburg, and interment was at Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 18, 1946

Webster --- Mrs. Fannie Belle Ballinger, 65, wife of Isaac Ballinger, of Webster, died Monday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a two-year illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, George, of Webster; two brothers, Alfred Labig, of Versailles, and Charles Labig, of Bradford, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Rohr, of Pleasant Hill.

Rites were held in Versailles Wednesday and burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 18, 1946

Infant Mooreland Dies Wednesday At Ball Hospital.

Carolyn Mooreland, six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mooreland, five miles northeast of Farmland, died at 10:25 a. m. Wednesday at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie.

Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Helen, Marian, Mildred and Louise, all at home.

The body has been removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland pending funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 19, 1946

Wife Of Former County Sheriff Dies At Hospital.

Mrs. Minnie Ellen Davisson, 75 years old, died at the Randolph county hospital Thursday night. She had been ill for the past six weeks.

Born near Maxville, she was the daughter of James T. Davisson and Mary Jean Gillum Pursley. Mrs. Davisson was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the McKinley Home Economics club and the Winchester Friends church.

She is survived by her husband, Ulysses N. Davisson, former Randolph county sheriff; four sons, Leroy S., Ray M., John P., and James M., all of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davisson will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating, assisted by Paul Logan of Bryant. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Mary Ellen Wright, 71, widow of the late M. M. Wright, Greenville, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there after a one-year illness.

Surviving are two sons, Chester, of Lansing, Mich., and Harold, of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Marmie Marshal, of New Madison, and Mrs. Nellie Nash and Mrs. Oneta Weaver, both of Greenville; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one brother, Roll Arnold, and a sister, Mrs. Maud Young, both of Dayton.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Jacob Lowell Miller, 26-year-old son of C. J. Miller, prominent Greenville funeral director, died Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. He had been critically ill for the past five days.

Besides the father, he leaves a wife, Nell; one daughter, Saundra; two brothers, Homer and Chester Miller, both of Greenville, and seven sisters, Mrs. Ethln Pullins, Mrs. Ruth Slonaker, Mrs. Marjorie Sullenbarger, Mrs. Janice Henderson and Miss Rowena Miller, all of Greenville; Mrs. Imogene Webber, Dayton, and Mrs. Neva Hildreth, Columbus.

Services were held at the C. J. Miller residence today.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born May 13, 1919 in Greenville, OH, the son of Clarence J. Miller and Estella Maul (both b. Darke Co., OH). He was buried in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Mrs. Eva Dunn Dies Sunday From Influenza.

Mrs. Eva Dunn, 69 years old, passed away at 8:25 p. m. Sunday at her residence, 416 North Walnut street, Union City, following a 10-day illness from influenza.

She was born in Randolph county on April 7, 1876, the daughter of John D. and Margaret Stewart-Brown, and had spent most of her life in Union City.

Mrs. Dunn was a member of the Free Methodist church here.

Surviving are one son, Atlas Dunn, Jr., who is serving with the army at Ft. Ord, Calif., and one brother, Albert Brown, Union City. Another son, Walter A. Dunn is deceased.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dunn will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Free Methodist church with Rev. George Weigend officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Funeral Services For U. C. Lawyer Will Be Tuesday.

Final rites for Ira Vernon, 73 years old, a prominent Union City lawyer, who died at 12:05 p. m. Saturday at his residence, 405 South Howard street, will be held at the Fraze funeral home at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Vernon passed away following a four-week illness from heart trouble.

He was born near Logansport on November 17, 1872, the son of Hollingsworth and Mary Hood-Vernon, and attended the school near his home. He moved to Union City 40 years ago and was married to Mary Anna Read.

Mr. Vernon, who was secretary of the Union City Community Welfare association from 1914 to 1926, was a public spirited man who gave his time and talents toward all civic projects.

He was the oldest living member of the Randolph County Bar association and practiced law before the federal court. He served as justice of peace for Wayne township about 10 years ago.

Mr. Vernon was at one time an official of the Pike's Peak Ocean-to-Ocean highway, now known as State Route 28 which passes through Union City. He had served as a member of the local cemetery board and for the past several years managed the Union City Credit Exchange.

The last of 11 members of the Vernon family, he had been active in the Odd Fellows circles throughout the state for 36 years, having served as district deputy and filled all the chairs in the local organization. Mr. Vernon was a member of the Rebekah lodge in Union City and also had filled all the chairs in that organization.

Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Carter and Mrs. Della May Smiley, both of Union City; four sons, Walter, of Lee Summit, Mo.; Harold, of Troy; Louis, Greenville, and Arthur, of Union City, and 12 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

30-Year-Old Farmer Is Beaten To Death By Power Drive Shaft.

A 30-year-old farmer was beaten to death this morning when he fell into a power drive attachment between a tractor and a corn picker on the Leslie Colvin farm, which he tenanted, three miles north and a half mile east of Lynn.

He was Charles Ross, married and the father of two children.

According to Burl Norris, who with his son Sam, were helping the young farmer, Mr. Ross attempted to step onto the tractor when a pant leg became entangled in the drive. Becoming unbalance, he fell into the middle of the drive and was dead when his body was removed by Mr. Norris.

County Coroner Dr. Lowell W. Painter was called to investigate.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth, and two children, Tommy and Patricia; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ross of Wabash; two brothers, Doyle and Chalice of Wabash; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Prickett of Lagro, Mrs. Christine Pormen of Muncie, Mrs. Bernice Mills of Kokomo and Mrs. Reba Woodard of Wabash.

The Thomas ambulance was called from Lynn.

[Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Martin funeral home in Dunkirk, IN. Burial was in the Dunkirk I. O. O. F. cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Harry (Gus) King, 76, Jay County Farmer, Is Claimed By Death.

Portland, Ind., Jan 21 --- Harry (Gus) King, 76, farmer, died Sunday morning at his home in North Salem. He had been a Noble township resident for 28 years before moving to North Salem ten years ago.

He is survived by the widow, Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Anderson of Union City; two step-daughters, Mrs. J. O. Woods and Carol Thornburg, both of Union City; and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Reynolds of Union City.

The body was brought to the Baird funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon; Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the North Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Mother Of Union City Men Dies At Dayton; Burial Is In Muncie.

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Richey, 65, wife of D. W. Richey, died at 10 o'clock Friday morning at her home in Dayton, friends and relatives have been notified.

Funeral services were conducted in Dayton Sunday evening and the body taken to Muncie, where graveside services were held at Beech Grove cemetery at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

Surviving are the husband; two sons, Jennings and Theodore of Union City; a daughter, Mrs. Emily Willman, Dayton, and several grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Sister Of Union City Resident Succumbs At Beaverdam, Ohio.

Mrs. Catherine Bolinger-Ross, 85, a resident of Darke county most of her life, died Sunday evening at the home of a son, John, in Beaverdam, Ohio, following a month's serious illness.

She leaves, besides the son, two other sons, Harry, of Greenville, and Clarence, of Xenia; one step-daughter, Mrs. Fannie Phillips, of Beaverdam; one step-son, Albert Ross, Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Noah Bolinger, of Union City; Samuel Bolinger, Arcanum, and one sister, Mrs. Dina Sadgebury, of Hillgrove. Her husband, Charles, and one daughter preceded her in death.

Final rites will be held at 2 p m. (EST) Wednesday at the Church of the Brethren, southwest of Beaverdam. The place of burial is unknown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Perry Newlon Dies At Daughter's Home.

Perry A. Newlon, 81-year-old retired farmer, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam Myers, 716 East Water street, Greenville. He had been in failing health for the past year but was critically ill only two weeks.

Mr. Newlon had live in Coletown for the past 45 years being removed his condition became critical. He was a member of the Coletown Christian church.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Lem Rush, Greenville; three sons, Ralph, of Ridgeville; Frank and Lester, both of Dayton; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Myers residence.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Perry Alfred Newlon was born March 7, 1864 in Knox Co., OH, the son of ______ and Mary Hoke (b. Knox Co., OH). Here stated that he was survived by his wife, Laura Etta Newlon, age 76 years.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 21, 1946

Heart Attack Takes Life Of Alva C. Gray.

Alva C. Gray, 50 years old, died at a Winchester physician's office Friday afternoon following a heart attack. He was born March 14, 1895 the son of Hugh and Clara (Porter) Gray and resided in the five Point community near this city for 25 years but since last April, he had lived at 501 North Main street, Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Orpha; three daughters, Evelyn Louise, Anna Mae, Elsie Mae, and one son, Elvin Leroy, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Mary Burnsworth of Farmland; one brother, Elmer Gray of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Gray were held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. E. Van Houghton officiating. Interment was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 22, 1946

Mary A. Baker Dies Tuesday At Winchester Home.

Mary A. Baker, 87 years old, widow of the late O. R. Baker, superintendent of Winchester schools for many years, passed away at the family home, 322 East Franklin street, Winchester, early Tuesday morning following an illness of several weeks.

She was born in Preble county, Ohio on April 9, 1858, the daughter of Jonathan and Sara E. (MCWhinney) Aydeloots, and was a member of the Magazine club and the Main Street Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Brooks of Winchester, and Miss Viletta Baker of Muncie; two sons, Frank Baker of Winchester, and Paul Baker of Rushville; two half-brothers, Tracy McWhinney of Eaton, O. and James McWhinney of Kansas; three grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Baker will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris with burial in the Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 23, 1946

Former County Resident Dies In New Jersey.

Elisha Lasell (Dad) Phillips, 92, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hough, in Haddonfield, N. J. He was a former resident of Ridgeville and Muncie, and had lived with his daughter for the past two years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hough; Mrs. Grace McKinley, of Nice, Calif.; Mrs. Audrey Thompson, of Youngstown, O.; two sons, Charles Leroy, of Toledo, O.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville where funeral services will be held in the chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Luther Addington, of Marion, officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Garfield Hipple, 65, of Ansonia, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a six-month illness from a heart ailment. He was a retired farm laborer.

Services were held in Ansonia Tuesday with burial in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- John Brumbaugh, 76, a retired Pennsylvania railroad engineer who for the past 10 years has resided near Gettysburg, died Saturday at the home of a son, Glen, in Piqua following a lingering illness.

Besides the one son, he leaves his wife, Alice, two daughters, Olive of Buffalo, N. Y., and Lois, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Ann Witwer, of Greenville.

Services were held Tuesday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, and burial was in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 24, 1946

Short Illness Fatal To Ft. Recovery Man.

Clure Thompson, 67, a resident of Fort Recovery for several years, died Monday at the Jay county hospital at Portland after a two-week illness.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Vernie Kimmel, of Eaton; Mrs. Erma Hiestand, of Rossburg, and Miss Jane Thompson, of Dayton, and a brother, Lloyd, of Van Wert.

Services were held at the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery Wednesday, with interment being made in Spring Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 24, 1946

Former Resident Of U. C. Dies; Rites Are Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar (Alice Cary) Johnston, 88 years old, who passed away Wednesday morning in the Winchester hospital, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Presbyterian church in Union City with Rev. Cecil Atkinson in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mrs. Johnston was a former resident of Union City and Richmond. She was born in Randolph county April 20, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Hartman Wiggs.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Florence Lamond of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Esther Peterson of Chicago are two of the nieces.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester from 1 p. m. Thursday to 1 p. m. Friday after which the body will be taken to the church in Union City to lie in state until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 24, 1946

Lifelong Resident Of Winchester, Rolland Brooks, Is Dead At 61.

Funeral services for Rolland Brooks, 61 years old, who passed away at his home at 616 South Main street Tuesday afternoon, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Interment was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Brooks had been seriously ill since last October. He was a lifelong resident of Winchester and had been a foreman at the Anchor-Hocking glass factory for 41 years. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ and Modern Woodman lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Cora; two daughters, Mrs. Erman Fisher and Mrs. Eugene Watson, both of Winchester; two brothers, Art of Economy, and Newton of Hagerstown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 25, 1946

Word Is Received Disclosing Death Of Bertha Aldrich.

Belated word was received in Union City today disclosing the death of Mrs. Bertha Aldrich, 77, of Toledo, Ohio, who passed away at Mercy hospital there Friday, Jan. 11, following a stroke he suffered five days before. Mrs. Aldrich formerly resided with her granddaughter and grandson, Mr. and Mrs. William Jenkins, of this city. She had lived in Toledo during the last year.

She was a member of the D. of A. and Order of Eastern Star in Union City and attended the local United Brethren church.

Final rites were held Monday, Jan. 14, in Toledo and burial was in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 25, 1946

Jacob W. Boze Passes Away At Residence.

Jacob W. Boze, 88 years old, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, died at 10 p. m. Thursday at his residence, 525 North State Line street, from complications.

He as born in Jackson, Ohio township on February 21, 1857, the son of David and Letita Strait-Boze, and attended Tobin school in Jackson township. He followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago.

Mr. Boze had been a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church for the past 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Adda, whom he married at Ansonia in 1889; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Armstrong, Union City; a son, Stanley Boze of Dayton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Boze, Flint, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Hinder, Greenville, and Mrs. Margaret Ketrow, Springfield, Ohio.

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

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Waterhouse United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial was made in Teegarden cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William Vier Steinmetz, 78-year-old Greenville tailor, died Tuesday at his residence there from the effects of a heart attack. Death was sudden although he had been in declining health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; one son, Dr. H. V. Steinmetz, Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hey, of Xenia; four grandchildren; three step-sons, Sherl Saylor, of Hollansburg; Sylvester Saylor, of Greenville, and J. F. Saylor, S 1-c, now on troop transport duty in the Pacific, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Elgar Seaman, of Hollansburg. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Wilcox and Mrs. Agnes Ketring, both of Palestine, and Mrs. Trixie Snyder, of Bloomington.

Services were held in Greenville Friday. Interment was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Nov. 11, 1867 at Ft. Jefferson, Darke Co., OH, the son of Adam B. Steinmetz (b. Germany) and Susan Gottshall (b. Weaver's Station, Darke Co., OH). A brother, James, of Bloomington, IN is also named.]

[Note - Adam B. Steinmetz was born in Lancaster Co., PA.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 26, 1946

Lifelong U. C. Resident Dies; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral Services for Miss Myrtle Creager, 63, who was found dead in a chair in the living room of her residence 335 North Union street, Union City, Friday morning, will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born February 26, 1882, the daughter of George and Jennie (Detamore) Creager. She attended the East Side school and later a business college.

Several years ago she was associated with the old Atlas Stake bank in Union City as a member of the insurance department. Later Miss Creager was connected with the Union Trust company for many years in the same capacity. She retired because of failing health.

Miss Creager was a very active member of the Union City Brethren church and affiliated with the Ladies Aid and Missionary societies of the church office.

Miss Creager was also at one time a prominent member of the Business and Professional Woman's club.

Among the survivors are two cousin, Ethel Detamore of Jackson, Mich., and Amos Detamore of Union City. Her mother, Mrs. Jennie Creager, passed away last year.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Catherine Lindauer, 73, wife of Charles Lindauer, Greenville, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there following a two-month illness from complications.

Besides the husband, she leaves a brother, Henry Herget, of Greenville, and two sisters, Maud Herget, of Chicago and Rose Herget of Chautauqua, Ohio.

Services were held today in Greenville, with burial in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born July 5, 1872 at Sunbury, Butler Co., OH, the daughter of John Herget (b. Germany) and Mary Miller (b. Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 28, 1946

Mary A. Mangas, Former Resident Of County, Dies.

Mary A. Mangas, 79, a former resident of Randolph county living three miles south of North Salem, passed away Sunday at 4 p. m. at the hoe of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Bemis, in Indianapolis, where she had made her home for the past nine years.

She was born on November 5, 1866 in Jay county, the daughter of Levi and Sara (Pinney) Harlan. On August 6, 1887, she married John E. Mangas, who preceded her in death April 10, 1933.

She is survived by one one, John M. Money of Hollansburg; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Blume and Mrs. Carl Bemis, both of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Harlan of Richmond. One sister and one brother preceded in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the New Lisbon Church of Christ, of which she was a member. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City will officiate, with burial in the New Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the home of a cousin, Mrs. I. N. Mangas, three miles south of North Salem, Monday evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 28, 1946

Retired Farmer Dies At Home Of Sister.

Francis M. Laing, 78, a retired farmer, died Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mary Knaus, three miles northeast of Rossburg, where he had been under medical care for the past seven months.

Laing formerly lived near Midway in Clark county.

He leaves one son, John, of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Cline, of Midway; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two other sisters, Mrs. Bert Weisner, of Rossburg, route one and Mrs. Martha Feidt, Dayton.

The body has been removed to the Fisher funeral home, Ansonia, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m. (EST). Burial will be at Midway.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 28, 1946

Rites Arranged For 83-Year-Old U. C. Resident.

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Margaret Lawler, 83, of Union City, route four, whose death occurred at 9 p. m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Ryan, two miles west of Union City on Route 32. Mrs. Lawler died from complications following a fractured hip she suffered in a fall on December 13, 1945.

Services will be held at 9 a. m. Tuesday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City with Father Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery northwest of Union City. The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the Ryan residence where friends may call.

She was born on July 27, 1862 in Richmond, Ind., the daughter of Thomas and Mary Kern-Conniff, and attended the Wayne county schools. She was married to James P. Lawler on Feb. 12, 1890 at the St. Marys Catholic church in Richmond. He preceded her in death in 1930. Mrs. Lawler had resided in the Union City community for the past 30 years.

She was a member of the St. Marys church in Union City and belonged to the Rosary society of the church.

The last member of the Conniff family, she leaves, besides the daughter, two other daughters, Mrs. William Cotter, Union City, route four, and Mrs. Ernest Hershey, Greenville; one son, Raymond Lawler, Richmond; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 28, 1946

Long Illness Proves Fatal To Charles Smock.

Charles William Smock, 81 years old, died at his home southeast of Arba at 3 p. m. Friday after several months of failing health.

Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Gaynell Thomas and Mrs. Mazell Longfellow, both of Richmond; one son, Wayne, of Lindsay, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Son Of U. C. Residents Killed In Plane Crash.

Russell Amspaugh, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Amspaugh, 110 West Oak street, Union City, was killed and his companion, Robert P. Lee, 24, of Muncie, was injured, when Lee's plane crashed at the Versailles, Mo., airport at 4:50 p. m. Monday.

According to wire reports, the plane was circling to land when it fell. Lee sustained head lacerations and was rushed to the hospital at Boonville, Mo.

The plane was purchased from the government surplus several weeks ago and flown to Hutchinson, Kan., where it was grounded because of poor flying conditions.

Amspaugh and Lee left over the week end to fly the plane, a Ryan PT-22, to Muncie.

Amspaugh's father has left for Versailles and expects to return to Union City Thursday morning, according to his wife. Other details of the accident are unknown.

Russell Amspaugh was born in Woodington, Ohio, on Jan. 17, 1914, and attended the Farmland, Ind., school and later was graduated from the Union City West Side high school. From Union City he moved to Greenville, and for the past three years had lived in Indianapolis. He served there as a brakeman for the Big Four railroad.

Surviving besides the parents, are his wife, Marie; one son, Tommy, at home; one sister, Mrs. M. L. Puterbaugh, Dayton, and the maternal grandfather, Tom McCabe, of Geneva, Ind.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Union City Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Word Is Received Disclosing Death Of Ernest Thompson.

Word has been received in Union City disclosing the death of Ernest E. Thompson, 76, who passed away at 4:25 p. m. Monday at his residence in Liberty Center, Ind., located northwest of Bluffton, from a stroke suffered six months ago.

A lifelong resident of Liberty Center, he was born on November 11, 1869. He as graduated from the school there and attended Marion, Ind., college. Mr. Thompson was a retired farmer, and for a number of years served as vice president of the Liberty Center State Bank.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and Liberty Center Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Etta, whom he married in Liberty Center in 1892; two sons, Chester and Kenneth Thompson, both of Liberty Center; two daughters, Mrs. Russel E. Wise, Union City, and Mrs. Mabel Merriman, Liberty Center; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Alfred Thompson, also Liberty Center.

Final rites will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Liberty Center Baptist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Former Saratoga Merchant Dies at County Hospital.

Perry (Pierre) Warren, 63 years old, died at the Randolph County hospital at 8 a. m. today following a long illness. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past two months. He was a retired merchant and resided in Saratoga where he operated a general store for many years.

Surviving are one brother, Ora A. Warren of Toledo, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Powers of Saratoga, at whose home he resided, Mrs. Ben Garringer of Collett, and Mrs. Robert Speed of Portland.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville and will be returned to the late residence Thursday afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. Warren will be conducted at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Former Farmland Resident Dies In Veterans' Hospital.

Muncie, Ind, Jan. 29 --- Oliver F. (Shorty) Clevenger, 50, veteran of World War I, whose home is at 110 North Ohio Avenue, died at 3:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Veterans' hospital in Indianapolis, following five months' illness.

Mr. Clevenger moved to Muncie from Farmland 30 years ago. He was employed at the Broderick company and was a member of the C. I. O.

Surviving are the wife, Ersel; two daughters, Annabelle Holter, of Muncie and Mrs. Charlie Lamb, of Anderson; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harry Life of Redkey, and one brother, Walter Clevenger of Fort Wayne.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Piepho chapel with burial in Beech Grove cemetery. The American Legion firing squad will conduct graveside services at the cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 30, 1946

Purl Friesner Succumbs Today At Son's Home.

Purl S. Friesner, 68, a resident of Union City for over 55 years, died at 3:30 a. m. today at the home of a son, Charles W., 1760 King avenue, Dayton, following six years of failing health from heart trouble.

He was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, on July 14, 1877, the son of Absolum and Mahalia Hufford-Friesner. He was at one time employed at the Parent and Pierce elevators in Union City, and before his retirement because of failing health, was employed at the Backstay Welt company.

He was married to Maude S. Morgan in Union City in November, 1903. He resided in Union City until a few years ago when he made his home with his son in Dayton.

Mr. Friesner was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 10 a. m. Friday.

Final rites will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Surviving besides his wife and son, are four brothers, Ray and Bert, of Union City; Win, of Five Points, north of Winchester, and Charles, Ft. Wayne.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 30, 1946

Father Of Winchester Jeweler Is Dead.

J. G. Webb, father of Russell Webb, Winchester Jeweler, died at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Huntington, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Briggs funeral home in Huntington.

Mr. Webb has been at his father's bedside in Huntington. The jewelry store will remain closed indefinitely.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 31, 1946

Lillie Hutchens Dies At Home In Losantville.

Mrs. Lillie E. Hutchens, 67 years old, wife of Winfield Hutchens, died at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the family home in Losantville.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Ted, of Losantville and one brother, Benton Holliday of Winchester.

The body will be returned from the Reynard mortuary to the home Wednesday afternoon where friends may call.

Last rites for Mrs. Hutchens will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Losantville Methodist church. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 31, 1946

Long Illness Proves Fatal To Edna Freeman.

Miss Edna L. Freeman, 38, died at her home in Losantville at 11:10 o'clock Wednesday morning following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Leora Freeman, a sister, Mrs. Madonna Bookot of Lawton, Okla., and a brother, Melvin Freeman of Losantville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Losantville Christian church with Rev. Denver Mctaker and Rev. Leroy Houk officiating. Interment will be in the Riverside cemetery.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home for burial preparation and will be returned to the home Friday afternoon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 31, 1946

Services For Pioneer County Native In Indianapolis Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Alice Sloan, 81, widow of Charles C. Sloan, former Winchester merchant, were conducted Tuesday at Indianapolis. Mrs. Sloan died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie Smith Cooling, 5733 Carrollton avenue, Indianapolis.

A native and pioneer resident of Randolph county, she was born near Deerfield, one of ten children of James A. and Mary Sipe, who resided in the family home near Deerfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Sloan resided on East Washington street in Winchester. They had been residents also of Richmond, Portland, Indianapolis and Whiteland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 31, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- William Lloyd Shafer, 44 years old, died at his farm home, three miles north of Gettysburg, Monday evening. The deceased had been in failing health for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys; one daughter, Mary Jane, at home; a son, Lawrence Shafer, and his step-mother, Mrs. Hazel Shafer, Westerville, Ohio.

Services were held Thursday in Greenville, and burial was at Beamsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 1, 1946

Former County Resident Dies In New Castle.

Monna Evelyn Hogston, 41, passed away at the Henry county hospital in New Castle at 10:30 p. m. Thursday. She was a resident of Mt. Summit, Ind., and a former resident of Spartanburg.

Surviving are the husband, Ernest; one daughter, Melva Jean, and one son, Paul Allen, both at home; two brothers, Paul Stock, of Winslow, Ariz., and Gayle Brown, of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Thanet Holt, of Lynn.

Final rites will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church with burial in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 6 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Louis H. Pine Dies At Home Of Daughter.

Louis H. Pine, 64, died unexpectedly at 4 p. m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margueretta Wince, 736 North Howard street, Union City, following a two months illness from carcinoma. He formerly lived at Newark, Ohio, and had only made his home with the daughter for the past two weeks.

He was born on July 20, 1881 in West Carlisle, Ohio, the son of James C. and Elizabeth Bonnet-Pine, and attended the West Carlisle schools. He was married to Louise Elizabeth King on June 30, 1906 at Newark, Ohio. He had followed the occupation of farming and painting, and recently did road maintenance work on Licking county, Ohio roads.

Mr. Pine was a member of the Methodist church at Chatham, Ohio.

Surviving, besides the widow and daughter, are one sister, Mrs. George Bowman, Philadelphia; one brother, Frank Pine, Blaine, Wash., and one grandson, Charles P. Wince. Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call until Tuesday morning, at which time the body will be shipped to the Householder funeral home at Newark, Ohio, where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Final rites will be held at the Householder funeral home at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday with Rev. L. H. Bangarter in charge. Burial will be in Fredonia cemetery at Fredonia [?], Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Salem Man Found Dead By Brother Monday.

Fred Keltner, 60 years old, was found dead Monday morning in a rocking chair at his home in North Salem by a brother, W. F. Keltner. The Jay county coroner reported that death was due to coronary occlusion and probably occurred Saturday morning. He was born in Madison township, Jay county.

He was the son of Jacob and Carolyn (Kauffman) Keltner and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: W. F. Keltner, H. L. Keltner, Mrs. Cora Walter, all of Salem, Mrs. Ella Stone of Fort Recovery, Mrs. Lilly Swallow, north of Union City, Mrs. Minnie Boze of Union City and Mrs. Viola Apple of San Diego, Calif.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland where it will remain until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill Christian church east of North Salem with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Vernon Polly Dies Suddenly At Home Near Lynn.

Vernon Earl Polly, 63, died suddenly at his home northwest of Lynn at 6 p. m. Sunday.

Surviving are the widow, Ada; one son, Ralph, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Bond of Winchester, and Gladys, at home; two brothers, Fred Polley, of Indianapolis, and Ray Polley, of near Union City; one sister, Mrs. Ida Bonham, of California.

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

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial was made in the Bethel cemetery at Lynn.] p>

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Bert S. Lott Found Dead At Home In Lynn.

Bert S. Lot, 81 years old, was found dead in his bed at his home in Lynn Saturday morning. Cause of death was due to natural causes.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Roy Morgan. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Mrs. Ada Ozbun Dies At Home Of Nephew Monday.

Mrs. Ada Ozbun, 53 years old, passed away at the home of a nephew, Clinton Beals, in Winchester, at 2:15 a. m. Monday morning.

She leaves the husband, Jesse Ozbun; the mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Pomeroy, two sisters, Anna Pomeroy, of Winchester, and Mrs. Bertha Beals, of near Union City.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where friends may call after 3 p. m. Tuesday.

Final rites will be held at the Buena Vista church at 10 a. m. Wednesday with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 4, 1946

Former Lynn Man Dead.

Funeral services for Hugh Chenoweth, a former resident of the Lynn community, who died at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, January 26, were held at the Lain and Son funeral home in Chicago at 4 o'clock Saturday. Burial was in Chicago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 5, 1946

Ford Infant Dies; Rites Wednesday.

Rebecca Jane Ford, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ford, Union City, route 1, succumbed today at 1 a. m. at the city hospital. She was born at the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Survivors, besides the parents, include two sisters, Mary Catherine and Sue, at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Watts, Union City.

The body has been removed to the Brooks funeral home where friends may call. Final rites will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Edith Guitner officiating. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 5, 1946

Carlos Woman Succumbs Sunday In Indianapolis.

Hannah Wilt, 87, widow of the late Joseph A. Wilt, passed away Sunday at 10 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Kenyon, in Indianapolis. She was a former resident of Carlos.

Besides the daughter she is survived by one son, Charles Wilt, of Shirley, Ind., and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Carlos Christian church in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg. Burial will be in the Union cemetery west of Carlos. Friends may call a the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 5, 1946

County Native Dies At Home Near Pennville.

Stephen H. Martin, 70, a former Green township farmer and threshing machine operator, died Saturday night at his home, one mile north of Pennville. He was a native of Randolph county.

Surviving are the widow, Phoebe, to whom he was wed December 31, 1924; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Tomelson of east of Walnut Corner.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pennville Friends church with Rev. Harvey Fruth and Rev. Homer Habegger in charge. Burial will be in the Pennville I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 6, 1946

Lela M. Benson Dies At Home Near Winchester.

Mrs. Lela Mae Benson, 46 years old, passed away at her home one and one-half miles east of Winchester Wednesday at 1:10 a. m. following an illness of three years duration. She had been seriously ill for the past ten days.

She was born February 19, 1899 in Randolph county the daughter of William and Minnie (Haines) Coddington and on February 19, 1916 was married to Forest Benson.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Benson of Winchester, and Ralph and James at home; four daughters, Mrs. Samuel Blocher of Greenville, O., and Mary, Barbara and Patricia, all at home; a brother, Everett Coddington of Winchester; two grandchildren. A sister, Bessie Marie Harris, preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Benson will be conducted at 1 p. m. on Friday at the White River Friends church, of which she was a member, with Rev. George Addington and Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Maynard and Walker mortuary where friends may call after 7:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Death Claims Moses Cooley This Morning.

Moses William Cooley, age 77, a retired lumberman, passed away at the home of a nephew, Lester Davis, 514 Wall street, Union City, at 4 a. m. today following a three-year illness from heart trouble. He had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

Mr. Cooley was born in Jay county on August 29, 1868, the son of James H. and Sarah Alexander-Cooley, and attended the Jay county schools. He came to Union City 40 years ago.

The only immediate survivors are a sister Mrs. Sarah C. Davis, Union City and several nieces and nephews.

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

Final rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. George Wiegand officiating. Burial will be in Snell cemetery.

[Nieces and Nephews: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Locke, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones, Elmer Jones and Charles Davis. Sister and Brother-in-law: Mr. and Mrs. William Davis.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Heart Attack Takes Life Of Ezekial Pierce.

Ezekial T. Pierce, 75, Union City, Ohio, died at the home of his nephew, Wilbur Cane, who resides at Antioch, five miles east of Portland, Wednesday at 12:30 p. m.

Mr. Pierce had been visiting his nephew for several days and died from a heart attack while fixing the fire in the living room.

He was born October 3, 1870, the son of Joshua and Judith (Davis) Pierce.

There are no immediate survivors. His wife has been deceased for 30 years, and one son, a twin brother and a sister are also deceased.

Funeral services will be held at the Williamson funeral home in Portland Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Carl Overholser with interment in the Antioch cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Frank Albert Neely, 78, died Tuesday at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Connor Miller, Greenville, following an extended illness from complication.

One brother, William of Elinds [?], O., is the only immediate survivor.

Services will be held at 10 a. m. (EST) Friday at the Methodist church in Spencerville. Burial is planned there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Miss Echo Mikesell, 58, died Tuesday at her residence in Greenville following an extended illness

One sister, Mrs. Mary M. Schwarta, Greenville, is the only immediate survivor.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call. Final rites will be held there Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) with burial in Palestine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 1, 1888 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of William R. Mikesell (b. Darke Co., OH) and Victoria Klinger.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Ida Wolf, 65, Greenville, died suddenly Monday at Wayne hospital there from the effects of a heart attack.

Services were held Thursday in Greenville, and interment was in Ansonia cemetery.

Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carmon Lamberson, Greenville, and Miss Norma Wolf, of New York City; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John Kruckeberg, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 8, 1946

Georgia Shaw Dies Following 5-day Illness.

Mrs. Georgia Shaw, 58, Greenville, died at 8 a. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville where she had undergone a major operation last Monday. She was ill only five days.

The widow of the late Louis Shaw, the deceased formerly resided at Woodington, northeast of Union City, and was a member of the Christian church there.

Surviving are three sons, Cecil, of Ansonia, route one; Robert, who serves in the U. S. navy, and Gerald, of Orient, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Cross, of Muncie, Indiana, and Mrs. Donald Brooks, Union City, route five; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lula Druley, Royal Oak, Michigan; a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle Max, of Washington, Michigan and two brothers, Clifford Brown, of Norman Station, Indiana, and Earl Brown, of Muncie.

Pending arrival of the son serving in the navy no burial arrangements have been completed. The body has been removed to the Stocker funeral home in Greenville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 8, 1946

Former County Resident Dies In Michigan Hospital.

Ara Isaac Collins, 70, of Traverse City, Mich., passed away at a hospital in Patosky, Mich., at 9:45 a. m. Thursday following a lingering illness.

He was born in Jay county October 7, 1875, the son of Cornelius and Elvira Collins and spent the greater part of his life as a resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; six daughters, Mrs. Henry Thomas of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. William Hueit of Conway, Mich., Mrs. James Harbour of Winchester, Mrs. Fred Peyton, of Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. James Wilson of Patosky [?], Mich., and Mrs. Carl Goss of Traverse City, Mich.; three sons, Thomas and Arthur of Traverse City, and Claude of Oden, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Pettyjohn of Alanson, Mich.; a niece, Mrs. Carlton Lasley, and a nephew, Olan Collins, both of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Collins will be conducted Saturday at the Hibbard funeral home in Traverse City. Burial will be in a Michigan cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 8, 1946

Mrs. Ella Hogan, Of Pioneer Family, Dies At Salt Lake.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ella Hogan, member of a pioneer Indiana family, who had been living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the daughter of Rev. Thompson and Mary Jane Hobson McKinney and has relatives living in Jay, Randolph, Delaware, Montgomery and Fountain counties.

Mrs. Hogan was born at Stone Bluff, in Fountain county, and was married to Michael D. Webb on January 13, 1858 [?]. She had two children by this marriage, Eva and Arthur Webb, and later married Eric Hogan. There were six children from the second marriage, Eva, Arthur M., Clarence G., Elsie, Ellen, Lawrence M. and Mary Jane Hogan.

She was a sister of Solomon, William, Henry, George W. and Mary Jane McKinney.

[LDS Family Search gives her name as Zina Ellen McKinney, born June 13, 1858 in Fountain county, IN, the daughter of Thompson McKinney and Mary Jane Hobson. She was married to Erick Hogan on November 19, 1884 in Logan, Utah.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Floyd Fitzwater, 67, of New Madison, route one, a retired farmer, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a one-week illness from heart trouble and complications.

Immediate survivors include one son, Roscoe, of Arcanum; four daughters, Mrs. Mae Fourman and Mrs. Estie Brumbaugh, both of New Madison, rural route; Mrs. Grace Bidwell, of Union City, O., and Mrs. Marie White, of Castine; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There are also five brothers, Walter of Pontiac, Mich.; Newton, of near Richmond; John and Earl, of West Manchester, and Lester of Greenville, rural route; and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Jones, of Eldorado; Mrs. Susannah Stutz, of Arcanum, and Mrs. Mildred Bownam, New Madison.

Services were held Thursday at the Abbottsville church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 8, 1946

Mary Grubbs Dies At Home Near Huntsville.

Mrs. Mary Grubbs, 83, widow of Daniel Grubbs, dropped dead Wednesday evening at her home near Huntsville.

She is survived by three daughter, Mrs. Bina James of Fairmount, Mrs. Grace Mattheman of Lafayette and Mrs. Roseanna Mercer of Fountain City; one son, Carlton of Winchester; and a brother, Marion Harvey of Huntsville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grubbs will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Huntsville church with Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 11, 1946

Elsie Steed, 63, Dies Sunday At Deerfield Home.

Elsie Ann Steed, 63, died at 10:30 a. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jean Harris in Deerfield. She had been ill for six months and serious for the past two months.

She was born June 6, 1882 in Randolph county the daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Hinkle Bragg. She spent her early life in Randolph county and moved to Chicago in 1923 returning to Deerfield in June of 1945 to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harris. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Simmons and Mrs. Kathryn Buckley, both of Chicago, and Mrs. Ruth Miller and Mrs. Harris, both of Deerfield; one son, Jesse Steed of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Owens of Winchester, and Mrs. Charles Ditmer of Union City; three brothers, Henry Bragg and P. A.. Bragg, both of Winchester, and H. E. Bragg of Chicago.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester where friends may call after 7 p. m. Monday. Funeral services will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 11, 1946

Services Held Today For Former Resident.

Final rites were held this afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for James Malloy, 87, former Union City resident, who died at 6:30 p. m. Friday at the Darke county infirmary following a five-day illness. Burial was in the infirmary cemetery.

Mr. Malloy had been a resident of the infirmary for the past 18 years.

He leaves two brothers, George and William Malloy; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Paige, Alice Miller and Margaret Eley, all of Union City.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born July 26, 1857 in Randolph Co., IN, the son of James Malloy and Osie Bradford (both b. in Muskingham [?], OH.) He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 13, 1946

Injuries Fatal To Resident Of Union City.

Word was received in Union City yesterday telling of the death of Miss Margaret Walden, owner of the Walden millinery store at 225 West Oak street for over 45 years, who died sometime Monday evening or Tuesday morning from injuries received at Tampa, Fla., when she was hit by a car driven by an Indiana resident Friday evening. She sustained both legs broken and head injuries.

Miss Walden, whose approximate age is 70, was crossing a street in Tampa when struck by the motorist. She was removed to Municipal Hospital there where her death occurred. Other details of the accident are lacking.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she attended the city schools and was at one time a member of the Baptist church in Greenville.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jennie Shaner, of Piqua; another sister, of Dayton whose name is unknown; one brother, Will Walden, who resides in Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

The body is being shipped to the Brooks funeral home in Union City. Mrs. Elsie Kibble, a niece of Mrs. Walden, will arrive in Union City tomorrow to make burial arrangements.

[Margaret Walden was born July 10, 1869 and died Feb. 12, 1946. She was buried in the Union City Cemetery Saturday afternoon.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 13, 1946

Suicide Verdict In Death Of Cara Brewer.

A verdict of suicide has been returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, in the death of Cara Brewer, 72-year-old Adams township farmer, who fatally wounded himself Sunday with a .22 calibre rifle at his home, one mile north of Gettysburg.

Brewer, who was found unconscious in the residence at 9 a. m. by a brother, Arthur, died about three hours later at Piqua hospital. The coroner's report shows that he shot himself in the head.

Relatives state that Brewer had been despondent since the death of his wife last August.

Surviving are six sons, Emmert, of Bradford route two; Merlin, of Prairie City, Iowa; Homer, of Patterson, California; Ralph, of Gettysburg; Clarence, of Englewood, and Galen, of Paulding; five daughters, Mrs. Ray Miller and Mrs. Ed Root, both of near Bradford; Mrs. John Null, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Ben Bosserman, of Arcanum, and Mrs. Donald Winterrowd, of Greenville; 31 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

There are also two brothers, Frank, of Greenville, and Arthur, of Bradford route two, and two sisters, Mrs. Rufus Mangas, Union City, and Mrs. Laura Zimmerman, Gettysburg.

Services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Oakland Church of the Brethren with burial in the Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 13, 1946

Luella Jessup Passes Away At Residence.

Mrs. Luella Jessup, 76, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, passed away suddenly at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday at her residence, 302 North Walnut street, following a heart attack.

Mrs. Jessup was born on August 12, 1869 in Darke county, the daughter of Benjamin C. and Mary J. Wiley-Robinson, and attended the Darke county schools. She was married to Henry P. Jessup in Greenville on July 4, 1889. Mr. Jessup preceded her in death 14 months ago.

She leaves three sons, Benjamin C. and Royce V. Jessup of Union City, and Clarence Jessup, Dayton; four daughters, Mrs. Opal Swallow and Mrs. Grace Mangas, Union City; Mrs. Anola Sutton, Arcanum, and Mrs. Laura Hawkins, Anderson, Ind.; two brothers, Alva Robinson, Union City, and Frank Robinson, Lebanon, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Alice Wagner, Greenville; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. John A. Watson in charge. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be returned from the funeral home to the residence where friends may call after Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 13, 1946

Death Claims Norma Johnson; Rites Tuesday.

Norma A. Johnson, 74, passed away suddenly at her home in Lynn at 5:30 p. m. Sunday. She was a member of the Lynn Friends church.

Surviving are the husband, Grant; two daughters, Mrs. Inez Bookout, of Muncie, and Mrs. Hilda Shade, of Saginaw, Mich.; two sons, Merle of Richmond and James of Lynn; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Freeling Pierson, of Lynn; one brother, Howard Longfellow, of Richmond.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Frank Chant, with burial in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 14, 1946

Lifelong Resident Of Union City Dies Wednesday.

Lincoln Young, 81, a lifelong resident of Union City, died suddenly at 7 p. m. at the home of a son, Robert, 603 East Fourth street, Greenville, following a heart attack.

He was born in Union City on September 29, 1864, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Young, and attended the Union City schools. He had been an ice dealer for 55 years.

Surviving, besides the son, are seven other children, Leo Young, Detroit; Margaret Saunders, Detroit; Earl Young, Greenville; Franklin Young, Minneapolis; Mrs. Francis Noll, Versailles; Mrs. Raymond Wood, Jr., Winchester, and Richard Young, Piqua; one sister, Mrs. W. S. Layton, Atchison, Kansas; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. One son, James, is deceased.

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

Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 14, 1946

Mary Frazier, 91 Years Old, Dies Wednesday.

Mrs. Mary R. Frazier, 91 years old, passed away Wednesday at 4:45 p. m. at the home of a son, Don, Union City, route five.

She was born on September 24, 1854 in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel LeFevre. Her husband was the late William E. Frazier. Mrs. Frazier was that last member of her family.

Surviving, besides the son, is one sister, Mrs. Leafy Pearl Walton, who resides in South Carolina.

Final rites will be held at the Fraze funeral home Friday at 10 a. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- A post-mortem examination has determined that the death of Mrs. Merle May Marshall, 55, wife of Muncie Marshall, residing one-half mile east of Fry's Corner, was due to bronchial diphtheria. Mrs. Marshall died Saturday evening at Wayne hospital in Greenville, where she was admitted last Thursday for treatment. She had been ill only a week. Dr. W. D. Bishop, county health commissioner, reports that it is the first diphtheria case in the county since August, 1945

Private funeral services were held Monday at the Fort Jefferson cemetery, where interment was made.

Besides the husband, survivors include one son, Robert Lee Marshall, of Greenville; her mother, Mrs. Ola McKee, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Hinkle, Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Dec. 26, 1890 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Charles McKee and Ola Binkley (both born in Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- James W. McCune, 83, retired railway mail clerk, Greenville resident, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Layton, at Topeka, Kansas, after a lingering illness. He had resided in Topeka since September, 1944.

Besides the one daughter, he leaves a widow, Nora D. McClune.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 8, 1862 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas McCune and Eliza Jay (both born in PA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Funeral Services For Mrs. Rogers Will Be Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Orville Rogers, 73, of Shoals, Ind., who died Wednesday morning at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, will be held at 9 a. m. Saturday at the Methodist church in that city. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday in the Union City cemetery with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge.

Mrs. Rogers passed away following an extended illness which was caused when she suffered a broken back in a fall two years ago. She had spent several winters visiting in Union City and was well-known here.

She leaves a husband, five daughters, Mrs. Mable Chattin, Mrs. Lawrence Shockney and Mrs. Carlton Fraze, of Union City, Mrs. Frank Skiles, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Allan Ross, of Shoals; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Discharged Vet Killed; Three Others Injured As Automobiles Collide.

Dale Park, 27, of near Union City, a veteran of World War II, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 4:30 p. m. Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred one and a-half hours earlier west of the Jericho church and about four miles east of Winchester. An autopsy was performed today by Randolph County Coroner Lowell W. Painter to determine the injuries of Parks. However, details are unknown as yet.

His companion, Lawrence Whitesel, 34, Union City route 4, suffered minor cuts and bruises on his head, chest and legs.

The driver of the other car, Joseph Edward Phillipson, 20, of Ft. Wayne, also a discharged soldier, suffered back injuries and x-rays have been taken but not read. The other occupant of his car, Mrs. Betty Jean Roberts, 17, of Winchester, wife of James Elbert Roberts, suffered a fractured pelvis bone and complications. The two are cousins.

A Caesarian section was performed this morning on Mrs. Roberts, who soon would have given birth t a child. The baby did not live, but Mrs. Roberts is reported in "fairly good" condition. Condition of Mr. Phillipson was described as "good."

Parks was driving his 1934 model Chevrolet coach west on a paved road when it collided at a crossroad with the Phillipson vehicle, a 1932 Chevrolet coupe. The latter was driving north.

The couple went off the road into a pond which contained eight to ten inches of water; however, it did not overturn. Parks' car struck a post. Both automobiles were badly damaged, stated Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh.

Both couples were taken to the Randolph County hospital, where Phillipson and Mrs. Roberts are still receiving care.

Whitesel was dismissed immediately. His wife is the former Mildred Parks and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitesel of West Oak street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Parks was born on January 14, 1919, the son of Roll and Nellie Auker-Parks, and was graduated from the Union City East Side school with the class of 1937. He followed the occupation of farming and was married to Juanita Irene Harsh prior to his entry into the armed forces in July, 1942.

A member of the infantry, he was in the states for six weeks before being sent to the Hawaiian islands where he received his training. Parks participated in campaigns on Guadalcanal, was wounded on Luzon in the Philippines, and hospitalized on Leyte. He was discharged from the service on November 28, 1945.

He did odd jobs in Union City after his release and was planning to farm on the Elmer Downing farm, south of Union City on route 227 in the near future. He was a member of the South Salem Christian church.

Surviving, besides the wife and parents, east of Union City, on Greenville route 4, and three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Whitesel, Union City route 4, and Mrs. Doris Shane and Miss Joan Parks, both at home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the South Salem church with Rev. Frank Royer in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body is at the Brooks funeral home, Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Death Claims Viola Catey; Rites Friday.

Funeral services for Viola Catey, 72 years old, who passed away at a rest home in Cambridge City Wednesday were conducted at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Ola Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Buena Visa cemetery.

Mrs. Catey was the widow of the late Edgar Catey and formerly resided in Lynn.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dora E. Coffin of near Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Cousin Of Winchester Residents Killed In Plane Crash In Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Eastman and son and Miss Edith Kabel are in Blue Springs, Mo., visiting relatives and attended funeral services Tuesday for Mr. and Mrs. William H. Duff who were killed in a plane crash near San Antonio.

Mrs. Duff is a first cousin of Miss Kabel, Mrs. Forest Dwiggins and Dave Kabel of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Helen Bourquin, Lifelong City Resident, Dead.

Mrs. Helen Bourquin, 68, a lifelong resident of Winchester, died at 11 o'clock Wednesday night at her home after an illness of six years.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Thimble club.

Survivors include one daughter, Doreen, at home, and one brother, Max Romizer of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bourquin will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with burial in the Fountain Park cemetery, Rev. G. M. Payne officiating.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 15, 1946

Frances Kelly Dies Thursday In Sidney, Ohio.

Frances Elizabeth Kelly died at 1:25 a. m. today at the Wilson Memorial hospital in Sidney, Ohio. She had been ill for two and one-half years and in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

She was born in Winchester the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kelly and attended Winchester high school. She was secretary to Will Hays when he was Republican state and national chairman, and post master general and later was secretary to Senator James E. Watson. She spent most of her active business life in Washington, D. C.

Surviving are a brother, A. S. Kelly of Winchester, and a sister, Mrs. Logan Marshall of Sidney, O., with whom she had made her home for the past six months.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home and will be returned to the home of the brother, A. S. Kelly, 440 S. Meridian street, Thursday evening where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 16, 1946

Graveside Rites For Roberts Infant Sunday.

Graveside services for Claudia Jo Roberts, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Roberts of Winchester, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester, with Rev. Frank Kenyon officiating.

Surviving are the parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clear of Winchester, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Roberts, Sr., of Winchester.

Mrs. Roberts, mother of the child, who suffered a fractured pelvis bone and complications in an automobile accident near Winchester Thursday afternoon, is receiving treatment at the Randolph County hospital. Attendants reported her condition Saturday morning as "fairly good." She gave birth to her daughter by Caesarian section Friday morning. The child was born dead.

Joseph Edward Phillipson of Fort Wayne, who is receiving treatment at the hospital for back injuries suffered in that same wreck, is reported to be in "good" condition.

Funeral services for Dale Parks, 27, of Union City, who died at the hospital Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in the same automobile collision, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the South Salem church with Rev. Frank Royer in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home to the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roll Parks, east of Hillgrove, where friends may call after Sunday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 16, 1946

Emma Chalfant Dies In Muncie; Rites Saturday.

Mrs. Emma Chalfant, 70, widow of Finley Chalfant, died Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tessie Dudley, of Muncie.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dudley, Mrs. William Clevenger of Selma, Mrs. Earl James of Farmland, and Mrs. Clarence Mason, of Winchester; three sons, Shirley of Parker, Earl of Muncie, and Marvin of Parker.

The funeral was conducted at the Union church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Burial was in the Union cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 16, 1946

Death Claims Harold Rinard In Indianapolis.

Harold Rinard, former resident of Winchester, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Johnson in Indianapolis, Friday morning at 1 o'clock.

He is survived by the widow, Opal; three daughters, Mrs. Johnson of Indianapolis, and Mavis and Judith at home in Winchester; two sons, Harold of the navy and James at home. Also surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rinard of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Clem Huffman of near Winchester and one brother, Gerald.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 18, 1946

Woman Loses Life As Fire Razes Home..

The charred body of a 73-year-old Darke county, Wabash township spinster, Viola Richardson, was found Friday morning in the smoldering ruins of her home, one-half mile east of North Star, which was completely destroyed in a fire that was discovered four hours earlier. Cause of the blaze has not been determined.

Near Miss Richardson's body, which was found by Deputy Sheriff E. R. Pequignot, were the charred remains of her two pet dogs.

The fire in the farm dwelling, a story and one-half structure built of logs, was discovered at 5 a. m. by a neighbor, who in a telephone report to the sheriff's office said that roaring flames prevented all attempts to rescue the trapped woman.

Sheriff Evert Snyder and Deputy Pequignot rushed to the scene but their search was delayed for over three hours while members of the Osgood fire department kept several lines of water in constant play on the smoldering ruins.

The woman's badly burned body was found lying against the remnants of a wall in what is thought to have been the dining room of the house. It is believed that she was overcome by smoke while frantically trying to escape from the blazing building.

Miss Richardson was born on the farm where death occurred and had lived alone there for several years. Her parents were the late Thomas and Elizabeth Poe-Richardson.

Her only immediate survivors are a sister, Mrs. Selinda Friend, who resided three miles northeast of North Star, and a brother, W. Lawrence Richardson of Rossburg.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral hoe in Greenville where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Tuesday. Rev. W. R. Boehinger, of Eaton, Ohio, will officiate. Burial will be in the Holsapple cemetery, near North Star

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Rhoda Viola Richardson was born Sept. 7, 1870 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Thomas Richardson (b. Darke Co.) and Elizabeth Poe (b. Montgomery Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 18, 1946

Retired Farmer Passes Away; Rites Tuesday.

Final rites for W. T. R. (Bud) Fox, 82, a retired farmer, who died Saturday at 5 p. m. at his residence, one and a-half miles south of Hillgrove, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Hillgrove Federated church with Rev. H. G. Perry in charge. Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery. The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

Mr. Fox passed away following a stroke he suffered on February 5.

He was born in Greenville township on October 13, 1863, the son of George Washington and Susan Flatter-Fox, and attended the old No. 9 school in Washington township and a school in Hillgrove. Mr. Fox was married to Alice Blizzard in Washington township on December 30, 1885. A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was a member of the the Hillgrove Federated church.

Surviving, besides the wife, are one son, Cornell Fox, south of Hillgrove; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. John Russ, Union City. One daughter, Mrs. Leslie Miller; one sister, Mrs. Florence Wolf, and one brother, John Fox, are deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 18, 1946

Death Claims Myron Wright; Rites Monday.

Myron J. Wright, 46, of near Springport, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Henry County hospital. He formerly resided in Farmland.

Surviving are the widow, Lucille; three children, Mary Jane, Meredith Ann and Mack, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lillian Wright of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Townsend of Farmland and Mrs. Paul Williams of Richmond, and one brother, Perry of Ft. Wayne.

Funeral services for Mr. Wright were held at 11 a. m. Monday at the Buena Vista church with Rev. Paul Todd assisted by Orville Rees officiating. Interment was in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

North Star --- Fred Brand, 83, a well known Darke county farmer, died Friday at his farm home, two and one-half miles northeast of North Star, after an illness of more than two years duration.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie; two sons, Edward, of Rossburg, route one, and Ted, of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Adrian Henry, of North Star; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Henry and Charles Brand, both of Greenville, route two.

Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran church, near North Star, Monday afternoon. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, east of Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Frederick C. Brand was born April 1, 1862 in Germany, the son of Simon Brand (b. Germany) and ______.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 18, 1946

Brother Of County Residents Is Dead.

Joseph M. James, 89, a brother of Bud James of Farmland, and Sherman James of Ridgeville, died at 8 a. m. Friday at his home four miles northwest of Albany after an illness of three years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the home by Rev. C. C. Wishmier and Rev. Thurman Mott. Burial will be in the Black cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 19, 1946

Father Of U. C. Residents Dies; Rites Wednesday.

James M. McClurg, 72, retired farmer and lifelong Darke county resident, died at 5 p. m. Sunday at his residence, 323 Morrow street, Greenville, following an extended illness.

McClurg spent the major part of his life on a farm on Greenville, route five, near the county children's home, moving to Greenville after his retirement six years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Cora; five sons, Roy, of Union City; Ralph, of Greenville route five, and John, Russell and Walter, all of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Harshbarger, Union City, and Mrs. Dorothy Cornell and Mrs. Marjorie Martin, both of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, and a brother, Warren B. McClurg, of Rossburg.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Mennonite Brethren in Christ church with Rev. Lester Snider officiating. Burial will be at Brock.

Friends may call at the McClurg residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 19, 1946

Keller Services Conducted Today.

Funeral rites for Charles (Ferd) Keller, 65-year-old gardener, whose death occurred Saturday at his residence in Greenville, were held this afternoon in that city. Burial was in the Abbottsville cemetery. He had been in declining health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; two sons, Ray and James, both of Dayton; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Martha Bobier, of Union City, and three brothers, James of Benton Harbor, Michigan; Eliza of Greenville, and James, of Eaton.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Charles F. Keller was born in Darke Co., OH, the son of Albert Keller and Nancy Heller, age 65-11-17.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 19, 1946

Graveside Services For 10 Year Old Boy; Accident Victim.

Funeral services for Richard Powers, age 10, of Elkhart, Ind., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Powers, West Hickory street, Union City, who died from injuries sustained when hit by a car in that city at 5:30 p. m. Sunday, will be held Wednesday morning at Elkhart. Graveside services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Lisbon cemetery, north of Union City, with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Brooks and Sons funeral home has charge of the burial arrangements.

Richard and his brother, Tommy, age 6, were struck while crossing a street after alighting from a bus. The condition of the latter is reported to be favorable.

Their father, the late Robert Powers, was killed three years ago in a plane crash while serving as a member of the armed forces. The mother survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 20, 1946

Marie Vermillion Dies Following Extended Illness.

Mrs. Marie Vermillion, 60, a resident of the Union City community most of her life, passed away at her residence, 119 Sycamore street, Tuesday afternoon following a seven-month illness from complications.

Mrs. Vermillion was born on November 3, 1885 in Hillgrove, the daughter of John and Mary Niswonger-Fry, and attended the school in Hillgrove. She was married to the late Chester Vermillion in Union City in 1910. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1944.

She was a member of the United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Hart, Birmingham, Mich.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Cook, Union City and Mrs. Frank Eyer, Hillgrove, and one brother, John Fry, Union City.

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

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p. m. Friday at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 22, 1946

Darke County Death.

Mrs. Matilda M. Bass, 71, wife of Rev. Edward Bass, pastor of Wesleyan M. E. church at Long, died Sunday morning at her home in the neighboring town after an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Romainne Kennedy, of Cutler, Ohio, and Mrs. Marie Stevens, at home; one son Ira Bass, of Dayton, and ten grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at the Wesleyan M. M. church with burial in the Clemens cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 22, 1946

Mary Stiver Passes Away At Residence.

Mrs. Mary Ross-Stiver, 47, wife of Jesse F. Stiver, was claimed by death Wednesday afternoon at her residence, 819 West Hickory street, Union City, following an illness from pneumonia.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she was born on September 16, 1898, the daughter of Charles and Lillie Snyder-Ross, and attended the West Side high school. She was married to Mr. Stiver in Anderson on June 19, 1934, and attended the Methodist church.

She leaves, besides the husband, six children, Vea Mae Keafauver, Philadelphia, and Charles Leslie, Raymond Ross, Jan Edward and Secile Ann and Cecil Austin Stiver, twins, all at home; four brothers, Fred Ross, formerly of Union City; Robert Ross, Monticello, Ind.; James Ross, Flint, Mich., and Dr. Paul Ross, Munster, Ind., and one sister Mrs. Pearson Helen Dhierolf, Philadelphia.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 23, 1946.

M. J. Vaughan Dies At Home In Union City.

Mrs. Margaret Jane Vaughan, died at 2:30 o’clock this morning at her residence, 309 1-2 W. Oak street, Union City after an illness of two weeks.

She was born in Darke county, July 4, 1873 and attended school at Webster, Ohio and Stoner school on the Wenrick Pike. She was married in Greenville in 1936.

Mrs. Vaughan was a member of the Pocahontas Lodge, the ladies of The Golden Eagle and the United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Anna Eiseman of Indianapolis; Mrs. Ralph Jones of Greenville; Mrs. Claudine Hancock and Mrs. Garnet Downing of Union City; six grandchildren,; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Erienwine and Mrs. Rose Crawford of Dayton, and one brother, William Harless of Union City.

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

[Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 23, 1946.

Funeral Services Held For Native Of Union City.

Martin A. Ryan, 71 years old, a well known native of Union City, Ind., and manager of the Richmond Western Union office for 27 years, died suddenly Wednesday evening at his home in Los Angeles.

Mr. Ryan, who served the Richmond office from 1913 to 1939 had been a resident of California since his retirement. He had made several trips to Richmond after going to California for permanent residence and last was there in the fall of 1945.

He was born in Union City, Ind., Aug. 9, 1874, and received his education in the St. Marys parochial school of this city. He learned telegraphy at Union City and held his first position with Western Union as a Morse code operator at Urbana, Ohio, in 1897. He was transferred to the main traffic office at Indianapolis in 1900 and five years later was transferred to Frankfort where he served as manager. In May 1906 he went to the Urbana office as manager and came to Richmond, Oct 3, 1912, to take up his duties as manager of that office.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Powers Ryan; one daughter, Miss. Margaret Ryan; two sons, Frank M. and Edward J. Ryan, all of Los Angeles, and one sister, Mary Ryan, of Indianapolis.

While a resident of Richmond, he was a member of the St. Mary Catholic church, the Richmond council Knights of Columbus, the Rotary club, and the Association of Western Union Employees.

Funeral services for Mr. Ryan were held in Los Angeles Friday morning. Interment was there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 23, 1946.

Lifelong County Resident Dies Near Farmland.

Everett E. Huffer, 66, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at his home two miles northeast of Farmland at 6 p. m. Thursday.

He leaves the wife, Mary; two sons, Forrest and Martin, both of Muncie; and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Bentz of Albany.

Funeral services for Mr. Huffer will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Farmland Friends church with Rev. F. J. Long and Rev. Francis Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 23, 1946.

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Clara E. Besecker, 71, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harold Wetzel, Greenville, from the effects of a paralytic stroke she had suffered Wednesday.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Clarence Rhoades, of Ansonia, route one; a son, Walter, of Verona; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Eberwine, Greenville.

Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Church of the Brethren with Rev. G. L. Wine officiating. Burial will be in the Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Aug. 21, 1874 in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of Jacob Fuls and Mahala Boomershine (both b. Montgomery Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 25, 1946.

Last Rites For Victim Of Saw To Be On Tuesday.

Funeral services for Albert Emery, 19-year-old son if Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Emery of Modoc, who died at the Randolph county hospital at 3:25 o'clock Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained when he fell against the saw of a portable sawmill which was being used to cut lumber to rebuild the family home, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Huntsville Methodist church, of which he was a member, with Rev. C. J. Kerlin and Rev. Hubert Clevenger officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc where friends may call.

Young Every was a student at the Huntsville high school. His leg was almost severed at the hip in the accident, which occurred shortly before noon, as he was helping to carry lumber for the saw. Presumably a knot in the log caused the accident. The family came from Jay county about four years ago. Several months ago their house was razed by fire and the family had been living in the basement, the lumber being ripped for a new house.

Surviving in addition to the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Gay Primmer of Portland, Beatrice and Mary Emery, at home, and two brothers, Darwin and Waldon, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 25, 1946.

Muncie Train Wreck Is Fatal To Ridgeville Woman, Portland Man.

Two persons are dead and two are recovering from injuries received at 10:10 o'clock Saturday night when their automobile was struck at the South Walnut street crossing in Muncie by a New York Central freight train.

The dead: Mrs. Jeweldean Starbuck, 22, of Ridgeville, and Edward L. Farber, 23, of 635 West Third street. Portland.

The injured: Lloyd G. Snyder, 23, 523 North Elm street, Winchester, driver of the car, who was released from Ball hospital in Muncie after receiving treatment for minor injuries, and Miss Maxine Schlechty, 19, sister of Mrs. Starbuck, of Ridgeville, who remains in Ball hospital where her condition is described as "fair."

Witnesses said the car was being driven north on Walnut street in Muncie at a speed of about 30 miles an hour and failed to heed the crossing watchman's signals as the westbound manifest freight train approached the crossing at about 35 miles per hour.

Arthur Andrew Vorhees, watchman of 419 West Ninth street, Muncie, said he waved his lantern frantically, blew his whistle, and shouted in an attempt to warn the driver.

The two-door coach was struck slightly in front of the right rear wheel and was pitched more that fifty feet, breaking off a boulevard post before it came to rest across the sidewalk.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Starbuck, 23, whose home is two miles northwest of Saratoga, second victim of the smash, have not been completed pending word from her soldier-husband, Edgar Starbuck, stationed in the Pacific theater. The news of the death of his wife was cabled to him Saturday night.

She was born August 3, 1923, to James H. and Gladys Van Skyock Schlechty in Randolph county, and in February, 1941, was married to Edgar Starbuck.

Surviving besides the husband and the parents, are one daughter, Sharon Delight; one sister, Miss Maxine Schlechty, who was injured in the collision; two brothers, Joseph and Vivian, of near Saratoga; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Skyok of near Portland, and the grandmother, Mrs. Sara May of Muncie.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home in Portland and was removed to the home near Saratoga this afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. Farber, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Williamson funeral chapel in Portland. Rev. J. H. Nall will officiate and burial will follow in Little Salamonia cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Farber, 635 West Third street, Portland, where friends may call.

Farber was born in Aurora, Ind., November 28, 1921, the son of Mrs. Daisy Rains, deceased, and Clarence Farber. He was given a medical discharge from the army at Camp Cooke, Cal., in October, 1943, and was married on February 2, 1946, to former Naida Fenton. He was employed at the Sheller Manufacturing corporation in Portland and was a member of the American Legion.

According to Coroner Gallen Stephens, who investigated the accident, death was instantaneous and was due to internal chest and head injuries.

Surviving are the wife, Naida; the father, Clarence; the step-mother; one brother, C. O. Farber of Fort Wayne; three half-brothers, George Farber of Georgia, Thomas Farber of Bluff Point, and Jackie, at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Farber.

[Funeral services for Mrs. Jeweldean Starbuck were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Saratoga U. B. church, with Rev. R. O. Marsh officiating assisted by Rev. Ralph Yaney. Burial was made in the Saratoga cemetery.].

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 25, 1946.

Death Claims Bessie Mumper; Rites In Ohio.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Sharp Mumper, who died Saturday night at her home, one-half mile west of Saratoga, will be held at 2 o'clock (eastern time) Tuesday afternoon at the United Brethren church in Arcanum, Ohio, with Rev. Clyde Jones officiating. Interment will be in Potsdam, Ohio.

Mrs. Mumper had been a resident of the Saratoga community for the past two years, having resided most of her life in Ohio.

Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Dyke of Dayton, O.; three sons, Delfer Sharp of Greenville, Ohio, and Donald and Donovan, both of Arcanum, Ohio; two step-sons, Kenneth Mumper of Tiffin, Ohio, and Ervin Mumper of Winchester, and five grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence one-half mile west of Saratoga today where friends may call until 11 a. m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the United Brethren church in Arcanum to lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 26, 1946.

Miles Funeral is Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services for Charles F. Miles, 48, who died at his home southeast of Lynn at 8 p. m. Sunday, will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Nazarene church in Richmond. Burial will be in the Eaton, Ohio, cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the home of a half-brother, Fred Dennison of near Lynn, where friends may call. The body will lie in state two hour before the services at the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 27, 1946.

Lynn Officer Is Officially Dead, Washington Says.

Mrs. Naomi J. Riddle, of Lynn, has received word from the adjutant general of the United States, confirming that her husband, Lt. Lloyd R. Riddle, had been officially declared dead. Part of the letter she received is as follows:

"Since your husband, Second Lieutenant Lloyd R. Riddle, 0698228, air corps, was reported missing in action 10 February 1945, the war department has entertained the hope that he survived and that information would be revealed dispelling the uncertainty surrounding his absence. However, as in many cases, the conditions of warfare deny us such information.

The record concerning your husband shows that he was a crew member aboard a B-29 (Superfortress) bomber which, on 10 February, 1945, departed from its base on Tinian island, Marianas islands group, to participate in a heavy bombardment mission to the Nakajima aircraft factory at Ota, located approximately fifty miles east of Tokyo, Japan.

While returning to its base, your husband's aircraft was last contacted by radio while it was about twenty minutes from base at which time they reported that it was "OK." When the bomber failed to return, an extensive air search was instigated and it failed to uncover any trace of your husband or his aircraft."

Lt. Riddle was a graduate of the Lynn high school. Mrs. Riddle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Shook of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 28, 1946.

Retired Farmer Dies Wednesday Near Union City.

Andrew P. Linn, 80, a retired farmer, died at 11 p. m. Wednesday at his residence in Jackson township, [Randolph County] near Union City, following an extended illness from complications.

Mr. Linn was born on September 30, 1865 in Greenfield, Ohio, the son of William S. and Mary Swisher-Linn. He came to the Union City community at an early age and attended the Union City and Jackson township schools.

He leaves his wife, Mary E. Rickert-Linn; one son, Charles Linn, near Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Glen [Carrie] Hindsley, also Union City, and Mrs. Ara [Helen A.] Huber, Saratoga; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna B. Poorman, Grove City, Ohio.

The body will be removed from a funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after Friday noon.

Final rites will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the residence with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment will be in Lisbon cemetery.

[Question - Greenfield or Greenville?]

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