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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 2, 1948

Union City Burial For Martha Kreig, Former Resident.

Services for Mrs. Martha E. Kreig, 82, who died Monday at her residence, 161 Princeton Avenue, Dayton, O., after a two-weeks' illness, were held this afternoon at Ullman funeral home in that city. The body was then brought to Union City, where interment was made in the local cemetery.

A native of Wayne township, Randolph county, she was the daughter of Jacob and Ann Siple. She was educated in Wayne township schools and resided in the Union City community until 1893, when she moved to Dayton.

Her only survivors include a niece, Mrs. A. P. Gruber, of Union City, and a nephew, H. O. Woodbury, of Phoenix, Ariz.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 2, 1948

Heart Attack Fatal To Father Of Ridgeville Man, Cloyd Stafford.

Albany, Ind., Jan. 2 - Cloyd C. Stafford, sr., 49, of Albany, a tractor mechanic for the C. E. Loker Truck and Implement company of Muncie, died at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon as he was being rushed by car from Redkey to Albany for aid after becoming ill in Redkey.

Mrs. Dorothy Frazier, wife of Francis Frazier, of Albany, told Coroner Eugene Kissman that Stafford died in her car as she was trying to find a doctor for him.

Kissman said Stafford, who had been under a doctor's care, died as the result of a heart attack.

He was a member of the Delaware Chapel church and the Albany Masonic lodge.

He is survived by the widow, Mellie M.; two sons, Cloyd, Jr., of Ridgeville, and George, of Muncie; the mother, Cora E. Stafford, of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Campbell and Mrs. Fred Whitehair, both of Albany; a brother, Ervin, of Portland, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Delaware Chapel church by Revs. Herbert Perry and Merion Spaulding. Friends may call at the Rust funeral home in Albany after 6 o'clock Friday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 3, 1948

Darke County Death - Catherine Coning

Greenville, Saturday, June 3 - Catherine (Katie) Fritta Coning, 66, wife of Noah Coning, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a short illness. She was a resident of Eldorado. Survivors include her husband, Noah; one son, ????, of Greenville, route four; two daughters, Mrs. Mayme Brock of Greenville route four and Mrs. Anona Smith of Farmersville; five grandchildren and three brothers.

Services Friday at Greenville. Burial Greenville Cemetery.

[She was born at Eldorado, Ohio, on 2 April, 1881, the daughter of William Ward and Sallie Carney.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1948

Rites Tuesday For Noah Cook, U. C. Resident

Final rites for Noah F. Cook, 88, who died Saturday at Dilly rest home in Huntsville, will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. R. D. Ditmeyer will be in charge, with burial in Snell cemetery, near Hillgrove.

Although Mr. Cook had been in failing health for several years, he died suddenly from the effects of a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born near Hillgrove in June 1859. After receiving his education in schools near Hillgrove, he became a foreman on the old traction line running through Union City. Later he operated the East End grocery for two years and then was engaged in railroad work until his retirement 22 years ago.

Before moving to the Dilly rest home 10 months ago, Mr. Cook resided on North Plum street. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Bright, of Akron, Ind.; three sons, Earl Cook, Union City; Harley Cook, Greenville, and Guy Cook, Dayton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1948

Ansonia Woman Dies; Final Rites Tuesday

Ansonia, Jan. 5 - Mrs. Rachael Lucinda Singer, 73, widow of Fred Singer, died Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Karl Grossman, in Greenville. She was a native of Ansonia and a member of the Ansonia Christian church.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Singer leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Edna Miller, Greenville, and Mrs. Virgil Peele, of Dayton, and one son, Henry Singer, Ansonia.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Christian church in Ansonia. Burial will be in the cemetery here. Friends may call at the home of the son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 5, 1948

Former Resident Of Union City Passes Away

Frank Hamilton, 87, a former resident of Union City, died Sunday evening at the Masonic home in Springfield, O., following a two-year illness from heart trouble.

A native of Castine in Darke county, O., he came to the Union City community at the age of nine and was educated in the old No. 1 school at Harrisville. He resided in Union City until 40 years ago when he moved to Dayton and later to Richmond. He had resided in Springfield for about 19 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lewis and Mrs. Edward Freed. both of Dayton; one son George Hamilton, of Dayton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ross Gettinger and Mrs. Elmer Downing, both of the Union City community, and Mrs. Chester Clevenger, Winchester, and one brother, Charles Hamilton, of Union City. His wife, Sadie, preceded him in death three years ago.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Morris funeral home in Dayton. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Dayton. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Death Claims Lillie Jessup; Rites Today

Lillie May Jessup, 65, wife of James Jessup, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Sunday at 7 p. m.

Surviving other than the husband are the following children: Colburn Chilson of Coldwater, Mich., Mrs Mable Halstrum of South Bend, Norman Jessup of Dayton, Mrs. Virginia Jones of Deerfield, and Max Earl Jessup at home; one brother, William Sibert of Winchester; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Ancil Grubbs. Interment was in Maxwell cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Portland, Ind., for Guy Kantner, 50, of Fort Wayne, an interior decorator, who died at Billings General hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday morning. Burial was in Salamonia cemetery.

A veteran of World War I, he is survived by a son, Francis, of Fort Wayne; the mother, Mrs. Estella Kantner, Jay county; three sisters, Mrs. Arnold Jones, of Pennville; Mrs. William Bell, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Howard Flory, Bunker Hill, Ind., and one brother John Kantner, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Former Resident Of Bethel Dies; Funeral Today

Margaret (Harrell) Burt, 72, widow of the late J. M. Burt, formerly of Bethel, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Welsh at Cambridge City at 8:15 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the White Water Methodist church with interment in the Goshon cemetery south of White Water.

Surviving other than the daughter, Mrs. Welsh, are two other daughters, Mrs. Clarence Schultz, of Mt. Healthy, O., and Mrs. Bernie Mikesell of Dayton; three sons, Emerson of near Lynn; W. R. of Norfolk, Va., and Bennett of Dayton; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Don Smoyer of Indianapolis, one brother, Lewis Harrell of Liberty.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles W. Lower

Greenville - Charles W. Lower, 80, residing three and one-half miles east of Greenville, died Sunday at Wayne hospital. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Frances; one step-daughter, and two sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Darke County Death - John H. Layer

Greenville - John H. Layer, 87, retired employee of the American Aggregate corporation, died Monday at his home here. Survivors: one son, Hubert, of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Iva Layer, at home; one grandson, and a sister. Services: Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Wife Of Retired Furniture Store Owner Is Dead

Mrs. Ida Ortlip, 80-year-old wife of R. S. Ortlip, retired furniture store owner in Union City, died Wednesday evening at 9:15 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Harrison, 337 North Columbia street, Union City, following a few days' serious illness. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

A native of Boyertown, Pa., she was born on January 29, 1867, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi LeFevre. She received her education in Boyertown schools and in 1886 was married to Mr. Ortlip in the Pennsylvania town. In September of 1906 she came with her husband to Union City where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a prominent member of the Presbyterian church in Union City.

Besides the husband, survivors include the daughter, Mrs. S. W. (Harvene) Harrison; one son, Ralph Ortlip, of Union City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Aaron LeFevre, of Boyertown. One son, Russell, passed away in 1931.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Harrison residence with Rev. O. J. McMullen officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City this evening and at the Harrison residence after Friday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles Parin

Versailles - Charles Parin, 57, operator of a tining and roofing business at Versailles for the past 15 years, died suddenly Monday from the effects of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Mabel; three daughters and three sons. Services: Thursday at residence. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 8, 1948

Julia DeVaney, Former Lynn Woman, Is Dead

Mrs. Julia Reena Devaney, 83, died at 8:30 p. m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Anderson, following an extended illness.

She was a resident of Randolph county forty-four years and went to Anderson two years ago from Lynn to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. Albert Wade, 1931 Brown street. She was a member of the Methodist church in Lynn.

Surviving besides the daughter are three sons, [unreadable copy] --- grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

[She was the widow of John T. Delaney who died of injuries from a car accident in Sept. 1936. One son, who lived at Elwood, IN was Burgess J. Delaney. The other two sons were named Jesse and Harmon F.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 9, 1948

Death Claims Ex-Resident At Bellefontaine

Grover C. Buckingham, 63, of Bellefontaine, O., formerly of Union City, died Thursday at the hospital in Bellefontaine following a one-week serious illness from the effects of a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for the past three months.

A native of Union City, Mr. Buckingham was born on October 30, 1884, son of Roe and Sarah Jane Buckingham. After his education in West Side high school, he made his home in Muncie and Jackson, Mich., before moving to Bellefontaine about 23 years ago. During his residence in the latter city he was operator of an upholstering shop

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia; one sister, Miss Bessie Buckingham, of Troy, O., and two brothers, Clayton E. and Harry E. Buckingham, both of Union City. One son is deceased.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. (EST) at the Kennedy funeral home in Bellefontaine. The body will then be brought to Union City where short graveside services will be held at 12 noon (CST) in the local cemetery. The casket will be opened at the grave.

Obituary - published January 13, 1948

Grover Cleveland Buckingham, son of Jefferson Monroe and Sarah Jane Mason Buckingham, departed from this earthly life while at the Mary Rutan hospital on Thursday, January 8, 1948 at 9 a. m. He was born in Union City, Indiana, October 30, 1884. He moved to Bellefontaine about thirty years ago. One week ago on New years eve he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and never regained consciousness. He was 63 years, 2 months and 8 days old at the time of his death.

He was twice married. His firs wife and only child preceded him in death. On April 5, 1930 he was married to Sylvia Johns Bidwell. He was a friendly, loyal and living husband and neighbor.

For many years he worked at A. J. Millers as a trimmer, recently he started his own upholstering business here in Bellefontaine. He and his wife were living at 128 West Columbus street when the fatal stroke came.

Those who survive him are his wife, Sylvia; one sister, Miss Bessie Buckingham of Troy, Ohio; to brothers, Clayton and Harry of Union City, Indiana; and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends. [poem omitted]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 9, 1948

Final Rites Friday For Ansonia Woman

Services for Mrs. Sylvia Detling, 73, widow of William Detling, who died Tuesday at her home, one and one-half miles south of Ansonia, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST), at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate, with interment in Ansonia cemetery.

Death followed a one-week illness from heart trouble and complications.

Mrs. Detling, a Brown township native, had lived at her present home for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Ansonia Christian church.

One sister, Mrs. Ida Loy, Ansonia, route one, and several nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

Jan. 31, 1948 - Detling Will Names Four Beneficiaries. - Four relatives will share in the estate of the late Sylvia Detling, of Brown township, whose last will and testament have been filed in the Darke county probate court.

Cash bequests of $500 each are made to a sister, Mrs. Ida Loy, Ansonia, route one, and a niece, Mildred Loy, of Greenville, while two nephews, Clyde Walters and Kenneth Walters, both of Ansonia, route one, were each left $1,000 bequests.

Kenneth Walters was also willed a farm of 17 acres in Brown township while the entire residue of the estate is to be divided by the four beneficiaries, share and share alike.

The will which was drawn and signed in October 1945, named the two nephews as joint executors of the estate. No appraisement has yet been made.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 9, 1948

Marvin Howell, Phone Company Employe, Dead

Marvin W. Howell, 52, of Centerville, a former resident of Winchester and an employe of the Eastern Indiana Telephone company for the past eighteen years, died at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon. He had been in ill health for the past three months.

Mr. Howell was born May 12, 1895, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abel M. Howell. He went to work for the telephone company in Winchester in January of 1930 and was transferred to Centerville late in 1937. His position was that of district serviceman.

Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Flora Howell; two sons, Eugene and James at home; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Puckett of Winchester, and Wanda at home; two granddaughters, Jane Ann and Nancy May Puckett; one brother, Richard of Losantville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Howell will be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Christian church in Centerville. Rev. Charles Carmony of Indianapolis will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery near Centerville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 10, 1948

Former U. C. Resident Dies; Rites Monday

Edward McMalon, age 61 years, formerly of Union City, died Thursday at his home in Dayton after a brief illness. He was the son of Jack and Alice McMahon and attended the St. Mary's school in this city. For the past several years he has resided in Dayton where he held as responsible position at Patterson Field.

Survivors include two sister, Mrs. Ruth Beck and Alice of Dayton; three brothers, Vincent, Maurice and Benedict, all of Dayton, and several cousins in Union City.

Funeral services will be held in Dayton Monday morning at 9 o'clock at a Catholic church and burial will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 10, 1948

Services Monday For Ansonia Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Midlam, 58 wife of Lee Midlam, of Ansonia, who died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville will be held at the Holy Family Catholic church at Frenchtown at 9 a. m. (EST) Monday. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia at any time.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Chester, of Dayton, and Russell, of Ansonia; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Fosnaugh, Dayton, Mrs. George Stater, Ansonia, and Carolyn Midlam, at home; six grandchildren; three brothers, Louis Barga, Beamsville; Ernest Barga, Bradford, and Charles Barga, of Hay, Nebraska and four sisters, Mrs. August Henry, Versailles; Mrs. Harry Nead, Van Wert; Mrs. Harry Eshelman, Troy, and Mrs. William Midlam, of Quincy, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 10, 1948

Carl F. Baxter Dies Following Long Illness

Carl F. Baxter, 67, passed away at his home, 518 East Washington street, Winchester, at 8 a. m. today following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the widow, Ola; two daughters, Agnes at home, and Mrs. Lillian Mosier of Winchester; one son, David at home; two brothers, Harry of near Winchester, and J. Ed of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Hunt of Richmond; several nieces and nephews. The body was taken [article abruptly ends here]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 10, 1948

Fred C. Gates Dies Thursday At Farmland Home

Fred C. Gates, 68, died at his home in Farmland at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night. He was an employe of the Wayne Gear division in Muncie and a member of Local 287 UAW-CIO. He was also a member of the Windsor Christian church.

Surviving are the widow, May; two sons, DeVoe of Muncie, and Francis at home; two daughters, Mrs. Marcella Tuttle of Muncie, and Mrs. Emma Faye Martin of Winchester; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Letta Porter of Muncie.

Funeral services for Mr. Gates will be conducted at 10 a. m. Monday at the Parson mortuary, 801 West Adams street, Muncie, with Rev. Howard Brown of Farmland and Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Elmridge cemetery at Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Retired Farmer Passes Away In Union City

Alexander (Pat) Denny, 62, of 1407 West Oak street, Union City, died Sunday at 10:10 p. m. at the city hospital following a nine-week serious illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in declining health for the last year.

He was born on July 24, 1885 near Fort Recovery, O., and received his education in schools in that community. A retired farmer, he had spent his entire life in the Fort Recovery community, with the exception of four years at Vincennes, Ind., and the past four months in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl Chrisman, Union City, and Mrs. Ethel Roberts, Union City, route two; two sons, David and Wilbar Denney, both of Union City; 11 grandchildren, and three brothers, Jurd Denney, Redkey, Ind.; William Denney, Fort Recovery, and Toman Denney, Portland. One sister and a brother are deceased.

The body was removed to the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery. Capt. Floyd Root of Union City was in charge. Burial was made in Spring Hill cemetery at Ft. Recovery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Sister Of Union City Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Angeline (Lina) Cook, 92, a member of one of Darke county's prominent pioneer families, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Aukerman, at Union, O. She was the sister of Andrew Puterbaugh, of Union City.

Mrs. Cook, who had made her home with her children for several years, was born and reared in Darke county and spent the earlier part of her life in that vicinity. Her parents were the late Samuel and Elizabeth Puterbaugh. Her husband, Solomon Cook, died in 1908.

[She was buried Jan. 12, 1948 in Miller's Grove Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Death Claims Sarah Dixon; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Sarah Dixon, 79, a life-long resident of the Union City community, passed away Saturday at 8:30 p. m. at the Union City hospital from the effects of a broken right hip she sustained in a fall at her home, 337 North Howard street, last December 26. She had been in failing health for the last year.

A native of Jackson, O. township, she was born on May 2, 1868, daughter of James and Elizabeth Gard-Lorton. Following education in Jackson township schools, she was married to Kelly Dixon, who preceded her in death in 1915. She was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Melvin Mangus, Union City; Mrs. Minnie Wickersham, Dayton; Mrs. Gladys Pryor, Richmond, and Mrs. L. O. O'Neil, Detroit; two sons, Clyde Dixon, Dayton, and Everett Dixon, Portland rural route; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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

Final rites will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Infant Son Dies At Union City Home; Services Tuesday

After a seven-month illness, death claimed Larry Allen Boze, one-year and eight-month old son of Chesley O. and Ann Marie Snyder-Boze, at the family home, 238 North Plum street, Union City, at 10:30 a. m. Sunday. The infant born in Union City on May 18, 1946, was in a critical condition for the past two weeks.

Besides the parents, survivors included an infant sister, Karen Lynne Boze; the maternal grandfather, Edgar Snyder, Ansonia; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elva Hollinger, Union City, and the maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dillon, Union City, and Mrs. Etta Snyder, of near Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City, in charge of Father James M. Fitzgerald. Burial will be in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City. The body is at the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Susanna Sebring

Brock - Mrs. Susanna Maria Sebring, 74, wife of C. L. Sebring, died Wednessday at her former residence one mile west of Brock. A life-long resident of Darke county, Mrs. Sebring had been a member of the New Weston Methodist church for many years. Other survivors: four sons and four daughters, and six step-children. Services: Saturday, at 2 p. m. (EST) at New Weston Methodist church. Burial: Holsapple cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Clem V. Hunt

New Madison - Clem V. Hunt, of New Madison, died Tuesday night after a lingering illness. He was 83 years old. Survivors: wife, Mary; two sons and three daughters. Services: Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at EUB church in Lewisburg. Burial: Arlington Cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Velma May Ninke

Castine - Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ninke, of Castine, are mourning the death of a four-month-old daughter Velma May, which occurred Friday. Services were held at Castine Saturday, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 13, 1948

Father Of Union City Man Passes Away

Bert Clark, 74, father of Donovan Clark, of Union City, died Sunday at the home of a grandson, Leon Hofacker, southeast of New Madison, following a several months' illness. Mr Clark had spent his entire life in the county, having been born and reared on a farm north of Arcanum.

Services will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. (EST) at the Abbottsville church. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 13, 1948

Services Are Held For Sarah Jones

Services for Mrs. Sarah (Sadie) Elizabeth Jones, 76, who died Sunday, were held this afternoon at the Greenville Church of Christ with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was in Fort Recovery cemetery.

Her death occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray Armstrong, four and one-half miles east of Piqua, following a two-year illness. The widow of L. B. Jones, she was born and reared in Allen township, Darke county and spent most of her life in the northern part of the county. She was a member of the Daughters of America at New Weston and the Greenville Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Clarence, of Cement City, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Armstrong; Mrs. Hosea Birt, Greenville, and Mrs. Burr Wagner, Rossburg, route one; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two half-brothers, Perry Manning, of near Fort Recovery and Fred Manning, of near New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1948

Ralph C. Flory, Retired Farmer, Dies Today

Ralph C. Flory, 68-year-old retired farmer, died suddenly at 8 a. m. today at his home 719 Beeson Drive, Winchester, following a heart attack. He had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.

A native of northeast of Union City, he was born on May 16, 1879, the son of Jacob and Laura E. (Brooks) Flory. He received his education in the old Flory school and had resided in the Union City community all his life until a little over a year ago when he moved to Winchester. Before going to Winchester he made his home on the Lisbon road in Jackson, Ind. township. He was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of Christ, northeast of Union City.

Surviving are the wife, Mary E. (Money) Flory; one son, Wilbur of Middletown, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Max Behr of Marion; and two grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Son funeral home in Union City pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was made in Greenmound cemetery at New Madison, OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1948

Sister Of Local Woman Succumbs

New Madison - Mrs. Leola Mae Burns, 35, died Tuesday evening following a heart attack at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Peck in New Madison. She had been a clerk at the James Drug store.

Surviving are one son, Doyle, of Greenville rural route; two brothers, Orville Lawrence, of Richmond, and Edward Lawrence, of New Paris, and five sisters, Mrs. Walter Breymier, northeast of Union City; Mrs. Vaughn Petry, of Richmond; Mrs. Charles Stephenson, of Tiffin, O.; Mrs. Rolland Sinck, of New Madison, and Mrs. D. Thompson, of Greenville.

[Burial was made in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison on Friday, Jan. 16, 1948.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Nan Carrick

Greenville - Mrs. Nan Carrick, 51, wife of Tom Carrick, Greenville, died Sunday at Wayne hospital. Other survivors: brother, Earl Sheperd, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. R. C. McMullen, Detroit; Services: Tuesday here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Ed Russ

Greenville - Joseph Edward (Ed) Russ, 83, died Sunday at his home near Treaty City Airport. Survivors: Brother, George, Greenville, route five, and one sister, Ellen Russ, this city. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: East Zion cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 15, 1948

Darke County Death - John D. Alexander

Palestine - John David Alexander, Jr., three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Alexander, northwest of Palestine, died Tuesday. Services in Greenville. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 17, 1948

Death Claims Nellie White At Union City Home

Mrs. Nellie White, 71, wife of Perry White, retired postal employe, died Friday afternoon at 1:50 o'clock at the family home at 215 West Hickory street in Union City, following an illness of over a year. She had been in a critical condition for the past several months.

The deceased was born in Greenville, Ohio, May 17, 1876, the daughter of Martin and Mary (Vance) Laurimore. She was educated in the Greenville public schools and came to Randolph county in 1896 where she spent the remainder of her life in Union City. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mildred, of Monticello, Ind., and two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Carter and Robert White of Monticello. A son, Marling, died five years ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Brooks and U funeral home in Union City. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 17, 1948

Funeral Services Sunday For Gracie Wright

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Ruth Wright, 62, who died at her home four miles north of Lynn, at 8 p. m. Thursday, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Adam Flatter officiating and Rev. Franklin Chant assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Mrs. Wright was the widow of Jesse Allie Wright, who died in November of last year.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert Flaugh of near Lynn, and Marjorie Wright of Anderson; a stepbrother, Eldon Lasley of Lynn; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.

The body has been removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Lynn Man Dies At Hospital Near Richmond

Charles F. Clevenger, 51, passed away at the Smith-Estep hospital south of Richmond at 3:30 a. m. Monday following an illness of several months. He was a resident of the Lynn community.

Surviving are the widow, Mary Jane; one daughter, Donna of Richmond; two sons, Russell of Richmond and Dale at home; one brother, Walter of near Centerville; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Oldam of Williamsburg; Mrs. Bessie Higham and Mrs. Anna Cook of New Castle, and Mrs. Emma Bond and Miss Eva Clevenger of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorn officiating. Interment will be in Crown Hill cemetery at Centerville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Robert S. Hart

Versailles - Robert S. Hart, 76, died Friday night at his home here. He had operated an auto polishing business in Versailles for the past six years. His wife, Maggie, is the only immediate survivor. Services: Monday here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Anna M. Fremd

Greenville - Services were held Monday at Greenville for Mrs. Anna M. Fremd, 72, who died Friday at her residence here. Rev. Earl Lantz officiated, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

Survivors: son, Elmer, of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Bender, of near New Madison; Mrs. Elmer Hittle, Greenville, and Mrs. William Burns, of near Versailles; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Gus W. Deubner, Greenville, route five, and Charles Deubner, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Alma Fullroth

Gettysburg - Mrs. Alma Fullroth, 56, wife of Fred Fullroth, died Friday at her farm two miles north of here. Other survivors: two sons, one sister and three brothers. Services: Sunday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Gettysburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Elizabeth Schlosser

Eldorado - Mrs. Elizabeth Schlosser, 68, wife of Charles Schlosser, died Wednesday at her home here. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Monroe cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Darke County Death - Daniel Hollinger

Hollansburg - Daniel Hollinger, 70, retired farmer, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Ora; one son, Harold, New Madison; four daughters, Mrs. Harry Petry and Miss Fern Hollinger, both of here; Miss Myrtle Hollinger, Greenville, and Mary Elizabeth Nicholson, Whitewater, Ind. Services: Saturday, Beech Grove church. Burial: New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 21, 1948

John Heitzman Dies In Dayton; Rites Thursday

John Heitzman, 63, of 3620 McCall street, Dayton, formerly of the Union City community, died Tuesday morning at a Dayton hospital following a 15-year illness. He was in a serious condition for the last week.

A native of Randolph county, he was born on September 20, 1884, son of George and Elia McFarlan-Heitzman. After receiving his education in schools in the northeastern part of the county, Mr. Heitzman was married to Pearl Lyons in 1905 at New Pittsburg.

Mr. Heitzman resided in the Union City community until he and his wife moved to Dayton 25 years ago. He had followed the occupation of contractor until he became proprietor of a Dayton apartment house a few years ago.

Besides the wife he leaves on daughter, Mrs. Sanford Powers, of Union City; one son, Meredith A. Heitzman, Dayton; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and three brothers, Joe and Clif Heitzmen, both of New Pittsburg, and Charles, of Dayton. One brother is deceased.

The body has been returned to Union City where services will be held at the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Roll Marsh, of New Pittsburg, will officiate. Interment will be made in New Pittsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 22, 1948

Darke County Death - John Bubeck

Versailles - John Bubeck, 92, was found dead early Monday afternoon in his home southwest of Versailles, where he lived alone. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Wednesday, Versailles. Burial: Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Marie Trittschuh

Versailles - Mrs. Marie Brand Trittschuh, 54, wife of Lawrence Trittschuh, cashier of the First National Bank of Versailles, died Monday at her residence here. Services: Thursday, here. Burial Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 23, 1948

Randolph County Native Succumbs At Richmond

Harry Iliff, 65, of Richmond, Ind., died today at 4 a. m. at Reid Memorial hospital in that city from complications resulting from a fractured hip he suffered 12 days ago.

He was born in Ward township, Randolph county, son of Wesley and Mary McFarland-Iliff. Following his education in Jackson township schools, he moved to Portland where he held the office of Jay county highway superintendent for several years. He had resided in Richmond for the past 14 years.

Surviving are his wife, Effie Lyone-Iliff; one daughter, Mrs. Letha Keltner, of Greenville; two sons, John W. Iliff, of Delphos, O., and Lowell E., of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Clarence Washler, of Lynn.

Services will be held at Bairds funeral home in Portland at 2 p. m. Sunday. Interment will be made in either New Pittsburg or New Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Doris E. Flaugh, Huntsville School Teacher, Dies

Doris Estella Flaugh, 41, a resident of near Lynn and a teacher at the Huntsville school, died at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond early Sunday morning following an illness of only a few days.

Her father, J. Allie Wright, passed away about two months ago.

Surviving is the husband, Albert, principal at the Spartanburg school; one son, Ivan at home; and one sister, Miss Marjorie Wright of Anderson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Flaugh will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Lynn Friends church with Rev. Adam Flatter officiating and Rev. Franklin Chant assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Well Known Winchester Man Dies Suddenly

George R. Mills, 59, prominent Winchester businessman and land-owner, died at 5:30 a. m. Monday, death resulting from a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Mills were living in the Ed Rodgers apartment, 310 East Washington street. Only Sunday they had conferred with an architect regarding a proposed new home they were planning to build.

Surviving are the wife and one son, William.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.

Mr. Mills, a Republican candidate for mayor of Winchester in the 1947 primary, was born in Randolph county in 1889. He attended the Winchester public schools and Richmond Business college and in 1905 was made a member of the mercantile firm known as "Miss Carter and Mills," which was in the room now occupied by the Goodyear Rubber company, later in the Kelley building now occupied by the By-Lo Furniture store.

After six years, the firm built the building now leased to the J. C. Penney company on the side of the square, the firm being incorporated as "The M. L. Mills and Sons," of which the deceased was secretary-treasurer. He also was president of the Indiana Retail Buyers association and a member for 12 years of the county council.

Prior to the consolidation of the Winchester Daily News and the Journal-Herald, Mr. Mills was advertising manager of the News.

For five years prior to his return to Winchester to run for mayor, Mr. Mills was a technical adviser with the army air forces at the ATC headquarters, Wright Field, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Emma Finton

Greenville - One of Greenville's oldest residents , Mrs. Emma Finton, 95, died Friday at the home of a son, Merle Finton, at 715 East Fifth street. Survivors: three son, Merle and Frank Finton, both of here, and W. S. Finton, Columbia City, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Services: Monday, Laketon, Ind. Burial: North Manchester, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Darke County Death - John Detrick

Bradford - John Detrick, 63, prominent farmer and school board member here, died Thursday at his home north of Bradford. Services: Sunday, Harris Creek church with Rev. H. F. Heistern and Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Survivors: wife, Clara; four sons and two daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Della Gilbert

Greenville - Mrs. Della Harrison Gilbert, 80, widow of John Gilbert, Greenville paint contractor, died Thursday at Wayne hospital. Two grandchildren are the only immediate survivors.

[Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery on Sunday, Jan. 4, 1948.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Thelma Lehman

Greenville - Mrs. Thelma Lehman, 40, wife of Kenneth Lehman, captain of the Greenville fire department, died Thursday at Wayne hospital from the effects of pneumonia. Other survivors: two sons, Tommy and Henry, both at home, and her mother, Mrs. Ida Hapner, Greenville

[Burial was made in the Abbottsville Cemetery on Monday, January 26, 1948]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Word Is Received Of Death Of Former Union City Resident

Word has been received here of the death of Charles Hinkle, 56, formerly of north of Union City, which occurred Friday evening at his home in Shawnee, Ohio, following a heart attack he suffered while entertaining friends and relatives.

He was the son of the late Cyrus and Clara Hinkle, and a veteran of World War I. During World War II he was employed in governmental work in Texas and Washington. He was a member of the Methodist church and also belonged to several fraternal orders.

He leaves a wife, Alice, and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pries, of Dayton, O.; several nieces and nephews, and cousins residing in Union City and Saratoga.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Shawnee with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Kumler Services Are Held Today

Services for Jesse E. Kumler, 69. well-known Brown township farmer, who died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, were held this afternoon at the Ansonia Methodist church. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

Mr. Kumler had been ill for the past three months. He resided three miles northeast of Ansonia.

Survivors include three children, Leroy, Dudley and Mrs. Goldie Horn, all of Covington, Ky.; four grandchildren and three sisters, Miss Margaret Kumler, of near Ansonia, and Mrs. Myrtle Earhart and Mrs. Cora Greenhoff, both of near Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Riffle Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Daniel (Dan) Riffle, 25, who died suddenly Saturday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Riffle, one mile east of Woodington, located southeast of Union City, will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. (EST) at the parents' home and at 2 p. m. at the Woodington Christian church. Rev. James Floyd will Officiate, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Morris, of Woodington, and Paul of Pittston, Pa.

Friends may call at the Riffle residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Darke County Death - Henry J. Borman

Greenville - Henry J. Borman, 67, was found dead in bed early Saturday at his residence, 406 Union street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. His wife, Alfa, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, of Dayton, are the only survivors.

[Burial was made for Henry John Borman in the Greenville Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 26, 1948.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Darke County Death - Bonnie Wysong

Greenville - Mrs. Bonnie May Wysong, 50, wife of John H. Wysong, died suddenly Saturday at her residence, 3315 Harrison avenue, following a heart attack.

Other survivors: two sons, James and Grant Wysong, both of Greenville; two daughters, Susanna and Laura Belle, at home; one grandchild; her father, Henry Hill, of Bradford; a brother, Nevin Hill, also of Bradford, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Swab and Mrs. Delbert Scott, both of Bradford, and Mrs. William Miller, Greenville, route five.

Services: Tuesday, 1:30 p. m. (EST), Greenville Christian church. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Stephen L. Condon

Pitsburg - Stephen L. Condon, six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Condon, of Pitsburg, died Saturday. Services: Tuesday, Pitsburg. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 28, 1948

Darke County Death - A. J. Barga

Versailles - Abraham J. Barga, 88, died Friday at his home in Frenchtown after a short illness. Services: at Frenchtown, Tuesday. Burial: here. Survivors: Wife, Mary; four daughters and three sons.

[Burial was made at Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, on Tuesday, Jan 27, 1948]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Malinda Stalnaker

Baker's Store - Mrs. Malinda Stalnaker, 93, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Criss, at Baker's Store following a four-week illness. Services: Thursday, Phillipi, W. Va. Burial: Phillipi.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Amanda Gartrell

New Madison - Mrs. Amanda Gartrell, 78, wife of Harvey Gartrell, a former resident of both Arcanum and New Madison, died Monday night at her home near Covington. Services: Friday, 2 p. m. (EST) at Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 30, 1948

Ex-Policeman Dies In Muncie; Formerly Lived Near U. C.

Lee Hankison, 74, widely-acquainted retired Muncie police officer, died Thursday at Ball Memorial hospital in that city after an extended illness. He lived at 226 South Lincoln street, Muncie.

A native of Lancaster O., Mr. Hankison came to Union City at an early age and resided in Jackson, O., township. He was educated in the old Flory school, northeast of Union City, and moved to Muncie when he was a young man.

Surviving are the widow, Maude; one son, a daughter, and three brothers. Mrs. Lillian Adams, of northeast of Union City, is a cousin of the deceased.

Services will be held at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 31, 1948

Rankin Services Are Sunday Afternoon At Lynn Funeral Home

Funeral services for John A. Rankin, 82, who died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Chenoweth, east of Lynn, Thursday night at 10 o'clock, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn in charge of Rev. J. E. Stump. Burial will be in the Earlham cemetery at Richmond.

The deceased was a native of Ireland and came to America when a small boy. He was a member and past worshipful master of the Lynn Masonic lodge.

Surviving in addition to the daughter, are one grandson, Gerald Definbaugh of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. D. H. Lemon of Oregon, and one step sister, Mrs. Edith Williams of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Velma Malott, Of Ridgeville, Dies; Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma A. Malott, 57, of Ridgeville, who died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Sunday night at 8 o'clock, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baird funeral home in Portland. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Malott is survived by the husband, Roy; a step daughter, Mrs. Dallas Houser of Portland; a step son, Hugh of Albion, Mich.; a brother, Glenn Haress of California, and a step grandson.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Orla Pratt Dies Sunday At Home Near Ridgeville

Orla Pratt, 46, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home seven miles northeast of Ridgeville after a lingering illness.

He is survived by the widow, Orpha; one son, Dean, and one daughter, Judith Lee, both at home; one step daughter, Mrs. Lulu Runkle of Union City; one brother, Webster Prat of New Pittsburg, Ind.; a half sister, Mrs. Myrtle Sipe of New Pittsburg, and the mother, Mrs. Malinda Pratt of New Pittsburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Pittsburg Reformed church by Rev. Perry. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville to the residence at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon when friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Former Resident Of Ridgeville Dies In Michigan

Charles Funk, 67, a former resident of Ridgeville, died Sunday at his home in Alanson, Mich., after a short illness following a stroke.

Besides the widow, Maggie, he is survived by a step daughter, Mrs. Edna Hessner of Urbana, O., a step son Gail Dolth of Bellefontaine, Ohio; three brothers, Theodore of Ridgeville, Robert of Jefferson, Ohio, and Harry of Blaine, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Dora Collins of Alanson, Mrs Daniel Kober of near Portland, and Mrs. Clarence Merchant of Portland.

The body is expected to arrive at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville Tuesday morning where it will remain until the services at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Deerfield Methodist church. Rev. George Addington will officiate and burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Last Rites At Lynn Tuesday For Nora Cooney

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the North Church of Christ in Lynn, for Mrs. Leona Cooney, 78, who passed away suddenly Saturday evening. Burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery in Centerville.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harrison Hiatt and Mrs. Ed Hamilton, both of Lynn; two brothers, Stewart Hill of Indianapolis, and Arla Hill of Lynn; several nieces and nephews.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Deputy Sheriff's Uncle Buried Monday

Portland, Ind., Feb. 2 - Funeral services for Charley Hines, of Portland, fatally burned Saturday when fire destroyed his one-room home, were conducted today at the Williamson funeral home by the Rev. A. E. Habgood. Burial was in Green Park cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Portland and Mrs. Allie Huey of near Portland, and a nephew, Deputy Sheriff Cliff Hines of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Daniel Geeting Succumbs Today Near Union City

Daniel Curtis Geeting 74-year-old farmer, died at 2 a. m. today at his home on Union City route two, following an illness of four years' duration. He had been in a serious condition since suffering a stroke last Friday.

A native of near New Madison, Darke county, he was born on October 25, 1873, son of John Henry and Elizabeth Coblentz-Geeting. Following his education in schools near New Madison he was married to Retta E. Marling at Eldorado, Preble county, O., in 1896.

Mr. Geeting had resided in southern Darke county until eight yeas ago when he and his wife moved to Ridgeville and then came to Union City six years ago. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church of New Madison.

Besides the wife, he leaves two daughter, Mrs. Enza Ricker and Mrs. Alice Elley, both of Dayton; two sons, Ben Geeting, Centerville, and Clifton Geeting, Union City, route two; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Shewmon, Dayton, and Mrs. Ruben Corle, Greenville, and one brother, Chester Geeting, of Hudson, Mich.

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

[Burial was made in the Otterbein cemetery near New Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1948.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Farmland Girl Dies At Ft. Wayne Hospital

Caroline Lee Bilby, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilby of near Farmland, died Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Fort Wayne.

The body was taken to the Kimmel mortuary in Gaston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 2, 1948

Darke County Death - Jacob Strienz

Ansonia - Services for Jacob Strienz, 74, a former resident here, who died Thursday at the county infirmary, were held Saturday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 3, 1948

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Bessie Elliott

Mrs. Bessie M. Elliott, 49, wife of William Elliott, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home in Ridgeville at 8:30 o'clock Monday night.

She is survived by the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Betty Cyphers of Piqua, Ohio, Mrs. Joann Hastings of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Fauntine Shannon of Aberdeen, Md., and Peggy Sue at home; three sons, Francis of Redkey, William Jr., and Thomas both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Milo Mumbauer of Ridgeville, Mrs. Daniel Shaneyfelt of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. John Johnson of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Oscar Gilbert of Bluffton and Mrs. Chester Hall of Geneva; two [?] brothers, Bert Runyon of Portland, and two grandchildren.

The body will be returned to the home from the Middletown mortuary in Ridgeville Tuesday evening. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 4, 1948

Rites Thursday For Cora Nagle, Of Lightsville

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Nagle, 73, wife of Edward Nagle, who died Monday afternoon at her residence in Lightsville after a three-month illness, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Lightsville Methodist church. Rev. Noble Schlechty will officiate, with burial in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

Mrs. Nagle was a charter member of the Lightsville Grange and was actively affiliated with the Methodist church in the neighboring town.

She had spent her entire life in Darke county and several years ago taught school at both Hillgrove and Rose Hill.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Don, of New Weston, route two two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude True, of Greenville, and Mrs. Mertie Reigle, of near Ansonia, and one brother, Charles Feymuth, of Selma, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 4, 1948

Rites Thursday For Ansonia Railroader

Final rites for Raymond Hand, 54, of Ansonia, a veteran employe of the New York Central railroad, who died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after an extended illness, will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Mary; one daughter, Dorothy Hand, Columbus; two sisters, Mary Winegardner, of Bellefontaine, and Ethel Pullen, Greenville, and his mother Mrs. Emma Hand, Bellefontaine.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 4, 1948

Death Claims Charles Mullen At U. C. Home

Charles Lewis Mullen, 67-year-old retired railroader, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at his residence, 404 North Mulberry street, Union City, following a three-weeks' serious illness from a heart condition. He had been in failing health for the past seven years.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Mullen was born in Harrisville on January 13, 1881, son of William and Ninnie Frits-Mullen. Following his education in schools near Harrisville, he was married to Quellie Brady on September 29, 1900 at Harrisville. Mr Mullen had actively served as a section hand on the railroad until his retirement in 1929.

Besides the wife, he is survived by one son, Ralph Mullen, at home; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Reed and Mrs. Gertrude Feaster, both of New Castle, and eight nieces and nephews.

Last rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City, in charge of Rev. John Wasson. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1948

Services Friday For Troy Woman, Related Locally

Services for Mrs. Mary Rodefeffer-Feierstein, 45, who die Tuesday at her residence, 718 South Mulberry street, Troy, Ohio, will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) in the Church of the Brethren in that city. Rev. W. Glenn McFadden will officiate, with burial in Riverside cemetery in Troy.

Survivors are her husband, H. G. Feierstein; three children, Harold Eugene, Gerald Richard, and Vernon; the mother, Mrs. Martha Rodeheffer, Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Orpha Moffett, of Bradford, and Mrs. Oscar Olwine, of Dayton, and four brothers, John Rodeheffer, of Rossburg, William and Lester, of Union City, and Clarence, of Troy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1948

Aged County Resident Dies At Elroy Home

Mrs. Dora Coppess, 81, a Darke county resident for over fifty-five years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her nephew, Frank M. Coppess, in Elroy, located east of Union City, following an eight-weeks' serious illness from heart trouble and complications. She had been in declining health for the past 14 months.

She was born in Adams county, O., on February 11, 1866, daughter of James and Catherine Mendenhall. Following her education in Adams and Clinton county schools, she served as a school teacher in Greene county, O., before her marriage to James M. Coppess, of Ansonia, on January 21, 1891. She then came to Darke county and was a teacher in Avery school, southeast of Woodington. The death of Mr. Coppess occurred several years ago.

She was a member of the Teegarden Congregational Christian church.

The only survivor is the nephew.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday at Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia, in charge of Rev. J. G. Floyd, assisted by Rev. W. L. Denlinger. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

Friends man call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Helen G. Crawford

Arcanum - Mrs. Helen G. Crawford, 39, wife of Tom Crawford, died Tuesday at her home on route one. Other survivors: daughter, Marlene Noggle, at home; two step-children, Mrs. Richard Mong, Greenville, and Donald Crawford, Greenville; three brothers and three sisters. Services: Thursday, Greenville. Burial: Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Kate G. Alexander

Versailles - Mrs. Kate Grove Alexander, 78, wife of Nick Alexander, president of the Versailles Building and Loan company, died Monday at her home here. Other survivors: three daughters, one son; two sisters and one brother. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Maud M. Warner

Greenville - Mrs. Maud M. Warner, 67, wife of H. S. Warner, of near here, died Monday. Other survivors: two daughters, Mary Warner, at home, and Mrs. Howard G. Eley, Greenville; one grandson, and a brother. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 6, 1948

Death Claims Retired Farmer; 89 years old

Isaac (Ike) Bradburn, 89-year-old retired farmer, passed away Thursday at 4 p. m. at his residence, 402 South Columbia street, Union City, following a several months' illness from a complication of diseases. His condition was serious for the past five weeks.

Mr. Bradburn was born on June 10, 1858 in Tipton county, Ind., and was educated in schools in that county. He resided in that vicinity until 42 years ago when he came to Randolph county.

He was married to Maggie Dutton, who preceded him in death in 1912, and then was married to Emma Stone, whose death occurred in 1926.

Mr. Bradburn leaves 8 immediate survivors. They include two daughters, Mrs. Albert Bragg and Mrs. Baker Johnson, both of Union City; four sons, John, Clifford and Orville Bradburn, all of Winchester, and Jesse Bradburn, of Petersburg, Va.; one step-son, Ray Stone, Fort Wayne; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Union City with Rev. John Wasson officiating. Interment will be made in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 6, 1948

Samuel Heaton Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Samuel H. Heaton, 78, a retired farmer of near Farmland, died shortly after midnight today at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Rafferty of Farmland; three sons, Paul of Winchester, Francis of Warren and Wade of Muncie; six grandchildren; one brother, Joseph of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Ball of Redkey and Mrs. Thomas McCray of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the University Christian church in Muncie in charge of Rev. A. M. Thomas, assisted by Rev. Hubert Callahan. Interment in Sunderland cemetery at Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 7, 1948

Services Sunday For Well-Known Brown Township Farmer

Funeral services for Perry F. Duvall, 72, well-known Brown township farmer, who died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a one-year illness, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Teegarden Congregational Christian church, northeast of Union City. Rev. J. G. Floyd will officiate. Burial will be made in Teegarden cemetery.

Mr. Duvall, whose home was five miles northwest of Ansonia, had spent his entire life in Brown township.

He leaves one son, Walter, of Ansonia, route one; two grandchildren, and a brother, Wesley Duvall, of near Coletown.

The body is at the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 7, 1948

Billy Bolinger, 15, Dies Suddenly At Home In Muncie

Billy Bolinger, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bedford Bolinger of 1306 North Walnut street, Muncie, died suddenly at 7:10 o'clock this morning at his home in Muncie following a short illness.

Young Bolinger was a student at the Harry Mack school in Muncie and attended classes Thursday.

Survivors in addition to the parents is a brother, Alden Bolinger of Modoc.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Huntsville Methodist church with Rev. O. J. Kerlin officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 9, 1948

Lenora Wissel Death Occurs In U. C. Hospital

Mrs. Lenora Wissel, 45, residing three and one-half miles northeast of Union City on the Raymond L. Bennett farm, died at the city hospital at 4 a. m. Sunday following a three-month illness from a cerebral hemorrhage and complications.

Formerly of Mt. Summit and Springport, Ind., she had lived in this community for the past two years. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving are the husband, Lloyd, one son, Lloyd Williams, of Mt. Summit; two grandchildren; the father, Oscar Alcorn, of Straughn, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Roy DeBruler, of Cambridge City; Mrs. Cecil Hall, of New Lisbon, Ind., and Mrs. Florence Bradshaw of Muncie, and one brother, Russell Alcorn, of New Lisbon. One son, Robert Williams, a member of the U. S. air force, met his death while serving in World War II.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Summit Christian church at 1 p. m. Tuesday by Rev. Harold Milligan. Burial will be in Mr. Summit cemetery. Friends may call at the Main and Sons funeral home in New Castle until noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 9, 1948

Union City Native Is Poison Victim; Lived At Muncie

Muncie, Ind., Feb 9 - Virgil Warrell, 52, a veteran of World War I and native of Union City, was found dead Sunday morning at the residence of Marion Wiley, 512 West Ninth street, where he had been staying for several days. Coroner Eugene Eissman said death was caused by artificial oil of wintergreen, a poisonous liquid, which Mr. Warrell apparently drank by mistake.

Wiley told police officers he found Warrell dead at 8 o'clock Sunday morning when he went into the room where Warrell was sleeping.

A resident of Muncie most of his life, Mr. Warrell leaves three sons and two daughter, all of Muncie, and two brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Industry Evangelical United Brethren church. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery. The body is at the home of a brother, Dewey, 1011 East fourteenth street, whee friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Levi Fourman

Arcanum - Levi Fourman, 96, one of Darke county's oldest residents, died Thursday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton from the effects of a stroke he suffered at his home northeast of here. Survivors: three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eliabeth Oda, of Pitsburg, and two brothers, John and Allen Fourman, both of Greenville. Services: Monday, Abbottsville church. Burial: church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Edward Altic

Greenville - Edward Altic, 73, well-known Franklin township farmer, died Wednesday night at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. Survivors: wife, Edith, one son, Ivan, of near Laura; three daughters, Mrs. Orville Jones, Mrs. Earl Thompson, and Mrs. Faron Fourman, all of near Arcanum; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, and three sisters. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. (EST) at Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 10, 1948

Rites Held For Sister Of Union City Woman

Final rites for Mrs. Helen H. Funk, 37, sister of Mrs. Harold Ary, of north of Union City, who died Sunday at her home, 29 East Fourth street, Greenville, after a one-year illness, were held this afternoon at the Zechar funeral home in the latter city. Burial was in Castine cemetery.

Besides the sister, she leaves her husband, Solomon; two daughters and seven sons, all at home; her parents; one brother and two other sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 10, 1948

Father Of Local Woman Is Dead

Services for Daniel J. Poling, 79, father of Mrs. C. D. Clester, of Union City, who died Saturday at his home near Palestine, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller Grove church, east of Palestine. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Besides the daughter, he leaves a wife, Florence, two sons and four other daughters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 10, 1948

Jackson Township Native Passes Away

Services for Miss Laura L. Young, 66, native of Jackson, O., township, who died Saturday at 8:30 p. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in that city. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Miss Young had lived in Greenville for the past 40 years and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church. Nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Native Of Hillgrove Is Claimed By Death

Edward B. Longnecker, 73, a native of near Hillgrove, died Tuesday at his home, one mile south of Greenville, he had been in failing health for two years.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, Mr. Longnecker was a member of the board of education in Greenville Township School District No. 14.

Surviving are his wife, Ida; one brother, Hayse Longnecker, of Dayton and a sister, Mary Wideman of Walkerville, Mich.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Anna Byrd

Versailles - Mrs. Anna Byrd, 69, wife of Herschel Byrd, died Saturday at her home here. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Other survivors: Two daughter, three sons, a brother and five sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Jesse D. Miller

Arcanum - Services for Jesse D. Miller, 71, retired hardware merchant, who died Saturday, were held here Tuesday. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Pearl; two sons and one sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Darke County Death - James A. Long

Greenville- Services were held Tuesday in Greenville for James A. Long, 59, who died Saturday at a Dayton hospital. Burial: Nashville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Darke County Death - J. Richard Royer

Greenville - J. Richard Royer, 22, died Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Royer, 727 Central avenue. He had suffered from heart trouble for an extended period but was seriously ill only five days. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Settie Mae McCowan, 66, widow of Elhue McCowan, died Saturday at her home on Greenville, route three, following an extended illness. Her immediate survivors include ten children; 24 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: Tuesday, at Long. Burial: Methodist church cemetery at Long.

[Her maiden name was Clements and she was buried in the Bass Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 13, 1948

Union City Native Is Claimed By Death

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Mrs. Allie Shellenbarger-Robeson, 74, of Arlington Heights, Ill., which occurred last Friday at Lake Forest hospital, near Chicago, following a stroke she suffered six weeks ago.

She was born and reared in Union City before moving to Chicago 50 years ago. Surviving are the husband, Raymond Robeson; one son, Grant, of Highland Park, Ill., and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Chicago on Monday. Burial was in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Clara May Brown

Greenville - Mrs. Clara May Brown, 75, wife of David Brown, died Tuesday at her home here. Other survivors: Two daughters, a brother and two sisters. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 13, 1948

Darke County Death - George Eckman

Greenville - Services for George Eckman, 70, Greenville, who died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, were held Thursday at Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: son, Lester, Arcanum; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Rice, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 13, 1948

Will Cropper, 72, Dies Following Heart Attack

Will A. Cropper, 72, prominent life-long resident of Randolph county, passed away at his home in Winchester at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night following a heart attack. He had been ill only a half day.

He was born August 8, 1875, the son of J. G. and Lila (Penneston) Cropper. He was a farmer near Winchester until two years ago when he sold his home and moved into town. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include the widow, Catherine, and one foster daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Culpepper of Portland.

Funeral services for Mr. Cropper will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Herbert Boase and Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1948

Funeral Services For John Deeter To Be Sunday

Funeral services for John W. Deeter, 77, well-known Washington township farmer, who died Thursday night at his home, seven miles east of Union City, after an extended illness, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Church of the Brethren. Rev. C. G. Hesse will officiate. Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery, north of Bradford.

Mr. Deeter was born in Miami county, O., but had resided in Darke county for the past 53 years. He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

There are over fifty immediate survivors including his wife, Barbara, ten children; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The children, five sons and five daughters are: William, of Palestine; Ivan, Fort Wayne; Virgil and Karl, both of Greenville, route three; Doyle, of Straughn, Ind.; Iva Deeter and Mrs. Winfield Miller, both of Dayton; Mrs. Rufus Stump, New Madison, route one; Mrs. Chancey Pippinger, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Robert Clark, Greenville.

The body is at the Miller funeral home in Greenville where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Frank Janes

New Madison - Frank H. Janes, 91, died Thursday. He made his home with his son, Loren Janes, near here. Mr. Janes was a resident of Darke county for the past 40 years. He was a retired farmer.

Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. (EST) at Stutz and Sanders funeral home. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Milton E. Brandon

Arcanum - Milton E. Brandon, 75, retired employe of the Big Four railroad company, died Wednesday at his home here. Survivors: son, Robert, Arcanum; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Jarrett, also of here, and Mrs. Margaret Hiatt, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and five brothers. Services: Saturday 2 p. m. (EST) at Stutz and Sando funeral home here. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1948

Former County Teacher Dies; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Winchester Friends church for Mrs. Mary R. Moorman, 79, former Randolph county school teacher, who died at the Randolph County hospital at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon following an illness of five months. Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Elvin Thornburg will be in charge and burial will be at the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Moorman was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. She was born August 22, 1868, the daughter of Edward and Cynthia (Romizer) Lennon. Her husband, Leander Moorman, preceded her in death.

She was graduated from the Winchester high school in 1869, the old Winchester Seminary and the Muncie Normal school.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Fruitt of Farmland, and Mrs. Herbert Frazier of Winchester; tow sons, Wesley and Kenneth Moorman, both of Winchester; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Draher of Montpelier, and Mrs. Rose Huckel of Indianapolis.

The body has been removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence, three and one-half miles southwest of Winchester, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1948

Funeral Services Are Conducted For Fifer Infant

Funeral services for Michael William Fifer, 10-month-old son of Charles William and Violet M. Robertson-Fifer, 823 West Pearl street, Union City, were held this afternoon at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City, Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiated, with burial in the old Teegarden cemetery.

The infant died Saturday at 2:10 p. m. at the Union City hospital following an illness since last Thursday evening from pneumonia. He was born on March 29, 1947 in Union City. The father is a World War II veteran and the mother was an English war bride.

Besides the parents survivors include one sister, Brenda Rose, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stephens, of Union City; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frew, London, England; one aunt, Mrs. Robert Jones, Union City, and two uncles, James Robertson and Richard Frew, both of London.

Fraze funeral home of Union City was in charge of burial preparations.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Albert T. Deubner

Greenville - Albert T. Deubner, 59, lifelong resident of Darke county, died Friday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Emma; two daughters, two grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Services: Monday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 17, 1948

B. F. Spraul Dies Suddenly; Rites Wednesday

Services for Benjamin F. Spraul, 62-year-old farmer, who died suddenly at 1 p. m. Sunday at his residence on Union City, route one, following a heart attack, will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. A. E. Kemp will be in charge, with burial in Graceland cemetery at Sidney, O.

He was born on November 18, 1885 in Sidney, the son of John and Minnie Domyer-Spraul. Following his education in Sidney schools, he was married to Lydia Hayes in that city. Mr. Spraul had resided in the Union City community for the past six years and was a member of the United Brethren church at Sidney.

Besides the wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frances Lockridge, New Castle, Ind.; Mrs. Victor Hehnkuhl, Covington, O., and Mrs. Robert Booher, Muncie; two sons, Earl and Lloyd, both at home; 11 grandchildren, and two brothers, Carl, of Sidney, and John, of Lima.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

18-Year-Old Youth Claimed By Death; Was Related Locally

William Forest Idle, 18, died Tuesday at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oda Gallihugh, Greenville, route four, after a six-month illness.

Surviving are his father, William Franklin Idle, of Randolph count; two half-brothers, Allen and David Delaplane, both of Greenville, and three other grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Hicks, Greenville, and William Idle, Union City.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Christian Missionary Alliance church in Greenville. Rev. William Moreland will be in Charge, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Local Burial For Isaac E. Poling

Services for Isaac E. Poling, 91, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Jobes, Arcanum, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Methodist church. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the Jobes residence.

Besides the daughter, he leaves three sons, Roscoe, of Akron; Earl, Greenville, and Marcus, Dayton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank, of near Greenville, and James, of Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Randolph Woman Is Killed In Accident; Parents Badly Hurt

A young Randolph county woman is dead, her mother and father are listed as critical on the records of Reid Memorial hospital at Richmond and another victim of a two-car accident near Williamsburg Tuesday afternoon was reported Wednesday as "much better."

Dead is Miss Ruthann Hiatt, 27, whose home was eight and one-half miles northwest of Winchester. She died of a skull fracture before her arrival at the Richmond hospital.

Critically injured are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hiatt.

Mr. Hiatt has fractures of the skull and left leg; his wife has a severe forehead cut, possible skull fracture and possible internal injuries.

Merwin Stanford, 46, of near Williamsburg, has a broken left leg, chest and left eye injuries.

The accident occurred when the Hiatt and Stanford cars hit head-on on the crest of a hill, about a mile and a half south of Williamsburg on the Williamsburg-Centerville pike.

Two ambulances were summoned from Hagerstown to remove the injured to the hospital.

Funeral services for Miss Hiatt will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Friday at the Randolph Friends church, in charge of Rev. Ray Feaster, of Fort Wayne, assisted by Rev. William Barnard. Burial will be in the New Dayton cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 7 p. m. Thursday.

Survivors are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Marion Macy of near Ridgeville, and Miss Norma Lee Hiatt at home, and a brother, Richard Hiatt of near Ridgeville. She was a member of the Randolph Friends church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Lafe J. Newman

North Star - Lafe J. Newman, 62, died Saturday at his home near here. Survivors: wife, Ida; four daughters, Mrs. Violet Phelps, of Lewisburg; Alreda Newman, at home, and Mrs. Marie Magato and Mrs. Leta Magato, both of near North Star. Services: Today, Versailles. Burial: New Brethren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Flora Schwartz

Greenville - Services were held this afternoon in Greenville for Mrs. Flora Schwartz, 77, wife of Charles Schwartz, who died Sunday at her residence here. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Other survivors: daughter Martha C. Schwartz, this city; three grandchildren and two brothers, Lon and Ray Stoltz, both of here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Olive Clark

Greenville - Miss Olive Clark, 73, retired Greenville seamstress, was found dead Saturday in her residence here. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She was a lifelong resident here. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Albert A. Alexander

North Star- Albert A. Alexander, 88, one of the founders of St. Louis Catholic church at North Star, died Sunday at the home of a son, Adrian, on Versailles, route three, following a five-month illness. He was born and reared at Frenchtown but had spent the major part of his life in the North Star community. He was a retired farmer. Survivors: four sons and three daughters. Services: Wednesday, North Star. Burial: St. Louis church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 19, 1948

Brother-In-Law Dies From Injuries

Paul G. Weiler, superintendent of Union City East Side school, has received word that his brother-in-law, Ray Houston, 42, of Groesbeck. O., near Cincinnati, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Mr. Gilead, O., northwest of Columbus, yesterday morning.

Mr. Houston leave his wife Oplelia, and three children. Services are planned Friday afternoon at Cincinnati, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 20, 1948

Former Resident Succumbs After Extended Illness

Lloyd Bennet Eisenmann, 58, a former resident of Union City, died Thursday at his home in Indianapolis following a stroke he suffered two years ago.

Mr. Eisenmann was reared in Union City and resided here until he moved to Indianapolis 33 years ago. He had served as a conductor for the Monon railroad until suffering the stroke. He was member of the Railroad Brotherhood.

Surviving are his wife, Anna Gribben-Eisenmann; one daughter, Mrs. John Byers, Jr., of Indianapolis; a son, Herbert Eisenmann, of Hawthorne, Calif.; three grandchildren, and a brother, Herbert, of Indianapolis. Several aunts, sisters-in-law and cousins reside in this community.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Flanners and Buchanan funeral home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in an Indianapolis cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 20, 1948

Economy Man Dies At Henry County Hospital

March C. Lindsay, 83, a resident of Economy, died at 5:15 a. m. today at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frances Shoemaker of Dayton, Ohio, and two sons, Merrill A. and Anson, both of Modoc.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Saturday at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc with Rev. Della Newton, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 20, 1948

Fannie Wood Dies At Home Near Modoc

Mrs. Fannie Wood, wife of Frank Wood, died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home, two and one-half miles northeast of Modoc, following a lingering illness.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert Blakely and Gene Blakey, and one sister, Birdie Mordis, all of Campbellsville, Ky.; and four step-children, Pauline Clark, Eva May Wood, Vernon Wood and Viola Kegerrers, all of Muncie.

The body will be taken to Kentucky Friday for services and burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1948

Anna Anderson Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Anna Anderson, 55, of Lynn, died Friday night following a lingering illness.

She is survived by her husband, Burnice; one son, Delbert, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Healton of near Lynn; five sisters, Mrs. Gail Wright, Santa Rosa, Cal., Mrs. Emma Parker, Union City; Mrs. Dorothy Hutchens, West Plains, Mo.; Mrs. Mae Thornburg and Mrs. Marton Hubbard of Parker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anderson will be held a 10:30 a. m. Monday at the Lynn Nazarene church. Burial will be made in the New Liberty cemetery.

Friends may call at the home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1948

Darke County Death - Martha Dowler

Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate at the funeral for Mrs. Martha Dowler, 81, of Akron, O., formerly of Greenville, who died Thursday. The services will be held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at Greenville, with burial in the cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1948

Darke County Death - Ida Mae Srieves

Greenville - Mrs. Ida Mae Srieves, 68, wife of Frank C. Srieves, well-known Greenville harness horse trainer and owner, died Thursday at her home here. Other survivors: one son, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

[Mrs. Ida Mae Reynolds-Srieves. Was buried on Feb. 21, 1948 in Tomlinson Cemetery, Delaware Co., IN.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 21, 1948

Darke County Death - Orva Eley

New Madison - Orva Eley, 59, died Wednesday afternoon. He was a resident of Detroit. Survivors: widow, Alma; one daughter, Edna Mae Eley; one sister and one brother. Services at New Madison Saturday. Burial: Greenmound cmetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1948

Rita E. Hall Dies Monday At Bluffton Clinic

Rita E. Hall, 56, of Portland, passed away at 9 o'clock Monday night at the Caylor clinic in Bluffton following an illness of over two years.

She was born September 24, 1891, the daughter of Joshua and Nancy (Mayo) Puterbaugh, and on January 2, 1911 was married to Earl Hall, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucile Cain of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Elizabeth Collins, of near Winchester, and Mrs. Minnie McKay of Dunkirk; three sons, Earl and Eli Hall of Winchester, and Elbert Hall of Portland; twenty-four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, S. E. Puterbaugh of New Pitsburg, and Jesse Puterbaugh of Daleville. One son, four brothers and two sisters are deceased.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hall will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Reform church in New Pitsburg, with Rev. R. O. Marsh in charge and Rev. Carl Overholser assisting. Burial will be in the New Pitsburg cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence, 622 South Meridian street, Portland, where friends may call Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 24, 1948

Darke County Death - Roy S. French

Roy S. French, 70, former Darke county livestock buyer and farmer, died Friday at 5 p. m. at his home near Taylorsburg. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial was made in the Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors include the wife, Lucy; two sons, Ralph and Robert, both of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Hocker, near Dayton, and a sister, Mrs. Oscar Vietor, New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 25, 1948

Mary G. Retz Dies Tuesday At Winchester Home

Mrs. Mary G. Retz, 56, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home, 119 East Fourth street, Winchester, after a serious illness of one week.

She was born February 21, 1892, the daughter of Isiah and Henrietta (Oyler) Hoggatt. Her husband, Carl T. Retz, preceded her in death eleven years ago. She was a member of the Congregational-Christian church.

Survivors include one son, Willard D. of Winchester; her mother, Mrs. Henrietta Hoggatt of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Bouslog of Frankton, Ind., Mrs. Ruby Lock of Muncie, and Mrs. Esther Longfellow of Union City, Ohio; four brothers, Stewart Hoggatt of Rossburg, Ohio, Henry O. Hoggatt of Grand Rapids, Mich., Earl Hoggatt of Lynn, and John Hoggatt of Sheridan, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Retz will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Congregational-Christian church in Winchester with Rev. Leo McKinley of Warren, Ind., officiating and Rev. Gerald Martin, pastor of the church, assisting. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 7 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 25, 1948

Darke County Death - Joseph R. Eikenberry

Joseph R. Eikenberry, 62, died very unexpectedly at 4 a. m. Monday at his residence, 209 Washington avenue, Greenville, following a heart attack. Mr. Eikenberry was formerly assistant manager of the old Mozart department store in Greenville. He is survived by his wife, Pearl; one daughter, Alberta Eikenberry, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Lorine Miller, of Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Juanita Russell, Los Angeles; and one brother, Harley Eikenberry, Greenville. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the residence with Rev. Edgar V. Loucke officiating. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1948

Palestine Woman Passes Away In Union City

Mrs. Florence Poling, 71, a resident of east of Palestine, died Wednesday at 3:20 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. D. Chester, 732 West Hickory street, Union City, following a stroke she suffered last Monday. Mrs. Poling had been visiting at the home of the daughter since the death of her husband, Daniel J. Poling, two weeks ago. She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Mrs. Poling was born and reared in Preston county, West Virginia, but had resided in the Palestine community for the past 41 years.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two sons, Lloyd, New Madison, route one, and William, of Palestine; four other daughters, Mrs. Herbert Fisher, Breckenridge, Mich.; Mrs. Roy Fisher, Shepherd, Mich.; Mrs. Herschel Schlechty, New Madison, route two, and Mrs. Macil Mowery, Greenville; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tilden Fitzwater, Greenville, and Mrs. Evan Dalrymple, Portland, and two brothers, M. J. Runner, Hollansburg, rural route, and Charles Runner, Greenville, rural route.

The body will be returned from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the home of the daughter in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Miller Grove Old Order German Baptist church, east of Palestine, with Rev. Edward Allen in charge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1948

John Kaucher, Aged Hillgrove Resident, Dies

John N. Kaucher, 77-year-old resident of Hillgrove, passed away Wednesday at 8:10 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage he suffered in the West Side fire department building last Friday.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, he was born in November, 1870, the son of Joseph F. and Lucinda Blizzard-Kaucher. He was educated in the old No. 9 school and had followed the occupation of farming until his retirement many years ago.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Susan Seway, Union City, route three; Mrs. Kate Arnold, Hart, Mich., and Mrs. Emma J. Arnold, of Greenville. One brother, Michael, preceded him in death during 1936.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Hillgrove Federated church in charge of Rev. James M. Moore, assisted by Rev. R. B. Ditmyer. Interment will be made in New Lisbon cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1948

John McCollum Dies At Randolph County Hospital

John McCollum, 60, of Winchester, died at Randolph County hospital at 1:30 a. m. today.

Survivors include the wife, Eunice; two daughters, Mrs. Jay Sisk of Winchester, and Mrs. George Golliher of Farmland; four sons, Harold, Herman, Bernard, all of Winchester, and James of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Thornhill of Winchester, and Mrs. Howard Reece of Muncie; two brothers, Ben and Adam, both of Winchester; five grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be removed to the residence, 428 Walnut street, where friends may call after noon Thursday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Ola Brumbaugh

Mrs. Ola Mae Brumbaugh, 54, wife of Monroe Brumbaugh, died Sunday evening at her home three miles northeast of Ansonia. Services were conducted at the residence Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Moyne Landis officiating. Burial was made in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

Survivors besides the husband include two sons, Robert and Paul, both of Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Marshall, Ansonia; Mrs. Irene Bickel, Versailles; seven grandchildren; a mother, Mrs. Gretta Wagaman, Versailles, and three sisters, Mrs. Burl Miller, Bradford; Mrs. Harrison Grooms, Dayton, and Mrs. Clare Oliver, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Emma V. Rike

Mrs. Emma V. Rike, 96, died Sunday at her home on East Wood street, Versailles. The deceased, who was the widow of Dr. W. H. Rike, was the oldest resident of Versailles. Survivors include a daughter, Mary, at home; two granddaughters and a great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Russell Herr officiating. Burial was made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 27, 1948

Aged Fort Recovery Woman Succumbs; Services Saturday

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Portz, 89, died Wednesday at her home in Fort Recovery following a stroke she suffered a few days ago.

A native of Mercer county, O., she was born on October 22, 1858, daughter of John and Rebecca Lipp-Wagner. She was married to John Portz, sr., on May 5, 1881.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Degler, of Fort Recovery, formerly of Union City, and Mrs. Bertha Whitesell, also of Fort Recovery; one son, John Port, Jr., at home; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Three sisters and one brother are deceased.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the residence in Fort Recovery with Rev. Irvin Schulz officiating. Burial will be in Springhill cemetery, Fort Recovery. Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Charley Bechtolt

Greenville, Funeral services were held Saturday for Charley A. Bechtolt, 78, who died Wednesday at his home three miles west of Greenville. Burial was in Greenville cemetery. Mr. Bechtolt, a resident of Darke county for the past 41 years, is survived by his wife, Maud; three daughters, two grandchildren, and one brother.

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