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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1926

 

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1926

Saturday, January 2, 1926

Albert H. HEIGHWAY, age 84, sixty years a resident of this county formerly of Kosciusko county as a pioneer, and native of Ohio, died at his home six and one-half miles east of Rochester New Year's day, Friday.
Recently, Mr. Heighway fell on the steps of a church in his vicinity. This may have indicated his declining physican condition, or may have hastened his death.
He was a veteran of the Civil war and until his death possessed a bullet which went through his body in an encounter.
Details of his life are given in the obituary on the back page.
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Albert H. HEIGHWAY, son of John D. and Sarah HEIGHWAY, was born in Warren County, Ohio, May 21st, 1841 and passed to the better land Jan. 1st, 1926 at the ripe old age of 84 years, 6 months and 10 days. He came with his parents to Indiana when quite small, locating in Kosciusko County, where during his young manhood he helped clear away the dense forests.
Early in 1862 he enlisted in company D, 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served until December 31 of the same year, when he was severely wounded at the battle of Stone River. He was married to Marie L. SMITH on Nov. 16th, 1864, who preceded him in death Nov. 9th, 1921. To this union were born three sons, Frank F. [HEIGHWAY], who preceded him on Jan. 2nd, 1922, Henry C. [HEIGHWAY], living near the old homestead, John D. [HEIGHWAY], who met death in an accident near Akron, Indiana, March 29th, 1921. One daughter, Anna LEININGER, who moved in with him at the death of his wife. One brother Marion [HEIGHWAY] of Mentone is left to mourn his loss.
He with his wife were Charter members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church living a consistent Christian life, seeing all his children following in the footsteps of his Master.
He followed the life of a farmer until too feeble.
He was very fond of children spending his last years drawing pictures for all in the neighborhood.
[NOTE: Albert H. HEIGHWAY and Maria L. HEIGHWAY are buried in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries, Rochester, I.O.O.F.]

Reuben McINTIRE, age 69, Athens mail carrier, was fatally injured when struck by an east bound freight train at Athens early this morning. He died at 10:30 a.m. at the Woldlawn hospital here.
Mr. McIntire is employed as mail carrier from the postoffice to the train and it was his duty to meet the early morning train there.
No. 229 had stopped to make delivery of mail and taken on passengers. Mr. MOONSHOWER and McIntire were in the precarious position of working between the double tracks.
The agent knew the freight was approaching but supposed they would stop as is customary at this point, and could not hear the approaching train for the passenger engine.
Mr. Moonshower heard the freight just in time to get to safety himself but unfortunately for the other man he did not.
Moonshower saw his precarious position and called to him in time to save him from stepping in front of the train, but he was too late to avoid being struck. He was knocked down and rolled several feet.
He was unconscious when picked up and put on the passenger train and taken to Woodlawn hospital. One leg was badly mangled and they thought he was hurt internally.
Mr. McIntire's injuries consisted in a complicated fracture of the lower part of a leg, the dislocation of an ankle, a slight wound over the temple and numerous abrasions of the skin. His death rsulted from a form of embolism, a blood clot forming in the circulatory system and stopping the heart.
The deceased was the oldest brother of Dan McINTIRE of here, Elijah [McINTIRE] of Tippecanoe, Frank [McINTIRE] of Niles, Mich., and is survived also by two sons, Walter [McINTIRE] of Huntington and Wilbur [McINTIRE] of Canton, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Dan EMMONS and Mrs. Al CHESTNUT.
His wife, who was Norah HEETER, has been dead eight years.
The deceased always resided in this county.

Monday, January 4, 1926

Lewis O. ELEY, native of Talma and resident of Kouts for the last ten years, died at the Argos hospital Sunday night at the age of 54, afrer an illness of two months from paralysis and pneumonia. He suffered a stroke on Dec. 27.
The deceased was the son of Lewis and Mellissa ELEY. In 1893 he married Irene BARRETT, who survives him, as do four children, Elmer [ELEY] of Argos, Charles [ELEY] of Argos, George [ELEY] of Detroit, and Mrs. Frank BUGBY of Logansport.
Mr. Eley was a member of the Gleaners and Odd Fellows, and the Christian Church at Talma.
The funeral will be held probably Wednesday at Talma.
[NOTE: Lewis O. ELEY, Sep 7, 1871 - Jan. 4, 1926; Irena ELEY, his wife, Nov. 29, 1872 - no d.d.; both buried Reichter Cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Newcastle Township.]

Mrs. George BOWEN, age about 55 died at her home at 1015 Audubon avenue at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning. For two years, she had been a sufferer from paralysis.
The husband and a son, Floyd [BOWEN] in California, survive.
Five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bowen came to this city from Indianapolis. They have no relatives in this community, most of their kin living in Indianapolis, it is said.
The body will be sent to Indianapolis for burial.

Tuesday, January 5, 1926

Mrs. S. B. GORDON has received a telegram from her son, Lyman GORDON, of Hoopeston, Illinois, that his daughter, Joan [GORDON], had died. The body will be brought to the home of Mrs. S. B. Gordon, and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Boyd OVERMYER, 57, mother of Cliff OVERMYER of this city, who lived four miles west of Richland Center, died Saturday night in the Epworth Hospital at South Bend, where she had gone two weeks ago for treatment for diabetes. She had been ill three years.
The deceased [Rosa COOK] was born in Wood county, Ohio, and came to this county with parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. COOK, when a small girl. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Overmyer is survived by her husband, three sons, Leroy [OVERMYER] Raymond [OVERMYER] of Leiters Ford, Cliff [OVERMYER] of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Almeta BRYAN and Esther Belle [OVERMYER] of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services were held from the Richland Center church Tuesday morning, the cortege leaving the house at 10. Burial was made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Wednesday, January 6, 1926

Mrs. Bert YOUNG, age 55, until nine months ago a resident of the Leiters Ford vicinity, died at Culver Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. of stomach trouble from which she had suffered one month.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Monterey Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. STRANG in charge. Burial will be at Monterey.
Ida JOHNSON, daughter of George and Ellen JOHNSON, was born May 30, 1870. She was a member of the Church of God at Leiters Ford.
Surviving the deceased are the husband, two daughters, Wilma [YOUNG] at home, and Mrs. Fred PLANTZ of Leiters Ford; three sons, Cecil [YOUNG] at home, Everett [YOUNG] of near Culver, and Clarence [YOUNG] of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. George DAVIS of Culver, Mrs. Ralph BECKER of Wyoming, and Mrs. Elizabeth DUFF of Monterey, and one brother, Al JOHNSON of Monterey.

An echo of the suicide of the late John BISHER, a farmer of near Loyal on January 21, 1925, was sounded in the Fulton circuit court Wednesday in a claim filed against the estate of the deceased by Oscar MONESMITH for $85.
Bisher, after a day in the Fulton circuit court in which much damaging evidence was introduced against him in a damage suit for malicious prosecution filed by Elmer MONESMITH, went home and shot himself, leaving a note in which he stated that lies told by neighbors on the witness stand was the cause of the rash act.
As an item in this claim, Mr. Monesmith included a charge of $12 for driving Bisher in his car while he was procuring witnesses to testify in his behalf. Two other claims were also filed against Bisher estate Wednesday by neighbors who cared for the dead man's stock and guarded the premises for 21 days following his death. These claimes were filed by Dewey CRABILL, who seeks a judgment for $52.50 and Ora WALES one for $31.50.

Thursday, January 7, 1926

[no obits]

Friday, January 8, 1926

Mrs. Mary HOUSTON, age 95, formerly of here, died Friday morning at the Goshen, Ind., home of her sister, Mrs. Allen SHEETS. She had been ill for some time. She had lived in Goshen for six years.
Mrs. Houston was the widow of John HOUSTON. She was a native of Richland county, Ohio. Two other sisters, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a foster brother survive her. The sisters are Mrs. J. M. FORD, of Ashland, Ohio, and Miss Nan [- - - -] of Rochester. The foster-brother is Benjamin CRABBS of Crawfordsville.
The funeral will be held Monday at the Goshen home, and at 1:30 p.m. in the Rochester Methodist church. Burial will be in Rochester.

Fulton, Ind., Jan 8. -- Kathlyn CROOK, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Galen CROOK, died at the family home in Hoovers Wednesday as the result of an attack of pneumonia. The mother was returned only a few days ago from the Woodlawn hospital in Rochester where she had submitted to an appendicitis operation. Funeral services are not to be made until word is received from Mr. Crook's mother, who is in Florida.

Saturday, January 9, 1926

The funeral of Mrs. Mary HOUSTON, age 95, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen SHEETS in Goshen, Friday, will be held at the Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the Rev. CROWDER in charge.
It was stated, by misunderstanding, in Friday's News-Sentinel, that three sisters survived Mrs. Houston. It is three daughters, who survive. They are: Mrs. J. M. FORD of Ashland, Ohio, Mrs. SHEETS of Goshen, and Miss Nan HOUSTON of Rochester.

Mrs. Sylvester CARVEY, age 49, of Macy, died suddenly Saturday morning at 2 o'clock. She had been ill but a day, but had for many years been troubled with severe headaches.
The husband, Mr. Carvey, who survives is a musician who travels extensively.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Macy Christian church.
The deceased was Laura CLENDENNING, youngest daughter of E. B. CLENDENNING.
She is survived by her husband, father, and two sisters, Mrs. George STURGEON of Kewanna, and Mrs. Allie DAVIDSON of Elkhart. Mr. and Mrs. Carvey were the parents of one little son, who died eighteen years ago.

Albert BURKETT, age 53, farmer who resided south of Richland Center, died Friday noon of pneumonia. His death was sudden, his illness dating from the previous Saturday. He had been under care of a physician only since Monday.
The funeral will be held at the Richland Center church Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock.
Surviving the deceased are the widow, Emma DAVIS BURKETT, a son, Otis [BURKETT] at home, a daughter, Mrs. LeDalvi RIDOUT of Indianapolis, and three brothers, Mike [BURKETT] and William [BURKETT] of near Rochester, and Oscar [BURKETT] of near Richland Center.

Andrew R. EMERY, killed at a South Bend railway crossing Friday, is a former resident of Rochester. He lived on College avenue and later on Monticello road, moving from here to Argos and then to Mishawaka. He has relatives here. He often ran afoul of the law for alleged liquor offenses here. He was conspicuous because he had artificial legs.
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South Bend, Ind., Jan. 9. -- It might have been the wooden legs of Andrew R. EMERY, Roseland farmer, that caused him to meet death Friday. Or it might have been his failure to see the approach of the west-bound New York Central train as he drove onto the Race street crossing in Mishawaka.
Emery died in St. Joseph's hospital at Mishawaka at 12:40 o'clock Friday afternoon, of a broken back and internal injuries. A fractured skull and cuts and bruises about the head and body also were suffered in the accident.
He right artificial leg was broken, too.
It was about 10 o'clock Friday morning that the accident occurred. Emery was driving his Ford touring car, and was riding alone. There were no witnesses to the accident, but when the grinding wheels of the giant locomotive answered the brakes and brought the engine to a stop, the train crew found Emery near death, and his automobile completely wrecked.
Police were called, and the Mishawaka city ambulances carried the victim to the Mishawaka hospital. He died three hours later.
There were those who expressed the belief that Emery did not see the train approach as he drove upon the right-of-way, and heard no signal of the train's approach.
Others expressed belief that his artificial limbs might have failed to respond to his efforts to apply the brakes, as he saw the train bearing down upon him. Some believe that his artificial foot might have slipped from the brake of the Ford car, and left the machine proceeding into the train's path.
Emery lost his legs some years ago in an accident, it was said. He had acquired the artificial limbs and learned to use them to the extent that he had long driven a car without accident, and had been able to carry on work on the farm on which he resided with his wife, a mile east of the Roseland school.
The body was removed from the hospital to the Hummer funeral home on Lincoln Way East in Mishawaka, to be prepared for burial.
Emery was about 55 years old. He was born near Roseland, it was said, and had spent his life in the Notre Dame vicinity.
He leaves a widow and his father, R. J. EMERY of South Bend, two brothers, also residents of this city, and a sister, Mrs. R. G. HUMBLE of Benton Harbor.
Members of the family reached the hospital only a short time before Emery died. He had not regained consciousness, and did not recognize them.
He was in a semi-conscious condition when taken to the hospital but did not rally enough to speak, and tell the story of the accident.

Monday, January 11, 1926

The funeral of Mrs. S. A. CARVEY will be held at Macy Christian Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday instead of Monday, as was first planned. The Rev. SCIFRES of Windfall will officiate, with the Rev. AKEMAN of the Macy Christian church and the Rev. RICHARDSON of the Macy Methodist church assisting.

Mrs. Alice J. GOULD, age 75, died at her home, 705 Madison street, at 7:45 a.m. Monday morning of heart disease. She had been ill for six months, but not bedfast. An attack of the heart Monday morning proved fatal.
Alice J. BARB was the daughter of David and Mary BARB, and was born in Bristol, Ohio, July 14, 1850. She later came to Rochester, where she resided 57 years. She became the bride of Willard GOULD, who died eight years ago.
A daughter, Mary [GOULD], of this city and two sons, George [GOULD] of Clinton, Indiana, and Francis [GOULD] of Columbus, Ohio, survive. Two sisters, Eunice NICODEMUS and Ella BARB, preceded her in death.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church, the Rebekah lodge and the Wome's Relief Corps.
[NOTE: Alice J. GOULD, 1850-1926; Willard GOULD, 1837-1918, buried in Rochester, I.O.O.F. cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F..]

Mrs. Almeda STINSON, age 71, widow of William STINSON, died after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. NICHOLS, 738 Jefferson street, at nine o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to paralysis.
Almeda DAVIDSON, daughter of Stephen and Catherine DAVIDSON, was born Oct. 21, 1854, on the old DAVIDSON place just east of the McKinley school. She lived for a time in Washington, but most of the time in and around Rochester. The last six years she had resided with her daughter, here.
Surviving are seven children, one son, John [STINSON], having preceded her in death. Those living are Mrs. NICHOLS, Stanley [STINSON] and Glen [STINSON] of Texas, C. T. STINSON of New Orleans, Mrs. M. B. SHRIVER, of Berkeley, Calif., Tom [STINSON] of Chicago, and Max [STINSON], believed to be in England.

Tuesday, January 12, 1926

[no obits]

Wednesday, January 13, 1926

Vernon Leroy [GELBAUGH], two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie GELBAUGH, 1031 Elm street, died early Wednesday morning.
The infant is survived by his parents, two sisters, Geneva [GELBAUGH] and Dorothy [GELBAUGH], and two brothers, Adam [GELBAUGH] and Harold [GELBAUGH].
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.

The funeral of Mrs. Almeda STINSON will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. NICHOLS, 138 Jefferson street. The Rev. D. S. PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice J. GOULD were conducted by the Rev. PERRY at the Presbyterian church at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Another life was snuffed out suddenly Tuesday night by pneumonia, which only a few days ago proved fatal after a week to Albert BURKETT, when Page F. LEITER, 21, succumbed to the dread disease.
The son of Eli and Florence LEITER, who lives just north of Rochester, had had a severe cold for a week, but because of the grave illness in a hospital at South Bend of his employer's wife, Mrs. Everett GILBERT, the young man had not left his duties at the Gilbert drug store, until it became impossible for him to continue, Monday afternoon.
Graduate of Rochester High School in 1923, and member of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias lodges, and member of the Presbyterian church, the young man had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the community and was highly respected.
The deceased was born Feb. 23, 1904. He is survived by three sisters - Helen [LEITER] at home, Mrs. Thomas BECK, of Tiosa, and Mrs. William WILSHIRE of Hammond, and three brothers, Cecil [LEITER], Forrest [LEITER] and Burdell [LEITER].
Page Leiter had been secretary of the Presbyterian Sunday school until recently, when he undertook to teach a class of boys aged 16 to 18 years, in the Bible school.
He had planned to attend college and was carrying three life insurance policies.

Thursday, January 14, 1926

The funeral of Page LEITER, 21, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. The Odd Fellows will be in charge, and the Rev. D. S. PERRY will preach the sermon. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

T. J. WORTHINGTON, age 83, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. FLAGG, East Ninth street, where he had resided for the last two years. Death, which followed a three years illness, was caused by paralysis of the brain. The deceased was a native of LaPorte county.
Surviving are a widow, three sons, William [WORTHINGTON] of Kalamazoo, Mich., Benoni [WORTHINGTON] of Akron, and Russel J. [WORTHINGTON] of Indianapolis, and a daughter, Mrs. FLAGG.
Funeral services will be held at the house at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the Plymouth Oak Hill cemetery.
Mr. Worthington was a farmer, and later owner of a livery barn at Akron. He had lived in Fulton county 20 years.
He was the son of William and Matilda WORTHINGTON. His wife was Susan JORDAN.

Friday, January 15, 1926

William H. STACY, 61, well known resident of Rochester, died very suddenly and unexpectedly at one o'clock today at his home at 180 Pontiac St. Death came as the result of pneumonia from which he had been confined to his bed for more than a week. He had been fighting off the disease in a satisfactory manner and at noon seemed to be no worse. He suddenly became worse shortly afterward and passed away quickly. He was conscious almost to the end. Mrs. Stacy was at the bedside when he died.
Mrs. Stacy was the only member of the family at home and complete details of Mr. Stacy's life could not be learned from her today. These will be given in tomorrow's issue.

He came to Rochester originally from North Judson, where he was the Erie Agent and became telegraph operator here. After years of service he became deputy auditor of Fulton County and then held a responsible position with Armour & Co., until his death. He served four years as a member of the city council. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and for years taught the adult class of the Sunday School there. He was elder of the Church. For some years he was employed by Beyer Brothers.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. V. TATLOCK of Lebanon, Ind., Miss Margaret STACY, who is a student at Indiana University, at Bloomington, and one son, Russell [STACY], who is in Florida. The two daughters are expected at the home tonight, but it will be several days before the son can arrive.

Mildred YEAZEL, age 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred YEAZEL of the 800 block on Monroe street, died Friday morning after a long illness from tuberculosis. She had been bedfast since July fifth.
Besides the parents, four sisters - Freda [YEAZEL] and Fern [YEAZEL] in high school, Blanche [YEAZEL] and Meriam [YEAZEL], and a brother, Milo [YEAZEL], survive.
The deceased always resided here.

George THORNBURG, aged former resident of Newcastle township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. SHOEMAKER, at LaPaz.
The widow, who was Mary McINTYRE, and the daughter, survive.
The funeral will be held probably at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at Nichols chapel.

Saturday, January 16, 1926

Funeral services for the late Miss Mildred YEAZEL will be held from the United Brethren church at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. ROBINSON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Claudia Jean [ROUCH], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude ROUCH, 417 West Fifth street, passed away at 7:45 o'clock Friday evening, January 15, 1926 of meningitis after a two-weeks illness, age 10 months, 8 days.
She leaves a mother, father, one brother, Donald LeRoy [ROUCH], besides a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her greatly.
Short funeral services at the home at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, January 18, 1926

Mrs. Fred CARR Saturday evening received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Kate SPRINGER, 70, of Auburn which occurred that afternoon. Mrs. Carr attended the funeral, which was held Monday afternoon.

The funeral of William H. STACY, who died Friday, will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Those wishing to view the remains may call at the home before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. James ROGERS, aged 85 and 86, residing 12 miles east of Rochester, died within a few hours of each other this week-end of a condition resembling pneumonia, which developed out of bad colds. James ROGERS passed away at 7:45 o'clock Friday evening and Letta ROGERS died at 11:15 o'clock Sunday forenoon. They had been ill about a week. An inmate of the county infirmary and a Rochester man also died this week-end.
The Rogers couple have lived most of their lives in Kosciusko county, where they died. Their residence is four and one-half miles northwest of Akron.
James Rogers was a native of Indiana, being born in this state Oct. 30, 1842, son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb ROGERS. Letta MOORE was the daughter of George and Amaletta MOORE, and was born in Ohio, April 18, 1841. The two deceased were married June 8, 1865, and lived in Wayne county for a while.
Funeral services will be held from the late home at 1:30 Tuesday, services being continued at the Nichols chapel. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will officiate.
The deceased were an uncle and an aunt of County Surveyor BURNS.

Daniel EYTCHESON, 83, of East 12th street, died early Monday morning after a year's illness, due to complications of advanced age.
The deceased was born in Tipton county Feb. 25, 1842, and had resided here for 54 years. Four years ago his wife, Louisa [EYTCHESON], died.
He was a farmer. Fifty years ago he lost a leg, the member being shot off. Mr. Eytcheson was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving the deceased are six children, Mrs. John GREER of Loyal and Mrs. Henry LATCHAW, Nathan [EYTCHESON], Carry [EYTCHESON], Perry [EYTCHESTON] and Albert [EYTCHESON], all of Rochester.

Amos WITHAM, 73, an inmate of the county farm for the past three years, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday following a six months illness due to ulcers. Very little is known as to the life of Mr. Witham, except that he was born in Iowa on September 12, 1852. The deceased at the time he was brought to the county farm had been working on the TUCKER farm near Akron. He is survived by one brother, Martin [WITHAM], 726 High street, Ft. Wayne, and a number of children who live in the state of Washington. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Margaret PONTIOUS, age 81 years, 11 months and 21 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert RUNKLE, near Macy at 6:30 a.m. Monday. She has been an invalid two years. For 33 years Mrs. Pontious lived in Fulton county, near Athens.
Rollin PONTIOUS and Mrs. Gus SHOTT of this city are children. Other surviving children are Reuben [PONTIOUS] of Aberdeen, S.D., Julius [PONTIOUS] of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Mandy ANDRES in Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. RUNKLE.
The deceased [Margaret FELL] was born in Portage county, Okla., Jan. 26, 1844, daughter of David and Margaret FELL. She had four brothers and four sisters. She came to this county from Perry township, Miami county. She married Jefferson PONTIOUS.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Rochester Evangelical church, the Rev. M. O. HERMAN in charge. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, January 19, 1926

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Beveridge BAIRD of Fulton, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made Wednesday in the Fulton cemetery.

Allan CRAFT, aged 52 years, well known former Fulton county farmer who resided four miles south of Warsaw, died Suddenly at 9 o'clock Sunday morning. He had arisen as usual and had attended to a few chores when he suddenly complained of a headache and soon lapsed into unconsciousness. A physician was summoned but Mr. Craft had passed away before he arrived.
He formerly resided in Wabash county and Akron, and has resided in Kosciusko county for the last five years.
His widow and the following children survive: Howard CRAFT of Warsaw, Gene CRAFT of South Bend, Charles [CRAFT], Bert [CRAFT] and Delight [CRAFT] at home. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. C. McFADDEN of the Wabash Christian church officiating. Interment was in the Falls cemetery at Wabash.
Coroner Robert PLETCHER, of Syracuse, who conducted an inquest Monday morning in the death of Allan Craft, returned a verdict of death from myocarditis.

Wednesday, January 20, 1926

[no obits]

Thursday, January 21, 1926

David EARLY, age 82, and a Civil war veteran, died Wednesday afternoon at his home south of Fulton in Cass county. He had been in poor health for the past six months but death was due to pneumonia which he developed a few days ago. He is survived by the widow, one son, Lora [EARLY], and two sisters, Mrs. Mary LEMON, of Fulton and Mrs. Dorcas WERRAWAHN of Royal Center. County Clerk Robert MILLER is a nephew. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be made at Metea.

Ed DITTON, father of Con DITTON, is dead in Fort Wayne. For many years Mr. Ditton operated a hotel in this city. For the past ten years he has been operating a summer hotel at Lake Wawassee.

Friday, January 22, 1926

Friends in this city this morning received word of the death of Mrs. Ben OPPENHEIM of North Manchester, which occurred in a hospital at Fort Wayne, Thursday afternoon.

Saturday, January 23, 1926

Despondency, as a result of ill health, is thought to have been the reason for Mrs. Arthur MAGEE, of near Bourbon, committing suicide at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon when she is said to have killed herself by shooting through the heart.
At the time of the tragedy Mrs. Magee was alone in the house as her husband was out at the barn doing the chores, and the three children, the oldest is 10 years old, were at school.
Magee, hearing the shot rushed in the house from the barn but was unable to help his wife, as death was instantaneous.

Funeral services for Wilson [T.] GAMBREL, age 79, were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Omega church with the Rev. LOGENBAUGH in charge and burial was made in the Omega cemetery.
Mr. Gambrel, who had resided practically all of his life in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood, southwest of Akron, had been ill for two weeks with flu and pneumonia. He was the son of Thomas and Cynthia GAMBREL and was born April 5th, [1846] in Hamilton county, Ohio. On September second, 1874 he was married to Frances Ellen JOHNSON. The deceased is survived by the widow who is very ill with the flu, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet MONTGOMERY, of Liberty, Ind.

Monday, January 25, 1926

Charles SHEETS, 36, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom SHEETS, on the Fulton-Cass county line near Fletchers lake at 2 o'clock Monday morning. He had been ill since last August. Prior to becoming ill, the deceased had been employed in South Bend for ten years.
Mr. Sheets is survived by his wife, parents, two brothers, and three sisters. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Edward KESSLER, age 43, died at her home in Mentone at 9 o'clock Sunday morning of pneumonia, after an illness of three days. Mrs Kessler formerly lived in Fulton county.
Nora PERSCHBACHER, daughter of Michael and Alice PERSCHBACHER, was born near Tiosa, April 30 1883. On July 13, 1903, she married Edward KESSLER. She was a member of the Tiosa Lutheran church.
Surviving the deceased are the mother, at Mentone; the husband; a daughter, Artella [KESSLER], teacher at Beaver Dam; a son, Neulan [KESSLER], a student at Indiana University; two sisters, Mrs. E. E. ZOLMAN of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. William KOCHENDERFER of Thompsonville, Mich., and two brothers, Fred PERSCHBACHER of Rochester, and Henry PERSCHBACHER of Indianapolis.
The funeral will be held at the Mentone Methodist church at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday. Burial will be at Mentone.

Tuesday, January 26, 1926

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Wednesday, January 27, 1926

B. F. STARKEY, aged 80 years, passed away Sunday noon at his country home 2 miles north of Leiters Ford, due to old age and complications.
The widow and one son, William [STARKEY] of Culver, survive.
The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, services conducted by the Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Leiters Ford, with burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters.

Thursday, January 28, 1926

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Friday, January 29, 1926

Maura A. MYERS, wife of Joseph MYERS, prominent resident of Chili, died at her home Tuesday morning at seven-thirty o'clock of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Myers had been in failing health for the past two years. Her age was sixty-four years, one month and three days. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Baptist church at Chili and will be in charge of the Rev. GOLDEN and the Rev. RUNKEL, the latter of Logansport. Interment will be made in the Chili cemetery. The deceased [Maura A. KEIM] was the daughter of George W. and Laura WAMBAUGH KEIM.

Wilson GAMMILL, age 79, died Thursday, Jan. 21, at his home five miles southwest of Akron, after an illness with the influenza, which developed into pneumonia. He was a native of Hamilton county, Ohio.

Miss Rebecca DAWALD, age 77, an invalid from birth, died Saturday at the home of Mrs. Joel SWYGERT, near Gilead.

Saturday, January 30, 1926

Mrs. Bert MOW, 530 West Sixth street, age 62, died at about 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon of complications and heart trouble, after being in ill health for a year. During the last two weeks she had been in a more serious condition.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, it is planned, at the United Brethren church, where for 26 years Mrs. Mow had taught Sunday School classes. Burial will be in Citizens cemetery.
The deceased, who was the daughter of Glennie and Mary GARNER, was born June 1, 1863 at Moscow, Indiana, in Rush county. At the age of seven she removed with her parents to the vicinity of Etna Green, and seven years later to Walnut. She has lived here 43 years.
Surviving are the husband, a brother, Joe GARNER at Glendale, California, two adopted sons, Victor [ARVEN] and Paul ARVEN of this city, and an adopteed son, Fred SPARKS, of Anderson, Indiana.

Monday, February 1, 1926

George COWN, age 73, who resided two miles east of Fulton, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning after five months illness. Death was attributed to influenza and complications. Mr. Cown had long lived in this county, having been born south of Fulton.
Mr. Cown was a membver of the Fulton United Brethren church, and a leader in Sabbath school and church work for sixteen years.
Surviving the deceased are the widow, Lydia COWN; a son, the Rev. Howard COWN; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas ENYART and Mrs. Andrew RENTSCHLER, one brother, and five sisters.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, other than that burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Ben SWEET, of Park street, died at noon Monday after suffering a long period of ill health. For three weeks she had been very ill. A complication of diseases was given as the cause of her death. She was 80 years old.

Tuesday, February 2, 1926

Mrs. Aaron BAKER, of Claypool, Kosciusko county, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dal DAGGY, College avenue, of dropsy and complications. She was 76 years of age January 21. She had been ill for seven weeks.
Surviving the deceased are the husband; two sons, Harvey [BAKER] of Elkhart, and Frank [BAKER] of Claypool; the daughter, Mrs. DAGGY, and eleven grandchildren. The children were at the bedside when death came.
Short funeral services will be held at the Daggy home here Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. ROBINSON, of the United Brethren church, in charge. Burial will be made at Claypool.

Mrs. Margaret HASTINGS of Columbia City, who was 72 years old, died Sunday of heart trouble. Mrs. Hastings was an aunt of Elmer NEWCOMB who resides south of Rochester. Seven or eight years ago she lived with Mrs. Katherine NEWCOMB in the Ebenezer neighborhood southeast of Rochester.
Surviving are two sons, Ora HASTINGS of Columbia City, and Ed NEWCOMB of Columbia City.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Columbia City. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Newcomb of near here attended.

After a serious illness of eight or ten weeks, Mrs. George RARRICK, who resided one mile east and south of Loyal, died at 11 o'clock Saturday night of dropsy and heart trouble.
A native of Sandusky county, Ohio, where she was born 83 years, six months and 23 days before her death, Mrs. Rarrick had lived most of her life in Indiana, and in Fulton county. She once resided in the Walnut vicinity. Her maiden name was Nancy CRAMER. She was a member of the Brethren church.
Three children are known to be living, seven having died. The surviving children are Mrs. Rose YELTON of Leiters Ford, George RARRICK, of Columbia City, and Frank [RARRICK] at home. It is not known whether Jasper RARRICK, a son, is living.
The funeral was held at the house at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made at Leiters Ford.

Abel Everett WORK, age about 45, son of the late Rev. Abel M. WORK, who held the pastorate of the local Presbyterian church in 1878, died last week in Portland, Ore., where he had gone for his health. He was a bond salesman in Chicago. Tuberculosis was the cause of death. Mr. Work was born in Rochester.
Mr. Work's mother visited here two years ago. His father is dead. The funeral of Mr. Work was held in Chicago Monday. The deceased was a 32nd degree Mason.

Mrs. Benjamin F. SWEET, age 81 years, six months and 16 days, of 930 Park street, who died at 11:30 o'clock Monday forenoon of a complication of diseases from which she had been very ill for three months, was known to many in the community and was known primarily as a great mother, rearing several children besides her own.
She is survived by these children: John SQUIRES of Athens, Dave SQUIRES of Logansport, Reuben [SQUIRES] and Edward SQUIRES of Rochester, Sarah YOUNG of Rochester and Elizabeth BRYANT of Athens. Two daughters deceased, were Tella [SQUIRES] and Ella SQUIRES. Mrs. Sweet also was responsible for the rearing of Charles [SWEET] and William SWEET, sons of her husband. Ray PENCE also received Mrs. Sweet's motherly care, as did several others.
Two brothers, George [MILLER] and Miles MILLER of Steuben county survive, as do 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mary Ann MILLER was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George MILLER and was born in Steuben county on August 15, 1864. She lived here 40 years. Her second marriege to Mr. Sweet, took place 35 years ago.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ben Sweet will be held from the residence on Park street Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James NIVEN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral services for the late George CONN of Fulton will be held from the United Brethren church there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Melvin LAVENGOOD will be in charge.

Wednesday, February 3, 1926

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Thursday, February 4, 1926

Ray ALSPACH, of Macy, died at the home of his sister, Cloe Dielman at Denver, Ind., Thursday morning at 4 o'clock. He was 36 years old and is survived by his mother, two sisters, Mrs. Cloe DIELMAN of Denver, Ind., Mrs. Nora MATSON of Macy, and one brother, Silas ALSPACH, also of Macy.
He was the son of Lyman J. and Matilda ALSPACH, who were among some of the first settlers of this community, his father having died several years ago. He lived with his sister until his death.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Friday, February 5, 1926

Jackie Lee CRAVEN, age two and one-half years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred CRAVEN who formerly lived in Rochester, died at South Bend of pneumonia Wednesday. Besides the parents, a brother, Darral [CRAVEN], survives the child.
The funeral was held at South Bend at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Those from Rochester who attended are Mr. and Mrs. Fred CARR, Mrs. William MANLEY, Miss Marguerite HOLMES, Mrs. Cleo DRUDGE and Mrs. Mel HILL.

The funeral of Mrs. Theodore L. LINDMAN, formerly of Rochester, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Oscar BALDWIN, 117 West Seventh street. The Rev. CROWDER will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lindman traveled, and Mrs. Lindman died in a hotel at Grand Rapids, Michigan, after a two weeks illness. Death was reported due to cancer of the stomach.
Leila Gertrude STOCKBERGER, daughter of John and Mary STOCKBERGER, was born in Rochester, December, 1882. She was 42 years, two months and a day old at the time of her death. Delbert OVERMYER was a former husband.

Funeral services for the late Ray ALSPACH will be held at the Macy Christian church, Saturday afternoon at one o'clock.

Saturday, February 6, 1926

Mrs. Jane MURRAY, age 81, died Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellen Thrush, 230 East Eighth street where she had made her home for the past eight years. Death was due to old age and complications. She had been ill for four weeks.
Mrs. Murray [Jane CLINGER] was the daughter of David and Julia CLINGER and was born in Miami county on October 30th, 1845. For more than fifty years she lived near Grass Creek. Her husband, Thomas MURRAY, died seven years ago. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ellen THRUSH and Lydia ELLIOTT, of this city, and one brother, Charles CLINGER, of near Mud Lake.

Mrs. Sarah E. BEANE, 88, of Goshen, the mother of J. A. BEANE, publisher of the Goshen Democrat and great-grandmother of Mary Louise BARNHART, formerly of this city, died at her home there Saturday morning. Last Monday she fell and fractured her hip and sank gradually until the end. She was the wife of the late William (Billy) A. BEANE, nationally known as newspaper editor of years ago and is survived by three sons and three daughters. Her husband died 32 years ago.

The body of Asa CALLOWAY, 59, of Minneapolis, Minn., for many years a farmer in the Green Oak neighborhood, arrived in this city Saturday afternoon. Mr. Calloway died on Wednesday, February 3. He had been ill for a year with complications which followed a severe attack of the flu last winter.
Mr. Calloway is survived by his wife, three sons, Paul [CALLOWAY] and Earl [CALLOWAY] of South Bend and Donald [CALLOWAY] of Chicago, and two daughters, Mrs. Cecil SMITH of Akron and Lola [CALLOWAY] of South Bend, and the following brothers and sisters, Cora [CALLOWAY] in Canada, Mrs. George HICKS of South Bend, Frank [CALLOWAY] of Chicago, Howard [CALLOWAY] and Mrs. Tully MASTELLER of this city.

No funeral arrangements had been made up to press time.

Monday, February 8, 1926

The funeral of Asa CALLOWAY, formerly of this community, who died at South Bend, was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Plainview cemetery near Macy, where burial was made.

Thomas STUDEBAKER, age 70, retired farmer and well known resident of Fulton, died at 5:45 o'clock Sunday morning of complications incident to age. He had been in ill health for three months.
Mr. Studebaker had lived in Fulton four years and for a number of years had lived on a farm near Fulton. His birthplace was in Cass county. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
The widow, who was Emily McDOUGAL, survives, as do a daughter, Mrs. Harley SHIELDS of South Bend, and two sons, Claude [STUDEBAKER] of Kokomo, Ira [STUDEBAKER] of Logansport.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Fulton U. B. church, the Rev. L. M. LIVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MULLINCUP died Friday night at 11:45 o'clock at her home one and one-half miles east of Bruce Lake station, a victim of bronchial trouble. She was 75 years, three months and five days old. Mrs. Mullincup had lived the past twenty or twenty-five years in the Bruce Lake community. She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church. She was the widow of John Louis MULLINCUP.
Funeral services were held at the Kewanna Baptirst church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be in the Shaffer cemetery.
The deceased was a native of this county, but lived for 14 years after her marriage in Arkansas, two of her four living sons now residing in that state - Hiram [MULLINCUP] and Perry [MULLINCUP]. Charles [MULLINCUP] and Frank [MULLINCUP] live near Rochester, and the daughter, Mrs. Elsie BRUCE, lives on south Elm street, Rochester.
Mrs. Mullincup's maiden name was [Mary Elizabeth] HENDERSON.

Tuesday, February 9, 1926

After an illness eleven years long, from complications, Edward GOSS, age 67, a resident of Fulton county his entire life, died at 5 o'clock Monday evening at his home three miles northwest of Fulton.
Pending word from Los Angeles, where a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Clara CARR, resides, funeral arrangements have not been made.
Edward GOSS was the son of Sebastian and Betsy GOSS. He is survived by the widow, who was Amelia EASH, a son Herschel [GOSS] at home; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd WILDERMUTH of near Fulton and Mrs. CARR of California; two sisters, Mrs. Web. BEATTIE, and Mrs. Lon LOWE of Columbia City, and four brothers, Charles [GOSS] and Alfred [GOSS] of Columbia City, Jake [GOSS] of Logansport, and William [GOSS] of New York City.
The deceased was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge.

Wednesday, February 10, 1926

The funeral of Ed GOSS will be held from the late home, northwest of Fulton, at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Knights of Pythias lodge will conduct a service at the grave.

Thursday, February 11, 1926

Miss Sally HOAK, well-known octogenerian of the Akron community, and who has many relatives in the county including Rochester, died Tuesday forenoon after an illness of two years. She lived three or four miles south of Akron. Complications were reported as the cause of death. Mr. and Mrs. Carey DAY had been caring for Miss Hoak during her illness.
Miss Hoak is an old resident of the Akron vicinity.
The funeral was held Thursday. Services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church in Akron at 2 o'clock.
Surviving Miss Hoak are Mrs. Rosanna WILLIAMS, a sister, and Cary [DAY] and A. B. DAY, half-brothers. Two step-sisters, Mrs. Nancy EVREO and Mrs. Ely STRONG and a step-brother, Joseph DAY, are deceased.
Miss Hoak's age was 83.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto CLOUD and Mrs. Nancy FREELAND were called to Richmond, Wednesday, through the death of Rev. W. B. FREELAND's wife, who died of cerebral hemorrhages after an illness of seven hours.
The funeral will be held at Richmond Friday morning at ten o'clock and the body will be taken to Indianapolis for burial.
Mrs. Freeland is survived by the husband, one son, Harold [FREELAND], who is studying for the ministry, and one daughter, Miriam [FREELAND].

Friday, February 12, 1926

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Saturday, February 13, 1926

Samuel WASHINGTON, age 79 years, died at 9:30 o'clock Friday night at his home, just north of the Erie R. R. tracks at Main street. He had resided there for the past fifteen years, and was a pioneer of Miami County.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine WASHINGTON, one son, George WASHINGTON, of Macy; two daughters, Mrs. Formila CHINWORTH of Warsaw, and Mrs. Corine LAUDIN of Gilead; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Rochester Evangelical church. Interment will be made in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Monday, February 15, 1926

Mrs. Samuel PONTIOUS, age 85, of Akron, was found dead of heart failure in a chair at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William LINEBAUGH of Akron, Saturday morning. The elderly lady apparently had gotten up from bed in the night, to sit up a while, and passed away at a renewed attack of the ailment.
The husband, the daughter, Mrs. LINEBAUGH, and a son, Warren PONTIOUS of Ohio, survive.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Highland church, south of Akron.

Tuesday, February 16, 1926

Mrs. Ida M. HAWLEY, aged 60 years, died at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday, Feb. 12 after an illness of several months from Brights disease. The body was brought to Macy and her funeral service was held at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Hawley's maiden name was [Ida M.] EDWARDS, but she and her brother were reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. POTTERFIELD, near Macy, and was always known as Ida POTTERFIELD. She was born April 14, 1865. She was married to Jacob HAWLEY and for years they resided in the vicinity of Macy. After moving to Oklahoma they separated.
Surviving Mrs. Hawley are the brother, Edward POTTERFIELD, of Ft. Wayne, and the following children: George HAWLEY of Tulsa, Okla.; Harry HAWLEY, Macy, Ind.; Sanford HAWLEY of Tacoma, Wash.; Marion HAWLEY, Tacoma; Fred HAWLEY; Mrs. BROWN, Henry [HAWLEY] and Pauline HAWLEY of Tulsa, Okla., and Russell HAWLEY of San Diego, California. Mrs. Hawley was a benefit member of the L.O.T.M. She was laid to rest in Plainview cemetery by the side of a little son, who preceded her in death years ago.

Willard BARTLETT, aged 68 years, died at his home two and a half miles southeast of Macy Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock after a several weeks illness from paralysis. He had suffered ill health for several years.
He was born Sept. 18, 1858 at Rushville, Ind., the son of James and Emily BARTLETT. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. James COWTON, of Mattoon, Ill., who came Saturday to be at his bedside; the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ferol STUNKARD, of Indianapolis and Miss Freeda BARTLETT, a student at the International College at Ft. Wayne; two sons, Maurice BARTLETT, of Macy and Ned BARTLETT, a student at the International College at Ft. Wayne, also one little grandchild, Normalee STUNKARD.
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. RICHARDSON, pastor of the Macy M.E. church. Interment in Plainview cemetery.

Wednesday, February 17, 1926 and Thursday, February 18, 1926

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Friday, February 19, 1926

Mr. Foster HAZLETT received a telephone message Friday that his sister Mrs. Mary PARKER, 70, of Indianapolis had died of heart failure.

Saturday, February 20, 1926

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Monday, February 22, 1926

Mrs. Martin WERNER, fifty years old, died at midnight Sunday at her home seven miles southwest of Rochester of paralysis. She had suffered a stroke two years ago and was visited by another two hours before death.
The deceased had always lived in this county. Her maiden name was KRATHWOHL. John KRATHWOHL of Fulton is a brother, and the other brothers are Frank [KRATHWOHL], Edward [KRATHWOHL], Phillip [KRATHWOHL]. Mrs. Berta CAPLE and Mrs. Pearl KAYLOR are sisters.
The husband survives, as do three sons, Clarence [WERNER] of Rochester and Lloyd [WERNER] and Charles [WERNER] at home; and four daughters, Mrs. Talford (Sylvia) RICHARDSON and Mrs. Russel (Gertrude) OVERMYER of South Bend, and Clara [WERNER] and Pearl [WERNER] at home. Two of her children are dead.
Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday, it is expected.

Mrs. Dora STAFFORD, age 68, of Shelbyville, Ind., died Sunday night at 9:45 at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. W. RINEHART, west of Rochester. She had been ill, at the Rinehart home, since last September and death was due to complication of diseases. Her body was taken Monday afternoon to Shelbyville for burial and was accompanied by Mrs. C. W. BERG, of Chicago, and Mrs. Rinehart.

Mrs. Nancy E. PALMER, age 82, of Macy, who died Wednesday, was interred Friday afternoon in Plainview cemetery after services at the Macy Christian Church. Complications resulting from pneumonia caused death. The deceased had been ill three or four years. She had been a lifelong resident of Allen township, Miami county.
Mrs. Palmer [Nancy E. PACKARD] was the daughter of Ira and Eliza BRYANT PACKARD and the widow of Wilson PALMER, who died nearly ten years ago.
The deceased is survived by a son, Charles [PALMER] of Richmond, Ind., a daughter, Mrs. Jessie PALMER of Macy; three brothers, William [PACKARD] of Adamsboro, Ind., Ira [PACKARD] of Montana, and Dwight [PACKARD] of Bradford, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Laura B. RANTZ of Swanville, Minnesota; four great-grandchildren and three grandchildren, Mrs. Sam FOOR of Macy, Mrs. Alva McCARTER, Macy, and Clark PALMER, Richmond, Indiana.

Tuesday, February 23, 1926

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Martin WERNER will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge.

Wednesday, February 24, 1926

Mrs. William ROBINSON, age 65, prominent resident of two miles west of Leiters Ford, died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness since last September. Complications resulting from an operation undergone at that time are given as the cause of death.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by the husband and all of their nine children. There are Lee [ROBINSON] of Logansport; William [ROBINSON] and Mrs. George EMLEY of Huntington; Lloyd [ROBINSON] of Winamac; Donald [ROBINSON] of Austin, Indiana; Mrs. Ray WOLFRAM of Monterey; Mrs. May COPELAND of Elkhart; L. A. [ROBINSON] of Delong; and June [ROBINSON] at home.
The deceased had lived in Fulton county approximately 35 years. She was born near Star City on Jan. 12, 1861. She was Finette CRAGAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick CRAGAN.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Gleaners and of the Methodist Episcopal church of Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be held at the Leiters Ford Methodist church at 10 o'clock Friday morning, the Rev. ADAMS officiating.

Mrs. Elizabeth JOHNSON, 86, died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home in Leiters Ford. She had been ill three years. Her husband, who preceded her in death some years ago, formerly operated the Leiters Ford elevator. Mrs. Johnson had no children, but reared two.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, but the funeral probably will be held Friday afternoon.

William MERLEY, 85, formerly a resident of near Leiters Ford, who for the past year had lived with his son, Oliver [MERLEY], at Huntington, died there Wednesday morning of gangrene, according to reports reaching here. The body will be returned to Leiters Ford for funeral services Friday afternoon and burial.
Surviving Mr. Merley are the children, Ernestine [MERLEY], of Akron; Neva CRABBS of Kewanna, and George [MERLEY] and Oliver MERLEY of Huntington. The deceased's wife, who was Mary MOSSMAN, died some years ago.

Thursday, February 25, 1926

H. P. APT, an uncle of Mrs. J. D. BONINE of this city and former resident of Kewanna, died in Michigan. His body was sent to Kewanna where funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Apt has many relatives in this county.

Friday, February 26, 1926

Albert Dale FRY, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey FRY of Fulton, died at 1 a.m. Friday of whooping cough and pneumonia. The parents, four little brothers and two sisters survive him. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, probably at the home, with burial in the Fulton cemetery. Many cases of whooping cough are reported from the Fulton vicinity.

Mrs. Rowena SENSEBAUGH, 76, who resided six miles west of Rochester, near Loyal, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl CHATMAN, died Wednesday afternoon of complications incident to old age. Mrs. Sensebaugh was a very well known resident of the county, especially for her activity in giving readings at public affairs. Last year, on Rally Day, at the Baptist Church in Rochester, Mrs. Sensebaugh favored with one of her readings.
Rowena BAKER, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan BAKER, and was a native of West Virginia, having been born in that state March 16, 1847 She came to this county when she was about 21 years old. She married Josiah Kennedy SENSEBAUGH, who died two years ago.
Mrs. Sensebaugh was a charter member of the Harrison Center United Brethren church of near Mentone. Funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Seven children survive the deceased. There are Mrs. CHATMAN, Mrs. F. M. BAKER in Minnesota, Harry [SENSEBAUGH] and Charles SENSEBAUGH of Warsaw, Mrs. Orley HUDSON of Etna Green, Alden SENSEBAUGH of Argos, and Curtis SENSEBAUGH, of Kalana, Washington.

Joseph HEETER, 77, of Winamac, uncle of Mrs. Mary TOBEY of East Thirteenth street, Rochester, and well known in this community, died at 2 o'clock Friday morning at the home of his son, Charles [HEETER]. Heart trouble was the cause of death, which followed several months illness. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the home in Winamac.

Elizabeth WILLIAMS JOHNSON was born on a farm in Illinois, August 9, 1840. She departed this life February 22, 1926, aged 85 years, 6 months and 13 days.
She with her husband moved from Tar Hill, Illinois to Leiters Ford years ago. About 29 years past her husband departed for the world beyond. Having no children, they adopted two, a boy and a girl. Both these have departed for the better world.
During the past several years she has been a sufferer. Her faith in God helped her to bear much. Her hope was sure, . . . .
She leaves one brother, French WILLIAMS of Joplin, Mo., and one niece, Miss S. E. SKENE, of Eugene, Oregon. . . . .
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. H. L. ADAMS at the Leiters Ford M.E. church, Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 27, 1926

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Monday, March 1, 1926

Mrs. William WHITTINGHILL, formerly Miss Addie BRIGHT of Akron, died at 1 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her brother, W. C. BRIGHT, in Akron. She had been making her home at White Bluff, Tennessee. Influenza, which set in last November, developed into tuberculosis, the latter causing the death of Mrs. Whittinghill. She was 46 years old.
A one and one-half year old son, Robert [WHITTINGHILL], of Mrs. Whittinghill, died a week ago Sunday of Pneumonia.
Addie Bright was born in April, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BRIGHT. She was a member of the Akron Methodist church, and attended the Christian church at White Bluff. The mother survives, as does the husband of the deceased; the brother; a sister, Ethel BRIGHT; and four children, Lawrence [WHITTINGHILL], Millard [WHITTINGHILL], Hester [WHITTINGHILL] and Esther [WHITTINGHILL].
Mrs. Whittinghill was brought to Akron Friday from White Bluff, her home for several years since she left Akron.

Lafayette DUMBAULD, bachelor of near Tiosa, died Monday morning at 2 o'clock at his home of old age and complications. He was 82 years old in January and had lived in this county most of his life.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Tiosa Lutheran church, the Rev. Paul MADER in charge

Miss Mary KELLER died Monday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wesley THOMPSON, at Akron. Old age was given as the cause of death. Miss Keller wqs 85 years of age. She had been ill but a few days.

George BARNHART, 74, of Twelve Mile, a brother of Henry A. BARNHART of this city, passed away early Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Truman MURDEN, following a stroke which left his mind impaired. Death had been expected for several days and he sank rapidly since last Thursday when he unexpectedly collapsed. He had been injured by a fall which occurred about three weeks ago but had been improving and this evidently brought on other complications.
Mr. Barnhart was well known in Rochester, where he had visited many times. He was born at the old Barnhart home at Twelve Mile and was the oldest child in the family. Later he established his own home on a farm near Hoover's Station where he lived until his wife passed away and then moved to Twelve Mile where he resided since. He was a director in the bank there and was interested in several enterprises.
He is survived by three sons, Clarence [BARNHART], Charles [BARNHART] and Walter [BARNHART], all in California, and a daughter, Mrs. Edith MURDEN, of Twelve Mile; by one brother, Henry BARNHART, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. A. S. HOFFMAN of near Macy and Mrs. Jake LEFFEL, of Pontiac, Michigan. A brother, Marvin BARNHART, died two years ago in Chicago.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when the sons and Henry Barnhart who are in California are heard from.

Columbia City, Ind., March 1. -- Mr. and Mrs. H. Lamon FOSTER, 75 and 67 years old, respectively, were found dead in the living room of their home here Friday night, apparently victims of gas from a stove in which coke was burned.
Dr. Alice WILLIAMS, coroner, had not held an autopsy, but it is believed the couple had been dead since Wednesday afternoon, as neither was seen by neighbors since Wednesday morning.
Although the back door of the home was found unlocked, there is no sign of violence, according to officials, and no evidence of poisoning from food, except that the couple was found only a few feet from the table at which they had recently eaten.
Mr. Foster is a retired farmer, well known in the county. Surviving are four children, Otto [FOSTER], Edward [FOSTER] and Leonard FOSTER and Mrs. Norma SOUDER, all of Columbia City.
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Mrs. Fred TIPTON of this city is a niece of the couple.

Tuesday, March 2, 1926

The funeral of the late George BARNHART, of Twelve Mile, will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Church of the Brethren at Mexico, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. O. W. ROUCH of South Bend will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Word has been received from Henry A. BARNHART, a brother of the deceased, that he is confined to his bed room at Long Beach, California, due to his recent illness and that he will be unable to make the trip home for the funeral.

Mrs. Harvey BROWN, age 48, of Columbia City, sister of Mrs. Mary RAUSCH and Miss Katherine HECK of this city, died Tuesday morning at nine o'clock of apoplexy. She had been stricken some time ago, and last Thursday received another stroke.
The husband, son, Fred [BROWN], the two sisters here; three sisters in Columbia City, Mrs. Louise McCAY, Mrs. Emma KILER and Mrs. Edward EDGAR and a sister in Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Frank NESS, survive.

Wednesday, March 3, 1926

Funeral services for Miss Mary KELLAR, age 85, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. THOMPSON, Monday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Saint's church in Akron.

Thursday, March 4, 1926

The Rev. Paul G. MADER, who conducts services in the Tiosa and Rochester Lutheran churches, has been called to his home in Cincinnati by the death of his father, Conrad MADER, age 73. No services will be held in either of the churches under the Rev. Mader's charge because of this.
The elder Mr. Mader had been ill for several years, suffering very much. He was afflicted with a number of diseases - heart trouble, asthma and complications. He had been very low for some time.

Arthur SHIREMAN of this city received a telegram Thursday stating his sister, Mrs. Bertha McCALIPP, 30, had died Wednesday afternoon, at Battle Creek, Michigan. The message stated the body was being shipped to South Bend, and that it would be brought to Rochester for burial.
Surviving the deceased are the husband, two brothers - Arthur [SHIREMAN], and Edward [SHIREMAN] of Logansport, and two children by a former marriage - Walter EASTERDAY of Battle Creek, Mich., and Chloris EASTERDAY of West Bay, Wisconsin.

Gabriel T. YODER, 57, of 8 miles east of Logansport, died Wednesday night, after several months illness. He was a brother of Mrs. James KEPLER and Mrs. Charles KEPLER of Rochester, and of John YODER of Macy.
Son of Benjamin and Sarah YODER, the deceased was born near Denver, Ind., April 17, 1868. He had lived in Cass county twenty years. The widow, who was Ida BOWMAN, survives, as do two sons, Medford [YODER] and Charles [YODER] of Logansport; four daughters, Mrs. Perry BOWMAN of Lewisburg, Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER of Logansport and Josephine [YODER] and Helen [YODER] at home; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer LEFFEL of Denver and Mrs. C. H. DEVAULT of South Dakota, in addition to the two named in the first paragraph; and three brothers, George [YODER] of Iowa, Ben [YODER] of Peru, and John [YODER].
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon in the Eel River chapel near Mexico. Burial in Eel River cemetery.

Friday, March 5, 1926

Orion D. VAWTER, age 61, who had spent the last three summers at his cottage, "Comfy Cabin," on Wolf's Point, died Thursday after a few days illness at a hospital in Moberly, Mo., where he had gone to spend the winter with his son, Clarence [VAWTER].
Mr. Vawter was a retired foreman of the Wabash railroad shops, was a Royal Arch Mason and member of the Master Mechanics. Edward R. VAWTER and Alfred A. VAWTER of this city are brothers of the deceased. Mrs. Harold WOODCOX of this city is a sister, and another sister, Mrs. Arthur WOODFIELD, lives at Indianapolis. Two grandchildren also survive him.
Johnson county, near Franklin, was the birthplace of Mr. Vawter. He was born Dec. 11, 1865, the son of Benjamin and Sarah VAWTER. He came to Rochesteer from Roanoke. He was united in marriage to Lilly JONES of Huntington on April 26, 1888. His wife died Dec. 14, 1924.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the Roanoke Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. M. O. HERMAN of Rochester in charge.

The funeral of Bertha May McCALIPP, 37, who died Wednesday, will be held at the home here of Arthur SHIREMAN, 130 East Fifth street at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Citizens' cemetery. The Rev. H. O. BUTLER will officiate.
Mrs. McCalipp's death was sudden. She died a few minutes after dinner Wednesday evening, when seized by an attack of neuralgia of the heart as she was sitting in a chair.
Bertha SHIREMAN, daughter of Frank and Martha SHIREMAN, was born at Twelve Mile, May 18, 1888.

Saturday, March 6, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, March 8, 1926

Charles SCHINDLER of this city, has received word that his sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank SCHINDLER, had died at West Carrolton, Ohio.

Three deaths in the county were reported over the week-end. Mrs. Jane GAULT and George HARRISON died in the city, and Mrs. William Anthony PONTIUS, of one and one-half miles west of the city died.
Mrs. William Anthony PONTIUS died at 3:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon of cancer of the liver and of the stomach. She had been very ill since November. She was sixty-three years old.
Harriet Katherine YOUNG was born June 24, 1862, in Stark county, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth YOUNG. She had lived at her late home just west of this city five years, having come here from Akron. She had married William Anthony PONTIUS at Akron in 1880.
The husband survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. Arnold PRIEST of near this city and Mrs. Alice MILLOW of Akron; three brothers, Alonzo [YOUNG] of Akron, Francis M. [YOUNG] of Akron, Calvin [YOUNG] of Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Alice MARTIN of Ridgefarm, Ill., and Mrs. Ida KING of Peru; three grandchildren, Robert [PRIEST], Donald [PRIEST] and Annabelle PRIEST.
There will be a short funeral service at the house at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and funeral

services at the Methodist church in Akron at 2 o'clock, the Rev. WERHLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

George HARRISON, 68, died at 7:45 o'clock Monday morning of dropsy and complications, at the home of Mrs. Ben MILLER, his sister, on West Third street.
Mr. Harrison had been born in Ohio, but had lived for many years in this community. Mrs. Charles ROBERTSON of Lake Manitou is a daughter, as is Mrs. SIMONS of Andrews, Ind., in Huntington county.
Funeral arrangements had not been made.

Mrs. Jane GAULT, whose home was at Urbana, Illinois, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. James MASON, 1601 Main street of complications. She had been ill for six months. She was 61 years and 28 days old.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Mason residence, the Rev. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made at Grass Creek.

Tuesday, March 9, 1926

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 10, 1926

Abraham BARNES dropped dead in his home at Macy at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, presumably of heart trouble, as he was approaching the breakfast table. He was 82 years old, and had lived practically his entire life at Macy. He was born near that place, the son of Dr. John and Nancy BARNES. He had never married, having resided with a sister, Miss Martha BARNES, now the only surviving of several children.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home, the Rev. RICHARDSON of the Macy M.E. church officiating.

Funeral services for Mr. DeVon MORRETT, age 28, of Elkhart, formerly of Akron, who committed suicide, were held Tuesday morning at the Church of God in Akron.

Funeral services for Mrs. A. PONTIUS of Rochester, formerly of Akron, were held Tuesday afternoon at the M.E. church in Akron.

Well known woman to many people of Fulton County, succumbs after a period of illness of six months.
Death claimed Mrs. Jane GAULT, last Saturday at 6 p.m., at the home of her sister, Mrs. James MASON, South Main street, with whom she had been for the past three months. The patience and sweetness of her whole life were an example of Christian fortitude that makes a lasting impression on her many friends. The funeral, which was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James MASON, was attended by many sorrowing relatives and friends. Interment was made in the Grass Creek Cemetery. Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester, Ind., assisted by Rev. Roy GARNER, United Brethren pastor at Antioch and Burton churches conducted the obsequies in an impressive manner. The following obituary was read:
Jane [VanMETER], the daughter of William and Rebecca VanMETER, was born in Wayne Township, Fulton County, February 8 1865, and died at Rochester, Ind., March 6, 1926, aged 61 years, and 26 days.
She received her education in the Fulton County schools and at the Indiana State Normal, Terre Haute, Ind., and was a very successful teacher for many years both in Pulaski and Fulton counties.
Was united in marriage to James GAULT, Urbana Ill., Oct. 26, 1902, and who preceded her to the land beyond seven years.
From her earliest childhood she was always a member of Sunday School, and made a public confession of her faith in her girlhood days. She first united with the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek, and after taking up her residence in Urbana, Ill., united with the First Methodist Episcopal Church there.
She lived a consistent christian life and was closely identified with all the organizations of the Church and was a regular attendant of all the services.
Mrs. Gault was a woman of strong character, posessing the sterling qualities of honesty and industry and unswervingly true to her convictions of right and unhesitating in her adherence to duty. Kind and affectionate in her home, hospitable and considerate to her friends, her departure will be keenly felt.
Of a naturally quiet disposition the closing weeks of her life suffering as she was, she bore it all patiently and resignedly with an implicit faith to those around her.
She leaves to mourn her departure, two brothers and two sisters: William VanMETER, Centerton, Ark., Hugh VanMETER, Fulton, Ind., Mary RICHARDSON, San Francisco, Cal., and Rachel [MASON], wife of James MASON, Rochester, Ind., and hosts of friends in Fulton Co., Indiana and Urbana, Ill., where she has resided the past 23 years. . . .
Among those present from a distance were:
Mrs. G. W. EXTON, Urbana, Ill., Miss Alberta GAULT, Panfield, Ill., Mrs. R. L. DAVIS, Callison, Ill., Mr. Wm. SNELL, and daughter, Hildabelle [SNELL], and Mrs. Grace BABCOCK, Flora, Ind., Mrs. Henry HIZER and Mr. and Mrs. Mathew JONES, Grass Creek, Mr. and Mrs. HUDKINS, Kewanna, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson ROUCH, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn BERRY, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh VanMETER, and daughter, Gladys [VanMETER], and son, Charles [VanMETER], and Mr. and Mrs. George VanMETER, Fulton.

Thursday, March 11, 1926

Elkhart, Ind., March 11. -- "I'm leaving this world because of family troubles. I hope friends will forgive me for doing this."
Charles DeVon MORRETT, age 32, New York Central brakeman, wrote these words on a slip of paper, laid the note on the table in the dining room of his home, soaked a sponge of absorbent cotton in chloroform and weighted it over his nose and went to bed.
On Sunday morning Everett MORRETT, his brother, went to the home to pay Charles a visit. He found the body there. Coroner Eugene HEIDEMAN called it suicide.
The man's act climaxed a series of domestic disputes and quarrels, according to relatives.
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Morrett, formerly of Akron, was known here. The News-Sentinel headline Wednesday erred in stating "Woman Who Committed Suicide - - -,"

Friday, March 12, 1926

Friends in Leiters Ford Friday received word of the death of George W. POLLEY, 66, a former resident of the Leiters Ford neighborhood, which occurred Thursday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira HANKINS of Warren, Ohio. The body will be shipped to Leiters Ford where the funeral will be held from the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The deceased is survived by his daughter and one son, Loyal [POLLEY], of Warren, Ohio. Mrs. Polley died several years ago.

Wabash, Ind., March 12. -- Dale MARTINDALE, 68, farmer of near Roann, died Wednesday at Michigan City, where he was serving a 14 to 21 year sentence on a charge of criminal attack on a 15-year-old orphan girl, Geneva SAMPSON who was employed as a domestic in his home.
The body was taken last night to the old Martindale home in Roann and funeral services will be held in that town. Since Mr. Martindale left a year ago for Michigan City, his wife, who refused to believe him guilty has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John MILLER, of near Urbana.
Mr. Martindale died after an illness of a few weeks from heart and liver affection.
The young girl who was mentioned in the case had been an inmate of the Mexico Orphans' home in Miami county and had been employed to work at the Martindale home, Mrs. Martindale being an invalid and unable to walk.
Mr. Martindale's death is in accordance with what he himself prophesied when he left for prison.
Harry KOHR, an ex-deputy sheriff, was charged with the same offense in connection with two girls from the orphans home. Immediately aftter Martindale's verdict was rendered, Kohr took a change of venue, pleaded guilty and received only a six months' sentence at the penal farm. The apparent unfairness of this brought Martindale a good deal of sympathy.

Saturday, March 13, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, March 15, 1926

Acute indigestion is believed by County Coroner C. B. HIATT to have caused the death of William LOPP, age about 60, a laborer, whose body was found Sunday in bed at the home of C. B. MILLER near Delong, where he had been residing. Mr. Lopp's demise [occurred] sometime Saturday night, it is believed.
Mr. Miller had gone away, and his two children, aged eight years and five years, had played about the house unknowing that Mr. Lopp was dead, until Mr. Miller returned.
Mr. Lopp was a widower. He had been employed for three or four years in road work by the Gasts of Akron. He had lived for a long time in this county in the vicinity of Monterey.
Elmer LOPP of near Lakeville is a half-brother, and a brother-in-law lives at Ober. No other relatives are known about.

Tuesday, March 16 1926

Clyde Baker STOCKDALE, 49, at one time the owner of the Rochester Canning company, died at 10:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home at Denver after an illness of about two months with Bright's disease. He was once a candidate for joint state representative. The deceased came from Tipton county about eleven years ago and followed farming near Denver for several years after which he became engaged in the real estate business which he followed until the time of becoming ill.
The deceased was the son of William E. and Florence (LEE) STOCKDALE and was born in Tipton county February 21, 1877, being past 49 years of age. He is survived by his mother who lives at Tipton and the wife, Mrs. Alta Mary (ADAIR) with whom he was united in marriage in 1897. The children are Mrs. Agnes THOENNES and Curtis [STOCKDALE], Leon [STOCKDALE], Bernice [STOCKDALE], Fred [STOCKDALE], James [STOCKDALE] and Elza STOCKDALE, all of Denver. There are three brothers, Omer STOCKDALE of Indianapolis, Harry STOCKDALE of Jonesboro, and Park STOCKDALE of Elwood. The remains will be taken to Tipton for interment but the time of the funeral has not been arranged.

Wednesday, March 17, 1926

Walter BROWN, aged 43 years, died Wednesday, March 17th at 4:30 a.m. at his home near South Mud lake of pneumonia, having been ill about a week.
He was the son of William and Martha A. (GREGORY) BROWN, and was born near South Mud lake Dec. 10, 1882.
Dec. 24, 1908 he was united in marriage with Miss Blanche CRIFORD at Areola, Illinois. To this union were born four sons, the two eldest being twins.
Besides the wife and children, he is survived by the parents, five brothers and one sister, namely: John Delbert [BROWN], South Mud lake; William E. [BROWN], Elwood; Mary Esther [BROWN], Logansport; Arthur Lee [BROWN] south of Macy; and Charles E. [BROWN], South Mud lake.
He was a member of the Macy Methodist church and not only professed christianity but also practiced it. The community has lost a splendid citizen and the deep-felt sympathy of all is extended to the family.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Mr. Brown was a member of the I.O.O.F. and at time of death was Noble Grand of the Macy Chapter.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon in the Macy Christian church. Burial will be at Macy.

Thursday, March 18, 1926

[no obits]

Friday, March 19, 1926

Mrs. Harvey LEIGHTY, 62, well known resident of Akron, died at her home there about one o'clock Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness. Death resulted from cancer of the stomach. The Leighty family moved to Akron from Milford about three years ago and were quite prominent in the community.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey [LEIGHTY], and three children by a former marriage, Mrs. Otto BRANT, Ft. Wayne, Claude McGOWEN, Ligoneer, and Ross McGOWEN, Ft. Wayne.
The funeral will be held at the home with burial at Lessburg, but the time has not yet been set.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Walter BUTLER in a hospital at South Bend. No details were learned and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Saturday, March 20, 1926

John SHEILD, 61, well known resident of the Mud Lake neighborhood, died Friday evening about seven o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He lived on his farm near South Mud Lake. He was born in Grange [sic] county and was a member of the K. of P. lodge of Fulton.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle SHEILD, two daughters, Mrs. Hazel JAMES, of Chilo, Ohio, and Agnes SHEILD, at home, and two brothers and four sisters who live at Marion.
Short services will be held at the home Monday morning. The body will then be taken to Marion where services will be held and the burial made. Rev. LIVENGOOD of Fulton will conduct the services here.

Monday, March 22, 1926

Mrs. Amanda WILKINSON, of East Twelfth street, Rochester, fifty-seven years old, died of complications after an illness of three months. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Hoover's chapel. Burial will be in the Citizens' cemetery. Three sons survive the deceased. They are Roy [WILKINSON] of Iowa, Harry [WILKINSON] of Ohio and Ralph [WILKINSON] of Rochester.

Mrs. Wesley (KELLER) THOMPSON of Akron, a widow, died Sunday afternoon of complications attending old age. The funeral will be held Tuesday at one o'clock at the Saint's church at Akron. She was 72 years of age. Stanton THOMPSON of South Bend, Mack THOMPSON of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. George BRIGHT of Akron and Mrs. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron are surviving children. One son, Byron [THOMPSON], is dead.

Craig ESTABROOK nearly 75 years old, died Sunday at the home of Samuel SWARTWOOD. He was born in Cass county, Indiana, on April 24, 1851, son of Henry and Mary ESTABROOK. The funeral will be held at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Val Zmmerman's morgue, the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in Indian Creek cemetery, Cass county. Mr. Estabrook had been a laborer.

Tuesday, March 23, 1926

Mrs. Thomas W. MURDEN, who lived here for many years, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning, March 22, 1926 at her home, 822 North Walnut street, Plymouth, after a short illness, age 72 years, seven months and 18 days. Pneumonia caused death.

She was born in Wyandotte county, Ohio, June 4, 1853. Her father died June 18, 1908. She married Thomas W. MURDEN some four years ago, and he died July 14, 1925. She formerly was Mrs. D. A. RANNELLS.
Surviving are a son, Fred RANNELLS, of West Madison St., Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Emma RALSTON of Rochester two brothers, Alfred L. FINNEY, of Jackson, Mich., and Nathan FINLEY, of Huntington, Ind. A sister, Mrs. Laura Bell TRAINER, died April 12, 1925.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, with burial in Oak Hill.
Mrs. Murden was a member of the Christian Church.

Peru, [Indiana]. Anna Regina DAWALT, 87 years old, a member of the first family to settle at the present site of Denver, died Monday in the home that was built there at that time and in which she has lived for fifty-three years. She was the widow of John DAWALT. Death occurred at 8 o'clock this morning following an illness of but twelve days duration of diseases peculiar to advanced years. The deceased was born in Pottsville, Pa., on September 13, 1838. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Mary E. FRY and Mrs. Sarah C. REAM both of Denver. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church.

Wednesday, March 24, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. SMITH went to Twelve Mile Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Smith's father, Charles KINGERY, who died Saturday at the age of 90 years, having been born March 15, 1836, in Virginia. He was married twice, being bereft of both companions.
To the first union were born three children, Riley KINGERY and Mrs. Anny REISE, both of Twelve Mile, and Mrs. A. R. SMITH, who resides near Macy. To the last union was born one son, Thomas KINGERY, of Twelve Mile.
Besides the children he is survived by twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Skinner's Chapel at Twelve Mile Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Thursday, March 25, 1926

Charles Omer EDMINSTER, well known former railroad man of this city, lately of Peru, died in a hospital at Logansport Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock following an illness of two years. Death was caused from paralysis.
Mr. Edminster was the son of the late Jerome and Catherine EDMINSTER and was born in Fulton county April 1, 1870, his age being nearly fifty-six years. He was united in marriage at Rochester with Miss Dora MOORE in 1903.
The wife and two children, a son and daughter, Maurice [EDMINSTER] and Helen EDMINSTER survive. One brother, William EDMINSTER, of Kokomo, also survives. Mr. Edminster was a railroad man in the employ of the Lake Erie railroad until an unfortunate accident about ten years ago and since which time he has never been in good health.
The remains were taken to Peru Wednesday evening.
Funeral services will be held from the family residence in Peru Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The Rev. E. D. HUFF of the First Baptist church will have charge of the services and the interment will be in Mount Hope cemetery, Peru.

Mrs. Clara CARR SLIFE, age 62, died Tuesday afternoon at her home near Claypool, Ind., after an illness of ten days with complications. Mrs. Slife was born near Rochester, May 12th, 1863, and on February 6th, 1895, was married to David F. SLIFE.
She is survived by the husband, two sons and four daughters: Orval D. [SLIFE], of Claypool, and Cleo M. [SLIFE], of Elkhart; Mrs. Merley DAWSON, of Rochester, Mrs. Joseph DUFF, Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Dale MILLER, all of Claypool. There are three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Lucinda DILLMAN of Akron, Ind., Mrs. Alice BECK of Argos, Ind., and Mrs. Rhodie CATES, of Burrows, Ind., Frank [CARR] and Alfred CARR of Olympia, Washington, Benton L. CARR of North Dakota.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Slife home.

Friday, March 26, 1926

Burns received when her clothing caught fire nearly two weeks ago proved fatal Friday to Marjorie BALL, age 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon BALL of Twelve Mile. The girl died at the Cass County hospital, after it had been thought she could recover. She suffered a relapse.
The fatal accident occurred March 13 when the little girl was in the woods with her father, where underbrush was being cleared by burning. When her clothing caught fire, the girl ran to her home about one-half mile away.
The girl is survived by the parents, two sisters and a brother.

Mrs. Lucinda WILDERMUTH, age 80, died at 8 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John LAIDLAW on West Thirteenth street. She had been ill three weeks with a complication of diseases.
The deceased was the daughter of George and Lucinda ZABST and was born in Ohio, April, 1845. She came to Indiana with her parents when very young. She later married the Rev. William WILDERMUTH.
Two daughters survive, Mrs. LAIDLAW and Mrs. Jerome SWIHART of Elkhart. One son died in infancy.
Mrs. Wildermuth was a member of the Evangelical church.
Funeral services will be private, at the house Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. M. O. HERMAN will conduct the services. The body will lie in state from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Mrs. Addie H. COLEMAN, 406 East Second street, Peru, a cousin of Mrs. Calder ALSPACH and of Mrs. B. F. SHEWARD of Rochester, died in Peru, Thursday afternoon. Her death, which was sudden, was due to heart trouble. Several children, in northern Indiana and Michigan, survive.

Conner BATTENBURG, formerly of near Fulton, died last week at the age of 76 years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. KLEPINGER, of two and one-half miles north of Claypool on the Dixie Highway. Mr. Battenburg had been in ill health for the past four years and death was due to complications.
He was born Sept. 13, 1849 in Dearborn county, Indiana. Last November the Battenburgs moved to Silver Lake.
While there Mrs. Battenburg fell, broke her hip and was not able to be at her husband's bedside at the time of his death and could not go to the cemetery for the burial.

Miss Harriet E. GORDON, 80, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Frank BENNETT of Logansport, Thursday morning, March 18th, at seven o'clock. She had suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week before. She had made her home with the Bennetts for the past ten years. She was an aunt of Harry [HILL] and J. J. HILL of Fulton and was very well known in that locality. The funeral was held at the Metea Baptist church. Interment was made in the adjacent cemetery.

Saturday, March 27, 1926 and Monday, March 29, 1926

[no obits]

Tuesday, March 30, 1926

Mrs. Etta SINGER PHILLIPS, wife of Fremont PHILLIPS, died Sunday afternoon at 12:20 at the residence four miles southwest of Kewanna in Fulton county. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Nolan HENDERSON, 1807 East Market street, Logansport.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Kewanna Baptist church, conducted by Rev. RAY. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services for George METZ, who died Saturday at his home in Warsaw, were held Tuesday morning. The funeral party left his residence for Talma at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. Burl CANDLER, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated. Burial was made at the Talma cemetery.

Mrs. W. F. WHEADON of this city today received a telegram stating her sister, Mrs. Abby BRUNDAGE, age 82, had died Sunday in a hospital at Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Brundage fell three months ago and sustained a fracture of a hip, and since that time has lain in a cast in a hospital. The body will be sent to Aurora, Ill., the family home, for burial. Mrs. Brundage has visited here on several occasions. A sister lives in Aurora and one in Mobile, Alabama.

Wednesday, March 31, 1926

Leverne GILBERT, 27, a graduate of the Fulton High School, recently living near Chili, died there Monday of pneumonia. He was the son of Frank and Kate GILBERT. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.

Jean Maxine [REED], the year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman REED of Fulton has died, a victim of whooping cough and pneumonia. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Fulton U. B. church. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery. The parents and three sisters survive the deceased.

Thursday, April 1, 1926

Mrs. Barbara SISSEL, wife of Calvin SISSEL, residing two miles west and one mile north of Argos, passed away Monday evening, after a long illness with tuberculosis. She was 38 years, 7 months and 23 days old. She is survived by her husband and six children, the oldest one about

fourteen years old. Funeral services were held in St. Michael's church, Plymouth, at ten o'clock Thursday morning.

Friday, April 2, 1926

[no obits]

Saturday, April 3, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Donald FOGLESONG were called to Hammond, Sunday, on account of the death of her brother, Merle ZEIDERS. The deceased was a master mechanic on one of the many railroads entering that city and on account of a nervous breakdown took his own life by using a gun. Funeral services were held at his former home in Logansport, Wednesday afternoon. He was forty-four years of age and leaves to mourn their loss a wife and four children. -- Kewanna Herald.

Monday, April 5, 1926

Mondo J. BARKMAN, 40, a life long resident of this county died at his home six miles northeast of Rochester in Newcastle township at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning of pneumonia. The deceased had only been ill a week.
Mr. Barkman was born on a farm in Newcastle township November 13, 1885, the son of Bartley and Ellen BARKMAN. He was married twelve years ago to Beulah RUSSELL.
The deceased is survived by his mother, wife, son Chloris [BARKMAN], daughter Maleta [BARKMAN] and two brothers, Harley [BARKMAN] and Vern [BARKMAN] who live on farms in Newcastle township.
Mr. Barkman was a member of the Rochester Knights of Pythias lodge and the Gleaners lodge at Talma. Funeral services will be conducted from the Rochester Methodist church at 1 p.m. Wednesday with burial at Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens.
Rev. W. A. BENDER, of Tipton, will officiate.

Granville Chulton BROWN, 46, father of six children, all at home, died at 7 a.m. Monday morning at his home four and one-half miles northeast of Rochester in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood after a weeks illness caused by pneumonia superinduced by influenza.
Mr. Brown, who was born at Brookston, Indiana, on August 4, 1879, the son of James and Tisha BROWN, moved to this county with his family five years ago from Badger Grove, a small town in White county.
The deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters, Ruth [BROWN], Violet [BROWN] and Josephine [BROWN], three sons, James [BROWN], Frederick [BROWN] and Richard [BROWN], two sisters, Gertrude [BROWN] and Ethel [BROWN], both of Indianapolis, and a brother Millard [BROWN] of Brookston.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Masonic, Knights of Pythias and Woodmen lodges of Brookston and the Baptist church at Badger Grove. Pending word from the brother no funeral arrangements have been made.
Short services will be held at the home Wednesday morning at nine o'clock and the body will be taken to Brookston, Ind., where funeral services will be held at 2:30. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.

Mrs. Eva HARTER, 65, well known resident of Henry township, passed away Saturday forenoon at her home a mile west of Akron. Death came as the result of paralysis. She is survived by two sons, Howard HARTER of South Bend and Herbert HARTER of Akron, and two grandchildren, Reginald [HARTER] and Evelyn HARTER. Her husband, Andrew HARTER, preceded her in death. The funeral was held at the home Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 6, 1926

Martha Victoria Elizabeth ROSE, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth ROSE, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1842; entered celestial life April 5, 1926, at the home on East Ninth street, Rochester, Ind., age 83 years, 6 months, 8 days.
On March 4, 1858, Miss Maria V. E. Rose and Thomas Major BITTERS were united in marriage at Peru, Ind. To their union four children were born, Albert Wilson [BITTERS], Franklin Major [BITTERS] (deceased Jan. 12, 1862), Maggie Lillian [BITTERS], and Freddie M. [BITTERS] (deceased Oct. 16, 1879), Mrs. MILLER and Albert W. being last surviving members of the family.
In October, 1873, the husband, wife, son and daughter, became citizens of Rochester, Major BITTERS being editor and founder of the Rochester Daily Republican. He passed to higher life April 5, 1902, and it is indeed strange and unusual that on the same date, 1926, each at the closing of day, the reunion in the house not made with hands should be appointd as the anniversary for their happiness in supernal life. Only for those who survive will the Easter time hold double cause for regret, yet how momentous the thought that only a brief sojourn intervenes between the now and then, when the broken family circle will be reunited.
In early life Mrs. Bitters was identified with the Methodist Episcopal church, and about 1883 both husband and wife became Spiritualists, and in that trust continued in their walks to the end. The deceased was a lover of beautiful and true, never leaving the straight and narrow way which leadeth unto light and life, holding fast the lessons taught by the Teacher of men in all that we know as sublime and good. The best attestation of a pure life, faithfully followed is her host of friends who grieve over her temporal separation, and these true souls are as sweet perfume to the relatives who remain yet awhile in flesh. She was a member of the Relief Corps, Daughters of Rebekah, and the Progressive Club.
The funeral services will be held at the home, East Ninth street, Thursday, 2:00 p.m., Dr. Will J. NICUM, of Dayton, Ohio, presiding, assisted by Rev. W. J. NIVEN, of First Baptist church and Manitou Quartette. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William Henry SPENCER, 82, died at his home at 631 Monroe street at 5 p.m. Monday afternoon after a six months illness due to complications incident to old age. The deceased had lived in this city since he was 14 years old.
Mr. Spencer was born in New York City on July 5, 1843 and was the son of James and Mary SPENCER. By occupation he was a carpenter and a contractor having superintended the construction of many of the buildings which are now standing on Main street.
Mr. Spencer was a member of the McClung Grand Army post of this city having served three years in the Civil war with a company which was recruited in Fulton county.
The deceased was married twice. His only survivor is his second wife who was Miss Nancy J. TERRY whom he married on May 18, 1904. Pending word from distant friends in New York state, the time of the funeral has not been set.
Funeral services, however, will be in charge of McClung post directed by the chaplin, The Rev. H. A. BUTLER. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Mrs. Samantha HOFFMAN, 67, died at her home 1031 Pontiac street late Monday afternoon after a lingering illness presumably caused by cancer. As the deceased was a believer in the Christian Science faith Coroner C. B. HIATT of Kewanna was called. He had not filed his report by late Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Hoffman [Samantha SHRIVER] was born in Stark county, Ohio on August 28, 1858 and was one of seven children born to Daniel and Eliza SHRIVER. With her parents, she moved to this county when quite young, her father having leased a farm near Athens.
When 25 years of age the deceased married Joseph HOFFMAN and moved to Peru, where her husband was employed as a carpenter. Fifteen years ago the Hoffmans moved back to this county building a home in Best View Park on the East side of Lake Manitou, where they resided until six months ago, when they purchased the Joseph LEVI property on Pontiac St., and moved to this city.
Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Charles BALLINGER of Athens, and Mrs. Charles McMAHON of Akron, and a brother, Allen [BALLINGER] of Athens. A daughter died when six weeks old. Funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren Church at Athens, Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

South Bend, Ind., April 6. -- Mrs. Nancy KNEBEL, 89, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tille CLARK, 115 N. Hill St., at 4 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Knebel had resided at the home of her daughter for the past five months, having come here from Kewanna, Ind.
She was born in Cass county, Ind., Sept. 5, 1836. Besides the daughter with whom she resided here, she is survived by one other daughter, Susanna COMPTON, Winamac, Ind., and three sons, Charles KNEBEL, Winamac, Schuyler KNEBEL, Winamac, and John W. KNEBEL of Kewanna.
The funeral will be held from the United Brethren church, Grass Creek, Ind. Burial will be in Round Lake cemetery of that place.

Wednesday, April 7, 1926

Ahijah B. DAY, 70, died at his home one and half mile northeast of Akron, at 4 a.m. Tuesday after being ill with heart trouble for the past two years. During this period Mr. Day suffered several slight strokes of apoplexy one occurring last week while he was operating a buzz saw. On this occasion, Mr. Day fell toward the teeth of the saw cutting his right hand severely.
The deceased was born on a farm in Henry township on June 7, 1855, and was one of six children born to Emery and Martha DAY. Mr. Day by occupation was a farmer and a sawyer.
Mr. Day is survived by his wife and four brothers, William [DAY], Frank [DAY] and Carrie [DAY] of Akron, and John [DAY] of Silver Lake. Funeral services will be held from the Akron M.E. Church Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. R. H. WERHLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. William CAVENDER, 76, a resident of the Mt. Hope neighborhood, died at one o'clock Wednesday morning at her home there. Death came as the result of complications. She had been seriously ill for about four weeks. She had lived in this community all of her life and was well known over the county.
She was born in Miami county and moved here with her parents.

She is survived by her husband, William CAVENDER, a son Ed [CAVENDER] who lives near the family home, and a daughter, Maude CAVENDER, Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church.
The funeral will be held Friday at the Mt. Hope church at two o'clock. Rev. H. L. ADAMS will officiate. Burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Frank M. DARRAH, of Logansport, Ind., and well known in this city, as he was a yearly visitor to Lake Manitou, died at his residence on Wheatland Ave., yesterday. Mr. Darrah is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mary DARRAH, and a brother, Wm. T. DARRAH, of Chicago. Mrs. Wm. H. "Dad" COOK, of this city, is a cousin to the deceased. Funeral will be held at the Wheatland Ave., Methodist church, Logansport, Thursday afternoon at 2:30.

Mrs. Marie BITTERS, who passed away Monday evening was survived in addition to immediate relatives by two great-grandchildren, John Allen DILLON and Virginia Alyce DILLON and by three grandchildren, Mrs. Clarence DILLON, Harry BITTERS and Earle MILLER.

Thursday, April 8, 1926

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Friday, April 9, 1926

Asbury S. HOFFMAN, age 67, died at two o'clock Friday afternoon at his home northwest of Macy, after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. John DUEY. Henry A. BARNHART of this city is a brother-in-law.

Mrs. Mary H. WILLIAMS, age 93, and a resident of Fulton County practically all her life, died Wednesday night at 10:45 at her home in Kewanna. Mrs. Williams had been in poor health for the past year and death was due to old age and complications. She [Mary H. HARROLD] was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis HARROLD, having been born in Pennsylvania on February 23rd 1833, and came with her parents to this county when seven years of age. For several years the Harrold family lived in the Mt. Zion neighborhood southeast of Rochester. She was married to Joseph T. WILLIAMS.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Laura CONRAD of Huron, South Dakota, Mrs. Mary STERN of Los Angeles, California, and three sons, A. D. WILLIAMS of Santa Barbara, California, S. L. WILLIAMS of Winamac and George WILLIAMS of Kewanna. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. REEDY in charge and burial was made in the Shaffer cemetery near Kewanna.

Short services will be held Sunday at 12:30 for the late William Henry SPENCER after which the body will be taken to the Nichols cemetery, northwest of Akron, where the funeral services will be held at the grave at two o'clock.

Saturday, April 10, 1926

Asbury S. HOFFMAN, 74, well known farmer and stock buyer who lived about two miles northwest of Macy, died Saturday afternoon at his home as the result of a complication of diseases with which he had been afflicted for the last five years. He had undergone several operations during that time but failed to get relief. About three weeks ago he became seriously ill and gradually became worse until the end. He was well known in Fulton and Miami counties.
He was born April 13, 1852 near Greenville, Ohio and was 74 years old just lacking four days at the time of his death. His parents were Andrew and Amanda HOFFMAN. He lived in the Macy community since 1872 coming there from New Waverly. On Nov. 19, 1874 he was married to Elizabeth BARNHART at Twelve Mile. He was a member of the Macy Christian church for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John DUEY, who lives near the home place, by two sisters, Mrs. Frances HAGENBUCK of Los Angeles, Cal. and Mrs. Florence BOOHER, of Coffeen, Ill. Two sons died in infancy. He is a brother-in-law of Henry A. BARNHART of Rochester.
Funeral Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Christian church at Macy with Rev. E. W. AKEMAN officiating. Burial at the Mexico cemetery.

William Franklin McELIATH, 54, 220 Bigger street, Mishawaka, for twenty years a resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka, Friday morning at 1:45 o'clock, after three days' illness of apoplexy. He was born in Culver, Ind., May 22, 1872, moving to Mishawaka six years ago from Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Mary [McELIATH], and the following children: Mrs. Della FAMMELSON of Chicago, Mrs. Max TUCKER, Elsie Florence [McELIATH] and Alvin McELIATH of South Bend. Funeral services will be held at the Forest G. Hays funeral chapel Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Ray BIRD officiating. The body will be taken to Delong for burial.

Mrs. Sarah Jane McCARTER, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert LEWIS, 2902-1/2 S. Michigan St., South Bend, at 9:40 o'clock Thursday night after a seven months illness of apoplexy. Mrs. McCarter moved to South Bend from Rochester eight years ago.
Besides the daughter with whom she lived, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. John DECKER and Mrs. Emanuel BROWN, both of Chicago. The body may be viewed at the Gaff funeral parlors in South Bend. The funeral for which arrangements have not been completed will be held here.

John ZEGAFUSE, age 65, prominent farmer died at nine o'clock Saturday morning at his home five miles west of Rochester in the Bearss neighborhood. Mr. Zegafuse has been ill for the past five weeks with erysipelas. He is survived by his wife. Particulars will be given in Monday's paper.

Elit SCHIPPER of Akron has received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. Emma SCHIPPER, 92 years old, who died at her home in Germany, March 16. She leaves six children, three in Germany, and three in America. Mr. Schipper visited his mother in Germany in 1911.

Short services will be held Sunday 15 12:30 at the Zimmerman undertaking parlors for the late William Henry SPENCER after which the body will be taken to the Nichols cemetery, northwest of Akron, where the funeral services will be held at the grave at two o'clock. Rev. H. E. BUTLER of this city will officiate.

Monday, April 12, 1926

Earl COWART, 27, formerly of Logansport, died suddenly at his home in Jacksonville, Fla. at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from paralysis of the heart. Mr. Cowart was well known in this city. He was the owner of the Cowart Roamer orchestra which played at Lake Manitou last fall.

John ICE, 21, son of George ICE, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the Northern Indiana Hospital at Logansport. Death was caused by general paralysis. The deceased was born in this city on July 12, 1904 and was the son of George and Etta ICE. Mr. Ice attended the Rochester public schools until his physical condition caused his withdrawal. He was taken to the Logansport hospital for treatment 18 months ago. During the past six months he has been bedfast. Mr. Ice is survived by his father and a brother Robert [ICE] of this city. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Anna MOORE on East Eighth street an aunt of the deceased, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Malissa JACKSON, 88, widow of "Cap" Albert JACKSON who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert PARIS of Brooklyn, N.Y., last Friday, were held from the Kewanna Methodist church Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. The deceased was a life long resident of Kewanna where her husband was a real estate dealer. Two years ago she went to make her home with her daughter. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughter, two sisters, Mrs. E. T. BLUE of Star City, and Mrs. Eliza NORDYKE of Howard, Kansas; also three step-children, Albert JACKSON of Rockford, Mrs. Jennie CANNON of Lafayette and Mrs. Harriet FRICK of Brookston.

Sheriff Fred CARR was called Sunday by the sheriff of Grant county to notify Mrs. Martha EILER that her sister, Miss Ella RAMSEY, was dead at the Grant county infirmary. The local official found that Mrs. Eiler was now living in Indianapolis and in turn notified police in that city to have Mrs. Eiler get in touch with the Grant county official.

E. J. "Jack" LEMAN, salesman, and former owner of Leman Dairy of this city, struck and almost instantly killed L. L. TROUT, age 56, of Ft. Wayne, about six miles east of Columbia City, Saturday morning. The accident occurred about 11 o'clock on the Yellowstone Trail.
Mr. Leman, accompanied by his wife and two children, Lester [LEMAN] and Dorothy [LEMAN], was enroute to Ft. Wayne on business, and was scarcely six miles from Columbia City when the regrettable casualty happened. Mr. L. L. Trout, who resides on rural route 1, out of Ft. Wayne, had parked his Ford touring car on the left hand side of the trail, heading westward. His machine being out of gasoline, he walked to a nearby filling station. Returning, he had just completed refilling the tank, and for some unaccountable reason walked around to the rear of his car. At this same time Mr. Leman was driving eastward in his Overland sedan, at a speed estimated about 25 miles per hour. Just as the Rochester man arrived within a car's length of the Ford car, Mr. Trout stepped out onto the roadway, directly in Leman's path.

Leman in a frantic effort to avoid hitting the man veered his car abruptly into a ditch, but not in time to keep the rear end of the Overland from crashing into its victim. Mr. Trout was hurled to the pavement by the impact and death was almost instantaneous. Examination by the Coroner, Alice WILLIAMS, which was made within a few minutes after the accident, disclosed death resulted from a broken neck, fractured skull and crushed jaw bones.
Mr. Leman stopped his car at once and rendered every assistance possible. They were detained for the inquest which was held at Columbia City, at noon, under the supervision of Coroner Alice Williams. The verdict of accidental death was rendered, and Mr. Leman was exonerated of all blame by both official and the victim's relatives.
Mr. Trout, was a widower and is survived by his son, Ted [TROUT], of Columbia City, and other relatives.
The Leman auto had its rear fender and running board torn off and windows smashed, the flying glass leaving several nasty cuts on the person of Leman's son, Lester, the remainig members of the family escaping injury.
After the inquest the local people returned to their home in this city. Arriving home they were both under care of a physician, suffering fro the effects of the severe shock.

Tuesday, April 13, 1926

[no obits]

Wednesday, April 14, 1926

. . . . Mondo J. BARKMAN, son of Bartley M. and Phoebe Ellen BARKMAN, who was born Nov. 13, 1885, departed this earth life, April 4, 1926, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 22 days.
On March 4th, 1914, he was united in marriage to Beulah M. RUSSEL. To this union was born two children, Chloris R. [BARKMAN] and Maleta Ellen [BARKMAN].
He leaves in their sorrow and loneliness, the wife, the dear children, his loving Mother, Phoebe Ellen [BARKMAN], two brothers, Harley E. [BARKMAN] and Vernon H. [BARKMAN], also a host of friends and neighbors. His was a life spent in tender devotions to those dear ones.
Funeral services was held Wednesday, April 7, at 1:00 o'clock at the Methodist Church in Rochester, Rev. BENDER of Tipton officiating. Burial in Mount Hope cemetery.

Thursday, April 15, 1926

Mrs. O. J. BRUGH of near Leiters Ford today received the sad news of the death of her little niece, Miss Eloise BURGER, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter BURGER, residing at Darlington, Ind.

Mrs. Mary Ann KING died Monday morning in her home in North Manchester, following an injury which she sustained about four weeks ago when she fell and broke her hip. She was past 84 years old and was the widow of George KING, who preceded her in death 24 years ago. She was the mother of eleven children, eight of whom survive. They are: Charles [KING], Chester [KING] Dole [KING] and Mrs. Sam METZGER, of North Manchester, Mrs. Dayton SHANAFELT and Dory KING of South Bend, Mrs. O--h PERSCHBACHER of Rochester and Mrs. Sibeon

STIBBLER of Marion, O. The funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of the daughter, Mrs. Shanafelt of South Bend.

Friday, April 16, 1926

Michael Francis BLIGH, 42, of Elmhurst, Ill., died at the farm home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. BLIGH, west of this city, at 6 a.m. Friday after a nine months illness caused by tuberculosis which followed an attack of influenza last summer. Mr. Bligh spent several months in sanitariums after consulting the best specialists in the middle west. He came to this county in December.
The deceased, who was better known as Frank BLIGH, was born in Logansport on July 3, 1883. He was educated in the St. Joseph Catholic school in that city and later attended Notre Dame University at South Bend. For many years Mr. Bligh operated the M. T. Bligh Lumber and Coal Co., at Logansport, in the buildings which are now occupied by the Revere Automobile company. During the past ten years Mr. Bligh has been the manager of a large lumber company at Elmhurst, Ill.
Mr. Bligh is survived by his parents and wife, who was Miss Clara REINHOLDT of Logansport, seven children, Robert [BLIGH], who is studying to be a priest at St. Carmel College, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Mary J. [BLIGH], Martin [BLIGH], James [BLIGH], John [BLIGH], Rodger [BLIGH] and Eloise [BLIGH], three brothers, Edgar [BLIGH] of Bakersfield, Cal., Thomas [BLIGH] and George [BLIGH] of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Arnold GRISWOLD of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Nathan VanOSDEL of Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Bligh was a member of the Logansport Elks lodge and the St. Vincent Catholic church at Logansport. Funeral services will be held from the St. Vincent church at 9 o'clock Monday morning. Burial will be made in the Mount St. Vincent cemetery at Logansport.

Mrs. Dora WOODS, widow of the late L. L. WOODS, prominent auctioneer of this city, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Omer MONTGOMERY at Talma, after a six weeks illness with paralysis. Mrs. Woods [Dora WAGONER], who was 63 years of age, was born northeast of Rochester on what is known as the Dr. WAITE farm, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon WAGONER, and has lived all her life in this county with the exception of ten years spent in Ohio.
She is survived by her daughter and three sisters, Mrs. Tully PONTIUS and Mrs. B. F. CARR, of Rochester, and Mrs. John SPENCER of Bass Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical Church, with Rev. M. O. HERMAN officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Word was received by Rochester relatives yesterday of the death of Mrs. Andrew MEREDITH of Mentone.
Mrs. Andrew Meredith, aged 68 years, had been suffering for some time from heart trouble and succumbed to this disease Tuesday morning. Mrs. Meredith has been a resident of this county all of her life, being reared in the immediate vicinity of Mentone. She [Florence E. KING] was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. KING. She leaves besides her daughter, Mrs. Edith DARR, one sister, Mrs. Taylor JEFFERIES, this city, and three brothers, Mahlon [KING], Charles [KING] and Curtis [KING].
Rochester friends attending the funeral which was held yesterday afternoon, were Mr. and Mrs. Taylor JEFFERIES, Mrs. Walt BRUBAKER, Mrs A. J. HAIMBAUGH, Mrs. Kate McCARTER, Mrs. Harley KOCHENDERFER, Mrs. Nora FULTZ and Mrs. Jas. COPLEN.

Mrs. Lucinda ROGERS, 73, died at her home six miles west of Kewanna, Wednesday evening, death resulting from apoplexy, super-induced by exertion while engaged in doing the family washing.
The deceased [Lucinda KEIM] was born in Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1852, daughter of Peter and Rachel KEIM. She leaves five sons to mourn her loss, John [ROGERS] of Sweetzer, Chester [ROGERS] of Logansport, Fred [ROGERS] and Frank [ROGERS] at home, and Sam G. [ROGERS] of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the M.E. church, Kewanna. Burial will be made at I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.

Walter CHURCHILL, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner CHURCHILL, who live on a farm three miles west of Akron, committed suicide this afternoon at his home in Indianapolis by taking lysol. He is survived by his wife and four children. Despondency over continued ill health is given as the cause for the suicide. Mr. Churchill during the past 18 months has made four other attempts to kill himself.

Saturday, April 17, 1926

Mrs. Louisa Zellers, of Kewanna, received word this week that her sister, Minerva MYERS, had died last Sunday at her home in San Jose, Calif. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss one sister, Mrs. Louisa ZELLERS, and one brother, Enoch MYERS, of this city. The body will be cremated and the remains returned to her former home where burial will be made in the family lot at [Moon cemetery, across the road from] Sharon church sometime during the coming week.

Monday, April 19, 1926

Lloyd TRUE, 62, former resident of Rochester, but for the last seventeen years of Washington, D.C., died there Saturday morning. This news came in the form of a telegram to relatives here. No further particulars were given as to the cause of his death and could not be learned. It was known that he had been ill for a long time and his condition had been serious for some months.
Mr. True at one time was a well known business man here conducting a grocery with his partner under the name of True and Wigmore. He was always an active worker in the Republican party and received an appointment through Senator Beveridge as a guard in the capital building at Washington. He moved his family at that time and has resided there since. Later he accepted a position with a gas company in Washington which he was holding at the time of his death.
It was only a short time ago that his mother, Mrs. Margaret QUIGG, who had made her home there with them, died and was brought to Rochester for burial.
Mr. True is survived by his wife, Mrs. Almeta TRUE, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret SCHAB of Washington, and a son, Wallace TRUE of New York City, and two grandchildren.
The body will arrive in Rochester Tuesday afternoon. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the M.E. church with burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Luvina ROBBINS, aged 89, died Monday morning at eight o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wyle JOHNSON, South Bancroft Ave., the result of a fractured hip three weeks ago. Mrs. Robbins [Luvina TATE] was born in Jennings county on March 2, 1836, the daughter of Jesse and Mary TATE, and has resided in Fulton county since 1880. Her husband, William ROBBINS, died several years ago. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist church.
Mrs. Robbins is survived by two sons, Sardis ROBBINS of Rochester, and Bert [ROBBINS] of Hebron, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Mary WRIGHT, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Amanda KALE and Mrs. Julia BLAKELY of Jennings county.

Mrs. Emily J. PRATT, age 77, who had been an invalid for forty years, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lily WEAVER of the Green Oak neighborhood. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Pratt [Emily J. COOK] was born in Sheffield, England, December 24th, 1848, the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth COOK, and came to this county when three years of age.
She was married to Jeremiah PRATT and to this union were born three children, Mrs. WEAVER, K. H. PRATT of Wabash, Ind., and Lewis PRATT of Holton, Ind. One sister, Mrs. Julia NEECE, of near Rochester, also survives. She was a member of the United Brethren church at Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at nine o'clock, Tuesday morning, at the Weaver home with the Rev. C. S. DAVISSON in charge and the body will be taken to Wabash where burial will be made in the Friend cemetery.

Word was received here today by relatives of the death of Kirk WILLIAMS, age 35, formerly of Rochester, which took place last Wednesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan WILLIAMS in Santa Barbara, California. He had been ill for over a year with tuberculosis. Prior to his illness he was employed by the Studebaker Agency in Santa Barbara. Besides the parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry O. ROBINSON of Redlands, California, and Mrs. Odessa HATHAWAY of Santa Barbara, and one brother, Julian [WILLIAMS] of Santa Barbara.

Mrs. Charles KILMER has gone to Van Buren, Ind., to attend the funeral of Thomas McDOUGLE. The McDougles were former residents of this city, Mr. McDougle being employed by Ananias BAKER in the lumber business.

Horace MACKEY, Saturday afternoon received a telegram telling of the death of his brother-in-law, Oren DUNLAP, 82, of Sedalia, Mo. Dunlap for many years was a resident of this city. His father at an early day owned all the land in which is now known as the Bearss neighborhood. Dr. DUNLAP is survived by a brother, Rev. Cyrus DUNLAP, a son and a daughter. Burial was made at Sedalia at 10 a.m. Monday.

Claude MARSHALL, aged 31, residing on a farm near Walnut, Ind., committed suicide sometime between Saturday night at 11 o'clock and early Sunday morning.
Failure to answer calls for breakfast Sunday morning caused the mother, Mrs. George MARSHALL, to investigate the delayed appearance of her son, Claude, and upon entering his bed room made the gruesome discovery. Death had resulted from slashing his throat from ear to ear with a razor.
Mr. Marshall's rash act was attributed to ill health, he having been a sufferer of severe kidney trouble for the past fourteen months.

At the outbreak of the U.S. in the world war, Marshall enlisted in the service and was assigned to Co. 45 C.A.C. Artillery which later embarked overseas and was in the great conflict for over four months. Marshall, however, escaped injury, and upon his return immediately took up his farming duties at his parents' farm near Walnut.
Claude Marshall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George MARSHALL, who with two brothers, Frank [MARSHALL] at home, and Lee [MARSHALL] of South Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah O'DELL of near Walnut, survive.
The Leroy C. Shelton Post American Legion will have charge of the burial of their comrade. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Whippoorwill church with interment being made in adjacent cemetery.
[NOTE: Robert Claude MARSHALL, Hdq Co CAC 45 Regt AEF, Jan. 17, 1895 - Apr. 17, 1926, bur in Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cem. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Richland Township].

Tuesday, April 20, 1926

Mrs. Maria E. KEELY, 84, a life-long resident of this city passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home on North Pontiac street. Death was due to flu-pneumonia which she contracted 10 days ago.
Mrs. Keely [Maria E. ERNSPERGER] was born at Fremont, Ohio, and was one of 11 children born to Christopher and Julia ERNSPERGER. When she was 15 years of age her parents moved to this county. The deceased, when 21 years of age was married to Samuel KEELY, who has preceded her in death. Mr. Keely for many years was very active in all community affairs.
The deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Margaret BATES of New York City, Mrs. Cordelia NAFE of Muskegon, Mich., Mrs. Malissa DAVISSON of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. J. W. WILSON of Peru, two daughters, Mrs. A. H. REITER of this city and Mrs. D. T. POWERS of Indianapolis, two grandchildren, Helen REITER of this city, and Samuel REITER of Fort Wayne, and three great-grandchildren, Ruth [REITER], Samuel [REITER] and Ted REITER of Ft. Wayne.
Mrs. Keely was a member of the Rochester Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The funeral services will be private.

Mrs. William C. EWING received word this morning of the death of her mother, Mrs. Dora MOELLER, aged 87 years, of Saginaw, Mich. Mrs. Moeller had been in ill health for some time, suffering with complications due to her advanced years. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. EWING, and another daughter, residing at Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Ewing departed at once for Saginaw.

Mrs. Lenora GRAHAM, east of Athens, Tuesday morning received word of the death of her son, Everett GRAHAM, age 36, of Newcastle, Wyoming which occurred early Tuesday morning at a hospital in Hot Springs, S. Dakota, following an operation for appendicitis.
Mr. Graham was born in Fulton County on February 8th, 1890, and has been in Wyoming since 1910. He was the owner of a meat market there. His wife, who was Miss Ethel SHIPLEY of Athens, is principal of the Newcastle High School. Besides his wife and mother, two brothers, Earl [GRAHAM] at home and Clyde [GRAHAM] of South Bend, survive. The body will be brought to Athens for burial.

Falling into a ten gallon crock half filled with water, Mary Elizabeth ROBINSON, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel ROBINSON of Chili, was drowned in the kitchen of the Robinson home at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The body of the child, half protruding from the crock, the head covered with water, was found by the mother when she returned from hanging up the family laundry in the yard of her farm home.
The mother and neighbors worked with the infant a half-hour before the arrival of Dr. H. E. LINE, of Chili. Dr. Line also worked for a half-hour in an effort to restore life after his arrival, but it is believed the child was dead when found by the mother.
Mrs. Robinson told Dr. C. F. WORRELL, county coroner, that she had left the child playing in the house while she put the washing on the clothes line and did not know of the tragedy until the tot failed to respond to her calls. Dr. Worrell's verdict will be accidental drowning, he said.

Wednesday, April 21, 1926

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Thursday, April 22, 1926

Ed TALLEY, 42, died at the Northern Indiana Hospital at Logansport, early this morning. He had been a patient at the institution for the past 12 years. The deceased was born in this city and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin TALLEY. For many years he was a resident of Rochester, later moving to Logansport, where he was employed at the Pennsylvania shops. When taken ill Mr. Talley was working at the Studebaker plant in South Bend.
Mr. Talley is survived by a brother, Charles [TALLEY], who is also undergoing treatment at the Logansport Hospital, and one sister, Mrs. Reuben SQUIRES of this city. The deceased was a member of the Logansport Odd Fellows lodge. He served during the Spanish-American War with a company which was organized in this city. Funeral services will be held from the Hoover Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. M. O. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thomas MONESMITH, age 73 years, passed away Tuesday evening about 6:30 at his home near Twin Lakes, after several weeks' sickness of complications and kidney trouble.
He had lived at this location for some 5 years, having spent most of his life near Leiters Ford.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Sharon Church with interment in the Moon Cemetery near by. Funeral party leaving the home at 1 o'clock p.m., Friday, April 23. Services at the stated church upon arrival there, expecting to be about 2 p.m.
Services in charge of Rev. APPLEMAN.

Funeral services for the late Everett GRAHAM, who died Tuesday at a hospital in Hot Springs, South Dakota, following an operation for appendicitis, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church and burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Friday, April 23, 1926

Mrs. Mary S. MESSINGER, 62, wife of Henry MESSINGER, died at their home in Fulton, Thursday at 6 p.m. after an eight year illness caused by paralysis and apoplexy. During the past year the deceased has been practically helpless. Mrs. Messinger [Mary S. STINGLY] was born on a farm in Liberty township on August 9, 1863, and was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret STINGLY.
She is survived by her husband, one son, William [MESSINGER] of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and four daughters, Mrs. Anna PENCE of Sherwood, Mich., Mrs. Belva WILLIAMS of Wabash, Mrs. Eva ECKERT of New York City and Helen [MESSINGER] at home. Mrs. Messinger was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with Rev. H. C. LAVENGOOD in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. Friends may view the remains at the home where the body will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Saturday, April 24, 1926

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Monday, April 26, 1926

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Akron for Everette GRAHAM, whose body was brought there from New Castle, Wyoming. Mr. Graham died Wednesday following an operation for appendicitis. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Ethel SHIPLEY, of Akron and Warsaw.

Death, early this morning claimed one of the county's oldest residents in the person of Thomas GILCHRIST, aged 90, who has resided in the Loyal neighborhood for four-score years or more. Death was caused by complications due to old age.
Thomas Gilchrist, [son] of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. GILCHRIST, was born in Jefferson County, Ind., April 14th, 1839, moving to this county with his parents when but five years of age. The homestead was established in the Mud Creek neighborhood, and on June 11, 1862 he was united in marriage to Miss Treba KELLY. To this union three children were born, two of whom survive, William [GILCHRIST] of near Loyal and Mrs. John AULT of near Argos. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.
The funeral arrangements have not been announced pending word to be received from relatives in Florida.

Mrs. Olive CURTIS, aged 76 years and three months, residing at Leiters Ford, died Sunday morning at 10:30 . Death was due to apoplexy, the stroke coming last Wednesday, from which time she gradually grew worse.
Mrs. Curtis was born in Ohio, Jan. 25th, 1849, moving to this county when still quite young. She was united in marriage to Oliver CURTIS, who preceded her in death five years ago.
Mrs. Curtis is survived by one grandchild, Mrs. Robert BROWN, of Davenport, Iowa. The deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist church and Rebekah lodge at Leiters. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made at the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Ray GINTHER, of South Bend, died at the Epworth Hospital at that city Saturday. Tubercular spinal meningitis, contracted from a severe cold caused her death. Mrs. Ginther, aged 23 years old, was a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley FEESE, now of Lapaz. She leaves besides her husband, an infant boy of but 4 weeks of age. Funeral was held at Leiters Ford Methodist church this afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. ADAMS.

Richard Marion REED, 78, a life-long resident of Fulton County, died Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at his home near Fulton after an illness of 18 months with paralysis and apoplexy. His condition had only been serious since last Tuesday. Mr. Reed was born near Fulton on March 21st, 1848, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard REED. On February 1st he was married to Abigail WILLIAMS. He was a member of the Olive Branch United Brethren church.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ezra ROUCH of Fulton, and four sons, J. Frank REED, of Memphis, Tenn., Alfred W. REED of Peru, Elmer REED of Florence, Alabama, and Lee [REED] of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church with the Rev. J. A. GROVES of Logansport in charge. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, April 27, 1926

Peru, Ind., April 27. -- Frank FANSLER, about 50 years of age, whose home is at North Judson, was killed here this morning when he fell through the roof of the C. & O. roundhouse when the roof collapsed. Two other men were badly injured.
Fansler was working with others in repairing the roof when without warning it suddenly collapsed. He fell about 40 feet alighting on his head and fracturing his skull. He died shortly afterward.
Carl RASKE, 27, who was working with Fansler also fell and had his leg broken and foot mashed. Pleiny WOLF, 54, also was injured.

Mrs. Lucile ZARTMAN, 55, widow of Eli ZARTMAN, former hardware dealer at Akron, died early this morning from a stroke of apoplexy. The stroke which resulted in her death was suffered early Monday morning and from which Mrs. Zartman failed to ever regain consciousness.
The deceased [Lucile MINTER] was the daughter of Mr. G. MINTER of Akron, at whose home she resided, her husband, Eli, having preceded her in death several years ago. Besides her father and three brothers, she leaves one daughter, Miss Imogene [ZARTMAN], a teacher in the Akron High school, to mourn their loss. Funeral will be held at Akron Methodist church on Thursday afternoon in charge of the Rev. WERHLEY. Burial will be made at the Macy cemetery.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of E. J. VanHOUTEN of Kokomo. Mr. Van Houten for many years operated a mattress factory on North Main street. The deceased had been sick for the past year.

Wednesday, April 28, 1926

Funeral services for the late Thomas GILCHRIST, pioneer resident of Richland township, will be held Thursday morning. The cortege will leave the Gilchrist home near Whippoorwill at 10 a.m. for the Leiters Ford Methodist church. Services will be conducted there by Rev. R. T. KISTLER. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Friends in this city Wednesday received word of the death of Mrs. Dell WEAVER KEITH, widow of the late Judge Sidney KEITH, which occurred at North Adams, Michigan at noon, Tuesday. She had been ill but a short time. Mrs. Keith for many years lived in this city, her husband building the structure now occupied by Woodlawn Hospital. The deceased was born at Amherst, Massachusetts. Mrs. Keith left Rochester 20 years ago following the death of her husband to take up her residence in the Michigan city. She is survived by a sister and two nieces. The body probably will be brought to this city for burial.

Frank S. FANSLER, carpenter who was killed at Peru Tuesday when a roof on the C. & O. roundhouse collapsed, it was learned today, is a resident of Monterey and not of North Judson as first reported. Fansler's body was removed to that city Tuesday evening by his widow. An examination of the corpse showed that the skull had been fractured.
Funeral services for Mr. Fansler will be conducted at Monterey Thursday afternoon with burial there. The Miami county coroner has started a probe as to the cause of the fatal accident.

South Bend, Ind., April 28. -- Mrs. Maude GEIER 43, 1806 S. Kline St., died at 8 o'clock after a years illness of complications.
She was born in Fulton county, August 29, 1882, and came here from Grass Creek, Ind., five years ago. She [Maude NICHOLS] was married in Grass Creek, Sept. 21, 1904 to [Andrew] Oliver GEIER, who with three daughters, Mrs. Geneva VANDALSEN of Mishawaka, Frances [GEIER] and Maxine GEIER at home, a son, Max [GEIER] at home, her mother, Mrs. Alta NICHOLS, of Kewanna, three sisters, Mrs. Pearl CATON, Mrs. Vesta BLOSSER and Mrs. Phila RANS, all of Kewanna, and three brothers, W. E. NICHOLS, of Fulton, Warren NICHOLS, of Kewanna, and Jack NICHOLS of Delphi, survive her.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. N. W. SUNDERMAN officiating. The body will then be taken to Kewanna where services will be held at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. Martha HARTZLER, 78, of Roann was found dead in bed at 7 a.m. today by her daughter, Vida [HARTZLER], with whom she lived. The coroner of Wabash county was called and gave a verdict of death due to heart failure. Mrs. Hartzler who was a pioneer resident of Roann, retired last night apparently in good health. The deceased is survived by her daughter and three sons, Elmer [HARTZLER], Bert [HARTZLER] and Truman [HARTZLER], all of whom live in Roann. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Thursday, April 29, 1926

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Friday, April 30, 1926

Word was received late yesterday by relatives announcing the death of Mrs. Margaret ARVIN, of 2101 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, which occurred early Thursday morning. Mrs. Arvin was taken ill about five weeks ago with an attack of the flu, which later developed into pneumonia and resulted in death.
The deceased [Margaret MEREDITH] was born in Newcastle township, about 36 years ago. Mrs. Arvin is survived by her mother, Mrs. Rose MEREDITH, three sisters, Mrs. Retha AREVO of Miami Fla., Mrs. Lola HANLEY, of Ohio, and Lois MILLER of Etna Green; one brother, John William MEREDITH, resides in California. About six years ago she was united in marriage to Richard ARVIN, of Indianapolis. The funeral will be held at Indianapolis Saturday morning and the body was returned to the local mausoleum where burial services will be conducted in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Saturday, May 1, 1926

Rev. Daniel ROBINSON, D.D., 56, died very unexpectedly at 3:30 Saturday morning at the home of his son, O. A. Robinson, in Huntington. Death came as the result of a heart attack. Rev. Robinson had only recently resigned the pastorate of the United Brethren Church here at Rochester on account of ill health and was visiting at his son's home when the fatal illness came. He had been ill about four days but it was not thought serious. For some time he had suffered from tuberculosis and this caused him to retire from the ministry in hopes of building up his health. He and his wife intended to make their home here for a while at least. He came to Rochester last September.
Rev. Robinson was one of the outstanding ministers in the U.B. Church and he had been very popular here. He came to the Rochester church from Brook, where he had been for four years. He studied originally at North Manchester College and took special work at Chicago University. He was professor of Bible and New Testament and Greek at Central College at Indianapolis for five years. He was always active as a member of the Anti-Saloon League being a field secretary and also was a member of the pulpit and platform department for three years. He was a trustee of the league when he died.
He served as pastor in many churches during his career as a minister which were at Bremen, Ligoneer, Elkhart, Huntington, Laketon, Rochester, Rome City and North Manchester. Altogether he was in the ministerial work for 35 years.
Rev. Robinson was born at Buchanan, Mich., in 1870, the son of William and Matilda ROBINSON. On May 11th just thirty years ago at Lafayette he married Rebecca OSTERLING who survives as do two children, Mrs. Arthur BACH, of Kokomo, and his son, O. A. ROBINSON, at Huntington. He was a member of the Masonic and K. of P. lodges.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 at the sons's home with Rev. Frank OVERMYER, pastor of the Calvary U.B. church Ft. Wayne, an old schoolmate of the deceased, in charge. Burial Tuesday afternoon at Springdale cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

George H. BEEBER, 82, one of Fulton [county's] oldest pioneers and a veteran of the Civil War, died Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Miss Belle Beeber, 1100 Elm street, this city, death resulting from complications due to old age from which he suffered for the past five weeks.
George H. was the youngest of seven children born to George and Mary BEEBER, who resided at Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. When quite young in life, Mr. Beeber settled in this county with his parents on a farm near Tiosa. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted and served with the Union army until the conflict ended. In 1863 Mr. Beeber was united in marriage to Miss Anna SHORE, who resided in the Tiosa neighborhood. One daughter, Belle [BEEBER], was born to this union. Mrs. Beeber preceded her husband in death by about two years. One brother, Samuel [BEEBER] of Los Angeles, California is the only remaining survivor of his immediate family.
The deceased followed the trade of plastering, residing for many years near Tiosa. In early years he united with the Christian church at Argos, to which faith he sincerely clung until the end. Mr. Beeber was a member of the Lafayette Gordon Post, G.A.R. at Argos.
Funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, Belle Beeber, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. HINER of Argos officiating. The LeRoy Shelton Post, American Legion, will confer full military honors at burial service. The body will be laid to rest in local mausoleum.

Mrs. Clarissa REID, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away at her home on West Eighth street at 11 o'clock this morning, death resulting from heart trouble from which she had been suffering for the past two months.
Mrs. Reid, 81 years of age, was born in Jennings county, Ohio and moved to this county with her parents, Joseph and Lavina REID when still quite young. In the year of 1870 she was united in marriage to Frank REID, and to this union two children were born, Lester [REID], deceased, and Mrs. James RYAN, of Chicago. Mr. Reid died several years ago. Besides the daughter and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sadie REID, two sisters survive, Mrs. Lavina VanTRUMP and Mrs. James ONSTOTT, both of this city.
The deceased has long been a member of Christian church and until more recent years was quite active in Christian work. A private funeral will be held at the home Monday afternoon and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Jacob SNEARLY of Akron, has received word of the death of John ZENTS of Omaha, Neb., which occurred at the home of his daughter. The deceased was well known in Henry township having lived on a farm in the Sugar Grove neighborhood for a number of years. Death was caused by a malignant tumor.

Richmond, Ind., May 1. - Stricken with heart disease, Guild A. COPELAND, age sisty-three, editor of the Richmond Item, died while he was trying to summon a physician over the telephone in his home here early Friday morning.
Mrs. Copeland was aroused by the voice of her husband at the telephone and went to his side. She and her son, Guild [COPELAND], tried to give him relief, but he died before a physician arrived. He had been ill of diabetes many years and Monday was at Columbus, for a series of treatments. His widow, a son and a daughter survive. He had lived in Richmond since 1920. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Omar SMITH and A. P. COPELAND. The funeral services will be held from the home in Richmond at 2 p.m. Sunday after which the body will be taken to Marion, O., for burial.

Monday, May 3, 1926

Mrs. Sarah Delta NOYER, age 57, died Sunday at her home in Akron following an illness of several years with heart trouble. Mrs. Noyer was the daughter of Henry and Sarah LEININGER HALDERMAN and was born near Akron in August 1889 and on November 3, 1926 she was married to Donald O. NOYER.
Surviving her are the husband, one daughter, Donna Jean [NOYER], the parents, four brothers and three sisters, Vern [HALDERMAN], Fred [HALDERMAN] and Lloyd [HALDERMAN] of Akron, Claude [HALDERMAN] of Chicago, Mrs. Gail HARSH, Mrs. H. L. MORRIS and Mrs. Ernest HUNTER, all of Akron.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. R. H. WERHLEY officiating. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, May 4, 1926 and Wednesday, May 5, 1926

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Thursday, May 6, 1926

Huntington, Ind., May 6. -- Funeral services for the Rev. Dan ROBINSON, D.D., were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First U.B. church, Guilford and Franklin streets, with the Rev. W. Z. ROBERTS in charge, assisted by the Rev. D. B. KESSINGER of Winona Lake, the Rev. L. L. SHAFFER of Warsaw and the Rev. J. A. GROVES. The Rev. S. P. OVERMYER of Fort Wayne gave the sermon.
Music was furnished by the St. Joseph conference quartet and was composed of W. S. LIVENGOOD, F. B. GLICK, D. MYERS and R. G. UPSON.
Pallbearers were the Rev. B. E. CHAMBERS of North Manchester, the Rev. H. C. BEAUCHAMP of South Bend, the Rev. S. P. O'REILLEY, the Rev. H. WHITE of Elkhart, the Rev. J. C. BAILEY of South Whitley, the Rev. W. B. TAYLOR of Logansport, the Rev. B. B. BEAN of Bourbon, Ind., and Charles RAYMOND of this city.
The body was taken to Logansport for burial. Sixty ministers of the St. Joseph conference attended the funeral.

Friday, May 7, 1926

Mrs. Fred ROWE, 44, well known rsident of Athens, passed away about two-thirty Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital following an operation for the removal of a tumor.
Grace L. HEETER was born a short distance north of Athens on August 4, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis HEETER, and was 43 years and nine months of age when she died. She made her home in that community all her life and was married to Fred [G.] ROWE at Athens [on June 11, 1905].
She is survived by her father and mother, her husband and four children, all at home, Howard [ROWE], Eva [ROWE], Dora [ROWE] and Josephine [ROWE].
Funeral arrangements later.

Word reached this office today of the death of Mrs. D. C. LAIRD, age 65, who resided about three miles south of Akron, death occuring at noon Thursday. Mrs. Laird had been in ill health for the past few months from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Laird leaves besides her husband, and mother, Mrs. Frances TAYLOR, three children, Glen [LAIRD] and O. L. [LAIRD] of Logansport, and Mrs. Bess MARONEY of Lucerne; and four brothers, two of whom reside at Galveston and the other two at Kokomo. Funeral services will be held at Galveston, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church.

Lola Dean PERRY, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison PERRY, of Warsaw formerly residents of Henry township, died yesterday from leakage of the heart. The Perrys are well known at Akron, and for several years resided on a farm just a few miles northeast of that town. Funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Bethel church with burial being made in the adjacent cemetery.

Saturday, May 8, 1926

Ira ENYEART, brother of Clark ENYEART, and for many years a resident of this city and county, met instant death in an interurban car accident at Leesburg yesterday afternoon. Mr. Enyeart operated a small restaurant on East Eight street about six or seven years ago. Previous to his engagement in that business he followed the trade of plastering and painting. Mr. and Mrs. Clark ENYEART left at once for Leesburg, upon being informed of Ira's death. The following account is taken from a Warsaw newspaper.
Warsaw, May 8. -- Ira L. ENYEART, of Leesburg, about 60 years of age, was instantly killed at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, when his touring car was struck by a Winona Interurban freight car at Miller's station, 5 miles north of Warsaw and about a mile south of Leesburg.
The freight car was coming from the north, in charge of Lockridge and Wiard, and Enyeart drove onto the track from the east, without seeing the car approaching. The auto was struck squarely and the chassis was carried several hundred feet and caught fire. The top was torn from the car and Enyeart's body was found beneath the top of the car. His skull was crushed and he was otherwise bruised. Death was instantaneous.
Enyeart, who was a painter and decorator, lived in Leesburg and had no family. He formerly resided near the scene of the accident on a small farm. He had arranged to paper at the Alf ARNOLD home next Monday and drove to the home Friday afternoon, leaving his tools there. The view of the track was obscurd by the Arnold house and Enyeart could not see the approaching car until he was almost upon the track.

Monday, May 10, 1926

Irene Louise ANTHONY, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ANTHONY, died at 1 p.m. Sunday at her home 500 B Avenue. Death was caused by heart trouble. She had been ill for the past four months. Up until the time of her illness Miss Anthony had been a student at the Lincoln grade school. The deceased was born in Kokomo on May 23, 1916, and came to this city two years ago with her parents. In addition to her parents, Miss Anthony is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah ANTHONY, a sister, Marguerite [ANTHONY], two half-sisters, Violet [ANTHONY] and Daisy [ANTHONY] and a half-brother, Roy [ANTHONY], all of this city. Miss Anthony was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church. The funeral will be conducted from the home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. M. O. HERMAN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Crownpoint cemetery at Kokomo.

Funeral services for Ira ENYEART of Leesburg, former resident of this city who was killed Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock when his automobile was struck by a Winona Interurban car at the Miller crossing north of Warsaw, was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The services were held from the home of the deceased nephew, Chester FUNK. Rev. WILLIAMS of the Leesburg Christian church officiated. Burial was made in the Leesburg cemetery. Clark ENYEART of this city and two sisters are the only immediate surviving relatives.

Tuesday, May 11, 1926

Mrs. William VanKIRK, 39, of Granger, for many years a resident of Delong, where her husband was employed by the Vandalia railroad, died at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend after an illness of five weeks.
The deceased was Lydia QUICK the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. QUICK, and was born in Miami county on June 2, 1887. In 1906 Miss Quick was married to William VanKIRK, who survived as do six sons and three daughters. The children are James [VanKIRK], Elmer [VanKIRK], Walter [VanKIRK], Ross [VanKIRK], Howard [VanKIRK], Kenneth [VanKIRK], Elizabeth [VanKIRK] and Mary [VanKIRK] at home and Mrs. John DAVIS of Granger.
W. E. QUICK, Jesse L. QUICK, Bert QUICK, Mrs. Charles PHILLIPS and Mrs. Henry GUSTAFSON, all of South Bend are brothers and sisters of the deceased. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home at Granger with burial in the Smith Chapel cemetery near there.

James KLINGER of Fort Wayne, owner of a large dairy and truck farm near that city, who has spent the past 15 summers at the Wayne cottage at Lake Manitou, which he owns, died there last Friday afternoon. Death was due to gall stones. He underwent an operation for the trouble several weeks ago which afforded him little relief. Mr. Klinger is survived by an adopted daughter, Virginia [KLINGER]. The funeral was held from the residence in Fort Wayne at 2 p.m. Monday.Burial was made in Fort Wayne.

Wednesday, May 12, 1926

Elmer LEITER, 66, died at his residence in Mentone at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning following a long illness with pernicious anemia. He had been bedfast for 23 weeks.
Mr. Leiter was well known throughout Kosciusko, Marshall and Fulton counties, having been engaged in the horse buying and shipping business, in conjunction with farming, for a period of 45 years. He was a native of Sevastopol.
Surviving the deceased are his widow, three sons, John E. LEITER, who is connected with the war department at Washington, D.C., Herschel LEITER, a railroad engineer residing at Hammond, Ind., Jacob LEITER, who is a barber at Huntertown, Ind., and two step-sons, Charles MEREDITH, Mentone, and Del MEREDITH, Warsaw.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church at Mentone Thursday afternoon, beginning at 3 o'clock.

Thursday, May 13, 1926

Margaret Evelyn ZEGAFUSE, aged 14 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis ZEGAFUSE, died at the residence of her parents, one mile west of this city, at ten-thirty o'clock Wednesday evening. Heart trouble from which she had suffered for the past six weeks caused her death.
Miss Margaret was born in Miami county and moved to this city with her parents nine years ago. She was a pupil at the Lincoln school and would have been in the graduating class of the common grades this spring. The deceased was affiliated with the local Methodist church and Sunday school and always active in the young people's work of this organization.
Besides the parents, the deceased is survived by one brother, Donald [ZEGAFUSE], of Ft. Wayne, two sisters, Esther [ZEGAFUSE] and Lois [ZEGAFUSE] at home, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter ZEGAFUSE and Mr. and Mrs. Frank WARD, all of Miami county. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The members of her class at school will attend in a body.

Friday, May 14, 1926

Garfield Arthur DILLON, 45, a life long resident of the Richland Center neighborhood, died Thursday night at eleven o'clock after a five months illness of pernicious anemia. Mr. Dillon was born on May 2nd, 1880 the son of William A. and Mary E. DILLON.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Georgia ANDERSON, two daughters, Madge [DILLON] and Dorthly [DILLON], and son, William [DILLON] at home, one sister, Mrs. Raymond McVAY of near Rochester, and two brothers, Clarence [DILLON] of Rochester and Talmage [DILLON] of Valparaiso. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with the Rev. DEAN officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Funeral services for Miss Mary E. KENNARD, who died Wednesday morning at her home in Kewanna following a ten weeks illness of complication of diseases, were held Friday afternoon at the home with the Rev. REEDY in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Miss Kennard, who was 46 years old, was born in Illinois the daughter of Charles B. and Mary M. KENNARD on August 24th, 1879. She is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs. Tom CAMPBELL of Paxton, Ill., and three brothers, Fred [KENNARD] at home, James [KENNARD] of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jack [KENNARD] of Hammond.

Mrs. Walter ONSTOTT, 60, for many years owner of the tavern at Disko, died Tuesday at her home in Fort Wayne, friends in Disko have learned. Only a few particulars were received concerning her death. It seems that she was found dead in bed by her husband Tuesday afternoon, when he returned from work. The deceased's maiden name was Pearl FEIGERT. The funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Elida, Ohio, with burial there.

Robert Zen LeRoy CASPER, age 24, of 207 East Tutt street, South Bend, a former resident of Delong, died Thursday night in the St. Josephs Hospital in South Bend, after three and one-half years illness from complications. He was born in Monterey February 18, 1902. He is survived by his father, George CASPER, one brother, Everett CASPER, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine QUIMBY, all of South Bend.

Saturday, May 15, 1926

A baby girl born early Saturday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome SHULTZ died shortly after birth.

Mrs. Roy S. LUNDIN Saturday morning received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary HOWELL, of Staunton, Ill. Mrs. Howell had been ill for the past two months with complication of diseases. Mr. and Mrs. Lundin left today for Staunton.

Grace L. ROWE, only child of Francis L. and Mary E. HEETER, was born near Athens, Indiana, August 4th, 1882. She passed away at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Indiana on May 7th, 1926. Her death followed an operation for the removal of a tumor. She was united in marriage with Fred ROWE at Athens, Ind., on June 11th, 1905 and to this union were born four children, Howard [ROWE], Eva [ROWE], Dora [ROWE] and Josephine [ROWE], who with her husband, father and mother, as well as a host of relatives and friends, survive.
She will be missed in the home and in the family circle and the whole community feels keenly her loss, but God saw fit to transplant her to the heavenly home, where there is no sickness, sorrow or pain, there to await the coming of those who still linger here, and mourn in this sad hour of bereavement. So we can but bow to the will of an all wise creator and say "Not our will but thine O God be done." . . . .

Monday, May 17, 1926

Miss Olive Colleen ROBINSON, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. ROBINSON who live on a farm a quarter of a mile south of Delong, died Sunday evening at Woodlawn hospital from complications following an attack of the flu last December. The deceased was taken to the hospital last Wednesday but because of her condition surgeons were unable to operate. Death was caused by inflamation of the bowels.
Miss Robinson was born at Delong on September 4, 1905 and had lived there all of her life. She was graduatd from the Leiters Ford High school with the class of 1923. She later attended Muncie Normal and for the past three years has taught school, the first term at the Myers school near Leiters Ford and for the last two years at Knox.
The deceased is survived by her parents, three brothers, Letcher [ROBINSON], Avanelle [ROBINSON] and Warren [ROBINSON] and three sisters, Thelma [ROBINSON], Geraldine [ROBINSON] and Matilda [ROBINSON], all at home.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Leiters Ford Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. George I. MILLER, age 84, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday morning at 1:45 at her home in Marion, Ind., following a five years illness with heart trouble and paralysis. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Edward ZEIS of Oxford, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. George KEITH of this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one-thirty in the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles GOULD, West Ninth street, with Rev. HENNING of Marion and Rev. D. S. PERRY of this city officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, May 18, 1926

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Wednesday, May 19, 1926

Friends in this city have received word of the death of George B. COX, 64, of Argos which occurred Monday evening. He had been ill for several years. The funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon.

Miss Edith THOMSON, music teacher in the local public schools, was called to the home of her parents, at Lafayette, Sunday morning by the serious illness of her father, Charles THOMSON. A message from Miss Thomson to friends in this city this morning announced the death of her father, which occurred Tuesday evening at nine o'clock.
Mr. Thomson had suffered from blood poisoning for the past couple years, which started from an infecton received from a chiropodist treatment and an amputation of his limbs was made sometime ago in hopes of checking the poisoning, but even this drastic measure did not prove beneficial. The deceased leaves a wife, son and a married daughter, who resides at Madison Ind., and Miss Edith of this city.

Minnie Katrina BEECHER eldest daughter of Charles and Minnie (PERSHING) BEECHER, died Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the family home, 356 East Fifth street, following an illness of nine weeks. Miss Beecher succumbed to an attack of sleeping sickness.
Miss Beecher was a native of Peru, having been born here January 23, 1903, her age at death being 23 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was graduated from the Peru high school with the class of 1920 and graduated from DePauw University in 1924. At DePauw she was made a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and was also a member of the Student Volunteers.
Miss Beecher was exceptionally brilliant along educational lines and was one of the favored teachers at Crown Point, Ind., at the beginning of her illness. She was brought home nine weeks ago and her condition grew worse, until the end last evening. The remains were taken to the Fetter-Allen mortuary for burial preparation and will be returned to the home this afteernoon. Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Julia Evelyn [BEECHER], Grace Elizabeth [BEECHER] and Barbara Helen [BEECHER], all living at home. The funeral services will be conducted from the First Methodist Church of which the deceased had been a devoted member, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be in charge of the Rev. A. H. BACKUS and who will be assisted by the Rev. U. S. A. BRIDGE, of Wabash. Interment will be in Mount Hope. -- Peru Chronicle
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The Beechers are well known to many residents of this city and often visit friends and relatives here.

Thursday, May 20, 1926

Arthur DILLON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DILLON, was born May 2nd, 1880, Fulton Co., Ind, died in his home May 13th, 1926, aged 46 years, 11 days. He was married to Georgia ANDERSON, Dec. 29, 1904. To this union was born 5 children, Lucille [DILLON] and Mary [DILLON], twins having passed away at birth; Madge [DILLON], William [DILLON] and Dorothy [DILLON] still living.

Besides the three children he leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two brothers, Talmage [DILLON], of Valparaiso, Ind., Clarence A. [DILLON], of Rochester and one sister, Mrs. Raymond McVAY of Rochester. The communty loses a generous friend and upright citizen, and to know him was to love him.

Friday, May 21, 1926 and Saturday, May 22, 1926

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Monday, May 24, 1926

Samuel G. BARR, well known prominent farmer and stockman, who lived just across the line in Kosciusko county, died suddenly at his home Sunday night while alone. Death came as the result of a heart attack. Mrs. John BARR and Mrs. Pearl MONTGOMERY had been with him during the day, as he recently had not been feeling well. They left him for a short time in the evening. When they returned about eight o'clock. Mrs. Barr, thinking he had gone to bed, went up to his room and there found his body on the floor. He had carried an oil lamp with him up the stairs and had evidently placed it on a table just before he collapsed.
Mr. Barr, who was a bachelor, was very well to do and stood high in his community. He owned 620 acres of land and came to public notice two years ago when he divided his big farm among his nieces and nephews. He lived alone on his farm most of his life but during the last ten years had spent his winters in California. He would have been 68 years old on May 30th next. He had not been in good health for about two years but his condition had not been regarded as serious.
He is survived by one brother, John BARR. His other brother, Oliver [BARR], died several years ago. He was a member of the Saints church.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Nichols cemetery chapel with burial there.

Jacob WISE, 76, of Lake View, Ohio, a relative and recent visitor at the home of John DARR of North Main street, died at two o'clock Monday morning at Woodlawn hospital as the result of complications from injuries received when he fell off a porch at the Darr home and grocery store the night of May 14th. It will be remembered that Mr. Wise walked in his sleep and while slumbering in an upstairs room at the Darr home, walked onto the narrow porch roof and fell to the ground sustaining a dislocated shoulder and numerous bruises.
He was born near Greenville, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1848 and was a contractor most of his life. Recently he owned a summer resort at Lake View. He was a member of the First Reformed church at Dayton, Ohio.
His wife died about four years ago. One son, Edward [WISE], survives at Lake View, while one son and one daughter preceded him in death. The late Mrs. Reuben DARR was a sister of his. Funeral at Dayton, Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 25, 1926

Charles HOUSER, 64, of Winamac, died early this morning of cancer. The deceased, who was a brother of J. L. HOUSER of this city, leaves a widow and eight children, four at home. The funeral will be held from the home in Winamac at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made at Winamac.

County Coroner Ralph E. JOHNSON was called to Argos Sunday by the sudden death of Elva TAYLOR at his home a mile and a half east of Argos. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor arose shortly before 8 o'clock Sunday morning and Mrs. Taylor went into the yard leaving her husband sitting in a rocking chair. She returned a few moments later and found her husband dead. A number of neighbors were called and a call was made to Coroner Johnson at Plymouth.
Mr. Taylor was 31 years of age and was employed at the Argos elevator. He is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles TAYLOR, of Mentone, two brothers, Verl TAYLOR of Mentone, and Delford [TAYLORY], of North Carolina, who is in army service, and two sisters at home. His wife, Blanche [SWOVERLAND] TAYLOR is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther SWOVERLAND residing near Argos.
Death was caused directly from valvular insufficiency due to organic trouble, according to the verdict of the corner.
The body was taken by undertaker Umbaugh, of Argos, to the Luther Swoverland home where it will lie in state until Wednesday morning at 10:30 when funeral services will be held at the Brethren church six miles south of Argos, with burial in the adjacent cemetery.

Word has been received from St. Petersburg, Fla., by Rochester friends of the death of Otto L. CLINE, formerly of this city, who died at his home there Saturday evening at 11 o'clock aged 60 years. Mr. Cline, it will be remembered, was one of the organizers and directors of the Tippecanoe Petticoat factory, which was run in this city ten or twelve years ago.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Florence CLINE, and one son, Ralph CLINE; a brother Rene CLINE and two sisters, Mrs. Attie MELLWAIN of this city and Mrs. L. D. PETERS of Milwaukee, Wis.
The body will arrive in Logansport, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock via the Pennsylvania dn be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Mellwain, 630 North street. The funeral will be held Wednesday, the particulars to be announced later.
Otto Cline was born in Cass county, but had been a resident of Logansport for many years, spending his winters in Florida. He and his brother, Rene, conducted a stove business in the building now occupied by Henry BAILEY and later were engaged in the groceyr business at the southwest corner of sixth and North streets.

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth COOPER, 65, died at her home in Union township near the Sharon church early Tuesday morning. Death was caused by complications. The deceased, who is the wife of Joseph COOPER, until six years ago resided on North Main street in this city. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCARTY. Funeral services will be held from the Sharon church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery.

Wednesday, May 26, 1926

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Thursday, May 27, 1926

Mrs. Mary Ann WALDREN, 69, who resides at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe OSBORN, one-half mile north of this city, died at 5:35 this morning, death resulting from hardening of the arteries, from which disease she had suffered for the past two years.
Mrs. Waldren [Mary Ann BAKER] was born in Cav'n county, Ireland, March 31, 1857, the daughter of John and Mary BAKER, and had been a resident of this city for the past ten years. On Jan. 20, 1885, she was united in marriage to George WALDREN at Lafayette, Ind. Deceased was a member of the St. Paul church at Lafayette. Mr. Waldren preceded his wife in death several years ago. She leaves one son, George WALDREN, of Lafayette, two daughters, Mrs. E. F. PIERCE of Winchester, Ill., and Mrs. R. J. OSBORN of ths city; one sister Mrs. Esie HENDERSON of Lafayette, and a brother, William BAKER of Minnesota to mourn her demise.
Short funeral services will be held at the Osborn home at 8:45 Friday morning, and the body will then be taken to Lafayette where regular services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the St. Paul Methodist church.

Mrs. Flora KENYON, aged 44, wife of Rev. Geo. A. KENYON, residing at the corner of Monroe and 12th street this city, passed away at her home early this morning.
Mrs. Kenyon was born at Kenton, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1882 and for several years resided in the Richland Center neighborhood, where her husband was minister, moving to Rochester from that locality.
Besides her husband, deceased leaves six children, five of whom are at home, and one son, Lorel [KENYON], who resides in Florida; four brothers, Everett ASH of Marion, O., Earl [ASH] and Ed ASH of McKeesport, Pa., and Floyd [ASH] of Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at the Methodist church with Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made at the local [Rochester] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William GUISE, 81, a retired farmer, died at his home in Denver at 6:45 Tuesday evening from a complication of diseases resulting from old age, after an illness of six weeks. Mr. Guise was well known to many residents of this city and Union township.
Funeral services were held from the residence at two-thirty o'clock this afternoon, with the Rev. HALL, pastor of the Methodist Church at Denver, officiating. Interment was made in the Westlawn Cemetery at Denver. The deceased is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth JOHNSON, and eight children, Benjamin R. GUISE of Denver, Albert P. GUISE of Hammond, Mary E. HAY of Denver, Frank GUISE of Kewanna, Jesse GUISE of Denver, Emma F. WOLF of Kewanna, Simon GUISE and Carrie RUNKLE of Denver.
William Guise was born in Pennsylvania, August 22, 1844. In March, 1868, he married Ellen THOMAS of Fulton County, Indiana. For the past nine years he has made his home in Denver and for many years before that he lived on a farm north of the little town. He was the son of Benneville and Mary (WENTZEL) GUISE.

Harley HOESEL, 54, well known resident of Monterey, died at his home in that town Tuesday. Mr. Hoesel had been a sufferer from a facial cancer for the past two years. Deceased was born in Pulaski county and has resided in the vicinity of Monterey all of his life. He leaves a wife and nine children and was a brother of J. L. HOESEL of this city. The funeral services were held at Winamac Thursday afternoon.

Friday, May 28, 1926

Mrs. H. W. KANE, 66, daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. K. G. SHRYOCK of this city, died Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Alice DANIEL, at Peoria, Ill. She was taken ill with pneumonia two weeks ago and was unable to cope with the disease. She was well known in Rochester were she grew to womanhood, having quite a reputation as a singer and an artist in needlecraft. Her father was during his lifetime one of the most prominent citizens and attorneys of the community. The latter part of her life she had spent away from here but visited in Rochester and at Lake Manitou last summer where she enjoyed renewing old acquaintances.
She [Carrie SHRYOCK] was born June 19, 1860 at Rochester. She married H. W. KANE and one child was born to this union which died in infancy. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, J. W. HUGHSTON, W. SHRYOCK, Mrs. George LAREN, Mrs. W. F. McBAIN and Mrs. Alice DANIELS. Mr. and Mrs. HUGHSTON, Mrs. McBAIN of Chicago and Mrs. DANIELS of Peoria will come here with the body.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church with Rev. CROWDER officiating. Burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Alex SEDAM, 83, of Fulton, a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at his home there Friday night at 11:30. Death was due to complications resulting from old age. He leaves his aged wife and two sons, Jacob [SEDAM], of Lake Cicotte, and William [SEDAM], of Indianapolis, and several grandchildren.
He had been in poor health all winter and his condition became worse gradually until the end. He was well known in the community being a pioneer there.
Memorial Day which was always the biggest one of the year for him, when he sat on the platform at the church, will mark his passing from earth as his funeral will be held Sunday at his home at Fulton at 10 o'clock. Rev. LIVENGOOD, pastor of the U.B. church, will preach the sermon. Burial at Metea where the Masonic lodge will be in charge of the ceremonies.

Saturday, May 29, 1926

The funeral services for the late Mrs. George A. KENYON will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at the Evangelical church instead of at the Methodist church as was previously announced. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will have charge of the services.

Monday, May 31, 1926

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Tuesday, June 1, 1926

Henry ALDERFER, 74, who lives six miles north of Rochester, died very suddenly Sunday evening about 5:30 from a heart attack. He was at the barn milking when be became ill and fell down on a pile of hay nearby. Mrs. Alderfer who was working nearby rushed to his side but he died almost immediately. She had considerable difficulty in summoning aid due to the fact that all the neighbors were gone from home.

He had lived here for 20 years coming from near Walnut and was a farmer. He was married 53 years ago to Mrs. Eliza [J.] SISSEL. He was a member of the Gleaners and I.O.O.F. lodges.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Willard NEWCOMB, Richland Center, Mrs. Omer LONG, Argos. Two sons, Clinton [ALDERFER] and Clarence [ALDERFER] preceded him in death. He had 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren living.
Funeral at Richland Center, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. DEAN officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.

James PIPER, 84, who lived with his son, A. W. Piper, 418 West Seventh street, passed away Saturday afternoon after a weeks illness from bronchial pneumonia. He came here two years ago from his home at Bass Lake.
He was born July 18, 1841 and was a farmer by occupation. He came to northern Indiana early in the fifties with his parents and helped clear away a farm in Kosciusko county, near Mentone. His father died just before the Civil War and as a boy he took the responsibility of caring for his mother and five brothers and one sister. He married Harriet SARBER of Mentone who died in 1911. In 1884 he came with his family and settled near Bass Lake residing there ever since until recently when he made his home with his two sons. He enjoyed good health until his illness.
He is survived by two sons, A. W. PIPER of this city and Homer PIPER of Bass Lake. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at Bass Lake.

Wednesday, June 2, 1926

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Thursday, June 3, 1926

Mr. Wm. Henry ALDERFER was born in Ohio Feb. 12, 1852. He was married to Eliza SISSEL on Aug. 3rd, 1872 and to this union were born 4 children, three of whom are now living: Clinton I. ALDERFER and Mrs. Anna NEWCOUNT of Fulton Co., Mrs. Onie LONG of Marshall Co., and Clarence [ALDERFER], who preceded his father in death. In early life he became a member of P. M. Church at Walnut. He has been a member of I.O.O.F. for 45 years, also was a member of A.O.O.G. He leaves to mourn his death besides the widow 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, Amos [ALDERFER], of Fulton Co., and a sister, Catherine POWERS of So. Bend, and many friends. He passed suddenly away on Sunday, May 30th, age 74 years, 3 months and 18 days.

Friday, June 4, 1926

Mrs. Eleanora BONNELL, aged 80, passed away at 11:30 Wednesday morning at her home in Mentone. Her death was due to infirmities of old age and complications of disease.
She was a native of Ohio, moving to Mentone and vicinity thirty-five years ago. She has made her home in Mentone for the past 18 years. She was a member of the M.E. church of that city.
Surviving relatives are one son, Richard [BONNELL], of Warsaw; one daughter, Mrs. Harry GRIFFITH, of near Mentone, and several sisters, in Michigan and Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the M.E. church at Mentone.

Ezra A. OLDS of Watertown, South Dakota, a brother of Wash OLDS, of this city and father of Mrs. Amanda PHILLIPS of Akron, suffered injuries that caused his death and his wife is in a hospital with slight hopes of recovery as a result of an automobile accident near Watertown last Saturday. Their son, George [OLDS], who was driving the car at the time of the accident was only slightly injured.
Relatives here have received only meagre details of the accident stating that the car in which Mr. and Mrs. Olds and George were riding, collided with another car on a curve as they were returning to their home from Watertown. It is supposed that George was unable to see the approaching car.
The car overturned and rolled down a deep embankment. Mr. Olds suffered a fractured skull and died in an ambulance while on the way to a hospital. Mrs. Olds suffered serious injuries and has been unconscious since the accident. Mrs. Phillips left Sunday morning for the Dakota city.
For many years the deceased lived on a farm near Monterey moving to Dakota six years ago. He was well known in this city where he had often visited with his brother, Wash.
Funeral services for Mr. Olds were held in Watertown Thursday with burial there. It was at first planned to have the remains returned to Indiana for burial but because of the condition of Mrs. Olds this also was abandoned.

Saturday, June 5, 1926

The passing of Mrs. Tamer M. BAKER, 71, at her home on South Madison street, this city, marks the departure of one of Rochester's most prominent citizens and the conclusion of a life that was brimming full of Christian fellowship. Mrs. Baker was always an energetic worker in all charitable activities both in church and individual work, always ready to assume far more than a seemingly just share in elevating the pain and need of those less fortunate than herself. A truly Christian exemplification and lovable characteristics of motherhood will long be associated with the memory of this pioneer resident of Rochester.
Mrs. Tamer M. Baker succumbed from a stroke of paralysis which was suffered about two weeks ago, Friday evening, at six o'clock at the Baker home on South Madison street. Mrs. Baker [Tamer M. HOLDER] was born in Argos, Ind., Sept. 10th, 1855 and was the youngest of six children of Absolem and Mary BLIVEN HOLDER.
When but a young girl she moved to this city with her parents and on Dec. 17, 1872 was united in marriage to Ananias BAKER. Mr. Baker preceded her in death seventeen years ago. Four children were born to this union, all of whom survive: Mrs. Charles O. KILMER, this city, Mrs. James CUNNINGHAM, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Wilson MONTGOMERY, of Chicago, Ill., and Arch B. BAKER of Chicago. Mrs. Baker also leaves a sister, Mrs. Nancy CHANDLER, aged 80, of this city. In the year of 1880 the deceased united with the Christian faith with the local Christian church and has remained a faithful and active worker in that organization throughout her life. Mrs. Baker also belonged to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Funeral arrangements were not completed as this issue goes to press.

Monday, June 7, 1926

Mrs. Martha LAMBORN, aged 80 years, resident of Kewanna and wife of Oliver LAMBORN died at South Bend, Ind., Saturday night at the home of her son, Walter, where she had been visiting for the past two weeks. Death was caused by complications due to advanced age. Besides the aged husband, deceased leaves four children, Mrs. Bert SMITH, Walter [LAMBORN] and Frank LAMBORN, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Arthur SMITH, of Kewanna.
The body was taken to Kewanna Sunday, at which place burial will be made. Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue went to press.

Tuesday, June 8, 1926

Mrs. Catharine WYRICK, aged 76 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. James ABBOTT, 949 Park street, this city, at 10:45 Monday evening. Mrs. Wyrick suffered an acute attack of indigestion and a light stroke of paralysis which resulted in her death within less than an hour.
Mrs. Wyrick [Catharine KOCHENDERFER] was born on Aug. 12, 1843, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael KOCHENDERFER, on a farm in the Salem neighborhood southwest of this city. In the year of 1868 she was united in marriage to Henry WYRICK. Mr. Wyrick preceded her in death 49 years ago. The deceased spent most of her life in Oklahoma, Missouri and California, returning from the latter state to Indiana in 1910, and for the past year and a half had made her residence in this city. Mrs. Wyrick was a member of the Methodist church. Four children survive. Mrs. Levi BAKER, of Wagoners, Mrs. Nora TELLEY, of Logansport, John W. [WYRICK] and William WYRICK both residing in Oklahoma. Four sisters, Mrs. James ABBOTT of this city, Mrs. Sarah M. CARTER of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Ella BURTON of Mesick, Mich., Mrs. Jennie ABBOTT of Macy, and one brother, Frank KOCHENDERFER of Fulton are also left to mourn her departure.
Funeral arrangements are not available at the present, pending word from distant relatives. Services will be held at the Jas. Abbott residence conducted by Rev. R. H. CROWDER and burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, seven miles southwest of Rochester.

Wednesday, June 9, 1926

Mrs. Eva HIGGINS, a former resident of Mentone, committed suicide Monday at her home in Anderson by inhaling gas from a hotplate. Ill health caused the act. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Athens church southwest of Mentone. The husband and one son survive.

Thursday, June 10, 1926

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Catharine WYRICK will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James ABBOTT. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be in charge.

Friday, June 11, 1926

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Saturday, June 12, 1926

Mrs. Elva BRYANT, wife of Lewis BRYANT, passed away at their home in Chicago Tuesday morning, after an extended illness. She [Elva LANDIS] was the daughter of Myron LANDIS, of Akron. She is survived by the husband, one son, one daughter and her father.

Monday, June 14, 1926

Christopher LUCAS, 40, a farmer residing one mile west of Kewanna on the A. W. LONG farm, dropped dead while about his home at 6 o'clock Friday evening. Death was due to a heart attack aggravated by indigestion. He had been ill during the day but not seriously. Dr. SAUNDERS of Grass Creek gave him medical attention early in the day and he apparently recovered from the first attack. He lived but a few moments after being stricken a second time.
Besides the widow he is survived by one son, Elmer [LUCAS], age 11 years, his mother, Mrs. Armanda LUCAS of Kewanna and grandmother, Mrs. STEINHISER of Leiters Ford. He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. lodge.

Clayton AUGHINBAUGH, 46, died at the Northern Indiana Hospital near Logansport, Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness of four years duration. Aughinbaugh, who had served 12 years in the United States army while stationed in the Philippines, contracted a fever which caused him to become mentally deranged.
The deceased was born near North Manchester on October 31, 1879 and was the son of Charles and Olive AUGHINBAUGH. Prior to enlisting in the army Mr. Aughinbaugh was a farmer.
He is survived by his mother, six sisters, Mrs. Sarah CUSTER of New York City, Mrs Ethel PENRISE, Chicago, Mrs. Mable RICH, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Mary VanLUE of this city, Mrs. Ruth OVERMYER of Leiters Ford, and Dorothy [AUGHINBAUGH] at home, and five brothers, George F. [AUGHINBAUGH] of Oakland, Cal., Paul [AUGHINBAUGH], Canton, O., Walter [AUGHINBAUGH] Chili, Byron [AUGHINBAUGH], Wabash, and William [AUGHINBAUGH] of New York City.
The funeral services which will be private will be held from the home of his mother, near Wagoner's Station, at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Roy GARNER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Tuesday, June 15, 1926

Johnson E. BURDGE, aged 76 resident of Akron, died at his home at 11:30 Monday night, death being caused from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years. The deceased had resided at Akron for the past four years, having moved there from a farm near Silver Lake, Ind.
J. E. Burdge was born on Sept. 11, 1848, Silver Lake, Ind., and in 1874 was united in marriage to Miss Mary PATTERSON. One daughter, Mrs. William BLACK, of Silver Lake, survives this union. Besides the widow, residing at Akron, Mr. Burdge leaves three sisters, Mrs. TRUE and Mrs. SHOWALTER of Rochester, and Mrs. Etta PENCE of Tulsa, Okla.
The funeral services will be held at the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. WERHLEY in charge, on Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, June 16, 1926

Henry Howard SWARTZLANDER, 15, died at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis which was performed there last Sunday. The lad who was recovering from a severe attack of measles which had greatly weakened him was stricken with appendicitis last Saturday. He was unable to withstand the ordeal of the operation because of his physical condition. The deceased was the only son of Henry and Rosetta SWARTZLANDER who live on a farm three miles northwest of Akron. He was born on September 28, 1910. The youth is survived by his parents and three sisters, Blanche [SWARTZLANDER], Ruth [SWARTZLANDER] and Ida [SWARTZLANDER], all at home. During the past winter Henry Howard attended the Hawn grade school from which school he graduated this spring. Funeral services will be held from the Mt. Hope church north of Akron Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Danny SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank HALDEMAN and daughter, of Akron and Norman STONER of this city left today for Greenwich, Ohio, to attend the funeral of their uncle, G. A. CRUM, age 67, who died at his home in that city Tuesday. Mr Crum was well known in this community where he ha often visited.

Thursday, June 17, 1926

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of Mrs. Catharine WYRICK at Rochester and also visiting with relatives here were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy THOMPSON, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight MILES and little daughter, Mary Louise [MILES], and Elmer [WYRICK], John [WYRICK] and William WYRICK, all of Tulsa, Olahoma. Mrs. Jane ABBOTT, who had been visiting at Tulsa since April 1, came with them and remained here. - Macy items.

Friday, June 18, 1926

Mrs. Sarah BALL, aged 49 years, for many years a resident of the Tiosa neighborhood, died at her farm home, this morning at 11 o'clock, from an attack of pneumonia, which disease was contracted in Rochester, last Saturday.
Mrs. Ball, daughter of William and Elizabeth McPHERRON, was born in Lima, Ohio, and while still quite young took up her abode in this county with her parents. On January 7, 1899, she was united in marriage to Frank BALL, who with her son, Vernon [BALL], an employee of the local bridge factory, survive. The deceased also leaves a sister, Mrs. John HENDERSON, of north this city, and a brother, Charles McPHERRON, of Mishawaka.
Mrs. Ball, early this morning realized the seriousness of her illness and called her family to her, going into complete details in regard to her funeral arrangements and, according to her desire, the funeral will be held next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate and singers from the local M.E. Church will render hymns. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

The second victim of the automobile crash near Watertown, S.D., in which "Ed" OLDS, former Monterey man, met death, succumbed Friday, according to a message received here by Wash OLDS, a brother of Ed Olds. Mrs. Ed OLDS died at the hospital Friday, having never regained consciousness following injuries received in the accident there on May 29.

Mrs. Olds in company with her husband and son, George, were coming home from Watertown, when their car collided with another machine on a dangerous curve in the road, and overturned down an embankment.
Mr. Olds died on the way to the hospital as a result of a fractured skull received in the crash. Mrs. Olds received injuries about the head resulting in concussion of the brain, and had been in a state of coma until her death. The son, George, escaped injury.
The Olds family lived at Monterey until a few years ago. Mrs. Olds was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand RINEHOLT, pioneer residents of the Monterey vicinity. Three sisters, Mrs. Ed ENGLE, Mrs. Joe ROHMAN and Mrs. D. R. HASCHEL and a brother, Henry RINEHOLT, live in Monterey besides the son, Ferdie OLDS, one sister, Mrs. Henry MILLER, resides at Culver, a brother, Edward [RINEHOLT] at Leiters Ford, and Harry [RINEHOLT] of Kewanna, besides a son, Earl [OLDS] of Hammond, daughters, Mrs. Amanda PHILLIPS of Akron, and Mrs. Tillie HARTLEY of Cleveland, and George [OLDS], Virginia [OLDS] and Teddy OLDS of Watertown, S.D.

Saturday, June 19, 1926

John W. READ, 72, retired Christian minister, died at three-thirty o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Akron of apoplexy following an illness of six months. Mr. Read was born in Brown county, Indiana on March 24, 1854 and moved to Akron from Monticello, Ind., 18 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Faye THOMPSON of Logansport, Mrs. Glen GASKILL of Markle, Mrs. Richard HAYWARD of Akron and Miss Kathryn READ at home and three sons, Ludd [READ] of Huntington, Glen [READ] of Miami, Florida, and [J.] Harold [READ] of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Akron Christian church with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT, pastor of the Rochester Christian church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, June 21, 1926

Elias McMILLEN, age 72, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday morning at 1:15 at the home of his niece, Mrs. R. W. WYLIE, 217 E. Seventh street, in Mishawaka following a six months illness of complications. He was born in Carroll county, Ohio, October 26th, 1854 and had resided practically all of his life in Fulton county with the exception of the past three years which he spent in Mishawaka.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Robert [McMILLEN] and Thomas [McMILLEN] of Fillmore, N.D., William [McMILLEN] of Ohio, Mrs. Sterling WILLIAMS of Culver, Ind., and Mrs. Amanda LYNN of Culbertson, Montana. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie and the body was brought to Rochester where burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery southeast of the city.

Mrs. Martha McHENRY, aged 79 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. CONKLE, 917 Madison street, Sunday, June 20th, death resulting from complications due to advanced years.
Martha [MILLER], the daughter of George and Elizabeth MILLER, was born near Markle, Ind., October 6th, 1846, and on July 3 1864 she was united in marriage to William McHENRY, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. To this union seven children were born. Two died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. J. C. HARTMAN, of Oakland, Calif., passed away on May

13th of this year. The surviving children are, Mrs. P. C. BINKLEY, of DeQueen, Ark., R. A. McHENRY of Huntington, and B. L. McHENRY and Mrs. E. C. CONKLE of this city. The deceased leaves nineteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and one brother, Eleck MILLER of Butler, Ind.
Mrs. McHenry united with the Methodist church more than sixty years ago, and at the time of her death was a member of the Central Christian church at Huntington. Funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. E. C. CONKLE, Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial will be made at the Clear Creek cemetery, Huntington, Ind., where a brief service will also be given.

Mrs. Elizabeth SCHAFFER, aged woman living in Argos, was found dead by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl BISHOP, late Friday evening.
Mrs. Schaffer has been ailing for some time, however, she has not been confined to her bed. Last evening she ate supper and helped wash the dishes. Then she went out into the back yard for a time and when she failed to return, her daughter and husband began a search for her. They soon located her lying dead in the grass in the back yard about 8 o'clock.
She was about 70 years old and has been a widow for a number of years.

Carl Richard STAUFFER, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil STAUFFER, died Sunday evening at nine o'clock at their home in LaPorte following an illness of 17 weeks with acute neuritis. He was born at Tiosa on February 8, 1914 and moved with his parents to LaPorte five months ago.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Tiosa Lutheran church and burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, June 22, 1926

Relatives were informed here Thursday of the death of Miss Elizabeth GRAY which occurred Monday at her home in Greenville, Michigan following an illness of several weeks with dropsy. Mrs. Gray [Elizabeth MURRAY], whose maiden name was Murray, was about 60 years of age and was born and raised in Fulton county. Two sons, Fred [GRAY] and Charles [GRAY], of Michigan, and one brother, Lewis MURRAY of near Talma, are among the survivors.
The body will be brought to Rochester, funeral services to be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors with the Rev. MOTT, Pastor of the Talma Methodist church, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Sarah A. BALL, daughter of William and Elizabeth McPHERRON, was born in Allen County, Ohio, January 9th, 1877 and departed this life June 18th, 1926, aged 49 years, 5 months and 9 days. At the age of six years she moved with her parents to Fulton County, Ind. She [Sarah A. McPHERRON] was united in marriage to Frank BALL, January 7, 1899. She leaves to mourn a husband, two sons, Vernon [BALL] of Rochester and Delmar [BALL] at home. One sister, Mrs. John HENDERSON of Tiosa, and one brother, Charlees McPHERRON of Mishawaka, and three grandchildren.
In 1914 she was united with the Sand Hill M. E. Church. Since that time she has been an active member in the church and Sunday school, always willing to do anything that was asked of her up until the last.
The time of her last illness was quite short being a little less than a week. Her passing was very characteristic of her quiet disposition. She was the first one to realize that the end was near and she called her family and near friends to her side and very calmly made all funeral arrangements in detail even to the place and hour of the services, also naming the singers and minister. In her the church realizes the loss of a constant member, the community a true friend and the family a loving and devoted mother and wife.
Rev. R. H. CROWDER, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, Rochester, officiated and members of said church choir rendered the music. Funeral at Sand Hill Church, Sunday 2 p.m. Burial at Reichter Cemetery.

Wednesday, June 23, 1926

Mrs. Margaret GERARD, wife of the late George GERARD, passed away at her home in Inwood at eleven o'clock Monday evening, June 21, 1926. Mrs Gerard has been ailing for two years with asthma which affected her heart. She had eaten her supper in the evening and retired about ten o'clock. Shortly after she experienced another attack and passed away in about an hour.
She was formerly Miss Margaret BURDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward BURDEN and was born and reared near Inwood and has lived in that vicinity all her life. She passed her 80th birthday on June 10, 1926. She was united in marriage to George Gerard, who passed away three years ago. She is suvived by two daughters, Mrs. Viola SAUNDERS of Inwood and Nellie [GERARD], who lived with her mother, and one son, Edward [GERARD] of southwest of Inwood, one brother, Leonard BURDEN of LaPorte and one sister, Mrs. Mattie CUMMINS, of Plymouth. She was a member of the Methodist church in Inwood.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home. Burial will be in Oak Hill, Plymouth.

Mrs. Joel SOPHER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George BROOKS, of near Silver Lake, died Saturday at her home in Wabash of gall stones. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Wabash. The deceased was 45 years of age and was born near Silver Lake in 1881. Her husband and five children survive.

Thursday, June 24, 1926

[no obits]

Friday, June 25, 1926

Frederick HATFIELD, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy HATFIELD of Warsaw and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Salem BUSSERT of this city, died at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago at 10 p.m. Thursday. Death was caused by spinal meningitis which developed following a mastoid operation performed Wednesday morning.
The deceased, who was a student in the law school at the University of Chicago, received a fractured skull on April 19, when he was run down by a Yellow taxi cab as he was crossing a street near the university. He had practically recovered from the fracture when he suffered mastoid trouble.
Frederick Hatfield was born in this city 21 years ago, and lived here until his father purchased a clothing store in Warsaw in 1911. He graduated from the Warsaw High School in 1924 and matriculated at the University of Chicago in the fall of that year.

He is survived by his parents and grandparents, a sister, Dorothy [HATFIELD], and two aunts, Mrs. Harry LOUDERBACK and Mrs. Effie GRAEBER of this city. Pending the arrival of the body in Warsaw Friday evening no funeral arrangements will be made.
In all probability the funeral will be held in Warsaw Sunday afternoon followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Saturday, June 26, 1926

Charles KING, 80, died at his farm home six miles southeast of Rochester at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon following a years illness caused by cancer. He had been bedfast for the past three weeks.
Mr. King was born in Baden, Germany on May 29, 1846, the son of Michael and Katherine KING. When he was 22 years of age Mr. King came to this country settling on a farm near Chili. Thirty-six years ago he moved to this county.
Mr. King is survived by the following children: Mrs. Fred ALLMAN, Wabash, Emanuel [KING], Hardin, Mont., Katherine [KING], Helena, Mont., Mrs. D. S. THOMPSON, Wenatchee, Wash., Mrs. A. K. ANDREWS, Omak, Wash., and Fred [KING] of Fulton. Mrs. [Julia Ann] KING died last fall.
The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church and the Maccabees lodge. The funeral services will be held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. LIVENGOOD of Fulton in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Olive cemetery.

Monday, June 28, 1926

Frank Darol O'DELL, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'DELL, of Mishawaka, formerly of near Rochester, died Saturday afternoon following an illness of five days with pneumonia. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'DELL and Mrs. Elsie STEININGER, all of Rochester, and two sisters, Wilma [O'DELL] and Louise [O'DELL]. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Whippoorwill church, northwest of this city, and burial was made in the South Germany cemetery.

Edgar L. McCARTER, well known farmer and Trustee of Liberty township, passed away Saturday noon, at his farm home four miles northeast of Fulton. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on June 15th while visiting at the home of his neighbor Harry STOCKEY, who resides about one mile and a half north of Fulton.
Mr. McCarter was born on June 11th, 1856, on a farm near the Green Oak neighborhood, his parents, Samuel and Rachael McCARTER the former having preceded him in death several years ago. In early life the deceased followed the carpenter trade and for the past six years had been most efficiently serving the residents of Liberty township in the capacity of trustee. Mr. McCarter is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Pearl [McCARTER] at home, and Mrs. Daisy WASHINGTON, of Miami county; two sons, Alvah [McCARTER] and Harry [McCARTER], both residing in Miami county. His mother, Mrs. Rachael BRIGGS, of Macy, and a brother, Francis McCARTER of Logansport, comprise the immediate relatives.
The deceased was a member of the local encampment of Odd Fellows and was a devout follower of the Christian faith having united with the Mt. Olive church several years ago. Funeral services were held at the Macy Methodist Church Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. James RICHARDSON, officiating. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, June 29, 1926

Many friends and acquaintances attended the funeral services Monday afternoon for Edgar McCARTER, trustee of Liberty township who died last Saturday following a stroke of paralysis. The services were conducted from the Macy Methodist church and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Obediah SMITH, a pioneer settler of the Tiosa neighborhood, succumbed Sunday morning at his farm home one-half mile west of Tiosa, death resulting from gangrene which infected his left foot. Mr. Smith was 86 years old, being born in Ohio on May 2nd, 1840 coming to this county while quite young and settling on a farm in Newcastle township with his parents.
The deceased's wife preceded him in death several years ago; the surviving children are Otto D. [SMITH], and Edward C. [SMITH], residing on the home place, Howard G. [SMITH] of South Bend, and Mrs. Ida MECHLING of Plymouth. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Richland center church with Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating. Burial was made in the Richland [Center] I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Wednesday, June 30, 1926

[no obits]

Thursday, July 1, 1926

Charles J. SPARKS, aged 60, for the past four years postmaster at Kewanna, succumbed at his home in that city early Wednesday morning, after suffering for the past year from a cancerous infection. Mr. Sparks had only been confined to his home for the past three weeks.
Chas. J., son of Jerry and Martha SPARKS, was born on June 1st, 1866, in the Prairie Grove neighborhood and had spent his entire life in Kewanna. He was united in marriage to Minnie HARTMAN, and to this union five children were born. Besides the widow and children he leaves a sister and a host of relatives and friends to grieve his departure. The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church, I.O.O.F., K. of P., Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. Mr. Sparks had always been quite active in political circles in Union township, serving as trustee and assessor and then in the civil service as postmaster.
The funeral will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. G. S. REEDY. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in that city.

James SHOWALTER, aged 60, died at his home in Akron at two o'clock Thursday morning, from an attack of heart trouble. The deceased had spent his entire life in the vicinity of Akron. Several years ago he was united in marriage to Laura POTTER and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive with the widow; Everett [SHOWALTER] and Harry [SHOWALTER], Akron; Mrs. Opal WAECHTER, Akron; Mrs. Edith BAILEY of Illinois, and Mrs. Mildred SWIHART of Akron. The deceased also leaves a brother, William [SHOWALTER] of Roann, and another brother, who resides in Missouri; two sisters, one residing at North Liberty and the other a resident of North Dakota.
Mr. Showalter was a member of the Saints' Church at Akron. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Jerry OVERMYER, 64, long a resident of the Richland Center vicinity, died about midnight Wednesday at her farm home one-half mile north of Richland Center. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis from which she had suffered for some time.
The deceased [Minerva SHOCK] was born in 1862, near North Webster in Kosciusko county, and in early life settled with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah SHOCK in Richland township.
Forty years ago she was married to [Jeremiah] OVERMYER, who survives the deceased. To this union three daughters were born who are: Mrs. Milo MECHLING, of Richland Center; Mrs. William LAKE of near Argos, and Elnora [OVERMYER] at home. Besides the children, three brothers, Charles SHOCK of Rochester; Dan SHOCK of No. Dakota, Don SHOCK of Colorado Springs, and four sisters, Mrs. Eli BORTORS of Plymouth; Mrs. D. MOCK, North Webster, Mrs. Chas. STEINKE of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Ed. McDONALD, of Chicago, survive.
Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the United Brethren church and a consistent worker in that organization. The funeral services will be held at Richland Center church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. DELP officiating. Interment will be made in the Richland [Center] cemetery.

Friday, July 2, 1926

Within an hour after Mr. and Mrs. Howard REED had received a telegram this morning telling them of their son's, Donald T., serious illness at the Indiana school hospital, Ft. Wayne, another message followed announcing his death.
Donald T. REED, aged 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Reed of Richland township, was born August 19, 1899, near Richland Center. For the past 15 years the deceased attended the Indiana School at Ft. Wayne. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Robert [REED] and Joseph [REED], both residents of Fulton county. A local ambulance left this morning to bring the body to the Reed farm home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Saturday, July 3, 1926

The funeral of Donald T. REED will be held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard REED, three miles north of Richland Center, on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. D. S. PERRY will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The body of Harold HAGAN, aged 12, son of Mrs. John W. FELDER, formerly Mrs. Omer HAGAN, now of Bethel, Alaska, ended its long journey on sea and rail, when the casket was received by local relatives early this morning.
The lad succumbed on Nov. 16th, 1925 to the ravages of spinal meningitis and as the small town in which the Felders reside affords no registered physician, medical aid was rendered by U. S. Government Nurse Lulu HEENAN, from whom the burial permit and disinterment privilege was granted. The casket left Bethel on board the U. S. W. H. Tranper, on June 13th, transferring to fast express at Seattle, Wash.
The funeral arrangements have not been made as yet. Government restrictions forbid the breaking of the casket's seal, due to the contagiousness of the dread disease from which the lad died.

The Felders operate a general store at Bethel and five fur trading stations near the small Alaskan town.

Monday, July 5, 1926

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, July 6, 1926

John KINDIG, 38, well known farmer of Fulton county, who lives about 8 miles east of Rochester on the Ft. Wayne road, died at 3:30 Monday morning after a sudden illness of three days. He was stricken while on his way to Rochester to serve as juror in the Curtis FINNEY case and taken to Woodlawn hospital, where it was learned he was suffering from gastric ulcers and that his condition was serious. As a result the trial was postponed awaiting his being able to return to the jury box.
He was born near Akron July 26, 1888, the son of Orville and Alfretta KINDIG and lived in this vicinity all his life. He was a member of the Church of the Living God at Akron.
He is survived by his wife, his parents, three brothers, Thornton [KINDIG] of Logansport, Francis [KINDIG] of Akron, Vernon [KINDIG] of Ft. Wayne, three sisters, Mrs. Justin HALL, Rochester, Mrs. Elmer WIDMAN, Akron, Mrs. Lott RICHARDSON, Everett, Wash., and six children, Byron [KINDIG], Pauline [KINDIG], Herman [KINDIG], Gerald [KINDIG], Nettie [KINDIG] and Dorthea [KINDIG].
Funeral at the U. B. church, Athens, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial at Athens. The six pallbearers will be chosen from the members of the jury with whom the deceased was serving.

Mrs. Naaman NOFTSGER, 74, pioneer resident living three miles west of Akron, died a few minutes after midnight Wednesday morning at her home. She had been suffering from anemia for some time. She had lived in that community all her life.
She [Nancy J. BIGGS] was the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth BIGGS. She was a member of the United Brethren church. Mrs. Noftsger is survived by her husband. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 at the Omega church with Rev. WERHLEY of the Akron M. E. church officiating. Burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

The following clipping taken from the South Bend News-Times apprises Rochester people of the death of Roy "Dan" OLINGER, aged 20. Roy was a former resident of this city and for a few years was employed at the local newspaper plant in the capacity of "devil." Just what caused the lad's untimely death could not be ascertained. The deceased had paid a visit to this office about two weeks ago and was enjoying the best of health at that time.
LeRoy Edward OLINGER, age 20, of 1105 Georgiana avenue, South Bend, former resident of this city, died in Epworth hospital Saturday morning. He was born in Mattoon, Wis., and had lived in South Bend four years coming there from Rochester, Ind. He is survived by his father, David OLINGER, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. LeRoy MILO, Violet [OLINGER], James [OLINGER], Orval [OLINGER], Eveline [OLINGER] and Mabel OLINGER, all of South Bend. The body was viewed by friends Sunday in the L. H. Orvis funeral home at South Bend, where the funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Elmer Ward COLE, pastor of the First Christian church, oficiated and burial was made in the Mishawaka cemetery.

Mrs. Jennie MILLER, 71 years old, died at her home in Denver at noon Saturday after an illness of about a year from complications due to old age.
The husband, Merrit MURPHY, three children, Earl [MILLER], living on a farm near Denver, Mrs. O. B. ANDREWS of Peru, and Mrs. G. E. MILLER of Macy, and six grandchildren, Kenneth [MILLER], Mildred [MILLER] and Fern MILLER, Lyman [MURPHY] and Raymond MURPHY and Berneth ANDREWS, survive.

Word has been received here of the death of Joseph B. PELLANS, a former resident of Rochester, who will be remembered by many of the older citizens of the community. He died at his home near Missoula Mont., where he had lived for many years Mr. Pellans came to Rochester many years ago and purchased the DANZIGER drug store and was its proprietor for some time. His death came as the result of a stroke of paralysis, which occurred two and one-half years ago. His wife and daughter, Myra [PELLANS], are bringing the body to Seymour, where he will be buried on Friday.

Dayton TOWNSEND, age 62, a well known farmer of Kosciusko county dropped dead Saturday morning at his home near Mentone. Death was due to apoplexy and he suffered the stroke just as he entered the garage at his home to get some tools to use in repairing a fence.
Mr. Townsend is survived by the widow who was formerly Susan HAIMBAUGH, and one daughter, Mrs. Maude ZOLMAN of Warsaw. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mentone Baptist church and burial was made in the Mentone cemetery. Those in attendance at the funeral from Rochester were Mr. and Mrs. Harley KOCHENDERFER, Mr. and Mrs. Edward GERST and Mr. and Mrs. Leonidas ROGERS.

Clement SEBRING, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. James SEBRING of Akron, died at 9:30 Sunday night in Woodlawn hospital from a fractured skull which he received in an automobile accident at the Lake Manitou Fair Association race track at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Sebring was turning his mount, a Moline Special, owned by Carl FOSTER of North Manchester, in preparation for the races to be held on the half-mile oval on the Fourth. It was on the third lap of a trial, the second lap of which Sebring was clocked at .32, that the accident occurred. The driver had just come out of the west turn with his machine when he went through the wire fence, breaking two posts and continued east for a distance of 100 yards and crashed into the west bleachers.
The accident it was determined later was caused by the dropping off of a ball and key holding the steering wheel on the steering post which loss rendered the driver powerless to control his machine. Better servicing at the pits would have prevented the accident.
The blow which caused Sebring's deathwill always remain a mystery. Some persons who saw the accident contend that one of the fence posts when broken flew through the air and struck the fatal blow while others swear that the blow which Sebring received on the head when he crashed into the bleachers caused his death. Luckily because of the nearness to the supper hour no persons were along the wire fence when Sebring went through as there had been throughout the afternoon.
Following the accident Sebring was taken to the Woodlawn hospital by fellow drivers. There an X-ray picture showed many fractures of the skull. One over the left eye it is believed caused his death. Sebring's parents who were summoned from Akron were at his bedside when he died. The unfortunate automobile race driver had been a professional driver but two months, but during this period he had participated in five meets. His daring had won for him many firsts.

Clement Sebring was born in Kosciusko county near Silver Lake on November 24, 1906. He had spent his entire life in Akron and Silver Lake. Sebring, who was a mechanic, was employed at the HATTERY and SECOR garage in Akron. He is survived by his parents and a sister, Helen [SEBRING], aged 13. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon from the Akron Christian church with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Akron Woodmen lodge of which organization the deceased was a member will be in charge of the services.

Curtis SHIVELY, aged 39, son of Rev. and Mrs. H. SHIVELY of near Bourbon, committed suicide at the farm home of his parents, five miles northeast of Bourbon, Monday afternoon.
Shively, who is a day laborer, had gone to the home of his parents and on the pretext of hunting had taken the family shotgun and departed for a nearby woods. Failing to return at the supper hour, a search was instituted by members of the family and friends. The man was found dead, sitting erect on a stump in the woods, the shotbun propped between his legs and the stick with which he pulled the trigger tightly clasped in his right hand. The shot had completely torn away his lower jaw and the entire side of his face. No reason is known for the rash deed.

Jake POLAY this morning received word that his sister, Mrs. Fannie TERETSKY had died in Minsk, Russia five weeks ago. Her husband was killed in the World War while serving with the Russian army. Mrs. Teretsky is survived by three children.

William JOSEPH, 60, prominent farmer of the Burr Oak community, north of Culver, ended the life of his wife, 54, and then killed himself with a 12 gauge shotgun sometime Tuesday morning, presumably about seven o'clock. The bodies of the husband and wife were discovered by Mrs. Nora HAWKINS a neighbor, about an hour later when she came to see why the house was so quiet. They had dined with Mrs. Hawkins the night before.
At first it was thought that the deed was done by robbers, but further investigation showed that he approached Mrs. Joseph from the rear as she stood over a wash tub and blew the back of her head off with the gun. Her body fell forward into the tub. He then walked about twenty feet and placed the muzzle under his chin and fired.
Two motives are assigned for the act. The first was financial worries, the result of losses in the failure of the Dollings company two years ago, while the second is ill health as he had not been well recently. A note was found requesting that they be buried together.
The Josoephs were at one time very influential farmers until reverses came and were leaders in Brethren church work there. They are survived by one son, Rev. Clyde JOSEPH, pastor of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
[NOTE: William JOSEPH, father, 1863-1926; Julia A. JOSEPH, mother, 1880-1926 - both buried in Burr Oak cemetery - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Township]

Wednesday, July 7, 1926

Mrs. Theresa SMITH, age 71, following an illness of ten years with complications of diseases, died Wednesday morning at 8:15 at her home, 618 East Fourteenth street. Mrs. Smith was a life long resident of Fulton County having been born June 24th, 1855, six miles southwest of Rochester, the daughter of Fredrick and Hanna HAGAN.

The past twenty years she had spent in this city. On October 8th, 1871 she was married to Amos SMITH, who died several years ago. She was a member of the local United Brethren Church.
She is survived by four sons, Fred [SMITH], George [SMITH] and Frank [SMITH] of Rochester, Harvey E. [SMITH] of Garrett, Ind.; one brother, John HAGAN, of Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Wm. LOVETT, of Fulton, Ind. There are thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Fred YEAZEL received word Wednesday morning of the death of her father, William H. BECHTEL, which occurred Tuesday night at his home in Remer, Minn. Mr. Bechtel was born in Marshall County and lived there practically all of his life until the last few years which he has spent in the West. Another daughter, Mrs. Earl NARKS, lives at Hammond, Ind. The body will be brought to Indiana for burial.

Thursday, July 8, 1926

Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas SMITH will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the United Brethren Church with Rev. H. E. BUTLER and Rev. S. WELLS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Vine CURTIS, age 45 years, well known Wall Street meat market proprietor, passed away at his residence on East Ninth street at nine o'clock Thursday morning. Death resulted from multiple neuritis, a disease from which the deceased had suffered for the past seven years.
Vine Curtis, son of Edwin and Jennie BROWN CURTIS, was born on a farm east of Athens on June 21st, 1881, his mother having preceded him in death several years ago. The deceased was a member of the local order of Eagles, and had been engaged in the meat market business in this city for the past twenty years.
On June 21st, 1911 Vine Curtis was united in marriage to Frances Lay WATSON. Surviving the wife are the following children: Vine Harlan [CURTIS], Jr., Percy Watson [CURTIS] and Frances [CURTIS]. Katherine May [CURTIS] preceded her father in death in 1919. Besides the aged father, Edwin J. CURTIS, deceased leaves a brother, Mark [CURTIS], residing at Brantwood, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank FOUTS, of Macy, and Mrs. Daisy MERLEY, of Akron.
Funeral arrangements have not been definitely arranged, but it is thought services will be held Saturday afternoon with the Order of Eagles in charge and Rev. Jas. W. NIVEN officiating. Burial will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Another pioneer resident of Rochester and Newcastle township answered death's call, when Allen FENSTERMAKER, aged 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Jannery, of Liberty township, at eleven o'clock Wednesday night. Death resulted from a complication of diseases accompanying advanced years, from which the deceased had suffered for the past year.
Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. George FENSTERMAKER, was born in Pennsylvania in the year of 1845, moving to this county with his parents when he was 21 years of age, following the occupation of farmer throughout his entire life. The wife of the deceased preceded him in death by thirty years. The surviving children are William [FENSTERMAKER], of Wenona, N.C., Charles [FENSTERMAKER], Stanley, North Dakota, Fred [FENSTERMAKER], of Rochester, and Mrs. Alonzo BLUE of Mentone, and Mrs. Chas. JANNERY of Liberty township. The deceased was a

member of the Christian church, uniting in that faith at Hammond, Ind., many years ago.
Awaiting word from distant relatives, funeral arrangements could not be announced today.

Friday, July 9, 1926

The Allen FENSTERMAKER funeral will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Christian church. Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Amanda LOSHER, for many years a resident of the Green Oak community, died at the military hospital at Lafayette Wednesday, July 7th, after an illness of several years duration.
Mrs. Losher [Amanda ZARTMAN SAMPSEL] was the daughter of David and Margaret ZARTMAN, being one of a family of thirteen children, twelve sisters and one brother. She was born near Macy, Feb. 13, 1855. In 1873 she was united in marriage to Paul SAMPSEL, who died in the fall of 1909. They were the parents of three children. In 1912 she was married to John LOSHER, a veteran of the Civil war, who died a few years ago.
Mrs. Losher was a member of the Methodist church and was a devout Christian with remarkable faith. She is survived by her two sons, A. V. SAMPSEL of Peru, Clarence P. SAMPSEL of Green Oak. and Lola [SAMPSEL] of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. I. D. JOHNSON, of Millark, Mrs. Mary HISEY of Tiosa and Mrs. Elsie RUNKLE of Roann.
Funeral services were held at the Macy Methodist church Friday afternoon at two o'clock and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Mrs. Mary E. ZARTMAN of 323 East Ninth street, this city, and Mrs. Susan MADARY, of Fulton, have received word of the death of their brother, John H. BROKAW, which occurred Thursday at his home at Balsam Lake, Wis.
Mr. Brokaw, who was 83 years of age, and a civil war veteran, was born in Fulton county, the son of Peter and Adaline BROKAW. He left here sixty years ago but visited here with his sisters in 1923 and 1924. Burial will be made in Wisconsin.

Mrs. Leah CRAVEN of this city received word today of the death of her brother, Samuel Jasper CARNEY, 78 years of age, who passed away Thursday night at his home in Logansport. The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis five weeks ago which resulted in his death. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock from the residence at Logansport.

Funeral services for the late Vine CURTIS will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the home on East Ninth street with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Harry Dean BAKER, son of Mr. and Mrs. George BAKER of the Green Oak neighborhood, was instantly killed, Thursday evening at 6:20, when a Grand Trunk freight engine struck the Ford coupe in which he was riding at "death crossing" at Mishawaka, Ind.
Baker, who has been a student at Indiana university for the past two and a half years, was employed during his vacation months by the Fuller Brush Co., and was assigned territory around Mishawaka, where he lived with his brother, Donald [BAKER] and wife.

At 6:20 yesterday evening Baker was driving his Ford coupe and in attempting to cross the Grand Trunk tracks, was run down by a fast freight engine.
Witnesses who were near state that the car rolled over and over down the tracks, finally swerving off the rails and coming to rest at the foot of a 60-foot embankment. Medical examination revealed that death had been instantaneous; the victim suffered severe skull fractures, a broken leg and a badly mangled torso.
The scene of this fatality is known as "death crossing" there having been six people killed at this same point within the past eight months. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. BAKER returned this morning from Mishawaka where they were called late last night, bringing the body of their son to the farm home about one and a half miles south of Green Oak.
Harry Dean, son of George and Nellie BAKER, was born near Green Oak, on March 2, 1905. The deceased attended common school near the farm home and finished his high school studies at Macy in 1922. Upon the completion of his high school work he entered Indiana university, where he would have entered his junior year this coming fall.
Besides the parents, Harry is survived by the following brothers, Robert [BAKER], of this city and Donald [BAKER] of Mishawaka, and one sister, Miss Florence [BAKER], at home, and numerous relatives and friends throughout this county. Joe BAKER of this city is a cousin to the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Macy on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, July 10, 1926

Mrs. John LAIDLAW went to Peru Saturday to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Jacob SNYTH age 83. Mrs. Snyth and her husband lived in Fulton county for a number of years. She was a sister of the late Mrs. WILDERMUTH of this city.

Ira FLORA, age 50, a life long resident of Richland township, died at 4:30 Saturday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Caroline FLORA, west of Richland Center. Mr. Flora had been in poor health for the past seven years and death was due to paralysis. He was born on May 1st, 1876, the son of Solomon and Caroline FLORA, and on December 8th, 1902 was married to Carrie OVERMYER.
Besides the wife and mother he is survived by one son, Ralph [FLORA] and a daughter Ruth [FLORA]; one brother, William [FLORA], west of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Nora McCLARAN and Mrs. Bertha FLORENCE, of Argos, and Mrs. Dora [CALHOUN] of Richland Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Richland Center Methodist Church, of which he was a member, and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.

Monday, July 12, 1926

Mrs. Elnora McCLUNG, one of the most prominent residents of the Mt. Zion community, died very suddenly Saturday at midnight at her home four miles southeast of Rochester on the Wabash road. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. McClung had been in delicate health for the past four years but her condition was not considered serious.
Mrs. McClung [Elnora DAVIDSON], who was 74 years of age, was born in Fulton county on May 20, 1852, the daughter of Stephen and Katherine DAVIDSON. On September 22nd, 1872 she was married to Newton Augustus McCLUNG, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church, the Mt. Zion club and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
She is survived by three sons, Arthur [McCLUNG] and Paul [McCLUNG] at home, Ralph [McCLUNG], who lives in the Northwest, and one daughter, Mrs. Lucian SAVAGE, of Macy. Mrs. Josephine STINSON, of Athens, is a sister. There are two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Tuesday, July 13, 1926

Lloyd STEININGER, 11 years of age, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie STEININGER of this city, accidentally shot and killed himself, Monday evening at seven o'clock at the home of his grandparents at Battle Creek, Mich.
A telephone message to local relatives received last night gave scant details of the fatality. The lad was playing with several other boys in the neighborhood, where the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George SULTZ, reside, and in some unaccountable manner the 22 calibre rifle handled by Lloyd was discharged, the bullet entering his head directly below the nose. Screams from his companions soon brought members of the family to the scene of the accident, and the injured lad was rushed to a Battle Creek hospital where he died four hours later.
Mr. Steininger, who is employed at the carpenter's trade at Battle Creek, left Rochester last Friday morning accompanied by his wife and family who were to spend a few weeks visit with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sultz, of Battle Creek, before returning to their home on north Fulton avenue this city. The dreadful news was accompanied by the information that the Steiningers would arrive in Rochester at 2:07 over the Erie, Wednesday afternoon, with their son's body, further stating that the funeral would be held at the Church of God, this city, on Thursday afternoon, with interment to be made at the South Germany cemetery.
Besides his parents, the unfortunate youth is survived by two younger brothers, Herschell [STEININGER] and Paul [STEININGER], and two sisters, Nettie [STEININGER] and Arla May [STEININGER]. The father, Arlie Steininger, had for many years been an employee of the Rochester Lumber Co.

Lincoln J. CARTER, 61 years of age, well known theatrical producer, who has lived the last several years at Goshen, Indiana, died at noon Tuesday at his home "Sunset" south of Goshen. He had been seriously ill for some time of heart trouble. He was an uncle of Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART. He is survived by his wife, a son, Lincoln [CARTER], Jr., a granddaughter, a sister and two brothers. He wrote and produced many melodramas for the stage and in recent years they were produced in the movies, the most faous being "The Fast Mail." The funeral will be held Thursday at four o'clock with burial at Goshen.

A pioneer resident of Macy answered death's call Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the person of Mrs. Sophia SELLERS, aged 81 years. Death resulted from a cancer which confined the deceased to her bed for the past nine days.
Sophia [SYES], daughter of John and Susie SYES, was born on April 2nd, 1845 in Preble county, Ohio, moving to Indiana when but 17 years of age. In the year of 1863 deceased was united in marriage to Perry SELLERS. Mr. Sellers died at Macy in 1921. To this union four children were born, of whom but one survives, Frank Sellers SKINNER [sic], of Argos. Mrs. Sellers united with the Methodist church of Macy, forty years ago and was a steadfast member in that faith throughout her entire life. Funeral services in charge of Rev. RICHARDSON will be

held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church at Macy. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Clayton Junior VanLUE, aged five years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin VanLUE of 1410 South College avenue, this city, passed away at three o'clock Tuesday morning, death resulting from a dropsical condition. The lad was born on January 16, 1921, in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, southeast of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. ASCHANHORT, this city. Interment will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Wednesday, July 14, 1926

Max David [McCARTER], infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Max McCARTER, died Tuesday evening at the McCarter residence on North Monroe street. Yellow jaundice from which the baby had suffered the past few days caused the death.
The infant was born on July 7th of this year, and besides the parents, is survived by one brother, Melvin [McCARTER]. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Jas. W. NIVEN were held at the McCarter home at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan McINTYRE and Mr. and Mrs. Herschell MILLER are in South Bend where they were called on account of the death of Lawrence SIMPSON who died in the Epworth hospital there Monday night following an operation for cancer performed three weeks ago. Mr. Simpson is a brother-in-law of Mrs. McIntyre.

Mr. and Mrs. Arlie STEININGER arrived at their home in this city by auto, Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, from Battle Creek, Mich., where on Monday evening their 11-year-old son, Lloyd [STEININGER], was accidentally killed.
Mr. Steininger stated that Lloyd, in company with Cleon SULT, aged 13, on Monday evening at 5:30 had gone to the Battle Creek Sanitarium dump to shoot rats. The Sult lad had taken a 22 rifle from the home of his parents and also borrowed a rifle of like caliber for Lloyd. Each boy had just four cartridges, a few shots had been taken at the rodents, and one of the animals appeared stunned and while the Sult boy was dispatching the wounded rat, he heard another shot, and upon turning around saw young Steininger lying on the ground with blood pouring out of his nose and mouth.
A man who was engaged in picking cherries near by was summoned by the Sult boy and with his assistance Steininger was taken to the Nichols' hospital, where he died at 9:30 Monday evening. The shot entered the lad's head directly below his nose, penetrating through the roof of the mouth and finally imbedding itself into the base of the brain. The victim never regained consciousness. The body of the accident victim arrived Wednesday afternoon at 2:07 over the Nickle Plate railroad.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. SLAYBAUGH will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Church of God, this city, with interment being made in the South Germany cemetery.

South Bend, Ind., July 14. -- Mrs. Sarah Ann REED, 64, 1802 Marine St., died at her home at 11:45 Monday night of complications. She was born in Fulton county, Ind., March 31, 1862, and came here a year ago.

Surviving is her husband, Samuel [REED], and one son, LeRoy [REED], both of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E. G. MEISTER will officiate, and burial will be made in Jackson, Mich.

Thursday, July 15, 1926

Mrs. Susan MADARY last week received the word of the death of her brother, John H. BROKAW, which occurred Thursday at his home at Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. Mr. Brokaw, who was 83 years of age and a civil war veteran, was born in Fulton county, the son of Peter and Adeline BROKAW. He left here sixty years ago and visited here with his sisters in 1923 and 1924. Burial was made in Wisconsin. - Fulton Leader.

Friday, July 16, 1926

Carl McPHERRON, age 21, died Friday morning at 3:15 at the home of his mother, Mrs. James SLONAKER, of near Richland Center following an illness of several weeks with complications of diseases. He was born in Richland township on August 16th, 1905 the son of Thomas and Minnie McPHERRON.
He is survived by his mother, four brothers, Clarence [McPHERRON], Harry [McPHERRON] and Edwin McPHERRON, all at home, Emil McPHERRON of Beloit, Wisconsin and two sisters, Mrs. Mary WANICK of Converse and Miss Wilma McPHERRON of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Richland Center Church with the Rev. DEAN officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery there.

Miss Luella YAGER, age 18, well known Akron girl, died at 11:45 Thursday night at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. William McHATTON, in Akron, with whom she made her home. She had been ill for the past three years with tuberculosis. She was born on September 23rd, 1908 and was a member of the Saints Church.
Miss Yager is survived by her uncle and aunt, one sister, Miss Leona YAGER of Bourgon, and her grandmother, Mrs. Austis WOWING of Bourbon.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Saints church in Akron with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

Mary Martha [BURKETT], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BURKETT of Fulton, passed away at the home of her parents at 11 o'clock Thursday night. The deceased was but two weeks old and was the only child in the family. Funeral services in charge of Rev. MAHAFEY of Fletchers Lake were held Friday afternoon, and burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.

Saturday, July 17, 1926

George BROWN, 62, well known farmer residing on a farm near the McKinley school house, about four miles northeast of this city, was the victim of a heart attack which resulted in his death Friday afternoon sometime between three and four o'clock. Brown was engaged in plowing corn, and his wife becoming alarmed when she failed to notice any activity in the nearby field, went in

search of her husband. Mrs. Brown found the body of her husband underneath a shade tree in the corn field, it was plainly evident that death had occurred only a few moments previous to her arrival.
George, son of Lewis and Matilda BROWN, was born on a farm near Twelve Mile, December 19, 1864. For the past thirteen years he was engaged in farming in Fulton county, and had lived in the McKinley school neighborhood for the last three years. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were married in Cass county, in the year of 1890, one daughter being born to this union, Mrs. Georgia G. [HAY], wife of John HAY, who preceded her father in death last winter.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church, Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 19, 1926

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Tuesday, July 20, 1926

Charles Franklin WALTERS, age 58, a life long resident of Fulton County, died at 10:10 Monday night at his home at 1316 South Madison street, this city, following an illness of five weeks with neuralgia of the heart and complications. He was born on January 7th, 1868, the son of Solomon and Elizabeth WALTERS and on January 6th, 1915 was married to Ella SWARTZLANDER. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Walters lived in the Millark neighborhood and have resided in Rochester for the past year. Mr. Walters was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Mt. Horab Encampment lodges and the Presbyterian church.
He is survived by his wife, three step-children, Mrs. R. J. CONNER of Cleveland, Ohio, Russell SAYGER of Newcastle and Mrs. Milo COPLEN of this city, and two brothers, Wesley [WALTERS] of South Bend and Samuel [WALTERS] of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Frank STEININGER, 55, for many years a resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, died at his home in Harlan, Michigan, at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from injuries he received by being struck by a street car while in Detroit last January. The deceased during his residence in this county was employed at farm duties, moving with his family to the Michigan town about ten years ago.
Besides the widow, the deceased leaves three children, all at home. Mrs. Chauncey HIATT of Loyal is a sister and George STEININGER of near Whippoorwill is a brother of the deceased. Word from Chauncey HIATT, who has been at the bedside of his brother-in-law for the past week, stated he would arrive in Rochester with the body early Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's issue.

Wednesday, July 21, 1926

A telegram received at this office today from Vernie F. PLOUGH, of Richmond, Ind., brought the sad news that Thomas E. JAMISON died there today from injuries he received by being hit by an automobile on June 30th. Thomas Jamison was 82 years of age and resided for many years on College Avenue, this city. For the past five years the aged man had made his home with his grandson at Richmond. The message further stated the funeral would be held from the Evangelical church, Thursday morning.

The funeral services of Frank STEININGER will be held at the Grandview church, near Loyal, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. MILLER of Harlan, Mich., will have charge of the services.

Funeral services for the late Frank WALTERS were held Wed. afternoon at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 22, 1926

Levi GRAFFIS, aged 60 years, passed away at his home on South Main street Wednesday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Death resulted after a two weeks illness from kidney disorders. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for the past twelve years, moving to this city from Kewanna.
Levi M. [GRAFFIS], son of Jacob and Margret GRAFFIS, was born in Pulaski county, this state, on Dec. 25, 1856. The deceased for many years followed farming as an occupation, residing in Pulaski, Miami and Fulton counties. On Dec. 25, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Addie MOORE, who preceded the deceased in death several years ago. After moving to this city Mr. Graffis on May 3, 1922 was united in marriage with Mrs. Leota LUNSFORD who with two children from the first wedlock survive. The children are Mrs. Dessie DULL, of Monroe, Mich., and Clarence GRAFFIS of near Rochester. A brother, R. A. GRAFFIS of Lake Alfred, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Martha ALLEN of Logansport, together with seven grandchildren compose the remaining relatives. Funeral services will be conducted at the Evangelical church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. BULGER, of Kewanna, and Rev. M. O. HERMAN officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Emma Alice BRUCE, age 58, wife of Henry BRUCE of Lake Bruce, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jerome SHULTZ, 210 Jefferson street, this city. Mrs. Bruce had been in poor health for the past three years, but had only been bedfast five weeks, three of which had been spent at the Shultz home. She had always been a resident of the Lake Bruce neighborhood having been born there January 3rd, 1886, the daughter of Sarah and Benjamin BRUCE. She was a member of the Lake Bruce Evangelical church and the auxiliary of the Woodman lodge.
She is survived by her husband, one son, James [BRUCE], at home, two sisters, Mrs. J. L. HOESEL of Leiters Ford, Mrs. A. E. LIGHT of Logansport, two brothers, Milo M. BRUCE of Hammond and Otto BRUCE of Crown Point. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's paper.

Among the out of town people here to attend the funeral of the late Frank WALTERS, Wednesday, were Mr. and Mrs. Sam WALTERS of Indianapolis, Wesley WALTERS, Mr. and Mrs. Lee WALTERS, Mr. and Mrs. Jess DICKEY, and Mr. and Mrs Clayton ROOKSTOOL and family, all of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde WALTERS of Denver, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin CLEMANS and Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan COVER of Macy, Mr. and Mrs. John TIMBERS of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Charles KIME, Mr. and Mrs. John BARNHISEL, Mr. and Mrs. Noah BARNHISEL, Mr. and Mrs. Sam WILHOIT and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey LONG of Akron and Russel SAYGERS of Newcastle.

Friday, July 23, 1926

Mrs. Susan MATHIAS, aged 72 years, for many years a resident of the Loyal neighborhood, was found dead in bed this morning by her son-in-law, Lloyd CASTLEMAN, at whose home the aged lady was making her residence. Castleman heard a gasping sound coming from Mrs. Mathias' bed room and went at once to her assistance only to find death had already claimed its victim. Mrs. Mathias had been suffering with heart trouble for the past seven weeks, but was not confined to her bed.
The deceased [Susan WALES] was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James WALES and was born in the Loyal neighborhood on June 27, 1854. Fifty-three yearrs ago she was united in marriage to John MATHIAS, who preceded her in death several years ago. The surviving children of this union are William [MATHIAS] and Charles [MATHIAS] of Argos, Wesley [MATHIAS], who resides in Illinois and Earl [MATHIAS], of this county; Mrs. Mae MOORE, Mrs. Lloyd CASTLEMAN, of near Rochester, and Mrs. Minnie MARSH, of Ora, Ind. Mrs. Mathias had long been a member of the Burton church and was an ardent worker in all religious activities.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. McCOY will be held at the Burton church on Sunday afternoon and burial will be made at the local I.O.O.F. cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave the Castleman home at two o'clock for the Burton church.

Funeral service for the late Emma Alice BRUCE who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jerome SCHULTZ, of this city, Wednesday afternoon, will be conducted from the Pleasant Hill church at Lake Bruce at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Rev. KISTLER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The cortege will leave the Schultz home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, July 24, 1926

Several mistakes were made unintentionally Friday in the obituary of the late Mrs. Susan MATHIAS which appeared in the News-Sentinel. The Rev. Roy GARNER will be in charge of the services at the Burton church Sunday instead of Rev. McCOY, and the deceased's son, William [MATHIAS], lives west of Rochester and not in Argos, and a daughter, Mrs. Cora MARSH is a resident of the Burton neighborhood.

Jacob Elias EVANS, aged 41, well known farmer and stock raiser, who resides on a farm about two miles east of Kewanna, died at his residence at three o'clock Saturday morning. The deceased had suffered from an attack of peritonitis on July 3rd but his condition was not regarded as serious until the past three days.
Jacob Elias, son of Josiah and Louisa EVANS, was born on a farm south of Macy, on Oct. 4th, 1885, and had been a resident of the Kewanna vicinity for 31 years. Three years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Mary COX, at Bruce Lake. To this union one son, Robert [EVANS], was born who survives with the widow. Besides the immediate family Mr. Evans leaves his father, Josiah Evans, a brother, Charles [EVANS] of Kewanna, and two sisters, Mrs. Carl CAMPBELL of Kewanna and Mrs. Isaac BATZ of this city to mourn his departure. The deceased was a member of the Dunkard church, having united in that faith several years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Monday's issue of this paper.

Adam BARNES, aged 78 years, died at his home four miles northwest of Silver Lake Thursday morning of hemorrhage of the brain.
Mr. Barnes was helping unload a load of hay Wednesday morning and was on top of the load sticking the fork. The forkful of hay was raised to the mow. Mr. Barnes then pulled on the trip rope which broke and caused him to lose his balance. He fell backwards off the load of hay alighting on his head and shoulders with his back against a large beam, dislocating his spinal column.
Mr. Barnes lived practically all his life on a farm northwest of Akron, moving to Silver Lake in recent years. He is very well known in Henry township.
Mr. Barnes leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, James [BARNES] and Isaac BARNES, two sisters, Mrs. Ephriam SMITH and Mrs. Mary WIDEMAN; four children, John [BARNES] of Wabash and Frank [BARNES] of Silver Lake, Mrs. Martha SWICK of north of Akron, and Mrs. Minerva NEWCOMER of Yellow Creek Lake; eleven grandchildren, Merritt BARNES of South Bend, Russell BARNES of Akron, Paul [BARNES] and Frank BARNES of Wabash, Richard BARNES of Akron, Lloyd SWICK of Akron, Opal SWICK of Atlanta, Ga., Beulah KERCHER of Peru, Merle SWICK and Hazel NEWCOMER.

Roann, Ind., July 23. -- Death claimed two well known local citizens Wednesday afternoon.
William GLAZE, 65, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mable FRANTZ at Sidney, Indiana, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon following an illness of several weeks ago. He was removed to the home of his daughter seven weeks ago from his home here. He had been a resident of the Roann community for sixty-one years.
Surviving him are six children, Mrs. Fred SEARIGHT, Lewis GLAZE and Mrs. William LAMBERT, all of near Logansport, Leo GLAZE of Akron, Luther [GLAZE] of Roann and Mrs. FRANTZ,, and one sister, Mrs. Nora SEITNER of this place. Funeral services are to be held at the local Brethren church at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. George SWIHART in charge. Burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
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Thirteen years to the day following the death of her husband Mrs. Charles SHILLINGER, 65, died at the St. Vincent hospital at Indianapolis at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. Death followed an operation for inward goitre to which she submitted last Saturday. Mrs. Shillinger had been a resident of Roann throughout her life.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma RABER with whom she made her home. Five sisters and three brothers also survive.
Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at the local Brethren church. Burial is to be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Monday, July 26, 1926

John PHILLIPS, age 73, died Sunday at his home in Tiosa following an illness of one year with complications of diseases. Mr. Phillips was born in Missouri and had lived in Fulton county for the past thirty years. He was a member of the Tiosa I.O.O.F. lodge and is survived by the widow and one son, Thomas [PHILLIPS], of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Richland Center Methodist church with Rev. J. E. DEAN in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Tuesday, July 27, 1926

Mrs. Mary GOSS, age 84, one of the pioneer residents of Fulton county, died at 5:30 Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha SEYMOUR, south Main street, following an illness of a few days with pneumonia. Mrs. Seymour had been in failing health for several years and on last Wednesday contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia. She was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, September 5th, 1841, and came to Fulton County in 1860 and resided on a farm in the Salem neighborhood until 1890 when she moved to Rochester. On October 18th, 1862 she was married to Jonas GOSS who died eight years ago. She was a member of the Evangelical church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. SEYMOUR, and three sons, Samuel W. [GOSS], and Ira D. [GOSS] of Evanston, Ill., and Byron C. [GOSS] of Toledo Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of Mrs. Seymour with the Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Following an illness of a year with a cancer, John CHAMBERS, 44, prominent Liberty township farmer and an active worker in the Masonic lodge, died Monday afternoon at 4:30 at his home one and one-half miles west of Mt. Olive. Mr. Chambers was born near Kewanna on September 7th, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. CHAMBERS, and has resided on the farm where he died since he was nine years of age. September 30th 1908, he was married to Miss Grace ROBBINS. He was a member of the Fulton Baptist church and a past master of the local Masonic lodge.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Isaac SHELTON of Leiters Ford. His mother died October 31st, 1925. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton Baptist church with Rev. W. J. NIVEN and Rev. D. S. PERRY, of this city, in charge. Interment will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Frank CLEVENGER, age 67, a life long resident of Fulton county died at his home six miles east of Rochester at one o'clock Tuesday morning. He had been ill for several months with complications of diseases. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David CLEVENGER. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Surviving are the widow, who was formerly Lavina PUTMAN, and three sisters, Ellen NYE and Mrs. James CLEMANS of near Athens, and Mrs. Emma WOOLPERT, of Akron. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, July 28, 1926

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Thursday, July 29, 1926

Carl McPHERRON, son of Thomas and Minnie McPHERRON, was born in Richland Township, Sept. 11th, 1904. He died at the home of his mother, Mrs. James SLONAKER, July 16th, 1926, age 21 years, 10 months and 5 days, following an illness of several weeks which he faced with patience and bravery. He was a member of the Sand Hill church and the young people's class which he attended regularly until about seven years of age when he moved with his mother to her farm near Richland Center.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. James SLONAKER, four brothers, Clarence [McPHERRON], Harry [McPHERRON], and Ervin McPHERRON, residing at home, Emil McPHERRON, of Beloit, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary WARNOCK of Converse and Miss Wilma McPHERRON of Gas City. The funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon at Richland Center, Rev. J. E. DEAN officiating, and was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Friday, July 30, 1926

Mrs. Viola A. SHEETS, age 74, wife of William A. SHEETS, died Thursday evening at 6:45 at her home 1303 south Monroe street following an illness of two weeks with heart trouble and dropsey. She [Viola A. McCONNELL] was born near Warsaw, Ind., on July 27th, 1852 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCONNELL, and on May 28th, 1875 was married to William A. SHEETS. She has lived in Fulton County for 40 years, 12 of which have been spent in Rochester. She was a member of the Evangelical church.
Surviving are the husband and one son, Edgar [SHEETS], who live near Leiters Ford. A daughter, Cora [SHEETS], died eight years ago. Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 31, 1926

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Monday, August 2, 1926

Leonidas ROGERS, 64, well known resident of 1500 South Main street, this city, suffered an acute attack of heart trouble about 11 o'clock Saturday night which resulted in death a short time afterward. Mr. Rogers, who had been enjoying good health, was on the streets earlier in the evening, and his sudden departure was a great shock to his family and friends.
Leonidas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis ROGERS, was born June 2, 1872, on a farm about five miles northeast of Rochester. The deceased had pursued the occupation of farming for his entire life with the exception of the last three years, when he retired and took up his residence in this city. On Oct 2, 1897 he was united in marriage, and to this union six children were born, five of whom survive the widow, Mrs. Linnie ROGERS. One son, Dean [ROGERS] died in infancy.
The children are Lester [ROGERS] and Donald [ROGERS] of this city, Hugh [ROGERS] and Howard [ROGERS] of South Bend and Miss Louise [ROGERS], at home. The deceased leaves one brother, Walter [ROGERS] of Akron; one half-brother, Raymond [ROGERS] of Rochester, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Elsie GROSS, Mrs. Ida BLACK and Mrs. Lillie MYERS, all of near Rochester.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian church in which organization the deceased was a faithful member. Services will be in charge of Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth SMAILES, 81 years of age, who for several years has resided at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo ZIMMERMAN, this city, passed away Sunday, death resulting from complication due to advanced years, from which she had suffered over a long period of time.
Anna Elizabeth [SPAYDE], daughter of John L and Margaret SPAYDE, was born in Richland county, Ohio, March 2, 1845, moving from that state to Pierceton, Ind., with her parents, where in January, 1867, she was united in marriage to Samuel H. SMAILES. The Smailes a few years later removed to Fulton county where they resided on a farm near this city. The deceased's husband preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Smailes was a member of the Presbyterian church in which organization she was an active worker until advanced years confined her to her home.
The following children survive: Mrs. Gemella HILL, Chicago, Ill.; Albert SMAILES, Cincinnati, O.; Mrs. B. A. RAICH, Warsaw, Ill., and Mrs. Leo ZIMMERMAN of this city.
Funeral services were held at the Leo Zimmerman home Monday afternoon, with Rev. Daniel PERRY officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, August 3, 1926

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Wednesday, August 4, 1926

Jonathan FELTY, 81, civil war veteran and a resident of this county for the past 54 years, died Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude STUBBS of Kewanna. Death was caused by paralysis and other complications incident to old age. Mr. Felty had been bedfast since February.
The deceased was born in Snyder county, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1845, and was one of seven children born to Joseph and Polly FELTY. As a young man he learned the shoemakers trade. At the age of 21 he left his home going to Hancock county, Ohio, and from there came to Fulton County. For many years he operated a shoe repair shop at Kewanna.
Mr. Felty served for one year with the northern forces in the Civil War in a Pennsylvania regiment which was recruited near his home. He was mustered out at Gettysburg, Pa. While living in Hancock county, Ohio, Mr. Felty married Nancy MASTERS, who died 18 years ago.
Mr. Felty is survived by two sons, Henry [FELTY] of this city and Palmer W. [FELTY], of Fulton, two daughters, Mrs. Charles MOORE of South Bend, and Mrs. Maude STUBBS of Kewanna, four step-children, George GARMAN of Bruce Lake, Leroy GARMAN of Kewanna, Mrs. Rudolph ZELLERS and Mrs. Matilda OVERMYER of Bruce Lake and one half-brother, Frank FELTY of Snyder County, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Felty was a member of the Evangelical Church at Pleasant Hill near Bruce Lake and the McClung Post of the G.A.R. Funeral services will be conducted from the Pleasant Hill church at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. J. M. KESSLER of Bruce Lake in charge. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Thursday, August 5, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. EASTERDAY of Fulton, are in Aurora, Ill., today to attend the funeral of their eight-year-old granddaughter, Mildred Eileen METZGER, who died early Tuesday morning following an operation for appendicitis. The child was taken ill Sunday morning. Doctors were called who advised an immediate operation. Their instructions were followed. An infection set in which caused her death. Mildred is survived by her grandarents, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred METZGER, and six brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with burial in Aurora.

Friday, August 6, 1926

William B. DAY, 72, a life long farmer of Henry township died Thursday at 5 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose NEICE who lives three miles northeast of Akron. Death was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Day has been ill since June 5. The deceased was born in Fulton county and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery DAY. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. NIECE, a son, Ralph [DAY] of Akron, and three brothers, Frank [DAY], Cary [DAY] and John [DAY] all of Akron. Funeral services will be conducted from the Akron Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. R. H. WERHLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wilson SHRIVER, age 52, a life long resident of the Millark community, died last evening at 7:30 at the Northern Indiana Hospital at Logansport. Mr. Shriver had been suffering with nervous trouble for the past year and was taken to Logansport for treatment last Saturday. He was born on April 13th, 1874, the son of Elias and Minerva SHRIVER.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Rose HATTERY, his father, five daughters, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Saturday, August 7, 1926

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Monday, August 9, 1926

William E. "Bunk" GREGORY, 74, for many years resident of the Mt. Olive neighborhood, died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at his home 136 South Maple street, Peru, after an illness of nine months with complications. The funeral was held from the home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon and the service was in charge of Rev. A. H. BACKUS, pastor of the Peru First Methodist Church of which the deceased was a member. The burial was in Mount Hope cemetery at Peru.
Mr. Gregory was the son of John T. and Susan (MARTIN) GREGORY, and was born in Kentucky September 18, 1865. He was united in marriage at Rochester, Ind., October 15, 1884 to Mary WHEELER, who survives. The deceased moved to Peru with his family from Fulton, Ind., thirty years ago and for a number of years was employed at the Wabash railroad shops. Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie DOUGLAS and Mrs. Jessie BOWSER of Peru. There is one sister, Lucy ULCH of Fulton.

The sudden passing of Mrs. Rebecca McMAHAN, who died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at her residence on south Main street, was a severe shock to her children and friends. Mrs. McMahan had been enjoying the best of health for the past number of years and was not heard to have complained of feeling badly upon retiring Sunday night. Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning she suffered a stroke of apoplexy which resulted in her death a few moments later.
Rebecca [GOSS], daughter of George and Elizabeth GOSS, was born on a farm in the Salem neighborhood, Fulton county on March 14th, 1853. On December 28th, 1871 whe was united in marriage to John McMAHAN, who preceded her in death by eight years. To this union twelve children were born: Mrs. John SCHAAF, of Fernandina, Fla., Mrs. Mel HAY, Bakersfield, Calif., Otto [McMAHAN], Hugh [McMAHAN], and Tom [McMAHAN] of this city, William [McMAHAN] and Pat [McMAHAN] of Fernandina, Fla.; John [McMAHAN] and Jim [McMAHAN] of Bakersfield, Calif., and Miss Jessie [McMAHAN] of this city. Two daughters, Mrs. Omer C. SMITH and Mrs. Dal BLACK, preceded their mother in death. Besides sixteen grandchildren the deceased leaves three sisters, Mrs. Angeline BURTON, of Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Marie ALSPACH and Mrs. Frank MARSH of Rochester.
The funeral in charge of Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be held at the McMahan home on south Main street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be made in the local mausoleum.

Tuesday, August 10, 1926

Mrs. Louisa M. HENKEL BEANE, 61, wife of J. A. BEANE, owner of the Goshen Democrat and mother of Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART, died about two o'clock Monday afternoon at her home in Goshen after a prolonged illness. Death came as the result of complications which had left her unconscious for the last four days. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Beane was well known in Rochester where she visited quite often when her daughter lived here.
She is survived by her husband, her daughter and four sisters. One daughter, Mrs. Arthur OSBORNE, passed away several years ago. The funeral will be held at the home in Goshen Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock.

Wednesday, August 11, 1926

Israel JOHNSTON, better known to the residents of Fulton county as just plain "Iz", who on Monday morning took a large dose of strychnine with suicidal intent, passed away at five o'clock, Wednesday morning in his apartment, over the Karn Coffee Shop, this city.
Johnston suffered his last of numerous convulsions, from the effects of the deadly poison, about four o'clock Tuesday morning, and attending physicians were hopeful for his recovery. However, late Tuesday, his nervous system bagan to collapse under the intensity of the suffering and at four o'clock this morning his attending physicial was summoned to alleviate his misery. The patient was entirely rational at this hour and again expressed his oft-repeated statement that he was "tired of living." Johnston soon afterwards relapsed into a coma and at five o'clock his heart ceased functioning. The poison it was stated had centered in the patient's spinal column and completely paralyzed the action of lungs and heart.
It was learned today that at 6 o'clock Monday morning, "Iz" had aroused a local life insurance agent out of his bed to pay up a policy on his life which was at that time slightly in arrears. Leaving with a receipted certificate from the insurance agent, Johnston in a few hours following walked east of this city along the banks of the mill race, where he swallowed the death-dealing tablets.
Johnston will long be remembered by Indiana sportsmen who annually visit Lake Manitou in quest of duck or fish, he having served as guide and his clients were never known to return to their homes empty handed. Peru residents will always cherish his memory for the valiant aid he rendered many citizens during the Wabash river flood which menaced life and property in the spring of 1913.
Israel, son of John W. and Margaret C. JOHNSTON, was born on a farm near the Talma neighborhood, January 20, 1868. His early life was spent on the farm, and while still quite a young man moved with his parents to this city where he has since resided. In the fall of 1891, he was united in marriage to Miss Viola NIXON, of Peru, and to this union two daughters were born, both of whom survive. Mrs. Viola JOHNSTON preceded her husband in death several years ago.
On Oct. 20, 1924 the deceased was united in marriage to Mrs. Ella BACON of this city, who survives. The daughters are Mrs. Ortha CARPENTER, of Wabash, Ind., and Mrs. Madge CARPENTER, who resides in Minnesota. Besides the immediate family, Israel leaves two sisters, Mrs. Maude POMEROY of Plymouth, and Mrs. Gertrude PRATER, of Three Pines, Calif.
The deceased was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, having volunteered at the first outbreak of the conflict, and saw active service during its duration. For the past 30 years he had equalized his time by the occupations of painting and papering and guide service to sportsmen at Lake Manitou.
Pending word from the daughters, the local relatives are unable to announce the funeral arrangements.

Thursday, August 12, 1926

The funeral of the late Israel (Iz) JOHNSTON, will be held at the Hoover Chapel, west 6th st., Friday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Friday, August 13, 1926

Dr. H. W. TAYLOR of this city received a telephone message from relatives at Tippecanoe, Ind., which brought the sad news of the death of his cousin, Miss Esther TAYLOR, aged 25, which occurred early Friday morning. The deceased had been ill for several weeks suffering from diabetes.
Esther, the only child of George and Rose TAYLOR, was born in the immediate vicinity of Tippecanoe, and after graduation had taken up the profession of teaching, and for the past few years served in that capacity in the town schools of Tippecanoe.
Miss Taylor was a member of the Methodist church and was quite active in the young people's work of that organization. Funeral arrangements had not been formulated as this issue went to press.

Minerva [SHOCK] OVERMYER daughter of Isaiah and Sarah SHOCK, was born at North Webster, Kosciusko county, Ind., April 4, 1862 and died at the Marshall County Hospital, Plymouth, Ind., June 30, 1926. She is preceded in death by 3 sisters, and leaves to mourn her loss, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, husband, 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She spent the most of her youth at Burr Oak, Ind., and united with the Brethren Church at the age of 9 years and remained faithful to the end.

On May 22, 1886, she was united in marriage to Jeremiah OVERMYER to which union were born 3 daughters, Effie [OVERMYER], Edith [OVERMYER] and Elnora [OVERMYER]. She was always cheerful and loving, radiating tender motherly affections to all she came in contact with, and leaves a place which always will be missed and never filled. On April 18 she was stricken with paralysis from which attack she never recovered. . . . .

Saturday, August 14 1926

An unusual occurrence took place at the funeral of Mrs. John McMAHAN here in that the pall bearers were her seven sons, all of whom were here or came home for the funeral. They were Otto [McMAHAN], Hugh [McMAHAN] and Tom [McMAHAN], who were in Rochester, William [McMAHAN] and Pat [McMAHAN], who came from Florida, and John [McMAHAN] and James [McMAHAN] who came from California.

Monday, August 16, 1926

Mrs. John McCAUGHEY, aged 75 years, a pioneer resident of the Fletcher's Lake neighborhood, succumbed at her home near Fletcher's Lake, at noon Saturday, death resulting from gangrene. The aged woman had been ill with the infectious disease for the past four months.
The deceased [Hannah R. BEATTIE] was a daughter of John and Hannah BEATTIE and was born in the year of 1851 on a farm in Wayne township. About fifty years ago [February 18, 1875] she was united in marriage to John McCAUGHEY, and to this union three children were born, who survive with the husband. The deceased leaves one brother, William BEATTIE, of this city. Mrs. McCaughey was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Methodist church at Fletcher's Lake and interment will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Tuesday, August 17, 1926

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Wednesday, August 18, 1926

Mrs. Elizabeth J. [SPENCER], aged 68 years, wife of Augustus Haven SPENCER, passed away at her home on South Fulton avenue, at 5:30 Wednesday morning. Death resulted from influenza of the bowels, from which disease Mrs. Spencer had suffered since early last fall.
Elizabeth J. [WOODS], daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Abner WOODS, was born in Ohio, on Feb. 8th, 1848, and moved to this county with her parents while a young child. For many years the Woods family resided in the Big Foot neighborhood in Newcastle township. On October 1, 1881 the deceased was united in marriage to Augustus Haven Spencer. No children were born to this union, however they adopted one child, who resides at Logansport, Mrs. Gladys FRENCH. Mrs. French and the aged husband are the only survivors of the immediate family. In early life the deceased united with the Christian church and was always an ardent worker in Christian welfare in this community.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Spencer home, complete details will not be available until tomorrow's issue of this paper.

Thursday, August 19, 1926

Following close in the wake of the Israel JOHNSTON suicide, which resulted a week ago last Wednesday, this community was again shocked to hear of the intentional death of Mrs. Charles SWEARER which occurred Thursday afternoon at her farm home, six miles southwest of this city.
Mrs. Swearer had suffered ill health for the past two years, resultant from an attack of the flu, and about two o'clock Thursday afternoon while in a despondent mood she swallowed a large quantity of strychnine powder. Her husband, who entered the house shortly after the rash act was committed, discovered Mrs. Swearer in intense agony, and at once summoned a Rochester physician. Although the doctor arrived in record-breaking time, the poison had gotten its deadly effect and its victim died within 30 minutes after his arrival.
The immediate friends and family stated today that the deceased had never given the slightest suggestion or intimation that she was tired of life, although it was known that on numerous times, she had suffered from melancholia.
Edna [GUYNN], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William GUYNN, was born Oct. 12, 1886, on a farm near Wabash, Ind., later moving to this county with her parents. In the year of 1909 she was united in marriage at Huntington, Indiana, with Chas. W. SWEARER, and for a number of years resided on their own farm in the Chippewaunuck neighborhood northeast of Rochester. One child, Frank [SWEARER], aged nine, survives besides the husband. Mrs. Swearer was a member of the local Evangelical church.
Besides the husband and son the deceased leaves four sisters, Mrs. Daisy CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Helen REICHLING, Mrs. Nellie HALL, all of Peru, and Mrs. Rose MORTS of Amboy; and three brothers, Troy GUYNN of Macy, Roy GUYNN of Hammond and Floyd [GUYNN] of Wabash.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the farm home, with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT officiating. Burial will be made at the Peru cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Haven SPENCER will be held at the residence on south Fulton avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Sylvia Mae YEAZEL, age 34, died at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at her home at 829 Monroe street following an illness of six weeks with complications of diseases. She [Sylvia Mae BECHTEL] was born in Rochester on September 9th, 1892 the daughter of William and Jesse BECHTEL, and 19 years ago married to Fred YEAZEL. Mrs. Yeazel was a member of the United Brethren church in which she was an active worker.
She is survived by her husband, mother, and five children, Fern [YEAZEL], Fredia [YEAZEL], Blanche [YEAZEL], Marion [YEAZEL] and Milo [YEAZEL], and one sister, Mrs. Goldie E. PARKS of Hammond, Ind. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Friday, August 20, 1926

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Fred YEAZEL will be held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock at the United Brethren church with Rev. S. WELLS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, August 21, 1926

A cypress coffin built by his own hands and fastened together with wooden screws was used at the burial of Michael Cager BROWN, 94, at the Reichter cemetery near Tiosa, north of here Thursday afternoon. Brown, a pioneer of the Tiosa community died at the home of a relative in Kokomo where he had resided for the last few years. He completely constructed the coffin, which resembled the commercial coffin greatly, 18 months ago. He made his own medicine from herbs and roots which he dug in the woods for treatment of his ailments.
Almost before the wagon shops were known, Mr. Brown constructed wagons by hand in Rochester. He also made pumps when the wooden stalks were the only kind existing. He was an authority on wars in which America has taken part, having passed through the Cvil, Mexican, Spanish-American and World wars.
Two daughters and two sons who survive are Mrs. Mary F. MYERS, Kokomo, Mrs. Melissa KRINGER, Marion, Michael R. BROWN Kokomo and Jasper E. BROWN, Kokomo. Several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also are living.
[NOTE: Michael C. BROWN, Oct. 15, 1833 - Sept. [sic] 17, 1926, buried in Reichter cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Newcastle Township.]

O. A. PAUL, age 67, died at his home in Gilead Thursday afternoon at 5:30. Mr. Paul had been ill for some time, having suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week ago. The paralitic stroke is thought to have been the immediate cause of his death.
The deceased leaves two sons, Frank [PAUL] of Logansport and Verl [PAUL] of Gilead, one daughter, Mrs. Fern GLISPIE, his wife, seven grandchildren, three sisters Mrs. Ida GROGG, Mrs. H. BAHNEY of Peru, and Mrs. Laura LOVE of Roann, and two brothers, Sherman [PAUL] and A. C. PAUL of near Gilead.
The funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, burial in the Gilead cemetery.

Monday, August 23, 1926

The first auto wreck fatality for the summer season occurred Sunday afternoon about a mile south of this city at 2:45 o'clock on the Michigan road when a Willys-Knight touring car was forced off the high embankment near the James DOWNS farm. John BOCKOVER, 56, of Peru, driver of the machine, died at Woodlawn Sunday evening at seven o'clock from injuries received and Geo. MESSIMERE suffered a sprained back, and several bruises about the head.
Shortly after dinner, Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Bockover, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. George Messimere and three children, all of Peru, started out on a pleasure ride, with Lake Manitou being their destination. The Bockover car was driving northward on the Michigan road from Logansport and when nearing the Downs saw mill, a coupe swing out in front of the Willys-Knight, from a side road and headed northward. In a frantic effort to avoid collision Bockover swung his machine to the left side of the road where it skidded and rolled over the 18-foot embankment, coming to rest with the four wheels facing skyward.
Help was quickly received from passing motorists. Bockover, who was caught underneath the machine, was removed and was found to be bleeding profusly from the mouth. An ambulance took the injured man to Woodlawn hospital, where it was discovered that several ribs had been crushed and his lungs were punctured. The injured man gradually grew weaker from loss of blood and death resulted at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Messimere was found to be suffering much pain in his back, but after an investigation his injuries were not regarded as serious. The remainder of the ill-fated car escaped with but slight scratches.
The driver of the Ford coupe which came off the side road did not stop but proceeded northward. Efforts were being made today by local authorities to establish his identity.
The victim of this wreck was born near Twelve Miale, Ind., and was engaged as a bakery wagon driver at Peru. Besides the widow he leaves two sons, Walter [BOCKOVER] and Floyd [BOCKOVER], ages 25 and 21 respectively, the latter is employed by the Wabash Construction Co., contractors working on State Road 1, south of this city. Mr. Arthur SHIREMAN of Rochester is a nephew of Mr. Bockover.
The Peru people were all able to be taken to their homes late Sunday night. Word from that city this afternoon states that Messimere was able to be on the street today.
The Bockover car received a smashed radiator, broken front wheel, smashed fenders and a badly damaged top.

William BIDDINGER, 83, pioneer farmer and justice of the peace, who lived five miles north of Rochester on the Michigan road, died unexpectedly Sunday evening about 6:30, the result of a heart attack. He had been doing the chores around the barn but when he did not return to the house his wife became alarmed and went in search of him. She found him dead his body lying in the barn yard. He had been ill of heart trouble for several years but his condition was never regarded as serious.
He was born at Seneca, Ohio, April 11, 1843 and came here when he was eight years of age. He lived on his present farm for 46 years. For the last 16 years he served as justice of the peace of Richland township. He was a member of the Brethren church of Tiosa.
He was married here 53 years ago to Lydia LEITER. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. James SLONAKER, Richland Center, Mrs. Etta KICKERT, Chicago, three sons, Frank [BIDDINGER] of Gas City, Harry G. [BIDDINGER], of Little Falls, Mont., and Ery [BIDDINGER] of Rochester. One brother, Jonas [BIDDINGER] of Leiters Ford also survives.
The funeral will be held at the Richland Center church Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty. Rev. John DEAN will officiate with burial in the Richland Center cemetery.

Rochester relatives were informed today of the drowning of Ray SULLIVAN, 35, of Seymour, Ind., which occurred Saturday night in White River. Mr. Sullivan accompanied by Hugh UTTERBACK, age 24, also of Seymour, was drowned when a motor boat, in which they were riding, was swept over a dam at the pumping station of the Seymour Water company of Rockford, two miles north of Seymour. The bodies have not been recovered.
Mr. Sullivan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah SULLIVAN of Hayden, Ind., and is a cousin of James [DOWNS] and John DOWNS, Mrs. P. W. LOWE and Mrs. Wm. BLACKBURN of this city. He is well known in this community having lived at various times at the home of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Downs. He is survived by his wife, one child, parents, two brothers and two sisters.

An interview Saturday evening with a relative of the late Mrs. Edna SWEARER, disclosed the fact that the suicide victim was not turned down by local druggists when she attempted to buy strychnine in this city, last Monday. The informant stated that Mrs. Swearer, who had come to Rochester on that day to sell some pickles at the local factory, had secured the deadly poison at the second pharmacy at which she sought the purchase. In a recent issue of this paper it was erroneously stated that Mrs. Swearer was forced to drive to a nearby town to secure the poison.

Thursday, August 24, 1926

Dale AULT, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe AULT, 429 West Second street, died Monday night at Woodlawn hospital following an accident at the Erie Railroad in which the youngster had both of his legs cut off by a moving freight train. The tragedy happened shortly after five o'clock in the afternoon west of the Rochester Canning Co., plant. Although every medical aid was given the suffering lad by physicians the shock and loss of blood was too much for him and he passed away shortly after ten o'clock.
The accident as described by eye witnesses occurred as follows: Dale in the company of Roy DAGGY, Benny THOMAS, Floyd KINDIG, Dale DAULTON, Fred McHENRY and his brother, Dean AULT, had been gathering onions in the Francis SPOHN field just north and west of the Odd Fellows cemetery. They were under the supervision of F. P. McFADDEN. At five they all stopped work and decided to look at some watermelons which were located in a patch north of the Erie railroad tracks.
The above group walked onto the Erie right of way and found a freight tain, headed east and standing on the saw mill siding, blocking their path. The train which contained 46 cars was uncoupled farther to the east. The caboose was about where the boys came onto the track. Several of the young fellows went around the caboose and walked along the track on the north side. Dale and Dean remained on the south side. McFadden and Benny Thomas were farther ahead. After walking a short distance thus the two Ault boys decided to crawl under the train, Dale going first. He said afterwards he thought there was no engine near the cars. Just as he was about through and with his body almost clear of the last rail the crew started to couple up the two sections and the moment the engine hit the other one the car wheels caught the boy and completely severed his two legs, his right one just below the hip and his left one slightly lower.
Dean Ault, who was just about to follow his brother witnessed the tragedy and immediately ran down the track signalling the train crew and called for help. Members of the crew rushed to the scene and gave what first aid they could to the stricken lad while an ambulance was called and took him to the hospital. There physicians immediately started working to save his life but their efforts were in vain.
Newt DARR of Rochester was engineer of the train James HINES was conductor, H. E. HUBLEY, flagman and P. J. KACEY trainman.
C. B. HIATT, county coroner, held an inquest at ten o'clock Tuesday morning. He interviewed the boys, members of the Ault family and the members of the train crew. His report will be given out later.
Atwood Dale AULT was born Feb. 16, 1915 at Warroads, Minn., and was the oldest of six children. The others are Dean [AULT], Jane [AULT], Joseph [AULT], Franklin [AULT], Louise [AULT] and Joanna [AULT], all of whom with the parents survive. He was in the fifty grade at Lincoln school and was a member of the United Brethren Sunday school.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later when relatives are heard from.

Wednesday, August 25, 1926

Funeral services for Dale AULT, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe AULT, who died Monday night at Woodlawn hospital from injuries which he received earlier in the day when he had both legs severed as he attempted to crawl under an Erie freight train, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the residence, 429 West Second street. The services will be in charge of Rev. S. WELLS of the United Brethren church of which organization the deceased is a member. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Dale's schoolmates from the fifth grade at the Lincoln school will attend in a body. The body will lay in state at the home Thursday morning.

Lou LINKENHELT, age 70, a pioneer resident of this city, died at his residence, corner 12th St. and Bancroft avenue, shortly after 3 o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases due to his advanced years, from which he had suffered for the past two years. Mr. Linkenhelt leaves besides his wife, four sons who reside in California, one of whom is nationally known to filmdon as "Elmo LINCOLN." Complete details including the obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Thursday, August 26, 1926

John McKINNEY, Sr., has received word of the death of his brother, Tom [McKINNEY], which occurred early Wednesday morning at his home in Chicago. Death was caused from an attack of heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. McKinney and daughter, Mabel [McKINNEY], have gone to Chicago to attend the funeral.

Lou LINKENHELT, 72, who died at his home, 517 East Twelfth street, at 2:45, Wednesday afternoon, was a well known citizen of this community, he having been prominent in the business and official life of this city for many years. Of late he had retired from business. Death came as the result of complications which had affected him for several years. His health gradually grew worse and the end was not unexpected.
Louis R. was born September 8, 1853 in New York state and was brought to Elkhart when an infant by his parents. He came to Rochester when a small boy and lived here all his life except a short time he resided in Plymouth. He was married on Dec. 14, 1884 to Eldora [HUNTER] at Rochester by Rev. LORD. He is survived by his widow and four sons, Harry [LINKENHELT], of San Diego, Otto [LINKENHELT], Fred [LINKENHELT] and Don [LINKENHELT] of Los Angeles, Cal. Harry and Fred were sons by a former marriage.
Mr. Linkenhelt was first in the poultry business in Rochester and later owned a pool room and a saloon. He also served several terms as marshal of the town and as night watchman. His son, Otto, who grew up here, went to Los Angeles where he gained considerable fame as a motion picture actor under the name of "Elmo LINCOLN." He is now interested in a silver mine in Arizona as the head of a syndicate there. The deceased was a member of the Moose lodge.
Funeral arrangements later.
[NOTE: Louis R. LINKENHELT married Ida E. RANNELLS, June 22, 1876, and Louis R. LINKENHELT married Eldora HUNTER, Dec. 14, 1884. -- Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983; and Otto Elmo LINKENHELT was born February 5, 1889 to Lucius [?] R. LINKENHELT and Sara [Eldora/Ida] E. HUNTER, Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Births, 1882-1920.]

The bodies of Ray SULLIVAN, age 25, and Hugh UTTERBACK, age 24, both of Seymour, drowned in White river near Seymour Friday night and that of Miss Lulu ZICKLER, age 35, of the same city, drowned in a drainage canal near Crothersville, Saturday, were discovered Monday. Sullivan and Utterback were drowned when their boat overturned, while Miss Zickler lost her life when her automobile plunged into a ditch. Mr. Sullivan has number of relatives here where he has often visited.

Friday, August 27, 1926

Funeral services for the late Lou LINKENHELT will be held from the home at 517 East Twelfth street at 2 p.m. Saturday. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The four sons of the deceased whom live in Hollywood, Cal., will be unable to attend the funeral. All were here recently.

Saturday, August 28, 1926

Bourbon, Aug. 28. -- Rev. Gilbert EAKINS, 32, formerly of this city, who has been pastor of a Presbyterian church in Idaho, died, from burns received when he fell into a boiling hot spring in Yellowstone National park, in the park hotel recently. The body is being returned to this place by his parents, who were accompanying him on a tour of the park.

Monday, August 30, 1926

J. George RHOADS, eighteen year old Argos boy, was instantly killed Friday morning about 10 o'clock, when he was struck by a fast passenger train on the Michigan Central line, just out of Chesterton, Indiana. Chesterton is northwest of Valparaiso a few miles and young Rhoads had just secured employment with the signal gang of the railway line a short time before. Friday also marked the eighteenth birthday anniversary of deceased.
Thursday morning he went to Chesterton and began his work. Friday morning the gang in which the boy was working went to work about 3 miles west of Chesterton. They were working with signal wires by the tracks. A slow freight was approaching on the line which the crew were working on.
The men stepped aside to allow the freight to pass. Instead of Rhoads stepping to the side he stepped over onto the other track. A fast passenger train was approaching from the other direction on the other track and young Rhoads stepped directly in front of the passenger train engine. His body was thrown quite a distance and when he was picked up he was dead. It is thought the boy was instantly killed when the engine struck him. The accident occurred about 10 o'clock in the morning.
The boy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. RHOADS of Argos. Mr. Rhoades is the florist in Argos. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Argos.

Tuesday, August 31, 1926

Wabash, Ind., Aug. 31. -- Nathaniel T. WILLIAMS, aged 70, died Saturday midnight in the Wabash County hospital after a three days' illness from paralysis. On Wednesday of last week Mr. Williams climbed one of the trees in his yard and was cutting off dead limbs when he was seized with paralysis which later caused his death. Al though being in a very weakened condition Mr. Williams succeeded in holding onto the limb until a passerby helped him from the tree. Local doctors said that he had been there for about twenty minutes before his cries for help were heard.
He was immediately taken to the hospital where he remained in a very serious condition. Mr. Williams resided on a small tract of land just inside the city limits on East Hill street and was engaged as a vegetable grower and tree trimmer. He with his family moved to this county ten years ago from Fulton, Ind., the home of his many relatives.
Nathaniel T. Williams was born March 6, 1857 to Joseph and Sarah Ann WILLIAMS of Missouri. While yet a small boy the family moved to Canada, where the father and son were engaged as extensive wheat growers. On August 4, 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth R. REED of Fulton, and to this union six children were born, four of whom survive. They are: Ira WILLIAMS, of Alberta, Canada, Charles [WILLIAMS] and Ross WILLIAMS, of Wabash, and Mrs. Verda WARDEN.
Mr. Williams is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Amos WILLIAMS of Saginaw Mich., Allen [WILLIAMS] of Fulton, Mrs. Mary POWNALL, of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Lucinda POWNALL, Mrs. Abigail REED, Mrs. Elizabeth LOWDENBACK, Mrs. Sarah AUSMAN, Mrs. Emme COOPER, all of Fulton, and Mrs. Ida KELLY of Peru.
The funeral was Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Wesleyan Methodist church, of which Mr. Williams was an active member, with the Rev. E. E. CORY in charge. Interment was made in Falls cemetery.

Wednesday, September 1, 1926

Charles WORLEY, 69, an inmate of the county farm died there at 5 a.m. this morning. Death was due to heart disease and dropsy. Mr. Worley who was a bachelor had been working on a farm in Wayne township near Fletchers Lake until a week ago when he became so ill that he had to be brought to the county farm where he had spent the last two winters. He was born on September 10, 1856 on a farm in Wayne township. Mr. Worley had one sister, a Mrs. PRICE of Logansport who was notified this morning. She did not claim the body and informed Supt. LONG that she would be unable to attend the funeral service which will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Fletchers Lake church. Burial will be made in the cemetery there.

Thursday, September 2, 1926

Thomas J. KISTLER, Jr., 42, a lineman employed by the Royal Center Telephone Co., died suddenly this morning from a heart attack. He had driven his auto from his home to the company office. Just as he had parked his machine he was observed by bystanders to slump down in his seat. They rushed to his aid and noticing his condition called a doctor who pronounced him dead. Coroner W. B. STEWART of Logansport is investigating.

W. H. DRAPER, 57, member of the firm of DRAPER & CARVEY furniture dealers in Converse, is dead. Death was caused by uremic poisoning. The deceased has been in failing health for the past year.

Mrs. Mary DURBIN, age 74, died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John ANDERSON, in Fort Wayne, following an illness of several years with complications of diseases. For twenty-five years Mrs. Durbin lived in Fulton County but had resided in Fort Wayne for the past 12 years. Her husband, Lawrence DURBIN, died several years ago.

She is survived by five daughters and one son, Mrs. Walter DILLMAN of Mentone, Mrs. Bert BRAMAN, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Alfred WOODHOUSE, Mrs. John ANDERSON, Mrs. Mel STEFFY and Russell DURBIN of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Clinton IRVIN, of Rochester, is a sister.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Sycamore chapel, northeast of Rochester. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Friday, September 3, 1926

Jas. KEPLER today received the sad news that his brother-in-law, Chas. Henry DEWALD, aged 67, had died at his home in South Dakota the latter part of last week. Dewald was a former resident of Denver, Ind., and is well known to many Rochester people. The deceased was a frequent correspondent for the Denver (Ind.) Tribune, writing under the non-de-plume of "Uncle Charley."

Saturday, September 4, 1926

Mrs. Charles MURPHY, residing southwest of Silver Lake, who had been in a very critical condition for the past several weeks suffering from inward goitre, passed away shortly before 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning. She is survived by the husband, a small daughter and many other relatives.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. W. D. SCHWARTZ, 50, wife of Dr. W. D. SCHWARTZ, of Portland, Ind., on Tuesday night, following a long illness. She was well known in Rochester, her birthplace, as Belle MOON, the daughter of Sidney R. and Minerva (WALTERS) MOON. She is a relative of L. B. WALTERS of this city. She had been in failing health for the last four months.
Mrs. Schwartz was born at Rochester, February 11, 1876. Her father was former reporter of the Indiana Supreme court, but is now deceased. On October 14, 1897, the deceased was united in marriage to Dr. Schwartz. Mrs. Schwartz is a graduate of Shortridge high school of Indianapolis. Besides the husband and mother, one daughter, Geraldine [SCHWARTZ], who is at home, survive. Two brothers, Albert S. MOON, of New York City, and Lee MOON, of Portland, also survive. The deceased was an active member of the Portland Methodist Church and at one time was the leader of the choir. She was affiliated with the Twentieth Century and Ladies' Literary Clubs of Portland.

Monday, September 6, 1926

[no paper - holiday]

Tuesday, September 7, 1926

Al STALEY, 54, for many years a farmer of the Mt. Olive neighborhood, died at 10:30 this morning at the home of his brother, David STALEY, of Fulton. Death caused by dropsy from which disease the deceased had suffered for the past year. Mr. Staley, who had never married, was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Fulton. He is survived by his brother, David [STALEY] and one sister, Mary [STALEY], both of Fulton. Funeral arrangements later.

Robert Gale MATHEWS, aged 2 months and 2 days, son of Herman and Helen MATHEWS, who live on a farm near Tiosa, died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. MILLER 1214 Monroe street, Sunday morning. Besides the parents the baby is survived by a sister. Burial was made in the Hamlett cemetery Tuesday afternoon;

Cott BARNETT, 58, owner of the BARNETT Dairy, two miles north of Logansport, died at 6:40 this morning after a short illness. He is survived by one son, one daughter, widow and mother. Mr. Barnett was well known by many farmers of Fulton county.

Elmer BYBEE, 51, 412 East Indiana Avenue, South Bend, until four years ago a resident of Newcastle township, employed as a truck driver by the Studebaker corporation, dropped dead near Plant 1 at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon. It is thought by physicians the cause of death was organic heart disease although his wife, Etta [BYBEE], stated that he was never troubled in that manner.
Mr. Bybee was born at Rochester, Indiana, Dec. 28, 1875. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hester RICHARDSON and Mrs. Mary HATFIELD of South Bend; four brothers, Lawson [BYBEE] and Cornelius [BYBEE] of Rochester, and John [BYBEE] and Melvin [BYBEE] of South Bend; and three sisters, May BYRER of Talma, Sarah BUSENBURG of Rochester and Anna BUSENBURG of Mentone.
Funeral service for the deceased, who was a member of the Baptist Church, was heard from the Nichols Church, ten miles northeast of this city, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. James NIVEN of this city officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery adjacent.

Word has reached here of the death of James S. BROWN, eight year old son of Mrs. Ida E. BROWN of Chalmers, Ind., at a hospital in Lafayette, following an operation for a ruptured appendix. The Browns formerly lived at Rochester, the youth's father being Granville C. BROWN, who died here last April. The mother survives as do two brothers, Frederick [BROWN] and Richard [BROWN] and three sisters, Ruth [BROWN], Violet [BROWN] and Josephine [BROWN]. The funeral was held at Chalmers last Saturday. Mrs. Brown has been afflicted with blindness since last May and the recovery of her vision is doubtful.

Wednesday, September 8, 1926

Word was received in Rochester today of the death of Mrs. Katherine BOOTS at her home 207 E. Chesnut St., Evanston, Ill., on Tuesday. She had suffered from cancer for quite some time and sank gradually until the end.
Mrs. Boots was born and raised in this city, she being the daughter of Harry and Rose KILLEN. Her father preceded her in death 16 years ago. At her bedside when the end came was her mother and her three daughters, Rose [BOOTS], Ruth [BOOTS] and Mildred [BOOTS]. She is survived also by one brother, Byron KILLEN of Chicago and two sisters, Mrs. Floyd MATTICE, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Emma Louise WEDMORE of Muncie.
The funeral services were held at the Killen home Thursday afternoon. The body was cremated.

Thursday, September 9, 1926

An error was made in the News-Sentinel Wednesday in the obituary of Mrs. Katherine BOOTS. The Home of the deceased was at 207 East Chesnut Street, Chicago, Illinois instead of at Evanston, Ill.

Funeral services for the late Albert STALEY, farmer of the Mt. Olive neighborhood who died at the home of his brother in Fulton, Tuesday, were held from the Fulton United Brethren Church at 2 p.m. today. Rev. Milo CORICAN of Fulton was in charge. Burial was made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, September 10, 1926

[no obits]

Saturday, September 11, 1926

Mrs. Lucy GAERTE, widow of the late Levi GAERTE, died at her home one-half mile north of Emanuel church, near Akron, Thursday morning at eight o'clock.
Death was caused from a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Gaerte [Lucy YARIAN] was the daughter of Andrew and Nancy YARIAN and was born in Columbiana, Ohio, September 13, 1861, and died September 9, 1926, aged 64 years, 11 months and 26 days. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Dorothy [GAERTE], at home, three brothers and four sisters, and a number of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Gaerte has been ill for better than a year but not serious until four weeks last Tuesday.
The funeral services were held from the Emanuel church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Burial was made in the Gaerte cemetery.

The ashes of the late Mrs. Katherine BOOTS, will be interred in the Killen family lot at the Odd Fellows cemetery this city, Sunday afternoon. The committal services will be conducted by Rev. D. S. PERRY. Mrs. Boots, who was a daughter of the late Chas. KILLEN of this city, died in a Chicago hospital last Tuesday.

Monday, September 13, 1926

News of the sudden death of William Frank NEWMAN which occurred this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna KING, 810 Madison street, came as a severe shock to his friends and relatives in this city. Mr. Newman was seen on the streets shortly after eight o'clock this morning, having been down to the city to secure his morning paper. The deceased had been complaining for the past week with heart trouble, but his condition was not regarded as unduly serious. However, the attack which he suffered shortly after ten o'clock this morning refused to yield to medical attention and Mr. Newman passed away within a very few moments.
William Frank, son of William I. and Ruth C. NEWMAN, was born in Campbell county, Ky., on Feb. 11, 1860. For several years he resided in Malden, Ill., where he operated a general store. He was united in marriage to Carry MASON, and to this union two sons, Rolla M. [NEWMAN] and Clarence W. [NEWMAN], were born. Mr. Newman suffered the loss of his wife and son, Rolla, in the year of 1918, the latter having been killed in action in France, during the world war. The deceased soon afterward moved to Rochester, taking up his residence with his sister, Mrs. King.
Mr. Newman was one of a family of nine children all of whom have preceded him in death with the exception of his two sisters, Mrs. Anna KING, of this city, and Mrs. Elizabeth KEMPER, of Nevada, Mo. The son, Clarence W., is a student at the Chicago University. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen, having joined that organization while residing in Illinois.
Funeral arrangements are unavailable at this time, pending word from the son and sister. Announcement in this regard will be given in tomorrow's paper.

Tuesday, September 14, 1926

Mrs. Margaret STUDEBAKER, aged 80, a pioneer resident of the Liberty township, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David ULRICH, south of Fulton, Monday morning. Death resulted from an attack of gall stone trouble from which disease the aged lady had suffered for several months.
After the death of her husband, David STUDEBAKER, which occurred 13 years ago, the deceased had resided with her daughters, Mrs. Ulrich and Mrs. Rosie DENTON, of Grass Creek. Besides the daughters, she leaves four sons, Marion [STUDEBAKER] of near Fulton, Ernest [STUDEBAKER] of Washington, D.C., Perry [STUDEBAKER] who resides in Illinois and E. W. STUDEBAKER of Logansport.
The funeral will be held at the Metea Baptist Church Friday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. ZARTMAN of Twelve Mile in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma SUMME, well known farmer's wife, who lived southwest of Burket, were held at the Palestine Church Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Summe, it was learned here today, shot and killed herself with a 22 rifle Sunday afternoon.
She had been in ill health for some time and it is thought this caused her to commit the act. She was alone in her home when she fired the shot and her husband returning a short time later found her body. She was 60 years of age.
She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Harry EATON of Burket.

Wednesday, September 15, 1926

The funeral of the late William Frank NEWMAN was held this afternoon at three o'clock at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Anna KING. Rev. R. H. CROWDER had charge of the services and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Thursday, September 16, 1926

David Richard [NEIGHBOR], 24-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert NEIGHBOR, West Twelfth street, died early Thursday morning from intestinal troubles. Besides the parents the baby is survived by two brothers, Thomas [NEIGHBOR] and Robert [NEIGHBOR] and two sisters, Catherine [NEIGHBOR] and Jean [NEIGHBOR]. Burial will be made Friday afternoon at Rushville, the former home of the Neighbor family.

Friday, September 17, 1926

Mrs. Mary STEELE, age 86, died Thursday afternoon at 1:40 at her home in Akron, following a several weeks illness with complication of diseases. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HAINES and was born at Martinsville, Ind., June 26th, 1840. The earlier part of her life was spent near Logansport, Ind., but for a number of years had lived in Akron.
She is survived by an adopted son, Lute SHUMAKER, of Kewanna, and two grandchildren, Loder PATTERSON of Chicago, and Mrs. Valura EMAHISER, of Akron. A daughter, Mrs. Rose LODER PATTERSON, died several years ago. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the home with Rev. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Roann cemetery.

Saturday, September 18, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, September 20, 1926

Charles THURSTON, aged 71 years, died at his residence at Fulton Sunday morning at 1 o'clock, death resulting from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years. Mr. Thurston was born at Dayton, O., and had resided at Fulton for the past twelve years where he was janitor at the public school building.
The deceased's wife preceded him in death about 18 months ago. Three daughters, Mrs. Stephen ELDER, Mrs. Albert MEYER, Mrs. J. H. ULERY and one son Harry THURSTON of Chicago, Ill., are the survivors. Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. WHITESELL of Wolcott, Ind., officiating. Burial will be made at a Logansport cemetery.

Tuesday, September 21, 1926

[no obits]

Wednesday, September 22, 1926

Miss Dorothea KARNS, 30, of Akron, died at her home on East Rochester street at 5 a.m. Wednesday following a six months illness caused by tuberculosis. In an effort to check the dreaded disease Miss Karns made several trips West but to no avail. The deceased, who was born in Akron the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. KARNS, was for many years a bookkeeper at the Dan Leininger and Sons department store. Besides her parents, Miss Karns is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harley SECOR and Mrs. Ray LANDIS of Akron and Mrs. Lennie BENGE of South Bend, and two brothers, Elzie [KARNS] of South Bend and Verne [KARNS] of Akron. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon.

Thursday, September 23, 1926

Alf CARTER and Mrs. Alma BOGGESS of this city were informed Wednesday of the death of their father, Willis CARTER, 77, which occurred Monday at a hospital in Los Angeles, California. He had been in poor health for the past two years but his condition had only been serious for the past few months.
Mr. Carter was born in Fulton County on January 14th, 1844 and lived here until 25 years ago when he went to California. He made his home in that city with his daughter, Mrs. Carrie LIFE. Funeral services were held in Los Angeles Wednesday and burial was made in that city. Another daughter, Georgia CARTER, of Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie BLACKETOR and Mrs. Etta TOWNSEND of Rochester survive.

Friday, September 24, 1926

Mrs. Joel STOCKBERGER and Mrs. Amanda BAIR received word Thursday afternoon from Pasadena, Cal., that their sister, Mrs. Lavina COCHRAN, 76, had passed away at her home there on Sept. 16th after a lingering illness. Mrs. Cochran will be remembered by many of the older residents of this city. Burial was made in the western city.

Saturday, September 25, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, September 27, 1926

John Clifton [BEERY], the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Don BEERY, died Sunday night. The baby was born early Sunday morning.

Tuesday, September 28, 1926 and Wednesday, September 29, 1926

[no obits]

Thursday, September 30, 1926

Harve D. SNEPP, 63, for many years the owner of a general store at Kewanna bearing his name, died at Greenwood at 6:30 this morning, friends in Kewanna were notified today. Mr. Snepp had been ill for over a year his illness baffling doctors. Last May Mr. Snepp went to Greernwood to take treatment under his brother-in-law, Dr. CRAIG, who operates a sanitarium there.
Mr. Snepp was born at Edinburg, Ind., on December 5, 1863, the son of Martin and Martha SNEPP. After attending the public schools at Edinburg, Mr. Snepp moved to Shelby county, later to Birmingham, Ala., and 36 years ago to Fulton county, where he purchased the store at Kewanna, which he operated until four years ago.
The dececeased was a prominent democrat. He held many public offices and at one time was employed in the postoffice department at Washington, D.C. Mr. Snepp was a member of the Baptist church and the Odd Fellows and Eagles lodges at Kewanna. He is survived by his wife and three brothers, James [SNEPP] at Fulton, Clavis [SNEPP], Lancaster, Penn., and Charles [SNEPP] of Franklin.

While no funeral arrangements have been made, it is thought the services will be held at Edinburg, Saturday morning with burial to be made at Acton.

Mrs. Henry THOMPSON Wednesday received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Chris KINTCEL, of Etna Green, who passed away at 6 a.m., Following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered three weeks ago. The funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

Mrs. John MARKLEY, 723 High street, Logansport, mother of Maurice H. WINN of Leiters Ford, passed away at the Kelley Hospital at Argos, Wednesday evening, following a major operation performed three weeks ago. Besides Mr. Winn Mrs. Markley is survived by her husband and two other sons, Paul [WINN] and Chester WINN of Lucerne and brother John HALL of Lucerne.

Friday, October 1, 1926

Orla HUDSON, 52, of Etna Green, trustee of Harrison township, Kosciusko county, died at his home Thursday morning. Death was due to cancer of the stomach. For three weeks he had been a patient at Woodlawn Hospital here. Wednesday realizing the end was near Mr. Hudson asked that he be taken to his home which request was granted. He is survived by his wife, parents, one brother, two sisters and four sons.

Saturday, October 2, 1926

Miss Silvia Fern ROBBINS, 31, died shortly after midnight Friday, at her home at 1306 south Monroe street. The deceased was taken ill on March 14, with the influenza which later developed into pneumonia. The disease left her lungs in such condition that tuberculosis developed, which resulted in death.
Miss Robbins was born on a farm south of Rochester on January 31, 1895. She was the daughter of George and Clara ROBBINS. She attended the Rochester schools and graduated from high school in the class of 1924. For many years Miss Robbins was employed as a stenographer at the Chester White Journal office on East Eighth street.
Miss Robbins made a valiant fight for her life and during the entire struggle was always considerate of all who tried to care for [her] or east her pain. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church where she was particularly active in the World Wide Guild.
Miss Robbins is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs. E. L. GORDON of Kewanna, and two brothers, LeRoy [ROBBINS] and Virgil [ROBBINS] of McAlester, Oklahoma, and a host of friends who will mourn her departure.
The funeral services however will be held from the Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. James NIVEN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, October 4, 1926

Mrs. Margaret Ann DAVIS died at her home on South College avenue Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Mrs. Davis had undergone an operation about eight weeks ago for a cancerous condition and gradually grew worse until death ended her suffering.
Margaret Ann [BISHER], daughter of Joseph and Mary BISHER, was born in Fulton county on December 7, 1861, and has resided in this community throughout her entire life. On Dec. 26, 1883 she was united in marriage to Columbus DAVIS, who survives. To this union four children

were born all of whom survive; Anson DAVIS, of this city, Edwin DAVIS of Milford, Ill., Mrs. H. D. TITZELL, of Doniphan, Mo., and Mrs. Paul K. GANTZ, of Fort Bayard, New Mexico. One sister, Mrs. Frances CAHILL, resides at Decatur, Ill. Mrs. Davis united with the Methodist church a number of years ago.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the residence 1329 College avenue, with Rev. James NIVEN officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Messrs. A. C. MITCHELL and R. P. TRUE of this city left this morning to attend the funeral of the former's sister-in-law, Mrs. Rheua METZ, of Warsaw. Mrs. Metz, aged 70, succumbed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. L. LOCKRIDGE, of Warsaw, Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The funeral was held at the Talma Christian church at ten o'clock Monday morning and burial was made in the adjacent cemetery.

Tuesday, October 5, 1926

Mrs. Alfretta GRAHAM, 76, a life long resident of Henry township, died at five o'clock Tuesday morning at her home in Akron following an illness of several years with complication of diseases. Mrs. Graham [Alfretta CHURCHILL] was the daughter of Levi and Sarah CHURCHILL, and was a member of the Christian church and W.R.C. at Akron.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis WADE of Akron and George WADE of Canada. Mrs. Fred PERSCHBACHER and Mrs. Arley GILLILAND, of this city, are nieces. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in that city.

Wednesday, October 6, 1926

[no obits]

Thursday, October 7, 1926

South Bend, Ind., Oct. 7. -- Ellis H. HUTCHISON, age 38, of 115 Miami drive, died in his residence Tuesday evening at 7:15 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks of complications. He was born in Buffalo, Ind., Dec. 23, 1887, and came here from Akron, Ind., 20 years ago. He was employed by the Mishawaka Rubber and Woolen Manufacturing company. Eight years ago he was married to Laura Mabel MEISER, who survives him. They have two daughters, Sibyl [HUTCHISON] and Lucretia [HUTCHISON], both at home. He is also survived by two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. W. R. KNOTTS, Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Mary CULP, Mishawaka, Ind., James HUTCHISON, Akron, Ind., Thomas L. HUTCHISON, William GILLENWATERS, South Bend, Milo G. HUTCHISON, of Michigan. Funeral services will be held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. W. W. MARTIN, D.D., pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.

Friday, October 8, 1926

[no obits]

Saturday, October 9, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Frank MICKEY, Mrs. Herb SHOBE and son, Everett [SHOBE] attended the funeral of Howard D. MICKEY, aged 44 which was held from the Sycamore Church Friday afternoon. The deceased, who made his home with his mother, Mrs. Susan MICKEY ROGERS on a farm in Newcastle township 8 miles northeast of Rochester, died early Wednesday morning. Death was caused by leakage of the heart.

Friends and relatives of the John DOWNS family of this city, were shocked to learn of the death of Miss Jeanette Evelyn DOWNS, aged 26, which occurred at the Downs' home, 916 Franklin avenue, at three o'clock Saturday morning. Miss Downs, who was employed as bookkeeper for the Reiss Furniture Co., of South Bend, had suffered a nervous breakdown following the fire which destroyed her mother's boarding house at South Bend a little over a week ago.
Miss Downs' condition had not been regarded as critical, although she was unable to fulfill her duties at the South Bend furniture store for the past week. Friday evening in compliance with the deceased's wish, an ambulance brought her to the home of her parents, where her condition gradually grew worse until the grim hand of death had claimed its youthful victim, this morning.
Jeanette Evelyn, daughter of John and Bertha DOWNS, was born on June 14, 1900 at Rochester, Ind., where she had spent her entire life with the exception of four and one-half years of residence in South Bend. Miss Jeanette was a member of the Baptist church of this city, and following her graduation from the local high school was employed on the repertorial staff of the Daily Republican and later was employed by the local telephone company. Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Emerson [DOWNS], who is now at Purdue University, and a sister, Mrs. Roy GRAVES, of French Lick, Ind.
The funeral in charge of Rev. W. J. NIVEN will be held at the home of Voris LOWE, 916 Franklin avenue on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, October 11, 1926

Dr. Harlan B. THOMPSON, succumbed at his home on 1115 Madison street, at 9:30 Saturday evening, death resulting from a dropsical condition and a leakage of the heart.
Dr. Thompson had only been ill for the past five weeks and was not confined to his bed until the last few days of his illness.
H. B. Thompson was born in the year of 1868 in Knox county, Akron, Ohio, and came to Rochester in 1898, where for many years he worked at his profession as an optometrist. The deceased was a graduate from the Indiana Opthalmic College at Indianapolis. In the more recent years he was a fancier of chickens and resided on the GOULD farm at the southeast edge of this city, later moving to this city where he was engaged as a jobber's salesman for a men's apparel company.
On June 13, 1901 he was united in marriage to Grace MERCER, and to this union three children were born, Avery Joyce [THOMPSON], Harlan Mercer [THOMPSON], deceased, and Mildred Ella [THOMPSON].
The deceased was the last member of his family, and besides the widow and two children, no near relatives survive. Dr. Thompson was a member of the Local Methodist church having united in that faith a number of years ago.

The funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church, with Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends desiring to view the body may call at the residence Tuesday morning.

D. C. LAIRD, aged 58, who for many years has resided on a farm two miles south of Akron, died at the home of his son, Owen L. LAIRD, at Logansport early Saturday morning. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which he suffered about a month ago. Three children survive, Mrs. Bessie MARONEY, Glen [LAIRD] and Owen LAIRD all of Logansport. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, Galveston, Indiana. Burial was made in the adjacent cemetery.

Mrs. Hanna AUKERMAN, 93, known by all the residents of Akron for her kindly disposition as Aunt Hanna, died at her home on Center street at 5 a.m. Monday morning after a four weeks' illness. Death was caused by complications incident to old age.
Very little is known of the early life of the deceased except that she [Hanna DILLMAN] was born in Ohio on August 6, 1833 and was the daughter of John and Hanna DILLMAN. Mrs. Aukerman has resided in this county for the past 53 years except for brief periods in California and in Cass county. Her husband, John AUKERMAN, a veteran of the Civil War, died 10 years ago. Mrs. Aukerman is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah MEYERS, 97 years of age, who lives on a farm five miles east of Akron, and a foster son, Eddie MILLER of Logansport.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Akron Church of God Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock of which organization Mrs. Aukerman was a member. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 12, 1926

At 2:20 early Tuesday morning death claimed another well-known resident of this city in the person of Mrs. Florence HAMLETT, who resided at 600 East 13th street. The deceased had been confined indoors for the past eight years, being bedfast for the last eight months preceding her death which resulted from a complication of diseases.
Florence [TIPTON], daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth TIPTON, was born in Fulton county on Jan. 1st, 1860, and on June 25, 1879 was united in marriage to Benjamin Harrison HAMLETT. Shortly following the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hamlett spent some time in Wisconsin and Missouri, moving back to this city about twenty years ago. The deceased was a member of the local Christian Church.
Besides the husband, five daughters, Mrs. B. F. GRAHAM, of Glenwood, Minn., Mrs. Harvey TUTTLE of Warsaw, Mrs. Beulah ASH, of Chicago, Mrs. J. A. JAKES of Terre Haute, Mrs. E. E. BRUNS of Indianapolis, and four grandchildren survive.
The funeral will be held at the Christian church Thursday afternoon with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT officiating. Burial will be made at the Sycamore cemetery, east of this city.

Wednesday, October 13, 1926

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Harry HAMLETT will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian Church with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery east of Rochester.

Thursday, October 14, 1926 and Friday, October 15, 1926

[no obits]

Saturday, October 16, 1926

Mrs. Mel HILL was called to South Bend early Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Emery PROUTY, who was found dead this morning by her husband at their home at 320-1/2 Lincoln Way East. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Prouty's maiden name was formerly Miss Elizabeth DARR and had lived in Fulton County all her life with the exception of the past 16 years which had been spent in South Bend.
Besides her husband and Mrs. Hill she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Fred CRAVEN, of South Bend, and two sons, Clyde [CARR] and Reuben CARR, of Rochester, three brothers, Charles [DARR] and John DARR, of Rochester, Newton DARR of Huntington, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. MANLEY, of Rochester, and Mrs. Wm. MILLENBERGER, of South Bend. Funeral arrangements have not been made but burial will be made in this city.

Rochester relatives of George WALLACE, aged 15, who was injured at Rockford, Ill., Thursday afternoon when he stepped from behind a concrete mixer employed in road construction work, directly into the path of a fast moving automobile, received word that George died at five o'clock Friday evening at the Rockford hospital, without regaining consciousness.
The victim of the dreadful accident is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALLACE of this city, who with the grandfather, George H. WALLACE and daughter Ruth [WALLACE], are now at Rockford. The lad's injuries consisted of a fractured skull, brain concussion and a twisted spine. Relatives here stated that the body would not be brought to this city until the coroner's inquest had been held, which action is presumed to be called this afternoon.
Funeral arrangements and further details will be given upon the family's arrival in this city.

Monday, October 18, 1926

Charles WALLACE of this city, father of George [WALLACE], 15, who died Friday evening at a Rockford, Ill., hospital, following an accident which occurred near that city on the preceding day, this morning gave the following version of the dreadful calamity.
Mr. Wallace who had visited his son just a half hour previous to the accident stated there were two red warning flags prominently displayed at a safe distance on each side of the big concrete mixer which was stationed along the roadway. Disregarding these signs, Mrs. Gus DOHM is alleged to have driven her auto through this safety zone at far too fast a speed, striking George as he stepped from behind the mixer onto the pavement. The lad was dragged for perhaps a distance

of forty feet the car finally running to the side of the roadway ramming itself into a telephone pole. Wallace stated that had not the pole brought the car to an abrupt stop, two other employees of the Gherrity Road Construction company would have met a like fate as that of his son.
Continuing, the local attorney said that the newspapers had erred in their statements that Mrs. Dohm had been exonerated, adding further that Gharity who was at the scene of the accident would not approve of an exoneration. Coroner Fred OLSEN of Rockford has set the date of the inquest for Tuesday morning at 9:30 at that city. Mr. Wallace will be present at this meeting.
George, son of Charles E. and Mable WALLACE, was born in this city on Sept. 16, 1911, and succumbed to injuries accidentally received while employed with the Gharrity road construction company, about 5:30 Friday evening, Oct. 15th, at Rockford, Ill. George was a pupil at the South school building this city. Owing to his rapid growth his parents had been advised by local physicians to keep him out of school until the first of the coming year, and employment was secured with the above road contractors. The deceased is survived by his parents and a younger sister, Betty Ruth [WALLACE]; one brother, Byron [WALLACE], preceded him in death in the year 1923.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his grandfather George H. WALLACE of this city. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 19, 1926

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmer PROUTY of South Bend who was found dead in bed last Friday morning were held from the Evangelical church in this city Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Geo. WALLACE, Jr., who was killed in an automobile accident at Rockford, Ill., were held Monday afternoon from the home of his grandfather. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Florence Rosaline TIPTON, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth TIPTON, was born in a log cabin on a farm near Rochester, Indiana on January 1st, 1860.
She was united in marriage June 25th, 1879, to Benjamin Harrison HAMLETT. To this union 7 children were born. Five daughters and two sons. The sons both passed into eternal world in infancy.
She with her two daughters, Edna [HAMLETT] and Vida [HAMLETT] united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in the year 1891 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
In 1897 she with her family removed to Dexter, Mo., but only resided there a short time. From there they moved to Rochester, Indiana.
Practically ever since she came to Rochester, she has been an invalid, her health only permitting her to enter into Church work only for a very short time. But a short time after coming to this city the deceased united with the local Christian Church, to which church she has been a faithful member ever since.
She leaves to mourn their loss, besides the husband, five daughters, Mrs. B. F. GRAHAM of Glenwood, Minn.; Mrs. Harvey TUTTLE of Warsaw, Mrs. Bulah ASH of Chicago, Mrs. J. A. JAKES of Terre Haute, and Mrs. E. E. BURNS, of Indianapolis, four grandchildren and four brothers, Dan TIPTON and H. C. TIPTON, both of Mentone, Thomas TIPTON of Newton, Kansas, and J. C. TIPTON, of Fort Wayne and several nieces and nephews. Besides these there

are many neighbors and friends that will miss her in every day life.

Wednesday, October 20, 1926 and Thursday, October 21, 1926

[no obits]

Friday, October 22, 1926

A. D. SPENCER, 55, of Kewanna, met death Wednesday when he fell thru a skylight on a four story building at the factory site of the Studebaker corporation in South Bend. He suffered a broken jaw bone, a fracture of the skull. He died twenty-five minutes after the fall while being treated at the Epworth hospital.
Spencer was working alone welding broken portions of the skylight. Just how he happened to fall has not yet been learned. Workmen inside the building found him unconscious when they reached his side after he fell through the shaft.
The Kewanna man had been employed at the Studebaker plant for several months, during which time he resided with his daughter at Niles, Michigan, a short distance north of South Bend. He is survived by the wife and five children.
The body was returned to the home in Kewanna, Wednesday night. Funeral services were held at the Kewanna Baptist church at 7:30 Friday afternoon with Rev. A. A. KAY in charge. Burial was made in the Round Lake cemetery near Grass Creek.

Saturday, October 23, 1926 and Monday, October 25, 1926

[no obits]

Tuesday, October 26, 1926

Mrs. Harriett STEINHISER, age 86, a pioneer resident of Fulton County, died Tuesday morning at her home one and one-half miles south of Leiters Ford after an illness of only one day. Death was due to anginal pecives. Mrs. Steinhiser was born in Fulton County on June 10th, 1840, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth RARRICK.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elijah REICHARD, of Leiters Ford and Miss Della [STEINHISER] at home. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice KEITZER, age 19, were held this morning at Monterey. Miss Keitzer who made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose KEITZER of near Monterey, died Saturday night at the home of her mother in South Bend following an illness of double pneumonia.

Wednesday, October 27, 1926

George Schaaf, Tuesday afternoon received a telegram from Lima, Ohio, telling of the death of his sister, Mrs. Clara F. FLORA, 57 which occurred earlier in the day. Death was caused by heart disease from which ailment Mrs. Flora had suffered for the past three years.
The deceased [Clara F. SCHAAF] was the daughter of Joseph and Mary SCHAAF and was born on a farm one-half mile north of Rochester on the Michigan road. She was educated in the Rochester public schools. Thirty years ago she moved to Lima, Ohio.
Mrs. Flora is survived by her husband, Benjamin FLORA, four brothers, George [SCHAAF] and John [SCHAAF] of this city, Mark [SCHAAF] of Lansing, Mich., and Charles [SCHAAF] of Lima, Ohio, and two sisters, Anna [SCHAAF] of Franklin and Mrs. Bennett LOWE of Brook.
The body arrived here Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Hoover chapel at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Daniel PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Schaaf family lot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, October 28, 1926

Edgar KISTLER age 81, a resident of Fulton county practically all his life, died at 12:30 Thursday morning at his home near Leiters Ford following an illness of ten weeks with heart trouble and complications. Mr. Kistler was born on March 4th, 1845 in Ohio and came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel KISTLER, when a child. He was married to Sadie BUNN.
He is survived by three sons, Rufus C. [KISLTER], of Leiters Ford, Clyde [KISTLER] of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Earl [KISTLER] of Hammond.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Friday, October 29, 1926

A. F. COPELAND and Mrs. Omar SMITH today received word of the death of their cousin, Charles COPELAND, which occurred at Lincoln, Nebraska, early Friday morning, after a short illness. Mr. Copeland for many years was the state manager of the Cadillac Automobile Co. for Nebraska. he formerly lived here and was employed in the First National Bank when it was located where the Rochester Discount Corporation now is. Mr. Copeland will be remembered by many of the older residents of the city. Funeral services for the deceased will be held at Marion, Ohio, Monday with burial there.

Word was received here today through a newspaper of the death of Sam WILLIAMS of Butte, Montant, last Sunday morning. Death came as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident the day before. Williams was well known in Rochester having been the Rochester reporter for a Logansport newspaper for a year or more up until this spring when he left the city.
The young newspaper man with two others from the Butte Miner were in the car when the accident occurred. Jack MORIARTY, city editor, was instantly killed, and William LOUGHRAN, police reporter is still in a serious condition. Williams never regained consciousness. He suffered from a fractured skull and internal injuries.
Sam Williams was born in Australia 27 years ago. He moved to Boston when a small boy

with his parents and attended school there. Later he graduated from Detroit College. He served in the U. S. Army during the World War and afterward entered the newspaper profession. He went to Butte last August and joined the Miner staff Sept. 1st. He was recently made sporting editor of the paper. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. WILLIAMS, a sister and a brother. The funeral was held Wednesday.

Mrs. L. CONRAD, former resident of the Twelve Mile neighborhood, died Thursday after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. She passed away at the Leffel homestead where her father resides. She had spent several years in Arizona in an effort to regain her health but had returned home when she grew no better. Tressa CONRAD was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed LEFFEL, her mother having preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, her father and a brother, Roy [LEFFEL]. Funeral Sunday at 11 o'clock.

Peru, Ind., Oct. 29. -- Death came suddenly at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening to James SLUSHER, at the home of Nathaniel ENGLISH, four miles north of Peru, acute indigestion being given as the cause of death. Mr. Slusher who had been making his home for several years with his sister, Mrs. Ella BROOKS, 256 Columbia avenue in Oakdale, had been employed off and on as a farm hand on the English farm. He shucked corn all day yesterday and made no complaint of illness until after he had eaten his supper. Death came a short time after he was seized with illness and before a physician could be summoned.
The deceased was the son of Washington and Lydia (PUGH) SLUSHER, and was born in Fulton county, Indiana, 78 years ago. He is survived by the sister named and two brothers, the latter being William SLUSHER of Rochester, Ind., and Albert SLUSHER of Spokane, Wash. He was a member of Peru Lodge No. 52 I.O.O.F.

Saturday, October 30, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, November 1, 1926

Miss Bertha PRILL saturday received word of the death of Betty NEWELL, five months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene NEWELL of Hammond. The child died Saturday morning and burial was made in that city. The Newells are former residents of Akron.

Old-time residents of Fulton county will be grieved to learn of the death of Charles O. MEANS, 72, for many years a resident of Fulton and Marshall counties. Mr. Means died at his home in Shelby county on October 16th from paralysis and a hemorrhage of the brain.
The funeral was held on Oct. 18th in that county. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. David CAREY and Mrs. Lewis MURRAY of near Rochester, and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Charles DUNN, age 70, died at 11:15 Sunday night at her home in Peru following a year's illness with paralysis and complications. She is survived by her husband, one brother, Adolph HUNNESHAGEN, of near Kewanna. Charles HUNNESHAGEN, of this city, is a nephew.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Peru.

Tuesday, November 2, 1926

Mrs. William BIDDINGER this morning received a telegram telling of the death of her sister, Mrs. Daisy SELBY, 55, of South Tacoma, Wash., which occurred at a hospital in Oregon Monday afternoon where she was undergoing treatment for cancer. Mrs. Selby visited with relatives in this city and county just a year ago. The deceased [Daisy GRAHAM] was born at Kewanna and was the daughter of F. H. and Jennie GRAHAM. She has lived in the western state for the past 18 years. Mrs. Selby is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. L. J. HUDKINS of Fort Wayne, Mrs. James HARRISON of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. BIDDINGER of this city and one brother, J. O. [GRAHAM], of Lincoln, Nebraska. Burial will be made Thursday at North Tacoma.

Wednesday, November 3, 1926

Edward Aaron SHOBE, 58, retired farmer and automobile salesman, died at 11:30 Tuesday night at his home at 1212 south Main street in this city, having been seriously ill since Sunday. He had been in poor health for the past 18 years and death was due to complications of diseases. Mr. Shobe was born on a farm near Akron on April 16, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel SHOBE and on August 14, 1889 was married to Eldora BARKMAN.
Mr. Shobe retired as a farmer 14 years ago and moved to this city where he became the agent for the Willys-Knight and Overland automobiles. A few months ago he was forced to give up this business due to failing health. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Chas. ZIMMERMAN, of Silver Lake, Mrs. Lee NELSON, north of the city, and Mrs. Paul McCARTHY at home, one sister, Mrs. Jacob UTTER of Athens, and three brothers, Dan [SHOBE] of Hammond, Herb [SHOBE], Sam [SHOBE] and John [SHOBE] of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge, and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Thursday, November 4, 1926

Funeral services for the late Edward A. SHOBE will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Friday, November 5, 1926

The following clipping taken from a Lincoln, Neb., newspaper and forwarded to this paper by F. C. WILLIAMS of that city, a brother of Mrs. Fred RUH, will prove of interest to the older residents of this city. Miss Caffyn was a sister of the late Charles CAFFYN of this city and a former resident here.
"Word was received in Lincoln of the death of Miss S. Maria CAFFYN, for 35 years a resident of Los Angeles, in Hastings, Friday evening. Miss Caffyn was driving through from the coast to Lincoln to visit her niece, Mrs. John M. ALEXANDER. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Mary E. BOGGS, of Lincoln.
"Miss Caffyn and Mrs. Boggs arrived in Hastings Wednesday and Miss Caffyn was overcome by a stroke that morning. She was removed to a hospital where she died. She was seventy-seven years old. Besides Mrs. Boggs and Mrs. Alexander she is survived by a sister, Mrs. E. M. FRY, Evanston, Ill."

The funeral was held at Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Nov. 1st, and interment was made at that city.

Mrs. Delilah BALLENGER, 86, died Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank WHITE, four and a half miles northwest of Akron. Death was due to complications incident to old age. The deceased fell and broke her hip three years ago and has been bedfast since that time.
Delilah JUDD was born in Wayne county, Indiana on March 29, 1840 and was one of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Allen JUDD. When she was quite young her parents moved to Fulton county, settling on a farm near Akron. She has lived in Henry township during her entire life.
The deceased married William BALLENGER when she was 21 years of age and went to live on a farm near the Olive Bethel church west of Beaver Dam. She is survived by three sons, Allen [BALLENGER] of Athens, Edward [BALLENGER] of Akron and Frank [BALLENGER] of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Frank WHITE, and brother Thomas JUDD of Elkhart.
Mrs. Ballenger was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God. The funeral services will be held from the Nichols church at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Samuel STRANG of LaPaz in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Saturday, November 6, 1926

George W. WRIGHT, 83, a veteran of the Civil war died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter McELWEE, who lives two and a half miles southeast of Macy. Apoplexy was the cause of his death. The deceased was born in New York city on August 4, 1843. When 18 years of age he enlisted in the 87 Ind. Regiment at Rochester and served during the war.
One son, Walter [WRIGHT], of Chicago, and a daughter, Mrs. McELWEE, are the survivors of the immediate family. A sister, Mrs. Harriet WILSON resides at Aurora, Ill. The funeral will be held from the McElwee home Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Plainview cemetery. Mr. Wright was a member of the Macy M. E. church.

Monday, November 8, 1926

Daisy GRAHAM SELBY, wife of [Michael] A. SELBY and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank GRAHAM of Fulton, died at Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 1st. She was a native of Indiana, moving to Washington about twenty-five years ago.
Mr. Selby was a well known carpenter here and a nephew of the late John KING. Mrs. Selby is survived by her husband, two sons, Joseph [SELBY] and John [SELBY], one daughter, Ruth [SELBY], and one grandson, Kenneth SELBY. Burial in Tacoma.

Funeral services for Virgil SWIHART, 45, of Chicago, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of God in Akron, with the Rev. WYATT in charge, and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in that city. Mr. Swihart died Friday in Chicago after a serious illness of two weeks. Death was due to cancer. He is survived by his wife, two children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Annanias SWIHART of Akron.

Tuesday, November 9, 1926 to Friday, November 12, 1926
[no obits]

Saturday, November 13, 1926

South Bend, Ind., Nov. 13. -- Mrs. Catherine RANS, 80, died at 4 o'clock Thursday evening, while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Nettie KINCH 1018 [?] S.[?] Franklin street. Mrs. Rans came here two weeks ago from Grass Creek, Ind., where she lived.
She [Catherine SENNOTT] was born Feb. 8, 1846, and was married in Rochester, Ind., Sept. 2, 1886/1887 to Emanuel RANS.
Surviving Mrs. Rans are a daughter, Mrs. Nettie KINCH, and two sons, Ellsworth [RANS] and W. O. RANS all of South Bend.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rans will be held at St. Ann's church, Kewanna, Ind. Interment will be in the Round Lake cemetery, Grass Creek, Ind.

Monday, November 15, 1926

George BRUMM, 74, died in the Kelley Hospital at Argos Sunday evening at 8 o'clock from injuries which he received Saturday night about 6:15 when he was struck by an automobile driven by Tony PERAZZINI, 884 West Ninth street, Mishawaka as he was crossing Federal Road 31 a mile south of Argos. Mr. Brumm for many years lived on a farm near Tiosa in Newcastle township.
Mr. Brumm who was deaf and practically blind has been living alone on a farm one and half mile south of Argos for the past two years. Saturday night after finishing his trading Brumm was offered a lift of a mile ride on a wagon by Amos ALDERFER which he accepted.
When the cross roads a mile south of Argos was reached Brumm crawled down off of the wagon on the left side. As he reached the ground he narrowly missed being hit be a car. A second later Perazzini sounded the horn on his car. Instead of stopping the old gentleman attempted to cross in front of oncoming car.
Perazzini applied the brakes and drove his car into the ditch at the east side of the road but not soon enough to prevent striking Brumm a glancing blow. The Mishawaka man stopped and drove Brumm to the Kelley Hospital where an examination showed his right leg was broken and that he had suffered internal injuries.
Mr. Perazzini reported the accident to Marshal Jake STEVENSON of Argos. Coroner Ralph JOHNSON of Plymouth held an inquest this morning and exonerated Mr. Perazzini from all blame.
The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. George EMMONS of this city, Mrs. Theadore O'BLENIS of Mishawaka and Mrs. Amanda BARNHART of San Antonio, Texas, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Bert DAVIS of Argos.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Tiosa Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Paul MADER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Tiosa cemetery.

Tuesday, November 16, 1926

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 17, 1926

Mrs. John SLISHER, 48, committed suicide some time during Tuesday afternoon, at her home two miles north of Macy.
For years Mrs. Slisher has suffered with a cancer on her nose and the past year the dreadful disease was believed to be affecting her mind as on many occasions she had tried to end her life.
Tuesday afternoon, she took a 32 calibre revolver, locked herself in an upstairs room and fired the fatal shot through her temple. The family had kept constant watch for the past several months and although several firearms were kept about the house the members believed they had all the ammunition securely hidden. It was nothing out of the ordinary for the afflicted woman to lock herself in the upstairs rooms. The family made the gruesome discovery about 6:20 in the evening, gaining entrance to the death chamber through a window.
Mrs. Slisher's maiden name was Ella WAGONER and was the daughter of John and Sarah (FANCHER) WAGONER being born in Allen township, Miami county, on August 4, 1878. In 1897 she was married to John SLISHER.
The deceased is survived by the husband, eight children, two sisters, Mrs. Hiram SHADEL and Mrs. Ray O'DAFFER, and four brothers, Frank [WAGONER] and William WAGONER of Wagoner's Station, Sam [WAGONER] of North Liberty and James [WAGONER], who resides in Oklahoma.
At the present time the funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Elizabeth BEATTIE, formerly of near Kewanna, died at the home of her son, Albert, at Hammond, Tuesday morning. She has been ill for some time and has been growing steadily worse. She was 79 years old. She is survived by her sister, Sarah KINZIE of Kokomo, and three brothers, Judge J. W. EDISON of Plymouth, Marcy [EDISON] and James [EDISON] of Kewanna. Two sons, Albert [BEATTIE] of Hammond and Melvin [BEATTIE] of Gas City also survive the deceased. The funeral will be held Thursday forenoon near Kewanna.

Thursday, November 18, 1926

Hollis BYBEE, prominent man of Mentone, died very suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock following an illness of two hours. Mr. Bybee took critically ill about 12 o'clock Wednesday while husking corn at his farm, southwest of Mentone. He was brought to his residence in Mentone and died within a short time from heart trouble. Mr. Byubee had apparently been in the best of health. Hollis Bybee was born in the vicinity of Mentone. He had resided in Mentone and near there during his entire lifetime. He was a well known stock buyer. He was 67 years of age and a member of the Mentone Methodist church.
His widow, two daughters, Mrs. T. J. CLUTTER, of Mentone, Mrs. Verna A. NELSON, of Indianapolis, and one son, Lee BYBEE, of California, one brother, Addie BYBEE, of Mentone and one sisters, Mrs. Loren MANWARING of Los Angeles, Calif., and the immediate surviving relatives.

Mrs. George MORRIS, of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, who was injured in a fall down the callar-way at her home on last Saturday evening succumbed to her injuries at the Woodlawn hospital, this city, Thursday morning. The deceased with her family for many years had been a resident of the Burton neighborhood northwest of this city and was well known to many Rochester residents.

Cora Alice WILLIS, was born near Marion, Ind., in 1878 and was married to George MORRIS. To this union three sons were born, Wallace [MORRIS], Ross [MORRIS] and Lyman [MORRIS], the latter being a member of the U. S. Navy and stationed at Norfolk, Va. Lyman was summoned to the bedside of his mother at the local hospital but the injured lady was in such a precarious condition she was unable to recognize her son. Besides the husband, the deceased leaves two sisters, Edna WILLIS and Mrs. Geneva ANDERSON of Loyal.
The funeral will be held at the Burton church Sunday morning, the cortege leaving the Morris home at ten o'clock. Services will be in charge of Rev. Roy GARNER and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. John SLISHER, of near Macy, who committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, will be held Friday afternoon at the Macy Christian church with Rev. C. W. ACKMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Friday, November 19, 1926

John L. ROBBINS, age 80, a resident of Fulton county practically all his life, died at six o'clock Friday morning at his more two miles southwest of Green Oak. He had been in poor health for the past two years but had only been bedfast for three days. Mr. Robbins was born in Jennings county, February 2nd, 1846 and came to this county with his parents, Joseph and Rachel ROBBINS, when a child. on October 7, 1877 he was married to Sarah BLACKETOR. He was a member of the Green Oak I.O.O.F. lodge.
The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Grace CHAMBERS and Mrs. John DAWALT, and one son, Elmer [ROBBINS], who is a patient at a hospital in South Bend. There are four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Word was received here by the parents of Carl SIFFERT, 39, of his sudden death at Ft. Madison, Iowa, as the result of a railway crossing accident. No particulars were given in the message to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel SIFFERT, who live eight miles west of Rochester, other than to say it occurred at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. The young man is also a nephew of James BURNS, county surveyor.
Mr. Siffert was born and raised near Akron and is well known in that community. He was here about three weeks ago to visit his parents. For several years he was a railway employee at Logansport but recently has been a salesman for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. His home was at Rock Island, Ill.
He is survived by his parents, his wife, two daughters, Charbelle [SIFFERT] and Grace Fern [SIFFERT], and two sisters, Elizabeth [SIFFERT] at home, and Mrs. Mary LININGER of St. Paul.
No plans have been decided upon as yet for the burial.

Saturday, November 20, 1926

Mrs. Laura BABCOCK has received word of the death of Mrs. Amanda GASKILL, age 64, which occurred on Nov. 10th at her home in Long Beach, Calif., following a four weeks illness. The Gaskills are former residents of Rochester having moved to California from here 25 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Edward GASKILL, and two sons, John W. [GASKILL] and Harry B. [GASKILL] of Long Beach. Burial was made in that city. The deceased was a member of the Women's Benefit Association of Rochester.

Funeral services for the late John L. ROBBINS will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The funeral of Carl B. SIFFERT, who was killed in a grade crossing accident near Fort Madison, Iowa, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Christian Church, Clinton, Ill. Burial will be mae at Secor, Ill.

The body of Mrs. Sarah DeVAULT, 82, former local citizen and mother of E. B. DeVAULT, Kewanna attorney, who died November 10 at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., arrived in Frankfort, Ind., Friday for burial.
Funeral services were conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. E. PENCE, Saturday afternoon. Besides Mrs. Pence and Mr. DeVault, the deceased is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. C. W. JOHNSON, of San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. W. FEGELMAN, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. H. I. HIX of Oklahoma City.

Mrs. George MORRIS, of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, who fell down the cellar-way at her home on last Sunday evening, succumbed to her injuries at the Woodlawn hospital, this city, Thursday morning. The deceased with her family for many years had lived in the Burton neighborhood.
Cora Alice WILLIS was born at Santa Fe, Miami County, in 1878 and was married to George MORRIS. To this union was born six children, Edna [MORRIS], Wallace [MORRIS], Lyman [MORRIS], Ross [MORRIS], Geneva [MORRIS] and Gilbert Ray [MORRIS], who died in infancy.
Besides the husband and children she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Elmer PLOTNER and Mrs. W. E. KRIK of Santa Fe.
The funeral will be held at the Burton church, Sunday morning at 10:30. Services will be in charge of Rev. Roy GARNER and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Melissa BLOSSER, aged sixty-five years, died at the home of Mrs. Edith MOORE on South East street, Kewanna, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after a short illness from flu. The deceased was the wife of the late William BLOSSER and to them was born six children, four sons and two daughters. The husband and four children have preceded her in death, leaving only two sons to mourn the departure of the mother, E. J. BLOSSER, of Kewanna and Verne BLOSSER of Kokomo.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home of her son, E. J. Blosser, on South Toner street, at 2:00 o'clock, and were in charge of Rev. Clinton POLEN, of Lakeville. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Monday, November 22, 1926

Lester CRABILL, who resides southwest [sic] of this city, near the Sharon church, becoming alarmed at the failure to see his neighbor, Joseph COOPER, at his usual farm duties, instigated a search at the latter's home, Saturday evening, and found Cooper cold in death.
Cooper, who is about 63 years of age, has resided alone on his farm since the death of his wife which occurred May 25, 1926. Crabill found his neighbor sitting in a chair in the living room, with his head slumped on his chest.

A call was sent to County Coroner C. B. HIATT who arrived a short time afterward and pronounced death due to heart trouble, from which the deceased had been a sufferer for the past few years. Hiatt stated the man had been dead since last Thursday morning. The body was brought to a local undertaking parlor, awaiting the arrival of his relatives.
Cooper leaves three brothers, Henry [COOPER] of Chicago, and Frank [COOPER] of Peru, and one sister, who resides in Goshen, Ind. The exact date of the funeral was not available up to press time today, but it was stated the services would be held at the Sharon Church and burial would be made in the adjacent [Moon] cemetery.

Hugh McMAHAN received Monday the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mel HAY, age 49, which occurred at eight o'clock Sunday night at her home in Bakersfield, California. Mrs. Hay last Wednesday afternoon suffered a stroke of paralysis and another one on Saturday which proved fatal. She had been enjoying good health and last summer had spent several months with relatives in Rochester.
Miss Josie McMAHAN, the daughter of John B. and Rebecca McMAHAN, was born in Fulton county in January 1877 and on September 30, 1899 was married to Mel HAY. Mr. and Mrs. Hay lived in Rochester until eight years ago when they went to California. The deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Marjorie [HAY], two sisters, Mrs. John SCHAAF and Miss Jessie McMAHAN, of Bakersfield, and seven brothers, John [McMAHAN] and James [McMAHAN] of Bakersfield, William [McMAHAN], Pat [McMAHAN] and Tom [McMAHAN], of Fernandina, Florida, and Hugh [McMAHAN] and Otto [McMAHAN] of Rochester. Her sister, Mrs. John Schaaf, accompanied by her husband, left Rochester a short time ago to make their home in Bakersfield and arrived in that city just a few hours before her sister's death. Her mother, Mrs. Rebecca McMAHAN, died on August 8, 1926.
Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock at the Hay home in Bakersfield Tuesday morning. The body will be cremated and the ashes will be brought to Rochester for burial sometime in the future.

Jacob BUTLER, age 58, of Rochester, died Sunday noon at Culver, where he was employed. Mr. Butler took suddenly ill on Friday and death was due to a blood clot on his brain. He was born in Miami County but had lived practically all his life in Rochester.
He is survived by his wife, who was Rebecca SAMPSEL, three daughters, Miss Dorothy BUTLER of South Bend, Miss Jessie BUTLER, of Culver, and Mrs. Harry THOMAS, of Plymouth, and three sons, Leo [BUTLER], of Peru, Roy [BUTLER], of Culver and Foster [BUTLER] of Leiters Ford. There are five brothers, Milo BUTLER, of Roann, James [BUTLER], of Kokomo, Charles [BUTLER], of Peru, Barney [BUTLER] and George [BUTLER] of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Culver and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery in Rochester.

At 6:30 Monday morning at the home of Mrs. Nellie P. FLETCHER, north of Rochester, occurred the death of her daughter, Mrs. Anna GREEN, of Argos. Mrs. Green, who was 55 years of age, had been ill for three months with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Luther GREEN, one daughter, Mrs. BOWYER of Toledo, Ohio, and one son, Lloyd HARMON, of Honolulu.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God in Rochester with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city.

Mrs. Earl CROSE, age 35, died Monday morning at her home west of the city following an illness with flu and pneumonia. The Croses are tenants on the M. J. BLIGH farm and their home had been under quarantine for the past five weeks with the three children of Mrs. Crose's sister, Mrs. Ethel SHRIVER, being ill with the diphtheria. The home was released from quarantine Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Crose recently moved to the Bligh farm from near Grass Creek. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Harry [CROSE] and Teddy [CROSE].

Carl MACK, aged 34, a world war veteran and owner of a small restaurant near the Vandalia Station at Culver, received injuries while attempting to board a passenger train in that city Saturday evening, from which he died three-quarters of an hour later.
Mack, who was a member of the Officers club at the Military Academy, had been in the habit of leaving Culver for South Bend every Saturday evning on the Vandalia passenger which leaves at 8:45 p.m. Following his usual custom of checking up sales and closing his place of business, the ex-world war veteran rushed across the street to catch his train which was just in the act of leaving the station. The vestibule doors were closed and Mack made an attempt to gain a hand and foothold on the railing and steps. His shoes which were covered with snow slipped off the steps and he was slung underneath the wheels of the moving train.
Guy PATSELL and Erve SWAGGERT who were nearby and witnessed the accident rushed to the scene and with other assistance managed to draw the victim from underneath the train. It was found his right leg had been completely severed close to his body and a deep skull fracture was also inflicted. An ambulance was summoned and the injured man was taken on his way to the Woodlawn hosptal this city; death ensued before the ambulance reached Rochester.
Carl Mack was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MACK, of Elkhart, Ind. The body will be interred at White Piegon, Mich., where the American Legion will have charge of the rites.

Tuesday, November 23, 1926

Isaiah HESS, 81, and Mrs. Elizabeth ZEHNER HULLINGER, 91, highly respected pioneer residents of Argos passed away Sunday.

Funeral services for Joseph COOPER who was found dead in his home west of this city Saturday night by a neighbor will be held from the Sharon Church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Moon cemetery.

Wednesday, November 24, 1926

Mrs. Frank MONTGOMERY received a telegram Wednesday announcing the death of B. F. CRABBS, age 85 of Crawfordsville, which occurred at 6:30 Wednesday morning at his home in that city. Mr. Crabbs was the senior member of the Crabbs-Reynolds-Taylor Elevator Co. in that city and is well known here, having visited the Montgomery family once a year for over 40 years. Miss Belle MONTGOMERY will attend her uncle's funeral which will be held in Crawfordsville Friday afternoon.

The funeral of Mrs. Earl CROSE will be held at the farm residence, west of this city on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Thursday, November 25, 1926 to Saturday, November 27, 1926
[no obits]

Monday, November 29, 1926

Opal GRIMES, daughter of H. K. and S. F. GRIMES, was born on March 19th, 1901. Departed this life on Nov. 22nd, 1926. Age 25 years, 8 months and 3 days. On Aug. 16, 1916 she was united in marriage to Earl CROSE. To this union three children were born, Ervin [CROSE], Harry [CROSE] and Lawrence [CROSE], who preceded his mother in death in 1923. She leaves to mourn her departure, the children and husband, the father and mother of River Side, Michigan, and four sisters, Mrs. Chas. F. SHRIVER, Rochester, Indiana, Mrs. Jack SMITH, Watervliet, Michigan, Mrs. Ben PATE, Colona, Michigan. Two brothers, Arthur GRIMES, Colona, Michigan, and Paul GRIMES of LaPorte, Ind. Besides their many friends and relatives. Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Miss Mary FANCER, an aunt, from Indianapolis; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William CLINIC, of Brook; sister-in-law, Cornel CROSE, of Hoopston; Sam CROSE, of Rossville, Ill, uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Grover FREEL, of Kewanna, uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. STANKLE, of Kewanna; brother-in-law, George CROSE, of Winamac.

Tuesday, November 30, 1926

B. F. FRETZ has received word of the death of his brother, George W. FRETZ, age 68, of Auburn, Ind., which occurred at his home in that city at 3:15 Tuesday morning. Mr. Fretz had been in ill health for the past three years and death was due to paralysis. He was a retired farmer. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. FRETZ, Mr. and Mrs. Ray FRETZ and Mr. and Mrs. Howard DuBOIS will attend the funeral which will be held Thursday morning in Auburn.

South Bend, Ind., Nov. 30. -- George W. PERSCHBACHER, 210 E. Broadway, died Sunday at Greencastle, Ind. Mr. Perschbacher has been in failing health for some time past and his death was caused by complications and infirmities of age. He was born in Tiosa, Ind., Sept. 8, 1856. He spent more than 20 years in Mishawaka. He came here from Plymouth.
He was married to Rose DAVIS more than 40 years ago, and Mr. Perschbacher survived her by seven years. He is survived by one child, Goldie PERSCHBACHER, of Los Angeles, Calif. Three sisters, Mrs. Almire FOLKER, Los Angeles, Mrs. Ella EDISON, and Mrs. Carrie SWINEHART, of Mishawaka, also survive him. His brother, John PERSCHBACHER, resides in Mishawaka.
The body is at the Sprague Funeral home and the funeral will be held from there, Wednesday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. WENNERMARK of the English Lutheran church, will have charge of the cermony. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, South Bend.
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The deceased is a relative of the Perschbacher families of this city.

Wednesday, December 1, 1926

Word was received here Wednesday noon of the sudden and unexpected death of Colonel Bert GRINER, for years one of the leading instructors and officers at Culver Military Academy. Col. Griner died suddenly from a heart attack. He had not been ill as far as it is known.

He was commandant of the Academy and was very popular with the cadets. He was an officer in the Spanish-American War.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the Academy and he will be buried there with full military honors by the cadets.
Col. Griner was well known in Rochester, having spoken here in public meetings on several occasions. He was a cousin of M. O. KING of Rochester.

Mrs. Eugene WOOLPERT, 60, of Akron, died Wednesday morning at 1:30 o'clock after an illness of about eleven months of dropsy and heart trouble. She had been a resident of that community all her life and her death marks the passing of one of the pioneers there.
Emma Mary CLEVENGER was united in marriage with Eugene WOOLPERT, who survives her, and they moved later to the Akron community. She was a member of the Evangelical church at Akron.
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John THOMPSON and a son, Howard [WOOLPERT], both of Akron. Fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. Two sisters also are living, Mrs. Lydia CLEMANS and Mrs. Isaiah NYE, both of Athens.
The funeral will be held at the Christian Church at Akron Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. SMITH of Akron and Rev. SCHLEMMER of Wabash will be in charge. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Thursday, December 2, 1926

Earl Leroy RILEY, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama, was instantly killed and Owen "Pat" DAY, 27, of Huntington was injured seriously, perhaps fatally, at 8:30 Wednesday evening when a Ford roadster owned and driven by Riley overturned three miles south of this city on the Michigan road near the Peter LOWE farm.
The young men were enroute to Logansport from this city when the accident occurred. Their car struck a rough place in the road caused by a recently installed cement culvert and careened into a steel bridge railing turning over twice. The occupants were thrown clear of the machine, Day being found in a ditch at the west side of the road twenty feet south of where Riley's lifeless body was found.
The members of the Jolly Twelve Euchre Club of Logansport who were coming to this city to spend the evening with Mr. and Mrs. C. P. HOUSER were the first persons to reach the two unfortunate young men. They called an ambulance from the Lowe home and had Mr. Day taken to the Woodlawn hospital. The body of Mr. Riley was removed to the Zimmerman Brothers chapel.
An examination at the hospital showed Mr. Day's chest had been crushed, several ribs on the left side fractured and wound on his right hand. One of the broken ribs an x-ray disclosed had punctured a lung. He has had many hard hemorrhages. Day is rational only about one-third of the time.
Mr. Day is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DAY of Huntington who with their three daughters are at his bedside. Day was the foreman of a gang employed by the E. J. Lehman Roofing Company of Huntington who have the contract for the placing of a new tile roof on the court house.
The injured man has been the captain and quarterback of the Huntington Indiana professional football team for the past three years. Mr. Day has had several ribs fractured while playing football and in two accidents while working at his trade. Little hope is entertained for his recovery.

Mr. Riley, who would have been thirty-two years of age on December 14, has been employed for the past year as a steel marker by the Rochester Bridge Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara RILEY, and two children who live at 1217 Woodland Avenue, East End, Birmingham, Ala., his father, A. A. RILEY, 4229 Tenth Avenue, Birmingham, a brother, Russell [RILEY], who was located this morning at Casper Wyoming, and a sister.
Relatives of the dead man were notified last night by friends. Russell Riley, who is a traveling salesman for a Minneapolis, Minn., automobile accessory company, wired that he will arrive in this city Saturday morning. The widow also wired that she would come to this city and take charge of her husband's body. Mr. and Mrs. Riley had not been living together for the past two years. In August Mr. Riley applied here for a divorce from his wife.
He is a World War veteran, having served with the Rainbow Division.
Coroner C. B. HIATT of Kewanna held an inquest this morning at the chapel where he examined several witnesses. It was shown that Riley was driving his car at a high rate of speed just a few minutes before crashing into the bridge railing. Death was due to a fracture of the base of the skull the coroner's report showed. Riley's skull also was fractured near the right temple and his jaw bone was broken in several places.
Coroner continued his investigation of the fatal accident for several days or until Day is able to give a clear statement. During his rational moments Day asks those at his bedside how he was injured, he believing the he has been hurt in a fall from the roof of the court house. Day has not as yet been told the truth.
Charles FAUROTE, better known as Kid VanDUYNE who has been employed by Mr. Day narrowly escaped serious injury or death when at the last moment he was detained and could not accompany the two men to Logansport where they intended to attend a moving picture show.
The Ford roadster in which Riley and Day were riding was a complete wreck and will have to be junked. In the accident Day lost a watch which was later found and a new hat. Riley's watch stopped at 8:08 and this is believed to have been the time of the lamentable accident. Riley and Day have been living at the Minter hotel on Madison street.

Friday, December 3, 1926

Mrs. Adele Louise COOPER, age 53, who has made her home in Rochester for several years with her daughter, Mrs. Everett HATTERY, died Friday morning at 3:45 at Woodlawn hospital following a major operation on Wednesday. Mrs. Cooper had been ill for the past two weeks and was removed to the hospital a week ago. Death was due to embolism.
Mrs. Cooper was born on March 17, 1873, the daughter of John William and Minnie DANNE. For 25 years she lived in Chicago, moving to Rochester from that city.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Hattery home, 1315 South Monroe street with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge, and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Death claimed Francis MILLER, at three o'clock Friday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Richard HENDERSON, of the Fletcher's Lake neighborhood. The deceased who was 23 years of age had been a sufferer of a cancer on his leg for the past six months, having suffered the amputation of his limb about five weeks ago at the Mayo Brothers hospital in hopes of checking the disease.
Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton F. MILLER, was born near Fletcher's Lake on Aug. 27, 1903, where he had spent his entire life with the exception of the past two years when he took up his residence at Kendallville, Ind. While at Kendallville Miller was engaged in the garage business. The deceased's mother preceded him in death about a year ago, and besides the father, three sisters Mrs. Walter HOUSE, Mrs. Charles GEIER, both of Rochester, Mrs. Richard HENDERSON, Fletcher's Lake, and two brothers, Cecil [MILLER], of Kendallville, and Roscoe [MILLER], of the Marion Soldiers' Home, survive. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Kendallville.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue went to press. It was stated, however, that burial would be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Saturday, December 4, 1926

Mrs. Elizabeth BARNHISEL of Akron, Ind., received the following letter two weeks ago. The letter had been in the post office at Washington, D. C. for 61 years. It was written by Rev. Dr. CAMP, a chaplain, stationed at a hospital at Alexandria, La., shortly after the death of Cornelius BARNHISEL, Mrs. Barnhisel's husband, during the civil war.
Why the letter was held at Washington, and how it came to be forwarded after such a length of time still remains a mystery.
The letter was in very good condition and the only place it showed signs of wear was at the folds.
It is believed that this is a record in time that a piece of mail took to reach its destination.
The letter word for word the way it was written 61 years ago follows:
Near Alexandria, La.
July 12, 1865
Mrs. Elizabeth Barnhisel
Niconza, Miami Co., Indiana
My Dear Madam:
Your dear husband entered that rest which remaineth for God's people tonight at 20 minutes past 7. Two or three days ago, at his request I wrote to his father, that he was worse and that he did not expect to live long. Since that he has been rapidly failing. This morning, on making my usual visits to the Wards I found him very low and didn't believe he could live during the day. About 10 o'clock this A. M. I had my last talk with him. I read to him the 14th chapter, St. John's Gospel, conversed a while and then prayed with him. He said in substance, that he knew he could not live long, that he was not afraid of death, and felt prepared for it whenever God should call him. He would like to see his dear family once more but God's will be done! He said he wanted to leave his testimony to the worth of religion, and hoped his death might be a witness to the sustaining power of religion.
In my prayer, I repeated the Lord's Prayer, and he said it with me every word very distinctly, and frequently in my prayer, he said, Amen! The day I wrote to his father, he told me everything he wanted done with his body, etc., after death, just as calmly as if he were giving directions about any common business.
He desired me to write to you after his death and give you and his family his love. He desired the Rev. Wm. W. STEFFY to preach his funeral sermon from the words "I have fought a good fight. I have kept the faith; henceforth is" etc (the whole verse). These last directions he gave me this morning.
I saw him often during the day, he always recognized me and said, "How are you, Chaplain?" There was a heavenly smile on his countenance to the last and I don't think he suffered any pain to the last. His death was a calm and peaceful one and he retained his faculties to the last breath.

He was admitted to Ward 2 of this hospital on the 9th day of May last direct from Newberne, North Carolina. He was then suffering from the "Chronic Diarrhoea." Of this he was almost cured. He got well enough to walk around to come to my quarters and sit and read and talk. I early found out he was a pious man and kept him well supplied with religious reading. He dearly loved our Sunday sermons in his ward and the last sermon he ever heard was last Lord's Day, when I preached from the text, "Behold the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sins of the world," and he enjoyed the service very much as he told me.
But about 3 weeks ago he began to cough and grow thin and pale and it was evident that he had the Consumption, what I should call the galloping consumption.
Now he is at rest, God has taken him to Himself and that must comfort you. May God comfort and support you and yours under this bereavement is the prayer of
Yours very Truly
Rev. Dr. Camp, Chaplain, U. S. A.

Russell RILEY, brother of Earl LeRoy RILEY who was killed in an automobile accident three miles south of Rochester Wednesday evening, arrived in this city Saturday from Casper, Wyoming to take charge of his brother's body which will be shipped to Birmingham, Alabama for burial. The widow, Mrs. Clara RILEY, who wired Thursday morning that she would come to Rochester for the body, later sent word that she would not make the trip. The wife, two children and his father, A. A. RILEY, live at Birmingham.
Oran "Pat" DAY, of Huntington, who is confined to the Woodlawn hospital with serious injuries received in the same accident, was reported improved today.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Reformed church north of Kewanna for Ernest L. OVERMYER, 36, who died at his home near Bruce Lake Tuesday morning. Death was due to congestion of the brain which followed an attack of the flu. Mr. Overmyer was sick but three weeks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. OVERMYER of Bruce Lake who survives him as does his wife, one son, Laphon [OVERMYER], a brother Ira [OVERMYER], a sister, Mrs. Ira CLARK, two half-sisters, Mrs. Lettie HUNNESHAGEN and Mrs. Frank HUEY and one half-brother, Dan OVERMYER of Tippecanoe.

Funeral services for Francis MILLER, of Kendallville, Ind., who died Friday at the home of relatives near Fletcher's Lake, were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton. Burial was made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, December 6, 1926

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Matilda CLEMANS, age 80, wife of Harlan J. CLEMANS, which occurred on December 3rd at Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were held Monday and burial was made in Lima.

Tuesday, December 7, 1926

Isaac E. HENDRICKSON, aged 71, was found dead Tuesday morning shortly after 5 o'clock in the bathroom of his home in Kewanna, by his wife. The deceased had been suffering from heart trouble for the past year.

Mr. Hendrickson with his family for several years [were] residents in this city where he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business. Later he moved to Kewanna where he followed his profession until ill health forced his retirement.
Isaac E., son of C. and Caroline HENDRICKSON, was born on a farm near Grass Creek, in the year of 1855. The deceased had spent his entire life in this county and was quite active in the political and civic welfare of the communities in which he resided. Mr. Hendrickson was a member of the Masonic lodge having joined the Kewanna chapter many years ago.
Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by three sons, Floyd [HENDRICKSON] of Villageville, Ga., Harold [HENDRICKSON] and Arthur [HENDRICKSON] of Logansport, and one brother, George HENDRICKSON of Grass Creek.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue went to press. It was stated however, that burial would be in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Wednesday, December 8, 1926

[no obits]

Thursday, December 9, 1926

Clarence PONTIUS, aged 57, a Henry Township farmer, ended his life by hanging this morning in the barn on his farm which is located about two miles south and a quarter of a mile west of Akron. The gruesome discovery was made by his adopted daughter, Miss Grace [PONTIUS], a few minutes after the deed was committed.
Temporary insanity, from brooding over financial difficulties, is believed to be the cause of the rash act.
Pontius who resides on the farm of his deceased father, Nathan PONTIUS, was a widower, his wife having died about five years ago. At ten o'clock Pontious left the residence to bring in some wood for his daughter, Grace, 22 years of age, who kept house for her father since the mother's death. After some time had elapsed Grace instigated a search for her father and found his lifeless body dangling at the end of a rope which was fastened to the rafters in the loft of the barn.
Pontius had used a section of his hay-fork rope to commit the deed, fastening one end to the heavy beams of the roofing. The death leap was made off the top of the granary. His feet had a six foot clearnce from the barn floor. The body was still warm when cut down by Hugh MILLER and Charles BRIDEGROOM, neighbors, who were summoned by the daughter. Had the suicide desired to change his intentions he could have easily done so by stepping onto a platform which was only a couple of feet distant from his body.
Besides the adopted daughter, Pontius leaves a step-son, James WILKINSON, of Marion, Ind., and a brother, Friendly [PONTIUS], at Daytona, Fla.
Coroner C. B. HIATT of Kewanna was called to the scene of death but as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press he had not returned his verdict.

Friday, December 10, 1926

Carl WELTER, former Argos boy, met death Sunday in Douglas, Ariz., his body being mangled by a freight train. Such, in brief, is the sad story learned from messages received first by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. WELTER, now of Ft. Wayne, and later by Undertaker Grossman of Argos.

This body is expected to arrive in Argos Saturday afternoon at 1:22, and funeral will be held in the M. E. church Sunday.

Mrs. Mary ZARTMAN has received word of the death of her sister-in-law Mrs. John BROKAW, 80, which occurred Tuesday at her home at Balson Lake, Wisconsin. Mr. Brokaw died last July. Mr. and Mrs. Brokaw were both former residents of Fulton County having moved to Wisconsin 60 years ago.

Saturday, December 11, 1926

[no obits]

Monday, December 13, 1926

Mrs. Ray [D.] JONES, 24, died at her home one mile south of Tiosa Saturday morning after an illness of three weeks caused by spinal meningitis.
The deceased [Mildred F. EASH] was born on a farm near Tiosa May 5, 1902 and was the daughter of Frank and Emma EASH. She was educated in the Tiosa school and graduated from the Richland Center high school with the class of 1919. She then attended North Manchester college and taught for one year at the school in Richland Township known as Dead Man's College. Her marriage occurred on April 24, 1920.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by a daughter, Sarah Jean [JONES], two sons, Gerald [JONES] and Walden [JONES] and a brother Edward [EASH].
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the Tiosa Lutheran church of which church she was a member. Rev. Paul MADER was in charge. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery.

Funeral services for Casper MERLEY, 86, life-long resident of Henry township, was held Sunday afternoon from the Pleasant Hill church. Burial was made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Merley died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY. Death was due to infirmities of old age.

"I'm tired of life. Goodbye Mother." And with these words of a lengthy farewell message hurriedly scrawled, Clinton BERGER, 24, of rural route No. 5, South Bend until two years ago a resident of Bruce Lake neighborhood, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis BERGER, shot himself to death, Saturday morning, as he sat alone in his car near a deserted road that winds along the St. Joseph river near Riverside cemetery.
Harry STACHOWSKI, 1336 N. Olive street, South Bend, rabbit hunter wandering along the banks of the cold swirling stream, found the body. Berger's lifeless form was in the driver's seat of the Ford coupe, which he had driven to the scene of his death.
The identification card had been removed from the container, apparently by the youth, and placed on the windshield so that he might be identified when his body was found.
Police officers hurried to the scene and Coroner C. B. CRUMPACKER was called shortly after the noon hour. The body was still warm, and so was the watch that ticked in Berger's coat pocket while life ebbed away.
Berger had shot himself through the head with a 50 gauge shot gun.
His note of farewell addressed, "Dear Mother," was all that he left behind beside his body, where he had placed them, apparently, before he killed himself.

In his last message, he asked the forgiveness of his mother and boy companions, and said he hoped to meet his mother in the next world. He added that his act involved no woman, but that he was simply tired of life.
Berger also gave detailed instructions as to his burial. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and a brother. Burial was made this morning.

Mrs. Francis BERRIER, and son, Dee [BERRIER], and Mr. and Mrs. Earl NAFE attended the funeral in South Bend today of Mrs. Charles BAILEY who had often visited with them. Mrs. Bailey died at her home in South Bend Saturday morning after a six months illness due to complications. She is survived by her husband, a son, Charles [BAILEY] former sheriff of St. Joseph County, two sisters and a brother. Burial was made in Riverview cemetery.

Tuesday, December 14, 1926

Mrs. Ernest CLIFFORD, who was formerly Miss Nellie O'BLENIS of this city, died at her home in Washington, D. C., Monday night at nine o'clock after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. She formerly lived here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O'BLENIS, was employed at Woodlawn Hospital and went several years ago to Washington, where she was employed and later met her future husband.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Blenis left Tuesday morning for Washington, but no word was left as to funeral arrangements but it was understood that the funeral and burial would be held in the East.
Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Dan [O'BLENIS] and a number of relatives who reside in Rochester.

Wednesday, December 15, 1926

Sol KEEL received a telegram Tuesday afternoon telling of the death Tuesday of his cousin Guy KEEL, formerly of this city but now of Denver, Colo.
Mr. Keel, who operated a meat market and grocery store, had his finger cut off two weeks ago, while grinding meat with an electric grinder. Later blood poison developed which caused his death.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Pearl MOSS, three sons, Rex [KEEL] and Glen [KEEL] of Indianapolis who operated the Keel-Arts Company and Robert [KEEL] at home. One brother, William KEEL, of near Argos, one half-sister, Mrs. Wm. BOGGES and one half-brother, Walter TRUE.
He was a nephew of Mrs. Susie BOLLES and Frank STEFFY of this city. His parents preceded him in death several years ago.
Mr. Keel was also a step-son of Mel TRUE.

Thursday, December 16, 1926

George BLACK today received a telegram from E. E. JACKSON of Miami, Florida, telling of the death of his wife which occurred Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. The body probably will be shipped to this city for burial. Little is known here of the life of Mrs. Jackson except that she was born near Kewanna and lived in this county until ten years ago when she went to Florida with her husband to make her home.

Mr. Jackson has two brothers, Mart [JACKSON] and Charles [JACKSON], and a sister, Mrs. Lou METZGER who lives in this county.

Friday, December 17, 1926

William HUDSON, 40, committed suicide shortly before noon Friday at his farm home one-half mile east of Grass Creek by slashing his throat with a penknife. Ill health and worry over financial difficulties is believed to be the cause of his taking his life.
Hudson has been working in Chicago as a carpenter. He returned to his home near Grass Creek at 6:30 last night to spend the Christmas holidays with his family. At the supper table Hudson talked incoherently and spoke of killing himself.
Thinking that Hudson had recovered his mental poise this morning Edward HILL, his brother-in-law who made his home with them went to a neighbor's west of Grass Creek to assist in shucking corn.
Hill had been gone from the house but a very short time when Hudson told his wife he was going to end it all. Procuring a shotgun from an upstairs room he attempted to shoot himself and found there was no shells in the gun. Then he made a futile search for ammunition.
Now thoroughly angered Hudson rushed upstairs closely pursued by his wife who had been pleading with him not to desert her and their children. Disregarding his wife's entreaties when he had reached the head of the stairs Hudson pulled his penknife from his pocket and started to slash his breast as though attempting to remove his heart.
His wife fought with him and succeeded once in wrestling the knife from his hands where it spun over the floor, Mrs. Hudson falling on it. Then began a mortal struggle which finally ended when Hudson by twisting the knife with his wife's right arm until she was forced to turn from pain, picked up the knife with his left hand while still holding her and slashed his throat from ear to ear severing the jugular vein.
As soon as she could free herself from her husband's grip Mrs. Hudson rushed into the road where her screams attracted a passing motorist who stopped and after an explanation he rushed into the house but was too late to prevent the suicide. Mr. Hudson's death according to Dr. SAUNDERS of Grass Creek who was called must have been instantaneous. The deceased made a very gruesome sight with blood covering his clothes and face.
Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife, two sons aged nine and two, his mother and a brother both of Peru. Funeral arrangements have not been made. The Hudsons have lived near Grass Creek for four years moving there from Peru. Little information could be obtained as to his life.

Mishawaka, Ind, Dec. 17. -- Howard R. SWINEHART, 26, died at 9:15 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his sister and brother, Mrs. A. F. Reynolds and Clayton Swinehart, 1104 S. Michigan street, after a year's illness.
He was born in Tiosa, March 1, 1900, and came to South Bend 22 years ago. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Horace [SWINEHART], Charles [SWINEHART] and Clayton SWINEHART, Mrs. A. F. REYNOLDS, Mrs. Milton LEISTER and Mrs. Lawrence HALL, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the residence, 1104 S. Michigan street, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Elmer Ward COLE will officiate and burial will be in the Highland cemetery.

John LEITER, 70, a life long resident of Union township died shortly after midnight Thursday at his home in Kewanna after an illness for the past two years caused by inflamation of the bowls. The deceased had been bedfast for only two days.
Mr. Leiter was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John LEITER and was born on a farm near Leiters Ford. After growing to manhood Mr. Leiter moved to Kewanna where he became the owner of the elevator which he continued to operate until five years ago.
Mr. Leiter is survived by his wife who was Miss Alice CLELAND, two daughters, Mrs. William McNITT and Mrs. Hugh COOK of Chicago and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret BENNETT of Kewanna, and Mrs. William BIDDINGER of near Tiosa.
The deceased was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. E. E. JACKSON, 60, who died in Miami, Florida, Wednesday, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman SMITH of Kewanna, now deceased. Her Christian name was Mildred [SMITH]. Mrs. Jackson lived in Kewanna practically al of her life with the exception of short periods in Florida, Logansport, Rochester and Miami, Florida. She was married 23 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Gwendolyn [JACKSON] of Miami, Florida, and a sister, Mrs. Ada TROUTMAN of Kewanna. The body will be returned to Kewanna for burial.

Saturday, December 18, 1926

William HUDSON, 42, of Grass Creek who committed suicide Friday shortly before noon when he severed his jugular vein with a pocketknife after a long struggle with his wife, made 28 jabs at his heart with the knife in an attempt to kill himself. These facts were learned at an inquest held Friday afternoon by Coroner C. B. HIATT, of Kewanna.
Hudson for several years was the foreman of the Vandalia railroad roundhouse in Logansport. Prior to that time he had been a resident of Peru where his mother and brother now reside. He is also survived by his wife and two sons, a brother who lives in Danville, Ill. Hudson has lived near Grass Creek for the past four years working as a carpenter in Chicago during the winter.

Word has been received here of the death of John R. WALLACE, brother of the late Robert WALLACE of Rochester. Mr. Wallace fell down the stairway of his home in Evanston, Ill., on Nov. 28th, and was taken to a hospital in that suburb of Chicago and there he gradually became weaker until he died.
He was a physician and had practiced in Chicago for thirty-five years. He was well known in Rochester where he had often visited when his relatives lived. He lived in Rochester when a boy and will be remembered by many.

Monday, December 20, 1926

Charles Nelson DOWNS, 69, died at the Fulton County Infirmary Saturday afternoon after a two weeks illness caused by an abcess of the liver. The deceased who was better known as "Rock Island" [DOWNS], had been blind for ten years.
Mr. Downs was born in Jennings county, September 25, 1857 and moved to this county with his parents, Geo. and Ann DOWNS when a small boy. He had been employed as a common laborer until his eyesight failed him.

Mr. Downs is survived by his brother, Frank [DOWNS], who lives near Bruce Lake, two sons, Elmer [DOWNS] of Elkhart, and Ed [DOWNS] of Missouri and three daughters, Mrs. Anson DAVIS of this city, Mrs. Rex DUNN and Mrs. George CLAY of Peru. Mrs. [Mary A.] DOWNS died several years ago.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home of Mrs. Davis with Rev. James NIVAN in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Taylor JEFFERIES, who lives southeast of the city, has been informed of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mel SPENCER, age 63, which occurred Sunday morning at her home in Mishawaka. Death was due to paralysis. She is survived by one son, Harley L. SPENCER, and one daughter, Mrs. Delsie ELLESSEN, both of Mishawaka. Mrs. Spencer [Eliza E. JEFFERIES] is a former resident of the Talma community.

Marion F. FOY, an engineer on the Nickle Plate R.R. and a brother of Bert Foy of this city, passed away at his home in Indianapolis Saturday night at 11:25. Death resulted from heart trouble. Mr. Foy arrived home Saturday evening at 10:30 apparently in his usual good health.
Marion Foy was born in Peru in March, 1873. For 26 years he has been in active service on the L. E. & W. and Nickle Plate railroad between Indianapolis and LaPorte. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner of the Mizpah Shrine of his home city.
Mr. Foy is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Frank FULTZ of Indianapolis, three sons, Edward [FOY] of Peru, and Irvin [FOY] and Joe [FOY], at home, two sisters, Mrs. C. T. BENNET and Mrs. William GUILLAUME, of Peru and two brothers, Lemuel [FOY] of Peru and Bert [FOY] of this city.
The funeral will be in charge of the Mizpah Shrine and will be held in Indianapolis at 8 p.m. tonight. The body will then be taken to Peru to the home of his son, Edward, on West 10th street where services will be conducted by Rev. PRENTICE of Indianapolis, at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday p.m. at 2:30. Burial will be made at Woodlawn cemetery in Peru.

Tuesday, December 21, 1926

Verne PLOUGHE of Peru received word Monday morning of the death of his father, James B. PLOUGHE which occurred at Newcastle, Ind., where he has been living with a daughter. Mr. Ploughe for many years was a resident of this city. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at Kempton.

Funeral services for William HUDSON of Grass Creek who committed suicide Saturday morning were held from the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek Monday afternoon with the Rev. R. D. SCHULTZ of the Church of God in charge. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Logansport. Hudson committed suicide by cutting his throat with a penknife after he had made 28 unsuccessful attempts to pierce his heart.

Samuel J. BARGER age 79, and a resident of Union Township for forty years, died shortly after noon Tuesday at his home two and one-half miles northeast of Kewanna, death being due to heart trouble. He had been in poor health for several months but his condition had only been serious since Sunday. He was born in Ohio on August 27th, 1847 and moved with his parents, near Leiters Ford when a young man.

He was a life long member of the Methodist church and a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge for over 50 years.
The deceased is survived by three sons Guy BARGER, of Rochester, William BARGER at home and Edwin BARGER, of Chicago, and three daughters, Mrs. Earl GRAFFIS of near Kewanna, Mrs. George TROUTMAN, of Mishawaka and Miss Mary [BARGER] at home. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

After an illness which extended over a period of two years, Albert MILLER, 55, died at his residence five miles southwest of Fulton at 2:30 Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a dropsical condition and chronic heart trouble.
The deceased followed the occupation of farming for the past several years. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Fulton and well known to the residents of Liberty township. Besides the widow, the deceased leaves two daughters, at home, and one son. He is also survived by three brothers and four sisters. Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue went to press.

Wednesday, December 22, 1926

Following an illness of two years with heart trouble and dropsy, Gilbert M. DAVISON, aged 68, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 at his home two and one-half miles northeast of the city. Mr. Davison was born in Ohio July 14th, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John DAVISON and moved to the farm where he died, a year ago from Howard county.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Estey [DAVISON] of Russiaville, Ind., and two daughters, Mrs. Elsie GRAHAM of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Edna JONES of Russiaville. Three brothers, William [DAVISON] of Shelby county, Thomas [DAVISON] of Ohio and Shelly [DAVISON] of Falmouth, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. May BAILEY of Chesaning, Michigan, also survives.
Private funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Friday morning at the home with Rev. S. WELLS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, December 23, 1926

Funeral services for the late Albert MILLER will be held at the Miller farm home near Macy Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Elsie RICE, age 65, died at two o'clock Thursday morning at her home in East Rochester, death being due to complications. She had been in poor health for several months and had been bedfast for the past five weeks.
She [Elsie HOLLOWAY] was born in Kosciusko Co., on September 20th, 1861 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James HOLLOWAY and had spent all her life in Kosciusko and Fulton counties. She was a member of the Christian church.
The deceased is survived by her husband, William RICE, three sons, Merley DAWSON, of Rochester, Harley DAWSON of Argos, and Granville DAWSON, of Claypool, one sister, Mrs. Hiram MORGAN, north of the city, and three brothers, George HOLLOWAY of Rochester, Henry HOLLOWAY, of Burket and David HOLLOWAY of Mentone
Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Nichols church, 10 miles northeast of Rochester, and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery. The cortege will leave the Rice home at ten o'clock, and Rev. Roy GARNER will be in charge of the service.

Friday, December 24, 1926

James R. FINNEY, 51, former town marshal of Argos who will be remembered by many Rochester motorists, died suddenly at Niles, Michigan, on Thursday morning, relatives in this city have been advised. Finney who was a very large man was late in starting to his work at the Kawneer factory. In an effort to make up the lost time he ran about a mile to the factory. After commencing his work Finney complained of being ill to fellow employees. A short time later he sank to the floor dead. Death it was determined was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Finney is survived by two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. William RICE will be held from the Nichols chapel east of this city at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Roy GARNER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Saturday, December 25, 1926

[no paper - holiday]

Monday, December 27, 1926

Miss Clementine SOWERS, age 80 years, died Sunday evening at 10 o'clock at the home of her brother, Winfield SOWERS, 1317 South Elm street this city. Death resulted from dropsy, the deceased having been seriously ill for the past two months.
Clementine, daughter of William and Mary SOWERS, was born on a farm near Gilead, Ind., on Sept. 19th, 1846. For many years she practiced her profession as a nurse in the vicinity of her birth, and about two years ago retired and moved from her home in Chili to this city, where she has since resided with her brother. The deceased was a member of the First Baptist church at Chili.
There are no immediate relatives other than her brother, Winfield, four sisters and two brothers having preceded her in death. Short services will be held at the Sowers home at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon. The cortege will then leave for Chili, where services will be conducted by Rev. C. S. DAVISSON at the Baptist church. Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

Mishawaka, Ind., Dec. 27. -- Theodore O'BLENIS, a resident of Mishawaka for the past 17 years, died Thursday evening at his home, 204 E. Broadway, following an illness for the past five years with paralysis.
Mr. O'Blenis, who was a retired farmer, was born in Richland Center, Fulton county, Indiana, and was 67 years old. He came to Mishawaka from Edwardsburg, Mich., 17 years ago.
He was married in 1881 at Tiosa, Ind., to Mary Ellen BRUNN, who survives, together with two sons, Nerr Q. O'BLENIS of South Bend, four daughters, Mrs. Gail LEE and Mrs. Era SHANK, of Muskegon, Michigan, Mrs. Freda BOSWELL of South Bend and Mrs. Hildred WEAVER of Detroit, one brother, Elijah O'BLENIS, Thompsonville, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Lily PACKER, of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held from the home at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. A. O. REDACRE, pastor of the First Christian Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the city cemetery. The Mount Tabor, Ancient Order of Gleaners was in charge of the services.

Mrs. Etta DIXON, 817 S. Jackson St., Mishawaka, died at Healthwin hospital at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, following a two years illness.
The deceased was born in Fulton county, Ind., March 18, 1873, being 53 years old at the time of her death. She came to Mishawaka from Plymouth, Ind., 12 years ago.
She is survived by the following children, all of a former marriage: Orvall NULL, of Plymouth, Arley [NULL] of South Bend, Charles [NULL] of Detroit, and Paul [NULL] of Lansing.
The body may be viewed at the L. M. Orvis funeral home Monday afternoon and evening, after which it will be taken to Plymouth. Funeral services will be held in Plymouth at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Plymouth cemetery.

M. L. PATTERSON, of Akron, received word Sunday of the death of his son, Charles W. PATTERSON, 53, which occurred Sunday morning at his home in Amarillo, Texas following an illness of a weeks duration. Mr. Patterson, who was assistant manager of a hotel in Amarillo, was born near Gilead on June 13th, 1873 and lived all his life, with the exception of the past 19 years spent in Texas, in the Akron community. His wife was formerly Miss Addie SIBERT of Akron.
Besides the father and a half-sister, Mrs. Roy JONES, of Rochester, he is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Chloe ROE, of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Pauline KENYON, Miss Deborah [PATTERSON], Miss Frances [PATTERSON] and one son, Herbert [PATTERSON], all of Amarillo.
Funeral services will be held at Amarillo and burial will also be made there. M. L. Patterson, of Akron, and Roy JONES of this city, left Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral.

Tuesday, December 28, 1926

David KALEY, aged 65 years, for many years a farmer in the vicinity of Delong, passed away at the Northern Indiana hospital at Logansport, Monday afternoon, death resulting from complications inherent with advanced years. The deceased had been confined in the Logansport hospital for the past four or five years.
He leaves two sons: Jake KALEY, of near Delong, Clarence KALEY of Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. Mae MARTIN of Detrot, and Mrs. ROBERTSON of Huntington, Ind. His wife preceded him in death about five years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later issue of this paper.

Plymouth, Ind., Dec. 28. -- Julius A. CLEMANS, died at the Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Monday, where he was taken last week in the Easterday ambulance, when his condition became critical and it was decided necessary to have an operation.
Clemans was a blacksmith of Hibbard and had been actively engaged until about a month ago, although he had suffered more or less for the past two years.
He was 75 years old and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lydia [CLEMANS], and six children, Marion [CLEMANS], of Hibbard; Ross [CLEMANS], at home; Mrs. Grace SCHREFFER, of Illinois, and Mrs. Mellie ROCKWELL, of Hibbard. Another daughter, Lena [CLEMANS], died several years ago.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at Hibbard with burial in the Burr Oak cemetery.

Wednesday, December 29, 1926

Word reached this city late Tuesday evening from Monterey aprising Rochester citizens of the sudden death of former County Superintendent, T. F. BERRY, who was employed as Superintendent of the Monterey schools. Death resulted at 7 o'clock following a stroke of apoplexy, he was suffering at the Berry residence at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Mr. Berry was exceptionally well known throughout Fulton county and the northern part of the state, having served in the capacity of county superintendent of schools in Fulton county from 1916 to 1924. The deceased was also engaged in educational work at Shelbyville, Roann, South Bend, Monroeville, Noblesville, Peru and Milford, coming from the latter city to this county where he was soon appointed to the superintendency of schools.
Mr. Berry was a graduate of the Indiana state normal and Indiana university and also took additional work at Chicago and Leland Stanford universities. He was quite active in local lodge circes beng a member of the Masonic, I.O.O.F. and K. of P. Orders. Several years ago he united with the Methodist church of this city and was a prominent worker in that organization.
Thomas Franklin [BERRY], son of Thomas Jefferson and Margaret BERRY, was born on a farm near Wabash, April 25, 1870. In the year of 1897 he was united in marriage to Miss Fay SPOTTS at Roann. To this union one daughter was born, who survives with the widow. Besides the immediate family the deceased leaves the following brothers and sisters, Miss Lillian Gay BERRY of Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Frederick KASSEBAUM of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Sanford JACOBS of Gary, Mrs. Colonel MILLER, of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Katie LATCHEN of Sioux City, Iowa, Judge Burford BERRY of Fowler, Clarence BERRY of Peru and John BERRY of Montana.
The funeral will be held in this city Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Complete information concerning the place of services and officiating pastor will be given in Thursday's issue.

Funeral services for the late David KALEY were held Wednesday morning at Delong and burial was made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Thursday, December 30, 1926

Fulton, Ind., Dec. 30. -- Mrs. John W. HANSON, 78, pioneer resident of this city, died Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock at her home here. The cause of death was given as cancer.
Deceased is survived by her two sons, John [HANSON] and William [HANSON] of Peru, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude CHAPIN, of Peru, and a brother, T. B. LOUDERBACK. In addition, there are several grandchildren and other relatives residing in Fulton.
Mrs. Hanson was a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star lodges and of the Baptist church. She was the widow of John Hanson, who died here about ten years ago.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the Baptist church at 2 o'clock.

When Mrs. Cyrus MORNINGSTAR returned to her home Wednesday evening on West 6th street after a few moments shopping trip, she at once started preparing the evening meal and calling to her husband whom she believed was sitting in the unlighted living room received no reply, not unduly alarmed, she entered the living room and upon switching on the lights found the prostrate form of Mr. Morningstar lying on the floor. Physicians were at once summoned but death claimed its victim before their arrival. Death, which resulted in a few moments after 6 o'clock, was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Morningstar had been complaining of a slight pain in the

region of his heart for the past four or five weeks, but after a thorough examination made last week the physician stated his condition was not alarming.
For many years the deceased was employed by the Beyer Bros. Co serving in the capacity of branch manager at Goshen, Indiana, from which city he moved with his family to Rochester about sixteen years ago. Later, he was employed by Armour & Co. in the same line of work, retiring from actual business duties about four years ago.
Cyrus, son of Mr. and Mrs. George MORNINGSTAR, was born at Middleton, Ohio, on Nov. 12th, 1853. In the year of 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. PHILLIPS to which union two daughters were born, Mrs. Allen BASSET of Monticello, and Mrs. W. S NUSBAUM of Milwaukee, who survive with the widow. The deceased leaves two half-brothers, Ora MORNINGSTAR, famous billiardist of San Diego, Calif., and Frank [MORNINGSTAR] who resides in Montana. Mr. Morningstar united with the Methodist church at the age of 19 years.
A private funeral will be held at the Morningstar residence, the definite time not being made until word from the distant relatives have been received. A niece, Mrs. R. J. JONES of Kalamazoo, Mich., was expected to arrive in this city today.

Peru, Ind., Dec. 30. -- Alexander R. HATHAWAY, aged seventy-six years, former contractor, died at his home, 272 West Main street at two o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness of four weeks with kidney trouble.
The deceased was a native of Ohio, and was born April 2, 1850. He was united in marriage April 23, 1879 in Ohio to Sarah J. LEGGE, who with one daughter and two brothers survives. The daughter is Miss Lulu May HATHAWAY of Indianapolis, and the brothers are George HATHAWAY of Rochester and Herman HATHAWAY of Coatesville, Ind. Mr. Hathaway was a member of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The Rev. A. H. BACKUS will have charge of the services and the interment will be in Mount Hope.

The funeral of the late Thos. F. BERRY will be held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. H. CROWDER having charge of the services. The body will lie in state at the church Friday morning from 10 until two o'clock in the afternoon.
[NOTE: Thomas F. BERRY, 1870-1926, buried in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester, I.O.O.F.]

Friday, December 31, 1926

The funeral of the late Thomas F. BERRY, former Fulton County School Superintendent, was held this afternoon at the Methodist Church. A large number of friends and relatives paid their last respects to the former school official. Rev. R. H. CROWDER preached the sermon while a short talk was given by Prof. Louis HILDEBRANDT of Culver Military Academy, professor of Spanish there and long a friend of the Berry family. Out of town relatives at the funeral included Judge B. B. BERRY and wife of Fowler, Prof. Lillian Gay BERRY of Indiana University and Clarence of Peru, Ind.