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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1947

Mrs. Estelle Keck Dies In Greenville; Was Related Locally

Mrs. Estelle Keck, 73-year-old widow of Otto Keck, Greenville, passed away this morning at 2 o'clock at Wayne hospital in that city following a several weeks' illness. She resided at 336 East Fourth street, Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Keck, Union City, and Seward Keck, Greenville, and two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert K. Harrison and Mrs. John Kirwin.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. W. Black officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery. The casket will not be opened.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1947

Hannah Carr Passes Away At U. C. Home

Miss Hannah Carr, 73-year-old lifelong resident of Union City, passed away Monday at 2:30 p. m. at her residence, 614 West Division street, after a several months' illness. Her condition had been serious for the past three weeks.

The daughter of John and Hanora Dugan-Carr, she attended the St. Mary's parochial school in Union City and business school in Cincinnati. Following her education Miss Carr was employed as a secretary at the Knapp Supply company in Union City and Muncie for a number of years. She had been retired for about the past ten years.

She was a member of St. Mary's church, the Rosary society of the church, and National Council of Catholic Women.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Catherine (Kate) Carr, at home; one brother, Patrick, of Union City, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 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.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 3, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Cora Hamilton

Ansonia An Ansonia resident, Mrs. Cora Hamilton, died Saturday her seventieth birthday anniversary at Wayne hospital in Greenville. A lifelong resident of Ansonia, she is survived by three sons, Leonard Hittle, Greenville; Earl Hamilton, New Madison, and William Hamilton, Ansonia, and two daughters, Mrs. Esta Steed, Ansonia, rural route, and Mrs. Mary Miller, Greenville, rural route.

[She was the widow of Parley James Hamilton (d. 1936) and her maiden name was Bertram. Her death certificate has not been found. She was buried in the Ansonia Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 1, 1947]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 3, 1947

Darke County Death Alice Brumbaugh

Greenville Mrs. Alice [Warner] Brumbaugh, formerly of near Gettysburg, died Saturday at the Brethren Church Home in Greenville. Widow of John Brumbaugh, she leaves one son and two daughters.

[She was buried in Harris Creek Cemetery, Darke County on Sept. 2, 1947.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 4, 1947

Truck Driver Dies In Versailles Crash

One man was killed and another critically injured early Wednesday morning when a gravel truck careened into a ditch and overturned on the Frantz pike, one-fourth mile north of Versailles.

Victim of the accident was Frederick Ortman, 28, of Minster, who was the owner and driver of the truck. A passenger, Frank Mehmert, 29, also of Minster, was critically injured and is being treated at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Brother Of Local Man Passes Away

Eli (Ley) O'Dell, 83, brother of John O'Dell of Union City, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myron Strayer, six miles southeast of DeGraff in Logan county, O., following a four-month illness.

Mr. O'Dell was a retired Darke county farmer and since the death of his wife, Clara Bell, in 1936, had made his home with his children, two daughters and five sons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Abbottsville Evangelical United Brethren church. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Death Claims Mary E. Parent; Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Parent, 81, who died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday afternoon following a brief illness, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home, in Winchester, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, of Union City, officiating. Interment will be in Union City cemetery.

Mrs. Parent was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kaiser, and the widow of Grant Parent. She was a native of Winchester, where she lived at 230 South Main street, but had spent the greater part of her life in Union City.

Surviving are a son, Ralph, of Union City; three grandchildren, John R. Parent and Mrs. Elizabeth Parent, both of Union City, and Mrs. Anne Ditmyer of Garvey, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren. One grandson, James A. Parent, lost his life in World War II.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Hiram Penny, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

Hiram Penny, 86-year-old retired farmer, passed away this morning at 8:03 o'clock at his residence, 345 North Walnut street, on the East Side of Union City, following a four-weeks illness from senility. He had been in failing health for the past several months.

A resident of the Union City community practically all his life, Mr. Pinney was born one mile north of North Salem on October 22, 1860, son of Wilson and Lucinda, Davis-Pinney. He received his education in Jay county schools and on October 22, 1882 at Palestine, O., was married to Nina Belle Inskeep, who preceded him in death several years ago, Mr. Pinney was actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement about 15 years ago.

He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge church near Buck's Corner.

Surviving are three sons, Ernest Pinney, of Warren, Ind., rural route; Wilson, of Union City, and Alfred, of Brookville, O.; two daughters, Mrs. George Rhoades and Mrs. Howard Williamson, both of Union City; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three half brothers, John Close, Piqua; Joe Cline, North Salem, and Fred Cline, Portland, and two half sisters, Mrs. Anna Peden, North Salem, and Mrs. May Matchett, Saratoga.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill church at North Salem with Rev. John Watson and Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be made in North Salem cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Millie A. Drake Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Millie A. Drake, 74, widow of Samuel Drake, passed away at 12:35 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital where she had been a patient since August 25, being taken there when she suffered injuries in a fall at her home, 615 North West street.

Mrs. Drake was born June 28, 1873, in Delaware county, the daughter of Samuel and Helen C. (Petro) Hardesty. She came to Randolph county 27 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death on September 19, 1936.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Carrell Clark and Mrs. Guy Baxter, both of near Winchester, Mrs. Arthur Smith, of Winchester, and Mrs. Everett Houk, of Longmont, Colo.; one son, Joe Drake, of Winchester; 15 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Bert Hardesty, of near Winchester; two half brothers, Ed Hutchings, of Richmond, and Fred Hutchings, of Muncie; two half sisters, Mrs. C. B. Chalfont and Mrs. Ethel Farmer, both of Muncie.

Funeral services for Mrs. Drake will be conducted at the Congregational Christian church, of which she was a member, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Gerald Martin. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Darke County Death Anna Henderson

Ansonia Mrs. Anna M. Henderson, 73, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of injuries sustained four weeks ago in a fall at the home of a son, Wilbur E. Henderson, Ansonia. Survivors: another son, Raymond, of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

[Burial was made on Friday at Ansonia Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Darke County Death D. E. Poling

Bradford D. E. Poling, 75, died Monday at his home in Bradford. Mr. Poling was born and reared near Ansonia and had spent his entire life in Darke county. Survivors: his wife, Luella; one daughter, and a grandson. Services Wednesday at Bradford. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

[His death certificate gives his name as Emanuel E. Poling. Services were held and burial made on Wednesday, Sept. 3.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Darke County Death Samuel Plummer

Greenville Services were held Tuesday at Greenville for Samuel M. Plummer, 72, retired Darke county farmer, who died Saturday at his home here. Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Fannie, two sons, and one daughter.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Darke County Death Emma B. Hall

Arcanum Mrs. Emma B. Hall, 68, wife of Thornton Hall, died Sunday at her home here. Other survivors: Two brothers and a sister. Services: Wednesday at Arcanum with Rev. D. G. Berkebile of Union City and Rev. Mary Wickline, in charge. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1947

Darke County Death John W. Alber

Arcanum John W. Alber, 71, of Pitsburg, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. He was a former employe of the Rosser Lumber company at Arcanum. Survivors: wife, Opal, four daughters, one brother and two sisters.

[Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 6 and burial was made in Ithaca Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 6, 1947

Jackson Township Native Succumbs; Funeral Monday

H. W. Thomas, 77, of New Lebanon [Montgomery Co.] died Friday at 10 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara Delk, near Jaysville in Darke county. His death followed a one-week serious illness.

Born on August 9, 1870 in Jackson, O. township, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas. Following his education in Jackson township schools, Mr. Thomas became actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement several years ago.

Besides the daughter, he leaves a wife, Mary L. Weiss-Thomas; two sons, Ralph, of New Lebanon, and Albert of Abbottsville; six grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. C. L. Eastman, of near Union City.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Greenville with Rev. C. C. Wessell in charge. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the daughter after 12 o'clock noon Sunday. Exact hour of the funeral had not been determined at press time.

[Death Certificate gives the name as Henry W. Thomas.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 8, 1947

Former Resident Claimed By Death

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grindle, of Union City, have received word of the recent death of Mrs. Delbert Egley, of Chesterfield, Ind., which occurred after a one-year illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Egley were former residents of this city. He formerly taught at Wayne school and now serves as an instructor in the Anderson school system.

Beside the husband, Mrs. Egley leaves two children, Gayle and Debby.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 8, 1947

Mrs. Carroll Volpe Dies At Chicago; Related Locally

Muncie, Sept. 8 Mrs. Carroll Volpe, 47, of Chicago, former Muncie resident, died Saturday night in a Chicago hospital after a brief illness, local relatives were informed yesterday. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Lee of Muncie and had resided here until 1937.

Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Alice Lee of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Karstin Mortuary, Arlington Heights, Chicago, and burial will be in the Arlington Heights cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1947

New Madison Man Is Killed In Auto Crash

One person was killed and four others injured in traffic accidents in Darke county over the weekend.

Harold E. (Dick) Fort, 22, of New Madison, was almost instantly killed at 1:55 a. m. Sunday when his car crashed into a tree after rounding a curve near the west edge of New Madison. State Patrolman E. L. Meyer, who investigated the crash, said that the car driver was evidently blinded by a heavy fog.

Fort was pronounced dead upon arrival at Wayne hospital in Greenville, with death being attributed to a broken neck.

Full military funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Stoltz and Sando funeral home in New Madison. Burial was in Ansonia cemetery.

The four other persons were injured at 7:25 a. m. Monday in a two car collision on U. S. route 49, approximately three miles south of Arcanum, which also occurred during a dense fog.

Cars involved in the crash were driven by Paul Shields, 18, of Greenville, R. R. 3 and W. L. Godsey, 67, of Clayton, R. R. 1, it was reported by State Patrolman Meyer.

None of the accident victims were reported to be in serious condition.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1947

U. C. Woman Dies In Front Of Residence

Mrs. Desdemons Williams, 69, widow of Guy Williams, died suddenly Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock, after she collapsed while walking in front of her residence, 238 South Columbia street, Union City. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Although here death came sudden, Mrs. Williams had been ill for the past three years and was in a serious condition for several months.

A native of the Union City community practically all her life, she was born on December 10, 1877, daughter of Joseph and Lucretia Williamson-Snell. She received her education in Richmond schools and in 1904 in Union City was married to Mr. Williams, who preceded her in death during 1926. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Della Snell, of Union City, and Mrs. Dora Bright, Harrisville; three nephews, Claude Snell, of Indianapolis; Gail, of Chicago, and Robert, Independence, Ind., and three nieces, Mrs. Clara Bayman, Greenville; Mrs. Donald Riegel, Union City, and Mrs. Louise Whitosky, Saginaw, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. at the residence with Rev. G. M. Payne, of Winchester, officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1947

Final Rites For Jesse B. Anders To Be Thursday

Funeral services for Jesse B. Anders, 58, who died at 12 o'clock noon on Monday, will be held at the residence, 609 North Howard street, Union City, at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. E. E. Kaufman will be in charge, with burial in Union City cemetery.

Mr. Anders' death was sudden. He had worked, as usual, at the Union City Body company Monday morning and, upon his return to his residence during the noon hour, suffered a fatal heart attack.

A lifelong resident of Union City and community, Mr. Anders was born on February 19, 1889, at Haysville, son of Walter and Mary E. Clear-Anders. After his education in the old No. 4 school at Haysville, he was married to Ina Hazel Miller on May 18, 1911 at Dayton.

He had served as a metal worker at the Body company for more that 25 years, and was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the wife, he leaves five daughters, Mrs. Helen Keltner, Troy. O.; Mrs. Ruby Wagner, Portland; Mrs. Violet DaPrato, St. Marys, O., and Misses Norma and Donna Anders, at home; three sons, Ralph Anders, Redkey, and Carl F. and Walter Anders, both at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Roy and Ira Anders, both of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Heuss, of Harrisville.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1947

Darke County Death Benjamin Clark

Versailles Benjamin F. Clark, 74, former operator of a tile mill at Versailles, died Friday at his home, west of here. Survivors: wife, Rose; two sons, Emmett and Jerry, both of Versailles; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Grewe, Versailles; Mrs. Louise Williams, Dayton, and Nora Clark, at home; 10 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Cohee, Versailles. Rites: Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1947

Darke County Death Hiram Hollinger

Gettysburg Hiram Hollinger, 86, who for several years served as superintendent of the Gettysburg cemetery, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Reed, Dayton. Other survivors: son, Walter, Gettysburg; another daughter, Grace Reck, also of here and two brothers. Services: 2 p. m. Monday at residence. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 10, 1947

Ridgeville Man Dies In Muncie; Rites Thursday

George W. Terrell, 74, a retired farmer and former resident of Ridgeville, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Muncie.

Funeral services for Mr. Terrell will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home, 524 Ohio avenue, Muncie, with Rev. Jack Addington of Farmland, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery, north of Farmland.

Mr. Terrell is survived by the widow, Ettie; one son, Lee, of Muncie; one half brother, Bert Thornburg, of Hartford City; and two half sisters, Mrs. Cox, of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Lina Hastings, of Redkey.

The body has been returned to the late residence from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1947

Esabelle Kemper Dies At Home Near Salamonia

Mrs. Esabelle Kemper, 70, of five miles southeast of Salamonia, in Jay county, passed away at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of a niece, Mrs. Elwood Shoemaker, Madison township, Jay county, following a four weeks' illness of complications. She had been critically ill for the past week.

She was born March 27, 1867, in Burke county, Penn., the daughter of Edward and Rebecca (Groh) Rudy. She married Devan H. Kemper on October 1, 1898. He preceded her in death in 1914.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Shoemaker, and a niece, Mrs. Estella (Shauver) Forthey of Toledo, Ohio, who was raised by the couple; one brother, David J. Rudy of Pike township, Jay county; one sister, Mrs. Louise Hull of Fort Wayne; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill Christian church, east of Salem, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. H. G. Perry of Salamonia. Interment will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body will remain at the Williamson funeral home in Portland until time for the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1947

Darke County Death Howard Ingalls

Greenville Howard Ingalls, 56, a veteran of both World War I and II, died Saturday at his farm home west of Red River, following a lingering illness. Survivors: wife, Maude; one son and mother. Services: Tuesday, 2 p. m. at residence. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1947

Darke County Death Harry Harrison

Hollansburg Harry Harrison, 73, died Monday afternoon. A retired farmer, he had lived in Hollansburg 25 years. Survivors: wife, Zona, and one brother, Jesse, of New Madison. Services: will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Hollansburg Christian church. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 12, 1947

Pioneer Resident Of Union City Passes Away

A. L. (Al) Branham, an 80-year-old pioneer resident of City, passed away Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Union City hospital following a one-month illness. Having made his home at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Wickersham, 402 West Pearl street, he had been in a serious condition for the past four days.

He was born on May 13, 1867 in Union City, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Branham. Following his education, he was married Effie Klumpp, 54 years ago in Union City. She preceded him in death in 1939.

For more than 35 years Mr. Branham operated a railroad restaurant business on north Columbia street, where Andersons store is now located. After his retirement 27 years ago he resided in Indianapolis for about 18 years. Since his return to Union City five years ago Mr. Branham spent much of his time at Anderson's store.

The only immediate survivor is a son, Robert J. Branham, of Indianapolis. His late brother, Frank, was former operator of the Branham hotel on West Pearl street. There are also two deceased sisters, Flora Pierce and Ida Bowen.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 12, 1947

Father Of Local Woman Succumbs

Silvian Earl Nisonger, 65-year-old son of George and Amanda Garrison-Nisonger, retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday evening at his home in New Madison. He was the father of Mrs. Garnet Threewits, of Union City.

Other survivors include the widow, Mae; two daughters; three grandchildren, a brother and sister.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church at Otterbein. Burial will be in Otterbein cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 13, 1947

Walter Baker, Phone Company Employe, Dies

Walter Baker, 58 years old, of Farmland, an employe of the Eastern Indiana Telephone company for forty years, died at the Randolph County hospital at 8 a. m. today.

Mr. Baker was manager of the telephone company's office in Farmland until this summer. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the wife, Gertrude; one son, Robert, of Winchester; and one half brother, Carl McVey, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland with Rev. G. M. Payne and Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 13, 1947

Darke County Death Charles Dunkle

Greenville Charles E. Dunkle, 80, retired railway mail clerk, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital from the effects of a heart attack he suffered at his home, east of Greenville on state route 71.

Survivors: two sons, Atty. Ralph W. Dunkle, Greenville, route one, and Atty. Simon P. Dunkle, Columbus.

Services: Friday, 2:30 p. m. at Zechar funeral home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1947

Harrisville Man Passes Away; Rites Tuesday

Frank L. Shelley, 63, who was employed in the stock department of the Union City Body company for the past 14 years, passed away Sunday at 7:30 a. m. at his residence in Harrisville following a one-week illness. He was in a serious condition only one day.

A lifelong resident of the City community, he was born on March 4, 1884 near Harrisville, son of William and Elizabeth Dixon-Shelley. Following his education in old No. 4 Wayne township school, Mr. Shelley was united in marriage to Eva Welch at Harrisville in 1903. Prior to becoming employed at the Body company, he had followed the occupation of farming for several years.

He was a member of the Knights of Golden Eagles lodge at Harrisville and belonged to the Church of Christ in that village.

Besides the wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harold Wasson, Union City, route five; one son, Lloyd Shelley, Union City; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Nora Bretz, of Bradford.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Harrisville Church of Christ with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. John Watson in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1947

Atta Jones Dies At Winchester; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Atta V. Jones, 73, wife of R. W. Jones, who died at 7 o'clock Sunday night at her home on Metz drive, in Winchester, following a ten day illness, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, with Rev. Howard Brown, of Richmond, officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Mrs. Jones had lived in Randolph county before going to Richmond in 1923, returning to Winchester in 1946. She was a member of the W.C.T.U., a fifty-three year member of the Rebekah lodge, the Women's Relief Corps and the Central Methodist church of Richmond.

Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Milo Shade of near Winchester, and Mrs. Olive Lynch of near Ridgeville; one son, Wallace of Eldorado, Ohio; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1947

Final Rites For Colonel Burton Held This Afternoon

Funeral services for Colonel Burton, 59, lifelong resident of Randolph county who was injured fatally late Saturday morning when he accidentally fell into a buzz saw, were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Nazarene church in Winchester. Rev. Lonnie Cole and Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiated and burial was in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Burton was sawing with Fuzzy Potter in a woods three miles northwest of Portland when the accident occurred. He died en-route to the Jay County hospital in Portland.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Burton lived with his sister, Blanche, his only survivor, two miles northeast of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1947

Darke County Death William D. Rice

Arcanum William D. Rice, 77, veteran employe of the Rosser Lumber company at Arcanum, died Friday at his home here.

Survivors: wife, Ethel; one son and a brother. Services: Sunday 2 p. m. at Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 16, 1947

County Native Killed In Truck, Train Crash

David F. Fowler, a native of Randolph county, and a prominent farmer of near Dunkirk, was fatally injured and Clyde Damesasca, also of near Dunkirk, was seriously injured about 10:30 a. m. Monday morning when their truck was struck by a Nickel Plate passenger train at a crossing about two miles southwest of Redkey.

The aged farmer died in an ambulance several minutes after the accident, while being taken to Ball hospital, Muncie. Damesasca, driver of the truck, is in critical condition at Ball hospital.

Three cows and a horse which had been purchased by Fowler, were killed. Fowler was reported to have hired Damesasca to take the stock to the farmer's farm. The wreckage was strewn one-quarter of a mile along the tracks.

Mr. Fowler is survived by the wife, Nettie; one stepson, Forrest McNull of Indianapolis; one brother, Hiram Fowler of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Thornburg of Muncie, Mrs. Madge Losh of Muncie, and Mrs. Atta Lewis of Portland.

Mr. Fowler was born in Randolph county on September 7, 1862, the son of Alem and Malinda (Beals) Fowler.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. in the Dunkirk Church of God with Rev. David Fisher and Rev. Ora Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Williamson funeral home, in Portland, to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 16, 1947

Darke County Death George W. Reitz

Arcanum George W. Reitz, 86, who for several years had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Mary Stutz, in Arcanum, died Friday at the Leahy Rest Home in New Lebanon. His survivors include eight other children. Services: Monday, 2 p. m. at Arcanum. Burial: Parish cemetery at Arlington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 17, 1947

Death Claims Union City Man At Greenville

Absalom (Ab) Woodbury, 83, a retired railroad employe of the New York Central company, and a native of Union City, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Greenville after a brief illness fro complications.

Mr. Woodbury was born January 6, 1861, the son of Charles and Sarah Ann Dixon-Woodbury and received his education in the Union City Schools. For several years he was employed at the old Union City Wheel Works and later he came affiliated with the railroad company. He lived in this city all his life until three years ago when he went to Greenville.

His only immediate survivors are nieces and nephews and include Mrs. A. P. Gruber, Mrs. Nellie Huston and Mrs. Ida Wolford, Union City; Mrs. Retta Galvin, Galion, Ohio; Mrs. Regina Jarrett, Portland; Theodore and Leonard Woodbury, Union City; Harry Woodbury, Clinton, Iowa; Fred Woodbury, Greenwich, Ohio, and Sylvester Woodbury, Portland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in this city with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 17, 1947

Graveside Services For Grote Infant

Graveside services were held at the Union City cemetery this afternoon at 1 o'clock for Susan Elaine Grote, infant daughter of Robert and (Gladys) Hamilton-Gote, 228 North Howard street, who was stillborn at the city hospital late yesterday morning.

Rev. D. G. Berkebile was the officiating minister, and Brooks and Sons funeral home was in charge of burial preparations.

Besides the parents, survivors include one brother, Michael Eugene; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Asael Hamilton, of Union City, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grote, Greenville, route four.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 18, 1947

Lenora Mangas Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Lenora N. Mangas, 77, prominent resident of Union City, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at her home, 527 North Plum street, following a three-day serious illness.

Born on November 29, 1869, in Clinton, Ill., she was the daughter of Isaac P. and Nancy Patton-Gaba. She received her education in Clinton schools and on April 24, 1886, at Baxter Springs, Kans., she was married to Emanuel E. Mangas, who preceded her in death 15 years ago.

A resident of City for the past 55 years, Mrs. Mangas was a member of the First Christian church, organizations of the church, Monday Afternoon Reading club, and Cecilian club

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Roberson, of Union City, and Mrs. Percy Barefoot, of Muncie; two sons, Melvin L. Mangas and Russell Mangas, both of Union City; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Christian church in City with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made at New Lisbon.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 19, 1947

Brother Of Local Men Passes Away; Rites Saturday

Connersville Thomas C. Woods, 63 years old, foreman at the Davis foundry in New Castle, died Thursday. He resided in Rushville where he had lived eight years. A native of Portland, Ind., he was a son of John and Sarah Grease-Woods.

Among the survivors are two brothers who reside in Union City. They are George and Jess Woods.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Baird funeral home in Portland with Rev. Marshall Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery at Portland. Friends may call at the Moster mortuary in Rushville Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 19, 1947

Darke County Death Douglas E. Moore

Arcanum Funeral services were held Thursday in Arcanum for Douglas E. Moore, 86, of this city, who died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Burial was at Abbottsville.

Survivors: daughter, Ella M. Burke, of Arcanum, and two sons, Walter S. Moore, Ithaca, and Clarence J. Moore, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 20, 1947

Death Claims Native Of Near Union City; Rites To Be Monday

Harvey Scholl, 67, well-known Greenville township farmer and native of northeast of Union City, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Thursday night from the effects of heart attack he suffered eleven days ago.

He had spent the major part of his life in the Greenville vicinity, and was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church, Greenville, and Concord Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah J.; four sons, Earl, of Greenville; Russell, Chicago, and Robert and Willard, both of Greenville, route two; one daughter, Mrs. William Allread, Greenville, route five, and eight grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's church in Greenville with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in that city at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Services Conducted For Burkett Infant

Services for the infant daughter of Forrest and Frances Uller-Burkett, 516 North High street, Union City, who was stillborn at the city hospital Saturday at 8 p. m., were held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home. Rev. E. E. Kaufman was in charge, with burial in Jericho cemetery.

Besides the parents, survivors include two brothers, Kent Lee and Randall Keith, both at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Ullery, of Gettysburg, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Armstrong, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Rites Are Held For Ex-Resident Of Union City-Dayton

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Friedline, 86, a former resident of Union City, who died suddenly Saturday at the Brethren Church home in Greenville following a heart attack, were held there at 10 o'clock this morning. Rev. D. G. Berkebile was the officiating minister and burial was in Union City cemetery.

She was born northeast of Union City on April 9, 1861, daughter of William and Rebecca Studebaker-Baker. Following her education in Jackson, O., township schools, she was married to Albert Friedline, who preceded her in death 51 years ago. Mrs. Friedline had lived in the Union City community all her life until 17 years ago when she made her residence at the Brethren Church home in Greenville. She was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Daubenmire, of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Rites Held For Brother Of Union City Woman

Funeral services for Earl C. Money, 63, brother of Mrs. Ara Armstrong, of near Union City, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his residence in Portland Friday evening, were held this afternoon at the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church in Portland. Burial was in Mount Zion cemetery.

Mr. Money and his wife, Roma, were starting to drive to Albany to visit friends when he was fatally stricken as he was getting into the car.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Rites Held For Mother Of Union City Woman

Services for Mrs. Mary M. Shafer, 81, mother of Mrs. Amy Avery, of Union City, who died in Eaton, O., Friday afternoon at the Girton funeral home in Eaton. Interment was in Zion cemetery south of Eaton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Darke County Death Charles F. McCarter

Nashville Charles F. McCarter, 68, well known Darke county farmer, died Saturday at his residence, one mile west of Nashville, after a three-year illness. Survivors: wife, Cora, and several nieces and nephews. Services: Monday, 2 p. m. at Greenville. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Darke County Death James A. Shephard

Gordon James Allen Shephard, 80, died Thursday night at his home here. He had resided in Darke county his entire life, and was a resident of the Gordon area for the past 47 years. Survivors: Three sons and two daughters. Rites: Monday 2:30 p. m. at Gordon. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1947

Darke County Death Mrs. Marion E. Dunkel

Versailles Mrs. Marion E. Dunkel, 35, wife of Victor Dunkel, well known Versailles businessman, died Thursday at her residence here. Survivors besides husband [Walter]; son, James, two daughters, Laura Lou and Linda, all at home, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Trittschuh, Versailles. Services: Sunday at Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 23, 1947

One Dead, 2 Hurt As Autos Collide Near North Star

One person was killed and two others injured in a two-car collision on U. S. Route 127, approximately three-fourths of a mile south of North Star in northern Darke county, at 5:30 p. m. Sunday.

Fatally injured was William Border, 77, of Rossburg, route one, who was a passenger in a car driven by his daughter, Mrs. Lela Hollinger, 43, same address. According to reports by State Patrolman E. L. Meyer, who investigated the accident, Border bled to death in an ambulance enroute to Wayne hospital in Greenville. He had sustained multiple lacerations, including a deep cut on his neck.

Mrs. Hollinger and a twelve-year-old son, Earl, are being treated at Wayne hospital but neither is reported to be in serious condition. The former sustained head and facial lacerations, while the boy suffered head injuries and is being held at the hospital for observation.

According to Patrolman Meyer, the accident occurred in front of the Hollinger residence as Mrs. Hollinger, whose car was northbound, turned into a farm lane. The patrolman's report indicates that she turned directly into the path of a southbound auto operated by Paul Oda, 25, of Brookville, route two.

Oda and two passengers in his car escaped with minor bruises. Mrs. Hollinger's husband, Raymond, 65, was also only slightly injured, Patrolman Meyer stated.

The accident victim is said to have made his home with his daughter and son-in-law. His body was removed to the Miller Brothers funeral home in Versailles.

[Funeral services for William J. Border was conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran church near North Star. Burial was made in the St. Paul's church cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 24, 1947

Darke County Death Grant Meade

Greenville Grant Meade, 63-year-old Greenville sewer contractor, died Saturday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton. Survivors: wife, Marie; five sons and four daughters. Services: Tuesday at Greenville. Burial: Piqua cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 24, 1947

Darke County Death Ida M. Meeker

Greenville Mrs. Ida M. Meeker, 81, widow of William Meeker, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Hildebrand, 205 Harrison avenue. Services: Wednesday, 2 p. m. at Greenville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 24, 1947

Darke County Death John Saintignon

Osgood John Saintignon, 76, retired Darke county farmer, died Saturday night at his home in Osgood. Survivors: wife, Lena; four sons and two daughters. Services: Wednesday at Osgood. Burial: Holy Family cemetery at Frenchtown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1947

Father Of Union City Man Dies Wednesday

Lon Breeland, 74, father of Woody Breeland, of Union City, passed away Wednesday at 2 p. m. at his home in Pangitahoa, La., after a four-weeks' serious illness.

The son, his wife and their daughter, Ona Kay, left this city Wednesday evening for the Louisiana town, where services and burial will take place.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1947

Funeral Services For Airplane Crash Victim Will Be Held Here

The body of Miss Margaret Ann Stewart, 22, who was killed in an airplane crash at San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America, on September 13, was brought to Union City this morning for services and burial.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Miss Stewart, formerly of Miami, Fla., was an accountant in the U. S. embassy at San Salvador, and met her death when the Cessna plane she was operating crashed in a corn field. She was the only occupant of the aircraft and suffered fractures of the ribs, arms, legs and other parts of the body.

Surviving are the father, Lewis I. Stewart, of Chicago, formerly of Union City; the mother, Mrs. Jane H. Stewart, of Miami, Fla.; two sisters and two brothers.

Miss Maude Jenkins of Union City is a cousin of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1947

Elsworth Conklin Dies At Home In Union City

Elsworth L. Conklin, 79-year-old retired farmer, passed away Wednesday at 8:35 p. m. at his residence, 817 West Elm street, Union City, following a nine-weeks' illness from cancer.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born west of the city on December 25, 1867, son of Samuel and Mary Mason-Conklin. He attended the old No. 2 and No. 10 schools and was married to Anna L. Davis in Winchester in 1907. He was a member of the Harrisville Christian church.

Besides the son, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, route four, Union City, and Mrs. Virginia Isenbarger, route two, Union City, and three sons, Russell Conklin of Winchester, and Leroy and Samuel Conklin, both of near Union City. One son, two sisters and two brothers are deceased.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending burial arrangements.

[ Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Harrisville Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger and Rev. John Watson in charge. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1947

Carl Jones, 49, Dies Following Major Surgery

Carl Jones, 49, of Ridgeville, died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday following major surgery. He was an employe of the Muncie Gear company.

Surviving are the widow, Nettie; two daughters, Mrs Betty Wheat of Albany, and Lois, at home; three sons, Eldon, Russell and Donald, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Priest of Ridgeville; one half sister, Mrs. Vera Lost of Winchester; and one half brother, Cleon Winner of Ridgeville.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville, where funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. Vance Davisson will officiate and burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 26, 1947

Heart Attack Is Fatal To John W. Meeks

John W. Meeks, 70-year-old retired railroad worker, died suddenly this morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of a son, Clifford Meeks, 339 Vine street, Union City, following a heart attack.

Born on January 4, 1877, he was the son of John W. and Matilda Vance-Meeks. He was reared and educated in Paulding county, O., and came to the Union City community during his youth. For the past several years he had made his home with the son. His wife, Bessie Johnson-Meeks, whom he married in Winchester, passed away many years ago.

He was a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Besides the son, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Virginia Doolas, of Denver, Colorado. Two daughters, three brothers and one sister are deceased.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

[A change of plans caused the services and burial to be conducted on Monday, Sept. 29.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 26, 1947

William Harris Dies Thursday At Saratoga Home

William Harvey Harris, 76, a lifelong resident and farmer of Randolph county, passed away at his home in Saratoga at 11:25 p. m. Thursday following an illness of five weeks.

Mr. Harris was born April 21, 1871, the son of Isham and Ann (Hayworth) Harris. He was a member of the White River Friends church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Celia Jennings and Mrs. Edna Conyers of Saratoga, and Mrs. Elma Hathaway of Muncie; two brothers, Cornelius Harris of Winchester and Lester Harris of Marion; one sister, May Bird of Indianapolis.

Funeral services for Mr. Harris will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (CST) Sunday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Harold Reich officiating. Burial will be in the White River cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 26, 1947

Ex-Resident Dies In Ohio Town; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Goldie Caupp, 58, wife of William Caupp, 614 West Main street, Muncie, formerly of Union City, Passed away Thursday at 1 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carol Rudy, Little York, near Dayton, O., following a two-year illness. Her condition had been serious for the past nine months.

Born on July 10, 1889 in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Samuel H. and Emily Gray-Myers. Following her education in Spartanburg school, she came to the Union City community 40 years ago. She resided in Union City and vicinity until two years ago when she made her home in Muncie. She was a member of the Christian church in Union City.

Besides the husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Guy Cox, of Union City; Mrs. Walter Wolf, of Greenville, and Mrs. Rudy, at whose home she died; one step-daughter, Mrs. Vera Griffith, Union City; two step-sons, Lester and Kenneth Caupp, both of Muncie; 12 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Britt, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Nellie Brubaker, Elkhart, Ind.

Final rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. A. E. Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 26, 1947

Darke County Death Gertrude Batten

Greenville Mrs. Gertrude Batten, 60, wife of Joseph Batten, 520 Gray avenue, died Tuesday night at Wayne hospital. Mrs. Batten was born and reared in the Woodington vicinity and had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Harold, of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Long, also of this city; seven grandchildren; one sister, and four brothers.

Services will be held at the Church of Christ here at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1947

Lifelong County Resident Dies Near Farmland

Rev. N. W. Gray, 84, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died Friday night in a nursing home west of Farmland.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Golda Amburn of Farmland; two sons, William M. of Eaton, O., and Garver C. of near Redkey; and one brother, T. O. Gray of Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland, with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1947

Allen Warvel Rites To Be Held Sunday

Services for [Amos] Allen Warvel, 83, who died Thursday at his home near Sharpeye, six miles southeast of Union City, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Beamsville cemetery.

Mr. Warvel was born and reared in Richland township and had spent his entire life in Darke county. He was a member of the Carnahan Church of Christ and had been critically ill for ten days prior to his death.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; four sons, Noah, Warvel, of Greenville route three; Ira Warvel, Palestine, and O. C. and Linn Warvel, both of Greenville, route four; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and two brothers, Labon and Leonard Warvel, both of Versailles, route two.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1947

Darke County Death Sherrell Lee Moore

New Madison Sherrell Lee Moore, eight-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Moore, of Richmond, formerly of New Madison, died Thursday at Reid Memorial hospital at Richmond. Services were held this morning at New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1947

Darke County Death Anna C. North-Pickett

Arcanum Mrs. Allan C. North, 76, died Wednesday night at the home of a son, Willard, West Fourth street. Other survivors: five sons, Oren, Arcanum; Ed and Berlin North, Greenville; Harvey, West Manchester, and Herbert, Lewisburg, and four daughters, Mrs. Susie Kerns and Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, Greenville; Mrs. Bertha Litten, near Arcanum, and Mrs. Leola Brumbaugh, Pleasant Hill. Services: Saturday at Arcanum. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1947

Darke County Death Ida M. Trittschuh

Versailles Mrs. Ida M. Trittschuh, 81, widow of August A. Trittschuh, died Wednesday night at her home in Versailles. Services: Saturday at Versailles. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Edwin L. Nichol, Versailles, and three grandchildren.

[Burial was made on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 29, 1947

Darke County Death Della Shields

Arcanum Mrs. Della Shields, 79, formerly of Arcanum, died Thursday night at the St. Clair Home of the Aged, Greenville. Survivors: son, Berman, of Ansonia; granddaughter; two great-grandsons, and three sisters. Services: Saturday, Greenville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

[Also surviving: one brother, Jesse Warner of Dayton, O.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 30, 1947

Rossburg Accident Victim Is Dead; Related Locally

David L. Dunkelberger, 73, residing two and one-half miles west of Rossburg, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from head injuries sustained in a farming accident two months ago. He was admitted to the hospital Saturday.

The accident occurred when Dunkelberger was helping a neighbor with farm chores. He was struck in the head by a pulley.

He leaves his wife, Malissa; three daughters, Mrs. Wasson, of Union City, route three; Mrs. Harriet Detling, New Weston, route one, and Mrs. Dora Fletcher, Greenville, route one; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. H. P. Snapp officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 1, 1947

Bell Gettinger Dies At Hospital In Union City

Mrs. Bell Gettinger, 84, of 736 West Pearl street, Union City, passed away Tuesday at the city hospital following a stroke she suffered eight days ago.

She was born on November 27, 1862 at Jaysville in Darke county, daughter of James and Barbara Brown-Markwith. She attended Jaysville grade school and Greenville high school and resided in that vicinity until 36 years ago when she came to Union City. She was a member of the Greenville Christian church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles Leavell, of Winchester, and Mrs. Herbert Bowman, of near Union City; two granddaughters, Mrs. Donald Shaw, of Spartanburg, and Mrs. Harry Loy, Jr., of near Union City, and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gettinger was the last survivor of 11 brothers and sisters.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Rites Friday For Elmer Horine; Former Resident

Final rites for Elmer Horine, 78, who died Wednesday at his home in Fort Recovery, will be held at 2 o'clock (EST) Friday afternoon at the residence. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Mr. Horine had been in failing health for the past six years and was in a critical condition for the past few weeks. His death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

A native of Darke county, he was the son of Lewis and Amanda Reichard-Horine. For many years he resided in the vicinity of Buck's Corner, Mississinawa township prior to coming to Union City about 22 years ago. He had resided in Fort Recovery for the past two years. A well-known, retired farmer and carpenter, he was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Luella Welbourne, whom he married north of Union City; one son, George Horine, Fort Recovery; one granddaughter, Mrs. William Bryant, Fort Recovery; two great-granddaughters; one brother, Luther Horine, North of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Lida Miller, Greenville. One daughter and a granddaughter are deceased.

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

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

Orva Isenbarger Dies; Leaves Union City; Saratoga Survivors

Orva Isenbarger, 50, of Redkey, suffered a stroke of paralysis Wednesday while at work in a Dunkirk factory and died about six hours later in the Jay County hospital at Portland.

Survivors include the widow, Doris; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Bowman, of Redkey, and two sons, Warren, of Montpelier, and Richard, Dunkirk; two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Schall and Mrs. Pearl Kauffman, both of Union City, and three brothers, Jesse, of Butler; Ralph, of Union City, and Webb, of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Methodist church at Redkey, with burial in Hillcrest cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Darke County Death Margaret Thomas

Greenville Services for Mrs. Margaret Antram Thomas, 80, formerly of here, who died Sunday at Piqua, were held Wednesday in that latter city. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

[She was the daughter of William Antram and the widow of Gideon Thomas.]

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

Darke County Death Elmer Sink

Greenville Elmer Sink, 76, died suddenly at his home here. Mr. Sink was a Darke county native and had operated a farm near North Star prior to moving to Greenville 20 years ago. Survivors: wife, Ollie; four sons; three daughters;five grandchildren; one sister, Zura Edsall, New Weston, and two brothers, Orla, Greenville, and Frank, North Star. Rites: Greenville, Tuesday. Burial: city cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Carol Ann Diltz

Greenville Carol Ann Diltz, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Diltz, 403 Plum street, died Sunday after a short illness from pneumonia. Services: Wednesday, Greenville. Burial: city cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Herschel Frenchtown

New Madison Herschel French, 53, prominent Butler township farmer, died Sunday from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered while working in a corn field adjoining his home on New Madison, route one. Survivors: wife, Cora; two sons, and one daughter. Services: Wednesday, Otterbein church. Burial: church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Mrs. Anna Nichol

Greenville A heart attack caused the sudden death of Mrs. Anna Nichol, 69, at her residence here Monday night. Survivors: brother and two sisters.

[Mrs. Anna May Skidmore-Nichols, 68, widow of Elmer Nichols, was buried Oct. 2, 1947 in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, IN.]

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

James Chenoweth Dies At Hospital In Fort Wayne

James E. (Emory) Chenoweth, 65, died Tuesday at the Irene Byron sanatorium in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for the past two months.

Mr. Chenoweth resided on a farm two miles east of Lynn and was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are the widow, Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Echo McVey of Winchester, and Mrs. Ceila Starauno of Oakland, Calif.; two sons, LeRoy of Lansing, Mich., and George of St. Louis, Mo.; one step-son, Gerald Defibaugh of Lynn; two brothers, Leonard of near Lynn, and Howard of Lynn.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed.

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

Margaret Ritchey Dies Thursday In Union City

Mrs. Margaret E. Ritchey, 37, wife of Glen Ritchey, died Thursday afternoon at the family home in Union City, after an extended illness.

In addition to the husband, she is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Henisa of Ridgeville; one stepson, Robert Ritchey of Winchester; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Denney of Union City; and two sisters, Mrs. Claude Cox and Mrs. Francis Bailey, both of Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ritchey will be conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Summers funeral home in Winchester, with Rev. Raymond D. Harris in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

The body will be returned to the residence, 621 North State Line street, in Union City, where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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

Death Claimes Jeanetta Metz; Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanetta A. Metz, 83, who died at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home in Ridgeville, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Flossie Myers of Anderson, Mrs. Laura Bolander and Mrs. Alma Conn, both of Albany, Mrs. Lulu Burton of Ridgeville and Mrs. Delphia Stafford of near Portland; three sons, Frank of Winchester, Rollie of Ridgeville, and Fred of Niles, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Hinkle and Mrs. Clara Meyer, both of near Ridgeville, Mrs. Laura Grow of Saratoga, and Mrs. Mary Weimer of Union City; one brother, James Smiley of Flint, Mich.; 34 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Father Of Union City Man Passes Away

Ezra D. Shephard, 73, died Friday afternoon at the home of a son, Robert, in Milton, near Cambridge City, Ind.

Besides the son, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Treva Driver, Richmond; two other sons, Elwood Shephard, Union City, and Omer, of the Hawaiian Islands; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Howard and Son funeral home in Cambridge City. Burial will be in Goshen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Darke County Death Harley Hill

Bradford Harley (Harl) Hill, 66, died Wednesday at his home here following a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Lova, one daughter, two brothers and one sister. Rites: Saturday, at Beech church. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

[Full names: Harley Harold Hill and Lova Jane Thompson-Hill]

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

Bulletin Miss Sadie Landers, 56, a lifelong resident of Union City, died at 10 p. m. Sunday at a hospital in Jackson, Mich. Funeral services will be held at a Catholic church in Jackson at 9 a. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in a cemetery there. Other details will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at St. John's church in Jackson. Burial was made in the church cemetery.]

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

Victor Huffman Dies At Home Near Farmland

Victor L. Huffman, 55, passed away at 6:30 a. m. today at his home two and one-half miles northeast of Farmland following a lingering illness of two years. He had been confined to his bed since June.

Surviving are the wife, Ethel; the mother, Mrs. Ella Huffman; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Anderson, at home; one son, Charles W. Huffman of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. James Miller of Farmland; three brothers, William H. and Kenneth L. Huffman of Winchester and Everett Huffman of Elkhart.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. in the Olive Branch church with Rev. N. H. Thornburg assisted by Rev. George Addington, officiating. Burial will be in New Dayton cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence after 10 a. m. Sunday.

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

Youth Killed In Crash Near Gettysburg

One youth was killed and another seriously injured early Monday morning when an auto crashed head on into a tree at the west edge of Gettysburg on U. S. route 36, the Greenville-Piqua road.

Fatally injured was Howard Montgomery, 20, of near Covington, O., who died eight hours later at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Hospital attendants attributed death to a skull fracture.

Montgomery was a passenger in a car driven by Clinton Edward Angle, 20, also of Covington. State patrolman, who investigated the crash, said that Angle, whose car was eastbound, had evidently fallen asleep.

Angle sustained chest injuries and multiple cuts on his hands and left wrist. He is a patient at Wayne hospital, where it was reported that his condition was only fair.

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

Malinda A. Bond Dies Tuesday In Richmond

Malinda Alice Bond, 61, died in a Richmond hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of one year.

Born in Kansas, she had been a resident of Muncie and vicinity for 22 years, and made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Opal Conyers of Saratoga.

She was a member of the Normal City Methodist church in Muncie.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Dessie Ertle of Winchester; one half brother, Finley Butler of Muncie; one step sister, Mrs. Brose Marks of Muncie; and three grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Parsons mortuary in Muncie. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Parson mortuary in Muncie, conducted by Rev. Dale Beatty of Columbia City. Burial was made in the Beech Grove cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death Helen Louise Hole

Versailles Miss Helen Louise Hole, 27, was found dead in bed early Friday at her home here. Medical examiners pronounced death due to a heart attack. Survivors: father, Joseph M. Hole; one sister and three grandparents. Services: Sunday at Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

[Her Death Certificate gives her middle name as Lucile.]

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

Darke County Death Nettie Nisonger

Ithaca Services were held at Ithaca Tuesday for Mrs. Nettie Nisonger, 76, widow of William Nisonger, who died Saturday night at her home, two miles south of here. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: two sons, Herbert and Ray, both at home.

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

Darke County Death Nancy Fisherback

New Madison Despondency over failing health is reported to have motivated the suicide of Mrs. Nancy S. Fisherback, 62, who hanged herself Monday in a woodshed adjoining her farm residence, one mile south of New Madison. She had been in poor health for an extended period. Survivors: husband, John Fisherback, and six children.

[Nancy Sylvania Dynes-Fisherback was buried on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Greenmound cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death John C. Waymire

Palestine John C. Waymire, 90, died Monday at the home of a son, John, Jr., southwest of Palestine, after an extended illness. He has 118 immediate survivors, including eight children, 46 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and a brother. Services: Wednesday, at 2 p. m. at Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial: Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Earl Stuck

Greenville Earl Stuck, 69, prominent retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at his home here. Mr. Stuck had served for over 20 years as president of the Farmer's Co-Operative Dairy in Greenville and for eight years had represented the county as a director of the Miami Valley Milk Producers association. Survivors: wife, Florence; father, William Stuck, Greenville, and a brother, Roll Stuck, also of here. Services Wednesday, at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Coletown Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, 605 Sweitzer street.

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

Former Resident Dies In Michigan

Word received here has disclosed the death of Thomas Falls, 61, formerly of the Union City and Winchester communities, which occurred October 1 at Detroit. Mr. Falls had resided in Detroit since leaving this vicinity 32 years ago.

Surviving besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs. William Harvey, of Denver, Colo.; one son, Dr. Harold Falls, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; three sisters, Mrs. John Hilbert, Mrs. Grace Heidinger and Miss Maude Falls, and one brother, John.

Services were held last Saturday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery in that city.

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

Wilmore Rites At Lynn Church Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Nattie Wilmore, 74, widow of Troy Wilmore, who died at her home in Lynn Tuesday at 11:30 p. m. after a prolonged illness, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the West Christian church in Lynn, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge and Rev. Harold Oder assisting. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Surviving are four daughter, Mrs. Miriam Carpenter of Winchester, Mrs. Flora Belle Allen of Ridgeville, Mrs. Irene Brown of Lynn, and Miss Charity Wilmore of Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Homer of Richmond, and Frank and Carl of Tucson, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn at any time.

[The given name might be Mattie.]

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

Mary Clevenger Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Clevenger, 85, of 606 High street, Winchester, passed away Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital following a serious illness of one week.

Surviving re two sons, Don Clevenger of Winchester and Loring Clevenger of Union City; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Coleman of Eaton, O.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral where it will remain. Funeral services will be held at the Friends church in Winchester Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Kenneth Pickering officiating. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Chancey Hathaway

Greenville Chancey Hathwaway, 72, retired Greenville businessman, died Tuesday night at the home of a son, Tillman (Doc) Hathaway, 200 Public Square, after a lingering illness. Besides the son, he leaves another son, Edwin R. of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, and two brothers. Services: Friday at Greenville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Minnie L. Lykins Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Minnie Lee Lykins, 65, wife of Ott Lykins, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 2:35 a. m. today following an extended illness.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald of Portland, Harold C. and Richard L. of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Jones, Mrs. Coy Haynes and Mrs. Robert Pullic, all of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation where it will remain for final rites to be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Loren Helm officiating. Interment will be in the Jericho cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Mary Jane Trittschuh

Versailles Mrs. Mary Jane Trittschuh, 84, widow of Gus Trittschuh, Versailles, died Wednesday at the residence of Mrs. E. C. True, Greenville. Services: Friday, at Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Philip Reichard

Arcanum Services were held Friday at Arcanum for Philip Reichard, 63, of here, who died Tuesday at a Lima hospital. Burial: Abbottsville. Survivors: one daughter and a sister.

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

Darke County Death Merlin Sando

Arcanum Merlin Sando, 56, former Darke county school administrator, died Thursday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Mr. Sando, who had lived in West Milton since 1936, formerly served as superintendent of both the Monroe township and Gettysburg schools in Darke county. In resent years he had been a partner in the Stutz and Sando funeral home at West Milton, Arcanum and New Madison, retiring in 1944 because of failing health. Survivors: wife, Olive: one son, Dean, a student at Ohio State university, Columbus, and a daughter, Jean, at home. Services: Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Mennonite church at Potsdam. Burial: West Milton. Friends may call at the Sando residence in West Milton.

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

Union City Man Dies From Crash Injuries; Services Wednesday

James Elvin Grow, 24-year-old navy veteran and manager of Keener's Grill, 203 East Elm street, Union City, died Sunday at 7 a. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville from injuries sustained in an auto crash about six hours earlier.

The accident occurred on State Route 71, one-fourth mile east of White Springs golf course, located one and one-half northwest of Greenville.

Hospital attendants reported that he suffered internal injuries, shock, a fractured left femur and fractured right ankle.

According to Evert Snyder, Darke county sheriff, who investigated, Grow was operating his 1946 Chrysler four-door sedan towards Greenville when he evidently lost control of the auto as it was rounding a curve. The auto skidded into the ditch on the north side of the rad and struck two trees. The machine was demolished.

He was born on September 26, 1923, near Muncie, son of Rolla J. and Caryl Jackson-Grow. Following his education at Muncie, he served as a storekeeper, first class, USN, aboard an ammunition ship for over four years. After his discharge, he came to Union City over a year ago and assumed his duties as manager of the Keener establishment. He had made his home at 127 East Elm street, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Union City and Eagles lodge in Greenville.

Surviving are his father, Rolla, and his step-mother, Mrs. Mable Grow, of Muncie; three brothers, Ivan and Ronald, both of Muncie, and Hubert, who is stationed with the marines corps in California, and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest R. Keener, Union City, and Mrs. Rosie Dickover and Mrs. Dorothy Jones, both of Selma. The latter was to be married Yesterday.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 7 p. m. Monday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church, in Union City, in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, assisted by members of the V. F. W. Interment will be made in Reitenour cemetery, one mile west of Deerfield.

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

Funeral Services Held For Sister Of Local Woman

Final rites for Mrs. Georgie Bell Hatfield, 29, of Winamac, Ind., who died last Friday at Memorial hospital in Logansport, following a two week's serious illness from a throat infection, were held Sunday at the Methodist church in Winamac. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery in Winamac.

Surviving are the husband, Thomas Hatfield; two children; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Poor, of Winamac, and five sisters, including Mrs. Milo McGinnis and daughter, Judy; Mr. and Mrs. George Tuley and Daughter, Audean Sue, and Mr. and Mrs. James Stump and son, James Michael

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

Edward Schrontz, Former Resident, Claimed By Death

Edward (Ed) Schrontz, 76, of Anderson, formerly of Union City, died Monday at an Anderson hospital after a year's illness from a complication of diseases.

A native of Union City, he was educated in the local St. Mary's school, and was a star pitcher of the old Mackey baseball team. He served as a railroad operator here for many years and moved to Anderson about 40 years ago. In Anderson he served as a railroad ticket agent until his illness. He was a member of the Catholic church in that city.

Surviving are a son and daughter. His wife, Clara Clasgens-Schrontz, passed away several years ago. He was a brother of the late Mary Schrontz, who resided on North Howard street.

Word of the funeral arrangements has not been received by friends in this city.

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

James A. Beatty Succumbs In Dayton

James A. Beatty, related locally, passed away Tuesday at Dayton after an extended illness from a complication of diseases. He was a lifelong resident of Dayton.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Hueber-Beatty, formerly of Union City; two sons, Robert and Jack, at home, and two daughters, Barbara, at home, and Dorothy, of Pocatello, Idaho. Harry Hueber, of Union City, and Walter Hueber, of Harrisville, are brothers-in-law of the deceased.

Funeral services will be held Friday at Dayton, with burial in a cemetery there.

[Robert James A. Beatty was age 56 at death. His burial was at Shiloh Springs cemetery, Montgomery Co., OH]

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

Funeral Services For J. W. Brock Will Be Friday

Funeral services for John William Brock, 86, well-known retired farmer, who died Tuesday noon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Welbourn, 431 West Pearl street, Union Cvity, will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Bethel church, two miles south of Fort Recovery. Burial will be made in Springhill cemetery in Fort Recovery.

The death of Mr. Brock followed a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered on Monday evening.

He was born on October 21, 1860, four miles east of Greenville, son of Daniel and Jemima A. Weaver-Brock. He moved with his parents from Darke to Mercer county in 1870 and was educated in Hastings school in the latter county.

On February 19, 1885 he was married to Lydia Hellwarth, who preceded him in death on December 30, 1939. Until his retirement in 1913 Mr. Brock was actively engaged in farming pursuits in Mercer and northern Darke county. He was a member of the Mount Zion Evangelical United Brethren church, west of Buck's Corner.

Besides the daughter, he leaves one son, Russell Brock, Union City, route one; four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; one brother, A. J. Brock of Fort Recovery; a sister, Mrs. Emma Miller, Dayton, and a foster sister, Mrs. Fannie Briner, of Rose Hill, O. Three brothers are deceased.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Welbourn residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

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

Fred Bintz, 90, Retired U. C. Merchant, Dies

Fred Bintz, 90, one of Union City's oldest businessman, died at 12:30 a. m. today at Union City hospital, following a broken left hip he sustained in a fall at his residence, 718 North Union street, Union City on October 2. Mr. Bintz had been in failing health since suffering a stroke four years ago. He suffered a second stroke one year ago.

A native of Germany he was born on April 10, 1857, the son of John and Elizabeth (Eppeisheimer) Bintz. He was educated in the public schools of Germany and came with his parents to the United States when he was 18 years old. On September 1, 1885, he was married to Kathryn Fotach in Courtland, Neb., and they came to Union City 33 years ago.

For many years Mr. Bintz operated a large hardware store and tin shop in the building now occupied by Fisher Electric company and Wise Paint store, North Columbia street, in Union Cit. Later he conducted a tin shop in the building on the corner of Union and West Oak street, Union City. He had been retired for the past few years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Mr. and Mrs. Bintz observed their sixty-second wedding anniversary last September.

Besides the wife he leaves three sons, Jacob Bintz of Indianapolis, Wesley of Lansing, Mich., and Carl of Saginaw, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Rappe of Portland, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, George Bintz of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one brother, Walter, died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Church of God in Union City in charge of Rev. W. W. Pirkle assisted by Rev. Avery Lane. Interment will be made in the Union City cemetery.

The family requests that no flowers be sent.

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

Cyril Keckler, 49, Dog Fancier, Dies

Greenville, Oct. 16 Christopher Cyril Keckler, 49, dog breeder and owner of the G. T. Wolf Awning and Tent company here, died Wednesday in Wayne hospital. Mr. Keckler suffered a heart attack Saturday.

As a dog fancier, Mr. Keckler owned the Keck kennels here where he bred registered Great Danes. He also judged dog shows throughout the nation.

Mr. Keckler formerly owned the Yorkshire telephone company in Darke county and was a member of the local Elks lodge.

His only immediate survivor is his wife, Mrs. Virginia Wolf-Keckler. Services will be held Saturday.

[Burial was made on Saturday at Ft. Jefferson cemetery.]

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

Fred C. West, County Native, Dies At Muncie

Frederick C. West, 75 widely-known Muncie businessman, and a native of Farmland, died at 3:55 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home, 518 South Gharkey street, Muncie, after a critical illness of seven days.

His body was removed to the Meeks mortuary in Muncie, where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon by A. W. Pugh, pastor of the Muncie High street Methodist church, and burial will be made in the Woodlawn cemetery, east of Farmland.

Mr. West was owner of an advertising agency with offices in the Johnson Block in Muncie, and former business manager of the Muncie Star, a position from which he retired seven years ago due to failing health. A few months later he opened his advertising agency.

He joined The Star in 1912 as advertising manager and four years later resigned to accept a position as advertising executive in Indianapolis. He returned to Muncie in the early twenties, opened an advertising agency and continued with it until in the early thirties when he returned to The Star as business manager.

He was a native of Farmland where his father, William C. West, was owner and publisher of the Farmland Enterprise, a weekly newspaper. He learned to set type during his childhood. He took possession of the pater after his father's death in 1909 and two years later went to Muncie as the confidential secretary of Amos Whiteley, Sr., owner of the Whiteley Malleable. Later he became affiliated with the Keller company, being employed in the office and owning stock in the company.

He became one of the most widely acquainted residents of Muncie, taking part in church and civic affairs during all the years he made his residence there. When he retired from The Star in 1940, he and Mrs. West planned to join their daughter, Ruth, in Sacramento, Cal. However he suffered a light stroke and was advised against making the trip. Since then his health had failed gradually and he made his last appearance in his office in Muncie October 7. On the following day he fell in his home and had since been bedfast.

His wife and daughter are his only survivors.

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

Farmland Man Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Delma Shaffer, 50, who resided seven miles southwest of Farmland, died Tuesday night at the Randolph County hospital.

Survivors include the widow, Mabel; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Fouts, of Modoc, Eileen and Shirley, both at home; two sons, Harley of Modoc, and Kenneth at home; one brother, Cordie of Union City; two half sisters, Mrs. Marion Ackendack of Daleville, and Mrs. Ronald Boulware of St. Louis; and two half brothers, Forrest Shaffer of Selma, and Harmon Shaffer of Saratoga.

Funeral services for Mr. Shaffer will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Buena Vista church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Darke County Death William Neanen

New Madison William J. Neanen, 66, prominent farmer in this area, died Saturday night at his home near here. Survivors: wife, Edna; a daughter, Helen, at home, and two sons, Ralph, of New Paris and Robert, of Greenville, and three grandchildren. Services: Tuesday, at residence. Burial: New Madison cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Anna Hepner

New Madison Mrs. Anna E. Hepner, 81, widow of William Hepner, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Brown, in New Madison. The deceased formerly resided at Fort Jefferson. Besides the daughter, survivors are a son, Loy, Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Miller and Mrs. William Gesler, both of Greenville, and a brother, John House, Greenville, route one. Rites: Monday, at New Madison. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Elmer Kester

Greenville Elmer Elsworth Kester, 72, died Sunday at Wayne hospital. A retired farmer, the deceased had been active in the real estate business. Survivors: wife, Virgie; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Plessinger, of Versailles, and a brother, Len Kester of here. Rites: Wednesday, at Greenville. Burial: Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Maude Braley

Greenville Mrs. Maude Braley, 71, widow of Thomas E. Braley, died Monday at Mercy hospital, Toledo. She was a resident of Greenville. Survivors: two daughters and two sons survive.

[Maude E. Burke-Braley's body was returned to Greenville and was buried in the Greenville cemetery on Oct. 16, 1947.]

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

Darke County Death - Charles A. Ivins

Horatio Charles A. Ivins, 81, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Sheets, at Horatio, following an extended illness. Services were held Sunday with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Phoebe S. May Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Phoebe S. May, of Winchester, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mack Wright of Winchester; three brothers, Alta and Otis Johnson of near Winchester, and Johnny Johnson of Newark, Ohio; two nephews, Philip and Warren Terry of Missouri; and one niece, Mrs. Fred Wallace of Missouri.

The body was removed to the Summers mortuary in Winchester pending completion of funeral arrangement.

[Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial was made in the Buena Vista cemetery.]

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

Maggie Bennett Dies At Home In South Salem

Mrs. Maggie S. Bennett, 78-year-old wife of Enos C. Bennett, passed away Tuesday afternoon at her residence in South Salem, five miles southwest of Union City, following a two-week's serious illness from a heart condition which was agitated by injuries sustained in a fall. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Born on May 13, 1869 in Fayette county, Ill., she was the daughter of Senate and Ann Hindsley-Kelly. She came to the Union City community with her parents when she was three years old, and was educated in Mangas school, north of New Lisbon. She was married to Mr. Bennett on January 21, 1892 at the home of Rev. B. F. Kemp, near New Lisbon and was a member of the South Salem Christian church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two sons, Rev. Orla S. Bennett, of South Salem, and Elvin R. Bennett, Saratoga; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Elmer Marsh, Union City, route four. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until Wednesday evening when the body will be returned to the residence.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the New Lisbon Church of Christ. Interment will be made in Lisbon cemetery.

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

Martin Services Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Martin, who died Monday at her home one and one-half miles southwest of Winchester, will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the residence. Rev. G. M. Payne will officiate and burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Summers funeral home, where friends may call.

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

Mrs. Mary Linn Dies Suddenly At Greenville

Mrs. Mary Linn, 78, widow of Andrew P. Linn, of eight miles northwest of Union City route two, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Wehr, 409 Wayne avenue, Greenville, following a heart attack. She had been an invalid for the past five years.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on May 5, 1869, daughter of George and Sarah Jane Struck-Rickert. Following her education in the district schools of Jackson township, she was married to Mr. Linn on December 25, 1888. Since the death of her husband on February 27, 1946, Mrs. Linn had resided at the home of Mrs. Wehr. She was a member of the German Reformed church at new Pittsburg.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen Hindsley, of Union City and Mrs. Helen P. Huber, of Saratoga; one son, Charles H. Linn, Union City route two; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville where friends may call at any time.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. (EST) at the funeral home with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Interment will be made in New Lisbon cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Estella I. Campbell

Greenville Mrs. Estella Ida Campbell, 67, died Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Laughman, 302 East Fourth street. Other survivors: son, Raymond, of near Greenville; another daughter, Mrs. Gladys Noggle, this city, and seven grandchildren. Services: Tuesday, Savona EUB church. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Elmer Rockhold

Greenville William Elmer Rockhold, 67, died Saturday at his home northeast of Greenville. Survivors: wife, Vinnie, and five brothers. Services: Tuesday, Greenville. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Mary E. Mann Dies Today At Home In Lynn

Mary Ellen Mann, 89. passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Strait in Lynn at 8 a. m. today following a lingering illness.

Surviving besides the daughter are two other daughters, Mrs. Pearl MacNeeley of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Estella Bunger of Lynn; five sons, Charles of Ansonia, O., Howard of Cambridge City, Harve, Lenn and Ora, all of Richmond; 27 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; two nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Wilbur Thorn assisted by Rev. Franklin Chant. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home chapel in Lynn after 2 p. m. Friday.

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

Assistant County Road Supervisor Succumbs At 73

Frank C. Dragoo, 73, of Parker, died at the Henry County hospital in New Castle, at 8:30 o'clock last night following an illness of a few weeks.

He was assistant road supervisor in Randolph county for the past six years and prior to that had been employed at the Parker bank for thirty years.

Surviving besides the widow, Isca; are one daughter, Mrs. Darrel Stock of Dunkirk; a son, Dr. Darrell of Middletown; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Williams and Mrs. Russell Gable, both of Parker, and Mrs. Ed Sipe of Muncie; one brother, William, of Muncie; and one granddaughter.

The body was removed to the Stephens funeral home in Muncie pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Parker Methodist church with Rev. Magenity officiating and being assisted by Rev. Edward Landry of Logansport. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, north of Parker.]

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

Heart Attack Fatal To Jeweler's Wife

Mrs. Clara E. Wieland, wife of R. O. Wieland, prominent Greenville Jeweler, died Wednesday night at her residence, 417 Pine street, Greenville, following a heart attack.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mary, at home; a brother, John A. Krause, of Covington, and a sister, Mrs. Dwight Dills, Greenville.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in the cemetery there.

[Her Death Record gives the middle initial as K. Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery Mausoleum. She was 65 years old.]

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

Return Soldier's Body To Portland For Rites

Military funeral services for Pvt. James Garringer, son of Mrs. Grace Garringer of near Portland, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the Bluff Point cemetery by the Portland American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

Pvt. Garringer was drowned in the Pacific near the coast of Hawaii while attempting to rescue another soldier. His body arrived in Portland Thursday accompanied by a guard of honor.

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

Darke County Death Grace Mundhenk

Gordon Mrs. Grace Mundhenk, 68, wife of George Mundhenk, died Monday at her residence here. Services: Wednesday, at Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Other survivor: brother, W. D. Rogers, Arcanum.

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

Darke County Death S A. Harleman

Arcanum Samuel A. Harleman, 71, prominent Arcanum businessman and village council member, died Monday at his home here. A cement contractor, he had served as a member of the council for about eight years. A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he served as president of the Darke County Soldier's Relief Commission, and was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Survivors: wife, Hattie; one son, Berman, of Honolulu, and a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Wogoman, of near here. Services: Thursday, at Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Richard Lee Price

Greenville Mr. and Mrs. Roy Price, Greenville, route one, are mourning the death of a two-month-old son, Richard Lee, which occurred Thursday at Wayne hospital. Other survivors: one brother, two sisters, and three grandparents, Mrs. Ivan Norris and Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Price, all of Greenville, route three. Services: Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at Miller funeral home with Rev. Leroy Ickles in charge. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home In Union City-Dayton

Riley T. Jones, 86-year-old retired farmer, passed away Sunday at 10:35 p. m. at his residence, 827 West Pearl street, Union City, following an illness of several years from a complication of diseases. His condition had been serious since August 12.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born on June 14, 1861 near Bartonia, son of George and Mary Jones. Following his education in Bartonia schools, he was married to Mary M. Conklin on June 10, 1889 at Harrisville. He was actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement many years ago.

Mr. Jones was a member of the Union City Methodist church and Knights of Golden Eagles lodge at Harrisville.

Besides the wife, he leaves one son, Frank J. Jones, of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Alice Wright, Eureka, Kansas, and two half-brother, Oliver Jones, Union City, and Ennis Jones, Noblesville, Ind.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 4 p. m. Tuesday.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Body Of First Darke County War Dead Will Arrive In Greenville

The body of Pvt. Albert D. Oswalt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Oswalt, Greenville, route one, who was killed in Action on February 2, 1944 while serving with the marine corps in the south Pacific, will arrive in Greenville Tuesday.

The body will be removed to the Miller funeral home in that city, where friends may call. Services will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment is planned in Greenville cemetery.

Oswalt is the first of Darke county's war dead to be returned from either the Pacific or European war zones and full military honors atre being arranged by veterans organizations.

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

Funeral Rites Wednesday For First County War Dead Returned Home

Randolph county will receive its first war dead from overseas when the body of Pfc. David Denney arrives in Winchester Wednesday morning from the Fiji islands accompanied by Corporal Gentry M. Reggan, an official guard provided by the armed forces. Upon its arrival in Winchester the body will be removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary. Friends are asked not to call at the mortuary.

Graveside services for Pfc. Denney will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Fountain Park cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Friends church officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Randolph county American Legion Post No. 39.

Members of the pst firing squad and color bearers will meet at 1:15 p. m. at the Winchester American Legion home in order to be at Fountain Park cemetery by 2 p. m. Pall bearers also will report at the same time.

War Mothers planning to attend the Denney services are asked to meet at the Busick news stand at 1:15 p. m.

Pfc. Denney, who was 20 years old, was drafted into the army in January of 1943 and left Winchester for Fort Benjamin Harrison on January 19. He was assigned to an anti-aircraft artillery searchlight battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, and remained there until he was sent overseas late in the summer of that year.

He was an honor student in school and was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1941.

His mother and only survivor, Mrs. Ilo Denney, of 600 Brown street, Winchester, was notified of his death by the war department in October of 1943. A letter which followed the notification stated that Pfc. Denney drowned while swimming in the Newaka river in one of the Fiji islands on October 8.

The second of the county's war dead to be brought back to the United States for burial was Pvt. Roscoe Keith Woodbury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Woodbury, North Union street, Union City, who was killed in action in Belgium on January 19, 1945. He was 29 years old and entered the service on April 17, 1944, being sent overseas on October 1 of that Connolly, and will be returned to Union City for burial

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

Death Claims J. Reno King At U. C. Home

After an illness of eight weeks, death claimed James G. Reno King, 58, a foreman at the Beck Body company, Sidney, O., yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his residence, 723 East Elm street, Union City. His condition was serious for the past five weeks.

Having resided in Union City all his life, Mr. King was born on March 27, 1889, son of James A. and Luella Dawson-King. He was educated in the City public schools and had been employed at the Beck Body company for the past several years.

Surviving are the mother, Luella King, of Union City, and two brothers, Herbert, also of Union City, and Forrest King, Sydney. The father preceded him in death on July 30, 1946.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the residence with Rev. J. A. Long, pastor of the Sidney Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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

County Youth, 14, Killed In Accident

Funeral services are being planned today for Dallas Heniser, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heniser of six miles southwest of Farmland, who was killed instantly around 10:55 o'clock last night in an accident one-half mile east of Windsor on the Windsor-Winchester road.

Young Heniser was riding a motor bike and hanging on to a truck being driven by Robert Morgan, 14-year-old, of Parker rural route. It is believed the Heniser youth fell off his motor bike and under the truck which ran over him. County coroner Dr. Lowell W. Painter, of Winchester, who investigated along with Couty Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh and Deputy Cliff Hines, reported that Heniser's death was attributed to a skull fracture, broken neck and a fractured jaw.

As a result of the accident Jesse Morgan, father of the youth who was driving the truck, was arraigned before Judge John W. Macy in Randolph circuit court this morning on the charge of knowingly permitting an unlicensed person to drive a motor vehicle. He was fined and given a six months suspended sentence at the Indiana State farm.

Young Heniser is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heniser; a sister, Jean, in school at Elkhart; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Patterson of Farmland, and Mrs. John Allman of Muncie.

The body has been removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Poplar Run church with Rev. Franklin Chant and Rev. Francis Brown officiating. Burial was made in the Woodlawn cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death Mrs. Frank Janes

New Madison Mrs. Nancy (Nannie) W. Janes, 87, died early Monday evening at the home of her son, Lawrence, one-half mile north of Clark Station. Survivors: husband, Frank; the son, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services: Thursday, at 2 p. m. (EST), at the home of the son. Burial: Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the son's residence.

[Husband, Franklin H. Janes, d. Feb. 12, 1948, age 91. Also buried at Palestine cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death Mrs. Vesta Hittle, 45, wife of Benjamin Hittle, of near Savona, died Sunday night at the Bluffton Clinic, Bluffton, Ind. Other survivors: son, John, at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Ditty, Hollansburg rural route. Services: Beech Grove church, Wednesday. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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