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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 1, 1948

Albany Native Dies At Muncie; Former Resident Of Ansonia

Mrs. Pearl Morris, a native of Albany, died Friday morning at Ball hospital in Muncie. She had resided in Muncie the past 22 years and prior to that time lived near Ansonia, Ohio, for 20 years.

She is survived by one daughter; two sons; three brothers; five sisters; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Piepho chapel in Muncie, with Rev. A. E. Cortner of Lynn officiating. Burial will be in the Strong cemetery at Albany. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Ollie May Mack

Dawn - Mrs. Ollie May [Meadows] Mack, 61, wife of Levi Mack, died Thursday at her home in Dawn after a lingering illness. Other survivors: half-brother, Lon Williams, of Greenville, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Rachel Julian, of Piqua, and Mrs. Ella Lease, Springfield, O. Services: Saturday, at residence. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 3, 1948

Retired Railroad Engineer Dies At U. C. Home

James A. Kelly, 77-year-old retired railroad engineer, died at 5:30 a. m. today at his residence, 320 South street, Union City, from a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in failing health for the past 17 years and in a serious condition for the past ten days.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born January 17, 1871, the son of Daniel and Katherine (Wallace) Kelly. After his schooling at St. Mary's parochial and the Union City East Side schools he was married to Retta Ellis on March 3, 1893 in Union City. He had served as an engineer for the New York Central railroad for forty-two years but had been retired for the past several years.

Besides the wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Roy Powers of Union City; one son, Robert Kelly of Ansonia; a grandson, Vance Powers of Dayton, Ohio; a great-grandson, James M. Powers of Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Lane of Ridgeway, Ohio, Mrs. George Horning and Mrs. Anna Bennett, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Two brothers are deceased.

Funeral services for Mr. Kelly will be held at 9 a. m. Wednesday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City, of which he was a member, with Father James M. Fitzgerald in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 3, 1948

Jesse M. Brooks Dies Suddenly; Rites Tuesday

Jesse M. Brooks, 65, well-known retired farmer, died suddenly at 11:50 p. m. Saturday at his residence in Jackson, Ohio, township, located four miles northeast of Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been ailing from heart trouble since last December 18.

A lifelong resident of Jackson township, he was born on March 7, 1883, the son of George W. and Mary A. McKibben-Brooks. He attended Flag Valley grade school and later was graduated from the East Side high school. Following his education he was married to Anna Denniston, who preceded him in death 20 years ago. Mr. Brooks was a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Robert, at home, and Ralph Brooks, of Columbus Grove, O.; two grandchildren; four brothers, Bert, Russell, Cliff and Hugh Brooks, all of near Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Bert Huffer, and Mrs. Edgar Bickle, also of the Union City community. Two sisters are deceased.

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

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Raper Chapel Methodist church, in charge of Rev. Noble Schlecty. Interment will be in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 3, 1948

Brother Of U. C. Resident Is Dead

Funeral services for George E. Thompson, 81, brother of Stephen Thompson, street commissioner and waterworks superintendent in Union City, were held this afternoon at the Hollansburg Christian church. Rev. Neal Newlin was in charge and burial was in Hollansburg cemetery.

Mr. Thompson, a retired hardware merchant, who resided in Hollansburg, passed away Saturday.

Other survivors include a brother, Leonard, of Indianapolis; one niece and three nephews. He was a member of the Hollansburg Christian church and the White Water Masonic lodge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 3, 1948

Rites For Mother Of U. C. Woman

Final rites for Mrs. Letitia [Lantz] Marling, 90, mother of Mrs. Retta Geeting of Union City, were held this afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison. Rev. Howard James officiated and interment was in Otterbein cemetery.

The death of Mrs. Marling occurred Saturday at the Senior residence in Arcanum after a short illness. She was the widow of Benjamin Marling and had been a resident of the Otterbein community most of her life.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 3, 1948

Former Union City Resident Is Dead

Richard Hastings, formerly of Union City, died Sunday at 10 a. m. at Mesa, Arizona, where he had resided for the past two years. His death followed a several year illness from tuberculosis.

His survivors include the wife, Orpha Ware-Hasings.

The body will be returned to Vandalia by airplane on Tuesday evening, and then will be brought to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City for services and burial preparation.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eli Rittgers, 624 North street, Union City. Rev. Earl Lantz was in charge, with burial in Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Elizabeth Shiverdecker

Fort Jefferson - Mrs. Elizabeth Shiverdecker, 66, wife of Bert Shiverdecker, died Friday at her home south of Fort Jefferson following an extended illness. Other survivors: son, Loman Shiverdecker, Greenville, route one; a brother, Rollie Swank, of Cleveland, and one sister, Lillie Bunger, of near Greenville. Services: Sunday, Fort Jefferson Methodist church. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Last Rites Today For Christena Neeley, Ex-County Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Christena Neeley, 92, a former resident of Randolph county who died at Ball hospital in Muncie Saturday night, were conducted at 2 p. m. today (DST), at the Baird funeral chapel in Portland. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery near Farmland.

The deceased was the daughter of William and Amanda Jane (Welch) Silvers and was born near Powers Station in Jay county, January 6, 1856. In 1875 she was married to John D. Neeley, who preceded her in death in 1920. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Neeley made her home in Farmland and Union City with her niece, Mrs. Jessie Cortner, and for the past few years resided in Muncie.

She is survived by one brother, W. S. Silvers of Muncie, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Edith L. Moody Dies Monday At Home Near Lynn

Edith L. Moody, 59, passed away at her home east of Lynn at 8 a. m. today after an illness of several months.

Surviving are the husband, Merl; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Throckmorton and Mrs. Herman Kutter of Richmond, and Mrs. Paul Walters of Webster; one son, David of Lynn; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Erman Thornburg of Economy, and Mrs. Hazel Williams and Mrs. Grace Stevens of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends Church with burial in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 2 p. m. Tuesday until 9 a. m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the home east of Lynn where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Return Body Of Former County Soldier To Portland

The body of Pvt. George J. Neil, 23, son of Seber and Ruth Ramsey, who was killed in France on June 7, 1944, will arrive in Portland under military escort Tuesday noon and will be taken to the Baird funeral home where friends may call.

Besides the parents Pvt. Neil is survived by one sister, Nancy, and two brothers, Jack and Edward.

Pvt. Neil was graduated from Saratoga high school with the class of 1938. Prior to his entry into military service he was employed by the Kraft Cheese company at Ridgeville.

Funeral services for Pvt. Neil will be conducted at the Baird chapel in Portland Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock (DST), in charge of Rev. R. O. Marsh. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside in Green Park cemetery by the veteran's organizations of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Return Body Of Pfc. Milo W. Ludy

The body of Pfc. Milo W. Ludy, who was killed in the D-Day invasion in Normandy on June 6, 1944, arrived at Ridgeville Tuesday morning and was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland. He was the brother of Mrs. Iva Lou Parks, of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Williamson chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. L. G. D. Wertz officiating. Military honors will be paid at Antioch cemetery by all the Portland veteran's organizations.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 5, 1948

Former Woodington Resident Succumbs At Greenville Home

Mrs. Dora Daubenmyer Richert, 75, wife of Amos Rickert, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lena Flatter, at 1102 Harrison avenue, Greenville, following a short illness.

Mrs. Rickert was born and reared in the Woodington vicinity and had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Besides the husband and daughter, she leaves three other daughters, Mrs. Ella Rebka, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Clara Lephart, Ansonia, and Mrs. Sarah Lephart, Lightsville; two sons, Ed and George Rickert, both of Detroit; two grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Final rites will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 5, 1948

Jackson Township Native Passes Away; Services Thursday

George Franklin Oliver, 81, formerly of Jackson, O., township, died Tuesday at the home of a son, John E. Oliver, in Greenville. He had been in declining health for the last year and seriously ill for the past four weeks.

Mr. Oliver was born and reared in Jackson township and had spent the major part of his life in Darke county. He was a member of the Greenville Congregational-Christian church.

Surviving are three sons, one daughter, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

Christian Science funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville. Interment will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 5, 1948

Prominent Richmond Manufacturer Dead; Native of County

George W. Davis, 80, prominent Richmond industrialist, died at his home in Richmond Monday afternoon. He was president of the G. W. Davis corporation, makers of lawn mowers.

Mr. Davis was born in Randolph county on October 20, 1867, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Davis. He was one of a family of 10 children. He spent his childhood in the county and attended public schools here.

When 18 years old he went to work in a carriage and harness shop in Winchester. Soon after he began the manufacture of carriages and harness. After continuing in that business for a time he became employed by the Bimel Carriage company, Sydney, Ohio, and then in 1902 went to Richmond.

In 1902 he went to Richmond and in partnership with the late Walter McConoha, former state senator and the late Frank Taylor, established the Davis & Taylor Carriage Co. The company became the George W. Davis Carriage company in 1905. Rapid production of automobiles forced the discontinuance of carriage manufacturing in 1909 and Mr. Davis reorganized the firm as the George W. Davis Motor Car company. He continued in this business until 1932 when the big automobile combines began to forced small manufacturers out of business. He then started the making of lawn mowers.

Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the residence Saturday in Richmond, 155 South Twentieth street. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 6, 1948

Darke County Death - Alice Foutz

Greenville - Mrs. Alice Foutz, 88, widow of William Foutz, died Sunday at her residence here. Survivors: daughter, Elsie Foutz, Greenville; a son, Lewis, of Washington, D. C., and a half brother, William Miller, of Huntington, Ind. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[Martha Alice Foutz was born Jan. 18, 1860 in Darke Co., the daughter of Aaron Miller and Elizabeth Routzong.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 7, 1948

Lynn Woman Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Esta May Hollingsworth, 62, died early Wednesday evening at her home near Lynn following a long illness.

She is survived by the husband, Earl; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Wolfe, Winchester; one granddaughter; three brothers, Alfa and Clarence Horner of Lynn, and Ora Horner of Winchester; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hollingsworth will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Spartanburg Methodist church. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence northeast of Lynn after 6 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Ray J. Nauss

Greenville - Ray J. Nauss, 63, prominent Greenville businessman, died Wednesday at his residence here. A brother, Ira Nauss, of Brighton, Mich., succumbed from a heart attack just three days ago. A native of Greenville, Mr. Nauss founded the Greenville Manufacturing company and later was actively identified with the Nauss and Nauss Coal company.

Survivors: wife, Hettie; one son, Dr. Ray J. Nauss, jr., of Washington Court House, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Triebold and Mrs. Grace Wilson, both of here, and a brother, Dr. Ralph Nauss, of New York City.

Services: Saturday, 2 p. m. at Turpen-McKnight funeral home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 7, 1948

Darke County Death - James William Cooley

New Madison - James William Cooley, 20, of New Madison, route two, a veteran of World War II, died Tuesday night at Richmond, Ind., from injuries he sustained in an auto-motorcycle accident last Sunday in the latter city. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cooley, of New Madison; two brothers, and three sisters. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery, here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 7, 1948

Darke County Death - George W. Albright

Arcanum - George W. Albright, 77, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Minnie; three daughters, and one son. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Catherine Keiser

Covington - Mrs. Catherine Keiser, 73, widow of William Keiser, died Tuesday at her home here. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Survivors: son, Roy Keiser, Greenville, route four; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Brumbaugh, of Bloomer, O.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William E. Miller, Arcanum, and Sam Miller, Ansonia, and four sisters, Mrs. Lula Schrader and Mrs. Irvin Apple, both of Versailles, and Mrs. Cora Crowell, of Bradford.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1948

Mother Succumbs

Mrs. A. E. Beachler, of Union City, has been notified of the death of her mother, Mrs. W. T. Andrews, which occurred at 3 a. m. today at Celina, Ohio, where she resided.

[This was Lucy Margaret Andrews (maiden name Trenary) who was buried May 11 at North Grove cemetery. She was 78 years old.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1948

Darke County Death - Dr. Walter Niswonger

Greenville - Dr. Walter Niswonger, 54, former Greenville optometrist, died Thursday at his home in Dayton. Services: Saturday, at Dayton. Burial: Dayton. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Frances Niswonger; two sons, George H. of Dayton, and James M., of Lima; two grandsons, and a brother, Cleo, of Los Angeles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 10, 1948

Kenneth Kinsey Dies Following Heart Attack

Kenneth Murl Kinsey, 35, driver of a milk route for Sunnydale Dairy in Union City, died suddenly at 1:35 a. m. Sunday. He had suffered a heart attack in the Muncie business district on Saturday evening and was rushed to Ball Memorial hospital in that city where death occurred a few hours later.

His heart attack was attributed to the effects of Rheumatic fever which he had suffered as a youth. Mr. Kinnsey resided at 302 South Sycamore street, Union City.

A native of Richmond, Ind., he was born on December 4, 1912, the son of Frank and Susan Candler-Kinsey. After his education in Richmond high school he was married to Thelma Crabbs on September 18, 1941 and came to Union City seven years ago.

Before driving a milk route he was employed at the Red 73 Creamery. Mr. Kinsey attended the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City and belonged to the Greenville Eagles lodge.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Cynthia, at home; his father, Frank Kinsey, of Pasadena, Calif.; six brothers, Lowell, of Dallas, Texas; Dwight and Harry, both of Richmond; John and Theodore, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard Kinsey, of Fresno, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Grottendick, of Richmond; Mrs. John Wilson, of Pasadena, and Miss Clararose Kinsey, of New York City.

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

Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 10, 1948

Mrs. Lue Lennen Succumbs Near North Salem

Mrs. Lue Lennen, 82, widow of Carl Lennen, died at 2 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Wentworth, located one and one-half miles northwest of North Salem on Portland, route six, following an eight month illness from heart trouble. Her condition had been serious for one week.

She was born on April 17, 1866 near Indianapolis, the daughter of L. B. and Amanda Eaton-Murphy. Following her education in Marion county schools she was married to Mr. Lennen who died in 1942. She had resided in the Union City community since 1918.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Bertha Marshall, of Greenfield, Ind. And four sons, Jesse and Clarence, both of Greenville; Charles, of Indianapolis, and James Lennen, of Anderson. One daughter preceded her in death.

The remains have been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where burial arrangements will be announced later.

[Short funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home with last rites held at the Bethel church west of Clarksville, Ind., with Rec. Charles Mills in charge. Burial was made in the Dunkard cemetery near Clarksville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 10, 1948

Trustee Of Washington Township Dies

Henry D. Rinebarger, 78-year-old trustee of Washington township, passed away Sunday at 3 p. m. at his residence, two and one-half miles southeast of Hillgrove, following a stroke he suffered Wednesday evening.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, he was born on May 8, 1870 in Palestine, the son of Phillip and Mariah Rinebargr. After his education Mr. Rinebarger became actively engaged in farming pursuits.

He moved to the home southeast of Hillgrove 28 years ago and in addition to farming had served as the township trustee for over 20 years.

Mr. Rinebarger was a charter member of the Union City Junior Order of American Mechanics and the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He also belonged to the Bartonia Methodist church.

Survivors include the wife, Rosie; one son, Charles Rinebarger, of Union City, route three; one grandson, C. D. Shaw, of Ansonia; a granddaughter, Wavelene Rinebarger, also of Union City, route three, and one sister, Miss Lea Rinebarger, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Hillgrove Federated church, in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Burial will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 10, 1948

Flora Nelson Passes Away At U. C. Home

Death claimed Mrs. Flora J. Nelson, 87, at 5:15 a. m. Sunday at the home of a son, Charles Frank, 621 North State Line street, Union City, following a one-week illness from a complication of diseases.

She was born on December 18, 1860, the daughter of John and Abbie Jones-Swihart, and reared and educated in Palestine, O. She came to Union City seven months ago and had made her home with the son and a daughter, Mrs. Alma Kaucher. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Waterhouse Evangelical United Brethren church.

Besides the son and daughter, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Ollie Stoner, also of Union City, and Mrs. Herman Romeiser, of Dayton; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and one half-sister, Mrs. Allie Cloyd, of Hollansburg/

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

Last rites will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p. m. Rev, E. E. Kaufman will be in charge, with interment in Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 12, 1948

Mary A. Keller Succumbs After Extended Illness

Mrs. Mary Alice Keller, 80, died Tuesday at 12:45 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Weimer, Deerfield road, Union City, following a four-year illness from hardening of the arteries. Her condition was serious for the past five weeks.

A native of Sincoe, Ontario, Canada, she was born on January 2, 1868, the daughter of William and Amelia Berry-Boughner. After her education in Ontario schools she was married to Christian Keller, and they made their home in Hartford City, Ind. His death occurred in 1918.

Mrs. Keller was employed as a housekeeper at the Blackford county hospital when that institution was opened and she remained there until coming to Union City in 1931.

She was a member of the Phythian Sister lodge of Hartford City and the Union City Methodist church.

Her daughter is the only immediate survivor. Two sons preceded her in death.

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

Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the funeral home, following which the body will be taken to the Harford City cemetery where graveside rites will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. Friday. Rev. E. E. Kaufman will officiate at both services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 12, 1948

Union City Hospital Head Fatally Injured In Car-Tractor Wreck

Mrs. Frederica Slattery, 56, superintendent of the Union City hospital, died at 6:55 p. m. Tuesday from injuries sustained in a car-tractor collision 5 minutes earlier on state route 47, five and one-half miles northeast of Union City.

She suffered internal injuries, a broken right arm and multiple cuts and bruises on her face. Death occurred at the hospital.

Mrs. Slattery, a resident of 707 West Division street, Union City, was an occupant of the 1941 Chevrolet sedan being operated by her daughter, Mrs. Patricia Tobens, of the same address.

Mrs. Tobens, traveling west towards Union City, told Carl Wright, East Side policeman that she applied the brakes to avoid hitting a dog, and the auto skidded on wet pavement and careened into a tractor on the opposite side of the road.

The front and right side of the car were demolished and the front end of the tractor was damaged.

Mrs. Tobens and her daughter, Pamela, also an occupant of the machine, and Charles Collins, of Union City, route three, operator of the tractor, escaped uninjured.

Mr. Collins had just started to pull onto the highway from the Paul Russ farm lane. His tractor was only one foot on the road when the accident occurred.

Mrs. Slattery was rushed to the Union City hospital by an Ansonia ambulance. A Union City physician went to the accident scene to administer first aid.

Investigating with Officer Wright was Deputy Sheriff Peters, of Darke county.

Mrs. Slattery was a native of Fort Loraime, Ohio, and a graduate of Mount Carmel Hospital school of nursing in Columbus, O.

She had been employed at the Mt. Carmel, Piqua and Troy hospitals before assuming the superintendency of Union City hospital two years ago.

She was a member of the Catholic church at Fort Loraime.

Her daughter, Mrs. Tobens, and the granddaughter are the only immediate survivors. Her husband, Oliver, died one year ago.

The body has been removed to the Hogenkamp funeral home at Minster, O. Tentative funeral services are set for Friday morning at 9 o'clock.

[Funeral services were held on Friday morning at the St. Michael Catholic church in Fort Loraime, Ohio with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Lee Goubeaux of Fort Loraime is a niece. Additionally there were six sisters and two brothers surviving.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 12, 1948

Lea Pearl Wall Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Lea Pearl Wall, 68, of Winchester, wife of Warren Wall and a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 3:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Guy Hendrickson and Mrs. William Baird, both of Winchester; two sons, Raymond of Phoenix, Ariz., and Myron of Dania, Fla.; one sister, Leora Ledbetter of Hagerstown; one brother, Nelson Puckett of Richmond; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wall will be conducted at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Arlie Cortner of Carlos officiating. Interment will be in Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 12, 1948

Charles Howard Of Losantville, Succumbs At 86

Charles C. Howard, 86, died Monday night after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Losantville community for 20 years.

Survivors include the widow, Alma; two sisters, Mrs. Lomel Oler of Greensfork, and Mrs. Walter Strickler of Muncie; one brother, W. R. Howard of Marion; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Howard will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist church in Losantville. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Losantville after Wednesday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 13, 1948

Death Claims Eva L. Bretz At Greenville

Mrs. Eva L. Bretz, 72, wife of William Bretz, 201 Tiffin street, Greenville, died Wednesday at 3:45 p. m. at Wayne hospital in that city following a two-year serious illness. She had been in failing health for the past several years.

A native of Bartonia, she was born on February 3, 1876, the daughter of Curtis and Martha Mikesell. She had resided in Darke county for the past eight years.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Ralph, of near Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Elsa Fitswater, and Mrs. Alice Cox, both of Greenville; Mrs. Helen Reed, Trenton, Ohio, and Mrs. Agnes Neff, of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Richards, of Brecksville, O., and Mrs. Molly welsh, Union City, and two brothers, Harry Mikesell, of near Rossburg, and Merrill Mikesell, of Bloomington, Ind.

Services will be conducted on Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 13, 1948

Martha Banta Passes Away At Ansonia

Mrs. Martha Banta, 86-year-old widow of M. L. Banta, a retired farmer, passed away at 3:10 p. m. Wednesday at her residence in Ansonia following a six-weeks' serious illness from a complication of diseases.

A lifelong resident of Brown township, she was born on November 4, 1861, the daughter of Sevier and Margaret Corwin-Brown. She received her education in Ansonia schools and was a member of the Ansonia Christian church. Her husband's death occurred over one year ago.

Surviving are four sons, Lee B. Banta, of Greenville; Ray A., of Union City, and Loy L. and Farrell B., of Dayton; one grandson and three great-grandchildren.

The body will be returned to the late residence in Ansonia where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

Services will be held at the residence Saturday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. M. Smith. Interment will be made in Teegarden cemetery, near Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 13, 1948

James Ruby Dies Suddenly; Rites Friday - Formerly Served As Merchant Policeman For Thirteen years

James Ruby, 60, a former Union City West Side merchant policeman, died unexpectedly at 4 p. m. Wednesday at Veterans hospital in Dayton from an acute heart failure. He had been ill since June 1946, having suffered a severe heart attack in the West Side city building while on police duty.

Mr. Ruby was visited yesterday afternoon by a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Ruby, of Union City, and he appeared to be in good condition. His death occurred 30 minutes after the visit.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born on January 7, 1888, the son of Dr. S. B. and Della Haise-Ruby. He was graduated from West Side high school and attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for one year.

Following his education he was married to Florence Carter during 1916 in Union City. Her death occurred nine years ago.

Mr. Ruby had served as a Union City mail carrier for two years, a fireman on the New York Central railroad for two years, and was an electrical contractor for eight years. Fifteen years ago he became a member of the police force, having served until he suffered the heart attack. Since that time he had resided at the Veterans home in Dayton.

Mr. Ruby was a veteran of World War I, having served in the army for two years. He was a member of the Union City Methodist church, Elks lodge, and American Legion.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Patricia Ruby, of Winchester; two brothers, Dr. Ruby, and Clem Ruby, of Seattle, Wash., and one sister, Miss Florence Ruby, of Indianapolis. One son, Billy, preceded him in death 12 years ago.

Final rites will be conducted at the Fraze funeral home in Union City on Friday at 4 p. m. with Rev. Charles G. McCallister officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Jacob W. Routson

Bradford - Jacob W. Routson, 80, a member of the Miami county school board for more than 12 years, and former state representative from Darke county, died in his home here Monday. Survivors: wife, Jennie; two sons, Luther, Covington and Cletus, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Rhoades, of near Troy, and a brother, Frank, Covington. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Highland cemetery, Covington.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Myrtle Alber

Arcanum - Mrs. Myrtle Alber, 73, formerly of Arcanum, died Tuesday at the county infirmary, where her husband, A. A. Alber, passed away just one month ago. They had been medical patients at the home since March. Survivors: brother, Ernest Fourman, Arcanum, and two sisters, Mrs. Faye McMacken, also of Arcanum, and Mrs. Opal Arend, of Akron. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 14, 1948

Delbert Sierer Death Occurs In Union City

Delbert E. Sierer, a 68-year-old Jackson, Ohio, township farmer, died Thursday at 1:15 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a one-week serious illness. He resided near the Jackson school building and had been confined to the hospital since last Sunday.

A native of Freeman, Ind., he was born on February 22, 1880, the son of George W. and Laura Eichelbarger-Sierer. He came with his parents to the Jackson township community when he was four years old and received his education in the old Thomas school. Mr. Sierer was a member of the Teegarden Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Passmore-Sierer; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Coby, Union City route five, and Mrs. Larry Hulse, Greenville; one son, Wilbur Sierer, of Union City; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Final rites will be conducted in the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City on Sunday at 2 p. m. Rev Earl Lantz will officiate with interment in Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence until Sunday noon, at which time the body will be returned to the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 14, 1948

Mrs. Alva Green Dies At Home Near Winchester

Mrs. Alva Green, 87, died at her home, four and one-half miles west of Winchester, at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning following a lingering illness.

She was born in Wayne county on March 31, 1861, the daughter of William and Catharine (Davisson) Wright. She had lived on the farm near Winchester for the past seventy years. She was a member of the New Dunkirk church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl Huffman of Winchester route 2; two sons, Clyde of Belle Glade, Fla., and Ollie of Cicero, Ind; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Green will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Maxville church with Revs. Elvin Thornburg and Ancil Grubbs officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 15, 1948

Graveside Services For Infant Son Of Ridgeville Couple

Graveside services were held at Reitenour cemetery west of Deerfield Wednesday afternoon for Michael D. Grahg, infant son of Marcellus and Helen (Burton) Grahg of Ridgeville.

The infant was born Monday at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond and died ten hours after birth from congenital malformation of the heart.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mrs. Ruth Grahg of Richmond, George Burton of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Charles Austin of Dunkirk, and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Elliott of Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 17, 1948

Louise Ramsey Dies Suddenly At U. C. Home

Mrs. Louise F. Ramsey, 69, a member of a pioneer family in Union City, died suddenly at 12:15 a. m. today at her residence, 528 West Pearl street, Union City, from an acute heart failure she suffered 30 minutes earlier. She had been ailing since last July.

She was the daughter of Samuel J. and Lida Grebble-Fisher and came to Union City when she was one year old. After her education in Union City schools she was married to Claude Ramsey, a bridge contractor, and they made their home in Toledo, O. His death occurred about 11 years ago, and Mrs. Ramsey returned to Union City four years ago.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Presbyterian church in Union City.

Surviving are two brothers, S. J. and George Fisher, both of Union City. One son and a daughter died in infancy.

The body will be taken from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the late residence where friends may call after Tuesday at 4 p. m.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p. m. at the residence with Rev. O. J. McMullen officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 17, 1948

Harry J. Lay Dies In Indianapolis; Funeral Wednesday At Portland

Last rites for Harry Joseph Lay, 57, native of Ridgeville who died at 2:30 a. m. Sunday at the Claypool hotel in Indianapolis, will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Baird funeral home in Portland.

Rev. John Hunt will officiate, with burial in Lawndale cemetery, near Ridgeville. Friends may call at the funeral home. Death was attributed to a stroke.

Mr. Lay, president of the Lay Broom company of Portland, is survived by the widow, Ruby; a son, Samuel C. of Ridgeville; a daughter, Mrs. Berniece Patten of Portland; a brother, Arthur of Ridgeville, and a sister, Miss Gertrude Lay of St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was the son of Samuel and Alice (Damp) Lay, his father founding the Lay Broom company at Ridgeville in 1876. The factory was moved to Portland in 1923. The deceased was married to Ruby Wise August 20, 1913.

Mr. Lay was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges at Portland, the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star at Ridgeville and Scottish Rite and Shrine in Indianapolis.

Products of the Portland broom factory had a nationwide market, and Mr. Lay's company held a patent on the well known "kitchenette" broom, which had been contested in Randolph circuit court a couple of years ago. Mr. Lay won this suit against an action brought by the Schwartz broom factory, also of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 19, 1948

Randolph County Soldier Dead Are 'Home' For Burial

The body of Pvt. Robert L. Heaton, killed in action near Cherbourg, France, June 20, 1944, has arrived in the United States aboard the funeral transport Lawrence Victory. It will arrive in Union City at 10:12 a. m. Thursday and be taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester.

Graveside services will be held at Fountain Park cemetery at 3 p. m. Thursday in charge of Dr. Raymond D. Harris of Richmond, former pastor of the Main Street Christian church. Military rites will be in charge of Randolph Post 39, American Legion.

Pvt. Heaton was born in Randolph county June 2, 1919, the son of Clarence and Orpha (Brooks) Heaton. He attended school at Lynn, was formerly employed at the Winchester Stockyards and at the time of his induction on November 5, 1943, was employed at Overmyer Mould.

Surviving are the widow, Mildred of Richmond, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Rich of Winchester; the father, Clarence of Pennville, formerly of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Frazier of near Lynn and Mrs. Robert Ludwick of Winchester; two brothers, Danzil of near Winchester and Franklin of near Lynn, and an aunt, Mrs. Olive Morris of near Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 19, 1948

Randolph County Soldier Dead Are 'Home" For Burial

The body of Forrest Gable, who was killed in action in France, November 28, 1944, was to arrive at Modoc Wednesday evening, where it will remain at the Reynard funeral home until Friday night.

It then will be taken to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gale, near Losantville. The body arrived in the United States aboard the funeral transport Lawrence Victory.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Gable residence Sunday at 3 p. m. with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Sergeant Gable entered the armed forces in December of 1942, receiving his training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and Camp Campbell, Ky. He was born March 19, 1920 and was graduated from Losantville high school in 1938. He was sent overseas in October of 1944.

Survivors include the parents and four brothers, Delbert of Phoenix, Ariz., John Paul and Harold of Losantville, and Vernon of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Vinnie Rockhold

Greenville - Mrs Vinnie Rockhold, 66, widow of Elmer Rockhold, of Greenville, route two, died Monday at the Rose Lawn Rest Home in Spencerville, O. Her husband's death occurred last October. The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home here where services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Russell Moist, of here, and one brother, Rollie Ratliff, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 21, 1948

Former Resident Dies Today At Home In Detroit

Claud E. Shumaker, 55, formerly of the Union City community, died suddenly Friday morning at his home in Detroit, Mich., from the effects of a heart attack.

He was born in the Jackson, Ind. Township on September 29, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shumaker, and received his education in the old number seven Flory school.

For many years Mr. Shumaker had resided in Detroit where he was an employe of the Ford Motor company. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Detroit.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie Lambert Shumaker; four brothers, Harry, of Ft. Recovery, Thomas, of Dayton, Robert, of Detroit, and Ross, of Toledo; one sister, Mrs. Vernie E. Woodbury, of Union City.

The body will be brought to Union City by train and will be removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 21, 1948

Arthur R. Moore Funeral To Be Saturday At 10

Funeral services for Arthur R. Moore, 77, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Catey of Carlos, will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. at the Buena Vista church in charge of Revs. N. H. Thornburg and Francis Brown. Burial will be in the nearby cemetery.

The body has been removed to the home of Ralph Moore at Carlos.

Surviving are the wife, Anna; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Disinger of Warsaw, Mrs. James Robbins of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. William Catey of Carlos; four sons, Ralph of Carlos, Louis of Parker, Charles of Winchester and George of Farmland; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Gordon of Lynn and Mrs. Katie Harris of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Former Union City Resident Is Dead

Word has been received here of the death of William Ingle, 62, formerly of Union City, which occurred Thursday afternoon at a South Bend hospital following a one-week serious illness from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Ingle was born and reared in Union City and was the son of Mrs. Emma Woggerman. Prior to making his home in South Bend he had resided in Logansport.

Surviving are his wife, Lestie, and four children. A step-brother, Albert Woggerman resides in Union City.

Services took place in South Bend this afternoon, with burial at Logansport.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Dempsey Powers Succumbs At 90; Rites Sunday

Dempsey Powers, 90, retired farmer and Randolph county resident for the last 50 years, died Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Russell, in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. E. Van Houghton officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Powers was born in Jay county the son of Abraham and Rachel (Flesher) Powers.

Besides the son, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Goldie Byrd of Winchester and Mrs. Ernest Owens of near Winchester; and one brother, James H. Powers of Redkey.

Friends may call at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Byrd, 250 Watson street, Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Norman Freeman, Lifelong County Resident, Dies

Norman Freeman, 76, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died Friday afternoon. A retired farmer, Mr. Freeman had resided in and near Ridgeville and Winchester his entire life.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Collins of Winchester, Mrs. Robert Thornburg of near Winchester, and Mrs. Paul Mosier of Lawrenceburg; and one son, Glen Freeman of Jackson, Mich.

Last rites will be held at 10 a. m. Monday morning at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be at Fountain Park.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Annie Thomas

Greenville - Mrs. Annie C. [Hartzell] Thomas, 80, widow of James E. Thomas, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from a heart attack. She resided at 320 West Third street. Survivors: daughter, Ruby Thomas, at home; son, Jonas F. Thomas, of Cincinnati, and two grandchildren. Services: here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Darke County Death - A. D. (Bert) McCool

Greenville - Services were held here Friday for Albert Dale (Bert) McCool, 78, retired Greenville businessman, who died Tuesday at his Greenville home. Burial: Abbottsville. Survivors: wife, Ninta; one daughter, and two sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Elsie Foutz

Greenville - Miss Elsie Foutz, 62, a member of one of Greenville's most prominent families, was found dead early Wednesday in a hotel room at Washington, D. C., by her brother, Charles Lewis Foutz, retired navy commander, who resides in the nation's capital. She apparently died of natural causes, officials said. Services: in Greenville at Miller funeral home, 2 p. m. Saturday. Burial: city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 24, 1948

Darke County Death - Nancy Hayes

Greenville - Mrs. Nancy Ann [Moore] Hayes, 75, widow of Elmer Hayes, died at Wayne hospital here Thursday following an extended illness. She was a resident of Stelvideo. Survivors: three sons, one daughter, step-son, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Services: Sunday, Pleasant View church. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 25, 1948

Final Rites Held This Afternoon For Infant John Wasson

Funeral services were held at 2 0'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Summer funeral home in Winchester for John Leonard Wasson, jr., three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wasson, who died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the family home in Winchester. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Mary Ann and Ruth Naomi; a brother, Billy Ray; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Herrill of Saratoga, and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Wasson of Knowlton, Ky.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 25, 1948

Cora B. Dixon Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Cora Belle Dixon, 72, widow of the late Charles Dixon, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 10 a. m. Monday. She was a resident of Winchester.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Shockney of Winchester, Mrs. Mueford Ford of Bolivar, N. Y., and Mrs. Walter Ireland of Port Allegheny, Pa.; two sons, Charles and Donald, both of Winchester, two sisters, Mrs. Janet McGee and Mrs. William McConkey, both of Wheeling, W. Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dixon will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Herbert Boese and Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Dorothy Schilling, 10, Dies Today At Hospital In Celina

Dorothy Mae Schilling, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schilling of Union City route 1, died at 7:05 a. m. today at the Otis hospital at Celina, O.

She had been ill for one month and in a critical condition for the last two weeks.

The body will be removed to the home of the parents Thursday from the Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery, Ohio. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[May 27 - Funeral services will be held in the Trinity Lutheran church, Fort Recovery on Saturday at 2 p. m. Rev. V. R. Hefner will be in charge, with burial in Springhill cemetery at Fort Recovery. The child's death followed a one-month illness from Bright's disease.

A native of Miami county, she was born on January 18, 1938 and had resided in Darke county for the past seven years. She was a sixth grade pupil in Jackson, Ohio, township school and a member of the Lutheran church at Fort Recovery.

Besides the parents, she leaves one sister, Phyllis Marie, and two brothers, Robert Duane and John Otto, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schilling, Portland, route six; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Green, Covington, O.; one great-grandmother, Mrs. Ann Schilling, Versailles, O., and a great-grandfather, Henry Oda, Pitsburg, O.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

New Weston Man Commits Suicide; Services Thursday

Despondency over failing health is reported to have motivated the suicide of William Cottrell, 74, a retired Darke county farmer, who shot and killed himself Monday afternoon at New Weston.

Dr. Charles Geckler, Greenville, acting county coroner, reports that Cottrell killed himself with a .22 calibre rifle, the shot entering his right temple. His body was found behind a barn adjoining his home in New Weston.

Cottrell leaves his wife, Myrtle; three sons, Claude, of Cement Mich.; Edgar, of Rossburg, and Thomas, of New Weston; one daughter, Mrs. Thyra Detling, of Weston, O.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge. Burial will be in Holsapple cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Ansonia Man Dies Of Heart Ailment

Lemuel A. Grissom, 81, died Monday at his residence in Ansonia following a one-week illness from a heart ailment.

Mr. Grissom, a retired farmer, had operated a tool and hobby shop in Ansonia for the past six years. He had spent his entire life in the Ansonia community.

Surviving are his wife, Mariam; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah G. Bailey, and Mrs. Helen Hesson, both of Ansonia, and two grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia where friends may call

Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 10 a. m. with Rev. L. L. Young in charge. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Funeral Services Thursday For Pfc. Andrews

Funeral services for Pfc. Robert Andrews will be conducted at 1 p. m. Thursday at the National cemetery in New Albany.

Pfc. Andrews was killed in Normandy on D-day, June 6, 1944. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews of Modoc, and was graduated from McKinley high school with the class of 1939.

He entered the service in November of 1942 and received his training at Camp Croft, S. C. In December of 1943 he was sent to England to complete his training and on April 29, 1944, he married Phyllis D. Allum of London.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Farmland Man Dies At Jay County Hospital

William M. Garringer, 61, of seven miles northwest of Farmland, died at 7:20 o'clock Tuesday night at the Jay County hospital in Portland, where he had been a patient one week.

Surviving are the widow, Louie; one daughter, Mrs. Hubert Stauffer, of Albany; three sons, Cecil of Redkey, Acel of Parker, and Estiel of California; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Woodward of Union City, and Mrs. Albert Stephens of near Farmland; and four brothers, John, Jacob and Oscar, all of Farmland, and Linus of Redkey.

Funeral services for Mr. Garringer will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Hopewell church with Rev. Zelma Mills and Rev. Jesse Oren officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Madison Parent, Retired Lynn Merchant, Dead

Madison S. Parent, 73, died at his home in Lynn at 3:50 p. m. Tuesday. He was a retired merchant and a member of the Lynn Methodist church.

Surviving are the widow, Pearl; two daughters, Lucille Hodgins of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Leona Arisman of South Bend; two sons, John at home, and Robert of Richmond; two granddaughters, one sister, Mrs. H. D. McCabe of near Greenville.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorn officiating. Burial in the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Wednesday evening and at the residence after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Funeral Rites Arranged For Darke Flier

Greenville, O. - Services for Charles Paul Powell, 24-year-old flier who was killed Monday near Angola, Ind., will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home. Observers said he was killed when his low-flying P-51 plane struck the ground. He was a member of the National Guard.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Gerald Armstrong, of route four, Greenville, his father, Reuben Powell, of Covington, O.; his step-father, Gerald Armstrong; a brother, Donald Lee Powell, of near Greenville; step-brother, Keith Armstrong; step-sister, Mabel Armstrong, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powell, of Greenville.

Rev. D. G. Berkabile, of Union City, will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles C. Davis

Arcanum - Charles C. Davis, 84, former member of both the Arcanum church and board of public affairs, died Saturday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Jessie; one daughter, a brother and two sisters. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Darke County Death - Eva Kuhnle

Arcanum - Miss Eva Kuhnle, 90, who for a number of years was active as a dressmaker here, died Monday at the home of a nephew, three miles north of this place. Services: Wednesday, Here. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 27, 1948

Darke County Death - Penie A. Zimmerman

Ithaca - Services for Mrs. Penie A. Zimmerman, 81, who died Sunday night at her home near here, were held Wednesday at the residence. Burial: Mote cemetery. Survivors: seven daughters.

[Tennia Ann North-Zimmerman]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 28, 1948

Former Union City Resident Succumbs

Miss Mary Ryan, formerly of Union City, died Thursday morning at her home in Indianapolis following a nine-month illness from a complication of diseases.

A native of Union City, she was the daughter of Martin and Mary Ryan and attended the local St. Mary's parochial school. She left this city to make her home in Indianapolis 45 years ago and was a member of the St. Phillips Neri Catholic church in the latter city.

Surviving are two nephews and four nieces.

Funeral services will be held at the St. Phillips Neri church on Saturday morning. Burial will be in an Indianapolis cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Barbara Jean Wintrow

Greenville - Barbara Jean Wintrow, six-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Wintrow, of Tillman avenue, died Wednesday at her home. Other survivors: six brothers, and sisters; four grandparents, and a great-grandfather; Services: Friday, here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 29, 1948

Darke County Death - John W. White

Greenville - John W. White, 71, a retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors; wife, Erta; three sons, five daughters, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Mary F. Grow Funeral Set Wednesday At 2

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Grow, 57, widow of Russell Grow, who died Sunday night at the Randolph County hospital, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the East Street Christian church in charge of Rev. Gerald Martin, assisted by Rev. W. L. Denlinger. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed Tuesday from the Summers funeral home to the residence, 644 North East street.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth and Paul, both of Winchester; two daughters, Miss Frances Grow of Winchester and Mrs. Martha Yoder of Union City; one brother, Harold Wright, and a sister, Mrs. Lester Hickman, both of New Castle, and three grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Willis Funeral Thursday At Winchester Home

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Viola Willis, 67, who died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning at her home on North Meridian street, Winchester, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the residence in charge of Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Friends church. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Mrs. Willis, wife of A. W. (Wesley) Willis, superintendent of the sewage disposal plant, was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. She and Mr. Willis had quietly observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary only last Friday. The couple had lived in Winchester for the past 41 years.

The body was removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home to the residence Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving, other than the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Marie Blizzard of Winchester; three sons, Orville of Cleveland, Ohio, and Albert and Ira, both of New York City; four grandchildren, four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Double Rites Wednesday For Wreck Victims

Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Coats, both of whom were killed in an automobile accident late Saturday afternoon at a country road intersection seven miles south of Winchester, will be buried Wednesday at Fountain Park cemetery.

Double rites ill be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Winchester Friends church, the pastor, Rev. Kenneth Pickering, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills.

The bodies will lie in state for an hour before the services. At 2 o'clock the casket will be closed permanently.

Friends may call at the residence until the time the bodies are taken to the church.

Mr. Coats, 83, was killed when he was thrown out of an automobile, driven by his daughter, Mrs. Lydia Cranor, 59, of near Lynn, and Mrs. Coats (Ada), age 78, died at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester after being rushed there by ambulance from the scene of the accident. She also was thrown out of the car.

The elderly couple, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1938, lived five miles south of Winchester, and were in a party of three which had been decorating graves preparatory to Memorial day and was returning home.

Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Coats on their fiftieth wedding anniversary appears on an inside page.

They were the second and third traffic fatalities of 1948 in Randolph county.

The daughter, Mrs. Cranor, was cut slightly.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p. m. at the intersection of the Snow Hill and Hogback roads. Deputy Sheriff Cliff Hines, who investigated, said an auto driven by Charles W. Conway, 21, of Lynn, collided with the machine operated by Mrs. Cranor.

The two drivers apparently did not see each other, according to the deputy. Conway was headed west on the Snow Hill road and Mrs. Cranor was going south on Hogback.

Both vehicles went into a ditch after the collision and were damaged badly.

Conway's wife and their two children, Judith Ann, three years, and Jerry Wayne, seven months, escaped injury. Mrs. Conway's mother, Mrs. Ruby Bertram, 52, a passenger in the car, was treated for cuts and bruises by a physician.

Mr. and Mrs. Coats are survived, other than Mrs. Cranor, by three other daughters, Mrs. Leona Berry and Mrs. Lena Bales, both of Lynn, and Mrs. Alice Johnson of near Winchester; one son, Ralph A. Coats of Lynn; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Coats also is survived by one brother, Charles of near Winchester, and one sister, Mrs. Ella B. Locke of Winchester.

Mr. and Mrs. Coats were married January 14, 1888 at the home of Mr. Coats' grandmother, Matilda Coats, in Winchester, by a Friends minister, Rev. Simpson Hinshaw.

Mrs. Coats was the daughter of David A. and Lydia Botkin Cropper of near Buena Vista and a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. John W. Botkin. Dr. Botkin was one of Randolph county's pioneer doctors.

Mr. Coats was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Coats of near Winchester and the great-grandson of Mrs. Mary Reeder, one of Winchester's earliest settlers.

Mr. and Mrs. Coats had lived on the home farm for more than 50 years, the first four years of their married life being spent near Buena Vista.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Henry Oehler, Retired Farmer, Dead At 68

Henry Oehler, 68, prominent retired farmer and former trustee of Madison township, Jay county, passed away at the Jay County hospital Monday at 8 p. m. where he had been a patient since April 29, suffering from a broken right limb.

He was born December 14, 1879, in Madison township the son of David and Katherine (Losh) Oehler. On April 1, 1904 he married Clara Theurer who preceded him in death in 1944. He had been a resident of Portland for the past five years.

Surviving are one son, Clarence of Portland; three daughters, Mable C. and Edna C., at home, and Mrs. Emma Louise Champ of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Sara McKinley, of north of Boundary; one brother, Joe Oehler, of north of Boundary; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Mr. Oehler was a member of the St. James Lutheran church at Salamonia where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. V. R. Hefner. Interment in the Salamonia cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the late residence, 512 North Commerce street, Portland, Wednesday morning where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 2, 1948

Father Of Winchester Dentist Dies Tuesday

Ernest Davis, 65 father of Dr. L. M. Davis, Winchester dentist died Tuesday morning at the Randolph County hospital. He had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving in addition to the son is the widow, Bessie; one grandson, Johnny of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Davis of Fountain City; and two brothers, Fred Davis of Indianapolis, and "Jeb" Davis of Cincinnati.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 3, 1948

Services Friday For Ansonia Manchester

Funeral services for Rodney Miller, 37-year-old Ansonia businessman, who died Tuesday at Otis hospital in Celina following a heart attack, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Ansonia Christian church. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles. Friends may call at the Miller residence in Ansonia.

For several years Mr. Miller had been associated in business with his father, Noble Miller, in operating a monument company in Ansonia.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Hole Miller; one son, Steve; his father, Noble Miller, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Burnett and Mrs. Josephine Dapore, both of Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 3, 1948

Darke County Death - Nancy Jane Bateman

Greenville - Mrs. Nancy Jane Bateman, 90-year-old Greenville resident, died suddenly Sunday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Emma Bartholomal, in Piqua, following a heart attack. Services Wednesday, at Piqua. Burial: Forest Hill cemetery, Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 4, 1948

Woodington Woman Claimed By Death

Mrs. Viola Sarver, 40, wife of Oliver (Shorty) Sarver, died in her sleep early Thursday morning at her home in Woodington following a prolonged illness. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mrs. Sarver, formerly of Lorain, O., had resided in Darke county for the past 15 years and was a member of the Greenville Women of the Moose and of the Woodington Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. R. W. Willis, of Union City, route five; her mother, Mrs. Sarah Hemminger, of Lorain, and four brothers.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Woodington Christian church with Rev. J. G. Floyd officiating. Burial will be made Monday at Lorain. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Robert Burdge

Greenville - Robert Burdge, III, an active Greenville photographer for nearly a half century, died suddenly Tuesday night at his residence here from the effects of a heart attack. He was 72 years old. Survivors: two sister, Grace Burdge, of Greenville, and Mrs. John B. Hinchman, of Greenfield, Ind., and a half-brother, Rev. James Burdge, Scottsburg, Ind. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

Former Ridgeville Resident Dies At Indianapolis Friday

Mrs. C. Edmonson, 41, former Ridgeville resident, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday morning at her home in Indianapolis. She was the former Edith Odle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Odle, of Ridgeville.

Survivors include the husband, Cecil; two sons, Wayne and Keith, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Warren of Union City; one brother, Lee Odle of Ridgeville, and the parents.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

Dr. George H. Myers Is Claimed By Death

Dr. George H. Myers, a 77-year-old retired Methodist minister who resided at 401 North Plum street, Union City, passed away Friday at 1:30 p. m. at Grace hospital in Fort Wayne from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy. Dr. Myers had been ill for the past several months, but his condition was serious only a few days.

He was born on July 2, 1870 at Cadiz, Ohio, the son of Professor William and Eliza Jane Hunter-Myers. As a youth he moved with his family to Decatur where he graduated from high school. On June 23, 1896 he was united in marriage to Lila G. Schrock in the Presbyterian church at Decatur.

Dr. Myers taught school one year before entering DePauw university at Greencastle. He began preaching and entered the North Indiana Methodist conference in 1894 with his A. B. degree. Later he entered Boston university, graduating from the Theological school in 1896 with his S. T. B. In 1920 Syracuse university at Syracuse, N. Y., honored him with the D. D. and Ph. D. degrees.

In 1896 Dr. and Mrs. Myers were assigned to their first charge, the Anderson circuit. He later served as pastor at the following churches: Gaston, Fortville, Upland, Butler, Montpelier, Bloomington, Ill., Muncie Madison street, Logansport Market street, Redkey and at St. Marks in Goshen.

Dr. Myers supervised the building of four new churches, Fortville, Upland, Butler and Madison street, Muncie. For 15 years he represented the Board of Missions and the Board of Education of the Methodist church. The Board of Missions sent him on an extended trip through the Orient studying education work and the church in China, Japan, Korea, India and other countries. During this time Dr. and Mrs. Myers lived at Greencastle where their two daughters attended DePauw university.

During his extended career he also served as assistant superintendent of the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis for one year, was assistant secretary of the DePauw movement, Financial secretary of Illinois Wesleyan university at Bloomington and was a national representative of the church on the centenary and Board of Foreign missions.

Since his retirement in 1941, after serving 50 years in the ministry, Dr. Myers had been pastor of the Whitewater and Middleboro circuits. He had resided in Union City since his retirement and a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the wife, he leaves the two daughters, Mrs. Donald T. Turner, of Union City, and Mrs. Jess H. Allen, of Umitila, Fla.; two grandsons and two sisters, Mrs. Robert F. Harding, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Emory J. Wilson, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church with Rev. E. E. Kaufman, pastor, and Rev. F. A. Hall, of Muncie, in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour preceding the funeral, and the casket will remain closed during the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

County Native Dies At Muncie; Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Albert H. Vandegrift, a native of Randolph county who died at his home in Muncie Wednesday afternoon, were conducted at 3 p. m. (DST) Saturday at the Poplar Run Friends church, one mile west and four miles south of Farmland, with Rev. George Addington and Rev. Robert Jones in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Vandegrift was born in Randolph county but had been a resident of Muncie for 30 years. He was a retired employe of the Ball Brothers company and a member of the Friends Memorial church.

Surviving are the wife Lavina, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

James Strahan Dies At Randolph County Hospital

James S. Strahan, 72, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 7 a. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital where he had been a patient for one week.

Mr. Strahan resided at 512 South West street, Winchester. He had been in ill health for the past two years.

Surviving are the widow, Bertha; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie England of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Bertha Helbig officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery near Maxville.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

Widow Of Former Winchester Resident Dies In Washington

Mrs. Giddeon Bird, of Winchester, has been notified of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Emily Bird, in Pasco, Wash. Following a long illness. She was the widow of Carl Bird, a former Winchester resident.

The body will be brought to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester, following services in Pasco nest Monday. Short services and burial will in Winchester, the time to be announced.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Nathaniel Smith

Greenville - Nathaniel B. (Nat) Smith, 79, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Moore, in Greenville. He had resided here for the past four years. Services: at Xenia Saturday. Burial: Byron cemetery, Greene county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 5, 1948

Darke County Death - Pfc. William Hoblit

Greenville - The body of Pfc. William T. Hoblit, 21, Greenville, recently returned from Europe, arrived here Thursday and was removed to the Zechar funeral home. Military rites were held at the funeral home at 2 p. m. Saturday, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery. Pfc. Hoblit, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Hoblit, was killed in action on July 16, 1944 during the Battle of Normandy.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 7, 1948

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Ella Lally, of Union City, is mourning the death of a brother, Thomas O'Leary, 73, which occurred Friday evening following a long illness. He resided on Route one, Eaton, Ohio.

Mr. O'Leary formerly was a teacher in the Preble county school system for about 10 years. He was farmer in later years and was a member of the Church of Visitation, near Eaton.

Besides the sister, he leaves two daughters, two sons and eight grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 7, 1948

Aged Resident Of Union City Passes Away

Mrs. Ellen Catherine Reagan, 87-year-old widow of Robert M. Reagan, a Darke county farmer, passed away Saturday at 4 p. m. at her residence, 228 North Union street, Union City, following an eight-month illness. She was in a serious condition for the past two months.

A native of near Winchester, she was born on May 8, 1861, the daughter of James and Margaret Maloney-Grady. At an early age she came to the Union City community and received her education in the Mississinawa township schools in Darke county. She had resided in the Union City community practically all of her life.

Mrs. Reagan was a member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church and Rosary society of the church.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Ellen Reagan, at home; Mrs. Margaret Briner, of Hartford City, and Mrs. W. E. Leahey, sr., of Dayton; seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Jennie and Emma Reagan, preceded her in death.

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

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Father James M. Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 7, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles W. Kensler

Eldorado - Charles W. Kensler, 73, well known Eldorado carpenter, died Saturday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Frances; two daughters, 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four brothers and one sister. Services: New Madison, Monday. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 8, 1948

Death Claims Noah Noffsinger, Retired Farmer

Noah Noffsinger, an 84-year-old retired farmer, passed away at his residence, 735 North State Line street, Union City, late Monday morning following a stroke he suffered last Friday. He had been in failing health for the past several months.

A lifelong resident of Union City and community, he was born on February 13, 1864 in Jackson, Ind., township, the son of Eli and Martha Noffsinger. Following his education in Jackson township schools he was married to Rose Pierce in Union City on September 1, 1887. He was actively engaged in farming pursuits until 1927 when he made his home in Union City. Mr. Noffsinger was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Besides the wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Merritt Hampshire and Mrs. Fred Clear, both of Union City; Mrs. Robert McClain, Richmond, and Mrs. Mahlon Cain, of Piqua; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Dr. H. Noffsinger, of Union City, and Joseph Noffsinger, Covington, O. Preceding him in death were two daughters, Mrs. Alma Crawford and Miss Leora Noffsinger; one sister, Mrs. William Stewart, and two brothers, Ed Noffsinger and Squire Noffsinger.

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

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren in Union City, in charge of Rev. D. G. Berkebile, assisted by Capt. Floyd Root. Burial will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

[Published addition - The list of survivors should have included a sister, Mrs. Ida Brown, of near Union City. Preceding him in death were two daughters, Mrs. Edith Crawford and Miss Leora Noffsinger; two sisters, Mrs. William Stewart and Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, and two brothers, Ed and Squire Noffsinger.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 8, 1948

Long Illness Fatal To Jay County Man; Funeral Is Wednesday

Stephen A. Hathaway, 70, of near Salem, died Monday morning at the Jay County hospital in Portland, from complications following a stroke. He had been ill for the past year and in a serious condition for the last six weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Williamson chapel in Portland. Rev. J. H. Nall will be in charge and burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery.

The deceased was born in Jay county on April 18, 1878, the son of George A. and Jane (Parsons) Hathaway. On September 25, 1897, he was married to Roxy Shaneyfelt, who survives.

Surviving other than the widow are two sons, George Hathaway of Fort Wayne, and Earl Hathaway of Muncie; two daughters, Mrs. Murle Numbers of Lima, Ohio, and Miss Gladys Hathaway of Richmond; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Basil Hathaway of near Dunkirk, and Leon Hathaway of Madison township, Jay county; five half sisters, Mrs. Edna Evans of Dunkirk, Mrs. Blanch Hole of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Margaret Mitchell of Bradford, Ohio, Mrs. Ada Chew of Salamonia, and Mrs. Gaynell Shirk of Portland. A son, three sisters, two brothers, one half sister and two half brothers preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Portland at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 9, 1948

Asa F. Watson, Aged County Resident, Dies

Asa F. Watson, a 91-year-old lifelong resident of Randolph county, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John W. Turner, 629 Chestnut street, Union City, following a one-year illness from senility. His condition was serious for the past six weeks.

He was born on September 17, 1856 near Deerfield, the son of Robert and Eva Steed-Watson. After his education in Deerfield schools he was married to Anna Trammel, who preceded him in death 12 years ago. Mr. Watson was actively engaged as a plasterer and farmer until his retirement 25 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Turner, at whose home he died, and Mrs. William J. Bradley, of Canton, O.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mann, of Dayton, and one brother, Rev. John A. Watson, of Harrisville. One son and a daughter preceded him in death.

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

Final rites will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be made in Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 9, 1948

Darke County Death - George E. Traebing

Greenville - George E. Traebing, 87-year-old Greenville township farmer, died Sunday at his home two miles east of here. Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Opal Garbig, route two; Mrs. Angie Riesley, of Pitsburg, and Mrs. Echo Hyer and Mrs. Maude Oswalt, both of near Arcanum; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Abbottsville

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Andrew Wolf

Greenville - Services were held Wednesday at Beamsville for Andrew Wolf, 73, of Greenville, who died Sunday at Wayne hospital here. Burial: Beamsville cemetery. Survivors: daughter, Ruth Palser, of here, one brother and three sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 10, 1948

Harry Robey, 62, Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Harry E. Robey, 62, of near Winchester, died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Randolph County hospital following an illness of five years.

He was born in Illinois on October 19, 1885, and came to Randolph county 46 years ago. He was a member of the Winchester Gospel tabernacle.

Surviving are the wife, Carrie (Pratt) Robey; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Johnson of Saratoga; two step children, Bernice Delk of Winchester, and Harry Jessu of Lancaster, Ohio; two brothers, Adrian of Troy, Ohio, and Roscoe of Equality, Ill.; one foster sister, Pearl Elliston of Peru.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Russell Castle in charge. 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, June 10, 1948

Darke County Death - Ephram Hulett

Hollansburg - Ephram Hulett, 36, died Monday night at his home on Hollansburg, route two. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Services and burial took place at Carterville, Ky. Survivors: wife, Vina; three sons; two daughters, and his mother, Mrs. Irene Hulett of Hollansburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 11, 1948

Former Manager Of Branham Hotel Dies In Indianapolis

Herman B. Masslich, 81, former manager of the Branham hotel in Union City, died this morning at his home in Indianapolis after a several months illness.

The body will be brought to the Fraze funeral home in Union City whee services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

[Published later - The death of Mr. Masslich occurred after a several months' illness. His condition was serious for the past two weeks.

A native of near Union City, he was the son of Allen and Ellen Masslich. He attended Darke county schools and was married to Grace Warren, whose death occurred in 1941. Prior to making his home in Indianapolis many years ago, he was manager of the Branham hotel for nine years. He also was engaged in the hotel business at Indianapolis for several years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Fenberg, of Indianapolis and one sister, Mrs. Stella Ervin, of Westfield, Ind.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 11, 1948

Former Union City Man Dies At Dayton

John Wesley Stiver, 91 year old former resident of Union City, died at 12:45 a. m. today at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an illness of four weeks.

He resided at the home of a son, Charles H., 1805 Tuttle Avenue, Dayton, and had been in a serious condition for the past week.

A native of Palestine, Ohio, he was born on May 29, 1857, and attended Darke county schools. He was a retired farmer and was married to Helen D. Martin, who died in 1946.

He resided in Union City for 18 years prior to moving to Dayton two years ago. He was a member of the Coletown Christian church.

Surviving are four sons, Charles and Omer, both of Dayton, Otho of Oxnard, Cal., and Jess of Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Mote of Dayton; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Two sons, Earl and Ray, preceded him in death.

Final rites will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. W. L. Denlinger officiating. Burial will be in the Manuel cemetery at Coletown. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 11, 1948

Jay County Farmer Is Killed As Auto Plunges Into Ditch

Portland, Ind. June 11 - Gerald M. Kirkendall, 34, farmer of two miles north of Portland, was killed about 7:45 o'clock Tuesday night when he lost control of his car on a curve and it plunged into a deep ditch near New Mt. Pleasant. He was dead of a skull fracture as nearby residents reached the accident scene.

At the time of the accident, he was driving to his home from a farm near Redkey, where he had been working. He recently moved from the farm.

Surviving are the widow, Ruby V.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Gaunt of Waynesdale; and two brothers, Raymond, of Connersville, and Merritt of east of Pennville.

The body was removed to the Williamson mortuary in Portland. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Sarah Ann Rosser

Arcanum - One of Darke county's oldest residents, Mrs. Sarah Ann Rosser, who celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday anniversary last January 16, died Wednesday at her home here. Mrs. Rosser was the widow of William F. Rosser, who founded the Rosser Lumber company in Arcanum. Survivors: daughter, Nona, at home; one son, Fred, of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, 3 p. m., residence. Burial: Abbottsville. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 11, 1948

Darke County Death - Lillian Evans

Greenville - Mrs. Lillian Booker Evans, 77, widow of Burr Evans, Greenville grocer, died Thursday at Wayne hospital here. Survivors: son, Wallace Booker, of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Harley Roeser, Piqua; Ethel L. Booker, Greenville, and Lois Booker, Columbus. Services: Saturday, 2:30 p. m., Miller funeral home. Interment: Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Lulu M. Parker Dies Friday At Winchester Home

Lulu Mae Parker, 75-year-old widow of Lambert Parker, died Friday afternoon. She had resided at 651 North East street, Winchester. She came to Randolph county 55 years ago from Ohio. She was a member of the Winchester Friends church.

Survivors include three sons, Leo Wolf of Anna, Ohio, Onie and Inzie Parker, both of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Runkle of Piqua, Ohio; two brothers, Ancel Powell of Muncie, and David Powell of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Fred Longfellow of Fountain City, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Monday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Mrs. Reba Kaupp Dies Suddenly At Age Of 22

Mrs. Reba Florence Kaupp, 22, wife of Charles Kaupp of Cosmos, northeast of Union City, died unexpectedly at about 3:30 o'clock this morning at the Union City hospital from complication resulting from the birth of a son, Craig Lee, by caesarian section last Saturday.

She was born on December 30, 1926, in Muncie, the daughter of W. J. and Violet (Dawson) Richey. She attended the Muncie schools until 1936 when she moved with her parents to Union City. Following her graduation from West Side high school in 1944 she was married to Mr. Kaupp in Union City on August 15, 1945, Mrs. Kaupp was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are the husband, Charles; the son, Craig Lee, whose condition is described as good; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Richey, of Union City; a twin sister, Mrs. Charles Goodrich of Union City; two other sisters, Mrs. Ed Dubois of Union City and Mrs. Stanley Riffle of Lincoln, Neb.; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Richey, sr., of Dayton; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dawson of Union City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. The body is at the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after noon Sunday.

[Later a change was announced and the funeral services took place at the funeral home.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Brother-In-Law Is Claimed By Death

William Dancer, 59, brother-in-law, of Dr. F. Eugene Hart, of Union City, died Friday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton from the effects of a heart attack he suffered one week ago. Mr. Dancer had resided in Dayton for several years and was employed at the Bayman Shoe store. He formerly lived in Greenville.

His immediate survivors include a wife Edna; one daughter, Martha Lee, three brothers, and five sisters.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Death Claims Lydia Harshman At Winchester

Mrs. Lydia Harshman, 58, wife of Earl Harshman, 529 N. Columbia street, Union City, died at 5 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a major operation she underwent on Friday morning. She had been ailing for the past several months.

Mrs. Harshman formerly resided in Farmland, having come to Union City about six years ago. She was a member of the Nazarene church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Engle, of Farmland; one son, Max Phelps, of Winchester; a step-son, Joseph Harshman, of Union City; her mother, Mrs. Dora Driscoll, of Farmland; three grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Driscoll, of New Pittsburg; Asial, of Farmland; Clyde, of Modoc, and John, who resides in Oklahoma, and two sisters, Idris Seibert, of Winchester, and Gladys Brown of California.

The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland. Funeral arrangements were to be made this afternoon.

[Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Winchester Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Clifton DeBord. Burial was in Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Cora Coffin, 74, Dies Friday At Winchester Home

Cora L. Coffin, 74, died at her home, 819 North West street, at 1:30 o'clock Friday morning following a serious illness of two days.

A lifelong resident of Randolph county, Mrs. Coffin was born August 26, 1873. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Main Street Christian church of Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, Ed, and one sister, Mrs. Opal Howell of Marienville, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Lee McKinley in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Carol Keesy

Greenville - A thirteen-year-old girl's vacation visit with relatives in Bucyrus, O., came to a tragic end Thursday evening when she was fatally injured in a collision involving a motor bike and two automobiles. Victim of the accident was Carol Frances Keesy, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Keesy, who operates the C. and M. restaurant here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Sallie Miller

Clarence J. Miller, Greenville funeral director is mourning the death of his step-mother, Mrs. Sallie Miller, 85, which occurred Thursday night at the home of a son, Ralph K. Miller, in North Manchester. Services: Saturday, Gettysburg. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery, near Gettysburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 14, 1948

Rites For Brother Of Local Woman

Services for Pfc. Robert W. Wackler, brother of Mrs. Glenna Baker, of Union City, were conducted Saturday at the Routzan funeral home in Covington, O. Burial was in Highland cemetery, near Covington. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Wakler, route one, Covington, Pfc. Wackler was killed in Action on February 2, 1945 in Burma.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 14, 1948

Farmer Crushed To Death By Tractor

Greenville - June 14 - John Wogaman, 37, Franklin township farmer, was crushed to death between a rear wheel of his tractor and a corn crib Friday night. The accident was discovered by Wogaman's wife at about 7 p. m. when she went to the barn in search of her husband.

She called Dr. E. R. Irvin, of Bradford, but the farmer was dead when the physician arrived.

Services were held this afternoon at the Versailles Lutheran church, with Burial in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 14, 1948

Edna L. Hawley Dies At Home In Union City

Edna L. Hawley, 58, died at her home in Union City at 11:30 a. m. Saturday following an illness of several years. Born in Jay county, she had resided in Randolph county for several years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Marsh, of Ridgeville, Mrs. Doris Engle of near Union City, and Mrs. Pearl Sipe of Saratoga; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Groman of Portland, and Mrs. Arical Elliott of Ridgeville.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester for Burial preparation. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 14, 1948

Darke County Death - Edward Hoelscher

Osgood - Services were held Monday in St. Nicholas church at Osgood for Pfc. Edward Henry Hoelscher, 24, of Osgood, who was killed in action in North Africa on March 31, 1943. Burial was at St. Martin's cemetery. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frdd Hoelscher, eight brother and sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 16, 1948

Prominent County Farmer Dead; Rites Thursday

Erman S. Hiatt, 56, prominent Randolph county farmer died at 6:20 o'clock Tuesday night in the Randolph County hospital following an eight-week serious illness. He was a lifelong resident of the county and lived on Winchester route 2.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Randolph Friends church of which he was a member. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock Wednesday night.

Surviving are the widow, Alice; two daughters, Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs. Duane Eisenhour, both of Winchester; four brothers, Henry, Elmer, Azor and Eli, all of Ridgeville; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Adams, and Mrs. Mary Acker, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Pearl Henizer of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 16, 1948

Darke County Death - William E. Peden

Greenville - William E. Peden, 73, Greenville laborer, died Saturday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Minnie; one brother, Carl Peden, this city; one half-brother, and two half-sisters. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 16, 1948

Darke County Death - Samuel W. Long

Versailles - Services were held Tuesday at Versailles for Samuel W. Long, 81-year-old Darke county native, who died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Yekrons, in Dayton. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Other survivors: Three sons, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Prominent Greenville Civic Leader Dies

Carl G. Rentz,59, prominent Greenville business and civic leader, died Wednesday at his residence, 215 East Mail street, Greenville, after an extended illness.

Mr. Rentz had been active in the jewelry business at Greenville for 41 years. He served for eight years, 1939 to 1947, as secretary of the Greenville city civil service commission, was a charter member and past president of the Greenville Kiwanis club, and was a former president of Greenville Country club. He was also a member of the Greenville Masonic lodge and of St. Paul's Lutheran church in that city.

The body was removed to the Turpen-McKinley funeral home in Greenville where friends may all. Pending word from a son residing in California no burial arrangements were to be completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1948

O. L. Morrow, 70, Dies Suddenly At Union City Home

O. L. Morrow, 70, former operator of the City Cigar store in Union City, dropped dead at his residence, 336 West Pearl street, Union City, at 9 a. m. today from the effects of a heart attack.

He had been in failing health for the past three and one-half years. A native of Pennville, he was born on February 13, 1878, the son of Simon P. and Lib Ann Morrow. He attended the Pennville schools and came to Union City twenty-two years ago. In 1925 he was married to Mary Jane Turner in Union City, who is the only immediate survivor. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Harry C. Simmons, Former Resident, Dies In Indianapolis

Word has been received in Winchester of the death of a former resident, Harry C. Simmons, about 68, who died at Indianapolis at the home of his sisters, Gertrude and Etta Simmons.

The body will be cremated and the ashes brought to Winchester Saturday for burial in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Simmons, an invalid with heart trouble for the past four years, was the son of the late Benjamin Simmons, a former Randolph county recorder. He attended Winchester schools, leaving here about 40 years ago. Only other survivor is a brother Charles of Indianapolis. Randolph county relatives include several cousins.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Herb Peirce, 76, Dies Wednesday At Lynn Home

O. H. (Herb) Peirce, 76, passed away at his home in Lynn at 5 a. m. today following an illness of several months. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Fountain City Methodist church.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; one daughter, Mrs. Cliff Allen of Fountain City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Friday at the residence in Lynn. Burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City. Friends may call at the residence after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 17, 1948

Darke County Death - J. Finley Drake

Arcanum - J. Finley Drake, 88, a retired Big Four railroad employe, died Monday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Anna; three sons, Clyde, of Columbus; Ray, of Troy, and Lloyd, Dayton; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services: Wednesday, at Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 18, 1948

George Brown, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

George L. Brown, a 69-year-old retired farmer, died at 3:15 a. m. today at the home of a son, James D. Brown, on Union City, route three, near Hillgrove, following a five-year illness from a complication of diseases. His condition was serious for the last year.

He was born on March 10, 1879 in Meade county, Ky., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, and attended schools in that county. In 1929 he made his home in Johnson county, Ind., later coming to the Union City community in 1939.

Mr. Brown belonged to the Mount Hope Methodist church in Mead county and also was a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Besides the son, his only immediate survivors include one grandson and a great-granddaughter.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Saturday.

Services, in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, will be conducted on Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Arthur W. Moore

Greenville - Arthur W. Moore, 75, a former Greenville cabinet maker, died Tuesday evening in Dayton where he had spent the major part of his life. Survivors: wife, Tillie, and one son, Floyd Moore, of Greenville, route four. Services: Greenville, Friday. Burial: here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Vinnie Corwin

Arcanum - Mrs. Vinnie Corwin, 70, wife of Bud Corwin, former Darke county deputy sheriff, died Tuesday at her home near this place. Services: Friday, Abbottsville church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 19, 1948

Darke County Death - Sarah C. Matheny

Greenville - Mrs. Sarah C. Matheny, 89-year-old Greenville widow, died suddenly Wednesday from a heart attack at Nashville, Tenn., where she had been visiting for the last week with a son, W. E. Matheny. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Frances Lower, Greenville; two sons, Amos, of Hickman, Ky., and W. E. Matheny, of Nashville. Services and burial were held at Union City, Tenn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 21, 1948

Darke County Death - Harry C. Fisher-Oliver

Greenville - Harry C. Fisher, 54, residing four miles west of Greenville, died suddenly Thursday afternoon from a heart attack while assisting a neighbor, Ed Grote, with farm chores. He had moved to the farm west of Greenville just three months ago from the Ansonia community. Survivors: wife, Edna; one son, Francis Eugene, at home; two sisters and one brother. Services: Monday, at Greenville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 22, 1948

Death Claims Robert J. Ridley At Hospital

Robert J. Ridley, 37, former Winchester high school commercial teacher, died at the Randolph County hospital at 6:45 a. m. Tuesday following a long illness.

His ill health forced him to retire from his teaching duties fourteen months ago. He had been in serious condition for the past eight months and was admitted to the hospital Sunday morning after he had fractured a leg in a fall at his home in Winchester.

Mr. Ridley came to Winchester five years ago He acquired a great many friends during his short residence in the city and was well liked by all those who knew him. His friendly personality and easy going manner made him very popular among his students.

Prior to coming to Winchester Mr. Ridley taught in the Bedford, Ind. Schools. He received his education in Detroit, Mich., and Terre Haute. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are the widow, Catherine; two children, Keith and Roberta, both at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ridley of Detroit; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Perry of Indianapolis and Mrs. Earl Weiss of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 22, 1948

Last Rites Held For County Native Farmer; Grain Elevator Operator

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Doan & Son funeral home in Richmond for C. C. Anderson, 73, Randolph county native and retired grain elevator operator, who died in a Detroit, Mich. Hospital Sunday morning. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiated and burial was in Spartanburg cemetery.

Mr. Anderson had been ill for several weeks. His death followed an operation at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond and another operation in Detroit.

He was born in Randolph county and operated an elevator at Dunkirk for 25 years. He also operated a flour mill at Lynn and an elevator at Greenville, Ohio. After his retirement in 1939, he and Mrs. Anderson lived in Milton before they moved to Richmond where they resided at 42 South Seventeenth street. The couple observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary December 23, 1945. He was a member of the First Christian church.

Surviving in addition to the widow, are two sons, Von of Logansport, and Joshua of Middletown, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce Garland of Detroit; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 1948

Darke County Death - John Hathaway

Greenville - John H. Hathaway, 80, a retired Darke county farmer and saw mill operator, died Tuesday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Biddie; five sons, Lloyd, New Madison, route one; Robert, Greenville, route one; Fred and Allen Hathaway, both of Palm Springs, Calif., and Ray Hathaway, Greenville, and six daughters, Mrs. William Locke, Mrs. Andy Brohan and Mrs. Waldo Brandon, all of Dayton; Myrl Hathaway and Mrs. John Williams, Greenville, and Mrs. Luther Armstrong, New Madison, route one. Services: here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 25, 1948

Former Resident Of Lynn Community Dies In Michigan

Word has been received here of the death of Harry Chenoweth, 70, former resident of the Lynn community.

His death occurred Tuesday in Newberry, Mich., where he had resided following his retirement as foreman in a planing mill at Manistique, Mich. He had been gone from Lynn for about 45 years. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lona Chenoweth; three daughters, Doris, of Kalamazoo, Edna, of Detroit, and Gladys Newberry; three sisters, Mrs. John Beverly, of Lynn, Mrs. Leo Horn, of Union City, and Mrs. T. C. Love, of Spring Grove; two brothers, A. G. Chenoweth, of West Manchester, Ohio, and E. B. Chenoweth, of Mount Vernon, Wash., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Chenoweth were held today at Newberry.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 25, 1948

Former Boundary Store Owner Dies Of Crash Injuries

Portland, Ind., June 25 - Harry Liggett, 46, well known Jay county farmer and former Boundary store owner, died at 12:20 o'clock this morning in St. John's hospital at Anderson from injuries suffered in a truck-automobile collision June 15 on state road 67 south of Anderson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Boundary church in charge of Rev. H. G. Perry. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery. The body has been removed to the home from the Baird mortuary in Portland.

Mr. Liggett suffered a pelvic fracture and other injuries when his truck was involved in a traffic accident with a car operated by Coyt Gormany, 25, of Union, Miss., which occurred about three miles south of Anderson at the intersection of state highway 67 and the Brown street road. Liggett was enroute to Indianapolis at the time.

The condition of Mr. Liggett, who was taken to the Anderson hospital immediately following the accident, did not become serious until Tuesday of this week.

Surviving are the widow, Ada; four sons, Ralph, Harold, Howard and Ronnie, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Marie Downing of Bryant, and three brothers, Ray, of Geneva, Charles and Cyril, both of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 25, 1948

Darke County Death - John L. Petry

Greenville - John Leslie Petry, 69, former employe of the General Athletic Products company here, died Tuesday at his home 218 Euclid avenue. His wife, Pearl, is the only immediate survivor. Services: Friday, here, with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 26, 1948

Darke County Death - John H. Wogoman

Delisle - John H. Wogoman, 81, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home in Delisle. Survivors: wife, Ada; one son, Lester of Arcanum, route one; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, Abbottsville EUB church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 28, 1948

Services Held Today For Former Resident

Services were conducted this morning at St. Lawrence Catholic church in Muncie for John T. (Jack) O'Connor, 71, a former resident of Union City, who died at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie after a month's illness. Burial was in Elm Ridge cemetery at Muncie.

Mr. O'Connor had resided on the East Side of Union City until moving to Muncie more than forty years ago. For the past 20 years he was a machinist at the Indiana Steel and Wire plant in the latter city. He was a member of St. Lawrence church and of the Eagles lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Katherine; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Martin Erienbaugh, of Muncie; two stepsons, Leo Puckett, of Mt. Summitt, and Melvin Ulrey, of Muncie, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dragoo, of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 28, 1948

Picture Of Della May Cox Quilting A Blanket

Funeral services for Mrs. Della May Cox, 78, who died Sunday at 2 a. m. at her home five miles west of Lynn, will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Carlos Christian church.

Last rites will be in charge of Rev. Arle Cortner, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until the hour of the services.

Mrs. Cox, a member of the Carlos Christian church, is survived by the husband, William L.; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Norman of near Carlos, Mrs. Maude Moore of Hollansburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Elsie Puckett of near Greenville, Ohio; three sons, Marion R. and George, both of near Lynn, and County Recorder Robert M. Cox of near Carlos; a half-brother, Fred Whitehead of near Winchester, 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. William Louis Cox celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary October 4, 1947 and were making plans to observe the sixtieth anniversary this fall. Mrs. Cox, who would have been 79 years old October 1, was born in Randolph county near Blountsville, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Whitehead. She and her husband were married at Carlos October 4, 1888.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Miss May Unger

Gettysburg - Miss Lydia May Unger, 42, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Unger, died at midnight Wednesday at the home of her parents on North Bridge street after a lingering illness. Services: Sunday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Alicia R. Hottel Dies Following Heart Attack

Mrs. Alicia R. (Redmond) Hottel, 76, passed away Monday at 5:30 p. m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellen Dail, one mile north of Ridgeville, of a heart attack suffered after mowing the lawn.

Surviving are the sister; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Redmond of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Murphy) Redmond.

The body will remain at the Middleton Mortuary in Ridgeville where the Rosary will be recited at the chapel Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Member of the Winchester church are encouraged to attend.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a. m. at the Portland Catholic church with Rev. Robert Borg officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

William Hawkins Dies At Home In Spartanburg

William H. Hawkins, 81, passed away at his home in Spartanburg at 11:25 p. m. Monday following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the widow, Ida M.; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Chenoweth of Spartanburg; two brothers, John E. of Montgomery, Ala., and Oliver M. of Richmond; three grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Spartanburg Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Former Modoc Resident Dies In California

Mrs. Bonnie Lee Farqular, 72, wife of Charles R. Farqular of Crown Point, former resident of Modoc, died of a heart attack Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn DuBois, at San Bernadino, Cal., where they had been visiting several months.

Survivors besides the husband are five daughters, Mrs. DuBois, Mrs. Marion Haisley of Cambridge City, Mrs. Russell Edwards of Spartanburg, Mrs. LaRue Wiesbrook of Naperville, Ill., and Mrs. James McQuage of Knox; a son, Ralph, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ho**** Ernley, of Chicago, Mrs. Josephine Wood of Portland, and a brother, Smith Lee, of Modoc.

The body will arrive in Modoc Thursday for burial services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Darke County Death Ida Sentman

Pleasant Hill - Mrs. Ida Sentman, 76, died Thursday at the home of a son, James Sentman, Pleasant Hill, route one, following a prolonged illness. Services: Sunday, at Brookville. Burial: Arlington cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Pfc. Harold Newbauer

Greenville - The war dead from the Miami Valley area, including one Darke countian, are being returned to the United States from Manila aboard the army transport Sergeant Morris E. Crain. The Darke Countian is Pfc. Harold E. Newbauer, son of Mrs. Estella M. Newbauer, Greenville, route one.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Emma Hecker

Greenville - Mrs. Emma [Lamb] Hecker, 73, wife of Sherman Hecker, died Saturday at her home here. Other survivors: one son, Orville, of New Madison; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ratcliff, Greenville, route four; Miss Ilah Hecker, at home and Mrs. Beulah Ray, Greenville, route five. Services, Here, Tuesday. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 30, 1948

Body Of Gettysburg Man Found In Auto-motorcycle

The decomposed body of a man identified as Hubert Lee Johnson, 34, of Gettysburg, Ohio, was found in his parked auto on the Hayes road east of Richmond, Ind., Tuesday afternoon.

Henry F. Unser, Wayne county coroner, said late Tuesday night he had not completed his investigation of the case. He said there was no evidence of violence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 30, 1948

Darke County Death - Alex D. Hayes

Greenville - Alex D. Hayes, 80, who several years ago was a merchant policeman here, died at 9:30 p. m. Sunday at the Darke county infirmary where he had been a medical patient for the last month. His wife, Clara, died in 1920. Survivors include three step-daughters. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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