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

Death Claims Nellie Bullock; Former Resident

Mrs. Nellie G. Bullock, 56, a former resident of Union City, died Friday at 2:10 p. m. at her residence in Detroit, Mich., following a prolonged illness of two years' duration. Her condition was serious for the past several weeks.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, she was reared and educated in Union City. After her schooling, she was employed at the Harrison company, Hook's Book store and for several years was chief operator at the Union City Telephone company. Mrs. Bullock left Union City with her family to make her residence in Detroit 20 years ago.

Surviving are the husband, I. D. Bullock; two daughters, Mrs. G. J. Litherland, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. H. I. Mallett, Royal Oak, Mich.; five grandchildren; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, 331 South Howard street; one sister, Mrs. Florence Puterbaugh, Troy, O., and one brother, Frank Smith, Detroit.

The body has been returned from Detroit to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 10 a. m. Sunday.

Last rites will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in the city cemetery.

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

Services Are Held For Keener Infant

Services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home in Union City for Carol Sue Keener, two-day-old daughter of Clarence and Margaret Van Scoyk-Keener, Portland, route six.

The infant died Friday and had been ill since birth at the Jay County hospital in Portland. Besides the parents, survivors include eight brothers and six sisters, and the Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Van Scoyk, of Rossburg.

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

Darke County Death John F. Troutwine

Greenville John F. Troutwine, 75, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital, with death being attributed to the effects of a stroke. A resident of Central hotel, he leaves one brother, Oliver, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Ross, both of Greenville, route four. Services: Friday, at Greenville. Burial: City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Lillian Boyer

Gordon Mrs. Lillian Boyer, 67, wife of William S. Boyer, died Tuesday at her home in Gordon. Survivors: Husband; three sons and two daughters. Services: Friday, at Gordon. Burial: Polk Grove cemetery.

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

Greenville Soldier Dies In Germany

Greenville, Nov. 3 The war department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hobson, 226 West Third street, Greenville, of the death of their son T-5 Jack Hobson, 21, who served with American occupation troops in Germany

The message stated that death occurred on October 28, following a short illness.

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

Young Mother Dies Following Birth Of Son

Mrs. Dorothy Nell Welch, 20, wife of Lloyd Welch, residing two miles west of Bartonia on Union City rural route, died at 3:15 a. m. today at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from complications resulting from the birth of a son. She was ill one day.

Mrs. Welch was a graduate of the Greenville high school with the class of 1944 and a member of the Greenville Methodist church.

Besides the husband she leaves the infant son, Michael Lloyd Welch; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Perry Redman of Greenville; one brother, David Redman of Dayton; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hyatt of Delaware, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Neff of St. Cloud, Fla., and Mrs. Raymond Hartman of Xenia, O.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. C. W. Black in charge. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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

Susie E. Mills, Lifelong County Resident, Dies

Mrs. Susie Engle Mills, 84, widow of M. L. Mills, died at 3:30 Sunday afternoon at her home in Winchester. She had been a resident of Randolph county her entire life, and a resident of Winchester forty years. She was a member of the Friends church and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are one son, George, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. O. G. Rathburn of Ontario, Cal.; four grandchildren, including Dr. Robert Mills and George Davis Mills of Winchester, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mills will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main Street Church of Christ with Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Friends church officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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

James McColloum Succumbs at 70; Funeral Tuesday

Last rites for James McColloum, 70, will be conducted at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. McColloum died suddenly ag his home in Winchester Sunday morning. He was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and a retired glassblower.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Reeves of Muncie, and Mrs. Charles Thornhill of Winchester; three brothers, Adam, John and Benny, all of Winchester and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Services Are Held For Rossburg Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for Mrs. Salome Ann Fischback, 79, widow of William Fischback, who died Saturday at her home on Rossburg, route one, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered two weeks ago. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

Mrs. Fischback was a native of Allen township and had spent her entire life in the Rossburg vicinity.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence and Floyd, of Rossburg, route one, and Ray, of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Leeber, Rossburg, route one, and Mrs. Verna Diers, of Dayton; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Holderman, Ansonia, and Mrs. Sarah Joy , Akron, and two brothers, L. D. Ross, of near Rossburg, and George Ross, Akron.

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

Rites Held For Sister Of Union City Management

Xenia, O. - Services were conducted at the McMillan funeral home in Cedarville this afternoon for Mrs. Anna Bratton-Bryan, 49, who died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Murray Marshall, in Cedarville Saturday. Burial was in Clifton cemetery. Among other survivors is a brother, Harry Bratton, of Union City, Ind.

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

Final Rites For Alfred Nielson To Be Thursday

Final rites for Alfred Nielson, 67, of North Baltimore, O., who died Monday at 12:45 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Brierly, 911 West Oak street, Union City, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Rippeth funeral home in North Baltimore. Rev. Camp, Evangelical United Brethren pastor, will officiate, with burial in Maplewood cemetery at North Baltimore.

Friends may call at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City this evening. The body will be taken to North Baltimore Wednesday morning.

Death followed an eleven months' illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Nielson was born on March 29, 1880 at Port Clinton, O., son of Nicholas and Petrine Jessen-Nielson. Following his education he was married to Hazel McVitty at Bowling Green, O., and her death occurred in September of 1945. Mr. Nielson served as an oil pumper in fields in northern Ohio until his retirement several years ago. He came to Union City last December. He was a member of the Masonic Blue lodge, Knights Templar, and Scottish Rite.

Besides the daughter, he leaves one son, Alfred Melville Nielson, Columbus, O.; one granddaughter; three brothers, Henry and Julius, of Weston, O., and Edward, of McClude, O., and one sister, Mrs. Robert Play, Delta, O.

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

Child, 3, Killed In Wreck At Deerfield; Buried At Pennville

Pennville, Ind., Nov 4 Funeral services for Patricia Ann, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Denney, of near Winchester, who was instantly killed in a two-car collision at the road intersection in Deerfield early Saturday morning.

The baby was born in Pennville on March 22, 1944, the daughter of Charles S. and Ruth (Robinette) Denney.

Patricia Ann was thrown from her father's car after it had been struck by an automobile driven by Robert Schrock of New Carlisle, Ohio.

Schrock pleaded guilty in the Winchester court to a charge of failure to stop at a preferential highway and was then placed under a $750 bond pending further investigation, being released Saturday night.

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

County Native Dies Sunday At Home In Muncie

Lee E. Beckley, 42, a native of Randolph county, but a resident of Muncie for the last twenty years, died Suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home 607 Neely avenue. He was working in the yard at the rear of his home when stricken. The attending physician said that death was caused by a coronary attack.

Mr. Beckley was prominent Muncie jeweler. He was born in Farmland ad went to Muncie twenty years ago. During his early years in that city he was associated with the E. K. Resoner company. For the past fifteen years he has had his own jewelry store at 109 South Mulberry street.

The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Farmland, Muncie Commandery, Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, and the Shrine, Indianapolis, and wa a prominent member of the Riverside Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving besides the wife, Challes, are three sons, Terry, Ward, and Glen, all at home; the mother, Mrs. William Beckley, Farmland; and one sister, Mrs. S. E. Carruth, Terre Haute.

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

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

Dell Dudley, 81, Dies Monday At Winchester Home

H. H. (Dell) Dudley, 81, died Monday evening at his home, 710 East Beech street, following a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and a retired glass worker.

Surviving are three sons, Cecil, Kenneth and William, all of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Parker of Farmland, Mrs. Walter Burnsworth and Mrs. Lucile Kelley, both of Winchester; one brother, William, of Winchester; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation and where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Harvey Thornburg. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Former Resident Of Union City Succumbs Today

Isaac Blume, 84-year-old former resident of the Union City community, passed away this morning at 5 o'clock at Greenville. His death followed a two weeks' serious illness.

Mr. Blume was born on August 17, 1863, in Jackson, O., township, son of Frederick and Mary B. Kilmire-Blume. Following his education in Mississinawa township public schools, he became actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement many years ago.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John Brookins, Jackson township, and Mrs. John Huffer, of Union City, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Private services will be held at 2 p. m. (CST) Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in Raper Chapel cemetery.

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

Mrs. Jennie Ullom, Active In D. Of A., Dies At Muncie Home

The Union Council No. 21, Daughters of America, in Union City was notified today of the death of Mrs. Jennie Ullom, 81, chairman of the state judiciary committee of the D. of A., which occurred suddenly last evening at her residence in Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Friday at the Piepho chapel in Muncie and burial will follow at 1 o'clock at the New Madison, O., cemetery.

A former resident of Jew Madison, she had held many state and national offices in the Order of American Daughters.

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

Services Are Held For Suicide Victim Related Locally

Services for Earl E. Finch, 62, brother of Mrs. Goldie Lahman, of Union City, who committed suicide at his home in College Corner, O., Monday night, were held this afternoon at the Marshall-Smith funeral home in Eaton, O. Burial was in Oxford cemetery.

Dr. G. W. Flory, Preble county coroner, said that Finch had slashed his wrists, but attributed death to a .22 caliber bullet fired through the heart. The coroner said that he could find no apparent reason for Mr. Finch committing suicide.

Mr. Finch was a well-known Franklin county, Ind. Farmer for 25 years. For the past three years he resided in College Corner.

Besides the sister, he leaves his widow, Loraine; three sons and three grandchildren.

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

Francis Stetson Dies At Home Near Winchester

Francis Stetson, 95, lifelong resident of Winchester, passed away at his home near Winchester this morning.

Only survivors are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Wilson R. Townsend

Greenville Wilson R. (Wilce) Townsend, 61-year-old veteran of World War I, died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration hospital in Dayton. Survivors: wife, Maude, and two sisters, Mrs. Glen Hoblit and Mary Belle Townsend, all of Greenville.

[William Russell Townsend, b. Delisle, Darke Co., OH. He was buried at Abbottsville Cemetery on Thursday, November 6.]

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

Father Of Union City Woman Passes Away

William T. Andrews, 90, father of Mrs. A. E. Beachler, of Union City, died Wednesday at his residence, 233 West Lafayette street, Celina, O., following a lingering illness from complications resulting from old age.

In his younger years he was a school teacher in Mercer county and years ago owned a brick yard in Celina. He was a successful farmer until his retirement 20 years ago, and was well-known in Union City, having visited here several times.

Besides the daughter, he leave a wife, Lucy; two other daughters, Mrs. Henry drake, Mendon, O., and Mrs. Robert Kappel, Celina; three sons, Charles W., of Maplewood, O., Ralph, of Celina, and James, of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. (EST) at St. Paul's Methodist church in Celina. Burial will be in Swamp College cemetery in that city.

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

Former U. C., Randolph School Head Succumbs

O. H. Greist, 76, former superintendent of Union City West Side school and later head of Randolph county schools, died yesterday at his home in Plainfield, Ind., following an illness from heart trouble.

Prominent in educational work, Mr. Greist organized Darlington school in Indiana, was principal of Bedford high school and served as school superintendent in Shoals and Carlisle, before coming to Union City.

Mr. Greist succeeded J. P. King as the Union City superintendent in 1917 and was serving at the time the old West Side school building was destroyed by fire in 1919. He helped plan the construction of the new building, but left Union City before it was completed. His successor was Roy Wisehart.

Mr. Greist then assumed the superintendency of Randolph county schools in June of 1920 and was located in Winchester. In 1926 he left that post to become executive secretary of the state teachers retirement fund in Indianapolis. He helped to organize the Indiana Schoolmen's club and was secretary of the organization 18 years. He was a graduate of Wabash college, from where he received his Master's degree and played college football.

Although retiree for several years, Mr. Greist remained active in church and civic affairs. He was serving as a teacher of the Young People's class at Central Christian church in Indianapolis at the time of death.

A native of Crawfordsville, he and his wife, Wilhelmenia, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on October 26.

Besides the wife, he leaves one son, Dr. John Greist, a leading psychiatrist of Indianapolis, and three grandsons.

Funeral services are planned Monday afternoon at the Central Christian church in Indianapolis, it was learned here this morning. Other details pertaining to the arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in an Indianapolis cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death Sarah Newman

Castine Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth [Zecker] Newman, 82, died Thursday at her home here from the effects of injuries sustained in a recent fall. The deceased was the widow of William Newman, Darke county livestock buyer, who died last August. Services: Sunday, at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the residence. Burial: Castine cemetery. Survivors: nieces and nephews.

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

Death Claims Isaac Bradford; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Isaac Daniel Bradford, 66, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, who died at 7:45 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 551 North Walnut street, Winchester, following an illness of five weeks, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Winchester with Rev. Ruby Oren and Rev. Lonnie Cole in charge. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Mr. Bradford was born in the Buena Vista community and had been an employe of the Anchor Hocking glass factory in Winchester for a number of years.

He is survived by the widow, India; four daughters, Mrs. Eva Jones, Mrs. Ruth Hunt and Mrs. Clara Mae Jones, all of Winchester, and Miss Blanche Kinkaid of Richmond; one son, George Bradford of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Stegall of Winchester; a half-sister, Mrs. Ellen Kelley, of Richmond; and the parents, William and Sarah Ellen Willis.

The body has been removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester to the home where friends may call.

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

Funeral Tuesday For Jesse Bird, Pioneer Resident

Jesse J. Bird, 96, one of the early pioneers to the Lynn community, died Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services for Mr. Bird will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the New Liberty church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Bird came to Randolph county in 1867, making the trip from Randolph county, North Carolina, with his parents to Richmond by train and then the rest of the way on foot.

Mr. Bird, his parents, and two brothers left the south at the time of the Civil War. They carried with them all the clothing they had as soldiers had taken practically everything they owned.

During his lifetime Mr. Bird liked to tell people how Lynn looked when he and his family arrived there. He said a carpenter shop, a small grain mill and a couple of shacks constituted the town.

He was the oldest member of the New Liberty Christian Congregational church. He had attended the church for 72 years and was one time superintendent for nine years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clark Johnson; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. One of the nephews is John Cagle, who made his home with Mr. Bird for 40 years.

Friends may call at the home in Lynn.

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

Darke County Death Charles Thomas

Hollansburg Charles A. Thomas, 85, former local postmaster, died Friday. Survivors: two sons and two daughters. Services: Sunday at Hollansburg. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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

Rites Thursday For Aged Rossburg Woman

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Rossburg Methodist church for Mrs. Fannie Hittle-Garrison, 91, one of the oldest residents of the Rossburg community whose death occurred Monday at her home in the neighboring town after a six-week's illness. Burial will be in Webster cemetery.

Her immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lessie Rhynard, Rossburg, rote one; Mrs. Anna Drake, Dayton, and Mrs. Hazel Lephart, Versailles; two sons, Eugene Hittle, Greenville, and Stanley Hittle, Greenville, route one; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

The body is at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, where friends may call until 1 p. m. Thursday.

[Fannie Sechrist then Hittle then Garrison.]

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

Body Of Arcanum Seaman Arrives For Burial Today

The remains of Charles Everett Cole, S 1-c, of Arcanum, who met death on October 31, 1943 in the Hawaiian Islands, arrived yesterday in Arcanum and was taken to the Stutz and Sando funeral home where services were held this afternoon with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Full military burial was held in Greenville cemetery.

Cole's body was among the first American war dead returned from the South Pacific, arriving at San Francisco on October 10 aboard the transport Honda Knot. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira F. Cole now operate a general store at Coletown, southeast of Union City but maintain their residence in Arcanum.

Besides the parents he leaves three brothers, Ira J., Paul and Glen, all at home, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cole of Coletown, and Ezra Mangus, Anderson, Ind.

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

Welbourn Rites Are Held Today At Los Angeles

Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda J. Welbourn, 87, widow of Dr. E. L. Welbourn and a former resident of Union City, who died Sunday at a hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., were held this afternoon at Los Angeles, Calif. Burial was in Forest Lawn cemetery at Los Angeles.

The death of Mrs. Welbourn followed an eight weeks' serious illness from a heart ailment and complications resulting from a broken hip.

A resident of the Union City vicinity most of her life, she was born on September 23, 1860, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gettinger. Following her education in Randolph and Jay county schools, she was married to Dr. Welbourn, whose death occurred in California about 20 years ago.

For 40 years she resided at the home which was formerly the residence of Governor Isaac P. Gray, corner of West Oak and Union streets, Union City. Mrs. Welbourn sold that home to Dr. Leroy B. Chambers for office use two years ago, before making her permanent residence in Van Nuys, Calif.

Surviving are three sons, Dr. Marshall Welbourn, who resides in California; Raymond, of South Bend, Ind., and Dr. Leland Welbourn, of Van Nuys; two daughters, Dr. Pina Welbourn and Roxie J. Welbourn, both of Van Nuys; one step-son, Dr. Carl Welbourn, of Los Angeles; several grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. H. R. Roush, Mrs. Carl Thornburg and Mrs. Minnie Lindley, and a brother, B. F. Gettinger, all of the Union City community. One step son, Edward, and a sister, Mrs. Wesley Mangas, are deceased.

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

Young Mother Dies Following Birth Of Son

The infant son of L. Emmet Beauchamp and his deceased wife died today at 1:30 a. m. at Union City hospital. The body was taken to Brooks and Sons funeral home. Services will be held at the same time last rites are conducted for Mrs. Beauchamp. The mother and infant will be buried at Stoughton, Wis.

Mrs. Helen Joan Beauchamp, 29-year-old wife of L. Emmet Beauchamp, 707 North Union street, Union City, died Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the Union City hospital from complications resulting from the birth of a son.

She was born on June 13, 1918 at Stoughton, Wis., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Severson. After her education in Stoughton schools she was married to Mr. Beauchamp in Chicago. They came to Union City about three years ago, and she later became employed at Krakoff's Dress Shop on North Columbia street.

Mrs. Beuauchamp was a member of the Episcopal church at Marion, Ind., but during her stay in Union City she attended the Methodist church and was a member of the church choir.

Besides the husband, she leaves a daughter, Jana, age seven; the infant son; the father, Alfred Severson, and a sister, both of Stoughton, Wis.

Last rites will be conducted at 9:45 a. m. (CST) Thursday at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. The body will then be taken to Stoughton for a burial in a cemetery there.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Final Rites For Cassius O. Wilt To Be Thursday

Final rites for Cassius O. Wilt, 78, of 532 East Main street, Union City, who died Monday at 8:15 a. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (CST) at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer will officiate, and burial will be made in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Mr. Wilt had been confined to the Greenville hospital after suffering a broken hip five weeks ago. His condition was serious since last Thursday.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, he was born on May 21, 1869 near New Madison, the son of Sylvester and Mary Miller-Wilt. He was educated in public schools near New Madison, and had been actively engaged in farming pursuits for many years. Following his retirement he made his home in Union City. Mr. Wilt was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving are two sons, William S. Wilt, of Union City, and Andrew W. Wilt, of Richmond; two daughters, Mrs. Cora S. Fitzwater, of New Paris, and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Brown, of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Eli Wilt, of Union City and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Lillian Willis-Wilt, preceded him in death three years ago.

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

Darke County Death Weston H. Warwick

Verona Funeral services were held today at the Verona EUB church for Weston H. Warwick, 87, a retired Darke county farmer, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fern Gates, in Verona. Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors: three daughters, one son, and two grandchildren.

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

Henry Infant Dies At Union City Home

Russel Keith Henry, two-month-old son of Robert and Gladys Mae Cox-Henry, 510 East Wall street, Union City, died Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at the residence following a three weeks' illness from pneumonia. In a serious condition the past two days, the infant was born on September 2 at the Union City hospital.

Besides the parents, survivors include five sisters, Virginia, Sarah, Marcella, Lois and Marjorie and two brothers, Robert Franklin, and Jimmie Leon, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cox, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mae Shannon, all of Union City.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in Snell cemetery, southeast of Hillgrove. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home this evening and then at the residence after 8:30 a. m. Saturday.

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

Graveside Rites For Pfc. Burch; Related In Randolph County

Graveside services for Pfc. Thomas C. Burch, former resident of Delaware county, who was killed in action March 3. 1945, near Cologne, Germany, will be conducted at 3 p. m. Sunday at Blountsville cemetery, southwest of Muncie. Rev. Milton Persons and the Delaware Post 19, American Legion will be in charge.

Among the survivors are two step-sisters, Mrs. T. C. Dickson of Farmland, and Mrs. Donald Cheesman, of Union City.

A medical technician, Pfc. Burch was assigned to the medical detachment of the 36th Infantry Regiment, attached to the First Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a posthumous medical badge for satisfactory performance of duty under actual combat.

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

Charles W. Wayt Dies Thursday At Lynn

Charles W. Wayt, 74, died in Lynn Thursday afternoon after several months of failing health. He was a member of the Lynn Friends church, the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star.

Surviving are the widow, Catherine; one brother, Fred of Cincinnati; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Ethel Baxter of Seattle, Wash., who formerly made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Wayt.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Franklin Chant in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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

C. M. Henderson Dies Following Long Illness

Charles M. Henderson, 70, died in Winchester Thursday night after an illness of three years. Born in Orleans, Ind., he spent the last 35 years in Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Ada; two sons, Lendville of Orleans, and Kenneth of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Dalton of Orleans; three brothers, Fred, Everett, and Virgil of Orleans; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Henderson will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Congregational Christian church in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Linnie Chenoweth Dead at 67; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Linnie Chenoweth, 67, widow of the late George W. Chenoweth, passed away at the home of her son, Walter, in Jeannette, Penn., at 8 a. m. Sunday following an illness of several weeks.

Besides the son she leaves the following sisters: Mrs. Ollie Amburn of Winchester, Mrs. Macy Ross of Union City, Mrs. Opal Howell of Losantville, and Mrs. Eunice Cassy of Yorktown; one half sister, Mrs. T. B. Snyder of Lynn.

The body was brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for Burial preparations and where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley. Interment in Reitenour cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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

Death Claims Former Union City Resident; Burial Here Tomorrow

Mrs. Elsie Skinner, 79, widow of William Skinner, died Sunday evening at her home in Richmond after a three years' illness from senility. A former resident of Union City, she had been in a serious condition the past three months.

She was born near Bartonia and attended public schools in the Union City community. She left Union City to make her home in Richmond about 38 years ago. She was a member of the Christian church in Richmond.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stewart Clark, Chicago; a son, Paul, of Richmond; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Sutton, Richmond; Mrs. Ernest Hall, Chicago, and Mrs. Clara Lee, Ashland, Ore., and one brother, John W. Arthur, Union City.

Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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

Sheriff's Office Investigates Death Of Arcanum Man

Greenville, Nov. 17 The possibility of foul play in connection with the death of William D. Rogers, 71, Arcanum, which occurred Saturday at Wayne hospital here, is being investigated by the Darke county sheriff's office.

Rogers was admitted to the hospital Thursday morning after being found unconscious on the front steps of his residence at 405 South High street in Arcanum by neighbors.

He never regained consciousness, hospital attendants report, with death being attributed to a skull fracture.

The foul play theory was advanced by Arcanum friends of the deceased. Sheriff Evert Snyder states, but so far no evidence has been uncovered that would substantiate the theory.

Rogers, a former school teacher in both Arcanum and Ithaca, lived alone and has no immediate survivors.

His body was removed to the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum where services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m.

[Burial was made in Abbottsville cemetery. After investigation his death was ruled an accident.]

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

Charles W. Devers, Ex-Resident, Dies At Muncie Home

Charles W. Devers, 1208 North Walnut street, Muncie, formerly of Union City, died unexpectedly at his home at 12:55 o'clock Sunday morning. He was a district sales manager for Distiller's Products corporation. Born in Ohio, he had resided in Union City for several years before making his residence in Muncie about four years ago.

Surviving are his widow, Edith; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Shaw, New York City; two grandchildren, and one brother, Frank Devers, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie by Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler. Entombment will follow in Elm Ridge Mausoleum in that city. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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

Mrs. Harriet Stewart Succumbs In Muncie; Formerly Lived Here

Mrs. Harriet Stewart, 28, of College Main Apartments, Muncie, formerly of Union City, died Saturday at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie following an illness from pneumonia and a rheumatic heart condition. Formerly Miss Harriet Wigmore, she was the wife of Ralph Stewart.

Besides the husband, she leaves her mother, Mrs. Flora Hughes; a sister, Mrs. Morman Joy, and one brother, Cecil Wigmore, all of Muncie. An aunt, Mrs. Charles Ebeling, resides in Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Grace Episcopal church in Muncie by Rev. Russell Moody. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the Stephens funeral home in that city. The casket will not be opened at the church.

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

Former Resident Dies In Chicago

Mrs. Minnie Shaw, 70, widow of William Shaw, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Idella Burley, in Chicago. The deceased was a former resident of Union City.

Besides the daughter, she leaves another daughter, Irene; one son, Paul; several grandchildren; two brothers, Harley Bowers, Union City, and Will Bowers, Cincinnati, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Saunders, Cincinnati.

Funeral services will be held Friday in Chicago. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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

William Cortner Dies At Randolph County Hospital

William Ray Cortner, 71, of Winchester, passed away at 10:10 a. m. today in the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin and Harold of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Flora Hartzel and Mrs. Dorothy Mann, both of Winchester; and Mrs. Bessie Dillie of Parker; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

County Native Dies At Home Near Portland

David Leaver, 84, retired farmer, born in Randolph county on September 10. 1863, died at 3:30 a. m. today at his home two miles northwest of Portland.

He was the son of Peter and Eliza (Keener) Leaver, and on March 18, 1889, he married Ida Lykins, who survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Everett of Akron, O., Russell and Richard of Union City and Orval of near Greenville, O., four daughters, Mrs. Mary Shaneyfelt of Union City, Mrs. Nellie Thornburg and Mrs. Emma Stuller of Union City rural route, and Mrs. Elsie Fraze of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Straley of Muncie; one half brother, Clinton Leaver of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial preparation and where friends may call until time for the services.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p. m. in the Maxville church with Rev. J. H. Null of Portland officiating. Interment in the Maxville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Lucy Stephens

Greenville Funeral services were held Tuesday at Greenville for Mrs. Lucy Cole Stephens, 85, former Darke county resident, whose death occurred Saturday at the home of a son, Leslie Cole, in West Manchester. Rev. Earl Lantz was in charge, with burial at Sharpeye. Mrs. Stephens, who formerly lived in Greenville and Dawn, leaves one son five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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

Darke County Death Hugh Neiswonger

Greenville Hugh Eugene Neiswonger, 56, former Greenville resident, died Saturday at his home in Eaton. Survivors: Wife, Alice; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Neiswonger, Greenville; two brothers, and a grandmother. Services: Tuesday at Eaton. Burial: Eaton.

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

Darke County Death Harley Bruner

Stelvideo Harley E. Bruner, 54, of Stelvideo, died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from injuries sustained in a two-car collision Friday night on state route 121, near Greenville. Survivors: wife, Lula, also injured in the wreck; two sons, Richard, of Greenville, and Robert, of New Madison, rural route; two daughters, Mrs. Cletus Dapore and Mrs. Robert Hoblit, both of Stelvideo, and eight grandchildren. Services: Tuesday at Stelvideo. Burial: cemetery here [Stelvideo.]

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

Darke County Death Henry Brand

Greenville Henry Brand, 76, well-known Greenville township farmer, dropped dead Friday night in a barn adjoining his home on the Requarth Pike. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Sophia; one son, Homer, of here; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Spille, Greenville, route five, and Mrs. Esther Howell, Dayton; three grandchildren, and a brother, Charles Brand, Greenville, route two. Services: Monday at the residence. Burial: St. John's church cemetery near here.

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

Darke County Death Pfc. Harold J. Marchal

Versailles The body of Pfc. Harold Joseph Marchal, son of Mrs. Leafa Marchal, Versailles, who was killed in action in Holland on November 5, 1944, arrived home Wednesday. Services will be held at 9 a. m. (EST) Friday at St. Dennis Catholic church, with interment being made in Holy Family cemetery at Frenchtown.

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

Darke County Death Margaret Moore

Versailles Mrs. Margaret L. [Fulkerth] Moore, 71, wife of William Moore, well-known Darke county plumbing contractor, died Monday night at her home near this village. Other survivors: daughter, Mrs. L. J. Gunckle, of here, one son, John, of Dayton and a sister. Services: Thursday at Versailles. Interment: Greenlawn cemetery here.

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

Jacob Long, 85, Dies At Home In Ridgeville

Jacob Long, 85, retired farmer, died about 7 o'clock Friday night at his home in Ridgeville.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Merl Deboy of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Clyde Mincer of near Greenville, Ohio; three sons, Eddie of Saratoga, Francis of Des Moines, Iowa, and Charles of Fort Wayne, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Long will be held at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. George Addington of Farmland. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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

World War I Veteran Dies Suddenly Today

Ivan Hamilton Platt, a 56-year-old veteran of World War I who resided at 230 South High street, Union City, died unexpectedly at 12:20 a. m. today at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie. He had been ill for the past ten years and was taken to the Muncie hospital Friday when his condition became serious. An autopsy was to be performed at the hospital today to determine the cause of death.

Mr. Platt was born in Ansonia on August 28, 1897, son of Isaac and Elizabeth Molineaux-Platt. He was educated in Ansonia schools and later moved to Richmond, Ind., where he was employed as a machinist in a furniture factory. A member of the American Legion, he had lived in Union City for the last year.

He leaves his wife, Mahala; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Platt, of Richmond; two sons, Carl Platt, Greenville and Steven, of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Albany, Ind.

Military services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

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

[His death was attributed to shock caused by a hemorrhage.]

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

Palmer J. Wall Dies Today At Home In Parker

Palmer J. Wall, 82, passed away at 5 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Bales, in Parker.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bales of Parker and Mrs. Herbert R. Botkin of Muncie; three brothers, Fred Wall of Deerfield, Charles Wall of Winchester, and Ralph Wall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Perry funeral home in Parker with Rev. E. B. Megenity officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville.

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

Ora Newton Dies At Huntsville; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Huntsville Methodist church for Mrs. Ora Newton, 50, wife of Claude Newton who died suddenly at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at her home south of Huntsville. Rev. Denver Metsker will officiate and burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Russell and Ralph of Carlos; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruby Talbert of Richmond; one stepson, Raymond Newton of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Poole of Losantville, and Lola Cochran of Farmland; one brother, Roscoe Brown of New Castle; two half brothers, Vernon Brown of Muncie, and Lloyd Brown of Losantville; and one step grandchild.

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

Covington Services Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Robert H. Covington, 20, of Lynn, who died Saturday morning, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Robert L. E. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Young Covington was injured in a motorcycle accident south of Fountain City about two weeks ago. He was then taken to the Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond for treatment and was released to his home in Lynn last Tuesday. County Coroner Lowell Painter of Winchester is conducting an inquest.

Friends may call at the home of the parents in Lynn.

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

Union City Man Passes Away; Rites Tuesday

Albert Brown, 63, of 343 South State Line street, Union City, died Saturday at 7:15 p. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a three-year illness from cancer. His condition had been serious for the past four weeks.

He was born on February 1, 1854 in Sealand [?], Ind., son of John and Margaret Stewart-Brown. He came with his parents to Union City 61 years ago, and was educated in the Union City public schools. Mr. Brown was employed at the old Union City Carriage Works for several years and later worked at the Backstay Welt company for 21 years.

Survivors are one son, Atlas C. Brown, who resides in Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Mattix, Union City; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Final rites will be conducted at Fraze funeral home in Union City on Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. George M. Wiegand in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Ex-Resident Dies In Indianapolis; Local Services

Mrs. Ruth Arnold-McManaman, 40, of Indianapolis, formerly of Union City, died Sunday at 1:15 p. m. at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis following a two-weeks' serious illness from a heart ailment.

She was born on October 18, 1907 in Union City, and was a graduate of West Side high school. She left this city several years ago to make her home in Chicago and later Indianapolis. Mrs. McManaman was a member of the local Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband B. H. McManahan, and her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Arnold, at home. An aunt, Mrs. Bonnie Powers, and an uncle, A. A. Rowe, reside in Union City. Her father, the late Joe Arnold, served as a railroad ticket agent in Union City for many years.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Methodist church in Union City with Rev. Alexander, of Indianapolis, officiating. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. The body will lie in state at the local church from 1 to 2 p. m. on Wednesday.

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

Father Of Local Businessman Dies

C. C. Coonrod, owner of the Firestone store on West Pearl street, Union City, traveled by airplane to Dallas, Texas, Saturday afternoon to attend the funeral services for his father, William W. Coonrod, 57, when death occurred suddenly from a heart attack Friday afternoon. Burial will be in a cemetery in Dallas.

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

Retired County Teacher Dies Near Ridgeville

Oscar Wine, 75, retired school teacher, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning at his home north of Ridgeville, following a lingering illness.

Of the thirty-two years he taught school, he spent thirty-one of them in Randolph county; twelve at Losantville, eight at Ridgeville and the remainder in little one-room schoolhouses throughout the county.

Surviving besides the widow, Flora, are a son, Howard, a home ; three sisters, Mrs. C. W. Isenbarger of Lafayette, Mrs. Elvin Swaim of Economy, and Mrs. Burla Conwell of Mooreland; and one brother, Gilbert, of Farmland.

Funeral services for Mr. Wine will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville with Rev. Robert Fribley in charge. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery near Ridgeville.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

B. C. McKnight, Retired Farmer, Succumbs At 63

Bethel C. McKnight, 63, retired farmer, died at his home, 223 East Washington street, having been ill for more that a year.

He was a native of Harlan county, Kentucky, and had resided in Randolph county 27 years. He moved to Winchester two years ago when he retired from the farm. He was a member of the Harrisville Christian church and the Golden Knights lodge at Harrisville.

His survivors include the widow, Cine; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Stewart, and a son, John, both of Winchester; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester by Rev. Gerald Martin and Rev. Jacob Frazier. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Cora Fisher Dies Saturday; Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Cora Fisher, 68, prominent lifelong resident of Randolph county, died unexpectedly at 3:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon after suffering a heart attack at her home, 223 West Franklin street in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Winchester Friends church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg and Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Burial will be made in Fountain Park cemetery.

Born in Randolph county, near the Bear Creek church, Mrs. Fisher had spent her entire lifetime in the county, She was a member of the Bear Creek Friends church.

Surviving are the husband, Cecil C. (Bert); one daughter, Marjorie, and three sons, Guy, Erman and Ralph, co-owner of the Magee hardware store, all of Winchester; five grandchildren, and one brother, Clyde Addington of Winchester.

The body has been removed to the residence from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death Homer Brown

Arcanum Homer Brown, 80, died Friday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Clara; two sons, Victor, of Arcanum, and Ralph, Greenville; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Howell, New Madison. Services: Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST). Burial: Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

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

Body Of Versailles Soldier Returned

The body of Pfc. Forrest H. Gigandet, 26, Versailles, who was killed in action in Germany on November 9, 1944, has been returned to Versailles for funeral services and burial. Rites will be held at 9 a. m. (EST) Wednesday at St. Dennis Catholic church, with military burial in St. Valbert's cemetery.

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

Services Wednesday For Roy O. Wieland; Greenville Jeweler

Final rites for Roy O. Wieland, prominent Greenville businessman, who died Sunday at his residence in the neighboring city, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

His condition had been serious since suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. He died less than five weeks after the death of his wife, Clara, which occurred on October 22. Her death also followed a heart attack.

Mr. Wieland had operated a jewelry store in Greenville for the past 36 years and from a standpoint of service was one of the city's oldest retail businessmen.

He was a member of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and was actively identified with the Masonic fraternity. He was also a member of the Greenville Christian church.

His only immediate survivors are a daughter, Mary Wieland, at home, and his mother, Mrs. Atha Reiker, Greenville.

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

U. C. Retired Businessman Passes Away

Charles Henry Mackey, 78-year-old retired Union City businessman, died Monday afternoon at the city hospital following a stroke he suffered one week ago. He resided at 710 North Union street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mr. Mackey was born on August 17, 1869, son of Jacob and Sarah Ann Lewis-Mackey. Following his education in Union City schools he was married to Lillian Paulus, whose death occurred four years ago.

His activities as a businessman in Union City were diversified. He formerly was a restaurant owner and for a number of years owned and operated a grocery at the corner of Main and State Line streets. Following the sale of his grocery business, Mr. Mackey operated a popcorn stand near the Grand theater on West Pearl street until he was forced to retire two years ago because of failing health. He formerly belonged to the Union City Redmen's lodge.

His only immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Adams, of Detroit, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Mabel Clark, preceded him in death.

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

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Former Owner Of Union City Factory Dies

Word has been received of the death of Jacob Ruprecht, about 86, a former owner of the old Union City Wheel Works, which occurred at Miami, Fla., where he had resided for the past several years.

The death message stated that the body is being brought to Union City for services and burial. The body will arrive in Richmond at 12 o'clock midnight tonight and will be brought to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. No other details about his death were disclosed.

Mr. Ruprecht, a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind., was the son of George and Magdelena Strattner-Ruprecht, who came to his country from Bavaria, Germany. After he received his education in Lawrenceburg schools, he moved to Sidney, O., where he was married to Carrie Reddish, whose death occurred many years ago.

Mr. Ruprecht came to Union City in 1895 and with his brother, the late Michael Ruprecht, owned and operated the Wheel Works, corner of South Walnut and Chestnut streets, until his retirement in 1925. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

He leaves two daughter, Mrs. Frances Clay, of Miami, a former teacher at Union City West Side high school, and Miss Mabel Ruprecht, also of Miami; and several nieces and nephews. One daughter died in infancy.

[Services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. O. J. McMullen in charge. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Mother Of Winchester Jeweler Dies Sunday At Home In Bluffton

Mrs. Lillie Baumgartner, 81, mother of John Baumgartner, prominent Winchester jeweler, died at the Wells County hospital in Bluffton Sunday at 12:45 p. m. following a stroke suffered four weeks ago.

She was born August 3, 1866 in Wells county, the daughter of Abriam and Louisa (DeWitt) Studebaker and was married to L. L. Baumgartner in Bluffton on April 6, 1887. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Besse Welker of Lima, Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Newton, of Hamilton, Ohio; two sons, John of Winchester, and Dr. Clyde of Spencerville, Ind.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Bowman of Craigville, and Mrs. E. L. Huffman of Bluffton. Three sisters and three brothers are deceased.

Funeral services for Mrs. Baumgartner will be held at the Six Mile church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. Wade Paulen officiating and Rev. Warren Souder assisting. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Ralph Sutton, Ex-Resident, Dies In Dayton

Ralph Sutton, 45, of 11 Pearl Orchard drive, Dayton, formerly of the Union City community, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, following a 10-day illness of pneumonia. His condition was serious for three days, and his death occurred on the anniversary of his birthday.

He was born on November 25, 1902, near New Lisbon, northwest of Union City, son of James B. and Nellie Johnson-Sutton. He was educated in Jackson, Ind., township high school and left this community in 1928 to make his home in Dayton. Seventeen years ago he was married to Hazel Daubenbmire at Dayton and for the past several years had owned and operated a garage in that city. Mr. Sutton was a member of the Congregational Christian church at Shiloh, near Dayton.

Besides the wife, he leaves two children, Wayne and Lois, at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace G. Kemp, of Dayton, and a brother, Claude Sutton of Valparaiso, Ind.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. (CST) at the Bradford and Routzong funeral home on Salem avenue, Dayton. The body will be brought to the New Lisbon Church of Christ, near Union City, where it will lie in state from 1 to 2 p. m. (CST) before burial in Lisbon cemetery.

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

Military Rites Saturday For Pvt. Woodbury

The body of Pvt. Roscoe Keith Woodbury, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verna Woodbury, 218 North Union street, Union City, who was killed in action in Belgium on January 19, 1945, will be returned to Union City for burial this Saturday.

Full military graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. in the city cemetery. The American Legion Orville N. Stover post and Rev. W. W. Wilson will be in charge.

The body, being accompanied by a military escort from Columbus will arrive at 10:02 a. m. by train and will be taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where it will lie in state from 10:30 a. m. until 1:45 p. m. Friends may cal and sign the resister at that time.

The remains of Pvt. Woodbury were among the first American war dead to be brought from Europe on the Transport Joseph V. Connolly, which docked in New York City October 26.

Pvt. Woodbury entered the service on April 17, 1944, at which time he received his basic raining in the infantry at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. He was later transferred to Fort George Meade, Md., and sent overseas on October 1, 1944. He was wounded in action in Germany on November 18, 1944, and was hospitalized in Belgium. Following medical treatment he returned to action and just two months later met his death.

He was born in Union City on July 17, 1915 and was a graduate of West Side high school in 1933. He worked at the old Dinner Bell restaurant in Union City before attending business college at Muncie. On December 24, 1936, at Muncie, he married Miss Ruth Flory, who now lives in Marion, Ind. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the parents and wife, Pvt. Woodbury leaves a daughter, Sarah Lou, age 9, and one brother, George, of Union City.

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

Rites Held For Brother Of Union City Woman

Funeral services for Charles N. Courtney, 83, brother of Mrs Homer Dean, of south of Union City, were conducted this afternoon at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie. Burial was in Beech Grove cemetery. Mr. Courtney was a resident of Muncie and died Monday at Ball Memorial hospital in that city.

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

Services For Mary Finfrock To Be Saturday

Services for Mrs. Mary Jane Finfrock, 80, wife of Edward Finfrock, who died Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at her residence, 430 Chatham street, Union City, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home. Rev. E. E. Kaufman will be in charge, with burial in Mount Zion cemetery, southeast of Winchester.

Mrs. Finfrock had been ill for the past 13 months. Her condition was serious for the past six months.

She was born in Troy, O., on December 18, 1866, daughter of Joseph W. and Julia Ann Brown-Cox. She came to Randolph county with her parents at an early age and spent practically all here life in Union City. Following her education in West Side high school, she was married to Mr. Finfrock in Greenville on August 17, 1914. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lee Grange, of Lowell, Ind., and Mrs. John McCarthy, Lawrence, Ind.; one son, Clarence E. Rhoades, Indianapolis; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. One son is deceased.

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

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

Darke County Death Sgt. Marvin Barga

Versailles The body of another Darke county soldier killed in action in Europe, that of Staff Sgt. Marvin J. Barga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Barga, Versailles, route three, has been returned home for burial. Full military services are planned Saturday at 9 a. m. (EST) at Holy Family church in Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death William Harp

Greenville William Harp, 85, Greenville, died Tuesday at Columbus. Survivors: two sons, Deo and Clyde, both of Columbus, and two sisters. Services: Friday at Greenville. Burial: cemetery here.

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

Darke County Death Mrs. Flossie Ellis

Ansonia Mrs Flossie Ellis, 52, wife of William Ellis, died Tuesday at her home, two miles west of Ansonia on State Route 47, after a one-year illness. Mrs. Ellis was a Darke county native and had spent her entire life in the Rose Hill and Ansonia communities. Other survivors: son, Ralph, and daughter, Mrs. Betty Whiteacre, both of near Ansonia; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Briner Shook; one brother, Floyd Briner, of Fort Recovery, and a sister, Mrs. Tom Kester, Ansonia. Services: Thursday at Ansonia. Burial: Ansonia cemetery.

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

Final Rites Sunday For Addie Bolinger

Services for Mrs. Addie Bolinger, 74, who died Thursday night at her home in Gettysburg, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller Brothers funeral home in Gettysburg. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

Mrs. Bolinger formerly lived six miles northeast of Union City in Brown township, and later moved to the Lightsville community. She had resided at Gettysburg for more than the past 30 years.

Survivors include her husband, G. T. Bolinger; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Fields, Gettysburg, and a son David, of Flint, Mich.

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

Rites Held For Sister Of County Residents

Services were held this afternoon at Union Chapel church, south of Windsor, Ind., for Mrs. Daisy R. Clevenger, 66, sister of Mrs. Mary Golliher, of near Losantville, and Merle Lumpkin of Union City. Burial was in Union Chapel cemetery.

Mrs. Clevenger, a resident of near Montpelier, Ind., died Wednesday morning. She was the wife of John E. Clevenger.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 1, 1947

Rites Tuesday For Wife Of Former Mayor

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine V.[Veronica] Brandon, 67, wife of George Brandon, well-known retired owner of a paint and wallpaper store and former mayor of Union City, Ohio, will be held Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City. Father James M. Fitzgerald will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

Mrs. Brandon died at Dayton, O., Saturday following a two-year illness. She resided at 124 North State Line street, and was in a serious condition for the past six weeks.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she was born on September 21, 1880, daughter of Patrick and Mary Butler-Dawson. She received her education in East Side high school, and was married to Mr. Brandon in Union City 47 years ago. She had been active in Democratic politics for many years, and was a member of the St. Mary's church and Rosary society of the church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two sons, Glenn J. Brandon, of Union City, and Robert A. Brandon, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Lahey, Norwood, O.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Baker, of Union City. Three children preceded her in death.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 1, 1947

Darke County Death David (Wash) Sheets

Bradford David (Wash) Sheets, 95, one of the oldest residents of Adams township, died Wednesday night at his home, two miles west of Bradford. Survivors: daughter, Quin Dara Sheets, at home; two brothers and two sisters. Services: Saturday, at residence. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 1, 1947

Darke County Death Flora Darland

Greenville Mrs. Flora Estella Darland, 81, widow of Thomas I. Darland, died Thursday at Wayne hospital. She was a resident of Greenville since 1907, and formerly lived at New Madison. Survivors: son, Fred, at home; two brothers, C. B. Lawrence, of New Madison, and Chalmer L. Lawrence, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Pearce, Van Wert, and Mrs. Laura Sample, Eaton. Services: Saturday, at Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 1, 1947

Darke County Death Eldora Hartzell

Beamsville Mrs. Eldora Hartzell, 85, widow of John Hartzell, died Friday at her residence here. Survivors: brother, Charles L. York, of Greenville, route five; one sister, Emma York, Beamsville, and a foster sister. Services: Monday at Greenville. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 1, 1947

Darke County Death Chell Graves

Versailles Chell Graves, 57-year-old Versailles plastering contractor, died suddenly Friday while working in Sidney. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Graves, who also operated a cafe and recreation hall in Versailles, was a veteran of World War I and was a charter member of the Versailles American Legion post. He was the post's first commander. He had been active in Democratic politics for many years and formerly served as a member of the Darke County Democratic Central Committee. Survivors: wife, Lottie; two daughters and three sons. Services: Monday at Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Elkanah Hinshaw, Lynn Merchant For 65 Years, Succumbs At 87

Elkanah J. Hinshaw, 87, retired Lynn businessman, died Monday afternoon after several weeks of failing health. He was the oldest businessman of Lynn, starting as a merchant in 1892, operating a cigar store, confectionery and newsstand.

Mr. Hinshaw was born December 23, 1860 at Lynn. He started behind the counter when a small boy helping his father who operated the first grocery in Lynn. His father came here with his mother when he was only five years old. His mother entered a number of acres of land with the government and later his father had five farms and several town lots from that land.

He grew up to become a schoolteacher and taught in Whitewater township, east of Winchester during the year 1880. The following year he returned to Lynn and taught school in his own township. In 1882 he went to Winchester Normal college and was a classmate of James E. Watson, former United States senator, and James Goodrich, former Indiana governor.

Mr. Hinshaw started in business after having taught school for several years. His start was made at the insistence of a group of some 700 men, employed in the construction of the I.B.&W. Railroad through Lynn, now known as the B. & O. Mr. Hinshaw was acquainted with the foreman's son and several of Hinshaw's teacher friends asked him to get them a job on the railroad. He obliged them and worked the first day with them.

Hinshaw and his father made a trip to Cincinnati in a buggy to purchase merchandise for the store. His original stock was sold even before he had anticipated opening his store. Backing their promises to buy from Hinshaw, the railroad workmen coaxed him to open the shuttered store and within a few hours, all articles excepting a 25-cent book had been sold.

Mr. Hinshaw was a member of a quartet that used to sing in Richmond, and a member of Lynn's first brass band. While a member of the band, he and fellow band members led a 40-band parade in Indianapolis during the Harrison campaign.

Hinshaw was one of 11 children and a member of the Friends church. Three of his brothers became Friends ministers.

Mr. Hinshaw was the only living charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge in Lynn. The lodge was organized in 1884.

Survivors include the widow, Elva; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Frazier, and one brother, Allie Hinshaw, both of Lynn; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Hinshaw will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Franklin Chant, pastor. Burial will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence on West Church street in Lynn after 6 p. m. Tuesday.

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

Charles Wright Dies Today At Deerfield Home

Charles Wright, 49, died at his home in Deerfield at 3 a. m. today from the effects of a heart attack. He was an employe of the Deep Forge at Portland.

Surviving are the wife, Della; one son, Claude of Deerfield; one grandchild; the mother, Mrs. Scott Whistler of Farmland; two brothers, Rev. Lamoine Wright of Farmland, and Leonard Wright of Geneva.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville and will be returned to the residence Thursday afternoon where friends may call.

Last rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Interment will be in Reitenour cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Mollie Diefenbaugh

Ansonia Mrs. Mollie Diefenbaugh, 88, widow of Jacob Diefenbaugh, of Ansonia, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Survivors: one sister, Mrs. Mae Abbott, and a brother, H. L. Baughman, both of Ansonia.

[Burial was made for Mary Anna Mollie Baughman Diefenbaugh on Wednesday in Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death William O. Millikin

Arcanum Services were held Tuesday at Arcanum for William O. Millikin, 79, who died Saturday at his residence here. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Ermal Snyder, Arcanum; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Orion Millikin, Arcanum.

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

Darke County Death Ethel Folkerth

Greenville Mrs. Ethel Folkerth, 59, wife of Raymond Folkerth, an employe of the Greenville city service department, died Sunday night at her home here. Other survivors: three sons, Gale, of Dayton; Harold, of Dawn, and Bobby, at home, and three daughters, Martha Pepple and Mrs. Keith Livingston, Greenville, and Mrs. John Winger, Dayton. Services: Wednesday at Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, in charge. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

[Full name: Carrie Ethel Steiner Folkerth.]

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

Samuel Cox Dies At Home Near Coletown; Final Rites Friday

Samuel Cox, 88-year-old retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home, one mile west of Coletown, after a one-year illness fro a complication of diseases.

Mr. Cox had spent his entire life in the Coletown community, where he was an active member of the Christian church.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Dean Reck, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. John Scofield, Union City; five sons, Ira, Floyd and Laurence Cox, all of Greenville, route four; Glenn, of Brookville, route three, and Ora, Greenville, route five; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Bickel, Greenville, route four.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Coletown Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in Manuel cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

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

Death Claims U. C. Resident At Columbus, O.

Mrs. Olive Marie Wagner, 77-year-old Union City resident, passed away last evening at 8 o'clock at a nursing home in Columbus, O., following an illness of two years' duration. She had been seriously ill since suffering a paralytic stroke on September 20.

She was born in Grove Fort, O., on March 1, 1870, and came to Union City with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. William Hamler, at an early age. She was educated in the old No. 10 Wayne township school and married to Frank Wagner, who preceded her in death during 1942. Mrs. Wagner had resided at 216 North Howard street until going to Columbus two years ago. She was a member of the Rebekaah lodge and Methodist church in Union City.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Gettinger, of Columbus, O.; two grandchildren, Sara Lou and David, and several nieces and nephews.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. W. W. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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

Arcanum Resident Is Fatally Injured Today

James Allread, 76, of route one, Arcanum, was fatally injured at 7:30 a. m. today when he was struck by an automobile driven by Donald C. Harshbarger, 23, Arcanum. The accident occurred on Route 49, two and three-quarters miles north of the Darke county town.

Allread was walking north along the highway and apparently darted into the path of the auto which was also traveling north, according to the Ohio state patrol, which investigated. The body was removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum.

A son, Arla Allread, is a bus driver for the Greenville-Dayton Transportation company.

[The Death Record shows that James H. Allread was 71 years old and was a widower. He was buried at Abbottsville Cemetery on December 8, 1947. His wife, Delilah, was buried at Abbottsville April 28, 1947.]

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

Prominent Club Woman Passes Away

Friends in Union City have received word of the death of Mrs. Blanche Huffman Keller, 79, of Tiffin, O., which occurred November 25. She was the widow of Randolph Keller, late Attica, O., merchant and state representative. They had made many acquaintances in Union City through their visits here.

Mrs. Keller resided in Attica until after her husband's death in 1943 when she married in Tiffin. She was devoted to church and club work and organized the Women's Literary Guild at Attica. She served a long period of years in committee work of the Ohio Federation of Women's clubs and was president of the Middle-North district. While chairman of conservation of the Ohio Federation, Mrs. Keller established the first federation forest in Ohio. She also established the Attica Community Library and was prominent in welfare work.

Services were held November 28 at Tiffin. Burial was in Attica cemetery.

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

Funeral Services For Former Resident To Be Held Monday

Funeral services will be held at 1:15 p. m. (EST) Monday at the Soldiers' home in Dayton for Donald Elliott, 26, of 132 Cass street, Dayton, formerly of Union City, who died Thursday night at Veterans hospital in that city following a four-months' illness from heart trouble. Burial will be in a Dayton cemetery.

A native of Darke county, he was born in May, 1901, son of W. C. and Etta Elliott. During his youth he resided in Union City and was educated in West Side schools. He had served in the army for eight months during World War II and for the past several years had resided in Dayton where he followed the occupation of a truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two daughters, Maxine and Della May, who reside in Michigan; two sons, Cecil, of Arcanum, and Wilbur, of Michigan; the mother, Mrs. Etta Elliott, Bradford; two sisters, Mrs. Echo Abshire, of Bradford and Mrs. Mary Rose, Union City, rural route, and two brothers, Fay and Delbert Elliott, both of Union City.

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

Services Are Held For Rossburg Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for Mrs. Delila Slack, 86, of Rossburg, who died Thursday at the home of a son, Thomas, in Dayton, where she had been under medical care for the past three years. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

Mrs. Slack was a lifelong resident of Rossburg, where she was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church. Besides the son, she leave one daughter, Mrs. Doris Miller, also of Dayton; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death Joseph Millet

Versailles Joseph Millet, 77, caretaker of both St. Denis Catholic church and St. Denis school in Versailles, died Tuesday night at his home here. Survivors: wife, Clara; three sons, and a granddaughter. Services: Friday at St. Denis church. Burial: St. Valbert cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Rev. Arthur Witham

New Madison Rev. Arthur C. Witham, [age 63] former pastor of the E. U. B. church in New Madison, died Wednesday at his home in Verona. Services: Friday at Verona EUB church. Burial: New Madison cemetery. Survivors: wife, Hermia, and three daughters.

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

Darke County Death Robert Miller

Brock Robert John Miller, 81, of Yorkshire, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hixon, near Brock. Other survivors: wife, Emma, and one son. Services: Osgood Christian church on Thursday. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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

Death Claims Cora Dewey; Rites Today

Mrs. Cora Dewey, 62, wife of James Dewey, of Winchester, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Lonnie Cole officiating. Interment was in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the husband are a son, Burnel Clark Champ with the U. S. navy in Oakland, Calif., and a twin sister, Mrs. Will Ogden of Vincennes, Ind.

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

Rose E. Murray, Former Resident, Dies In Anderson

Mrs. Rose E. Murray, 75, a native of Winchester, died at the home of her son, Glen in Anderson Thursday following an illness of two years. She had been seriously ill during the last six weeks.

Mrs. Murray was born and educated in Winchester but had lived in Anderson for 18 years where she formerly operated a restaurant. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester.

Survivors include the son, Glen; one daughter, Mrs. Harlan Martin of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Harris of 519 North East street, Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Murray will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary. Rev. Raymond Harris will be in charge and burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p. m. Saturday.

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

Hazel Kuhn, Unconscious Since July, Dies In Indianapolis; Rites Tuesday

Hazel L. Kuhn, 19, unconscious since last July 25 when she was injured in an automobile accident which claimed the life of her father, Ora, is dead

She died in an Indianapolis nursing home Sunday at 5 a. m.

The body has been returned to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland, from where last rites will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Miss Kuhn sustained a brain injury in the wreck, which occurred on the old Farmland-Winchester road and near the Kuhn home two miles north of the Lincoln school.

Her father died soon afterward in the Randolph County hospital. Her mother, Goldie, also an occupant in the car which was hit by another at a road intersection, was badly injured but has recovered.

Only other survivor is a 10-year-old brother, Francis.

Mrs. Kuhn and young son live on a ten-acre tract of land north of the Lincoln school.

The best of medical attention was given Miss Kuhn, at the Winchester hospital, Methodist and Robert Long hospitals in Indianapolis and at the nursing home, the latter being located at 1718 New Jersey street, Indianapolis, affiliated with the Long institution and operated under accredited state supervision.

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

Molly Brown, 77, Dies At Home Near Spartanburg

Mary Jane (Molly) Brown, 77, died at her home near Spartanburg at 8:30 a. m. today.

She is survived by the husband, Will S.; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Handley of Muncie, Mrs. Bessie Brown of Roanoke, Ind., and Mrs. Gertie Burke of near Union City; three sons, Chester and Everett, both of near Winchester, and Ralph of Muncie; sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Charles McClintock of near Lynn.

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

[Funeral services were held at the Spartanburg Methodist church on Thursday afternoon with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Bessie Lee Ware

Greenville Mrs. Bessie Lee Ware, 70, widow of Charles C. Ware, Greenville carpenter, died Friday at Wayne hospital. Mrs. Ware had spent her entire life in this city. Survivors: two sons, Robert, of Dayton, and J. C. Ware, this city. Services: Tuesday, at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Turpin-McKnight funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Bert McClanahan

Versailles Services for Bert McClanahan, 65, Versailles, who died Thursday at Stacey hospital, near Dayton, were held Sunday at Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Survivors: two sons, James and John, both of Versailles, and a sister, Mrs. Sam Stover, Ansonia.

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

Darke County Death Clarence Plessinger

Arcanum Clarence C. Plessinger, 76, died Friday at his home here. Mr. Plessinger, a retired farmer and livestock dealer, formerly lived near Beamsville. Survivors: wife, Belle; one son, C. W. Plessinger, of Dayton, and a sister, Grace Beanblossom, Pikesville. Services: Sunday, at Arcanum. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Pvt. Alvin H. Young

Greenville The body of Pvt. Alvin H. Young, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Young, of Weaver's Station, who was killed in action in Germany on October 11, 1944, arrived in Greenville today from Columbus. The body was removed to the Miller funeral home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST). Full military burial is planned in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

[Burial was made in Ft. Jefferson Cemetery on Wednesday. He is survived by his parents, and four sisters, Mrs. Doris Royer, New Madison, and Louetta, Iris, and Ivy, all at home; grandfather, Charles Fitzgerald, New Madison.]

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

Darke County Death John H. Brady

Greenville John H. Brady, 51, died Saturday at his home, two miles west of Greenville on the Union City road, after a two-year illness. Survivors: wife, Norma; two sons, Jack, of Greenville, and Frank, of Troy; one daughter, Mona Jean, also of Troy, and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Ware and Mrs. Charles Powell, both of Greenville. Services: Monday at Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Manuel cemetery.

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

Hold Last Rites For Parker Soldier; Returned For Burial

The body of Sgt. Charles W. Grove, who was killed in the invasion of France June 6, 1944, arrived in Parker for burial Tuesday. Sgt. Grove is the third Randolph county man whose body has been returned to the United States.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Perry Mortuary in Parker with Rev. E. B. Megenity officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Coats of Lynn, Mrs. Vernon Thornburg of Parker, and Miss Laura E. Grove of Washington, D. C.; and one brother, Carl of Muncie.

Prior to entering the service Grove was employed at the Warner Gear company in Muncie.

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

Brown Rites At Carlos Wednesday

Last rites for Lester Ervin Brown, 59, of north of Williamsburg, who died Sunday, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. A. E. Cortner officiating. Interment will be in the Riverside cemetery near Modoc.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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

Nellie Miller Dies At Home Near Ridgeville

Mrs. Nellie Miller, 64, wife of Lester W. Miller, died at 3 a. m. Tuesday at her her home west of Ridgeville.

Surviving in addition to the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Watson of Farmland, and Mrs. G. W. Addington of Fort Wayne; one brother, Clayton Smithson of Centerville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be conducted at 1 p. m. Thursday at the Hopewell church with Rev. George Addington in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Final Rites Friday For Nashville Woman

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. Cable, 83, who died Tuesday from the effects of a heart attack, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Nashville church, southeast of Union City. Burial will be in Nashville cemetery.

The widow of John W. Cable, she had spent her entire life in the Nashville vicinity.

Surviving are one son, Elmer, of West Manchester; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Oberer, Beamsville, and Mrs. Esther Riffel, of Woodington; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, one brother and a sister.

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

Cornelius Harris, Prominent County Resident Dead

Funeral arrangements are being made today for Cornelius (Neal) Harris, prominent and lifelong resident of Randolph count, who passed away Wednesday morning in Clearwater, Fla., where he had gone for the winter. He was 78 years old and had been in failing health for two years.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isom Harris, an early pioneer family in the county, and spent his entire lifetime in the old White River community. For a number of years he operated a saw mill on his farm, three and one-half miles northeast of Winchester. He also ran a threshing machine in the community.

He had been a member of the White River township advisory board for nine years, being elected in 1938, and had served as chairman of the board for the past eight years.

Surviving are the widow, Emma; six daughters, Mrs. Gale Brown of Dunkirk, Mrs. Frank Sayers of Modoc, Mrs. Russell Mymer of Farmland, Mrs. Reed Hayworth, Mrs. Herbert Bosworth and Mrs. Herman Bosworth, all of Winchester; three sons, Lawrence of Winchester, Oscar of Ridgeville, and George of Portland; one brother, Lester of Marion; one sister, Mrs. May Baird of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The body will arrive at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the White River church, Rev. George Addington officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

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

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

Judson A. Jaqua, Portland Banker, Dies; Funeral Is Friday

Portland, Dec. 11 Judson A. Jaqua, 86, Portland banker for more than 60 years, died at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday night at his home here. He had been in ill health several years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the family residence. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Addie C.; two sons, Charles of Indianapolis, and Paul of Portland; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank of Portland.

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

Clara B. Bowsman Dies Today At Deerfield Station

Mrs. Clara Bell Bowsman, 86, passed away at her home at Deerfield Station after a lingering illness.

Her only survivor is a son, Orla, at home.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the mortuary Saturday at 2 p. m. Interment in Reitenour cemetery.

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

Nellie L. Thorn Dies Tuesday At Winchester

Nellie L. Thorn, 69, died Tuesday evening at 7:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Owens in Winchester, after an illness of several months.

Surviving are the husband, Martin D. of near Lynn; the daughter, Mrs. Owens; three grandchildren, Vivian, Charles David and Joe Dale, of Winchester; four brothers, Charles and George Oberander, both of Madrid, Iowa, Clarence Oberander of Fountain City, and Lawrence Oberander of Lynn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thorn will be conducted at the Thomas funeral hone in Lynn Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating and Rev. W. P. Thorn assisting. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

The body will be removed from the funeral home to the home of the daughter, 257 East Main street in Winchester, Thursday noon where friends may call until Friday noon.

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

Emma Mitchell Dies Following Long Illness

Emma E. Mitchell, 70, who has been ill for several years following a stroke, died at her home, two and one-half miles southeast of Salamonia, Friday morning.

On February 26, 1896 she was married to J. Harland Mitchell who survives.

Other survivors include six children, Rufus and Harry of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lura Cull of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Fred Hehmeyer of Coldwater, Ohio, Forrest Mitchell of Lynn, and Mrs. Emma L. Newell of Chicago, Ill.; a niece, Mrs. Ada Smith of Oakland, Md., who formerly made her home with Mrs. Mitchell; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one half brother, Edward of Illinois; and two half sisters, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Anna Fellers of Beamsville, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mitchell will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the St. James Lutheran church in Salamonia with Rev. E. R. Hefner in charge. Interment will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence Saturday morning where friends may call.

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

Elwood Keys, Retired Farmer, Succumbs At 78

Elwood Keys, 78, retired farmer and member of a pioneer Randolph county family, died late Thursday afternoon at the family home, three miles east of Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Ora; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Billman of Winchester; one son, Ralph of Winchester; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Virginia Horner, who was reared by Mr. Keys, Joan Keys and Maxine Billman.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. Kenneth Pickering at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in the Winchester Friends church. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home from the Maynard and Walker mortuary at 7 o'clock Friday evening.

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

Darke County Death Vinnie Schlechty

New Madison Mrs. Vinnie Schlechty, 77, wife of Newton Schlechty, died Tuesday at her home here. Other survivors: two sons, Herschel and Loy, both of near New Madison, and three grandchildren. Services: Thursday at New Madison. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Ex-Union City Resident Dies At Greenville

William E. Strait, 86, a resident of James Hotel, Greenville, formerly of near Union City, died Friday at 4:30 p. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a one-week's serious illness from a stroke of apoplexy.

A native of Van Wert, O., he was born on March 20, 1861, son of Steven and Eliza Denniston-Strait. He came to the Union City community at an early age and was educated in Jackson, O., township schools. A retired building contractor, Mr. Strait spent the remainder of his life in the Union City community with the exception of a few years' residence in both Dayton and Greenville. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

The only immediate survivor is a granddaughter, Miss Luella Allen, of Union City. His wife, Louise Bowers-Strait, preceded him in death ten years ago. One son, a daughter and two sisters are deceased.

Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

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

John E. Orr Dies At Randolph County Hospital

John E. Orr, 85, retired farmer and school teacher of Saratoga, died at the Randolph County hospital at 7:30 a . m. Friday, following an illness of one week.

The deceased was born in Jay county on December 8, 1862, the son of Darius and Louise (Jenkins) Orr, and came to Randolph county 74 years ago.

Mr. Orr was former superintendent of schools at Redkey, Fortville and Geneva and taught school at Albany. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church of Saratoga and a former member of the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jesse O. Spitler, at home, Mrs. Ruth O. Johnson of near Saratoga, and May O. Rickert of New Castle; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Saratoga with Rev. Harold Reisch officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Saratoga.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester to the residence in Saratoga where friends may call after 1 p. m. Saturday.

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

Darke County Death Sarah Subler

Versailles Mrs. Sarah Subler, 89, died Wednesday at the home of a son, Felix, in Versailles. There are over 70 immediate survivors including another son, John, of Rossburg, and two daughter, Mrs. Frank Guillozet and Mrs. John Bey, both of near here; 28 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the home of Mrs. Bey on Saturday at 9 a. m. (EST) and at 10 a. m. at Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death David Fourman

Greenville David Fourman, 87, retired Darke county farmer, died Friday at his home here. He was engaged in farming pursuits in Van Buren township for the major part of his life. Survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Estella Schrader, Greenville, and Mrs. Inez Nischwitz, of near Arcanum; a foster son and three brothers. Services: Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at Abbottsville EUB church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

David Shahan Dies At Home Near Union City

David C. Shahan, 67-year-old Darke county farmer, died Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at his residence, five miles northeast of Union City, on route three, following a three-year illness from a complication of diseases. His condition was serious for the past several months.

A native of Tucker county, West Virginia, he was born on May 5, 1880, son of George and Louisa Hoffman. He had resided in the Union City community for the past 26 years, and was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Martha; three sons, Benjamin F. Shahan of Greenville; Ira J., of Union City, route three, and Harry S., Greenville, route four; four daughters, Mrs. Lester Shields, Brookville, O.; Mrs, Holt Harsh, Jaysville, O.; Mrs. Hoy Shahan, Greenville, and Mrs. Arthur Vanata, Greenville, route four; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, George E. Shahan, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. Caroline Hebb, Grafton, W. Va.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. (CST) at the local Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

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

Rites Thursday For Painting Contractor

Services for Chalmer Mosier, 56-year-old painting contractor, who died unexpectedly Monday night at his residence, three miles west of Greenville on the Union City road, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, he was a veteran of World War I. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Florence, one daughter, Doris Jean, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Hiatt, Greenville, route three, and Mrs. George DuBois, of Dayton.

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

One Dead And Four Injured In Auto Wrecks

An 86-year-old Gordon man is dead today and four other persons are injured, one seriously, as the result of two auto accidents on icy highways in Darke county.

The Gordon man, John Hanes, died in his car following a collision at 4 p. m. Monday on the Arcanum-Ithaca road, approximately two miles south of Arcanum, but his death is reported to have been caused by a heart attack rather than injuries sustain in the accident.

Hanes, who was enroute home from Arcanum after a visit to a doctor's office, is said to have suffered the heart attack as his car approached a second auto driven by Helen Eley, 26, of Lewisburg.

His car went out of control and crashed head on into the Lewisburg woman's machine. She sustained a sprained left ankle and knew abrasions and was given first aid treatment at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Two passengers in her car, Bertha Eley, 52, and Elsie Eley, 18, also of Lewisburg, suffered minor face and head cuts.

Funeral services for Mr. Hanes will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the residence in Gordon, with burial in Ithaca cemetery.

Howard Innis, 29, superintendent of schools at Palestine, is reported to be in serious condition at Wayne hospital as a result of an accident at 3 p. m. Monday on U. S. Route 36, immediately east of Palestine.

Innis was enroute to Greenville when his car skidded on the ice caked road and overturned. Hospital attendants report that he sustained several vertebrae fractures and severe chest injuries including a possible punctured lung.

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

Frank Hobbick, 89, Ex-County Resident, Dies In Muncie

Frank Hobbick, 89, a former Randolph county businessman, passed away at 6 a. m. today at his home, 300 N. Talley, Muncie. He had been an invalid for the last nineteen years.

He was the oldest and last surviving member of a family of five children born to George and Elizabeth (Heniza) Bobbick. They were direct descendants of German immigrants from Baden, Germany. He was a member of the United Brethren church at Modoc and the Knights of the Golden Eagle lodge.

The only survivor is a daughter, Mrs. Ott Petro of Muncie.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparation and will be removed to the Pipheo funeral home in Muncie, where services will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the mortuary in Muncie after 4 p. m. Thursday.

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

Milo Cox Takes Own Life At Home Near Winchester

Despondency over ill health was given as the cause of the suicide of Milo R. (Bud) Cox, 43, at his home Tuesday evening at 3:30 o'clock. According to Dr. Lowell Painter, county coroner, death resulted from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mr. Cox was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and resided on a farm, four and one-half miles southeast of Winchester on the Jericho road. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Main Street Christian church.

Surviving are the widow, Maurine; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Skinner of near Winchester; one son, James Milo, at home; two grandsons; the father, Charles H. Cox of near Winchester; two brothers, Kenneth and Wallace, both of near Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Cox will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Main Street Christian church with Rev. Raymond Harris Officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester to the residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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

Woman Known Here Is Claimed By Death

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Ware, 40, who died Monday at her residence near Fort Wayne, Ind., following a lingering illness, were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in that city. Burial was in a cemetery there.

Mrs. Ware, who was well-known in Union City, is survived by her husband, Charles, and her parents. Two uncles and an aunt reside in this city. They are Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bickel and Sylvester Ware.

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

Cora Neff Dies At Home Near Coletown; Final Rites Saturday

Mrs. Cora Belle Neff, wife of A. L. Neff, died Tuesday afternoon at her home, one mile north of Coletown, after a three-month illness. She was a member of the Greenville Mennonite Brethren in Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Raymond, of Indianapolis, and Harry J. Neff, Greenville, route three; two daughters, Mrs. Elzo Barnum, Union City, route three, and Mrs. Robert Miller, of Trotwood O.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Mennonite Brethren in Christian church. Burial will be at Abbottsville. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville.

[She was aged 79 at death. Her maiden name was Ruse.]

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

Alonzo Harmeson Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Alonzo Harmeson, 84-year-old Wayne township farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at the Union City hospital following a two-weeks' serious illness from a complication of diseases. He resided at the home of a daughter, Mr. Murray Pouder, Union City, route three, and had been in failing health for the past two years.

He was born on August 11, 1863 near Anderson, Ind., son of Thomas and Mariah Whetstone-Harmeson. He was educated in Madison county schools near Anderson, and was married to Alice Latshaw in Anderson on January 1, 1886.

They came to the Union City community in 1903 and he had been actively engaged in farming pursuits at his home, two miles west of Union City on the old Winchester road, until his retirement a few years ago. He and his wife had resided at the home of a daughter for the past several months. Well-known in Randolph county, Mr. Harmeson was a member of the Harrisville Church of Christ.

Besides the wife and daughter, he leaves two sons, Bevon Harmeson, of Union City, route five, and Orville, of Lightsville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. B. F. Orebaugh, of Anderson, and two brothers, Jonas Harmeson, of Indianapolis and Chester, of Spokane, Wash. One son is deceased.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until Friday at 10 a. m. when the body will be taken to the home of the daughter and will lie in state until the hour of the services.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) at the Harrisville church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be made in Spartanburg cemetery.

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

County Woman Dies Following Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary Jane Hendrickson, 48, wife of Charles Hendrickson, died suddenly of a heart attack at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday night at the family home, one mile east of Winchester on the old Union City road.

She came here from Darke county 45 years ago. She was a member of the Jericho Friends church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by her father, Jesse Frazier of near Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Huffer of near Bartonia; three sons, Chester A. and Leon C., both of Winchester, and Stanley R., at home; three grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Kathryn Leahy of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Martha Thornburg of near Union City; three brother, Cecil Frazier and Marvin Frazier of Union City, and Harold Frazier of near Union City, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hendrickson will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Jericho church with Rev Fred Smith of Richmond, officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester where friends may call after 2 p. m. Friday.

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

Darke County Death Dora Barga

Frenchtown Dora Barga, 83, prominent retired Wayne township farmer, died Sunday at 7:30 p. m. at his residence in Frenchtown. He was the father of Art Barga, member of the Darke County Agricultural society. Other survivors: three other sons, Felix and Leonard, both of near Versailles, and Homer, at home, and four daughters, Mrs. Albert Preston, of Bradford; Mrs. Martha Butcher, Kimberly, Idaho; Victoria Barga, at home, and Mrs. Bessie Liette, of near Rossburg. Services: Thursday at 10 a. m. (EST) at Holy Family church in Frenchtown. Burial: church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Frank Dill

Greenville Frank Dill, 73, dropped dead Saturday in a local tavern. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Several cousins are the only surviving relatives. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Ansonia cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Mary Delaine Bohn

Hollansburg The smallest baby ever born at Wayne hospital in Greenville, died there Saturday. The baby, a girl, was born prematurely on November 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bohn, of Hollansburg and at the time of birth weighed only one pound and three ounces. For more than three weeks the tiny infant appeared to be thriving in a incubator, hospital attendants state, but had been declining for the past several days. Services for the baby, christened Mary Delaine, were held Saturday afternoon at Hollansburg cemetery.

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

Funeral Services For George Davis To Be Held In Milwaukee

Winchester relatives were notified today that the body of George Davis will be taken from Dayton, Ohio, to Milwaukee, Wis., for funeral services and burial. Time of the rites is not known.

Mr. Davis was a native of Winchester, but moved to Milwaukee a number of years ago to accept a job with Allis-Chalmers corporation. His wife, the former Mary Shockley, also formerly lived in Winchester, and was former manager of the Wenger Book store.

Mr. Davis was killed Monday at Miamisburg, Ohio, where he was unloading a generator from a flat car when the crane lifting the generator twisted and broke, a piece of machinery striking him.

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

Darke County Death Joseph W. Brown

Versailles Joseph W. Brown, 70, of five miles east of Versailles, died Monday at Piqua hospital. Survivors: wife, Huldah; three daughters, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: Thursday at the Lutheran church in Bloomer. Burial: Covington

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

Darke County Death Charles J. Stickle

Greenville Charles J. Stickle, 51, an employe of the city's sewage treatment plant, dropped dead while at work there Monday night. Death was attributed to a heart attack. A lifelong resident of Greenville, he leaves his wife, Blanche; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Schinke, Greenville; two grandchildren; his father, Jacob Stickle, this city; two brothers, Arthur, Greenville, and Robert, New Weston, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Kirby, of Dayton, and Mrs. L. E. Pierson and Mrs. Howard Kerst, both of here. Services: Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death D. L. Roberts

Hollansburg David L. (Lennis) Roberts, 76 well-known Hollansburg resident, died Tuesday at his home here. Survivors: three sister, Ella Roberts, of Hollansburg; Mrs. Martha Smock, of Richmond, and Mrs. Emma Adamson, Nelson, Nebraska. Services Friday at Hollansburg. Burial: cemetery here.

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

Darke County Death Daisy Ann Cable

Versailles A paralytic stroke which she suffered six weeks ago caused the death of Mrs. Daisy Ann [Chase] Cable, 77, wife of Lon Cable, Tuesday night at her home here. Other survivors: step-daughter, one sister, and a brother. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Prominent Winchester Man, Russell McHatton, Is Killed In Accident Funeral Rites Tuesday: Wife Sustains Broken Collar Bone And Shock

Russell McHatton, 52, prominent manager of the Anchor Hocking Glass corporation and one of Winchester's most prominent citizens, is dead at 52, victim of a Sunday morning automobile accident 15 miles south of Marion.

His wife, Ethel, 53, is confined to her home, 412 East Franklin street, where today the attending physician reported she had sustained a broken collar bone, a deep cut over the left eye, a back injury and was suffering from shock.

A daughter, Mrs. Janet Briggs, 28, of Chicago, riding with her mother and father, who is with her mother in Winchester, suffered an injury to her forehead and shock.

Funeral services for Mr. McHatton, whose death was caused by a basal skull fracture, will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Winchester Methodist church by Rev. Robert W. Fribley, the pastor, and Rev. Herbert Boase of Chester, former pastor. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary from 4 p. m. Monday until 11:30 a. m. Tuesday, at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Mrs. McHatton and Mrs. Briggs were returned to Winchester Sunday night in the Maynard and Walker ambulance.

The trio was enroute to Akron, Ind., for a Christmas reunion at the time of the accident, which occurred on icy state road 35, three miles north of Matthews, near the Delaware-Marion county line.

Survivors other that the wife and daughter, are the mother, Anna, of Akron; two other daughters. Mrs. E. H. Hamer of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Howard Dibble of Chicago; two brothers, Irvan of Akron and Austin of Hampton Roades, Va., and two grandchildren.

The accident involved two passenger cars and a truck.

The Winchester machine, operated by Mr. McHatton, swerved to avoid a head on collision with an auto attempting to pass a truck, skidded and was struck broadside.

State police reported there were no marks on Mr. McHatton's body and that he apparently died of shock or a heart attack.

Occupants of the car which struck McHatton's were Lewis Bush, 29, of Marion, his wife, Ethel M., 23, a three-year-old son, James and a sister, Miss Ethel Bush, 34, all of whom were cut and bruised.

Mrs. McHatton and Mrs. Briggs were given treatment at the Marion General hospital.

Mr. McHatton came to Winchester in 1916 from Akron, Ind., near where he was born December 3, 1895, to teach at the Lincoln school.

He was a past master of the Masonic lodge, immediate past president of the Rotary club, was a member of the official board of the Methodist church, founder and teacher of the Marijon Sunday school class and former chairman of the Randolph County Tuberculosis association.

Mr. McHatton, more than any one else, was responsible for the Winchester and Randolph county high bond sales during the war. It was he, as chairman, who conducted all of the war bond drives and at his death was county chairman of government savings bonds.

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

Rev. W. J. Sayres, Ex-Winchester Pastor, Is Dead

Rev. William J. Sayres, 71, whose first pastorate was at the First Friends church in Winchester, died Sunday at 7:45 p. m. at his home, 602 Richmond avenue, Richmond.

Last rites will be conducted at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the First Friends church in Richmond by Rev. Norval Webb. The body will be at the church from 9 until 10 o'clock that morning.

Other services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday in the Friends Memorial church in Muncie in charge of Rev. Robert M. Jones. Friends may call at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery, Muncie.

Rev. Sayres, who had occupied pulpits in churches at Winchester, Muncie and Richmond for the past 36 years, was a native of Ottawa, Can. Survivors include the widow, Flora, and one daughter, Esther, secretary of the Miami, Fla. Travelers Aid bureau. A son, Paul, died in infancy.

Rev. Sayres received college training at Brown university, Bates college and Union Theological seminary. His first pastorate was at the Friends church in Winchester, which he served for six years. He then went to the Friends Meeting in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he remained for five years. His next pastorate was served at the Friends Memorial church in Muncie which he served from 1914 until 1929. Following this he went to the First Friends church in Richmond where he remained for eight years. The next year was spent in traveling for the publications of the Five Years' Meeting of Friends. By special request he returned to the Friends Memorial church at Muncie in 1937, later returning to Richmond.

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

Darke County Death Harve Longenecker

Greenville Harve Longenecker, 84, retired Greenville building contractor, was found dead in bed at his home here Friday. Survivors: two sons, William, Greenville, and Otis, Covington, and two daughters, Mrs. Otto Burns and Mrs. Algie Brandon, both of this city. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Burl Frampton

Greenville Burl Frampton, 73, former Greenville school teacher, died Friday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. Mr. Frampton had lived retired in Greenville since 1945 after serving 37 years as head of the industrial arts department at St. Mary's. Earlier he had served for three years as principal of the old west side grade school here. Survivors: wife, Wilma, and a brother. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Cora B. Smith

Greenville Mrs. Cora B. [Harsh] Smith, 59, widow of James C. Smith, Greenville, rural mail carrier, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Norman Stuck, on Tillman avenue. Other survivors: two sons, four sisters and four brothers, Services: Sunday, here. Burial: Palestine.

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

Darke County Death Marcellus R. Cromer

Greenville Marcellus R. Cromer, 85, operator of a flour mill at Bear's Mill, five miles east of Greenville, for 65 years, died Thursday at his home adjoining his place of business. Survivors: wife, Allah, and one sister. Services: Sunday. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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

Darke County Death James R. Evans

Greenville James R. Evans, Greenville auto mechanic, died Thursday night at his home here. Survivors: wife, Treva; two brothers and four sisters. Services: Monday, at Gettysburg. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[James Richard Evans, age 68 at death.]

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

Former County Resident Dies At Indianapolis

Charles E. Roosa, 80, a former resident of Winchester, died at his home on Indianapolis route 3, Monday afternoon.

Several years ago Mr. Roosa operated a restaurant in Union City and also in Muncie. He was employed as packer at the Kipps Novelty company in Indianapolis.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Martha Gutheil of Winchester, one brother, Vine Roosa of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Roosa will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Rev. Robert Fribley will be in charge and interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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

William Henry Dies; Was Related Locally

Word has been received in Union City of the death of William Henry which occurred Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edna Arthur, in Indianapolis/

Other survivors include the widow, Rachael; three other daughters, four sons, and 23 grandchildren. One of the daughters, Mrs. Lora Lamott, resides in Union City.

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

Raymond K. Snyder, 51, Native Of Farmland, Dies At South Bend

Raymond Kenneth Snyder, 51, of South Bend, died at his home December 23 after a weeks' illness.

He was born in Farmland, July 2, 1898. During the first World War he saw service overseas as corporal in the 13th balloon company. In 1920 he was united in marriage to Anna Knoblock of Mishawaka, who survives.

He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harry J. Heffle of South Bend; his mother, Mrs. Nora Penery of Farmland; two brothers, James of Farmland and Chester of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Cleon Luellen of Economy; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Lou Morris of Farmland.

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

Darke County Death Sam McClure

Greenville Samuel Allison McClure, 83, well-known Harrison township resident, died at Wayne hospital here Sunday from a tetanus infection. A lifelong resident of the New Madison vicinity, he was active in farming pursuits until his last illness. Services: Tuesday, New Madison. Burial: Yankeetown cemetery.

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

Darke County Death Howard E. Neitzelt

Greenville, Howard E. Neitzelt, 49, died Monday at Dayton. He resided in Greenville. Survivors: wife, Bertha; three sons, Harold, Robert and John, all of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Neff, Dayton, and Kathleen and Betty, both of here. Services: Friday, at 2 p. m. (EST) at Miller funeral home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death A. H. (Bee) Reid

Greenville A. H. (Bee) Reid, 78, veteran Greenville barber, died Sunday at his home here. Survivors: Wife, Maud, and one daughter. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[Arthur Herbert Reid was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Audra Parker, of Muncie; two brothers, Howard C. Reid of Jeffersonville, OH and William E. Reid of Wilmington, OH., and one grandson, George Maquire of Muncie.]

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

Darke County Death Ethel Williams

Hollansburg Mrs. Ethel W. [Addleman} Williams, 86, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Young, in Hollansburg. Other survivors, two other daughters, Mrs. Robert Shillingburg, also of Hollansburg, and Mrs. Clarence Brown of Whitewater, Ind., and one sister. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

[Survived by one sister, Mrs. Jesse Moorman, Whitewater, Ind.: 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.]

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

Former Union City Resident Succumbs At Versailles Home

James Emmett Maher, 68, formerly of Union City, died early Friday morning at his residence in Versailles following a six-weeks' illness. He had been in failing health for the past three years.

A native of Greenville, Mr. Maher came to Union City about 20 years ago. He formerly was employed at the Montana Lumber company and later operated the old Orchard Inn at the end of West Oak street. He left this city to make his home in Versailles about 10 years ago, and was a member of the St. Denis Catholic church in Versailles.

Surviving are his wife, Maude Buckingham-Maher; one son, James F. Maher, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Garlet Stack, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. (EST) at St. Denis church in Versailles. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Greenville.

[His Death Certificate states he was age 70 at his death. He was buried at St. Mary's cemetery.]

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

Susan Shearer, Ohio Native, Succumbs At 78

Susan Shearer, 78, a resident of Winchester for the last 18 years, died at 5 a. m. today.

She was born December 3, 1869 in Darke county, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Ludy) Judy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ivan Bolinger of Richmond, and Mrs. Virgil Burke, of Greenville, Ohio; one son, Edward Pearson of Greenville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lenna Luella Henninger and Mrs. Cora Alice Pearson, and two brothers, John Judy and Virgil Royston Judy, all of Greenville, Ohio; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester from 7 p. m. Friday until 10 a. m. Saturday at which time the body will be removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call after 2 p. m.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shearer will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Greenville mortuary. Burial will be at Fort Jefferson, near Greenville.

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

Lynn Woman Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Ruth Richardson, 59, died Thursday evening after a lingering illness. She resided near Lynn.

Surviving are the husband, Walter; two sons, Russell of Richmond, and Edwin, in the army; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Fields of Whitewater, and Mrs. Thomas McConnell of Columbus, Ind.; four brothers, Steven Williams of Webster, Walter Williams of Hollansburg, Claude Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and Harry Williams of Richmond; one sister, Miss Mary Williams of Richmond.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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

Mother Of Local Woman Is Dead

Services for Mrs. Cora Ellen Rexrode, 68 mother of Mrs. Georgia Rust, of Union City, were held in Eaton, O. yesterday. Burial was in Mound Hill cemetery. A resident of Eaton, Mrs. Rexrode died late Wednesday. She was the wife of George C. Rexrode.

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

Rites Tuesday For Former Teacher In Washington Township

Services for Mrs. Golda Cox, 62, who died Saturday at her home, one and one-half miles west of Coletown on the Greenville-Union City road will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz will be in charge, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

Death was attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke she suffered last Monday.

Mrs. Cox was a native of Washington township in Darke county, and had taught school for over 20 years. She was a former teacher in Liberty and Washington township rural schools.

Survivors include her husband, John Cox; one son, Klase Cox, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Rismiller, of Greenville, route five, and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Emma Fowler Dies Today At Saratoga Home

Mrs. Emma F. Fowler, 68, widow of William Fowler, died at her home in Saratoga today.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lola B. Jones of Saratoga, Mrs. Harry Warren of near Saratoga, and Mrs. Albert Wagner of Winchester; two sons, Floyd of Indianapolis, and Ralph of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; six sisters, Mrs. W. L. Lanford of Shelby, Mich., Mrs. James Campbell of Renaselear, Mrs. Rock Prescott, Mrs. Cloyce Pratt and Mrs. W. H. Cline, all of Union City, and Mrs. Bert Cozat of Winchester; one brother, Frank Grice of Greenville, Ohio. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

The body will be removed from the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville to the residence where friends may call Tuesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons in charge. Burial was made in the Redkey cemetery.]

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

County Woman Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Maletta Hollingsworth, 49, wife of Clarence Hollingsworth, died at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Randolph County hospital.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one son, Elvin of Winchester; two grandsons; and two brothers, Carl Abshire of Bradford, Ohio, and Will Abshire of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Pilgrim Holiness church, with Rev. Edgar Billman and Rev. Lonnie Cole in charge. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery near Lynn.

Friends may call at the home, 534 Union street, after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 31, 1947

Injuries Fatal To Jennie Boze Of Lightsville

Mrs. Jennie Boze, 82, wife of Samuel Boze, of south of Lightsville, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from shock and injuries sustained in a fall last Friday.

The accident occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Lenich, in Gettysburg. Injuries included a fractured hip.

Besides the husband and daughter, she leaves two other daughter, Mrs. Alice Cohee, of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Bertha Burke, of near Versailles; three sons, Ralph and William Boze of Flint; and Clifford Boze of Houghten Lake, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, and one brother, John Stuart, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Lightsville Methodist church with Rev. E. E. Baker and Rev. Walter McCasley officiating. Interment will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body is at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home where friends may call after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 31, 1947

Former President Of Poet's Association Is Dead At Redkey

Redkey, Ind., Dec. 31 Orie E. Jones, 72, former Redkey businessman, died Tuesday at his home here. He had been in ill health for several years.

A lifelong resident of Redkey, he was active in civic affairs and had served two terms as chairman of the town board. He was local agent for the Indiana and Michigan Electric company for many years and also of the Bell Telephone company for four years. For 25 years he conducted a confectionery and news store.

Mr. Jones was one of the founders of the Eastern Indiana Poets' association and served as the association president four years. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church with Rev. Mr. Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Hillcrest cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 31, 1947

Frank Ozbun, County Highway Employe, Dies

Frank Ozbun, 68, an employe of the Randolph county highway department from 1921 until his recent illness, and a resident of Ridgeville, died at the Randolph County hospital at 3 a. m. today.

Survivors include the widow, Carrie; one son, Leland of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Henly of Fort Wayne, and Miss Mildred Ozbun, a Ball State student at Muncie; two grandchildren; two brothers, Dempsy of Winchester, and Levi of Lynn, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Chenoweth of Lynn.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville for burial preparation and where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. A. S. Truex. Burial will be in te Reitenour cemetery.

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