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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 1, 1946.

Samuel Hardesty Dies Thursday At Home Near Lynn.

Samuel Pearl Hardesty, 52 years old, died Thursday evening at his home one and one-half miles north of Lynn. He was a prominent Randolph county farmer and had been ill for a year.

Survivors are the widow, Chelcia; the father, Bert Hardesty of near Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Johnson, Roann, Indiana, Mrs. Ralph Pyle, Richmond, and Mrs. John Davis, Hollansburg, Ohio; three grandchildren; five nephews and one niece.

Funeral services for Mr. Hardesty will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Lynn Nazarene church,of which he was a member, with Rev. L. E. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the residence near Lynn after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 2, 1946.

Funeral Service For Train Victim To Be Monday.

Funeral services for Fremont Miller, 56, who was killed late Friday morning when his 1937 Ford car was struck by a New York Central passenger train at the crossing at Elroy, will be held at the Union City Nazarene church at 2 p. m.. Monday with Rev. John Wasson of Union City and Rev. Elvin Thornburg of Winchester officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed from the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, Ohio, the the residence, 927 West Division street, Union City, where friends may call after noon Sunday.

Following an inquest Friday afternoon Darke county coroner, Dr. A. F. Sarver, announced the death of Mr. Miller due to a skull fracture.

Witnesses to the accident state that Miller had stopped his car at the grade crossing for an eastbound freight train and that he pulled onto the tracks directly in front of the west-bound express, evidently completely unaware of its approach. The impact carried the auto over 50 feet down the tracks and Miller's body was hurled from the machine onto the railroad's siding.

Mr. Miller was born on July 20, 1889, in Spencerville, O., the son of David and Mariah (Rhoades) Miller. He was employed at the Union City Body company, and was a member of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are his wife, Lora Mable; one brother, Isaac of Waynesville, O.; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie Shepard of Lexington, Ind., Mrs. Blanche Kern of Rockford, O., Mrs. Danna Starkey of Spencerville, and Mrs. Belle Keiffer, Mrs. Patricia Schoore, Mrs. Bernice Thomas, all of Lima, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 4, 1946.

Body Company Watchman Dies Sunday Night.

Curtis Augustus Coby, 67, a watchman at the Union City Body company for the past two years and former city policeman on the West Side, passed away suddenly at 9:15 p. m. Sunday at the city hospital following an extended illness from heart trouble which was preceded by pneumonia. His late residence was on North Howard street.

Mr. Coby was born in Jay county, Ind., on May 20, 1878, the son of Levi and Elizabeth Imel-Coby, and attended the school near his home. He was active as a horseman at an early age and had lived in Union City all his life, with the exception of five years which were spent in Norwood, Ohio.

He leaves one son, Glen C. Coby, Union City, two brothers, Samuel Coby, of Hillgrove, and Nathanial Coby, Dayton, and six grandchildren. His wife, one sister and a brother preceded him in death.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 4, 1946.

Funeral Services Held For Native Of Randolph County.

Mrs. Laura A. Peden, 79, of East Race street, Portland, died at 9:15 Friday night at the home of a son, Raymond, of east of Portland, following an extended illness. Her condition had been critical for the past four weeks.

The deceased was born in Randolph county on October 2, 1866, the daughter of George and Emily (Walker) Sutton. On March 6, 1884, she was married to Jonathan T. Peden who died October 9, 1939.

She is survived by the following children: Delbert at home, Raymond, at whose home she died, Glen of Martin and Mrs. Leona Teeters of Sidney, Ohio. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Sharp, of Union City, Ohio. Three daughters, two sons, a brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Gospel Tabernacle, with Rev. Charles Fisher, assisted by Rev. H. R. Ferner, officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery at Ft. Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 4, 1946.

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Verne L. Rhoads, 53, Greenville, died Friday at Wayne hospital there where he had been admitted Thursday night for observation and treatment.

He leaves a wife, Ruth Koons-Rhoads, of Bloomville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Iva Harlson, of Tiffin, Ohio, and a brother, Hershel, of Bloomville.

Services were held in Greenville Sunday, and burial was near Trotwood, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 4, 1946.

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Ralph P. (Davey) Ford, 45, died Saturday at his residence in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack. Employed as a telegrapher by the Western Union company there for many years. Ford later operated the Oak pool room in that city. He sold that business over a year ago.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; one son, Sgt. Robert H. Ford, now at Oliver General hospital in Augusta, Ga.; his father, E. T. Ford, of Redkey, Ind., and three half-brothers.

Services were conducted in Greenville Monday afternoon, and interment was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Ralph Powell Ford was the son of E. F. Ford and Cora Powell.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 5, 1946.

Death Claims Joshua Mason; Rites Tuesday.

Joshua F. (Doc) Mason, 91, died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his son, Charles E. Mason, southeast of Farmland.

Funeral services for Mr. Mason were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Christian Church at Mt. Summit with Rev. E. L. Stamper officiating. Interment was at Mt. Summit cemetery.

He formerly was a prominent Delaware county livestock dealer. Mr. Mason was born in West Virginia and came to Indiana at the age of 21, He resided near Selma, where he married Mary F. Hitchcock, who died in 1931. In 1906 he moved to Mt. Summit and resided there until 1940.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Shively of Mt. Summit, and Mrs. George Rosen of New York City; four sons, C. I. Mason of Winchester, route one, Charles Mason of near Farmland, H. R. Mason of Indianapolis, and John Mason of Detroit, Mich.; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 5, 1946.

Parker Woman's Sister Dies; Services Today.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Della M. Smithson, 75, widow of S. V. Smithson, who died at the family residence five mies north of Selma Saturday morning after a long illness, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Union Church south of Windsor with Rev. Harvey Thornburg of Farmland in charge. Burial was in Union cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Laura Terrel of Parker, and Mrs. Iva Thornburg of Arizona, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 5, 1946.

Leona Cheesman Succumbs At 64; Funeral Tuesday.

Last rites for Mrs. Cheesman, who passed away Sunday morning at the family home south of the Lincoln school, were conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the new Dunkirk Friends church, the Rev. Ancil Grubbs and the Rev. Nova Durbin officiating. Burial was in the Maxwell cemetery.

Besides the husband she is survived by three brothers, Charles Lahey of Louisiana, Henry Lahey of Wayne county, and Harold Lahey of Lima, O.

Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 6, 1946.

Last Rites For Lambert Parker To Be Thursday.

Funeral services for Lambert Parker, 72 years old, who died at his home at 560 North East street Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral chapel with Rev. Aaron Napier in charge. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Parker had been in failing health for the last five years and seriously ill for the last two years. He was born in Randolph county December 16, 1873 the son of Thomas and Ellen (Miller) Parker. He was a retired blacksmith and at one time was employed by the Citizens Heat, Light and Power company.

Surviving are the wife, Lula M.; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Runkle of Piqua, O.; two sons, Inzie and Onie, both of Winchester; one step-son, Leo S. Wolfe of Anna, O.; and a brother, William E. of Parker. A son, Ancil, was killed in action in Germany in November of 1944.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker funeral home at any time.

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

Burial Planned Here For Charles Strait.

The body of Charles F. Strait, age 65, who died Saturday evening at his residence in Miami, Fla. following a heart attack is being shipped to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where it will arrive Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Burial is planned in Union City.

Mr. Strait was a native of Jackson, Ohio township. He attended the East Side school before moving to Greenville at the age of 17. He later resided in Dayton and then Niles, Mich., for 30 years.

Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. C. M. Boers, who resides in Whittier, California and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Eickelberger of Union City and Mrs. Golda Scott of Columbus, Ohio.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Byler of Columbus, Ohio in charge. Interment was made in the Teegarden cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Ida May Drew, 68, widow of the late Elmer Drew, died Monday at her residence in Arcanum following four years of failing health.

Immediate survivors include two sons, Deo and Harry Drew, both of Arcanum, rural route; three daughters, Dorthy Davis of Rosemead, California; Mrs. Thelma Beery, of North Manchester, Ind., and Mrs. Rosa Henninger, Arcanum, rural route; 12 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Bristley, of Arcanum.

Services were held Wednesday at Arcanum, and interment was in Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Final Rites Held This Afternoon.

Final rites were conducted this afternoon at Versailles for Mrs. Maud Hole, 45, who died Monday at her residence in that town after being bedfast for the past nine weeks. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

Her husband, Joseph Hole, operates a trucking business at Versailles.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Helen and Roberta, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lyme, of Bradford; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Durr, of Bradford, and Mrs. Charles Mikesell, of near Greenville, and a brother, Orville Lyme, of Union City.

[Maud Mae Hole was the daughter of Samuel Lyme and Edith Wolf.]

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

Darke County Death.

Yorkshire --- Funeral services for Elihu Key, 83, of Yorkshire, whose death occurred Tuesday at a rest home in Dayton, were held Thursday at the Hough funeral home in Versailles. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Florabelle; nine children; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Final rites were held Friday afternoon in Greenville for Mrs. Sarah M. Smith, 55, who died Tuesday at her residence in that city after a lingering illness. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Immediate survivors include her husband, George Smith; two daughters and three grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death.

Rose Hill --- Mrs. Myrtle Nischwitz, 56, wife of Calvin Nischwitz, of Rose Hill, died Wednesday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville after a one-week illness from heart trouble.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Leonard Burk, of Cambridge City, Ind.;one grandchild; a brother, Arthur Walls, of Portland, and one sister, Mrs. George O'Brien.

Private funeral services were held in Ansonia this afternoon, with interment being in the Fort Recovery cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 9, 1946

Raymond Bussear Dies At Home In Parker Today.

Raymond L. Bussear, 39, passed away at his home in Parker at 7 a. m. Friday morning following a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Miriam; two children, Philip, age 7, and Billy, age 4, both at home; the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bussear of Lynn; two brothers, Lanson and Charles, both of Hagerstown; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Kelley of Winchester, Mrs. Wunita Thorntown of Lynn, Mrs. Naomi Bone of Winchester, and Maxine, at home.

Funeral services for Mr. Bussear will be conducted at the Parker Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. E. S. Landrey officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

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

Former Resident Of Union City Dies; Services Tuesday.

Mrs. Emma Landis, 77, a former resident of Union City, died at 4 p. m. Sunday at her residence in Richmond following an extended illness from complications.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Jackson of Union City, and was prominent in social activities here and in Richmond. Mrs. Landis was a member of the Christian church in Richmond.

The last of five children, she leaves two sons, Ralph and Virgil Landis Richmond, and two grandsons. She was the wife of the late Harry Landis of Richmond, and sister of the late Fred C. Jackson, Union City.

Final rites will be conducted at the Doans funeral home at 11th and Main streets, Richmond at 2:30 p. m. (CST) Tuesday. Interment will be in White River cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Darke County Death.

Dawn --- Samuel D. Stephens, 87-year-old retired farmer, died Friday at his residence, one-fourth mile south of Dawn, following a one-year illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lucy; two daughters, Mrs. George Byrd, Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Pearl Coffield, of Dayton; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-sons, and five step-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at Dawn and burial was in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 12, 1946

Union City Resident 50 Years Ago Dies At Warren, Ohio

William T. Carroll, 88, a resident of Union City over 50 years ago, died Monday afternoon at his residence in Warren, Ohio, from complications.

A native of Darke county, he was born east of Greenville, and later spent many years in Union City before moving to Van Wert, Ohio. He had lived in Warren for the past 20 years.

Surviving are his widow, Marie; three sons, Pat, of Cleveland, and William and John, of Warren, and one daughter, Mrs. Lilly Bryson, Warren. He was a brother of the late John Carroll of Union City, who operated a second-hand store on East Oak street.

The body is being shipped to the Brooks and Sons funeral home here where tentative plans have been made to conduct the services for Mr. Carroll at 9 a. m. Thursday with Father Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys cemetery, north of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. Wednesday.

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

Two Winchester Boys Are Killed At Redkey.

Boys Enroute Home After Visit At Dunkirk; Auto Struck By Train.

Two McKinley high school students were killed in a train-automobile crash at Redkey this morning at 12:30 o'clock.

They were: Merrill Girton, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Girton, of three miles east of Winchester. Byron (Pat) Dwiggins, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Dwiggins, one mile south of Winchester.

The tragedy occurred when the 1930 Ford coupe, owned and operated by Girton, was struck by a westbound Pennsylvania train at the Main street crossing in Redkey. There were no witnesses other than the trainmen and they had not been questioned at press time as the train had left the scene of the accident by the time Jay county investigating officers arrived.

The two boys, both member of the McKinley basketball team, had spent the evening in Dunkirk, it was reported here, and presumably were enroute home when the car in which they were riding was struck. They were going south.

Dr. Frederich Streibe, acting Jay county coroner, who investigated with State Patrolman Earl Warnock, said the bodies of the boys were thrown from the car for a distance of 30 feet on the north side of the track. The train, they said, was going between 35 and 40 miles an hour. The automobile was demolished.

Coroner Streibe said that Girton had died five minutes after the crash, suffering a crushed chest, fracture of both legs and facial lacerations. Dwiggins' death was instantaneous, his head being crushed, and his left knee and right ankle being torn off.

Both bodies were taken to the Baird funeral home in Portland and later this morning removed to mortuaries in Winchester. The body of the Girton boy is at the Maynard and Walker funeral home, while the Dwiggins body is at Fraze's.

Byron P. (Pat0 Dwiggins was a senior at McKinley. Surviving other than the parents, are four sisters, Rosalyn at home, Mrs. Virginia Ross and Mrs. Thelma Eastman of Winchester and Mrs. Georgellen Sutton of Richmond; four brothers, Joseph, Donald and Robert of Winchester, and Myron, a twin, at home.

The body will be removed from the Fraze mortuary Thursday morning to the Dwiggins residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Winchester Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Immediate disposition of the body or funeral arrangements for Merrill Girton had not been made early this afternoon.

Surviving other than the parents, are three brothers, Elvin, Kenneth and Keith, and four sisters, Alberta, Marjorie Lee, Betty and Janet, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem P. Girton of Winchester, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Grow of Saratoga.

The boy, a junior at McKinley for the last seven months had worked after school at the D-X gas station at the corner of North Main and East North streets, Winchester.

[Last rites for Merrill Girton were held Friday afternoon at the White River church in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.]

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

Sarah I. May, County Native, Dies In Muncie.

Mrs. Sarah Isabelle May, 89, native and long time resident of Randolph county, died late Tuesday afternoon at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Marion Cunnington, 528 South Mound street, Muncie.

She was born and reared near Saratoga but had made her home in Muncie since last October.

Surviving besides the granddaughter, are a daughter, Mrs. Rena Van Skyock of near Union City; one step-daughter, Mrs. Doris Grady of Redkey; two sons, James H. Schlecty of Saratoga, and John W. Schlecty of near Saratoga; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. May will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Reform church in New Pitsburg. Interment will be in the Weimer cemetery near Saratoga.

The body will be removed from the Parson mortuary to the home of Mrs. Cunnington where friends may call after 7 p. m. tonight. Thursday the body will be taken to the home of Mrs. May, four miles south of Saratoga, where friends may call after noon.

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

Alice Capon Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Alice (Mills) Capon, 28 years old, died at 1:20 a. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, Herman, she is survived by the father, Oliver Mills of Winchester; and six sisters, Mrs. William White of near Winchester, Mrs. Donald Norton of Lynn, Mrs. Betty Stocksdale and Mrs. Marvin Runkle, both of Winchester, and Josephine and Phyllis Ann, at home.

The body was removed to the Sumners funeral home for burial preparations and where it will remain until the hour of the services at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Raymond Harris, officiating. Interment will be in Maxville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Miss Mary Ann (Molly) Rudy, 87, died Sunday at the Darke county infirmary after an extended illness

Nephews and nieces are the only surviving relatives.

Services were held in Greenville Tuesday. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 17, 1858 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Isaac Rudy (b. Lancaster Co., PA) and Mary Ann Creager (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Darke County Death.

Nashville --- Benjamin Franklin Stump, 78, a retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at the home of a son, Chester, one mile west of Nashville. He had been in failing health for several months.

Surviving are one other son, Lloyd, who serves with the army in Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Lecklider and Mrs. Mamie Hill, both of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, and four sisters.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Sept. 20, 1867 in Preble Co., OH, the son of George Stump and Lavina Petry (both b. in Preble Co., OH). Two brothers were Tom Stump of Greenville, Ohio and George Stump of Eaton, Ohio. Four sisters, Mrs. Frank Crumrine, Dayton, O., Susie Richards, Hollansburg, O., Clevie Hollinger, Hollansburg, O., and Mrs. James Petry, Lynn, IN.]

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

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Miss Zendora Long, 87, died Sunday at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora Long, in New Madison after over a year's illness from complications.

The sister-in-law is the only surviving relative.

Services were held Wednesday in New Madison, and interment was in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 21, 1858 in Mt. Health, OH, the daughter of James Long (b. in Ireland) and Nancy Jessup (b. New Jersey).]

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

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- [George] Earnest Porter, 52, a well known Twin township farmer, died Tuesday at his residence, two and one-half miles south of Arcanum, following a six-months illness from complications.

He leaves a wife, Susie; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Barton, of Spring Valley, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen Runkle, at home, and two grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Burial was in Mote cemetery.

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

Emma Pierson Dies Friday At Home In Lynn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma C. Pierson, 76 years old, who died at her home in Lynn shortly after noon Friday, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Lynn Friends church. Rev. Wilbur Thorne, assisted by Rev. Franklin Champ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Mrs. Pierson had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are the husband, Leonard; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Lane of Muncie; two sons, Clell Oler of Muncie and Byron Pierson of Lynn; four brothers, Oliver Scantland of Fountain City, Frank Scantland of Anderson, Harry Scantland of Lewisville, Ark., and Edgar Scantland of Memphis, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence in Lynn after 6 p. m. today.

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

76-Year-Old Woman Fatally Injured In Auto Crash Saturday.

An auto collision late Saturday morning resulted in fatal injuries to Mrs. Susan Ann Rhoades, 76, northeast of Cosmos, near Union City. She died at the Union City hospital at 2:10 p. m. Saturday. Her injuries included a possible fractured skull, brain hemorrhage and a deep laceration in her right temporal region. She also suffered severe shock.

A 1938 Chevrolet sedan owned and driven by her son, Rollie, also northeast of Cosmos, collided at a crossroad five miles north on State Line road with a 1937 Buick sedan owned and operated by Ed Welbourn, north of Union City.

The Rhoades car, in addition to the accident victim, was also occupied by another son, John. Minor bruises were the only injuries sustained by the other persons involved in the accident.

The autos were damaged in excess of $1,000, according to reports.

The Rhoades car was being driven west and the Welbourn vehicle south. Evidently neither driver was aware of an approaching vehicle. There are no obstructions at the crossroad, it was stated.

The impact of the collision forced both cars into a side ditch, and Mrs. Rhoades, who was sitting alone in the back seat, was reported to have struck her head against a right frame post of the auto.

Everett Snyder, Darke county sheriff, investigated.

Mrs. Rhoades was admitted to the hospital at 10:30 a. m. and received the care of a Union City physician. Death occurred three hours and 40 minutes later.

Mrs. Rhoades was born on January 2, 1870 in Darke county, the daughter of Henry and Anna Wise-Smith, and attended the school near her home. She was married to Samuel Rhoades, who preceded her in death about 10 years ago. Mrs. Rhoades was a lifelong resident of the Union City community.

Among the survivors are the two sons, Rollie and John Rhoades, both at home, and one other son, Marlie Rhoades, of near Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ruth of Ansonia route one.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the Raper Chapel, Cosmos, with Rev. B. G. Boyd of Piqua, officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body is at the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call.

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

Father Of Union City Resident Dies Today.

William Harvey Shrack, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio, died at 12:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Lloyd, 704 North Union street, Union City, after a three week illness from a complication of diseases.

Surviving besides the son, are one other son, John, of Oregonia, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Bailey, Wilmington, and 12 grandchildren.

The body has been removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to Port William, Ohio, where final rites will be held Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Port William cemetery.

March 26 Obituary --- William Harvey Shrack, known to all who knew him as Harvey Shrack, was born on a farm near Port William, Ohio, September 29, 1859 and passed over the great divide March 18, 1946, at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 18 days, at the home of his son Lloyd in Union City, Indiana, who with his wife and son Robert and brother John did all that loving hands could do till he fell asleep.

His parents were John and Lucinda (Fields) Shrack. He spent his entire life in and near that community in which he was born. In September of 1883 he was united in marriage to Rosa B. Jenkins, and to that union were born three children, Lloyd A. of Union City, Indiana, John S. of Oregonia, and Lucy (Shrack) Bailey, who passed away in February of 1945. He is also survived by one brother, J. H. Shrack of near Cuba, Ohio, and one half-brother, Frank Shrack of Blanchester, Ohio, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren.

After the death of his wife, several years ago, he lived with his children who welcomed him with all tenderness and affection during his declining years giving every though to his welfare and comfort.

He loved to mingle with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and obtained a great deal of pleasure playing with them and watching their childish sports.

Harvey Shrack was a good man, a Christian gentleman, and lived a clean exemplary life. He was friendly to all and loved and respected by all who knew him. When a young man he joined the North Fairview Baptist Church near Port William and later in life had his membership transferred to the First Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio.

[Omitted poem.]

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William Guitner, formerly of near Lightsville, died Friday at the St. Clair Home for the Aged in Greenville after a six-month illness.

He leaves a brother, Charles, of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Cottrell, Rossburg, and Mrs. Rose E. Slack, of Mattoon, Ill., and several nephews and nieces.

Services were held in Ansonia Monday afternoon. The body was interred in Greenville cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 28, 1862 in Hocking Co., OH, the son of John Guitner and Emma Jackson (both b. in PA).]

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Nettie Jane Flood, 83, founder and operator of the Flood department store in Greenville since 1926, died Friday at her residence there.

Surviving are two daughters, Cena Mann and Ruth Flood, both of Greenville; one son, Harold E. Mann, Cincinnati; a step-son, Carey Flood, Farmland, Ind.; one step-daughter, Mrs. C. C. Ventress, of Jackson, Mich.; two grandchildren and a brother, Dr. B. W. Ayers, a member of the faculty of Taylor University at Upland, Ind.

Services were conducted in Greenville Monday morning. Interment was in Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 14, 1863 in Hartford City, IN, the daughter of James Ayers and Catharine Schick (both b. in Muskingum Co., OH). She was the widow of Florin V. Flood.]

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home In Union City.

William (Doc) Weiler, 73, a retired farmer, died at 7 p. m. Monday at his residence, 717 West Division street, Union City, following an illness of seven years from complications. He had been in a serious condition for the last week.

Mr. Weiler was born on May 1, 1872 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weiler and attended the Wapakoneta schools. He was married to Nancy Bennett in Union City in 1934, and lived in the Union City community for the last 18 years.

Mr. Weller was a member of the German United Brethren church in Dayton.

He leave, besides his wife, one son, Lloyd A. Bennett, at home; two brothers, Charles and Fred Weiler, of Dayton, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Betz, also of Dayton.

Services will be conducted at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be in Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

William Magner Dies Sunday At Home In Lynn.

William P. Magner, 86, passed away at his home in Lynn at 10:30 a. m. Sunday after several months illness.

He is survived by the widow, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Mrs. Princess Smith of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Clara Murray of Des Moines, Iowa; two sons, Ira J. Magner of Detroit and Kenneth of Winchester; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Franklin Chant with burial in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

Former Farmland Man Dies In Dayton; Services Held Monday.

Funeral services for Samuel A Caldwell, 53, a former Farmland resident who died at the Veterans hospital in Dayton, O., Friday, were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Thornburg funeral home in Farmland with Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, the former Marie Garringer; one daughter, Mrs. Roger Scherer of Troy, O.,; two sons, Cpl. George R. Caldwell of Parris Island, S. C., and Harold Caldwell, at home; one brother, Walter, of Arrowsmith, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Wright of Connersville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 21, 1946

David Haisley, Lifelong County Native, Is Dead.

David Haisley, 95 years old, a native of Arba and a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 5:30 a. m. Thursday in Richmond. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. Gertrude Anderson and Mrs. Everett Shockney, both of Winchester and several nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Haisley will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Arba. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Friday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 21, 1946

Private Rites For Koch Infant To Be Friday.

Private funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the family home of Mr. and Mrs. Buenace Koch of two and one-half miles southwest of Ridge ville for their infant son, Philip Eugene, who died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday night.

Besides the parents, he is survived by one brother, Jan, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James O'Dell of West Milton, O., and Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Koch of Ridgeville.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence at 4 p. m. today. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home Near Union City.

Charles H. Day, 68, retired Mississinawa township farmer, passed away at 9:20 p. m., Thursday at his residence at Buck's Corner, near Union City.

He was born April 1, 1877 in Vermillion County, Ind., attending school near his home, and had been a resident of Darke county for the past 21 years. He was married to the late Carrie Fisher, who died in 1915, and later to Fannie Miller who survives. He was a member of the Rose Hill United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the widow are six sons, Glen of Union City, Harry of Dayton, Donald of Kalamazoo, Mich., Charles of Chicago, Ill., Earl of Bakersfield, Cal., and Robert, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary McClellan of Lacrosse, Ind; two brothers, Everett of Star City, Ind., and Emmet of Royal Central, Ind. One son, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the May and Riffle funeral home in Ft. Recovery. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Rose Hill United Brethren church. Burial was made at the cemetery at Fountain City, Ind.

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

Former Union City Resident Succumbs At Anderson, Ind.

C. J. Early, 65, a resident of Union City 15 years ago, passed away Thursday at his home in Anderson, Ind., following a several months' illness from a heart ailment.

He leaves a wife, the former Clara Moots of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Ted Miller, Anderson, and Mrs. Margaret Landman, Wheller, Ind.; one son, Walter Early, of Anderson; four grandchildren; five brothers, Frank, Roy and L. M. Early, all of Union City, and Charles and Joseph, Ridinger Lake, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Sparklin, near Coletown; Mrs. Zola Slifer, Troy, and Mrs. Olive Bake, near West Alexandria, O.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Arrow Heights Church of God in Anderson. Burial will probably be in the Anderson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Adrian Poly, 51-years-old Patterson township farmer, who died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, will be held at 10 a. m. (EST) Saturday at Holy Family church in Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Poly, whose farm was one mile west of Frenchtown, leaves a wife, Elnora; one daughter, Betty Lou; his father, Frank Poly, of Frenchtown; a brother, Wilfred Poly, of Columbus, and a sister, Paschaline Poly, Frenchtown.

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

Infant Son Of Ex-Winchester Residents Dead.

Lloyd Curtis Aukerman, two-month-old son of Dr. Charles J. and Mrs. Marcella (Gillum) Aukerman, passed away at a hospital in St. Louis, Mo. This morning following an illness of one week.

Dr. Aukerman was a former practicing physician in Montpelier, Ind., and has just completed four years of military service. At the present time he is taking a post graduate course at the Washington university in St. Louis. The mother, Marcella, (Gillum) Aukerman was a former resident of Winchester and a nurse at the Randolph County hospital making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gillum, who now reside in Richmond.

Besides the maternal grandparents, a brother, the paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles J. Aukerman of Montpelier, survive.

The body will be returned from St. Louis to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 23, 1946

Oldest Native-Born Union City Resident Succumbs At Hospital.

John B. Koontz, 87, of 408 North Plum street, oldest native resident of Union City, passed away at 6:55 o'clock Friday evening at the Union City hospital following a one-month illness from complications and over exhaustion from the amputation of his left leg.

He was not the oldest resident of the city, but as far as can be learned he was the oldest citizen who was born in Union City and lived his entire life in the city.

Mr. Koontz was born May 31, 1858, in a frame house that stood where the large concrete block building now stands on the Weber property on Fletcher avenue, south of the Chrysler garage between Pearl and Oak streets and Howard and Columbia streets. This was a main thoroughfare of the primitive town before Columbia street came into prominence. He had lived there eight years, then moved to Plum street where he lived 79 years. For 13 years he lived in the Koontz home at Oak and Plum streets where George Schricker and family now live, but in the large frame house which was later moved to the west end of the lot where Edward Koontz, a brother, built his new brick house. Mr. Koontz built his present home 66 years ago.

The father, John Koontz, who was born near Bingen, Germany in 1829 and who died in Union City in 1894, came to America in 1842. After working as a carpenter at Dayton, Cincinnati and New Orleans, he came to Union City in June, 1852, when what is now the city was in woods, with deer and wild turkeys very plentiful. He worked as a carpenter till 1876, then started a cabinet shop which developed into the Koontz furniture factory, one of the pioneer industries in the city. He was married to Miss Mary Caron of Greenville in 1854, and they became the parents of seven children: Mrs. Fronia Voisinet, Edward Koontz, Mrs. Ida Koontz-Fouts, William Koontz, and John B. Koontz, now deceased; Martin J. Koontz and Mrs. John Weber, now living in Union City. John Koontz, Sr., with his factory "run by steam power," was very successful in business. He dealt extensively in lumber, wholesale and retail, and became the owner of several town properties and farms. He was also an undertaker. His brother, Peter, who came to Union City in 1867, became known as the millionaire lumber dealer.

As a boy John B. Koontz helped to make furniture by had in a frame building in the rear of the bank building now occupied by the Hub City Finance Corporation. The place had no machinery. Later the brick factory was built on South State Line street which continued to be operated after the father's death till the death of Edward Koontz in 1915 when the lumber machinery were sold. But the furniture store on Columbia street was purchased from the other heirs by John B. Koontz who operated it until about 11 years ago when he rented the room to the A. and P. store and moved across the street where he conducted a store for a short time, retiring from business shortly before the death of his wife in 1936. Until late years he continued the undertaking work.

In connection with the operation of the furniture factory and store Mr. Koontz traveled over Indiana, Ohio and Illinois selling the products of the Koontz factory. He claimed the distinction of having sold the first kitchen cabinet made in the United States. When he first showed a model to William H. Gable at Hartford City, the latter inquired, "what kind of thing is it?" Mr. Koontz, who was an excellent salesman, replied, "it is the latest and best thing in kitchen furniture." "But what is the purpose of it?" Mr. Gable asked. "It takes the place of a cupboard," Koontz replied. "Well, send me two and I'll see if people will buy them," Gable responded. The two were shipped by Pennsylvania freight, were soon sold, and others ordered. That was the beginning, according to the late Mr. Koontz, of the cabinet business.

Mr. Koontz's wife was the former Miss Mary Cracknell of La Porte, Ind. Into the home came four children; Leo and Hugh who helped in the furniture store for several years and who both died in 1939; Charles of the Union City Body company, and Mrs. James Parker, formerly Miss Mary Adine Koontz, of Dayton. There are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Koontz lived alone at 408 North Plum street except for frequent visits of his children and grandchildren and the daily visits of Miss Hannah Lally who cooked his meals and kept the house in condition. Mr. Koontz was his own furnace boy.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church within whose shadow he had lived for three quarters of a century. He attended the church regularly and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Father Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery, north of Union City.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 23, 1946

Death Claims Esther Fraze; Rites Sunday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Fraze, 52, who died in a Richmond hospital Thursday after a lingering illness, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Middleton Mortuary in Ridgeville with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Charles of near Union City, and Ermal of Dayton, O.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Kress of Winchester, and one brother, Oren Courtney of Fort Wayne.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 1946

Harry Crew Dies At Lynn Home; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Harry H. Crew, 46, who died at his home in Lynn Sunday morning at 8 o'clock following an illness of several weeks duration, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main Street Church of Christ in Lynn with Rev. C. R. Elrick officiating. Interment will be in the Arba cemetery.

Mr. Crew was a well known well driller and plumber in the Lynn community.

Surviving are the widow, Ruth; one daughter, Sharon, and one son, Jimmy, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Mildred Johnston of near Lynn, Mrs. Estella Moore of Bluffton, Miss Muriel Crew of Fort Wayne, Miss Anna Crew of Mishawaka, Ind., and Mis Dorothy Crew of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Murray Crew of Winchester,

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 1946

Retired Teacher Dies At Home In Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for Mrs. Oleta Rosebrough, 68, who died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 622 North East street, Winchester, following an illness of ten days. Rev. Raymond Harris will officiate and burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Mrs. Rosebrough returned to Winchester eight months ago following the death of her husband in Indianapolis.

She was graduated from Winchester high school and Valparaiso university. She was a teacher several years at Goshen and was a substitute teacher while in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Central Christian church in Indianapolis.

Surviving are a son, Harry, of Indianapolis; a sister, Miss Anna Stakebake of Winchester; and three brothers, Abraham C. Stakebake and Thomas Stakebake, both of Winchester, and George Stakebake of Fort Collins, Colo.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 1946

Rossburg Soldier Is Declared Dead.

The War Department had notified Mr. and Mrs. Orville Strait, of Rossburg, northeast of Union City, that their son, Sgt. Robert E. Strait, 20, missing in action for nearly two years, has been officially declared dead.

The communication, which was signed by Major Gen. Edward F. Whitsell, adjutant general of the Army, stated:

"Sgt. Robert E. Strait, army air corps, was reported missing in action June 17, 1944. All available records and reports concerning the absence of Sgt. Strait have been carefully investigated and since no information can be found which would support a presumption of his continued survival, the War Department must terminate Sgt. Strait's absence by a presumptive finding of dead. Accordingly, an official finding of death has been recorded and the date set as February 26, 1946.

Information in the hands of the War Department indicates that Sgt. Strait was a crew member on a B-24 bomber which took part in a combat mission to Truk island. Just prior to the plane's bomb run a Japanese Zero made a head-on attack and dropped phosphorous bombs, one of which exploded in front of the bomber, starting a fire in the forward bomb bay.

The American plane left the formation, losing altitude rapidly. Attempts were made to contact the damaged plane on all radio frequencies without success. All rescue facilities were notified, but no trace of the plane or any of its crew were found. When last seen the plane was about two miles behind its formation and disappeared in the clouds and smoke."

Sgt. Strait, a member of the 1941 graduating class at Ansonia high school, entered military service on April 7, 1943. He was previously employed by the new York Central railroad.

Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, Jean and Betty, and a brother, Pfc. Kenneth D. Strait, of Camp Campbell, Ky.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 1946

Pastor's Daughter Claimed By Death.

Word was received in Union City today of the death of Mrs. E. A. Leibley, only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. I. Denlinger, Coletown. Mrs. Leizley [?] died Friday at her home in Lancaster, Pa., following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday.

Her father is pastor of the Coletown Congregational Christian church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Bert Besecker, 62-year-old Franklin township farmer, who died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, were conducted Sunday at the West Grove Christian church. Burial was in Mote cemetery.

Besecker leaves his wife, Mae, and nine children, Cecil, of Springfield; Joseph, of Dayton; Carl, Bradford; Lowell and Cuba, both of West Milton; Marion, of Painter Creek, and Reba, Ralph and Dayton Besecker, all at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Death Claims Former Operator Of Radio Shop.

J. Otto Higgins, 55, for a number of years operator of the radio repair shop on West Oak street, Union City, died at 5 p. m. Monday at the Union City hospital following a three weeks' illness from complications. His home was on Union City route four.

Mr. Higgins was born in Shelbyville, Ind., November 1, 1890, the son of William and Rose (Ziegler) Higgins and attended the Shelbyville Catholic school. He was married to Cora Kelly in Shelbyville on April 17, 1914. After operating the repair shop he was employed at Ronald DeBolt's electric store in Union City. He had lived in the Union City community for the past fifteen years and was a member of the Shelbyville Catholic church and Eagles lodge.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call Tuesday evening, after which time, the remains will be taken to the Murphy funeral home in Shelbyville.

Final rites for Mr. Higgins will be held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Shelbyville and interment will be in the St. Joseph cemetery.

Surviving besides the wife are the father, of Shelbyville, one brother, Maurice, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Curson and Mrs. L. W. Nail, all of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Lt. Bartholomew Killed In Action While Prisoner.

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Bartholomew of 1102 West Pearl street, Union City, Monday received a telegram from the War Department stating that their son Second Lieutenant Donald L. Bartholomew, age 20, was killed in action in Japan on May 26, 1945 while a prisoner of war.

He was previously reported missing in action during a bombing mission over Kawasaki, a suburb of Tokyo, on April 16, 1945.

Lt. Bartholomew was a member of the 30th Squadron, 19th Bombing group, 20th Air Force, and served as a navigator on a B-29. The Kawasaki raid for the purpose of destroying industrial plants was his ninth mission over Japan from Guam.

The telegram read as follows: "The secretary of war has asked me to express his deep regret that your son, Second Lieutenant Donald L. Bartholomew, was killed in action in Japan on May 26, 1945 while a prisoner of war. He was previously reported missing in action. I regret that unavoidable circumstances made necessary the unusual lapse of time in reporting your son's death to you. Confirming letter follows." signed, Edward F. Whitsel, the Adjutant General of the Army.

Lt. Bartholomew, a graduate of the West Side high school in 1942, entered the air corps in March, 1943, and received his commission at San Marcus, Texas, on June 10, 1944. He was sent overseas on February 1, 1945.

Besides the parents he leaves a brother, James, PhM 3c, who is stationed at Treasure Island, Calif.

Mr. Bartholomew is associated with the R. Kirshbaum company on North Columbia street, and Mrs. Bartholomew is a teacher at the East Side high school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Francis F. Hubbell, 87, retired Ansonia carpenter, died Friday at his home in the neighboring town after an extended illness.

He leaves one daughter, Estella Hubbell, and one grandchild, both of Ansonia.

Services were held Monday at Ansonia. The body was interred in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Samuel L. Forte, 66, former state highway department employe, was found dead in bed at 5 p. m. Friday in his home at New Madison by his wife, Sarah. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Besides the wife, he leave nine children, seven sons and two daughters. They are Forest, of Dayton; Stanley, who served in the Navy; Leonard, of New Madison, and Adrian, Kenneth, Harold and Lloyd, all at home; Mrs. Rita Noggle, New Madison, and Mrs. Margaret Phillips, Richmond, Ind. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Russell Bales, of Dayton.

Services were held in New Madison. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home records state that he was born April 11, 1883 in Ansonia, Darke County, OH, the son of George Forte and Sarah Ann Stewart.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Jeanette Cunningham, 84, a resident of the Greenville Brethren church home since 1939, died there Saturday after a lingering illness.

She leaves a foster-daughter, Mrs. J. M. Zea, of Meriden, N. H., and a brother, Charles Thorpe, of Phillipsburg.

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

[Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born July 20, 1861 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of _______, and Ella McHatie (b. Montgomery Co., OH). She was the widow of William Cunningham.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Rossburg --- John Henry Kimble, 79, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after being confined there for the past four weeks. He had been ill for several years.

He leaves a wife, Sarah E., one son, Orville, at home, and a brother, Frank of Ansonia.

Services were conducted at Rossburg Tuesday. Burial was in a cemetery there. The deceased had worked at the tinner's trade in Rossburg and had lived in Darke county his entire life.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 25, 1867 in York Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of George Kimble and Elizabeth Riegel (both b. in OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Miss Edna Hecker 63, a musical teacher at New Madison for several years, was found dead in bed in her residence Saturday evening. The body was found by neighbors who had become alarmed at not seeing the woman about the residence or on the streets in the village for two days. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

There are no immediate survivors.

Final rites were conducted in New Madison Tuesday and burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb 23, 1881 in Hollansburg, OH, the daughter of Edwin Hecker (b. West Carleton, OH) and _________ (b. New Madison, OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 28, 1946

Rossburg Mad Dead; Services Arranged.

Jacob S. Caldwell, 71, died at 10:15 p. m. Tuesday at his residence in Rossburg after a three-year illness from heart disease.

He leaves his wife, Lena; one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Jones, of Richmond, Indiana; three step-daughters, Mrs. Bessie Alexander, Ansonia; Mrs. Cora Ary, Springfield, and Mrs. Hazel Sanders, Union City; one grandchild; 11 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. John McMinn, also of Richmond.

The body is at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia, where friends may call. Services will be held there Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) with Rev. Marco King officiating. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery at Richmond, Indiana.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 28, 1946

Death Claims Ida Johnson; Rites Saturday.

Ida M. Johnson of Lynn, 76, years old, died at the Richmond State hospital late Wednesday night.

She is survived by one brother, Harry R. Johnson of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

Final rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorne in charge. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home in Lynn at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Funeral services for Frederick F. Francis, 58, who hanged himself Monday in a barn adjoining his farm home, six miles northeast of Versailles, were held at 9 a. m. Thursday at St. Remy's church in Russia. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Francis leaves a wife and 11 children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 29, 1946

Mother Of Winchester Businessman Dies In Piqua, O., Hospital.

Mrs. Fine Retterbush, 70 years old, mother of Carl O. Retterbush, manager of the J. C. Penney company store in Winchester, passed away at the Piqua Memorial hospital in Piqua, O., at 8 a. m. Thursday. She had been confined to the hospital for five weeks. She was a lifelong resident of Piqua.

Surviving are the husband, C. C. Retterbush; five sons, Carl of Winchester, George, Earl and Harold of Piqua, and Lee of Lebanon, Ind.; eleven grandchildren and several sisters and brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, the details to be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 29, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Emanuel G. Wendle, 91, formerly of Arcanum, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Blessing, in West Milton, from shock and injuries sustained in a fall one week ago. The injuries included a fractured hip.

He leaves more than 60 immediate survivors, including five other daughters, two sons, 36 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at the Castine Church of the Brethren with burial in Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 2, 1946

Lenna Smith Dies At Home In Union City.

Mrs. Lenna Smith, 64, wife of Israel G. Smith, passed away at 11:30 p. m. Monday at her residence, 731 East Elm street, Union City, after a one-week serious illness from heart trouble.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on July 28, 1881 in Jackson, Indiana, township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Stokesberry. She attended the school near her home, and was married to Mr. Smith in Jackson township. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian church.

Surviving, besides the husband, are three sons, Harold, at home, Russell, of Union City, and Vernon, Union City, route one; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Mackey, Detroit; three brothers, George and Fred Stokesberry, Salamonia, and John S. Stokesberry, Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Thad Smith, Union City, and six grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 4 p. m. Wednesday.

Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Burial Is Planned In Union City For Former Resident.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Sprock, 81, a former resident of near Union City, who died late Monday night in the Anderson, Ind., hospital following a short illness, will be held in Anderson at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

She was born near Union City, the daughter of Hiram and Nancy Strait-Woodbury, and was the wife of the late Lewis Sprock. She had resided in Anderson for many years.

Mrs. Sprock leaves two sons, Earl and Ira, Anderson, and one daughter, Mrs. Cletus Gettinger, also Anderson. Also surviving are a foster brother, Vernie Woodbury, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Woodbury, both of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

89-Year-Old U. C. Resident Dies Tuesday.

John F. Nolan, an 89-year-old retired farmer, died at 6 p. m. Tuesday at his home, 714 West Oak street, Union City, after a one-week illness.

He was born on May 20, 1856 in New Orleans, La., the son of James and Hanora Costello-Nolan, and attended the schools at New Orleans. Mr. Nolan came to the Union City community 62 years ago and had resided in the city for the past 10 years. He was a member of the St. Marys Catholic church in Union City.

His only immediate survivors are nieces and nephews.

The body has been removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Thursday until Friday morning when the remains will be taken to the residence where friends may call until Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Union City St. Marys church at 9 a. m. Saturday with Father Aquinas Knoff officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys cemetery in Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Eliza Deppen Dies At Home Near Ridgeville.

Mrs. Eliza L. Deppen, wife of George W. Deppen, died Tuesday afternoon at the family home northwest of Ridgeville.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorotha Bailey of Ridgeville; one son, Walter, at home; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary and will be taken Thursday noon to the Cusick funeral home at Cicero for funeral services at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in the Cicero cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Sarah Garrett Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Sarah Ann Garrett, 45, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 6:30 a. m. Tuesday following an illness of two months. Her condition had been serious for the past four weeks.

She was born April 11, 1901, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Pennington, and was a member of the West Side Nazarene church in Richmond. She spent most of her life in Winchester but had resided in Richmond since 1941.

Surviving are one son, James of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Clifford Bradburn of Winchester; one brother, James Pennington, of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Garrett will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the West Side Nazarene church in Richmond with Rev. Maggie Hunley of Richmond officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester where friends may call after 10 a. m. Wednesday until 1 p. m. Thursday, after which time the body will be taken to the church in Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Lenora Mullen Dies At Home In Winchester.

Lenora Alice Mullen, 43, passed away at her home at 612 North Meridian street, Winchester, at 10 p. m. Monday following an illness of seven months. She had resided in Winchester for the past six years, coming here from Portland. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Geneva, Ind., and the World War II Mothers club of Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, Eli; three daughters, Nancy Joe Mullen, at home, Mary Catherine Morningstar, Fort Wayne, and Doris Jean Morningstar of Winchester; three sons, Robert Henry Morningstar of Portland, William Harry Morningstar of Fort Wayne, and Seaman Second Class Thomas E. Morningstar in the South Pacific; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Coffman of Portland; and two grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Potter-Stephens mortuary in Muncie and was returned to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday where friends may call and where services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Bessie Cordelia Brandon, 68, wife of Milton Brandon, died Monday at her home on South Main street in Arcanum after a seven-month illness from complications.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Robert, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Jarrett, of Arcanum, and Mrs. Mamie Hill, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three sisters.

Services were held Wednesday in Arcanum and burial was in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Phillipsburg --- Edward F. Long, 68, a prominent Monroe township farmer, died Sunday afternoon at his residence, two and one-half miles north of Phillipsburg, from a heart ailment.

He leaves a wife, Emma; two sons, Eugene, at home, and Howard, of Laura, route one; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Olinger, of Laura, and a brother, Jess Long, of Dayton.

Services were held Tuesday at Pitsburg, and interment was in the Minnich cemetery [Montgomery Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 4, 1946

Union City Native Claimed By Death At Ft. Wayne Home..

Belated word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Ethel M. Fowler-Haffner, 53, a native of Union City, who passed away suddenly at her home near Ft. Wayne on March 20 from complications developing from a kidney ailment.

She was the daughter of the late Hezekiah and Margaret Jane Wilson-Fowler and the granddaughter of Hanson Fowler, one of the pioneers of the Union City community.

Mrs. Haffner attended the old No. 9 school in Wayne township and graduated from the Union City (Ind.) high school. She then taught in Wayne township at the Jericho school and at District No. 8. Later, she graduated from Miami university at Oxford, O., receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree with special honors in French. She took graduate work in languages at Middlebury college.

From 1920 to 1926 she was a teacher in the schools of Youngstown, Ohio, where she taught French at South high school. During this time she was very active in the Campfire Girls' organization, being guardian of a Campfire group and also serving as president of the Youngstown Campfire Guardians' association.

In 1926 she was married to Jesse W. Haffner of Ft. Wayne and moved to that city. To this marriage were born two sons, James Wilson Haffner and Richard Hanson Haffner. Mrs. Haffner is survived by her husband and two sons and three sisters, Misses Gertrude and Mildred Fowler, teachers in the Youngstown, Ohio, schools, and Professor Agnes Fowler, of the department of Romance languages at Miami university, Oxford.

Services were held for Mrs. Haffner on March 23 at Ft. Wayne after which the remains were taken to Youngstown, O. Before the services on March 25 at the latter city in Forest Lawn Memorial chapel the body lay in state where it was viewed by former colleagues in the teaching profession and friends.

Mrs. Haffner was a member of the First Christian church at Ft. Wayne where she had taken an important part in the women's societies. She was active in the Parent-Teachers' association of the school which her children attended. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ft. Wayne Writers' club where several of her original poems had been read.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 5, 1946

Funeral Services Held For Brother Of U. C. Resident.

Funeral services were held Thursday at San Diego, Calif., for George W. Kelley, 96, a resident of Union City about 75 years ago, who died last Monday at his residence in San Diego after a three-day illness from complications. Burial was in a cemetery there.

Mr. Kelley taught at the Saratoga and Ridgeville schools and studied law with the late Moorman Way of Winchester. He was a proof-reader on the Kansas City Star and published a newspaper at Attica, Kansas. Mr. Kelley was a personal friend of James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet.

Surviving are two sons, Bert, of Topeka, Kansas, and Oran, Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Leslie, at home, and two sisters, Eudora Harding, Union City, and Mrs. J. W. Lambert, Anderson, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 5, 1946

Retired Minister, 77 Years Old, Is Dead At New Castle.

New Castle, Ind., April 5. --- Rev. H. Holaday, 77, retired minister, died Tuesday afternoon. He resided on Indiana 38, east of Chicago Corner.

Rev. and Mrs. Holaday celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary August 14, 1945. Mrs. Holaday formerly was Miss Alice Covalt. Rev. Mr. Holaday was born in Blue River township, May 22, 1868.

Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Chism, Hagerstown, Mrs. Marvel Cain, Economy; three sons, Perry and Otto of Hagerstown and Clarence of Spartanburg; two brothers, Orlo Holaday of Summitville and Walter Brown of Yorktown.

Funeral services for Rev. Mr. Holaday will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Church of God, New Castle, in charge of Rev. Henry Patterson. Burial will be ion the Brick cemetery, Hagerstown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 5, 1946

Farmland Native Dies At Home Near Washington, D. C.

Word has been received of the death of James R. Branson, a former resident of Farmland, at his home near Washington, D. C.

He was born near Farmland in 1882, the son of Ira N. and Louisa (Brickly) Branson, and was graduated from the Farmland high school and Indiana university.

Mr. Branson was city editor, of the the Indianapolis Free Press and Indianapolis News for a number of years.

Surviving are one brother, Hugh, and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Lamber, both of Dayton, O.

Funeral services for Mr. Branson were conducted at 10 a. m. Friday at the Flanner and Buchannan funeral home in Indianapolis and burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 6, 1946

Husband Of Former U. C. Resident Dies.

Word has been received here of the death of Robert A. Wiley, husband of Lota King Wiley, a former resident of Union City. Mr. Wiley lived at 715 East Second street, Aberdeen, Wash.

Besides the widow, he is survived by a son, Robert K. Wiley, who served three years as a member of the marine air corps.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 6, 1946

Former Rural School Teacher Dies At Home In Arizona.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Annie E. Daniels, 76, a former Winchester resident, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born on a farm near Windsor, Ind., October 3, 1869, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. Stakebake. The family later moved to Winchester where Mrs. Daniels was graduated from Winchester high school in 1888 and began teaching in rural schools nearby. Later she attended the state normal school at Terre Haute, Ind., and then went to Arizona to the the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1892 she returned to Indiana and after two years went back to Arizona and settled in Tucson where she was a teacher.

Mrs. Daniels was a past state director in Arizona of the National Education association and was instrumental in organizing the YWCA and Arizona Children's home. She passed away at her home Saturday night after an illness of many months.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Winchester Police Chief's Mother Is Dead At 89.

Mrs. Amanda Davis, 89, widow of W. U. Davis, and the mother of Winchester Chief-of-Police Cora Davis, died at 1:50 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Winchester following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at the residence in Winchester at 3:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. The body has been removed to the residence from the Summer funeral home.

Mrs. Davis is survived by two other sons, A. D. Hinshaw and Harry Davis, both of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Conklin of Union City and Miss Clara and Miss Bessie Davis, both at home; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Davis, of Winchester, and three brothers, John Rowe of Winchester, Harvey Rowe of Muncie, and Frank Rowe of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Elnora Rowe Lifelong Resident, Dead.

Mrs. Elnora Rowe, a resident of Winchester for forty years, died Saturday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital at the age of 82 years, six months and twenty-four days.

A life-long resident of Randolph county ad Winchester, Mrs. Rowe was a member of the Winchester Friends church, the Messenger society, and the W. C. T. U. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chenoweth.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rowe will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the mortuary until 10 a. m. Tuesday after which time the body will be removed to the residence at 222 Brown street, Winchester.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cox of Winchester, and Mrs. Leslie Cortner of Knightstown; two sons, Orla and Dana Rowe of Winchester; two brothers, William L. Chenoweth of Winchester, and Edwin G. Chenoweth of Chicago; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Orville Slusher Dies At Hospital Saturday Night.

Orville A. Slusher, 48, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 8:45 p. m. Saturday. He resided in Winchester at 221 West North street and was employed as a shipping clerk for the Overmyer Mould company, Winchester.

He leaves the widow, Florence; two sons, Ivan L., of near Winchester, and Robert, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Nova Retz, of near Winchester.

Final rites will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Winchester Presbyterian church in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne with burial in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Roy R. Kaylor Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Roy R. Kaylor, 54, died at 5:45 o'clock Sunday evening at the Randolph County hospital. Until he became ill about a year ago, he had been an engineer for the Citizens Heat, Light and Power company in Winchester.

Surviving are the wife, Katherine; one son, Junior, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Thatcher, of Union City.

Funeral services for Mr. Kaylor will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be at DeGraff, Ohio.

The body will be removed from the Summers funeral home to the residence in Winchester Monday evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Farmland Woman Dies In Richmond; Rites Held Today.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland for Mrs. Lillie B. Thornburg, 76, widow of Scott Thornburg, who resided near Farmland, who died Friday evening in a Richmond hospital. Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiated and burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Florence Rayburn, of Middletown, and one brother, Leonard Cougill, of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Henry Applegate, 76, a prominent Franklin township farmer, who died Thursday, were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite church, two miles south of Gettysburg Sunday.

Four daughters and five sons survive. They are: Mrs. Maude Fourman, of near Gettysburg; Mrs. Mary Layer, Dayton; Mrs. Duth Rhoades, Arcanum, rural route; Mrs. Kathryn Kreider, Arcanum, rural route; Robert, Wendell and Forrest, all residing on Greenville, rural routes; Charles, Greenville, and Paul, Ansonia.

Burial was in the Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 9, 1946

Ex-Serviceman Fatally Injured In Auto Wreck.

Donald A. Townsend, age 32, was fatally injured in an auto crash at approximately 10 o'clock Saturday evening. The accident occurred at the junction of route 121 and 700 on a curve opposite Wayne Lakes, six miles southwest of Greenville.

Sheriff Everett Snyder, who investigated the wreck stated that Townsend, who was alone in the car failed to negotiate the curve and that his view was undoubtedly impaired by the dense fog. He was driving a 1941 Chevrolet sport coupe which was demolished.

The victim was taken to Wayne hospital, where an examination disclosed that he had suffered a crushed chest, fractured ribs and internal injuries. He died at 12:30 a. m. Sunday.

Mr. Townsend was an ex-serviceman, having served in the navy for three years. He took an active part in the Okinawa campaign and was discharged from the service last November.

A former New Madison resident, he had been residing with his wife, Grace, in Dayton at 21 Point View ave., since his discharge.

Survivors, besides his wife, include one brother, Kermit, West Milton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Jess Harman, West Milton; his step-mother, and father, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Townsend, Dayton; his mother, Mrs. Mary Townsend, New Madison; a step-daughter; three step-brothers and one step-sister.

Services will be held at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Ethel Armour, 50, wife of Robert E. Armour, Greenville, died at Wayne hospital Sunday following an illness of two years.

Besides the husband, she is survived by six brothers, Carl E., Herbert A., Glen A., and Lewis C. Wills, all of Greenville; Edgar N. Wills, Greenville, rural route, and Raymond R. Wills, Covington, and three sisters, Miss Hazel M. Wills, Greenville, and Mrs. John Olwine and Mrs. Harry Christian, both of Dayton.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mary Ethel Armour was born July 16, 1896 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Calvin R. Wills and Nora Ellen Canan (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was buried in Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 10, 1946

Former Resident Of Winchester Dies In Muncie.

John William Guenther, 79, a former resident of Winchester, died at 5:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the Ball hospital in Muncie after an illness of three days.

He retired last January 1 after having served as a watchman at the Indiana Steel and Wire company in Muncie for the past twenty-nine and one-half years, residing at 1005 East Seventh street, going there from Winchester. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Winchester, and the Moose Lodge in Muncie.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Amelia Guenther, four daughters, Mrs. M. A. Armstrong of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Orla Whiteman, Mrs. Ralph Heistand of Muncie, and Mrs. F. W. Gamble of Farmland; a son, David, of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Piepho funeral home in Muncie where funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Dewey Hole officiating. Interment was in the Elm Ridge cemetery in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 10, 1946

Ida A. Mills Dies At Home Near Farmland.

Mrs. Ida A. Mills, 70, wife of J. R. (Jerry) Mills, died at her home, two miles southeast of Farmland, about 8 o'clock Monday morning.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Groom of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Collin Black of Muncie; one son, Glen Mills of Winchester; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Harris of near Farmland, and Mrs. Cora Bales of New Castle; three brothers, Hugh and Earl Denton of Detroit, Mich., and Harry Denton of California.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mills were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland with Rev. H. H. Thornburg officiating. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 10, 1946

Short Illness Proves Fatal To Thomas Brooks.

Thomas Cleo Brooks, 84, passed away Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mullen, 560 North Meridian street, Winchester, following a brief illness. Mr Brooks was born and raised near Winchester and lived his entire life in Winchester He taught music and played in a number of local orchestras and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

Surviving are three cousins, Mrs. Edgar Mullen of Winchester, Mrs. Dora Jones of Muncie, and Mrs. Leota Pflasterer of Winchester route.

The body was taken to the Potter and Stephens funeral home in Muncie for burial preparations and was returned to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held at the Maynard and Walker funeral home Thursday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris with interment in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 11, 1946

Armstrong Infant Dies At Hospital.

Timmy Leroy Armstrong, the four-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Armstrong, 224 East Main street, Union City, died at the local hospital late Wednesday morning after a four-day illness. The infant was born at the city hospital on March 9.

Surviving, besides the parents, are one sister, Carolyn Sue, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Larison, Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Linus Armstrong, Ansonia, and Mrs. Lola Sheets, Greenville.

Final rites will be conducted at the residence Friday at 2 p. m. (CST) with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in Snell cemetery. The remains have been taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where the body may be viewed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Charles "Chuck" Richardson, 51 a prominent Greenville athlete during his high school career and for a number of years thereafter, died at his home in Greenville Monday afternoon after an illness of three years.

He is survived by his wife, Retta; one son, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Tinkham, Greenville; Mrs. Mary Trissel, Greenville, and Frances, Patricia and Nancy Lee, all residing at home; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Swartz, Greenville, and Mrs. Kathryn Zumbroogle, Sidney.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 12, 1946

Oldest Resident Of U. C., Ohio Dies Thursday.

James B. Eichelberger, 92, the oldest citizen of Union City, Ohio, died at the Orville Shank residence at 4:40 p. m. Thursday following an extended illness from heart trouble and complications.

Mr. Eichelberger was born on December 18, 1853 in Silver Springs, Cumberland, Pa., the son of Joseph and Caroline Breniser-Eichelberger. He came as a lad of 16 years to Union City June 27, 1869, and made his home in Union City since that time, witnessing its growth from a mere village to a combined city of more than 5,000 inhabitants. His favorite sport was fishing, and he visited the lake at Celina each year before his declining health.

Mr. Eichelberger's trade was that of carpenter, and he followed it in city and country with success until he was past 80 years of age. In the construction of the addition to the East Side school building completed in 1937 he laid floor and did other helpful work to speed the day when the school could occupy its new home. He was one of the carpenters working with the Henry Wahl, general contractor, when two ot the additions to the United Brethren church were built.

Mr. Eichelberger had served the city, schools and church over a long period. He was elected city marshal, street commissioner and constable many times. He was a member of the board of education for eight years, serving five years as president. During this time the first manual training equipment was placed in the school.

A lifelong member of the United Brethren church, Mr. Eichelberger held many offices of responsibility and served with credit on many committees. He was an active member of the Men's Bible class.

He was also a member of the Odd Fellows, Encampment and Rebecca lodges.

His wife was the late Emma North whom he married on April 18, 1875. She died in 1929.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Orville Shank, Union City, and Mrs. Clarence Hoover, Anderson, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Sylvester Wolf, Urbana, Ohio; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Three sons, Frank, William and John; three brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

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

Services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Sunday at the Union City United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge, assisted by Rev. W. T. Frank. Interment will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 12, 1946

Walter Myers Dies At Home In Winchester.

Walter Myers, 63, died Wednesday night at his home four and one-half miles north of Winchester. He was a carpenter and until the time of his illness was employed by the Overmyer Mould company in Winchester.

He is survived by the widow, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Gelzlighter of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Marcell Pickett, at home; one son, Cecil, stationed in Oakland, Cal., and one brother, Glen, of Cincinnati.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparations and will remain there until time for the services.

Final rites for Mr. Myers will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Sunday at the Five Points church with Rev. George Addington, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills, officiating. Interment will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 12, 1946

Services Sunday For Carl Brouse, Former U. C. Man.

Final rites for Carl Raymond Brouse, 57, formerly of Union City, who died Wednesday at the Hines Veteran's hospital at Hines, Ill., after a serious illness of three and one-half months, will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in the Saratoga I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Member of the Union City American Legion post will assist in the burial ceremonies with casket bearers and a firing squad. Friends may call at the funeral home.

A resident of Logansport for the past 20 years, he had been receiving care at the hospital since October, 1945.

Mr. Brouse was born in Deerfield, Ind., on April 13, 1889, the son of John T. and Maude M. Dunn-Brouse. He held the rank of corporal during his service as a World War I veteran, and was a railroad telegraph operator prior to his illness.

He was a member of the Saratoga United Brethren church, American Legion post in Logansport, and Pennsylvania Railroad Telegraphers' Union.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maude M. Brouse, Union City, and four sisters, Mrs. Louie Sipe, Union City, and Mrs. O. V. Shierling, Mrs. Ferd Hasenstab and Mrs. Charles Layh, all of Dayton. The father and a sister preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 12, 1946

Final Rites Will Be Held In Union City For Accident Victim.

Final rites for Rudolph Metzger, 44, of Cozad, Nebr., who died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an auto accident Monday, will be held at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City Saturday at 1 p. m. (CST). Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Metzger had resided at Cozad for the past three years and was formerly of New Bremen and Versailles, Ohio. He was a member of the Lutheran church at Willowdell, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Audrey Brookins, of Union City; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Metzger, Versailles, Ohio, and one brother, John Beck, of California.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 12, 1946

Rites Held For Sister Of Rose Hill Resident.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Piqua for Mrs. Charles Harmon, 64, who died at her home there Tuesday following a heart attack. Burial was in the Piqua cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; one son, Delmar; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Seifman, Greenville, route five; two brothers, William Michael, of near Rose Hill, and Charles Michael, who resides near Shook's chapel.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Weston --- Clinton Clem Ford, 59, died Tuesday at his home in New Weston following a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks ago.

Funeral services were conducted at New Weston Friday afternoon, with burial being made in Holsapple cemetery.

Besides his wife, Ella, he leaves a son, Charles, of new Weston; a daughter, Mrs. Eulalia Peters, New Weston; three brothers, Harley, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Guy, Celina, Ohio, and Russell, Dayton.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 27, 1886 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Phillip Ford (b. Green Co., OH) and Mary Birt (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Miss Amelia Koeberlin, 84, died Tuesday at the St. Clair Home in Greenville. She was a retired school teacher.

Surviving relatives include cousins.

Final rites were held in Greenville Thursday, and burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Frank Blakely, 69, died at the Darke county home Wednesday. A former farmer of New Weston, he had been a resident of the home since September, 1935.

He leaves a brother, George, of near New Weston, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Budd, also of New Weston.

Final rites were conducted in Greenville Friday, and burial was made in Shook's Chapel cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 31, 1876 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas Blakely (b. VA) and Sarah Sanderson (b. Fayette Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 13, 1946

Brother Of Winchester Woman Killed When Struck By Automobile.

Muncie, Ind., April 13 - Funeral services for Julius Shaw, 64, of 627 West Ninth street, who was fatally injured about 10:15 o'clock Monday night when he was struck by an automobile at the Nickel Plate railroad crossing on West Eighth street, were conducted from the Parson mortuary at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. George Thornburg and Rev. Harry Dowling will officiate. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

He is survived by the widow, Goldie; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hickman, and Mrs. Roosevelt McGahan, of New Castle; a brother, George Shaw, of Hollansburg, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Hanley, of Muncie, and Mrs. Amanda Anderson, of Winchester, and two granddaughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 13, 1946

Howell Services To Be Sunday Morning.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harriett Myrtle Howell, 72, who died at 5:30 a. m. Thursday after a lingering illness, will be conducted at the Hopewell church near Farmland Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Rev. Thurman Oren officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Floy Beetley Dies Suddenly Sunday At Spartanburg.

Floy Carlton (Foxy) Beetley, 59, well-known insurance agent and former trustee of Greensfork township and a Democratic candidate for trustee of Greensfork township in the May primary, died suddenly at 10:45 o'clock Sunday morning at his home northeast of Spartanburg. He was a member of the Lynn Masonic and K. of P. lodges and was active in the Lynn Parent-Teachers association.

Surviving are the widow, Flossie; one son, Byron, of Spartanburg; one daughter, June, at home; a granddaughter; two brothers, Howe, of Hollansburg, O., and David, of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Spartanburg Christian church, Rev. E. E. Riegel officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. The body will be removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the residence, where friends may call after 6 o'clock Monday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Death Claims Martha Keys; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Jay Keys, 88, widow of Eli W. Keys, who died at 5:45 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her son, Artie, four miles east of Winchester, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Jericho Friends church, in charge of Rev. Fred Smith of Richmond and Rev. Laura Fetters. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

Mrs. Keys was born near Lynn and was a resident of the Jericho community for six years.

Surviving are another son, Ira J., of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Minda Platt, of Lynn; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the home of the son, Ira, four and one-half miles east of Winchester, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Wife Of Former County Auditor Dies At Saratoga.

Last rites will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Saratoga U. B. church, for Mrs. Ida E. Fraze, wife of Richard M. (Milo) Fraze, former Randolph county auditor, who died last evening at the family home, one and one-half miles west of Saratoga. Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Harry Reish will officiate and burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

Mrs. Fraze was a member of the the Saratoga U. b. church, the Past Noble Grands of Winchester and the Rebekah lodge of Saratoga. She was a lifelong resident of the Saratoga community.

Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Ernie Nickey of Saratoga, Vere Fraze of Ridgeville, Glenn and Ray Fraze, both of Winchester route four; a foster daughter, Mrs. Gerald Jessup of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Leo Coons of Richmond, and nine grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Rebecca Swank Dies Sunday At Ridgeville Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca D. Swank, 70, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Burgess, in Ridgeville, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville with Rev. A. S. Truex officiating and burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Dunkirk.

Surviving, in addition to the daughter, are a son, Arch Swank, of Muncie; four sisters Mrs Joseph Boger of Marion, Mrs. Dessie Guilford and Mrs. Kate Fredrickson, both of Auburn, and Mrs. Mary Anderson of Chicago; two brothers, James and George Keester, both of Auburn, and two grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Willard Moore Succumbs Today Near Union City.

Willard A. Moore, 66, died at 4 p. m. today at his home nine miles south of Union City where he had resided for the past two years.

Surviving are his wife, Grace; one son, Kenneth, of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Yongling, Silver Springs, Ind.; two brothers, Arthur Moore of Markleville, Ind., and Les Moore of Honey Creek, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Auker, Springport, Ind., and Miss Olla Moore, Amboy, Ind.

The body was been taken to the Polhemus and Shierling mortuary at Daleville, Ind No funeral arrangements have been made.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday and burial was in the Elm Ridge cemetery in Muncie, IN.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Pittsburg --- A nine-week's illness from a complication of diseases resulted in the death of 13-year-old Lois E. Lutz Thursday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton. An eighth grade student at the Monroe township school she leave her mother, Mrs. Esta Lutz, two miles southeast of Pittsburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Overcash and Miriam Lutz.

Final rites were conducted Sunday at Pittsburg with burial in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Rites Are Held For Former Resident.

Funeral services for Jacob F. Sink, 88, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, 227 East Third street, Greenville, were held at the Miller funeral home there at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Interment was in Palestine cemetery.

He was born in Liberty township, Darke county, and was a member of the Order of Red Men and the Pocahontas lodges and a member of the Townsend club in Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Sink, of Union City and Don Sink of Greenville; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Dec. 21, 1857, in Darke Co., OH, the son of Jacob Sink, Sr. and Mary Ann Flatter,]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Rites Are Held For Father Of U. C. Man.

Final rites for Mrs. John Roberds, 73, formerly Della Moore of Union City, who died Sunday morning at her residence in Marion, Ind., were held in that city this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in a Marion cemetery. Mrs. Roberds died following a few days illness from pneumonia.

Survivors include two nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Ray Schricker, Miss Tillie Wigger and Laurren Wigger, all of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Last Rites For W. Z. Sheppard Are Thursday.

William Zane Sheppard died suddenly early Sunday evening at his home near Huntsville. He was 59 years old and was a Republican candidate for advisory board of West River township in the May primary.

Funeral services for Mr. Sheppard will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning in the Huntsville Methodist church with Rev. Robert Correll and Rev. C. K. Kerlin officiating. Interment will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Celina; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Howell and Mrs. Thelma Hinshaw, both of Modoc, and Mrs. Georgia Cross of Farmland; three sons, Clarence of Modoc, William of Denver, Colo., and Roger of Lynn; one brother, Arlie, of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Fred Whitehead, of Winchester, and a stepsister, Mrs. George Rowe, of Richmond; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Death Claims Charles Cory; Rites Wednesday.

Final rites for Charles William Cory, 50, of Losantville, who died Sunday in the Henry County hospital at New Castle, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Losantville Methodist church and burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery.

Surviving are one son, Frank, of Texas; one sister, Mrs. Lola Cory, of Losantville; one brother Frank, of Hagerstown.

Mr. Cory was a veteran of World War I. Friends may call at the residence until the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Ethel McNeese Dies At Home In Farmland.

Ethel Mae McNeese, 59, died at her home in Farmland at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. Last rites were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Farmland Nazarene church with Rev. George Addington officiating and Rev. Dee Henderson assisting. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Charles H.; four sons, Kenneth, Jack and Robert, all of Farmland, and Marvin of Losantville; one sister, Mrs. Hattie York of Cambridge, and one brother, Orlando Arthur of Muncie.

Mrs. McNeese was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

[Believe this name should be McNees. In her filed Will for probate she named grandchildren, Ula, Lilly Mae, Doris, Sylvia and Pearl Marker.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Calvin L. Smith 84, retired Greenville brick mason, died Saturday at his residence there following a six-month illness from a complication of diseases.

Surviving are his wife, Anna; one son, Noble Smith, of Ansonia; two daughters, Salome Smith, at home, and Mrs. Stuart Baker, of Dayton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Rex, Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Bertha Drake, of Clinton, Iowa.

Services were held Monday at the Smith residence, and burial was in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Mrs. Stella Francis, 40, wife of Vincent Francis, died Friday at her farm home, two miles east of Versailles, following a heart attack.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Paul, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Paulus, of Versailles, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Liette, Fort Recovery; Mrs. Genevieve Doeppleman, Minster, and Miss Wilma Paulus, Versailles.

Services were held Monday at Versailles, with interment being made in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Death Claims Andrew Shelley; Rites Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning in the Buena Vista church for Andrew A. Shelley, 81, of Farmland route two, who died at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Kabel, of southwest of Farmland. Rev Zelma Mills will officiate and burial will be in the Conklin cemetery near Harrisville.

The daughter was the only survivor. The body will be returned today to the Kabel home from the Thornburg mortuary where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Graveside Rites For Infant Thomas Are Set For Thursday.

Graveside services for Ronald Lee Thomas will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at the Goshen cemetery north of Richmond, with Rev. Wilbur Thorne in charge. He was the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Thomas of near Lynn. He died Tuesday evening.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Addison Moore, of near Lynn, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Thomas, of Richmond; several uncles and aunts.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 6 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

U. C. Native Dies Tuesday At Valparaiso.

Joseph W. Hinkle, 65, a native of Union City, died at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at a hospital in Valparaiso. He had made his home in Valparaiso for many years.

He was born on August 12, 1890, the son of Mahlon and Nancy Sutton-Hinkle, and lived in Union City for 30 years. Mr. Hinkle was a clerk in a shoe store at Valparaiso.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl; one son, Herbert Hinkle, Valparaiso; three brothers, Vinnie and Jesse, Union City, and Grover, Valparaiso, and two sisters, Flossie Mader, Union City, and Nora Thornhill, Muncie.

Final rites will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. (CST) at the Lisbon Church of Christ with Rev. Harold Riesch of Saratoga, in charge. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be shipped to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City, and will lie in state at the church an hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Laura Harris Dies At Hospital In Richmond.

Laura K. Harris, 47, passed away at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond at 10:30 a. m. Monday after a lingering illness. She was a resident of near Fountain City.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Forrest Million of near Fountain City, Mrs. Burgess Chasteen of Richmond, Margaret, Nellie, Hazel Madonna and Bada May, all at home; two sons, William at home, and John of Richmond; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy West and Mrs. Hazel Cole, both of Richmond; two brothers, William and Chester Clark of Richmond.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fountain City Friends church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- George W. Kurtz, 77, died Monday at his residence in Greenville following a three-year illness.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Mamie; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Davis, Dayton, and Mrs. Lil Anderson, of Camden, and several nieces and nephews,

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville. Interment will be in Shiloh cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

North Dayton --- Mrs. Maude Horine, 73, wife of Luther Horine, died Sunday at her farm home near North Dayton on Fort Recovery, route three, after an extended illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Valeria Protzman, of Dayton, and a son, James Mumaw, of Indianapolis, and three brothers.

Services were held Wednesday in Fort Recovery. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William Bruce Smith, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Smith, Greenville, died Wednesday afternoon after a extended illness. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home there with burial in Greenville cemetery.

The deceased was formerly employed in the composing room of the Greenville Daily Advocate, but more recently had worked for the Waco Aircraft company at Troy.

[Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born April 28, 1922 in Greenville, OH, the son of Arthur Smith (b. Greenville, OH) and Betty Elizabeth Bruce (b. Preble Co., OH). He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- William H. Collins, 93, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Russell, in Ithaca, after an extended illness from paralysis. Mr. Collins, a retired farmer, had spent the major part of his life in the Arcanum vicinity.

Besides the son, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Onda Hutner, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Lydia Noggle, Dayton; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at Arcanum, with burial in New Madison cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 23, 1946

Ross Barefoot Dies Sunday At Dayton, O.

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Ross Barefoot, former resident of Winchester and vicinity. Death occurred Sunday at his home in Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock (EST) Wednesday afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Dayton.

Mrs. Barefoot is the former Hazel Gimbel of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 23, 1946

Mrs. Irvin Seitz Dies.

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Irvin Seitz of 2325 Rustic Road, Dayton, Ohio. She was a daughter of the late Mrs. Kate Cook, well-known in Union City, and a niece of Mrs. Ross Shaw, this city.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the residence and at 2:30 p. m. at the College street church, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 23, 1946

Marvin E. Pash, 26, Is Dead Of Wreck Injuries.

Marvin Eugene Pash, 26, of 524 South Meridian street, Winchester, died at 12:10 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, March 27 on state road 32 east of Farmland.

His death marks the second auto accident fatality in Randolph county this year, Dale Parks having died following a wreck near the Jericho church several weeks ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home, Winchester, in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Pash, injured when an automobile driven by Louis E. Robbins, Lynn, left the highway at Mills Lake and crashed into a retaining wall after ploughing through a water-filled creek, had been dismissed from the hospital April 9 and was returned April 19 for surgery.

Both Robbins, who was seriously injured, and Donald Keys, of Winchester, the third occupant of the car, have been released from the hospital.

Pash was born in Winchester February 7, 1920, the son of Bertha E. Catey and Horace Pash. The mother survives, along with one brother, Robert E., in the army at Fort Knox, Ky.; two sisters, Olive M. Pash and Helen Pash Heaton of Winchester; and a grandmother, Mrs. Stace Catey, of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 23, 1946

Funeral Services Are Held Sunday For Ridgeville Woman.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Leach, 82, of near Ridgeville, who died late Friday at the Randolph County hospital, were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Weldon Hueber, of near Ridgeville. Burial was in the Deerfield cemetery.

She was a native of England, coming to Randolph count when a young woman. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Levi Eppleheimer, of Portland; Mrs. Louise Schnein, of Onarga, Ill., and Mrs. Hueber, and one son, Roy, of Marion, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Father Of U. C. Woman Dies Near Portland.

George Kantner, 79, father of Mrs. Zold Bringer of northeast of Union City, died at his home near Portland at one o'clock Monday afternoon following a heart attack.

He was born in Bucks County, Pa., on July 10, 1866, the son of August and Priscilla (Burkey) Kantner. On September 29, 1892 he was married to Emily Gillette, who died February 17, 1921. Mr. Kantner was a retired Madison township farmer.

Survivors include the following other children: Cora and Dessie Kantner, at home; one grandson, Norval G. Bringer, who is with the army stationed in Paris, France; two brothers, Charles, of southeast of Portland, and Lewis, of Champaign, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Thamie Stoner, of San Diego, Cal.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Salamonia Methodist church with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body was returned from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the late residence Tuesday evening, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Brother Of Local Resident Succumbs.

Cambridge City --- Ollie William Timmons, 61 years old, died Tuesday morning.

He is survived by the widow, Rose; one son, Charles William, at home; four daughters, June Puline, at home, Mrs. Roberta Slater, and Mrs. Pauline Kyle, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Thelma Fudge, California; three grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Timmons, Arcanum, O., and Orville Timmons, Union City, O.; one sister, Mrs. Opal Gladfelter, Hagerstown; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Timmons will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Howard and Son funeral home in Cambridge City with Rev. George W. Smith in charge. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Sister Of Union City Man Dies In New York Sunday.

Ortwell Morrow of Union City has been notified of the death of his sister, Mrs. J. E. Broyles, in Buffalo, N. Y., Sunday night. The deceased was a former resident of Pennville.

Surviving besides the brother is the husband.

The body will arrive in Union City at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning and will be taken to the Polhemus and Crosby funeral home in Pennville where services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Gertrude Taylor Simison, 87, a member of one of Greenville's prominent pioneer families, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. B. B. Berkheimer, 904 Washington avenue, after a two-year illness

Surviving are the daughter; two sons, John and Robert Taylor, Los Angeles, Calif., and one grandchild.

Services were held Wednesday in Greenville, with burial there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born March 22, 1859 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of John B. Taylor (b, Chestershire, England) and Martha Dana Farrah (b. Greenville, OH). She was the widow of Miles P. Simison.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Nashville --- Mrs. Della May Forsythe, 47, died Saturday at the Charles Miller residence, one mile north of Nashville, after a two-year illness. She was employed at the farm home as a housekeeper.

Immediate survivors include her father, John Burkett, of Weaver's Station, and a sister.

Services were held Tuesday at Hollansburg. Burial was in the Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- John Rush Mills, 85, a prominent Harrison township farmer, died Sunday at his residence, one mile west of New Madison, after a six-month illness from heart trouble.

Surviving are his wife Estella; four sons, Russell, of New Madison; Mark, of Middletown; Lt. John Mills, Oceanside, Calif., and Bennie, of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Naomi Jobes, of Greenville, and Mrs. Violet Lowdenslager, of Dayton, and three grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon in New Madison. Interment was in the New Madison cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Sept. 10, 1860 in New Madison, OH, the son of John W. Mills and Malinda Rush (both b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 25, 1946

Jack Snyder Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Harvey V. (Jack) Snyder, 49 years old, of 216 West South street, Winchester, passed away at 8:45 o'clock Thursday morning at the Randolph County hospital. He had been in failing health for the past several years and had been confined to the hospital since last Monday.

The deceased was born in Columbus, Ind. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the American Legion and the Union City Elks club. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are the wife, Edith; one brother, Dr. R. H. Kent, of Franklin, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. C. Raymond Boll, Sr., of Columbus, Ind., and seven nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Snyder will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p. m. Friday. The Union City Elks Lodge will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow Friday at 7:30 p. m. The American Legion will conduct military rites at the graveside.

Mr. Snyder was a well-known Winchester man and for the past ten years had been an employe of the Duvall clothing store, with which he became associated after leaving the Miller men's clothing store. He had been a resident of Winchester for twenty-one years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 25, 1946

Brother Of Local Woman Is Dead; Services Friday.

Mrs. Jesse Anders of North Howard street, Union City, is mourning the death of her brother, Charles O. Miller, 64, who died Tuesday night at his residence, 2922 East Fifth street, Dayton, Ohio, after an extended illness.

A former employee of the Acme Aluminum Alloys corporation in Dayton, Mr. Miller was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church.

Surviving besides the sister, are his widow, Bertha Mae; eight daughters, Mrs. Leona Hecker, of Tip City; Mrs. Frances Schaeff, Mrs. Odean Burroughs, Mrs. Junelvid Peck and Misses Rosella, Beverly, Joan and Janet Miller, all of Dayton; four sons, Carl of Florida and Edward, Melvin and Howard, Dayton, and another sister, Mrs. Clara Landis, Dayton.

Final rites will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at Dayton, with burial in a Dayton cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 25, 1946

Mary J. Bright Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mary J. Bright, 84, of 535 South Main street, Winchester, passed away at 1 a. m. today following a serious illness of four months. She was the widow of the late Abner Bright and a native of Randolph county and a resident of Winchester for over 50 years. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. C. C. Sl----n, of Chicago; one son, W. Pearl Bright, of Winchester; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. Cora Garnin of Scott City, Kan., and Mrs. Laura McLaughlin of Rome, Iowa; three half-brothers, Frank Bright of Ottumwa, Iowa; James Bright of Scott City, and Jack Bright of Roy, Wash.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the residence in Winchester in charge of Rev. Gilbert Wine, with interment in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Irvin T. Wilt, 81, retired Arcanum businessman, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a short illness.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Dubbs Wilt; one brother, Elmer Wilt, of Wichita, Kansas, and several nieces and nephews.

Final rites were held Wednesday in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 26, 1946

Death Claims Mary E. Lyons At Home Of Son.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lyons, 75, widow of Lawrence Lyons, passed away at 12:15 a. m. today at the home of a son, James, 627 West Pearl street, Union City, after a three and one-half month illness.

She was born in Richmond, Ind., September 17, 1870, daughter of James and Catharine O'Neil-Spring, and came to the Union City community at an early age. She attended the Egypt school in Darke county, and was married to Mr. Lyons at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City October 30, 1894. Her late husband operated a restaurant on North Columbia street, Union City, for a number of years prior to his death. She was a member of the St. Mary's church in Union City.

Mrs. Lyons leaves besides the son, one other son, Thomas H. Lyons, Union City; two daughters, Mrs. John Dillon Union City, and Mrs. Ernest Strait, Ft. Wayne; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken from the Brooks and Son funeral home to the Pearl street address where friends may call after Saturday afternoon.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 26, 1946

Last Rites For Lilla Lesley To Be Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lilla C. Lesley, 79, who died of a heart ailment at the Randolph County hospital at 1 p. m. Thursday, will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence, 400 South Meridian street, Winchester, until 1 p. m. Saturday.

Mrs. Lesley was the wife of Willard Lesley and they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary last November. Besides the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Cox of Center, N. D., and Miss Ruth Lesley, teacher in the McKinley school.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 27, 1946

German Native Dies At Home In Union City.

William Henry Barlage, 71, a native of Bremen, Germany, died suddenly Friday afternoon at his residence at 234 North Plum street in Union City, following a heart attack. He had been in failing health for a number of years.

Mr. Barlage was born February 22, 1875, the son of William and Veronica Barlage and attended schools in Germany. He came to the United States in 1898 and was married to Martha Roehm in New York City, April 11, 1911. They came to Union City in 1913 where Mr. Barlage worked at the old carriage factory and later at the Union City Body Company until his retirement about seventeen years ago. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church.

The widow is the only survivor.

Final rites will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating. Burial will be at 10 a. m. (DST) Monday in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 27, 1946

Graveside Rites Held For Pickett Infant.

Graveside rites were held at 10:30 a. m. today at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester for Sharon Anne Pickett, stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pickett, 926 West Oak street, Union City. Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiated and the Brooks and Son funeral hoe in Union City was in charge of the arrangements. The child was stillborn at the Union City hospital Friday.

Besides the parents, survivors include a sister, Ramonda Sue, at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pickett of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- John E. Shuttleworth, 74, retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday at his home in Arcanum following a two-week illness from heart trouble.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Luella; seven children, Archie and Arthur Shuttleworth, Mrs. Yarda Swabb and Mrs. Mary May Ryan, all of Arcanum; Mrs. Stella Shields, Hollansburg; Luther Shuttleworth, West Milton, and Mrs. Bessie Fudge, Arcanum; several grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters.

Services were held Saturday at Arcanum, with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 29, 1946

Collins Rites At Muncie Tuesday At 2.

Muncie, Ind, April 29 - Rev. Howard Franklin Collins, 73, of 2201 East Willard street, died at 12:35 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Ball hospital after an illness of two weeks. He had lived in Muncie for forty-two years, moving here from Winchester. He had served in the Free Christian church during his thirty-one years in the ministry.

Survivors are the wife, Caroline Trefz; six daughters, Mrs. Frieda Hahn, Mrs. Daisy Flick and Mrs. Emma Todd all of Muncie, Mrs. Christina Kitchen of Blountsville, Mrs. Dora Eppard of Springport, and Mrs. Ross Thompson of Waco, Texas; three sons, William A. and Austin L. Collins, both of Muncie, and Ernest H. Collins of Huntington, W. Va.; one brother, Horace Collins of Winchester, thirty-seven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Final rites for Rev. Collins will be conducted by Rev. Drefus McAdams at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Piepho chapel. Burial will follow in Beech Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 29, 1946

Dora Denniston Passes Away; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Dora Susanne Denniston, 79, a resident of the Union City community practically all her life, died Sunday at 11 a. m. at her residence on [rural] route one following a heart attack she suffered over a week ago. He had been in declining health for several years.

Mrs. Denniston was born in Ward township, Randolph county, January 6, 1867, daughter of William and Elizabeth Shierling-Almonrode, and attended the Saratoga schools. She was mares to W. C. L. Denniston at her home south of Saratoga November 21, 1885. Mr. Denniston passed away in 1916.

She leaves three daughters, Miss Flossie Myrtle Denniston, at home; Mrs. George Horine, Ft. Recovery, and Mrs. Russell Rhoades, Union City, route one; two sons, W. R. Denniston, Greenville, route three, and Clyde R. Denniston, Greenville, and several grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy; another, Mrs. Donald Isenbarger, in 1927, and one son, Samuel Virgil, in 1928.

The body has been taken from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call at any time.

Final rites will be held at 2:30 p. m. (DST) Wednesday at the New Lisbon Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 29, 1946

Mrs. Mary F. Mills Dies At Home On Huntsville Road.

Mrs. Mary F. Mills, 56, widow of the late Rev. Earl Mills, passed away at 12:20 a. m. today at her residence, 716 Huntsville road. She had recently made her home near Portland.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Grace McDonald of Winchester; four sons, James E. and George, both of Muncie, Ora, of Canton, O., and Robert, of Winchester; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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