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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Cora Reichard Passes Away Near Union City

Mrs. Cora Reichard, 71, passed away Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at her home northeast of Union City on Fort Recovery, route three, following a stroke she had suffered two weeks ago.

Mrs. Reichard, a life long resident of near Union City, was born in Jackson, Ind., township on August 18, 1875, daughter of George M. and Elizabeth C. Warren-Hindsley. She attended the Mt. Zion school and in 1904 near Union City was married to O. A. Reichard, who died seven years ago.

She was a member of the Lisbon Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Raymond O. Reichard, who is stationed with the armed forces in Japan; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Rolla Hindsley, Union City, and George W. Hindsley, of White Pigeon, Mich.

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

Last rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock (CST) at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in the Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Rites Are Held For Father Of U. C. Man

Funeral services were held this morning at the St Peter Catholic church near Fort Recovery for John Wendel, Sr., 76, father of Louis Wendel, of Union City, who died Monday afternoon at his home at St. Peter following an illness of six months. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Besides the son, Mr. Wendel leaves his wife, Lena; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Meier, of Celina; Mrs Raymond Tangeman, of Coldwater; Mrs. William Homan, of Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Leonard Goecke, of Maria Stein; three other sons, Edward, Paul and Rudolph Wendel, all of Fort Recovery, and two brothers, Henry, of St. Joe, and Steve, of Wendelin.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

I. S. Brooks, Noted County Farmer, Dead

I. S. Brooks, 64, prominent Randolph county farmer, died shortly after noon Wednesday at his home, seven miles southwest of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Brooks will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester in charge of Rev. Herbert Boase. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Fiends may call at the mortuary at any time.

A graduate of the University of Illinois in 1908, he taught horticulture several years at the university before becoming an agricultural agent. He served in that capacity in LaSalle County, Ill., Huntington County, W. Va., and Gibson and Allen Counties, Ind. He came to Randolph county twenty-three years ago and was active in the Farm Bureau.

The deceased was born January 2, 1882, in Beecher, Ill., the son of Daniel and Catherine (Arbogast) Brooks, and on October 29, 1912 was married to Sadie Cross, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Neil Brumfield of Roswell, N. M., Mrs. Virgil Peacock of Winchester, and Mrs. William Charlesworth of West Lafayette; one son, J. H. Brooks of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Arbogast of Wichita, Kan. And and Mrs. J. R. Thompsoon of Salpulpa, Okla.; one brother, James W., Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Retired Randolph Farmer Is Dead; Rites Saturday

William Henry Ebeling, a 77-year-old Randolph county retired farmer, succumbed at 3:15 p. m. Wednesday at his home, 307 South Columia street, Union City, following an illness since July 28, 1946.

A lifetime resident of this vicinity, Mr. Ebeling was born in Randolph county on October 1, 1869, son of George and Elizabeth Ebeling. He attended the school near his home and was married to Cora L. Newton on February 11, 1891.

Besides the widow, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Frank Clark, Union City; Mrs. Ralph Girton, Winchester; Mrs. Willis Hiatt, Portland, and Mrs. Esta Coppock, Greenville; one son, Russell Ebeling, Sykesville, Md.; two brothers, Charles, of Union City, and George, of Union City, rural route, and one sister, Mrs. Eva McMiller, Woodington, Ohio. One son, Merl, and a brother are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be at Spartanburg.

The remains at the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Funeral Services Conducted Today For Mrs. Philip Kabel

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Winchester Friends church for Mrs. Alice Reynard Kabel, 62, wife of Philip Kabel, of Winchester, director of the Randolph county welfare office, who passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon following an illness of ten days. Rev. G. M. Payne officiated and burial was in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Kabel was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and a member of the Friends church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Rebecca Kabel of Mishawaka; one son, Elbert of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; one brother, Alonzo Reynard of near Winchester; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Frazier of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Darke Co. Death - Mrs. Susan Baker

Jaysville - Mrs. Susan H. Baker, 62, widow of Diller Baker, died Sunday at her home near Jaysville after a prolonged illness. A lifelong resident of Darke county, Mrs Baker leaves one daughter, Alice, at home; four sons, Vern, of Arcanum, route one; Arthur, of Greenville, route one; Elmer, New Madison, route two, and Raymond, Greenville. Rites were held Wednesday at the Abbottsville U. B. church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1947

Darke Co. Death - Frank Baldschun

Greenville - Frank H. Baldschun, 58, well known businessman, died Monday at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. He had spent the major part of his life in Greenville and for 20 years was associated with a brother, Henry, in the operation of a bottling works know as the Baldschun Bottling company.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Ruth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Alice Hughes, Greenville; a step-grandchild; three brothers, Henry and Carl, both of near Greenville, and Clarence, Greenville, and two sisters, Esther Baldschun and Mrs. Ruth Lindermuth, both of this city. Rites were held Thursday afternoon in Greenville, with burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 3, 1947

Roger Ludy, Native Of Winchester, Is Dead At Portland

Portland, Ind., Jan. 3 - John Roger Ludy, 53, manager of the Hines and Princes theatres here, died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday morning while seated at his desk in the office of the Hines theatre. His body was found slumped over the desk by a theatre employe at 11:20 o'clock. He had been in his usual good health, when he left home a few hours earlier.

A native of Winchester, he was widely known throughout Indiana theatre circles, With his brother, Charles, of Indianapolis, and his father, William, he owned two small theatres in Portland at one time. He was a partner in the Teenie Weenie circus and also operated an entertainment booking agency. He was a drummer and had traveled with bands accompanying circuses and shows before entering the theatre business.

Mr. Ludy was the founder of the annual Kids' day held here. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and the American Legion, being a World War I veteran. With three other Portland veterans whose birthdays are on November 10, he had formed a Last Man's club.

Surviving are the widow, Lucile; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Stout of Bluffton, Mrs. Martha Brethren and Mrs. Duerty, both of Indianapolis, and one brother.

Mr. Ludy was born just east of Winchester, his father, before moving to Portland with his family, being an employe of the G. R. & I. in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Baird chapel, in charge of Rev. Dale C. Beatty, of Columbia City. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery, where the Legion will give the final rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1947

A. N. Thomas Dead; Rites To Be Monday

A. N. Thomas, 70, a businessman who was well known in Union City and the father of Mrs. Frank Mishner of Winchester, died Thursday evening at his residence on Twelfth street, Greenville, after a six-week illness.

A Darke county native, Mr. Thomas formerly resided near Union City in Washington township where he was actively engaged in farming pursuits. Twenty-six years ago he moved to Greenville where he first operated a tire and battery repair shop and later was engaged in the commercial trucking business for several years.

Besides the daughter, he leaves two sons, David, of Greenville, route four, and John, of Dayton; two other daughters, Mrs. Frank Neff, Greenville, and Mrs. Floyd Bollinger, Dayton, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 10 a. m. (EST) Monday with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1947

Darke Co. Death - Angus C. Buxton

Versailles - Angus C. Buxton, 67, died very unexpectedly at the home of a son, Arthur, two miles north of Versailles, Wednesday afternoon. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Buxton, a retired well driller, had spent his entire life in Darke county, residing at Dawn prior to moving to Versailles.

He leaves his wife, Pearl; two other sons, two grandchildren and a sister. Rites were held Friday in Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1947

Darke Co. Death - Charles A. Miller

Versailles - Charles A. Miller, 68, a lifelong resident of Wayne township, died Monday afternoon at his farm home near Versailles. Rites were held Thursday in Versailles with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1947

Darke Co. Death - Mrs. Viola Moore

Hollansburg - Mrs. Viola Moore, 77, widow of F. K. Moore, of Hollansburg, died Tuesday at the Brethren church home in Greenville, where she had resided for the past two months. Rites were conducted Thursday in New Madison with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1947

Mrs. Armstrong Is Dead At 84; Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Elnora Armstrong, 84, widow of Howard Armstrong, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Linn, near Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ossie Sibeneck, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Linn; four sons, Homer of Cincinnati, Charles of Winchester, Walter of near Ridgeville, and Alman of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Deerfield Methodist church. Rev. Milton Pearsons will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Mr. Perry. The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville and was taken to the home of the son, Walter, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1947

Union City Burial Is Planned For Former Resident

Final rites for Edward Hill, 69, a former resident of Union City, who died suddenly Saturday at the home of a son, Rufus Hill, in Jackson, Mich., will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

He was born northwest of Harrisville on November 25, 1877, son of the late Henry and Sarah Shaw-Hill. He received his education in Randolph county and resided in Union City prior to making his home in Jackson 10 years ago. He was a retired paper hanger and painter.

Besides the son, Mr. Hill leaves two other sons, Henry, of Union City, and Cecil, of Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Brunson, of Holly, Mich.; Mrs. Hazel Jellison, Portland, Ind.; Mrs. Joseph Pace, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Marcella Copeland, Muncie, and Mrs. Edna Pohto, Detroit; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Miriam Hendricks, Muncie. Mary preceded him in death four years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1947

Death Claims George Deppen; Rites In Cicero

George W. Deppen, 72, died at 2:30 a. m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bailey, in Ridgeville.

Surviving in addition to the daughter, is one son, Walter Deppen, of near Ridgeville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Whitimayer of Nobelsville; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville where friends may call until Tuesday evening at which time the body will be taken to the Cussick funeral home in Cicero, Ind. for funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Cicero cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1947

Rites Are Held For Sullenbarger Infant

Graveside services were held at the Lisbon cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Leah Lynne Sullenbarger, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Sullenbarger, of Union City, route one. The infant died at the local hospital Sunday at 3 a. m.

Other survivors include a brother, Tony, Jr., at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Parks, Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Sullenbarger, also this city.

Brooks and Sons funeral home was in charge of the funeral preparation.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 7, 1947

John U. Maynard, Winchester Mortician, Claimed By Death

John U. Maynard, 78, funeral director and partner in the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, died at 4:10 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital. He had been ill since last August 1, and seriously ill for the past three months.

Mr. Maynard was prominently known in his profession, nationally as well as statewide. He had served on the Indiana state board of funeral directors and embalmers for 21 years, was a former president of the National Funeral Directors' association, and a member of the National Selected Morticians and the National and Indiana Directors' association.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

Mr Maynard, a Mason, was born April 27, 1868 at Gaston, Ind., son of the late Washington Maynard and Martha Thompson, coming to Randolph county December 11, 1915. He was educated at Gaston and the Indiana College of Embalmers.

Surviving are the wife, Myrtle; one daughter, Mrs. Charles L. DeVault of Carmel, Calif.; two sons, Albert Maynard of Alberta, Can., and Arthur L. Maynard of Winchester; three grandsons and one great-granddaughter, and one brother, Sherman Maynard of Baldwin Park, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette Tuesday, January 7, 1947

Ted Whipple, 59, Portland Attorney, Dies; Rites Tuesday

Portland, Ind., Jan. 7 - Ted Whipple, 59, widely-known Portland attorney, died Sunday at his home on Munson avenue following an illness of several months. Mr. Whipple, a veteran of World War I, practiced law with his father, the late S. A. D. Whipple, until about 1930, and later formed a partnership in Muncie with John D. Walterhouse. He had served as Jay county attorney and was city attorney in Portland during World War II.

Surviving are the widow, Virgie; two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Hotsenpeller and Mrs. William Stevenson, both of Portland; two grandchildren, and two brothers, John K. Whipple of Portland, and James B. Whipple, of California.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Habgood, pastor of the Portland Methodist church, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baird chapel. Burial was in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 8, 1947

John W. Arvin Dies At Home In Lynn Tuesday

John W. Arvin, 63, passed away at his home in Lynn at 7 a. m. Tuesday following an illness of four weeks.

Surviving are the widow, Viola; one daughter, Alice, of Muncie; several nieces and nephews.

Final rites for Mr. Arvin will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Franklin Chant officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 8, 1947

Mary Jane Morris Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Mary Jane Morris, 50, died at the Randolph County Hospital Tuesday morning at 10:50 o'clock following an illness of two weeks.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Julius McClish, Mrs. Betty Alexander and Marjorie Morris, all of Winchester; one son, John, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Castell of Muncie; father, Joe Thornburg, of Muncie and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Morris will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Winchester Pilgrim Holiness church with Rev. Russell Castle officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Former Lynn Woman Dies At Richmond Home

Martha Caroline (Farmer) Koontz, 74, passed away at her home in Richmond, 1415 South C street, at 4:30 a. m. today. She was the widow of the late I. B. Koontz, a former resident of Lynn and Hollansburg, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Brunner of Chicago and Mrs. Virgil Connolly of Indianapolis; three sons; Kenneth, Carl and Eldon Ray, all of Richmond; one granddaughter; one twin sister, Mrs. J. E. Rector of Exeter, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with burial in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Richmond after 7 p. m. Friday until time of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Hazel B. Lasley Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Hazel Brown Lasley, 50, of five miles east of Winchester, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Randolph County Hospital following an illness of several years duration.

The deceased, daughter of John A. and Emma (Richardson) Brown, was born February 2, 1896, and came to Randolph county in 1913. She was a member of the East Street Congregational Christian church in Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, Rolland; two daughters, Misses Ruby and Frances Lasley, at home; four sons, Gerald I. Of South Bend, Lloyd C. of Winchester, and Marvin and Fay at home; one brother, Orville N. Brown of Muncie; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Reiber of Parker, and Mrs. Maude Fetters of South Bend.

Last rites for Mrs. Lasley will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Winchester Congregational Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills, Rev. Leo MacKinley and Rev. Gerald Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence, five miles east of Winchester, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Mother Of County Man Dies At Portland Home

Mrs. Martha E. Wilhelm, 72, lifelong resident of Portland, died at 12:10 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home in Portland following an illness of one year.

Among the survivors is a son, George W., of Ridgeville.

Funeral services for the deceased will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Portland Methodist church. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies Near Winchester

Ellsworth Addington, 84, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 12:25 a. m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Ross, one mile east of Winchester, following an illness of two weeks.

The deceased was a retired farmer and a member of the Clear Creek Christian church. He had made his home with his children since the death of his wife, Almire, three years ago.

He was born June 29, 1861, in Ridgeville, the son of Thomas L. and Nancy (Pierce) Addington.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ross, at whose home he died, and Mrs. Harry Warren of Winchester; one son, Orvah of Ridgeville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Malisa Warren of Saratoga.

Funeral services for Mr. Addington will be conducted at 3 p. m. Saturday at the Clear Creek church at Five Points with Rev Zelma Mills and Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester and will be returned to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Ross, where friends may call after 10 a. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Former Randolph County Man Passes Away

Mrs. Nellie Higgins of Union City, route four, has received word of the death of her uncle Perry J. Diehl, 84, a former resident of Randolph county, who died at Los Angeles, Calif. last Sunday.

Mr. Diehl was reared in Randolph county and attended the Round Top school four miles east of Winchester. At that time he made his home with a brother the late William Filey Diehl.

One brother, Frank Diehl, of Knox, Ind., and several other nieces and nephews survive. His wife preceded him in death in March of 1945.

Mr. Diehl had visited in the vicinity in 1941 and had visited with his brother at Knox in July, 1946.

No details were disclosed about the funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Darke County Man Instantly Killed When Hit By Auto

Arcanum - William L. Schwenkel, 79 years old, was killed instantly Thursday morning when struck by an auto. The accident occurred 100 yards from Mr. Schwenkel's home north of Arcanum.

The auto was driven by Glenn R. Rees of Toledo. Rees was not held after state highway patrolmen investigated.

Funeral services for Mr. Schwenkel will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Saturday at the Abbottsville church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Darke County Death - William Edwards

Palestine - William Edwards, 55, former blacksmith at Palestine, died Tuesday afternoon at a Dayton hospital after a fourteen-year illness. Edwards spent most of his life in the Palestine area.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lula; three step-children, three brothers and five sisters. Rites were held Thursday in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial was in Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Ruth Stutz

Arcanum - Mrs. Ruth Marie Stutz, 47, wife of Raymond Stutz, municipal employe of Arcanum, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton. Services were held Friday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Darke County Death - Arthur Zacharias

Gettysburg - Arthur Zacharias, 40, residing three miles north of Gettysburg, died Monday night at Piqua hospital after a short illness. Services were held Thursday at Covington, with burial in Highland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1947

Bertha Kabrick Dies At Home Near Farmland

Mrs. Bertha Inez Kabrick, 78, died at her home one mile east of Farmland Wednesday morning following an extended illness. She was a former resident of Cowan.

Surviving are one son, Ralph Kabrick, of Farmland; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kabrick will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cowan Christian church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Dewey Hole in charge. Burial will be in Tomlinson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Fowler Services To Be Conducted Monday At 2:30

Final rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Isabelle Fowler, 69, a prominent Union City woman, who died at the city hospital Friday afternoon, will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Cecil Atkinson officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

The death of Mrs. Fowler followed a slight stroke after recent surgery. She had been ill since September of 1946.

She was born on February 2, 1877 near Union City, daughter of William R. and Margaret A. Masson-Smith, and attended the Union City schools.

A lifelong resident of the community, she was a member of the Garden and Business and Professional Womens clubs. She also belonged to the Presbyterian church and was a member of the Foster Auxiliary of the church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Smith, age 94, of Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hillis and Mrs. Bert Davis, both of Union City, and Mrs. Harry Smith, of Coshocton, Ohio, and one brother, James M. Smith, Memphis, Tenn. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death six years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Injuries Are Fatal To Carl D. Prescott, Auto Wreck Victim

Carl Duane Prescott, 20-year-old ex-serviceman, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rock Prescott, of Union City, route three, was fatally injured at 12:10 a. m. today in an auto wreck two and one-half miles north of Union City on State Line road. His two sisters, Misses Phyllis Prescott, 15, and Alice Joan, 17, also occupants of the car, suffered slight injuries.

The accident occurred when the 1937 Ford Tudor, driven by young Prescott, skidded off of the road and overturned several times. Exact cause of the wreck was not disclosed. The auto was demolished.

Prescott and his two sisters were rushed to the Union City hospital where he died at 2:04 a. m. He had suffered a broken left shoulder and arm and internal injuries, including a crushed chest, according to the physician who was called to administer medical aid. The two sisters, who suffered bruises and cuts, were dismissed from the hospital to their home at the Union City address after receiving first aid treatment.

Prescott was born on February 16, 1926 near Union City and attended the Jackson, Ind. High school. At the age of 18 he entered the army air forces. After two years of service, he was discharged last September. He was employed at the Union City Body company and attended the Christian church.

Besides his parents and two sisters, the victim is survived by five brothers, David and Philip, at home; Reuben, Portland; Dale, of Cincinnati, and Robert, O Union City, and three other sisters, Joyce, at home; Mrs. Helen Blackford, Chicago, and Mrs. Imogene Roszkowski, of near Salamonia.

The body has been removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland pending word for the parents who are visiting with their daughter who lives in Chicago.

[Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill church on the Jay-Randolph line with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.]

[Obituary published Jan. 22, 1947 - Carl Duane (Jack) Prescott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rock Prescott, was born near Union City on February 16, 1926.

He attended school at Jackson, Ind., and at the age of 18 entered the armed forces. His basic training was taken at Fort Sill, Okla., and from there he went to Ft. Benning, Ga., where he graduated from paratrooper school.

Holding the rank of staff sergeant, he served overseas with the 11th Aor Borne in Luzon and went into Japan with General MacArthur. A member of the army reserves, he was discharged from active duty on August 20, 1946.

He was kind-hearted, generous and could always see the good in everyone. He never said an unkind word about any body and was a good son and brother.

He was a member of the Eagles lodge at Portland and Odd Fellows and Rebekahs at North Salem.

One brother, Charles Benjamin, preceded him in death. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rock Prescott; five brothers, Robert, of Union City; Reuben, of Portland; Dale of Cincinnati, and David and Philip, at home, and five sisters, Imaogene Raszkowski, of Portland; Helen Blackford, of Chicago, and Joan, Phyllis and Joyce, at home.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Louisa Ann Will Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Louisa Ann Will, 71, passed away at 7 p. m. Friday at her residence, 126 Franklin street, Union City, after a three-month illness from a heart condition. She had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

A resident of in or near Union Cit for the past four years, Mrs. Will was born on September 5, 1875 in Jay county, daughter of John and Nancy Flesher-Engel. She was educated in a school near her home and was a member of the New Light Christian church in Jay county. During her residence in Union City, she attended the Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, B. E. (Bert) Will; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Whitesel, Union City; three grandchildren; twp sisters, Mrs. B. E. Roe, Ridgeville, and Mrs. Clare Currens, Burr Oak, Ind., and two brothers, L. C. and Martin Engel, both of Chicago. Two sons and one brother are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Union City E. U. B. church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer and Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until 2 p. m. Sunday, at which time the body will be taken to the residence until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Charles Downing, Accident Victim, Dies At Hospital

Injuries sustained Christmas eve when he was struck by an automobile, Thursday afternoon claimed toe life of Charles Downing, 81, of Winchester, at the Randolph County hospital, where he had been a patient since the accident.

The accident occurred at 6 p. m. on December 24 as Downing was crossing Main street from the police station. He walked in front of a southbound car driven by Charles Puckett, 240 Watson street, who was absolved of blame.

Surviving are three half-brothers, Dick, Newton and Jess of Bryant; two foster sons, Sheldon Ayers of Winchester, and Tilford Ayers of Louisville, Ky.

Funeral services for Mr. Downing will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev Raymond D. Harris in charge. Burial will be in Pennville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Darke County Death - Mell R. Miller

Greenville - Melvin Roy Miller, 74, member of the Greenville township board of trustees and an active figure in public affairs in Darke county for many years, died Wednesday night at his residence here. A staunch supporter of the Democratic party during his entire life, Mr. Miller was employed by the state highway department. He had previously served as both Darke county probation officer and dog warden.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Lucy; one son, Arthur Miller, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Berner, Greenville, route one; three grandchildren; a brother, John of Medicine Lake, Mont., and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Schultz, of Pleasant Hill; Miss Alta Miller, Troy, and Mrs. L. W. (Doc) Wertenbaker, Greenville.

Services were held this afternoon in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Darke County Death - Chester Hendrickson

Gettysburg - Chester Hendrickson, 47-year-old town marshal at Gettysburg, died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Gettysburg. Services were held Saturday at Gettysburg, with burial at Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Darke County Death - Althea Trissel

Greenville - Mrs. Althea Trissel, 74, wife of Ward Trissel, well known retired Darke county school teacher, died Wednesday at her farm home, six miles east of Greenville, after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, William H. Lamb and T. J. Lamb, both of Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hecker and Mrs. Mary Stocker, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Mattie Worch, of Arcanum.

Rites were held in Greenville Saturday with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 11, 1947

Darke County Death - Abner Brown

Arcanum - One of Darke county's oldest residents, Abner Brown, 94, of Arcanum, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from injuries sustained on New Year's Eve in a fall in his residence. His injuries included a fractured hip. His death is mourned by 79 immediate relatives, including eight children, 40 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Rites will be held Monday a 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller Grove Dunkard church, north of Pitsburg. Burial will be in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1947

Injuries Fatal To Byron Clark; Rites Tuesday

Injuries sustained Last Tuesday morning when a freight train struck the milk truck he was operating, claimed the life of Byron Clark, 52, at the Randolph County hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:25 o'clock.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City in charge, assisted by Rev. Gerald Martin, pastor of the Congregational Christian church in Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The deceased was a prominent Randolph county businessman, and owner of the Clark dairy, five miles south of Winchester. He was born in Randolph county, July 7, 1894 the son of Sylvander and Mary Ellen (Harrison) Clark. He attended schools in the Spartanburg community and was a graduate of the Muncie Normal Institute, now known as Ball State Teachers college.

For twenty years the deceased was a teacher in the Greensfork township schools and for the past eleven years he owned and operated the Clark dairy. He was a member of the Spartanburg church.

Surviving are the widow, Carrell, to whom he was wed on July 23, 1915; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Manning of Winchester, and Mrs. John Fieldon Clevenger of Farmland; two brothers, Lester of Spartanburg, and J. R. Clark of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Florence Crist of Spartanburg, and five grandchildren.

Friends may call at the resident until noon Tuesday at which time the body will be returned to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where friends may call until time for the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1947

Death Claims Mary L. Smith; Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland for Mrs. Mary L. Smith, 85, who died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Carmichael, west of Windsor. Rev. A. M. Thomas, assisted by Rev. T. Miller, will officiate, and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, south of Farmland.

Survivors in addition to the daughter, are two step-daughters, Mrs. Herb Hawkins of Silver Springs, Wyo., and Mrs. O. B. Hubbard of Farmland; one stepson, Homer Bennett of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. P. A. Bragg of Winchester; and two brothers, Arthur Patty of Florida, and Oliver Patty of Farmland.

Friends may call at the funeral home

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1947

Funeral Services Tuesday For William Edwards.

William Edwards, 89, for many years a prominent businessman in Ridgeville, died at 5 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Joseph, in New Carlisle, Ind.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville where services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Robert Fribley in charge. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

The deceased had resided in New Carlisle for the past two and one-half years.

Surviving in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Doris Wilson of Alliance, O.; two brothers, Charles of Ridgeville, and Edwin of Logansport; two sister, Mrs. Stella Downs and Miss Ella Edwards, both of Ridgeville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1947

Rites Held Today for Ex-Farmland Man

Funeral services for Lonnie Sayers, 66, former Farmland resident who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vivian Watson in Anderson Friday night, were conducted at 10 o'clock this morning at the Watson home in Anderson.

Surviving besides the daughter, are two brothers, Gola and A. D. Sayers of Farmland, and two sons, Garlie of Pendleton, and Malcolm of Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 14, 1947

Charles Olvy Dies At Home In Deerfield

Charles Olvy 80, retired Randolph county farmer, passed away at his home in Deerfield this morning. He was the father-in-law of Rich Elliott of Deerfield.

Surviving besides the widow are one granddaughter, Mrs. Jean Liston of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Clint Huffman of near Ridgeville, and Mrs. Jose Huffman of Muncie.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 14, 1947

Jemima Miller Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Jemima Jane Miller, 69, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Monday afternoon following an illness of several months. She was a resident of southwest of Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, John; three daughters, Mrs. Georgia Thomas of Richmond. Mrs. Ross Willis of near Winchester, and Mrs. Mary Wallace of Dayton, O.; two sons, John T. of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Max of near Fountain City.

Final rites will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at the residence in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg with burial in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence after Wednesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1947

Wife Of Ansonia Funeral Director Is Dead At 81

Mrs. Luella Fisher, 81, wife of George W. Fisher, prominent Ansonia funeral director, died Monday at 10 p. m. at her home on East Weller street in the neighboring town from the effects of a paralytic stroke she suffered eight days ago.

A resident of Ansonia since 1892, Mrs. Fisher had been a member of the Christian church there for over a half-century. She was also a member of the Eastern Star lodge and the Ansonia Grange.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, J. Lynn Fisher, funeral director at Troy; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Goslee of Bratenhall, a Cleveland suburb, and Mrs. Zelpha Kester, Ansonia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles Olwine, of Cleveland, and Ed Alwine, Lightsville.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Ansonia Christian church with Rev. Paul M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1947

John F. Flory Succumbs Today Near Union City

John F. Flory, 81, a life-long resident of Washington township in Darke county, died at 6 a. m. today at his home just south of Union City on route 71 from the effects of a heart attack he suffered Monday.

Son of the late Jesse and Lydia Flory, he attended the Washington township school and followed the occupation of farming until his retirement several years ago. Mr. Flory was a member of the Miller Grove Old Order of German Baptist church, east of Palestine.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Clara Grote, of Greenville route four; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Flory, of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Miller and Mrs. Jennie Keller, both of Union City. The wife, Sarah, died on February 25, 1926.

The body was removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call after 7 p. m. (EST) Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller Grove church with Rev. Charles Graver officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1947

Gilbert Woolf Dies Following Brief Illness

Gilbert O. Woolf, 64, farmer, died at 8:30 p. m. Monday at his home, east of New Dayton, following a brief illness.

He is survived by the widow, Josie F.; two sisters, Mrs. Frona Jennings and Mrs. Mabel Bolinger, both of Winchester, and two brothers, Chester and Ernest, both of Farmland.

Funeral services for Mr. Woolf will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the North White River church with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. George Addington officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1947

E. W. Heck Dies At Son's Home In Union City

Edward William Heck, a 76-year-old retired bricklayer, died Tuesday evening at 11:30 o'clock at the Union City hospital following a one-week serious illness. He had resided at the home of a son, N. C. Heck, 1004 North Howard street, Union City, for the last year.

Mr. Heck was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 1, 1870, son of August and Mary Ramcamp-Heck, and attended the Toledo schools. In 1897 he was married to Rose Wenning who preceded him in death in 1924.

He was a member of the Sanford L. Collins (F. & A. M.) lodge in Toledo, Chapter of Ram and Council of R. & S. M. in Toledo. Mr. Heck also belonged to the St. Matthews Lutheran church in that city.

Surviving are the son at whose home he died; one daughter, Mrs. K. L. King, Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was shipped from the Fraze funeral home to Toledo today.

Final rites are tentatively planned Friday or Saturday at the Leon funeral home in that city with Rev. Walter W. Ebert officiating. Interment will be made in Toledo Memorial Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1947

Darke County Death - Chalmer O'Dell

Greenville - Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Miller funeral home for Chalmer O'Dell, 59, who died Sunday at his residence, 242 Fairview avenue, after a six-year illness. Burial was made in Abbottsville. Mr. O'Dell was a licensed steam boiler fireman.

He leaves his wife, Elva; two sons, Robert and Andrew, both of Greenville, rural route; three daughters, Bernice O'Dell who lives in Iowa, and Pauline O'Dell and Mrs. James Arton, both of Richmond, Ind.; one brother, Arla, of Pleasant Hill, and two sisters, Mrs. Allen North, of Chicago, and Mrs. Russell Haworth, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 16, 1947

Amspaugh Rites Will Be Friday At Woodington

Funeral services for George A. Amspaugh, 74, formerly of near Union City, who died Wednesday afternoon at Wayne hospital in Greenville, following a 10-day illness, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Woodington Christian church, east of the city on route 49. Rev. J. G. Floyd will be in charge, with burial in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body has been removed from the Oliver and Fisher funeral home in Ansonia to the residence, one mile north of Woodington, where friends may call.

Mr. Amspaugh, who was a retired farmer, left this community to make his home near Woodington in 1919. He was a member of the local Lutheran church.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Slyner, of Ansonia, route one, and Mrs. F. R. Strait, Bellefontaine, Ohio; two sons, A. B. and Loren V. Amspaugh, both of Ansonia; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clem Morgan, and Mrs. Charles Livingston, both of Union City, and Mrs. Louise Ritgers, of near Union City, and one brother, Frank also of near this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 16, 1947

Rose Elma Clark Dies Following Long Illness

Rose Elma Clark, 59, a resident of Lynn, died at 8:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at a hospital in Richmond, following an illness of several years.

Surviving are the husband, Clarence; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Brenner of New Castle, and Mrs. Merrill Riley of Lynn; one son, David Clark of near Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Sutton of Chatsworth, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Fickel of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clark will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lynn Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1947

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

William M. Jeanes, 76, of 233 South Eleventh street, Richmond, died Thursday. He was the brother of Carvin Jeanes of near Union City, and had been a lifetime resident of the Richmond vicinity.

Other survivors are the widow, Mrs. Edith E. Jeanes; two sons, Sherman E. Jeanes, Dayton, and Earl M. Jeanes, Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Black, Dayton, and two other brothers, Jacob, Brookston, Ind., and Fletcher of California.

Final rites will be held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond with Rev. J. H. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery in that city. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Mary Brown

Greenville - Mrs. Mary Brown, 73, wife of Ellston C. Brown, died Monday night at Wayne hospital. Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jerome McFarland, Greenville, and Mrs. Clarence Taylor, Evanston, Ill. Rites were held Thursday afternoon at the Miller funeral home here with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1947

Darke County Death - Jesse Cable

Gettysburg- Jesse Cable, 76, died Wednesday at the home of a son, Ora, five miles south of Gettysburg. Services were held Friday at Gettysburg, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1947

Darke County Death - Fred W. Thomas

Dawn - Fred W. Thomas, 64-year-old Richland township farmer, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. He lived north of Dawn. Surviving are his wife, Mayme; two sons, Charles H., of Beamsville, and Wilbur C., of Greenville, route four; three daughters, Marie Gigandet, Versailles, route three; Pauline Niswonger, Versailles, route two, and Mary Emma Hiestand, Greenville, route five; eight grandchildren; three brothers, August, of Morris, Minnesota; John, of Greenville, route five, and Noah, of New Madison, route one, and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Wills, Greenville; Mrs. Mae Shade, Greenville, route five, and Mrs. Ida Jenkinson, Rossburg.

Services were held Friday at the Beamsville church with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, officiating. Interment was in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1947

Mrs. Johnson Succumbs at 92; Services Friday

Mrs. Margaret M. Johnson, 92, passed away at her home in Farmland at 10:10 a. m. Wednesday. She was the widow of the late Rev. Isaac Johnson, a Civil War veteran.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services were conduced at 2 p. m. today at the Christian church in Farmland with Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

Anna L. Lorton Is Dead At 68; Rites Sunday

Final rites for Mrs. Anna L. Lorton, 68, formerly of near Union City, who died Thursday at 4 p. m. at her home on Ansonia, route one, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Rev Earl Lantz will be in charge, with burial in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of this city. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mrs. Lorton, who had been in a serious condition for the past three years, succumbed after a 10-year illness.

She was born on January 8, 1879 in Fletcher, Ohio, daughter of Ned and Mary Leahey. At an early age she came to this community and made her home in Jackson, Ohio, township. Later she made her residence in the Ansonia vicinity.

She leaves her husband, Charles; two sons, Earl and Bernard, both of Ansonia; two daughters, Miss Gertrude Lorton, of Dayton, and Mrs. Nellie Anderson, Covington, rural route; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

Former Resident Of Union City Dies At Ft. Wayne Home

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of Mrs. Florence Penn, 73, which occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Barnes, in Fort Wayne Friday morning after a one-year illness. Mrs. Penn formerly had resided at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Clyde Diggs, in Union City for five years.

She was born on November 18, 1873 in Fremont, Ind. For several years she made her home in Fort Wayne before coming to live with her daughter in this city. Two years ago she returned to Fort Wayne.

Besides the two daughters, Mrs. Penn leaves two sons, George Thomas, of Fort Wayne, and Cleo Thomas, Port Huron, Mich.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Dewey, also Fort Wayne.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the McGover funeral home in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Parry Grove cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

Aged Woman Is Found Dead In Union City

Mrs. Emily Jane Myers, 77, wife of the late Lem Myers, was found dead at 9:45 o'clock this morning in the bedroom at her apartment above the Hub City Finance corporation on North Columbia street, Union City. Mrs. Nellie Platte, who also resides in an apartment in the building, discovered the body.

Mrs. Myers had lived in the Union City community all her life, with the exception of a few years spent at Spartanburg. She moved from West Pearl street to the present address three and one-half years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Orville Britt, Indianapolis; Mrs. Nellie Brubaker, of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Goldie Caupp, of Muncie, and several grandchildren, including Mrs. Guy Cox, of Union City.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home pending burial arrangements.

She attended the Christian church in Union City.

[Final rites were held on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial was in Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

George Wahl Of Union City Passes Away

After a several months' illness from complications, George (Caddy) Wahl, 72, of South High street, Union City, passed away Friday at 3 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lester Malton, in Muncie. His condition had been serious for the past two weeks.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Wahl was the son of the late George and Catherine Seggmuller-Wahl, natives of Germany. After attending the Randolph county schools, he followed the occupation of stationary engineer. He was last employed at the Jaqua Canning company in Union City.

Besides the daughter, the survivors include three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Teenie Henizer, of Dayton.

He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge and belonged to the Masonic lodge, in which he served as Tyler for several years.

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

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Monday. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

Darke County Death - John P. Francis

Versailles - John P. Francis, 80, died Wednesday at his home here after a short illness from pneumonia. Services for Mr. Francis were held Saturday at St. Dennis church. Burial was at Russia. He leaves his wife Mary; two daughters and one son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1947

Darke County Death - Belle Halladay

Greenville - Mrs. Belle Halladay, 80, wife of Samuel Halladay, died Thursday at her home here after a four-year illness. Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mary, at home. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1947

Brother Of Ridgeville Residents Is Dead; Rites Set For Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for Arthur Vasco Ridley, 55, brother of Ernest Myers and Harry L. Taylor, both of Ridgeville, who died early Sunday at his home in Dayton, Ky. Rev. A. E. True will officiate and burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

The deceased was an employe of the Union Gas and Electrical company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to the brothers in Ridgeville is another brother, Vernon Stickley, of Peoria, Ill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1947

Former Union City Resident Succumbs Suddenly In Chicago

Word received here today disclosed the death of Clarence Evans, 56, a former resident of Union City, which occurred suddenly in Chicago last night.

Mr. Evans was born in Darke county near Raper Chapel and attended the old Cosmos school. He left the community to make his home in Chicago about 1920. He followed the occupation of civil engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Erma, at home, and three brothers, Bruce Evans, Union City; Benjamin, of Richmond, and Paul, of Washington, D. C.

Funeral arrangements were not disclosed.

[Funeral services were held on Friday at Blue Island, Chicago with burial in a cemetery in that city.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1947

Death Claims Robert Holaday; Rites Thursday

Robert Glen Holaday, 36-year-old employe of the Union City Body company, died Monday at 6 p. m. at the Lima, Ohio, hospital following an illness since September 1 from a complication of diseases. Mr. Holaday, who resided at 710 East Main street, Union City, had been in a serious condition for the past three weeks.

A native of Winchester, he was born on February 5, 1910 and was educated in the Winchester schools. He had resided in Union City for the past four and one-half years.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Inez Black-Holaday-Keener, at home; one sister, Mrs. Robert Shannon, Union City, and a half-brother, John Boyd, Winchester. His father, Marcus Holaday, preceded him in death.

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

Final rites will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be made in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Eva Spencer

Greenville- Mrs. Eva Spencer, 75, widow of Frank Spencer, died Saturday at her home, two miles southeast of Baker's store. She leaves one son, Melvin P. Spencer, Greenville, route three; two daughters, Mrs. George Dixon, Greenville, route two, and Mrs. Luther Dixon, Rossburg, route two; 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiated.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Darke County Death - Henry F. Sempf

Greenville - Henry F. Sempf, 77, died Saturday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Calvin Hubler, 502 East Fifth street.

Surviving are one other sister, Mrs. Callie Westfall, also of Greenville, and a brother, John, of New Paris, rural route.

Rites were held Tuesday at the Miller funeral home, with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Elizabeth Paulus

Russia - Mrs. Elizabeth Paulus, 69, wife of Peter Paulus, died Sunday night at her farm home, three and one-half miles northeast of Russia. Services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a. m. (EST) at St. Rhemy Catholic church in Russia. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Darke County Death - James B. Ludy

Greenville - James B. Ludy, 91-year-old retired Darke county farmer, died Saturday at the home of a son-in-law, Rev. Walter Heller, 521 Martin street.

Rites were held Tuesday at Greenville with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1947

Darke County Death - Milton J. Brown

Versailles - Milton J. Brown, 75, a veteran employe of the Worch Lumber company, died Sunday in Versailles. Services were held here Wednesday. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1947

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Ernest Everett McKibben, 49, brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Shannon, of Union City, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Auburn, Ind., where he had lived for nine years. Mr. McKibben was a former resident and member of the Muncie Moose lodge.

Surviving besides the sister are the widow, Hazel; one daughter, Mrs. William Dowd of Muncie; two brothers, Henry, of Portland, and Wert, of Longview, Texas; two other sisters, Mrs. Edward Dickey, of Lima, O., and Mrs. William Ashcraft, of Shreveport, La., and three grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Bryce Dunavent on Tilloston avenue in Muncie at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial will be in Union cemetery near Eaton, Ind. The body will be removed from the Piepho funeral home in Muncie to the Dunavent residence Friday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1947

Darke County Has 2nd Traffic Death East Of Greenville

Darke county's second 1947 traffic fatality was recorded Wednesday morning when Richard L. Horner, 19, of Bradford, route two, was instantly killed in a train-truck collision at the Grise crossing, five miles east of Greenville.

Horner was driving a milk truck belonging to the Westerville Creamery's branch plant to Covington, which was struck by an eastbound Pennsylvania passenger train.

The truck was demolished, with broken parts being scattered over 300 feet down the tracks. Horner sustained a skull fracture, broken leg and internal injuries and was dead when members of the train crew reached his side.

Immediate survivors include a wife, Marjorie, and young son; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Horner, Bradford, route two, and several brothers and sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1947

Ex-Saratoga Resident Dies In Illinois; Rites Set For Saturday

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Gertrude Emma Ballard, a former resident of Saratoga, in Springfield, Ill.

The body will be received at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester Friday afternoon where friends may call after 5 o'clock.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Person officiating. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1947

Father Of Farmland Woman Dies At Jay County Hospital

Redkey, Ind., Jan 23 - Michael Roberts, 69, of Redkey, retired Nickel Plate employe, died at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Jay County hospital. He suffered a paralytic stroke ten days ago.

A native of Pennsville, he had spent most of his life in this community. He was employed by the railroad for forty years, twenty-nine of which he was a section foreman.

Survivors include the widow, Ota; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Taylor and Mrs. Treva DeJoy, both of near Redkey, and Mrs. Ruth James of near Farmland; two sons, Clyde of Dayton, Ohio, and Chester at home, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Redkey Nazarene church, in charge of Rev. Harold Spencer. Burial will be in the Hill Crest cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 24, 1947

Darke County Death - Mary Lee Woods

Greenville - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Woods, 81, Greenville, whose death occurred Tuesday at the Darke county infirmary, were conducted Thursday at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home. Burial was in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery. Several grandchildren are the only survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 24, 1947

Darke County Death - Mary Ann Woods

Gettysburg - Mrs. Mary Ann Williams, 74, widow of C. R. Williams of Gettysburg, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Peters, Piqua. Services were held Friday at Covington, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 25, 1947

Laura B. Stump Passes Away Near Union City

Mrs. Laura B. Stump, 79, wife of Ambrose Stump, a Darke county farmer, passed away Friday at 10:35 p. m. at her residence, two and one-half miles south of Union City on State Line road, following 18 years of failing health.

She was born in Greenville township on April 22, 1867, daughter of Elias and Angeline Clark-Wise, and attended the school near her home. She had spent her entire lifetime in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lee Shockney, of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Ralph Wasson, Union City, route five, and four grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the late residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Sunday.

Final rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 25, 1947

Services Sunday For Wilson Fowble, Former Resident

Final rites for Wilson Fowble, 79, a former resident of Union City, whose death occurred Thursday at the home of a brother, Edward, at Millville, Ohio, near Hamilton, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Edgar V. Loucks will be in charge, with burial in State Line cemetery, near Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

His death followed a short illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Fowble was born and reared near Union City and later was engaged in farming pursuits for several years near Sharpeye. For the past five years he had lived at Washington Court House.

Surviving are one brother, Joshua, of Greenville, route 3, and a sister, Mrs. Roll Hill, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 25, 1947

Arrange Rites For Woman Blast Victim Of Near Ridgeville

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Burk, Fennig and Weil funeral chapel in Hartford City for Mrs. Barbara Pauline Smelser, 27-year-old wife of Carlton Smelser, young Ridgeville farmer, who was fatally burned early Wednesday morning in a fire that destroyed the Smelser 7-room home, three miles north of Ridgeville. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery in Hartford City.

Mrs. Smelser died last night at the Jay County hospital at Portland. She was fatally burned when she threw kerosene into a stove, resulting in an explosion which set fire to her garments. Her husband, who was in a nearby barn, heard his wife's screams and ran to her. Two of the four Smelser children were in the house at the time of the blast but were unharmed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 25, 1947

Robert K. Hall, 20, Winchester Veteran, Dies Of Injuries

Robert Keith Hall, 21, of Winchester died at 10 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred southwest of Farmland Friday about 1:30 p. m.

Two companions, Paul Monroe, 17, and William Laness, 20, also of Winchester, received first aid at the hospital, but were not held.

Hall's death was due to a fractured skull, chest and internal injuries. His attending physician said he did not regain consciousness from the time of the accident until death.

The wreck occurred one mile south and one-fourth mile west of Farmland on the Windsor road near the Howard Herrond farm, the eastbound 1942 Ford driven by Hall getting out of control and crashing into a tree on the north side of the rad.

The three young men, neighborhood friends, were taken to the Winchester hospital in the Thornburg ambulance of Farmland. Hall and his wife, Wanda, lived with the former's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, 422 Maple street, Winchester, while Monroe and Landess live on Oak and Walnut.

An employe of Anchor Hocking and a World War II veteran, Hall is survived by the widow, Wanda; the mother, Mrs. Vera Alexander; a stepfather, Elmer, of near Union City; and the grandparents with whom he made his home.

He was discharged from the army June 10, 1944 [?]. Hall went through the New Guinea and Philippine campaigns, was awarded five battle stars, the good conduct medal, bronze star, presidential unit citation and a special citation for extra volunteer work in the Eleventh Airborne division. After the was was over, he served with the army of occupation in Japan being attached to the 24th (Hawaiian) division, 34th regiment.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Final arrangements were to be completed today.

[Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 25, 1947

Darke County Death - George W. Horine

Castine - George W. Horine, 84, of near Castine, died Thursday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton. Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Castine E.U.B. Church. Burial was in the Otterbein cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 27, 1947

Louis Weiler, 66, Prominent Portland Businessman, Is Dead

Portland, Ind., Jan. 27 - Louis Weiler, 66, prominent Portland businessman, dropped dead in front of the residence of Dr. W. D. Schwartz on East High street at 8:50 a. m. this morning.

It was believed that Mr. Weiler was on his way to consult Dr. Schwartz at the time of his death. He had suffered two severe heart attacks in the past two years but was considered in fairly good health. An unidentified man saw Mr. Weiler lying on the sidewalk in front to the Schwartz home and summoned the doctor who pronounced him as dead.

Mr. Weiler was a member of the firm of Weiler stores, established in Portland in 1872. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Citizens bank in Portland.

Surviving are the wife, Ruby; one daughter, Mrs. Glen Tatman; two grandchildren; one brother and three sisters.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1947

Services Are Held For Wallace Coates, Formerly Of Here

Services were held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., for Wallace Coates, 73, formerly of Union City, who died last Friday at his home in the Michigan city. Burial was in a cemetery near that city.

His death occurred suddenly from a heart attack.

Mr. Coates was born near Union City in Darke county, son of Robert and Laura Douglas-Coates. He attended the old Coppess school in Jackson, O., township, and resided in this community until he made his home in Mt. Pleasant about 20 years ago. He was a retired machinist and member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Spartanburg.

Surviving are his widow Cora; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Hart of Union City, and two brothers, Walter Coats of east of this city, and William, of Union City.

Besides the sister and brothers, those from Union City and community who attended the funeral services are Mrs. Creston Harter, Mrs. Leroy Mote and Ernest Hart.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1947

Sister Of County Man Dies In Portland

Mrs. Sarah J. Bisel, 84, sister of Forrest Judy, of Randolph county, died at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the family home, south of Portland. She suffered a stroke of paralysis several months ago.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Jay county. In addition to the brother she is survived by the husband; one daughter; three sons; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1947

Emma Hinshaw, Former Resident, Dies In Ohio

Mrs. Emma Hinshaw, 53, wife of C. C. Hinshaw, of Eaton, Ohio, former resident of Winchester, passed away at 4 a. m. Monday in Eaton following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Elvira and John Lesley, of Winchester, both deceased.

Surviving are the husband; five sons, Lesley of North Salem, Robert of El Dorado, Laurence of Eaton, Marshall with the army in California, and Herman at home; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Ebersole of El Dorado, and Mary at home; two brothers, Ralph Lesley of Winchester, and Troy Lesley of Flint, Mich.

Final rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Mount Zion church, four miles southeast of Winchester, in charge of Rev. Strong of Eaton. Burial will be at Mount Zion cemetery [Randolph Co.]

[Emmaline C. was the wife of Chris C. Hinshaw. She was the daughter of John M. and Elvira Lesley, b. Dec. 9, 1893 in Indiana.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Former Union City Man Dies Suddenly

Grant Constable, 52, a former Union City man, died suddenly at his home in Chicago last night from the effects of a heart attack.

A native of Jay county, he came to the Union City community at an early age and migrated to Chicago when he was a young man. Mr. Constable followed the occupation of contractor.

He leaves a wife, Blanche; four children, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Jones, of Union City, and Angie, who resides in Missouri, and two brothers, Clifford, of Muncie, and Harry, of Richmond.

The death message revealed that services are planned in Chicago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Services Thursday For Hart Infant

Services for Dale Dean Hart, six-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris K. Hart, Union City, route three, who was found dead in bed yesterday morning, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

The cause of death is undetermined an investigation by Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner.

Besides the parents, immediate survivors include a brother, Donald Keith; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed A. Dufur, Greenville, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hart, Union City, route three.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Aged Resident Passes Away Near Union City

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thornburg, 94 years old, passed away Tuesday evening at 8:04 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. T. W. Kemp, Union City, route one.

She was born on July 9, 1852 in Winchester, daughter of Joseph and Hettie Dye-Johnson. After attending the Winchester schools, she made her home in the Western states for about 20 years and then came to the Union City community about 18 years ago.

Mrs. Thornburg was a member of the Union City Christian church and Order of Eastern Star and formerly belonged to the Women's Relief Corps.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. George Schricker, Union City, and Mrs. A. Altanbach, Baltimore, Md.; five sons, Joe Thornburg, Union City; Carl Thornburg, Union City, route one; Harry, of Muncie; Victor, of Barbeau, Mich., and Ralph W., of Greenville; 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Eli T. Thornburg, preceded her in death in 1913.

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

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Alice Martindale

Verona - Mrs. Alice Martindale, 85, widow of William Martindale, formerly of near Verona, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Kress, three miles south of Pitsburg, after a 10-month illness. Services were held Wednesday at the Polk Grove church near Englewood, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Charles Conover

Greenville - Charles E. Conover, 62, owner and operator of the West Side elevator, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. Rites were held Tuesday at Greenville, with burial in a cemetery here.

[Interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery, Greenville Twp.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Daisy Ward Berry

Versailles- Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Versailles Methodist church for Mrs. Daisy Ward Berry, 70, Versailles, whose death occurred Saturday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton. The deceased leaves a sister, Mrs. Jake Subler, New Weston, and three brothers, David, Earl and Harry Ward, all of Versailles. Interment was in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Ora S. Oswalt

Arcanum - Ora S. Oswant, 60, well-known Darke county farmer, died Saturday at his home, one mile north of Arcanum.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Ethel; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Thomas, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Thelma Mitchell, Troy; six grandchildren; three brothers, John and Mart, both of Greenville, route one, and Orville, of New Madison, rural rout, and three sisters, Mrs. Lewis Stutz, Arcanum, rural route; Mrs. Ella Lawson, Chicago, and Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Greenville, route three.

Rites were held Tuesday, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Dennis Ecabert

Versailles- Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ecabert, Versailles are mourning the death of their only child, Dennis, 13-week-old, which occurred Sunday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. Rites were held Tuesday, with burial in St. Rhemy cemetery, Russia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Belle Smith

New Madison - Mrs. Belle Smith, 43, died in Greenville Sunday evening after a lingering illness. Surviving are the father, four sisters and five brothers. Rites were held Wednesday at Savonia E. U. B. church. Burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Dorothy Nixon Dies At Home In Losantville

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Wilkinson Nixon, 17, died Wednesday morning. She was a resident of Losantville, where she had resided for fifteen years, and was a member of the Seperate Baptist church.

Surviving are the husband, James Nixon, with the U. S. army in Japan; one son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wilkerson; three sisters, Mrs. George York, Mrs. hazel Swoveland, Miss Martha Carol Wilkinson; three brothers, William, James and Ronald Wilkinson; the grandfather, W. R. Freer, all of Losantville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nixon will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Separate Baptist church in charge of Rev. Charles Brubaker. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Ex-Modoc Resident Dies in Indianapolis; Rites set for Friday

Funeral services for James M. Wyne, 76, a native of Modoc who died at his home in Indianapolis Wednesday, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the West Side Nazarene church in Indianapolis with Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Interment will be in Floral Park cemetery in that city.

The deceased was born in Modoc but had resided in Indianapolis for the past thirty years. He was a retired watchman for the National Malleable Castings company.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ford, Indianapolis and Mrs. Marcia Toland, Waveland; four sons, Granville E., Raymond, Harold and William Wyne, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Isenbarger, Lafayette, Mrs. Bertha Conwell, Mooreland and Mrs. Cora Swaim, Modoc; two brothers, Oscar Wyne, Ridgeville, and Gilbert Wyne, Farmland; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Pool Infant Dies At Hospital; Rites Set For Thursday

Tonnie Kay Pool, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pool, of Lynn, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Tuesday.

Grave side services will be held at the Lutheran cemetery at Richmond Thursday afternoon.

Surviving other than the parents are one sister, Patty Jo; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tharpe of Lynn; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Pool of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Anna Campbell

Pitsburg - Mrs. Anna Campbell, 63, wife of Irvin Campbell, retired Monroe township farmer, died Monday at her home in Pitsburg after a short illness. Services were held Thursday afternoon at Pitsburg, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Darke County Death - R. J. Careins

Ansonia - R. J. Careins, 76, former cashier of the Citizens Bank company, Ansonia, and at one time a resident of Greenville, died Sunday in Muncie, Ind., from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. His wife, Nell, is his only immediate survivor. Rites were held in Muncie Wednesday, with burial at Matthews, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1947

Emma Holaday Dies Tuesday At Losantville

Mrs. Emma Florence Holaday, 70, died Tuesday evening at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Todd, in Losantville. She had been ill for several years.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by one son, Ralph H. Retz of Indianapolis; and two stepsons, A. G. Holaday of Jackson, Mich., and Lloyd L. Holaday of Cedar Grove.

Funeral services for Mrs. Holaday will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Losantville Christian church with Rev. Leroy Houk officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

The Order of Eastern Star, of which the deceased was a member, will conduct services at the home of the daughter Thursday night at 8 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1947

Auto Accident Injuries Fatal To County Man

Harry Riffell, a 50-year-old Darke county farmer of Delisle, died at 4 p. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of injuries sustained eight hours earlier in a two-car collision at a rural road intersection two miles north of Arcanum.

Medical examiners report that he suffered a fractured skull, broken collar bone and internal injuries.

Cars involved in the crash were driven by Riffell and Mrs. Catherine Schweizer, 26, New Madison, a teacher in the Franklin township schools. She sustained several fractured ribs and head lacerations and is still under observation at Wayne hospital.

Riffell leaves a wife, Mary; two sons, John and Robert, and a daughter, Helen Louise Riffell, all at home; five brothers and three sisters.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Pleasant View church, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1947

Word Is Received Father Passes Away

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of Alva L. Cole, 67, father of Austin A. Cole of Richmond, former principal of the West Side high school, which occurred last Monday at his home in Milroy, Ind., from a heart attack.

Services were held Thursday at Milroy, with burial in a cemetery there.

Besides the son, he leaves a wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. Verner Mount, Crawfordsville, and another son, Lloyd Cole, Milroy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1947

John O. Mills, Ex-Circuit Court Bailiff, Dead

John O. Mills, 63, of Winchester, former Randolph circuit court bailiff, died Friday in the Irene Byron sanatorium at Fort Wayne following a lingering illness. He served as bailiff for ten years, retiring last July because of his health.

Survivors include the widow, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Boyd, of Ansonia, Ohio, and Miss Bonnie Mills, at home; one son, Rex, of Massachusetts; one stepson, Cleo Willis, of Winchester; two brothers, Isaac and Oliver, both of Winchester and eight grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Mills will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the East Street Congregational Christian church with Rev. Jacob Frazier in charge, assisted by Rev. Gerald Martin. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Summers funeral home in Winchester to the residence at 227 West Third street, where friends may call after 11 a. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1947

Lucinda Kelley Dies Today At Home Near Lynn

Lucinda Kelley, 90, passed away at the home of her son, Alvin Kelley, southeast of Lynn, at 7 a. m. Friday. She was the widow of the late C. B. Kelley.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Cates of Richmond, and Zula, at home; the son at whose home she died; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jo Whitacre of Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Emma Kelley of Liberty, Ind.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

William G. Rowe, Former Resident Dies At Milwaukee

William G. Rowe, 59, a former resident of Union City, passed away Saturday at his home in Milwaukee, Wis., following a heart attack he suffered last Friday. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.

Mr. Rowe was born near Union City on July 16, 1857, and was graduated from the West Side high school with the class of 1908. He served two years in the regular army and then attended the Union Christian college at Merom, Ind., where he later received his degree. During World War I he served as a captain in the army for 22 months. Mr. Rowe began his duties as a mathematics teacher after being placed on inactive army duty at the conclusion of the war. He taught for 23 years, 20 of which were spent at Technical high school in Milwaukee.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Fay Hess, of Plymouth, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Laota Boyer, Milwaukee; two sons, Lewis Oliver, Oshkosh, Wis., and Carl, of Niagara Falls; three brothers, Alva A. Rowe, of Union City, F. Paul Rowe, at Quincy, O., and Rev. H. G. Rowe, of Franklin, Ind. And three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Powers, Union City, Mrs. Myrtle Arnold, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Bert Huffman, Toledo.

Final rites will be conducted Wednesday at 7 p. m. at a funeral home in Milwaukee. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

Son Of Late Local Resident Is Dead

Word received here has disclosed the death of Roscoe L. Whisler, 60, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Whisler, of Union City, which occurred Sunday at his home in Mansfield, Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Lily; one daughter, Mildred; one granddaughter, and several cousins who reside in Union City.

Services for Mr. Whisler will be held Tuesday afternoon at Mansfield. Interment will be in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

Death Claims Naomi Golliher; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Golliher, 72, will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Mt. Zion church with Rev. Jesse Oren and Rev. Leroy Hauk officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Mrs. Golliher was the wife of Zolley D. Golliher, of northwest of Modoc. She passed away Saturday at noon in the Henry county hospital after an illness of only two days.

Besides the husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Oren and Mrs. Ella Barker, both of Modoc; six sons, Dalis of Modoc, Robert of Lynn, Joseph of Cambridge City, Russell of Parker, Howard of Indianapolis, and Harvey of Muncie; one brother, Charles Bussear of Lynn; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

Machinist Is Found Dead In Union City Home

Benjamin Huntwork, a 69-year-old machinist, was found dead at his residence, 251 North Sycamore street, Union City, this morning at 8:30 o'clock. He had suffered from heart trouble and evidently had passed away during the evening.

Mr. Huntwork was born in Fort Recovery and attended the school near his home. He came to the Union City community at an early age, and had resided in this vicinity all his life. Since 1922 Mr. Huntwork had operated a small repair shop at the Sycamore address.

He leaves three sons, Floyd Huntwork, of Winchester; Vernie and Percy Huntwork, both of Union City; three daughters, Mrs. Grant Bradford and Mrs. Leroy Bunsold, both of Union City, and Mrs. Louis Haskett, of Bedford, and five grandchildren. His wife, Myrtle, died in 1941.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City pending burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment was made in New Lisbon cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

93 Year-Old Parker Woman Dies; Rites Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Wallace, 93, who died early Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L. Reed, east of Parker, were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence with Rev. E. B. Megenity officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by a grandson, Merritt C. Reed, superintendent of Delaware county schools.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1947

Darke County Death - Russell Frank

Greenville - Funeral services for Russell Frank, 68-year-old Greenville laborer, whose death occurred Thursday, were held Saturday at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial was at Greenville cemetery. There are no immediate survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Prominent Rossburg Woman Passes Away; Services Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. [Ivy Evelyn] Ben W. Sneary, 62, a resident of Rossburg for the past 41 years, who died Sunday night at her resident, will be held at the Rossburg Methodist church at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery. Friends may call at the Sneary home at any time.

Her death followed a six-month illness from a heart ailment.

A daughter of R. K. and Sarah Rue Beam, the deceased was well known in the Rossburg community and active in the work of the Methodist church there.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three sons, Waldo, of Delaware, Ohio; B B. Sneary, of Dayton, and John F. Sneary, late of the coast guard; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Baird, Ft. Wayne, and Barbara Jo, at home; three brothers, Will Beam, of near Greenville, Gus Beam, of Rossburg, and Tom Beam, of Hammond, Ind., and four sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hollerbaugh, Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. Burl White, Greenville; Mrs. Virginia Lyons, of Ansonia, and Mrs. Thelma Shafer, of Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Serious Illness Proves Fatal To Norma Rhoades

Mrs. Norma Madeline Rhoades, 27-year-old lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away Monday at 10:45 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a week's serious illness. Her late residence was on Union City, route one.

Mrs. Rhoades was born on December 27, 1919, daughter of George E. and Zelda Schwarzkopf-Frazier. After her graduation from the West Side high school, she was married to Harold J. Rhoades on February 18, 1941. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include the husband; the parents; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Meer, Michigan City; three brothers, Bill and Edward, of Union City, and Richard Frazier, Troy, O., and two grand mothers. The father of the deceased is prominently known as industrial arts teacher of the West Side high school.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Union City Church of the Brethren with Rev. F. F. Blough and Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call until 4 p. m. at which time the body will be taken to the residence on route one.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Wife Of Retired Minister Dies At Harrisville

Mrs. Lucy C. Watson, 75-year-old wife of Rev. John A. Watson, retired Congregational Christian minister, died unexpectedly at 5:30 o'clock this morning at her residence in Harrisville after becoming ill yesterday. Her death was attributed to a heart condition.

She was born in Brock, Oho, on November 26, 1871, daughter of James P. and Bell Young, and was educated at Dawn, O. She was married to Rev. Watson on May 6, 1896 and they came to Randolph county 50 years ago.

Well-known in this vicinity, Mrs. Watson was a member of the Harrisville Christian church and Ladies Aid society of the church.

Besides the husband, she leaves three brothers, Frank Young, Versailles, O., and John and Charles Young, Aberdeen, S. D., and two sisters, Mrs. William Brown and Mrs. Calla May Hunter, both of Dayton.

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

Last rites will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Harrisville Christian church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Darke County Death - Adeline Minnich

Greenville - Mrs. Adeline Minnich, 80, widow of Ora Minnich, died Friday night at her residence, 124 Fairlawn avenue, after an extended illness. Services were held Monday at the Stocker funeral home. Burial was in the Harris Creek cemetery. There are no immediate relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1947

Darke County Death - Loris E. Hartzell

Greenville - Mrs. Naomi Pearson, Greenville, route four, has received official word from government sources that her son, Loris E. Hartzell, 22, a civilian employe of the war department, previously listed as missing, had apparently lost his life in a ship collision off New York harbor on August 24, 1946. Hartzell, a veteran of 43 months service in the navy during World War II, entered the employment of the war department shortly after being discharged from service.

Besides the mother, he is survived by a sister, Glenna Hartzell, Dayton; two half-brothers, Paul and Gary Pearson, and a step-father George Pearson, Greenville, route four.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Auto Injuries Are Fatal To Brother Of Local Resident

Bernard J. Bulcher, 21, brother of Jerome Bulcher, of Union City, died Monday night at Piqua hospital from injuries sustained early Sunday morning in an auto accident near Fort Loramie. Death was attributed to a fractured skull.

Formerly of Versailles, the deceased had been employed at the Piqua Shovel company for the past six months.

Besides the brother, Mr. Bulcher leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bulcher, Versailles; two sisters, Mrs. Rita Glick, of Webster, and Mrs. Kathleen Young, Piqua, and two other brothers, John and Charles Bulcher, both of Versailles.

Services will be held Thursday at 9 a. m. (EST) at Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends my call at the Miller home in Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Services Arranged for Gladys Keist

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Keist, 32, wife of Homer Keist, of near Rose Hill, northeast of Union City, who died Monday from a heart attack, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Pleasant Ridge Christian church. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

Besides the husband, two young children, four sisters and three brothers survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Verna A. O'Dell Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Verna A. O'Dell, 64, of Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock following a brief illness

Surviving are the husband, Grover; one daughter, Mrs. James Segraves of Winchester; three sons, James of Lynn, Charles of Muncie, and John at home; one sister, Mrs. F. O. Hinshaw; a half brother, L. W. Michael of Ohio City, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

She was a member of the Women's Relief Corp. and the Main Street Church of Christ, Winchester.

The body will be removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester to the residence, 536 North West street, where friends may call after 7 o''clock tonight.

Funeral services will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Main Street Church of Christ, Winchester. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Darke County Death - C. D. Wright

Gettysburg - C. D. Wright, 74, widely known Darke county stock buyer, died at his home two miles south of Gettysburg, Sunday. He leaves a wife, Rosie, four sons, three daughters and one sister.

[Clarence D. Wright was buried in Gettysburg cemetery on February 4, 1947]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 5, 1947

Darke County Death - Rebecca A. Brandenburg

New Madison - Mrs. Rebecca Brandenburg, 80, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Harter, four miles northwest of New Madison.

Survivors include the daughter; one sister, Mrs. Jane Pence, Gratis, Ohio; a brother, Walter Stump, Dayton; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the home of the daughter Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Gratis cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

Albert A. Hendershot, 64, brother of William Hendershot, of Union City, died late Wednesday morning at his home in Dunkirk, Ind. A glassworker for many years, he had been ill five weeks from heart disease.

Besides the brother, he leaves the widow; four daughters, and a son and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Main Street Methodist church in Dunkirk.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

George C. Miller, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

After a lingering illness of three years, death came to George Calvin Miller, 72, this morning at 5 o'clock at his home, 615 East Elm street, Union City. He had been in a serious condition for the last week.

A lifetime resident of Darke county, Mr. Miller was born on April 15, 1874, son of Isaac E. and Sarah J. Sword-Miller. He attended the old Railroad school east of Elroy, and was married to Lola St. John in Darke county on December 25, 1895. He had followed the occupation of farming until his retirement a number of years ago.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Waterhouse Evangelical United Brethren church, and had belonged to the old I.O.O.F. Lodge in Union City.

Besides the wife, the immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Verna Elliott, Mrs. Mabel Blackford and Mrs. Ethelinda Whisler, all of Union City; one son, Herschel Miller, Dayton, and several grandchildren. Three other children, two brothers and one sister are deceased.

The remains have been taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

Retired Farmer Dies At Home Near Union City

Charles Calvin Hartzell, a 79-year-old retired farmer, passed away Wednesday at 9:15 p. m. at the home of a son, William, on Union City, route five, following a three-week serious illness from heart trouble.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Hartzell was born on October 13, 1867 in Darke county, son of the late William and Sarah Edwards-Hartzell. He attended the school near his home and was actively engaged in farming pursuits for several years. His late wife was Jennie Warrell-Hartzell, whom he married 53 years ago in Union City. She preceded him in death in 1941. Hr. Hartzell was a member of the old German Reformed church at Hillgrove.

Besides the son, he leaves another son, LeRoy, of Union City, route five. And five grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia where friends may call after 8 p. m. (EST) today.

Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

Ex-Winchester Woman Dies In Kokomo Tuesday

Della Ballard, 77, a former Winchester resident and the widow of Charles Ballard, died at the Dye nursing home in Kokomo at 11 o'clock Tuesday night following a lingering illness.

She was born September 8, 1869, and was a member of the Winchester Friends church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hobart, of St. Marys, Ohio; one son, Joe Ballard of Berea, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. I. N. Trent of Muncie, and Mrs. Nettie Coon of Michigan.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ballard will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

Darke County Death - Anna Stammen

New Weston - Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Stammen, 77, mother of 11 children, died Monday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dan Moeller, two and one-half miles east of New Weston, after a year's illness. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Catholic church in St. Sebastian. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 6, 1947

Darke County Death - William Barga

Ansonia - William Barga, 63, retired Allen township farmer and poultry buyer, died Monday night at his home on East Canal street in Ansonia after a two-year illness.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Bessie; two foster children, five foster grandchildren, three brothers and five sisters.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Brock Christian church. Burial will be in Brock cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1947

C. E. Tillson, Former County Auditor, Dead

Charles E. Tillson, 80, auditor of Randolph county from 1915 to 1919 and a former president of the county council, died at his home in the Davis apartments in Winchester Thursday night at 8 o'clock, following an illness of a year.

The deceased was born February 28, 1863, near Whitewater, Ohio, the son of Ennis and Elnora (Ellis) Tillson and resided most of his life in Spartanburg and Winchester.

In addition to his county offices, Mr. Tillson was a former employee of the W. E. Miller and M. L. Mills companies in Winchester. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester.

Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte, at home, and one nephew, Roy W. Hill of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife Prudence, in December of 1945.

Funeral services for Mr. Tillson will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Raymond Harris and Rev. Lee Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 1 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1947

Lynn Woman Dies Thursday At Age Of 83

Mrs. Victoria Roberson, 83-year-old, a resident of Lynn, died Thursday afternoon after several years of ill health.

Surviving are the husband, William J. Roberson; three sisters, Mrs. Joan Abbott of Mount Summit, Ind., Mrs. Ollie Griffith and Mrs. Lula Bond, both of New Castle; one brother, Thomas Moehr of Elwood, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1947

Darke County Death - Francis Newland

Castine - Francis G. T. Newland, 66, retired farmer, died Tuesday night at his home in Castine. Survivors include his wife, Eliza.

Services were held Friday afternoon at the Castine E.U.B. Church, with burial in Shiloh cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1947

Darke County Death - Wilson Roberson

Arcanum - Wilson Roberson, 79, a veteran of the Spanish American War, died Tuesday night at the home of a son, William, two and one-half miles south of Arcanum. Rites were held Friday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 8, 1947

Illness Fatal To Lightsville Man; Services Sunday

Jesse O. Young, 76, of Lightsville, a well-known retired Darke county farmer, died at 6:30 p. m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Forest Grile, two miles south of New Madison, where he had been under medical care for the last six weeks.

Mr. Young was a native of Montgomery county but had resided in the northern part of Darke county for over 40 years and was an active member of the Lightsville M. E. church.

He leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Raymond Denniston, Union City, route three and Miss Osa Young, Dayton; five grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Young, of New York City, and Mason Young, Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jacobs, of New Lebanon, and Mrs. Eva Ehler, Cincinnati.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST), at the Lightsville church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery, north east of Union City.

Friends may call at the Young residence at Lightsville at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 8, 1947

Darke County Death - Virgil H. Taylor

Bradford - Virgil H. Taylor, 59-year-old Bradford resident, dropped dead in front of Bowman's grocery Wednesday afternoon from the effects of a heart attack. Rites were held Saturday at the Pilgrim Holiness church here, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mae; one son, Paul, at home, a sister and half-brother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1947

Harvey Moore Dies Near Lynn; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Harvey Moore, 77, who died at his home northeast of Lynn Saturday evening following a short illness, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Cora E.; three daughters, Miss Rena Moore, at home, Mrs. George Rodgers, of Richmond, and Mrs. Lawrence Byrum, of Greenville, Ohio; one son, Charles, of Union City; two brothers, Addison, of near Lynn, and Perry, of Winchester; three sisters, Miss Sarah Moore, of near Lynn, Mrs. Eliza Bortner, of Hollansburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Fred Cheesman, of near Lynn; eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1947

Cline Services Will Be Held At Local Church

Funeral services for Oscar Henry Cline, 71, former resident of Union City, who died at his home, 39 Nimitz, in Dayton Saturday afternoon after a one-week serious illness, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Evangelical Brethren church in Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate, with burial in Snell cemetery, near Hillgrove on route 71.

Mr. Cline was born on April 7, 1875 in Darke county near Union City, son of Robert and Ruth Ann Fisher-Cline. He attended the school near his home, and was a general laborer until his retirement several years ago. He left Union City about three years ago to make his home in Dayton. The deceased was a member of the local Redmen's lodge.

Besides the widow, Virgie, Mr. Cline leaves three sons, Robert and Harry Cline, both of Union City, and Herbert, Grand Rapids; two daughters, Nellie Cline, who resides in California, and Mrs. June Caster, Mansfield, Ohio, and one brother, Lewis of Marion; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters are deceased.

The body was returned from Dayton the the Fraze funeral home here, and is now at the home of the son, Harry, 202 Cedar street, where friends may call at any time.

[Obituary, Feb. 14, 1947 - Oscar Henry Cline, son of Robert and Ruth Cline of Darke County, Ohio, was born April seventh, 1875 and departed this life February 8th, 1947, age 71 years, 8 months and 1 day.

Those who survive to mourn his loss are a wife, three sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as several nieces and Nephews. The children are Harry and Robert, of Union City, Ind.; Herbert of Grand Rapids, Mich.; June Caster of Mansfield, Ohio, and Nellie whose hoe is unknown. One brother, Lou Cline of Marion, Ind.

Preceding him in death are five sisters and one brother. While living in Union City he was employed at the J. A. Long creamery, now Red 73 Creamery. For the past twenty-three years he has lived in Dayton where he worked up till a short time before his death. (Lengthy poem written by J. B. Lynch is omitted here.)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1947

Death Claims Ernest S. Williams; Body Of Renowned Musician To Be Returned To Winchester For Burial

From his earliest youth, Ernest S. Williams' great ambition was to be a bandsmen. This ambition was achieved. He became a world renowned trumpet player, conductor and teacher.

Today Ernest S. Williams is dead at 65.

He died of pneumonia Saturday in a Kingston, N. Y. hospital, death coming unexpectedly. He had been ill only a few days and his condition had not been regarded as critical until a few hours before he passed away.

Following funeral services at the family home in Woodstock, N. Y., at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, the body will be brought to the Fraze and Diggs mortuary in Winchester, where final rites will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body will arrive at 8 a. m.

Mr. Williams is survived by his widow, Gladys; one brother, Han, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Williams Way of New York City. The body will be accompanied to Winchester by the widow, Jan Williams and the latter's son, Richard. Mrs. Way was visiting in Richmond when the death message was received at noon Saturday.

A member of the Williams family of musicians which was famous in Indiana in the early days of the century, Mr. Williams was educated in the Winchester schools, which his father, the late Samuel E. Williams, served as professor of music.

In November of 1937 he brought Winchester international publicity in musical journals when his band came from Brooklyn, N. Y., and played the world premiere of his symphony written for band instruments, the first composition of its kind in world musical history. The symphony was dedicated to his father, who died that year.

Mr. Williams was born in Wayne county, near Fountain City, but lived in Winchester until the Spanish-American war. When the war broke out in 1898, young Williams joined the 158th regiment of the Indiana volunteer infantry, becoming cornet soloist of the band. He was but sixteen years of age at the time. So distinguished was his work, however, that he was soon promoted to bandmaster and transferred to the 161st Indiana regiment, which served four months in Cuba.

Upon being mustered out of the service, Ernest Williams went to Boston in order to continue his musical studies under Henry Cl Brown, and Gustave Strube. After a few months, Mr. Brown, who was considered the finest cornet teacher in America at that time, told him to go to New York and to make a name for himself; there was nothing more for the young man to learn except from experience.

Mr. Williams went out with the reorganized Gilmore band, scoring a phenomenal success as cornet soloist. There followed a long succession of stellar engagements with the leading bands of the time. Mr. Williams was with Sousa for two transcontinental tours. During the season of 1911-1912, he led his own band at Lakeside Park, Denver, Col.

In 1913 and 1914, Mr. Williams made a round-the-world tour as cornet soloist. The receptions accorded him in Australia, India, Egypt and the various countries of Europe, made the tour a triumphal procession. Upon his return to the United States he was besieged with offers. He performed as first trumpeter and soloist under Nahan Franko, Victor Herbert, and other celebrities and finally went to the Philadelphia orchestra, where he remained for six years as solo trumpeter under Stokowski, Richard Strauss, George Enesco, Vincent D'Indy and Ossip Gabrilowitach.

For five years, beginning in 1918, Mr. Williams was solo cornetist under Edwin Franko Goldman, in the famous summer concerts given by the Goldman band. He also performed as cornet soloist under Patrick Conway.

In 1922 Mr. Williams founded the Ernest Williams School of Music in Brooklyn. His ideal was to establish in this country a school that should be to America was as the famous Kneller Hall is to Great Britain; a school that should give a comprehensive training to instrumentalists, embracing the entire field of ensemble work, both theoretical and practical.

The Ernest Williams School of Music developed into one of the outstanding institutions in the entire country. Students dame to it from all sections of the country to study all instruments and all branches of musical theory. Band and orchestra training are equally stressed, and the comprehensive practical program gives that which is most essential-thorough and intensive routine. The Ernest Williams school grew amazingly since its inception. It is an all-year round institution, holding its winter sessions in Brooklyn and its summer sessions in camp at Saugerties, where aspiring musicians may continue their studies in the heart of the beautiful Catskill mountains.

Mr. Williams turned a rough mountain site into a modern village, with running water, electric lights, a fine concrete swimming pool and other athletic and recreational facilities as well as a large auditorium and dormitory and cottage accommodations for several hundred students.

The success of graduates of the Ernest Williams school was proof enough of the splendid work which is done under Mr. Williams direction. He gathered around him a distinguished faculty, which included such eminent musicians as Pierre Henrotte, former concertmaster and conductor of the Metropolitan Opera House., George Barrere, flute virtuoso, Horace Britt, famous cellist, and Erik W. G. Liedzen, well known arranger and composer.

In addition to his work as head of the Ernest Williams School of Music, Mr. Williams was director of the Kismet Temple band of Brooklyn, the New York university band, and master teacher of trumpet at the Julliard School of Music.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1947

Caroline Stuck Is Dead At 86; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Caroline Stuck, an 86-year-old resident of Saratoga and vicinity practically all her life, passed away Sunday morning at 5 o'clock at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Her present home was in the Darke county city.

She was born in Saratoga on November 10, 1860, the daughter of George P. and Louisa Garber-Rhieinhart. In 1878 she was married to William Hill who died in 1913. In 1921 she was married to William Stuck who survives.

Besides the husband, she leaves two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Wilson, Stone Station, Ind., and Mrs. Mathews Costello, Dayton, and one brother, John Rheinhart, Saratoga. Two children, Robert Hill and Evelyn Rickert, are deceased.

Final rites will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Greenville with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Interment will be made at Saratoga cemetery. The body is at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1947

Sister Of Local Man Passes Away

Mrs. Susanna Miller, 77-year-old, sister of William Smith, of Union City, Ohio, passed away late Friday night at her farm home, five miles south of Greenville, on U. S. route 137 from the effects of a paralytic stroke she had suffered four days ago.

Prior to moving to her present home, Mrs. Miller had lived in Fort Jefferson for over 40 years and was an active member of the Methodist church there.

Besides the brother, she leaves two foster children, Mrs. Henry Wolter, Greenville, route one, and Robert Smith, who served in the armed forces at Honolulu; two grandchildren, three other brothers and two sisters. She was the widow of George Miller.

No burial arrangements will be completed until after the son, who is now enroute to this country by plane, arrives here. Friends may call at the late residence at any time.

[Funeral services were held in the Ft. Jefferson Methodist church on Thursday with Rev. Nobel Schlecty in charge. Burial was made in the Ft. Jefferson cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 11, 1947

Emma R. Helms Dies At Home In Winchester

Mrs. Emma Retz Helms, 75, passed away at her home, 110 - South Meridian street, Winchester, at five o'clock Monday morning. The deceased had been in impaired health for several years, but was in a serious condition only one hour before her death.

Mrs. Helms was a lifelong resident of Randolph county, moving to Winchester 17 years ago. She was a member of the Nazarene church.

Survivors include the husband, George; three daughters, Mrs. Orval Hinshaw, Mrs. Hazel Keys and Mrs Eplhriam Edwards, all of Winchester; three sons, Chester and Kenneth Retz of Winchester, and George Retz of Spartanburg; one brother, Enos Lykins of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Dave Leaver of Portland; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helms will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Nazarene church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. E. Van Houghton officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Word Is Received Thursday Evening Of Strauss Death

Word received in Union Cit has disclosed the death of Mrs. Jennie Brown-Strauss, 67, widow of Fred Strauss, which occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Mumma, in Springfield, Ohio, Sunday at 12 o'clock noon following a stroke she had suffered several months ago. A former resident of this city, she had been in a serious condition for the past six months.

Mrs. Strauss was born in Union City during March of 1879, and attended the local schools. She left this city to make her home in Richmond, Ind., about 45 years ago. Later she moved to Springfield.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two other daughters, who reside in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The husband preceded her in death four years ago.

Services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Springfield with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies Near Ridgeville

Charles Franklin Lent, 65, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, southeast of Ridgeville. He suffered a heart attack.

The deceased was the son of Jacob and Mary Lent.

Surviving are the widow, Dora; one foster daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Bolinger; five sisters, Mrs. A. Iva Benson and Mrs. John Fields, both of Deerfield, Mrs. Gail Fielder of Winchester, Mrs. David Brookman of Portland, and Mrs. Ralph Beachler of Greenville; two brothers, Harry of Daytona Beach, Fla., and William of Redkey.

Funeral services for Mr. Lent will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ridgeville Evangelical U. B. church with Rev. A. S. Truex and Rev. George Addington in charge. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.

The body will be removed from the Martin funeral home in Dunkirk to the residence near Ridgeville where friends may call after 6 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Darke County Death - Charles Dalzell

Greenville - An autopsy performed at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, has disclosed that the sudden death there of a Greenville man, Charles (Bill) Dalzell, Sunday, was due to a brain tumor. He leaves a wife, Mary; one daughter, Linda Sue, at home; hs mother and four sisters. Rites were held Wednesday at the Greenville Christian church, with burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Winchester Native, Theodore Hopkins, 54, Is Dead At Angola

Word has been received here of the death of Theodore Hopkins, 54, at Angola. The former Winchester resident and native died Saturday morning, following a heart attack.

Mr. Hopkins, chief of police at Angola, had lived in that northern Indiana city for the past 35 years. He is survived by a wife and son, Bill. He was a nephew of the late Will Simmons.

Mr. Hopkins was born and spent his childhood in Winchester. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Angola.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Dave A. Fleming

New Madison - Mrs. Opal Fleming, 68, died Sunday. She had resided in Darke county most of her life. Surviving is the husband, Dave A. Flemming. Services were held Wednesday in New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Darke County Death - William Freeze

Arcanum - William (Hack) Freeze, 63, well-known Arcanum building contractor, died Sunday at his late home. Surviving are his wife, Ruby, and two brothers, Fletcher Freeze, of Dayton, and Edmond Freeze, Arcanum. Rites were held Wednesday in Arcanum with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1947

Emily Showalter Dies In Lynn; Rites Saturday

Funeral services will be conducted in the Methodist church in Lynn Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Florence Emily Showalter, 71, who passed away in Lynn Thursday night following a long illness. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery in Richmond.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Grace Lesley of Lynn, Mrs. Esther Hillard, of Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Grace Kemp of Delaware, Ohio; two brothers, Elbert Kemp of near Portland, and Ben Kemp of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the home of the sister, Mrs. Lesley, in Lynn, after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1947

Darke County Death - Granville Besecker

Greenville - Funeral services were held Thursday for Granville S. Besecker, 72, member of the Greenville township board of trustees, who died suddenly from a heart attack Tuesday at his farm home, three miles southwest of Greenville. Burial was in Mote cemetery.

Mr. Besecker, a lifetime resident of Darke county, is survived by the wife, Effie; one daughter and two step-children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Bertha Kreider

Greenville- Mrs. Bertha F. Kreider, 61, wife of Russell Kreider, Greenville, a former Darke county commissioner, died unexpectedly from a blood clot Tuesday night at Bluffton hospital, Bluffton, Ind. Rites were held Friday at the Christian church here, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1947

Darke County Death - Leonard Plessinger

Greenville - Despondency over failing health is blamed for the suicide of Leonard (Mart) Plessinger, 76, who hanged himself Tuesday afternoon in a garage adjoining his residence at 407 Warren street. Plessinger was found dead by his wife, Flora, after she had discovered a suicide note in the residence. Rites were held Friday at the Zechar funeral home with burial in Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 15, 1947

Jennie Spence Dies At Home Of Niece Near Union City

Mrs. Jennie Spence, 71, a former resident of Hartford City, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. Goldie Weimer, Union City, route three, following an extended illness.

A native of Cincoe, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Spence was born on February 1, 1876, and had resided at the home of ner niece for the past 10 months.

Besides the niece, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Keller, also of Union City, route three, and several other nieces.

The body has been removed to the Burk, Finnig and Weil funeral home in Hartford City where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 15, 1947

Earl Hollopeter Is Dead; Was Related Locally

Adam Earl Hollopeter, 56, died late Friday morning at a government hospital in Marion, Ind., following an illness of ten years.

He was born April 26, 1890 in Mercer county, Ohio, the son of Harry and Lillie McDowell-Hollopeter, and was educated in Webster, O. In 1912 he was married to Alice Florence who preceded him in death in 1915.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Holopeter had followed the occupation of a mechanic. He was a member of the Nazarene church.

Surviving are the mother, Lillie, of Ft. Recovery route one, and one brother, Alvis Henry Hollopeter of Union City route three. One child, the father, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Ott Bennett, of Ansonia and Rev. Ralph Yaney, of Union City, officiating. Interment was in Macedon cemetery, north of Ft. Recovery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 15, 1947

Darke County Death - Isla Jane Harter

New Madison - Mrs. Isla Jane Harter, 52, widow of George A. Harter, died Wednesday at her home in New Madison after a short illness from complications. Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. (EST) at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 15, 1947

Darke County Death - Claude Hiatt

Versailles - Claude Hiatt, 50, prominent Versailles businessman and well-known figure in civic affairs in Darke county, died Wednesday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville a few hours after undergoing a major operation.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Gladys; three sons; his father and mother, one brother and two sisters. Rites were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 17, 1947

Darke County Death - John B. Miller

Covington - John B. Miller, 83, well-known retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Koons, in Covington, where he had been under medical care for the past three weeks. Mr. Miller spent the major part of his life in Harrison township, operating a farm one mile west of New Madison for over 50 years. Services were held Saturday at New Madison with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 18, 1947

Wise Was Dead When He Fell Under Truck - Autopsy Reveals Heart Attack Cause Of Worker's Death

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said today that Henry Wise, 79, died of a heart attack yesterday morning and was dead when the wheels of a highway truck ran over his body. He conducted an autopsy last night to determine the cause of death.

Mr. Wise fell dead under the truck's wheels northwest of Ridgeville, the accident occurring in Jay county.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Ridgeville Evangelical church in charge of Rev. E. S. Truex. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester at 10 a. m. Wednesday to the residence in Ridgeville. The casket will not be opened.

Mr. Wise, of Ridgeville, for fifteen yeas an employe of the Randolph county highway department, was killed Monday at 9 a. m. when he was run over by a highway truck one and one-half miles northwest of Ridgeville.

The accident occurred near the home of Herman Dull.

The truck was being operated by Blaine Silvers of Winchester.

According to reports from Coroner L. W. Painter and Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, Mr. Wise was tripping the truck bed when he fell under a rear wheel, the vehicle running over his body from feet to head.

The truck was being started from a standstill it was said, and was unloading gravel on an approach to a driveway on the Randolph-Jay county line.

The body was brought to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Alice, of Michigan; one son, Carson of Elkhart; four brothers, George of Redkey; Samuel of Greentown, Edward and Ralph of near Ridgeville, and two sisters, Mrs. Alva Rembarger of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Lee Painter of Ridgeville.

Mr. Wise was a member of the United Brethren church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 18, 1947

Darke County Death - Dr. Charles Bausman

Bradford - Dr. Charles W. Bausman, 80, an active medical practitioner at Bradford for the past 43 years, died Saturday at his home here after a two-month illness from complications. Dr. Bausman was a graduate of the old Ohio Medical college at Cincinnati, began his extended practice in the Bradford community in 1904.

Surviving are his wife, Mina; one brother, Dr. Albert J. Bausman, Piqua, and a sister, Mary E. Bausman, of Pleasant Hill. Rites were conducted this afternoon at Bradford, with burial in Highland cemetery at Covington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 18, 1947

Darke County Death - Caroline Stutz

Arcanum - Mrs. Caroline (Callie) Stutz, 72, widow of Joseph Stutz, died Monday at the home of her son, Herbert, in Pitsburg. Besides the son, she leaves two other sons, Howard and Roscoe, Arcanum; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Cross, Arcanum, and 13 grandchildren. Rites were held Wednesday at Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 18, 1947

Darke County Death - John Shields

Greenville - John A. Shields, 71, retired Greenville painter and paper hanger, died Saturday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where he had undergone a major operation. Services were held Tuesday in Greenville, with interment in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 19, 1947

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

Orville Burk, 57, veteran of World War I and brother of Lemuel Burk, of Union City, died late Monday night at his home 503 East Third street, Greenville, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Burk, who served in the army medical corps in France during the firs world conflict, was both gassed and wounded in action and never fully recovered from his service disabilities. He was a Darke county native.

Surviving besides the brother, are two other brothers, Jesse and Sylvester Burk, both residing in California, and five sisters, Mrs. Iva Reisinger, Mrs. Gertrude Swabb and Mrs. Viola Prouty, all of Dayton; Mrs. Mary Saylor, who lives in Florida, and Miss Lova Burk of Piqua.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. William Hygema officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 20, 1947

Max Diggs, 53, Banker, Is Dead; Rites Friday

Max Diggs, 53, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away at his home, 730 Huntsville road, Winchester, at 3:05 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill health since last August and had been in a serious condition for the past three weeks.

The deceased was born in Winchester on October 28, 1893 the son of Ed F. and Vora (Harter) Diggs. For 25 years he was employed at the Randolph County bank in Winchester, and also followed the occupation of farming.

Mr. Diggs was graduated from Winchester high school in 1912, later attending Muncie Normal college and Indiana University, from which he received his degree. He taught school in White River township and was principal at Lincoln before entering the army in April of 1918. After his discharge as a second lieutenant, he became associated with the Randolph County bank and was assistant cashier for many years. For 15 years Mr. Diggs was president of the Randolph County hospital board.

He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, the American Legion and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are the widow, Eva H. Courtner Diggs; one daughter, Rowena, at home; one son, Lloyd, of near Winchester; two grandchildren, and one sister Miss Madge Diggs of Muncie.

Funeral services for Mr. Diggs will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be removed to the residence at 7 p. m.. today and will remain there until 11:30 a. m. Friday at which time it will be returned to the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 21, 1947

Mrs. Rebecca Mock Dies In Greenville; Services Sunday

Mrs. Rebecca Mock, 81, sister of Joseph Weimer, Union City, and Simon Weimer, Saratoga, passed away Thursday at 4:30 p. m. at the Brethren Church home in Greenville following a few weeks' illness. Formerly of Dayton, she had made her residence at the Greenville home Since September of 1936.

She was a member of the West Dayton Church of the Brethren.

Besides the two brothers, Mrs. Mock leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ray Grigsby, San Francisco; Mrs. Vernal Moelhring and Mrs. Thomas McGlade, both of Dayton; one son, E. J. Mock, San Francisco; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, one other brother, Joshua Weimer, Fountain City. The husband, Daniel Mock, preceded her in death in July of 1929.

Final rites will be conducted Sunday at 10 a. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Ira Blocher in charge. Interment will be made in Weimer cemetery near Saratoga.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 22, 1947

Nellie Constable, Former Resident, Dies At Dayton

Mrs. Nellie Constable, 71, formerly of northeast of Union City, died Friday at 5 p. m. at her residence, 22 Mayo Road, Southern Hills, Dayton, following a four-month illness of cancer of the liver.

She was born on October 16, 1875 one-half mile north of the Pleasant Hill church, daughter of Joe and Alice Grice. She had spent her entire life in the vicinity northwest of Union City with the exception of 10 years in Bethel, Ind., and the past 10 months at Dayton. She and her husband, A. E. Constable, had celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on December 24, 1945.

Besides the husband, Mrs. Constable leaves four daughters, Mrs. John Stooksberry, Springfield, O.; Mrs. Ross Stone, Fort Recovery; and Carrie and Janet, at home; seven sons, Delbert Constable, Union City; Calvin and Arthur, Dayton, and Onie, Charles, Elmer and Ieland Constable, at home; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Melissa Stanford, Shelby, Mich.; Pearl Campbell, Rensselaer, Ind.; Emma Fowler and Bess Cozat, Saratoga, and Mary Pratt, Flo Cline and Jose Prescott, all of Union City, and one brother, Grant Grice, Greenville.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after Sunday noon.

Tentative funeral services are set for 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Pleasant Hill church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 22, 1947

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Ella Garver of Union City received word of the death of her brother, Edward Bainbridge, 75, which occurred at his home in Marcellus, Mich. A native of Pauling county, Ohio, he had followed the occupation of farmer.

Besides Mrs. Garver, he leaves a wife, Ida. Services will be held Sunday afternoon at Marcellus, with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 22, 1947

Darke County Death - Doris Rush

Greenville - Funeral services were held Thursday at the Stocker funeral home here for Miss Doris Kathleen Rush, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel A. Rush, Greenville, who died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, where she had recently undergone a major operation. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Besides the parents, she leaves two brothers, Charles and Lemuel, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Flick, Pitsburg; Mrs. Mary L. Buckingham, Greenville, and Mrs. Ruth E. Barnhart, at home, and a grandmother, Mrs. Lora E. Newlin, of Coletown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1947

Prominent Union City Man Dies Suddenly; Rites To Be Tuesday

Roll L. Hill, 69, retired manufacturer, widely-known in business and financial circles throughout the state, died suddenly of a heart attack at 6:45 o'clock Sunday morning at the family home, 555 West Oak street, Union City.

Though he remained active in community and church affairs, Mr. Hill had been suffering from a heart condition for several years and never fully recovered from a serious attack of undulant fever three years ago.

Only a week before his death, Mr. and Mrs. Hill had returned to Union City from a visit in Florida with his sister.

For twenty-five years Mr. Hill was an officer of the Backstay Machine and Leather company, predecessor of the present Backstay Welt company in Union City. He retired from that position about 20 years ago.

After his retirement from the Backstay, he spent several years in the liquidation of the Sixth Building and Loan association in Union City and was identified with other banking and financial institutions locally and throughout the state.

Prominent in civic affairs, Mrs. Hill was treasurer of the school board at the time the new West Side school building was completed in 1921.

He was an active member of the Union City Christian church, having served as an elder, deacon, trustee and member of the board and the church choir. He also was a member of the Union City Masonic lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church by Rev. W. W. Wilson. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body was returned from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call.

Survivors include the Widow, Mae; two daughters, Mrs. James Batcheldor of Monticello and Mrs. James Cotter of Union City; two brothers, Dr. Harry G. Hill of Cincinnati and Clarence B. Hill of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Grace Teague of DeLand, Fla., and three grandchildren, Janet and Robert White, both of Monticello and Melinda Cotter of Union City.

Mr. Hill was born April 16, 1876 in Union City, the son of George R. and Elizabeth Eichelbarger Hill. After he was graduated from the Union City West Side high school, he attended Kimberly Heights school near Knoxville, Tenn., and was a member of the first class at old Muncie Normal school.

For a time as a young man Mr. Hill operated a grocery store in Cummingsville, suburb of Cincinnati. He later joined his father in the operation of the Hoosier Tea and Coffee store in the 100 block of West Oak street.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1947

Alicia Fowler, Former Resident Dies In Dayton

Miss Alicia E. Fowler, 83, the oldest living graduate of the Union City West Side high school, passed away Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Nellie Jackson, 106 Basswood avenue, Dayton, following a three-year illness.

She was born May 18,1863, in Union City, daughter of John D. and Mary Tate-Fowler. A resident of this city practically all her life, she was a well-known florist. Miss Fowler was a member of the local Christian church.

Besides the sister, she leaves two other sisters, Mrs. Mary Bartholomew and Mrs. W. E. Thompson, both of Union City, and one aunt, Mrs. Laura Gilkey, also of this city.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m.(EST) in Dayton. The body will be brought to Union City where it will be interred in a vault at the cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1947

Darke County Death - Chester A. Baker

Greenville - Chester A. Baker, 68, died Friday at his home on the West Milton pike, four and one-half miles east of Greenville, following a two-year illness from a complication of diseases. An active farmer, he was born and reared in Monroe township. Rites were held Monday in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1947

Versailles Man Dies; Was Related Locally

Andrew J. Reed, 82, president of the Versailles Building and Loan company and former member of the Darke County Fair Board, died yesterday at his home at 206 South Center street, Versailles, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in critical condition for the past week.

Mr. Reed had spent his entire life in the Versailles community and had been prominently identified with business, civic and fraternal activities there for more than a half century.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Cora Murphy Reed; three sons, Dr. Robert Reed of Osborn, and Marion and Joseph Reed, both of Versailles, one grandchild, and four sisters, Mrs. Sadie Gares, Union City; Miss Georgia Reed and Mrs. Mae Maier, both of Piqua, and Mrs. Lawrence Baughman, Ansonia.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Versailles Congregational Christian church with Rev. Joseph Wick officiating. Masonic services are also planned at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the Reed residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Edith Kern

Greenville - Mrs. Edith Kern, 77, wife of M. E. Kern, died Saturday at Wayne hospital after a three-year illness. Mrs. Kern was born in Adams township and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Services were held Tuesday at the Miller funeral home here, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Anna Hartle

New Madison - Mrs. Anna Hartle, 88, widow of Frank P. Hartle died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Miller, in New Madison. Services were conducted from the daughter's home Monday and burial was in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1947

Union City Burial For Arcanum Woman

Services for Mrs. Ruby May Hollinger, 63, wife of E. O. Hollinger, New York Central railroad agent, who died suddenly from a heart attack Saturday night at her residence in Arcanum, were held this afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Ruth Huldah, at home; a son, Kenneth of Chicago, Illinois; one grandchild, and a brother, R. A. Cox, of Akron.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1947

M. O. Strickler Dies Sunday In Greensfork

Minos O. Strickler, 87, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Nicholson, in Greensfork.

Surviving besides the daughter, are three sons, Earl Strickler of Hagerstown, Rev. Walter Strickler of Muncie, and Edgar Strickler of Losantville; nineteen grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sugar Grove church, Rev. H. A. Collins of Messick, and Rev. E. E. Rawley of Greensfork, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 26, 1947

Death Claims William Sutton In Union City

William Henry Sutton, 86-year-old lifetime resident of the Union City community, passed away Tuesday evening at 9:15 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward Hittle, 628 North Union street, following a cerebral hemorrhage he had suffered 30 hours earlier.

Mr. Sutton was born on June 26, 1861 in Jackson, Ind. Township of Thomas and Martha Johnson-Sutton. He attended the old No. 5 Warren school in Jackson township and was married to Lucy Goodman on July 29, 1882 at Lisbon. She preceded him in death in 1931. Mr. Sutton was well-known as an active farmer until his retirement several years ago. He was a former member of the Golden Eagles lodge at Harrisville.

Besides his daughter, he leaves one son, Clarence Sutton, Union City; another daughter, Mrs. T. V. Peden, Douglas, Ariz.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Thursday.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made at Lisbon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 26, 1947

Darke County Death - Mrs. Chloe Stover

Greenville - Mrs. Chloe Stover, 71, widow of Daniel H. Stover, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. V. S. Cassel, Greenville, following a lingering illness. Services were held Wednesday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1947

Leora Walker Dies Today At Deerfield Home

Leora Walker, 58, wife of James Walker, passed away at her home in Deerfield at 5 a. m. this morning following a years' illness.

Surviving besides the husband is one son, Clyde Morrical, of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Stella Grews of Michigan; two stepsons, Carl of Michigan and James of Miami, Fla.

The body will remain at the Baird funeral home in Portland until time of the funeral services. Final rites will be conducted Friday at 1 p. m. in the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Interment in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1947

Estla Hernly Dies At Home Near Farmland

Miss Estla M. Hernly, 44, passed away at her home, three and one-half miles southwest of Farmland, at 11:10 Tuesday morning.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hersly of the same address; two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Jones of Muncie, and Mrs. Lloyd Reece of near Farmland; six brothers, Everett of Winchester, Emmett of Carlos, Earl of Parker, Paul of Indianapolis, Charles of Farmland, and Clarence at home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Buena Vista church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. N. H. Thornburg will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 28, 1947

Former Union City Man Dies Following Extended Illness

Word has been received here of the death of William Wortz, a 75-year-old former resident of Union City which occurred Wednesday at his home at Briggs Lake near Brighton, Mich., following a stroke he had suffered a year ago.

Mr. Wortz was born in Union City and attended the West Side school. He was married to Grace Wright in this city and was employed at the old Carriage Works here as a trimmer. Later he was in charge of the carpet department at the old Clasgens dry goods store where Warren's Variety store is now located.

About 38 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Wortz and family moved to Detroit where he was employed as a trimmer. Later they resided at Briggs Lake. He was a member of the local Lutheran church when he lived in this city.

Surviving besides the wife are three sons, Kenneth, Fern and Jack, all of Detroit; two grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hager, of Dayton, and two cousins, residing in Union City.

Masonic funeral services will be held in Detroit Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in a Masonic cemetery near that city.

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