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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 1, 1941

Wedding Anniversary dinner is prevented by sudden death.

The sudden death of Mrs. Amy Stapleton, 70, Sunday morning at her home, two and one-half miles northeast of Hollansburg on the Hollansburg-Palestine road, prevented celebration Sunday of the golden wedding anniversary of Mrs. Stalpleton and her husband, Elmer.

Mrs. Stapleton, who with her husband was to have been honored at an anniversary dinner, with the children to be home for the affair, died suddenly while doing chores at her farm home.

Survivors in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Puckett of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Mabel Reck of Greenville, one son, Kenneth K. Stapleton of New Paris, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Mitchell of Sidney, Mrs. Esther Campbell of Palestine and Mrs. Marie Wood of Gettysburg.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. (EST) at the residence with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial was at Palestine.

(Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 22, 1870 at Palestine, Darke Co., the daughter of John A. Spitler, b. Darke Co., and Mary Elizabeth Cole, b. Palestine, Darke Co., OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 1, 1941

Father of Union City teacher dies. - David Langdon funeral Wednesday near Hartford City.

Mrs. Arthur Schmidt, 423 North Walnut street, Union City, instructor in the Union City West Side schools, is mourning the death of her father, David M. Langdon, 72, widely known Blackford county farmer, which occurred suddenly about noon Monday at his late residence, four and one-half miles south of Hartford City.

Death was pronounced as caused by apoplexy and brain hemorrhage.

Mr. Langdon had just gone into the house, to prepare for dinner, when he was stricken. He had been ill with a chronic heart ailment and hardening of the arteries. However, relatives stated he felt better than usual Monday morning, and had worked for a short time in his garden.

Surviving are the widow, Mary E. (Chilton) Langdon; five children, Mrs. Harry Moore, residing near Hartford City; George Langdon, at home; Mark Langdon, residing one mile south of the homestead; Mrs. Arthur Schmidt, of Union City, and Mrs. Millicent Brinkley, of Eaton; one brother, Roll Langdon, living across the road from his brother; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Moon, West Kickapoo street, Hartford City, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Mount Carmel church, of which the deceased was a member and trustee, four miles south of Hartford City on state route 3.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 2, 1941

Jackson Twp. native dies. - Funeral service to be Friday for Mrs. Wm. Fenton.

Mrs. Bertha Alice Fenton, 65, wife of William E. Fenton, died at 12:30 a. m. Wednesday at the Randolph county hospital in Winchester. She was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson township, Randolph county; her residence being one and one-half miles west of the Lisbon church.

Mrs. Fenton was born in Jackson township on November 11, 1875, the daughter of Thomas and Martha (Acre) Sutton. She attended the Jackson township and Mt. Holly schools and was a member of the Lisbon church and the Lisbon Ladies Aid society. She was united in marriage with William Fenton in Union City on March 22, 1896.

Surviving besides the husband are eight children, Mrs. Glenn Brumbaugh, George Fenton, Lawrence Fenton, Mrs. Harold Hoblit and Chester Fenton, all of Dayton, O.; Ray Fenton, at home, and Mrs. Arthur Vernon and Mrs. Ida Burk, of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Lisbon church northwest of Union City, with Rev. Earl Lantz, assisted by Rev. R. S. Grubbs, of Converse. Burial will be in the Lisbon church cemetery.

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 3, 1941

Ozbun funeral held at Lynn. - Lingering illness is fatal to woman, 73, dies in Will Stauble home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruie Ozbun, 73, 0f Lynn, who died Wednesday afternoon at the home of Will Stauble at Mooreland, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lynn Friends church in charge of Rev. Adam Flatter. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Death followed a lingering illness.

Mrs. Ozbun, the widow of William Ozbun, is survived by one son, Mirvel L., of near Lynn, one granddaughter, Martha; and two brothers, Zora Cox and Vernon Cox, both of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 5, 1941

Fred C. Brown funeral Sunday. - 53 year old man dies Thursday at Lynn after illness.

Fred Carl Brown, 43 (?), died at his home, four and one-half miles north of Lynn, at 10:25 p. m. Thursday, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the widow, Agnes, two daughters, Mrs. Carmon Mock, of Ridgeville, and Madge Louise Brown, at home; one son, Claude Edwin, at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, of near Spartanburg; three sisters, Mrs. Glen Brown and Mrs. Arthur Handley, both of Muncie, and Mrs. Gertrude Burke of Union City; four brothers, Chester and Everett, both of near Winchester, Ralph, of Muncie and Norval, of Centerville.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Winchester Nazarene church, with Rev. Elvin Thornburg of Winchester in charge, assisted by Rev. N. B. Herrell, pastor of the church. Interment will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 7, 1941

Hold graveside rites for Polley infant.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Old Teegarden cemetery, east of Elroy, O., for Edwin Chester Polley, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Polley, West Chestnut street, Union City.

The infant, born Saturday in the Union City hospital, died Sunday morning.

Surviving besides the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Polley, of Union City; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Reigel, of Ansonia; one brother and one sister, at home.

The body was returned Sunday afternoon from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Sipe, 1014 West Hickory street, Union City. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Floyd Seelig, of Union City Methodist church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 7, 1941

Harry B. Peters, 69, dies near Portland.

Portland, Ind., July 7. --- Harry B. Petters, 69, well known farmer and dairyman of Jay county, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night at his home, one and on-half miles west of here, after a year's illness. He was born in Darke county, Ohio. Mr. Peters served one term as county commissioner of the middle district, Jay county. He was a member of the Portland Presbyterian church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 9, 1941

Winters rites to be Wednesday afternoon.

Services for Lucile Winters, 33, a former Greenville resident, who died suddenly at 6:30 p. m. Monday at Columbus from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage, will be conducted at the Stocker funeral home, 130 East Fourth street, Greenville, at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. John Harrington will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Miss Winters, who made her home with her mother, Mrs. Alice Wintgers, widow of the late Clarence Winters, was found unconscious in her bedroom early Monday morning and never rallied.

Two brothers, Murry and James Winters, also live at Columbus. Another brother, Lynn Winters, is in the U. S. army. He is stationed in Tennessee.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 9, 1941

Clark rites to be on Thursday. - Prominent Greensfork man is claimed by death at daughter's home.

Last rites for Sylvester G. Clark, 85, who died Tuesday at 9 p. m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Florence Crist in Spartanburg, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Crist home in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Lester R., of Spartanburg, Ernest M., of Muncie and Winchester, Byron and James R. Clark of Winchester, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Mr. Clark, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. He farmed west of Lynn until about five years ago, after the death of his wife, moving to the home of his daughter. He was born in Greensfork township, September 25, 1855, the son of James and Martha (Scott) Clark, growing to manhood on the home farm and receiving his education in the common schools.

In 1894 Mr. Clark went into the lumber business at Spartanburg and maintained a saw mill there, continuing in this until 1911 when he opened up a grocery and lunch business. He was also the local undertaker for a period of nine years previous to 1912. Mr. Clark was married in April 1878, to Mary E. Harrison, a native of Darke county, Ohio.

(At the probate of the Will, all of the above children were named as well as another heir, Faye Knoll (relationship not stated in the newspaper report).)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 9, 1941

Sarah L. Epps passes away. - Three weeks' illness is fatal to woman, 83, west of Greenville.

Mrs. Sarah L. Epps, 83, died at her home west of Greenville, Ohio Wednesday morning at 7:15 o'clock, death followed an illness of three weeks' duration.

Surviving are the husband, John F. Epps; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Holland and Mrs. Mary Mason of Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Ada A. Epps of New York City; two sons, Ben F. , at home, and Clifford of near Greenville; eight grandchildren and one great grandson.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held at the home on Friday with Rev. T. H. Hill, of Xenia, Ohio, in charge. Burial was made in Bass cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 9, 1941

Martha E. Hockett is dead in Richmond; relatives at Lynn.

Richmond, Ind., July 9. --- Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hockett, 67, Five North Fifteenth street, died Tuesday evening at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Hockett was a member of the Friends church.

She leaves the husband, Sherman; four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Oberander of Lynn, Mrs. Roy Childs of Richmond, Mrs. Clarence Endsley of Centerville, and Miss Hazel Hockett of this city; one son, Floyd of Richmond; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bert Murphy of Lynn; two brothers, Julian Study of Lynn, and Elmer Study of Centerville.

Rev. Homer Achor will conduct funeral services at 2 p. m. Friday at the Stegall-Berheide funeral home with interment at the Cherry Grove cemetery near Lynn.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 10, 1941

Union City native dies in Springfield.

Word has been received in Union City of the death in Springfield, O., of Harry B. Bourquin, 77, native of this community. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Jackson funeral home in Springfield.

Mr. Bourquin was born in Union City on September 29, 1863.

Survivors include the widow, Lillie; four daughters, Mrs. Rolbert J. Nevius, Mrs. Maud Blumenschein and Mrs. Thomas West, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Otto Tayerle of Cleveland, O., and one son, Harry R. Bourquin of Springfield.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 10, 1941

Mrs. Ada Akin heart victim. - Union City resident dies in Greenville; rites to be Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. William (Ada) Akin, 79, who died Wednesday at 5 a. m. at the home of a practical nurse, Mrs. Charles Folkerth, in Greenville, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Morris Funeral service, 530 North Columbia street, Union City.

Death was contributed to a heart condition and followed an illness that had continued since last January. A native of Ohio, Mrs. Akin was born the daughter of David and Catherine (Wilson) Cain. Her husband, William Akin, has been deceased for 13 years. She lived in the Union City community for the past 20 years, and had last resided on West Hickory street. She had been removed to Greenville about two weeks ago.

The deceased was a member of the Union City Presbyterian church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. H. (Faye) Royon, of Houston, O., and one granddaughter, Miss Josephine Royon, a teacher in the Versailles, O. high school.

Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the Union City Presbyterian church, will officiate at the services Friday. Burial will be made in the Houston, O. cemetery.

Friends may call to view the remains until the hour of the services at the Morris residence on North Columbia street.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 10, 1941

County native passes away. - Mrs. Joseph Austerman dies in Union City; rites to be Saturday.

Mrs. Joseph (Mary Jane) Austerman, 71, native and lifelong resident of Randolph county, died Wednesday at 9:30 p. m. at her late residence, 826 West Oak street, Union City, following an illness of nine months.

She was born on April 14, 1870 at South Salem, in Wayne township, the daughter of Henry and Sarah J. (Shreeves) Ohler. She was united in marriage with Joseph Avin Austerman at South Salem in 1890. She attended the Wayne school.

Mrs. Austerman was a member of the Union City Christian church and the Ladies Aid society. She had resided in Union City for the past 27 years.

Surviving are the husband, Joseph; one son, Glen Austerman; one sister, Mrs. Pete Hoover; one brother, P. C. Ohler; one grandson, Clarence Austerman, and two great grandchildren, all of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. in the Union City Christian church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating, assisted by Rev. Ben Holroyd, church pastor. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The remains will be returned Friday morning from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the Austerman residence where friends may call after noon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 12, 1941

Daniel Grubbs rites Sunday. - Heart attack is fatal to Huntsville man 80 years of age.

Daniel A. Grubbs, 80, is dead at Hunstville. He fell from an apple tree late Friday afternoon, but according to Dr. Lowell W. Painter, death was due to a heart attack, Mr. Grubbs being dead before he fell. The body was taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bina James, at Modoc from the Reynard funeral home Saturday where it will remain until two hours before services when it will be taken to the late residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Huntsville Church Sunday at 10 a. m. in charge of Rev. George Addington. Burial will be in the Buena Vista cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Grubbs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 10, 1939.

Surviving are the widow, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Bina James, of Modoc, Mrs. Grace Funk of Portland, and Mrs. Rsanna Mercer of Fountain City; one half-son, Carlton Grubbs of Winchester; two half-sisters, Mrs. Josie Jones of Anderson and Mrs. Martha Study of Lynn; four brothers , William of Richmond, John of Huntsville and Denver and Russell of Winchester, and several grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 12, 1941

Daughter of former local pastor dies.

Word has been received in Union City from Philadelphia announcing the death of Janet Bach Lockwood, 15, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. P. Lockwood, formerly of this city, which occurred last Tuesday at the Lockwood home in Haden Heights, N. J. Rev. Lockwood, who was former pastor of the local Presbyterian church, now is associate secretary of the board of pensions of the Presbyterian church, with offices in Philadelphia. Rev. Lockwood came to Union City in 1914, leaving for Hartford City in 1924.

Death of Miss Janet followed surgery for removal of a kidney. It was revealed that she was suffering from cancer. The parents and brother survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 14, 1941

Death claims Charles Scott. - Winchester man dies in Greenville Hospital Sunday night.

Charles W. Scott, 66, of East Washington street, Winchester, died at four o'clock Sunday night at the Wayne hospital at Greenville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 2 p. m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. I. N. DePuy of Dayton, Ohio, with burial at Abbottsville, Ohio. The body was removed from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence Monday evening.

Mr. Scott, who was a member of the Methodist church, is survived by the widow; four sons, Sylvan of Union City, John of Lakeview, Ohio, Fred of Winchester and Roger of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Bowman, Miss Lucille Scott, and Miss Helen Scott, all of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Luella Hood of Dearborn, Mich., and five grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 15, 1941

Rev. E. L. Semans, 96, native of Randolph County is dead at Warsaw.

Warsaw, Ind., July 15. --- Rev. E. L. Semans, 96, of Warsaw, one of two Civil War veterans left in Kosciusko county, died at home Monday night. He was in 12 major battles and once was wounded badly.

He later became a Methodist Episcopal minister, serving churches in Portland, Peru, Goshen, Logansport and Winchester, and was Wabash district superintendent.

Rev. Semans was born in a one room Randolph county log cabin.

He is survived by a son, Dr. Raymond D. Semans, superintendent of the Rockford (Ill.) Methodist district, and two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Church, with whom he lived and Mrs. R. D. Elder of Chicago.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 17, 1941

Mother of teacher at Wayne School claimed by death.

Mrs. Mary Manor, 79, widow of David James Manor, lifelong resident of Albany, died at 9:45 p. m. Wednesday at her home in Albany, after an illness of six weeks. She was a member of the Albany Methodist church. Her daughter, Mrs. Alcyon Gill, has taught a number of years at the Wayne school, southwest of Union City.

Surviving Mrs. Manor are one daughter, Mrs. Gill of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Amelda Strong and Mrs. Gustina Stone, both of Albany; a brother, Thomas P. Mann of Muncie; and four grandchildren, James and Robert Gill, Clyde Peterson, Jr., and Dorothy McConnell.

The body will be returned from the Meeks mortuary to the home in Albany Friday morning and the funeral will be held there Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 18, 1941

Death claims John W. Lewis. - Father of Lynn man is dead; was resident of Richmond.

John W. Lewis, 89, a resident of Richmond, died suddenly late Thursday night at the home of Miss Mildred Davis at Fountain City.

Survivors include one son, Norman E., of Lynn; two daughters, Mrs. Relia Chenoweth of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. Ernest Davis of Richmond; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 18, 1941

Aged lady dies.

Greenville, O., July 18. --- Mrs. Eliza Zeller, 82, died Wednesday night at the home of a daughter. Mrs. Charles Oswalt, near Jaysville. She is survived also by another daughter, Mrs. Clarence Norris, of near Greenville; a son, Joe Zeller, a Greenville real estate agent; a brother, Farmer Young, Coleman, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. H. A. Foust, Payne, Paulding county, O. Services will be conducted in the Miller Funeral home in Greenville, with burial in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Eliza Ann Zeller was born May 7, 1859 in Lancaster Co., PA, the daughter of J. H. Young (b. MD) and Eliza Jane Garver (b. PA). Her deceased spouse was Isaac Zeller. She was buried on Saturday, July 19th after the funeral service in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 19, 1941

Heart Attack proves fatal. - George W. Meek, 61, is claimed by death; funeral Monday.

George W. Meek, 61, prominent farmer, stricken with a heart attack at his home, four miles west of Union City, died at 9:45 p. m. Friday after an illness of several months.

Surviving are the wife, Della; five sons, Wallace and Kenneth, at home, Virgil and Wilbur of Winchester and Harold of Union City; two daughters, Helen, at home, and Mrs. Gladys Hangen of Arcanum, Ohio; one sister Mary Davison of New Richmond, and one brother, Albert, of Lebanon.

Mr. Meek was born in Montgomery Co. (Ind.) on January 1, 1880. He was married on July 4, 1901, at Crawfordsville to Della McManana. He was a graduate of the Montgomery county schools, and a member of the Church of the Brethren. A farmer 45 years, he lived in Randolph county during the last 27.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the residence, with Rev. J. A. Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be returned Sunday morning from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the home, where relatives and friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 19, 1941

Kline rites to be on Monday. - Prominent dairyman is claimed by death at his home Friday.

Walter Kline, popular dairyman, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home Friday night at 11:30 p. m. and died shortly after. He had been taking treatments in Dayton, O., for some time but his death came as quite a shock to his family and many friends.

Born in Medway, O., September 20, 1873 where he spent his early childhood, he moved to Dayton, and married Miss Mable C. Moore in 1912. About eleven years ago, he moved to Union City to make his home at 639 N. Howard street. Besides his wife, Mable, and daughter, Merl, he leaves the following survivors: one son, Forest, another daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Dohmer, Dayton, O.; brother Webster H. Kline, Rochester, N. Y., and two sisters, Mrs. E. G. Denlinger and Mrs. Richie Howett, of Dayton.

Mr. Kline was an active member of the K. of P. lodge in Dayton and attended the Presbyterian church.

Services will be held from the Brooks funeral home at 1 p. m. (CST) Monday, July 21, conducted by Rev. Forbes Robertson. Burial will be in the Woodland cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 21, 1941

Death claims Clem Hotmire. - Deerfield man dies at Rockville Hospital ; rites Wednesday.

Clem Hotmire, 61, whose home was on-half mile north of Deerfield, died Sunday at 3:15 p. m. in the Rockville hospital where he had been a patient since June 5.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Deerfield church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City with burial in the Pittsburgh cemetery on the Jay-Randolph county line.

Mr. Hotmire was born in Alabama on May 18, 1880, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hotmire. His first marriage was to Jocie Isenbarger, who died in October of 1928. He later married Ethel Mangas, who survives with the following children: Hal of Union City, Harold of Muncie, Weldon and Jerry at home, and brothers and sisters, Charles and Herschel of near Union City, Mrs. Daisy Ball of Marion, Mrs. Reila Foster of Muncie, Mrs. Rena Whitenack of Winchester and Mrs. Ephraim Thorpe of Richmond, Kan., and four grandchildren.

Mr. Hotmire was preceded in death by two daughters and three grandchildren.

The body was returned Monday to the residence north of Deerfield from the Williamson and Son mortuary in Portland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 21, 1941

William Stouder dies at Auburn. - Former Jackson Township resident claimed by death on Sunday.

William Stouder, about 60, former resident of Jackson township just north of Union City, died at 9 p. m. Sunday at his home in Auburn, according to word received here. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mr. Stouder moved to Auburn several years ago. Surviving are the wife and two sons, Norvel of Muskegon, Mich., and Earl of Auburn. Glen O. Mangas of Union City route 1 is a brother-in-law and Roscoe Stullen of Union City is an uncle of the deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a. m. with Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City officiating. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

The body will be taken Tuesday to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hodge on North Meridian street in Portland, where friends are invited to call

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 22, 1941

J. E. Whitesel of Union City dies of injuries. - Was hurt in accident in April of 1937; last rites on Thursday.

Jacob Elmer Whitesel, 56, died at 2 a. m. Tuesday at his home, 728 West Oak street in Union City, death being due to injuries received in an automobile accident at the intersection of the Greenville and Winchester highways and road 227 seven miles south of Union City in April of 1937.

Injuries included a fractured neck and internal injuries. He had received medical attention in the Union City hospital and the Crile Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Whitesel was the son of Perry and Lydia Whitesel and was born on the old Whitesel farm on the Winchester pike, three miles west of Union City, on January 20, 1885, making his age 56 years, 6 months and 12 days. He lived his entire life within five miles of his birthplace and attended the No. 2 district school (Coddington) and the Harrisville school. He engaged in farming most of his active life. In connection with his farming he sold stock feed. For a year he worked for the Central Life Insurance company of Iowa and sold cars for the Central garage in Union City. For the four years preceding his accident he sold farm machinery and automobiles for the Chenoweth company of Glen Karn, Ohio. For several years he assisted the assessor of Wayne township.

He was a member of the Harrisville Knights of the Golden Eagle, serving as an officer for several years and as grand chief for the state of Indiana. He was a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M. at Saratoga and a member of the Christian church at Harrisville.

On October 13, 1906, Mr. Whitesel was married to Grace Snyder and to this union were born 11 children, one son dying in infancy while the following survive: the widow, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Longnecker of Dayton, Ohio, and Betty Whitesel of Union City; eight sons, Carlton Lowell, Paul and Philip of Union City, Robert of Springfield, Ohio, Harold of Dayton, Reid of Fort Custer, Mich., Richard of Grand Rapids, Mich. There are six grandchildren. Surviving also are the mother, Mrs. Lydia Whitesel of Union City, three brothers, Charles of near Union City, Russell of Minneapolis, Minn., and James of Chicago.

Funeral plans are not complete, but services will be held at the Christian church in Union City with Thursday at 2 p. m. as the tentative time, with burial at Saratoga. Rev. Ben Holroyd will officiate. The K. G. E. lodge will probably assist in the services. The Fraze funeral service which has charge of the arrangements will return the body to the residence Wednesday morning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 22, 1941

Wigger infant dies in Union City hospital.

Larry Glen Wigger, infant child of Mrs. and Mrs. Glen Wigger, died at the Union City hospital, Tuesday, July 22. Funeral services will be held from the Fraze funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Rev. H. A. Barth officiating.

Besides the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Wigger, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Sunders, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jessup, Adolph Bothast and John Wigger are left to mourn his departure.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 23, 1941

John W. Smith, Pontiac dealer, dies suddenly. - Winchester man, 44, is claimed by death; due to hemorrhage.

Stricken while at work, John W. Smith, 44, Winchester Pontiac automobile dealer, died shortly after being taken to the Randolph County hospital Wednesday morning. Death due to a cerebral hemorrhage occurred at 10:30 a. m.

Mrs. Smith, who had been visiting in Florida and was enroute home, was notified of her husband's death at Hamilton, Ohio, where she had spent Tuesday night with relatives.

Mr. Smith, a Mason, was born near Greenville, Ohio.

Surviving are the wife, Marie; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Kelley of Winchester; the mother, Mrs. David Smith of Union City; three brothers, Harry of Winchester, Homer of Dayton and Robert of Marion, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Floyd Schelecto of Dayton, Ohio, and one grandson.

The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be announced Thursday.

(Funeral services were held on Friday at the residence, 535 North Main street, Winchester. Rev. G. M. Payne was in charge of the services assisted by the Masonic order. Interment was made in the Saratoga cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 24, 1941

Desta M. Cook, 55, passes away. - Wife of Harry Cook is claimed by death in Winchester.

Mrs. Desta M. Cook, 55, wife of Harry Cook of Winchester, died at her home on Huntsville road late Wednesday night after a lingering illness.

Besides the husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Spradling of Union City and Mrs. Helen Shannon of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mang of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Iva Hiatt of Farmland; two brothers, Esta Murrell of Lynn and Alva Murrell of Spartanburg, and two grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be taken to the residence Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Edgar Billman in charge, assisted by Rev. N. B. Herrell. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 24, 1941

Widow dies in Ansonia.

Mrs. Callie Garland, 85, widow of the late Zachariah Garland, of New Madison, died at 8 p. m. Tuesday at the home of a son, Russell, on North Main street in Ansonia. She had suffered a paralytic stroke three years ago.

The deceased had made her home at Ansonia for the last several years. She was a lifelong resident of Darke county.

The one son and two grandchildren are the only immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Russell Garland residence with the Rev. Norris officiating. Burial will be in the New Madison cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 25, 1941

Fred Goodman dies at Dayton. - Will be buried Saturday in Union City Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock.

Word has been received here of the death of Fred Goodman, 47, who died at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, Ohio, at 12:30 p. m. Thursday after a five weeks illness following an operation.

Mr. Goodman served in the World war for more than two years, one of which was overseas. He was born in Albany on March 15, 1894, and married Nellie Sowers in Union City, where they lived for more than seven years, moving to Dayton where he was employed with the Frigidare as a metal finisher until the time of his death.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Bradford and Rootsong Oakwood chapel, corner of Brown and Irving streets, in Dayton, at 1 p. m. (EST), Rev. H. Odon officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery with graveside services at 2:30 p. m. (CST).

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 25, 1941

Long Illness proves fatal. - O. T. Lewis, 84, claimed by death early Friday at Spartanburg.

O. T. Lewis, 84, died at his home in Spartanburg at 12:35 o'clock Friday morning after a long illness.

Survivors are a daughter, Grace, at home; one son, Clarence Lewis, of Arba; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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

(Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Spartanburg Christian church with Rev. M. R. Scott in charge. Interment was made in Spartanburg cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 25, 1941

James Bunger Rites Saturday. - Lynn man is claimed by death Thursday; was 57 years old.

James O. Bunger, 57, died about 12:15 p. m. Thursday at his home in Lynn.

Surviving are the widow, Stella; two daughters, Wanda Lou at home, and Mrs. Carmen Horner of New Albany; a son, Wilbur of Richmond; the mother, Mrs. Mary Garreth of near Lynn; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Moore of Richmond and Mrs. Effie Pickett of near Lynn, and seven grandchildren.

Rev. Adam Flatter will conduct funeral services at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Lynn Friends church with interment at the New Garden Cemetery. Friends may call at the home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 25, 1941

Nora Hockett passes away. - 61 year old resident of Lynn dies Friday after lingering illness.

Mrs. Nora L. Hockett, 61, died early Friday morning at her home in Lynn after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Hockett is survived by the husband, Fred L.; one son, Cleo of Lynn; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Eller of Richmond and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

(Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Sunday with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment was made in the Cherry Grove cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 26, 1941

Former resident dies of accident injuries.

Harry Davis, 50, died in the Piqua, O., hospital at 7:30 o'clock Saturday from injuries received in an auto accident south of Bradford, O., Friday evening. Mr. Davis was taken to the hospital along with his brother, Edward, who remains in a critical condition

The deceased had operated a sales barn in Greenville for a number of years.

Surviving are the widow, formerly Marie Elston of this city; one brother, Edward now confined in the Piqua hospital, and one son, Harry Jr., of Camp Shelby, Miss.

The deceased and widow are both well known here being former residents of this city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 28, 1941

James Murphy funeral Tuesday. - Prominent retired farmer is claimed by death Sunday at Lynn.

Funeral services for James W. Murphy, 73, prominent retired Randolph county farmer, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Liberty Christian church with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty cemetery.

Mr. Murphy died at his home in Lynn Sunday morning after a lingering illness. The body was taken to the Clark & Maynard funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and removed to the late residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where it will remain until time for services.

Survivors are the widow, Nettie, two sons, Frank Murphy of Winchester and Harry Murphy of Muncie; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Fisher of Fountain City; two sisters, Mrs. Mila Shiner of Indianapolis and Mrs. Lou Lennen of Ansonia, Ohio, and six grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 28, 1941

E. E. Simmons passes away. - Native of Winchester is dead in Indianapolis; ill two years.

Everett Earl Simmons, 61, native of Winchester, died at his home on East Tenth street in Indianapolis at 5:30 p. m. Sunday, according to word received here today by relatives. An employee of the Central Supply company, a wholesale hardware firm, for about 40 years, he had been in failing health for the past two years.

Mr. Simmons left Winchester about 43 years ago. He was born December 29, 1879.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene of Winchester and Edward of Indianapolis; the wife, Anna; four brothers, Detroit M., Will C., Walter C., and N. Vern, all of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Keever and Mrs. Ed Best of Winchester and Mrs. Roy Shierling of Union City, and two grandchildren. No funeral arrangements have been made today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 28, 1941

Jud Meranda, 46, claimed by death in Indianapolis hospital.

Dunkirk, Ind., July 28. --- Jud Meranda, 46, of Portland, died at the Robert Long hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday after an illness of five months.

Private funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Rex Reed, of Dunkirk, with Rev. Harold Engle officiating. Burial will be at Ridgeville.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marcus Racer, also of Dunkirk; one son, Charles W. Meranda, of Ridgeville; one brother, Clyde Meranda, of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Ira Broman of Winchester. The body was removed to the daughter's home from the Martin funeral home today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 28, 1941

Jay County youth, 16, drowns in gravel pit; rescued by lifeguard.

Portland, Ind., July 28. --- Robert Erwin, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Echard Erwin, of one and one-half miles west of Fletcher's gravel pit, near New Mt. Pleasant, was drowned Sunday afternoon when he stepped into a deep hole at the gravel pit when he and several companions sought respite from the heat.

Young Erwin could not swim, the companions told investigation officers, and walked off a ledge into water over his head.

The accident occurred at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon and the body was recovered at 8:50 o'clock after Portland firemen had dragged the deep pit. It was recovered in twelve feet of water by Bob Pearson, Portland pool lifeguard.

Attempts to revive the youth by artificial resuscitation were to no avail. The accident was investigated by the Jay county sheriff's office and the county coroner, who indicated today he would return a verdict of accidental death by drowning.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 29, 1941

Death follows long illness. - Funeral services to be Thursday for Mrs. Laura Haney.

A lingering illness which had extended over the past 12 years caused the death of Mrs. Laura Haney, 91, pioneer resident of the Union City community and widow of Benjamin Haney, Monday at 9 a. m. in the Union City hospital. She had observed here ninety-first birthday anniversary Sunday. Mrs. Haney had been making here residence with her daughter, Mrs. William Hutzler, 904 West Oak street.

The deceased had been a patient sufferer through declining health which originated with injuries sustained in a fall 12 years ago.

Mrs. Haney was born near Piqua, O., on July 27, 1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Julian. She attended the Fletcher, O. schools. She had been a resident of the Union City community since she was 16 years of age, where she was united in marriage with Benjamin Haney, now deceased, on November 22, 1868. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one son, William Haney, residing between Winchester and Union City; one daughter, Mrs. William Hutzler, 904 West Oak street, Union City; four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Messick is deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church, with the pastor, Rev. Floyd Seelig, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to view the remains until Thursday at 10 a. m. at which time the body will be removed to the Hutzler residence, on West Oak street, until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1941

"Lon" Payne is dead in Muncie; funeral Friday. - Winchester Restaurateur is claimed by death after extended illness.

Muncie, Ind., July 30. --- Alonzo Washington "Lon" Payne, 64, retired cafe owner, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at his home, 906 Wheeling avenue, after an extended illness. For many years he operated Payne's cafe in Winchester and in 1924 came to Muncie, opening a cafe at 213 East Main street.

"Lon" Payne was one of the best known restaurateurs in Indiana. He joined the Restaurant business as a chef soon after he was mustered out of the National Guard, after the Spanish-American war. Most of his years in business were spent in Winchester, where the sign, "Payne's Cafe," still identified a restaurant that he once owned.

Mr. Payne's restaurant in Winchester attracted Sunday dinner parties from many of the larger cities, especially Cincinnati.

Selling his restaurant business in Winchester in 1922, Mr. Payne came to Muncie, opening Payne's cafe at 213 East Main street. He continued in business here until a few years ago when ill health forced his retirement and he sold his business to Roy McBride, who now operates the restaurant under the same name. Since his retirement, Mr. Payne has been residing in Muncie and Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He suffered a stroke last winter while in Florida and was brought to his home ere on Wheeling avenue from Baltimore, where he had been a patient at John Hopkins hospital.

Mr. Payne was a thirty-second degree Mason and was a member of Masonic bodies at Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Estella Luella Payne, and one brother, Ed Payne of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks mortuary at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Dr. A. Wesley Pugh and Rev. Arthur W. McDavitt in charge. Burial will be Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

(Probate of the Will names a daughter by a former marriage, Esther Payne and the two sons of the widow, Robert Parr and Harry Reese.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 30, 1941

Death claims Anna Morrow. - Former Farmland resident dies at daughter's home in Lewisville.

Mrs. Anna L. Morrow, 79, former Farmland resident, died at 6 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Culbertson, at Lewisville.

Surviving also are five other daughters, Mrs. Chester Clark of Selma, Mrs. Ottie Love of Lynn, Miss Martha Morrow of Selma, Mrs. Lola Morrow of Union City, and Miss Grace Morrow of Richmond; two sons, Charles of Toledo, Ohio, and Raymond of Greenville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lyde Wallace of Parker, and Mrs. Nina Joy of Muncie and one brother, Frank Keever of Parker. The body was removed to the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Sylvester Billheimer officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 31, 1941

Union City woman dies suddenly. - Body removed to funeral home pending final arrangements.

Mrs. Sarah Jane Buckingham, 80, wife of Jefferson Monroe (Roe) Buckingham, died suddenly at 10 a. m. Thursday at her residence, 1220 West Oak street, Union City, of complications derived from a long period of declining health. She had been able to be up and about the house earlier Thursday morning it was said.

Survivors include the husband, three sons and one daughter.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending the completion of funeral arrangements which will be announced later.

(Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery. She was born the daughter of Milton and Angeline (Conklin) Mason in Union City on April 25, 1861. She attended the Union City schools and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving besides the husband Jefferson Monroe (Roe) Buckingham, are three sons, Harry E. and Clayton E. Buckingham, both of Union City, and Grover C. Buckingham of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and one daughter, Miss Bessie M. Buckingham, of Union City. One other daughter, Minnie B. Buckingham is deceased.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 31, 1941

Edward Davis second crash victim; rites to be held Thursday.

Edward Davis, 49, Greenville livestock dealer, who was injured in an auto accident near Bradford last Friday night which cost the life of his brother, Harry J. Davis, Sr., 52, also of

Greenville, died at 1:10 o'clock (EST) Wednesday at Wayne hospital.

Injuries which he suffered in the accident included a fractured collar bone, broken arm, two rib fractures and head lacerations, were not at first believed critical but his condition took a sudden turn for the worse late Tuesday night. Death was attributed to heart failure and a pneumonia complication. He was removed to the hospital Wednesday morning.

His brother died early Saturday morning at a Piqua hospital from a fractured skull. He had lapsed into a coma before being admitted to the hospital and never rallied. Funeral services were conducted in Greenville Monday.

The Davis brothers were prominent livestock dealers. For a number of years they were associated in business with their father, the late Henry Davis, and had maintained a sales barn on West Third street.

Surviving the second brother are his wife, Ruth (York) Davis; a daughter, Mary Catherine, and his step-mother, Mrs. June Davis, Greenville.

He was a member of the Greenville aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

His remains which are now at the Miller funeral home, Greenville may be viewed at the Davis residence, 316 Elm street.

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

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Edward Lee Davis was born Feb. 23, 1892 at Arcanum, Darke Co., OH, the son of Henry Davis and Flora Lee. He was also a member of the Elks lodge and the American Legion.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 2, 1941

Alvy E. Green passes away. - Funeral to be Monday for Greensfork farmer.

Alvy E. Green, 77, Greensfork township, farmer and lifelong resident of Randolph county, died suddenly at 5 a. m. Saturday at his residence, seven miles south of Union City on highway 227. He had been in failing health for a number of years.

The deceased was born near Middleboro, south of Union City, on January 15, 1864, the son of David and Amy (Martin) Green. He attended the township school south of Winchester and was united in marriage with Ora St. Meyers on October 10, 1900, near Winchester.

Surviving besides the widow, Ora, are seven children, Mrs. Herschel Tillson and William Green, both of Union City R. F. D. 4; Mrs. Ralph Slick, Lynn R. F. D. 1; Elsworth Green, Richmond; Mrs. Thurl Richards and Mrs. Ray Coppock, both of Hollansburg, O., and Mrs. Donna Burbank, of a former marriage, San Diego, Calif. Also surviving are one brother, Oscar Green, of Richmond; several nieces and nephews, 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Monday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Spartanburg cemetery.

The body will be returned Saturday evening from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 2, 1941

Bank official dies in Greenville after extended illness.

Edward Goubeaux, 58, cashier of the Citizens National bank and president of the Darke county Red Cross, died at his home in Greenville at 10:50 p. m. Friday after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Goubeaux was born near Yorkshire. A member of St. Marys church, he served as Darke county auditor for two terms.

Survivors include his widow, Josephine; three sons, Edward, Jr., and Jerome, both Greenville attorneys, and Joseph, and one daughter, Martha.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Edward Augustus Goubeaux was born May 25, 1883 at Osgood, Darke Co., OH, the son of August Goubeaux (b. Wayne Twp., Darke Co.) and Bridget Connaughton (no birthplace given). Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Aug. 4th at St. Mary's church. Interment was made in Teacup Cemetery near Osgood, Darke Co., OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 4, 1941

William A. Hart dies in hospital. - Lingering illness proves fatal to Arba man; was 70 years old.

William A. Hart, 70, died at the Randolph County hospital early Monday morning after a lingering illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Moneybrake of near Portland, and one son, Harry G. of Arba.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home in Arba with Rev. Russell Burkett of Fountain City in charge. Interment will be in Whitewater cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 3 p. m. Tuesday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 5, 1941

Barth infant passes away. - Services to be Wednesday in Union City Lutheran church.

David Eugene Barth, four day old son of Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Barth, 214 North Plum street, Union City, died at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday in the Union City hospital. The infant had been in the incubator most of the time since its birth.

Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Browne of Chicago; Mrs. Paul (Victoria) Leatherman, of Union City; and Miss Winifred Barth, student nurse at the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Paul and John Henry, at home, and the maternal grandfather, Fred Serger, of Coldwater, O.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. (CST) in the Union City Lutheran church with Rev. D. R. Honn, of Ft. Recovery, officiating. Burial will be in the New Bremen, Ohio cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home in Union City until 10 a. m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be removed to the church to lie in state until the hour of the service.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 6, 1941

Long illness proves fatal to tailor, 56. - Ralph C. Ballard dies at Winchester home; funeral Thursday.

Ralph C. Ballard, 56, died at his home in Winchester, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock following a lingering illness. Mr. Ballard had been in the tailoring business in Winchester for more that 40 years, having started when a boy as a pants maker in the Dora Warren shop which at that time was located on South Main Street where the Davis building now stands.

Survivors are the sister-in-law, Mrs. Lula Ballard, with whom he resided, and two nieces.

The body was removed for burial preparation to the Clark and Maynard funeral home where it will remain until time for services to be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 9, 1941

Former local woman dies at Mt. Carmel.

Word has been received in Union City of the death of Mrs. Almaretta Josephine Mullen, 67, a native of the Union City community, at her home in Mt. Carmel, Ill., at 7:15 p. m. on Friday, July 25. She was born on August 12, 1873, near Union City, and was married to John Edgar Mullen of Greenville, Ohio, on March 7, 1892. They moved to Mt. Carmel in 1906.

She is survived by her husband and daughter, Mrs. C. N. Gilkison of Mt. Carmel; a sister, Sarah L. Britton of Kentland, Ind., a sister Dollie L. Burkett, of Dayton, O.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Catherine (Gilkison) Hudson, of Bluford, and was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers and one sister.

She was a member of the Christian church, of the Ladies Auxiliary to the O. R. C., the Royal Neighbors, and the Eastern Star.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 28, at the Roy D. Short funeral home in Mt. Carmel, with Rev. Forrest L. Brock, officiating, assisted by Rev. S. H. Cavlor, of Marion, Ind., husband of the deceased's cousin.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 9, 1941

Bert Hogge is dead; funeral on Sunday.

Hollansburg, O., Aug. 9. --- Bert Hogge, former resident of Hollansburg, died Wednesday night at his home in Toledo, Ohio.

He leaves the widow, Cora (Lantz) Hogge, a sister and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at Hollansburg with burial at the local cemetery. Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City will officiate.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 11, 1941

Fort Recovery youths killed in auto crash. - Another critically hurt when tire blows out east of Union City.

Two Fort Recovery, Ohio youths lost their lives and one other was critically injured in an automobile crash occurring ten miles east of Union City on route 49 at 2:15 a. m. Sunday. Thomas J. Bonvillian, 17, the fourth occupant of the car, escaped with minor injuries.

The deceased are Robert Watkins, 20, and Richard Staugler, 20, and the gravely injured one, Sherman McClain, 21. Watkins was the driver.

It was reported that the rear tire of the automobile blew out, causing the car to swerve into a ditch, where it struck a tree.

Watkins died en route to the Wayne hospital in Greenville, O.; Staugler died at the hospital at

10:50 o'clock Sunday morning. McCain, suffering from a skull fracture, is reported near death.

(Sherman McCain died late Monday afternoon at the Wayne Hospital. McCain is survived by his mother, Mrs. John Voskuhl, and two brothers, Francis and Homer, both of Fort Recovery. Funeral services will be held at the May and Riffle funeral home in Fort Recovery at 2:30 p. m. Thursday. Rev. M. J. Ringenberg officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.

Young Watkins was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Watkins, prominent Ft. Recovery residents. He also leaves a sister, Helen, and a brother, Clovis.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Ft. Recovery at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. D. R. Honn officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill cemetery.

Staugler leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Staugler; four brothers, Harold, Ralph, Lester and Werner, and one sister Viola, all at home.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 12, 1941

Plan rites Wednesday for suicide victim; ill health blamed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday in the West Manchester, O. Congregational church with Rev. J. E. Etter, of Greenville, officiating, for Emmitt C. Howell, 56, who committed suicide Monday morning at the home of his mother, west of Greenville.

The lifeless body of Howell was found hanging from a rafter in the woodshed adjoining the farm home of Mrs. Robert Howell, located on the Greenville-Eaton road.

A verdict of suicide has been returned by Dr. A. F. Sarver, acting Darke county coroner, who states that he has been informed that Howell had been despondent over failing health.

A workman on the farm, who discovered the body, hurriedly summoned medical aid but all resuscitation efforts were futile.

Besides his mother, Howell leaves his wife, Hazel, and a daughter, Mrs. Davona Campbell, of Eaton rural route. His father, the late Robert Howell, was a well known livestock dealer.

Since his death, the son had managed his mother's farm and other properties in Darke county. He was a native of Butler township.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 1941

Kora H. Davis dies suddenly in Winchester. - Prominent business man, 81, claimed by death; found by nephew.

Kora H. Davis, 81, well known Winchester business man, died suddenly at his home, 322 South Main street, this morning at 9:30 o'clock. In failing health for the past year, he was found dead by his nephew, Sheriff Kora E. Davis who was called to the home by the housekeeper.

Mr. Davis, extensive owner of real estate in Winchester and Hamilton, Ohio, was born in White River township, south of Winchester.

During his lifetime he delved into many business enterprises, among which were gasoline and oil, real estate, building, grocery store and for years was associated with his deceased brother, O. E. Davis.

He attended the Methodist church Sunday school.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Don McDaniels of Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, Abner, of Breckenridge, Mich., two grandchildren, Mrs. Jean McCollum and Mrs. Betty Linelander, both of Hamilton, and several nieces and nephews. The daughter, notified of her father's death in Chicago, was to arrive in Winchester today. Mr. Davis was one of a family of seven sons.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Funeral services were conducted on Friday afternoon at the residence with Rev. G. M. Payne in charge. Interment was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 1941

Joe Coleman dies suddenly. - Former Union City man drops dead on Mt. Vernon, O., street.

The victim of a heart attack, Joseph Coleman, 76, a resident of Union City for many years until three years ago when he went to make his home with a son, dropped dead Tuesday afternoon in the uptown district of Mt. Vernon, O.

Mr. Coleman was born west of Union City and resided most of his life in Randolph county. He attended the Old No. 1 school in Wayne township, later became a glassworker and still later a farmer, from which occupation he retired several years ago. He was united in marriage with Mollie Pearson, deceased, in Union City. Mr. Coleman was a member of the Union City United Brethren church.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde and Forrest, of Mt. Vernon. He was making his home at the residence of Forrest Coleman at the time of his death. One daughter is deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze Funeral home at Union City, with Rev. R. D. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 1941

Goodrich rites Thursday at 11. - Charlotte Martin Goodrich claimed by death in Winchester home.

Mrs. Charlotte (Martin) Goodrich, widow of John B. Goodrich, died at 7 o'clock Tuesday night at her home, 251 East Washington street, Winchester, after an extended illness.

Until her illness, Mrs. Goodrich was active in many community organizations, including the Presbyterian church, the O. R. Baker Sunday school class at the Presbyterian church, the Needles and Nods club and was a former member of the D. A. R.

Survivors are one son, John B. Goodrich, Jr., at home and one brother, Frank Martin of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Thursday at the residence in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, pastor of the Winchester Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body has been returned to the residence from the Summers funeral home. Friends may call Wednesday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 13, 1941

Union City native passes away. - To hold services Friday for Mary Emilie Eisenman.

A native and lifelong resident of Union City, Miss Mary Emilie (Emma) Eisenman, 79, died Wednesday at 1:30 a. m. in the home at 604 West Oak street, which had been her home for the past 70 years. She had been in failing health for the past two years and seriously ill for only a few hours.

Miss Eisenman was well known in the community as a seamstress and tailor, at which occupation she had worked for many years. She was born in Union City on November 18, 1861, the daughter of John and Mary (Kurtz) Eisenman. She attended the Union City schools and was a member of the Lutheran church.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Antonia Eisenman, of Union City, and two brothers, Ed Eisenman, of Union City and John Eisenman, of Indianapolis. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the residence with Rev. H. A. Barth, pastor of the Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Fraze Funeral home in Union City to the residence on West Oak street Thursday at 10 a. m., after which time friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 15, 1941

Woman killed by Pennsy train. - Car struck at 6 a. m.; alone.Mrs. Flossie Bunker is victim of Friday tragedy.

Mrs. Flossie Bunker, 60, of near Lisbon, four miles northeast of Saratoga was instantly killed when the Model A Ford she was driving was struck by a southbound Pennsylvania passenger train at the Stone Station crossing at 6 a. m. Friday. She was alone.

Mrs. Bunker, who was enroute to Muncie, was headed west and apparently did not see the train, which was running behind schedule. The engineer of the passenger train told Sheriff Kora E. Davis he did not see the machine. Dr. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, also investigated.

The Ford car was thrown between 30 and 35 feet coming to a stop in the Harman yard. Mrs. Bunker's body struck the side of the Harman grocery, Sheriff Davis said.

Death instantaneous was due to a broken neck and crushed chest. Identification was made by a driver's license and relatives and Charles Tritt, Union City chief of police were notified.

The tragedy was Randolph county's second in 1941 due to an automobile accident.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester and removed to the Brooks mortuary at Union City. It will be taken to the home Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lisbon church. Burial in the Lisbon cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Noah Bunker of Union City, Carl D. of Dayton, Ohio, Lafe and Cletus, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Swallow of Muncie, Mrs. Pearl Reed of New Corydon and Mrs. Ruby Washler of Union City; her mother, Mrs. Noah Smith of north of Union City; two brothers, Willard Smith of Union City and Troy Smith of Lafayette and eleven grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 15, 1941

Ethel Heiser rites at Ansonia Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Ansonia Church of God for Mrs. Ethel Heiser, 52, who died Wednesday evening at her Ansonia home after an illness of six months duration.

Rev. Martin King will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

Besides the husband she leaves seven children, three sons and four daughters. They are: Grant and Glenn Heiser and Mrs. Martha Holdeman and Mrs. Catherine Stump, of Ansonia and Alice and Robert Heiser, at home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 16, 1941

Ada Sheffer passes away. - Complications are fatal to woman, age 57; funeral Tuesday.

Ada Blanche Sheffer, 57, died at 3:35 a. m. at her home sixteen miles southeast of Portland, after six months illness from complications.

Mrs. Sheffer was born January 29, 1884 to William and Isabel (Reynolds) Coon in Henry county. The deceased was married December 28, 1931 to Henry, who survives.

Survivors are the children: Ira L., McGuire, William and Mrs. Geraldine Crawley, all of Muncie, Mrs. Maribelle Fenning of Union City route 2, Mrs. Georgia Boggiss of Portland; eight grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Walter Swhier of Portland, Mrs. Herbert Oren of near Parker, Mrs. Steve Vauden of Chicago, Albert Coon of Los Angeles, Cal., and William and Alexander Coon, both of Australia; and the father, William H. Coon of Portland.

The body was taken to the Williamson & Sons funeral home in Portland and returned to the home Sunday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Pleasant Hill church, east of Salem. Burial will be in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 16, 1941

Death claims Ida Alexander. - Services to be Sunday in Union City; burial in Snell Cemetery.

Following more that one year of declining health, death claimed the life of Mrs. George W. Alexander, 69, Friday at 7:30 p. m. at her residence, 114 West Division street, Union City.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, near Union City, December 9, 1871, Ida Jane Robison, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Jane (Wiley) Robison. She was united in marriage with George W. Alexander. Later they left the Union City community to make their home in Dayton, returning to make their home on North State Line, near Union City, a few years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander moved from their rural residence to Union City about one year ago. She was a member of the Daughters of America lodge in Muncie.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Herma Cummings of Akron, O., and Mrs. Edith Lamb, of Muncie; one son, James Alexander of Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Banks of Greenville, and Mrs. Etta Jessup of Lightsville; two brothers, Frank Robison, of Lebanon, Ind., and Alva Robison of near Union City. Two brothers, Val and William are deceased.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 10 a. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City, with Rev. Nine officiating. Burial will follow in the Snell cemetery southeast of Union City.

Friends may view the remains at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 18, 1941

Maxwell rites held Monday. - Former Randolph Countian claimed by death at Portland home.

Funeral services for George Maxwell, 69, former employe of the Winchester Daily News and Journal-Herald and the Union City Times-Gazette, were held at the Baird chapel in Portland this afternoon. Mr. Maxwell died at his home in Portland Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.

While employed by the Randolph county daily newspapers, Mr. Maxwell was rural circulation solicitor. He formerly lived north of Saratoga.

Surviving are three sons, Eldon, Leo and Harold of Portland, one daughter, Mrs. June Alexander of Ridgeville; one stepson, Walter Hardy of Portland; and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. H. L. Depoy and Joseph of Muncie, Mrs. George Lambert of Bay City, Mich., William of Nashville, Tenn., and Howard of Texas.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 19, 1941

Teegarden infant dies at residence.

Ethel Roberta, three weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett (Johnson) Teegarden, died at 6:30 a. m. Tuesday at the residence of the parents, 701 South High street, Union City. The child had been in ill health since premature birth.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Union City. Services probably will take place at 10 a. m. Wednesday with interment in the Lisbon cemetery.

Survivors include the parents, one sister, Lucille Marguerite, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Johnson.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 20, 1941

Lieutenant R. W. Powers, former Union City resident, dies in plane crash.

A native of near Union City, Lieutenant Robert W. Powers, 31, of the U. S. Navy Air corps, was killed Tuesday afternoon when his plane crashed into Rockaway inlet, one mile south of the New York Naval Air station, according to word received in Union City by Harry Powers, 621 Hickory street, father of Lieutenant Powers.

A telegram was received from ?. O. McDonnell, commanding officer of the naval air station, saying that Powers' craft, a training ship, was submerged under 40 feet of water and that his body had not yet been recovered.

Lieutenant Powers, who resided at Flushing, N. Y. was born and reared in Randolph county and was graduated from the Wayne high school, southwest of Union City. He also was graduated from the University of Michigan where he majored in mechanical engineering and aeronautics. After serving two years with the navy along the California coast, Lieutenant Powers was employed in New York.

After five years he was recalled to the U. S. Navy and was assigned as instructor at the base where he was last located. He had visited relatives in Union City only three weeks ago.

It was not learned whether anyone was with Lieutenant Powers at the time of the accident.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice, two small sons, Dickie and Tommy; his father, Harry Powers, who left Union City Tuesday night for New York, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Powers, West Oak street, Union City.

(Military funeral services were held on Saturday at the Flushing Naval Air station. Following the ceremony his body was cremated and the ashes sent for burial in Arlington National cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 23, 1941

Fielder funeral is held today. - Last rites conducted for drowning victim; burial in Fountain Park.

Funeral services for Frank Fielder, 70, of Winchester, whose body was recovered from Lake James Friday afternoon, were conducted at 1 p. m. today at the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester. Rev. Herbert Boase, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in Fountain Park cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Younger, Clyde Brumley, Bradford, Roy Jobes, Don and Junior Segraves, all Winchester painters, and Walter Payne, hardware dealer.

Mr. Fielder's body was recovered from the northern Indiana lake by his son, Ralph, who had been at Lake James since the body went to the bottom a week ago last Thursday after a boat capsized.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 25, 1941

Wm. Gimbel is suicide victim. - Dies in Union City hospital of abdominal wounds.

William Gimbel, 84 year old veteran Union City blacksmith, died at 7 a. m. Monday in the Union City hospital from self-inflicted abdominal wounds. He had been admitted to the hospital about twenty minutes before death occurred.

Mr. Gimbel, who for many years had operated a machine and blacksmith shop at the north end of Howard street, Union City rural route 2, had been in failing health for a number of years and had been seriously ill for the past six months. The condition of his health had been advanced as the motive for his suicidal act.

He was the son of Henry and Mary Gimbel. Survivors include the widow and several children. Further particulars were not immediately available. The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City where funeral arrangements will be completed Tuesday.

(Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at the residence with Rev. H. A. Barth officiating. Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery. He was born in Union City, Ohio on December 3, 1856. He was united in marriage with Mary Kraner, who survives. Had Mr. Gimbel lived until December 10 the couple would have observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

Surviving besides the widow are seven children, Harry Gimbel, Union City rural route; Mrs. Alva Reish, George and Clarence Gimbel, all of Union City; James Gimbel, Mrs. Ross F. Barefoot and Mrs. Ray E. Todd, all of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, Henry Gimbel, of Columbus, O.; Lewis Gimbel, of Salamonia, and Peter Gimbel, of Portland and one sister, Mrs. Ella Brackner, Indianapolis. One son, Earl Gimbel, is deceased. Also among the survivors are 13 grandchildren.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 25, 1941

Couple killed in train wreck near Albany. - Man and wife lose lives Sunday night; freight train hits their car.

Muncie, Ind., Aug. 25. --- Lewis Hook, 67, and his wife, Mrs. Myria Hook, 63, of two miles north of Albany, were killed at 7:45 o'clock last night at a grade crossing one mile east of Albany in Jay county, when their car was struck by the second division of a Nickel Plate railroad freight train.

Mr. and Mrs. Hook had spent yesterday visiting relatives in Ohio and were returning home. It is believed the couple had stopped at the home of Morgan St. John, Mr. Hook's brother-in-law, near the scene of the fatal crash before proceeding to their home.

Railroad officials said that the automobile pulled onto the tracks on a side road that crosses state road 67 and the motor apparently stalled. Mrs. Hook was thrown from the car by the impact but Mr. Hook's body was found in the back seat of the machine.

The train was in charge of E. W. Mobler, engineer and Gail Cook, conductor.

State patrolman Merrill Wann of Winchester was called to the scene of the accident. He was accompanied by Winchester officer Forrest Holdeman, who was off duty Sunday night.

The accident was investigated by Sheriff Otis Snodgrass, Deputy Charles Snodgrass, Marshal Buck Moore of Albany and Jay county officials.

Mr. and Mrs. Hook are survived by three sons, Clarence and Robert of Albany, and Wayne of Muncie; Mr. Hook is also survived by three brothers, Paul Hook of Parker, Walter Hook of Muncie, and Raymond Hook, of Texas. Mrs. Hook is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Brenneman, of Xenia, O., and Mrs. Elnora Patton, of Washington Court House, Ohio, and two brothers, Earl Tressler, of Dayton, O., and Oren Tressler of Troy, O.

The bodies were removed to the Garland funeral home in Albany where they will remain until the hour of the services. Friends may call after 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Double funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Albany Methodist church, Rev. C. C. Wischmeyer in charge. The caskets will not be opened at the church.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 26, 1941

Granddaughter of Union City woman dies at New Weston.

Janet Sue Musselman, three month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Musselman, of Pikeville, Ohio, died at 8:30 a. m. Sunday at the parents' home after a short illness from intestinal influenza.

Surviving beside the father and mother are two brothers, and four sisters, all at home; three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Wilt, of Pikeville, and Herschel Musselman, of Richmond, and two great grandmothers, Mrs. Laura Loy, Union City, and Mrs. Margaret Musselman, Dayton.

Funeral services were held at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Webster cemetery, near Rossburg.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 27, 1941

Mother of 10 hangs self in wood shed; body found by son.

Mrs. Maisie May Godown, 51, a widowed mother of 10 children, ended her life by hanging early Tuesday in a wood shed adjoining her farm home, six miles south of Greenville on U. S. Route 127.

Her body was found at 8 a. m. by a 9 year old son, Marvin.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, acting Darke county coroner, has returned a formal suicide verdict. Mrs. Godown had been suffering from heart trouble for the last six months and worry over failing health is believed to have motivated her act.

Her husband, Clarence J. Godown, died in 1939. Five of the 10 children are at home. They are Marvin, Harold, Anna May, Kenneth and Opal. The other children include, Mrs. Roy Fourman of Greenville; Mrs. Fred Holsapple, of Lewisburg; Mrs. Ina Bowman of Greenville rural route; Mrs. Clarence Holsapple, of Covington rural route, and Clinton Godown, of Richmond.

Also surviving are an aged father, Harve Norris of Laura; six grandchildren, two brothers and six sisters.

The Godowns lived in Darke county for the last four years. The family formerly resided at Bloomer, Ohio.

Services will be held at the Church of the Brethren, near Pitsburg, at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 27, 1941

Harvey Brewer, 72, Darke Co. native, dies after surgery.

Harvey C. Brewer, 72, of Stelvideo, died at 9 a. m. Tuesday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, where he had undergone a major operation last Saturday evening. He was critically ill only one week.

Mr. Brewer was born and reared in Adams township, Darke county, and had devoted the major part of his life to farming pursuits. He had lived retired at Stelvideo for the last 17 years.

Surviving are four sons, George, Clem and Reuben, all of Greenville rural route 5, and Daniel of Greenville rural route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Wenger, of Greenville rural route 4, and Mrs. William Pence, Greenville; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, David Brewer, of Greenville rural route 5, and four sisters, Mrs. P. C. Brewer, of Bradford rural route; Mrs. Malinda Coppess, of Greenville; Mrs. Cyrus McClain, of Jackson, Michigan, and Mrs. Goldie Cunningham, of Dawn.

Funeral services will be held at the Stelvideo Christian church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. Bertha Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Stelvideo cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born Sept. 15, 1869 in Adams Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Adam Brewer and Catherine Coppess (both born in Darke Co.). His deceased spouse was named Elnora.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1941

Hummel funeral is at Ridgeville. - Heart ailment is fatal to woman, aged 68, at home on county line.

Last rites for Mrs. Frank Hummel, 68, who died Wednesday at her home on the Jay-Randolph county line, will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. W. O. Power. Burial will be in the Lawndale cemetery. Death was due to a heart ailment.

The deceased, Clara E. Hummel, was a daughter of George and Martha J. (McNulty) Stump and was born in Washington township, Darke county, Ohio, April 13, 1873.

She was married to Frank W. Hummel, who preceded her in death, October 6, 1917.

Mrs. Hummel is survived by eleven children: Mrs. John F. Jenney (Minnie Marie), Louis H., Leroy and Raymond A., all of Portland, Clarence W. and Mrs. Ralph McConnell (Pauline Laola), both of Kennard, Ralph D., George S. and Lester O., all of Ridgeville, Homer of Mt. Summit and Willard at home; one sister, Mrs. Florence Blume of Charlestown and two brothers, Lewis Stump of California and Milford Stump of Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1941

Harshman rites are Friday at 2. - Saratoga blacksmith is claimed by death; was 87 years old.

Funeral services for John F. Harshman, 87, retired blacksmith, who died Wednesday at his home in Saratoga, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Saratoga U. B. church in charge of Rev. D. R. Lusk. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. The body was returned to the residence from the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Harshman, who had been in ill health for several months, was a lifelong resident of the Saratoga community and operated a blacksmith and machine shop for 58 years.

Surviving are one son, Greely of Saratoga, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one half-sister, Mrs. Minnie McFarland of Union City. Mr. Harshman was a member of the U. B. church and the I. O. O. F. lodge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 28, 1941

Heart attack ends life of Rose Hill man.

Edward Delinger, 71, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 10:30 p. m. Monday at his home in Rose Hill from the effects of a heart attack. A former resident of Muncie, Ind., he had lived at Rose Hill for the last nine years.

Surviving are a wife, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Van Camp, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Mabel Rush, of Muncie; several grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. May Colby of near Rose Hill and Mrs. Vina Miller, of Rose Hill.

Funeral services were held at the late residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Elm Ridge cemetery at Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1941

Ansonian succumbs to heart attack; rites to be Sunday.

Samuel H. Miller, 76, died at his home in Ansonia at 2 p. m. Thursday. He suffered a heart attack while sitting on his front porch and was found by neighbors. Spending most of his life as a farmer, he moved to Ansonia 22 years ago and ran a ditching machine a number of years. He is survived by three sons, Fred, of Greenville; Lowell, of Greenville rural route 2; and Harry, of Ansonia; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Lehman, of Versailles, rural route 3; Mrs. Homer Zechar, of Dayton, and Mrs. Lois Hessin, of Ansonia; 15 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Church of God, Ansonia, with burial in Ansonia cemetery. Friends may call at the Lehman home from Friday afternoon until services.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Samuel Harvey Miller was born Aug. 23, 1865 in Van Buren Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Manuel Miller and Nancy Waggaman (both born in PA). His deceased spouse was named Laura Belle (Trick).)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1941

Ft. Recovery woman dies. - Sudden heart attack fatal to Mrs. Hannah Anderson.

The victim of a heart attack, Mrs. Hannah J. Anderson, 77, widow of John J. Anderson, was found dead at her Ft. Recovery home Friday morning by a daughter, Miss Lillian Anderson.

Mrs. Anderson, the daughter of Ezechiel and Mary (Prescott) Ingle, had resided for the past 42 years in Ft. Recovery. She had not been in ill health, it was reported.

She was united in marriage in Ft. Recovery on July 2, 1895, with John J. Anderson, now deceased. Mrs. Anderson had been for many years a member of the Ft. Recovery Congregational Christian church.

Survivors include the daughter, Miss Lillian Anderson, at home; a son, John Anderson, Jr., Ft. Recovery; six grandchildren, and one brother, Harry Ingle, of near Ft. Recovery. Two brothers and three sisters have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Sunday at the residence, with Rev. George C. Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Greensburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1941

Brother of Union City woman dies near Greenville, O.

Harry I. Dunn, 56 years old, well known Greenville plumber, died suddenly about 5 p. m. Thursday at the home of George Overholser, two miles east of Greenville on U. S. 36.

Mr. Dunn, who resided at 228 Hart avenue, was a member of the Moose lodge and St. Paul's Lutheran church in Greenville. He was in the plumbing business in Greenville for 30 years.

Surviving are the widow, Clara Etta; an adopted son, Charles Robert; and four sisters, Mrs. Etta Kester of Greenville; Mrs. Orlando Puterbaugh, of Union City; Mrs. Gertrude Merrick, of Coletown, Ohio, and Mrs. William Folkerth of Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Miller Funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville, in charge of Rev. C. C. Wessel, Lutheran pastor. Interment will be at the Greenville cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that he was born May 22, 1885 in Greenville Twp., Darke Co., OH, the son of Albertis Dunn (b. Hagerstown, MD) and Sarah Tingley (b, Green Co., OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 29, 1941

9 year old child is killed when run over by her uncle's car.

An unusual accident Thursday evening claimed the life of a Darke county girl when she was visiting relatives four miles southeast of Union City.

Esther Lucille Freymouth, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Freymuth, 312 Plum street, Greenville, was fatally injured when an automobile operated by her uncle, Carl Holmes of Nashville, Ohio, passed over her head as the child was playing in the Holmes yard.

Mr. Holmes reportedly had warned his niece and other children, who were playing in the yard with her, to stay clear of the vehicle while he was working on it. Apparently the girl walked over to the car unseen and was sitting on the rear bumper when Holmes backed the auto out of the driveway.

She was rushed to Wayne hospital in Greenville but died shortly afterwards, about 1:15 (CST) of a fractured skull and other injuries.

Besides the parents and Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Freymuth of Winchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Roll Grimes of Nashville; a brother, John Edwards of Greenville; and two great grandparents, Mrs. Ida Grimes of Greenville and Mrs. Anna Henry of New Madison, Ohio.

The body was removed to the C. J. Miller & Sons funeral home at Greenville. Funeral arrangements will be announced .

(Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Oct. 20, 1932 in Brown Twp., Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Maurice Freymuth and Marjorie Grimes (both born in Darke Co.). Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at 2:30 p. m. with interment made in the Ansonia cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 30, 1941

Sister of Union City woman succumbs in Greenville; rites Sunday.

Mrs. Nora Ellen Wills, 71, widow of the late C. R. Wills, Greenville florist, died at 12:05 a. m. Friday at her home adjoining the Wills greenhouse on Jackson avenue. She was born in Greenville township and had spent her entire life in Darke county. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Canan. Surviving are 11 children, seven sons and four daughters. They are: Carl, Edgar, Herbert, Glenn and Lewis, all of Greenville; Raymond of Covington and Chester of Detroit, Mich.; Hazel Wills, at home; Mrs. Ethel Armor of Arcanum, and Mrs. Cora Olwine and Mrs. Esther Christian, both of Dayton.

Other immediate survivors include 20 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, five brothers, James and George Canan of Greenville, Clarence and Edward Canan of Dayton, and Elmer Canan of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Price of Greenville, and Mrs. Frank Crabb of Union City, O. Funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Central Avenue Church of the Brethren with Rev. G. L. Wine and Rev. J. E. Etter officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville cemetery.

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