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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1941

Death of Garl Fraze, 61, infirmary employe, boosts auto fatalities of '41 in Randolph County to 4. - Dayton, Ohio, motorist charged with reckless driving in court.

Gerald Hoefbaum of Dayton, Ohio, driver of the machine involved in the accident which Monday proved fatal to Garl Fraze, infirmary employe, was charged with reckless driving in Randolph circuit court Tuesday afternoon.

One is dead, another is in critical condition as a result of two automobile accidents over the Labor day holiday. The Dead: Philip Garfield (Garl) Fraze, 61, farmhand at the Randolph county infirmary for the last four and one-half years. Critically wounded: Mrs. Edwards Wayt, 58, of near Parker. She is confined in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester.

Fraze was killed almost instantly Sunday about 2 p. m. when struck by an automobile as he was driving a team of horses on state road 27 near the infirmary south of Winchester. His death was the fourth of the year due to an automobile accident in Randolph county. To this date in 1940 there had been ten, Sheriff Kora E. Davis said. The total 1940 auto fatality list was sixteen.

The accident in which Mrs. Wayt was injured occurred about 4 p. m. Sunday a half mile southwest of Farmland on the angling pike near the Clyde Moore farm.

Held in the county jail as a result of the accident which took the life of the infirmary farmhand is Gerald Hoefbaum, 521 Bowen street, Dayton, Ohio, driver of the machine. Hoefbaum, accompanied by three vacation companions and two hitch-hiking soldiers enroute to Scott Field, Ill., told Sheriff Davis he was attempting to pass another machine operated by C. W. Packard, 342 West Williams street, Fort Wayne, also headed south who at the same time attempted to pass Fraze and his team of horses.

Statements of Hoefbaum and his three companions, John Zindorf, 1501 Richard street, Richard L. Wolff, 511 St. Joseph avenue, and Robert Clark Muller, 130 Haynes street, all of Dayton, taken at the jail by Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said that the four young men had left Chicago about 8:15 a. m. Monday, enroute to Dayton. Hoefbaum was driving a 1940 Ford tudor. The Dayton car started to go around a machine ahead. Hoefbaum "honking" his horn, the statements said, and pulling to the left. There was a team of horses being driven south ahead of the car, "we started to go around. We got by and felt the car pull to the left and swerve back to the right. We pulled up and stopped in about two light poles. There was a man lying on the east side of the road. One horse ran to the east, the other to the south."

A right rear leg of one of the mares, owned by the county, was broken and at the request of Superintendent Roy Thornburg, the animal was shot by Sheriff Davis.

In the Dayton car were two soldiers enroute to Scott Field, Ill. They were Willard Miller and Donald Powell, both attached to the 34th air school squadron. They were not held, but the Dayton men were returned to Winchester where their statements were taken by the coroner in the presence of the sheriff.

Muller, Zindorf and Wolff, who with Hoefbaum had been vacationing in Michigan, returned latter in the afternoon to Dayton by bus.

Driver of the second car involved, Mr. Pickard, was not held. He also was accompanied by two hitch-hikers, Hugh H. Hawes and Virgil Scott, both of Charlestown, W. Va.

Funeral services for Mr. Fraze will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Saratoga U. B. church, with burial in the Saratoga cemetery. The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence of a niece, Mrs. Walter Coats, on Orange street.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Harold of Michigan City; a sister, Mrs. Ida Miller of Hartford City; two brothers, Milo and Ollie, both of near Winchester.

Hospital attaches reported the condition of Mrs. Wayt as somewhat improved although still critical Tuesday. The accident in which she was injured involved cars occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaufman of Farmland and Mr. and Mrs. Wayt. The Kaufman car traveling southwest on the angling pike near the Clyde Moore farm a half mile southwest of Farmland collided headon with the Wayt machine.

Mr. Wayt was dismissed from the hospital Tuesday. The injured were taken to the Winchester hospital in the Thornburg ambulance from Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1941

Death claims Harry Byrne. - Union City man dies following brief illness.

Following an illness of about 45 days, Harry Russell Byrne, 49, resident of 515 East Elm street, Union City, died Monday at 8:45 a. m. in the Union City hospital.

Mr. Byrne, born in June, 1892 at 513 East Elm street, had spent his entire life in Union City. He attended the East Side schools and was a member of the Union City United Brethren church. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Byrne.

Surviving besides the widow, Pearl Marie, are his father, Owen Byrne, of Union City; two brothers, Joseph Byrne and Leslie Byrne, both of Union City, and one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Murphy, of Funruk, Fla.

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

The body will be returned from the Brooks funeral home Wednesday noon to the Residence on East Elm street where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1941

Young funeral on Wednesday. - Short illness is fatal to man, age 74 years, near Winchester.

Daniel W. Young, 74, died Monday afternoon at his home three miles east of Winchester after a short illness. The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and removed to the late residence Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home with Rev. Zelma Mills in charge. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. P. H. Brown of Lynn and Mrs. Norma Drewery of Dearborn, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Keagy, and one brother, A. L. Young, of near Greenville, Ohio.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 2, 1941

Union City relatives plan to attend funeral of Ralph Lennen.

Relatives residing in this community plan to attend funeral services Wednesday at 3 p. m. (DST) at Clarksville for Ralph Lennen, 47, who died Monday morning at his home near Noblesville.

Survivors include the widow, Frances; one daughter, Joan, at home, and two sisters, Miss. Ivy Lennen, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ethel Hines of Noblesville. One son is deceased.

Mrs. Lennen before her marriage was Miss Frances Ennis, a native and until about 20 years ago, a resident of Union City. Relatives from this vicinity who will attend the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Warren Montano, Miss Anna Ennis and Lysle Sheeley.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1941

A. K. Remmel funeral to be held Saturday. - Former Winchester man will be buried at Fort Wayne.

Ft. Wayne, Ind., Sept. 5. --- Funeral services for Arthur K. Remmel, 55, of 344 West Woodland avenue, former managing editor of the News-Sentinel who died of a gunshot wound in the head about 11 a. m. yesterday, will be held at 4 p. m. Saturday at the Wayne street Methodist church with Rev. Paul Benedict officiating. Interment will be in Lindenwood cemetery.

Mr. Remmel relinquished his position as managing editor of The News-Sentinel on June 1, of this year after 21 years of service. Although having undergone a major operation early this year, Mr. Remmel's health was good when he returned to work and his recovery from his illness had been complete. A few weeks prior to surrendering his post at the News-Sentinel, Mr. Remmel was requested to take a six months leave of absence. It was during this leave that his service was terminated.

He committed suicide at his home by shooting himself in the head with a .32-caliber pistol. Dr. A. P. Hattendorf, Allen county coroner, found that Mr. Remmel had died of a self-inflicted bullet wound in the posterior section of the brain and returned a suicide verdict. He left no note.

The body was taken to the Klae?in Funeral home where it may be viewed from noon today until 3 p. m. Saturday. It will lie in state at the Wayne street Methodist church between 3 and 4 p. m. Saturday. Trustees of the church probably will serve as pallbearers. The family has requested the omission of flowers.

While the managing editor of the News-Sentinel he also was vice-president and chairman of the Board of News Publishing company.

Mr.. Remmel, active in religious, civic and political affairs here for many years, was alone at the time of his death.

The first shot from the pistol, which caused no injury, was fired in the music room of the Remmel home and pierced the ceiling. The body, the gun still clutched in one had, was found at the foot of the living room stairs by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alta H. Heinrichs, 340 West Woodland avenue, who heard the shots. Mrs. Remmel had gone to the uptown district earlier in the morning.

Mr. Remmel began newspaper work as a reporter on the Winchester Herald in the city of his birth in 1906 after studying at the Murat Halsted school of journalism in Cincinnati and Voris college at Indianapolis. He was associated with the Peoria, Ill. Journal for several years before coming to this city. He became managing editor of the News-Sentinel in 1923.

He came to Fort Wayne in 1913 as city editor of the Sentinel. When the News and the Sentinel were consolidated in 1917 he became state editor of the News-Sentinel, a position he held until his advancement to the Managing editorship.

The father, Samuel T. Remmel, was a Civil war veteran and his mother was Frances (Kizer) Remmel. The local man attended the public schools in Winchester.

Prominent for years in Republican politics, Mr. Remmel served on the platform committee of the party's state convention in 1924 and was chairman of that group at the 1926 convention. Seven times he served as delegate to state conventions of the party and in 1936 was chairman of the state convention resolutions committee. He represented the local Republican organization as a delegate to the 1935 "grass roots" convention at Springfield, Ill., and was a member and past president of the Indiana Republican Editorial association.

His civic interests included membership in the chamber of commerce, the Fort Wayne civic council, the Fort Wayne safety council, the Y. M. C. A. and the board of trustees of the city rescue mission.

Mr. Remmel was president of the board of trustees of the Wayne street Methodist church and the Sunday Evening club a forum, and was superintendent of the Sunday school department of the church.

In business, Mr. Remmel was secretary-treasurer of the Three Rivers Coal company and was director of the Brotherhood Mutual Life Insurance company.

Also, he was director of the Goodwill Industries, Inc., a member of the Maumee Valley Improvement commission, a lay delegate to the North Indiana conference of the Methodist church, a member of the American Society of Editors and held membership in many other professional, social and civic organizations, including the Indiana tax survey commission.

Several years ago, Fletcher college, University Park, Iowa, awarded him an honorary degree of doctor of literature.

He was an associate member of the Sigma Delta Chi, national collegiate professional journalistic fraternity.

Mr. Remmel was a member of several Masonic organizations.

While the World war was in progress, he served in campaigns for the Victory and Liberty Loans, and in war drives of the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the advisory committee of the Allen county food administration and aided in the enlistment of youths for the military training camps.

Mr. Remmel also was active in the Y. M. C. A. building fund drive, the Community Chest campaigns and in similar services for the Catholic Community center and the Y. W. C. A.

He was a past president of the Quest club and for many years was active in the Kiwanis club, having served that organization in an executive capacity. He had membership in the Columbus club at Indianapolis and the National Press club at Washington.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nelle B. Remmel, a daughter, Emalyn Frances Remmel, at home, and a brother, William D. Remmel, United States commissioner for the northern Indiana federal court district.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1941

Electrician is killed by shock working in Greenville building.

Paul R. Smith, 27 year old electrician of Bunola, Pa., was electrocuted at 1:30 p. m. Thursday while working on wiring in an attic above the store rooms at 431-433 South Broadway, Greenville, which had recently been leased by the G. C. Murphy company.

Smith, who had been sent to Greenville three weeks ago by officials of the company to assist in remodeling the store rooms, was alone in the attic when death occurred.

A brother, Delbert, also an electrician, who was working in a room directly below the attic heard his brother scream and rushed to his assistance. However, his efforts as well as the attempts of doctors to revive the man were futile.

Dr. A. F. Sarver, acting Darke county coroner, returned a verdict of death due to electrocution.

The accident victim's wife and two young children had accompanied him to Greenville. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith, live at Bunola, Pa.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1941

Warner rites to be Saturday - Dean of Muncie Bar is dead; Rollin Warner was 85 years old.

Muncie, Ind., Sept. 5, --- Rollin Warner, 85, senior member of the law firm of Warner, Clark and Warner, died unexpectedly late yesterday morning in his office in the Western Reserve Life building. Mr. Warner had been engaged in the practice of law in Muncie since 1889 and was the oldest active member of the profession in the city.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock (CST) Saturday afternoon at the Meeks mortuary. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Surviving are three sons, Everett Warner, of Muncie; Cecil B. Warner, of Toledo; R. Miles Warner of Wilmette, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Clyne Campbell, of Muncie; Mrs. J. J. Somerville, of Delaware, O.; Mrs. L. H. Millikan, of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Flora Agnes Jordan, of Blountsville.

He was born April 16, 1856, at Blountsville in Henry county, the son of Eli and Emily (Burch) Warner and attended the Blountsville public school and later the National Normal school in Lebanon, O. Mr. Warner studied law in Winchester in the office of Leander J. Monks, a well known Indiana jurist, and William A. Thompson, who was judge of the Delaware county circuit court for many years.

Rollin Warner was elected city attorney by the city council in 1892, He resigned that office in 1903 to devote all his time to his private practice. In 1912 he was unanimously nominated for congress by the Republican party of the old eighth Indiana district. He served two terms as a member of the board of education of the city of Muncie.

Mr. Warner at the height of his career was in demand as a speaker for the Republican party and was identified with the political leaders of that time. His legal business included the representation of a number of important firms and business men. Many young men entering the practice of law were accustomed to confer with him.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1941

Former Ansonia resident dies in Dayton hospital.

Relatives in this vicinity have been notified of the death of Milo T. Fryar, 81, formerly of Ansonia, which occurred Thursday morning at the Miami Valley hospital in Dayton. He had been failing for several weeks.

Mr. Fryar, who had lived at Dayton for several years, was formerly employed by the Big Four railroad at Ansonia, and later was engaged in farming pursuits. At one time he operated a grain elevator at Elroy.

Immediate survivors include a wife, Grace; one son, Harry of Indianapolis; a daughter, Louella, of Cincinnati, several grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Replogle, Mrs. Clara Garrison and Mrs. Mattie Miller, all of Greenville.

The body has been taken to the Fisher-Becker funeral home, Ansonia, where services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 5, 1941

Henrietta Epps dies at home. - Services to be held Sunday at the Long Community Church.

Mrs. Henrietta H. Epps, 72, wife of Edward E. Epps, died at 1:45 a. m. Thursday at her home seven miles southwest of Union City after an illness of six years' duration.

Mrs. Epps, who had spent the major part of her life in Darke county, O., was born and reared at Spartanburg, Randolph county. Her father, the late John Revelas, was a brother of Hiram A. Revels, first Negro U. S. senator. He was elected in 1876 in Mississippi.

Besides her husband, she leaves six children, four sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren. The children are: Joseph W. Epps, of New York City; Merl L. Epps, Nashville, Tenn.; Garcie H. Epps, Sandusky, O.; Mrs. Mary L. Clemens, Greenville and Mrs. Ruth A. Nickens, Richmond. Four other children preceded her in death.

Funeral services are to be held at the Community church at Long, Ohio, at 2 p. m. Sunday with Elder Edward Bass and Elder William Jones officiating. Burial will be in Bass cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 6, 1941

Jackson Twp. native dies. - Funeral services to be Sunday for Isaac H. Byrum.

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson township, Randolph county, Isaac H. Byrum, 86, died at 9:15 p. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Reish, three miles northwest of Union City. Death following a serious illness of five days, was attributed to heart failure.

Mr. Byrum was born November 19, 1854, the son of Lorenso and Lizzie (Hickman) Byrum. He attended the Jackson township school and later was united in marriage with Sarah Crouse, who died several years ago. For many years the deceased was a well known farmer in the community retiring about 16 years ago.

Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Frank Reish, at whose residence death occurred; one son, John Byrum, residing south of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Richard Shaw, of Saratoga; a half-brother, Frank Harshman, residing one mile southwest of Union City; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Earl Lantz at the New Lisbon church, five miles northwest of Union City. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the home of the daughter after Saturday evening.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 6, 1941

Woman, victim of accident, is dead at Parker. - Mrs. Edward Wayt, by, dies of injuries in Winchester hospital.

Death of Mrs. Edward Wayt, 58, at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester Thursday at 9:30 p. m., was the fourth due to an automobile accident in Randolph county this year, Sheriff Kora E. Davis said today. It had been thought the death of Garl Fraze on Labor day was the fourth.

Mrs. Wayt, Parker, died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday before Labor day when the machine in which she was riding with her husband collided headon with a car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaufman of Farmland on the angling pike near the Clyde Moore farm, a half mile southwest of Farmland.

Mr. Wayt, an electrician, was dismissed from the hospital last Tuesday. The couple had been residents of Parker for the past three months, having moved there from Wisconsin.

The husband, a step-son, Alfred Wayt, of Parker and one son who lives in Wisconsin, survive.

Funeral arrangements will not be made until after hearing from the son.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 8, 1941

Mrs. Sam Coby passes away. - Ill only one week; heart condition blamed for death.

A heart condition following an illness of only one week claimed the life of Mrs. Samuel Coby, 68, Monday at 2:30 a. m. at her residence in Hillgrove, southeast of Union City.

Mrs. Coby was born in Jay county, Ind., May 8, 1872, Ida Dean Bailey, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Bailey. On December 14, 1889, she was united in marriage with Samuel Coby in Jay county. A resident of Hillgrove for the past 25 years, she was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church.

Surviving besides the husband, Samuel, are four children, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Indianapolis, Mrs. Bertha Williamson, of Greenville, O.; Hugh Coby, of northeast of Union City, and Floyd Coby, of Hillgrove; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Otto Hamilton Bailey, of west of Union City; Elijah Bailey, Jack Bailey, Mrs. Cecilia Runkle, and Mrs. Ollie (Viola ?) Bailey, all of Portland; Emanuel Bailey and Calvin Bailey, of Marion, O., and Mrs. Elizabeth Imel, of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Brooks Funeral home in Union City where funeral arrangements will be completed.

(Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Hillgrove residence, Rev. Perry officiated. Interment was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 8, 1941

Long illness proves fatal. - Claude Thornburg, 55, is claimed by death in Winchester.

Claude Thornburg, 55, passed away at his home, 801 North Main street, Winchester, Sunday, following a lingering illness.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Harvey Thornburg in Charge. Interment will be in Spartanburg cemetery.

Survivors are the wife, Myrtle; two sons, Ralph and John Thornburg, of Winchester; three daughters, Agnes Thornburg of Union City, Ada Thornburg of Winchester and Hester Thornburg of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Conklin of Union City, and Mrs. Ralph Corle of Portland. Two grandchildren also survive.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1941

Death claims Lewis Strahan. - Heart attack is fatal to Huntsville man; funeral Thursday.

Lewis Strahan, 64, died suddenly at his home in Huntsville at 9:55 o'clock Monday night, death being due to a heart attack.

Surviving are the wife, Grace; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Fisher of near Winchester, Mrs. Lillie Jackson of Lynn, Mrs. Hattie Moistner and Mrs. Deon Willard of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mary Keller of Richmond; one brother, John Strahan of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a. m. at the Huntsville church, with Rev. S. E. Caruth, assisted by Rev. Zelma Mills, officiating. Interment will be in the cemetery at Fountain City.

The Reynard funeral home at Modoc is in charge.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 9, 1941

Father of Union City woman heart victim; services Wednesday.

Ira Metzcar, 56, father of Mrs. Emerson Willis, Union City, died suddenly at 1:15 a. m. Monday at his late home in Middletown from the effects of a heart attack. He had lived in Middletown for the past ten years.

Surviving are the father; a sister, Mildred; ten children; four grandchildren and two brothers, Russell and Charles, both of Cincinnati.

The children six sons and four daughters are: Burnell Metzcar, Greenville; Robert Metzcar, Cincinnati; Mrs. Emerson Willis, Union City, and Richard, Eugene, Glenn, Buddy, Margaret, Mary and Dorothy, all at home.

Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records show nothing on this burial.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1941

George H. Ward, 72, Winchester attorney is claimed by death. - Veteran Attorney dies in Hospital; last rites on Friday.

George H. Ward, 72, of Winchester, one of the oldest practicing attorneys in Randolph county, died at the Randolph County hospital Wednesday night at 6:30 o'clock. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Although Mr. Ward had been in failing health for the past several months, his death was unexpected and came as a shock to his many friends and colleagues.

Born in Goose Pasture in Winchester on July 13, 1869, Mr. Ward was graduated from Winchester high school and when 19 years of age entered the office of the late Judge J. S. Engle to read law. He later entered into his own practice and was active in the law profession until his death.

Several months ago, Harold J. Bell became affiliated with Mr. Ward in the practice of law.

Known as an attorney and an individual who spoke his mind "no matter what," as some of his friends termed it, Mr. Ward was acknowledged throughout Indiana for his proficiency in his profession.

Surviving are the wife, Mae, and several nieces and nephews.

The body, prepared for burial at the Summers funeral home, will be taken to the residence, 434 North Main street, Winchester, Thursday at 2 p. m. Friends are invited to call.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the Main street Church of Christ in charge of Rev. G. M. Payne, assisted by Rev. Raymond Harris. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

(At the probate of the Will the widow was named Mary M. Ward. Two of Mrs. Ward's nieces were identified as Mary Elizabeth Arnold Cobb and Myrtle Inlay of Shelbyville, IN.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1941

Wayne Twp. native dies. - Services to be Friday 2 p. m. for Miss Anna G. Abel.

A native and lifelong resident of Wayne township, Randolph county, Miss Anna G. Abel, 74, died following a lingering illness Tuesday at 7:20 p. m. at the home of her brother, George Abel, one-half mile south of Union City on the Jackson pike. She had been seriously ill for three days, death being attributed to complication resulting from a heart condition.

Miss Abel was born on December 5, 1866, in the house where death occurred, the daughter of Arend and Marguerite (Schumacher) Abel. She attended the Old No. 4 school in Wayne township and was a member of the Union City Lutheran church. Until her health failed a few years ago, she was an active member of the church Ladies Aid society.

George Abel, her brother, is the only immediate survivor.

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

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

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 11, 1941

Former Union City school head's widow dies in Terre Haute.

Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 10. --- Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Bertha (Wiggs) Hines, 69, widow of Dr. L. N. Hines, one-time superintendent of Union City West Side schools and former president of Indiana State Teachers college, this city. Mrs. Hines died Tuesday morning at her home in Terre Haute.

The deceased was prominent in social and civic circles for many years. She was born in Union City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wiggs and was married to Dr. Hines in 1907 when he was state superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Hines was superintendent of schools in Union City from 1905-07.

Surviving are one son, Neal, Noblesville newspaperman, and one daughter, Ann, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence in Terre Haute.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 13, 1941

Mother of former Darke superintendent dead.

Mrs. Ollie Viola Gower, 74, mother of A. E. Gower, former Darke county school superintendent, died at 3:30 p. m. Thursday at her home in Savona after a four day illness from heart trouble.

Surviving are two sons, A. E. Garver, of Chillocothe, and Chester Gower, of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvester McCabe, of Trenton, O., and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the U. B. church at Savona at 2:30 p. m. Sunday with Rev. M. D. Klepinger of Dayton officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville cemetery.

(Stutz, Sando and Storch Funeral Home records state that Ollie Viola Gower was born Aug. 6, 1867 at Ithaca, OH., the daughter of John Long and Frances Brock (both born at Arcanum, OH.))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1941

Death claims former Union City resident.

Mrs. Grace Hart, 51, Darke county native and former resident of Union City, died Friday evening at her late home near Plain City, O., about 12 miles northwest of Columbus. She had been in poor health for the last eight months.

She was a daughter of the late William Heck, of Palestine, where she had spent her younger years.

Burial is planned at Palestine, with the cortege leaving the Heck residence at 11 a. m. Monday. Services are to be held at 2 p. m. (EST) at the Palestine Universalist church, Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Immediate survivors include her husband, Claude Hart; a son, Dale, of Columbus; one grandson, and a brother, Louis Heck, of Amlin, O.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1941

Maggie Tucker passes away. - Short illness proves fatal to Winchester widow.

Mrs. Maggie Tucker, 65, 315 Wall street, Winchester, widow of the late Joseph Tucker, died following a short illness Sunday evening in the Randolph county hospital, Winchester.

Survivors include eight sons, George, Tom, Jesse, William, B. F., Frank, Gobel and Arthur, all of Winchester; three daughters, Miss Thelma Tucker, Mrs. Bessie Eltzroth and Mrs. Gladys Ball, all of Winchester; four brothers, George Devers, of Muncie; James Devers, Walter Brown Devers and John Devers, all of Midway, Ky., and three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Riddle, Mrs. Buena Aburns and Mrs. Ellen Keith, all of Midway, Ky., and several grandchildren.

The remains will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Winchester to the residence on Wall street Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangement will be completed later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1941

Ralph Cable dies after 5 year illness.

Ralph W. Cable, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry J. Cable, who reside five miles southeast of Greenville, died at 6:35 a. m. Friday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after an illness of five year's duration.

The youth, a member of the 1940 graduating class at Greenville high school, was active in 4-H club work, specializing in Guernsey cattle breeding. He also was interested in aviation and had planned to enter a training school at Wichita, Kan.

Besides the father and mother, he leaves three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Cable and Alonzo Williams, all of Greenville.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Abbottsville church with Rev. Leroy Smelker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Ralph William Cable was born April 4, 1922 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Jerry Cable and Lova May Williams (both born in Darke Co., OH.))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 15, 1941

Retired farmer dies at daughter's home.

William C. Fullroth, 75, a native and lifelong resident of Darke county, died at 7:45 a. m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Reiman, four miles south of Greenville on U. S. route 127. He had been in failing health for the past year.

Mr. Fullroth, who had been active in farming pursuits for many years in the Greenville area, was a member of Grace Lutheran church, E. Water street, Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, Edward, of Greenville township, and Frederick, of Bradford rural route 1; the one daughter, Mrs. William Reiman; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; a half brother, Henry Fullroth, of Ansonia, rural route, and several nephews and nieces.

The body may be viewed at the Reiman residence until 1:30 p. m. Monday when the cortege will leave for Grace Lutheran church. Services will be held there at 2 o'clock with Rev. Martin Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 17, 1941

Greenville awning maker's widow dies.

Mrs. Agnes (Browne) Wolf, 72, widow of the late G. T. Wolf, Greenville awning manufacturer, died at 2:10 p. m. Sunday at her residence, 503 East Third street. She had suffered from heart trouble for an extended period, with her condition becoming critical ten days ago.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Cyril Keckler, John T. Wolf and Walter Lee Wolf and four grandchildren, Sarah, Tom, Arthur and Kirk Wolf, all of Greenville.

She also leaves three brothers, William A. Browne, Jr., and Walter E. Browne, publishers of the Greenville Daily Advocate, and Linn M. Browne, former sheriff of Darke county.

Funeral services are to be held at the Wolf residence at 4 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. John Weaver, pastor of Trinity Episcopal church, Troy, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 19, 1941

County farmer dies near Lynn. - Death of Alonzo Murray follows extended illness.

Following and extended illness, Alonzo J. Murray, 73, prominent Randolph county farmer, died Thursday at 10 p. m. at his residence east of Lynn.

The deceased had been a resident of Randolph county for the past 29 years, moving to the Lynn community from near Vincennes.

Surviving besides the widow, Isabelle M., are three sons, Edgar F., of near Lynn; Ted, of Richmond, and John, of Lynn; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Van Etten, of Richmond; Mrs. Georgia Briner, of Hazelton; Mrs. Mary Armstrong, of near Lynn, and Mrs. Henrietta Miller, of Webster; one brother, Fred Murray, of Hagerstown and nine grandchildren.

The body will be removed from the Thomas funeral home in Lynn to the residence, east of that city, at 5 p. m. Friday. Friends are invited to call after that time. Funeral arrangements will be completed Friday.

(Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Spartanburg Methodist church with Rev. K. Edward Maynard in charge. Interment was made in the Spartanburg cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 19, 1941

Wayne Co. draftee dies at camp; to return body to Lynn.

Word has been received at Lynn of the death of Morris Ross, 21, Wayne county draftee station at a government camp in Maryland. The information stated that death was caused by injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The exact time of death was not made clear.

Survivors include the father, William E.. Ross, of near Fountain City; his mother, Mrs. Eunice Dixon, of Cambridge City; a brother, Orville Ross, of near Fountain City, and a grandmother, Mrs. Ida Ross, also residing near Fountain City.

The body will be returned to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn, after which time funeral arrangements will be made.

(Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Williamsburg Friends church with Rev. Donald Jennings, of Summitville, in charge. Burial was made in the Buena Vista cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 20, 1941

Jacob Inman, native of Randolph County, is buried on Friday.

Jacob Inman, 99, native of Randolph county, was buried Friday at Somerville, Ohio, where death occurred Wednesday. Born in Washington township on February 7, 1842, Mr. Inman lived in that community until reaching young manhood, when he moved to Somerville.

He would have been 100 years old next February 7.

Miss India Brumfield, southeast of Winchester, a second cousin, is the closest relative in Randolph county.

Mr. Inman was the sole survivor of Wetzel Compton Post No. 96, Grand Army of the Republic. He spent three years as a soldier in the Eighty-Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment during the Civil war, after which he returned to Somerville to engage in farming.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 20, 1941

Former Union City pastor dies in New York.

Word received Friday morning by Rev. and Mrs. Earl Lantz, Union City, stated that Rev. W. W. Sniff, 75, pastor of the Union City Christian church from 1920 to 1922, had died in New York City Thursday. His residence was New Castle, Pa.

Survivors include two sons, Cecil Sniff and Leslie Sniff, both of New York, and a brother residing in Kansas. Death is said to have resulted from complications arising from a liver disorder.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at New Castle, Pa

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 20, 1941

Howell infant dies at Riley hospital.

Joyce Elaine Howell, two month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Howell, of Winchester, died of bronchial pneumonia at Riley hospital in Indianapolis Thursday evening. The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home at Modoc Friday night.

The baby was one of twins born prematurely, the other dying at birth. Joyce had been in an incubator in the Randolph County and Riley hospitals since she was born.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Miriam, and the grandparents, Mrs. Carl Current, of Mooreland, and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Howell of Huntsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1941

Death claims K. H. Shreeves. - Funeral services Monday for resident of Union City.

An invalid for the past five years, Kenneth Richard Shreeves, 31, died Saturday at 6:30 a. m. at the family residence 534 North Howard street, Union City.

The deceased was born on June 2, 1910, the son of Lewis Walter and Leota (Conklin) Shreeves in Darke county, Ohio. He attended the Wayne township school in Randolph county and was a member of the Harrisville Christian church. He had been a lifelong member of the Union City community.

Surviving besides the parents are one sister, Mrs. Agnes Sutton, residing east of Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Christian church. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body has been returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where it will lie in state until the hour of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1941

Mrs. O. G. Gist dies suddenly. - Heart condition claims life of Union City Mayor's wife.

Stricken seriously ill two hour earlier, Mrs. Oliver G. Gist, 74, died Sunday at 6:45 p. m. at her residence, 445 West Pearl street, Union City. Death, although sudden, followed a period of failing health which had extended over the past two and on-half years and resulted from a heart condition.

Mrs. Gist, a native and lifelong resident of Union City, before the failure of health had been active in the civic and social enterprises of the community, especially the Red Cross. She had attended the Union City schools and was a member, formerly very active, in the Methodist church. She also belonged to the Business and Professional Women's club and at one time was a member of the Twentieth Century club, as well as other clubs and societies in the city.

The deceased was born in Union City on July 7, 1867, Effie F. Dunn, daughter of Simeon H. and Savannah (Mauzy) Dunn.

Surviving besided the husband, Oliver G. Gist, mayor of Union City, Ind., is one brother, Thomas Dunn, also of Union City.

The remains were taken to the Fraze funeral home in Union City pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

(Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church in charge. Burial was made in the Union City cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1941

Death follows brief illness. - Mrs. Frank Monks dies in county hospital; rites Tuesday.

Following a brief illness, Mrs. Frank Monks, 69, died shortly after midnight Monday morning in the Randolph County hospital, in Winchester. She resided at 404 North Main street, Winchester.

Surviving besides the husband, Frank Monks, are three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Snyder, of Winchester; Mrs. D. R. Mann, of Lynn, and Mrs. G. F. Zumbrum, of Lima, O.; two sons, Harry Monks, and John Monks, both of Winchester, and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m.

(Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday in the Main Street Church of Christ, Winchester, with Rev. G. M. Payne officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Park cemetery.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1941

Former Jay County boy burns to death in Army plane crash.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 21. --- Lieut. Walter H. Boyd, former Portland boy, was burned to death late Thursday afternoon when the airplane in which he was riding with Lieut. Raymond H. Baldwin, of Evansville, and Corp. Artie H. Howard, of Saylersville, Kentucky, overshot the municipal airport at Marshall, Texas.

The men were returning from maneuvers held in Louisiana. Corporal Howard was also burned to death and Lieutenant Baldwin was seriously burned.

Boyd's father resides at Long Beach, California, which was given as the officer's address in wire reports. An uncle, John Boyd, resides southeast of Portland, on the Boundary road, and another uncle, Lee Walling, resides at Pennville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 22, 1941

Chassis driver killed on way to Union City.

Celina, O., Sept. 21. --- J. Dee Bush, 45, truck driver of Detroit died Friday afternoon at the Gibbons hospital, 20 minutes after being brought here following a wreck two miles south of St. Henry on U. S. route 118.

Bush and James Onkst, Union City, were driving bus chassis through from Detroit to Union City when the accident occurred. Bush, attempting to pass a car, lost control of his truck and headed for a ditch. Attempting to jump, it is believed that his foot caught in the gears and he was thrown beneath the wheels of the truck.

Rushed to the office of a St. Henry physician, he was later removed by ambulance to the local hospital where death occurred.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 23, 1941

Former Union City woman dies in Detroit; funeral here today.

Mrs. Belle McDonald, 90, widow of Francis McDonald, died Sunday at 8 a. m. at her residence, 1219 Lycaster avenue, Detroit, Michigan. A former resident of the Union City community, Mrs. McDonald had made her home for many years in Detroit.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Anna Fowler, formerly of Union City, and Mrs. Lottie Mittman, both of Detroit.

Following the arrival by train Tuesday morning in Union City, the body will be removed to the Fraze funeral home. Graveside funeral services with Rev. Floyd Seelig officiating, will be conducted at 1 p. m. today in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 24, 1941

Reuben Combs passes away. - Services for Winchester man to be held Thursday.

Reuben Henry Combs, 83, died at his home, 521, North Main street, Winchester, at 1 p. m. Tuesday.

Survivors are the widow, Eliza Anne; one son, Russell of near Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Oakley Wolfe, of Winchester; one grandson; two sisters, Miss Amy Combs and Mrs. Emma Ridenbaugh, both of Alexandria.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester and will remain there until Thursday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence with Rev. John Watson officiating and Rev. Selma Mills, assisting. Interment will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, September 24, 1941

Plan Wallace burial in local Catholic cemetery Thursday.

Portland, Ind., Sept. 23. --- Mary Jane Wallace, 62, died Tuesday morning at 2:17 o'clock in the Jay County hospital following an illness of several months duration.

The deceased had lived with a sister, Mrs. Pavey Bickel, of South Meridian street, Portland, for the past year. Previous to that time, she had resided in Anderson, where she had been employed for 15 years.

Surviving are three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Pavey Bickel, with whom she made her home; Mrs. J. E. Kennedy, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ray Shoemaker, of Muncie; James Wallace and John Wallace, both of Noble township; and Michael Wallace, of near Portland.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, of which she was a member. Rev. Fr. Mathias Bodinger, parish pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery at Union City.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1941

H. A. Anderson dies in Union City. - Services to be held in Lynn Thursday morning.

A heart condition said to have been aggravated by a long period of failing health, claimed the life of Hall Amos Anderson, 41, at the home of his father, Everett Anderson, in Union City, Ohio.

Death occurred at 5 p. m. Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Mr. Anderson had arrived at his father's home from California.

The deceased was a native of Greensfork township, Randolph county. He attended the Spartanburg schools.

Surviving besides the father is his mother, Mrs. Ida Anderson, of Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Sipe, of Arcanum, O., and Mrs. Margaret Dunford, of Winchester, and two brothers, Max and Herbert Anderson, both of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a. m. in the Thomas funeral chapel at Lynn. Burial will follow in the Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 6 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1941

Union City woman passes away. - Lingering illness fatal to Mrs. Samuel Harnish.

Mrs. Samuel (Alice) Harnish, 74, lifelong resident of the Union City community, died Wednesday at noon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas H. Tobin, 120 West Oak street, Union City, following a lingering illness.

The deceased,, who resided at 111 Chestnut street, Union City, was born in Darke county, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob M. Bailey and Mary Jane (Westfall) Bailey on February 18, 1867. She was united in marriage with Samuel Harnish on January 22, 1919, in the Union City Christian church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Harnish attended the old Teegarden school in Jackson township, Ohio, and later the Union City East Side schools.

Surviving besides the husband, are one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Elizabeth) Tobin, Union City, and a brother, J. Warren Bailey.

The body will be removed from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence, 111 West Chestnut street, Thursday afternoon where it will lie in state and friends may call until the hour of the service, Saturday at 2 p. m.

The funeral will be conducted in the Union City Christian church, with Rev. Ben Holroyd officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1941

Ansonia monument dealer's widow dies; rites set Thursday.

Mrs. Josephine Miller, 88, widow of the late M. H. Miller, founder of the Miller and Son Monument company at Ansonia, died at 7 p. m. Tuesday at her home in the neighboring town after a lingering illness.

Immediate survivors include six children, four sons and two daughters. They are: Russel and Noble Miller, of Ansonia; Rollin Miller, of Richmond; Loyal Miller, of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Maud Oliver, of Dayton, and Mrs. Caple Mendenhall, who lives in Florida.

Funeral services are to be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Miller residence with Rev. Hugh A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Teegarden cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, September 25, 1941

Believe farm suicide caused by ill health. - Irvine Sholly, 65, ends life with revolver in corn field.

Despondency over failing health is believed to have been the motive behind the suicide of Irvine Sholly, 65 year old Harrison township farmer, whose body was found at 11:55 a. m. Wednesday in a corn field adjoining his home, two miles south of New Madison.

Medical examiners,, including Dr. A. F. Sarver, acting Darke county coroner, report that Sholly had killed himself with a .32 calibre revolver. He is said to have held the gun against his chest, with the bullet entering just below the heart.

His body was discovered by his wife, Stella, when she went out to the field to call him for lunch. He had been cutting corn in the field since early morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Sholly had resided in the New Madison vicinity for the last nine years, moving there from Ellerton, which is near Germantown, in Montgomery county.

Sholly's only immediate survivors are his wife and four nephews and nieces.

The body has been removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home at New Madison.

(Stutz, Sando and Storck Funeral Home Records state that Irvine Sholly was born July 19, 1876 near Germantown, Ohio, the son of Joseph Sholly and Rosanna Wilson, both born in OH.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, September 26, 1941

Greenville township native passes away.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lees, 74, wife of Charles Lees, residing 2 miles north of Greenville on the Katsenberger road, died at 8:35 a. m. Thursday at Wayne hospital, Greenville. She had been critically ill for the last two weeks.

Besides the husband, she leaves two sons, Earl, of Richmond, and Harry, of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Louis Holzapfel, Jr., of Greenville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Levi Brandt, Greenville, and Samuel Brandt, Greenville rural route 4, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Martin, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Rebecca Kester, Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Louis Holzapfel, Jr., 412 Harrison avenue, at 2:30 p. m. Saturday. Rev. O. P. Hoffmen and Rev. Ira Blockher will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that she was born Nov. 13, 1866 in Greenville Twp, Darke Co., Ohio, the daughter of Christian Brandt and Mary Ann Spitler, both born in Lebanon, PA.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1941

Daniel T. Metzcar dies at Greenville.

Daniel T. Metzcar, 60, a well known Greenville interior decorator, died at 10 a. m. Friday at his residence, 200 Elm street, Greenville, after a lingering illness from heart disease.

Surviving are a wife, Anna, one son, Glendale at home; two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Cruse, of Woodington, and Mrs. Elizabeth Clevenger of New York City; and five brothers, Hamilton and Lou Metzcar, both of Lima; Link (Lincoln) Metzcar of Greenville; John Metzcar, of Muncie, and George Metzcar of Woodington.

The body has been removed to Miller funeral home, in Greenville where friends may call. Services to be held there at 2:30 p. m. Sunday with Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, officiating. Burial will be in the old Teegarden cemetery west of Ansonia.

(Miller Funeral Home Records states that he was born March 28, 1881 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Daniel Metzcar (b. Patterson Twp., Darke Co.) and Emma Wisinger (b. Martinsburg, WV))

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, September 27, 1941

Jackson Twp. native dies. - Death occurs in East Chicago; rites at Lisbon Sunday.

Mrs. Nettie Hinkle, 86, native of Jackson township, Randolph county and widow of S. J. Hinkle, died Thursday at 5 p. m. in East Chicago, where she had made her home for the past four years. She had been in failing health for some time.

She was born in Jackson township on December 25, 1854, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Simmons.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Della Deam, River Dale station, Chicago; A. B.. Hinkle and R. R. Hinkle, also of East Chicago; Mrs. Minnie Warren, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Omer Carl Hinkle of Chicago, Mrs. Doris Golder, of East Chicage and Mrs. Thetis Hinkle of East Chicago; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Two children, Earle and Gertrude have preceded her in death. Mr. Hinkle passed away November 19, 1919.

The body will be returned to Union City. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Lisbon church with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

(Obituary, published Oct. 1st. - Henrietta Simmons, the daughter of James and Avaline Simmons, was born in Randolph county, Indiana, December the 25th, 1853. On April the 11th, 1874, she was united in marriage to squire James Hinkle. To this union were born the following children: Della, Aurelius, Ross, Minnie, Omer Carl, Earle, Thetis, Doris, and Gertrude.

In 1921 Mrs. Hinkle moved with her family to East Chicago and has resided there ever since.)

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, September 29, 1941

Death claims D. D. Heaston. - 4 year illness ends for retired Winchester contractor.

David Daniel Heaston, 72, well known retired Winchester contractor, died Sunday at 7:15 p. m. at the Randolph County hospital, where he had been taken about a week ago. He had been in failing health for the past four years.

Surviving are the wife, Bertha; one brother, Harry; one sister, Mrs. Charles Coates; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ed Heaston and Mrs. Lewis Heaston, all of near Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Clark and Maynard funeral home for burial preparation. Funeral arrangements will be made following receipt of word from relatives in the west.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, September 30, 1941

Accident fatal to hunter shot in forehead. - Mother finds body of young man near residence.

An accidental gunshot wound to the head proved fatal at 10:30 a. m. Monday to Earl Parker, 29, death occurring at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. He was injured about 7 a. m.

Parker, who for the last three weeks had made his home with a brother, Walter, four miles south of Winchester, was shot in the head when climbing a fence.

Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, said after preliminary investigation that his report would show "accidental death." The story of the coroner learned was to the effect that:

Walter Parker had taken a shot at a squirrel in the yard by the house, but missed. Earl then took the bun to find the animal and about 15 minutes later his mother looked out of the house window and saw her son's body lying by a fence. It is thought he had attempted to climb the fence when the gun discharged, the shot hitting him in the right forehead.

Earl, with his mother, Jennie, had come to Randolph county to work for his brothers from Silver Point, Tenn. Surviving other than the mother, are four other brothers, Walter and Clyde, of near Winchester; Ernest and Marvin, of Muncie, and a sister, Mrs. Paul Foster, of Adolpheus, Ky.

The body will remain at the Fraze funeral home in Winchester until Tuesday morning when it will be taken to Silver Point, Tenn. for last rites Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Peeled Chestnut church. Burial will be in a nearby cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 1, 1941

W. C. Arnold dies at Greenville home.

William C. Arnold, 63, a native and lifelong resident of Greenville township, Darke county, died Monday evening at his home at 310 Markwith avenue after an illness of more that three years' duration.

Arnold, who for several years was employed at the Bover Harness Shop, East Third street, later followed the knitting trade.

He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Maude Young, of Dayton, and Mrs. Ella Wright, Greenville, and a brother, Roll Arnold, Dayton.

The body will remain at the Stocker funeral home until 10 a. m. today when it will be removed to the Arnold residence where funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. Frank Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

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

Union City native dies at St. Marys.

Mrs. Mary (Kerrigan) Howard, 72, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock following a heart attack at her residence at St. Marys, O. The deceased was born in Union City, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kerrigan. She attended the parochial school.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick; three sons and a daughter, William K. Howard, movie director of Beverly Hills, Cal.; Thomas Howard, at home; C. J. Howard, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. A. M. Thomas, of Washington, D. C.; a brother, John Kerrigan and a sister, Anna Kerrigan, both of North Union street, Union City. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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

Darke County native dies in Columbus, O.

Homer Booker, 40 year old Darke county native, died at noon Thursday at his late home in Columbus after an extended illness.

Surviving are a wife, Grace; one son, James, and a daughter, Hulia Ann, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Burr Evans, Greenville; one brother, Wallace Booker, Greenville, and three sisters, Miss Ethel Booker and Mrs. Harley Roeser, both of Greenville, and Miss Lois Booker, of Columbus.

Funeral services are to be held at 1:30 p. m. Saturday at the Frank Smith funeral home at Lancaster. Burial will be in the Lancaster cemetery.

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

Retired sign painter dies. - Charles Williamson rites 2:30 p. m. today in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p. m. in the Morris funeral home, 530 North Columbia street, Union City, for Charles H. Williamson, 69, retired sign painter and decorator, who died Saturday at 10:55 a. m. at his residence over the Miami theater on Pearl street, Union City.

Mr. Williamson was a native of Randolph county, born on January 25, 1871, the son of John and Kathryn Williamson. He had made his home for the past 35 or 40 years in Union City. His wife, Clara (Thompson) Williamson, has been deceased for thirty years.

Surviving are three children, Earl Williamson and Miss Mary Williamson, both of Union City, and Mrs. Stanley Bortner, of West Alexandria, O.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Rev. R. B. Ditmyer, pastor of the Union City United Brethren church, will officiate at the services.

Burial will follow in the Hoover cemetery, south of Union City.

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

To return Negley remains to Union City for burial.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. in the Fraze funeral home for Kirby R. Negley, 73, native of Union City, who died suddenly Friday night at his residence in Dayton, O.

Rev. Forbes Robertson, pastor of the local Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

Mr. Negley, who left this community 20 years ago, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Kate Andrews of Chicago. He was the son of Charles Negley, who years ago represented Darke county in the Ohio state legislature.

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

One killed, two hospitalized in week end automobile accidents in Delaware, Randolph counties. - Ridgeville man, 23, is wreck victim; woman is badly hurt.

Funeral services for Nimrod J. Turner, Jr., 23, Ridgeville, who was instantly killed at 5:30 p. m. Saturday in an automobile accident north of Muncie, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Ridgeville Methodist church in charge of Rev. Harris DeWese, pastor of the Ridgeville Evangelical church. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Middleton mortuary to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nimrod Turner, Sr., at Ridgeville Monday afternoon. At 1 p. m. Tuesday it will be taken to the church and lie in state for one hour prior to the last rites.

Surviving, other than the parents, are one brother, William of Cleveland, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, of Washington, D. C.

Turner's machine was involved in an accident with a car driven by Allen Merrick, 25, of Calumet City, Ill., three miles north of Muncie on state road 67. It was the sixteenth traffic fatality occurring in Delaware county since January 1. State Trooper Charles Guffigan said that Turner was driving north and Merrick south, when the accident occurred.

The Ridgeville youth was alone in his machine while Merrick was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Leah Merrick, 23. Mr. and Mrs. Merrick had been married but a few hours and were on their honeymoon trip. They suffered from lacerations and abrasions but were not seriously injured.

Turner, ti was said, pulled out of the line of northbound traffic to go around another car and when he was the Illinois machine approaching, attempted to apply his brakes. The auto skidded sideways on the wet pavement and was struck broadside by Mererick's car. Officials said that Merrick pulled over to the berm of the highway in attempting to avoid the accident.

Turner was dead when taken from the wreckage. Gailon Stephens, Delaware county coroner, said that death was caused by a fractured skull and broken neck. Mr. and Mrs. Merrick were taken to Ball hospital in the Piepso and Potter-Stephens ambulances.

The accident was investigated by state police, coroner's office and Deputy Sheriff Sam Deeds.

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

Charles S. Lutes taken by death. - Was father of deputy county clerk; former Dunkirk teacher.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 5. --- Charles S. Lutes, 70, prominent Pike township farmer and father of the deputy county clerk, Fred Lutes, and Clarence Lutes, former, teacher in the Dunkirk and Redkey schools, died at his home four miles southeast of Portland at 12:45 Sunday, after a long illness from cancer of the liver. He had been under treatment at the Randolph County hospital for several weeks until he was brought home a month ago.

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

Greenville barber dies; rites Thursday.

William R. Rantz, 64, active Greenville barber for nearly a half-century, died suddenly at 4:30 a. m. Monday at his home at 531 E. Fifth street from the effects of a heart attack.

He was a native of Ft. Recovery but had lived in Greenville since he was 16 years old.

Surviving are a wife, Hattie; two sons, Cletus and Clarence, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Bailey, Greenville; six grandchildren; a half-brother, Ernest Jones, of Chicago, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Vera Miller, of Mishawaka, Ind., and Mrs. Carrie Eberwine, of Troy.

Funeral services are to be held at the Stocker funeral home, Greenville, at 2 o'clock Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 8, 1941

Train-auto crash is fatal to Hugh Gray. - Wreck near Saratoga causes death to man 80 years old.

Hugh M. Gray, 80, who lived alone on the first farm east of Five Points, became Randolph county's fifth automobile accident victim of 1941 Tuesday morning when he was instantly killed about 10:30 o'clock in an auto-train crash one and one-half miles southeast of Saratoga.

The 1935 Chevrolet coach operated by Mr. Gray was struck by a westbound Pennsylvania passenger train, No. 115, the machine being carried approximately 100 feet and totally demolished. So excited was the engineer and crew, that the train left the scene of the accident before Dr. Lowell W. Painter, county coroner, had opportunity to obtain statements.

Death was due to multiple fractures of right and left legs, neck, back and skull fracture. There were no witnesses to the crash.

Surviving Mr. Gray are two sons, Alva C. and Elmer C., northwest of Winchester; two daughters, Mary Burnsworth of north of Farmland, and Elma Floyd of Lewisburg, Ohio, and one brother, John, of Ottawa, Ill.

The body will be taken to the residence, one-half mile east of Five Points, from the Clark and Maynard funeral home in Winchester Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Five Points church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills and Elvan Thornburg. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 8, 1941

Death claims Eulas H. Veal. - Illness proves fatal to 77 year old man at home near Lynn.

Eulas H. Veal, 77, died at his home west of Lynn Tuesday at 11 a. m., death following an illness of several months.

Surviving are the wife, Jeanette, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bessie McClearney and Mrs. Conley Tillson of Green's Fork and Mrs. Effie Ward of Portland, Ore.; three stepsons, George Welch of Connersville, Earl Welch of near Lynn and Olden Welch of near Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Frantie Stowe of Spartanburg and Mrs. Mary Driefus of San Pedro, Cal.; three nieces, Mrs. Lester Clark and Mrs. Hugh Jackson of Spartanburg and Mrs. Merl Comer of Winchester, and one nephew, Floyd Stowe of Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Thomas mortuary in Lynn in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz, with burial in the Bethel cemetery. Friends may call at the home west of Lynn after 11 a. m. Wednesday until noon Thursday, when the body will be taken to the mortuary.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, October 8, 1941

Albany man dies suddenly at Fairview.

Albany, Ind., Oct. 7. --- Harry T. Charleton, 63, of Albany, died suddenly yesterday morning while working at the Demia Flesher farm, south of Fairview. He was stricken with a heart attack. Surviving him are his widow, Ona; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Nensley of Albany; a brother, John R. Charleton of Austin, and three grandchildren.

He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge at Albany. The body was removed to the Garland funeral home at Albany and will be taken to the family home this evening.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Albany Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Wischmier in charge. Burial will be in Strong cemetery.

Sheriff Kora E. Davis of Randolph county investigated.

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

Miss Redmond dies Wednesday. - Death occurs on farm where her entire life was spent.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 8. --- Elizabeth Redmond, age 73, died Wednesday morning at 4:45 o'clock in Pike township, following an illness of two years. Her condition had been critical for the past two weeks.

The deceased was a daughter of Patrick and Mary (Murphy) Redmond, and was born December 4, 1867, on the Redmond homestead, near the Jay-Randolph county line, where her death occurred. Her entire life had been spent on this farm.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Dail and Mrs. Lish Hottel, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Redmond, all of Pike township. A brother, Sylvester Redmond, died on January 22 of this year. She was never married.

Miss Redmond was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Portland, and also of the Rosary society of the church.

The body was brought to the Baird funeral home, Portland, for preparation and where it will remain until the hour for the services. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Portland Catholic church. Rev. Fr. Mathias Bodinger, parish pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Union City.

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

Frazier rites to be Friday. - Wayne school boy, 7, is victim of ruptured appendix.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the Jericho church, southwest of Union City for Roy Lee Frazier, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Frazier, residing southwest of Union City on route 4.

The boy, a pupil in the second grade of the Wayne school, died Tuesday at 5:30 p. m. in the Union City hospital from complications resulting from a ruptured appendix. He submitted to surgery Sunday following an illness of several days.

Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers and one sister, the paternal grandfather, Jesse Frazier, of near Union City and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Weaver, also residing near Union City.

Rev. D. G. Berkebile, pastor of the Union City Church of the Brethren will officiate. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

The body was returned Wednesday evening from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends are invited to call.

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

John Shiverdecker dies at Ansonia, O.; rites set Saturday.

John B. Shiverdecker, 71, died Wednesday at his home in Ansonia after a five weeks' illness. He had operated a threshing outfit in Darke County for many years.

He was a native of York township and prior to moving to Ansonia three and one-half years ago, had been actively engaged in general farming pursuits.

Surviving are a wife, Mary; nine children; 18 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one bother, Sherman Shiverdecker, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Starr, Yorkshire; Mrs. Nettie Pepple, Rossburg, and Mrs. Ethel Hartzell, North Star.

The children, six sons and three daughters, are: Charles, Clarence, Roy, Arthur, David and Roscoe, all of Ansonia; Mrs. Stella Hartrum, of Greenville; Mrs. Mary Sheffler, of Rossburg, and Mrs. Dorothy Troutwine, Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday at the Brock Christian church with Rev. Winley Wisely officiating. Burial will be in the new Brock cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 11, 1941

John Vance, retired Greenville building contractor, dies.

John C. Vance, 84, a retired Greenville building contractor, died at 4:45 a. m. Friday at his home, 111 Warren street, Greenville. He had been critically ill for the past two weeks.

Prior to his retirement he had been very active as a building contractor. He supervised the construction of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church, West Third street.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Shields, of Greenville, and Mrs. Ira Gebhart, of Dayton; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a half-brother, Eli C. Byers, of Arcanum. Another daughter, Onda M. Clark, preceded him in death.

The body has been removed to the Turpen-McKnight funeral home where friends may call. Services will be held there at 2 p. m. Sunday with Rev. Edgar V. Loucks officiating. Burial will be at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 11, 1941

Baughman baby dies at Portland.

Ronald Lee Baughman, infant son of Ralph and Thelma (Zehringer) Baughman, died Friday morning at 4:30 o'clock at the Jay County hospital. The child was born Sunday and had been ill since birth.

Surviving are the parents, one half-brother, Jerry Joe; one half-sister, Mary Helen; and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Zehringer, of Fort Recovery; Mrs. Claudia Baughman, of Chicago, and Mrs. Sarah Lyons, of Portland.

The body was removed from the hospital to the Baird funeral home in Portland for preparation.

Interment was made at the Fort Recovery cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

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

B. F. McCarter heart victim. - Funeral for Jackson Twp. farmer planned Tuesday afternoon.

Benjamin Franklin McCarter, 61, Jackson township, Ind., farmer, died suddenly at 11 a. m. Sunday at his residence, one mile north of Lisbon, from the effects of a heart attack suffered about one week earlier.

The deceased was born in Darke county, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. McCarter on May 27, 1880. He attended the Flag Valley school, was a member of the Union City United Brethren church and prior to his taking up farming a few years ago, was employed for 15 years in the Union City Body company plant. He spent his entire life in the Union City community.

Surviving besides the widow, Elizabeth Ann, are two sons, Curtis McCarter, North Union street, and Edgar McCarter, East Elm street, Union City; two brothers, William E. McCarter, of Union City, and Victor McCarter, of east of Union City, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. (CST) in the Union City United Brethren church, with Rev. Ralph B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be in the Teegarden cemetery.

The body will be returned Monday morning from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence, where friends are invited to call.

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

Darke Co. farmer dies; rites Wednesday.

Cletus L. Lantz, 75, whose farm home was one-half mile south of Poplar Ridge, died at 7:45 a. m. Monday at Wayne hospital, Greenville, after an illness of three years' duration from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Lantz, a native of Montgomery county, had spent practically his entire life in the Greenville vicinity and was well known.

He is survived by a wife, Bessie; two brothers, John, of Greenville, and Charles, of Detroit, Mich., and a number of nephews and nieces.

The body will be removed to the Lantz residence from the Blocker funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Abbottsville church with Rev. J. E. Pantle and Rev. Eveland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 16, 1941

Harry Patrick, prominent worker in Republican Party, is dead. - Secretary of central committee dies in Winchester hospital.

Harry W. Patrick, 50, of Farmland, secretary of the Randolph county Republican central committee, died Wednesday at 3 a. m. at the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning.

Mr. Patrick, one of the most prominent Republicans in the county, was well known in political circles over the state and had been an officer of the central committee for several years. He was born at Greenville, Ohio, on July 21, 1891.

Only survivors are the mother, Mrs. Florence Patrick of Farmland, with whom the deceased made his home, and an uncle, Carl Wasson of Daleville. Mr. Patrick had never married.

He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masonic lodge at Connersville, Randolph post 39 of the American Legion, the 40 et 8, and was secretary of the Woodlawn Cemetery association.

A World war veteran, Mr. Patrick enlisted April 18, 1918, being assigned to Co. B, First Battalion at Edgewood Arsenal. He was discharged a corporal on February 20, 1919.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Maxville church in charge of Revs. Samuel E. Carruth and Marion King. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence from the Thornburg funeral home at Farmland Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 16, 1941

Miami County youth dies when train, car crash near Laura, O.

A 19 year old Miami county youth, Robert Miller, of near Laura was instantly killed at about 8 p. m. Monday when his car was struck by a locomotive at a Big Four railroad crossing on state route 721, immediately west of Laura.

The accident victim was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Miller.

State highway patrolmen said the eastbound freight locomotive struck the right side of Miller's car, which was wrapped around the coupling at the front of the locomotive and was dragged about 800 feet.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 16, 1941

Ringold infant dies in Riley hospital.

Charles William, eight weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ringold of near Carlos, died Wednesday at 3 a. m. at Riley hospital in Indianapolis. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the Reitenour cemetery near Ridgeville in charge of Rev. H. T. Miller of Saratoga. The body was brought from Indianapolis to the Painter funeral home in Ridgeville.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Polei of Ward township and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCord of near Carlos.

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

Greenville man train victim. - Fern Fowble meets death when car, freight collide.

Fern (Flip) Fowble, 43 year old Greenville plumber, was killed instantly at 5:20 a. m. Thursday when his auto was struck by a westbound Pennsylvania freight train at a rural crossing two miles east of Greenville, on state route 71, the West Milton pike.

He was Darke county's eleventh 1941 traffic victim.

Death resulted from a broken neck, fractured skull and crushed chest. Both arms and legs were also broken.

The accident victim, a native of Payne, O., in Paulding county, had lived in Greenville since he was eleven years old. His father was the late Joseph Fowble.

He attended the Greenville public schools and was a veteran of the World war.

Prior to his recent employment at Wright Field, he had been working in Indiana for several weeks.

He was a member of the Greenville aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and attended St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church.

Surviving are a wife, Treva; one son, Junior, and two daughters, Betty Ann and Sandra, all at home. The Fowble residence is at 314 North Main street.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home, West Fifth street, where services will be held at 2:30 p. m. (EST) Saturday. Rev. Edgar V. Loucks will officiate. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home records state that Ilo Fowble was born Jan. 20, 1898 in Payne, OH., the son of Joseph Fowble and Lina Arnold.)

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

Jackson Twp. woman dies. - Heart ailment fatal to Mrs. Walter Jessup; plan rites Sunday.

Ill for the past seven months, Mrs. Walter Jessup, 49, died from the effects of a heart condition shortly after noon Thursday at her residence, two and one-half miles northeast of Union City in Jackson township, Darke county.

The deceased was born the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Crawford) Miller in the state of Virginia. She came to the Union City community about 20 years ago following her marriage in Richmond, Ind. to Walter Jessup. She was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving, besides the husband, Walter, are two children by a previous marriage. Miss Gladys Isley, of Union City, and Mrs. Edith Beam, of Pikesville, O.; Raymond, Edward, Barbara and Duane Lee Jessup, all at home; eight brothers and sisters, Sidney Miller, of Dayton, O.; Mrs. M. O. (Cora) Scott, of Frankfurt; Mrs. C. E. (Pearl) Gregg and Sam Miller, of Richmond; Conley Miller, Mrs. C. E. (Vergie) Shankle, Mrs. H. S. (Bertha) Necessary and Miss Etta Miller, of Bristol, Tenn., and one grandson, David Beam, of Pikesville.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Rutledge, of near Rossburg, O., Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

The remains will be returned from the Brooks funeral home in Union City to the residence where it will lie in state after 5 p. m. Friday.

(Excerpts from Obituary published Oct. 27th. -- Mrs. Hattie F. Jessup was born near Bristol, VA on December 20, 1891. Her education was obtained at Hickory Grove, a little country school near Bristol. But this was discontinued at an early age because of the death of her mother. She was the eldest daughter and on her fell the responsibility of mothering the seven other children.

On June 30, 1910 she was united in marriage to Cleveland Isley. Their married life was spent at Richmond, Indiana, where to them were born two children, Gladys and Edith.

In 1918 her husband died but she continued to live at Richmond until her marriage to Walter Jessup January 19, 1924, when she moved to Union City. To this union were born four children, Raymond, Edward, Barbara and Duane Lee. She was preceded in death by her father in 1939. Her step-children were mentioned here: Paul Jessup, Mrs. Ruby Hueber, and Mrs. Mabel Gettinger.)

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

Randolph County native dies. - Hemorrhages fatal to M. H. Hoover, former Union City business man.

Muncie, Ind., Oct. 17. --- M. H. Hoover, 72, retired carpenter and farmer, died at 12:20 a. m. Friday at his home on Ribble avenue in this city. Death, resulting from hemorrhages, followed an illness of more than two years.

The deceased, a native of Jackson township, Randolph county, and former resident and ice cream manufacturer in Union City, had resided in Muncie for the past 15 years. He left Union City about 45 years ago to make his home in Pennville, returning to Union City a few years later to enter the ice cream business in a building on Fletcher avenue. He left Union City, again for Pennville about 30 years ago.

He was born the son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Sutton) Hoover, northwest of Union City. He attended the Jackson township schools and was a member of the Christian church in Muncie.

Survivors include the widow, Maude, and one daughter, Ruth, of California, and the following brothers and sisters: Cornelius Hoover, Peter Hoover and Mrs. O. M. Jefferis, of Union City; Joseph Hoover, of Greenville, O.; James I. Hoover, of Glendale, Cal., and Mrs. D. B. Warren, of Puxico, Mo.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the daughter from California.

(Funeral services were held at the Lisbon church on Tuesday, Oct. 21st with interment in the Lisbon Cemetery.)

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

Death claims Alvin Hiatt, 78. - Passes away at Pythian home in Lafayette; last rites Tuesday.

Alvin I. Hiatt, 78, died at 11 p. m. Saturday at the Pythian home at Lafayette, the body arriving in Winchester by train at 4:30 p. m. Sunday and taken to the Thomas mortuary at Lynn. Mr. Hiatt had been in failing health for several years.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Maud Chamness of Richmond, one brother, Harrison Hiatt of near Lynn, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Thomas mortuary at 9:45 a. m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz. Burial will be in the Hollansburg, Ohio, cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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

F. P. Chrisman, 81, dies in Ridgeville; funeral Monday. - Illness of two weeks proves fatal at midnight on Friday.

Franklin Pierce Chrisman, 81, died at his home, North Portland street, Ridgeville, at midnight Friday following an illness of two weeks' duration. He was born in Ohio and moved to near Ridgeville in his youth. He was a member of the Methodist church. The body was removed to the W. T. Middleton funeral home at Ridgeville for burial preparation and taken to the late residence Saturday evening.

Funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock with Rev. Clyde Miller of Alexandria officiating, assisted by Rev. W. O. Powers, pastor of the Ridgeville Methodist church. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Alexandria.

Survivors are the widow, Martha; one brother, George Chrisman, of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. C. B. Teaford dies at Nashville.

Mrs. Clara B. Teaford, 80, died about 5:15 p. m. Saturday at the home of her son, Chester, in Nashville, Ohio, northeast of Greenville, after a two weeks' illness. Mrs. Teaford, whose husband, Leander, died in 1920, was a member of the Fairview Christian church.

Survivors are the son, three grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Last rites will be held at 1:30 p. m. (EST) Tuesday at the Miller Funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, Greenville. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, will officiate and interment will be at the Greenville mausoleum. Friends may call at the son's residence until 10 a. m. Tuesday.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Nov. 10, 1860 in Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Drew Jefferies and Caroline Coble, both also born in Darke Co.)

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

Nora Wright, 70, claimed by death. - Former resident of Lynn dies at home in Richmond on Tuesday.

Nora Wright, 70, widow of William F. Wright, a former resident of Lynn, died suddenly Monday at 8:45 a. m. at her home, 711 West Main street, Richmond. Mr. Wright was a former Lynn school teacher.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roscoe Reger of Farmland and Mrs. Mary Alice Ritter of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sons, Seward of Montpelier and Ralph of Indianapolis; four brothers, A. O. Martin of Tipton, John Martin of Lynn, Liburn Martin of Carlos and Edgar Martin of near Modoc; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Smock of near Lynn, Mrs. Will Thomas of Hagerstown and Mrs. Adam Marquette, of Lima, Ohio, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Bloomingsport Friends church in charge of Rev. Furman Trueblood, assisted by Rev. Ola Johnson. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery in Winchester.

The body was prepared for burial at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn and will be returned to the residence in Richmond Tuesday where friends may call after 4 p. m.

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

Wm. Freidline heart victim. - Former Jackson Twp., O., trustee dies suddenly.

William Freidline, 74, native of Randolph county, Ind., and retired Darke county, Ohio farmer, died suddenly Tuesday at 5:30 p. m. following a heart attack at the Mollie Stone rooming house in Union City, where he was making his residence.

The deceased, a violin maker and violinist of more than local repute, served as trustee of Jackson township, Darke county, for two terms; the last being three years ago. Late last spring he sold his farm on the Wenrick pike, southeast of Union City, and went to Kansas to visit relatives. He had only returned to Union City Monday.

Mr. Freidline was born in Randolph county near Windsor, the son of M. H. and Martha J. (Scott) Freidline. While still a youth he moved with the family to Kansas, where he attended school. He returned to Darke county in 1915 and entered into active farming. He was a member of the Union City United Brethren church. Mrs. Freidline, who before her marriage was Miss Clara Heckerman, taught for many years in the Union City East Side schools. She has been deceased for four years.

Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: John, Albert, Frank and Arthur Freidline, all of Caney, Kan.; Mrs. William (Mollie) Wagner, Union City route 4; Mrs. George (Ettie) Corle, of Caney, Kan.; Mrs. J. C. (Winona) Myers, LaCrosse, Kan., and Mrs. Noah (Anna) Bolinger, east Main Street, Union City.

The body was removed to the Brooks funeral home in Union City where funeral arrangements will be completed today.

(Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 24th. in the Union City United Brethren church. Burial was made in the Greenville, Ohio Cemetery.)

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

Wife of retired Greenville police chief passes away.

Mrs. Catherine (Maher) Lynch, the wife of John Lynch, retired Greenville police chief, died at 9 p. m. Monday at her residence, 611 East Third street, Greenville, after an extended illness from heart trouble.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynch were united in marriage in 1902. An only child, James, at home, survives. Also surviving is a brother, John B. Maher, of Greenville.

Mr. Lynch, who had served for more than 44 years as a member of the Greenville police department, retired on August 1, 1941.

Funeral services are to be held at 9 o'clock (EST) Thursday morning at the Greenville St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 23, 1941

Mary E. Simpson is claimed by death Wednesday. - Lingering illness is fatal to 79 year old woman at Whitewater.

Mrs. Mary E. Simpson, 79, died at 3:20 p. m. Wednesday at her home in Whitewater, death following a lingering illness.

Surviving are the husband, William J. Simpson, one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Thomas of Richmond; three sons, Omer and Paul at home and John of New Paris, Ohio; two brothers, Ollie and Harvey Hill of Richmond; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. (CST) at the Whitewater Christian church in charge of Rev. Earl Lantz of Union City. Burial will be in the Whitewater cemetery.

The body was taken to the Thomas mortuary in Lynn for burial preparation and will be returned to the home so that friends may call after 4 p. m. Thursday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, October 23, 1941

Winchester woman is fatally injured in auto-truck accident.- Dies three hours after crash near Losantville; sixth of '41 in county.

Mrs. Amanda A. Stanley, 65, of Winchester, died in the Randolph County hospital Wednesday at 11 a. m., about three hours after an automobile-truck crash north of Losantville. Her injuries included a basal skull fracture, a badly shattered right shoulder and broken right wrist.

Death of Mrs. Stanley was the sixth automobile fatality of 1941 in Randolph county.

The Winchester woman was returning from the Losantville school, where she had taken a neighbor, Mrs. Rhuey Alexander - a cook at the school - when the car she was driving, a Plymouth sedan, was struck at a road intersection by a Fred Stewart truck operated by C. G. (Dutch) Lewis of Ridgeville. The accident, which occurred about 8 a. m. was at the intersection of the Losantville road and old state road 36 about one and on-half miles north of Losantville.

The northbound Stanley machine was forced into the ditch by the impact, but did not overturn. The westbound International truck, however, turned upside down about 50 or 75 feet from the crash. Lewis suffered a shoulder injury and other cuts and bruises.

The truck was loaded with crushed stone being moved from the Ridgeville pit for repair work on state road 36.

Clint Arborgast, farmer residing nearby, was the only witness. He called the Reynard ambulance at Modoc and Sheriff Kora E. Davis.

Following death, the body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and will be removed to the residence, 433 South West street, Winchester, Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Friday at 2:30 p. m. in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Dan, and a brother, Verne Morris, of Lynn, Ill.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 25, 1941

Larry Lee Younger is claimed by death; funeral Saturday.

Larry Lee Younger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Younger, Jr., 327 Pearl street, Winchester, died Friday morning. Besides the parents, survivors are one brother, Keith; three sisters, Mary Joe, Jeroma and Linda Lou, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Younger, Sr., of Winchester and George Darland of Charleston, W. Va.; a great grandmother, Mrs. May Shettle of Winchester, and a great great grandfather, George Dawson of Union City, Ohio.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation and later taken to the residence where it will remain until Saturday afternoon when it will be taken to the funeral home for services at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. N. B. Herrell in charge. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, October 25, 1941

Coletown man mourns death of invalid mother.

Jacob Flaler, of Coletown, is mourning the death of his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Flaler, 85, which occurred Thursday at her late home in Celina. The deceased , who was the widow of the late Martin Flaler, had been an invalid for the last three years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. today at the Celina Christian church. Burial will be in the Swamp Hollow cemetery, near Celina.

Three other sons and three daughters, survive. They are: William, of Fort Recovery; Adam and Washington Flaler, Celina; Mrs. Addie Smitley, Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, Fort Recovery, and Mrs. Lena Miller, Celina.

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

Funeral to be today for Greenville widow.

A heart attack induced by acute indigestion caused the death at 1 a. m. Saturday of Mrs. Kate Brown, 88, widow of the late William K. Brown, at her home at 106 Pine street, Greenville.

She was stricken suddenly ill Friday morning and when found by neighbors was prostrate on a kitchen floor. The neighbors had to force their way into the residence. They were assisted by police officers.

Mrs. Brown had lived alone since the death of her husband, a retired farmer, in 1929.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Warner, of Greenville, and Mrs. Samuel Martzell, of Conner, O., and several nephews and nieces.

The body has been removed to the Miller Funeral home, Greenville. Services will be held there at 2 p. m. today with Rev. E. J. Katterhenrich officiating. Interment will be in the mausoleum at Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that Catharine Brown was born Oct. 27, 1853 in Lancaster, PA, the daughter of David Witwer and ???? Miller, both born in PA.)

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

Death claims Alice S. Thomas. - Heart condition following surgery is fatal to Union City woman.

Alice Salinda Thomas, 81, died in the Union City hospital at 7:15 p. m. Sunday of a heart condition following surgery. The deceased had been in poor health for two years and had been seriously ill for two weeks.

She was born near Seven Mile, Ohio, on February 4, 1860, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Jacoby) Karn and was united in marriage with Washington Irvin Thomas, deceased, at Hollansburg, O., in 1877. She attended the Seven Mile school and was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are three children, Edward of Hollansburg, O., Mrs. Virgil Flatter and Mrs. Earl Dunn of Union City. Five children, Myrtle, Bessie, Joseph, Harry and Joyce, are deceased.

The body will be taken from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence, 720 West Pearl street, where friends may call after 10 a. m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Union City Methodist church Wednesday at 1 p. m. (CST) in charge of Rev. J. Floyd Seelig. Burial will be in the Hollansburg cemetery.

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

Heart attack ends life of Mrs. Bessie Edwards, Greenville.

Mrs. Bessie Edwards, 71, died suddenly at 7:30 a. m. Monday at her home at 201 Fort Jefferson road, Greenville from the effects of a heart attack. She was stricken ill while washing breakfast dishes.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles and William Hamilton, both of Greenville, and several nephews and nieces.

The body has been removed to the Miller funeral home, 124 West Fifth street, where friends may call after 10 a. m. today.

Services will be held there at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. William H. Day, of Rochester, Ill., a nephew of the deceased, officiating. Burial will be in Greenville cemetery.

(Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born Feb. 12, 1870, the daughter of Samuel Hamilton and Clara Speelman. Her late husband, who died Oct. 21, 1940, was named Albert J. Edwards.)

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

Henry Sheffer, 87, passes away. - Funeral of well known Jay County farmer is Thursday afternoon.

Henry Sheffer, 87, a retired farmer and one of the oldest and best known residents of Madison township, Jay county, died at 2 p. m. Wednesday at his home one and a half miles northeast of North Salem where he had lived since he was 22 years of age. Death resulted from a series of strokes, the last of which occurred October 18.

The body will be returned to the late residence Wednesday afternoon from the Williamson and Sons mortuary. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Hill church on the Jay-Randolph county line at 2 o'clock (CST) Thursday afternoon. Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery at Fort Recovery, O.

Mr. Sheffer was born in Preble county, Ohio, May 20, 1854, a son of Ira and Diana (Hapner) Sheffer. He was married in 1876 to Lissie Woods, who died in 1931, five years after they had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He later married Mrs. Ada Blanche McGuire, who died last August 16. Mr. Sheffer had no children of his own but reared eight foster daughters and two foster sons, who survive him with three step-daughters and two step-sons. Mr. Sheffer was the last of a family of 12, including two brothers, two sisters, three half-brothers and two half-sisters.

(An account appeared in the Nov. 27th newspaper detailing a battle over the estate of Mr. Sheffer among the foster children. It appeared to be a very complicated affair with two different Wills being presented and each contested by different members of the foster family.)

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

Crash on Greenville-Piqua road claims one life; two hurt.

Critically injured when his car ran into the rear of another auto late Monday afternoon, Harry Rhoades, 50, of Sidney, died early Monday night, at Piqua Memorial hospital. The accident occurred at 4:45 p. m. of state route 36 near the Darke-Miami county line.

Rhoades, with four other employes of the Sidney Track and Storage company, was returning home from work at Gettysburg when the accident occurred, according to Coroner Charles Kiefer, of Miami county.

Two of Rhoades' companions, Perry Kiser, 58, of route six, Sidney, and Frank Flinn, 52, of route one, Piqua, are in Piqua Memorial hospital. Kiser has a probable hip fracture, lacerated face and scalp injuries, while Flinn suffered a left wrist fracture and bruises.

Andrew Kinninger, route three, Sidney, and John Mauke, route one, Sidney, also occupants in Rhoades' car, escaped injury.

The other car involved in the crash was operated by Coy D. Montgomery, 45, of route two, Bradford. He also was unhurt.

Both cars were traveling east on route 36. The victim is survived by his wife, Firanda.

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

Portland man is killed in accident Tuesday in Randolph county. - Joe Richardville is victim of automobile-F. B. truck crash.

Joseph Richardville, 28, Portland welder, was killed and his half-brother, Jack Grace, also of Portland, was seriously injured in an automobile accident Tuesday about 1:45 p. m. seven miles east of Ridgeville - three and one-half miles east of state road 27 - at the Dode Pratt farm road intersection. Both lived at 915 East Race street, Portland.

Grace's condition was reported as serious at the Randolph County hospital late Tuesday night. His injuries include a basal skull fracture.

The accident occurred when a Ford car driven by Richardville, also occupied by Grace, was struck by a Farm Bureau tank truck operated by Robert Towell, the front end of the truck crashing into the side of the Ford near where Grace was riding. The machine, which was upset, was demolished. The tank on the truck was knocked off the chassis into a field.

Towell was taken to his home about one-half mile from the scene of the accident. He suffered painful cuts and bruises.

Richardville was headed north ; Towell east.

The Portland man, who lived a few minutes after the crash, was the seventh automobile fatality in Randolph county during 1941. Grace was taken to the Winchester hospital in the Painter ambulance of Ridgeville.

Sheriff Kora E. Davis, of Randolph county, investigated.

D. Lowell W. Painter, Randolph county coroner, said Richardville's fatal injuries included a skull fracture, crushed right chest and a fractured lower jaw.

Little is known of Richardville, except that his home is in Vincennes, where his mother, Mrs. Blanche Zinser, has been notified. A brother lives in Marion.

The body was taken to the Painter funeral home at Ridgeville. Funeral arrangements will be made after word is received from the mother.

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

Benjamin Hinton, 65, Albany resident, dies; rites Thursday.

Albany, Ind., Oct. 29. --- Benjamin Hinton, 65, widely known resident of Albany, died at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning at Ball hospital. He had lived in Albany for more than fifty years.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Rosa D. Hinton; seven daughters, Mrs. Pearl Wilson, Mrs. Opal Ritter, Mrs. Minnie Coulter, Mrs. Edna Carder and Mrs. Carol Chambless, all of Albany, Mrs. Ethel Leard of Otsego, Mich., and Mrs. Elsie Garringer of Parker; five brothers, Samuel G. John William, Hurley C., Frank C., and Harry H. Hinton, all of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Chenoweth of Marion, and Mrs. W. I. Dalrymple of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Albany Christian Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. E. Corner in charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Gilmore. Burial will be in Strong cemetery.

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

Verne Y. House taken by death. - Funeral of Portland business man will be held Friday.

Portland, Ind., Oct. 29. --- Verne Y. House, prominent Portland business man for more than 40 years, died at 7 a. m. Wednesday at his home on West Main street, after an illness of three months. He was 72 years of age.

An accomplished musician, Mr. House for years played a piccolo in the Portland city band and a flute in the old Auditorium orchestra when it was directed by the late Thornton J. Taylor.

The body was removed to the residence last evening from the Baird funeral home.

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

Union City minister mourns death of step-father in Dublin.

Rev. J. Floyd Seelig, pastor of the Union City Methodist church is mourning the death of his step-father, Rev. John A. Butler, which occurred Tuesday morning at his residence in Dublin.

Rev. Butler worked among various denominations in many states. He was born near Hopewell, in Henry county, and was a farmer until nearly 40 years of age, when he decided to become an evangelist. He studied at God's Bible school in Cincinnati.

He had pastorates in Beloit, Ohio, Loveland, Ohio, and Colorado Springs, Colo.

His survivors include his widow, Margaret B., who had been associated with him in his ministerial work; two stepsons, James Harold Seelig, of Dublin, with whom he lived, and Rev. John Floyd Seelig, of Union City, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Friends church in Dublin, with Rev. R. G. Finch, Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rev. Byron Leaser, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery.

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

Portland man dies of injuries in Winchester. - Jack Grace, 34, claimed by death Thursday; victim of accident.

Jack Grace, 34, of 915 East Race street, Portland, Thursday at 2:40 a. m., became Randolph county's second automobile fatality of the week, the eighth of 1941, when he died in the Randolph County hospital in Winchester. He was fatally injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash which already had claimed the life of his half-brother, Joseph Richardville.

Death of Mr. Grace was due to a basal skull fracture, little hope having been held for his recovery since the accident, which occurred seven miles east of Ridgeville when the machine Richardville was driving crashed into a Randolph county Farm Bureau truck operated by Robert Towell.

Richardville's body was taken to Vincennes Wednesday afternoon for probable burial Friday. It is understood that Richardville was married, but that he and his wife were separated pending divorce proceedings.

Mr. Grace was born at Vincennes July 10, 1907. He was married in 1927 to Christena M. Weaver, who survives with four children, Betty Ann, Lucile, Alice and Carl Cecil of Portland. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Jacob Zinser of Vincennes; father, Charles Grace of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Fred Volkman of Vincennes, and a half-brother, Thomas Richardville of Marion.

The body will be removed from the Williamson & Sons funeral home at Portland to the late residence Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Portland at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. E. J. Wickersham. Burial will be in Green Park cemetery at Portland.

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

Bertha Wilson heart victim. - Former Union City woman dies at home of daughter.

Bertha Alice Wilson, 72, widow of Henry Wilson, died from the results of a heart condition at 12:10 a. m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Mangel, four miles south of Union City on route 5. She had been ill for the past two years.

Mrs. Wilson was born the daughter of Wesley and Sarah Anne (Hindsley) Johnson in Union City on September 11, 1869. She resided all her life in the Union City community. She attended the Mt. Holy school and was a member of the Raper Chapel Methodist church.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Lena Mangel, at whose residence death occurred, and Harold Wilson, of Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Don Gettinger, residing north of Union City on State Line, and six grandchildren, James, Lela, Helen and Sarah Wilson, all of Anderson; Miss Margaret Mangel, of Missouri State college, Columbia, Mo., and Harold Mangel, of Kokomo.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. (CST) at the Mangel residence, with Rev. Noble Schlechty officiating. Burial will be in the Lisbon cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fraze funeral home, 432 West Pearl street, Union City, until 2 p. m. today at which time the body will be removed to the Mangel residence.

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

Union City native dies in Peoria, Ill.; to return remains.

Douglas A. Wilson, 52, native of Union City, died Thursday in a Peoria, Ill. hospital following a short illness.

Mr. Wilson attended the Union City East Side schools. He never married. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wilson, East Main street, Union City; Mrs. Mina Nash, Miss Mabel Wilson, Miss Jack Wilson and Mrs. Harry Curts, all sisters, and Charles Wilson, a brother.

Funeral arrangements will be completed today. The body will be returned to Union City early Saturday by the Fraze funeral home.

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