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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 2, 1949

Death Claims Former Resident Of Union City

Mrs. Mary Frances (Minnie) Lambert, 87, a former resident of Union City, died Sunday at her home in Anderson following a five-month illness from a complication of diseases. She was the wife of John W. Lambert, who founded the old Lambert automobile factory where Bailey Products corporation is now located.

She was born on June 13, 1861 in Richmond, the daughter of Dr. Thomas T. and Elizabeth Kiser-Kelley. During the Civil War she came with her parents to Union City and was educated in local schools. Later she taught school in Darke county, including the Coletown, New Weston and Rossburg communities.

She was married to Mr. Lambert in Ansonia on July 5, 1885 and they had made their home in Anderson for many years. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and First Methodist church at Anderson.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mae Lee, Anderson; one son, A. Ray Lambert, Dayton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eudora Harding, Union City; a niece, Miriam Luvsi, and a nephew, Charles Denlinger, also both of Union City. Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.

Services are planned Wednesday at 4 p. m. in Anderson with Rev. Brausford officiating. Burial will be in East Maplewood cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 2, 1949

Former County Resident Dies At Portland

Mrs. Edith L. Lyons, 47, wife of Glenn Lyons of Boundary, died Sunday night at the Jay County hospital after an illness of eight weeks.

The Lyons family formerly resided in the Deerfield community and the children attended school at Jefferson.

Surviving in addition to the husband, are three sons, Veryl G. of Portland, and Robert, and Jack L., both at home; three daughters, Janet, Sue Caroline, and Judith Kay, all at home; the father, F. W. Schemenaur of Noble township, Jay County; four brothers, Dale Schemenour of Ashtabula, Ohio; Russell Schemenaur of Dayton, Ohio, Harry Schemenaur of Muncie, and Andy Schemenaur of Noble township, and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Lee of Edmond, Okla., and Garnet Schemenaur of Noble township.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lyons will be conducted at the Williamson funeral home in Portland at 1:30 o'clock (DST) Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 2, 1949

Frazier Infant Dies Enroute To Hospital; Was related Locally

Robert Eugene Frazier, three-month-old son of Harold and Juanita Frazier, 414 Anderson avenue, Greenville, died Sunday at 5 a. m. while being taken by automobile to Wayne hospital in the neighboring city. Death followed a one-week serious illness.

Besides the parents, the infant leaves one sister, Judith Arlene, and a brother, George Leon, both at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Frazier, Union City; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bertam, Greenville, and a great-grandfather, Francis Bertram, also of Greenville.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, in charge of Rev. Frank Thomas. Burial will be in Newcomer cemetery ten miles east of Greenville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 2, 1949

Rebecca Jackson Funeral Rites Will Be Tuesday

Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Rebecca Isabelle Jackson, 77-year-old resident of Union City who died Saturday at 5:50 p. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a three-month illness from complications resulting from a fractured left leg. Her condition was serious since April 22.

The services will be held at 1:15 p. m. Tuesday at Miller funeral home in Greenville and at 2:30 p. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren. Rev. D. G. Berkebile and Rev. E. E. Kaufman will officiate, with burial in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jackson had resided in the Union City community most of her life but for the past several months had stayed at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Besse Ayers, in Greenville. She was the widow of Fred C. Jackson, well-known paint contractor.

A native of near Gettysburg, she was born on June 10, 1869, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Harris-Nease. She attended the old No. 12 school near Gettysburg and on March 17, 1886 was married to Mr. Jackson whose death occurred 14 years ago. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lula Netzley, North Manchester, Ind.; Mrs. Joseph Flory, Dayton; Mrs. Besse Ayers, Greenville, and Mrs. Noble R. Haskett, Union City; three sons, Harry L. Jackson, Greenville; Ray F. Jackson, Richmond, and Grant A. Jackson, Brock, O.; 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of a family of 12 children.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles E. Wright

New Madison – Charles E. Wright, 69, well-known retired Darke county farmer, died Thursday night at his home here. Survivors: wife, Katie; two daughters, five grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. Services: Sunday, New Madison. Burial: Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 3, 1949

Randall Services Will Be Wednesday

Services for William B. Randall, 87, who died Sunday night at Wayne hospital, Greenville, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Miller funeral home in that city. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Randall had spent most of his life in Darke County, moving to Greenville in 1915 from New Weston where for a ten-year period he operated a sales agency for the American Steel Wire company. He had been a member of Champion IOOF lodge in Greenville for over 50 years and also belonged to the Greenville Encampment.

One grandson, Harry R. Randall, Greenville, and two great-grandsons are the only immediate survivors.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 3, 1949

James Campbell Dies At Home Of Son In Richmond

James. O. Campbell, 61, died Saturday evening at the home of a son, Murlen, 1506 New Paris pike, Richmond, following an extended illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell had been residents of Winchester and Randolph county all their lives, but went to Richmond when Mr. Campbell became ill. Mr. Campbell was a retired farmer and interior decorator. He was a member of the Main Street Christian church in Winchester.

Survivors include the widow, Fern; three sons, Murlen, with whom he had been living, Norval of Englewood, Calif., and Thurl of Washington Court House, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Douglas Hudgin of Alameda, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Charles Campbell of Richmond; three brothers, Fred of Winchester, Walter and Lester of Richmond, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Campbell will be conducted at the Jericho Friends church at 1:30 (CST) Wednesday with Rev. Raymond Harris, pastor of the First Christian church in Richmond, officiating, and Rev. Gene Fernsler, pastor of the South Salem Church of Christ, assisting.

Friends may call at the Jones funeral home, 1307 East Main street, in Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 4, 1949

Services Are Held For Ansonia Man

Private funeral services were held this afternoon in the Miller Brothers mortuary, Versailles, for Joseph A. Flayer, 71, who died suddenly Sunday at his home in Ansonia following a heart attack. Burial was in Greenlawn cemetery at Versailles.

Mr. Flayer, an employe of the Darke county highway department for several years, was formerly a bridge contractor. He leave a wife, Ella; one son, Rush, Vandalia; one grandchild; two brothers and two sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 4, 1949

Darke County Death – Raymond E. Godard

Greenville – Raymond Earl Godard, 73, retired farmer, died suddenly from a heart attack Sunday at his home here. Mr. Godard moved to Greenville four years ago from near New Madison where he had been actively engaged in farming pursuits for nearly 50 years. Survivors: wife, Ethel, one sister and a brother. Services: Wednesday, here.

[He was buried on May 4, 1949 in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 5, 1949

Darke County Death – Henry August Ziebell

Bradford – Henry August Ziebell, 87, retired Franklin township farmer, died from a heart attack Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Zechar, on Bradford, route two. He had lived in Darke county since 1895. Services: Thursday, Pleasant View Mennonite church, south of Gettysburg. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1949

Services Held For Stillborn Daughter

Last rites were held at the Fraze funeral home this afternoon for the infant daughter of Edwin and Eunice Louise (Cline) Turner, West Oak street, Union City, who was stillborn at the Union City hospital at 3 a. m. today. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Turner of route 4, Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cline of route 1, Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1949

Prominent U. C. Businessman Dies Suddenly

James Moy Downing, 48, well-known Union City businessman, died suddenly at 10:30 a. m. today at the Union City hospital from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Downing had been in failing health from diabetes for the past several years and was admitted to the hospital for medical treatment Wednesday.

Together with his brother, Otto, Mr. Downing had operated the City cafe at 113 N. Columbia street, Union City, for the past several years. He resided at 117 ½ North Columbia street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born February 27, 1901, the son of Alva and Hettie (Hardman) Downing. He was educated in the Union City schools and was married to Garnet Gribben in Winchester in 1921. Mr. Downing was a member of the Union City Christian church, Elks lodge and Twin State Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

His wife, father and brother are the only immediate survivors. One brother preceded him in death in 1913.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call after 5 p. m.(DST) Saturday.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. G. McCallister, will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1949

J. E. Segraves Dies Suddenly At Winchester Home

James Eugene Segraves, 37, former Winchester businessman, passed away suddenly at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at his home, 536 North West street.

Mr. Segraves was a former owner of the Band Box Cleaners in Winchester. He was a member of the Moose lodge.

He was born in Winchester the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Segraves, who now reside in Angola.

Survivors in addition to the parents, include the widow, Regina; one daughter, Verna May; one son, Mikey; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Shaw of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Herbert Bergman of LaGrange, and Mrs. Irene Monger of Angola, and one brother, Harold of Angola.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 6, 1949

Alice B. Eiler Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Alice B. Eiler, 79, of 608 West Washington street, Winchester, passed away at the Randolph County hospital Thursday morning following an illness of one month.

She was born October 22, 1869, in Winchester, the daughter of Solomon and Henrietta (Bachfield) Yunker, and spent practically all of her lifetime in Randolph county. Her husband, Oliver, preceded her in death in 1931.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of San Bernadino, Calif., and John of Bell Flower, Calif.; one grandson, Richard of Tucson, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Peggy Burger of Los Angeles, Calif., and two nieces, Miss Grace Yunker of Winchester, and Onieta Chenoweth of Detroit, Mich.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services for Mrs. Eiler will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 7, 1949

Mrs. Ada Bell, Prominent U. C. Woman, Dies

Mrs. Ada Given Bell, one of the oldest residents of Union City, died today at 7:30 a. m. at the city hospital from the effects of a fractured left hip she suffered in a fall at her home, 504 North Howard street, on April 26. She would have been 96 years old on June 4.

Mrs. Bell was the widow of Samuel R. Bell, a prominent Union City attorney, surveyor and industrialist. He did much of the early surveying of Union City and was a partner in the old Union City Wheelworks and Knapp Supply company. Mr. Bell, together with the late C. C. Adelsperger, also founded the Union City Body company.

Mrs. Bell was prominent in church and social organizations of Union City. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, the only surviving charter member of the Ticknor club and the oldest member of Over-the-Teacups club.

She was born on June 4, 1853 in Wooster, O., the daughter of William and Susan Croco-Given. Following her education at Wooster, she was married to Mr. Bell on July 24, 1879. His death occurred in 1916.

Mrs. Bell came to Union City following her marriage and had resided in the city for 70 years.

Her only survivors include three nieces, Mrs. George R. Feltman, Union City; Mrs. H. W. Horn, Wichita, Kansas, and Mrs. Roy Hartman, Wooster.

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

Services will be held Monday at 1 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. O. J. McMullen in charge. Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Wooster cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 7, 1949

Ed J. Payne, Retired Mail Carrier, Dies

Ed J. Payne, 73, prominent Winchester resident and a retired mail carrier, passed away at 4:20 o'clock Friday morning at the Randolph County hospital following a month's serious illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Winchester. He was born June 20, 1875, the son of William E. and Elizabeth (Mills) Payne.

Mr. Payne was the first foot city carrier in Winchester. He went to work for the postoffice department on December 3, 1899, and retired on June 30, 1940 after forty-one years of service.

Survivors include the widow, Flo Watson Payne; one son, Donald H. of Indianapolis; one step-daughter, Mrs. Cedric Briner of Lancaster, Ohio, and one stepson, W. T. Romizer of Baltimore, Md., and five grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Payne will be conducted at 2 o'clock (DST) Sunday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 7, 1949

Last Rites For Ella Mendenhall To Be Sunday

The body of Mrs. Ella Mendenhall arrived at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester Saturday where friends may call after 7 p. m.

Mrs. Mendenhall was the widow of Dr. Arthur Mendenhall, who was born and reared in Randolph county and attended Winchester schools. She died Thursday afternoon at Columbia, Mo.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock (CST) Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors are two sons, Albert of Indianapolis, and Hurst of Columbia, Mo., and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 10, 1949

Return Body Of Army Veteran; Related Locally

The body of Pfc Ora (Jack) Jordan, 26, of Winamac, Ind., who was killed in action in Luxemburg on January 29, 1945, has been returned to this country for burial

Survivors include one son, Montie Allen Jordan, 10, and one daughter, Joan Mae, 6, who both reside with Pfc. Jordan's sister-In-law, Mrs. Milo McGinnis, in Union City; two brothers and two sisters, all of Michigan. The two children made their home with Mrs. McGinnis upon the death of Pfc. Jordan's wife, Georgie, two years ago.

Services will be held at the Kennedy funeral home in Winamac at 2 p. m. Sunday, with burial in Crown Hill cemetery in that city.

Pfc. Jordan entered the service in May, 1944 and was sent overseas in November of that year. Another brother, Jay Jordan, also was killed in Action while serving with the army air forces.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 10, 1949

Hutchison Rites Set Tuesday At Spartanburg

Funeral services for George Hutchison, 74, will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. J. E. Slimp in charge. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Mr. Hutchison, a retired carpenter, died Monday evening following a lingering illness. He resided in Spartanburg.

Survivors include the widow, Lou; two sons, Russell of Greenville, and Floyd of Union City; one granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Elliott of Richmond.

Friends may call at the residence in Spartanburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 10, 1949

Darke County Death – Estella Schrader

Greenville – A 64-year-old widow, Mrs. Estella May Schrader, was found dead in bed late Friday afternoon at her home here. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services: Monday, Abbottsville EUB church. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

[Her maiden name was Estella May Fourman. Only survivor was Mrs. Inez Nischwitz of rural route 2, Arcanum.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 11, 1949

Darke County Death – Margaret Sammet

Versailles – Mrs. Margaret Sammet, 72, widow of N. R. Sammet, Versailles, died Sunday at a Cleveland hospital after a lingering illness. Services: Tuesday, Versailles. Burial: Sabina, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 11, 1949

Darke County Death – Return Bodies

Greenville – The bodies of two more Darke county servicemen killed in action in Europe are being returned to the United States. The county war dead and their next of kin are: Staff Sgt. William O. Hudson, Greenville; Staff Sgt. Harry C. Ross, air force, Ormal Ross, Greenville, route two.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 11, 1949

Darke County Death – John F. Oda

Greenville – Services were held here Tuesday for John F. Oda, 90, who died Saturday at his home, 112 Pine street. Burial: city cemetery. A retired painter and wagon maker, Mr. Oda had spent most of his life in this vicinity. Survivors: wife, Ella; two sons, Orville, Dayton, and Lowell, Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. Levi Blocher, Greenville, route four, and Mrs. Elden Rife, Mrs. Mary E. Arnold and Mrs. Leonard Schultz, all of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 12, 1949

Infant Daughter Of Union City Couple Dies At Richmond

Diana Rae Avra, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Avra, East Elm street, Union City, died Wednesday afternoon at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond following a several months' illness.

Besides the parents, the infant leaves one brother, Kenneth; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weaver, Gettysburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Avra, Union City, and two great-grandfathers, Charles Bailey and Thomas Bulgar, both of Dayton.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Kessler funeral home in New Paris, Ohio. Dr. Martin Walters of Carlisle, Ohio, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Gettysburg, will officiate. Burial will be in New Paris cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 12, 1949

Edith Sorbray, 70, Succumbs At Family Home In Boundary

Mrs. Edith Sorbray, 70, wife of William R. Sorbray, died at 7:20 o'clock Wednesday night at the family home in Boundary, southeast of Portland, after an illness of three weeks.

She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian church.

Surviving in addition to the husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Naomi Sibery, of Bryant, Mrs. Betty Smith and Mrs. Roberta Smith, both of Union City, one brother, William Darst of Matthews; six grandsons and six great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 10:30 o'clock ((DST) Saturday morning with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery, Fort Recovery, Ohio.

Friends may call at the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 12, 1949

Returning Two County War Dead For Burial

The bodies of two Randolph county war dead are being returned to this country for final burial rites aboard the transport Haiti Victory. The servicemen are being returned from the European theater of war.

A total of 5,328 Americans who lost their lives during World War II are being returned to the United States aboard the Haiti Victory.

The Randolph county war dead being returned and next of kin are:

Pfc. Andrew F. Critser, Bertha L. Critser, Winchester, route 2.

Pfc. Howard W. Thompson, Glenda T. Clevenger, route 2, Parker.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 12, 1949

Darke County Death – John E. North

Greenville – John E. North, 97, one of Darke county's oldest residents, died Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ware, Greenville, where he had resided for the past five months. Death was attributed to the effects of a heart attack. A former county school teacher, Mr. North had in late years devoted most of his time to writing and several of his articles and poems had appeared in national periodicals. He had spent most of his life in the Fort Jefferson area. Survivors: brother, Thomas Leroy North, Greenville, rural route, and four grandchildren. Services in charge of Miller funeral home.

[He was buried in the Fort Jefferson Cemetery. Survivors also included a foster daughter, Mrs. Russell Moist, Greenville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 12, 1949

Darke County Death – Grace C. Kuns

Greenville – Mrs. Grace C. Kuns, 64, wife of Guy E. Kuns, died Monday afternoon from a heart attack at her home here. Other survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Ruth G. Rhoad and Mrs. Etie Gribler, both of Greenville. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 14, 1949

Darke County Death – Peter N. Pequignot

Versailles – Peter N. Pequignot, 93, one of the oldest resident of Versailles, died Wednesday at the home of a son, William, at 302 North Center street. Death followed a six-month illness. A retired farmer and former railroader, Mr. Pequignot had spent his entire life in the Versailles community. Services: Friday, here. Burial: St. Valbert's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 16, 1949

Hiram Fowler Dies At Home In Winchester

Hiram Lunsford Fowler, 89, passed away Sunday morning at his home on West Franklin street in Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Catherine; four sons, Charles of Lawton, Okla., George of Union City, Jesse L. at home, and Clarence of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Lucas of Chicago, and Mrs. Pansy Boone of Winchester; a sister Mrs. Madge Loush of Muncie; seven grandsons, and five great-grandchildren.

The body was remove to the Summers mortuary in Winchester where friends may call. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives.

[Funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Pittsburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 16, 1949

Darke County Death – Mary Jane Hall

Greenville – Mrs. Mary Jane Hall, 82, widow of John Hall, died Friday at her home two miles north of Greenville. She had spent the major part of her life in the Greenville vicinity and was a member of the _______ church. Survivors: sister, Miss Hettie Landers, near Greenville; one brother, Charles Landers, Fort Jefferson, nieces and nephews. Services: Sunday, residence. Burial: Manuel cemetery near Coletown.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 17, 1949

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Martha Studebaker of Union City is mourning the death of a brother, Lewis Bolen, 82, retired farmer, which occurred Sunday at his home , three miles north of Arcanum, following a one-week illness from heart trouble. Services were held this afternoon at the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 18, 1949

Six-Weeks Old Winchester Baby Smothered To Death In Blanket

Pamela Sue Passmore, six-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Passmore, jr., passed away Tuesday morning at the family home on Fourth street, Winchester.

The baby was found dead, smothered in a blanket as she lay in her bed.

Surviving in addition to the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Passmore, sr., of Winchester, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stagalman of Milton, Iowa.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at the funeral home. Burial was made in Fountain Park Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Elmer D. Jefferis

Greenville – Elmer D. Jefferis, 74, well known retired Greenville auto dealer, died suddenly Saturday night at his home here following a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Nellie; daughter, Mrs. Russell Miller, Greenville; one grandson and a brother, Ed Jefferis, Greenville. Services: Tuesday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 19, 1949

Brother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Thad Smith of Union City is mourning the death of a brother, George H. Stooksberry, 59, well-known resident of Salamonia in Jay county, which occurred Tuesday at the Jay County hospital in Portland.

Besides the sister, he leaves the wife, Pearl, two daughters and two brothers. Services were held this afternoon at the Salamonia Reformed church, with burial in Salamonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 19, 1949

Darke County Death – Emma Bruner

Greenville – Mrs. Emma Bruner, 78, formerly of Greenville, died Monday at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Dayton following an extended illness. Services: Greenville, Thursday. Burial: city cemetery. Survivors: son, Charles Sackett, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Herschel Miller, Dayton; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a stepson, Raymond Bruner, Fort Wayne; stepdaughter, Mrs. Gladys Wombolt, Woodington, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Bailey, Greenville.

[Her maiden name was Emma Harp.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Joseph Toohey

New Madison – Joseph Warren Toohey, 56, who was forced to quit farming in Harrison township five years ago because of ill health, died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Dorsey Byers, route one, New Madison, on Tuesday. Services: Friday, Savona. Burial: Ft. Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Ozro Schneck

Greenville – Ozro C. Schneck, 87, who at one time operated the old Farmers hotel in Greenville, died Tuesday night at Wayne hospital after a ten-day illness. He resided at 523 Central avenue. Services: Friday, Greenville, with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Sgt. William Hudson

Greenville – Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Sturgis, Mich., for Sgt William Olwine Hudson, son of Mrs. Forrest Hudson, Greenville, whose body was returned to the United States this week from Europe. Burial: Riverside cemetery, Howe, Ind. Sgt. Hudson was killed in action on September 22, 1944, while serving as a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 21, 1949

Martha Rohr Funeral To Be At Ft. Recovery

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Fort Recovery Methodist church for Miss Martha Rohr, 65, prominent in business, civic and social affairs at Fort Recovery, who died Thursday night at Otis hospital in Celina. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery at Fort Recovery.

Miss Rohr, who died after a four-day illness from heart trouble, had been employed as a bookkeeper at the Fort Recovery Banking company for the past 36 years. She was born near Rose Hill in Darke county, located northeast of Union City, and during her early life was a teacher in rural schools in this area.

She was a member of both the Fort Recovery library board and historical society and for several years had been actively affiliated with the Business and Professional Women's club, Order of Eastern Star, Methodist church and Garden club in the neighboring town.

Survivors include one brother, Lewis Rohr, Gale's Creek, Oregon, and three sisters, Mrs. Lucy B. Herman, Cowan, Ind., Mrs. Margaret Rafelty, New Weston, and Mrs. Catherine Green, Fort Recovery.

Friends may call at the Rohr residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 21, 1949

Edward O. Long Dies After Long Illness

Edward O. Long, 58, passed away early this morning at his home in Saratoga following 26 years of invalidism from the effects of injuries suffered in World War I. He was the son of the late Jacob and Mary Long.

Survivors include the widow, Gladys; two children, Mrs. Dorothy Isenbarger and Richard Long, both of Saratoga; two brothers, Francis of Des Moines, Iowa, and Charles of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Mincer of Dawn, O., and Mrs. Emma Deboy of Ridgeville; and two grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after Sunday noon.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 (CST) at the Saratoga United Brethren church in charge of Rev. C. H. Grace. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 23, 1949

Union City Man Killed, Another Injured In Week End Accidents

A Union City man was killed and another seriously injured in two separate accidents in southwestern Ohio over the week end.

They were:

Clarence Schellenberg, 31, Jackson pike, who died instantly of a fractured skull when the car in which he was riding overturned on a highway three miles north of Blanchester, Ohio, near Wilmington, at 7:20 pm. Saturday. He was thrown through the windshield and the car fell on his head.

Lee C. Branson, 21, 344 South Columbia street, who suffered several broken ribs, a sprained ankle and multiple cuts and bruises after the car he was driving was struck by a New York Central passenger train in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, earl Sunday morning.

Traveling with Branson were Frank Byrd, 26, of Hazel Green, Ky., who died almost instantly from a crushed skull, and Charles Driscoe, 19, of Bowen, Ky., who suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries.

The accident occurred on U. S. highway 25, and the train was northbound. The state highway patrol and Sharonville police investigated. Other details were lacking.

Involved in the Saturday night auto crash, besides Clarence Schellenberg, were eight other persons, including his wife, Maxine, another adult and six children. The all were riding in the same car.

Mrs. Schellenberg was treated for cuts and shock at Our Lady of Mercy hospital at Mariemont, near Cincinnati. While at the hospital she also suffered a broken jaw in a fall.

Other injured:

William Schellenberg, 41, Bradford, Ohio, driver of the car and a brother of the victim, lacerations of the scalp.

Ruth Schellenberg, 14, of Lima, O., daughter of Richard Schellenberg, who was not in the car, broken neck.

Her sister, Faye, 13, fractured head and ankle.

Linda Schellenberg, 5, daughter of the driver, fractured collar bone and ribs.

Elmer Wietholber, 34, Minster, Ohio, fractured nose.

His son, Daniel, 4, lacerations of the face.

Joe Ann Schellenberg, 13, another daughter of the driver, lacerations of the scalp.

The state patrol investigated and the injured were taken to hospitals in the Cincinnati area.

Patrolmen said the group had just left a wedding party near Blanchester and the automobile apparently failed to make a sharp curve in the highway.

Funeral arrangements for Clarence Schellenberg were pending, according to latest reports.

The cars in both wrecks were demolished.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Yoder funeral home in St. Marys, Ohio. Burial was made in Elmgrove Cemetery at St. Marys. He was survived by his wife, Maxine; three children, Clarence, Jr., Robert and Gloria, all at home; four brothers and two sisters.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 23, 1949

Services Are Held For Stillborn Infant

Graveside services were held this afternoon at the Union City cemetery for Linda Sue Hines, infant daughter of Edward and Patsy Keener-Hines, West Pearl street, Union City, who was stillborn at the city hospital Sunday at 1:30 p. m. Rev. G. M. Gillespie officiated and Brooks and Sons funeral home was in charge of burial arrangements.

Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hines, Union City, and the maternal grandparents, Ernest Keener, Union City, and Mrs. Letha Elliott, Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 23, 1949

Deerfield Woman Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Jane Walt, 74, of near Deerfield passed away Sunday evening at the Randolph County hospital.

Surviving are the husband, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Delores Deeters of Troy, Ohio; a son, Trenton of near Saratoga, and four brothers, Samuel Garringer of Winchester, Isaac of Michigan, David of Portland and Ben of New Pittsburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Deerfield Methodist church by Rev. James Wallace. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Baird funeral home in Portland to the home of the son, Trenton, in Saratoga, where friends may call after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 23, 1949

Darke County Death – Joseph Dapore

Russia – Joseph Dapore, 76, died Saturday at his home here. Services: Monday, Russia. Burial: Catholic church cemetery. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Josephine Grilliot, Versailles, and a brother, Michael Dapore, Sidney.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 23, 1949

Darke County Death – Lt. George Sherry

Versailles – Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Marker funeral home in Versailles for Second Lt. George R. Sherry, 23, who lost his life in aerial action over Germany on April 11, 1944. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sherry, route three, Lt. Sherry enlisted in the army air force on April 15, 1942.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 24, 1949

Arthur G. Cougill, Two Times County Commissioner, Is Dead Near Parker

Arthur G. Cougill, 68, former Randolph county commissioner, died Tuesday morning at his home east of Parker.

He had been in ill health for the past several months.

Mr. Cougill served as commissioner two terms, from January 1, 1943 to December 31, 1948.

Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth G.; two daughters, Mrs. Frank [Leone] Joy of Muncie and Mrs. George [Dorcas] Morris of Parker; one son, [Samuel] Ross Cougill of Parker; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Will Tharp of Albany and Mrs. Earl Swander of Muncie; one brother, Robie Cougill of DeSoto; two step-children, Mr. Thelma Conger of Indianapolis and Martin H. Meeks of Sarasota, Fla.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Walter Hook of Muncie and Mrs. John Scong of Redkey.

The body was removed to the Perry funeral chapel in Parker. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Parker Methodist church. Interment was made in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 24, 1949

Lifelong County Resident Dies At Home In Lynn

Elkanah B. Johnson, 90, died at his home in Lynn early Monday morning following an illness of several months.

A retired farmer, Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

Surviving are the widow, Lilly; four sons, Fred of Terra Bella, Calif., Herbert and Frank of near Lynn, and Russell of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Elma Hannah of Indianapolis, and twenty-two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Mr. Johnson, familiarly known as “Cany,” would have been 91 years old next August 23. He formerly lived at Johnson station south of Lynn and attended the Spiceland academy.

A son of Willard and Ruth Johnson, prominent Quakers (his mother was a Friends minister), the deceased was a birthright Quaker.

Two children, Dottie (Johnson) Coats and Walter Johnson are deceased. He and Mrs. Johnson would have celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary in October.

Funeral services will be held at the Lynn Friends church Wednesday at 2 p. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Franklin Chant. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 24, 1949

Cora E. Baker Death Occurs In Greenville

Mrs. Cora Edna Baker, 72-year-old former resident of the Union City community, died Tuesday at 3 a. m. at the St. Clair home in Greenville, Ohio, following a one month serious illness. She had resided at the Greenville home for the past four years and was in failing health the last several years.

Born near New Philadelphia, Ohio, she was the daughter of Peter and Rosanna (Bender) Dickey.

At the age of seven she moved with her parents to the Rose Hill community northeast of Union City. Later she lived on a farm west of Union City.

She was married to Samuel Baker whose death occurred in May, 1937. She was a member of the Union City Christian church.

One brother, Elmer Dickey of rural route one Arcanum is the only immediate survivor.

Final rites will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 25, 1949

Charles C. Mann, 77, Well-Known Randolph County Educator, Is Dead

Charles C. Mann, 77, a retired Randolph and Wayne county school teacher, died Tuesday morning at his home, 123 ½ South Thirteenth street, in Richmond.

Mr. Mann was well known in Randolph county, having taught school in the old district school near Spartanburg, the Lynn school and at Spartanburg.

After receiving his elementary education in Randolph county schools, he attended Central Normal college and Indiana State Teachers college, before doing graduate work at Ball State Teachers college, Miami university and Purdue university.

A popular and respected educator, he started his teaching career in 1890 in the old one-room district school near Spartanburg in Greenfork township, where he taught for 12 years.

In 1902, he was signed as principal of the Spartanburg high school, remaining there for nine years.

After leaving Spartanburg, Mr. Mann accepted the principalship of the Lynn high school where he taught for 12 years, establishing the school's first commercial course. He resigned in 1923 to accept a position with the Dennis Junior high school at Richmond, whee he taught until he retired in 1939.

A supporter of the consolidated school movement, he was instrumental in the building of the Spartanburg school, one of the state's first consolidated schools.

Mr. Mann probably had more “best teacher” awards than any other instructor. Among his students were Will C. Moore, now principal of the Lynn high school, and Glen O. Chenoweth, Randolph county school superintendent.

Also active in church work, he served as Sunday school teacher for many years and at the time of his death was a member of the Lynn Church of Christ.

He was an amateur baseball player in his youth and had been active in junior sports administration.

Survivors include four children, Dr. P. W. Mann of Gary, Mrs. J. M. Wallace of Richmond, Marvin Mann of Richmond, and Mrs. Helen Heiser of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Amos Comer of Spartanburg and Mrs. Russell Clark of Winchester.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the Jones and Placke funeral home in Richmond. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 25, 1949

Darke County Death – Lillian B. Calvert

Greenville – Mrs. Lillian B. Calvert, 71, mother of Robert Calvert, Darke county district Boy Scout executive, died Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ware, 300 East Third street. Services and burial were planned in Cincinnati, where she formerly lived.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 26, 1949

Services For Parker Soldier Set Saturday

Funeral services for Pfc. Howard W. Thompson, 28, son of Mrs. Glenda Clevenger of near Parker, who was killed in Belgium in 1945, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Union church at Parker. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Besides the mother he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry Williamson of Sweetser, and two brothers, Robert and Thomas, both of Muncie.

The body will be removed from the Thornburg mortuary at Farmland to the mother's residence Friday afternoon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 26, 1949

Darke County Death – Glenn McDowell

Painter Creek – Glenn I. McDowell, 53, Painter Creek electrician, died Monday at the Bluffton, Ind., clinic where he had undergone a major operation last Thursday. Survivors: wife, Nellie M.; three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, mother, brother and two sisters. Services: Thursday, Greenville. Burial: Mote cemetery near Pitsburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 31, 1949

Teegarden Burial For Catherine Westfall, Rossburg Resident

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Marker funeral home in Versailles for Mrs. Catherine E. Westfall, 74, who died Friday night at her home in Rossburg after a three month illness. Burial was in Teegarden cemetery, located northeast of Union City.

The deceased, wife of Hugh Westfall, had spent her entire life in Darke county, residing in Rossburg for the past ten years.

Besides the husband, she leaves five sons, James Westfall, Detroit; Frank, Harry and Eugene Westfall, of Dayton, and Wilbur Westfall, Rossburg; four daughters, Mrs. Marian Miller, Detroit; Mrs. Rowena Garrett, Greenville; Mrs. Bessie Foster, New Weston, and Mrs. Beryl Tittle, Eaton, O.; 32 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, John Lephart, Ansonia, and James Lephart, Columbus.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 31, 1949

Final Rites For John R. Stuart Are Held Today

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for John R. Stuart, 87-year-old retired farmer, whose death occurred Saturday at 5:45 p. m. at his home, three and one-half miles northeast of Union City on route five. He had been ill since September, 1946 and his condition was serious since last Wednesday.

The services were conducted in Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating Burial was made in Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Stuart was born on November 23, 1861 near Eaton, Ohio, the son of Irwin and Hannah Balinger-Stuart. He received his education in Preble county schools and came with his parents to Jackson, Ohio, township when he was 18 years old.

In 1885 at Greenville he was married to Dona Smith whose death occurred about 10 years ago. Mr. Stuart retired from the occupation of farming several years ago and was a former member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Netta Constable, Bethel, Ind.; one son, Chester Stuart, Union City, route five; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 31, 1949

Union City Man Succumbs Today At Portland

Robert F. Brown, 72-year-old retired city employe of Union City, died Tuesday at 1:35 a. m. at the Jay County hospital in Portland from the effects of pneumonia. His death followed a two-months illness and his condition was critical for the last week.

He made his home at the residence of Miss Lea Rinbarger, North Columbia street, Union City. There are no immediate survivors.

The body will be removed from the Williamson funeral home in Portland to the Rinbarger residence where friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Rinbarger residence with Rev. O. J. McMullen in charge. Burial will be in New Lisbon cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 31, 1949

Darke County Death – Frank Passon

Greenville – Franklin O. (Frank) Passon, 64, Greenville carpenter, died suddenly of a hemorrhage Tuesday night at his home here. A lifelong resident of Greenville, he leaves 2 sons, Harold, St. Louis, Mo., and Gerald, of here; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Schaffer, St. Louis; four grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Howard, route five. Services: Friday, here, Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 1, 1949

Father Of Local Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Richard Ayers of Union City, is mourning the death of her father, Dan L. Nealeigh, 53, prominent citizen of Eaton. O., which occurred Monday afternoon.

Other survivors include the wife, Minerva; one son, Dan jr., of Eaton, and four grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Congregational church in Eaton. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery at Eaton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Union Citian Mourns Death Of Father

Mr. and Mrs. Bert W. Sawyer, 932 West Oak street, Union City, have been called to Wheelock, N. D., because of the illness and death of his father, Bert R. Sawyer, which occurred May 25 from the effects of a stroke. Services were held last Saturday at Wheelock, with burial in a cemetery there. The deceased had several friends in Union City, having visited here last winter.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Dwight Warner

Greenville – Dwight Arden Warner, 21, of Greenville, route two, was almost killed instantly Sunday night in a two-car collision at the south edge of Bradford. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Warner. Services: Wednesday, Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Darke County Death – David Plessinger

Versailles – Services for David Plessinger, 20, who died Monday at a Lima hospital, were held Wednesday at Versailles. Burial: Greenville cemetery. Survivors: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Plessinger and a brother, Robert Lee.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Darke County Death – John B. Grilliot

North Star – Services were held Wednesday at North Star for John B. Grilliot, 89, retired county farmer, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. August Vondrell, in Cassela, O. Burial: Catholic church cemetery. Mr. Grilliot was an active farmer in the North Star area for over a half-century.

[Burial was made in St. Louis Cemetery at North Star.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Eva DeHaven

Palestine – Mrs. Eva [Riggle] DeHaven, 63, wife of Dennis DeHaven, of Palestine, died Tuesday at he Gaylor-Nickle clinic in Bluffton, Ind., after a lingering illness. Services: Thursday, here. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Darke County Death – Mary Coppess

Ansonia – Services for Mrs. Mary Fern [Selby] Coppess, 86, who died Sunday at her home in Ansonia,m were held Tuesday afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home. Burial: Ansonia cemetery. Survivors: step-son, John Coppess, Ansonia; step-daughter, Mrs. Ollie Miller, Covington; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 2, 1949

Walter Wasson Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Walter Wasson, 30, of Winchester, passed away at 5 a. m. today at the Randolph County hospital following a short illness.

Survivors include the widow, Ruth; three children, Richard, Walker Ray and Carolyn Sue, and two step-children, Bessie and Donald Lee, all at home; one brother, Leonard of Winchester; one half-brother, Ellis Hedger of Farmland, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Wasson of Knowleton, Ky.

Funeral services for Mr. Wasson will be conducted at 2 o'clock (CST) Friday afternoon at the Summers mortuary in Winchester in charge of Rev. Kenneth Pickering. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 3, 1949

U. C. Woman Mourns Death Of Sister, Woodington Native

Mrs. R. S. Collins of Union City, is mourning the death of her sister, Mrs. Marie Boze-Ervin, 50, widow of Herman Ervin, which occurred Thursday at 7 P. m. at her home in Piqua, Ohio, following an extended illness from leukemia.

Mrs. Ervin was born and reared in the Woodington community, located southeast of Union City, and had spent most of her life in Darke county. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving besides the sister, are two daughters, and three sons, all of Piqua; the mother, Mrs. Isabelle Boze, Piqua; three other sisters, Mrs. D. C. Hufford, Woodington, and Mrs. Ernest Strohmeyer, and Mrs. Richard Strohmeyer, both of Piqua, and two brothers, Harry Boze, Dayton, and Charles Boze, Toledo.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Baptist church in Piqua, with burial in Piqua cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 4, 1949

Nora E. LaFevre Dies At Home In Union City

Mrs. Nora Ellen LeFevre, 62, wife of Romney Fraze LeFevre, well-known Union City barber, passed away at 6:15 p. m. Friday at her residence, 320 North State Line street, Union City, following a one-year serious illness from a complication of diseases.

Born in Ansonia on January 10, 1887, she was the daughter of William and Mary Jane Baughman. She received her education in Ansonia schools and made her home in Union City 50 years ago. Her marriage to Mr. LeFevre took place on January 3, 1904 in Union City.

Mrs. LeFevre was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City and the Ladies of the Golden Eagle.

Besides the husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Sando, Winchester, and Mrs. Betty Eley, Union City; two sons, George LeFevre, Dayton, and Richard LeFevre, Union City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and six sisters, Mrs. Alice Needham, Mrs. Opal Kyle, Mrs. Mabel Sprowl and Mrs. Fay King, all of Union City; Mrs. Emma Welbaum, Dayton, and Mrs. Lona Covey, of Selma, Ore.

The body was removed to the Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after 2 p. m. Sunday.

Final rites, in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 4, 1949

Darke County Death – Lydia Fryman

Greenville – Mrs. Lydia [Flory] Fryman, 89, widow of George Fryman, died Friday at her home here. She had resided in Greenville for over 40 years. Survivors: two daughters, Mary Fryman, at home, and Mrs. Pearl Krickenbarger, Arcanum, route 1; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 4, 1949

Darke County Death – Anson Brown

Greenville – Anson M. Brown, 84, retired county farmer, died Wednesday at the home of a son, Cary E. Brown, in Greenville. He had spent most of his life in the North Star vicinity. Services: Friday, North Star. Burial: Yorkshire cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 4, 1949

Darke County Death – Ada Coleman

Savona – Mrs. Ada Viola Coleman, 72, wife of C. W. Coleman, died Friday at her home here. Services: in charge of Miller funeral home in Greenville.

[She was buried on June 6 at Germantown, Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 4, 1949

Darke County Death – Cornelius Lehman

Brock – Services were held Friday at Brock for Cornelius H. Lehman, 89, who died Tuesday at the home of a son, Vernon, three miles west of Versailles. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, was in charge with burial in Brock cemetery. Mr. Lehman had spent most of his life in the Brock community.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Death Claims John W. Arthur, Army Veteran

John W. Arthur, 76, a retired member of the U. S. army who resided at 617 North Columbia street, Union City, passed away Sunday at 5:30 a. m. at the Veterans' hospital in Dayton from a complication of diseases.

He had been in a serious condition for the past four months during which time he received medical care at the Hines Veterans' hospital in Chicago as well as at the Dayton hospital.

Mr. Arthur, a member of the army for over 25 years, had seen action in the Spanish-American War and later served as a post exchange manager at Fort Terry, N. Y., West Point military academy and Governor's Island, N. Y.

Upon his retirement from the army Mr. Arthur was associated with a wholesale grocery business in Brooklyn prior to making his home in the Union City community 13 years ago.

Born on April 25, 1873, near Bartonia, he was the son of Abner and Mary Bowman-Arthur. In 1903 at New London, Conn., he was married to Pearl Kerr.

Mr. Arthur was a member of the Masonic lodge at New London, and the Camp McKinley post, Spanish-American War Veterans, at Dayton.

Besides the wife, he leaves one son, John, jr., of Yonkers, N. Y.; three grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Lee, Ashland, Ore.; Mrs. Ernest Hall, a twin sister, of Chicago, and Mrs. Ross Sutton, of Richmond.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. M. Wilson of Richmond, officiating. Military burial in the Union City cemetery will be in charge of the American Legion And Veterans of foreign Wars. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Sarah M. Olesen Dies Saturday At Home Near New Pittsburg

Mrs. Sarah M. Olesen, 71, passed away Saturday night at her home one mile west of New Pittsburg on the Jay and Randolph county line, following a heart attack.

She was born February 22, 1878, in the same house in which she died, the daughter of Jacob and Ellen (Mays) Shaneyfelt. On February 11, 1902, she was married to Thorwald Olesen, who survives.

Other survivors include a foster son, James Boots of Muncie; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy West of Portland, Mrs. Synthia Louise Foust of North Judson, Mrs. Roxie Hathaway of North Salem, and Mrs. Cora Muckleberg of Largo, Fla. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Olesen will be conducted at the New Pittsburg Reformed church of which she was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock (DST). Rev. H. G. Perry will be in charge. Burial will be in the New Pittsburg cemetery. Friends may call at the Williamson funeral home in Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Final Rites For George Rhoades Will Be Tuesday

Funeral services have been arranged for George Edward Rhoades, 67-year-old retired farmer and carpenter, whose death occurred Saturday evening at 11:55 o'clock at his residence, 345 North Walnut street, Union City, following a two weeks' serious illness from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in failing health for the past two years.

The services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. t the residence with Rev. W. L. Denlinger of Coletown, officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. Zion cemetery, near Lynn.

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

He was born on March 14, 1882 near Lynn, the son of John and Mary Etta Brown-Rhoades. He received his education in Mt. Zion schools and came from Lynn to the Union City community about 35 years ago.

Mr. Rhoades was actively engaged as a farmer and carpenter until his retirement about four and one-half years ago.

The only immediate survivor is his wife, the former Ethel Williamson, whom he married at Greenville in 1920. One brother and a sister are deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Darke County Death – Viola B. Cross

Pitsburg – Mrs. Viola B. [Malcom] Cross, 72, widow of Granville Cross, died Thursday at her home here from a heart attack. Services: Sunday, Pitsburg. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Darke County Death – John Rentz

Greenville – John L. Rentz, 91, former city treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Greenville Federal Savings and Loan association for nearly a half century, died Thursday at the home of a son, Wilbur, in Greenville, after a lingering illness. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 6, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles Begin

Versailles – Services for Charles (Pie) Begin, 73, retired Versailles barber, were held Saturday at his home here. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery. He died Wednesday night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 7, 1949

Dorotha Goubeaux Funeral Wednesday; Was Related Locally

Services will be held Wednesday at 9 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Greenville for Mrs. Dorotha M. Goubeaux, 42, wife of Paul Goubeaux, whose death occurred Sunday at her home in Greenville following a six-month illness. Burial will be made in the Frenchtown cemetery.

Born in York township, Mrs. Goubeaux was a graduate of the Sugar Grove school. She had lived in Greenville for the last year.

Besides the husband, she leaves a son, Paul Ayette; one daughter, Mary Cecilia Ayette, and an adopted daughter, Gloria Ann Goubeaux, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Barga, near Rossburg and eight brothers and three sisters.

The brothers and sisters are: Vitalia Barga, Versailles; Vernon Barga, Ansonia; Ivan Barga and Mrs. John T. Welch, both of Union City; Eugene, Orthur and Duane Barga, all of Rossburg; Louis Barga, Carthagena; Mrs. Theodore Echeman, Sidney, and Mrs. Ott Grieshop, New Bremen.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 7, 1949

Martha Miller Dies At Farmland; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Martha Susan Miller, 76, wife of Hugh Miller and mother of Cecil B. (Jack) Miller, Winchester businessman, died at her home four miles northeast of Farmland Sunday night.

Surviving in addition to the husband and son, Cecil, are two other sons, Orville Ullom of Farmland, and Harry Ullon of Winchester; two daughters, Mrs. Gail Meranda of DeSoto, Mrs. Denver Brown of near Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Miller of Portland, and Mrs. Emma Lee of Winchester; a brother, Robert Miller of Winchester; two stepsons, Alva Miller of Farmland, and Herbe Miller of Florida; a stepdaughter, Mrs. India Addington of Detroit, Mich., and six grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be conducted at 2 p. m. (CST) Wednesday at the North White River church with Rev. Ruby Oren in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland to the residence where friends may call after 10 a. m. Tuesday.

[Her maiden name was also Miller.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 7, 1949

Return Body Of Pfc. Lee Jones To Ridgeville

The body of Pfc. Lee B. Jones will arrive in Ridgeville at 1:35 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with military escort and will be taken to the Middleton mortuary.

Last rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Thursday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Philip Williams, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Jones was a member, officiating. Interment will be in Lawndale cemetery.

Pfc. Jones was killed in action in Normandy on July 12, 1944, at the age of 32, while serving with the ninth infantry division. He was employed at the France stone quarry in Ridgeville at the time of his enlistment in the army in 1939.

Survivors include the father, Douglas, now of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one brother, Charles D. of Portland, and four sisters, Mrs. Mae Addington, Mrs. Bonnie Hawley and Mrs. Catherine Brundafe, all of Plainwell, Mich., and Mrs. Carol Hutchinson of Kalamazoo.

The Portland American Legion post will be in charge of military rites.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Leetha Studebaker

Greenville – Mrs. Leetha Mae Studebaker, 72, wife of J. L. Studebaker, died Friday night at her home six miles northeast of Greenville. Services: Monday, Twin Creek chapel, near West Manchester. Burial: Roselawn cemetery at Lewisburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Mark Beckman

Greenville – Mark B. Beckman, 66, former deputy collector of internal revenue in Darke county, died Friday at Gibbons hospital in Celina, following an illness from a heart condition. Beckman lived in Celina and after resigning from the federal revenue post became a partner in the accounting firm of Hilt and Beckman, with offices in Celina and Sidney. Services: Monday, Celina. Burial: Catholic church cemetery, Celina.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 8, 1949

Teegarden Burial For George Harless

Services were held this afternoon in Greenville for George Harless, 71, whose death occurred Saturday in Columbus where he had resided for the past 39 years. Burial was made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

A former Darke county resident, Mr. Harless was a plasterer and cement contractor. He leaves a son, Paul, of Eaton; one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Roby, Troy; a sister, Mrs. Laura Boyd, Ansonia, and four brothers, Charles, near Ansonia, and Harry, Milo and Lon, all of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 8, 1949

Graveside Rites At Spartanburg Tuesday For Infant Bragg

Graveside services were held at 10 a. m. Tuesday, at the Spartanburg cemetery for Janet Eileen Bragg, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bragg, who died at the Randolph County hospital Monday. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.

Survivors in addition to the parents include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harman Ayers, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bragg, all of Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 8, 1949

Floyd Best, 67, Retired farmer, Dies At Lynn

Floyd Best, 67, a retired farmer, passed away at 3:45 p. m. Tuesday at his home in Lynn, following an illness of several months.

Survivors include the widow, Nora; one daughter, Mrs. G. A. Miller of Dayton, Ohio, three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Bingham and Mrs. Sallie Huffestettler, both of Maryville, Tenn.

Funeral services for Mr. Best will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (DST) Thursday at the Apostolic church in Lynn with Rev. S. V. Stumn in charge. Burial will be in Arba cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 8, 1949

Darke County Death – Ronald Price

Baker's Store – Services were held Monday in Greenville for Ronald Douglas Price, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Price, near Baker's store, where death occurred Saturday night. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 8, 1949

Darke County Death – Susan Schaurer

Arcanum – Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Schaurer, 75, widow of Henry Schaurer, died Sunday in Wayne hospital, Greenville, from injuries suffered two weeks ago in a fall at her home on Arcanum, route two. Services: Wednesday, Painter Creek. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 10, 1949

Native Of Near Rose Hill Dies In Greenville

C. C. (Cliff) Snyder, 72, a native of near Rose Hill, located northeast of Union City, died Thursday at his residence, 438 West Fourth street in Greenville. He had been in failing health for several years.

Mr. Snyder had been active as a jobber of electrical appliances in Greenville for the past 35 years and was prominently identified with three Greenville fraternal organizations, the Masons, Elks and United Commercial Travelers. He also was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was reared in the Rose Hill community and had spent the major part of his life in Darke county. His parents were the late Daniel and Lydia Winterrowd-Snyder.

Survivors include a wife, Ada; one son, Carl, Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. Amy Louise McKinley, of Ashland, O.; three grandchildren, and one brother, James Snyder, of Union City.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Miller funeral home in Greenville, with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the Snyder residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 10, 1949

Wesley Engle Dies At Hospital In Richmond

Wesley Engle, 66, a resident of the Bloomingsport community, passed away early Thursday morning at a Richmond hospital, following a lingering illness. He was a member of the Bloomingsport Friends church.

Survivors include two sons, Fred and Edwin, both of near Lynn; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Thomas, also of near Lynn; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank Potts of Spartanburg, and one brother, James Engle of Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Engle will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Bloomingsport Friends church with Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn after 6 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 11, 1949

William Funk, U. C. Resident, Passes Away

William H. Funk, 74-year-old retired laborer, died Friday at 4 p. m. at the Greenville sanitarium following a five month illness. He resided at 305 Sycamore street, Union City.

Born on March 17, 1875, he was a native of Blackford county, Ind., and had spent practically all his life in the Union City vicinity. He was married to Rosanna Shephard whose death occurred in 1939.

Surviving are one son, Samuel Funk, of Union City; three grandchildren and several half-brothers.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Fraze funeral home in Union City with Capt. Floyd Root in charge. Burial will be in Snell cemetery near Hillgrove.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 11, 1949

Harold Mason Death Occurs In Union City

Harold W. Mason, 50, express man for the American Railway Express for many years, died Friday at 1 p. m. at his residence, 324 South Howard street, Union City, following a one year illness. He had been in a serious condition for the past five weeks.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born on March 17, 1899, the son of J. B. and Sarah Belle (Woodman) Mason. He received his education in the old South Side school, attended the Christian church and was a former member of the Eagles lodge.

Besides the parents, who reside in Union City, he leaves five brothers, Thomas, Melvin and Benjamin, also of Union City, Ralph of Cincinnati and Kenneth of Greensfork, Ind.; and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Mangas of Union City and Mrs. Kenneth Ripp of Tipp City, O.

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

Final rites, in charge of Rev. Charles G. McCallister, will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home, with interment in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 11, 1949

Aged Jay County Woman Dies At Winchester Home

Mrs. Rhuie Hysell, 99, one of Jay county's oldest residents, passed away at 5 a. m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fay Hiatt, 506 West Franklin street, Winchester. Mrs. Hysell became ill about six months ago and was critical during the last two weeks.

Mrs. Hysell was born March 29, 1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Kress. She had resided in Portland since 1901. Her husband, Harlow Hysell, whom she married in 1880, preceded her in death 21 years ago.

Surviving in addition to the daughter are two sons, Clinton and Clyde, both of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Cathryn Srofe of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Williamson funeral home in Portland where services will be held at 2:30 p. m.(DST) Sunday, in charge of Rev. Charles Fisher. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 13, 1949

Lydia Coover Dies At Daughter's Home Near Union City

Mrs. Lydia Elva Coover, 75, of Sidney, O., passed away Sunday at 11 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clint Armstrong, northeast of Union City near the Jackson school building, following a one-year illness.

A native of Darke county, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Christina Beck-Petry. She formerly resided in Greenville and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in that city.

Besides the daughter, she leaves one son, Samuel Coover, Sidney; one other daughter, Mrs. Vern Baker, Greenville, route two; four grandchildren; two brothers, Era Petry, West Milton, and Samuel Petry, New Madison, rural route, and one sister, Mrs. Cyrus Smelker, New Madison, route two. Her husband, George A. Coover, passed away in December of 1927.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Greenville Church of the Brethren with Rev. S. S. Blough officiating. Interment will be made in Hollansburg cemetery.

Friends may call at the Miller funeral home in Greenville after Tuesday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 13, 1949

Jellison Rites To Be Conducted Tuesday At 2

Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Tamei Leona Jellison, 74, wife of Robert A. Jellison, owner of the Standard Auto company, 235 Chestnut street, Union City, whose death occurred Saturday at 10:40 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a one-week serious illness from the effects of coronary thrombosis.

The services will e conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Charles G. McCallister will officiate, with burial in Elmridge cemetery at Muncie. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jellison, who had been in failing health for the past several years, resided at 530 West Division street, Union City.

A native of Randolph county, she was born on June 4, 1875, the daughter of William and Eliza Weyrick-Wren. At an early age she moved with her parents to Ansonia where she received her education.

On July 31, 1894 she was married to Mr. Jellison in Ansonia and they made their home in Union City during 1917. Mrs. Jellison was a member of the Union City Christian church and Order of Easter Star.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Clarence H. and Leonard R. Jellison, both of Union City; to daughters, Mrs. Pearl K. Poling, Muncie, and Mrs. Belva Bailey, Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Speelman, of Piqua, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 13, 1949

Aged Union City Resident Dies Today

James Funk, aged resident of Union City, passed away at 7 a. m. today at Wayne hospital, in Greenville. He resided on Deerfield road.

The body was taken to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City pending burial arrangements.

Mr. Funk had been receiving care at the hospital for the past several days.

[See June 14 entry for expanded obituary.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 13, 1949

Darke County Death – John Neville

Greenville – John Mitchell Neville, 93, retired county farmer, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Mergler, in Greenville. Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Mergler, Mrs. James Roesses and Mrs. Irvin Bankston, all of Greenville, and Mrs. Ryan, two sons, M. T. Neville and C. G. Neville, both of Sidney; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: Monday, Coletown. Burial: Manuel cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 14, 1949

Retired Farmer Of Near Rossburg Dies Today In Greenville

William H. Taylor,80, retired farmer of the Rossburg community, died at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Brumbaugh convalescent home in Greenville, Ohio.

A resident of northeast of Rossburg for the last thirty-five years, Mr. Taylor had received care at the home for the last two weeks.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clara Schmidt of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Helen Garrison, of Greenville; two sons, Glen Taylor of Beamsville, Ohio, and Lloyd Taylor of near Rossburg; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. William Feltman of Ansonia.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home at Ansonia, in charge of Rev. Noble Schlecty. Burial will be in the Brock cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 14, 1949

Rites Wednesday For James Funk, Union City Man

Funeral services have been arranged for James Funk, 71, of Deerfield road, Union City, whose death occurred Monday morning at Wayne hospital, Greenville.

The services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Capt. Floyd Root will be in charge, with burial in Snell cemetery, east of Hillgrove. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

A native of Blackford county, Ind., Mr. Funk had spent over 50 years in the Union City community. His parents were the late Daniel and Lucinda Frank-Funk. Until several years ago when he retired, Mr. Funk was actively engaged as a clock and watch repairman.

His only immediate survivors include his wife and one sister, Mrs. Mary Sasser, also of Union City. A half-brother, William H. Funk, died last Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 15, 1949

Wife Of Former Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Louise B. Young, 39, wife of Charles Young, of Connersville, formerly of Union City, died Monday night at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond. Death was caused by a blood clot which resulted from injuries she suffered in a fall last November.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Huddleston mortuary in Connersville. Burial will be in Connersville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Women of the Moose and Pocahontas lodge. Her husband was born and reared in Union City but has lived in Connersville for the past several years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 15, 1949

Darke County Death - Oliver B. Wilcox

Palestine - Oliver B. Wilcox, 74, was found dead Sunday at his home by a neighbor, Mrs. Luvern Hershey. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had resided in Palestine most of his life. Services: Tuesday, Greenville. Burial: Palestine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 16, 1949

Darke County Death – Catherine H. Warner

Greenville – Services for Mrs. Catherine H. [Hartman] Warner, 82, Greenville, who died Monday at a Dayton hospital, were held Wednesday in this city. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery. Mrs. Warner, widow of David Johnson Warner, had spent her entire life in Darke county.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 17, 1949

Emily C. Hill Dies At Home In Winchester

Miss Emily C. Hill, 82, sister of the late Elkannah W. Hill, passed away at 11:25 a. m. Thursday at the Monk's nursing home in Winchester following an illness of three months.

Miss Hill was the last member of the John B. and Mary (Nixon) Hill family, her brother preceding her in death on May 14, 1946. The late Mr. Hill was well known in Winchester. He was president of the board of directors of the James Mooreman children's home for forty years, was a director of the Randolph County band and a prominent farmer. Since his death Miss Hill had resided at the Monk's home.

Only immediate survivors are several cousins.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary where services will be held at 2 p. m. (CST) Saturday in charge of Rev. Kenneth R. Pickering, pastor of the Friends church of which she was a member. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Bertha Hanes

Arcanum – Mrs. Bertha M. Hanes, 62, wife of Archie Hanes, vice-president of the Arcanum National bank, died Wednesday at the Hester nursing home in Dayton after a lingering illness. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes moved to Dayton three years ago after spending more than 30 years in Arcanum. Services: Friday, Arcanum. Burial: Memorial Park cemetery, Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Edward Van Dyke

Greenville – J. Edward Van Dyke, 81, who for a number of years operated a grocery in Greenville, died Wednesday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Cora and an adopted son, Albert, of Delphi, Ind. Services: in charge of Miller funeral home.

[Interment was made in Greenville Cemetery on Saturday, June 18.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles Nixon

Bradford – Charles Frederick Nixon, 57, of near Bradford, died Wednesday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, from burns sustained in a farming accident, Monday afternoon. Services: in charge of Miller Brothers funeral home here.

[Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, on Friday, June 17.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Sgt. Carl Jones

Versailles – The body of Tech. Sgt. Carl Jones arrived in Versailles Thursday morning and was taken to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Alice Hengen. He was killed in action over Rumania on July 22, 1944. Services: Friday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 18, 1949

William Seebodie, Prominent U. C. Resident, Dies

William F. Seebodie, 79, a master blacksmith and former general superintendent of the old Union City Carriage company, died Friday at 4 p. m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Hutzler, 2130 Penrose Place, Cincinnati, O., following a six-month serious illness.

Mr. Seebodie had been in failing health for the past two years and had received care at the Hutzler home for the past three months. He resided at 908 West Oak street, Union City.

A native of Hanover, Germany, he was born in July, 1869 and immigrated to the United States at an early age. At Cincinnati he learned the blacksmith trade and then came to Union City in the fall of 1893.

For many years Mr. Seebodie was a master blacksmith and later general superintendent of the old Union City Carriage company. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Seebodie was employed at the old Union City Wheel Works for an extended period.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church, a charter member of the Union City Elks lodge, and belonged to the Masonic and I.O.O.F. Lodges. He also was one of the organizers of the Union City cemetery association.

Survivors include the sister, Mrs. Hutzler, and a brother-in-law, William Hutzler of Union City. His wife, Carrie Hutzler Seebodie, passed away on June 17, 1944, five years to the day of Mr. Seebodie's death. A brother, Fred Seebodie, died three years ago.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Dalbert mortuary at Glenway avenue and Rosemont, Cincinnati. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City will be in charge, with burial in Springgrove cemetery in Cincinnati.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 18, 1949

M. P. Shierling Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Maurice P. Shierling, 49, prominent Randolph county farmer, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Friday night at the Randolph County hospital following an illness of two days. He had been admitted to the hospital Thursday for medical treatment.

A lifelong resident of the Saratoga community, Mr. Shierling was well known as a breeder of fine Guernsey cattle. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Winchester, a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. He had served as a member of the board of directors of the Randolph County American Red Cross chapter at Winchester for several years and at it's annual meeting Tuesday night was named vice-chairman. He was graduated from Saratoga high school in 1915 and from Purdue university in 1919.

Survivors are the widow Mildred Haas Shierling; one daughter, Phyllis, at home; his mother, Mrs. Estella Shierling of near Saratoga, and two brothers, Evan of Boston, Mass., and Waldo J., of near Saratoga.

Funeral services for Mr. Shierling will be held at 1:30 p. m. (CST) Monday at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester. Rev. G. M. Payne will officiate. Interment will be in Saratoga cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 18, 1949

County Woman Dies Following Brief Illness

Mrs. Maxine Garringer, 33, wife of Kenneth Garringer of Ridgeville, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the Robert W. Long hospital in Indianapolis following a short illness. She had been taken to the hospital Monday.

Surviving in addition to the husband are three daughters, Sue, Marsha Kay and Patricia, all at home, and the father, Ralph Shaw, of Albany.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock (DST) Sunday afternoon at the Ridgeville Methodist church with Rev. Robert Fribley of Richmond officiating and Rev. Philip Williams, pastor of the church, assisting. Interment will be in Lawndale cemetery near Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 18, 1949

Mary Magner, 76, Dies At Home In Winchester

Mrs. Mary Luella Magner, 76, widow of William Magner, died Friday at her home in Winchester following an illness of one week.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Princess Smith of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Clara Murray of Beaver, Iowa; two sons, Ira of Detroit, and Kenneth of Winchester; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Sunday at the Friends church with Rev. Kenneth Pickering and Rev. Elvin Thornburg in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence, 123 East Third street.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Charles Burkett

Greenville – Charles Franklin Burkett, 68, of 115 Short street, died Thursday at Wayne hospital here following a one-year illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Burkett, had spent most of his life in the vicinity of Weaver's Station, moving to Greenville three years ago. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

[He was widowed and was buried by Zechar funeral home, Greenville.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Mother Of Local Resident Is Dead

Charles Young of Union City, route three, is mourning the death of his mother, Mrs. Catherine [McKee] Young, 76, which occurred Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Burnsal, in Fort Jefferson, located near Greenville.

Services for Mrs. Young were held this afternoon at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery. A Darke county native, Mrs. Young had been a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian church for many years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Funeral Services For Ira Stump Will Be Tuesday

Funeral services have been arranged for Ira Stump, 74, well-known retired farmer and stock buyer, whose death occurred Saturday at 11 a. m. at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stump, located three miles southwest of Union City on route four.

Mr. Stump had been in declining health for the past five years and in a serious condition for the past several months.

The services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Stump residence with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be made in Spartanburg cemetery. The body has been removed from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Stump was born in Wayne township on February 21, 1875, the son of Samuel and Mary Jordan-Stump. He received his education in the old No. 9 Wayne township and Spring Hill elementary schools and was married to Alice Smock at Sharpeye on October 13, 1901.

Mr. Stump was a member of the South Salem Church of Christ.

Besides the wife and son, he is survived by three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eva Mote, Union City, and a brother, George Stump, of Muncie. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Death Claims Orpha M. Barr, Former Resident

Mrs. Orpha Mae Barr, 52, formerly of Union City, passed away Sunday at 3 p. m. at a Richmond hospital following an extended illness.

She was born on August 6, 1896 near North Dayton in Darke county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Swallow. Following her education she was married to Glen Barr at Greenville. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Barr is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Larry Klaus, of Union City, and Mrs. Robert Wright, Oberlin, Ohio; two grandchildren; one brother, Otto Swallow, of near Union City, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kochesperger, also of near Union City, and Mrs. Clark Waggoner, Greenville.

Private funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Burl M. Bechdolt will officiate, with interment in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Former Resident Of Near Union City Dies In Cincinnati

James E. Earheart, 71, a former resident of near Union City in Jackson township, died at 5:45 a. m. Sunday at his home, 740 Oak street, Cincinnati, Ohio, following an illness of several months.

A native of Jackson township, Darke county, he was the son of Christopher and Florence (Young) Earheart. He resided in northern Darke county for thirty years prior to moving to Dayton, Ohio. He had spent the last thirty years in Cincinnati where he was superintendent of construction of the reservoir and later head roofer of the Carey Roofing company. He retired six years ago.

Surviving are the widow, Cora; two brothers, Frank and C. J. Earheart, both of Greenville route 4, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Threewits of near Union City, and Miss Alice Earheart of Greenville.

The body was removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where it will remain for services at 2 p. m. (DST) Wednesday in charge of Rev. W. L. Denlinger. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Albert F. Siler

Castine – Albert Franklin Siler, 85, of Castine, died Friday at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. A retired farmer, he had spent most of his life in this vicinity. Services: Monday, Castine. Burial: Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Susie Miller

Greenville – Mrs. Susie Esther [Niswonger] Miller, 64, Greenville, died Friday in a parked automobile on Sycamore street, while waiting for a son-in-law to leave the Hobart Manufacturing company, where he is employed. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Survivors: husband, Bert Miller; six daughters, Mrs. Viola Seman, Gettysburg; Mrs. Edna Lutz, Miss Lucy Miller, Mrs. Bertha Young, Mrs. Martha Neitzelt and Mrs. Jack Hathaway, all of Greenville, and three sons, Welby Miller, Baltimore, Md., Henry Miller, Gettysburg; and Walter Miller, Greenville. Services: Monday, here. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, in charge. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 21, 1949

Iona Esta Ary Dies At Home Near Union City

Mrs. Iona Esta Ary, 71, wife of O. G. Ary, Jackson township farmer, died at 6:30 a. m. today at her home, three miles northeast of Union City on route five, following a three-year illness from a complication of diseases. Her condition was serious for the past several weeks.

A native of Bellefontaine, O., she was born on April 26, 1878, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand McConnell. She received her education in Bellefontaine schools and came to the Union City community after her marriage to Mr. Ary in 1933 at Winchester. She was a member of the Cosmos church.

Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Orpha Worley, Cleveland, and Mrs. Evelyn Hindall, Wadsworth, O., one son, Ogden Eck, Parma, O.; eight step-sons; two step-brothers, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 10 a. m. Thursday with Rev. Noble Schlechty in charge. Burial will be made in Marlboro cemetery near Alliance, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 21, 1949

Mary Marlatt Dies At Home In Winchester

Miss Mary Marlatt, retired educator and Winchester high school librarian, passed away at 12:30 a., today at her home 319 Brown street.

“Aunt Mary,” as she was lovingly called by all those who knew her, was the oldest of the eight children of Rev. A. N. and Annie Marie (Collins) Marlatt. She was born in Rushville, Ind., and came to Randolph county in 1919. She received a bachelor of science degree from DePauw university and taught in Dubuque, Iowa, and several high schools in Indiana.

In the fall of 1919, Aunt Mary went to the Winchester high school to teach Latin. Shortly after she established the high school library and remained as its librarian until retirement approximately six yeas ago.

She was a member of the Methodist church, the Fortnightly Book club and the Women's Society of Christian Service.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Ivan Brenner of Winchester, Mrs. Fred V. Miller of Connersville, and Mrs. Pearl M. Willis of Indianapolis, and one brother, Dr. Earl Marlatt of Dallas, Texas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock (CST) Wednesday morning at the Maynard and Walker mortuary with Rev. Paul Stevenson officiating and Rev. G. M. Payne assisting. Interment will be in Doddridge Chapel near Connersville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 22, 1949

Wife Of Lumber Firm President Dies At Dayton

Mrs. Peter Kuntz, wife of the president of the Union City Lumber and Supply Company, Ind., 409 West Pearl street, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton, following a two-months illness.

Mrs. Kuntz had been a lifelong resident of Dayton and was a member of one of Dayton's old families.

Her husband is president of the Peter Kuntz company, nationally-known wholesale lumber firm which is owner of the Union City business.

Mrs. Kuntz attended St. Joseph Catholic school and was graduated from Steele high school and the Normal school, all located in Dayton. She was married to Mr. Kuntz on September 8, 1904.

She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Edward Flaherty, Mrs. Thomas F. Larkin and Miss Helen Costello; a brother Michael J. Costello, a niece and three nephews.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a. m. at Holy Angels church in Dayton, with solemn requiem high mass. Interment will be made in the Kuntz mausoleum at Calvary cemetery in that city.

[Her maiden name was Teresa C. Costello. Calvary Cemetery is located in Kettering.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 22, 1949

Ridgeville Man Dies Following Heart Attack

Jesse E. Painter, 64, a resident of Ridgeville for several years, passed away suddenly at his home around 12 o'clock noon, Tuesday following a heart attack.

Survivors include the widow, Martha and several cousins.

The body was removed to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville where it will remain for services to be held at 2 p. m. (DST) Thursday with Rev. Harmoning, pastor of the Nazarene church, in charge. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 23, 1949

Frankie Crow Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Frankie Crow, 75, widow of John Crow, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday night at the Randolph County hospital following an illness of several weeks.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Clark, Mrs. Martha Wright and Miss Julia Crow, all of Winchester; two sons, William of Winchester, and George of Muncie, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock (CST) Friday afternoon at the Main Street Christian church, with Rev. P. M. Macko officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence on East North street after 7 o'clock Wednesday night.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 24, 1949

Thomas Fields, Retired Farmer, Succumbs At 79

Thomas J. Fields, 79-year-old retired farmer of near Saratoga, passed away at 11:45 p. m. Thursday at the Union City hospital. He had been seriously ill following a stroke five days ago.

Mr. Fields was a lifelong resident of the Deerfield and Saratoga communities. He was born November 14, 1869 and in 1889 was married to Jane Furby, who survives. He was a member of the Saratoga IOOF lodge for over fifty years.

Surviving in addition to the widow, are one son, John Fields of Saratoga; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Francis Rohr of Morley, Mich., Mrs. Emma Sipe of Saratoga, and Mrs. Esther Ballard of Ridgeville.

Funeral services for Mr. Fields will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Sunday at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Milton Persons in charge. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 25, 1949

Hillgrove Man Dies Today; Rites Monday

Abraham Lincoln Young, 88-year-old retired blacksmith of Hillgrove, died today at 8 a. m. at the Brumbaugh nursing home in Greenville following a several month's illness from complications.

He had been receiving care at the home since last May and his condition had been serious for the last week.

He was born on August 27, 1860, the son of Daniel and Suzanna Young. He had spent all his life in the Hillgrove community with the exception of a few years spent in the west.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews in Randolph and Darke counties.

Final rites in charge of Rev. W. L. Denlinger will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with burial in the Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 25, 1949

Brother Of U. C. Woman Passes Away

Edward S. Thomas, 71, well-known Darke county farmer, died Friday at his home on Hollansburg, route one, after a three week illness.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, two daughters, 16 grandchildren and two sisters. The sisters, Mrs. Virgil Flatter and Mrs. Earl Dunn, both reside in Union City.

Services will be held Monday at the Hollansburg Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz and Dr. Neil Newlin in charge. Friends may call at the residence.

[Edward Savanas Thomas was buried in Hollansburg Cemetery on June 27.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 25, 1949

Services Are Held For Dawn Resident

Services were held this morning at North Star for John C. Alexander, 57, who for several years had farmed in the Dawn vicinity, located east of Ansonia. Burial was in the [St. Louis] Catholic cemetery at North Star.

Mr. Alexander died Thursday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a lingering illness. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; a son, Fred, at home, three brothers and three sisters.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 25, 1949

Walter Snyder Dies At Home Near Union City

Walter Andrew Snyder, 62-year-old farmer, died Friday at 8:15 p. m. at his home on Union City, route three, from the effects of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past one and one-half years.

A native of Covington, O., he was born on November 28, 1886, the son of Samuel and Lydia Fashner-Snyder. He came to the Union City at an early age and received his education in Darke county schools. Mr. Snyder was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Union City.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Sanders and Mrs. Bill Whitesel, both of near Union City; three sons, Kenneth Snyder, Greenville, route four, and Leonard and Raymond, both of Union City; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Edwards and Mrs. William Wilson, also both of near Union City, and two brothers, Carl Bertram, Covington, Ky., and Ernest Bertram, Greenville.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. W. H. Sherer in charge. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 25, 1949

A. C. Puterbaugh Death Occurs At Home Of Son

Andrew C. Puterbaugh, 83, a retired farmer of the Union City community, died unexpectedly at 9:15 p. m. Friday at the home of a son, Lester (Boots) Puterbaugh, 226 East Washington street, Winchester, from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill for the past two weeks although his death came suddenly.

A native of Woodington in Darke county, Mr. Puterbaugh was born on December 14, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Puterbaugh. He received his education in Darke county schools and had spent all of his life in the Union City community.

Mr. Puterbaugh retired from the occupation of farming many years ago and was last employed at the R. Kirshbaum company in Union City. He was a member of the Woodington Congregational Christian church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Winifred Miller, Cincinnati; three sons, Lester, former Randolph county sheriff; Paul, of Muncie and Roscoe, Troy; several grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Husted, Greenville, and Mrs. Grace Parks, who resides in Michigan, and three brothers, Ad and Bert Puterbaugh, of near Greenville, and David, of Dayton. His wife, Bertha Bennett-Puterbaugh died last October.

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

Funeral rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will officiate, with burial in the Old Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 27, 1949

Earl O. Staudt Dies Monday At Greenville

Earl O. Staudt, 70, of 106 Pine street, Greenville, passed away Monday at 12:12 a. m. at the Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a heart attach. Mr. Staudt had been ill for the past year, and had been in a serious condition for the past two months.

Born April 26, 1879 in Jackson, O., township, he was the son of Samuel and Lovina Klester Staudt. He graduated from the Union City East Side high school with the class of 1900 and was a former member of the Waterhouse EUB church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Daubenmire of Greenville, and Mrs. Russell R. Brooks of Union City, and eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, with burial in the Teegarden cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 27, 1949

Mary Thomas, U. C. Resident, Succumbs At 99

Mrs. Mary Cathryn [Boze] Thomas, 99, one of Union City's oldest and best-known residents, died Monday at 7 a. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Theodore Woodbury, 731 Central avenue.

Mrs. Thomas was born September 10, 1849, and has resided in the Union City community for 98 years. She had enjoyed fairly good health until her death and had spent part of each day reading.

For the past several years a family dinner had been held on her birthday to celebrate the event, with Mrs. Thomas taking an active part in the festivities.

Following the death of her husband 50 years ago, Mrs. Thomas moved to Union City where she lived since until approximately six years ago when she sold her home and went to live with her children.

Survivors include three children, Mrs. Woodbury; Joseph M. Thomas, of Lebanon, Mo., and Mrs. Jacob Miller of Dayton, O.

Funeral services have not been arranged.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, June 30, at the Union City Church of the Brethren. Burial was made in the Teegarden cemetery.]

[Obituary published July 7th – extracted additional information. Mrs. Thomas was born near Monticello, Ind. When but two years old she with her parents moved to the Jackson community where she spent most of her life. In 1865 she was married to Johnson M. Thomas. Nine children were born to them, of which only three survive. Her companion was taken on Sept. 7, 1899. Also surviving were 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 27, 1949

Retired Farmer Dies Monday At Home Near Lynn

Joshua Weimer, 86, a retired farmer, passed away at his home southwest of Lynn, at 7:45 a. m. Monday morning following an illness of several months.

He was a native of Randolph county and had lived in the house where he died for the last thirty years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sam Favorite of near Fountain City; five sons, Elmer of Marion, Ohio; Herman of Union City; Carl of Livermore, Calif.; Murl of near Williamsburg, and Kenneth of Muncie; 17 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two brothers, Simon Weimer of Saratoga, and Joe of Union City.

The body was removed to the Thomas mortuary in Lynn. Funeral services will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, June 30, at Bloomingsport. Burial was made in the Maxville cemetery near Farmland.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 27, 1949

Darke County Death – William Campbell

Greenville – William Edward Campbell, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Fostor Campbell, jr., of Natick, Mass., died Thursday of influenza meningitis. Mrs. Campbell is the former Dorothy Glander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Glander, 200 Central avenue, Greenville. Services were held in Greenville with burial there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Frank A. Ropp

Arcanum – Frank A. Ropp, 66, one of the founders and an active member of the Arcanum volunteer fire department for over 40 years, died Thursday at his home here. A blacksmith by trade, Mr. Ropp had spent his entire life in Arcanum. Services: Sunday, Here. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 28, 1949

Aged Union City Resident Dies Tuesday Morning

Mrs. Effie Joann Bushaw, 76, of 401 South street, Union City, died Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her residence following a 10-day illness. She had been seriously ill for two days.

She was born September 18, 1872 at Dunkirk, Ind., and came to Randolph county following her marriage to Joseph Bushaw April 21, 1908. She was the daughter of Joseph and Ann LeValley.

She received her formal education in the Dunkirk schools and was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Survivors include Mrs. Betty Neff, of Union City route 3, and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Union City Methodist church. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 28, 1949

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. T. E. Wenrick At U. C. Cemetery

Grave side services for Mrs. T. E. Wenrick, 72, who passed away Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the Bellefontaine, O., hospital, will be conducted at the Union City cemetery Wednesday at 3 p. m. in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer.

Mrs. Wenrick, the former Libbie Haas of near Union City, had been ill for the past eight weeks. Services also will be held in Bellefontaine at the funeral home at 1 p. m. Wednesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 28, 1949

Alice Smith Dies Of Accident Injuries; Rites Set Wednesday

Funeral services will e conducted at the Williamson mortuary in Portland at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Alice M. Smith, 58, two miles south of Salamonia, who died at the Jay County hospital in Portland Monday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Monday one-half mile east of Salem. Rev. E. E. Kaufman, of Bluffton, formerly of Union City, will officiate and burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Orla at home, and Herman of Waynedale; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Stump of Buck's Corner, Ohio; three granddaughters; one grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Yoder, Mrs. Florence Lewis and Mrs. Edna Bickel, all of Union City, and one brother, Louis Sullenbarger of near Union City.

The fatal accident occurred Monday morning when the automobile in which Mrs. Smith was a passenger, driven by her son, Orla, crashed into a tree one-half mile east of Salem. The victim sustained fractures of both legs and internal injuries when the driver lost control of the car. Her son received internal injuries and minor cuts, but was not injured seriously. Mrs. Smith screamed that a yellow jacket was in the car and the mishap occurred when the driver looked around.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 30, 1949

A. J. Subler, 76, Dies Wednesday Near Rossburg

A. J. (August) Subler, 76, of five miles northwest of Rossburg, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock at his home following an eight-month illness.

Mr. Subler is the last of the family of Jacob and Tina (Henry) Subler. He and his wife celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary June 18.

Survivors include his wife, Tina; one daughter, Mrs. Elva Anthony of Greenville; four sons, Leo, Louis and Alva, all of near New Weston, and Marion of near Rossburg; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Fisher and Oliver funeral home in Ansonia in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz and Rev. H. P. Snapp, with burial at Ft. Recovery.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 30, 1949

Retired Parker Cafe Owner Succumbs At 91

Christian L. Leeks, 91, passed away at his home, five miles northwest of Union City, Wednesday. He was a retired Parker restaurant owner.

Surviving are two sons, Enos of Urbana, Ohio, and Isaac of Union City; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Dovison of Parker, and one brother, William of Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Union Chapel church, south of Parker. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 30, 1949

Noted Ridgeville Contractor And Trucker Is Dead

Herbert C. Olvey, 40, of Ridgeville, passed away at the Billings hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday, where he was admitted Tuesday. He was a veteran of World War II and a well known contractor and trucker.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Perry Sutton of Portland, Mrs. Orla Shaneyfelt of Ridgeville and Mrs. Clarence Curtis of Redkey, and one brother, Cecil of Millinton, Mich.

The body was taken to the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 2 at the funeral home. Burial was made in the New Dayton cemetery. Military rites by the Portland American Legion Post.]

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