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[Services and burial were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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

Attend Funeral Of Former Resident

Mrs. George Schies and daughter, Mrs. George Bushaw, have returned to their home in Union City from Chicago where they attended the funeral of the former's brother, A. B (Bob) Weis, 59.

He was born in Union City on May 31, 1888 and graduated from St. Mary's parochial school in 1905. He left Union City 40 years ago to do accounting work for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Logansport and Chicago.

Mr. Weis was a veteran of World War I and a past commander of an American Legion post in Chicago.

Surviving are his wife, Leah; a daughter, and son, and the sister, Mrs. Schies. Mr. Weis was buried with full military honors.

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

Jennings Rites At Richmond Wednesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Pilgrim Holiness church in Richmond for Mrs. Emma Florence Jennings, 79, a former resident of Economy, who passed away at her home, 1231 Ridge street in Richmond, Sunday night following a long illness. Rev. Glen Jennings will officiate assisted by Rev. E. E. Crowder. Interment will be in Buena Vista cemetery.

Friends may call at the home in Richmond at any time.

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

Funeral Services Set Thursday For Cpl. Reno

Funeral services for Corporal Robert V. Reno, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Middleton, of Ridgeville, who was killed in action April 1, 1945 at Altenstadt, Germany, will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville. Graveside rites will be held at 10:30 o'clock at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Rev. Robert Sorg, pastor of the St. Joseph Catholic church, will officiate and members of the old drum and bugle corps of Delaware Post 19, American Legion, will hold military rites.

The body arrived at the mortuary Monday. Friends may call at any time.

Cpl. Reno was born in Muncie. He was graduated from the Winchester high school in 1939 and entered service on December 9, 1942. He served in the military police in the south before being transferred to the 71st Infantry division in General Patton's third army.

Besides the mother, he is survived by his father, Harry, of Muncie; his widow, Alberta, of Coldwater, Ohio; one daughter, Roberta Ruth, at home; one son, Robert Eugene, at home; one brother, Harry, jr. of Ridgeville, and his grandparents, Mrs. Esta Davidson, of Winchester, and Frank Reno of Muncie.

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

Rites For Jay County Soldier Are Thursday

Last rites for Pvt. Walter Bond, jr., will be conducted at the Baird Mortuary in Portland at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery near Deerfield.

The son of Walter Bond, sr., of Pike township, Jay county, Pvt. Bond was killed in action in France on January 12, 1945. A former resident of Pike township, he was a graduate of Jefferson high school.

Survivors include a brother, Edwill of Winchester.

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

Darke County Death - Ida Jane Moyer

Gordon - Mrs. Ida Jane [Odell] Moyer, 80, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Harry Moyer, east of here. Services Thursday, 2 p. m., Gordon Methodist church. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Friends: at son's residence.

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

Darke County Death - Samuel Halladay

Greenville - Samuel S. Halladay, 86, retired farmer, died Monday night at his home here. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Chester Hapner, and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Baker, both of here. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. Greenville Church of the Brethren. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Friends: Miller funeral home.

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

Two Ohio Men Killed In Wreck Near Union City

Two Troy, Ohio men were killed instantly at 7:05 a. m. today when the car in which they were riding skidded on wet pavement and crashed into a truck on Ohio state route 49 one and one-half miles south of Woodington, located southeast of Union City.

The dead are Warren Barnett, who was pinned in the car and could not be removed for two hours, and Timothy Conrad, who was hurled from the vehicle.

Driver of the truck, William Green, of Hammond, Ind., escaped serious injury.

The Troy men died of multiple injuries including skull fractures.

The car, a 1948 Hudson sedan, was being operated north and the front end was demolished. The truck, a 1948 White model, was being operated south and the front end was considerably damaged.

Barnett was enroute to Rose Hill in northern Darke county whee he planned to pump an oil well. Conrad had planned to assist in the work.

Investigating officers were E. R. Pequiqnot and Charles Peters, Darke county deputy sheriffs.

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

Former Union City Resident Succumbs At Columbus, Ohio

Word received in Union City today disclosed the death of Charles Irvin Okey, 60, at his home at 491 East Long street, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday.

A native of Union City, Mr. Okey was born on May 31, 1888, the son of William and Drusilla (Fox) Okey. Following his education at the Union City West Side high school he was a barber in Union City and later in Columbus, having moved to the later city several years ago.

Surviving is a son, Fred of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Cemens of Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Lindley of Union City.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Brooks and Sons funeral home, Union City. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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

Carl Houser Dies In Arizona; To Return Body

Word was received in Winchester of the death of Carl Houser in Tucson, Ariz., at 6:30 a. m. today following a long illness.

Before they moved to Arizona in 1945 the Housers made their home in Winchester. Prior to his illness, Mr. Houser was employed by the Winchester News and Journal-Herald as a composition man, leaving the newspaper in April of 1943.

Surviving is the widow, Mary; the mother, Jessie; a brother, James, and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Crist, Mrs. Betty Hancock and Miss Jean Houser, all of Winchester.

The body will be returned to Winchester for funeral rites and burial.

[Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 9th at the East Side Congregational Christian church, Winchester, with Rev. Leo McKinley officiating and Rev. Orville Woody assisting. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

Return Body Of 'Nig' Simmons To Winchester

The body of T-5 Henry L. (Nig) Simmons, a veteran of both World wars who lost his life in the second campaign, has arrived in the United States from Italy, aboard the United States army transport Lawrence Victory, and will be brought to Winchester for last rites and burial.

Upon its arrival, around the last of November, the remains will be taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester.

Survivors include two brothers, Lester of Winchester route 4, and William of Winchester, and a sister, Mrs Clara Malone of Fort Wayne.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 28 at the funeral home. Rev. Zelma Mill officiated, assisted by the American Legion. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

Coletown Woman Is Stricken Suddenly; Services Monday

Mrs. Margaret Jane Ross, 85, widow of Gilbert Ross, died suddenly Thursday at her home in Coletown following a heart attack. Mrs. Ross had spent her entire life in Darke county and was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are one son, Carmal Ross, Coletown; six daughter, Mrs. Albert Young, Coletown; Mrs. Opal Vermillion, of Richmond; Mrs. Pearl Arnold and Mrs. Marvel Kaucher, both of Greenville; Miss Rose Ross, at home, and Mrs. Andy Heiser, Greenville, route four; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Oliver Troutwine, Greenville, route two.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Coletown church with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Darke County Death - Edward Watern

Versailles - Edward Watern, 61, of northeast of here, died Tuesday at Piqua hospital. Services: Saturday, 9 a. m., St. Peter and Paul church, Newport. Burial: St. Remy cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Pfc. Ralph E. Barnhart

New Madison - The body of Pfc. Ralph Edwin Barnhart, 20, who was killed in action in the South Pacific, has arrived in New Madison for burial. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barnhart, reside here. Services: Saturday, 2:30 p. m., Stutz and Sando funeral home. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Cora Starr

Yorkshire - Mrs. Cora [Shiverdecker] Starr, 69, died Friday at her home here. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence. Services: Monday, 2 p. m., Brock Christian church. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Pamela A. Mergler

Greenville - Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Mergler, jr., of Greenville, route two, are mourning the death of a two-year-old daughter, Pamela Ann, which occurred Thursday at Columbus after a short illness. [Burial was made on Nov. 6th in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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

Aged Union City Resident Dies Following Stroke

Mrs. Minnie M. Rosenbush, 80, widow of Gustav Adolph Rosenbush, Union City druggist, died Sunday at 1 p. m. at the city hospital following a paralytic stroke she suffered one week ago. She resided at 428 North Walnut street, Union City.

A native of Dayton, O., she was born on April 4, 1868, the daughter of George and Catherine Klinga Hueber. Following her education in Dayton public schools, she came with her family to Union City at the age of 14.

On October 31, 1892, she was married to Mr. Rosenbush, whose death occurred in 1911. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church where she was a faithful attendant until she sustained an accident which made her a shut-in for the last fourteen years. She was also a charter member of the Research club.

Surviving are two brothers, George and Thomas Hueber, and one sister Mrs. B. D. Harris, all of Union City; and several nieces and nephews. One daughter, Edna Henrietta Guss, preceded her in death. [Edna Henrietta, on June 15, 1927, was married to Charles E. Guss of Brooklyn, New York, and passed away on June 24, 1948.]

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. W. H. Sherer in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

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

Father Of Local Woman Succumbs

Glen D. Netzley, 51, father of Mrs. Wayne Sharp, of Union City, died Sunday night at his home in Greenville. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. (EST) at the Netzley residence, 116 West Water street, Greenville, and at 2 p. m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran church in Ithaca. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Ex-Union City Resident Follows Wife In Death

Word has been received here of the death of Albert M. Warrell, 83, a former resident of Union City, which occurred November 3 at Good Samaritan hospital in Bicknell, Ind., following a complication of diseases.

A resident of Bicknell for the past 30 years, Mr. Warrell died less that 24 hours after his wife had passed away from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered one week before.

Mr. Warrell was born September 12, 1865 in Union City, a son of the late William and Mary Ann Moyer-Warrell. He was married to Effie Agnes Stephens, of near Ansonia, in 1892, and prior to moving to Bicknell served on the West Side police force for several years.

At Bicknell Mr. Warrell farmed and operated a restaurant.

Surviving are two children, William Warrell, of Bicknell, and Mrs. Elsie Ferguson, of Herminton, Ore. One grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Double funeral services were held last Friday from the Leman and McClure chapel in Bicknell. Interment was made in Carlise cemetery. One of the nephews, LeRoy Harzell, of near Union City, was among those attending the funeral rites.

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

Aged County Native Dies; Rites Wednesday

Winfield Scott Cline, one of Randolph county's oldest natives, died at his home, five miles north of Parker, at 10:30 a. m. Monday following an illness of one week. He observed his ninety-seventh birth day anniversary on July 27 of this year.

Born in Green township, near the Randolph-Delaware county line, Mr. Cline spent his entire lifetime on a farm. He made his home with his Uncle Joe James near the Green township school until he became a young man and married Amanda Campbell who preceded him in death in February of 1935.

Until just the past few years Mr. Cline had enjoyed fairly good health and remained active about his farm. He drove his own automobile until three years ago when a cataract started forming on one of his eyes, impairing his vision. He was always extra alert, having been deaf since the age of 27 as the result of brain fever.

Mr. Cline always had a vegetable garden and spent a great deal of time there. Following his marriage he sold produce off his farm and out of his garden and orchard to residents of the Albany community. His favorite crop was watermelons and his favorite past-time was fishing.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lena Anderson and Mrs. Lula Brorein, both of Albany; four sons, William M. of Saratoga, James R. of Selma, Otis of Albany, and Earl G. at home; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Cline will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the White Chapel church, south of Albany, of which he was a member, with Rev. Ruby Oren in charge. Interment will be in the Strong cemetery at Albany.

Friends may call at the Rust funeral home in Albany.

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

Darke County Death - Rose Marie Kaiser

Pitsburg - Mrs. Rose Marie [Rider] Kaiser, 51, wife of Joseph Kaiser, died suddenly Friday at her home near here. Burial arrangements were in charge of Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum.

[She was buried on Nov. 9th in St. Margaret cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio.]

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

Mary B. Adams Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Mrs. Mary Belle Adams, 66, wife of Charles W. Adams, retired railroad mail clerk, died at 6:30 a. m. today at her home, 325 West Division street, Union City, following a two-year illness. Her condition was serious since last May.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on December 9, 1881, the daughter of George and Sarah A. Prescott-Denney.

She was a graduate of West Side high school and on April 20, 1909 was married to Mr. Adams in Union City. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one brother, John P. Denney, of Union City, and a sister, Elizabeth L. Bullard, Detroit, Mich. One brother, Lewis W. Denney is deceased.

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

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

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

Local Native Dies In Ohio; Rites In Muncie

George A. Shaw, native of Winchester, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Wolfe, Allensville, Ohio, Monday morning at 8 o'clock.

Survivors include a son, A. L. Shaw of Winchester, six other sons, five daughters, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held in the Pilgrim Holiness church in Muncie Thursday. Interment will be in a Muncie cemetery.

The body will be removed to the home of the son, 1602 North Main street, Winchester, where friends may call until Thursday noon.

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

Darke County Death - Harry Mundhenk

Verona - Harry B. Mundhenk, 87, retired farmer, died Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Albright in Verona. He had spent his entire life in the Verona and Gordon areas. Services: Wednesday, Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Frank Fourman

Greenville - Frank Fourman, 79, Franklin township farmer, died Saturday afternoon at the home near the Franklin school building. Survivors: four sons, Ray, of New Madison, route two; Lester, of Arcanum, route one; Rhodelphus, Muncie, Ind., and John, of Laura, route one; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services: Greenville, Tuesday, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial: Newcomers cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Mrs. Mae Diedrich

Greenville - Mrs. Iva Mae [Ellison] Diedrich, 58, wife of Julius Diedrich, steward of the Greenville Moose lodge, died Saturday at Stacy hospital in Dayton. Services: Wednesday, Greenville. Burial: Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

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

Darke County Death - Prentise Deeter

Versailles - Prentise Deeter, 60, died Monday at his home here. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 12, 1948

Services Saturday For Howard Johnston, Former Resident

Funeral services are planned Saturday at Indianapolis for Howard F. Johnston, 48, formerly of Union City, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon from heart trouble while taking his U. S. mail carrier's route in Indianapolis. Burial is planned in a cemetery there.

Mr. Johnston came from Indianapolis to Union City about 11 years ago. During his residence here, Mr. Johnston served as a West Side policeman. He returned to Indianapolis nine years ago, and at the time of his death he resided at 45 Ritter avenue.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Shugars-Johnston; one daughter, Carrol Lou, and a brother, Clifton, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 12, 1948

Iva B. Warren Dies At Home Near Greenville

Mrs. Iva Belle Warren, 61, wife of Frank Warren, prominent Greenville businessman, and a native of near Union City, died Thursday at her home, two miles north of Greenville on the Fort Recovery road, after a four-year illness. Death was directly attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Warren was the founder and former president of Warren Stores, Inc., and is now president of the R. E. Wenger company in Greenville.

His wife, who had lived in Greenville for over 25 years, was reared in Jackson, Ohio, township. Her parents were the late Daniel and Louise Beal Caupp.

She was an active member of the Greenville Congregational Christian church and the Boetheon class of the church and also belonged to the Beehive Rebekah lodge, of Greenville, and of Champion Grange, at Coletown.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Howard, of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Torne Pearce, Coldwater, O., and Mrs. Robert Taylor, of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers,, Ira Caupp, of near Union City; Earl Caupp, of Salamonia, and William Caupp, Muncie, and three sisters, Mrs. William Parks, Union City, and Mrs. Myrtle Thomas and Mrs. Milo Peters, both of near Greenville.

Services will be held on Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Greenville Congregational Christian church, with Rev. Frank Thomas in charge. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery, north of Union City. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, November 12, 1948

Charles Orr Is Dead At 82; Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Charles Orr, 82, who died Thursday morning at his home three miles south of Ridgeville, will be conducted Saturday at 1 p. m. at the Randolph Friends church in charge of Revs. Feaster and William Barnard. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Rust mortuary at Albany to the residence, where friends may call.

Mr. Orr was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are two sons, Leonis and Kenneth, both of Ridgeville; two brothers, Oliver of Albany and John of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Laura Stephenson of Portland; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Mother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Christian church at Milton, Ind., for Mrs. Valerie Esther Clee Baker, 61, of Indianapolis, Formerly of Milton. Burial was in the West Side cemetery at Milton. She was the mother of Clyde Baker, of Union City.

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

Rev. S. F. Harter Passes Away At Florida Hospital

The body of Rev. Solomon Freemont Harter, 86-year-old retired minister, who died Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be returned to Union City for services and burial.

His death followed a one-week serious illness from a complication of diseases. A resident of St. Petersburg for the past three years, he had been in failing health for the past several months.

He was born at the old Harter homestead, one mile north of Bartonia, on June 15, 1862, the son of Solomon J. and Martha Margaret Fisher-Harter. He received his education in the old No. 9 Wayne township school and later had his seminary training at Lebanon and Ridgeville.

Rev. Harter had been active in the ministry for nearly forty years, having served his first charge at Ridgeville in 1891. His other pastorates included churches in the following Indiana towns: Trenton, Kennard, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Ridgeville for a second time, Poneto, Mentone, Windfall, Russelville, Waterloo, Van Buren, Rigden, and Gaston. Rev. Harter ended his ministry at the Farmland church in 1930.

Following his retirement he returned to Union City where he remained for 15 years before making his home in St. Petersburg. Prior to moving to Florida he had been spending the winter months at St. Petersburg for two years.

Rev. Harter was first married to Rose Huffman, who passed away in 1887. In 1902 he was married to Minnie M. Jones, and with her death in 1928, he was united in marriage to Gurnsey Stephenson in 1929.

Besides the wife, he leaves one step-son, Cletus Stephenson, Portland Ore.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard Sloniker, Hood River, Ore.; one grandson, Lawrence Harter, of Union City, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Earl Harter, also of Union City. A son, Earl, daughter Myrtle and three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Upon arrival in Union City the body will be taken to Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Monday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church, of which he was a member. Officiating will be three ministers, Rev. E. E. Kaufman, Rev. E. J. Wickersham, of Richmond, the district superintendent, and Rev. H. H. Short, of Hagerstown. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Preceding the services the body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p. m.

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

Darke County Death - Ephriam Boze

Greenville - Ephriam Boze, a former resident of Greenville, died Tuesday at the county infirmary where he had resided for the past eight years. Services: Wednesday. Burial: infirmary cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - J. C. Beard

New Madison - Jacob Cleveland (Tebe) Beard, 64, who recently moved to New Madison from a farm near Eldorado, was found dead Monday in a barn adjoining his former farm home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Thursday, West Manchester. Burial: Greenmound cemetery, New Madison.

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

Darke County Death - Nathan Fahnestock

Versailles - Nathan F. Fahnestock, 78, retired newspaperman died Thursday at his home here from a heart attack. Mr. Fahnestock was editor of the Minister Post, a weekly newspaper at Minister, O., for several years prior to his retirement and earlier had served as editor of the Versailles Leader. Services: in charge of Marker funeral home here.

[Burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 13th.]

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

Darke County Death - Frank Beaver

Brock - Frank James Beaver, 56, died Wednesday at his home near Brock. Survivors: wife, Isabel; six children; one brother; Charles of Bradford, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hinders, Dayton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Koverman, Yorkshire. Services: Saturday, Ansonia. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - John H. Meier

Greenville - John H. Meier, 69, Greenville township farmer, died Wednesday night at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. His home was four miles northeast of here. Survivors: wife, Cora; two sons, Denver and Foster, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Esther Lindemuth, Minster; Miss Marie Meier, Dayton; Mrs. Opal Harter, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Evelyn Drew, of here. Services: Saturday, Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Sgt. Kenneth Pease

Arcanum - Services were held here Saturday for T-Sgt Kenneth S. Pease, 24, Arcanum, who was killed in action in France on September 9, 1944. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Daisy Pease, of here.

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

Forrest J. Flatter Dies Sunday At Home In Fountain City

Forrest J. Flatter, 62, died at his home in Fountain City at 8 a. m. Sunday. He was a member of the Fountain City Methodist church.

Survivors include the widow, Bertha; one sister, Mrs. R. O. Klepinger of Ingorman, Ohio; two brothers, Virgil of Union City , and Russell of Fountain City; several nieces and nephews.

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

Man Is Killed, Three Hurt In County Crash

One man was killed and three other persons injured Saturday when two autos collided at the intersection of the North Star-Yorkshire road and a country road in northern Darke county.

Leonard Rhoades, 28, of route one, New Weston, suffered fatal injuries when the car he was driving skidded on wet pavement and struck another auto being driven by Ed Leeper, 22, of Rossburg. Rhoades died enroute to Wayne hospital in Greenville.

The injured are Leeper, who was treated for cuts and bruises at the hospital and dismissed; Mrs. Rhoades, who suffered a broken leg and cuts and bruises, and Mrs. Jacob Rhoades, who suffered a broken arm and a cut on the forehead. The women were reported in good condition.

The county sheriff's office said Rhoades was headed south on the country road and Leeper was west-bound on the North Star-Yorkshire road. Leeper's auto was knocked 100 feet inside Delvin cemetery.

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

Harry Spencer Dies At Home Near Bethel

Harry W. Spencer, 59, died at 8:30 a. m. Monday at his home near Bethel following an extended illness.

He is survived by the widow Hazel; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene Martin of Lynn; one son, Lowell of near Fountain City; one granddaughter, Janice Elaine Martin; and one sister, Mrs. Ray Pettyjohn of near Fountain City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Bethel Christian church, of which he was a member, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, assisted by Rev. Arthur Garrigus. Interment will be in the Hollansburg, Ohio, cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence near Bethel at any time.

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

Jeanette Veal Dies Wednesday At Lynn Home

Jeanette Veal, 87, widow of the late Eulas Veal, died at the home of her son, Earl Welch, in Lynn at 5:45 p. m. Wednesday after a three-day illness.

Surviving are another son, Olden Welch of Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie McClerney and Mrs. Gladys Tillson, both of Greensfork, and Mrs. Effie Ward of Portland, Oreg.; 24 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lida Lacy of Connersville; one brother, Charles Cramer of Oldenburg, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 10:30 a. m.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday morning at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery near Connersville, Ind.]

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

Former Union City Man Dies Suddenly At Lexington, Ky.

Word received here today disclosed the death of Harvey E. Phillips, 74, a former resident of Union City , which occurred suddenly Wednesday morning at his residence, 235 East Fifth street, Lexington, Ky., following a heart attack. He was an employe of the United States secret service in the division of maps and charts.

A native of New Madison, Ohio, he was a son of the late James and Martha Sutton-Phillips. He was educated in the New Madison schools and was a member of the Second Presbyterian church in Chicago. He was a co-inventor of Delco and had served as a consulting engineer for the National Cash Register company at Dayton and the General Motors plant.

He was a veteran of the Spanish American War, serving under the command of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, and was a member of the Masonic lodge in Dayton.

Besides his wife, Elizabeth Scott-Phillips, he is survived by a daughter, Miss Charlotte Phillips, and two sons, Elmer R. and Robert E. Phillips, all of Dayton, and three Grandchildren.

Services were held this morning at the W. R. Milward mortuary at Lexington, with burial in the Lexington cemetery.

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

Death Claims Former Clerk Of Union City

Fred Roe, 80, former clerk of Union City, Ind., died Friday at 10:15 p. m. at his residence, 804 West Oak street, Union City, following a two-year illness from heart trouble.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born November 24, 1868 in Jackson, O., township the son of Eli and Acha Parent roe. He was educated in Jackson township schools and followed the occupation of farming before moving to Union City 46 years ago.

In Union City he was employed at the Pierce elevator for eight years and also operated a grocery store for eight years. He served as city clerk over 15 years ago and during recent years was in the fruit tree and shrubbery business.

A long-time secretary of the Old Modern Woodmen lodge in Union City, Mr. Roe also was a member of the Masonic lodge and Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie Alexander Roe; two daughters, Mrs. Warren Shultz of Muncie and Mrs. R. C. Spellman of Chicago; one son, Harry E. Roe of Richmond; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Milton Glunt, Union City; a half-sister, Florella Roe, of Union City; and one half-brother, Heber Roe of Washington Courthouse, O.

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

Final rites, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Timothy Longenbaker

Greenville - Timothy Longenbaker, retired Greenville groceryman, died Wednesday night at his home here. He was 92 years old. Survivors: four sons, Edward, of Columbus; Clarence, Greenville; Francis, Dayton, and Henry, of Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Barry, this city, and Mrs. Marguerite Reisenbeck and Gertrude Longenbaker, both at home; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: St. Mary's Catholic church cemetery.

[Aged 91 Yrs. 11 Mo. 28 Days at his death.]

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

Darke County Death - Viola B. Fry

Greenville - Mrs. Viola B. [Littleton] Fry, 83, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Pence, Greenville. Services: Friday, Springfield. Burial: Springfield cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Frederick J. Baltes

Versailles - Frederick J. Baltes, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Baltes, died Friday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton following surgery. Services: Monday, here. Burial: St. Dennis Catholic cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - C. F. Mundhenk

Gordon - Charles F. (Mont) Mundhenk, 91, retired Gordon businessman, died Friday at his home here. Survivors: brother, George, of here, and several nieces and nephews. He was operator of a general store here for 45 years. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

W. W. Goodrich Funeral Services Wednesday At 2

Funeral services for W. W. (William Wallace) Goodrich, 77, who died at 2 p. m. Monday at his home in Winchester will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Mortuary.

Mr. Goodrich, one of Winchester's most prominent citizens, died at his home, 211 South East street, Winchester, following a year's illness.

He was one of a family of five brothers, all of whom gained prominence. Two brothers, Jay and James P., the later Indiana's World War I governor, preceded him in death. Two brothers, Percy E. and Edward S., both of Winchester, survive.

Other survivors are the widow, Louise Gordon Goodrich; one daughter, Mrs. Philip (Betty) Terry of Indianapolis; one son, P. G. (Bud) of Portland, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Goodrich was the son of John B. and Elizabeth Edger Goodrich and was a native of Randolph county.

After being graduated from Winchester high school, he attended Wabash college and the Armour Institute in Chicago.

He became connected with public utilities when a young man. Mr. Goodrich was manager of a natural gas company at New Castle for many years and later served as manager of the Rock Oil company, a local gas utility. His last official connection in an executive capacity dated back several years when he served as Winchester manager of the Indiana and Ohio Public Service company, an electric utility.

Mr. Goodrich was one of the organizers of the Peoples Loan and Trust company of Winchester. Other business connections included the Randolph County Sales company, Standard Securities company and Goodrich Brothers company, which owned and operated numerous grain elevators.

Prominent in the religious and civic life of Winchester, he was a trustee of the Presbyterian church, an honorary member of the Rotary club, a member of the Winchester Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges and of the New Castle Elks.

Mr. Goodrich had the distinction of being awarded a 25-year Rotary button and the further distinction of not having missed a Rotary meeting for almost 27 years.

He was a lifetime charter member of the New Castle Elks and carried Card No. 1.

[An Elks lodge of sorrow was conducted Tuesday evening by the New Castle lodge of which he was a charter member.]

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

Services Friday For Washington Township Farmer

Services have been arranged for Dell Harbison, 64, well-known Washington township farmer, who died Monday afternoon at his home on the Winchester pike, seven miles southeast of Union City, from the effects of a stroke he suffered three weeks ago.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until 10 a. m. Friday.

Mr. Harbison, who was born and reared near Rossburg, had resided in Washington township for the past 15 years.

He leaves a wife, Grace; one daughter, Aileen, and two sons, Kenneth and Ernest, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Pierron, Greenville, and two brothers, William, Versailles, route two, and O. E. Harbison, Brookville, O., route two.

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

Nettie Roe Dies Five Days After Husband's Death

Mrs. Nettie Roe, a 76-year-old lifetime resident of the Union City community, died at 2:30 a. m. Thursday at her home, 804 West Oak street, just five days after the death of her husband, Fred Roe, a former city clerk of Union City, Ind. Although Mrs. Roe had been in failing health for the past three and one-half years, her death came suddenly from the effects of a heart attack.

She was born in Washington township, Darke county, on March 10, 1872, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alexander. Following her education in Washington township schools, she was married to Mr. Roe and they moved to Union City 46 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Warren Shultz, of Muncie, and Mrs. R. C. Spellman, Chicago; one son, Harry E. Roe, Richmond; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary D. Land, White Heath, Ill., and one brother, Samuel Alexander, Fountain City, Ind.

Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Earl Lantz will be in charge, with burial in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Death Claims Mary Coppess; Rites Sunday

Mrs. Mary Coppess, 66, wife of W. Grover Coppess, well-known Jackson, Ohio, township farmer, passed away at the Union City hospital at 1:05 p. m. Thursday following a cerebral stroke she suffered three months ago. She resided northeast of Union City, about three-quarters of a mile east of the Jackson school building.

A lifelong resident of Jackson township, she was born on May 6, 1882, the daughter of Samuel and Lovina Kiester-Staudt. Following her education she was united in marriage to Mr. Coppess at Petasky, Mich., in 1910. She was a member of the Waterhouse Evangelical United Brethren church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Samuel R. Coppess, Jackson township; one grandchild; a brother, Earl Staudt, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell R. Brooks, Union City, and Mrs. Hazel Daubenmire, Greenville.

The body has been removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call at any time, except from 2 to 4 p. m. Saturday.

Services will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the funeral home with Rev. Leroy Ickes in charge. Interment will be made in Teegarden cemetery.

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

Darke County Death - Charles Brown

Versailles- Charles O. Brown, 74, who for a number of years farmed in the Yorkshire vicinity, died Tuesday night at Stouder hospital, Troy. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, here.

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

Ellen M. Hall Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Mrs. Ellen Mary Hall, 79, wife of Harry Hall, died at 7:10 a. m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Raiser, 815 West Pearl street, Union City, following a nine-year illness from the effects of a fractured hip. Her condition was serious since last June.

She was born in Louisville, Ky., on December 26, 1868, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Martin-Stephens. Following her education in Louisville schools, she was married to Mr. Hall on April 16, 1890, and they came to Muncie in 1910. After residing in Muncie for seven years, they made their home in Union City. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Raiser, at whose home she died; Mrs. Caroline Flock, Detroit, and Mrs. Florence Monroe and Mrs. Alice V. Dakin, both of Muncie; one son, Clifton Hall, Chicago; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Bell Stephens and Miss Elizabeth Stephens, both of Louisville, and a brother, John Stephens, of Solway, Ky. One grandchild, four sisters and a brother are deceased.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 4 p. m. Sunday

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home, in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCalister. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Portland Friends Minister Is Dead; Burial At Kokomo

Portland, Ind., Nov. 27 - Rev. Andrew B. Starbuck, 64, pastor of the First Friends church in Portland for two years, died Friday night in the Jay county hospital following a short illness of heart disease.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Hazel Starbuck; a son, Dr. J. B. Starbuck of Willard, O.; two grandchildren, five brothers, and two sisters.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Courtland Avenue Friends church in Kokomo.

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

Riley Pyle Dies At Ridgeville; Rites Saturday

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Ridgeville Nazarene church for Riley Pyle, 76, retired photographer, who died suddenly Wednesday night at his home in Ridgeville, when he returned from a church service. Rev. James Harmoning officiated and burial was in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

He is survived by the widow, Ida; one son, Chester of Portland; one brother, Thomas of Redkey, and two grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death - Julie Feeman

Gettysburg - Mrs. Julia [Miller] Feeman, 77, widow of Eli Feeman, died Thursday afternoon at her home three miles north of here. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. (EST) Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: church cemetery.

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

F. O. Ratcliff Dies Today Near Farmland

Francis O. Ratcliff, 74, died at 7 a. m. Friday at the home of his son, Vance, south of Farmland.

Surviving besides the son is a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Mills of Fort Wayne, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Mr. Ratcliff will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, in the Union Church, south of Windsor, in charge of Rev. N. H. Thornburg and Rev. John Randolph. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the son's home at any time.

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

James Kreider Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

James Franklin Kreider, 59, well-known Jackson, Ind., township farmer, passed away at 2:10 a. m. today at the Union City hospital from complications resulting from major surgery on November 23. He resided one-half mile west of New Lisbon Church of Christ.

A lifelong resident of Jackson township, he was born on November 25, 1889, the son of Louis Oscar and Sarah Wickersham-Kreider. Following his education in Lisbon schools he was married to Grace Sashler in Union City during 1911. He had followed the occupation of farming for the past 36 years.

Mr. Kreider was a member of the New Lisbon church and the Rebekah and I.O.O.F. Lodges at North Salem.

Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Floyd Oscar Kreider, of Muncie; one daughter, Inez Fay Kreider, at home; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Russell Burton, of Union City.

The body will be removed from Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Tuesday.

Final rites in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCallister, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Lisbon cemetery.

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

Services Are Held Today For Former Rossburg Resident

Services were held this afternoon at the Ansonia Church of God for Mrs. Edith Lucille Miller, 36, wife of Harold E. Miller, who died Friday afternoon at her home, two miles northeast of Palestine, after a five-month illness. Burial was in Palestine cemetery.

Mrs. Miller, who was formerly a member of the staff at the Darke county children's home, was born and reared in Rossburg. She had spent her entire life in the county.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Roger Keith and Kenneth Lee, and a daughter, Karen Sue, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Martha Emmons, Rossburg; four brothers, Clarence Emmons, Piqua; George Emmons, Greenville; Louis Emmons, Columbus, and Alvin Emmons, Rossburg, and five sisters, Mrs. Maude McCauley, Muncie; Mrs. John Black, Mrs. Harlan Pitsenbarger and Mrs. Robert Pitsenbarger, Greenville, and Mrs. Walter Snell, Greenville, rural route.

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

Former Union City Man Dies Sunday At Cleveland Home

A former Union City resident, Harry R. Horn, about 70, died Sunday at 2 p. m. at his home in Cleveland following a five-week serious illness.

A native of Beres, Ohio, he was a son of Bert and Ann Horn and came to Union City when he was about 16 years old. He was employed at the old Carriage company and resided here several years before making his home in Cleveland approximately 30 years ago.

At Cleveland he owned and operated the Prospect Auto Top company.

Surviving are his wife, Lula Schaub-Horn; one daughter, Mary Louise, at home; his father, Bert Horn, Cleveland; and two sisters, Mrs. James H. Drill, Indianapolis, and Nell Horn, of New York.

Services and burial are tentatively planned in Cleveland.

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

Darke County Death - Adam Burns

Gettysburg - Adam G. Burns, 63, for over 20 years was employed as a bus driver in the Gettysburg school district, died suddenly Friday night at his home three miles north of here. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Monday, Stelvideo church. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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

Body Of Versailles Soldier Returned; Was related Locally

The body of Pvt. Lewis F. Bulcher, 24, who was killed in action on the Anzio beachhead in Italy on January 25, 1944, arrived in Versailles today. It was taken to the Miller Brothers funeral home in that town where friends may call.

Services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a. m. (EST) at the Holy Family church in Frenchtown, with burial in the church cemetery.

Pvt. Bulcher, who was born near Versailles, enlisted in the army of November 9, 1942 and was sent overseas in the following July.

Prior to his enlistment he was employed by the Frigidaire corporation in Dayton.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Betty; his father, Leonard Bulcher, Versailles, and his mother, Mrs. Ursula Schultz, Union City, rural route; two brothers, John, of Versailles, and Charles, Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Rita Glick, Webster; Mrs. Catherine Young, Greenville, and Mrs. Germaine Weaver, Union City, and two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McEldowney, Versailles.

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

Darke County Death - Fannie Baker

Arcanum - Mrs. Fannie [Shellabarger] Baker, 71, wife of Pharo Baker, died Sunday night at her home north of here following a heart attack. She was a lifelong resident of this community. Services: Wednesday, 2 p. m. Miller Grove church. Burial: Abbottsville. Friends: at residence.

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

Darke County Death - Lessie Kissel

Greenville - Miss Lessie Ione Kissel, lifelong resident of Darke county, died Sunday night at her home seven miles northeast of here. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dickey, of Woodington, and four brothers, Dr. Clyde Kissel, Marion, O.; Leroy Kissel, Dayton; F. N. Kissel, Greenville, route five, and Dr. F. M. Kissel, Pitsburg. Services: in charge of Miller funeral home. [Burial was made in the Stelvideo Cemetery on Dec. 1, 1948.]

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

Darke County Death - Robert M. Hole

Versailles - Services were held Monday at Versailles for Robert Milton Hole, 56, prominent businessman in this city who was found dead in bed Saturday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Survivors: wife, Maude; his mother, Mrs. Otillie Hole, Versailles; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Miller, of West Milton, and four brothers, Homer Hole, also West Milton. Harvey Hole, Versailles and Atty. William Edward Hole and Atty. Richard E. Hole, both of Greenville.

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

Darke County Death - Charles W. Fischer

Greenville - Burial in Greenville cemetery was conducted today for Charles W. Fischer, 71, a former resident, who was fatally injured Saturday while working at the Air City Tool company at Dayton. Mr. Fischer, who moved to Dayton from North Star 23 years ago, sustained a fractured skull Saturday when struck by a steel casting.

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

Darke County Death - Mrs. Elaine Williamson

Greenville - A former Greenville girl's trip to Danbury, Conn., to serve as matron of honor at the wedding of a college roommate ended in tragedy Saturday night. When a car in which she was riding overturned and struck a utility pole, Mrs. Elaine Sellman Williamson, 26, of Dayton, was killed instantly. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sellman, of here. Services: Turpen-McKnight funeral home, 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1948

Former Resident Is Found Dead In Parked Car

Roy D. Noffsinger, 57, a former resident of Union City, was found dead in his parked car in front of the Apex Machine and Tool company, 1025 South Patterson boulevard, Dayton, Tuesday morning. He resided at 418 South Jefferson street, Dayton. Death was from natural causes.

A native of north of Union City, he was the son of Ezra and Grace Johnson-Noffsinger, and received his education in community schools. At the age of 21 he made his home in Muncie and served as a railroad conductor for several years prior to being transferred to Chicago where he was a train caller. Later Mr. Noffsinger made his home in Dayton and was an employe of the Dayton Power and Light company. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife Hazel; a son, Robert E.; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Huffman, of Trotwood, O., and Mrs. Ruth Davis, Dayton, and his step-mother, Amanda Noffsinger, West Milton, O.; a nephew, Larkin Stocksdale, resident in Union City. One daughter, Elizabeth, and a sister, Grace Stocksdale, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. (EST) Friday at the Meyer and Boehmer funeral home, 1733 South Brown street, Dayton. Burial will be made in the Church of the Brethren cemetery, north of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home until 10 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1948

Buckingham Rites Thursday At Lynn

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Mae Buckingham, 79, who died Tuesday at Lynn, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Rev. Harold Oder will officiate, with burial in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 1, 1948

Darke County Death - Lt. Rhoades

Greenville - Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home for Lt. Eugene F. Rhoades, 27, who was killed in action near Lutzel, Germany on April 6, 1945. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Survivors: wife, Clara; a son, Robert Eugene, whom he never saw; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rhoades, North Star; one sister, Esther Mae, and a brother, Lewis, both at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 2, 1948

Former Union City Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Charity Crawford, of Union City, has received word of the death of a brother, William Hayes, about 60, which occurred Wednesday at a Dayton hospital following a one-month serious illness. A former resident of Union City, Mr. Hayes had resided in Dayton for approximately the past twenty years.

Besides the sister, he leaves a wife, Edith; six children, and a brother, James Hayes, of Dayton. Services and burial are planned at Dayton Saturday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 3, 1948

Death Claims Former Union City Woman

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Elda Grace McKown, 59, former resident of Union City, which occurred November 24 at her home near Pittsburgh, Pa., following a paralytic stroke she suffered two years ago.

She was the wife of Howard P. McKown, a government engineer, and they came to Union City from Pittsburgh about 41 years ago. After residing here for approximately ten years, they returned to Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves three children. Services were held at Pittsburgh last Sunday, with burial in a Pittsburgh cemetery Monday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 3, 1948

White River Township Assessor Dies

Warren Wall, 73, White River township assessor for the past two years, died at 4 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital following an illness of several weeks. He also was a retired minister.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Guy Hendrickson and Mrs. William [?], both of Winchester; two sons, Raymond of Phoenix, Ariz. And Myron of Damia, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Davisson of Farmland, and Mrs. Suda Puckett, of Newport, Ind.; three brothers, Ira M. of Winchester, Russel of Zanesville, Ohio, and Oren of Portland, Ore.

Funeral services for Mr. Wall will be conducted at the Buena Vista church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Arlie Cortney officiating and Rev. Zelma Mills assisting. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the Summers funeral home in Winchester after 7 p. m. Friday until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Death Claims Former Resident of Union City

Mrs. Viola A. Fertig, about 43, a former resident of the Union City community, passed away Friday at 10:10 a. m. at her home in Aurora, Ill., following a several months serious illness.

A native of Darke county, she was born near Union City on November 29, 1905, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Teegarden. At an early age she moved with her parents to the Greenville community and received her education in Greenville public schools. Later she made her home in Indianapolis and then returned to Union City where she was employed in the office at the Backstay Welt company for a short time.

Following her marriage to Kenneth D. Fertig, she made her residence in Illinois about 14 years ago.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Richard E. Brown, of Aurora; one son, Kenneth E. Mangas, of Williamsville, N. Y.; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Walter G. Threewits, of near Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Puterbaugh, Aurora; and Mrs. George L. Schmidt of Johnstown, O., and four brothers, Paul E. Teegarden, Richmond; James F. of Kokomo; H. C. of Chicago, and G. W., of San Francisco.

The body today was returned to Union City and was taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call

Final rites will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p. m. Interment will be made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Return Body Of S-Sgt. Edwards From Europe

The remains of Staff Sgt. Delbert Leon Edwards, who was killed in action in Italy on October 18, 1944, will arrive in Lynn on Tuesday evening, December 7.

Sgt. Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Edwards, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Lynn, entered the service in August of 1943. He participated in the battle for Salerno in Italy and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.

Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Jean Ann Edwards of Phoenix, and Mrs. Leon Stump of Union City; one brother, Names of Phoenix; the paternal grandfather, Jesse Edwards of Ashland, Ore.; and the maternal grandfather, John Wisner of near Union City, Ohio.

Graveside services will be held at the Spartanburg cemetery with Rev. Zelma Mills and Harry Howell American Legion post of Lynn in charge. Date of the services are pending the arrival of the parents from Arizona.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Joseph A. Vest

Arcanum - Joseph Allen Vest, 78, died suddenly Thursday night at the home of a son, Joseph M. Vest, in Arcanum, following a heart attack. Burial was planned at Franklin, Ind., where Mr. Vest formerly lived.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Blanche Byrd

Versailles- Miss Blanche Flora Byrd, 64, of Versailles, died Wednesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, from the effects of injuries sustained in a fall six weeks ago. Survivors: step-father and Mother, Mr. and Mrs. David Kindell, Versailles; one half-sister, Mrs. William Haworth, Greenville, and three half-brothers, Tom and Ivan Kindell, both of Greenville, and Max Kindell, Versailles. Services: Versailles, Friday. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Emma Snyder

Arcanum - Mrs. Emma Louise [Gessler] Snyder, 74, wife of Arthur Snyder, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Miley, in Arcanum. Services: Friday, Abbottsville church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 4, 1948

Darke County Death - Suzanna Elliott

Greenville - Mrs. Suzanna Scott Elliott, 98, widow of Atty. James C. Elliott, a Civil War veteran, died Thursday at her home. Believed to have been Greenville's oldest resident, Mrs. Elliott's death was directly attributed to head injuries she sustained in a fall six weeks ago. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 6, 1948

Portland Dentist Dies

Portland, Ind., Dec. 6 - Dr. E. P. Houk, Portland dentist for more than 40 years, died Saturday in Grace hospital, Detroit, Mich., after a two-weeks illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 6, 1948

Funeral Services Are Tuesday For Jennie R. Thorn

Jennie Rhoades Thorn,88, died at her home six miles northwest of Winchester at 2:10 o'clock Sunday morning after a short illness. Her death came a week after that of her husband, J. Will Thorn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Harmony Baptist church in Matthews by Elder J. W. Richards of Matthews and Elder Paul Chastain of Summitville.

A resident of near Winchester for the last two years, Mrs. Thorn had spent most of her life in the Matthews and Gaston communities.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Vannatter of Gaston; two sons, Walter Thorn of Gaston, and Lloyd Thorn of Winchester; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 6, 1948

Arrange Rites For W. Denton Dead At Muncie

Funeral arrangements are being made today for William Wheeler Denton, 71, a native of Randolph county who died at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie at 6 o'clock Saturday night after an extended illness.

The deceased had lived in Muncie for the last 31 years. He lived at 3015 South Pershing drive. He was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the widow, Elizabeth; a son, Oscar of Muncie; two stepsons, William E. West of Fort Wayne, and Howard T. West of Picayune, Miss.; two brothers, Charles Denton of Muncie and his twin, Hayes Denton of Selma route 1; two sister, Mrs. Julia Ford of Farmland route 1, and Mrs. Viola Ryan of Michigan; a grandson, and six step-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Person mortuary in Muncie for burial preparation.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 6, 1948

Funeral Services Are Held At Dayton For County Native

Funeral services were held in Dayton today for Oren D. Henderson, 61, who died Friday at Brown hospital, Veterans Administration Center, in Dayton, Ohio. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery, Centerville, Ind.

Mr. Henderson was born at Lynn and had resided in Dayton for the last 20 years. During 15 years of this period he was an employe of the Master Electric company.

Surviving are his wife, Essie; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Helen Butler of Cambridge City, Mrs. Donald Bailey of Richmond, Mrs. June Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Miss Joyce Ann Appleton, of Dayton, and his stepmother, Mrs. Lucretia Henderson of Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Services Are Held For Iva C. Poling

Services for Mrs. Iva Claire Poling, 60, wife of Charles Poling, of Ansonia, route one, who died Saturday night after a lingering illness were held this afternoon at the residence. Burial was made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, William, Ansonia, route one; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hupe, north of Greenville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Wilson Phillips, of Dayton, and David Phillips, Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Cavender, Piqua, and Mrs. L. L. Banta, Dayton.

Mrs. Poling, who died at the home of the daughter, had been under medical care for the past three weeks. She was a member of the Ansonia Methodist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Former County Teacher Dies Near Winchester

Mrs. Flora Elwood, 75, a former teacher in the Randolph county schools, died at her home southwest of Winchester Monday afternoon following an illness of six months.

She was a life-long resident of Randolph county and was the daughter of Dr. Richard and Sarah Hale Bosworth. She lived most of her life in Winchester and Union City. Three nephews survive.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Hugh Richey Dies At Home In Winchester

Hugh S. Ritchey died at his home, 518 North East street, Sunday afternoon.

Surviving is the wife, Naomi; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Burton of Richmond; one son, Harvey of Richmond; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. E. J. Morgan of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where funeral arrangements are being completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Death Claims "Buff" Huston; Rites Tuesday

Elsworth (Buff) Huston, 73, a lifelong resident of Winchester died Sunday at the Randolph County home.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth R. Pickering in charge. Interment was in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Burton Temple, Retired Druggist, Dies Sunday

Burton Temple, 77, a retired druggist, died Sunday at the Randolph County home.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Sample and Mrs. Carrol Sauer, both of Michigan.

Last rites will be conducted at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home with Rev. P. M. Macke in charge. Interment will be in Earlham cemetery at Richmond.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Joseph E. Burson Dies Monday In Indianapolis

Joseph Elmer Burson, 73, of 528 East Washington street, passed away at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Monday following an illness of two years.

Mr. Burson had lived in Indianapolis until May of this year when he came to Winchester to make his home. He was born in Casey, Ill., in 1875, the son of Joseph and Nancy Burson. He had been educated in schools in Kansas and until his illness was employed as a drill press operator at an Indianapolis factory. He was a member of the national fraternal Society of the Deaf.

Surviving is the widow, Nevada, whom he married on September 25, 1907; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Wigmore; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Coggeshall of Lewiston, Montana; Mrs. Len McMillan of El Centro, Cal., and Mrs. Cora Davis of Los Angeles, Cal.

Funeral services for Mr. Burson will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, with Rev. Orville Woody in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 8, 1948

George Hiatt Dies Near Bethel; Rites Thursday

George Clifton Hiatt, 66, passed away at his home near Bethel at 11 p. m. Monday after a short illness. He had followed the occupation of farming.

Last rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the New Liberty church northwest of Lynn, with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Pearl; two daughters, Arnell at home and Mrs. Helen Whitehead of Santa Rosa, Calif.; three sons, George L. of near New Paris, Ohio, Seth R. and Hugh B., both at home; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Clements of fountain City.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Brother Succumbs

Services were conducted this afternoon at Bradford for Lewis B. Reck, 70, brother of Guy Reck, of Union City, who died Monday night at his home in Bradford following a heart attack. Burial was made in Covington, O. cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Ella Wise Dies At U. C. Home; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Ella Wise, 77, widow of Charles N. Wise, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Lyons, 627 West Pearl street, Union City, at 7 p. m. Wednesday following a one-year illness.

Funeral services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 1:30 p. m. (CST) Saturday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home of the daughter where friends may call from 7 p. m. Thursday until the day of the funeral.

Mrs. Wise was the daughter of Daniel H. and Katherine Ryan and had resided most of her life in Darke county.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. Clarence Shiverdecker, of Ansonia; one son, Robert Wise, of Union City; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Omer C. Ryan, of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Former Darke County Health Director Dies

Dr. W. D. Bishop, 58, former Darke county health commissioner and a prominent figure in Ohio public health circles for many years, died Tuesday night at his home in Greenville following a lingering illness. He had served for 18 years as head of the county health department, retiring on November 1, 1947 because of declining health.

Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Dr. Willoughby Dayton Bishop was survived by his wife, Irene Tejan Bishop. Other survivors ?]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Jesse A. Rhoades Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Jesse Abraham Rhoades, 78, of Winchester, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 12:45 a. m. Wednesday following an extended illness.

Surviving is one son, Harold; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Whistler, and one sister, Mrs. Bert Harvey, all of Winchester; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Buena Vista Christian church Friday at 10:30 a. m. in charge of Rev. Ancil Grubbs. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the Summers funeral home in Winchester at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Services Friday For Union City Suicide Victim

Final rites for Joseph David Wantz, 68, who committed suicide by hanging himself in a coal shed in back of his residence, 739 North State Line street, Union City, will be held at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev. Thelma Gantner will officiate, with burial in the Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. today.

The body of Mr. Wantz was found at 12 o'clock noon Wednesday by a neighbor, Sherman Crawford, who had noticed that there was no activity in the Wantz home.

Mr. Wantz, who lived alone, had been under a physician's care for several months and it is thought that failing health motivated his suicide.

Dr. B. F. Wills, of Union City, was called in the absence of County Coroner Lowell Painter, and he returned a verdict of suicide, saying that Mr. Wantz had been dead for about 15 hours.

Union City Police Chief Garold Straley, who also was called, reported that no one had seen Mr. Wantz since Tuesday noon.

A native of Carrol county, Md., he was born on June 6, 1880, the son of Eli and Susan Wantz. He received his education in Henry county, Ind. Schools and came to the Union City community 33 years ago. He followed the occupation of farming until making his home in Union City four years ago. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Hampshire, Union City, and Mrs. Fred Ford, Union City, route one; one son, Dale Wantz, Union City route four; 12 grandchildren; one brother, George Want, Mooreland, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Courtney, also of Mooreland. One sister, Mrs. Mary Snyder, is deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 9, 1948

Darke County Death - Orville Lambert

Arcanum - Orville G. Lambert, 62, died suddenly from a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while working at the farm home of a son, Gerald, northeast of here. Mr. Lambert was a well known retired Van Buren township farmer. Services: Friday, 2 p. m., Pitsburg Methodist church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

[He was also survived by his wife, Margaret. Other survivors ?]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 11, 1948

Mother Of Local Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Arch D. Brown, residing east of Union City, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Ewing, 70, widow of Charles Ewing, which occurred Friday at her home in Miami Beach, Fla., following a three-month serious illness. She had been in failing health for the past four years.

Besides the daughter, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. A. C. Fowler, of Miami Beach; Mrs. Mayme Woverton, of Albany, Ind., and Catherine Stegal, Lake Wales, Fla., and one brother, Peter Straton, Indianapolis.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown left today to attend the services which are tentatively planned on Monday at Miami Beach, with burial in a mausoleum at Woodlawn cemetery, in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 11, 1948

Funeral Services For Former Muncie Mayor Set Monday Morning

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 11 - Funeral services for Dr. Rollin H. Bunch, 67, former mayor of Muncie and an outstanding figure in Democratic politics here for more than 35 years, will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the St. John's University Church by the Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Stephens funeral home to the residence, 400 East Jackson street where friends may call after 2 o'clock this afternoon. Friends may also call at the church on Monday one hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, December 11, 1948

Three Killed By C. & O. Train At Blountsville

New Castle, Ind., Dec. 11 - (INS) Funeral services wee planned today for three members of one family who met death when their automobile was struck by a Chesapeake & Ohio railroad freight train at a crossing in Blountsville, their home, about 10 miles northeast from New Castle.

Victims were Robert Walker, 47; his wife, Mary, 38, and Mrs. Walker's mother, Mrs. Clara Cain, 65.

The family was returning Mrs. Walker from the Henry county hospital in New Castle, where she had been a patient since a previous accident a week ago, to her home. Mrs. Cain was driving.

The body of Mrs. Walker was thrown clear of the wreckage, but the other two were pinned in the car.

Mrs. Clara Cain, Killed in the train-automobile accident at Blountsville, was an aunt of Mrs. James L. Wall and Mrs. Leona Kitzmiller of Winchester.

Blountsville, Ind., Dec. 13 - Triple funeral services were conducted Monday morning for the three members of a Blountsville family who were killed Friday night when their car was struck by a Chesapeake and Ohio freight train at the Blountsville crossing.

Killed were Mrs. Clara Cain, 65; her daughter, Mrs. Mary Louella Walker, 38, and Mrs. Walker's husband, Robert, 47. Services were conducted at 10 a. m. at the Blountsville Christian church by Rev. Joseph Thornburg. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Saratoga.

Mrs. Walker is survived by a sister, Mrs. Marshall Gison, of Fairmount, Mrs. Cain's daughter; three brothers, James of Detroit, Edward of Greentown, and John of Muncie, Mrs. Cains's sons, and an aunt, Mrs. Dora Collum, of Winchester, Mrs. Cains's sister. Seven grandchildren survive Mrs. Cain.

Mr. Walker is survived by his mother, Mae Walker, of Key West, Fla.; two sisters, and one brother, Stewart, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 13, 1948

Brother of Union City Resident Is Dead

Word has been received here of the recent death of Marion J. Bailey, 73, of Champaign county, Ill., a brother of Otto H. Bailey, of Union City.

Mr. Bailey, a former Portland resident, died in Arizona at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Brown. The body was returned from Arizona to Illinois, where services and burial took place.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 13, 1948

Darke County Death - Cpl. William Dickey

Greenville - The body of Cpl. William (Boots) Dickey, 33, who was killed in action on December 24, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, has arrived in Greenville. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. Apostolic church on Jackson street. Burial: Stelvideo cemetery. Survivors: former wife, Mrs. Willard Castle, Greenville, route one; son, Galen, and daughter, Mrs. Wanda Brown, Greenville, route one, and the mother, Mrs. Clara Dickey, of here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 14, 1948

Death Claims Clayton Harper, U. C. Resident

Clayton Harper, a 71-year-old resident of the Union City community practically all his life, passed away today at 7 a. m. at the Darke county home, near Greenville, following a stroke he suffered last Friday. He had been in declining health for the past two years.

He was born and reared east of Union City and was a son of the late John F. and Elizabeth Staudt-Harper. He followed the occupation of farming for several years and later was employed in Dayton for a number of years. He was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Fern Mumma-Harper, of Dayton; two sons, Glenn Harper, of Cleveland, and Don, of West Alexandria, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Dixie Puderbaugh, of near Dayton; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Stonerock, and Miss Essie Harper, both of Orlando, Fla., and one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Zicht, of Dayton.

The body was removed to the Zimmerman funeral home in West Alexandria where friends may call.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) with interment in Fairview cemetery at West Alexandria.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 15, 1948

Ella Hawley, 83, Dies Tuesday At Deerfield Home

Mrs. Ella Hawley, 83, widow of the late William M. Hawley, passed away at her home in Deerfield late Tuesday night following a lingering illness.

Surviving are one daughter, Faye, with whom she resided; three sons, Jesse of Celina, Ohio, Harry of Denver, Col., and William of Cambridge, Mass.; two sister, Mrs. Clouse Ruble of Muncie and Mrs. Charles Hall of Winchester; one brother, William Fisher of Winchester; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Return Body of T-5 August Wirrig

The body of T-5 August E. Wirrig, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Wirrig, who reside one-half mile north of Horatio in Eastern Darke county, was returned home today for burial.

Wirrig, who was a brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer, of near Union City, was killed in action on December 21, 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He was 27 years old.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Wirrig residence after noon Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Services Are Held For Former Resident

Funeral services for John Heath, 77, a former resident of near Union City in Jackson, Ohio, township, were held this afternoon at the Darke county infirmary, near Greenville. Burial was in the infirmary cemetery.

Mr. Heath had resided at the infirmary for the past 15 years. His death occurred Wednesday following a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors include a brother and sister.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Mary Weimer Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Mrs. Mary Jane Weimer, 77, wife of Joseph Weimer, senior associate of the Weimer's Sorghum mill, died today at 1 a. m. at her residence, located just south of Main street in Union City, following a two-year illness. Her condition had been serious since May 1 of this year.

She was born on December 13, 1871 near Deerfield, the daughter of Walter and Hulda Bragg-Smiley. She received her education in the old No. 11 school at Deerfield and in 1890 was married to Mr. Weimer near Saratoga. They came to Union City from the Deerfield community in 1913. Mrs. Weimer was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Besides the husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Don Wickersham and Mrs. Loris McEntire, both of Union City, and Mrs. Byron Green, of LaCrescenta, Calif.; four sons, Ralph Weimer, of Memphis, Tenn.; Edward, of Clifton, O.; Goldie, of Union City, and Don, of North Manchester and Union City; 21 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Grow, Saratoga; and Mrs. Emma Hinkle, and Mrs. Newton Moyer, both of Ridgeville, and one brother, James Smiley, of Flint, Mich. Two children are deceased.

The body will be removed from Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. Friday.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren in Union City, in charge of Rev. Roy Beachler, of Winchester, and Rev. D. G. Berkebile, pastor of the church. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 16, 1948

Darke County Death - John W. Deubner

Greenville - John W. Deubner, 87, retired Greenville teamster, died Tuesday at his home here following a heart attack. Survivors: three sons, five daughters, two brothers, and three sisters. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. Zecher funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends: at funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1948

Darke County Death - Edna Helm

Greenville - Mrs. Edna McCollum Helm, 75, wife of Gale L. Helm, president of the Greenville Second National Bank, died Wednesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton. Services: Saturday, 2:30 p. m., at residence, 320 East Main street. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1948

Darke County Death - Jessie Coon

Greenville - Mrs. Jessie B. Coon, 71, widow of L. B. Coon, Greenville druggist, died Wednesday night at her home here. Services: Saturday, 1:30 p. m., Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends: at funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1948

Darke County Death - Minnie Gangwer

Arcanum - Services for Mrs. Minnie Bell [Harsh] Gangwer, 79, Arcanum, who died Tuesday night, were held this afternoon in this city. Burial: Ithaca. Survivors: husband, Samuel Gangwer; one daughter, Mary Strader, Arcanum; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Lawrence, Rossburg, and Mrs. Elizabeth McNutt, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1948

Darke County Death - Erta Wikle

Greenville - Mrs. Erta Doris [Clark] Wikle, 72, wife of Ollie P. Wikle, Greenville retired mail carrier, died Thursday at her home here from the effects of a fractured hip. Services: Saturday, 3 p. m., Miller funeral home. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 17, 1948

Death Claims Grace Howard, 69, At Hospital

Miss Grace Howard, age 69, died at 4:20 a. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital.

Born in Randolph county, May 26, 1878, she was educated in the Winchester schools and for the past thirty-five years was an employee of the postal department in Knightstown.

Surviving are two brothers, Fred W. Howard of Bastrop, La., and Ralph Howard of Michigan City, Ind., and one niece, Mrs. Robert Ward of Winchester.

Miss Howard was a member of the O. E. S. and First Methodist church in Knightstown.

Brief services will be held at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester at 8:45 a. m. Saturday in charge of Rev. Kenneth Pickering. The body will then be taken to the Knightstown Methodist church to lie in state until the time of the services at 1 p. m. Rev. Albert Clark will officiate and burial will be in the Glen Cove cemetery in Knightstown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 20, 1948

Death Claims Susan Brookins At Age Of 88

Mrs. Susan Jane Brookins, 88, died Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the Union City hospital following a one-week serious illness from the effects of a heart attack. She resided northeast of Union City on route one.

A lifelong resident of Mississinawa township in Darke county, she was born on January 7, 1860, a daughter of Fredrick and Mary Kilmier-Blume. She was educated in Darke county schools and was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of Christ, located near Buck's Corner.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dora Keller and Mrs. Audrey Metzger, both of Union City; Mrs. W. W. Snyder, of Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Harry Folkerth, Delaware, O.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Huffer, also of Union City. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

The body was removed from Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence of Mrs. Metzger, 530 North Columbia street, where friends may call after 2 p. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Sugar Grove church, with burial in Raper Chapel cemetery.

[Her husband, John Brookins, died in 1896. They are buried together in Raper Chapel cemetery, Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 20, 1948

Thomas Tobin, Retired Farmer, Passes Away

Thomas H. Tobin, 85-year-old retired farmer, passed away Sunday at 5:15 a. m. at his residence, 120 West Oak street, Union City, following a three-week serious illness from the effects of pneumonia.

A native of Dayton, he was born on September 25, 1863, the son of Patrick and Mary Tierney-Tobin, and came with his parents to the Union City community at the age of four. He received his education in the old Tobin school in Jackson, Ohio, township and for many years was active in farming pursuits in the community.

He was married to Elizabeth Bailey in Indianapolis during 1921 and they resided in Wayne township until making their home in Union City 10 years ago. Mr. Tobin was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Eugene Tobin, of Union City, and Tom, jr., of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Emmit Mitchell, of Richmond, and Mrs. Charles Strait, Muncie; 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be held at the St. Mary's church on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock 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, Monday, December 20, 1948

Brother Of Lynn Woman Is Victim Of Kerosene Explosion

Muncie, Ind., Dec. 20 - Funeral services for Samuel McIntire, 46, of 625 Luick avenue, who died early Saturday afternoon of burns received in a kerosene explosion Saturday morning at his home, will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Pentecostal Tabernacle by Rev. Thomas Holmes, assisted by Rev. J. W. Gray.

Friends may call at the Meeks mortuary from 7 to 9 o'clock Monday night or at the church one hour before the services.

His wife, Iva, 44, injured in the resulting fire, remained a patient at Ball hospital where her condition was reported as "fair" today.

The condition of Joe L. Waters, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waters, also remain in "fair" condition. He was injured about 10 o'clock Saturday morning in another kerosene explosion which occurred as he was reported to have poured kerosene in the kitchen stove.

Surviving McIntire, in addition to the widow, are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Dial, Muncie; three sons, Noah Cecil, James Allen and Richard Morris, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira McIntire of Seymour; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Reason and Mrs. Elsie Wallace of Muncie, Mrs. Gladys Maitlen of Lynn, and Mrs. Laura Hart of Seymour; and two brothers, George and Corvin, both of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 21, 1948

Services Are Held For John Bussard, Former Resident

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Dayton for John Bussard, 84, former Union City resident, whose death occurred Saturday evening at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton following a few weeks' serious illness. Burial was in Memorial cemetery at Dayton.

A native of near Rossburg, Mr. Bussard was born on April 11, 1864. He received his education in Darke county schools and came to Union City at an early age.

For several years he operated an implement store in this city and later was employed at the Body company before making his home in Dayton about twenty years ago. He was a member of the Epworth Methodist church in Dayton.

Surviving are four children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews reside in Union City. His wife, Georganna Barnhart-Bussard, died eight years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 21, 1948

Darke County Death - Walter Stover

Versailles - Walter Stover, 56, prominent Versailles insurance agent and tax consultant, was found dead Friday evening in his home here by his wife, Ada. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Monday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Rossburg Woman Passes Away; Services Friday

Mrs. Rosa Barbara [Prinzing] Clapper, mother of Raymond Clapper, of Union City, died Tuesday at her home in Rossburg after a lingering illness. She would have observed her eightieth birthday anniversary on January 1.

A lifelong resident of the Rossburg community, she was a member of the Methodist church there. Her husband, the late Frank Clapper, died in 1929.

Besides the son, she leaves three other sons, H. F. Clapper, manager of the Ohio Telephone Service company who resides in Greenville; Wilbur, of Monticello, Ind., and Harley, of Rossburg; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Hildebrand, Muncie; Mrs. Cleo Kiser, Ansonia; Mrs. Andrew Gilbert, Dayton, and Mrs. Leo Garrison, New Weston; 12 grandchildren; one half-brother, Gus Prinzing, of Ansonia, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Milo Barr, Ansonia, and Mrs. Mary Tullis, Dayton.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Rossburg Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Cora Opal Yost Funeral Is Thursday At 1:30

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Main Street Christian church for Mrs. Cora Opal Yost, 57, who died at her home near Winchester Monday afternoon after a lingering illness. Rev. Raymond Harris will be in charge and Rev. Peter M. Macko will assist. Interment will be in Maxville cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Ben; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Fields, Mrs. Clyde Moore and Mrs. Warren Baldwin, all of Winchester; two sons, Ben, jr., and Richard, both of Winchester; the father, B. T. Shirley of Lebanon; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Nunnally and Mrs. Sidney Baker, both of Lebanon, Mrs. Albert Bradley of Ogden, Ill., and Mrs. Earl Dillion of Pittsboro; five brothers, Bert and Edward Shirley, both of Esterville, Iowa, Carl of Pittsboro, and Levi and Harley, both of Lebanon; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Summers funeral home in Winchester until 10 a. m. Thursday at which time the body will be taken to the family home, two and one-half miles northwest of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Merlie Mae Coblentz

New Madison - Mrs. Merlie Mae [Shumacker] Coblentz, 59, wife of Edgar H. Coblentz, cashier of the Farmers State bank in New Madison, died Monday at her home here. Services: Wednesday. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Minerva Nisonger

North Star - Mrs. Minerva Ellen [Burns] Nisonger, 71, wife of Ira Nisonger, died Sunday at Gibbons hospital, Celina. She resided northeast of this place. Other survivors, four sons, George, Greenville; John, New Weston; Charles, Rossburg, and Willard, at home; two daughters. Mrs. Mary Dunwoody, New Weston, and Mrs. Jessie Corle, Greenville; 17 grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. Services: Wednesday, Brock Christian church. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Henry Beck

Greenville - Henry Beck, 84, retired Greenville cement contractor, died Sunday at his home here. He had spent most of his life in Greenville. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Darke County Death - Fredericka Klopfer

Greenville - Services for Mrs. Fredericka G. [Shoemaker] Klopfer, 74, of Greenville, route two, who died Saturday, were held Tuesday in this city. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: son, Clarence, Greenville, route two; one daughter, Mrs. Lester McNutt, of near Coletown; one stepson, Elmer, of near Brock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 23, 1948

Driver Killed Fleeing Police In Stolen Car

A race from the police in a stolen car belonging to a Union City woman led to death for a Greenville man Wednesday night when he failed to make a turn, struck a utility pole and crashed into a ditch two and one-half miles south of Greenville at the intersection of highways 36 and 121.

The man, identified as James Howard Baker, 27, resided on Greenville route three. He was killed instantly with death being attributed to a fractured skull. He also had internal injuries and multiple cuts and bruises.

Baker was driving the car of Mrs. Robert Miles, of 110 East Oak street, Union City. The auto, a 1935 Ford tudor, was completely demolished.

Greenville police spotted the car at 9:35 p. m. when it ran a red light at Pine and Sweitzer streets in that city. A two and one-half mile chase on route 121 followed.

Baker failed to make the turn at the route 36 cutoff and the car rolled over three times. The accident occurred at 10:11 p. m.

Greenville police said they had reported that Baker had previously served a jail term for auto stealing but recently had been paroled.

The body was removed to Zechar Brother's funeral home. Funeral services are pending word from relatives.

Mrs. Miles reports that the car was stolen while she and her husband were at a Greenville restaurant. The car, parked on Broadway in that city, was reported missing at 6:40 p. m.

[He was buried Dec. 27, 1948 in Springhill Cemetery at Wellsville, Ohio (his birthplace.)]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 23, 1948

Death Claims Margaret Smith At Age Of 96

Mrs. Margaret Smith, 96, one of Union City's oldest residents, passed away late Wednesday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis, northwest of Union City on route two, following a six-year illness. Her condition had been serious for the past two months.

She was born in Kintore, Scotland, on October 14, 1852, the daughter of John and Isabella Masson. Following her education in public schools at Scotland, she was united in marriage to William Rae Smith and they immigrated to the United States, making their home in Providence, R. I.

After Mr. Smith had served three months as an apprentice machinist in Providence, they came to Union City in 1875 where he was a partner in the Smith Brother's machine shop for many years. His death occurred on April 1, 1906.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Davis, at whose home she died; Mrs. Margaret Hillis, of Union City, and Agnes Smith, of Plant City, Fla.; one son, Jame M. Smith, Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Six children preceded her in death.

Final rites will be conducted on Friday at 2 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. O. J. McMullen in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Homer Roosa

Poplar Ridge - Homer E. Roosa, 63, retired carpenter and plasterer, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning at his home south of here. He had suffered from heart trouble for several years. Survivors: wife, Maude; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Wetzel, Greenville, route two; six grandchildren, and twelve brothers and sisters. Services: in charge of Miller Brothers' funeral home, Gettysburg.

[Services were conducted on Friday afternoon and interment was made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 23, 1948

Darke County Death - Myrtle E. Riegle

Greenville - Mrs. Myrtle Ellen [Reed] Riegle, [69], widow of John W. Riegle, died Monday at her home here, following a long illness. She had spent most of her life in Greenville. Services: Thursday, at Greenville, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 24, 1948

Harry E. Hiatt, Lifelong Resident, Dies

Harry E. Hiatt, 65, of Winchester, a lifelong resident of Randolph county and well known brick and stone mason, died at the Randolph County hospital at 8 a. m. Friday following a serious illness of three weeks.

Mr. Hiatt was born in Randolph county on May 25, 1883, the son of Samuel and Marjorie (Hickman) Hiatt. He was a member of the Winchester Main Street Christian church and the Loyal Sons and Daughters class, the B. M. & P. I. U. No. 9 of America, the Junior Order of American Mechanics and the Moose lodge of Lancaster, Ohio.

Surviving are the wife, Ethel Stewart Hiatt; two sons, L. R. of Muncie, and Russell of Okmulgee, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Forrest Reynolds of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Harry C. Miller and Mrs. Laura Hull, both of Winchester; eight grandchildren, three grandsons and four great-grandsons; three brothers, Ralph, of Orange, Cal., W. E. of Morgantown, Ind., and Carl of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Hiatt will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Main Street Christian church with Rev. Peter M. Macko officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 7 p. m. Saturday until 1 p. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, December 24, 1948

Mother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Eleven children, including Mrs. Hazel Strader of Union City, are numbered among the immediate survivors of Mrs. Josephine [Suman] Shank, 68, who died Thursday at her home in Palestine after an extended illness. The deceased, wife of Perry Shank, had resided in the Palestine community for the past eight years.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Palestine Universalist church. Burial will be in Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 27, 1948

Virgie Sutton Funeral Rites Are Held Today

Services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Virgie Sutton, 64, widow of Bert Sutton, who passed away suddenly at 12:30 a. m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Mangas, five and one-half miles northwest of Union City from the effects of a stroke.

The funeral rites were conducted at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. J. E. Slimp officiating. Interment was made in the Lisbon cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Jackson,, Ind., township, she was born on June 2, 1884, the daughter of Henry and Lucetta Warren-Boner. Following her education in the old Reichard school, she was united in marriage to Mr. Sutton, whose death occurred several years ago. Mrs. Sutton was a member of the New Lisbon Church of Christ.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Mangas; one grandchild; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Enos Lorton, of southwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 27, 1948

Services Are Held For Rossburg Man

Services were held this afternoon at the Heistand Evangelical United Brethren church for James Wesley Studebaker, 78, who died Friday afternoon at his residence on Rossburg, route one. Rev. Henry P. Snapp and Rev. Noble Schlechty were in charge with burial in Webster cemetery.

Mr. Studebaker's death ended a two-day illness of pneumonia. He would have been 79 years old today.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Imo Ford of Lightsville, and Mrs. Eulalia Jenkinson, Rossburg; one son, David, of Kokomo, Ind.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 27, 1948

Union Citians Mourn Frances Fellers' Death

Services for Mrs. Frances A. [Sink] Fellers, 46, who died Friday in her home, one mile east of West Manchester, O., were held this afternoon at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Ithaca, located in southern Darke county. Burial was in Ithaca cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Merlin; two daughters, Alice Mae and Pauline, at home; one son, Frederick, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Coppess, of Union City, and Mrs. Kathryn Farmer, Verona, O., and the father, Edward P. Sink, also of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, December 27, 1948

One Dead, Three Hurt In County Road Mishap

Greenville, Dec. 27 - One man was killed and three other occupants of the same car were injured, one critically, in an accident east of here Saturday.

Dead: Max Chester Leistner, 18, of near Bradford.

The Injured: Raymond White, jr., 21, route two, Covington, critical condition, possible internal injuries, skull fracture, both jaws fractured, left ear badly lacerated.

Victor Shoffner, 20, route two, Bradford, good condition, lacerated leg, head lacerations and possible internal injuries, and

Edward Coburn, 17, route two, Bradford, good condition, possible concussion, head lacerations.

According to State Patrolman E. L. Myers, the four young men were in a car headed toward Bradford from Greenville at 1:15 a. m. Saturday.

At a point approximately four miles east of the city the car went off rote 36 at a curve, turned over and rolled across the road, tossing out Leistner. White was believed to have been the driver. No other car was involved.

The three injured were taken to Wayne hospital here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Greenville Man Killed By Train; Rites Wednesday

Services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. (EST) at St. Dennis church in Versailles for Cyril Manier, 56, of Greenville, who met death Saturday night when his auto was struck by a New York Central passenger train at a grade crossing approximately one and one-half miles south of Fairfield, a Dayton suburb. Burial will be in St. Valbert's cemetery.

Manier sustained a fractured skull and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. Highway patrolmen said witnesses reported that Manier drove his auto around another car stopped at the crossing and into the path of the train.

An accident involving four Miami county youths early Saturday morning east of Greenville today had claimed a second life.

All were in an eastbound car driven by Raymond White, jr., 23, of Covington, route two. The car upset and rolled 100 feet after going out of control on a curve.

Max Leistner, 19, of near Bradford, was thrown from the auto and was instantly killed. White died at Wayne hospital in Greenville on Sunday. He suffered a fractured skull, internal injuries and fractures of both jaws.

The two other youths, Victor Shaffner, 20, and Edward Coburn, 17, both of near Bradford, were injured but not seriously.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Lynn Man Dies At Randolph County hospital

Ora A. Moody, 77, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. He was a resident of Lynn and a member of the Lynn Masonic lodge.

Surviving are the widow, Mattie; one daughter, Mrs. Althiea Grove of near Greenville, Ohio; one son, Merl of near Fountain City; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Reynolds of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Myrtle Reece of near Lynn; also several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Services will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Pfc. Robert P. Wilson

Palestine - Burial in Palestine cemetery has been arranged for Pfc. Robert P. Wilson, 24, whose body was recently returned from Europe and is now at the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pfc. Wilson formerly resided near Hollansburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Benjamin Nealeigh

Greenville - Benjamin L. Nealeigh, 79, retired Darke county lumber dealer, died Friday at a hospital in Cambridge, O. Services: Tuesday, Abbottsville EUB church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Darke County Death - Lewis E. Erisman

Gettysburg - Services were held Monday afternoon in Gettysburg for Lewis E. Erisman, 84, prominent Adams township farmer, who died Friday. Burial Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 29, 1948

County Native Dies At Hospital; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Minnie S. Clevenger, 68, died at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Tuesday following an illness of one week. A native of Randolph county, Mrs. Clevenger lived at 524 Brown street in Winchester. She was the widow of the late Carl Clevenger.

Funeral services will be held in the Fraze and Diggs mortuary in Winchester at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Frank Kenyon. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.

Survivors include one son, Russell Clevenger of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Fisher of Winchester, and Mrs. Julia Forman of Muncie; four sisters, Mrs. Faye Campbell of Richmond, and Mrs. Mabel Stegall, Mrs. Bessie Davis and Mrs. Abbie Crabb all of Winchester; four brothers, Ben Simmons of Muncie, and Sam, Rollie and Oscar Simmons, all of Winchester; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

[No burial site given.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 29, 1948

Shiveley Rites Are Thursday Afternoon

Last rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester for John Allen Shiveley, 85, of Winchester, who died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday. Rev. Harvey Thornburg will be in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 29, 1948

James N. Headington, Official Of Portland Bank, Is Dead

Portland, Ind., Dec. 29 - James N. Headington, 91, Portland bank official and former businessman, died Tuesday in the Jay County hospital.

At the time of his death, he was vice-president of the First National bank of Portland. He had operated a restaurant for many years.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. His wife, Barbara Hines Headington, died in 1937.

The body was removed to the Williamson mortuary where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. A. E. Habgood will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Theodore Menkel

Greenville - Grover Menkel, Greenville township justice of the peace, is mourning the death of his father, Theodore F. Menkel, 79, which occurred Monday at Dayton. A retired Brown township farmer, Mr. Menkel had lived in Ansonia prior to moving to Dayton two years ago. Services: Wednesday, Ansonia. Burial; Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, December 29, 1948

Darke County Death - Emma Lehman

Brock - Mrs. Emma Florence [Longcreek] Lehman, 77, wife of James Lehman, died Tuesday at her home near here. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. Brock Christian church. Burial; Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Funeral Services Friday For Mrs. Carpenter

Funeral services for Mrs. Jack (Mariam) Carpenter, 47, prominent Winchester resident who died at her home, 417 East South Street, Wednesday afternoon following an illness of six weeks, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Main Street Christian church in Winchester, with Rev. Peter M. Macko in charge and Rev. Raymond D. Harris of Richmond assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The daughter of Troy and Mattie (Carter) Wilmore, Mrs. Carpenter was born in Chicago, Ill., but reared near Winchester, graduating from Lincoln high school. She also was graduated from Ball State Teachers college and taught school in Randolph county for several years.

She was a member of the Main Street Christian church in Winchester, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman's club, Sigma Phi Gamma sorority, Parent-Teacher's association and Winchester Home Economics club.

Surviving in addition to the husband, are two sons, Stanley attending Indian university, and Troy Bill, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Allen of Ridgeville, Mrs. Oscar Brown of Winchester, and Miss Charity Wilmore of Tuscon, Ariz.; two brothers, Homer Wilmore of Lynn, and Frank Wilmore of Tuscon, Ariz.

The body has been removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Former County School Teacher Succumbs At 78

Mrs. Lelia Mendenhall, 78, former Randolph County school teacher, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at the Randolph County hospital following a brief illness. She was the widow of Lee Mendenhall.

Born in Iowa, she had lived most of her life in Randolph county and had taught school here for several years. She was a member of the Friends church, Daughters of the Union, and the Woman's club.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Whitner of Elizabeth, N. J., and Mrs. Guy Fisher of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mendenhall will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Fraze and Diggs mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Death Claims Fred Meyer; Rites Sunday

Fredrick William Meyer, 73-year-old retired farmer, died suddenly Wednesday at his home southeast of Union City in Washington township following a heart attack. The Meyer farm is located on Greenville route four, on what is known as the Wildcat road.

A Darke County native, Mr. Meyer had resided in Washington township for the past 36 years. He was an active member of St. John's Lutheran church, located north of Greenville on route 121.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, Henry and Robert, both of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Banta and Mrs. Gertrude Binkley, also of Dayton; seven grandchildren; one brother, Edward Meyer, Greenville route five, and four sisters, Mrs. Sophia Clark and Miss Amelia Meyer, Greenville; Mrs. George Rismiller, New Weston, and Mrs. Edward Sellman, Greenville, route five.

Final rites will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at St. John's church with Rev. E. Harold Kettner in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after noon Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, December 30, 1948

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald MacDougall and son, William Ray, have returned to their home in Union City after attending funeral services for Mr. MacDougall's brother, William Fraser MacDougall, on Monday afternoon at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Lansing, Mich. Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery in Lansing.

Mr. MacDougall's death occurred on Christmas day at St. Lawrence hospital in Lansing following a four-day illness from pneumonia. He was 49 years old. Surviving are his wife, Lillian, two sons, two brothers and three sisters.

A resident of Lansing, Mr. MacDougall was in charge of brokerage examinations for the Michigan Corporation and Securities commission and also had conducted the 15-minute radio program, "Farm Service Hour," over station WKAR, Detroit, for the past five years. During World War I he was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian air force and at one time he was assistant to the president of White Star Refining company. He was a graduate of the Detroit college of law.

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