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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1946

Paul H. Hirsch Of Union City Passes Away.

Paul Henry Hirsch, age 77, a lifelong resident of Union City, passed away Tuesday at 7:45 p. m. at his residence, 312 North High street, after an extended illness.

Mr. Hirsch was a charter member of the Elks lodge in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Albert Tinder of Indianapolis, and Miss Mabelle Hirsch, New York City; one grandson, Jack; a sister, Miss Mathilde Hirsch, and a foster brother, Fred Hirsch, both of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. A. J. Klopfer officiating. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery. The Elks Lodge will conduct a Lodge of Sorrow at the funeral home on Thursday night.

Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1946

Short Illness Proves Fatal To Samuel James.

Samuel L. James, 76, of three miles southwest of Farmland, passed away at the home of a sister, Mrs. Charles Moore, 430 South Meridian street, Winchester, at 10:30 a. m. today following an illness of about ten days.

Surviving besides the sister at whose home he died are four other sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pegg, of near Farmland; Mrs. Ella Pegg of near Winchester; Mrs. Mae McNees of Farmland and Mrs. Ernest Mason of Winchester; one brother, Wesley James, of Farmland.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland where funeral arrangements will be announced.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Frenchtown --- Theodore Baltes, 59, a lifelong resident of the Frenchtown vicinity, died Saturday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a one-year illness.

Services were held Tuesday in Frenchtown, with burial in a cemetery there.

He leaves a wife, Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Gerling, Versailles; Joan, at home, and Catherine, of Dayton; four sons, Orville, of Piqua; Curtis and Joseph, both of Versailles, and John, at home; 12 grandchildren and two brothers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Fourman, 55, wife of Charles Fourman, of near Arcanum, whose death occurred last Friday night at a Dayton hospital, were held Tuesday in Arcanum.

Burial was at Castine.

She leaves the husband, two sisters and one brother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 2, 1946

E. Orval Cox Dies Today At Home Near Lynn.

E. Orval Cox, 62, passed away at his home southwest of Lynn at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday after an illness of three months.

Surviving are the widow, Ethel; one daughter, Mrs. Naomi Sharp at home; three sons, Delson and William, both of Richmond, Reid of Shandon, O., 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Darwin Craig of Williamsburg, Ind.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Morgan Creek church with interment in the Williamsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 4, 1946

Darke County Death.

Verona --- A former Darke county resident, Margaret A. Fourman, 82, died Wednesday night at the home of a son, Thomas, near Verona.

She leaves a total of 104 immediate survivors including 11 other children. They are Earl Fourman, also of near Verona; William, of West Milton, and James of Union; Mrs. Emma Shafer, Mrs. Sarah Jones and Mrs. Iva Bliss, all of Brookville; Mrs. Pearl Sommers, Ansonia; Mrs. Margaret Jones, Dayton; Mrs. Clara Shafer, Tipp City, rural route; Mrs. Effie Knee, of Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Nettie Miller, Dayton. The other surviving relatives include 41 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. The brothers, John, Fred and James Lephart, all reside in Ansonia. The sisters are Mrs. Catherine Westfall, of Rossburg, and Mrs. Angie Poling, Dayton.

Services were held Saturday afternoon in Arcanum. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1946

Final Rites Today For Oliver Rawlings, Ex-Commissioner.

Final rites were conducted at 2:30 p. m. (CST) today for Oliver Rawlings, 82, former Randolph county commissioner who died Saturday morning at his home southwest of Modoc. Rev. Arthur McDivett officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Rawlings was a prominent Democrat. He served 12 years as trustee of Nettle Creek township and four years as county commissioner.

He leaves two children, Mrs. Ray Lindsey and Earl Rawlings of Losantville; one brother, John Rawlings of Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1946

Ella R. Freeman Dies At Home In Spartanburg.

Mrs. Ella R. Freeman, 73, passed away at her home in Spartanburg at 12:10 p. m. Sunday after a lingering illness. She was the widow of the late Thornt Freeman.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rexford Morgan of North Hollywood, Cal., Miss Stella Freeman of near Union City, and Mrs. Homer Coleman of near Fountain City; four sons, Ralph of Lynn, Paul of near Lynn, Cecil of Richmond, and Harold of Spartanburg; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Alva Randall of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Spartanburg Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne assisted by Rev. Charles Alford officiating. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1946

Services For Father Of Union City Woman Held In Ft. Recovery.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Fort Recovery Friday morning for George Tieben, 77, father of Mrs. Anna Speelman of Union City, who passed away Tuesday night at Gibbons hospital in Celina, Ohio. A resident of Ft. Recovery, he had been ill for one month.

The deceased was born on April 29, 1869, the son of George and Audalite (Osterman) Tieben. He was married to Minnie May Hall at Portland on February14, 1907. By occupation Mr. Tieben was a farmer.

Surviving, besides the daughter, are his wife, and four other children, Mrs. Esther Wingate of Muncie, Staff Sgt. George Tieben, stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., Iris Juanita and Agatha Tieben, at home, and five grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1946

Death Claims Flora B. Cross; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Christian church at Losantville for Mrs. Flora B. Cross, 65, who died Saturday at her home southeast of Selma after a lingering illness. Rev. Denver Metzer, assisted by Opal Gilmore, will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

Survivors are three children, Minard Cross of Selma, and Frances and Eugene Cross, at home; and one brother, William Sulteen of Toledo, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 6, 1946

O. S. (Shirley) Marsh, 1894 Graduate, Dies At Anderson.

Word has been received here of the death of O. S. (Shirley) Marsh, 71, graduate of Winchester high school with the class of 1894, death occurring last Monday in Anderson, with Masonic burial there Thursday.

Mr. Marsh, a first cousin of the late Charles and William Beeson, was the son of William Penn Marsh and was a salesman for the Mooney, Mueller – Ward Drug company. He had been a resident of Anderson for 40 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 7, 1946

Death Claims Mother Of U. C. Resident; Services Wednesday.

Mrs. Emma Ellen Mong, 79, mother of C. O. Mong, of Union City, died Sunday evening at his residence, 219 Locust street, Greenville. Death was attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke she had suffered last Friday.

Mrs. Mong was one of the oldest active members of the First Christian church in Greenville, having been a regular attendant for 68 years.

Besides the son, she leaves her husband, Frank Mong; two other sons, Raymond and Fern Mong, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Gilbert, Greenville rural route; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Conway, Greenville and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:15 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville and at 2:30 o'clock at the Christian church there. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 7, 1946

Former Resident Of Union City Succumbs Today.

Nathan (Nat) Coby, 65, formerly of Union City, died suddenly this morning at 2:30 o'clock at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton from the effects of a heart attack. A resident at 8 South Gettysburg avenue, Dayton, he had undergone an appendicitis operation Saturday.

Mr. Coby was born September 18, 1880 in Jay county, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Imel-Coby, and attended Jay county schools. He came to Union City at the age of 12 and married Jessie Warren in Union City July 4, 1898. He worked at the old Carriage factory in Union City until he and his wife moved to Dayton 22 years ago. He was last employed as an assembler at the Dayton Fyre-fyter company.

He leaves the widow and one brother, Samuel Coby, Union City. A brother, Curt, died four weeks ago.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 8, 1946

Aged Resident Dies At Home In Union City.

A resident of Union City for several years, James O'Connor, 75, died at the city hospital at 7:30 a. m. today following a week's serious illness caused from a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for about two years.

Mr. O'Connor resided at the home of Mrs. Hattie Miller, 315 ? West Oak street.

Having been born October 1, 1870, he was the son of Thomas and Margaret Dougherty-O'Connor. For several years he was foreman of maintenance on the Big Four railroad until his retirement many years ago. Mr. O'Connor was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City.

The last member of his family, there are no immediate survivors. One brother and a sister preceded him in death.

The body has been taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 3 p. m. Thursday.

Last rites will be conducted Saturday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Father Aquinas Knoff in Charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Leora Harter, 64, wife of Omar Harter, a well known Harrison township farmer, died Sunday at her residence, one mile north of New Madison, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered one week ago.

Besides the husband, she leave one daughter, Mrs. Eloise Morgan, of Richmond, Ind.; four sons, Clinton, of Ansonia; Roscoe, of Lewisburg; Russell, Dayton, and Lowell, of West Manchester; seven grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Lillian Henninger, of Arcanum, and three brothers, William Stewart, of Arno, Wis.; John Stewart, of Xenia, and Frank Stewart, of New Madison.

Services were held Wednesday at New Madison, with burial at Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Leora Estella Harter was born April 18, 1882 at Ft. Jefferson, OH, the daughter of James Stewart and Melinda Sheet (both b. in PA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1946

Darke County Death.

North Star --- George W. Blakeley, 81, died Tuesday at his farm home, two and one-half miles west of North Star.

Immediate survivors include two sons, Rush Blakeley, of Greenville, and L. L. Blakeley, North Star; two daughters, Ethel Blakeley, at home, and Mrs. Susie Boze, of Flint, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Budd, of New Weston.

Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Shook Chapel M. E. church with interment in the the church cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that George Washington Blakeley was born Sept. 26, 1864 in Greene Co., OH, the son of Thomas J. Blakeley and Sarah J. Sanderson (both b. Augusta Co., VA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held in Greenville Friday for Mrs. Dorsola Catherine Howard, 36, wife of Alonzo Howard, Greenville, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon at Wayne hospital there.

Burial was at Abbottsville.

Besides the husband, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hildebrand, Greenville; one brother, John Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. John Abbott and Geraldine Hildebrand, Greenville, and a grandmother, Mrs. Ida May Meeker, Greenville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 24, 1909 in Greenville, OH, the daughter of Frank Hildebrand (b. Greenville, OH) and Laura Ethel Meeker (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 11, 1946

Services Are Held For Wayne Smith, Union City Native.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Bethany, Scott county, Ind., Thursday afternoon for Wayne Smith, 66, a native of near Union City, who died last Tuesday at his home in Scott county. He had been ill for two weeks. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born November 26, 1879, son of Joseph R. and Lydia A. Stewart-Smith, and resided near Union City until 40 years ago, when he moved to Scott county. He was an active member of the Christian church at New Lisbon, and later was active in the Baptist church at Bethany.

Surviving are his wife, Allie Belle; two sons, Raymond and Ivan, Scott county; two grandchildren, Viola Belle and Hubert Lee; two brothers, Everett Smith, Indianapolis, and Ross Smith, Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Delta May Carter, Russiaville, Ind., and Mrs. Alta Lorena Vandervere, Detroit.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 13, 1946

Anna Circle Dies Near Winchester; Services Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Circle, 80, who died at 5 o'clock Saturday evening at her home near Winchester, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester. Burial will be in the Ridgeville cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Lay, of Ridgeville, and two brothers, James Taylor of Allegan [?], Mich., and Harry Taylor, of Rock Island, Ill.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 13, 1946

Hillgrove Man Passes Away; Rites Tuesday.

Franklin Sadgebury, 84, a retired painter and paper hanger, died at 9:10 p. m. Saturday at his residence in Hillgrove, southeast of Union City, following an eight-week illness from diabetes. He had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

Mr. Sadgebury was born September 22, 1861, in Jackson, Ohio township, son of W. T. and Mary Fertig-Sadgebury, and attended school in Hillgrove. He was married to Laura Vermillion, who died in 1926 and later married to Dinah Royer in Union City during 1930. A lifelong resident of the Hillgrove vicinity, Mr. Sadgebury was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving are the widow, four step-daughters, and one step-son.

Final rites will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Interment will be in Hillgrove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Isaac A. Faught, 76, an employe of the Treaty company, Greenville, for over (?) years, died Friday at his residence in that city after a six-month illness.

Surviving are his wife, Amy; two daughter, Mrs. John W. Boots, of Selma, Ind., and Thelma Faught, at home; one grandchild; a brother, Elmer Faught, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Harry Amstutz, also of Grand Rapids.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 12, 1870 in Mercer Co., OH, the son of John Faught (b. Mercer Co., OH) and Elmira McDonald.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 14 1946

Elkanah Hill, Orphans Home President, Dies.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Winchester Friends church for Ekahah Hill, 82 years old, who died at the Randolph County hospital Monday evening following an illness of 10 days. Rev. Aaron Napier will officiate and burial will be in the Jericho cemetery, of which Mr. Hill was a trustee.

Mr. Hill, a lifelong resident and well-known farmer of Randolph county, resided four miles southeast of Winchester. He was recognized as one of the best stock men in the county. He was especially interested in alfalfa hay and was a leader in 4-H club work. He was born November 9, 1863, the son of John B. and Mary (Nixon) Hill.

For 40 years he had been a trustee of the James Moorman Orphans home, near Winchester, for the past 15 or 20 years serving as president of the board. Unfortunate boys and girls were his special care.

Mr. Hill also was a director of the Randolph County Farmers' institute. He was a member and a trustee of the Friends church, and a member of the Ministry and Oversight board as well as a trustee of the Jericho cemetery.

One sister, Mrs. Emily Hill with whom he resided, is his only survivor.

The body will be returned from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the home where friends may call after 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 15, 1946

Death Claims Union City Man, 80 Years Old.

Charles E. Slife, 80, of 237 South Howard street, Union City, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday at 4 p. m.

Surviving are the widow, Jenny, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Maloon, Union City.

The body of Mr. Slife is at the Kessler funeral home in New Paris, Ohio, pending burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Union City United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was made in Spring Lawn Cemetery at New Paris, Ohio. He was born March 12, 1866, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Slife. A retired farmer, he and his wife had lived in the southern part of Ohio until they came to Union City nine years before his death.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 15, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Charles H. Prasuhn, 73, a prominent, retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at his residence in Ansonia. Death was attributed to the effects of a stroke of apoplexy he suffered nine days ago.

Surviving are his wife, Sophia; two sons, Harry of Ansonia, and Oscar, of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Williams, of Hebron, O., and Mrs. John Michell, Columbus, and seven grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday at Ansonia, with burial in St. John's cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that he was born January 8, 1873, in Greenville, OH, the son of Henry Prasuhn and Charlotte ______ (both b. in Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1946

William Murphy Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

William W. Murphy, 80 years old, a resident of Lynn, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 4 a. m. today.

Surviving are two brothers, Albert L., of Lynn, and Roy S., of New Castle.

Funeral services for Mr. Murphy will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Saturday at the Bloomingport Friends church with interment in the Williamsburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 2 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1946

Funeral Services For Myrtle Armstrong To Be Held Friday.

Final rites for Mrs. Myrtle F. Armstrong, 63, wife of Frank Armstrong, who died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at her farm residence, one and a-half miles north of Woodington, east of Union City, will bed held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev Noble Schlecty will be in charge, with burial at Fort Jefferson.

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

Mrs. Armstrong died from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Forest L. Armstrong, of Redland, Calif.; one grandchild, and two brothers, Samuel Hughes of Colon, Mich., and Charles Hughes, of near Dayton.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 4, 1882 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Louis Hughes and Sarah Bindger (both b. Darke Co., OH)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1946

Mary Hinshaw Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Hinshaw, 408 North East street, Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital at 1 a. m. Wednesday at the age of 87 years. She had been ill for the past three months, and in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

Mrs. Hinshaw came to Randolph county 80 years ago. She resided in the Stone Station community up until 30 years ago when she moved to Winchester. She was born September 30, 1858 in Preble county, Ohio, the daughter of Peter and Rachel (Davis) Owens, and was the widow of the the late Seth Hinshaw who died in 1932.

Surviving are one daughter, Bessie M. Grow, at home; one son, Logan Hinshaw, of Summitville, Ind.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hinshaw will be conducted at the East Street Congregational Christian church in Winchester, of which she was a member, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Leo McKinley in charge. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1946

Selma Man Dies At Hospital In Muncie Tuesday.

William M. Shirrell, 62 years old, of Selma, died at midnight Tuesday at the Ball hospital in Muncie.

He is survived by the widow, Susan; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Hamcy; two sons, Thomas and William, both of Selma; a sister, Armenty Carter; two half-sisters, Lena and Martha Shaw; a brother Thomas Shaw and two half-brothers, Charles and John Shaw, all of Sparta, Tenn.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc pending funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Rev. Calvin I. Huffman, former pastor of the Greenville Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, died Tuesday at his home in Elkhart, Ind.

He leaves a wife, Cora; one son, Charles of Elkhart, and two daughters, Mrs. Irene Ditmer, of Springfield, O., and Mrs. Fern Ummel, of near Elkhart.

Services were held Thursday in Elkhart, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 17, 1946

Aged Resident Of Union City Dies At Home.

Mrs. Belle L. Kennon, 82, a lifetime resident of the Union City community, passed away at 1:15 p. m. Thursday at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wright, 317 East Elm street, from the effects of a left fractured hip she suffered in a fall on April 28. She was dismissed from the Union City hospital to the residence on May 5 after receiving care for her injury.

Mrs. Kennon was born January 7, 1864 in Darke county, near Union City, daughter of Andrew and Levina McClintock-Swathwood, and attended schools in that county. She was married to Thomas E. Kennon who preceded her in death in 1937. Mrs. Kennon attended the Waterhouse United Brethren church. She had resided at the Elm street address for the past ten years.

Her immediate survivors include, besides the daughter, two other daughters, Mrs. Nettie Faler, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Daisie Mason, Union City; two sons, William P. Smith, Richmond, Ind., and Elwood Kennon, Union City, and several grandchildren.

Last rites will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Will Frank in charge. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 17, 1946

Death Claims Former Union City Resident.

Through C. A. Harshman of Glendale, Calif., formerly of Union City, it has been learned that Nelson S. Mead, former operator of the old Mead elevator which was located where the Brierley bakery is at the present time on south Columbia street, passed away May 5 in Pasadena, Calif.

Services for Mr. Mead were held May 9 at the Lamb funeral home in Pasadena, with burial at Forest Lawn cemetery there.

Mr. Mead who was well known here, managed the elevator for several years. Later fire destroyed that building.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 17, 1946

Aged Resident Of Fountain City Dies.

Fountain City, May 17 (INS) --- Milo A. Brown, 83, died Thursday at the home of his son, Herbert Brown.

He leaves one son, Herbert Brown, Fountain City; one nephew, Rev. Lester Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and one niece, Miss Mary Bonner, Charleroi, Pa. He was born in West Elkton, Ohio, and had resided in this community for more than 40 years. He was a birthright member of the Friends church and a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Friends church, in charge of Rev. Logan Smith. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1946

New Dayton Woman, 61, Dies At Hospital.

Mrs. Ollie Prescott, a resident of New Dayton, Ohio, died this morning at 7:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital from complication following an operation.

She was born January 14, 1885 near Pleasant Hill, the daughter of William H. and Carolyn (Lindley) Stooksbury.

On June 28, 1900 she was united in marriage to Frank Prescott who survives with the following children: Everett Prescott; Henry Prescott; Mrs. Edith Welch; Mrs. Minnie Scholl; and Mrs. Ethel Bowers all residing near Union City. Three daughters are deceased. Two sisters, Mrs. Ella Cline of Ansonia; and Mrs. Mary Sipe of Winchester. Two brothers, Alva Stooksbury of Union City and Ross Stooksbury, a service man stationed in California. 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Pleasant Hill church with Rev Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland and will be returned to the late residence Sunday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 18, 1946

Native Of Union City Community Is Dead.

Belated word has revealed that Mrs. Marie Isenbarger, 83, a native of the Union City community, passed away last Saturday at the home of son, Donald, in Clawson, a district in Detroit, from complications and a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in failing health about two years.

Services were held Tuesday in Detroit, with burial in Oak Lawn cemetery in that city.

Mrs. Isenbarger lived northeast of Union City in the Lisbon vicinity until 19 years ago when she made her home with the son.

She leaves, besides the son, two daughters, Mrs. Viola Isenbarger, Lynn, and Mrs. Ray Hammons, Gary, Ind., and three grandsons, Elvin, Carl and Ralph Isenbarger. Two nieces, Mrs. Max Shoenfeld and Mrs. Ruth Fisher, reside in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 20, 1946

Bothast Death Occurs Sunday In Union City.

Adolph Bothast, 76, a retired blacksmith, died at the Union City hospital at 4 p. m. Sunday from an illness of complications. A resident of Union City practically his entire life, Mr. Bothast had been confined to the hospital over two weeks. His late residence was on West Oak street.

He was born in Union City November 2, 1869, son of George and Christena Adams-Bothast, and attended the Union City schools. He was married to Lusetta Jane Hinkle near Saratoga on October 18, 1893. She preceded him in death 19 years ago. Mr. Bothast was at one time a member of the Lutheran church and I. O. O. F. lodge in Union City.

Mr. Bothast leaves two daughters, Mrs. Laurren Wigger, Union City, and Mrs. O. H. Shafer, Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Harvey Bothast, Union City, and Robert Bothast, Dayton; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Smith, Union City, Mrs. Bernie Williams, Union City, and Mrs. Will Alexander, west of Union City.

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

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. George Wiegand officiating. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 20, 1946

Former Resident Of Near Farmland Dies; Services Tuesday.

William J. Reed, 75, former resident of north of Farmland, died Sunday morning at the home of his son, Ray Reed, seven and three-fourths miles northwest of Hartford City.

Surviving are the widow, Flora, two sons, Ray of near Hartford City and Russell Reed of Ridgeville; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Hall of Brookston and Mrs. Mae Calhoun of Parker, fifteen grandchildren, and one brother, W. V. Reed of Roll.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Hubert Clevenger, of Albany, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of the son, Ray. Burial will be in Strong cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 20, 1946

Heart Attack Proves Fatal To C. N. Wise.

Charles Newton Wise, 71, a lifelong resident of Darke county, passed away very suddenly at 9:45 p. m. Saturday at his home, 542 Wall street, Union City, following a heart attack.

He was born in Greenville township March 27, 1875, son of Elias and Angeline Clarke-Wise, and attended Spring Hill school. He was united in marriage with Lizzie Ellen Ryan near Greenville April 7, 1896. Mr. Wise came to Union City about 12 years ago, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 7 of this year. Mr. Wise was a retired insurance man.

Surviving besides the widow, are two daughters, Mrs. James Lyons, Union City, and Mrs. Marie Shiverdecker, Ansonia; one son, Robert Wise, Union City; seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ambrose Stump, south of Union City. One son, Eldon, preceded him in death.

The body has been removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call at any time.

Short services will be held at the residence at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, and then the remains will be taken to the funeral home where last rites will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 27, 1875 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Elias Wise (b. Germantown, OH) and Angeline Clark.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 21, 1946

County Native Dies At Home Near North Salem.

Mrs. Lena McFadden, 78 years old, of one mile south of North Salem, passed away at 11:10 p. m. Monday following a month's illness of complications. She suffered a stroke one week ago.

She was born October 18, 1867 in Jackson township, Randolph county, where she has resided her entire life. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Levenia A. (Pratt) Devor and on July 27, 1909 was married to James McFadden, who survives.

Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. Mary Clough of North Salem. One brother and one sister are deceased.

Funeral services for Mrs. McFadden will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Thursday at the residence with Rev. J. H. Nall of Portland officiating. Interment will be in the Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 21, 1946

C. R. Van Skyock Dies At Hospital In Fort Wayne.

Funeral services for Clifford R. Van Skyock, 59, a former resident of Ridgeville who died in the Fort Wayne Methodist hospital Sunday, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville with Rev. A. S. Truex officiating. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

Surviving are the widow; nine children, Charles, Douglas, Ardellia, Clifford, Thomas and Mrs. Albert Smith, all of Ridgeville; Mrs. Rolla Reyman, Roger and Barbara, all of Winchester; two grandchildren; one brother, William; and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Brubaker, of Portland, and Mrs. John Stratton, of Evansville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 21, 1946

Julian Study Dies Today At Home In Lynn.

Julian J. Study, 70, died at his home in Lynn at 1:30 a. m. Monday following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the widow, Martha; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Mosier of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; two granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Albert Murphy of Lynn; and one brother, Elmer Study of Richmond.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (DST) at the New Liberty Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Lester McFarland officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 21, 1946

Darke County Death.

Bradford --- Newton C. Bookwalter, 85, father of Frank Bookwalter, Darke county commissioner, died Friday afternoon at his home in Bradford.

Surviving are his wife, Ida; one daughter, Mrs. Iva Inman, Bradford, rural route; two other sons, Grover, of Dayton, and William, of Covington, rural route; one step-son; two sisters, and three brothers.

Services were held Monday at Bradford, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 22, 1946

Funeral Services Held For Brother Of Local Woman.

Services were held at the Fisher funeral home in Ansonia this afternoon for Gerald Rex Shaw, 21, brother of Mrs. Donna Brooks, Union City, route five, who died Monday at a state hospital at Orient, Ohio, after an extended illness. Rev. Frank Thomas was in charge. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery.

Surviving, besides the sister, are two brothers, Cecil, of Ansonia, and Robert, who serves with the navy, and another sister, Mrs. Helen Cross, Muncie. He was the son of the late Mrs. Georgia Shaw.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 22, 1946

Mary Carter, Former Lynn Resident, Dies.

Mary (Molly) Nichols Carter, 87, former resident of Lynn and widow of the late John W. Carter, passed away late Tuesday evening.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Linnie Hill, of Akron, O.; one brother, E. V. Nichols, of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (DST) at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Franklin Chant officiating. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 22, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Daniel (Vol) Bryson, 85, a retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. V. A. Brown, in New Madison. He had been in poor health for the last year.

He leaves one son, Elmer, of Greenville, route three; two other daughters, Mrs. John I. White, route four, Greenville, and Mrs. Paul Albright, Greenville; to grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 23, 1946

Services For Mother Of Union City Man To Be Held Friday.

Final rites will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Waynedale, a suburb of Ft. Wayne, for Mrs. Goldie Foster, 62, mother of Charles E. Foster, service manager of Lyons Motors, Ford garage in Union City. Burial will be made in a cemetery at Waynedale. Mrs. Foster died Tuesday evening at her home in that city following a heart attack.

She was a member of the Waynedale Community church.

Mrs. Foster leaves, besides the son, her husband, Willis; two other sons, Robert, Jr., of California, and Lee W., of New York; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Mossburg and Mrs. Charles Cunnington, both of Waynedale; two brothers; one sister, and 24 grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. James Lyons, and Mr. and Mrs. John Dillon of Union City, plan to leave for Waynedale Thursday evening for the funeral services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 23, 1946

Ex-Farmland Teacher Dies; Services Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Hernly Coulter, 33, who died at the Ball hospital in Muncie Wednesday afternoon following a brief illness, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Parker Methodist church with Rev. Elizabeth Vannatter officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor cemetery.

Mrs. Coulter resided two and one-half miles southwest of Selma. She was a member of the Parker Methodist church and formerly taught school at Farmland.

Surviving besides the husband, are five sons, Clifford, LaVerne, Lawrence, Rex and Lewis, and two daughters, Lorraine and Martha Jane, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hernly of Parker; six sisters, Mrs. Florence Shores of Modoc, Mrs. Madonna Gordon of Subline [?], O.; Mrs. Glea Baker of New Castle, Mrs. Bernice Armstrong of Acton, Ind.; Mrs. Sylvia Robinson of Losantville, and Miss Beth Hernly of Parker, and five brothers, Ray Hernly of Muncie, ; John of Parker, M. Sgt. Miles Hernly with the army in Germany, and Dale and Virgil, both of Parker.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Andy Hepner, 69, who for the past 17 years had been employed as an engineer at the Darke county infirmary, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack he suffered last Friday.

He leaves one brother, Charles H. Hepner, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles A. Longfellow, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Frank Longfellow, Greenville.

Final rites were conducted in Greenville Thursday afternoon, with burial at Fort Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Andrew Lawrence Hepner was born April 2, 1877 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Emanuel Hepner (b. in PA) and Mary A. Haup (b. in IN). He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 25, 1946

Calvin Faris Rites Set For Monday In Muncie Church.

Muncie, Ind., May 25 --- Funeral services for Calvin Faris, a widely-known abstractor (?) and Republican party leader, who died yesterday morning at the family home, 220 North College avenue, will be conducted at the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Dr. A. Wesley Pugh, pastor of High Street Methodist church, will conduct the service in the absence of the Presbyterian minister, Rev. Lewis W. Gishler, who is absent from the city. Burial will be in the Elm Ridge cemetery.

Mr. Faris was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage on February 17, 1945, while serving as minute clerk and parliamentarian of the Indiana senate and never recovered. He had served in similar official capacities either in the Indiana house or senate when the Republicans were in control from 1917

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 25, 1946

Graveside Services For Hilton Infant Sunday.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester for David Joseph Hilton, five-day-old son of Joseph and Martha (Scott) Hilton, 332 South Columbia street, Union City, who died at the Union City hospital Friday afternoon.

The infant was born at the hospital on May 19. The parents are former residents of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Crawford Binkley, 51-year-old Greenville veteran of World War I, died Thursday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lena Accette, Greenville. Binkley was wounded in action in France in 1918 and his death is directly attributed to service disabilities. He held a life membership in the Disabled America Veterans (DAV).

The one sister is his only immediate survivor. Services were held Saturday in Greenville. Military services were held at Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Records state that he was born Sept. 16, 1894 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Lewis Binkley and Della Shields, (both b. in Darke Co., OH). He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1946

Final Rites To Be Tuesday For Mother Of Union City Woman.

Final rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p .m. At the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Italy Stoddard, 77, mother of Mrs. Chester Mong, Union City, who died Saturday morning at the Darke county infirmary after a lingering illness. Rev. W. L. Denlinger will be in charge, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

Surviving besides the daughter, are five other daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Evans and Mrs. Isabel Smith, both of Dayton; Mrs. Irene Martin, Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Blanche Gullixson, of Reading, Calif., and two half-sisters, Sally Martin, Greenville and Blanche Kincaid, Coshocton. She was the widow of the late Harry Stoddard of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Adam Stockum, 82, died Thursday evening at his home in Arcanum from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered two weeks ago.

One son, Roy, at home, is his only immediate survivor.

Services were held Monday in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Isola Cline, 81-year-old mother of Fred Cline, prominent Arcanum jeweler, died Friday at her home in Arcanum following an illness of four years duration.

Besides her son, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Cummings of St. Louis, Mo.

Services were held in Arcanum, Monday, with interment in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Elizabeth Rotroff, 58, wife of Rev. Charles Rotroff, pastor of the New Madison Pilgrim Holiness church, died in New Madison Saturday after a one-year illness from a complication of diseases.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Austin, of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Alma Drew and Mrs. Ruby Bradney, both of New Madison, and Mrs. Lucille Dohme, Greenville, rural route; five grandchildren, and two brothers, B. W. Smith, of Clarksville, O., and James Smith, Sabina.

A short service will be held Tuesday a 9 a. m. at the Rotroff residence, immediately following which the cortège will leave for Sugar Tree Ridge in Adams county. Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Pilgrim Holiness church there. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 28, 1946

Attempt To Murder Wife Fails; Union City Man Takes Own Life.

Tragedy occurred in Union City Monday night at 7 o'clock when Joe Johnson, 53, shot and wounded his wife, Rena, 39, twice in an attempted murder and killed himself at their home, one-half mile west of the city, located on the gravel road extending from Division street.

Firing two blasts at his wife as she left the front door for a bucket of water, Johnson then went to the bed room, just off the front door, where he turned the weapon, a .12-gauge single barrel shot gun, and fired at his head, ripping off the skull just above the eyes. His remains were found lying across the bed, with much blood on the pillow and bed and much spattered about the room. The wife was first shot in the limbs and the second load of buckshot struck her in about the face, shoulder and chest, according to reports.

Her most serious injury resulted from a piece of buckshot which hit her left eyelid but did not strike her eye ball.

Charles McCullough of Union City, who was driving his late model Pontiac on that road, happened upon the scene just as the last shot was fired ending Johnson's life. Mr. McCullough took Mrs. Johnson to the Union City hospital where she was given care. Although she has several wounds, her condition was reported "good" by hospital attaches Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. John Butler of Union City, who were driving their auto on the old Winchester-Union City pike, heard the first shot and drove through Harter Park to the gravel road, adjoining the scene of the accident, just after Mr. McCullough had arrived. They took three of the victim's young daughters, Mildred and Myrtle, twins, and Betty, who were in a high state of emotion, to their – the Butler's – home. Johnson's other young children, Leon, Jackie and Tommy, were later taken to the home of relatives and friends, and the three daughters previously named were taken from the Butler home to the home of Johnson's brother, Baker, in Union City.

Sheriff Lester Puderbaugh, Deputy Cliff Hines, Union City police officers, and State Patrolman Merrill Wann were immediately called to the Johnson home where they made investigation.

Mrs. John Fosnight, night nurse at the hospital, quoted Mrs. Johnson as saying she was unaware that her husband had a loaded gun. Through other reports it has been learned that Johnson had threatened his wife before.

A sister-in-law of the deceased, Mrs. Baker Johnson, said at the hospital Monday night that the suicide victim had not been feeling well for some time.

The wife was not told of his death Monday night because of her own condition, it was reported.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Union City, and had worked in the city at Kempers Furniture company and Fisher's Coal yard. His last occupation was working for Arthur Dull, a city contractor.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had lived on the Wigger property, off of Division street until about one month ago when they moved to their present home. His wife's name was formerly Rena Denny.

He leaves the wife; seven children: Leon, Jackie, Tommy, Myrtle, Mildred and Betty, at home, and George, serving with the armed forces in Germany; three brothers, Baker Johnson, Union City; William Johnson, Ridgeville, and Tom Johnson, Valparaiso, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Bickel, Union City, and Mrs. Ida Haughey, Springfield, Ohio.

Last rites for Mr. Johnson will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Envoy Floyd Root officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch cemetery in Jay county. Friends man call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 28, 1946

Laura A. Mills Dies Tuesday At Home Near Lynn.

Mrs. Laura A. Mills, 77, passed away Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Johnson, four miles west of Lynn.

Surviving besides the daughter at whose home she died are two other daughters, Mrs. Byron Clevenger, of Parker, and Mrs. Gladys Gordon, of Mooreland; one son, Joseph Mills, of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Wadkins, of New Castle; two brothers, E. E. Lake, of Blountsville, and Don Lake, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Union cemetery church with burial in the Union cemetery. The Revs. Bertha Helbig, Zelma Mills and Hubert Clevenger, Jr. will be in charge of the service.

The body will be returned to the home of the daughter from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland where friends may call Wednesday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Former Resident Claimed By Death.

Word has been received of the death of Billie Harless, formerly of Union City, which occurred at La Grange, Ind., where he had been living with his son, Walter Harless, for the past three years.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the East Lynn Christian church in Anderson, Ind. Burial will be in Anderson cemetery. Friends may view the remains from 11 a. m. Friday until the time of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Father And Brother Of Winchester Persons Is Dead At Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., May 29 --- John C. Burnworth, 60, of 617 West Jackson street, died at 11 o'clock Tuesday night at Ball hospital.

Surviving are the widow, Flossie M.; a daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Reeves, of Indianapolis; two sons, Enis, of Winchester, and Charles, of Albany; the mother Mrs. Henrietta Burnworth, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Straton, living near Winchester. The body was taken to the Parson mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Funeral Services Have Been Arranged For Josephine Bickel.

Final rites for Mrs. Josephine Bickel, 78, a prominent lifelong resident of the Union City community, who died at the Randolph county hospital in Winchester Tuesday morning, will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate, with burial in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mrs. Bickel, who was receiving care at a nursing home in Richmond before being taken to the county hospital, suffered a broken hip a few months ago, but her death was attributed to a coronary occlusion.

She was born near Hillgrove, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, and attended the school near her home. She was married to John J. Bickel, who died in 1904. Mrs. Bickel formerly resided at the corner of Walnut and Hickory streets. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are one son, Jay Bickel, Fairbanks, Alaska; two grandchildren, Frances and Margaret, of Washington, N. C.; one brother, A. C. Kelly, Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Viola Zimmerman, Mt. Healthy, Ohio. One son, Leon, also preceded her in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Emma Beers Schmermund, 80, widow of the late G. F. Schmermund, prominent Greenville jeweler, died Sunday night at her home in Greenville following a sort illness.

Surviving are one son, George, of Greenville; four grandchildren, and a sister, Dr. Lila E. Beers, of Chicago.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 29, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Ernestine Wilkinson, widow of Dr. W. E. Wilkinson, an active dental practitioner in Arcanum for many years died Sunday at Bethesda hospital in Cincinnati.

One daughter, Mrs. Parke Johnson, of Cincinnati, and a granddaughter are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held Wednesday in Arcanum, with burial at Sidney.

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

Charles Hoff Dies.

Charles D. Hoff died Wednesday at Fort Wayne, Indiana. He formerly operated a studio where the Wilcox studio is now located on West Oak street in Union City.

He leaves his wife, formerly Helen Drill, and two daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hill and Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cotter are attending the funeral services for Mr. Hoff in Ft. Wayne today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 1, 1946

Infant McEntire Dies At Hospital; Graveside Rites Are Saturday.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maxville cemetery for Charles Albert McEntire, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor McEntire, who died at the Randolph County hospital Friday morning. Rev. Zelma Mills officiated.

Besides the parents, he is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Keener of Winchester; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ada McEntire of Union City; and a great-grandfather, Hiram Davis, of Bluffton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 1, 1946

Frank A. Macy Dies At Henry County Hospital.

Frank A. Macy, 75, a well-known farmer of near Modoc, died Friday morning at the Henry County hospital.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Malissa Turner of Modoc; Mrs. Stella Spurr of Long Beach, Calif.; one son, Charles Macy of Modoc; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Harris of Farmland; Mrs. Lida Rose of Winchester; and one grandson.

Funeral services for Mr. Macy will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Modoc Nazarene church with Rev. Robert Gorrell and Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating. Interment will be in the Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1946

Fuller Infant Dies From Pneumonia; Services Wednesday.

Richard Lee Fuller, six and one-half months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Fuller, 305 Walnut street, Union City, died at 4:10 a. m. Sunday at the Lutheran hospital, Ft. Wayne, following a 14-day serious illness from pneumonia. He was born at the Wayne hospital in Greenville on November 17, 1945

Surviving, besides the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sink, Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weaver, Ft. Wayne.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed from the funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1946

Enos Burk, Noted County Farmer, Dead.

Enos Burk, 88, prominent Randolph county farmer, passed away at his home, seven miles northeast of Winchester, Monday morning at 9 o'clock. He was born March 12, 1858, in Randolph county, and resided on the same farm for the past 82 years.

He was a member of the Golden Eagles lodge at Harrisville and the I. O. O. F. lodge at Saratoga, and a member of the United Brethren church near Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Anna and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after noon Tuesday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the residence with Rev. John A. Watson officiating. Interment was in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1946

Death Claims Mary Swindell; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Swindell, 69, widow of John T. Swindell, who died at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, William, in Carlos, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Carlos Christian church and burial will be in the West Lawn cemetery at Hagerstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Birdie Houk of near Union City, and Mrs. Martha Conwell of Hagerstown; three other sons, Murrie of Cambridge City, Robert of Lynn, and John of Hagerstown; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the home of the son in Carlos where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1946

Parker Willis Dies.

Word has been received of the death of Parker Willis, formerly of Union City, which occurred at Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Willis was a graduate of the East Side high school and Ohio State University Law school. At the time of his death he was a practicing attorney in Los Angeles where he had resided since 1927. He was a former school teacher in Darke county. Interment was in Forest Lawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 3, 1946

Ruth E. Ackman Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Ruth E. Ackman, 39, widow of the late Arthur N. Ackman, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 1:40 a. m. Saturday.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Grace Weaver of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, D. M. Weaver, also of Colorado Springs; one sister, Mrs. F. Joe Blank, of Colorado Springs.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations. Short services will be held for Mrs. Ackman Monday evening at 7 p. m. in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris.

The body will be shipped after the services to Colorado Springs for burial in the family cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Aged Resident Of Union City Dies Monday.

Mrs. Almeda Wickersham, 85, a resident of the Union City community practically all her life, passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora E. Brooks, in Jackson, Ohio, township, after an illness of two weeks from complications.

On December 28, 1860 she was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, daughter of David and Priscilla Loman-Hosapple. She attended the Thomas school near her home and was married to Joseph Wickersham who preceded her in death in 1945. Mrs. Wickersham was a member of the Waterhouse United Brethren church.

She leaves the daughter, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body was removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the daughter's residence where friends may call after Wednesday noon.

Last rites will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Frank Royer in charge. Interment will be in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Fleeta Price, 29 Years Old, Passes Away.

Mrs. Fleeta Merle Price, 29, wife of John J. Price, Jr., died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Skidmore, Union City, route four, following an illness since last October from embolism. She was dismissed from the Wayne hospital in Greenville three weeks ago to the home of her parents where she had been in a serious condition for two weeks.

Mrs. Price was born in Washington township, Darke county, February 15, 1917, daughter of Omer and Hazel Westfall-Skidmore, and was graduated from the Union City East Side high school in 1935. She married Mr. Price in Union City in 1935, and they moved to Richmond seven years ago. Since her illness, Mrs. Price had lived with her parents. She was a member of the Christian church.

Surviving besides the husband and parents, are three children, Kenneth Leroy, Caroline Kay and John David, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Patterson, Union City, route three; Mrs. Evan Keltner, North Salem, and Mrs. Glen Corle, Union City, route one, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Westfall, Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the home of her parents where friends may call after 6 p. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Darke Co. Woman Dies, Husband Fair After Oil Explosion.

Greenville --- James Goubeaux, 38 years old, route 3, Versailles, suffering from burns sustained Saturday, was reported in fair condition at the Wayne hospital Monday night. His 33-year-old wife, died Saturday at the hospital where the couple was taken following an explosion at their home.

It is reported that Mrs. Goubeaux had attempted to start the fire in a heater, using kerosene as a kindling agent. The oil exploded when it came in contact with some coals which were still hot, it is said.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 4, 1946

Former Winchester Woman Dies At Sidney, O., Hospital.

Mrs. Leslie Blanchard, of Parker, a former resident of Winchester, passed away at the hospital in Sidney, Ohio Sunday morning. She had been confined to the hospital following a heart attack several days ago.

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanchard will be conducted Wednesday afternoon in Sidney at the Fred Salm and Sons funeral home at 2 p. m.

Surviving are the husband, one son, DeLoss, and one daughter, Marcella, a student at Ball State Teachers college, Muncie. Mrs. Blanchard was a member of the Presbyterian church in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Darke County Woman Commits Suicide.

New Madison --- Mrs. Lola May Noggle, 50 years old, residing one and one-half miles south of Palestine, Ohio, committed suicide by shooting Tuesday. A note written to her husband, gave the reason as due to ill health.

Surviving are the husband Bryan; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Moore of Greenville; one brother Orville Groendyke of Palestine.

Funeral services for Mrs. Noggle will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Stutz & Sando funeral home in New Madison with the Rev. Loucke of Greenville officiating. Burial will be at Palestine. Friends may call at the residence from 6 p. m. Wednesday until 10 a. m. Thursday.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 8, 1896 in Palestine, OH, the daughter of Perry D. Groendyke (b. IN) and Eva Owens (b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1946

John Frazier, Randolph Native, Passes Away.

Hartford City, June 5 --- John Frazier, resident of Blackford county for 56 years and who served for two terms as a county commissioner, died at 10:55 o'clock Monday night of a heart ailment at his home, five and one-half miles southeast of Hartford City. He was 80.

Born in Randolph county, November 28, 1865, the decedent was a son of Francis and Jane Shockney Frazier. His marriage took place at Winchester, April 7, 1887 to Rosa L. Jenkins, and two months ago the couple observed their 59th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Frazier came to Blackford county 56 years ago and settled on the farm on which death occurred. A birthright Quaker, the decedent cleared the land on which he built his home and later he was instrumental in the construction of the Union Center Friends church on a portion of the land. The trip by Mr. and Mrs. Frazier to Blackford county was made in a wagon.

Survivors besides the widow are eight children. They are Mrs. Edith Overman, wife of Orley Overman, of near Millgrove; Raymond R. Frazier, East Kickapoo street; F. Momer Frazier, High street; Mrs. Anna Ruth Rhine, East Chestnut street; Miss Esther M. Frazier, South Monroe street; Mrs. Mary Knoderer, West Barber street; W. Gould Frazier, Winchester, Route 1, and George E. Frazier, of Union City.

In addition there are 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Frazier, Hugh Frazier, James Frazier, of Union City, and two sisters, Miss Naomi Frazier, of Muncie, and Mrs. John Hinshaw, of Union City.

The body, brought to the Burk, Fennig & Weil funeral home for burial preparation, was returned Tuesday afternoon to the family home to lie in state.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Union Center Friends church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg, of Winchester, officiating. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Gath P. Freeman Found Dead On Ridgeville Farm.

Gath P. Freeman, prominent attorney and president of the Richmond Leland Hotel corporation since its organization, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon while visiting one of his Randolph county farms.

The body was found in a barn on the farm tenanted by Wilson Rust, one-fourth mile north of Ridgeville on the Redkey road, Dr. Lowell W. Painter of Winchester, county coroner, today giving cause of death as coronary occlusion.

Mr. Rust found the body about 4 p. m. Dr. Painter said death probably occurred about 2 o'clock.

Mr. Freeman resided at his country home southeast of Richmond. His law offices were in the hotel building. He had retired from his regular law practice several years ago, retaining counselship for only a few local concerns. He was the local attorney of the C & O Railroad company for a number of years, a member of the board of directors of the Richmond Telephone company, his father, Perry J. Freeman, having been a co-founder of the incorporation with John M. Lontz and Judge Charles Lindermuth; also a director and a member of the Trust committee of the Second National bank for a number of years.

Mr. Freeman formerly was a prosecuting attorney for Wayne county, serving two terms 1915-1920.

Mr. Freeman was a member of the Indiana and Wayne County Bar associations and of the Country club of Richmond. He was a member of the local Elks' lodge and the Columbia club of Indianapolis. He had been on the side of the Republican party for many years.

In 1916, he was married to Miss Almira Starr, daughter of Henry C. and Ida Miller Starr, early settlers of Richmond.

Mrs. Freeman was visiting with her daughter in the east at the time of his death.

Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. John Frye of Scarsdale, N. Y.; two grandchildren, John and Martha Frye.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Hollansburg --- Charles A. Pappaw, 75, a retired farmer, died Sunday evening at his home in Hollansburg after a short illness.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Frank Brandenburg, of Hollansburg; a son, Hershel, Dayton; three grandchildren; two brothers, and one sister.

Services were held Wednesday in New Paris, with burial at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 6, 1946

Walter Harvey Dies At Home Near Carlos.

Funeral services for Walter Harvey, 44, who died at his home near Carlos Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge and Rev. Hubert Clevenger assisting. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Mr. Harvey was a well-known Randolph county farmer. He was affiliated with the Knight of Pythias and Masonic lodges at Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Margaret; two daughters, Barbara Harvey of Richmond, and Cleo Harvey, at home; one son, Gary, at home; several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 4 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 6, 1946

Darke County Death.

Bradford --- John W. Smith, 85, formerly of Bradford, died very unexpectedly Monday afternoon at the Brethren Church Home in Greenville from the effects of a heart attack. He had resided at the home for the past two years.

His widow, Sarah, also a resident of the home, and a sister, Mrs. Nancy Gibboney, of Bradford, are the only immediate survivors.

Services were held Wednesday in the chapel at the home, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 7, 1946

Death Claims James Nichols; Rites Saturday.

Funeral services for James G. Nichols, 84 years old, who died Thursday afternoon at the Masonic home in Franklin, Ind., will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Losantville Methodist church with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. J. C. Schofield officiating. Masonic services will be held at Cherry Hill cemetery.

Mr. Nichols was a former resident of Carlos and Losantville.

Surviving are two nephews, among who is A. H. Nichols of Connersville; one niece and one cousin.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 7, 1946

Mrs. Zetta Knox, 75, Native Of Randolph; Dies At Hartford City.

Hartford City, Ind., June 7 --- Mrs. Zetta Knox, 75, widely known Hartford City resident for more than half a century, died suddenly at 8 o'clock Thursday morning at the Birum hotel, East Main street, which she, her husband, William Knox, a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fletcher, owned and operated the past nine years.

Born in Randolph county, November 4, 1870, she was a daughter of Peter and Mary Hall. Her marriage to William Knox took place at Dunkirk, October 14, 1889, and three years later, the couple moved to Hartford City.

She was the last member of her family, the parents and four sisters preceding her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Burk, Fennig and Weil chapel at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 7, 1946

Farmland Man Dies At Hospital; Rites Saturday.

Final rites for Frank W. Sharp, 63, of Farmland who died Thursday morning at the Randolph County hospital, will be conducted at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland in charge of Rev. Thomas White, of Pendleton, and Rev. A. M. Thomas, of Farmland.

Mr. Sharp was retired manager of the service department of the Indianapolis Citizens Gas and Coke Utilities. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Quarter Century club, the Presbyterian church in Indianapolis and the Farmland Lions club.

Surviving are the widow, Florence; one daughter, Joann, of Indianapolis, and one sister, Mrs. H. B. Thomas, of Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 7, 1946

L. L. E. Moody, 74, Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack.

L. E. Moody, 74, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cecil R. Litschert, 229 East North street, at 2 p. m. Thursday.

Brought to Winchester from his home two miles south of Lynn, Mr. Moody suffered a heart attack just after entering the Litschert home and died immediately.

He was born in Randolph county on December 11, 1871, and had resided in Randolph county all his life with the exception of 10 or 15 years in the west. He was a member of the Winchester Friends church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Litschert, at whose home he died, and Mrs. M. M. Sheaffer of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. O. W. Hinshaw of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother, Blaine Moody of Richmond; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements await arrival of the other daughter, Mrs. Sheaffer, who was to arrive in Winchester Friday morning.

The body will remain at the Maynard and Walker funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the mortuary in charge of Revs. Aaron Napier and B. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

Laura --- A former Versailles resident, Miss Margaret Greer, 43, died Tuesday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Robert Hurst, near Laura, after a lingering illness.

She leaves her mother, Mrs. Eva Greer, Dayton; one brother, Mac Greer, also Dayton, and two other sisters.

Services were held Friday in Piqua, with burial in Piqua cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Winchester Minister Is Dead Of Auto Accident Injuries.

Rev. Aaron Napier Killed Enroute To Dewart Lake Camp.

One of Winchester's most prominent personages - Rev. R. Aaron Napier - is dead, victim of a tragic automobile accident which occurred about 6 p. m. Sunday near North Webster.

Rev. Napier, 70, pastor of the Winchester Friends church, was fatally injured, dying at 8:40 o'clock in the McDonald hospital at Warsaw.

His wife was injured, but not seriously, and was expected to be returned to Winchester sometime today.

Mr. Napier's body was brought to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 6 a. m. today by Garl Walker and Marvin Thornburg.

Funeral arrangements await the arrival and condition of Mrs. Napier. Sunday night it was reported that Mrs. Napier might be dismissed from the Warsaw hospital, but at noon today the funeral home had received no additional information.

Rev. Napier pastor of the Friends church for the past 12 years, suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries.

He and Mrs. Napier were enroute to Dewart lake to visit Quaker Haven, a Friends church camp in which the Winchester pastor was active and founder. He had preached a funeral in Winchester Sunday afternoon.

Rev. Napier's automobile was struck by another car one mile north of North Webster, reportedly as a the second machine occupied by two youths was driven onto the main highway from a side road.

Driver of the second car was Richard Griffith, of Cromwell, who also was injured.

Coroner Leslie Laird of Kosciusko county investigated. It was not known here whether Griffith was held.

Rev Napier had filled pulpits in New Castle and Greenfield before coming to Winchester. He was president of the Winchester Ministerial association, a member of the Winchester Masonic lodge, and one of the most active member of the yearly meeting of the Friends church.

Tuesday, June 11th --- Funeral services for Rev. Aaron Napier, 70, who was fatally injured in a Sunday evening automobile accident near North Webster, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church, of which he was the pastor.

Rev. Murray Kenworthy of New London, Ind., will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery, near Liberty.

The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary after 7 p. m. today.

Mrs. Napier, who was with her husband when their northbound car collided with one which came out of a side road, was brought to her home, 110 South East street, Winchester, about 11 o'clock Tuesday night in an ambulance from North Webster.

Although bruised and considerably shocked, she is not confined to bed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Lola Imel Dies In Richmond; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Lola Imel, 45, who died Friday evening at 10 o'clock at a Richmond hospital, will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Reform church in New Pittsburg, Ind. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Death was due to complications. She was born January 6, 1901, the daughter of Thomas E. and Cleo Kelly (Kemp) Imel, and resided in Randolph county near New Pittsburgh.

Surviving are the mother and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Goldie Shaw, Mrs. Freda Shaw, Mrs. Glen Bigley, Ora Imel, John Imel and Gerald Imel, all of Fort Wayne, E. L. Imel, of Ossian, Ind., Ed Imel, of Zanesville. Three sisters and one brother are deceased.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Jennie Peters Dies In Hospital At Richmond.

Mrs. Jennie Peters, 76, of Winchester, passed away Sunday morning at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond. She had been ill for the past year.

Surviving are the husband, Lloyd; one daughter, Miss Hazel Peters of Richmond; two sons, James W. of Chicago, and Frank, of Richmond; one brother William Shinn of Hagerstown.

The body was brought to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and has been removed to the residence, 724 North West street, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Congregational-Christian church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills and Gerald Martin. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Girl Killed In Fall From Auto Near Union City.

Bonnie Marie Schlosser, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schlosser, route one, New Weston, was killed Saturday when she fell from a car driven by her father.

The accident occurred at 5 p. m. about two miles south of Lightsville, northeast of Union City. When the girl opened a door to throw out a piece of waste paper, she was pulled out of the car as the door swung open, her neck being broken in the ensuing fall. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Wayne hospital in Greenville.

In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister Carol June, two grandfathers, John Schlosser of Greenville and Charles O'Dell of Kalamazoo, Mich., and a great-grandfather, Eli O-Dell of De Graff.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at Abbottsville cemetery near Greenville. The body has been removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born in October 1943 in Richland Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Harold Schlosser and Glenna O'Dell (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Coletown --- Walter F. Beisner, 53, died Thursday afternoon at his farm home, two miles northwest of Coletown, from the effects of a paralytic stroke he suffered over a week ago.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Daisy Marie; three sons, Lawrence, Ralph and Richard, all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Delmer Grote, Arcanum, rural route, and Helen Beisner, at home; two grandchildren, and two sisters.

Services were held Monday at 2 p. m. in Greenville, with burial in the cemetery in that city.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Walter Frederick Beisner was born Jan. 3, 1893 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Louis Frederick Beisner and Elizabeth Dohm. The surviving sisters were Mrs. Stanley Knick and Mrs. Furman Knick, both of Greenville, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Word has been received here of the recent death of C. O. Taylor, 69, former superintendent of the Arcanum public schools, which occurred at his late home in Athens, Ohio.

Funeral services and burial were conducted there. Survivors include his wife, Ina, and two sons.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 11, 1946

Abbie Harvey Dies At Home In Winchester.

George Albert (Abbie) Harvey, 73, superintendent of the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester for a number of years, died at his home on South Main street, Winchester, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Mr. Harvey came to Randolph county about 65 years ago. He was a member of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are the widow, Pearl; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hale, of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Patterson, of Lynn, Ethel Dellie, of Columbus, Ohio, and Bess Cross, of Xenia, Ohio, and Everett of Van Wert, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Harvey will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home in Winchester with Rev. Raymond Harris, Rev. E. Van Houghton and Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William E. Halley, 70, former Greenville postmaster and for many years a prominent figure in Republican political circles in Ohio, died Saturday at his late residence in Columbus, Ohio, after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday in Columbus, with burial being made in Green Lawn cemetery there. Mr. Halley served as Greenville postmaster for four years, 1908 to 1912, shortly after which he moved to Columbus. He later served three terms as clerk of the Ohio State Senate and for a number of years was publicity chairman for the state Republican executive committee.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Delight Devor-Halley and one son, William, of Columbus.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Catherine Miller Hoke, 76, widow of the late Seth Hoke, died Sunday at her home in Greenville.

There are over 60 immediate survivors including seven children, five step-children, 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. There are also nine brothers and sisters.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, with burial in Highland cemetery, southwest of West Milton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1946

Mary M. Gimbel Dies Wednesday At Residence.

Mrs. Mary Magdelena Gimbel, 83-year-old widow of William Gimbel, a blacksmith, died Wednesday at her home on North street, just outside the corporation limits of Union City. He had been bedfast for the past three weeks.

Mrs. Gimbel was born in Marion county, Ohio, February 22, 1863, daughter of George and Caroline Everhart-Kramer. She moved to this vicinity at an early age and attended the Salamonia school in Jay county. On December 13, 1881 at Salamonia, she was united in marriage with Mr. Gimbel who preceded her in death in 1941. Mrs. Gimbel had lived in the Union City community the past 44 years, and was a member of the Union City Lutheran church.

She leaves four sons, George and Clarence Gimbel, at home; Harry W. Gimbel, Union City, route two, and Ervin Gimbel, of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Reish, Union City, route two, and Mrs. Hazel Barefoot and Mrs. Florence Todd, both of Dayton; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. One son, Earl, is deceased.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. Thursday.

Final rites will be conducted at the residence Saturday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. A. J. Klopfer in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1946

Death Claims J. A. Hamilton At Hospital.

Joseph Austin Hamilton, Sr., 73, of 223 East Washington street, died at noon today at the Randolph County hospital.

He had been ill about three months and seriously ill since June 1, being taken to the hospital a week ago.

Mr. Hamilton, a well known plasterer and contractor, was born at Parker and had lived in Winchester for more than 40 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Frank S. Purtee, 83-year-old retired Darke county farmer, died Tuesday at his residence on Greenville, route five, after a five-week illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, George, of Greenville, route five; Edward, Greenville, and Otis, Gettysburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday in Greenville, with burial in St. John's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 14, 1946

Death Claims Anna Anderson, U. C. Resident.

Mrs. Anna V. Anderson, 64, wife of Walter D. Anderson, at one time operator of Pierce elevators in Union City, passed away at 11:10 p. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a several months illness from complications. She had been in a serious condition for the past five weeks.

Her late home was located on Union City, route two, west of the Jackson, Indiana, school building.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community with the exception of one year, Mrs. Anderson was born on February 21, 1882, daughter of Charles W. and Flora Branham-Pierce. She attended the Union City schools and was graduated from the Ridgeville high school in 1900. She was united in marriage with Mr. Anderson in Union City in 1906.

Mrs. Anderson was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, belonged to the Research club, and was a member of the Methodist church.

The last member of the Pierce family, she leaves the husband; one son, C. Pierce Anderson, Union City, and two grandchildren, Charles Allen and Bethene Ann. One daughter, Martha Belle, died in infancy in 1919.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 14, 1946

Sister Of Local Resident Is Dead.

Mrs. Ethel D. Rush, 37, of four miles northeast of Portland, sister of Fred Middaugh, northwest of Union City, died Thursday at the Jay county hospital, following a two month's illness of heart trouble.

Surviving, besides the husband, Roy; three children, Betty June, Barbara Jean and Larry Francis, at home, and four sisters and one other brother.

Funeral services will be held at the Williamson funeral home in Portland at 2:30 p. m. Saturday, with burial in Spring Hill cemetery at Fort Recovery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 14, 1946

Retz Rites To Be Saturday Afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Luella Retz, who died suddenly Thursday at her home in Lynn, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock at the Lynn Nazarene church with Rev. L. E. Tucker in charge. Burial will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 10 a. m. Saturday at which time the remains will be removed to the residence on North Main street in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Mrs. Louisa Kelch, 73, wife of Henry Kelch, died Tuesday afternoon at her farm residence, five miles east of Versailles, following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Irvin, at home; one grandchild; a brother, William Apple, of Covington, and a sister, Mrs. Walter Brown, also of Covington.

Services were held Friday afternoon at Covington, with burial in Highland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 15, 1946

Robert Perkins Passes Away In Tennessee.

Robert Perkins, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard (Nellie Lewis) Perkins, of Union City route five, died Friday at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was a native of Darke county and attended the Jackson, Ind. School.

Besides the parents he is survived by six brothers, Duane, of Greenville, Francis, of Dayton, O. Forrest and Billy, at home, Richard, serving with the army at Fort Bliss, Te., and Paul, also in the army at Fort McClellan, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. William Collins, north of Union City, Betty Perkins of Dayton, and Helen Perkins, at home.

The body was taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where private funeral arrangements are being made.

[Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

Hosea T. Wright Dies Near Lynn; Services Tuesday.

Funeral services for Hosea T. Wright, 92, who died at the home of his son, Allie, north of Lynn, at 4:20 p. m. Sunday, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Adam Flatter and Rev. Franklin Chant officiating. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

Surviving besides the son at whose home he died are another son, Ora, also of near Lynn; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

Last Rites Held For Mother Of U. C. Man.

Final rites were held Monday a t 2 p. m. at the Savona United Brethren church in Darke county for Mrs. Clara Mae Rose, 60, mother of George Rose, of Union City. Mrs. Rose died Friday at her late home in Savona after an extended illness. Burial was in the Castine cemetery.

Besides the son, she leaves her husband, Jacob; one daughter, Mrs. Della Wilt, of near Baker's Store; one other son, Stanley, of New Madison; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and two half-brothers.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 5, 1886 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Andrew Sparkling (b. Germantown, OH) and Ella Barnhart (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

Graveside Services For Rodeheffer Baby.

Graveside services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Union City cemetery for Sandra Eileen Rodeheffer, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Patricia Lorton-Rodeheffer of Lightsville. The baby was stillborn at the local hospital at 12 o'clock noon Sunday. The mother is formerly of Union City.

Surviving, besides the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rodeheffer, Lightsville, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Wickersham, Union City.

Fraze funeral home was in charge of the burial arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

William Grubbs Dies Near Winchester.

William H. Grubbs, 73, died at 8 o'clock Sunday night at the family home on Winchester route one.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Delana Grubbs; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Keedner, of Milton, and Mrs. Mary Harvey, of Connersville; three sons, Glenn, of Portland, Joseph, of Winchester, and Ernest, of Cambridge City; a sister, Mrs. Ortha Hobbick, of Parker; and two brothers, Lawrence Grubbs, of Losantville, and Rev. Ancil Grubbs, of Lynn.

Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Modoc Nazarene church with Rev. Lyle Oren and Mrs. Nora Durbin in charge. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

Death Claims Arta Romack, Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arta M. Romack, widow of George G. Romack, who died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter O'Brien, in Saratoga, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the O'Brien home in Saratoga with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

Mrs. Romack resided three and one-half miles northwest of Winchester. She had been a resident of the community for forty-three years and was a member of the Clear Creek church. She was born in Tipton county, November 12, 1872.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Paul Hadsell, of Flint, Mich.; one son, Robert, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Albert Rose, of Sharpsville; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter in Saratoga at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- James Sutton, 65-year-old resident of the Darke County infirmary, was instantly killed Friday when he was struck by a large milk truck, owned and driven by David Brewer of Covington, route two. The accident occurred directly in front of the infirmary one mile south of Greenville where Sutton was mowing weeks along the highway. According to Deputy sheriff Herbert Crawford who investigated, the home inmate stepped into the path of the truck. His skull was fractured. Sutton, who formerly lived near Rossburg, had resided at the home for the past 15 years.

He has no immediate survivors.

Final rites were held Saturday in Greenville, with burial in the infirmary cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that James Elsworth Sutton was born Dec. 24, 1871 in Union City, OH, the son of William Sutton (b. Union City, OH) and ________. He was single.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Elizabeth Smith Rites Thursday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 79, of 120 Franklin street, Union City, who died Monday afternoon, will be held at the United Brethren church Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Poling, Franklin street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Tritt Services To Be Conducted Thursday.

Last rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Tritt, 88, who died in Cleveland Tuesday morning will be held at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Mrs. Tritt, formerly of Union City, was a charter member of the Research club and wife of the late Charles W. Tritt.

She leaves one daughter, Nell, of Cleveland, and two sons, Russell Tritt, of Chicago, and Frank Tritt, of Germantown, Ohio; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Former Employe Of Telephone Company Dies In Dayton.

Mrs. Leona Pearl Pogue, 60, several years ago assistant chief operator of the United Telephone company in Union City, died Sunday night at her home in Dayton. She and her late husband, Russell Pogue, resided on North Union street, this city, for many years.

Surviving are a son, Paul E.; three grandchildren and two brothers, Charles Ayers of Piqua and Walter Ayers of Detroit. Richard Ayers of Union City, is a nephew of the deceased.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Weaver funeral home, 1029 North Main street, Dayton, and at 2 p. m. at the Christian Tabernacle church there, with Rev. Helen Correll officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Livestock Dealer Of Darke County Dies At Dayton.

Henry E. Moorman, 52, a well-known Darke county livestock dealer for 16 years, died at the soldiers home in Dayton, O., Monday afternoon following a serious illness of about three months from heart trouble.

He had resided at the home of Miss Mada Coppess, east of Union City on route five, during his stay in Darke county, and had been confined to the soldiers home only six days.

A resident of Coldwater, O., for many years, Mr. Moorman held a life membership in the Disabled Veterans a Greenville and belonged to the Ansonia American Legion Post. He was a member of the Catholic church.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a. m. at the chapel in the soldiers home. Interment will be in the soldiers cemetery at Dayton.

Friends may call at the soldiers home Thursday afternoon.

Among his survivors are two brothers, Al of Dayton and Fred of Coldwater; several half-brothers and half-sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Well Known Resident Of Ft. Recovery Dies.

E. M. Moore, well known resident of Ft. Recovery, died at his home Sunday afternoon following a heart attack suffered in the morning.

Surviving are the widow, Nettie; two daughters, Miss Roberta Moore, of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Helen Felts, of Mansfield, O.; a son, Ernest, of Ft. Recovery; a sister, Mrs Nettie Elliott, of Cincinnati; a brother, John Moore, Maysville, Ky., and two grandchildren.

Mr. Moore had resided in Fort Recovery for 38 years and was the cashier of The Peoples Bank which he organized in 1908.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, with burial at Fort Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

County Native Dies Suddenly In Cincinnati.

Leamy Harker, about 67, retired railroad engineer and Randolph county native, died suddenly Monday noon of a heart attack at his home in Cincinnati.

He is survived by two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ama Lewis of Burrows; one half sister, Mrs. Mary Miller of Chattanooga, Tenn., and one half brother, Pierce W. Harker, also of Chattanooga, Tenn.

His body will be buried in the Reitenour cemetery, east of Ridgeville, at 11 o'clock Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- William E. Wenger, 78, of New Madison, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a two-month illness.

Survivors include one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Taylor, Arcanum; Mrs. Civilla Hill, of Richmond, rural route, and Mrs. Flore Bradshaw, of Richmond.

Services were held in New Madison, with burial at Wapakoneta.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was the son of Isiah Wenger (b. PA) and Lettitia Thomas.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Glen Karn --- Philip T. Runner, 64, formerly of West Virginia, died Sunday at the home of a brother, Marcellus Runner, near Glen Karn.

Final rites were held Monday in Greenville with burial at Parson, W. Va.

Surviving are two sons, Porter, of Cumberland, Md., and Creed, of Steubenville; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Strawderman, of Belington, W. Va.; Mrs. Mabel Grella, of East Sparta, O., and Mrs. Ruth Means, of Canton; three step-sons; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one other brother, Charles Runner, of Greenville, route four and three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Fitzwater, Greenville, route three; Mrs. Eva Dairymple, Deerfield, Ind., and Mrs. Florence Poling, Greenville, route three.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Philip Thomas Runner was born Feb. 23, 1882 in Tucker Co., W. Va., the son of James Runner (b. Preston Co., WV.) and Virginia Belle Phillips (b. Barbour Co., WV).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Edward B. Laberman, 78, retired farmer, died Sunday at his home in New Madison after a prolonged illness. A native of Darke county, the deceased spent the major part of his life on a farm near Rossburg.

He leaves a wife, Hattie; one son, Adrian, of Dayton; five daughters, Mrs. Zelles Peters and Mrs. Vera Oswalt, Dayton; Mrs. Blanche Smith, of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Mary Peters, Yorkshire, and Mrs. Pauline Starr, Muncie; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Zion church, west of Rossburg, Wednesday. Burial was in Webster cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 19, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Jacob K. Garber, 85, retired Greenville cement contractor, died Saturday night in Wakefield.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clara Woods, Greenville, and Mrs. Minnie Nealeigh, Dayton; four grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Garber, of Franklin, O., and one sister, Mrs. Lodema Hedrick, Dayton.

Services were held in Greenville Tuesday with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 20, 1946

Father Of Ridgeville Woman Dies At Home In Portland.

Solomon Heniscey, 74, father of Mrs. Ray Allman, of near Ridgeville, died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Portland, following a brief illness.

Funeral services for Mr. Heniscey will be conducted Friday afternoon at the Baird chapel in Portland with Rev. Hapgood officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch cemetery.

Mr. Heniscey was a lifelong resident of Jay county.

Survivors are the widow, Cora; four daughters, Mrs. Ray Allman of near Ridgeville, Mrs. Harry Tomlinson of near Pennville, Misses Betty and Catherine Heniscey, both of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Tomlinson of near Pennville, and two brothers, John of Redkey, and Ezra of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 20, 1946

Grace Nweeya Dies In New York City; Rites In Farmland.

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace M. McKee Nweeya, 68, a former resident of Farmland who died Saturday in the Bellevue hospital in New York City were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland in charge of Rev. Francis C. Brown. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Viola M. Welch, of St. Louis, and four brothers, C. B. McKee of Marion, W. M. McKee of Farmland, E. A. McKee of South Bend, and Frank C. McKee of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1946

Native of Union City Succumbs At Elkhart.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Evelyn Krider, 32, a native of Union City, which occurred in Elkhart, Ind., Thursday after a prolonged illness.

Surviving are her husband, Orin; two sons, James and David; one daughter, Rebecca; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. George and Blanche Fox-Weimer, Elkhart; one brother, Rev. Glen Weimer, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald Young, Dayton, and Mrs. Kenneth Melvin, Urbana, Ohio, and several aunts and uncles of Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Krider were held Saturday at 1 p. m. in Elkhart, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1946

Final Rites Are Held For Hatfield Infant.

Final rites were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home for John Richard Hatfield, the two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Hatfield, 223 South Howard street, Union City, who died at the city hospital Thursday afternoon. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer was in charge, with burial in the Union City cemetery.

The parents have resided in Union City for the past two and one-half years, and the father is employed at Kemper Furniture company.

Surviving besides the parents, are one sister, Judith Ann; one half-brother, James Kinnear; four step-brothers, James, Paul, Joe and Eugene Hatfield, all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Trusdale, Fulton, Ind., route one, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Arbuckle, Rushville, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1946

Horrace G. Kelly Dies Thursday at Home in Lynn.

Horrace Greel Kelly, 88 years old, passed away at his home in Rural yesterday morning at 6:20 o'clock.

Surviving are the widow, Samantha L.; one step-son, Otto S. Coffey, of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rural Friends church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the Cherry Grove cemetery near Lynn.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1946

Death Claims Mary R. Brewer, Rites Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Reece Brewer, 89, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John B. Clark, in Parker, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Perry mortuary in Parker with Rev. Joseph Bright officiating. Burial was in the Union cemetery near Windsor.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by two sons, Samuel R., of Muncie, and Thomas B., of New Castle; one brother, S. A. Reece, of Parker; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 21, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Frank M. Routzong, 80, father of Earl Routzong, member of the Darke county board of commissioners, died Tuesday evening at his farm residence, five miles east of Greenville, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; one other son, Virgil, of Peoria, Ill., and one granddaughter.

Services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Greenville, with interment in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 22, 1946

Eikenberry Infant Dies; Rites Today.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City for Michael Leanard Eikenberry, infant son of Millard L, and Phyllis Ainsworth-Eikemberry, of West Pearl street, who died at the city hospital Friday afternoon. Rev. Earl Lantz was in charge, with burial in the Union City cemetery. The infant was born Friday morning.

Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Wagoner of Van Nuys, Calif., and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Eikenberry, also of the Pearl street address.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 22, 1946

Clara E. Cox Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Clara E. Cox, 61, wife of Charles Cox, of one and one-half miles east of Winchester, died at 11:30 o'clock Friday night at the Randolph County hospital, after an illness of nine weeks.

Mrs. Cox was one of two patients permitted to remain in the hospital following its closing for repairs.

She was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and an elder and member of the White River church and the Friendship Ladies league.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons, Milo, Kenneth (Jack) and Wallace, all of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Leslie Courtney, of Knightstown, and two brothers, Orla and Dana Rowe, both of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cox will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after 1 p. m. Sunday until one hour before the services at which time the body will be returned to the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1946

Mrs. Gertrude Yoder, Mother Of Nine, Ends Life With Shotgun.

Mrs. Gertrude Yoder, 37, mother of nine children, was dead today of self inflicted gunshot wounds. She ended her life shortly after noon Saturday by firing a shotgun charge into her abdomen at her home in Lisbon, four miles northwest of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ancil Grubbs at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery near Winchester.

Randolph County coroner Dr. Lowell W. Painter, who said he would return a verdict of suicide, said that Mrs. Yoder had been dead about seven hours when one of her sons, Freddie, age 10, found the body Saturday night on his return from a day of fishing.

The boy, it was said, left home to go fishing about 12:30 o'clock and returned home about 8 o'clock. The other children had been playing in the front yard at the home during the afternoon, and when Freddie came home, one of the youngest was crying and said he was hungry.

A neighbor reported she had heard a muffled explosion about 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, of Winchester, said the son who found the body came from the scene of the suicide at the rear of the home to the font porch and sat for "at least an hour" before doing anything. The boy then went across the street to ask if the children could stay there for awhile. When asked where his mother was, he said she was dead.

Coroner Painter said there was no apparent motive for Mrs. Yoder's act. No note has been found, he said.

Mrs. Yoder is survived by the nine children, Mrs. Betty June Van Matre, of Parker, Robert, Jr., Arthur, Fred, Laveta, Janet, Richard, Caroline, and Leah, all at home; the father, Jesse Rhoades, of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Whisler, of Ridgeville, and one brother, Harold Rhoades, of Winchester.

The children of Gertrude Lenora Yoder and Robert Arthur Yoder today were placed under custody of the Randolph county department of public welfare. Action was taken by Judge John W. Macy in the divorce action brought by Mrs. Yoder on December 8, 1945.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Abbottsville --- Don F. Shields, 68, formerly of near Abbottsville, died Friday at his home in Dayton. He had moved from his farm at Abbottsville to Dayton only three weeks ago.

Surviving are his wife, Iva; one son, Carl J. Shields, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Karl Wright and Mrs. Vincent Wahrer, Dayton; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hendricks, Greenville.

Services were held at Abbottsville Monday, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Sunday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren for Earl Martindale, 68, a retired Darke county farmer who died Thursday at the home of a son, Homer, Greenville. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.

Immediate survivors include two other sons, Ray of Anderson, Ind. And Ralph of Covington, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Lowell Dickey of Arcanum, OH; ten grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John Smith, Bradford, OH; one aunt, Ella Westfall of Union City, Ind..

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Earl Culbertson Martindale was born May 14, 1878 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas Culbertson (?) and Mary Potter (both b. Darke Co., OH). He was widowed but his wife was Emma Mae Hardman-Martindale.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 25, 1946

William Mann Succumbs At 91; Rites Thursday.

William Jasper Mann, age 91, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude White in Richmond, at 7:45 a. m. today.

He was a resident of Lynn but had lived with his daughter for the past three months.

The survivors include another daughter, Mrs. William Gregg, of Richmond; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Interment will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Dawn --- James W. Lambertson, 89, died unexpectedly Saturday at the home of a son, Ora, two miles north of Dawn, from the effects of a heart attack.

He leaves one other son, Omer, of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Lenington, of New Paris; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Harry D. Weaver, of New York City.

Services were held in Greenville Tuesday, with burial at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that James Wilson Lambertson was born May 13, 1857 in Montgomery Co., OH, the son of Carmen Lambertson and Mary Van Lue.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1946

Services Are Held Fr Daughter Of Union City Woman.

Final rites for Mrs. Edna Gus, 52, daughter of Mrs. G. A. Rosenbush of 428 North Walnut street, Union City, were conducted by the bishop of Long Island diocese Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Bay Ridge church in Brooklyn, N. Y. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery there. She died late Monday evening at the Methodist hospital in Brooklyn after an extended illness from complications.

Mrs. Gus was a graduate of the Union City West Side school with the class of 1911; the school of music at Northwestern University where she took a post graduate teacher's college, and a graduate of United States Secretarial school in New York City. She was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota sorority and held positions at Buffalo, Cincinnati, Johnson City, Tenn., A. I. C. P. in New York City and the University of New York.

Her late father, G. Adolph Rosenbush, was mayor of Union City, Ind., about 35 years ago.

Besides the mother, she leaves her husband, Charles E., a professor of engineering at the University of New York, and two uncles and two aunts, Tom and George Hueber and Mrs. Etta Harris, Union City, and Mrs. A. E. Born, Mulberry, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Paul Henry Youst, three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Youst, Jr., Arcanum, died Monday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Abbottsville.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 21, 1946, the son of Paul Youst and Betty Lucille Aten (both b. in Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Jay Gamble, 53, who for the past four years had served as freight clerk for the New York Central railroad at Ansonia, died Sunday at his home, one mile southeast of Ansonia, after a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Marie; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Tiemann, of Van Wert; three brothers and a sister, Doyt, Ray and Gladwin Gamble, and Mrs. Florence Edwards, all of Van Wert.

Services were held Wednesday at the Gamble-Alspaugh funeral home in Van Wert, with burial in Woodland cemetery, Van Wert.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 26, 1946

Clara A. Keyer, Former Resident, Dies In Dayton.

Mrs. Clara A. Keyer, wife of Arthur Keyer, died Tuesday morning at the residence, 2128 Pershing boulevard, Dayton, O. Mrs. Keyer suffered a heart attack Saturday and had been confined to the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton.

Surviving besides the husband, are four sons, Arthur, Jr., Earl, Myron and Orville, all of Dayton, and one brother.

They were former residents of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Keyer will be held at the residence in Dayton Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 27, 1946

Lifelong Resident Of Stoney Creek Township Dies.

Funeral services for William C. Stanley, 83, a lifelong resident of Stoney Creek township who died Wednesday morning in a Richmond hospital, will be conducted Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Blountsville Christian church with Rev. Walter Rees officiating. Burial will be in the Rees cemetery.

Until two years ago Mr. Stanley was a resident of two miles northwest of Blountsville. He was a member of the Burlington Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Fannie; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie McCallister, of Muncie; two sons, John, of Muncie, and Clifford of Mooreland; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two half sisters, and five half brothers, all of Kansas City.

Friends may call at the Main and Son mortuary at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 27, 1946

Minister Of Darke County Is Dead: Services Friday.

Rev. J. E. Etter, 75, an active figure in the ministerial field in Darke and surrounding counties for the past half-century, died at 9 p. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a stroke he suffered one week ago. Rev. Etter resided at 234 East Main street, Greenville.

He served as pastor of the Beach Christian church, south of Gettysburg, at the time of death and during his extended career had filled several other pulpits in this area. He was pastor of the Greenville Christian church for several years and later served at Fort Recovery.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Cora; one daughter, Ruby Jane, at home; a brother, Henry D. Etter, of Covington, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Fritche, Piqua.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Covington Christian church with Rev. Frederick B. Hook, Troy, officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery.

Friends may call at the Etter residence.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Julius Edward Etter was born Oct. 7, 1870 in Covington, OH, the son of James Etter and Susan Wolf.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 28, 1946

Edwin K. Brown Dies Enroute To Doctor In Lynn.

Edwin Kent Brown, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, of north of Arba, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon around 3 o'clock while enroute to a doctor in Lynn. Death was thought due to complications from a recent operation.

Other than the parents he is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker, of Arba, a great-grandfather, George Newton, of Lynn, and several aunts and uncles.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Arba Friends church.

Friends may call at the residence, north of Ara, after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 29, 1946

Former Blacksmith Of Union City Dies.

Valerius (Honas) O. Gerstner, 89, operator of a blacksmith shop in Union City many years ago, died Thursday evening at the home of a son, Frank Gerstner, Sidney, following a short illness from complications.

Surviving besides the son, are one other son, Fred, of Richmond; two brothers, Charles Gerstner, of Union City, and William F. Gerstner, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Off, of Chicago, and Miss Christine Gerstner, Greenville, and several grandchildren.

Final rites will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Durth funeral home in Sidney, with burial in the Union City cemetery.

[1900 Census, Randolph Co., IN, gave his birth as Dec. 1856, b. in OH. His parents were born in Germany.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 29, 1946

Dora Ann Cole Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Dora Ann Cole, 72, passed away in her sleep at her residence, 418 North Main street, Winchester, Saturday morning at 7 o'clock, following an extended illness. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

She was born August 21, 1873 in Alfordsville, Ind., and came to Randolph county in 1918. She was the widow of Harrison Cole who died four years ago.

Surviving are three sons. Lawrence, Herman and Clifford Cole, all of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Izola Barchman, of Winchester and Mrs. Orneda Hal, of Muncie; a brother, Benjamin Hedrick, of Loogootee, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Alva Van Winkle, also of Loogootee, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Cole will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Winchester after 10 a. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 29, 1946

Darke County Death.

Bradford --- Albert Marker, 61, prominent Bradford business and civic leader, died Wednesday at his home in the Darke county town from the effects of a heart attack he suffered one week ago.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Iva; one son, Herbert, of Dayton; a daughter, Margaret, at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Marker, of Greenville, route one, and a sister, Mrs. Ed Boyer, of Versailles, rural route.

Services were held Friday in Bradford with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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