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

Darke County Death Celia Ruth Bard

Ansonia A three-year-old Ansonia girl, Celia Ruth Bard, died Friday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville less that 15 hours after a baby brother had been born to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bard. The girl's death was attributed to an abdominal hemorrhage. Besides the parents, she leaves two sisters, four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Bard and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Beery, all of Ansonia, and two great-grandparents. Rites were held Monday afternoon at Greenville. Burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Charles Martin, Lynn, Dies In Richmond

Charles E. Martin, 70, passed away at the Reid Memorial hospital at 6:55 p. m. Tuesday. He was a resident of Lynn and a member of the West Christian church in Lynn.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Catty of Winchester; five sons, Clarence of Winchester, and Paul, Russell, Richard and Neil, all of Lynn; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Tarlie Myers of near Lynn; one brother, Jerry C. Martin of Wilmington, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. at the West Christian church in Lynn with Rev. Harold Oder officiating. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the son, Russell, in Lynn at any time.

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

While On Vacation [The Newspaper] Death

Mrs. Mary Wentworth Lamm, 81, widow of Josiah Lamm, died Thursday, July 3, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Corman Fox. Born in Delaware county, Mrs. Lamm moved to Randolph with her parents at the age of four and spent the remaining years of her life here. She was a member of the Winchester Friends church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Union and the Magazine Club, and at one time served as matron of the James Moorman Orphans home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 7, at the Summers funeral home in charge of Mrs. Aaron Napier. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

While On Vacation [The Newspaper] Death

Harry D. Crow died Friday, July 4, following a sudden illness. He had been in failing health for several weeks. A veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion, he was an employe of the shipping department of Anchor Hocking, moving to Winchester ten years ago from Lima, Ohio. Surviving are the widow, Agnes; the father, Isaac Crow, and a brother, Dale, both of Pleasant Lake; a sister, Mrs. G. C. Ruhlin of Van Wert, Ohio, and a foster sister, Mrs. Clara Rice of Lima. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6 at the Bear Creek church in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial was in the New Dayton cemetery.

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

While On Vacation [The Newspaper] Death

Funeral services for Mrs. Maude M. Cox, 61, who died Saturday, July 5, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Michael in Muncie, were held Thursday at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Revs. George Addington and Vance Davison of Ridgeville. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

While On Vacation [The Newspaper] Death

Word was received here of the death of Charles Adams of Bellefontaine, Ohio, death occurring at a Marion, Ohio hospital [d. 2 July 1947.] He was the son of the late Frank Adams of Winchester and a brother of Mrs. William E. Barr of Winchester. Mr. Adams was an employe of the Bellefontaine-Indianapolis division of the Big Four railroad for 40 years. For 25 years he was a company engineer. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, two sons and one sister.

[ Burial was made at Bellefontaine.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 1947

Gladys Billman, Ridgeville, Dies; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Gladys Marie Billman, 43, wife of Fladuis Billman, passed away at her home in Ridgeville Tuesday morning foll0wiong an illness.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Middleton funeral chapel in Ridgeville Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. John Hunt. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery.

Surviving other than the husband are six children, Mrs. Elsie Funkhouser of Dunkirk, Eugene Marjorie, Evelyn, Lulabelle and Carl, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Wooters of Ridgeville; five sisters, Mrs. Herb Adams, Mrs. Jay Tharp, Mrs. Roe Tharp, Mrs. Dwight Moistnes and Mrs. Louis Croyle, Jr., all of Ridgeville; two brothers, Charles and Robert Wooters, of Ridgeville.

Two sons were killed in World War II; LeRoy, 19, wounded in Belgium on January 9, 1945, and died in England on January 20, 1945; Merlin, 18, killed on the USS Braine in the Pacific area on May 27, 1945.

Friends may call at the chapel after noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 1947

Adalaska Swhier, 87, Dies At Portland; Funeral Rites Friday

Portland, Ind., July 16 Adalaska Swhier, 87, retired Jay county farmer, died yesterday in the Jay County hospital. He spent most of his life on a Jefferson township farm.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Smith of Jefferson township; one son, Walter of Portland; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lullie Steed of Pawers Station, Mrs. P. L. Trash of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Fannie Pascall of Dunkirk, and two brothers, W. S. and P. D. Swhier, both of Portland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Baird chapel, in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg of Farmland. Burial will be in the Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey. Friends may call at the daughter's home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 1947

Darke County Death Della F. Miller

Greenville Mrs. Della Forrest Miller, 80, died Monday at the home of a son, Roy W. Miller, 720 Spain street. Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Greenville. Burial was in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 16, 1947

Darke County Death William Hiegel

Dawn Word has been received here of the death of William Hiegel, formerly of Darke county, which occurred Saturday at his home in Paradise, Calif. Mr. Hiegel operated a grain elevator at Dawn for a number of yours. He leaves a wife and five children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 17, 1947

Frank Harshman, Retired Farmer, Dies In Portland

Frank Harshman, an 80-year-old retired farmer of the Union City community, passed away Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Jay County home in Portland after a three-weeks' serious illness from senility.

A native of Jackson, Ind., township, Mr. Harshman attended the Middletown school near Saratoga and was married to Sarah Ellen Poorman, who preceded him in death in 1911. Mr. Harshman had spent all his life in the Union City community, with the exception of the past two years which were spent at the Jay county home.

Surviving are five sons, Elmer, Harley, Roscoe and Herschel, all of the Union City community, and Kenneth Harshman, who resides in California; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Shauver, of Portland; Mrs. Jessie Geagle, of Fort Recovery; Dorothy Funk, of Greenville, and Mrs. Ida Coblentz, of Union City; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one half sister, Mrs. Hannah Shaw, of Saratoga. One son, Charles, is deceased.

The body has been removed to the Baird funeral home in Portland where friends may call at any time.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the new Lisbon Church of Christ with Rev. John Watson in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 17, 1947

Services Are Held For Hinkle Infant

Services for Stephen Allen Hinkle, infant son of Roger B. and June Paul-Hinkle, northwest of Harrisville on Winchester, route four, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Burial was at New Lisbon.

The infant was born yesterday morning at the Union City hospital and died there a few hours later.

Besides the parents, survivors include the paternal grandfather, Vinnie E. Hinkle, of Winchester, route four; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora Paul, Hagerstown, and a great-grandfather, Benjamin I. Culy, of Saratoga.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 18, 1947

Death Claims Retired Farmer Near Union City

Elmer E. Sullenberger, 83-year-old retired farmer, passed away Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at gis home on Union City, route three, one-half mile north of Spring Hill, following a serious illness of two days from a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health for several years.

Born on November 9, 1863 in Piqua, O., he was the son of John and Margaret Bireley-Sullenberger. Following his education Mr. Sullenberger was united in marriage with Henrietta Hauk sixty-one years ago at Piqua. They came to Union City from Piqua 55 years ago, and the death of Mrs. Sullenberger occurred last April 5. He had been actively engaged in farming pursuits for several years and was a member of the Methodist church in Union City.

Survivors include one son, Lewis Sullenberger, of Union City, route three, and four daughters, Mrs. Alice Smith, of Salamonia; Mrs. Margaret Yoder, Union City, route four; Mrs. Florence Lewis, Union City, route three, and Mrs. Edna Bickel, Union City; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One son, Forrest, is deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the late residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Saturday.

Last rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge and music by Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 18, 1947

Brother Of Ridgeville Men Dies Of Injuries; Services Saturday

Muncie, Ind., July 18 Donald Leroy Antrim, 31, of 110 West Eighth street, died Wednesday morning at Ball Memorial hospital of injuries received in a motorcycle accident near Muncie Monday.

Antrim was critically injured when a motorcycle on which he was riding as a passenger went off state road 3 south of the city limits and skidded in loose gravel. The driver, Charles Lawrence, 27, of 2818 South Elm street also was injured and is a patient at Ball hospital.

Antrim, who had lived in Muncie most of his life, was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Moose lodge at Dunkirk.

He is survived by the widow, Nora; the mother, Mrs. Mabel Antrim of near Albany; two brothers, Paul of Ridgeville and David of near Albany; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Faris and Mrs. Mary Stump, both of Dunkirk, Mrs. Louise Hanson and Miss Betty Antrim of Albany. A grandmother, Susan May Lewis, also survives.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Piepho funeral home where friends may call. Burial will be in Yorktown cemetery.

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

Hillgrove Woman Passes Away At Hospital

Mrs. Anna Niles, 78, of Hillgrove, wife of the late Joseph Niles, died this morning at 9:25 o'clock at the Union City hospital after a two months' serious illness from complications. She had been confined to the hospital for about three weeks and had been in failing health for over one year.

A life-long resident of Darke county, she was born in Allen township, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Zacharias-Shomber. Her husband preceded her in death 15 years ago.

Surviving are one son, Earl Niles of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Nead, of Lawrenceville, Ill.; several grandchildren and one brother, Henry Shomber of Lightsville. One daughter is deceased.

The body is at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Monday at the funeral home. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

James G. Cook, 66-year-old Hollansburg carpenter and brother of Ernest Cook of Union City, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a lingering illness. A native of Kentland, Ind., he had resided at Hollansburg for the past 10 years.

Besides the brother, Mr. Cook leaves the wife, May; three sisters, and two other brothers. Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison. Burial will be at Hollansburg. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Jesse Oswalt Succumbs Today At Farm Home

After an eight weeks serious illness, James Marion Oswalt, 52 year old prominent farmer, passed away this morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home on Union City route one. He had been ill four years.

A life-long resident of the Union City community, he was born on March 23, 1895 in Mississinawa township, Darke county, son of Aaron and Ella Clark-Oswalt. He attended Horney school near Cosmos, and was married to Mable McKibben on October 9, 1918, at Lightsville. Mr. Oswalt was a member of the Lightsville Grange and Methodist church.

Besides the wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Eldine Winterrowd of Lightsville; one son, Joseph Oswalt at home; one granddaughter; five brothers, William, Ralph, Herschel and Ray, all of Union City, and ???? Oswalt of Arcanum, two sister, Mrs. Angie Thornhill and Miss Vesta Oswalt, both of Union City. One son died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Lightsville Methodist church with Rev. Richard Applegate officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City.

The body has been removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Sunday.

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

Darke County Death Elmer Tharp

Greenville Elmer Tharp, 75, retired Greenville sewer contractor, died Wednesday night at Wayne hospital less than eight hours after he had collapsed on a sidewalk in the downtown area. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke. Survivors include his wife, Fannie, and two sons, Alva and Theodore, both of here. Rites were held Saturday afternoon. Burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Emma A. Davidson

Versailles The body of Mrs. Emma A. Davidson, 77, formerly of Wayne township, Darke County, who died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Young, in Sidney, was returned to her late home four miles north of Versailles, for Funeral services. The rites were held Saturday and burial in the Coppess cemetery at Stelvideo.

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

Darke County Death Martha Whitmer

Greenville - Martha Whitmer, 88, widow of Charles Whitmer, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vern Deeter, 128 Oakwood avenue. Besides the daughter, she leaves two sons. Services were held this afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Christian church, with burial in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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

Fred W. Wertz Dies; Gave Up Business For Evangelistic Work

Muncie, Ind., July 21 Fred W. Wertz, 57, former Muncie manufacturer of baseball pool tickets and card games who turned evangelist and the founder of a nation-wide prayer service, died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at Beaumont, Tex., as the result of a stroke suffered July 11 while he was on an evangelist tour.

Wertz, who had resided in Florida since he resigned the presidency of the Wertz Novelty company in 1944, had suffered a previous stroke in February but had continued his activities as an evangelist.

The body is expected to arrive in Muncie Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Piepho funeral home. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

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

Samuel Coats Dead At 73; Rites Tuesday

Samuel O. Coats, 73, a carriage painter in Union City for 25 years, died Saturday afternoon at his home near Winchester following an illness of over two years.

Last rites will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester, with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

From Union City Mr. Coats went to Cleveland, O., returning to Winchester two and one-half years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edith Folger of Cleveland; three brothers, Russell of Winchester, James of Canton, O., and Orla of Missoula, Mo.; three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Death Claims Charles Ladd; Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, for Charles J. Ladd, 81, former Winchester resident who died at 6:45 a. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sebert Bretz, 11 miles southeast of Winchester, following an illness of two years. Rev. J. Walter Gibson of Daleville, will officiate and burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Born in Washington Court House, O., Mr. Ladd moved first to Delaware county, Ind., and then to Winchester in 1916 where he resided at 633 North West street for 28 years. He had lived with his daughter the past three years. There are no other immediate survivors.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the Chapel Church at Washington Court House.

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

Darke County Death Nellie Longnecker

Greenville Miss Nellie Longnecker, active Greenville businesswoman, died Friday at her home here. A native of Beamsville, Miss Longnecker had resided in Greenville since 1903.

Survivors include her father, Harve Longnecker, Greenville; two brothers, Otto of Covington, and William, of here, and two sisters, Mrs. Algie Brandon and Mrs. Otto Burns, both of here. Rites were held Monday with burial in Greenville cemetery.

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

Harry M. Lowe Dies Today At Winchester Home

Harry M. Lowe, 68, an employe of the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation for several years, died at his home, 222 South East street, at 5:30 o'clock this morning following an illness of three weeks.

Surviving are the widow, Josephine; three sons, Elvin and Harry of Winchester, and Earl of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Ryan of Winchester, and Mrs. Audrey Wagner of Downey, Calif.; two brothers, Charles of Charleston, West Va., and Frank of East St. Louis, Ill.; three sisters, Minnie Brumley of Jonesboro, Ind., May Brandenberg of Albany, Calif., and Hazel Tomilinson of Quincy, Ind.

Funeral services for Mr. Lowe will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester, with Rev. Raymond D. Harris officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away; Rites Wednesday

Roy F. Sullenbarger, 40, brother of Robert Sullenbarger of near Union City, was found dead in bed at his home, three miles south of Greenville, on Sunday afternoon. Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, has pronounced death due to a coronary thrombosis.

Besides the brother, he leaves a wife, Dorothy; two sons, Thurman and Russell, at home; two daughters, Ruth Aileen and Donna Jean, also at home, and six sisters, Mrs. Roy Bromagen, Greenville, route one; Mrs. David Flory, Springfield, O.; Mrs. Marley Drew and Mrs. Robert Mowery, both of Greenville, route four; Mrs. Hazel Bilheimer, Troy, and Mrs. Orla Swartz, Coletown.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Thompson Services Held At Franklin

Funeral services for A. A. Thompson, father of Leon Thompson of Union City, principal of Wayne township high school, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in Franklin, Ind. Burial was in a cemetery there.

Mr. Thompson, a retired farmer, passed away Saturday evening at a Fort Wayne hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Franklin vicinity. Other survivors include his wife.

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

Agnes Brown Dies At Home After Attack In Church

Mrs. Agnes Brown, 58, died suddenly at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at her home in Winchester. She was stricken about an hour earlier while attending a church service and was removed to her home.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carmon Mock and Mrs. William Kalber, Jr., both of Winchester; one son, Claude, at home; one sister, Mrs. Vern Hutchings, of Lynn; and two brothers, Forrest Davis of Richmond, and Paul Davis of Atlanta. Her husband, Fred, died in 1941.

Mrs. Brown spent most of her life five miles south of Winchester, moving to the city last fall.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday in the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body was removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home to the residence, 511 High street, Thursday, where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death George M. Beshore

Gettysburg George M. Beshore, 81-year-old Adams township farmer, died Monday at his home, three miles north of Gettysburg on Bradford, route one, after a short illness. He leaves a wife, Emma; four daughters, two sons and a sister. Services were held Thursday at Oak Grove church, north of Gettysburg, with burial in Oakland cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Samuel M. Myers

Greenville Samuel Monroe Myers, a former resident of Greenville, died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., last Monday. He was born in Greenville township, near the old Weimer mill on the Union City road, and has resided in Indianapolis for the past 50 years. He is survived by his widow, one son and three daughters. Services and burial took place in Indianapolis.

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

Darke County Death Arthur North

Arcanum Arthur North, 65, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Reed, Arcanum. Surviving are three sons, three other daughters, 25 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday afternoon in Arcanum, with burial in Mote cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Rufus R. Moore

Hollansburg Rufus R. Moore, 93, died Tuesday night at his home here. His survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Etta Russ, of New Madison; one son, Carl, of Hollansburg; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Parks, of Kitchel; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday afternoon at Hollansburg, with burial in the cemetery there.

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

Death Of Ora Kuhn Raises Auto Fatalities To Eight In County

Death at 4:45 p. m. Friday of Ora Kuhn, 46-year-old Winchester route 1 farmer, today had raised to eight the number of 1947 traffic fatalities in Randolph county. He died at the Randolph County hospital of injuries suffered in a two-car accident at 2:30 p. m.

Still patients in the hospital are: Goldie Kuhn, 42, the deceased's wife Reported as much improved. X-rays were taken this morning to determine the extent of injuries.
Hazel Kuhn, 18, daughter In critical condition with head injuries and fractured left collar bone.
Glen Yaney, 24, Ridgeville route 3 Broken right foot.
Dismissed to his home, 419 Oak street, Winchester, after medical treatment at the hospital was Ben Holliday, who suffered facial cuts and bruises.

The accident occurred, according to Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh when the 1937 V-8 driven by Yaney crashed broadside into the 1930 Model A Ford owned and operated by Mr. Kuhn at the intersection of the East Jackson street (old Winchester-Farmland road) and the Lincoln school road, one and one-half miles west of Winchester.

Mr. Kuhn, his wife and daughter were going north on the gravel Lincoln road. Yaney, accompanied by Holliday, going east on the Jackson paved road.

The car driven by Yaney, an employe of Anchor Hocking in Winchester is owned by a brother, Ivan Yaney of Berne route 3.

Both cars were practically demolished, Sheriff Puterbaugh said, the motor of the Kuhn machine being knocked out by the impact. No charges are contemplated, he said today.

[Funeral services for Mr. Kuhn were held Monday at the Thornburg funeral home conducted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death John Money

Hollansburg John M. Money, 66, died Thursday. A painter, he was working at the home of Mrs. Mary Harley when he fell from his ladder. Dr. C. B. Slick of Lynn, pronounced death due to a heart attack which occurred before he fell. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons and two half-sisters. Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hollansburg Christian church. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Darke County Death Dr. William H. Bucke

Arcanum Dr. William H. Bucke, 81-year-old Arcanum veterinarian, died Wednesday at his home here. Dr. Bucke had practiced in Arcanum for the past 14 years. Earlier he had lived in Eaton, where he had served as postmaster. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; one son, and a sister. Services were held today in Arcanum. Burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Lizzie Barga

Frenchtown Mrs. Lizzie [Elizabeth] Barga, 79, wife of Dora Barga, well-known Patterson township farmer, died Tuesday at her home here. Besides the husband, she leaves four sons, Art Barga, of near Brock, who is vice-president of the Darke county fair board; Felix, also of near Brock; Homer and L. O. Barga, both of here, and four daughters, Mrs. Albert Barton, Bradford; Victoria Barga, at home; Mrs. Martha Bulcher, of Kimberly, Idaho, and Mrs. Leonard Ayette, of near North Star. Services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at Holy Family church in Frenchtown, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Ridgeville Boys Are Killed Early Sunday

With the death Sunday of two Ridgeville boys, Randolph county's automobile accident fatality list today had been raised from seven to ten withing a three-day period.

Killed Sunday in a wreck on state road 28 a mile and a half east of Ridgeville were:
William Wolfe, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Wolfe.
James Scott, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Scott.

The accident occurred about 3:30 a. m. Sunday, both boys being killed instantly. A third occupant of the 1928 Ford driven by Wolfe Gerald May, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar May of Ridgeville was injured and today remains a patient in the Randolph County hospital.

His condition is reported as satisfactory by the attending physician, but extent of his injuries will not be known until reports of x-rays, taken yesterday, have been returned.

The third fatality was Ora Kuhn, 46, of near Lickskillet, who died about two hours after an accident east of Farmland last Friday afternoon. Last rites for Mr. Kuhn were held this afternoon at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

Funeral services for William Wolfe will e conducted at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Ridgeville Evangelical church in charge of Rev. A. S. Truex, with burial in Lawndale cemetery. The body today was removed from the Middleton mortuary to the Wolfe home.

Surviving, other than the parents, are two brothers, Robert and Joseph; a grandfather, William Wolfe, and a grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Metz, both of Ridgeville. The deceased, a 1947 graduate of Ridgeville high school, had been employed at the D-X service station in Winchester.

Last rites for James Scott will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Middleton funeral home, with burial in Lawndale cemetery. Friends may call at the Middleton chapel, where the body will remain.

Surviving, other than the parents. Are one sister4, Minnie Catherine at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Boswoth of Colorado Springs, Col.

James Scott had been employed by the Pennsylvania railroad.

Wolfe, according to Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh, who investigated, lost control of the car on a straight stretch of pavement, struck a guard post on a culvert, went into a ditch and traveled about 125 feet.

Sheriff Puterbaugh said marks indicated the machine had rolled end over end in the ditch. It was demolished. The accident occurred about 800 feet west of the Pennsylvania (Panhandle) railroad tracks. The car was going west.

Dr. Russell Engel, acting coroner, conducted an inquest later Sunday morning. Wolfe had sustained a broken neck; Scott a skull fracture.

It was reported from the hospital today that Miss Hazel Kuhn, 18, injured in the Friday accident which was fatal to her father, was still in a critical condition. Her mother, Goldie, is reported as satisfactory as is the condition of Glen Yaney, who suffered a broken foot in the wreck. Ben Holiday, of Winchester, was released from the hospital after medical attention.

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

Esta A. DeBolt, U. C. Resident, Dies At Dayton

Mrs. Esta A. DeBolt, 60-year-old wife of H. R. DeBolt of Union City, route one, died at 6:40 a. m. at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton from the effects of coronary occlusion. In failing health for the past two years, she was admitted to the Dayton hospital about ten days ago and was recuperating from major surgery when death occurred.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mrs. DeBolt was born northwest of the city on March 30, 1887, daughter of Rufus and Malinda Noffsinger-Hindsley. She received her education in the Mount Holly school, near her home and was married to Mr. DeBolt in 2905 on the old Rufus Hindsley farm. She was an active member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ and Ladies Aid society of the church.

Bedsides the husband, survivors include two sons, Charles Gail DeBolt, of Richmond, and Ronald R. DeBolt, of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Noffsinger, Bloomington, Ind.; six grandchildren; one brother, Alva Hindsley, Indianapolis, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Simmons and Mrs. Samuel Brooks, both of Union City, and Mrs. Andy Sharp, of Modoc.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lisbon church with Rev. R. S. Grubbs of Converse, Ind., in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

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

Albany Postmaster Dies; Rites Tuesday

Orville A. Saunders, 59, postmaster of Albany, Ind., since 1940, and a former businessman in that city, died at midnight Saturday at his home in Albany.

Dr. W. G. Molloy, Delaware county health officer, said death resulted from a heart attack. Saunders had been in good health and his death came suddenly and unexpectedly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Rush funeral home in Albany with Rev. Emory Smith officiating.

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

Lulu M. Hunter Death Occurs In Union City

After a week's serious illness following a stroke, Miss Lulu M. Hunter, 83-year-old retired dressmaker, passed away Sunday at 6:45 a. m. at her home on the second floor of the Hub City Finance building, North Columbia street, Union City.

Miss Hunter was born on April 21, 1864 in Ansonia, daughter of David F. and Mary Ann Dill-Hunter. She attended the Ansonia school, and was actively engaged in the occupation of dressmaking for several years. She came to Union City from Ansonia about 40 years ago.

A sister, Miss Cora M. Hunter, at home, and several cousins are the only surviving relatives.

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

Burial will be made in the Ansonia cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. There will be no funeral service.

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

Darke County Death Jesse Broadstock

New Madison Jesse Broadstock, 82, of New Madison, route one, died Friday at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond. He leaves a wife, Vora Bay; one daughter, Mrs. Emery Martin, New Madison, route one, and two sons, Horace, of near Arcanum, and Dale, of New Madison, route one. Services were held Monday afternoon in New Madison. Burial was in Greenmound cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Mrs. Katie Boyer

Versailles Mrs. Katie Boyer, 76, wife of Levi Boyer, died Thursday night at her home, northwest of Versailles. Services were held Sunday. Burial in Oakland cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1947

Businessman Passes Away at U. C. Home

Daniel Cornelius Grimes, 85, the oldest businessman in Union City and operator of a meat market from over 60 years, passed away Tuesday at 7:45 p. m. at the home of Miss Opal Hartman, 524 West Pearl street, Union City, after a five-month's illness from senility. His condition was serious for the past 10 days.

Born on December 7, 1861 in Hamilton, O., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Poffenbarger-Grimes. He came to Union City with his parents at the age of six and was educated in the West Side schools. He learned the butcher's trade and meat business under his father and went to Goshen, Ind., where he was employed in a meat market for about eight months. He returned to Union City where he took employment in the old Heitzman meat market for a short time. In 1887 he purchased a half interest in a meat business with the late Thomas Wasson. The store was located at the corner of Columbia and Chestnut streets.

A few months later Mr. Wasson sold his interest in the business to the late Cassius Grimes, a brother of Daniel Grimes. The firm was then given the name of Grimes Brothers and in 1889 was moved to its present location at 223 West Pearl street. In 1922 William Grimes, a son of Daniel Grimes, purchased a third interest in the store. Seven years later a line of staple and fancy groceries were added to the meat line. Upon the death of Cornelius Grimes in 1939, the firm was operated by Daniel Grimes and his son.

Although 85 years of age, Mr. Grimes always spent a few hours each day at the store, until February when his illness compelled him to leave his life's work.

His wife, was the late Jennie Wiltsie, whom he married in Union City in 1885. She preceded him in death during 1930.

Survivors include the son, William; one daughter, Claudia B. Fisher, of Union City, and one grandchild. He was the last surviving member of his family, two sister and one brother being deceased.

For several years he was a member of the I.O.O.F. And Redman lodges in Union City.

Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies At Farm Home

Mrs. Gertrude Anderson, 76, widow of the late Bert Anderson, prominent building contractor, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of her son, Parks B. Anderson, seven miles south of Union City, from a complication of diseases. She had been ill since January of this year and her condition was serious since March.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, she was born near Lynn on July 12, 1871, daughter of John and Martha Alexander-Kelley. She was educated in Spartanburg school and the old Teachers' Institute at Winchester.

After teaching at the Spartanburg school for several years, she was married to Mr. Anderson on December 1, 1897 at Lynn. They came from Spartanburg to Union City in 1918, and spent the remainder of their lives in the latter community. The death of Mr. Anderson occurred on September 7, 1946.

She was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the son at whose home she died, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jame J. Patchell, of Union City; a step daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Mann, Richmond Ind.; eight grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Roberta Locke, Dayton. The grandchildren are Lt. James K. Patchell, stationed in Seoul, Korea; Mrs. James Maris, with her husband in Kotauma, Japan; John B. Patchell and Gene Anderson, both of Union City, and Bert Colvin, Mrs. Frederick Hohl, Mrs. Theodore Pruyn and James Colvin, all of Indianapolis. A son, Kelley Anderson, died in April 23, 1931.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. J. E. Slimp in charge. Burial will be at Spartanburg.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call this evening. The remains will then be taken to the home of the son, south of Union City, where friends may call after 9 o'clock Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1947

Darke County Death - George Wagner

Greenville - George Wagner, 43-year-old mechanic, died Sunday at his residence here following a heart attack. Surviving are his wife, Mary; one son, Gerald, and two daughters, Alberta and Ruth Ann, all of Greenville, and two sisters. Services were held this afternoon. Burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1947

Darke County Death - Louise Thiebaux

Versailles - Mrs. Louise Thiebeaux, 73, wife of Jewel Thiebeaux, died Sunday at her home here. Rites were held today, with burial in St. Valbert cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 31, 1947

Rites To Be Friday For E. M. Dickey, Rossburg Resident

Funeral services for E. Melvin Dickey, 63-year-old resident of the Rossburg community, who died Tuesday at 11 p. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Shook's Chapel, near Rossburg. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A well-known Allen township farmer, Mr. Dickey resided three and one-half miles north of Rossburg. His death followed a short illness from uremic poisoning.

He was a member of the Rossburg Eagles lodge; the New Weston Grange and Shook's Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Luella; a foster son, James Murphy, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Hahn, of Gettysburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 31, 1947

Farmland Man, Samuel Davisson, Succumbs At 80

Samuel Shed Davisson, 80, of Farmland, passed away this morning at the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond.

He leaves the wife, Ida; three daughters, Mrs. John Horner and Bessie Davisson, both of Farmland, and Mrs. Edna Pegg of Ridgeville; one son, Ira Davisson of Lynn; two brothers, U. M. Davisson and William Davisson, both of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Desmond Thornburg of Parker.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland where it will remain.

Funeral services for Mr. Davisson will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland. Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. A. M. Thomas will be in charge. Interment will be at Buena Vista.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 1, 1947

Stickelman Funeral To Be Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Acrilla Stickelman, 71, who died Wednesday at her home, two miles west of Rossburg, after a six-moth illness, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Rose Hill Evangelical United Brethren church. Rev. H. P. Snapp will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Roy Stickelman, prominent Allen township farmer; three sons, Shirley D. and Harold, both of Rossburg, and Frank, of Covington, O., and three daughters, Evelyn Knepper and Mrs. Leon Johnson, Fort Wayne, and Murle Youkey, of Markle, Ind.

Friends may call at the Stickelman residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 1, 1947

Darke County Death Emily Sue Diltz

Greenville Mr. and Mrs. Howard T. Diltz, 403 Plum street, Greenville are mourning the death of a three-month-old daughter, Emily Sue, which occurred Tuesday night at Wayne hospital. Rites were held Thursday in Greenville, with burial here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 2, 1947

Nellie I. Kemp Passes Away At U. C. Home

Mrs. Nellie Irene Kemp, 67-year-old lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away Friday at 10:10 p. m. at her home, 520 West Oak street, Union City, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was ill 10 months and her condition was serious since July 6.

Born on February 20, 1880 in Wayne township, she was the daughter of Abner and Isabel Bolton-Frazier. She received her education in Wayne township school and was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Clear, Union City; two grandchildren, Larry Lephart and Colleen Clear, and three brothers, Don E. Frazier, of Union City, and Oscar and Ernest Frazier, both of Kankakee, Ill. One daughter and one son are deceased.

Private services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Interment will be made in Hoover cemetery, near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 2, 1947

T. L. Smith, Parker Merchant Succumbs

T. L. Smith, 72, died early Friday morning at his home in Parker. He had operated a grocery store in Parker since 1932, and held membership in the Church of God at Smithfield.

Surviving are the widow, Bertha A.; a sister, Mrs. Almeda Geishman and a niece, Mrs. Mabel Adams, both of Van Wert, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Willard Street Church of God in Muncie, with Rev. Herschel Allen officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Perry mortuary in Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 2, 1947

County Native Dies Friday At Portland Hospital

William Lewis Addington, 62, a native and former resident of Randolph county, died Friday at the Jay County hospital in Portland following an illness of eight months.

Mr. Addington had resided near Lynn until eight years ago when he moved to Madison township, Jay county where he was engaged in farming. He was born April 30, 1885, in Randolph county, the son of William J. and Anner J. (Pike) Addington. He was a member of the Ara Friends church.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; three sons, Raymond L. of Pike township, Richard N. of Union City, and Leland H. of Madison township; three brothers, Edwin K., south of Winchester, Frank of Lynn, and Arthur M. of near Lynn; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Addington will be conducted at 2 P. m. Monday at the Salamonia Methodist church, with Rev. Elmer Mock, of Jonesboro, in charge. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

The body has been returned from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence, south of Salamonia, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 4, 1947

Former Resident Passes Away At Warren, Ind.

Mrs. Amanda Greider, 81, formerly of Union City, passed away Sunday evening at 6:55 o'clock at the Methodist church home in Warren, Ind., after a three-weeks' serious illness of coronary heart . She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Born on February 18, 1866, in New Carlisle, Ohio, she was the daughter of Noah and Mary Tawn-Quillin. She received her education in Clark county schools and in 1886 she was married to John E. Greider of New Carlisle. They came to the Union City community on March 1, 1900, and resided on a farm home. Following the death of Mr. Greider in 1921, she came from the country to this city where she resided until July 15, 1946. On that date she went to the Methodist home at Warren.

Mrs. Greider had been a member of the Union City Methodist church since 1905.

Surviving are two sons, E. G. Fisher of Piqua and W. L. Fisher of Indianapolis, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Last rites will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery at Troy, Ohio. Short services are also planned at Warren at 9 a. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 4, 1947

Rites Held For Sister Of Local Residents

Services for Mrs. Ruth D. Havenare, 84, of St. Marys, O., were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Sittler Memorial home in St. Marys with Rev. William Reeves officiating. Burial was in Elmgrove cemetery in that city.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Pearl Havenare, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clara B. Thomas and Mrs. J. C. Bartling, both of Union City, and a brother, J. B. Martz, of Fort Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Ansonia Business Leader Is Dead; Rites Thursday

Elmer E. Vance, 84, a prominent figure in business, banking and political circles in Darke county, died Monday night at his residence on West High street, Ansonia. He had been in declining health for the past year.

His business interests extended into several fields, including the operation of grain exchanges in two county towns, the organization of a utility company at Ansonia and the founding of a financial institution in that community.

He also found time to devote a considerable part of his attention to civic and political affairs.

He was one of the organizers of the Ansonia Lighting company and served as president and general manager of the utility until 1928. He was also one of the founders of the Ansonia First National Bank, serving as president of the board of directors for twenty-five years.

From 1928 to 1943 he operated the Ansonia Grain company and since the latter year had been associated in business with a son, Major W. Vance, in the E. E. Vance and Son Elevator at Elroy, east of Union City.

He was a member of the Ansonia Methodist church.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Gillespie, Chicago, and Mrs. Marie Pluess, Indianapolis; the one son, Major W. Vance, who resides in Elroy; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, a a brother, George O. Vance, of Belmont, Ia.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. William Black officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Death Claims Malinda Metzcar Near Union City

Mrs. Malinda Metzcar, 87, widow of Samuel Metzcar, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. C. [Bessie] Carpenter, four and one-half miles south of Union City, after a four-year illness.

Mrs. Metzcar formerly lived on a farm in Liberty township, two miles southeast of Palestine. Her husband''s death occurred in 1936.

There are 78 immediate survivors, including two other daughters, Mrs. Lottie Pendlum, Greenville, and Mrs. Mabel Thomas, New Madison, route two; two sons, Orla V. and Dorla H. Metzcar, also both of New Madison, route two; 20 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call after 2 p. m. Thursday.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Sadie Bruss Passes Away This Morning

After a one-week serious illness for the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage, Mrs. Sadie Bruss, 67, widow of Charles Bruss, was claimed by death this morning at 1:20 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Stump, 1228 West Pearl street, Union City. Mrs. Bruss resided at 810 West Division street, and she had been ill for the past three months.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Bruss was born on December 10, 1879 in White River township, daughter of Noah and Fannie Baird-Slife. She came to Union City with her parents during her girlhood and was educated in the West Side school. In 1894 at Winchester she was married to Mr. Bruss, whose death occurred four months ago.

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

Besides the daughter, she is survived by two sons, Frank Bruss, of Detroit, and Everett Bruss, Union City; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Segraves of Angola, Ind. Two children are deceased.

The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home to the residence of the daughter where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Thursday.

Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Death Claims Elizabeth Lally In Union City

Miss Elizabeth Lally, 82-year-old resident of Union City for the past sixty-one years, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her residence, 438 North Plum street, after a one-week serious illness from a complication of diseases. She had been in ill health since December of 1946.

Born on November 10, 1864 in Union county, Ind., she was the daughter of Owen and Mary Reagan-Lally. Following her education in Union county schools, she came to Union City with her parents during 1886. She was a member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church.

Survivors include five sisters, Misses Hannah, Julia, Clara and Rose Lally, all of Union City, and Mrs. Emma Cashman, of Lima, O.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's church in Union City with Father James M. Fitzgerald in charge. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery at Richmond.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 5 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Darke County Death J. L. Burdon

Greenville J. L. Burdon, 83, died Sunday at his home on Greenville, route three. He leaves four daughters, Miss Hazel Burden, at home; Mrs. Carolyn Tate, Richmond; Mrs. Florence Archie, of Greenville, and Mrs. Flora Patterson, Spartanburg; one son, Chester, of Battle Creek, Mich.; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Clemens, Greenville. Rites were held Wednesday at the residence, with burial in Bass cemetery.

[Jerimah Longsworth Burdon]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Darke County Death Ella I. Fisher

Yorkshire Mrs. Ella I. Fisher, 82, widow of Dr. Eli Fisher, of Yorkshire, died Saturday at Ben Decker Memorial hospital in Traverse City, Mich. Rites were held Tuesday at the Yorkshire church, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Surviving are one son, Lloyd Fisher, Traverse; a foster son, Lloyd Covault, of Troy, O., and a daughter, Emma Shumaker, of Yorkshire.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Darke County Death Joseph Harleman

Gordon Joseph F. Harleman, 48-year-old Gordon machinist, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. He was a lifelong resident of the Gordon vicinity. Surviving are his wife, Freda; four sons, and two daughters. Services were held Tuesday at Gordon with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Death Claims Ellen Orebaugh, Former Resident

Mrs. Ellen Orebaugh, a former resident of Winchester, died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Culver hospital, in Crawfordsville, following a serious illness of one week.

The deceased was born in Madison county, near Anderson, and spent most of her life in Anderson and Winchester, where she had resided until six months ago when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Martin Cummings, in Anderson. Her husband, Rev. John C. Orebaugh preceded her in death in 1931.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Cummings, is another daughter, Mrs. William Chrisman of Anderson; one son, Ted Orebaugh of Winchester; four sisters, Mrs. Otis Stump, Mrs. Frank Clark and Mrs. Emma Rector, all of Anderson, and Mrs. Cora Hurst of Detroit, Mich.; and five grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where friends may call from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be removed to the Roselle funeral home in Anderson where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in the Whitstone cemetery near Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1947

Katherine Huber Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Katherine Huber, 88, widow of George F. Huber, died Wednesday at 4:30 p. m. at her home seven miles northeast of Union City on route five, after a two years' illness from a complication of diseases.

Born on January 19, 1859, in Butler county, Ohio, she was the daughter of Peter and Catherine Shearer-Blaut. Following her education she came to Darke county with her parents in 1896 She spent the remainder of her life in this vicinity and was a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church.

Surviving are one son, O. L. Huber of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Polley of Union City, route 5; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, John Blaut of Seven Mile, Ohio; four sisters, Mary E. Abraham and Lizzie Nelson, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Maggie Muskops of Hamilton, Ohio, and Nora Finley of Summersville, Ohio.

The death of Mr. Huber occurred in January, 1925.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be made in the Teegarden cemetery near Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p. m. Friday.

[Both Death Record and Funeral Home Record state that her maiden name was BLANT.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1947

Darke County Woman Dies At Winchester

Mrs. Amy Grace Jones, 67, wife of Charles L. Jones, Mississinawa township farmer of Darke County, passed away suddenly at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 2:15 p. m. Wednesday. She was admitted to the hospital ten days earlier with a broken left hip and her death occurred while her husband and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Claude L. Jones, were visiting with her.

She was born March 8, 1880, one mile south of Buck's Corner, ten miles northeast of Union City, the daughter of Harvey and Ellen Mathews-Hill. She was educated in a school near her home and was married to Mr. Jones in August of 1889. She had resided on the same farm home her entire life and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian church, north of Buck's Corner.

Besides the husband she is survived by one son, Claude L. Jones, northeast of Union City; and four grandchildren. One brother, Jessie Hill, passed away two years ago.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland pending word from a grandson who is stationed with the navy in Charleston, S. C.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery at Fort Recovery, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1947

Sunstroke Fatal To Charles Daum, Of Winchester

Charles Daum, 53, of 646 East North street, Winchester, passed away in Putnamville, Ind., early this morning as the result of a sunstroke suffered Wednesday. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are one son, Robert Daum of Winchester; one daughter, Marie Daum, of near Winchester; eight half brothers and two half sisters.

The body will be returned to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester this evening where funeral arrangement will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church with Rev. Lonnie Cole in charge. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1947

Darke County Death Charles L. Jones

Arcanum Charles L. Jones, 75, Arcanum, died Monday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Services were held Thursday afternoon at Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville. Survivors include his wife, Alma, four sons, and three daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 8, 1947

Farmland Woman Dies At Muncie; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Martha E. White, 73 of Farmland, died Thursday in Ball hospital, Muncie.

Last rites will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of the son, 1903 South High street, Muncie, in charge of Rev. E. L. Hamilton. Burial will be in the Union cemetery south of Farmland.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lola Allman, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lelia Zehr, of Marla, Tex., and one son, Lester, of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 8, 1947

Farmland Woman Succumbs At 90; Funeral Saturday

Last rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Farmland Congregational-Christian church for Mrs. Margaret who died at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Henry O. Tinkle, south of Farmland.

Rev. A. M. Thomas and Rev. N. H. Thornburg, will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She is survived by one stepson, Ernest Spillers, of near Ridgeville.

[Missing data - believe the surname at burial was Spillers.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 8, 1947

Funeral Services Set Saturday For Malinda Thomas

Mrs. Malinda Thomas, 61, died Wednesday night at her home near Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Surviving are two daughters, Addie and Dolly King, both of Fort Wayne, and one son, James King of Peru.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 9, 1947

Cora B. Knoll Of Hillgrove Is Dead At 58

Mrs. Cora Belle Knoll, 58, widow of Albert M. Knoll, passed away Friday at 3:15 p. m. at her residence in Hillgrove, southeast of Union City, following a six-week serious illness. He had been in failing health for the past five years.

She was born on December 2, 1888 in Ross County, O., daughter of Archibald and Melissa Cox-Drake. Following her education in Chillicothe, O. public schools, she was married to Mr. Knoll in Greenville during 1918. She had resided in the Union City community for the past several years and was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Albert M. Knoll, Jr., of Greenville, and George A. Knoll, at home; one grandchild; two step-grandsons; one brother, Ira Drake, Greenville; one sister, Loraine Logan, at home; a great-niece and two great-nephews.

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

Last rites will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. W. W. Pirkle in charge. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 9, 1947

Services Are Held For Bruss Infant

Graveside services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spartanburg cemetery for Debora Irene Bruss, day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bruss, of Union City, route four. Rev. Carl Zehner was in charge.

The death of the infant occurred Thursday evening at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Besides the parents, survivors include a sister, Pamela; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spille, Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bruss, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 11, 1947

Former Resident Dies In Tennessee

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Oscar Clark of Nashville, Tenn., which occurred last Thursday. Mrs. Clark, formerly Bertha Barnes, was a resident of Union City for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, one son and one granddaughter. The deceased was a great aunt of Mrs. Earl Harman of Union City.

Funeral services and burial took place in Nashville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Opal Mackey Rites Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Mackey, Winchester, who died Monday at the Randolph County hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Summers funeral home in charge of Rev. Gerald Martin. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Former U. C. Resident Is Drowning Victim

Edward Kaucher, 73, of Toledo, formerly of Union City, was drowned in a Michigan lake on Sunday, according to word received here.

Services and burial will take place in Toledo. Surviving are two daughters, and one son, all of Toledo. Mr. Kaucher was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Kaucher, of Union City.

He had resided here until 30 years ago when he made his home in Toledo.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Hockett Rites To Be At Lynn Wednesday At 2

Funeral services for Clyde J. Hockett, 50, who died Monday at Lynn, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Floyd Stump. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

Mr. Hockett died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Addie E. Hockett.

Surviving, in addition to the mother, are one sister, Mrs. Maude Cox of Rockville sanitarium; two brothers, Herschel of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Howard of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two aunts, Mrs. Lora Beeson of Bloomingport, and Mrs. Nora Rittenour of Laurel, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Doctor Haber's Body Found By Student Ten-week Search Is Ended With Discovery; No Doubt About Suicide.

The body of Dr. Vernon Raymond Haber, 59-year-old Pennsylvania State college professor, missing since June 3, was found Monday four miles north of the college campus at State College, Pa. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Haber, southeast of Union City, and brother of Roy and Pete Haber, both of Union City.

Dr. Haber was born in Rossburg, Darke county, and was graduated from Ohio State university in 1914. He took graduate work at Ohio State and the University of Minnesota. In 1924 he earned his doctor's degree from Cornell university.

He taught at Ohio State, Cornell and Minnesota, and was also a deputy state nursery inspector in Minnesota. From 1920 to 1922 Dr. Haber was assistant state entomologist at Raleigh, N. C. He went to Penn State in 1923.

Besides the parents and two brothers, Professor Haber is survived by a wife, Julia; another brother, Dr. Charles G. Haber, of Rochester, N. Y., and a sister, Mrs. E. J. Riggs, Of Gallipolis, O. The father is prominently known in the Union City community, having formerly served as a Darke county sheriff and also deputy.

According to word received by the relatives in Union City, funeral services and burial will probably take place in Buffalo, N. Y., where Professor and Mrs. Haber had resided at one time. The relatives did not know the time of the funeral, pending the coroner's investigation.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at Buffalo, N. Y. with burial there.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Portland Suicide?

Portland, Ind., Aug. 12 (INS) A suicide verdict was expected to be returned today in the drowning of 75-year-old Thomas Hutson.

Hutson's body was recovered from Jaqua's pit near Portland yesterday. He had been missing since Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1947

Cochran Services Are Held Here

Graveside services were conducted in the Union City cemetery Monday afternoon for William (Will) Cochran, 76, formerly of here, who died Friday at his home in Royal Oak, near Detroit, after a three-week serious illness from the effects of a broken hip. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer was the officiating minister.

Mr. Cochran was born and reared in Union City. His first wife was Maud Cloyd, who died 30 years ago. Later he was married to Mary Jane Hogg, who survives with one brother, Dr. Albert Cochran, of Chicago, nieces and nephews, several of whom reside in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 1947

Former Resident Dies In Dayton; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Iva Barnhart, 81, formerly of the Union City community, passed away Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Hall, in Dayton following a six-week serious illness.

Mrs. Barnhart was a native of Jackson, Ind. Township and resided in this community until she was married to Charles W. Barnhart, who preceded her in death several years ago [d. 1928]. After leaving this community, Mrs. Barnhart resided in Gaston, Ind., and later Dayton.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one son, Earl Barnhart, of Dayton; two grandchildren, and one brother, George Franklin Murray, of Union City. One brother, I. Murray, is deceased.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p. m. at the Payne funeral home in Dayton, with burial in Dayton Memorial cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 14, 1947

Death Claims Elias Mumah In Union City

Elias (Bert) Mumah, 52, who was employed at the Kemper Furniture company in Union City as a carpenter, died suddenly this morning at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ida Wolford, 340 North State Line street, following a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Munah was born on March 24, 1895 at New Lisbon, son of John and Jane Simmons-Mumah. He attended Lisbon school and was employed at Kemper Furniture for the past several years. He also attended the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Robbins and Mrs. Estella Fay Boyer, both of Troy, O.; Edith, of San Francisco, and Betty, of Fort Wayne; several grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Estella Turner, of Union City; Mrs. Fern Harper, of Dayton, and Mrs. Esta Cole, of Gettysburg, O., and one brother, William Mumah, Dayton. One brother and a sister are deceased.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 14, 1947

Husband Of Former Local Woman Dies

Belated word has been received in Union City of the death of Arthur Thomas Luke, 51, of Miami, Fla., which occurred July 27 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a resident of Miami for the past nine years, having formerly lived at Nashville, Ga.

Among survivors are his widow, Florella Roe-Luke, formerly of 619 North Plum street, Union City, who was the daughter of the late J. A. Roe, music dealer.

Services and burial took place in Miami, Fla.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 14, 1947

Darke County Death James E. Birt

Greenville James E. Birt, 73, prominent Greenville and Darke county businessman, died Sunday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where he had undergone a major operation five days earlier.

Survivors: three sons, Ralph and Robert Birt, both of Greenville, and Attorney Paul Birt, Dayton; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Snyder, Greenville, and four brothers, Frank Birt, Rossburg; Hosea and Jesse Birt, both of this city, and Harry Birt, New Weston. His wife, Lula, died in 1941.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon in this city. Burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 14, 1947

Darke County Death T. J. Lamb

Greenville T. J. (Tom) Lamb, 87, veteran Greenville harness horse trainer and driver, died Friday at his residence, 857 Sweitzer street.

Survivors are his wife, Lula; one brother, William, Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Sherman Hecker, this city; Mrs. Alva Stoker, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Ed Worch, Arcanum.

Rites were held Monday at Miller funeral home here. Burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 14, 1947

Darke County Death Benjamin Beasecker

Versailles Benjamin Beasecker, 69, of Versailles, a retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Survivors: wife, Nellie; one son, John, of Arcanum, and a daughter, Mrs. Martin Fackler, Versailles.

Services Thursday afternoon at Versailles. Burial in Greenlawn cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 16, 1947

Frank Brellahan Death Occurs At U. C. Home

After a seven-year illness from a heart condition, Frank R. Brellahan, 69-year-old telegraph operator, was claimed by death Friday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock at his residence, 216 East Oak street, Union City. He had been bedfast for the past nine months. Mr. Brellahan was born on December 15, 1877 in Bellefontaine, O., son of Michale and Margaret Cotter-Brellahan. He attended St. Patrick's school in Bellefontaine and in 1889 came with his parents to Union City where he completed his education in St. Mary's school. In 1918 he was married to Grace Folger, and they continued to reside in Union City. Mr. Brellahan was a member of the St. Mary's church in Union City.

Besides the wife, he leaves one sister, Miss Mary Brellahan, of Union City, and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.

The body was removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 5 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's church with Father James M. Fitzgerald in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 18, 1947

Services Are Held For Dayton Woman; Was Related Locally

Services for Mrs. Fannie E. Hittle, 61, who died Friday at her home in Dayton, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Ohmer Park Methodist church in that city. Rev. S. T. Walker officiated. Burial was in Woodland cemetery, Dayton.

Surviving are the husband, Albert, who is a building superintendent for a Dayton newspaper; two sons, Alfred and Russell; four daughters, Mrs. Vern Hinkaline, Mrs. Lavina Dempsey, Mrs. Pauline Ridenour and Mrs. Leona Haacke; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dennison, of Union City, Ind., and Mrs. Paul Brock, of Rossburg; four brothers, Arthur Derr, of Greenville; Harry, of Rossburg; Chester, of Ansonia, and Carl, of Pikeville, O., and 13 grandchildren.

Mrs. Hittle was a native of Miami county and had lived in Dayton for the past 16 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 19, 1947

Clyde F. Moore, Of Arba, Dies; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Clyde F. Moore, 65, of Arba, who died Monday afternoon, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Arba Friends church with Rev. James Tatsch officiating. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Sherwood Berry of near Fountain City; one son, Harry of Lynn; and one grandson.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 19, 1947

Barr Services To Be Conducted Wednesday At 3

Last rites for Elisha Barr, 82-year-old Saratoga resident, who died Monday morning at the Randolph County Home after an illness of two months, will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Brooks and Son funeral home in Union City. Burial will be made at Saratoga. Friends may call at the mortuary at anytime.

Mr. Barr was born in Pike township, Jay county, on November 7, 1865, the son of Jacob and Nancy (Coates) Barr, moving to Randolph county in 1904.

Surviving are one daughter, Velma Ketro of Flint, Mich.; one son, Bert Barr of Stanford, Mich,; and one sister, Mrs. George Lawson of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 19, 1947

Former Bank President Dies In Union City Frank E. Kester Was Active In Business Circles Many Years.

Frank E. Kester, former president and director of the Farmers State Bank in Union City, passed away Monday evening at 6:50 o'clock at his residence, 207 East Main street, following a nine-week illness from a complication of diseases. His condition was serious for the past three weeks.

A native of Liberty township, Darke county, he was born of December 21, 1868, the son of Charles W. and Catherine Klinger-Kester. At an early age he came with his parents to the Union City community, and resided in Washington township. He attended Washington township schools and during 1890 in Union City was married to Maggie Skidmore, who preceded him in death in 1944.

For several years Mr. Kester was an active Washington township farmer and trustee and school board member of that township. He moved to Union City in 1923 and served as president and director of the Farmers State Bank for many years. He was a director from 1923 to 1941, and president from 1929 to 1941.

He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Survivors include six sons, Lawrence M. Kester, Muncie; Howard G., Union City; Kenneth and Charles W. Kester, both of Dayton; Stanley, of Union City, rural route, and Leslie, of Detroit; one daughter, Mrs. James Hart, Union City; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, George N. Kester, of near Union City, and Clarence Kester, Greenville. One daughter is deceased.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, assisted by Rev. R. S. Grubbs, of Converse, Ind. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 20, 1947

Rites Are Held For Native Of Union City

Funeral services for Dr. Walter C. Engle, 77, a native of Union City, who died in Indianapolis Sunday, were held Tuesday at Moore Mortuaries' northeast chapel in Indianapolis. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery in that city.

Dr. Engle lived in Union City until the age of seven when he moved to Indianapolis with his parents. He had practiced medicine for 40 years.

A member of the Methodist church, he also belonged to the Masonic lodge and Sons of Veterans.

A brother, Frank W. Engle, survives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 20, 1947

Darke County Death Susan Poe

Greenville Mrs. Susan [Shields] Poe, 81, died Sunday at her home here. She was the widow of Joshua Poe, Van Buren township farmer. Survivors; two daughters, Mrs. Treva Rudy, Greenville, route one, and Mrs. Marian Reck, Arcanum, route one.

Services Wednesday at 2 p. m. Abbottsville church. Burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 21, 1947

Kaucher Infant Dies At Union City Home

Dixie Lee Kaugher, two-day-old daughter of George and Martha Ellen Hardebeck-Kaugher, 407 North Walnut street, Union City, died unexpectedly this morning at 7 o'clock at the Kaugher residence. The infant was born Tuesday at the Union City hospital.

Besides the parents, she leaves the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaugher, of Winchester; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hardebeck, of Kokomo, and a great-grandfather, Levi Hardebeck, also of Kokomo.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home this evening and at the residence Friday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 22, 1947

New Weston Man Is Claimed By Death; Services Saturday

James Rollie Birt, 66-year-old Allen township farmer, died unexpectedly Wednesday night at his home on New Weston, route one, from the effects of a paralytic stroke. He was a lifelong resident of the New Weston area and was widely known throughout the northern part of Darke county.

He leaves a wife, Ada; five sons, Robert and Ora, both of Dayton; Orvin of Springfield; Don, of New Weston, route one, and Charles, who is a civilian employe of the government in Guam; two daughters, Mrs. Echo Howe, of Greenville, and Mrs. Fay Lorton, Ansonia; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, King Birt, of New Weston, route one.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Shook's Chapel with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Birt residence until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 22, 1947

Darke County Death Clarence Beesecker

Arcanum Clarence Beesecker, 64, retired farmer of near Arcanum, died at Wayne hospital, Greenville, Wednesday.

Survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Minnich, near Arcanum; Mrs. John Booker, Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Harold Hart, Bradford.

Rites: Saturday 2 p. m. at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 23, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies; Rites Sunday

Funeral services will be conducted at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville at 2 p. m. Sunday for Mrs. Ollie Winner, 73, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, who passed away at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Thursday evening following a lingering illness. Rev. Vance Davisson will officiate and interment will be in the Riverside cemetery at Ridgeville.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Priest of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Vera Yost of Winchester; two sons, Carl Jones and Cleon Winner of Ridgeville; one brother, Clint Huffman of near Ridgeville, and twenty grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 23, 1947

Winchester Woman Dies While Visiting At Marshall, Michigan

Mrs. Julia Stratton, 59, wife of Tom Stratton, of Winchester, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of her brother, Oscar Burnsworth, in Marshall, Mich. Mrs. Stratton and her mother, Mrs. Henrietta Burnsworth, of near Winchester, were visiting there when she was stricken.

In addition to the husband, mother and brother, she is survived by three other brothers, Mitchel and Allison Burnsworth, both of Farmland, and Harold Burnsworth, of Benton Harbor, Mich.

The body was brought to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and will be removed to the residence, four and one-half miles northwest of Winchester, where friends may call after noon Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stratton will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the New Dayton church with Rev. Raymond Harris in charge. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 25, 1947

John S. Lahey Of Union City Dies At Dayton

John S. Lahey, 75-year-old retired farmer of Union City, passed away this morning at 1:15 o'clock at a Dayton hospital following a several days' serious illness from myocarditis. He had been in failing health for the past 18 months.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Lahey was born on August 2, 1872, the son of William and Mary Keller-Lahey. He attended the school near his home and in 1896 at Canton, O., he was married to Isabelle Holden who preceded him in death a few years ago [1937]. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City.

Surviving are one son, Albert of Norwood, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Bernhardt, Piqua, O., and Mrs. Rosalyn Goodman, of Maude. O.; two brothers, Michael, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Joseph, of Sidney, O., and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Liddy, Piqua, and Mrs. Katherine Tobin, who, resides in California. Four daughter, one son, and three brothers are deceased.

The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City. Interment was made in the church cemetery northwest of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 25, 1947

Darke County Death Clementine Kunkle

New Madison Mrs. Clementine Kunkle, 79, died Friday morning. She had lived in New Madison for the past 14 years. Survivors: one daughter, Mrs. Irene Mitchell, and two grandchildren. Services: Monday, 10 a. m. at Dayton. Burial: Woodlawn cemetery, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 26, 1947

Relia Foster Dies; Related Locally

Mrs. Relia Foster, 77, died at 8:15 o'clock Monday night at the home of a son, Lester, near DeSoto. Mrs. Foster had lived in Delaware county for forty years.

Among the survivors is a sister, Mrs. Rena Whitenack, of Winchester, and two brothers, Charles Hotmire, of Union City, and Herschel Hotmire, of Greenville, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 27, 1947

Former Resident Dies At Lima, Ohio; Burial To Be Here

Glen Reitenour, 53 years old former resident of Union City, died Monday at his home in Lima, Ohio, after an extended illness. A native of this city he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Reitenour and a graduate of the West Side high school. He was an army veteran of World War I and had been at the state reformatory in Lima for the past few years.

Surviving are one son, Glen Reitenour, Jr., of Huntington, W. Va.; one daughter, Miss Marian Reitenour of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Parent of Union City, and a brother, Sim Reitenour, who resides in Michigan.

The body will be brought to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Time of the services and burial will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery. To end confusion it was later announced that for the last few years he had served as a guard at the Ohio State Insane Asylum in Lima.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 27, 1947

Prominent Wayne County Farmer Succumbs At 90

Richmond, Ind., Aug. 27 Frank M. Clevenger, 90, residing on the National road west, died Tuesday morning. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Clevenger was widely-known as a breeder of Belgian and Percheron horses. In 1910, accompanied by Elmer Commons of New Paris, Ohio, he made a trip to Belgium and France and imported 10 head of Percherons and Belgians.

He was the son of Samuel and Ruth Clevenger and was born April 15, 1857, in Abington township. He resided in and near Centerville and Richmond all his life. He was a member of the Central Methodist church.

Mr. Clevenger's father was born in Darke county, Ohio. He came to Abington township in his early life, had served as a stockholder of the Coffin bank in Richmond and at one time, served as trustee of Abington township.

Mr. Clevenger took his first airplane ride in April of this year.

Mrs. Clevenger, formerly Mary Ellen Marlatt, died February 3, 1941. The couple observed their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary February 16 of this year.

Surviving are two sons, Walter A. Clevenger, rural route, Centerville; Charles F. Clevenger of near Winchester; five daughters, Miss Eva Clevenger, at home; Mrs. Flood Cook and Mrs. P. E. Higham, New Castle; Mrs. Fred Bond, Richmond, and Mrs. Lowell Oldham, Williamsburg; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Clevenger will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Doddridge Methodist church. Burial will be in Doddridge cemetery. Friends may call at the Welfer funeral home after 7 p. m. Wednesday and after 2 p. m. Thursday at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 27, 1947

Darke County Death Rev. Roy Honeyman

Gettysburg Rev. Roy Honeyman, an active Church of the Brethren minister in western Ohio for more than a quarter-century, died Monday at his home, three miles south of Gettysburg on the Pitsburg road. He formerly held pastorates at both the Red River and Painter Creek churches in Darke county, but for the past three years had served as pastor of the Piqua church. He was a Darke county native and had spent the major part of his life in Franklin township.

Survivors: wife, Opal; two sons, and one brother.

[Burial was made at Abbottsville cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 28th.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1947

Charles Bousman Dies Following Heart Attack

Charles Ozro Bousman, 41, of 226 West Third street in Ridgeville, died early Wednesday afternoon enroute to the Randolph County hospital. He had been working in Montpelier and suffered a heart attack.

The deceased was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. He was born April 17, 1906, the son of Dayton and Elizabeth (Bragg) Bousman. His occupation was that of a truck driver.

Surviving are the widow, Blanche; his father, Dayton, of Winchester; two sons, LeRoy of Boston, Mass., and Wayne, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Brophy of Muncie, Mrs. Norman Brosher of Redkey, and Wanda, at home; four brothers, Paul of Lynn, Robert of Portland, and George and Marvin of Winchester; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Lemaux and Mrs. Ed Hickman of Portland, Mrs. Fred Copper of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Leonard Harshman of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Clarence Frazier and Mrs. Bill Van Note, of Winchester; and one grandson.

Funeral services for Mr. Bousman will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Clear Creek church, five miles north of Winchester, with Rev. George Addington in charge. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence in Ridgeville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1947

Services Will Be Friday Afternoon For Lottie Pendlum

Services for Mrs. Lottie Pendlum, 55, widow of J. E. Pendlum, who died Tuesday at her residence, 321 North Main street, Greenville, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in that city. Rev. Mark Andrews will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

A daughter of the late Samuel and Malinda Metzcar, she was born in Liberty township, Darke county. Her mother's death occurred just three weeks ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. David Bowen, of Lynn; Mrs. H. D. Holmes and Mrs. David Wion, both of Greenville, and Ms. Clisa Sullivan, of Lynn, route two; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Carpenter, Union City, route five, and Mrs. Noah Thomas, New Madison, route two, and two brothers, O. V. Metzcar and D. H. Metzcar, both of New Madison, route two.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1947

Darke County Death Leota Brandenburg

Greenville Mrs. Leota Brandenburg, widow of Ed Brandenburg, died Monday at Wayne hospital. She had resided in Arcanum for many years. Survivors: one son, C. C. Clark, Arcanum, a brother and sister. Rites Wednesday 2 p. m. at Arcanum. Burial Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1947

Darke County Death Jennie Brumbaugh

Greenville Mrs. Jennie D. Brumbaugh, 81, widow of Frank Brumbaugh, died Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Jacob Spidel, Greenville. Other survivors: son, Harry of Hastings, Mich., nieces and nephews. Rites: Thursday at 2 p. m. at Greenville. Burial at Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1947

E. L. (Ed) Lindamood Dies At Greenville; Was Related Locally

E. L. (Ed) Lindamood, 82, a former motorman on the old Union City-Dayton traction line, died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a six-month illness. He resided at 530 South Broadway in Greenville.

Mr. Lindamood was employed for a number of years on the old interurban line and prior to his retirement also worked for the Dayton street railway system.

A native of Darke county, he was a son of the late William and Susan Hufnagle-Lindamood. He was a member of the Greenville Red Men's lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Louise; a daughter, Mrs. Luella Buckey, of Dayton; one step-son, Clayton Brumfiel, of near Union City; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jesse Smith, Arcanum; two grandsons; one step-grandchild; a great grandson; one brother, Wesley Lindamood, of Greenville route one, and a sister, Mrs. Luella Jackson, also of Greenville route one.

Pending word from one of the grandsons who serves in the army air forces, no burial arrangements will be completed. The body is at the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

[Funeral services were held on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Andrews in charge. Interment was made in the Greenville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1947

Frances Turner, Lifelong County Resident; Dies

Mrs. Frances Luella Turner, 42, a lifelong resident of Randolph county died at 5:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the family home, nine miles east of Winchester. She had been in ill health for the past year and in a serious condition the last two weeks.

She was born August 18, 1905, the daughter of Kelly and Sarah Dixon.

Surviving are the husband, Lester; four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Mangus of Union City; Mrs. Minnie Wickersham of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Mary O'Neal, of Kenmore, N. Y., and Mrs. Gladys Price, of Richmond; two brothers, Clyde Dixon, of Dayton, Ohio, and Everett Dixon, of Portland.

Funeral services for Mrs. Turner will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Winchester Nazarene church, of which she was a member, with Rev. E. Van Houghton in charge. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 10 a. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 30, 1947

Last Rites For Child Train Victim Sunday

Funeral services for Ann Wyrick, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Wyrick, four miles northeast of Winchester, who was fatally injured when she walked into the path of a New York Central freight train No. 2896 near her home yesterday afternoon, will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Robert Fribley, pastor of the Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park.

The accident occurred at 1:50 p. m. Ann had been playing in the yard of her home and had wandered onto the railroad tracks which run beside the house. She was rushed to the Randolph County hospital, where she died a few minutes later.

Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Dorothea Jane, four years old and Jackie, three months old; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Murphy and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wyrick, all of Paris, Ill.

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

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