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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1941

Former Union City woman dies. - Services Friday for Mrs. Albert Smith.

Mrs. Albert Smith, 74, former resident of Union City, died Wednesday at 1 a. m. following a stroke resulting from a lingering illness at the home of her grandson, Lester Boyd, in Richmond.

Mrs. Smith made her residence in Richmond following the death of her husband, Albert Smith, Union City barber, four years ago. Mr. Smith operated a shop under the Old Atlas bank room, corner of Oak and North Columbia streets. The deceased was a native of Preble county, Ohio, later moving to Portland, where she became a member of the A. M. E. church. Still later she moved to Union City.

Surviving are the grandson, Lester Boyd, at whose home she died, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the Portland A. M. E. church. Burial will be in the Portland cemetery.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Brooks Funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1941

Brother of Saratoga man expires at Fiat; funeral is Thursday.

Portland, Ind., Jan. 1. --- James Votaw Straley, 76, well known Jay county retired farmer died at 5:30 a. m. Tuesday at his farm home two miles northeast of Fiat following a short illness. He had been blind for the past 34 years.

Mr. Straley was born April 24, 1864, son of George and Deborah (Votaw) Straley and had lived most of his life in the vicinity where he died.

Surviving are the widow, Melinda (Campbell) Straley; three sons, George of Detroit, Howard of Ft. Wayne and Gaylord of Lancaster; two daughters, OrRena Penrod, at home, and Ethel Crickman of Flint, Mich.; seven grandchildren and one brother, Grant Straley of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Phoenix church in charge of Rev. Miller of Geneva. Burial will be made in the Gravel Hill cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 3, 1941

Death takes Brock woman; burial today.

Mrs. Mary E. McEldowney, 67, a lifelong resident of Brock and vicinity, died at her late home, two miles northeast of the Darke county town, after a lingering illness.

She leaves her husband, William; one son, Webb, of Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Balten, of Versailles, and Mrs. Carrie Cole, of Rossburg; two brothers, William Kershner, of Dawn and N. W. Kershner, of Brock, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Karn, of Nashville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a. m. today at Holy Family church at Frenchtown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 3, 1941

Eight Children Mourn Philip Cassel Death.

Eight children, seven daughters and one son, are numbered among the immediate survivors of Philip Cassel, 77-year-old Adams township farmer, whose death occurred early Thursday at his late home, 1 1/2 miles west of Harris Creek.

His widow, Rebecca, and one daughter, Phern Cassel, are at home; the other daughters are: Mrs. Cassie Martin, Bradford, route 1; Mrs. Olive Witmer, Greenville, route 1; Mrs. Olive Overholtser and Mrs. Crystal Long, both of near Bradford; Mrs. Vicie Hollinger, of New Paris, route 1, and Mrs. Wilda Baffinger [?] of Marion.

There are also fifteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Harris Creek church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Theodore Ely, of Union City, will officiate. Burial will be in Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 3, 1941

Died. --- Mrs. Mary Elva Hageman, 73, widow of the late W. R. Hageman, who for many years operated a general store at New Madison, died at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at her home on South Main street in the town after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 p. m. Saturday with Rev. J. P. Hendrix, of Brookville, officiating. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1941

Native of Winchester is dead at Richmond; last rites are today.

Richmond, Ind., Jan. 3. --- Mrs. Garnett Kilgus, 41, died at 8:10 Thursday morning at her home, 826 North G street. She was a native of Winchester. She was formerly Garnett King.

Survivors are the husband, Carl A. Kilgus; four daughters, Mrs. Eileen Boggens of Muncie, Peggy Haas, Evelyn and Mary at home; three sons, Carl, Jr., John Edward and Charles Kilgus of Richmond; her mother, Mrs. John King and a brother, Everett King of Richmond.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic church where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. in charge of Rt. Rev. Mgr. F. A. Roell. Burial will be in St. Anthony's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1941

Funeral services today for Bradford woman.

Mrs. Pollie Sargent Campbell, 70, wife of George M. Campbell, of Bradford, O., died at 1:30 p. m. Friday at her late home at 625 South Miami street in the Darke county town. Her death was attributed to a complication of diseases.

Immediate survivors include 11 children; 3 step-children; 33 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her first husband, W. H. Sargent, and one daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Bradford Brethren church with Rev. King officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 6, 1941

Services to be held Tuesday for Mrs. James Birt.

Mrs. Lulu (McDonald) Birt, 63, wife of James Birt, owner of the James Birt Oil company, Greenville, died at 7:45 a. m. Saturday at Wayne hospital in Greenville following an extended illness from heart disease.

Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Ralph and Robert, of Greenville, and Atty. Paul Birt, Dayton. The son, Ralph is now serving as service director of the City of Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Birt residence, 502 North Broadway. Rev. John Harrington will officiate. Interment will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 7, 1941

Elizabeth Davenport dies in St. Louis, Mo.; funeral at Portland.

Portland, Ind., Jan. 6. --- Elizabeth Davenport, 76, of 215 North Wayne street, died Sunday at 11:30 p. m. at the home of a son, Earl Davenport of St. Louis, Mo., with whom she had been visiting since Christmas time. She had been seriously ill one week.

Surviving are the son, Earl, of St. Louis; three brothers, and one sister, Frank Goff, of Jackson township, Charles and Aleck Goff of near Winchester, and Mrs. Delphia Williams of Portland.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Baird chapel. Interment will be in the Gravel Hill cemetery. The body will arrive at Portland Tuesday morning and will be taken to the Baird funeral home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1941

Wife of former County Commissioner dies.

Mrs. Mary Alexander, 82, wife of Joe Alexander, former member of the Darke County Board of Commissioners, died at 4:30 p. m. Monday at her home in Osgood after a short illness from general infirmities of age.

Funeral services will be conducted from St. Nicholas Catholic church at Osgood at 9 a. m. today. Burial will be in Delvin cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1941

Illness claims J. A. St. Meyer. - Randolph native, father of 13, victim of long illness.

A retired Darke county, Ohio farmer, John A. St. Meyer, 82, died at 12:30 a. m. Thursday at the Clifford Brooks residence, three miles north of the Jackson, Ohio, school. He had been in failing health for six years, bedfast for five weeks and seriously ill for three days.

Mr. St. Meyer was born in Randolph county the son of James and Adeline (Clark) St. Meyer, attended No. 21 school in White River township, Randolph county and was a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church. He had resided in Darke county since 1915 and had retired from farming in 1934, shortly before his health failed.

Surviving besides the widow, Ida, are 13 children, James Franklin St. Meyer, Union City route 4; Mrs. Edith L. Sites, Union City route 5; George Wilbur St. Meyer, Ft. Recovery, O.; Howard John St. Meyer, Mt. Carmel, Ill; Ralph B. St. Meyer, Portland route 6; Addison E. St. Meyer, Versailles, O.; Alvin C. St. Meyer, Union City route 1; Edgar W. St. Meyer, of Ft. Recovery; William Glen St. Meyer, of Anderson; Mrs. Ora Green, of Lynn, and Roscoe St. Meyer, of Findlay, O., and Mrs. Rosie Lewis, of Anderson, Ind. The last five children named were by a former marriage; and one brother, George St. Meyer, of Winchester, route 3. Two children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at the Raper Chapel at 2 p. m. (EST) with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion cemetery southeast of Winchester.

The remains will be moved this afternoon to the Brooks residence from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, where friends may call.

(A later published Obituary on Jan. 15th stated that he was born November 5, 1858. He was married to Miss Ida Mae Cook on November 18, 1896 to which were born nine children. There were 34 grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1941

Mrs. Ella Edwards is dead at Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 9. --- Mrs. Ella Edwards, 63, colored, of 1501 East Kirk street, wife of Ulysses Edwards, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at Ball hospital. She had been a resident of Muncie for thirty-five years and was a member of Shaffer Chapel A. M. E. church.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Jones, and one son, Hohn Cotton, both of Muncie and two brothers, Meredith Hall, of Muncie, and Charles Hall, of Farmland. The body was removed to the Taylor mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1941

Reynard services at Summers Mortuary.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Caroline Reynard, 62, who died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday morning, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Summer funeral home. Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 10, 1941

Death Reported.

Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Janice Ann, four months old daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Emmerson Long, South Gate, Calif. Mrs. Long, before her marriage, was Miss Yvonne Replogle of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Preble County native succumbs suddenly in Union City. - Lester Geyer ill less than one day; rites Tuesday.

Following a serious illness of only 23 hours, Lester Shaw Geyer, 84, died Sunday at 4:30 a. m. at the home of a son, Paul Geyer, 627 North Plum street, Union City.

Mr. Geyer, who had made his home in Union City since 1925, was born in Winchester, Ohio, the son of George and Eliza Jane (Shaw) Geyer, September 17, 1856. He was the last of ten children. He attended the Preble county schools and later took up farming as his occupation He came to Indiana to make his home with his sister, Elizabeth Moore. On May 20, 1886 he was united in marriage to Martha Jane Harmon. To this union were born seven children, two deceased at an early age. Shortly after his marriage he came to Randolph county and purchased a farm. Here he lived until 1925 when he came to Union City to make his home. His wife, Mrs. Martha Geyer, has been deceased for six years.

Survivors include three children, Paul Geyer, of Union City; Vester Geyer, of Richmond, and Mrs. Louis Allen, of Union City route 5; 13 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Short funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. in the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Final services will b e conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Phillipi Funeral home in Zionsville, Ind. Burial will follow in the Jones cemetery there.

Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral home after 2 p. m. today until the hour of the services.

(Additional information was added to the above from a short Obituary published February 3, 1941)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Extended illness claims life of Darke Co. native. - Funeral to be Tuesday in Union City for John Mumah.

A life-long resident of Darke county, Ohio, John Mumah, 81, died Saturday at 4 p. m. at the home of a daughter in Union City following an illness of more than three years. Mr. Mumah was born at Hillgrove, O., southeast of Union City, the son of Eli and Barbara (Kaufman) Mumah. He attended the Hillgrove school and later was a farmer in the community until his retirement, about twenty years ago. At that time he moved to Union City. Mrs. Hannah Mumah, his wife, has been deceased fro about four years. He was a member of the Union City Church of the Brethren. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Stella Turner, 591 North Walnut street, Union City, O., at whose home he died; Burt Mumah, of Union City; Mrs. Eva Harper, of Dayton; Mrs. Esta Cole, of Nashville, O., and William Mumah, of Union City; one brother, Albert Mumah, of Sand Lake, Mich., an 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. (CST) at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery, northwest of Union City. Friends may view the remains at the Brooks Funeral home up until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Ex-Union City man dies of burns. - Had visited in Union City few hours before death.

Lee Richardson, 42 year old Richmond carpenter, brick mason and father of three children, was burned fatally Saturday when a fire, apparently started by an overheated stove, gutted his house at 1802 South Eighth street. He formerly resided in Union City.

Richardson, whose wife went to Connersville Friday afternoon, returned to Richmond early Saturday after taking his two sons, Robert, 11, and Thomas, 9, to the home of their aunt, Mrs. Clifford Boyer, in Union City. A daughter, Mary K., had been staying in Union City.

Investigators said that Richardson suffered a heart attack Friday evening while in Union City and said he may have returned home, built a fire and then fallen unconscious, the house catching on fire and when the stove remained unchecked.

He died in the Richmond Reid Memorial hospital at 1:45 p. m. Saturday. Surviving are the widow, Goldia; three children by a former marriage, Robert, Thomas and Mary K.; two brothers, Manford, of Greenfield, and Gordon, of Richmond, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gibson, of Centerville, and Mrs. Mary Kirchgessner, of Richmond. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served in the World War. His first wife, Mrs. Roxie (Stewart) Richardson, died three years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Stegall-Berheide Funeral home in Richmond, with Rev. Irvin Stegall in charge. Burial will be made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Sanford Dudley, 85, passes away. - Retired farmer dies at his home south of Farmland Sunday.

Tyra Sanford Dudley, 85, retired farmer, died at his home six miles south of Farmland Sunday morning. He is survived by four sons, Earl O. of Modoc, Ernest W. of Union City, Arthur W. of Modoc and Kenneth M. of Farmland, and one daughter, Mrs. Millie M. Halstead of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Union church in charge of Rev. Denver Medaker. Burial will be in the Union cemetery. The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland.

(A filing of the Will was reported in the Jan. 22nd. newspaper. It names other children, wives, and spouses.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Death claims retired farmer. -Christopher C. Longnecker, 86, dies near Lynn; rites today.

Christopher C. Longnecker, 86, retired farmer of near Lynn died at his home Saturday at 8:15 a. m. following an illness of about six weeks

He is survived by his widow, Sarah A.; one daughter, Lydia V. Longnecker at home; five sons, Harry C. of near Saratoga, Walter P., at home, Morton of Winchester, Robert A., of Elmhurst, Ill., and James R., of near Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p. m. from the New Liberty church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body was taken from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the residence Saturday evening where friends may call anytime.

(The Will named all of the above as well as a deceased daughter, Mrs. Ama Luella Arnold. Grandchildren, Alice Pauline Arnold, Theodorcia Eugene Arnold and Doras Esther Arnold.)

(An obituary published January 20th says that Christopher Columbus Longnecker was born on May 15, 1854, the son of John and Mary Magdaline (Bowman) Longnecker. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Peelle, March 1, 1877. Eight children were born to this union, five sons and three daughters. Survivors as above. Two daughters are deceased, Mrs. Ella Arnold and Mrs. Mary Thompson. Also living were two son-in-laws, Wade Arnold and Harve Thompson. There were 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Many relatives who came from a distance to the funeral are named in this article.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 13, 1941

Alonzo R. Feemster is claimed by death at Cambridge City.

Cambridge City, Ind., Jan 12. --- Alonzo R. Feemster, who had been engaged for nearly half a century in the practice of law in Wayne and surrounding counties, died at his home here Saturday morning at the age of 74 years.

Mr. Feemster, who had been in failing health for the last several months, died following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Howard funeral home here with Rev. E. S. McKee and Rev. M. L. Scheidler officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 14, 1941

Charles Wagner, 64, passes away. - Pneumonia, fatal Monday to Winchester man; last rites on Wednesday.

Charles Edward Wagner, 64, of Winchester, died Monday at 8 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital, death following a short illness from pneumonia. For the past 17 years, until a few months ago, Mr. Wagner had been a janitor in the Winchester schools.

Included among the survivors are the wife, Clara; one son, Walter, at home; three daughters, Mildred and Mary Ann, at home, and Mrs. Alice Miller of Winona Lake; four stepchildren, Eileen, Shirley and Dickie Kinsey, at home, and Mrs. Eva Katherine Bell of Winchester; two brothers, Newton Wagner of Farmland and Frank Wagner of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Leo Barker of Farmland; eight grandchildren, Rose, Leon, Macy and Janice Miller, and Walter, Wanda, Betty and Bobby Wagner; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Summers funeral home, with Rev. Jacob Frazier in charge. The body will be returned to the residence on Short street this morning at 10 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 14, 1941

Death claims George Ramsey. - Portland man, a former Randolph County native dies near Deerfield.

George O. Ramsey, 74, former Randolph county resident, died at 4 p. m. Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Seber Neil, two miles east of Deerfield, following an illness of about six months. He had been seriously ill for two weeks.

The deceased was born in Randolph county November 27, 1866, the son of Henry and Fillis (Whipple) Ramsey. He went to Jay county at the age of 12 years and received his education in Portland schools. In March, 1896, he was united in marriage to Dona (Miller) Ramsey, who preceded him in death. He operated a grocery and meat market in Portland for 42 years.

Survivors include five children, Mrs. Seber Neil at whose home he died, Hobart of Detroit, Elmer of Portland, Morris of Muskegon, Mich., and Robert of Pontiac, Mich.; three brothers, Frank Ransey of Spencerville, Ohio, and Charles and Fred Ransey of Portland, and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Baird funeral home in Portland in charge of Rev. E. J. Wickersham, pastor of the Portland Methodist church, the time to be announced later. Burial will be in the Green Park cemetery at Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 14, 1941

Ex-resident of Winchester dies. - Death claims Robert Cox, 77, at Wixom, Mich.; will return body.

Robert U. Cox, 77, former resident of Winchester, died at his home in Wixom, Mich., Sunday at 11 a. m.

The survivors are seven sons, Paul of Iowa, Truman of Cincinnati, Clifton, Robert and Daken, all of Detroit, Mich., Everett of Gary, and Donald of Reid City, Mich.; George Cox of near Winchester; one half-brother, Zora Holdeman of Traverse City, Mich.; 31 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Randolph County Treasurer Detoit M. Simmons is a half-brother-in-law.

The body will arrive in Winchester at 3:30 p. m. today, and will be taken to the Summers funeral home, where it will remain until the time of the funeral services. Last rites will be conducted at the Buena Vista church at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. George Vanderburg of Ridgeville in charge. Interment will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Shock of home burning fatal. - Heart attack takes life of former Winchester woman in Ohio.

Burial of the remains of Mrs. Fred Pickett, 49, will be made in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester, following Funeral services to be held Friday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Nashville United Brethren church, nine miles southeast of Union City in Darke county, Ohio. Rev. Frank Royce will officiate.

A heart attack, induced by the shock of finding her home in flames, caused the sudden death of Mrs. Pickett at 9 p. m. (EST) Monday. The family resided two miles west of Nashville.

Mr. and Mrs. Pickett moved to the Darke county community from Winchester in 1918. Mrs. Pickett was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Anderson, who , before their deaths, resided on North Meridian street in Winchester. The deceased was a member of the Loyal Woodmen's lodge in Winchester. Mr. Pickett is a native of Winchester and is a brother of O. E. Picket, Winchester grocer.

Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Fred, Jr., at home, and Earl, of Pendleton, Indiana.

Mrs. Pickett was a member and president of the Ladies Aid society of the Nashville United Brethren church, which served a banquet for members of the Darke County Jersey Cattle Breeders association at the Elks Home in Greenville Tuesday evening. Early Monday evening she and her husband left home to gather food and other items from neighbors for the banquet.

When they returned they found their farm residence a mass of flames. Mrs. Pickett collapsed and although medical aid was hurriedly summoned all resuscitation efforts were futile.

Cause of the fire, which destroyed the residence, has not been determined. Neighbors were able to save only a few pieces of furniture. The Picketts had lived there for the last 20 years.

The body has been taken to the Miller funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville, where friends may call after 3 p. m. (EST) today.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Mary M. Pickett was born June 21, 1891 in Winchester, Randolph Co., IN, the daughter of John Anderson and Clara Kimmel. (both also born in Randolph Co.))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Former resident of Union City will be buried on Thursday.

The burial of Lewis Strock, former resident of near Union City whose death occurred Tuesday morning at his home in Anderson, will take place Thursday afternoon between the hours of 3 and 4 at the Union City cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted previously at the Anderson United Brethren church at 1:30 o'clock

Among the survivors are the wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Mrs. Cletus Gettinger; two sons, Ira O. and Earl D., and the grandchildren, of Anderson, and several nieces and nephews, including John Zumbrum of Union City, and Miss Nell Zumbrum of Winchester. Others of the nephews and nieces reside in Portland.

Mr. Strock with his parents came to the United States from Germany when four years old, the family moving to a farm northeast of Union City. He left that community 40 years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Emma Willson, Union City Pioneer passes away. - Dies in home where she was born; rites to be Thursday.

One of the city's few remaining pioneers, Miss Emma M. Willson, 82, passed away quietly while sleeping sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at her residence, 340 West Pearl street, Union City. Miss Willson was born on May 22, 1858, the daughter of Rufus and Mary Louise Willson. Her father was the first Big Four railroad agent in Union City and served in that capacity for many years. Later he entered the lumber business.

Miss Willson attended the Union City West Side high school and was a member of the Presbyterian church, where for years she served as organist and sang in the choir. She also was a charter member of the G. G. G. society and Cecilian club.

Only survivors are three cousins, Cora Weir, Greenwich, N. Y.; Edith K. Barnes, Muncie, and Ada K. Harned, of New York City.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. (CST) at the Morris Funeral service, 530 North Columbia street, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove cemetery at Muncie.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral service any time after 10 a. m. today until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Relatives in Union City hear of boy's death.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the tragic death of Arthur E. Keltner, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson A. Keltner, Dayton, O.

The youth was almost instantly killed Monday afternoon when he darted from between two parked cars into the path of a trolley bus on Lexington avenue in Dayton. He was a kindergarten pupil at Jefferson school.

Survivors include the parents, a brother, James Leroy, 3; paternal grandfather, Roy Keltner, of Greenville; great grandfather, James Keltner, of Union City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brandon, of Savonia, O.; a great uncle, Fred Keltner, of Union City, and three great aunts, Mrs. Lucian Summers, Mrs. Fred Stableton, and Mrs. Irene King, all of Union City.

The body was removed to an Arcanum funeral home where arrangements will be completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Daughter dies at home of parents in Greenville.

Miss Evelyn Winters, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Winters, of 207 Meeker avenue, Greenville, died at the home of her parents at 10:30 a. m. Monday after an illness of several months duration.

Surviving besides the parents are five brothers and one sister. They are: Forrest, of Springfield, O.; Paul and Mary, of Davenport, Iowa; J. O. Winters, Jr., Greenville, and Donald and Jack, who are both enrolled in the Westminster Choir college at Princeton, N. J.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Wednesday at the Presbyterian church with Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Beamsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Well Known Greenville businessman dies.

George S. Werner, 67, prominent Greenville business, civic and fraternal leader, died at 7:15 p. m. Saturday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, after an extended illness. He had been a hospital patient for the last three months.

Immediate survivors include a widow, Louise A. Werner; one son, Carl D. Werner, of Dayton; one daughter, Mrs. Anton Landler, of Denver, Colorado; a granddaughter, Barbara Jane Werner, Dayton; two sisters, Mary Werner, Greenville, and Mrs. George J. Miller, of Dayton, and one brother, William J. Werner, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Greenville Methodist church at 2 o'clock this afternoon with both Rev. H. J. Holcombs, and Dr. F. Roehm, dean of Baldwin college at Berea, O., officiating. Dr. Roehm is a former Greenville resident. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that George Simon Werner was born Nov. 27, 1873, in Greenville, OH, the son of Simon Werner and Rosina Kuebler, both born in Germany)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Arcanum woman is year's first auto victim.

Darke county's first 1941 traffic fatality was recorded at 4:15 p. m. Saturday when Mrs. Elizabeth Holsopple, 64, of Arcanum, rural route, was almost instantly killed in a two car collision at the intersection of the Poplar Ridge and Steelpoint roads, two miles north of Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 15, 1941

Morton E. Hepner, 68, pneumonia victim.

Morton E. Hepner, 64, who for the last 15 years had operated a bread truck route in southern Darke county, died at 10 a. m. Monday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Frank Longfellow, 224 Central avenue, Greenville.

Hepner's death has been attributed to pneumonia. He was ill only one week.

He leaves three brothers, William H., Charles and A. L. Hepner, all of Greenville rural route 1, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Longfellow, also of Greenville rural route 1, and Mrs. Frank Longfellow, of Greenville.

The remains have been removed to the Miller funeral home in Greenville where services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be at Fort Jefferson.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Nov. 4, 1874, in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., O., the son of Emanuel Hepner (b. Northumberland Co., PA ) and Mary Ann Harp (b. Richmond, IN). He was single. Rev. Noble Schlelecty conducted the services.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1941

Milo F. Oliver dies Suddenly. - Had been in failing health for 4 years; funeral to be Sunday.

In failing health fort the past four years, Milo Franklin Oliver, 80, Darke county, O., native and retired elevator operator, died suddenly at 1:30 a. m. Thursday at his late residence, 333 North Union street, Union City.

Mr. Oliver was born the son of William and Rhoda (Creviston) Oliver. He attended the Darke county, Ohio schools, spending all of his life in and near Union City. He was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

He was first united in marriage with Jam Lindora Thorne, deceased since 1905. His second wife, Ida (Ault) Oliver, survives.

Other survivors include three children, all born of his first marriage, Mrs. Laura Collins, Dayton, O.; Mrs. Alta Shockney, Greenville, O., and Chelsia Oliver, of near Union City; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Oren E. Oliver died in childhood and Harry F. Oliver has been deceased since 1933.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (CST) in the Union City United Brethren church. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery. Bishop A. R. Clippinger, bishop of the Central area of the United Brethren church, a personal friend of the deceased, will speak during the services which will be in charge of Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, local pastor. Short services will be held at the residence at 2 p. m.

The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City where friends may call anytime after 4 p. m. Friday until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1941

Former local resident dies. - Clara Caupp dies in Greenville; funeral to be Saturday.

Mrs. Clara M. Caupp, 61, wife of David E. Caupp, died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. J. McCarthy, 240 Fairview avenue, Greenville, after an illness of three year's duration. Mr. and Mrs. Caupp formerly lived in the Union City community.

Surviving besides the husband are nine children, four sons and five daughters. They are: Doyd Caupp, of Greenville; Edson and Glenn Caupp, Dayton, and Bernard Caupp, of Hammond; Mrs. Crystal McCarthy, Greenville; Mrs. Bertha Houdescheldt, Hammond, Mrs. Florence Rowland, Indianapolis; Mrs. Dessie Williamson, Union City, and Mrs. Lucille McClain, Union City rural route 4.

There are also 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Mooney, of Cleveland, and Thomas Mooney, of Salamonia northeast of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Holzapfel, Union City rural route.

The body will be removed from the Stocker Funeral home in Greenville to the Lisbon church, northwest of Union City, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. (CST), with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, January 18, 1941

Dr. B. F. Gray, county native, dead in Texas. - 68 year old dentist is claimed by death; to return remains.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Gray, 68, native of Randolph county, died of a heart attack Thursday night after an illness of two days in Memorial hospital at Kilgore, Texas. He had been located at Kilgore for a number of years, practicing dentistry.

Dr. Gray was born just east of Winchester on September 20, 1872, the youngest son of Simon and Nancy (Smith) Gray who, together with his two brothers, Dr. Charles Fremont Gray and Dr. Douglas Gray preceded him in death.

Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Adele (Wells) Gray; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Paddock of Portland; one son, Richard Fulton Gray of Sheboygan, Wis.; two grandsons, Gray Paddock and Richard Norwood Gray; a niece, Dean Marian Gray of Albion college, Mich., and one grandniece, Mrs. Marjorie (Gray) Martin of Mercedes, Texas.

Dr. Gray attended Earham college at Richmond, the University of Cincinnati and was a graduate of the Indiana school of dentistry. He had been engaged in the practice of dentistry until the time of his death. He was a member of the Winchester Friends church, the Masonic lodge and the old Randolph club.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at Kilgore, after which the body will be shipped to Winchester where final rites will be held at the Friends church, probably Tuesday. Definite arrangements will be announced later. Burial will be made in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1941

Richards funeral held in Ansonia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola May Richards, of Ansonia, who died Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville, were held Sunday at the Ansonia Methodist church. Rev. Richard Norris officiated. Burial in Ansonia cemetery.

Mrs. Richards had undergone a major operation at the hospital on January 10.

Besides the husband, she leaves three sons, Jesse, Fred and Harley, all of Ansonia, and two daughters, Mrs. Dotty Mills, of Dayton, and Mrs. Ward Young, of Ansonia.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1941

Native of Randolph is dead at Portland; to be buried Wednesday.

Edward C. Mangas, 73, died at his home in Portland at 5:30 p. m. Sunday following an illness since June 19 of heart trouble and complications. The deceased was born in Randolph county September 25, 1867, the son of Absalom and Margaret (Thompson) Mangas.

His first marriage was to Cora Hay, who died August 28, 1920. On June 25, 1925 he married Louisa Bash, who survives. Surviving besides the widow are seven children, Dr. D. E. Morgan, Portland veterinarian, Mrs. Vol Wrightsman and Mrs. Roger Strobe, both of Portland, Mrs. Albert Degler of northwest of Portland, Jesse of Omaha, Neb., Absalom of Detroit, Mrs. Willis Whipple of southwest of Portland; four stepchildren, Orville and Jacob Bash of Hornell, N. Y., and Mrs. Harman White and Lester Bash of Portland; one half-brother, Charles of northwest of Union City; 33 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Williamson & Son funeral home in Portland in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney of Portland assisted by Rev. R. M. McBride. (No burial site was given.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1941

Death claims Mrs. Mary Bickel, 73.

Mrs. Mary N. Bickel died at her home six miles south of Ft. Recovery, O., at 11:15 a. m. Sunday.

The deceased was born in Noble township, Jay county, January 9, 1868, the daughter of Ira and Rebecca (Bibler) Gillette, being 73 years and 10 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage fifty-one years ago to Simeon F. Bickel, who survives, and was a member of the Ft. Recovery community for about thirty years. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge church.

Surviving besides the husband are five children, Perry Bickel and Mrs. May Le Master, of Portland, Mrs. Orpha Orth, of south of Ft. Recovery; Mrs. Elma Seigman, Union City route 1; two brothers, William and Albert Gillette, of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Eva McLaughlin, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One child and seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.]

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (EST) at the Antioch church on the Boundary Pike southeast of Portland, in charge of Rev. H. R. Ferner. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the May funeral home in Ft. Recovery to the residence this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1941

Kennedy rites to be Tuesday. - Widow of former Union City hardware merchant succumbs.

Mrs. Catherine Kennedy, 71, widow of George P. Kennedy, died Saturday at 6:30 a. m. at her home, 431 West Pearl street, Union City, following a serious illness of three weeks.

Mrs. Kennedy was born in Sidney, O., daughter of John and Margaret (Enright) Maloney. She came to Union City about fifty years ago with her husband, hardware merchant in Union City for many years, whom she married in Sidney in 1888. The deceased was an active member of the St. Mary's Catholic church and the Rosary society. Mr. Kennedy died in 1917.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Catherine Kennedy, and one son, Charles Kennedy, both of Union City; three sisters, Miss Mary Maloney and Miss Anna Maloney, both of Sidney, and Mrs. Margaret Baker of Dayton, O.; and one grandson, Jack Malone, of Union City. Two other children, Mrs. Marcella Malone and Jerome Kennedy, died in 1924 and 1893, respectively.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a. m. in the St. Mary's church, with Rev. T. J. Hammes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body was removed Sunday afternoon from the Fraze Funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.

(A lengthy list of out of town friends who attended the funeral services was published in the newspaper on Jan. 23rd.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 20, 1941

Former resident of Saratoga is buried.

Richmond, Ind., Jan. 19. --- William Baird, 83, a resident of Richmond and Saratoga for many years, died Thursday morning in the I. O. O. F. home at Greensburg.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Saratoga United Brethren church with Rev. H. W. Achor of the Richmond United Brethren church in charge. Interment was in the Saratoga cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1941

Darke Co. native pneumonia victim; funeral Thursday.

A victim of plural pneumonia, Mrs. Malinda K. Cook, 89, widow of Henry Cook and Darke county, Ohio native, died Monday at 4:30 a. m. at her late residence in Dayton, O., after an illness of three days.

Mrs. Cook was born a Hillgrove, O., southeast of Union City, where she attended school and resided until a young woman. She moved from Darke county to Dayton, O., about forty-two years ago. The deceased was the daughter of James B. and Mary (Ohler) Cresiston. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Dayton.

Surviving are two sons, John H. Cook and William F. Cook; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Martin and Mrs. I. E. Seitz, all of Dayton, O.; one sister, Mrs. R. R. Shaw, of Union City; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. (EST) in the Union City Church of the Brethren, with Rev. J. Perry Prather, of Dayton, officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery, north of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1941

Cousin informed of relative's death at Marion home Sunday.

Word has been received by relatives of the death of Frank Coats Sunday at his home in Marion. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the residence, 712 Callaten street, there.

The widow and two sons are among the survivors. Cousins include Walter Coats of Orange street, Winchester, Mrs. Flora Mader of near Winchester, Edgar Coats and Mrs. Ethel Burket of Union City, Mrs. Margaret Holdeman of near Union City and Ralph Coats of Muncie. The deceased was a brother of the late Luther Coats, whose home was east of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 21, 1941

Native of Lynn dies at daughter's home; funeral to be today.

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 20. --- Mrs. Nellie A. Brown, 59, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles F. Powers, 15 Woodridge drive, Maple Ridge addition, following an extended illness. She was born at Lynn and had been a resident of Muncie for thirty-five years. She was a member of the Normal City Christian church.

Mrs. Powers is the only survivor. The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary, Rev. M. W. Yokum in charge. Burial will in Union Cemetery near Eaton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1941

Dunkirk man is killed when struck by car. - Machine driven by Star Albany player hits deaf man, 82.

Dunkirk, Ind., Jan. 21. --- Eugene Walter, 82, pioneer resident of Dunkirk, died shortly after being struck by an automobile driven by William Thomas, 17, senior and star basketball player on the Albany high school basketball team. The accident occurred at 9:30 o'clock tonight.

According to witnesses, Thomas was driving his 1936 Ford coupe north of Main street in Dunkirk and Walter, who had been deaf for several years, stepped in front of the Thomas machine. After being questioned and hearing the stories of three witnesses Thomas was released by local officers. The witnesses stated that they did not believe Thomas was to blame for the accident.

Dr. Donald Spahr of Portland, Jay county coroner, was called for an investigation. This brought to five the total killed in Jay county since Jan. 1 due to traffic accidents. An Albany mother, her daughter, and two other Albany children were killed January 10 in an accident three miles west of Portland when they were enroute to the Portland-Albany basketball game. Another Albany girl is in critical condition in the Jay County hospital due to the accident.

The Walker body was removed to the Martin funeral home in Dunkirk where it will remain until funeral arrangements are completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1941

Death claims Silas Oakerson. - Modoc farmer seriously ill since Friday; 69 years old.

Silas James Oakerson, 69, a farmer living on the Wayne-Randolph county line south of Modoc, died last night at 10 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital. He was taken seriously ill last Friday.

Surviving are a sister, Martha Thornburg of Modoc and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Reynard funeral home at Modoc for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 22, 1941

Retired Farmer Dies at Ansonia; Rites Today.

Willis E. Wogaman, 84, a retired Darke county farmer, died Saturday evening at his late home in Ansonia after an extended illness.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Wogaman had been active in farming pursuits in the Greenville vicinity where he was very well known. He was born in Madison township, Montgomery county.

His only immediate survivors are a widow, Orpha, and one brother, Harry, of Greenville. Another brother, J. W. Wogaman, and a sister Mrs. Minnie Peiffer, both of Wellington, Kansas, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Fisher and Becker funeral home at Ansonia at 2:30 p. m. today. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 24, 1941

Burial at Union City for Jay County man.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Portland Catholic church, in charge of Father Bodinger, for Sylvester Redmond, 72, resident of Pike township, Jay county, who died Wednesday morning at his farm home following a year's illness.

Mr. Redmond, widely known and successful farmer, was born February 29, 1868, on the farm where he died. Surviving besides the widow, Ella, are three sisters, four nieces and one nephew.

Following the funeral services the body will be removed to the Catholic cemetery, north of Union City, for burial.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 24, 1941

Litten funeral set Saturday afternoon.

Ernest Litten, 36 year old Butler township, Darke Co., O. farmer, died at 3:45 a. m. Wednesday at his farm home, one mile east of Savona, from the effects of a heart attack which medical attendants state was induced by influenza. Litten was stricken ill with the flu one week ago.

He leaves a wife, Bertha; one brother, Lawrence, of Arcanum rural route, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Morret, of Christiansburg, O.

Funeral services are to be held at the Savona U. B. church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Robert Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, January 27, 1941

Minnich rites will be Tuesday in Union City. - Widow of minister dies at son's home; long illness.

Mrs. Saloma Minnich, 87, died Saturday at 1:30 a. m. at the home of her son, Levi Minnich, southeast of Union City, where she has lived for the past 10 years. She was the oldest and last of seven children born Joel and Mary Noffsinger, who lived north of the St. Mary's cemetery, near Union City. She was born March 21, 1853, attended the Lisbon school, and lived all of her life within seven miles of Union City.

On December 26, 1876, she was married at her home to David Minnich, who later became a minister in the Church of the Brethren and who died May 7, 1930. After a short time spent on a farm on the Wenrick Pike, east of Union City, she moved to the Mississinewa Valley community, seven miles northeast of Union City, in 1888, and remained there more than 40 years. She was an active and devoted member of the Church of the Brethren, assisting her husband in his work and entertaining the many guest ministers during revival services.

She is survived by three sons, Levi and Earl, of Union City , and Alva J., of eight miles northeast of Union City. Another son, Harry B. Minnich, well known school teacher, died December 26, 1928. Other survivors include 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body will be taken this afternoon from the Fisher-Becker Funeral home in Ansonia to the Alva Minnich home where friends may call. Final rites will be held in the Union City Church of the Brethren Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) with Rev. D. G. Berkabile officiating. Burial will be in the Brethren cemetery, north of this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1941

Former Winchester resident murdered at Tampa, Florida. - Kathleen Cornell is buried by side of Father and Mother.

Miss Kathleen Cornell, 39, murdered at Tampa, Fla., last week by an ex-convict, was graduated from Winchester high school with the class of 1920 and was regarded as an outstanding student.

She was a member of the Society of Friends all her life. Her young years were spent in the parsonage of the First Friends church of Winchester, where her father, the late Rev. Frank Cornell, PhD, was minister for 18 years. She attended Earlham college.

Later Miss Cornell received her A. B. degree from Indiana university. After being graduated from Ball State college in Muncie she taught school at Anderson. She also read law and at the time of her death was a fully accredited lawyer, admitted to the bar in Indiana.

When her parents moved to Florida she took a nurse's training course and was graduated from the Tampa Municipal hospital. She then became a combination of nurse and lawyer, handling insurance settlements of workers under blanket policies.

She is survived by her brother, E. W. Cornell, St. Petersburg, Fla., who for ten years was national vice-chairman of the Canadian Legion.

By here own wish, Miss Cornell's body was cremated and the ashes interred by the side of her father and mother in Green Cove Springs, Fla. Last rites were in charge of Rev. J. B. Walthour of St. Andrew's Episcopal church, where Miss Cornell was a regular attendant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1941

Death claims Irvin Thomas. - Dies of bronchial Pneumonia following illness of 3 weeks.

Bronchial pneumonia claimed the life of Irvin Thomas, 84, retired farmer, Monday at 8:15 a. m. in the Union City hospital following an illness of three weeks. He resided at 734 West Oak street, Union City.

Washington Irvin Thomas was born at Hollansburg, O., on November 7, 1856, the son of Harrison and Sarah (Reed) Thomas. He attended the Hollansburg schools and in 1875 was united in marriage with Alice Karn at Hollansburg. They moved to the community south of Union City in 1910, where he followed the occupation of farming. Retiring about 17 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas moved to Union City. He was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving besides the widow, Alice, are three children, Edward S. Thomas, of Hollansburg; Mrs. Ada M. Flatter, of Union City, and Mrs. Ruth N. Dunn, of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Albright, of Glen Karn, O. Three sons and three daughters preceded their father in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Wednesday at 1 p. m. (CST). Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

The body will be removed at 2 p. m. today from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, January 28, 1941

Death claims Lafe Amburn. - Stoney Creek native is dead; passes away in Union City.

Enos Lafayette (Lafe) Amburn, 89, native of Stoney Creek township and well known farmer and fruit grower living one mile southeast of Union City, died Monday at 4 p. m. at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Roy Miller, in Union City. He had been in failing health since 1926.

The body was taken to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland, from where funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. The body will remain at Farmland until Wednesday, when it will be taken to the Tom Amburn home in Union City. Last rites probably will be held Thursday.

Mr. Amburn, the last of a family of 11 children, was born in Stoney Creek township and attended the old Amburn school. He was married to Sarah Freideline, who died 14 years ago.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Webb Ritchey of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Thomas A. Amburn, former mayor of Union City, Ohio, and John Amburn of near Greenville; and nine grandchildren, Frank Fisher, Mrs. Ernest Sandifar, Mrs. Wilbur Huffman and Mrs. Guy Tetter, all of Winchester, Mrs. Gail Green of Modoc, William Fisher and Mrs. E. E. Reichard of Detroit, Mich., Jennings Ritchey of Union City and Chelsea Amburn of Boston, Mass.

(Funeral services were held at the Union City United Brethren church on Thursday, conducted by Rev. Harvey Thornburg, of Farmland, assisted y Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, of Union City. Burial followed in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1941

Death claims Alonzo W. Fraze. - Well known county man dies Tuesday; last rites Thursday.

Alonzo W. Fraze, 89, died at his home two miles west of Saratoga at 3:50 p. m. Tuesday, following a year's illness of cancer. Mr. Fraze was well known throughout the county and attended White River and Winchester schools. He resided in the county for the past 78 years, moving from Darke county where he was born.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Rebecca Jane and two sons, Iora G. and Pleasant O. Fraze of Saratoga; three brothers, Milo of Saratoga, Ollie of Farmland, and Garfield of Winchester. Two brothers, Benjamin and Samuel and a sister, Mrs. Jane Cole preceded him in death.

Mr. Fraze was one of the organizers of the Saratoga bank and taught school in Ward and White River townships for fourteen years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. from the United Brethren church in Saratoga, in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Saratoga cemetery. The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence this evening at 5 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1941

95 year old woman dies at farm home.

One of Darke county's oldest residents, Mrs. Wilhelmina L. Ott, 95, died Saturday evening at her farm home six miles west of Greenville after a year's illness. She was a native of Germany.

Surviving are six children, three sons and three daughters; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, John and Henry Kuhlman, both of Greenville rural route, and a sister, Mrs. Caroline Beers, of Xenia.

The children are: John and William Ott, at home; George Ott, of Richmond; Mrs. August Lorton, Dayton, Mrs. Minnie Henning, Greenville route 4 and Mrs. Rickie Schultz, of Ansonia.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran church near Greenville, at 2 p. m. today with Rev. Katterhenrich officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, January 29, 1941

Death reported.

Word has been received here that Perry Black, of Ohio City, Ohio, died early Sunday morning. Mrs. W. W. Fowler and Mrs. Elnora Skidmore are sisters of the deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1941

Wife of former Auditor is dead; Mrs. Naomi Canfield, 82, dies in Brooklyn, N. Y. hospital Tuesday.

Mrs. Naomi (Branson) Canfield, 82, widow of Albert Canfield, a native of Randolph county and former resident of Farmland and Winchester, died Tuesday night in a Brooklyn, N. Y. hospital, according to word received at Farmland by a step-brother, Charles L. Hawkins. She had been an invalid for several years.

Surviving are a son, Mayor J. B. Canfield of Brooklyn, and a step-brother, Charles L. Hawkins of Farmland. Mrs. Canfield was born in Randolph county and she and her husband, a one-term auditor of Randolph county, lived at Farmland, Winchester and Muncie before moving to Hood River, Ore. Mr. Canfield, formerly connected with the Woodbury Glass company at Parker, died a few months ago at Hood River.

Mrs. Canfield was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. Her body will be cremated at Brooklyn and later on the ashes of both Mr. and Mrs. Canfield will be interred in Woodlawn cemetery near Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1941

Henry Miller died suddenly. - Pneumonia claims Union City native; funeral to be Saturday.

Henry Oscar Miller, 59, died suddenly at his residence, 234 East Main street, Union City, Wednesday at 9 a. m. following a week's illness from pneumonia.

A native and lifelong resident of Union City, Mr. Miller was born the son of James and Ella (Kline) Miller. He attended the Union City East Side schools. He had been employed at various times at the Fisher and Rosenbush Coal companies in Union City.

Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth; two sons, Raymond and Carl, of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Adrian Bayman and one brother, William Miller, both of Union City..

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the home of the son, Carl, 509 East Elm street, with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the son's home Friday afternoon where friends may call after 2 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1941

Retired contractor dies in Greenville.

Alvin Hayes Gilbert, 92, oldest native resident of Greenville, who for many years was active as a building contractor and plasterer, died at 8 a. m. Tuesday at his residence, 217 Thirteenth street. His health had been failing for the past year.

Surviving are two sons, W. P. Gilbert, of Greenville, and Cassius Gilbert, of Sacramento, California; two daughters, Mrs. John H. Myers and Mrs. M. V. Steinmetz, both of Greenville; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and a brother John Gilbert, also of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Gilbert residence at 2 p. m. today followed by interment in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, January 31, 1941

Pneumonia fatal to Monroe Township, Darke County native.

Mrs. Sarah Bridenbaugh, 89, widow of the late Henry Bridenbaugh, died at 6 a. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rolland Kitmer, immediately east of Pitsburg, after a short illness from pneumonia.

She leaves nine children, four daughters and five sons; one step-daughter; 44 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Permilla Hangen, of Arcanum rural route and Mrs. Mary Fritz, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in Newcomer's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1941

Death claims Wm. Manning. - Seriously ill two weeks; funeral services to be Monday.

Following a serious illness of only two weeks, William J. Manning, 44, native and lifelong resident of Wayne township, Randolph county, died at 11:50 p. m. Friday at his residence, 356 Carter street, Union City.

Mr. Manning was born September 7, 1896, the son of Charles and Marth (Robinson) Manning. He attended the Old No. 4 township school and was graduated from the Union City West Side high school. He was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church, Wa-Jac Conservation club and the local 494 U. A. W. A. and for more than 20 years had been employed as a mechanic at the Union City Body company. He was united in marriage with Grace Bradford at Harrisville February 22, 1917.

Surviving besides the widow, Grace, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Martha) Charles Manning, of Portland; one daughter, Evelyn, at home; one sister, Mrs. (Mary) Lee Ward, of Dayton; five brothers, Claude, of Richmond; Raymond, of Bryant; Roy, of Gaston; Carl, of Dayton, and Noel, of Muncie.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Presbyterian church, Rev. Forbes Robertson and Rev. Dudley Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned at 10 a. m. Sunday from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 1, 1941

81 year old widow dies at son's farm home in Darke County.

Mrs. Mary L. Campbell, 81, widow of the late John Campbell, died at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a son, Ellis, four miles east of Greenville on state route 71, the Greenville-West Milton road. Death followed an illness of six weeks' duration from a complication of diseases.

Besides the son, she leaves three grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Roberts, of Montague, Michigan.

Funeral services will be conducted from the son's home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Abbottsville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Mary Lourinda Campbell was born March 29, 1859 in Harrison Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Billman, b. Montgomery Co., OH and Hester Gebhart, b. Lancaster Co., PA )

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1941

Judge A. L. Bales, 76, dies unexpectedly at home in Winchester. - Heart attack fatal to veteran jurist Sunday night.

Alonzo L. Bales, 76, for 18 years judge of Randolph circuit court, died unexpectedly at 9:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home, 511 South Main Street, in Winchester. Death was due to a heart attack.

Although not in the best of health during the final months of his judgeship and since retiring from the bench two years ago, he had actively attended to the practice of law with the firm of Bales, Cockerill and Bales in Winchester.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Surviving the well known jurist are two daughters, Mrs. M. H. (Ruth) Fisch of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Roe (Mary) Duvall of Winchester; three sons, John E., a Winchester attorney, Ralph W., manager of a Winchester dry cleaning establishment, and William, a Muncie attorney; one brother, Charles E., trustee of West River township, and seven grandchildren.

Alonzo L. Bales was born on a farm in West River township in Randolph county September 25, 1864. His first attendance at school was at Beech Grove, near Economy. Aside from this his entire schooling was received in Randolph county.

He attended Winchester high school for a time and also a normal school conducted by the late Judge Frederick B. Caldwell and the late Henry W. Bowers of Winchester.

Judge Bales began teaching school in Washington township in October, 1884, and taught in the common schools of Randolph county for ten consecutive winters, spending his summers on the farm and in pursuing an extended course of study, including geometry, history, sociology and general literature.

In 1890 he began the study of law in the office of Marsh and Thompson and in 1895 moved to Winchester where he entered the practice of law to which his efforts were chiefly devoted since that time.

Judge Bales' political career started in 1898 when he was elected prosecuting attorney of Randolph county, serving two years in that capacity. In 1914 he was nominated by the Republican party for judge of circuit court. His opponent was the late Theodore Shockney, nominee of the progressive party. The Democrats did not put up a candidate and Judge Shockney was elected y a majority of 227 votes.

In 1920, he was elected judge of Randolph circuit court, reelected in 1926 and again in 1932, his term expiring in December, 1938.

In the course of his service on the bench, Judge Bales held court in all the counties adjoining Randolph and in the counties of Adams, Wells, Blackford, Madison and Rush and sat on many hotly contested cases of importance.

His first low-partnership was with William Diggs from 1895 to the close of 1899. In January of 1900 he formed a partnership with John W. Macy and James P. Goodrich. The firm was located in the Randolph County bank building and here Judge Bales remained for almost 21 years, until November 13, 1920.

He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church in Winchester and in addition to teaching the Men's Bible class for more than 30 years held many official positions and at his death was a member of the board of trustees of the organization. He was also a member of the Winchester Kiwanis club and the Masonic lodge.

(Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the Winchester Methodist church, Rev. Herbert Boase, Pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1941

Dr. C. E. Spitler is dead; long illness fatal. - Veteran Saratoga Medico is claimed by death at home Sunday.

Dr. Charles E. Spitler, 77, for several years Randolph county health commissioner, died Sunday at 3 a. m. at his home in Saratoga, after a serious illness of several weeks, during which time he was treated at the Randolph County hospital and the Miami Valley hospital at Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Sitler would have completed 50 years' residence in Saratoga in March, having practiced medicine continuously until his last illness. He attended medical school in St. Louis and took post-graduate work in Chicago.

Included among the survivors are the wife, Anna, one daughter, Mrs. Bert Boggs of Muncie; three sons, Dr. Lloyd Spitler of Dayton, Ohio, Warren of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert of Painesville, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Saratoga, with Rev. D. R. Lusk in charge. The body will lie in state between the hours of 1 and 2. Interment will be in the Saratoga cemetery.

The body will be returned this morning from the Fraze funeral home in Winchester to the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1941

Former Lynn resident is dead in Colorado.

Lynn relatives of Mrs. Lizzie (Cox) Arnold have received word of her death which occurred at her home in Canyon City, Col., Thursday night at 6:30 o'clock. The deceased was the daughter of the late William (Bill) Lewis of Lynn and had spent the greater part of her life in and near Lynn.

Survivors are the husband, William Arnold; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Crosby; two sons, Forrest and Robert Cox, all of Canyon City; two sisters, Mrs. Alda Brouse of Fountain City and Mrs. Martha Brouse of Lynn; one brother, George Lewis, of Coldwater, Mich., and six grandchildren. Interment was in Canyon City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 3, 1941

Felkley funeral held Sunday at Rossburg.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Rossburg United Brethren church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating, for Mrs. Emma Felkley, 78, widow of the late Chris Felkley. Death occurred Friday at 8:30 p. m.

Mrs. Felkley whose maiden name was Haber, was a native and lifelong resident of the Rossburg community. A brother, Charles Haber, of Greenville, formerly served as Darke county treasurer.

Besides the one daughter, she leaves three sons, Orien, Carl and Harold, all of Dayton; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

There also are three other brothers, John Haber, of Union City, William Haber, Gettysburg, O., and Ed Haber, of Versailles, and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Spicer, of Dayton, Mrs. Bertha Burkett, of Rossburg, and Mrs. Minnie Deardorff, also of Dayton. (She probably died at the home of her daughter, who is unnamed in the above narrative.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 4, 1941

Union City burial for Pastner Remains.

Bert C. Pastner, 80, a retired farmer died at 1 p. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dan Flory, on Versailles R. F. D. 3 after a six weeks' illness. Death was attributed to paralysis.

The daughter is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be held at the Flory residence a 2 p. m. followed by burial in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Mrs. May Jones passes away on Thursday. - Services Saturday in Union City for mother of nine children.

Complications following an illness of several years caused the death at 2:30 a. m. Thursday of Mrs. Elmer Jones, 39, at her late residence, 514 Wall street, Union City.

The deceased was born in the Union City, Ohio village August 30, 1902, Bertha May Davis, daughter of William and Catharine (Culey) Davis. She attended the Union City East Side schools and was a member of the Free Methodist church.

Surviving besides the husband, Elmer, are nine children, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Union City Free Methodist church, with Rev. B. R. Lake officiating. Burial will be in the Snell cemetery.

The body was removed to the Fraze Funeral home in Union City where friends may call until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Death claims Mrs. Costello. - Ill 9 weeks; funeral services to be Saturday.

Following an illness of only nine weeks, Mrs. Martin Costello, 74, died at 9 a. m. Thursday at her late residence, 628 West Division street, Union City.

The deceased, widow of the late Martin Costello, was born December 22, 1887 in Fletcher, O., the daughter of James and Catherine (Armstrong) Lehey, both natives of Ireland. She had lived most of her life in the Union City community and the past 27 years in Union City. As a girl she attended the Union City Parochial and public schools. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church and the Rosary society.

Survivors include five children, Martin, Jr., of Eaton, O.; Joseph and Leo of Dayton, and Mrs. Kathleen Thornburg, of Union City. William Costello, a son, died in 1913.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a. m. in the St. Mary's church in Union City with Rev. T. J. Hammes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery north of Union City.

The body will be returned this morning from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Former Versailles resident dies in East.

The remains of John C. Young, 56, former railway mail clerk at Versailles, whose death occurred Monday evening at his home at Elizabeth, New Jersey, have been returned to Versailles for burial. Final rites will be held at the Versailles Christian church at 2 p. m. today. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

His immediate survivors include a widow, Cissie, and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Bookwalter and Mrs. Maud Hartle, both of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Hanna Rhodehammel, of Wellington, New Zealand.

His parents were the late Samuel and Rachel Young, of Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Scoville death ends lingering illness.

Mrs. Bertha Scoville, 64, widow of the late Charles Scoville, died late Tuesday afternoon at the home of a son, Monroe Mergler, 451 East Main street, Greenville, after an illness of five years' duration.

Besides the one son, she leaves two grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a half brother, Murt Holmes, of Greenville.

The remains have been removed to the Miller funeral home, 123 West Fifth street, Greenville. Services will be held there at 2 o'clock this afternoon followed by burial in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Bertha Scoville was born Dec. 12, 1876, in Greenville, OH., the daughter of John Holmes and Mary Cox.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Greenville cafe owner died of influenza.

Forrest (Red) Fletcher, 61, co-owner of the Broadway cafe in Greenville for the last 12 years, died at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital after a twelve weeks illness from influenza and complications.

Surviving are a wife, Grace, and his father, Charles, of Greenville. Services were held at the Turpen-McKnight Funeral home in Greenville Thursday afternoon. Burial was at Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Retired carpenter dies; ill seven months.

John W. Trump, 79, retired Arcanum carpenter, died at 1 p. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital after a lingering illness.

The deceased, a son of the late Uriah Trump, one of the early settlers in Twin township, was a native and lifelong resident of the Arcanum community. He was never married.

Surviving are two brothers, J. A. Trump and Urien Trump, both of Arcanum, rural route, and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Stutz and Miss Ida Trump, of Arcanum.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 7, 1941

Franklin Township, Darke County woman succumbs

Mrs. Lizzie Cool, 76, widow of the late Rev. Isaac Cool, a prominent minister in the Old Order Dunkard church, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at her farm home, two miles northeast of Painter Creek on the Hogpath road. She had been failing for the last five weeks.

She leaves three foster-daughters, Mrs. Henry Flory, Greenville route 2; Mrs. Daniel Bittner, of New Lebanon, and Mrs. Harry Bubecker, of Arcanum route 2; one foster son, Lawrence Layman, of Dayton, and a brother, Rev. Daniel Miller, of Whittier, Cal.

Pending word from the brother, no funeral arrangements will be completed.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Elizabeth Cool was born July 24, 1864 in Montgomery Co., OH., the daughter of Ephraham Miller and Mary Metzcar. The funeral service (no date given) was conducted by Rev. Leander Miller, of Wakarusa, IN. She was buried in Millers Grove Old Order cemetery; date not given.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, .Saturday, February 8, 1941

C. F. Burton passes away. - Man, 37 years old, is dead; last rites on Monday afternoon.

Clarence Fay Burton, 37, died at his home five and one-half miles northeast of Winchester, Friday at 1:30 a. m.

The survivors are the wife, Hazel; one son, Richard, at home; four daughters, Delores, Betty, Janice and Wanda, all at home; the mother, Mrs. Florence Burton, of Winchester; four brothers, Orvil, Leonard, Willard and Troy, all of Winchester, and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Williamson of Union City, and Mrs. Margery Stringer and Miss Garnet Burton, both of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Elvin Thornburg, assisted by Rev. Aaron Napier, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Friends church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The body was removed Friday afternoon from the Clark and Maynard funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 8, 1941

Death claims W. H. Anderson. - Services to be Monday for farmer, Randolph County native.

Complications following several years of ill health claimed the life of William Henry (Nein) Anderson, 80, Friday at 6 p. m. at his residence one mile northwest of Union City at Horseshoe Bend.

The deceased, a lifelong resident of the Union City community, was born in Wayne township, Randolph county, December 28, 1860, the son of Isaac and Catherine (Smith) Anderson. He attended the Old Woodbury school, near Haysville, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church.

Mr. Anderson was a well-known farmer and at one time was connected with the J. A. Long Creamery in Union City. He was united in marriage with Mary Schricker in Union City in October, 1887.

Surviving besides the widow are three children, Charles Anderson and Miss Susan Anderson, at home, and Clarence D. Anderson, residing six miles northeast of Union City; two brothers, George Anderson of Celina, O., and Albert Anderson, of Chickasaw, O. Four sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Lutheran church, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body ill be returned from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence Sunday at 10 a. m. where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 8, 1941

Heart attack fatal to Darke County farmer.

James Milton (Milt) Mills, 78, well know retired Darke county farmer, died at 1:30 a. m. Thursday at the home of a son, William, in New Madison. H had been critically ill for the past five weeks as the result of a heart attack.

Mills, a lifelong resident of the county, was a member of the New Madison Masonic lodge which will hold services in conjunction with regular funeral rites at 2 p. m. Sunday. The funeral service will be conducted from Masonic temple with Rev. M. B. Klepinger officiating. Interment will be in Greenmound cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, William and Manuel, both of New Madison; three grandchildren and a brother, Rush Mills, of near New Madison. His wife died in 1919.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1941

Pneumonia Fatal to Mrs. Yost. - Funeral to be Tuesday at McKnight home; burial at Camden.

Mrs. Valarah Yost, 77, paralytic invalid for the past seven years, died Saturday at 8 a. m. of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bethel McKnight, residing six miles west of Union City on Winchester route 4.

The deceased was born Valarah Stabler, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Hines) Stabler, on May 6, 1863, at Bethany, Ohio. She had resided for the past 23 years in the community where she died. She was united in marriage with Harvey Yost, deceased, in Bethany on September 19, 1883. She attended the Butler county, Ohio schools.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Bethel (Cina) McKnight, at whose home she died; Mrs. Blanch Jelly, of Glasgow, Mont., Myrtle Yost, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Albert M. Yost, of Spokane, Wash.; and one brother, Clifford Stabler, of Middletown, Ohio. Two brothers, two sisters and one son, Harry Yost, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at the McKnight residence Tuesday at 10 a. m., with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Camden, O. cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the McKnight residence at 11 a. m. today, after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1941

Death claims Mandia Money. - Funeral to be Tuesday for Randolph County native.

Mandia Jane Money, 82, died at her residence six miles north of Union City, at 9:30 p. m. Saturday, following a long illness.

The deceased was the widow of James D. Money, and was born in Randolph county on Sept. 9, 1858, the daughter of Henry and Sara (Smith) Handschy. The deceased was the last of four children. She attended the Denver school near North Salem and was a member of the Sugar Grove and South Salem churches.

Surviving are three children, Charles H. Money, of Indianapolis, Mrs. (Mary E.) Ralph Fory, and Mrs. (Flora A.) Clayton DeBolt, of Union City, R. F. D. 1. One child died in infancy. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Lisbon church in charge of Rev. J. W. Gallagher.

Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home until 9 a. m. today, when it will be removed to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 10, 1941

Abbie Johnson is dead at 74. - Well known resident of north Portland victim of pneumonia

Portland, Ind., Feb. 9. --- Abbie Johnson, 74, died at 11 p. m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray Morris, on North Meridian street from pneumonia. Her condition had been serious the past week.

Mrs. Johnson was born June 12, 1866, in Parker, Ind., daughter of Isaiah and Anna Jane (Glines) Faulkner. Her husband, Isaac Johnson, died December 28, 1935.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Ray Morris, at whose home she died; Mrs. Cora Likos of Cleveland and Charles Johnson of Portland; four grandchildren, one brother, Harrison Faulkner and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Harris.

The body will be removed from the Baird funeral home to the Morris residence Sunday morning.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 11, 1941

Woman dies while visiting son in Union City.

Mrs. Nettie Englehart, 56, resident of Hartford City, died at 10 p. m. Sunday while visiting at the home of her son, Harold Englehart, 313 West Oak street, Union City.

Mrs. Englehart had been in failing health for the past three years. Death was attributed to complications growing from asthma and a heart ailment.

The body was returned to Hartford City where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in the Methodist church. Burial will follow in the Hartford City I. O. O. F. cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1941

David Urmey passes away. - Ill 3 weeks; final rites to be Thursday in Dayton, O.

Pneumonia following a heart attack three weeks earlier, claimed the life of David Lawrence Urmey, 83, retired General Motors factory watchman, Tuesday at 2:30 a. m. in the Union City hospital. He had resided in Union City for the past 10 years and his last residence was at 401 South Columbia street, Union City.

Mr. Urmey was born December 28, 1858, in Johnson county, Ind., the son of John Q. and Ellen (Shriner) Urmey. He attended the Johnson county rural schools and was a thirty-second degree Mason.

Surviving besides the widow, Clara, are one son, John Earl, of North Hollywood, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sprague, of Los Angeles, Ca;.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Waymire and Mrs. Maggie Hueber, both of Dayton, and one brother, George Urmey of Panama City, Fla.

A short prayer service in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, will be held at noon Thursday at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City. Following this the funeral cortege will leave for Dayton where at 2 p. m. (EST) final rites will be held in the Masonic temple. Burial will be in the Dayton Memorial Park cemetery.

The body will remain at the Brooks Funeral home where friends may call until noon Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 12, 1941

Death claims S. K. Myers, 81. - Services Friday for retired Union City Railroad watchman.

Samuel K. Myers, 81, native of Darke county, Ohio, and retired Union City railroad watchman, died Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at his late residence, 810 West Oak street, Union City, of complications ending an illness of more than two years.

He was born May 17, 1870, the son of Henry J. and Lucepi (Buchanan) Myers and attended the Pikesville school. He was a member of the Christian church. On July 25, 1902 he was united in marriage with Susie Thoba in Greenville.

Surviving besides the widow, Susie, are four daughters, Mrs. Vernie Applegate and Mrs. LeRoy Burns, both of Union City; miss Peggy Myers, at home, and Mrs. Merle Anderson, of Winchester; one son, John Myers, of Ypsilanti, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Rosie Trissel, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2. p. m. (CST) at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. R. R. Ditmyer officiating. The place of burial has not been decided. Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral home after noon today until the hour of the services.

(Burial was made in the Union City cemetery)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 13, 1941

Death Claims Alice Bridgman. - Former publisher and prominent Winchester woman is dead.

Mrs. Alice F. Bridgman, 83, widow of the late Isaac M. Bridgman and a newspaper publisher in her own right until 1937, died at her home, 518 Residence street, Winchester, Wednesday at 3 a. m. She had been in failing health for several years.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester where it will remain until the last rites, which will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. at the mortuary in charge of Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lee Tinsley, and a niece, Miss Ruth Tinsley, both of Winchester.

Mrs. Bridgman was born at Franklin and for several years taught school, as did her husband. She and her husband lived at Polo, Ill., where Mr. Bridgman was affiliated with a bank, and for several years lived at Brookville where Mr. Bridgman was publisher of the Brookville American.

About 18 years ago Mr. Bridgman purchased the Winchester Journal-Herald, Mrs. Bridgman becoming sole owner and publisher at his death six years ago. In February of 1937, the publication was sold by Mrs. Bridgman to the Winchester Journal-Herald corporation, which firm is now publishing the daily Republican paper.

Mrs. Bridgman was a prominent member of the Main street Church of Christ and Loyal Women's Sunday school class.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 13, 1941

Edward Martin rites are to be Friday.

Funeral services for Edward Martin, 92, former assistant Greenville postmaster, who died suddenly from the effects of a heart attack Tuesday morning, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, at the Miller Funeral Home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville. Rev. H. J. Holcombe will officiate. Burial will be in the mausoleum at the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Martin, a resident of Greenville for the past sixty years, served as assistant postmaster under the late Daniel S. Hime, entered the railway mail service in 1887 and was active there for over 33 years. He retired in 1920.

His wife, Nancy Jane, died in 1936. They had celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary. He is survived by four sons, Earl, Cassatt and Lee, of Greenville, and Glenn, of Mt. Blanchard, O. There also are nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born August 26, 1848 at Gettysburg, OH, the son of Jacob Martin (b. Baltimore, MD) and Maria Hershey Cassett (b. Greenville, OH)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 13, 1941

J. W. Shreeves passes away. - Former Union City business man dies at daughter's residence.

Jacob W. Shreeves, 79, retired Union City business man, died at 6 a. m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry E. Sellers, in Marion, Indiana. Mr. Shreeves became ill about one year ago, at which time he went to make his home with his daughter. Death was attributed to a stroke which he suffered 10 days ago.

Mr. Shreeves was born in Jackson township, Randolph county, on September 2, 1861. He attended the township schools and later went to New Madison, O., where he entered the milling business. Returning to Union City, he entered at various times the automotive, hardware and real estate businesses. Just before leaving Union City he maintained offices with L. L. Taylor in the Atlas bank building.

Surviving are the widow, Dresna; the daughter, at whose home he died, Mrs. Harry E. Sellers, Marion, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Hammons, of Winchester. One son, Harry, and a grandson preceded him in death.

The remains will arrive in Union City at noon Friday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. the same afternoon at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City. Other arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1941

Marie Benz, 80, passes away. - Native of Germany, resident of Union City for past 62 years.

Mrs. Marie Benz, 80 widow of the late Gottlich Benz, died Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at her residence, 628 North Plum street, Union City, of complications following a serious illness of four weeks. She had been in failing health for an extended period of time.

She was born in Hoepfigheim, Germany, on November 23, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlob Ochler. Coming to the United States when she was 18 years of age, Mrs. Benz had made her home in Union City for the past 62 years. She was a member of the Union City Lutheran church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Renner, of Rutesheim, Germany, and Christina Voellm, of Hoepfigheim, Germany.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze funeral home in Union City, with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains at the Fraze funeral home after 4 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1941

Mrs. W. Brewer dies suddenly. - Young Darke County mother victim of ruptured appendix.

Infection resulting from a ruptured appendix caused the death of Mrs. Wayne Brewer, 25, at 1 a. m. Thursday in the Union City hospital following an illness of one week.

She was born October 26, 1915, Bertine Kathryn Schaffner, daughter of Reuben and Bertha (Glass) Schaffner, in the house in Mississinewa township, two miles east of Raper Chapel, Darke county, Ohio, where she made her residence at the time of her death. She attended the Jackson, Ohio school.

Surviving besides the husband, Wayne Brewer, teacher in the Brown township school, are her mother, Mrs. Rueben Schaffner, one daughter, Sally Jo, 4 years old, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Robley Evans, of Union City, and Mrs. Rollie Collins, of Dayton, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Teegarden church, with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fisher-Becker Funeral home in Ansonia, O. to the residence this evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 14, 1941

Death claims Mary Brannon. - Illness of 5 years ended; funeral to be Saturday.

Following an illness of five years, Miss Mary Brannon, 69, died Wednesday at 11:40 p. m. in the Union City hospital. Death was attributed to sarcoma. She made her home for the past one and one-half years, since arriving in the Union City community, with her niece, Miss Nellie Perkins, owner of the Union City hospital.

She was born at Fairhaven, Preble county, Ohio, in October 1871, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brannon. She attended the Jackson township schools, in Preble county, and later the Eaton, O. high school. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church.

There are no immediate survivors, she being the last of a family of three brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death.

Funeral serviciis will be conducted Saturday at 9 a. m. in the Union City St. Mary's church, with Rev. T. J. Hammes officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's cemetery at Richmond.

The body will be returned from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of the niece, 725 West Division street, Union City, at noon today after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, February 15, 1941

Death Reported.

Word has been received in Union City of the death Wednesday of Wash Weaver at his late residence in Dayton, O. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. (EST) today at Jonesville, near Dayton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 17, 1941

Margaret Jacobi, 70, dies at Versailles.

Mrs. Mary Margaret Jacobi, 70, widow of the late William Jacobi, died suddenly Friday night at her residence on West Water street in Versailles from the effects of a heart attack. She is reported to have collapsed on the street while returning home from a visit to a neighbor's.

She is survived by three children, one son and two daughters. They are: Roy Jacobi, of Versailles, and Mrs. Emma Neargarden and Mrs. Lucy Grissom, both of Indianapolis, Ind. She also leaves five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. George Russ, of Greenville, and a brother, John Klase, of Piqua.

Funeral services will be conducted at Trinity Lutheran church, Versailles, at 2 p. m. today, with Rev. John Slater, officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery, south of Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 17, 1941

Beamsville woman dies.

Mrs. Agnes Wolf, 39, wife of Joseph E. Wolf, died Friday at her late home in Beamsville, after an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Beamsville Christian church with Rev. John Stover officiating. Burial was in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two children, a son, Duane, 9 years old, and a daughter, Phyllis Ann, 11; her mother, Mrs. Eva Dessa Smith, Greenville; two brothers, and four sisters.

The brothers and sisters are: Wilber Smith, of Montpelier, O.; Malon Smith, Greenville route 4; Mrs. Helen Fransler, Greenville; Mrs. Donald Weddle and Mrs. Ernest Tull, both of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Wade Harsh, Greenville, route 4.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 20, 1941

C. J. Turpen passes away. - Native, lifelong resident of Union City; rites to be Friday.

Union City lost one of its oldest and best known business men when Charles J. Turpen died at 9:15 a. m. Wednesday at his home at 611 North Columbia street where he had been cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Nina L. Tritt, and his niece, Miss Juliet Harris, during several years of declining health and three weeks of serious illness.

He was born in Union City July 8, 1860, living all of his 80 years in the city. His father was Enos H. Turpen, well known member of the Turpen & Harris Produce Co., the other partner being the late Mayor William Harris. For some time this firm did an immense business annually. The mother was Julia (Beitman) Turpen. Charles was educated in the Union City schools and Miami-Jacobs Business college, Dayton. His first position was that of bookkeeper for the Turpen & Harris Co. After a few years he engaged in the grocery business with his brother, the late R. B. Turpen, under the name of Turpen Brothers. The place of business formerly was where the Hook bookstore now is located., on Columbia street, changing later to the present location of the I. G. A. store across the street. When R.

B. Turpen retired from the firm several years before his death in 1928, Charles continued the business alone till 1932, making a total of 50 years in business.

On November 23, 1881, he married to Miss Louise A. Woods, who died in 1925. To this union was born one daughter, now Mrs. Nina B. Tritt. Surviving also is a grandson, John Turpen Tritt, of Cleveland, O. Mr. Turpen was the last of a family of five children.

He was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church, Masonic lodge and Elks lodge. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery. The body will be removed at 2 p. m. today from the Morris funeral service to the Turpen home where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 21, 1941

Father Union City woman passes away.

William Wren, 88, former Ansonia restaurant owner, and at one time marshal of the neighboring town, died at 7:15 p. m. Wednesday at the home of a step-daughter, Mrs. Ray Beachler, at 615 Walnut street, Greenville, after a three months' illness.

Wren, a native of Champaign county, O., was the last of a family of 11 children.

Besides the step-daughter, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert Jellison, of Union City, and Clyde Spelman, of Piqua; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted from Miller funeral home in Greenville at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Ansonia cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that William Francis Wren was born Sept. 12, 1853, Champaign Co., OH, the son of Samuel Wren, b. Germany, and Rachael Hoover, b. Germany. His living spouse was named here as Golda Wren of Greenville.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 21, 1941

Marcile Tritt passes away. - Accomplished young Union City musician; private rites Saturday.

Miss Mary Marcile Tritt, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tritt, died at her home at 602 West Pearl street, Union City, Thursday at 2:10 a. m. after an illness of nine months from bacillary dysentery. Two months of this time she was in Ball Memorial hospital, Muncie, and one month in the Union City hospital. The father, Charles Tritt, is chief of Union City West Side police.

She was born in Union City, April 17, 1919, and was graduated from the West Side high school in the class of 1936. She was a talented musician and sang and played the piano and oboe in the different musical organizations of the school. She was employed for a time in the office of the Harrison company in Union City, and after graduation from the Sanderson Business college in Indianapolis, she had positions in the offices of the Dillings Candy company and Ruff Notes company in Indianapolis.

She was a member of the Union City Methodist church, where she sang in the choir and was active in the Sunday school and Epworth League. She also was a member of the Delta Theta Tau sorority. While in Indianapolis she continued her voice training and was director of the women's chorus of the Y. W. C. A. She likewise was vice-president of the Indianapolis Y. W. C. A.

Surviving are the parents; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Flora Tritt, of Union City; one sister, Mariam, wife of Dr. H. C. Alexander, of Cleveland Heights, O.; two brothers, Edward C. Tritt, music supervisor in the schools of East Chicago, and Charles W. Tritt, Jr., member of the faculty of New Hampshire State university at Durham.

Private funeral services will be held at the Tritt residence Saturday at 3 p. m. with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body was returned from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City Thursday to the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 21, 1941

Pneumonia fatal to R. R. Shaw. - Funeral to be Sunday in Union City for Randolph County native.

Pneumonia, following a serious illness of two weeks from influenza, caused the death of Roscoe (Ross) R. Shaw, 74 year old rug merchant, Thursday at 5 p. m. at his late residence, 823 West Oak street, Union City.

Mr. Shaw, who for many years was in charge of the rug department in the R. Kirshbaum store and in later years had conducted a rug market at his residence, was born in Wayne township, Randolph county, near Bethel. However, he moved at an early age with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Shaw, to Union City where he made his residence for the greater part of his life.

He was united in marriage with Mary Creviston on December 25, 1891, in Union City. They would have celebrated their fiftieth anniversary next Christmas. He was a member of the Union City Christian church.

Surviving besides the widow, Mary, are eight children, John Shaw, of Indianapolis; Tom Shaw, of Greensburg; Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Mason, Union City; Raymond (Bud) Shaw of Winamac; Mrs. Clarence (Catherine) Shockney, of Marion, O.; Mrs. Tracey (Alice) Turner, Union City; Mrs. Claude (Helen) Reish, Union City, and Miss Frances Shaw, of Indianapolis, and one brother, Oliver F. Shaw, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. from the Union City Christian church, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City at 4 p. m. Saturday to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1941

Cecil Snyder suicide victim. - Darke County man shoots self with .32 calibre rifle.

Cecil Snyder, 51, shot himself at 3 p. m. Sunday in the temple at his home three miles south of Union City in Darke county, Ohio with a .32 calibre rifle. His wife heard him fall and called a doctor who ordered him sent to the Wayne hospital in Greenville where he died upon arrival.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, acting Darke county coroner, pronounced death as suicide by self inflicted bullet. There was no apparent motive. For 10 years he had been an employee of the Greenville Electric Light and Power company.

Surviving are the widow, Estella; two sons, Robert of Greenville and Edmund (Ora) of Southgate, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. David Brewer, Greenville route 5, Mrs. George Martin, Greenville route 5, and Mrs. George Bowman, Bradford, O.; one brother, Clyde Snyder of Lynn; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Lytle of Williamsburg. There were also 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Miller and Son funeral home in Greenville. No services will be arranged pending word from the son in California.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born Feb. 17, 1890 in Randolph Co., IN, the son of Bruce Snyder and Laura Jefferies, both born in Darke Co., OH. The funeral was conducted at the funeral home on the 27th with Rev. Earl Lantz in charge. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1941

Union City woman mourns death of brother.

Mrs. Faye Hicks, of Union City, is mourning the death of her brother, Joe E. Bosworth, 21, who died Friday night at his home in New Madison, O. He had been ill four months.

Mr. Bosworth leaves a wife, Grace (Snapp) Bosworth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chelsie Bosworth, of New Madison; one sister, Mrs. Faye Hicks, of Union City; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peden, of Hollansburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Emma Bosworth, of New Madison.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the United Brethren church in New Madison with Rev. Robert Parson officiating.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1941

Ansonia, Darke County, Ohio woman dies.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Winhoven, 77, who died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Agnes Eeyke, at Ansonia, will be conducted at 9:30 a. m. today at St. Bernard's Catholic church at Burkettsville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Winhoven, a native of Scotland, had been ill for seven months. There are more than thirty immediate survivors, including three daughters and one son; four step-children; 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, February 24, 1941

Mrs. Elizabeth Beisner funeral today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth M. Beisner, 74, widow of the late Louis Beisner, who was found dead Thursday afternoon in the kitchen of her farm home, three miles north of Greenville, will be conducted at 2 p. m. today at the Wakefield Lutheran church with Rev. Frederick Daubenbiss officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at the Greenville cemetery.

Her body was found by Ted Williams, Greenville, who is employed as a meter reader by the Greenville Electric Light and Power Co. Dr. A. F. Sarver, Greenville, acting coroner of Darke county, who was summoned to the scene, stated that death was due to a heart attack.

She is survived by one son, Walter, of Greenville, route 5; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Knick, of Greenville rural route, and Miss Della Beisner, at home; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. There are also three sisters, Mrs. John Thomas and Mrs. Conrad Grote, both of Greenville, rural route, and Mrs. Anna Meier, Greenville and one brother Lewis Dohme, Greenville, route 5.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1941

Henley Clark dies in Ohio. - Funeral services will be held at Spartanburg Tuesday afternoon.

Henley Clark, 73, died at the home of Walter Hinshaw, one mile southwest of Hollansburg, Ohio, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, death being due to a heart attack.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elnora Parriah of Hollansburg and Mrs. Carrie Hubbard of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Josephine Vincent of North Dakota.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Stutz-Sands funeral home in New Madison, Ohio, at 3 p. m. (CST). Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, February 25, 1941

Gus C. Kipp succumbs.

Funeral services for Gus C. Kipp, 79, formerly of Greenville, who died Sunday afternoon at the Ohio Masonic Home at Springfield, will be conducted at the Miller Funeral Home in Greenville, at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Mr. Kipp, who had been a resident of the home since 1930, was for several years employed as a telegraph operator by the Pennsylvania Railroad company.

The only immediate survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mollie Burket, of Gahanna, Ohio, and two cousins, Bertha and William Kipp, both of Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 26, 1941

Union City woman mourns the death of father.

Mrs. Donna Kirwin, Union City, is mourning the death of her father, P. R. Hawthorn, 62, mechanical engineer and designer, which occurred last week in Clarksdale, Miss. Funeral services were held Saturday.

Mr. Hawthorn, who came to Union City eight years ago, had been in Clarksdale for several months. He was ill but one week.

Surviving are the widow, Ella; one daughter, Mrs. Kirwin, of this city, and two grandsons.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 26, 1941

Father of Winchester persons succumbs at his home in Muncie.

Muncie, Ind., Feb. 25. --- David B. Smith, 63, of 2009 West Eleventh street, died at his home at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born near Bryant, but had lived in Muncie almost his entire life and was a member of the Separate Baptist church.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Claudis Smith; four daughters, Mrs. Rosa Toll of New Castle, Mrs. Barbara Flick of Selma, Mrs. Ruth Detro of Winchester and Mrs. Gladys Code of Muncie; two sons, John and Floyd, both of Winchester; two stepsons, Higgins Babbitt and Roy Babbitt, both of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hartranft of Muncie, and Mrs. Mary West of Polland; one brother, Thomas Smith, justice of the peace of Center township, and twelve grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Parson mortuary by Rev. CM. Good. Burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, February 26, 1941

Farmer drops dead.

Charles F. Meyer, 67, Greenville township, farmer, dropped dead at 8:30 a. m. Tuesday while engaged in morning chores at his farm home, on-half mile southeast of Greenville. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Meyer, a lifelong resident of Darke county, was a member of the Wakefield Lutheran church and the Concord Grange and served as a director of the Darke County National Farm Loan association.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie; three sons, Ralph of Ansonia, rural route; Carl, of Arcanum, rural route, and Herbert of Hillsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Cleo Wagner, Greenville; Mrs. Paul Williams, New Carlisle; Mrs. Raymond Kalter and Mrs. Lester Miller, both of Dayton, and Lucile Meyer, at home.

There are also ten grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Meyer, of Greenville, route 4, and Edward Meyer, of Greenville, route 5, and Mrs. Christ Clark, Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Wakefield church at 3 p. m. Friday with Rev. Daubenbiss officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1941

Former Union City man dies in California.

Word has been received in Union City of the death on February 18 of Charles H. Miller, former resident of Union City at his late home in Glendale, Calif. For many years Mr. Miller was connected with the Big Four railroad and resided in this community.

The deceased was the husband of Nettie (Bourquin) Miller, and the father of Dr. Duane Miller and Dr. Ralph Miller, now residents of Glendale, Calif.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1941

J. H. Sipe, 76, claimed by death. - Former Randolph County resident dies at Connersville.

J. H. Sipe, 76, former Randolph county resident died at 4:30 p. m. at the home of a nephew, Roy Sipe, of Connersville where he had made his home for the past year. The deceased had been ill for the past two years and critical for the past four months.

Surviving are two nieces, Maude Sipe of Winchester and Emma Marsh of near Ridgeville; and a sister-in-law, Eliza Sipe also of near Ridgeville. Two brothers preceded him in death. The body was removed to the Williamson and Sons funeral home in Portland where it will remain until the hour of the funeral.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the funeral home in charge of Rev. A. N. Shockney of Portland. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, February 27, 1941

B. H. Richter, 72, dies after short illness.

Bernard Harmon Richter, 72, for many years a farmer and tobacco buyer in the Versailles vicinity, died at Wayne hospital in Greenville Tuesday afternoon after a nine day's illness from uremic poisoning.

Several weeks ago Mr. Richter sold his farm near Versailles since which time he and his wife have been living with a daughter, Mrs. Mary Agnes Bertram, at 127 West Water street, Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Magdalene, and one daughter; three grandchildren, Bernard Bertram, of Arcanum; Dale Bertram of Greenville, and Mrs. Ruth Jordan, also of Greenville; one great grandchild and a brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Versailles Trinity Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, during which Masonic services will also be held. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery, Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, February 28, 1941

Brother of Randolph Co. Assessor dies; rites set Saturday.

Albert L. Keener, 76, well known Washington township, Darke county farmer, died at 2:30 a. m. Thursday at his home one mile southwest of Coletown, after a long illness.

A native of Farmland, Indiana, Keener had resided for the past 40 years on the farm where death occurred.

He leaves a wife, Racheal, and two brothers, Arthur Keener, of Farmland, and Orla Keener, Randolph county assessor residing in Winchester.

The services will be conducted at the Miller funeral home, Greenville, at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. John Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Albert Luther Keener was born Jan. 1, 1865 in Farmland, Randolph Co., IN, the son of Isaac Keener and Sarah Butler, both b. in Farmland. His wife was named here as Sarah Racheal Keener.)

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