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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 1, 1947

Ellie B. Manor Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Ellie B. Manor, 79, of near Farmland, passed away at 9 p. m. Wednesday at the Randolph County hospital. She was the widow of the late Carl Manor.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Howard [Ashton] White and Mrs. Eugene Moyer, both of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Carl Harris of near Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the residence near Farmland in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence, Friday morning where friends may call.

[Her Will gave everything to Howard Ashton White and on his death to children, Melvin Ray White, Betty Lou White and Wallace Gene Moyer.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 1, 1947

John Zumbrun, Darke County Farmer, Dies

John P. Zumbrun, 63, a prominent Jackson, O., township farmer, died this morning at 5:05 at the Union City hospital after an illness of several years. Mr. Zumbrun, who resided on Union City, route five, had been in a serious condition for the past 10 days.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born in Darke county on March 26, 1884, son of Joel and Mary Strock-Zumbrun. He was educated in Jackson, O., township schools and was married to Bessie Smith in 1908.

Besides the widow, Mr. Zumbrun leaves two sons, J Raymond and Robert L., both of Union City, route five; one grandson, Connie Joe Zumbrun, and four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Dienst, of Winchester; Mrs. Susie Royer, Vandalia, O.; Mrs. Lillian Weimer, North Manchester, Ind., and Mrs. Olive Blocher, Woodland, Mich. An infant son, four sisters and one brother are deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after Friday afternoon.

Final rites will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Raper Chapel in Cosmos, near Union City, with Rev. Noble Schlecty and Rev. Henry Millikan officiating. Interment will be made in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 2, 1947

Winifred Hunt Dies Today At Winchester Home

Mrs. Winifred Thomas Hunt, 76 years old, a lifelong resident of Winchester, and widow of the late Dr. B. S. Hunt, died at 12:10 a. m. today at her home, 114 North East street, Winchester, following a serious illness of one year.

The deceased was born in Winchester, September 1, 1870, the daughter of John W. and Eliza (Aker) Thomas. She was graduated from the Winchester high school with the class of 1888. She was a member of the Winchester Woman's club and the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Reneger of Muncie, and Mrs. Murl Bacon of Panama, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hunt will be conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock (DST), with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester to the residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 2, 1947

Roscoe Harris, Lifelong County Resident, Dies

Roscoe Harris, 85, passed away suddenly at 10:30 p. m. Thursday at his home, six miles south of Winchester. He was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and followed the occupation of farming.

The deceased was born in Randolph county January 3, 1862, the son of Isom and Nancy (Cox) Harris. He was a member of the Jericho Friends church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Howard Stump of Union City, Miss Melva Harris of Muncie and Mrs. Will Hendrickson of Winchester; two sons, Merrill of Chicago, and Carroll Harris of Bedford; one sister, Mrs. May Baird of Indianapolis; three brothers, Neal Harris of Winchester, Harvey Harris of Saratoga, and Lester Harris of Muncie; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Sunday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, with Rev. Fred Smith, of Richmond, and Rev. Laura Fetters in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park.

Friends may call at the mortuary in Winchester after 2 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 2, 1947

World War I Veteran Dies Near Union City

Walter Baker, a 56-year-old veteran of World War I, died suddenly Thursday at 5:30 p. m. at his home, eight miles south of Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the last year.

Mr. Baker was born on November 6, 1891 in Shelby county, Ind., son of George and Laura Rhoades-Baker, and was educated in the public schools of that county. He came to the Union City community 25 years ago, and was married to Elva Mae Rexrode in Greenville on May 26, 1923. He followed the occupation of painting and was a member of the Bartonia Methodist church.

Besides the wife, immediate survivors include one son, Ralph Eugene Baker, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Baughman, of Ansonia, and Mrs. Herschel Gray, of near Union City, and one brother, William Baker, of Spartanburg.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 1 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at the Bartonia church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 3, 1947

Darke County Death Ernest C. Toman

Greenville Ernest C. Toman, 54, an employe of the Duffey Hardware Store here for the past five years, died Wednesday night at Wayne hospital from the effects of a heart attack he suffered two weeks ago. Surviving are his wife Vinnie; three sons, Elmer, of Greenville; Herschel, Greenville, route one, and Ben E. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Scholl, of Gettysburg; five grandchildren, and five sister.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home here, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 5, 1947

Caupp Services To Be Conducted Tuesday At 2

Final rites for Donald N. Caupp, 66, retired Union City businessman, who died Saturday afternoon at his residence, 218 North Howard street, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Caupp, who had been in a serious condition for more than the last year, formerly operated the old Caupp Variety store on the corner of West Pearl and North Columbia street, for several years. He retired about two years ago.

He was born on April 4, 1881 near Cosmos, son of Daniel and Louisa Beal-Caupp, Sr., and attended the old Mississinawa No. 1 school. A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he had owned other businesses prior to operating the variety store.

He was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church and Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Phennie, whom he married in June of 1945; two sons, Paul Caupp, of near Union City, and Dale Caupp, of Union City; three brothers, William, of Muncie; Earl of Salamonia, and Ira, Union City, and four sisters, Mrs. George Thomas and Mrs. Frank Warren, both of Greenville; Mrs. Mil Peters, of Woodington, O., and Mrs. Mabel Parks, of Union City. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nettie Sites-Caupp, on January 23, 1940. One son, Eugene, lost his life while serving as a member of the armed forces in Germany during World War II. Two brothers are also deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 5, 1947

Darke County Death Robert W. Aten

Greenville Robert W. Aten, 35-year-old Darke county farmer, died unexpectedly Thursday at Wayne hospital. Since last December, Aten had resided on a farm three miles northeast of Arcanum but for the previous 17 years he lived in the Gordon vicinity.

Immediate survivors include his mother, Mrs. Grace E. Aten, and a sister, Genevieve Aten, with whom he made his home, and a grandmother, Mrs. John Aten, of near Greenville.

Services were held Monday at the Miller funeral home here, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Father Of Local Woman Is Dead

Mrs. Stanley Woodward of Union City, has received word of the death of her father, Fred Lewing, 73, which occurred Sunday afternoon at his home in Cincinnati, following an extended illness from a complication of diseases.

Besides the daughter, he leaves a wife, Mary; one other daughter, three sons and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at a funeral home in Cincinnati. Burial will be made in Vine Street cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Darke County Death Louise Baldshun

Greenville Mrs. Louise Baldschun, 82, widow of Frank Baldschun, Sr., died Friday night at her home in Greenville.

Surviving are three sons, Henry and Karl, both of near this city, and Clarence, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Vern Lindemuth of near Greenville, and Esther Baldschun, at home; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Frederika Klopfer, Greenville, and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Columbus.

Services will be held Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran church, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Darke County Death Martha Marsh

Greenville Funeral services for Mrs. Martha J. Marsh, 76, who died Friday at the home of an adopted daughter, Mrs. Vida Kennedy, this city, were held Monday at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home. Burial was in Greenville cemetery. She leaves four other adopted children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Darke County Death Elizabeth English

Versailles Mrs. Elizabeth M. English, 91-year-old Darke county native, died Friday at her farm home, three miles northeast of Versailles. Services were held Monday at the residence, with burial in the English family cemetery, immediately adjoining the home farm.

Surviving are one son and two daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1947

Harry Jameson, 62, Former Winchester Glass Worker, Is Dead

Muncie, Ind., May 6 Harry Jameson, 62, of 404 East Adams street, died at 5:15 o'clock Sunday morning at Ball Memorial hospital after an extended illness. Before retiring, he had served in the circulation department of the Star, the Evening Press and the Indianapolis News.

Moving here from Parker, Mr. Jameson had lived in Muncie for twenty-three years. He had also resided at Winchester where he was employed as a glass worker. He was a member of the V.F.W., having served in the regular army from 1904 to 1907.

Surviving are the widow, Helen, the former Helen Buckingham Hoke of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. George Courtney and Miss June Jameson, both of Richmond; two sons, Max of Richmond, and Gale B. of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Ella McKee, and one brother, Emory, both of Muncie. Mrs. William Wells, of Winchester, is a cousin.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Piepho chapel by Rev. A. W. McDavitt. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, east of Farmland. The V.F.W. Assisted in graveside services. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Catherine Miller Dies Tuesday In Jay County

Catherine Miller, 78, passed away at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elijah Lyons, of one mile south of Boundary in Pike township, Jay County. She suffered a stroke two weeks ago. She was the widow of the late Oscar Miller who passed away in 1937.

Surviving are one son, Anderson Miller of Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Jester of Albany, Mrs. Minnie Lyons, at whose home she died, Mrs. Nellie Beeler of Cambridge City, Ind., and Mrs. Fern Sipe of New Pittsburg; one brother, Frank Spealman of Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Edith Browne of Cincinnati; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

The body will remain at the Williamson funeral home in Portland where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of James Wallace. Interment in Boundary cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Death Claims Matthew Glunt, Pioneer Resident

Matthew Glunt, 91, a pioneer resident of the Union City community, passed away Tuesday at the home of a son, Howard, 209 North Howard street, following a three-year illness. His condition had been serious for the last month.

He was born on August 27, 1855, near Union City in Darke county, son of David and Mary James-Glunt. After attending the Washington township schools in Darke county, he was united in Marriage with Clara Barr in 1880 at the family home south of Union City. Mr. Glunt followed the occupation of farming until almost 10 years ago when he came to the city and operated the old Ross Carriage company with his late brothers. He had been retired for many years and was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the wife, survivors include two sons, Howard, at whose home he died, and Chester Glunt, of Syracuse, N. Y.; two grandsons, Roger Cox, who resides in California, and Murray B. Glunt, of Union City; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gordon, of Winchester. Mr. Glunt was preceded in death one daughter, Mrs. Artie Cox, and six brothers and sisters, William, Samuel, and John, and Mrs. Joe Ruby, Mrs. Joe Wasson and Carrie Glunt.

Last rites will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Perry Kreider Dies Suddenly In Fort Recovery

Perry Kreider, 63, a native of near Union City, died suddenly this morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Fort Recovery from the effects of a heart attack.

A resident of this vicinity all his life, Mr. Kreider was born on February 28, 1884, son of James and Frances Dill-Kreider. He was educated in Mississinawa township, Darke county, and married to Alma Person near Fort Recovery. Mr. Kreider had followed the pursuits of farming until 15 years ago when he made his home in Fort Recovery and became engaged in carpentry work. He was a member of the Nazarene church at Fort Recovery.

He is survived by the widow; seven children; two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Bennett, of Union City, and Mrs. Ella Nicodemus, of Swift Current, Canada, and one brother, Rev. H. B. Kreider, of Iron Mountain, Mich.

The remains have been removed to the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery pending burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Friday at the Fort Recovery Nazarene church. Interment was made in the Fort Recovery cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Lyman Osborne, Contractor, Dies In Union City

Lyman Osborne, a 59-year-old painter and contractor, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the Union City hospital following a one-month illness from pneumonia. He resided at 112 North Division street on the East Side of Union City and had been in a serious condition for the past 10 days.

Born on March 22, 1888 in Blanchester, O., Mr. Osborne was the son of James and Isabel Elder-Osborne. He was educated at Franklin, O., and married to Nola Oliver on October 1, 1919 in Greenville. They came to Union City 27 years ago.

Besides the wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Helen Bingleton of Oakland, Calif., and Mrs. Marjorie Crawford, Union City; two sons, Eugene Osborne, of Union City, route one, and Robert Osborne, Union City; four grandchildren, and five sisters, Mrs. Alice Gray and Mrs. Hattie Gephart, both of Franklin, Miss Margaret Osborne, Los Angeles; Mrs. Laura Dye, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Licklider, of Xenia, O. Two brother are deceased.

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

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Beamsville/

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Darke County Death Rebecca Jane Sharp

Greenville Mrs. Rebecca Jane Sharp, widow of Rev. Benjamin F. Sharp, prominent Church of the Brethren minister, died Monday at the Brethren Church home here after an extended illness. Or a number of years she and her husband, who died in 1931, resided on a farm on the Wildcat road, three miles west of Greenville.

Surviving are one son, Arthur J. Sharp, Greenville realtor; two daughter, Mrs. Alva Richards, of Laverne, O., and Mrs. Lillian Onkst, Greenville, route four; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Rites were held Wednesday at Greenville, with burial in the cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 8, 1947

Mrs. M. L. Sipe Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Martin L. Sipe, 72, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital, following an illness of six weeks. Since the death of her husband in 1935, Mrs. Sipe had resided with her son, Lester, north of Winchester.

The deceased was born August 10, 1874, in Fulton county, Pa., the daughter of John and Levena Lape. On October 3, 1894 she was married to Martin L. Sipe, and in 1902 they came to Randolph county.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Alva Mangas of Union City; three sons, McClure, Harold M. and Lester, all of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Ella Foff of Newport News, Va., 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sipe will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Saratoga Methodist church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Saratoga.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the home of the son, Lester, three and three-forth miles north of Winchester, where friends may call after 4 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 8, 1947

Edith Keener Dies At Home Near Winchester

Mrs. Edith D. Keener, wife of Louis Keener, died at the residence, five miles southwest of Winchester. She had been ill three months.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Victor McEntire of Winchester; her father, Hiram Davis , and two brothers, Carl, of Petroleum, and Vernon, of Terre Haute.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Winchester Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1947

Sister Of Local Woman Succumbs

Miss Mildred Grow, 37, died Wednesday at the farm home of her father, John Grow, four miles north of Gettysburg, after an extended illness. She was the sister of Mrs. Nettie Martin of Union City.

Besides the father and sister, Miss Grow is survived by four brothers, Clarence, of Rochester, N. Y.; Ora and Raymond, both of New York City, and Arthur, of Greenville, and three other sisters, Mrs. Nora Sproat, Covington, O.; Mrs. Edith Witwer, Gettysburg, and Mrs. Bertha Grewe, Versailles.

Funeral services with be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Versailles Lutheran church, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery in that city. Friends may call at the Grow residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1947

Darke County Death Ercie R. Cole

New Weston Final rites for Ercie R. (Bant) Cole, 66, who died Tuesday at his home in New Weston from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage, were held Thursday afternoon at the New Weston Methodist church. Burial was in Holsapple cemetery. Mr. Cole, a member of the New Weston village council, had spent his entire life in Darke county. He leaves his wife, Bertha, and one son, Byford, of Los Angeles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1947

Darke County Death Glenn E. Budd

Greenville Funeral services were held Thursday at Dayton for Glenn E. Budd, 49, who died Tuesday at his home in that city. Burial was in a Dayton cemetery. Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna; three children; his mother, Mrs. U. P. Budd, of New Weston, and a sister, Mrs. John Subler, of Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1947

Darke County Death John H. Byers

Arcanum John H. Byers, 77, retired Darke county farmer, died Tuesday night at his home in Arcanum. Survivors include a son, Herschel, of Dayton; one sister, Mrs. Emma Burke, and a brother, Bert Byers, both of near Arcanum. Services were held Friday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 10, 1947

Death Claims Etta Hartman Near Greenville

Miss Etta Hartman, 72, passed away Friday at 7:30 p. m. at the home of a sister, Mrs. Jesse Kunkle, two miles west of Greenville on the Nashville road, after more than a year's illness from a complication of diseases. She had made her home in the Union City community until last year.

Miss Hartman was born on March 17, 1875 in Montgomery county, Ohio, daughter of Frank and Maggie Roof-Hartman. She was educated in the Darke county public schools and came to Union City in 1928. For several years she had followed the occupation of nursing in this city. She was a member of the Waterhouse Evangelical United Brethren church.

Besides the sister, survivors include another sister, Mrs. Louise Wade, of near Union City, and two brothers, Andy Hartman, of Dayton, and John Hartman, who resides in Washington state.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, in charge of Rev. Harold Ickes. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 13, 1947

Cathrine Miller Death Follows Long Illness

Mrs. Cathrine Miller, 79, widow of Alonzo Miller, died Monday morning at her home, three miles north of Greenville, after a nine-year illness.

She was a member of the Ansonia Church of God.

Surviving are four sons, Elmer of Union City, route two; William, Bradford, route one; Royal, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Harold, of Greenville, route five; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Bowman, Versailles, route three; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother Elynos Sink, of New Weston, and one sister, Mrs. Michael Subler, of Rossburg, route one.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Ansonia Church of God, with Rev. Marco King in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after 1 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 13, 1947

Aged Resident Of Union City Succumbs Today

Miss Bridget E. (Mayme) Hennessey, 83-year-old resident of Union City, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock at her home, 130 East Main street, following a several years' illness from senility. Her condition had been serious for the past two weeks.

Born in Sidney, O., she was the daughter of John and Julia Shea-Hennessey, native of Ireland. At the age of 13 she came to Union City with her family and received her education in the Union City schools.

Miss Hennessey was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church and Rosary society of the church.

The last member of her family, her only survivors include two nieces, Mable A. Hennessey and Mrs. Julie Erickson, both of Seattle, Wash., and two nephews, Rev. James T. Sees, of Chicago, and John Francis Sees, who serves with the U. S. army.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Fathers F. M. Scheck and James T. Sees officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence Thursday morning at which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Local Woman Mourns Death Of Father

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Geneva, Ind., for Everett Smith, 54, a railway clerk, who died Saturday while on a fishing trip at Sellers Lake, ten miles southeast of Warsaw, Ind. He was the father of Mrs. Howard Thrall of Union City.

Besides the daughter, he is survived by two sons, Hugh and Robert, two brothers, and five sisters.

Mr. Smith was a resident of Geneva, and his death was attributed to a heart attack.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Modoc Woman Dies At Henry County Hospital

Mrs. Myrtle Crabtree, 59, wife of Shade Crabtree of near Modoc, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Henry County hospital.

Besides the husband, she is survived by five daughters; Mrs. Dorothy Atkins of New Lisbon, Mrs. Stella Cristwell of Susa, Ky., Mrs. Frances Davis of Sunvalley, Ky., Mrs. Elsie Lane of Lewisville, and Mrs. Ruby Huffman of Straughn; six sons, Edgar of Losantville, John of Indianapolis, Herbert, Clarence, Lyle and Curtis, all of Cambridge City; one sister, Mrs. Sally Lester of Sandcliff, Ky., and three brothers, Charles Bates of Richmond, Robert Bates of Susa, Ky., and Willie Bates of Texas.

Funeral services for Mrs. Crabtree will be held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning in the Losantville Separate Baptist church and burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Darke County Death George W. Miller

Ansonia George W. Miller, 81, retired Ansonia grocer, died Sunday at his home in this town after a four-year illness. At one time Mr. Miller resided near Woodington.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; one son, John, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Middleton, Ansonia; three grand children, and a brother.

Rites were held this afternoon at the residence, with burial in Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Darke County Death Mamie Russell

Fort Jefferson Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Anne Russell, 58, wife of James Russell, who died Saturday at her farm home, one mile south of Fort Jefferson, were held Tuesday at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church. Burial was in the Fort Jefferson cemetery.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Floyd, of Clayton, and four daughters, Mrs. Caroline Curtis, of Troy, rural route; Mrs. Leona Hobbs, of New Weston, route one; Mrs. Murel Hartman, Piqua, and Mrs. May Penney, New Paris rural route.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Darke County Death Ida L. Flatter

Palestine Mrs. Ida L. Flatter, 78, widow of Lewis Flatter, Palestine, died Sunday night at the home of a son, Gene Flatter, in Tipp City. Mrs. Flatter had spent the major part of her life in Palestine.

Surviving are five sons and two daughters. Rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Palestine, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1947

Darke County Death Caroline Armstrong

Greenville Caroline Armstrong, 74, died Saturday at the Darke County infirmary, near Greenville, after an extended illness. There are no immediate survivors.

Services were held Sunday at the infirmary with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating.

Burial will be in the Infirmary cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 15, 1947

Painter Is Killed In 40-Foot Plunge

Greenville, May 15 Clarence Westfall, 52, Troy, was almost instantly killed Wednesday morning when he fell from the top of a 40-foot extension ladder while painting a house at the corner of Washington avenue and Cypress street in Greenville.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Wayne hospital and medical examiners state that death was caused by a skull fracture.

Westfall was working at the rear of the house, a double, when the accident occurred. The ladder is said to have buckled, hurling him headlong to the ground. The Roy Brandon and Liberty Bell families occupy the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 15, 1947

Death Of Former Union City Resident Occurs At Celina

Word received here has disclosed the death of Royce Elvin Miller, 37, formerly of the Union City vicinity, which occurred Tuesday afternoon at Otis hospital in Celina, O., following an extended illness from heart trouble. He resided at 321 West Fayette street, Celina.

A native of Randolph county, Mr. Miller was graduated from the Jackson, O., township high school in 1927. He had resided near Union City until 15 years ago when he made his home in Celina and became employed in a furniture factory there.

Surviving are his wife, Mabelle; his mother, Mrs. Fannie Day, of near Fort Recovery; one half-sister, Mrs. Bernice Pratt, Union City, route five; two half-brothers, Maurice Day, of Fort Recovery, and Earl H. Day, who resides in California, and four step-brothers, Henry Day, Richmond; Donald, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Willis Day, of Chicago, and Glen Day, of Union City, route five.

Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the late residence in Celina, following which the body will be removed to the Greenville cemetery where graveside services will be held.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 15, 1947

Darke County Death Thurman A. Reichard

Arcanum Thurman A. Reichard, 59, a retired brick mason, died Monday at his home in Painter Creek, Arcanum, route two, from the effects of a heart attack.

He leaves his wife, Blanche; one son, Harold, at home, and three brothers.

Rites will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

[Services were held on Friday, conducted by Mrs. Bertha Wenger. Mr. Reichard was well known in Union City, having operated a grocery store, on West Pearl street and also on East Elm street, for several years. Some years ago he moved to Dayton and later to Painter Creek, O., where he operated a store and filling station for several years and just recently retired from business because of a serious heart condition, which resulted in his death last Monday night. He was a member of the Scottish Rite at Dayton.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 15, 1947

Darke County Death Rev. Raymond Lantz

Greenville Rev. Raymond M. Lantz, who for several years served as the pastor of the old West Branch Church of the Brethren near Baker's Store, was found dead Sunday in his home near South Whitley, Ind. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

A son, Rev. Paul C. Lantz, now serves as pastor of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

Burial was held Wednesday in Arlington cemetery, west of Englewood, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 16, 1947

Retired Farmer Of Union City Dies At Muncie

George Amos Detamore, 76-year-old farmer of Union City, passed away Thursday at 8:45 p. m. at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie, following an illness since August, 1946, from a complication of diseases. He had been confined to the Muncie hospital since last January.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Detamore had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. John Carter, of 534 West Pearl street.

He was born on November 3, 1871, in Jackson, O., township, son of Samuel and Sarah Hildreth-Detamore. Following his education in Jackson township schools, he attended a business school at Ada, Ohio. On January 7, 1896, Mr. Detamore was married to Ida Oswalt in Dunkirk, Ind. She preceded him in death during 1911.

Mr. Detamore was actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement in 1936. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Besides the daughter, Mr. Detamore is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Lester Caupp, of Muncie, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Evangelical United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating and Rev. E. E. Kaufman, assisting. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 16, 1947

Ellen Hercules, 94, Dies At Farm Home; Last Rites Saturday

One of Darke county's oldest residents, Mrs. Ellen Hercules, 94, died at midnight Wednesday at her farm home, one mile northeast of Woodington. She had been in declining health for the past year.

Born in Liberty township, she had spent her entire life in the county and was one of the founders and a charter member of the Rossburg E.U.B. Church. Her husband, the late Franklin P. Hercules, died in 1932.

Immediate Survivors include a son, Arthur Hercules, at home; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Ross, of Rossburg; and a sister, Mrs. Jen Francis, of Columbus.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1947

Jennie Freisner Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Jennie Freisner, 69, wife of Bert Freisner, passed away this morning at 8 o'clock at her residence, 625 North Howard street, Union City, following a serious illness of two weeks duration.

A lifetime resident of the Union City vicinity, she was born on February 17, 1878, in Sharpeye, O., daughter of John and Margaret Wenger-Snell. Following her education at Sharpeye, she was married to Mr. Freisner in Union City during 1902, and for the past 35 years she had made her home in that city. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

Besides the husband, survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Reid Kirkpatrick, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Washington O'Brien and Mrs. Joseph ????, both of Greenville, and two brothers, Walter Snell of Winchester, and William R. Snell, of Long Beach, Calif.

Last rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1947

George Pickett, County Native, Dies Suddenly

George F. Pickett, 54,a native of Randolph county, died suddenly at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home, four and one-half miles southwest of Salamonia, in Madison township, Jay county. Mr. Pickett suffered a heart attack while feeding his hogs and died immediately. He had been in poor health for the past three years.

Mr. Pickett was born in Randolph county on March 25, 1893, the son of Edmund and Emma (North) Pickett. In addition to farming he was employed at the Union City Body company. He was first married to Minnie White, now deceased, and on January 1, 1935 was married to Dorothea Hayes, who survives.

Surviving in addition to the wife is one son, Frank B. of Pendleton, and five brothers, Orville Pickett of Winchester, Fred E. Pickett of near Greenville, O., William A. Pickett of near Winchester, Walter E. Pickett of Cumberland, Md., and John E. Pickett of Deerfield. One brother and four sisters are deceased.

The body was removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence Monday.

[Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at the Reformed church at New Pittsburg with Rev. Thurman Orin assisted by Rev. Jacob Wendell. Burial was made in the Jericho cemetery, east of Winchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1947

Darke County Death Rev. Benjamin Beckner

Pitsburg Rev. Benjamin E. Beckner, 68, former pastor of the old German Baptist church near Pitsburg, died Wednesday in Good Samaritan hospital at Dayton. Rev. Beckner, who lived on a farm near Pitsburg, had been a resident of Monroe township, for the past 21 years.

His survivors include his wife, Cora; four sons, Josiah, Elias, Henry and Harvey, all of Arcanum, rural route; one daughter, Mrs. Nannie Jameson, also of near Arcanum; 11 grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers.

Services were held this morning at the Miller Grove church, with burial in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Andrew Landers, Dairy Farmer, Is Dead At 68

Andrew Webster Landers, a 68-year-old dairy farmer, died Saturday at 10 p. m. at the Union City hospital, where he had been confined for one-week. A lifetime resident of the Union City community, he resided on the Wenrick pike, one and one-half miles east of the city.

Mr. Landers was born on February 1, 1879, in Washington township, Darke county, son of Henry and Dianna Moyer-Landers. He received his education in Washington township schools and was married to Maude Bickel in 1906.

He was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church and Hillgrove Grange.

Besides the wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ellen Oswalt and Mrs. Lillie Lee Marker, both of near Union City; three grandchildren; one brother, Charles Landers, of Fort Jefferson, near Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Holl and Miss Hattie Landers, both of Wakefield, O.

The body will be taken from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

Last rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Hillgrove Federated church in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Charles Reeves Is Victim Of Heart Attack Was Restaurant Owner And Lifelong Resident Of Randolph County

Charles L. Reeves, Sr., 64, died early Sunday morning at his home 436 North Plum street, Union City. Mr. Reeves suffered a heart attack and passed away sometime after midnight while he slept. He had been in failing health for the last year, having retired from active business life as a restaurant owner, both in Union City and Winchester.

Mr. Reeves was born north of Union City at Lisbon on October 14, 1882 and lived in Randolph county all his life. He was the son of Lewis S. and Melissa Shank-Reeves. They, with two sisters and a brother, preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage with Jessie I. Hoke on April 2, 1902, who survives with five children, Mrs. Robert J. (Retha) Buckingham, of Piqua, O.; Mrs. Harold L. (Myriel) Christman, of Sidney, O.; Charles L. Reeves, Jr., of Winchester; William Gilbert Reeves, of Dayton, and J. Robert Reeves, of Union City. One daughter, Thelma Reeves-Smith, passed away four years ago. Five grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive.

Mr. Reeves was an active member of the Union City Elks lodge and a member of the Church of Christ at New Lisbon. At the time of his death, he was president of the cemetery board at Lisbon.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Plum street at 3 p. m. Wednesday. Rev. A. E. Kemp will officiate, the same minister who married Mr. and Mrs. Reeves 45 years ago. Burial will be made in the Reeves family plot at Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call any time Tuesday afternoon and evening and any time Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Ridgeville's Oldest Merchant Succumbs At 74

John M. Stewart, 74, the oldest business man in Ridgeville, died Sunday night at the Jay County hospital in Portland. He had been in the produce business for the past fifty-six years. His wife preceded him in death two years ago.

Surviving are seven sons, John of Detroit, Everett of Pontiac, Mich., Grant of Winchester, Wayne, Fred, Leonard and Charles, all of Ridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Grow; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville, with Rev. George Addington officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Ruby L. Williams Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Ruby L. Williams, widow of Perry L. Williams, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6:40 a. m. today following an illness of several months.

Surviving are two sons, Donald and Denzil, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Erva Moore, of near Lynn; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Arthur, of Muncie, Mrs. Mabel Iliff, of Saratoga, and Mrs. Gertrude Ayers, of Winchester; three brothers, Vernie Moore, of near Lynn, Francis Moore, of Van Wert, O., and Henry Moore, of Winchester.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Darke County Death William Kipp

Greenville William Kipp, 82, died Thursday night from a heart attack shortly after being found lying on Riverside Drive, leading into the Greenville city park, by police officers. Mr. Kipp, who had resided at a rooming house here, he is believed to have been stricken ill while taking a walk through the park earlier Thursday evening.

His only survivor is a brother, Edward, of Cincinnati. Rites were held this afternoon at Greenville, with burial in the cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Celestine Magoto

Versailles Mrs. Celestine Magoto, 78, widow of Frank Magoto, Versailles businessman, was found dead Thursday night in her home here. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Survivors include two sons, one daughter and two step-sons. Rites were held this morning at Versailles, with burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Last Rites Wednesday For Ruby C. Williams

Last rites will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the New Garden Friends church near Fountain City for Mrs. Ruby C. Williams, 39, who died early Monday morning at the Randolph County hospital. Rev. Paul Shugart will be in charge and burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

Friends may call at the residence southwest of Fountain City at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Trucker's Body To Be Returned To Lynn At Completion Of Inquest

The body of Myron Ligon, 23, who was killed at Frazeysburg, Ohio, Monday afternoon, is to be shipped to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn, it was learned this morning. Time of arrival depends upon completion of an inquest which will be held at Zanesville, Ohio, 16 miles north of Frazeyburg.

Ligon was killed when the truck in which he was riding struck a tree.

Ben Johnson, 19, driver of the truck, was thrown clear of the wreckage and suffered only minor injuries. He is being held in the Zanesville, Ohio Jail, Sheriff H. J. Balmear of that city said, pending filing of charges. The sheriff said Johnson fell asleep while driving the truck, causing the accident.

Ligon was rushed to a Newark, Ohio, hospital, but died en route.

Both Ligon and Johnson, employes of the Meyer Casket company of Lynn, were driving the loaded truck to Worcester, Mass.

Ligon is survived by the widow, Mildred, one son, David, one daughter, Marjorie; the mother, Mrs. Frank Comer; one sister, Mrs. Lyman Richardson and one foster brother, Lowell Ligon.

[Funeral services for Mr. Ligon were held on Thursday afternoon at the West Christian church in Lynn with Rev. Harold Oder officiating. Interment was made in Earlham cemetery, Richmond, Ind.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Ed L. Johnson Dies Monday At Winchester Home

Ed L. Johnson, 75, prominent resident of Winchester, passed away at his home 311 West Franklin street, at 8 a. m. today. He had been in failing health for four years and seriously ill for the past 12 weeks.

He was born April 20, 1972, at Lynn, the son of James A. and Lydia (Cranor) Johnson. He moved to Winchester in 1891 and in 1897 he married Nora Reinheimer, who survives. He was a salesman for the O'Brien Milling company of Greenville for 17 years.

Surviving besides the widow are two sister, Mrs. Frank Hunt of Winchester, and Mrs. Osce Myer of Villa Park, Ill.; one brother, Charles Johnson of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Darke County Death Della Jane Miller

Hollansburg Della Jane Miller, 72, died at her home in Hollansburg Friday night. Besides her husband, Andrew, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Dudley, of Richmond, three sons, Charles, of Arcanum, Jesse, of Hollansburg, and Alonzo, of near New Madison; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry and Charles Rolfe, of Ansonia, and three sisters, Mrs. Roose Lines and Mrs. Ollie Harter, both of Greenville, and Clara Rolfe, of Ansonia.

Rites were held Monday afternoon at Hollansburg with burial at a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Darke County Death Rosaette Ayette

Yorkshire Mrs. Rosaette Ayette, 72, died Saturday at her home in Yorkshire. Rites were held Tuesday afternoon in Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Carma Jenkinson

Versailles Funeral services for Mrs. Carma Jenkinson, 33, wife of Harley Jenkinson, Versailles, route three, whose death occurred Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, were held Monday afternoon at the Brock Christian church, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial was in Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 21, 1947

John B. Hart, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

John B. Hart, an 82-year-old retired farmer and livestock dealer, passed away this morning at 6:00 o'clock at his residence, 634 West Pearl street, Union City, following a five-week illness.

He was born on June 27, 1864, east of Union City, son of Cyrus and Elizabeth Armstrong-Hart. At the age of seven he and his parents moved to Michigan where they made their home for five years and then returned to Union City. Mr. Hart received his education at Lightsville, O., and was married to Elizabeth M. Wise on February 25, 1886, at the home of her parents, eight miles south of Union City.

Mr. Hart was active as a farmer and livestock dealer until 1923 when he retired and moved to Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Hart celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary this year.

He was an active Methodist, having belonged to the Bartonia church and then transferring his member ship to the Union City church in 1923.

Besides the wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Bailey, of Bartonia; Mrs. Archie (Ollie) Armstrong, of Lynn; Mrs. Harry (Florence) Smith and Mrs. Homer (Hattie) Farabee, both of south of Union City, and Mrs. Harry (Pearl) Muselman, of west of Union City; three sons, Merle and Harry Hart, south of Union City, and Ralph Hart, of Union City; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter, of Dayton, and William, of Union City, and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Murphy, of Dayton; Mrs. Fred Rudy, of Detroit, and Mrs. Seward Hart, of Union City. One daughter, Frances Margaret Hart, passed away in 1910.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge, assisted by Rev. Carl Adams, of Fort Wayne. Interment will be at Spartanburg.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 21, 1947

Lettie Sterling Dies Today At Richmond

Mrs. Lettie Sterling, 74, passed away at a Richmond hospital early this morning following an illness of three weeks. She was born in Ohio but had made her home in Randolph county for the past 30 years.

Surviving are the husband, Isaac of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Hutchins of Winchester; four sons, John of Lynn, Raymond of Macon, Ga., Jessie of McConnelsville, O., and Albert of Zanesville, O.; two brothers, Henry and Albert King, of Madison, Ind.; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Frank Kenyon officiating. Interment in the Jericho cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 21, 1947

Darke County Death Carrie Davis

Greenville Carrie Davis, 50, a resident of Darke county infirmary, for the past 32 years, died there Sunday after an extended illness. Surviving are one brother, Alonzo Davis, of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. John Minnich, Greenville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Ted Wenger, also of this city. Rites were held in Greenville Tuesday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger, officiating. Burial was at Stelvideo.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1947

Truck Driver Burns To Death In 3-Way Crash

Raymond Slayvack, 35, of Aurora, Indiana, was burned to death at 9:55 p. m. Wednesday when trapped in the cab of a truck-trailer that was involved in a spectacular three-way accident on U. S. Route 127, two miles south of North Star, in northern Darke county.

The crash involved two truck-trailers and an auto operated by Dale Jolly, 24, Greenville, who is reported to have been seriously injured. He was removed to Gibbons hospital, Celina. A passenger in his car, Ralph Shiverdecker, 22, also of Greenville, escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

According to State Patrolman E. L. Meyer, Greenville, who investigated the accident, Jolly's car, which was southbound, sideswiped the first of two truck-trailers, headed north, and then rolled sideways down the road into the second truck.

The car rolled up over the hood and cab of the truck, landing on the trailer and then plunged into a roadside ditch.

The first truck was driven by John Robert Cole, 35, also of Aurora, but he escaped injury although the auto's impact knocked two wheels off the trailer.

Slayvack was driving the second truck and it was overturned by the crash. It burst into flames as it upset on the highway and the driver, who was pinned in the cab, died in a blazing inferno.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1947

Rites Saturday For Tom McCoy Of North Dayton

Funeral Services for Tom J. McCoy, a 70-year-old barber of North Dayton, northeast of Union City, who died suddenly Thursday afternoon in the office of a Fort Recovery doctor, following a heart attack, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery. Rev. Erwin Schultz will officiate and burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Mr. McCoy was born December 8, 1876, and was a former resident of Union City.

Surviving is the the wife, Pearl, and one brother, Charles McCoy of Toledo, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1947

Sarah Stebleton Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Sarah I. Stebleton, 73-year-old widow of Michael Stebleton, passed away this morning at 4 o'clock, at her residence, 229 South Walnut street, Union City, following a one-week's illness from heart trouble. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

On October 11, 1873 she was born near Englewood, O., daughter of Albert and Sophia Bolt-Alswoger. Following her education in Miami county, O., schools, she was married to Mr. Stebleton on October 22, 1896, near Dayton, and they came to Randolph county 50 years ago. The death of Mr. Stebleton occurred in 1943.

She was a member of the Methodist church in Union City.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hardesty, Mrs. Alberta Lahey, and Mrs. Pauline Shepherd, and one son, Edwin Stebleton, all of Union City; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Another son, Fred Stebleton, died last November. Two sisters and one brother are also deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p. m. at the residence with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in Polk cemetery at Englewood.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1947

Ex-Winchester Postmistress Succumbs At 66

Mrs. Christopher (Anna) Heaston, 66, a former Winchester postmistress, died Thursday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Wall, in Winchester. She had been in failing health for several months.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Rev. G. M. Payne will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, on October 16, 1880, the daughter of Charles and Molly (Boger) Schafer. Her husband preceded her in death on April 19, 1938.

Mrs. Heaston was a member of the Presbyterian church and missionary society and the Winchester Business and Professional Women's club. She resided at 321 South West street, Winchester.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leona Kitzmiller of Winchester, and Mrs. Wall; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Cullum of Winchester, and Mrs. Clara Cain of Blountsville, and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 24, 1947

Oliver G. Gist, Mayor Of Union City, Dies; Rites Will Be Monday

Oliver G. Gist, 81, mayor of Union City, Ind., for almost the past 14 years, passed away Friday evening at 9 o'clock at the Union City hospital following a serious illness of three weeks from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He had been in failing health for the last year and was stricken seriously ill on May 9 when he suffered a stroke in the West Side city building. His condition had become increasingly grave during his confinement in the hospital. He suffered a second stroke last Saturday and was in a critical condition the remainder of the time. He resided at 445 West Pearl street.

Mr. Gist was born on November 7, 1865 in Bethel, in northern Wayne county, the son of Hosea T. and Amanda Harrison-Gist. He came to Union City with his parents in 1870 when he was five years old. The remainder of his life was spent in Union City.

Following his education in the West Side school, Mr. Gist was united in marriage to Effie Dunn on June 28, 1886. Her death occurred on September 21, 1941.

About the time of his marriage Mr. Gist became employed in railroad work until 1898. In that year he and his brother-in-law, Charles E. Snell, entered a livery business in Union City, operating a feed and sales stable, buying and selling horses. Their business, known as the Snell and Gist livery, was where the Jalco Motors firm is now located.

In 1910, when automobiles began to displace horses, Mr. Gist entered the automobile business at the same location. He acquired the agency for Willys-Knight and Overland cars, and also operated a well-equipped service garage. In recent years he also had engaged in the real estate and brokerage business.

In 1934 he was elected to the office of mayor for a four-year term. He was re-elected by a larger majority in 1938 and by a still larger majority in 1943. He was serving his third four-year term. Mr. Gist was a Republican and evidence that he was well liked is found in the fact that he had held the office for almost 14 years.

Mr. Gist was a member of the Turpen Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite Consistory (32 degree), and Union City Elks lodge.

Surviving are several cousins, two brothers-in-law, Mr. Snell who resides in California, and Thomas E. Dunn, of the Pearl street address. Mrs. James Potter, who made her home with the Gists for several years as a young lady, was considered as one of the family. Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Gist died in infancy.

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

Services will be held Monday at 3:30 p. m. at the funeral home, in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman and the Union City Masonic lodge. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

[The Union City Elks lodge held a Lodge of Sorrow for Mr. Gist at the funeral home on Sunday evening.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 26, 1947

Julia E. Welch Dies At Home Near Union City

Miss Julia Ellen Welch, 69, passed away Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at her residence on Union City, route three, South State Line road, following an extended illness.

She was born on January 28, 1879 in Lynn, daughter of John and Ellen Kavanaugh-Welch. She was educated in Hart's school, east of Spartanburg, and came to the Union City community from Lynn 30 years ago. The remainder of her life was spent near Union City. Miss Welch was a member of the St. Mary's church.

Surviving are three brothers, Thomas Welch, of near Union City, and Charles and William Welch, both at home, and one sister, Mrs. Alonzo Anderson, of Lynn.

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

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's church with Father F. M. Sheck in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 27, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Hanna Swab

Gettysburg Mrs. Hanna Mary Swab, 73, wife of A. W. Swab, died Friday at her farm home near Gettysburg, from the effects of a paralytic stroke she suffered two weeks ago. Mrs. Swab had spent the major part of her life in the Gettysburg vicinity. Services were held Monday afternoon at Gettysburg, with burial in the cemetery here.

[Funeral home record has the name Hanna Jane Swab.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 28, 1947

U. C. Resident Passes Away At Cleveland

Mrs. Alice Tindle, a 66-year-old resident of Union City, passed away at 12 o'clock midnight Tuesday at the Lakeside hospital in Cleveland following major surgery on Monday. She made her home at 623 North Union street and had been confined to the Cleveland hospital since last Saturday. Her death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Tindle was a graduate of the Union City East Side high school and for several years operated a second hand and antique store with her late husband, E. R. Tindle, who preceded her in death five years ago. Since that time she had continued to operate the business at her residence. She was a member of the D. of A. lodge in Union City.

Among the survivors are one nephew, John McClintock, of Union City, and one niece, Mrs. Agnes Jane Walker, of Fort Wayne.

The body will be removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon 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, Thursday, May 29, 1947

Father Of Union City Man Dies At Troy; Services Saturday

Charles E. Westfall, 71, former Darke county building contractor, died Wednesday at Stouder hospital in Troy, Ohio, after a one-year illness. He was admitted to the hospital a week ago.

Mr. Westfall, a Darke county native, was active in the contracting business in the vicinity for more than a quarter-century but had lived in Dayton for the last 20 years.

Lhe is survived by his wife, Grace; one son, Chalmer, of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Forest Laird and Mrs. Charles Kohler, both of Dayton; three grandchildren; a brother, Harley, of Arcanum, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Chenoweth, who lives in Michigan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren, corner of Hillcrest and North Main street, in Dayton, O., with Rev. Vernon Grisco in charge. Interment will be made in Fort Jefferson cemetery near Greenville.

The body has been removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence No. 60 Holt street, Dayton, where firneds may call after 7 P. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 29, 1947

Former Resident Of Union City Passes Away

Mrs. Margaret Wampler-Duncan, 42, formerly of Union City, died Wednesday at her home, 1213 North Morgan street, in Rushville, Ind., after an extended illness. Her condition had been serious for the past several months.

She was born at Redkey, Ind., on Sept 5, 1904, daughter of Dr. G. S. and Frances Gettinger-Wampler. At the age of 5 she, with her parents, came to Union City. She was a graduate of the West Side high school and Indiana university, holding a B. S. degree. Mrs. Duncan formerly taught English and home economics in schools in southern Indiana, a school near Rushville, and in 1945 and 1946 she served as an instructor in the Jackson, Ind., township high school near Union City.

Besides the parents, Dr. and Mrs. Wampler, she is survived by her husband, L. E. Duncan; a daughter, Mary Frances, and a son, Robert, both at home; two brothers, Robert Wampler, of Dayton, and Ward Wampler, of Tipp City, O.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Saturday, at the Wyatt Memorial mortuary at Rushville, with burial in East Hill cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 29, 1947

Services Held For Ft. Recovery Mayor

Fort Recovery, May 29 Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's church for Sebastion Ranley, 69, mayor of Fort Recovery for almost 12 years, who died Tuesday at his home here after a two weeks' illness from heart trouble. Burial was made at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ranley came here from St. Henry, Ohio, 21 years ago and was engaged in the blacksmith business. He was active in community affairs.

Surviving are the wife, Anna, four sisters and five brothers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 29, 1947

Darke County Death Olive Beck

Arcanum Mrs. Olive Beck, 73, operator of the Beck hotel in Arcanum for the past 30 years, died Monday night. Rites were held Thursday, with burial at Abbottsville.

Survivors include one son, Robert, of Arcanum; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Keller, of Fredericktown, O., and a brother, Albert Gilbert, of Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Rites Are Held For Ex-Local Resident; Accident Victim

Funeral services were held Saturday morning in Flanner and Buchanan mortuary, Indianapolis, for Mrs. Marcia Ruth Branham, 23, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Union City, who died last Tuesday at Highland, Ill., of injuries received in an automobile accident. Burial was in Washington Park cemetery, Indianapolis.

At the time of the accident Mrs. Branham and her husband, Charles E. Branham, were in route to Indianapolis to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy P. Wisehart. Mr. Wisehart was formerly the superintendent of Union City West Side school.

Mrs. Branham was born in Union City and attended the local school. Later she resided in Indianapolis, where later she was graduated from Shortridge high school.

Survivors, beside the husband and parents, are two brothers, James A. Wisehart, Atlanta, and Paul F. Wisehart, stationed with the army at Ft. Sheridan, Ill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Early Morning Crash Kills One, Injures Two - 15-year-old Richmond Girl Dead; Winchester Youths Are In Hospital

Betty Alice Lambert, 15, of Richmond route 2, is dead and two 19=year-old Winchester youths are in the Randolph County hospital as the result of an automobile accident at 1:15 a. m. today on state road 32 between Winchester and Union City.

The injured are:
Ray L. Schwyn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwyn, 875 North West street possible internal injuries, broken ribs.
Lowell (Barty) Overmyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Overmyer, 311 North West street Possible internal injuries, broken ribs.
Both are expected to recover.

Miss Lambert's death was caused by a skull fracture.

The accident occurred when the 1939 Ford sedan, driven by Schwyn and owned by Overmyer, skidded on the wet pavement and crashed into the side of a bridge near the John Price farm six miles east of Winchester.

Miss Lambert was thrown from the car, as was Overmyer. She was killed instantly, Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said.

Passerby assisted, Schwyn being taken to the hospital in a car operated by Kay Sanzo of Winchester.

Overmyer was taken to the hospital in the Fraze ambulance from Union City. The body of the Lambert girl was taken to the Union City funeral home and later removed to the Stegall and Berheide mortuary in Richmond.

The trio had been to the Blue Mill, a dance pavilion near Greenville, Ohio, and was en-route home.

Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, who investigated along with State Patrolman Merrill Wann and Coroner Painter, said the westbound car went into a spin, crashing into the bridge on the south side of the highway, hitting just back of the right front door. The impact, which bent the right side of the car into a U, forced open the door of the vehicle and threw out Miss Lambert and Overmyer.

Both landed in water at the foot of the bridge. There was a heavy downpour of rain at the time, officers and witnesses said.

Miss Lambert, a Richmond high school student, was born in Richmond October 26, 1931 and is the daughter of Bert Lambert of Richmond and Mrs. Lonnie Miller, who with her daughter lives with her parents on Richmond route 2.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Richmond, time and place as yet undetermined, with burial in Earlham cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Pearl Teegarden Is Dead At 66; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Pearl M. Teegarden, 66, wife of Jed L. Teegarden, died Saturday at 11:15 p. m. at her residence, 502 Union street, Union City, after a short illness. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Born on May 5, 1881 in Washington township, Darke county, she was the daughter of William and Sarah Lephart. She received her education in Washington township schools and was married to Mr. Teegarden in Los Angeles on January 5, 1903, following which they came to Union City to make their home. Mrs. Teegarden was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church.

Surviving besides the husband, is one brother, Clarence Lephart, of Washington township.

The Body has been removed from the Zechar funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

Short services will be conducted at the residence at 1:15 p. m. Wednesday, after which last rites will be held in the Coletown Christian church at 2 p. m.. Rev. W. L. Denlinger will be the officiating minister. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Death Claims Harry Lynch; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Harry E. Lynch, well known farmer of three miles north of Ridgeville, who died suddenly at his home at 10 o'clock Saturday night, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Ridgeville Methodist church by Rev. Edward McCane. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

Surviving besides the widow, Olive, are one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Loy, of Portland, and the mother, Mrs. Nerva Lynch, of Jefferson township.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Rites Are Conducted For W. H. Marker, Accident Victim

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beamsville Christian church for William H. Marker, 51, prominent Darke county farmer, who died Thursday afternoon at White Cross hospital, Columbus, from injuries sustained on the preceding day when he was kicked by a horse at his farm, two miles east of Beamsville. Rev. W. L. Denlinger was in charge, with burial in Stelvideo cemetery.

Mr. Marker was a lifelong resident of Richmond township and had served on the township board of trustees for the past 10 years. His injuries from the fatal accident included a fractured skull.

His immediate survivors include a wife, Hazel; three sons, Chalmer, of Union City, route five; Richard, Greenville route five, and Harold, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Nixon and Mrs. Floyd Coblentz, both of Greenville, and Marlene, at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Elva Marker, Dayton and Ora Marker, Bellefontaine, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Grewe and Mrs. Ted Wenger, both of Greenville, route five.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Services Are Held For Levi Bennett, Formerly Of Here

Services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at a funeral home in Marion, Ind., for Levi Bennett, about 80, a former resident of Union City, who died Saturday at his home in Marion. Burial was in a cemetery there.

Mr. Bennett was born and raised in Union City and left the city approximately 20 years ago to make his home in Marion. He was a retired interior decorator.

Surviving are one son, Charles, at home; one granddaughter; three brothers, Enos Bennett, of south of Union City, James Bennett, of this city, and Rev. Otto Bennett, of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1947

Darke County Death George H. Brewer

Stelvideo George H. Brewer, 52, operator of a grocery at Stelvideo, died unexpectedly from a heart attack Wednesday while making deliveries and picking up farm produce in his delivery truck.

Surviving are his wife, Delphia; three brothers, Clem Brewer, Greenville, route two; Dan Brewer, Greenville, and Reuben Brewer, Pikesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Wenger, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Mary Pence, Greenville.

Services were held Sunday at Stelvideo church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial was in Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 3, 1947

Margaret Baker Death Occurs In Michigan

Mrs. Margaret Waid-Baker, 49, formerly of Union City, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home in Clarkston, Mich., from the effects of a heart attack.

She was born in Montgomery county, O., on September 21, 1897, the daughter of Thomas and Louisa Hartman-Waid. At an early age she, with her parents, came to Union City where she was graduated from the West Side high school, with the class of 1915. Following her marriage to Vinal T. Baker in 1920 at Pontiac, Mich., she left Union City to make her home in the former city and Clarkston.

Besides her husband, survivors include two daughters, Barbara and Janet Sue, both at home; one son, Ronald, who serves with the marine corps; the mother, Mrs. Louisa Waid, of near Union City; a twin sister, Mrs. Catherine Baker, of Pontiac; another sister, Mrs. Ed. Livingston, of near Union City, and four brothers, Frank and Thomas Waid, both of Clarkston; C. A. Waid, of Salem, Mich., and Robert S. Waid, of Pontiac. The father preceded her in death in 1936.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call beginning Thursday morning.

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 3, 1947

Services Held For Car Accident Victim; Was Related Locally

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Nazarene church in Fort Recovery for Edgar Earl Granger, 25, of that village, who was fatally injured Saturday when he was struck by an auto near Portland, Ind. Burial was in Springhill cemetery.

Granger, who was struck by a Chevrolet car operated by Perry Frakes, 20, of Portland, suffered multiple head injuries and a compound fracture of the left foot. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. and Anna Cline-Granger, and four brothers and sisters, Mrs. Margaret Orth, of Union City, William, of near Celina, and Doris and Shirl, both of Fort Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 3, 1947

Minerva Lewis Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Minerva Ellis Lewis, 77, died at 9 o'clock Sunday evening at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Anna Riley, and four grandchildren, all of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be held at the Pilgrim Holiness church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Lonnie Cole officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Riley, 424 Walnut street, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 3, 1947

Darke County Death Homer H. Pease

Arcanum Homer H. Pease, 50, well known Arcanum businessman, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville where he had undergone a emergency appendicitis operation one week ago. Mr. Pease had operated an implement store in Arcanum for the past 20 years and was active in community affairs.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Pearl Vanatta, of Arcanum, and three brothers, John Pease, of Lewisburg, rural route; Roy Pease, Versailles, and Oscar Pease, Greenville. Rites were held Monday afternoon at Arcanum, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 4, 1947

Former Resident Of Union City Dies In Illinois

Charles W. (Bun) Hutton, 74-year-old former resident of Union City, passed away this morning at 8:25 o'clock at his home in Danville, Ill., after an illness of one and one-half years duration, from a complication of diseases. His condition had been serious for the past six months.

Born on January 12, 1873, in Wabash, Ind., he was the son of Samuel C. and Nancy Ellen Lenox-Hutton. Hr. Hutton had spent his childhood and young manhood in Union City and was educated in the West Side high school. His life's work was in the hotel business.

Surviving are his wife, Lucile; one sister, Mrs. Nettie White of Union City; and two brothers, Alfred Hutton of Dayton, and Roy Hutton of Fort Wayne.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 4 p. m. Thursday.

Last rites will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 4, 1947

Sister Of Union City Woman Succumbs

Muncie, Ind., June 4 Lenna Mae Kerr, 58, wife of Edward Kerr, died suddenly at midnight Tuesday at their home, 1606 Memorial Drive.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Edward of Mobile, Ala., Eugene of Indianapolis, and Robert, at home; a daughter, Irene, at home; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Eley of Union City, Ind., and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Kerr was a member of the University Christian church.

The body was removed to the Parson mortuary. Funeral arrangements were to be completed today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 5, 1947

Brother Of Local Woman Passes Away

Robert L. Adams, 59, of 1100 Sheridan street, Richmond, died Wednesday evening after an extended illness. He was a brother of Mrs. Addie Wicker of Union City, and had resided in Richmond for the past 40 years.

Besides the sister, he leaves the widow, Margaret; six sons, two other sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in Elkhorn cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 5, 1947

Clarence H. Minton, Related Locally, Dies At Home In Muncie

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death of Clarence Harrison Minton 56, which occurred unexpectedly Wednesday at his home, 1802 Hines street, in Muncie.

A former resident of Ansonia, Mr. Minton had lived in Muncie for approximately the past 20 years and was employed there by the Owens-Illinois glass plant.

Surviving are the widow, Lula; nine children, all of Muncie; three brothers, Noah, of Ansonia; Charles of Dayton, and Robert, of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Lily Ritenhouer, of near Elroy; Mrs. Elsie Oswalt, of Lightsville, and Mrs. Margaret Main, of Fort Wayne; three half-sisters, Mrs. Albert McKibben and Miss Betty Minton, both of Union City, and Mrs. Robert Hale, of Greenville; and one half-brother, Marion Minton, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Christian Pilgrim church, 1010 North Burns street, Muncie. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery in that city. Friends may call at the residence after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 5, 1947

Lee Wilson Is Found Dead; Rites Friday

Lee S. Wilson, 46-year-old Darke county livestock dealer, was found dead in bed at his home, two miles northwest of Coletown, at 8:30 p. m. Tuesday by his wife, Hazel. Medical examiners pronounced death due to a heart attack.

A native of Van Wert county, he had lived in Darke county for the last fourteen years.

His wife and a sister, Mrs. Lora Harris, of Van Wert, are the only immediate survivors.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Stocker funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 5, 1947

Portland Woman Dies of Injuries; Sister Of Ridgeville Man

Portland, Ind., June 5 Injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile here early Monday morning caused the death of Mrs. Eva Winegarden, 70, yesterday in the Jay County hospital.

Mrs. Winegarden was leaving the restaurant where she was employed, when hit by the car operated by Walter Loy, Jr., of Portland. He was not held. Her death was the fourth traffic fatality since Saturday.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Stratton of College Corner; two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Della Gebert of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert Schroll, of Portland, and one brother, Denmin Turner of Ridgeville. Mrs. Winegarden came to Portland four years ago, after residing on a farm east of Bluff Point for many years.

Funeral services will be held at the Antioch church, with Rev. Marshall Weaver of Portland, officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch cemetery. Friends may call at the daughter's home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 6, 1947

Darke County Death Charles W. Mackel

Greenville Charles W. Mackel, 80, a resident of Greenville and vicinity for the last 73 years, died Tuesday night at Wayne hospital after a short illness. There are no immediate survivors. Turpen-McKnight funeral home was in charge of burial arrangements.

[Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery on Friday, June 6th.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 7, 1947

Oliver Slattery Dies At Hospital In Union City

Oliver H. Slattery, 58, husband of Mrs. Fredrica Slattery, superintendent of the Union City hospital, died Friday night at 11:30 at the hospital where he had been confined since June 1. Mr. Slattery, who had been in failing health for the past year, resided at 651 North Howard street, Union City.

Before coming to Union City in May of 1946, he was a salesman for the Supreme Paint company of Cleveland, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U. S. naval forces for 15 years, having served during and after World War I. He was a member of the Elks lodge of Columbus, O., and the Catholic church.

The body has been taken to Minster, O., where final rites will be held at 9 a. m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Minster.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Tobens, of Dayton, O., one granddaughter, Pamela, and several brothers and sisters.

[Funeral services were held on Monday morning at Ft. Loramie, Ohio. Burial was made in a cemetery there.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 7, 1947

Mrs. Lilly Lewis Is Claimed By Death At Hamilton, Ohio

Mrs. Lilly Lewis, formerly of Union City, died Friday evening at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Simons, 416 Marcia avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, after an extended illness.

A native of Cincinnati, Mrs. Lewis had lived in Union City for 45 years until the death of her husband, Julius, five years ago. At that time she made her home with the son-in-law and daughter. During her residence in Union City, she was prominent in social activities.

Other survivors include one son, William Lewis of Hamilton; three grandchildren, and one sister, Cecile.

Services will be held at 10 a. m. on Monday at Hamilton. Burial will be made in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 7, 1947

Death Claims Sister Of Local Woman

Mrs. D. G. Berkebile of Union City, has received word of the death of her sister, Miss Elizabeth Kintner, 59, which occurred Thursday at a rest home in Wenatchee, Wash., from complications . Miss Kintner had been confined to the rest home since last January and her condition had been serious for the past few weeks.

Besides the sister, she leaves three brothers, Edward, of North Manchester, Ind.; Owen, of Wenatchee, and John, of Alvordton, O., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were not disclosed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 9, 1947

Darke County Death James Clinton Long

Greenville A former Darke county resident, James Clinton Long, 77, died Thursday at Piqua hospital. He leaves his wife, Mary; one son, Robert, Piqua, and two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Utz, of near Rossburg, and Mrs. Ruth Jenkins, of Akron. Rites were held Sunday at North Star, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 10, 1947

Judge J. H. Smith Dies In Oklahoma; Was U. C. Native

Word received here disclosed the death of Judge J. Harvey Smith, a native of Union City, which occurred Sunday night at his home in Sapulpa, Okla., after an extended illness.

He received his education in the West Side high school and Indiana university at Bloomington. During the summer months while he was completing his education for a law degree, Mr Smith was associated with the old Shockney Brothers law office in Union City. He left this city in 1909 to make his home in the West and for several years served as a district judge there.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Belle; one sister, Miss Adeline Smith of Union City, and a brother, Albert, of Long Beach, Calif.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at Sepulpa. Interment will be in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 11, 1947

Mary Ellen Boyer Dies At Covington

Services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Boyer, 82, who passed away Monday at her home, 428 North High street, Covington, Ohio, following a stroke she had suffered a few hour earlier, will be held at a funeral home in Covington Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Linus, with whom she made her home, and Ira, of Gettysburg; one daughter; Mrs. H. R. Christian, of near Covington and five grandchildren, Emmerson and Richard Boyer and Velma Christian, all of Covington; Gerald Christian, of Union City, and Mrs. George Swab, of Gettysburg. The husband, Daniel, one daughter, and two sons are deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 11, 1947

Darke County Death Ella N. Bailey

Greenville Mrs. Ella N. Bailey, 91, mother of C. L. Bailey, superintendent of Greenville public schools, died Sunday at Wayne hospital. She had made her home with the son for the past three years.

Other survivors include another son, W. R. Bailey, faculty member of Otterbein college, Westerville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Rites were held Tuesday at Greenville, with burial at Lockington, north of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 11, 1947

Darke County Death Margaret Dixon

Coletown Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Coletown Congregational Christian church for Mrs. Margaret Nancy Dixon, 88, who died Saturday night at her farm home, near Coletown. Burial was at Greenville. The deceased, widow of John Dixon, was a lifelong resident of Darke county. She leaves four sons and two daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 12, 1947

Isaac Johnson Dies Tuesday At Home In Lynn

Isaac Grant Johnson, 81, died Tuesday evening. He resided in Lynn and was well known in the community. Mr. Johnson was a former road contractor, and a well known farmer.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Inez Bookout, of Muncie; Mrs. Hilda Shade, of Saginaw, Mich.; two sons, Merl, of Richmond, and James A., of Lynn; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Friends church. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery. Rev. Franklin Chant is to be the officiating minister.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 12, 1947

Darke County Death Frank J. Dapore

Versailles Frank J. Dapore, 81, retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at a rest home in Piqua. He had spent the major part of his life on farms near Versailles and Russia. He leaves five sons, one daughter, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at St. Remy's Catholic church in Russia Thursday morning. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 13, 1947

Death Claims Mary R. Ruff In Union City

Mrs. Mary Ruth Ruff, 51, wife of Joseph Ruff, passed away Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock at her home, 606 North Union street, Union City, after a six-month illness. She had been bed-fast since February.

Born on November 13, 1895 in West Manchester, O., she was the daughter of Grant and Susan Bruss-Parks. She received her education in West Manchester schools and was married to Mr. Ruff in that city on November 7, 1914. They came to Union City in 1916.

Mrs. Ruff was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren and Ladies Aid and Missionary societies of the church. She was prominently known in the Union City community.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Joseph Ruff, Jr., and Richard Ruff, both of Union City; three grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Troutwine, of West Manchester. One brother is deceased.

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

The body has been removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after Saturday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1947

Death Claims Ora Brown, 67, in Indianapolis

In failing health for the past year and critically ill the past few days, Ora G. Brown, 67, former Winchester restaurant owner, courthouse custodian and court room bailiff, died this morning in Veterans' hospital, Indianapolis.

The body was to be returned to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester this afternoon.

Mr. Brown, who lived with his wife, Pearl, at 206 North Meridian street, had been in the Veterans' hospital for the last month. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and at the time of his death was commander of the McKinley Camp 66, Spanish-American War Veterans.

A prominent Republican and party worker, he had been a candidate for sheriff.

Surviving are the wife, Pearl; four sons, Lester of Winchester, James and Robert of California and Everett of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two stepsons, Virgil Puckett of Winchester and Howard Puckett of Richmond; one daughter, Mabel Frame of Richmond; and two sisters, Mrs. Franklin Addington of Lynn and Mrs. Paul Clark of Richmond.

[Military funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at the Maxville cemetery by Rev. Harvey Thornburg and Rev. Jacob Frasier.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1947

Missing Greenville Man Is Found Dead In Gravel Pit Pond

The body of Christian Clark, 60, of Greenville, who had been missing since early Thursday morning, was found at noon Friday in a gravel pit pond, one-half mile east of that city's corporation limits on route 71, the Greenville-West Milton road.

Police report that the body was recovered from deep water about 15 feet from the banks of the pond near where footprints leading into the water had been discovered.

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

His immediate survivors include a wife, Sophia, and two daughters, Mrs. Richard Shilling, of St. Marys, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert Long, of Arlington, Va.

The body is at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1947

Father Of Local Man Passes Away

Alexandria, Ind., June 14 James C. Brotherton, 68, Blackford county farmer for many years, died Friday afternoon in a Richmond hospital. He was the father of Burdell Brotherson of Union City, route two.

Other survivors include two daughters, five other sons, 42 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Church of God at Roll. Burial will be in the Asbury cemetery north of Roll.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1947

Native Of Ridgeville, Harry C. Clapp, 67, Is Dead At Muncie

Muncie, Ind., June 14 Harry Carlton Clapp, 67, of 711 Powers street, former motorman for the Union Traction company, died at 12:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Ball Memorial hospital following a lingering illness.

Born in Ridgeville, Mr. Clapp moved to Muncie in 1903 and went to work for the traction company. He remained in its employ until the interurban service was abandoned, taking the last to the Anderson shops. He was a member of the Friends church and the Delaware Masonic lodge. He had been in failing health the past three years and had become seriously ill two weeks ago.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Marjorie Clapp, one daughter, Mrs. Charles R. Warren, and one brother, Adrian Clapp, of Portland, Ore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock Monday morning at the Friends church by the Rev. William Seyers of Richmond. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1947

Darke County Death Lodema Hathaway

Greenville Rites were held Saturday afternoon at Greenville for Mrs. Lodema (Deem) Hathaway, 81, who died Wednesday at her home here. Interment was at Abbottsville. She had spent the major part of her life on a farm in Van Buren township. One daughter, Ethel Hathaway, member of the Greenville high school faculty, is her only immediate survivor.

[Lodema Jane Slade Hathaway]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 16, 1947

Brother Of Local Man Is Claimed By Death In Portland

Portland, Ind., June 16 William R. Armstrong, 72, owner of the Armstrong book store and Armstrong Publishing company, died Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Jay County hospital, where he had been a patient for five weeks.

A former teacher in the Madison township and Portland schools, he had served as Jay county school superintendent for 18 years. He attended Tri-State college at Angola.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rufus Scales of Archbold, Ohio, Mrs. Robert M. Kist of Winchester and Mrs. John McCoy, Jr., of Portland; two sons, Robert of Ypsilanti, Mich., and John of Portland; one brother, Ara of near Union City; two sisters, Mrs. George Foster of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace Frasher of Portland, and seven grandchildren. Mr. Armstrong was a member of the Masonic lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baird funeral home by Rev. Edward McCance. Burial will be in Green Pary cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 16, 1947

Death Claims Nellie Z. Dienst; Services Tuesday

Mrs. Nellie Zumbrum Dienst, 52, died in the Randolph County hospital at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Main Street Church of Christ at Winchester, with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Burial will be in the New Lisbon cemetery near Union City.

Mrs. Dienst had been a resident of Winchester for the past 27 years coming to the city from Fort Recovery, O. Since that time she had been a telephone operator. She was a member of the Winchester Business and Professional Women's club and the Church of Christ.

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

Surviving are the husband, Theodore, and three sisters, Mrs. Olive Blacher of Woodland, Mich., Mrs. Frank Weimer of North Manchester, and Mrs. Ora Royer of Vandalia, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 17, 1947

Darke County Death Etta Fourman

Arcanum Mrs. Etta May Fourman, 77, wife of William Fourman, died Saturday at her home, one mile north of Arcanum, following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Arcanum vicinity. Besides the husband, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Ed. Lindemuth, of Greenville. Services were held Monday afternoon at the residence, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1947

Services Thursday For Paul B. Sibery

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville for Paul B. Sibery, 30-year-old Greenville man, who died Monday at University hospital, Columbus, O., after an extended illness from diabetes. Rev. W. L. Denlinger will officiate, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

Survivors include his father and mother, Walter and Ethel Sibery, both of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Stuart, Union City, and Mrs. Earl Davidson, also of Greenville, and one brother, Richard, of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1947

Stephen Applegate, Former Resident, Dies At Troy, O.

Stephen Applegate, 84, died Tuesday at his home in Troy, Ohio, from the effects of a heart attack. He formerly lived northeast of Union City and was a member of the Christian church at Ansonia.

Surviving are one son, Herschel Applegate of Troy, and the brother, Elmore Applegate, of six miles north of Union City.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia in charge of Rev. H. N. Gorley, pastor of the Lutheran church at Troy. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

The body will be brought to the Ansonia funeral home Friday at 10 a. m. at which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1947

William Cheney, 82, Dies At Home In Winchester

William Lafayette Cheney, 82, lifelong resident of Winchester, died at 1 o'clock this morning at his home, 277 Greenville avenue. He had been ill since May 6, death being caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mr. Cheney was engaged in the business of abstracting real estate in the law office of Macy and Goodrich, for many years, retiring due to ill health in 1943.

He was born in Winchester November 1, 1865, the son of Judge John J. Cheney and Mary Steele Cheney and was educated in the public schools, graduating from Winchester high school and later attending the University of Pennsylvania school of Pharmacy.

Mr. Cheney was married to Mary Frances Irvin on February 7, 1890. His wife died in 1946.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Alice Gentzsch of New York City, and a grandson, William Albert Cheney of Winchester, son of the late John Irvin Cheney.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Mr. Cheney's body will be taken to the church at 2 p. m. and lie in state until 2:30 m at which time the casket will be closed.

Friends may call at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home after 9 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1947

J. M. Ozbun, 83, Dies Monday At Home Near Lynn

Johathon M. Ozbun, 83, of three and one-half miles west of Lynn, died Monday morning. He was the son of Isaac and Mary Davis Ozbun and lived his entire life in the Lynn community.

Survivors include the widow, Florence, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Ozbun will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Lynn Friends church. Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. C. N. Porter, will officiate. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 19, 1947

Harve Rowe, 81, County Native, Dies In Muncie

Muncie, Ind., June 19 Harve Rowe, 81, prominent policeman in Muncie for 32 years and nine months, died in an ambulance about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a few minutes after he suffered a heart seizure while repairing plumbing in a house that he owns on South Franklin street. His home was at 219 West Howard street.

His body was removed to the Meeks mortuary, where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt, pastor of St. John's Universalist church, and burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Muncie policemen will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Rowe is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ella Davis of Winchester, and two brothers, Frank Rowe of Richmond and John H. Rowe of near Union City.

He was born in Randolph county, three miles west of Union City on March 29, 1866. Before coming to Muncie to work as a carpenter, he served as a policeman at Montpelier. He retired as Muncie merchant policeman little more than a year ago.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Christian church at Harrisville, Randolph county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 20, 1947

Ex-Portland Man Dies In Michigan

Portland, Ind., June 20 Samuel Sweigart, 84, former resident of Portland, died Thursday afternoon at Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Velma Stout, of Elkhart; and two sons, Charles, of north of Dunkirk, and Earl of Sturgis, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife in 1943.

The body will be brought to the Williamson funeral home in Portland. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 20, 1947

Darke County Death Michael McGuire

Arcanum Funeral services were held Wednesday in Arcanum for Michael L. McGuire, 74-year-old resident of this place, whose death Sunday followed a short illness. Burial was at Abbottsville. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Baker, Dayton; one son, Lloyd, also of Dayton; three grandchildren; a brother, Richard, of Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Brennan, Cincinnati; Mrs. Joseph Dwyer, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Margaret Requarth, Cleveland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 21, 1947

Death Claims Former Resident Of Union City

Jacob O. (Jake) Hart, 60, of New Paris, O., formerly of Union City, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruthanna Pipenger, route two, Centerville, Ind., after a six-week's illness from complications.

Mr. Hart was born on November 2, 1877, near Union City in Darke county, son of Levi and Elizabeth Loy-Hart. He was educated in this community and had followed the occupation of Farming until his retirement several years ago. He moved from the Union City community to New Paris 12 years ago.

Besides the daughter, he leaves one other daughter, Miss Hazel Hart, of New Paris; one son, Oscar Hart, Richmond; two grandchildren; one brother, Joe Hart, of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Val Robinson, of east of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Hillgrove Federated church, in charge of C. R. Coblentz. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Kessler funeral home in New Paris where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1947

Hedrick Death Occurs Sunday Near Union City

Sylvester Hedrick, 83-year-old prominent retired farmer, passed away Sunday morning at 8:10 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. P. Welch, four miles south of Union City on the Jackson pike, after a serious illness of five years' duration.

Born in Mississinawa township, Darke county on December 27, 1863, he was the son of John and Ellen Fuller-Hedrick. He received his education in Mississinawa township and was united in marriage with Mary Catherine Stump in Union City on March 8, 1888. For many years Mr. Hedrick was actively engaged in farming pursuits. With the exception of 15 years, he had lived in the Union City community all his life. For the past four years he and his wife had made their home with the daughter. Mr. Hedrick was a member of the Church of Christ at Carnahan in Darke county.

Surviving, besides the wife and daughter, are one other daughter, Mrs. Earl Lantz, of Union City; one son, H. S. Hedrick, Union City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Hedrick, also of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Death, of Cleveland.

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

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at the funeral home, in charge of Rev. R. S. Grubb of Converse, Ind., assisted by Rev. A. E. Kemp of Union City. Interment will be made in New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1947

Darke County Death August Schnippel

Burkettsville August J. Schnippel, 57-year-old Darke county native, was the victim of a heart attack Wednesday night while attending harness horse races at the fairgrounds in Troy. He was formerly of Burkettsville and had been active as a real estate broker at Piqua in recent years. He leaves his wife, Helen, his mother; four brothers and two sisters. Rites were held Saturday in Piqua. Burial was at Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1947

Darke County Death B. M. Kenworthy

Verona B. M. Kenworthy, 84, died Thursday near Verona. He leaves ten children. Services were held Sunday at the late residence, with burial at Lewisburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Flora Hole

Versailles Mrs. Flora Hole, 57, wife of Lynn W. Hole, Versailles, died Thursday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville. The husband, a sales representative of the Mikesell Products company, Dayton, is well known in Darke county. Services were held Monday at the late residence, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 24, 1947

Father And Son Die Within Seven Days; Were Related Locally

Services for Walter L. Sibery, 66, who died Sunday at his home on Greenville, route one, after an extended illness, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Rev. W. L. Denlinger was in charge. Burial was at Abbottsville.

A son, Paul Sibery, 30, died seven days ago. The son lived in Greenville.

Survivors of Walter Sibery include his wife, Ethel; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Davidson, Greenville, and Mrs. Virgil Stuart, Union City, and a son, Richard, of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 25, 1947

Death Claims Bertha Kesler This Morning

Mrs. Bertha M. Kesler, 68, wife of Ross Kesler, died this morning at 4:20 o'clock at her residence on Fort Recovery, route three, one mile west of Rose Hill, after a serious illness of two weeks. She had been in failing health for the last year.

A native of Madison township in Jay county, she was born on June 6, 1879, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Locker-Wagner. She received her education in Madison township schools and was married to Mr. Kesler in Jay county on April 9, 1902. They had resided near Fort Recovery for the past 36 years. She was a member of the Lisbon church, near Union City.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Root, of Dayton; two sons, Clarence Kesler, of Fort Wayne, and Glenn, of Dayton; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Halan Mitchell, of Jay county, Mrs. Charles Robert, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Hartzell Fellers, Beamsville, O., and one brother, Edward Bartling, who resides in Illinois.

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

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 25, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Kate Harter

Arcanum Mrs. Kate Harter, 77, died Sunday at the home of a son, Raymond, in Arcanum. The widow of Ira Harter, she had lived in Arcanum for the past 29 years.

Surviving are two other sons, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister. Rites were held Tuesday at Arcanum. Burial was at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 25, 1947

Darke County Death Clyde E. Rice

Greenville Clyde E. Rice, 57, died Sunday night at his home in Greenville, two hours after suffering a heart attack in the Dues Machinery company's plant in Ansonia, where he was employed. He leaves his wife, Ruth; three sons, Fred, of Arcanum, route one, and Ray and Byron, both of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Lindemuth, of near Arcanum; his mother, Mrs. Harry Rice, Greenville; six grandchildren, and a brother, Clinton, of Dayton. Rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Greenville. Burial was at Abbottsville.

[His Death Record states he was 51 years old at death.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 26, 1947

2 Darke County Residents Die In Collision

Arcanum Two Darke county persons were killed Wednesday morning and three other persons were injured seriously in a head-on collision between two autos southeast of here on Ohio-49.

The dead persons were Mrs. Marie Coombs, Rural Route 1, Arcanum, and Roland Oswalt, Arcanum.

The injured were:
LaVerne Flory, Rural Route 3, Greenville, who suffered a fractured skull, Fractured jaw, and lacerations. His condition was reported as poor by Good Samaritan hospital authorities in Dayton.
Jame Barkley, Arcanum, who suffered a brain concussion. He still was unconscious Wednesday evening. His condition was listed as critical at Wayne hospital, Greenville.
Henry B. Wilson, Rural Route 3, Dayton, who suffered cuts and internal injuries. Wayne hospital authorities said he was to be removed to a Dayton hospital.

Ohio state police said the two autos crashed head on about two miles north of Phillipsburg. Wilson was headed south and Flory, accompanied by the three other persons, was traveling north. State police said an investigation of the accident is continuing.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1947

Rites Are Held For Rossburg Carpenter

Funeral services for Clinton O. (Dude) Brock, 67-year-old Rossburg carpenter, who died unexpectedly Wednesday from the effects of a heart attack, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rossburg Methodist church, north east of Union City. Interment was in the Brock cemetery.

His death occurred while he was working at a farm near Bradford, O.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Harbinson, and a grandchild; two brothers, Harley, of Dayton, and Ed. Of near Ansonia, and two sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Williamson, of near Greenville, and Mrs. Maude Armstrong, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 28, 1947

Third Victim Of Darke County Auto Crash Dies

A head-on collision early Wednesday morning on the Greenville-Dayton road, seven miles south of Arcanum, claimed its third victim Friday when James Barkley, 26, Arcanum, died at Wayne hospital, Greenville.

The two other victims, Mrs. Ricard Coombs, 29, Arcanum, R. R. 1, and Roland Oswalt, 33, Arcanum, were instantly killed.

Two persons are still in critical condition as a result of the crash. They are Laverne Flory, 28, Greenville, R. R. 3, who is a patient at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, and Henry B. Wilson, 33, Dayton R. R. 3, Former Montgomery county deputy sheriff. He is being treated at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton.

Barkley was employed at the Delco Products company. His immediate survivors include a wife and two daughters.

His body has been removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Reyman Rites Today

Last rites for Mrs. Jeanette Reyman, victim of a brutal rape-murder at Atlanta, Ga., last Wednesday , were held this afternoon at the Ridgeville Methodist church. Rev. Robert W. Fribley of Winchester, former pastor of the Ridgeville church, officiated. Burial was made in Lawndale cemetery.

The body was scheduled to arrive at Richmond by train at 9:56 a. m. Sunday, but due to failure to make connections at Cincinnati the casket did not arrive until 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Only directors of the Middleton funeral home were at the Richmond station to meet the train.

Rollie Reyman, husband of Jeanette, and the remainder of the family who had been in Georgia, arrived in Winchester by auto early Sunday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Services Tuesday For Shirley Mikesell Of Near Hollansburg

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Bethel Christian church for Shirley Mikesell, 64, who died at 4:30 p. m. at his home, four miles west of Hollansburg, O. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate and burial will be in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

Mr. Mikesell, a carpenter, is survived by his wife, Odessa; three sons, Vernie of Dayton and Brue and Dean, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Alice Rust of Connersville, Ind.; Mrs. Shirley Stuckey of Spartanburg, Ind.; Mrs. Lydie Stidham of Union City, Ind.; Mrs. Catherine Sharpe of Union City, and Beatrice and Beulah Mikesell at home; three brothers, Harry and Ward of Richmond, Ind., and Herschel of Flint, Mich., and 13 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Funeral Rites For Carpenter Youth To Be Wednesday

Funeral services for John Robert Carpenter, Jr., eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert and Velma Clawson-Carpenter, of West Chester, O., formerly of near Union City, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the local Evangelical United Brethren church. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will be in Charge. Burial will be in the Beamsville, O., cemetery.

The youth died Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock at the Sister of Mercy hospital in Hamilton, O., after an illness since February. He was born in Ansonia on April 9, 1939, and attended the West Chester schools.

Besides the parents, he leaves two brothers, James Keith and Michy Joel Carpenter, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carpenter, of west of Union City, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lawrence Clawson, of Ansonia.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Laura McKissock Dies At Lynn; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Laura McKissock, 59, who passed away at her home in Lynn Sunday morning following a lingering illness, will be conducted at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Wilbur Thorne in charge. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery at Richmond.

Mrs. McKissock was the widow of the late Robert McKissock. She was a member of the Lynn Methodist church and the Lynn chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Martin Meeks of Lynn; one sister, Ms. Reba Martin of Lynn; one aunt, Miss Anna Nye of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Rites Are Held For Mort Botkin, Killed By Train

Funeral services for Ira Morton (Mort) Botkin, 83, who was killed Saturday afternoon when he stepped into the path of a train northwest of Lynn, were conducted this afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Rev. Zelma Mills officiated. Burial was in Buena Vista cemetery.

Mr. Botkin, according to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, who investigated, stepped into the path of a Pennsylvania freight train near his home five miles northwest of Lynn at 2:30 p. m.

Mr. Botkin is survived by the widow Minnie; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Benton and Miss Martha Jane Botkin, both of Richmond; two sons, John Paul, of Columbus, Ohio, and Arthur M. of near Lynn; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He also is survived by one brother, Elmer, of Muncie; a half-sister, Mrs. Thirza Martin, of Lynn, and a half-brother, John W. Botkin, of near Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 30, 1947

Darke County Death Anna Erisman

Greenville Mrs. Anna C. Erisman, 85, Widow of W. H. (Bruff) Erisman, died Friday at her residence here. She had spent her entire life in Darke county. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Jefferis, Greenville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers. Services were held Monday in Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville.

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