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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Services Are Held For Mary A. Vance

Services were held this afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Mary Ann Vance, 78, of Ansonia, who died Friday at a hospital in Indianapolis after a short illness. Burial was made in Abbottsville cemetery.

Mrs. Vance was the widow of Elmer E. Vance, who at one time operated the Ansonia and Elroy elevators.

She is survived by one son, Major Vance, of Elroy; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Gillespie, of Chicago, and Mrs. Marie Pleuss, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. John Rogers, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Ex-Union City Resident Dies; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Amanda Noffsinger, 80-year-old former resident of the Union City community, passed away Saturday at 5:30 p. m. at the home of a brother, Enos Brumbaugh, in West Milton, O., following an extended illness.

She was born and resided in West Milton and came to the Union City community following her marriage to Rev. Ezra Noffsinger, a Church of the Brethren minister, who died several years ago. After residing in this community for 20 years, Mrs. Noffsinger returned to West Milton. She was a member of the West Milton Church of the Brethren.

Besides the brother, she leaves two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Dayton, and Mrs. Stanley Huffman, Trotwood, and ten step-grandchildren, including Larkin Stocksdale of Union City.

Final rites will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the West Milton Brethren church, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in West Milton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Hold Services For Carpenter Infant

Graveside services were held this afternoon in the Union City cemetery for Jerome J. Carpenter, infant son of Jack and Marjorie Clear-Carpenter, of Union City, route four. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiated and Brooks and Sons funeral home was in charge of burial preparations.

The infant was born at 4:48 a. m. Saturday at the Union City hospital where death occurred at 3:15 a. m. Sunday.

Besides the parents, survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mr. Lawrence Clear, of Portland, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Carpenter, of southwest of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Darke County Death – PFC. Robert Eley

New Madison – Military funeral services for Pfc. Robert R. Eley, killed in an overseas accident in Japan in 1945, will be held at the Stutz and Sando funeral home here at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday. The body is expected home Tuesday. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Eley, New Madison; three brothers, five sisters, two children and a grandmother.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Darke County Death – Joe Earhart

Ansonia - Joe Stanley Earhart, 43, a resident here several years ago, died at his home in Cincinnati Sunday. Services will be held at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home here at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday. Burial: Ansonia cemetery. Survivors: wife, Celia; one half-brother and three half-sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Darke County Death – J. A. Flaig

New Madison – John A. Flaig, prominent New Madison businessman and an active figure in civic affairs in Darke county for many years, died Friday at his home here. He was 80 years old. Mr. Flaig was the founder and president of the J. Flaig Lumber company and vice-president of the Humidaire Incubator company. He was a charter member of the New Madison Kiwanis club and was active in service on the Darke county draft board during World War II. Services: Sunday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery; Survivors: son, John, of here, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Flaig Cammarn, Columbus.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 3, 1949

Darke County Death – Edward Hammel

Pitsburg – Edward Hammel, 72, Pitsburg grain dealer, died Thursday night at his home here; Survivors: wife, Pearl; one son, a daughter and brother. Services: Arcanum, Sunday. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1949

Ansonia Woman Is Claimed By Death

Mrs. Anna A. Carey, 75, formerly of Ansonia, route one, died Monday at the Darke county infirmary where she had been a medical patient for the past six months.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. L. S. Baker, Ansonia, route one; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. E. E. Baker in charge. Burial will be in Prospect cemetery, near Deerfield.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1949

Mother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Robert Stebleton of west of Union City, is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Oscar Adams, 72, which occurred suddenly Monday morning. Mrs. Adams resided two and one-half miles west of Hagerstown on state route 38.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church in Hagerstown. Burial will be in Williamsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 4, 1949

Frank M. Miller, Prominent Union City Man, Dies

Frank M. Miller, 58, well-known operator and manufacturer of hardwood lumber, died Monday afternoon at 3:!5 o'clock at his residence, 1238 West Pearl street, Union City, following a serious illness since last August 1.

A native of Lima, Ohio, he was born on October 4, 1890, the son of John and Delilah J. Dull-Miller. Following his education in Lima public schools he came with his parents to Union City during 1907.

In Union City he became employed at the old hoop mill, where the Red 73 Creamery is now located. Later he became associated with his father in the operation of the Miller Lumber company at the west edge of Union City. With his father's death in 1917 he became owner and operator of the business.

Mr. Miller was united in marriage to Thelma Mae Daggett at Maywood, Ind. In 1928

He was a member of the Union City Methodist church, American Lumberman's association and the Union City and Indiana state Chambers of Commerce.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Martha Ann Miller, and a son, Robert Edward Miller, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Frick, Cleveland, and Mrs. Russell Grindle, Madison, Wis., and one brother, Roy Miller of Union City.

Final rites will be conducted on Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed to the residence where friends may call after 2 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1949

Girl, 8, Is Killed By Motorist – Oneida Mills, Former McKinley Pupil, is Victim Of Tragedy

Eight-year-old Oneida Gay Mills came back to Winchester Tuesday night, her youthful laughter stilled ; her young life snuffed out in a tragic accident near Albany a few hours earlier.

Her body lays at the Summers funeral home.

Just last week Oneida's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Mills, had moved with their family to a farm near Albany from their home southwest of Winchester.

She was struck by a car as she alighted from a school bus in front of her home, a quarter mile southeast of Albany on state road 67, and died almost instantly, her neck broken.

Funeral services had not been completed at noon today.

Surviving, other than the parents are two sisters, Ireda Fay, a twin, and Vivian; three brothers, Wallace, Dale and Arvin, all at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stauffer of Ridgeville.

The Mills family, according to J. R. Clark, principal of the McKinley school where Oneida had been a third grade pupil, lived on the Ace Martin farm just south of the county highway barn on the Huntsville road.

Oneida was finishing her fist day as a pupil at DeSoto school in Delaware county when the tragedy occurred.

John E. Murphey, 22, of 402 Riverside avenue, Muncie, driver of the machine which struck the girl is being held at Muncie pending completion of an investigation.

He told Delaware county Coroner Sam Drake and State Trooper John Webster that he did not recognize the machine parked in the roadway as a school bus “until after I had hit the little girl.”

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1949

Greenville Man Killed; Three Hurt In Crash

Greenville, Jan. 5 – One person was killed and three others were sent to Wayne hospital following an auto accident at the intersection of Harrison avenue and Pine street early Tuesday morning.

Cleva H. Root, 50, of 913 Wayne avenue, was killed as the result of the accident. The injured are Mrs. Goldie Root, suffering from back injuries, said to be in fair condition; Mrs. Hazel Marker, severe right eye cuts and head cuts, reported to be in fair condition, and Aaron Shepard, shock and body abrasions, reported in good condition.

According to police, an auto driven by Root was struck first by Mrs. Helen Flory, route one, headed east on Pine street, and knocked into the path of a truck driven by Charles Faehl.

Neither Mrs. Flory nor Faehl were injured.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 5, 1949

Maud Armstrong, Of Ridgeville, Dies In Hospital

Mrs. Maud M. Armstrong, 74, a prominent resident of Ridgeville and wife of Ben Armstrong, died at Ball hospital in Muncie at 6:05 a. m. Tuesday where she had been a patient since November when she fell at her home and sustained a broken hip.

She was a member of the Ridgeville Methodist church, the New Ideal club and the WSCS.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Ford of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Conner of near Union City, and one grandson.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville where it will remain until 2 p. m. Friday, at which time funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in charge of Rev. R. H. Wehrley of Richmond, assisted by Rev. Philip Williams. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary any time after 5 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Oyler Services Are Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Oyler, former Winchester resident who died at the home of a daughter in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday noon, will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Summers funeral home in Winchester with Rev. P. E. Greenwalt officiating. Burial will be in the New Dayton cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 6, 1949

Barbara Moore Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Barbara Jane Moore, 93, widow of the late Jasper Moore, died Tuesday afternoon following a lingering illness. She resided on a farm two miles southeast of Winchester.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Hudson of Winchester, and George Bradford of Winchester rural route, two brothers, Perry Bradford of Winchester, and George Bradford of Celina, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Eva Ferris of Muncie; and one grandson, Junior Bradford.

Funeral services for Mrs. Moore, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Mt. Zion church with Rev. Richard Applegate officiating and Rev. Wilbur Thorne assisting. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1949

Injuries Prove Fatal To Union City Man Struck By Motorist

Harry Samuel Kaucher, 66, of 815 W. Elm street, Union City, died at 9:50 p. m. Thursday at the Union City hospital from head injuries suffered when he was struck by a car late Thursday morning.

The accident occurred in front of the International Seat Factory on West Pearl street in Union City. Driver of the auto was Gene Armstrong, 640 West Chestnut street, Union City.

Relatives report that Mr. Kaucher was thrown to the pavement and knocked unconscious. His injuries included a fractured skull and deep lacerations on the chin and right temple. He was rushed by Union City ambulance to the hospital where he never regained consciousness.

Driver of the auto told Clifford Boze, investigating officer, that he was going east on Pearl street traveling approximately 20 to 25 miles per hour. Armstrong stated that Kaucher crossed the street from the International Seat plant and then started back across again. The motorist further told Officer Boze that he had no idea that Kaucher would cross the street a second time.

Traveling with Armstrong was his father, Hugh, also of 640 West Chestnut street. The motorist was not held by police.

The deceased was born on October 28, 1882 in Union City, the son of Peter and Hester Stevens-Kaucher. Following his education in West Side school, he was married to Grace Zicht in Union City on November 29, 1905.

Mr. Kaucher was employed in the old Union City Carriage Works as a trimmer for several years before making his home in Troy, Ohio, during 1917. He worked in that city as a trimmer and later was employed in Dayton and Cincinnati.

In 1936 he returned to Union City and became employed at the Body company. He had been transferred from the Body company to the International Seat recently.

Mr. Kaucher was a member of the Union City Trinity Lutheran church, Wa-Jac Conservation club and Local 494 Union of the Body company.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Robert Collins, Union City; one son, Ralph Eugene Kaucher, Athens, Ala.; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ira Anders, of Union City, and four brothers, Clifford, Perry, Elmer and Joseph E. Kaucher, also of Union City.

Friends may call at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City from Saturday noon until Sunday at 10 a. m. when the body will be taken to the residence.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. W. H. Sherer officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1949

Ortha Edwards, Ex-Resident, Dies In Muncie

Mrs. Ortha Edwards, 63, wife of Ora E. Edwards, died last night at the family home, 1210 East Ninth street, Muncie, after an illness of four months. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards moved to Muncie last March from Winchester, where they had resided for 36 years.

The daughter of the late William and Margaret Allen Warfel, Mrs. Edwards was born in Muncie and lived there until 1910. While living in Winchester, she was a member of the Main Street Christian church.

Surviving, besides the husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Walter Ellis of Muncie; a son, Phil Edwards of Winchester; two sisters, Miss Effie Warfel and Mrs. Lawrence Lancaster, both of this city; and a granddaughter, Karen Edwards.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edwards will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Sgt. Richard Miller

New Madison – The body of Staff Sgt. Richard W. Miller, killed in action April 17, 1945 in Germany has been returned here for burial. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Georgia Miller of here; four brothers and three sisters. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. (EST) Stutz and Sando funeral home here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Mrs. Augusta Oehrtman

Willowdell – Services were held Thursday for Mrs. Augusta Oehrtman, 92, who died Monday night at her home east of here. She was the widow of Louis Oehrtman. Burial: St. Paul's church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Hetty Slade

Ithaca – Mrs. Hetty E. Slade, 66, wife of Leonard Slade, died Wednesday at her home in Ithaca from a heart attack. Other survivors: two brothers, Howard O'Dell, Arcanum, and Harry, of near Vandalia. Services: Saturday 2 p. m. at residence. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1949

Local Man Mourns Death Of Mother

Mrs. Edith Lyme, 65, mother of Orville Lyme, Union City, route four, dropped dead Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Mikesell, Greenville, route three. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mrs. Lyme, who had made her home with the daughter for the past two years, was born and reared near Versailles and had spent the major part of her life in that vicinity.

She leaves a husband, Samuel; two daughters, Mrs. Mikesell and Mrs. Kathryn Derr, Bradford, route one; the son, Orville; 10 grandchildren and three sisters.

Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Versailles cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Her maiden name was Wolf.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1949

Darke County Death – Emma Michael

Arcanum – Mrs. Emma Michael, 82, widow of George Michael, died Thursday at her home here. Services: Saturday; Abbottsville church. Burial: church cemetery.

[Her maiden name was Sarah Emma Hofackle.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 8, 1949

Darke County Death – William C. McClellan

Versailles – William C. McClellan, 66, Versailles paint contractor, died Thursday night at his home here. He formerly resided at North Star. Survivors: wife, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Ellery Nisonger, Dayton, and C. J. Hill, of near Greenville; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services: Sunday, 2 p. m. (EST) Marker funeral home, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1949

Daughter Of Former Union City Couple Dies At Anderson

Carol Ann Beisner, 10-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Beisner of Anderson, formerly of east of Union City, died Sunday at 3:30 a. m. at the Anderson hospital from a heart condition.

Besides the parents, she leaves two brothers, Larry and Ronnie, and a sister, Linda, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wion, Gettysburg, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Beisner, of Anderson.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Church of Holiness in Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville after 2 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1949

Ellen E. Short Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Short, 74, wife of John C. Short, died Sunday at 1:10 p. m. at her residence, 202 Division street, on the East Side of Union City, following a two weeks' serious illness from arteriosclerosis. She had been in failing health for the past 10 years.

A native of Preble county, Ohio, she was born on April 25, 1874, the daughter of John and Catherine Sullivan-Donahue. In 1856 she came with her parents to the Union City community and received her education in the Lisbon school in Jackson township. Following her education she was married to Mr. Short in Union City on December 26, 1894.

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

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Dan P. Cotter, Lynn, route one; two sons, William J. Short, Dayton, and Robert L. Short, Union City; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William Short, New Castle and two brothers, Cornelius Donahue, San Francisco, and Michael Donahue, Hartford City. One sister and two brothers are deceased.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Father James M. Fitzgerald in charge. Burial will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City. The Rosary will be said at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1949

Darke County Death – Henry Ballinger

Versailles – Services were held Sunday in Versailles for Henry W. Ballinger, 87, who died Thursday at his home near here. Survivors: daughter, Jennie, at home, and two sons, Ezra, Kansas City, Mo., and Herman, at home. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 10, 1949

Darke County Death – Frank Winner

Osgood – Frank Winner, 59, former Osgood livestock dealer, died Friday night at his home in Fort Loramie. Well known in Darke county, he leaves his wife, Mary, three sons and three daughters. Services: Wednesday, 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic church in Fort Loramie. Burial: Osgood cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1949

Rossburg Resident Is Claimed By Death; Services Wednesday

Michael R. Subler, 78, died Monday at his home one-half mile north of Rossburg, after an extended illness from heart trouble. He had been bedfast for the past 17 weeks.

Mr. Subler, a retired Allen township farmer, had spent his entire life in the Rossburg vicinity.

He leaves a wife, Sarah; six sons, Roscoe, of Woodington; John, Basil and Ardale, all of Rossburg, and Glen and Burl, both of Dayton; five daughters, Mrs. Ella Wills, Van Wert; Mrs. Ora Trost and Mrs. Gilberta Meredith, both of Dayton; Mrs. Lillie Reck of Middletown, and Louise Subler, at home; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, August Subler, New Weston.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1949

McIntire Rites Are Wednesday

Funeral services for John Harry McIntire, 71, former major league baseball pitcher who died Sunday afternoon at Daytona Beach, Fla., will be held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester.

Services will be in charge of Rev. E. Van Houghton with burial in the Woodlawn cemetery at Dayton, O. The body will arrive Tuesday night and friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

Survivors include his sister, Mrs. Walter Payne of Winchester, and two brothers, Frank and Will, both of Los Angeles, Cal.

[A lengthy summary of his baseball career followed the above.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1949

Darke County Death – PFC Charles Nyman

Greenville – Services for Pfc. Charles W. Nyman, jr., 33, Greenville, who was killed in action in France on December 4, 1944, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home. Burial will be in Palestine cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Onda, of here, and his mother, Mrs. Laura Nyman, also of this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1949

Darke County Death – Frank J. Butt

Greenville – Frank J. Butt, 72, who for many years was active in the poultry business in both Greenville and Versailles, died Sunday at his home here. His wife, Martha, and a brother, Ed of Versailles, are the only immediate survivors. Services: Wednesday 2 p. m. (EST), Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 11, 1949

Burial In Michigan For County Native

Graveside rites were held in Kingsley, Mich., last week for John Mercer, a native of Randolph county, who died at the Castle Rest Home in Van Wert, Ohio, last Wednesday evening.

Mr. Mercer was born near Winchester, the son of James and Emma Mercer. A bachelor, Mr. Mercer worked in a war plant in Muncie during the war and for the past several years had lived in Fort Recovery, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1949

John Wallace, Ex-Union City Mayor, Dies

John A. (Jack) Wallace, 77-year-old former Union City East Side mayor, passed away Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at his residence, 232 ½ North Columbia street, Union City, following a two-weeks' illness.

Mr. Wallace, widely known Democratic political figure in Union City, served as the East Side mayor for a two-year term about 1895-1896, and again served as mayor for another two-year term during 1943-1944.

Mr. Wallace also had been a councilman during the term of the late Mayor R. A. Bolen, 1923-1924, and later served in the same capacity under Mayor Charles Willis, also deceased.

A lifelong resident of Union City, Mr. Wallace was born on June 24, 1871, the son of James and Ellen Wallace. He received his education in Union City schools and then attended the St. Mary's Catholic Institute at Dayton.

Mr. Wallace, a bachelor, had been in the real estate business in Union City for many years and during his second term as mayor operated a second-hand furniture store.

He was a member of the St. Mary's church, Knights of Columbus and Elks lodge in Union City.

Surviving are four sisters, Mary Wallace, of Union City; Beatrice Wallace and Mrs. C. C. Combs, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Mrs. T. L. Hart of Muncie. Three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services are tentatively planned on Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's church with Father James M. Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City. The body was removed to Fraze funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 12, 1949

Former County Resident Dies At Muncie Hospital

William T. Reynard, a resident of near Albany, died Monday afternoon at Ball hospital in Muncie. A farmer and well-driller, he was about 65 years old.

He went to Delaware county from Randolph county several years ago and had lived most of his life near Albany.

Survivors include the widow, Grace Morrison Reynard; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Wingate, Mrs. Margaret Selby and Mrs. Geraldine Kennedy, all of Albany; six sons, Herschel, Thomas, Joseph, John and Hubert, all of Albany, and Cecil of Pontiac, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Zehner and Mrs. Daisy Zehner, both of Bluffton, and Mrs. Ruth Norton of Coldwater, Mich.; two brothers, Rollie of Farmland and Charles of Coldwater.

Funeral services for Mr. Reynard will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the DeSoto Methodist church with Rev. Garry Brown and Rev. C. J. Kerlin in charge. Burial will be in the Black cemetery near Albany.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1949

Dulin Infant Dies At Family Home

Leroy Dulin, five-month-old son of Clayton and Inday Gamble-Durin, died at 6:10 p. m. Wednesday at the family home, located southeast of Union City on the Wenrick pike, following a four-day serious illness.

The infant was born on August 15, 1948 at West Liberty, Ky., and came with his parents to the Union City community on September 7.

Besides the parents, survivors include a sister, Joyce Ann, at home.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 13, 1949

Services Friday For Green Infant

Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Ralph Michael Green, four-day-old son of Ralph and Dorothy E. Timmons-Green, who died at 3 a. m. today at the family home, 761 Ward street, Union City. The rites will be conducted in Fraze funeral home, Union City, with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Besides the parents, the infant leaves two sisters, Phyllis Ann and Joyce Ellen, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Green, and the maternal grandfather, Orville Timmons, all of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1949

James Crowell Dies Following Major Surgery

James Ellsworth Crowell, 26, of 742 Ward street, Union City, died Thursday at 7 p. m. at the Union City hospital following major surgery he had undergone about five hours earlier.

Mr. Crowell had been receiving care at the hospital since last Tuesday when he suffered a heart attack at the Standard Auto company, 235 West Chestnut street, Union City. He had been employed as a garage mechanic at the Standard Auto company for the past one and one-half years.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born on July 12, 1912, the son of Samuel W. and Minnie Bretz-Crowell. He received his education in Union City schools and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Laura, to whom he was married during 1929 in Kentucky; one daughter, Mrs. Noble Kinder, jr., of Muncie; a son, Robert, at home; his mother, Mrs. William Long, Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Glen Poling, Muncie; Mrs. Kenneth Kessley, Hillgrove, and Mrs. Charles Jones, Greenville, and three brothers, Dr. Vernon K. Crowell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; John of Greenville, and Raymond, Marion, Ind.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending word from the brother in Oklahoma City.

[Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home with Capt. Floyd Root of the Salvation Army in charge. Burial was made in the Snell cemetery, Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1949

Ex-Lightsville Man Succumbs; Rites Saturday

Funeral services have been arranged for Samuel W. Boze, 87, retired Darke county farmer, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Kith Haven rest home in Flint, Mich., where he had resided for the past 20 months.

He had formerly operated a farm one and one-half miles south of Lightsville for over 40 years.

The services will be conducted at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia on Saturday a 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Boze has over 50 immediate survivors including six children, 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters. The children are Ralph and William Boze and Mrs. Alice Cohee, all of Flint; Clifford, of Houghton Lake, Mich.; Mrs. Orval Lenich, Gettysburg, and Mrs. Bertha Burke, of near Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1949

Former Resident Dies At Dayton; Services Monday

Mrs. Christina Reigle, 88, formerly of two miles east of Union City, passed away at 7 p. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Amanda Martin, in Dayton. She had left the Union City vicinity to make her home in Dayton several years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Loucke, of Union City; Carrie Jones, of Greenville, and Mrs. Martin, at whose home she died; three sons, George and John Reigle, both of Union City and Frank,of Dayton; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband, William A. Reigle, preceded her in death in 1926.

The body will be returned to Union City and taken to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Sunday.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1949

New Weston Woman Is Claimed By Death

Mrs. Maggie Ainsworth, 83, widow of John Ainsworth, died Friday at her residence on New Weston, route one, after a short illness.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Amy Spahr, Arcanum, route two; Mrs. Cecilia Schoen, New Weston, route one, and Imogene Ainsworth, Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, and two sisters.

Friends may call at the residence until the hour of services, which will be held at 9 a. m. (EST) Monday at St. Bernard's Catholic church in Burkettsville.

[Her name was Mary Magdalene Simmons]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Walter L. Wolf

Greenville – Walter Lee Wolf, 43, former Greenville police officer, died Friday at El Paso, Texas, following a heart attack. The body will be returned here for burial. Survivors: wife Martha; two sons, Arthur and Kirk; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Keckler, Greenville, and a brother, John T. Wolf, Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1949

Pingry Rites Are Tuesday At Friends Church

Hubert Pingry, 53, an employee of the post office department for approximately 33 years, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Winchester Friends church of which he was a member, with Rev. Kenneth R. Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mr. Pingry became an employee at the Winchester post office on March 1, 1916, when he was named an auxiliary city carrier and assigned to Route Seven, now Route Three. His route covered 67 ½ miles in the southeastern part of Randolph county.

On June 26, 1918 Mr. Pingry left the post office to serve in the armed forces during World War I, returning to the post office on July 22, 1919, after eleven months overseas. Mr. Pingry was transferred from rural mail carrier to regular clerk in the post office because of his health.

A native of near Farmland, Mr. Pingry was a member of the Friends church, the Masonic lodge and the Winchester American Legion.

Surviving are the widow, Ruth; two sons, James of Winchester and Philip E. of Camp Breckenridge, Ky.; one grandson, Larry; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Ratican of Eaton and Mrs. Martha Lucas, of Muncie; five brothers, Raymond, Kenneth and Harold, all of Muncie, Hobart of Chicago, and Elmer of North Carolina.

The body has been removed from the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester to the residence, 415 West South street, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1949

Aged Union City Man Found Dead Early Today

George Franklin Murray, 80, was found dead at 5:35 a. m. today in his room at the Branham hotel, West Pearl street, Union City. Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, who investigated, attributed the death to a stroke of apoplexy.

Mr. Murray was born on June 4, 1868 in New Pittsburg, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth McFarland-Murray. Following his education in Jackson, Ind., township high school, he became a school teacher and followed that occupation for about twenty years. Later he was employed as a rural circulation manager at the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

Eleven years ago he retired and returned to the Union City community where he resided with his brother, I. Murray, until the latter's death. Mr. Murray had resided in the Branham hotel for the past three years.

Surviving are one son, Charles P. Murray, of New Albany, Ind.; four grandchildren, and two half-brothers, Elmer Hindsley, who lives in Washington state, and James Hindsley, of Indianapolis. His wife, May, preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City, where friends may call after 5 p. m. Tuesday.

Final rites, in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCalister, will e conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Daniel Fourman

Arcanum – Daniel Fourman, 81, retired farmer, died Thursday at his home here. Survivors: four daughters and three sons. Services: Saturday, in Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 18, 1949

Oldest Resident Of Rossburg Is Claimed By Death

Robert W. Ross, 93, oldest resident of Rossburg and a direct descendant of one of the founders of the Darke county town, died Monday at his home there after a lingering illness from heart trouble. He would have celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday anniversary on January 31.

Active in farming pursuits for over a half-century, Mr. Ross had lived retired in Rossburg for several years. His parents were the late Robert S. and Marie Mitchell-Ross.

Two grandsons, Robert Ross, of Rossburg, and Virgil A. Ross, Champaign, Ill., are the only immediate survivors.

Services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the residence with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 18, 1949

Injuries Prove Fatal To Former County Resident

Mrs. Frances Mann, 57, a former resident of Spartanburg and Union City, died at 1 a. m. Tuesday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis from injuries she suffered when struck by a truck in the Hoosier capital on January 11.

According to Indianapolis policemen, Mrs. Mann was hit by a truck driven by Carl S. Goens, jr., 34, of Indianapolis, as she was crossing East Michigan street in that city. Reports disclosed that when the truck hit Mrs. Mann it threw her into a parked vehicle from which she was hurled back into the path of the truck which struck her a second time.

Her injuries included a fractured skull, broken nose, broken right arm and leg, internal injuries, and multiple cuts and bruises. She never regained consciousness following the accident.

Mrs. Mann had moved from Richmond to Indianapolis one year ago and was residing at 727 Dequincy street.

She was born on September 22, 1891, in Spartanburg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Anderson. Following her education in Spartanburg school, she made her home in Union City for several years.

Surviving are two sons, Bert and James A. Colvin, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Frederic Hohl and Mrs. Theodore Pruyn, also of Indianapolis; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James J. Patchell, of Union City, and a brother, Parks Anderson, also of Union City.

Private funeral services are tentatively planned on Wednesday at Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Darke County Death – Elmer Shields

Greenville – Elmer Shields, 67, retired Greenville painter and carpenter, died Sunday in a rooming house at 122 Morrow street following a short illness. He had spent the major part of his life in this city. There are no immediate survivors. Services: 10:30 a. m Wednesday, Miller funeral home. Burial: Martin cemetery east of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Darke County Death – Maggie Cool

Greenville – Mrs. Maggie Florence Cool, 87, widow of James L. Cool, Greenville, died Monday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Eva Flatter, at Hollansburg. Survivors: three sons and three daughters. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. Miller funeral home, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Funeral Services Are Held At Lynn Today For County Native

Mrs. Nora Phillips, 79, a native of Randolph county, passed away at 6:45 p. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Brown in Richmond, following a lingering illness. She had been a patient in the Randolph County hospital for several weeks prior to being moved to Richmond.

Born and reared in Randolph county, Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of a former county sheriff, Roy V. Murray, now deceased. She was a resident of Lynn for many years and for six years had made her home with Mrs. Orville Rich, a daughter in Winchester, and lately with her daughter in Richmond.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Rich, are two other daughters, Mrs. Naomi Kiser of Tipp City, Ohio, and Mrs. Esther Branson of Hollansburg, Ohio; one son, Henry Lambert of Winchester; Three brothers, Boyden, Hubert and Gilbert Murray, all of Losantville; and 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Phillips were conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial was in Hollansburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Esther Drake, 89, Dies At Lynn; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Esther (Heiss) Drake, 89, died at the home of her brother, Calvin Heiss, in Lynn at noon Monday after an illness of two years.

A former resident of Winchester, Mrs. Drake is survived by two brothers, Calvin of Lynn and Martin Heiss of Miami, Fla., several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Interment will be in the Ft. Recovery, Ohio cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 19, 1949

Mother Of Winchester Woman Is Dead; Burial At New Castle

New Castle, Ind., Jan. 19 – Mrs. Mary M. Colvard, 93, died Sunday night at her home here, after an illness of two months.

Surviving are the husband, James A.' two daughters, Mrs. Dessie Strimple of near Winchester, and Mrs. Mary E. Jackson of Hamilton, O., and three sons, Isaac of Mt. Summit, John of New Castle, and Henry of Muskeegon, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Main and Son mortuary, in charge of Rev. R. E. Halls. Burial will be in South Mound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1949

Body Of Rossburg Seaman Returned

The body of Ralph B. Fischer, 19, S-1c, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer, of near Rossburg, is being returned home for burial.

Arriving in Versailles early Friday morning, the body will be taken to the home of the parents, where friends may call. Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. (EST) at the Holy Family Catholic church in Frenchtown near Versailles. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Seaman Fischer was drowned on May 4, 1945 when he fell into the English channel from a navy LST boat while on patrol duty. A graduate of Ansonia high school, he was inducted into the navy on November 20, 1943.

Besides the parents, he leaves three brothers, Richard, Carl and Art, all a home, and a sister, Mary C. Fischer, of Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1949

Union City Youth Found Dead In New York City

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Westfall, 325 South State Line street, Union City, received word Wednesday afternoon that their son, Warren William Westfall, 24, was found dead in Roosevelt park at Delancy street in New York City on January 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Westfall were notified by Union City Police Chief Gerald Straley after he had received the following telegram from August W. Flath, chief inspector of the New York City detective bureau. “Notify Jesse Westfall, 325 South State Line, Union City, that his son, Warren, now identified by fingerprints, died from unknown causes on January 11 in Roosevelt park, Delancy street, and was removed to Box 54, Bellvue Morgue, 400 East 28th street.”

The youth had been staying in New York City for the past several weeks.

He was born on February 10, 1924, in Hagerstown, Ind., the son, of Jesse and Ethel Holdeman-Westfall. He came with his parents to Union City 11 years ago and received his education in West Side school.

Besides the parents, he leaves two brothers, Pvt. Robert Westfall, stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Ky., and Harold Gene Westfall, at home; eight sisters, Mrs. Wanda Schell, Dayton; Mrs. Betty Hancock, Huntsville; Mrs. Marjorie Senior, Union City, and Margaret, Carolyn, Lou Emma, Judy and Helen, all at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Holdeman, Ansonia, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Westfall, Greenville.

The body will be returned to Union City and taken to Fraze funeral home pending the completion of burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the funeral home. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 20, 1949

Mrs. Cordie Hodge Dies At Portland; Related Locally

Mrs. Cordie (Cramer) Hodge, 65, died at her home in Portland Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock after an illness of one year.

The daughter of John and Mary Cramer, deceased, she was preceded in death by one brother, Billie Cramer.

Survivors include the husband, Frank; one son, Roscoe Stullen of Union City; four sisters, Mrs. Glen Mangas and Mrs. Alfred Stewart of Union City; Mrs. William Stouder and Mrs. Evan Link of Albarn; one brother, Ollie Cramer, of Salem; three stepchildren, Mrs. Burlie Burk of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; Mrs. Harold Swoverland of Indianapolis and Mrs. Paul Myers of Portland; four grandchildren, including Mrs. R. W. Welbourn, of Winchester; one great grandchild; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hodge will be held at the Portland Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with interment in the Lisbon cemetery near Union City.

Friends may call at the Baird funeral home in Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1949

Word Is Received Of Tragic Death

Mrs. Ray Schricker, West Division street, Union City, Thursday received word from her brother, Marvelle Wigger, of Richmond, Va telling of the tragic death on January 10 of his son-in-law, L. N. Bradbury. A car driven by Mr. Bradbury was struck by a fast passenger train, killing him instantly.

Mr. Bradbury was a lieutenant colonel in the air corps during World War II. He leaves his wife, Shirley Mae, and a daughter, Linda Lee. Marvelle Wigger is the son of John Wigger, and a brother of Laurren Wigger and Matilda Wigger, all of Union City. Services and burial took place in Richmond, Va.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1949

Ambrose Stump, Retired Farmer, Passes Away

Ambrose Stump, 79-year-old retired farmer who resided two miles south of Union City, died unexpectedly Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lee Shockney, near Ridgeville, following a heart attack.

Mr. Stump came to the Union City community from Fort Jefferson in Darke county about eight years ago. Since the death of his wife, Laura, on January 24, 1947, he had been making his home with his two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wasson, south of Union City, and Mrs. Shockney, near Ridgeville.

Besides the two daughters, he leaves four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva Mote, Union City, and two brothers, George Stump, Muncie, and Ira Stump, also of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the home of Mrs. Wasson where friends may call after 6 p. m. Friday.

Final rites will be held Monday at 1 p. m. in the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1949

Farmland Woman Succumbs At 84; Rites Saturday

Mrs. Bertha Oswald, 84, widow of Nelson Oswald, passed away Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Louis Gable, in Farmland.

Besides the daughter, survivors include three sons, Ray of Mexico City, Mexico; Roderick of Billings General hospital in Indianapolis, and Fred of Long Beach, Cal.; a brother, Ira Smiley of Carey, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Oswald will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland with Rev. S. W. Heald, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 22, 1949

Tragedy Again Strikes In Mills Family – Boy, 17, Killed When Crushed Under Tractor

Tragedy again has struck the Chester D. Mills family, former residents of Randolph county now living on a farm near Albany.

Around 8 a. m. Saturday the body of their 17-year-old son, Wallace, was found crushed beneath a tractor just a few miles from his home.

A little more that three weeks ago his eight-year-old sister, Oneida Gay, was killed by a motorist as she alighted from a school bus in front of her home in Delaware county.

According to reports young Mills was enroute to the family's former farm home, southwest of Winchester, to get a load of corn, two wagons hitched behind the tractor, a Farmall-H. Apparently the tractor left the road and plunged down an embankment, pinning the youth beneath the wreckage and crushing him to death.

The accident occurred about a quarter mile south of the intersection of state roads 1 and 28 on 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sumwalt, of Farmland, were driving down the road and noticed the overturned tractor and wagons. When they stopped to investigate, they saw the body of the Mills boy beneath the tractor.

Dr. John Lansford, of Redkey was called and found the boy deat on arrival. The body was taken to the Summers funeral home in Winchester.

The Mills family moved from Randolph county about a month ago. They had lived on the Ella Martin farm, a half mile south of the county barn on the Huntsville road.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, who examined the body after it was brought to Winchester reported that the Mills boy had a badly broken left arm and a fracture at the base of the skull.

Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Ireda Fay and Vivian; two brothers, Dale and Arvin, all at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stauffer of Ridgeville.

[Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Maxville church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 22, 1949

Mrs. Betty Payton Claimed By Death At U. C. Hospital

Mrs. Betty Payton, 81, who resided in the Ralph Hart apartments, West Oak street, Union City, died Friday at 5 a. m. at the city hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered five days ago.

She formerly resided in Dunkirk, St. Louis and Elmhurst, a suburb of Chicago, and came to Union City in December of 1947. She was a member of the Dunkirk Methodist church.

Surviving are one son, Herman Payton, a druggist at Feltman's Pharmacy in Union City; one daughter, Mrs. Roenna Simmons, Chicago; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, John G. Payton, receded her in death in 1926. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Mosteer.

Services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City at 3 p. m. Sunday with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge. The body then will be taken to the Martin funeral home in Dunkirk where last rites will be conducted on Monday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery at Dunkirk. Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home after 7 p. m. today and at the Martin funeral home after 1 a. m. Monday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 22, 1949

Local Woman Mourns Death Of Mother

Mrs. Arlo Marsh of near Union City, is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Theadosia Ashley, 79, which occurred Wednesday night at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Ott Haines, south of Portland. Mrs. Ashley was a lifelong resident of Jay county. Services were held this afternoon in the Little Salamonia church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 24, 1949

Schricker Rites Are Conducted In Union City

Final rites for Forrest P. Schricker, 57, who was found dead Saturday afternoon in his home 739 West Hickory street, Union City, were held this afternoon at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. O. J. McMullen officiated, with interment being made in New Lisbon cemetery.

Mr. Schricker had been in failing health for the past several years but death was directly attributed to a heart attack.

A native of Union City, he was born on February 22, 1891, the son of Henry F. and Isabelle Cochran-Schricker. After receiving his education in West Side school, Mr. Schricker left Union City to make his home in Kalamazoo, Mich. Later he moved to Detroit and then returned to Union City in 1930. He was a retired leather craftsman.

Surviving are two sons, Robert of Plainwell, Mich. And Charles of North Carolina; a daughter, Jean, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ivy Swisher and Mrs. Mary A. Ely, both of Union City; Mrs. Jack Johnson, Lakewood, O., and Mrs. Warren Tabb, Detroit, and two brothers, George W., of Plainwell and John of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Services Thursday For Charles Bowers Related Locally

Funeral services have been arranged for Charles Oswalt Bowers, 80, a retired farmer, who died Monday afternoon at his residence at 316 Twelfth street in Greenville after a two-week illness.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday at the Abbottsville church, located near Arcanum, with Rev. Frank Royer officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Greenville.

Surviving are his wife, Susan; one daughter, Mrs. Sam Puteraugh, route one; one son, Dale Bowers, of Hillgrove; five grandchildren, including Mrs. Don Jefferis of Union City; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred, of Greenville, route two, and Ora, Union City, route three, and a sister, Mrs. Ola Sharp, Greenville.

Mr. Bowers was born at Phillipsburg, O., but had spent the major part of his life in the Arcanum vicinity. He had lived in Greenville for the past two years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

John Kantner Is Victim Of Heart Attack

John Franklin Kantner, 55, of 236 ½ North Columbia street, Union City, died suddenly at 8:10 p. m. Tuesday in Dayton from the effects of a heart attack. He suffered the attack in front of his rooming house on First street in Dayton and died in an ambulance enroute to Miami Valley hospital.

Mr. Kantner, a veteran of World War I, had been employed as a supply clerk at Patterson field, Dayton, for the past six years. He had been suffering from heart trouble for the past several weeks but his death came unexpectedly.

A native of Jay county, he was born on January 9, 1894, the son of Henry and Stella Brown-Kantner. After receiving his education in Jay county schools, he enlisted in the army on May 5, 1917 and served in the armed forces until June 17, 1919. He was one of the first six recruits to enlist in Jay county for duty in the war, and he was a member of the 58th coast artillery corps which saw action in France for one year.

Upon his discharge from the service he was united in marriage to Lucrectia McFarland in Ridgeville on December 25, 1919 and they came from Jay county to Union City 29 years ago.

Mr. Kantner was a member of the American Legion, Moose lodge and Eagles lodge.

Besides the wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Francis Young, of Kansas City, Kans., and Phyllis and Janet Kantner, of Union City; four son, John Henry, Richard Mac and Jack Kantner, also of Union City, and Jerry Kantner, who is serving with the navy in the Caribbean area; his mother, Mrs. Stella Kantner, Indianapolis, and three sisters, Mrs. Arnold Jones, Pennville; Mrs. William Bell, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Howard Flory, Peru, Ind. One brother, Guy Kantner preceded him in death one year ago.

The body was removed from Dayton to the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Thursday. Funeral arrangements are pending word from the son serving with the navy.

[The wedding of Janet Kantner and J. C. Lyons, which was to have been held Thursday (Jan. 26th) has been postponed because of the death of her father, John Franklin Kantner]

[Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 29th at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Salamonia cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Joseph Pequignot

Versailles – Joseph William Pequignot, 83, retired rural mail carrier here, died Monday at his home in this village. Services: Thursday, 2:30 p. m. at residence, 103 East Ward street. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. Survivors: wife, Louise, and a brother, Peter Pequignot, of here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Maude Baker

Arcanum – Mrs. Maude [Schaar] Baker, 70, wife of Zachariah Baker, died Monday at her home west of here. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Ola Roberts

Greenville – Mrs. Mary Ola [Boyd] Roberts, 70, of Greenville, died Tuesday at Wayne hospital. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m., Greenville Mennonite church. Burial: Stelvideo cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Lewis C. Moore

Greenville – Services were held today in Greenville for Lewis C. Moore, 71, a resident of the Central hotel, who died Monday at Wayne hospital. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Ezra Gibboney

Greenville – Ezra Keagy Gibboney, 69, a resident of the Brethren Church home in Greenville since 1943, died there Tuesday. He formerly lived in Troy. Services: Friday, 2 p. m. at the church home. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery. Friends: at the church home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Cyrus Wooters Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Cyrus G. Wooters, 79, a retired farmer, died at the Randolph County hospital at 11 a. m. Tuesday following an extended illness. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Mr. Wooters and his wife, Anna L., who survives, came to Randolph county about four years ago from Delaware county and had been making their home with their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wilkinson, eight miles south of Winchester. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Huntsville Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery near Losantville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Ella Huffman Dies At Elkhart; Return Body

Mrs. Ella Huffman, widow of the late Charles Huffman, who resided southwest of Ridgeville, died suddenly at the home of a son, Everett, in Elkhart, Ind., early Tuesday morning. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Survivors include two other sons, William and Kenneth, both of near Ridgeville; and one daughter, Mrs. Addie Miller, of Farmland.

The body will be brought to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

County Native Dies At Home Near Portland

Mrs. Josie Roush, 71, of one and one-half miles south of Portland, died at 9 a. m. Thursday at the Jay County hospital. Death was attributed to complications resulting from a recent operation.

Mrs. Roush was born in Randolph county on May 21, 1877, the daughter of Lorenzo and Mary (Smith) Pratt.

Survivors are the husband, James A.; one son, Raymond E.; and a daughter, Gladys A. Harshman, all of Portland; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Cloyce Pratt of Union City.

Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Hill Christian church, east of North Salem, of which she was a member, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. L. Curts will officiate and Revs. Edward McCance and Zelma Mills will assist. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at the Williamson funeral home after noon Friday and until Saturday morning at which time the body will be removed to the home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

Husband Of Former Union City Woman Claimed By Death

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Dr. Herbert F. Waldhier, 26, which occurred at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Thursday morning following a ten-month serious illness. He had been confined to the hospital since November 7.

Dr. Waldhier, a resident of Indianapolis, was the husband of Mrs. Mary Haselmire-Waldhier, who formerly lived in Union City and is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Haselmire, 508 North High street. Besides he wife, he leaves two children, Barbara and Susan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waldhier, of New Boston, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. William Neu, of near New Boston.

Dr. Waldhier graduated from Indiana university dental college in Indianapolis in 1946 and had been serving as an instructor in the college since graduation.

Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic church in Indianapolis on Saturday at 9 a. m., with burial in St. Joseph cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

W. Middleton Dies At Home In Spartanburg

Wendel Middleton, 64, passed away at 5 a. m. Thursday at his home in Spartanburg.

He is survived by the widow, Mae; two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Shenberger of West Lafayette, and Mrs. Dudley C. Johnson of near Spartanburg; three grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. E. E. Middleton of near Spartanburg; three sisters, Mrs. Martin French of Laporte, Ind., Mrs. George Bortner of Richmond, and Mrs. Mary Biaz of near Spartanburg; one brother, Howard of Richmond.

Funeral services for Mr. Middleton will be conducted at 10 a. m. Saturday in the Spartanburg Methodist church with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 1 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

Former County Resident Dies At Muncie Home

Roll Dull, 70, a former resident of Randolph county, died Wednesday at his home in Muncie. His occupation was that of a house mover.

Survivors include the widow, Myrtle; two sons, Melvin of Selma, and ay of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Donald of Muncie; six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland at 1:30 p. m. satureday in charge of Rev. McDavitt, with Rev. N. H. Thormburg assisting. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

Hattie Clements Dies At Son's Home Near Lynn

Mrs. Hattie E. Clements, 79, died Wednesday evening at the home of her son, Orville, near Lynn, following an illness of three months. She was a resident of Winchester.

Survivors include three other sons, Chester of Economy, James and Milo of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Gunckel of near Lynn; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Hinshaw of Greensfork, and Mrs. Elbert Campbell of Williamsburg; two brothers, Everett Coggeshall of Saratoga, and Oris Coggeshall of Arkansas; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Clements will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Lee Jackson, of Peru, Ind., in charge. Interment will be in the Williamsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1949

9-Year-Old Daughter Of Ridgeville Couple Dies In Ft. Wayne

Myra E. Hernly, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hernly of two miles west of Ridgeville, died Wednesday in a Fort Wayne children's hospital from pneumonia.

Besides the parents she is survived by one sister, Judith, and one brother, Larry, both at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Ancil Grubbs. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1949

Harry Fisher Dies Following Long Illness

Harry Fisher, 61, died at his home six miles north of Redkey Saturday morning following a lingering illness. He was a well known Jay and Randolph county farmer.

Survivors include the widow, Blanche; one son, Floyd of Union City; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Lyons of Winchester, and Mrs. Naomi Tomey of Pueblo, Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Burnsworth of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Marie Pettyjohn of Deerfield, Mrs. Mary Benz of Ridgeville, and Mrs. Ina Cox of Richmond; one brother, Earl of Columbus, Ohio.

The body will be removed from the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville to the residence on highway 1 where friends may call after 3 p. m. Sunday.

On Monday afternoon the body will be returned to the funeral home for services at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1949

Myrtle Keesling Of Spartanburg, Succumbs At 70

Mrs. Myrtle Keesling, 70, widow of the late William R. Keesling, passed away Friday evening. She had resided in Spartanburg.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Morrison of Warren, Ind. Four sons, Kenneth of Richmond, Floyd of Winchester and Carroll and Morris, both of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Keesling will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Spartanburg Christian church. Rev. Earl Lantz, assisted Rev. J. E. Slimp, will officiate. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Spartanburg after noon Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1949

Darke County Death – Judith Condon

Pitsburg – Mr. and Mrs. Verlin Condon of Pitsburg, are mourning the death of an infant daughter, Judith Ann, which occurred Friday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. Services: Saturday, Arcanum. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1949

Darke County Death – A. W. Swank

Gettysburg – Services for A. W. (Hugh) Swank, 75, retired farmer, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Inez Fritz, in Gettysburg, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Gettysburg Presbyterian church. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 29, 1949

Darke County Death – Sadie Guthridge

Greenville – Mrs. Sadie Guthridge, member of a prominent early Greenville family, died Thursday night while visiting relatives in Richmond. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She had lived in York, Pa. For several years.

Services: Monday, 2:30 p. m. at Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1949

Aged Resident Of Union City Passes Away

James H. Worth, 81-year-old retired woodworker, died Sunday at 12:25 p. m. at the Darke county home, located near Greenville, following a several weeks' illness.

He was born in Randolph county, south of Union City, on January 7, 1868, the son of Simeon and Ruth Pickett-Worth. He received his education in the old No. 9 Wayne township school and had resided in the Union City community all his life, with the exception of a few years he spent in Dayton.

His only survivors include a brother, Frank Worth, of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Sarah, died many years ago.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 31, 1949

Mother Of Muncie Attorney Dies At 87

Muncie, Ind., Jan 31 – Mrs. Cora E. Benadum, 87, mother of Muncie Attorney Clarence E. Benadum, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Drumm, south of Springport on state road 3, Sunday afternoon after an extended illness.

The widow of Spencer H. Benadum, a veteran of the Civil war, Mrs. Benadum had been a Delaware county resident for 71 years. She came here in 1878 from Shelby county, O., where her parents, Edward J. and Eliza Jane Milholin, made the trip by covered wagon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Funeral Services Held For Former Rossburg Resident

Services were held this afternoon for Harry H. Davis, 60, well-known Muncie man and former resident of Rossburg, who died at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie Sunday afternoon following an illness of five weeks.

The services were held in the Farmland Congregational Christian church with Rev. Sanford Heald in charge. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

The son of George and Amanda Segraves Davis, he was born on a farm near Royerton. He moved to Rossburg as a young man to enter the banking business and remained there for 23 years. Later he moved to Farmland and lived there until six years ago.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Congregational Christian church and Lions club at Farmland, the Indiana Gun club, and was a life member of the Amateur Trapshooting association in Vandalia, O. In 1947 he won the Midwestern Trapshooting championship sponsored by the Indianapolis Gun club.

Surviving besides the widow, Tivah G., is a son, Claude G. Jones, of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Death Claims Elmer Study; Rites Wednesday

Elmer L. Study, 79, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bert Murphy, in Lynn early Sunday morning.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Study will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Thomas funeral home with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in Cherry Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – Mrs. Daisy Brandon

Pitsburg - Services for Mrs. Daisy [North] Brandon, 68, who died Saturday at her home south of Pitsburg, were held Tuesday at Arcanum. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – George B. Kiehl

Bradford – Services were held Monday at the Greenville Creek church for George B. Kiehl, 63, of Bradford, route two, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice Humphries, in Dayton. Burial: Greenville Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – Nora Sleppy

Greenville – Mrs. Nora Elizabeth [Huston] Sleppy, 78, mother of 12 children, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Velma Coning, at 1009 Gray avenue. Services: Tuesday, Castine EUB church. Burial: Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – Mae Swank

Ithaca – Mrs. Myrtle Mae [Corwin] Swank, 68, wife of George Swank, died Friday night at her home west of EUB church. Burial: Ithaca cemetery. Services: Monday, Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles E. Martin

Greenville – Charles Edward Martin, 63, veteran employe of the Pennsylvania railroad company, died Saturday at his residence in Horatio. Services: Tuesday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 1, 1949

Darke County Death – Newton Starr

Bradford – Newton Starr, 63, former state highway department employe, died at his home in Bradford. He leaves a wife, Opal; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Martin, of Bradford; one grandchild; a brother, Will, of West Virginia, and two sisters, Mrs. John Bibbons and Mrs. A. F. Peters, both of Rossburg. Services: Monday, Versailles. Burial: Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 2, 1949

Portland Mayor Dies After Long Illness; Funeral is Thursday

Portland, Ind., Feb 2 – Mayor Fred Jones, 63, died Monday night at his home here after an extended illness.

Hugh Miller, city councilman, was named mayor pro tem at a called meeting of the council Tuesday. He will serve not more than 15 days during which time the council will elect a permanent official.

Mayor Jones was elected to office on the Democratic ticket in 1947.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Williamson mortuary in charge of Rev. Marshall Weaver. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 2, 1949

Relative of Local Resident Is Dead

Word has been received in Union City by Mrs. M. H. Wise of the death of her sister, Mrs. Blanche Brightwell, which occurred at her home in Westminster, Md., last Sunday.

Mrs. Brightwell was also an aunt of Murray Pouder, of near Union City; Mrs. William Baker, Spartanburg; Mrs. Gertrude Reish, formerly of Union City, now living in El Segundo, Calif., and Mrs. Lloyd Adelsperger, south of Union City. Mrs. Brightwell's last visit to Union City was about 12 years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 2, 1949

Winchester Trucker Killed On Eve Of First Wedding Anniversary

An unexplainable tragedy again has struck a Winchester Family and a young, energetic life has been ended.

William C. Thornhill, 24, was killed about 6 o'clock Tuesday evening when a feed truck he was driving skidded into a side ditch and struck a utility pole on state road 9 one-quarter mile north of the intersection of state roads 9 and 28 between Alexandria and Summittville in Madison county.

Funeral services for young Thornhill will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth R. Pickering in charge and Mrs. Inez Napier assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Thursday.

Thornhill died on the eve of his first wedding anniversary. He was pinned in the cab of the truck and was removed with the aid of a wrecker. Madison county officials believed that he swung over to avoid a pedestrian and lost control of his truck, owned by Goodrich Bros. Of Winchester. He suffered a fractured skull when he was pinned under the cab as the truck turned over.

Survivors are the widow, Odette, to whom he was married February 2, 1948, after she came to Winchester from France; a daughter, Margaret Madeline, one-month old; his mother, Mrs. Helen Thornhill of Winchester, and one brother, Thomas, at home.

A graduate of Winchester high school, he attended Purdue university and served in the army from February 1943 to December 30, 1945, taking part in the European campaign. At the time of his discharge he held the rank of sergeant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1949

Death Claims Niece and Sister-In-Law

Dr. R. S. Ables of Union City has received word of the death of a sister-in-law and niece.

His sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Ables, 51, died Monday at her home in Columbus, O., following a three-month serious illness. She was the wife of Frank Ables. Services will e held Friday at Columbus, with burial in a cemetery there.

Dr. Ables' niece, Mrs. Thelma M. Smithson, 38, died Tuesday night at her home near Farmland. Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Hopewell church with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1949

Former New Weston Postmaster Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at the New Lisbon Methodist church for John W. Gilbert, 79, former postmaster at New Weston, who died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Sneary, in Baughsville, O. Burial was made in Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1949

Former County Teacher Dies Near Farmland

Mrs. Thelma M. Smithson, 38, former teacher in Jay and Randolph counties, passed away at 8:40 p. m. Tuesday at the family home four miles north of Farmland. She had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are the husband, Richard; one daughter, Virginia, at home; three sons, Byron, Roy and John, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Elydia Sipe of Ridgeville, and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Hardwick of Ridgeville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smithson will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Hopewell church with Rev. Merton Spaulding assisting. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland to the residence Thursday morning where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1949

William Miller Found Dead At Ridgeville Home

William H. Miller, 74, was found dead in a chair at his home in Ridgeville Tuesday morning. Mr. Miller lived alone and it was believed he passed away sometime Monday afternoon. He was a member of the Nazarene church.

Survivors include one sister, Virginia Simmons of Muncie, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville with Rev. James Harmining in charge. Burial will be in the Union cemetery at DeSoto.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 3, 1949

Portland Worker Is Killed In Explosion Of Railroad Water Tank

Portland, Ind., Feb 3 – (INS) – An explosion knocked a 15,000 gallon water tank from its trestle Wednesday and crushed a railroad worker to death.

George Valentine, 30, Nickel Plate railroad worker, was trapped when the explosion occurred as he was under the tank checking the water in it. The chore which cost Valentine's life came only once each day and required but two or three minutes.

The accident forced Portland water Company officials to shut off the supply to the city's 9,000 population until a broken main was repaired.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1949

County Farmer Ends Own Life; Funeral Saturday

Last rites will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Modoc Nazarene church for John Batt, 72, who committed suicide Thursday afternoon at Losantville. Rev. Thurman Oren will officiate and burial will be in Salem cemetery.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, said that death was due to self-administered poison. Mr. Batt's body was found in his parked automobile around 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon by Clarence George. A note was found on the dashboard asking the person who discovered the body to notify Mrs. Batt and funeral directors.

Despondency over ill health was given by relatives as the reason for the suicide.

Survivors include the widow, Cora; a brother, William of New Castle; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Parrish of Muncie, and Mrs. Beth Blum of Michigan.

Friends may call at the Tillson funeral home in Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1949

Former New Weston Man Passes Away

Charles Guitner, who had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Jake Scherer, in Greenville, for the past 13 years, died at the Scherer residence on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Guitner moved to Greenville from Miamisburg and his body was taken there for burial. During his early life he resided in New Weston.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 4, 1949

4 Deaths In Family Within Two Weeks

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Childers of Woodington, located southeast of Union City, are mourning the deaths of four relatives, all of which occurred within the past two weeks. They include Mr. Childers' sister, Mrs. L G. Beheler, who died at her home in Ambridge, Pa.; Mrs. Childers' niece, Mrs. Carel Call, who lived at Hurricane, W. Va., and two of her nephews, Billy Lacy and Everett Childers, both of near Charleston, W. Va.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 5, 1949

Foster Father Dies

Mrs. Alva McCarter of Union City, has received word of the death of her foster father, Joel Reinhard, 83, which occurred this morning at Bluffton, Ind. Services and burial will take place at Bluffton Monday afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1949

Delma Oakerson, 20 Year Old, Passes Away

Delma Alexander Oakerson, a 20-year-old painter, died Saturday at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Cora Crawford, 112 Sycamore street, Union City, following a one-year illness from diabetes. He had been in a serious condition since Wednesday.

He was born on August 12, 1928 in Winchester and received his education in the Celina, Versailles and Union City East Side public schools. He had spent most of his life in the Winchester and Union City communities and had resided at the home of his grandmother for the past three years. He attended the Salvation Army church in Union City.

Besides the grandmother, Mr. Oakerson leaves his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Delma Oakerson, of Muncie; his step-father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Carson, Versailles; one sister, Mrs. Marie Brumbaugh, Versailles; a half-sister, Joretta Louise Oakerson, Muncie; a half-brother, Arthur Duane Oakerson, also of Muncie, and an uncle, Alva Anderson, Union City.

Funeral rites will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. M. Richey of New Madison, officiating. Interment will be made in New Lisbon cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1949

John R. Marsh, 86, Muncie Engineer, Claimed By Death

Muncie, Ind., Feb. 7 – John R. Marsh, 86, prominent Muncie man, died Sunday at the family residence, 616 East Adams street, after an extended illness. Mr. Marsh was chief engineer of the Indiana Bridge company for 60 years prior to his retirement in August, 1947.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary by Rev. Lewis Weber Gishler and Rev. C. Russell Moodey. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum in Beech Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1949

Funeral Services At New Pittsburg Tuesday For W. H. Hockensmith

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the New Pittsburg Reform church for William H. Hockensmith, 71, who died at his home in Portland Sunday following an illness of four weeks. Rev. H. G. Perry will officiate, assisted by Rev. John Wine. Interment will be in the Weimer cemetery. Friends may call at the Williamson funeral home in Portland.

The deceased was a retired farmer and carpenter and formerly resided on the Jay-Randolph county line. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.

Surviving in addition to the widow, Pearl, are three sisters, Mrs. Martin Fields of Saratoga, and Mrs. Howard King and Mrs. Stuart Strait, both of Bedford, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1949

Darke County Death – John N. Walker

Poplar Ridge – John N. (Newt) Walker, well known Adams township farmer, died Friday at his home one-half mile north of Poplar Ridge. He was 90 years old. Survivors: wife, Nettie; one son, Ward, Greenville, and four daughters, Mary Walker, at home; Mrs. Hazel Shives, Greenville, route two, and Helen and Lola Walker, both of Richmond. Services: Monday, residence. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 7, 1949

Darke County Death – William Moore

Glen Karn – William S. Moore, 81, died Thursday at his home here. An adopted son, Russell Moore, Richmond, is the only immediate survivor. Services: in charge of Stutz and Sando funeral home, New Madison.

[He was buried Feb. 6th in Wesley Chapel cemetery, Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1949

Jennie Hole Death Occurs At Hillgrove; Services Wednesday

Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Jennie Hole, 78, who died at the home of a son, Raymon, in Hillgrove, following a three-week illness from heart trouble.

Surviving are two other sons, Earl and Lynn Hole, both of Versailles; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and to sisters, Mrs. Ida Ward and Mrs. Elva Hendricks.

The services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Versailles Congregational Christian church with Rev. Russell N. Kerr in charge. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

The body has been removed to the home of the son, Earl, of Versailles where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1949

Ralph K. Parent, 56, Prominent Union City Man, Succumbs Today

Ralph K. Parent, 56, owner and operator of the John Parent company, 206 Division street, Union City, died at 1:30 a. m. today at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a seven-day serious illness from the effects of Coronary thrombosis. He had been suffering from heart trouble for the past five years.

Mr. Parent was a prominent figure in civic affairs in Union City and had operated the elevator business for the past 30 years. He resided at 234 West Division street.

He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church, B. P. O. Elks lodge, Union City Memorial Hospital board, and American Legion Orville N. Stover post No. 154. He had served as a commander and held other offices in the Legion post. Mr. Parent also served as a Union City East Side councilman for one term under the late Mayor John A. (Jack) Wallace many years ago.

In a business capacity Mr. Parent was actively identified with the Indiana and Ohio Grain Dealers association.

He became owner and operator of the John Parent company upon the death of his father, W. Grant Parent, about 30 years ago. The business – one of the oldest established firms in Union City – was founded 60 years ago.

Mr. Parent was born in Winchester on March 20, 1892, the son of W. Grant and Mary E. Kiser-Parent. At the age of two he came with his parents to Union City where he spent the remainder of his life.

He was a graduate of East Side high school and later attended Otterbein college at Westerville, Ohio, for two years. Mr. Parent entered the armed services in 1917 and served as as corporal in chemical warfare in the state for two years during World War I.

He was married to Mina Reitenour in Union City on August 27, 1918, and following his discharge from the army in 1919 he assumed ownership of the elevator business.

Besides the wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Harris and Mrs. Ann Ditmyer, both of Union City; one son, John R. Parent, at home, and three grandchildren. Another son, James A. Parent, was killed in action while serving as a member of the marine corps in the Pacific area during World War II.

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

Final rites, in charge of Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer, will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Members of the Elks lodge will hold a lodge of sorrow at the funeral home at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday. Members are asked to meet at the lodge home at 7 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1949

Former Lynn Woman Dies Near Hagerstown

Sarah Jane Shinn, 78, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Brown, near Hagerstown, Sunday night at 9:15 o'clock following an illness of several months.

A former resident of near Lynn, she is survived by the husband, William; three daughters, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Edna Bowen of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Zona Jacks of Casper, Wyoming; three sons, Estel of Fountain City, John of Hagerstown, and Everett of Winchester; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ola Baldwin of Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the New Liberty church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Brown, near Hagerstown, after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 8, 1949

Bertha Pickett Dies At Home Near Winchester

Mrs. Bertha Pickett, 68, of two miles southeast of Winchester, died at 8:15 o'clock Sunday night at her home after a week's illness.

She was born in Wayne county on March 31, 1880, the daughter of Asa and Sarah Ann (Jessup) Pitts, and came to Randolph county 2 years ago from Williamsburg. She was the wife of Howard Pickett, retired farmer and a member of the Winchester Friends church.

In addition to the husband, survivors include two sons, Ralph Pickett of Fort Wayne, and Ernest Pickett of Lynn; a brother, Ora Pitts of Valparaiso, and one granddaughter, Marjorie Pickett, of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Burial will be in the Willow Grove cemetery at Fountain City.

Friends may call at the residence after noon Tuesday and until noon Wednesday at which time the body will be returned to the funeral home to lie in state one hour before the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 9, 1949

Loring Gates Dies In Delaware County; Burial At Windsor

Muncie, Ind., Feb 9 – Loring S. Gates, 84, widely-known Perry township farmer, died Tuesday at the family home, one half mile east of Center school. A lifelong resident of Perry township, he was known by perhaps every person in the township and surrounding communities. For more that fifty years, Mr. Gates had lived in the house where he died.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Gates; one brother, Russell (Sing) Gates, of Muncie, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Union church south of Windsor, at 2o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Edward Antle in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Emma Shumaker Dies At Greenville Home; Final Rites Saturday

Mrs. Emma Clark [Drew] Shumaker, 83, widow of Monroe Shumaker, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hamilton, 529 East Fourth street, Greenville, following a three-week serious illness from heart trouble.

A life-long resident of Darke county, she formerly lived in the Castine vicinity. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Drew.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hamilton; Mrs. Pearl Trone, Lewisburg, O., and Miss Hazel Shumaker, West Manchester; one son, James Shumaker, Pleasant Hill, O.; several grandchildren, including Mrs. Harold Ary, Union City, route one, and several great-grandchildren, including Mrs. Janet Sharp, a grade teacher at Jackson, Ohio, school.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Siler funeral home in West Manchester, with burial in Castine cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Darke County Death – John H. Markley

Hollansburg – John Harvey Markley, 76, retired blacksmith, died Tuesday at his home three miles northeast of here. He had spent most of his life in Painter Creek, but had lived in the Hollansburg vicinity for the past 14 years. Services: Friday, 2 p. m., Beach Grove Church of the Brethren. Burial: Abbottsville. Survivors: wife, Nancy; one son, stepson and daughter.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Darke County Death – Robert Myers

Bradford – Robert Myers, 73, well known Bradford tobacco buyer, died Monday at Piqua Memorial hospital from a heart attack. His wife, Goldie, is the only immediate survivor. Services: Thursday, Gettysburg. Burial: New Lexington cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Darke County Death – Ida Jane Nichols

Greenville – Mrs. Ida Jane Nichols, 83, died Monday at the home of a son, Earl, in Greenville from heart trouble. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Goshen, O. cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 10, 1949

Thomas Stone Dies At Ridgeville At Age 39

Thomas Stone, 39, died at noon today at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Stone, at Ridgeville.

He had been a victim of multiple scleroses for the past seven years.

The deceased, a former resident of Winchester and former employe of the Overmyer Mould company, was regarded as one of Ridgeville's greatest basketball players.

Surviving, in addition to the parents, are the widow, Alice; two daughters, Sally and Suzanne of Ridgeville; one sister, Mary Matloch of Fort Wayne, and one brother, John, of Camden, N. J.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary at Ridgeville for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1949

Heart Attack Fatal To Former Union City Man

Clinton I. Smith, 64, of two miles south of Salamonia in Jay county, was stricken with a fatal heart attack at 12:30 p. m. Thursday in the automobile of a neighbor while being taken to a doctor.

A former resident of Union City, he became ill earlier at his job in Coldwater, O., and had been brought to his home by the plant superintendent after being treated by an Ohio doctor.

Mr. Smith had resided in the Union City community practically all his life until 13 years ago when he moved to Van Wert, O. Later he made his home near Salamonia.

Survivors include the widow, Alice; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stump, of near Buck's Corner, O.; two sons, Herman E., of Waynedale, and Orla E., at home; his father, Isaac, of Van Wert; three sisters, Mrs. William Froney, of Detroit, Mrs. Elmer Speelman and Mrs. Russell Perry, both of Van Wert, and one brother, Perry L., also of Van Wert.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday in the Williamson mortuary in Portland, with burial in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed from the mortuary to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1949

Last Rites For Former Lynn Soldier Saturday

The body of Pfc Cedric D. McCanless, former resident of Lynn, arrived in Portland Friday afternoon. Pfc McCanless was killed in the Philippine islands April 24, 1942. He had served in the army six years.

Funeral services for Pfc. McCanless will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baird funeral home in Portland with Rev. Wilbur Thorne, pastor of the Lynn Methodist church, officiating. Burial and military services will be held at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Survivors include the parents, Mrs. Audra McCanless of Portland and Oscar McCanless of San Diego, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. E. J. Baker of Fort Wayne; aunts and uncles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 11, 1949

Former Ridgeville Man, Alva M. Renbarger, 77, Dies In Florida

Alva Monroe Renbarger, former Ridgeville resident, died Saturday at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., it was learned here today. A retired Peninsular Telephone company maintenance man, Mr. Renbarger was 77.

Mr. and Mrs. Renbarger went from Ridgeville to St. Petersburg in 1924, where they lived at 131 Eighth street North. Mr. Renbarger became associated with Peninsular in 1924 and retired a few years later. The couple celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary last September 9.

Surviving are the widow, two daughters, a son and three grandchildren, all of Florida; also a sister, Mrs. Ollie Schilling of Ridgeville and a brother, Asa Renbarger of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 12, 1949

Darke County Death – G. W. Hamilton

Greenville – G. W. (Wash) Hamilton, 82, who for over a quarter century served as engineer and caretaker at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, died Wednesday at his home here from the effects of a stroke. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 14, 1949

Glen Stump, Former Union City Resident, Claimed By Death

Word has been received here of the death of a former Union City resident, Glen Stump, 41, which occurred suddenly at Bellflower, Calif., Saturday morning from heart trouble.

Funeral services were conducted in Bellflower on Sunday, with burial in a cemetery in that city.

Prior to moving to California 12 years ago, Mr. Stump had spent his entire life in Union City. At Bellflower he was employed in the ship yards.

Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; two children; three brothers, Raymond and Lester Stump, both of Union City, and Emerson, of Findlay, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Moore and Mrs. Mabel Jordan, both of New Castle, and Mrs. Nellie Sutton, Bluffton, Ind., and one half-sister, Mrs. Esther Boolman, of Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Rites In Lynn Wednesday For Benjamin Kemp

Benjamin Lewis Kemp, 59, a former resident of Lynn, died Monday evening at his home in Indianapolis following an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorn in charge. Interment will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

Survivors include two sons, Donald and Darrell of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Lesley of Lynn, Mrs. Esther Hilliard of Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Edith Kemp, of Delaware, Ohio, and one brother, Delbert Kemp of Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Coletown Woman Dies At Hospital

Mrs. Lillian [Marick] White, 88, of Coletown, died Monday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following a six-month illness. The widow of Joseph C. White, she was a Darke county native and had spent most of her life in Coletown where she was a member of the Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are three sons, John and Lawrence, both of Greenville, route four, and Guy, of Warsaw, Ind.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Mary A. Ditmer

Greenville – Mrs. Mary Ann [Zimmerman] Ditmer, 77, widow of Daniel Ditmer, died Saturday at her home in Baker's store, four miles west of Greenville, after an extended illness. She had spent the major part of her life in Darke county. Services: Tuesday, 2 p. m. (EST) at residence, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial: West Branch cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Anna Sparks

Greenville – Mrs. Anna [Beck] Sparks, 92, widow of Isaac Sparks, died Friday at the home off a daughter, Mrs. Erman Crumrine, Greenville. She had resided in Greenville for the 30 years. Services: Monday, Greenville. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Edwin Grove

Bradford – Edwin Grove, 71, retired railroad employe, died Friday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton. He had lived here most of his life. Services: Monday. Burial: Greenville Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1949

Darke County Death – Mary Suarez

Greenville – Short services were held Saturday in Greenville for Mary Kathleen Suarez, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted L. Suarez, Greenville, who died 16 hours after birth. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 16, 1949

Darke County Death – Emmett Ellis

Arcanum – Emmett M. (Jack) Ellis, 49, died Sunday at his home west of Laura on Arcanum, route two, after a short illness. Services: Wednesday, West Milton. Burial: Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 1949

12 Year Old Girl Succumbs Today At U. C. Home

Onnalca Faye Welch, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Welch, died at 2 a. m. today at the family home, 605 West Division street, Union City, following a seven-year illness. She was in serious condition for the last week.

She was born on April 16, 1936 in Union City and was a member of the Christian church.

Besides the parents, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Byrum, of Union City, and Carrie Welch, at home, and one brother, Robert Welch, who is serving in the navy at Corpus Christi, Texas.

Final rites will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Christian church. Rev. Charles G. McCallister will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery near North Salem.

Friends may call at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City after 7 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Ernest Collins Dies Suddenly At Farm Sale

Ernest C. Collins, 71-year-old retired farmer who resided at 225 Cedar street, Union City, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock while attending the Denver Burkett-Clarence Jellison farm sale about one and one-half miles south of Saratoga. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Collins had been suffering from heart trouble for the past two years.

A native of near Fort Recovery, he was born on April 10, 1877, the son of John and Mary Jane Whitesel-Collins. He received his education in Mercer county, O., schools and was united in marriage to Emma Ulmer in Fort Recovery on December 24, 1900.

Mr. Collins had been active in farming pursuits in this vicinity for over 45 years. Upon his retirement two years ago he made his home in Union City. He was a member of the Winchester Nazarene church.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Walter Grindle, of Union City; five grandchildren, and two brothers, Edward Collins, Dayton, and Herbert, of Elroy. One brother, Everett, is deceased.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Winchester Nazarene church, in charge of Rev. E. Van Houghton, assisted by Rev. G. M. Gillespie. Interment will be made in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Laurence E. Starr

Yorkshire – Laurence E. Starr, 74, retired Wabash township farmer, died Tuesday at his home in Yorkshire after a short illness from heart trouble. He had spent his entire life in the Yorkshire community. Services: Thursday, Brock. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Anthony E. Cline

Arcanum – Anthony E. Cline, 91, former mayor of Arcanum, died Tuesday at his home here from a heart attack. His wife, Cora, and several nieces and nephews are the only survivors. Services: Thursday, Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Father Of Local Resident Is Dead

Services were held in Muncie this afternoon for George P. Rhodes, 79, father of Russell Rhodes, and Miss Mary Rhodes, both of Union City. The services were held in the Parson mortuary in Muncie, with burial in Tomlinson cemetery.

A resident of Muncie for the past 25 years, Mr. Rhodes died Wednesday at Ball Memorial hospital in that city following an extended illness. Other survivors include his wife, Ella.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Anna M. Smith

Arcanum – Mrs. Anna M. [Stutz] Smith, 83, wife of Charles A. Smith, a member of the board of directors of the Arcanum Federal Saving and Loan association, died Wednesday at her home here. Services: Arcanum EUB church, Friday, 2:30 p. m. Burial: Castine cemetery. Friends: at residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Margaret Barga

Bradford – Mrs. Margaret Ella [Hathaway] Barga, 75, wife of Ben Barga, died Wednesday at her home here. Services: Friday, 2 p. m., at residence. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Valley Roll

Greenville – Mrs. Valley Virginia [Burkett] Roll, 62, an active figure in the state and national Women of the Moose lodge affairs for several years, died unexpectedly Wednesday at her home here from a heart attack. She was the wife of V. L. Roll, well known local auctioneer. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Turpen-McKnight funeral home.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday with burial made in Abbottsville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Billy Wilson

Greenville – The body of Billy M. Wilson, 20, MM 2-c, who was killed in action in the south Pacific on April 16, 1945, arrived home today for burial. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Wilson, Greenville, route one.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 18, 1949

Darke County Death – John Mullenix

Arcanum – Services were held today at the Arcanum EUB church for John Mullenix, 80, who died Tuesday at his home here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery. He had lived in this town for 43 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1949

Death Claims Wilbert Ullery; Rites Tuesday

Wilbert Ray Ullery, 54, well-known Wayne township farmer, died Sunday at 4 a. m. at his residence on Union City, route four, following a twelve-day illness from heart trouble. He had been in failing health for the last year.

Mr. Ullery was born on December 11, 1894, the son of George and Harriet Miller-Ullery. He was educated in the old No. 8 Wayne township grade school and Winchester high school.

Following his education he was married to Golda M. Anderson at Harrisville on January 14, 1914.

Mr. Ullery had spent his entire life at the same farm home with the exception of two years when he resided in Winchester and later Gettysburg, O. He returned from Gettysburg to Wayne township last December.

He was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren located southeast of Union City.

Besides the wife, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. William Dershem, Dayton; Mrs. Forrest Burkett, society editor of the Union City Times-Gazette, and Mrs. Donald Byram, of Clayton, O.; two sons, Willard E. Ullery, Dayton, and Lowell Ullery, at home; six grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Slick, of Lynn. One son, Wendell, age 7, died in 1933. Two sisters and one brother also are deceased.

The body will be removed from the C. J. Miller and Sons funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Monday. The residence is located six miles east and one-half mile south of Winchester, or two miles west of the Wayne school building.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Jericho Friends church with Rev. James M. Moore in charge. Interment will be made in Jericho cemetery.

Because of circumstances beyond control of the bereaved family, the public farm sale of the Wilbert Ullery estate will be held this Wednesday as previously announced.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1949

Former Resident Passes Away At Greenville Home

Dervin Roe, 75, a former resident of the Union City community, passed away at his home, 136 West Water street, Greenville, Saturday evening at 9:10 o'clock following a five-year illness.

He was born in Jackson, Ohio, township and lived in the Union City vicinity until 1915 when he made his home north of Ansonia. Mr. Roe moved to Greenville about three years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs. S. R. Mote and Mrs. Audra Brock, both of Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Loy, Greenville, and Mrs. Della Poling, Ansonia.

Services will be held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) with Rev. Frank Thomas and Rev. Gordon Beck in charge. Interment will be made in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 21, 1949

Ex-Union City Man Succumbs In Troy Hospital

John Gentner, 68, of route two, Tipp City, Ohio, a former resident of Union City, died Saturday evening at Stouder Memorial hospital in Troy following an extended illness from the effects of cancer.

Mr. Gentner was born in Rossburg and lived at Union City before moving two years ago to the home of a son, Owen, east of Kinghamsburg, located near Tipp City. He was a retired railroad worker and a member of the First Christian church of Ansonia.

Besides the son, he leaves another son, Roy E., of New York; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Miller, of Otterbein Home, Lebanon, and Mrs. Dora Hellmuth, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and one brother, Lewis, of Gordon, O. His wife, Anna Estella, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Coppock and Lee funeral home in Tipp City after 7 p. m. Monday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Kinghamsburg Evangelical United Brethren church with Rev. Harold Lyman in charge. Burial will be made in Memorial Park cemetery at Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 22, 1949

Former Union City Railroad Agent Is Claimed By Death

Word was received here today that Grover P. Garber, 64, a former night ticket and station agent for the Pennsylvania railroad in Union City, passed away Sunday at his residence in Wolcott, Ind.

Mr. Garber was a resident of Union City in 1934 and 1935 and belonged to the St. Mary's Catholic church.

He is survived by the widow, Philomenia, five sons, two daughters, six grandchildren and five sisters.

Services were conducted this morning at St. Paul's Catholic church in Marion, Ind., with Rt. Rev. Msgr. John McCarthy officiating. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery at Marion.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 22, 1949

Robert Miller, Retired Farmer Dies At Carlos

Robert G. Miller, 68, died at 6:15 a. m. Monday at his home in Carlos. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Glendora; three sons, Howard and Wilbert, both of near Lynn, and Don of Carlos; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Mendenhall of Paris, Ky.; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. James Thornburg of near Lynn.

Funeral services for Mr. Miller will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Carlos Christian church with Rev. A. E. Cortner in charge. Burial will be in Buena Vista cemetery. Friends may call at the home in Carlos at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1949

Mother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Raymond Lamott of Union City, is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Rachel Henry, 86, which occurred at the home of a son, Robert Henry, in Richmond. Services were held this afternoon at Richmond, with burial in Bryant Chapel cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1949

Darke County Death – Myrtle Bricker

Gettysburg – Mrs. Myrtle E. [Michael] Bricker, 36, wife of Arthur Bricker, formerly of near Gettysburg, died suddenly Friday afternoon at her home near Piqua. Services: Monday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Oakland cemetery. Other survivors: son, Kenneth and daughter, Irene, both at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 23, 1949

A. O. Martin, Former Lynn Resident, Dead

Alfred O. Martin, 84, a former resident of Lynn, passed away Monday night at Mercy hospital in Elwood. He was a resident of Tipton.

Survivors include two sons, Basil Martin, of Winchester, and Russel Martin of Tipton; three half-brothers, John Martin of Lynn, Edgar Martin of near Modoc, and Liburn Martin of near Carlos; three half-sisters, Mrs. Earl Thomas of Hagerstown, Mrs. Julia Smock of near Lynn, and Mrs. Mae Marquart of near Columbus, Ohio; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 24, 1949

Arrange Burial For New Weston Soldier

Full military burial rites have been arranged for Pvt. Robert Myers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Myers, New Weston, rural route, who was killed in action at Okinawa on May 5, 1945.

The body arrived in Versailles Wednesday and was taken to the Marker funeral home. From there it was removed to the home of a grandmother, Mrs. Viola Myers, 522 East Fifth street, Greenville, where friends may call.

Services will be held at the grandmother's residence Saturday at 2:30 p. m (EST), with military burial in Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 25, 1949

Darke County Death – Sharon Marker

Bradford – Sharon A. Marker, 41, World War II veteran, died Tuesday night at Piqua hospital after a short illness from heart trouble. Survivors: mother, Clara Marker, and two brothers, Ralph and Hirondo, all of Bradford. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Eugene Berger

Webster – Eugene Berger, 61, died Wednesday at his home here from a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Edith, and twelve children. Services: Saturday, Versailles. Burial: Holy Family cemetery, Frenchtown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1949

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Earl Alexander, of Union City is mourning the death of a brother, Roy A. Alexander, 46, which occurred Friday at his home, 55 Miller avenue in Dayton. Mr. Alexander was a native of Darke county, but had resided in Dayton for the past 25 years. He was employed as a pressman at the McCall corporation in Dayton for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, Joy Alexander, Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie York, Greenville, and Mrs. Frannie Armstrong, Troy, and four brothers, William, of Ansonia; Earl, Union City, and Albert and Edward, both of Dayton.

[The Ohio Death Certificate states he is buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, however a Find-A-Grave contributor #47229210 has found his name on the memorial of his wife in Arlington Cemetery, Brookville, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1949

Death Claims Patrick Carr At U. C. Home

Following a two weeks' serious illness death claimed Patrick Carr, 82-year-old retired traveling salesman, at his residence, 501 North Union street, Union City, at 9:30 o'clock Sunday evening.

A native of Ireland he was born on November 15, 1866, the son of John and Honora Dugan-Carr. After his education in Ireland schools he came with his parents to the United States and made his home in Union City.

Mr. Carr was married to Mary Kennedy in Union City on October 12, 1898. Until his retirement a few years ago he sold household good and novelties to farm residents in the eastern Indiana vicinity.

He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church in Union City and the Knights of Columbus lodge.

Besides the wife, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. J. F. Teegarden and Mrs. George Holden, both of Kokomo, Ind.; Catherine C. Carr, at home, and Mrs. Claude Constable, who resides in Florida; three grandchildren, and one sister, Miss Catherine Carr, of Union City.

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

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary''s church with Father James M. Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1949

H. A. Teegarden Services To Be Held Wednesday – Was Prominent In Political Circles In Union City, O

Funeral arrangements have been completed for Henry A. (Bert) Teegarden, 77, prominent in Republican political circles in Union City, Ohio, who died Saturday afternoon following a three and one-half year illness.

Death occurred at his home, 111 Sycamore street, Union City, where he had been in a serious condition since last Tuesday.

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. W. L. Denlinger in charge. Burial will be made in Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

Mr. Teegarden formerly served as a Union City East Side councilman for sever two-year terms between 1917 and 1947. From 1933 to 1941 he served two four-year terms as a member of the East Side board of education. He was president of the school board and later served as clerk when the new addition to the school building was constructed.

In 1947 Mr. Teegarden ran for mayor on the Republican ticket but was defeated in a close race by Thomas Amburn, who was seeking reelection of the Democrat ticket.

Mr. Teegarden also had served as the committeeman for “B” precinct on the East Side for many years and was a member of the Darke county Republican executive board.

He was born in Jackson, O., township in the Teegarden community on September 19, 1871, the son of John W. and Harriett Horner-Teegarden. Following his education in Jackson township grade schools and Ansonia high school, he was married to Desta Martin at Woodington on April 21, 1894.

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Teegarden operated a grain business at Hillgrove and later a variety store at Columbus Grove, Ohio. After moving from the latter town they operated a grocery and grain business at Woodington and then made their residence in Michigan for a few years. They came from Michigan to Union City approximately 40 years ago.

In Union City, Mr. Teegarden had been active as a carpenter until his retirement four years ago.

He attended the Presbyterian church and was a former member of the IOOF and Knights of Pythias lodge.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. C. L. May, of Cranford, N. J.; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Jed Teegarden, Union City, and Charles Teegarden, northeast of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1949

Thornburg Rites At Bloomingsport Church Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at the Bloomingsport Friends church for Mary Etta Thornburg, 72, who died at her home near Bloomingsport Sunday morning following a lingering illness. Rev. Fred Cox will officiate and burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Legi; a foster son, Harold Gilmore of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Vila Depsey of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Ed Hutchens of Los Angeles, Cal., and Very Hutchens of near Lynn; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ralph Rinard of Union City; one step son, Warren Thornburg of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 28, 1949

Nellie Mae Study Dies At Home In Winchester

Mrs. Nellie Mae Study, wife of Ora Study, well known Randolph county man and proprietor of the Home hotel in Winchester, passed away at 8:30 a. m. Monday following an illness of several months.

In addition to the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Ettinger of Wayne, Mich., and Mrs. Harold Roberts of Fort Wayne; two sons, George of Birmingham, Ala., and Gene of Fountain City; three grandsons; one brother, Charles Roland of Richmond, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Hiatt of Lynn.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester from where services will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Main Street Christian church in Winchester. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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