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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1928

 

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538

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The News-Sentinel

1928

Tuesday, January 3, 1928

Timothy SPAIN, 42, of Chicago, well known in Rochester, and the husband of Mrs. Annabel BELDING SPAIN, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at four o'clock in their apartment in Chicago after a day's slight illness. Death came as the result of cold on the lungs which affected his heart.
Mr. and Mrs. Spain had been down town in Chicago Friday evening and on the way home his car stopped. In cranking the machine he became very warm and then suffered a chill which resulted in a cold. He was around his room on Saturday and after returning from a nearby store that afternoon complained that his lungs seemed to be affected and asked for aid. Before Mrs. Spain could get any assistance he died. Physicians said he had not suffered from heart trouble before and that the congestion of the lungs evidently caused his death. The Spains had spent Christmas here with Mr. and Mrs. Frank MARSH, and had taken Richard BELDING back to Chicago with them. They expected to return here for New Years.
Mr. Spain was vice president of the Mechanics Union in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, his father, step-mother, the latter two of Milwaukee, five sisters and a brother. The funeral was held this morning at nine o'clock at a Catholic Church with burial in Chicago.
Frank MARSH went to Chicago Sunday and has returned. Harry LACKEY of Plymouth and Roy LACKEY of Detroit, brothers of Mrs. Spain are with her.

Wednesday, January 4, 1928

Betty Louise [BRUBAKER], the 11 week old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy BRUBAKER who reside two and one-half miles northeast of this city, passed away at 12:30 Wednesday morning, death resulting from a growth on the throat which the infant had suffered since birth.
Betty Louise was born on Oct. 19, 1927 and besides her parents leaves two brothers, Deverne [BRUBAKER] and Kenneth [BRUBAKER[, two sisters, Marjorie [BRUBAKER] and Wilma Jean [BRUBAKER]. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Evangelical church with the Rev. ANDERSON officiating. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Word has been received by friends in Rochester from Mr. and Mrs. Gordon HARANDEN, of Huntington, of the death of Mr. Haranden's father, C. C. HARANDEN, which occurred recently at his home in Chicago. Death was due to pneumonia. The deceased visited in this city several times when his son and family were residents of this city.

Thursday, January 5, 1928

Word reached Rochester relatives today from Elkhart of the death of Erasmus GLICK, aged 73, of this city, which occurred in an Elkhart hospital early Thursday morning. Mr. Glick who resides at 217 West 5th street, had been in ill health for several weeks and on last Sunday was removed to the home of his step-son, Willis JACKSON of Elkhart. The deceased underwent a major operation at the hospital Tuesday and gradually grew worse until death ensued.
Mr. Glick who was a retired farmer, for several years was engaged as janitor of the Whitmer gymnasium. The deceased was also a member of the Methodist church and an active worker in that organization. Besides his wife he leaves several children, the names of whom could not be obtained until the family arrives in Rochester. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. The body will arrive in this city Friday.

Pierce PONTIUS, aged 77, well known farmer of the Wagoner Station neighborhood, passed away at his home at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Pontius, who was apparently in his usual good health, suffered an attack of heart trouble Wednesday evening, which a few hours later proved fatal, his death coming as a several shock to his family and many friends.
Pierce, son of Samuel and Rachel PONTIUS, was born in Henry Township on Jan. 11, 1851. When still a young man he was united in marriage to Lydia BOOKS and to this union two sons survive. For 20 years the deceased wss engaged as a railroader on the Lake Erie division, part of which time was served in the capacity of assistant roadmaster. During his employment on the railroad Mr. Pontius resided in Michigan City and later, at Peru. After leaving the railroad he engaged in farming activities on his own farm near Wagoners.
Mr. Pontius is survived by his widow, two sons, George PONTIUS, of Peru, conductor on the Nickle Plate railroad, Harry PONTIUS, of Buffalo, N. Y., and two brothers, Dallas [PONTIUS], of Hammond, and Tully [PONTIUS], of this city.
Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.

Friday, January 6, 1928

William Alexander KIME, age 68, prominent resident of Mexico, Ind., died at 4:30 Thursday afternoon following an illness of six weeks with cancer. The deceased was born in Cass County on June 19th, 1850 the son of Henry and Mercy Jane KIME. For the past nine years Mr. Kime and his famly have lived in Mexico where he was connected with a hardware store, having moved there from Union Township in Miami County.
Surviving ar the widow, Mrs. Rebecca KIME; two daughters, Mrs. Walter RABER, of Deedsville, Mrs. Earl STALEY, of Rochester, and a brother, Ed KIME, of Twelve Mile. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mexico church of Brethren, of which he was a member, with the Rev. John APPLEMAN, of Plymouth, in charge. Burial will be made at the Greenlawn cemetery in Mexico.

Funeral services for the late Erasmus GLICK who died in a hospital in Elkhart Thursday morning will be held from the Rochester Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Pierce PONTIUS, of near Wagoner's Station, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian Church in Macy. Burial will be made in the Macy cemetery.

Saturday, January 7, 1928

[no obits]

Monday, January 9, 1928

Fred HETZNER, aged 45, for many years a resident of Rochester, passed away at his home 3431 Monroe St., Toleco, Ohio, at 3 o'clock Sunday morning, following several weeks' illness from influenza. Mr. Hetzner had resided in Toledo for about a year moving to that city from Rochester.
Fred, son of Michael and Rebecca HETZNER, was born in Rochester on Nov. 24th, 1882. About 20 years ago [July 14, 1906] Mr. Hetzner was united in marriage to Minnie JOY, of this city and to this union one daughter was born. For many years the deceased was employed in this city at his trade of cigar-maker. Later he moved to Texas where he was engaged in the insurance business. From Texas he returned to Indiana where he sold insurance at Ft. Wayne and Rochester. The deceased was a member of the local order of Eagles and Odd Fellows.
Besides the widow and daughter, Miss Marion MILLS of Toldeo, the following brothers and sisters survive: Dave [HETZNER] and Ed HETZNER, of Ft. Wayne, Harry HETZNER, San Mateos, Texas, Frank [HETZNER] of Denver, Ind.; Mrs. Mary SCOTT, and Mrs. Emma BAUMBARGER, of Elkhart, Mrs. Frank DAVISSON and Mrs. Loy ROSS, of this city.
The body will arrive in Rochester at 2:30 Monday afternoon where it will be taken to the home of Mrs. Loy Ross.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Ross home with Rev. ANDERSON, pastor of the Evangelical church, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Akron residents have been informed of the death of Miss Ruth WALTON, 16 years old and the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha WALTON, of Indianapolis, which occurred at her home in that city Sunday morning at four o'clock. Death was due to Endo-carditis from which she had suffered since last June.
Miss Walton formerly lived with her parents in Akron and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. SHESLER, of Akron, the latterhaving been at her grandchild's bedside for the past ten days.
Funeral services will be held at the Walton home in Indianapolis on Tuesday and burial will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery there.

Frank E. HANSON, aged 70, a retired cabinet maker and former resident of this county, will be buried at Peru Tuesday afternoon after services from the Evangelical church. Mr. Hanson died Friday afternoon at his home in Peru following an illness of 12 weeks duration due to Brights disease and heart trouble. A widow and seven children survive among them Mrs. Blanche CUMBERLAND of Akron.

Tuesday, January 10, 1928

Word was received in Rochester today of the death of three persons well known in this community which occurred recently. They were Denton L. GASKILL, Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. Walter POSTON, Niles, Mich., and Harold GRAY, Tulsa, Okla.
Denton L. GASKILL, former well known citizen of Rochester, died at his home in Long Beach, Cal., on Tuesday, January 3rd, word just received here of his demise. Death came as the result of complications, he having been ill for some time. He was 65 years of age.
Mr. Gaskill was at one time a well known contractor in this city and built many of the concrete walks which are used today. He was at one time a member of the city council. Twenty years ago he moved to Long Beach and has made his home there ever since, coming back to visit here every year or so. His wife died four years ago and recently he was married again, the widow surviving as do two brothers. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Following the funeral at Long Beach his body was cremated.

Word has also just reached here of the death on December 31st of Harold GRAY, 35, husband of the former Miss Edna DRAKE, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. He had been ill for eight months. Mr. Gray was connected with the Gypsy Oil Company having been with that firm since 1913. He is survived by his wife and two brothers. The funeral was held January 3rd.
Mrs. Gray is well known here being a granddaughter of Mrs. Mary DRAKE and a niece of Lon CARRUTHERS of this city.

Mrs. Walter POSTON, one time resident of this city, passed away at her home in Niles, Mich., last Sunday night after two years illness of the glands in the neck. She was about 27 years of age. When in Rochester she was employed by Howard HOOD and will be remembered by many of her friends. She was a member of the Evangelical Church. Her maiden name was Thelma OLINGER.
She is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son, a sister and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. Dayton OLINGER, of near North Manchester. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church at Niles, Mich.

Wednesday, January 11, 1928

Mrs. Lloyd STARNER, aged 23, who lived east of Plymouth, died at Woodlawn hospital Wednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock. Death was due to complications which followed the birth of a baby boy six weeks ago. The deceased had been a patient at Woodlawn for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Starner was born on a farm six miles southeast of Argos where she resided until her marriage five years ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David BURROUGHS.
Survivors are the husband, daughter, Dorothy [STARNER], son Robert Owen [STARNER], the parents and five borhters, Ora [BURROUGHS], Elgie [BURROUGHS], Ray [BURROUGHS], Ralph [BURROUGHS] and Otto [BURROUGHS]. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Mrs. Frank VanFOSSAN, aged 61 years, mother of Mrs. John SHAFFER of Lake Nyona Summer Resort, died at Lake Nyona Tuesday morning at 3:10 o'clock of complications.

Sarah Ellen [STERLING] VanFOSSAN was born in Clarion County, Penn., and was the daughter of John and Martha STERLING. At the age of nineteen years she was united in marriage to Frank VanFOSSAN of Pennsylvania and to this union four children were born. With her husband and three children she came to Indiana to live, a number of years being spent in Kokomo. One child preceded her in death seventeen years ago. She is survived by the husband, three daughters, Mrs. John SHAFFER of Lake Nyona, Mrs. Carrie KEEFING and Mrs. George MIKELS of Kokomo, and one son, Frank Van FOSSAN of Kokomo.
The funeral cortege will leave Lake Nyona Friday morning at 11 o'clock for Kokomo, and the funeral service will be held in the Kokomo Christian Church at 1:30 o'clock that afternoon. Interment at Kokomo.

Rochester friends have been informed of the death of David CALLAHAN, age 39, of Indianapolis, which occurred Monday evening at his home in that city. The cause of his death was not given in the message sent here by his wife. Mr. Callahan was a traveling salesman for the John Deere Plow Company and was well known in this city. Miss Lillian WEIRICK and L. M. LAVENGOOD will attend the funeral which will be held Thursday in Indianapolis.

Fred BOOK was born in Fremont, O., in April, 1857 and died in Mishawaka, Jan. 5, 1928. He moved to Fulton county in 1885 where he lived until eight weeks ago when he moved to Mishawaka. He leaves a wife, four daughters, two step-daughters and sixteen grandchildren.
The funeral services were conducted Saint Ann's church at Monterey and burial in the Catholic Cemetery.
Those from a distance attending the service were, Mr. and Mrs. Tony PRIMMER and son, Mrs. Carl GAGEN, Mr. Geo. GERST, all of Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. RICHARDSON and Alla LAGUIRE of Mishawaka, Mr. and Mrs. Ben BOWMAN of Star City, Miss Ethel BOWMAN of Knox and Mr. and Mrs. John FRICK and daughter Edna [FRICK] of Peru.

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owens WEAVER near Culver, Ind., was held at St. Ann's Catholic church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial at Pulaski.
Little Virginia Ruth WEAVER was only one month old and was ill only two hours, dying of pneumonia.
She leaves to mourne her death father and mother and a brother and sister.

Thursday, January 12, 1928

Mrs. Clem V. LEONARD at noon Thursday received a telephone message from Middletown, Ohio, informing her of the death of Mr. Leonard's mother, Mrs. Kate LEONARD, age 91, which occurred shortly after eleven o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. KELLY in that city. The deceased had been bedfast for the past four and a half months but her condition had not been regarded as critical. Thursday morning she was taken suddenly worse, death resulting in a few minutes from a dropsical condition of the lungs.
Mr. Leonard left for Middletown early Thursday morning to visit his mother and was unaware of her death until his arrival there. Mrs. Leonard will go to Middletown Friday to attend the funeral services which will be held on Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in Germantown, Ohio.

Friday, January 13, 1928

Henry WIESE, age 94, died at 1:30 Friday at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Grace WALDRON, 212 Main Street, following an illness of three weeks. Death was due to complications incident to old age. The deceased had only lived in Rochester for the past two months having come here from Rock Island, Ill.
Mr. Wiese was a Civil War veteran and was a member of the G.A.R. at Rock Island, Ill. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but probably will be held on Sunday and burial will be made here.

Mrs. George DUNKEL, aged 72, for many years a resident of Fulton county died very suddenly Thursday morning at her home in Chicago from heart disease, relatives here were informed late yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church here at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. James NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Dunkel [Ida HORN] was born on a farm near Fulton and was a daughter of Levi and Sarah HORN. Thirty years ago the deceased moved to Chicago, where her husband whom she married in Logansport was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad. Mrs. Dunkel was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ed BOYD of Chicago, two brothers, Sam [HORN] of near Fulton and John [HORN] of Pasadena, Cal., a sister Mrs. W. ROCKNER of Peru and two grandchildren.

Saturday, January 14, 1928

The body of Henry WIESE, who died Friday afternoon at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Grace WALDRON in this city, was shipped Saturday to his former home in Rockford, Ill., for burial.

Friends in this city received word today of the death of Mrs. U. S. LEMMERT, of Plymouth, who died in a hospital there shortly after noon Friday following an operation for goitre. The husband and four children, one of whom is Miss Mildred LEMMERT of Chicago, survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Monday, January 16, 1928

Hollis C. TUCKER, aged 70 years, 11 months, passed away Sunday at 3 o'clock a.m. at his residence at Akron following an illness of three years' duration from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years. Mr. Tucker had been a resident for the past 15 years, moving there from a farm in the vicinity of Beaver Dam.
Hollis C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace TUCKER was born on Feb. 14th, 1857 near Beaver Dam. On Dec. 20, 1875 he was united in marriage to Annetta ALEXANDER to which union six children were born. About 15 years ago his wife preceded him in death and on May 4, 1922 he was again united in wedlock to Mrs. Maude ZARTMAN, who survives. Besides the widow he leaves five sons, Oren B. [TUCKER] and Charles H. [TUCKER] of Claypool, Marion [TUCKER] of Mishawaka, Horace M. [TUCKER] of Hunterstown, Merlin E. [TUCKER] of Elkhart and one daughter, Mrs. Erma SMITH of Warsaw. Besides the immediate family the deceased leaves several step-children, 20 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the Akron Methodist church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Noah McCOY in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

Infant Estil Jane ABBOTT, 6 weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William ABBOTT of Fulton, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 13 at 4 o'clock after an illness of a short period. The little child was born on Dec. 11, 1927.
Besides the parents, four brothers and three sisters survive all of whom reside at the Abbott home. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the home and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, north of Fulton.

Tuesday, January 17, 1928

Frank RABER, aged 70, prominent retired farmer of Perrysburg, died at 9:50 Monday night at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester from injuries he received Sunday evening near Macy when an automobile in which he and his son, Dan, were riding crashed into a horse and buggy driven by Fred WHYBREW.
The accident occurred a mile and a half west of Macy in front of the Edward CHAPIN home, and was caused by the younger Raber, who was driving the car, being blinded by the bright headlights of an approaching car. Mr. Raber, the only person injured in the crash, was rushed to Woodlawn Hospital in an unconscious condition where he was found to be suffering with severe scalp wounds. The injured man failed to rally, death occurring Monday night a little more than 24 hours after the accident.
Mr. Raber had spent his entire life in the Perrysburg community, having been born on a farm near that place. He followed the occupation of a farmer until seven years ago when he moved to Perrysburg. On Christmas day Mr. Raber and his wife, who before her marriage was Rebecca FRIEND, celebrated their 50th anniversary. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
The deceased is survived by the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel KNAUFF, of Perrysburg, and seven sons, Wilbur [RABER], of Mexico, Earl [RABER], of South Bend, Guy [RABER], of Roann, Bert [RABER], of Ladysmith, Wis., Walter [RABER], Chester [RABER] and Dan [RABER], all living near Perrysburg.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but probably will be held at ten o'clock Thursday morning at the Baptist Church in Perrysburg. Burial will be made at Mexico.

Wednesday, January 18, 1928

Anthony SWIHART, aged 84, died at his home on East Rochester street, in Akron, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday morning after a two months illness due to complications incident to old age. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Akron Church of God with burial in the Nichols Cemetery. Rev. Anzy SNELL of North Manchester will be in charge of the services.
Mr. Swihart who was a veteran of the Civil War was born in Hancock County, Ohio, on December 25, 1843 and came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua SWIHART when he was 25 years of age. For many years he lived on various farms in Henry township. Mr. Swihart was a member of the church of the Brethren at Akron.
Survivors are the widow who was Mary Jane SHOEMAKER whom he married 52 years ago

at Akron and six sons, Ed [SWIHART], Roann, Elias [SWIHART], Elkhart, Frank [SWIHART], Akron, Harvey [SWIHART], Etna Graan, Alva [SWIHART], Claypool, and Charles [SWIHART], of Akron.

Mrs. Sue WORTHINGTON, aged 80, passed away at 8:30 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Flagg on East Ninth street. Death was caused by hardening of the arteries. The deceased had been ill about one year.
Sue [JORDAN], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benoi JORDAN, was born on a farm in Marshall county on April 30, 1847 Her husband, Thomas J. WORTHINGTON, whom she married in 1868 has preceded her in death. Mrs. Worthington was a member of the Methodist Church. She has made her home in this city for the past six weeks coming here from Plymouth.
Survivors are three sons, Benoi [WORTHINGTON], Akron, Russell [WORTHINGTON], Indianapolis, and William [WORTHINGTON], of Kalamazoo, Michigan, a daughter, Mrs. Charles FLAGG, two brothers, Rufus JORDAN of Akron, and Samuel [JORDAN], of Plymouth, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie ORR of Plymouth. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Thursday, January 19, 1928

Miss Lena FOX, aged 70, who made her home with her sisters, Mrs. Rose VURN and Miss Mattie F0X, in Monterey, died Wednesday morning at 11:23 o'clock following a six weeks' illness caused by dropsy. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Ann Catholic Church at Monterey with Rev. James HUMMER in charge. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Monterey.
Miss Fox was born in Noble County on February 5, 1858 and moved to Pulaski county with her parents when she was 12 years of age. She has lived in or near Monterey during the past 58 years. The deceased was educated in the Monterey Parochial School and the Monterey High School. She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church at Monterey.
Survivors are six sisters, Mrs. Ed VEHNER, Mrs. Bert HARTMAN, Mrs. Ross VURN and Miss Marie FOX all of Monterey. Mrs. John SMITH of South Bend and Mrs.George BROWN of Chicago and one brother, Charles FOX of Fort Wayne.

William ULRIE who was about 65 years of age died at his home three miles west of Monterey at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to cancer of the stomach from which disease he had suffered for the past three years. As the Ulrie home does not have a telephone an obituary of the deceased could not be obtained.

Friends in Macy have received word of the death of Isreal RIGEL aged 90 which occurred Wednesday at his home in Hicksville, Ohio. Mr. Rigel lived in the Macy vicinity for a number of years and has many friends there. Funeral services will be held in Hicksville on Saturday.

Zechiel RIVERS, 35, colored, of Gary, was instantly killed at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at a point four miles north of Plymouth on Federal Road 31 when a Dodge sedan driven by John LOUDERBACK, of Fulton, crashed into the rear of a truck parked along the highway. Mrs. Louderback, the other passenger of the sedan, suffered severe facial and scalp woundsk and was immediately taken to the Plymouth Hospital.

The Fulton people were enroute to their home from a shopping trip to South Bend and were driving at an estimated speed of 30 miles an hour according to a statement made by Mr. Louderback. Owing to atmospheric conditions in the form of light rains and mist and the visibility was none too clear and the Louderback car was almost onto the parked truck before he saw it. He attempted to swing his Dodge to the left but was unsuccessful and crashed into Rivers, who was getting ready to light the tail-light and struck the truck with terrific force. The Fulton machine then careened into the ditch on the east side of the road.
Accompanying Rivers was Frank D. BONNIN, of Hammond, who had employed the Gary truckman to move his household goods to Indianapolis. Bonnin was in the cab of the truck when the collision occurred and was hurled onward into the cowl board. He had presence of mind to grab the steering wheel and keep the truck in the center of the pavement, it finally being brought to a stop about 100 feet from the point of collision.
Spectators soon arrived at the scene and assisted the Louderbacks from their badly wrecked sedan. Mrs. Louderback was found to be suffering from deep gashes about her face and head and was at once taken to the hospital. The negro was killed instantly, as an autopsy which was held this morning showed that he had suffered a broken neck, all the ribs of his left side fractured and multitude fractures of his left leg [and] arm. Mr. Louderback escaped with a few minor cuts and bruises as did Mr. Bonnin.
Rivers' wife and their minister arrived from Gary early Thursday morning and took the body to his home in that city. The truck which was loaded with household goods was but slightly damaged.
The Marshall County coroner is conducting an inquest at Plymouth, today, and it was expressed as the belief of those who arrived at the scene a few moments after the disaster that the Fulton man will be exonerated.
The Ditmire ambulance from Fulton removed Mrs. Louderback to her home late Thursday afternoon.

One of the sons of Frank RABER, Perrysburg farmer who died in the Woodlawn Hospital Monday evening, met with a serious automobile accident while enroute from his home in Wisconsin to attend the funeral of his father which was held from the Deedsville Baptist Church this afternoon. The unfortunate man's car turned over into a ditch when the car skidded on a muddy road near the Indiana-Illinois line Wednesday morning. The occupants of the car were bruised but none seriously hurt. Mr. Raber's death was caused by injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday evening while riding west of Macy with his son, Leo RABER. The automobile turned over after crashing into a buggy. Mr. Raber died 24 hours later at Woodlawn hospital without having regained consciousness.

Friday, June 20, 1928

After being an invalid for three years following a stroke of paralysis Francis Asbury ABBOTT, age 86, died at ten o'clock Friday morning at his home in Fulton. The deceased was born on a farm near Chili, in Miami County, on June eleventh, 1842, and practically all of his life has been spent in the Fulton vicinity.
When a young man Mr. Abbott was married to Miss Martha DRUM, who died a few years later. In 1886 he was married to Lydia Ann ULCH who survives. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church. Besides the widow he is survived by five children, George [ABBOTT] and Mrs. Rose HOOVER, of Kokomo; Jennie [ABBOTT], who lives in Washington; William [ABBOTT], of Fulton, and Mrs. Alice FISHER, of Kewanna; two halfbrothers, James [ABBOTT]

and Leslie ABBOTT of Rochester, and a half-sister, Mrs. Frank KOCHENDERFER of near Fulton.
No definite funeral arrangements have been made but it is thought services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Fulton U.B. Church with Rev. R. E. VANCE officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Olive cemetery.

Saturday, January 21, 1928

Mrs. Ambrose KIETZER, age 71, a resident of Monterey practically all of her life, died at 10:35 Friday night at her home following an illness of ten days with pneumonia. Mrs. Kietzer was born in Seneca county, Ohio, the daughter of Casper and Mary BROOKE. In November 1876 she was married to Ambrose KIETZER.
Surviving are one son, W. E. KIETZER, of Monterey, and four daughters, Mrs. John KLINE of Mishawaka, Mrs. L. M. KELLY, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Edward KELLER, of Monterey, and Mrs. G. C. BOLINGER of South Bend. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the Monterey Catholic church of which the deceased was a member.

Following an illness since Wednesday noon with obstruction of the bowels, Henry H. HARRIS, age 58, died at 12:30 this morning at his home, three miles south of Rochester, on what is known as the George BABCOCK farm. The Harris family have only lived in Fulton County since last September moving here from Rensselaer, Ind., and was engaged in farming and real estate business.
The deceased was born in Chase, Ind., on May 27th, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Jane HARRIS. On July 30th, 1913 he was married to Liby MEAD. Mr. Harris was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis. Surviving are the widow and three children, Eleanor [HARRIS], Jean [HARRIS], and Murial Joan [HARRIS]. Two sisters live in South Pasadena, California.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made, however, short services will be held at the Harris home probably on Sunday with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge and the body will be taken to Boswell, Ind., for funeral services and burial.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Rev. J. C. RUPE, aged 77, which occurred at his home in Argos Thursday evening. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Rev. Rupe, who was the pastor of the Argos Christian Church for a number of years spent the winter of 1907 in this city with his daughter, Mrs. Blanche RANNELLS, who is now Mrs. Blanche Brewer. Survivors are the wodow and three daughters, Mrs. Alice GOINS, Mrs. Jesse CISSEL and Mrs. Blanche BREWER all of Argos. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Argos Christian Church with burial in the Argos cemetery.

Monday, January 23, 1928

Nathan H. O'BLENIS, aged 60, well known resident of this city, died at 5:10 Sunday evening at his home at 1201 Pontiac Street. Death was due to brights disease from which he had suffered for the past twelve weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm three miles north of Rochester on June 28th, 1867, the son of Sanford and Matilda O'BLENIS. Practically all of his life has been spent in Fulton County and on March 14th, 1900 he was married to Miss Erdine JOHNSON.

Mr. O'BLENIS is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ernest PARREN, of South Bend, and Miss Agnes [O'BLENIS], at home; two brothers, John [O'BLENIS] and F. C. O'BLENIS of Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Edna GRIFF, of Hammond, and Mrs. Minnie RICE, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Alice LEAVELL, aged 66, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at her home at 1117 Monroe Street, at 10:30 this morning after a lingering illness due to hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. The deceased had been bedfast since last October.
Mrs. Leavell who was born in this city was the youngest of nine children which graced the marriage of James and Rachael BARRETT. Mr. Barrett although the head of a large family enlisted in the Union Army and was killed in one of the early engagements of the war.
On April 17, 1884 the deceased was married to Richard LEAVELL of Fulton. They resided in this city except for two short periods when they made their home in Logansport and Winamac where Mr. Leavell was employed.
Mrs. Leavell [Alice BARRETT] was a member of the Christian Church and the Eastern Star and the Rebekah lodges of this city. Survivors are one brother Abner J. BARRETT of this city, two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from relatives in other states.

Mrs. Enoch MYERS, of this city, has received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. R. N. WALLACE, of Frankfort, which occurred Sunday at her home in that city following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Frankfort. Mrs. Wallace was well known in this city having often visited in the Myers home.

Short funeral services were held at nine o'clock Monday morning for H. H. HARRIS, who died Saturday morning at his home south of Rochester. Rev. D. S. PERRY conducted the services at the Harris home after which the body was taken to Boswell, Ind., for burial.

Tuesday, January 24, 1928

An error was made in the News-Sentinel Monday when it stated that word had been received here by Mrs. Enoch MYERS, of the death of Mrs. R. N. WALLACE, of Frankfort, Ind. It is Mr. [R. N.] WALLACE that is dead, he having passed away Sunday night from a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann OGDEN, aged 80 years, died at the home of her son, W. B. OGDEN, at Chicago, Monday morning at 6:30 o'clock of complications. She had been confined to her bed for the past eight months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy COLLINS, of Raymond, Montana, but was brought to Chicago, Dec. 1.
She [Elizabeth Ann BISH] was born Nov. 21, 1847 at Chili, Indiana and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BISH. She was married to D. H. OGDEN, who died fourteen years ago. They were the parents of eight children, only four surviving, who are: W. B. OGDEN and Mrs. Ora MARR of Chicago; Mrs. Pearl COLLINS, of Raymond, Montana, and Clyde OGDEN of Macy. She also is survived by two sisters and one brother, William BISH of Chili; Mrs. Elmer CONNER of Peru, and Mrs. Ella HALL of Indianapolis. Mrs. Ogden has been a member of the Macy M.E. church for many years and also of the Macy Rebekah-Odd Fellows lodge. Her home was in Macy until the last year.
The funeral will be held at Chili Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Baptist church. Interment in Chili cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Allie LEAVELL who died at her home, 1117 Monroe Street Monday morning after a lingrering illness due to high blood pressure will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning with Rev. James NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, January 25, 1928 and Thursday, January 26, 1928

[no obits]

Friday, January 27, 1928

Life looked a little brighter to Mrs. Elza BRUCE today and her five children.This was due to the fact that late Thursday she received a check from the Erie Railroad for $2,500 - a voluntary gift from the gigantic organization and which came without solicitation.
It will be remembered that several weeks ago her husband, Elza BRUCE, and William HARTSOCK were killed at the tower crossing by an Erie train when it struck their automobile. The railroad admitted no liability and no mention of a law suit had been made. However the Erie officials heard of those left behind by Mr. Bruce and that they needed help. Accordingly the check was sent here with a claim agent who presented it to the family and which was gratefully accepted.
Archie B. MILLER has been appointed administrator of the estate of the late Mr. Bruce.

Saturday, January 28, 1928

W. B. YOST, aged 60, prominent cigar maker for a number of years committed suicide late Friday afternoon by chloroforming himself. Yost attempted to kill himself three years ago. Financial troubles are given as the cause.

Monday, January 30, 1928

Mrs. Ellen [HEETER] GRAY SHADLE, age 71, former resident of Rochester, was found dead in bed at 1:30 Monday morning by her husband, Charles SHADLE, at their home in Delong, death being due to a heart attack. Mrs. Shadle had been subject to heart trouble for some time but her condition had not been considered serious. Mr. and Mrs. Shadle had been the guests at a dinner party on Sunday and Mrs. Shadle retired apparently in the best of health.
The deceased [Ellen HEETER] was born in Pulaski County in 1857 the daughter of Adam and Mary HEETER. In 1878 she was married to Issac GRAY who died several years later. On January second, 1924 she married Charles SHADLE, of Delong. For thirty-five years Mrs. Shadle lived in Rochester, moving to Delong six years ago. She was a member of the Evangelical Church in Rochester.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Geneva WOLF, of Delong, and Mrs. Bertha WALTERS, of Rochester, three grandchildren, and four step-children. Brief services will be held at the Shadel home at 12 o'clock Wednesday after which the body will be brought to Rochester where funeral services will be conducted at one o'clock at the Evangelical Church. Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Leiters Ford will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. H. L. ANDERSON, of this city. Burial will be made in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery.
[NOTE: Isaac N. GRAY, 1854-1921 and Ellen GRAY his wife, 1856-1928, bur in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery; Charles W. SHADLE, Feb. 25, 1853 - July 5, 1933 and Mellie SHADLE, his wife, July 30, 1852 - July 24, 1919, bur in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery. - WCT]

An infant son was born to Milo and Thelma CARR at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William LIGHTFOOT early this morning which only lived a few minutes. The funeral services were held from the Lightfoot home a 3 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in the Citizens [Plainview] Cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, January 31, 1928

The second fatality, the result of a grade crossing crash on December 23rd, at the Doran crossing near Akron, Ind., occurred on Monday when Lelia HOLLOWAY, aged three years, died at the McDonald Hospital in Warsaw. Death was pronounced due to septic meningitis which developed from the injuries the child received in the accident.
The child's mother, Mrs. Glen HOLLOWAY, aged 33, was instantly killed and Mrs. Fred WARREN was seriously injured at the time when their car was hit by a train while driving to Beaver Dam to attend a Christmas entrtainment. The child is survived by its father and five brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the Holloway home.

James H. WILSON, 79, one of the well known citizens of Kewanna, died at his home Monday at 8:15 following an illness from a complication of diseases which extended over a period of two weeks.
Mr. Wilson was born on October 25, 1849 on a farm in Union Township, where until recent years he followed the pursuit of farming. He was married to Etta VanKIRK and to this union three children survive, Mrs. H. R. KUMLER and Mrs. Isaac NIXON both of Kewanna, and Harry G. WILSON of Marianna, Fla. He is also survived by the widow. Funeral services will be held at the Wilson home Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock with the Rev. HARDGRAVE officiating. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery.

Wednesday, February 1, 1928

Word has been received in Rochester of the death of Dr. Charles W. KIRTLAND, which occurred Tuesday morning at his home in Jackson, Michigan. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past two years.
The deceased was the only son of the late Elias KIRTLAND who kept a book store on North Main Street, in Rochester, for many years moving from this city in 1888 to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kirtland graduated from the Rochester High School in 1886.
Dr. Kirtland is survived by his wife, a son, Walter [KIRTLAND]; two daughters, Mrs. George KING and Miss Frances KIRTLAND; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie K. CONANT, of Tarrytown, New York and Mrs. Charles DARLINGTON, of Pendleton, Indiana. Funeral services will probably be held in Jakson on Thursday.

Thursday, February 2, 1928

Friends in this city received word this morning of the death of George I. MILLER, age 88, at Oxford, Indiana. Mr. Miller, who for many years was a prominent resident of this community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isabelle ZEICE, from complications incident to old age. The deceased has spent several winters in Florida in an effort to benefit his health.
Mr. Miller for many years operated a drug store one the south side of the public square with the late Geo. KEITH in the room now occupied by the New York Candy Kichen. His wife who was Lillian ACKERMAN died last May.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church and it was through his efforts that the present church building was erected while he was president of the Board of Elders. Mr. Miller was also a prominent republican and held many offices of trust in the party.
The decedent's only survivor is his daughter, Mrs. Zeice. The body will be brought to this city Saturday afternoon for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. A short graveside service will be held at 2 o'clock with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge.

Miss Fern MILLER, age 17, died at 8:30 Thursday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lillian MILLER, four miles east of Fulton. Death was due to leakage of the heart from which she had sufferd for several years. Miss Miller was a student in the Fulton high school but was forced to give up her studies several months ago on account of ill health.
Surviving are the mother, one bother, Kenneth MILLER, of near Fulton and a sister, Mrs Ray STINGLEY, of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon in Perrysburg and burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.

Friday, February 3, 1928

Eldridge MOORE, aged 67, well known farmer and life long resident of Henry Township, died at 10:30 Thursday night at his home two miles southeast of Athens. Death was due to organic heart disease from which he had suffered for the past three years, however, his condition had not been critical until the last week.
Mr. Moore was born in Henry township on February second, 1861, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac MOORE and when a young man was married to Miranda ROUCH. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Celia MABY and a son, Orville [MOORE], both of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church in Akron and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetry.

Saturday, February 4, 1928

Jaunita [TAYLOR], four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. TAYLOR, who live in the Burton neighborhood, died at three o'clock Saturday morning following a few days illness with pneumonia. The child was born in Clark County, Indiana, the Taylor family moving from there to this county a year ago.
The child is survived by her parents and two brothers. The body will be taken to Walton, Ind., for funeral services to be held on Monday. Burial will be made there.

Funeral services for the late Geo. I. MILLER who died at Oxford, Thursday from complications incident to old age, were held this afternoon at the grave in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mr. Miller for many years operated a drug store on the south side of the public square in a room now occupied by the New York Candy Kitchen.

Monday, February 6, 1928

Following an illness of three weeks Mrs. Bernard FOWLER, aged 26, died at eleven o'clock Monday morning at her home in Fulton. Death was due to peritonitis.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Stockton, Ill., on January 15th, 1902 and on April 23rd, 1923, was married to Bernard FOWLER, who operates a cream station in Fulton. Besides her husband she is survived by her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. George YANKEE, and a brother, Cecil HUNT, of Watseka, Illinois.
No definite funeral arrangements have been made, however, it is thought short services will be held at the Fowler home at 9:30 Wednesday morning and the body taken to Watseka, Ill., for burial.

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Eulala KESSLER, aged 55, former resident of Fulton County, which occurred at her home in South Bend Saturday evening. Death was due to a six months illness with complication of diseases.
The deceased [Eulala MEREDITH] was born in Rochester on March 22nd, 1853, the daughter of Orange and Ann MEREDITH. She was married at Talma, Ind., on December 17th, 1887 to John KESSLER, who survives. For many years the Kessler family lived in Wisconsin, moving to South Bend three years ago.
Besides her husband she is survived by nine children, Garland [KESSLER], Dewey [KESSLER], Herbert [KESSLER] and John KESSLER, Mrs. Maryann CORRELL, Mrs. Claydys WILLMARTH, Miss Harriett KESSLER, all of South Bend; Mrs. Lolabell GEISELMAN, Culver, and Benjamin KESSLER, of Knox, Ind. Mrs. Minnie CAPP, Mrs. John LONG, Mrs. Bruce LOWE and George BLACK, of Rochester, are cousins of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Talma Christian Church and burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery.

Burns which he received on his nineteenth birthday last Friday caused the death at 3:30 Monday morning of Paul BREEN, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BREEN, 1105 Elm Street, in the Clinic Hospital at Michigan City. The body was brought to this city this afternoon on the Nickle Plate railroad and immediately removed to the home of his parents.
Mr. Breen suffered the burns Friday when he attempted to kindle a fire with the use of kerosene, in a bunk car used only by his father, who is the foreman of a Nickle Plate railroad construction gang. The car which was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Breen and son, Paul, was sidetracked near the Nickle Plate depot at Michigan City with two other bunk cars.
Paul Breen did not know that live coals were in the bottom of the stove when he started to throw kerosene onto the fire from a two gallon can in an effort to revive it. The coaloil ignited and followed up the stream to the can where it exploded, the burning kerosene enveloping Mr. Breen.
The young man terror stricken jumped from the car and started to run. Witnesses stated that flames shot above his head in a height of three feet. Two employees of a storage plant which was situated a block from the bunk car in which the explosion occurred noticed the young man as he ran down the tracks.
Rushing from the storage house the two men threw the terror stricken youth to the ground where with the aid of clothing they smothered the flames. The two men rushed Paul to the Clinic Hospital where surgeons despaired of ever saving his life.
Mr. Breen was burned to a crisp from the shirt down to his feet. His hair was also burned from his head. Large chunks of burned flesh during the last day he lived dropped from his body. Death was due to the shock caused by the burns and kidney trouble.
Mr. Breen probably could have saved his life if he had leaped from the opposite side of the car than the one from which he jumped. On this side of the car a large canal which was open and which is used by Lake Michigan boats was situated. Breen undoubtedly could have saved his life by a plunge into the icy waters.
Immediately after the explosion the bunk car caught on fire and burned to the trucks. The Michigan City fire department was called to keep the fire from spreading to the other two bunk cars. Clothing belonging to the Breen family was destroyed as was wearing apparel owned by several other Rochester men who lived in the car.
Paul BREEN was born in Kentucky on February 3, 1909. His parents moved to this city from Tipton six years ago. Had he completed his high school education he would have graduated with the 1927 class but because of ill health he was forced to withdraw from school after two years.
Mr. Breen, the son of Clarence and Elsie BREEN, was well and favorably known by a large circle of young friends who will be shocked to hear of his death. On April 12, 1926, Mr. Breen was married to Margaret GORDON who is now taking a nurses training course in the Henrotin Hospital, Chicago.
Survivors are the widow and the parents. At press time today no arrangements had been made for the funeral but it is thought it will be held Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva HAKINS, aged 76, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her brother, Benjamin Carl, six miles northeast of Peru, were held at 2:30 Monday p.m. at the Methodist Church in Macy. Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL officiated and interment was made in the Plainview cemetery.
Mrs. Hakins [Minerva CARL] was the daughter of Lowden and Caroline (ENYART) CARL, and was born January 21st, 1851. She was married to Albert HAKINS who died suddenly 21 years ago. After her husband's death she took a little girl from the Mexico Orphan's Home, whom she reared to womanhood.
For many years the deceased was a member of the Macy Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Mystic Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 210 of Macy. She is survived by the foster daughter, Mrs. Guerney RICE, of Indianapolis, and one brother, Benjamin CARL, of Peru. Mrs. Roy JONES of Rochester is a niece of the deceased.

Tuesday, February 7, 1928

Private funeral services for Paul BREEN will be held at ten o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. BREEN, 1105 Elm Street, with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Young Breen, 19, died at 3:30 Monday morning at the Clinic Hospital in Michigan City the result of burns he received on Friday afternoon when attempting to kindle a fire with the use of kerosene in a bunk car. The boy's father is foreman of a Nickle Place railroad construction gang and the Breen family was living in the car near Michigan City.

Wednesday, February 8, 1928

[no obits]

Thursday, February 9, 1928

Mrs. Margaret Ann NICODEMUS, past ninety years of age, died at 2:10 Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret EWING, 913 Monroe Street, in this city, following an illness of 15 years. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
Mrs. Nicodemus was the widow of the late Joseph NICODEMUS and prior to her husband's death lived for many years on a farm near Akron. Twelve years ago she came to live with her daughter in Rochester. She [Margaret Ann GINN] was born in Kentucky and moved to the Akron community with her parents, James and Martha GINN, from Henry county, Indiana when a young girl. She was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church.
Surviving are six children: Phillip [NICODEMUS], of Peru; Mrs. Florence RIGGS, of South Bend; George V. [NICODEMUS], of Macy; Mrs. Margaret EWING, of Rochester; Mrs. Laura JOHNSON, of Athens, and Thomas [NICODEMUS], of Spokane, Washington. No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from the son living in Spokane.

Private funeral services were held this morning from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BREEN, 1115 Elm Street for Paul BREEN who died in a Michigan City Hospital Monday morning from burns which he received on the preceding Friday when a can of kerosene exploded in his hands. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by friends of the deceased. Six of his boyhood companions acted as pallbearers and six girl friends cared for the flowers. The services were conducted by Rev. W. J. NIVEN. The body was placed in the mausoleum.

Funeral services were held in South Bend Wednesday for Mrs. Maude WARNER, 58, who died in Logansport Sunday. Mrs. Warner for many years was a resident of this county.

Friday, February 10, 1928

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ann NICODEMUS, who died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret EWING, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Athens United Brethren Church. Rev. W. J. NIVEN will officiate.

Eugene SHELTON, aged 70, well known resident of the Mt. Zion community, died at five o'clock Thursday evening at his home southeast of the city following an illness of five months. Mr. Shelton was taken seriously ill last September and submitted to a major operation at Woodlawn Hospital where he was confined for seven weeks. He continued to improve and was thought to be on the road to recovery until a week ago when he took worse, death resulting Thursday evening following a heart attack.
Mr. Shelton was born on November sixth, 1858 on a farm south of Rochester, in the Woodrow neighborhood, the son of Ray and Mary SHELTON. On February 12th, 1880 he was married to Miss Aletha BLACKBURN. His entire life had been spent in Fulton County or near vicinity with the exception of five years spent in Kansas. For many years he had been an active member of the Green Oak I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Mt. Horeb Encampment in Rochester and the Green Oak Methodist Church.

Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Frank VanDUYNE, of Mt. Zion; two sons, Ray [SHELTON], of Rochester and Ralph [SHELTON], of South Bend; two brothers, James [SHELTON] of Pontiac, Michigan and Charles O. [SHELTON] of Milan, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Guy WHITNEY of Pontiac. Two sons are also deceased, William [SHELTON], having died when a child, and LeRoy [SHELTON] was killed in France during the World War and in whose honor the Fulton County chapter of the American Legion is named.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Church, with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Following an illness of four months with complications incident to old age, Martin Luther WARNER, 77, died Thursday morning at his home three miles east of Fulton. The deceased was born in Preble County, Ohio, the son of David and Margaret WARNER, and came to Fulton county when a small boy. In 1875, at Peru, he was married to Katherine YOST. He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Mr. [WARNER] is survived by his wife, four children, Mrs. DALLAS, of Mesick, Michigan; Mrs. William STALEY, of Fulton; Mrs. Henry MUSSELMAN, of Twelve Mile and William WARNER, of Louisville, Ky. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Fulton U.B. Church with Rev. J. W. MILLER, of Lafayette, in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Akron, at 1:30 Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Susan THOMPSON, 87, who died Thursday at the home of her son, Frank [THOMPSON], one mile south of Akron. Mrs. Thompson had been in a feeble condition for several years and had been bedfast for four weeks.
The deceased [Susan SWIHART] was born in Hancock County, Ohio, the daughter of Joshua and Katherine SWIHART and moved to the Akron community in 1845. Her husband, Abner THOMPSON, died several years ago. She is survived by two sons, Frank [THOMPSON] and John [THOMPSON], of Akron, and three step-children, Isaac THOMPSON, Mrs. Margaret KELLER, and Mrs. Mary ZELLERS, all of Akron.

Saturday, February 11, 1928

Mrs. Betsy Elizabeth HARROLD, aged 86, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Henry township, passed away at her home two miles east of Akron at 3:15 this morning after a two weeks illness which started with the influenza and later developed into double pneumonia.
The deceased [Betsy Elizabeth GOOD] was born in Richland County, Ohio, on March 24, 1841 and moved to this county when a very small girl with her parents, Peter and Mary GOOD, who had purchased a farm northeast of Akron near the Kosciusko county line. On February 15, 1859 she was married to James HARROLD who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Harrold while not a member of any religious denomination, was considered by all as a good Christian woman. Survivors are five children, Mrs. Ann BARBER, Akron, Harmon [HARROLD] and Arthur [HARROLD] of Akron and David [HARROLD] and Ella [HARROLD], at home. Full funeral arrangements have not been made but the services will be held sometime Monday afternoon.

Monday, February 13, 1928

Harry A. BARNES, aged 36, for several years identified with the Long Beach Amusement Park and the Colonial Hotel, died in the St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis Sunday following an operation for gall stones. Surviving are the widow and three daughters. Mr. Barnes was born in North Judson and was for many years engaged in business in Kokomo.

Mrs. Bert HISEY passed away at her home, 936 Park Street, East Rochester, Saturday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, death resulting from carcinoma of the stomach from which disease the patient had suffered for a little over a year having been confined to her bed since last November.
Pearl D. [CARR], daughter of David and Mary CARR, was born in the city on May 19, 1870 and resided in Rochester all of her life, her parents having preceded her in death several years ago. On May 31, 1905 she was united in marriage to Albert H. "Bert" HISEY. No children were born to this union.
Besides the husband who is convalescing from injuries received while traveling in Michigan several months ago when both legs were fractured, the deceased is survived by a sister, Mrs. Levi YOUNG of this city and brother, Frank CARR of Chicago.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of the deceased's sister, Mrs. Flora YOUNG, 924 Monroe Street, with the Rev. W. Jas. NIVEN in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, February 14, 1928 and Wednesday, February 15, 1928

[no obits]

Thursday, February 16, 1928

Funeral services were held this morning at Leiters Ford for in infant son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles MURFITT last Monday and which died Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Murfitt live on a farm southeast of Leiters Ford.

Friday, February 17, 1928

The Indiana Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis has filed a claim in the circuit court seeking to obtain the title to the entire estate of the late Mrs. Belle VanKIRK of Kewanna who died on June 16, 1927. The estate has a value of approximately $12,000.
The hospital alleges that Mrs. Van Kirk on May 8, 1925 in the presence of H. C. BURKHOLDER and Rev. G. S. REEDY who formerly was the pastor of the Kewanna Methodist Church executed a promissory note giving her entire estate to the hospital. The heirs of Mrs. Van Kirk will fight the church's claim.

Saturday, February 18, 1928

Friends in this city were advised Saturday morning of the death of Mrs. Belle KLEIN of Kokomo, mother of Ike KLEIN, which occurred at 2 a.m. Death was caused by paralysis. During the past few months Mrs. Klein suffered several strokes, the last and hardest occurring Thursday night. The deceased is survived by three sons and three daughters. Two of the daughters are now in Europe. Funeral services will be held in Indianapolis at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Laura Catherine DUCKWORTH, aged 44, died at 3:30 Friday afternoon at her country home one and one-half miles north of Fulton. Death was due to heart trouble from which she had suffered for only two days.
The deceased was born in Cass County, near Pipe Creek Falls, on May 28th, 1883. Three years ago the Duckworth family moved to the Fulton community from Pipe Creek Falls. She is survived by her husband, a son, Russell [DUCKWORTH], and daughter, Mildred [DUCKWORTH], both at home.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Pipe Creek church and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Monday, February 20, 1928

Ora S. KELSO, aged 69, died Saturday night at his home near Bruce Lake. He has been ill for some time. Mr. Kelson for many years was in business in Winamac. He is survived by the widow and three daughters. Two hours previous to Mr. Kelso's death his grandson, Harry KELSO, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., was killed in an automobile accident in Philadelphia. No particulars of the accident are known. Because of his condition Mr. Kelso was not told of the accident. No funeral arrangements have been made for Mr. Kelso pending word from Philadelphia as to the funeral arrangements for Harry Kelso.

William H. PATTERSON, 77, one of the most prominent and well known residents of Henry Township, died at one o'clock Monday at his home in Akron. Death was due to cancer from which he had suffered since last July. Mr. Patterson was president of the Akron Exchange State Bank and was one of the founders of the institution in 1891.
The deceased was born on February 25th, 1851 in Henry County, Indiana, the son of Daniel B. and Ruth PATTERSON. His mother died when he was two and one-half years old and when he was nine his father moved to Wabash County near Stockdale. Forty-two years ago he moved to Akron from Roann. On September ninth, 1879 he was married to Rose E. LODER who died on May eight, 1911. On October 24th, 1916 he married Anna B. CENNRAD, who survives. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Gilead.
Besides the widow Mr. Patterson is survived by two children, Mrs. Valura EMAHISER and Loder PATTERSON, both of Akron; two grandchildren, Billy J. [EMAHISER] and Mary Rosalee EMAHISER; a brother M. L. PATTERSON and a sister, Mrs. J. E. BURDGE, also of Akron. His eldest child Lenora, died in 1895 and two sons Dow B. [PATTERSON] and Walter A. [PATTERSON], were drowned on December 31st, 1904.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one-thirty at the Akron Methodist Church. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and will be assisted by Rev. A. C. WISCHMEIER, of Warren, Ind. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Attorney Martin W. IVEY, Monday morning received word that his father, Rev. Benjamin F. IVEY D.D., 3364 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, a retired Methodist minister had died at 2 o'clock. Death was due to cancer of the bladder from which disease he had suffered for the past two years. Rev. Ivey would have been 77 years old on March 12.
Rev. Ivey was born in Pickens County, Georgia and was one of nine children which graced the marriage of Thomas and Sarah IVEY. Fifty-three years ago or just after he had graduated from a Methodist Ministerial college in Georgia, Rev. Ivey came to this state where he was admitted as a minister in the Northwestern Indiana Conference.
Rev. Ivey then filled pulpits in the following Indiana cities, Harveysburg, Annapolis, Kewanna, Russelville, Bringhurst, Newtown, Ladoga, Boswell, Ambia, Brookston, Lacrosse, and Plainfield, which was his last charge before being placed on the retired list. Rev. Ivey was in charge of the Kewanna church from 1886 to 1889 and is well known by the older residents of Wayne and Union township. Even after his retirement Rev. Ivey often supplied pulpits during the sickness of the pastor in charge.
Rev. Ivey was married twice both of his wives preceding him in death. Survivors are three sisters, one brother, four sons, Rev. John IVEY, who is the district superintendent of the Worchester, Mass. Methodist Conference, Rev. Homer P. IVEY, who has charge of the Lebanon Methodist Church, Dr. Don IVEY of Royal Center, and Attorney Martin IVEY of this city, one daughter, Mrs. Susie DIMMICK, who lived with her father, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be conducted from the St. Paul's Methodist Episcopan Church in Indianapolis at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Frank L. HOVIS of Frankfort a life long friend of Rev. Ivey will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis.

Tuesday, February 21, 1928

Mrs. Verna Zeralda DUFF, aged 31, who has been a resident of this county for but 30 days died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home on the Tim BAKER farm east of this city from a complication of diseases which included heart trouble, dropsy and asthma. Mrs. Duff has been sick since she was three years of age.
The deceased [Verna Zeralda SLIFE] was born on a farm near Burket on December 17, 1896 and was the daughter of David and Clara SLIFE. On December 3, 1924 she was married to Joseph DUFF and went to live on a farm near Burket. Later Mr. and Mrs. Duff moved to a farm near Argos and a month ago came to this county to make their home.
Survivors are the husband, father and a son, Richard [DUFF], three years of age, four step-children, three sisters, Mrs. Merley DAWSON of this city, Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY and Mrs. Dale MILLER of Claypool, two brothers, Orville [SLIFE] and Cleo [SLIFE] of near Bristol.
Mrs. Duff was a member of the United Brethren Church at Burket. The funeral arrangements had not been made as the News-Sentinel went to press.

Eulalia MEREDITH, daughter of George and Cynthia Ann MEREDITH, was born at Rochester, Indiana, March 22, 1872.
Departed this life, Feb. 4th, 1928, at her home, South Bend, Indiana, following a six months' illness.
She was united in marriage to John L. KESLER, Dec. 17th, 1887, who survives her. To this union, ten children were born, Freddie Lewis [KESLER], preceding her in infancy. Those surviving are: Benjamin O. KESLER, Knox; Mary Anna CORRELL, South Bend; Lola Dell

GEISELMAN, Culver; Garland D. KESLER, South Bend; Dewey O. KESLER, South Bend; John M. KESLER, South Bend; Gladys Eulalia [KESLER], South Bend; Harriett [KESLER] and Herbert [KESLER], at home. Also seventeen grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Elmina PRIMER, Hammond, Ind., and one brother, Augusta MEREDITH, East Chicago, also survive.
She united with the Talma Christian Church in 1893. She was a member of the A.O.O.G. joining in 1900.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Elmer COLE, at the Christian Church, Talma, Indiana, Tuesday p.m., Feb. 7th, and burial was made in Sycamore Cemetery.

Wednesday, February 22, 1928

Phillip SLATER, aged 79, died at four o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of his brother, Truman [SLATER], in Akron following an illness of ten days with uremic poisoning. Mr. Slater who for many years was a brass worker in Chicago, came to his brother's home in Akron, last August.
The deceased was born in the state of New York on November 27th, 1849. He is survived by his brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at one p.m. Friday at the Slater home and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth BROWN CRIPPEN, aged 52, of Twelve Mile, died at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Logansport Tuesday evening. Death was caused by inflamation of the lining of the bowels. Mrs. Crippen whose condition became serious Saturday was taken to the hospital Sunday. She leaves besides her husband seven children by a former marriage. The funeral services will be conducted from the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be made in the Spring Creek cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Vera DUFF who died early Tuesday morning will be held Thursday afternoon. The cortege will leave the farm home on the Tim BAKER farm east of the city at 12:45 p.m. The services will be conducted from the Palestine United Brethren Church at 2 p.m. by the Rev. James SIMONS of Atwood. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent. Mrs. Duff who had been a resident of this county but 30 days died after a long illness caused by a complication of diseases. She was a sister of Mrs. Merley DAWSON of this city.

Thursday, February 23, 1928

[no obits]

Friday, February 24, 1928

Mrs. Mary Ellen ROBINSON, aged 66, died at 8:15 Thursday evening at her home, 516 Indiana Avenue, following an illness of several months duration. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
The deceased [Mary Ellen BLACKBURN] was a life long resident of Fulton County having been born on a farm southeast of Rochester on February 19th, 1862, the daughter of Isaac and Susan BLACKBURN. In 1881 she was married to Otto D. ROBINSON who passed away two and one-half years ago. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of this city.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles PIPER, southeast of the city, and Mrs. Guy HAINES, of Toledo, Ohio, three sons, Frank W. [ROBINSON] at home, Henry O. [ROBINSON], of Redlands, California, and Fred E. [ROBINSON], of Mishawaka, two brothers and one sister, Henry O. [BLACKBURN] and William E. BLACKBURN and Mrs. Aletha SHELTON, all of near Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Saturday, February 25, 1928

Mrs. Pearl MANNING received a wire this morning telling of the death of her nephew Buren GALAWAY, aged 16, of Christman, Illinois, which occurred early this morning following an operation for appendicitis which was performed Friday afternoon. Mr. Galaway was well known in this city where he had often visited with relatives. The lad's mother Mrs. Everett GALAWAY is a sister of Mrs. Manning. Funeral services will be held Monday.

Monday, February 27, 1928

Alfred Brady SIBERT, son of Samuel and Eliza SIBERT, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, July 28, 1843; passed into higher life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. F. BRADY, Indianapolis, Sunday, February 26, 1928 at the age of 84 years. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He was ill for one year.
The subject of this sketch came to Fulton County in his young manhood. He owned a farm on the east side of Lake Manitou where he resided for a half century or more. Mr. Sibert was a man of strong mentality and personality, having a wide acquaintance in this county and Northern Indiana. His personality was that of firm conviction in a sense of propriety and justice, ever sounding the tocsin of praise for virtue and condemning evil in public or private life.
For many years his pen waxed warm of subjects of national and local import through the public press. For many years he was one of the best known newspaper contributors under the title "Manitou Musings," well remembered in the old Daily and Weekly Republican. He wielded a pungent pen which scourged the wicked or lauded the worthy.
The deceased was not identified with any religious denomination, cult or sect, preferring to square his life with the Golden Rule. Neither was he united with any fraternal organization, living under the broad gauge of fellowship with man and natural and civil law. Politically he was a staunch Republican, except (if it can be assumed an exception) that in 1912 he temporarily departed from the old camp to follow the banner of his beloved leader the late Honorable Theodore Roosevelt.
In that campaign he was no less loyal than in his devotion to the principles of Abraham Lincoln, and by voice and pen waged well his spirit in the cause he espoused. He was very pronounced in his views, even to the point of bitterness to opponents who might differ to that degree, but under it all his tenderness of heart proclaims a man of honor and integrity, that "charity which coverth a multitude of sins."
In husbandry, Mr. Sibert was a success. He propogated the finest varieties of strawberries and was considered an authority on horticulture. Trade publications were frequently regarded with subjects in that line from his pen.
In the evening of a life spent in the service of his fellow men, he passed to the realm of a pleasant dream. Who shall say that it is not well with him? No, not gone astray - he is just away, where a new life gives fruition for the toils of earth, where honor crowns a father for having reared to maturity a family of fine children, citizens living to make the world better, and this alone is worthy as his lasting memorial.
Alfred Brady SIBERT and Miss Clara BOYER were united in marriage at Lima Ohio, in 1865, Mrs. Sibert preceding her husband to celestial life in 1911. The following children survive: Mrs. Erminnie McMAHAN, Mineral, Texas; Mrs. W. C. NELLANS, Mentone, Indiana; Mrs. W. E. SMITH, Indianapolis; Mrs. Earl BEERY, South Bend; Mrs. Otto LEATHERMAN, Indianapolis; Mrs. R. F. BRADY, Indianapolis and Mr. Kent SIBERT, local resident.
Funeral services will be held at the home of his son, Kent, near Fairview Hotel, Lake Manitou, 2:30 o'clock Tuesday with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Interment at Mt.Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Roscoe P. HOOVER, aged 43 years, passed away at her home at 418 North Pontiac street, this city, Sunday morning at 8:15 o'clock, death resulting from Bright's disease from which the patient had suffered throughout the past year.
The deceased was born at Flemingsburg, Ky., March 27, 1885. Mrs Hoover with her husband and family moved to this city from Bellefontaine, Ohio last December the husband being employed at the Rochester Bridge Co. Several years ago the family resided here for a short time, [he] being employed at the above mentioned industry. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and a Past Matron in the Eastern Star Lodge of Bellefontaine, O. She leaves besides the husband, two children, Marjorie [HOOVER], aged 15, and John Ross [HOOVER], aged 10; two sisters and five brothers.
Short services conducted by Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will then be taken to Bellefontaine, Ohio, where on Wednesday afternoon the funeral and burial will be conducted.

Word has been received here of the death of Bart BRESEE of Peoria, Illinois, which occurred at his home Thursday morning. The funeral services were held in Peoria Saturday. Mr. Bresee is well remembered here being at one time a part [owner?] in the Bresee and Hartman Sales Company, Fulton county dealers in Ford Company products. The family after leaving here resided in Monticello and Monon where Mr. Bresee held Ford Company franchises. Mr. Bresee has been in bad health for the past three years. His death was not unexpected. Surviving him are the widow and two daughters.
[The News-Sentinel, Rochester, Indiana, Monday, February 27, 1928]

Tuesday, February 28, 1928

ONE KILLED, 10 HURT IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH
Omer MURRAY, 8, Victim Grade-Crossing Disaster
According to the report from the Woodlawn Hospital this afternoon at 3:30 the victims of the accident were found to be suffering with the following wounds, by their attending physicians in addition to shock. None of the children will be dismissed from the Woodlawn Hospital until Wednesday morning.
Robert BUTTS most seriously injured of all, but improving. Abdomen hurt. Thought to have been internally injured. Bad bruises on the face.

Donnabelle BRUGH, scalp wounds and bruises about the body. Not seriously injured.
Joseph BRUGH, scalp wound and cut over left eye in eyebrow, is rapidly improving.
Bernice BUTTS, bruised about body with discolored left eye and wounds on face. Not serious.
Pearl MURRAY, small wounds on lower limbs which required stitches, bruises on face and blackened left eye. Not seriously injured.
Herbert BOWERSOX, large deep wound on the right side of the neck which required stitches to close. Not serious.
Arthur WOOLINGTON, wound on lip. Not serious.
Orville BUTTS, large scalp wound. Not serious.
Cleve BIDDINGER, three bad scalp wounds and body bruises. Is in deep pain. Is not considered in serious condition.
One boy is dead, five boys and four girls seriously - perhaps some fatally injured, two bruised and the driver seriously hurt, was the terrible toll taken early Tuesday morning when a school bus, loaded with children, was struck at a crossing by a fast freight train. The crash occurred at 7:55 a.m. at the Frank BEERY crossing two miles east of Leiters Ford. The bus was on its way to the school at Leiters Ford and had picked up the sons and daughters of five families who live southeast of that town.
The dead:
Omar MURRAY, age 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oral MURRAY, Burton Road, eight miles west of Rochester.
The injured:
Pearl MURRAY, 15, sister of the dead boy.
Florence WOOLINGTON, 12.
Mary Jane WOOLINGTON, 10.
Arthur "Buster" WOOLINGTON, 7, all three children of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WOOLINGTON, southeast of Leiters Ford.
Bernice BUTTS, 16.
Orville BUTTS, 14
Robert BUTTS, 10, all three children of Mr. and Mrs. Ira BUTTS, eight miles [northwest] of Rochester on Burton Road.
Herbert BOWERSOX, 16.
Chester BOWERSOX, 18, both children of Mr. and Mrs. Roy BOWERSOX eight and half miles west of Rochester, Burton Road.
Donnabelle BRUGH, 13.
Joseph BRUGH, 9, children of Mr. and Mrs. Harry BRUGH who live one-half mile south of the Frank BEERY crossing.
Cleve BIDDINGER, near Leiters Ford, driver of the bus.
The Murray boy passed away several hours after the accident at the Woodlawn Hospital here where all of the injured were rushed. His skull was fractured and his leg broken. Several others were reported very seriously injured but it was stated at noon at the hospital it was thought none of them were fatally hurt. All of the physicians in Rochester and several from surrounding towns were called to care for the injured. No details were available up to noon as to the nature of the injuries sustained, while few if any particulars as to how the accident happened could be learned from the children.
The only eye witness to the accident was Frank BEERY, who was standing in the yard of his home which is about 100 yards south of the crossing. He stated that Biddinger was driving his bus at the rate of five miles an hour when he approached the crossing. Another story has it that one of the Bowersox children got out and looked in both directions and motioned the driver of the bus to come ahead.
According to Mr. Beery the freight train struck the left wheel of the bus knocking it about 25 feet eastward, where it turned over pinning Donnabelle Brugh underneath the wreckage. The train at the time was traveling at a rate of speed estimated by engineers as between 30 and 35 miles an hour. The train was stopped within a very short distance. The train crew then uncoupled their engines and brought all the children of the hack to this city with the exception of Florence Woolington and Chester Bowersox, who were only slightly bruised.
The train was met by ambulances at the Erie station, where the eleven injured were conveyed to the Woodlawn Hospital where all Rochester doctors assisted by Dr. C. L. SLONAKER and Dr. Gleason MACKEY, of Culver, and Dr. Guy PONTIOUS, of Chicago, cared for the wounded children. Both the night and the day crews of nurses at Woodlawn were called to duty by Head Nurse Caroline HOGUE to care for the injured.
The hospital was soon crowded with panic stricken parents, and other relatives. It was a most pathetic and gruesome sight to see the wounded children lying in their beds at the hospital. With the influx of injured every room in the hospital was filled.
The train, a 95 car, heavily loaded one, was in charge of the following crew, all of Huntington, Conductor, Ben DONDANA; head brakeman, George MILLER; second brakeman, Walter AIRGOOD; first engine, Will PALMER, engineer, and Ira STOUT fireman; second engine, R. W. TENIS engineer and H. H. BYRD fireman. The train crew did everything possible to help the injured children. They made a complete report to the division superintendent at Huntington when they reached Rochester. An Erie agent was here this afternoon. Photographer James MANDLECO made a number of pictures of the scene of the accident.
The bus, which was mounted on a Ford chassis, was completely demolished. The dinner buckets, books and prepared lessons of the pupils were strung along the roadbed with the wreckage of the bus and the blood of the injured.
That is the second accident which Mr. Biddinger has had during the past year. On the afternoon of December 14, while on his way to the Leiters Ford school his bus was completely demolished when it was struck by a fast west bound Erie passenger train No. 3, which was running late. Luckily at that time not a pupil was in the bus. The demolished bus is still lying at the side of the Elevator crossing in Leiters Ford as a grim reminder of the previous accident.
Mr. Biddinger was greatly affected by the accident and while on the operating table at Woodlawn Hospital this morning he kept asking how were all of his babies meaning the pupils which he conveyed to school each day. The toll taken by the accident was not told to the man who was suffering greatly from shock. Mr. Biddinger who is a brother of Carl BIDDINGER and Mrs. Clarence HINTON, of this city, had three scalp wounds, one of which required 25 stitches to close while the other two required six stitches each.
As soon as the surviving victims of the accident have recovered sufficiently an investigation will be conducted by Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN and Prosecutor Fred McCLURG it was learned this afternoon. The investigation was made necessary by the death of Omer MURRAY. The Erie railroad is also conducting an investigation. Claim agent A. C. JUSTICE of Hammond was here this afternoon and interrogated a number of persons. What information Mr. Justice obtained was recorded by court reporter Irene WHITEHEAD.
All of the children in the bus were pupils at the Leiters Ford high and grade schools. Herbert BOWERSOX is a sophomore in the high school and a star of the Leiters Ford High School basketball team. lHe will be unable to play in the sectional tourney because of his injuries. Pearl MURRAY was a class mate of Herbert Bowersox, while his brother, Chester [BOWERSOX], is a senior and Bernice BUTTS a junior.
The other pupils were in the following grades: Florence WOOLINGTON and Donnabelle BRUGH, seventh grade, Orville BUTTS, eighth grade, Robert BUTTS and Mary Jane WOOLINGTON 4th grade, Joseph BRUGH, third grade and Arthur WOOLINGTON, first grade. The Leiters Ford schools were not dismissed today because of the accident.
Omer Ray MURRAY, aged 8, was born in Pulaski county, January 8, 1920 and moved to this county three years ago with his parents, Oral and Anna MURRAY. He was in the third grade of the Leiters Ford school and was regular attendant of the Methodist Sunday school at Leiters Ford. Besides the parents he is survived by three sisters, Pearl Lucile [MURRAY], Nellie Elizabeth [MURRAY] and Violet [MURRAY] all at home. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Wednesday, February 29, 1928

Lee FISHER, 62, of Denver, a retired school teacher, committed suicide by hanging himself in a barn at the rear of his home late Tuesday. The deceased was a bachelor and lived with his sister, Mrs. Dora FOUTS, at Denver.
The body was found by Mrs. Fouts. It was believed that death had occurred about two hours previous. Coroner M. L. WAGNER, of Peru, investigating the case, has been unable to find a clue that would reveal a cause for his suicide.
The sister likewise was unable to ascertain a reason for the act. She said that her brother apparently had been in good health, but that he refused to eat anything at breakfast Tuesday morning saying merely that he "didn't want anything." He left the house shortly after, and she did not see him alive again.
The deceased had been a teacher in the Mexico high school for a number of years, serving throughout last year. This year, however, he did not return to his post. The reason for the termination of his employment was not disclosed.
Mr. Fisher was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Denver. He was born near that town in 1865 and had been a resident of Miami county all of his life.
Besides Mrs. Fouts, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Walter BOND of Mexico, Miss Sue FISHER of Henry, Ill., Simon FISHER of Rock Rapids, Ia., Sylvester FISHER of Kokomo, Joseph FISHER of Kokomo and Mrs. Mary MORROW of Twelve Mile.

Thursday, March 1, 1928

Friends in this city yuesterday received word of the death of Clarence Clement AILER, aged 50, 237 East Bowman street, South Bend, which occurred on Tuesday evening after a 14 weeks illness caused by Brights disease. Mr. Ailer, who was an employee of the Studebaker corporation, was born in Shelby county, Ohio, and moved to South Bend from this city five years ago. He was married in this city to Mrs. Anna Pearl WELCH on July 2, 1911. He is survived by a widow, a son, to brothers and two step-children.

Friday, March 2, 1928

George BOOKWALTER, aged 70, a farmer living one mile west of Twelve Mile, bled to death Friday morning the result of injuries he received at ten o'clock when he fell from a hay mow. Mr. Bookwalter suffered a fractured skull and deep lacerations on his head, death resulting before medical aid could be summoned. He is survived by his wife, two grandchildren and a brother.

Saturday, March 3, 1928 and Monday, March 5, 1928

[no obits]

Tuesday, March 6, 1928

Mrs. Catherine P. DAVIS, 85, one of the best and most widely known pioneers of Fulton County, died at eleven o'clock Monday night at her home, 317 West Eleventh Street, after an illness of more than a month during which she had been bedfast. Some time ago she slipped on the ice at her home, fell and broke her hip. Death came as the result of this injury and complications which set in following the accident. She is survived by six sons and a brother, all of whom were at the bedside when the end came.
Mrs. Davis lived in this county for 76 years and during that time was loved by all who knew her. Her wide acquaintance and her alertness at all times endeared her to many. She was always neighborly and until her death was a constant friend of the children who flocked about her door.
Catherine P. PACKER was born January 25th, 1843 in Perry County, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick B. and Elizabeth PACKER. In the year 1852 she moved with her parents and brothers and sisters to Fulton County, Indiana, where they made their home on a farm near Tiosa. In 1862 she was united in marriage with John M. DAVIS and the couple continued to live in the Tiosa neighborhood until 1882 when she moved with her husband and children to Rochester. Mr. Davis preceded her in death about ten years ago.
They were the parents of eight children, seven sons and one daughter. The youngest son, Marion L. [DAVIS], died when about two years old and the daughter, Mrs. Rosa McKEE, passed away sixteen years ago. The surviving sons are Ostinell [DAVIS] of Indianapolis, Henry A. [DAVIS] of Louisville, Ky., Dr. Frederick W. [DAVIS] of Jeffersonville, Ind., Vernon J. [DAVIS] of Buffalo, N.Y., Cyrus M. [DAVIS] and Charles A. [DAVIS] of Rochester. She has one brother, the last member of her parents' family living, George PACKER, of Mishawaka, Indiana.
Mrs. Davis was baptized in her childhood days in the Lutheran Church, the church of her parents and in which she remained with her broadened views until the last. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 70 and the Women's Relief Corps for many years.
Her ancestors were of Scotch and German origin coming from England and Germany to America where they served in the Revolutionary War, finally settling in Pennsylvania, thence to Ohio and Indiana.
The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Paul MADER officiating. The six sons will act as pallbearers. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends in this city received word by letter this morning of the death of William KLISE, aged 66, of Fresno, California, which occurred last Friday. Mr. Klise was found dead in bed by his widow. Death according to the coroner was caused by heart disease. Mr. Klise had been suffering with heart disease for the past year.
Mr. Klise was born on a farm near Peru, the son of Jacob and Rebecca [KLISE]. When quite young his parents moved to this county. When he was 25 years of age he was married to Mary KNAPP. Fifteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Klise moved to Fresno to make their home. Mr. Klise was a blacksmith.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Ora [KLISE] and Ivan [KLISE] and a daughter, Mrs. Neva BEARD, all of Fresno, three sisters, Mrs. William WINES of this city, Mrs. Jerry BARR of Peru and Mrs. Theodore HOOVER, of Twelve Mile, and two brothers, Harvey [KLISE] and Byron [KLISE] of this city.
Funeral services for Mr. Klise were held at Fresno Monday afternoon with burial being made in that city.

L. C. "Cass" DILLON, aged 74, prominent banker, stock raiser and farmer who lived just north of Culver near the Culver Military Academy, died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis Thursday from which he never regained consciousness. Mr. Dillon was a brother of the late Jud DILLON of this city, and a relative of Arthur MILLER. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home. Burial will be made at Culver.

Despondent because he was losing his eyesight, Ira C. MILLER, aged 66, retired farmer of near Sidney, committed suicide Sunday morning by hanging himself. Relatives missed him on returning from attending church and began to search for him. His lifeless body was found hanging in a corn crib. Mr. Miller is survived by a large family.

Wednesday, March 7, 1928

[no obits]

Thursday, March 8, 1928

Mrs. Florence LEITER was called to Logansport Wednesday evening by the death of her mother, Mrs. Sarah E. NORTON, aged 68, widow of the late Jacob NORTON who died at 5:45 p.m., after a lingering illness caused by intestinal flu.
Eight children survive, Mrs. Jeanette FRUSHOUR of Dayton, O., Mrs. Margaret LONG of Lafayette, Frank NORTON of Dayton, O., Mrs. Susie GROSS, William [NORTON], Thomas [NORTON] and Raymond NORTON all of Logansport and Mrs. LEITER.
Mrs. Norton had often visited in this city where she had made a number of friends. Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as word is received from relatives who live at distant points.

Among the out of town people here yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine DAVIS were George and Lillie PACKER, Mrs. Ethel ROBBINS, Mrs. Ruth McMILLEN and Mr. and Mrs. Fred McKEE of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton SWINEHART, of South Bend; Mrs. Ida O'BLENIS, Thompsonville, Mich.; Mrs. Dora HAY, Hanna, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. LAUDEMAN, Bremen, Ind.; Mrs. Mollie SHILLING and Mrs. J. C. NELLINS, of Cincinnati, O.;

Miss Flo REAM, Dayton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. BUSH and Mr. & Mrs. STEVENS, of Culver; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon I. DAVIS, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Henry A. DAVIS, of Louisville, Ky.; O. A. DAVIS, of Indianapolis and Dr. Fred DAVIS of Jeffersonville.

Friday, March 9, 1928

Mrs. Lula Rebecca DAVIS, aged 79, a life-long resident of Fulton County, died early Friday morning at her home six miles southeast of Rochester in the Mt. Zion community. Death was due to pneumonia from which she had suffered for the past two weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin DAVIS, and when a young woman was married to William DAVIS. For the past 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived in the Mt. Zion neighborhood. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are the husband, two sons, Almo [DAVIS], of South Bend, and Frank [DAVIS], of Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. George ERWIN and Mrs. Frank ERWIN, of Marion, Mrs. Della PONTIOUS, of Rochester, and Mrs. Bert DAVIS, of Culver. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the Mt. Zion Church with Rev. Harley DAVIS, of Marion, in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city.

Word was received here Friday morning of the death of Eldon KINDIG, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. KINDIG, of Bunker Hill, Ind. The deceased was a nephew of C. V. and W. E. KINDIG of Rochester. He was a member of the Bunker Hill High School basketball team and played at Peru last Friday evening, death coming suddenly of uremic poisoning.

Saturday, March 10, 1928

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah NORTON of Logansport, mother of Mrs. Florence LEITER, will be held from the residence in Logansport at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the Davis cemetery at Burnettsville.

Chief of Police Bert KESTNER has received word of the death of his uncle, Anthony KESTNER, which occurred Thursday at his home in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Kestner, [who] was a Civil War veteran, visited here several years ago.

Funeral services for Ray ANDERSON aged 41, local salesman for the Northern Indiana Power who was killed in an automobile accident near Argos early Thursday evening when his machine skidded on the wet pavement of Federal Road 31, will be held from the Johnson Funeral Home in Plymouth Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial being made at Plymouth.
The car which Mr. Anderson was driving at the time he met his death, a Studebaker roadster which at one time was the property of Guy BARR, was towed to this city Friday afternoon by employees of the M. & M. Garage on East Seventh Street. The machine was practically demolished.
Mr. Anderson, before accepting employment with the Northern Indiana Power Company, operated the Arcade tea room at Winona Lake. At one time Mr. Anderson was the advertising manager of the Plymouth Democrat and what is now the Blue Bird Cafe in Plymouth, and was for a time proprietor of the Plymouth News Stand.

Coroner R. C. JOHNSON of Plymouth will hold his inquest into the death of Anderson at Plymouth Monday afternoon it was learned from Plymouth this morning. A number of witnesses have been called to testify. It is thought the coroner's verdict will be death by accident. No persons have been found who saw the accident. It is thought Anderson was driving at a high rate of speed before his car skidded on the wet pavement. Anderson's death was due to a broken back and crushed chest the coroners death certificate shows.
At the time of his death Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were not living together is was learned from Warsaw. Mrs. Anderson, who was a daughter of W. D. CORY of Argos, had applied for a divorce from her husband in the Kosciusko county circuit court on December 19, 1927 charging him with cruel and injuman treatment. The case is still on the docket for trial. The Andersons who were married on October 11, 1916 had no children.

Monday, March 12, 1928

William Jerome SWANK, aged 64, bachelor, died at his farm home six and a half miles south of this city in the Green Oak neighborhood at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon after a three days illness caused by pneumonia. Neighbors went to the Swank home Friday after they had not seen the aged gentleman doing his chores for several days. It was then that they found him ill. Swank lived by himself.
Mr. Swank was born in Miami county on November 8, 1864 and moved to this county when quite young with his parents, George and Fietta SWANK. He has lived in this county practically all of his life except for brief periods when he temporarily resided in several western states.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. William GOTTSCHALK and Mrs. George GOTTSCHALK, both of whom live near Green Oak, and Mrs. Adam HOFFMAN of Anderson. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Green Oak which organization will have charge of the funeral service from the United Brethren church here at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Relatives in Akron received word Saturday of the death of Chester LONG, aged 30, which occurred Friday in Los Angeles, California after a week's illness caused by blood poisoning, which developed from a cut on the hand. The deceased was born on a farm near Disko on January 10, 1898. His parents were John and Rosa LONG.
Mr. Long was a graduate of the Akron high school in the class of 1916. After graduating from high school Mr. Long spent several years traveling in Canada and Alaska. For the past five years he had lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in a creamery.
Survivors are a brother, Worth [LONG] of Los Angeles, an uncle, Harvey LONG of Akron, and seven sisters, Mrs. Frank TEETER, Mrs. Henry YARIAN, Mrs. Jacob MADLEM, Mrs. David BROWN and Mrs. Mary GAERTE, all of Akron., Mrs. Orian KRIEG and Mrs. Amanda FITES, both of Gilead. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Tuesday, March 13, 1928

[no obits]

Wednesday, March 14, 1928

Culver, Ind., March 14 (INS) - George GROVE, 65, well known farmer living two miles west of this city, committed suicide shortly before noon Monday by hanging himself from a rafter in his barn. Ill health is thought to have prompted his act.
Grove and his wife lived alone on the farm they have occupied for the past 25 years. He was always considered a man of cheerful disposition. Grove became morose and despondent several weeks ago. His general physical condition is held responsible.
The body was found by the wife who went in search of her husband after he failed to return from a visit to the farm's outbuildings.

Thursday, March 15, 1928

Ralph KIRKENDALL, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. KIRKENDALL, 1214 South Elm street, passed away at 3:45 o'clock Thursday morning following an illness of lengthy duration from a complication of diseases. The deceased was a graduate of the Rochester High School in the year of 1926. Several months ago he went to Colorado in hopes of benefitting his health, but later returned and gradually grew weaker.
Ralph, son of W. F. and Ella KIRKENDALL, was born in Rochester on February 3, 1908. The deceased had been a resident of this city all of his life and leaves a wide circle of friends among the younger people of this community. Besides the mother and father he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Hugh [KIRKENDALL] at home, Raymond [KIRKENDALL] of Cincinnati, Mrs. Maude CARLSON of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Kate FREE, of Cleveland, O. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Friends and relatives living near Athens have received word of the death of Mrs. Lodema A. SPURLOCK, aged 19, wife of Ira SPURLOCK of South Bend, who died Tuesday night after an illness of one day.
Surviving are the husband, infant son and three brothers, Fred [HARMAN], Edgar [HARMAN] and Walter HARMAN, all of South Bend. Mrs. Spurlock was born in South Bend, April 29, 1908 and was a life long resident of that city. She was married June 28, 1927. The funeral services will be held in South Bend Friday afternoon with burial in that city.

Friday, March 16, 1928

Funeral services for Ralph KIRKENDALL will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. F. KIRKENDALL, 2114 Elm Street. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be in charge and burial will be made in Citizens cemetery.

Saturday, March 17, 1928

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Monday, March 19, 1928

Isaac [MILLER], ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. MILLER, who live four miles northeast of Roann, was fatally injured at noon today and Eugene FIDERS aged 11 a son of Charles FIDERS of Roann, was badly injured when a bicycle on which both were riding crashed into the rear of a truck of the Pike Lumber Company of Akron, driven by a Mr. BUSH. The Miller boy was riding on the handle bars of the bicycle when Fiders, whose view of the road was thus obstructed, peddled directly into a trailer at the back of the truck. A heavy overhanging log on the same crushed Miller's skull. He died before a doctor arrived. Fiders suffered a broken right arm. The accident occurred at the south approach of the Eel river covered bridge at the north edge of Roann. Both lads are students at the Roann school and the accident occurred during the recess at the noon hour.

Samuel Ferris THOMPSON, aged 82, life-long resident of Newcastle township, passed away at his home in Talma Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Death resulted after a three weeks' illness from influenza. Mr. Thompson followed the occupation of farmer and well driver and was well known all over the northern section of Fulton county.
Samuel Ferris, son of James and Martha THOMPSON, was born on a farm in Newcastle township on August 18th, 1845. About sixty years ago [April 3, 1868] he was united in marriage [to Eliza Ann YAZEL]. To this union six children were born, three of whom with the invalid widow, Mrs. Eliza Anne THOMPSON, survive. The children are: Mrs. Fred BATZ of Leiters Ford, James THOMPSON of Churubusco and Elza [THOMPSON] at home. The deceased lost two sons in the World War, Edward [THOMPSON] and Frank [THOMPSON]. Besides the immediate family he leaves the following brothers and sisters: William [THOMPSON], a twin brother, residing at Akron; Owen [THOMPSON] of Mentone; Mrs. Lib JEFFERIES and Mrs. Sue ROGERS of near Talma; Mrs. Lou WOODS, of Lowell, Ind. Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also mourn his departure.
Funeral services will be held at the Talma Christian church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. HODNADY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Tuesday, March 20, 1928

Walter DeWALD, 49, widely known and respected farmer, who lives northwest of Macy, was found dead in the haymow of the barn at his home Monday evening, after he had been missing all afternoon. At his side was a small target rifle and a bullet wound was found through his heart, leaving evidence that he had taken his own life sometime earlier. Relatives were at a loss to understand a reason for his act giving financial worries as the only possible cause as he had expressed concern over a cash payment to be made. He was highly respected in the Macy community where he had lived for many years, was a peaceable type of man and had a host of friends who mourn with the relatives at his unexpected death.
Mrs. DeWALD said that about 2:30 Monday afternoon her husband left for the barn to do some chores. She said she was working in the yard and saw him at the barn door about 2:30 and after that did not see him again. When he did not appear at the house at supper time she became worried and called her brother, Earl QUICK, and her neighbor, John DUEY. The two men arrived shortly and made a search of the premises. They discovered the body in the haymow about eight o'clock. Dr. P. D. CARTER of Macy, health officer, and Deputy Coroner Dr. Earl WAITE, of Gilead, were both summoned at once and gave the opinion that it was death from suicide.

The searchers stated that they found the small rifle beside the body with an exploded shell in the magazine. In searching the pockets they found a shell which had evidently been used in the gun and failed to explode and this led them to believe that Mr. DeWald had pulled the trigger once and when the shell failed to explode had reloaded and been successful on the second effort. It was the opinion of the doctors that the man had been dead several hours when his body was found and Mrs. DeWald stated she thought her husband must have shot himself between three and four in the afternoon as at that time she heard the dog barking unusually loud in the barn but paid no attention to it.
William Walter DeWALD was born October 13, 1879, at the family home south of Deedsville, the son of William and Emma DeWALD. In 1904 he was married to Ida QUICK and two children were born to this union. He had lived with his family in the Macy neighborhood for the last 18 years.
The deceased leaves a wife, Ida QUICK DeWALD, a son Marvin DeWALD who is in an aviation school near Chicago, a daughter, Dorothy [DeWALD], and his mother, Mrs. Emma DeWALD, five sisters, Mrs. Ezra HOFFMAN, Mrs. Oliver SNYDER, of Akron, Mrs. Edna ZIMMERMAN, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Bertha FRIEND, near Perrysburg, Mrs. Ida TOMBAUGH, north of Chili, and four brothers, Charles [DeWALD], Emmon [DeWALD], Grover [DeWALD], and Harvey [DeWALD], all of the Denver community.
The funeral will be held on Thursday at the home and will be private with burial at Plainview Cemetery.

A. Delbert GEYER, 75, well known former resident of the Macy community, died Monday at nine o'clock at his home near Perrysburg as the result of Brights disease and heart trouble. He had been ill for five years.
Mr. Geyer was born in the Macy neighborhood and lived there most of his life moving only recently to his present location. He married Miss Hanna EWER about thirty years ago and to this union was born four children who survive him with the wife. He was a member of the Church of Christ at the Mud Creek [Lake] Chapel on Federal Road 31.
Those who survive him are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lavon WISLER, of Twelve Mile, three sons, Lamount GEYER of Leiters Ford, Merrit [GEYER] and Paul [GEYER] who live at home, and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the Mud Creek [Lake] Chapel at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Mr. JOHNS, Mentone, officiating. Burial in the chapel cemetery there.

Wednesday, March 21, 1928

Coming as a shock to the residents of Kewanna and vicinity was the sudden death Wednesday morning of Dr. Albert I. GILBERT, 55, prominent physician of Kewanna, which occurred at five o'clock at the Gilbert home. Dr. Gilbert had not been well for the past few weeks but on Tuesday had remarked that he was feeling better than he had for six weeks. In the evening Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert were dinner guests of friends and it was after his return home at 8:30 he suffered a heart attack and was ill for the remainder of the night, death occurring at five o'clock.
Dr. Gilbert was born in Dark County, Ohio on June 21st, 1873 the son of James and Anna GILBERT. He had practiced medicine in Kewanna for the past 24 years having come there following his graduation at the Cincinnati Medical College. On April 4th, 1907 he was married to Miss Nettie COOK of Kewanna. He was an active member of the Masonic and Eastern Star Chapters and of the Methodist Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, Dr. James GILBERT, of Logansport. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Kewanna Methodist Church. Rev. H. L. HARGRAVE will officiate and burial wil be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Daniel Vorhees GROGG, wealthy farmer living eight miles southeast of Akron near the Hoosier Slide school, died at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon following an illness of a week's duration. Death was due to complications which developed following an attack of the influenza.
Mr. Grogg, who was 63 years of age, was born on October third, 1864, the son of Joseph and Mary GROGG. His entire life had been spent on the farm where he died, and on March 15th, 1890 he was married to Katherine RAUSCH.
Surviving the deceased are the widow and a brother, Leander GROGG, who lives southeast of Akron. Mr. and Mrs. Grogg's only child, George GROGG, a veterinary, died a few years ago. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Charles WEIDNER, one of Argos' prominent citizens and business men died at the Kelly hospital at seven o'clock Tuesday evening. He has been in failing health for about a year, and for the past ten days has been in the hospital. He was 59 years old. He is survived by his wife and three children, Margaret ZAHM, Charles [WEIDNER], Jr., and Paul [WEIDNER], all of Argos. He has also one sister, Elizabeth WEIDNER of Peru.
Mr. Weidner had built up an extensive Dill Pickle and Kraut factory in Argos.
Funeral services will be held in St. Michael Catholic church Plymouth at nine o'clock Friday morning, and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery west of Plymouth.

Thursday, March 22, 1928

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Friday, March 23, 1928

Mrs. Axel HECTOR, who lives on a farm near Bruce Lake, early this week received a letter from her brother in Wabstema, Sweden written on February 20 stating that her mother, Mrs. Johanna JOHANNSON, and brother had died during the preceding week. Mrs. Johannson's death was caused by infirmities incident to old age while her son's death was caused by inflamation of the brain. The death of the brother was particularly sad to Mrs. [Hector] as she had received a letter from him written on February 14 saying he was to be married in a few days. He took sick on February 15 and died three days later. Mrs. Hector came to this country 30 years ago and has never been back to her home since.

John STINNETT, West Eighth Street, has received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. BUTLER, which occurred at ten o'clock Thursday night at her home in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Stinnett, who was called to her sister's bedside, arrived in Memphis at 6:30 Thursday evening.

Saturday, March 24, 1928

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of D. G. SMITH, aged 70, a former resident of this city which occurred Thursday at a hospital in Evansville, Ind. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born in Lagro, Indiana on April 15th, 1858 the son of Edward and Julia SMITH. For the past thirty years he had served as an organizer of Maccabee lodges which position he held when a resident of Rochester. He left this city in 1911 and had been living in Evansville for several years. Surviving are one son, Walter SMITH, of Muncie and two sisters, Mrs. Theo. KESSLING and Mrs. Robert HERLY, of Los Angeles, California.

Mrs. Effie WILSON, 44, formerly of this city, passed away at her home in Elwood, Ind., Thursday afternoon following an illness of a year's duration from influenza and complications.
Effie [GELBAUGH], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. GELBAUGH, was born in Rochester in the year of 1884 and resided in this city for 23 years. Several years ago she was married to F. A. WILSON and to this union four children were born. The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons, Donald [WILSON], of Chicago, John [WILSON] at home; two daughters, Kathryn [WILSON] and Maryann [WILSON] both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Alf CARTER of this city and Mrs. Milton ROBINSON of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held in Kewanna Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Hugh WILSON. Rev. HILDEBRANDT, of Culver, will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Kewanna.

Stephen A. LUTZ, aged 68 died at 6:16 this morning at his home three miles south of Fulton, on the Michigan Road, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Lutz had been ill for the past ten days.
The deceased was born at Walton, Ind., the son of Joseph and Almena LUTZ, and had lived in the Fulton vicinity for the past ten years, having moved there from Mexico. Last fall Mr. Lutz purchased the old Fairview church near his home and converted it into a filling station which he has since been operating. He was a member of the Baptist church at Mexico.
Surviving are the widow and eight children. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bunker Hill Baptist Church and burial will be made in the cemetery there.

Monday, March 26, 1928

Mrs. Elizabeth RICE, aged 76, widow of the late Perry O. RICE, died Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the home of her niece, Mrs. Michael SHERIDAN, 1012 South Jefferson street, with whom she had made her home for the past two years following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered on March 18.
The deceased [Elizabeth BAILEY] was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on September 24, 1851 and was the daughter of William and Mahala BAILEY who were pioneer residents of Aubbeenaubbee township. Mrs. Rice has lived in various parts of Fulton County throughout her entire life. She was a member of the Burton Evangelical Church.
Survivors are three brothers, William [BAILEY] of near Leiters Ford, Lewis [BAILEY] of this city and Charles N. [BAILEY] of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Emma DRAPER, of Indianapolis. Funeral services were held from the Sheridan home this afternoon with Rev. H. L. ANDERSON in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The second death within three weeks in the Phillip KINGERY family of Kewanna occurred at 8:30 Sunday evening when Miss Nora KINGERY, aged 44, passed away following illness of several years. Miss Kingery had been in ill health for the past nine years, however, her condition had not been serious since the death of her mother, three weeks ago. Death was due to cancer of the stomach and heart trouble.
Miss Kingery was born in Carroll County on February 14th, 1884 and moved to Kewanna with her parents 19 years ago. She was a member of the Brethren Church. Surviving are the father, three brothers, Arthur [KINGERY] of Cutler, Ind., Manford [KINGERY], of Kewanna, and William [KINGERY] of Lowell, Ind.; three sisters, Delilah [KINGERY] and Lulu Marjorie [KINGERY] at home and Mrs. Retta ALLEN, of Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, however burial will be made in the Maplelawn cemetery near Flora.

Tuesday, March 27, 1928

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the Brethren Church at Mexico for the late Wilber RABER, 48, blacksmith of Mexico who died at his home in Mexico Monday morning at 7 o'clock after a sixteen weeks illness from complications. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Mexico.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Hattie (STEELE) RABER, his mother, four children and seven brothers and sisters. The children are: Mrs. Russell BRAKEBILL, Claude [RABER], Francis [RABER] and Ernest [RABER], all of Mexico, and the brothers and sisters are, Mrs. Charles KNAUFF, Walter [RABER], Chester [RABER], Earl [RABER], Bert [RABER], Guy [RABER], and Deo [RABER], all of Miami county. The deceased has held memberships in the Baptist Church of Mexico, the Masonic lodge of Mexico and the Eagles lodge of Peru.
Mr. Raber was born in Fulton county and was the son of Frank and Rebecca RABER. He lived for many years at Macy. Mr. Raber's father it will be remembered died in Woodlawn Hospital here on January 16, from injuries which he received when he was struck by an automobile while he was walking on the cement road leading from F.R. 31 to Macy.

Wednesday, March 28, 1928

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Thursday, March 29, 1928

Orlando EMMONS, aged 79, one of Fulton county's prominent pioneer citizens passed away at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his half-sister, Mrs. Roy GORDON, 302 Fulton avenue, this city. Death resulted from complications inherent advanced years. Last October Mr. Emmons suffered an attack of neuritis and a few weeks later went to Martinsville sanitarium in hopes of benefitting his health, however his condition gradually grew worse.
Orlando, son of Finley and Lucinda EMMONS was born on a farm in Newcastle township on April 2, 1850. In the year of 1879 he was united in marriage at Rochester to Miss Harriett HAYS, of Ohio. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. For many years Mr. Emmons followed the occupation of farming and later operated a general store at Richland Center. During the past several years he had retired from active duty making his home in Rochester. Mrs. Emmons preceded him in death seven years ago.

The deceased is survived by the following relatives, three sons, Chas. F. [EMMONS], Aubra [EMMONS] of this city, Harley [EMMONS] of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Naomi TRIMBLE, of Plymouth, Mich., and Miss Etta EMMONS, this city; two half-sisters, Mrs. Roy GORDON, Rochester, Mrs. Max HISEY, of South Bend, and a half-brother, Hugh "Pat" EMMONS of Mishawaka.
The funeral services will be held at the Emmons' home, 315 West 5th street, 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Miss Thelma BLUE, aged 29, a student at the University of Wisconsin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Con BLUE, formerly of Mentone, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben BLUE, now residents of Mentone, died Monday morning in a hospital at Madison, Wis. A week ago she submitted to an operation for removal of the appendix and never rallied or regained consciousness following the operation.
Miss Blue was not suddenly stricken with an attack of appendicitis but had been bothered chronically with it for several years and had decided to have her appendix removed. The news of her demise was a shock to her many relatives and friends in Mentone and Talma.
Miss Blue lived for years with her parents and brother in Mentone and went to school there. At the University of Wisconsin she was taking a course in medicine and had in her mind that she wanted to be a doctor.
Besides her parents and grandparents mentioned above she leaves another grandmother, Mrs. William KING, formerly of Talma and now making her home with Mr. and Mrs. Con Blue in Madison, Wis. A small brother also survives.
The body was shipped to Mentone where it arrived at 11 o'clock Thursday morning and was taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Blue. Funeral services will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mentone Baptist church.

Friday, March 30, 1928

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Saturday, March 31, 1928

Argos, Ind., March 31 -- Mrs. Frank BARLOW died in her home, 310 West Broadway, Argos, Thursday morning. She had been ill for a number of months. Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Lewis VOLLMAN, of Winnetka, Ill., Mrs. William VANCE, of Peru, and Mrs. Isaac BARLOW, of Argos. Funeral services will be held in the Argos Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery.

Monday, April 2, 1928

Mrs. Stella GILL OVERMYER, aged 59, who has been married to Schuyler OVERMYER a farmer of near Bruce Lake for only a month, died in St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport at 1:30 a.m. Sunday of peritonitis which developed after an operation for appendicitis which was performed Saturday morning. Mrs. Overmyer had been ill only a week.
Mrs. Overmyer [Stella WALBURN] was born on a farm near Wakarusa and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert WALBURN. When she was quite young the deceased parents moved to Pulaski county. In 1883 she was married to A. J. GILL who died several years ago.

Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the Rebekah, Maccabees and Royal Neighbors Lodges of Winamac. Survivors are the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Louise SKINNER, Wolcottville, Mrs. Nettie HOUSER, Delong, and Mrs. Betty STOUTS of Lagrange and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Pleasant Hill Church at Lake Bruce. Rev. T. L. HANDSCHU will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Winamac cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Vada TEEL, aged 76, wife of John TEEL died at one o'clock Sunday morning at her home on the Jacob MEYERS farm two miles west of this city. Death was due to heart trouble from which Mrs. Teel had suffered for the past eight weeks.
The deceased [Sarah Vada BARNETT] was born in Hamilton County, Ohio on March 22, 1852. Her parents were Chas. and Sarah BARNETT. Mr. and Mrs. Teel, who celebrated their fifty-second wedding anniversary in November, lived until six years ago on farms in the vicinity of Denver.
Mrs. Teel was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church at Corinth. Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Melvin LEFFEL of Mexico, and two sisters, Mrs. Dollie REED of Adamsboro and Mrs. Normie WALTERS of Walkerton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Brethren Church at Mexico. Burial will be made in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Mexico.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of Walter DeWALD last Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Ezra HOFFMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver SNYDER and Mrs. Willard KUHN of Akron; Owen SNYDER of Waukegan, Ill, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh WILLIAMS of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Earl QUICK and Mr. and Mrs. Orville QUICK of LaPorte; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin SWIGERT and Mrs. Amanda SWIGERT of Gilead; Ralph HOFFMAN of Deedsville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank SMOKER, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. SMOKER and William SMOKER, of Pleasant Hill; Mr. and Mrs. FRIEND and Mrs. Emma DeWALD of Perrysburg; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DeWALD, Mr. and Mrs. Ammon DeWALD, Mr. and Mrs. Grover DeWALD and Mr. and Mrs. Harry DeWALD, and their families, of Denver; and James DeWALD who resides north of Rochester.

Tuesday, April 3, 1928 and Wednesday, April 4, 1928

[no obits]

Thursday, April 5, 1928

Rochester relatives have been informed of the death of Col. C. O. TRIBBETT, aged 65, of Thorntown, which occurred Tuesday at his home in that city. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Darlington. Col. Tribbett, who was an auctioneer, had often conducted sales in this part of the state.

Charles and Lisle KREIGHBAUM were today apprised of the death of their uncle, Nelson FOLK, of North Liberty, which occurred Wednesday. The Kreighbaum brothers will attend the funeral which will be held at the Folk home at North Liberty, Friday afternoon.

Friday, April 6, 1928

Mrs. Lon [?] HOOVER has been informed of the death of her nephew's wife, Mrs. Kenneth SINGLETON, of Chicago, which occurred a few days ago. Burial was made in Bloomington, Illinois Thursday. Mr. Singleton formerly lived in Rochester and has many friends in this city.

Word has been received by friends in Rochester of the death of John Franklin THOMPSON, aged 68, which occurred on Tuesday, March 20th at the Covina hospital in Glendora, California. Death was due to complications which developed following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born in Rochester, leaving here 18 years ago for California where he has since resided. For the past eight years he had been an employee of the city of Glendora. His only close relative is a sister, Mrs. M. H. MERRICK, of Glendora.

Saturday, April 7, 1928

Mrs. Rachael UMBAUGH, aged 77 years, well-known resident of the Tiosa neighborhood passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Biddinger, Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock south of Argos. Death resulted from a compliction of diseases from which the patient suffered for the past three weeks.
Racheal [SHOBE], daughter of Samuel and Mary SHOBE, was born in Lima, Ohio, in the year of 1851 and came to Fulton county with her parents, when quite young. The deceased was married to John UMBAUGH and resided practically all her life near Tiosa, Mr. Umbaugh preceding her in death six years ago. Mr. Umbaugh for several years served on the board of Fulton county commissioners. The deceased was a member of the Tiosa Lutheran church.
Mrs. Umbaugh is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. Dan BIDDINGER, of Argos; Mrs. Arthur BORDEN, Tiosa; Mrs. George DITEMAN, Wewisburg [sic], Ohio; Mrs. Udell ALEMAN, Kewanna; a step-daughter, Mrs. Arthur WILKINSON, Indianapolis; sons: Arthur UMBAUGH, Ladyslip, Wis.; Allen [UMBAUGH], of near Argos; Horton [UMBAUGH] of Etna Park, Ill.; Fred [UMBAUGH] of Harvey, Ill., and step-sons, Frank UMBAUGH of Argos and Ed [UMBAUGH] of Lima, Ohio, and one brother, Cyrus SHOBE of Rochester.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Tiosa Lutheran church with the Rev. Paul MADER of Rochester in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester Mausoleum.

Monday, April 9, 1928

A. P. COPELAND Sunday received word of the death of his sister-in-law Mrs. Joseph COPELAND which occurred at her home in Chaiton, Iowa earlier in the day. Mrs. Copeland had often visited with her relatives in this city. Mr. Copeland will attend the funeral which will take place at Chariton Tuesday afternoon.

Samuel A. WATSON, aged 72, better known as "Indiana Red" was found dead in his bed by his widow Sunday morning at their home in Georgetown, east of Logansport. Death was due to acute dilation of the heart. Mr. Watson had been suffering with heart disease for several years and was under a doctor's care a greater portion of the time. Saturday Mr. Watson was in Logansport, where he obtained medicine from his doctor.
Mr. Watson was born on a farm in White county, March 3, 1856 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael WATSON. When he was 21 years of age Mr. Watson married Ida PAYNE. They came to this county where they lived on farms in the Loyal and Leiters Ford neighborhoods for a number of years. Twelve years ago Mr. Watson purchased a general store at Georgetown, where he has since resided. The deceased was known by many persons in Northern Indiana. While a resident of this county Mr. and Mrs. Watson made all of the county fairs in this section of the state where they operated a pop corn and home made crackerjack stand.
Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Goldie REISCH of Logansport and Mrs. Jesse ELLIS of Niles, Michigan, and a grandson, Beryl WATSON, who made his home with his grandparents. A son it will be remembered was killed in an automobile accident near Bruce Lake several years ago. Mr. Watson was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Russiaville.
Funeral services for Mr. Watson will be conducted from the Leiters Ford Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. The Leiters Ford Odd Fellows Lodge will have charge of the services at the grave. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Coming as a shock to the people of the Akron and Silver Lake communities is the death of Miss Alta Mae SUMME, aged 23, which occurred at 4:45 Sunday evening at a hospital in Elkhart following an illness of twelve days. Death was due to peritonitis and pneumonia which developed following an operation for appendicitis four days ago.
Miss Summe was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SUMME, four miles northeast of Akron, and was born in Kosciusko county, near Silver Lake on August 23rd, 1904. She attended the Silver Lake high school and for the past year had been employed as a telephone operator in Elkhart.
Surviving are the parents and two brothers, Lloyd [SUMME] and Maynard [SUMME], of near Silver Lake.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Palestine Church with Rev. Estel PERRY, of Elkhart, officiating. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.

Mrs. Oscar SHIELDS, aged 56, who for many years lived on a farm near Talma, died at her home in South Bend Saturday evening following a stroke of apoplexy. Her death was entirely unexpected.
The deceased who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses WOLFORD was born on a farm near Twelve Mile. She lived on farms in Cass and Fulton counties after her marriage until 12 years ago when she moved to South Bend.
Mrs. Shields was a member of the Methocist Church.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Harley [SHIELDS] and Charles [SHIELDS] of South Bend and a daughter, Mrs. Clarence GOSS, also of South Bend. Funeral services were held this afternoon in South Bend with burial in the Roselawn cemetery there.

Miss Ruth DONALDSON, aged 30, who lived with her parents near Leiters Ford for several years, died at her home near Bass Lake Saturday night. The deceased had been in ill health for some time and only recently underwent a mastoid operation in a Chicago hospital from which she never fully recovered. Funeral services will be held from the Monterey Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday with Father Herman HUMMER in charge. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Monterey.

Tuesday, April 10, 1928

Lewis POLK, West Ninth Street, has received word of the death of his father M. D. POLK, aged 58, which occurred Monday morning at his home in San Luis Obispo, California. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. Polk formerly lived at Warsaw.

Wednesday, April 11, 1928

Mrs. Amanda [STOCKBERGER] HISEY BAIR, aged 80, well known resident of Rochester, died suddenly at 11:30 Tuesday night at her home at 328 East Ninth Street following a heart attack. Mrs. Bair had been in ill [health] for the past four years, following a stroke of paralysis, but her condition was not considered serious until she suffered the fatal heart attacks a half hour before her death.
The deceased [Amanda STOCKBERGER] was born on March 16, 1848 in Perry County, Ohio, the daughter of George and Eliza STOCKBERGER. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Henry HISEY who for many years was connected with Joel STOCKBERGER in the hardware business. After his death she married Nelson BAIR who is also deceased.
Surviving are one son, Lee HISEY, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Della GARVEN, of Philadelphia; two btothers, Dr. Emanuel STOCKBERGER, of Milford, Ind., and Myron STOCKBERGER, of Newton, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Mary BYBEE, of Hammond, Mrs. Tillie BROWN of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Eliva SEE, of Palestine, Ind.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending the arrival of her children.

Word has been received in this city of the death in Indianapolis Tuesday morning of Harry E. GRUBE who was prominent in democratic circles in Plymouth, South Bend and Rochester several years ago. Mr. Grube at one time served as state senator. The body will be returned to Plymouth for burial. Mr. Grube was born near Argos.

Thursday, April 12, 1928

Coming as a shock to the residents of the Tiosa community and East Rochester is the death of Mrs. Lucille COLLINS DILSAVER, aged 22, of 319 Manitou Avenue, which occurred at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital. Mrs. Dilsaver had been ill since Tuesday morning, death being due to child birth.
The deceased was born at Tiosa on March 13th, 1906 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collins. All her life, with the exception of the past year, had been spent in the Tiosa community where she was very well known. On August sixth, 1927 she was married to Theodore DILSAVER and since that time had lived in East Rochester. She was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church at Tiosa.
Surviving are the husband and infant daughter, Betty Jean [DILSAVER]; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank COLLINS of Tiosa, and her grandfather, Chauncy COPLEN, of Talma.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church with the Rev. CLARK, of North Liberty in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery. A short prayer service will also be held at the Dilsaver home at one o'clock.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Amanda BAIR will be conducted from the Baptist Church at 2:30 o'clock Friday with the Rev. Paul MADER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, April 13, 1928

Mrs. Joel BRUBAKER, aged 83, one of the best known residents of this city, died at 8:45 Thursday night at her home 1015 Jefferson Street following an illness of eleven days, death being due to complications incident to advanced age. Mrs. Brubaker had been in poor health for several years but her condition was not considered serious until a few days ago.
Lavanda Isabel DENISTON was born in Eaton, Ohio on June 26th, 1844, the daughter of Ethan Allen and Mary Ann DENISTON. On August 14th, 1864 she was married to Joel BRUBAKER at Peru, Indiana. After living in Miami County for two years Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker moved to the Green Oak community, south of Rochester, where they resided for 52 years. In 1918 they moved to Rochester. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and with her husband, was always very active in the work of this church.
Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker were the parents of nine children, and the first death to occur in this family was their daughter, Mrs. Pearl BIERSDORFER, who died on July 13th, 1927. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Omer CAMERER, south of Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth DOWNS, of Chicago; six sons, Omer [BRUBAKER], of South Bend; William [BRUBAKER], Arthur [BRUBAKER], Walter [BRUBAKER] and Eugene [BRUBAKER], all of Rochester, and Fred [BRUBAKER], of Sioux City, Iowa; two brothers, William DENISTON, of Rochester, and Harvey DENISTON, of St. Johns, Michigan. There are eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Brubaker home with the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Saturday, April 14, 1928

Relatives here have received word of the death of William RECKER, aged six, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul RECKER, former residents of Rochester, which occurred at nine o'clock Friday morning at the Recker home in Chicago. Death was due to cancer of the kidneys from which he had suffered since last July. Surviving are the parents, a brother and a sister. Funeral services will be held at the home in Chicago at 2:30 Monday afternoon.

Ross M. SMITH, aged 43, a resident of Gilead, passed away at his home there Saturday morning at 2:30 o'clock. Death resulted from anemia from which disease the patient had suffered since last January.
Ross M., son of James and Mary SMITH, was born in Perry township in the year of 1885 and has resided in or near Gilead practically all of his life where for many years he operated a store in that town. The deceased, who was a single man, belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose. He is survived by his mother with whom he made his home, and three sisters, Mrs. Harry CAIN, of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Fred BLACKBURN, of Akron and Mrs. John SAVAGE, of Macy.

Funeral services will be held at Gilead Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. LONGENBAUGH, of Claypool in charge. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Monday, April 16, 1928

Charles E. OVERMYER, aged 58, died at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from injuries which he received four hours previous when he was struck by an automobile in front of his home one-quarter of a mile north of this city on Federal Road 31, driven by his first cousin, Ambrose OVERMYER, who lives six miles northwest of this city near the North Germany Church. Death was due to a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. The injured man never regained consciousness after the time he was struck.
Charles Overmyer who was employed by his nephew Cliff OVERMYER in his poultry house on North Main St., had caught a ride home on the rear end of a Ford truck owned by his neighbor, George THOMPSON. Arthur [THOMPSON], son of George Thompson, was driving the car with his father riding in the driver's seat with him. Arthur stopped the car in front of Mr. Overmyer's home to permit him to get off. As he did this Mr. Overmyer said "Much Obliged," which were the last words he ever spoke.
Charles Overmyer without looking walked directly into the side of Ambrose Overmyer's Dodge car the left rear fender striking him with force sufficient to knock him to the pavement. Ambrose who was accompanied by his wife and son, Arthur [OVERMYER] took their injured relative to the Woodlawn Hospital where surgeons after an examination despaired of saving his life. Ambrose Overmyer did everything possible to alleviate the suffering of his cousin, Charles.
Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called and conducted an inquest at which time he examined George and Arthur Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Overmyer and son Arthur. The coroner did not hold Ambrose Overmyer. Monday morning Coroner Zimmerman rendered his verdict in which he exonerated Ambrose Overmyer from all blame as the accident was clearly not his fault.
The Overmyer accident and the Tommy DORAN accident near Grass Creek several months ago were almost identical Coroner Zimmerman stated this morning. Mr. Doran met his death when he walked into the side of a car driven by several Logansport lads who were on their way to Culver to play a basketball game.
Charles Overmyer who has been a lifelong resident of this county, was born in Richland township, the son of Levi and Rosanna OVERMYER. For many years Mr. Overmyer lived on a farm in Richland township. For the past five years he has worked for his nephew Cliff Overmyer in this city. Thirty-three years ago Mr. Overmyer was married to Ida WALTERS.
Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church. Survivors are the widow and three brothers, Frank [OVERMYER] of Richland township, Delbert E. [OVERMYER] of South Bend and Boyd [OVERMYER] of this city. The funeral services were held this afternoon from the Methodist Church with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Dan SMITH, 80 years of age, well-known farmer residing northeast of Athens passed away at his home Saturday evening at 5:30 o'clock following an illness from a complication of diseases from which he had suffered for the past four years. The funeral was held at the Athens church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Samuel STRANG, of LaPaz in charge. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near Athens.
Dan, son of Leonard and Mary SMITH, was born in Union County, Pennsylvania on April 18, 1848, and when but an infant his parents moved to Indiana settling on a farm in Kosciusko county. On March 8th, 1868 he was united in marriage to Lydia HIPSHER and in the year of 1879 moved to the present residence, where he followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Church of God. Besides the widow he leaves the following relatives: four sons, Omer C. [SMITH], of Huntington, Thurman [SMITH], of near Athens, Ernest A. [SMITH], of Leiters Ford, and Fory L. [SMITH], of Akron; two daughters, Mrs. Charles COPLEN, of Akron and Foy L. [SMITH], of Akron; two daugh- [sic] Bend [sic]; two brothers, George W. SMITH of Mentone and Albert SMITH of Athens.

Mrs. John REAM has received word of the death of her uncle, Rev. S. M. VanBLARICOM, aged 63, which occurred Saturday morning at his home in Fairmount, Indiana. Death was due to tuberculosis from which he had suffered for several years.
The deceased was born in Rochester the son of Samuel and Margaret VanBLARICOM and practically all his life had been spent in this vicinity. Forty-one years ago he was married to Jennie BLACKBURN, of this city, and for the past seven years they had lived at Fairmount.
Surviving are the wife, one son, Kenneth [VanBLARICOM], and a daughter, Mrs. Noah SMITH, of Fairmount; a sister, Mrs. Margaret CRUM, of Peru and two brothers, Henry [VanBLARICOM] and Levi VanBLARICOM, of California. Funeral services were held at one o'clock Monday afternoon at the home and burial was made at Fairmount.

Tuesday, April 17, 1928

Mrs. Norman BALDWIN has been called to Mishawaka because of the death of her father, Levi BEHNY which occurred Sunday afternoon after a long illness.

Wednesday, April 18, 1928

Jacob MYERS, aged 77, well known citizen of this city passed away Tuesday evening shortly after 8 o'clock at his residence 1020 Pontiac street, death resulting from a complication of diseases from which the deceased had suffered since last fall. For many years Mr. Myers operated a fruit farm west of this city and was always engaged in the occupation of farming as long as his health permitted.
Jacob A. MYERS was born in Miami Co., July 6, 1851. He was the youngest of thirteen children born to Jacob and Nancy MYERS, all of whom have preceded him in death. On March 15, 1874 he was united in marriage with Mary C. CYPHERD. Mr. Myers was a member of I.O.O.F. lodge of this city. Besides the widow the deceased is survived by the following relatives: three children, Mrs. Bertha STAHL and Ray MYERS of this city, Miss Anna MYERS, of South Bend, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 Thursday aftrnoon conducted by Rev. ANDERSON of the Evangelical church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Heydon W. BUCHANAN, a former councilman and an undertaker of Indianapolis who spent many summers at Lake Manitou with his family, died at St. Vincents Hospital there Tuesday morning the result of taking poison last Wednesday with suicidal intent. Mr. Buchanan had on several other occasions tried to kill himself. Besides the widow he is survived by four sons.

Thursday, April 19, 1928

Martin HODGES, aged 70 years, passed away at his home two miles northeast of Talma, at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, after several weeks illness from a complication of diseases. The deceased was well-known among the Newcastle township residents by having resided in that neighborhood for the past 25 years or more.
Martin, son of Samuel and Elizabeth HODGES, was born in this state on April 2, 1858. During his residency in Newcastle township he followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Talma Christian church. Besides the widow Mr. Hodges is survived by the following children: Elmer [HODGES], of South Bend, Mrs. Lucile SARBER, of Muncie, Mrs. Andrew CROCO, of Argos, and Miss Amelia [HODGES], at home.
The funeral will be held at the Talma Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. CLABAUGH, of Middlebury, Ind., in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Mathias CUSICK, 85, 1803 South Michigan street, South Bend, until four years ago a resident of the Delong neighborhood, died at his residence at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning following an eight months illness with the infirmities of old age.
Mr. Cusick was born in Ireland, August 4, 1842, and came to this country when he was 18 years of age. He first lived in Logansport, where he was employed on the canal. Later Mr.Cusick moved with his family to a farm near Delong where he lived practically his entire life time.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary CUSICK, a daughter, Mrs. Mary HART and two sons, James [CUSICK] and Leo CUSICK, all of South Bend; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lillie BROWN, Mrs. Harley SMITHERS and Mrs. Cora SHAMORY, all of South Bend, and one step-son, Fred SMITHERS, of Hoboken, N.J.
While funeral arrangements have not been completed, in all probability the body will be returned to Delong for burial in the cemetery there.

Friday, April 20, 1928

Cary FRY, a farmer living near Royal Center, died in a Kokomo Hospital Thursday night from injuries which he received in an automobile accident near Kokomo Wednesday. Fry was employed in Kokomo driving a truck for a lumber company. He was hurled from the truck when a train hit it. Fry has a number of relatives who live in the southern part of Fulton county.

Funeral services for Mathias CUSICK, a former resident of Delong who died at his home in South Bend Wednesday, will be held from his home Saturday morning with the Rev. Theodore J. HAMMIS of St. Mathews Roman Catholic Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Mrs. Charles DEVOL, aged 75, who on Wednesday of this week passed away at her home in Bourbon, was buried Friday afternoon in the Plainview cemetry at Macy.
Death resulted from a tumorous growth from which the patient had suffered for several months.
Sarah [SAMPSEL], daughter of David and Katherine SAMPSEL, was born in Allen County, Indiana in the year of 1853.

About 35 years ago she resided in Macy where she operated a millinery store, while her husband was employed as town marshal. Mrs. Devol was the last member of her family, the only surviving relatives being a cousin, Mrs. M. W. TRACY, who resides at Macy.

Saturday, April 21, 1928

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Monday, April 23, 1928

George SPEYER, aged 8, died in a hospital at South Bend Friday night from injuries which he received on the previous Monday when he was struck in the head by a swing board on the Culver school grounds. Death was due to a fractured skull an x-ray picture disclosed.
The unfortunate lad was playing in the school yard with other youngsters. He was swinging one youth who after he had gained sufficient momentum jumped from the swing the board coming back and striking George on the left side of the head before he had a chance to get away.
Paralysis set in the left arm and the leg. The lad continued to get worse. After a consultation by doctors it was deemed best to remove George to the South Bend Hospital where a number of specialists were called in consultation. All efforts to save the life of the youth failed.
The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George SPEYER and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held from Culver Methodist Church at two o'clock this afternoon. Burial was made in the Culver cemetery. George's school mates attended the services in a body.

Anthony W. BRUGH, aged 62, well-known farmer of the Leiters Ford neighborhood passed away Sunday evening at 6 o'clock after several years' illness from a complication of diseases.
Anthony W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis BRUGH, was born in the year of 1866 on a farm north of Leiters Ford and resided in that vicinity all of his life. About a year ago his wife, Mrs. Rose BRUGH, preceded him in death. Mr. Brugh was a member of the Maccabee lodge of Leiters Ford. He leaves no immediate relatives but is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

Tuesday, April 24, 1928

Mrs. M. L. SPURLOCK, near Athens, has been informed of the death of her aunt, Mrs. James CALENTINE of South Bend. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at South Bend.

A funeral cortege enroute from Huntington to Argos, paused in Rochester at noon today while lunch was secured at the restaurants. The hearse was carrying the body of Mrs. Jane FINNEY, aged 77, who passed away at her home in Huntington, last Saturday evening. The deceased was the widow of Francis FINNEY, and for several years resided in Argos. Funeral services were held at Argos, Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the cemetery there.

Wednesday, April 25, 1928

Mr. John APT received word this morning of the death of his brother-in-law, Eli COLLINS, of Peru.

Mrs. Amanda McKEE, aged 66 years, passed away at her home 1116 Bancroft Ave., at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening following an illness of lengthy duration from cancer of the stomach.
Amanda SCOTT, daughter of Sterling A. and Susan SCOTT, was born in White County, Ind., on March 4, 1862. In the year 1883 the deceased was united in marriage to Henry PETERS, who preceded her in death in the year of 1900. To this union six children survive. Sterling PETERS and Mrs. Alice SHAFFER of this city, Mrs. Ellen LEFAVER of St. Joe, Michigan, Mrs. Mary LEMKE, of Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Martha REYNOLDS, of Orlando, Fla., John PETERS and Archie McKEE at home. A sister Mrs. William AYERS, resides in Orlando, Fla. In the year of 1902 Mrs. Peters was united in marriage to Jack McKEE of this city who with the above mentioned children and four grandchildren survive.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Evangelical Church of which organization the deceased was a member. The Rev. ANDERSON will be in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Thursday, April 26, 1928

Denver, April 26, (I.N.S.) - Mrs. Elsie WINTON, 19, and her two brothers, Wilbur [STANLEY] and Harvey STANLEY, age nine and 11 were burned to death. Mrs. Winton's year-old girl was probably fatally burned and the husband and father, John WINTON, escaped with slight injuries when fire today destroyed the two-story frame dwelling near here.
Mrs. Winton was caught in the roaring flames after she had rescued the baby and returned to the burning home to save her two brothers.
The fire apparently was caused from an over heated stove.

An all night search by Peru police, his family and friends for Horace WILTSHIRE, 60, former resident of this city and who for many years lived on farms near Athens and Macy, ended Wednesday morning in a Peru undertaking establishment when the aged man was identified by his son, Max WILTSHIRE, with whom he lived at 50 West Franklin Street, Peru. Mr. Wiltshire had been fatally injured in the Nickle Plate railroad yards at Peru dying a few moments after he had been run over by a yard engine. Both limbs were severed at the knees.
The accident happened at the west end of the Nickle Plate yards in Peru. It is presumed the aged man had become exhausted the position in which he was found indicating that he had lain down to rest using his hat which had been folded carefully for a pillow to rest his head. How long Wiltshire had been sleeping no one knows as his presence in the railroad yards was unknown until after the yard engine had passed over him.
The yard engine was in charge of the following crew all of Peru, Yard Conductor Harry FOGLEMAN, Joseph SOUTH, engineer, C. E. RUSSELL, brakeman, L. R. SMITH, fireman, and C. W. BUTCHER, switchman. Immediately after the accident the yardmen noticed Wiltshire rise to a sitting position and suddenly fall backwards, his head and body outside the rails. An emergency call was sent to the Wabash hospital and Dr. M. L. WAGNER was notified. Dr. Wagner found Wiltshire dead and announced that he had probably died within a few minutes after the accident as the shock alone was too great for a man of that age to withstand.

The search for the aged man was instituted early Tuesday evening at the request of his son, Max Wiltshire, with whom he had made his home. Alarmed, when his father failed to return home, Max and several friends searched throughout the business district and later enlisted the aid of the police. Max said his father had not been in good health and he feared the aged man would meet with an accident. The search was still on when a telephone message to the police station announced that a man had been killed in the Nickle Plate yards and that the body had been taken to the Hammond-Jackson funeral home. Max Wiltshire visited the funeral and found the accident victim to be his father.
The deceased was a retired farmer and moved to Peru from Macy eight years ago. Mr. Wiltshire had been in ill health for several years and it is said was subject to fainting spells. When found he carried some medicine on his person. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Lidie FRIEND, of Huntington, Ind., Arch WILTSHIRE and Ben WILTSHIRE of Macy, Curg WILTSHIRE, of Whiting, Ind., and Max WILTSHIRE, of Peru.

Friday, April 27, 1928

Funeral services for Horace WILTSHIRE of Peru, former resident of this city who was killed Wednesday morning when he was run over by a Nickle Plate engine in the yards at Peru, were held this afternoon from the Methodist Church at Macy. Interment was made in the Athens cemetery.

Relatives in this city Thursday afternoon received word of the sudden death of Mrs. Della MUTCHLER, aged 52, which occurred at her home in Muncie at 3:15 p.m. yesterday. An attack of the flu which started last Sunday resulted in a stroke of paralysis which caused her death. The death of Mrs. Mutchler was entirely unexpected. Relatives here believe that Mrs. Mutchler's death was hastened by heart trouble from which disease she had suffered for the past seven years. Mrs. John Paschall, a sister, was at her bedside when Mrs. Mutchler passed away as was the deceased's daughter, Rae.
Mrs. Mutchler [Della CRABBS] was born in North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio on February 16, 1876 and was a daughter of Jonathan and Nancy CRABBS. In 1895 her parents moved to this county. The deceased lived here until 1916 with the exception of a few years spent in Michigan and Chicago. For the past four years Mrs. Mutchler has operated the "Powder Puff Beauty Shoppe" in Muncie. Mrs. Mutchler had received her training as an operator in one of the largest beauty culture schools in Chicago.
Surviving are a daughter, Rae [MUTCHLER] of Muncie, three brothers, James A. CRABBS and Elmer CRABBS of Chicago and L. E. CRABBS of this city, and a sister Mrs. John W. PASCHALL of this city. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and a sister, Dora CRABBS. Mrs. Mutchler was a devout member of the local Methodist Church and although living in Muncie kept her membership in the Rochester church.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mutchler will be held from the home of her brother L. E. Crabbs at the corner of Fulton Avenue and Fifth street at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Interment will be made in the Crabbs family lot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman COPLEN, of this city, Thursday afternoon received word of the death of Mrs. Coplen's sister's husband, Kay HARSHBARGER, which occurred at noon Thursday at a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mr. HARSHBARGER had been ill for several weeks with the influenzaa and on last Sunday underwent a mastoid operation.
The deceased was about 32 years of age and was born and raised in Tennessee. Following his marriage to Miss Mary Jane BARKMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. BARKMAN, of Rochester, they lived in this city where for some time he operated a radio shop. From Rochester they moved to Kewanna where he conducted a motion picture theatre, but for several years had lived in Johnson City, Tennessee, holding a position there as a traveling salesman for automobile accessories.
Surviving are the wife and one son, Kay [HARSHBARGER], Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Barkman left early in the week for Johnson City to be at their son-in-law's bedside and Mr. and Mrs. Coplen departed last night, by motor, to attend the funeral. Burial will be made in Tennessee.

Friends in this city received word by letter today of the death of Ray HART, who dropped dead at Miami, Fla., last week. Mr. Hart was a resident of Marshall, Michigan. He owned a farm west of this city. For many years he traveled through this city for a shoe company. The remains of Mr. Hart were taken to Marshall for burial.

Saturday, April 28, 1928

Miss Wilma DuBOIS, aged 14, youngest child of William DuBOIS, of Peru, formerly of near Macy, died Friday evening at her home in Peru. Death was due to sugar diabetes, from which she had suffered only a few days, and her untimely death comes as a great shock to her relatives and friends.
For many years the DuBois family lived on a farm near Macy, but had lived in Peru for some time. Among the survivors are the father, a sister, Mrs. Leo AMBLER, and a brother, Briggs DuBOIS of near Lake Nyona.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Mud Lake Chapel on State Road [U.S.] 31 South of Rochester, and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Monday, April 30, 1928

David E. STALEY, a retired farmer who for many years lived in the Mt. Olive neighborhood south of Rochester, died at 5:45 Sunday morning at his home in Fulton. Death was due to complication of diseases, incicdent to advanced years, from which he had been ill for the past six weeks.
Mr. Staley, who was 79 years of age, was born in Hendricks County, the son of George and Adeline STALEY. On December 22nd, 1881 he was married to Miss Martha GREGORY and moved to Fulton County, in the Mt. Olive community, where he resided until just a few years ago, moving from there to Fulton. He was a member of the Antioch United Brethren Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Noma REED, who lived with her father; one sister, Mrs. Lydia RICHARDSON, of near Macy; two brothers, Jacob STALEY, of near Fulton and C. F. STALEY, of Logansport. There are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. O. L. RICHART, of Collins, Ind., in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 1, 1928

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Wednesday, May 2, 1928

Rochester relatives and friends were shocked Wednesday when informed of the death of Mrs. Sarah CARITHERS, aged 75, which occurred at 7:45 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Inks, 1164 East Bowman Street, in South Bend. Mrs. Carithers, who had spent the winter at the lake home had been in poor health for some time but her condition was not considered serious until Monday evening when she was suddenly taken very ill.
Mrs. Carithers was one of the pioneer residents of this community having come to Fulton County from Iowa when a small child making her home with her uncle and aunt, the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard SHELTON, south of Rochester in the Woodrow school neighborhood. Her maiden name was Miss Sarah SEBURN and upon reaching womanuood was married to John CARITHERS, who died several years ago. Following her marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Carithers lived on a farm south of Rochester in the Mt. Olive neighborhood, and 14 years ago after his death Mrs. Carithers moved to Rochester residing at 1407 Fourteenth Street. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Progressive Club of this city.
The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Henry NEWCOMB and Mrs. Chester ROBBINS, of Logansport; Mrs. Walter INKS, of South Bend; Mrs. Hudson STANSBURY, of Rochester; two sons, Frank [CARITHERS], of Fulton and Charles [CARITHERS], south of Rochester. There are 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body of Mrs. Carithers was brought to her home in this city, Wednesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's News-Sentinel.

Funeral services for Mrs. Susanne EMMONS, aged 82, were held Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of her son, Harry, in Argos, with the Rev. W. B. COLLIER, of the Argos Methodist Church officiating. The body will be taken to Mt. Morris, Michigan Thursday morning where burial will be made.
Mrs. Emmons, a former resident of the Tiosa community, died Monday night at the home following an illness of five weeks with cancer of the stomach and liver. She [Susanne BURKETT] was born in Pennsylvania in 1845, the only daughter of Dan and Hannah BURKETT, and was married to Jesse W. EMMONS at Rochester. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Emmons lived at Tiosa, moving there from Mt. Morris, Michigan. After the death of her husband she moved to Argos and had lived there for the past three years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
The deceased was the mother of 13 children, eight of whom are living. The survivors are five sons, Dan [EMMONS] of Rochester; Frank [EMMONS], of Mesick, Michigan; Milo [EMMONS], of Mt. Morris, Michigan; Jasper N. [EMMONS], Thompsonville, Michigan, and Harry [EMMONS] of Argos; three daughters, Mrs. Henry ROBBINS, of LaPorte, Mrs. Dora CUNNINGHAM, of Rochester, and Mrs. Delbert LEAVELL of South Bend.

Friends in this city today received word of the death of [Carlos] O. FISH, aged 57, a former resident of this city which occurred in his real estate office at San Diego, Cal., on April 27, following an attack of acute indigestion. The death of Mr. Fish, who lived at Buena Vista, Cal., was entirely unexpected.
Mr. Fish was born in Fulton county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John FISH. Twenty-two years ago he moved with his family to Guthrie, Oklahoma. Fourteen years ago he moved to Buena Vista where he has since been engaged in the real estate and insurance business.
Mr. Fish while a resident of this county was a school teacher. He also served a term as deputy county treasurer under John R. BARR. When he was 25 years of age, Mr. Fish was married to Miss [Addie M. VAMPNER] of this city, who survives him.
Other survivors are the parents, two sons, Dale [FISH] and Hulbert [FISH] and two daughters, Helen [FISH] and Mildred [FISH] all of whom live in San Diego with the exception of Helen who resides in Santa Barbara. Funeral services for Mr. Fish were held in San Diego Monday. Burial was made in San Diego.

Thursday, May 3, 1928

John Henry FLORA, aged 66, well-known farmer residing seven miles northeast of Akron, died at his farm home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Death resulted after two years illness from diabetes.
John Henry, son of John and Nancy FLORA, was born on a farm in Wabash [county] in the year of 1862, and moved in the vicinity of Akron when quite young. In the year of 1885 he was united in marriage to Alice BROWN and to this union eight children survive with the widow. The deceased followed the occupation of farming up until his recent illness forced his retirement. The survivors are one son, Bertie [FLORA], at home; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle ROBINSON, of Peru, Mrs. Bessie HARMAN, of Roann, Mrs. Della GOLDEN, of Mishawaka, Miss Marie FLORA, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Raymond FLORA of Mishawaka.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Lee HILL will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Log Bethel Church with burial being made in the adjacent cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah CARITHERS, who died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter INKS, in South Bend, will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon in her home at 1407 Fourteenth Street. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Jacob A. WILSON of South Bend which occurred Tuesday night following an illness of four years with complications. Mr. Wilson was born near Leiters Ford. He lived in Aubbeenaubbee township for many years. He is survived by sons and a number of brothers and the widow, three daughters and four sisters.

Royal Center, May 3. -- The wheels of life and death spun once more yesterday, carrying away the spirit of Mrs. Isaac ALLEN, 64, living six miles northeast of here, while her husband, critically ill in the same room in which she passed away Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, knows nothing of her death. Both have been delirious of pneumonia, confined in the same room since they were taken down with the dread plague a week ago, and neither knew of the true condition of the other for more than forty-eight hours previous to the wife's death.
While arrangements are going ahead for Mrs. Allen's funeral, her husband, age 75, is fighting for his own life in the room where she passed away yesterday, too delirous to know that his wife has expired. It was said yesterday that he would not be able to live much longer.
Surviving Mrs. Allen are the seriously-ill husband, a daughter, Mrs. James THOMAS of near Winamac, and two sons, Andrew [ALLEN} of Wheatfield, and Hiram [ALLEN] of Star City. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Victor Chapel church and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friday, May 4, 1928

A. P. COPELAND today received a telegram telling of the death of his only brother George D. COPELAND, aged 68, which occurred at his home in Marion, Ohio at 9:15 Friday morning following a four years illness. The deceased was well known in this city where he had often visited with his brother and his cousin Mrs. Omar SMITH.
Mr. Copeland was a victim of scarlet fever when he was 12 years of age. This disease afterwards resulted when he was 45 years of age in causing him to be totally blind. Mr. Copeland followed his profession that of a lawyer until four years ago.
Mr. Copeland was an active 33rd degree Mason and had served as Grand Master and Illustrious Master of the Grand Council of the Masonic lodges of the State of Ohio. Mr. Copeland is survived by his widow and one daughter.
The funeral services will be held at Marion, Ohio Monday afternoon with burial in the cemetery there.

Carl WENGER, aged 77, passed away at his farm home near Monterey Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock following an illness of five years duration from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Wenger had been a resident of the Monterey community for the past five years having moved there from Starke County.
The deceased was born on August 28th, 1850, his parents having died when he was but quite young. Until overtaken by ill health Mr. Wenger followed the occupation of farming. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church. Besides the widow the only remaining survivor is a step-son, Robert BRADCKE, of South Bend. Funeral services in charge of the Rev. H. L. ADAMS will be conducted at the Monterey Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 1:30. The body will then be taken to the Citizens cemetery at South Bend for burial.

Jacob A. WILSON, a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township, died at his home in South Bend, Tuesday evening, May 1, age 54 years. He was born in Leiters Ford, Indiana, and had lived in South Bend thirteen years. He was married to Miss Bertha ASPER August 23, 1890.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Sarah C. WILSON of Ober, Ind., and seven children, Vera [WILSON], Otis [WILSON], Lawrence [WILSON], Everett [WILSON] and Vernon WILSON at home and Goldie [WILSON] and Eva WILSON of Valparaiso, and the following brothers and sisters, Clyde [WILSON] of Tipton, Ollie [WILSON] and Frank [WILSON], Mrs. Bertha VORIES and Mrs. Alma CLEMENS of Ober, and Sydney [WILSON] of Mississippi.
The body was taken to Burr Oak where services were held in the Burr Oak church at 2:30 Friday afternoon, with burial in the Burr Oak cemetery.

Saturday, May 5, 1928

Mrs. Mary E. ZELLARS, aged 66, died at her farm residence three miles west of Akron, Friday afternoon at three o'clock, following an illness of four weeks' duration resultant from a complication of diseases.
Mary E. [THOMPSON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alber THOMPSON, was born in Henry County, Ind., on July 4th, 1862, and when quite young moved in the vicinity of Akron. Forty-nine years ago the deceased was united in marriage to James ZELLARS and to this union three children survive with the husband: Ray ZELLARS, of Chicago, Mrs. Blanch WILLIAMS, of Rochester

and Mrs. Ida SAYGERS of Athens.
The funeral services conducted by Rev. Sylvester WELLS of Rochester will be held at the Athens church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Harry MILLER, 49, of Peru, a meat cutter, died in the Dukes Hospital at Peru Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock from injuries sustained when his automobile went over an embankment at Lewisburg last Sunday. He has been confined to the Peru hospital since Sunday suffering with fracture of the hip and internal injuries. Death was due to a blood clot on the brain which resulted from his injuries.
Mr. Miller is survived by his mother, a daughter and several brothers and sisters. One of the brothers is Edward MILLER, of Fulton.
Coroner M. L. WAGNER of Peru conducted an autopsy this morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Monday, May 7, 1928

Mrs. I. D. JOHNSON, aged 80, a pioneer resident of the Millark community, southeast of Rochester, died Saturday evening at her home following an illness of several weeks. She had been bedfast for the past nine weeks and death was due to hardening of the arteries and paralysis.
Almeda [ZARTMAN], daughter of David and Margaret ZARTMAN, was born in Perry County, Ohio, October 19th, 1847, and when ten years of age, moved with her parents to Miami County. At an early age she was united with the German Lutheran faith the same taking place in the Zartman school house which was then used as a church. On January 9th, 1867, at the same church, she was married to Israel D. JOHNSON and their entire married life has been spent at their present home near Millark.
Mrs. Johnson, who during former years was quite a musician, beat the drum during the Civil War and was a conspicuous figure at rallys during this period. Mr. Johnson, who survives his wife, is a Civil War veteran having served two and one-half years in the Union Army as a member of the 46th Indiana Volunteers.
Survivors, other than the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. L. C. SHEETS, of Rochester, and Mrs. John L. CONRAD, of near Millark, and one son, Harry E. JOHNSON, of Peru, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Augustine HISEY, of Tiosa, and Mrs. William RUNKLE, of Roann. There are also 14 grandchildren, among them being Mrs. George J. MILLER, of Fulton, whom Mrs. Johnson raised from the age of four months, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Paul MADER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Tuesday, May 8, 1928

Mrs. Lulu CLOWELL CARR, wife of Judge Benjamin F. CARR, of Monticello, died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Lafayette Monday evening at 8:10 o'clock. Mrs. Carr has been sick for a number of weeks and only recently underwent an operation. The funeral will be held in Monticello Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The following persons of this city, who are related to the deceased will attend the funersl: Judge and Mrs. Reuben R. CARR, Sheriff and Mrs. Fred CARR, Mr. and Mrs. Luther CARR, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. CARR and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis DEEDS.

P. J. STINGLY has received word of the death of his niece's husband, Omer SHEPHERD, aged 45, which occurred on May fifth at his home in Wausaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Shepherd, who was a former resident of Fulton County, has been an invalid for several years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Delpha GREEN, daughter of Cornelius GREEN, of Hoover, Ind., formerly of Liberty Township, and one daughter, Vivian [SHEPHERD]. The body is being brought to Kokomo, Ind., a former home of the Shepherd family; funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 9, 1928

Funeral services for Wayne Calvin YANKEE, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse YANKEE, 753 Lincoln Way East, in South Bend, were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Fulton. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.
The child died Monday night following an illness of one week with pneumonia. Surviving are the parents and brother, Archibald [YANKEE], and two sisters, Pauline [YANKEE] and Wilda [YANKEE].

Howard Gene BOLDRY, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett BOLDRY, of near Fletcher's Lake, died Tuesday morning following a four days illness. Death was due to complications resultant of the flu.
Besides the parents the youth is survived by several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Fletcher Methodist Church and burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.

Thursday, May 10, 1928

Everett Lee STONER, aged 34, passed away at the Sturgis, Michigan hospital, Thursday morning at 2 o'clock. Six weeks ago, Mr. Sterner took suddenly ill with an attack of appendicitis while in Sturgis, and underwent an operation in that city. His condition gradually grew worse, septic poisoning and other complications which followed the appendix operation refusing to yield to a subsequent operation and treatments by the medical profession. The deceased's wife, father and sister, Mrs. Rosella ROSS, of Greencastle, Ind., were with him at the time of his death.
Everett L. STONER was a graduate of the 1912 class of the Rochester high school and took a prominent part in the school's athletics, being a member of the basketball and track teams.
Everett Lee, son of Norman and Alta May TINKEY STONER, was born in Akron on April 25, 1894 and moved to Rochester with his parents when but three years of age, his mother preceding him in death when he was but 11 years of age. In October, of 1916 he was united in marriage to Ruth Ann GROVE, the ceremony taking place in this city. To this union two children were born. At the time of his marriage, Mr. Stoner was in the employ of the International Harvester Co., of Chicago, and for several years resided in Valparaiso and South Bend. Two years ago Mr. Stoner and his family moved to this city taking up their residence in their own home at 1114 South Monroe Street. The deceased had been with the International harvester Co., for over 15 years, his present position being that of a special service man for the company's retailers throughout Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana. Mr. Stoner was a member of the Knights of

Pythias lodge of South Bend, having joined that order during his residency there.
The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Everett Lee [STONER], Jr., aged 11, a daughter, Frances Ann [STONER], aged 8, father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Norman STONER; one sister, Mrs. Rosella ROSS, of Greencastle, Ind., three half-brothers, Howard Fletcher [STONER], Francis Eugene [STONER] and Robert Severns STONER of this city, and his two grandmothers, Mrs. Etta STONER of Akron and Mrs. Rosella TINKEY, of near Burket.
The body was brought from Sturgis to the Stoner residence, South Monroe Street, early Thursday morning. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, complete details of which will be carried in Friday's issue of this paper.

Friday, May 11, 1928

The funeral services for Everett STONER, who died in the Sturgis, Michigan hospital early Thursday morning will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church, this city. Rev. C. S. DAVISSON will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Rochester friends of Mrs. Belle BABCOCK, of Akron, formerly a resident of Rochester township, were shocked to learn of her sudden death which occurred near 11 o'clock at her home on East Rochester street. Mrs. Conrad SINGPIEL, who with her husband reside with Mrs. Babcock, becoming alarmed by Mrs. Babcock's absence from the house, at noon started to search the home and premises and found the body in the basement. Life had been extinct for almost an hour, it was estimated by physicians who were summoned. Death was caused by heart trouble, it being presumed the deceased had gone to the basement to obtain some household commodity in the preparation of her noon meal when stricken with the fatal attack.
Belle [BRUMFIELD], daughter of Hiram and Mary Elizabeth BRUMFIELD, was born 62 years ago on a farm southeast of Rochester where she spent the major part of her life. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Joseph BABCOCK and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice SELIGMAN, was born. The Babcocks continued their residence in the Mt. Taber neighborhood until about 12 years ago when they moved to Akron, Mr. Babcock preceding his wife in death three years ago. Mrs. Seligman is the only surviving member of the family.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Leiters Ford relatives were informed Friday of the death of William FREELS which occurred early this morning at the Northern Indiana Hospital, in Logansport, who has been employed for several years as a custodian. Death was due to pneumonia from which he had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. The body of Mr. Freels was removed to Leiters Ford Friday afternoon and further details will be given in Saturday's News-Sentinel.

Saturday, May 12, 1928

Word received from Leiters Ford today announced the death of Rev. Allen LUCKENBILL which occurred at his home in Columbia City, at 6:45 Saturday morning. The deceased was a brother of Lorenzo LUCKENBILL of Leiters Ford and Alonzo LUCKENBILL of Akron. Rev. Luckenbill who was 62 years of age died from a complication of diseases.
The deceased is survived by the widow, four children, Gideon [LUCKENBILL], Cyrus

[LUCKENBILL] and Argel [LUCKENBILL], and Mrs. Jennie MAXWELL, all of Columbia City, his mother Mrs. Charles LUCKENBILL of Macy and two sisters, Mrs. Anna SAVAGE of Macy and Mrs. C. M. KROFT of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of God, Columbia City, Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services for William J. FREELS, 69, of Leiters Ford, will be held at the Methodist Church, at that place, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Mr. Freels died Friday morning at the Northern Indiana Hospital, in Logansport, where he was employed as a custodian, following an illness of ten days with pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Whitley County on April 13th, 1859 and when only six years of age moved with his parents to the Leiters Ford community where he had since resided with the exception of a short time spent in Logansport. On June 16th, 1888, he was married to Melissa ULREY. He was a member of the Leiters Ford Methodist Church.
The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. May COPLEN, of Warsaw, Mrs. Ethel WENTZEL and Mrs. Pearl OVERMYER, of Elkhart; one son, Walter FREELS, of Leiters Ford; three brothers, John [FREELS] of South Whitley and Clark [FREELS] of Independence, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie BARGER, of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Perry ANDERSON of Chicago and Mrs. A. GARBER, of Bippus.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren GOHN, who reside west of this city received word today of the death of Mr. Gohn's brother James Sailor GOHN, which occured Friday in the Rockfordville, Ill., sanitarium, death resulting from a complication of diseases.
Mr. Gohn was born at Oakwood, Ill., 62 years ago. Several years ago he resided in the vicinity of Rochester, later returning to Illinois. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Oakwood, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Gohn of this city will depart today to attend the services.

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle BABCOCK, of Akron, who was found dead in the basement of her home Friday noon, will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. D. S. PERRY of the Rochester Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Monday, May 14, 1928

Andrew URSCHEL, aged 86, who has made his home in this city for the past two years with his daughter, Mrs. Ray Newell on North Main Street, died at six o'clock Monday morning at the Kelly Hospital in Argos. Mr. Urschel had been in poor health for some time and was taken to the Kelly hospital recently for observation and treatment.
The deceased was born in Stark County, Ohio on October second, 1842 the son of Daniel and Margaret URSCHEL. Fifty years ago he moved to North Manchester, where he had since resided with the exception of the past two years spent here with his daughter. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Bippus and the Reformed Church.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Ray NEWELL, of this city, Mrs. Myrtle SHIPBAUGH, of Chicago, and William Clay URSCHEL, of Valparaiso. No funeral arrangements have been made, however, services will be held in North Manchester and burial will be made there. The body was taken to the Bender funeral home in that city Monday morning.

Mrs. Blanch M. JONES passed away at her home in Fulton, Monday morning at 1:45 o'clock, death resulting after several years illness from tuberculosis. The deceased was a member of the U.B. church of that town and the Eastern Star order.
Mrs. Jones was born in Lanchaster county, Ohio, on July 15, 1881 and when seven years of age moved with her parents to Twelve Mile. On June 23, 1906 the deceased was united in marriage to Charles W. JONES. Two daughters were born to this union. Several years ago the Jones family moved to Fulton where Mr. Jones is engaged in the hardware business. Besides the husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Annabelle [JONES] and Gladys [JONES], and a sister, Mrs. William HOOVER, of Twelve Mile.
Funeral services will be held at the Fulton U.B. Church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. R. E. VANCE in charge. Burial will be made in the Skinner cemetery at Twelve Mile.

Mrs. Walter McDOUGLE received word Sunday afternoon of the death of her sister, Mrs. W. G. BABCOCK which occurred at Cleveland, New York, earlier in the day. Death was caused by tuberculosis from which disease she had suffered for a number of years. Mrs. Babcock was well known here where she had visited with her sister on a number of occasions.

Floyd RICHASON, 48, of Decatur, Ill., who is better known here under the name of RICHARDSON and who is the owner of a grocery store on Wolfes Point on the south shore of Lake Manitou, was instantly killed at 9 p.m. Saturday night in a train accident at Tilton, Illinois when he was struck by a fast Wabash passenger train.
Mr. Richason, who was a Wabash freight conductor, had just completed his run from St. Louis to Tilton and had jumped off the caboose of his train to make a report at the switchmans shanty. In his haste to make the report Mr. Richason did not look down the track and because of his negligence was struck by the passenger train.
The victim was born and reared in Logansport and was well known throughout Cass county when his father was sheriff and he acted as his deputy. He for many years was employed by the Pennsylvania railroad at Logansport, later accepting a run on the Wabash first at Peru and later being moved to Decatur, Illinois. He had owned the grocery store at Lake Manitou for the past five years spending the week ends here during the summer.
Surviving are the widow; a brother, Russell RICHASON of Peru; three sisters, Mrs. A. W. STEMMBERG, Hartford City, Mrs. Edna HOFFMAN, St. Louis, and Mrs. Claude COLE of Indianapolis, and an uncle Dick RICHASON of Logansport. Mrs. Richason was at the lake preparing the grocery store for the opening of the lake season two weeks hence when her husband met his death. Her brother-in-law, Russell Richason of Peru, drove to this city Saturday night and broke the sad news to Mrs. Richason. Both then drove to Peru where they boarded a Wabash train for Decatur.
The body will be shipped from Decatur to Logansport for burial in Mt. Hope cemetery. The corpse will arrive in Logansport at 1:19 p.m. Tuesday. The body was so badly mangled in the accident that the casket will not be opened. Mr. Richason was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Elks Lodge at Logansport. These organizations will attend the funeral service in a body.

Funeral services for Everett L. STONER, who died Thursday morning at a hospital in Sturgis, Michigan, were held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist Church in this city. Rev. C. S. DAVISSON officiated and burial was made in the Akron cemetery.
Among the out of town people here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. D. L. DuBOIS,

of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. R. B. MOWE, of Richmond; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. HOOVER, of Detroit; and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. GUSSOW, of Chicago, all sisters of Mrs. Stoner and their husbands; Mr. Stoner's sister, her husband, and Son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold ROSS and son, John [ROSS], of Greencastle; Mr. and Mrs. Howard BUNDY, of Valparaiso; Mr. and Mrs. Lon DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. Ray TELLERDAY, Mr. and Mrs. Jack BOMBACK, Mrs. William DeVALL, Mrs. Louie SAUSAMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Charles MILTENBERGER, Mrs. Samuel ARTER, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman WEBER and 25 men of the International Harvester Company, all of South Bend; Mrs. John BARNARD, of Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. S. Y. GROVE, Mr. and Mrs. Lou GROVE and Archie GROVE, of Talma; Mrs. Alman GERRARD, of Warsaw; Mr. and Mrs. MAHONEY, Mr. and Mrs. Grover TINKEY, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac KERN, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence TINKEY, Theo. [KERN] and Woodrow KERN, Ruth TINKEY and Mr. and Mrs. Herschel DRUDGE, of Claypoool; Mr. and Mrs. Frank HALDEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard STONER and daughter, Georgia [STONER], Mr. and Mrs. Ner KINDER, Miss Tural HALDEMAN and Mrs. Fletcher STONER, all of Akron, the latter being the grandmother of the deceased.

Tuesday, May 15, 1928

Sard ROBINS and Mrs. Jas. BURNS, of this city, have received word of the death of their cousin, Mrs. Ben WILLIAMS, of Plymouth, which occurred Sunday. Funeral services will be held in Plymouth Wednesday.

William Wood was called to Logansport Tuesday by the death of his brother, Thomas WOOD, aged 81, which occurred at 6:45 a.m. at the home of Mrs. C. O. DAVIS in that city. Mr. Wood had been in poor health for several months and death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a few hours before he passed away.
Mr. Wood, who was a Civil War veteran and vice commander of the Logansport G.A.R. chapter, was born in Saxilby Lincolnshire, England. He came with his parents to Logansport by the way of the old Canal in 1850, where he had since resided. He served three years in Company G. of the 128th Indiana Infantry and received his honorable discharge in Indianapolis on July 20th, 1865. His wife, who was formerly Margaret CONRAD, died eight years ago.
Surviving are one son, Chester WOOD of Toledo, Ohio, a brother,William [WOOD], of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McGREGORY, of Logansport. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Saints Church in Akron by the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH for John Joseph VICKREY, aged 78, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack CHURCHILL in Peru Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock after a months' illness due to complication incident to old age. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant H. VICKREY, was born in Dublin and had lived in or near Akron all of his life until two years ago when he went to Peru to make his home with his daughters. He was a tinner by occupation. His wife who was Geneva KENRICK died five years ago.
Survivors are two sons, Pleasant VICKREY of Detroit, Mich., and Dean [VICKREY] of Dayton, ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Geneva LEE of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Max KUHN of near Akron and Mrs. Lula CHURCHILL of Peru and four grandchildren.

Mrs. W. T. (Catherine) McDOUGLE, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara DOWNARD of Red Lodge, Montana, Saturday, death resulting from complications inherent with advanced years. The funeral and burial services will be conducted at Van Buren, Ind., Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, this city being the former home of the deceased. The McDougles are well known in Rochester by the older residents, they having lived here several years ago at which time Mr. McDouble was engaged in the lumber business. Walter McDOUGLE of Fulton and C. M. STUDEBAKER, of this city, are nephews of Mrs. McDougle.

Wednesday, May 16, 1928

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Thursday, May 17, 1928

Mrs. Louisa M. MYERS, aged 76, former resident of Rochester and Leiters Ford, died last evening at the Nicholos Memorial Hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan, following an illness of ten days. Death was due to complications which developed following a fall in which her hip was fractured.
The deceased was born south of Rochester on February 20th, 1852, the daughter of William and Louisa McMAHAN. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to George MYERS, who died in 1914. Following her marriage Mr. and Mrs. Myers lived in the Leiters Ford community, continuing to reside there until seven years ago when she went to Battle Creek to make her home with her son, John.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wanda MAHLER, of Argos and Mrs. Lida ROSE, of Battle Creek; four sons, Bert MYERS, south of Rochester, John [MYERS], of Battle Creek, Arch [MYERS], of Monroe, Wisconsin and Walter [MYERS], of Leiters Ford. There are 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Clara McMAHAN, south of Rochester, Mrs. F. F. MOORE, of this city, and a brother, William McMAHAN, of Hammond.
The body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter MYERS, at Leiters Ford Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the Leiters Ford Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30.

Mr. Herman METZLER this morning received a telephone call from Silver Lake telling of the death of Charles B. YOUNG, aged 56, who had been a mail carrier out of the Silver Lake postoffice for the past 22 years. Death which occurred Wednesday evening was caused by high blood pressure. Mr. Young had been ill for the past three years. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at Silver Lake. Mr. Young had a number of relatives and friends in this city and in Fulton county.

Friday, May 18, 1928

Mrs. Thomas WAITE, aged 51 years, passed away at her home a mile west of Akron, Thursday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble the deceased having been ill since the first of March. Mrs. Waite was a member of the Akron Methodist church, the Pythian Sisters, the Royal Neighbors of America, Eastern Star and took a prominent part in Akron's social activities.

Mrs. Waite [Maude Elizabeth DAVIS], daughter of William and Martha DAVIS, was born at Denver, Indiana, 51 years ago, having resided at Akron for the past 25 years. On Nov. 12, 1896 she was united in marriage to Thomas WAITE, and to this union two children were born. Mrs. Waite is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Byrl SHERMAN, of Mishwwaka, one son, Charles [WAITE], at home; her mother, Mrs. Martha DAVIS, a brother, Charles DAVIS, west of Akron, and two nephews and two nieces who reside in New York State.
The funeral will be held at the Waite residence Saturday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. R. W. WEHRLEY in charge of the services. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Hugh NICHOLS, aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles NICHOLS, 138 North Jefferson street, died early this morning at a state hospital at Newcastle. Death was due to heart trouble from which disease the deceased had suffered for a number of years. Hugh Nichols had been in the Newcastle institution since August undergoing treatment which it was at first thought would prove beneficial.
Hugh Hichols was born in this city on February 8, 1908 and had lived all of his life with the exception of three years when he attended a school in New Jersey. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Charlotte [NICHOLS], a brother, Charles [NICHOLS], Jr., and his grandmother, Mrs. Susan NICHOLS. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
The body will be brought to this city this evening where it will be taken to the home of his parents. The funeral arrangements however have not been completed.

Saturday, May 19, 1928

Rochester relatives received word late Friday of the death of Harvey "Bud" HANNA, 51, which occurred Friday morning at his home 1545 Alden Ave., Detroit. The exact cause of his death is unknown although relatives have stated they had been aprised that he had been in ill health during the past week.
Harvey, son of Perry and Harriett HANNA, was born in the Salem neighborhood in the year of 1887 and resided in the vicinity of Rochester until he was of age. Several years residency were spent in Ft. Wayne, Waterville, Ohio, land Detroit during which time Mr. Hanna was in the employ of the Jewel Tea Co.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Grace ROCKWELL HANNA, the deceased is suvived by his mother, Mrs Harriett HANNA, three sisters, Mrs. John BECKER of this city, Mrs. W. H. ROENBKE, of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. J. W. BOHLEY, of Indianapolis, and one brother, Robert HANNA, of Rochester.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Waterville, Ohio.
[NOTE; Jeremiah F. HANNA, 1850-1927; Harriet S. HANNA, his wife, 1853-1931, bur in Salem Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemeteries.]

The funeral for Hugh NICHOLS, who died Friday, will be held at the Nichols home, 138 North Jefferson St., at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. Daniel PERRY will officiate.

Monday, May 21, 1928 and Tuesday, May 22, 1928

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Wednesday, May 23, 1928

Rochester relatives Wednesday morning were informed of the death of Stewart HAZLETT, aged 70, former resident of this city, which occurred at ten o'clock Tuesday night at his home in Gary. Death was due to dropsy and complications from which he had suffered for several weeks.
Practically all of Mr. Hazlett's life was spent in Rochester where for many years he was engaged in the poultry business with his brother, Foster. Ten years ago he moved to Gary where he followed the same business. Surviving are the widow, who was formerly Elizabeth NEFF, a daughter, Georgianna [HAZLETT], and a son, Fred [HAZLETT], all of Gary, and a brother, Foster [HAZLETT], of this city.
The body is to be brought to Rochester, Friday, for burial short services to be held at the grave in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 24, 1928

Mrs. Margaret NEWHART, aged 65, for many years a resident of the Delong community, died at eleven o'clock Wednesday night at her home in South Bend following a short illness. The cause of her death was not given in the message sent to Rochester relatives.
The deceased was born on a farm one mile west of Delong the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David EDGINGTON and lived in that vicinity practically all her life with the exception of the last few years spent in South Bend. Her husband, George NEWHART, died ten years ago. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Maude DEHEE, Mrs. Martha CUNNINGHAM, David [NEWHART] and Gernard NEWHART, all of South Bend and two brothers, Frank [EDGINGTON] and Joseph EDGINGTON, of Montana. Mrs. Martha GINTHER, Mrs. Howard HOOD, Val [ZIMMERMAN] and Leo ZIMMERMAN, of this city, are relatives of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at nine o'clock in South Bend, and burial will be made in that city.

Mrs. Laura COX, 64, of Mentone, was found dead in her bed in her home there Wednesday morning. Heart trouble was given as the cause of her death. She lived in Warsaw for many years and was well known in both Kosciusko and Fulton counties.

Infant Alonzo Rudolph [FORD], aged one and a half years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest FORD, passed away at five o'clock Thursday morning following an illness of two days from pneumonia. The Fords reside in a cottage along the North Shore drive of Lake Manitou. Mr. Ford is at present employed as "chef" at the Jungles hotel, Lake Maxinkuckee. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.

Friday, May 25, 1928

A son which only lived a few hours was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. William SWANGO, 700 East Twelfth Street. The child which had been named Donald Eugene [SWANGO], will be buried in the Citizens Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Besides the parents, Donald is survived by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held in Peru Thursday afternoon for Charles W. BERRY, a former resident of Fulton who died at his home in Peru Tuesday evening.

Saturday, May 26, 1928

Rev. William C. McCLAIN, aged 52, known throughout the state as the "blind minister," died Friday afternoon at his home in Disko following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Miami County, near Peru, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jordon McCLAIN. On August second, 1916, at Gilead, Ind., he was married to Mary Alice TRACY. When only 17 years of age he was ordained a minister the Church of God and had served as pastor in many churches in Indiana and Illinois. Three years ago he moved to Disko from Homer, Illinois.
Rev. McClain is survived by his wife, two brothers, Jordon [McCLAIN} and Levi McCLAIN, both of Peru; four sisters, Mrs. Charles JUDY, of Peru, Mrs. Kate MAURER, of Wabash, Mrs. J. F. MAURER, of Huntington and Mrs. Lizzie ELLIOTT, of Homer, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Disko with Rev. DUSTIN, of Columbia City, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Monday, May 28, 1928

An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William CATON of Detroit, Michigan, who died several days ago, was buried in the Odd Fellows CEmetery at Kewanna Thursday.

Tuesday, May 29, 1928

Ed MOYER, aged 55, well-known farmer of Cass county, who lives two miles south of Metea on the Michigan road died at 5:30 p.m. Monday following several years' illness caused by heart trouble. He is survived by a widow and two sons. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the residence with burial in the Thorn Hope cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Ann MURRAY, aged 83, for many years a resident of Rochester and Kewanna and the mother of Mrs. Charles CAMPBELL, of this city, died at four o'clock Monday afternoon at her home in Andrews. Death was due to flu and complications from which she had suffered for the past five weeks.
The deceased [Mary Ann LEEDY], who was the widow of Ezra H. MURRAY, former merchant of Rochester and Kewanna, was born in Andrews, Indiana, on November 22nd, 1846, the daughter of Joseph and Lydia LEEDY. Her girlhood was spent in Andrews and on September 24th, 1867 was married to Mr. Murray. Practically all of her married life had been spent in Fulton County with the exception of the past year. She was a member of the Brethren Church at Andrews.

Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. [Grace E. MURRAY McCARTY] CAMPBELL, of Rochester; a sister, Mrs. James LYNN, of Chicago, and two brothers, A. W. LEEDY, of Brownville, Florida, and John LEEDY, of Andrews. There are two grandchildren, Mrs. Harold [Ruth McCARTY] DAVISSON and [J.] Murray McCARTY, of Rochester, and two great-grandchildren Zanna DAVISSON and Ward Allen McCARTY, also of this city.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at the home in Andrews, with the pastor of the Brethren Church of that city in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.

Wednesday, May 30, 1928

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, May 31, 1928

Mrs. Anna Eliza [MOW] DAGGETT LAWSON, aged 73, died at her home five and half miles north of this city on the Michigan Road in Richland township Wednesday night at 11:30 o'clock after a two months illness caused by heart trouble. Every aid known to medical science was used to combat the disease but because of the victim's age all efforts proved to no avail.
The deceased [Anna Eliza MOW] was born in Richland township on September 4, 1832 and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam MOW. She attended the Whippoorwill school. When she was 20 [sic] years of age, she married Charles Allen LAWSON, who preceded her in death two years ago. Her entire married life, Mrs. Lawson spent in Springfield, Ill., moving to this county after her husband's death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie ROUCH of South Bend, and Mrs. Nellie JULIAN of Arlington, Kansas, three sons, Fred LAWSON and Harry LAWSON of Springfield, Ill., and Eddie LAWSON of Meridian, Miss., three brothers, Samuel MOW of Cornelius, Oregon, Marion [MOW] and Dave [MOW] of this city and a sister, Mrs. Sarah WEIR, of Rochester and several grandchildren.
Pending word from relatives who live at distant points no funeral arrangements have been made. Burial however will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.
[NOTE: Ann E. MOW married Robert DAGGETT, Sept. 10, 1871; Anna E. DAGGETT married Charles A. LAWSON, March 3, 1882, Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages 1836-1983]

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FOGLESONG of Kewanna, were summoned to Argos Sunday night by the sudden death of Mrs. Foglesong's mother, Mrs. John [H.] [Hannah P.] PARCEL. Mrs. Parcel had been in failing health for some time, but of late was thought to be improving. Death was due to heart failure. The Parcels are well known in Kewanna, having lived there for a number of yeas.

Friday, June 1, 1928

Coming as a shock to her relatives and friends is the death of Mrs. Sarah SWARTWOOD, aged 66, of this city, which occurred at ten o'clock Thursday evening at the Augustana Hospital, in Chicago. Death resulted from an operation which she submitted to at eleven o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Swartwood had suffered with neurities for several years, but her condition had only been serious for the past two weeks. She was taken to the Chicago hospital a week ageo.
The deceased was born in Lancaster, Ohio on August 8th, 1862 the daughter of Amos and Catherine ENTSMINGER. The greater part of her life, however, had been spent in Rochester. For several years she lived in Frankfort but returned to Rochester in 1916 and since that time had resided with her sister, Mrs. James COPLEN, who was at her bedside at the time of her death. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Pythian Sistes and Eastern Star Chapters, of this city.
Surviving, other than Mrs. Coplen, are four brothers, Henry [ENTSMINGER] and Clyde ENTSMINGER, of Rochester, John [ENTSMINGER] and Warren ENTSMINGER, of Mentone. The body of Mrs. Swartwood will arrive in this city tonight and will be taken to the Coplen home, corner of [Ninth] and Monroe Streets. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's News-Sentinel.

Enoch OVERMYER, aged 65, for many years a resident of the Richland Center neighborhood, died at his home in Monterey Thursday evening at 6 o'clock from the effect of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last February. The deceased has been bedfast from the time he was stricken with paralysis.
Enoch Overmyer, son of Zechiel and Mary OVERMYER, was born on a farm in Richland township on January 1, 1863, and lived in the township of his birth until he was 25 years of age when after having been married to Betty HOESEL moved to Pulaski county where he resided on various farms until 12 years ago when he took up his residence in Monterey.
Survivors are the widow, two sons, Richard [OVERMYER] and Frank [OVERMYER] and a daughter, Mrs. Addie GRINDLE all of Monterey, three brothers, Lou [OVERMYER] of Huron, South Dakota, Frank [OVERMYER] and Ambrose [OVERMYER] of near Loyal and six sisters, Mrs. William FLORA of Kewanna, Mrs. Guy RHINEHOLT of Monterey, Mrs. Emma BABCOCK, Mrs. Jane COOPER, Mrs. Ira FLORA and Mrs. Amanda DUDGEON all of whom live in Richland township. A number of grandchildren, nephews and nieces also survive.
Mr. Overmyer was a member of the Monterey Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge of Ora. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church at Monterey with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Monterey. The Ora Odd Fellows Lodge will attend the funeral in a body and will have charge of the services at the grave.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna LAWSON, aged 75, who died at her home five and half miles north of this city on the Michigan Road Wednesday morning will be held from the residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Phillip BEEHLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Richland Center.

Saturday, June 2, 1928

Charles Edwin RHINESMITH, aged 78, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at his home near the Grand View church in Richland township from heart trouble and complications incident to old age. The deceased has been ill for the past two years and bedfast since March 7th.
Relatives believe Mr. Rhinesmith's death was hastened because of grief over the death of his wife less than a year ago which sorrow it seemed the deceased was unable to overcome. Mr. Rhinesmith was honest and firm in his convictions and believed in applying Christian principles in everyday life.
Mr. Rhinesmith was born in Sandusky, County, Ohio on January 1, 1850, the son of Charles and Harriett RHINESMITH. When he was two years old Mr. Rhinesmith's parents moved to this county where he has since resided. He was married to Louisa Barbara BEEHLER on October 17, 1875. Mr. Rhinesmith was a member of the Grand View Evangelical church.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Laura ABBOTT and Miss Leona RHINESMITH, both at home, Mrs. Maude RUNNELLS of Richland Center and son Arthur L. RHINESMITH of Milwaukee, Wis., and four grandchildren, Mrs. Gladys FREDERICK of Muncie, Mrs. Dessie EMMONS of South Bend, Everett CLAY of Detroit and Raymond CLAY of this city besides several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held from the Whippoorwill church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. Schuyler HANDSCHU in charge. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.

Word was received here this morning that Mrs. A. K. ASHELMAN had died at three o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. James THOMPSON at Churubusco. She had lived at her home east of Rochester in the Olive Bethel neighborhood most of her life. No details could be learned regarding her life and death due to the fact that all her relatives had left for Churubusco. They will be given in a later issue.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah SWARTWOOD, who died Thursday night at a hospital in Chicago, will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James COPLEN, corner of Monroe and Ninth Streets. Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Monday, June 4, 1928

Following an illness of several months with heart trouble Mrs. Luella POENIX, aged 57, died at seven o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence COLEMAN, one mile north of Fulton.
The deceased was born in Edyville, Iowa on August 20th, 1871, the daughter of John and Emily KIRTPATRICK. In 1888 she was married to Addison POENIX and 25 years ago, with her husband, came to Indiana. Mr. Poenix died nine years ago. She was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. COLEMAN and Mrs. Otis EMMONS, of near Talma; a son, Russell POENIX, of Grass Creek; her mother, Mrs. Emily KIRTPATRICK, of Syracuse, Kan., a sister, Mrs. Frank DAVIS of Syracuse, Kansas and two brothers, John KIRTPATRICK of Los Angeles, California and Frank [KIRTPATRICK], of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from relatives.

Mrs. William DELP, of this city, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. E. P. KELLY, aged 68, of El Reno, Oklahoma, which occurred last Friday at a hospital in Baltimore. Mrs. Kelly had been in ill health for a year and death resulted from an operation for neuritis.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Catherine BLACKBURN, was born in Macy the

daughter of Hiram and Martha BLACKBURN. She left this community when only 18 years of age, going to Newton, Kansas, but had often visited here since, having spent some time here last summer. She was a member of the D.A.R. chapter and Methodist Church.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Glen BONEBRAKE and Mrs. Phil HEROD, of El Reno; two sisters, Mrs. VanBLARICON, of Fairmount, and Mrs. William DELP, of Rochester; two brothers, George BLACKBURN, of North Manchester, and Charles [BLACKBURN], of Atwood. Mead BLACKBURN and Mrs. Viv ESSICK, deceased, were also a brother and sister of Mrs. Kelly. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at El Reno, Oklahoma.

Mrs. A. K. ASHELMAN, aged 76, passed away at her home in Akron Saturday following an illness of lengthy duration from cancer and pneumonia. Although born in Wyandot county, Ohio, Mrs. Ashelman had resided in the vicinity of Akron practically all of her life. The deceased was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth SWARTZLANDER.
Mrs. Ashelman was a member of the Bethlehem church. Besides the husband, A. K. ASHELMAN, she is survived by the following relatives: two daughters, Mrs. W. H. SHEETZ, of Akron, Mrs. J. S. THOMPSON, of Churubusco, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the United Brethren Church, Athens, with Rev. DAVISSON officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Miss Belva HINTON, aged 23, a life long resident of the Kewanna neighborhood, died at the home of her parents, near Kewanna, Sunday morning at 11:15 from tuberculosis which she had suffered for ten years. The deceased has been bedfast for the past eight years.
Belva Hinton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. HINTON, was born near Kewanna, on January 23, 1905, and lived at home with her parents all her life. She was a member of the Baptist church of Kewanna.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Mae COOK, of LaPorte, Mrs. Ezra KIMBALL of Marion, Miss Alma HINTON at home, one brother, Albert HINTON, of LaPorte, four nieces and two nephews.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Baptist church at Kewanna with the Rev. A. A. KAY of Bunker Hill in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Tuesday, June 5, 1928

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile POENIX, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence COLEMAN, near Fulton, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of Charles Edwin RHINESMITH, Monday afternoon, were as follows: Arthur RHINESMITH, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mrs. Clara BAIRD and daughter, Ruth Marie [BAIRD], of Jonesboro, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy CLAY, of Gary, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest FREDERICK, of Muncie, Ind.

Wednesday, June 6, 1928

Isaac Allen EDGINGTON, aged 71, a prominent farmer of the Delong community, died at eight o'clock Wednesday morning at his home three and one-half miles northeast of Delong. Death was due to cancer of the stomach from which he had suffered since last November.
The deceased was a life long resident of Fulton County having been born on a farm ner Leiters Ford on November first, 1857, the son of John and Mary EDGINGTON. On January fifth, 1881 he was married to Emma BATZ, who with four children survive. He was a member of the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Lodge and the Mt. Hope Methodist Church.
The survivors are the widow, one son, Elsworth [EDGINGTON], of Delong, and three daughters, Mrs. Ella HEETER, of Delong, Mrs. Myrtle LEININGER of Chicago, and Mrs. Ethel POTTER, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are 12 grandchildren and two nieces, Mrs. Irvin WALTERS, of Rochester, and Mrs. Lee MARSHALL, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Mt. Hope Church with the Rev. George McKINLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, June 7, 1928

David S. SLIFE, aged 69, a farmer of the Burket neighborhood passed away Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Orval, death resulting from general paresis from which disease Mr. Slife had suffered for the past five weeks.
David S., son of Mr. and Mrs. John SLIFE, was born at Burket on June 16, 1859, and resided in that community practically all of his life [with the] exception of a few years residency in Nebraska. On February 6, 1895 he was united in marriage to Clara B. CARR, who preceded in death several years ago. Mr. Slife was a member of the United Brethren church at Burket. The survivors are two sons, Orval [SLIFE] of Burket, Cleo BURKETT of Bristol, Ind., three daughters, Mrs. Merley DAWSON and Mrs. Charles HOLLOWAY, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Dale MILLER of Claypool. The deceased also leaves three brothers and one sister. A daughter, Mrs. Joe DUFF, passed away three months ago.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the Palestine church. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Friday, June 8, 1928

William BIDDINGER received a letter Thursday from William F. ROSENBERGER, Jr., of Arlington, Mass., telling of the death of his father, which occurred last Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock. Death was caused by heart trouble which came as Mr. Rosenberger was sitting in a chair. Mr. Rosenberger will be remembered by many of the employees of the BEYER BROTHERS CO. He was for many years in charge of the egg department and while thus employed made his home in this city. On the evening prior to Mr. Rosenberger's death he had written and mailed a letter to his friend Mr. Biddinger in which he stated that his home had burned but that he was moving into another residence with his family.

Saturday, June 9, 1928

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Monday, June 11, 1928

Ray Flynn, received a long distance call from Muskegon, Mich., Sunday telling of the death of his mother, Mrs. Anna BROWN, aged 57, who dropped dead there early that morning as she was preparing her breakfast. Death was caused by heart trouble. She was the widow of James BROWN and had lived in Muskegon for 18 years moving there from this city. Mrs. Brown [Anna MOORE] was born in this county and was the daughterr of Theodore and Mary MOORE. Survivors are two sons, Eddie BROWN and Ray FLYNN, her mother, who lives in the State of Washington and three sisters, Mrs. Lee DAVISSON of Tippecanoe, Mrs. Dora EDMINSTER of Peru and Hannah [MOORE] of Muskegon. The funeral arrangements have not been made but it is thought that burial will be made at Muskegon.

A copy of The Lockport Union Sun and Journal of Lockport, New York, carried the information of the death there of Mrs. Helen DANIELS ASHFORD on May 24th. She was the wife of Richard ASHFORD, and was one of the oldest and best known residents of that city. She was a sister of Charles DANIELS of Akron. She was born in Michigan. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Ashford celebrated their golden wedding.

Tuesday, June 12, 1928

Stephen Douglas PATSEL, aged 68, well known retired farmer of the Leiters Ford community and for many years assessor of Aubbeenaubbee Township, died at 5:15 Tuesday morning at his home four miles west of Leiters Ford. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for one year.
The deceased was born in Indiana on August 1st, 1860, the son of Jacob and Katherine PATSEL. Practically all of his life had been spent in the Leiters Ford vicinity and on October sixty, 1885 he was married to Emily SMITH.
Surviving ar the widow, one son, Raymond Dow PATSEL, of Delong; two step-daughters, Mrs. John HARLEY, of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Clara FORDYCE, of Rochester; four grandchildren; a brother, Leonard PATSEL, of Plymouth, and two sisters Mrs. Glanche ARMSTRONG, of Rochester and Mrs. Rillia SHAW, of Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the home with a minister from Tippecanoe officiating.Burial will be made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from the residence for Mrs. William FEIDNER aged 63, who died Sunday evening at her home in Wayne township, two miles west of Grass Creek after a two years illness caused by heart trouble. Death came peacefully. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Feidner [Sarah E. HENDRICKSON] was born on a farm in Liberty township on January 16, 1865 and was the daughter of Kline and Mary HENDRICKSON. She has lived in this county during her entire lifetime mostly in Wayne, Union and Liberty townships. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Grass Creek.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Arthur [FEIDNER], of near Grass Creek, mother, who lives in Fulton, two brothers, Reuben [HENDRICKSON] of this city and Jacob [HENDRICKSON] of

Fulton, and four sisters, Mrs. Charles NICHOLS of Kewanna, Mrs. Al LINDEN of Kewanna, Mrs. [Catharine] MORPHET of Lucerne and Mrs. Pearl COOK of Fulton. A grandson also survives. One sister, Mable [HENDRICKSON] is dead.

Wednesday, June 13, 1928

Mrs. Catharine WISE WENGER, aged 85, died Wednesday morning at 7:30 at her home on North Jefferson Street. Death was due to complications incident to advanced age.
The deceased was born in Darke County, Ohio, on December ninth, 1843. On August seventh, 1862 she was married to William WENGER, who preceded her in death 16 years ago. Soon after their marriage they moved to Indiana and for many years lived in Rochester.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret COLE, of Olympia, Washington and two sons, Charles N. WENGER, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and S. A. WENGER of this city. There are also seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 2:30 at the United Brethren Church, with Rev. H. E. BUTLER officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Isaac ZELLERS, 71, passed away at his home one mile south of Leiters Ford shortly after midnight, Tuesday following an illness from complications inherent with advanced years. The deceased had only resided in this vicinity for a little over a year having moved here from Tennessee. Funeral arrangements and other data will be published upon word from relatives in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Mandy BITTERLING, aged 57, life-long resident of the Monterey community, passed away at her home four miles south of that town, Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy after an illness of 3 hours duration.
Mandy [OVERMYER], daughter of Daniel and Lucinda OVERMYER, was born March 7, 1870 on the Overmyer homestead, where she resided her entire life. On February 16, 1888 Miss Overmyer was united in marriage to Charles BITTERLING and to this union nine children were born. Mrs. Bitterling was a member of the Gleaners Lodge, at Monterey. The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Edna RULE, and Mrs. Oma BAFTINE, of Jackson, Mich.; George BITTERLING, of near Leiters Ford, Mrs. Ruth PETERSON, of Lawton, Ind.; Mrs. Clara GUISE of Leiters Ford; Charles BITTERLING, Jr., of Monterey; Mrs. Dorothea HINTON, of LaPorte; Mrs. Mable RINEHOLT, of Monterey and Arthur BITTERLING at home. Besides the immediate family Mrs. Bitterling leaves the following brothers and sisters: John [OVERMYER] and Linc [OVERMYER] of Kewanna, Ben OVERMYER of near Leiters Ford, Isaac OVERMYER, Winamac; Frank [OVERMYER] and Schuyler OVERMYER of Leiters Ford; Mrs. Ella ADAMS of Culver; Mrs. Hattie ZELLERS of Winamac, and Mrs. Anna LEWIS and Mrs. Etta WENT, of Monterey.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. Paul MADER of Rochester will be held in the Monterey Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.

Thursday, June 14, 1928

Relatives in Warsaw and in the northeastern part of Fulton county have received word of the death of Ray DILLON who was found dead in a shack in Canada by a member of the Canadian Mounted Police. The report of the ranger showed that the body of Dillon was badly decomposed when found. It is thought he had been murdered. Dillon with a companion both of whom lived in Wisconsin went into the wilds of Canada last October on a hunting trip from which he never returned.

Friday, June 15, 1928

Coming as a shock to his many friends in this city is the death of Zennie A. "Pete" DEAN, aged 30, which occurred at 6:45 Friday morning at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend. Death was due to diabetes from which he had suffered for the past year, however his condition had only been serious since Wednesday. Mr. Dean was taken suddenly very ill on Monday of this week and on Wednesday was removed to the Epworth Hospital for treatment.
Mr. Dean was born in Kernersville, North Carolina on August 19th, 1897 the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. DEAN. Two years ago he came to Rochester, from New York, where he had spent six years, and was employed as a traveling salesman for the Converse Rubber Company. On December 24th, 1927 he was married to Miss Opal OVERMYER, of this city.
Besides his wife he is survived by his father, six brothers and two sisters, all of North Carolina. The body of Mr. Dean was brought to Rochester Friday morning and will be shipped to Kernersville, N.C., Saturday for funeral services and burial. The body will be accompanied by Mrs. Dean and a representative of the Converse Rubber Company.

Dwight NEWPORT, aged 25, a farmer of Wayne Township, was found dead in bed early Thursday morning at his home one mile east of Grass Creek on the Jack GORMAN farm. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN, of Rochester, and a physician were summoned and they pronounced death due to a blood clot on the heart. Mr. Newport last fall had suffered with an attack of yellow jaunidce and had never thoroughly recovered.
Mr. Newport was born in Logansport, on July 30th, 1902, the son of Richard and Isabel NEWPORT. A few years ago, at South Bend, he was married to Miss Itel HIZER of Grass Creek, who with two children survive. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Newport lived in Detroit, Michigan, until last August when they moved to Grass Creek. He was a member of the Grass Creek United Brethren Church.
Surviving are the wife, two children, Wayne [NEWPORT] and Richard [NEWPORT]; his father; two sisters, Mrs. Claude CORNELL, of Twelve Mile, and Mrs. John BUNSIDE, of Logansport; a brother, Ronald [NEWPORT], of Meeker, Ohio, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SEDAM.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren Church in Grass Creek with the Rev. Henry REGNOS officiating. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Eunice TEEL, aged 54 years, passed away at her home one-half mile east of Rochester on the Fort Wayne road at 1:30 o'clock Friday morning following an illness from heart trouble which extended over a period of six weeks.
Eunice [McCARTER], daughter of Frank and Christena McCARTER, was born on June 11, 1874 having resided in the vicinity of Rochester all of her life with the exception of six years residence in Wisconsin. On February 11th, 1904 she was united to Theodore TEEL who with two children survive. Mrs. Teel was a member of the Rochester Baptist church. The survivors are: the husband, daughter, Mrs. George WAGONER, of Macy; a son Deverl TEEL, this city; and one brother, Fred McCARTER, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the Teel home with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery.

Saturday, June 16, 1928

The body of Zennie "Pete" DEAN, who died in a hospital at South Bend yesterday, was today shipped to Kernersville, N.C., his former home where burial will take place Tuesday. The body was accompanied by the widow and a representative of the Converse Rubber Company by which concern the deceased was employed. Mr. Dean's death was caused by diabetes. He was bedfast but three days and only last Monday took a ride in an airplane with Robert BABCOCK.

Monday, June 18, 1928

Mrs. Melissa Jane PUTMAN, aged 66, died at her home one-half mile west of Athens, on the Rochester-Akron road this morning at 4 o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered last Friday. Mrs. Putman has been in ill health for the past three years. Her death was not unexpected.
Mrs. Putman [Melissa Jane GINN] was born in Henry county on August 16, 1861, the daughter of Ezechiel and Sarah GINN. Her parents later moved to Grant county and then came to this county when the deceased was 16 years of age settling on a farm in Henry township near Athens. When she was 21 years of age she married David PUTMAN. Mrs. Putman was a member of the Methodist Church at Omega.
Survivors are the husband, two sons, Audra [PUTMAN] and Foland [PUTMAN] of Akron, a daughter, Mrs. Belva PENROD of Medaryville, three brothers, William GINN, of Dunkirk, Alvin [GINN] of Upland and John [GINN], who lives west of Athens, and a sister, Mrs. Katherine LYON of Upland, besides a large circle of friends.
The funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren Church at Athens at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Methodist minister of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Mrs. Mary Frances HARTLE, aged 75 years, for many years a resident of the Monterey neighborhood, passed away Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Andrew Hartle, Huntington, Ind., death resulting from complications inherent with advanced years.
Mary Frances [HENDRICKSON], daughter of Robert and Hester HENDRICKSON, was born in Henry County, Indiana, November 17th, 1853, and on June 20th, 1872 was united in marriage to Jacob HARTLE. Following the death of her husband, which occurred a little over a year ago, Mrs. Hartle moved to Huntington. The deceased was a member of the Leiters Ford Brethren Church. The following children survive: Andrew [HARTLE], of Huntington, Fred [HARTLE] of Winamac; Walter [HARTLE] of Leiters Ford; Arthur [HARTLE] of this city; Mrs. Grace HAY, of Divernon, Ill.; and Mrs. Myrtle CRABB, of Culver. Mrs. Hartle also leaves 19 grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church, Leiters Ford, with the Rev. H. D. ADAMS in charge of the services. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters.

Miss Beulah THOMAS, aged 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William THOMAS of Delong, was killed and John FOX, aged 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. John FOX, who live north of Leiters Ford on the county line road was seriously injured in an auto on Federal Road 31 one mile north of LaPaz when the car in which Miss Thomas and Mr. Fox were riding was struck by a machine driven by Harold STEINER, aged 35, of Plymouth. Mr. Fox is now in the Kelley Hospital at Argos.
Miss Thomas, Miss Edna CRASHER of Leiters Ford, John Fox and his brother, Grafton FOX, drove to South Bend Sunday evening to attend a moving picture show. On their return trip the left rear tire was punctured when they reached the point about a mile north of LaPaz. John Fox who was driving pulled the Ford touring car to the side of the state highway. Two of the wheels were on the berm and the others were on the pavement.
While the boys were busy fixing the tire Miss Crasher went to sleep in the front seat of the machine and Miss Thomas in the rear one. The boys had considerable trouble in changing the tire. While they were thus engaged Harold Steiner who was driving south on the Federal road crashed into the rear of the parked machine. Miss Thomas received a fractured skull. She bled to death before medical aid arrived.
John Fox was knocked to pavement by the crash of the machine. The Steiner machine passed over his right leg and foot crushing them. At noon today infection had developed. The young man is suffering much pain. Anti-tetanus serum has been given to him. Luckily Grafton Fox and Miss Crasher escaped without even a scratch.
John Fox today stated he could not understand why Steiner failed to see the parked car as the sky was clear and the taillight on the Fox machine was burning. Mr. Steiner who is a son of Monroe STEINER, veteran auctioneer of Plymouth, could not be reached today to obtain his version of the fatal accident. Mr. Steiner however stopped his machine as soon as he could and rendered all possible aid to the injured people, removing Mr. Fox to the hospital at Argos.
The body of Miss Thomas was taken to an undertaking parlor at LaPaz where it was examined this morning by Coroner R. W. JOHNSON of Plymouth. The Marshall county coroner will conduct his public inquest into the death of Miss Thomas Tuesday. This morning Coroner Johnson obtained the depositions of a number of persons who were attracted to the scene by the noise of the crashing automobiles.
Beulah Vernice THOMAS was born at Delong on July 25, 1912. She was a member of the sophomore class of the Leiters Ford High School. Her father is a signal foreman for the Pennsylvania railroad. Miss Thomas was a member of the Delong Methodist Church.
Survivors are the parents, one sister Hope [THOMAS] and five brothers, Raymond [THOMAS], Robert [THOMAS], Paul [THOMAS], Earl [THOMAS] and Leroy [THOMAS]. The funeral services will be conducted from the Delong Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. H. O. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Mrs. Anna BROWN, of Muskegon, Michigan, was found dead at her home in that city Friday, June 8th, death resulting from a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. Brown was employed as housekeeper for Nelmer HOLCOMB and it was he that found her dead in the evening upon his return from work at the Continental Motor Corporation. Mr. Holcomb summoned Coroner L. B. LEE and two physicians who pronounced death, which had occurred eight hours before, due to a sudden attack of apoplexy.
Anna Belle [MOORE] was born, January 30th, 1871 in Fulton County, Indiana, the daughter of Theodore and Mary E. MOORE. Her father preceded her in death in 1895. She spent the early part of her life in Indiana and the latter in Decatur and Kalamazoo, Michigan, leaving there in 1918 for Muskegon. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Decatur.
Besides her mother she leaves to mourn their loss and sorrow, two sons, Ray FLYNN, of Rochester, Ind., and Eddie BROWN, at home in Muskegon; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. DEAL, of Muskegon, Mrs. Dora EDMINSTER, of Peru, and Mrs. Lee DAVIDSON, of Tippecanoe, and a number of friends in Rochester. Burial was made in the Mona View cemetery at Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan.

Tuesday, June 19, 1928

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Methodist Church for Mrs. Joesphine DAY, aged 75, who died Sunday afternoon at her home three miles northeast of Akron. Rev. TILMAN, of Bourbon, officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Akron.
Mrs. Day's death was due to complications inherent to advanced age from which she had suffered for the past six months. The deceased [Josephine MANZILLE] was born in Akron February 13th, 1854 the daughter of Dr. N. E. and Isabel MANZILLE. Fifty years ago she was married to John E. DAY
Surviving are the husband and one son, Arthur DAY, who lives northeast of Akron.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Roann for John SCHULER, aged 86, who died there last Friday. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Schuler had been ill for the past three years. He is survived by a son, Ralph [SCHULER] of Roann and a daughter, Mrs. Ed CASE of Akron.

Wednesday, June 20, 1928

Kewanna residents were informed Wednesday of the death of J. W. LONG, aged 73, of Knox, Indiana, a wealthy lumber dealer and former resident of Kewanna, which occurred early Wednesday morning at Benoit Lake, in northern Wisconsin. Mr. Long, accompanied by a party of eight men from Knox and Winamac, all members of the Benoit Fishing Club, left for that resort last Friday on a several days fishing trip. His death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for several years.
Mr. Long was born in 1855 in Cass County, Indiana, and in 1889 he was married to Georgia SHAFFER, of Kewanna, who died ten years ago. For many years Mr. Long lived in Kewanna, but for the last 20 years had resided in Knox. The deceased was the principal stockholder in the Long-Thompson Lumber Co., which has yards in Knox, Kewanna, Hamlet, Walterton and Francisville. He was also the owner of over 1,200 acres of land in Fulton and Starke Counties, several business houses in Kewanna, and was vice president of the Farmers State Bank in Knox.
The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F. F. WHITSON, of Knox, who was visiting in Indianapolis at the time word reached Knox of her father's death. There is one grandchild, John William WHITSON.
The body is to be brought to Kewanna for burial but no details of the funeral were available Wednesday.

Thursday, June 21, 1928

Mrs. Fannie E. WHEATLOCK, aged 63, of Indianapolis, died at ten o'clock Thursday morning at the Fairview Cottage, on the east side of Lake Manitou. Death was due to dropsy from which she had suffered for the past year. Mrs. Wheatlock was the mother of Mrs. Grace TILTON, cateress at the Fairview Hotel and had spent the past three summers with her daughter at the lake. Mrs. Tilton is the only surviving relative.
The body of Mrs. Wheatlock was taken to Indianapolis Thursday afternoon for burial.

H. Gordon MILLER was called to Urbana, Ohio, today because of the death of an uncle.

Friday, June 22, 1928

Funeral services were held Thursday at Claypool for Claude JAMESON, aged 38, a former resident of the Tiosa neighborhood, who was fatally injured last Sunday evening when struck by an automobile near New Paris. Mr. Jameson was rushed to a hospital in Goshen where death occurred on Tuesday afternoon. At the time of the accident Mr. Jameson and son, Claude, were returning home from spending the day with relatives in Claypool.

Saturday, June 23, 1928

Clark CONDON, early Saturday morning received a telegram which bore the sad news of the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Charley WIESE, which occurred in Indianapolis at 2 o'clock a.m. The cause for his sudden demise was not stated. The deceased was born in Rochester about 60 years ago, the son of Charles and Martha WIESE. He is survived by the widow, who resides in Indianapolis, and a son, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Monday, June 25, 1928

Charles E. HERROLD aged 55, 914 East Milton Street, South Bend, a former resident of Wayne township, was fatally injured Sunday evening at 5:45 o'clock when a 1919 Ford touring car driven by him collided with a 1928 Essex coupe driven by Miss Dorothy AGNESS, aged 23, of Royal Center at the cross roads known as the William RANNELLS corner two miles west of this city on the Rochester-Winamac road.
Miss Martha BEHNY, aged 23, of Royal Center, who was riding with Miss Agness, received bad cuts about the hands and face. Miss Agness, who is the librarian at Royal Center, escaped injury. Luckily, Mr. Herrold was riding alone.
Mr. Herrold at the time the collision occurred was returning to his home in South Bend after spending the day at the bedside of his father, Oscar HERROLD of Grass Creek, who is lying at the point of death. The young ladies were on their way to this city to spend the evening with friends. William PERKINS and Charles GIBBS of Kewanna, who came upon the scene of the accident a few minutes later placed Mr. Herrold in their car and started for the Woodlawn Hospital. Mr. Herrold, who never regained consciousness, died just as the pavement was reached on South Main street.
An examination of the body by Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN showed that Mr. Herrold's death was caused by a fracture of the skull just behind the ear on the left side of the head. Mr. Herrold also received a double fracture of the jaw, and a broken left wrist. Coroner Zimmerman will hold his inquest at the city hall Tuesday morning. The body of Mr. Herrold was taken to a South Bend funeral parlor last night. It was moved to his home today. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.
Mr. Herrold was driving north on what is known as the BEARSS road when the accident occurred, while Miss Agness was progressing east on the Winamac-Rochester road which will shortly be taken into the state highway system as road 14. Miss Agness in her statement to Coroner Zimmerman said that she was driving at a speed of from 30 to 35 miles an hour when the collision occurred and that she did not see the Herrold car until after the collision. Mr. and Mrs. James ZEIDER, 2509 Delaware Street, Mishawaka, who were in a car directly back of the one driven by Miss Agness, corroborated her statement as to the speed she was traveling. Mr. and Mrs. Zeider both stated that they did not see the Herrald car until after the crash. They had spent the day in Thornhope.
Miss Agness, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. AGNESS who operate a drug store at Royal Center, was heart broken because of the accident. She was taken to a doctor's office where she was given treatment. Her brother came for her. Miss Behny is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. BAUGHMAN, who are the owners of a general store at Royal Center. Miss Agness before she collapsed however made a detailed report to Chief of Police Bert KESTNER and to Coroner Zimmerman. She carried public liability insurance.
Mrs. Herrold was informed of her husband's death by Coroner Herbert Zimmerman. She fainted but was soon revived and came immediately to this city where she gave directions as to the care of her husband's body.
Mr. Herrold was born near Grass Creek the son of Oscar and Katherine HERROLD. He lived in Wayne township where he followed the occupation of a farmer, blacksmith and carpenter. Since living in South Bend he has been employed in the crating department of the Studebaker Corporation. His wife was Emma KESSLER. He was a member of the United Brethren Church in South Bend and the Odd Fellows Lodge in Kewanna. Survivors are the widow, a daughter, Lucile [HERROLD], aged 12, father, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella HIZER, Stanley, North Dakota, and Mrs. Mary KUHN of Applegate, Mich.

Fred S. MEISER, aged 75, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jay Ginther, who lives one mile west of this city on the Burton road Sunday morning at 4:10 o'clock following a six months illness due to heart trouble. Mr. Meiser, who was a retired farmer, lived for many years in Aubbeenaubbee township. He has been making his home with his daughter for the past six years.
The deceased was born on November 28, 1847 on a farm near Uniontown, Pa. He came to this county from Jasper County, Ind., in 1890. Mr. Meiser was twice married. His first marriage, June, 1869, was to Miss Phiana SELL, who died April 9, 1879 and the second was to Elizabeth OVERMYER in June 1881. She died November 20, 1924.
By the first marriage four children were born, John W. [MEISER], Monticello, Mrs. Ida M. COOPER, Wheatfield, Mrs. Sarah TANNER, Lisbon, North Dakota, and Frank [MEISER], deceased, while by the second marriage four children were born, Mrs. Nellie G. MAE, Cannelton, Mrs. Jessie A. CAMPBELL, Porter, Charles [MEISER] and Mrs. Jay GINTHER of this city. A brother, Adams MEISER of Winamac, and a sister, Mrs. M. V. HURD of Wichita, Kan., survive as do 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Meiser was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge. The funeral services will be held from the Leiters Ford Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. A. A. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Funeral services were held in Kewanna Friday morning from the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. GOSS of St. Paul, Minnesota, who died in that city last Wednesday following an operation. Mrs. Goss was a foster-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NORRIS and will be remembered by many residents of this city as Lena WEARY. The body was taken to Syracuse, N.Y. for burial.

Tuesday, June 26, 1928

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 27, 1928

Constant BOWEN, aged 78 years, well known farmer who resides four and one-half miles southwest of Akron, passed away at the home of Milo BOWEN at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble, the deceased having been complaining from this disease for the past two years although he was not considered seriously ill until the last three days.
Constant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BOWEN, was born in Fulton county in the year 1850 and has resided in this vicinity all of his life, following the occupation of farming. Mr. Bowen's wife preceded him in death several years ago and for some time he has made his home with Milo Bowman. He was a member of the Methodist church. The following children survive: Dan BOWEN, of Illinois; Guy [BOWEN] and John BOWEN, of Hammond; Earl BOWEN, whose address is unknown and Dorothy BOWEN of Montana.
Funeral services will be held at the Omega church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. John SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Omega cemetery.

Thursday, June 28, 1928

[no obits]

Friday, June 29, 1928

Mrs. Clinton SHEETS, aged 66 years, passed away at her home three and one-half miles southeast of Fulton, Thursday morning at 8 o'clock following an illness from complications which extended over a period of several years. Mrs. Sheets had resided in the vicinity of Fulton for the past 11 years, having moved here from Battle Ground, Indiana.
The deceased [Martha DILLMAN] was the daughter of Kline and Emily DILLMAN, being born on January 6, 1862 at Battle Ground. On February 4, 1891 she was united in marriage to Clinton S. SHEETS and to this union two sons survive. Mrs. Sheets was a member of the Methodist church. Besides the husband the following children and relatives survive: two sons, Harry SHEETS, of near Rochester, Emery SHEETS, one sister, Mrs. Frank FISHER of Laketon, and three brothers, Charles [DILLMAN], Dick [DILLMAN] and Herman DILLMAN, all residing at Battle Ground.
The funeral will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. J. G. BUTLER of the Fulton Baptist church in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, June 30, 1928

Delores Ann [DOVICHI], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William DOVICHI, passed away at her home 315 Fulton avenue, 5:30 o'clock Friday evening, death resulting after a three days illness. The little child was born in this city on March 4th, 1928.
The infant is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Dovichi, two sisters, Virginia [DOVICHI] aged two and one-half years, Wilma Jean [DOVICHI], aged one year and two months and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Florian DOVICHI, and Mr. and Mrs. John BINION, all of this city.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. D. S. PERRY were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dovichi home. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 2, 1928

Alvin Ralph MYERS, familiarly known as Tom MYERS, aged 37, died at 8:45 Sunday evening at his home in Fulton following an illness of three weeks. Death was due to complication of diseases.
The deceased, who was a life long resident of the Fulton vicinity, was born on a farm northeast of Fulton on November 14th, 1891 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MYERS. On January 19th, 1921 he was married to Miss Ollie RUSH, of Rochester. For the last three years Mr. Myers has operated a saw mill in Fulton and prior to that time was engaged with his brother in the threshing business. He was a talented musician and for several years played with the Rochester band. He was a member of the Fulton K. of P. Lodge.
Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, three sons, Roland [MYERS], Dean [MYERS] and Howard [MYERS]; his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Vern ZARTMAN and Mrs. Jesse BALDWIN, of near Tiosa; five brothers, Edward [MYERS] and Charles [MYERS] of Fulton, Arthur [MYERS] of near South Bend, Omer [MYERS], of Fort Wayne, and Walter [MYERS] of Ferndale, Washington. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternon at two o'clock at the Baptist Temple in Fulton with the Rev. J. G. BUTLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 3, 1928

[no obits]

Wednesday, July 4, 1928

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, July 5, 1928

The body of Mrs. Sarah PURNER, aged 81, of Fulton, widow of the late John PURNER, who passed away Monday afternoon was buried this afternoon in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Fulton. Mrs. Purner died at the home of her son, William, following an illness of several weeks with a complication of diseases. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Laura GWINN of Delphi and four sons, William [PURNER], Fred [PURNER], Price [PURNER] and Willis [PURNER], all of whom live near Fulton. The funeral services were held from the home of William Purner and were in charge of Rev. NATHAN.

Funeral services for the late Frank ROBINSON were held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. PIPER, southeast of the city. Rev. CROWDER officiated and burial was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Henry BRINKLEY, aged 60, of Etna Green dropped dead in Mentone near the residence of Dr. Herman CLUTTER shortly after noon Monday. His death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Brinkley at the time he was stricken was helping to move a building from Mentone to Etna Green. He is survived by a brother and two sisters. The inquest was held today by the coroner of Kosciusko county.

Friday, July 6, 1928

Morton NORRIS, aged 19, only son of Albert NORRIS of South Bend, who was drowned in Dixon Lake near Plymouth Wednesday it was learned today spent his boyhood days in Kewanna with his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank NORRIS. The youth's father is the ground keeper of the Plymouth Country Club. Morton, who was an expert swimmer, had gone to Dixon Lake to spend the day with a party of Plymouth young men. Norris jumped from the diving pier and started to swim to a raft about 75 yards from shore. As he neared the raft he sank in 18 feet of water without a struggle. It is thought he suffered a heart attack. The body was recovered within 20 minutes. All efforts to revive the young man failed. The deceased was a member of the 1927 graduating class of the South Bend High School. Funeral services were held in South Bend Friday afternoon. Burial was made in the Oak Hills cemetery at Plymouth.

Kokomo, Ind., July 6. -- Lafayette WAISNER, age seventy-one, whose home is eleven miles northwest of Rochester, Ind., near Leiters Ford, committed suicide about two o'clock Thursday night in a room in the Westmoreland hotel.
Leaving two notes, one addressed to his wife, and one to a brother, the aged man left no definite clue to the cause of his self destruction, except a general disatisfaction with life. He was said to be in good health, he owned property in Kokomo, a farm near Cassville and had a certificate of deposit for $1,315 in his jacket in addition to about $30 in currency. He was said to have sold a farm near Lancaster, Tenn., a short time ago and to have returned to Kokomo on April 12, his seventy-first birthday. He is said to have returned to Indiana because of his wife's health.
Hint at domestic trouble was contained in the fact that while he owned a farm near Cassville, his wife was living near Rochester and also in the farewell note he left addressed to his wife, which follows:
"Belle - If anything happens to me you get the undertaker at Miami to put me away, and there is a check in my pocket for expenses.
"I have been in hell long enough.
"Am feeling fine but everything is changed in town as well as other things. Hope you are as well as I am, and better if possible.
"As ever your would-be husband But you would not.
"As ever,
"Mr. Waisner."
Another note addressed to a brother said:
"Nearly eight o'clock, Royster Hotel, 507-1/2 North Buckeye street. Should anything happen to me, call Charley WAISNER or O. LAMBERT as they are my brothers. They live half-mile east of Cassville.
"Belle is so bitter towards me so I have finished it for good, and always. With love for all, good will to man. I leave no grudge or debts to settle. Tell boy. I want Belle to have the balance of the check. Don't try to use all of it. She needs all I have left for support. Remember her, she is sick. I haven't the nerve to take the nagging. By by. When you know it, it is done. I have my gray coat and pants in my suitcase. Don't put shoes on me. Everything is as I want it. When I am placed in Cassville cemetery,
"Lafe Waisner."
According to Mary E. ROYSTER, proprietress of the hotel, Waisner registered about five o'clock. He then made three trips out of the hotel and returned to his room about six o'clock. About 9:30 o'clock he was heard groaning in pain and a maid knocked at the door and asked if there was anything she could do. He replied that there was not, and the maid left. Shortly afterwards, however, his cries became louder and the maid crawled through a window and unlocked the door. The aged man was found in convulsions and great pain.
Dr. William H. HARRISON was called and after an examination the doctor was satisfied that the man had taken poison, but, Waisner denied that he had. When he was told that death was near, Waisner said, "I have everything written out there on the table," and then expired.
An envelope containing strychnine which had been purchased in Peru was found hidden in a closet. He had a new suit and entirely new clothing and apparently had made all arrangements in his power for his death.
Waisner is survived by the widow, Laura Belle WAISNER, who now lives near Rochester and who formerly lived in Kokomo where she was said to have been married to a man named HOOVER.
Waisner also leaves two brothers, Lambert WAISNER and Charles WAISNER, both of whom live one mile east of Cassville. He had four sisters, Mrs. Laura WEIR and Mrs. Alice COLBERT who live in Ohio, and Mrs. Mattie KEPHART, Willard, O., and Mrs. Ida EUING, Kokomo.
The body was taken to the Ladd and Nixon undertaking establishment where it was prepared for burial.
According to Coroner W. R. MORRISON, Waisner took the poison about six p.m. and apparently lived until about 10:30 o'clock.

Saturday, July 7, 1928

Mrs. Susan AULT, aged 73, well known Macy resident, died at 12:45 Saturday morning at her home following an illness of several years. Death was due to complications of diseases.
The deceased [Susan COX] was born on a farm near Mexico, Ind., on November 27th, 1854, the daughter of William and Mary COX. On February eight, 1877 she was married to Fredrick AULT, who died forty years ago. For many years Mrs. Ault lived in Twelve Mile moving to Macy 25 years ago. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jesse CLARK, of South Bend; Mrs. Maude SOWERS, of near Lake Nyona; Maggie [AULT] and Mary [AULT], at home. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence in Macy and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

With one body recovered early this morning, more than 200 searchers under the supervision of Sheriff Jerry FAGER of Peru dragging the swollen, murky waters of the Eel river at Mexico today for the bodies of the two lads, inmates of the Mexico orphanage who were drowned while swimming in the stream shortly after six o'clock Friday evening.
The victims were:
Raymond TODD, aged 11, of Grass Creek, son of Louis TODD.
Durwood MOFLEY/MUFFLEY, aged 12 of Warsaw.
Bruno LOGMAN/LOCMAN, 14, also of Warsaw.
The body of young Todd who has been an inmate of the home for the past four years was recovered about 300 yeads below the scene of the tragedy. The former Grass Creek lad's mother passed away about seven years ago and the boy who it is said showed tubercular tendencies soon afterward was placed in the orphanage.
Though press reports out of Indianapolis today gave conflicting stories concerning the disaster a telephone conversation with officials at the home at noon today gave the following version:
At six o'clock Friday evening John VETTERS, superintendent of the farms at the orphanage who has charge of the bathing in company with ten youngsters went directly back of the orphanage ground which is skirted by waters of the Eel river for a swim. For several minutes three or four of the lads were having great sport on a few old planks which they were using as a raft. Noticing several nails in the boards being used by the boys, Vetters ordered them to throw the raft up on the bank, which they did.
Resuming their play in the mud-colored waters young Todd ventured too far out in the stream and was swept into a deep hole and disappeared. Mofley and Logman both fair swimmers, started to Todd's aid and were drawn beneath the surface of the water by the strong undercurrents of the rain-swollen river. None of the youths appeared above the surface and all efforts of Vetters and others who soon arrived at the scene, to locate the bodies proved futile.
Calls were immediately sent out to this city and Peru for boats and motor driven launches to assist in dragging the river. Four or five Rochester's experienced boatmen who rendered invaluable service during the Peru flood in 1913, promptly responded to the summons and are still on the scene assisting in the search for the two bodies. This city's pulmotor was also sent to the orphanage.
The body of young Todd was taken to Peru undertaking parlors, where later this morning it was claimed by Grass Creek relatives. Funeral arrangements as yet have not been announced.
The Mexico orphanage is conducted by the Church of the Brethren under the superintendency of Brethren J. C. WARSTLER who with his wife are now on a vacation in California.
Miss Leona SWIHART, well known in this city, is swimming instructor at the institution, and at the time of the disaster was in Argos, called there by the illness of her father.

Monday, July 9, 1928

Lyman M. BRACKETT, 74, one of Rochester's leading citizens and a life-long resident of the city, died at his home 928 Jefferson Street at 12:15 Monday afternoon after an illness of one week. Death came as the result of a general poisoning which came from an infection of the throat. He was confined to his home last Monday and the illness gradually became worse until the end. Relatives and friends had been advised that there was no hope.

Mr. Brackett was widely known in this community having been one of the progressive business men in Rochester for nearly fifty years. At a comparitively early age he made a comfortable fortune in the lumber and other businesses and the spacious Brackett home was one of the social centers of the city. He was an accomplished sportsman, a lover of good dogs and fine horses and his friends were listed among all ranks in the community. He was well liked by young and old as he maintained an exceedingly youthful spirit always. In the last few years he had not been actively engaged in business.
He was born September 8, 1854 the son of Dr. Charles and Margaret WILSON BRACKETT, who were pioneers of Fulton County. His birth place was at the old Taylor farm place just a short distance north of Rochester on Federal Road 31. Fifty-two years ago he married Miss Sarah MERRIAM of Grafton, Vt. The ceremony took place at Rochester. She came from one of the pioneer families of that state. Fourteen years ago he was married to Mrs. Katherine RANNELLS. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Knights of Pythias lodge and was always an active Republican.
Originally he engaged in the wholesale and manufacturing lumber business with Abner J. BARRETT in 1879, retiring from this in 1900. Then he went into the wholesale grocery business with members of his family. He erected several business buildings in Rochester, the chief one being the Arlington Hotel and business block which was built in partnership with Mr. Barrett.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Maurice SHELTON, Indianapolis, a son, Lyman Ely BRACKETT, San Diego, Calif., a brother Charles W. BRACKETT of north of this city, a sister, Mrs. Charles K. PLANK, Rochester, a half-sister, Mrs. Frank E. BRYANT, Rochester, and five grandsons, Lyman BRACKETT, Maurice Merriam [SHELTON] and Richard M. SHELTON, James BRACKETT and Richard Ely BRACKETT. A son, Charles [BRACKETT], died 12 years ago and two sisters, Mrs. Geo. W. HOLMAN and Mrs. W. J. WILLIAMS both preceded hi in death.
No funeral arrangements have been made due to the fact that Lyman E. Brackett and his family are on the way from California and preparations will not be made until after their arrival tomorrow. They left their home and were rushing by train eastward in hopes of seeing his father alive. All of the other surviving relatives were here at the time of Mr. Brackett's death.

Funeral services for Lafayette WAISNER wealthy farmer of near Leiters Ford, who committed suicide last Thursday in a hotel at Kokomo were held Sunday afternoon in Cassville, north of Kokomo.

With the bodies of all three of the orphan boys who were drowned in the Eel River Friday night recovered preparations were being made today for a double funeral at the Church of the Brethren at Mexico. Raymond TODD of Grass Creek and Bruno LOGMAN/LOCMAN of Warsaw, will be buried at Greenlawn Cemetery beside the church after the funeral services there Tuesday morning at ten o'clock. The body of Durwood MOFLEY/MUFFLEY has been taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary MOCK, at North Webster and funeral services will be held there.
The search for the bodies continued without stopping until all three were found. Todd's body was recovered shortly after the drowning. Locman's was found a short distance above the bridge at Mexico about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon and a half hour later the body of the Muffley boy was found nearby.
Gene BROCKMAN, Lake Manitou resident, on being called by Mayor M. O. KING, took an outboard motor boat to the scene Friday night, his outfit being hauled by Ray COOK on his truck. Brockman and Cook worked with the other men until late Friday night and Brockman returned and continued the search with the others until the bodies were found. He said that all means of paraphernalia were used but none were successful until ropes were stretched across the river and with about seven boats attached they were let down the river slowly thus covering every foot of the river. He said that the swollen river fell about a foot during Friday night but that the waters were still muddy Saturday and they were unable to see anything.

Tuesday, July 10, 1928

Failing to notice any signs of activity about the premises of their neighbor, Mrs. Marinda E. MOORE, who resides three miles southeast of Athens, Mrs. Arthur HARTMAN called the aged lady's daughter, Mrs. Selah Maby also of that vicinity and entrance was gained in the house where Mrs. Moore was found dead in her bed. Investigation by physicians who were called showed death had resulted from an attack of apoplexy about 12:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mrs. Moore, who was 67 years of age, had resided alone since her husband's death which occurred last February and the Hartman family had been engaged to attend to the heavier of the farm chores, since that time.
Marinda E. [ROUCH], daughter of Jacob and Anna ROUCH, was born on the farm homestead where she died, on March 15, 1861, having resided there her entire life. During the month of September of 1881 she was united in marriage to Eldridge MOORE, who preceded her in death a few months ago. Mrs. Moore was a member of the United Brethren church of Athens. Mrs. Moore is survived by the following relatives: a daughter, Mrs. Selah MABY of near Athens, a son, Orville MOORE, of Akron, and six grandchildren. Another daughter, Lola WAKLEY preceded her mother in death seven years ago.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, at Akron.

Wednesday, July 11, 1928

Funeral services for Mr. L. M. BRACKETT will be conducted at the home corner of Jefferson and 10th street Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Reverends Joseph GLEASON and R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the mausoleum.

Thursday, July 12, 1928

Mrs. William H. DENISTON of this city, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Ellen TYSON, aged 83, which occurred Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Simon FISHER in Rock Rapids, Iowa. For twelve years the deceased lived in Logansport with another sister, Mrs. W. L. FERNALD, going to Iowa last April.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Ora E. FISHER, of Winona Lake; Morton TYSON, Montana; Frank TYSON, of Chili and Mrs. Simon FISHER, of Rock Rapids, Iowa. The body of Mrs. Tyson will arrive in Logansport Friday and private funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at the Fernald home in that city. Burial will be made in the Eel River cemetery near Chili.
[NOTE: Deceased is buried at Eel River Chapel Cemetery, located north-east corner of the intersection of 425W and 300N in Jefferson Township, Miami County, Indiana. - WCT.]

Friday, July 13, 1928

The funeral of Lyman M. BRACKETT which was held at the home, 928 Jefferson Street, Thursday afternoon, was very largely attended. The services were simple and impressive. Owen DAVISSON sang two solos, accompanied by Mrs. Robert SHAFER on the piano, Rev. R. H. CROWDER, gave a prayer and Rev. J. B. GLEASON delivered the funeral sermon. The pall bearers intimate friends of the deceased, were Charles E. PLANK, Abner J. J. BARRETT, Henry A. BARNHART, Rome C. STEPHENSON, George W. HOLMAN, and Frank HOFFMAN. A short service was held at the mausoleum.
Quite a number of persons from out of the city attended. Among the relatives and friends there were: Lyman BRACKETT, of San Diego, California; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. SHELTON, sons Merriam [SHELTON] and Richard [SHELTON] and Mr. and Mrs. Brackett SHELTON, of Indianapolis; Dr. and Mrs. C. L. GEYER, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. STEPHENSON and Hugh STEPHENSON, of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Scott BOWEN, of Chicago; Mrs. William ALLMAN and Mr. HAUCK, of Argos; Mrs. John CARTER and Mrs. O. JEFFERSON, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. E. RANNELLS and son Robert [RANNELLS], of Fulton and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. BEYER, of Winona Lake.

Saturday, July 14, 1928

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Monday, July 16, 1928

Rochester relatives were on Sunday apprised of the death of Mrs. Ed LILLARD which occured at her home in Marion Saturday evening following an illness of lengthy duration from heart trouble. The deceased who was 54 years of age had been a resident of Kokomo practically all of her life, having moved to Marion but a few months ago.
Mrs. Lillard [Elsie M. WEAVER], who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WEAVER, is survived by her husband, one son Ralph [LILLARD], who played with the Colonial orchestra last year, now of Indianapolis, two daughters, Mrs. Ruby JONES, of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Lillian [LILLARD] at home; two sisters, Mrs. Alpha GURLEE, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ed CLARK of Kokomo. The Rochester relatives are three aunts, Mrs. Ida CARTER, Mrs. Clark ENYART and Mrs. J. L. BABCOCK and a cousin, Mrs. Charles WILLARD. The funeral sevices will be held at Marion, Tuesday morning, while burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rochester.

Tuesday, July 17, 1928

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Wednesday, July 18, 1928

Mrs. Ida C. McMILLEN, aged 43, for many years a resident of the Green Oak community south of Rochester, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Minerva CRAIG,, in Akron, with whom she had lived for the past three years. She had been ill for two years with creeping paralysis and complications.
The deceased [Ida C. CRAIG] was born in Fulton County on October 10th, 1884, the

daughter of George and Minerva CRAIG. On November 5th, 1908, she was married to George McMILLEN. Following her marriage Mr. and Mrs. McMillen lived on a farm southwest of Green Oak, later moving to Mishawaka. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Green Oak.
Surviving are the husband, mother and two sisters, Mrs. Abe HOOVER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Perry ZARTMAN, northeast of Akron. Floyd CONRAD, of Rochester, is a nephew.
Private funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of her mother in Akron. Rev. TRACY will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Mrs. [F.] Leslie STUBBS, aged 49 years, passed away at the Logansport hospital Monday afternoon following an operation for the removal of gall stones from which the deceased had suffered for a long period. Mrs. Stubbs, whose maiden name was Dora [B.] WOLF, was born in Aubbeenaubbee township, and had resided on a farm near Delong practically all of her life.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. Besides the husband nine children survive: Mrs. Ralph MURRAY, of Kewanna; Mrs. Earl DEMONT, of Leiters Ford; Carl STUBBS, of Monterey; Walter [STUBBS], at home; and Misses Mattie [STUBBS], Eva [STUBBS], Dorothy [STUBBS], Loretta [STUBBS] and Eunice [STUBBS] also at home. Funeral services will be held at the Zion church Friday afternoon with the Rev. McKINLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery.

Thursday, July 19, 1928

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Methodist Church at Gilead for Mrs. Amos SUMMER, aged 52, who died at her home in Gilead Tuesday morning after a two years illness caused by cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Summer had a number of relatives in this county.

Friday, July 20, 1928

A baby girl which only lived a few minutes born to Mr. and Mrs. Waldo HINDLE of near Tiosa was buried Thursday afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Flora SUTTON, aged 42, wife of William SUTTON, of Peru, who is well known in this city, died at her home Tuesday after a two months illness. Besides the husband the deceased is survived by her father and nine brothers and sisters.

Saturday, July 21, 1928

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Monday, July 23, 1928

While alone in her home Saturday morning, Mrs. Jennie STURGEON TAYLOR, age 71, of 1330 Wall street, South Bend, who was well-known by the older residents of this city, died suddenly after suffering a stroke of apoplexy. Her body was found lying in the front hall of he residence by a postman between 9:30 and 10 o'clock, approximately an hour after her death is believed to have occurred.

Mrs. Taylor's daughter, Miss Mabel TAYLOR, with whom she made her home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. W. B. SCHAEFER, 1314 East Wayne street, North, were at the summer home of the Schaefer family at Lake Wawasee, Indiana, at the time of her death. Mrs. Taylor had returned from the lake but Monday, apparently in good health.

Mrs. Anna Stacie SINNOT, aged 52, a life long resident of Wayne Township, died Saturday morning at her home two miles north of Grass Creek. Death was due to heart trouble from which she had suffered only a few days.
The deceased [Anna Stacie HINES] was born in Wayne Township on July 31st, 1876 the daughter of James and Martha HINES. On July 23rd, 1907 she was married to P. A. SINNOT, who survives. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Miss Margaret [SINNOT], at home; three brothers, James [HINES] of South Bend; Patrick [HINES] and Michael [HINES] of Grass Creek, and five sisters, Mrs. Ollie FRUSHOUR and Mrs. Julia QUAGMAN, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Nora BONNEY, of Chicago, sister Nonia, of Illinois, and Miss Margaret HINES of Grass Creek.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kewanna with Father BONNEY officiating. Burial was made in the St. Ann's cemetery.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Church for Mrs. Henry SWOPE, aged 54, of Macy, who died Friday evening at her home northeast of that place. Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble from which she had suffered for several months.
Mrs. Swope was born at Monterey, Ind., on July tenth, 1874, the daughter of Allen and Catherine KINSLEY. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Henry SWOPE.
Surviving are the husband, four sons, John [SWOPE], of Deedsville, Charles [SWOPE], of Gilead, Fred [SWOPE], of Akron and George [SWOPE], at home; four daughters, Mrs. Esther BOCKOVER, of Macy, Mrs. Hazel FLOOR, of North Manchester, and Myrtle [SWOPE] and Hildred SWOPE, at home; a brother, Oliver CRAIG, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Leta GRAVES, of South Bend.
Rev. John ELSON, of Gilead, officiated at the funeral service and burial was made in the Paw Paw cemetery.

Tuesday, July 24, 1928

Rochester friends have received word of the death of the mother of Jerome ZECHIEL who died Monday night at her home in Culver.

Kingsley ABERNETHY, 38, who was born and reared in Rochester and who lived at Winnetka, Ill., died yesterday at noon at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ABERNETHY in South Bend. Death was caused by cancer. He had been ill for some time and was brought to South Bend in June where he went to the Epworth Hospital. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a wife and two sons. He was the branch manager of the Central Heating Company with offices in Chicago. He will be remembered by many in this city who knew him as a boy.

Mrs. Juda A. SHIREMAN, aged 57, died at the home of her daughter in South Bend, at 5 o'clock this morning, following a second stroke of paralysis which she suffered last Friday. Mrs. Shireman until two years ago lived in the Athens neighborhood, later moving to Tippecanoe, and it was while on a visit with her daughter that she suffered the fatal stroke.
The deceased, [Juda A. RICHARDSON], who was the daughter of Riley and Rebecca RICHARDSON, was born on a farm four miles east of this city on the Fort Wayne road. She was a member of the Church of God at Athens. Survivors are the husband, Charles [SHIREMAN], four children, six sisters and two brothers. Two of the sisters are Mrs. Alvin GOOD and Mrs. Mary GOOD who live east of this city. Funeral services will be held from the local Saints Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

John BERNERO, aged 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BERNERO of Argos, former residents of this city, and Dan HARDESTY, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. HARDESTY, also of Argos, were instantly killed at 10:30 o'clock Monday night when a motorcycle on which they were riding driven by Hardesty crashed into the rear of a flatrack owned by John HARLEY, a farmer living three miles southeast of Argos who was returning to his home. The accident occurred one-half a mile south of Argos on Federal Road 31.
The two boys who are students in the Argos High School, were playing in front of the Argos Candy Kitchen which is owned by Louis BERNERO. Because it was warm Hardesty invited his schoolmate to take a ride with him on his motorcycle which was an old machine with a very poor headlight. The invitation was accepted. Hardesty was in charge of the motorcycle with Bernero sitting behind him on the auxiliary seat.
It was said that Hardesty was driving the motorcycle at the rate of 60 miles an hour when they struck the rear of the flatrack clearing the same as far as the reach. Both boys were killed instantly. Hardesty and Bernero when the engine of the motorcycle finally died were found astride the motorcycle in upright positions.
The bodies of the unfortunate lads were removed to an Argos undertaking parlor. An examination showed that Hardesty's death had been caused by a fracture of the skull while Bernero had died of a crushed chest. Both lads had had their jaw bone broken and had suffered internal injuries.
Coroner R. W. JOHNSON of Plymouth was called who examined a number of witnesses. The inquest will probably be held Friday morning. It is said no blame can be attached to Mr. Harley as he had complied with the state law and had a lantern tied to the rear of the flatrack. There is some doubt as to whether the lantern was lighted at the time.
Several witnesses told Coroner Johnson that the headlight on the motorcycle was a poor one and diffused little light because it had never been cared for properly. The scene of the tragedy which has also been the site of many other accidents was soon the mecca of many motorists from Argos and surrounding cities. A number of persons from this city drove to Argos. John Bernero will be remembered by many Rochester persons as the chubby little fellow who assisted his father with the curb service which his parent afforded at his soft drink fountain.
John was born in this city. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Gus [BERNERO], Louey [BERNERO] and Frankie [BERNERO] and two sisters, Marie [BERNERO] and Cecelia [BERNERO]. The dead lad was a nephew of Mrs. Florian DOVICHI, who when apprised of the accident went immediately to Argos. Dan Hardesty was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. HARDESTY. No funeral arrangements have been made for either of the lads pending word from relatives at distant points.

Wednesday, July 25, 1928

James HORNING, one of the oldest men in the vicinity of Laketon, and who prided himself that he was the oldest pipe line operator in the country, passed away at his home Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, July 26, 1928

Noah ZARTMAN, aged 65, a well known stock buyer of Miami County, died Thursday morning at the home of his brother, William ZARTMAN, near Mexico. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had been seriously ill for several weeks.
Surviving are three children, Milton [ZARTMAN] and Cody ZARTMAN, of Havre, Montant, and a daughter, Wanda [ZARTMAN], of California. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from his children.

An infant daughter which only lived a few minutes, of Mr. and Mrs. George HEILMAN who live on a farm near Kewanna, Wednesday morning at the Woodlawn Hospital. The child was buried Wednesday afternoon at Hanna. The mother was Miss Marie WIDUP.

Friday, July 27, 1928

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Saturday, July 28, 1928

Mrs. Grover MEADOWS, aged 32, of South Bend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allison BANEY, of this city, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend following a Caesarean operation. The baby, a boy died an hour later.
Esther Ruth BANEY was born at Denver, Indiana on July 29th, 1926 the daughter of William Allison and Arletta BANEY. She was married on March sixth, 1914 at Rochester to Grover MEADOWS and for several years had lived in South Bend, residing at 1109 Cedar Street. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Pauline [MEADOWS] aged 11, her parents and a sister Mrs. Elmer COOK, of Fulton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Meadows and son will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church in this city with Rev. Joseph GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The bodies of Mrs. Meadows and son were brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Baney, in this city, Saturday afternoon.

Monday, July 30, 1928

Earl Warren [HARTZLER], 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert HARTZLER, who reside two miles east of Gilead, was drowned in Lukens' Lake southeast of Akron, shortly after 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Although the body was recovered a few moments afterward all attempts of resuscitation proved futile.
The young lad who was a student of the Gilead High School and a member of the Akron Citizens Band, had been in swimming with several other young people at the Lukens' lake beach

and when he dived off the platform as had been his habit on previous occasions he never arose to the surface. Other swimmers there immediately noticed that Hartzler failed to come up spread their alarm and divers attempted to locate the body. As the water is perhaps 6 to 20 feet deep at this place their efforts proved futile and grappling hooks were successfully used.
The body was recovered after ten or fifteen minutes of searching, and first aid remedies applied. In the meantime physicians were called and though their arrival was somewhat delayed their efforts also failed to revive the youth. An examination of the body and lungs lead to the belief that Hartzler had suffered a heart attack and that death was due to that cause rather than by drowning.
The youth is survived by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Cleo SHAFER of North Manchester. The father of the lad had been in ill health for the past several months suffering from a nervous breakdown and this additional shock has left him in a very serious condition, relatives stated today. The funeral will be held at Gilead Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, July 31, 1928

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 1, 1928

Star City, Aug. 1. -- Clarence SILVEY, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SILVEY of Star City, was instantly killed Tuesday night at 8:10 o'clock, when his body was severed under the wheels of a Pennsylvania freight train which was passing through that town.
The mutilated body of the youngster was picked up in two places, the torso portion being found on the outside of the rails while the hips and legs were laying in the center of the tracks. Life was extinct when assistance reached the gruesome scene. The body was immediately taken to an undertaking establishment at Winamac.
It was stated by witnesses, the Silvey lad and two youthful companions were hopping the freight as it was slowly passing through Star City. As Silvey attempted to swing onto a box car step he missed his footing and fell directly under the crushing, massive wheels. The train crew unaware of the tragedy proceeded on into Logansport before they learned of the dreadful accident.
Coroner George WASHBURN was called to the scene and ordered the body removed to the undertakng parlors. A verdict of accidental death will probably be returned today. The little victim was a pupil in the Star City schools and the frightful manner of his death has cast a pall over the entire community.

Thursday, August 2, 1928

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Christian Church in Kewanna, for the late Alonzo CARR, aged 38, who died in the Northern Indiana Hospital at Logansport, Tuesday afternoon after a nine years illness caused by tuberculosis. The services were in charge of Rev. Aaron BURGER of the Kewanna Christian Church of which organization the deceased was a member. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna. Mr. Carr was born in Niantic, Illinois on January 23, 1890. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. CARR. Twelve years ago Mr. Carr moved to Kewanna. In 1914 Mr. Carr married Miss Lila POWELL at Niantic who survives as does seven children, Evelyn [CARR], Anna [CARR] Raymond [CARR], Helen [CARR], Oscar [CARR], Thelma [CARR] and Morene [CARR]; five brothers, Harvey [CARR] and John

[CARR], of Illiopolis, Ill., Charles [CARR] of Niantic, Ill., Wilbur [CARR] and Tom [CARR] of Kewanna; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles STAMM, of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. Hazel HOUFER, of South Bend.

Friday, August 3, 1928

Bourbon, Ind. -- Aut. 3. -- Morgan THOMAS, aged 83, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus SHIVELY. He was member of the Seventy-fifth Indiana, Co. E, in the Civil War. He leaves two daughters.

Daniel LEININGER, one of Akron's foremost citizens and a pioneer in the mercantile field, having been actively in merchandising for a period of 45 years, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. D. Stoner, death resulting from sugar diabetes and complications from which diseases the deceased had suffered for the past three years. Mr. Leininger would have been 76 years old had he lived until his next birthday, Nov. 9th.
Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac LEININGER, was born in Skulkehaven, Penn., on November 9th, 1846 and when a lad of but nine years of age moved to Henry township with his parents, where he has since resided. Mr. Leininger's wife preceded him in death 15 years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. [Cleotus G.] SMITH, Mrs. H. D. STONER, Earl [LEININGER], Willis [LEININGER], Roy [LEININGER], Elmer [LEININGER] and Lewis LEININGER, all residents of Akron. More complete details of Mr. Leininger's obituary will be carried in a later issue of this newspaper.
Funeral services in charge of the Reverends WORLEY and Daniel SLAYBAUGH will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Saturday, August 4, 1928

Mrs. Grover MEADOWS, aged 32, of South Bend, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BANEY, of Rochester, died at 12:30 p.m., Friday, at the St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend following a caesarian operation. The baby, a boy, died an hour later. Mrs. Meadows was very well known in this city.
Esther Ruth BANEY was born at Denver, Indiana, on July 29th, 1896, the daughter of William Allison and Arletta BANEY. She was married on March 6th, 1914 at Rochester to Grover MEADOWS and for several years had lived at South Bend at 1109 Cedar Street. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, aged 11, her parents and a sister, Mrs. Elmer COOK of Fulton. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church at Rochester with Rev. Joseph GLEASON in charge and burial was made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. The bodies of Mrs. Meadows and son were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Baney at Rochester, Saturday afternoon.

Monday, August 6, 1928

Funeral services for Daniel LEININGER, one of Akron's most prominent citizens, were held Monday afternoon at the Akron Methodist Church with Reverends WORLEY and SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial was made in the Akron cemetery. Mr. Leininger died last Friday morning following an illness of three years. Practicaly all of the business houses in Akron were claosed during the service.

Tuesday, August 7, 1928

The following excerpts from a story carried in the Indianapolis Star today, will be of interest to several Rochester people who have made the acquaintance of Albert SCHNEIDER, formerly of Indianapolis,l during his visits here at the Loy ROSS cottage, Lake Manitou. Mr. Schneider, being a brother-in-law of Mrs. Paul BLACKBURN, nee Myrtle ROSS of this city.
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"Indianapolis, Aug. 7, (I.N.S.) -- Albert J. (Al) SCHNEIDER, 30 years old, Indianapolis aviator and world war veteran, was fatally injured near Shreveport, La., yesterday morning when his airplane crashed in a cotton field, according to an Associated Press dispatch. He was the son of W. G. SCHNEIDER, 3485 Birchwood avenue, prominent local tailor, and a brother of Louis Schneider, race driver.
"Mr. Schneider left Indianapolis about four weeks ago to accept a position with the Huff-Deland Company, a concern employing aviators to spray chemical compounds on cotton fields from airplanes in an effort to exterminate the boll weavil. While spraying a field at low altitude yesterday, Schneider attempted to clear a tree, but his plane went into a loop and crashed.
"Surviving besides the widow, father and two brothers, Louis [SCHNEIDER] and Paul [SCHNEIDER], are two children, Betty [SCHNEIDER], 7 years old, and Jack [SCHNEIDER], 5 years old, and another brother, Frederick [SCHNEIDER], all of Indianapolis.
"The two children have been staying with Mrs. Schneider's mother, Mrs. William R. BLACKBURN, 609 Congress avenue."

Wednesday, August 8, 1928

Thomas C. HALL, aged 75, for many years foreman in charge of the Rochester section of the Chicago and Erie railroad, died at his home at 429 West Third Street at 2:30 o'clock this morning. Death was due to Brights disease following a five weeks illness.
Mr. Hall was born at Greensburg on August 25, 1852 and was a son of John and Rebecca HALL. He has lived in this city for 39 years, coming here from Red Key. For the past ten years Mr. Hall has been a tool grinder having his shop at the rear of Shewards Feed Store on North Main Street. He was a member of the Rochester United Brethren Church.
Mr. Hall was married to Martha M. CLOUSE at Albany, Ind., on May 2, 1872. She survives as do three sons, John [HALL] and Devere [HALL] of this city and Lewis [HALL] of Warsaw, and a daughter Mrs. Geo. [Nora HALL] NEWELL of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. S. B. WELLS in charge. Burial will be made in the Hall family lot in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, August 9, 1928

Coroner Ralph JOHNSON of Plymouth was called Wednesday to hold an inquest in the death of Elmer VANGUNDY, 37, of Tippecanoe, who died Tuesday at 1:45 o'clock from injuries sustained Monday noon while working on a Tippecanoe River bridge which is being constructed by Arthur Thomson of Plymouth.
Scaffolding which had been placed to permit the handling of the steel girders gave way Monday and the huge weight of several pieces of steel and wooden scaffolding fell, catching Vangundy beneath it. Several other workmen were only slightly injured but Vangundy was taken to the Kelly Hospital in Argos with several ribs broken and serious internal injuries, which resulted in his death Tuesday.
Mr. Vangundy lived with his mother in Tippecanoe and is survived by three sisters and one brother.

Friday, August 10, 1928

Mrs. Mary WILSON, aged 66, well-known resident of Macy and the widow of the late Dr. J. S. Wilson, died Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at her home. Death was due to heart trouble from which she had suffered for over two years.
The deceased was born in Fulton County, in the Millark neighborhood, on May 29, 1862, the daughter of Israel and Maria JOHNSON. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Dr. J. S. WILSON, who died 15 years ago, and her entire life had been spent in the Macy vicinity. Surviving are one son, Scudder WILSON, of Macy, and a daughter, Mrs. May WENTENCAMP, of Alberta, Canada, and seven grandchildren, among them being Miss Martha [SROUFE] and Russell [SROUFE], Virginia [WILSON], Robert [WILSON], and [Joanna] WILSON, all of Macy, and Mrs. Phillip DUEY, of New York City.
Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Scudder Wilson, in Macy. Rev. READ, pastor of the Christian Church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Saturday, August 11, 1928

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mentone Methodist Church for Billy WOODS aged 76, who died at the Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg Thursday evening following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered two weeks ago. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery. Mr. Woods for many years lived west of the Sand Hill school house north of this city. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Richland Center. His only survivor is a daughter, Mrs. John FENSTERMAKER of Mentone.

Albert SCHNEIDER of Indianapolis who was killed in an aeroplane accident at Shreveport, La., last Tuesday is to be buried in Indianapolis Saturday afternoon with full military honors.

Monday, August 13, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Gresham BEARSS of this city attended the funeral of Miss Mary WOOD, 20, which was held at the home of the deceased's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John WOODS [sic], of Butler, Ind. The Woods were formerly residents of this county and for several years resided on one of the Bearss farms southwest of this city.

Adolph BICCARD, 68 years old, 3560 Salem street, Indianapolis, a former resident of this city, suffered a heart attack Saturday morning and died on a street in New York before aid could be administered according to word which was received in this city by friends of the family.
Mr. Biccard left Indianapolis, August 2 with his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben F. GLICK, and Mr. Glick's mother, Mrs. May GLICK all of Indianapolis, on a two week's vacation. They had planned to start home Sunday.
M. E. GLICK of Indianapolis, brother of Mr. Biccard's son-in-law, who received word of the death from his brother said the shock was doubly great because Mr. Biccard had never been ill before. Arangements for returning the body have not been learned here.
Mr. Biccard was born in Germany and came to the United States when a young man. He settled in this city where he married Miss Minnie ALLMAN. She died 17 years ago. A number of years ago Mr. Biccard moved to Indianapolis and was a representative of the American Brewing Company.
While in this city Mr. Biccard was the representative of an Indianapolis brewing company. With the advent of prohibition Mr. Biccard became the manager of the Knights of Pythias building in Indianapolis which position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Biccard was a charter member of the Rochester Knights of Pythias lodge. Four other charter members are alive. He was also a member of B'nai B'rith, Moses lodge, and secretary of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

Sylvanus SEE, ageed 66, for many years engaged in the lumber business at Macy with his sons, died Saturday morning at 9:15 o'clock following a two years illness caused by cancer of the mouth. The deceased, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William SEE, was born in Perry township, Miami county on December 11, 1862 and had lived in Macy for 25 years.
Mr. See was a member of the Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows and the Masonic lodges of Macy. He was married to Miss Mary TROUT in 1884 who survives him as do seven children, Emerson [SEE] of Montana, Howard [SEE] and Donald [SEE] of Macy, Mrs. Charles AMBLER of this city, Mrs. Lyman BEECHER of South Bend, Mrs. Scott HURST of Mexico and Mrs. George SCHOEN of Macy. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence in Macy with the Rev. James SPARLING of Muncie in charge. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave in the Plainview cemetery. The business houses of Macy closed during the hour of the funeral.

Tuesday, August 14, 1928

Jack SAYERS has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, Dr. RUBUSH, 74 of London, Indiana, which occurred Monday night following a major operation.

Wednesday, August 15, 1928

Funeral services for Adolph BICCARD, of Indianapolis, former resident of this city, who dropped dead last Saturday in New York City, will be held from the residence, corner Delaware and Tenth streets at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time Tuesday. A number of Rochester people will attend the services. Mr. Biccard was a charter member of the Rochester Knights of Pythias lodge. Burial will be made in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Louisa PUGH, aged 83 years, perhaps one of the most beloved and well-known pioneer residents of Rochester, passed away at Woodlawn hospital at eight o'clock Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness from Brights disease and complications. Mrs. Pugh had been in ill health sonce last December, although she was able to attend to her household duties until the past few days, and only submitted to being taken to Woodlawn hospital Monday morning. For 40 years "Auntie Pugh" as she was familiarly addressed by her neighbors and legion of friends, has resided in her residence which was built by her husband, Albert PUGH, in the year of 1887, at 608 Fulton avenue.
Louisa [KITT], daughter of Jacob and Anna KITT, was born at the corner of West Third and Jefferson street, this city, January 27, 1844 and with the exception of two years residency in Goodland, Ind., where her husband was engaged in the newspaper business, all of her life has been spent in Rochester. In May of 1866 at the close of the Civil war Miss Louisa Kitt was united in marriage to Albert PUGH, who preceded her in death 11 years ago. Mr. Pugh, a veteran of the Civil war was engaged in the newspaper business practically all his life and at one time was owner of The Sentinel. To this union one daughter was born, Grace [PUGH], who died at the age of five years. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and an ardent worker in that institution.
The following relatives survive: two nephews, Spor KITT of Chicago, Fred KITT of Goodland; a niece, Mrs. Lottie SHEPPARD of Rensselaer; sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriet KITT of Goodland; brother-in-law, Henry DOWNING, of Masonic Home, Franklin, and two cousins, A. C. MITCHELL, 94, and Jasper BOZARTH of this city. Funeral arrangements will not be decided until relatives arrive.
A. C. Mitchell, Rochester's oldest resident and an authority on the early history of Rochester, stated that Mrs. Pugh's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BOZARTH, were instrumental in the plotting out of Rochester, the northwest part of this city still be [sic] classified as the Bozarth addition. The Bozarths came to this county in the year of 1826.k

Joseph BALL, aged 82, a Civil war veteran and well known resident of Aubbeenaubbee Township, died at eight o'clock Tuesday evening while on his way to Leiters Ford to consult a physician. Mr. Ball had been in ill health for several months with heart trouble and it was while being taken to the doctor by his grandson that he suffered the fatal attack.
The deceased, a retired farmer who lived one mile west of Leiters Ford, was born in Cass County the son of Mr. and Mrs. David BALL. He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, I.O.O.F. lodge and Methodist Church at Leiters Ford.
Surviving are two sons, Eli BALL, of Leiters Ford and Jesse BALL, of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie JOHNSTON, of Niles, Michigan and Mrs. Carrie GINTHER, of South Bend; two brothers, W. B. BALL and Lafayette BALL, of Logansport.
Funeral services will be held sometime Friday with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge, and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

John C. GEARHART, aged 74, was found dead Wednesday morning at his home in Disko, death having been due to a heart attack. Mr. Gearhart who had been in poor health for several years, was engaged in doing the morning chores when he suffered the attack that proved fatal. The deceased was found shortly after he was stricken and Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN, of this city, was summoned who pronounced death due to heart trouble.
Mr. Gearhart was born in Wabash County, Indiana on February sixth, 1854 the son of George and Susannah GEARHART. He was married to Emma HALDMAN and for many years lived near Silver Lake, having moved to Disko about five years ago. He was a member of the church of God of Disko.
Surviving are the wife and six children, Mrs. Myrtle GOOD, Charles [GEARHART] and Earl [GEARHART] of Disko, Frank [GEARHART] of Idaville, Clyde [GEARHART] and Ralph [GEARHART] of North Manchester, and Guy [GEARHART], of California. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Guy Stump, of Huntington, Ind., who was the guest of the Misses Nona [TURNER], Isabel [TURNER] and Marie TURNER for several days, was called home Tuesday afternoon by the death of her brother, Evan FAST, aged 84, who was instantly killed Tuesday morning while his truck was struck by a northbound Indiana Service Corporation Car. The accident occurred at the "Fast Crossing" just behind the Fast residence north of Roanoke. Fast's body was thrown sixty-five feet by the impact crushing his skull and breaking the upper left leg in several places.
The deceased was a World War veteran and while overseas was in the Chateau-Thiery, Soissons and St. Mihiel engagements and during one of these was injured. For some time he was employed in the Farmers Trust Company,. in Huntington, of which his father, A. C. Fast, was president for several years.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Ethel Eva GOSHORN, of Huntington, a son, Richard [FAST], his father, A. C. FAST, and sister, Mrs. Guy STUMP, of Huntington.

John HIBSCHMAN, 86, well known Civil war veteran and retired Kosciusko county farmer, passed away early Tuesday morning at his home near Mentone.
He had been in failing health for some time but had been seriously ill only a few days. His death was due to a complication of heart and kidney trouble. His wife died some time ago and surviving relatives include one son, William HIBSCHMAN, who resides on the home place; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie ECKHART of near Mentone; Mrs. Minnie ELLIS, of east of Warsaw, and a daughter, who resided in Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Harrison Center church and interment will be in the church cemetery.

Thursday, August 16 1928

The funeral of Mrs. Louisa PUGH will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pugh residence, 608 Fulton Avenue. The services will be in charge of Rev. S. A. WELLS and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Friday, August 17, 1928

Dr. Harley W. TAYLOR, 51, well known physician and one of Rochester's most active citizens, died at his home 317 West Seventh Street Friday evening at 5:45 following an illness of almost nine months. Hope for his life had been given up several days ago as he had gradually become worse since July 2nd. His wife, and daughter, Marietta [TAYLOR], were at the bedside when the end came.
On December 1, 1927, Dr. Taylor who had suffered from high blood pressure for some time, was suddenly afflicted with an embolism of the brain. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment and improved to such an extent that he was brought home. He had two relapses the last one bringing on complications which proved fatal.
Dr. Taylor was born August 2d, 1877 at Talma, the son of William H. and Delilah TAYLOR. While a young man he moved with his parents to Rochester where he resided ever since. He attended schools here and Rochester College and in 1905 graduated from Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis. He began his practice of medicine shortly afterwards. On October 7, 1905 he married Miss Hazel TAYLOR at her home at Thorntown, Ind. To this union one child was born, Marietta, who resides with her mother.
At the outbreak of the World War he became a member of the county exemption board on which he served until he joined the service in July, 1918, becoming a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. He was stationed at Newport News, Va., and served there until after the Armistice. On returning to Rochester he was the original organizer of the American Legion post here and acted as its first commander. Later he was elected commander for three terms and was instrumental in making that organization what it is today. He was appointed a member of the Rochester school board for two separate terms and was president of that organization when he died. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Rochester Country Club for three years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was an enthusiastic lodgeman. He belonged to the Masonic order, was in the Royal Arch, was a Third Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, was a K. of P. and a Modern Woodman. He belonged to the Fulton County, the Indiana, and the American Medical Associations.
Dr. Taylor is survived by his wife and daughter and one brother, Clyde [TAYLOR] of Bourbon, two sisters, Mrs. F. G. BABCOCK of Gary, and Mrs. F. R. BURNS of Mentone.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church here with Rev. R. H. CROWDER officiating. The American Legion will attend in a body, members of this organization acting as pall bearers, while the Masonic order will take charge of the services at the grave. Members of the other organizations to which Dr. Taylor belonged will attend in a body also. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Oliver WARNER, 65 years of age, a farmer residing two miles west of Fulton passed away at his residence Thursday evening at seven o'clock. Mr. Warner had been in ill health for the past two years and during the last six months was confined to his bed by tubercular trouble. The deceased had been a resident of Liberty township for about 12 years having moved there from Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Warner is survived by his wife and the following brothers and a sister: William [WARNER] of Minneapolis; Simeon [WARNER], of Mapleton, N.D.; Walter [WARNER] of Fargo, N.D., and Mrs. William WART, of Oregon. Funeral services will be held at Olive Branch church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of Mrs. BAKER, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness church of Fulton. Burial will be made in the Reed cemetery one mile northwest of the Olive Branch church.

Saturday, August 18, 1928

The funeral of Oliver WARNER will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the Fletcher Lake Methodist church. Rev. B. E. NOLEN of Lucerne will have charge of the services.

Monday, August 20, 1928

Services for the late Dr. H. W. TAYLOR, conducted Sunday afternoon was probably one of the largest attended and most impressive ever held in this vicinity. The final tribute was paid by the doctors, by hundreds of friends, by the American Legion, of which he was commander for three years, and by the Masonic lodge of which he was a popular member. It is estimated that more than 500 persons were inside the Baptist Church while many unable to get in, stood outside. Two hundred or more were gathered at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery while the city streets held hundreds who stood in respectful silence while the procesion passed. More than 100 automobiles were in line while seven cars were needed to carry the flowers there being such expressions of sympathy from 77 persons and organizations.
A short prayer service was held at the Taylor home on West Seventh Street, at 2:20. Then with the uniformed American Legion firing squad paying honors, and with the former soldiers in uniforms as pall bearers and the honorary pall bearers, the casket was borne to the hearse and the procession proceeded to the church. There the body was met by the members of the Masonic lodge, all members wearing the white apron and the casket was borne into the church between the lines of the Legionaires and the Masons. It was placed before the flower bedecked altar. Relatives occupied the front seats while behind them were the Masons. George BROWER sang two solos at the church services while Mrs. Effie BRACKETT presided at the organ. Rev. R H. CROWDER dressed in his military uniform delivered the funeral sermon and stressed the public and home life of the deceased.
The procession then formed with the Legion squad in front bearing the colors. Then came the honorary pall bearers, all physicians and close friends of Dr. Taylor's, then the Masons, followed by the flower filled cars, then the hearse with the active pall bearers walking at the side, then the relatives and friends. At the order of Mayor KING all streets around the church and all streets over which the procession moved were blocked off during the ceremony.
At the grave yard the Masons with Howard DuBOIS, W.M., in command, conducted their final and impressive funeral rites. The Legion members gave their last words, the firing squad snapped into action, three volleys sounded over the grave and then the bugler sounded "taps." Coming as if an echo a second bugler afar off sounded the same notes.
The honorary pall bearers were Doctors KING, SHAFER, BROWN, STINSON, OVERMYER and PIPER. The active bearers were John STANLEY, Fred ALEXANDER, G. Percy SMITH, Fred McCLURG, Charles BABCOCK and Hugh A. BARNHART.
Physicians who attended were Doctors BOWERS and HOSMAN of Akron, SARBER, KELLY and WILSEY of Argos, RUBSEN of Leiters Ford, WASHBURN of Kewanna, SLONAKER of Culver, MEEK of Tiosa, WAITE of Gilead, Dr. MARSHALL and wife, COBLE and wife of Indianapolis, CARTER of Macy, LECKRONE, MARKLEY and HOFFMAN of Rochester.
Among the out of town people were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon SCHMIDT and Mr. and Mrs. Charles BABCOCK, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Riley DREW, of Buchanan, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STIPP, Joseph STIPP, Jr. and Mrs. Walter DALY, of Michigan City; Mr. and Mrs. Howard BURKHALTER and Emmett BURKHALTER, of Greencastle, Ind.; Henry TAYLOR

and Mrs. Grace SIPES, of Thorntown; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TAYLOR, of Bourbon; Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell BURNS, of Mentone; Mr. and Mrs. Fred BABCOCK, of Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Scott BOWEN, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. O. N. TAYLOR of Chicago; Robert ENGLES, Gary, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CURTIS and family, Winamac, and Jesse TAYLOR of South Bend.

Tuesday, August 21, 1928

Charles CARTER a well-known retired stockbuyer at Silver Lake, who was known by many farmers in this county died quite suddenly of heart trouble Sunday evening. He was lying down at the time but death came almost without warning. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon.

Patrick GORMAN, 76, for many years a prominent business man of Huntington, dropped dead at his residence Sunday evening. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Gorman had spent several summers at Lake Manitou.

Mrs. Alvin HILL of Silver Lake was buried this afternoon in the Silver Lake cemetery. Mrs. Hill died Sunday morning after several months illness. She is survived by a number of relatives.

Wednesday, August 22, 1928

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Thursday, August 23, 1928

Joseph AULT, late Wednesday afternoon filed a suit in the Fulton circuit court seeking $2,000 damages from the Budlong Pickle Company of Chicago, Ill., because of the death of his son, Atwood D. AULT, aged 11, on August 23, 1926. The Budlong Pickle Company operates a pickling and salting station in this city at the corner of Jay and First Streets. Francis SPOHN is the local manager of the concern.
It will be remembered that Atwood Ault died in Woodlawn Hospital on August 23, 1926 from shock and loss of blood eight hours after he had had both of his limbs severed close to his body when he crawled under an Erie freight train near the Budlong Company plant. After the lad had started to cross under one of the cars of the train which was standing on the track while the locomotive was taking on water the train started catching the lad just as he was passing over the rails.
The plaintiff sets forth that his son was employed and had been employed by the Budlong Company for 10 days prior to the fatal accident, both in the pickling station and in pulling onions in a field owned or leased by the company situated west of the plant which field faces the Erie right of way.
On the day of the accident Mr. Ault says his son with several other lads had completed their days labor at 5 p.m. and were on their way back to the plant in the charge of man by the name of McFADDEN an employee of the Budlong Company. Mr. Ault alleges that McFadden did not exercise proper care in watching his son and permitted him to crawl under the train which act caused his death.
Mr. Ault says because of the negligence of McFadden, who was an adult and an agent of the

Budlong Company his son met his death which death could have been prevented had he used the proper precaution and authority. It will be noted that the suit was filed in the local court just one day before the statute of limitations covering the case would have expired. It is understood that the Budlong Company will resist the suit.

Friday, August 24, 1928

L. F. HAHN, for 13 years superintendent of schools at Culver, passed away Thursday morning at the home of his sister in Bremen. Mr. Hahn was known by many Fulton county educators.

Saturday, August 25, 1928

Mrs. Isaac H. ONSTOTT passed away shortly after 11:15 o'clock Friday evening at the residence, 400 West Ninth Street, after a year's illness from heart disease. She had been in a greatly weakened condition since spring, an apparent improvement in her condition came later, then her strength rapidly failed since Sunday.
The husband, two children, Mrs. W. V. HANES of Flushing, N.Y., and Harry [ONSTOTT] of this city, mother, Mrs. Jennie TRIMBLE, West Eighth street, and sister, Mrs. Harry ARMSTRONG of Plymouth, survive. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes will arrive here Sunday morning.
Funeral services will be held in the home at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, and interment will be made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Florence May FULTON was born August 25, 1870, in Plymouth, Indiana, the daughter of Robert and Jennie SMITH FULTON. She later resided in Fort Wayne, in which place she was graduated from the high school.
For nine years she was a public school teacher, in Allen county, in Columbia City, and in Rochester, coming here in 1895. On December 7, 1897, she was united in marriage to Isaac H. ONSTOTT, the Rev. A. E. GIFT performing the ceremony.
Mrs. Onstott was an active member of the Baptist church and of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was long a member of the Woman's Club.

Abraham MILLER, formerly of Fulton county, passed away at his home in Pasadena, California at 2 o'clock Saturday morning, according to a telegram received by Rochester relatives early today. Mr. Miller suffered a light stroke of paralysis about a year ago and was apparently recovered when another stroke was suffered just a few days ago which resulted in his death. The deceased, who was 59 years of age, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter MILLER having been born on a farm in the Germany neighborhood southwest of Rochester.
Mr. Miller had resided in California for the past 21 years, following the profession of vocal instructor and at the time of his death had charge of the Pasadena Methodist church choir.
The deceased is survived by the widow, who was formerly Miss Carrie McALEXANDER; a sister, Mrs. Eugene NAFE, of Loyal, and one brother Noah MILLER of this city.
The funeral will be held at the Miller home and burial will be made in the Pasadena cemetery.

Rochester friends and relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Archie TATMAN which occurred at a hospital in Aztec, New Mexico, following a major operation. Mrs. Tatman, who was formerly Lula GRAVES of this city, is the daughter-in-law of Wesley TATMAN who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. Byron SMITH near Tiosa. Burial was made in Aztec. Surviving are the husband, one son and grandson.

Relatives in this city received word Friday of the death of Miss Alta GEIGER, who died at her home in Churubusco Thursday night. Miss Geiger had often visited in this city with her cousins Reub [GILLILAND] and Arley GILLILAND and Ed KIME. The three cousins with their families will attend the funeral services which will be held Sunday afternoon from the home of the deceased.

Monday, August 27, 1928

Friend Ovid STRONG, aged 72 years, passed away at his residence in Akron Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, following an illness of eight months duration from a complication of diseases. Mr. Strong was well known throughout this state and adjoining territories, he having served as a traveling salesman for practically all of his life. For several years he traveled to England and other European countries, Canada and Central America. In recent years he was in the services of the South Bend Watch Co. and the Maytag Washing Machine Co.
Friend Ovid, son of Andrew and Sarah OSGOOD STRONG, was born in Akron, Ind., on Dec. 14th, 1855. Mr. Strong who was a bachelor was a member of the K. of P. lodge, St. Louis and the Masonic lodge. He is survived by two brothers, William F. STRONG of Dixon, Ill., Everett O. STRONG, Akron, and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie KISTLER, Mrs. Laura STUDEBAKER, and Miss Deborah STRONG all residents of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. M. H. KRAFF of the Christian Science church, Louisville, Missouri will have charge of the services.

Mrs. Victoria GOODRICH, aged 63, who came to this city 18 months ago from Richmond, Indiana, died at 11:30 Monday morning at the home of her sisters, Mrs. Orpha PRICE and Miss Cornelia CRANDLE, corner of Monroe and Fourteenth street. Death was due to a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for several months.
The deceased was born in Moira, N.Y., on October 4th in 1864. Besides the two sisters she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roy CUNNINGHAM, of Yoder, Ind., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Henry HALDEMAN, aged 77 years, passed away at his farm home 8 miles south of Akron shortly after 4 o'clock Sunday morning. Death resulted from congestion of the brain which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered but a few days ago. Mr. Haldeman had resided in this neighborhood for a little over 56 years having come from Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania.
Henry, son of Abraham and Priscilla HALDEMAN was born in Pennsylvania in the year of 1851. When a young man he was married to Sarah LEININGER and to this union several children were born. Mrs. Haldeman preceded him in death several years ago. The following children survive: Vern [HALDEMAN], Claude [HALDEMAN], Fred [HALDEMAN], Loyd [HALDEMAN], Mrs. Gale HARSH, Mrs. Ernest HUNTER and Mrs. Jack MORRIS all of near Akron. The deceased also leaves 12 grandchildren.

The funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH and Rev. STRANGE will be held at the Saints church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Carmen CASTLE EMERY, aged 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur CASTLE, died at her home, 1020 Emerson Avenue, South Bend, Saturday afternoon following an illness of 14 months caused by tuberculosis. She is survived by two children, Shirley Jean [TRICKLE] and Glenna Carmen TRICKLE, children by a former marriage, her parents, a brother, Joseph CASTLE of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Gladys CONGER, also of South Bend. One sister, Delores [CASTLE], preceded her in death in 1923. Mrs. Emery attended the grade schools of South Bend and was a graduate of the South Bend High School. Funeral services were held from the home in South Bend, Sunday afternoon. Burial was made in that city.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank MERLEY, and Mr. and Mrs. Nile MERLEY, of Akron, and Mr. and Mrs. Don MERLEY have been called to Hammond by the death of the former's son-in-law, Robert CURREY. Mr. Currey died Sunday noon but no details of his death could be learned. For several years the Currey family lived on a farm near Akron but had lived in Hammond for some time.
Surviving are the widow, who was formerly Miss Sarah MERLEY of Akron, a daughter, Virginia [CURREY], and three sons by a former marriage. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning in Hammond and the body will be taken to Robertson, Ill., for burial.

Tuesday, August 28, 1928

The funeral of Donald [HOOVER], aged 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. HOOVER, of Twelve Mile, was held Monday afternoon at the Corinth church. The youth was a victim of accidental death while in the employe of the Indiana Road Construction Co., near Pontiac, Ill., Friday afternoon.
Donald had charge of one of the small dummy engines which hauled loads of gravel and cement along the roadway and for a few moments had turned his engine over in charge of an assistant. Hoover was temporarily engaged in some work quite a distance in advance of the approaching dummy engine and upon completion of the task started back to meet the engine and assume the control when in some manner his foot caught in the tracks. The young man operating the engine failed to hear Donald's cries for help with the result that the engine passed directly over the entrapped youth's body crushing out his life almost instantaneously.
The victim was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover and was well known to members of the various road crews which have worked in Cass, Miami and Fulton counties during the past few years.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Victoria GOODRICH who died Monday morning at the home of her sisters, Mrs. Orpha PRICE and Miss Cornelia CRANDLE at the corner of Monroe and Fourteenth streets will be held from the home in which she passed away at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN Monday afternoon rendered his verdict in the death of O. Reese EVANS prominent Warsaw business man and lodge member whose body was found face down in the Chippewanuck Creek north of Athens Sunday morning by Everett CLEMANS. Coroner Zimmerman rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. He then issued a burial permit which he had previously held up. The Buick sedan which Evans was driving a short [time] prior to his death was a new one. It was damaged to the extent of $200. A Warsaw garage came for the car Monday. Funeral services for Mr. Evans were held this afternoon in Warsaw. The services were in charge of the Warsaw Elks Lodge of which organization the deceased was the past exalted ruler. Burial was made at Warsaw.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Isaac ONSTOTT were held at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at the residence. Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

A pall of gloom was thrown over the Logansport high school football squad which on Monday opened camp at Fletcher's Lake, by the accidental drowning of one of the candidates for the grid team, John R. PAUL, aged 17, which occurred at 5:15 Monday evening. The youth was the son of Mr and Mrs. Charles PAUL of Clinton township, Cass County.
The scene of the tragedy is just north of the Cass-Fulton county line, southwest of Fulton. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called to investigate the death and this morning rendered a verdict of accidental drowning, which makes the second finding of its kind since Sunday morning, when the body of Reese EVANS of Warsaw was found in a creek northeast of Athens.
The Paul youth was unable to swim and had been warned by companions not to venture too far out into the lake. It is believed the youth while watching other swimmers, unknowingly wandered further out until he stepped off a ledge of hardpan and disappeared in about 25 feet of water. Just a moment or two afterward a life guard, Francis ROYCE, of Indianapolis, who is spending his vacation at the lake, noticed bubbles arising upon the surface of the water. A hasty roll call of the members of the camp revealed the absence of young Paul. The life guard then started diving into the deep hole from where the bubbles had arisen and within a few minutes came to the surface with the body of the Logansport youth.
Although, in all, not more than five minutes had elapsed from the time the lad disappeared until his body was brought to the surface of the lake all attempts of resuscitation proved futile. Dr. SAUNDERS of Grass Creek arrived at the scene in less than 15 minutes from the time of the drowning and worked frantically to restore respiration. A short time later a Logansport ambulance carrying a pulmotor and an experienced operator answered a call which had been placed but despite their skilled efforts the youth could not be revived.
Coach PUETT, who had charge of the camp stated every precaution had been taken to make the camp safe for the boys and with this unavoidable accident occurring was noticeably grieved. The body was taken to the Chase undertaking parlors Monday evening and later removed to Paul's home where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. The victim is survived by his parents, three brothers, Charles [PAUL], Henry [PAUL], Elmer [PAUL], and two sisters, Nellie [PAUL] and Mary [PAUL], all of whom live at home.

Wednesday, August 29, 1928

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Thursday, August 30, 1928

Clarence DRUDGE has received word of the death of his sister, Mrs Worden SMITH, aged 37, 6241 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Ill., which occurred at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeside Hospital. Death was caused by gangrene which developed following an operation on August 20, for an obstruction of the bowels. Mrs. Smith had been ill for the past 18 months.
Mrs. Smith was born in Silver Lake on October 14, 1890, the daughter of William and Mary DRUDGE. She lived in Silver Lake until four years ago when her husband Worden SMITH moved to Chicago. Survivors are the husband, father, daughter Waneta LOVE by a prior marriage, sister Mrs. Elsie PHILLIPS of Three Oaks, Mich., and a brother, Clarence [DRUDGE] who lives on the Ed SHOBE farm east of Lake Manitou.
Funeral services for Mrs. Drudge will be held from the home of her sister, Mrs. Elsie Phillips at Three Oaks, Michigan at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made at Three Oaks.

Friday, August 31, 1928

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Saturday, September 1, 1928

Finley HENDRICKS, aged 70, well known carpenter, who has resided in Rochester for practically all of his life dropped dead while mowing his lawn at 517 North Jefferson street, 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mr. Hendricks had been in ill health for some time although his condition was not regarded as alarming.
According to Mrs. Hendricks, her husband had completed the mowing of the front lawn and was engaged in cutting grass along the north side of the house when the fatal heart attack seized him. The aged man was seen to clutch the railing of the front porch and before his wife could run around the veranda to his assistance he had slumped to the ground, dead. For a number of years the Hendricks resided on a small farm near the old fair grounds at the west edge of Rochester. Later, they moved to Fort Wayne where they resided for 18 years and then returned to Rochester a few years ago, where they have since made their home.
Finley, son of Andrew and Eliza HENDRICKS, was born in Fulton county on Jan. 12, 1857, and on June 2, 1879 was united in marriage to Ella EVANS. Two children were born to this union. The deceased was a member of the Ben Hur lodge of Fort Wayne. Surviving with the widow are two sons, Jesse [HENDRICKS], of Chicago, and Fred [HENDRICKS], of Rockford, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Sobrina WINN, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Monday, September 3, 1928

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Tuesday, September 4, 1928

Bert OVERMYER, 53, well known resident of Rochester, was killed almost instantly about 8:00 Monday morning when his head was crushed by falling timbers. The fatal accident occurred as he was tearing down an old building at the side of the Anchor Mills in East Rochester.
Overmyer was working on the - - - - - - - Investigation afterwards showed that he was knocking the last four supporting posts which held up the frame work and that the heavy timbers caught him before he could get clear. His head was pinned between the frame and a wooden floor and he died within a few minutes.
The accident was seen by Miss Cora RABER, who lives nearby, and who was just leaving the mill at the time. She heard the crash and saw that Mr. Overmyer was caught in the wreckage. She called to Clarence VIERS one of the owners of the mill, who was inside and he ran to the scene at once and pulled off the shantilage [?] that pinned the unfortunate man down. However he found that the workman was beyond aid. Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was called immediately before the body was moved. Death came as the result of a broken neck and a fractured skull the coroner said.
Leo ABBOTT, step-son-in-law of Mr. Overmyer had purchased the old building which had been condemned. It was a grainery of the old type with twin cribs and a driveway between all covered with one roof. The roof had been removed as had all the siding by Abbott and only the heavy frame work was left standing. Abbott was employed elsewhere Monday morning and Overmyer volunteered to help in the work and went there alone. He reached the point that he was ready to fell the standing framework and after knocking out several posts with a sledge the frame leaned considerably to the southward. Overmyer was underneath the north side figuring that the upper frame would fall clear of him. Instead for some unknown reason it jumped or fell eight feet northward catching him before he could get out of the way.
Harrison Albertis OVERMYER was born September 9, 1876 near Richland Center, the son of Michael and Alice OVERMYER. He has lived all his life in Fulton County. He recently had been employed at the Chicago Nipple Co., plant. His home is at 1208 Elm Street. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Leiters Ford, the Junior Order of Mechanics and belonged to the Christian Church. The Odd Fellows Lodge will have charge of the services.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary BABCOCK OVERMYER, three step-daughters and five step-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Church with burial at the South Germany Cemetery.

Death cut short the career of one of Rochester High school's most leading athletes about 9:30 Saturday night when Charles KINDIG, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve KINDIG, of just north of Rochester, died after a weeks illness from appendicitis. The young man would have been a member of the senior class in high school this year, was captain and star runner on the track team, an exceptional football player and was vice president of the Hi-Y Club. He was a popular student and the entire school body mourns his loss along with his relatives.
Charles suffered an attack of appendicitis a week ago and before an operation could be performed the appendix burst. He was operated upon but his condition was quite serious from the first due to the poison being spread through his system.
He was born Oct. 6, 1908 and moved here with his parents from Tiosa eight years ago.
He is survived by his father and mother, two brothers, Virgil [KINDIG] and Floyd [KINDIG], one sister, Pauline [KINDIG], by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. KINDIG and his grandmother, Mrs. Caroline EASTERDAY, Ingamar, Montana.
The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church, which church he attended, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Daniel PERRY officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Robinson R. REED, aged 85, who on last Wednesday suffered a fracture of his hip when he fell while suffering a heart attack, passed away at his home Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock. Mr. Reed was well known throughout Liberty township having resided in that vicinity for over seventy years where he was engaged in the farming industry until advanced years forced his retirement. Mr. Reed served three years in the Civil War, and during last February he and his wife celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Robinson B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas REED, was born in Ohio on August 2nd, 1843 and while a lad moved to Fulton county with his parents where he has since resided. On February 23rd, 1865 he was united in marriage to Minerva POWNALL who survives. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church and the I.O.O.F. lodge of Fulton.
Surviving with the widow are four children: John [REED] of Coloma, Mich.; Mrs. Edward DOUD, of near Fulton; William T. [REED], of Indianapolis, and Otto G. [REED] of Fulton; one brother, James REED, of Springfield, Ohio; two half-brothers, Andrew REED of California and Sam REED, near Fulton, a half-sister, Mrs. George JULIAN of Marion, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Fulton U.B. church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at the north edge of Fulton.

George BREMNER, aged 84, of Chicago, died at the home of his son, Alex, in Chicago, Monday of complications incident to old age. Mr. Bermner, who was born in Scotland, was very well known in the Leiters Ford vicinity, where he always spent a portion of each summer boarding at the Moon restaurant. He was the owner of a farm near Monterey.
Mr. Bremner shortly after he came to this country worked with a gang which constructed the Chicago and Erie railroad through Aubbeenaubbee township. It was then that he developed a fondness for the people of that vicinity. Mr. Bremner became very wealthy after he moved to Chicago. His wife died 24 years ago.
Survivors are two sons, Alex [BREMNER] and Charles [BREMNER] and a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn ROSE all of Chicago, and six grandchildren. The body will be brought to Monterey Wednesday morning where funeral services will be held from the Monterey Methodist Church. Rev. H. L. ADAMS will be in charge. Music will be furnished by the Leiters Ford Mixed Quartette. Burial will be made beside the body of his wife in the Monterey cemetery.

Mrs. Isaac HAINES, aged 75, resident of Argos and well known to many Rochester people, passed away at her home on West Walnut street at 1:20 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death resulted from cancerous infection from which the deceased had suffered for the past several weeks.
Mrs. [Mary E.] HAINES was born in the Jordan neighborhood and is survived by, besides the husband, the following relatives: a daughter, Mrs. Lula ADAIR, of Frankfort; and a brother, E. J. HUGHES, of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. COLLIER in charge. Burial will be made in the Jordan cemetey.

Wednesday, September 5, 1928

Emerson McCOLLEY, of Disko, passed through Rochester late this afternoon on the way to South Bend where he was called by the death of his sister, Mrs. Mildred FOX, who on Tuesday evening committed suicide by shooting herself with a 38 caliber revolver
Mrs. Fox, 28, was the mother of three children. She and her husband, Charles [FOX], had been estranged for the past several months, and it is believed that brooding over her domestic troubles brought on the self-inflicted death. The woman had formerly resided at Argos and was well known to a number of Rochester people.

Earl WHITTD, owner of a burial vault manufacturing concern at Argos bearing his name received word Tuesday afternoon of the death of his brother James Edward WHITTD, aged 42, of Gary and the members of his family. The accident occurred in Gary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when a car in which Mr. and Mrs Edward Whittd and daughter, Betty [WHITTD], were riding was struck by a fast South Shore Electric Line train. All three members of the Whittd family were killed instantly. They were thrown for 150 feet so great was the impact of the collision. Mrs. Edward WHITTD was 38 years of age and her daughter Betty aged 8. Whittd was a step-son of James Edward BEYER of Argos and spent his entire lifetime in that city. A triple funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at Plymouth with burial being made in that city.

Mrs. [Mertle J.] CLIFTON, aged 50, a resident of the Poplar Grove neighborhood northwest of Rochester between Culver and Argos, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Woodlawn Hospital following a major operation performed several days ago. The deceased had been ill for the past five weeks.
Mrs. Clifton [Mertle J. LOWRY] was born in Marshall county on September 9, 1877 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin LOWRY of Hibbard. Mrs. Clifton had lived in the Poplar Grove neighborhood throughout her entire lifetime. Her husband is Lewis [M.] CLIFTON.
Survivors are the husband, a son, Ellis CLIFTON, of Plymouth, the parents and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Poplar Grove Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday of which church the deceased was a devout member and also a member of the choir. Burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.

Thursday, September 6, 1928

Peru, Ind., Sept. 6, (INS) - Peter GODFROY, 58, a Miami Indian descendant of Francis GODFROY the fighting Miami chief, was dead here today. He was the son of the last Miami chief Gabriel GODFROY who died in 1910.

Friday, September 7, 1928

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Saturday, September 8, 1928

The body of Mrs. Mildred FOX, who took her life Tuesday in South Bend by shooting herself in the head was taken to the home of her brother, Emerson McCOLLEY, at Disko, Thursday night where funeral services were held Friday afternoon with burial in the Disko cemetery. Mrs. Fox took her life because her two children had been taken from her when a divorce was granted to her husband.

Monday, September 10, 1928

Kenneth PIPER, aged 20, died at the home of his parents, Alpheus and Rena PIPER, 418 West Seventh Street, Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock after a five weeks' illness caused by typhoid fever. The young man took ill while assisting his father who is a road contractor on a road near Bass Lake. Tests of water which the young man had been drinking were made and found to contain typhoid fever germs.
Kenneth was born on a farm near Burr Oak on April 1, 1908. Nine years ago his parents moved to this city from Burr Oak. He attended the grade schools here and was graduated from the Rochester High School with the class of 1926. The deceased was an active worker in the Methodist Church and the Epworth League. Survivors are the parents, one sister, Mina [PIPER] at home and brother, Clem [PIPER].
Short funeral services were held from the Piper home at 1 o'clock today with the Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. The body was then taken to the Antioch church at Bass Lake where services were held at 2:30 p.m. Burial was made in the cemetery at Bass Lake.

William "Dad" COOK, for years conductor of the taxi and auto bus line between Rochester and Akron, and widely known throughout the community, died Monday morning at the home of his son, Loy, at Leiters Ford after a month's illness. He was stricken with paralysis a month ago while in his automobile and continued to sink until his death. He was seventy years of age and had lived his entire life in Fulton County.
William Henry COOK was born December 21, 1858 the son of William H. and Electia COOK. He was married to Harriet Angeline MILLER, who preceded him in death and some years later married Mrs. Grace MANN, who died about one year ago.
He is survived by the following children, Loy M. [COOK], of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Olga F. LEWIS, Hammond, William H. [COOK], Monroesville, and Avan G. [COOK], Mishawaka. Six grandchildren also survive. Two daughters preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford with Rev. A. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial in the cemetery at Leiters Ford.

John Franklin BOWMAN, 75, 3221 South Michigan street, South Bend, Ind., passed away at the Epworth hospital Friday afternoon at 5:25 o'clock. He had been ill a year with complication of diseases.
He was born at Massilon, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1852. Mr. Bowman went to South Bend one year ago from Mentone. He was married May 17,1874, at Milwood, Ind., to Alice MILLER. His offices were located in Mentone for many years.
Mr. Bowman was a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, and Eastern Star lodge orders of Mentone.
Surviving are: One daughter, Mrs. E. W. STRICKLAND, of Mentone, with whom he had made his home during the past year, and one sister, Mrs. W. F. MENZIL, of Albion, Ind.

The remains were taken from the Forest G. Hay funeral home at South Bend to Mentone where funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be at the Mentone cemetery.

Lockjaw was the cause of the death of Ellen RHOADES, six year old girl, Monday morning after visiting at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John BARGER, one and one-half miles north of Leiters Ford. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verl RHOADES of the Maxinkuckee community.
The young girl had been at her grandparents and while playing ran a thorn in her heel. An infection set in and she became seriously ill. Sunday she was taken to her parents' home but gradually grew worse until the end. She is survived by her parents and four younger sisters.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at ten o'clock at the Maxinkuckee church with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Tuesday, September 11, 1928

Sardis ROBBINS, 68, Fulton County Auditor, passed away at Woodlaw hospital, Monday afternoon at 4:25 o'clock following an illness from complications, which extended over a period of more than two years. During the last sixteen weeks Mr. Robbins had been confined to his bed at the above mentioned hospital. The deceased had resided practically all of his life in Rochester and prior to serving as County Auditor was engaged in the grocery business. Mr. Robbins through his non-assuming manner and optimistic viewpoint of life in general had made a legion of friends throughout Rochester and Fulton County.
Sardis, son of William and Lavina ROBBINS, was born December 19th, 1859 in Jennings county, Indiana, and when quite a young lad moved to Rochester with his parents. The deceased was a member of the Baptist chuch and a social member of the Moose Lodge. On January 1st, 1928 he took up his official duties as auditor of Fulton County and served in a most competent manner until ill health forced him to his bed. Mr. Robbins is survived by a son, Omer [ROBBINS], of Portland, Oregon, and a brother, Bert ROBBINS, of Hebron, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens. The court house offices will be closed tomorrow afternoon and officers and clerical help will attend the funeral in a body.
The County Commissioners at the request of the Democratic and Republican chairmen will hold a special meeting during the latter part of this week to select a successor to the office of County Auditor. Mr. Robbins, a democrat, was elected to office in the 1926 election.

Wednesday, September 12, 1928

William WOOD this morning received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MacGREGOR, aged 87, at her home in Logansport last night. Mrs. MacGregor came to this counry from England when she was nine years of age and settled with her parents in Cass county. For many years the deceased was a teacher in the Logansport city school. Besides the brother, Mrs. MacGregor is survived by three daughters and a son. Mr. Wood will be unable to attend the services as he is confined to his home because of a broken limb.

The funeral services which were held this afternoon for county auditor Sardis ROBBINS were largely attended. Many beautiful floral pieces were sent by his many friends. The services were held in the Baptist Church with the Revs. R. H. CROWDER and J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens. The offices in the court house were closed this afternoon in respect to Mr. Robbins.

Norman STONER received word today of the death of Mrs. Rosella TINKEY, aged 78, which occurred at her home south of Burket at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, death resulting from complications which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered some time ago. Mrs. Tinkey was the grandmother of Mrs. Rosella STONER ROSS and the late Everett STONER and had often visited in this city.
The deceased is survived by one son H. G. TINKEY, two daughters, Mrs. Isaac KERN and Miss Merit TINKEY all of near Burket. Funeral arrangements were not announced by the relatives.

Thursday, September 13, 1928

John TOMBAUGH, age 57, of Deedsville, Ind., died about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Epworth hospital, South BEnd, of a skull fracture incurred in an automobile accident on the Dixie highway about four miles south of South Bend on Saturday before Labor day.
His wife, Ida TOMBAUGH, age 53, who sustained a fractured arm in the same accident, was able to leave the hospital last Monday.
The victim was fatally hourt when the car he was driving was in a head-on collision with another automobile driven by Mrs. Viola CLINE, of Camden, Ind.
The Tombaughs were traveling south, Mrs. Cline, her husband and their son, north. When a car ahead of Mrs. Cline's suddenly stopped, Mrs. Cline swerved her car quickly to the left and to the wrong side of the road and into the path of the Tombaugh sedan which was heavily laden with peaches.
Dr. Carl C. REIFEIS, South Bend, St. Joseph county coroner, today subpoenaed the Clines to attend an inquest he intends to conduct at his office Friday afternoon.
[NOTE: John H. TOMBAUGH, 1872-1928; Ida M. TOMBAUGH, 1874-1936 - both buried in the Tombaugh Cemetery, Perry Township, Miami County, Indiana]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosella TINKEY of Burket will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Palestine Church, and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Warsaw, Sept. 13. (INS) - E. V. LONG, 92, former judge of Kosciusko, Marshall and Whitley circuit court was dead today at his home at Las Vegas, New Mexico, according to word received here.
Long was born at Brookville, Indiana. Moved to Kosciusko county when 9 years old and attended an academy at New Castle, Indiana. He studied law for two years at South Bend.
In 1887 Long was appointed by President Grover Cleveland, as chief justice for the territory of New Mexico and moved West.

The Roann high school was closed this morning upon order from the state health office at Indianapolis on account of the death of Martha Louise KIDD, 13-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Gordon KIDD of Roann, which occurred Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock after a few days's suffering with laryngal diphtheria of the larynx. The building was fumigated this morning, but Wilbert SULLIVAN, principal of the school, stated this afternoon that it was probable the school would open again tomorrow morning. Decision on this rests with the county health officer, who has not yet stated his opinion of the case.
The child had attended school last week until Friday, but had not suffered with fever until Saturday and it is the general belief that no one in the school has been exposed to the disease.
The entire Roann community has been saddened and deeply stirred by the sudden death of the child. She was taken ill last Friday but no alarm was felt by the family over her condition which seemed to be improving with each day. Yesterday she became suddenly worse and succumbed to the disease in the afternoon while held in the arms of her father.
The death of the small girl has left the family grief stricken and greatly moved and shocked the many residents of Roann who were well acquainted with the lovable and friendly child. She had attended school last week.
Martha Louise was born July 16, 1915 in Roann, and with her parents, had resided at various places, Allen township, Pa., Newport, Va., St. Cloud, Minn., and Washington, D.C. Dr. Kidd is a prominent physician of this county.
She is survived by her parents, one brother, James Gordon [KIDD], 3 years of age, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. BIRRES of Linton, Ind.

Friday, September 14, 1928 to Monday, September 17, 1928

[no obits]

Tuesday, September 18, 1928

Mrs. Mary OVERMYER today received a check for $500 from the J.O.U.A.M. Lodge in payment of death benefit. Mr. Overmyer was killed on Labor Day when he was caught beneath a large timber at the Anchor Mills in East Rochester as he was helping to tear down an old corn-crib. Mr. Overmyer had only been a member of the lodge for three months and had paid but $11 in dues which included his initiation fee when he met his death. Jack ADAMS financial secretary of the local lodge delivered the check to Mrs. Overmyer.

Wednesday, September 19, 1928

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Richland Center church for Mrs. Faye RUNNELLS, wife of Russell RUNNELLS, who died in the Kelly Hospital at Argos Sunday evening following an operation performed Saturday night after she had taken suddenly ill. Mrs. Runnells lived on a farm five miles southwest of Argos for many years. Prior to that time she lived on a farm west of Richland Center. Surviving are the husband and a son, Alvarado [RUNNELLS], parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allie SPENCER, three sisters, Mrs. Lora MEHELING and Misses Ruth [SPENCER] and Fawn SPENCER.

Thursday, September 20, 1928

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Friday, September 21, 1928

Jacob BEERWERT, aged 66, well known resident of Delong, dropped dead at 2:30 this afternoon in a gravel pit located on the John VanKIRK farm between Leiters Ford and Delong. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Beerwert, apparently in good health had been engaged for several days in hauling gravel and was pumping up a tire on his truck when he suffered the fatal attack. Mr. Beerwert had lived in Delong for the past forty years.
Surviving are the wife, two children two step-children, four brothers and four sisters.

Saturday, September 22, 1928

Rev. J. M. STEWART, aged 71, who occupied the pulpits of the Methodist churches at Akron and Mentone for several years died at his home in Warsaw Friday.

Monday, September 24, 1928

Peter M. CONGER, aged 66, passed away at the hospital here Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock after an illness of five weeks duration from a complication of diseases. Mr. Conger spent practically his entire life in the vicinity of Rochester where he followed the occupation of trucker.
Peter M., son of Peter and Elizabeth CONGER, was born in Dearborn county, Indiana on Sept. 9th, 1862, and when quite a young lad moved to Rochester, where he was married 35 years ago. The deceased is survived by his wife Mrs. Abbie CONGER, one brother, Omer [CONGER] and a sister, Mrs. Hannah WALLACE of Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held from the home on the Barrett cement road one and half miles east of this city Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Rochester Citizens' Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 25, 1928

Mrs. Eunice MATHIAS, aged 52, wife of Charles W. MATHIAS, prominent Liberty township farmer, died at 8:10 Tuesday morning at her home near Fulton. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had suffered for the past four months.
Mrs. Mathias [Eunice SHELTON[ was born on a farm near Green Oak, on March 14, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SHELTON. Her entire life had been spent in Fulton County and on December 24, 1896 she was married to Charles W. MATHIAS. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church and had always been very active in the church and Sunday school work of her community.
Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, Herman [MATHIAS], of Fort Wayne; Hugh [MATHIAS], Ernest [MATHIAS] and Noble [MATHIAS], of Fulton; one granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria ROUCH, of Fulton, and Mrs. Ida GOSS, of Rochester; three brothers, Isaac SHELTON of Leiters Ford; Ross SHELTON of near Green Oak and Miller SHELTON of near Fulton; one niece, Mrs. H. O. BLACKBURN, of Rochester, and two nephews, Omer [ROUCH] and Buel ROUCH, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at ten a.m. Friday at the United Brethren church in Fulton. Rev. MILLER, of Lafayette, and Rev. CRANE, of Fulton, will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

William HARDESTY, of Tippecanoe, passed away at 5:30 Monday morning at his home. He was about 65 years old and had been ailing for about two years. He leaves his wife and four grown children. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church in Tipecanoe at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Mentone.

Ora FOSTER, local undertaker, left for Hammond today from where he will return with the body of his sister's child, Mrs. John DREW, which died there today. Details and funeral arrangements will be carried in tomorrow's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Mrs. Alice LEE of Bourbon, died suddenly Saturday morning at her home on South Main street. Heart trouble was the cause of her death.

Wednesday, September 26, 1928

Mrs. Sarah HUNTER, aged 93, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this city, died at noon today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora LINKENHELT, 517 East Twelfth street. Death was due to complications incident to old age. The deceased has been an invalid for the past eight years due to a broken hip which she received in a fall.
Mrs. Hunter [Sarah CRAMER] for many years lived in the Burton neighborhood west of this city on a farm. She lived there long after her husband, Samuel [HUNTER], died or until she had her fall which rendered her unable to care for herself. Mrs. Hunter's maiden name was CRAMER.
Mrs. Hunter was the last of a large family of children. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Linkenhelt and two sons, Allen HUNTER of Knox, and Rinaldo HUNTER, who lives on a farm east of this city. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

James Edward [DREW], son of Elton and Mable DREW, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of its parents in Hammond. The body was but one day old. Only the parents survive. The mother was Miss Mable FOSTER, daughter of Trustee and Mrs. William FOSTER. The body was brought back to this county and buried this afternoon in the cemetery at Richland Center.

Funeral services were held this afternoon for the late Peter CONGER who died Sunday morning after several years illness. The services were conducted from the Conger home on the Barrett cement road one and half miles east of this city with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial was made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Richard BUCHANAN, well known Indianapolis newspaper man, who died in Washington just recently and who will be buried at Indianapolis, was well known in this community. He was born and reared south of Fulton near Metea and spent his boyhood days there. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James BUCHANAN.

Thursday, September 27, 1928

Emery "Bunk" DAILEY, aged 50, well known teamster and ditch contractor passed away at his home, 430 West Second street, this city at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Death resulted from dropsy and complications from which the deceased had suffered for the past six weeks.
Emery Dailey was born on a farm near Fulton on August 14th, 1887, and as his parents died when he was quite a young lad but little is known of his ancestry. In the month of June of 1926 he was united in marriage to Leota HUNTER and to this union a son was born. Besides the wife and son, Howard [DAILEY], Mr. Dailey is survived by one brother, Lon DAILEY, of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Charles SUNDAY, of Denver, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Brief funeral services of Mrs. Sarah HUNTER, aged 93, who passed away at her home on East 12th street this city Wednesday morning, will be held at the residence Friday morning shortly before 10 o'clock. The body will then be taken to the Sharon church where regular services will again be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery. Rev. TITUS of the Christian Church will have charge of the services.

Word has been received here of the death of Judge John B. DAVIDSON, former resident of Rochester, which occurred Thursday morning at Ellensberg, Wash., following a stroke of paralysis. He was a member of the first graduating class of Rochester High School in 1887, and had been judge at Ellensberg for the last sixteen years and was a candidate for re-election. Three weeks ago he suffered a stroke while on his vacation up in the mountains. As soon as could be done he was carried on a stretcher 22 miles down over the mountainous country to his home in Ellensberg but he gradually grew worse until the end. He is survived by two daughters, one of whom is in Paris and the other is at home, and by one son, who is an attorney at Ellensberg. He was a brother of Mrs. Josephine STINSON of Athens and of the late Mrs. N. A. McCLUNG. He has a number of relatives living in this community.

Friday, September 28, 1928

Funeral services for the late Emery DAILEY will be held from the home at 430 West Second Street at 1 p.m. Saturday instead of 2 p.m. as it was announced yesterday. The services will be in charge of Rev. J. B. GLEASON. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Rochester relatives have received word of the death of A. Daniel WILLIAMS, aged 63, which occurred last Friday at the Cottage hospital in Santa Barbara, California following a serious major operation. He had been in ill health for several months.
Mr. Williams was born on a farm near Kewanna, Ind., on May eighth, 1865 the son of pioneers of this section of the country. For several years he was engaged in farming in the Kewanna community, later moving to Rochester, where he operated a livery stable. In 1914 Mr. Williams and his family went to California locating in Santa Barbara and for several years he acted as manager of the Mission theatre in that city.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Odessa HATHAWAY, of Santa Barbara and Mrs. Henry O. ROBINSON, of Redlands, California, and a son, Julian P. WILLIAMS, of Woodlands, Calif. Two sisters and two brothers also are living.

They [are] Mrs. Mary E. STERN, of Los Angeles, Mrs. Laura CONRAD, of North Dakota, and George D. [WILLIAMS] and Lincoln WILLIAMS, of Kewanna, Ind.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock by the Masonic lodge at the Masonic Temple in Santa Barbara, and burial was made in a cemetery there.

Sleeping sickness, a rare disease in this section of the country, but common in parts of Africa, today caused the death of Charles R. BOYER, 31, a [teacher at Culver High School} and prominent in Church of the Brethren activities. He died this morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ellen BOYER, two miles west of North Manchester, after an illness of ten days.
The young man was forced to give up his teaching at Culver a week ago last Saturday with an illness that puzzled doctors at Culver and locally when he returned to his mother's home. Last Monday he sank into a coma and a specialist was called from Indianapolis. He diagnosed the case as sleeping sickness and said at the time there was little chance for the young man's crcovery.
Mr. Boyer was a graduate of Manchester college and was born May 31, 1897 on the farm where he died. After graduating from Manchester he went to Northwestern University at Chicago and four years ago took a position as [teacher at Culver High School]. He was also an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.

Saturday, September 29, 1928

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Monday, October 1, 1928

Rochester and the community were shocked early Monday morning to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. H. A. FRISTOE, which occured at three o'clock at her home, 826 Jefferson Street. Death came as the result of a heart attack. She had seemingly been in the best of health although Sunday she had stated that she did not feel quite right. However she had enjoyed a full day having attended Sunday School and morning and evening services at the Baptist Church and an automobile ride in the afternoon. She complained to her husband during the morning hours that she was not feeling well and in fifteen minutes she suddenly succumbed to a heart attack.
Mrs. Fristoe was well known in the community and had a host of friends here. She was active in church work and took part in lodge and club activities. She came to Rochester sixteen years ago with her husband and daughter and has resided here ever since.
Nancy Belle [A.] MERRISS was born October 12, 1864 at Pleasant Mills, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. MERRISS. At the age of nine she united with the Baptist Church at Pleasant Mills. She was married May 6, 1883 to H. A. FRISTOE at her home. They lived in Decatur from 1884 to 1905, then moved to Geneva and later came to Rochester where Mr. Fristoe engaged in business. She was an active member of the Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters, and of the Woman's Club, in this city.
She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Margeretta [FRISTOE], teacher of physical education and mathematics at Western College, Oxford, Ohio. Margeretta was notified immediately following her death and with a friend, Miss Mabel McCOGLIN, of Indianapolis, started driving and arrived in Rochester at 10:30 Monday morning after a 200 mile journey. Mrs. Fristoe was the last of five children and leaves no relatives in her own family.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial in the Mausoleum.

William GREER, aged 87, Civil war veteran living in the Sharon neighborhood, eleven miles west of Rochester, died Sunday afternoon at 1:40, death being due to complications incident to advanced years. He had been in ill health for the past two years, however his condition had only been serious for three days.
Mr. Greer was born in Pennsylvania on November 31, 1840, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph GREER. Forty-five years ago he came to this community and had resided here since.
Surviving are the wife and four children: Mrs. Mary MILLER, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Tom WARE, of Grass Creek; John [GREER] of Loyal and Charles [GREER] of Rochester.
[NOTE: William H. GREER, Co. F, 49 Pa Vols, 1840-1928; Juliann GREER, 1843-1929 - both buried in Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Fulton County. - WCT]

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Christian Church in Macy, for Miss Martha N. KINDER, aged 76, who died Saturday afternoon at her home in Macy. Rev. C. N. READ, pastor of the Christian Church, officiated and burial was made in the Plainview Cemetery.
Miss Kinder, who had lived in the Macy community practically all her life, died following an illness of several years with heart trouble. She was born in Miami County on March 12, 1832, the daughter of David and Dellah A. WILLIAMS KINDER, and is the last of a family of six children. She had been a member of the Macy Christian Church for the past 46 years. The only immediate relatives surviving are seven nieces and eight nephews. A brother, John KINDER, of Akron, died two years ago.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Sharon Church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, in charge. Burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery.

Tuesday, October 2, 1928

[no paper]

Wednesday, October 3, 1928

[no obits]

Thursday, October 4, 1928

Daniel Paul FLYNN, aged 21, a graduate of the Rochester High School with the 1928 class and a star athlete while he was in school, died at 8:15 this morning at Woodlawn Hospital from injuries which he received when his car turned over on the Claybourne bridge over Mud Creek seven miles west of this city on the Winamac-Rochester road while the young man was returning from spending the evening with a lady friend in Winamac. The accident is believed to have occurred shortly after midnight. Flynn, who was employed in the creamery department at Armour and Co., lived with his mother, Mrs. Oma FLYNN, at 219 North Fulton Avenue.
The unfortunate youth who was better known by his friends as "Danny" FLYNN, left Rochester Wednesday evening with George CULVER in his Ford roadster to spend the evening in Winamac. Culver's girl friend was ill so rather than wait for Flynn he decided to walk to this city.

Flynn remained in Winamac not knowing that Culver had started for this city. When Flynn called for Culver he learned that he had decided to walk home.
The Winamac-Rochester road was scraped Wednesday thus leaving loose gravel on the top of the road. At the west approach of the Claybourne bridge there are two bad bumps and then a jump-off of about six inches. These factors, loose gravel, two bumps and the jump-off, are believed to have been the cause of the accident which claimed the life of Flynn.
Flynn was found by four Kokomo men whose names could not be learned who were on their way to Bruce Lake on a hunting trip. They found the youth sitting at the side of the road, in a semi-conscious condition shortly after 2:30 p.m. The bridge was blocked by the Ford which had turned over coming to rest with all four wheels in the air.
Two of the Kokomo men remained with Flynn while the other two drove to this city, where they notified night officer Bee CHAMBERLAIN of the accident. Flynn's family was notified, who ordered his removal to Woodlawn Hospital in an ambulance. A wrecker was also dispatched to remove the car from the bridge.
Flynn was brought to the hospital at 3:30 a.m. An examination disclosed that his right lung had been punctured by a fractured rib. With this condition being true it was only a matter of hours until death would come, or as soon as the lungs filled with blood.
Flynn was conscious up until 45 minutes before death. He answered all questions put to him. He denied that he had fallen asleep as those in attendance thought might have been the case. At 7 p.m. Flynn, who did not realize his serious condition, heard the bridge factory whistle and told his brother, Lemuel to call Armour & Co., and tell them that he would be late at work.
After death, the body was removed to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial. There are no marks on the body except a slight bruise back of the right ear. The fractured rib which was the only broken bone in Flynn's body it is thought was caused when Flynn was caught under the steering wheel as the Ford roadster turned over. The steering wheel was shattered with the exception of one spoke.
"Danny" Flynn was one of Rochester High School's most famous athletes. He was the center on the varsity basketball team last year which after a disastrous start came through and won the sectional here, the regional at Mishawaka and then went to the state at Indianapolis, where they were nosed out by one point by the Martinsville team which went to the finals. Flynn was also a star on the football and the track teams.
Flynn because of his prowess as an athlete received many bids from colleges but decided to remain out of school for two years during which period he had intended to work in the creamery department at the Armour & Co., plant. He had hoped to take a business and commercial law course. Flynn only last week was elected captain of the Armour & Co. Independent basketball team.
Daniel Flynn was born on a farm north of this city on March 20, 1907, and was the son of Wilson and Oma FLYNN. The father died several years ago. Survivors are four brothers, Lemuel [FLYNN], William [FLYNN], David [FLYNN] and Johnny [FLYNN] and two sisters, Leona [FLYNN] and Silvia [FLYNN] besides a number of uncles and aunts.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, where he was a regular attendant both in Sunday School and at church services. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Friday, October 5, 1928

Alfred ELLIOTT, 79 years of age, died in Argos at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening following an illness for some time due to complications. He lived for many years at his home a mile and a half east of Argos. Several children survive, his wife having preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Van Buren, Ind. The remains may be viewed until 8 o'clock Saturday evening at the Umbaugh Funeral Chapel in Argos.

Dr. Charles Chapin TERRY, former resident of Rochester and Akron, one of the founders of the South Bend Clinic, at South Bend, died at 8:15 o'clock Thursday morning. His death, which is attributed to heart failure, followed a month's illness.
Dr. Terry was born in Silver Lake, Ind., Sept. 26, 1866, a son of Dr. Daniel E. and Jane OSGOOD TERRY, both natives of New York. When very young the family moved to Rochester. After receiving his early education in the public schools of that city he entered Hillsdale college, Hillsdale, Mich., for a preparatory course. Desiring to follow in the footsteps of his father he began the study of Medicine in the University of Illinois from which institution he was graduated with the degree of doctor of medicine in 1889.
His first practice was in Akron, Ind., where he was located about five years. He then came to South Bend. His first office here was on the second floor of the building at the corner of Michigan street and Washington avenue. His practice was general and within a short time word of his success spread throughout the vicinity and his practice became unusually large.
In 1907, after deciding to specialize in surgery, Dr. Terry went to Vienna, Austria, where he received special training in the University of Vienna for a year. Upon returning to South Bend he limited his practice almost entirely to surgical work. On Jan. 1, 1916, as one of the founders, he opened offices in the Clinic and since that time had taken care of most of the surgical work of that organization.
He was a member of the staffs of both St. Joseph's and Epworth hospitals. He had served as president of the St. Joseph County Medical and Tri-State Medical association and was a former vice-president of the Indiana State Medical association. In addition to his affiliation with various medical societies he was a member of South Bend lodge, No. 204, F. & A. M., of the South Bend Country club, and of the University club.
Dr. Terry is survived by his wife, who, before their marriage May 8, 1880, in Rochester, Ind., was Miss Mary E. MARTIN; one son, Dr. Charles Chapin TERRY, Jr., of 1102 Blaine avenue, and two grandchildren, Jane [TERRY] and Charles TERRY.

Saturday, October 6, 1928

Funeral services for the late Dr. Charles C. TERRY who died at his home in South Bend were held this afternoon with burial in Riverview cemetery at South Bend. The funeral services were priavte. Friends were asked by the family to omit flowers. Six doctors who were associated with Dr. Terry in the South Bend Clinic which he founded acted as pall bearers.

Monday, October 8, 1928

The funeral services for Danny FLYNN, ex-Rochester high school star athlete, was very largely attended at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. H. DICKERSON was in charge of the services. The pall bearers were members of the Rochester High School basketball squad with whom Danny played last winter. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent, among them being a piece from the students of the local high school. Burial was made in the Citizens' cemetery.

Tuesday, October 9, 1928

Mrs. Laura Belle WAISNER, aged 68, died at four o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her sister, Miss Della Steinhiser, near Leiters Ford. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had suffered for the past nine days.
The deceased [Laura Belle STEINHISER] was born in Fulton County, February 13, 1860 the daughter of Christopher and Harriett STEINHISER. Upon reaching womanhood she married to Garland HOOVER, who died several years later. On Easter Sunday in 1910 she was married Mr. WAISNER, also deceased. For 15 years she lived in Manchester, Tenn., returning to Leiters Ford just six months ago. For many years she was a member of the Maccabee Lodge but recently had transferred her membership to the Rochester Chapter.
Surviving are two children, T. C. HOOVER, of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. J. A. WILSON, of Tipton; four sisters, Miss Della STEINHISER, Mrs. Elizabeth ZELLERS, Mrs. Anna REICHARD and Mrs. Amanda LUCAS. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Steinhiser home with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Wednesday, October 10, 1928

[Jacob] P. ESHELMAN, aged 79, well known retired farmer of Henry township, died at five o'clock Tuesday evening at his home three miles southwest of Akron. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past two years, however his condition had not been considered serious and his death came unexpected.
The deceased was born in Ohio in 1843 the son of John and Barbara ESHELMAN, but practically all of his life had been spent in Fulton County, having come here when a small child. He was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Clarence [ESHELMAN], of Rochester, and a step-daughter, Gertrude GIVLER. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two p.m. with Rev. HEDGES in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Thursday, October 11, 1928

Mrs. L. C. MacBETH, 718 Pontiac Street, received a telegram Wednesday afternoon telling of the death of her mother, Mrs. Agnes RASMUSSEN, aged 63, which occurred at her home in Oslo, Norway that morning. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Rasmussen had been ill for the past two and half years and her death was not unexpected. Surviving are her husband, three sons and four daughters all of whom live in Sweden with the exception of Mrs. MacBeth.

Miss Sophia STROHM, aged 89, well known resident of Macy, died Wednesday evening at the Miami County Hospital in Peru, following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to yellow jaundice.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Kate GROAT, of Denver, and Mrs. Mary CONNELL, of Denver. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Methodist Church in Macy with Rev. ZECHIEL in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Friday, October 12, 1928

Joseph E. KARNS, aged 66, passed away at his home in Akron Thursday night after a two weeks illness from a nervous breakdown and other complications. For 32 years Mr. Karns was employed as a pipe line inspector having retired on a pension from the Indiana Pipe Line Co. a few years ago.
Joseph E., son of David and Elizabeth KARNS, was born on a farm near Sugar Creek, Ohio, in the year of 1862 and had been a resident of Akron and Henry Township for the past 36 years. He was united in marriage to Frances Rebecca CRUMPACKER, who survives. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen's lodge. Besides the widow the following children survive: Elza P. KARNS of South Bend, Vernon K. KARNS of Warsaw; Mrs. Jesse LANDS, near Akron; Mrs. Lennie BENGE, of South Bend and Mrs. Loise SECORE of Akron. Mr. Karns is also survived by his mother and 15 children.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Akron Methodist church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery of that city.

Saturday, October 13, 1928

Fulton County relatives have received word of the death of Loren BIDDINGER, aged 57, which occurred at four o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Charles [BIDDINGER], in Memphis, Tenn. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he had suffered for several years.
The deceased was born in Aubbeenaubbee township the son of Jonas and Sarah BIDDINGER. He was married to Clara JORDAN and for many years lived in the Leiters Ford community, where he followed the carpenter trade. Several years ago Mr. and Mrs. Biddinger moved to South Bend, where they resided until a few months ago when they went to Memphis to visit their son.
Surviving are his wife, son Charles, of Memphis, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary UNDERWOOD, of Illinois; his father, Jonas BIDDINGER, of Leiters Ford, one brother, Albert [BIDDINGER] of Culver, and four sisters, Mrs. Cora KOFFEL of Athens, Mrs. Lee WAGONER and Mrs. George BEST, of near Leiters Ford, and Mary [BIDDINGER] who lives in California.
The body of Mr. Biddinger will arrive in Rochester at 1:30 Sunday afternoon and will be taken to Leiters Ford for funeral services and burial. The services will be conducted there sometime Monday.

Monday, October 15, 1928

William WIDEMAN, 75, pioneer resident of Henry township, died Sunday morning at his home four miles northwest of Akron. Death came as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in ill health for several months but was able to be up and around. While at the barn he was suddenly afflicted, fell and died within a short time.
Mr. Wideman was born in Medina, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Barbara WIDEMAN, and came to Fulton county when a small child. He never married. He was a farmer by occupation and a member of the Church of God.
He is survived by four brothers, Elmer [WIDEMAN] of Akron and Joseph [WIDEMAN], James [WIDEMAN] and Henry [WIDEMAN], and two sisters, Ida [WIDEMAN] and Emeline [WIDEMAN]. All of his brothers and sisters except Elmer are unmarried and lived at the home place with William. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at two o'clock at the home. Rev. J. N. HOWARD of the Church of God will officiate. Burial in Nichols cemetery at Burket.

Charles E. KEPLER, aged 73, resident of Rochester, died at 8:15 Sunday evening at his home at 1307 South Madison street of dropsy. He had been ill for some time and four months ago underwent an operation.
Mr. Kepler was not widely known here having moved to Rochester from Chicago about a year ago. He once owned a meat market at Tiosa and was a concessionaire at county fairs. His wife died about twenty years ago.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clyde BALL, and two sons, Fred [KEPLER] and Ernest [KEPLER] of Chicago.
The funeral will be held at the home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. DICKISON officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. William STRONG, whose home was at Akron, died Saturday at the Northern Indiana Hospital for Insane at Logansport. She was about 70 years of age and was taken to Longcliff 15 years ago.

Esly NYE, aged 70, for many years a resident of Fulton County, died Sunday night in Peru following an illness of only a few days. No details were given in the message to relatives here but it is thought death was due to pneumonia.
Mr. Nye had spent practically all of his life in this vicinity but had lived in Peru for the past few months where he was employed as a caretaker of a park. Surviving are three sons, O. E. NYE, of Rochester, Champ [NYE], of Lapaz and Joe [NYE], of Boston. The body of the deceased was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Nye, northeast of Rochester, Monday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Tuesday, October 16, 1928

Funeral services for Esly NYE who died Sunday night in Peru, will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Mt. Hope Church in Athens. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
[NOTE: Horace Esly NYE, father, 1859-1928; Margaret Alice NYE, his wife, mother, 1861-1919 - both buried Hoover's [Mt. Hope] Cemetery at Athens. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Ind. Cemeteries, Henry Township.]

Otto BUNDY of Lucerne who suffered a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday morning while driving his car in that town, died early Monday morning as a result of the stroke. He is survived by his widow, mother and son.

Funeral services were held today at Culver for E. S. KEENE, prominent real estate man of that city who died very suddenly in the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago last Friday. Mr. Keene was taken ill about a week ago with diabetes but his condition was not considered serious.

Wednesday, October 17, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. F. P. McFADDEN, West Third street, have been called to Walton, Ind., by the death of their grandson, Dwane McFADDEN, aged 16, who died in a Logansport hospital following illness of several weeks with typhoid fever.

Thursday, October 18, 1928

Mrs. Ami NELLANS, aged 63, life-long resident of Fulton county, passed away at her home, 1118 Jefferson street, at 10 o'clock Wednesday evening. Mrs. Nellans had been in ill health for the past two years although her condition was not regarded as alarming until last Saturday when she was taken bedfast. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Nellans was a member of and an active worker in the Baptist Church, this city, and also a member of the Woman's Club.
Amanda E. [WEIR], daughter of James and Mary WEIR, was born on a farm near Richland Center, October 8, 1865. In early life she was married to Ami B. NELLANS, who with the following children and relatives survive: two sons, Dr. Charles NELLANS of Atlanta, Georgia; J. H. NELLANS of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada; one sister, Mrs. Margaret SCHEARER, of Hammond, and two grandchildren. Two daughters preceded their mother in death, Mrs. Josie LODEMAN who passed away seven years ago and Alta NELLANS who died in infancy.
The funeral services in charge of Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Richland [Center] Cemetery, northwest of this city.
The body will lie in state at the Nellans home until two o'clock Friday, the hour of the funeral.

Friday, October 19, 1928

[no obits]

Saturday, October 20, 1928

Culver, Ind., October 20. -- H. W. MORDHURST, a national official of the Royal and Select Masons, died at his cottage here today. He had been suffering for some time from pernicious anaemia complicated by bronchial pneumonia.
Mordhurst was general grand recorder of the General Grand Council of the United States of America of Royal and Select Masons. The body was taken to Logansport.
Mordhurst, who was a pioneer resident on Lake Maxinkuckee, had spent most of the summer

here, but about six weeks ago went to a Chicago hospital for a blood tranfusion. After remaining in Chicago about three weeks, he went to Logansport and entered a hospital there.
Monday, against the advice of hospital attaches, he started for Gary to attend a meeting of the Grand Chapter. He had not missed a meeting in forty-five years. When he got as far as Culver, he became ill and he was taken to his cottage here. He is survived by a twelve-year-old daughter and two sisters.

Monday, October 22, 1928

Mrs. Nissa PACKER, of this city, was called to Auburn, Ind., Monday by the death of her step-daughter, Mrs. Mollie PACKER SHILLING, aged 52, who died at ten o'clock Sunday morning at the Evangelical Deacon Hospital in Chicago following a major operation. Mrs. Shilling was visiting in Chicago when she was taken suddenly ill.
The deceased was born in Marshall County on February 17, 1876 the daughter of Aaron and Mary PACKER. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Edwin E. SHILLING, of Auburn, who died three years ago. She was a member of the Lutheran Church at Auburn. Mrs. Shilling visited in Rochester only recently, going from here to Chicago.
Besides the step-mother, she is survived by one brother, Lute PACKER, of Nevada, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Zoe NELLANS, of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-brothers, Fred PACKER, of Binghampton, New York and Earl BARNHART of Indianapolis; one step-sister Florine REAM of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held in Auburn Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made there.

Mrs. Jack BARNHART, aged 83, practically a life long resident of the Tiosa community, died Sunday evening at the home of her son, Cal, in LaPorte. Mrs. Barnhart had been in poor health for several years and was taken to the home of her son six weeks ago. Mr. Barnhart, who accompanied his wife to LaPorte at that time, remains critically ill at his son's home.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania but came to Fulton County with her parents when a child, settling in the Tiosa community. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Cal [BARNHART], of LaPorte and Frank [BARNHART] of Leiters Ford. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Tuesday, October 23, 1928

James TYRRELL, aged 84, well known retired Fulton County farmer, died Monday night at his home eight miles southwest of Rochester. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Frankford, Ireland on June eight, 1844, the son of John and Elizabeth TYRRELL, and when sixteen years of age came to America. Thirty-two years ago he came to Fulton County from Rossville, Illinois and on January 26th, 1884 at Hoopston, Illinois he was married to Maria E. ANDERSON.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, William [TYRRELL], and Michael [TYRRELL], at home, and John [TYRRELL], of near Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Omer RICHARDSON and Mrs. Theodore WHITE, of Kewanna. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Ann's Catholic church in Kewanna with Father Edwin BONNEY in charge. Burial will be made at the St. Ann's cemetery at Grass Creek.

Funeral services were held today for Isaac SWIHART, farmer living three miles east of Argos, who died Saturday night at the Kelley Hospital in Argos, where he had been taken for treatment.

Wednesday, October 24, 1928

Mrs. Sobrina Jane WINN, aged 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gene BROWN who lives on the Otto McMAHAN farm south of this city on Federal Road 31 at 11 o'clock Tuesday night following a years illness. Death was due to dropsy and heart trouble.
The deceased was born on a farm south of this city and was a daughter of Andrew and Eliza HENDRICKS. Mrs. Winn lived in this county her entire lifetime with the exception of two years when she moved to Decatur County with her husband Eli WINN who preceded her in death ten years ago.
Mrs. Winn was the last of a large family of children. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. BROWN, and son Isaac WINN of this city. The body of Mrs. Winn has been moved from the home of her daughter to that of her son Eli Winn, 512 West Thirteenth Street, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.
Mrs. Winn was a member of the local United Brethren Church. Funeral services will be held from the U. B. Church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. W. DICKERSON will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens Cemetery.

Mrs. Emily MAHONEY, aged 78, former resident of the Talma community, died at 1:45 Wednesday morning at her home one mile south of Mentone. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered just a few hours before her death.
The deceased [Emily BIDDLE] was born in Fayette County, Ohio, on January 27, 1850 the daughter of William and Margaret BIDDLE. She was married to John MAHONEY at Lexington, Illinois and for twenty-five years lived near Talma. Eight years ago they moved to Mentone. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, William [MAHONEY], who lives near Talma, and two grandchildren. No funeral arrangements have been made. Burial will be made at Tippecanoe.

Thursday, October 25, 1928

Charles F. LONG, aged 27, of Mishawaka, for many years a resident of the Tiosa neighborhood, died at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend shortly after 12 o'clock today from a fracture of the neck which he received Tuesday morning when a pile of roof tiling fell on him while he was at work on a project on Prairie Avenue, South Bend, near the Studebaker Foundry.
Long was working with a number of other men loading tile from a large pile onto hoists, when without warning the tile fell over onto him. His fellow employees worked frantically and in 10 minutes had Long extricated. He was rushed to the Epworth Hospital in an ambulance while he was in a semi-conscious condition.
An examination at the hospital showed that Long had suffered a fracture of the neck. His chances of recovery from the first were considered very slight. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen LONG, who live near Tiosa, were called to the bedside as were other relatives who live in this county. Charles Long remained in a semi-conscious condition until death came this noon.
Surviving are the widow, who was Miss Doris PALMER, three children, Betty [LONG], June [LONG] and Bobby [LONG], the parents and a number of brothers and sisters. No funeral arrangements had been made up until the time the News-Sentinel went to press but it is presumed that the body will be returned to this county for burial probably Saturday afternoon.

Friends in this city were advised of the death of Mrs. Josephine HECTOR which occurred at her home in Angola Wednesday afternoon after a lengthy illness due to complications incident to old age. The deceased was the widow of Dr. Frank HECTOR, eye, ear and nose specialist who died here in 1896. Dr. and Mrs. Hector built the house at 1230 South Madison St., while residents of this city. Mrs. Hector's maiden name was [Josephine] SOULS. Survivors are a son, Joe [HECTOR]. The body will be brought to this city tomorrow arriving over the Chicago and Erie from Huntington at 2:31 p.m. after which burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery in the Hector family plot.

Friday, October 26, 1928

Funeral services for Chas. F. LONG, aged 27, of Mishawaka, who died Thursday at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend, will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren Church. Mr. Long's death resulted from a fracture of the neck which he received Tuesday morning when a pile of roof tiling fell on him while at work on a project on Prairie Avenue in South Bend.

Funeral services for Mrs. John [Margaret] MAHONEY, of Mentone, who died Wednesday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Tippecanoe Methodist Church. Rev. C. S. DAVISSON will officiate and burial will be made in the Tippecanoe cemetery.

Saturday, October 27, 1928

[no obits]

Monday, October 29, 1928

Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 29 (INS) - Coroner Ralph JOHNSON decided this afternoon that James ROHRER, son of Noble ROHRER of Culver, found shot to death two miles north of Culver today, had committed suicide owing to financial worries.
The body was first believed to be that of James FLETCHER, road constuction driver.
Coroner Ralph Johnson and Sheriff Sewell FALCONBURY today were investigating the death of James Rohrer, road construction truck driver whose body with a bullet wound in the right temple was found by the Rev. D. B. SERVIS, of Culver, two miles north of Culver, Ind., this morning. The officers believe Rohrer was slain. [sic]
Rohrer's body, lying faceup near his truck, was still warm when found.
Rohrer was survived by his father, Noble Rohrer.

A message received Saturday night by Bruce LOVE of this city, informed him of the accidental death of his brother D. C. LOVE, aged 74, of Chili, which occurred at the north edge of that town at 5 o'clock Saturday evening, when the buggy in which the aged gentleman was riding was struck by a northbound Winona traction freight car.
Mr. Love, who resides in the north section of Chili, had driven downtown earlier in the afternoon to do some shopping and it was on his return trip home that the accident occurred. The traction freight was estimated to be traveling at a speed of near 30 miles per hour and the force of the impact could be heard for several blocks. By the time nearby witness reached the scene the aged man was dead, an examination showing that skull fractures brought instant death. The horse which Mr. Love was driving was also killed.
Mr. Love was born on a farm near Disko and for almost half a century followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Chili. Several years ago he retired and took up his residency in Chili. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Margaret [LOVE] at home, two brothers, Bruce LOVE of this city, and Edward LOVE who rsides in Pennsylvania.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the Chili Methodist Church with the Rev. RUNKLE in charge. Burial was made in the Chili cemetery.

Tuesday, October 30, 1928

Mrs. Anna EVANS, aged 78 years, widow of the late Ratcliffe D. EVANS, a former resident of Macy, passed away at her home on East 8th street, this city, shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble, after a month's illness. Mrs. Evans who has resided in Rochester for the past ten years was a member of the Macy Christian church. Her husband preceded her in death in the year of 1913 having died while residing in South Dakota.
The deceased is survived by the following children: Edward EVANS, of this city and Mrs. George SWIHART, of Peru. Three children preceded their mother in death. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until the arrival of her son, Edward, who is employed out of the city, and the daughter, Mrs. Swihart of Peru. In all probability interment will be made in the Macy Cemetery.

Margaret Emily BIDDLE, daughter of William and Margaret BIDDLE, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, January 27, 1850 died Oct 24, 1928, age 78 years, 8 months, 27 days. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered just a few hours before her death. April 16, 1871 she was married to John MAHONEY at Lexington, Ill. For the past 8 years she has lived near Mentone. Before this time she lived in the Talma community. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son,William MAHONEY, near Talma, a granddaughter, Mrs. Noah EVERSOLE of near Tippecanoe. a grandson J. D. MAHONEY of Emporia, Kansas and a great-grandson, James MAHONEY, Jr., and a number of nieces and nephews, she being the last member of her father's family.

Wednesday, October 31, 1928

Mrs. Laura Belle LAMBORN ONEIL, aged 61, for many years a resident of Kewanna, died Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at a hospital in Logansport. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had suffered for several months.
The deceased had spent practically all of her life in Fulton County, having been born at Kewanna on September 10, 1891 the daughter of Dr. James and Margaret SMITH. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Frank LAMBORN and on August second, 1918 married Robert ONEIL. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie HANSON, of Rochester; Mrs. Alice SAILORS and Mrs. Anna BLUE, of Sturgis, Michigan and Mrs. Opal CAYWOOD, of Hillsdale, Michigan; two sons, Clifford LAMBORN, of Plymouth, and Darl LAMBORN of Sturgis, Michigan; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. F. P. HYSHAW, of Huron, S. D., and Mrs. Melvin HISSONG, of Atwood, Ind.; two brothers, Harvey SMITH, of Walkerton, Ind., and C. E. SMITH of Hitchcock, S.D.
Funeral services will be held at two p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Garfield HANSON, north of the city with W. A. HARGRAVE, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Kewanna.

Mrs. Lillian HIZER, aged 60 years, passed away at her home south of Grass Creek, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, death resulting from heart trouble, after an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Hizer and her husband Aaron [HIZER], moved to the Grass Creek neighborhood from Logansport about three years ago. She was a member of the Baptist church of Logansport.
Surviving with the husband are a daughter, a son, Clarence HIZER, and two brorhers and a sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the home with the Logansport Baptist minister in charge. Burial will be made in the Logansport cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Anna EVANS, who died Tuesday morning will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Macy Christian Church and burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery. A short service will also be held at the Evans home, east Eighth street, at 1:45 and the body will lie in state until that hour.

Thursday, November 1, 1928

Mrs. James Mason received a telegram Thursday morning informing her of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mollie RICHARDSON, aged 68, of Seattle, Washington. The deceased was born and raised in Fulton County and for many years taught school in Wayne township. For thirty-seven years she has resided in California and Washington.
Mrs. Richardson had many friends in this county, where she spent some time visiting two years ago. She is survived by one son, Leslie RICHARDSON, and two daughters, Mrs. Bertha MATTHEWS of Seattle, and Mrs. Gladys FEEEMAN, of San Francisco; two brothers, William VanMETER, Centerton, Ark.; Hugh VanMETER, Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. James MASON, of Rochester.

Friday, November 2, 1928

Mrs. Sarah J. McCARLEY, aged 78, who has been a resident of this county but four years, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John BRICKWOOD who lives on the county line road north of Leiters Ford. Death was due to a cerebral hemhorrage. Mrs. McCarley was ill but 12 hours.
The deceased was born at Venton [Kenton?], Ohio, on October 5, 1850 the daughter of William and Mary Ann hields [SHIELDS] ?. Her husband, John McCARLEY, died several years ago. Three children survive.
The body was taken to Venton, Ohio, for burial. Mrs. McCarley had lived all of her life near Venton until she came to this county.

Saturday, November 3, 1928

Many people in Akron were shocked Thursday afternoon when news came to that town that Howard WAKELY, aged 41, had passed away suddenly at his home in Roann.
Wakely was well known in Akron and Henry township through acquaintances which he had made during the eight years he operated a barber shop at Akron in partnership with Vern SHIPLEY. At the time of his death Wakely was operating a barber shop at Roann.
He was born in Illinois the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manford WAKELY who now reside at Akron. He is survived by his widow, two children, parents and two sisters. Mr. Wakely was a member of the Masonic and Woodman's lodges.
Funeral services were held in Roann this afternoon with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.

Monday, November 5, 1928

Jacob PERSCHBACHER, well known pioneer of Fulton County who had been ill for a year and seven months, passed away Sunday morning at one o'clock at the residence of his son, Barney Perschbacher. Had he lived until next December 10th he would have been ninety years old. In his latter years Mr. Perschbacher was a well known character in Rochester, always a strong democrat and he bore his fighting spirit to the last. Several years ago he was injured in an automobile accident but he was cheerful with all his suffering and was well liked by everyone that knew him.
The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Lutheran Church of Tiosa of which he was a member. Rev. Paul MADER will officiate. The burial will be in the Reichter cemetery.
On January 7, 1917 Mr. Perschbacher wrote out his own obituary and he notified relatives that he wanted this published when he died. This tells the story of the man's life far better than could any reporter and is given word for word just as it was written as follows:
"Written Jan. 7, 1916.
"I was born in York County Pennsylvania, December 10, 1838. My father, who was George PERSCHBACHER, was a native of Germany and born in Hessen Darmstadt. My mother's maiden name was Anne Dorthy GREER who married my father in Germany and came to America, with four children, landing at Baltimore, Maryland July 3 1833.
"After remaining one year in and near Baltimore, Maryland, my parents moved into York County Penn. where I was born.
"In the month of June 1839, I being but six months old, my parents, with a family consisting of six sons, namely Henry [PERSCHBACHER], John [PERSCHBACHER], George [PERSCHBACHER], Michael [PERSCHBACHER], Adam [PERSCHBACHER] and myself, came to Henry County, Indiana. The trip being made with a one-horse wagon.
"After a residence of one year in Henry County Indiana, we moved to Wayne County Indiana. Here my sister Eva Catherine [PERSCHBACHER], who died in Fulton County Indiana October 28, 1915 was born.
"In the month of November 1845, our family came to Fulton County Indiana where my father purchased a tract of woodland seven miles north of the city of Rochester. About one half mile west of the tract of land which my father purchased, was a crude windowless log hut, which we moved into until our own log cabin was being built.
"From the time that elapsed between the arrival of my people to Fulton County, and up to the age of 29, when I left my fathers roof to brave the world alone, my life might be termed as uneventful. Save that I in these years knew what hardships were. Received little schooling and saw the woods tumble, not be magic, but by hard days toil, into fertile fields and green pasture lands.
"On January 8, 1868 I was uni5ed heart and hand to Mary Ellen EIDSON, who was the daughter of Barney A. and Sarah Ann EIDSON. After a married life that covered a period of forty one and one half years, she peacefully fell asleep July 26, 1909.
"To us were born six sons and two daughters. Namely Ord Melvin [PERSCHBACHER], North Manchester; William M. [PERSCHBACHER], resdence unknown; Barney L. [PERSCHBACHER], Rochester; Silas O. [PERSCHBACHER], Rochester; Jacob B. [PERSCHBACHER], Upland, Calif; Ammon E. [PERSCHBACHER], Illinois; Mrs. Edith Agnes SEMPLE, Sacramento, Calif. Three grandchildren, one great-grandchild."

Although the countless friends of Mrs. John (Louise) HOOVEN, nee Louise SNYDER, of Peru, were aware of the serious condition which she had been in for the past two weeks suffering from influenza of the bowels, the news of her death which occurred at the county hospital in Peru, Sunday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock, came as a most severe shock.
Mrs. Hooven had been a bride of but a few weeks, the wedding ceremony taking place at Plymouth, Ind., on the 15th of last September. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Hooven was employed for a period of seven years as an operator for the Rochester Telephone company, where through her efficient service and pleasant personality she had endeared herself to practically every person in this community. The young lady took a prominent part in all the young people's social affairs in this city, having appeared in several home talent plays and other municipal entertainments.
Louise [SNYDER], aged 23 years, daughter of William W. and Madge SNYDER, was born on a farm near Deer Creek, Ind., April 7, 1905 and when five years old moved to this county with her parents. For several years she resided with her parents on a farm in the Mt. Zion neighborhood; later attending school in this city. Mrs. Hooven was a member of the Presbyterian church, Mt. Zion. Besides the young husband and her parents Mrs. Hooven leaves two sisters, Janet [SNYDER] and Bernice [SNYDER] and two brothers, James [SNYDER] and Eddie [SNYDER], all at home.
The funeral will be held Tuesday noon at the Snyder home south of Mt. Zion, with the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Deer Creek where a brief service will also be held.

Mrs. Myrtle Mae HINELINE, aged 46, wife of William HINELINE, who operates a general store at Ora, Ind., died at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home in Ora, death being due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Hineline had been in ill health for the past three years.
The deceased was born in Fulton County, the daughter of P. J. and Lavina WARE, and had lived all her life in Indiana. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Hineline lived in Kewanna, moving from there to Ora. She was an active member of the Rebekah, Eastern Star and Gleaner lodges.
Surviving are five children, Orville [HINELINE], of Hammond; Pearley [HINELINE], of Nebraska; Mrs. Esther MALLOTT, Opal [HINELINE] and Lavern [HINELINE] of Ora; one sister, Mrs. Edith BARKER, of Kewanna. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Ora church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, in charge. Burial will be made in the Ora cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth DAVIS, aged 75, well known Akron resident, died Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at her home. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had suffered for the past four weeks.
The deceased [Mary Elizabeth LOWE] was born at Gilead, Ind., in 1853, the daughter of Isaac V. and Mary Ellen LOWE. On November 23rd, 1876 she was married to Robert John DAVIS who died several years ago. She was a member of the Akron Methodist Church and practically all of her life had been spent in the Akron community.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. V. WILHOIT, of Akron and Mrs. N. C. LaMAR, of Philadelphia, Pa.; five sons, Charles L. [DAVIS], of Mentone, Voris [DAVIS], Roscoe [DAVIS], Harvey [DAVIS] and Clyde DAVIS, all of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Nelson COOK, of Denver, Ind., and Mrs. Chas. BROWER, of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, P. W. [LOWE], Voris [LOWE] and John LOWE, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Akron Methodist Church with Rev. WHERLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 6, 1928

Miss Eva HOFFMAN, aged 19, died at 4:15 Tuesday morning at the home of her mother and step-father, Dr. and Mrs. E. J. SAUNDERS, in Grass Creek. Death was due to heart trouble from which she had suffered for several weeks.
The deceased was born in Fulton, Ind., in May 1909 and all of her life had been spent in Fulton County. She was a member of the Grass Creek Advent Church. Besides her mother and step-father, she is survived by one brother, Eugene [HOFFMAN] and a sister, Marjorie [HOFFMAN], both at home.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Saunders home and burial will be made in the Round Lake cemetery west of Grass Creek.

Columbus MURPHY, age 80, one of Rochester's pioneer citizens, passed away at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his son, T. A. Murphy, 410 North Jefferson Street, after an illness of but little over a week's duration, death resulting from a complication of diseases inherent with advanced years. Following the death of his wife which occurred 7 years ago Mr. Murphy resided at his home 1106 Elm Street until overtaken by ill health. The deceased who retired from active business several years ago was a well and favorably known, non-assuming citizen of the community.
Columbus, son of John and Susan MURPHY, was born on a farm near Denver, Ind., on February 16, 1848. For a period of 40 years he followed the occupation of farming in that vicinity; then moving to Rochester where he has since resided. During his residency here he was engaged in the meat market and other merchandising business until his retirement. On Nov. 12, 1861 he was united in marriage at Denver, Ind. Mr. Murphy was an active member in the Rochester Baptist Church, having affiliated with that religious faith 50 years ago, while a resident of Miami county. He is survived by one son, T. A. MURPHY, this city, a daughter, Mrs. L. W. DAVIDSON, of South Bend, and a brother, Merritt MURPHY of Denver, Ind., who is the last survivor of his family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, November 7, 1928

Mrs. Fred SMITH, aged 48, well known resident of this city where she had lived her entire life, died at 3:30 Wednesday morning at her home at 1520 South Main Street. Mrs. Smith had been in ill health for the past year but her condition had only been considered serious four days. Death was due to complications of diseases.
Ida Mae BABCOCK was born in Fulton county on a farm four miles southeast of Rochester, on June 20th, 1880, the daughter of A. O. and Sarah BABCOCK. On September 20, 1896 she was married to Fredrick SMITH. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Antioch Rebekah lodge, United Brethren Church and the local - - - - -.
Surviving are her husband, parents, four sons, Admiral [SMITH], Arthur [SMITH] and Richard [SMITH], of Rochester, Walter [SMITH], of Washington, D.C., and one daughter, Miss Madeline [SMITH], at home; one sister, Mrs. Carrie SPENCER of Rochester; two brothers, Frank BABCOCK, of Rochester, and James BABCOCK, of Niles, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Emma FAULSTITCH MILLER, aged 72, former resident of Monterey, died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. GUISE of Hammond. Death was caused by pneumonia. The deceased had been ill but five days, two of which were serious.
Mrs. Miller was born on April 16, 1856 at Elmira, New York, and was the daughter of Phillip and Emma FAULSTITCH. She had lived in the Monterey vicinity until a few months ago since she was 12 years of age. Her husband, Frederick MILLER fell several months ago and broke his hip. He is in a serious condition.
Survivors are the husband, three sons, Henry [MILLER] of Culver, Perry [MILLER] of Chicago and Charles [MILLER] of Delong, and four daughters, Mrs. Ed KLINE of Culver, Mrs. A. G. GUISE, Mrs. Emma RICHARDS and Miss Leta MILLER, all of Hammond, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter died in infancy.
The funeral services will be held from the Zion Reformed Church near Culver at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. William LANG will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Kaley Cemetery near Delong.

Thursday, November 8, 1928

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred SMITH, who died Wednesday morning at her home on South Main Street, will be held at ten o'clock Friday morning at the Baptist Church. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Clara Belle POWNELL, aged 67, of 511 West Miami Avenue, Logansport, a former resident of this city, died at her home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a seven years' illness due to complications. The deceased [Clara Belle GREEN] had been an invalid for six years. She was born in Liberty township and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert GREEN. Mrs. Green lived in Liberty township and this city for a number of years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband, Ambrose POWNELL, a son Leonard [POWNELL] of San Francisco, Cal., a sister, Mrs. Tilman BRUBAKER of this city and a brother Worthy GREEN of Knox. Funeral services will be held in the Baptist Temple at Logansport Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the pastor J. C. HILL. in charge. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Fulton.

Friday, November 9, 1928

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Saturday, November 10, 1928

John POLK has received word of the death of his uncle, John POLK, which occurred suddenly Friday at his home south of Warsaw. Funeral services will be held on Sunday.

Monday, November 12, 1928

John Milton BALL, aged 78, who has lived in the vicinity of Akron throughout his lifetime died Sunday morning at 4:15 o'clock at his home two miles northwest of Akron after a six years' illness with kidney and bladder trouble. The decdeased was bedfast for a year.
Mr. Ball who was a farmer was born near Beaver Dam, the son of Henderson and Freely BALL. His wife, who was Janie MEREDITH, survives as do two sons, Howard [BALL] of Akron, and Homer [BALL] of Royal Center, four sisters, Mrs. C. E. NOYER of Warsaw, Mrs. George SWICK of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Henry MEREDITH of Akron and Miss Jennie BALL of Akron, and three brothers, Cass [BALL], Roney [BALL] and Robert [BALL], all of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Akron with the Rev. William WEHRLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Tuesday, November 13, 1928

Mrs. Mary THORNBURG, aged 75, died Monday afternoon at the home of her brother, Joseph McIintyre north of Athens following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered last Thursday afternoon.
The deceased [Mary McINTYRE] was born in Newcastle Township on March 30, 1853 and was the daughter of Jacob and Anna McINTYRE.
Mrs. Thornburg spent her entire lifetime in Henry township with the exception of two brief periods when she resided in Mentone and in Benton Harbor, Mich. She was married twice, her first husband, Lyman WHITE, dying many years ago, while her second husband, George THORNBURG, passed away three years ago.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Holloway of Burket, five brothers, Schuyler [McINTYRE], LaPaz, Harvey [McINTYRE], Silver Lake, Elmer [McINTYRE], Mentone, William [McINTYRE], Bigfoot, and Joseph [McINTYRE], of Athens, and three sisters, Mrs. Nancy WARREN, Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Joseph WARREN, Mentone, and Mrs. Ethel BRYANT of Athens. A son and daughter died in infancy while a sister, Mrs. Alma SHUMAKER passed away last December.
Mrs. Thornburg was a member of the Church of God at Athens. Funeral services will be conducted from the Nichols Chapel near Beaver Dam Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Edward ALLISON of Athens will be in charge. Interment will be made in the Nichols Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 14, 1928

Mrs. Anna WHALEY, aged 77, of Walnut, died at the Woodlawn Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock following an operation for gallstones which was performed Sunday evening. She had been ill only since last Tuesday.
The deceased [Anna BOYER] was born in Harrisburg, Penn., on September 4, 1851 and came to the county when she was quite young with her parents, Abraham and Sarah BOYER.
Survivors are the husband, Leroy WHALEY, and three daughters, Mrs. Timothy COAKLEY and Mrs. Charles HENDRICKS of this city, and Mrs. Bert ROBBINS of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Apartment at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Jonas ROUCH, aged 72, passed away at his home in Fulton at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness of five days' duration from heart trouble. Mr. Rouch, who was a retired farmer, has resided in Fulton for the past ten years, moving there from Wayne Township, Fulton County.
Jonas, son of Samuel and Kathryn ROUCH, was born on a farm in Wayne township on May 20, 1856, and on June 1, 1884 he was united in marriage to Mollie KIMBLE. The Deceased was a member of the Bethel U.B. Church.
Besides the widow and one son, Dwight [ROUCH], of Fulton, Mr. Rouch is survived by the following relatives: four brothers, Aaron [ROUCH], Jess [ROUCH], Ezra [ROUCH] all residing west of Fulton, and Hiram ROUCH of Fulton. One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery [northwest] of Fulton.

Alice Colleen [GOOD], 2-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley GOOD, passed away at their home in Loyal shortly after 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, death resulting from heart trouble from which disease the baby suffered since the day of her birth, Nov. 11th.
The little child is survived by the parents, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held at the Good home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o['clock with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial was made in the Rochester Citizens cemetery.

Thursday November 15, 1928

Plymouth, Nov. 15. (INS) - William COLE, aged 55, was found dead, his body slumped underneath the stearing wheel of his Ford touring car in the barn lot at his farm home near Bourbon, shortly after 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The discovery was made by a neighbor, Mr. WYMAN, who returned an auto truck which he had borrowed from Cole earlier that day. Death resulted from a revolver shot which was fired by Cole, the gun being held firmly clenched in the dead man's right hand.
Cole's act was believed to have been the direct result from worrying over reverses met in the Marshall County court earlier that day when he was convicted, fined and given a 30-day sentence at the state penal farm on a charge of bootlegging. Prior to his recent trouble he had been engaged in the buying and selling of poultry and was well known throughout the eastern sections of Marshall county.

Coroner R. E. JOHNSON was immediately summoned to the scene and ordered the body removed to the Williams undertaking parlors at Bourbon. Cole is survived by an invalid wife.

Friday, November 16, 1928

Mrs. Mary E. GOSS, aged 75 years, passed away at her home, 1222 South Franklin Avenue, at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from diseases inherent with advanced years, after a year's illness. Mrs. Goss had been a life-long resident of Rochester and immediate vicinity. Her husband, George W. Goss, preceded her in death several years ago. For many years the Goss family resided on a farm southwest of this city.
Mary E. [PYLE], daughter of James R. and Elizabeth PYLE, was born on Dec. 29th, 1852, Fulton county. On June 17, 1880 she was united in marriage to George W. GOSS, the ceremony being performed at the Pyle homestead. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical church. She is survived by a son, Lloyd GOSS, of South Bend, a step-son, Nallie GOSS, also of South Bend; a brother, Charles PYLE of this city, and Harold GOSS, a grandson, who was raised by the deceased, now a resident of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Eliza THOMPSON, aged 79, for many years a resident of the Talma community, died at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred BATZ, near Leiters Ford, with whom she had made her home for several months. Death was due to complications incident to advanced years.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Eliza YEAZEL, was born in Ohio on December 15th, 1849. She came to this county when only a child and upon reaching womanhood was married to Samuel THOMPSON, who died last March. Following the death of her husband she went to live with her daughter.
Besides her daughter she is survived by two sons, Elza THOMPSON, of Talma, and James [THOMPSON] of Churubusco and one brother, Henry YEAZEL, of Etna Green.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Julius Elmer SMITH, aged 76, died at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dallas Zolman, 2210 Ernsperger street, So. Bend, following a two years' illnes due to complications incident to old age. He had been bedfast for seven weeks.
Mr. Smith for many years lived on a farm in the Talma neighborhood but because of his age he was forced to leave the farm two years ago and make his home with relatives. He was born in Coles county, Illinois, January 10, 1852. He came to Fulton county when he was 22 years of age. He was a member or the Talma Christian church.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Louisa SMITH; four daughters, Mrs. Mina SMITH, Akron, Ind.; Mrs. Edna CONRAD, Akron, Ind.; and Mrs. Mary E. EMITT, Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Dallas ZOLMAN, South Bend; two sons, Geo. N. SMITH, Wilmington, Calif., and Lowell E. SMITH, South Bend, one sister, Mrs. A. N. LaRUE, Etna, Ill.; one brother, W. W. SMITH, Shelbyville, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Dallas Zolman and at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Talma Christian church, Talma, Ind. The Rev. J. Bert BOUWMAN, pastor of the First Baptist church, south Bend, officiated. Burial will take place in the Hamlet cemetery, one mile south of Hamlet, Ind.

Saturday, November 17, 1928

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Monday, November 19, 1928

Rochester friends have been informed of the death of Martin BATT, for many years a resident of this city where he was engaged in business, which occurred Sunday morning at his home in New York City. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he had suffered for some time.
Mr. Batt, who was past 80 years of age, for a number of years operated the "Economy Store" on Main Street, where the Kirkendall and Mackey millinery store is now located, carrying a line of dry goods and ladies wearing apparel. Four years ago he was forced to retire from active business on account of failing health. Following his retirement Mr. and Mrs. Batt continued to live in Rochester until last August when they moved to New York City to be near their daughter.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nathan ROSENTHAL, of New York City, and a son, Joseph [BATT], of St. Louis, Mo. No details were given in the message to friends here but it is presumed burial will be made in New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer KEEL, son Berl [KEEL], and Mr. and Mrs. William NICODEMUS and son Harry [NICODEMUS], have returned from Newville, Ind., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Keel's and Mrs. Nicodemus' father, John MILLER, aged 83, which was held Sunday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza THOMPSON who died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred BATZ, near Leiters Ford, were held Sunday afternoon at the Talma Church. Rev. HENSHAW, of Whippoorwill officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Macy Christian Church for Mrs. Susan SROUFE, aged 75, who died Friday night at her home two miles north of Macy. Rev. J. T. LUCKEY, of Marion, assisted by the pastor Rev. C. M. REID, officiated, and burial was made in the Plainview Cemetery.
Mrs. Sroufe [Susan BREECE] died following an illness of several weeks with complications incident to advanced years. She was born in Defiance, Ohio, on December first, 1853 the daughter of Job and Katherine McDANIELS BREECE. When only 15 years old she moved with her parents to Allen Township, Miami County, where she had since resided. On April tenth, 1875, she was married to L. C. SROUFE, who died in April 1914. She was member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. James SAVAGE of Fort Benton, Mont., and one son, Scott SROUFE, at home; a sister, Mrs. Cory VANDEGRIFT of Rochester, and a brother, John BREECE, of near Macy; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred TIPTON have received word of the death of J. L. LEIST a former druggist in Indianapolis, who died on November 17 at the home of his daughter in California. The body was taken to Napolean, Ohio, for burial. Mr. Leist is well known here having spent several summers at his cottage on Wolf's Point.

Albert R. "Jeff" DAVIS, aged 70, well-known mason, who resides one-half mile east of Leiters Ford, died while enroute to the Woodlawn hospital from injuries received at 10:45 Monday morning, when the Ford coupe he was driving was struck by the northbound Pennsylvania passenger at the Delong grade crossing. Several skull fractures were the direct cause of his death, although one entire side of his face and body was badly mangled by the impact.
Mr. Davis, who had a contract for the construction of a filling station in Leiters Ford had been to Culver to secure some tools and was on his way to Leiters Ford. As he approached the grade crossing at Delong the car which he was driving was struck broadside by the slow moving train. A drizzling rain and accompanying fog is believed to have obliterated his vision of the approaching passenger train. Delong residents who witnessed the crash immediately summoned a physician from Culver and an ambulance from Leiters, who rushed the injured man to Woodlawn hospital, this city. Death, however, claimed the victim before surgical aid could be administered.
The victim is survived by an invalid wife whose condition for the past several weeks has been regarded as very serious and neighbors report she is not expected to survive the shock of the dreadful news of her husband's death. No children were born to this union.
Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN was summoned to the scene of the accident, but as this issue went to press no verdict had been reached. Funeral arrangements will be announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 20, 1928

William HARTSOCK, aged 36, local mechanic, died at seven o'clock Monday evening at the Cass County hospital in Logansport where he had been confined for the past eight weeks. Death was due to complications which developed following an operation for appendicitis.
The deceased was born in Milton county [sic] in January, 1892 the son of Eli and Lulu HARTSOCK. He was married to Florence HUDSON, of Goodland, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Hartsock moved to Rochester several years ago where they had since resided, Mr. Hartsock being employed as a mechanic in various garages of the city. At the time he was taken ill he was employed at the M. and M. Garage.
Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Jean [HARTSOCK], his parents; six brothers, Ernest [HARTSOCK], Curtner [HARTSOCK], Raymond [HARTSOCK] and Dan [HARTSOCK], of Goodland; Clair [HARTSOCK] and Frank [HARTSOCK], of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Everett FOSTER and Mrs. Lee TERRY, of Goodland.
Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Zion Church near Goodland, Ind., and burial will be made in the Goodland cemetery. Following Mr. Hartsock's death his body was removed to the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HUDSON in Goodland.

According to word received late today from Leiters Ford the exact date for the funeral services of A. R. "Jeff" DAVIS, who was killed at the Delong grade crossing Monday morning, has not been set. Mrs. Davis, whose condition is reported to be quite critical, is awaiting word from distant relatives, who were immediately informed of the dreadful accident.

Wednesday, November 21, 1928

The body of Albert R. "Jeff" DAVIS, who was killed Monday at Delong when his automobile was struck by a Pennsylvania passenger train, will be taken to St. Paris, Ohio, Thursday for funeral services and burial. The services will be conducted there at one o'clock Thursday. His wife who has been seriously ill for several months remains very low.

Mrs. Ira BURKE, aged 77, of Silver Lake, died there yesterday from complications incident to old age. She had been an invalid for several years. She is survived by her husband and one daughter. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services werre held this afternoon for Mrs. George [Vera F.] MOLLENHOUR, aged 36, of Mentone who passed away at her home Sunday evening. Death, which resulted from influenza, followed a serious illness of but two days.

Thursday, November 22, 1928

[no obits]

Friday, November 23, 1928

Kewanna relatives received a message Thursday from Chicago which apprised them of the suicide of Albert BUSCH, aged 50, who ended his life by sending a bullet through his brain, while he sat in an automobile which was parked in his son's garage in Chicago Thursday morning. Busch, at the death of his father, inherited a small farm located on the southwest side of Bruce Lake, and with his family moved from Chicago to this farm several years ago.
Friends of Busch, who was a meat cutter by trade, stated today that he had also inherited a considerable sum of money from his parents and it is their belief that his dissipation of these funds and other financial difficulties lead him to end his own life. Several days ago he left for Chicago in quest of employment at a meat packing plant, and his wife and children who reside on the Bruce Lake farm having received no word from him were of the opinion that he had found work. Upon receipt of the news of the tragedy, the family immediately departed for Chicago.
Mr. Busch is survived by a wife and four children, two of whom reside in Chicago. Funeral arrangements have not been announced but it is believed the services and burial will be conducted in Chicago.

Hiram CARITHERS, aged 92, one of the pioneer residents of Fulton county and one of its wealthiest citizens, passed away at 9 o'clock Thursday night at his home situated two miles east of this city on the Barrett road and on the north bank of Lake Manitou after a three year illness caused by complications incident to old age. The deceased however had only been bedfast for a week.
Mr. Carithers was born on a farm in the southern part of Cass county on February 3, 1836, and was one of four children born to Joshua and Nancy CARITHERS. When quite young his parents moved to Carroll county. Sixty years ago Mr. Carithers came to this county with his brother, John [CARITHERS], and purchased a farm near Green Oak. They later sold this place and bought what is now known as the Kentucky Stock Farm north of this city. Twenty-four years ago Mr. Carithers sold the stock farm and purchased the farm home on the north bank of the lake where he died.
Mr. Carithers was of a very frugal nature and early in life built the foundation for a large fortune. It was Mr. Carithers' motto "It was not what you earned but what you saved which counted." Mr. Carithers' worldly possessions which consisted of farms, stocks and bonds accumulated until at his death he was one of the county's most wealthy citizens.
Despite his frugality Mr. Carithers was a good neighbor willing to extend a helping hand to those whom he deemed worthy. Many persons in this county have been helped by Mr. Carithers to get their start as industrious honest citizens as he was. He never affiliated with any church believing in the Golden Rule.
Mrs. Carithers, who was Melissa J. COLLINS, died seven years ago. Survivors are five children, Mrs. Walter BROOKER of Bruce Lake, Mrs. Fred MOORE and Franklin E. [CARITHERS] of this city, Albert [CARITHERS] of Argos and Louise [CARITHERS] at home. He was the last of his family.
[NOTE: buried in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. - Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Ind. Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.]

Homer HUBLER, aged 31, former resident of Mentone died in a hospital at Elkhart yesterday from injuries which he received on November 11, when his back was broken. Hubler received his fatal injury while he was watching a football game.
Hubler, a sub player on the Elkhart American Legion team, was lying on the sidelines face down when a player and his tackler both fell on his back breaking his spine. Hubler was moved to the Elkhart Hospital where it was soon learned that he could not live. Hubler was conscious up to the end. He served overseas with a number of Rochester boys who were members of the Warsaw National Guard Company. Hubler leaves a wife and four children. The American Legion post at Elkhart is raising a fund for the relief of Hubler's family. The sum has reached $200 which amount is sufficient to pay off a loan which Hubler occurred on his bonus Insurance sometime ago, and to clear the policy so that the entire principal more than $1000 will be paid to the widow.

Saturday, November 24, 1928

Mrs. Lucinda [WAGONER] COOK, aged 83, a pioneer resident of this county, died at her home three miles east of this city on the Akron-Rochester road near the Long Beach Amusement Park at 10 o'clock this morning after a lengthy illness due to complications incident to old age. Very little could be learned of the life of Mrs. Cook except that she was born near Athens. Her husband, [Franklin] William [COOK], died 20 years ago. They had no children. A brother of the deceased, Samuel WAGONER, made his home with his sister. No funeral arrangements had been made up until press time.

Funeral services for the late Hiram CARITHERS who died at his home two miles east of this city on the Barrett cement road will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the residence. The services will be in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY. Burial will be made in the mausoleum beside the body of his wife who passed away seven years ago.

Monday, November 26, 1928

Funeral services were held at nine o'clock Monday morning at the St. Ann's Church in Kewanna for William LARKIN, aged 44, who died Saturday morning. Father BONNEY officiated and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery, Kewanna.
Mr. Larkin died Saturday morning at seven o'clock at his home two and one-half miles east of Kewanna following an attack of appendicitis. His condition had only been serious one day. Surviving are the widow, who was formerly Miss Agnes WARE, of Kewanna, a son, William [LARKIN], Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie WELLS, of Kewanna, Mrs. MONTGOMERY of Lucerne and Mrs. BIGGLER, of Winamac. Two brothers live in Illinois.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Lucinda COOK, aged 81, who died at her home three miles east of the city on the Rochester-Akron road Saturday morning, were held this afternoon from the Saints Church at Athens. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Mrs. Cook was a pioneer resident of this county. She [Lucinda WAGONER] was born near Athens and was a daughter of William and Mary WAGONER. Her brother, Samuel [WAGONER], made his home with her. Mrs. Cook's husband [Frank W. COOK] died about twenty years ago. Besides the brother a number of nephews and nieces survive.
[NOTE: Frank W. COOK, July 25, 1846 - Jan. 18, 1911; Lucinda COOK, his wife, Feb. 19, 1847 - Nov. 24, 1928 - both bur Mt. Hope [Hoover's] cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Inc. Cemeteries, Henry Township]

Tuesday, November 27, 1928

Mrs. Anna Catherine MILLER, aged 86, for many years a resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood northwest of Rochester, died at seven o'clock Monday evening at the Woodlawn Hospital. Death was due to a cancer from which she had suffered for a year, however her condition had only been serious for the past three weeks.
The deceased [Anna Catherine MECHLING], was born in Erzebach, Germany, on October 13th, 1842, the daughter of Conrad and Anna MECHLING. When only eight years of age she came to this country with her parents and upon reaching womanhood was married to William M. MILLER.
Practically all of her married life was spent in the Whippoorwill neighborhood, coming to this city a year ago to make her home with Mrs. Julia MORNINGSTAR, West Seventh Street. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church but was baptized in the Lutheran Church when a baby at her home in Germany.
Surviving are five children, Mrs. David BEEHLER, Mrs. William WYNN and William C. MILLER, of the Whippoorwill neighborhood; Mrs. A. B. THURSTON of Midland, Michigan, and Mrs. Catherine GORDON of Chenenne, Wyoming, fifteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Grand View Church. Burial will be made in the South Germany cemetery.
The information on which this obituary was written was supplied in the main to Val Zimmerman by Mrs. Miller about 25 years ago. On December 7, 1927 Mrs. Miller gave Mr. Zimmerman additional facts as to her life.

Wednesday, November 28, 1928

Samuel M. SMITH, well known retired farmer of Henry Township, died Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at his home in Akron, death being due to apoplexy. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past year but had only been bedfast two weeks.
Mr. Smith, who would have been 86 years of age on December sixth, was born in Medina County, Ohio, the son of Mark and Louisa SMITH. He was married to Lilly VanHOUGHTON, at Rochester, and for the past 50 years had lived in the Akron vicinity. He was a member of the Church of God, in Akron.
Surviving are his wife; one son, C. L. SMITH, of Warsaw; a daughter, Mrs. E. E. GERIG, of Fort Wayne, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Friday afternoon at the Church of God in Akron, with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Elkhart, officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Thursday, November 29, 1928

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, November 30, 1928

Frederick GRAEBER, aged 87, Civil War veteran, passed away at 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his son, Max [GRAEBER], 531 Ohio street, this city, death resulting after a year and a half illness from diseases inherent with advanced years. The following details of Mr. Graeber's obituary were furnished to a local undertaker twenty years ago by the deceased.
Mr. Graeber was born in Gechington, Wurttenburg, Germany on Aug. 11, 1841, and on Oct. 23, 1854 he arrived in America. He resided in New York until April 29th, 1855, when he left that state and took up his residence in Fulton county. During the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted with Company H, 19 U. S. Infantry at Monterey on Feb 21, 1862 and served with this company until he was discharged at Lookout Mountain on Feb. 21, 1865. He soon afterward re-enlisted at New Albany, Ind., and served to the termination of the war. Mr. Graeber was in the battles of Antietam, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge and numerous other small skirmishes.
At the close of the war he returned to Rochester and on Dec. 10, 1868 he was united in marriage to Margaret MARSHALL. His wife preceded him in death a few years ago when she was killed by an Erie train at the Tower crossing, this city. In early life, Mr. Graeber followed the trade of carpenter; then for several years he was employed as bookkeeper for the Fred FROMM general merchandising store. Following this service with this concern he served as deputy county auditor for a few years and later returned to the carpenter trade.
Mr. Graeber was a member of the Rochester Lutheran church. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary INGRAHAM, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Emma LONG, of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Etta PITT, of Detroit, Michigan, Fred. [GRAEBER], Jr., of Glendora, Cal., Floyd [GRAEBER] of South Bend and Harry [GRAEBER] and Max [GRAEBER] of this city.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Max Graeber home with Rev. Paul MADER in charge. Burial will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thanksgiving Day was a sad one in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William HARDING who live three and a half miles southeast of Fulton, due to the death of their son, Elmer [HARDING], aged 13, who was accidentally shot while hunting alone Thursday morning on the farm of Charles RANS, who lives about a mile north of Harding's farm. The Rans farm is on the Fulton-Cass county line in Cass County.
Harding left his home about 9 o'clock to hunt rabbits. He passed the home of John WILKINSON, who has been employed all fall by his father and whose farm adjoins that of Rans and asked Wilkinson to accompany him. Because of sickness in his family Wilkinson was unable to go with Elmer.
Wilkinson was working around the barn at his home when he heard the report of a shotgun at 10:15 o'clock and a second late heard Elmer Harding scream. Wilkinson immediately started in the direction from which he had heard the two reports. This led for about a quarter of a mile through a woods. It was here that Wilkinson from a short distance saw young Harding crumpled over at the base of a stump of tree.
Wilkinson's nerve failed him at this stage. He was afraid to go up to the injured lad who was moaning. Wilkinson turned on his heels ran to his home got into his car and drove to the Harding home where he got Mr. Harding. The two men then returned to the woods where they found that the lad was still breathing. Dr. F. C. DIELHAM was called but before he arrived the lad had passed away. The body was moved to a Peru undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial.
An examination at the scene of the tragedy showed that Harding met his death when his gun, an old fashioned muzzle loading 12 gauge shotgun, was discharged when the trigger accidentally struck the stump of a tree against which he had placed the firearm. It seems that Harding had chased a rabbit to its ground home which was at the base of a tree stump in a little clump of woods on the Rans farm.
He had taken a shovel and had dug deep into the ground or until he thought he had reached the rabbit's underground nest. It is thought that Harding reached to get his shotgun and as he pulled it over the stump in a little clump of woods the tree and accidentally discharged the shotgun. [sic]
The charge entered the youth's right breast; some of the shots passing through his body and coming out near the left shoulder. This proved that the gun was discharged when it was very close to the victim's body. Dr. C. B. STEWART of Logansport, coroner of Cass county, was called. He held his inquest Thursday afternoon. After examining four witnesses he declared the youth had met his death through the accidental discharge of the shotgun.
Elmer Harding was born in Peru, on October 19, 1913, and lived in that city until last March when his parents moved to the farm in Cass county. He was a student in the eighth grade of the Bethlehem Township Consolidated school at Metea. The Harding family for several years were residents of this city when Mr. Harding was employed as a cigar maker in a local shop.
Survivors are the parents, two grandparents, a brother, Paul [HARDING], a sister, Katherine [HARDING], and a half-brother, Harvey SIMPKINS. Short funeral services will be held from the home at 11 o'clock Saturday morning after which the body will be taken to Peru where services will be held from the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Peru.

Saturday, December 1, 1928

[no obits]

Monday, December 3, 1928

Oscar MANSFIELD received word Saturday night of the death of his mother, Mrs. Margaret MANSFIELD, aged 87, who died that evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. MACHETT, 2918 Broadway, Indianapolis. Mrs. Mansfield fell and broke her hip several weeks ago. This accident it is believed hastened her death which was due to complications incident to old age.
Mrs. Mansfield was born in Dresden, Ohio, March 4, 1841 and came to Indiana with her parents in 1861 and settled on a farm near Columbus. She was married to William H. MANSFIELD in that year. Mr. Mansfield died October 7, 1900.
Mrs. Mansfield has been a resident of Indianapolis since 1875 and has been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She became a member of the Trinity Church in 1876. This church later united with the Pine Knot Church and formed the present Central Avenue M. E. Church at Indianapolis.
Besides the daughter survivors are a son, Oscar J. MANSFIELD, two grandchildren, Clarence E. MACHETT and Margaret M. WALTERS, and a great-grandchild, Patsy WALTERS, of Indianapolis. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the parlors of the Central Avenue Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Mansfield has a large number of friends in this city, who will be grieved to know of her death. Mrs. Mansfield won this large circle of friends because of her kindly disposition. Mrs. Mansfield for a number of years spent her summers at Lake Manitou. At other times she was the guest of her son, Oscar and numerous friends.

Colleen Elaine OVERMYER, nine month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond OVERMYER, died at 1:30 Monday morning at the Overmyer home four miles west of Richland Center. Death was due to facial erysipelas. The child was born on May 18, 1928, and besides the parents she is survived by one sister.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Daisy SWEET, wife of Beecher SWEET, formerly of this city, who died Thursday at her home in Pomona, California. The body will arrive in Logansport, Mrs. Sweet's former home, Monday night and burial will be made there.

Tuesday, December 4, 1928

Mrs. Dora Elizabeth PICKENS, aged 78, died at noon Monday at the home of her son, William PICKENS, Jr., eight miles southwest of Rochester. Death was due to complications due to advanced years from which she had been ill for the past two years.
The deceased was born in Ohio on June 16th, 1850 and came to Fulton County when a child where she had since resided. She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Bruce Lake. Her husband, William PICKENS, Sr., died a year ago.

Surviving are two sons, William [PICKENS], Jr., of Rochester, Frank [PICKENS] of Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Lilly CRATES, of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Mary HOTT and Mrs. Dora HEIM, of Leiters Ford; three sisters, Mrs. Joe SMITH and Mrs. Charles BRUCE of Kewanna, and Mrs. Eliza RICHARDS, of Argos. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bruce Lake Community Church with Rev. KESTNER of the Fulton circuit, officiating. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.

Mahlon CURTIS, aged 63 years, farmer, who resides at the southwest edge of Rochester, passed away at his home at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which the deceased suffered at 11 o'clock Monday night. Mr. Curtis had been in ill health for some time having suffered two strokes prior to his fatal illness. More details concerning the deceased's obituary will be carried in Wednesday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

The body of Mrs. Beecher SWEET, who died Thursday at her home at Pomona, Calif., arrived in Logansport Monday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Temple in that city Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. Sweet is a former resident of this city having been employed at the Levi store for many years.

Wednesday, December 5, 1928

Friends here have received word of the death of Miss Lulu HATHAWAY, formerly of Peru, who died Sunday at a hospital in Indianapolis following an illness of several months. For several years Miss Hathaway owned the Pollyanna Cottage at Lake Manitou.

Mahlon CURTIS, aged 63, who succumbed from a stroke of paralysis at 1:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home southeast of this city, was born in Peru, Indiana in the year of 1865. The deceased who in later years followed the occupation of farming, moved to Rochester from Roann about ten yeara sgo. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
On Dec. 6th, 1890, Mr. Curtis was united in marriage to Minnie Bell [KINGERY], who with the following children survive: Myrtle HEARD and Chloe KINGERY, of Kewanna; Norabelle SCHUMAN, Rochester; Jennie [CURTIS] and Mabel [CURTIS] at home, and Warren [CURTIS], George [CURTIS] and Ralph [CURTIS], all at home. Besides the immediate family he leaves a brother, James CURTIS, of Wabash, Ind.; three sisters, Minnie GOCHENOUR, at Peru, Sarah BONE, of Wabash and Bertha BOCKOVER of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at the U. B. Church with the Rev. DICKISON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Alvin SEIDNER, aged 79, died at five o'clock Wednesday morning at his home three miles east of Macy, following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases due to advanced years.
The deceased was born in Celina, O., on August 15, 1849 the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (ANGLEMYER) SEIDNER, and moved with his parents to Indiana when only five years of age. On December 13, 1874 he was married to Alice TRACY and all of his married life had been spent in the Macy community. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Daniel DIELMAN, of near Macy, and Mrs. Blanche BARNHISEL, of near Akron. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at the Pleasant Hill Church and burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery in Macy.

Thursday, December 6, 1928

Henry HOLZMAN, 72, former [well] known resident of Rochester, died suddenly Tuesday at Miami, Fla., according to a letter written by relatives to Mrs. Bert SCULL here. Heart failure was the cause of Mr. Holzman's death. He had been in failing health for several years and about three years ago went to Elmsford, New York, to live with his relatives, spending the summers there and the winters in Miami. His death was very sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Holzman was well known in the community having spent most of his life here. He resided with his mother, the late Mrs. Ernistine HOLZMAN at thir residence on North Main Street. After he moved to Elmsford he spent part of his summers here to enjoy fishing at the lake which was his greatest hobby. He came to Rochester years ago with his parents. He never married.
Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. Ida WOLGEMUTH, Mrs. Ik TUDENRICH, Mrs. Bess LEWIS, of New York, and Mrs. Ed COHN, of Los Angeles, Calif., one brother, Lee HOLZMAN, of New York also survives.
The body will be taken to Cincinnati where the funeral will be held on Friday.

Mr. James GIFFORD, aged 78, for many years janitor of the Kewanna schools and library, passed away at his home on Main street, Kewanna, at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning from complications inherent with advanced years. He had been in ill health for the past years, however his condition was not regarded as serious until the last few days.
James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses GIFFORD, was born in Madison county, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 1850. He had been a resident of Kewanna for forty years having moved to that town from Winamac. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and the Maccabee lodge, Kewanna.
Mr. Gifford is survived by the following: six children: Cecil [GIFFORD] of Logansport, Lola GIFFORD, of Michigan, Ralph [GIFFORD] of Kewanna, Mrs. Maurine NICHOLS, of Kentland, Mrs. Daisy SCHOLLEY, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Lydia SETTLES, of Knox, and a sister, Mrs. Charles SCOTT, of Winamac.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Gifford home, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. FOX, pastor of the Kewanna Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be made in the [Kewanna] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, December 7, 1928

[no obits]

Saturday, December 8, 1928

Supt. A. L. WHITMER this morning received a telegram telling of the death of Miss Helen TAYLOR, history teacher in the Rochester High School, who died in a Greensburg hospital at 2 o'clock this morning. The telegram was sent to Mr. Whitmer by the girl's father, Hugh TAYLOR, who is the president of a bank in Greensburg.
Miss Taylor was stricken with acute appendicitis last Sunday as she was preparing to return to this city to resume her classes after the Thanksgiving vacation. It was deemed necessary that an operation be performed. This operation was performed at Greensburg. Her condition gradually grew worse until on Thursday another operation was performed. Miss Taylor was too weak to withstand the shock.

Miss Taylor who was 23 years of age, was a graduate of the Greensburg High School and Franklin College. While at Franklin she majored in history. After her graduation she taught for two years in country high schools near Greensburg. This fall she accepted a position in the local high school. Miss Taylor while only being a resident of this city for short time was well liked by all who knew her especially her pupils and fellow teachers.
Miss Taylor was the only child of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh TAYLOR. A sister who was 16 years of age died two years ago. The deceased was a member of the Greensburg Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held from the Greensburg Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with burial in a cemetery at Greensburg. A delegation of Rochester High School teachers and pupils will attend the funeral. A large floral tribute was also sent from the high school.

Robert WYLEY, former trustee of Rochester township, passed away at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Mishawaka, Ind. Details concerning his death were lacking in the telegram received here by relatives. A complete report of his obituary will be carried in Monday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

E. D. SUTTON, of Macy, has been informed of the death of his brother-in-law, Melvin KEESECKER, aged 75, for many years a resident of Macy, who died Thursday at his home in Billingham, Washington. Death was due to complication of diseases from which he had suffered for the past two years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Disko, Ind., on July third, 1853 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph KEESECKER. He was married to Corinna SUTTON, of Macy, and continued to live there where Mr. Keesecker followed his occupation as a mason, until 1920 when they moved to California. Two years ago they moved from California to Washington.
Surviving are his wife and two sons, Eddie [KEESECKER], of California, and Vera [sic] [KEESECKER] of Washington, and one brother, Albert [KEESECKER], Sevastapool.

Monday, December 10, 1928

Mrs. S. O. BARKDOLL, former resident of this city, passed away Sunday at the home of her son in Detroit. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis. Burial will be made in Detroit.

More complete details concerning the death of Robert W. WYLIE, former trustee of Rochester township, which occurred in the St. Joseph hospital, South Bend at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, were available today.
Mr. Wylie, who was a resident of Mishawaka, was employed as an elevator operator in the First National Bank building, suffered a heart attack while at his work. He was later removed to the hospital where death resulted.
Mr. Wylie was born on a farm northwest of this city Sept. 26, 1865. On February 14, 1898 he was united in marriage to Miss Etta McMILLEN. For many years he followed the occupation of farming, later removing to Rochester where for six years he served in the capacity of trustee of Rochester township. About eight years ago he and his family moved to Mishawaka where prior to his services in the National Bank building he had been employed in a manufacturing plant in that city.
The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F., Eagles and Knights of Pythias lodges, all of Rochester.

Mr. Wylie is survived by the widow and the following children: George [WYLIE], Nich [sic], Mich; Donald [WYLIE], Detroit, Mich.; Ardeen [WYLIE] and Lucille [WYLIE] at home. One brother, Charles WYLIE, of this city, survives.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'colck at the Wylie residence, Mishawaka. Burial was made in the Mishawaka cemetery.

William J. McHATTON, aged 63, who was well known all over the county where for thirty-nine years he served as a teacher in many of the township schools, died Saturday evening at seven o'clock at his home in Akron. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had been ill for the past two years.
The deceased was born in Amboy, Ind., in 1865, the son of Milton M. and Lydia (OSBORN) McHATTON. He was married in 1890 at Burr Oak, Ind., to Anna C. HOFF. For thirty years he had lived in the Akron vicinity and for ten years had resided in the town of Akron. He also lived in Liberty township where he taught for many years, retiring only two years ago because of ill health. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Irvin M. [McHATTON], of Elkhart, Russell W. [McHATTON], of Winchester, Ind., and Austin Deveon [McHATTON], at home. There are eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. MINTER, of Peru. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Church of God with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Elkhart, assisted by Rev. OLDHAM, of Akron, in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 11, 1928

Mrs. Jacob MILLISER of Leiters Ford received a message from Los Angeles, California, Monday advising her of the death of her father, Harve HORNER at the age of seventy-five years. Mr. Horner was born in Marshall county, and has lived in the West for the past seven years. One other sister, Mrs. Walter HILL, resides at South Bend, and Mrs. Orville IKER, Mrs. Bernice SHEEHY, and Ray HORNER survive. All reside in California. Eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral services and burial occurred in Los Angeles, Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 1928 and Thursday, December 13, 1928

[no obits]

Friday, December 14, 1928

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Paris, Ohio, for Mrs. A. R. DAVIS, former resident of Leiters Ford who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. John SCULER at Urbana, O., last Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.
It will be remembered that Mr. Davis was killed at the Vandalia railroad crossing several weeks ago after he had driven his car directly into the path of a passenger train. It is thought that Mr. - - - - - contractor and had been working at his trade during the day and staying at the bedside of his wife who was suffering with tuberculosis, each night. The loss of sleep it is believed caused him to fall asleep and drive onto the crossing at Delong when he was returning from a business trip to Culver.
Sunday she was moved in an ambulance to Urbana. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had been residents of Leiters Ford for a number of years.

Joan Estell [JOHNSON[, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. JOHNSON, passed away at the St. Anns hospital, in Cleveland, Dec. 12, from pneumonia. Mrs. Johnson is a cousin of Mrs. Nettie JOHNSON of this city and has often visited in this city.

Mrs. T. A. MURPHY has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Daniel GATTON, of Ray, North Dakota, which occurred last Sunday at eight o'clock. The funeral was held Wednesday with burial in Wild Rose cemetery in that city.
Mrs. Gatton was a pioneer of Fulton County but left here a number of years ago for the West. She was the mother of seven children, four daughters and two sons living. She was eighty-one years old at the time of her death which occurred at Ray hospital, a daughter being head nurse at this hospital.
Her husband died 23 years ago.

Charles W. LOVE, aged 59, formerly of Harlan Kentucky, passed away at the home of his brother, Chester Love, Akron, Thursday afternoon at 1:35 o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble and bright's disease from which he had suffered for the past year.
The deceased, who was a bachelor, was born on a farm near Gilead August 3, 1869. He was the son of James H. and Mary M. LOVE. Mr. Love followed the occupation of a traveling salesman until ill health forced him to retire. Besides his mother he is survived by two brothers, Chester [LOVE], of Akron and Otto W. [LOVE], of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held at the Love home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. TRACY of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services were held this morning for Mrs. James BUCHANAN, 88, of Logansport who passed away at her home last Tuesday. She was the mother of Edward BUCHANAN of Fulton. Mrs. Buchana died on her 66th wedding anniversary.

Saturday, December 15, 1928

Ora CLAYTON, grocer of Akron and former resident of this city, has received word of the death of his nephew, Marvin CLAYTON, aged 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis CLAYTON of Dayton, Ohio, who was drowned in a lake in the northern part of Minnesota last Sunday. Marvin in company with two other boys started across the lake on the ice in an automobile. When they were about half way across the ice broke and the car plunged into the water. Marvin was unable to free himself from the car and was drowned when the machine sank to the bottom of the lake. Marvin was somewhat of a rover and had not communicated with his parents for more than a year prior to the time he met his death.

Mrs. Gladys KINGHAM, of Indianapolis, who was known in Rochester, was killed Friday in an automobile accident near Indianapolis when her car skidded on the wet pavement and turned over into the ditch. Mrs. Kingham spent some time at Lake Manitou several summers ago and was well known by many local persons. She was driving on the National Road when her car sideswiped another and in overturning she was pinned underneath. She was taken to a hospital and died late Thursday night. She was the daughter of the late H. A. OLIPHANT, a wealthy coal operator of Vincennes. She had been married twice.

Monday, December 17, 1928

Mrs. Anna KENNARD, aged 83, well known resident of Kewanna, died Sunday noon at the home of her son, Jack, in Hammond, following an illness of two months. Death was due to complications of diseases.
Mrs. Kennard had lived in Kewanna for several years, moving there from a farm west of Kewanna. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church. Surviving are two sons, Jack [KENNARD], of Hammond, and Fred [KENNARD], of Kewanna, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara CAMPBELL, of Paxton, Illinois.
The body was removed Monday from Hammond to the Kennard home in Kewanna where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, December 18, 1928

Chas. HANSON, aged 32, of Grass Creek, died at 6:30 Monday evening at the Cass county hospital in Logansport, following an operation for ulcers of the stomach. Mr. Hanson had been in ill health for the past year.
The deceased was born in Pleasant Beam [sic], Ohio, on May 24, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William HANSON. In 1919 at Leipsic, Ohio, he was married to Miss Mary MYERS and six years ago moved to Grass Creek where he was employed at the elevator. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen's Lodge.
Besides his wife he is survived by his parents, who live at Leipsic, O., a son, Robert [HANSON], and two daughters, Virginia [HANSON] and Bessie [HANSON], two brothers and one sister in Ohio. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Grass Creek United Brethren church and burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Wednesday, December 19, 1928

John H. STAMM, aged 96, pioneer resident of the Bruce Lake community and a veteran of the Civil war, died at 1:30 Wednesday morning at his home near Bruce Lake, death being due to paralysis. Mr. Stamm had only been ill two days, having suffered a slight stroke on Monday afternoon and another stroke at 1:30 Tuesday morning which proved fatal.
The deceased was born in Berks county, Pa., on Dec. 9, 1832, and in 1832 came with his parents to the Bruce Lake neighborhood, where he had since resided. On Nov. 22nd, 1856, he was married to Julia Anne FREECE and to this union were born three children, a daughter, Jennie [STAMM], who died in infancy, and two sons, Emanuel [STAMM] and John [STAMM], of Topeka, Kans. Mrs. Stamm died in May 1860, and on Oct. 28, 1866, he was married to Sarah CONE who died several years ago. They were parents of one daughter, Mrs. Albert WERSJAHN, of LaPorte, and two sons, Jesse [STAMM] of Bruce Lake, and Albert [STAMM], of Evansville.
Mr. Stamm saw active service all during the Civil War, having enlisted at the outbreak of war in Co. B, 87th Ind. Vol. and took part in most of the main battles. During one of the battles Mr. Stamm was injured in one of his legs which left him a cripple for the remainder of his life. He was a charter member of the Evangelical church at Pleasant Hill, having united with the church 76 years ago. In addition to his five children, Mr. Stamm is survived by 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Hill church, at Bruce Lake.

Mrs. Mary CONINE, aged 70, passed away at the Kelly hospital at 2:15 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of but 24 hours duration. Death resulted from an attack of pneumonia which followed a few days illness from influenza. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for the past 18 months having come here from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mary [CUNNINGHAM], daughter of Albert and Mary CUNNINGHAM, was born in Ireland, on Dec. 10, 1858 and came to the United States while still a young girl. Fifty years ago she was united in marriage to Joseph DARRAH. Several years after her first husband's death she was united in marriage to Norman CONINE who preceded her in death two years ago. Mrs. Conine is survived by one son, James DARRAH, of this city, and brother Frank CUNNINGHAM, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa. Burial will also be made in the St. Mary's Cemetery there.

Albert BROOKS, 64, passed away on his farm home at Lawton in the Bruce Lake neighborhood at 2:15 o'clock Wednesday morning after an eight-day illness from pneumonia. Mr. Brooks had resided in the vicinity of Bruce Lake for several years where he was engaged in farming. The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew BROOKS, was born in White county, Indiana, was 64 years, 9 months and 2 days old at the time of his death. He was married in Rockford, Ind., and his wife, Almyra [BROOKS], preceded him in death. He is survived by six daughters and five sons.
The funeral will be held at Lawton Saturday afternoon, 1 o'clock with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, officiating. Burial will be made in Indian Creek cemetery.

Thursday, December 20, 1928

Funeral services were held this morning at Mexico for Donald SHRIVER, aged 19, student in the high school and captain of this year's basketball squad who died Tuesday morning after an eight day illness caused by the flu. Shriver who was the star of the Mexico quintette led his team to a victory over the Rochester High School seconds on the evening of December 7 which contest was played as a curtain raiser to the Rochester-Technical game.

Harry HAMLETT, 600 East Thirteenth Street, this morning received a telegram telling of the sudden death of his daughter, Mrs. John JAKES, aged 43, which occurred at her home in Terre Haute Wednesday evening. The telegram did not state any of the conditions surrounding the death of Mrs. Jakes who will be remembered by residents of this city as Miss Nellie HAMLETT. Mr. Hamlett expects to receive another telegram tonight with more details concerning his daughter's death. The deceased who was born in St. Croix County, Wis., is survived by her husband, father and four sisters. The body it is thought will be brought to this city for burial.

The lifeless body of Miss Mary D. ALSPACH, aged 78, who lived with her invalid sister, Elizabeth [ALSPACH], on a little farm two miles east of Athens near Lake Sixteen, was found in her bed this morning after they were forced to break into the house. Coroner Herbert Zimmerman was called who pronounced death was due to heart trouble.
The discovery of the body came after Mrs. John BECKETT, a neighbor, became uneasy at 10 o'clock this morning when she did not see Miss Alspach at any time during the morning performing her usual farm chores. Mrs. Beckett went to the Alspach home and when she received no response from her knocks or calls retraced her steps to her home where she called her brother,

J. E. CHANEY.
Mrs. Beckett and Mr. Chaney returned to the Alspach home where they were able to arouse Miss Elizabeth Alspach who slept in a downstairs bedroom who told them that she believed something was wrong with her sister and that they had better force the door to the dwelling. This the brother and sister did.
Miss Mary Alspach was found in her bed by Mrs. Beckett. There was little evicence of struggle so it is presumed that the aged maid passed away while she slept. The deceased had been a sufferer with heart trouble for the past two years but yesterday seemed to be in better spirits and condition than for some time.
Miss Mary Alspach was born in Henry Co. She has lived in this county for the past 52 years all of which time was spent on a farm near Athens. Her sister, Elizabeth, fell two years ago while on a business trip to this city breaking her hip since which time she has been bedfast.
Survivors are two sisters, Elizabeth [ALSPACH] and Mrs. Arminta BIGGS of this city. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Friday, December 21, 1928

Mrs. Mary BOOK, aged 80 years, passed away at her home five miles west of Kewanna, Thursday night after a two weeks' illness from diseases which accompany advanced years. Mrs. Book was well known throughout Union township having resided in that vicinity the major portion of her life.
Mary [FOX], daughter of John and Marie FOX, was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1848 and when quite young moved to this county. Her husband, Israel BOOK, preceded her in death three years ago. Mrs. Book, who was a member of the Methodist church at Mooresburg, Ind., is survived by the following children: Mrs. Harry STOOKEY, of Fulton, Dave BOOK, of Rensselaer, and John BOOK, at home.
Funeral services will be held at the Kewanna Methodist Church at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. NOLAN of the Mooresburg church in charge. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery east of Kewanna.

Mrs. P. K. KILE, 85, of Kewanna, died at her residence at 9 o'clock Thursday evening, death resulting from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Kile had been a resident of Kewanna for the past five years having moved there from Crawford county, Ohio.
Mrs. Kile [Elizabeth KEISTER], who was the daughter of William and Jane KEISTER, was born in Germany on August 27, 1843 and came to the United States when 12 years of age. In the year of 1865 she was united in marriage to Phillip KILE. The deceased was a member of the German Reform church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ella BROOKER, of this city, and a son, Ira Edwin KILE, of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. HARGRAVES officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Alf CARTER received word last night of the death of her niece, Mrs. Ralph BIBLER, aged 29, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, which occurred in a hospital at Lima, Ohio, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Death was due to uremic poison. Mrs. Bibler had been ill but one day. The deceased, who will be remembered by many Rochester people as Miss Margaret NICHOLS, had often visited in this city with relatives. She is survived by her husband, a son, William [BIBLER], her father, Charles

NICHOLS, and sister, Mildred [NICHOLS]. The father and the sister now reside in Rochester, N.Y. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at Wapakoneta with burial there.

Members of the local United Brethren Church received notice yesterday of the death of Rev. J. W. LOWER, aged 76, who died at his home in Warsaw at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Death was due to heart trouble. He was stricken 20 minutes previous to his death. Up to that time he had been in his usual health. He had preached the funeral service of Richard HAYWARD Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Lower was ordained a minister in 1882 after receiving his bachelors degree from Butler College. Rev. Lower was the pastor of the Rochester United Brethren Church for four years. Survivors are the widow, a son and two daughters. Funeral services will be held from the Warsaw United Brethren Church at 10:30 Saturday morning. Burial will be made at Decatur.

Harry HAMLETT received another telegram today stating that the body of his daughter, Mrs. John JAKES, aged 38, of Terre Haute, who died at a hospital there late Wednesday night would be brought to this city for burial. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian Church with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Jakes, who will be remembered by many residents of this city as Miss Nellie HAMLETT, died following an attack of heart trouble. She was born in St. Croix county, Wisconsin on September 8, 1890. She came to this county when 8 years old. She was a bookkeeper and was employed for several years in the Noftsger Elevator here. She was married in 1912. Survivors are the father, husband, four sisters, Mrs. Ben GRAHAM, Glenwood, Minn., Mrs. Harve TUTTLE, Warsaw, Mrs. Earle BURNS, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Jack NORTH of Chicago. Mrs. Jakes was a member of the Christian Church and the Rebekah lodge.

Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN, who was called to pass a decision in the death of Miss Mary D. ALSPACH, 79, who was found dead in bed at her home two miles east of Akron, Thursday morning, today gave his verdict that death was due to angina pectoris.
Funeral services for the aged maiden lady will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren church, Athens. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Saturday, December 22, 1928

Mrs. John C. KINARIK, aged 80, passed away at 11:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David YANTISS in Mentone. She had been an invalid since suffering a stroke of paralysis five years ago. For some time she had been bedfast. Wednesday morning she could not be awakened and it was believed that she had contracted sleeping sickness. She leaves two daughters, two sons, a sister and brother. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Mentone.

Funeral services are to be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church for Mrs. Rosena OAKLEY, aged 83, of Fulton, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John ENYEART on Thursday. Death followed a three weeks illness caused by the flu. Two daughters, Mrs. ENYEART and Mrs. J. E. ROUDER of Battle Creek, Mich., and a son, John OAKLEY, of South Bend, survive. Burial is to be made in the cemetery at Twelve Mile.

Samuel O. WAGONER, aged 79, a life long resident of Fulton county, died suddenly Friday night at ten o'clock at his home two miles east of Rochester on the Akron road. Death was due to a heart attack.
The deceased was born in Henry township on August 17, 1849, the son of William and Mary WAGONER. In 1871 in Miami county he was married to Emmaliza WAGONER who died thirty years ago. For many years he operated a saw mill.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Daisy BAKER, of Macy, and Iva WAGONER, who lives in the South; a sister, Mrs. Mary A. RUSSELL, of Rochester. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Mt. Zion church with the Rev. Roy GARNER in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Monday, December 24, 1928

The many relatives and friends of Ezra ALSPACH, aged 70, life long resident of this community, were shocked to learn of his sudden death which occurred at ten o'clock Saturday night at his home three miles north of the city on State Road [U.S.] 31, death being due to a heart attack. Mr. Alspach who has been in ill health for several years, had been enjoying better health than usual during the last few months until Saturday noon when he was suddenly taken very ill. However, his condition was not considered serious until he suffered the fatal attack a few minutes before his death.
Mr. Alspach was born on June 14, 1858 on the old Alspach homestead southeast of the city, the son of Henry and Deborah ALSPACH. On December 31st, 1885 he was married to Sarah LOWE and their entire married life has been spent on the same farm south of the city.
He was a member of the K. of P. Lodge and attended the Presbyterian Church in this city. Surviving are his wife, one son, Claude [ALSPACH}, two granddaughters, Edith [ALSPACH] and Myra ALSPACH, and two sisters Mrs. Sarah MILLER, of Lincoln, Nebraska and Mrs. Louiza MILLER, of Peru, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home with Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge, and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Brethren church at Tiosa for Mrs. Lucinda McNEELEY, aged 85, widow of the late Rev. Samuel McNEELEY, who died late Friday evening at the home of her daughter-in-law Mrs. Arthur McNEELEY, 829 Sample Street, South Bend. Death was due to pneumonia which followed a weeks illness caused by the flu.
Mrs. McNeeley was born in Wabash county, Indiana, on June 6, 1843, and came to this county over 50 years ago, settling near Tiosa where her husband, Rev. McNeeley, was the pastor of the Christian church. She moved to South Bend four months ago.
Survivors are Anson McNEELEY [and ?]Jesse [McNEELEY], of Akron, Ohio, and a daughter, Miss Clara McNEELEY, of South Bend, and seven grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Susan FOWLEY, of Wabash, also survives. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery near Tiosa.

Mrs. William SNYDER, of near Mt. Zion, has received word of the death of her nephew, Reeve CAMPBELL, aged 29, of Indianapolis. Death was due to tuberculosis. Mr. Campbell was well known here, where he had often visited. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder will attend the funeral which will be held Wednesday.

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Michael HASSETT, which occurred Saturday night at his home in Peru. For more than 50 years Mr. Hassett was employed as an engineer on the Nickle Plate railroad but had been retired for the past six years.

Wednesday, December 26, 1928

Christmas Day festivities at the Fulton WOODHOUSE home, one-half mile east of Twelve Mile, were brought to an abrupt ending when Lester SWANK, 26, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Woodhouse, appeared on the scene and in the presence of the family and his estranged wife committed suicide by sending a bullet from a 32 calibre revolver through his brain. The tragedy occurred shortly before six o'clock.
Mr. Swank and his wife, Vivian Woodhouse, through domestic difficulties had not been living together for the past two years, and on Tuesday evening Swank called at the home of his wife's people in an effort to effect a reconciliation. Failing in this attempt he told his wife that he was going to kill himself and that she had better call the undertaker at once. In the presence of his wife, two small children and the father-and-mother-in-law, the young husband whipped out his revolver and made good his threat. Death was instantaneous.
Mrs. Swank, after recovering from the dreadful shock, summoned a physician from Twelve Mile who upon arrival called the Coroner M. B. STEWART from Logansport, whose verdict has not yet been pronounced.
Lester, son of Mr. and Mrs. John SWANK, was born on Dec. 19, 1902, in Cass county, near Twelve Mile. About five years ago he was married to Vivian WOODHOUSE and to this union two children were born. The deceased was employed as a section hand on the C. & O. railroad. He is survived by his parents, the widow, two daughters, Lorna [SWANK], 4, and Fadonna [SWANK], 2; three brothers, Oral [SWANK] Everett [SWANK] and Ray [SWANK], and a sister, Verda [SWANK], all at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church, with the Rev. LEWELLYN in charge. Burial will be made in the Mexico Greenlawn cemetery.

A strenuous day which he put in Monday buying Christmas presents for his relatives especially his grandchildren taxed the strength of John G. BEERWERT, aged 63, who dropped dead at his home in Leiters Ford on Christmas eve. Death according to Coroner Herbert ZIMMERMAN, was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Beerwert had suffered with hardening of the arteries for the past year and had been under a doctor's care.
Mr. Beerwert, who was the janitor of the school building at Leiters Ford and who was loved by all the children and teachers there because of his kindly disposition, told his wife Monday evening that he was very tired after his shopping experiences. He sat down in a chair beside the fire and passed away before a doctor arrived. A brother, Jacob BEERWERT, it will be remembered dropped dead last fall while pumping a tire which had been punctured.
Mr. Beerwert was born in Germany on September 21, 1865 and came to this county from the fatherland 45 years ago. He was the son of Jacob and Regina REX BEERWERT. He had been the janitor at the Leiters Ford school for a number of years but in the summer farmed a small tract of land two miles east of Leiters Ford known as the LEITER farm. Mr. Beerwert was a member of the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows Lodge.
On October 2,1892 Mr. Beerwert married Laura BRUGH who survives as do two children, Mrs. Joesph GUISE and Robert BEERWERT, who live at Leiters Ford, four sisters, Mrs. Irene CULP, of Warroads, Minn., Mrs. Mary BEERBOWER, of South Bend, Mrs. Anna MOON, Lakeville and Mrs. Lizzie CARPER of Delong, two brothers, Carl [BEERWERT] of Columbia City and August [BEERWERT] of Warroads, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kenneth [GUISE] and Katherine GUISE.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford. Rev. C. V. ROUCH former pastor of the Leiters Ford M. E. Church will be in charge. The body of Mr. Beerwert has been moved from his home to that of his daughter, Mrs. Guise, where it will remain until the hour of the funeral.

Rochester friends and relatives have received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Venus HARLOW, aged 30, former resident of this city who died Christmas morning at six o'clock at the Epworth Hospital in South Bend. Death was due to flu and pneumonia from which she had been ill for the past ten days. Mrs. Harlow's two children, David [HARLOW], Jr., and Betty [HARLOW], are also critically ill with the same disease.
The deceased [Venus SMITH] was born in Fulton county, near Bruce Lake, the daughter of Milo and Maude SMITH. With her parents she moved to Rochester from Kewanna and resided here for a number of years. She was a graduate of the Rochester High School and while here was very prominent in the social circles of the city. About ten years ago the Smith family moved to Colorado and in 1920 she was married to David HARLOW.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlow had only lived in South Bend for the past four weeks, moving there from Maine. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church. Surviving are her husband and two children, of South Bend, two sisters, Mrs. Homer KESSLER and Bernice [SMITH], and a brother, Victor [SMITH], of Colorado.
No funeral arrangements have been made due to the serious condition of Mrs. Harlow's two children.

Following an illness of only three days with flu and pneumonia, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth JONES, aged 61, died Monday at 3:30 at her home, one mile west of Fulton. Mrs. Jones was the wife of John W. JONES and had lived in the Fulton community for the past 20 years.
The deceased was born on May 17, 1867, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STECKER. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to John W. Jones and twenty years ago they moved from Twelve Mile to a farm near Fulton. She was a member of the Baptist Temple in Fulton.
Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Delbert McCROSKEY, west of Fulton. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Temple with Rev. J. D. BUTLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Skinner cemetery near Twelve Mile.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist Church in Fulton, for Mrs. C. G. APT, aged 46, who died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home west of Mt. Olive. Mrs. Apt's death was due to complications of diseases from which she had only been ill since Thursday.
Jessie Mildred PARKS, was born in Miami County on May 19, 1882 the daughter of James H. and Sarah E. PARKS, and in 1903 she was married to C. G. APT. She was a member of the Fulton Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Dale [APT], of South Bend, and John [APT], at home; five daughters, Mrs. French SEVERNS, of Fulton, Olive [APT], Irma [APT], Margaret [APT] and Naomi [APT], at home, three sisters, Mrs. Grace GUSTIN and Mrs. Margie BARTH of Peru and,Mrs. Edna COLEMAN, of Cincinnati, O., and a brother, Willard PARKS of Peru. The deceased's father was buried just a week ago in Peru.
Rev BUTLER, pastor of the Fulton Baptist Church, officiated at the services and burial was made in the Salem cemetery.

Another home in the county was saddened on Christmas day when Mrs. Manford KINGERY, aged 33, died at her home in Kewanna Tuesday morning at nine o'clock following an illness of one week. Death was due to double pneumonia which developed following child birth.
The deceased [Chloe CURTIS], [who] was born and reared in Fulton county, was the daughter of Mahlon and Minnie CURTIS. Surviving are her husband, six children, her mother and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. FOX in charge. Burial will be made in the Greenland Cemetery, northwest of Kewanna.
[NOTE: Manford J. KINGERY, 1892-1962; Chloe KINGERY, 1896-1928 - both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Township. -- Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Ind. Cemeteries, Union Township]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Athens church for Mrs. Nettie KROM, aged 60, who died Sunday night at her home in Culver. Death resulted from a short illness with the flu and leakage of the heart.
For many years the deceased lived in the Athens and Millark communities, her maiden name being Nettie MILLER. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Jay PRATT, who died several years ago. A year ago she was married to Mr. [Elmer] KROM and since that time had lived in Culver.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Roy [PRATT], Jerry [PRATT] and Ralph PRATT, of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. D. BOWERS and Mrs. John MOORE and a brother, Irvin MILLER, all of near Athens.

Mrs. Charlotte HURTUNG, aged 81, wife of Herman HARTUNG, local tailor, died at her home 1114 Bancroft Avenue shortly after noon Christmas Day following a week's illness caused by pneumonia which followed the influenza. Mrs. Hartung was taken ill last Wednesday but has only been bedfast since Friday. The deceased has been a cripple since Hallowe'en night, 1923, when an unknown masked reveler ran against her throwing her to the sidewalk in front of the Black and Bailey hardware store breaking her left hip.
Mrs. Hartung [Charlotte KIRCHOFF] was born on March 10, 1847, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Henry and Charlotte KIRCHHOFF who came to this country from Germany. On June 23, 1872 she was married to Herman Hartung. They came to this city in 1884 and have resided here since that time with the exception of two years, when they returned to Fort Wayne to make their residence.
Mrs. Hartung was the mother of nine children all of whom have preceded her in death with the exception of two sons, Herman [HARTUNG] of Portland, Oregon, and Carl [HARTUNG], of this city. The husband also survives. The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be conducted from the St. Johns Lutheran Church on West Fourth Street at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Paul MADER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, December 27, 1928

Double funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Funeral Home on Main Street in South Bend for Mrs. Venus SMITH HARLOW and her son, David [HARLOW], Jr. Burial will be made in Culver.
Mrs. Harlow died Christmas morning at the Epworth Hospital following a few days' illness with flu and pneumonia and her son, David, Jr., aged six, died Wednesday night at the same hospital after submitting to a mastoid operation. A daughter, Betty [HARLOW], remains seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Cal HOOVER, Mr. and Mrs. William GORSLINE and Mr. and Mrs. Earl SHORE will attend the funeral services. Mrs. Harlow will be remembered in Rochester as Miss Venus SMITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Milo SMITH, who were residents of this city for a number of years.

Friday, December 28, 1928

Argos, Ind., Dec. 28. - Mrs. Mary M. KREIGHBAUM, 86, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning at her farm home southwest of Argos after an illness of one week.
Mrs. Kreighbaum was born May 28, 1842, and moved to this vicinity when a child. She was married to Edwin KREIGHBAUM on March 29, 1866, near Plymouth, Ind.
She is survived by eight children: Miss Effie KREIGHBAUM, South Bend, Jacob [KREIGHBAUM] and Francis KREIGHBAUM, Argos, Fred KREIGHBAUM, Elgin, Ill., Mrs. W. M. WILFRED, Ensley, Ind., Mrs. Joseph HISSONG, Culver, Ind., Mrs. H. E. GAFF, Chicago, and Mrs. Clarence BARR, Agos. Twenty-one grandchildren also survive her.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Poplar Grove church, six miles west of Argos. The Rev. LANG, pastor of the Culver Reformed church, will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery.

Paul Herman Albert REILOFF, aged 79, night clerk at the Arlington Hotel for the past 12 years [died] Thursday afternoon from injuries which he received two hours earlier in the day when through his own negligence he was struck by an automobile driven by James MILLER of Casey, Illinois as he was crossing Main Street at Seventh Street. Death was caused by a fracture of the skull near the base of the brain.
Five witnesses exonerated Mr. Miller of all blame for the fatal accident. They stated to Chief of Police Bert KESTNER that Mr. Rieloff started across Main street from in front of the M. and M. Store toward the Arlington Hotel. The witnesses stated that it seemed to them that Rieloff was attempting to stop James COPLEN as he was pulling away from the curb in front of the Arlington in his taxi and did not see the Miller car.
The witnesses said that Rieloff struck the rear fender of the Miller car. The force of the collision caused Rieloff to drop to the brick pavement, the back of his head striking with such force as to crush his skull. Rieloff was picked up in an unconscious condition and rushed to Woodlawn Hospital where an x-ray picture disclosed the fracture. Doctors in attendance stated that there was no chance for Rieloff to recover.
Mr. Rieloff was born in Muskau, Province of Schesian, Germany on June 23, 1849 and was a son of Theodore and Adolphina RIELOFF. His parents who were of the middle class in Germany were able to finance his education through the common school and into the academy which corresponds to our high school. After serving his term in the army which included service in the Franco Prussian War of 1870 Mr. Rieloff came to this country. He was at that time 23 years of age.
Mr. Rieloff engaged in the mercantile business and later in the advertising business. He operated advertising agencies in many cities throughout the United States. Fifteen years ago he came to this city where he was give employment as a hostler by Walter WAGONER. He worked for Mr. Wagoner for two and a half years and then took charge of the boats at the West Side Hotel for one summer. For the past 12 years he has been employed at the Arlington Hotel.
As far as can be learned Mr. Reiloff has no immediate relatives unless it be a half-brother who had charge of Germany's exhibit at the St. Louis Exposition. Mr. Rieloff was never married but to those whom he new best he often told of his greatest disappointment the death of his sweetheart in Germany the night before they were to have been married. Her death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Reiloff's father was the hostler for Frederick III Emperor of Germany and the father of Kaiser Wilhelm who was deposed from his throne at the conclusion of the World War and who is now in exile in Holland. Paul and Wilhelm often played together when they were youths. The two men corresponded for many years but neither heard from the other after the start of the World War. Mr. Rieloff called on the Kaiser while on several of his seven trips back to the fatherland.
Mr. Rieloff was a member of the German Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held from the Val Zimmerman Apartment, 611 North Main Street, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Paul MADER, pastor of the local Lutheran Church will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Isaac TIPTON, aged 78, who has been a resident of this city for the past 40 years, died at 8:55 o'clock this morning at the Dukes Hospital in Peru following a three weeks illness. Mr. Tipton was convalescing from an attack of the flu and had gone to Peru to visit with his son, Ray. It was while there that Mr. Tipston suffered a relapse which was followed by the pneumonia. He was in the hospital for a week.
Mr. Tipton was born in Girard, Kansas, on April 22, 1851. His parents were Ephram and Ellen TIPTON. He returned to this city 40 years ago and has been employed by the Northern Indiana Power Company as an engineer at the local plant for a number of years. His wife, who was Jose FRUMP, preceded him in death.
Survivors are the son, Ray [TIPTON] brother Fred [TIPTON], and a granddaughter, Mrs. Harold SWARTWOOD, both of this city. Mr. Tipton was a member of the local United Brethren Church.
Funeral services will be conducted from the United Brethren Church here at1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. W. H. DICKERSON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Landy GLAZE aged 75, died Thursday morning at the Fulton County Infirmary, death resulting from an illness of six years with paralysis.
Surviving are one daughter, Jennie [GLAZE], who lives in Illinois and three brothers, Jess GLAZE, of Kokomo, Simon [GLAZE], of South Bend and William [GLAZE], of Muskegon, Michigan.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Isaac ALLEN, aged 91, one of the oldest residents of the county, died at 9:45 Friday morning at his home four and one-half miles east of Rochester. Death was due to complications of diseases due to advanced years from which he had been bedfast for the past six weeks.
The deceased was born in Stark County, Ohio on January 13, 1837 the son of Abraham and Mary ALLEN. Seventy years ago in Ohio he was married to Susanna SECRIST, who died in 1908. Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Allen with his wife, came to Fulton County, and for the past 61 years had resided on the same farm where he died. Ever since his wife's death he had lived alone.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Zion.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alfred NIXON, east of the city, Mrs. Lou SHAMBARGER, of near Macy, and a son, Alfred E. ALLEN, also east of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mt. Hope Church at Athens and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Saturday, December 29, 1928

Mrs. Louise Anna BACHOFEN, aged 43, of 500 West Seventh street, this city, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, 5:15 Friday evening. Death resulted after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia. Mrs. Bachofen had been a resident of Rochester for the past three years and had made a host of friends through her activity in church and social affairs.
Louise Anna [MEISER], daughter of Martin and Emelia MEISER, was born in Dubuque, Ia., March 14, 1885. On Aug. 15, 1904 she was united in marriage to Charles BACHOFEN in Chicago. The Bachofens moved to Rochester about three years ago where Mr. Bachofen is in the employe of the Armour company. Mrs. Bachofen is survived by her husband, a daughter, Hazel [BACHOFEN], at home; two sisters, Mrs. C. B. CANDLIN, of Chicago, Mrs. R. O'CONNOR, of Houston, Texas, and a brother, C. M. MEISER, of Chicago.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. D. S. PERRY will be held at the Bachoven home, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, this city.

Creighton HISEY aged 77, well known farmer of the Tiosa neighborhood, passed away Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosie Kessler, of Hammond, where he had gone to spend the winter months. Death resulted from hardening of arteries from which disease Mr. Hisey had suffered for the past three years. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county for over 35 years.
Mr. Hisey was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge. Besides the widow he is survived by the following children: Wilfred HISEY, near Rochester, Clarence HISEY, of the Sand Hill neighborhood, Mrs. Jennie WILTSHIRE, Whiting, and Mrs. Rosie KESSLER, of Hammond.
Funeral services will be held at the Sand Hill church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. BEAM of Lakeville officiating. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Funeral services of Landy GLAZE will be held at the Sand Hill church, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. BEAM of Lakeville in charge.

Charles Douglas MOSSMAN, 72, did at his home near Leiters Ford at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after six days illness from double pneumonia. The deceased had been a resident of Aubbeenaubbee township all of his life where he was engaged in the occupation of farming.
Charles Douglas, son of William and Manda MOSSMAN was born on a farm near Loyal on December 11, 1856. In the year of 1880 he was united in marriage to Alice BINGERMAN at the LEITER home near Loyal the ceremony being performed by Rev. Frank LEITER. Surviving with the widow are the following children and relatives: three sons, Chalmer [MOSSMAN], of Cloverdale, B. C., Canada, Wilbur [MOSSMAN], of Huntington, Milo [MOSSMAN], of Ft. Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Earl ZEGAFUSE of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Chester ORTH, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Ethel CUNNINGHAM, of Rochester; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ik MOSSMAN, of Leiters Ford, and a half-brother, John TROUTMAN, of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Leiters Ford Methodist church Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. BURGES, of the Mt. Hope church officiating. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

R. J. SCHEID has received word of the death of his wife's mother, Mrs. Lavine REINHART, of Eaton, Ohio. Mrs. Scheid has been in Eaton for the past week caring for her mother. Mr. Scheid, daughter, Marguerite [SCHEID] and son Robert [SCHEID], left for that city today to attend the funeral.

Laura ARMSTRONG and daughter and Lillie PACKER, of Mishawaka, Mr. and Mrs. Eli BRUGH, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Sam WHITMER and son, and William VANKIRK, of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin MOON, of Lakeville, Mr. and Mrs. Carl BEERWERT and son, of Columbia City, Emery BRUGH, Wm. REISS and family, Miss Carrie VanKIRK, and Mrs. Mary BOESE, of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lee BRUGH, Mrs. Sarah BRUGH, Mr. and Mrs. Paul FOUNTAINE and Mr. and Mrs. Roy CLEAR, of Peru, Thomas GODLY, of Indianapoois, Irvin VanKIRK and family of Hoovers, Fred BEERWERT and family of Knox and Mr. and Mrs. Loren LEGETT, of Valparaiso, were among the out of town people who attended the funeral of the late John BEERWERT held Thursday afternoon at Leiters Ford.

Monday, December 31, 1928

Leo G. ZIMMERMAN, 48, for years one of Rochester's well known furniture merchants, died at three o'clock Monday morning as the result of exhaustion following a heavy cold. He had been ill about ten days and was bedfast just a week. He was well known in this community through his own activities and that of his sons who succeeded him in business. He died in the same room in which he was born having lived his entire life in the home of his parents.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Valentine ZIMMERMAN and was born January 30, 1880. He married Miss Blanch SMALES on August 1, 1901 and to this union six sons were born. They are Emerson [ZIMMERMAN], Herbert [ZIMMERMAN], Valentine [ZIMMERMAN], Leo [ZIMMERMAN], Major [ZIMMERMAN] and James [ZIMMERMAN]. All the boys reside here with the exception of Major who is at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, where he is serving in the air corps of the United States army. Two sisters, Mrs. Martha GINTHER, Mrs. H. H. HOOD, and one brother, Val [ZIMMERMAN], also survive.

He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Macabees lodges and while he did not belong he always attended the Presbyterian Church.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. Daniel PERRY officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in the family plot.

Mrs. Nettie HATCH, aged 87, a former resident of Macy, died Sunday morning at nine o'clock at her home in Peru following a long illness. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
The deceased, the wife of the late Amos HATCH, lived for many years in the Macy community, but for the past four years had resided in Peru. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Homer LACKEY, of near Macy, Mrs. A. D. LEEDY, Elmer [HATCH] and Stewart HATCH, of Peru.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Macy Christian Church and burial will be made in the Plainview Cemetery.