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Surviving are the father, Donald Geesy, of route four, Union City, and three brothers, Harold, Floyd and Lloyd, all of Union City.

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

Body Of Lynn Soldier Being Returned Home

The body of a Randolph county soldier, T-Sgt. John M. Elliott, will be among those to be returned to Indiana aboard the Lawrence Victory.

Elliott, son of Elston H. and Ethel H. Elliott, of Lynn, lost his life on May 12, 1944, in a plane crash in England. His brother, Lt. William M. Elliott, was stationed with the army in England at that time and attended funeral services there.

Elliott was born near Spartanburg May 25, 1920 and enlisted in the air corps on April 17, 1942. He received training at Patterson Field, Ohio, Bowman Field, Ky., Lawson Field, Ga., and Del Valley, Texas, being sent overseas in November of 1942. He was a radio operator in the troop carrier command, flying in the commanding officer's plane.

He wore the good conduct ribbon and the ETO ribbon with five stars designating the following combat areas: Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and England. In January of 1944 he was awarded the air medal for his part in the Salerno, Italy, invasion.

He was graduated from the Lynn high school with the class of 1938. He was a member of the Lynn lodge, F. and A. Masons and the Methodist church. Prior to his enlistment in the air corps, he was employed at the International Harvester company plant at Richmond.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 28th at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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

In Memorandum

In memory of Mrs. Florence Austerman, who passed beyond the great divide, May 29, 1948. The call was sudden, the act severe, little we knew that death was near. Only those who have loved can tell the sorrow of parting without farewell. She was the mother of Charles Gierman and Leonard Austerman, Jr. With blinding tears and aching heart I write these words in loving memory of her. She knew how to love and how to inspire love in the hearts of others. She was loving and kind in all her ways, upright and just to the end of her days. Then fair and true in heart and mind, beautiful memories she left behind. Deep in our hearts lies a picture of a loved laid to rest. In memory's frame we shall keep it because she was one of the best and though the years be many or few, they will be filled with remembrance of you.

Sleep on dear Florence and take thy rest.
Gone is the one we loved so well.
Silent is the voice we loved to hear.
The pearly gates re open, a gentle voice said come, and with farewell unspoken she entered her heavenly home.
Written by - Mrs. Frank Austerman.

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

Darke County Death - Samuel A. Stover

Ansonia - Samuel A. Stover, 65, retired Darke county school teacher, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a lingering illness. Mr. Stover had lived in Ansonia for the past two years but spent the major part of his life in the Versailles community where he was active as a school teacher for more than 30 years. Survivors: wife, Cecil; one daughter, and two sons. Services: Thursday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

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

Joseph A. Hart, Related Locally, Dies At Detroit

Joseph A. (Barney) Hart, 79, formerly of Darke county, died Wednesday at his home in Detroit.

Surviving are four sons, Eugene, Herbert, Ralph and Avon; two sisters, Mrs. William Conrad and Mrs. Lawrence Hufford, both of Union City; a brother, Albert Hart, and a half-brother, Link Hart, also of Union City. A nephew, O. L. Hart, resides on Greenville route five.

The body was returned to Greenville this afternoon. Services will be held at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in that city at 3 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Henry D. Bragg Dies In Sleep At Winchester Home

Henry D. Bragg, 70, lifelong resident of Randolph county, died in his sleep at his home at 509 East North street, Winchester, Friday night. He was an employe of the Overmyer Mould company at Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Lola Rector of Milford, Ohio, and Mrs. William Rector of Winchester; two sons, Bert Bragg of Spartanburg, and Oren Bragg of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Paul Spradling of Winchester; one stepson, Norman Wilson of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Owens of Winchester, and Mrs. Bessie Ditmer of Union City; two brothers, Harle Bragg of Chicago, Ill., and P. A. Bragg of Winchester; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Bragg will be conducted at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Winchester Nazarene church with Rev. Zelma Mills, Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. E. Van Houghton officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Saratoga.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 2 p. m. Sunday.

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

Darke County Death - Gertrude Winn

Greenville - Mrs. Gertrude Beck Winn, 49, wife of Clyde R. Winn, of Greenville, died Wednesday at a Cambridge, O. hospital where she had been a patient for the last year. Services: Saturday in Greenville. Burial: here. Other survivors: three children, Mrs. Phyllis Riegel, Mrs. Betty Alexander and David Winn, all of Greenville; three grandchildren, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beck, this city.

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

Death Claims Hattie Study; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Hattie Focht Study, 78, of 405 East Main street, Union City, passed away Monday at 12:30 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Geeting, Union City, route two, following a several years' illness from a complication of diseases. Her condition was serious for the last week.

She was born on June 7, 1870 at Gratis, Ohio, and at an early age came to Winchester where she received her education. In 1890 at Winchester she was married to William Asa Study, who preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Study had resided in Randolph and Darke counties practically all her life and was a member of the Union City Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Geeting, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Edna Coates, of Montpelier, Ind.; four sons, Clyde and Ralph Study of Dayton; John M. Study, of Portland, and Dale Study, Cleveland; 30 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Wednesday.

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

Rites Are Held For 82-year-old U. C. Resident

Final rites for Mrs. Lavenia Bartholomew, 82, who died Saturday afternoon at her home on First street, just off of Main street, Union City, where conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Charles G. McCallister was in charge, with burial in Union cemetery.

Mrs. Bartholomew had been in declining health for the past several years, but her condition was serious only the last two weeks. She recently had returned to her home after spending several months with a daughter, Mrs. B. G. DeWeese, of Cincinnati.

A lifelong resident of Union City, she was born on February 2, 1866, the daughter of John D. and Lavenia Tate-Fowler. She attended West Side school and in 1892 was united in marriage with Virgil G. Bartholomew, whose death occurred on December 11, 1924.

She was a member of the Union City Christian church, Order of Eastern Star and Monday Afternoon Reading club.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two sons, O. A. Bartholomew, who is associated with the R. Kirshbaum company in Union City, and Chester Bartholomew, of East Chicago; five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Thompson of Union City, and Mrs. J. W. Jackson, Dayton.

[Mrs. Mary Lavinia Bartholomew was buried in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death - Anna Whiteside

Bradford - Anna Fredbra Whiteside, 79, wife of L. D. Whiteside, Bradford building contractor, died Friday afternoon at her home here. Services: Sunday, at residence. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Other survivors: two brothers.

[Death Certificate states her maiden name was Anna Fredona Foster.]

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

Thomas Smith Passes Away Near Union City

Thomas F. Smith, 46, died Tuesday at the home of his father-in-law, Walter Brooks, one mile northeast of Union City on the Ansonia road, following a one-week serious illness.

He was born on April 5, 1902 in Chicago, the son of Owen and Bridget Byrne-Smith, and received his education in Chicago schools. He was employed by the sanitary district in Chicago prior to making his home in the Union City community just one month ago. He was a member of the St. Mary's church in Union City.

Mr. Smith leaves his wife, Lucile; four sisters, Mrs. Michael Walsh, Mrs. Thomas Brogan and Alice and Ann Smith, all of Chicago.

The body has been removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the John Egan mortuary, 5908 South Kedsie avenue in Chicago, where friends may call.

Services will be held Friday morning at the St. Justine church in Chicago. Burial will be in a Catholic cemetery in that city.

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

Services Thursday For Darke County Accident Victim

Funeral services for Charles [Franklin] Murphy, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Murphy, Greenville, route two, who was fatally injured in a car-motorcycle accident Monday afternoon, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at Shook's Chapel near Rossburg. Rev. Noble Schlechty will be in charge, with burial in Shook's cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the parents.

The Darke county youth died Monday at 9:45 p. m. at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a fractured skull he suffered four hours earlier. The accident occurred on the Requarth pike, one mile east of Greenville.

According to E. L. Meyer, state highway patrolman, who investigated, Murphy was fatally injured when his motorcycle ran into the side of an auto operated by Noel Shiverdecker, 529 Harrison avenue, Greenville, which was making a left turn into the Requarth pike from an intersecting road.

A former Greenville high school student, Murphy had been working at the Riegel and Sons Elevator at Woodington for the past two months. Besides the parents he leaves two brothers and a sister.

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

Return Body Of Pfc. Burk, U. C. Veteran

The body of Pfc. Edward L. Burk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burk, of three miles southwest of Union City, is included among the remains of 4,842 Americans who lost their lives during World War II and have been returned to the United States from Italy aboard the U. S. army transport Carroll Victory, the army announced today.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries at Nettuno and other points in Italy are among those returned to this country.

Pfc. Burk was killed in action in Italy on January 31, 1944. He previously was reported missing on that date.

He entered the service in September, 1942 and received his training at Fort Knox and Camp Campbell, Ky. He arrived overseas early in 1943. In the fighting in Tunisia, he was seriously wounded and was hospitalized for 12 weeks.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was graduated from Wayne township high school in 1941 and was employed at the Backstay Welt company in Union City prior to his induction. He was 22 years old at the time of his death.

Besides the parents, he leaves two brothers, Richard E. Burk, of Lynn, and Fredrick Burk, at home, and the maternal grandfather, Will Brown, of near Lynn.

Upon arrival in Union City the body will be taken to Fraze funeral home where services will be held with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be made in Spartanburg cemetery.

[Burial was on Friday, August 13th with full military honors in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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

Services To Be Held Friday For Pvt. Geesy

The body of Pvt. Robert D. R. Geesy, son of Donald Geesy, Union City route 1, recently returned to the United States from Europe, will arrive in Union City by train at 11:12 a. m. Thursday and will be taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Charles G. McCallister and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge. Full military burial will be at the Union City cemetery.

Pvt. Geesy was killed in action in France on July 12, 1944 at the age of 19. His body was returned to the United States aboard the U. S. army transport Greenville Victory.

Thursday, July 8 - Pvt Geesy was a native of Winchester. He was born on May 18, 1925 and attended Winchester and Wayne township schools.

He came to the Union City community in 1938 and was employed at the Red 73 Creamery before entering the service on September 17, 1943.

He received training at Camp Van Dorn, Miss, and Camp Breckenridge, Ky., leaving for overseas the latter part of March, 1944, at the age of 19.

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

Burial Rites At Winchester For William Moorman

William Herbert Moorman, 39, of Bloomington, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at the Franklin hospital. A former Winchester resident, Mr. Moorman had been ill for several years and critically ill for the past six weeks.

Private rites were conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at Bloomington, after which the body was brought to Winchester for final rites and burial at Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Moorman was a cousin of the late Dr. R. F. Moorman of Winchester. Survivors are the widow, Kathryn Anne; one daughter, Mary Anne, and one son, Theodore.

The deceased was a graduate of Culver military academy and attended DePauw university, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

He had lived in Florida for ten years where he was connected with a citrus fruit packing company. He moved to Bloomington last September.

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

Farmland Woman Dies In Ohio; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Esther A. Current, 73, of Farmland, died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Julian, in Centerville, [Montgomery Co.] Ohio. She was the widow of Dr. O. E. Current.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Farmland Methodist church with Rev. H. T. Miller and Rev. A. M. Thomas officiating. Interment was in Strong cemetery at Albany.

[Her maiden name was Esther Anola McProud.]

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

Final Rites For Pfc. Shifflet To Be Sunday

The body of Pfc. Lyle P. Shifflet, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shifflet, of North Salem, arrived in Union City at 10:12 a. m. today by train and was taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home.

Friends may call at the funeral home until 1 p. m. Saturday at which time the body will be removed to the home of the parents until the hour of services.

Final rites will be held in the Teegarden Congregational Christian church, northeast of Union City, on Sunday at 2 p. m. Rev. Charles G. McCallister will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Full military burial will be made in the church cemetery with the Union City and Ansonia American Legion posts in charge.

The body of Pfc. Shifflet was among those recently returned from Europe to the United States aboard the army transport Greenville Victory.

Pfc. Shifflet died July 5, 1944,in France as the result of wounds received in action. He was born in Holder, Ill. On February 26, 1909, making his age 35 years and five months.

In 1919 he came with his parents and other members of the family to Elroy, east of Union City, and attended the Jackson, Ohio, township school. In 1923 the family moved to North Salem where he assisted his father in operating the general store. In 1927 he was graduated from Madison township high school in Jay county and later attended the International Business college at Fort Wayne for two years.

In 1940 he and his brother, Irven, acquired a store in Ansonia, Ohio, and operated it until Lyle entered the service on June 15, 1942. Pfc. Shifflet received his training at Camp Pickett, Va.; Camp Blanding, Fla.; Camp Forrest, Tenn.; Camp Lagoona, Ariz., and Camp Phillips, Kansas. From the last named camp he went overseas early in April, 1944. He landed in England and later took part in the invasion of France as a member of an infantry unit of the 79th U. S. Division which was engaged in some of the hardest fighting of the invasion.

Besides the parents, he leaves one brother, Irven, of Ansonia; one sister, Miss Opal Shifflet, a school teacher who resides at Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Shifflet, and a nephew, Jimmie Shifflet. Another brother, Hobart, passed away at Phoenix, Ariz., a few months ago.

Pfc. Shifflet was a member of the Teegarden church and at one time was secretary of the Ansonia fire department.

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

Return Body Of Pvt. Donald Cross From Europe

The body of Pvt. Donald J. R. Cross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cross, of Losantville, is included among the remains of 112 Indiana World War II dead returned to the United States from Europe aboard the U. S. army transport Oglethorpe Victory, the department of the army announced today. The remains of 4,383 Americans who lost their lives in the second World War were returned aboard the ship.

Pvt. Cross was killed in action in Luxembourg on February 11, 1945. He entered the service August 9, 1944 and received training at Camp Blanding, Fla. In January of 1945 he was sent overseas and became a member of Gen. Patton's third army.

The deceased was born in New Castle on May 7, 1920 and before coming to Winchester was engaged in farming. Prior to entering the army he was employed at the Anchor Hocking Glass factory.

Surviving in addition to the parents are a daughter, Barbara Marie; a son, Donel Wesley; four brothers, Lewis Cross of Muncie, Lawrence of Farmland, and Robert and Wilson of Losantville; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Fruit of Modoc, and Mrs. Bertha Gordon of Parker.

The body will arrive in Winchester by train and will be taken to the Summers funeral home. Services will be announced later.

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

Bert J. Runyon Dies Suddenly At Ridgeville Home

Bert J. Runyon, 58, co-owner of the Muncie Stone and Lime company, died suddenly at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Ridgeville. He suffered a heart attack a short time earlier at the M. D. and R. Stone company, in Albany, of which he also was co-owner. He was a lifelong resident of the Ridgeville community.

Survivors are the widow, Rhoda; one daughter, Mrs. Nola Kline, of Albany; one son, Bernard, Ridgeville councilman; six sisters, Mrs. Hazel Mumbower of Ridgeville, Mrs. Pearl Johnson, of Timberville, Ohio, Mrs. Ada Gilbert and Mrs. Jennie Blair, both of Bluffton, Mrs. Neil Shaneyfelt, of Lima, Ohio, and Mrs. Myrtle Hall, of Geneva; one brother, Chester, of Portland, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Ridgeville Evangelical church with Rev. A. S. Truce officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgeville cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville to the residence where friends may call Thursday evening.

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

Return Body Of Pvt. Barber From Europe

The remains of Pvt. Alten M. Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bunress A. Barber, of Winchester route 2, is enroute to the United States from Europe. Upon arrival in this country the body will be sent to Indiana by train and will be taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

Pvt. Barber was killed in action in Germany on February 28, 1948. He was inducted into the army through the Randolph county draft board on August 9, 1944, and sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison. He received basic instruction at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark., and was then sent to Fort George G. Meade, Md., from where he sailed for Europe on January 4, 1945. Upon arrival in Europe Pvt. Barber was assigned to Gen. Patton's third army.

Surviving in addition to the parents is the wife, Hazel, and three children, Donnie, Linda and Sondra, all of Muncie; two brothers, Forrest D. Barber of Muncie, and Bob G. Barber of Los Angeles, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Helen Howell of Winchester.

Prior to his induction Pvt. Barber and his family lived in Muncie where he was employed at Delco-Remy.

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

Father Of Local Woman Passes Away

John A. Grote, 67, father of Mrs. Hugh Hartzell, of near Union City, died Wednesday at his home northwest of Greenville, following a lingering illness.

Mr. Grote had spent his entire life in Darke county and was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Greenville.

Besides the daughter, he leaves his wife, Maude; two sons, Floyd, of near Greenville, and Loris Grote, of near Ansonia; two step-daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Ritter and Margaret Cool, both of Celina; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Grote residence.

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

George Newton, Lifelong County Resident, Dead

George W. Newton, 86, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Brown, one-half mile north of Lynn, at 8:10 p. m. Wednesday after a lingering illness. He was a life long resident of the Lynn community, a retired farmer and a 50-year member of the K. of P. lodge at Lynn.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Brown are two other daughters, Mrs. Audra McCanless, of Portland and Mrs. Opha Davis of Kalamazoo, Mich.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Scantland, of Texarkana, Texas.

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

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

Darke County Death - Elmer W. Brown

Greenville - Elmer W. Brown, 66, operator of a hatchery and filling station immediately south of Greenville for the past 20 years, died Monday from the effects of a stroke. Survivors: wife, Arlie; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Horner, of Dayton; one grandchild; his step-mother, a half-brother and two step-sisters. Services: Thursday, here, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death - Mary George

Frenchtown - Mrs. Mary Louise George, 59, died Monday night at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Mae Bey, northwest of here, after a short illness. Survivors: three brothers. Services: Thursday, Frenchtown. Burial: here.

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

Darke County Death - Kitt Townsend

Greenville - Services were conducted Tuesday for Miss Kitt M. Townsend, 66, retired Greenville grade school teacher, who died Saturday at her home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Several cousins are the only survivors.

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

Darke County Death - John Ashman

Stelvideo - John Ashman, sr., 84, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Durr, at Springfield. He formerly resided here. Other survivors: three sons, John, jr., of Stelvideo; Clyde, of Greenville, route two, and Leo, Gettysburg; three other daughters, Mrs. Sam Moul, Troy; Mrs. Nolan Kendall, Gettysburg, and Mrs. Gertrude Pierson, Laura; 1[?] grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services: Friday, Stelvideo. Burial: here.

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

Death Claims Brother Of Union City Woman

Mrs. Nellie Austerman, of Union City, has received word of the death of her brother, Loel D. Harter, 73, which occurred Thursday morning at Richmond, Ind. A retired painter, Mr. Harter had lived at 136 South Third street, Richmond.

Besides the sister, he leaves the widow, Stella, three daughters, two sons, one step-son and three grandchildren. Services were held this afternoon at the Doan and Son funeral home in Richmond. Burial was in Dublin cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Mrs. Jesse Reed Dabe

Versailles - Services were held Saturday in Versailles for Mrs. Jesse Reed Dabe, 83, of this village, who died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Mrs. Dabe, a Versailles native, returned to this village six months ago from Chicago where she had resided for the past 45 years.

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

Darke County Death - Flora Knick

Greenville - Mrs. Flora Knick, 79, widow of James Knick died Wednesday at her home here. Survivors: three sons, Stanley, of near here, Andrew, Dayton, and Elmer, this city; 19 grandchildren, and three brothers. Services: Saturday, at Wakefield church. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Last Rites Today For Modoc Man Found Dead In Car At Muncie

Last rites were conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc, for John W. Routh, 54, of Modoc Route 1, who was found dead Saturday morning in an automobile parked in the Clover Leaf station lot near the Big Four railroad tracks on South Walnut street in Muncie. Rev. Harvey Thornburg was in charge and interment was in Riverside cemetery.

Authorities said Routh apparently died of a heart attack. Muncie police who investigated with Delaware County Coroner Eugene Eissman said that Routh, a carpenter, probably was last seen alive Wednesday midnight when he left a Muncie lodge home. They said it was believed that he died a short time after that.

The body was found by C. W. Whitehurst, 701 East Second street, Muncie, who summoned police. Whitehurst spotted the body in the car as he was passing it enroute to work at the T. J. Ault company about 6:25 o'clock Saturday morning.

Coroner Eissman said that Routh's wallet contained $72.82. It was reported that the carpenter had been under treatment recently for a heart disorder.

The Clover Leaf filling station manager, Gene Engles, told authorities he saw two men helping Routh to the car either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Routh of near Modoc; two sisters, Miss Letha Routh of Muncie, and Mrs. Elmer Lumpkin of Hagerstown; and three brothers, Otho, of Modoc, Milo, of Muncie, and Watson of Lodi, Ohio.

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

Return Body Of T-Sgt. Coyner; Rites Wednesday

The body of Tech. Sgt. Orville J. Coyner arrived in Winchester Monday morning for final rites. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyner of Winchester, Tech. Sgt. Coyner was killed in action on November 16, 1943, near Munda in southwest Pacific.

He enlisted in the air corps in May of 1941 and received training at Scott Field, Ill., and the Portland air base, Portland, Oregon. He arrived overseas in March 1943, and at the time of his death was holder of the air medal with three oak leaf clusters and the purple heart.

Survivors in addition to the parents are one sister, Mrs. Elmer Smith of Portland, and three brothers, Virgil and Don, at home, and Bill of Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Winchester Nazarene church with Rev. Earl Van Houghton in charge and Rev. Russel Castle assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was taken to the home of the parents, 625 Beech street, Winchester

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

Clara A. Oehler Dies Suddenly Near Union City

Mrs. Clara Ann Oehler, 68-year-old wife of Charles Oehler, a retired barber, died suddenly Monday at 6:30 p. m. at her residence, located on North State Line road on Union City, route three, from the effects of a stroke. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on April 26, 1880 in Jackson, Ohio, township, the daughter of Eli and Susan Bickel-Cassel. She received her education in the old Toben school, northeast of Union City, and the East Side high school. In 1902 at Union City she was united in marriage with Mr. Oehler.

The husband and a brother, Abe Cassel, of Union City, are the only immediate survivors.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

To Return Body Of Pfc. Yoder On Wednesday

The body of Pfc. Howard O. Yoder, which was recently returned to the United States from Europe, will arrive in Union City by train at 11:12 a. m. Wednesday and will be taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer and the American Legion in charge. Full military burial will be made in Spartanburg cemetery.

Surviving Pfc. Yoder are his wife, Mrs. Ruby E. Yoder, of 624 North street, Union Cty; three children, Patty, Shirley and Harold, at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest C. Yoder, Union City, rural route; four sisters, Mrs. John Holden, Mrs. Dora Patterson and Mrs. Nathan Coblentz, all of the Union City community, and Mrs. Pearl Farley, of Anderson, and four brothers, William, Henry and Alva, all of the Union City community, and Robert, who resides in Michigan.

Pfc. Yoder was killed in action on June 13, 1944, probably as his ship was crossing the English channel in the invasion of France. He was 26 years old at the time of death.

His body was returned to the United States aboard the U. S. army transport Greenville Victory.

Pfc. Yoder was born near Williamsburg, Wayne county Ind., on March 5, 1918. At an early age he moved to the Spartanburg community and later the Union City community. He was a farmer and railroad worker residing near Washington township, Darke county, prior to entering the military service on January 1, 1944.

After receiving training at Fort Warren, Cheyenne, Wyo., he went overseas May 1, 1944, landing in England on May 30. He had been in England less than two weeks when death came on June 13.

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

Darke County Death - Pvt. Denver W. Dohme

Arcanum - Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Zion Wakefield Lutheran church for Pvt. Denver W. Dohme, 26, of Arcanum, whose body was recently returned from Europe. Burial: Abbottsville. Friends: at Hoffman funeral home here. Survivors: wife, Martha; three young children; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Dohme; one brother, and two sisters.

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

Darke County Death - Harry Huston

Gettysburg - A Darke county native, Harry Huston, 52, died Sunday night at his home in Dayton. Survivors: wife, Treva, and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Ludy, of Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Lloyd Eshelman, Laura, route one. Services: Dayton, Wednesday. Burial: here.

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

Darke County Death - Sgt. B. G. Whited

Greenville - The body of Sgt. Burl Gene Whited, 23, son of Mrs. Mabelle Whited, Greenville, who was killed in action in Europe on September 1, 1944, arrived here Tuesday morning. It was removed to the Miller funeral home where services were held Wednesday with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Other survivors: brother, Kenneth, of Painter Creek; a sister, Mrs. Harold Walters, of near Ansonia, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Birt, of Rossburg.

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

Pearl Reynard Dies In Sleep At Farmland Home

Mrs. Pearl Reynard, 70, widow of the late Jonah Reynard, Farmland merchant, who passed away April 24, was found dead in her bed Tuesday morning at her home in Farmland.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Benjamin and Mrs. Opal Shaull of Tiffin, Ohio, and Mrs. Leona Bousman of Parker; two sons, Ferne of Farmland and J. S. of Modoc; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Faeganis of Farmland, and Mrs. Anna Hutchins of Parker; two brothers, Boyce Mills of Maxville, and Jerry Mills of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Maxville church with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

Death Claims Former Union City Woman; Rites Will Be Friday

Mrs. Lucy Heffner, 54-year-old former resident of Union City, died Tuesday night at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton following a several months' serious illness.

She was born and reared in Coldwater, Ohio, and came to Union City at the age of 19. After residing in this city approximately 11 years, she made her home in Dayton 24 years ago. Mrs. Heffner was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, Russell Heffner, an employe of Patterson field, Dayton; one brother, Ralph Bailey, of Union City; a niece, Mrs. Merrill Cox, of Richmond, and one great-niece, Miss Jill Cox, also of Richmond.

Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a. m. at the Hoyne funeral home on East Third street in Dayton. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in that city. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Versailles Boy Is First County Drowning Victim

a thirteen-year-old Versailles boy Robert Gasson, is Darke county's first 1948 drowning victim.

His body was removed from ten feet of water at Stillwater Beach, swimming resort two and one-half miles north of Bradford, Wednesday morning after nearly an all-night long search.

The boy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gasson, is believed to have been drowned late Tuesday afternoon while swimming at the beach with a group of youngsters from the Darke county town.

The children are enrolled in a summer recreational program at Versailles and every Tuesday afternoon are taken to Stillwater Beach for a swim. Clarence Cline, Versailles high school teacher and supervisor of the recreational program, has been using private cars to transport the children to and from the swimming resort.

When the cars left the beach on the return trip Tuesday it was presumed that young Gasson was a passenger in one of the autos and his disappearance was not revealed until late Tuesday evening when his parents began making inquires as to his whereabouts.

Failing to find any trace of their son in Versailles, they went to Stillwater Beach. That was about 11 p. m. Evert Snyder, Darke county sheriff, reports.

The parents contacted Halon Holsapple, manager of the beach, and a brief check revealed that the missing boy had never turned in his ticket for clothes that had been left in a check room. When a basket containing his clothes was later found, the searchers were convinced that the boy had been drowned.

Sheriff Snyder was summoned at 3 a. m. Wednesday and in turn he solicited aid from Box 21, a volunteer rescue group in Dayton. A two-man team from Dayton arrived at the beach at about 6 a. m., Sheriff Snyder reports, and after approximately two and one-half hours of work with grappling hooks found the boy's body.

Sheriff Snyder states that the boy was in 10 feet of water approximately 75 feet from shore.

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

Darke County Death - Murray A. Oswalt

Greenville - Services for Murray A. Oswalt, 77, who died Sunday night at the home of William A. Marker, in Greenville, were held Wednesday. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: brother, Charles, of Eldorado, and sister, Mrs. Alice Troxell, Dayton.

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

Darke County Death - Gibson S. Matchett

Greenville - Gibson S. Matchett, 87, who over sixty years ago fought against the Indians in the west, died Monday at his home here. Survivors: son, Nelson, of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Dancer, Dayton; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: Thursday, Here. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Ansonia Woman Dies: Rites To Be Sunday

Mrs. Virginia E. Puterbaugh, 41, of Ansonia, died Wednesday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville after a lingering illness. Mrs. Puterbaugh had spent the major part of her life in the Ansonia community, graduating from the high school there in 1925.

Survivors include one daughter, Elaine, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lephart, of Ansonia, route one; a grandmother, Mrs. Alice Clawson, of Ansonia; five sisters, Mrs. Meredith Gough, of Janesville, Wis.; Mrs. Harriet Lewis, of Ansonia, route one; Mrs. Lenor Hunt, of Greenville; Mrs. Aileen Scantland, of New Madison, and Mrs. Mary Bankson, of Greenville, route one, and a brother, Maurice Lephart, of Ansonia.

Mrs. Puterbaugh was a member of the Ansonia Church of God where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday. Rev. E. E. Baker will be in charge, with burial in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia.

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

Mary Woodbury Passes Away At U. C. Home

Mrs. Mary Belle Woodbury, 72, passed away Thursday at 8 p. m. at the home of a half-sister, Clara Bothast, 437 Chatham street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack suffered last Monday. She had been in declining health for the past three years and her condition was serious since last June 1.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on February 28, 1876, the daughter of Cornelius and Eliza Martin-Schmidt. Following her education in East Side schools, she was united in marriage with Benjamin Woodbury in 1903 at Union City. His death occurred in 1927. Mrs. Woodbury was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Huston, of Union City, and Mrs. Regina Jarrett, of Dunkirk; two sons, Clarence Woodbury, Portland, and Leonard Woodbury, of Union City; one step-son, Theodore Woodbury, Union City; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Schmidt, Muncie; five half-sister, Clara Bothast and Mrs. Fred Read, both of Union City; Mrs. Harry Van Horn, of Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Earl Swank, Springfield, O., and Mrs. John A. Black, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and two half-brothers, Walter and Herbert Schmidt, both of Troy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lutheran church in Union City with Rev. W. M. Sherer officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

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

Libbie E. Brown Dies Today At Winchester Home

Libbie E. Brown, 65, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died at 1:30 a. m. today at her home, 535 East Washington street, Winchester, following an illness of one month.

The deceased was born in Union City on August 4, 1882, the daughter of John C. and Judith A. (Stocksdale) Beckley. She resided in the Bartonia community for thirty-five years and for the past four years had made her home in Winchester.

Surviving are the husband, Murlie; a daughter, Charlene Brown, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Viola C. Gettinger, of Union City, and Mrs. Flora Locke of Richmond. Two daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brown will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Interment will be in Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Saturday.

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

Darke County Death - Charles D. Grove

North Star - A former Darke county school teacher, Charles D. Grove, 83, died suddenly Tuesday night at his home in Dayton from the effects of a heart attack. A resident of Dayton for the past 20 years, he formerly taught a number of school districts in the northern part of Darke county, including Yorkshire and North Star. Survivors: two sisters, Mrs. Susan Lewis and Mrs. Bessie Fashner, both of Dayton. Services: Dayton, Friday. Burial: Highland cemetery, Covington.

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

Arrange Services For County Native

Services are arranged for a Darke county native, John Sheldon Gibson, 35, who died Thursday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, from the effects of a heart attack. He resided in Dayton at 2120 Morelan avenue.

The services will be held this evening at 7:30 o'clock at Dayton and at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church, near Greenville. Burial will be in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Josephine; two sons, Harry Lee and Philip Allen, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gibson, of Rossburg; a sister, Miss Winona Gibson, Rossburg, and three brothers, Lee and Taft, both of Rossburg, and Quinton, Dayton.

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

Military Rites Sunday For Pvt. Basil Shaw

Full military honors will be accorded Pvt. Basil E. Shaw at Woodlawn cemetery, at Maxville, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. N. H. Thornburg and the Farmland American Legion post will be in charge.

The remains of Pvt. Shaw arrived in Redkey at 10:40 a. m. Saturday and were removed to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

Pvt. Shaw was killed in action in France on August 27, 1944 at the age of 33. He was inducted into the army on December 10, 1943. Prior to his entry into the service he was employed at the Warner Gear plant in Muncie.

Surviving are the wife, Thelma; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw of Farmland and two brothers, Kenneth of Farmland and Merle of Parker.

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

Winchester Sailor, 23, Is Killed In Jump From Speeding Train

Martinsburg, W. Va., July 19 - John Boyd, jr., 23-year-old navy man, believed to be from Toledo, Ohio, died in Kings Daughters hospital Saturday of injuries received when he jumped from a westbound Baltimore and Ohio railroad passenger train, No. 3, three miles east of here.

Railroad officials said they were told by Miss Virginia Schwinn, 47, of Wellington, Kan., that Boyd forced his way into her lower berth, broke a window and jumped. Miss Schwinn received minor cuts but was dismissed from the hospital Saturday.

It was understood that Boyd was being transferred from a naval station in Philadelphia to a base on the west coast.

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Word was receive in Winchester Monday of the death of John Boyd, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd, sr., of Lynn and husband of Florence Glenna Boyd of Winchester.

The dead sailor is the same one described in a press wire story, which said he was believed to be from Toledo, Ohio.

The body will be brought from Martinsburg, W. Va., to the Summers funeral home in Winchester, from where last rites will be announced later.

Boyd is survived by the wife, Florence, twins Robert and Roberta, of Winchester; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd of Lynn; four brothers, Robert, George, James and Charles, all at home; five sisters, Ruth, Mary, Patty, Beverly and Rosana, all at home, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Inez Black of Union City, Ohio.

Naval records on file at the Winchester police station show that Boyd, a seaman first class, was stationed at the receiving station, naval base, Philadelphia. He had reenlisted at Indianapolis February 9, 1948, his three-year enlistment to expire February 8, 1951.

The naval report shows he claimed his residence on Winchester route 4 (Gilbert Retz), and that he was born in Winchester, September 17, 1925. Next of kin was given as his wife, Mrs. Florence Glenna Boyd.

[Funeral services were held at the Summers funeral home Friday afternoon, July 23nd. Rev. Zelma Mills and the Randolph Post 39 American Legion were in charge. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death - Roy E. Hostetter

Ansonia - Roy E. Hostetter, 71-year-old Ansonia native, died Wednesday at Silverton, Colo., as a result of a mining accident. Death messages received by a brother, Glenn Hostetter, assistant Darke county engineer, disclosed that the accident victim had been gassed while working in a gold mine but did not reveal any further details.

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

Darke County Death - Amanda Rhoades

Bradford - Mrs. Amanda E. Rhoades, 75, wife of Charles Rhoades, a retired farmer, died Friday at her home here. Other survivors: son, Zeno, of near Covington, and two daughters, Mrs. Viola Fetter, of near Bradford, and Mrs. Erma Apple, of near Covington. Services: Monday, at Bloomer. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. [She was the daughter of Solomon Apple and Eve Gephart.]

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

Darke County Death - Caroline Oehrtman

Willowdell - Mrs. Caroline Matilda Oehrtman, 67, wife of Otto Oehrtman, died Saturday at her home near this place. Other survivors: two daughters, Freda and Ruth Oehrtman, both at home; one son, Verner, also at home, and three brothers, John Trittschuh, Rossburg, and Charles and Rudolph Trittschuh, both of Versailles. Services: Monday, at residence. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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

Rites Are Held For Dr. Willard Straker, County Veterinarian

Final rites were held this afternoon at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville for Dr. Willard F. Straker, 64, active Greenville veterinarian for the past 33 years and treasurer of the Darke county fair board. Burial was made in Greenville cemetery.

His death occurred unexpectedly Saturday from the effects of a heart attack he had suffered at his residence, Third and Walnut streets, Greenville.

He was a member of the Greenville Liars club, Rotary club and Masonic lodge and was also affiliated with both the Scottish Rite and Shrine at Dayton.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, three sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren.

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

Services Are Held For Rossburg Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for Mrs. Amelia C. Miller, 80, of Rossburg, who died Sunday at a convalescent home in the latter village after a lingering illness. Burial was made in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

She was the widow of Eli Miller, whose death occurred less that four months ago. Mrs. Miller had spent the major part of her life in the Rossburg vicinity and was a member of the Lutheran church at Fort Recovery.

She leaves one son, Dan Miller, of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Barron, of near Rossburg; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Annetta Harthan, of Muncie, and three brothers, John, Harmon and Wesley Schlamb, all of near Rossburg.

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

Stanton E. Breaden, 49, prominent Greenville business, civic and church leader, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital in the neighboring city from the effects of a heart attack he suffered six days ago.

He had been connected with the Treat company in Greenville for the past 32 years, moving up to the presidency of the firm at the death of his father, Clarence E. Breaden, in 1937.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Greenville. Burial will be in the cemetery in that city.

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

John Kerrigan Dies At Home In Union City

John James Kerrigan, 73-year-old retired employe of the Union City Body company, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his residence, 633 North Union street, Union City, following a heart attack.

A native of Muncie, he was born August 12, 1875, the son of William and Anne Livingston-Kerrigan. At an early age he came to Union City where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Kerrigan received his education in the St. Mary's parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City. He also formerly belonged to the Local 494 CIO-AFL at the Body company.

His only survivors include a sister, Miss Anne Kerrigan, at home, and three nephews, Thomas Howard, of St. Mary's, Ohio, William, of Hollywood, Calif., and Charles, of Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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

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

Darke County Death - Marie Colliflower

Gettysburg - Mrs. Marie [Johnston] Colliflower, 59, wife of Rev. H. C. Colliflower, former pastor of the Gettysburg and Bradford Methodist churches, died Saturday at her home near Englewood, O. Services: Tuesday, Concord church. Burial: Riverside cemetery at Troy.

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

Darke County Death - Mrs. Forest Hissong

Arcanum - Mrs. Forest Coppock Hissong, 58, wife of Lewis Hissong, residing two miles east of Arcanum, died Saturday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. Services: Tuesday,Pitsburg Methodist church. Burial: Mote cemetery. Other survivors: three sons, Herman Penny, of here; John Penny, Dayton, and Jack Routzong, Greenville; three brothers, Charles Coppock, Columbus, and Harry and Esta Coppock, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Routzong, of near Greenville, and Mrs. Sadie Flory, Greenville.

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

Darke County Death - Pfc. Anthony Voisinet

Frenchtown - Services have been arranged for Pfc. Anthony Voisinet, 23, of Frenchtown, who was killed in action in Normandy on July 5, 1944. His body arrived in Versailles Tuesday and was taken to the Miller funeral home. Rites will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. at Holy Family church in Frenchtown. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: three brothers, Calvin of Versailles; Ellery, of Detroit, Mich., and Andrew, of Buffalo, and four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Barton, Versailles; sister Mary Vianney, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Bernadine Walker and Miss Aurellia Voisinet, both of Dayton.

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

Leonard Keagy Dies Suddenly At Harrisville

Leonard Raymond Keagy, a 49-year-old mechanic at the Saratoga Canning factory, died suddenly at 11:30 p. m. Thursday at his residence in Harrisville from the effects of a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of the Harrisville community, he was born in Wayne township on August 30, 1898, the son of John B. and Elizabeth Young-Keagy. He received his education in the old No. 10 Wayne township school and was married to Mary Meier on June 11, 1940 in Portland.

Besides the wife, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Effie Harshman, of Winchester; Mrs. Nora Ware, Union City, and Mrs. Ida Ford, Farmland, and three brothers, Robert Keagy, of Bellevue, Ohio, and Russell and Oscar Keagy, of Union City. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

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

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. John A. Watson in charge. Burial will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Bert Petersime

Versailles - Bert Petersime, 77, retired farmer, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his home on West Ward street by his wife, Sophia, when she returned from a short visit with neighbors. His death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Friday, Versailles. Burial: Ansonia cemetery. [His name was Albert H. Petersime.]

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

Ex-Union City Resident Dies At Richmond

Miss Jennie Buckingham, 93-year-old former resident of Union City, died Friday at 6:20 at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Rhea Shields, 115 South Fourth street, Richmond, following a two-month illness from heart trouble. Her condition was serious for the past five weeks.

She was born on April 21, 1855 in Jay county, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Sells-Buckingham, and received her education in the Woodbury school, south of Union City. Prior to making her home in Richmond four years ago, Miss Buckingham had resided in the Union City community for approximately 20 years.

Besides the cousin, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Cora Waltz, of Union City; two nephews, Carl Bemis, Indianapolis, and Homer J. Waltz of Winchester, and two nieces, Mrs. Louis Magidson and Mrs. James Ross, both of the Union City community. One brother and a sister preceded her in death.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 5 p. m. today.

Last rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 a. m. Burial will be made in Horn cemetery at Glen Karn, located near Hollansburg, Ohio.

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

Darke County Death - Sgt. Maurice Cheadle

Arcanum - Services were held here Saturday for Staff Sgt. Maurice N. Cheadle, 25, Arcanum, whose body was recently returned to the United States from Europe. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Sgt. Cheadle, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Cheadle, was killed in action on Christmas day in 1944 in Luxembourg.

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

Darke County Death - George A. Zumbrum

Eldorado - George Allen Zumbrum, 68, retired farmer, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Matilda; one daughter, Mrs. Esther Fitzwater, of near Eaton; three grandchildren; one brother, and three sisters. Services: Sunday, Price Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial: Castine.

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

Barbara Eloff, 13, Dies Monday Evening After Brief Illness

Barbara, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Eloff, died at the family home, one mile south on U. S. 36 and one mile east of state road 227, near Hollansburg, Ohio, at 6:05 o'clock Monday evening following a brief illness.

The young girl became ill Sunday evening and carried a temperature during the night.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, was called to investigate due to the fact that the girl died before a doctor could reach the Eloff home. The family had difficulty in getting a doctor and were finally successful in contacting a physician in Greenville who found the girl dead upon arrival.

Death was from natural causes, Dr. Painter said. However, an autopsy was to be performed at Ball hospital in Muncie Tuesday morning to determine the exact cause of death.

Monday the girl made plans to go to Farmland Tuesday morning to have her dress judged in the 4-H club revue. But her mother had persuaded her that she should not go because of her illness.

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

Darke County Death - Emma Inloe

Mrs. Emma Ann [Uhl] Inloe, 80, died at 9:30 a. m. Saturday at her home near New Madison after a three year illness. Services were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence with burial in Otterbein cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Kenneth Stapleton

Kenneth Keith Stapleton, 55, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his farm near New Madison. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial was in the Palestine cemetery.

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

Inez S. Mason Dies Monday At Home Near Lynn

Mrs. Inez S. Mason, 54, died at her home, eight miles northeast of Lynn, Monday following a lingering illness.

Survivors include the husband, John; one daughter, Garnett Jean, at home; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Hardy of Detroit, Mich.; five sons, Orville of Los Angeles, Cal., Alva, John O. and George, all of Dayton, and Chester of Brodrick, Cal.; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Watters of Dayton, and Mrs. Alberta Stark of Hagerstown; two brothers, Nicholas Bass of Dayton and Ray Bass of Chicago.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mason will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist church in Long, Ohio. Burial will be in the Clemens cemetery.

Friends may call at the home, eight miles northeast of Lynn, after 6:30 p. m. Wednesday.

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

James E. Watson Dies In Washington Hospital - Born In Winchester, Rose To Highest Honors In U.S. Statesmanship

Washington, July 29 - (INS) - James E. Watson, 84, former United States senator from Indiana, died today at Garfield hospital, Washington.

The Hoosier statesman had been in failing health for many months. Death was due to a complication of ailments incident to his advanced years.

Watson, a Republican, served nearly 40 years in congress. H was first elected to the house of representatives in 1895.

In 1908, he was Republican nominee for governor of Indiana.

A leader in Republican politics since his young manhood, Watson was a delegate to GOP national conventions in 1912, 1920, 1934, 1932 and 1936. He was floor leader for the late President William Howard Taft in 1912, and was chairman of the committee on resolutions at the 1920 convention.

Born in Winchester, Ind., Nov. 2, 1863, he was the son of a well-known Indiana lawyer, Enos L. Watson. He was educated at DePauw university and was admitted to the bar in 1887.

He moved to Rushville, Ind., and became active in politics in 1893. His marriage to the former Flora Miller took place on Dec. 12, 1893. They had four children, Edwin, James, Catherine and Joseph.

In the senate, Watson served on the banking and currency, finance, immigration, interstate commerce, privileges and elections, and rules committees. Since is retirement from public office he had practiced law in Washington.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at Cedar Hill Chapel in the nation's capital. Burial was made in the Cedar Hill cemetery.]

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

Bertha Hinshaw Dies Wednesday Near Lynn

Bertha Hinshaw, 67, passed away at her home east of Lynn at 11 a. m. Wednesday after several months of failing health.

She is survived by the husband, Stephen; three daughters, Mrs. Martin Matz of Evansville, Mrs. Charles J. Welch of Indianapolis and Mrs. Paul Martin of Lynn; one grandson; two sisters, Miss Cora Pegg of Lynn and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hiatt of Bastrop, La.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills assisted by Rev. Wilbur Thorn. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence east of Lynn after 10 a. m. Friday until 1 p. m. Saturday at which time the body will be taken to the funeral home.

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

Attend Funeral Of Nephew Killed In Normandy Invasion

Funeral services were held at St. Paris, Ohio, Tuesday for Jack E. Ross, whose father, E. M. (Elza) Ross, was a native of Randolph county. A war victim, he was killed July 11, 1944 on the Normandy front with the 120th Infantry, 30th division.

Attending the funeral from Winchester were Mr. and Mrs. William G. Ross, uncle and aunt, and their daughter, Mary Keener.

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

County Man Dies At Portland; Rites Friday

Ora A. Warren, 77, died at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Jay County hospital from the effects of a stroke suffered five weeks ago.

Mr. Warren was a resident of Saratoga and had been visiting relatives in Portland at the time he was stricken. He was formerly employed in Toledo, Ohio, as a car inspector with the railroad. He was born in Randolph county July 30, 1871, the son of Henry and Rachel Warren.

Funeral services will be held Friday night at 8 o'clock at the Baird chapel in Portland after which the body will be taken to Toledo for short services and burial.

Mr. Warren is survived by a son, Barnard, a daughter, Mrs. William King, and a stepson, John Sutton, all of Toledo; three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Steed and Mrs. Ben Garringer, both of Portland, and Mrs. Jennie Powers of Saratoga.

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

Former Resident Dies

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Roy Swisher, of Dayton, Ohio, former Darke county resident, who died Sunday, July 25, at his home in Dayton. He was 56 years old.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Dayton. He is survived by the widow, Elva; two daughters, Thelma and Helen, both living in Florida; three brothers and two sisters.

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

Darke County Death - Robert E. Beasecker

Full military burial has been arranged for Pvt. Robert Eugene Beasecker, 19, Greenville, who was killed in action on May 27, 1944 in Italy. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery in charge of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans.

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

Darke County Death - Herod Wilkey

Herod Wilkey, 70, former caretaker at the Fort Jefferson cemetery, died at 6:15 a. m. Wednesday at the Wayne hospital in Greenville. Funeral services Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church. Burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Former Lynn Resident Dies At Columbus

David A. Clear, 74, passed away early Friday morning at his home in Columbus, Ind. He was a former resident of Winchester and Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Bertha; two sons, Ivan of Richmond, and Kenneth of Winchester; one stepson, Rev. Lester McFarland of Columbus, Ind.; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

Services Are Held For Elias McQuay

Services were held this afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum for Elias (Pat) McQuay, 77, a retired farmer, who died Friday afternoon at the home of a nephew, Tom KcQuay, five miles east of Union City, after a two-year illness.

Burial was made in Abbottsville cemetery.

McQuay had spent most of his life in the Arcanum vicinity and was a member of the Abbottsville Evangelical United Brethren church. He leaves a son, Robert, of Arcanum; one brother, George McQuay, of near Arcanum, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Return Body Of Soldier Formerly Employed In U. C.

The body of Pfc. Harold Edward Newbauer who was formerly employed at the Bailey Products corporation in Union City, will arrive in Greenville Wednesday morning and will be taken to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison.

The 19-year-old serviceman was killed in action on Luzon January 10, 1945. He had been commended for bravery three different times. A member of the Sixth army, 159th infantry, Pfc. Newbauer received his training at Camp McCain, Minn. He entered the service in February of 1943. Pfc. Newbauer attended grade school at Palestine and was a graduate of New Madison high school. He was employed at the Bailey Products corporation just before entering the service.

Survivors include the mother Mrs. Estella Newbauer; the father, William Newbauer; three brothers, Denver, of New Paris, route one; Richard, at home, and Melvin, of Greenville, route three; and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Worthen, of Greenville, route three and Mrs. Florence Sanders, of Ansonia, Route one.

Services will be held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in New Madison at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery in that village.

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

Father Of Local Woman Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon for William Sherman Shultz, 83, a lifelong resident of Ansonia, who died at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton after an extended illness. Among his survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Emma Beachler, of Union City.

The rites were held in the Ansonia Church of God. Burial was made in the cemetery at Ansonia.

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

Herman Simon, Well-Known U. C. Resident, Dies

Herman Simon, well-known 84-year-old retired junk dealer, passed away Monday evening at 9:50 o'clock at his residence, 229 North Union street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been ill for the past four months and was in a serious condition for the past seven days.

A native of Germany, he was born on December 6, 1863, the son of Harry and Esther Sittenfelt-Simon. Following his education in schools at Germany, he immigrated to the United States and resided at Cincinnati before coming to Union City 68 years ago. Mr. Simon had been a member of the Turpen Masonic lodge in Union City for the past 49 years.

Surviving are one brother, Jacob Simon, of Winchester, and one sister, Rosa Simon, of Cincinnati. [His wife, Dora Linderman-Simon, whom he married on April 19, 1891 in Cincinnati,] preceded him in death approximately three years ago.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 6 p. m. today. Funeral arrangements and other details will be announced later.

[Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday. Short services were held at the funeral home on Thursday morning. The body was then taken to the United Jewish Walnut Hill cemetery on Gilbert avenue in Cincinnati for burial.]

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

Aged County Resident Dies South Of Modoc

John Henry Potts, 93-year-old retired farmer, died at 5 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Dines, one-half mile south of Modoc, following a stroke he suffered on July 8.

A native of Burke county, Pa., he was born on November 10, 1854. After receiving his education in Burke county schools he came with his family to Randolph county at the age of 22. He was a member of the Eagles lodge at Harrisville and formerly attended the Hillgrove Federated church and Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Mr. Potts is survived by three sons, Frank Potts, Spartanburg, and J. Henry and Clint Potts, both ____, [and five daughters,] Mrs. Wesley Shockney, Mrs. Edward Arthur, Mrs. Linnie Ganger and Mrs. Lloyd Schrack, all of the Union City community, and Mrs. Dines, at whose home he died; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; one brother, George Potts, Pine Grove, Pa., and several nieces and nephews

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 10 a. m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Friday afternoon with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Modoc Farmer Dies Following Long Illness

Richard H. Barker, a well-known farmer of the Modoc community, died at the Henry County hospital at New Castle shortly after midnight Tuesday following a long illness.

Surviving are the widow, Lulu; one son, James H., and one grandson, Lowell, all of Modoc.

Funeral services for Mr. Barker will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Modoc Methodist church with Rev. Walter Rees and Rev. C. J. Kerlin officiating. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery at Modoc.

The body will be removed from the Reynard funeral home in Modoc to the home of the son where friends may call Wednesday afternoon.

[He was an uncle of Mrs. Ira Vernon, of Union City.]

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

Darke County Death - Kate Brown

New Madison - Mrs. Kate Brown, 74, died Sunday at her home on New Madison, route one. A lifelong resident of this community, she leaves one son, Ralph, of New Madison, route one; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Noggle, New Madison, and three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Wilt, Greenville; Miss Blanch Noggle, of near here, and Mrs. Dessie Mikesell, Lynn, route one. Rites: Wednesday, here. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Sally A. Read Passes Away; Rites Friday

Mrs. Sally Ann Read, 77, a resident of the Haysville community for the past 53 years, passed away Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Bothast, in Brookside addition in Union City following a stroke she suffered 10 days ago. She had been in declining health for the past three years.

A native of Preble county, Ohio, she was born on August 16, 1870. the daughter of Manoah and Hannah Emrich-Pence. She received her education in Preble county schools and was married to Charles Read in 1893. During 1895 they came to the Union City community and made their home near Haysville. Mr. Read passed away in 1945.

Besides the daughter, Mrs. Read leaves two sons, Jesse and Stanley Read, both of Union City, route four, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Baker, West Carrollton, O., and Mrs. Cora Kaufman, Miamisburg, O.

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

Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 3 p. m. with Rev. J. A. Watson in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Former Carlos Resident Dies At Albany Home

William C. Shoemaker, 72, a former resident of Carlos, died at Albany at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following an illness of about five months.

The deceased was a member of the Lynn West Christian church and the Odd Fellows lodge at Albany. He is survived by the widow [Ellen]; one daughter, Mrs. Ben Miller of Albany; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd of Muncie; and one sister, Mrs. Glenna Hunt of Modoc.

Funeral services will be conducted a 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at the Carlos Christian church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be in the Salem cemetery near Modoc.

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

Darke County Death - Jacob M. Miller

Greenville - Jacob M. Miller, 60-year-old employe of the Greenville street service department, dropped dead Monday night in the rear yard of the home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Miller, a native of Randolph county, had spent most of his life near New Madison, moving to Greenville 10 years ago. Survivors: wife, Margaret, one son, Tommy, at home, two brothers and three sisters. Services: Greenville, Thursday. Burial: here.

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

Darke County Death - Augustin Monnin

Versailles - Augustin (Jess) Monnin, 66, dropped dead from a heart attack Wednesday night at his home four miles east of here. He leaves seven children, 23 grandchildren, and four brothers and sisters. Services: Saturday, St. Remy's church in Russia. Burial: church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - William H. Dickey

Greenville - William Henry Dickey, 66, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Clara Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Glen Delaplane, of here; a foster daughter, Edith Smith, also of here; seven grandchildren; one brother, George Dickey, Greenville, and a half-sister, Mrs. William Dull, Piqua. Rites: Saturday, here. Burial: Stelvideo cemetery.

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

Burg Rites Today At Hollansburg Church

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Hollansburg, Ohio, Christian church, for James Morris Burg, 68, well-known grain dealer, who died Saturday after an illness of two weeks. Rev. Earl Lantz officiated and burial was in the Goshen cemetery.

Survivors included the widow, Gertrude; one son, Herbert of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ely of Pacomia, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Fraley of Converse, Ind.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Burg of near Richmond, and Charles Burg of near Fountain City.

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

Sister Of Local Resident Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at the Economy Methodist church for Mrs. Estella Farmer, 75, sister of Raymond Marshall, of Union City, who died Saturday. Burial will be made in Economy cemetery.

Mrs. Farmer was a resident of Economy. Besides the brother, she leaves her husband, Oran; four children and three sisters.

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

Rites Tuesday For Ex-Resident Of Union City

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Mrs. Christenia Murrey about 85, a former resident of Union City, who died Friday at 11 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hartman, in Chicago, from the effects of a broken hip she suffered three years ago. She had been in a serious condition for the last year.

The services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. W. H. Sherer in charge. Burial will be made in Union City cemetery. The body arrived in Union City by train and was taken to the funeral home where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

She was born and reared in Lancaster, Ohio, and was the daughter of Daniel and Margaret Amspaugh. She was married to Jeff Murrey, who preceded her in death several years ago, and had lived in Union City for approximately 55 years. Before making her home in Chicago, Mrs. Murrey resided at 124 East Main street. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hartman, at whose home she died, and Miss Zema Murrey, also of Chicago; one granddaughter, Janice Roberson, of New York, and one sister, Mrs. Ernest Clark, of Anderson.

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

County Native Dies At Home In North Salem

Mary I. Clough, 82, died at her home in North Salem on the Jay-Randolph county line, at 4:30 a. m. Sunday following a lingering illness.

Mrs. Clough was born November 13, 1865, daughter of Benjamin and Levenia A. (Pratt) Deavor. On September 15, 1887 she was married to William L. Clough, her only survivor. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

The deceased was a member of the Avalon Rebecca lodge of North Salem.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence in North Salem with Rev. H. G. Perry, of Salamonia, officiating. Burial will be in the North Salem cemetery.

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

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

Darke County Death - Thomas Plessinger

Versailles - Thomas J. Plessinger, 90, a retired county farmer, died at the home of a cousin, Ed Marker, in Versailles. He had spent his entire life in the Versailles vicinity and has no immediate survivors; Services: Sunday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Pvt. Charles Lesher

Arcanum - Funeral arrangements have been completed here for Pvt. Charles D. Lesher, 20, who was killed in action on July 12, 1943 in North Africa. The body of Pvt. Lesher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lesher, who reside one-half mile east of here, arrived in Arcanum late this afternoon and was taken to the Stutz and Sando funeral home. Rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Arcanum EUB church. Military burial is planned at Abbottsville.

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

One Dead, Three Hurt In Darke County Traffic Accident

A 16-year-old Ithaca youth was killed and three other persons were injured in week-end traffic accidents in Darke county.

The dead youth is David Jefferson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jefferson of Ithaca.

Those injured were James Shepherd, 17, of Gordon; Alois H. Reichart, 24, of Chickasaw, O., and Miss Bernice Linnenan, 23, of Montezuma, O. She is still a patient at Wayne hospital in Greenville.

Young Jefferson was instantly killed at 9 p. m. Sunday when he fell or leaped from a skidding car driven by Shepherd. The accident occurred on what is known as the Arcanum-Ft. Jefferson road, leading east from U. S. route 127, approximately five miles south of Greenville.

The accident in which Reichert and Miss Linnenan were injured occurred Saturday night at Greenville. Police state that Reichert drove his car from Park avenue into the path of a truck operated by Ernest Utz, 50, of Greenville, which was outbound on Broadway in that city.

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

Ernest Sutton, U. C. Resident, Passes Away

Ernest C. (Cully) Sutton, 65, a well-known paper hanger and painter of Union City, passed away at 6 o'clock Monday evening at the Randolph county home, near Winchester., following a seven month serious illness from heart trouble. He had been confined to the county home since January 19.

Mr. Sutton was born on July 30, 1882, the son of Thomas C. and Lucy Jane Hoover-Sutton. He had resided in Union City practically all his life and had made his home on Fletcher avenue, just north of West Pearl street, prior to being confined to the county home. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

His only immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs Ernest Bertram, of Greenville, and Mrs. Revere Reese, of Muncie; one brother, Harry J. Sutton, of Eastman, Ga., and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Noffsinger, Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Marie Taylor, of Dayton, and Mrs. Grover C. Hipp, of Grover Hill, Ohio. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. One brother, Ross, and a sister, Nellie are deceased.

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

[Services were held Thursday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Charles G. McCallister officiating. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

Last Rites At Indianapolis For Joel H. Moorman

Indianapolis, Aug. 10 - (INS) - Funeral services were held in the Hadley Friends church today for Joel H. Moorman, 86, of near Hadley, who died Sunday in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis after a long illness.

Burial was in Richmond.

Born near Winchester, Moorman was the only surviving member of the family of Richmond and Mary Morris Moorman, whose families settled in Wayne county 125 years ago.

Survivors include the widow, and a son, Arthur R. Moorman, of New York.

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

Minnie L. Orr, Pioneer Resident, Dies At Saratoga

Minnie Lollar Orr, 82, a lifelong resident and member of one of the old pioneer families of Randolph county, passed away at 2:30 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Johnson, three miles west of Saratoga. She had been ill for eight months.

Mrs. Orr was born in Ward township on August 20, 1865, the daughter of Elisha D. and Mary Ann Warren-Lollar. Her parents also were born in Randolph county. Her husband, John E. Orr, preceded her in death on December 12, 1947.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Jessie O. Spitler at home, and Ms. Mary O. Rickert of New Castle; one sister, Mrs. Anna Spitler of Saratoga; and one brother, Ezra Lollar of Battle Creek, Mich.

Funeral services for Mrs. Or will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Saratoga Evangelical United Brethren church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Dwight Lusk, of Marion, in charge. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

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

Hosea O. Ray Dies Following Long Illness

Hosea O. Ray, 75, a resident of Saratoga and a retired carpenter, died this morning following a lingering illness.

He is survived by the wife, Cora; three sons, Clyde of Hot Springs, Ark., Dale of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gale of Saratoga; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Gidding of Bradley, Ill., and Mrs. Verna Collins of Deerfield; three brothers, Albert and Orla, both of Fort Wayne, and Charles of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Mara Cranor of Portland.

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

The body will be removed from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville to the late residence in Saratoga where friends may call Thursday afternoon.

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

Sister Of Winchester Resident Dies Monday At Richmond Hospitalized

Mrs. Laura S. Summe, sister of Earl Snodgrass of Winchester, died Monday night at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond following an illness of ten years. She was a resident of Summan, Ind.

Surviving in addition to the brother in Winchester is another brother, Carl Snodgrass of Richmond, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Donohue of Marion.

Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Main Street Christian church in Winchester with Rev. P. M. Macko officiating. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Marion.

Friends may call at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester until Wednesday evening at which time the body will be removed to the home of the brother, Earl, on South Main street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 12, 1948

Death Claims Lloyd Smith Of Near Woodington

Lloyd (Slim) Smith, 64-year-old farmer who resided near Woodington on Ansonia, route one, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville where he had been a patient since last June 10.

Surviving are one brother, Charles R. Smith, of Bloomington, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. William Hair, of route one, Ansonia, and Mrs. Marion Shank, Dayton. He was a member of the Congregational Christian church, Masonic lodge and I.O.O.F. Lodge at Leroy, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Teegarden Congregational Christian church, northeast of Union City, with Rev. W. L. Denlinger and Rev. J. G. Floyd in charge. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery. Masonic services in charge of the Ansonia lodge will be held Friday night at the home of Mrs. Hair of Ansonia, route one.

Friends may call at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia until 1 p. m. Friday when the body will be removed to the Hair residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 12, 1948

Former Resident Dies In Indianapolis; Burial To Be At New Dayton

Mrs. Addie (Hunt) Stewart, a former Winchester resident, died suddenly Monday at the family home, 312 E. Tenth street, Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday morning at 11 o'clock and burial will be in New Dayton cemetery, near Winchester.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Stewart, of Indianapolis, and a brother, Alva Hunt, of Hartford City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 12, 1948

Darke County Death - Pvt. Donald Oliver

Greenville - The war department has notified Mrs. Estella Oliver, Greenville, that the body of her son, Pvt. Donald L. Oliver, 19, who was killed in action on April 14, 1945, on Cebu Island in the Philippines, was aboard an army transport now enroute to the United States. Besides the mother, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary Jackson, of Brock, Norma Jean Oliver and Virginia Oliver, at home, and five brothers, Paul, Daniel, Raymond, James and Chester, all of Greenville; and two grandparents, Mrs. Della Dunn and Clark Boze, both of Union City. Mrs. Hazel Conrad and Clifford Boze, an aunt and uncle, also reside in Union City.

[Services for Pvt. Donald L. Oliver, 19, son of Mrs. Estella Oliver, of South Ohio street, Greenville, were held on Saturday, Sept. 25th at the Miller funeral home. Burial was made in the Beamsville cemetery.]

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

Death Claims Russel Collins, Businessman

Russel S. Collins, 61, well-known Union City businessman, died Thursday at his residence, 401 North Howard street, following a three weeks' serious illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in declining health for the last year.

For 15 years Mr. Collins had owned and operated the old Dinner Bell restaurant and for over the last year was proprietor of Collins' grocery at 911 West Pearl street.

He was born in Dawn, O., on March 23, 1887, the son of Charles and Eleanor Collins. At an early age he came with his family to Jackson, O., township and received his education at the old Coppess school. On April 20, 1907, Mr. Collins was united in marriage to Golda Boze in Ansonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Collins later moved to Greenville where he assumed ownership of a restaurant and bakery in 1927. Three years later they came to Union City and purchased the Dinner Bell restaurant. They owned and operated the business from 1930 to 1945, later buying the grocery on West Pearl street.

Mr. Collins was a member of the Greenville Christian Missionary Alliance church.

Besides the wife, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Charline Stephens, of Greenville; Mrs. Mary Blaine Brookville, O.; Mrs. Gertrude Hooper, Union City, and Mrs. Wanda Deasley, of Philadelphia; one son, George Collins, Jerome, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Murphy, Greenville; Mrs. Grace Smith, Union City; Mrs. Dora Medford, Dayton, and Mrs. Ada Hufford and Mrs. Nellie Shifflet, both of Ansonia, and one brother, John Collins, of Detroit. One brother preceded him in death.

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

Final rites will be conducted on Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Christian Missionary Alliance church in Greenville, with Rev. William Moreland, of that city, in charge. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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

Mother Of Local Woman Is Dead

Services were conducted this afternoon in the Five Points church, north of Winchester, for Mrs. Margaret Odle, 77, mother of Mrs. Arthur Warren, of near Union City, who died Thursday at her home in Ridgeville. Burial was made in Reitenour cemetery. Besides the daughter, she leaves her husband, Ned; one son, Lee, of near Ridgeville, and eight grandchildren.

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

Return Body Of Sgt. Fred Mason To Ridgeville

The body of S-Sgt. Fred A. Mason, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason, of south of Ridgeville, who was killed in action near Saint Lo, France, July 3, 1944, will arrive in Ridgeville, accompanied by a military escort, at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning and will be taken to the Middleton mortuary. Later it will be taken to the home of the parents.

S-Sgt. Mason entered the service from Winchester on December 2, 1942, and received training at Ft. Bragg, N. C., with the 82nd airborne division. He went overseas with that division in April of 1943, and remained with the group until the time of his death.

He saw action in Africa, Sicily and the Italian campaigns and participated in the Normandy invasion. He received the Bronze Star. While in Europe he also was stationed in Ireland and England.

He was born July 30, 1922 in Winchester. He was graduated from the Jefferson high school with the class of 1940. During his high school days, Sgt. Mason was a star basketball player. Prior to his entry into the service he had attended Purdue university for two years.

Surviving in addition to the parents are four sisters, Mrs. Helen Blosser, of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Emma Mitchell, of Muncie, Mrs. Marian Swoboda of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Martha Ruth Fraze of Winchester.

Short funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

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

Charles Lykins, 61, Found Dead; Suicide Victim

Charles G. Lykins, 61, well-known Winchester shoe repairman, was found dead between 11 and 12 p. m. Sunday along White river, three miles east and three-fourths mile north of Winchester.

He had shot himself in the mouth with a .20 gauge single barrel shotgun, pulling the trigger by using a stick.

The body was found after police had been notified that his car had been seen parked in the vicinity. A first investigation by Winchester Officer George Bradford and Ralph Kircher who got off duty at 11 p. m., they accompanied the Lykins boys, Kircher finding the body.

Sheriff Lester Puterbaugh and Coroner L. W. Painter were called and the body taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester.

Mr. Lykins had left home Saturday morning and was not seen alive again. Coroner Painter indicated he might have been dead since Saturday night.

Mr. Lykins, a lifelong resident of Winchester, recently sold out his business on South Main street. It is thought despondency over ill health caused the suicide.

Surviving are the widow, Ethel; five sons, Marvin of Pennville, New Jersey, Jesse, Ronald, Edward and Charles of Winchester; two daughters, Wilma Clydewell and Zelma Lykins of Winchester; one brother, Ott Lykins of Winchester, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Spence and Maude Chapman of Parker.

Private funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

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

Death Claims U. C. Woman; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Tillie Anna Stebleton, 58, wife of Edwin Stebleton, 722 North Columbia street, Union City, died Saturday at 6:10 p. m. at the city hospital following major surgery she had undergone on Friday. She had been in failing health for the last year and was in a serious condition for the past several weeks.

Born near Celina, O., on October 6, 1889, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Shepherd. She received her education in Mercer county schools and was united in marriage to Mr. Stebleton in 1910 at Ridgeville. Mrs. Stebleton had made her home in Union City since April, 1914 and was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Harter, of Union City; one sister, Nellie, of Landess, Ind., and two brothers, Frank Shepherd, of Greenville, route five, and Ray Shepherd, of Three Oaks, Mich.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

Final rites, in charge of Rev. E. E. Kaufman, will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p. m. Interment will be made in Union City Cemetery.

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

Albert Higgins, Retired Painter, Passes Away

Following a seven-month serious illness from the effects of a stroke, Albert L. Higgins, 80-year-old retired painter, died Sunday at 10 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oswald Evans, at 733 West Oak street, Union City. He had been in declining health for the past three years.

A native of Galion, Oh., he was born on August 20, 1867, the son of Charles and Joanna Higgins. At an early age he moved with his family to Indianapolis where he was educated in Brightwood schools.

Mr. Higgins had made his home in Union City for the past 55 years and was married to Mary Dill 59 years ago. Her death occurred several years ago. At one time Mr. Higgins attended the Free Methodist church.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Evans, at whose home he died; Mrs. John Boggs, also of Union City, and Mrs. Louis Jager, of Chicago one son, Roy Higgins, Union City; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence of Mrs. Evans where friends may call after 6:30 p. m. today.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery.

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

Death Claims Thomas Kerr At Age Of 94

Thomas Kerr, 94, one of the oldest resident of Union City, died Sunday at 11:02 p. m. at his home, 501 North Columbia street, following a one-year serious illness.

He was born on February 3, 1854 in Greensfork, Ind., the son of Thomas M. and Susan Young-Kerr. He came to Randolph county 70 years ago and for over a half century had owned and operated a hardware store on North Columbia street in Union City.

His only survivors are nieces and nephews, several of whom reside in Union City.

The body will be taken from Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 5 p. m. today.

Funeral services at 3 p. m. on Tuesday will be conducted at the residence with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

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

Clyde E. Green Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Clyde E. Green, 65, of Winchester and Belle Glade, Fla., died at the Randolph County hospital Friday night following a stroke.

Mr. Green had resided in Florida for thirty years but came back to Winchester eight months ago to be with his mother, Mrs. Alva Green, during her illness and death on May 13. He had been employed at the Overmyer Mould company.

Survivors include the widow, Florence; two daughters Mrs. Curry Powell of Cairo, Ga., and Mrs. N. C. Jones of Belle Glade, Fla.; one brother, Ollie Green of Cicero, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Carl Huffman of near Winchester, and three grandsons.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the Alva Green residence, four miles west and one-half mile south of Winchester where friends may call after 2 p. m. today.

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

Darke County Death - Anna Drake

Arcanum - Mrs. Anna Kaylor Drake, 82, a lifelong resident of Arcanum, died Wednesday at her home here. She was the widow of J. Finley Drake, whose death occurred two months ago. Survivors: three sons, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: Arcanum, Friday. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death - Cpl. Guy Nealeigh

Greenville - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Cpl. Guy L Nealeigh, 25, Greenville, who was killed in action in North Africa on June 3, 1943. Services: Zechar funeral home at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: wife, Gloria, of New York City; father, Arthur Nealeigh, of here, and ten brothers and sisters.

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

Darke County Death - Marguerite Day

Versailles - Mrs. Marguerite Day, 79-year-old Versailles widow, died Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Jake Rhoades in this village. Survivors: brother, Albert Smith, Willowdell, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Dapore, of Anderson, Ind. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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

Brother Of Local Woman Is Dead

Funeral services for Joseph G. Ulmer, 77, brother of Mrs. Earnest Collins, of Union City, who died Friday at his home in Redkey, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Redkey Methodist church. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery near Farmland. Mr. Ulmer had lived in the Redkey community all his life. His death followed a six-weeks illness.

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

Former Mayor Of Union City Succumbs Today

Charles Reitenour, 72, former Union City West Side mayor, died this morning at 2:15 o'clock at the city hospital following a heart attack he suffered two hours earlier. He resided at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Snyder, 418 West Pearl street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was the son of the late Henry and Catherine Ullrich-Reitenour and received his education in West Side schools. He was born on November 11, 1875.

He had served as a foreman of the paint room at the old Union City Carriage company for several years and later was employed in Miami, Fla., as a painter. Upon his return to Union City Mr. Reitenour became associated with his brother, I. N. Reitenour, in the operation of the Reit-Price Manufacturing company at 208 West Pearl street. He had served as superintendent at the factory until his retirement because of failing health two years ago.

Prior to serving as mayor of Union City over 30 years ago, Mr. Reitenour was a member of the common council for several years. He succeeded the late William (Major) Harris as mayor.

A member of one of the pioneer families of Union City, Mr. Reitenour was a member of the Turpen Masonic lodge and Methodist church.

His brother, I. N. and several nieces and nephews are the only immediate survivors. He was never married.

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

Final rites will be conducted Friday at 2 P. m. at the funeral home with Rev. E. E. Kaufman and the Masonic lodge in Charge. Burial will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Ida Wright

Arcanum - Mrs. Ida Mae Wright, 85, widow of Harless Wright, died Saturday at her home here. Survivors: one daughter, Mrs. Lulu Weidner, of Arcanum; four sons, Roy, of New Madison, Archie, of Muncie, and George and Cleo, both of Arcanum; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and a brother George Townsend, of here. Services: Monday, at Abbottsville. Burial: Abbottsville.

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

Darke County Death - Ruby F. Vickroy

Bradford - Mrs. Ruby F. [Oswalt] Vickroy, 52, wife of Omer Vickroy, died Monday at her home south of here. Services: Abbottsville church, 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial: church cemetery. Friends: At Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum.

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

Darke County Death - Oscar Moist

Fort Jefferson - Oscar Moist, 93-year-old retired Darke county farmer who had served two terms as a county commissioner, died Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joshua [Josephine] Delaplane, near Fort Jefferson. Services: Tuesday in Greenville. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - John Stephan

Covington - John David Stephan, 93, died Saturday at the home of his son, Carl, at Covington. Services: Tuesday, Covington. Burial: Highland cemetery.

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

Charles Rolfe Dies South Of Ansonia; Services Saturday

Charles Rolfe, 66, died Tuesday night at his home, two and one-half miles south of Ansonia, after an eight-month illness. He had spent his entire life in Darke county and was a member of the Greenville Moose lodge.

Surviving are one brother, Harry Rolfe, of Ansonia, route one, and three sisters, Clara Rolfe, Greenville, route four; Mrs. Tampa Lines, Greenville, and Mrs. Ollie Harter, Greenville, route three.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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

Former Union City Resident Is Dead

Jesse Tillson, about 76, a former resident of Union City, died Wednesday evening at a railroader''s home in Peru, Ind., following a several months' serious illness.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Tillson, of Union City, and for many years was employed by the Big Four railroad.

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

[Final rites for Jesse Paxton Tillson, 77, were held at the funeral home on Saturday with Rev. Charles G. McCallister in charge. Interment was made in Union City cemetery. He was born in Union City on October 29, 1870 and was a member of the Union City Christian church. He served the Big Four railroad in Union City, the western states and then spent 40 years at Toledo. The only immediate survivors is a sister, Mrs. Lillian Spanngel, of Lake Worth, Fla.]

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

Former Resident Dies In Richmond; Funeral Thursday

Mrs. Carrie Wentz, 80, a former Winchester resident, died Tuesday morning at her home in Richmond.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Klute funeral home in Richmond with Rev. Norval Webb in charge. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Surviving are a son, Max O. Wentz; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Parker, both of Richmond; a granddaughter, Miss Lucy Ann Wentz of Ridgeville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

William Abshire, County Native, Dies At Richmond

William Abshire, 73, a Randolph county native, died Tuesday morning at his home, 417 South Ninth street, Richmond. He was a retired carpenter.

Mr. Abshire was born October 27, 1874 in Randolph county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Abshire. He had lived in Richmond a number of years.

Surviving are the widow, May; a son, William August; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Price of Lynn; a brother, Carl Abshire, Bradford, O., and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Abshire will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Welfer funeral home in Richmond. Rev. Thornburg of Winchester, will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty cemetery near Lynn. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Elizabeth Allmon, 65, Dies At Blackford County Hospital

Mrs. Elizabeth Allmon, of 421 East Monroe street, Montpelier, died at the Blackford County hospital Tuesday night at the age of 65. She was born in Montpelier the daughter of Nun and Sarah Doyle-McCullick. She attended the Montpelier schools and lived in Fort Wayne until last year.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bess Daly of Montpelier and Miss Marie McCullick of San Francisco, Cal., and two brothers, Bert McCullick of Alliance, Ohio, and Plennie McCullick of Montpelier.

Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Harper McCune officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Montpelier.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary to the residence in Montpelier where friends may call.

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

Winchester Wreck Fatal To Jay County Woman - Dies In Hospital Nine Hours After Accident

A 23-year-old Jay county woman Friday became the first Winchester and the fifth Randolph county automobile accident fatality of 1948.

Pearl, wife of Eugene L. Champ of Portland route 1, died at 1:55 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident at the intersection of North West and Fourth street in Winchester at 4:45 p. m. Thursday.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said death was caused by a hemorrhage due to a ruptured spleen and followed an operation in an effort to save the woman's life. She also suffered a head injury and concussion.

Three other persons were injured in the accident which involved cars operated and owned by Champ and Roscoe Jones, 65, of Winchester route 4.

They were: Mr. Champ, age 26, minor scratches and bruises, a four-year-old daughter, Jean, laceration of the right forehead and temple, and Mr. Jones, lacerated elbow.

Another Champ child, 17-month-old Diana Lou, was not hurt.

The injured were taken to the Winchester hospital and all but Mrs. Champ released after being given medical treatment.

Mrs. Camp's body was taken to the Williamson funeral home in Portland.

Winchester Police Officers, George Bradford and Ralph Kircher investigated at the scene. Further investigation was being conducted Friday by Chief P. O. Fraze and Officer Perry Jennings. Jones has not been held.

The accident occurred when Jones, according to police, southbound on North West street turned onto Fourth into the path of the northbound Champ car. The front ends of both machines were badly damaged.

Funeral services for Mrs. Champ will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Williamson mortuary in Portland in charge of Rev. Paul Logan. Burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery at Redkey.

Surviving are the husband and two daughters, the parents, Wilmer and Ruth Pyle of Bryant route 1; one brother, Sherman E. Pyle of Portland, and three sisters, Mrs. Edna Baker, east of Berne, Mrs. Helen Kongor, east of Bryant, and Mrs. Hazel Noble of Manchester, N. C.

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

Roger Phistner, Winchester Grocer, Dies

Roger Phistner, 41, well-known Winchester grocery owner, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Winchester, following an illness of two years.

He was born in Winchester on April 21, 1907, the son of Joseph and Eva (Puckett) Phistner. He was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1926 and attended Indiana university. He was a member of the Union City Elks lodge.

Mr. Phistner was owner and operator of the Phistner grocery store on Carl street, in Winchester, which he purchased less than a year ago from his half-brother, Francis Simpson. He had been manager of the Simpson grocery for approximately twenty years.

Survivors include the widow, Louise; one son, John, at home; the mother, Mrs. Joseph Phistner of Pasadena, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Thersa Day, of Pasadena, Calif.; and the half brother, Mr. Simpson of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

Lulu Washler, Of Saratoga, Dies; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Lulu E. Washler, 63, wife of Frank Washler and a lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie Thursday following a serious illness of four weeks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Clear Creek church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating and Rev. Jesse Cotton assisting. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Lewis Hinkle of Winchester rural route; one granddaughter; two stepsons, one stepdaughter; one sister, Mrs. May Peters of Clearwater, Fla.

The body will be removed from the Summers funeral home in Winchester to the residence, one and one-half miles east of Saratoga, where friends may call after 5 p. m. Friday.

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

Services To Be Saturday For Shirley Denney

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Shirley Ann Denney, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Denney, 1409 West Oak street, Union City, who died Wednesday at Riley hospital in Indianapolis following a five-week serious illness from a complication of diseases.

Services will be conducted at 9 a. m. Saturday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City with Father James M. Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at St. Joe, O.

The body has been removed from the Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery to the residence of Earl Chrisman, 737 West Division street, Union City, where friends may call.

Shirley was born on February 27, 1936 and had resided in Union City all her life. She was a fifth grade pupil at the St. Mary's parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's church.

Besides the parents, she leaves one sister, Judy Louise, at home.

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

Parker Woman Dies Following Heart Attack

Mrs. Lou Gable, 80, widow of Sig Gable and a lifelong resident of Parker, died suddenly Wednesday morning from a heart attack at the home of her brother, Allie Deed, in Pennville, where she was visiting.

Surviving besides the brother are one daughter, Mrs. Shirl Chalfant, of Parker; two sons, Ralph, of Parker, and Cliff, of Losantville; two grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held in the Union church at Parker at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Denver Medsker officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of Ralph Gable, in Parker, at any time.

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

Brother Of Local Residents Fatally Injured In Crash

Earl W. Sarver, 57, of Columbus, O., brother of Mrs. George Wenger and Mrs. Jack Lees, of Union City, died Friday in White Cross hospital in Columbus from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Wednesday.

Other survivors include his wife, Bertha; two sons, Jack and Jerry; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sarver; two brothers, Dr. A. F. Sarver, of Greenville, and Harold Sarver of Columbus.

According to reports, Sarver's car struck a culvert on Ohio state route 31, five miles north of Marysville, O., while driving from Detroit to Columbus.

He sustained fractures of the leg, shoulder, arm and nose in addition to the internal injuries. He was the only occupant of the car.

Short services will be held at Columbus and then the body will be taken to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where final rites will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

[Funeral rites were changed to Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.]

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

Returning Body Of Pvt. Byrum To Union City

Mr. and Mrs. Orla Byrum of near Union City, have received word from the war department that the body of their son, Pvt. James Walter Byrum, is among the remains of 5,864 American servicemen being returned to the United States from Europe aboard the army transport Lawrence Victory.

Upon arrival in Union City the body will be taken to Fraze funeral home pending burial arrangements.

Pvt. Byrum, who resided in Winchester, route four, prior to entering the service, was killed in action in Germany on December 6, 1944. He was 19 years old when death occurred.

He was born on January 12, 1925 in Darke county, and moved with his family to Randolph county at the age of five. He graduated from Saratoga high school and followed the occupation of farming before entering the service in May, 1944.

Pvt. Byrum received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and was sent overseas in October, 1944. A member of the 334th Infantry division, he landed in England and later saw action in France and Germany.

Besides the parents, he leaves five brothers, and sisters. They are Mrs. Lester Walling, of North Salem; Mrs. Keith Halley, of Union City; Harold Byrum, of near Union City, and Caroll and Freddie Byrum, at home. One sister preceded him in death.

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

Return Body Of Pvt. Huffman To Ridgeville

The body of Pvt. Ernest Huffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merl Huffman of south of Ridgeville, is enroute to the United States aboard the U. S. army transport Lawrence Victory, the department of the army announced today. Remains will arrive at the New York port of embarkation.

Pvt. Huffman was graduated from Ridgeville high school with the class of 1943. He entered the service from Winchester on November 18, 1943 and received his training at Ft. Blanding, Fla. In April of 1944 he was home for a short furlough and at its termination was immediately sent overseas.

He was a member of the invasion forces on D-Day and was killed in action somewhere in France on July 20, 1944.

Surviving in addition to the parents, are four brothers, Wilbur, Gerald, Max and Herbert; two sisters, Helen and Wanda.

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

Darke County Death - Frank Fourman

Ithaca - Services for Frank Fourman, 72-year-old Ithaca resident, who died Tuesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, were held Friday at the Ithaca EUB church. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Survivors: wife, Addie, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Darke County Death - Mark Brewer

Gettysburg - Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brewer, of near Gettysburg, are mourning the death of their only child, a three-week old son, Mark Glen, which occurred Wednesday at Piqua hospital.

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

Darke County Death - Rosella Long

Pitsburg - Mrs. Rosella Long, 60, formerly of near Pitsburg, died Wednesday at the home of a niece, Mrs. John Brown, at Wenger Lawn near Brookville, following a heart attack. [Mrs. Rosella Norris Long was buried on Saturday in the Mote cemetery. Her Death Certificate says she was 69 at time of death.]

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

Darke County Death - Blanche Beisner

Greenville - Services were held Saturday in Greenville for Mrs. Blanche E. Beisner, 50, wife of Andy Beisner, Greenville, route five, who died Wednesday at Wayne hospital following major surgery. Burial: Lutheran church cemetery [St. Johns.] Other survivors: three sons, Robert and Donald, both of route five, and Glen, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Florence Bixler, route two; three grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David C. Brewer, Route five; one brother, Dick Brewer, route two, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Erisman, route five.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Return Body Of Pfc. Vitus Bey From Europe

The department of the army today announced that the body of Pfc. Vitus Basil Bey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bey, of Versailles, formerly of two and one-half miles east of Union City, was among the remains of 5,864 American servicemen returned to the United States for permanent burial.

His body was aboard the army transport Lawrence Victory which docked at the New York port of embarkation. Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in France were among those brought back to this country.

Pfc. Bey was reported killed in action in France on July 8, 1944. He was 21 years old when death occurred.

He entered the armed forces in October, 1942 and, as a member of the 330th U. S. infantry, was sent overseas in April, 1944. Pfc. Bey was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City.

He was born at Versailles on August 18, 1923 and attended the Versailles and Ansonia schools. In 1940 he moved with his parents to the Union City community. The parents later returned to Frenchtown, near Versailles, after the death of Pfc. Bey.

[Services were held on Saturday, September 11th at the Holy Family church in Frenchtown with Father John Stedman officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Rites For Relative Of County Residents

Last rites were conducted this afternoon for Tennis E. Mercer, 83, retired Wayne county farmer, who died Saturday morning. He had lived in the Fountain City community for 60 years. Funeral services were held at the Christian church and burial was in Spartanburg cemetery.

County survivors included a brother, John Mercer of Lynn and a sister, Mrs. George Davis of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Funeral Services Set Wednesday For Pvt. Barber

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon for Pvt. Alten M. Barber, 25, who was killed in action in Germany on February 28, 1945. His body arrived at Farmland Monday morning.

Short services will be conducted at his late residence in Muncie, 914 West 14th street, at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, after which the body will be taken to the Woodlawn cemetery, near Farmland, for graveside rites at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. N. H. Thornburg and the Farmland American Legion post will be in charge of the cemetery services.

Pvt. Barber is survived by the widow, Hazel; three children, Donnie, Linda and Sandra, at home; one sister, Mrs. Melvin Howell of near Winchester; two brothers, Bob of Los Angeles, and Forest of Muncie; and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Barber of near Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Charles Hittle

New Madison - Charles B. Hittle, 82, died Friday night at the home of a son, Harry, New Madison, route one. Other survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Martin, Steubenville; Mrs. Opal Shaffer, Dayton; Mrs. Dorothy Stoner, Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Edith Wolweaver, Sidney, and four other sons, Ernest, Columbus; Ben, of Savona; Roy, Greenville, route three, and Ira, West Milton. Services: Monday, Savona. Burial: Greenmound cemetery, New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Aaron Horine

Arcanum - Aaron E. Horine, 82, died Friday at his home in Arcanum, route one. Services: Sunday, Castine. Burial: Otterbein cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Sophia Border

Versailles - Mrs. Sophia Charlotte Deubner Border, 67, died Saturday at her home near North Star on Versailles, route three. She had lived her entire life on the farm where death occurred. Among survivors is the husband, Edward. Services: Monday, St. Paul's Lutheran church. Burial: church cemetery.

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

Mary Fehman Dies At 79; Rites Wednesday

Miss Mary Fehman, 79, lifelong Winchester resident, died Monday afternoon at her home in Winchester after an illness of only a few days.

Funeral services for Miss Fehman will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. Robert Fribley in charge, assisted by Rev. Herbert Boase. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, the Sunshine club and the Sugar Creek Home Economics club.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Matie Harmon, and one brother, Philip Fehman, both of Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence, 529 East Washington street, Winchester, at any time.

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

Ex-County Resident Dies At Richmond; Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Walter funeral home in Richmond for Mrs. Eva Clements Lesley, 87, a former resident of Randolph county, who died at her home in Richmond Sunday afternoon.

She had resided in Richmond for the past two years and was the widow of Anderson J. Lesley.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leota C. Fry of Richmond; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lesley of Winchester; and one grandson, Evan Lesley of near Winchester.

Rev. Novel Webb will be in charge of the services and burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

County Native Dies Tuesday At Muncie Hospital

Henry C. Smiley,73, of two miles south of New Pittsburg, died Tuesday at 12:30 p. m. at the Ball hospital in Muncie. He had been in failing health for three years and seriously ill for the past week.

He was a member of the Saratoga Evangelical-United Brethren church and a retired farmer. He was born in Randolph county in 1875, the son of John and Louisa (Bragg) Smiley, both deceased. He first married Vida Harlan, who died in 1932, and on November 28, 1935, he married Dora B. Judy, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Gerald B. and Gordon H. of near Saratoga; two daughters, Mrs. Letha P. Losch of Camden, N. J., and Mrs. Mirel M. Rommer of near Salamonia; one stepson, Ancil Judy of southeast of Portland; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Theo Pierce of Bucks Corner, O.; one brother, Doah F. Smiley of near Saratoga, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Rockensmith of Portland; fourteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Pittsburg Reform church with Rev. H. G. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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

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

Former Resident Of Jackson Township Succumbs Today

Henry C. Weimer, 80, a former resident of Jackson, Ind., township, died this morning at 2 o'clock at the Bluffton clinic following a one-month serious illness from cancer. He resided at 210 East Eighth street, Muncie.

Mr. Weimer was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weimer and had spent his entire life in Jackson township prior to moving near Muncie ten years ago. He had followed the occupation of farming until moving to the present home last spring. Mr. Weimer was a member of the South Nazarene church in Muncie.

Surviving are his wife, the former Della Warren; one daughter, Mrs. Chester (India) Bump, of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Alice E. Teegarden, of Union City, and one brother, Amos, of Muncie; a granddaughter and a great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the South Nazarene church, corner of Seventh and High streets in Muncie. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Elm Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence.

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

Seven-Month-Old Infant Succumbs At Union City Hospital

Helen Florence Kissinger, seven-month-old daughter of Raymond and Edna Peters-Kissinger, 127 Sycamore street, Union City, died Wednesday at 9:55 p. m. at the city hospital following a two weeks' illness. Her condition was serious for only six hours.

The infant was born on January 20, 1948 in Union City. Other survivors include one brother, Raymond Eugene, at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pansy Peters, of Union City.

Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. in the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Capt. Floyd Root, of the Salvation Army, in charge. Interment will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Elsie Mundhenk Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Elsie Mundhenk, 65, wife of Ira Mundhenk, used car dealer in Union City, passed away Wednesday at 5:30 p. m. at her residence, 322 Carter street, following a six-month serious illness. She had been in declining health for the last one and one-half years.

A native of Darke county, she was born on December 12, 1882, the daughter of John and Josephine Cassel. Following her education she was united in marriage to Mr. Mundhenk in Union City on November 8, 1908. She had spent her entire life in the Union City vicinity and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Walter Eisenman, of Muncie; four sisters, Nora Jennings, Effie May Walters, Bess Thompson and Anna Miller, and two brothers, Russell and Noble Cassel.

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

Final rites, in charge of Rev. W. H. Sherer, will be conducted on Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Sgt. Kenneth Detrick

Gettysburg - Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Detrick, Gettysburg, have received word that the body of their son, Staff Sgt. Kenneth J. Detrick, 24, who was killed in action in Germany, is being returned to the United States for permanent burial.

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

John Foreman, Retired Farmer, Dies Thursday

John Thomas Foreman, 85-year-old retired farmer, died Thursday at 8 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Collins, route three, Greenville, following an eight-month illness from complications. He was in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

He was born on November, 10, 1862 in Carroll county, Md., the son of James and Susan Hildebrand-Foreman. At an early age he came with his parents to the Union City community, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was married to Elizabeth Wagner in 1882 at Sharp's Crossing, east of Union City. Her death occurred several years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Collins, at whose home he died; Mrs. Charles F. Wallon, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Virgil Troutwine, route five, Greenville; Mrs. B. E. Niswander, Shirley, Ind., and Mrs. Ethel Temple, Union City, route one; one son, Levi Foreman, Richmond; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Keifer, of Taneytown, Md., and Mrs. Della Mathios, of Silver Springs, Md. One daughter, Mrs. Ann Mae Sullenbarger, is deceased.

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

Final rites will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

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

Jess Rhoades Dies Suddenly Following Stroke

Jesse Rhoades, 67, a former resident of Mississinawa township, northeast of Union City, died Thursday at 5:30 p. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a stroke he suffered at the Darke county fair three hours earlier. He resided one-half mile north of Greenville on the Fort Recovery road.

A lifelong resident of Darke county, he was born in Franklin township, the son of Hiram and Sarah Hittle-Roades. Prior to making his home near Greenville, Mr. Rhoades had resided in Mississinawa township for 25 years. He had followed the occupation of farming for nearly 50 years.

He is survived by the wife, Della; two sons, Chalmer, of Greenville, and Harold, of Union City, route one; three daughters, Grace and Leola Rhoades, both of Greenville, and Mrs. Floyd Cox, of Greenville, route four; one grandson, and one brother, Jonas Rhoades, of painter Creek.

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

On Monday at 2 p. m. final rites will be held in the Greenville Church of the Brethren with Rev. Clarence Erbaugh officiating. Abbottsville cemetery will be the place of burial.

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

Death Claims Aged Resident Of Saratoga

Mrs. Mary Luella Byrum, 86-year-old resident of Saratoga, died at 5 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a two weeks' serious illness. She had been in failing health for the past two years.

A native of near Peru, Ind., she was born on September 4, 1861, the daughter of Alfred and Albetina Simmons-Keever. She came with her parents to the Saratoga community at an early age and received her education in Middletown school, west of Saratoga. On January 19, 1882 at Saratoga, she was united in marriage to James W. Byrum, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Byrum was a member of the Saratoga Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Dora E. Byrum, Winchester, route four, and William and Oria Byrum, both of near Union City; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Fraze, Winchester, route four; Mrs. Oscar Harris, Ridgeville, and Mrs. Claude Rose, Union City route; 27 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren. One son and a daughter preceded her in death.

The body will be removed from Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence of Dora E. Byrum, south of Saratoga, where friends may call after 1 p. m. Saturday.

Funeral services, in charge of Rev. Milton Parsons, will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at the Saratoga Methodist church. Burial will be in Saratoga cemetery.

[An omitted survivor was Raymond R. Byrum of near Union City.]

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

Darke County Death - George Wehneman

Russia - George Wehneman, 21, died Tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wehneman, two miles southeast of here, after a short illness. Services: Friday, Covington. Burial: Houston cemetery.

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

Clara Olwine Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Mrs. Clara Flory Olwine, 75-year-old wife of Ed Olwine, a well-known farmer residing on Union City, route one, died Friday at 8 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a several months' illness from a heart ailment. She had been in a serious condition for the past four weeks.

She was born on July 29, 1875 in Darke county, the daughter of Stephen and Margaret Weidner-Boze. She had resided in this vicinity all her life and was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Velma Smith, of near Union City, and Mrs. Retha Stooksberry and Mrs. Ruby Buckingham, both of Union City; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mina Johnson, of Union City.

The body was removed to the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the New Lisbon church, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Lottie Floutz

Gettysburg - Mrs. Lottie Floutz, 76, of Gettysburg, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. Services: Friday, Gettysburg. Burial: Gettysburg.

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

Darke County Death - Wesley Weaver

Greenville - Services will be held Monday at 10 a. m. at the Miller funeral home for Wesley (Hi) Weaver, 60, who died Thursday at his home near Landis. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Friends: at Weaver residence. Survivors: wife, Bonnie; two sons and one daughter.

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

Darke County Death - Mary Emrick

Eldorado - Mrs. Mary Emrick, 87, died Thursday at the home of her son, Chester, south of Eldorado. Services: Saturday, Price Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial: Wares Chapel cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - George Hofacker

Pitsburg - George Oscar Hofacker, 68, died here Thursday. Survivors: wife, Ida; five sons; eight daughters; 26 grandchildren, and three sisters. Services: Saturday, Arcanum. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 30, 1948

Wife Of Former Union City Pastor Dies In California

Word received in Union City today has disclosed the death of Mrs. Luella Harkins-Brown, 85, which occurred August 20 at Saratoga, Calif., following a several weeks' serious illness from a heart condition. She was in failing health for the past three years.

Mrs. Brown was married to Rev. L. Brown, whose death occurred while he was serving the Rushville Christian church. Prior to that time she was married to Rev. M. W. Harkins, who served as pastor of the Union City Christian church three different times. His death occurred while he was serving the local church in 1912.

The remains of Mrs. Brown were cremated in California and will be returned to Anderson, Ind., to be place beside the ashes of her first husband, Rev. Harkins, and two children, Ruth and Mark.

The only immediate survivor is another son, Frank Harkins, of Los Angeles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 31, 1948

Couple Fatally Hurt In Darke County Wreck

Two persons were dead and four other injured as a result of a head-on collision of two trucks on U. S. route 36, five miles east of Greenville, at 2 p. m. Monday.

The dead were: Frederick Getch, 26, and his wife, Florence, 24, of Bradford, O. The injured are: Larry, 5, and Jerry, 3, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Getch, who suffered face and head cuts and possible internal injuries, taken to Wayne hospital, Greenville; Franklin McAffee, face and head cuts, Wayne hospital, and Paul Artripp, 36, Portsmouth, also Wayne hospital from the effects of head injuries.

McAffee, driver of a bakery truck, was reading a map when his truck drove off the edge of the road, Darke county sheriff's deputies reported.

Attempting to pull the truck back onto the highway he lost control and the vehicle swerved into the path of Getch's lighter truck, the deputies said.

The collision overturned the Getch truck and pinned the driver underneath. When the authorities cut away the wreckage, Getch was dead.

The engine of the Getch truck was thrown into a field 30 feet from the scene of the impact, the deputies explained. State highway patrolmen also were on the scene.

Riding with McAffee was Artripp. Getch was enroute to Greenville from Piqua. He was employed at the Val Decker Packing company at Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 31, 1948

Death Takes Former Woodington Woman

Services were held this afternoon at the Woodington Christian church, southeast of Union City, for Miss Celina McKay, 68, who died Sunday at St. Elizabeth hospital in Dayton. Burial was in the old Teegarden cemetery. A former resident of Woodington, Miss McKay had been ill for the past month.

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