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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 5, 1941

Burke Funeral is Tuesday at 2. - Lifelong resident of Randolph County is claimed by Death.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Burke, 73, lifelong resident of Randolph count who died at 11 a. m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Guy Cox, three and one-half miles southwest of Winchester, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the White River Friends church. Revs. George Addington and Zelma Mills will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body was returned to the residence from the Clark and Maynard funeral home Monday afternoon.

Surviving are three sons, Lee of Portland, Rodney of Ridgeville, and Enos of Winchester; five daughters, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Grace Ruff of Union City, Mrs. Wavy Elagrange of Huntington, Mrs. Gladys Dailey of Columbia City, and Miss Evalyn Burke of Fort Wayne; one brother, Henry Fouse of near Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hiatt and Mrs. Ward Cope, both of near Winchester; fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 5, 1941

Hutchens funeral is held at Lynn church.

Funeral services for Charles Hutchens, Sr., 92, who died Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Levi Thornburg, six miles southwest of Lynn, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Allie Benbow, assisted by Rev. Adam Flatter. Burial was in the Arba cemetery.

Mr. Hutchens died after a lingering illness. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Viola Dempsey of Union City and Mrs. Thornburg; two sons, Edward of Long Beach, Cal., and Vern of near Lynn, and 12 grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 5, 1941

One dead, 3 others critically injured in North Dayton crash.

Injuries sustained in an automobile crash Sunday night at the bridge curve near North Dayton, Mississinewa township, Darke county, have claimed the life of one and left three other young people in a serious condition in the Gibbons hospital in Celina, O.

Miss Bonnie Miller, 16, died of a broken neck and internal injuries at 4 a. m. Monday after having been removed to the hospital.

Donald Brock, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Brock, of near Ft. Recovery, O., was reported Monday by hospital attendants to be in a critical condition. He was said to be suffering from fractures and internal injuries.

Two others, Miss Alberta Summers, 17, and Sterling Bickel, 20, were said to be in a less serious condition. It was reported that both legs of all four young people involved were fractured. Both boys reside near Fr. Recovery, while the home of the girls is five miles north of Portland.

The accident is said to have occurred about 10:30 p. m. Sunday when the automobile in which they were riding struck the bridge abutment north of North Dayton after coming into the curve at what must have been a high rate of speed. The machine was demolished.

The Mays and Franks ambulances from Ft. Recovery and the Fraze ambulance from Union City were called to remove the injured to the hospital.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1941

Retired Albany minister dies in Winchester. - Rev. Jacob Life, 80, claimed by death Monday night.

Rev. Jacob Life, 80, a retired Methodist minister, is dead. He died at 7:30 p. m. Monday in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Redkey Methodist church, with burial in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

The body was taken to the Garland mortuary at Albany for burial preparation and Tuesday was removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Critton in Redkey.

Surviving are four sons, Chester of Winchester, Flody of Peru, Earl of Albany and Ray of Indianapolis; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Schmitzius of Indianapolis, Mrs. A. E. Hipskind of Muncie, Mrs. Elnora Warren of Winchester and Mrs. Critton of Redkey; a sister, Mrs. M. V. Bartlett of Muncie; two brothers, Lewis of Arnit (Amite ?), La., and William of Muncie; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1941

Ruben S. Dudley, 94, is claimed by death; funeral is Wednesday.

One of Randolph county's older residents - Ruben S. Dudley, 94, is dead near Lynn, death occurring Monday at the home of a son, Lemuel. He had been in failing health for some time.

His son is the only immediate survivor.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the son's home in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in the Union cemetery near Parker. Friends may call at the home of the son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1941

Darke Co. farmer commits suicide; find body on bridge.

Ora Lyme, 53, retired farmer of Webster, died of self-inflicted shotgun wounds Monday noon, the Darke county sheriff's office reports. His body was found on the Schrader bridge, west of Webster, by a searching party of neighbors and county officials. The man had been missing since early morning.

Lyme had been in ill health recently, members of the family told officials. Darke county coroner, Dr. J. F. Sarver, reported a verdict of suicide at the inquest held Monday afternoon.

Surviving Lyme are his wife, Edith; one daughter, Velma Bretz and his mother, Mrs. Lydia Lyme, all of Webster.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 6, 1941

Hiatt services Tuesday.

Services for Bert Hiatt, 55, Liberty township, Darke county farmer, who died at Wayne hospital Saturday, were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Palestine Universalist church. Burial was made in the Palestine cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Eva; two sons, Glenn and Ralph, both of New Madison, rural route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Juhnle, and Mrs. Myron Drew, both of near New Madison, and two brothers, Fred Hiatt, Greenville, rural route, and Charles Hiatt, Palestine.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Sept. 22, 1885 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Benjamin F. Hiat (b. Randolph Co., IN) and Elizabeth Harding (b. Liberty Twp., Darke Co., OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 7, 1941

Darke County native, widow of Judge, dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Catherine Carolin Teegarden, 75, widow of the late Judge W. W. Teegarden, of the Darke county common pleas court, died at 1 p. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. She had been ill since last November of heart trouble.

Mrs. Teegarden was one of the founders of the Greenville Civic League and for many years had been prominently connected with other civic charitable and church organizations.

Her husband died in July, 1936. The Teegarden residence was at 404 West Fourth street, Greenville.

Surviving are three sons, Chester H., of Albany, New York; Roland, Of Sidney, and Harold B. Teegarden, of Washington, D. C., and one daughter, Miss Lorene Teegarden, of Cincinnati. One brother Oscar H. Hershey, of Woodington, also survives.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock (EST) Thursday afternoon at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church in Greenville with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church and for several years was also an active member of the W.C.T.U. and the Emersonian club.

A native of Greenville township, she had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her parents were the late John and Anna (Young) Hershey.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born November 20, 1865 the daughter of John Hershey and Anna Young, both born in Lancaster Co., PA.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 8, 1941

Wife of cemetery superintendent dies.

Mrs. Celia (Beers) Demorest, wife of Miles G. Demorest, superintendent of Greenville cemetery, died at 1:30 a. m. Wednesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of shock and injuries resulting from a fall Monday morning at her residence, 364 East Main street. Her injuries included a fractured hip.

Mrs. Demorest was a member of one of Darke county pioneer families. Her grandfather, the late Judge John Beers, was the county's first common pleas judge, and her father, David Beers, also deceased, was a prominent Greenville attorney.

Prior to his death a few years ago, a brother, John Beers, operated an engineering school known as Wayne Technical Academy in Greenville. Many of western Ohio's leading civil engineers are graduates of the school.

Mrs. Demorest was a native of Greenville and a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church. She also was a member of the church's Missionary society, Sigafoos Bible class and the Mary Marton Sewing Circle.

She also was an active member of the Altrurian club, Daughters of Union Veterans and the Greenville Civic League.

Mr. and Mrs. Demorest were united in marriage in 1890. They celebrated their fifty-first wedding anniversary last February.

The husband and one foster son, Kendrick Demorest, of Los Angeles, Cal., are the only immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Demorest residence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. John Harrington officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1941

Edward Reed funeral is Saturday at Lynn.

Funeral services for Edward Reed, former resident of Lynn who died Wednesday night at the Masonic home in Franklin, will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter.

Last rites will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the Christian church in Versailles, Ohio, with burial in the Versailles cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by the Masonic lodge; the deceased was formerly a member of the lodge at Lynn.

Surviving is a step-sister, Mrs. Blanche Bird of Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1941

Death claims Arthur Horn. - 88 year old Ohian is dead; had been ill for eight weeks.

Arthur Daniel Horn, 88, died at his home in Hollansburg, Ohio, Friday at 4:30 a. m. having been ill eight weeks.

Surviving are two sons, Leo, near Union City, and Elmer, of Covington, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Foreman of Indianapolis; two brothers, John, of Hollansburg and Jerry, of Richmond; one half-brother, Jesse Horn, of Lynn; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 o'clock (EST) at the Arba Friends church, with Rev. Warren Souders in charge. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Hollansburg after 8 o'clock Sunday morning. Before that time they may call at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 9, 1941

Second auto crash victim dies at Celina. - Skull fracture fatal to Donald Brock; others improving.

With the death at 4:10 a. m. (EST) Friday in the Gibbons hospital in Celina, O., of Donald Chester Brock, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Brock, Ft. Recovery, route 3, the toll of an accident Sunday night near North Dayton, Darke county, O., was raised to two. Death was attributed to a skull fracture, internal injuries and numerous bone fractures.

Miss Bonnie Miller, 16, of north of Portland, died of a broken neck in the Celina hospital at 4 a. m. Monday. Miss Alberta Sommers, 17, of north of Portland, and Stirling Bickel, 20, of near Ft. Recovery, are still in the hospital, but their conditions are said to be improving.

The accident occurred about 8 p. m. Sunday when the Brock machine crashed into a bridge abutment, north of North Dayton. The four occupants of the machine had been attending a farewell party in the community.

Donald Brock was born August 31, 1921, in the residence in which he lived at the time of his death. He formerly attended the Ft. Recovery, O. high school and was a member of the Bethel Evangelical church.

Surviving besides the parents, Chester and Florence Josephine (Trafzer) Brock, of Ft. Recovery, and two brothers, Marvin Dale and Harold Lavon, both at home.

The body was removed to the May Funeral home in Ft. Recovery pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Bethel Evangelical church. Burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery, Ft. Recovery, Ohio.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 10, 1941

Darke County farmer dies under tractor. - Charles F. Snell crushed to death while plowing field.

Charles F. Snell, 69 year old Greenville township farmer, was crushed to death at about 10 a. m. Friday when a heavy tractor which he was operating careened into a ditch on his farm, five and one-half miles southeast of Union City. Snell was pinned beneath the vehicle.

Although there were no eye witnesses to the accident it is believed that Snell, while discing a field preparatory to corn planting, drove the tractor too close to the ditch. Tracks in the field show that he attempted to turn the wheels away from the ditch.

A farm hand on the Snell place, Fred High, who was driving another tractor in the same field, discovered the accident. Noticing the unexplained disappearance of the tractor, he investigated and found it overturned in the eight-foot ditch.

He was forced to obtain help to lift the tractor from his employer's body.

The accident victim, a son of the late William Snell, was born in Dayton, Ohio, but had lived in Darke county for more than fifty years.

A daughter, Clara Snell, who lived at home, died on March 27, 1941.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; two sons, Walter, of Greenville rural route 5, and Fred, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three daughters, Freda, at home; Mrs. Roy Brewer, Greenville, rural route 5, and Mrs. Roger Warner, Arcanum; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Greenville rural route 5.

Snell was a member of St. John's Lutheran church near Greenville where funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. E. J. Katterhenrich will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Snell residence after 6 o'clock Saturday evening.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state the Charles Frederick Snell was born June 3, 1871 in Greene Co., OH, the son of William Snell and Louise Behne, both born in Germany.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 12, 1941

John Weber, 75, passes away. - Death follows extended illness; funeral to be Wednesday.

John Weber, 75, resident of 323 North Plum street, Union City, died Sunday at 6:35 p. m. in the Union City hospital following a period of declining health which had extended over the past two years. He had submitted to surgery three weeks ago.

Mr. Weber, retired, was born near LaPorte on January 8, 1868, the son of Nicholas and Catherine (Hirsch) Weber. He attended the LaPorte schools and Notre Dame university. Later, while still a young man, he came to Union City where he was united in marriage with Miss Louise Koontz.

He was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church, Holy Name society, Knights of Columbus and was a captain in the Knights of St. John.

Surviving besides the widow, Catherine, are three daughters, Sister Ann Trinitas, St. Mary's college, Holy Cross; Sister M. Lucile, of Elkhart, and Miss Edna Weber, of Union City; two brothers, Frank Weber, of Kendallville, and Joseph Weber, of Detroit, Mich., and two sisters, Miss Louise Weber, of Auburn, and Miss Mayme Weber, of Garrett. Two sons are deceased.

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

The body will be removed Tuesday morning from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 12, 1941

David Hart rites held at Bradford.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Brethren church, Bradford, for David Hart, 71, with Rev. D. G. Berkebile, pastor of the Union City Brethren church officiating. Burial was in the Harris Creek cemetery.

Mr. Hart, employed by the Pennsylvania railroad for 37 years in Bradford, died at 4:30 a. m. Friday at the home of his niece, Mrs. L. L. Lusk, on East Main street, Bradford, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Frank Morgan and Mrs. Clarence Greer, Versailles; Mrs. Suvana Derr, Webster, and Mrs. Carl Cottrell, Springfield; Mrs. Charles Tyler, Middletown; James and Frank Mikel, Mansfield, Ill.; Daniel Mikel and Mrs. Lon Davis, Columbus.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1941

Death claims county woman. - Lifelong resident dies; funeral is to be held on Friday.

Mrs. Jennie (Hamilton) Knoll, 69, known locally as Jennie Hamilton, lifelong Randolph county resident, died Monday night at 11:30 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital.

The survivors are one son John Knoll, of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Chester Clevenger of Winchester and Mrs. Elmer Downing and Mrs. Rosa Gettinger, both of Union City; two brothers, Charles Hamilton of near Winchester and Frank Hamilton of Springfield, Ohio, and two grandchildren, John Knoll, Jr., and Ellen June Knoll of Lawton, Okla.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester, with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Friends may call at any time at the funeral home, where the body will remain.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1941

John A. Dennis, 74, passes away. - Death occurs at home of Richmond daughter; body at Lynn.

John A. Dennis, 74, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Cook, at Richmond Tuesday at 10:40 a. m. having been ill several months.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cook, at whose home he died, and Mrs. Wanda Livingston of Union City; one sister, Mrs. F. M. Williams, of Columbus, Ohio, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the residence of the deceased at Spartanburg, with Rev. K. Edward Maynard in charge. Interment will be in the Paint township cemetery near London, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 14, 1941

61 year old woman dies. - Mrs. Myrtle Robenstine is claimed by death at hospital.

Mrs. Myrtle Robenstine, 61, for several years a resident of Ridgeville, died Tuesday morning at 5:45 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital four weeks, and on Monday morning had undergone major surgery.

The survivors are the husband, George Robenstine; two brothers, Victor Key of Union City and J. E. Key of Sauk Center, Minn. and one sister, Mrs. Goldie Shideler, of Logansport.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Praise Chapel church at New Pittsburg, with burial in the New Pittsburg cemetery. Friends may call at any time at the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 16, 1941

Former Union City man succumbs. - Services to be held Saturday; ill three months.

Following a serious illness of three months, Frank O'Dell, 70, blacksmith and filling station proprietor, died at his home in Hillgrove, O., southeast of Union City, Thursday at 6:30 p. m. After residing for 46 years in Union City, Mr. O'Dell moved about four years ago to Hillgrove.

The deceased was born in Greenville, O., January 22, 1871, the son of Richard and Rose (Ferguson) O'Dell. He received his education in the Greenville schools. He was united in marriage with Mary Jane O'Dell, deceased, on July 28, 1890, in Hamilton county, Ohio, and they came to Union City to make their home. He was a member of the Union City Christian church and Odd Fellows lodge. Mr. O'Dell was the inventor and manufacturer of steel neck yokes for horses.

Surviving are two sons, Richard and John O'Dell, of Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille O'Conner, of Union City, and Mrs. Mary Edwards, of Union City route 5; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) in the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Brooks Funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 16, 1941

Mrs. Wm. Caupp passes away. - Services to be Sunday in Union City Methodist church.

Mrs. Elva (William) Caupp, 56, died at her home, 805 West Oak street, Union City, at noon Thursday following a serious illness of more than four months.

She was born in Mississinewa township, Darke county, Ohio, November 7, 1884, the daughter of Simon and Ella (Roush) Vining. She attended the township schools and on December 2, 1905, was united in marriage with William Caupp. Mrs. Caupp was a member of the Union City Methodist church, Daughters of America and the Ladies of Golden Eagle.

Surviving besides the husband, William, are three children, Lester and Kenneth of Muncie, and Mrs. Vera Griffith of Union City; one brother, H. L. Vining, of near Union City, and 12 grandchildren. Another son, Ralph Wilbur Caupp, died in 1916. Also surviving is a niece, Mrs. Neva (Kochersperger) Maloon, for whom she provided a home from early childhood.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Union City Methodist church, with Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, nine miles south of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Brooks Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m. Friday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1941

Frank T. Davis dies in hospital. - Randolph County man claimed by death; funeral Monday.

Frank T. Davis, 57, of near Saratoga, died at the Jay County hospital in Portland Saturday at 5:30 a. m.

The body was taken to the Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparation and later returned to the residence, two miles east of Saratoga.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga U. B. church with burial in the Saratoga cemetery.

Survivors are three children, Alfred Davis of Winchester, Thurman of Somerset, Mich., and Mrs. Edna Mae Crawford of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1941

Death claims Melvin Mock. - Jay County farmer dies; funeral on Monday at Winchester church.

Portland, Ind., May 17. --- Melvin J. Mock, 67, well known Jay county farmer, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, ten miles southeast of here. He had been ill for eight years.

Mr. Mock was born August 26, 1873, in Randolph county, the son of Luther and Julia (Kester) Mock. He was married September 16, 1901, to Rebecca Hotmire.

Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Zella Heaston, of northwest of Winchester and Mrs. Lola Robinson, at home; two sons, Harry, at home, and Carmin of Ridgeville; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Weimer of Saratoga, Mrs. Emma Batten of Stanton, Mich., and Mrs. Clara Fraze of south of Lynn; two brothers, Frank Mock of Miami, Fla., and Walter Mock of Fort Recovery, O., and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Nazarene church at Winchester. Rev. Elvin Thornburg and Rev. N. B. Herrell will officiate. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 17, 1941

Former Union City business man succumbs. - Services will be Monday at Keffer home; long illness.

Following a serious illness of three months, Rollin E. Minnich, 40, died Friday at 12:30 p. m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Keffer, 312 South Columbia street, Union City. Death was attributed to a heart condition which had caused his failing health for the past two years.

A former resident of Union City, Rollin Minnich several years ago was associated in the hardware business with his brother, Ray Minnich, in the rooms now occupied by the Edwards confectionery. Before coming to make his home at the Keffer residence about three months ago, he was employed as manager of the Uhlman department store in Canton, O.

The deceased was born in Eldorado, O., February 10, 1901, the son of Harvey and Jessie (Schreel) Minnich. He attended the Greenville schools and Ohio State university. He was united in marriage with Florence Ruprecht in Union City in 1925.

Surviving besides the widow, Florence, are one sister Mrs. H. R. Laudig, of Claverack, N. Y., and two brothers, Richard Minnich, of Easton, Pa., and Robert Minnich, of Arlington, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. (CST) at the Keffer residence in Union City, with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the Keffer residence where fiends may call after noon Sunday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1941

Native of Randolph County dead; last rites to be Tuesday.

Portland, Ind., May 19. --- Mrs. Hattie Drake, 72, widow of Harvey Drake, well known Jay county resident died Sunday morning at her home on East High street following an illness of eight weeks.

Mrs. Drake was born Oct. 26, 1869, in Randolph county. In 1888 she was married to Theodore Shockney, who died June 30, 19089. On Dec. 3, 1927, she was married to Harvey E. Drake, who died Dec. 21, 1939. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Rabus of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Henry W. Brockenbrough, of Glendale, Cal.; four grandchildren; two stepsons, Earl Drake, of Columbus, O., and Donald Drake, of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Rufus Macy, of Winchester; six step-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Drake was a Gold Star Mother and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Baird chapel, Rev. E. J. Wichersham, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery, Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, May 19, 1941

Former resident dies.

Relatives have received word of the death of Elsworth Skiver, former Randolph county resident, who died at his home in Camden, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at Camden Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock (EST). Mr. Skiver moved from this county a number of years ago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 20, 1941

Civil War veteran dies at Ansonia, O.

Christopher Schultz, 95, one of Darke county's two surviving Civil war veterans, died at 5:30 a. m. Monday at the home of a son, Edward, at Ansonia, Ohio.

Mr. Schultz's death was attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke which he suffered on May 9. He had been blind for several years.

A native of Germany, he came to America with his parents when five years old. He had lived in the Ansonia vicinity for more than a half century and until 20 years ago was actively engaged in farming.

During the Civil war he served with Company K of the 189th regiment, Ohio Volunteer infantry. He was not discharged until after Lee's surrender.

Mr. Schultz is survived by nine children and a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home of the son, Edward, in Ansonia at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday. Rev. Martin Wagner of Greenville will officiate. Burial will be at the Ansonia cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 21, 1941

Mrs. Harriett Phillips dies at son's home.

Mrs. Harriett Phillips, 86, widow of the late Monroe Phillips, died at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday at the home of a son, Bernie, four miles west of Greenville. She had been ill for the past five months.

Mrs. Phillips lived at 311 Armstrong street, Greenville, but had resided with her son during the winter months for the past several years.

She was born at Castine, O., and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her husband died in 1911. She was a member of the Presbyterian church

Besides the one son, she leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. George Edison, of Indianapolis, Ind., and a brother, Park McGriff, of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Miller Funeral Home, 124 West Fifth street, at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. John Harrington will officiate. Burial will be in the Castine cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Harriett Abigail Phillips was born in March 1855, the daughter of father unnamed and Abigail Little.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, May 21, 1941

Long illness fatal to Arcanum engineer.

Ira. M. Byrd, 69, who for many years was employed as an engineer at the Arcanum light plant, died Tuesday morning after an extended illness.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two sons, Charles, of Los Angeles, and James at home; six daughters, Mrs. Esther Young, Troy; Mrs. Lela Follmer, Middletown; Mrs. Hazel Roebuch, Chicago; Mrs. Mabel Clark, Arcanum, and Ruth and Marie Byrd, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Stutz and Sando Funeral Home, Arcanum, at 2 p. m. Thursday. Rev. A. B. Ritts will officiate. Burial will be at Versailles

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 22, 1941

Retired farmer dies.

John Hartzell Cassel, a retired farmer, died at 11:30 p. m. Tuesday at his home on Wagner avenue following an extended illness.

Mr. Cassel had been a resident of the Greenville vicinity for 29 years, having moved there from Franklin township. He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda; two sons, J. L. Cassel of Warsaw, Indiana, and Glen Cassel of East Orange, N. J.; one daughter, Mildren, at home; two grandchildren, one great grandchild; a brother, Philip Cassel of Long Beach, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Tobias, of Dayton.

The daughter is employed as a secretary by C. L. Bailey superintendent of Greenville's public schools.

Funeral services are to be held at the Church of the Brethren at 2 p. m. Saturday with Rev. G. L. Wise officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery at Covington.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Nov. 14, 1857 in Covington, OH, the son of John Cassel (b. in PA) and Susan Hartzell (b. in Covington, OH).)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1941

Mrs. H. Wilson dies at home in Anderson. - Funeral for former Union City resident to be Sunday.

Mrs. Harry Wilson, 52, native of the community near Union City, died at 4 a. m. Friday at her residence, 425 West Third street, Anderson. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wogerman, who made their home in Union City, both succumbed in Anderson at the Wilson home during the past year.

The deceased was born Daisy Wogerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wogerman. She had lived in Anderson for more than 45 years.

Surviving besides the husband, Harry, are three children, Farrell Wilson, Donald Wilson and Mrs. Charles Wolford, all of Anderson; one brother, William Wogerman, North State Line street, Union City, and one sister, Mrs. George Bradford, of Celina, O.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Central Christian church in Anderson at 2:30 p. m. Sunday, with Rev. Henry Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park cemetery at Anderson.

The body will lie in state at the Wilson residence until 1:30 p. m. Sunday after which time it may be viewed at the church until the time of the service. The Earl Sells funeral home in Anderson is in charge of arrangements.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, May 23, 1941

Set rites Sunday for Wm. E. Bishop, heart attack victim.

Services for William E. Bishop, 65, who died suddenly at his farm home three miles southeast of Union City Wednesday night from the effects of a heart attack, will be conducted at the Poplar Grove Church of the Brethren at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Sunday. Rev. D. G. Berkebile, pastor of the Union City Church of the Brethren, will officiate. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; two sons, Dale and Richard at home; a step-son, Robert Younce, of Lewisburg; one step-daughter, Mrs. Raymond Jeffries, of Brookville, O.; three step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William Combs, of Greenville; four half-brothers, Riley and George Fansler, both of Greenville, rural route; Emerson Fansler, Dayton, and Alva Fansler, who lives in California, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Ben Overholzer, of New harrison, and Mrs. Hol Oswalt, of Gettysburg.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that William Ed. Bishop was born Jan. 18, 1876, the son of George Ed. Bishop (b. KY) and Anna Wion (b. Mifflin Co., PA.))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 24, 1941

Retired farmer dies.

Services for T. J. Detling, 80, retired farmer, who died from the effects of a heart attack at the home of a son, Perry Detling, south of Ansonia, Thursday, were conducted at the Fisher-Becker funeral home in Ansonia at three o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Beamsville cemetery.

Mr. Detling was a native and lifelong resident of Brown township, Darke county. He would have celebrated his eighty-first birthday in July.

He is survived by two other sons, C. H. Detling, Greenville, who is a member of the faculty of Greenville high school, and Teller Detling, of Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 27, 1941

Former store furniture dept. manager dies.

John W. Jackson, 82, former manager of the furniture department in the old Mozart department store, Greenville, died at 6:15 Sunday, at his home at 501 Harrison avenue, after a long illness. A native of Wilkinson, Ind., he had lived in Greenville for the last 21 years.

He was a member of both the K. of P. lodge and the United Brethren church at Wilkinson.

Funeral services were conducted from the Price and Condo funeral home at Wilkinson at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Burial was in the Wilkinson cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel; one son, Elmer, of Arkansas; five daughters, Mrs. Barton Rees Pogue, of Upland; Mrs. John Price, of Wilkinson; Mrs. Ward Julian, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Roscoe McClarnon, of Charlottesville, Ind., and Mrs. Vint Kessling, of Anderson, Ind., and one step-son, Robert H. Smith, of Fort Jefferson, Ohio. There are also 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, May 27, 1941

Victim at Weaver's Station.

Mrs. Hester Ann Hicks, 61, wife of Charles E. Hicks, of Weaver's Station, who had undergone an operation for the removal of a cataract from her eye last Tuesday morning, died suddenly at 3:00 p. m. Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mrs. Hicks, a daughter of the late William and Mary Hittle, was born in Butler township and had spent her entire life in Darke county. She attended the Weaver's Station U. B. church and was a member of the church's Ladies Aid society.

Surviving are the husband; five children, Harry Hicks, who lives in Michigan; Mrs. Marietta Shepaerd and Mrs. Norma Wolaver, both of Sidney; Private Virgil Hicks, who is in the U. S. army at Camp Shelby, Miss., and Mrs. Virginia Magee, of Miamisburg; one step-son, Irvin Vorhees, of Akron; 17 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lily Locke, of Greenville.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Weaver's Station U. B. church with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial at Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 29, 1941

Smith infant dies; burial Teegarden Cemetery Friday.

Gene Alan Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith, of Ansonia, O., died at 12:20 a. m. Thursday at birth in the Union City hospital.

Surviving are the parents, Verla (Poling) Smith and Lester Smith; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poling, of near Ansonia; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, of near Elroy; great grandmother, Mrs. Mary Bell, of Ansonia, and the great grandfather, Isaac Poling, of Arcanum, O.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 10 a. m. (EST) in the Teegarden church cemetery, with Rev. H. A. Norris, of Ansonia officiating.

The body was removed Thursday afternoon from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Poling, one and one-half mile east of Teegarden church, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, May 29, 1941

Mosier rites are Saturday. - 69 year old woman is claimed by death at home of son.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma I. Mosier, 69, who died after a lingering illness at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of a son, Leon, 616 Residence street, Winchester, will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Maxville church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills, assisted by Rev. Nora Durbin. Burial will be in the Redkey cemetery.

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

Surviving are the son, at whose home she died; one daughter, Mrs. Flora Belle Summers of Warrensburg, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Ryan of Union City and Mrs. Ellen Jones, of Harvard, Ill.; one brother, Louis McCullum of Hartford City, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 31, 1941

Miss Doratha Elmer dies in Decatur.

Miss Doratha Elmer, 69, aunt of Mrs. Ernest Todter, 538 West Division street, Union City, died Friday from the effects of uremic poisoning at the home of her sister in Decatur.

Miss Elmer, until a few weeks ago, had resided for the past ten years with Mr. and Mrs. Todter in Union City. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Friedheim Lutheran church in Decatur. Burial will be at Decatur.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, May 31, 1941

Thomas Hart passes away. - Services to be Monday in Union City for stroke victim.

Thomas Hart, 72, died Saturday at 9:30 a. m. in the Union City hospital from the effects of a paralytic stroke suffered Tuesday. He resided at 536 North Union street, Union City.

Mr. Hart was born in December, 1869, in Troy, O., the son of John and Nora (Murray) Hart. He came to the Union City community when 16 years of age. He was united in marriage in Union City 36 years ago with Miss Margaret Ryan, deceased.

Surviving are one child, Richard Hart, residing three miles west of Union City; one sister, Ella Hart of Union City, now confined because of illness in the Union City hospital; four brothers, James and Edward, residing west of Union City; Frank, of Dunkirk, and William, of Zanesville, Ohio. A son, Bernard Hart, died at the age of one year.

He was a member of the Union City St. Mary's church where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9 a. m. with Rev. T. J. Hammes, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, north of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence on North Union street where friends may call after Sunday noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 2, 1941

Darlene Sue Prosser dies in Union City hospital.

Darlene Sue Prosser, five year old daughter of Darleand Prosser, died Monday at 12:30 p. m. at the Union City hospital. She had been ill several weeks from a mastoid infection resulting from flu.

Besides the father, several brothers and sisters survive.

Funeral services will be held at the Fraze funeral home in Union City Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. H. A. Barth in charge. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 4, 1941

Wilson J. Pierce, 77, native of Winchester; is dead at Greenville.

Greenville, O., June 4. --- Wilson J. Pierce, 77, who moved to Greenville from Dayton in 1931, died Tuesday at his home, 306 East Main street, following an extended illness.

Mr. Pierce, a native of Winchester, Ind., left there in 1889 for Dayton where for many years he was active in the wholesale commission business. In 1894 he was elected to the Dayton city council and served in that capacity for 16 years.

He attended the Winchester schools and later was graduated from Indiana Normal. Before moving to Dayton he studied medicine in a doctor's office at Lynn, Ind.

Mr. Pierce married Viola Belle Huffman of Eaton, Ohio, in 1889. They observed their golden wedding anniversary two years ago.

Surviving are the widow, two children, Dr. H. J. Pierce and Dr. Helen McGowan, both of Greenville, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence with Rev. J. J. Holcombe officiating. Interment will be at the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the home any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 4, 1941

Asher Campbell, 74, is buried Wednesday.

Funeral services for Asher Campbell, 74, of Marion, formerly of Lynn, who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday, were conducted at a Marion funeral home Wednesday morning. Burial was in the Buena Vista cemetery near Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 4, 1941

Father of Lynn woman is dead in Richmond; funeral on Thursday.

Richmond, Ind., June 4. --- Samuel A. Lott, 82, 217 Kinsey street, died at Reid Memorial hospital Monday at midnight. Death followed a short illness.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Mayme Lott, of this city, a teacher in the Burris Laboratory school, Ball State college, Muncie, and Mrs. John Yates, Lynn; one son, Louis E. of Richmond; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one brother E. K. Lott, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) at the Unser & Waltermann funeral home. Last rites will be conducted at 4:30 o'clock (EST) at the Greenville cemetery chapel. Rev. H. Nottbohm, assisted by Rev. O. B. Noren will be in charge. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, June 5, 1941

William Swank, 71, passes away. - Darke County farmer is claimed by death; funeral Friday.

William Swank, 71, Darke county farm resident, died at his late home one mile north of Fort Jefferson, on state route 121 following an extended illness.

Mr. Swank, who was born at Gordon, was a lifelong resident of Darke county. His parents were the late Aaron and Martha Swank.

Other immediate survivors include a wife, Ella; two sons, Ira, of near Lightsville, and Ray Swank, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Jo Christian, Greenville, rural route 1; 14 grandchildren, two brothers, Jacob Swank, of Greenville, rural route 1, and Rollie Swank, of Palatka, Florida; and two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Bunger, Greenville, and Mrs. Bert Shiverdecker, Greenville, rural route 1.

Services will be conducted at the Fort Jefferson Methodist church at 2 p. m. Friday with Rev. Alvin Ritts and Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Jefferson cemetery.

Friends may call at the Swank residence until the hour of services.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 26, 1870, the son of Aaron Swank (b. Montgomery Co., OH) and Martha Nealeigh (b. Twin Twp., Darke Co., OH))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 7, 1941

Darke County farmer dies; funeral in Kentucky.

William E. Baker, 54, Darke county farmer, who resided two and one-half miles northwest of Rossburg, died at 6:45 p. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a gangrene infection. He was ill three weeks. Attendants state that the infection developed from a blood clot in his leg.

The body will be removed for burial in Versailles, Kentucky, Baker's former home. Funeral services will be conducted there Sunday afternoon.

He is survived by three sons, Lowell D. Baker, Ansonia rural route, and Harvey and Lee Baker, both of Versailles, Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Lutz, of Dayton, and four grandchildren.

There are also three brothers, Burnell Baker, of Dayton; Melvin Baker, Loss Angeles, Cal., and Ernest Baker, of Lexington, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Miles Chapman and Mrs. Holaway Carter, both of Versailles, Ky.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 7, 1941

Death Reported.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May Lyme, widow of the late William Lyme, who died Thursday evening at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bretz, at Webster, will be conducted at the Oakland church of the Brethren at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Sunday with Rev. Frederick Hollingshead officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lee Yobe, of Ansonia rural route; ten grandchildren and two brothers, Harve York of Versailles rural route, and Louis York, of Dayton.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 2, 1867, in York Twp. Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John York and Hettie Kosier, both born in Darke County.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 9, 1941

Death claims Lynn woman. - Lingering illness fatal to Nellie Chenoweth Monday morning.

Mrs. Nellie Chenoweth, 58, wife of Ollie G. Chenoweth, died at her home in Lynn Monday at 9:30 a. m., death following a lingering illness.

Surviving besides the husband are one daughter, Juanita Chenoweth of Richmond; one son, Robert, of Indianapolis; the father, George W. Comer of Collins, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Joe Brown of near Union City; one brother, Howard W. Comer of Akron, Ohio, and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the West Christian church in Lynn, Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 9, 1941

Former Union City woman dies. - Services to be held Tuesday for Mrs. Clara M. Urmey.

Mrs. Clara M. Urmey, 77, widow of David Urmey, former resident of Union City, died Sunday at the home of a daughter in Gary. She had been in declining health for more than three years.

Mrs. Urmey had resided for several years in Union City, her last residence being on South Columbia street, before leaving last fall following the death of her husband to make her home in Gary with her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Huffman. The deceased was born in Dayton, O.

Surviving are the one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Huffman; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body will arrive in Union City from Gary at 4 a. m. Tuesday and will be removed to the Brooks funeral home where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a. m. with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn cemetery at Dayton, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 9, 1941

Strange malady fatal to second Wagner boy; funeral rites Monday.

Muncie, Ind., June 9. --- William B. Wagner, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Wagner, 518 East Jackson street, died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at the family home of complications resulting from a rare disease that caused his muscles to turn to fibrous tissue. A brother, Charles Wagner, died with the disease in February, 1937. Physicians know the ailment as "pseudohypertrophic muscular distrophy."

William, "Billy" to his friends, developed the disease when a lad of seven, the hardening process first attacking his legs and later his arms. Billy's brother first contracted the ailment and died at the age of 19. In the beginning Billy was able to walk around the house but as the disease spread, he was finally forced to sit in a wheel chair. During the last week, the lad's condition had became gradually worse.

Surviving are the parents, the sister, and two step-sisters, Mrs. Bly Schwerking of Muncie and Mrs. Marshall Morgan of Ridgeville.

Funeral services were conducted at the Parson mortuary this afternoon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 10, 1941

Union City relatives mourn death of Dr. Beachler. - Visited in Union City; rites to be held Wednesday at Eaton, O.

Relatives in Union City have received word of the death of Dr. William H. Beachler, 62, widely known Brethren minister, lecturer and trustee of Ashland college, Ashland, O., which occurred Sunday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kirscofe, East Main street, Eaton, O. His death followed a three months' illness.

He had been in the ministry for the Progressive Brethren church for 41 years and at the time of his death was on a leave of absence from a Hagerstown, Md. charge. He had been at Hagerstown for the past two and on-half years and had gone to his daughter's home about two months ago. He was a native of the Miamisburg community.

He was manager of the James Lower Chautauqua company for several years, during which he traveled extensively throughout the western states.

Dr. Beachler addressed the Union City Rotary club less than two years ago as the guest of Andrew Weimer, of this city.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mabel Beachler; two daughters, Mrs. Kiracofe, of Eaton, and Mary Louise, at home; one son, Russell, of Genesco, Ill., and three grandchildren.

Also surviving relatives are Mrs. Rebecca Weimer, Mrs. Lydia Melhorn, Andrew Weimer, Charles Weimer, Mrs. Clarence Hill and A. E. Beachler, all of Union City. All will attend the funeral services which will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Wednesday at the home of the daughter in Eaton followed by services at about 3 p. m. at the New Lebanon Brethren church with Rev. Dr. W. D. Furrey, of Sharpsburg, Md., former president of the Brethren college at Ashland, Ohio, officiating. Interment will be made at the Mound Hill cemetery at Eaton.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 10, 1941

Dr. R. T. Poling, Darke County native dies. - Funeral to be Wednesday in Greenville; burial Teegarden.

Dr. Robert T., Poling, 42, formerly an active physician-surgeon in Greenville, died at 5:45 p. m. Sunday at the Franklin County Tuberculosis sanitarium, Columbus, where he had been employed as a resident physician since last September.

His death resulted from heart trouble and complications which had forced him to retire from the general practice of medicine in October, 1939. His condition had been serious for several weeks.

Dr. Poling, a Darke county native, was reared at Ansonia, where his father, Dr. J. C. Poling, has been a medical practitioner for more than thirty years. He was graduated from the Ansonia schools and later attended Ohio State university where he was graduated from medical college in 1925.

He served a year's internship at Grant hospital in Columbus, after which he became associated with the late S. A. Hawes, in Greenville. He practiced in Greenville for more than 13 years.

After giving up his practice in Greenville he accepted an appointment as a resident physician at Hopemount, W. Va., transferring from there to Columbus last fall.

He was a member of the Ansonia Masonic lodge and was affiliated with the Kiwanis club and Elks lodge in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; one son, Richard Thomas Poling; his father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Poling, of Ansonia, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Hile, Greenville, and Mrs. L. S. Houlton, of Detroit, Mich.

Mrs. Bert Woodbury, Mrs. Wibur Price, Mrs. Maynard Willis, Herbert Huddle and Herbert Arnold, all of Union City, are cousins of the deceased.

His remains were removed to the home of his parents in Ansonia Monday night were friends may call until 10 a. m. Wednesday.

Services will be conducted from the Miller funeral home, Greenville, at 2 p. m. (EST) Wednesday with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Teegarden cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Dec. 1, 1899 at Rossburg, OH, the son of J. C. Poling and Emma D. Shives, both born in Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 10, 1941

Former Wayne Agriculture instructor is dead.

Word has been received in Union City stating that Herbert Lemuel Kitsmiller, 48, teacher about 12 years ago in the Wayne township school, southwest of this city, died on June 2 at his home in West Lebanon. Mr. Kitsmiller taught four years in the Wayne school as vocational agriculture instructor.

Death was attributed to a heart attach. Mr. Kismiller was born in Romney, where he was graduated from high school. He attended Purdue university and taught 20 years. Surviving are the widow, Helen; a daughter, Mary Lou; a son, Buddy, at home, and a sister, Miss Mary Kitsmiller, of Kentland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1941

F. J. Haselmire dies suddenly. - Veteran Union City Tailor is victim of heart condition.

Frank J. Haselmire, 67, a tailor in Union City for more that 45 years, died at 8:15 a. m. Saturday at the home of a brother, John Haselmire, 508 North High street, Union City, following a heart attack suffered a few hours earlier.

Mr. Haselmire had returned early Thursday to make his home again in Union City after having spent the past seven months at the residence of his son, Franklin H. (Dan) Haselmire, in Lima, O. He had been in failing health, suffering from diabetes and heart trouble, forcing his retirement about two years ago.

The deceased was born in Peru, Ind., the son of Ottman and Caroline (Osterhoff) Haselmire. He came to Union City with his parents when he was about one year of age. When about 22 years of age he began tailoring with his father. He was united in marriage in Union City with Alta Northlane.

Frank Haselmire was educated in the Union City parochial school and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church. He also was a charter member of the Union City Elks lodge.

Apparently in improved health and able to sit up Friday, many of his friends called to welcome him back to the Union City community. His death a few hours later came as a distinct shock.

Surviving besides the widow, Alta, are one son, Franklin (Dan) Haselmire, of Lima, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Latz, of Logansport, and Mrs. Frank Sanders, of Plymouth, Mich.; two brothers, William Haselmire, of Caspar, Wyo.; and John J. Haselmire, of Union City, and one grandson, William Haselmire, of Lima, O.

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

Friends may view the remains at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City until 1:30 p. m. Sunday, at which time the body will be removed to the John Haselmire residence on High street, where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

The Elks order will conduct a lodge of sorrow at the residence Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Elks are being asked to meet at the lodge at 7 o'clock from where they will go to the residence in a group.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1941

Darke Co. woman is stroke victim; rites to be Sunday.

Mrs. Edna (Boze) Stephens, 77, widow of the late David Stephens, of Ansonia, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Sharp, eight miles southeast of Union City on the Winchester-Greenville road. Death was attributed to the effects of a paralytic stroke which she suffered three weeks ago.

Mrs. Stephens, a daughter of the late David and Madeline Boze, was born in Jackson township, O., and had spent her entire life in Darke county. She and her husband resided at Ansonia until his death in 1930, since which time she had made her home with her children and other relatives.

She was a member of the Ansonia Christian church.

She is survived by one son, John Stephens, of Williamsburg, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Sharp, Greenville rural route, Mrs. Georgianna Scoffield, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Margaret Peck, of Springfield, Ohio; one step-son, Dr. C. I. Stephens, Ansonia; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

There also are three brothers, Jake Boze, of Jackson township, and Sam Boze, Brown township, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Martz and Mrs. Margaret Ketrow, both of Springfield, Ohio.

The remains have been returned to the Sharp residence where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 o'clock (EST) Sunday with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1941

C. Frank Kerr dies in West. - Remains of Union City native to be returned for burial.

Word has been received here of the death of C. Frank Kerr, 66, native of Union City, Friday morning at his residence in Salinas, Calif. Death was sudden and followed a heart attack.

For more that 15 years Frank Kerr was associated in the hardware business in Union City with his father, William Kerr. He moved to California in 1898. His last occupation was in the operation of a gift store in Salinas. Mrs. Kerr died in 1938 in California and was returned to Union City for burial.

Mr. Kerr was born in Union City on October 1, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kerr. He was graduated from the Union City schools and the Wilt Business college, Dayton, O.

Survivors include three brothers, Harry Kerr, Walter Kerr and Elmer Kerr, all of Union City, and one sister, Miss Susan Kerr, also of Union City.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. However, it was stated, the body will be returned from California to Union City for burial.

(Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Morris Funeral home, Union City with Rev. Forbes Robertson officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1941

N. W. Fowler is dead south of Portland; last rites Monday.

Portland, Ind., June 14. --- Noah W. Fowler, 83, farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at his home, eight miles southeast of here. He had been in failing health since September, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis.

Mr. Fowler was born in Randolph county on January 20, 1858, the son of Allen and Malinda (Fields) Fowler. He was married on March 12, 1880, to Mary Ellen Pogue, who died in 1936.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George Kessler, southeast of Portland; three sons, Frank of Cambridge City, Tincel of Farmland, and Charles, at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Murphy of Muncie, Mrs. Ed Lewis of Portland, and Mrs. Charles Losch, southwest of Portland; three brothers, Hiram of Winchester, Ernest of Union City, and David of near Dunkirk, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One son, two daughters, and three brothers are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Praise Chapel Church of God, on the Jay-Randolph county line, in charge of Rev. Ruben Walling. Burial will be in the Praise Chapel cemetery.

The body was taken to the Williamson and Son funeral home in Portland, to be returned Saturday afternoon to the residence.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 14, 1941

Flu ends life of New Madison man.

W. A. (Bert) Ruse, 67, a well known Harrison township farmer, died at 2:30 a. m. Friday at Reid Memorial hospital in Richmond, after a two weeks' illness from influenza and complications.

Mr. Ruse had lived in New Madison for the last 25 years.

He leaves a wife, Katie L.; two brothers, Orlando Ruse, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Granville R. Ruse, of Greenville, and one sister, Mrs. A. L. Neff, of Coletown.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Stutz and Sando chapel in New Madison with Rev. Robert Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the New Madison cemetery.

(Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that Wilbur Addis (Bert) Ruse was born July 4, 1873 near Otterbein settlement, the son of Jesse Ruse (b. PA) and Hannah Braddock (b. OH)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 16, 1941

Ora L. Crouse rites Tuesday. - Jay-Randolph County line resident succumbs at hospital.

Ora L. Crouse, wife of John E. Crouse of one mile east of New Pittsburg on the Jay-Randolph county line, passed away at 10 p. m. Saturday at the Randolph County hospital where she had been taken Tuesday for treatment of a diabetic condition. She was born October 22, 1884 in Jackson township, Randolph county, the daughter of William and Laura (Skinner) Brown. She was 56 years, 7 months and 23 days of age at the time of her death.

On February 4, 1914, she was united in marriage to John E. Crouse who survives with the following children: Audrey, wife of Harvey Teegarden of east of New Pittsburg; June Crouse, at home, and Nellbeth, wife of Simeon Naylor of Muncie. Two sisters also survive, Lota, wife of John Kesslar of Union City, and Claudia, wife of Frank Fowler of Cambridge City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Praise Chapel Church of God on the Jay-Randolph line. Interment will be in the Praise Chapel cemetery. The body was returned to the home from the Williamson funeral home at Portland Monday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 16, 1941

S. Webster Warren is dead at Andrews.

Word has been received of the death of Stephen Webster Warren, former resident near Saratoga, at his home in Andrews Sunday morning. Last rites will be held at Andrews Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Floyd Warren of Winchester is a nephew of the deceased; other nephews and nieces live at Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 16, 1941

Portland factory worker kills self.

Portland, Ind., June 16. --- Harry Stillman, 46, factory employe and restaurant owner, ended his life by shooting himself in the head with a .32 calibre bullet about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on Bridge street here. Evelyn Becktell, an employe of the Stillman restaurant next door to the home, heard the shot and found the body of Stillman in the bedroom of his home. Mrs. Stillman was not at home at the time.

Coroner Donald Spahr returned a verdict of suicide. Stillman left no note and relatives and authorities were at loss as to what caused him to end his life.

Mr. Stillman was foreman of the machining department of the Sheller Manufacturing company.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 17, 1941

Union City native dies in Dayton. - Short illness is fatal to Mrs. Matilda Feldman.

Mrs. Matilda Feldman, 68, native of Union City and resident here until about 30 years ago, died at 3 a. m. Monday in the St. Elizabeth hospital, Dayton, O., following a brief illness. She was the sister of the late Mrs. henry Rosenbush, of Union City.

Since leaving Union City, she had been a resident of Richmond, Indianapolis and for the past ten years at Dayton.

The husband, J. G. Adam Feldman, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Miss Minnie Rosenbush, Russell and George Rosenbush, of this city survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. H. A. Barth, pastor of the local Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 17, 1941

Plan Union City burial for Mrs. Eula Harris.

Short graveside services will be held about 4:30 p. m. Wednesday in the Union City cemetery for Mrs. Eula R.(Richter) Harris, former resident of Union City, who died Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio.

The services in Union City will follow rites to be held at 2 p. m. at the Lake Funeral home, Fifth avenue, Columbus, O.

Mrs. Harris was born in Williamsburg, Ind., and was graduated (Class of 1895) from the Union City schools, later attending Western College for Women and Ohio State university. She had taught in Huntington, W. Va.; Youngstown and Columbus, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1941

Flu claims life of Union City native, - Mrs. Charles Hartzell dies following illness of five weeks.

Complications following a five weeks' illness from influenza claimed the life of Mrs. Charles C. (Jennie) Hartzell, 68, Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at her residence, four miles east of Union City on R. F. D. 5.

The deceased was born on October 23, 1872, in Union City, Ind., the daughter of William and Mary Ann (Moyers) Warrell. She attended the Union City, Ohio schools and had spent most of her life in Darke county, Ohio. She was a member of the Hillgrove Reformed church and the D. of A. lodge. She was united in marriage with Charles C. Hartzell in 1894 in Union City.

Surviving besides the husband, Charles, are two sons, William and Leroy Hartzell, both residing near Union City, and one brother, Albert Warrell, of Bicknell, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Friday at 2 p. m. (CST). Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned to the residence from the Fisher Funeral home in Ansonia Thursday morning, after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1941

Children mourning death of father.

Walter Patterson and Mrs. Paul Hart, of Union City, are mourning the death of their father, James Irvin Patterson, 82, resident of Greenville and native of Franklin township, Darke county, which occurred Monday night at his Greenville home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. (EST) Thursday at the residence, 328 West Third street, Greenville. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, and four daughters; Walter and Mrs. Hart, of Union City; Harry, of Dayton; Charles, of Arcanum; Marion, of Greenville; Mrs. James Royer, of New Madison; Mrs. Floyd Good and Mrs. Gladys Byers, both of Greenville. There also is a step-brother, Roy Hill, of Gettysburg, O.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born July 1, 1859 in Franklin Twp., Darke Co., the son of Samuel Patterson and Rachel Williams.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, June 18, 1941

Darke Co. native dies at Cincinnati.

Cincinnati, O. --- Mrs. Dora Thea (Penny) Morrow, 56 years old, native of Darke county and former resident of Preble county, died suddenly Tuesday at her home here. She was the wife of Thomas H. Morrow, presiding judge of Hamilton county court of common pleas.

Mrs. Morrow formerly resided of the J. S. Muller farm southwest of New Paris, Ohio. Her first husband was the late Dr. Eastman of Indianapolis.

Two sons, a brother, and five sisters survive. The latter include Mrs. Ola Gunckel, Mrs. Nellie Sullivan, and Miss Osa Penny, all of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Jean Paff, of Covington, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held Friday at Cincinnati.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 20, 1941

Ben Riggs, 66, instantly killed.

Ben Riggs, about 66, was killed instantly shortly after noon Friday when struck by an automobile as he was walking west along the Union City-Ansonia road, four miles east of Union City. The body was taken to the Brooks funeral home in Union City.

Riggs, who lived in that community, had gone home for lunch and was walking back to the Clayton Brumfield residence where he was employed.

Both the car, driven by a Sidney, Ohio man, and Riggs were headed west. There were no eye witnesses, although Mrs. Brumfiled after hearing the crash rushed to the porch of her home and saw Riggs fall from the front end of the machine. He was carried several feet.

Darke county acting coroner, Dr. Albert Sarver and the Darke county sheriff investigated.

Surviving are the widow, two children, Mrs. Doris Weaver, northeast of Union City, and Laverne of Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Baxter Skidmore, east of Union City, and one brother, Filmore, of Richmond.

(Funeral services were held on Monday in the Brooks Funeral home with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 20, 1941

Son mourns father's death at Hollandsburg.

Relatives in this community are mourning the death of John E. Flatter, 81, who died Thursday morning at his home in Glen Karn, Ohio, following a long illness.

Rev. Warren Souders will conduct funeral services Saturday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the home, with burial to be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Anna D.; three sons, Virgil, of Union City, and Forrest and Russell, both of Fountain City; one daughter, Mrs. R. O. Kl,epinger, of Ingomar, Ohio; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 21, 1941

Mrs. Flo Cole, 66, sister of local man, dies in Greenville.

Mrs. Flo Cole, 66, widow of the late J. C. Cole, Greenville grain dealer and mill operator, died at 2:05 Friday at her Greenville home, 111 Harrison avenue, after a long illness. Her husband died in 1938.

Mrs. Cole, a daughter of Alonzo and Susan (Mote) Carpenter, was born and reared in Washington township, Darke county. For several years she had been a member of the Christian church in Mooreland, Ind.

She is survived by two sons, Dale and Pierre Cole, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Freman Cherry, of Horse Cave, Ky.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. J. E. Burkett, of Judsonia, Arkansas; Mrs. Anna Skidmore, of Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. Charles Morgan, Greenville, and Mrs. Pearl Thornburg, Portland, and two brothers, C. C. Carpenter, Union City, Ind., and Max Carpenter, of Greenville, rural route.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Miller Funeral home in Greenville at 2 p. m. (EST) Monday with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cole residence after Friday evening.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Floribel Cole was born July 23, 1874.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 21, 1941

Former resident dies in Michigan.

Mrs. Jesse Anders, Howard street, Union City, has received word that her sister, Mrs. Lola Keller, of Benton Harbor, Mich., died Friday in a hospital in that city following a stroke suffered a few days earlier.

Mrs. Keller was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Miller, both deceased. She was well known in the Union City community, having resided here during her childhood. Mrs. Anders left Union City Saturday for Benton Harbor.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1941

Seman rites to be Tuesday. - Darke Co. native dies at home in Versailles, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Nora Seman, 61, native of Darke county and wife of Amos C. Seman, Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) in the Pleasant View church, three miles south of Gettysburg. Rev. C. I. Huffman, of Elkhart, will officiate. Burial will be in the Gettysburg cemetery.

Mrs. Seman died Saturday night at her late residence, 408 Pearl street, Versailles, following an illness of three years. She had been bedfast since last October. Death was attributed to carcinoma of the liver.

Mr. Seman, operator of meat markets in Versailles and Union City for the past 18 and 8 years respectively, survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. William Todd, of Union City, and Mrs. Ralph Elleman, of Flint, Mich.; four sons, Paul, Ray and Warren, all of Versailles, and Chester Seman, manager of the Union City market; three sisters, Miss Cora Davis of Greenville; Mrs. Laura Miller, of Gettysburg, and Mrs. Melville Russell. of Dayton, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, June 23, 1941

Mary Larsh dies at Portsmouth, Ohio

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Mary Larsh, former wife of J. A. Larsh, of Union City, which occurred last week at Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. (EST) at Wheelersburg, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 24, 1941

Former Union City resident dies. - Arthur Butcher funeral to be Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Arthur E. Butcher, 77, native of Union City, died Monday at his late residence, 437 North LaSalle street, Indianapolis, following declining health extending over the past several months. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

Mr. Butcher was graduated from the Union City West Side high school. A printer by trade, which business he learned in the Union City Times office, he left this community to work in Piqua, O., from where he moved to Indianapolis.

Surviving besides the widow are three children, Mrs. Fred McK. Ruby of Union City; Roger Butcher, of San Antonio, Tex., and James Butcher, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Lily Patchell, formerly of Union City , now of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Paul Dorsey Funeral home, 3925 East New York street, Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Washington Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, June 24, 1941

Illness fatal to Rose Bickel. - Darke County native dies in Union City; rites to be Thursday.

Mrs. Rose Bickel, 77, widow of John C. Bickel, died Tuesday at 7:30 a. m. at her late residence, 215 South State Line street, Union City, following an illness of several years' duration. She had been seriously ill for the past six months.

Mrs. Bickel was born in Darke county, Ohio, and for many years resided in the Hillgrove community where Mr. Bickel was a well known farmer. Following his death, about 15 years ago, Mrs. Bickel moved her residence to Union City. She was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church.

Surviving are three sons, Carl Bickel, of Union City; Harley Bickel, of Hillgrove, and Ace Bickel, of Fortville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (CST) at Brooks Funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Ben Holroyd, pastor of the Union City Christian church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1941

Aged Jay County Farmer is killed. - Fatal crash comes when son swerves auto to avoid hitting calf.

Funeral services for Elias E. Flesher of five and a half miles northwest of Ridgeville, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident a mile and a half north of Ridgeville in Jay county at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the Powers Pleasant Vale church. Rev. Zelma Mills will be in charge and will be assisted by Mrs. Scott Whistler. Burial will be made in the Hill Crest cemetery at Redkey.

Friends may call at the Painter Funeral home at Ridgeville where the body will remain until time for the funeral.

Mrs. Flesher's son, Basil, was driving the car in which the aged man was riding when a calf started across the road in front of the machine. In swerving to avoid hitting the animal, the driver lost control and struck a bridge, the impact throwing Mr. Flesher to the floor of the machine. He died three hours later at the Jay County Hospital.

Mr. Flesher was taken to a physician's office in Ridgeville and later was removed to the hospital.

Surviving are two sons, Basil Flesher, at home, and Everett Flesher of near Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Florence Heston, residing near Powers Station, and four grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1941

Speigle rites held in Union City. - East Side School girl dies suddenly while in Cincinnati, O.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Free Methodist church for Miss Geraldine Speigle, 14, who died suddenly Wednesday while visiting at the home of relatives at 2405 May street, Cincinnati, O. Cause of death was described only as an acute illness. Miss Speigle recently submitted to an appendectomy, it was stated.

The deceased had gone Sunday to Cincinnati to visit. She was seriously ill only a few hours. Miss Speigle resided at 511 Railroad street, Union City, O., was a pupil in the Union City East Side school and attended the local Free Methodist Sunday school. Born in Cincinnati, O., she had made her residence in this community for the past three years.

Surviving are the father and mother, Andrew Speigle, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Alta Speigle, of Union City; two sisters, Betty Jane and Henrietta; two brothers, William Alfred and Phillip, all at home; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Clark, maternal grandparents, of Mendon, O., and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Speigle, of Eastland, Tenn.

Rev. B. R. Lake, pastor of the Free Methodist church, officiated at the funeral. Burial was in the Union City cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Fraze Funeral home in Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1941

Sarah Byrum passes away. - Funeral to be Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p. m.

Following a serious illness of only three weeks, Mrs. Sarah Jane Byrum, 87, widow of William Jacob Byrum, died Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. E. J. Green, 329 Plum street, Union City. She had been in failing health for the past year.

Mrs. Byrum was born on October 22, 1853, near Trenton, O., the daughter of Charles Trine and Elizabeth (Hinkle) Trine. At the age of 12 years she moved to near Lisbon, northwest of Union City. She was united in marriage on October 21, 1875, with William Jacob Byrum at her home near Lisbon. She had resided in the Union City community for 75 years.

Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. E. J. Green, Union City; one granddaughter, Mrs. L. E. Garringer, of Bluffton; three grandsons, Kenneth Green, of Bluffton, Byron Green, of Englewood, Calif., and Edwin Green, of Markle, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the Union City Christian church, of which she was a member, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The body will be removed to the Green residence from the Brooks Funeral home Friday evening where friends may call any time after 7 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1941

Mrs. Moorman stricken, dies. - Succumbs on way to hospital; funeral to be held Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Amey A. Moorman, 82, well known Winchester resident, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Friends church with Rev. Aaron Napier officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Moorman died enroute to the Randolph county hospital at 8:30 Thursday night following a short illness of acute indigestion while at her summer homed near Portland. The body was brought to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and removed to the family home on North East street Friday afternoon.

Survivors are the son, Thomas, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Chase Nichols of Fort Wayne; one granddaughter, Betty Nichols, of Ft. Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Asa O. Haynes of Modoc.

The deceased was a member of the Friends church, an active member of the local chapter of the D. A. R., and was chapter regent during the year of 1920-1921. She had also been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 22 years.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, June 27, 1941

John H. Jones, 93, succumbs at Lynn. - One of County's oldest residents will be buried Monday.

John Henry Jones, 93, retired farmer and one of the oldest residents of Randolph county, died at his home in Lynn at 6:45 a. m. Friday after a short illness of one month's duration.

The deceased was the third member of a family of eleven children born to Warren and Sara (Stauffer) Jones, being brought to Randolph county from his birthplace Owen county, when a very small child and has resided in and near Lynn since. He was born April 13, 1848

Mr. Jones was the father of 13 children, ten sons and three daughters. The sons who survive are Clem L. of Langley, Wash.; Elva F. of Reno, Nev.; John E. of Sacramento, Calif.; James T, Homer V. and John Paul, all of Lynn; Herbert R. of Lafayette; Lester C. of Shanghai, China; Everett C. of Winchester and Ernest H. of Moberly, Mo. The three daughters are Mrs. Homer C. Platt of Hollansburg, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Moore of Winchester and Miss Florence Jones of Elkhart. There are 29 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Duke of South Bend, and Miss Elizabeth Jones of Centerville. A brother, Herod Jones, resides at Lynn, Mass.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn for burial preparation and Saturday morning will be taken to the late residence where it will remain until Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock when funeral services will be held at the Friends church of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

(Mistake above - He was born in Owen along the Ohio River in Clark Co., IN. His spouse, who is not named above, was named Mary Catherine Shank, b. in OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 28, 1941

Mrs. Mattie Warner, Darke County native, dies in Dayton, O.

Mrs. Mattie Warner, 73, a Darke county native, died Friday at the Dayton Osteopathic hospital, after an illness lasting only a few days.

She was the mother of the late Lawrence Warner, former secretary of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, who died at Akron in 1940.

Mrs. Warner was removed to the hospital Tuesday from the home of a sister, Mrs. Minnie Wogoman, at Eldorado, with whom she resided.

Besides the sister, she is survived by two sons, Daniel, Dayton and Tom, Cincinnati and three daughters, Mrs. George Artwell, Melrose, Mass.; Mrs. Artie Fisher, Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Jack Covert, Palo Alto, California.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Miller Funeral home, Greenville, at 2:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Hygema will officiate. Burial will be in the Abbottsville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Mattie Rebecca Warner was born March 15, 1868 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Daniel T. Wills and Rebecca Brubaker. She was divorced.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, June 28, 1941

Mrs. Annie Richter, dies at daughter's home in Greenville.

Mrs. Annie Richter, 74, widow of the late Bernard Richter, prominent Wayne township farmer, Darke county, died at 2:45 Friday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Agnes Bertram, Greenville.

She is survived by the one daughter, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and one sister, Mrs. William Day, of Dayton.

Services will be conducted at the Trinity Lutheran church, Versailles, at 10 a. m. Monday with Rev. Slater officiating. Friends may call at the Bertram residence in Greenville after 1 p. m. Saturday.

Mrs. Richter had been ill eight months.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Annie Magdalene Richter was born April 27, 1867 in Wayne Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of John Schmidt and Mary Agnes Milan, both born in Germany. Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery at Versailles.)

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