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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 1, 1948

Services For Frank DuBois To Be Tuesday

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Woodington Christian church for Frank M. DuBois, 68, of six miles southeast of Union City, who died suddenly Friday of a heart Attack at Bradenton Beach, Fla., where he was spending the winter months. Rev J. G. Floy will officiate, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

The body has been returned from Florida to the DuBois residence where friends may call.

Mr. DuBois was a Darke county native and had been active in farming pursuits his entire life. He was a member of the Farmer's Co-Operative Dairy association and had attended the Woodington Christian church for many years.

Survivors include the wife, Glerna; one daughter, Mrs. Edna M. DuBois, Dayton; three sons, Walter and James, both of Dayton, and Edward, of Greenville; one grandchild and two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Puterbaugh and Mrs. Basil Zech, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Frank Judy, of Marion, O., and two brothers, D. D. DuBois, Greenville, rural route, and Harold L. DuBois, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 1, 1948

Ex-Resident Of Rossburg Passes Away

Mrs. Laura B. Gates, k75-year-old resident of near Rossburg, died Sunday at 8 a. m. at Marysville, O., following a several weeks' serious illness from heart trouble.

Born on January 13, 1873, she was the daughter of Joseph and Martha Ratcliff-Martin, and had resided in the Rossburg community practically all her life. She was married to Maurice Gates, who preceded her in death in 1938.

Surviving are one daughter, Minnie Heisland, of Rossburg; one son, Don Gates, of near Union City; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Zellers, of Rossburg, and one brother, Ray Martin, of Troy. Two sons also preceded her in death.

Services will be held at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in Webster cemetery at Rossburg. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 1, 1948

Townsend Services Held At Greenville

Services were held this afternoon at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville for Enos (Bummy) Townsend, 69, well-known Darke county farmer, who died Friday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after an extended illness. Burial was in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

Mr. Townsend resided one and one-half miles south of Fort Jefferson on Greenville, route three. He was a native of Washington township, and had been a life-long resident of Darke county.

Surviving are his wife, Della; two sons, Harry, of Wilmington, and Ira, at home; one brother, Melvin Townsend, Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Otis Clem, of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 1, 1948

Personal Mention - Funeral services for Philip Sheridan Twigg, 85 years old, were held Saturday afternoon at the Dean and Son funeral home, in Richmond. Mr. Twigg was married to the former Josephine Negley, of Union City, who preceded him in death in 1936.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 2, 1948

Bert Curden Dies; Body To Tennessee For Rites, Burial

Bert E. Curden, 19, of Winchester, an employe of the Overmyer Foundry, died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning at the Randolph County hospital.

He is survived by two brothers, Elbert of Winchester, and Carl of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one sister Mrs. Clara Houchins of Louisville, Ky., and a grandfather, Ruben Carden of Elkridge, Tenn.

The body was taken to the Summers funeral home for burial preparations and then shipped to Lawrenceburg, Tenn., for services and burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 2, 1948

Darke County Death - Stella Bailey

Ansonia - Mrs. Stella Mae Bailey, 64, wife of L. H. Bailey, died Saturday from the effects of a heart attack. Death occurred at the Ansonia residence. Other survivors: one daughter, Opal Cox, Dayton, and three sons, Roscoe, Ansonia; Lester, Arcanum, and Ralph, Dayton. Services: Tuesday, here, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 2, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Gigandet

Versailles - Mrs. Mary Gigandet, 77, wife of Frank Gigandet, died Saturday at her home here. Other survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Marie Marchal and Mrs. Ursiana Bey, both of Versailles; four sons, Clarence, Wilford, Ralph and Leonard, all of here; 32 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, two brothers and a sister. Services: Tuesday, Holy Family church in Frenchtown. Burial: Church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Ex-Union City Man Is Auto Accident Victim

Joseph (Jess) Cotter, 66, of 910 East Main street, Richmond, formerly of Union City, died Monday night at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, of injuries and shock sustained Friday night when struck by an automobile at the intersection of North D street and Fort Wayne avenue in the latter city.

Mr. Cotter, employed at the Natco Welding plant in Richmond, was enroute to work when struck by a car driven by Billy Beams, of Richmond.

Henry F. Unser, Wayne county coroner, said Beams told him he did not see Cotter. Beams said he was driving south on Fort Wayne avenue and had just started across the intersection on the green traffic light. Beams said his wife screamed and he applied the brakes. Both got out and found Cotter lying in the street at the side of their left front fender. He was taken to his home and then to the hospital. Coroner Unser said death was due primarily to shock.

Mr. Cotter was born in Union City on April 1, 1881, and was educated in local schools. He was employed at the Union City Body company before moving to Richmond about 26 years ago. At Richmond Mr. Cotter had been employed at the Natco Welding plant for the past six years. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic church in that city.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anna Kelly-Cotter; two sons, five daughters, his mother, four sisters and one brother.

The brother, John H. Cotter, resides in Union City.

Services will be held Friday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary church in Richmond. Burial will be in the St. Mary cemetery.

Friends may call at the Unser and Waltermann funeral home in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Darke County Death - Lettie Begien

Versailles - Mrs. Lettie Begien, 90, widow of Huston N. Begien, of Versailles, died Sunday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Nieces and Nephews are the only surviving relatives. Services on Wednesday, Here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Darke County Death - Everett L. Wolfal

Hollansburg - Everett L. Wolfal, 58-year-old Hollansburg painting contractor, died Saturday from the effects of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Mae, and one sister. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Darke County Death - Whit Roe

New Madison - Whit Roe, 76, retired carpenter, died Monday night. He resided on North Main street. Survivors: wife, Lillie, and two brothers. Services: Thursday, 2:30 p. m. (EST) at Universalist church here. Burial: Goshen cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Death Claims Ernest Turner At U. C. Home

Ernest Everett Turner, 66, a retired businessman and lifelong resident of the Union City community, passed away Wednesday at 4:30 p. m. at his residence, 323 North Columbia street, following a serious illness since last July. He had been in failing health for the past eight years.

Born on December 4, 1881 near Wayne township school building, he was the son of Cyrus Fitzpatrick and Letitia Hinshaw-Turner. Following his graduation from East Side high school, Mr. Turner was united in marriage with Ila Mason in Union City on October 16, 1901.

For many years Mr. Turner served as manager of the Central garage, and later he was manager of the service station at the corner of South Columbia and Chestnut streets and the Sunoco services station on East Elm street.

He belonged to the Turpin lodge F. & A. M., No. 401, was a thirty-second degree Mason, and was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lowell Koontz, one son, Donald T. Turner, four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Henry Mote, and three brothers, Purl I. Turner, Otto Turner and Clarence Turner, all of the Union City community. One brother, Russell, is deceased.

Final rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Samuel T. Kelley

Greenville - Samuel T. Kelley, 76, retired Greenville city employe, died at Wayne hospital Monday following a heart attack. Since the death of his wife in June, 1942 he had lived with a granddaughter, Mrs. Marion Fourman, near Arcanum. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Roe Mergier, this city; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Hyde, Greenville. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Sarah Boyer

Gettysburg - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth [Bigler] Boyer, 81, wife of Daniel Boyer, died Tuesday at her home here. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county. Other survivors: three brothers, and three sisters. Services: Thursday, Oakland church. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Henry J. Pierron

Versailles - Henry J. Pierron, 88, retired Darke county farmer, died at his home here Tuesday. Survivors: wife, Mary, one daughter, and three sons. Services: Thursday, Versailles. Burial: Frenchtown cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 5, 1948

Former Union City Resident Is Dead

Word received here has disclosed the death of Glenn H. LeFevre, 55, of Dayton, formerly of Union City, which occurred February 27 at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. He died suddenly after becoming ill at the Royal Bowling Alleys in that city.

Born in Union City, he was the son of Fraze and Tura Bennett-LeFevre. He attended West Side school and until he moved to Dayton with his parents at the age of 16. He had been employed at the Standard Register company in Dayton and was a member of the Dayton Gymnastic club.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; two daughters and three sons, two brothers and one sister. One of the Brothers, Rom LeFevre, resides in this city.

Services wee held March 1 at Dayton, with burial in Woodland cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 5, 1948

Verl L. Judy Dies Following Long Illness

Verl Leon Judy, 42, died at a Richmond hospital at 11 o'clock Thursday night following a long illness. He was born March 30, 1905, the son of Charles and Dora (Sutton) Judy, and made his home with his sister at Bucks Corner, Ohio, before entering the hospital four years ago.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Henry Smiley of New Pittsburg; one sister, Mrs. Stanley Pierce, and one brother, Ancil Judy, both of Noble township, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Williamson funeral home in Portland, with Rev. H. G. Perry of Salamonia officiating. Interment will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 6, 1948

Brother Of Local Woman Is Killed In Auto Accident

Word received in Union City has disclosed that John Haney, 65, brother of Mrs. Ida Fifer, 342 North Walnut street, was killed Wednesday in an automobile accident at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Mr. Haney was a telegraph operator in Greenville, O., before moving to Canada about 39 years ago. In Canada he had served as manager of a dominion elevator.

Surviving besides the sister, are the wife, Lizzie, four sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren, one brother, and another sister.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at Cabra, Canada. Burial will be in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 6, 1948

Native Of Union City Is Claimed By Death

Word received here has disclosed the death of Carl Ruff, 69, a native of Union City, which occurred suddenly last Tuesday at his home in Tulsa, Okla.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ruff, who at one time operated a grocery on the East Side, and he attended the East Side school. Mr. Ruff resided in Union City until 41 years ago when he became associated with the advisory board of the Texas Oil company, which position he held until his retirement. He was a member of the Union City Lutheran church.

Besides the wife, he leaves a grandson, Robert McGill, a junior student at Massachusetts Technical school; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wescher, of Dayton, and Clara Farber, of Queens Village, N. Y., and a cousin, Eli Cain, of Union City. An only daughter preceded him in death in 1942.

Services and burial took place in Tulsa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 6, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Besecker

Greenville - Mrs. Cora Evelyn [Curtner] Besecker, 73, wife of Oscar Besecker, died Wednesday night at her home here.

Other survivors: daughter, Mrs. Raymond Bailey, Greenville, route four; three sons, Russell, of Dayton, and Cleo and Kenneth, both of here; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers,. Services: Saturday, at Greenville, Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of Benjamin Franklin Pierce, 61, which occurred March 3 at the Glencoe hotel in Piqua, O. He was a retired railroad man and had lived in Bradford, O., for many years. Among the survivors is a brother, William, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Ella Cumrine, U. C. Resident; Passes Away

Mrs. Ella Cumrine, 70, who reside over the offices of the Hub City Finance corporation at 232 North Columbia street, Union City, passed away Sunday a 6 a. m. at the Randolph county infirmary, near Winchester, following a one-week serious illness from a complication of diseases. She had been in failing health for the past several years, and was confined to the infirmary less that one day.

A native of Ripley, O., she was born on June 15, 1877 and received her education in the public schools at Ripley. She had made her home in Union City since her marriage to George Cumrine in 1911 at Greenville. Mr. Cumrine, who was employed at the Union City Body company, preceded her in death on January 3, 1933

Mrs. Cumrine was a member of the Church of Christ at Shelbyville, Ky.

Surviving are one daughter, Bernice Cumrine, of Union City, and two brothers, Joseph Johns, of route one, Frankfort, Ky., and Gilbert Johns, of Ripley.

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

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Capt. Floyd Root in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Sister Of Saratoga Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Lola Mae Myers, 61, sister of Walter Lynch, of Saratoga, died suddenly Saturday night at her home near Redkey. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Gray Friends church, with burial in Gray cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Death Claims Daisie Wise; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Daisie Cordelia Wise, 65, wife of Clarence Wise, 238 South Walnut street, Union City, died Sunday at 4 a. m. at the city hospital following a major operation she had undergone eleven days ago.

She was born on February 17, 1883 in Portland, Ind., daughter of Harold and Cynthia May-Symmes. She was educated in Jay county schools and on September 20, 1904 was united in marriage to Mr. Wise at Salamonia. Since that time they had resided in Union City. Mrs. Wise was a member of the Salamonia Christian church.

Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Miss Claudia Wise, operator of the Wise Paint store in Union City; one son, Clyde Wise, of Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Reichard, of Painter's Creek in Darke county, and Mrs. Elmer Harter, of Salamonia.

Final rites will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Charles G. McCallister officiating. Interment will be made in New Lisbon cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Peter Stammen

Rossburg - Mrs. Peter Stammen, 82, formerly of St. Henry, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo Barga, of near Rossburg. Survivors: two sons, John Stammen, St. Henry, and Leo Stammen, North Star; five daughters, Mrs. Leo Barga; Mrs. Henry Buehler, New Weston; Mrs. Elmer Schaffer, Delaware, O., and Mrs. Regina Bernard and Mrs. Lorine Beckman, St. Henry; 51 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Services: Monday, St. Louis church in North Star. Burial: St. Henry.

[Anna Julia was born Feb 25, 1866 at Chickasaw, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Westermaker and ----- Schutte.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Fern Dunkel

Greenville - Mrs. Fern Tejan Dunkel, 58, wife of A. A. Dunkel, died Friday at her home here. Other survivors: one son, three daughters, and three sisters. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[Fern Tejan was born Jul 15, 1889 in Darke Co., the daughter of Milton Keener and Rachael Dickey.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Katherine Holzapfel

Greenville - Mrs. Katherine Pauline Hozapfel, 78, wife of Louis Holzapfel, sr., president of the Sanco Products company, Greenville, died Thursday night at Wayne hospital here. Other survivors: three sons and one daughter; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: Monday, here. Burial: hee.

[Katherine Pauline was born Jan. 9, 1870 in Richmond, IN, the daughter of Fredelin Matt and Katherine Boegle.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 9, 1948

Services Wednesday For Mariah Young

Services for Mrs. Mariah Young, 73, who died Sunday evening at her home, three miles west of Ansonia, from the effects of a stroke she suffered five days ago, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel Young; two children and several grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 9, 1948

Services Are Held For Rossburg Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for Mrs. Pearl Brock, 65, widow of C. O. Brock, of Rossburg, who died Sunday at a rest home in Rossburg after a lingering illness. Rev. Noble Schlechty was in charge, with burial in Brock cemetery.

Mrs. Brock had spent the major part of her life in the Rossburg community and was an active member of the Methodist church there. Her husband's death occurred last June.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harold Harbison, of near Ansonia; one grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Dennison, of Union City, rural route, and four brothers, Harry Derr of Rossburg; Art Derr, Greenville; Carl Derr, of Rose Hill, and Chester Derr, of near Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Greenville Vet, 20, Dies In Auto Crash Near New Weston

Funeral services are arranged for Walter Robert Richardson, 20-year-old Greenville army veteran, who was instantly killed Monday when his automobile struck a culvert and overturned several times on State Route 118, approximately one-fourth mile east of New Weston.

The services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at Grace Lutheran church in Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, Darke county coroner, reports that the youth sustained both a broken neck and fractured skull.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Richardson, Greenville, with whom he resided; one brother, and three sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Former Union City Resident Is Dead; Services Thursday

Mrs. Allie Early, 58, of Anderson, Ind., formerly of Union City died Tuesday at St. John's hospital, Anderson, following a stroke she suffered one week ago.

She was born in Union City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Foley. Following her graduation from East Side high school she made her home in Brown county and later moved to Anderson where she was married to Joseph Early in 1912. She was a member of the East Lynn Christian church at Anderson.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Olive King, of Anderson; Miss Norma Early, a student at Purdue university, West Lafayette, Ind., and Mrs. Betty Chambers, of New Castle; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Early; of Ridinger Lake, Ind. Three brothers-in-law, Roy, Frank and L. M. Early, reside in the Union City community. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Donald Sparkling, lives at Coletown.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the East Lynn church, with burial in a cemetery near Anderson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Mrs. Arthur Smith Dies In California; Rites In Winchester

Mrs. Carl Study of Winchester has been notified of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur Smith in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday. Dr. Smith and his sister, Mrs. Ethel Rine, will leave California Wednesday to bring the body to Winchester for burial. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Dr. and Mrs. Smith formerly resided in Winchester, moving to California 22 years ago.

[Funeral services were held at the Maynard and Walker Mortuary on Monday, March 15th with Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Interment was made in Fountain Park Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary E. Baker

Pitsburg - Services were held Monday for Mrs. Mary E. [Gray] Baker, 88, who died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maude Isenbarger, Pitsburg. Services were conducted at the Abbottsville church, with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors: five sons, four daughters, 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Former Resident Of Union City Passes Away

Death claimed Mrs. Rebecca King, 80, formerly of the Union City community at the home of her son, Frank Hammond in Oregonia, Ohio, on Wednesday following a three day serious illness from a complication of diseases.

She had been in failing health for the past six years.

A native of north of Union City, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shreev, and had resided in the Union City community until making her home with her son a few year ago. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the son, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sol Ingle of Union City.

Her husband, Albert King, preceded her in death five years ago.

Last rites will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Johnson funeral home in Lebanon, Ohio. Interment will be in the Lebanon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

John Edgar Mullen, Former Resident, Is Claimed By Death

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of John Edgar Mullen, 80, a retired Big Four railroad brakeman and conductor, which occurred February 18 at his home in Mount Carmel, O.

Mr. Mullen was born on May 2, 1867 in Paintersville, O., the son of Lewis and Margaret Ann Sutton-Mullen. He came to the Union City community at an early age and was educated in the old No. 10 school west of this city. On March 7, 1892 he was married to Josephine Strader at Greenville, O., when he was about 35 years old. Later they made their home at Mount Carmel. The death of Mrs. Mullen occurred a few years ago.

He was a member of the Christian church and Retired Railway Employes No. 7, and was prominently identified with Masonic activities.

Services were conducted on February 21 at Mount Carmel, with burial in Highland Memorial cemetery in that city.

Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Garnett Marie Gilkison, with whom he resided; one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Mother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at the Bethel Evangelical church for Mrs. Myrtle Maude Lowe, 71, who died at her home near Fort Recovery Tuesday. Burial was in Green Mound cemetery, near Fort Recovery. Among the survivors is a son, Floyd Lowe, of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Branson Smith Rites Friday Afternoon At Winchester Mortuary

Funeral services for Branson Smith, 65, who was killed Wednesday afternoon when struck by an automobile near the Randolph county home, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Smith, an inmate of the home, walked into the path of an automobile driven by Omer W. Brown, Winchester real estate and insurance agent. Brown was not held.

Surviving Mr. Smith are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Perrill of Anderson, Mrs. Armeda Pegg and Mrs. Arley Lockridge, both of New Castle, and one brother, Orel, of Webb City, MO.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Finley Adkins Dies Suddenly At U. C. Home

Finley M. Adkins, 83-year-old lifelong resident of the Union City community, died suddenly Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock at his residence, 417 North street, from the effects of a heart attack.

A native of Jackson, O. township, he was born on May 10, 1864, the son of W. R. and Adeline E. Adkins. Following his education in Darke county schools, Mr. Adkins was actively engaged in farming pursuits until he move to Union City 38 years ago. He then followed the occupation of a plumbing contractor until his retirement several years ago.

Mr. Adkins was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William E. Price, of Muncie, and Mrs. Russell McFarland, at home; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Lucinda Walker-Adkins, preceded him in death seven years ago.

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

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Miss Olive Bicknell

Greenville - Miss Olive Bicknell, 74, died Tuesday at the Darke County home following an illness of ten years' duration. Survivors: son, Don, of Hollansburg, and two half-sisters. Services: Thursday, New Madison. Burial: Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1948

Darke County Death - John H. Warvel

Greenville - John H. Warvel, 75, retired Greenville cabinet maker, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital. He resided here. Survivors: two half-sisters, Mrs. Rachel Schafer, Greenville, and Mrs. Clara Edwards, Indianapolis. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Death Claims Former U. C. Express Agent

Belated word has disclosed the death of Bert Southard, about 63, which occurred at his home in Lakewood, O., on March 1 following a one-month serious illness from coronary thrombosis. Until 15 years ago Mr. Southard resided in Union City and served as the railway express agent here.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Stoner-Southard; two sons and one daughter, and one sister, Eva Southard, of Orville, O.

Funeral services were held March 3 at Lakewood, with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Seven-Day-Old Infant Dies Near Winchester; Burial To Be Sunday

Tonnie Leann Patterson, seven-Day-Old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patterson, died at the family home eight miles northwest of Winchester, Friday morning around 4:30 o'clock.

Surviving are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson of Winchester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Irene Kress of Winchester; the maternal grandfather, Emmett Gully of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gully of Winchester, rural route.

The body was removed from the Summers funeral home to the residence of Mrs. Irene Kress on Short street, where friends may call any time after noon Saturday.

Services will be Sunday afternoon at the residence in charge of Rev. Robert Tucker. Burial in New Dayton cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Mrs. Pearl Hinshaw Dies In California; Was Former Resident

Word has been received in Winchester of the death of Mrs. Pearl Hinshaw of Long Beach, Cal., a native of Lynn and former resident of Winchester.

She was married to Dr. Otis Hinshaw in Lynn and later moved to Winchester where Dr. Hinshaw had his office and residence in the location now occupied by Dr. W. S. Dininger. After several years they moved to California due to Dr. Hinshaw's failing health. He preceded Mrs. Hinshaw in death three years ago.

Mrs. Hinshaw leaves a host of friends in Winchester. She was a teacher in the Methodist Sunday school for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Guerra of near Long Beach; a brother, Blaine Moody of Richmond; two nieces, Mrs. Cecil Litschert, who was visiting her at the time of her death, and Mrs. M. M. Sheaffer of Detroit.

The funeral services and burial will be held at Long Beach Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Landis

Fort Jefferson - Mrs. Cora E. Landis, 68, wife of Sanford Landis, died Thursday at her home near Fort Jefferson. Other survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Harry Long, Dayton, and Mrs. John Redman, Greenville, route two; six grandchildren; three brothers, S. A. Brown, Louisville, Ky.; A. C. Brown, Kosmondale, Ky., and Ed Brown, Gettysburg, a sister, Mrs. Roy Sink, of West Manchester. Services: Monday, 2 p. m. (EST) at Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Margery Baumgardner

Greenville - Mrs. Margery S. Baumgardner, 88, widow of I. B. Baumgardner, a veteran of the Civil War, died Thursday at her home here. Survivors: one daughter, Mrs. Grace Karn, Greenville; a son, Curtis B. Baumgardner, Greenville, route one; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the EUB church in Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at Turpen-McKnight funeral home here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Sophia Dininger

Greenville - Mrs. Sophia Dininger, died Thursday at Wayne hospital. Survivors: two sons, Riley Dininger, Greenville, route three, and Glen Dininger, Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Chalmer Lockwood, Dayton, and a brother, William Smith, Greenville, route four. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenville Cemetery.

[Sophia Smith Dininger was 71 years old at her death. She was the daughter of James Smith and Hattie Buckmaster.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 15, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Hagerstown

Greenville - Mrs. Cora Hager, 80, of 458 Harrison avenue, died Friday night at Wayne hospital. Survivors: brother, Lewis Erisman, of Gettysburg, and several nieces and nephews. Services: Tuesday, 2 p. m. (EST) at the Hager residence. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 16, 1948

J. S. Beard, Oldest Economy Merchant, Dead; Rites Wednesday

Jonathan Seward Beard, 83, Economy's oldest merchant died Sunday morning in the Henry County hospital, New Castle, after an illness of a few weeks.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. in the Economy Friends church. Rev. DeElla Newlin will officiate and burial will be in the Economy cemetery. Friends may call at the Atkinson funeral home in Economy.

Mr. Beard had been in business in Economy nearly 60 years, starting as a tinsmith but later establishing in hardware, china and notion store, which he operated until his recent illness.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 17, 1948

Ray Sipe Dies At Hospital From Pneumonia

Ray Sipe, 57, of Saratoga, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital where he had been a patient since March 8, suffering with pneumonia.

Mr. Sipe was the son of Conrad and Sara (Limbert) Sipe. He was married 34 years ago to Ada Warren, who survives.

Besides the widow he leaves the following brothers and sisters: L. O. Sipe of Fort Wayne, Lee Sip of Winchester, Mrs. Cora Arthur of Saratoga, Mrs. Pearl Bousman of northeast of Saratoga and Mrs. Hallie Reish of Alleyton, Mich.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland and will be returned to the residence in Saratoga Wednesday evening where friends may call.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Burial in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 18, 1948

Union City Native Is Claimed By Death

Belated word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Cora Kaucher-Convey which occurred on February 25 at San Francisco, Calif.

She leaves one daughter, Sarah Hayward; one son, William Convey, and three grandchildren. She was a cousin of Robert Kaucher and Marion Sharrits, of Union City.

Mrs. Kaucher was born near Union City and taught school before moving to California many years ago.

Services and burial took place at San Francisco.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 18, 1948

Darke County Death - Frank H. Rismiller

Greenville - Frank H. Rismiller, 74, well-known Richland township farmer, died Tuesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton. A lifelong resident of Darke county, he leaves one son, Elva, Dayton; three daughters, Mrs. Frieda Hartzell and Mrs. Edna Marie Engelken, both of Greenville, and Miss Norma Rismiller, at home; one grandchild; two brothers, and two sisters. Services: Thursday, at Greenville. Burial: St. John's Lutheran church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 19, 1948

Services Arranged For New Weston Man.

Funeral services for James F. Norris, 55, of near New Weston, who died Tuesday night at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, after an extended illness, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the North Star Christian church. Burial will be in Holsapple cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gibboney, New Weston, and Mrs. Roberta Hanna, of near Celina; one grandchild; a brother, William Norris, of near Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Delpha McClellan, of New Weston, and Mrs. Daisy Hanna, of near Celina.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 20, 1948

Injuries Fatal To Richmond Fireman, Related In U. C.

Richmond, Ind., March 20 - Lawrence (Red) Ghearing, Richmond fireman, died in Reid Memorial hospital at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, two hours and a half after a soda-acid fire extinguisher blew up as he fought a minor fire.

Fire Chief Leslie Williams said the heavy lead-lined bottom of the tank had been thrown against Ghearing's jaw by the explosion, and that his death was due to head injuries resulting from the explosion of the tank.

Ghearing had been a member of the department since August 1, 1946. He was 36 years old and during the war was in the army for five years. He was not married and lived at 515 North Twentieth street. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ghearing.

Other survivors include five brothers, Robert, William, James, John and Hugh; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Moore, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Friends may call at the Unser and Waltermann funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Sarah Foreman

Greenville - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Foreman, 76, widow of Frank C. Foreman, died Tuesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Faye Gaines, in Greenville. Services: Smith-Marshall funeral home in Oxford, O., Saturday. Burial: Oxford cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Mary Jane Gauby

New Madison - Mrs. Mary Jane Gauby, 87, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Schlechty, two miles west of New Madison. Other survivors: son, Edward Victor, of near New Madison; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Stanford, of Turkey, Texas, and Mrs. Dora Hebb, of Van Wert. Services: Sunday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 23, 1948

Woman Dead Three Days; Find Body Tuesday

The body of Mrs. W. T. (Birdie) Wilson, 71, mother of Attorney John D. Wilson, was found dead at 9:15 a. m. Tuesday in the bathroom of her home, 327 South Main street, Winchester.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph County Coroner, although still conducting an investigation, was of the opinion that death was from natural causes and a "probable" heart condition.

Mr. Wilson and his wife are on their way home from New York City and were expected in Winchester sometime Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Painter said Mrs. Wilson, who lived alone, probably had been dead since Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Discovery of the body was made by John E. Bales, an associate of Mr. Wilson, Chief of Police P. O. Fraze and Kora E. Davis, a distant relative, who investigated after Mr. Bales had been notified that a light had been on in the basement since last Saturday, that a Friday newspaper and mail had not been collected.

Entrance to the Wilson home was made through a locked back door, which was pushed open. A radio was playing in the bedroom, adjacent to the bathroom.

Mrs. Wilson's body, found on the bathroom floor, was taken to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester.

Surviving, other than the son John, are a sister, Mrs. Anna Fry of Seattle, Wash. And a brother, George Davis of Richmond.

The deceased, widow of Tell Wilson, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Davis, and was a native of Randolph county.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 23, 1948

Strangulation Is Cause Of Death Of Farmland Baby, Five Months Old

Last rites for Michael, five-month-old son of Mr. And Mrs. John Davis, jr., of South Main street, Farmland, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Church of God in Muncie. Rev. Ora Conn, the pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

Strangulation Tuesday was advanced as the cause of death, the child being pronounced dead at the Randolph County hospital about 11 a. m. Monday after efforts to revive it failed.

Michael had stopped breathing at the family home in Farmland and was rushed to the hospital in the Thornburg ambulance.

The body has been removed from the Thornburg mortuary to the residence.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harless, all of near Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Isaac M. Young

Stelvideo - Isaac M. Young, 87, well-known Adams township farmer, died Saturday at his home near here. Survivors: wife, Elmira; six sons, one daughter, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister. Services: Tuesday, at Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Estella Locke

Delisle - Mrs. Mary Estella [Miller] Locke, 75, died Friday night at her residence here. Services: Tuesday, Abbottsville E. U. B. church. Burial: church cemetery. A lifelong resident of Darke county, she leaves two sons, Herman Locke, of Delisle, and Wilbur Locke, Greenville, route one, and two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Moyer, Brookville, route three, and Mrs. Mildred Fitzwater, Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Services Thursday For George Keever, Rossburg Resident

Services for George W. Keever, 90, a retired farmer, who died Tuesday at his home in Rossburg after a six-month illness, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Rossburg Evangelical United Brethren church. Rev. Henry P. Snapp will be in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Keever had spent the major part of his life in the Rossburg vicinity and was a member of the E. U. B. church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, Herschel, of Greenville, and Vern, of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Amy Smith, Greenville; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles Keever, of New Weston.

The body is at the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Alva H. Houser Dies Suddenly Near Winchester

Alvin H. Houser, 78, died suddenly Monday noon at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Miles of near Winchester. Mr. Houser was a former resident of the Richmond vicinity. He was born on April 12, 1870 at Bristol, Va.

Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Erma Moore, Mrs. S. C. Shankle and Mrs. Ray Moore, of Richmond, Mrs. Clara Moore of Chester, Mrs. John Green of Arba, Mrs. Charles Wise of Middleboro, Mrs. Ernest Holloway of Williamsburg, and Mrs. Russell Miles of Winchester; 40 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Clay Houser of Virginia and Van Houser of North Carolina.

Funeral services for Mr. Houser will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Unser and Waltermann funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in Goshen cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Darke County Death - Jacob Seman

Greenville - Jacob Seman, 80, died Saturday night at Orlando, Fla. Services: Wednesday, Greenville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors: nieces and nephews. A native of Van Buren township, he had spent his winters in Florida for the past 30 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Darke County Death - Palmer Boyd

Brock - Palmer Boyd, of near Brock, died at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton on Sunday. He was 55 years old. Survivors: wife, Dorothy, and five children, all at home. Services: Wednesday, Webster. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 25, 1948

Mother Of Local Woman Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at the Olive Branch church, west of Pennville, for Mrs. Anna E. Coleman Blaine, 88, who died Tuesday at her home near Montpelier. Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Ella Woods, who resides in Union City. Burial was in the Pennville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Obituary - Anna Coleman Blain Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1948

Mrs. Anna Elija Coleman Blain, 88, formerly of Union City, died at 4:45 a. m. Tuesday, March 23 at the home of Mrs. Orr Schwarzkopf, 136 South Washington street, Montpelier, Ind.

Mrs. Blain had been cared for in the Schwarzkopf home since November 10, 1947 and her death was attributed to a stroke.

Mrs. Blain was born February 18, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon Crawford.

Surviving are the husband, Albert; five sons; Charles, Grover, Lloyd and Edd. Of Montpelier, and William Coleman, of Hartford City, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Bricker, of Dunkirk; Mrs. Ollie Havens, of Polentown, and Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson, of Geneva.

The funeral was held at Olive Branche church. Burial was in Pennville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 26, 1948

Heart Attack Is Fatal Friday To John M. Oliver

John M. Oliver, 66, one of Winchester's best known newspapermen, died at 1:30 a. m. Friday at his home, 227 South Meridian street, Winchester, death following a heart attack. He had been in failing health since 1937.

Mr. Oliver was born at Frankfort on April 2, 1881, coming to Winchester in 1917. As a youth at Frankfort he served his apprenticeship in the printing trade and began his newspaper career in Winchester with the Beeson brothers on the old Winchester Journal.

When the Beeson brothers sold out, he and the late Seward Watson, then editor of the Winchester Herald, bought the Journal and the two papers were merged into what is now the Winchester Journal-Herald.

They owned the merged papers for about one year, selling to the late Isaac Bridgeman. For a short time Mr. Oliver worked at Portland, but returned to Winchester to become affiliated with Mr. Bridgeman in the mechanical department of the paper. He continued his work, through the ownership of Mrs. Bridgeman and continued as mechanical foreman when the newspaper was purchased by the Winchester Journal-Herald corporation, the present owner.

Unable to work continuously at his trade, due to illness, Mr. Oliver set up a commercial printing shop in the rear of his home and had operated it for several months prior to his death.

Surviving are the widow, Grace, and three sisters, Mrs. Roy Cornelison of Camden, Mrs. Sam Doughty of Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Fred Snyder of Frankfort.

Mr. Oliver was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Main Street Christian church.

The body will remain at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home. Funeral arrangements tentatively have been set for Sunday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, March 26, 1948

Lasley Body Arrives In Winchester; Funeral Services Are Saturday

Funeral services for Leland Lasley, 39, a Winchester native who died at his home in Stockton, Cal., on March 19, will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Saturday at the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in Maxville cemetery.

The body arrived in Winchester Thursday and was taken to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home for burial preparation and where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 27, 1948

Darke County Death - Edmund M. Stamm

Versailles - Edmund M. Stamm, 41, a paint contractor, died suddenly Wednesday night at his home, four and one-half miles southwest of here, from the effects of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Grace; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Stamm, of near here; a brother, Lowell Stamm, also of near here, and a foster-brother, Arthur Marker, Dayton. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 27, 1948

Darke County Death - James H. Horner

Greenville - James H. Horner, 72, retired Greenville tinsmith, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Lessie; two brother, a a sister. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1948

Anna D. Flatter Dies At Home In Glen Karn, Ohio

Mrs. Anna D. Flatter, 86, died at her home in Glen Karn, Ohio, at 4:30 a. m. today following a lingering illness. She as the widow of the late John E. Flatter and a lifelong resident of Darke county, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. O. Klepinger of Inyoman, Ohio; three sons, Virgil, of Union City, Forrest and Russell, of Fountain City; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with burial in the Hollansburg, Ohio cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 1 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1948

Former Resident Dies In Dayton; Services Here

Mrs. Emma Reichard, 87-year-old former resident of Union City, died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Mclaskey, in Dayton. She had been in failing health for the past several years.

She was reared in Lewisburg, Ohio, and came to Union City following her marriage to Eli Reichard, who preceded her in death several years ago.

During her residence in Union City, Mrs. Reichard lived on North Plum street and was an active member of the Methodist church and Ladies Aid society of the church. She returned to Lewisburg about 25 years ago and has resided with the daughter in Dayton for the past eight years.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one son, Eldon Reichard, Detroit; another daughter, Mrs. Ethel Lambert, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James V. Hecker, Broderick, Calif., and L. A. Hecker, Bradenton, Fla.

Final rites will be conducted on Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. E. E. Kaufman will be in charge, with burial in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Wednesday.

The body will be brought to Union City following services at the Whitman funeral home in Dayton at 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1948

Walter Wilson Dies Suddenly In Union City

Walter (Walt) Rush Wilson, 69, a well-known livestock dealer, died unexpectedly Sunday evening at 11:30 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grenelle Gress, 526 East Main street, Union City. He resided on South Street, Union City, and had been ailing from heart trouble since last Friday.

A native of Ansonia, Mr. Wilson was born on October 4, 1878, the son of Charles and Margaret Cline-Wilson. He came to Union City at an early age and was educated in the East Side schools. He was married to Flossie Enbody, who preceded him in death seven years ago, and attended the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gress, and Mrs. Herbert McVey, of Winchester; a son, Verdan Wilson, of Union City; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Wilson, of Union City, and Robert Johnson, and four sisters, Mrs. William Schlederer, and Mrs. Thelma Young, both of Toledo; Mrs. Howard Dean, Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Mayme Ferguson, who resides in Michigan.

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

Funeral arrangements are pending.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home with burial made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Dies At Greenville

John W. Stewart, 76, of New Weston, died Monday a Wayne hospital in Greenville, following a two-weeks' serious illness.

His wife, Pearl, and nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

Services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Friends may call at the funeral home. The place of burial had not been determined. [John William Stewart was buried on Wednesday in the Holsapple Cemetery, Wabash Twp., Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Aged Resident Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Mrs. Lucy Lucinda Hines, 82, widow of William Hines, passed away this morning at 1:35 o'clock at the home of a son, George, 1136 West Pearl street, Union City following a stroke she suffered a few days ago.

A native of Jay county, she was born on March 22, 1866, the daughter of Jacob and Harriett Lewis-Garinger. Following her education in Rathburn school in Jay county, she was married to Mr. Hines in 1890 at Portland. His death occurred 15 years ago.

Mrs. Hines had spent all her life in Jay county until making her home with the son in Union City 14 years ago. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Union City.

Besides the son, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. L. A. Arnett, Greenville; Mrs. Ollie Boollan, of Portland, and Mrs. Walter Jenkins, of Ansonia; four other sons, Charles, of Union City; Benjamin of Saratoga; Jacob, of Portland, and Roland, of Spencerville, O.; 47 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. Three sons and twelve brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

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

[Funeral services were held at the Nazarene Church on Friday, April 2nd. Interment was made in Bluff Point cemetery five miles south of Portland.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Businessman At Lynn Claimed By Death Today

Basil M. Miller, 45, a resident of Lynn and manager of the Lynn Cigar store for the past 17 years, died at 12:10 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital. He was secretary of the Lynn Fire company, a member of the K. of P. lodge and Lions club of Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Pauline; one daughter, Mrs. Wesley Gray of Lynn; two grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. George Miller of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Murlin Hardwick of Richmond, Mrs. Alta Moore of near Lynn and Mrs. Thelma Hollinger of Bradford, O.; two brothers, Cecil of near Lynn and Elmer of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Thomas mortuary in Lynn for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral Services were held Thursday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Wilbur Thorn officiating. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Etta Fowler

Mrs. Etta Idella Fowler, 72, wife of George W. Fowler, died at 5 p. m. Monday at the farm residence, one mile west of Salem on the Jay and Randolph county line, from the effects of a heart attack suffered a week ago.

Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Mary I DeMint of near Xenia, Ohio, and Miss Ruby G. Fowler of Dayton; one son, Henry D. Fowler, at home; three granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill Congregational-Christian church, on the county line, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills of Winchester. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland for burial preparation and will be returned to the residence Wednesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 31, 1948

Arranging Funeral For Winchester Man Drowned Near Lynn

Funeral services for George Locke, 58-year-old Winchester hauling contractor who was drowned Tuesday night in the Skinner gravel pit one and one-half miles west of Lynn, were to be arranged this afternoon.

The body is at the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

Mr. Locke was drowned when his loaded truck slid into the water-filled pit about 5:45 p. m. The body was not recovered, Sheriff Lester Puteraugh said, until 12:00 a. m. Wednesday. The truck was pulled from the 30 foot pit about 11 p. m.

Surviving Mr. Locke are the widow, Gertrude; two sons, Leon of Winchester route 3, and Fay, pastor of the Michigantown, Ind., Pilgrim Holiness church; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Macy of near Union City, and Mrs. Orville Harmeson, of Lightsville, Ohio; one brother, Dora Locke of Richmond, and four grandchildren.

Mr. Locke's body was recovered with the use of grappling hooks after a large crane had succeeded in raising the vehicle to the surface.

It is surmised that his body fell from the cab of the truck when it was righted from its side to its wheels by the crane.

George Bascom, another truck driver, told investigating officers that he had driven over the water-covered roadway and had turned to see if Locke was getting through. He said Locke's truck "simply disappeared" into the water.

Bascom said the roadway used by trucks had been covered by several inches of water, but still was being used.

George Hutchens, operator of the gravel pit, succeeded at 11 p. m. in bringing the truck to the surface of the pit, through use of a large crane. The body of Locke, however, was not found. One door had been ripped from the cab, but Hutchens said this could have been done by the crane.

State Officer Merrill Wann and Deputy Sheriff Cliff Hines, along with Sheriff Puterbaugh and member of the Lynn volunteer fire department aided rescue work.

A crowd of more than 400 persons, many from Winchester, gathered on the scene to watch the rescue efforts.

Locke had been operating an independent business, doing considerable work in graveling of lanes at farm home in Randolph county.

Members of the Lynn fire department aided in the work included Dick Lane, Paul Freeman, Roy Hinshaw, Harry Moore, Jim Grove, Floyd Welch and Lester Shill.

[Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Winchester. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 31, 1948

Darke County Death - Mrs. Edith Stump

Arcanum - Mrs. Edith Stump, 73, widow of Michael Stump, died Saturday at her home here. Survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Albright, Bradford, Mrs. Mary Emery, of near Brookville, and Mrs. Margaret Davis, Troy; four sons, Harry, Bradford; John and William, both of near Arcanum, and Charles, of Troy, and a foster-son, Samuel Hall, of near Laura. Services: Tuesday, Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 31, 1948

Darke County Death - Celest Francis

Versailles - Celest Francis, 81-year-old lifelong resident of Versailles, died Sunday at his home on North Center street. Survivors: wife, Julia; nine children; 28 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, and two sisters. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Ex-Union City Resident Dies From Injuries

Final rites for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth [Wolbson] Raines, 81, of Oxford, O., formerly of Union City, who died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Tuesday afternoon, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia. Rev. Noble Schlechty will be in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

The death of Mrs. Raines occurred at Wayne hospital in Greenville at 8:45 p. m. Tuesday, approximately three hours after the auto accident on U. S. 127, seven miles south of Greenville.

She was in a coma when admitted to the hospital and according to attendants never rallied. Death was attributed to a skull fracture.

The accident, which was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Charles Peter, occurred at what is known as Bruss' Corner, where the Arcanum-Hollansburg road intersects with Route 127. Two cars were involved, one driven by Mrs. Raines' grandson, Dr. John Ball, of Oxford, and the other by Charles Welch, of New Madison, rural route.

Deputy Peters reports that the Oxford auto was northbound on Route 127 while Welch was driving east on the Arcanum-Hollansburg road. Welch is said to have failed to stop at the intersection.

Dr. Ball sustained facial lacerations but was not seriously injured and Welch is reported to have escaped unhurt.

Mrs. Raines, who had lived in Oxford for the past few years, was a native of Jay county and had formerly resided in the Union City and Ansonia communities for many years. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Edna Ball, of Rossburg; the one grandson, and a sister, Mrs. William F. Hilfiker, of Salamonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Death Claims Prominent Darke County Resident

Greenville - Levi Minnich, 86, prominent Darke county farmer, former educator and nationally known church worker, died Wednesday at his residence, one mile northwest of Painter Creek in Franklin township. He had been critically ill for the last week.

A member of one of the county's pioneer families, he was born and reared in Franklin township and had resided on the farm where death occurred since 1889.

He had served as a teacher in Franklin township schools for nine years and later was superintendent of the Gettysburg school. A lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, he was particularly interested in religious training for young people. Mr. Minnich served several years as district Sunday school secretary in southern Ohio and later was elected for two terms of five years each as a member of the national board of the Brethren church.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Susie; one son, Spencer Minnich, of Elgin, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. T. S. Eikenberry, of Dayton, and Mrs. J. Q. Neher, Gettysburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Groff, of near Bradford.

Services will be held at the Painter Creek church at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday. Burial will in Newcomer's cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Mary Litschert Dies At Home In Winchester

Mary Ashton Litschert, 84, widow of R. J. Litschert, died at 12:30 p. m. Wednesday at her home,318 East Washington street, following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Litschert was a well known Randolph county woman, prominent in social affairs. The deceased was born in Winchester and had spent her entire lifetime in the city. She was the daughter of William and Mary Cupcutt Ashton, and attended the Winchester public schools. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and several social clubs.

Her husband was a prominent Winchester business man before his death on November 13, 1938. He was the founder of the Litschert's jewelry and gift shop, now operated by his son, Cecil, which he first opened in 1879.

Survivors are three sons, Ralph and Cecil, both of Winchester, and Frank of Washington, D. C., and one brother, S. H. Ashton of Rhinelander, Wis.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Litschert will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 1, 1948

Albert Yerkeson Dies At Veterans' Hospital After Long Illness

Albert L. Yerkeson, a former resident of Winchester, passed away at 2:05 p. m. Monday at the Veterans' hospital in Tuscon, Ariz., where he had been a patient for the past three years.

Mr. Yerkeson was a veteran of World War I. He was honorably discharged from Camp Beauregard where he suffered a stroke and heart lesion while on the training field.

He had suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis for a number of years, death being attributed to that disease.

The deceased was born in Yorktown, Ind. He is survived by the widow, Betty L. (Green); one son, Richard Douglas, of Mt. Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Florence Bowman of Kendalville; and three brothers, James of Wheeling, W. Va., Grant of Baltimore, Md., and Robert of Winchester.

Interment will be at Fort Bliss national cemetery in El Paso, Texas.

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

Martin Body To Arrive Monday In Winchester

The body of Chief Yoeman Basil P. Martin, 33, son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Martin, of near Winchester, will arrive in Winchester at 7:12 p. m. Monday from San Diego, Cal., where he died Monday following a heart attack.

According to reports reaching Winchester Yoeman Martin, a navy man for approximately eighteen years, had not been in ill health previous to the heart attack. He had seen active duty during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters.

Mrs. Martin is the former Virginia Flanagan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Flanagan of Winchester.

Other survivors include one son, David; one daughter, Patricia Ann; two brothers, Robert of Antioch, Cal., and Edwin of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Roger Starbuck of Winchester, and Mrs. Alice Ebings of Parkridge, Ill., and the grandfather, A. O. Martin of Tipton.

Tentative funeral arrangements have been set for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the New Liberty church with Rev. Zelma Mills and the American Legion in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call the Summers funeral home in Winchester for further arrangements.

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

Former Union City Resident Succumbs At Cleveland Home

Correl M. Bell, 66, a former resident of Union City, passed away Thursday at his home in Cleveland, O. He had been in failing health for the past several years.

A native of Caledonia, O., Mr. Bell came to Union City following his education. During his residence here Mr. Bell was employed by the Railway Express and later served as a bookkeeper at the old Union City Wheel Works at the corner of West Chestnut and South Walnut streets. He left Union City to make his home in Cleveland in 1922 and had served as a public accountant in that city. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and Masonic lodge.

Among the survivors is his wife, Mable.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at LaRue, O., located near Marion. Burial will be in the cemetery at LaRue.

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

Cora Hunter Death Occurs At Hospital

Miss Cora M. Hunter, a 75-year-old retired seamstress, passed away Saturday at 4 p. m. at the Union City hospital where she was admitted on March 27. She resided on the second floor of the Hub City Finance building, North Columbia street, Union City. Her death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

A native of Ansonia, she was the daughter of David F. and Mary Ann Dill-Hunter. She attended the Ansonia school and was actively engaged in the occupation of dressmaking for many years. She came to Union City from Ansonia about 40 years ago.

Several cousins are the only surviving relatives. A sister, Lulu M. Hunter, passed away on July 27, 1947

Services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home with Rev. E. S. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Rites Are Conducted

Services were held Sunday afternoon for Lonnie Monroe Young, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Young, of Union City, who died Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. The rites were conducted at the home of the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young, Park Drive, Greenville. Burial was in Emanuel cemetery.

Other survivors include six brothers and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Irwin, of Union City.

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

Services Held For Union City Native

Services for Aldon E. Holzfaster, 58, a native of Union City, who died Friday at his home, 345 Westwood avenue, Dayton, were held Sunday in Epworth Methodist church in the later city. Burial was in Bear Creek cemetery, Dayton.

Mr. Holzfaster was assistant to the superintendent of mails in Dayton for eight years prior to retiring a year ago because of failing health.

Born on the East Side of Union City, he had lived in Dayton for the past 57 years and was employed in the post office for 33 years. He was a member of Epworth church and of its official board.

Surviving are his wife, Alta C.; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Shock; a son, Byron E., and two grandchildren, all of Dayton.

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

Owner Of Union City Theaters Dies Today

Kenneth Harding Sink, 58, owner of the Grand and Miami theaters in Union City, died suddenly today at 9:45 a. m. at his home, 624 West Oak street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. Although Mr. Sink had received treatment at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, for a recent illness, his death was very unexpected.

A native of Palestine, O., he was born on July 9, 1889. He received his education in Palestine and Greenville schools, having moved to the latter city as a youth.

Mr. Sink was prominently identified in the entertainment field, having constructed and owned the Wayne theater in Greenville as well as a number of other movie houses in that city during his residence there.

Before leasing the Miami theater in Union City in 1938, Mr. Sink also was connected with the conservation department of the federal government which maintained offices in Greenville.

About two years later, when he came to Union City, Mr. Sink leased the Grand theater from R. S. Wenger and later purchased the theater building from R. Petersime, of Gettysburg, O., during the war. Mr. Sink also owned the Strand theater in Angola, Ind., having purchased that business six years ago.

He was married to Mabel Devor in Greenville on June 27, 1937.

Besides the wife, he is survived by a step-son, G. B. Fuller, of Union City, and one brother, Don F. Sink, of Greenville.

Mr. Sink was an active member of the Union City Rotary club, Turpen lodge, No. 401 F. and A. M. and Chamber of Commerce. He was affiliated with the Christian church.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City.

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

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

John W. Jones, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

John Wesley Jones, 72-year-old retired farmer, died at 1:15 a. m. today at his home, one and one-half miles southwest of Union City on the Winchester road.

He had been in failing health for the last year and was in a serious condition since March 1. A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born on November 15, 1875, in Jackson, Ohio, township, the son of John and May (Cain) Jones. He was educated in Jackson township schools and in 1898 at Greenville he was married to Ada Mote.

Well known in Union City, Mr. Jones had been actively engaged in farming pursuits for many years. During the war he was employed at the Kemper Furniture company for a short time.

Besides the wife he is survived by two sons, J. Paul Jones, Dayton, and Ralph M. Jones, Greenville; two daughters, Agnes Jones and Mrs. Emma Roberson, both of Union City; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers, George of Hagerstown, Guy of Fort Wayne, and Charles of Union City. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

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

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. The place of burial has not been determined.

[Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

Services Tuesday For Edward Husted, Well-Known Farmer

Funeral services for Edward T. Husted, 77, a well-known Darke county farmer who died Saturday, will be held at the Woodington Christian church on Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST). Rev. J. G. Floyd will officiate, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

The death of Mr. Husted occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas York, in Anderson, Ind., following a lingering illness.

A county native, Mr. Husted had spent the major part of his life in Brown township. For several years he had resided on a farm one-fourth mile east of Woodington.

Surviving are his wife, Dahlia; one son, Norman, of near Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. York, and Mrs. James Brooks, of Glendale, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Nina Cox, of Woodington, and a brother, Don Husted, of Binghampton, N. Y.

The body is at the late home near Woodington where friends may call.

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

Darke County Death - John Wesley Clark

Greenville - John Wesley Clark, 78-year-old Greenville resident, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Brumbaugh, in Richmond. He had spent the major part of his life in Greenville. Other survivors: wife, Edna; three other daughters, two sons, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: Sunday, here. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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

James Snyder Passes Away; Rites Thursday

James Harlan (Harl) Snyder, 72-year-old retired gardener and caretaker, passed away Monday at 1:30 p. m. at his residence in Winchester following a two-months' serious illness from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in failing health for the past several years.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, he was born on November 5, 1875 northwest of Union City, the son of Henry and Mary Wisner-Snyder. Following his education in Union City schools he was married to Elizabeth Wise, who preceded him in death in 1916. He was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Snyder, of Winchester and Mrs. Mary Gertrude Hufnagle, of Lansing, Mich.; one son, Joseph Snyder, of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

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

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, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Jennie Minton Death Occurs In Union City

Mrs. Jennie Elizabeth Minton, a 61-year-old lifelong resident of Union City, died suddenly Tuesday evening at 11 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ford Ellis, North Howard street, following a heart attack. She had been seriously ill for the last year.

Born on March 29,1887, she was the daughter of John and Alice Wyrick-Brandenburg. She received her education in Union City schools and was married to Jacob Minton in 1918 at Ansonia. His death occurred in 1935.

Mrs. Minton was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one son, Marion, at home; three other daughters, Betty Minton, at home, Mrs. Albert McKibben, Union City, route three, and Mrs. Robert Hale, of Union City; several step-children; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Inez Leckington, of Muncie, and four brothers, James, Hobart, William and Claude Brandenburg, all of Muncie.

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

The Body will be removed from the funeral home to the residence of Mrs. Ellis where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Former Resident Dies In Ohio; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Maude Miller, 50, a former resident of the Winchester community, died at her home near New Westville, Ohio, Monday morning following a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) at the Kessler funeral home in New Paris, Ohio, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg, of Winchester officiating. Interment was in the College Corner cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Otis; one son, Chelsie Castle of Connersville; two brothers, Pearl and Clem Freeman, both of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Crabb of Winchester, Evelyn Freeman of Richmond, and Mrs. Marie Austin of Lynn; eight nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Father Of Lynn Woman Is Dead

Funeral services for Orville N. Phenis, 54, who died at his home on Richmond, route 2 Sunday, were conducted at the Stegall-Berheide funeral home in Richmond Wednesday at 3 p. m. Burial was in Earlham cemetery.

Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Weiser of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Noah Taylor

Greenville - Noah Taylor, 84, died Saturday night at the Darke county infirmary. He leaves a brother, Frank Taylor, of near Ansonia. Services: Monday, infirmary. Burial: infirmary cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Cora Kershner

Dawn - Mrs. Cora Kershner, 77, widow of William Kershner, of near Dawn, died Sunday night at Brock. Survivors: brother, Elmer Polling, of Dawn, and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Oliver, of near Ansonia; Mrs. John Clawson, Middleton, Ind.; Mrs. Robert Meeds, Piqua, and Mrs. John Ketchum, Greenville. Services: Wednesday, Ansonia. Burial: Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Eli D. Miller

Rossburg - Eli D. Miller, 83-year-old Rossburg resident, died at his home Saturday evening. Survivors: wife, Amelia; one son, Dan Miller, Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Barrow, of New Weston; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Hanna Walla, New Weston, route one. Services: Tuesday, Ansonia. Burial: Greenville.

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

Darke County Death - Joseph Winner

Frenchtown - Joseph Winner, jr., 56, was found dead in bed on Tuesday at his residence northeast of Frenchtown. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Anna; one son, Orlan, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Gregory Holthaus, Fort Loraine, and Mildred and Joan, at home; his father, Joseph Winner, sr.; one sister and brother. Services: Friday, Holy Family church, Frenchtown. Burial: church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - William E. Fourman

Greenville - William E. Fourman, 73, a prominent Van Buren township farmer, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital here following an extended illness. There are no immediate survivors. Services: Friday, at the Fourman residence. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death - Dora A. Baker

Greenville - Mrs. Dora Alice Baker, 53, wife of Irvin Baker, died Friday at her home on the Wildcat road, three miles west of Greenville after an extended illness. Other survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Jesse Royer, of Oxford; Mrs. Ernest Pearson, Covington, and Mrs. Frank Crawford, Dayton; one son, Irvin Baker, jr., at home, and three step-children.

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

Darke County Death - Pvt. Fenstermaker

Ansonia - Funeral arrangement are completed for Pvt. Lawrence C. Fenstermaker, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fenstermaker, Ansonia, route one, who was killed in action in Germany on January 19, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. His body recently arrived in New York City from Europe. The remains are to arrive in Greenville on Tuesday and will be taken to the Miller funeral home where friends may call after noon Wednesday. Services will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Orian Buechly

Greenville - Funeral services for Orian P. Buechly, 66, Greenville, route three, who died Friday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, were conducted Monday in this city. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Maude Miller Buechly; one son, Robert, Los Angeles, Cal.; one grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Effie Beasecker, Greenville, route three.

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

Shockney Baby Dies; Parents Just Returned From Alaskan Duty

Ronald Allen Shockney, five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shockney of Farmland, formerly of Union City, died at 9:30 p. m. Sunday at the Ball hospital in Muncie. He had been ill for five days.

Mr. and Mrs. Shockney had just recently returned to the United States from Alaska where Mr. Shockney was stationed with the navy. They were making their home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shockney, in Farmland.

Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shockney; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harmon of Winchester; maternal great-grandmother, Rev. Olive Harris of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Nazarene church in Winchester in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Interment in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Shockney home in Farmland after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Former Union City Resident Succumbs

Word received in Union City has disclosed the death of George W. Worth, 78, which occurred last Friday at San Joaquin General hospital in Stockton, Calif., following a two-day serious illness from the effects of a stroke.

He was born on March 8, 1870 southeast of Union City, the son of John and Margaret Bickel-Worth. Following his education in community schools Mr. Worth left Union City to make his home in California during 1888.

His only survivors include one half-sister, Mrs. Lydia Bickel, of near Union City, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert Worth, of this city, is a nephew.

Services were held Monday at Stockton, with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Allen Fourman

Greenville - Allen Fourman, 84, died Monday at his home on West Water street. Survivors: son, Alonzo, of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Oda, Pitsburg, and a brother, John Fourman, Greenville. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Christ Kruckeberg

Greenville - Christ Kruckebert, 84, a retired Greenville township farmer, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maynard Wolf, corner of Harrison and Martz avenue. Other survivors: one sister, Mrs. Sophia Sneary, Greenville.

Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. (EST) at St. John's Lutheran church. Burial: church cemetery. Friends may call at Stocker funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Darke County Death - A A. Alber

Arcanum - Services for Abraham A. Alber, 77, formerly of near Arcanum, who died Sunday night at the county infirmary, were held Wednesday afternoon at Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: wife, Myrtle, and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Eubank, Arcanum, and Mrs. Bertha Lacey, Greenville.

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

Mother Of Local Woman Is Dead

Word received here has disclosed the death of Mrs. Thomas Marshall, 97, of Charlestown, Ind., which occurred Wednesday at a hospital in Louisville, Ky., following a one-week serious illness from complications. She was the mother of Mrs. I. N. Worth, of Union City and Indianapolis. Robert Worth, of this city, is a grandson.

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

Brother Of Local Woman Passes Away

George W. Byrum, 72, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home, two miles northeast of Portland. He had been ill two years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carl Jones, of Fort Recovery; two sons, Howard, at home, and Robert, of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Della Onkst, of Union City, and three granddaughters. Two sisters and a brother are deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Baird mortuary in Portland. Burial will be in Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Byrum was born at Union City, Ind., on March 7, 1876, the son of Thomas and Martha (Jessup) Byrum. On July 5, 1902 he was married to Minnie Murray, who preceded him in death in June of 1944.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1948

Personal Mention - Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate at the funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Ketring, 86, who died Wednesday evening near Richmond. The services will be held at the Palestine Christian church on Sunday at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. Ketring was a native of Fort Jefferson, near Greenville.

[This was Laura Agnes Steinmetz who was born Sept. 10, 1861 in Darke County. She died in Middleboro County, Ind. on April 14, 1948. She was the widow of Reason Ketring who preceded her in death on July 2, 1930. They were married Sept. 10, 1878 in Palestine, Darke County, OH. Both are buried in the Palestine Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Norman Goodall

Versailles - R. Norman Goodall, 44, well-known Versailles businessman, died Wednesday at his home here following a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Helen; two children, Barbara Jane and Jack, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Goodall, Versailles, and a sister, Miss Helen Goodall, also of Versailles. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Ida May Armstrong

Greenville - Mrs. Ida May [Gilbert] Armstrong, 81, widow of Jobe Armstrong, Greenville, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital. Survivors: six sons, two step-children, 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, three sisters and two half-sisters, Services: Friday, here. Burial: Brock Cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Opal Miller

Abbottsville - Despondency over failing health is reported to have motivated the suicide of Mrs. Opal Miller, 53, who hanged herself Tuesday afternoon in a barn adjoining her farm home at the south edge of this place. Survivors: husband, Albert, one son, Robert, Arcanum; three grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Myers, of near Greenville; four sisters, and six brothers. Services: Friday, Abbottsville. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

Noted Jay County Farmer Is Dead

Abraham Renbarger, 82, prominent Jay county farmer, died Thursday night at his home in Green township. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Baird chapel in Portland. Burial will be in Reitenour cemetery, near Ridgeville.

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

Darke County Death - Mrs. Flora Burkett

Greenville - Mrs. Flora Belle [Harter] Burkett, 75, wife of Harless Burkett, died Thursday night at her home here. A native of New Madison, she had lived in Greenville for the past 42 years. Other survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Royer, Greenville, and Mrs. Virgil Rank, Dayton: five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services: Sunday, at Greenville. Burial: New Madison cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 19, 1948

Death Claims Clarence Yoder, U. C. Resident

Clarence Yoder, 61, of 520 North Plum street, Union City, died Sunday at 9 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a two-weeks serious illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health for the past three years.

A native of Ohio, he was born on April 20, 1887, the son of Emanuel and Sarah Crist-Yoder. Following his education he was married to Margaret E. Sullenbarger in Union City on February 5, 1910.

Mr. Yoder had come to Union City as a youth and was active in farming pursuits in Jackson, Ohio, township until last March when he moved into Union City and became employed at the Body company.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Edna Adler, of Winchester, four sons, Henry, Roy and Duane Yoder, of Union City, and Charles Yoder, of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren, Judy Carol, Tony Joe and James Allen Yoder; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Jordan, of Woodington, and one brother, Forrest Yoder, of Union City.

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

Last rites will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Margaret T. Daily

New Madison - Mrs. Margaret T. Daily, 81, widow of Oliver Daily, sr., died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Emrich, on South Main street. Other survivors: one son, Oliver Daily, jr., of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, John Garrison, of near Hollansburg. Services: New Madison, Sunday. Burial: Otterbein cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Laban Warvel

Beamsville - Services for Laban Warvel, 86-year-old Richland township farmer, who died Friday, were held Monday afternoon at the Beamsville church. Burial: Beamsville cemetery. A well-known farmer, he had spent his entire life in this area. Surviving are one son, Elmer, of near Rossburg; a daughter, Mrs. Wilford Amspaugh, Versailles, route two; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Leonard Warvel, of Versailles.

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

Hobart Shifflet, Ex-Resident, Dies In Arizona

Word has been received in Union City of the death of James Hobart Shifflet, 51, which occurred Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, following a two and one-half months' serious illness from tuberculosis.

A native of Kentucky, he was born on December 1, 1896, the son of William and Ella Perins-Shifflet. At an early age he moved with his parents and other members of the family, to Illinois. In 1919 they came to Elroy, east of Union City, and in 1923 the family moved to North Salem where he assisted his father in operating the general store. For the past 17 years he had made his home in Phoenix because of failing health.

During World War I Mr. Shifflet had served in the army for many months.

Surviving are his wife, Velma; a son, James, at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Shifflet, of North Salem; one sister, Miss Opal Shifflet, of Cincinnati, a a brother, Irvin, of Ansonia. One sister, Lucille, and a brother are deceased. The brother, Lyle P. Shifflet, died from wounds sustained in action in France while serving with the army during World War II.

The body will be returned to Union City for services and burial. According to word received from relatives in Phoenix, the body will arrive by airplane at Vandalia on Wednesday at 11:45 p. m. and then will be brought to Brooks and Sons funeral home.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial was made in New Lisbon cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death - Loretta E. Bollinger

Greenville - Mrs. Loretta E. [Sentman] Bollinger, 75, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Orville Rolfe, Greenville. Other survivors: another daughter, Miss Virginia Bollinger, Brookville, route three, and one son, Charles W., of Dayton. Services: Tuesday at Palestine with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, in charge. Burial: Palestine.

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

Darke County Death - John Shaffer

North Star - John Shaffer, 77, died Tuesday at his home, three miles north of North Star. Shaffer lived with a twin brother, Samuel, who with two nieces and a nephew, are the only surviving relatives. He had made his home on the farm where death occurred for the past 72 years and was well known in the North Star community. Services: Thursday, here.

Burial: Holsapple cemetery.

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

William Sibert Dies At Randolph County Hospital

William Ross Sibert, 75, died at 1:3 o'clock Tuesday night at the Randolph County hospital. Mr. Sibert had been in ill health for the last four years and seriously ill for the past week.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Florence King of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Katherine Sthrome of Hartford City, Irene Sibert of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Lillian Sibert, Iowa; one son, Eugene Sibert of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Raymond Puckett Dies Following Short Illness

Raymond C. Puckett, 32, died at his home at 427 Thompson street, Tuesday night following a short illness. He was a native of Randolph county.

Survivors include the father, Erman Puckett of Ridgeville; a grandmother, Mrs. Addison Hunt of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Harriett Holiday of Muncie, and Mrs. Jean Fast of Fort Wayne; one brother, Robert L. Puckett, Richmond.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. Harvey Thornburg officiating.

[No burial location was given.]

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

Former Coletown Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Anna Rose Lott, 80, who sustained a broken hip in a fall on February 26, at the St. Clair Home in Greenville, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in that city. Mrs. Lott, formerly of Coletown, had resided at the Greenville home only two weeks prior to the accident.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Coletown Congregational Christian church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in that city.

Nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 24, 1948

Former New Pittsburg Resident Is Dead

Belated word received here has disclosed the death of Mrs. Pearl (McFarland) Marquette, 76, which occurred April 10 in a hospital at Lincoln, Nebraska, following a one-year serious illness from heart trouble.

Mrs. Marquette was born and reared in the New Pittsburg community and later taught school in Jay county before moving to Lincoln about 40 years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Max Branch, who resides in California; and two sisters, Mrs. L. M. Sturm, of Lincoln, and Mrs. Ross Sipe, of Saratoga. A brother-in-law, C. E. Leach, and a niece, Mrs. Evelyn Straley, reside in Union City.

Services and burial took place at Lincoln.

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

Rites Will Be Tuesday For Auto Crash Victim - Rossburg Girl Is Decapitated As Car Plunges Off Road.

Services for Miss Ruth Elizabeth Zacharias, 19, of route one, Rossburg, who was decapitated in an auto accident Saturday at 3 p. m., will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Rossburg Methodist church. Rev. Noble Schlecty will be in charge, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

The accident occurred as the 1946 Ford coupe Miss Zacharias is believed to have been driving, skidded off the wet pavement of state route 118, the Ansonia-Green road, about three miles north of the latter city.

Only other occupant of the auto was the girl's father, William Zacharias, about 70, who is in Wayne hospital, Greenville, suffering from shock, cuts and bruises. Hospital attaches said x-rays show that he sustained no serious injury. They described his condition as improved.

Miss Zacharias, a student at the Miami Valley hospital school of nursing, Dayton, from September, 1947, until March of the following year, was a graduate of Jackson, Ohio, township high school, near Union City, in the class of 1946.

According to Everet Snyder, Darke county sheriff, the car had just crossed a bridge when it went out of control and plunged into the ditch. It is believed that Miss Zacharias was thrown partially out of the car when a door flew open. When the auto rolled over on its side, the door was jammed shut again, decapitating the girl.

The car, which was northbound, had its right side damaged.

Besides the father, Miss Zacharias is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruth Zacharias, of Dayton; two brothers, Robert and Richard, both of route one, Rossburg, and an uncle, Jacob Zacharias, of the same address.

The body will be taken from the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia to the Rossburg Methodist church where it will lie in state one hour before the service.

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

Services Held For Union City Native

Services for Mrs. Mary Jane Jackson, 72, a native of Union City, who died at her home in Celina Friday morning after a lingering illness, were held this afternoon at the late residence. Burial was in North Grove cemetery in that city.

Survivors include her husband, W. B. Jackson; four daughters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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

Washington Township Native Is Dead; Services Wednesday

Mrs. Ida E. Shively, 86, widow of D. W. Shively, Greenville clothing merchant, died at 2:15 p. m. Sunday at her residence, 300 Harrison avenue, Greenville. Her health had been failing for the past five years.

Mrs. Shively, who had lived in Greenville since 1902, was a member of a Darke county pioneer family. She was born and reared on a farm near Sharpeye in Washington township, southeast of Union City, and had spent her entire life in the county. Her parents were the late William and Rebecca Griffin-Elston.

Survivors include two sons, Harry, of Greenville, route three, and Eugene, of Greenville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. K. F. Thomas, of Cleveland.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Burial will in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Darke County Death - Adnah Miller

Bradford - Services were held Tuesday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren for Adnah Miller, 72-year-old Adams township farmer, who died Saturday at Piqua hospital. His home was six miles northwest of Bradford. Burial was in Harris Creek cemetery. Survivors: son, Joy of Versailles; Three daughters, Ruth and Elnora, at home, and Mrs. George DeWeese, Greenville; three brother and one sister.

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

Darke County Death - Frank Drew

Delisle - Frank Drew, 81, who formerly operated the Delisle grain elevator, died Sunday at his home in the county town after a short illness. Survivors: brother, Edward, of Delta, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews. Services: Wednesday, Abbottsville. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

New Pittsburg Native Dies At Muncie Hospital

John W. Murray, 67, Madison township farmer, passed away at the Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie at 12:05 a. m. today where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill for two years.

He was the son of John and Henrietta (Bisel) Murray of New Pittsburg. On January 26, 1901, he married Gertrude Alexander, who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Laura Alice Rickert of New Pittsburg; one granddaughter; three brothers, Franklin of Andover, O., Wlliam W. of south of Boundary and Harley G. of north of New Pittsburg; a sister, Mrs. Mary Overla of Redkey, and a half-sister, Mrs. Pearl Kletfer of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the New Pittsburg Reform church in charge of Rev. Earl Slacum of Muncie assisted by Rev. Jacob Wendell of New Pittsburg. Burial will be in the Weimer cemetery in Randolph county.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the residence of the daughter in New Pittsburg Thursday evening where friends may call.

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

U. C. Woman Mourns Death Of Grandson

Mrs. Ivan Platt, of Union City, is mourning the death of her grandson, Eddie Lee, 12-year-old newspaper boy, who was killed Tuesday morning. The boy was returning to his home in Richmond, Ind., after carrying his route when struck by a truck. He suffered bruises and a possible broken neck.

Other survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Lee, and a twin brother, Fred; another brother, Russell Lee, jr.; three sisters, Roseann, Patricia and Joan, all of Richmond, and a grandfather, Virgil Davis, of Braffetsville.

Services were conducted this afternoon at Richmond. Burial was in Goshen cemetery, near that city.

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

Jeanette Felix Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Jeanette Ethel Felix, 66, wife of C. P. Felix, passed away Wednesday at 10 p. m. at her residence, 829 West Pearl street, Union City, following a thirteen-month illness from a complication of diseases. Her condition had been serious for the past six months.

A native of Hillsboro in Highland county, Ohio, she was born on November 27, 1881, the daughter of Perry and Margaret Pulliam-McLaughlin. She was educated in Hillsboro high school and had resided in that city until 18 years ago when she made her home in Union City.

Mrs. Felix was a member of the Church of Christ and Union City Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Miss Margaret Stanforth, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Thelma Hart, of Newark, Ohio, and one half-sister, Mrs. Ellen Hills, Youngstown, Ohio. Two half-sisters preceded her in death.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where fiends may call after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

Final rites will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home, in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCallister and the V. F. W. Auxiliary. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

Members of the Auxiliary will conduct their ritualistic services at the funeral home on Friday at 8:30 p. m.

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