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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 2, 1946

Former Hillgrove Resident Is Dead; Services Monday.

Mrs. Estella V. Lenich, 77, a former resident of near Hillgrove, southeast of Union City, died at 6:30 p. m. Friday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville, following a heart attack she suffered last Sunday evening. Her late home was on East Fifth street, Greenville.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, Mrs. Lenich was born in Richland township. For many years she made her home near Hillgrove until 11 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Don Lenich, Hillgrove, and Hobart, Dayton; two grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Whitson, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Ida Bowman, Dayton, and Mrs. Clara Stanley, Washington, D. C. and three brothers, Ray Plessinger, Wenatchee, Washington; John, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Benjamin, Ludlow, Ky. Her husband, Calvin Lenich, preceded her in death in 1933.

Final rites will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. C. Wessel officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday.

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

Rites Tuesday For Adrian W. Pepple.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Brock Christian church for Adrian W. Pepple, 42, residing three miles northwest of Ansonia, who died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Rev. Clyde Jones will officiate, and burial will be made in Brock cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, the deceased had been active in farming pursuits for several years. He was a member of the Brown Township Grange.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Neva; one daughter, Dorothy Unger, and two sons, Gerald and Leroy Pepple, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Pepple, of Rossburg; three brothers, Fremont Pepple, Greenville, and Emery and Robert Pepple, Rossburg, and five sisters, Cureta Suble, Cecil Gilbert, Madonna Sink and Mary Sink, all of Rossburg, and Patty Sanders, of Bradford.

[Adrian Wilbur Pepple was the son of Harvey Pepple and Nellie Shiverdecker.]

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

Former Saratoga Man Passes Away; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services for Andrew Edward Evans, 68, who died Sunday at St. Joseph hospital in ft. Wayne following a heart disease, will be held at the Saratoga Methodist church Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. Three ministers, Rev. Cleo C. Roth, Rev. H. G. Perry and Rev. Milton Persons, will officiate. Burial will be in the Weimer cemetery at Saratoga.

The deceased had been a resident of Hicksville, Ohio, for the past four years. He was a former resident of Saratoga.

Mr. Evans was born in Arlington, Ohio, on May 26, 1878. He was a laborer and belonged to the United Brethren church.

Surviving are his wife, Della; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Linn, Union City, and Mrs. James Glasgow, Bluffton, Ind.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Ward Evans, Saratoga, and Albert Evans, Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Warren Crum, Ridgeville.

The body will lie in state at the Schib funeral home at Hicksville until 9 a. m. Wednesday when it will be brought to Saratoga.

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

Dies At Versailles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Versailles for Mrs. Mary D. Sebring, 100 years old, believed to have been Darke county's oldest resident. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Sebring died at her home in Versailles Sunday following a paralytic stroke she had suffered last Thursday.

Immediate survivors include her husband, James, who is several years her junior; one son, John, of Holmesville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lettie Begin, Greenville.

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

Man Drowns As Auto Plunges Into Creek.

A verdict of accidental drowning has been returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, in connection with the death of Budd L. Finkenbiner, 22, Versailles, in an unusual traffic accident Saturday.

Finenbiner, who came to Versailles on October 9 from Grand Rapids, O., to serve as assistant manager of a frozen food plant, met death when his car failed to negotiate a curve at the end of West Main street in Versailles and plunged over an embankment into Swamp Creek.

[Burial was made on Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Grand Rapids, OH.]

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

Final Rites To Be Friday For Minnie Byrum.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Belle Byrum, 76, a resident of Saratoga, died at Wednesday morning at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church in Saratoga. Rev. Rollo Marsh will be in charge and burial will be made in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the home of a son, Frank Byrum, 1308 West Oak street, Union City where friends may call.

Mrs. Byrum suffered a broken hip in a fall four weeks ago. Her condition had been critical for the past three weeks.

She was born near North Salem on January 23, 1869, the daughter of Moses and Catharine Elizabeth Strover-Clough. She was married to Norman Byrum who preceded her in death 44 years ago. Mrs. Byrum was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving besides the son, two other sons, Ervin of Crandon, Wis., and Orley of Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Edd and Fred Clough, who resides in Oregon. A son, Raymond, died in infancy.

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

Pike Township Man Dies In Ft. Wayne; Services Are Friday.

Funeral services will be held at the Williamson funeral home in Portland Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Ollie H. Ashley, 65, of Pike township, who died Tuesday night at the Irene Byron sanitarium in Fort Wayne, following an illness of one year. Rev. H. G. Perry will officiate and interment will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

He is survived by the step-mother, Mrs. Laura Hart, of Saratoga; three sisters, Mrs. Littie Cummins, of Niagara, N. D., Mrs. Nettie Ferrell of Pike township, and Mrs. Etta Williams, of near Bluff Point, and one brother, James W., of Delaware, Ohio.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Boyden Burrows, Of Losantville, Dies Wednesday.

Boyden Odell Burrows, 65, farmer of Losantville, died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night in the Henry County hospital.

He is survived by the widow, Bertha; four sons, Ivan, of Kent, O., Norrice, of Modoc, and Sharron and Eugene, both at home, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Losantville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorn and Rev. John Schofield. Interment in the Riverside cemetery.

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

Blanche Skiff Dies Near Selma; Services Friday.

Mrs. Blanche Skiff, 57, wife of William Skiff, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home, three and one-half miles northeast of Selma.

Last rites for Mrs. Skiff will be conducted Friday afternoon in the Mt. Pleasant church, in charge of Rev. E. B. Megnity. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Delaware county. She was a member of the Parker Methodist church and the Parker Order of Eastern Star, chapter 329.

Besides the husband she is survived by three sisters, Miss Gladys Pittsford, Cleveland, O., Mrs. Gertrude Douttiel, Akron, O., and Mrs. Elsie Kelley, Columbus, O.; one brother, George Pittsford, of Muncie.

Friends may call at the late residence.

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

John W. Canada Dies At Home In Winchester.

John W. Canada, 59, a native of Randolph county, died of a heart attack at his home in Winchester, around 9 o'clock Wednesday night.

Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth; one son, Charles, of Winchester, and one brother, Donald of Portland.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs mortuary in Winchester where services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Gerald Martin, pastor of the Congregational-Christian church, officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Former Ridgeville Woman Dead; Services Friday In Portland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Baird mortuary chapel in Portland for Mrs. Ellen Pickett, 68, a former resident of the Ridgeville community who died Tuesday evening at the home of a niece, Mrs. William Reaver, five miles southeast of Portland, following an illness of several years. Burial will be in the Liber cemetery.

Survivors include a sister and several nieces and nephews. Nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Pickett was a member of the Pike township Home Economics club and the New Idea club of Ridgeville and attended the Antioch church.

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

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

Father Of Union City Woman Passes Away; Final Rites Sunday.

Ira Bailey, father of Mrs. Ella Whipple of Union City, died at his home on Massachusetts avenue in Portland Thursday morning following a stroke of paralysis suffered one week ago.

Funeral services will be held at the Baird chapel in Portland Sunday at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. Lee Tyndal officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill cemetery. The body will remain at the Baird funeral home where friends may call.

A lifelong resident of Jay county, Mr. Bailey is survived by five sons, Jesse, Edward, Walter, Arthur and Lawrence, all of near Portland; three other daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hinshaw and Mrs. Adam Pro, also of near Portland, and Mrs. William Longerbone, of Losantville; 34 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Peter, of Cincinnati, and a sister, Mrs. Harvey Hines, of West Milton, Ohio.

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

Ethel McKew, Ridgeville, Dies In Ohio Hospital.

Mrs. Ethel McKew, wife of Joseph McKew, of Ridgeville, died at 12 o'clock noon Thursday in the St. Rita hospital, Lima, O. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage October 31 in a Lima hotel room.

Mrs. McKew was widely acquainted in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. She was a sales representative for a beauty products company and called on beauty shops in this area.

Surviving besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Satterfield, of Muncie; one son, Joseph, Jr., an army lieutenant who is a patient in the Wakeman General hospital at Camp Atterbury; one grandson; and two brothers, Dewey Friend, of Portland, and Theodore Friend, of San Francisco, Calif.

The body has arrived at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville where friends may call and where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Robert Friebley officiating.

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

Darke County Death.

Hollansburg --- Mrs. Sarah Jane Rogers, 85, a lifelong resident of the Hollansburg community, died Tuesday at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond. For several years she had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Moore in Hollansburg.

She leaves three other daughters, three sons, 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at Hollansburg, with burial in the Christian church there.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 21, 1886 in Hollansburg, OH, the daughter of John Frank (b. Germany) and Jehmiah Brown (b. PA).]

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

Widow Dies At Daughter's Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Louvernia Jane Addington, 75, widow of the late Frank Addington, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cliff Hines, 406 South Main street, Winchester, at 2 o'clock this morning.

A lifelong resident of Ridgeville, she was a member of the Ridgeville Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hines, and Mrs. Ray Davison, of Winchester; two sons, Clayte, of Winchester, and Ray of La Porte; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. in the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester where friends may call this evening.

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

Darke County Death.

Weaver's Station --- Mrs. Susie Gingry, 75, formerly of Castine, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Glick, near Weaver's Station, after an extended illness.

She leaves her husband, Theodore Gingry; one other daughter, an adopted son and a sister.

Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Castine Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in Castine cemetery.

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

John Keagy, Age 60, Commits Suicide.

John B. Keagy, 60, retired thresher, committed suicide at 10 a. m. today by shooting himself through the head with a .22 calibre rifle. The tragedy occurred in the living room of his home at Arthur's corner, three miles west of Union City on the old Winchester Union City road north of Harrisville.

It is reported that Mr. Keagy had been despondent and in ill health for the past year.

Among the first to discover the suicide were Dick Whitesel and Stanley Fahnestock of Union City, who were hunting in a nearby field.

Mr. Keagy, unmarried, is survived by four brothers, Leonard of Harrisville, Robert of Bellevue, Ohio, Osa at home, and Russell, of Union City and three sisters, Mrs. Effie Harshman of Winchester, Mrs. Ida Ford of Farmland and Mrs. Nora Ware of Union City.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, coroner, and Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh investigated. The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home at Union City.

[Funeral services were conducted were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. J. A. Watson officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Omer Platt Dies Of Heart Attack While Driving Car.

Omer C. Platt, 61, of Hollansburg, Ohio, died suddenly of a heart attack while driving his car near Palestine, O., Monday afternoon. He was an auctioneer in that community and a member of the White River Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Ina, formerly of Lynn; one daughter, Mrs. Harrison Thomas, of near Hollansburg; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Arvilla Hinshaw of Winchester, and Mrs. India Miller of Richmond.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday in the Hollansburg Christian church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Interment will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Hollansburg after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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

Brother Of Union City Woman Is Killed Near Celina, O.

Ansonia, Ohio --- James Gerald Poling, 29 years old, died at 4 a. m. Monday in Gibbons hospital, Celina, from a skull fracture and internal injuries received two hours earlier when his car skidded and overturned on Route 127, two miles west of Celina.

A passenger, "Buck" Staver, also a resident here, received cuts and bruises and is still in Gibbons hospital.

Poling, a veteran of three years service in the Pacific area, had been working at Gary, Ind., for the signal division of the Pennsylvania railroad since his discharge, Sept. 13, 1945. He is thought to have been en route to work when the accident occurred.

The local American Legion post, of which he was a member will have charge of services at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Ansonia Methodist church. Military burial will be in Teegarden.

His immediate survivors include his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Poling, Ansonia, and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Erwin, Ansonia, and Mrs. Norma Erwin, Union City.

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

Aunt Of Winchester Woman Dies At Home In Portland, Oregon.

Mrs. Merrett R. Monks of Winchester, has received word from the west of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Kate Bonham, who for twenty-five years was a teacher in the Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky public schools.

She retired from teaching in 1904 and with her husband moved to Portland, Oregon where she had since made her home. For nearly forty years she was active in educational, civic and charitable organizations of the city and state, and at one time was a candidate for the Oregon state legislature.

Failing health and the loss of her sight caused her retirement from public life about five years ago and she died a few days before her eighty-eighth birthday.

The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Sipe of Randolph county, and is survived by two sisters, two brothers, several niec3es and nephews, and other relatives.

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

Emily Dick Dies At Parker After Brief Illness.

Mrs. Emily Dick, long a resident of Parker, died at her home in Parker at 10:30 o'clock Monday night after a brief illness.

Surviving are two brothers, J. L. Jones of Parker, and Anderson Jones of Selma.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dick will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Parker Methodist church, of which she was a member, with Rev. E. B. Meginity officiating. Burial will be in the Union cemetery.

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

Personal Mention --- Funeral services were held Sunday for Philip Reynolds, 57, a well-known Fort Recovery plumber who was killed in an automobile accident Thursday night near St. Henry. The rites were conducted by Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, and burial was made in the Green Mound cemetery at Fort Recovery.

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

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Mrs. Minnie Cyphers, 59, wife of Harry Cyphers, died Monday at her farm home, one and one-half miles southeast of Ansonia.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Tom, of Ansonia, and two sisters.

The body has been removed to the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Millie Elizabeth Cyphers was born Nov. 21, 1886 at Xenia, OH, the daughter of Charles Coats (b. USA) and Mary Eibrantze (b. Germany).]

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

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Mrs. Allen Pittsenbarger, 73, was found dead Sunday in her home at Versailles. Medical examiners pronounced death due to a heart attack.

Services were held Tuesday in Versailles with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

This was Ellen N. Pittsenbarger, widow, daughter of William Rehmert and Elizabeth Lanich.}

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Sharon Kay Shell, five-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Shell, residing two miles west of Greenville, died Sunday at Wayne hospital.

Surviving besides the parents are five brothers, four sisters, a grandfather, Clark Shell, Greenville, route three, and a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Shinn, of Sugar Valley, O.

Rites were held Tuesday at Greenville, with burial in the cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 6, 1946 in Greenville, the daughter of John William Shell (b. Modoc, IN) and Ruth Irene Shinn (b. Preble Co., OH).]

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

Death Claims Leslie Meeks; Rites Thursday.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. G. Jennings at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Mr. Pleasant church for Leslie C. Meeks, 63, who died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in a Richmond hospital. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

Mr. Meeks was a retired farmer and lived seven miles northwest of Farmland.

He is survived by the widow, Estella M.; two sons, Emerson, of near Farmland, and Robert, at home; two sisters, Misses Anna and Nona Meeks, both of near Parker; and three brothers, Josiah, Whorton and Ira, all of near Parker.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- George W. Luce, 71, died Tuesday at his home, one mile north of Greenville on U. S. Route 127, from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy he suffered five days ago.

He leaves his wife, Lottie; one son, F. A. (Bud) Luce, Greenville, and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Smith, of Middletown.

Rites were held Thursday in Greenville, with burial in Vaughnsville cemetery, west of Lima.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 17, 1875 at Selinas, CA, the son of William Luce (b. Maine) and __________. Also survived by a step-son, Chester A. Peterson, Toledo, OH; five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.]

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Herschel M. Ross, 75-year-old Liberty township farmer who died Monday at Wayne hospital, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be at Palestine.

He leaves a sister, Ida May Ross, who lives in Zephyrhills, Florida.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 24, 1871 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Isaac M. Ross and Eliza J. Peden (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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

Ivan Bass, 63, Dies Following Long Illness.

Ivan Bass, 63, died Thursday evening following a long illness.

Mr. Bass came to Randolph county 23 years ago. He was born in Ohio and had been employed as custodian at the Davis building in Winchester since coming to Randolph county. His wife preceded him in death a few months ago.

Surviving are two brothers, Elisha, of near Greenville, O., and Walter of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services for Mr. Bass will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Long, O., with burial in the Bass cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester at any time.

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

Former Resident Near Union City Is Dead At 79.

William Arthur Rickert, 79, who formerly resided at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Fisher, Union City, route two, passed away at the I. O. O. F. home in Greensburg, Indiana, Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock after a lingering illness.

The body will be returned to the daughter's home Saturday morning at which time friends may call.

Funeral services for Mr. Rickert will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Evangelical and Reformed church in New Pittsburg, in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Saratoga.

Besides the daughter, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. Otha Marker, Greenville; one son, Noel E. Rickert, Winchester; a foster son, Leonard Ferguson, Saratoga; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Linn, Greenville. His wife, Daisy Kemp-Rickert, whom he married on September 20, 1897 northwest of Union City, died on January 31, 1945. A brother, John, died eight years ago.

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

John Lumpkin Dies At Modoc Home Wednesday.

John W. Lumpkin, 44, retired farmer, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Modoc following a lingering illness.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Josie Lumpkin of Modoc; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Patterson of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Marjorie McLaughlin of Modoc; and three brothers, Wallace of Dayton, O., Al of Greenville, O., and Byron, of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Lumpkin will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Modoc Nazarene church with Rev. Thurman Oren in charge. Burial will be in the West River cemetery.

Friends may call at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc at any time.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Friday in Greenville for Arthur Brown, 65-year-old paint contractor, who dropped dead Tuesday in his residence in the neighboring city. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Fanny; five brothers and one sister.

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

New Madison --- Walter P. Pegg, 56, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home in New Madison from a heart attack.

He leaves a wife, Nellie; one daughter, two step-children, five step-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

ervices will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the New Madison U. B. church, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

Miller Funeral Home Records state that Walter Prewitt Pegg was born Feb. 4, 1890 in Clark Co., KY, the son of Louis Chilton Pegg and Orpha Caswell Lawry (both b. Clark Co., KY). Survivors include 1 daughter, Etta Pegg, Dayton, OH; 1 stepson, Raymond Miltonberger, New Madison, OH; 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Sillery, Bradford, OH; five step-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Woodson Pegg, West Alexander, OH, and William Pegg, Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Inez Fishback, Dayton, OH, and Alta Cruze, Dayton, OH.]

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

Farmland Woman Is Hit By Train.

The Plum street crossing at Farmland claimed its second victim in little more than a month yesterday when Mrs. Jesse M. Mitchell, 78, of Muncie route three, was killed at 3:45 o'clock when she was struck by a westbound Big Four passenger train.

Mrs. Fannie Shank was killed at 7:15 o'clock the morning of October 12, when she walked in front of a westbound New York Central freight at the same crossing.

Mrs. Mitchell had attended church in Farmland, where she had resided many years before going to live with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Esterline, six years ago.

She was struck as she started across the tracks to greet some friends, apparently failing either to see or hear the oncoming speeding train. Her body was hurled more than fifty feet into a utility pole at the side of the tracks.

The train was in charge of Conductor Falvey and Engineer Gafaway.

Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh and Deputy coroner W. S. Dinninger conducted the investigation.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mitchell will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland with Rev. Marlon King and Rev. Henry Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by two sons, Wayne of Los Angeles, Calif., and Eris of Fort Wayne; the daughter, and one grandchild.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Past Noble Grands association, and the Methodist church in Farmland..

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

Death Claims Alice Haworth; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the White River Friends church for Mrs. Alice Haworth, 77, who died at the home of Enos Burk, 214 North Main street, Winchester, at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, following an illness of six months.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Randolph county, except for two years residence in Kansas. She was born March 10, 1869 the daughter of Benjamin and Emma (Davis) Cox, and was married to John M. Haworth who preceded her in death nineteen years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Reid of Winchester route four, Chase L. of Toledo, Ohio, and Carl of Eugene, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Nettleman of Vinita, Okla.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, where friends may call after 4 o'clock this afternoon and until one hour before the services.

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

Lifelong County Resident Dies At Winchester.

Willard H. Lesley, 87, died at his home, 500 South Meridian street, Winchester, at 1:45 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of six months.

The deceased was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Randolph county. Mr. Lesley was the last of nine children. He was born December 31, 1858, the son of Abraham and Margaret (Huston) Lesley, and in 1885 was married to Lilla E. Compton. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Ralph Lesley, at home, and Mrs. L. C. Cox, of Center, N. D.; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester and will be returned to the home where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight, and until 1 o'clock Wed., at which time the body will be returned to the funeral home for services to be conducted at 2 o'clock by Rev. G. M. Payne. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead.

Brookville --- George A. Martin, 73 years old, died Monday morning near Brookville.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Peterson of rural route 6, Connersville, and Mrs. Emma Higgs of Union City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Martin will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Brookville Methodist church. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

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

Winfield Derr Dies Suddenly In Union City.

Winfield (Winnie) S. Derr, 66, a watchman at the Union City Body company, died suddenly at 9:10 p. m. Monday at his residence, 549 North Walnut street, from the effects of a heart attack. He had worked as usual on Monday.

Mr. Derr was born on August 26, 1880 in Lost Creek, Miami county, Ohio, son of Charles and Frances Frazee-Derr. He attended the Miami county schools and came to the Union City community at the age of 16. He followed the occupation of farming until 1920, and was a former custodian of the Jackson, Ohio, and East Side schools. Mr. Derr was married to Minnie Nagel who died in 1930, and later was married to Daisy Shepherd in Union City on January 3, 1933.

Active in scouting Mr. Derr was a former Cubmaster on the East Side. He was also a member of the Lightsville Methodist church.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Velma Dudley, Winchester; two step-sons, Franklin Shepherd, Dayton, and Emerson Shepherd, Pineville, Ky.; four step-daughters, Mrs. Pansy Crew, Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Chrystal Compton, Fort Recovery, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Branner, Union City, and Mrs. Mary McCall, Ft. Benning, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Denniston, Union City, route five; Mrs. Fannie Hittle, Dayton, and Mrs. Pearl Brock, Rossburg, Ohio, and three brothers, Harry Derr, Rossburg; Chester Derr, Ansonia, Ohio, and Carl Derr, Pikeville, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until 10 a. m. Wednesday when the body will be returned to the residence where it may be viewed.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be made in the Teegarden cemetery.

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

Ex-School Principal Shoots Self.

Clarence E. McKinney, 66, principal of the Winchester hight school from 1907 to 1916 and former teacher in the Lynn, Wayne township and other county schools, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound about 8:45 o'clock last night in his home, seven miles southeast of Winchester.

County Coroner Lowell Painter said today that Mr. McKinney had been dead since Sunday night or Monday morning.

His body was discovered in the library at the rear of the house, by neighbors, Ralph Peacock and William Snell, after they noticed a light had been burning for a considerable time. In the living room in the front of the house were found letters to his wife, Myme, and son, Wilbur, both of San Diego, Calif, the coroner said.

Mr. McKinney had lived alone on his farm for the last twenty years. He came to Winchester in 1907 from Illinois. He was very active in church work, having taught Sunday school classes at the Winchester methodist church for a number of years. He was also active in Farm Bureau activities.

Mr. McKinney received his masters degree from DePauw university and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester pending word from relatives. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Friday.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge. No burial site was given. His son, Wilbur, arrived from Schenectady, NY.]

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

Ora F. Kinder Dies At Hospital In Richmond.

Ora Francis Kinder, 50, passed away at 9 a. m. Tuesday in the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond following a short illness. He was a resident of Bloomingport.

Surviving are the widow, Edna Ethel; one brother, Harry, of Centerville; one sister, Mrs. Esther Russell, of Centerville; and one aunt, Mrs. Mary Wright, also of Centerville

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Addington [?], IN Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial was in the Addington cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- John W. Eaton, 82, a retired Darke county farmer, died unexpectedly from a heart attack Saturday at the home of Agnes Biereley, Greenville, where he had resided for several years. He had spent the major part of his life near Palestine.

Three sons and two daughters survive.

Rites were held Tuesday in Greenville, with burial in Palestine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that John William Eaton was born Nov 4, 1864, the son of John Eaton, Sr. and Mary Jones. His survivors include sons, Walter Eaton, Indianapolis, Chester Eaton, New Madison, OH and Mose Eaton, Bradford, OH; daughters, Mrs. Charles Collier, Indianapolis and Mrs. Bertis Tombs, Indianapolis; 3 half-sisters, Rose McCool, Hoopeston, IL, Millie Miller, Frankfort, IN, and Jennie Harshman; 9 grandchildren.]

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

Milligan Rites Will Be Held Friday At 3,

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Milligan, 74, who died later Wednesday morning at her home near Cosmos, northeast of Union City, after an extended illness, will be held at 3 p. m. (EST) Friday at the Teegarden Congregational Christian church with Rev. Noble Schlecty in charge. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

Mrs. Milligan had been ill for the past three years, seriously so for he last year.

She was born in Darke county on June 7, 1872, daughter of Christopher F. and Elizabeth Sherrick-Woods, and attended the Tobin school in Jackson township. Later she was graduated from the Union City East Side high school with the class of 1890. Mrs. Milligan was a lifelong resident of the Union City community, and was a member of the Raper Chapel church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Ritz, at home, and Mrs. Robert Gill3espie, Dayton; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Viola Oliver, Rossburg, and Mrs. A. R. Plessinger, Greenville.

The body has been removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the late residence where friends may call.

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

Wife Of Winchester Monument Deaker Dies; Services Are Friday.

A three-day illness proved fatal to Mrs. Elva Premer, 61, who passed away at her home in Fort Recovery at 10:45 o'clock Tuesday evening. She was the wife of John Premer, who with Donald Gilpin operates the Winchester Monument company.

Funeral services for Mrs. Premer will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Methodist church in Fort Recovery, Rev. Hugh Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Green Mound cemetery.

Mrs. Premer was a former teacher in the Fort Recovery schools. She was born in that city on December 28, 1884, the daughter of Dr. John and Ann (Snyder) Richardson.

On October 4, 1913 she was married to John Premer, who survives.

A lifelong resident of Fort Recovery, the deceased was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan university and taught in the Fort Recovery high school for a number of years. She was also a member of the Methodist church and the Order of Eastern Star.

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

Native of Ridgeville Dies In Columbus, O., Funeral In Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 21 --- Mrs. Mildred M. Daugherty, wife of Norman Daugherty, 603 Wade avenue, died at 4:50 o'clock yesterday morning in the University hospital, Columbus, O., after having been ill since September. She was born in Ridgeville, the daughter of the late Waldo R. and Rose Smith Bolinger. Mrs. Daugherty had been employed by the Bell Telephone company for twenty-three years.

Surviving are the husband; three sisters, Mrs. Fleety Addington and Mrs. E. Eunice Brown, both of Muncie, and Mrs. Louise Ward of East Orange, N. J., and two brothers, Neal W., and Wilbur A. Bolinger, both of Dunkirk.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks mortuary at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Dr. Edgar Faye Daugherty, pastor of Jackson Street Christian church, in charge. Burial will in Elm Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at the family home after 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, or at the mortuary after noon Friday.

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

Former Resident Of Randolph County Dies In Muncie Hospital.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 21 --- Richard T. (Dick) Cook, 71, a street and sewer inspector of the city, died at 6:15 o'clock last evening at Ball Memorial hospital where he was a patient for several weeks. He resided at 722 West Eleventh street. His body was removed to the Piepho funeral home and funeral arrangements will be made today.

Cook was a native of Randolph county, where he was familiarly known as "Pet" Cook. He was born near Losantville and was engaged in farming before moving to Muncie about fifteen years ago. He accepted city employment four years ago. He is survived by one brother, Ernest, of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- Funeral services for Risley O. Ullery, 67-year-old Adams township farmer, who died Monday night at his home, two miles north of Gettysburg were held Thursday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Elsie; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Miller, Dayton; two grandchildren; a brother, Boyton Ullery, of near Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Omer Ryan, Greenville, rural route, and Mrs. Elsie Wenger of Chicago, Ill.

[He was the son of Martin Ullery and Lucinda Puterbaugh.]

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

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Sarah Launer Eisele, 85, died Tuesday at her home in Arcanum.

She leaves two children, Mrs. Regina Beane and Walter Eisele, both of Arcanum, and two sisters,

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville.

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

Union City Burial Is Arranged For Dayton Resident.

Last rites for J. G. Feldman, 73, who died Thursday morning at his residence, 204 Lorenz avenue, Dayton, after a brief illness, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. A. J. Klopfer in charge. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

The body is being shipped to the local funeral home where friends may call after 11 a. m. Saturday.

Mr. Feldman, although never a resident here, is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Russell and George Rosenbush in Union City. His wife Matilda, is deceased.

He was a native of Richmond and had resided in Dayton for the past 20 years. He was employed at Everybody's Office Outfitters during his time spent in Dayton.

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

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs.

Richmond, Ind., Nov. 22 --- Jessie Henley of near Centerville, died Thursday afternoon. He was 61 years old.

Survivors include one brother, Arley Henley, Richmond; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Godsey of Liberty, Mrs. Eva Ziegler of Charleston, Va., Mrs. Stella Hensley of Richmond, and Mrs. Faye Dunn of Union City.

Funeral services for Mr. Henley will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Welfer funeral home. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the Welfer funeral home after 6 p. m. Friday.

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

Man Related Here Dies In Muncie After Short Illness.

Muncie, Ind., Nov. 22 --- Marion C. Powell, 76, of 1601 East Washington street, died at 7:15 o'clock last night at Ball hospital after an illness of three weeks. A native of Ohio, Mr. Powell had resided in Muncie more than 45 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Turner and Mrs. Idonna Perkins, both of Muncie; two granddaughters, Rebecca Ann Turner and Barbara Ann Perkins, of Muncie; two brothers, Ancil Powell of Muncie and David Powell of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Longfellow of Greenville, O., and Mrs. Lula Parker of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Parson mortuary, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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

Prominent Political Darke County Figure Is Claimed By Death.

Oliver L. Perry, 71, a prominent figure in Darke county political and civic affairs for many years, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at his farm home, one and one-half miles west of Palestine, following a heart attack.

A staunch Democrat his entire life, Mr. Perry filled several responsible positions during his active career. He served as a member of the Darke county board of commissioners for four years, 1916 to 1926, and later served nine years as county highway superintendent, retiring in 1941.

A native of Palestine, he had spent the major portion of his life in Liberty township where he had also served as a member of both the board of education and board of trustees.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the late residence with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, officiating. Interment will be in the Palestine cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Records state that Oliver Lee Perry was born Nov 8, 1875 at Palestine, Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas J. Perry (b. Miami Co., OH) and Eleanor Woods (b. Darke Co., OH). He was survived by his wife, Verna; five sons, Thomas and Robert, of Dayton, Bert, of Indianapolis, Guy and Marion, of Greenville; three grandchildren; one brother, Charles Perry, Richmond, IN and one sister, Mrs. Jess Ross, Greenville, OH.]

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

Rites Are Held for Ex-New Weston Man.

Funeral services ere held Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys for Jacob G. Gibson, 65, formerly of Darke county, whose death occurred Monday.

The deceased, who was born and reared near New Weston, was the son of the late Henry and Jane Ford Gibson.

The immediate survivors include his wife, Nellie; four children, Mrs. Vernie Wilges, Mrs. Hazel Oyood, Mrs. Elsie Schwartz and Elmer Gibson, all of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Ms. Lena Manning, of New Weston, rural route; Mrs. Ethel Werling, New Castle, Indiana, and Mrs. Elsie Whittington, Ansonia, and three brothers, Harve, Harry and Sam Gibson, all of Portland.

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

Spartanburg Native Dies; Was Brother Of U. C. Resident.

Richmond, Nov. 23 --- Fred Clark, 62 years old, 225 North Seventeenth street, died Friday.

He was born in Spartanburg and had resided in Richmond 30 years. He was a member of the Eagles lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna Clark; one son, Orville Clark; one grandson, Robert Lee Clark, Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Lollar, Union City and one brother, Harry Clark of near Liberty.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Jones & Placke funeral home in charge of Rev. George Goris, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m.

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

Rites Arranged For Henry Shaw; Retired Farmer.

Funeral services for Henry Richard Shaw, an 89-year-old retired farmer, who died at 2:50 p. m. Friday at his home in Saratoga, will be held at the Saratoga Church of God Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Roll Marsh officiating. Interment will be made in the Weimer cemetery at Saratoga.

The remains have been removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

The death of Mr. Shaw was the result of injuries he sustained when he tripped and fell while fixing some fence six weeks ago.

A Randolph county native, he was born on March 7, 1857, son of James and Elizabeth Burton-Shaw. He attended the old No. 11 school north of Saratoga, and was married to Hanna Byrum in this county in 1882. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Church of God.

Besides his wife, the only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Amanda Jud, of Saratoga.

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

Eliza Puckett Dies Friday At Home Of Niece.

Eliza Ellen Puckett, 82, died this afternoon at the home of a niece, Mrs. Ralph Fielder, 229 South Main, Winchester.

Surviving are two brothers, U. N. Davisson of Winchester and Samuel Davisson of Farmland; a half-brother, William Davisson of Winchester and a half-sister, Mrs. Desmond Thornburg of Farmland, several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where friends may call after 5 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at the mortuary Sunday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery.

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. in Greenville for Mrs. Alice Thorne, 79, who died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clema Viets, 927 Central avenue, following a lingering illness. Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

Besides the one daughter, Mrs. Thorne leaves a sister, Mrs. [Louella}George W. Fisher, Ansonia, and two brothers, Ed Olwine, of Lightsville, and C. A. Olwine, Cleveland.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Jan. 19, 1868 in Arcanum, OH, the daughter of Anthony Olwine (b. Arcanum, OH) and Leathe Vance (b. Piedmont, OH).]

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

Services Held Today For Arthur Infant.

Services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Betty Woods-Arthur, West Hickory street, Union City, who was stillborn at the Union City hospital Sunday evening, were held today at 2:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home and at 3 p. m. at the Spartanburg cemetery. Rev. Slimp of Spartanburg, was the officiating minister.

Besides the parents, other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Arthur, Winchester, route three; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.. C. Woods, Lynn, route two, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Clara Matthews, Lynn, route two.

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

Brother Of Ridgeville Woman, 90, Dies At K. of P. Home

Redkey, Ind., Nov. 26 --- Henry Current, 90, died at the Knight of Pythias home in Lafayette yesterday where he had been making his home for the past several years. He was a member of a family in this vicinity of pioneer tradition.

Mr. Current is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Reichwein of Muncie; one son, Robert, of Lima, O.; one sister, Mrs. Esther Wright of Ridgeville; one brother, A. F. (Allie) Current of Redkey; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren;

Brief funeral services will be held at the K. of P. home at Lafayette Tuesday morning after which the body will be brought to Redkey over the Nickel Plate railroad at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. It will be take to the Jones mortuary here where funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. R. J. Burns will officiate. Interment will be in Hill Crest cemetery.

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

Lifelong Jay County Woman Dead At 89.

Mrs. Elizabeth Miles, 89, passed away at her home in Pennville Tuesday night at 11:45 o'clock following an illness of two weeks. She was a lifelong resident of Jay county and the last member of a family of nine children.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rose Bears and Mrs. Anna Sloniker, both of Pennville; two sons, Thomas, of Salmon City, Texas, and Roscoe, of Muncie; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Final rites for Mrs. Miles will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Pennville Methodist church with Rev. Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester to the residence in Pennville Thursday morning where friends may call.

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

Mary Horrigan Passes Away; Rites Thursday.

Funeral services for Miss Mary E. Horrigan, a 70-year-old resident of the Union City community practically all her life, who died Tuesday at the Monks home, 312 South Main street, Winchester, will be held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church with father Aquinas Knoff in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

Miss Horrigan had been seriously ill for the past three weeks from a complication of diseases.

She was born on May 16, 1876 in Randolph county, daughter of Maurice and Margaret Stack-Horrigan. She attended the old No. 12 school at West Union and later the St. Mary's school in Union City. Miss Horrigan had lived in Union City until 16 months ago when she made her residence at the Winchester home.

She was a member of the St. Mary's church and the Rosary society of the church.

Surviving are a brother, John Horrigan, route two, Union City; three nephews and two nieces.

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

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

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William (Squire) Miller, 72, well known Darke county farmer, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mr. Miller resided two and one-half miles north of Greenville, and had spent his entire life in Darke county.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Elva; one son, Irvin, of Arcanum, route one; two daughter, Mrs. Harrison Sears, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Alva Sears, Greenville, route five; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester, of Marion, O., and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Locke, Arcanum, rural route.

Rites were held Tuesday at the Abbottsville United Brethren church, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Heart Attack Claims Life Of Fred Stebleton.

Following a heart attack at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Fred Stebleton, 57, a custodian of the Union City West Side school for the past six years, died two and one-half hours later at his residence, 422 Chatham street.

Mr. Stebleton was born on July 28, 1898 at Little York, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nichols-Stebleton. He attended school at Little York and at the age of 10 came to Union City where he continued his education. He was married to Mary Tittle in Union City during 1916. Prior to becoming a custodian at the West Side school, Mr. Stebleton was employed at the Body company, Backstay Welt company and then the C. W. Rice and Company.

Well known in Union City, he was a member of the Christian church and was assistant chairman of the church board of deacons. He also belonged to the Wa-Jac Conservation club and for a number of years played the bass in the old city band.

Besides the wife, Mr. Stebleton leaves two sons, Robert, of West Union, and Donald, at home; a step-mother, Mrs. Sarah Stebleton, Union City; three sisters, Mrs. William Leahy, Mrs. Elwood Shepherd and Mrs. Hattie Hardesty, all of Union City, and one brother, Edward Stebleton, also Union City.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence Saturday afternoon where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Union City Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

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

Frank C. White Dies Suddenly At Lynn Home.

Frank Chester White, 66, died suddenly at 10 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Minnie Mae; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Azbell and Mrs. Helen Jordan, both of Lynn, Mrs. Geneva Nelson, of Hollansburg, O., and Mrs. Mildred Walls, of Indianapolis; three sons, Thomas J. and Robert, both of Lynn, and Harold of Detroit; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1946

Burial Planned Here For Former Resident.

Mrs. George Klumpp, former Union City resident, died in New York City, according to information received late this morning. The body will be brought to this city for brief services to be held at the Brooks and Sons funeral home at 2 p. m. Monday. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. No other details were disclosed.

[This was Lauretta Minerva Klumpp, age 85, who was buried beside her late husband, George J. Klumpp who died in 1926.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1946

Father Of Union City Woman Passes Away.

Harry B. Macy, 69-year-old resident of Economy, near Richmond, Ind., died Friday after a brief illness. He was the father of Mrs. Katherine Marshall of Union City.

Other survivors include the widow, Lilly; four other daughters, Mrs. Lois Armstrong of Centerville, Mrs. Ruth Luellen, Mrs. Martha Luellen and Mrs. Mary Morrison, all of Economy; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Frank W. of Economy, Bryam of Hagerstown and Forrest of Dublin.

Funeral services for Mr. Macy will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Economy Friends church. Burial will be in the Economy cemetery. Friends may call at the Macy home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, November 30, 1946

Rites Today For Eva P. Whitehair, Ex-County Resident.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock today at the Albany Christian church for Mrs. Eva Pauline Whitehair, 24, a former Randolph county resident, who died at Ball hospital in Muncie Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock. Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Glen Friar officiated and burial was in the Strong cemetery near Albany.

Mrs. Whitehair was the wife of James Whitehair, and resided thee miles south of Albany. She was a graduate of Green township high school in Randolph county and a member of the Albany Eastern Star.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Karen Sue; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hines, of Ridgeville; two sisters, Mrs. Della Stafford of Muncie, and Alice Hines, at home; and two brothers, Lewis, J., now serving with the navy, and Jack, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 2, 1946

Margaret Taylor, Ex-Resident, Dead.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Margaret Taylor, 79, former resident of Union City. She passed away on November 24 in a nursing home at Piqua, Ohio, after a major operation six weeks ago.

Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon at Piqua, with burial there.

She is survived by one son, Ross Bonner, of Piqua, and one brother, Perry McKee of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 2, 1946

Body Company Employe Dies While Working.

James Clarence Jackson, 56, a resident of Portland, died suddenly this morning while working at the Body company in Union City. Death was thought due to a heart attack. A Union City physician was called, and the body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending burial arrangements.

Mr. Jackson had worked in the pattern department of the Body company for approximately 15 years.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baird chapel in Portland where he had resided with his mother, Mrs. Lillie Jackson, on South Meridian street. Rev. Edward McCanes officiated and interment was made in the Green Park cemetery in Portland. In addition to the mother he is survived by two sons, Wilbur, of Indianapolis, and Everett of Colorado Springs, Colo.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 2, 1946

Clyde C. Davis Dies At Hospital In Indianapolis.

Clyde C. Davis, Sr., a native of Winchester, died at the St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis Thursday following a major operation.

Mr. Davis was born and reared in Winchester and moved to Indianapolis about twenty years ago. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Davis, of Indianapolis; and one son, Clyde C., Jr., of Pasadena, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Fry, of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. W. T. Wilson, of Winchester; and one brother, George W. Davis of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services for the deceased will be conducted at the Hisey mortuary in Indianapolis Monday morning at 10 o'clock after which the body will be brought to Winchester for graveside rites at Fountain Park cemetery at 2 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Dr. Ira H. Hawes, 78, of Arcanum, one of Darke county's oldest active physicians, died Wednesday from the effects of a paralytic stroke he had suffered ten days earlier. Funeral services were conducted in Arcanum Saturday, with burial in Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Elias Burk, 74, operator of an upholstering shop at Arcanum for the past four years, died Thursday at his home in Arcanum. Rites were held in the Darke county town Sunday with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Horatio --- Philip L. Brewer, 82-year-old retired Darke County farmer, died Thursday at the home of a son, Lewis, one and one-half miles north of Horatio. Services were held Saturday in Greenville with burial at Stelvideo.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that Philip Levern Brewer was born July 3, 1864 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Alfred Brewer (b. Darke Co., OH) and Mary Rice (b. Holmes Co., OH). Survivors include one son, Lewis Brewer, Bradford, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Oscar Pease, Miss Jennie Brewer, both of Greenville; Mrs. Alfred Brewer, Beamsville, OH and Mrs. Gene Grooms, Stelvideo, OH; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Spidel, Greenville and Mrs. Jennie Brumbaugh, Greenville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Hazel Mider, 57, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she had suffered less than three hours earlier.

She resided in Greenville, and leaves a daughter, Mrs. W. Keith Harman, at home; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Shively, of Greenville, route one.

Rites were held Monday in Greenville, with burial in a cemetery there.

[Miller Funeral home records state that she was born Aug. 22, 1889 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Frank Wise and Ruth Ann ____. She was divorced but her spouse was Vincent Midler.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- John B. Maher, 82, retired Greenville grocery man, died Saturday at his residence, 519 Ash street.

Surviving are a son, Lawrence, and a daughter, Margaret, both at home.

Rites were held Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Marion Robison, 76, whose death here Friday following a short illness, were held Monday. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Robinson, a retired laborer, leaves a brother, Henry, of Spiceland, Ind.

[He was the son of Thomas Robison and Phebe Loya. His spouse was Flossie Coons.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 4, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Despondency over failing health is said to have motivated the suicide of Mrs. Mayme May Develbiss, 52, who hanged herself Saturday in her residence in Greenville. The wife of Harry Develbiss, the deceased was born in Greenville township and had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, James, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Lavon Schlechty, Greenville; her mother, Mrs. Rose Swadner, also of this city, and a brother, Emerson Swadner, of Detroit.

Services were held here Tuesday, with burial at Fort Jefferson.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born May 15, 1894 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Henry J. Swadner, (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Rose Schaar (b. Twin Twp., Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 5, 1946

Returns From Trip At Farmland To Find Wife Is A Suicide.

Redkey, Ind., Dec. 5 --- Mrs. Maude L. Long, 69, wife of John H. Long, Jay county farmer, ended her life Tuesday morning at the family home, one and one-half miles west of here. The husband found her body hanging from a transom between rooms when he returned at 9:45 o'clock from a trip to near Farmland. She had been despondent over ill health.

In addition to the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Opal Hannaford, of Anderson, and Mrs. Hazel Bevington, of Bluffton; one son, Leo Scripture, of Fairmount; one sister, Mrs. Martha Newsman, of Florida; one brother, Charles Robbins, of Greensburg; one stepson, Roy Long, of Dunkirk; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the residence in charge of Rev. Mr. Sanks, of Dunkirk. Burial was in the Hartford City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 6, 1946

J. C. Morrow, 57, Dies At Redkey; Daughter Lives In Union City.

Redkey, Ind., Dec. 6 --- James Carl Morrow, 57, part owner of the Redkey Monument company, died suddenly of pneumonia Wednesday night at his home here. He had been ill only a few days.

Surviving are the widow, Oma; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Williamson, of Union City, and Miss Jackie Sue Morrow, at home; one sister, Mrs. Jerome Roesner, of Celina, Ohio; one brother, John, of Celina, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Redkey Methodist church, with Rev. R. J. Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Hill Crest cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 6, 1946

Former Randolph Resident Dies After An Extended Illness.

William Henry Bales, 77, retired farmer, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his home in Albany after an extended illness. He went to Albany about twenty years ago from the Hopewell community, north of Farmland.

Surviving are two sons, George Bales, of Ridgeville, and Wilbert Bales, of Farmland; three daughters, Amiss Alice Bales, at home; Mrs. Bertha Moody, of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Delilah Huffman, of Weatherford, Texas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Rust funeral home in Albany. Funeral arrangements will be made today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 6, 1946

Myrtle Barnes, Ex-Resident, Dies On Coast.

Mrs. Myrtle Barnes, widow of Ernest Barnes, and a former well known resident of Winchester, passed away at her home in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday morning following a long illness. She moved to California several years ago.

Surviving are two sons, John R., of Burbank, Calif., and Thomas, of San Fernando, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a sister-in-las, Mrs. Thomas Thornburg, of Winchester.

The body will arrive in Winchester Monday night and will be taken to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Winchester Methodist church in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase, and interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 6, 1946

Darke County Death.

Rossburg --- Edward [Lawrence] Uhrick, 70, of Rossburg, died Monday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Mr. Uhrick had lived at Rossburg only since October 1, moving here from near Versailles.

Services were held Thursday in Greenville, with burial in Greenmound cemetery at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 7, 1946

D. P. Coddington, Age 77, Retired Minister, Is Dead.

Rev. D. P. Coddington, 77, a retired United Brethren minister and well-known Randolph county resident, passed away at the Jay County hospital in Portland at 6 a. m. today of complications following a fractured hip suffered in September.

Surviving are the widow, Ola; two sons, Loring of Winchester and Virgel of Eaton, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Garnet Crane of Indianapolis; two brothers, William of Winchester and Orval of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Fouse of Carlos and Mrs. Arthur Mann of Sturgis, Mich.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Portland United Brethren church with Rev. L. D. G. Wertz and Rev. John Roberts, of Muncie, officiating. Burial was in the Saratoga cemetery. Rev. Coddington had served thirty-five years in the ministry before his retirement.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 9, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- John R. Plessinger, 20-year-old navy veteran from Versailles, died Wednesday night in Piqua Memorial hospital from injuries sustained recently in an auto accident near Fort Loramie. He suffered a broken back and internal injuries.

He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Plessinger, Versailles; a brother, Joseph, of Versailles; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Williams, Versailles, and Wanda Plessinger, Dayton, and a grandfather, Ezra Plessinger, also of Versailles.

Rites were held Saturday at Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 9, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Harry H. Wogaman, 81, retired Greenville manufacturer, died suddenly Wednesday night at his home here following a heart attack.

Immediate survivors include seven children, F. Iona Mann, Ethel M. Steffen and Martin Wogaman, all of Greenville; Mildred Wogaman, at home; Mary Kathryn Lyons, Arcanum; Dorothea May Weaver, of Franklin, and Hallie E. Coppock, Columbus.

Rites were conducted Saturday at the Wogaman residence, with burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 9, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Andrew J. Kimerling, 90, died Friday. He resided with his son, Orville Kimerling, one mile east of Hollansburg.

He leaves the son, two daughters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at the Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 9, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- Mrs. Frances Baker, 45, wife of Orville Baker, Franklin township farmer, died Thursday at her home, four miles southwest of Gettysburg, following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, immediate survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Letha Deston, of Bradford, rural route; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Jordan, of Woodington, six sisters and four brothers,

Rites were held Monday afternoon at the Abbottsville U. B. church with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.

[She was the daughter of David Gordan and Sarah Yoder according to the death certificate.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1946

Jacob Subler Dead; Services Wednesday.

Jacob G. Subler, 67, a retired Darke county farmer, died at 3:30 p. m. Sunday at his late home in New Weston. He had been in declining health for over two years.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Nellie; three sons, James, of Dayton, and George and Robert, at home; three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Sandy, Dayton; Mrs. Chester Steed, Ansonia, and Mrs. Robert Beckman, of Steubenville; three grandchildren and three brothers, Michael and August Subler, of near Rossburg, and John Subler, of Mier [?], Michigan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Marker funeral home in Versailles. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1946

C. C. Williams, Lynn Hardware Dealer, Is Dead.

Christopher C. (Chris) Williams, 70, died at his home in Lynn at 7:45 o'clock this morning following an illness of several months.

He was a hardware merchant in Lynn for thirty-five years and several years ago operated an electrical appliance store in Winchester, He was a member of the West Christian church in Lynn and the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Jane: two sons, Veirl R. and Clyde C., both of Lynn; one daughter, Judith, at home; thee grandchildren; two brothers, Wayde of Richmond, and Owen of Williamsburg; one half-brother, Frank Williams; and one half sister, Mrs. Nettie McNutt of Fountain City.

Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the West Christian church with Rev. Harold Oder officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

Friends may call at the residence in Lynn at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1946

One Of Twin Infants Dies At Hospital.

One of the twin boys of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Russ, 342 Clifford avenue, Union City, who was born at the city hospital this morning, died there at 10:05 a. m. today. The body was taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home for burial preparations. Private graveside services for the deceased infant will be held at the city cemetery Wednesday morning.

The other infant born at 6:30 a. m. weighs five pounds, three and one-half ounces, and has not been named as yet. The child is reported to be doing nicely.

[Private graveside services were held Wednesday morning at the Union City cemetery for Charles Edward Ruff; the twin who died. Rev. Cecil Atkinson officiated.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Miss Helen A. [Augusta] Plowman, 85, of Greenville, route one, a former Darke county school teacher and an active figure in the local literary field for many years, died Friday at Wayne hospital here following a lingering illness. Miss Plowman was one of the founders of the Greenville Pen and Quill club and had serves as press correspondent of Fort Greenville Chapter of the D. of A. during an extended membership.

Services were held Monday afternoon at Greenville, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Matilda Rismiller, 72, wife of Frank Rismiller, well known Richland township farmer, died Sunday at her home on the south edge of Beamsville following a five-year illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Elva, of Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Marie Engelken and Mrs. Freddie Hartzell, both of Greenville, and Miss Norma Rismiller, at home; one grandchild, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the late residence and later at the St. John's church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 11, 1946

Darke County Death.

Palestine --- Dianne Jean Hans, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hans, died Monday at her farm home, two miles northeast of :Palestine, after a short illness.

Rites were held Wednesday at the Nashville U. B. church, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

[Death Certificate states that she was buried at Ft. Jefferson Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1946

Forrest Rupe Dies In Arizona.

Forrest Rupe, son of the late Albert Rupe, former Winchester poultry man, died at Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday morning, according to word received here today. A veteran of World War I, he left Winchester in 1919.

Surviving are three brothers, Tom, Frank and Clarence, and two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, all of this community.

The body will be taken to Denver, Col., for burial.

Mr. Rupe was a purchasing agent for Woolworth stores covering territory west of the Mississippi and east of the Rockies.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1946

Sister Of Union City Resident Is Dead.

Steve Hathaway of Union City has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Violet Hiatt, which occurred suddenly from a heart attack at her home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on December 5. Funeral services and burial for Mrs. Hiatt were conducted in Calgary.

Surviving, besides the brother, are five children, all residents of Calgary; five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Shirk, of Portland; Mrs. Edna Evans, of Dunkirk; Mrs. Blanche Hole, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mrs. Margarey Matchett, of Bradford, O., and Mrs. Ada Chew, of Salamonia, and two other brothers, Basil Hathaway of Dunkirk, and Leon Hathaway of near Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1946

Father Of Local Man Passes Away.

Word received today disclosed the death of James Arthur Brown, 75, father of Albert W. "Brownie" Brown, Union City, which occurred in Plymouth, Fla., where he had resided for the past six years. The deceased had been seriously ill for one week.

He had been a tinner and plumber at Lebanon, Ind., for many years prior to his retirement. He had made frequent visits to Union City and was well-known here. Mr. Brown was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges at Lebanon.

Besides the son he leaves two stepchildren, Russell Dodson of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Marjorie Pierson of Monticello, Ind., and seven grandchildren

It is tentatively planned to return the body to Lebanon where it will be interred.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Lebanon with burial in the Lebanon cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1946

Last Rites For Wilbur Benson Set For Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the White River church for Wilbur Benson, a former resident of Randolph county who died at his home in Traverse City, Mich., Tuesday morning. He had resided in Traverse City for the past twenty-eight years. Rev. Claude Lykins will officiate and burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Minnie (Edwards) Benson, and a daughter, Mrs. Russel Wilson, both of Traverse City; one son, Andrew, of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Keister, of Union City; and two brothers, Alva Benson, of Ridgeville, and Linus Benson, of Kansas.

The body will arrive in Winchester Friday morning and will be removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where it will remain until one hour before the services at which time it will be removed to the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Ruth Preston, 49, widow of W. T. Preston, died Monday in Greenville following a lingering illness. She lived with a son, F. E. Brown, at 423 Washington avenue.

Rites were held Thursday afternoon at the Abbottsville church with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born June 20, 1897 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Ananias Fryman and Hettie Billheimer (both b. Darke Co., OH). Other survivors include three grandchildren; a brother, Earl Fryman, Toledo, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Kreider, Greenville, OH and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Bradford, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 13, 1946

Word Received Of Robert Stack Death.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Robert Stack, 33, which occurred Monday night in a Los Angeles hospital after he had undergone surgery for a brain tumor.

Mr. Stack was born in Union City, the son of Mart and Anna O'Connor-Stack, and left this city to go to Richmond at the age of 11. Later he moved to Los Angeles where he was associated in architectural work.

Besides the parents, he leaves a wife, Marge; one son, Pat, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Dintaman, of Richmond.

The body will be returned to Richmond where final rites will be held in the St. Marys church, with burial in Earlham cemetery. Date of the burial has not been learned as yet.

[Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Dec. 19th at St. Mary's Catholic church in Richmond and burial was made in the St. Mary's cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Painter Creek --- James Tobias Stiles, 82, a retired Franklin township farmer, was found dead in bed in his home at Painter Creek Tuesday by a neighbor, Charles Cox. Medical examiners, who pronounced death due to a heart attack, report that Stiles had been dead several days.

Funeral services were held in Greenville Thursday, with burial at Abbottsville.

Immediate survivors include a son, Earl, of Arcanum, rural route, and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Clark, of Arcanum.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 15, 1864 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Henry Stiles and Mary Strader. Additional survivors included three sisters, Mrs. Isaac Weaver and Mrs. Jesse Weaver, both of Berrien Springs, MI, and Mrs. Ella Moist, of Bradford, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 14, 1946

Boze Funeral Will Be Conducted Sunday.

Funeral services for Eli Boze, 80, a retired Washington township farmer, whose death occurred Thursday at the Darke county infirmary, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Surviving are a stepson, John Winn, of Union City, route five; two step-daughters, Mrs. Garfield Young, Greenville, route three, and Mrs. Robert Washington, Union City, route five; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Dancer, of Paulding county, Ohio, and three brothers, John Boze, Ansonia; Milton Boze, New Weston, and George Boze, who lives in Michigan.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Feb. 15, 1866, the son of James Boze and Malinda Straight. His wife, Elizabeth, died three years earlier.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 14, 1946

Death Claims Zenda M. Cales; Rites Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Zenda M. Cales, 45, who died at a hospital in Richmond Thursday afternoon following a serious illness, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The deceased was a resident of Winchester and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. (Vine) Roosa; one brother, Lawrence, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Hulett, of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 14, 1946

Denzil Anderson Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Denzil M. Anderson, 54, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 10:45 p. m. Thursday. He was a resident of Lynn and a member of the Lynn Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Marie; two sons, Harold, of Muncie, and Howard, of Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Downard, of Richmond, and Mrs. Rush Johnson, of Lynn; one brother, Noral, of near Lynn; two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the residence in Lynn in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorne with burial in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the residence in Lynn after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Theodosia Bates-Helm, 77, a resident of the Brethren church home, Greenville, for several years, died suddenly Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Dorothy Helm, in Columbus, where she had been visiting for the last week. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Services were held in Greenville Friday, with burial at Camden.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 16, 1946

Delia Stiver Dies At Home In Union City.

Mrs. Delia Helen Stiver, 86, a resident of the Union City community all her life, passed away Saturday evening at 10 o'clock at her home, 1026 West Division street, following an illness of one year. Her condition had been serious for two days prior to her death.

Born in Coletown on June 14, 1860, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Sarah Manuel-Cox, and attended the school near her home. She was married to John L. Stiver in Coletown on September 8, 1878, and they came to Union City 20 years ago. Mrs. Stiver was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Michael H. Mote, Dayton; four sons, Omer M. and Charles H. Stiver, of Dayton; Otho Stiver, of Oxnard, Calif., and Jesse F. Stiver, of Union City, and over 40 grandchildren. Two children, Earl M. and Raymond, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. (CST) at the Coletown church with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Manuel cemetery at Coletown.

The body is at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 16, 1946

Rosa F. Neel Dies At Home Near Saratoga.

Mrs. Rosa F. Neel, 75, wife of Aaron Neel, died Sunday at 12:30 p. m. at the family home, three and one-half miles northeast of Saratoga.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Viola Hawley of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Mary Warner, of north of Muncie, and Mrs. Blanche Cook of Jackson township; two sons, Clarence E., of Logansport and Raymond W. of Warren; two brothers, Martin Warren, of Jackson township and Virgil Warren of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Della Weimer, of Muncie rural route, and Mrs. Bertha Sutton, of Jackson township; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland and will be returned to the residence Tuesday morning.

Funeral services for Mrs. Neel will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Saratoga Methodist church and burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 16, 1946

Highway Foreman Killed By Train.

Don Reed, 55, foreman of a Randolph county highway department road gang, was killed instantly at 10:20 a. m. today when his car was struck by a westbound Pennsylvania passenger train on state road 28 east of Ridgeville.

Investigating officers said that Reed, sole occupant of the car, apparently had waited for an eastbound freight train to pass, then pulled onto the double tracks directly into the path of the oncoming passenger. He was going east on road 28.

The train was No. 115. Engineer was J. A. Fry of Royal Center and the conductor, R. Fisher of Columbus, Ohio.

The badly mangled body was taken to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville. The car was demolished.

Mr. Reed, a resident of Pennville in Jay county was married and the father of three children, two sons in the service and a daughter.

Investigating officers were Sheriff lester Puterbaugh, Deputy Cliff Hines and Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner.

[Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Pennville Methodist church in charge of Revs. Roy Brown and George Davis. Burial was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Pennville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 16, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Mrs. Georgia Love, 77, died Thursday at her residence here after a short illness.

Services were conducted Saturday at the residence with burial being made in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 17, 1946

Word Received W. R. Redmond Dies In Florida.

Word received in Union City today revealed the death of W. R. Redmond, 47, of Orlando, Fla., which occurred there yesterday morning from the effects of injuries he suffered in an accident while doing construction work last week.

Mr. Redmond, who was a steamfitter and welder, had lived in Union City at various times for 21 years. He left this city on March 11, 1946 to begin work at Orlando.

He was a native of Clarksville, Tenn., and was educated in Nashville, Tenn. The deceased was a veteran of World War I and a member of the United Brethren church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. George Hill, of Union City; three children, William, Linda Lou and Josephine, and his former wife, Mrs. Viola Redmond, also of this city.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Last Rites For George Grile To Be Thursday.

Final rites for George Wesley Grile, 57, prominent resident of New Pittsburg, Randolph county, who died at 11 a. m. Tuesday, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the New Pittsburg Reform church with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Recovery, O. Spring Hill cemetery.

Mr. Grile died about thirty minutes after suffering a heart attack while helping his son-in-law, Harold Kochersperger, cut wood on the rear of the Kochersperger farm.

He was born September 30, 1889, in Noble township, Jay county, the son of Adam and Rachel (Easterday) Grile. On October 5, 1912, he was married to Rena McAlexander, who survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kochersperger; and the following brothers and sisters: Russell Grile, of Colon, Mich., Mrs. Ola Bergman, of Bryant, Mrs. Jessie Lefavor, of Portland, Mrs. Helen Miller, of South Bend, Ezra Grile, of Noble township, Mrs. Lulu Franklin, of Portland, Ray Grile, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Zora Green, of northwest of Portland, and Paul Grile, of Rochester, Ind.

Friends may call at the late residence in New Pittsburg at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Pickett Infant Dies.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pickett of East McKeesport, Pa., have sent word to Union City of the death of their infant daughter which occurred a few hours after birth Monday at a McKeesport hospital. Mr. Pickett formerly resided in Union City.

Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pickett, of New Weston, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Moats, of East McKeesport.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hileman, 73, formerly of Darke county, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Merlie Wolfe, in Dayton, after an 18-month illness.

Besides the daughter, she leaves her husband, John Hileman; two sons, Charles, of New Madison, and Warren, of Urbana; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hathaway, New Madison, and Jennie Hileman, Greenville, rural route, and a brother, George Puterbaugh, New Madison.

Rites were held Monday at the Stutz and Sando funeral home with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 15, 1873 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of David Puterbaugh (b. New Madison, OH) and Lydia Machey (b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Nathan Sibery, 89, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Jay, in Jaysville.

Surviving are one son, Walter, of Greenville; another daughter, Mrs. Inez Friley, also of this city; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan 28, 1857 in Jay Co., IN, the son of William Sibery (b. Jay Co., IN) and _________.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 19, 1946

Ora Keister, Ex-County Man, Dies In Florida.

Ora Keister, 77, a former resident of Randolph county, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his winter home in DeLand, Fla. His twin brother preceded him in death a year ago.

Surviving are the widow, Mabel; three daughters, Imogene, Marcella and Dollie, and a son, Calvin, all of Michigan; a sister, Dollie, and a brother, Thomas, both of Westfield, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services have not as yet been arranged.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 19, 1946

Elijah Puckett, Former County Treasurer, Dead.

Elijah Puckett, 77, a native of Randolph county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Harmon, three miles south of Winchester, at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night following an illness of two years.

The deceased was born in Randolph county November 9, 1869, the son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Adamson) Puckett, and in 1887 was married to Ivy Starbuck, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Puckett was a retired farmer and served as treasurer of Randolph county from 1914 to 1918. He was a member of the Buena Vista Christian church.

Surviving, in addition to the daughter at whose home he died, is another daughter, Mrs. Charles Denamore, of Richmond; a son, Herschel Puckett, of New Lisbon; one brother, Chester Puckett, and a half brother, Emerson Puckett, both of Winchester; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Puckett will be conducted at the Buena Vista church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Harmon, from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester Thursday evening where friends may call after 7 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 19, 1946

Lenora Dudley Dies At Home Near Carlos.

Mrs. Lenora Ann [Moune] Dudley, 75, died at her home near Carlos at 12:30 a. m. Wednesday.

She was the widow of Lemuel H. Dudley [who died in 1944]. There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Buena Vista church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 20, 1946

Sally Robinson Dies At Home Near Winchester.

Mrs. Sally A. Robinson, 86, widow of John H. Robinson, passed away at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday night at her home, four miles southeast of Winchester.

She had been a resident of Jericho community in Randolph county for the past sixty years. She was born in Hendricks county on June 21, 1860, the daughter of Ahimanz and Minerva (Harvey) Kendall.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon and Raymond, both of Winchester; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson will be conducted at 1 p. m. Saturday at the late residence, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery. Relatives request that friends please omit flowers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 20, 1946

Darke County Death.

Yorkshire --- Ora Earhart, 76-year-old Wabash township farmer, dropped dead Wednesday in a barnyard adjoining his residence where his body was found a few minutes later by his wife, Ida. Medical examiners attributed death to a heart attack.

Rites will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Versailles Christian church, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Infant Thornbury Dies At Hospital; Services Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers funeral home in Winchester for Michael Clifton Thornbury, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Thornbury, who died at the Randolph County hospital at 3:15 a. m. Sunday. Rev. Raymond Harris will officiate and burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Besides the parents he leaves the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Harland Conyers of Winchester; the paternal grandfather, Charles Brown of Hagerstown; and the maternal [?] grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Thornbury of Union City.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Winchester at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

County Native Dies In Portland; Rites Tuesday.

Last rites for Perry J. McKee, 75, well-known brick mason and native of Randolph county, who died at noon Saturday at the home of a son, John W., in Portland, will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Friends church in Portland with Rev. Theodore Foxworthy of Van Wert, O., officiating. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery near Portland.

The deceased was the son of Perry and Abagail (McCartney) McGee. He was married to Violetta McCreey and later to Anna Foltz, both preceding him in death.

Surviving, in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Myra Clifton of Wren, O.; three step-children, Mrs. Minnie McKee of Portland, Harold Foltz of Springfield, O., and Irwin Foltz of Columbia City; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Williamson funeral home in Portland at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Andrew Schunck, Former Resident, Dies At Celina, O.

Andrew Schnuch, 83, formerly of Union City, died at 3:30 a. m. today at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Brady, in Celina, Ohio, following an extended illness. He had resided in this city with the son-in-law and daughter for some time until they made their home in Celina about five years ago.

Besides the daughter, Mr. Schunck leaves three other daughters, Mrs. John Anderson, of Birmingham, Ala.; Miss Bernadine Schunck, of New York, and Miss Magdalene Schunck, of Celina, and one grandson, Robert Michael Brady, Celina.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a. m. (EST) Thursday at the Immaculate Conception church at Celina. Burial will be made in the cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Yorktown Physician Claimed By Death.

Yorktown, Ind., Dec. 23 --- Dr. Frank Kilgore, 70, widely-known Yorktown physician and former Delaware county coroner, died yesterday morning at Ball Memorial hospital following a long illness.

The body was taken to the Polhemus and Shirley funeral home in Daleville and will be returned to the residence Tuesday. Services will be held at the Yorktown Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Polhemus in charge. Burial will be in Elm Ridge cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Jaysville --- William Edwin Markland, 89, died Thursday night at his farm home near Jaysville on Greenville, route one.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah; five sons, John, of Arcanum, rural route; Jesse, who lives in Florida; Bruce, at home; and Charles and Harry, Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Ora Powell, of Wilmington; Mrs. Mary Smith, Dayton, and Mrs. Eva Atkins, of Huntington, W. Va.

Rites were held Monday in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Monday for Isaac Newton Vanscoy, 89, whose death occurred Thursday night at his late home, three miles east of Greenville on route 36. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Sherl Gibboney, of Columbus, and Mrs. Belford Wilt, Greenville; one son, William, of Greenville, route five; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jesse Folkerth, Greenville..

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Luther L. Lonas, 76, retired Darke county farmer and former school teacher, died Thursday at his residence in Greenville.

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

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Aug. 4, 1870 at Mt. Jackson, VA, the son of Fredrick Lonas and Elizabeth Hudson (both b. Shenandoah Co., VA). Among the survivors were his wife, Eunice V.; a daughter, Mrs. (Ruth E.)James E. Heath, of Greenville; a brother, Joseph Lonas, Meadville, PA and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Scothern, Mt. Jackson, VA.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Allen Huff, Prominent Lynn Man, Is Dead.

Allen Huff, 70, passed away in Lynn at 12:15 Tuesday. He was a well known resident of the Lynn community having operated the Huff Dairy for several years. He was a member of the Lynn Christian church and the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow; the mother, Mrs. Mary Huff of Miamisburg, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jones of Berea, Ky., and Mrs. Martha Marvell of Franklin, O.; three brothers, Thomas and William of Berea, Ky., and James of Miamisburg, O.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Lynn West Christian church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Interment was made in the New Liberty cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Martha Brawley Dies Sunday At Home In Lynn.

Martha Elizabeth Brawley, 82, widow of the late Coah T. Brawley [d. March 1941], passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Iova [Charles] Owens, in Lynn at 10:30 p. m. Sunday.

Surviving, other that the daughter are several nieces and nephews.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the home of the daughter in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills assisted by Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Long --- Rev. Edward Bass, 72, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Long for the past 16 years, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday night at his residence in the Darke county town.

Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Roma Kennedy and Mrs. Marie Stevens, both at home; one son, Ira Bass, of Dayton, and 10 grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at the Long church, with burial in Clemens cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- Mrs. Louise Cargill, 82, a lifelong resident of Gettysburg, died Friday night after an extended illness.

Services were held Monday in Gettysburg, with burial in East Zion cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Castine --- Granville R. (Doc) Ruse, 63, a well known Darke county farmer, died Saturday at his home near Castine.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy; five sons; two grandchildren, and a sister.

Services were held Tuesday in New Madison. Interment was in Castine cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born April 26, 1883 at New Madison, Darke Co., OH, the son of Jesse Ruse (b. PA) and Hannah Braddock (b. OH). His five sons were Clark, Howard, Dale, Ralph and Frank; also surviving is one sister, Mrs. A. L. Neff, of Greenville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 26, 1946

Graveside Rites Held.

Graveside services were held at the Church of the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City, this afternoon for the stillborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bagwell of Ansonia. The rites were in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Mr. Bagwell was formerly of this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 26, 1946

Fred Seebode, German Native, Dies Suddenly.

Ferdinand Fred Seebode, 74, a native of Germany, died suddenly Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at his home, 909 West Oak street, Union City.

Mr. Seebode was born on April 7, 1872 and received his education in Germany. At the age of 17 he came from that country to Cincinnati where he resided for seven years. In 1896 he migrated to Union City and worked at the old Carriage company as a blacksmith for several years. Later he was employed at the Body company for 10 years until his retirement a number of years ago.

Surviving are two brothers, William Seebode, at home, and Henry, of Cincinnati, and two nieces.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 6 p. m. Thursday.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a. m. Friday with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. The body will then be removed to the Daubert funeral home, Price Hill, Cincinnati, where short services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be made in Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 26, 1946

Death Claims Ida B. Bolinger; Rites Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Winchester Friends church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Ida Belle Bolinger, 71, wife of John Bolinger, who died at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the family residence, two miles south of Winchester. She had been ill for one month. Rev. George Addington and Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Bolinger was a native of Randolph county. She was a member of the Friends church and the Friendly Home Economics club.

Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Madonna Hesser of near Winchester, and Mrs. Beatrice Meeks of Farmland; three sons, Leonard of Winchester, Delford of Muncie, and Loring at home; one sister, Mrs. Ora Keys of near Winchester; one brother, Dr. A. U. Edwards of Beckley, W. Va.; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Mrs. Sophia Prasuhn, 72, widow of Charles Prasuhn, of Ansonia, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Mitchell, Columbus, Ohio, where she had been receiving medical care for several weeks.

Mrs. Prasuhn, a lifelong resident of the Ansonia vicinity, leaves one other daughter, Mrs. George Williams, of Hebron; two sons, Harry, of Ansonia, and Oscar, of Columbus; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Warren Schafer and Mrs. Walter Stahl, Greenville.

Rites were held Tuesday in Ansonia, with burial in St. John's cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that she was born Oct. 12, 1874 in Greenville, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of William H. Hoffman and Wilhelmina Brocksmith (both b. Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Weston --- Mrs. Elsie E. Booker, 52, wife of Omer E. Booker, of near New Weston, died Sunday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton where she had undergone a major operation the preceding day.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. LaVera Gibson, of Ansonia, and Mrs. Deloris Hesson, Versailles; one son, Donald, of Greenville; six grandchildren; her father, A. D. Sharp, of Arcanum; six brothers and nine sisters.

Rites were held Tuesday at the New Weston Methodist church, with interment in Holsapple cemetery.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Elsie Estella Booker was born Nov 6, 1894 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Albert D. Sharp and Jennie Shultz (both b. Darke Co., OH).].

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 27, 1946

R. U. Shaneyfelt Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Reney Urman Shaneyfelt, 42, died early Wednesday in the Randolph County hospital, following a short illness.

He is survived by the widow, Beulah; four daughters, Barbara, Martha, Carolyn and Mona Jean, and three sons, William, Philip and David, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Delbert Moore of Muncie, and Esther Smith of Redkey; three brothers, Raymond and Glen, both of Winchester, and Alva of Marion.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Friends church in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 28, 1946

Inez Howell, 77, Dies Near Modoc; Rites Sunday.

Funeral Services fr Mrs. Inez Howell, 77, wife of William M. Howell, who died at 8:15 o'clock Friday night at the family residence near Modoc, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Modoc Methodist church, with Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating. Burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

Besides the husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Moran of Economy, and Mrs. Ruby Fritz of Greensfork; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Powell of Muncie, Mrs. Minnie Cox of Carlos, Mrs. Rena Morrison of Economy, and Mrs. Mary Marshall of Union City; one brother, Carl Conley of Richmond; five grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 28, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Emma B. Turrell, 74, died Thursday at her home near Abbottsville after a two-year illness. She was a lifelong resident of Van Buren township.

Immediate survivors include a son [?], Paul, at home, and a brother, W. H. Turrell, of Arcanum, rural route.

Rites were held Saturday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 30, 1946

Bertha E. Krick Dies Following Long Illness.

Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Krick, a former resident of Winchester and a native of Darke county, Ohio, died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Shaw, 2125 Macedonia avenue, Muncie, following an extended illness.

The deceased was born near Rossburg, O. She and Mr. Krick spent most of their married life in Darke county, Ohio, and came to Indiana about seven years ago. She had been a resident of Muncie for only three weeks.

Surviving are the husband, John H.; three daughters, Mrs. Shirl McCabe of New Madison, O., Mrs. A. L. Shaw of Muncie, and Mrs. Harry Smith of Winchester; five sons, Wilbur of Milton, Walter of Greenville, O., Leonard of Richmond, Chalmer of New Madison, O., and John, Jr. of Richmond; one brother, George Hittle of Phoenix, Ariz.; and thirty-three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Winchester at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Russell Cassell in charge. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Friends may call at the Shaw home in Muncie at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 30, 1946

Funeral Services Are Held For Sister Of Union City Residents.

Final rites were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Martha Jane Heath, 72, sister of Abe Rudy and Mrs. Clyde E. Willis, of Union City, whose death occurred Thursday night at her late home in Newport, Ky. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Mrs. Heath, who had lived in Newport since 1908, was born and reared in Darke county.

Besides the brother and sister, Mrs. Heath leaves two sons, Robert and Rudy Heath, and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rummel and Mrs. Kathryn Graf, all of Newport; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and another sister, Mary Rudy, of Newport; Her husband, Charles Heath, and a son, Ward, preceded her in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 30, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Goldie M. Wright, 58, of two miles east of New Madison died Friday afternoon following a year's illness.

Surviving are the husband, Harley; one son, Gerald, of New Madison, and two sisters, Mrs. Echo Mages, New Madison, rural route, and Mrs. Gladys Richard, of Hollansburg;

Services were conducted Monday afternoon at New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 28, 1889 at Greenville, OH, the daughter of Louis Wells and Addie Yount (both b. OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 31

Final Rites Are Held For Mother Of Lowell Thomas.

Funeral services were held today at Asbury Park, New Jersey for Mrs. Hattie May Thomas, 77, mother of Lowell Thomas, famed news commentator and a native of Darke county, who died Saturday at her late home in that city.

Mrs. Thomas, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wagner, was born at the old Wagner homestead near Baker's Store and prior to her marriage taught school for several years in rural districts in Darke county. She had resided in the East for over a quarter-century.

Besides the nationally known son, she leaves her husband, Dr. H. G. Thomas; a daughter, Mrs. Pherbia Thornburg, of Pawlina, N. J.; two grandchildren, and a brother, E. T. Wagner, of Greenville, route one.

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