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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home Near Saratoga

Charles F. Graf, a 76-year-old retired farmer, passed away late Friday morning at his home, one-half mile south of Saratoga, following one year of failing health.

He was born on August 13, 1870 in Baden, Germany, son of Karl and Catherine Graf. He received a part of his education in Germany and at the age of 14 came to the United States where he made his home in Champaign, Ill., and continued his education. Mr. Graf came to the Saratoga community about 35 years ago and had been active in farming pursuits until his retirement seven years ago.

He was a thirty-second degree Mason at Danville, Ill., and was a trustee and member of the Saratoga Methodist church for several years.

Surviving are the widow, Hettie Almonrode-Graf; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Ross, Danville; one son, Waldo Graf, Mt. Carmel, Ill.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Final rites will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. at the Saratoga M. E. church with Rev. Milton Persons and Rev. H. T. Miller officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery at West Lebanon, Ind.

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

Darke County Death – Esther Davidson

Greenville – Mrs. Esther Rebecca Davidson, 74, Greenville, died Tuesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, after a short illness from pneumonia. She had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Surviving are two sons, Roy and Earl, both of Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. Rome Lindamood, Mrs. Pete Lahanas and Mrs. Elmer Huston, all of Dayton, and Mrs. Oscar Myers, Rossburg; eighteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Ed and William Haines, both of Greenville, rout five, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Garland, Greenville.

Services will be held Friday at the Miller funeral home here, with burial at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death – James Kolp

Greenville – James Buchanan Kolp, 89, former Darke county school teacher and a resident of Greenville during the major part of his life, died Wednesday at his residence, 230 West Main street, from a heart attack. He held his first teaching position at Woodington, southeast of Union City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at St. Paul's Episcopal church with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Mrs. Mary Cory Of Union City Is Dead At 86

Mrs. Mary Magdaline Cory, 86, a resident of Union City practically all her life, passed away this morning at 7:45 o'clock at her home, 702 West Pearl street, following a serious illness of three months. She had been an invalid for the past five years.

Born in Piqua, Ohio, on March 24, 180, Mrs. Cory came to Union City at the age of six and attended the West Side school. In 1883 she was married to Charles E. Cory, who preceded her in death several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are one son, Frank Cory, Chicago; one daughter, Miss Ethel Cory, Union City; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

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

Rites For Train Crash Victims Set Wednesday – Prominent Woodington Couple Meet Death Near Family Home

Double funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Poling, 55 and 54, respectively, prominent residents of near Woodington, northeast of Union City, who were killed Saturday when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by an eastbound Pennsylvania freight train at a grade crossing in Woodington, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Dr. Charles Brubaker of Dayton will officiate. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Surviving are one son, Dr. Edward Poling, of Oak Park, Ill., and one daughter, Miss Dorothy Poling, a teacher in the Mansfield, O., high school, and two grandchildren. In addition, Mr. Poling is survived by two brothers, Charles of Ansonia, O., and Russell of San Jose, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Harry Price of Logansport. Mrs. Poling, formerly Gertrude Welbourn, is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Welbourn of near Union City; three brothers, Frank and Ralph Welbourn, both of near Union City, and Warren Welbourn of Pasadena, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Russell Polling of San Jose, Calif.

Witnesses to the accident report that Mrs. Poling was instantly killed and that her husband died within a few minutes. Mrs. Poling's neck was broken and her husband sustained a fractured skull. Both also sustained multiple cuts and bruises.

The accident occurred as the couple was returning to the family home, a half-mile northeast of Woodington, from Greenville. Mrs. Poling was driving the car, which is said to have skidded into the path of the locomotive.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, who investigated the accident, says that the train carried the auto over 200 feet down the tracks but that neither occupant was thrown from the car.

Mrs. Poling was born and reared north of Union City while Mr. Poling was a native of Jackson, Ohio, township. Both were graduated from the Union City East Side high school in 1910. Following their marriage in 1913, they began their residence near Woodington. For several years he taught school in Jackson township.

They were members of the Methodist church at Ansonia.

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

Funeral Services Are Held Today For Elroy Woman

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Greenville Congregational Christian church for Mrs. Larie Evelyn Shives, 40, of Elroy, east of Union City, who died at 5:30 p. m. Saturday in Wayne hospital at Greenville.

Mrs. Shives, well-known beautician, was a lifelong resident of Elroy. She had been ill one week.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard; two sons, Richard and Jack, at home; her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. David Skillman, of Elroy, and a brother, Forest, of Indianapolis.

[Burial was made in the Teegarden Cemetery.]

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

Wendell Riffle, 26, Meets Tragic Death As Aircraft Explodes

Tragedy today has struck Union City with the word that Captain Charles Wendell Riffle, 26, was killed in an airplane crash at 6:40 p. m. last night two miles south of Eldorado, Ohio, in northern Preble county.

Captain Riffle, who was stationed with the 56th fighter group at Selfridge Field, Mich., was en-route on a routine flight to Patterson Field, Dayton, from where he was coming to Union City to meet his wife, Ann, and their two sons, Stephen and Craig Alan, who have been visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cletis Riffle, 319 South State Line street, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Lysinger, 715 West Oak street.

Riffle was flying a P-51 which was heard in the Eldorado vicinity shortly before the plane explosion occurred. The wreckage – a mass on pieces – was found in a field one-half mile off of Ohio route 726 on the Kimmel farm.

Authorities at Patterson Field today are investigating to determine the exact cause of the accident and whether the plane exploded while in the air or when it hit the ground. According to reports from Dayton, the plane went completely to pieces and only a small part of the body could be found at the scene of the Wreckage. Other details were not disclosed pending the investigation. There were no other occupants in the plane.

Capt. Riffle had been on a special assignment at Austin, Texas for the past few weeks, but had returned to Selfridge from where he left for Patterson Field.

He was born on April 22, 1920 in Union City and was graduated from the West Side high school with the class of 1938. While in school, he participated actively as a member of the Wildcat basketball team and baseball squad, served on the student council and played in the band and orchestra. Upon graduation he was employed at the Frigidaire in Dayton.

After entering the service in 1941, Capt. Riffle was assigned to the infantry at Ft. Thomas, Ky. Later he was transferred to the air corps, attending air schools at Chanute Field, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Tuscon, Ariz.; and Las Vegas, Nev. He then entered training as an air cadet and was given his wings and commissioned a second Lieutenant at Moore Field, Mission, Texas, on August 30, 1943

Riffle was sent overseas with the Eighth Army Air Force in March of 1944 and was stationed in Belgium. After completing 45 successful missions in the European area, he received a 30-day recuperation furlough in August of 1944 at which time he returned to Union City to visit his wife, formerly Ann Coleman, whom he had married on September 8, 1943, and the rest of his family.

Upon his return to Europe he resumed his flying missions until December 24, 1944, when his plane was shot down and he became a German prisoner of was. He was held captive at Lager, Hammelberg, Mainfranken, Germany. Word was received of his liberation in May of 1945.

Shortly afterwards he was returned to the United States on an extended recuperation furlough, later being stationed at Chanute Field, Ill. After many months of duty there, he was transferred to Selfridge Field, where he and his wife had purchased a home.

Capt. Riffle was one of the few from the Union City community who had passed an examination for his permanent commission of first lieutenant in the regular army.

While in Europe he had participated in several missions over France and Germany, including the D-Day activities over Normandy Peninsula.

A prominent and well-liked man in Union City, he was a member of the Christian church.

His survivors include his wife, Ann; two sons, Stephen and Craig Alan; his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Cletis Riffle, all of Union City; two brothers, Stanley, Lincoln, Nebr.; Miles Stuart, of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Bowman, of Dayton.

The remains will be shipped to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Burial arrangement are incomplete.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Christian church with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial was in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Union City Relatives Attend Services For Logansport Woman

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Logansport for Mrs. Nellie James, 60, sister of three Union City persons, who died Saturday afternoon in that city following a stroke she had suffered last Wednesday. Burial was in a Logansport cemetery.

Mrs. James and her husband, Clyde, had resided in Hartford City prior to moving to Logansport about 20 years ago. Mr. James is an employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad System.

Besides the husband she leaves one son, Richard, of Logansport; two sisters, Misses Mae E. White and Mildred White, of Union City, and two brothers, Charles, also of this city, and Walter, residing in Pennsylvania.

Those from Union City attending the services other that the sisters and brother were Mr. and Mrs. James White.

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

Rites Wednesday For Ansonia Man

Services for Lawrence L. Lehman, 63, who died Sunday at his home on Weller street, Ansonia, following a serious illness brought on by a paralytic stroke suffered 13 days ago, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Church of God in the neighboring town. Rev. E. L. Baker will officiate and burial will be in Brock cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

A retired farmer, he had lived in the Ansonia community for 27 years.

Mr. Lehman leaves the wife, Nellie; one son, Kenneth, of Greenville; his father, C. H. Lehman; a brother, Vernon Lehman, of Versailles, and two grandchildren.

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

Malissie Warren Dies At Home Of Daughter Today

Mrs. Malissie Warren, 93, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Teegarden in Saratoga, with whom she made her home.

The deceased was the daughter of Thomas L. and Myrabelle (Woodward) Addington, and is survived by the daughter with whom she lived; one son, Orlie of Dowaijiac, Mich.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville and will be removed to the residence in Saratoga Wednesday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services for Mrs. Warren will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating and Rev. H. T. Miller of Farmland assisting. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

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

Third Victim Of Crossing Crash In Darke County

The death of Clifford Carpenter, 63, at the Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday morning brought to three the number of deaths from train-auto crashes in Darke county in a four-day period.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Poling of near Woodington, were killed Saturday in a similar accident.

Mr. Carpenter, according to Sheriff Evert Snyder, drove his automobile onto the C. & N. railroad tracks southwest of Greenville Monday evening. Carpenter was pinned beneath the wreckage of his vehicle. He was removed to the Wayne hospital where he died at 2 a. m. Tuesday. Sheriff Snyder said Carpenter died of a skull fracture.

Funeral services for Mr. Carpenter will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal church in Long, Ohio. Rev. Earl Lantz will Officiate. Burial will be in the Bass cemetery at Long. Friends may call at the Turpin & McKnight funeral home in Greenville.

Survivors are a son, Virgil of Long; four grandchildren; two sisters, and two brothers.

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

Father Of Ridgeville Man Dies Suddenly

Philip Zimmerman, 72, father of William Zimmerman of near Ridgeville, died suddenly Tuesday morning of a heart attack at his home southeast of Redkey. He followed the occupation of farming.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Evangelical U. B. church in Emmetsville. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

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

Winchester Man Dies At Hospital In Indianapolis

Leonard Williams, 57, died at Billings hospital at Indianapolis at 9 a. m. Tuesday following a long illness.

He was a veteran of World War I and a resident of Winchester for 30 years.

Final rites will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday in the Winchester Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Raymond Harris officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park.

Surviving are the widow, Nancy; two brothers, Lon Williams of Union City, and Edward Williams of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Dykes and Mrs. Laura Blossom of Richmond, and Mrs. Retta Shaffer and Mrs. Bertha Cale of Winchester/

The body was brought to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester and has been taken to the residence of Mrs. John Crow, on East North street, where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death – Mary Tilman

Greenville – Mary Elizabeth Tilman, 83-year-old widow of H. H. Tilman, passed away at Wayne hospital in Greenville Saturday following a short illness. She resided at 634 Wayne avenue. Only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Robert Blinkley of Miamisburg, Ohio. Services were held in Greenville Monday, with burial at Abbottsville.

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

3 Men Killed In Explosion At Greenville

Reports today show that three men wee killed and two burned as a result of the explosion and fire at the Producers Creamery and Cold Storage company plant, Gray Avenue, Greenville, Thursday morning. Damage to the property was estimated at $200,000.

The two men burned and who are in fair condition at Greenville Wayne hospital are Robert Rammel, 29, of Fort Recovery, and George Pitsenbarger, 31, of Beamsville. They were rescued three hours after the explosion and had been presumed dead.

The charred bodies of Ralph Fasnaught, 34, manager of the plant, and Howard Feierstine, 33, employed at the plant, were taken from the wreckage by firemen and police. Orville Bertram, 53, who had been rushed to Wayne hospital suffering from burns, died at 2:35 a. m. today. All three were Greenville men.

Mr. Feierstine is survived by the widow, Ruth; a stepson, Edward; stepdaughter, Charlene; a brother, George, of Portsmouth, and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Aspinall, Fletcher, Ohio; Mrs. James Chanos of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Florence Schultz of Greenville.

He was a member of the Moose lodge and the American Legion.

Funeral services for Mr. Feierstine will be held at Zechar funeral home in Greenville Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST). Burial will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

Funeral services for Mr. Fasnaught will be held at 9:30 a. m. Sunday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Joseph Wick, pastor of the Congregational Christian church in Versailles will officiate.

The body will be taken to Dutch Hollow Lutheran church near Ananda, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Dutch Hollow cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Hazel; the father, Henry; two sons, James and Thomas; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Sam of Athens, O., Mrs. Inez Bokard of Columbus, and Miss Doris Fasnaught of Circleville; and one brother, Clydus, also of Circleville.

Services for Mr. Bertram will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Brock cemetery.

Survivors include three children, Bernard, Ft. Jefferson; Dale, Greenville, and Mrs. Art Jordan, Richmond; the father, Francis, of Greenville, and two brothers and one sister.

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

Son Of Ex-Union City Residents Is Killed In Train-Auto Crash

John Garver, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Garver, of Hiram, Ohio, formerly of Union City, was killed Thursday at 2 p. m. when the car in which he was riding was struck by a train at a grade crossing between Hiram and Garettsville, O.

Besides his parents, who had made their home here about 25 years ago, he leaves four sisters, all of Hiram. A grandmother, Mrs. R. H. Garver, and an uncle, Floyd Garver, reside in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) at Hiram, with burial in a cemetery there.

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

Maude Wright Dies At Home Near Farmland

Mrs. Maude Wright, 62, of four miles southwest of Farmland, passed away at her home at 10:30 p. m. Wednesday. She was the wife of Harry (Had) Wright.

Surviving other than the husband are one son, Gilbert of near Parker; one daughter, Mrs. Carlos Medler, of near Farmland; one sister, Mrs. Clara Herron of near Farmland, and one brother, Clarence Hutchins, also of near Farmland.

Final rites will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Buena Vista church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Thurman Oren, assisted by Rev. N. H. Thornburg will officiate.

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

Lifelong Resident Of Winchester Dies At Hospital.

Miss Mary Lenkensdofer, 78, a lifelong resident of Winchester, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 6:30 p. m. Wednesday.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Addie Jobes of Winchester, and Mrs. Blanche Cadwallader of Lynn; two brothers, Ed and John, both of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and where services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Randolph County Man Dead at 91; Services Friday

Final rites for Elvin M. Vardaman, 91, a resident of Losantville community, who died Wednesday, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Losantville Methodist church. Rev. N. H. Thornburg and Rev. E. F. Daugherty were in charge and burial was in the Riverside cemetery at Modoc.

Mr. Vardaman was a retired railroad worker. He had been born in Randolph county and spent most of his life in the Losantville community. He had been residing at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Baney in Muncie.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. C. L. Owen of Farmland; two sons, Lester of Fountain City, and Luther of Muncie; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Vantress of Modoc, Mrs. Sylvia Yohler of Batesville, and Mrs. Orpha Wiggins of Richmond; one brother, Myer, of Straughn.

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

Summers Rites Are Conducted This Afternoon

Services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester for Leo W. Summers, 42, of Farmland, rural route, who died Saturday at 6:45 p. m. at the Randolph County hospital following a two-week's serious illness from peritonitis. Rev Zelma Mills was the officiating minister.

Final rites will be held in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Evergreen cemetery in that city. The Fraze funeral home in Union City was in charge of burial preparation.

Born on September 17, 1904 in Randolph county, he was the son of Philip and Margerete Williamson-Summers. He was a carpenter and machinist and had resided at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lafna Black, near Farmland, for the past six months.

Surviving are his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fowler, Sr., of Lansing; one son, Jack; a brother, Calvin C. Summers, Detroit, and a half-brother, C. A. Fowler, Jr., of Lansing.

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

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

John E. Harter, 47, of Englewood in Montgomery county, Ohio, brother of Creston Harter, of Union City, died Saturday afternoon at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the residence and at 2:30 p. m. from the Englewood Evangelical United Brethren church. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Besides the brother, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Helen Harter; a son, David, of Camden, S. C.; a daughter, Miss Anna Margaret Harter, of Englewood; three other brothers, Hilton, of Dayton; Harold, of Waterloo, Ia., and Donald, of Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph Study, of Dayton.

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

Grace Reynolds Passes Away At City Hospital

Mrs. Grace Reynolds, 68, of 216 East Main street, was claimed by death at the Union City hospital Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock following an illness from heart trouble. She had been confined to the hospital for the past ten days.

Mrs. Reynolds had been a resident of the community since 1924 and attended the local Christian church.

Survivors include one son, Verlyn Reynolds, with whom she made her home, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Drew, of Ansonia. She was the widow of Albert Reynolds.

Last rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Brooks and Sons funeral home, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be made in New Madison cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

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

Death Claims Wilfred Moyer In Union City

Wilfred Earl Moyer, 55, a veteran of World War I, passed away at his home, 333 South street, Union City, following an illness since last October from heart trouble.

Mr. Moyer was born on December 23, 1891 in Spartanburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moyer. He attended Wilinson school near Shirley, Ind., and on May 6, 1936 was married to Katheryn Hernley in Ridgeville. A resident of Randolph county the major part of his life, he had been actively engaged in farming pursuits for several years. He had made his home in Union City for the past two years and was a member of the First Friends church in Richmond.

Besides the wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Edith Folger, of Richmond, and Mrs. Lela Holland, of Lynn, and one brother, Shirley Moyer of Centerville.

The body has been removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn pending burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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

Mrs. Emma Cook Succumbs Today In Union City

Mrs. Emma Cook, a 78 year old native of Germany, passed away this morning at 8 o'clock at her residence, 109 South Walnut street, Union City, following a two day serious illness from a heart condition.

Born on July 7, 1869, she was the daughter of Frederick and Henrietta (Klondike) Krauss and came to the United States from Germany in 1875, making her home in Wisconsin. In 1891 she migrated to Randolph county.

On July 13, 1885, in Nebraska, she was married to Frank Miles who died on August 10, 1902. Twenty-one years later, she was united in marriage with Noah Cook at Winchester. She was a member of the Christian church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Taylor of Anderson; Mrs. Bessie Harless of Toledo, Ohio; and Mrs. Mary Potter of Union City, four sons, John Miles of Anderson; Henry and Earl Miles of Toledo, Ohio, two brothers, Julius and Herman Krause of Oshkosh, Wis.

The body has been removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

Cousin Passes Away At Hartford City

Charles E. Neel of Union City, and Aaron I Neel of near this city, have received word of the death of their cousin, George H. Turner, 86, which occurred Monday morning at his home on Hartford City, route one, following a paralytic stroke he suffered last Tuesday. A lifelong resident of Blackford county, he was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Hartford City.

Mr. Turner is survived by a wife, Catherine, and three sons, Will and John Turner, of Muncie, and George H., Jr., of Hartford City. A daughter, Jennie Ruder, preceded him in death almost a year ago.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Hartford City, with burial in a cemetery there.

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

Ex-Winchester Man Fatally Burned In West

Relatives in Winchester received word Saturday night of the death of Calvin G. Stonerock, former Winchester resident, at Lovelock, Nev., as the result of burns suffered in a stove explosion Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Stonerock is survived by his father, Andrew J. Stonerock of Winchester, and four brothers, Leonard, Ed and William, all of Winchester, and Samuel of Hodge, La.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home where friends may call after noon Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Winchester East Street Congregational Christian church with Rev. Gerald Martin officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion cemetery.

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

Jesse Fisher Dies Sunday In Ohio Hospital

Jesse Fisher pasted away at the City General hospital at Springfield, Ohio, Sunday evening.

Surviving are the three daughters, Mrs. Grace Burnsworth of Springfield, Mrs. Marie Pettyjohn of Deerfield and Mrs. Ina Cox of Richmond; two sons, Harry of Redkey and Jack of Columbus, O.

Funeral services for Mr. Fisher will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

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

Death Of Former Resident Occurs At Racine, Wis.

Word received here revealed the death of Mrs. Maggie Stuck-Heckman, 75, a former resident of Union City, which occurred Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie Binks, in Racine, Wis., after an extended illness.

Mrs. Heckman was born in Darke county, near Union City, and resided in this vicinity until 30 years ago when she made her home at Ottumwa, Iowa.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Lela Barnes, Ottumwa, and one son, Claud Heckman, Seattle, Wash. A sister, Mrs. Charles Frank, resides near Union City. Her husband, Dan Heckman, preceded her in death at Ottumwa last October.

Burial services are planned at Ottumwa.

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

Rites Thursday For Ft. Recovery Woman

Services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Beebe, 64, wife of Dawson Beebe, who died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at her farm home on Fort Recovery, route three, following a heart attack, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the First Church of Christ in Fort Recovery. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Esther Franklin, Union City, route two, and three grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death – Florence Baughman

Beamsville – Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Baughman, 84, wife of William Baughman, of near Beamsville, whose death occurred Saturday, were held Tuesday at the Beamsville Christian church. Burial was in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 13, 1947

Dallas Richison Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Dallas R. Richison, 62, Winchester painter and paper hanger, died at 5:25 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital since February 25, where he was taken following an accident at the home of Mrs. Russell Moorman in Winchester. He was hanging paper above the stairway at the Moorman home when he fell from a ladder a distance of more than 20 feet, striking his head on the banister as he fell.

Surviving are the wife, Olive; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Thompson of Grants Pass, Oregon; four sons, Orlo of Indianapolis, Meredith of Union City, Charles of Winchester, and Frank of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, William and Guy, both of Dayton, O.; one sister, Miss Sylvia Richison of Pennville.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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

Death Claims Mary C. Stump, 95 Years Old

Mrs. Mary C. Stump, 95 years old, one of the oldest residents in the Union City community, passed away Thursday afternoon at 2:25 o'clock at her home, 725 North Union street, following a brief illness from senility.

A lifelong resident of this vicinity, Mrs. Stump was born on July 10, 1851 near New Madison in Darke county, daughter of Ambrose and Angeline Kaskey-Jordan. She attended the school near her home and was married to Samuel Stump in Darke county on December 28, 1868. He preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Stump had made her home in Union City for the past 11 years and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Eva Mote, at home; three sons, Ambrose Stump, of Union City; George W. Stump, Muncie, and Ira Stump, Ridgeville; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hoos, Richmond, and Mrs. Stella Stoughton, of Westerville, O. One daughter, Lilly Stump is deceased.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the E. U. B. church in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be made in the Snell cemetery, near Hillgrove.

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

Services Saturday For Woodington Man, Tuberculosis Victim

Services for Otis Hayes, 43, of Woodington, southeast of Union City, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Lima tuberculosis hospital, will be held at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, near this city. Friends may call at the funeral home.

The father of 12 children, Mr. Hayes had been a patient in the hospital since last July.

Formerly of Kentucky, he had lived in Darke county for the last seven years and prior to his illness had been active in farming pursuits.

He leaves the wife, Daisy; nine daughters, Mrs. Lucille McGuire and Miss Waneta Lewis, both of Dayton; Mrs. Lorene Stewart, of Dawn; Mrs. Temple Wilker, Ansonia, route one, and Helen, Pauline, Geraldine, Carol, Bonnie Lou, all at home; three sons, Eugene, Redkey and Otis Ray, also at home, and one sister.

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

W. A. Miller Dies Today Of Heart Disease

William A. Miller, 65, died at 7:40 a. m. Friday at his home at 104 ½ Washington street, Winchester. He had been ill with a heart disease for the past two years and in a serious condition for the past twelve days.

Mr. Miller was a retired wire maker and as lifelong resident of Randolph county. He was a member of the Elks lodge.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mayme McKinney and Edith Griffer, both of San Diego, Cal.; two brothers, Ralph of Winchester and Charles of Richmond.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Maynard and walker mortuary with Rev. Herbert Boase in charge. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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

Darke County Death – John H. Paul

Greenville – John H. Paul, 76, died Wednesday at the Central hotel, East Main Street, after an extended illness. He leaves two sons, Joe, of Greenville, and J. R. Paul, Troy; and three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Hartzell, Mrs. Chester Roark and Mrs. Rufus Marker, all of Greenville.

Services were held Friday afternoon at the Miller funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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

Margaret Pursley Dies Thursday At Home Near Lynn

Margaret Luella Pursley, 82, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Davisson, northwest of Lynn, at 8:15 p. m. Thursday. She was the widow of the late Franklin C. Pursley.

Surviving other than the daughter, is one granddaughter, Mrs. Emma Benolt, of South Bend, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the hoe of the daughter. Interment in the Maxville cemetery.

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

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

Lifelong County Resident Dies In Winchester

Ernest (Doc) Cook, 59, railroad employe for twenty-nine years, died of a heart attack at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Winchester. He was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are the widow, five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Snyder of Lynn; Mrs. Doris Fisher, of Richmond; Mrs. Maxine Kidwell, Mrs. Dorothy Simmons and Mrs. Jeanett Ashely, all of Winchester; two sons, John and James, both of Winchester; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Cook will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Marcel Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery.

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

Former Ridgeville Minister Is Dead; Had Portland Pastorate

Rev. Charles Swander, for pastor of the Portland Friends church, died Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Gaas, of Middletown, Ohio. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in December. Rev. Swander served the Portland church from September, 1931 to September, 1936, retiring from active ministry at that time.

After leaving Portland, he resided at Ridgeville for several years, later moving to Rockford, Ohio. His wife, the former Etta Warnock of near Salamonia, survives, together with a daughter at whose home he died and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Hopewell, Ohio, Saturday afternoon. Burial was in a Rockford cemetery.

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

Former Union City Man Dies At Gary; Was 57 Years Old

Word has been received here of the death of James Barringer, 57, formerly of Union City, which occurred in Mercy hospital in Gary, Ind., on March 9.

Mr. Barringer was reared in Union City and attended the West Side school. He lived here until 35 years ago when he moved to Gary. He was a veteran of Gary steelworkers, serving as a heater in the mills. He also owned a restaurant and tavern in Maryville, a suburb of Gary.

Mr. Barringer was a member of the Heaters' club, Gary works of Good Fellow club and St. Lukes church.

His late parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Barringer, operated a boarding house on West Pearl street in this city for several years.

He is survived by the widow, Marie Belser-Barringer; one son, Marion L., of Bluffton, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Stephen Thrall, of Gary; three grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. W. L. Kiger, Bluffton.

Final rites were held last Wednesday in St. Peter and Paul church in Gary, with burial in Calumet Park cemetery in that city. Among those from Union City attending the services were Mrs. James L. Burke and Robert Short.

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

Native Of Union City Dies In Indianapolis

Mrs. Anna Lyons-Bouvey, a 70-year-old native of Union City, died Monday morning at her home in Indianapolis after a brief illness from pneumonia.

She attended the local St. Mary's parochial and West Side schools and was employed in the office of the old Bowen Carriage company in Union City until about 1900 when she made her home in Indianapolis, Mrs. Bouvey was a former member of the St. Mary's Catholic church here.

Survivors include two daughter, Eleanor and Adrean, both at home, and one sister, Mrs. Sade Mil, of Dayton. The husband, Albert, preceded her in death several years ago.

Funeral services are planned Wednesday morning in Indianapolis with burial in a cemetery there.

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

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Clifton Clemens, 50, of North Washington street, New Paris, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday in Dayton. He was the brother of Mrs. Gladys Hurd of Union City.

Besides the sister, he leaves the widow, Mrs. Mattie Clemens; two sons, Eugene and Noel Clemens, of New Paris; one daughter, Mrs. Frieda Bass, Dayton; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Clemens, Long, Ohio; three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Kessler funeral home in New Paris, with burial in Spring Lawn cemetery.

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

David Williams Dies Sunday; Rites Tuesday

David Williams, 91, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 1 a. M. Sunday following an illness of pneumonia. He was born in Ohio but had been a resident of Winchester most of his life.

Funeral services were held at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home at 10 a. m. Tuesday with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, John Williams, of Portland; and two nephews, Deck Hunt of Farmland and Thomas Hunt of Parker.

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

Funeral Services For Farmland Woman Thursday

Final rites for Mrs. Sherman Gray, 79, who died at her home in Farmland Tuesday morning, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Christian church, Rev. R. C. Thomas, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by four sons and two daughters. They are L. S. Gray, Hagerstown funeral director, Claude of Moorland, Paul of Farmland, and Frank of Portland, Mrs. G. H. Houser of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Roe Miller of Farmland.

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

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

Fannie Marquis Is Dead At 73; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Fannie Marquis, a 73-year-old lifelong resident of Darke county, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Short, 613 North street, Union City, following a serious illness of five weeks' duration.

Mrs. Marquis, a native of near Painter's Creek, was the daughter of the late Joel and Julia Ann Brooks-Brown. She was educated at Laura, Ohio, and had made her home in Union City for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Marquis is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Roy Higgins and Mrs. Charles Beam, both of Union City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Brooks, St. Paris, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. John Jackson, Lewiston, Montana. She was the widow of Jesse Marquis, and one daughter, Edna Lucille Gard, is also deceased.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Interment will be made in the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City.

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

Darke County Death – Rev. Oliver Hoffman

Greenville – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Greenville Methodist church for Rev. Oliver Perry Hoffman, 79, retired Methodist minister, whose death occurred Friday at his residence, 116 West Water street. Interment was at Abbottsville. Rev. Hoffman was active in the ministry for 41 years, his pastorates including West Livingston in New Jersey, and the following in Ohio: Ebenezer, Sevenmile, Hyde Park, Xenia, Delhi, Lima, Urbana, Toledo, Franklin, Lucasville, Belle Center, Bluffton and Ansonia.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Susia; a daughter, one grandchild, one sister and two brothers.

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

Darke County Death – Ira Poppaw

Castine – Ira Poppaw, 80, well known retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at the home of a son, R. H. Poppaw, southwest of Castine. Mr. Poppaw, a native and lifelong resident of the county, had been engaged in farming pursuits for over a half-century. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Greenville, with burial at Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Ethel Githens Succumbs Today Near Carlos

Ethel Christian Githens, 65, passed away at her home in Carlos at 8:30 a. m. today following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the husband, Arthur; one daughter, Helen Githens, at home; two sons, Paul of Mt. Vernon, O., and Thomas, of Henryetta, Okla.; four grandchildren; one brother, John Hodson, of Percy, Iowa.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 10 a. m. Wednesday until time for the services.

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

Darke County Death – Augusta Rismiller

Arcanum – Mrs. Augusta Rismiller, 65, wife of August Rismiller, retired Darke county farmer, died unexpectedly Monday night at her home 510 North street, from a heart attack. Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Ernest and Albert, both of Arcanum, route one, and Rev. Robert Rismiller, of San Francisco; six daughters, Mrs. Jesse Powers,s Dayton; Mrs. Esther Kuhlman, Versailles; Mrs. Clara Harter, Mrs. Dene Hemmerich, and Mrs. Sophia Ehlers, all of Arcanum, and Mrs. Regina Applegate, of Pitsburg; 15 grandchildren, one brother and a sister.

[Caroline Augusta Hupe-Rismiller was buried on March 21, 1947 in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Greenville Twp., Darke Co.]

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

Maudie Huffman Dies At Home Of Daughter Here

Maudie R. Huffman, 63, widow of the late David A. Huffman, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Poe, of Winchester, at 5:45 p. m. Tuesday following a lingering illness of practically two years.

Surviving besides the daughter is one grandchild; one brother, Carl Steed of Portland.

Final rites were conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Interment in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

Former Union City Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Gertrude Kennedy-Coulter, 76-year-old former resident of Union City, passed away Wednesday evening at her home in Indianapolis following an extended illness which was caused by a stroke.

A native of this city, she was the daughter of Patrick and Catherine Kennedy and attended the local St. Mary's parochial school. She had made her home in Indianapolis since the age of 22.

Survivors include her husband, D. A. Coulter; one daughter, Mary Catherine, at home; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Blottman, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late George P. Kennedy and Mrs. Mary Connelly of this city.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. at the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, with burial in a cemetery there.

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

Services Held Today For Ansonia Man

Services for James S. Fry, 79, well known Ansonia resident, who died Wednesday at the home of a son, Robert, in Dayton, were held this afternoon at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia.

Mr. Fry was employed by the Fisher and Oliver Furniture company of Ansonia until his health failed. He was previously engaged in farming pursuits.

[James Severe Fry was 73 years old at his death according to his Death Certificate. Interment was made in the Teegarden Cemetery, Brown Twp., Darke Co.]

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

Darke County Death – Ralph Shade

Arcanum – Ralph Shade, 36, of Arcanum, route three, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from burns sustained early Tuesday morning in a kerosene explosion at his farm home, one mile south of Ithaca. Survivors include his wife, Mary, two sons, Harvey and Bobbie, and a daughter, Nona, all at home, and seven brothers and sisters.

[According to his Death Certificate Ralph Henry Shade was buried at Covington, OH.]

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

County Native Dies In Portland; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Williamson funeral home in Portland for Charles F. Bragg, 74, a native of Randolph county who died at his home in Portland Sunday morning of a heart ailment. Rev. H. G. Perry will officiate, assisted by Ray McClung. Burial will be in Saratoga cemetery.

The deceased was born February2, 1873, in Randolph county, the son of Wesley and Mary (Miller) Bragg. He was married to Addie L. Craig, who preceded him in death in 1932. On July 4, 1941, he married Lillie M. Pratt, who survives. Mr. Bragg was a member of the Reform church at Boundry.

Surviving other than the widow, are two sons, Orval Bragg, at home, and Merl Bragg, of Piqua, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Bryan, of Portland; one brother, Theodore Bragg, of Winchester; four grandchildren; two step children, Ernest Whiteman, of near Saratoga, and Mrs. Mary Lehman, of Portland; and 11 step grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Final Rites For William Simpson Will Be Tuesday

Final rites for William (Billy) T. Simpson, a 79-year-old resident of Union City, who died Sunday at 5 a. m. at the Darke county home, near Greenville, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends man call at the funeral home at any time.

Mr. Simpson, who was a well-known resident, had been seriously ill for three weeks from a complication of diseases. He had been confined to the county home since January 20.

On August 4, 1867 he was born in Gallion, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Simpson. He came to Union City at the age of 12 and had always resided in the city with the exception of two years spent in Dayton. For 23 years Mr. Simpson had served as a brakeman on the D. and U. railroad. He had been retired for several years.

A former member of the Brotherhood Trainmen, he was prominently identified by the red flower he always wore in his lapel.

Among his only immediate survivors are a niece, Mrs. William Buckingham, and a nephew, Robert Cooper, both of Dayton.

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

Arthur Bosh, Ex-Farmland Merchant, Dies

Arthur Bosh, 62, retired Farmland hardware merchant, died at his home in Farmland at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, following an illness of more than a year.

He was a charter member of the Farmland Lions club.

Surviving are the widow, Neff; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Groves of Farmland; three sons, Harold and Weith, both of Farmland, and Wade, serving with the U. S. army, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Bosh of Farmland.

The body was taken to the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland. Funeral arrangements are awaiting word from the son in the army.

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

Darke County Death – Ray E. Reigle

Ansonia – Funeral services were held Monday at Greenville for Ray E. Reigle, 59-year-old Brown township farmer, who died Friday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. Burial was in Greenville cemetery. Mr. Reigle, who lived northeast of Ansonia, had spent his entire life in Darke county.

Surviving are his wife, Della; one son, Nelson; three brothers, Elmer, Arthur and John Reigle, all of near Ansonia, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Beam, of Hammond, Ind., and Mrs. Jennie Deer, Ansonia.

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

Hugh Botkin, 67, County Native Dies At Muncie

William Hugh Botkin, 67, native of Randolph county and former Delaware county commissioner, died at 11:55 p. m. Monday at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie, death following a short illness.

Mr. Botkin was retired from office in 1944 after serving a four-year-term. He was a Republican.

Survivors include the widow, Coe; one son, Eugene of Delaware county; three brothers, Dr. F. L. Botkin, Dr. V. V. Botkin, both of Muncie and Raymond C. Botkin, of Farmland; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Haynes of Farmland and Mrs. Orpha Pegg of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the Meeks mortuary, Muncie, at 1 p. m. Friday in charge of Rev. E. F. Daugherty, pastor of the Jackson Street Christian church. Burial will be in the Elm Ridge mausoleum. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Born in Randolph county the son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Botkin, Mr. Botkin moved in 1925 to a large farm five and a half miles south of Selma. He continued to maintain his home there.

From 1909 to 1923 he was a piano salesman and local manager of the Starr Piano company at Winchester and Portland, and of the Schmoler and Mueller company store in Minneapolis.

He was a member of the Delaware county Farm Bureau, the Elks and Masonic lodges, and the Jackson Street Christian church in Muncie.

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

Veteran Employe Of Railroad Dies In Union City

Raymond Alfred Kreider, a 60-year-old employe of the New York Central Railroad system, passed away this morning at 3:30 o'clock at his home, 333 Carter street, Union City, following a serious illness of two weeks.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born on November 22, 1886 in Darke county, the son of Oscar and Sarah Wickersham-Kreider. He attended the Lisbon school and had served the New York Central system for the past 30 years. Mr. Kreider had attended the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mayme Trine-Kreider; one sister, Mrs. Russell Burton, and one brother, James Kreider, both of Union City.

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

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

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

Jerry McIntyre, 52, Is Dead; Rites Thursday

Muncie, Ind., March 26 – Funeral services for Jerry R. McIntyre, 52, owner and operator of the White Star barber shop, who died suddenly Monday night, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary by Rev. Robert N. Jones.

Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the Mortuary.

Mr. McIntyre was a veteran of the first World war and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and of the Masonic lodge at Winchester.

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

Darke County Death – Mary Reck

Greenville – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Greenville for Mrs. Mary (Mattie) [Townsend] Reck, 84, who died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Tom Lamb, 857 Sweitzer street. Interment was in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery. Mrs. Reck was a lifelong resident of Darke county and leaves one other sister, Mrs. John Q. Landis, also of Greenville.

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

Prominent Winchester Woman, Tucy Keller, Dies In Indianapolis

Tucy Lethyl Keller, 65, a prominent Winchester woman who resided at 613 West Washington street, died in an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, following an illness of two months.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Max (Gertrude) Albrecht of Indianapolis; one granddaughter; one half brother, Todd Downing, and one half sister, Mrs. James Cooper, both of Delver [?], Ohio.

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

Extended Illness Proves Fatal To Dora V. Teeter

Mrs. Dora V. Teeter, 66, of 704 North Union street, Union City, died Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock in City hospital, following an extended illness. In a serious condition for the past two weeks, she had undergone a major operation a week ago.

A lifetime resident of the Union City community, Mrs. Teeter was born on December 19, 1881, in Darke county, the daughter of Charles F. and Sarah A. (Lambert) Dill. She attended the West Side high school and was married to Curtis Teeter in Union City on January 2, 1898.

Besides the husband, her survivors include a son, Charles E. Teeter of Richmond, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical United Brethren church of which she was a member, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

John A. Powers, 60, Claimed By Death In Winchester Hospital

Dunkirk, Ind., March 27 – John A. Powers, 60, of Dunkirk, route 2, died early yesterday morning at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester after a short illness.

Employed by the Producers' Live stock association in Muncie for 14 years, Mr. Powers is survived by the widow, Flossie; a son, George, both at home; a sister, Mrs. L. E. Bond of Washington township, and one brother Paul Powers of Gaston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Gaston Methodist church, with burial to be in Elizabethtown cemetery.

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

Frank Brown Dies At Fort Wayne; Rites At Deerfield

Funeral services for Frank Brown, who died Tuesday morning at Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church.

The deceased's wife, Bessie (Wright) Brown, is a sister of Mrs. Addie Barrett of Deerfield. Surviving, other that the wife, are a daughter, Frances Harvey of Fort Wayne, one grandson, one sister and one brother of Muncie.

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

Darke County Death – Mrs. Elizabeth Gary

New Madison – Mrs. Elizabeth [Shepherd] Gary, 83, of near New Madison, died Tuesday in Greenville. Surviving are her husband, Vincent; two sons, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Final rites will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) in the Spiritualist church in Greenville. Burial will be in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Thelma Jane Haag

Greenville – Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Haag, 715 East Main street, are mourning the death of an infant daughter, Thelma Jane, which occurred Monday at Wayne hospital. Services were held Wednesday at Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery.

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

Retired Farmer Dies Thursday In Ridgeville

William Monroe Kabel, 70, retired farmer, died Thursday at the home of his son, Leland, in Ridgeville. He moved to his son's home from his farm near Unionport a month ago.

He is survived by the widow, Dora May; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Whiteneck and Mrs. Mary Catherine Fisher, both of Muncie; six sons, Leland, Leo and Wilbur, both of New Paris, O., John of Muncie, and Francis and Earl, both of Richmond; six grandchildren; two brothers, George and John both of Farmland; and one sister, Mrs. Cora McNees, also of Farmland.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville and will be returned to the home of Leland Kabel where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Buena Vista church, Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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

Ex-Ridgeville Resident Dies In Indianapolis

Ernest E. Williams, 60, formerly of Ridgeville, died Thursday at the veterans' hospital at Fort Harrison, after a brief illness.

A veteran of the first World War, Mr. Williams was a member of the Portland post of the American Legion and the VFW. He had lived in Portland for the past 10 years and followed the occupation of carpenter.

His mother, Mrs. Martha Williams, two sisters, Mrs. Lela Seyler of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Alta Cober of near Salamonia; and three brothers, Jacob of Dayton, Dale of Union City, and Darrell of Summittville, survive.

The body will be taken to the Middle ton mortuary in Ridgeville tonight and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Sister Of Randolph County Woman Dies At Portland

Portland, Ind., March 28 – Mrs. Belle Reynard, 79, died at her home in Salamonia at 3:45 Thursday morning after a ten days illness.

Mrs. Reynard was born in Henry county on February 7, 1868, the daughter of James and Barbara (Heffner) Sneed.

On June 11, 1887, she was married to Harvey Reynard who died October 7, 1931.

The deceased is survived by the following children; Clyde of Portland, Alva of Hartford City, Mrs. Clay Meyers of Rose Hill, and Mrs. Mary Harry, who resided with her mother at Salamonia.

Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Jeffry of Winchester and Mrs. Loretta Retz of Farmland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in Little Salamonia cemetery.

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

Charles W. Chalfant Dies At Portland; Burial At Hopewell

Portland, Ind., March 28 – A brief illness proved fatal to Charles W. Chalfant, 79, of College Corner, who died Wednesday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Lloyd Calhoun, on West Seventh street road. Mr. Chalfant was stricken two weeks ago.

He was a widely known retired carpenter and had engaged in his business in Delaware and Randolph counties for many years.

The deceased was born on January 9, 1868, the son of George and Esther (Hutchings) Chalfant.

He was first married to Anna Hollowell, who preceded him in death and later to Minnie Force Bechdolt, who died December 7, 1944.

He is survived by one brother, William, and a half sister, Mrs. Anna Parks, both of New Burlington.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Baird chapel, Rev Otto Hollowell officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery near Farmland.

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

Mother Of Winchester Man Is Claimed By Death At Redkey

Redkey, Ind., March 27 – Mrs. Ella D. Brown Silvers, 78, died yesterday afternoon at her home here, after an illness of eighteen months. She is survived by the husband, Osborne; one son, Leonard Nute of Winchester; four sister, Mrs. John Wilson of Redkey, Mrs. Mona Shrack of Montana, Mrs. Nettie Blackburn of near South Bend, and Mrs. Emma Seidner of Bellevue, O.; and four brothers, John Morris of Dunkirk, and Homer Morris, of Chicago. [Missing two brothers]

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at the Buck Creek Church of the Brethren near Blountsville. Burial will be in the Mooreland cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Joseph Lindemuth

Greenville – Joseph Lindemuth, 90-year-old Greenville resident, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital from head injuries and shock sustained Monday evening when he was struck by an auto. His death was the sixth traffic fatality in Darke county this year. Lindemuth is said to have walked directly into the path of a car driven by Elvin Rockhill of Richmond, Ind. Rockhill was not held by the police.

Several nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives of Mr. Lindemuth. Rites were held Friday in Greenville, with burial in Dininger cemetery, near this city.

[Given name might be Josiah.]

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

Darke County Death – Frank Hildebrand

Greenville – Frank W. (Chille) Hildebrand, 63, retired Greenville grocer and produce dealer, died at Wayne hospital Wednesday. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ethel; one son, John, Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. John Abbott and Geraldine, both of here; one grandchild, a brother and one sister. Services were hele Friday morning in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death – Charles H. Mikesell

New Madison – Charles H. Mikesell, 73, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home here. His survivors include his wife, Della; one son, Harry, Darke county auditor, and one daughter, Mrs. D. L. Snow, of Knightstown, Ind. Services will be held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday.

[Interment was made in Greenmound Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Darke Co., OH]

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

Darke County Death – Mrs. Flora Lutz

Greenville – Mrs. Flora Lutz, 74, mother of Russell J. Lutz, superintendent of Monroe township centralized schools, died Tuesday at her farm home near Pitsburg. Rites were held Thursday at Pitsburg, with burial in Mote cemetery. Besides the son, she leaves her husband, William, and one daughter, Mrs. William Puterbaugh, of West Milton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 29, 1947

B. H. Pickett Dies Suddenly Near Union City

Benjamin H. Pickett, 57-year-old former businessman of Union City, died suddenly Friday evening at 9:30 o'clock at his home near New Weston, northeast of Union City.

Born south of Winchester on July 9, 1989, he was the son of Edmund and Emma North-Pickett. At an early age he left Randolph county to make his home in Pulaski county, Tenn. He returned to Randolph county at the age of 16 and resided near Winchester until his marriage to Edna Study in 1910 at Scottsburg, Ind. The remainder of his life was spent in the Union City community.

Mr. Pickett was actively engaged in farming until 15 years ago when he went into the wallpaper business and then operated a store in combination with the old Schneider's Jewelry shop on North Columbia street. Later he purchased the jewelry store and operated it until six months ago when he sold the business to his son-in-law, Leroy Teegarden, and purchased a farm near New Weston.

Mr. Pickett attended the Evangelical United Brethren church and was a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Besides the wife, he is survived by four sons, Harold and Forrest, both of Union City; T-5 Paul Pickett, now enroute from Japan, and Robert, of East McKeesport, Pa.; four daughters, Mary Pickett, at home; Mrs. Robert Ungericht, Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Leroy Teegarden, Union City, and Mrs. Floyd Schmidt, Greenville; four grandchildren, and six brothers, Orval and William Pickett, both of Winchester; Fred, of Greenville; Frank, of near Salamonia; John, of Deerfield, and Walter, of Cumberland, Md. Three sisters are deceased.

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

Last rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be made in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 31, 1947

F. H. Bradburn Is Dead At 28; Rites Tuesday

Funeral arrangements are completed for Frederick Harold Bradburn, 28, of 422 North Meridian street, Winchester, formerly of Union City, who died Saturday at 5:47 p. m. at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond after a 10-days serious illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health for the last year.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Church of God, 109 North street, Union City, with Rev. W. W. Pirkle in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Mr. Bradburn, was born in Randolph county on July 27, 1918, son of Isaac and Emma Stone-Bradburn. He was reared and educated in the Winchester community and married to Cora Freeman on July 30, 1946 in Georgia. He resided north of Union City until a year ago when he made his home in Winchester and was employed in Richmond.

Besides the wife, he leaves one son, Billy; the father, Isaac, Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Bragg and Mrs. Baker Johnson, both of Union City; five brothers, John, Cliff and Orval, of Winchester; Jesse, of Petersburg, Va., and Raymond, of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Church of God.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 31, 1947

I. M. Borror Dies Suddenly Near Winchester

Isaac Martin Borror, 83, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home six miles northwest of Winchester.

Surviving are four daughter, Mrs. Lydia Gray of Dunkirk, Mrs. Rosie Sowble of West Manchester, O., Mrs. Esta Gordon of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Goldie Falls of Winchester; two sons, Millard of Flushing, N. Y., and Ollie of near Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Mull, Mrs. Rilla Green and Mrs. Minnie Dull, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and four brothers, Arthur of Clarksburg, W. Va., Ed of Indianapolis, Clarence of Farmland, and Newton of Muncie.

Funeral services for Mr. Borror will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the New Dayton church with Rev. George Addington in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the son, Ollie, one-fourth mile west of Winchester, at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 31, 1947

Mother Of Local Residents Dies At Son's Home

Mrs. Judy Pitman, 75, a resident of Somerset, Ky., died at 7 o'clock Sunday night at the home of her son, Arthur, southeast of Winchester. She had been ill five weeks.

Surviving are six sons, Luther, Gater and Virgil, all of Liberty, Ky., Albert of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Arnold of Saratoga, and Arthur of Winchester; and two daughters, Mrs. Verdi Minton and Mrs. Vida Minton of Somerset.

Mrs. Pitman was a member of the Baptist church at Cedar Point, Ky.

The body has been returned to Somerset where funeral services and burial will be conducted Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 31, 1947

Winchester Man Dies At Hospital In Indianapolis

George A. Turgi, 46, a veteran of World War I, passed away at 1:55 a. m. Saturday at Billings General hospital in Indianapolis, following an illness of two years.

The deceased resided on Winchester route one, four miles west of the city. He was born at Alexandria, Ind., on October 27, 1900, the son of William and Elizabeth (Loncolnbaugh) Turgi. His occupation was that of dye sinking and for several years he lived in Muncie and South Bend.

Mr. Turgi was a member of the Farmland American Legion post and the Catholic church.

Surviving are the widow, Bessie Stump Turgi; two sisters, Dr. Mary Turgi of South Bend, and Mrs. Scott Trimble of Alexandria; two brothers, Harry of New Castle, and Dr. John of Elkhart.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Former Lightsville Woman Passes Away; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Estell Gorsuch, 53, operator of a beauty parlor in Greenville for over 15 years, who died unexpectedly Sunday at her residence in that city, will be held Wednesday a 2 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Mark Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gorsuch was born and reared at Lightsville and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William Peters.

She leaves one son, Ben, of Mansfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Fisher, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Ronald Hughes, Greenville; seven grandchildren; one sister and four brothers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

County Native Dies At Connersville; Rites Are Wednesday

Connersville, Ind., April 1 – John H. White, 60 years old, 2033 Vermont avenue, died Monday. Born at Maxville, Ind, near Farmland, Mt. White came to Connersville in 1935. For the past two years he was employed at the Mecca Cigar store in Connersville.

Surviving are the widow, Verla; one son, Howard, and one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Moyer, both of Union City, Ind.; three stepsons, Joseph, Eugene and Walter Siefert, all of Connersville; his mother, Mrs. Ella Manor of Maxville, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. White will be held at 2 p. m. on Wednesday at the Myers funeral home where friends may call. Rev Ray Montgomery will officiate. The body will be removed to the mother's home in Maxville where further services will be held on Friday. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Darke County Death – Mary Dunham

Greenville – Mrs. Mary Catherine Dunham, widow of Col. John H. Dunham, Greenville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Warner, in Dayton. She had spent the major part of her life in Darke county and was a lifelong member of the Woodington Christian church. Services were held at the Woodington church Monday afternoon, with Burial in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

[She was 83 years old at death and her maiden name was Mendenhall]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Darke County Death – Henry Rehmert

Greenville – Henry W. Rehmert, 69, well-known Greenville township farmer, died Thursday night at his home five miles northeast of here. He had resided in the Greenville vicinity for the past 31 years. Rites were held Monday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Darke County Death – Mrs. Luella Boyer

Greenville – Mrs. Luella Boyer, 80, widow of John C. Boyer, died Friday at her farm residence, five miles northeast of here, following an extended illness. She was a native of Darke county and had spent the major part of her life in the Stelvideo vicinity. She leaves one son, Claude, at home. Services were held Monday in Greenville with burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 1, 1947

Darke County Death – Mary Jane Goubeaux

Versailles – Mrs. Mary Jane Goubeaux, 85, widow of Joseph Goubeaux, died Saturday in Versailles. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Straker, Greenville, and Ursula and Ruth at home, and two sons, Eugene of Versailles and Lawrence of Detroit. Rites were held this morning at St. Dennis church with burial in the Delvin cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 2, 1947

John Armstrong, Retired Farmer, Passes Away

John Armstrong, an 81-year-old retired farmer, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his residence, 305 North street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past six months.

Mr. Armstrong was born in Liberty, Ind., on August 8, 1865, son of Morton B. and Mary E. Brown-Armstrong. Following his education at Liberty, Mr. Armstrong came to Darke county at the age of 17 and became actively engaged in farming pursuits. On October 7, 1886 he was married to Acha Hart, who passed away in 1938. In 1940 he was united in marriage with Tina Burkett in Union City, and they moved from Jackson, Ohio, township five years ago to make their home in the city. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Besides the wife he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mae Clark, Dayton; Mrs. Thaddeus Anderson, Franklin, Ohio, and Mrs. R. A. Bennett, Union City; two sons, Clyde and Harry B. Armstrong, both of Union City; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Morton and Clinton Armstrong, both of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Ullery, also Union City. One son, Charles R. Armstrong, and three brothers are deceased.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after Thursday noon.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren in Union City with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 3, 1947

Oda B. Bishop Dies Following Heart Attack

Mrs. Oda Belle Bishop, 62, wife of John Bishop of Ridgeville, passed away at her home at midnight following a heart attack yesterday morning.

Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Cleo Miller of Dunkirk, Mrs. Ethel Fields of Saratoga, Mrs. Pauline Wilt of Portland, and Dene at home; two sons, Gerald of Muncie and Sherman of near Ridgeville; to stepchildren, Mrs. Gerald Fields of Saratoga and Mrs. Hazel Parks of Los Angeles, Cal.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. in the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley. Interment in the Antioch cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 3, 1947

Infant Reynolds Dies In Richmond Hospital; Services Are Friday

Funeral services for Edward Leon Reynolds, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reynolds of Winchester, who died at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond at 6 p. m. Wednesday, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Summers funeral chapel in Winchester. Rev. Elvin Thornburg will officiate and burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents are four brothers, Walter Thomas, John Alfred, William Harold and Robert; six sisters, Coleen, Mary Frances, Elizabeth, Linda Hazel and Peggy; the paternal grandfather, William Reynolds of Winchester; and the maternal grandfather, Harvey Cash, of near Union City.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 3, 1947

John Garringer Dies At Home Near Ridgeville

John B. Garringer, 61, of near Ridgeville, passed away at his home at 12:30 a. m. today.

He leaves the widow, Lottie; one son, Byron W. Garringer; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Clevenger of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Robert Rohlsing of Dunkirk.

Final rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Hopewell church in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland after 6 p. m. today until time of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 5, 1947

William White Is Dead At 39; Funeral Sunday

William R. White, 39, of Winchester, died Thursday in a Richmond hospital, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two children, Jame and Carolyn, both of Winchester; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore White of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Ermal Webb, and one brother, Ronald, both of near Winchester.

The body was returned to the Summers funeral home for burial and will be removed to the residence of the father, seven miles southwest of Winchester, where friends may call after 1 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services will e held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Huntsville church in charge of Rev. C. J. Kerlin. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 5, 1947

Etta Ward Dies In Richmond Hospital Today

Mrs. Etta Ward, 66, of 407 South East street, wife of William G. Ward, died yesterday in a Richmond hospital.

Surviving, other than the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Fields of Saratoga and Mrs. Joseph Stump of Fort Recovery, O.; four sons, Harold and Kenneth of Winchester, Lee of Los Angeles, Cal., and Lester Davis of Farmland; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Hayes of Indianapolis and Mrs. Myrtle Martin of Illinois.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 5, 1947

Darke County Death – Mrs. Jennie Steinmetz

Arcanum – Mrs. Jennie Steinmetz, 87, one of Arcanum's most active women in civic affairs, died Monday night at her home. Surviving are a daughter, two sons and a half-sister. Rites were held Thursday afternoon at Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 5, 1947

Darke County Death – William Wolfe

Versailles – William Wolfe, 66, Versailles, died Wednesday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness. Rites were held Saturday at Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 5, 1947

Darke County Death – Cleo Wandle

Arcanum – Cleo Wandle, 46, well known Butler township farmer, died suddenly Thursday at his home, five miles west of here, following a heart attack. A lifelong resident of Darke county, he leaves his wife, Bessie; one brother, and six sisters. Services were held this afternoon at Pitsburg, with burial in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 7, 1947

Former Lisbon Man Is Claimed By Death

Belated word has disclosed the death of Fred W. Christie, 72, a native of near New Lisbon, northwest of Union City, which occurred March 28 at his home east of Bradley, Mich., after a four-month illness.

Mr. Christie, a former resident of Redkey and Dunkirk, had made his home in Grand Rapids, Mich., before moving to a farm near Bradley a few months ago.

His wife is the former Bertha Overla of near Union City, who survives with two daughters and two sons. A brother, Alva, resides at Lisbon.

Services were held April 1 in Wayland, with burial in the Elmwood cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 7, 1947

Darke County Persons Killed In Auto Crash

Arcanum – Two persons were killed and two others were injured Saturday night in an automobile accident about four miles north of here. The injured persons are in Wayne hospital, Greenville, under observation.

The dead were Mrs. Ferol McFadden, 52-year-old postmistress of Castine, Ohio, and Mrs. Ethel Payne, 64, of Hollansburg. Bonnie Ireland, Cleveland, and James Payne suffered cuts and bruises. Their condition was reported as “good” by hospital authorities.

Ohio state police said the report disclosed that Norman McFadden, driver of the auto, failed to obey a stop sign at an intersection of U. S. 127. McFadden was not believed to be injured. Mrs. Ireland was the driver of the auto struck by McFadden.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 7, 1947

Sullenberger Rites Will Be Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Sullenberger, 80, widow of Elmer Sullenberger, who died Saturday afternoon at her home six miles southeast of Union City on route three, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the residence with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Her death was caused from the effects of a heart attack which she suffered after a seen weeks' illness.

Mrs. Sullenberger was born on December 12, 18666 in St. Marys, Ohio daughter of Charles and Ellen Young-Hauk. Following her education in Piqua, O., she came to the Union City community 55 years ago.

She and her husband recently celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Methodist church in Union City.

Besides the husband, the survivors include one son, Louis, Union City, route three; four daughters, Mrs. Alice [Clinton] Smith, of Salamonia; Mrs. Margaret [Clarence] Yoder, Union City, route four; Mrs. Florence [Adrian] Lewis, Union City, route three, and Mrs. Edna [Franklin] Bickel, Union City; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Hauk, Union City, route three, and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Berry, who resides in California; Mrs. Ida B. Smith, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Carrie Poe, of Arizona. One son, Forrest is deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 7, 1947

Love Funeral Will Be Tuesday At Buena Vista

Hartford City, Ind., April 7 – Richmond Thornburg Love, 80, a retired farmer and a resident of Blackford county since 1909, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Stafford, residing one mile west and one mile south of Trenton. Mr. Love was a native of Randolph county.

The body was taken to the H. T. Walker funeral home at Montpelier and returned to the Stafford home Sunday to remain until the funeral time.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Buena Vista church southeast of Farmland, with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Boyd Skinner officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Surviving are the following children: Henry Love, of Delaware county; Mrs. Edna Stafford, Mrs. Flossie Tucker, of Winchester; Harry Love, of Hartford City; Guy Love, Marion Love and Raymond Love, of Montpelier. Two daughters are deceased. Mrs. Alice Wigmore of Winchester, is a sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 7, 1947

Darke County Death – Mrs. Wilma Miller

Greenville – Mrs. Wilma Lee Miller, 50, wife of Grover Miller, well known Darke county seed corn producer, died Thursday night at her home, three and one-half miles southwest of Greenville Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, James J. and Russ J. Miller, both of Greenville, route three; two daughters, Mrs. Ireta L. Beard, also Greenville, route three, and Mrs. Betty Esther Puterbaugh, Versailles, route two; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Edna L. Ross, of Hollansburg, and a sister.

Services were held Sunday at Greenville. Burial was in Greenmound cemetery at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 9, 1947

Sister Of Lynn Man Dies In Indianapolis; Funeral In Ohio

Miss Mae Woods, 67, died Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lorena Cromley in Indianapolis. She was a former resident of Palestine, Ohio.

Graveside services for Miss Woods will be held at the Palestine Ohio, cemetery at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday.

Other survivors are three brothers, Jesse Woods of Lynn, Oscar Woods of Indianapolis, and James Woods of Dayton, Ohio

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 9, 1947

Darke County Death – Susannah Wolfe

Arcanum – Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Susannah May [Cool] Wolfe, 75, who died Saturday evening at the home of a son, Melvin Wolfe, on Arcanum, route two. Burial was in Mote cemetery. Mrs. Wolfe had spent the major part of her life in the Painter Creek vicinity.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 9, 1947

Darke County Death – Arthur W. Fair

Gettysburg – Arthur W. Fair, 77, retired Gettysburg banker, died Sunday night at his home after a two-weeks illness from pneumonia. Mr. Fair, a lifelong resident of Darke county, served as cashier of the old Gettysburg National Bank for 36 years. Earlier he had taught school in rural districts near Gettysburg for a period of 12 years. Nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives. Services were held Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 10, 1947

Darke County Death – Rosa Thiebeau

Versailles- Mrs. Rosa E. [Horning] Thiebeau, 69, a lifelong resident of Wayne township, died Monday at her home. Services were held Thursday morning at St. Dennis Catholic church, Versailles. Burial was in Holy Family cemetery at Frenchtown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 10, 1947

Darke County Death – Kerry Longfellow

Greenville – Kerry Robert Longfellow, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Longfellow, Jr., Greenville, route one, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital. Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Altick, Greenville, route one, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Longfellow, Ansonia. Rites were held Thursday afternoon in Greenville with burial in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 11, 1947

Charles Bruss Succumbs Today In Union City

Charles Bruss, 72-year-old retired farmer and carpenter, passed away this morning at 2:25 o'clock at his home, 840 West Division street, Union City, following two years of failing health.

Born on October 8, 1874 in Butler township, Darke county, he was the son of John Henry and Catherine Bowman-Bruss. He came to the Union City community in 1881 and was educated in Wayne township schools. In 1899 he was married to Sadie Slife in Wayne township and for many years was active as a carpenter and farmer. Mr. Bruss was a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Besides the wife, he leaves two sons, Frank, of Detroit, and Everett, of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Stump, Union City, and one brother, James Bruss of Indianapolis. One son and a daughter are deceased.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City and no burial arrangements were to be made pending word from the son who resides in Detroit.

[Funeral services were conducted on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 12, 1947

Greenville Barber Stricken Suddenly

Clarence Hufnagle, 43-year-old barber, died very unexpectedly at 3:15 p. m. Thursday from the effects of a coronary thrombosis.

Mr. Hufnagle was stricken ill while visiting a farm, two miles southwest of West Milton, which he had recently purchased and died while being taken to the office of a physician in West Milton. The cause of death was pronounced by the Miami county coroner's office.

A native of Greenville, Mr. Hufnagle started in the barbering business when he was but 13 years old and for twenty-seven years operated a shop on South Broadway. For the past two years his shop has been connected with his residence at 800 Spring street.

He leaves his wife, Evaleen; his father, Frank Hufnagle, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. May Robinson, Pontiac, Michigan; and five brothers, Ernest Hufnagle, captain of the Greenville police force; Raymond and Oscar, also of that city; Franklin, of West Milton, and Herschel, of Piqua.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with the Rev. H. V. Loucks officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 12, 1947

Charles Hakes, Former Manager of Herald, Dies

Charles E. Hakes, 76, former manager of the old Winchester Herald, died late Thursday night at the International Typographical Union Printers home at Colorado Springs, it was learned here today.

Mr. Hakes, a former owner of the Delaware Printing company and one of Muncie's best known job printers, had gone to the home six weeks ago.

His body will be brought to the Mungovan and Sons mortuary at Fort Wayne, where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be made in Greenlawn Memorial cemetery at Fort Wayne. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Staley of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren, Don E. Staley and Mrs. Harold Guillot.

Mr. Hakes was a long time member of the Muncie Typographical Union. He went to Muncie from Winchester in 1911 and a short time later bought the job printing shop, which was then located in the 100 block on South Elm street.

During his residence in Winchester, he was employed at the Winchester Herald, of which he later became the manager. He was always active as a member of the Sons of Union Veterans, in which he gained state prominence. He was color bearer in the parade that featured the state encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, when it was held in Muncie a few years ago.

His health failed about three years ago and little more than a year ago he sold his print shop.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 12, 1947

C. O. Rowland, 65, Portland Realtor, Dies In Hospital

Portland, Ind., April 12 – C. Omer Rowland, 65, prominent Portland business and former postmaster, died yesterday morning in the jay county hospital. He had been ill of heart disease for several weeks.

Mr. Rowland served as Portland postmaster from 1928 to 1932 and served as Jay county Republican chairman from 1932 to 1934. He was a member of the Jay county election commission at the time of his death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baird mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 14, 1947

Susan A. Woten Dies At Parker; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Susan Annette Woten, 81, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Van Matre, in Parker Sunday at 4 p. m. after several years of failing health.

Born in North Salem May 25, 1865, she was the daughter of Genis and Mary Ellen Kemp-Lindley. She was educated at the old No. 1 school at North Salem and was married to William H. Woten in 1888.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Sam Spencer, of Union City; Mrs. David Mott, of Muncie, and Mrs. Van Matre, of Parker; nine grandchildren; nine great=grandchildren; two brothers, William and E. C. Lindley, both of Muncie, and one sister, Mrs. John Schlechty, of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Van Matre on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Union cemetery south of Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 14, 1947

Mother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Catherine Poffinberger, 79, died Saturday at the home of her son, Henry Poffenberger, route four, Eaton, Ohio. She ws the mother of Mrs. Lillie Jeanes, Union City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m (EST) at the Grace Lutheran church in Eaton in charge of Rev. William J. Zoltner. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 14, 1947

Della Jackson Dies Sunday In Union City

Mrs. Della (McCullum) Jackson, 62, widow of the late George Jackson, passed away at 3:45 p. m. Sunday at the home of her son, Donald, in Union City.

Surviving besides the son are one daughter, Mrs. Harry McFarren, of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Thornhill of Winchester, and Mrs. Howard Reeves of Muncie; two brothers, John, Ben, Adlum and Jim McCullum, all of Winchester; three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Sommers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation, where final rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 P. M. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 14, 1947

Darke County Death – Florence Eshelman

Arcanum – Mrs. Florence Doupe Eshelman, 76, widow of Rev. David Eshelman, well known United Brethren minister, died Thursday at her home in Arcanum. Surviving are two sons, Paul O. of Franklin, and Robert, Arcanum; two grandchildren, and a brother. Services were held Monday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 15, 1947

Services Are Held For Gettinger Infant

Services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home for Raymon Lyle Gettinger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Mae Louise Elwell-Gettinger, 329 North Plum street, Union City, who died at the local hospital at 3:40 a. m. Monday, six hours after birth. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiated, with burial in the city cemetery.

Besides the parents, he leaves one sister, Marcia Jo, and one brother, Richard Allen, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Elwell, Union City; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Minnie Gettinger, Union City, and Harry Gettinger, Muncie, and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Elwell, of Marion, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 19, 1947

Former Resident Is Claimed By Death

Word received in Union City has disclosed the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Urban, formerly of this community, which occurred at her home, 129 Hershey street, Dayton, Friday evening following a heart attack.

A native of three miles east of Hillgrove, she was the former Miss Margaret Robinson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. (EST) at the Sacred Heart church in Dayton. No other details were disclosed.

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Union City Times-Gazette,Saturday, April 19, 1947

Aged Resident Of Union City Succumbs Today

Mrs. Ollie Jaqua, 76, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home, 120 Franklin street, following a serious illness since last November.

She was born October 10, 1870 in South Salem, and was educated in the schools near her home. Her husband was the late Carl Jaqua, whom she married in Portland during 1925. Mrs. Jaqua was a member of the Christian church in Union City.

Her only immediate survivors is a son, Morton H. Woodbury, of Los Angeles, Calif.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette,Saturday, April 19, 1947

Brother Of Saratoga Woman Passes Away

Services were held this afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Routzohn funeral home in Covington, Ohio, for William F. Gephart, 73, who died Wednesday night at his home in Bradford, Ohio. Burial was in Highland cemetery.

Mr. Gephart leaves a wife, Elizabeth; one son, Herbert, of Bradford; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. L. A. Robertson, Saratoga, and Mrs. C. M. Carter, Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette,Saturday, April 19, 1947

Harold Brinkley, 49, Native Of Farmland, Is Dead At Richmond

Richmond, Ind., April 19 – Harold H. Brinkley, 49 years old, local post office employee and former postmaster at Fountain City, died early Friday. He resided at 820 West Main street.

Mr. Brinkley was appointed postmaster at Fountain City in 1920 and served there 10 years, resigning to accept a position in the Richmond office, Feb 3, 1930. He was made window clerk at Richmond in February, 1942 and was transferred to the West Friends post office when it opened late last year.

Fred B. Bickett, postmaster, in speaking of Mr. Brinkley said, “He had all the essential qualifications of an outstanding window clerk. He was efficient and well mannered. The post office has suffered a real loss with the passing of Mr. Brinkley, like the loss of Fred C. Stauber, who recently was taken by death”

Mr. Brinkley had resided in Richmond 12 years. He was born in Farmland, the son of Raymond and Louise Brinkley. He was a member of the First Friends church, the Fountain City Masonic lodge of which he was a past master and the Fountain City Order of Eastern Star. He also had served as past patron of that organization. He was a veteran of World War I.

He leaves the widow, Mrs. Blanche Brinkley; one son, Mardell; four brothers, Omer of Williamsburg; Lawrence of near Farmland; Clarence and Herbert of Fountain City; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Brinkley will be held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the Jones and Placke funeral home in charge of Rev. Norval Webb. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery, Fountain City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 21, 1947

Final Rites For Charles Ebeling Will Be Tuesday

Final rites for Charles Ebeling, 73-year-old building contractor, who died suddenly Saturday at 11:30 p. m. at his home, 731 North Plum street, Union City, following a heart attack, will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will be in charge. Burial will be made at Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mr. Ebeling, who suffered from a heart ailment, had been ill since last November.

He was born in Darke county on August 1, 1873, son of George and Elizabeth Arthur-Ebeling. He came to Randolph county in 1881 and was educated in the old No. 11 school. In 1900 he was married to Nettie M. Frazier, who preceded him in death in 1937. On September 25, 1938 he was united in marriage to Alma Buckingham.

Mr. Ebeling was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ and formerly belonged to the Bartonia Knights of Golden Eagle.

Besides the wife, survivors include two grandchildren, Mrs. William C. Corbin, Jr., and Mrs. Robert Eller, both of Union City; one great-grandchild; one brother, George Ebeling, Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Charles McMiller, Woodington, O. An infant son and a daughter, Mrs. Edna Brandon, an infant brother, and another brother, William Ebeling, all preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 22, 1947

Infant Daughter Is Stillborn At Hospital

Donna Jean Hockensmith, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Irene (Harshman) Hockensmith, 315 Market street, Union City, was stillborn at the local hosital this morning at 9:30.

Besides the parents the survivors include the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Harshman, Union City, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lola Neargarden, of near the city.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Place of burial was not decided late this morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 22, 1947

Taylor Cope Is Killed In Winchester – Car Is Dragged Five Blocks By Fast Freight

Four Randolph countians have died so far this year as the result of automobile accidents.

Death no. 4 came last night about 6:30 o'clock when Taylor Cope, 69, who lived seven miles northwest of Winchester, was killed.

His car, a 1937 Ford, was struck by a Big Four eastbound fast freight at the Winchester Jackson street crossing and carried five block into town.

Mr. Cope, alone in the car, was killed instantly and his body torn to shreds.

The body today was at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangements await word from children in California and the Philippine islands.

Mr. Cope was headed north into Winchester and apparently did not see or hear the approaching train, according to investigating police Pleasant Fraze and A. J. Davis.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, not immediately contacted last night, said today that upon his arrival at the wreckage he was told the fireman of the train saw Mr. Cope drive on to the tracks, The freight engine struck the Ford squarely in the middle, Mr. Cope's body being thrown from the car, dragged several feet and then run over.

Parts of his body were found along the tracks from Jackson to North West street.

The body was taken to the Diggs and Fraze funeral home and moved to the Maynard and Walker mortuary this morning.

There is no flasher or gate at the Jackson street crossing by the Winchester Stockyard and the watchman went off duty at 6 p. m., the accident occurring about a half hour later.

Charles Armstrong of Indianapolis was the engineer and H. W. Niswonger of Ansonia, Ohio, was conductor of the freight.

The automobile engine was removed from the freight engine at North East street.

In the car at the time of the accident were at least two rabbits, one of which was killed. The other escaped uninjured.

Mr. Cope was born January 12, 1878 in DeKalb county, Tenn., the son of Herd and Elizabeth (Winstead) Cope. He came to Indiana and lived in Delaware county in 1925, coming in 1932 to Randolph county where he had lived on the same farm.

Surviving are the wife, Nettie L. Cope; four sons, Greston of San Diego, Cal., and Dallas of Swarthmore, Pa.; one daughter, Lucille at home; two stepsons, Marvin Pinegar of Mooreland and Haskell Pinegar of San Diego; one stepdaughter, Lillie Dean, two brothers, Ambrose and Elijah Cope, and three sisters, Fannie Haffner, Cora Cope and Roshie Dean, all of Tennessee, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Olive Branch church with Rev. George Addington in charge. Burial will be in Elm Ridge cemetery, Muncie.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 23, 1947

Baker Funeral Thursday At Parker Church

Funeral services for William E. Baker, 76, widely know furniture dealer and president of the Parker Banking company, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Parker Methodist church by Rev. E. B. Megenity. Entombment will be in the Elm Ridge mausoleum at Muncie.

Mr. Baker died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning in the Randolph County hospital, Winchester. He had been in ill health for the past year but had been in the hospital only since Friday.

Mr. Baker was a native of Ohio and went to Parker to establish the Baker Furniture company in 1898. Until a few years ago he operated a mortuary in connection with that firm.

He founded the Baker Furniture store in Muncie in 1930 and was active in the management of both stores at the time of his death. The Winchester store closed yesterday and will not reopen for business until after the funeral.

Surviving are the widow, Adda; two daughter, Mrs. Charles Snyder of Muncie and Mrs. Mildred Russell of Parker; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Fridine of Brookville and Mrs. Ella Reiling of Greenville, O., and one grandson.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago.

The body was removed from the Perry funeral home in Parker to the residence where friends may call. The body will lie in state for two hours prior to the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 23, 1947

Ernest Bolinger Commits Suicide At Farmland

Ernest C. Bolinger, 58, manager of the Standard Oil bulk plant in Farmland, committed suicide by hanging himself at the plant around 7:20 o'clock this morning. The body was found around 9 a. m. by Robert Stevens, who had stopped to place an order for oil. Further details could not be learned immediately.

Surviving are the wife, Inez; one son, Charles of New Castle; and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hudson and Mrs. Delores Smith, both of Indianapolis.

The body has been removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 23, 1947

Darke County Death – Virgil Bankson

Greenville – Virgil Bankson, 59, well known Darke county farmer, died Saturday night at Wayne hospital. Mr. Bankson, who resided near Arcanum at the time of death, had spent the major part of his life in the Greenville vicinity, and for 12 years had served as a member of the Greenville township board of trustees. An active member of the Greenville Masonic lodge, he was also affiliated with the Rebekah and I.O.O.F. Lodges and belonged to Champion Grange at Coletown. He was a member of the Woodington Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Lucy; four brothers, Irvin and Charles, both of Greenville; Roy, of Ansonia, and Harold, of California, and two sisters, Mrs. Elva Lytle, of Rossburg, rural route, and Mrs. Lee Williams, Greenville, route four.

Rites were held Tuesday afternoon in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. Ira Blocher officiating. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

Former Union City Man Passes Away

Word received here has disclosed the death of Harry A. Hoke, a 73-year-old former resident of Union City, which occurred Tuesday at his home in Altoona, Pa., after an extended illness.

Mr. Hoke was born in Union City during October of 1873 and was graduated from the West Side high school and later Purdue university at West Lafayette. He made his home in Altoona in 1900 and for the past several years had been a mechanical engineer for the Pennsylvania railroad system.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude, and two sons, John, of Cleveland and Howard, of Canton, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Friday at Altoona, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

James Leavell Rites Friday At Fairview Church Near Albany

Funeral services for James R. Leavell, 86, father of Charles H. Leavell and Mrs. Florence Clouse of Winchester, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Fairview Methodist church east of Albany, in charge of Rev. Roy J. Davidson. The funeral cortege will leave the Meeks mortuary in Muncie at 1 p. m.

Mr. Leavell, a native Randolph countian, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of a daughter in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

Horace T. Miller Funeral Set Friday At 1:30

Funeral services for Horace T. Miller, 60, Farmland, route 1, who died early Tuesday morning at Billings hospital at Fort Harrison after an extended illness, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie by Rev. H. T. Miller of the Farmland Methodist church. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery, Muncie. Friends may call at the mortuary.

A carpenter, Mr. Miller was a native of Philadelphia, but had spent most of his life in Muncie.

He moved to Farmland five years ago. He was a veteran of World War I and belonged to the Farmland post of the American Legion. He was a member of the Muncie Carpenters' Union.

Surviving besides his widow, Katherine F., are a sister, Mrs. G. L. Knight of Anderson; a step-daughter, Mrs. George T. Hinckley, Jr., of Muncie, and two nieces.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

Darke County Death – Joseph R. Lucas

Greenville – Joseph R. Lucas, 73, died Tuesday at his residence here. Mr. Lucas had lived in Greenville for the past five years, moving here from Brookville, O. Services were held Thursday afternoon at the Zechar funeral home. Burial was in Arlington cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

Darke County Death – Charles Bubemyre

Greenville – Charles C. Bubemyre, 72, retired painter and carpenter, was found dead Tuesday in his room in the Young hotel, East Main street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He leaves four sons, Vernon, of New Madison; Glen, Greenville; Russell, of New Madison, route one, and Marvin, Fort Jefferson; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Michael, Greenville. Rites were held at the Miller funeral home Thursday afternoon, with burial at Fort Jefferson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1947

Sarah Shigley Dies Tuesday At Home In Lynn

Sarah Lu Shigley, 74, passed away at her home in Lynn at 7 p. m. Tuesday after a lingering illness.

Surviving are the husband, Joseph; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Wetherill of Richmond, and Miss Pauline Shigley at home; two sons, Charles and Harold, of Dayton, O.; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Cordelia Steward of Modoc.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Franklin Chant. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 25, 1947

Darke County Death – Anna Grossman

Greenville – Miss Anna Margaret Grossman, 60, retired Greenville music teacher, died Wednesday at her residence here.

Surviving are her mother Mrs. Julia Grossman, Greenville; two brothers, Harry and Carl, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. V. R. Keever, Cleveland, and one nephew. Services were held Friday afternoon at the Stocker funeral home, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 25, 1947

Nancy J. Swain, Of Lynn, Is Dead At 87

Mrs. Nancy J. Swain, 87, a resident of Lynn, died Wednesday night in Winchester.

Surviving are three sons, William R. Thomas of Hagerstown, Arthur R. Thomas of Connersville, and Oral A. Thomas of Lynn; 14 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Swain will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in the Union Chapel cemetery, west of Cosmos.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 26, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies At Saratoga Home

Mary Ann Harshman, 62, died at her residence in Saratoga at 7 o'clock Friday morning following an illness of three years.

She was born in Randolph county March 18, 1885, the daughter of George M. and Isabel B. (Stick) Mock.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Harshman has resided in Saratoga for 40 years.

Surviving are the husband, Tom; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Pratt, and one granddaughter of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the Evangelical United Brethren church in Saratoga with Rev. Harold Reisch in charge. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 26, 1947

Catherine Williams Dies At Greenville

Mrs. Catherine Knoll-Williams, 82, died Friday at the home of a cousin, Earl Stuck, in Greenville.

Immediate survivors include two sons, Earl Loy, of Verona, and Russell Loy, of Greenville, route four; a stepson, Chase Williams, of Farmland; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lavina Sellers, Miamisburg.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 26, 1947

Greenville Doctor Killed By Train; Services Monday

Greenville, O., April 26 – Dr. Charles F. Frankman, 43-year-old Greenville physician, was found dead Friday morning beside Pennsylvania railroad track at the Chestnut street crossing here, and police investigators report that he had evidently been killed by a westbound passenger train that went through the city at 5:44 a. m.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, has returned a verdict of accidental death.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; five children, Joan, Jack, Richard, William and Elizabeth, all at home; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Frankman, Versailles and a sister, Mrs. Lois Peters, of Hagerstown, Md.

Funeral services are to be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church with Dr. C. C. Wessel officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body is at the Miller funeral home where friends may call after noon Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 26, 1947

Emma B. Baker Dies Friday Near Winchester

Mrs. Emma B. Baker, 82, died tonight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Conklin, north of Winchester.

Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Irene Mock, of near Ridgeville, and two sons, Pleasant of Gaston, and Donald of Union City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Saratoga Church of God with Revs. R. A. Walling and E. Van Houghton officiating.

The body will be removed to the Conklin home Sunday morning where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 26, 1947

Darke County Death – Ardelia Gunkle

Osgood – Mrs. Ardelia Gunkle, 84, mother of Leo Gunkle, publisher of the Versailles Policy, died Wednesday at her home in Osgood after an extended illness

Besides the son, she leaves her husband, Clement L. Gunkle; four daughters and one sister. Rites were held Friday at the residence, with burial in Holsapple cemetery, near New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Ex-Township Trustee Dies; Services Tuesday

Henry Clay Nichols, 74, former resident of Lynn and Muncie, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of seven weeks.

Funeral services for Mr. Nichols will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the West Christian church in Lynn with Rev. E. F. Daugherty of Muncie officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Gilead cemetery near Lynn.

The deceased was a former trustee of Washington township, a member of the West Christian church in Lynn, and a member and past master of the Masonic lodge at Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Rena; five sons, Robert of Farmland, Isaac and Henry, Jr., of San Francisco, Calif., and Harry and Ned of Muncie; four daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Kuhn of Muncie, Mrs. Adella Anderson of Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Linville, Gas City, and Mrs. Betty Strauch of Muncie; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Steele, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Nellie Miner of Lynn, and Mrs. Francis Love of Richmond. Six grandchildren and four stepsons, and four stepdaughters, also survive.

Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Kuhn, 1725 East Jackson street, Muncie, until noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Gerald Kaufman Succumbs At 32; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for George L. Kaufman, 32, who died at 1 a. m. Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kaufman, four miles northeast of Winchester, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST) at the Saratoga Evangelical United Brethren church with Rev. R. O. Marsh officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.

Mr. Kaufman had been in ill health for about two months. Death was caused by the rare blood disease, Leukemia, which Mr. Kaufman contacted following influenza.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Randolph county, having been born August 22, 1915, the son of John and Edna (Reitenour) Kaufman. He attended McKinley school and was graduated from there with the class of 1933.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Mrs. Helen Galligan of Winchester, and two brothers, Glen and Weldon, both at home.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester until 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at which time the cortege will leave for Saratoga.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Frank W. Thorn, Former Lynn Man, Dies In California

Final rites will be conducted in Long Beach, Calif., Tuesday for Frank W. Thorn, 74, a former resident of Lynn, who died at his home in California Friday. Mr. Thorn had lived in Long Beach since 1905.

Survivors besides the widow, Muriel, are two brothers, Mart of near Lynn, and Howard of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Everett McCowen, Union City Resident, Heart Attack Victim

Everett McCowen, 55, passed away at his home, 413 East Elm street, Union City, late Saturday night from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. McCowen had worked for the Fisher Coal company in Union City for the past five months.

Services are tentatively set for Wednesday. The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home. No other details were available at press time.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. H. O. Mason of Columbus, O. in charge. Burial was made in Bass cemetery near Long, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Darke County Death – William Thompson

Greenville – William M. Thompson, 94, retired Darke county farmer, died Friday at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Perry McNutt, Greenville, route four. He was a lifelong resident of the county.

Surviving are two sons, Elmer, of Bradford, and Grover, Arcanum; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Shafer, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Mary Ayett, Covington, and several grandchildren.

Rites were held Monday in Greenville, with burial in Sugar Grove cemetery, near Covington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Darke County Death – William Grubbs

Ithaca – Funeral services were held Saturday at the Ithaca EUB church for William Grubbs, 88, formerly of this place, who died Thursday at the home of a son, Arby, in Dayton. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery. Mr. Grubbs, a retired carpenter, had spent the major part of his life in this county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 28, 1947

Darke County Death – Delilah Allread

Abbottsville – Mrs. Delilah Allread, 71, , wife of James Allread, well known Van Buren township farmer, died Thursday at her home near Abbottsville after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Archie, of Cleveland; Arby, Greenville, and Emil, of Arcanum, rural route; three grandchildren; one sister, Anna Davis, of Arcanum, rural route, and three brothers, Wherley and Charles Fourman, both of near Arcanum, and Harless Fourman who resides in Indiana.

Services were held Monday afternoon at Abbottsville, with burial in a cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 29, 1947

Phoebe Peacock Dies Monday At Winchester Home

Mrs. Phoebe Peacock, 77, wife of Carlton (Add) Peacock, passed away at her home, 444 East South street, at 10:15 a. m. Monday after an illness of three months.

The deceased was a member of the Friends church and a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Clifford E. of Muncie, John W. of Park Ridge, Ill., and Rolland M. of Whittier, Calif.; one sister, Stella Young of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Harry Marquis of Eaton, O., and Chester and Charles Marquis, of Dayton; two half sisters, Charity Garringer of Muncie, and Miriam Norton of Lynn; one granddaughter and two grandsons.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where arrangements will be announced later.

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