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

Rites For Heart Attack Victim At Deerfield

Final rites were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Deerfield Methodist church for Mrs. Cora May Saxman, 75, who died suddenly at noon Saturday. Rev. Milton Persons was in charge and interment was in the Reitenour cemetery.

Mrs. Saxman was the widow of Philip Saxman. She died of a heart attack while seated alone at a kitchen table shortly before noon Saturday. Although she had been under a physician's care for heart disease for some time, she had not been seriously ill. She was found in her home a little more than four miles northeast of Ridgeville on state road 27 by a daughter. She had lived alone at the house since the death of her husband several years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Limbert of Ridgeville, Mrs. Isabel Sipe of Anderson, Mrs. Minnie Caperson of Kokomo, Mrs. Mildred Smith of McCraken, Kans., and Mrs. Alice Stoner of Richmond; four sons, Ara Carbough of LaCross, Kans., Dorman Saxman of Dunkirk, and Orvis and Howard Saxman of near Ridgeville; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Wall of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Rose Tharp of Portland; a brother, John Arick of Portland, and 13 grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Ida R. Hines, Founder Of Theaters At Portland, Is Dead

Portland, Ind., March 2 – Mrs. Ida R. Hines, widow of J. S. Hines, died Tuesday afternoon at her home here She and her husband founded the Home and Princess theaters in Portland, and after his death she leased the two properties.

She was the mother of State Representative Ralph G. Hines.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Williamson mortuary in charge of Rev. A. E. Habgood. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – William Shumaker

Gettysburg – Services were held Tuesday at Gettysburg for William A. Shumaker, 86, who died Saturday night at his home here. Burial: Brock cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – John Gilfillan

New Madison – John B. Gilfillan, 82, retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at his home on North Main street. Survivors: wife, Retta; one son, Robert, of near here; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Laura Byers, Springfield. Services: Wednesday, Otterbein EUB church. Burial: Greenmound cemetery here.

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

Darke County Death – Sgt. Luke Barga

Frenchtown – The body of a Frenchtown soldier, Staff Sgt. Luke H. Barga, 22, who was killed in Italy on November 10, 1943, has been returned home for burial. Services: Thursday, 10 a. m. (EST) at Holy Family church here. Burial: church cemetery. Survivors: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Barga, Frenchtown; four brothers and four sisters.

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

Find Man's Body Along Rail Tracks

The body of Marvin B. Adkins, of 202 West Buchtel Avenue, Akron, Ohio, was discovered lying between the east and west bound New York Central railroad tracks at the rear of the Chris Runkel home, a mile and one-half miles west of Harrisville at 7:30 a. m. today. It was not definitely known whether the man fell or was hit by a train.

The body was seen by the engineer of a passing train who reported it to rail section men working in the vicinity. They in turn notified the tower at Harrisville and officials there contacted County Coroner Lowell W. Painter.

Papers and cards found on the victim's body indicated he had been working in Muncie, but that his home was in Akron, Ohio. He was believed to be between 50 and 55 years of age.

Dr. Painter said the man's head was crushed and his body badly bruised. He was believed to have been dead about an hour before the body was found.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester pending the arrival of a sister from Akron.

County Sheriff Cliff Hines and Depute Perry Jennings investigated along with County Coroner Painter.

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

Great-Granddaughter Of Farmland Residents Dies

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Union Chapel church at Windsor for Moretia Ann Nearing, 7, of south of Selma, who died Monday at the Cleveland, Ohio, clinic after a three months illness. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. Survivors include the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis McCallister of Farmland.

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

Alice Rice, 82, Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Alice Rich, 82, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Hartman, near Winchester, at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night.

She was the widow of the late Allen Rich and had been in ill health for several years.

Born near Spartanburg on December 20 1860, she spent most of her lifetime in the Lynn and Fountain City communities.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hartman and Mrs. Glen Beane of Ontario, Cal.; two sons, Orville, of near Winchester, and Owen of Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Charles Miles of near Lynn; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rich will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in Quaker Lynn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Rita Francis Burton Dies At Hospital; Last Rites Thursday

Rita Francis, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burton of Winchester, died at 12:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital. The child had been delivered by Caesarian section.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. at Fountain Park cemetery by Rev. E. Van Houghton.

Surviving, other than the parents, are a sister, Toyna Lynne; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reece Watson of Winchester, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy King of Terre Haute.

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

Former Resident Of U. C. Community Dies At Bradford

Mrs. Orpha Ethel Rodeheffer-Moffet, 60, a former resident of the Union City community, died Thursday at 10 p. m. at her home in Bradford, O., following an extended illness

Before moving to Bradford several years ago Mrs. Moffet lived north of the Jackson, Ohio, township school building. Her husband, William Moffet, a retired farmer, passed away two years ago.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Martha Rodeheffer, of near Union City; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Olwine, Dayton, and three brothers, William Rodeheffer, Lightsville; John, of northern Darke county and Clarence of Troy.

Mrs. Moffet was a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren where services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. (EST). Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Bradford.

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

Relative Of Randolph County Persons Dies In Portland Hospital

Portland, Ind., March 4 – Carl Odle, 66, Jay county farmer for 44 years, died Wednesday night in the Jay County hospital. He underwent surgery one week ago.

Surviving are the widow, Otie; two daughters, Mrs. James Kane, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Charles Holdeman of Winchester; one son, Truman of Pike township; his mother, Mrs. Addie Odle of Pike township, and four sisters, Mrs. Lon Mills of Redkey, Mrs. Herman Wasson of near Ridgeville, Mrs. Charles Reed of near Dunkirk, and Mrs. Harry Wagner of near Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Williamson mortuary at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, in charge of Rev. George Addington of Farmland, and Rev. Henry Gast of Portland. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery, east of Ridgeville.

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

Darke County Death – Charles E. Zirkle

Greenville – Charles E. Zirkle, 47, Greenville plumbing contractor, died Tuesday night at Wayne hospital. Death was attributed to an internal hemorrhage. Survivors: wife, Marguerite; two sons, Jack, Dayton, and James, at home; his mother, Mrs. Prank Hess, Clarksburg, W. Va., and two sisters. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Former County Highway Worker Succumbs At 63

Ernest F. Owens, 63, former employe of the county highway department, died at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at his home, one-half mile north of Winchester on state road 27, from complications as the result of a heart attack last Sunday.

The deceased had lived in Randolph county for approximately 60 years. He followed the occupation of farming and was employed by the county highway department for fourteen years, retiring three years ago. He was born in Wayne county on August 19, 1885, the son of Lindley and Frata (Carey) Owens.

Survivors include the widow, Nellie; one son, Ralph, at home; two brothers, Fred of south of Winchester, and Charles of Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Dwiggins of Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. Martha Wilcox of Long Beach, Cal.

[Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at Winchester Friends church and burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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

Darke County Death – Ben E. Delk

Greenville – Bennett Elsworth Delk, 67, retired plumbing contractor, died suddenly Thursday at his home five miles south of Greenville. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Verna; one son, Elmer, Backus, Minn.; to daughters, Mrs. Herbert Anthony, Mt. Vernon, O., and Mrs. Richard Westfall, Greenville; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, and three sisters. Services: Saturday, Abbottsville. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Clara Brown

Greenville – Services were held Saturday for Mrs. Clara Brown, who died Wednesday at her home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery. She was the widow of George Brown.

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

Darke County Death – George W. Hansbarger

Arcanum – George W. Hansbarger, 64, retired farmer, died Wednesday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Mary; one son, Franklin, Arcanum, route two; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle [Ellsworth] Weaver, Dayton; Mrs. Edna [J. Emerson] Lephart, Arcanum, and Mrs. Grace [Joe] Albrecht and Mrs. Evelyn L. [Charles] Hangen, both of near Arcanum. Services: Saturday, at residence. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Flora Jane Riley Dies After Short Illness

Flora Jane Riley, age 79, 607 Stone street, Winchester, died at the Randolph County hospital Friday morning at 4 o'clock following an illness of four days.

Born in Adams county on July 16, 1869, she had been a resident of Winchester for several years and was well known as a seamstress.

Survivors include an uncle, William Williams of Winchester, a cousin, Emma Teagarden of Winchester, and several cousins in Adams county.

Funeral services for Miss Riley will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Winchester Methodist church with Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Burial will be in the Tricker cemetery at Salem, Ind. Friends may call at the church one hour and one-half before the services.

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

Darke County Death – George S. Mundhenk

[Impossible to read the copy. Vitals reconstructed from other sources.] George S. Mundhenk was born November 21, 1866 in Ohio, the son of Lewis Mundhenk and Elizabeth Snyder. He died February 27, 1949 in Gordon, Darke County. He was buried in the Ithaca cemetery on March 2, 1949. He was buried beside his wife, Mollie Catherine Odell-Mundhenk, who preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1921 in Gordon, Darke Co.

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

Blast Injuries Are Fatal To Muncie Woman

Fort Myers, Fla., March 8 – (INS) – Funeral arrangements were incomplete today for Mrs. Edmund Ball, wife of a Muncie, Ind., industrialist, who died yesterday at a Fort Myers hospital as the result of injuries sustained in a motor launch explosion.

Relatives of Mrs. Ball have arrived to make arrangements to return her remains to Muncie.

Ball, president of the Ball Brothers glass jar manufacturing company, is still in serious condition as a result of the blast which shattered the fishing vessel in which the Balls and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Applegate, also of Muncie, had taken off for a holiday cruise in the gulf.

Mrs. Applegate was killed instantly by the explosion.

Applegate and Elmo Santini, captain of the ill-fated boat, are hospitalized along with Ball. All three men are expected to recover.

Authorities said the explosion apparently was caused by a leaky gasoline line.

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home In Union City

Thomas L. Hart, 88-year-old retired farmer, died Monday at 8 p. m. at his residence, 601 East Main street, Union City, following a two month illness. He was in a serious condition for two weeks.

A life-long resident of the Union City community, he was born in Jackson, Ohio, township on March 3, 1861, the son of Peter and Rebecca (Wenrick) Hart and received his education in the Jackson township schools. He was married to Maude Corle on February 16, 1909 near Union City and in 1942 they moved from Jackson township to Union City. He was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren.

Besides the wife he leaves two sons, Archie Hart of Detroit, Mich., and Ernest Hart of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Wagner of Union City, route three; one step-daughter, , Mrs. W. R. Paulin, Union City, route three; one step-son, Forrest Hufford of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Hufford of Richmond, and Mrs. William Conrad of Union City; one brother, Albert Hart of Union City.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. James M. Moore will be in charge assisted by Rev. G. D. Berkebile. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. today until Wednesday afternoon at which time the body will be removed to the residence.

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

Prominent Greenville Businessman Dies

Louis Holzapfel, 81, prominent Greenville businessman, died Monday at Wayne hospital in the neighboring city from the effects of a heart attack he suffered early Sunday evening.

Mr. Holzapfel founded the Canco Products company in Greenville in 1912 and actively served as president of the firm, which manufactures and distributes school and sanitary supplies, during the intervening years.

Survivors include three sons, Louis, jr., Fred and Herb, all of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Lammers, also of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Holzapfel residence, 617 Chestnut street, Greenville. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Father Of Winchester Factory Personnel Manager Is Buried

Dunkirk, Ind., March 8 – Charles K. Field, 56, purchasing agent for the Armstrong Cork company plant in Dunkirk, died of a heart attack at his home on East Commerce street Saturday.

He was a member of the First Methodist church at Dunkirk and also of the Dunkirk Masons and the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; a son, Charles K. Field, jr., of Winchester; two brothers, Donald of Milwaukee, and Kenneth of Hartford City; three sisters, Miss Eula Field and Mrs. Georgia Miller, both of Dunkirk, and Mrs. Fay Hinshaw, of Muncie, and two grandchildren.

Private funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. D. K. Finch, of the First Methodist church.

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

Grace V. Hough, Former Resident Dies Tuesday

Miss Grace Vance Hough, 67, a former resident of Union City, died Tuesday at 5 p. m. at a hospital in Logansport, Ind., following a five-year illness. She was in a serious condition for the last year.

A native of Hamilton, Ohio, she was born on July 25, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hough. At an early age she came with her parents to Union City and received her education in West Side school. For several years she was employed as a clerk in the R. Kirshbaum company and the old Wolf's clothing store on North Columbia street.

In 1923, Miss Hough made her residence in California. She returned to Indiana and made her home with a niece, Mrs. James Bactcheldor, in Monticello during 1944.

She was a former member of the Research club and Presbyterian church in Union City.

The only survivors are the niece, Mrs. Bactcheldor; a great-niece, Mrs. Robert Carter, and a great-nephew, Robert White, of Monticello.

The body has been returned to Union City and taken to the Brooks and Sons funeral home.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the funeral home, in charge of Rev. O. J. McMullen. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Pvt. Chester Wills

Greenville – Services were held in Greenville Wednesday for Pvt. Chester L. Wills, 46, of this city, who was killed in a jeep accident at Tunisia in North Africa on April 11, 1944. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: son, Lloyd, of Dayton; six brothers, Carl, Edgar, Herbert, Glen and Lewis, all of Greenville, and Raymond, of Covington, and three sisters, Hazel Wills, Greenville, and Mrs. John Olwine and Mrs. Harry Christian, both of Dayton.

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

Darke County Death – James Mancin

Greenville – James A. Mancin, 54, owner of an apartment house at 315 West Water street, died there Sunday after a two-year illness. Survivors: wife, Olive, and two stepchildren, J. W. Beasecker and Caroline Beasecker, both of Greenville. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Ida Mae [Prugh] Eller

Arcanum – Services were held Wednesday afternoon in Arcanum for Mrs. Ida Mae Eller, 85, who died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Metzgar, in this village. Burial: Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

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

Darke County Death – Evelyn Stutz

Pitsburg – Miss Evelyn Irene Stutz, 26, of Pitsburg, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville on Sunday following a lingering illness from heart trouble. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stutz, sr., Pitsburg, two brothers and four sisters. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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

Death Claims Alice Harmeson At Farm Home

Mrs. Alice Harmeson, 82, widow of Alonzo Harmeson, passed away at 9:45 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Murray Pouder, one mile south of Union City on route 5, following a two weeks' illness.

Born in Wayne county of December 22, 1866, Mrs. Harmeson was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Croll-Latshaw. Following her education in the Wayne county schools, she was married to Mr. Harmeson near Anderson, Ind. on January 2, 1887. He preceded her in death in December of 1947.

Mrs. Harmeson had resided in the Union City community for the last 45 years and was a member of the Harrisville Congregational Christian church.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by two sons, Orville Harmeson of Rossburg route 1, and Bevon of Union City route 5; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one brother, D. W. S. Latshaw of Shelbyville, Ind.

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

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Harrisville church. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

[Survivors corrected from an Obituary published March 23, 1949.]

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

Darke County Death – Mary O. Driver

Greenville – Mary O. Driver, 86, died suddenly Monday of a heart attack while visiting relatives in Columbus, O. She was the widow of Dervin Driver and resided near Red River, southeast of Gettysburg. Services: Red River Church of the Brethren, Thursday. Burial: Pleasant Hill cemetery.

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

Return Body Of Union City Army Veteran

The body of Pvt. Alven J. Pearson, 19-year-old Union City army veteran is included among the remains of 6,785 American servicemen being returned from temporary military cemeteries in Europe for burial in this country. The bodies are aboard the U. S. army transport Barney Kirschbaum.

Pvt. Pearson, son of Alvin Pearson, who resides at 108½ Washington avenue, Greenville, was killed in action in Germany on March 5, 1945.

He was born in Anderson on June 10, 1925, and had resided in the Union City community since the age of five. He attended the Jackson, Ohio, township and East Side schools and was employed at Bailey Products before entering the service on March 5, 1944.

Pvt. Pearson received his basic training at Camp Maxey, Texas, and advanced training at Fort Jackson, S. C. He then was sent overseas and saw action in France.

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

Publisher Of Greenville Daily Advocate Dies

William A. Browne, jr., 76, editor and publisher of the Greenville Daily Advocate at Greenville, Ohio, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at Raymondville, Texas, where he had been vacationing for the past three weeks.

His wife, Winifred, who was at his side, informed relatives in Greenville that death came in his sleep. It was attributed to heart trouble from which he had suffered for several years.

Mr. Browne, the dean of western Ohio's country editors, began his active newspaper work when only 16 years old. Following the death of his father in 1926, he stepped into his shoes' and as editor and publisher of the Daily Advocate.

Besides the wife he leaves two sons, William A. Browne, III, advertising manager of the Advocate, and Dr. Westbrook Browne, also of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Hench, and Mrs. Ralph Birt, both of Greenville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Walter E. Browne, Greenville, who is business manager of the Advocate.

The body will arrive in Greenville Saturday afternoon and will be taken to the residence, 350 West Fourth street, where friends may call after 9 a. m. Sunday.

Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the residence with Rev. James Griffes, pastor of the Greenville Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

Lifelong County Resident Dies; Rites Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Union church for Miss Mae Thornburg, 46, of Farmland, who died at the Randolph County hospital Thursday following a lingering illness.

Rev. George Addington and Rev. Robert Morris will officiate and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

A lifelong resident of the Parker community Miss Thornburg was the daughter of Columbus Lincoln and Deliah Thornburg.

She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Marion Hubbard of southeast of Farmland, Mrs. Herman Parker of Union City, Mrs. Gail Wright of Santa Rosa, Cal., and Mrs. Dorothy Hutchens of West Plains, Mo.

The body has been removed to the Hubbard home near Farmland where friends may call.

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

Ethel Smiley Dies Today In Union City

Mrs. Ethel M. Smiley, 50, wife of Chauncey Smiley, died at 9:45 a. m. today at the family home, 234 North Union street, in Union City, from the effects of a stroke suffered June 12, 1948. She had been in failing health for the last two years.

Born on August 7, 1898 in Ward township, she was the daughter of John A. and Anna (McCurdy) Stewart. She attended school in Saratoga and was married to Mr. Smiley on February 27, 1917.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Robert, at home; one daughter, Dona J., at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stewart of Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Rinehart and Mrs. Wade Wallace, both of Dayton, Ohio; four brothers, Clarence Stewart of Sturgis, Mich., Alva of Union City, Orla of Ridgeville, and Ralph of New Pittsburg.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Williamson funeral home in Portland where friends may call after 6 p. m. Sunday.

[Funeral services were held at the Union City Church of the Brethren on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in New Lisbon cemetery.]

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

Former Modoc Resident Dies In Florida

David H. Kent, 75, former Wayne county commissioner and later a farmer near Modoc, passed away Thursday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla.

Surviving are the widow Leora; one son, Ira, and two grandsons, David and Arlene Kent of Modoc.

The body will arrive in Richmond at 11:45 p. m. Sunday and will be taken to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc where Rev. C. O. Wiley will conduct services Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the Centerville cemetery.

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

Indianapolis Truck Driver Dies After Trip To Glass Factory

Funeral services for a Coffin Trucking company truck driver, stricken Thursday while making a routine trip to the Anchor Hocking glass factory in Winchester, will be held in Indianapolis.

The victim was Herbert Jenkins, 35, of Indianapolis, who collapsed just outside the watchman's gate at the glass factory around 7 a. m. Thursday.

Jenkins had driven his semi-trailer truck from Indianapolis with a load of cardboard cartons for the factory. He stepped out of his cab at the watchman's gate and fell to the ground. He was taken into the first aid room at the factory where two nurses attended him.

Dr. R. B. Engle was called and had the man removed to the Randolph County hospital, where he died a few hour later. Dr. Engle said death was from uremia.

The body was taken to the G. H. Herman mortuary in Indianapolis Thursday night in the Maynard and Walker coach.

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

Mother of Local Resident Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at Connersville, Ind., for Mrs. Mary Terry, 61, wife of Burney Terry, who died Saturday at her home in that city. Burial was in the Dale cemetery, at Connersville. Other survivors include a son, Joseph E. Terry, who resides in Union City.

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

Darke County Death – Louise Wilhelm

Arcanum – Mrs. Louise Wilhelm, 89, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ola Burke, one mile southwest of Arcanum after a four weeks' illness. Services: Verona EUB church, Sunday. Burial: Lewisburg cemetery.

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

Return Body Of Howard Canada From Pacific

The body of Chief Fire Controlman Howard Everett Canada, 24, killed in action in he Pacific war theater in 1945, will arrive in Winchester Tuesday morning, March 15.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Fountain Park cemetery with Rev. Herbert Boase of Chester, Officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Randolph County navy club and the American Legion.

Canada entered the navy in 1938 and received advanced fire control training in Washington, D. C.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosalie Diane; five brothers, Leo, Merl and Clarence, all of Winchester, Oliver of West Allison, Wis., and Harold of East St. Louis, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Irene Roza of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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

Last Rites Thursday For Lt. J. R. Clark

Funeral services for Lt. James R. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Clark of Winchester, will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Thursday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester, with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating and Rev. Peter M. Macko assisting. The Winchester American Legion post will conduct military honors.

The family requests friends to attend the services rather than call at the funeral home.

Lt. Clark was killed on June 21, 1945 on Ie Shima, a Pacific island, when his plane, overloaded with gasoline, failed to become airbourne and crashed into a bulldozer on the air strip and burned.

He was born in Winchester on October 4, 1921 and was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1941, excelling in athletics and oratory. He attended Indiana university for four semesters as a pre-medical student, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Pershing's Rifles.

Passing the aviation cadet examination at Lafayette, he was called to service February 19, 1943 and received his pilot's wings at Spence Field, Moultrie, Ga. May 23, 1944.

While taking advanced training at Richmond air base, Richmond, Va., he married Miss Mary Jane Gray, daughter of Mrs. Thomas George Gray of Richmond. Six weeks after his death his little daughter, Jane Robert was born.

Lt. Clark left for overseas December 19, 1944. He became a member of the 318th fighter group, seventh air force, and was sent to Saipan, where he flew a P-47 N Thunderbolt, a long range fighter-bomber and had four eight missions to his credit; most of them long range missions over Japan. His group assisted in the capture of Iwo Jima, Ie Shima and Okinawa.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star, for unusual bravery in combat and for volunteering for dangerous missions.

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

Rufus R. Macy, 72, Former County Commissioner, Dies At Winchester

Rufus R. Macy, 72, former Randolph county commissioner and a retired farmer, passed away at 1:30 a. m. Tuesday at his home 502 South Meridian street, Winchester. He had suffered from a heart condition for several years and had been seriously ill for the past two weeks.

After having operated a grocery business, later a hardware store and a large farm, over a period of a number of years, Mr. Macy was elected to his first public office as county commissioner in 1932.

Mr. Macy spent his entire lifetime in Randolph county. He was born on a farm five miles south of Union City, December 23, 1876, the son of Jacob and Mary (Shreeves) Macy.

Received his common school education at the Macy school located near his parents' home and later attended Richmond business college. Shortly after completing his business training he engaged in the grocery business at Bartonia, operating the store there for 15 years.

After disposing of the store at Bartonia he entered the hardware business in Spartanburg, remaining there for seven years, moving to a farm seven miles east of Winchester on the Greenville road.

He was elected to the office of county commissioner from the eastern district in 1932, the term expiring December 31, 1938.

Survivors include the widow, Lillian (Kennon) Macy; two sons, John of near Winchester, and William of Laurel, Miss.; Three grandchildren; and three brothers, Henry of near Spartanburg, L. D. of California and Elwood of near Greenville, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester pending completion of funeral arrangements.

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

Darke County Death – Glen Shultz

Greenville – A heart attack attributed to over-exertion from shoveling snow caused the sudden death of Glen Shultz, 56, Friday at his home on Greenville, route one. The Shultz residence adjoins a drive-in theatre, two miles southwest of Greenville, which Shultz and a brother, Lester, had operated since 1947. Survivors: wife, Opal; two brothers, Lester and Foster, both of here, and two sister, Mrs. Jessie Riegle and Mrs. Gladys Rose, both of this city. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – August Ehlers

Versailles – August H. Ehlers, 83, retired Darke county farmer, died Monday at his home here following a heart attack. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Ora Wiley

Baffetsvillle – Ora F. Wiley, 61, a barber here, died Sunday in Grandview hospital, Dayton. Services: Tuesday, New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Lt. Donald Eskey

Gettysburg – Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller Brothers funeral home for Second Lt. Donald Eskey, 20, who was killed in aerial action over Korea on July 30, 1945. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Eskey, Columbus, formerly of Gettysburg. Burial will be in the cemetery here.

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

Darke County Death – Grace Neiswonger

Greenville – Mrs. Grace Neiswonger, 72, of Gray avenue, died of a heart attack Saturday night in Sarasota, Fla., where he had been vacationing. She was the widow of James Neiswonger, local building contractor. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m. Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Friends: at funeral home.

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

Darke County Death – Rodney Newbauer

Greenville – Services were held in Greenville Tuesday for Rodney Newbauer, 10 years old, formerly of Greenville, who lost his life in an apartment home blaze last Friday night at Minneapolis. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Marcella Short.

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

John D. Best Dies At Home Near Winchester

John D. Best, 89, a retired farmer, passed away Sunday at his home south of Winchester. He had resided in Randolph county for thirty years.

Surviving are three stepdaughters, Mrs. Fred Davis of Florida, Mrs. Earl Heston of Ridgeville, and Mrs. John Macy of Winchester; two stepsons, Fred Ward of Muncie, and Glen Ward of Peoria, Ill., and a half brother, Charles Markley of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. G. M. Payne, of Winchester, officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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

Mrs. David Kent Dies In South Three Days After Death Of Her Husband

Mrs. David H. Kent is with her husband in death today. Her death in the St. Cloud, Fla. Hospital Sunday afternoon followed by three days the passing of her husband at their St. Cloud home last Thursday.

Last rites for Mr. Kent were to have been held Tuesday, but due to Mrs. Kent's death the services have been changed.

Double rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc with Rev. C. O. Wirey officiating. Interment will be in Crown Point cemetery at Connersville.

Surviving are one son, Ira, and two grandsons, David and Arlene Kent, of Modoc. Mrs. Kent also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Winnie Guy, of Columbus, Ohio.

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

Former Resident Dies At Home In Connersville

Mrs. Maude Mosier, 78, former resident of Winchester, passed away at 6:30 a. m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Orin Crandell of Connersville.

Surviving in addition to the daughter, are three brothers, J. O. Burgess of Hartford City, C. L. Burgess of Vicksburg, Mich., and Herbert Burgess of Centerville, Mich.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. Ben Deeren of Connersville.

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

James M. McCamish Is Dead; Was 87 Years Old

James W. McCamish, until a few weeks ago owner of the J. W. McCamish company – maker of burial slippers – died at 11 a. m. Monday at his home, 327 East Franklin street, Winchester. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mr. McCamish, who had been in ill health for several years, was 87 years old.

He was born December 27, 1861 near Ridgeville and had been a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

His business was bought recently by Norman Coats.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence in charge of Rev. Robert Fribley, pastor of the Winchester Methodist church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Maynard and Walker funeral home to the residence where friends may call only between the hours of 3 and 5 and 7 and 9 p. m. Wednesday.

Surviving are the widow, Ida Kitselman; a daughter-in-law, Cordelia McCamish; a granddaughter, Janice Jerling of Mooreland, Okla., and a great-grandson.

A daughter, Edna, died in 1918 and a son, Carl, died in 1926.

Mr. McCamish was the son of William and Margaret Gray McCamish.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Methodist church and had served as treasurer of the board of Fountain Park cemetery, resigning just this year.

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

Former Resident Of Lima Dies At U. C. Home

Mrs. Laura V. Baumgardner, 85, a former resident of Lima, Ohio, died Tuesday at 3:20 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray Bupt, 602 North Columbia street, Union City, following a two-year illness from senility. She was in a serious condition for the last week.

Born June 29, 1863 in Wapakoneta, O., she was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Breger-Craig. In 1893 she was married to Dorse G. Baumgardner whose death occurred in 1922. She had spent most of her live in Allen county, near Lima, and made her home with the daughter in Union City three months ago. Mrs. Baumgardner was a member of the Ben Hur lodge at Lima.

Besides the daughter, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. H.G. Archer and Mrs. John Campbell, both of Lima; two sons, Stewart, Lakeview, O., and Maurice D., of Toledo; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one brother, William Craig, Bowerston, O. One son, Edwin, and a daughter, Cora, are deceased.

Tentative services are planned Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Sowers funeral home in Lima, with burial in the cemetery at Defiance, O. The body will be removed from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the Sowers mortuary on Wednesday afternoon.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial was in Defiance, Ohio.]

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

Harriet Smith Dies At Home In Winchester

Mrs. Harriet Smith, 82, passed away at her home, 647 North Meridian street, Winchester, at 10:40 p. m. Monday following an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Jacob Smith.

The last of a family of ten children, she was born in Jay county, near Portland, on April 6, 1866, the daughter of Wesley and Lydia Jones. The family moved from Portland to Winchester in 1916.

Survivors include one son, Harry of Piqua, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 1 p. m. Thursday. Interment will be in Green Park cemetery in Portland.

The body will be removed from the Baird funeral home in Portland to the residence where friends may call Wednesday morning.

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

Police Seek Cause Of Wreck Which Killed Three. Failure To See Gates, Or Ice, Theorized; Fourth Critically Hurt.

Cause of the Wednesday night Winchester train-automobile accident which took the lives of three young men and may claim a fourth, probably never will be known.

Winchester police today, in the absence of accurate knowledge, were considering two theories: 1 – that the driver of the car did not see the Big Four gates, or 2 – that the machine skidded on the icy street and smashed through the gates into the path of the fast westbound freight.

The dead: Max V. Huffman, 20 – Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huffman, Winchester route 2.

Glenn E. Miller, 19 – Son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Miller, north of Farmland.

Jack Harless, 21, - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harless of three miles north of Farmland.

Critically injured: Billy Reed, 20 – Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed of near Ridgeville. His injuries include a possible skull fracture, broken left leg and scalp cuts.

The bodies of Harless and Miller were taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester and removed Thursday morning to the Thornburg mortuary at Farmland.

Both were dead when removed from the completely demolished car, a Plymouth tudor.

Huffman and Reed were taken to the Randolph County hospital in the Fraze and Diggs ambulance. Huffman dying shortly after arrival. His body also was removed Thursday to Thornburg's at Farmland.

Deaths of all three were attributed to fractured skulls and various other fractures.

The accident occurred about 8:30 p. m. at the Main street crossing.

From the disposition of the bodies in the automobile, police presume that young Huffman was driving.

The southbound Plymouth smashed through lowered New York Central railroad gates directly into the path of a fast westbound freight, which ground the automobile with it for two blocks, to a spot a few feet west of the Jackson street crossing.

Parts of the machine were scattered along the right-of-way from Meridian to Jackson streets. The tip of one protecting gate was broken off by the impact.

Engineer of the train was B. M. Errett of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and the conductor was H. Ferguson of Indianapolis. Errett told police the freight was moving at between 40 and 50 miles an hour.

None of the occupants of the auto were thrown out and trainmen and police worked for some time to extricate the bodies from the crushed vehicle. There was considerable difficulty, also, in establishing identity of the victims.

Police were investigating the report that the foursome had been at the skating rink in north Winchester and were returning to the business district.

The accident was the worst in Winchester since December 14, 1945 when three men were killed at the North Meridian street crossing, just a block to the west of where Wednesday night's tragedy occurred. Killed in that accident were Elmer and Clell Roberts and S. S. Stevens.

Investigating, other than police, were Sheriff Cliff Hines and Dr. W. S. Dininger, deputy coroner.

Looking over the scene Thursday morning, a wheel and large sections of the Huffman car were found at Meridian street and another wheel was leaning against a telephone pole just east of West street, placed there Wednesday night by one of the huge crowd attracted to the scene.

The wrecked car drew additional onlookers Thursday morning. It had not been moved from its spot just across the street from the Winchester stockyards office.

Max V. Huffman – Funeral services for Max V. Huffman, 20, will e conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Olive Branch church in charge of Rev. George Addington. Place of burial has not been decided.

The body will be removed Friday from the Thornburg funeral home to the Huffman residence on Winchester route 2, seven miles northeast of Winchester. The casket will be opened.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Huffman; three sisters, Mrs. Donald Hiatt of Ridgeville route 1, Anna Lee and Carolyn Joyce, and two brother, Dale Arthur and Jerry Lowell, all at home.

Glenn E. Miller – Last rites for Glenn E. Miller, 19, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Farmland Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Calvin C. Wheeldon, assisted by Rev. Dee Henderson. Burial will be at Fairmount.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home Friday morning.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Miller, north of Farmland, and three sisters, Mrs. Wilfred Drake of Shelbyville, Mrs. John Faulkner of Farmland and Roberta at home. < p>

From Friday newspaper – Jack Harless – Funeral services for Jack Harless will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Friends church in Farmland in charge of Rev. John Randolph. The body will be removed from the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland to the home where friends may call after 3 p. m. today.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harless; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Wendell of Farmland and Mrs. John Davis, Jr., of Muncie; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shull, of Muncie; and the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dunham, of Camden, O.

[See April 4th newspaper - 4th victim, Billie Reed, dies.]

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

Brother Of Local Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Lura Wick, of Union City, is mourning the death of a brother, Charles E. Redman, 76, well-known Darke county farmer, which occurred Thursday at his home one mile east of Bear's Mill, located near Greenville, following a two-year illness.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the C. J. Miller residence, 238 East Fourth street, Greenville, with burial at Abbottsville. Friends may call at the Miller residence.

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

John H. Cupp, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

John Henry Cupp, 87-year-old retired farmer, died at 12:10 a. m. Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Minnich, 117 Chestnut street, Union City, following a several months serious illness from complications due to infirmities of old age. He had been in failing health for the past several years.

A native of Lima, O, he was born on December 8, 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Cupp. At an early age he moved with his parents to Wabash county, Ind. He received his education in Wabash county schools and in 1881 at North Manchester was married to Mary Ellen Miller who died several years ago.

Mr. Cupp was active in farming pursuits in Wabash county until 1931 when he retired and made his home with the daughter in Union City. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Besides the daughter, his only immediate survivors include four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Three sons are deceased, and he was the last survivor of a family of ten children.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 10 a. m. Saturday.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren in West Manchester, Ind. Rev. D. G. Berkebile will be in charge, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Retired Farmer Dies At Home In North Salem

William H. Woten, 83-year-old retired farmer, died late Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Spencer, at North Salem following a lingering illness.

Mr. Woten had resided north of Union City in the North Salem community all of his life with the exception of a few years spent in Parker.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Spencer, at whose home he died; Mrs. Herbert Van Mare, of Parker, and Mrs. David Mott, Muncie; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, J. W. Woten, Eldon, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Ed Hardesty, Jola, Kans.

The body has been removed to the Van Matre residence in Parker where friends may call.

Final rites will be conducted in the Perry mortuary at Parker on Sunday at 2 p. m. Interment will be made in Union cemetery near Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 19, 1949

Death Claims Farm Resident Near Coletown

Mrs. Forest L. Williams, 56, wife of Harry Williams, died Friday at her residence, one and one-half miles northwest of Coletown, after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Illinois, had spent most of her life in Darke county. She had resided in the Coletown vicinity for the past five years, moving there from near Sharpeye, located southeast of Union City.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Robert Woodbury, route four, Greenville; a son, Dale, at home; one grandchild, and a brother, Otto L. Cease, Cincinnati.

She was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren, four miles southeast of Union City, where services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (EST).

Rev. James M. Moore will officiate, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

The body is at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, March 19, 1949

Farmland Man Is Found Dead; Rites Sunday

Final rites for Jacob S. Gilpin, retired farmer who was found dead at his home in Farmland Thursday night, will be conducted at 10:45 a. m. Sunday at the Farmland Methodist church, in charge of Rev. Henry T. Miller. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Brooks and Miss Opal Gilpin, both of Farmland; two sons, True of Union City, and Ralph of Gary, and two sisters, Mrs. George Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Susan Dunlap of Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Friends may call at the residence.

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

Death Claims Hazel E. Cox; Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Hazel Ellen Cox, 58, wife of Ollie Cox, died Sunday at 12:30 p. m. at her residence, 201 Sycamore street, Union City, following a 12 weeks' serious illness from a complication of diseases.

Born June 12, 1890, Mrs. Cox had resided her entire life in the house where death occurred. She was a daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Adeline Franklin-Jennings and attended the Union City East Side school. Following her education she was married to Mr. Cox at Campbell, Ky.

Besides the husband, she leaves one son, Everett J. Cox, two daughters; Mrs. Mird Wilson and Mrs. George Ralston, all of Union City; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dora Gard, and a brother, Ollie Jennings, also of Union City.

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

Last rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home in charge of Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer. Interment will be made in Cherry Grove cemetery near Lynn.

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

Former New Weston Resident Is Dead

Services were held this afternoon at Troy, Ohio, for James D. Ross, 81, a former resident of New Weston, whose death occurred Saturday at Stouder Memorial hospital in Troy following a heart attack. Burial was in Riverside cemetery in that city.

Ross was employed as a carpenter most of his life, once working as millwright at Hobart Manufacturing company in Troy. He moved to Troy from New Weston in 1909.

Surviving are five children, 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers and a sister.

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

Darke County Death – Ellen Farrand

North Star 0 Mrs. Ellen Marie Farrand, 48, who lived one and one-half miles southwest of North Star, died Friday at Gibbons hospital in Celina. She had recently undergone a major operation. Services: Monday at the residence. Burial: West Liberty, O. Survivors: Husband, Ross; four sons, one daughter and a step-daughter.

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

Darke County Death – David T. Manning

Webster – Nearly 100 next of kin, extending down through three generations, are mourning the sudden death of David T. Manning, 81, a retired farmer which occurred Friday at his home one mile east of Webster. Services: Monday, Versailles. Burial: Highland cemetery, Covington.

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

Ira Thompson Dies; Was Related Locally

Ira J. Thompson, 79, a retired painter, died Monday. He resided at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Woodruff, Fountain City, route one.

Besides the daughter, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. John Pierson, Union City, route three; a son, Joseph L. Thompson, Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Volmer, Sandusky, O., and Mrs. Willis Fields, Winchester.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Woodruff residence with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in New Garden cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Teegarden Burial For Widow Of Ansonia Doctor

Services have been arranged for Mrs. Emma D. Poling, 75, widow of Dr. J. P. Poling, Ansonia physician, who died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Hile, in Greenville. Death followed a two-month illness from heart trouble.

The services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia with Rev. A. J. Winkle officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Poling was a graduate of the old Lebanon Normal school and years ago served as a teacher at Woodington, located southeast of Union City. She had spent the major part of her life in Ansonia but resided with the daughter in Greenville since the death of her husband in 1945.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hile, Greenville, and Mrs. Beatrice Houlton, Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ed Drill, Greenville, rural route, and a brother, Lowell Shives, also of near Greenville.

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

Darke County Death – James Rannel

Versailles – Services were held Tuesday in Versailles for James Rannel, 72, of near here, who died Saturday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery here. Mr. Rannel, a retired farmer, leaves one son and a brother.

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

Darke County Death – Grace Varner

Versailles – Mrs. Grace Ann (Beal) Varner, 63, dropped dead Saturday in her home here shortly after a fire had broken out on the roof of the residence. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, here. Survivors: husband, George, four sons, six grandchildren, and a brother, all of Versailles.

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

Rites Tuesday At Farmland For Merle Bashia

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Farmland Methodist church for Mrs. Merle E. Bashia, 67, widow of James L. Bashia, who passed away at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at a nursing home near Farmland, after a lingering illness. Rev. E. E. Franklin and Rev. H. T. Miller officiated and interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Bashia was a member of the Farmland Methodist church, the Order of Eastern Star and a charter member of the Farmland Thursday afternoon club.

Survivors are two sons, Max T. of Winchester, and James W. of Farmland; a sister, Mrs. John Rinard of near Farmland; two brothers, Myron Thornburg of Berea, Ohio, and Hovey Thornburg of Farmland, and three grandchildren.

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

Ex-Union City Resident Dies; Rites Friday

Edward P. Wallace, 66, retired merchant and former Union City resident, died Wednesday at his home in Bicknell, Ind. From the effects of a stroke. He had been seriously ill for the past several months.

A native of Union City, he was born on May 20, 1882, the son of Patrick and Catherine Wallace. Following his education he was married to Ida McClure, whose death occurred in 1947. He had made his home in Bicknell for the past several years and was a member of the St. Philip Meri Catholic church in that city.

Survivors include to sisters, Mrs. Nell Caron, Rushville, Ind. And Mrs. Mary Greraghty, of Spokane, Wash.

Funeral rites will be held Friday at 9 a. m. at the Catholic church in Bicknell. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the St. Mary's church cemetery northwest of Union City. Burial arrangements are in charge of Fraze funeral home.

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

Clara J. Boyer Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Miss Clara Jane Boyer, 70, died Wednesday at 5 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a two year serious illness. She resided at the home of a brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Friesner, 314 North Walnut street, Union City.

Born on August 31, 1878 in Darke county, she was the daughter of George and Sara Beery-Boyer. She received her education in Jackson, Ohio, township schools and had resided her entire life in the Union City community with the exception of 17 years spent in Dayton. Miss Boyer was a member of the Euclid Avenue Evangelical United Brethren church at Dayton

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Friesner, at whose home she died, and Mrs. W. I. Underwood, Cincinnati, and one brother, Frank Boyer, of Union City. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. O. A. Boyer, Union City, and Mrs. Ben Boyer, Mt. Zion, Ill.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call after Friday noon.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. A brother-in-law, Rev. W. I. Underwood, will be in charge, assisted by Rev. R. B. Ditmyer. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Lewis Coudding

Versailles – Services were held Wednesday for Lewis Coudding, 77, Versailles, who died Sunday following a short illness. Burial: Versailles. Survivors: one brother and three sisters.

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

Darke County Death – Lova L. Younce

Bradford – Mrs. Lova L. Younce, 63, of East Main street, died Monday at Piqua hospital where she had been taken Sunday after being stricken ill at her home. Death was attributed to acute indigestion. Services: Thursday, Here. Burial: Covington cemetery. Survivors include a husband Ed Younce.

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

Death Claims Malinda Pratt; Rites Thursday

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the New Pittsburg Reformed church for Mrs. Malinda Pratt, 86, widow of James Pratt, who died Tuesday at the home of her son, Webster, six miles east of Ridgeville, following a lingering illness. Rev. A. Perry will officiate and burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Saratoga.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lulu Runkle of Union City; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Myrtle Sipe of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. William Croyle of New Pittsburg; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Martin J. Lee Dies At Portland Hospital at 71

Martin J. Lee, 71, of Redkey, passed away early Friday morning at the Jay County hospital in Portland, from complications resulting from major surgery Thursday. He had been in ill health for the last two months.

Mr. Lee was a retired baker. He was born in Jay county on May 22, 1877, the son of William and Nancy (Isenhart) Lee. On April 12, 1899, he was married to Leona Belle Thornburg, who preceded him in death on October 8, 1935. On October 22, 1938 he married Fern Cole, who survives.

Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Berghorn and Mrs. Juanita Greig, both of Fort Wayne; one son, Arthur E. of Ridgeville; three stepsons, Harry and Elliott Cole of LaPorte; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Lee of Salamonia, and Theodore Lee of Green township, and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Tarpening of Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel Imes of near Redkey.

The son, Arthur, is employed in the advertising department of the Winchester News and Journal-Herald.

The deceased was a member of the Redkey Masonic lodge and Methodist church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Redkey Methodist church with Rev. Clarence Cook in charge. Interment will be in the Salamonia cemetery.

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

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

Brown Services Will Be Sunday

Final rites for Edgar A. Brown, 79, who died Thursday at his home on West Division street, Union City, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Noel Newlin will officiate, with interment in the Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles, O. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[Obituary published April 7th. - Edgar A. Brown 79, of R. R. 1, Union City, Indiana, died at 6:00 o'clock Thursday morning March 24, after several weeks illness. He was a retired operator of the New York Central Railroad.

Born in Kosta, Iowa on September 23, 1869 to William B. and Amanda Elliott Brown, he moved with his family to Versailles, Ohio, when he was a year old. He attended the Versailles public school. Before he was eighteen he began working for the Big Four, first at the depot and later at the tower in East Versailles.

On May 2, 1898, he was united in marriage to Ellen Williams, who survives with the following children: E. Gale, Paul and Robert of Union City, Indiana; Thomas, Crown Point, New Mexico; Mrs. Morris (June) Kreider, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Trittschuh, Versailles, O.; Mrs. J. William (Marjorie) Lytle, Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Moss, Wabash, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. J. C. (Malissa) Collins, Nashville, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Ed, as he was known to his friends, worked at the Versailles tower until it closed in November, 1930. During these years he taught many young men to be telegraphers and operators. He was also known to the older residents of Versailles as a talented pianist.

In November, 1930, he moved with his family to Union City where he continued to work for the railroad until he retired in November, 1937, after 50 years service.

Funeral services were conducted at Brooks and Sons funeral home at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 27, the Reverend Neal Newlin officiating. Interment was made in Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles.]

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

Darke County Death – Edward Smith

Bradford – Edward Smith, 69, died suddenly Wednesday at his home here following a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Mildred, one son and three daughters. Services: Friday, Bradford. Burial: here.

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

Darke County Death – Alfred H. Strait

Osgood – Alfred Henry (Ralph) Strait, 60, residing one mile north of Osgood, died Tuesday at Gibbons hospital, Celina, from the effects of a stroke. He was a member of the New Weston Methodist church. Survivors: brother, Charles, New Weston, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Dalmert, Covington, route two. Services: Friday, Ansonia. Burial: Shook's Chapel cemetery.

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

R. C. Botkin Dies At Home Near Farmland

Raymond C. Botkin, 62, passed away in the night Thursday at his home, six miles southeast of Farmland.

Survivors include two brothers, V. V. Botkin and F. L. Botkin, both of Muncie, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hanes of Farmland, and Mrs. Troy Pegg of Indianapolis.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Buena Vista church with Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

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

Trent J. May Flees Shooting; Takes own life

A 49-year-old widow was in serious condition in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, from a gunshot wound inflicted by Trent J. May, who a few hours later committed suicide near his brother's farm near Ridgeville.

The woman is Mrs. Blanche Mountz, who, according to Fort Wayne reports, was felled by a shotgun blast while fixing the furnace at her home, 2723 Pittsburgh street, Fort Wayne, about 8 p. m. Saturday.

Lutheran hospital reported at noon today that the condition of Mrs. Mountz was “very serious.”

May, who fled from Fort Wayne soon after poking the barrel of a .20-gauge shotgun through a basement window and shooting Mrs. Mountz, also lived in Fort Wayne, at 902 West Creighton avenue.

May was found at 6 a. m. Sunday shot to death in the front seat of his car near the home of a brother, Paul, two and one-half miles west of Ridgeville on state road 28.

The shotgun was found on the seat beside his body, according to Coroner Painter, who said that May's powder-burned hands grasped the weapon and that a verdict of suicide would be returned.

Sheriff Hines, Deputy Jennings and Coroner Painter joined in detailing the following chain of events which led to the finding of May's body:

About 10:30 o'clock, Saturday night, May arrived at the home of his brother, Paul.

They said that May told his brother he had just “shot a girl” and that he planned to “take care of myself.”

Apparently, the officers said, the two men argued for a while with Paul trying to dissuade Trent from any fatal action.

A son-in-law arrived on the scene, and while the son-in-law and Paul took turns engaging Trent's attention at the house, they managed to remove two guns that were in Trent's car, one the fatal shotgun and the other a .22 calibre rifle.

The rifle was hidden by the son-in-law in the hay mow of a barn on the May property, and Paul took the shotgun into the house. Trent then drove away, only to return later to demand the guns when he discovered they were gone.

The investigating officers said Paul told them that Trent had opened a knife and threatened to harm him unless the weapons were returned. Yielding to the threat, Paul gave Trent the guns but advised him that he was going to call the sheriff's office.

Sheriff Hines said he received the call at 1 o'clock Sunday morning and that Paul only told him that he wanted the sheriff to investigate a car that was driving back and forth in front of his house.

The sheriff investigated, but reported he had been unable to find a car being driven suspiciously in the neighborhood.

After investigating the “suspicious car” report and finding nothing, Sheriff Hines said he tried to telephone the Paul May residence from Ridgeville but there was no answer and that he thought the family was asleep The house had been dark when he made his last check into the neighborhood, he said.

May apparently returned to his brother's farm early in the morning and parked his car almost in front of the home on the berm alongside the highway.

The coroner placed the time of death at about 5 a. m. Sunday.

The body was discovered at approximately 6:15 o'clock by Paul May, who, upon rising, saw the car parked near the house and said that he thought that perhaps Trent was in one of the farm buildings.

Paul May said he had not heard the shot, the coroner said, and that apparently no one else had heard it.

Trent May was an employe of the International Harvester company in Fort Wayne.

Survivors of Trent May in addition to the brother, Paul, include the mother, Mrs. Grace May of Muncie, and three daughters, Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Doughty of Randolph county, Mrs. Thelma Jean Madison, of Oakville, and Miss Sara Ann May of Sturgis, Mich.

[Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Meeks funeral home in Muncie. Interment was made in Beech Grove cemetery.]

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

Former Paratrooper Kills Self At Home Near Winchester

Within two hours after talking to his estranged wife, Robert Lee Moore, 29, a former paratrooper with south Pacific duty, had ended his life by shooting himself between the eyes with a .22 calibre rifle.

He was dead when found about 8 a. m. Monday by his father-in-law, Ennis Brenton. The body was discovered in the bedroom of the farm home occupied by Moore, his wife and year and a half old daughter. His family was at the nearby Brenton home, where Moore visited about 6 a. m. after getting off work at the Anchor Hocking glass factory.

The Moores farm the Shierling farm, about four miles northeast of Winchester.

Coroner Lowell W. Painter will return a verdict of suicide.

Sheriff Cliff Hines and Deputy Perry Jennings also investigated. Officers said Moore told his wife, at the Brenton home, that he had “forgotten something” and that he was “going back home.” They stated he reportedly was in good spirits at that time.

Moore had lived in this community about three years, coming here after discharge from military service. Surviving are the wife, Betty Jean (Brenton) Moore, and daughter, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, two brothers and two sisters, all of Arcadia.

The body was taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Funeral arrangement have not been completed.

[Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at Raymond Shaffer mortuary at Arcadia, south of Tipton. Interment location was not given.]

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

Darke County Death – Frank A. Smith

Greenville – Frank A. Smith, 83, retired Greenville plasterer, died Friday at his home here following a lingering illness. Survivors: wife, Goldie, 10 children, 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. Services: Monday, here Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Thomas O. Halley

Greenville – Thomas O. Halley, 79, died Saturday at Wayne hospital following a lingering illness. A retired florist, he had spent most of his life in Dayton. He had resided at the James Hotel here for the last year. Nieces and nephews are the only relatives. Services: Tuesday, 1:30 p. m. (EST), Miller funeral home. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 29, 1949

Local Woman Mourns Death Of Relative

Mrs. Eva Penden of northeast of Union City, is mourning the death of her step-mother, Mrs. Susie Catherine Imel, which occurred Saturday at her home in Monticello, Ill. Mrs. Imel was the widow of Ezra Imel and a former resident of Portland. Graveside services were held this morning at the New Pittsburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 29, 1949

Etta Morris, 76, Dies At Son's Home Near Lynn

Mrs. Etta Morris, 76, widow of the late Milton Morris, died at the home of her son, Hobart Morris, near Lynn, Sunday night at 11 o'clock.

A member of the New Liberty church, she is survived by two sons, Hobart and Keith, both of near Lynn, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Morris will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the New Liberty church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating and Rev. Bernice Serner assisting. Burial will be in the New Liberty cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of the son, Keith.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, March 29, 1949

Graveside Rites Set Tuesday Morning For Infant Carolyn Wood

Carolyn Alice Wood, two-day-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wood, of Winchester, died at noon Sunday at the Randolph County hospital.

Graveside services were conducted at Fountain Park cemetery at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday with Rev. P. M. Macko officiating.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the twin sister, Christina Lillian, and a brother, Peter, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Wood of Fairmount, W. Va., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pepita Lindt of New York City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

John J. Strasser Dies In Hospital; Ill Three Months

John J. Strasser, 69, well-known Winchester businessman, passed away at noon Tuesday at the Randolph County hospital. He had been in ill health for the last three months and had been taken to the hospital last Saturday.

Mr. Strasser was owner and operator of the Randolph Cleaners on West Franklin street. He had operated the business for approximately twenty years, going to Winchester from Union City. He was a native of Piqua, Ohio, and a member of the Masonic lodge.

Survivors include the widow, Louise; one sister, Miss Marjory Strasser of Piqua; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Alton Loomis of South Otselic, New York; one step son, Charles Garcia of Rochester, New York, and four grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday with Rev. Peter M. Meeks officiating. Graveside rites in the Union City cemetery will be conducted by the Masonic lodge. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Birton E. Will Death Occurs In Union City

Birton Edward Will, 76, a retired farmer and real estate salesman, passed away at the Union City hospital Tuesday evening at 9:35 o'clock following a four-week illness caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. He was in a serious condition since last Sunday.

A well-known resident of the Union City community, Mr. Will resided on a farm near the Wayne school building for 35 years before making his home in Union City during 1941. At the time of his death he resided at 126 Franklin street.

He was born on September 1, 1872, in Perry township, Delaware county, Ind., the son of John C. and Mary Keesling-Will. Following his education in Perry township schools he was married to Leora Helm, who died about 48 years ago. Later he was married to Louisa Engel whose death occurred two years ago.

From Perry township he moved to Arkansas, later returning to Delaware county, before making his home near Union City 43 years ago. Mr. Will was a member of the Methodist church at Burlington, Ind.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Harry Whitsel, of Union City; three grandchildren, Joscelyn Will and David and Ivan Whitesell, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Roller, of Muncie.

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

Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Darke County Death – Willis L. Miller

Abbottsville – Willis Leander Miller, 71, died Sunday at his home in Abbottsville following a heart attack. A lifelong resident of Darke county, he had been active in farming pursuits for a half century. Services: Wednesday, Pitsburg Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Darke County Death – Samuel Robbins

Greenville – Services were held Wednesday in Greenville for Samuel E. (Ed) Robbins, 91, who died Saturday at the home of a son, Russell, 321 Gray avenue. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Darke County Death – Harvey Pretzman

Greenville – Harvey D. Pretzman, 76, retired Darke county farmer, died Sunday at the Greenville Sanitarium after a long illness. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, March 30, 1949

Darke County Death – Anna Evans

Bradford – Services were held Tuesday at Bradford for Mrs. Anna Evans, a former resident here, who died Saturday at Cincinnati. Rev. G. E. Weaver and Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiated, with burial in Harris Creek cemetery.

[Believe this name should read Hannah Ellen (Wise) Evans.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

William Buckingham, Former Resident, Is Claimed By Death

William Buckingham, about 75, a former resident of Union City, died Wednesday at 6:30 p. m. at a Dayton hospital following a one-year illness from a complication of diseases. He had been seriously ill for the past several weeks.

A native of Union City, he was the son of James and Matilda Maloon-Buckingham. He received his education in the East Side school and made his home in Dayton about 27 years ago.

He is survived by a wife and one sister, Jennie Howell, of Dayton. An aunt, Mrs. Cora Waltz resides in Union City.

Services ware planned Saturday afternoon in Dayton, with burial in a cemetery there.

[Burial was made in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

Darke County Death – Anna M. Bruns

Yorkshire – Services were held Wednesday in Osgood for Mrs. Anna M. Bruns, 70, who died Saturday of a heart attack at her home on Yorkshire route one. Burial: Osgood. Survivors: husband, Bernard; five sons and two daughters.

[Survivor mistake. Anna was buried beside her husband in St. Martin's Cemetery. Bernard died in December 1941.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

Darke County Death – Chester Cole

Coletown – Chester Cole, 71, died Monday at his home in Dayton after an extended illness. He was born and reared near Coletown and moved to Dayton from Lima about 30 years ago. Survivors: wife, Bess; one son, Richard, Dayton; two daughters, Junitia, of Parma, O., and Mrs. Betty Baurer, Dayton; a brother, Sam Cole, Greenville, route four, and four sisters, Mrs. Estella Marick, Coletown; Mrs. Ada Brewer, Dayton, and Mrs. Carrie Bryson and Miss Dolly Cole, both of Greenville, route four.

[He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

Darke County Death – Pvt. Robert Gillette

Versailles – Services for Pvt. Robert J. Gillette, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Gillette, will be held at the residence in Versailles at 2 p. m. (EST) Saturday. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Pvt. Gillette was killed while serving in the infantry in the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

Jack Lewis, Retired Brick Mason, Dies

Jack Lewis, 79, a retired brick mason, passed away Wednesday morning at the Randolph County hospital after an illness of three weeks.

Survivors include the widow, Lillian; three step sons, Cleo Wilson of Redkey, and Owen Wilson of Bedford, and Woodrow Wilson of near Winchester; three step daughters, Mrs. Marie Harris of near Winchester, Miss Ruth Wilson of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edna Bauer of Salem, Ore.

Funeral services for Mr. Lewis will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Five Points church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in the New Dayton cemetery.

Friends may call at the Summers funeral home in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, March 31, 1949

Mrs. Edith Johnson Dies In California; Will Return Body

Word was received in Winchester Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Edith Johnson of Eureka, Calif.

Mrs. Johnson was the former Edith Ludy. Survivors include Frank, a brother, Henry Ludy, and a nephew, Robert Ludy, of Winchester.

The body will be returned to Winchester for funeral services.

[Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester. Interment was made in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester. Survivors include her husband, Frank; one son, Jack, and two grandsons, all of Eureka; one sister, Mrs. Ernest Mann of Brazil, Ind.; one brother, Henry Ludy of Winchester, and James Ludy of Denver, Colo., and a niece, Miss Sarah Ludy of Winchester]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 1, 1949

John Moses, Brother Of Annie Oakley, Dies At Greenville

Greenville – John H. Moses, 86, brother of the famous marksman, Annie Oakley, died shortly before noon Thursday. Mr. Moses had resided in the 600 block of Washington avenue in Greenville. He had been seriously ill for about a week.

He is survived by the widow, Laura; one daughter, Mrs. Elza Lindsey, of Ada, Okla.; two sons, Ben. J., of Ada, and Lee, of Birmingham, Mich.; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Sunday at the Greenville Methodist church. Burial will be in Brock cemetery, north of Greenville. Mr. Moses will be buries beside the sister, Annie Oakley. Friends may call at the Miller funeral home after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Services Sunday For Mada Willis

Funeral services for Mrs. Mada Hopper Willis, a former resident of the Teegarden area, northeast of Union City, will be held at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie at 4 p. m. Sunday. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery, Muncie. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Willis died Wednesday at her home in Miami, Fla. She was born and reared in the Teegarden community and later resided in Muncie before making her home in Florida.

Surviving are her husband, Elmer, and two children, Helen and Vernon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Return Body Of Cpl. Mullen To Winchester

The remains of Cpl. James Mullen, arrived in Winchester Friday morning and were taken to the Maynard and Walker funeral home.

Cpl. Mullen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mullen of near Winchester, was killed in action in Germany on March 2, 1945. He served in the army five years, having been inducted on February 11, 1941.

Receiving military training at various camps in the United States, Mullen left for overseas late in 1942 and landed in Africa on Christmas day.

He participated in the African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns, and landed in France on D-day. He had been overseas two years and three months at the time of his death, serving with the army's second armored division, commonly known as “Hell on Wheels.”

Prior to his induction Mullen was employed at Ball Brothers in Muncie.

Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Jean Strock of Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Don Flagel of Winchester.

Funeral services for Cpl. Mullen will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Friends church, in charge. Graveside rites will be in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris, of Richmond, with Randolph Legion Post No. 39, American Legion, of Winchester, conducting military honors.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

C. P. Bradburn Dies At Work In Winchester

Clifford P. Bradburn, 62, of Winchester, suffered a heart attack and died while at work in the mould cleaning department at the Anchor Hocking glass factory at 10 a. m. Saturday. He was removed to the factory's first aid room and was pronounced dead on the arrival of Dr. Paul W. Sparks.

Mr. Bradburn had been employed at Anchor Hocking for the last five years.

Survivors include the widow, Florence; two sons, Robert and Russell, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice Lemon and Mrs. Dorothy Bradburn, all of Winchester; nineteen grandchildren; three brothers, John and Orville of Winchester, and Jesse of Petersburg, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Johnson of Winchester, and Mrs. Reva Bragg of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester to the residence, 623 Short street, where friends may call after 5 p. m.

Final rites for Mr. Bradburn will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Winchester with Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating and Rev. Lonnie Cole assisting. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Darke County Death – A. L. Huffer

Ithaca – Abraham L. Huffer, 88, retired railroader, died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Hullenix, at Ithaca. Other survivors: wife, Ella; one son, Harry Rockford, Ill., a brother and two sisters. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Darke County Death – D. Earl Klinger

Greenville – D. Earl Klinger, 72, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday at city hospital in Massillon. Services: Thursday, Massillon. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Sophia Dershem

Bradford – Mrs. Sophia B. [Fillebaum] Dershem, widow of Clifford Dershem, died Wednesday night at her home here following a heart attack. She was 77 years old. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Pvt. Richard L. Martin

Greenville – Services were held Saturday for Pvt. Richard L. Martin, 19, who was killed in action on September 20, 1944, in Germany. Burial: Greenville cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Martin, 119 Bellevernon avenue

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 4, 1949

Mary Hollopeter Dies At Home Near Coletown

Mrs. Mary Lillie Hollopeter, 79, widow of Harry L. Hollopeter, died unexpectedly Sunday at 9:45 a. m. at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. C. R. Baker, at Rush's station, located near Coletown. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

A native of Mercer county, Ohio, she was born on August 28, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan McDowell. She was educated in Mercer county schools and was married to Mr. Hollopeter at Celina in 1885. His death occurred in 1935.

Mrs. Hollopeter came to the Union City community 45 years ago and spent the remainder of her life in this vicinity. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Bradford, O.

Surviving are one son, Alvas H. Hollopeter, Greenville, route two, four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. One daughter and four sons preceded her in death.

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

Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Ott Bennett and Rev. Ralph Yaney will be in charge, with burial in Macedonia cemetery, north of Fort Recovery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 4, 1949

Darke County Man Claimed By Death; Was Related Locally

Greenville, O. - John S. Tharp, 55, Well-known Liberty township farmer, died Saturday. He resided one-half mile west of Nashville. He had resided in the Nashville community all of his life.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Merle Tharp; three sons, Raymond, Winchester; William H., Union City, and John S. Tharp, jr., of Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Good, Union City, route four, and Mrs. Marjorie Townsend, Greenville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd and Frank, of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Arnett, New Madison, and Mrs. Margaret Patterson, Selma, Ind.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 4, 1949

March 16th Accident Claims Fourth Victim

The March 16th train-automobile crash at the Main street, New York Central railroad crossing in Winchester has claimed the fourth and final victim.

Billie D. Reed, 20, who had never fully regained consciousness since the night his three companions were killed, died Sunday at 3 a. m. in the Randolph County hospital.

His death raised to four the 1949 automobile accident fatalities in Randolph county.

Those killed on the night of march 16, when an automobile crashed through the crossing guard gates directly into the path of a fast westbound freight, were Max. V. Huffman, 20, Jack Harless, 20, and Glenn E. Miller, 19.

Funeral services for Billie Reed will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Bear Creek Friends church in charge of Rev. Marcell Thornburg and George Addington. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland to the residence near Ridgeville, where friends may call.

Surviving are the widow, Phyllis Jane; a son, Stephen; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Reed, and a brother, Kenneth, all of Ridgeville route 1.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 4, 1949

Catherine Miller Dies Suddenly At U. C. Home

Mrs. Catherine Miller, 69, died suddenly at 12:15 p. m. Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Herschel Wise, 330 East Main street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack. She had been suffering from heart trouble for the past two weeks.

Born May 17, 1880 in Darke county near Union City, she was the daughter of Jessie and Lydia Friend-Flory. She received her education at the Flory school in Jackson, Ohio, township and made her home in Dayton 49 years ago. Mrs. Miller returned to the Union City community about five years ago. She was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

The immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Schultz, of Dayton; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Keller, of Union City, and a brother, Albert A. Flory, also of Union City.

Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. D. G. Berkebile will officiate, with burial in Snell cemetery near Hillgrove. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 5, 1949

Death Claims Ex-Resident Of Union City

James M. Smith, a 56-year-old former resident of Union City, died Monday evening at his home, 244 North Bellview avenue, in Memphis, Tenn., following an extended illness from diabetes.

A native of Union City, he was the son of W. R. and Margaret Masson-Smith. He was a graduate of West Side high school and received a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue university at West Lafayette. He served as a member of the navy during World War I, and following his service discharge he owned and operated a machine shop on West Pearl street for many years.

Mr. Smith made his home in Memphis about 15 years ago and was serving as an instructor in a boys' industrial school. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Union City Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille; one daughter, Barbara, at home; one step-daughter, Joan, also at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Bert Davis, of one mile northwest of Union City; Mrs. Agnes Smith, Plant City, Fla., and Mrs. Margaret Hillis, Union City.

Services will be held Wednesday morning at Memphis, with burial in a cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 5, 1949

Darke County Death – James W. King

Greenville – James W. King, 73, an active Greenville barber for nearly 55 years, died Friday at Wayne hospital following an extended illness. Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Rupert and Herbert, both of Greenville, and Kenneth, Fairfield, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Esta Clark, Greenville, and Mrs. Peggy Stentzel, Greenville, route one; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, John H. King, of Modesto, Calif., and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Cloyd and Miss Carrie King, both of Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Libby Waggoner, this city. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 6, 1949

Third Son Of Bailey Family Dies While In Service Of Country

Mr. and Mrs. James Bailey of Greenville, route three, this morning received a telegram stating that their son, Robert Neal Bailey, 22, fireman, first class, U. S. navy, died Tuesday from injuries suffered on March 30 in a jeep accident on Guam in the Mariana Islands.

He was the third son to lose his life while serving with the armed forces.

Mr. and Mrs. Bailey formerly lived near Winchester and operated the Bailey's Shoe hospital at 313 West Oak street, Union City. They received the telegram from Rear Admiral T. L. Sprague, of navy personnel, Washington, D. C.

In part it stated: “It is with deep regret that I officially report the death of your son, Robert Neal Bailey, fireman, U. S. navy, which occurred on Tuesday at the U. S. navy hospital on Guam. His remains will be prepared for burial and held at that hospital until you notify the chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery, navy department, Washington, D. C.”

Fireman Bailey was critically injured when a jeep in which he was riding skidded and overturned on Guam. He suffered second and third degree burns on his face, body and limbs.

The body will be returned to Union City and burial arrangements will be in charge of Fraze Funeral home.

The two other sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were killed while performing their duties during World War II. They were:

Staff Sgt. Albert M. Bailey, a tailgunner on a B-17, killed in action over Germany on September 9, 1944

James Bailey, jr., fireman, first class, killed in action while serving aboard the U. S. S. Helena in the Pacific area in July, 1943.

The third son, Robert Neal, attended McKinley high school and was employed in the shipping department at Anchor Hocking in Winchester before entering the navy five and one-half years ago.

He served for two and one-half years in the South Pacific during World War II and upon the death of his two brothers was given his honorable discharge from service.

Nine months later Fireman Bailey reenlisted for a four-year period and was stationed on Guam. He had served two years of his second enlistment.

Besides the parents, who now operate a general store at Nashville in Darke county, the survivors include one brother, Frederick Gene, at home, a sister, Mrs. Maxine Mumbower, of Dunkirk, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McNees of Mishawaka, Ind.

[His body arrived in the U. S. and came by train from San Francisco to Randolph County. Services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 7, 1949 at the Fraze funeral home, Union City. Rev. Lisle Case, Middlebury, Ind., and Rev. Leroy Ickes, Nashville, assisted by the Orville N. Stover post 158 of the American Legion. Military burial was made in the Nashville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 6, 1949

Last Rites For Sarah Van Osdol Are Wednesday

Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Van Osdol, 98, Randolph county resident for 20 years, died at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of a niece, Mrs. Sebert Bretz, 11 miles southeast of Winchester. Mrs. Van Osdol had been seriously ill for the past several days.

Funeral services for Mrs. Van Osdol were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home with Rev. Walter Gibson of Daleville officiating. Interment was in Strong cemetery at Albany.

A native of Switzerland county, she came to Winchester about 20 years ago. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ladd of North West street for 15 years and for the past five years had resided with her niece.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 7, 1949

Rites Saturday For Union City Army Veteran

Services have been arranged for Pvt. Alvin J. Pearson, 19-year-old Union City army veteran who was killed in action in Germany on March 5, 1945.

The body has been taken to the Rozell funeral home in Anderson, Ind., where services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be at Middletown, Ind.

Immediate survivors include his father, Alvin J. Pearson, sr., of Pitsburg, O.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Pearson, Arcanum; a brother Marion, and a sister, Rosaline.

The body of Pvt Pearson was among those recently returned to this country aboard the U. S. army transport Barney Kirshbaum.

He was born in Anderson on June 10, 1925, and had resided in the Union City community since the age of five. He attended the Jackson, Ohio, township and East Side schools and was employed at Bailey Products and Red 73 Creamery before entering the service on March 5, 1944.

Pvt. Pearson received his basic training at Camp Maxey, Texas, and advanced training at Fort Jackson, S. C. He then was sent overseas and saw action in France.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 7, 1949

Train-Auto Accident Fatal To Farmer

Funeral services have been arranged for George Roscoe Niswonger, 59, who died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Monday afternoon from injuries sustained eight weeks ago in a train-automobile wreck. He resided on Greenville, route four.

The fatal accident occurred on January 29 at the Wayne avenue crossing in Greenville, where Niswonger's car was struck by a Pennsylvania freight train. His wife, Leafie, a passenger in the auto was also injured but was able to leave the hospital within ten days.

The services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church. Burial will be in Fort Jefferson cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 7, 1949

O. H. Teaford Dies Today At U. C. Hospital

Orlando H. Teaford, 52, of 1009 West Oak street, Union City, passed away this morning at 1 o'clock at the city hospital following a seven years' illness. He was in a serious condition for the past three weeks.

Mr. Teaford was born on June 7, 1896 near Baker's store in Darke county. At an early age he came to the Union City community and attended the city schools.

Following his education he was married to Pearl Farmer.

Besides the wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wigger, of Union City; one grandson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Teaford, Union City; three sisters, Mrs. Chalmer Westfall, and Mrs. L. L. Stentzel, both of Union City, and Mrs. Sarah Tibbetts, Dayton, and three brothers, John and Cyril Teaford, also of Union City, and Robert Teaford, of Columbus. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Private services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer in charge. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 7, 1949

Cora E. Harris Dies At Home In Winchester

Cora Ellen Harris, 80, passed away at 2:15 a. m. today at her home, 531 North East street.

She was born January 29, 1869 in Vandalia, Ohio, the daughter of A. J. and Sarah (Brooker) Miller. Her husband, Andrew Jackson Harris, preceded her in death several years ago.

Mrs. Harris had lived in Winchester and Randolph county for the last 78 years. She was a member of the Main Street Christian church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Green of near Portland, and Mrs. D. M. Leigh of Fort Madison, Iowa; three sons, Don A., at home, John of Winchester, and Joe of Deerfield, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home with Rev. P. M. Macko officiating. Interment will e in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 9, 1949

Death Claims Former Resident Of Lightsville

Mr. Alice M. Banks, 71, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following an extended illness from heart trouble. She was removed to the hospital Thursday from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Morrison, 430 East Fifth street, Greenville.

Mrs. Banks, a Darke county native, had spent the major part of her life in the Lightsville vicinity, northeast of Union City. She was a member of Greenville Council No. 28, Daughters of America.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Orville Brock, Fort Recovery, route three, and Mrs. Morrison; one son, Gerald C. Wagner, Piqua; five grandchildren; three step-sons, Bert Wagner, of Elroy; Joel Wagner, Dayton, and Alfred Wagner, Muncie, and two brothers, Alva Robison, Ansonia, rural route, and Frank Robison, Anderson, Ind.

Two husbands, Lew Wagner and Henry Banks, preceded her in death. Since the death of the later in 1943 she had made her home with her children.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, in charge of Dr. C. C. Wessel. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 9, 1949

Darke County Death – Lydia Henderson

Greenville – Mrs. Lydia Coppess Henderson, 89, died Wednesday at her home here following a three-year illness. Mrs. Henderson formerly lived in Ansonia. Survivors: two half-brothers, one half-sister and two grandchildren. Two husbands, Charles Coppess and Harrison Henderson, preceded her in death. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Ansonia cemetery.

[Her maiden name was Lydia Margaret Miller.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Leukemia Claims Life Of Larry Mendenhall

Little Larry Mendenhall today had lost his battle against an 18-month illness from the effects of Lymphatic leukemia.

The boy, eight-year-old son of Gerald and Marcella (Hart) Mendenhall, 239 South Plum street, Union City, died Saturday at 5:55 p. m. at the Children's General hospital in Cincinnati.

Larry was stricken with the rare disease in October, 1947. He received care in the Randolph County and Union City hospitals and was under observation in Riley hospital, Indianapolis.

As the months went by his condition became more serious until his last hope was to receive a new drug, aminopterin.

Last September the boy was taken to the Cincinnati hospital, where the new drug and expert medical attention were available. In November he was returned to his home after it was believed his condition had improved. However, he continued to receive treatment once a week.

On April 2, when his condition once again had taken a turn for the worse, Larry was returned to the hospital.

Residents of the Union City area, after hearing about the family's plight last October, responded generously to a campaign to provide funds to help Larry receive the best medical treatment available.

Larry was born on April 23, 1940 in Union City. He attended the West Side school and Evangelical United Brethren church.

Besides the parents, he leaves one brother, Terry, at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mendenhall, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hart, all of the Union City community.

The body will be taken from the Brooks and Son funeral home to the Mendenhall residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Christian church. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will be in charge, with burial in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Prominent County Woman Succumbs Near Winchester

Mrs. Lillian Vanlandingham, 77, prominent Randolph county woman, passed away at 8 a. m. today at her home southwest of Winchester following an extended illness.

Until illness forced her retirement a few years ago Mrs. Vanlandingham was an active religious and social worker. She was a member of the Methodist church and a charter member of both Winchester chapters of the Daughters of the American evolution and Daughters of the Union.

She served as chapter regent of the D. A. R. in 1922-23 and was historian for many years and was an ardent and enthusiastic chairman of the D. A. R. cabin in Goodrich park. The cabin houses the chapter's museum pieces. Mrs. Vanlandingham also was a charter member of the Indiana D. A. R. state officers club.

Survivors include the husband, Omar; one son, Herman of Winchester; one foster daughter, Mrs. Charles Lunsford of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Staudt of Union City; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Summers mortuary in Winchester pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Ira S. Bickel Passes Away At Greenville

Ira Simon Bickel, 72, a former resident of near Union City, died Sunday at 10:20 a. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a stroke of apoplexy he suffered last Monday. He resided one mile north of Sharp's crossing on Greenville, route three.

A native of Darke county, he was the son of Henry and Phoebe Bickel. He had spent most of his life in Washington township, southeast of Union City, where he was actively engaged in farming pursuits for an extended period.

Surviving are his wife, Cora, three sons, Glenn A. Bickel, of Richmond; Floyd K. Bickel, serving with the army corps in Japan and Richard T. Cashman, of Arcanum; three daughters, Mrs. Warren Wolf, Dayton; Miss Virginia Bickel, Richmond, and Mrs. Benton Porter, San Bruno, Calif. And six grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Snell cemetery near Hillgrove. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Darke County Death – James O. Canan

Greenville – James Orville Canan, 64, father of nine children, died Saturday at his home here following a four-year illness. Survivors: wife, Earlie; six sons, William, Richard, Donald and Orville, all of Greenville; Walter, Bradford and Robert of Troy; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Miller, Greenville; Mrs. Margaret Clark, Arcanum and Mrs. Dorothy Meadows, Gettysburg; 23 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. Services: Tuesday at 2 p. m. (EST), Zechar funeral home here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles Kruckeberg

Greenville – Charles F. Kruckeberg, 81, lifelong resident of Darke county, died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Chester Eaton, near Baker's store, following an extended illness. Services: Monday, St. John's church. Burial: church cemetery.

[Charles Frederick Kruckeberg – age should be 84.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 11, 1949

Darke County Death – Roy Locke

Arcanum – Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Abbottsville church for Roy Locke, 64, former farmer and hauler who was found dead in bed Saturday at his home in DeLisle. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Cora Pearson, Rossburg; several nieces and nephews.

[Full name is Franklin Leroy Locke.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 12, 1949

Grandmother Was Victim Of Fatal Fire

Mrs. Lewis Birch has returned to her home, 1410 West Oak street, Union City, after attending the funeral services for her grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Nutt, 67, which were held in Edgewood, Ill., Sunday afternoon

Mrs. Nutt as one of the 73 persons who perished in the tragic flash fire which roared through St. Anthony's hospital in Effingham, Ill., last Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 12, 1949

Rites Tuesday At Lynn For Earl Maines

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for Earl A. Maines, 46, who passed away at the Seymour hospital, Seymour, Ind., early Saturday morning after a short illness. Rev. Adam Flatter of Wilmington, Ohio, will be in charge and burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

Mr. Maines was a resident of North Vernon, Ind., and a former resident of Lynn and Richmond.

Survivors include the widow, Elda; one daughter, Mrs. Bill Olvey of Fort Wayne; two sons, Billy and Joe, both of Lynn; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Maines of Lynn; one sister, Mrs. Grace Garbler of near Lynn, and one granddaughter.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 12, 1949

Ada Abernathy Dies Sunday At Home In Lynn

Mrs. Ada V__ Abernathy, ??, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. _______, in Lynn, at ____ p. m. Sunday following a lingering illness.

Survivors in addition to the daughter, are two sons, Paul of New Castle and Th__ of Clayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Keener of Modoc, and Mrs. C. L. Cray of Garnett; several nieces and nephews.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 13, 1949

Darke County Death – Cora Whallon

Greenville – Mrs. Cora Mong Whallon, 76, of 320 Wayne avenue, died suddenly at 8:15 p. m. Sunday from a heart attack at Logansport, Ind., only a few hours after arriving there for a visit with relatives. A lifelong resident of Greenville, she leaves her husband, A. L.; two sons, Elmer Mong, Greenville, and William Mong, Cleveland Heights, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Peters, Greenville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two sister, Mrs. George Folkerth, Greenville, route three, and Mrs. Omer Westerfield, Miami, Fla. Services: in charge of Miller funeral home.

[No burial location given in Miller Funeral Home Records or above.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 13, 1949

Darke County Death – Elizabeth Walker

New Madison – Mrs. Elizabeth (Aunt Lib) Walker, 85, widow of S. A. D. Walker, died suddenly Saturday night at her home here from the effects of a heart attack. She was a lifelong New Madison resident. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

[Her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Smelker.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 14, 1949

William Weaver, Retired Farmer, Succumbs Today

William Edward Weaver, 72-year-old retired farmer, died unexpectedly at 6:30 a. m. today at Wayne hospital, Greenville, from the effects of a heart attack. He resided on North State Line road on Union City, route three, and had been confined to the hospital for the past five days.

A native of Logan, O., he was born on November 23 1876, the son of Leonard and Mahalay Mowery-Weaver. He received his education in the Logan schools and in 1898 was married to Susie Daubenmier.

For several years he served as a teacher in rural schools near Logan and in 1910 made his home in the Union City community. Mr. Weaver was actively engaged in farming pursuits until his retirement about five years ago. He was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Besides the wife, he leaves five daughters, Mrs. Ralph Horine, Union City, route two; Mrs. Cecil Frazier and Mrs. Leo Daggett, both of Union City, route four; Mrs. John Warner, Gaines, Mich., and Mrs. Philip Nordstrom, Celo, N. S.; one son, Carl E. Weaver, Sheridan, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Walter Arnold, Gore, O.; Mrs. Ray Blackston, Bremen, O., and Mrs. Jesse Bagwell, Greenville.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Friday.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 15, 1949

Ella Teegarden Dies At Hospital; Funeral Sunday

Mrs. Ella Teegarden, of 528 Beeson drive, Winchester, died at 2 a. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital. She was 85 years old.

Surviving are the husband, O. A. Teegarden; one son, Orville, both of Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. D. E. Jones of San Francisco, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Reese of Cleveland, Ohio, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Teegarden was a member of the Main Street Christian church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester in charge of Rev. P. M. Macko. Burial will be in Maxville cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

[She had undergone major surgery on Thursday morning.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 16, 1949

Graveside Services Conducted Saturday For Wasson Infant

Lydia Mae Wasson, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wasson, of Winchester, died Friday afternoon in the Randolph County hospital.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann and Ruth, and one brother, Billy, all at home; the maternal grandfather, William Merle, of Saratoga, and the paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Wasson of Knowleton, Ky.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 16, 1949

Union City Man Succumbs Today; Services Tuesday

Charles Gerstner, 84-year-old veteran of the Spanish American war, died Saturday at 11:30 a. m. at his home, 122 Division street, Union City, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate with burial in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Sunday.

[Monday further – The death of Mr. Gerstner followed a two-year illness from a complication of diseases. He had been in a serious condition since April 8.

Mr. Gerstner had served in the U. S. army for 17 years, during which time he saw action in the Boxer rebellion in China and Spanish-American War, including the Santiago campaign, Battle of San Juan and full Philippines campaign. He had maintained what army officers considered an excellent service record.

He was born in Greenville on August 15, 1864, the son of John C. and Margaret Gerstner. He received his education in Greenville schools and was married to Sarah Jane Murphy on January 25, 1901 in Greenville. Her death occurred on September 26, 1930.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lucile Marquis, Winchester; Mrs. Grace Eichelberger, Union City, and Mrs. Margaret Brewer, Versailles, route two; two sons, Charles, Robert and William M. Gerstner, both of Union City; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Off [Ott?], of Chicago, and Miss Christina Gerstner, Greenville. Four brothers are deceased.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 16, 1949

Darke County Death – Kathryn Pittsenbarger

Versailles – Mrs. Kathryn Hulda Pittsenbarger, 57, died Wednesday in her home five miles northeast of here after a long illness. Services: Emmanuel Lutheran church here, Saturday. Burial: Versailles cemetery. Survivors: husband, Alva; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred McEldowney and Mrs. Gladys Rismiller of Rossburg, and Marjorie, at home, and five sons, Nolan, Greenville; Wilmer, Herbert and Robert, at home; Alva, jr., of Columbus, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 18, 1949

Union Citian Mourns Death Of Sister.

Roy Beanblossom, 349 North Walnut street, Union City, is mourning the death of his sister, Mrs. Daisy V. Marker, 73, which occurred Friday night at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Mrs. Marker, a Darke county native, had lived in Greenville for over 45 years. Her husband was the late Village S. Marker, Greenville real estate broker, who died in 1918. Services for Mrs. Marker were held this afternoon in Greenville, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Emma A. Miller

Horatio – A cyclone which one year ago swept through the Horatio community is attributed as the direct cause of the death of Mrs. Emma Alice Miller, 81, which occurred late Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Mack, at Dayton. The storm almost leveled Mrs. Miller's home, one mile south of Horatio, and although uninjured she suffered greatly from shock. Her health had declined steadily since that time. She was the widow of Daniel Miller. Services: Monday, Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Elmira Deeter

Versailles – Mrs. Elmira Stonerock Deeter, 80, died Saturday at her home here. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery, here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 19, 1949

Local Woman Mourns Death Of Sister

Mrs. R. T. Messick, of Union City, is mourning the death of her sister, Mrs. Blanche Morrow, 68, a lifelong resident of Piqua, which occurred Monday at 3 p. m. in the Piqua hospital following a two-weeks serious illness.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Crown funeral home in Piqua, with burial in Forrest Hill cemetery there. Besides the sister, she leaves her husband, J. H. Morrow; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Filler, Piqua; one grandchild, and a brother, John, also of Piqua.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 20, 1949

Funeral Rites For William Greed To Be Held Tonight In Union City

Funeral services have been arranged for William McKain Greed, 43, president of the Union City Mold and Die Casting company, whose death occurred suddenly at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday while he was attending a business conference at the Ball Brothers company in Muncie.

Services will be held at 7 o'clock tonight at the Fraze funeral home in Union iy with Rev. E. E. Kaufman in charge.

The body then will be taken to Washington, Pa., where final rites will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the Ritchey and Piatt funeral home. Rev. Wilbur Cross will officiate, with burial in the Washington cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home.

Sam Drake, Delaware county coroner, who investigated, said that death was caused by a heard seizure. Mr. Greed was conferring with Virgil Alles, an employe of the Ball Brothers company, in an office in the mould shop when he complained of feeling dizzy. The heart attack followed.

Mr. Greed moved to Union City about three years ago, at which time he helped organize the Union City Mould and Die Casting company, located on Deerfield road. He resided at 229 North Plum street.

Prior to that time, Mr. Greed had made his home in Winchester for about 10 years. In March of 1939 he became employed as welding supervisor at the Overmyer Mould in Winchester. When he left in July of 1946 to open his own business in Union City, he was foundry superintendent.

Born on June 20, 1905, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of William and Louise McKain-Greed. He was educated in Washington schools and in 1925 was married to Alice Gilman at Wellsburg, W. Va. Besides the wife, he leaves one foster-son, William McKain Greed, jr., and his mother, Mrs. Louise Greed, both at home. One sister preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Episcopal church and Masonic lodge in Washington, Union City Elks lodge and the Muncie chapter of the American Society of Metal Workers. During his residence in Union City he attended the Methodist church.

An Elks lodge of sorrow for Mr. Greed will be held at the Fraze funeral home this evening at 56 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 20, 1949

Henrietta Harris Passes Away At Union City Home

Mrs. Henrietta Harris, 87, died Tuesday at 5:50 p. m. at the home of her brother, Thomas Huber, 727 West Oak street, Union City, following a four-week illness from complications.

She was born in Dayton on February 7, 1862, the daughter of George W. and Catherine Klinger-Huber. Following her education in Dayton schools she was married to Benjamin Harris on November 5, 1912. His death occurred several years ago.

Mr.s Harris had spent her entire life in Dayton until making her home in Union City six years ago. She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Surviving in addition to the brother, Thomas, is another brother George Huber, also 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 Thursday.

Services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the funeral home with Rev. W. H. Sherer officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 21, 1949

Ethel Downard Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Ethel M. Downard, 68, died shortly after noon Wednesday at the Randolph County hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Oliver; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Smith of Muncie; one son, Kenneth of Osborn, Ohio; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Johnson and Mrs. Merle Johnson, both of Richmond, and one brother, Noral Anderson of Spartanburg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Downard will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the West Christian church in Lynn, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. Harold Oder. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. The casket will not be opened at the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 21, 1949

Death Claims Randolph County Retired Farmer

William St. John, an 80-year-old retired farmer, who resided one-half mile west of Union City, died Wednesday at 3 p. m., at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester following a two-weeks' illness from complications. His condition was serious for the last week.

Mr. St. John had spent practically all of his life in the Saratoga and Union City communities. There are no immediate survivors.

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

Final rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home. Capt. Floyd Root will officiate, with burial in Reitenour cemetery at Deerfield.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 21, 1949

Ex-Union City Resident Dies At Age Of 21

Following a four-weeks' serious illness, death claimed Mrs. Clara Viola Gardner, 21, at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester at 5:45 a. m. today. A former resident of Union City, she had resided in Fountain City for the last year.

She was born on August 28, 1927 in Union City, the daughter of Harry and Alice Larison-Cline. After her education in Union City East Side school she was married to Ira Calvin Gardner in 1947.

Besides the husband and parents, she leaves one infant son, Ira Calvin, jr.: three sisters, Patsy Colene; Vivian Alberta and Priscilla Ann Cline, and one brother, Harry Cline, jr., all of Union City, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Larison and Mrs. Nancy Cline, also of Union City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gardner will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Free Methodist church in Union City with Rev. L. E. Tucker, of Lynn, and Rev. Wiegand, of Union City, in charge. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City after noon Friday until noon Saturday at which time the body will be removed to the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Cline, corner Cedar and North streets, in Union City, to remain until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 22, 1949

Death Claims Wife Of Poplar Grove Minister

Mrs. Ella Moore, 71, wife of Rev. James M. Moore, pastor of the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren, died Thursday at 5:45 p. m. at her home in Hillgrove. She had been in failing health for the past five years.

A native of Fulton county, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Mary Stremmel-Kessler. She came from Lititz, Pa., to Hillgrove three and one-half years ago when her husband became the Poplar Grove pastor.

Mrs. Moore was primary superintendent of the Poplar Grove Sunday school and president of the Ladies Aid society of the church.

Besides her husband, she leaves one son, John E. Moore, Mobile, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Longnecker, Wakarusa, Ind.; five grandchildren, and three brothers, John, Samuel and Melvin Kessler, all of Astoria, Ill.

Final rites will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock (EST) at the Poplar Grove church with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Interment will be made in Greenville cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the residence where friends may call from 12 o'clock noon Saturday until 12:30 p. m. Monday. The body then will be taken to the church where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, April 22, 1949

Samuel Sharp Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Samuel F. Sharp, a 73-year-old retired railroad carpenter who resided on Greenville, route four, died Thursday at 3:45 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a seven weeks' illness from heart trouble. His condition was serious for the past two weeks.

Mr. Sharp had spent practically all of his life in the Union City community. He was born on June 9, 1875 in Randolph county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Seighnann-Sharp and received his education in Darke county schools.

In 1897 at Greenville he was married to Georgietta Mooney, whose death occurred many years ago. In August of 1935 he was married to Myrtle DeBolt. Her death occurred in October, 1948.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A. C. McGreevy, Greenville, route four; two sons, Marion F. and Francis L. Sharp, both of Dayton; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Tina Bitter, Muncie; four brothers, D. O. Sharp, Union City, route one; Oscar T., of Greenville; Wesley, Gettysburg, O, and Fred, of Cleveland, and one step-brother, Walter Anderson, Rossburg.

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

Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. (EST) Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Earl Lantz will officiate, with burial in New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 23, 1949

Services arranged For Edward Beyke, Ansonia Resident

Funeral services have been arranged for Edward Bernard Beyke, 62, Ansonia railroader, who died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday night at his home in the neighboring town.

Mr. Beyke, a section foremen on the Cincinnati Northern division of New York Central lines for 32 years, was stricken ill shortly after returning home from work Thursday. He had lived in Ansonia for the past 11 years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church in Greenville, where services will be held at 9 a. m. (EST) Monday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

Survivors include the wife, Agnes; two sons, William, Greenville, route two, and Norbert, Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Swank, of near Ansonia, and Mrs. Carl Thompson, Christiansburg, O.; six grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Beyke, of Hamilton, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 23, 1949

Native Of Jackson Township Is Dead; Services Sunday

Mrs. Ruth (Stooksberry) Shiver, 25, a former resident of northwest of Union City, died at her home in Springfield, O., Friday afternoon following an extended illness.

She was born and reared in Jackson, Ind., township and made her home in Springfield in 1938.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald; five children; the parents, John and Stella Stooksberry, of Springfield, and three sisters, and a brother, also of Springfield. An uncle, Delbert Constable, resides on South Howard street.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Littletown funeral home in Springfield, with burial in the cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 23, 1949

James Clark, 98, Is Dead At Fountain City

Fountain City, Ind. April 23 – James Clark, who hoped to live to reach the century mark, did not quite attain the goal. He died Thursday at 98 years of age.

A native and lifetime resident of Fountain City, Mr. Clark was a retired painter and contractor until 1922 when he retired. He was married in 1886 to Barbara Adams, who died several years ago. The couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

He lived with a son, Orville, who is a deaf mute. Orville operated a barber shop in Fountain City for many years.

Survivors are the two sons, Orville of Fountain City and Earl of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark were held at the Fountain City Friends church Saturday at 2 p. m. Rev John Randolph of Farmland officiated. Burial was in the Willow Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 25, 1949

Services For Jacob Savoy To Be Tuesday

Funeral services have been arranged for Jacob Savoy, 75-year-old retired farmer, who died Saturday at 2:40 p. m. at his home one mile north of Buck's Corner, located northeast of Union City.

The services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. (DST) at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. C. T. Moore of Fort Recovery, will officiate, with burial in the Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mr. Savoy had been ill since January 1 and his condition was serious for the past several days. Death was attributed to a paralytic stroke.

He was born on June 22, 1873 in Darke county, the son of John H. and Elizabeth Curts-Savoy. He received his education in Washington township schools and had spent most of his life in Darke county. Mr. Savoy was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Ardell Crosby-Savoy, whom he married in Winchester during 1936; one step-daughter, Mrs. Pearl Davis, Boggstown, Ind.; two step-sons, Don Crosby, Fairland, Ind., and Carl Crosby, Shelbyville, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Vance, Greenville; Mrs. Ollie Arnett, Union City, and Mrs. Mollie McNatt, Anderson, and one brother John Savoy, of Columbus, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 25, 1949

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Harvey Marker, Union City, route three, is mourning the death of a brother, Jacob Marker, 56, veteran of World War I, which occurred Friday night at the veterans' administration hospital at Chillicothe, O., where he had been a patient for the past 14 years.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville, with military burial in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

[He had six brothers and four sisters.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, April 25, 1949

Rites For Brother Of Local Residents

Two Union City residents are mourning the death of their brother, George O. (Doll) Wood,63, who died at his home in Indianapolis Saturday following a heart attack.

Services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Tuesday afternoon at the Baird funeral home in Portland by Rev. Marshall Weaver. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery. Mr. Woods was a former resident of Portland.

Local survivors include a brother, Jesse and a sister, Mrs. Paul Wright.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949

Ansonia Couple Is Mourning Death Of Seven-Week-Old Son

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kochersperger, Ansonia, route one, are mourning the death of a seven-week-old son, John R. Kochersperger, which occurred Monday at their residence.

Besides the father and mother, immediate survivors include a sister, Dianna Jean, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wentworth, Greenville, route two, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kochersperger, Union City, route one.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949

Services Are Held For Mary Walker, Woodington Resident

Services were held this afternoon at the Woodington Christian church for Mrs. Mary Etta Walker, 73, wife of C. E. Walker, who died Saturday night at her home in Woodington, located east of Union City. Death was attributed to a stroke she suffered April 19.

Rev. Noble Schlechty officiated, with burial in the Old Teegarden cemetery.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Raymond, of Jackson, Mich.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Studebaker, Rossburg, and a brother, Leslie Sebring, also of Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949

Samantha Spera Dies At Home Near Ridgeville

Samantha J. Spera, 90, died at 6:30 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reed DeVoss near Ridgeville. She had been in ill health for the past year and is serious condition for the last sixteen weeks.

Mrs. Spera was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. {Remainder of paragraph unreadable]

In addition to the daughter survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. (CST) Wednesday at the Clear Creek church with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester after 4 p. m. Tuesday and until one hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949

John A. Gartley Dies At Randolph County Hospital

John A. Gartley, 69, of 714 Richmond street [Winchester], passed away at 11 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital. He had been in poor health for several years.

Mr. Gartley was a member of the Winchester Masonic lodge and Local Union 112 and had been employed at the Overmyer Mold company as a moldmaker for the last 21 years, starting to work there on March 17, 1928.

Survivors include the widow, Bessie M.; three sons, Guy of Los Angeles, and Glen and James, both of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Reynolds and Mrs. Mabel Wilson, both of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Gartley will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Wednesday at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. Peter M. Macko officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Local Pastor Mourns Death Of Brother

Rev. E. S. Hollinger of near Union City, is mourning the death of a brother, Amos Hollinger, 66, which occurred Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Martha Calvin, in Flint, Mich., following a lingering illness.

The deceased was one of the founders and charter member of the board of directors of the Darke Rural Electric Cooperative association. He had spent most of his life in the Hollansburg community.

Services will e held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Cedar Grove church of the Brethren near Hollansburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Morton funeral home in Vandalia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Doris Eley

Greenville – Mrs. Doris Doreen Eley, 84, wife of Ernest Eley, greenkeeper at Greenville country club, died Sunday at her residence, four miles east of this city on U. S. Route 36, following a three-year illness. Other survivors; son, Ronald K., and Three daughters, Marilyn Ann, Carol Sue and Jeanette Lee, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley E. Melling, of Arcanum; one brother and two sisters. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Florence Shuff

Greenville – Mrs. Florence Shuff, 82, wife of F. M. (Bud) Shuff, formerly of Greenville died Monday at her home in Pitsburg after a nine-week illness. Services: Miller funeral home at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial: Newcomer's cemetery.

[Her parents were Jacob Eck and Elizabeth Kiger.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Andy Wise

Greenville – Andy Wise, 60, Adams township farmer, died Monday at his home on Bradford, route one. Survivors: wife, Bertha; two sons and three daughters. Services: Wednesday, Oakland Church of the Brethren. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

[His full name was Andrew Randolph Wise.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, April 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Harriet Swathwood

New Madison – Mrs. Harriet [Hindsley] Swathwood, 85-year-old New Madison widow, died Sunday at her home here. Services: Wednesday, New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

[She was the widow of Frank H. Swathwood, d. 1927.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

Minnie Fisher Dies At Rossburg Home

Mrs. Minnie M. Fisher, 77, widow of John Fisher, died Wednesday at the home of a brother,Bert Wisner, near Rossburg, after a lingering illness.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Versailles Congregational Christian church with Rev. Russell Kerr officiating. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles. Friends may call at the Hough funeral home in the neighboring town.

The brother is the only immediate survivor.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

W. M. Cortner, Ex-Motorman, Dies In Ohio

Wesley M. Cortner, 65, a native of Winchester who became widely acquainted as a motorman employed by the Union Traction company for 15 years, passed away Wednesday at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of Mordecais and Flora B. Cortner.

Survivors include the widow, Alice; one brother, Rev. Arlie Cortner of Carlos, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Watts of Fort Wayne.

Cortner resided on Kilgrore avenue during the years he made his home in Muncie. His first wife died there and was buried in Woodlawn cemetery, east of Farmland.

After having operated the famous Muncie Meteor and other limited trains to Indianapolis, he resigned to engage in business, opening a music store in the 300 block on South Mulberry street in Muncie.

A short time after he was married the second time at Springfield, Ohio, where he had become identified prominently in politics, he was appointed a deputy state treasurer. In recent years he had operated a cattle farm near Columbus.

The body will be brought to the Summers funeral home in Winchester where friends may call Friday. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment was made in Maxville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

Alice Morey Dies While Visiting Brother In West

Mrs. Alice Morey, 44, former resident of Winchester and Portland, passed away Monday morning at the home of a brother, Herman Higgins in Pomona, Calif. Mrs. Morey and her mother, Mrs. Ada Hayworth Higgins, were visiting at the Higgins home.

In addition to the mother and brother, Mrs. Morey is survived by the father, William, of Redkey; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Gibson of Tucson, Ariz., and another brother, Francis Higgins of Danville, Ill.

The body will arrive at the Baird funeral home in Portland at noon Friday and will remain for funeral services at 2 p. m. )DST) Saturday with Rev. James Harmison, of Ridgeville, in charge. Interment will be in White River cemetery, east of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

Chester E. Rowland Dies Near Portland; Related Locally

Chester E. Rowland, 62, passed away Wednesday morning at his home, six miles southwest of Portland, of complications resulting from a fall in the barn at his home last July.

Survivors include the wife, Hazel Green Rowland; a daughter, Virginia Rowland, at home; two brothers, Millard R., of Green township, Jay county, and Ray R., of Union City; two sisters, Chloe and Mildred, both of Portland and several nieces and nephews in Randolph county.

Funeral services for Mr. Rowland will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Friday at the Baird funeral chapel in Portland with Rev. Paul E. Johnson, of Fountain City, officiating. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

Darke County Death – Alonzo Gray

Arcanum – Alonzo (Al) Gray, 71, retired Arcanum dairyman, died Monday night at his home here. Survivors: wife, Edith; two sons, four grandchildren; his father; two brothers and a sister. Services: Thursday, 2 p. m., Stutz and Sando funeral home. Burial: Arlington cemetery. [Montgomery Co.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, April 28, 1949

Darke County Death – Lt. Wayne Martin

Bradford – Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Harris Creek cemetery for Lt. Wayne W. Martin, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin, route one, who was killed in an army air force bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan, on May 25, 1945.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 30, 1949

Retired Farmer, 91, Passes Away Near Union City

Emmanuel Daubenmier, a 91-year-old retired farmer, died Friday at 1:15 p. m. at his home, three miles northeast of Union City on route five, following a four-week illness.

A native of Fairfield county, O., he was born on August 30, 1857, the son of Frank and Barbara Scholl-Daubenmier. After receiving his education in Fairfield county schools, Mr. Daubenmier came to Darke county and settled in the Union City community at the age of 22.

In 1882 at Greenville he was married to Julia Hoke, whose death occurred about ten years ago Mr. Daubenmier had been active in farming pursuits in Jackson, Ohio, township for approximately fifty years. He was a member of the Waterhouse Evangelical United Brethren church, located east of the Jackson school building.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Winn, at home; three grandchildren, Vernon Winn, West Union, Ind.; Miss Jean Winn at home, and Mrs. John McKnight, Winchester; five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Fouse, Winchester.

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

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. (DST) at the Waterhouse church, with Rev. Frank Royer in charge. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 30, 1949

Owen Eikenberry Passes Away; Services Sunday

Owen Eikenberry, 90, a retired Darke county farmer, died Friday at the home of a son, T. S. Eikenbeerry, in Dayton following a lingering illness.

Mr. Eikenberry was well known in Union City, having made his home with a son, Millard, on West Pearl street during the summer months for the past five years. He had been staying with the son in Dayton since February.

Mr. Eikenberry was a native of Virginia but settled in Darke county 80 years ago. He had spent the major part of his life in Franklin township and for a number of years served as a deacon of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife, Susan; the two sons, T. S. and Millard; a daughter, Mary, of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Painter Creek church with Rev. Paul Lantis and Rev. D. G. Berkebile in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 30, 1949

Former Resident Dies In Ohio

Mrs. Mont Jeffery, of Winchester, received word yesterday of the death of Mrs. Karl Kempel at her home in Lina, Ohio. She was the widow of the late Dr. Karl Kempel and formerly resided in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Sunday afternoon at St. Mary's church in Lima.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, April 30, 1949

Darke County Death – Helen Krickenberger

Greenville – Mrs. Helen B. Krickenberger, 51, prominent in Greenville church, civic and Musical circles for many years, died Wednesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Best, 420 Front street following a three-month illness. She was the wife of Herschel Krickenberger, former industrial arts teacher here, who is now connected with the Dayton public school system.

[She was buried on Saturday, April 30 in the Abbottsville Cemetery.]

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