FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1932

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

 

1932

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 2, 1932

 

Mrs. Essie Bell BURNS, 43, died Thursday evening at 6:35 at her home five miles southwest of Akron, death being due to cancer.  Mrs. Burns had been in ill health for two         years, but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past five weeks.

Essie Bell [NYE], daughter of Gilbert and Ida NYE, was born July 1, 1888, in Henry township and all of her life had been spent in that community.

On Sept. 2, 1905, she was married to Oliver BURNS.  Mrs. Burns was a member of the Omega United Brethren church, three miles southwest of Akron.

Surviving are her husband, parents, one son, Verl [BURNS], at home; four daughters, Mrs. Florence BOWEN, Peru, Lamona [BURNS], Treva [BURNS] and Lena [BURNS], at    home; one brother, Clifford NYE, of Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle DAVIS, Mrs. Lucretia KUHN, of Akron; Mrs. Mauna BONAR, Mt. Comfort, Ind.; and Carmen SPENCER, of Indianapolis, and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church in Akron.  Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH, of Rochester, officiated and burial was made in the Akron    I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Monday, January 4, 1932

 

Everett Lowell [COPLEN], six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs Leroy COPLEN, who reside on the county line road north of this city, passed away at the McDowell hospital in Warsaw at  one o’clock Monday morning  Death followed an operation for glandular trouble.  The child      had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.

Everett Lowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Coplen, was born on June 25th, 1925.  He is survived by his parents, a brother, Carl [COPLEN], and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey COPLEN and Mr and Mrs Jess ROHRER.  Funeral services in charge of Rev. WEAVER        will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Brethren church, south of Argos.       Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at nine o’clock at the St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic church in South Bend, for Patrick Edward WALSH, 52, former resident of Kewnnna, who died Friday night at his home, 1136 East Bowman Street, South Bend.  Burial was made            in Kewanna.

The deceased was born in Kewanna January 29, 1878 and lived all his life in Kewanna, with the exception of the past four years, during which time the Walsh family had resided in South Bend.  He was employed as an inspector at the Bendix Corporation.


Survivors are his wife, formerly Mary FLANNIGAN, four children, Patricia [WALSH], John [WALSH], Corinne [WALSH] and Allen [WALSH] at home; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McDONOUGH, of Kewanna; two brothers, John J. WALSH, of Logansport, and William WALSH of Kewanna.

 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George SAYGERS, west of Argos, died a few hours after birth, Saturday night.  Burial was made Sunday in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 1932

 

Harry HAMLETT has received word of the death of his daughter, Mrs. John S. MORRIS of Chicago, which occurred Monday evening.  Death was due to pneumonia.  Funeral services   and burial will be in Chicago.  Mrs. B. F. GRAHAM, a sister, will attend the funeral.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Oren HENDRICKSON have been called to Rockford, Illinois by the death of her father, Rev. A. W. HAINES, 85, who died Tuesday morning at 3:30 following a       week’s illess with paralysis  Rev. Haines, a retired Mthodist minister, had often visited at           the Hendrickson home and had many friends here.  He is survived by five children.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilbur STOUT, aged 35, who lived on a farm three miles southwest of Silver Lake, were held at the United Brethren Church at Silver Lake yesterday.    Mrs. Stout died Saturday night after a short illness caused by diabetes.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 1932

 

Argos, Ind., Jan. 6 -  Charles SWIHART, age 34, of Argos, was instantly killed Monday night when an Indiana railroad traction car struck his automobile which was stalled on the      tracks at 38th and Dearborn streets in Indianapolis.

His brother, Clifford SWIHART, and the latter’s wife told officers they were enroute to Noblesville.  Clifford  Swihart said he was driving the automobile  He did not know that  Dearborn street ended at 38th, he said, and the automobile skidded on to the tracks.

They saw an interurban approaching, he said, and Charles attempted to drive the auto off the tracks while Mr and Mrs. Clifford Swihart pushed.

The interurban struck the car killing Charles Swihart.  Clifford and his wife, who live near Noblesville, were held for a coroner’s investigation.

The three had left the home of the men’s parents, Mr and Mrs. John F. SWIHART, six miles east of Argos, after a holiday visit  Charles Swihart was planning to return to       Cleveland, O., where he was employed after leaving his brother and sister-in-law in      Noblesville.  The parents had not yet been informed of the accident late this morning.  Two   sisters, Mary [SWIHART] at home, and Mrs. Hazel SMITH, who lives with her husband on     her father’s farm, and the brother also survive.

The family was visited by tragedy earlier in the day when Everett Lowell COPLEN, age six, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy COPLEN and grandson of Mrs John Swihart’s brother died in McDonald hospital, Warsaw.  The child had been ill three weeks of a throat infection and his condition took a turn for the worse when he developed hemorrhages.  He died while enroute to    the Warsaw hospital.
Nrs. Rosannah OVERMEYER, 69, passed away at her farm home near the Burton church at 1:10 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of three month.  The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her        entire life and had a wide acquaintance of friends in the northwest section of the county.

Rosannah [ZINK], daughter of Joseph and Emaline ZINK, was born on a farm in the South Germany neighborhood on April 19th, 1863.  On April 4th, 1886, she was united in marriage to Frank L. OVERMEYER who preceded in death on Sept 7th, 1925.  For a number       of years.the deceased resided in the Richland Center community, later removing to a farm near    the Burton church where she lived for the past 43 yers.  Mrs. Overmeyer was a member of the Evangelical church.  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie MOORE, and Mrs. Dennie HUDKINS, both of near Burton  Two sons preceded her in death, Glen OVERMEYER, son, having passed away December 4th at his home in Indianapolis.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. HANDSCHU of Bruce Lake will be held Friday afternoon one o’clock at the Burton Church.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

 

Mrs. Sam WILHOIT, of Akron, has received word of the death of her grandson, Robert Lee DEERING, six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. David DEERING, of Pulaski, Va.  The   child’s death was due to pneumonia.  The body will be brought to Akron for burial.  Mrs.   Deering was formerly Miss Esther WILHOIT.

 

Rochester friends of Mrs. Rufus B. FELTIN, nee Elizabeth PLATT, former teacher in    the local high school, were appprised today of the death of her husbad which occurred at noon Monday, in Phoenix, Ariz.  The following obituary appered in Tuesday’s issue of the South    Bend Tribune:

Rufus B. FELTEN, aged 37, since 1924 an instructor in mechanical drawing at Central Senior High School, died at noon Monday in Phoenix, Ariz., where he had gone with Mrs. Felton in       October.  He was forced by ill health to resign his duties here in September.

Mr. Felten was born June 14, 1894 in Milwaukee, Wis.  He was gaduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1923 and came to South Bend in November, 1924.  He had taught in Milwaukee,     Madison and Janesville, Wis., from 1918 to 1924.  In June, 1929, he mrried Miss Elizabeth           PLATT, instructor of English in the local school.

He leaves two brothers, Clarence FELTEN, Detroit, Mich., and Hilbert FELTEN, Phoenix, and one sister, Mrs. Sidney FRENCH, of Franklin, Ind.  Mr. Felten was swimming coach at the high     school three years.  Funeral services will take place in Milwaukee.

 

Thursday, January 7, 1932

 

Edward A. EASH, 32, well known young farmer of the Tiosa community, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning at a hospital in Tucson, Ariz., death being due to a throat affliction.    Mr. Eash had been in ill health since last February and had gone to Arizona seven weeks ago.     He was accompanied on the Arizona trip by his wife.

The deceased was born in Fulton county on Oct. 26, 1899, the son of Frank and Emma EASH, and all of his life had been spent in the Tiosa vicinity.  On Jan. 19, 1922, he was    married to Gertrude BARKMAN.  Mr. Eash was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.

Surviving are his wife and four children:  Phyllis Rosemary [EASH], aged seven, Rachel Ann [EASH], five, Forrest [EASH], three and Carrol Jean [EASH], 16 months.  The children     are being cared for by their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Edward EASH, near Tiosa.

The body will arrive in Rochester Saturday afternoon at 1:32 and will be taken to the


Eash home one mile south of Tiosa.  Funeral arrangements will not be made until Mrs. Eash    and the body of her husband arrive.

 

Mrs. Chas. KILMER has received word that Mrs. Nancy CHANDLER had passed away Wednesday evening at the Emily Flinn Home at Marion, Ind.  The funeral service will be held  here Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ at 2 p.m., Rev. WALLENBURG officiating.    Burial in Odd Fellows cemetery.

 

Friday, January 8, 1932

 

Funeral services were held at Saybrook, Illinois yesterday for Mrs. E. A. NEWCOMB, aged 72, a former resident of Mentone who passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter         in Pana, Ill.  Mrs. Newcomb’s death was caused by mumps.  She had bee ill but a few days.  Survivors are the husband, three sons and two daughters.

 

Saturday, January 9, 1932

 

Walter HAAG, aged 55, a laborer who has been rooming at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John GINTHER, 417 Clayton Street for the past two years was found dead in bed this       morning by Mr. Ginther.  Death according to Coroner A. E. STINSON was caused by      neuralgia of the heart.

Haag’s body was found by Mr. Ginther at 7:30 a.m. when Ginther went to investigate after Haag had failed to respond to a call to come to breakfast.  Haag had been complaining of pains in the region of his heart for several days.  Haag retired last night at 6 o’clock which was two hours earlier than he usually went to bed.

Little is known of Mr. Haag.  He for several years was employed as a plumber and as a janitor in Chicago.  He was married twice  One of his wives was a Rochester woman whose maiden name was Versa SHEETS.

Through a letter which was found on his person, Coroner Stinson has been trying to reach some of his relatives.  They are two brothers, William [HAAG] and Fred [HAAG] and a sister, Mrs. Flossie ADAMS all of Hammond and a daughter in East Chicago.

Pending word from the relatives no funeral arrangements have been made.  The body of Mr. Hag has been moved to a local undertaking parlor where it has been prepared for bueia.

 

Monday, January 11, 1942

 

Mrs. Julia WORK, a former resident of Plymouth, died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday according to word which friends received in Plymouth.  Mrs. Work in 1899 established the Julia Work training school two miles north of Plymouth on Road 31.  The   school is now known as Brightsides.  The ashes of Mrs. Work will be returned to Plymouth for burial.

 

Coroner A. E. STINSON today received word from Fred HAAG, of Hammond, that relatives would claim the body of Walter HAAG, who was found dead in his bed at the home       of John GINTHER last Saturday morning.  Death was due to heart trouble.  Haag had been a resident of the Ginther home for the past two years.  Fred Haag is a brother of the dead man.      He has another brother, a sister and a daughter living in Hammond.  The body of the dead man  was moved to a local undertaking parlor Saturday where it has been prepared for burial.    


Interment will be made in a cemetery here.

 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Macy Methodist Church for Mrs. William J. BOOKWALTER, 83, who died Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at her home in  Macy following a week’s illness with a severe cold  Rev. E. P. WHITE was in charge and was assisted by Rev. C. M. READ.  Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Rachel Ann [EWITT], daughter of John and Mary EWITT, was born on a farm west of Twelve Mile on May 16, 1847.  On November --, 1874 she was married to William J. BOOKWALTER the ceremony having been performed at the Bethlehem Church, west of     Twelve Mile.  Mr. and Mrs. Bookwalter had lived in Macy for many years, moving there from Cass County.  She was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Edith WOLFE, South Bend; Mrs. Verne ENYEART and Mrs. Ida COMBS, both of Macy; one son, John BOOKWALTER, of Macy.  Another son, Newton BOOKWALTER, died a year ago.

 

Henry M. FRETZ, 70, of Auburn, Ind., died at his home Sunday morning at 3:30.  Benjamin F. FRETZ, of Rochester, is a brother of the deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. B. F. FRETZ   have been in Auburn since Friday and Mr. and Mrs. Ray FRETZ, who accompanied them,  returned home Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Howard DuBOIS will go to Auburn Tuesday to attend     the funeral.

 

The funeral services for Walter HAAG will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Funeral services were held at Gilead this afternoon for Abner WAITE, aged 81, of Peru, father of Tom WAITE, of Akron.  Mr. Waite died last Friday night in the Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru after four months illness.  For many years he was employed by the Peru Mercantile Company.  Other survivors are two daughters and a brother.  He was a member of     the Masonic Lodge.

 

Tuesday, January 12, 1932

 

Funeral services for the late Walter HAAG, who died last Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John GINTHER in East Rochester where he boarded was held this morning from the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor.  Adj. Jacob DeVRIES of the United Christian Volunteers Post of    this city was in charge of the service.  Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Haag died followig a heart attack which he suffered while he slept.

 

Friends in this city have received word of the death of E. E. RUNNER, aged 68, a former resident of Rochester, who died at his home in Palisade, Colo., on the afternoon of Monday, January 4, from a heart attack.  According to word which was received here Mr. Runner’s death   was entirely unexpected.

He had that day taken a long drive in his car then came home and wrote several letters and after feeding the chickens suffered the fatal heart attack.

The deceased was born in Yorkville, Ill.  In 1899 he moved to this city and resided here until 1926 when he moved to Palisade, Colorado after purchasing a ranch there.

While in this city Mr. Runner engaged in farming and also operated a dairy.  He was a devout Methodist.  His membership was kept in the church at Tippecanoe  He had given much


money to the Methodist mission work.

Survivors are his sister, who always made her home with him, and brother.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Stanley, Kansas.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 1932

 

Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church near Kewanna this afternoon for Mrs. Lafayette BALL, aged 79, who died at her home in Kewanna Monday from a compliction of diseases incident to old age.  Mrs. Ball for many years was a resident of Cass county.

 

Finley CLAY, aged 76, who for many years lived on a farm two miles east of this city on the Fort Wayne road, died this afternoon at 1:50 o’clock at the home of his son, Ed, two      and half miles northwest of this city on the Monticello road  Death was due to a stroke of     paralysis which he suffered two weeks ago.  Survivors are three sons, Ed [CLAY] at whose    home he died, Roy [CLAY] of Gary, and Marty [CLAY] of Chicago.  Funeral arrangements     will be announced later.

 

Funeral services were held at Culver this afternoon for Michael KEEN, aged 91, who died at his home in that city Monday night after a short illness due to pneumonia.  Mr. Keen, who     is survived by three daughters, moved to Culver from this city in 1889.

 

Thursday, January 14, 1932

 

Friends and relatives here have rceived word of the death of Mrs. C. H. GORDON, aged 46, which occurred Wednesday night at a hospital in Whiting.  Death was due to complications   of diseases and followed an illness of between two and three months duration.

Mrs. Gordon was formerly Miss Amy SMITH, of this city.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin SMITH and was born and raised in the Mt. Zion community.  She attended the Rochester college and for a number of years was employed as a bookkeeper in this city.  During the World War she accepted a government position in Washington, D.C.  She was married to Gordon in Washington and for several years they continued to live in the East,        later moving to Whiting, Ind.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, a brother Bert SMITH and a sister, Mrs. NORMAN, both of Koomo.  Mrs. George TOBEY, southeast of Rochester, and Mrs. Victor TOBEY, of Talma, are cousins.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o’clock      at the residence, 1245 Davis Drive, Whiting.  Burial will be made in that city.

 

Finley CLAY, aged 76, who for many years lived on a farm two miles east of this city on the Fort Wayne road, died Wednesday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock at the home of his son Ed.   who resides two and one-half miles northwest of Rochester on the Monticello road.  Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Clay had been in ill health for a year and bedfast for the past        four weeks.

The deceased, who was a life-long resident of Fulton county, was born on a farm near Richland Center on Oct. 2, 1885.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan CLAY.  In 1875    he was married to [Lorah] HOOVER who died ten years ago.  Mr. Clay followed the      occupation of a farmer all of his life.  He was a member of the Christian church.

Survivors are three son, Ed [CLAY] at whose home he died, Roy [CLAY] of Gary, and Marty [CLAY], of Chicago, a sister, Mrs. Dora BUTLER, of Rossville, N.M., and a brother,


William [CLAY], of this city.

The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home on South Main street until the hour of the services at 2 p.m. Friday.

Rev. John WALLENBERG, pastor of the Christian church, will be in charge  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

 

Friday, January 15, 1932

 

Mrs. Edna DOWNS, 74, died at 5:55 Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles BAILEY, south of the city, following an illness of six weeks.  Death was due to heart trouble and complications.

Edna [CRIPE], daughter of Hile and Hannah CRIPE, was born on a farm two and one-half miles south of Rochester on March 19, 1857.  On January 28, 1877 she was married to Frank DOWNS, who passed away on April 14, 1931.  Mr. and Mrs. Downs spent most of their married life on farms in Fulton, Miami and Pulaski counties.  A few years ago they retired and moved to Rochester.  When a youg woman Mrs. Downs united with the Ebenezer church and later transferred her membership to the Baptist Church in this city.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles BAILEY, of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles TARKINGTON, of Peru; oe granddaughter, Miss Stella Von BAILEY, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew BABCOCK and Mrs. Mart FORD, both of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church.  Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be in charge and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

 

John BUTLER, aged 90, who resides on a farm one-half mile north of Roann, died Thursday shortly after 1 p.m. of heart trouble.  The aged man, who was a Civil War veteran, was the uncle of Mrs. George BLACK and Mrs. Winona HOOVER.  Mr. Butler had been in ill    health for several months but  fall out of bed which he suffered last week is believed hastened     his death.

The deceased was born in Miami county on a farm close to Gilead in 1841.  He was the son of William and Nancy BUTLER.  After the death of his father, Mr. Butler moved to a farm two miles north of Fulton where he lived for many years.  Sixty-two years ago last November    he ws married in this city to Miss Mary CLARK whose father owned what is now known as the KENTUCKY STOCK FARM, two and half miles north of this city.

Shortly after his mrriage Mr. and Mrs Butler moved to a farm near Gilead and twenty years ago moved from Gilead to the farm near Roann.  Mr. Butler served with the northern army during the Civil War.  He was one of three Civil War veterans who lived in Paw Paw township, Wabash county.  These vetrans held a reunion each year.

Mr. Butler was a Mason having been initiated into that lodge in this city in 1861.  He later transferred his membership to Gilead, also was a member of the Church of God.  His only survivor is his widow.

Funeral services will be held from the Olive Branch Church of God near Gilead at 10 a.m. Monday  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Gilead.

 

Saturday, January 16, 1932

 

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Monday, January 18, 1932

 

Mark WICKS, aged 87, part owner of the ANCHOR FLOUR MILLS, died at 3:15 o’clock this afternoon at his home at 1101 South Jefferson Street.  Death was due to a stroke      of paralysis which he suffered in September.  Mr. Wicks has been a miller here for the past 20 years moving to this city from Akron.  Survivors are his son, Earl [WICKS] of this city, a  daughter and a sister.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

The heirs of the late Samuel HARSH, aged 82, who died at his home on the county line road 14 miles northeast of this city ten days ago from cancer, have received word from the  Treasury Department that a part of the old money which they had sent in and which had     belonged to Harsh had been redeemed.

Back of the redemption of the money lies an interestig story.  The heirs of Mr. Harsh did not know that he had very much money.  Several days ago some men were rebuilding a line fence at the rear of the Harsh farm and came upon an old bucket.

Examining the bucket the fence builders were surprised to learn that it contained a large quantity of paper money which was badly molded.  In addition to the money the bucket ejected the watch of Mr. Harsh’s wife who died 20 years ago.  Over the money and watch was some paper and a little dirt.

The heirs consulted several bankers about the molded certificates and they were advised to send them to the Treasury Department at Washington for redemption.  This they did and      recently word was received that approximately $1,000 would be sent in exchange for the old   money.

After the finding of the bucket containing the money the Harsh home was searched and nearly $400 in money was found secreted in vatious places and bank books showing that he had on depoit in two banks nearly $1,000.

A further search is to be made for more monty as it is believed that Mr. Harsh may have buried some money somewhere on his farm.  Since the death of his wife Mr. Harsh has lived      by himself.

During his last illness several of Harsh’s relatives cared for the aged man but at no time  did he tell them that he had any money hidden anywhere.  It is now thought Harsh did not     realize now ill he was or he would have told of the money.

 

Mrs. Lettie Faye BOWEN, 34, wife of Edson BOWEN, well known Henry Township farmer, died Saturday evening at 6:05 at Woodlawn Hospital, death being due to cancer of the   liver.  Mrs. Bowen had been ill for seven weeks and the last two weeks she had been bedfast.  Friday she submitted to a major operation at the hospital here.

The deceased [Lettie Faye BRYANT] was born on a farm near Athens, March second, 1897, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth BRYANT, and all of her life had been spent in that community.  On June 10, 1916 she was married to Charles Edson BOWEN and their present     home is four and one-half miles southwest of Akron.

Surviving are her husband, parents, one son, Belford Daniel [BOWEN], and three daughters, Lena Elizabeth [BOWEN], Jaunita Pearl [BOWEN] and Lovy Aletha [BOWEN];       two brothers, Guy [BRYANT] and Omer BRYANT, of Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel HILL and Mrs. Tressie WALTZ, of Huntington, Mrs. Beulah WOOD, of Rochester, Mrs.             Lucile LAMBERT, of South Bend, Miss Eldora BRYANT of Athens.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Omega Church.  Rev. STRANG, of Lapaz, officiated and burial was made in the Omega cemetery.


George Verly [BOOHER], 18-month-old son of Dr. and Mrs. Verly S. BOOHER, passed away at the home of his parents, 720 Jeferson street at 3:45 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  The   little child, who was the victim of an attack of double pneumonia, had been in ill health      several weeks.

George Verly Booher, who was born July 9th, 1930, is survived by his parents, a brother, Richard [BOOHER], grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Henry BOOHER, of Shelbyville, Ind., and a   great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah MEYES.

Funeral services were held two o’clock Monday afternoon in the Methodist church with Rev. T. L. STOVALL officiating.  Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 1932

 

Mark WICKS, 87, Civil War veteran and part owner of the ANCHOR FLOUR MILLS in this city, died Monday afternoon at 3:15 at the Lakeview hospital in Chicago where he had  been a patient for the past two months.  Death was due to complications of diseases.

Mark, son of George W. and Susan [FRAWLEY] WICKS, was born in Pennbrook,  N.Y., on Aug. 7, 1844, and came to Akron, Ind., in 1887.  He was married to Elnora PUGH, of Tuscola, Ill., who died a few years ago.  Mr. Wicks, who followed the occupation as a           miller all his life, moved to Rochester 25 years ago, coming here from Akron.  He was a     member of the following Masonic orders:  Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandry.

Surviving are one son, Earl WICKS, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie HEWITT, of Los Angeles, Calif.  A son, Dr. Seth WICKS, is deceased.

The body will arrive in Rochester Wednesday afternoon and be taken to the home of Mr and Mrs. Earl Wicks, 1101 Jefferson street.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon        at two o’clock at the Christian church in this city and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Akron.  Masons will be in charge of the services.

 

B. F. BRIGHT, 63, well known Henry Township farmer, died at ten o’clock Monday morning at his home one-half mile west of Akron.  Death followed an illness of three years      with complication of diseases.

The deceased was born in Akron on Oct 29, 1869, and all of his life had been spent in that community.  He was the son of Milo and Theobe BRIGHT, and on May 17, 1893, he was married to Leone APPLEMAN.  He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Milo Paul BRIGHT of Sparta, Wis., two grandchildren, Robert Paul [BRIGHT] and Marilyn Lee BRIGHT; two sisters, Mrs. Harry DURHAM, of  Elkhart, and Mrs. John BRENEN, of Benton Harbor, Michigan; two brothers, Milo       [BRIGHT] and Grant BRIGHT, of Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Akron Methodist church.  Rev. Clyde MILLER will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Lottie ZIGLER GRAY, 76, former resident of Fulton, died at 7:30 Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arna LOWMAN in Huntington, Ind., following a two weeks illness.

Mrs. Gray had lived in Huntington for the past 30 years, moving there after the death of her husband, William GRAY.  Her first husband was William ZIGLER and they were the    parents of three children:  Mrs. Arna LOWMAN, of Huntington; John ZIGLER, of New York,  and Mrs. Mary CLEMANS, deceased.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Lowman home, 902 Kintz street, Huntington.  Burial will be made in that city.

 

Dr. A. E. STVENS, aged 86, died at 8:30 o’clock last night at the home of his niece, Miss Minnie STEVENS, in Argos  Death was due to a complication of diseases from which       the aged and highly respected doctor had suffered for the past two weeks.

Dr. Stevens was born in Kendallville on Jan. 20, 1845.  He was one of the few doctors remaining in the state who served as a doctor with the northern army during the Civil war.

Following the war Dr. Stevens opened an office in Culver where he practiced medicine until ten years ago when he retired and moved to Argos to make his home with his niece.

Dr. Stevens was highly regarded by his fellow doctors and he was often called in consultation by them.  In his early years as a doctor Dr. Stevens rode a horse to call on his patients.  He was married to Minerva Jane ALYLEN in December, 1866.  She preceded him in death on June 17, 1916.

Survivors are two sons, Guy [STEVENS] and Roy [STEVENS], who reside at Culver, and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie EDDINGER of Hammond.  The sons and daughter were at the bedside when Dr. Stevens passed away.

The funeral services will be held from the Maxinkuckee church one-quarter of a mile east of Lake Maxinkuckee at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery near the church.

 

A stillborn baby was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond TABLER, of Marshtown.  Short funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 9:30 and burial was made in    the Fulton cemetery.  Rev. R. E. NYBARGER pastor of the Fulton Pilgrim Holiness church,  was in charge.  Mrs. Tabler was formerly Miss Lavon FRY, of Fulton.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 1932

 

  Wiley JOHNSON, aged 84, life long resident of Fulton county, died at his home at 1314 College Avenue at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday evening.  Death was due to diseases incident to old     age.  He had been in failing health for the past two years and bedfast for the last five weeks.

Mr. Johnson was born on a farm near this city on Aug. 16, 1847  His parents were Amos and Lida JOHNSON.  For many years he lived on a farm in Liberty township.  He has been a resident of Rochester for the past 25 years.

Survivors are the widow, who was Effie DOUGLAS, and whom he married in this city on Dec. 24, 1886, two sons Alvin [JOHNSON] and Amos [JOHNSON] and a daughter Mrs. Charles RICHARDS, all of this city.

The funeral services will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH in charge.  Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery west of Mt. Olive.      

 

Mrs. Rosetta GUISE, 74, of Indiana Harbor, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mel MAHLER, near Delong, following an eight weeks’ illness with heart trouble.  She    had been at the home of her daughter for three weeks.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara HEINZ, of California, and Mrs. MAHLER.  Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending word from the daughter in California.
Thursday, January 21, 1932

 

Mrs. Laura Belle NELLANS, 69, former resident of Newcastle Township where she spent most of her life, died Thursday morning at four o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs.       Estel BRYANT, five miles northwest of Akron.  Death was due to brights disease and heart trouble and followed an illness of six months

The deceased [Laura Belle WRIGHT] was born on February 24, 1862 in Fulton County  the daughter of Samuel and Mary WRIGHT.  Thirty-seven years ago she married Risden  NELLANS who died eight years ago.  Practically all of her life had been spent in Newcastle township with the exception of the past three years, during which time she had lived in Indianapolis.  She was a member of the Christian Church at Talma.

Surviving re two sons, Ray [NELLANS] and Charles [NELLANS], of Indianapolis; two daughters, Gladys NELLANS, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. BRYANT.  Seven grndchildren also survive.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Friday, January 22, 1932

 

George R. PRATT, 64, died at 4:30 Thursday evening at his home three miles west of Kewanna, death being due to dropsy.  Mr. Pratt had been in ill health for nine years but his condition had only been regarded as serious the past 13 weeks.

The deceased was born on November 25, 1867 in Carroll county but practically all of his life had been spent in the Kewanna community.  Thirty-five years ago he was married to      Mertie CLAYBURN.  Mr. Pratt was a member of the Evangelical Church at Bruce Lake and      the Maxinkuckee Lodge.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Omer [PRATT], of South Bend and Russell [PRATT], of Macy; three daughters, Mrs. Rosy HOTT, of Michigan, Mrs. Meda HOOVER, of South     Bend, and Miss Freida PRATT, at home; one brother, Charles PRATT, of Delphi.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two at the Church of Christ in  Kewanna.  Rev. H. F. BULGER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F.     cemetery.

 

Mrs. Schuyler BRAMAN, 70, life long resident of Fulton County, died at 11:50 Friday morning at her home in East Rochester.  Death was due to cancer of the stomach and followed    an illness of a year.

Rebecca Hanna [WYNN], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WYNN, was born on a farm near Richland Center on October fifth, 1861.  On March 21, 1906 she was married at the Evangelical parsonage in this city to Schuyler BRAMAN.  Mr. and Mrs. Braman had resided in Rochester the past 25 years, moving here from Richland Township.  She formerly belonged to   the Evangelical church in this city.

Surviving are her husband; a son John BRAMAN, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Harrison MARTIN and Mrs. Nicholas ROBBINS, both of Rochester; two grandchildren and       five step-children.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Church of God in Rochester.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, will officiate, and burial will be made in      the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers      funeral home until the hour of the funeral.
Miss Della LEITER has received word of the death of Mrs. Mary ALLMAN which occurred Thursday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Rev. and Mrs. A. T. BRIGGS,     in Greencastle, Indiana.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Advent church in Argos and burial will be made in the Argos cemetery.  Mrs. Allman lived in Rochester with the Briggs family when Rev. Briggs was pastor of the Methodist Church.    Several Rochester friends will attend the services.

 

An agreement made shortly after the close of the Civil War was fulfilled last week when Adolph HUNNESHAGEN, aged 85, well known resident of the Bruce Lake community,     attended the funeral of a comrade, Abner WAITE, who died in a Peru hospital.  The funeral  services were held at the home of Mr. Waite at Gilead.  Mr. Hunneshagen and Mr. Waite were members of Company A of the 26th Ind. Vol.  They were close friends during their service in    the army and both were mustered out at the same time.  After the war when both were attending a reunion they made an agreement that whoever died first the other would attend his              funeral.  This pledge Mr. Hunneshagen, who is very active, fulfilled.  Mr. Hunneshagen drove his car to Gilead for the service.  Only one other member of Company A except Mr.        Hunneshagen now survives.  He is William BARNETT, of Iola, Kans., who because of his   health was unable to attend Mr. Waite’s funeral.

 

Saturday, January 23, 1932

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of Burl COLLINS, 73, former resident of Fulton county, who died on Jan. 12 at his home in Jonesboro, Ark  Death was due to       paralysis and followed an illness of 1 day.  Surviving are his wife and one son, Sollie     COLLINS, of Jonesboro.  Burial was made in Jonesboro.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Belle NELLANS, 69, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estel BRYANT, northwest of Akron, were held Sturday aftrnoon at two  o’clock at the Nichols church.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiated and burial was made in     the Nichols cemetery.

 

Monday, January 25, 1932

 

Mrs. Ola Armeda REEVES, 37, lifelong resident of Argos, passed away at her home 110 East Logan street at 5:30 o’clock Saturday evening.  Death resulted from pneumonia after an illness of two weeks.

Ola [SWIHART] REEVES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis SWIHART, was born on July 1st, 1894.  In the year of 1925 she was united in marriage to Jesse REEVES, who survives.  Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Jesse Amella [REEVES] and Margaret May [REEVES]; three sisters, Mrs. Harley GARNER, Mrs. C. E HOLCOMB and Miss Iona SWIHART; two brothers, Jess [SWIHART] and Milo SWIHART, all of Argos.

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Walnut United Brethren church with the Rev. WEAVER, of Tippecanoe, officiating.  Interment was made in     an adjacent cemetery.
Tuesday, January 26, 1932

 

Mrs. Harl BURNS, 64, former residet of Fulton County, died Monday morning at   eleven o’clock at her home in Bourbon.  Death was due to complications of diseases and    followed an illness of six weeks.

Aretta [MASTELLAR], daughter of William and Katherine MASTELLAR, was born in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, southeast of Rochester, on June 28th, 1868.  Upon reaching womahood she was married to Harl BURNS and 27 years ago they moved to Bourbo from          this community.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Survivig are her husband, one son, Ferrel BURNS, of Mentone, three brothers, Clarence MASTELLAR, of Mt. Zion, Tully MASTELLAR, of Rochester and Herbert MASTELLAR,     of Elkhart.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Bourbon.

 

Funeral services were held in Logansport this afternoon for Miss Jean CLOSSON, aged 23, who died at her home there last Sunday night after a two years illness caused by lung      trouble.  Miss Clauson was well known in this city.  She was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority.  Survivors are the mother, four sisters and three brothers, all of Logansport.

 

Wednesday, January 27, 1932

 

Mr. and Mrs Joshua BLACKETOR today attended the funeral held at Mackinaw City, Mich., for Mrs. Catherine HARTGROW, wife of William “Doc” HARTGROW, who died at     her home in Mackinaw City last Sunday.  Mrs. Hartgrow was 83 years of age.  Mr. and Mrs. Hartgrow, who have been married for 64 years, moved with their family to Mackinaw City, Mich., thirty years ago from this county.

 

Mrs. Mary Ellen DUEY, 70, died at six o’clock Tuesday evening at her home at Millark, southeast of Rochester, death being due to pernicious anemia.  Mrs. Duey had been in ill      health for several years but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past month.

Mary Ellen [GERELLE], daughter of Samuel and Ellen [BRINKERHOFF] GERELLE, was born in Wyandotte County, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on February 23rd, 1860 and          came to this community 48 years ago from Tiffan, Ohio.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Albert DUEY, who passed away July 21st, 1937.  She was a member of the     Christian Church.

Surviving are nine children; John [DUEY] and George DUEY, of Macy; Phillip [DUEY], well known radio star of New York City; Mrs. Hattie NICHOL, of Chicago; Mrs. Anna     SMITH of Indianapolis, Mrs. Meda BERGER, of Gilead; Mrs. Mary RUNKLE, north of  Millark; Mrs. Zella CLEMANS, of Macy, and Miss Edith [DUEY], at home.  Eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Phillip GERELLE, of Florida, and George GERELLE, of Sandusky, Ohio, also surive.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o’clock at the residece. Rev. Duaine NICHOL, of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and son-in-law of the deceased, will      officiate and burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.

 

F. M. WEAVER, 86, former resident of Akron, died Tuesday evening at 8:10 at the hoime of his daughter, Miss Jesse WEAVER and Mrs. R. R. CARR, in Akron.  Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of a week.


Surviving are the two daughters and one son, Dean D. WEAVER, of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist    Church in Akron and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

A complete obituary will be carried in Thursday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Thursday, January 28, 1932

 

Earl McCROSKEY, aged 50, prominent Liberty township farmer, who resides 11 miles southwest of Rochester, ended his life at his home at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by  putting the muzzle of a shotgun to his head and firing it with a small rod.  The full charge of      the 12-gauge gun entered the head near the right eye, tearing away the upper part of the skull.

The body was found by Mrs. McCroskey who heard the report of the gun.  McCroskey committed suicide while sitting on a chair in the granary near the barn at his farm.  After Mrs. McCroskey found the body of her husband she notified her son Randall, who was milking  cows  in the barn.

Randall satisfied himself that life was extinct in his father’s body and then notified Coroner A. E. STINSON.  Coroner Stinson and Sheriff Ora CLARK, drove to the McCroskey farm where they obtained statements from members of the family.  Coroner Stinson      pronounced death was caused vby McCroskey’s own hands.  The body was moved to an undertaking parlor in Fulton where it was prepared for burial.

The dead man has been despondent for some time.  Two weeks ago he announced to members of his family “that I won’t be here much longer.”  Tuesday McCroskey held a sale at     his farm and the livestock which was offered for sale did not command as high price as  McCroskey thought they should have brought.

Wednesday morning Mr. McCroskey seemed a little more depressed than he had for sometime and his sons, Randall and Lloyd, fearing that he would carry out his threat to kill himself secreted all of the firearms on the farm except the single barrelled shot gun which McCroskey used to end his life.  This gun the sons of the dead man were unable to find and it      is now believed that McCroskey hid this gun purposely to be used later by himself in   committing sucide.

Mr. McCroskey was in Fulton Wednesday afternoon a short while before he killed  himself. Several of his friends asked him how his sale had gone and he replied to all of them, “rotten.”  He appeared as though he were laboring under a heavy mental strain.  A short time before he committed suicide Mr. McCroskey helped a man employed by Tim BAKER, local   horse buyer, to place a halter on a horse which Baker had purchased at the sale.

Mr. McCroskey was born on a farm west of Fulton on March 21, 1880.  He was one of eight children who were born to Lewis and Nancy McCROSKEY.  He was educated in the      public schools of Wayne and Liberty townships.  He spent his entire lifetime living on farms in Fulton county.  In 1904 he was married to Miss Bertha MULLIN.

Survivors are the widow, two sons, Randall [McCROSKEY] and Lloyd   [McCROSKEY], both at home, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph BELLINGTON of Walton, the mother who lives near Grass Creek, six brothers, Virgil [McCROSKEY], Buchanan, Mich; Clarence [McCROSKEY], Conn [McCROSKEY], Delbert [McCROSKEY], Harley [McCROSKEY]      and Cecil [McCROSKEY], all of whom live on farms near Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Gertie BOWMAN, of Fulton.  A son-in-law, Charles ROUCH, of Fulton also survives.

The deceased was a member of the Bethel United Brethren church.  The pastor of the church, Rev. E. R. CHAMPLIN, will be in charge of the funeral services which will be held   from the home at 10:30 o’clock Saturday morning.  Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery


four and a half miles west of Fulton.

 

Daniel Franklin McINTIRE, 73, died Thursday morning at 6:10 at his home five miles northwest of Akron, death being due to complications of diseases.  Mr. McIntire had been ill      for the past year and had been bedfast for a month.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Ella BARNES, three sons and three daughers: Ralph [McINTIRE], of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oval  [McINTIRE], of Akron, and Clarence  [McINTIRE], of Athens; Mrs. Dessie HENDERSON, of Akron, Mrs. Alice DAINE, of       Gilead, and Mrs. Hattie BUCHER, of Silver Lake; one brother, William  [McINTIRE], near Akron, and 14 grandchildren.  The deceased was a member of the Saint’s Church.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

Funeral services for Francis Marion WEAVER, 86, Civil War veteran, who died Tuesday night at the home of his daughters, Miss Jesse WEAVER and Mrs. Floy CARR, in Warsaw,   will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist Church in Akron.  Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The deceased was born on September 28, 1845 in Williams County, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Elma (HAINER) WEAVER, and was one of a family of nine children.  When 17 years old he enlisted in Company D, Kent, Ohio Cavalry and later was trasferred to the first Batallion, Veterans Reserve Corps where he served until the close of the civil war.  In 1868 he came to Indiana from Ohio and in 1872 was married to Mary BERLIN, who died on July 26,  1929.  For many years Mr. Weaver was engaged in the real estate business in Akron.  Since the death of his wife he had lived with his daughters in Warsaw.

Surviving are one son, Dean D. WEAVER, of Battle Creek, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. R. R. CARR and Miss Jesse WEAVER, of Warsaw; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren; a niece and nephew, Mrs. Charles HALDERMAN and Charles E. DAY, both of Akron.

 

Friday, January 29, 1932

 

Funeral services for Daniel E. McINTIRE, 73, who died Thursday at his home five miles northwest of Akron, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Saints Church in  Athens.Rev. D. L. SLAYBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the                   Athens cemetery.

 

Saturday, January 30, 1932

 

William W. MEAD, aged 61, died at his farm home three miles east of Kewanna early Friday morning after an illness of seven weeks caused by heart trouble.  He was the son of   Joseph and Harvey [sic] MEAD and was born on a farm near Royal Center on Dec. 3, 1870.      He had been a farmer during his entire life and had resided on farms in Cass, Fulton and        Pulaski counties.  Survivors include the widow and two sisters, Mrs. Chas. ARMSTRONG,        of South Bend, and Mrs. Don FOGLESONG, of Kewana.  Funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 p.m. followed by burial in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

 

Mrs. Bertha KERNS, 52, passed away at her home 10 miles southwest of Kewanna at 3:15 o’clock Sunday morning  Death resulted after a five weeks illness from heart trouble.        The deceased had been a resident of the Lucerne neighborhood throughout her entire life.  She


[Bertha HENDEE] was the daughter of Oliver and Susie HENDEE of Royal Ceter.

Survivors are the husband, Otha KERNS, her parents, two daughters, Mrs. Violet BERKSHIRE, and Mrs. Thella HOLCOMB, both of Royal Center; a son Gaylord [KERNS],      at home, and three brothers.  Funeral arrangements had not been made as this issue of the News-Sentinal went to press.

 

The funeral services for Earl McCROSKEY, farmer living eleven miles southwest of this city, were held this morning from his home.  The services were largely attended.  Burial was   made in the Salem cemetery near Fulton.  McCroskey during a period of despondency     committed suicide Wednesday evening by shooting himself through the head with a shot gun.

 

Monday, February 1, 1932

 

One of Rochester and Fulton County’s most prominent citizens, Marion C. REITER, peacefully passed away at 10:15 o’clock Sunday evening, at his home, 1008 Fulton avenue.   Death resulted from complicatios which followed as the result of a stroke of paralysis which     was suffered nine years ago.  Mr. Reiter, however had only been confined to his bed for the      past five weeks.  Through his business, civic, and political activities, the deceased had made a  wide acquaiatnce throughout this and adjoining counties and was held in high esteem by           every one with whom he came in contact.

Mrion Chase [REITER], son of Jacob M. and Susan REITER, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on February 4th, 1856, and when a lad of but 12 years of age, he removed with his    parents to Fulton county settling on a farm seven miles southwest of Rochester.  He obtained     his education in the country schools and later attended the Rochester city schools.  Upon    reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Anna Estella LYON, on April 12th, 1883, the ceremony being officiated by the Rev. A. M. WORK.

In the early business career of the deceased he operated a dry goods and shoe store in Rochester.  During the administration of President McKinley, he was appointed as postmaster     of Rochester, in which office he served for two terms.  After completing a most efficient record   in the Rochester postoffice he was employed as bookkeeper for the A. J. BARRETT       LUMBER CO. for a number of years.  In 1922, Mr. Reiter was elected Trustee of Rochester township, and during his two terms of office he sponsored and assisted in the building of a   modern consolidated school, five miles southwest of this city which was named in his honor,    the Reiter school.  With the completion of his last term as trustee, which terminated in the      year of 1926, Mr. Reiter retired from active business.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Knights of Pythias and the I.O.O.F. lodge of this city.

Survivors are the widow, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary REITER, of this city; two brothers, Henry A. [REITER], of Rochester, and Judge Virgil S. REITER, of Hammond.  A      son David L. REITER, preceded his father in death a year ago last November.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Harold W. TURPIN will be held at the home, 1008 Fulton Ave., on Wednesday afternoon two o’clock.  Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Miss Isabell Edith SCHALL, aged 10, daughter of Harry and Hazel SCHALL of Monterey, died yesterday of pneumonia.  She had been ill but one week.  Miss Schall was born     at Monterey on April 16, 1921, and had spent her entire lifetime there.  She was a student in     the public school there.  Services will be held from the Methodist church at Monterey at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. L. G. GREEN, pastor of the church officiating.    


Burial will be made in the cemetery at Monterey.

 

Tuesday, February 2, 1932

 

Star City, Feb. 2. -  Dr. George William WASHBURN, 67, a prominent Pulaski county resident, died at his home here Monday morning after a sickness of eight months.  Death was unexpected.

Dr. Washburn was stricken with paralysis about eight months ago and his condition has been serious.  He was born in Royal Center February 20, 1865, and received his early      education there.    He later was graduated from the Eclectic School at Cincinnati and the Rush Medical College of Chicago.

He began practice in Monon, where he remained for some time before moving to Pulaski.  There he practiced for two terms and about 34 years ago moved to Star City where he has since remained.  He was twice elected Pulaski county coroner.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Noel WASHBURN; a daughter, Dorothy WALLING, of Ault, Colo, and an adopted son, Darl WASHBURN, of Severence, Colo.

Dr. Washburn was a member of the Knights of Pythias and was formerly affiliated with the Royal Center Baptist church.

Funeral services were conducted from the Star City M.E. Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. HAGENBROOK and Rev. ARCHIBALD officiating.  Interment was made in the      I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Thomas CLARK, 46, a life-long resident of Newcastle township, died at his home southeast of Talma Monday at 1 p.m after a three weeks illness due to a complication of     diseases.  Mr. Clark was born on a farm in Newcastle township and followed the occuption of      a farmer during his entire lifetime.  He was a member of the Christian church at Mentone.  Survivors are the widow, who was Bertha BRYANT, two daughters, Helen [CLARK] and Elizabeth [CLARK] at home, the mother who resides near Palestine, and three brothers,      Delbert [CLARK], Akron; Elmer [CLARK], Palestine; and Charles [CLARK], of Claypool.    The funeral services will be held from the Mentone Baptist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with   Rev. Thomas JOHNS in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

 

Wednesday, February 3, 1932

 

Word has been received here of the death of William SMITH, aged 91, of Emporia, Kans., which occurred yesterday.  Mr. Smith, who was a veteran of the Civil War, was born in  Logansport.  He served with the 55th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the war.  After the conclusion of the war Mr. Smith moved to Emporia, Kans., where he followed the occpation      of a stone cutter.  Survivors are the widow, who was Miss Josephine TRUETT, of Emporia,   three daughers, Susie [SMITH], Nellie [SMITH] and Nettie [SMITH], all of Emporia; two brothers, George SMITH, of this city, and Judge John B. SMITH, of Logansport, and a sister  Mrs. Lucinda KEISER, of Walton.  A nephew, Morgan SMITH, and niece Mrs. Mary      RHODA reside in this city.  Burial will be made at Emporia.
Thursday, February 4, 1932

 

Richard REED, aged 75, prominent resident of Bourbon, dropped dead yesterday afternoon while seated at the dinner table at his home.  The Marshall county coroner pronounced death      due to apoplexy.  The funeral services wil be held Friday.

 

Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER COOK, southeast of the city, has received word of the death of   her sister, Mrs. Susanna BANTA, which occurred Wednesday at her home in Logansport.   Another sister, Mrs Ida TOLEN, of Logansport, died two months ago and a broher John HEFFLINGER is ill at a government hospital in No. Dakota.

 

Friday, February 5, 1932

 

Funeral services were held from the Akron Methodist Church this afternoon for the late Mrs. Irvin SMITH, aged 69, who died at the home of relatives in Warsaw Wednesday      following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered a week ago.  Interment was made in the cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Smith was born on a farm near Perrysburg where she resided during her early life.  Following her marriage Mrs. Smith resided in Akron with her husband.  For the past ten years both Mr. and Mrs. Smith have resided with their children in Warsaw.  She was a member of      the Methodist Church at Akron.

Mrs. Smith has been an invalid for the past thirteen years.  At that time she suffered a stroke of paralysis.  Several days ago she contracted a heavy cold which caused her to suffer  another stroke of paralysis which caused her death.  Her husband is also very ill.  He was unable  to attend the funeral today.

Survivors are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Carla SHAMP, Warsaw, Mrs. Winnie MILLER, Akron, Mrs. Maude GRANDSTAFF, Sullivan and Mrs. Ethel WILLIAMS of East Chicago; three sons, Herbert [SMITH], Gernie [SMITH] and Vernon [SMITH] all of Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey NIXON and Mrs. Charles STANTON both of Peru and one brother Siggle STEELE of Peru and twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Daniel Robert CARSON, 76, passed away at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter McGUIRE, on South Main street.  Death resulted from a complication  of diseases.  Although the deceased had been in ill health for several years his condition had not  been regarded as serious until the last two weeks.  Mr. Carson, who had been a resident of this    city for the past several years, was widely known throughout Cass, Fulton and Miami      counties.  For a long period of years he was engaged in farming operations near Twelve Mile     and upon retirement from the farm he removed to Rochester.

The deceased was born on May 4th, 1856 in Bartholomew county, Ind.  Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Lucy McCASTILIN.  He was a member of the United Brethren church of Twelve Mile and also the I.O.O.F. lodge of that town.  Surviving are the widow, one daugher, Mrs. Walter McGUIRE, of this city; four sons, J. M. CARSON, of Chicago, F. D. [CARSON] and O. R. CARSON, of Logansport, and Everett CARSON, of Twelve Mile.  A sister, Mrs. Mary PENNOCK, resides in Logansport.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. LEUWELLEN, of Waterloo, will be held at the Twelve Mile U.B. Church two o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Short services will also be held at      the McGuire home at one o’clock Sunday.  Burial will be made in the Spring Creek cemetery,  near Logansport.


William PAGE, 75, passed away at his home north of Delong, Thursday evening.  Death Resulted from paralysis after an illness of several weeks duration.  Obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday’s issue of the News-Sentine.

 

Saturday, February 6, 1932

 

Friends here have received word of he death of Mrs. Charles SEE which took place Friday evening at 9:45 at her home in Oakland, Calif.  Death followed an illness of several months duration.

The See family formerly lived in Rochester, moving from here several years ago to Oakland, Calif.  Surviving are her husband, three sons, Harry [SEE], Gordon [SEE] ad Donald [SEE] ad one daughter, Mrs. Elsie OLIVER, all of Oakland.  Funeral services will be held  Monday in Oakland.

 

Funeral services will be held Monday at Pendleton for Mrs. Mary KIRTLAND DARLINGTON, a former resident of this city who died at her home in Pendleton Thursday.      Mrs. Darligton, who was a school teacher, was born in this city.  The family home was at        the corner of Pontiac and Fourth streets.  Her father who built the building at 504 N. Main      street for many years operted a book store in this city.  Mrs. Darlington had been in ill health      for a number of years.  She visited friends in this city last summer.  Burial will be made in the   Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport.

 

Wabash, Ind., Feb. 6. -  In a quaintly worded will, written by himself, John W.  BUTLER, aged Civil war veteran who recently died in Roann, directs the division of his     property.  Mr. Butler was 90 years of age and the will was written Feb. 24, 1923.  The names of Wm. LYNN and F. O. CROW are signed as witnesses.

Mr. Butler makes his wife, a nephew and three cemeteries the chief beneficiaries of his will.

Mrs. Butler, who is a few years younger than her husband, is to have all the real estate, money, stocks and bonds held at the time of the testator’s death “to have and control as long as she remains my widow.”

“And now,” continues this clause of the will, “I will my wife to execute my wishes with the assistace of my nephew, Warren I. BUTLER.”

Specfic bequests made to cemeteries include $150 to the Moyer cemetery, “situated on  the bank of Squirrel Creek on the county line betwixt Wabash and Miami county,” the interest    to be used for the upkeep of the cemetery; $250 to the Gilead cemetery and $150 to the Mt.    Olive cemetery five miles south of Rochester on the Michiga road.

 specific bequest of $1,500 is made to his nephew, Warren I. Butler.

 

Monday, February 8, 1932

 

Charles ELLIOTT, aged 55, ticket agent at Tippecanoe was instantly killed shortly after noon Sunday when the auto which he was driving was struck by an east-bound Nickel Plate passenger train at the crossig at Tippecanoe.

Mr. Elliott was going home for his dinner and it is believed his mind must have been preoccupied on some other matter as he was aware that the east-bound train which was due      right around the noon hour was running 20 minutes behind schedule.  The auto and body of the victim were carried almost a half mile down the tracks before the engineer brought his train        


to a stop.

Members of the crew picked up the horribly mangled body and took it into Bourbon where a Bourbon undertaker had been notified to meet the train.  The victim had been struck in such a manner to suffer decapitation.  The automobile was completely demolished.

Mr. Elliott is survived by the widow and two daughters.  He had been employed by the Nickel Plate railroad for a number of years.  Funeral arrangements have not as yet been  announced.

 

Timothy E. COAKLEY, 63, well known resident of this city and an employee of the Erie railroad for 52 years, dropped dead at five o’clock Sunday evening in Huntington  Death was      due to hemorrhages of the stomach.

Mr. Coakley’s death came as a great shock to his family and friends as he seemingly was enjoying good health.  He had spent the week end at his home here and Sunday received a call      to report at Huntington in the evening to serve as a brakeman on a westbound freight train        which was scheduled to leave that city at five o’clock  Mr. Coakley left Rochester at 1:32 and    had reported for duty whe he suddenly dropped dead.

Timothy E, son of Timothy and Margaret COAKLEY, was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 1, 1868.  He came with his parets to Rochester when a small boy and had spent most of    his life here, with the exception of a few years in New York City.  He had been in the employ    of the Erie railroad 42 years and most the the time had served as a telepgraph operator  However,   recently he had been an extra conductor.  On Nov. 25, he was married to Miss Kathryn LANGSDORF.

When a young man Mr. Coakley gained quite a reputation as a baseball player, having been the star center field for the RED FELLOWS team managed by Alex RUH.

Mr. Coakley was a member of the Railroad Trainmen Brotherhood and the Moose lodge.  Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Miss Donnabelle [COAKLEY] at home, and a brother,   John COAKLEY, of Beloit, Wis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home  The body will lie in state at the residence, 410 Main Street, until the hour of the funeral  Burial will be made in    the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Odie E. HART, 56, passed away at his home three miles west of Deedsville at six o’clock Monday morning, following a week’s illness from pneumonia.  The deceased was well known     in Henry township where he resided for a long period of years.

The deceased, who was the son of James and Elizabeth HART, was born on a farm north of Akron in the year of 1876 and upon reaching his manhood he was united in marriage to      Anna KARN.  About twenty years ago he moved to the Deedsville community where he was engaged in farming.  Mr. Hart was a member of the Deedsville United Brethren church and the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges.  Surviving with the widow, are a son, Neal [HART], at home, a daughter, Mrs. Erid KINDIG, of Deedsville, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth HART; a sister, Mrs.  Pearl WHITTENBERGER of Akron, and two grandchildren.  The father preceded the deceased      in death three years ago.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

 

Robert Larry [CULP], five-day-old son of Mr and Mrs. Charles CULP, of Cushing, Okla., died Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Culp’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley        FULTZ, 430 West Ninth street.  Short services will be held at the Fultz home Sunday afternoon with Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN in charge.  Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends here have received word of the death of George W. JOHNSON which occurred a few days ago in California.  Mr. Johnson was formerly field man for the Texaco Oil Company  and resided in Rochester for several months.  The deceased, accompanied by his wife, left this    city for Californi a year ago for the benefit of his health.  He was a member of the American   Legion Post of this city.

The body was taken to Muscatine, Iowa and funeral services were held there Monday afternoon.  Burial was made in Muskatine.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 1932

 

Funeral services for the late Timothy COAKLEY, Erie railroad brakeman, who died suddenly Sunday evening in the Huntington yards as he was about to board his train, will be    held from the home on North Main street Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Rev. Thomas STOVALL, pastor of the Grace Methodist church, will be in charge.  The brotherhood of   Railroad Trainmen of Huntington, of which orgnization the deceased was a member, will          have charge of the services at the graveside in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Dr. R. S.  GALBREATH, Coroer of Huntington county who held an inquest following the death of Mr. Coakley, pronounced death was caused from an acute heart attack which developed from a      chronic case.  Mr. Coakley died while in the arms of Charles ELIOT of Huntington, an Erie brakeman.  Mr. Coakley had been on top of his train and had descended to talk to Mr Eliot     when his death occurred.

 

William GLASSFORD, 81, died at 11 o’clock Monday night at the home of his niece, Mrs. Charles CHAPIN, four miles southeast of Macy.  Death was due to complications             of disease due to advanced years.

The deceased was born on June 1, 1851, in Eaton, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander GLASSFORD.  His parents died when he was quite young and he was raised by Mr.     and Mrs. Jonathan POTTERFIELD.  In later years, Mr. Glassford, who never married, made       his home with Mr. and Mrs. Noah COVER, but during the past four years had lived with his niece, Mrs. Chapin.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles CHAPIN and Mrs. Ed GALLIPO, and a nephew, John GLASSFORD, all of near Macy.  A brother, George GLASSFORD, died a few years      ago.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Ebenezer church, near Macy, and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.  Rev. ELLERS will be in charge     of the services.

 

Funeral services for Odie HART, 52, near Deedsville, who died Monday morning following a week’s illness with pneumonia, will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Deedsville U.B. Church.  Rev. MINEAR, of Athens, will officiate and burial will be made in    the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 1932

 

Within less than a period of two hours, Wednesday morning, death dealt a swift hand in the claiming of the lives of two well-known Rochester citizens, George NORRIS and Otto SHERBONDY.  Both of these gentlemen were about their regular duties of business yesterday   and the news of their sudden demise, which was current on the streets of this city shortly      


before noon today was almost unbelievable

 

Otto S. SHERBONDY, aged 56, passed away at his home, 456 East 9th street, at 10:45 o’clock this moirning after an illness of but thirty minutes duration.  Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage which was suffered while he was sitting in a chair at his home this    morning.  Although Mr. Sherbondy had not been enjoying his usual health for some little     time, his condition had not been regarded as serious and his death came as an overwhelming  shock to his family and many friends.

Otto Sherman [SHERBONDY, son of George and Mary SHERBONDY, was born at Pleasant Plains, Huntington county, Indiana April 16th, 1877.  He had been a resident of   Rochester for the past 18 years, coming here from Warsaw, Ind.  On September 30th, 1915,     Mr. Sherbondy was united in marriage to Ada M. SOUTHARD, of this city, and to this union  two sons were born.  The deceased foillowed the occupation of plumbing and was well known throughout Fulton and adjoining counties.  The deceased was gifted with a rich b aritone voice   and had been in quartet and choral organization work in this and other cities for a long number     of years.  He was a member of the Christian church and the Knights of Pythias lodge of this    city.

Surviving with the widow are two sons, Howard [SHERBONDY] aged 12 and Richard [SHERBONDY], 8, two sisters, Mrs. Chas. POWELL, and Miss Laura SHERBONDY, both     of this city, a brother, Bruce SHERBONDY, of Elkhart, and the mother, Mrs. Mary SHERBONDY, also of this city.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow’s issue oif this newspaper.

 

George NORRIS, 71, was taken ill at midnight Tuesday and his death occurred at nine o’clock Wednesday morning at his home, 117 West Second Street.  Death was due to a heart attack.

George G. [NORRIS], son of George W. and Elizabeth NORRIS, was born on Aug. 13, 1860, in Dayton, Ohio.  He came with his parents to Fulton county when a small child and      the remainder of his life was spent here.  On Dec. 3, 1885, he was married to Martha       NORRIS.  Mr. Norris followed the occupation of a brick mason and was a member of the      Brick Mason Union.

Surviving are his wife; one son Roy [NORRIS], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Albert LESLIE, of South Bend, and Mrs. Harry COLTRAIN, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Charles EMMONS, of Kewanna, and a brother, Frank [NORRIS], of Kankakee, Ill.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Miss Emmaline ZABST, 81, died at 3:30 this afternoon at the Fulton County Home following an illness of several weeks duration.  Death was due to complications of diseases due   to advanced years.

The deceased was born in Fulton county, the daughter of George and Lucinda ZABST and is the last of a family of seven children.  She had been an inmate of the County Home for 33 years.  Private funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Thursday morning at the Ditmire    funeral parlor inFulton, with Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN in charge.  Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery.
Thursday, February 11, 1932

 

James Austin ZELLER, 72, life long resident of Henry Township, died at 4:15 Wednesday afternoon at his home three miles west of Akron, death being due to complications    of diseases.  Mr. Zeller had been in ill health for the past year but had only been bedfast four weeks.

The deceased was born on a farm near Akron on June 26, 1859.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Mary E. THOMPSON, now deceased.  Surviving are three children: Mrs. Charles SAYGERS and Mrs. Blanche WILLIAMS, of Athens, and Ray ZELLER, of       Chicago.  Several grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will  be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the U.B. Church in Athens.  Burial wil be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

 

Funerl services for Otto SHERBONDY will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Christian church, Rev. H. F. BULGER, of Kewanna, assisted by Rev. J. WALLENBERG and Rev. T. L. STOVALL, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. John BRYANT of this city has received word of the death of her father, Charles BERNARD, 64, which occurred Wednesday evening in Sherwood, Ohio.  Death was due to      heart trouble.  Mr. Bryant had made his home in Rocheser with his daughter for the past two  years, returning to Sherwood only six weeks ago to visit another daughter, Mrs. Erma Haver.

Mr. Bernard was born in Sherwood, Ohio and most of his life was spent there.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Brethren Church.  His wife, formerly Cora      DURFEY, is deceased.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roy KARNS, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Erma HAVER, Sherwood, Ohio; Mrs. John R. BRYANT, Rochester; Bertha BERNARD, Cleveland, Ohio,      and a son, Wayne BERNARD, of Cleveland.  Funeral services will be held in Sherwood   Saturday.

 

Funeral services for George NORRIS, 71, who died suddenly Wednesday morning at his home, 117 West Second Street, will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the       Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.  Body will lie in state from 12 o’clock Friday until hour of funeral.  Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Frank MANN has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ben GEPHART, which occurred Wednesday at a hospital in Lafayette.

 

Friday, February 12, 1932 to Sturday, February 13, 1932

 

[no obits]
Monday, February 15, 1932

 

Thomas POWELL, 84, Civil War veteran of Macy, died Sunday afternoon at 12:50 at the home of his daugher, Mrs. Ina RICHARDS, in South Bend, death being due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.  He had been in ill health for several years but was bedfast  only four days.

Thomas, son of James and Sarah POWELL, was born in Fulton county, Octber 21,    1847 and practically all of his life had been spent in the Macy community.  When he was 17  years of age he enlisted in the army and served all during the Civil War.  For 50 years he   followed the occupation of a carpenter.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Elaura ALSPACH and following her death married Maretta McKINZIE.  He was a member of the  Methodist Church, which he joined following the close of the Civil War, I.O.O.F. Lodge and G.A.R..

Surviving are five children Mrs. Ina RICHARDS, of South Bend; Mrs. Ella WATKINS, of Rochester; LeRoy [POWELL] and James H. POWELL, of Indianapolis, and Reed      POWELL, of Macy.

Military funeral services, in charge of World War veterans, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist Church in Macy.  Rev. E. P. WHITE will officiate and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.  The body will be brought to Macy at ten o’clock Tuesday morning and will lie in state until the hour of the services.

 

Abraham IMHOFF, 69, died suddenly Sunday morning at 5:30 at his home in Denver.  Death was due to heart attack.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock       at the United Brethren church in Denver.  Burial will be made in Chili.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 1932

 

Coming as a shock to reatives and friends is the death of Roy CLAY, 21, which occurred at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the home of his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl HOOVER,         at 1131 Monroe Street, death being due to acute kidney brouble.  He had only been ill since  Friday evening.

Roy, son of Ed and Vernie [DENISTON] CLAY, was born on August 26, 1910 on a farm northwest of Rochester and all of his life had been spent in this community.  On May 10, 1930 he was married to Miss Miriam HOOVER.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Richard [CLAY]; father, Ed CLAY; three brothers, Howard [CLAY], Homer [CLAY] and Roscoe [CLAY], and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline     SNYDER and Mrs. Mildred NEWMAN, all of Rochester.  Funeral arrngements have not been completed.

 

Mrs. Verly BOOHER received word of the death of her uncle, John OVERMAN, of Amboy.  Dr. and Mrs. BOOHER will attend the funeral which will be held Wednesday afternoon.

 

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John YIKE, 326 N. Ohio street, which was born yesterday afternoon died ast night.  Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery this morning.
Wednesday, February 17, 1932

 

Funeral services for the late Roy CLAY, who died at his home yesterday following a short illness caused by kidney trouble, will be held from the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral     Home on South Main street at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.  Rev. John WALLENBERG, pastor    of the Christian church, will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.    The body will lie in state at the Zimmerman Brothers funeral parlor from noon Thursday until   the hour of the service at which time friends of the deceased may view the body.

 

Thursday, February 18, 1932

 

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Miss Anna OPPENHEIM which occurrd at her home in North Manchester Wednesday morning after an illness of six months duration.  Survivors are two brothers and three sisters.  Funeral will be held Friday afternoon   with burial in Wabash.

 

Judge Hurd HURST of Peru, who was the special judge in a suit to set aside a will made  by the late Mrs. Mary BRUCE of near Bruce Lake late yesterday held the maker was of sound  mind when she executed the will.  Mrs. Nellie B. MESNER was named administratrix.  She was required to furnish bond of $12,000.

 

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Frank GOULD, of Pasadena, Calif.  Death was due to pneumonia.  Mr. Gould was the husband of Bernice STINSON, a former Rochester girl.

 

Harvey Marcellus DAVIS, aged 79, who for many years was employed in Rochester as a baker, passed away this morning at the Lutheran Home for the Aged and Infirm at Kendallvile      at 4 o’clock.  He entered this home last November.

Mr. Davis was the son of James and Leah (nee NEWCOMB) DAVIS and was born Jan. 18, 1853, on a farm eight miles north of Columbia City.  April 3,1876, he was married to Susanna ZERBE.  She preceded him in death a number of years ago  He was a life long      member of the Lutheran church.  The only immediate survivor is a sister who resides in      Guthrie, Ohio. [?]

A memorial wreath will be established in his honor by a number of individuals and organizations.  Any person who wishes to contribute any amount, large or small, towards this memorial, kindly call the Lutheran minister, 283-M.  Funeral arrangements will be made later.

 

Mrs. S. Y. GROVE, of Talma, has received word of the death of her brother, Alex MENTZER, 86, which occurred late Wednesday afternoon at his home in Fort Wayne.  Death   was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

Mr. Mentzer formerly lived at Mentone and was well known in the Talma and Mentone communities.  Surviving are two children, Roy [MENTZER] and Fern MENTZER, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. S. Y. GROVE, of Talma and Mrs. Sarah WANG, of Chicago, and a brother, Samuel MENTZER, of Mentone.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at     two o’clock at the Baptist church in Mentone.  Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
George GRIFFITH, 73, well known retired farmer living five miles southwest of Argos, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.  He had been ill since last summer.

The deceased was born on a farm near Argos on April 22, 1858, and had spent all of his life in that community.  He was a member of the Argos Methodist church.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, Oscar [GRIFFITH], of Argos and Lee [GRIFFITH], of Chicago, three daughters, Mrs. Roscoe LEE and Mrs. Carlson HONN, of Plymouth and Mrs. Frank GREENLEE, of South Bend.  Funeral services will be held Saturday aftrnoon at two  o’clock at the Methodist church in Argos.  Rev. Paul REASON will officiate and burial will      be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Friday, February 19, 1932

 

Jeff JONES, aged 82, for many year a resident of Macy, died at 9:45 o’clock this  morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Murry WHISMAN at Deedsville.  Death was      caused by heart trouble.  Three months ago the deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis which has caused him to be bedfast since that time.

Mr. Jones was born on a farm in Cass county in January, 1850.  For many years he resided on farms near Macy.  Three years ago because of ill health he was forced to give up  farming since which time he has been living with his children.

In 1882 he was married to Eva WHITESS, who died several years ago.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Susie HAMMOND, of Macy; Mrs. Glen SHOEMAKER, of Denver and Mrs. WIDEMAN, and two sons, Frank [JONES] of Denver and Clarence [JONES] of Dayton, Ohio.

The funeral services will be held from the Chapel at Perrysburg, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. John BALSBAUGH will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mexico.

 

Mrs. Anna Marie NORMAN, aged 21, wife of Ernest NORMAN, died at the Woodlawn hospital at 5 p.m. Thursday as the result of child birth.  The baby, Anna Judel [NORMAN] is    still alive.  Mr. and Mrs. Norman lived on a farm two and a half miles north of Macy.  Mrs. Norman had been a patient in the hospital since Tuesday.

The deceased [Anna Marie SLISHER] was born on Oct. 15, 1910 at Hammond.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John SLISHER.  She has been a resident of Macy for the past 12    years at which time her parents moved to Macy from Hammond.  Eighteen months ago she      was married to Ernest  Norman.  She was a member of the Christian church at Macy.

Survivors are the husband, daughter, father, five brothers, William [SLISHER] and Carl [SLISHER], of Hammond, Dee [SLISHER] and Paul [SLISHER] of near Macy, Charles [SLISHER] who makes his home with his father in Macy and a sister Zada [SLISHER] who    also lives with her father.

The funeral services will be held from the Christian church at Macy Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. C. M. REED, pastor of the church, in charge.  Burial wil be made in       the Plainview cemetery west of Macy.

 

Funeral services for the late Harvey Marcellus DAVIS, who died Thursday morning at the Lutheran Home for the Aged and Infirm at Kendallvile, will be held at the Lutheran church       here Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. Wm. J. SCHROER.  Burial will take     place at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  A number of memorial wreaths have been established in his honor.   If any person wishes to contribute towards this memorial any sum, large or small   


kindly call the Luthera pastor at 283-M.

 

Saturday, February 20, 1932

 

Mrs. May (STADDON) SEELEY, 60, former Fulton county lady passed away at the   home of her daughter who resides in Spokane,Washington.  For a number of years the       deceased resided in Leiters Ford, but left that town about 14 years ago to make her home in the West.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Don ROBINSON, of Converse, Mable [SEELEY], of Spokane, Washington; a son, Delois SEELEY, who lives in the West; two [sic] brothers, John STADDON, of Leiters Ford, Louis STADDON, of Culver, and William STADDON of     Headlee, Ind.  A son, Oren [SEELEY], preceded his mother in death during the World War.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon two o’clock in the Luckenbill Chapel, Leiters Ford.  A minister from Converse will have charge of the services.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

The body will arrive at Leiters Ford at one o’clock Monday afternoon.

 

Mrs. Blanche ARMSTRONG has been called to South Bend because of the death of her brother, Lemuel PATSEL, aged 65, who died there Thursday at the home of his sons George [PATSEL] and Floyd [PATSEL] following a two days illness.  Mr. Patsel had often visited in  this city.  For many years he resided in Plymouth.  The funeral services will be held in South Bend Sunday afternoon.

 

Argos, Ind., Feb. 20. -  Dr. W. A. OYLER, former Argos physician, died Wednesday in Cicero, Ind.  He wss a resident of Argos for a number of years.  Funeral services were held in Argos Friday.

 

Monday, Feruary 22, 1932

 

Mrs. John LOWE, 63, life long resident of Fulton county, died Sunday afternoon at 1:45 at her home north of Rochester in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, death being due to     complications of diseases.  Mrs. Lowe had been in ill health for three years but her condition     had only been regarded as serious the past six weeks.

Minnie [PENCE], daughter of John and Mary PENCE, was born southeast of Rochester on March 17, 1868, and in 1884 married to John LOWE.  Prctically all of her married life had been spent in the Mt. Olive community.  When she was 14 years of age she united with the Methodist church at Union and later transferred her membership to the Mt. Olive church.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Edward [LOWE] and Isaac [LOWE], near Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Edith WELLER, Mrs. Bessie WHYBREW and Mrs. Mary FISHER, all     of Liberty township; 17 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Retta LOWE and Mrs. A. E.   KOFFEL, of Fulton, and Mrs. John OLIVER, southeast of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Fulton U.B. church.  Rev. FRANKLIN will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

 

Frank W. MORGAN, 66, owner of the Argos Telephone Co., and one of the most prominent residents of that town, died Sunday morning at three o’clock at the Kelly hospital.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed a four months illness.

The deceased was born in Cass county, October 11, 1865, the son of Charles and Susan


MORGAN, but moved to the Argo community when a small child.  Upon reaching manhood     he was married to Eleanor OSBORN.  For several years Mr. Morgan followed the occupation      of a farmer, later buying an interest in the Argos telephone company.  At the time of his death he was sole owner of the company.  He was a member of the Argos Improvement Club.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Maude STEGER, of Argos, Miss Flo MORGAN, a teacher in the Newcastle schools; a son, Carl [MORGAN], of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Rev. I. B. MORGAN, of Greensburg, Ind., and Dr. Charles A. MORGAN, of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Bertha CAPLE, of Angola, Ind.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Argos with Rev. Paul REASON in charge.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

The Argos Telephone Co. office will be closed Tuesday p.m. between two and three, during the hour of the funeral, in respect to Mr. Morgan.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. May SEELEY, formerly of Fulton county, who died at the home of her daughter in Spokane, Wash., will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

 

Tuesday, February 23, 1932

 

Cliff OVERMYER today received word of the death of Charles STUART which occurred at New London, Wis., Sunday evening. Mr. Stuart was a former resident of this city and while living here was employed by BEYER BROTHERS.  His death was entirely unexpected.  The  body will be taken to Warsaw for burial.

 

Relatives here have received word of the death oif Reuben DAVIS, 65, of Peru, which occurred at 2:45 Monday afternoon at the Dukes hospital in Peru.  Death was due to  complications which developed following an operation.  A son, Harvey [DAVIS], of Peru, one grandson, and a brother, William DAVIS, east of Rochster, survive.  Funeral services will be   held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in Peru.

 

Mr. William BALL received word late last night of the death of his sister, Mrs. Almedia PARRETT, 73, of East 10t Street, this city.  Death resulted at 8:30 o’clock Monday evening following  stroke of paralysis which was suffered at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce  FOUST, of Mishawaka, where Mrs. Parrett was visiting.

The deceased [Almedia BALL], who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BALL, was born on a farm north of this city.  Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago.  Mrs. Parrett is survived by her daughter, of Mishawaksa, and a brother, William [BALL], of this city.  She was a member of the Methodist church.  Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this         issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 1932

 

Mrs. Anna HILL, aged 82, widow of the late John R. HILL, died at her home two and a half miles southwest of this city at 10:45 o’clock this morning.  Death was caused by complications incident to old age and followed an illness of six weeks.

The deceased [Anna ANDERSON] was born on March 26, 1849, in the Province of Vestergotland, Sweden.  She was a daughter of John and Sarah ANDERSON.  She was educated    in the schools of her native and.  She was married in Sweden on Dec. 3, 1878.


Fifty-two years ago she came to this country and 28 years ago gtook up her residence in Fulton county, coming here from Paxton, Ill.  Her husband died 14 years ago.

Survivors are a daughter, Miss Hilda HILL, who lived with her mother, a sister, Mrs. John HANSON, who resides on a farm east of this city, and a brother and a sister who live in Sweden.  Mrs. Hill was a member of the Lutheran church.

Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed, but in all probability the services will e held from the home at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Harold TURPIN, pastor of the             First Presbyterian church in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

 

Relatives here have received word of the sudden death of John W. BARKMAN, 70, former resident of this city, which occurred Tuesday evening in Orlando, Fla.  The cause of his death    was not given in the message.

John W., son of John and Nancy BARKMAN, was born on a farm near Rochestr and the earlier part of his life was spent in Fulton county.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Emma JONES.  For several years Mr. and Mrs. Barkman spent their summers at Bayview,   Mich., and in the winters resided in Florida.  Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Miss Izora [BARKMAN], two sisters, Mrs. Mary KESSLER and Mrs. Dora NELLANS, of Rochester,      and a brother, M. L. BARKMAN, of South Bend.

Funeral services will be held in Orlando and the body will be kept there until spring when it will be brought to Rochester for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Samuel PONTIUS, 91, for a long period of years a resident of Henry township, passed away at the home of his son-in-law, Hugh MILLER, two miles south of Akron, at 3:30     o’clock Tuesday afternoon.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases inherent with     advanced years.  For the past four or five years Mr. Pontius had made his home with   grandchildren and his son-in-law, all of whom resided in Henry township.  The deceased was    born in Starke county on March 16, 1841.

Mr. Pontius, who followed the occupation of farming, until ill health prevented, resided in Miami county for a number of years.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred      LIMEBAUGH, of Akron, and a son, Warren PONTIUS, of Lima, Ohio.  A daughter, Mrs.     Hugh MILLER, preceded her father in death.

Funeral services will be held at the Akron Brethren church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery.

Rev. Geo. SWIHART, of Roann, will have charge of the services.

 

Mrs. Sarah ALBERT, 63, life-long resident of Union township, died Tuesday morning at her home two miles southeast of Kewanna.  Death was due to an attack of influenza and       followed a two weeks illness.

The deceased (Sarah WALTERS] was born near Kewanna on March 12, 1868, the daughter of Margaret and Matthew WALTERS.  Twenty-seven years ago she was married to  Rufus ALBERT.  She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, one brother, Arthur WALTERS, of Fulton; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie POWNALL, of Fulton, Mrs. Mary KEPLINGER, of Rochester and Mrs. Emma  COLLINS, of Farmville, Va.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:45 at the Prairie Grove church with Rev. Guy CHATMAN, of Fulton, in charge.  Burial will be made      in the Shaffer cemetery.
Funeral services for Miss Almeda PARRETT, 73, of this city, who died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce FOUST in Mishawaka, will be at one o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Foust home.  Burial will be made in South Whitley.

Surviving Mrs. Parrett are the one daughter, one brother, William BALL, of Rochester, and four sisters, Mrs. Jesse WOLF, of Rochester, Mrs. Angie CRAIG, of Indianapolis, Mrs.  Minnie KRUTCH, of Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret HALL, of Mishawaka.

Mrs. Angie Craig, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Jesse Wolf, Miss Dessie WOLF, Mr. and Mrs. William BALL and Admiral SMITH will attend the funeral services.

 

Thursday, February 25, 1932

 

Indianapolis, Feb. 25. -  The Rev. George C. CHANDLER, 76 years old, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church since 1920, died last night at his home, 2424 West St. Clair Street, following a heart attack.

Born in London, England, Marc 30, 1853, the Rev. Mr. Chandler sailed to Canada when he was 15 years old.  He studied in the schools of Toronto, McMaster seminary and Toronto university and was ordained in the ministry in June, 1889.

The Rev. Mr. Chandler held three pastorates in Ontario, one as a student pastor, before accepting a call to the pulpit at Elwood in 1895.  He served there until 1901, when he went to Maraquoket, Ia., but in 1907 returned to the Elwood church, serving until 1910.

In 1910 he became pastor of the church at Rochester and left there in 1918 to accept the pastorate of the Second Mt. Pleasant Church, near Franklin.  He served there until 1920 when he was transferred to Memorial Church.

Because of his activity in connection with the Lavelle-Gossett post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Rev. Mr. Chandler was made an honorary member of the post last November.  He     was a member of the Blue lodge Masons of Rochester and the Royal Arch Masons of      Plymouth.

The Rev. Mr. Chandler served as secretary of the Indianapolis Baptist conference from 1927 to 1929.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Clive McGUIRE, executive secretary oif the Federal Baptist Churches of Indianapois, at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Memorial   Church.  Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Emily May CHANDLER; a son, Harvey W. CHANDLER, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. B. M. HANNA of Rockford, Ill.; two       brothers, the Rev. A. E. CHANDLER of Sterling, Col., and the Rev. John CHANDLER of Mountain Home, Ia., and five grandchildren.

 

John HILL today received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Charles SCHMOSS, aged 66, which occurred at her home in Downers Grove, Ill., last night following an operation for    gall stones which she underwent several days ago.  The deceased was born on a farm ten miles  west of Rochester.  For many years she lived in Akron where her husband operated a barber     shop.  Survivors are the husband, son and daughter, all of Downers Grove, Ill.; two brothers,   John of this city and Ed [HILL] of Long Beach, California; and a sister, Mrs. Will WILSON        of Monterey.  Burial will be made at Downers Grove, Ill.

 

Charles H. McWHORTER, 70, died at 6:30 Thursday morning at his home in the Bethel neighborhood, near Argos.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illness    of several years.


The deceased was born near Bourbon on November 18, 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram McWHORTER.  Mr. McWhorter followed the occupation of farming and practically all    of his life had been spent in the Argos community.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Lois ZUMBAUGH, Mrs. Lida BANBACTON and Mrs. Wilma LUTY, all of the Bethel neighborhood.  A son died eight years ago.  Funeral services will be held Saurday afternoon at two o’clock at the Bethel Church with Rev. HART, of Inwood, and Rev. REISEN, of Argos, in charge.  Burial will be made in the Bethel cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna HILL, who died at her home two and a half miles west of this city yesterday will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Friday.  Rev. H. W. TURPIN will   be in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

 

William ZOOK, aged 78, for many years a prominent resident of Liberty township, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. John ZOOK, 613      California Avenue, South Bend from wounds which he inflicted at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  Ill health is given as the cause of the suicide.

Mr. Zook had been visiting in this city with his son, County Recorder John ZOOK, for several days.  He left this city Wednesday morning at 10:50 o’clock by bus for South Bend and arrived in that city at 12:30 o’clock.  He went from the bus station directly to the home of his daughter-in-law where he had been residing during the winter because of his health.

Mr. Zook greeted Mrs. Zook and conversed with her also Mrs. Howard PRAHR who  makes  her home with Mrs. Zook.  He then retired to his bedroom on the second floor of the   Zook home.  At 2:30 o’clock both women were startled when they heard a revolver shot.  Investigating they found that Mrs. Zook while lying on a bed in his room had shot himself through the head with a 32 calibre revolver.

Mrs. Zook called a doctor who stated that it would be only a matter of hours until death would claim Mr. Zook.  The bullet had passed through the head from the right temple to the     left temple.  County Recorder John Zook was notified by his wife.  He left immediately for South Bend and was at his father’s bedside when he passed away.

The coroner of St. Joseph county was called a short time after the shooting.  He released the bodfy of Mr. Zook after death had occurred and it was brought to Fulton in an ambulance to be prepared for busial.  This morning John Zook received a letter from his father written a short time after he had arrived in South Bend yesterday but there was no mention in the letter that               he was contemplating suicide.

Mr. Zook had accompanied his father to the bus yesterday morning and at that time the elderly gentleman seemed to be in his usual health and did not appear to be suffering under any     great mental strain.

Mr. Zook was born near Hagerstown on December 20, 1853.  He came to this county   with his parents, John and Mary ZOOK, when he was nine years old.  He has resided         practically all of his life in Liberty township and for 50 years was engaged in the real estate business.

Mr. Zook was a prominent republican.  He served as assessor of Liberty township for a number of years.  He was for two terms superintendent of the Fulton county road system.

The deceased was married to Miss Mary POTTER of this city 60 years ago.  She preceded him in death several years ago.  His only survivor is his son John.  Mr. Zook was a member of   the Odd Fellows lodge and the United Brethren church at Fulton.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The funeral services will be held from the United Brethren Church at Fulton at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Rev. W. H. FRANKLIN pastor of he church will be in charge.  Burial      will be made in the cemetery at Fulton.

 

Friday, February 26, 1932

 

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Mentone for Mrs. Lulu THOMPSON, aged 59, wife of Horace THOMPSON, Mentone merchant who died Wednesday afternoon from     cancer after an illness of three to four years.  Burial was made in the cemetery at Mentone.

 

Billy Gene [CONRAD], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel CONRAD, died at 5:15   Friday morning, two and one-half hours after birth, at the home of Mrs. Conrad’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George KNIGHT, 1541 Audubon Avenue.  Surviving are the parents.  Short funeral   services were held at three p.m. at the residence with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge.  Burial  was made in the Citizens cemetery.

 

Saturday, February 27, 1932

 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MILLER, 78, a life long resident of Wayne township passed away at her farm home near Grass Creek, Friday.  Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia which    the aged lady suffered only a few days ago.

Mary Elizabeth [SNYDER], daughter of George and Rosanna SNYDER, was born on a farm in Wayne township, this county on Oct. 29th, 1854.  On Nov. 23rd, 1876 she was united   in marriage to Michael MILLER.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Grass Creek U.B. church.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel HUDKINS, of Griffith, Ind., and Mrs Pearl HAROLD, of Grass Creek, Mrs. Della GARBERSON, of Vaughnsville, Ohio, and two sons, Alvin  MILLER, of Grass Creek and Oliver MILLER, of Kewanna.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock at the United Brethren church in Grass Creek.  Interment will be made in the Round Lake cemetery, at Grass Creek.

 

Marion WHARTON, 27, formerly of Kewanna, passed away at his home 1163 Donald street, South Bend Saturday morning, following a brief illness of double pneumonia.  The    young man had been a resident of Kewanna for all of his life with the exception of the past six years which were spent in South Bend.

He is survived by his widow, who was Edith CALVIN, two children, Mariam [WHARTON] aged 5, and William [WHARTON] aged 2, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William      B. WHARTON, of Kewanna, a brother Harlan [WHARTON] of South Bend and three sisters,  Mrs. H. F. BULGER, of Kewanna, Esther [WHARTON] and Elsie [WHARTON] at home.

Funeral arrangements had not been announced as thi issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

 

John MYERS, 51, former resident of Leiters Ford, passed away at his hoime Saturday morning at Battle Creek, Mich., following an illness of several mnths duration.  He had been       a resident of Battle Creek for the past six years.  The deceased is a brother of Trustee Bert   MYERS, of this city.  Funeral arrangements and more detailed report will appear in Monday’s issue of the News=Sentinel.
Monday, February 29, 1932

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of Bernice BABCOCK which occurred Sunday at Marion.  The deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus       BABCOCK, of Converse.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.  Burial will  be made in Converse.

Mr. Babcock and A. G. GOODWIN, of this city, were schoolmates.

 

Mrs. Elsie Mae FOOR, aged 62, passed away at her home five miles north of this city, 8:15 o’clock Sunday evening.  Death resulted from dropsy after an illness of four months   duration.

Elsie Mae [SCHOOLCRAFT], daughter of James M. and Phoebe SCHOOLCRAFT, was born on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood on March 5th, 1869, and had been a resident of Fulton county for practically all of her life.  On Dec. 24th, 1889 she was united in marriae to Parlee E. FOOR, who survives.  Mrs. Foor was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church.  Surviving with the husband are five sons, Osa V. [FOOR], of Frankfort, Dof FOOR of this    city, Jesse L. [FOOR], of Kingsbury, Ind., James D. [FOOR], of Wanatah and Harold      [FOOR], at home; two brothers, Leroy SCHOOLCRAFT, of Oaks, N.D., Billie SCHOOLCRAFT, of Evergreen, Texas, a sister Mrs. Edna BATS, of Oak, N.D., and five grandchildren.

Short services will be held at the house at 1:20 followed by services at the Metodist church in Rochester at 2 o’clock.  Rev. R. L. SHURTE, assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL,    will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Frank SKINNER, 74, well known retired farmer of the Macy community, died Sunday night at his hoime one mile west of Macy.  Death was due to heart trouble and followed a six weeks illness.

Frank, son oif Calvin and Mary (WILSON) SKINNER, was born in Iowa in 1858.  Fifty years ago he was mrried to Anna KINDIG and five years following their marriage they moved      to the Macy community where they have since resided.  Mr. Skinner is the last of a family of eight children.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Stella SMITH, of Akron, Mrs. Maude SAVAGE, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Mary CALLOWAY, of Macy, and one son, August     SKINNER, of Morocco, Ind.  Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the residence with Rev. C. M. READ, pastor of the Christian church in charge. Burial will be made in the Perrysburg cemetery.

 

Following a five days illness with pneumonia Mrs. Louisa WOOLLEY, 83, died at 7:45 Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank ROHRER, five and three-fourths   miles northwest of Argos on the Fulton-Marshall county line.

The deceased [Louisa LEWIS] was born in Miami county on May 18, 1848,  the daughter of Samuel and Mary LEWIS.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Albert   WOOLLEY.  For many years Mr. and Mrs. Woolley lived at Denver, but since his death 20   years ago she had divided her time between her home in Denver and that of her daughter near  Argos.  Mrs. Rohrer is the only survivor.

Short services will be held at the Rohrer home Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock.  The body will then be taken to Denver where services in charge of Rev. John CLARK will be held    


at 2:30.  Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

 

Mrs. Vesta Viola [NICHOLS] BLOSSER, 43, life-long resident of Union township, died Saturday afternoon at 12:50 at her home in Kewanna.  Death was due to complications of   diseases and followed an illness of several weeks.

The deceased was born in Kewanna, Dec. 24, 1882, the daughter of William and Alta NICHOLS.  On Nov. 26, 1907, in Rochester, she was married to E. J. BLOSSER.  She was a member of the First Baptist church in Kewanna and the Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Lucile [BLOSSER] and Lois [BLOSSER], at home; mother, Mrs. Alta NICHOLS, of Lafayette and Warren NICHOLS, of Kentland a half-brother Willard NICHOLS, of Fulton; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl RITTER, of Kalamazoo,       Mich., and Mrs. William RANS, of Kewanna.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church with Rev. W. J. FOX in charge.  Burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Isaac ENGLE, 79, two and one-half miles north of Akron, who died Friday at the McDonald hospital in Warsaw, were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Beaver Dam U.B. church.  Rev. MINER, of Athens, officiated and burial was made in the   Nichols cemetery north of Akron.

Isaac, son of George and Sarah ENGLE, was born in Ohio Oct. 7, 1853, and came to Fulton county when a young man.  Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Frank    DICKEY and Mrs. William DICKEY, of Akron, Mrs. Norton REED, of Culver; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three brothers, John [ENGLE] and Jacob [ENGLE] of Beaver Dm, David [ENGLE] of near Warsaw; two sisters, Mrs Kate JEFFERIES and Mrs.     Anna JEFFERIES, of Mentone.

 

Roy DILLMAN, 58, near Akron, died Friday at the home of his son-in-law in Plymouth, death following a year’s illness.  Mr. Dilman had lived in the Akron community for 20 years    and followed the occupation of a bridge [ - - - - omitted - - - -].

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Cleo LaRUE, of Plymouth, Mrs. Devur LaRUE of Akron, Mrs. Chloe WORDEN, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Charlotte KAWINSKI of Roann,        Ind.; two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at Log Bethel.  Rev. Charles ROSS, of Atwood, officiated and burial was made in the Log Bethel cemetery.

 

Funeral services for John MYERS, 51, former resident of Fulton county who died Saturday morning at Battle Creek, Mich., following a year’s illness with paralysis, were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church.  Rev. GREEN      officiated and burial was made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

John, son of George and Louise MYERS, was born at Leiters Ford on Feb. 2, 1881.  All of his life had been spent in the Leiters Ford community with the exception of the past six years during which time he resided in Battle Creek.

Surviving are three brothers, Bert MYERS, of Rochester, Walter [MYERS], of Leiters Ford and Arch [MYERS], of Monroe, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda MAHLER, of Culver,      and Mrs. Lida ROSE, of Battle Creek.
The funeral services of Marion WHARTON, 27, who died Saturday at his home in South BEnd following a short illness with pneumonia, were conducted Monday afternoon at two    o’clock at the Christian church in Kewanna.  Rev. H. F. BULGER was in charge and burial     was made in the [Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery].

 

Mrs. Sarah J. KEISTER HESS, passed away at 6:45 o’clock Saturday evening at her home, 331 Indiana Ave., this city, following a ten days ilness from pneumonia.

Mrs. Hess was born Sept..27, 1851, at Jamestown, Pa., where she lived until the age of 12, when she moved with her parents to Lake Cicott, Ind., where she grew to womanhood.  On Oct. 24, 1869, she was united in marriage to Enos M. TIMMONS and to this union five    children were born:  Mrs. LINCOLN (deceased); Mrs. George BROWN, of Plymouth; William   A. [TIMMONS], of New Paris; Mrs. Conrad SCHAFER, of Rensselaer, and Charlie   [TIMMONS], who died at the age of 4 years.  Her husband passed away Oct. 26, 1912.  Mrs. Timmons was united in marriage to Amos E. HESS on July 28, 1917.  Survivors besides the children are the husband, two sisters and three brothers, twelve gandchildren and 17 [great]-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Brown, Lake Ave., Plymouth, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.  The    services will be in charge of Rev. LONGENBAUGH of the Rochester United Brethren church, of which the deceased wsas a member.

 

Tuesday, March 1, 1932

 

Funeral services for Mrs. P. E. FOOR, who died Sunday evening at her home five miles north of the city will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church in Rochester.  Short services will also be held at the house at 1:30.  Rev. S. L. SHORTE will be   in charge and will be assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

William ZOOK, son of John and Mary ZOOK, was born near Hagerstown, Ind., December 20, 1853, and departed this life at the home of Mrs. John ZOOK, South Bend, Ind.,     at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, age 78 years, two months and four days.  He was      united in marriage to Mary POTTER, at Kewanna, Ind., March 12, 1874, and to this union     three children were born:  Edna May  [ZOOK], born January 31, 1875; John L. [ZOOK] born October 28, 1877; Laura Bell [ZOOK], born March 16, 1880.  Edna May died January 31, 1875; Laura Bell died October 9, 1899 and Mrs. Mary ZOOK died February 18, 1903.  John L.   survives.

William Zook was of a family of five children, four boys and one girl.  The sister is the only one surviving.

He came to this county with his parents at the age of nine years, residing nearly all of his life in Liberty township.  For 40 years he was engaged in real estate business, served as     assessor of Liberty township for several years.  He was for two terms superintendent of Fulton county public roads.  In politics he was a prominent republican.  He was also a member of the  Odd Fellows Lodge of Fulton and a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.  A good   citizen, pleasant in disposition, sociable and friendly to everybody.  A man of high ideas and   good attainments, who will be missed on the streets of Fulton and missed as a citizen of      Fulton county.

He leaves to mourn his only son, John L. Zook, county recorder; daughter-in-law, Mrs.


John ZOOK and two granddaughers, Janet [ZOOK] and Janice ZOOK; one sister, Mrs. Emma STUDEBAKER, of Wyandotte, Michigan; other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Wednesday March 2, 1932

 

Mrs. William DELP has received word of the death of her grand-nephew, Robert SMITH, aged 13, of Parker, who was killed Monday evening when a Big Four freight train struck his bicycle.  Mrs. Smith was a daugher of Sam VanBLARICOM, who was a resident of this city      for many years.  Following is an account of the accident which claimed Robert Smith’s life,  which account was taken from a Richmond newspaper:  “Robert, age 13, son of the Rev. and   Mrs. M. E. SMITH, of Parker, in Randolph county, was killed late Monday when a Big Four railroad switch engine struck the bicycle from which he was passing newspapers.  The accident occurred at the crossing near the Rickey elevator in Parker.  His father and mother were     attending a meeting of the Richmond district Methodist Episcopal conference at Hagerstown at   the time of the accident.  Rev. Mr. Smith, a member of the Examining board of minisgterial candidates, was called from a board meeting and informed of the death of his son.”

 

Lucile [FRY], 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence FRY, of Monterey, died at 4 o’clock Wednesday morning.  Death was due to chronic Bright’s disease and followed a two  years illness.  Surviving are the parents and two brothers.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church in Mointerey.  Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetey.

 

Thursday, March 3, 1932

 

Mrs. Isabelle R. JACKSON, aged 67, passed away at her farm home, one-half mile north of the Pendleton bridge, in Richland township, Wednesday evening at five o’clock.  Death   resulted from heart trouble, following an illness of several years duration.  Mrs. Jackson had    been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life and had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern sections of this county.

Isabelle R. [KESSLER], daughter of George and Sarah KESSLER, was born on a farm in Newcastle township April 22, 1863.  She was united in marriage to Charles E. JACKSON on Sept. 12, 1883, and to this union one daughter, Alice [JACKSON], was born.  The daughter preceded her mother in death on Aug.5, 1903.  Survivors are the husband, one brother, M. E. KESSLER, of Detroit, Mich., four sisters, Media [KESSLER], Dora [KESSLER], Mary [KESSLER] and Hattie [KESSLER], and three brothers, Lewis A. [KESSLER], Del   [KESSLER] and an infant brother preceded Mrs. Jackson in death.

Funeral services will be held at the farm residence Friday afternoon at two o’clock with the Rev. A. S. DAVISSON officiating.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at this  city.

 

Mrs. J. W. BYRER, 72, well known resident of Talma, died at one o’clock Thursday afternoon foillowing a six year illness.  Death was due to nervous trouble and complications.

Mary BYBEE, daughter of Pleasant and Nancy BYBEE, was born in Marshall county on August 18, 1859, and practically all of her life had been spent in the Talma community.  On  March 11, 1882, she was married in Rochester to J. W. BYRER.

Surviving are her husband, former Fulton county assessor, two sons, Charles BYRER, of Fort Wayne, and Ferd BYRER, of South end; four daughters, Miss Celia [BYRER], at        


home, Mrs. Grace HOOVER and Mrs. Nancy WARREN, of South Bend, and Mrs. Cleo KALENBECK, of Fort Wyne; eight grandcvhildren; a twin sister, Mrs. Sarah BUSENBURG,       of Rochester; three brothers, Lawson BYBEE, northeast of Rochester, Neal BYBEE, of Detroit, Mich., and Melvin BYBEE, of South Bend.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Following a few days illness with pneumonia Mrs. Jane LISEY, 72, died at 11:30 Thursday morning at her home in Kewanna.  The deceased was a life long resident of Union township.

Jane [GUISE], daughter of Benneville and Ann GUISE, was born in Union township on March 2, 1860, and on March 28, 1882, she was married to William LISEY.  She was a    member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Jake ACKERMAN and Mrs. Guy URBIN, of Kewanna; Harry LISEY, of Attica; John F. LISEY, of Detroit, and Mrs. Orville WHARTON, of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline SHONK, of Rochester, and Mrs. Mary Lucy SLICK, of Kewanna and three brothers, George GUISE of Monterey, and Daniel [GUISE] and Charles GUISE of Kewanna.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

Mrs. Cordelia NAFE, past 85 years of age, died Wednesday afternoon at the Hadley Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan accordig to word received here by her niece, Mrs. Frank HOFFMAN.  Death followed an illness of two weeks.

Cordelia [ERNSPERGER], daughter of Christopher and Anna ERNSPERGER, was boon in Ohio but all of her girlhood was spent on the Ernsperger farm west of Rochester.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Dr. George NAFE and for many years they lived in Fremont, Michigan.  Followig Dr. Nate’s death she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. June BOYER, in Muskegon, Michigan.  She was a life long member of the Methodist church and had always been active in church and club work

Surviving are two children, Mrs. June BOYER, of Muskegon, and John NAFE, of Detroit, Michigan.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Boyer home in  Muskegon and burial will be made in Fremont, Mich.

 

Harvey Joseph [LEWIS], two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey LEWIS, was found dead in bed at 4:30 Thursday morning at the home of Mr. Lewis’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee LEWIS, southwest of Rochester.  The child had been suffering from a severe cold for some      time but his condition was not regarded as serious.  Surviving are the parents and grandparents.

 

Friday, March 4, 1932

 

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. BYRER, who died Thursday aftrnoon at her home in Talma, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church in Mentone.     Rev. W. S. KENNEDY will be in charge and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

 

Miss Marjorie Alberta WAGONER, 17-year-old daughter of Charles C. WAGONER, a student in the Rochester high school, died at 10:30 Thursday evening at the Wagoner home,     five miles southeast of the city  Death was due to lymphatic lenchaemia and followed an      illness of three months.

Marjorie Alberta, daughter of Charles C. and Nellie (WESTWOOD) WAGONER, was


born Jan. 3, 1915, on a farm four miles southwest of Rochester.  All of her life had been spent   in this community.  She was a member of he Grace Methodist church and was a freshman in   high school.

Surviving are her father and step-mother; a step-brother, Robert WAGONER; grandfather, James WESTWOOD, of Rochester; grandmother, Mrs. WAGONER, near Rochester, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. William LOVATT, of Fulton

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. C. S. DAVISSON in charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Jane LISEY, of Kewanna, who died Thursday will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist Episcopal church in Kewanna.

 

Short services will be held Saturday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee LEWIS, southwest of Rochester, for their grandson, Harvey Joseph [LEWIS], two-months-old son of     Mr. and Mrs. Harvey LEWIS, who was found dead in bed Thursday morning.  Burial will be   made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

 

Saturday, March 5, 1932

 

Word was received here today of the death of Edwin W. WELCH, 48, at Long Beach, Calif., on Feb. 29.  Death was the result of pneumonia.  He was born in Fulton county, the     son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius WELCH, but has lived in Caifornia for the last 17 years.  The Welch’s have visited here in recent years, where they have many friends from the days when     they resided in the community.

Surviving are the parents, the widow, Harriet WELCH, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret  WELCH [?], a brother, Marion [WELCH], and a sister, Mrs. Marguerite BURNSIDE, all of California.

The funeral was held on Wednesday with Rev. Roy KLINE officiating.  Entombment was made at the Sunnyside mausoleum.

 

Monday, March 7, 1932

 

Edward HATTERY, 77, for many years a prominent farmer of the Macy community, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at 6:30 at his home in Perrysburg.  Dr. NEWELL, Miami county coroner, who was called stated death ws due to heart trouble.

The deceased was born on a farm near Green Oak on Dec. 24, 1855, and over 50 years ago he was married to Vina BRIGGS.  For many years Mr. and Mrs. Hattery lived on a farm three miles southwest of Macy on Federal road 31.  Three years ago they retired and moved to Perrysburg.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Roy [HATTERY], of South Bend; Ralph [HATTERY] of Phoenix, Ariz.; Clarence [HATTERY], of Denver, and Ernest [HATTERY], of Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine WALTERS, of Huntington; Mrs. Ora NYE, of Peru; one sister,     Mrs. Anna HAMILTON, of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist church in Perrysburg.  Rev. GOLDEN will be in charge and burial will be made in Greenlawn cemetery      at Mexico.
Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. TROUTMAN, 64, who died Saturday morning at her home in Lima, Ohio, following a year’s illess with cancer, were held Monday afternoon at       two o’clock at the Methodist church in Akron.  Rev. Lester ARTER, of Rochester, nephew of   the deceased, officiated and was assisted by Rev. MILLER, of Akron.  Burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Vina [ARTER], daughter of Phillip and Phoeba ARTER, was born in Stark county,  Ohio.  Upon womanhood she was married to John TAYLOR and after his death she married       A. C. TROUTMAN.  The deceased lived in Akron for many years.  She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Elmer TAYLOR, of Toledo, Ohio, and Emmett TAYLOR, of Akron; father, Phillip ARTER, of Akron; five brothers, John [ARTER],      William [ARTER] ad Ed [ARTER], of Akron, Sam [ARTER], of Rochester and Frank    [ARTER] of Talma; two sisters, Mrs. Richard PERSONETT, of Akron, and Mrs. Ben WILTSHIRE, of Macy.

The body arrived in Akron Mnday morning and was taken to the son’s home where it remained until the hour of the funeral.

 

Following a two weeks’ illness James Willard COPLEN, 68, died Sunday morning at three o’clock at the home of his nephew, Roy COPLEN, northwest of Akron.  Death was due     to paralysis.

Mr. Coplen was born on April 27, 1865 on a farm near Mentone and practically all of his life had been spent in that community.  His wife, who was formerly Flora EATHELMAN,      died three years ago.  He was a member of the Saints Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Saints Church in Athens.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

 

Mrs. Lura BABCOCK, of this city, today received word that Mrs. J. C. BABCOCK, 78, former resident of Akron, passed away at her home in Citronelle, Ala., on Thursday, March 3.  Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis.  Funeral services were held at her son, Claire    Babcock’s home in Citronelle, Sunday afternoon and burial was made in a cemetery in that      city.

Mrs. Babcock, who was Nancy LONG prior to her marriage, is survived by a son and daughter who reside in Alexandria, Ind., a son Claire BABCOCK, of Citronelle, Ala., and a       son Fred [BABCOCK], who resides in Elkhart.

 

Mrs. Mary Maude SOMMERS, aged 51, of Grass Creek, passed away at the Cass County Hospital Saturday afternoon.  Death followed an operation for the removal of gall stones.  The deceased had been in ill health for the past five weeks and this was the second operation which   she had undergone.

Mary Maude [MURRAY], daughter of Archimulus and Hannah MURRAY, was born on a farm in Wayne Township Dec. 23, 1880, and had been a resident of that community    throughout her entire life.  On June 4th, 1902 she was united in marriage to George Melvin SOMMERS.  Mrs. Sommers was a member of the Grass Creek United Brethren church and the O.E.S. of Kewanna.  Survivors are the husband, and three sons, Harold [SOMMERS] and     Adam [SOMMERS], of near Grass Creek and Leola [SOMMERS] who resides at home.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Grass Creek United Brethren church with the Rev. Mrs. HOLLINGSWORTH and Rev. SANSTRAH in charge.  


Burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Earl MIKESELL, 44, former resident of Newcastle township, died Saturday evening at five o’clock at a hospital in South Bend.  Death followed an illness of two years with diabetes.

Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Mikesell, was born on a farm in Newcastle township and spent all of his life in the Talma community with the exception of the past six or seven years, during which time he had lived in South Bend.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Loretta MIKESELL, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa MIKESELL, of South Bend.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at     the Christian church in Talma with Rev. W. S. KENNEDY officiating.  Burial will be made      in the Hamlett cemetery.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 1932

 

James Thomas MASON, aged 87, resident of Rochester for 20 years, died at 12:45 Tuesday morning at his home at 1601 Main Street, following a ten days illness.  Death was      due to influenza.

The deceased was born in Lickig County, Ohio on April 25, 1844, the son of   Thompson and Mary MASON.  For 35 years he lived in Ohio, 20 years in Illinois, moving       to Indiana in 1899, where he has since resided.  He followed the occupation of farming until 20 years ago when he retired and moved to Rochester.  He united with the Methodist Episcopal  Church when a young man and had always been a faithful member.

Surviving are his wife, Rachel MASON; four sons, Rev. A. A. MASON, of Altoona, Kansas; Jacob [MASON], of Greenville, Ia.; Henry [MASON], of Oakwood, Illinois and      Walter [MASON], of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie CRAWFORD, of Danville, Illinois; Mrs. Olive DAVIS, Colisop, Illinois and Mrs. Mabel TYRRELL, of Rochester;  eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  A son, John [MASON], preceded his father in death.

Funeral services will be held at the Grace Methodist Church, Thursday, March 10 at 2:30 o’cloc.  Rev. T. L. STOVALL will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Charles MAYS, of Kokomo, which occurred Sunday following a stroke of paralysis.  Funeral services will be held at eleven      o’clock Wednesday morning in Kokomo.  Mrs. Mays is the mother of Clyde MAYS, who has     a cottage on he north shore of Lake Manitou.  Mr. and Mrs. William DAULTON and Mr. and Mrs. William FENSTERMACHER, of this city, will attend the funeral.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 1932

 

Cyrus Francis BELT, aged 82, died Tuesday afternoon at his home at 1401 Elm street, death being due to complications of diseases due to advanced years.  He had been ill for several months.

The deceased was born on a farm near Five Corners on Jan. 22, 1850, the son of Dorsey and Nancy (BRYANT) BELT.  Mr. Belt is the last of a family of seven brothers and three     sisters.  He had spent his entire life in this community and for many years followed the  occupation of a ditcher.  He was a believer in the Christian faith.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Harriet CONFER, whom he married on Oct. 10, 1890;


six children, Mrs. William MORRIS and Charles BELT, of South Bend; Mrs. Bert ERB, of Wabash, Louise [BELT], of St. Louis, Mo.; W. H. BELT, of Rochester, and Mildred [BELT]      at home; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence, with Rev. Fred YEAZEL in charge.  Burial will be made in the Shelton cemetery south of        Rochester.

 

Amos Andrew ALDERFER, aged 69, well known farmer, dropped dead while doing the chores at his farm home one-half mile west of State Road [US] 31 on the Marshall and Fulton county line road Tuesday evening at 4:30 o’clock.  Although Mr. Alderfer had been in ill      health his death was a severe shock to his family and many friends in that community.

Mr. Alderfer was born on a farm west of Bouron on April 9, 1863, and moved to Fulton county when still quite young, where he has since resided  The deceased followed the      occupation of farming and had a wide acquaintance of friends throughout the northern section       of the county.  Surviving with the widow is an adopted daughter, Miss Leona LEWIS, and a   sister, Mrs. Kathryn POWERS, of South Bend.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Richland Center church.  Interment will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

 

Robert Donald ICE, 24, passed away at the Newcastle, Ind., sanitarium at 6:45   Wednesday morning.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases after an illness of over a  year.  The deceased had been a resident of this city throughout his entire life with the exception    of a few months spent in the Newcastle sanitarium.

Robert Donald, son of George and Etta ICE, was born in this city in the year of 1908.  On March 3, 1923, he was united in marriage to Mildred CRIM, the ceremony being performed   in this city.  The deceased was employed as a day laborer up until ill health forced his     retirement.  Survivors are the widow ad father, Geo. Ice, of Rochester.  Funeral arrangements     had not been announced as this issue of he News-Sentinel went to press.

 

Curtis MILLS, aged 72, died at his home four miles southeast of Akron at 9 o’clock this morning.  Death was due to cancer from which he had suffered for the past 18 months.  The deceased has been a resident of Fulton county for the past 21 years, moving here from Grant   county which was his birthplace.  Mr. Mills lived on the farm near Akron for the past 11 years   and prior to that time for 10 years on a farm in Liberty township.  His parents were Job and Elizabeth MILLS.  Mr. Mills was a member of the Baptist Church at Fulton.  Survivors are     the widow, a son, Albert [MILLS], of Elkhart, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.    Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

 

Mrs. Clara McGREW, 43, wife of D. C. McGREW, who operates a fox farm south of Rochester, in Liberty township, died suddenly at 1:15 Wednesday afternoon.  She had been ill     for the past week with a severe cold and her condition had not been regarded as serious.      Surviving are her husband and three children.  A complete obituary and funeral arrangement      will be carried in Thursday’s News-Sentinel.
Thursday, March 10, 1932

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of Kerg G. BARKMAN, 45, of Muncie, which occurred Wednesday morning at the Ball Memorial Hospital in that city  Death resulted   from injuries he received Saurday night when his automobile skidded on state road 67, west of Yorktown, rolling down an embankment.

The deceased was a former resident of Rochester nnd was the son of Henry and Louisa BARKMAN.  When he resided here he was employed as a brakeman of the Erie Railroad.  For several years he had been a tool maker for the Mallory Company, Indianapolis.  He was a   member of the Eagles, Modern Woodman and Red Men’s lodges.

Surviving are the wife, formerly Miss Dora KLISE, of Rochester; two daughters, Hildred [BARKMAN] and Jennie [BARKMAN], both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie KISER, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Sylvia COPENHAVER, of South Bend; father, Henry BARKMAN, of Mishawaka; two brothers, Ray BARKMAN, of Chicago, and J. BARKMAN, of Osceola, Ind.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at four o’clock at the home.  The body will be brought to Rochester Saturday morning for final rites and burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Clara McGREW, 43, passed away at her home one mile east of Mt. Olive, 1:15 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases which followed a severe cold which the deceased contracted about three weeks ago.

Clara [LaBOUNTY], daughter of Edward and Amanda LaBOUNTY, was born on a farm south of Fulton on July 17th, 1888.  On March 16th, 1907 she was united in marriage to Christopher McGREW, who with three children survive.  Mrs. McGrew had been a resident of   the Mt. Zion neighborhood for the past 12 years.  Survivors are the husband, her mother, Mrs. Anna ZENTER, east of Rochester, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Russell EASTERDAY of Culver and two brothers, Lester LaBOUNTY, of Culver and Herbert LaBOUNTY, of    Logansport.

Funeral services will be held at the McGrew home on Friday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Curtis MILLS, 72, who died Wednesday morning at his home four miles southeast of Akron, will be held Friday morning at ten o’clock at the residece.  Rev. F. C. MOON, of Rochester, will officiate and the body will be taken to Marion, Ind. for burial.

 

Funeral services for Robert Donald ICE, 24, who died Wednesday at a sanitarium in Newcastle, Ind., will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Zimmerma Bros. funeral  home.  Rev. John WALLENBURG, pastor of the Christian Church, will be in charge and       burial will be made [ ---- omitted ----].

 

Friday, March 11, 1932

 

Stephen BRINGHAM, aged 71, farmer living west of Monterey, died this morning following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered three weeks ago.  Survivors are two children. John BRINGHAM of this city is a cousin.
Word has been received here by relaives of he death of Guy V. BUSENBURG, which occurred at his home in Seattle, Wash., on March 5.  He was a former resident of this county.   His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin BUSENERG [sic].  Death was caused by pernicious  anemia following an illness of two months.  Survivors are the wife and a daughter.

 

Saturdy, March 12, 1932

 

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 14, 1932

 

Mrs. Mary Catherine HENDRICKSON, 88, well known pioneer resident of Fulton county, died Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at the home of her son, Reuben    HENDRICKSON, 1031 Madison street, this city.  Death was due to heart trouble and complications of diseases due to advanced years.  She had been ill for four weeks.

The deceased was born in Franklin county, Ky., on June 20, 1843, the daughter of William and Armena MINTON.  When only four and one-half years old she moved with her parents to Fulton county and the remainder of her life was spent here.  On March 31, 1864, at Kewanna, she was married to Chrineyance C. HENDRICKSON and all of their married life        was spent in the Kewanna and Fulton communities.  For over four years she had lived here       with her son.  She was a member of the Fulton U.B. church

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Richard MURPHET, of Royal Center; Mrs. Louella LINDEN and Mrs. Chas. NICKELS, of Kewanna, Mrs. Henry COOK, of Fulton; two sons,   Jacob HENDRICKSON, of Fulton, and Reuben B. HENDRICKSON, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Fulton United Brethren church.  Rev. FRANKLIN will officiate and burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

 

Alphonso Parley HARDING, 81, prominent retired merchant of Kewanna, died Sunday morning at 3:30 at his home in Kewanna following a six days illness.  Death was due to pneumonia.

Alphonso Parley, son of Alonzo and Martha HARDING, was born in southern Indiana on April 30, 1850.  In Osgood, Ind., on 1887, he was married to Sarah GOLDTRAP and two years later Mr. and Mrs. Harding moved to Kewanna.  For 45 years Mr. Harding operated a general   store in Kewanna, retiring from active business five years ago.  He was a member of the    Masonic lodge.

Survivors are:  One son, A. P. HARDING, Jr., Grand Forks, N. Dak.; a daughter, Mrs. Vera S. CALVIN, of Kewanna; a stepson, A. C. GOLDTRAP, of Casper, Wyo.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Erna McGUIRE and Mrs. James BISSONETT, both of Tampa, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the home with Rev. Harold TURPIN, pastor of the Methodist church in charge.  Burial will be made in the      Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Following an illness of only one day Mrs. Emma J. WILLIAMS, 74, of Argos, died at 11 o’clock Sunday morning.  Death was due to indigestion.

The deceased was born in Ohio on May 19, 1857, and had lived in Argos for the past three years, moving there from Indianapolis.  She was a member of the Argos Methodist     church.
Surviving are the husband, W. E. WILLIAMS; one daughter, Mrs. Perry FREELAND, of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. J. W. SOUTH of Indianapolis.

Burial will be in Aurora but definite funeral arrngements have not been made.

 

Howard Ezra HUNT, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted HUNT, died Sunday morning at the Hunt residence near Lake Bruce.  Death was due to complications of diseases.    The parents are the only survivors.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Community church at Lake Bruce and burial will be made in the Lake Bruce cemetery.  Rev. C. Y. GILMER will officiate.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 1932

 

Relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Gus MACKEY which occurred Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles, Calif, following a lingering illness.  Surviving are the husband    and one daughter.  Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in Los Angeles.      Mr. Mackey is a former resident of Rochester.

 

Joseph F. ZINK, aged 71, died at the home of his daughtr, Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER, 140 North Jefferson Street, at 4:15 o’clock this morning.  Death was caused by paralysis.  The deceased had been in ill health for the past 30 years.

Mr. Zink was a life long resident of Fulton county and for many years operated a huckleberry marsh near Richland Center bearing his name.  He was born on a farm in Richland township on October 10, 1860.  His parents were Joseph and Emmeline ZINK.  He followed     the occupation of a farmer until his health forced him to retire 20 years ago.

Mr. Zink was a member of the Evangelical Church at Grand View.  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. BRUBAKER and Mrs. Della RAPHAELDT, LaPorte, a son Joseph [ZINK], Akron, two brothers, Louis [ZINK], Enid, Oklahome, and Enoch [ZINK], of Argos, 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

His wife, who was Martha Ellen ALEXANDER and whom he married in 1881 preceded him in death.  The funeral services will be held from the church at Richland Center at 1:30      p.m. Thursday with the Rev. F. O. KUEBLER in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery    at Richland Center.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 1932

 

W. J. DOLPH, 64, former resident of Rochester, died suddenly at 5:30 last evening at his home eight miles northwest of Monticello.  Death was due to a heart attack.

The deceased was born in Fisher, Illinois, oin December ninth, 1867 the son of Robert and Alice DOLPH.  In 1891 in Champaign, Ill., he was married to Anna REAMS.  Mr. and Mrs. Dolph lived in this community for 15 years, moving from Rochester to Elkhart and later to a farm near Monticello.  While a resident of Rochester he was a member of the I.O.O.F. and            Eagle Lodges.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters ad one son:  Mrs. W. S. ALEXANDER and Mrs. Lester HOON, of Elkhart; Mrs. Robert TRIMM, of Coldwater, Michigan; Mrs. Marie     HEETER, of Chicago and Robert DOLPH, of White Pigeon, Mich.  His mother, who lived in Fisher, Ill., three brothers ands one sister, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the home at one o’clock Thursday afternoon and burial


will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.  Short services will be conducted at the  grave.

 

Thursday, March 17, 1932

 

Mrs. Etta WAGGAMAN, of Kokomo, wife of David WAGGAMAN, died at her home there yesterday morning after an illness of six weeks.  Death followed a stroke of paralysis    which she suffered on June 31.  Mr. and Mrs. Waggaman for several years were employed at    both the Fairview and Colonial Hotels at Lake Manitou during which periods they operated       the dining rooms in both of the hostelries.  While here Mrs.Waggaman made a large circle of friends.  Survivors are the husband and son, Ned [WAGGAMAN], a brother and a sister.     Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Kokomo followed by burial there.

 

Friday, March 18, 1932

 

Alec HUTCHINSON, 68, farmer living north of Tippecanoe, died at 2:30 Friday mornineat at a Warsaw hospital.  Death was due to tonsilitis and followed an illness of less than a week.  His wife died a year ago.

 

Mrs. Walter McGUIRE received word yesterday of the death of her brother, Everett CARSON, aged 38 of Twelve Mile.  The deceased had been in ill health for the past two years during which period he underwent three operations.  The funeral will be held Saturday at      Twelve Mile.

 

Debolt KLINE, aged 75, died at his home three miles southwest of Argos at 4 o’clock this moirning after an illness of a year’s duration which followed a stroke of paralysis.  The deceased was born on a farm in what is known as the Washington neighorhood east of Culver      on December 22, 1856.  His parents were Debolt and Elizabeth KLINE.  During his entire  lifetime he has lived on farms near Argos and Culver.  He was a member of the Methodist   Church at Argos.  Survivors are the widow who was Stella NEWHOUSE ROMING, three brothers, Will [KLINE] and John [KLINE] of Culver and George [KLINE] of Plymouth and a sister, Mrs. John NELSON of Plymouth.  The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center Church at 2 p.m Sunday with Rev. Paul REISER in charge.  Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

 

Saturday, March 19, 1932

 

[no obits]
Monday, March 21, 1932

 

Harry E. JEWELL, 42, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. JEWELL, of Rochester, died at 11 o’clock Monday morning at his home three miles west of Kewanna, death resulting from double pneumonia.  For a number of years Mr. Jewall was seriously ill but had improved to such an extent that he was able to resume his occupation of farming.  Two weeks ago he was taken ill with influenza and later double pneumonia developed.

Harry Edward JEWELL, was born on Dec. 3, 1889, on a farm on the west side of Lake Manitou and all of his life has been spent in Fulton county.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Miss Sylvia COLLINS.  For severl years Mr. and Mrs. Jewell lived on a farm south of Rochesrter on State Road 25, moving from there to their present home in the Kewanna community.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Carlos [JEWELL], Charlotte [JEWELL] and Walter [JEWELL], all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. JEWELL, of Rochester; a brother, Lewis JEWELL, of Robinson, Illinois, and a sister, Mrs. Robert KEIM, near Green Oak.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Mrs. Sherman SIPPY, 56, well known Henry township resident, died Monday morning at 6:55 at her home on East Rochester street in Akron, death being due to heart trouble.  Mrs.   Sippy had been in ill health for three years but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past three weeks.

The deceased was born Dec. 8, 1875, in Wabash county, east of Disko, the daughter of Aaron and Jane [KROFT].  Thirty-nine years ago she was married to Sherman SIPPY.  For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Sippy lived on a farm west of Akron, but 12 years ago retired     and moved to Akron.  She was a member of the Macy Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Dochia SHERMAN, east of Akron, and Mrs. Margaret SHANK, of South Bend; two sons, Robert SIPPY, of Meadsville, Pa., and     David SIPPY, at home; five brothers, Lester [KROFT], of Lenville, Mich.; Simon [KROFT] and Adolph [KROFT], of Akron; Ruthford [KROFT], of So. Bend, and Ulysses [KROFT], of    Burket; one sister, Mrs. Henry HOOVER, of Wenatchee, Wash., and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Florence TUCKER [WINTER], of Logansport, which occurred Sunday afternoon at her home at 718 E. Market street, following       a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Winter was an active worker in the Logansport Baptist church and was president of the woman’s division of the Logansport Baptist Association.  Only last Thursday she presided      at the annual spring conference held in Royal Center.  She was one of the best known soloists    in Cass county and recently appered on the program of the Rochester Baptist Ladies Aid     quarterly social.

Surviving are her husband, J. Burt WINTER; three sons, James M. [WINTER] and Donald K [WINTER], of Logansport, and William E. [WINTER\, of Peru, Ill.; one sister,      Mrs. Minnie BENNING, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Baptist Temple in Logansport.
Tuesday, March 22, 1932

 

John B. NEW, aged 88, manufacturer of Indianapolis who has spent his summers at his cottage on Wolfe’s Point at Lake Manitou for a number of years, was buried in Indianapolis yesterday friends in this city were advised.  Mr. Neu died last Friday after several days’ illness caused by pneumonia.

 

Mentone, Ind., March 21. -  Clifford KEESECKER, 45, native of this place, died Sunday night at Holy Cross hospital, Chicago, from a fracture of the skull and other injuries suffered      in an automobile accident at Chicago.

Alone in his car, Keesecker was enroute to a barber shop when another motor vehicle crashed into his machine, overturning it

He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Alfred KEESECKER, of Mentone and three sisters.

The body was brought to Mentone Tuesday and funeral services will be conducted from the Thomas WHETSTONE residence, south of Mentone Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Burial will be at the Palestine cemetery.

 

Word has been received here of the death of Egbert M. SHEPHERD, 55, former resident   of this city, and for many years identified in the printing business in LaPorte.  Mr. Shepherd passed away 9:40 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Irene Need, of Cleveland,    Ohio, in which city he had resided for the past five years.

Egbert M., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrw SHEPHERD, was born in this city on January 17th, 1877 and received his education in the Rochester city schools.  Upon completig his schooling he took up the printing trade and was employed for a long period of years as a compositor and pressman by Mr. H. A. BARNHART, who at that time was publisher of the Sentinel.  Upon reaching maturity he was united in marriage on Dec. 27th, 1899, to Miss    Dessie CRUMP, of Kewanna, who survives.

The deceased was a resident of LaPorte for a period of 16 years where he was a member of the printing firm of Chase & Shepherd and also one of the owners of the LaPorte Times.  Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Masons and Knights of Pythias of LaPorte.

Other survivors are a son, Egbert SHEPHERD, and a daughter, Mrs. Irene NEED, both of Cleveland, two sisters, Mrs. Charles F. FOOR, of Danvers, Mass., and Mrs. A. B.  EHERENMAN, of LaPorte where funeral services in charge of the Masonic lodge were            held at the Christian Science chapel at 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Burial was made in the Pine Lake cemetery.

 

Samuel LEECH, four year old son of Dr. and Mrs. John LEECH, of Indianapolis, formerly of Akron, died Monday evening at the St. Vincents hospital in Indianapolis.  The child had been ill for the past week with mastoid trouble and later spinal meningitis developed.

Surviving are the parents; a brother, John [LEECH]; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora LEECH, of Akron and James GILL, of Mentone.  The body was brought to Akron Tuesday.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Funeral services for Harry E. JEWELL, who died Monday morning at his home three miles west of Kewanna following a two weeks illness with pneumonia, will be held      Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the United Brethren Church in Fulton.  Rev.     FRANKLIN will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Sherman SIPPY of Akron, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Saints Church in Akron.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be      in charge, assisted by Rev. H. G. BROWN, of Anderson.  Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 1932

 

Funeral services for Samuel LEECH, four year old son of Dr. and Mrs. John LEECH, of Indianapolis, formerly of Akron, who died Monday at the St. Vincents hospital, will be held Thursday morning at nine o’clock in Indianapolis.  The body will be brought to Akron for     burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Edwin B. COOK, 81, retired Kewanna merchant, died at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle HENDRICKSON, 9309 30th street, in South Bend.   Death was due to pneumonia and followed a 12 weeks illness.

The decesed was born in Grant county, March 21, 1851, the son of Robert and Susanna COOK, and on Feb. 28, 1872, he was married to Isabelle PRIOR.  For many years he lived in Kewanna where he operated a grocery store.  After leaving Kewanna he resided in Rochester for     a few years, going to South Bend six years ago to live with his daughter.  He was a member of  the U.B. church in South Bend.

Surviving are the daughter and one brother, George COOK, of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Methodist church in Kewnnna with the Rev. H. F. PIERSON officiating.  Burial will be made in the Kewanna  I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The body has been removed to the Harrison funeral home in Kewanna and  will be taken to the church at 9:30 Thursday morning where it will lie in state until the hour      of the funeral.

 

Mrs. Mary E. SHIVELY, 78, practically a life-long resident of Henry township, died at four o’clock Tuesday evening at the home two miles southwest of Akron.  Mrs. Shively had   been ill since Christmas with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

Mary E. [HEETER], daughter of Noah and Susan HEETER, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, June 6, 1865, and moved with her parents to Fulton county when a small child.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to William SHIVELY, a Civil war veteran, who passed away 13 years ago.  She was a member of the Athens U.B. church.

Surviving are eight children, Elmer [SHIVELY], of Akron; Charles [SHIVELY] and Everett [SHIVELY], of Talma; George [SHIVELY], of Montana; Martin [SHIVELY], of      Niles. Mich.; Noah [SHIVELY], of Roann; Mrs. Ida BRYANT, of Athens, and daughter Ola  [SHIVELY] at home.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Athens U.B. chuch at 1:30 with  Rev. C. J. MINOR officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Following a year’s illness with heart trouble Basel Howard BOGGS, 53, died at 7:30 Wednesday morning at his hoime in Argos.  Mr. Boggs was a life-long resident of the Argos community.

The deceased was the son of James and Rebecca BOGGS and was born on July 15, 1880.  In 1902 he was married to Mrs. Cora SINK.  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Argos Methodist church.

Survivors are one step-son, Florence SINK; four brothers, Bert [BOGGS], William [BOGGS] and Lewis BOGGS, of Argos, and Charles BOGGS, of Kansas; two sisters, Mrs.     Etta THOMAS, of Inwood, and Mrs. John DOWNING of Bourbon.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at the Argos M.E. church.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.

 

Thursday, March 24, 1932

 

Friends in Macy have received word of the death of Rev. Milton H. JACKS, aged 68, which occurred Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel GINSBERG, 2001  North Tacoma street, Indianapolis.  Rev. Jacks who was a retired Christian minister had been      ill for three months.  He was pastor of the Macy Christian Church for several years.  Survivors  are two daughters and seven sisters.

 

Word was received here early today of the death of William Nelson RICHTER, 70, which occurred at his home in Monon, Ind., Wednesday afternoon, following an illness from   pneumonia.  During the years of 1898 to 1904 Mr. Richter was a co-partner of George V. DAWSON in the drug business in this city and during this period of time he made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton county.

The deceased, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles RICHTER, was born on a farm near Akron and upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Minnie MILES, who survives.  Mr. Richter had operated a drug store in Monon for the past number of years.  He     was a member of the Masonic lodge.  Surviving are two sons, Ralph [RICHTER], of Monon, and Calvin RICHTER, who resides in Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at the home in Monon Saturday and interment will be made in the Akron cemetery.

 

Friday, March 25, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, March 26, 1932

 

Mrs. Addie Agnes LOWNES, age 49 years, died at her home two miles east of Fulton Saturday morning at 1 o’clock.  Death was due to a cancer, from which she had been ill one    year.

Addie Agnes [RANTZ], daughter of James and Ageline RANTZ, was born at Mantino, Illinois, May 9, 1882.  In November 1905, she was united in marriage to Louis HUBERT      who preceded her in death.  On January 4, 1912 she was married to Elmer LOWNES who  survives.  She had lived in the Fulton community for 16 years and was a member of the       Baptist Church at Fulton.

Survivors, other than the husband, are four children, Harvey HUBERT and Mrs. Elgy


RENTSCHLER, of Fulton, Clyde [LOWNES] ad Lucille LOWNES, at home and one   grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Monday at nine o’clock at the Fulton Baptist Church.  Reverend H. W. FRANKLIN will officiate and the body will be taken to Mantino, Illinois where short services will be held.  Burial will be made at Mantino.

 

Monday, March 28, 1932

 

Clifford C. OVERMYER, 50, well known poultry and produce dealer dropped dead while at work in his office at 429 North Main Street, this city shortly before noon today.  Coroner      A. E. STINSON who was called, attributed death was due to a heart attack.  Mr. Overmyer had been in ill health for the past two years, however according to friends and Mrs. Overmyer, he    was from all appearance in good health when he left for work this morning.

Lawrence BRIGHT, of this city, an employee of Mr. Overmyer’s discovered the body of his employer shortly after one o’clock this afternoon, after he had returned from his poultry route which he made this morning.  The fatal attack evidently struck Mr. Overmyer shortly           before the noon hour while he was seated at his office desk.  When found by Mr. Bright the     body lay in a half concealed position on the office floor and as none of the office fixtures had   been moved about in any way, it is believed death ws instantaneous.

The deceased, who is well known throughout this and adjoining counties is survived by the widow and six children.  A more complete obituary will be carried in Tuesday’s issue of the News-Sentinel.

 

Mrs. Clara SNYDER, 59, died at one o’clock Monday morning at her home two and one-half miles south of Kewanna, death being due to heart trouble.  She had been in failing health      for the past two years but her condition had only been regarded as serious since Saturday.

Clara [NOGGLE], daughter of W. D. and Martha NOGGLE, was born in Wabash county on Jan. 4, 1873, and moved to Fulton county when quite young.  On Feb. 22, 1893, at Marshtown, she was married to J. S. SNYDER.  She was a member of the First Baptist church and Rebekah lodge.

Surviving are the husband, six sons, Lloyd [SNYDER], Orville [SNYDER], W D. [SNYDER] and Hubert [SNYDER], all of South Bend, John W. [SNYDER], of Reno,       Nevada, and Paul [SNYDER], of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Arthur NOGGLE, of Marion, Ind., and John NOGGLE, of Toledo, Ohio., and one sister Mary CUSHONER, of Culver.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the son in Nevada.

 

Peter W. LOWE, 65, prominent farmer living three miles south of Rochester on State Road 25, died at 8:20 Sunday evening following a three weeks illness.  Death was due to heart trouble.  Mr. Lowe had been subject to heart attacks for the last three years but his concition had only been regarded as serious since March 4.

Peter Wycoff [LOWE], son of Isaac and Ellen LOWE, was born near Gilead on Oct. 28, 1866, and was one of a family of seven children.  When a child he moved with his parents to Fulton county and the remainder of his life was spent in the Rochester community.  On Oct.     29, 1893, he was married to Miss Maude DOWNS and for the past 21 years they have lived        in their.present home.

Mr. Lowe was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Encampment lodges.  He had a wide acquaintance throughout Fulton county and took an active interest in community welfare and republican political activities.


Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Carl NEWCOMB and Mrs. Harry ROSENBURY, of Rochester; two grandchildren, Joanna NEWCOMB and Richard Lowe ROSENBURY; two sisters, Mrs. Amy COOK, of Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Charles BROWER,     of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, John [LOWE] and Voris LOWE, of Rochester.

Funeral serives will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence.  Rev.     C. S. DAVISSON will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON, pastor of the First Baptist church.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Members of the I.O.O.F. lodge will attend in a body and will be in charge of the service at the grave.

 

Following an illness of several months duration, Charles Franklin WALTZ, 62, died at three o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Fulton County Home.  Death ws due to complications     of diseases.

The deceased was born in Miami county, the son of Henry and Sarah WALTZ, but practically all of his life had been spent in Rochester.  He followed the occupation of a     carpenter.

Surviving are his father, Henry WALTZ, aged 92, north of Rochester; four sisters, Mrs. Wilfred GUISE and Mrs. John BRUNSON, near Rochester; Mrs. Alva HALL and Mrs. Fred DAVISSON of Nebraska.

Private funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Tuesday morning at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.  Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be in charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The body will lie in state at Zimmerman Bros. funeral hoime until the     hour of the services.

 

William H. BRIGHT, 76, life long resident of Akron, died Sunday evening at 7:15.  Death was due to heart trouble.

The deceased was the son of William and Mahalia BRIGHT and upon reaching manhood was married to Nettie SAYGER.  For many years Mr. Bright operated a threshing machine.

Survivors are his wife; one son, Clifford BRIGHT; one daughter, Mrs. Harold NORMAN, of Gilead, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon     at two o’clock at the Akron Brethren church.  Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F.  cemetery.

 

John Adam LEFFERT, 81, life long resident of Argos, passed away at his farm home two miles west of that town Saturday evening at nine o’clock.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases, following an illness of two years duration.

John, son of Harman and Constance LEFFERT, was born on a farm west of Argos on August 25th, 1849, and had resided in the vicinity of his birth throughout the remainder of his   life, following the occupation of farming.  Upon reaching his majority he was united in    marriage to Catherine GAST who preceded him in death 21 years ago.  The deceased was a   member of the Plymouth Catholic church.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Emma   WEIDNER, Mrs. J. O’HARA and Mrs. S. E. DRAKE, all of Argos, and a son, John     LEFFERT, of Kokomo.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the Plymouth Catholic church.  Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery in that city.
Tuesday, March 29, 1932

 

Funeral services for Charles C. OVERMYER, who dropped dead while at his office shortly before noon Monday, will be held at the Evangelical church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F.   cemetery.

Charles Clifton [OVERMYER], son of Boyd and Eldora OVERMYER, was born on a farm near Richland Center, on July 27, 1882.  The deceased resided in the community of his    birth for a period of 20 years, he then came to Rochester where he took a position with the  BEYER Poultry and Produce Co.  On April 30, 1910, he was united in marriage to Ruby E. LOUGH, the ceremony being performed in this city.  After serving a number of years in the employment of the Beyer Co., Mr. Overmyer accepted a position as manager of the Miami Produce Co., in which capacity he served for five years.  About 15 years ago Mr. Overmyer resigned and started in the poultry and produce business for himself and had built up an     extensive trade throughout Fulton and adjacent counties.  The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church and the I.O.O.F. and Eagle fraternal orders of this city.

Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Florence [OVERMYER] and Harriett [OVERMYER], at home, Mrs. Henrietta GARVEY, oif LaCrosse, Ind.; two sons, Robert [OVERMYER] and James [OVERMYER], at home; a step-son, Theodore COMBS, of       Delong; the father, Boyd [OVERMYER], of this city; a sister, Mrs. Will FISSEL, of Granger,  Ind.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Walter BRYAN, of Richland Center, Esther OVERMYER, of this city, and two half-brothers, Ray OVERMYER, of Richland Center and Roy OVERMYER, of         this city.

 

Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH, of this city, has received word of the death of his niece, Miss Nadene ARNSBERGER, 22, who died Monday afternoon at 4:30 at the McDonald Hospital in Warsaw.  Death was due to kidney trouble and followed an illness of several weeks duration.

Miss Arnsberger lived with her parents for several years on the BARNHART farm, northwest of Rochester.  At the time she was taken ill she was employed in a drug store in Warsaw.  Besides her parents she is survived by one sister, Miss Charlene [ARNSBERGER],    and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Obe HAIMBAUGH, of Newcastle Township.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afernoon at two o’clock at the Warsaw  Methodist Church.  Rev. GIBBS will officiate.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara SNYDER will be held in the First Baptist church in Kewanna on Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock.  The Rev. W. J. FOX will have charge of     the servoces.  Interment will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Noh Walter HAYES, 23, who died at his hoime in Peru Sunday evening will be held from the Fetter-Allen mortuary, Peru, at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning.  The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanton HAYES was well known to many Rochester and Fulton county people.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 1932

 

Mrs. Leslie E. DUNKIN, 33, wife of Rev. DUNKIN former pastor of the Baptist Church in Fulton, died at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the hospital in Goshen.  Death was due      to complications of diseases and followed an illness of only two days.  Surviving are the   


husband and two children.  The Dunkin family moved to Goshen the first of the year when Rev. Dunkin was appointed pastor of the Baptist Church there.

 

Thursday, March 31, 1932

 

Frnk NORRIS, 73, well known resident of Kewanna, died at ten o’clock Thursday morning. death being due to paralysis.  Mr. Norris had been ill for the past eight weeks.

The deceased was born in Clinton, Ind., but moved to Kewanna when a child and the remainder of his life was spent there.  For 20 years he trveled for the Malleable Steel Range      Co.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and Kewanna Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Sadie WEARY; one daughter, Mrs. Edna NORRIS, of Kankakee, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Marion NORRIS, of Hammond, Everett NORRIS, of East Chicago, Frank P. GOSS, of St. Paul, Minn; Ernest [CARTER] and    Frederick CARTER and Mrs. Everett HOESEL, of Culver; Alice [NORRIS] and Shirley     NORRIS, of Kankakee, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Carrie WIMMER,      of Culver.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Kewanna Christian church.  Rev. BULGER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Almeda LOWMAN DUNKIN, 32, wife of Rev. Leslie E. DUNKIN, former pastor of the Fulton Baptist Church, died Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Vincent hospital      in Goshen.  Death was due to spinal meningitis and followed an illness of only two days.

Almeda, daughter of Arna M. and Eva LOWMAN, was born in the Mt. Olive neighborhood near Fulton on July sixth, 1899, and nine years ago she was married to Leslie E. DUNKIN.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in Huntington.

Rev. Dunkin served as pastor of the Baptist church in Fulton for two years, having been transferred to Goshen the first of January.

Surviving are her husband; three small daughters, Edith [DUNKIN], Dorthea [DUNKIN] and Miriam [DUNKIN]; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. LOWMAN, of Huntington; two      brothers, Shirley L. [LOWMAN], Washington, D.C., and Nevin [LOWMAN], of        Huntington; three sistrs, Mrs. Martha BAIRD, of South Whitley; Mrs. Paul WINSLORD, of Warren, Ind. ad Mrs. Georgia WESTFALL, of Huntington.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at a funeral home in Goshen and burial will be made in the Pilgrims Rest cemetery in Huntington.  The casket will be      opeed at the cemetery.

 

Mrs. Susan ROBERTSON, 88, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella AGLE, one=half mile west of Macy, death being due to bronchial pneumonia.  The deceased had been an invalid for 12 years and during the past five years had    lived with her daughter.

Susan [KITZMILLER], daughter of William and Susan KITZMILLER, was born on February ninth, 1844 and practically all of her life had been spent in Peru.  Surviving are three sons: William [ROBERTSON], of Erie, Ind.; Jesse [ROBERTSON] and Louis     [ROBERTSON], of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Mary ROBINSON, of Peru and Mrs.               Mary AGLE, of Macy; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o’clock at the Drake funeral home in Peru.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.
John BIXLER, aged 84, a former resident of Argos, died this morning at his home in Atwater, Ohio, from complications incident to old age.  The deceased was born on a farm near Argos in 1848 and lived in that community until 14 years ago when he moved to Atwater,      Ohio.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Goss K. BLOCK, of Indianapolis, Catherine [BIXLER], of Winterhaven, Fla., and Edna [BIXLER], of Atwater, Ohio; a brother, Adam [BIXLER], of Argos, two nephews and a niece who reside in Plymouth.  The body will be   brought to the Grossman funeral chapel at Argos Friday from which establishment a funeral        service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Hiley BAKER, pastor of the Christin church at Argos will be in charge of the services.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery east    of Argos.

 

Friday, April 1, 1932

 

Caus G. HILL, 88, farmer resident of this community for the last nine years, died at his home southwest of Rocheter early Friday morning as the result of complications resulting      from old age.  He had been in failing health several years and had grown considerably worse   during the last year.

He was born in Boros, Vestergotland, Sweden, on June 21, 1844.  He left his home and arrived in New York City on May 27, 1869, and later came West to Paxton, Ill., where he      lived until coming to this community in 1923.  During his residence in this country he made   two trips back to his old home in Sweden.

He is survived by a sister living in Sweden and by a niece, Miss Hilda HILL, with whom the deceased resided in recent years.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 Sunday at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors. Rev. Harold W. TURPIN, First Presbyterian church, will officiate.Burial will be in  I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Naaman TUCKER, aged 17, died at 2 o’clock this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ono TUCKER, 1409 College Avenue, following a heart attack.  The youth had  been an invalid all of his life.  He was born on a farm nearAkron on April 18, 1914.

The deceased came to this city from Marion six years ago.  For many years the Tucker family resided on a farm near Akron.  The youth was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors are the parents, a sister Helen [TUCKER] and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert TUCKER of near Mentone, and Naaman NOFTSGER, who resides on a farm midway between Akron and Rochester.

Funeral services will be held from the Omega church southwest of Akron at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. J. T. STEENBERGEN, pastor of the local Church of God, in charge.       Burial will be made in the cemetery at Akron.

 

Mrs. Maggie D. WINKLER, 54, died at 5:15 Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. LINDLEY, three miles north of Rochester, death being due to  complications of diseases.  She had been in ill health for 23 years but her condition had only   been regarded as serious the past ten weeks.

The deceased was born in DuBois county Jan. 12, 1878, the daughter of Eliza and Jane KAYS.  On Sept. 2, 1895, she was married to Frederick A. WINKLER.  She had lived with her daughter for the past four years, coming here from Huntingburg, Ind.  She was a member of      the Christian church at Duff, Ind.

Sirviving are her husband, two sons, Charles E. WINKLER, of Fort Sheridan, and Millage WINKLER, of Oakland City, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. W. E. LINDLEY, Viola


[WINKLER] and Fern WINKLER, north of Rochester, and Mrs. Leo FOWLER, of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. J. F. KELLENS, of Huntington, and two brothers. S. A. KAYS, of     Mt. Carmel, Ill., and William C. KAYS, of Oklahoma, and 12 grandchildre.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of relatives.

 

Nadene ARNSBERGER was born Jan. 16, 1910, at Fort Wayne, Ind., and departed from this life March 28, 1932, at the age of 22 years, 2 months and 10 days.  She moved to the  vicinity of Mentone, Ind., at a tender age where she lived until 6 years ago when she made her home in Warsaw, remaining there until the time of her death.

She united with the First Baptist church of Mentone at the age of 15 years, later changing her membership to the First Methodist church of Warsaw.  She was a member of the “Come    Join Us” Sunday school class and the Wesleyan Guild of this church.

She has been employed at the Woods Pharmacy for the past three years, always anxious   to do her bit and never complaining in spite of her poor health.  By her one demure manner she gained many lasting friends by whom she will be sorely missed.

Among the nearest relatives and friends in bereavement are:  Her mother, Mrs. Herschel LEHMAN, her father, Mr. Lee ARNSBERGER, her sister, Charlene ARNSBERGER, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Obe HAIMBAUGH and Mr. and Mrs. George ARNSBERTER,       her dear friend, Carl GILL, who did so much to make her last days happy, and several aunts,  uncles and cousins.

 

Saturday, April 2, 1932

 

Mrs. Lillie HILBURN has received word of the death of her aunt Mrs. Elizabeth  HIRSCH, which occurred at 2 o’clock this morning at her home at 2141 North Harlem      Avenue, Chicago.  Death was due to diseases incident to old age.  Mrs. Hirsch was well known   in this city.  She had spent many summers at Lake Manitou.  Mrs. Hilburn will attend the    funeral services of her aunt which will be held Monday.

 

Mrs. Sarah MORRIS, 86, widow of the late Dr. James MORRIS, of Fulton, died Friday afternoon at three o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae DeWITT, 2123 John Street, in Fort Wayne.  Death was due to paralysis and followed an illness of two months.

Sarah [SARGENT], daughter of Caralton and Sarah SARGENT, was born in Miami county, Oct. 16, 1845.  On May 28, 1872, she was married to Dr. James Morris and for many years they lived in Fulton.  Since the death of her husband 12 years ago she had lived in Fort Wayne.  The deceased was a member of the Fulton Baptist church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mae DeWITT and one son, Otto MORRIS, both of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held    Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist Temple in Fulton and burial will be made in       the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Friends here have received word of the death of Miss. Helen HOOKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blainard HOOKER, of Lafayette, which took place Wednesday in Indianapolis.  The   girl’s father, Blainrd Hooker, was former principal of the Rochester high school.  The Hooker family moved from Rochester in 1898.

Funeral services were held at the home in West Lafayette at three o’clock this afternoon.
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie D. WINKLER, 54, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. LINDLEY, north of Rochester, were held this afternoon at one o’clock       at the Zimmerman Bros. funeral home.  Rev. STEENBERGEN was in charge and the body      was taken to Mt. Carmel, Ill for burial.

 

Monday, April 4, 1932

 

Thomas CLEMANS, 78, well known retired farmer living one and one=half miles south of Macy, died at 10:15, Monday morning.  Death ws due to complications of diseases incident     to advanced years and followed with an illness of two years.

Thomas, son of Thomas and Delilah (WILDMAN) CLEMANS, was born on Oct. 6, 1854, near Macy and all of his life had been spent in that community.  Over 50 years ago he       was married to Samantha BRYANT and after her death was married to Helen BELT.  He was a member of the Macy Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, one son, James CLEMANS, northeast of Macy; one grandson, Herbert [CLEMANS], and one great-grandson, Jimmy [CLEMANS]; one brother, John CLEMANS, of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret WHITMORE, of Pulaski, New York.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Christin church in   Macy with the Rev. C. M. READ, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

 

Mrs. Henry ZEMP, 68, of Walnut, died suddenly at three o’clock Monday morning  Death was due to apoplexy.

The deceased was born in Stark county, Ohio, on June 18, 1863, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth MARKLEY.  In March, 1883, she was married to Henry ZEMP.  She was a member of the Brethren church at Tiosa.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Henry ZEMP, of Bremen, and Claude ZEMP, of Argos; six daughters, Mrs. Dora KOONTZ, of Bremen; Mrs. Eva LAWSON and Miss Hazel ZEMP, of Mishawaka; Mrs. Della FISHBURN, Mrs. Ada HANS and Miss Chloe ZEMP, of Argos;  five brothers, Milton MARKLEY, of Rochester; Henry MARKLEY, of Bourbon,      John MARKLEY, of Donaldson; Harvey MARKLEY, of Plymouth and Chancey       MARKLEY, of Argos; three sisters, Mrs. Emma THOMAS, of Bowmant, Idaho; Mrs. Susan BURROWS and Mrs. Ada CHRISTIAN, of Argos.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Tiosa church.  Rev. Ora LEMERT, of Tyner, Ind., will be in charge and burial will be made in the Bremen cemetery.

 

Robert [LARIMER], seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther LARIMER, of Argos, died Saturday evening at ten o’clock.  Death was due to pneumonia and followed a two weeks illness.  

Surviving are his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. COLDWATER, of Knox, and Mr. and Mrs. Luther LARIMER, near Goshen.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at   9:30 at the Umbaugh funeral home in Argos.  Rev. Paul REISER will officiate and burial will   be made in a Goshen cemetery.
Tuesday, April 5, 1932

 

Mrs. Julia ZELLERS, 33, wife of Arthur ZELLERS, well known Union Township farmer, died at 8:45 Tuesday morning at her home four miles northeast of Kewanna.  Death      was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of only one week.

Julia [METZGER], daughter of David and Elizabeth METZGER, was born in Kewanna on June 28, 1898, and all of her life had been spent in the Kewanna community.  On July 11, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich., she was married to Arthur Zellers.

Surviving are her husband; father, David METZGER, of Kewanna; four children, Marjorie [ZELLERS], Virginia [ZELLERS], Naomi [ZELLERS] and Virgil [ZELLERS] and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia GILLESPIE, of Kewanna.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist church in Kewanna, with Rev. J. W. FOX officiating.  Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Sarah May PEFLEY, 62, well known resident of the Argos community, died at 1:30 Tuesday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Dillon, four miles southwest of Argos.  Death was due to heart trouble and other complications.

The deceased [Sarah May PEEPLES] was born in Marshall County, May third, 1869, the daughter of George and Catherine PEEPLES.  She was a member of the Methodist church at Culver.

Surviving are three sons, Lowell [PEFLEY], Omer [PEFLEY] and Sherman [PEFLEY], and one daughter, Miss Myra [PEFLEY], all of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. Harry DILLON,      Argos, and Mrs. H. S. SPEYER, of Culver.  Funeral services will be held Thursday aftrnoon      at two o’clock at the Culver Methodist Church.  Rev. FERNES and Rev. WENGER will be in charge and burial will be made in the Washington cemetery near Culver.

 

Ruth Elaine [NEISWANGER], 21 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russel NEISWANGER, died Monday eveing at the family home in Inwood.  Private funeral services  were held Tuesday afternoon at the residece wih Rev. Hiley BAKER, of Argos, officiating.    Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery near Argos.

 

The body of the late Thomas CLEMANS, well known farmer of the Macy community, who died Mondy after a long illness, will lie in state at the Christian church in Macy from    10:30 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the funeral, 1:30 p.m., so that friends may have an opportunity to view the body.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. M. READ,     pastor of the Macy Christian church.  Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

 

Culver, April 5.  -  Lieut. Col. Harold C. BAYS, senior tactical officer, of Culver Military acdemy, died early yesterday morning at his home here.  He has been seriously ill for  mort than three weeks.

Col. Bays was a graduate of Culver.  For several years he had been camp commander and executive officer of the woodcraft school of the Culver summer schools.

He began his military career at an early age.  He was a student in high school at Sullivan, his hoime city, at the outbreak of the Spansh-America war.  He left school to enlist in the    Thirty-first U.S. Volunteers.  When he returned from the war he entered Culver.

He is survived by his widow and three sons.  Two of the sons are graduates of Culver and the youngest son, now 11 years old, is attending the Woodcraft school.


The other two sons are John William [BAYS], a lieutenant, junior grade, in the U.S. Navy, and Harold [BAYS], stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 1932

 

Mrs. Mary SADLER, 72, well known resident of Wayne township, died Tuesday evening at 8:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Hizer, Jr., southeast of Grass Creek, death being    due to heart trouble.  Mrs. Sadler had been in ill health for several months but her condition      had only been regarded as serious the past two days.

Mary [PERISH], daughter of Mr and Mrs. Charles PERISH, was born Oct. 7, 1859, in Crediton, Devonshire, England.  When a young woman the deceased came to the Grass Creek community with her mother and the remainder of her life was spent there.  She was married to Cresswell SADLER in Kewanna, who passed away last August.  She was a member of the Episcopalian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe HIZER, Jr., near Grass Creek and Mrs. Gus MANGO, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and three sons, Ted [SADLER], Sidney [SADLER] and Alvin [SADLER], of Grass Creek.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.  The body of Mrs. Sadler was removed from the daughter’s home to the Sadler residence southwest of Grass Creek Wednesday afternoon.

 

Mrs. Albert BALDWIN, 25, died at four o’clock this morning at her home in Kewanna.  Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of only one week.

Athene Lavaughn FARNER was born in Kewanna on Oct. 13, 1907, and all of her life had been spent there.  On Oct. 13, 1923, in St. Joseph, Mich., she was married to Albert BALDWIN.

Survivors are her husband; mother Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, near Kewanna four children, Alberta [BALDWIN], aged 7, Albert  [BALDWIN] Jr., 4, Dorothy  [BALDWIN], 3 and Beverly  Ann  [BALDWIN], 2; one half-brother, Major FARNER.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Thursday, April 7, 1932

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary SADLER, aged 72, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe HIZER, southeast of Grass Creek Tuesday evening, will be held from the U.B. church at Grass Creek at 10 a.m. Friday.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.  An Episcopalian rector from Logansport will be in charge of the services.

 

The funeral aserives for the late Mrs. Albert BALDWIN, who died at her home in Kewanna yesterday after a week’s illness caused by pneumonia will be held Saturday afternoon     at 2 o’clock from the home of her mother, Mrs. Minnie BENNETT, who lives on a farm three  and a half miles northeast of Kewanna.  Rev. W. J. FOX will be in charge.  Burial will be     made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

 

Albert NIXON today received a telegram announcing the death of his brother, Frank [NIXON], who died in a hospital in Chicago last night after a long illness caused by cancer of    the stomach.  Mrs. Nixon died several days ago.  The body will be returned to this city for    burial.
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the community church at Bruce Lake for the late Frank PRICE, who died at his home in Deep River, Ind., Monday.  Rev. H. F.  BULGER, pastor of the church, was in charge.  Burial was made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.    Mr. Price, who was a former resident o the Bruce Lake community, died Monday after a short illness.

 

Annie Laird BAXTER, the second of twelve children of John and Mary BAXTER, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, Jan. 24, 1855, and died March 13, 1932, aged 77 years, 2      months and 13 days.

She came with her prents to American when 9 years of age.  They settled on their farm which is now a part of Masury, Ohio, and where four brothers, Thomas [BAXTER], Abraham [BAXTER], Alexander [BAXTER], Francis BAXTER and three sisters, L. S. CARR,            Mrs. Geo. WILSON, Mrs. Mary OFFENSEND still reside; a sister, Mrs. Harry HODGE     resides at Riverside, Calif., two sisters and one brother preceded her in death; a sister Jean [BAXTER] being laid to rest in the Atlantic Ocean on the voyage to America.  On June 19,   1879, she was married to Silas WIKE, Stonebobo, Pa.

All her life she has been a faithful devoted member of the Christian church.  The greatest pleasure of her life was working for the comfort and pleasure of others, never tiring or       thinking of herself.  She was respected and loved by all who knew her.  She leaves to mourh     her passing her husband, S. WIKE, four sons, J. B. WIKE, Enon Valley, Pa., Frank WIKE, Wesley, Pa.; Fred [WIKE] and Wm. S. WIKE, of Masury, O.; two daughters, Hazel J. WIKE, Youngstown, O., Mrs. Guy SHADEL, Delong, Ind., grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a   host of relatives and friends.

A precious one from us has gone

A voice we loved is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Geo. NEAL of the Enon Valley, Pa. Presbyterian church.  Intermant in Findley cemetery, Mercer, Pa.

 

Friday, April 8, 1932

 

The funerl services for the late Frank NIXON, who died in Chicago Wednesday night following a long illness caused by a cancer of the stomach, will be held from the Val   Zimmerman funeral parlor at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN will be in charge.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens.  The body arrived in this city this afternoon over the Erie railroad and was taken to the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors where it    will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

 

Charles L. ALSPACH, 63, well known resident of this city, died Friday morning at 12:40 at Woodlawn Hospital.  Death was due to complications which developed following an operation for gall stones and apppendicitis ten days ago.

Charles Luther [ALSPACH], son of Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH, was born on a farm south of Rochester on June 12, 1868 and all of his life had been spent in this community.  On August second, 1888 he was married to Miss Anna M. JENKINS, who passed away two years ago.  March fifth of this year he was married to Mrs. Ethel E. KENDALL, of Chicago.  Mr. Alspach followed the occupation of a carpenter and for four years was janitor of the court house.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Encampment lodges.


Surviving are his wife; daughter, Mrs. Karl HARTUNG, of this city; four grandchildren; one brother, Eli AOSPACH, of Peru; four sisters, Mrs. Emma CLOUD of Peru; Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON and Mrs. Arthur BRUBAKER, of Rochester; Mrs. James CLEMANS, near Macy, and Mrs. Scott WHITMORE, of Pulaski, New York.

Funeral services for the family and immediate friends will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence, 100 Bancroft Avenue, with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Saturday, April 9, 1932

 

The I.O.OF. lodge will have charge of the Chas. ALSPACH funeral services which will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2:30 o’clock at the residece 1100 Bancroft Ave.  Rev. D. S.     PERRY will officiate.

 

Mrs. Nancy J. HISEY, 88, a resident of Rochester for over 50 years, died suddenly at 6:30 Saturday morning at the home of her son, Albert HISEY, 936 Park Street, death being due to       a heart attack.  Mrs. Hisey had been in ill healh since February 20th, but her condition had not been regarded as serious.  She was engaged in preparing breakfast when stricken.

Nancy J. [SHIRK], daughter of Adam and Anna SHIRK, was born in Union County, Ohio on February 25, 1844, and was one of a family of six children.  On March 16, 1865 she was married to John C. HISEY and in 1880 Mr. and Mrs. Hisey came to Rocheter where the remainder of their lives were spent.  Mr. Hisey died in 1927 and since that time Mrs. Hisey had made her home with her son.  The deceased was a member of the old Christian church.

The son, Albert M. HISEY, is the only survivor.  A daughter, Arminta Jane PARKER, died in 1926.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Mrs. Charles KILMER has received word of the death of Mrs. Lian DAVENPORT which occurred last Monday at her home in Springfield, O.  Death wss due to paralysis and followed a  ten days illness.  Mrs. Davenport was formerly Miss Lina SHIELDS and was born and raised        in Fulton county.

 

Monday, April 11, 1932

 

Harold Van TRUMP, 56, editor and newspaper publisher, died at 3:15 Monday morning at his home 319 West Eighth steet after an illness of over a year.  Death was due to a pulmonary abcess.   He had been semi-conscous during the past week and a henorrhage brought his life to        a sudden end.  Last spring while in Deland, Florida, he was stricken with pneumonia and for a    time was very seriously ill.  Later he recovered sufficiently to return to Rochester but never   regained his health.  He underwent several operations which at the time helped him     considerably.  However in recent months he again grew worse and gadually lost strength until    the end.

“Herd” Van TRUMP, as he was known to his friends and associates, had an active career in journalism that occupied all of his business life.  Starting as a young man he first took employment in the Rochester Sentinel where he learned the printers trade in the press room.        He became foreman of the plant and then worked into the writing and advertising as well as        the business end of the publication.  Later he and his broher Floyd leased the Sentinel and       were its publishers for two years.  Afterwards they founded the Van Trump Company and built    


up a prosperous commercial printing plant along with their publication of the Fulton County    Sun, a weekly newspaper.

Later the Sun was sold out and for a time the Van Trump Company was a job printing plant alone.  In 1923 Harold Van Trump again chose to enter the journalism field here and       with the co-operation of others The Van Trump Company purchased the Sun and the Republican, consolidating them into the Daily News.  In Dec. 1, 1924, he retired from the newspaper and printing business in Rocheser when he disposed of his inerest to The Barnhart Van Trump Company which acquired The Sentinel and The Daily News and began publication of The       News-Sentinel.

Mr. Van Trump left Rochester several times during his business career and was a managing officer on the In1uirer, Owensboro, Ky., The Leader, Marion, Ind., The Times,  LaPorte, Ind., The Plain Dealer, Wabash, Ind., and the News-Sun, Deland, Fla.  He also      directed several advertising projecrts and was a publicity representative for the Indiana Farm  Bureau.

All through his career as a journalist Mr. Van Trump made a reputation as a fearless editor who never hesitated to enter a battle in community or political matters.  He was a      brilliant writer at all times and had unusual ability to ferret out facts in whatever ccse might         be under consideration.  He was very active in politics during his life, being a militant    campaigner and at one time was the democratic candidate for mayor of the city.

Harold Van Trump was born Sept. 1, 1875, in Rochester, the son of Jacob and Lavina Van TRUMP.  He was married on Dec. 16, 1899, to Sarah SCALES, of Marion, Ind., and to    this union one child was born.

He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Mrs. Fred RITCHIE, of Lebanon, Ind., his mother, Mrs. Lavina Van TRUMP, of Rochester, and two brothers, Floyd [Van TRUMP[ and Carl [Van TRUMP], of this city.  He was a member of the K. of P. lodge.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home, 319 W. Eighth street, at 2:00 o’clock, wit Rev. D. S. PERRY and Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON officiating.  Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Chas GAULT, former residet of Deedsville, passed away in the city hospital, Indianapolis, seven o’clock Saturday evening.  Death resulted following the amputation of his leg which operation was necessitated three days ago on account of an infection.

Charles, son of Wesley and Anna GAULT, was born at Deedsville, Ind., on Dec. 18th, 1877.  Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage o Elsie LEEDY.  for the past 25     years Mr. Gault was a brakeman on the Nickle Plate Railroad and had made a wide        acquaintance of friends along the entire extent of his run from Michigan City to Indianapolis.       He was a member of the Fletcher Methodist Church, Indianapolis and the Masonic Order.  Survivors are the widow, a son Leroy [GAULT], two daughters, Marjorie [GAULT] and      Lodena [GAULT], all at home; three brothers, Joe GAULT, of Indianapolis; Marcus GAULT       of New Mexico, Sylvester [GAULT], address unknown; three sisters, Mrs. Moe MOHLER, of Peru, Mrs. Lucinda FITES, of Boklin, California, Miss Louise GAULT, who resides with the mother, Mrs. Anna GAULT, Deedsville.

Funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Wednesday morning at the home in Indianapolis.  The body will be brought to the home of his brother-in-law, Lee LEEDY, at Deedsville where a brief ceremony will be conducrted and interment will be made in the Deedsville cemetery.
Mrs. Nora FULTZ and daughter, Miss Mildred FULTZ, attended the funeral of Harry B. HUNTER, 56, which was held Monday afternoon at the Hunter residence in Wabash.  Mr.    Hunter died Friday evening following a week’s illnes with Brights disease.

Harry B. Hunter was born in Fulton County in 1876 and was the son of Nelson G. and Mary L. HOLMES HUNTER.  When only three years of age he moved to Wabash with his  parents and the remainder of his life was spent there.

Surviving are his wife and one son, Nelson G. HUNTR, Jr., a student at Purdue University; parents, Judge and Mrs. Nelson HUNTER of Wabash.

 

Relatives here have received word of the death of H. B. TURNER, which took place Saturday night at his home in Union Mills, Ind.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday    afternoon in that city.  The deceased was the only uncle of Nona [TURNER], Isabel     [TURNER], Marie [TURNER], Sam [TURNER] and Ray TURNER, of this city.

 

Miss Evelyn JONES, commercial teacher in the Rochester high school has been called to Terre Haute by the death of her father.  Her place is being taken by Miss Irene SAMPSEL.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 1932

 

Funeral services for Charles GAULT, brakeman on the Nickel Plate railroad and a former resident of Deedsville, were held Tuesday morning at his home in Indianapolis.  The body was   then taken to the home of Lee LEEDY, in Deedsville, where brief services were held and         burial was made in the Deedsville cemetery.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 1932 to Thursday, April 14, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, April 15, 1932

 

John McGRIFF, 77, died Thursday evening at seven o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elsie Sanders, four miles southwest of Richland Center.  Death was due to heart trouble       and dropsy and followed an illness of two weeks.

The deceased was born near Delphi on Oct. 13, 1854, the son of Thomas and Elsie McGRIFF and moved to the Argos community when a child.  He was a member of the    Christian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie SANDERS and Mrs. Charles TOWNE, of  Argos; three sons, Benjamin [McGRIFF] and Albert [McGRIFF], near Argos; three half-      sisters, Mrs. William WISERT, of Bourbon, Mrs. Amanda MOORE, of Beaumont, Texas,       and Mrs. Minnie ZULT, of Argos; five half-brothers, David [McGRIFF] and Parker      McGRIFF, of Argos, William [McGRIFF] and Lawrence McGRIFF, of Plymouth                  and Thomas McGRIFF, of Lakeville.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Richland Center church with Rev. Hiley BAKER, of Argos, in charge.  Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Saturdy, April 16, 1932

 

Mrs. Lenora GRAHAM, 80, died at seven o’clock Friday evening at her home one-half mile east of Athens, death being due to anemia of the brain.  She had been in ill health for   several months but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past three weeks.

Lebora [PEART], daughter of Jesse and Julia PEART, was born on Novemer 6, 1851 in Jackson County, Ohio.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Carlton J. GRAHAM, who passed away on January 19, 1911.  The deceased had lived in her present home the past 27 years.  She was a member of the Eastern Star chapter in Akron and the Athens United Brethren Church.

Surviving are two sons, Earl GRAHAM, at home, Clyde GRAHAM, of Rochester; nine grandchildren, among them being Ethel ROBBINS, of Ekhart, whom Mrs. Graham raised and    one sister, Mrs. Sally DAVIS, of Columbus, Ohio.  A son, Everett [GRAHAM], died a few         years ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday aftrnoon at two o’clock at the Athens U.B.    Church.  Rev. L. E. LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.

 

Monday, April 18, 1932

 

Mrs. Birda METZGER, 38, former resident of Kewanna, died Sunday night at ten o’clock at the home of her father, Jacob Metzger, 214 East Broadway, in South Bend, following a week’s illness.  Death was due to intestinal flu ad pneumonia.

Birda, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth METZGER, was born in Peru, Ind., on May 12th, 1893.  When a small child she moved with her parents to Kewanna and all of her life had been spent there with the exception of the past six years during whch time the Metzger family had   lived in South Bend.  She was employed at the Ball Band factory in that city, and was a      member of the Rebekah lodge and Methodist Church in Kewanna.

Surviving are her father, Jacob Metzger and two sisters, Mrs Hazel METZGER, of   South Bend, and Mrs. Warren GILLESPIE, of Kewanna.  Her mother and a brother are      deceased.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Kewanna Methodfist Church.  Rev.  COOK, pastor of the South Bend Grace Methodist Church, will be in charge     and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the Harrison funeral home in Kewnna until the hour of the funeral.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Wednesday, April 20, 1932

 

Charles WALTERS, Jr., 13-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALTERS, of Talma, died Tuesday evening.  Short services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at two    o’clock and burial will be made in the Talma cemetery.
Thursday, April 21, 1932

 

James CLEMANS, 73, well known farmer living one mile east of Akron, died shortly after noon Thursday following an illness of several months duration.  Death was due to complications of diseases.

Mr. Clemans was born on a farm one-half mile from where he died and all of his life had been spent in that community.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Rebecca FEECE       and following her death married Lydia CLEVENGER, who passed away two years ago.    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie KINDIG, who lived with her father, Mrs. Rebecca RHODES, of Fort Wayne;  son, Everett CLEMANS, of Akron, and a foster son, Max      FEECE, of Rochester.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday’s News-Sentinel.

 

Mrs. J. W. ZECHIEL, 77, died at nine o’clock Thursday morning at her home three miles east of Leiters Ford, death being due to pneumonia.  She had been ill with a cold for the past    two weeks but her condition had only been regarded as serious since Saturcay.

The deceased [Margrit C. AGSTER] was born in Sandusky County, Ohio in December, 1854 the daughter of Jcob nnd Margaret [AGSTER] and came to Fulton County when a child.     On February 20, 1876, in Marshall County, she was married to John Wesley ZECHIEL.  She    was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church northwest of Rochester.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. David SULT, near Leiters Ford, and a brother, Fred AGSTER, of Rochester; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. David SULT.  Rev. HANDSCHU will officiate and burial will be made in the Zion   cemetery.  [NOTE: Margrit C. Zechiel, 1854-1932; John W. ZECHIEL, 1849-1932, bur. in  South Germany cemetery, Richland Twp., Fulton Co., Ind. - WCT].

 

Argos relatives have received word of the death of Frank SOUTH, 30, which occurred Thursday morning at a hospital in South Bend.  Death was due to a fractured skull which he received Monday when he fell from a load of bailed hay.

Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Morine STEVENSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles STEVENSON, of Argos; two children; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa SOUTH,     of South Bend, three sisters and a brother.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

Friday, April 22, 1932

 

Funeral services for James CLEMANS, who died Thursday afternoon at his home one mile east of Athens, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the United Brethren     Church in Athens.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

 

Saturday, April 23, 1932

 

The death of two prominent citizens of Argos were recorded Friday morning, when Abraham BUSBY aged 68, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Vide TRUAX, four miles east      of Plymouth, and Mrs. Pearl VANDORN, aged 40.  Funerals of both will be held Sunday afternoon at Argos.

Mrs. Pearl VANDORN died at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kelley Hospital after a week’s


illness caused by double pneumonia.  She was born near Plymouth on August 21, 1891 and       had lived in Argos for the past 16 years.  Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Douglas  NEISWANGER.

Survivors are the husband, Edward VANDORN, a son, Frank [VANDORN], and a daughter, Helen [VANDORN], both at home, the parents who reside in South Bend and two  sisters, Mrs. Edith GASTIL, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Ethel BLAKELY, of South Bend.

The deceased was a member of the Christian Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Crescent Club of Argos.  Mrs. Vandorn was a worker in the Christian Church at Argos teaching a     Sunday school class and was a member of the choir.

The funeral services will be held from the Argos Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Hiley BAKER in charge.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery northeast    of Argos.

 

Abraham BUSBY died at 9 a.m. Friday at the home of his sister Mrs. Vide TRUAX after a year’s illnss caused by ulcers of the stomach.  The deceased had been bedfast for the past 12 weeks.

Mr. Busby was born on a farm near Argos on July 22, 1863, and was a son of Benjamin and Rachel BUSBY.  He had resided in Marshall county all of his life, the greater portion of  which was on a farm near Argos.  His only survivor is his sister.

The funeral services will be held from the Grossman Chapel at Argos at 2 p.m. Sunday.  The services will be in charge of Rev. Paul REISER, pastor of the Argos Methodist church of which organization the deceased was a member.  Burial will be made in the Maple Grove   cemetery at Argos.

 

Monday, April 25, 1932

 

Mrs. Harriet E. BRUCE, 66, a life long resident of Rochester, died at 5:30 Monday in her home at 1100 Elm Street, death being due to heart trouble.  She had only been bedfast the past  week.

Harriet E. [INGRAHAM], daughter of George W. and Julia (SMITH) INGRAHAM, was born in Rochester on April sixth, 1866, and on July 14, 1900 she was married to Richard J. BRUCE.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Jane Line Sunday School class, and  American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, George BRUCE, of Chicago one brother, G. Frank  INGRAHAM, of Gosport, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Harvey K. WRENRICK, of Los        Angeles, California.

 

Friends in this city received word Saturday afternoon of the death of A. D. HUGHES, aged 78, a former resident of this city, which occurred earlier that day at his home in Wayland, Mich., from hardening of the arteries and heart trouble.  Mr. Hughes while a resident of this city operated a plant for the rebuilding of milling machinery.  The plant was located in the old shoe factory building in East Rochester.  Mr. Hughes moved his plant to Wayland, Mich.,        fourteen years ago.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Survivors are the widow, two sons, Don [HUGHES], of Wayland, and Harold [HUGHES] of Denver, Colorado and two daughters, Mrs. Harold DELP of Wayland, and Mrs. Fred DEARDORFF of South Bend and       five grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held at Wayland Wednesday with burial at  Wayland.
Tuesday, April 26, 1932

 

Louis KLINE, 46, farmer living one mile north of Bruce Lake, died at 5:30 Tuesday morning following a two weeks’ illness.  Death ws due to pneumonia.

The deceased wa the son of Christopher and Elizabeth KLINE and was born on the same farm where he died.  Upon reaching manhood he was married to Miss Mae OVERMYER.  He   was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Louis [KLINE] and Marion [KLINE]; one brother, Adam [KLINE], near Bruce Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie WERNER, of Winamac, and Mrs.      Ira WAITE, of Logansport.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at   the Zion Methodist Church.  Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery south of Bruce Lake.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harriett BRUCE, who died Monday morning in her home on Elm Street, will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist Church.  Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be in charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

 

Mrs. Mosey NEWELL, former resident of Akron, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dessie Meredith, at Beaver Dam.  Death followed an illness of one week     with heart trouble.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Eugene [NEWELL], of Hammond; one daughter, Mrs. Dessie MEREDITH, of Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren; one brother, William O.      PRILL, of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McINTYRE, of Athens, and Mrs. Bertha       PRILL of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Meredith home and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Arthur TILTON, a state game warden of Rensselaer, who often worked in this county,    was found dead in the garage at the rear of his home in that city yesterday.  Death had been caused from monoxide gas which had formed in the garage while Tilton was working on the             engine of his car.  The deceased was a second cousin of A. J. MURRAY of Grass Creek.

 

Thursday, April 28, 1932

 

Cecil [CASTLE], eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil CASTLE, 817 Lawndale Avenue, South Bend, was fatally injured at 6 o’clock Tuesday afternoon when struck by an automobile driven by J. H. WHITMARK, 607 Baine Ave., South Bend.  The child died at the Epworth hospital in South Bend two hours after he was struck by the car.  He did not regain consciousness.

The lad’s parents are both former residents of this city.  The father is sometimes known as Cee CASTLE and Howard CASTLE.  They moved to So. Bend from Rochester some time  ago.  Lawrence “Friday” CASTLE, who resides on South Franklin Avenue is an uncle of the    dead lad.  He is now in South Bend.

Cecil had been playing with other children near his home and was returning to his friends after he had gone to his home and obtained a cloth to place over his eyes.  He was placing the cloth across his eyes prior to playing the game of “blind man’s bluff” and was thought not to         


have seen the car as he ran across the street.

The youth ran into the rear fender of Mr. Whitmark’s auto and was thrown to the street.  Coroner B. J. BOLKA questioned the driver of the car Wednesday and exonerated him from   blame.

The child was born in South Bend Oct. 21, 1923.  He attended the Muessel school.  He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Marie E. [CASTLE], Ellen M. [CASTLE], of South     Bend and Mrs. John KERN, of Miami, Fla, brother Paul L. [CASTLE], of South BEnd, also survives.

 

Mrs. Josephine D. STINSON, 82, life long resident of Fulton County, died at 7:30 Wednesday evening at her home in Athens.  Death was due to Arterio Sclerosis and followed an illness of only six days.  Mrs. Stinson spent the winter in Florida and arrived home only last Thursday.

Josephine D. [DAVIDSON], daughter of Stephen and Catherine DAVIDSON, was born on April 21, 1880 in Fulton County.  On April 21, 1878 she was married to Archibald S. STINSON, who passed away fifteen years ago.  She was a member of the Christian Church.

The deceased is the last of a family of six children.  Those to precede her in death were: John B. DAVIDSON, of Ellensburg, Washington; Samuel Clinton DAVIDSON, of       Lewiston, Idaho; Sara J. (McCLUNG] and Ella McCLUNG and Almeda STINSON, of Fulton County.

Surviving are one son, Dr. A. E. STINSON, of Athens, and one grandson, Dr. Dean K. STINSON, of Rochester.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at her home in Athens.  Rev. J. WALLENBURG, of Rochester, and Rev. MINOR, of Athens, will be in charge and burial     will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Lydia SMITH, aged 86, widow of the late Daniel SMITH died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles R. COPLEN who resides on a farm three miles north of Athens, at     seven o’clock Wednesday evening.  Death was caused by cancer.  She had been ill for a year and bedfast or six weeks.

Mrs. Smith was born on a farm near Palestine Lake in Kosciusko county on March 10, 1846.  She was the last survivor of a family of nine children who were born to Daniel and Nancy Ann HIPSHER.  On March 1868 she was married to Daniel SMITH.  They lived on a            farm in Kosciusko County for 12 years and 52 years ago moved to a farm in Newcastle    township six miles northeast of Rochester.  Mrs. Smith lived there until December 1, 1931,  when because of her physical condition she moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Coplen.

Surviving are four sons, Ernest [SMITH], Leiters Ford, Omer [SMITH], Huntington, Thurman [SMITH], Talma, and Foy [SMITH] of Athens, two daughters, Mrs. Frank      MIKESELL of South Bend, and Mrs. COPLEN, twenty-two grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.  The deceased was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

The funeral services will be held from the Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. C. S. DAVISSON in charge.  The cortege will leave the home    of Mrs. Coplen at 1 p.m.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery [east] of Athens.
Laura Belle OVERMYER, 72, died Wednesday evening at the home of her son, Albert OVERMYER, one mile east of Metea, following a two weeks illness.  Death was due to pneumonia.

The deceased was born ner North Manchester on December First, 1860, the daughter of Leason and Ellen HOOVER.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to James B. OVERMYER, who passed away seven years ago.

Surviving are six sons, Albert [OVERMYER], of Metea; James [OVERMYER], Edgar [OVERMYER] and Oscar [OVERMYER], near Logansport, John [OVERMYER], of Delphi,  Roy [OVERMYER], of Hawaiian Islands; three daughers, Mrs. Henry ROPHERMEL and      Mrs. Fate SCHMSHER [sic], of Logansport, and Mrs. Clayburn POPE, of Elkhart, Alabama.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Spring Creek Church.  Rev. FANSLER will have charge and burial will be made in the Spring Creek   cemetery.

 

Friends here have received word of the death of Miss Dora FRITZ, 47, which occurred recently at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eliza SAUERS in Fort Wayne.  Funeral services were  held at the Markle Methodist church and burial was made there.

The deceased had often visited in Rochester and Akron when her sister, Mrs. Abner THOMPSON, was a resident of Fulton County.

 

Friday, April 29, 1932

 

Funeral services were held from the Twin Branch Christian church in South Bend this afternoon for Cecil CASTLE, aged 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil CASTLE, of South Bend,     who was killed Tuesday when he ws run down by a car driven by J. W. WHITMARK.  The lad was playing “blind man’s bluff.”  The services were in charge of the lad’s uncle Rev. E. W.    CASTLE.  Bruial was made in the Highland cemetery at South Bend.  Relatives from this city attended the services.

 

Saturday, April 30, 1932

 

Ray MORTS, 51, well known farmer of Liberty township, died at 8:30 Friday evening at his home two miles east of Fulton.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed     an illess of four weeks.

Ray, son of David and Emma MORTS, was born on June 16, 1880, on a farm near Chili.  When only three years of age he moved with his parents from Chili to Liberty      township and the remainder of his life was spent in the Fulton community.  On Nov. 19,       1900, he was married to Miss Laura KINZIE, the ceremony having been performed at Mexico.    He ws a member of the Fulton Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Gail GABLE, of Ft. Wayne and Mrs. Fern SUTTON, of Fulton two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle BEVELHEIMER, east of Fulton.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afteroon at two o’clock at the Fulton Baptist Church.  Rev. C. A. WADE will be in charge and burial will be in the Fulton I.O.O.F.   cemetery.
Monday, May 2, 1932

 

Mrs. Louis OVERMYER, aged 81 years, succumbed Saturday afternoon, two o’clock at her home in Tiosa.  Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy.  Mrs. Overmyer had been a   resident of this county for 48 years and resided in Rochester for a number of years while her husband was employed as deputy sheriff and courthouse janitor.

Mrs. Overmyer was born on January 4th, 1851 and on April 5th, 1872 she was united in marriage to Henry OVERMYER, having been married for 60 years last April 5th.  The      deceased was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church.  Survivors are the husbnd, four sons,  George D. [OVERMYER] of Mishawaka, Frank [OVERMYER], of Tiosa, Henry    [OVERMYER] and Carrie [OVERMYER], of South Bend; three [sic] daughters, Mrs. Lillie BECK of Tiosa; Mrs. Daisy LEITER of Pierceton and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca JOY, of    Wabash.

Funeral services in charge oif Rev. Oren LAMBERT were held Monday afternoon, two o’clock at the Tiosa church.  Interment was made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

 

Mrs. Isabelle KROFT, aged 53, passed away at her home four miles south of Akron at ten o’clock Saturday morning.  Death resulted from apoplexy, the deceased having suffered ill health for the past several years.  She had been a resident of the vicinity of Akron for the past seven years, coming there with her husband from Montana.

Isabelle [FEIDNER], daughter of Jacob and Mary FEIDNER, was born on a farm near Macy, on April 4th, 1879.  Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Adolph KROFT, who survives.  Mrs. Kroft was a member of the Evangelical church.  Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Jacob SMITH, of near Akron, Mrs. Sarah BUSE, of       Huntington; two half-sisters, Mrs. Louise HOLDEMAN, of Texas, Mrs. Mary      HENDERSON, of Louisiana and three half-brothers, Obediah F. [BARNES], of Miami, Fla.,  John F. [BARNES] of Elkhart and Marion BARNES, of California.  A son passed away in infancy.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH were held Monday afternoon at the Church of God, in Akron.  Burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Edward ENGLE, age 55, died Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at his home 1-1/2 miles south of Monterey.  Death was caused by heart trouble from which he took sick Saturday.  Mr. Engle had been in ailing health for some time.

Living in the Monterey community most of his life, he followed the profession of farming.  In 1904 he was united in marriage to Minnie REINHOLDT.  He was the son of Mr.    and Mrs. Jacob. ENGLE.

Survivors are five brothers, Louis [ENGLE] of Missouri, Henry [ENGLE] of Indianapolis, Peter [ENGLE] of Ohio, Albert [ENGLE] of Knox and John [ENGLE],               one sister, Mrs. Jennie MISER of Monterey, one son, Louis [ENGLE] at home and one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy BONNIE of North Judson and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will probably be held Wednesday at the Monterey Methodist Church.
Tuesday, May 3, 1932

 

Charles Collins THOMPSON, aged 64, died at his home near Millark Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock following an illness of six weeks which started with influenza and terminated      in pneumonia.  The deceased was born on a farm west of Akron.  He was the son of Admiral     and Susan THOMPSON.  He has resided in Fulton county all of his life.  Survivors are his wife and daughter, Mrs. Ruth NORRIS, of Macy, six grandchildren and a brother, Frank  [THOMPSON] of Athens.  The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the  Omega Church southwest of Athens with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Athens.

 

H. A. ARVIN, aged 45, of Indianapolis, well-known locally for his connection throughout Indiana as representative for the Western Ammunition Company and also as the inventor of the Arvin heater for automobiles died at his home in Indianapolis Sunday friends in this city have been advised.  Death was caused by an attack of heart trouble.  Mr. Arvin        visited in Rochester less than two weeks ago.  He was a noted trapshooter.  His wife who died six yers ago was Mary MEREDITYH.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge.  Funeral        services will be held in Indianapolis Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock after which the body       will be brought to this city for burial eside that of his wife in the Odd Fellows cemetry.   Survivors are a brother and three sisters.

[NOTE: Margaret MEREDITH ARVIN, 1888-1926, bur in Rochester I.O.O.F., but no stone found by this compiler for H. A. ARVIN. - WCT].

 

Wednesday, May 4, 1932

Isaiah NYE, 82, well known retired farmer of Henry township, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at his home one mile east of Athens.  Death was due to a gangrenous infection which developed in a bunion.  He had been ill for the past six weeks.

The deceased was born in Wyandotte County, Ohio on June 22, 1850, the son of Jonas and Leah H. (SWARTZLANDER) NYE and moved with his parents to Fulton County when a small child.  Upon reachng manhood he was married to Ellen CLEVENGER.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Reilly [NYE], of Mchigan City, and Chester [NYE] of Athens; two brothers, Grant [NYE] of South Bend, Schuyler [NYE], of Marion, one half-brother, Gilbert NYE, near Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Alfretta KINDIG, of Akron.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Church of God in Athens.  Rev. SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. C. H. MINOR.   Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

 

The body of the late H. A. ARVIN, of Indianapolis, who died suddenly Sunday from a heart attack was buried this afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery at the side of his wife who    died six years ago.  Arvin was the representative in Indiana for the Western Cartridge       Company.  A number of the company officials accompanied the body to this city.
Thursday, May 5. 1832

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 6, 1932

 

Lee PURVIS, aged 19, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy MILLER who live on a farm southwest of Akron Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock.  Death was caused by sinus       trouble.  He had been ill since last November.  Mr. Purvis had made his home with Mr. and    Mrs. MILLER for the past 11 years.  He had been taken from the White Institute near Wabash by Mr. and Mrs. Miller.  He has several brothers and sisters but their addresses are unknown.  He    was born on July 5, 1912, but his birthplace is unknown.  The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen’s lodge and the Brethren church at Akron.  Funeral services will be held      from the Christian church at Akron at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. George SWIHART of          Roann in charge.  Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery southeast of Akron.

 

Word has been received here of the death on May 1st of Mrs. Cora L. EASTMAN, 73, at the Windemere Hotel in Chicago where she lived.  She was well known in Rochester having visited the late L. M. BRACKETT one of her relatives here often in years past.  Mrs. Eastman [Cora L. BRACKETT] was the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Joseph BRACKET and lived most of her life in Rock Isand, Ill.  She was a teacher in the schools there for 37 years being assistant principal most of that time.  She is survived by a son and a daughter.  The funeral was held at Rock Island on Tuesday.

 

Funeral services for John W. BARKMAN, who died in Florida in February will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors.  Rev. J. B. GLEASON,      pastor of the Baptist church, will be in charge and burial will be made in the Hamlett       cemetery.  The family of the deceased, who just arrived from Florida, will spend a few days      here with reltives before leaving for their home in Bayview, Mich.  Mrs. Barkman is a sister       of E. T. JONES of this city.

 

William BALSBAUGH, aged 43, of Denver, died at 6:30 o’clock this morning in the Marshall county hospital at Plymouth from injuries which he received at 8 o’clock last night  when a truck on which he was riding was struck by an automobile driven by Dr. R. E. COIL, optometrist of South Bend and Fort Wayne.  Balsbaugh and Charles FLORA, aged 10, also of Denver, were riding on the back of a truck driven by Mrs. Mary FLORA, mother of the lad.

 

Saturday, May 7, 1932

 

Mrs. Elizabeth HARRIS, 70, died at two o’clock this morning at her home one-fourth of a mile east of Bruce Lake, death being due to hardening of the arteries and heart trouble.  The deceased had been in ill health for several years but her condition had only been regarded as      serious the past week.

Elizabeth [NEFF], daughter of David and Mary NEFF, was born in Pennsylvania on September 30, 1862, and moved with her parents to Fulton County when a young girl.  The remainder of her life was spent in this county and upon reaching womanhood she was married to Wilfred HARRIS.  She was a member of the Evangelical church.

Surviving are her husband, five [?] children, John [HARRIS], at home; Mrs. Esta


DAWSON, of Delphi, Mrs. Adam KLINE and Mrs. Letha HOTT, of Bruce Lake; 11  grandchildren; five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Dan WILDERMUTH, Mrs. J. E.        TROUTMAN, Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, Mrs. Perry WALTERS, Mrs. Michael EASH and Thomas NEFF, all of near Rochester.  A son, Melvin HARRIS, was accidentally killed nine    years ago.

Funeral services will be held sometime Monday at the home and burial will be made in the Sharon [Moon] cemetery.

 

Monday, May 9, 1932

 

Mr. and Mrs. John METZGER, who live on a farm near Tiosa, received a telephone call from Battle Creek, Mich., Sunday evening telling of the drowning of their three-year-old   grandson, John METZGER.  The lad was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin METZGER.  He was playing with several of his brothers and sisters when he fall into a horse trough.  Before his parents could arrive on the scene and rescue the child death had occurrd.  Mr. and Mrs. Irvin           Metzger moved to Battle Creek, Mich., eight years ago.  Two years ago two of their children    died with diphtheria.  Besides the parents the dead boy is survived by six brothers and sisters.  Burial will be made at Battle Creek.  Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger left for Battle Creek after they had rceived word of their grandson’s death.

 

Mrs. Martha SEAMAN, 81, former resident of Rochester, died Saturday evening at eight o’clock at the Methodist Hospital in Gary.  Death was due to complications of diseases and followed an illness of several months.

Martha Ann [EWER], daughter of Squire and Lucinda (CLYMER) EWER, was born on November first, 1851, near Peru, Ind., and when a child moved with her parents to a farm near Seneca, Illinois.  She taught school for several years and later attended Northwestern       University.  While there she met Rev. Robert Brown SEAMAN, whom she married in 1879.     To them were born three children:  Mrs. Carey E. MELVILLE, of Worcester, Mass., Mrs.    Arthur W. POST, of Gary, and Mrs. Roy W. KING, of Beloit, Wisconsin.  All three daughters were with her at the time of her death.

While in the active work of the ministry Rev. and Mrs. Seaman served the following charges in Illinois, Sparland, LaPrairie Center, Wyoming, Maquon, Eureka, Minook,                 Princeville, Watseka, Lewiston, Momence, Dwight, El Paso and Lexington.  When Rev.   Seaman retired they made their home in Rochester.  She was a member of the Methodist    Church, Eastern Star chapter and W.R.C. in this city.

Besides the three daughters she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred WELCH, of McAllen, Texas; two brothers, Merrill EWER, of Sioux City, Iowa, Wallace EWER, of Dresden,      Kansas; and three grandchildren, Maude [SEAMAN], Robert [SEAMAN] and Martha   MELVILLE.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternooon at 1:30 at the Methodist church.  Rev. T. L. STOVALL will be in charge and burial will be made in the Mausoleum.  The body will lie in state at the church from one to 1:30.
Tuesday, May 10, 1932

 

Mrs. Bertha NEEVES, 80, died at 12:45 Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dean Nightlinger, 512 East Eighth Street.  Death was due to cancer of the stomach.  She  had been ill for the past year and a half and bedfast three months.

Bertha May [DONOVAN], daughter of Amos and Sarah Anna DONOVAN, was born near Homer, Illinois on September 26, 1882 and was one of a family of five children, three       brothers and one sister.  When a small child she moved with her parents to a farm near                     Chrisman, Illinois.  In March, 1898 she was united in marriage to A. G. MANNING, of      Sidell, Illinois.and to this union two children were born:  Nola [MANNING], now Mrs. Dean NIGHTLINGER, and Melva Viola [MANNING], deceased.  She was again united in marriage      in 1917 to F. O. NEEVES, of Chrisman, Illinois, who survives.  Mrs. Neeves lived in      Illinois until two years ago when she moved to a small farm east of Rochester.  She was a   member of the Methodist Church and the Royal Neighors, of Chrisman, Illinois and the     W.B.A., of Rochester.

Surviving are her husband and daughter; foster-daughter, Miss Mildred [NEEVES]; step-daughter, Mrs. Harvey PARK, of Hazel Crest, Illinois; three brothers, Sam [DONOVAN] and Ralph DONOVAN, of Chrisman, Ill., and Willis DONOVAN, of Kankakee, Ill.

Short funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the Nightlinger home with Rev. C. J. MINER in charge.  The body will then be taken to Chrisman, Illinois where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30.  Burial will be made in Chrisman.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 1932

 

Mrs. Sam WENGER has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, George MORFOTT, 83, which occurred Tuesday morning at his home in Willard, Ohio.  He is     survived by one son, Delmar [MORFOTT], at home, three grandchildren.  Funeral services        will be held Thursday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in Bucyrus, Ohio.  He       was a former resident of Rochester.

 

Thursday, May 12, 1932 to Friday, May 13, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, May 14, 1932

 

Charles Albert HOOVER, 66, dropped dead while working at his feed and grinding mill in Akron at four o’clock Friday afternoon.  Death resulted from heart attack, the deceased having been in ill health for the past several months.  Mr. Hoover was well known throughout the eastern section of this county and Wabash county.  He had been a resident of Akron for the last          eight years, moving there from Laketon, where he was engaged in business.

Mr. Hoover was born in Wabash county on January 15th, 1866 and upon reaching manhood was united in marriage to Virginia JONTZ.  Surviving with the widow are three step-children, Mrs. George BOLLEY and Theodore JONTZ, of Akron, Mat JONTZ, of Gary; a sister Mrs. Samuel ROGERS, of Laketon, and two brothers, Henry HOOVER of Wenatche, Wash., and Grorge HOOVER of Laketon.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. GILLILAND of Gilead, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Laketon Wesleyan Methodist Church.  Burial in the Laketon cemetery.


Monday, May 16, 1932

 

Mr. and Mrs. James D. BROWN, of 1415 Elm street, have received word of the death of their granddaughter, Shirley Frances [BROWN], one-year-od daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BROWN, of Traverse City, Mich.  The child died yesterday but no details of the death were    given in the message.  Burial will be made in Traverse City.

 

Francis STETSON, received word last nght of the death of his sister, Mrs. Charles KLECKNER, of Logansport, who died in the Cass county hospital there at 5:30 o’cock   following an operation.  The deceased had been ill for several years.  She was taken to the hospital ten days ago for the operation.  Mrs. Kleckner was born in this county.  She has been                   a resident of Logansport for the past 30 years.  Survivors are three brothers, Chas. [STETSON]    of Miami, Fla., George STETSON, of Logansport, and Francis [STETSON], oif this city,        and a sister Mrs. John BANNISTER, of Logansport.  Funeral arrangements have not been       made.

 

Edward WENTZEL, 93, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, died Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at his home near Bruce Lake.  Death followed a long illness with complications of diseases incident to advanced years.

Surviving are three sons, Harry [WENTZEL], Charles  [WENTZEL] and Peter [WENTZEL] and a daughter, Mrs. Joe MAHLER, 22 grandchildren and two great-     grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Zion   Church.  Burial wil be made in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.

 

Harry SARBER, 81, father of Harry SARBER, Jr., of Leiters Ford, died Saturday at his home in Plymouth, death being due to heart trouble.  Funeral services for Mr. Sarber, who was    a retired farmer, will be held Tuesday at two o’clock at the Methodist Church in Plymouth.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 1932

 

Louis “Butch” NEISWANDER, aged 49, of Peru, who has spent several summers at Lake Manitou, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself through the head with a revolver.    The act was prompted by despondency over his continued illness.  The body was found by Louis DUCKWALL, his roommate, when he returned from a business engagement.  Survivors are the mother and sister, both of whom reside in Peru.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 1932

 

Daniel Edward DAVIS, 59, died at 12:45 Wednesday afternoon at his hoime southwest of Macy in Liberty Township.  Death followed a several months illness with complications of diseases.  The deceased was born in Miami County in February, 1873 the son of William      Henry and Elizabeth DAVIS.  He had lived in Liberty Township for the past 14 years.     Surviving are two brothers and one sister.  Funeral services Friday afternoon at two o’clock at    the Church of Brethren in Mexico with Rev. Howard FLORA and Rev. Walter BALSBAUGH       in charge.  Burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles KLECKNER, of Logansport, a former resident of this city will be held from the Pierce and Easterday Funeral Home at Logansport Thursday at 2:30   p.m.  Burial will be made in the Citizen’s cemetery here.  Mrs. Kleckner, who is a sister of Francis STETSON, died in the Cass county hospital at Logansport last Sunday following an operation.

 

Clem V. LEONARD, 72, promnent resident of Rochester, died suddenly at ten      o’clock Tueday evening at her home at 817 Pontiac street.  Death was due to an acute heart    attack.

Linda Jane [VanTUYL], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanTUYL, was born in Preble county, Ohio, on Nov. 16, 1859, and on Jan. 13, 1887, in Middletown, Ohio, was married to Clem V. LEONARD.  Forty-two years ago they moved to Rochester where they have since resided.  Her husband is a well known cigar manufacturer and was former Fulton county      auditor.

Mrs. Leonard was a member of the First Baptist church, its active orgnizations and in  this work had made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout both city and county.

Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Miss Ada LEONARD, of Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Helen DeBRULER, of Rochester; Miss Mildred Ann LEONARD and Mrs. Katherine DETAMORE, of South Bendf; two grandsons, Robert L. DeBRULER, of Rochester, and      David L. DETAMORE, of South Bend; three brothers, W. S. VanTUYL, of Leavenworth,  Kansas; E. B. VanTUYL, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Ella OZER, of Miami, Fla.

Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at four o’clock.  Rev. H. Gerald GAIGE, of Ithaca, Mich., former pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church, will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the residence until two o’clock Friday afternoon.

 

Thursday, May 19, 1932 to Saturday, May 21, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 23, 1932

 

Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth BAILEY, aged 81, one of the pioneer residents of Rochesrter, died at her home at 432 E. 9th St., Sunday night following a heart attack.  The body was found by her son-in-law, Stephen PARCEL, shortly after 9 o’clock when he went into the house to      make an investigation as he was returning from downtown when he saw a light burning in         Mrs. Bailey’s bedroom.

Mrs. Bailey had sufferrd with heart trouble for the past year and had had several bad atttacks.  Mr. Parcel because of the light in the home and as it was long past Mrs. Bailey’s hour for retiring thought that perhaps Mrs. Bailey had suffered another heart attack.  His deduction     proved true.  He found Mrs. Bailey’s lifeless body in her bed  The body was still warm    indicating that death had occurred only a few minutes before Mr. Parcel made his       investigation.  There was no sign of a struggle.

Mrs. Bailey had spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Parcel and told her daughter that she felt as well as ever and seemed in unusually good spirits when she returned to her home shortly      after six o’clock.  Her granddaughter Miss Stella Von BAILEY called at her home just before  seven o’clock and prsented her with a cake.  Mrs. Bailey told her granddaugher that she would     cut a portion of the cake before retiring.  An examination which was made after Mrs. Bailey’s  


body was found showed this to be true.  After eating some of the cake Mrs. Bailey had        carefully wrapped the same and placed it away for safe keepig.

The deceased was born on a farm near Kenton, Ohio, on November 9, 1850 and was one of eight children of Jacob and Ann ROTH.  On November 11, 1871 she was married to Elliott BAILEY at Kenton, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey came to this county to reside immediately.    Mrs. Bailey has lived here since that time except for one year which was spent in Culver.  For fifty years Mrs. Bailey had resided in her home on East Ninth St.

Survivors are two sons, Simon K. [BAILEY] and Charles H. [BAILEY] of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Stephen PARCEL, a sister, Mrs. Andrew BORN, of Kenton, Ohio, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchidren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Bailey prceded his wife in death.  He was killed in a runaway accident on June 29, 1908.  A step-son, Stella K. BAILEY, who was reared by Mrs. Bailey, died at his home in this city on November 19, 1923.

Mrs. Bailey was christened in the Methodist Church when a young girl.  The funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Parcel at 467 East Ninth Street, at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  Rev. J. E. WALLENBURG, pastor of the Christia Church, will be in charge.  The burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  The body of Mrs. Bailey has been moved to the home of Mrs. Parcel, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

 

Mrs. Margaret WEIGLE, 23, passed away at her home 301 East 14th street at two o’clock Monday morning.  Death resulted from complication of diseases following an illness of four   months duration.  The deceaased had been a resident of this community throughout her entire    life.

Margaret [BALLENGER], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BALLENGER, was born on a farm near this ciy on March 6th, 1909 and in the year of 1925 she was united in marriage to    John WEIGLE, the ceremony being performed in Rochester.  She is survived by three      daughters, Betty [WEIGLE], Natricia [WEIGLE] ad Joann [WEIGLE]; four [sic] brothers,       Thomas [BALLENGER], Allen [BALLENGER] ad Oliver [BALLENGER, all of Rochester      and a sister, Sarah [BALLENGER], who resides in Warsaw.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. J. STEENBERGEN will be held at the home on Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock.  Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery northeast of Rochester.

 

Mrs. Martha Francis DAWSON, aged 72, passed away at her home four and a half miles northwest of Akron at 5 o’clock a.m. Sunday.  Death resulted from heart trouble from which disease she had been afflicted for the past seven months.  The deceased had been a resident of      the Akron community ever since her childhood and had a wide acquaintance of friends     throughout Fulton County.

Martha Francis [STINSON], daughter of John and Elizabeth STINSON, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on November 25th, 1860.  She moved to Fulton county with her parents    when quite a young child, where she has since resided.  On Oct. 29th, 1878 she was united in marriage to Samuel B. DAWSON, the ceremony being performed in Rochester.  Nine children, seven of whom survive, were born to this union.  Mrs. Dawson was a member of the Athens    U.B. Church.  Surviving are four sons, John [DAWSON] of Akron, Frank [DAWSON], of       near Akron, Dee F. [DAWSON] and J. Paul [DAWSON, both of Logansport, three         daughters, Mrs. Lillian HELTZEL, of Akron, Mrs. Gladys CHAMBERS, of Corvallis, Ore.,    and Mrs. Ruth CARR, of Argos; a sister, Mrs. William KENGLE, of Vinita, Okla.; a        brother. Ed STINSON, of Kansas City, Kans., ad 23 grandchildren.   

Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev.


J. E. LONGENBAUGH officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

 

Mrs. Margaret R. SHOEMAKER, 73, practically a life long resident of Henry township, died at 5:40 Monday mornig at her home five miles northeast of Akron.  Death was due to     sugar diabetes and followed an illness of two weeks.

Margaret [MILLER], daughter of Jerry and Anna MILLER, was born in Ohio on September 23, 1859 and moved to Fulton county when a small child.  On March 11, 1883 she was married to Isaac SHOEMAKER.

Surviving are her husband and twelve children: Clyde [SHOEMAKER] of Warsaw; Ralph [SHOEMAKER], of Boseman, Montana; Carl [SHOEMAKER], Earl [SHOEMAKER] and  Forrest [SHOEMAKER], of Los Angeles, California; Floyd [SHOEMAKER], of Milford;  Russell [SHOEMAKER] and Roy [SHOEMAKER] and Glen [SHOEMAKER] of Cleveland; Lester [SHOEMAKER], of New York; Mrs. Elva KARNS, of South Bend, and Mrs. Edna CHAPMAN, of Los Angeles; one brother, John MILLER, of Silver Lake; 18 grandchildren      and three great-gradchildren.

 

Mrs. Roy JONES, of this city, has received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. H. H. KEEGAN, 74, which occurred Sunday afternoon at her home in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Keegan will be remembered as Miss Ida HAKINS, daughter of George and Abigail HAKINS, and was born and raised on a farm one-half mile west of Macy.  She also was a     former resident of the Akron community.

Surviving are husband and five children:  Ed KEEGAN, of Chandler, Oklahome,    Cosette CARTER and Homer KEEGAN, of Oklahoma City, Ercelle FAIDLEY and Arthur KEEGAN, of Los Angeles, and one sister, Mrs. Victoria STRATTON, of Los Angeles.  The    late Mrs. M. L. PATTERSON, was a sister of the deceased.

 

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Mrs. Corrine THOMPSON, wife of John THOMPSON, which occurred at her home in Indianapolis Saturday after an illness of       one week.  Mrs. Thompson was born in Peru.  Her maiden name was [Corrine] FALK.  The funeral services were held this afternoon at Indianapolis.  Survivors are the husband, two  daughters, mother, three sisters and two brothers.

 

Tuesday, May 24, 1912

 

Mrs. Julia Ellen HOOVER, 69, one of the best known residents of the city, died at nine o’clock Monday evening at her home at 128 West Sixth Street.   Death was due to    complications of diseases and followed an illness of two years.

Julia Ellen [CORBETT], daughter of Andrew J. and Nancy Ann CORBETT, was born on a farm near Royal Center on April 13, 1863.  When  small child she moved with her parents       to Rochester and the remainder of her life was spent here.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Charles C. HOOVER, the ceremony having been performed in Washington, D.C.      Mr. Hoover passed away a few years later.  For a number of years Mrs. Hoover and her sister-    in-law, Miss Trude HOOVER, had lived together in the family home.  She was a member of     the Presbyterian Church and Pythian Sisters.

Surviving are one brother, Bert CORBETT, of Denver, Colorado; two aunts, Mrs. Lydia ELLIOTT, of San Diego, California and Mrs. Ellen THRUSH, of Rochester, and four sisters-     in-law, Miss Trude HOOVER, Mrs. Ida CORBETT, Mrs. Jane HOOVER and Mrs. Margaret     REES.


Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence.  Rev. Harold TURPIN will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. George LOZIER.  Burial will      be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 1932

 

Ernest E. KEPLER, 43 former resident of Fulton County, died at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Chicago.  Death was due to diabetes and followed an illness of only a few hours.

The deceased was the son of Charles and Rachel KEPLER and was born and reared in the Tiosa community.  When a young man he went to Chicago where he has since resided.  At the time of his death he was half owner of the South Park Manor garage in that city.  He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Isabel [KEPLER] and Evelyn [KEPLER], one brother, Fred E. KEPLER, all of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Clyde BALL, of Rochester.

The body was brought to the home of Mrs. Ball, 1224 Jefferson Street, this city, Wednesday afternoon.  Fueral services will be held from the Ball home Thursday morning at      ten o’clock.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Friends in this city were advised ate yestrday of the death of Al ROBERTS, aged 58, plumber of Culver.  Roberts suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday from which he never rallied.     He is survived by his widow and son.

 

Thursday, May 26, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, May 27, 1932

 

Friends here have received word of the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VIRGILS.  The child, who was named Betty Lou [VIRGILS], was born on May 17, and died three days later.  Mrs. Virgils will be remembered here as Miss Camilla LAWS, former teacher           in the Rochester high school.

 

Lon WARE, aged 54, of 519 Webster Street, Huntington, a fireman on the Erie railroad and a former resident of this city, dropped dead this afternoon at 2:20 o’clock while switching     his engine in the local yards.  Death according to Coroner A. E. STINSON was caused by heart trouble.

Ware had just completed his run on the Erie local from Hammond.  His son, Floyd  WARE, and his step-daugher, Mrs. Leo BEEHLER, of this city were at the station to meet     him.

The son had driven here from Huntington for his father so that he could be present tonight when he and his step-sister, Miss Iona HAMLETT, graduated from the Huntington High      School.

Mrs. Beehler was riding on the engine with her step-father when he was seized with the heart attack.  Ware stopped his engine just a moment before he died evindntly sensing that death was near.

Ware’s lifeless body was removed from the cab of his engine and taken into the Erie 


depot.  It was later moved to a local undertaking parlor.  Ware had been in good health and his    death was entirely unexpected.  He had worked all of this week.

Surviving are the widow, seven children and five step-children.  Ware was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen at Huntington and the local post of Spanish-American War Veterans.

He had served with the company which was recruited in this city at the opening of the Spanish-American War.

 

Saturday, May 28, 1932

 

Funeral services for the late Lon WARE, of Huntington, Erie railroad firea who died while on his engine in the Erie yards here Friday afternoon from a heart attac, will be held       from the United Brethren church here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The services will be      in charge of Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. William SERVER, of Huntington.  Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.  Mr. Ware    was born on a farm near Kewanna on Feb. 22, 1880.  He was the son of John and Elizabeth WARE.  For several years he operated the ERIE RESTAURANT in this city.  He entered the   Erie service on Jan. 18, 1910.  The widow, seven children and five step-children survive.

 

Wiliam CORBETT, well known resident of the Argos community where he lived his entire life, died Friday night at a hospital in Chicago.  No details were available Saturday due      to the fact that all of his near relatives were at his bedside when the end came.  The body will      be returned to Argos for funeral services and burial.

 

Tuesday, May 31, 1932

 

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Athens Church of God for Mrs. Emma Rebecca BALLENGER, 63, who died Saturday night at nine o’clock at her    home in Athens.  Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Akron, was in charge and was assisted by    Rev. STEENBERGEN.  Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Emma Rebecca [SHRIVER], daughter of Daniel and Eliza SHRIVER, was born in Stark County, Ohio, on Noveber 20, 1868.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Allen BALLENGER and for many years they had lived in the Athens community.  She was a      member of the Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Harvey [BALLENGER] and Marvin [BALLENGER], and a daughter, Mrs. Luella B. RHODES, all of near Athens.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam FRIEND have received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Hiram COPLEN, which occurred Tuesday morning at her home in Franfort.  Funeral services     will be held Thursday mornig at ten o’clock at the home in Franfort.  Burial will be made in      the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

 

George W. CALLISON, 80, died at 7:30 Monday evening at his home at 1519 South Jefferso street.  Death was due to Bright’s disease and followed an illness of three weeks.

The deceased was born in Warsaw on March 23, 1852.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James O’BLENIS and Mrs. Mary WOODFORD.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the U.B. church.  Rev. I. E. LONGENBAUGH will officiate and burial will be      made in the Claypool cemetery.


Mrs. Gertrude SMITH, age 54, passed away Sunday evening at the Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.  She had been brought there Sunday afternoon from her home in Kewanna.  Mrs.   Smith had been ill but one day suffering from obstruction of the bowels

Gertrude [INGRAM], daughter of Lewis and Gobith INGRAM, was born in Ohio March 23, 1877.  She moved to the Kewanna neighborhood when quite small and has resided in that community all of her life.  On April 29, 1902, she was united in marriage to Elmer SMITH    who preceded her in death two years ago.  She was a member of he A.O.O.G lodge at Bruce    Lake.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Thelma VanMETER of Kewanna, one son, Chester SMITH of Kewanna, four brothers, Mel [INGRAM] and Lee INGRAM of Kewanna and     William [INGRAM] and Elmer [INGRAM] of Lucerne and two sisters, Mrs. Mary THOMAS   and Mrs. William MATTAO [?] of Grass Creek.  Two gradchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Kewanna Christian Church with Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge.  Burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Wednesday, June 1, 1932

 

Mrs. Eliza Anna STEININGER, 68, practically a life-long resident of Fulton County, died at 6:30 Tuesday evening at the home of her son, George Steininger on North Main Street.     Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of several years.

Eliza Anna [BEEHLER, daughter of Geoge and Mary BEEHLER, was born in Richland Township on May 8, 1864 and in 1884 was married to Howard STEININGER.  Her husband    was a minister and served as pastor of many oif the rural churches in the county.

Surviving are five children: Irvin [STEININGER], of Auburn; Forrest [STEININGER]. pf Royal Center; Herman [STEININGER], of Richland Township; George [STEININGER], of Rochester, and Mrs. Charlotte O’DELL, of Butler, Ind.; four brothers, George BEEHLER, of Battle Creek, Michigan; Frank BEEHLER, of Redlands, California; John BEEHLER, of    Harberg, Oklahoma, and Phillip BEEHLER, of Richland Township; one sister, Mrs.       Catherine MOW, of Richland Township and 19 grandchildren.  Her husband and three children preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Grand View Evangelical Church.  Rev. STEENBERGEN will be in charge and burial will be made in the South      Germany cemetery.

 

Funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Thursday morning at the residence for Mrs. Anna May COPLEN, 67, former resident of Rochester, who died Monday at her home in Frankfort.  Following the services the body will be brought to Rochester for burial in the  I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The deceased [Anna May SCHAAF], oldest daughter of Joesph and Mary SCHAAF, was of a family of eight children.  On June 16, 1888 she was married to Hiram E COPLEN.

Surviving are the husband; three sons, Clarence E [COPLEN], of Chicago, Marcus [COPLEN and Howard [COPLEN], of Frankfort; three grandchildren; four [sic] brothers,       Charles SCHAAF, Lima, Ohio, John SCHAAF, Rochester, Marcus SCHAAF, Lansing, Michigan, and one sister, Mrs. J. Bennett LOWE, Brook, Ind., and other relatives.

 

Roy BOWEN, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem BOWEN, former residents of the Akron and Gilead communities, died Wednesday morning at his home in Plymouth.  Death was due to  quincy and followed an illness of only a few days.


Thursday, June 2, 1932

 

Alvin Clarence BURNS, aged 74, passed away at his home in Akron Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock after an illness of over seven years duration.  Death resulted from     paralysis and accompanyig diseases inherent with advanced years.  The deceased had been a   resident of Henry township throughout his entire life with the exception of a few years.

Alvin Clarence, son of George and Nancy BURNS, was born on a farm west of Akron on May 2, 1858.  In March of the year 1881 he was united in marriage to Sarah WHITCOMB.     Until ill health prevented, Mr. Burns followed the trade of a decorator and painter throughout      the eastern part of the county where he had a wide acquaintance of friends.  Survivors are the widow, a son, Carl BURNS, of Chicago, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Akron Saints Church.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at      Akron.

 

Funeral services for Roy E. BOWEN, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem BOWEN, who died Wednesday morning at his home in Plymouth, will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at    the United Brethren Church in Plymouth.  Rev. PRICE of Donaldson will be in charge and      will be assisted by Rev. GROVE, of Plymouth.  Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, former residents of the Akron and Gilead communities, moved from Donaldson to Plymouth a short time ago.

 

L. C. WARING, who died sometime Wednesday at his home in Decatur, was the owner  of The ROCHESTER GLOVE FACTORY, an insttution which was very active in this city       at one time.  The factory was brought here through the activity of Rochester business men and developed into a prosperous bueiness employing at one time one hundred girls and women.        The building located just adjacet to The News-Sentinel plant was purchased by the Rochester business men and later deeded to Waring after it had operated for a number of years.

In the last few years the canvas glove business declined gradually and finaly resulted in  the factory being closed.  While machinery and equipment still remains, the building has been unoccupied since.  Efforts to purchase or lease the building in recent years failed as Mr. Waring wished to sell the property with all its equipment and would listen to no other proposition.      Just what will be done with the property now is not known here.

Decatur, June 2  -  Death came unexpectedly yesterday morning to Lawrence C.  WARING, one of the city’s most prominent and favoorably known business men.  Mr. Waring was founder of the WARING GLOVE COMPANY in this city, a business which he recently     sold.  He was 71 years of age.

Mr. Waring, a bachelor, lived alone at First and Monroe Streets.  His body was found in the bathroom of his home about 1 p.m., when two friends began a search after Mr. Waring           had failed to make his usual business calls.

Coroner J. C. GRANDSTAFF in his verdict said that death was due to a stroke of apoplexy and that Mr. Waring had been dead from 6 to 8 hours when found.

Mr. Waring was born at Greenville, O., in 1861.  He spent his boyhood in Mississippi, where at the time of his death he owned a 1000 acre plantation.  He came to this part of Indiana at the age of 15 and for many years was employed by the Cloverleaf railroad, holding           positions in Bluffton, Fort Wayne, Hartford City and Marion.  He established the Waring      Glove company here in 1903.  He had various business interests in Fort Wayne and was at one time a director of the First National Bank

He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Blue lodge and the Knights


Templar at Bluffton, the Scottish Rite and Mystic Shrine at Indianapolis and the Knights of Pythias in Decatur.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church at Fort Wayne.

A brother, William WARING, and a niece, Mrs. W. D. SANDERS, reside at Columbus, Miss.  Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from them.

 

Friday, June 3, 1932

 

Mrs. Laura LEAP, 77, four miles west of Kewanna, died Thursday morning at 8:25 at the home of her son, Scott Pennington, in Indianapolis, death being due to complications of    diseases.  She had been in ill health for the past three yers but her condition had only been regarded as serious the past three months.  For several weeks she had been cared for in the                  home of her son

Laura [SMITH], daughter of Eli and Patsy SMITH, was born on September 10, 1854 in Boone County.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to B PENNINGTON, who       passed away 35 years ago.  In September 1912 she was married to W. B. LEAP and since that  time had lived on a farm west of Kewanna.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Roscoe PENNINGTON, of San Francisco, California, and Scott PENNINGTON, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Timothy SMITH, of   Miami, Florida, H. SMITH of North Salem and a sister, Mrs. George SCHMITE, of North Salem; six step-children, Mrs. Dolly DULL, of Monroe, Michigan, Mrs. Ray KILE, of South Bend, Mrs. George McDANIEL, of Advance, Mrs. Ada KENEY, of Kewanna, Norman LEAP,    at home, and Oral LEAP, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the son in California.

 

Fred O. DYER, aged 51, for several years a prosperous insurance agent of Logansport, was found dead in his car near Shoals, Ind., late Thursday afternoon under circumstances   indicating that he had committed suicide by the use of opiates.  It is believed that he had taken strychnine to commit suicide.

Dyer left his home in Logansport three weeks ago for the southern part of the state where both he and Mrs. Dyer have relatives.  Despondency over charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor girl which had been filed against him in the Cass county circuit court sometime ago are believed to have been the cause for the suicide.

Dyer was well known in this city.  Last spring he engaged in alleged fight with Richard HITSCHEW, aged 80, at his boat landing on the east side of Lake Manitou.  In this scuffle Hitschew received injuries which caused him to undergo an operation for the removal of one eyeball.  The sight in the other eye is greatly impaired.

Dyer was placed on trial here in October after he had spent several months in jail for failure to appear here at the first time his trial was set down.  He was found guilty by a jury on      a charge of assault and battery.  Dyer was give a fine.  Hitschew has a $10,000 damage suit on  file in Cass county against Dyer because of the injuries which he received in the scuffle at the   lake here.

Dyer’s body was discovered by a farmer of near Shoals.  The farmer had passed Dyer’s Chevrolet car parked at the side of the road about 5 o’clock Thursday morning as he was on       his way to spend the day fishing on East White River.  When he retured that evening from his fishing trip the car was still parked at the side of the road.

This aroused the farmer’s curiosity.  He got out of his machine and made an investigation.  It was then that he found Dyer’s lifeless body in the back seat of his car, covered


with a blanket.  Dyer had removed his shoes, vest and coat which were lyig in the front seat.  A      mason jar with a small amount of what appered to be water was on the floor of the machine.  There was no poison bottle that officers could find.

Two notes were found on Dyer’s clothig  One was addressed to his wife and the other to   his son, Fred [DYER] Jr.  The note to his wife, Dyer gave an indication as to why he had  committed suicide when he stated that the criminal case on file against him at Logansport,                                                               because of his alleged intimacies with a minor girl was a frame up and that there was no use       to stand trial.  He also ssid his mind had been affected by worry over the case.

Dyer in his note to his wife which was of some length told her where he had been recently.  He asked that he be buried in the cemetery at Shoals, beside the body of their       daughter, who was killed several years ago in an automobile accident at Champaign, Ill.  Dyer  also pointed out in his letter the suit of clothes in which he wished to be buried.  The note to    the son was a personal one, the message of a father to a son.

The body was moved to an undertaking parlor in Logansport where it was prepared for burial.  The coroner of Martin county will hold his inquest Saturday.  Indications pointed that    the body had been laying in the car for several days.  Mrs Dyer and son, Fred, Jr., as soon as      they received word yesterday of the death of Mr Dyer, left Logansport for Shoals, in an automobile.  Besides the widow and son, Dyer is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary DYER,  of Berwyn, Illinois

 

Saturday, June 4, 1932

 

Rochester friends today received word of the death of Howard Angus MERRICK, 44, which occurred last Friday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Meade MERRICK, of Glendora,  Calif.  Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon and burial was in the Glendora    cemetery.

Mr. Merrick was born in Rochester on April 10th, 1888 and received his early education in the local schools, later removing to California with his parents.  The deceased’s father,       Meade MERRICK, preceded him in death just three months ago.  He is survived by his       mother, his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Nadine KERR, and a sister, Mrs. Fay BUCHANAN.

 

Funeral services for Richard TEA, 86, Civil WAr veteran and former resident of the Argos and Tippecanoe communities, were held Saturday morning at the Summit Chapel east of Tippecanoe.  Burial was made in an adjoining cemetery. Mr. Tea died Tuesday at the Soldiers Home in Danville, Ill., where he had been since 1908.  A son in California is the only             surviving relative.

 

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’cock from the undertaking parlor at Loogootee, Ind., for Fred O. DYER, 51, well known Logansport insurance agent, who     Thursday ended his life near Shoals.  Rev. O. M. KILLION, Loogootee Methodist minister had charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Mt. Union cemetery, three miles northeast of Loogootee.  A number of Logansport friends of Mr. Dyer and the family, attended the services.  Coroner Michael DODSON, of Martin county, who yesterday morning conducted an inquest     into the death, reported at once that his verdict would be death by strychnine poisoning taken      with suicidal intent.  A bottle still containing a quantity of strychnine was found in the seat of Dyer’s car.
Monday, June 6, 1932

 

Ivan COFFIN, aged 80, of Akron passed away at Woodlawn hospial Saturday evening, at 9 o’clock from injuries received when he was struck by an auto driver by Robert FLOHR,      seven o’clock that evening at a point one mile east of Akron.  Mr. Coffin, who is a truck      farmer, suffered a factured skull, a broken back and mangled arms and legs.  He passed away without regaining consciousness.

According to details of the tragic accident given by Claude HOFFMAN, a neighbor of the victim, Hoffman and Coffin had been doing their trading in Akron and left that town in   Hoffman’s auto just a few moments before seven o’clock for their farm homes which lie a      short distance east of Akron.

When they arrived at the first road which turns north Hoffman pulled his car to the south side of the road and Coffin climbed out of the machine, gathered up his bundles and started to  cross the highway to walk northward to his home, a short distance away.  Just at this time a Chevrolet sedan driven by Robert FLOHR, who was accompanied by his cousin, Earl FLOHR, was approaching from the east at a fair rate of speed and although warnings were sounded by Hoffman and Flohr, Mr. Coffin continued northward without looking in the direction of the oncoming auto.  Flohr in a frantic effort to avoid hitting the man veered his car into the ditch    but just as he did so Coffin walked directly into the left front end of the machine with struck      his body with a terrific impact.

The injured man was immediately taken into Akron where an ambulance was secured and he was removed to Woodlawn hospital, where his injuries were found to be of such serious    nature that all efforts of the attending surgeons to save his life proved futile and he passed       away shortly after nine o’clock. Eye witnesses of the accident state that Flohr did everything       in his power to prevent striking the farmer and it is believed he will be exonerated of blame.

Ivan, son of Loren J. and Catherine COFFIN, was born in the Bethel church neighborhood, 4 miles northeast of Akron on January 20th, 1882.  He had been a resident of  Henry Township throughout his entire life.  Upon the death of his parents he settled on a small truck farm, located a mile and a quarter northeast of Akron where he lived alone, following the occupation of farming.  The deceased was a member of the Log Bethel Church of God.     Survivors are a brother, Daniel COFFIN, of North Wenatchee, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Odessa PERRY, of Silver Lake and Mrs. Jacob EBER of near Akron.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Victor YEAGER were held Monday afternoon, two o’clock at the Log Bethel church.  Burial was made in an adjacent cemetery.

 

Mrs. Mary WALTERS BOWERSOX, 79, died at eleven o’clock Saturday evening at her home three miles south of Leiters Ford.  Death was due to complications of diseases and    followed an illness of several years.

The deceased was born on December 5, 1852 in Pennsylvania and moved with her parents to Leiters Ford when a small child.  Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Jefferson BOWERSOX, who passed away ten years ago.  She was a member of the Saints Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Martha POORMAN, of Rochester, Mrs. Ida BRUGH, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and two sons, Roy BOWERSOX, of Leiters Ford and Frank [BOWERSOX] of Ora.  Another son, William BOWERSOX, died several years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church.  Rev. STRANG, of Laketon, will be in charge and burial wil be made in the Leiters   Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Lily SMOTHERS BROWN, 40, of South Bend, will be buried Tuesday afternoon at the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery, following services in South Bend at one o’clock central standard time.  The deceased died Sunday foillowing an illness of complications of diseases.

 

William LOUDEN, aged 70, who lived at Rutland a mile west of Hibbard, was buried Sunday afternoon in the Poplar Grove Cemetery one and one-half miles northeast of Lake Maxinkuckee in a casket which he made for himself 10 years ago  Louden hewed the casket     from a black walnut log whch he cut from a tree in the woods on his farm.  Louden who was         a farmer and painter dressed the walnut and placed the handles and corners on the casket.  His     daughter Ruth STEVENS of Hammond lined the casket for him.  Its probable cost               would have been $700.  During the past ten years Louden has kept the casket in his home     where he often displayed it to visitors.  He cared for the walnut regularly.  Louden died Friday following a short illness caused by Bright’s disease.  Survivors are the widow, two daughters      and a son.  A number of people residing in the northwest part of Fulton county attended the      Louden funeral services.

 

Tuesday, June 7, 1932

 

Mrs. Harley WYNN, 39, passed away at her home in Kewana at 2:45 o’clock Monday afternoon following an illness of four weeks duration.  Death resulted from a complication of diseases, followig a major operation.  Mrs. Wynn had been a resident of the Kewanna       neighorhood for the past twenty years.

Edna A. [MARTIN], daugher of Thomas and Epsiban E. MARTIN, was born at Brook, Ind., on March 17, 1893.  On November 28th, 1914, she was united in marriage to Harley WYNN, the ceremony being performed at Kentland, Ind.  Mrs. Wynn was a member of the Kewanna Christian Church.  Survivors are the husband, five sons and three daughters, all at    home, four brothers, Ernest [MARTIN], Claudius [MARTIN] and Charles MARTIN, all of  Brook, Ind., Andrew MARTIN of Danville, Ill., and three sisters, Lilly HANCHER of  Valparaiso, Mrs. Rosie DEAN, of Urbana, Ind., and Mrs. William KOCH, of Kewanna.

Funeral arrangements were not available at the time this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

 

Rochester friends of Mrs. Perry BLACKBURN received news of her death which oiccurred at her home in Huntington Monday evening.  Mrs. Blackburn was engaged in duties about the  yard at her home when she became ill and went into her home where she passed away in a very  few moments.  Death was due to heart trouble.

The deceased resided on a farm between Athens and Akron for a number of years and about 15 years ago was a resident of Rocheter where her husband ws employed by the Erie R.R.       Mrs. Blackburn was formerly Miss Grace DAUGHERTY.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters and two sons.  Funeral arrangements were not given in the brief message which        was sent to this city.

 

Mrs. George VanBLARICON, 70, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday morning at three o’clock at her home on Ninth Street in Peru.  Death was due to heart trouble.

The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William ARVEN.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Henry VanBLARICON, of California; one daughter, Mrs. Vant MAHONEY,     of Peru, and a nephew, Orval ARVEN, of Liberty Township.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.


Peru, June 7. -  Mrs. Minnie JONES, 45, widow of the late Samuel JONES, of Denver, was found dead at her home at 11 o’clock Monday morning her body suspended from a transom, in an apparently suicidal attempt.  Ill health and despondency over the recent death of her husband is blamed for the action.

A clothes line fastened to the door knob and thrown over the transom had been used for the deed.  The body was found by Mrs. Al MAUS, a neighbor, who investigated when she     failed to receive a response to a call.  Mrs Jones had resided alone since the death of her      husbend in February.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Martin JONES of near Tweve Mile.

The funeral will be conducted from the Church of the Brethren in Mexico, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and burial will take place in the Green Lawn cemetery.

 

Wednesday, June 8, 1932

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Perry BLACKBURN, who died suddenly at her home in Huntington Monday evening, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the residence,   333 East Randolph Street in Huntington.  The deceased was a former resident of Fulton      county.

 

Mrs. Sarah HISSONG, 80, died at two o’clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Allertin, one mile east of Lake Maxinkuckee.  Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of only an hour.

The deceased was born on a farm near Lake Maxinkuckee on February 28, 1852 and all of her life had been spent in that community.  Her husband, Samuel HISSONG, died in 1894.      She was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Bertha ALLERTIN, and Harry HISSONG, of Lake Maxinkuckee, and Mrs. Daisy SOUTH, of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Flora MILES, of   Cabool, Missouri, and two brothers, Dan MARKS, of Culver, and George MARKS, of Plymouth.  Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

Thursday, June 9, 1932

 

Robert RANNELS, former well known business man of Rochester, dropped dead  suddenly at his home in South Bend about two o’clock Thursday afternoon.  He was 51 years      of age.  While it was known he had been sufferig from a heart ailment his health had been        good generally and his unexpected death came as a shock to his friends and relatives.  During       the morning he had said he felt unusually well.

He was in business in Rochester for many years having grown to manhood in this community.  He was the owner of what is now the Ross Book Store and afterwards he was in    the sales department of The Rochester Bridge Company.  Since then he had been empoyed in Chicago and South Bend.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna RANNELLS, a son John [RANNELLS] of Chicago, a daughter, Mrs. Tad BROWN, his mother, Mrs. John BARR, a sister, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, a step-sister, Mrs. Harry PAGE, two step-brothers, Earl BARR and Guy BARR,      all of Rochester and two step-daughters of South Bend.

Funeral arrangements and other details will be given in Friday’s issue of this newspaper.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah HISSONG, who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha ALLERTIN, near Lake Maxinkuckee, will be held Friday afternoon at     two o’clock at the Poplar Grove [church].  Rev. WOOTEN will be in charge and burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

 

Isaac R. KALEY, 81, retired farmer, died at eleven o’clock Wednesday evening at the  home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard FRY, near Delong.  Death was due to heart trouble and pneumonia and foillowed a three weeks illness.

The deceased was born near Culver on August 20, 1850 the son of Reuben and Mary KALEY and was one of a family of ten children.  All of his life had been spent in the       community between Delong and Culver.  In 1871 he was married to Catherine ZECHIEL, who died four years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clara FRY near Delong, Mrs. Ida AMSTUTZ, of Mishawaka, and Miss Pearl KALEY, of Newcastle; one son, Simon KALEY, near Delong;      five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah MEYERS, near       Culver; one half-sister, Mrs. John MARSHALL, of Devils Lake, Wisconsin; four half-    brothers,  Thomas KALEY, of Knnsas, Joseph KALEY, St. Joseph, Michigan, John KALEY,  Bass Lake and Samuel KALEY, near Culver.

Funeral services will be held Saurday afternoon at two o’clock at the Zion church near Culver, with Rev. D. A. KALEY, of South Bend, a cousin of the deceased, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery.

 

Friends and relatives at Leiters Ford have received word of the death of Miss Louise     RICE, 18-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. William RICE, of Blue Island, Illinois.  The girl    was well known in Leiters Ford where she had often visited.  Her mother was formerly Betty BRUGH, of Leiters Ford.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in Blue Island and burial will be made there.

 

Mrs. Marie Louise FLYNN, 74, former resident of Rochester, died at 11:30 Thursday morning at her home 107 East Jackson Street, Plymouth, following a six weeks illness.         Death was due to asthma and complications.

Marie Louise [RICHTER], daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank RICHTER, was born in Fulton County on January fifth, 1858.  I 1876 was married to John Nelson FLYNN, who passed away April first, 1930.  All of Mrs. Flynn’s life had been spent in Fulton County with            the exception of the past 11 years during which time she had lived in Plymouth.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one son, Clarence [FLYNN], of Plymouth, a granddaughter, Barbara [FLYNN], also of Plymouth; two brothers, A T RICHTER, of Plymouth and Fred W.   RICHTER, of Niles, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. GLASS, of Detroit, and Mrs. Charles R. SMITH, of Huntington.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at three o’clock at the Bunell Funeral home in Plymouth.  Rev. F. E. KLINE will be in charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F.     cemetery in Rochester.  The body will lie in state at the Bunnell funeral home until the hour of   the funeral.
Friday, June 10, 1932

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy A. CONNOR, aged 70, of Macy will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Earl LOWE east of Macy at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon and  burial will take place in the cemetery at Chili.  Mrs. Connor died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lowe, Wednesday night after a lingering illness.  She was the widow of the late LeRoy CONNOR.  Survivors include two children, Mrs. LOWE and Mrs. Lon LUCKENBILL, of  Akron, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services for Robert RANNELLS, who died suddenly at his home in South Bend Thursday afternoon, will be held at the A. L. DENISTON home, 1310 South Main Street, on Saturday morning, 10:30 o’clock.  Rev. Harold TURPIN, of the Presbyterian church will  officiate.  Burial will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

Saturday, June 11, 1932

 

Betty MAHLER, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie MAHLER eight miles north of Leiters Ford, died late Friday afternoon.  Death was due to rheumatic fever and a spnial abcess.  The child had been ill for the past two and one-half weeks.

Surviving are her parents, a brother and a sister.  The brother is just recovering from a serious illness.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Poplar   Grove church and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

 

Samuel HEETER late yesterday rceived a telegram stating that his brother, James HEETER, aged 61, of St. Louis, Mo., had been killed in an accident in that city earlier in the   day.  No details as to how the accident occurred were contained in the telegram.  As the deceased was a railroad worker, it is thought he may have been killed while following his occupation.  William Heeter, another brother of the dead man, who lives near Delong, has left for St.       Louis.  James Heeter was born on a farm in Aubbeenaubbee township and was a son of Levi     and Susannah HEETER.  He has resided in St. Louis for the past 12 years.  Survivors are the widow, ten children, two brothers, Samuel [HEETER] and William HEETER, and a sister,     Mrs. Addie PENDLETON, of near Delong.  Burial will be made in St. Louis.

 

Monday, June 13, 1932

 

Mrs. W. C. ZARING, who resided at Twenty-third Street and College Avenue in Indianapolis, died very suddenly Saturday night from a heart attack.  She had suffered with heart trouble for several years.  The deceased was the mother of E. Cooper ZARING.  She had often visited in this city.  Mrs. E. C. Zaring was visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P.     TRUE at the time of her mother-in-law’s death.  She left immediately for Indianapolis.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 1932

 

Mrs. Earle A. MILLER and Mrs. Frank KUMLER, received word Monday of the death of their brother, Norman E. BRADY, 62, of Waukegan, Illinois.  Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Kumler     had been with their brother last week, returning home Saturday evening.  Another sister, Mrs.     Paul S. EMRICK of Lafayette, Ind., was with him when the end came

Mr. Brady formerly lived in this county, but moved to Waukegan 40 years ago.


Wednesday, June 15, 1932

 

William SCOTT, aged 35, of this city, died at 12:45 p.m. today in a hospital at Wabash from injuries which he received in an auto accident near that city at 9 o’clock last night.  Death was due to a fractured skull and loss of blood, the coroner of Wabash county who held his inquest this afternoon, announced.

Scott received his injuries when a Ford coupe which he was driving sideswiped a large truck owned by Ben HENRY and Harry BANKER, of Portland.  Ralph CONYERS, of     Portland, was the driver of the truck  The owners of the vehice were with him at the time the crash occurred.

Scott was enroute to Marion accompanied by his wife while the truck was beng driven to Logansport for a load of merchandise when the crash occurred.  While it has not been       determined just what caused the accident, it is believed that Scott either fell asleep or that a tire      on the left front wheel blew out, thus leaving the car unmanageable.  A left front tire on the Scott car was deflated, it was found this morning when the car was examined.

The tragedy which caused Scott’s fatal injuries occurred on a curve in State Road [US] 24, a mile west of Wabash.  Scott was moved to the Wabash hospital in an ambulance.  It was found that his left arm was crushed so badly that it was necessary to amputate the member           midway between the elbow and shoulder.  Scott also suffered a fracure of the skull above the      left temple and many bad bruises.

It is believed Scott received the injuries to his arm because he was resting the same on the left door after he had lowered the glass.  From the first, hospital attaches despaired of saving      the life of the injured man because he had lost so much blood between the time the accident  occurred and the time he was brought to the hospital.

Scott was conscious throughout the morning or until within an hour of the time of his death.  He made a statement at the hospital this morning in which he stated that he was to     blame for the accident in which he was injured.  Wabash officers who made an investigation of   the crash exonerated the driver of the truck from any responsibility for the accident.

Mrs. Scott received only a few minor cuts and bruises in the accident.  The Ford coupe in which Mr. and Mrs Scott were riding was practically demolished.  The left side of the car was crushed so badly that evan a portion of the engine was crumpled as though it were an eggshell.

The deceased was born in this city where he attended the public schools.  After he finished his schooling Scott was employed in restaurants both here and in Logansport  During the last     few years he has been engaged in the advertising game  He was a World War veteran.

The body will be returned to this city for burial.  Survivors are the widow and the mother, Mrs. Martha BLINN, of this city  As the members of Mr. Scott’s family were in Wabash it was impossible to obtain an obituary.  He had been living in an apartment in the Chamberlain building on East Eighth street.

 

Thursday, June 16, 1932

 

Funeral services for William J. SCOTT, who passed away in the Wabash city hospital yesterday as a result of injuries received in an auto-truck crash which occurred near that city Wednesday evening, will be held at the Zimmerman Bros funeral home, Friday afternoon at 2 o’cock.  Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON will have charge of the services.

The deceased, who was the son of Marion and Martha SCOTT, was born on a farm near Athens, on February 10th, 1897.  Practically all of his life had been spent in Rochester and immediate vicinity, where he was employed as an electrical appliances salesman by several      


local business men.  On November 17th, 1930 he was united in marriage to Emma GULLEY,   the ceremony being performed in this city.  Survivors are the widow and his mother, Mrs.   Martha SCOTT.

The Leroy Shelton Post of the American Legion will be in charge of the funeral rites.  Mr. Scott was a World War veteran and a member of the local Legion post.  Burial will be     made in the I.O.O.F.  cemetery.

 

Friday, June 17, 1932

 

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Saturday, June 18, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 20, 1932

 

Mrs. Lydia Ann ABBOTT, 82, well-known resident of Fulton, died at nine o’clock  Sunday evening at the home of her son, William Abbott, on North Main Street in Fulton.    Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of only one day.

The deceased [Lydia Ann ULCH], was born on October 22, 1850 in Ohio the daughter of George and Elizabeth ULCH.  Forty-seven years ago she was married to Francis ABBOTT,      who died January 20, 1928.  She was a member of the Futon United Brethren Church.

Surviving are one son, William ABBOTT, of Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Olive FISHER, of Delong, and Mrs. Mary SHAFER, of Marion; four step-children, 15       grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Fulton United Brethren church  Rev. H. W. FRANKLIN will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. Ralph NIBARGER.  Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

John MAHONEY, 89, retired farmer of Newcastle Township, died Sunday morning at 8:30 at the home of his son, William Mahoney, northest of Rochester.  Mr. Mahoney had      only been ill since Thursday and death was due to a stroke of paralysis.

John, son of Dennis and Mary MAHONEY, was born in Cork, Ireland in 1844 and came to this country when ony eight years old  For a number of years Mr. Mahoney farmed in   Newcastle township, later retiring and moving to Mentone.  Following the death of his wife      four years ago he had made his home with his son.

Surviving are the one son, William [MAHONEY], two grandchildren, Mrs. Minerva EVERSOLE, of Tippecanoe, and Dennis MAHONEY of Emporia, Kansas and one great- grandchild, James MAHONEY, Jr.

Funerl services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Tippecanoe Church.

 

Mrs. Julia CLARK, aged 75, died at the home of her daugher, Mrs. O. P. Cornell, 609 Indiana Avenue, at 8 o’clock Sunday morning  Death was due to hardening of the arteries and followed an illness of fifteen weeks duration.  The deceased was born at Reading, Penn., on November 10, 1856  She was the daughter of Christian and Katherine MILLER.  Mrs. Clark, who was the widow of Charles CLARK, has been a resident of this city for the past fourteen        years.  For many years she resided in Fort Wayne.  Mrs. Clark was a lifelong member of the


Lutheran Church  Survivors ar two sons, Frank C. RUTAN of Rocheter and Charles          SMITH of Fort Wayne, two daughters, Mrs. George REAM and Mrs. O. P. CORNELL, two sisters and two brothers.  Mrs. Amanda LANE of this city is a sister.  Funeral services will be conducted from the home of Mrs. Cornell at 2:30 p.m Tuesday with the Rev. W. J.      SCHROER pastor of the Luthern Church in charge.  Interment will be made at the Citizens Cemetery.

 

Hammond, Ind., June 30 (U.P.) -  Mr. and Mrs. DeLon SHOBE of Hammond, were killed instantly today when Shobe drove his auto into the path of a Chicago-bound Monon passenger train at a crossing near Dyer.

The couple went after milk for the youngest of their theee children each morning and often took the children with them.  They were left at home today.

Shobe drove onto the tracks fom a gravel side road, apparently not seeing the    approaching Monon train. The automobile was reduced to wreckage and hurled 100 feet.  The Shobes were killed outright.

The family formerly lived in Fulton County.

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The victims of the early morning tragedy are well known in this city and Akron where they have a number of relatives.  The husband, who is the son of Dan SHOBE, was born on a  farm near Athens and spent his boyhood days in the vicinity of Akron and Athens.  Mrs.       Shobe, nee Valura ENGLE, of Akron, is survived by her father, John ENGLE of Beaver Dam,  two sisters, Mrs. Ralph DAY and Mrs Fred STEFFEY, both of Akron, and a broher Jack    ENGLE, of Warsaw.

Mrs. Shobe’s father and brother, Jack, of Warsaw departed early today for Hammond after receiving word of the accident.

Herb [SHOBE] and Sam SHOBE, of this city, who are cosins of DeLon Shobe, stated that there were three small children, the eldest nine and the youngest a baby of a year             made orphans by the accident.

Up until press time today no word had been received by local relatives concerning funeral arrangemets.

 

Tuesday, June 21, 1932

 

Funeral services for Jmes Henry BRUCE, 74, who died Sunday at his hoime near Winamac, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church near Lake Bruce.  Burial was  made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.  The deceased had spent all of his life in the Winamac and    Bruce Lake communities  Surviving are one son, James BRUCE and a broher, Charles     [BRUCE], all of Kewanna.

 

The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. DeLon SHOBE of Hammond, who were instantly killed Monday morning when Mr Shoe drove his automobile into the path of a Chicago bound     Monon passenger train at a crossing near Dyer, will be brought to the home of Mrs. Shobe’s father, John ENGLE, in Beaver Dam, Wednesday afernoon.  They will lie in state at he Engle home until ten o’clock Thursday morning when funeral services will be held at the Beaver        Dam Church.  Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

DeLon Shobe is the son of Dan SHOBE, former resident of Fulton County, and is a nephew of John [SHOBE], Herb [SHOBE] and Sam SHOBE, of Rocheser  Mrs. Shobe, before her marriage was Miss Valura ENGLE, former resident of Akron and Beaver Dam


A number of Rochester relatives and friends will attend the funeral services

 

Wesnesday, June 22, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 23, 1932

 

Wesley ZECHIEL, today attended the funeral of his brother Jacob [ZECHIEL], who died at Culver Tuesday.  Burial was made in the Culver Cemetery.  The deceased who was 86 years of age was well known in this city.

 

Friday, June 24, 1932

 

Mrs. Carl WARNKE, aged 37, of Logansport, died in a hospital at Logansport yesterday following an opertion.  It was the fifth opertion Mrs. Wrnke submitted to in the last two years.  Mr. and Mrs. Warnke for sevral years operated a barbeque stand at the Fulton-Cass county line on Road 25.

 

Saturday, June 25, 1932

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 27, 1932

 

Mrs. Hugh A. BARNHART, of this city, has received word of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah ANSPAUGH, which occurred at her home in Eaton, Ohio.  The   deceased was 102 years of age.  Mrs. Barnhart is confined to her home with a sprained ankle and will be unable to attend the funeral services.

 

Mrs. Charles LISTON died Sunday afternoon at three o’cock at her home in Wapecong.  The deceased ws a sister-in-law of Mrs. James LISTON of this city.  Funeral services will be     held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home.

 

Silver Lake, June 27. -  Injuries received when thrown from the back of a mule caused the death Saurday of Gerald SHEWMAN, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray SHEWMAN, at the family home four miles southwest of here  The animal kicked the child in the head after he had fallen     to the ground   The lad died a few hours after being injured, death being due to a fractured skull.

Gerald, his brother, Russell [SHEWMAN], 10, and their father had hitched the mule and were going with it to the fields.  Gerald had got on its back for the ride when the animal reared   and threw him.

The child was carried into the house and Dr. W. C. HOSMAN of Akron was called, but medical attention failed to save his life.

Surviving besides the parents and brother are three sisters, Ruth [SHEWMAN], Esther [SHEWMAN] and Edith [SHEWMAN].

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Methodist church in Akron, Rev. E. H. KENNEDY officiating.  Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
Tuesday, June 28, 1932

 

Dr. Francis A. SCHOAF, aged 77, prominent physician and citizen of Kokomo for the past twent years died yesterday afteroon at his cogttage, the “Kickapoo” on the east shore of     Lake Manitou, following a two week’s illness  The death was attributed to heart trouble.  Dr. Schoaf had been in ill health for the past two years.

The deceased was the father-in-law of Fred S PURNELL of Attica representative in Congress from the Ninth District.  Dr. Schoaf passed away as his wife was getting him a glass of water which he had requested.  The body was brought to this city to a local undetaking parlor  It was later moved to Kokomo.

Dr. Schoaf who had been a summer residet of Lake Manitou for a number of years was born in Wallace, Ind., September 17, 1855, and was graduated from Wabash college.  He      married Rebecca INLOW in 1881 and began the practice of medicine in Yeddo, Ind.  His first   wife, who was the mother of Mrs Purnell, was killed in a railroad accident at Hillsboro, 22     years ago.

On October 7, 1911, he married Lucille McCARTY, Kokomo, who survives.  Other survivors include a daughter, Jane SCHOAF, 20, a son, Bus SCHOAF, 14; a brother, D. C. SCHOAF of Wallace, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh McCREARY of Kingman.  A brother, Edgar [SCHOAF], died three weeks ago.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but burial will be in Veedersburg.

 

Mrs. John LOWE, 75, prominent resident of Akron, died at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tim BAKER, 1118 Main Street in Rochester.  Death followed an illness of several months duration.

Mrs. Lowe, whose maiden name of Salome LONGENECKER, was born in Miami County on January 20th, 1857.  Her marriage to John LOWE occurred on October second,      1878.  She was a member of the Akron Methodist Church and a charter member of the Gilead Chapter Number 246, Order of Eastern Star, later transferring her membership to the Akron chapter.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Ross LOWE, of Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Marie BAKER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Nina STUCKER, of Akron; four grandchildren, Velma [LOWE], Dean [LOWE] and Tim LOWE, of Logansport, and Jack STUCKER, of Akron.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the resdence in Akron.  Rev. Clyde MILLER will be in charge and burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.  Mrs. Lowe    was removed to her home in Akron Tuesday morning where she will lie in state until the hour      of the service.

 

Wednesday, June 29, 1932

 

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Mrs. Cornelius WELCH, aged 79, former resident of this city which occurred in her home in Long Beach, Cal., last Friday.       Death was caused by a complication of diseases.  She had been ill since Christmas.  Mrs.     Welsh was bor in Mansfield, Ohio and was the daugher of the late Isiah and Huldah       WALKER.  When quite young her parents moved to this county.  The Walker family home     was on the site of the present Carnegie Library.  Fifty-nine years ago she was married to Mr. Welch.  They lived here until 1905 when they moved to Glendora, Cal., and later to Long     Beach.  Mr. and Mrs. Welch have visited here several times since they moved to California to    make their home.  Mrs. Welch was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star


Lodge of this city.  Survivors are the husband, daughter, Mrs Margaret BURNSIDES who      lived with her parents, son Marion [WELCH] of Glendora, Cal., sister Mrs. Sam TERRY of Almeda, Cal., and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday at the home in Long Beach followed by burial in Englewood Cemetery at Long Beach.

 

William C. KERN, age 73, passed away at the home of his nephew, George HOTT, at Leiters Ford Tuesday moring.  Mr. Kern suffered a heart attack and died shorty afterward.

William, son of Casper and Elizabeth KERN was born in Indianapolis October 25, 1858 and had been a resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood for the past two years, coming here     from Indianapolis to make his home with his nephew.  He was a retired painter and decorator.

Surviving are one sister of London, England and a nephew, George KERN of   Indianapolis.  Gus HABICK, a close friend of the family and George HOTT both of Leiters      Ford visited with Mr. Kern’s sister in London, England three years ago when they were       abroad.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Luckenbill Chapel in Leiters Ford with Rev. L. P. GREEN officiating.  Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

John C. LUEY, 76, well known farmer residing in Wayne township on the Cass-Fulton county line north of Lucerne, died at his home yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock following a sickness of a few days.

Luey had undergone a minor operation about two weeks ago and was recovering when he suffered a hemorrhage from which he failed to rally.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah LUEY; two sons, Russell [LUEY] at home, and Walter [LUEY] of Grand Mound, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary VanMETER, South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Edna STINEMETZ, city; four grandchildren, Roy [STINEMETZ] and Harry STINEMETZ and Robert [LUEY] and Charles LUEY.

Funeral services are to be conducted from the home Thursday at 2 o’clock and from the Indian Creek Christian church at 2:30 o’clock.  Burial will take place in Indian Creek cemetery.

 

Thursday, June 30, 1932

 

An error was made in Wednesday’s issue in listing the survivors of William C. KERN, 73, of Leiters Ford.  The name of his nephew living at Leiters Ford is George HOTZ instead of HOTT, and the deceased’s sister in London is Mrs. Louisa HAASS.  Mr. and Mrs. George KERN, cousins from Indianapolis, attended the services which were held Thursday afternoon at               the Luckenbill chapel.

 

Friday, July 1, 1932

 

Miss Louise METZLER, talented daughter of Attorney and Mrs. Arthur METZLER, of this city, passed away at Woodlawn Hospita at 11:50 o’clock Thursday evening.  Death      resulted from a nervous colapse which was suffered last Tuesday morning.  Although attending physicians despaired for her life from the time of the breakdown, Miss Metzler rallied Tuesday evening and was apparently making a slight gain until a relapse was suffered Thursday       morning and she gradually grew weaker until the end.

Louise, daughter of Arthur and Helen METZLER, was born in this city on January 6th,1907.  Upon her graduation from the Rochester High School Miss Metzler entered DePauw


University where she specialized in English, for a three-year course.  She then took up      orchestra work and at the time of her death was a member of the Bon John Girls orchestra of     New York City.  Miss Metzler, during a tour of Europe which was completed last March,    suffered an attack of typhoid fever and since her dismissal from the Hanover Hospital in    Germany she had been unable to regain her health.  The deceased was a member of the     Methodist Church and the Tri Kappa Sorority, of this city.  Survivors are her parents, and a   sister, Mrs. Robert KING, of San Diego, California.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. T. L. STOVALL, will be held at the Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon at theee o’clock.  Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

 

T. C. SLATER, aged 87, familiarly known at Akron as “Daddy” SLATER passed away at his home in that city at noon yesterday after a several years illness caused by dropsy.  He had    been confined to his bed for several months.

Mr. Slater’s death leaves but two other Civil War veterans in Henry township.  They are Dr. A. A. CASE and Johnathan GINN both of whom reside in Akron.

Mr. and Mrs. Slater moved to Akron from Mentone twelve years ago.  For a number of years he was the caretaker at the Exchange Bank in Akron.

The deceased was born in New York state.  He enlisted in the Union Army from that state Survivors are his wife and an adopted son, Orley [SLATER] of Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held from the home in Akron at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge.  Burial will be made in the cemetery at Akron.

 

Friends in this city today received word of the death of Dr. L. A. STEPHENSON, aged 87, well known resident and dentist of Wabash which occurred at his hoime in that city at 2:15 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  Death was caused by pneumonia.  At his bedside were his wife and his brother Rome STEPHENSON of South Bend, a former resident of this city, Mrs R. C. STEPHENSON and Mrs. Lalla LAYMAN of Kokomo a niece.  Dr. Stephenson who was a veteran of the Civil War had often visited in this city.<