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

Death Claims Hugh Jackson; Rites Wednesday

Hugh Jackson, a lifelong resident of the Spartanburg community, died Sunday at 6:30 p. m. at his home on Lynn, route two, following a 15 month illness. His death, attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, occurred on the date of his fifty-sixth birthday anniversary. His condition had been serious for the past five months.

Born in Greensfork township on July 3, 1893, he was the son of James and Rachel E. Britton-Jackson. He was educated in rural schools near Spartanburg and was married to Bonnie Daly in Winchester during 1913. Mr. Jackson had been actively engaged in farming pursuits more than 25 years and was a member of the Union City St. Mary's Catholic church.

Besides the wife, he leaves one foster son, Dallas Loelhr, Spartanburg; one granddaughter, a brother, Cecil Jackson, Lynn, route one, and three sisters, Mrs. George Hutchinson, Spartanburg; Mrs. Joseph Shimpff, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Roscoe Vandervanter, Columbus, O. One brother and two sisters are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a. m. at the St. Mary's church with Father James M. Fitzgerald in charge. Burial will be in Spartanburg cemetery.

The body has been removed from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call. The Rosary will be said at the residence at 8 o'clock this evening.

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

Guy McEntire Dies Suddenly At U. C. Home

Guy McEntire, 53, an employe in the maintenance department of the Union City Body company, died suddenly at 3:15 a. m. Monday at his residence, 1220 West Pearl street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack.

A native of near Bellefontaine, Ohio, he was born on November 29, 1895, the son of William D. and Addie Davis-McEntire. He received his education in Union county, O., schools and was married to Goldie Simmons in 1936 at Covington, Ky. They made their home in Union City 12 years ago.

Mr. McEntire was a member of the Fort Black Masonic lodge at New Madison.

Besides the wife, he leaves eight brothers, Pearl McEntire, Indianapolis; C. L., of Bellefontaine; Victor, Winchester; Loris and Vernon, both of Union City; Clyde, Noblesville; Herman, Watertown, Wis., and Lincoln, of Elroy.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. Ralph O'Dell, Presbyterian minister from New Mexico, will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 5 p. m. today.

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

Lauretta Clear, U. C. Resident, Succumbs Today

Mrs. Lauretta Clear, 80, of 437 Chatham street, Union City, died today at 6:15 a. m. at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a several years' illness. Her condition had been serious for the past three weeks.

Born near Palestine on October 7, 1868, she was the daughter of John and Anna West-Caskey. She had spent practically all of her life in Union City and was married to J. S. Clear whose death occurred on November 16, 1937.

Mrs. Clear was a member of the Church of Christ and Daughters of America. She formerly belonged to the Rebekah lodge.

The only immediate survivor is a grandson, Paul David Clear. One son, Gerald, and a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Reid, deceased wife of Dr. R. W. Reid, passed away several years ago.

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 10 a. m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Charles G. McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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

Mathews Rites Held Tuesday At Spartanburg

Mrs. Clara Belle Mathews, 88, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Joseph C. Woods, northeast of Lynn, after a lingering illness.

Last rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the Spartanburg Christian church in charge of Rev. J. E. Slimp. Burial was in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Mrs. Mathews was the widow of William Mathews of Centerville and was a former resident of Lynn and Centerville.

Surviving other than the son at whose home she died are a niece, Mrs. Carl Anderson, of Spartanburg, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

First Polio Victim In County Dies

The first infantile paralysis fatality of the season in Darke county was reported today following the death of Joseph Lee Armstrong, age 5, at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton Sunday at 4:30 a. m. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Armstrong, route two, Versailles. Private services were held this afternoon at Versailles with burial in Greenlawn cemetery in that town.

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

George W. York Dies Suddenly Near Modoc

George W. York, 53-year-old farmer living three miles northeast of Modoc, died unexpectedly Monday at 4 a. m. He had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Buena Vista church in charge of Rev. Walter Rees. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body was removed to the home from the Reynard mortuary at Modoc Tuesday noon.

Surviving are the wife, Laura; one son, George, jr., of Losantville; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Werking of Hagerstown and Mildred at home; four sisters, Daisy and Myrtle of Richmond, Pansy of Portland and Coe of Tulsa, Okla.; and three brothers, Earlon of Muncie, Roscoe of Lynn and Virgil of Hamilton, Ohio.

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

Darke County Death – Cyrus Smelker

New Madison – Services for Cyrus H. Smelker, 80, of near New Madison, were held Monday afternoon at the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. Burial: Greenmound cemetery, here. Mr. Smelker died from a heart ailment Saturday at his home on route two. Survivors: wife, Nancy; three daughters, Mrs. Hubert Smith, Clark's Station; Mrs. Florence Ebberts, at home, and Mrs. Roy Edward, New Madison, route two; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death – Emma Trump

Castine – Services for Miss Emma E. Trump, 83, one of Castine's oldest residents were held Monday at the Castine EUB church. Burial: Castine cemetery. A short illness proved fatal to Miss Trump at her home, Friday.

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

Death Claims Elroy Woman Following Extended Illness

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed for Mrs. Emma Johns, wife of William R. Johns, who died at her home in Elroy, located east of Union City, at 6:30 p. m. Sunday. The deceased, who was 80 years of age, had been bedfast for the past two years.

Born in Wayne county, Ind., she was the daughter of Andrew J. and Martha Berry-Bennett.

Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Combs, Salem, Ore., and a sister, Cora M. Martin, Brownsville, Ind.

The body is now at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. No funeral arrangement will be completed until the arrival of the daughter from Oregon on Thursday morning.

[Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Turpen-McKnight funeral home in Greenville. Burial was made in the cemetery at College Corner, Ohio.]

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

Winchester Child Victim Of Polio; Rites Thursday

Randolph county's second poliomyelitis fatality within the last month was reported Tuesday with the death of Stephen Kent, seventeen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Tipple, 611 Stone street, Winchester.

The child died of bulbar type polio at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie, where he had been taken Monday.

His older brother, Mark, 3, also is confined at Ball hospital, but is reported as not afflicted seriously, although his legs are affected.

The body of Stephen has been returned to the Maynard and Walker funeral home, where services will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday in charge of Rev. Peter Macko. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

By order of the board of health, services will be private. The board also has ordered that friends not call at the mortuary.

Surviving the Tipple boy besides the parents and the brother, are Robert Douglas, another brother; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mangas of Union City, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Tipple.

The first fatality about a month ago was that of Mrs. Maxine Garringer, 33, wife of Kenneth Garringer of Ridgeville. She died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis.

Five other active infantile cases are reported and one child is under observation.

Judy Ann, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brant, 443 Carl street, is having more than her share of trouble. Stricken with polio, she is a patient in Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie.

Little Judy Ann's bad-luck started about four months ago when she took chicken pox. When that was over she was afflicted with scarlet fever, which ended with a siege of whooping cough. Her parents were asking each other “What next?” when she was stricken with infantile paralysis.

Virginia, 12-year-old daughter of Principal and Mrs. Dale Braun, was taken to Ball hospital last Friday, where her illness was diagnosed as a mild case of polio. She is reported as coming along alright. There is slight rigidity but no paralysis.

Kit, son of Willard Principal and Mrs. Jesse Monroe, was taken to Muncie Monday, but his case has not definitely been diagnosed. Kit will be three years old July 17.

Also at Ball hospital are David, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lanters, who live on the Brumfield farm four miles southwest of Winchester.

Gary, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chelsea Cook, 440 Thompson street, was taken to the Muncie hospital a week ago Monday, when his case was diagnosed as infantile paralysis.

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

Anna Warren Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Anna Warren, wife of Melvin Warren, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the family home, nine miles northeast of Winchester, following a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she is survived by four sons, Bert, Harry and Ralph, all of Saratoga, and Ed of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, James and Hoke Wall, both of Ridgeville; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Warren will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Friday at the Saratoga Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons officiating. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Summers funeral home in Winchester to the residence, east of Deerfield, where friends may call after 10 a. m. Thursday.

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

George W. Kemp, Former Resident, Dies At Muncie

Muncie, Ind., July 6 – George W. Kemp, 61, of 106 South Dill street, aircraft engine pioneer, died at 2:25 p. m. Tuesday at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Kemp moved to Muncie from Randolph county in 1905. Harry H. Kemp of Winchester is a brother.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a. m. at the Piepho chapel, with burial in Elm Ridge mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

Mr. Kemp recently was honored by the Smithsonian institute, Washington, D. C. when it accepted for permanent display an aircraft engine he designed in 1910. He started the Kemp machine shop, which later specialized in the manufacture of aircraft engine parts and operated it continuously until about a year ago when he sold it to Basil Bentz.

The Muncie manufacturer's interest in aviation led him to acquire a private pilot's license and he was an active member of the Delaware county civil air patrol. Mr. Kemp also was a member of Delaware Lodge 46, F. & A. M., the Eastern Star and Friends church.

Surviving are the widow, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. William R. Wilt of Indianapolis and Mrs. Gerald McKinley of Muncie; one son, Robert W. Kemp of Muncie; one brother, Harry H. Kemp of Winchester, and five grandchildren.

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

Darke County Death – Barbara Irene York

A Darke county second fatality attributed to polio occurred at Miami Valley hospital on Tuesday with the death of Barbara Irene York, 13. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester York, four miles northeast of Versailles.

Private services were held this morning at the family home, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles.

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

William Lucas, Retired Mail Carrier, Dead

William B. Lucas, 79-year-old retired mail carrier, passed away at 11 a. m. today at his home, 406 East South street. He had been in ill health for several years.

Mr. Lucas was appointed a regular Winchester rural mail carrier on June 16, 1911 and worked until November of 1934 when an accident forced him to retire. His official retirement became effective February 1, 1935. Mr. Lucas' territory was Winchester route 4, northeast of the city. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge and the Friends church.

Survivors include the widow, Vere; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Boomer of Winchester, and Mrs. Harry Smith of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, and one step sister, Mrs. Kane of Zanesville, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Lucas will be conducted at the Fraze and Diggs funeral home in Winchester at 3:30 p. m. (DST) Friday with Rev. Kenneth Pickering officiating. 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, Thursday, July 7, 1949

Darke County Death – Marion Cain

Bradford – Marion C. “Choock” Cain, 81, died Monday. He resided in Bradford and was a former resident of Franklin and Van Buren townships. Services: Greenville, Wednesday. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Mrs. H. B. Hole

Versailles – A prominent Darke county woman, Mrs. H. B. Hole, 80, died at her home east of Versailles Saturday night. Her husband, who died in 1925, was widely known as a poultry produce broker. Services: Tuesday, Versailles. Burial: Greenlawn cemetery here.

[Her maiden name was Ottillie Englehen.]

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

Darke County Death – Clarence Rantz

Greenville – Clarence “Whitey” Rantz, 40, of 105 Warren street, died suddenly of a heart attack while on a Michigan fishing trip. He was employed by Frank Girbert, implement dealers here. Survivors: wife, Nora; four sons; the mother, Mrs. Harriett Rantz; a brother, Cletus, and a sister, Mrs. Harley Bailey, all of Greenville. Services: Wednesday, Here. Burial Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 8, 1949

Father Of Union City Residents Is Dead

Services were held Thursday afternoon in Beaver chapel, Swamp College, O., located west of Celina, for Frank Howell, 80, who died Monday after an illness of five months. Burial was in Swamp College cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel, and 12 children. Among the children are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Yaney and Miss Lillie Howell, both of Union City.

Mr. Howell was a lifelong resident of the Celina and St. Marys communities.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 8, 1949

Death Claims Elizabeth Hart; Services Sunday

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hart, 82, widow of John B. Hart, passed away Thursday at 12:40 p. m. at the home of her son, Merle, seven miles south of Union City, following a two and one-half year illness from uremic poisoning. Her condition was serious for the past six weeks.

A lifelong resident of the Union City vicinity, she was born on September 15, 1866 in Greensfork township, the daughter of Henry and Anna Bowen-Wise. She received her education in Greensfork township and was married to Mr. Hart at her residence in 1886. His death occurred two years ago.

Mrs. Hart joined the Bartonia Methodist church during her girlhood but later transferred her membership to the Union City church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Bailey, Mrs. Henry (Florence) Smith, Mrs. Archie (Ollie) Armstrong, Mrs. Harry (Pearl) Musselman and Mrs. Homer (Hattie) Farabee, and three sons, Merle R., Harry H., and Ralph B., all of the Union City community; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Francis, is deceased. She was the last member of a family of six children.

The body will be removed from Fraze funeral home to Mrs. Hart's residence, 634 West Pearl street, Union City, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today.

Final rites will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the Union City Methodist church. Rev. Carl Adams of Fort Wayne, and Rev. Burl Bechdolt, the church pastor, will be in charge, with burial in Spartanburg cemetery.

[Obituary published Saturday, July 16, extracts: She was married to John B. Hart Feb. 25, 1896. Mr. Hart passed away May 21, 1947. She was the mother of six daughters and three sons. The youngest daughter, Francis Margaret, died at the age of 3 years in 1906. The daughters surviving are Clara, now Mrs. Harry Bailey; Florence, now Mrs. Harry Smith; Ollie, now Mrs. Archie Armstrong; Pearl, now Mrs. Harry Musselman; Hattie, now Mrs. Homer Farabee; the sons are Merle R., Harry H., and Ralph O. She loved her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law as her own.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 8, 1949

Gilbert I. Green Dies In Indianapolis; Former Local Resident

Gilbert I. Green, 68, former resident of southeast of Winchester, died Thursday morning at his home in Indianapolis. His death followed by two weeks, the demise of his wife, Mary.

Mr. Green spent most of his childhood in the Winchester vicinity, moving to Indianapolis several years ago. Local survivors include a step-brother and step-sisters, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis.

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

Former Lynn Man Dies Of Polio Wednesday

Ernest Hubert Chenoweth, 24, a native of Lynn, died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday night. Hospital officials announced the cause of his death as acute poliomyelitis.

Chenoweth resided in Liberty, where he was a carpenter. He was taken to the hospital only a few days ago. The polio which caused his death was of the bulbar type.

He was born March 9, 1925 at Lynn. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Juanita Chenoweth; a daughter, Sharon; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Chenoweth, Sullivan, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Robbins, Sullivan; three brothers, Carl, Larry and Dale of Sullivan; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. James Dudley, York, Ill., and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilly Chenoweth, Lynn.

Private funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Welfer funeral home in Richmond. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, Centerville.

Health officials have ordered that no friends call and that the casket not be opened.

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

Death Claims Ivie M. Browne In Winchester

Mrs. Ivie M. Browne, 80, widow of James Albert Browne, died at 6:15 a. m. Saturday at her home, 251 East South street, Winchester. She had been in failing health the past year and seriously ill the past three days.

Mrs. Browne was a lifelong resident of Winchester and was graduated from Winchester high school in 1885. She was the daughter of John W. and Margaret A. (Warren) Ginger.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John I. Cheney, and a grandson, William A. Cheney, both of Winchester.

Mrs. Browne was an Eastern Star, member of the Presbyterian church and Winchester Music club and a charter member of the Woman's club. From 1921 to 1933 she served as secretary of the Winchester Home and Savings association.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10 a. m. (DST) at the Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, Rev. G. M. Payne. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker funeral home after 10 a. m. Sunday until one hour before the services. The casket will be closed at the church. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

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

Darke County Death – William J. Cain

Greenville – William J. Cain, 71, injured in an automobile-truck accident at Lansing, Mich. On June 28, died of internal injuries at the Fred Sparrows hospital in that city on Wednesday. He had resided in Darke county the major part of his life. Services: here, Saturday. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Bodies Are Returned

Greenville – The bodies of two deceased veterans of Darke county have arrived in New York City aboard the transport Carroll Victory. The deceased veterans and their next-of-kin are: Sgt Jerome J. Goubeaux, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Goubeaux, Greenville, and Pfc. Karl Bradney, Mrs. Mae Bradney, route two, New Madison. Both bodies will arrive in Darke county for burial within the next two weeks.

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

Husband Of Former Lynn Woman Dead

Mrs. Charles Wayt, of Lynn has received word of the death of Robert Baxter in Seattle, Wash., Wednesday night. He was 34 years old.

Survivors include the widow, the former Ethel Wayt, a former resident of Lynn; a daughter, Judith and a son, John, at home in Seattle. Funeral services for Mr. Baxter and burial will take place in Washington.

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

Services For Drowning Victim To Be Tuesday

Services for Marvin Dale Brock, 22, North Plum street, Union City, who was drowned Friday in Black lake, near Cheboygan, Mich., will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Rev. E. E. Kaufman of Bluffton, Ind., will officiate, with burial in Union City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Brock was drowned at about 4 p. m. Friday while attempting to swim to the shore after his rowboat capsized about a mile from land as the result of choppy water.

Two companions, I. N. Reitenour, 431 North Walnut street, Union City, and Ivan Stegall, Lake Wales, Fla., were in the boat when it capsized but were rescued by a lifeguard crew which was called from Cheboygan.

Brock and his companions went out on the lake because he wanted to get in one more day of fishing before he returned to Union City from his vacation.

Brock and his wife, Helen, were on a one-week trip celebrating their first wedding anniversary.

Mr. Reitenour, 81-year-old prominent Union City resident, gave the following account of the accident:

After the three men had been fishing for awhile, the water kept getting more choppy. They decided to return to shore and had gotten 100 feet when a large wave filled the boat two-thirds full of water, Another high wave caused the boat to capsize.

Mr. Reitenour held onto the side of the boat but Mr. Stegall, age 70, and young Brock started to swim towards shore. Soon the boat went under and Mr. Reitenour also started towards shore.

Meanwhile, vacationers from a hotel near the lake summoned the lifeguard crew from Cheboygan.

Mr. Reitenour estimates that he held onto the boat for 15 minutes and then swam one-half mile when the lifeguards arrived and gave him a lifesaver.

They asked Mr. Reitenour about the others in the boat and then found Mr. Stegall near the shore. It took over one hour to recover the body of Brock.

Mr. and Mrs. Stegall, Mr. Reitenour and his housekeeper, Miss Louise Crawford, had been vacationing at Black Lake for two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Brock had spent a few days in Wisconsin and then joined the others at Black Lake. Miss Crawford is a sister of Mrs. Brock.

The Brocks had planned to return home Saturday.

Mr. Brock was born July 25, 1926 in Fort Recovery, the son of Chester and Josephine Brock. He was graduated from Fort Recovery high school with the class of 1944 and then served in the navy for a two year period, from June, 1944 to June, 1946. He was a fireman, second class.

Following his service discharge, Mr. Brock came to Union City and became employed at Kemper's Furniture company. His marriage to Helen J. Crawford took place July 3, 1948.

Mr. Brock was well-known as the first baseman of the Union City Lions club softball team. He also belonged to the Carpenters and Joiners union, No. 1199.

Surviving are the wife; his parents who reside in Fort Recovery; and one brother, Lavon Brock, also of Fort Recovery. One brother, Donald, was killed in an automobile accident eight years ago.

[Obituary published July 20 – Extracted additional information. Also surviving were his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brock, of Fort Recovery; his foster maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bibler of San Gabriel, California.]

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

Buckingham Services Will Be Held Tuesday

Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Viola Leota Buckingham, 63, wife of Harry E. Buckingham, 1308 West Pearl street, Union City, whose death occurred at 7 p. m. Saturday at the city hospital, 10 days after she had undergone a major operation. She had been in failing health for the last years.

The services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. O. J. McMullen in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

Born on February 26, 1886 in Jay county, she was the daughter of William and Emily Small. She came with her parents to Union City following her education in Jay county schools.

She was married to Mr. Buckingham during 1905 in Union City. Mr. Buckingham, now retired, formerly served as sexton of the Union City cemetery for many years.

Mrs. Buckingham was a member of the Presbyterian church and Daughters of America.

Besides the husband, she leave one daughter, Mrs. Myron Monroe, Union City; three sons, Ray E., Wayne township trustee, and Harold Buckingham, both of Union City, and Ralph, of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Brown, who resides in California.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time. The D. of A. will conduct a lodge of sorrow at the mortuary this evening at 8 o'clock.

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

Darke County Death – Clay Cromwell

Ithaca – Clay Cromwell, 67, who resided one and one-half miles northeast of Ithaca, died Thursday at his home following an extended illness. Survivors: wife, Ollie; two daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Mullenix, Arcanum, and Alice, at home; one brother, Clarence, Lewisburg, O., route one, and two grandchildren. Services: Sunday, Castine. Burial: Mote cemetery.

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

Death Claims George Bell, Union City Man

George Bell, 80-year-old well known Union City resident, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following a two weeks' serious illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Bell, who resided at the Branham hotel, had been employed at the Red 73 Creamery for the past 35 years. He served as a stationary engineer.

Surviving are two sons, William A. and Joseph G. Bell, both of Yazoo City, Miss., and one daughter, Mrs. Lottie Buckner, of Dallas, Texas.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending the arrival of relatives.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 14 at the funeral home. Burial was made in the Union City Cemetery.]

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

Grandson Of County Residents Dies Of Polio

Stanley Botkin Scott, three and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott of Greenville, O., and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Botkin of near Carlos, has been added to the list of infantile paralysis fatalities in Darke county, Ohio.

The little boy died at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, Ohio at 3:30 a. m. Tuesday following a few days illness.

Surviving in addition to the parents and maternal grandparents, are two brothers, Stephen, and Dennis, and a sister, Christine, all at home, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Scott of Greenville.

Private funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Wednesday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Stanley Wiant of Greenville in charge. Interment will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

By order of health officials funeral services and burial will be private and the casket will not be opened. It also has been requested that flowers be omitted.

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

Darke County Death – William Miller

Arcanum – William E. Miller dropped dead in the rear of his yard in Arcanum while painting a shed Saturday. Heart trouble was the cause of death. Survivors: wife, Fern; five daughters, two sons, two sisters and a brother. Services: in charge of Zechar funeral home, Greenville.

[William Edward Miller, age 68, was buried Tuesday, July 12 in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.]

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

Darke County Death – Dell Schaar

Arcanum – A retired farmer, Dell Schaar, 67, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Waldo Snyder, near Arcanum, after a one year illness. Services: Arcanum, Tuesday. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

[Delmar Schaar was buried on Tuesday, July 12.]

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

Darke County Death – Nancy Kay Strait

New Weston – Nancy Kay Strait, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strait, New Weston, died Friday at Good Samaritan hospital, Dayton, after a one week illness. Cause of death has not been determined. Services: New Weston, Sunday. Burial: Shook cemetery.

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

Darke County Death – Ella S. Horner

Arcanum – Miss Ella S. Horner, 81, died Friday at the Fellers rest home here. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Ithaca cemetery, Rev. Earl Lantz in charge.

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

Darke County Death – Warren A. Beam

Arcanum – Warren Anderson Beam, 68, of six miles east of Arcanum, died Friday at his home. He was a retired farmer. Services: Monday, Arcanum. Burial: Ansonia cemetery.

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

Rosa G. Kapp Dies Monday At Home Near Lynn

Rosa Gertrude Kapp, 74, passed away at her home southeast of Lynn early Monday morning following an illness of several months.

Survivors include the husband, Harry E.; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Walsh and Mrs. Gertrude Parks, both of Richmond; five grandchildren; one brother, Albert Kohl of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Blemker of Bascon, Ohio, and Mrs. Freday Eddy of Indianapolis.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kapp will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery at Richmond.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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

Sister Of Hillgrove Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Bowman of Hillgrove, is mourning the death of a sister, Mrs. Minnie Sullenberger, 57, route two, Arcanum, which occurred Monday. Mrs. Sullenberger, wife of Harry Sullenberger, had been a patient in Randolph County hospital, Winchester, for ten days prior to her death. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Miller's Grove church, one mile northeast of Pitsburg in Darke county. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence.

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

Darke County Death – William D. Livingston

Greenville – William D. Livingston, 79, died at his home in Greenville Sunday. He had resided in Greenville since 1905 and was formerly employed at the Greenville Lumber company. Survivors: wife, Frances; a son, Emerson, Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. R. A. Runyan, Toledo; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two sisters. Services: Tuesday, Greenville. Burial: city cemetery.

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

Benjamin Culy, Retired Farmer, Succumbs At 89

Benjamin K. Culy, 89, retired farmer of Saratoga, died at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday night at the Randolph County hospital after an illness of nine weeks.

He is survived by the widow, Christie; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Bousman, Mrs. Ethel Warren and Mrs. Vera Simmons, all of Saratoga, and Mrs. Alvina Peers of Winchester, and four sons, George of Richmond, Walter of Winchester, Asa of Union City and Russell of Muncie.

Funeral services will be held at the Five Points church, north of Winchester, Saturday at 2 p. m. (DST) in charge of Elders Ed Allen and David Farmer and Rev. Milton Persons. Interment will be in the Reitenour cemetery, west of Deerfield.

Friends may call at the Reynard funeral home in Modoc until 2 p. m. Friday at which time the body will be removed to the residence in Saratoga where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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

Services Are Held Today For Former Union City Resident

Services were held this afternoon at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Sarah F. Steiner, 93, a former Union City resident, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Otterbein church home at Lebanon, O. Burial was made in Nashville cemetery, located southeast of Union City.

Mrs. Steiner had resided in Union City until entering the Otterbein home in the spring of 1945.

She was the widow of Andrew Steiner who died in 1939. Her first husband was Lee Cable, Dawn, O., who died 19 years ago.

The only immediate survivor is a grandson, Morris Shewman, of Dayton.

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

Mary L. Retter Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mrs. Mary L. Retter, 60, passed away at the Randolph County hospital early Thursday morning following major surgery. She was a resident of the New Liberty community, near Lynn.

Surviving are the husband, Otis; a foster son, Edgar of near Lynn; three foster grandchildren, Judith, Franklin and Farrell; one brother, Milton Vaughn of Union City; the step-mother, Mrs. Lewis Hildebrand of Indianapolis, and two step-sisters, Mrs. Flossie Kaucher of Union City, and Mrs. Henry Miles of Indianapolis.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn pending completion of funeral arrangements.

[Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, July 16 at the New Liberty Christian church. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.]

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

County Native Dies Wednesday At Home Near Albany

J. O. Pierce, 66, a native of Randolph county, died suddenly Wednesday at his home west of Albany from a heart attack. Mr. Pierce had been in his usual health, and his death was unexpected by members of his family.

The body was removed to the Baird funeral home in Portland where friends may call. Funeral services have not been definitely arranged, pending word from a daughter in Montana. However, the rites will be held in the Baird chapel and interment will be made in Green Park cemetery.

Mr. Pierce was born April 6, 1883, at Ridgeville, the son of the late James O. and Susan (Bowersox) Pierce. He was graduated from the Portland high school in 1901 and later attended Purdue university for a few years.

Returning to Portland he was married to Bessie Flesher, who survives, with two daughters, Mrs. Willard Miller of southeast of Portland, and Mrs. John Schairer, of Hungry Horse, Montana, and a grandson, Garry Lee Miller; one brother, Earl Pierce of Portland and two sisters, Mrs. G. T. Vail, of Michigan City and Mrs. L. W. Hull, of Chicago.

Mr. Pierce engaged in farming, living in Pike township until about three years ago when the family moved to a farm west of Albany.

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

New Madison Boy Dies From Polio

Services were held this morning at the Miller funeral home in Greenville for Marvin Leon Best, age 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Best, New Madison, route two, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon at Reid Memorial hospital, Richmond, from the effects of infantile paralysis.

The boy's death made the fourth polio fatality in Darke county this year.

[Burial was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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

Death Claims Ida A. Theis At U. C. Home

Mrs. Ida A. Theis, 63, wife of Carl Theis, died this morning at 4:55 o'clock at her residence, 801 North Plum street from a complication of diseases. Her condition had been serious for the past several months.

She was born on February 17, 1886 in Grant county, Ky., the daughter of William Thomas and Martha Sidell-Hicks. She was educated in Grant county schools and married to Mr. Theis in Cincinnati on December 24, 1915.

Since her marriage, Mrs. Theis had made her home in Union City. She was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. James Ross, Lansing, Mich.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Bothast, Union City; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Florence Armstrong, and four brothers, William, Charles, John and Harry Hicks. Two brothers are deceased.

The body was removed to Fraze funeral home in Union City where friends may call until 7 p. m. Wednesday at which time the body will be taken to the residence.

Final rites will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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

Ashley Infant Dies At U. C. Hospital

Janet Elaine Ashley, three month old daughter of Paul and Dorothy Mason-Ashley, of Howe, Ind., died Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the Union City hospital following a five day serious illness from pneumonia. The infant was born at Sturgis, Mich., on April 3, 1949.

Besides the parents, survivors include a young sister, Leah Catherine Ashley; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin A. Mason, Union City, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Brewster, Geneva, Ind.

Graveside services will be held at the Salamonia cemetery Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Burl M. Bechdolt in charge. Friends may call at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City.

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

Lifelong County Resident Dies Near Winchester

Mrs. Anna Ritenour, 80, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, passed away at 4 a. m. Wednesday at her home four miles south of Winchester

She was born April 19, 1869, the daughter of Elijah and Mary Ann (Burton) Ramsey. She was a member of the Clear Creek Christian church.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas G. Mullen of Frankfort and Edgar Mullen of Winchester, and several grandchildren.

Last rites for Mrs. Ritenour will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Friday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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

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

Tetanus Infection Is Fatal To 8-year-old Madison Township Girl

Rosalind Sue Macklin, eight-year-old daughter of Daniel and Glates (Girton) Macklin of Madison township, on the Jay-Randolph county line, passed away at 9:15 a. m. Friday at the Jay County hospital in Portland. Death was attributed to tetanus infection resulting from a cut on the child's left foot which she received about nine days ago. She had been seriously ill for the last three days.

Surviving in addition to the parents is a sister, Vonda Lee, and a brother, Daniel Paul, both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Essie Evans of Portland, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lulu Girton of Madison township.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. (CST) Sunday at the New Pittsburgh Church of God. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The body will remain at the Williamson funeral home in Portland where friends may call until the hour of the services.

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

Former Resident Of Near U. C. Dies Friday

Jesse A. Chenoweth, 65, a former resident of Washington township, located southeast of Union City, died Friday at 11 a. m. at his home in Wauseon, O., following an eleven day illness from the effects of a ruptured appendix.

He was born July 21, 1884, in Washington township, the son of Benjamin and Flora Cole Chenoweth. Following his education in the Sharpeye school, he was married to Mabel Glunt on Feb. 18, 1914.

For several years he farmed in Washington township, later he worked for the farm bureau in Greenville, and then moved to Wauseon about 20 years ago.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Congregational Christian church of Coletown.

Besides the wife he leaves one son, Paul Leroy Chenoweth, Wauseon. Funeral services are pending. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

[Funeral services were held at the Miller funeral home in Greenville Tuesday, July 26 with burial in the Greenville Cemetery. He was also a graduate of the Greenville high school. Some further information is available in an obituary published August 1, 1949.]

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

Mother Of Union City Resident Is Dead

Mrs. Paul Mangas of Union City, is mourning the death of her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Puthoff, 59, of near Richmond, which occurred Wednesday morning. Services were held Friday at Richmond with Rev. Ralph Yaney of Union City, in charge. Burial was in Goshen cemetery. Other survivors include the husband, William Puthoff.

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

Mother Of U. C. Principal Passes Away

Mrs. Oliver Harader, 74, mother of L. M. Harader, principal of the Union City West Side high school, died Friday at 12 o'clock noon at a convalescent home in Fort Wayne following a six-month illness.

She had been residing at the home of another son, Guy Harader, in Fort Wayne. From September 1948 to April she had resided at the home of her son in Union City.

A native of Marion, Ind., she was born on November 18, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Miller. She was the widow of William Harader whose death occurred in 1934.

The deceased was a member of the Union City Methodist church. Besides the two sons she leaves four grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the McComb funeral home in Fort Wayne. The place of burial was not disclosed. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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

Services For Myrtle Brown Are Held Today

Final rites for Mrs. Myrtle V. Brown, 72, of 713 North Columbia street, Union City, whose death occurred Friday at a Richmond hospital, were held this afternoon at the Brooks and Sons funeral home. Rev. Earl Lantz was in charge, with burial in the city cemetery.

Mrs. Brown had been ill several weeks following a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born on November 28, 1876 in New Weston, the daughter of Stephan and Rachel Cavender-Houston. She received her education in rural schools near New Weston and was married to Clifford G. Brown in 1899 at Burkettsville.

Mrs. Brown had made her home in Union City since 1905. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and formerly belonged to the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are one son, Otis Brown, Cambridge, O.; two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Conrad, Sidney, O., and Mrs. Cleo Bowers, Anderson; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Leone Rowland, Anderson, and Mrs. Emma Whitacre, Lebanon, O., and one brother, Oscar Houston, Fayette, Idaho.

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

Former Randolph, Jay County Teacher Dies; Rites Today

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence in Portland, for Troy Smith, 73, former Randolph and Jay county educator, who died suddenly Saturday night following a heart attack. Rev. Marshall Weaver officiated and interment was in the Lisbon cemetery.

Mr. Smith had been listening to the radio at his home, 409 East High street, Saturday evening when he walked out on the porch to sit down. He suffered a heart attack a short time later and died. He had been in failing health for the last three months.

Mr. Smith was born July 1, 1876, on a farm north of Union City, the son of Noah S. and Martha (Sell) Smith. On August 30, 1899, he was married to Laura E. Cripe, who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Dr. Miriam I. Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a brother, Willard M. Smith of north of Union City. One daughter, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

He was a former principal and teacher in the Portland high school. He also taught at schools in the Union City community and at colleges in West Lafayette and Danville, Ind. He retired from the teaching profession in 1942 after forty-one years.

Mr. Smith received B. S. degrees from North Manchester college and Indiana university and his M. S. degree in education from Columbia university.

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

Another Child In Darke County Dies From Polio

Greenville, Ohio, July 25 – Polio claimed it fifth victim in Darke county Saturday with the death of Dana Eugene Holdeman, age 5, of Ansonia. The child died Saturday morning at Miami Valley hospital at Dayton.

Dr. Maurice M. Kane, Darke county health commissioner, stated Saturday that another polio victim has been reported in the county, bringing the total to 13. The new case is that of Tommy Brown, age 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brown, of Ithaca.

There have been three positive cases of polio from Ansonia, one resulting in death marking the fifth fatality recorded in the county out of 13 cases.

The Holdeman boy is survived by his father, Raymond, of Ansonia, his mother, Goldie, of Bellefontaine, four brothers and two sisters.

[Daniel Eugene Holdeman, 4, was buried in the Old Teegarden Cemetery on Sunday, July 24. Services by Oliver funeral home, Greenville. His mother was formerly Goldie Westfall.]

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

Polio Claims 17-year-old Jay County Boy

Redkey, Ind., July 26 – Ronald Leroy Mock, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mock of southeast of Redkey, died Monday afternoon in Ball hospital, Muncie, a victim of polio. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday.

In addition to the parents, he is survived by two sisters, Wanita and Janice, both at home; three brothers, Norman, Marvin and Francis, all at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mock of Ansonia, O., and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hartzell of near Fairview. He was a junior in the Gary high school.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Powers Station church and burial will be in the Strong cemetery.

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

Hold Services For Woodington Child

Graveside services for Stephen Ronald Knick, twenty four day old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Knick, one and one-half miles west of Woodington, were held this afternoon at the St. John's Lutheran church cemetery, located northeast of Greenville.

The infant died Monday at the family residence. Other survivors include one brother, Paul, and one sister, Marlene, both at home; a grandmother, Mrs. Susannah Sanders, Ansonia, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Peters, also of Ansonia.

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

Polio Claims Third Person In Randolph County

Infantile Paralysis today claimed its third fatality in Randolph county, and the second in the same community.

Brenda Kae, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loal Tittle of Ridgeville, died at Ball hospital in Muncie at 9:45 a. m. Thursday.

The first death from the disease from Ridgeville was Mrs. Maxine Garringer, 33, who died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis on June 16. The second fatality was Stephen Tipple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tipple of Winchester, who died at Ball hospital on July 5.

Brenda Kae was the oldest child of a family of six children. She was an “A” student and would have entered the fifth grade at Ridgeville in the fall.

Survivors in addition to the parents are three sisters, Linda Lee, Mary Etta and Zenobia Diane, and two brothers, Eddie Gene and Lamont Adriane, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tittle and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stidham, all of Ridgeville, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Franks, also of Ridgeville.

Private funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Middleton mortuary in Ridgeville with Rev. Philip Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lawndale cemetery.

Little Brenda Kae was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night and was placed in the first homemade iron lung, the product of Muncie manufacturer Jack Reichart, Wednesday night.

Brenda Kae was placed in the homemade apparatus after its first patient, Rue Skyland Steele, of Muncie, had been transferred to a second and more adaptable mechanical breathing machine, also made by Mr. Reitchart and his employees at the Excel Manufacturing company.

Brenda Kae's death brought to 20 the total number of fatalities from polio in Indiana this year, according to state board of health reports.

Three new cases and one suspect were reported in the county Thursday.

The suspect is Marsha, four and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stillwell of 711 West Will street, Winchester, who was taken to Ball hospital Wednesday night.

The three new cases diagnosed as positive polio in a “mild” form are:

Mrs. William Comer, confined to her home at 432 North Main street, Winchester; Mrs. Sara Jane Wilhite, confined to her home at 626 Short street, Winchester, and Jimmy Hardeman, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hardeman, of 220 East Oak street, Union City, who also is confined to his home. The youth reportedly has no paralysis. He has been ill since Tuesday noon.

Robert Engle, 29-year-old Winchester man who has been in a critical condition since being admitted to Ball Sunday night, still is listed as “critical” by hospital officials. He is in an iron lung and has paralysis.

Three Randolph county children were admitted to Riley at Indianapolis late Tuesday from Ball for further observation and therapy. They are David and Gaynel Cooper, children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper of Winchester, and Jan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Keys of near Winchester.

Patty Lou Martin, six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin of Winchester, who has been in an iron lung at Riley for about two weeks, is reported, “showing improvement” and “eating better,” although still confined to the respirator.

In Union City only two active cases of polio have been reported – the Hardeman boy and Robert Gorrell, four and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gorrell, 307 South Columbia street. The Gorrell boy is receiving care at Riley and is reported in good condition. Relatives report that “he does not seem to have any paralysis.”

Philip Weida, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Weida, 1223 West Oak street, Union City, recently was stricken with a mild case of polio but now is reported to be recovered.

Four more cases of infantile paralysis were reported today in Jay county, bringing the total to 48 in the current epidemic. Jay county's second fatality from the disease occurred at St. Joseph hospital in Ft. Wayne at 12:15 o'clock Wednesday morning with the death of Earnest W. Junk, 22, of five miles southwest of Portland on the New Mount Pleasant road.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Williamson funeral home in Portland at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery, west of Deerfield.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 29, 1949

Winchester Man Loses Gallant Fight To Polio

Robert A. Engle, 29, a World War II navy flier and a resident of near Winchester, has lost his gallant fight against infantile paralysis. Death came at 10:10 a. m. Friday at Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie.

Engle's death brought to four the number of polio fatalities in Randolph county since June 16 and was the second for Winchester. Others who have died with the disease were Mrs. Maxine Garringer and Brenda Kae Tittle, both of Ridgeville, and Stephen Tipple of Winchester.

The Winchester man was rushed to Ball hospital around midnight Sunday and was immediately placed in an iron lung. His condition had been listed as critical since Monday. He took a turn for the worse Thursday morning and several doctors labored throughout the day and night in an effort to save his life.

Early Friday morning he was thought to be slightly improved but death apparently was near at that time.

Less than four months ago Engle, his wife, Mary, and their two daughters, Mary Jane, four and Susanne, two, moved into their newly-built home in the Edgewood sub-division a mile and a half east of Winchester.

Engle was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Engle of 526 West Washington street, Winchester, and was associated with his father and uncle, Clyde, in Engle's Music store in Winchester. Other survivors include a brother, Dr. John Max Engle of Portland, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. A. T. Engle of 302 East Washington street, Winchester, and several aunts and uncles.

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

Ball and Riley hospitals reported no new polio admittances from Randolph county Friday morning. Neither were there any dismissals.

Gaynel and David Cooper, children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper of Winchester, and Jan Keys, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Keys, of Winchester route 3, who were transferred from Ball at Muncie to Indianapolis this week have been taken out of isolation and placed in the Rotary convalescent wing at Riley.

Mrs. Pauline Warren, 44, of Saratoga, who was taken to Robert Long at Indianapolis on July 20, is reported to be “satisfactory.”

Six-year-old Patty Lou Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin of Winchester, is still reported to be showing “continued improvement.”

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 29, 1949

Services Held For Widow Of Former Union City Banker

Mrs. Laura E. Tansey, 93, Muncie native who was one of the last two surviving widows of Civil War veterans in Delaware county, died at her residence, 1020 Powers street, Muncie, Wednesday at 8:15 p. m. In spite of her age, Mrs. Tansey had always been active and she succumbed after a brief illness.

Her husband, Edwin Tansey, who fought with an Indiana infantry regiment at Chickamagua, died 25 years ago. He was a Union City banker after the war and founded the Muncie Loan company.

Mrs. Tansey had been a Muncie resident all of her life. Surviving are a son, Carl Powers, of Muncie; a brother, James Howell, Muncie; a grandson, Charles Powers, also of Muncie; two granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Meeks mortuary in Muncie. Burial was in Beech Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 29, 1949

Mother Of Local Resident Dies In Pennsylvania, Thursday

Funeral arrangements are being made today for Mrs. Susan Dubeansky, 62, who died at her home in Pittsburgh, Pa., Thursday following an illness of three months.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Alexander of Union City route 4, and three sons, Joe Dubeansky of Union City route 4, Stephen Dubeansky of the Ideal Trailer Court, east of Winchester, and Andy Dubeansky of Anderson.

The son Joe is an employe in the composing room of the Winchester News and Journal-Herald.

Funeral services and burial probably will be in Pennsylvania.

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

Mattie S. Keever Dies At Randolph County Hospital

Mattie Simmons Keever, 71, widow of former county assessor Pearl B. Keever, passed away at 4 a. m. Thursday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

She was born in Winchester on May 16, 1878, daughter of Nathan C. and Ellen (Kem) Simmons. She spent her entire lifetime in Randolph county and attended the Winchester schools. Her husband preceded her in death on December 11, 1945. She was a member of the Friends church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ed Best of Winchester, and Mrs. Roy Shierling of Union City; four brothers, D. M. Simmons, William C. Simmons, N. Vern Simmons and Walter Simmons, all of Winchester, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Keever will be conducted at 10 a. m. (DST) Saturday at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester with Rev. Kenneth Pickering in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.

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

Rose Hill Woman Claimed By Death; Services Saturday

Services have been arranged for Mrs. Rosa M. Johnson, 65, of Rose Hill, located northeast of Union City, who died Wednesday at the Jay County hospital in Portland after a two weeks illness.

The services will be conducted at the Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Springhill cemetery at Fort Recovery. Friends may call at the the residence.

Surviving are one son, Floyd, Fort Recovery, rural route; a daughter, Mrs. Edmund Meyer, Rose Hill; five grandchildren and a brother, John A. Briner, New Weston, route one.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Rose Hill Evangelical United Brethren church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 1, 1949

Polio Victim Was Related Locally

Mrs. Ina Anders, 609 North Howard street, Union City, is mourning the death of her granddaughter, Linda Diane Anders, of Redkey, which occurred last Thursday while the child was being rushed by ambulance to Ball Memorial hospital in Muncie. Death was attributed to infantile paralysis.

Linda was the nine-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Anders. Mr. Anders formerly resided in Union City. Other survivors include one sister, Toni Kay, and one brother, Jack Richard, both at home, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kinley, Redkey.

Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Jones mortuary in Redkey.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 1, 1949

Services Are Held For New Weston Man

Services were held this afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for John W. Sherrets, 90-year-old New Weston man, who died Friday afternoon at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after a three-month illness. Burial was in Greenville cemetery.

One brother, Eli Sherrets, of Greenville, rural route and nieces and nephews are the only surviving relatives.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 1, 1949

Polio Results In Sixth Death In Darke County

Greenville, O., Aug. 1 – The death toll from infantile paralysis in Darke county since June 30 has reached a total of six with the death of two and one-half year old Robert Eugene Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Brown, 128 Fairview avenue, Greenville.

The child was taken to Miami Valley hospital on July 25, and was diagnosed as having the acute anterior spinal type of polio. He succumbed at the hospital at 8:15 p. m. Friday.

Private services were held Monday morning with burial in Greenville cemetery.

The death rate in Darke county stemming from the effects of infantile paralysis has reached 30 per cent, six having succumbed out of a total of 20 cases reported.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 1, 1949

Mrs. Pearl Russ Passes Away At U. C. Hospital

Mrs. Pearl M. Russ, 68, wife of John Russ, a partner in the Wright and Russ Filling station in Union City, passed away at 8:30 p. m. Sunday at the Union City hospital following a six day serious illness from the effects of a cerebral stroke. She resided at 1120 West Pearl street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, she was born on September 14, 1880, the daughter of Washington and Susan Flatter-Fox. She received her education in the old Hillgrove school and was married to Mr. Russ on December 27, 1898 in Greenville.

On December 26, 1948, Mr. and Mrs. Russ observed their golden wedding anniversary with an open house for their relatives and friends. Mrs. Russ was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church.

Besides the husband, she leaves several nieces and nephews.

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

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

[Funeral services were private due to the ban on public gatherings to curb the spread of polio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 1, 1949

Winchester Painter County's Fifth Automobile Accident Fatality

Orlo O. Richison, 39, Winchester painter and paper hanger, is Randolph County hospital from a skull fracture sustained in an accident Saturday at 1:10 a. m. on state road 27 at the Jay-Randolph county line nine miles north of Winchester.

Sheriff Cliff Hines said he was told by one of the passengers in the southbound car that Richison apparently was going at a high rate of speed and lost control of the machine while rounding the curve. The vehicle struck a telephone pole, the same one which was knocked down about a month ago in a similar accident.

Funeral services for Mr. Richison will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Summers funeral home in Winchester in charge of Rev. Orville Woody, pastor of the Congregational Christian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 o'clock tonight and until the hour of the services. However, due to the polio situation the funeral services will be private.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Zella Richison; three daughters, Betty Jean, Shirley Ann and Donna; two sons, James and Dennie Ray; Mrs. Dallas Richison of near Winchester; three brothers, Charles of Frankfort and Frank and Meredith of Winchester, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Thompson of Atwater, Cal.

Injured in the accident and reported in serious condition at the hospital were Mrs. Ruth Hunt, 37, of 723 North Meridian street, and Mrs. Virginia Cuppy, 38, of 163 South East street, both in Winchester.

Mr. Richison was unconscious from the time of the accident to his death.

He lived at 110 South Meridian street, Winchester.

Sheriff Hines and Deputy Perry Jennings investigated three accident Sunday, the first at 2:05 p. m. one mile north of Lynn on state road 27, when two cars sideswiped as one attempted to pass one he was trialling.

Cars were operated by William E. Hutell and Ralph R. Abney, both of Richmond. Mildred Lantz of Richmond was riding with Abney and Richard Harris and Elsie Kline, also of Richmond, were with Hutzell.

No one was injured. Damage to the automobiles were estimated at $350; to the fence of Mrs. John Beverly, $20.

At 6:15 p. m. there was an accident 11 miles south of Winchester when two cars came together at the intersection of the Five Points and Bloomingsport roads. The drivers, John A. Willis of near Winchester and Marion A. Gross of Ridgeville route 1, said their vision was obscured by a corn field.

Mr. and Mrs. Wampler and Mrs. Willis were in the Willis car. Mrs. Gross was in the Gross machine. Total estimated damage was $500, plus $15 to Joel Johnson's fence.

The third Sunday accident was at 7:10 p. m. when Joseph Dwiggins of Winchester route 1 drove his car into the rear of one operated by George Abel, jr., of East Franklin street, Winchester. This wreck occurred two mile west of Winchester on state road 32 as both machines were going east in heavy race traffic.

Jared S. Speakman, 65, of Winchester route 4, is nursing a broken jaw suffered in an accident last Friday morning one mile north and two east of Winchester on the White river road. Cars driven by him and Joseph Brown of Union City route 1 collided at a road intersection, both claiming that a corn field obscured their vision. Automobile damage was estimated at $300.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 2, 1949

U. G. Daly, Former Sheriff And Winchester Official; Dead At 77

Ulysses Grant Daly, former Randolph county and Winchester public official, died at the Randolph County hospital Tuesday morning at the age of 77 years. He had been in failing health for several months.

Mr. Daly, who was born near Snow Hill June 10, 1872, was a former city marshal, fire chief, city detective and chief of police in Winchester, and served two terms as sheriff of Randolph county.

He was elected marshal in 1898 but during the first year of his four-year term he was serving as a sergeant in Company F, 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish-American war and a deputy was in his place in Winchester. His next military service was as first lieutenant of Company F., 152nd Infantry, in Mexico in 1916 and a year later he enlisted for the third time and went overseas with the A. E. F. and saw action in various outfits, returning as first lieutenant of company I, 109th Infantry.

Between wars Mr. daly worked at his trade as plasterer but after his return from France he was employed for a time at the Turner Glass company's plant. While there he was appointed chief of the Winchester fire department, which position he held four years.

In 1924 he was elected county sheriff and was reelected in 1926. After a short period in the real estate business he was appointed as city detective under Winchester Chief of Police Troy Clevenger and when the latter was killed by a gunman in a pistol battle he was named chief and served until 1934. More recently he had been associated in the real estate business with Omer Brown in Winchester.

He was a lifelong resident of Randolph county and made his home at 445 North West street, Winchester.

Survivors include the widow, Lena; four sons, James of California, and Don, Pat and George, all of Winchester; one daughter, Mary, at home; two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Tom Bailey of Winchester.

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

Former Winchester mayor Oran F. Ross, under whose administration Mr. Daly served, today said the passing of the former public official was a great loss. “He was one of the most loyal and able officers during my administration,” Mr. Ross said.

[Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 4. Services were private due to the ban on public gatherings to curb the spread of polio. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 2, 1949

H. L. Brown Dies Suddenly Near Lynn

Herbert L. Brown, 46, died suddenly at 7:15 p. m. Monday at the home of his uncle, Earl Brown, northeast of Lynn.

Only immediate survivors are aunts and uncles. They are Mrs. Cora Wolfe of Sunland, Calif., Mrs. Elta Retz of near Lynn, Thomas T. Brown of Richmond, J. Frank Brown of Lynn, Glen Brown of Pennville, and Earl, at whose home he died.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (DST) Thursday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Elvin Thornburg. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Funeral services will be private due to the ban on public gatherings. [To curb the spread of polio.]

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Tuesday until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 4, 1949

Services Are Held For Rose Hill Man

Services were held this afternoon at the Rose Hill E. U. B. church for Isaac L. Wiles, 89, whose death occurred Tuesday at the Jay county hospital in Portland. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Wiles, who resided near Rose Hill, locate northeast of Union City, is survived by one brother, Joe, of Tipton, Ind.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 6, 1949

Mooreland Boy Dies As Result Of Auto Crash

New Castle, Ind., Aug. 6 – An 11-year-old Mooreland boy was killed Friday because he was drinking from a soft drink bottle when the automobile in which he was riding collided with another.

The boy, Earl Richard Harris, died while being rushed to Ball hospital at Muncie. His jubular vein was severed by a fragment of the bottle when it broke as he was thrown against the dashboard of the car.

The car, driven by his 20-year-old brother, Joseph, collided with that of a neighbor, O. C. Paul, on a winding road near Mooreland. Joseph ran with the boy 800 yards to a highway and flagged down a motor carrier to take him to the hospital.

Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Ruth Harris Riley; a sister, Mrs. Beverly Anthony of Muncie; two brothers, Joseph and Robert.

Funeral services for Earl Harris will be held Monday at 10:30 a. m. at the Springport Christian church. Burial will be in the Tomlinson cemetery near Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 6, 1949

Final Rites Sunday For Ansonia Woman

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Zechar funeral home in Greenville for Mrs. Emma Florence Hand, 86, a resident of Ansonia for the major part of her life, whose death occurred Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Winegardner in Bellefontaine. Burial will be in Ansonia cemetery.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Ethel Pullen, Greenville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Zellers, Rossburg, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Scoyk, Greenville, rural route. She was the widow of Gilbert R. Hand.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 6, 1949

Darke County Death – Viola Sharp

Arcanum – Mrs. Viola Sharp, 76, wife of Edward Sharp, Arcanum, died at Wayne hospital, Greenville, Wednesday evening. Other survivors: son, Everett, Arcanum; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Cornelius Fourman, Greenville, and Harve Fourman, near Greenville. Services: Saturday, Arcanum. Burial: Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Services Held For Woodington Child, Leukemia Victim

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Miller Mortuary in Greenville for Sondra Kay Riffle, of near Woodington, located east of Union City.

The child, a victim of leukemia, died Friday afternoon at Children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She had been suffering from the rare disease since last December.

Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City, was in charge of the funeral rites, and burial was made in Greenville cemetery.

Besides the parents, she leaves one sister, Sharon, 13 months old; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Gower, Greenville, and the paternal grandfather, Ronald Riffle, Ansonia, route one.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Hold Final Rites For New Weston Woman

Services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Bertha Susan Cole, 69, a resident of New Weston the major portion of her life, whose death occurred Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Anna R. Metzcar, in Greenville.

The services were held at the New Weston Methodist church with Rev. Robert Redinbaugh officiating. Burial was in Holzapfel cemetery [HOLSAPPLE CEMETERY, Wabash Twp.]

Mrs. Cole, who was the widow of E. R. Cole, is survived by a son, Robert (Wink) Cole, Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. Metzcar, Greenville, and Mrs. Harry Derr, Rossburg; four brothers, Truman Redinbaugh, Rossburg; Robert, Battle Creek, Mich.; James, Greenville and Orla (Peck) Redinbaugh, New Weston, and a grandson, Bobbie Cole, a juvenile movie actor in several Hollywood films.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Funeral Services Held Today For Alta Garringer

Private funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Williamson funeral home in Portland for Mrs. Alta L. Garringer, 41, Rev. G. D. Werts was in charge and burial was in Riverside cemetery near Geneva.

Mrs. Garringer, a resident of near New Pittsburgh, died Saturday at the Randolph County hospital following a short illness.

Survivors include the husband, Paul; the mother, Mrs. Margaret L. Derrickson of Geneva; three brothers, Edward Derrickson of Fort Wayne, and Ralph and Wilbur Derricson of near Geneva, and two stepchildren, John Garringer of Tipton, Ind. And Josephine Garringer of southeast of Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Mrs. Mary Engle County's Fifth Polio Fatality

Mrs. Mary Engle, 27, of Winchester, today followed her husband in death. She passed away at Ball hospital in Muncie at 10:10 a. m., just nine days to the minute of her husband, Robert A.

The death of Mrs. Engle brought to five the number of polio fatalities in Randolph county since June 16. Her husband was the fourth fatality. Others were Mrs. Maxine Garringer and Brenda Kae Tittle, both of Ridgeville, and Stephen Tipple of Winchester.

Physically and mentally fatigued after caring for her husband during his fatal illness at Ball hospital and from the ordeal of his death and last rites, Mrs. Engle was taken to Muncie last Tuesday night for rest and observation.

Listed as a polio suspect, she soon was diagnosed as positive and her condition rapidly became worse. Late last week she developed paralysis of the lower limbs, which over the week end spread through the upper part of her body.

Her attending physician gave little hope for her recovery Sunday and earlier Monday morning had said her condition was hopeless.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane, four and one-half years old, and Susanne, two.

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

[Private funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery. Other survivors are the father Glenn Lovett of Denver, Colo.; the mother Mrs. Otho Elliott of Middletown, Ind.; the mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Engle of Winchester; one half sister, Marie Charlene Lovett of Anderson; one half brother, G. David Lovett and three step-sisters, Mrs. Ardelle Hyatt of Denver, Colo., Mrs. R. C. Amborse and Mrs. Kenneth Yeats, both of Anderson.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Arlin J. Bailey Rites Tuesday At Muncie; Was Resident Of Selma

Private funeral services will be conducted at the Parson mortuary in Muncie at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning for Arlin J. Bailey, 78, who died at the family home in Selma Saturday. Rev. C. D. Hancock will officiate and burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was a native of Blountsville and had lived in Selma for 71 years. He was a former employe of the Union Traction company, retiring after thirty years' service.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Dora Bailey; six sons, Harry Bailey of Marion, Ind. Don Bailey of Muncie, John Bailey of Fall River, Mass., Fred Bailey of Bloomington, Ill., Ira Bailey of Selma, and Carl Bailey, at home; one daughter, Miss Margaret Bailey, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Manring of Muncie, and Mrs. Lucy Corbin of Union City, and six grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 8, 1949

Trump Rites Held Monday At Arcanum, Ohio

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Hoffman funeral home in Arcanum, Ohio, for Lewis O. Trump, of New Orleans, La., who died Friday at the home of his sister, Mrs. L. W. Ridenour, in Modoc.

Mr. Trump had been in ill health for some time. He was 70 years old.

Surviving are the widow, Roma Hapner Trump; four sons, Ross of Philadelphia, Karl of New York City, Guy of Iowa City, Iowa, and James of Columbus, O.; four sisters, Mrs. John Gouch of West Manchester, O., Mrs. James Petry, Columbus, O., and Mrs. Ridenour; seven grandchildren.

Burial was in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 10, 1949

Zenna Hemp Dies At Home In Winchester

Zenna W. Hemp, died at his home, 512 North Main street, at 11:50 a. m. Wednesday.

Survivors include the widow, Lola; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ella Henderson of Winchester; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer and John, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Stutz, all of near Greenville.

The family has requested that instead of sending flowers persons contribute to the Bob and Mary Engle Polio Memorial fund [to purchase an iron lung for the Randolph County hospital.]

Private funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the residence in Winchester. Rev. Ardith Cortner will officiate. Burial will be in the cemetery at Ft. Clair, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 10, 1949

Darke County Death – William Westfall

New Madison – William Henry Westfall, 79, formerly of near New Madison, died suddenly Sunday evening of a heart condition at the Darke county infirmary. Services: Wednesday, New Madison. Burial: Castine cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 12, 1949

Z. T. Sandifar Dies At Home In Winchester

Zachariah Taylor Sandifar, 82, died at his home on Beech street Wednesday afternoon following a lingering illness.

Survivors include the widow, Nora; three sons, Clifford, Bert and Ernest, all of Winchester; one stepson, Chester Sandifar of Madison, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. Adella Prentice; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held at the Summers mortuary at 2 o'clock (CST) Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Residence Thursday evening and until one hour before the final rites.

Due to the ban on public gatherings, the services will be private.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 12, 1949

Darke County Death – Etta Royer

Greenville – Mrs. Etta Royer, 88, widow of Isaac Royer, died Tuesday evening at her home one mile south of this city after a lingering illness. A resident of the Greenville community most of her life, she leaves two daughters, Maude Royer and Ada May Royer, both at home, and two grandchildren. Services: Friday, here. Burial: Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 13, 1949

Darke County Death – Jesse North

Greenville – Graveside services were held Thursday at the Darke county home cemetery for Jesse North, 57, who died at the county home Tuesday noon. Survivors include several uncles and cousins.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 15, 1949

Former Hillgrove Resident Is Dead

Word has been received in Union City that John T. Wilson, 70, a former Hillgrove resident, died Thursday at his home in Bluefield, W. Va., following a short illness.

Mr. Wilson had spent the major part of his life in Bluefield where he was president of the Wilson Block Coal company.

A son of the late George and Minerva Wilson, he was born and reared at Hillgrove, and was graduate of Greenville public schools.

Two brothers, Delbert and Ira Wilson, both of Greenville, preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 15, 1949

R. P. Thornburg Dies Following Long Illness

Robert Paul Thornburg, 47, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nona Thornburg, 803 Beeson Drive, Winchester, at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning following a long illness. He was a carpenter by trade and made his home in Union City prior to his illness.

Surviving in addition to the parents are three daughters, Martha Ann, Paula Rae and Gloria, and one son, Allen, all of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Brown of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Ralph and George Thornburg of Dayton, and Lawrence of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (DST) Wednesday at the Fraze and Digs funeral home in Winchester with Rev. George Addington officiating. Interment will be in the Maxville cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Lewis Marshall

Greenville – Lewis Marshall, 71, who for 40 years was active in the retail dairy business in Greenville died Friday at a Dayton hospital after a three-year illness. He resided at 223 Euclid avenue. Survivors: wife, Pearl; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Drum, Circleville; step-son, Robert M. McKnight, Greenville, and one sister, Mrs. C. C. Lawson, Lake Wales, Fla. Services: Monday, here. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Goldie Locke

Greenville – Mrs. Goldie May Hutton-Locke, 56, wife of Dale G. Locke, died Friday night at her home in Verona after a four-month illness. She formerly lived here. Services: Monday, Verona. Burial: Verona cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 15, 1949

Darke County Death – Lewis E. Black

Ithaca – Lewis E. Black, 62, resident of Ithaca for the past 24 year, died at Wayne hospital, Greenville, Friday after a one-year illness. Survivors: wife, Elva; sister, Mrs. Gladys Dean, Dayton, and brother, Eugene M., Arcanum, route three. Services: Monday, Arcanum. Burial: Ithaca cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 16, 1949

Rowe Infant Dies At U. C. Hospital

Kelly Dale Rowe, infant son of Willett and Phyllis Cox-Rowe, Union City, route four, died Monday at 11:45 p. m. at the Union City hospital about 10 hours after birth.

Besides the parents, the infant leaves one brother, Craig Lee, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva A. Rowe, Union City, route four; maternal grandfather, Don Cox, Union City; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Brown-Kuth, New Paris, O.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma Collings, Danville, Ill., and the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Cox, also of Union City.

Services were to be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Burial was planned in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 16, 1949

Earl Davis, 28, Dies At Home In Winchester

Earl Vincent Davis, 28, passed away at his home on North West street in Winchester Sunday afternoon.

Survivors include the mother, Minnie M. Davis of Winchester; the father, William K. Davis of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. John Homan of Winchester, a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. (CST) Wednesday at the Summers funeral home in Winchester. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 17, 1949

David S. Garringer Dies At Home Of Daughter Near Lisbon

David S. Garringer, 76, a lifelong resident of Jay county, died a 3:45 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Pearson, near Lisbon in Randolph county. He had been in ill health for several months and had made his home with his daughter for the last two months.

Mr. Garringer had been employed by city waterworks department in Portland for a number of years. He was born June 16, 1873, the son of John and Nancy Garringer. He was married to Ellen Steed who preceded him in death in April of 1943.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Ed Kelley of Dunkirk; one son, Carl of Fort Recovery, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Isaac Garringer of Perosky, Mich., Ben Garringer of New Pittsburg, and Samuel of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Baird funeral home in Portland with Rev. Charles Fisher in charge. Burial will be in the Salamonia cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Harley Feeser

Gettysburg – William Harley/Horsley Feeser, 66, retired farmer of near Gettysburg, died at the Brumbaugh rest home, Greenville, Sunday evening. He had spent his entire life in Adams township. Survivors: three sons, Emerson, Ralph and Herbert, all of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Ullery, Gettysburg, and a brother, Roy Feeser, Gettysburg. Services: Wednesday, here. Burial: Gettysburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 17, 1949

Darke County Death – Bena Stone

New Madison – Mrs. Bena [Haspel]Stone, 64, wife of Herschell Stone, died Monday at her home here. She had spent her entire life in New Madison. Services: Wednesday, at residence. Burial: Greenmound cemetery, here.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 18, 1949

Darke County Death – Helen Christian

Bradford – Mrs. Helen Josephine [Saauer}Christian, 57, wife of Roy Christian, died Monday at her home here after an extended illness. Services: Wednesday, Bradford. Burial: Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 19, 1949

Death Claims J. B. Mason At U. C. Hospital

Jacob Benton Mason, 82, an independent truck driver in Union City for nearly a half century, passed away at 3 p. m. Thursday at the Union City hospital from the effects of a broken hip he suffered in a fall three months ago. He resided at 324 South Howard street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, he was born on October 23, 1868, the son of Thomas J. and Mary Welch-Mason. He was educated in the old No. 10 school and was married to Sarah Belle Woodman on December 6, 1892.

Mr. Mason farmed for several years and then moved into Union City where he became actively engaged as a truck driver. He retired about nine years ago, and was a member of the Christian church.

Besides the wife, he leaves five sons, Thomas B., Melvin A., and Benjamin A. Mason, all of Union City; Kenneth W., Greensfork, Ind., and Ralph, of Cincinnati; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Mangas, Union City, and Mrs. Kenneth Ripp, Tipp City, O.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Kantner, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Leona Warren, Birmingham, Ala., and one brother, Thomas Mason, also of Kalamazoo. Two sons, Richard J. and Harold Mason, preceded him in death.

The body was removed to Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. C. G. McCallister in charge. Burial will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 19, 1949

Curtis Teeter Death Occurs At Richmond

Curtis Teeter, 72, a former Union City resident, died Thursday at 2:25 p. m. at the home of a son, Charles, 1224 Butler street, Richmond, following a five-month illness from cancer. His condition was serious since last Sunday.

A native of Union City, he was the son of David and Eliza Chromas-Teeter. He received his education in Union City schools and was married to Dora Dill, whose death occurred on March 26, 1947.

Mr. Teeter, a retired farmer, had spent his entire life in the Union City community until two years ago when he made his home with the son at Richmond. He was a member of the Turpen Masonic lodge and Evangelical United Brethren church in Union City.

Besides the son, he leaves six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one brother, William Teeter, of Union City.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks and Sons funeral home in Union City. Rev. R. B. Ditmyer will be in charge with burial in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 20, 1949

Farmland Man Killed By Train; Funeral Sunday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock (DST) Sunday afternoon at the Farmland Nazarene church for Hubert Sunday, 63, a native of near Farmland, who was injured fatally at midnight Thursday when he walked into the side of a moving Nickel Plate railroad diesel locomotive at the Elm street crossing in Muncie. Rev. Calvin C. Wheeldon will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

F. E. Stuckey of Indianapolis, engineer of the train, was the only witness to the tragedy. C. S. Miller was the conductor of the passenger train, enroute to St. Louis.

Stuckey said the was approaching the station going west at about 20 miles an hour and was about eight minutes ahead of time – he was due at the station at 12:08 o'clock Friday morning.

He said Sunday was walking north on Elm street and walked into the left side of the locomotive near the front. Muncie police officers Dale Vannatter and Robert Pyle found the body approximately 30 feet northwest of the crossing.

A bundle of boy's new clothing which Sunday was carrying, his glasses with one lens broken and some change were found near the tracks.

According to papers in Mr. Sunday's billfold he was rooming at 608 South Shipley street in Muncie. Police were told by a man who identified him that the victim was staying in Muncie while painting a house which he had finished Thursday. He was to have collected his pay Friday.

Also, according to papers Mr. Sunday was a member of the Painter union local 1033, AF of L.

Sunday was a native of Randolph county, having been born and reared near Farmland. He always claimed Farmland as his home, although he had been employed in Muncie and other cities over a period of months. He was widely acquainted as a painter and paperhanger.

During World War II he engaged in defense work at the Warner Gear plant in Muncie.

Sam Drake, Delaware county coroner, said the cause of death was a skull fracture. Mr. Sunday was pronounced dead upon arrival at Ball hospital, where he was taken immediately following the accident.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Olga Chalfant of Muncie, and Mrs. Beulah Morgan and Miss Arveda Hutchens, both of Farmland; one son, Hubert Lee Sunday of Farmland, and two brothers, Charles Sunday of Farmland and Harry Sunday of Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 20, 1949

Darke County Death – Rose Funk

Greenville – Mrs. Rose Funk, 72, mother of Miss Catherine Funk, superintendent of Wayne hospital, Greenville, died Thursday at the hospital after a lingering illness. She resided at 306 Anderson avenue. Her husband, Albert Funk, died in 1944. Services Saturday, Greenville. Burial: Verona cemetery.

[Her maiden name was Anna Rosetta Shilt.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 22, 1949

Brother Of U. C. Woman Is Killed In Auto Accident

Kenneth Parker, 27, of Lansing, Mich., a brother of Mrs. Paul Brannon, 208 East Elm street, Union City, was killed in an automobile accident near Lansing Saturday evening.

According to reports received by Mrs. Brannon, the driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel and the auto left the road and careened into a river.

Two couples were riding in the car. No other details on the accident were available at press time.

Paul Brannon, Union City, and Fred Stocker, Greenville, brothers-in-law of the victim, and Arthur Parker, Greenville, a brother, went to Lansing Sunday afternoon to identify the body. They are expected to return home today.

The body will be taken from Lansing to the Miller funeral home in Greenville today. The deceased formerly resided in Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 22, 1949

Darke County Death – Daniel Wiley

Greenville – Daniel S. Wiley, 78, well known Ohio hotel man, died at Wayne hospital here Thursday after a short illness. He resided at 807 Washington avenue. He had purchased the James hotel on the public square here in 1940 but had lived retired since 1945 when he sold his local holdings. Services: Saturday, here. Burial: Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 22, 1949

Mother Of Lynn Morticians Dies At Hospital

Mrs. Leona Thomas, 74, mother of Paul and Leland Thomas, Lynn morticians, passed away around noon Saturday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness.

She was the widow of the late Russell C. Thomas. A native of Randolph county, Mrs. Thomas was born south of Arba, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Longfellow.

Surviving in addition to the two sons are two grandchildren, Louis R. and Sheila Mae Thomas of Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Skinner of Lynn, and Mrs. Alice Hill of Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Lynn Friends church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating and Rev. Franklin Chant assisting. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn until 1 p. m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the church to lie in state one hour before the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 23, 1949

G. C. Halstead Dies At Home Near Farmland

G. C. (Cleve) Halstead, 60, farmer, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home, five miles southwest of Farmland, after an extended illness.

He is survived by the widow, Verta; six daughters, Mrs. Berta Seagraves of Hagerstown, Mrs. Stanley Pope, Mrs. Alfred Little and Miss Edna Halstead, all of Richmond, Mrs. Clete Garrett of Oakville, and Mrs. Arvin Davis of Muncie; three sons, Elmer of Parker, Marvin of Muncie, and Glenn at home; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Stump and Mrs. Della Savoy, both of Ft. Recovery, Ohio, Mrs. John Harty of Montpelier, and Mrs. Maude Hatton of Muncie, and four brothers, Lewis of Lynn, Neal of Blountsville, and Cletus and Loring, both of near Muncie.

Funeral services for Mr. Halstead will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Union church with Rev. Robert Morris in charge. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 24, 1949

Darke County Death – W. G. Hershey

Greenville – W. G. (Weby) Hershey, 68, employe of the Darke county highway department for the past eight years, died Sunday at his home here. Survivors: wife, Ina; three sons, Ernest and Elmer, both of Greenville, and Omer, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Mr. Glenna Knoll, Greenville. Burial: Greenville cemetery.

[Webster Graham Hershey was buried on Wednesday, July 24. Seven grandchildren also survived.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1949

Fred Schmidt, U. C. Resident, Dies Wednesday

Fred W. Schmidt, 71, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, passed away Wednesday at 8:15 p. m. at the city hospital from the effects of a heart attack. He lived at 235 North Walnut street and had been ill since last Sunday evening.

Mr. Schmidt was born on December 17, 1877 in Darke county, the son of Caleb and Anna Schneiderman-Schmidt. He was educated in Union City schools and had worked at the Union City Body company for about 25 years. A tool and die mechanic, he retired last year.

The deceased was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church, Men's Brotherhood of the church and sang in the church choir for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Anna, whom he married at Hartford City in 1903; two sons, Arthur, of Pendleton, and Harry, of Wheaton, Ill.; one grandson, Robert, and two brothers, Henry, Union City, and John, who lives in Mississippi.

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

Final rites in charge of Rev. W. H. Sherer, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Lutheran church. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1949

Lumber Company Official Dies At U. C. Hospital

Charles William (Bus) Noffsinger, 35, assistant manager of Union City Lumber and Supply, Inc., died Wednesday at 11:10 p. . at the city hospital. Mr. Noffsinger had been in a serious condition since suffering a stroke at his residence, 831 West Oak street, Union City, last Sunday evening.

He was born on November 1, 1913 in Union City, the son of William and Ethel Neel-Noffsinger. He was a graduate of West Side high school and attended Manchester college at North Manchester, Ind., and Miami-Jacobs Business college at Dayton.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Noffsinger had served five years in the medical corps of the army. He was stationed in the Pacific theater of operations for four and one-half years.

Following his army discharge Mr. Noffsinger was married to Eloise Connor on July 14, 1946 in Union City. He had been assistant manager of Union City Lumber and Supply, Inc., for the past three and one-half years.

Mr. Noffsinger was active in civic affairs of Union City, having been a member of the Turpen Masonic lodge, Elks lodge, American Legion and 40 and 8. He also belonged to the Christian church.

Tentative funeral services are planned for Saturday at the Brooks and Sons mortuary in Union City with Rev. Charles G. McCallister in charge. Burial will be in Union City cemetery.

Besides the wife, he leaves one step-son, David, at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Noffisinger, Union City, and the maternal grandfather, Charles Neel, also of Union City.

[Additional survivor: paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dora W. Noffsinger, North Manchester.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1949

Bessie Davis Dies Following Long Illness

Mrs. Bessie Davis, 67, of 612 South Main street, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 1:40 a. m. Wednesday following a lingering illness.

She was born July 31, 1882 in Jackson township, Randolph county, the daughter of Dayton and Lydia (Sutton) Simmons. Her husband, Captain Charles G. Davis preceded her in death in 1935. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine, Past Matrons association, American Legion auxiliary and the Friends church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Louise Phistner and Mrs. Sarah Longnecker, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Emily Lipp of Minneapolis, Minn.; three sons, Donald and John, both of Winchester, and Sgt. Charles W. stationed at the Percy Jones hospital in Battle Creek, Mich.; four brothers, Sam Simmons of Ridgeville, Benjamin Simmons of Muncie, Oscar Simmons of Saratoga and Rollie Simmons of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Everett Stegall and Mrs. William Crabb, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Walter Cambell of Richmond; and six grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester where services will be held at 2 p. m. (DST) Friday with Rev. Herbert Boase officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1949

Former Lynn Resident Dies In Canada

S. A. (Arlie) Hinshaw, 78, died Tuesday morning at Harrow, Ontario, Canada, where he lived for the last 30 years. He formerly resided in Lynn.

The body is to arrive in Winchester Thursday morning and will be taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Survivors include two sons, Leslie Hinshaw of Harrow, Ontario, and Russel Hinshaw of near Fountain City; one daughter, Winifred Houghton of Harrow, Ontario; six grandchildren, Charlene, Leonard and Ida Hinshaw, Barbara and William Houghton, and Joyce Hinshaw of Fountain City; and a brother, D. A. Hinshaw of Lynn.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 26, 1949

Darke County Death – William Brandewie

Osgood – William H. Brandewie, 56, died Tuesday night at his farm home, near Osgood, from a heart attack. Services: Saturday, 9:30 a. m., Catholic church in Osgood. Burial: St. Martin's cemetery here. Survivors: wife, Eleanor, three children; father, Henry Brandewie, Osgood; brother, Raymond, and sister, Mrs. Emma Bergman, also of Osgood.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 27, 1949

Ollie Mikesell Passes Away; Rites Sunday

Funeral services have been arranged for Mrs. Ollie Mikesell, 79, widow of Herbert D. Mikesell, whose death occurred Friday at 12:45 p. m. at her residence, 117 East Oak street, Union City, following a five-month illness from a complication of diseases. Her condition had been serious since August 15.

The services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Union City Church of the Brethren with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery, located north of Union City. The body is at Brooks and Sons funeral home where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

The family requests that friends omit flowers but contribute the money to charity.

Mrs. Mikesell, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, was born on October 19, 1869, the daughter of Rev. Harvey and Hettie Mote. She received her education in rural schools near North Dayton and was married to Mr. Mikesell on August 10, 1895. His death occurred in 1935. She was a member of the Brethren church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don Weimer, Union City; two sons, Claude and Ira Mikesell, both of Union City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Jones, also of Union City, and Mrs. Minna Heckman, LaVerne, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 27, 1949

Darke County Death – Mary Hunt

New Madison – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hunt, widow of Clem V. Hunt, died Wednesday evening at her home in New Madison after a lingering illness. She leaves over forty immediate survivors, including five children, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Services: Saturday, Lewisburg EUB church. Burial: Parish cemetery, Arlington, O.

[Mary Elizabeth Rasor-Hunt, 81, was born Sept. 6, 1867 in Montgomery Co., Ohio.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 27, 1949

Graveside Services Saturday Morning For Nancy Sue Barnett

Graveside services were held Saturday morning at 10 a. m. (CST) at Fountain Park cemetery for Nancy Sue Barnett, stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barnett. Rev. Paul Stephenson officiated.

Besides the parents, she is survived by the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stoker; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Barnett; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Roy Jobes, and paternal great-grandfather, Clay Stoker, all of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 29, 1949

Rites Tuesday At Buena Vista For Mrs. Harley

Mrs. Missouri Harley, 83, former Muncie area resident and widow of John D. Harley, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Amory Thompson, in Buena Vista Saturday night.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock (CST) Tuesday at the Buena Vista Christian church, with burial in Union Cemetery near Eaton. Friends may call at the home of the daughter.

Mrs. Harley, whose husband preceded her in death in 1919, had left the Muncie area to make her home with Mrs. Thompson about 10 years ago.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Thompson are a son, Charles D. Harley, of near Muncie; a sister, Mrs. Minerva Schaffer, of Rushville; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 29, 1949

Rites Tuesday For Man Killed Near Parker

Had he accepted the offer of a Parker grocer to take him home, a 72-year-old man probably would be alive today.

As it is, John B. Clark of near Parker is dead, killed about 10:30 p. m. Saturday when he walked into the path of a westbound ABC bus on state road 32 a block and a half west of Parker's main thoroughfare.

A few minutes earlier Ned Harness, Parker grocer, had offered to drive him home.

Funeral services for Mr. Clark, Randolph county's sixth 1949 automobile accident fatality, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Perry mortuary in Parker in charge of Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt of Muncie. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery at Maxville. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Arena Clark; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Clark of Parker; a son, Lee Clark of Parker; two sisters, Mrs. Celia Deeds and Mrs. Clara Wilson, both of Parker; a brother, Lawrence Clark of Farmland; a half-brother, William Clark of Lexington, Ohio, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Bus driver Charles E. Troutman, 31, of 1924 West Jackson street, Muncie, told Sheriff Cliff Hines and Coroner Lowell W. Painter that he applied the brakes of his vehicle as soon as he saw the elderly man in front of the bus, but was unable to stop in time.

Clark's body was thrown about 50 feet by the impact.

Skid marks showed that Troutman skidded his bus 45 feet.

Clark was walking on the north side of the pavement, Sheriff Hines said he was told by witnesses, stepping left into the path of the bus and being thrown to the south of the center highway line.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 29, 1949

Death Claims Mrs. Isa Hunt; Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock (DST) Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in Fountain City for Mrs. Isa Hunt, 69, of Arba pike, who died Saturday night after an extended illness. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City will officiate and burial will be in Willow Grove cemetery

Mrs. Hunt was born in Palestine, Ohio, but had lived in Franklin township in Wayne county most of her life. She was a member of the Christian church at Bethel.

Surviving are the husband, Lawson; four daughters, Mrs. Delbert Ward of Lynn rural route, Mrs. Robert Pike of Richmond, Stella at home, and Eileen of Chicago; one son, Stanley of Modoc rural route; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the Jones and Hacke funeral home in Richmond until noon Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 29, 1949

Services Are Held For Margaret Doty Of Near Union City

Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Fisher-Oliver funeral home in Ansonia for Mrs. Margaret Ellen Doty, 75, who resided one and one-half miles south of the Jackson, Ohio, township school building, located northeast of Union City. Burial was made in Shooks cemetery.

Mrs. Doty's death occurred at 7:30 p. m. Friday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, following an extended illness.

Surviving are the husband, Curt Doty; one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Bird, Indianapolis; one son, Truman Passmore, Winchester, and three brothers, Dave Pearson, Piqua; Earl Pearson, Rossburg, and William Pearson, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 30, 1949

William (Ed) Harrison, Prominent Union City Businessman, Succumbs

William Edward (Ed) Harrison, 70, president of the Harrison Printing company, 324 West Oak street, Union City, died suddenly at 11:45 p. m. Monday at his residence, 425 North Howard street, Union City, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mr. Harrison, prominent in civic affairs of Union City, had been suffering from heart trouble for the past four years, although his death came unexpectedly. He had worked as usual at the Harrison company offices during the day.

He was a charter member of the Union City Rotary club, Chamber of Commerce, Elks lodge, Orville N. Stover post of the American Legion and Country club. Before becoming a member of the Elks and Country club, Mr. Harrison belonged to the old Federal club and Parent Grove golf club.

He served as the first secretary of Rotary, 1921-22, and was the club president during the 1928-29 year.

For the past several years Mr. Harrison was a member of the city library board and deeply interested in the growth of Union City, had compiled an elaborate pictorial history of the city which is on display at the library.

He had worked diligently to help promote the approaching centennial celebration and was a member of the centennial historical committee which compiled facts for the pageant booklet and other aspects of the celebration.

Mr. Harrison was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Professionally he was affiliated with the Advertising Specialty National association with headquarters at Washington, D. C.

During World War II he served as chairman of the Randolph county selective service board and was one of the three original board members.

For the past 42 years Mr. Harrison was associated with the Harrison company, one of the oldest firms in Union City.

In 1907, Mr. Harrison, who had been serving for seven years on the New York Sun, returned to Union City and became a partner in the business. Upon the death of his brother, David, in 1923, the company was incorporated and Mr. Harrison became president of the firm.

He was born on October 1, 1878 in Union City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Harrison. He was a graduate of the West Side high school, class of 1898, and was married to Martha Starbuck on March 2, 1918.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Harrison served in the army at the first officers' training camp in the states for several months.

Besides the wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hiatt, of Winchester, and Mrs. Edith Stump, of Lafayette.

The body will be removed from Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 4 p. m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 30, 1949

Services Are Held For Elmer Stump

Services were held Monday afternoon at the Baird chapel in Portland for Elmer O. Stump, 77, resident of Madison township in Jay county, whose death occurred Saturday at the Jay County hospital in Portland after a six-month illness. Burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery near Buck's Corner, located northeast of Union City.

Survivors are two brothers, J. H. Stump, and Washington Stump, both of Darke county, and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 30, 1949

Susan Webb, 65, Dies Suddenly At Greenville

Susan Catherine (Clark) Webb, 65, died suddenly Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock at her home on Switzer street in Greenville, Ohio, from the effects of a heart attack.

Mrs. Webb was born in Jackson township, Darke county, and for the last ten years had divided her residence between her home and that of a nephew, Clark Halley of near Saratoga.

Other survivors include, a sister, Mrs. Leonard Halley of Union City, and a brother, Walter Clark of Greenville.

Funeral services for Mrs. Webb will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Church of the Brethren in Greenville.

Friends may call at the McKnight funeral home in Greenville until the hour of the service. [Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 30, 1949

John C. Hampton, 58, Former Muncie Mayor, Dies Of Heart Ailment

Muncie, Ind., Aug. 30 – John C. Hampton, 58, twice Republican mayor of Muncie, died in his sleep early Tuesday. Hampton, a furniture dealer here, had suffered a heart ailment for three years. He had been up and around Monday and retired in apparent good health.

He had spent considerable time this year at his farm near Losantville.

Hampton was mayor of Muncie from 1925 to 1929 and from 1942 to 1947. He is survived by the widow and four sons. He came to Muncie in 1916 from Fountain City.

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