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FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1929

 

 

 

 

The News-Sentinel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The News-Sentinel

1929

Wednesday, January 2, 1929

John P. TEEL, 83, who lived here during the last seven years, died Monday evening at 7:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Davey LEFFLE. Influenza that was followed with pneumonia caused his death after an illness of one week. Mr. Teel lived on the Jacob MEYERS farm just west of Rochester and only three weeks ago held a sale of his farm pssessions and went to Mexico to live with his daughter.
He was born in West Virginia and came here from Denver, Ind. He was a farmer all his life. He is survived by Mrs. LEFFLE and four grandchildren. His wife [Sarah N. TEEL] died last April.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 at Mexico with burial in the Greenlawn cemetery there.

Mrs. Mary ANDERSON, aged 74, passed away at the home of her son, Howard Anderson, 9 miles northwest of Rochester at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from a complication of diseases which followed an attack of influenza after an illness of two weeks duration. Mrs. Anderson had been a resident of Fulton county for over 25 years, having lived 13 years in the immediate vicinity of Rochester.
Mary [OVERMYER], daughter of John and Margaret OVERMYER, was born on a farm near Fremont, Ohio, on Sept. 24th, 1855 and when quite young moved to this county with her parents where upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to William ANDERSON, who preceded her in death. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church. She is survived by four sons, James [ANDERSON], of Rochester, Delbert [ANDERSON], of South Bend, Louis [ANDERSON], of Olivette, Mich., and Howard [ANDERSON], of near this city; four brothers, George OVERMYER of Michigan, John [OVERMYER] of Larwill, Jess [OVERMYER] of Fort Wayne, and Charles [OVERMYER] of Larwill; one sister, Mrs. Samuel ZARTMAN, of Payne, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Mrs. Melissa WOOD, 71, died at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Pike, 401 Manitou Ave., this city. Mrs. Wood had been a sufferer from tubercular trouble for the last three years and an attack of influenza was instrumental in hastening her demise. Mrs. Wood had been a resident of Fulton county practically all of her life and for the past 18 years resided in Rochester.
Melissa [COPLEN], daughter of Isaac H. and Sarah COPLEN, was born in Ohio on Sept 3rd, 1858 and when but seven years old settled in Fulton county with her parents. On January 6, 1885 she was united in marriage to Adam H. WOOD, who preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Wood, who was a member of the Christian church, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ora PIKE, of this city; Mrs. Marion OLES, Mishawaka; one son, Fred WOOD, of Breman; four brothers, James COPLEN of this city, Alonzo [COPLEN], of Tiosa, Frank [COPLEN] and Lorenzo [COPLEN] of Mentone; and a sister, Mrs. Zena TAYLER of Burket.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Thursday, January 3, 1929

Judge R. R. CARR received word Wednesday night of the death of his half-brother, Walter CARR, aged 83, of Reynolds, who died suddenly that evening following a heart attack.The deceased who had often visited here had suffered with heart disease for the past six weeks. His death however was unexpected. Survivors are two daughters, three brothers and 3 half-brothers including Reuben [CARR] and Luther [CARR] of this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the farm home of the deceased with burial in the cemetery at Reynolds.

Major C. E. REED, aged 59, for 15 years physician and surgeon of the Culver Military Academy, died suddenly at Battle Creek, Mich., Monday night following an attack of heart trouble while he was visiting relatives. Major Reed was well known in this county and had often spoken before the Fulton County Medical Society.
Previous to taking his duties at Culver Military Academy, Major Reed served as a medical missionary for the Presbyterian Church in China. He had practiced surgery in Ashville, N.C. for 15 years and also had practiced in Battle Creek, Mich.
Major Reed was born January 18, 1869 in Putman, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith M. REED, two daughters, Dorothy D. REED, a missionary in Canton, China, and Miss Emily W. REED, a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, three sons, Charles [REED] of South Bend, Donald [REED] of Indianapolis, and John [REED] of Akron, Ohio.
Funeral services were held this afternoon from the chapel at Culver Military Academy. The Rev. Archibald McCLURE, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of South Bend, of which church the deceased was a member, officiated. Burial was made at Culver.
The entire cadet corps of Culver Military Academy attended the funeral and marched from the academy to the cemetery. Military honors were accorded Major Reed at the graveside. A number of local physicians attended the services today.

Mrs. Kent SIBERT received a telegram late Wednesday apprising her of the death of her father, Mr. Lot BABCOCK, which occurred at his home in Amherst, South Dakota, two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The cause of his death and other information were lacking in the message.
The deceased was a former resident of Fulton county having for many years been engaged in the occupation of farming. Several years ago he moved to South Dakota where he followed the same vocation. Mrs. BABCOCK preceded him in death. The deceased is survived by the following: one daughter, Mrs. Kent SIBERT, Lake Manitou, Rochester; three sons, two of whom reside in Amherst, and the other in California; and a brother, A. E. BABCOCK, of Kewanna. Funeral and burial services will be held at Amherst. Mrs. Sibert left early today to attend the funeral.

John STAYTON, 75, passed away shortly after two o'clock Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George HULLINGER, who resides one mile north of Argos. Death resulted from influenza, although Mr. Stayton had been ill for the past several months from heart trouble.

The deceased was well known throughout Marshall and Fulton counties, having been engaged in farming in the vicinity of Argos practically all of his life.
The following children survive: three daughters, Mrs. George HULLINGER, of Argos, Mrs. Ivan LOWDEN of Culver; a daughter, who rsides in Kansas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Fred AULT, of near Rochester, and two sons, Howard STAYTON, of Texas and Tom STAYTON, of near Argos. Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Poplar Grove church, seven miles west of Argos. Burial will be made in an adjacent cemetery.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. William CLARK, aged 74, which occurred at 7:45 Thursday morning at her home in Peru. Death was due to complication of diseases from which she had been ill for several weeks.
Mrs. Clark, who was formerly Sophronia PIPER, was born on a farm near North Manchester, the daughter of David and Sarah PIPER. For many years she lived in Wabash but for the past few years had resided in Peru.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Clara NICHOLSON, of Chicago, and Mrs. Pearl MEADE of Omaha, Nebraska; two sons, Artellus ECKMAN, of Connersville and John ECKMAN, of Wabash; two brothers, Charles A. PIPER, southeast of Rochester and James [PIPER] of Walthill, Neb., and one sister, Mrs. Frank STEFFY, of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence in Peru and burial will be made in Wabash.

Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa WOODS, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora PIKE, 401 Madison Ave., Wednesday after a three years illness due to tubercular trouble will be held from the Christian Church at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning with the Rev. William ASCHANHORT of Logansport in charge. Burial will be made in the Sycamore cemetery east of this city.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary ANDERSON will be held from the Leiters Ford Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Paul MADER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford. Mrs. Anderson passed away at the home of her son, Howard [ANDERSON], who lives nine miles northwest of this city, Wednesday morning. Death was due to influenza. Mrs. Anderson had been a resident of Fulton county for 25 years, 13 of which were spent in or near Rochester.

Friday, January 4, 1929

Mrs. Cornelia G. ROBBINS, 87 years of age, passed away at her residence 820 Jefferson street, this city, at 5 o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from pneumonia after a three days' illness. Mrs Robbins was one of the pioneer citizens of Rochester having resided here for the past 63 years. The deceased was very active in all social and civil affairs in this community.
Cornelia G. [HILTON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. HILTON, was born in Newport, N.Y., in the year of 1842. The Hilton family moved from the East to Peru, where in 1866 the Miss Cornelia Hilton united in marriage to Dr. A. H. ROBBINS, and soon afterward the couple took up their residence in Rochester. Dr. Robbins preceded his wife in death in the year of 1906. Mrs. Robbins was a member of the Methodist church and for a number of years served as a member of the Library board. The survivors are two sons: A. H. ROBBINS, of this city, Fred E. ROBBINS, of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. John BARR, of Akron; and two grandsons, Alfred R. ROBBINS, of Indianapolis and Winston H. ROBBINS, of Lafayette, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles LANGSDORF, pioneer resident of Rochester, died Friday morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. B. ROBBINS after a short illness from influenza which was followed by pneumonia. He was 92 years of age. For the last several years he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Tim COAKLEY on Federal Road 31, just north of the city. Mrs. Coakley and Mrs.Robbins are the two surviving children. Mr. Langsdorf had been in failing health for some time but was up and around having gone to Mishawaka just before Christmas.
He was born and spent his boyhood in Germany coming to this country when a young man. He lived at Logansport previous to his coming to Rochester. He was a butcher by trade and was widely known through the community where he lived for more than 56 years. He was a veteran of the Civil War having enlisted at Logansport.
Plans for the funeral had not been received here up to press time as both the daughters were at Mishawaka. These with a complete obituary will be published in Saturday's paper.

Mrs. William WAGONER, 40, mother of eleven children, passed away at 7 o'clock Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital after four weeks illness from peritonitis. Mrs. Wagoner resided on a farm near Wagoners Station and had been a resident of that vicinity all of her life.
Pearl [COFFING], daughter of Joshua and Jane COFFING, was born on a farm near Macy, March 1st, 1888, and on November 1st, 1908 she was united in marriage to William WAGONER, the ceremony taking place in Peru. Mrs. Wagoner was a member of the Macy Christian church. Besides her husband she is survived by the following relatives and children: the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua COFFING; seven daughters, Thelma [WAGONER], Ida [WAGONER], Sarah [WAGONER], Edith [WAGONER], Wilma [WAGONER], Ella Beatrice [WAGONER] and infant Evelyn Lee [WAGONER]; four sons, John [WAGONER], Claude [WAGONER], Ernest [WAGONER] and Phillip [WAGONER]; six sisters, Mrs. Ida LITCHY, of Cleveland, O., Mrs. E. M. SHAFFER, of Kokomo, Effie [COFFING] and Emma COFFING, of South Bend, Mrs. Harry WELLER of this city, and Mrs. John SHADEL, of Macy; and four brothers, Arthur [COFFING] of Garrett, Edgar [COFFING] and Russell [COFFING] of Fulton and Ralph COFFING of Macy.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at her home near Wagoners Station. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Coroner Carl STINEMAN of Wabash yesterday filed his verdict in the death of Mrs. Anna MEYER, wife of Clint MEYER of Roann, who was found dead in bed a few days ago. Death was due to apoplexy according to the verdict. Mr. Meyer testified at the inquest that he worked nights and that coming home on the morning of December 31 found that his wife was not up. He went to her room where he found her lying on her side dead, with no evidence of struggle. Mrs. Meyer was operated on for goitre about six weeks ago according to her husband and seemed to have recovered though she had recently complained at times of severe pains in her head.

Saturday, January 5, 1929

Joseph James WALSH, aged 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. William WALSH, southwest of Kewanna, died Friday morning at the Irene Byron Sanitarium in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient for several weeks. Death followed a year's illness with tuberculosis.
The deceased was born on a farm near Kewanna and pactically all of his life had been spent in that community. He received his education in the Kewanna schools and for several years was employed in Chicago. He was a member of the St. Ann's Church at Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Ann's Church in Kewanna with Father BONNEY in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Ann's cemetery.

Mrs. Rosa WIEDMAN, died Friday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bender, of near Monterey, death resulting from pneumonia which followed an attack of the influenza. Mrs. [WIEDMAN], who was 88 years, 11 months and 20 days of age had been a resident of the Monterey community since the year of 1884.
The deceased [Rosa KEITZER], who was born in Seneca County, Ohio in January 1840 was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell KEITZER. Upon reaching her maturity she was married to Conrad WIEDMAN of New Regal, O., and later moved to Monterey. Her husband preceded her in death four years ago. Mrs. Wiedner was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Rosary Sedality, of Monterey.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. William BENDER, Monterey, and Mrs. Mart IRVINE, this city; two sons, Casper [WIEDMAN], of near Monterey, and John [WIEDMAN], of Columbia City; two brothers, Joe KEITZER, of Fostoria, Ohio, Henry KEITZER, of Monterey; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Anne Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock.

The funeral for Charles LANGSDORF, pioneer citizen of the community and Civil war veteran who died at Mishawaka Friday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home just north of Rochester. Rev. H. E. BUTLER will deliver the sermon while a veteran organization of ladies of Mishawaka will be in charge. Members of the American Legion will act as pall bearers.
Mr. Langsdorf came to the United States in 1849 with his grandmother. He was born in Germany, Aug. 8th, 1837. He enlisted in the Union army at Logansport, April 23, 1861 with Co. D 9th Regiment and served until the end of the war.

Monday, January 7, 1929

Abraham M. SHUMAN, aged 66, passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:45 at his home at 406 Ohio Street, death being due to pneumonia which developed following an attack, of influenza. He had been ill for a week.
The deceased was born on May eleventh, 1862 in Franklin County, Ohio, the son of John and Mary SHUMAN. He came to this county with his parents when a young man, and had since resided here. On December 26, 1893 he was married to Sarah Catharine WEILER and to this union was born five children, three dying in infancy.
For the past ten years Mr. Shuman has been employed at the Rochester Bridge Factory and before that he was a well known cement contractor. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth WESTWOOD and Mrs. Helen GOTTSCHALK; three grandchildren, and two brothers, David SHUMAN, of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, and Hiram [SHUMAN] of this city.

Mr. Shuman was a member of the local Evangelical Church and the Red Men Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. M. O. HERMAN of Huntington, and Rev. F. G. KUEBLER, of this city, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. John L. McCLUNG was informed Sunday of the death of her brother's wife, Mrs. Theodore COOK, aged 52, which occurred at a hospital in New York City. Death followed a few days illness with pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook were former residents of this city and Mrs. Cook will be remembered as Miss Edna CLINE of Lafayette.
Surviving are her husband and five children. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in New York and burial will be made there.

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Alfred HAMMELL, which occurred Saturday at his home in Ironton, Ohio. Mr. Hammell, who formerly lived in this city, is the father of Mervin HAMMELL of Indianapolis.

Following a few days illness with pneumonia Gideon Edward MAHLER, ten month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MAHLER, died at five o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mahler home near Leiters Ford. The child was born on February 13th, 1928.
Surviving are the parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Clarence KELLY and Mrs. Alvin GOSS of South Bend, Elmer [MAHLER], Milo [MAHLER], Hazel [MAHLER], Ruby [MAHLER], Ernest [MAHLER], Oscar [MAHLER], Arthur [MAHLER] and Lillian [MAHLER], at home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mahler home with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford in charge, and burial was made in the Monterey cemetery.

Tuesday, January 8, 1929

Mrs. [Lucinda CULVER] SWONGER, aged 87, life-long resident of the Tiosa community passed away at her home two miles southeast of that village at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, death resulting from diseases inherent with advanced years. Mrs. Swayner died on the same farm where she was born on Oct. 3, 1842 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CULVER.
The deceased [Harriet Lucinda CULVER] was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church. Her husband, David [C.] SWONGER, preceded her in death four years ago. No relatives survive. Funeral services in charge of Rev. CLARK will be held at the Tiosa Brethren church Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and interment will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

James HART, aged 73, passed away at his home in Akron, 4 o'clock Tuesday morning after a year's illness from heart trouble. The deceased had resided in the vicinity of Akron all of his life having been born on a farm north of that town on February 28, [1845].
Mr. Hart, who was the son of John and Nancy HART, followed the occupation of farming until forced to retire on account of ill health. On Jan. 21,, 1877, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth BRADWAY who with the following relatives survive: two sons, Odie H. [HART], of Deedsville, Ernest H. [HART], of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Otis WHITTENBERGER of Akron; two brothers, Daniel H. [HART], of Plymouth, Fremont H. [HART] in the West, and three sisters, Mrs. Etta HEROLD of Akron, Mrs. Lydia ENGLE of Beaver Dam and Mrs. Opha MORRETT of Silver Lake.

Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hart celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home north of Akron. Funeral arrangements had not been announced in time for this edition of the News-Sentinel.

Byron Monroe KLISE, aged 71, died this morning at 7:15 o'clock at his home one-half a mile north of this city on the Michigan Road after a many weeks illness caused by Bright's disease. He was bedfast for five weeks. Mr. Klise who has been a resident of this city for the past 28 years, moving here from Twelve Mile, was born on farm near Twelve Mile on June 21, 1857. His parents were Jacob and Rebecca KLISE. He was a farmer by occupation. On April 27, 1885 Mr. Klise was married to Nancy J. STRINGER who survives as does a son, Jesse [KLISE], of Akron, and daughter Mrs. Kirg BARKMAN of Mishawaka, three sisters, Mrs. J. M. HART, of Peru, Mrs. Theodore HOOVER of Twelve Mile, and Mrs. W. M. WINES of South Bend, a brother, Harvey [KLISE], of this city, three granddaughters and one grandson. Mr. Klise was member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor Lodge and the United Brethren Churh. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home with Rev. William DICKERSON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Miss Marjorie McCALL, aged 18, died in a hospital in Fort Wayne early this morning from pneumonia which followed the flu. The deceased had been an invalid for the past 12 years and had been a patient in a Fort Wayne hospital for the past five months. Miss McCall is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCALL of this city. She was born in Rochester on October 9, 1909. Survivors are the parents and two brothers, Herman [McCALL] and William [McCALL]. No funeral arrangements have been made as the family were in Fort Wayne today. The body will be brought to this city late this evening.

Wednesday, January 9, 1929

James S. WILDER, aged 82, a pioneer citizen of Rochester, passed away at his home 1528 south Main street, 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death resulted from complications inherent with advanced years which were superinduced by an attack of influenza. The deceased had been bedfast for the past week. Mr. Wilder had been a resident of Rochester for 63 years.
James S., son of John and Cornelia WILDER, was born on Oct. 21st, 1846, at Ottawa Lake, Mich. On February 14th, 1870 he was united in marriage to Hester MACKEY, who preceded him in death on May 24th, 1906. Mr. Wilder was remarried on July 21, 1927 to Mrs. Millicent KARN of this city who survives. The deceased, who was a Civil war veteran and a member of Co. F, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served throughout the entire duration of the conflict, seeing service in the battles of Chattanooga, the annihilation of Hood's army at Nashville and other skirmishes in North Carolina and West Virginia. After the war he followed the occupation of farming for several years, later moving to Rochester where he was engaged in the baking business with an uncle. On January 1st, 1902 he entered the Postal Service of U. S. carrying a rural mail route out of this city until he was retired on pension by the government, September 20, 1920. The remaining years of his life was spent in retirement.
Mr.Wilder was a member of the G.A.R. and the Presbyterian church having united in this religious denomination 55 years ago. The survivors are: a son, Frank WILDER, of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Mary HARRISON, of Peru; one brother, Oscar L. WILDER, of Harrisburg, Pa.; two half-brothers, Milo D. WILDER, of Detroit, George WILDER, of Toledo; and a half-sister, Ada KEMP, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, in charge of Rev. D. S. PERRY. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Almira Belle SCALES, aged 75, passed away at her home on West Eighth street, two o'clock Wednesday morning, following an illness of six weeks' duration from hardening of the arteries. Mrs. Scales during her 18 years of residency in this city was active in social and church affairs in this community. The deceased was a member of the Rebekah lodge, the Women's Relief Corps and the Methodist church.
Almira Belle [VanALLMAN], daughter of William and Sarah VanALLMAN, was born in New Albany, Indiana on November 21, 1853. Upon reaching maturity she was united in marriage to Charles SCALES, the ceremony taking place at New Albany. For a number of years she and her husband resided in Indianapolis, later taking up their home in this city. Her husband, who was a veteran of the Civil war preceded her in death on April 12, 1915.
The following children survive: John R. SCALES, of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. L. M. WILSON, of Bloomington; Mrs. Earl MARBURGER, of Indianapolis; Chas. Clifford SCALES, of Hialeah, Fla.; Clarence E. SCALES, of Santa Ana, Calif.; Mrs. Annette McCRIGHT and Mrs. Harold VanTRUMP of this city. A sister, Mrs. Jane WEAVER resides at Shelbyville, Ind.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Benhart KOCHENDERFER, aged 77, died at the home of his son, Joe Kochenderfer, five miles northeast of this city in the Big Foot neighborhood at 8:45 o'clock this morning after a two years illness caused by heart trouble and diseased kidneys. The deceased had been bedfast for the past week.
Mr. Kochenderfer was born on April 30, 1851 on farm northeast of this city. He was a farmer by occupation. Until two years ago he lived in this city. Mr. Kochenderfer was twice married, both wives preceding him in death. His wives were Barbara Ellen FULTZ and Jennie GREGORY. Survivors are two sons, Joe [KOCHENDERFER], ex-sheriff Harley KOCHENDERFER of South Bend and two brothers, William [KOCHENDERFER] of Thompsonville, Mich., and Frank [KOCHENDERFER] of Cleveland, Ohio. Two sons and a daughter are dead.
The hour of the funeral services has not been determined but will be sometime Friday from the home of Joe Kochenderfer with the Rev. C. H. CRANE of Fulton in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

James BRUGH, aged 72, a bachelor who lived near Leiters Ford, died this morning at 7:20 o'clock following a 12 weeks illness due to complications incident to old age. He was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on April 27, 1857. He was the son of Joseph and Verlinda BRUGH. Mr. Brugh was a farmer and spent his entire lifetime in this county. Survivors are three brothers, George [BRUGH[ of this city, Albert [BRUGH] of Ober and Elmer [BRUGH] of Leiters Ford and two sisters, Mrs. Laura BEERWERT and Miss Lillian BRUGH of Leiters Ford. The deceased was a member of the Leiters Ford Odd Fellows lodge. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Funeral services for the late James HART, of Akron, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Akron Methodist Church, in charge. Rev. WEHRLY will officiate and burial will be made in the [Akron] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, January 10, 1929

Two hours after George BELL, of the Bethel neighborhood east of Argos, died of pneumonia Tuesday forenoon, his father, Manton BELL, of the same neighborhood, died suddenly. Mrs. Manton Bell is also in a critical condition and is expected to survive but a short time.
The son, who was 42 years old, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. He had been ill but a short time of pneumonia contracted from influenza. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Ruth [BELL], at home and also by his mother.
Manton Bell, about 88 years old, died about noon Tuesday. His death was sudden and unexpected. His wife has been in a critical condition for some time but he had been in fairly good health.
A double funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Bethel church. Rev. JOHNSON of Inwood will have charge. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery.

The time of the funeral services for Mrs. Belle SCALES has been changed from two to two-thirty Friday afternoon. The services, in charge of Rev. R. H. CROWDER, will be held at the Methodist Church.

Charles Allen PIPER, aged 59, well known farmer living southeast of the city on the Wabash road, died at 11:25 Wednesday night after a few days' illness. Death was due to complications which developed following an attack of influenza. Mr. Piper had been in ill health for several years but his condition had only been considered serious for two days. His death marks the second death in he Piper family within a week, his sister, Mrs. Sophronia CLARK having died last Thursday, at her home in Peru.
The deceased was born on a farm near Deedsville on March 31, 1869 the son of David and Sarah PIPER. His boyhood was spent in the vicinity of Deedsville, but for the past 25 years he had resided southeast of the city. On January 17th, 1903 he was married to Miss Lulu ROBINSON.
Mr. Piper served in the army during the Spanish-American War having been a sergeant in Co. B 158 Infantry, I.N.G. He was a member of the local organization of Spanish-American War Veterans and of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Green Oak. Surviving are his wife, two children, Thurl [PIPER] and Anna Ruth [PIPER], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank STEFFY, of Rochester, and a brother, James [PIPER] of Walthill, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Samantha BARNHISEL, 83, of Akron, passed away at her home in that town at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which she had been confined to her bed for the past two weeks.
Samantha [HARMON], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake HARMON, was born on a farm in Mahoning County, Ohio, March 3, 1845. On January 21, 1877 she was united in marriage to Samuel BARNHISEL, the ceremony taking place at Gilead. For a number of years they resided on a farm near Gilead. Mr. Barnhisel preceded the deceased in death 25 years ago. Mrs. Barnhisel had been a resident of Akron for the past five or six years, and was a member of the Church of God. The survivors are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Dora BAIR who made her home with Mrs. Barnhisel; three brothers, Darius HARMON, of Texas; Jake HARMON and Mahlon HARMON, both of Gilead.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Akron Church of God. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Friday, January 11, 1929

Funeral services for the late James BRUGH, 72, who died Wednesday morning at his home near Leiters, will be held at his home Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Charles B. ROUSH, of Westville, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac KLEIN, of this city, have been informed of the death of Mrs. Klein's father, Louis KRUEGER of Chicago, followed a few days' illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were held Friday morning in Chicago.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Bethlehem Church southwest of Twelve Mile for Ed HORTON, aged 66, who died Wednesday night at 12 o'clock at his home near Macy. He had been ill for one year with heart trouble. Mr. Horton,who was a farmer was born near Twelve Mile the son of A. C. and Priscilla HORTON. He had spent his entire lifetime in the Twelve Mile and Macy neighborhoods. Survivors are the widow who was Rose SARVER, two sons, B. W. HORTON, superintendent of the Logansport public schools, Bryan [HORTON] of near Logansport, two daughters, Mrs. Grace COBB of Indianapolis, and Irene [HORTON] at home, a brother, Albert [HORTON] of Detroit, Mich., three sisters, Mrs. George DuBOIS of this city, Mrs. Grace HEMMERSBAUGH and Mrs. Jennie ANDERSON both of Twelve Mile.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert DUDGEON and Mrs. Lucy KISTLER have returned from Twelve Mile where they attended the funeral of Andrew J. DECKER of that place. They were related to the deceased. Mr. Decker was 86 years [of] age and was a pioneer of the community.

Saturday, January 12, 1929

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Larwill for Mrs. Julia KYLER, aged 81, who died Tuesday night of cancer and infirmities of old age. Mrs. Kyler was a sister of Tom HATHAWAY of Akron.

Monday, January 14, 1929

Delorme F. COOK, aged 86, Civil War vetran and a resident of this county for over 50 years passed away at his home 407 East Thirteenth Street at 5 p.m. Sunday after a two years illness with hardening of the arteries. Mr. Cook's death was hastened by an attack of influenza. He was bedfast for three weeks. Mrs. Cook who has been ill with the flu is somewhat better.
Mr. Cook was born near Woosteer in Wayne county, Ohio, on April 3, 1843, the son of Thomas and Susanna COOK. A greater portion of the information on which this obituary was written was furnished to a newspaper in Shoeshone, Idaho by Mr. Cook several years ago while the paper was running a series of articles contributed by pioneers of that community.
Mr. Cook in his article stated that when he was 19 years of age he enlisted with Company C 41 at Ohio Infantry which was recruited at his home in Wooster, Ohio. He saw service with this organization to the conclusion of the Civil War taking part in many of the important engagements of the army in the West.
In the spring of 1865 Mr. Cook related after hearing of the wealth which might be made in the mining fields of the West he decided to try his luck in Idaho, Montana and Utah. Following this impulse Mr. Cook said he left Wooster with two boyhood friends going by rail to St. Joseph, Mo., and from there to Nebraska City by steam boat.
From Nebraska City, Mr.Cook said he joined an emigrant train consisting of 24 wagons in charge of 50 men. This undertaking was a perilous one as many wagon trains had fallen prey to hostile Indians. After 71 days Mr. Cook stated he reached Virginia City, Mont. Mr. Cook prospected in Idaho, Montana and Utah with only fair success.
While in Ogden, Utah Mr. Cook related he was present when the last spike, said to have been of gold, was driven completing the Union Pacific railroad thus joining the East and West. After six years of mining experience Mr. Cook returned to his home in Ohio traveling from the West over the newly built railroad.
Mr. Cook after visiting with his relatives said he again felt the wanderlust, emigrating to North Manchester, Ind., where he purchased a small farm. Fifty years ago he sold this farm and bought one a mile north of Green Oak where he resided until 10 years ago when he came to this city to make his residence.
Survivors are the widow who was Martha SHEETS, a son, Dr. T. P. COOK of this city, two daughters, Mrs. E. L. CLINGER of Shoshone, Idaho, and Mrs. George NEWMAN of this city, one step-son, Clay SHEETS, of this city who is a deputy United States Marshall for the Northern Indiana District with headquarters in South Bend, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Cora CALLOWAY of Davisson, Province of Saskatchewan, Canada and Mrs. George ROBBINS of this city.
Mr. Cook was a member of the Baptist Church, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the McClung Post of the Civil War Veterans of this city. The funeral arrangements have not been made nor will they be made until after the arrival of Mrs. Clinger who is on her way to this city from her home at Shoshone, Idaho. It is thought possible that the services will be held Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Zella M. COLLINS, aged 47 years, 11 months, 29 days, passed away Saturday afternoon at 1:40 o'clock. Death resulting from a relapse after suffering an attack of influenza which was contracte about thee weeks ago. Mrs. Collins had been a resident of Fulton county all of her life.
Zella M. [COPLEN], daughter of Chauncy and Jane COPLEN, was born in Newcastle township, Jan. 13th, 1881, and on January 8th, 1902 was united in marriage at Talma to Frank COLLINS. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church and was prominent in the activities of that religious organization. Besides the husband the following relatives survive: her father, Chauncy COPLEN, of Talma, two brothers, Al COPLEN of Etna Green, and Grover COPLEN of this city, Lucile [COLLINS], a daughter of the deceased passed away at Woodlawn hospital last April.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church in charge of Rev. CLARK, who was assisted by Rev. DUCKER. Burial was made in the Reichter cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Faral A. CHARTERS, aged 78, of Plymouth was held Monday morning at the home, burial being made in the Kewanna cemetery. The deceased who was a former resident of Fulton county was making her home with a son, Albert Charters, of Plymouth. Death resulted Saturday from an attack of pneumonia.
The following children survive, five sons: Charles [CHARTERS], John [CHARTERS], Jess [CHARTERS], James [CHARTERS], all of Fulton county, and Albert CHARTERS, of Plymouth; two daughters, Anna McLOUGHLIN, of Plymouth and Kate ROSS, who resides in Michigan.

Funeral services for Mr. George WENTZEL who passed away Friday morning at his home three miles southwest of Leiters Ford, were held Sunday afternoon at the Reform Church, Bruce Lake. The Rev. GILMER was in charge of the services and burial was made in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.
The deceased, who for the past several years had been an inmate of the Longcliff hospital, Logansport, succumbed to a complication of diseases at the age of 72 years. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Ida WENTZEL, two sons, Harry [WENTZEL] and Charles W. [WENTZEL], of near Leiters Ford, and a daughter, Mrs. Eva SCHIRM, of Kewanna.

Funeral services were held at eleven o'clock at the Macy Methodist church, Monday morning, for Mrs. Sarah A. MORGAN, aged 90, a resident of Macy for many years, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William CROUDER, south of Bourbon. Mrs. Morgan's death was due to influenza.
The deceased was born on September 7th, 1838, the daughter of William and Susanna ABBOTT. On June 8, 1862 she was married to Jacob COOK and to this union were born two children, one dying in infancy and the other, Mrs. Susanna VanELM, died less than a year ago. Mr. Cook was killed while serving in the Civil War. On June 16, 1868 she was married to David E. MORGAN who died in 1910. They were the parents of three children, Cass MORGAN, of Kansas and two daughters, Mrs. Carrie CROUDER, who survives, and Mrs. Edna NELSON, who died in 1912.
Surviving are her two children, a brother, Rev. D. W. ABBOTT, of Craigville, Indiana, two step-daughters, 21 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Tuesday, January 15, 1929

Following an illness of several months Christopher Columbus DAVIS, aged 80, a life long resident of Fulton County, died at 12:45 Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son William J. Davis, east of Rochester. Death was due to cancer of the stomach.
The deceased was born on January sixth, 1849 on a farm in this county the son of Mr. and Mrs. Absalam DAVIS. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Nancy BIDDLE who died a few years later. He then married Margaret BISHER who passed away two years ago. Mr. Davis, who followed the occupation of a farmer, moved to Rochester 32 years ago residing at 1329 College Avenue.
Surviving are three sons, William J. [DAVIS], Anson A. [DAVIS], and Edwin [DAVIS], all of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude FITZELL, of this city, and Mrs Mazie GAMPAS, of Fort Bayard, New Mexico.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from his daughter living in New Mexico.

Funeral services were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Kewanna Methodist Church for Mrs. Ellis McNABB, aged 31 who died at her home on the Emmett SCOTT farm nine miles west of this city Sunday afternoon after a four day illness caused by flu-pneumonia. Rev. G. A. HARDGRAVE was in charge of the services. Burial was made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. McNabb was born in Kentucky and came to this county about six years ago. Her maiden name was Mary [F.] MURPHY. Mrs. McNabb was a member of the Kewanna Methodist Church. Survivors are the husband, parents, two daughters, Wilma [McNABB] and Jean [McNABB], two sons, Donald [McNABB] and Herbert [McNABB], seven brothers and three sisters. The son Donald is but four days old.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Methodist Church in Argos for Mrs. Anna PEABODY, aged 66, who died at her home in Argos Saturday evening after a two weeks illness. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos. Surviving are the husband C. O. PEABODY, long time jeweler of Argos, two sons, Guy [PEABODY] and Clifford [PEABODY] of Argos and daughters Ruth [PEABODY] of Plymouth, Alma [PEABODY] of Culver, and Eva [PEABODY] of Elkhart.

Funeral services will be conducted for Delorme F. COOK from his late residence 403 East Thirteenth Street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Cook who married Mrs. Martha SHEETS 54 years ago in North Manchester was a charter member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church which church was merged last year with the Rochester Baptist Church.

Wednesday, January 16, 1929

A double funeral service was held this morning in the Chase Funeral Home in Logansport for Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. FACKLER who were killed Monday morning at the Michigan street crossing of the Vandalia railroad in Logansport when the brakes on their car refused to hold on the icy pavement the car coasting in front of a passenger train. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Fackler were taken to Champaign, Ill., for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Fackler lived on a farm six miles north of Logansport on the Michigan road and when the accident occurred were on their way to Logansport on a shopping tour. Coroner C. B. STEWART of Logansport will hold his inquest Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Fackler were well known in Liberty township where they at one time resided.

The Church of the Brethren at Tiosa, two Church of the Brethren institutions and the Reichter Cemetery in Newcastle township will benefit under the will of the late Mrs. Lucinda SWONGER, aged 87, who died at her home near Tiosa on January 9, following an attack of the flu. This fact became known this morning when the will was filed in the Fulton Circuit court by the administrator of the estate the First National Bank.
Mrs. Swonger was the widow of David SWONGER, who was known as the maple syrup king of Fulton county, was born and raised on the same farm and in the same house which she died. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Tiosa. As far as can be learned she had no living relatives.
Mrs. Swonger however in her will did not forget four persons who had been her friends during her life time, Alva [STOCKBERGER] and Mary STOCKBERGER her neighbors, Marshall IRVIN of this city and Mary SANNS of Akron. To Alva and Mary Stockberger she gave $500 and to Mrs. Irvin and to Mary Sanns $50 each.

Under the will after all funeral expenses are paid and the four bequests are satisfied the estate is to be divided as follows: thirty-five percent to the Brethren Church at Tiosa, twenty-five percent to Ashland College, at Ashland, Ohio, fifteen percent to the Brethren Home at Flora, Ind., and the remaining 25 percent to the Reichter Cemetery trustees. Mr. and Mrs. Swonger are buried in the Reichter Cemetery.
Mrs. Swonger howevr made a provision in her will that the money bequesthed to the Tiosa Brethren Church and the two church institutions and to the Reichter cemetery should be held in trust and only the income from the funds be used. An inventory of Mrs. Swonger's estate shows that it will be slightly in excess of $10,000.

Thursday, January 17, 1929

Edward Bruce MILLER, aged 71, died at his home eight miles west of Rochester on the Burton road at 9:20 o'clock last night following an illness of two years caused by hardening of the arteries. Mr. Miller had been bedfast since August 10.
The deceased was born on March 29, 1857 in Clinton county. He was the son of Thomas and Francis MILLER and came to this county 23 years ago from Carroll county. He was a farmer. Mr. Miller was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Burton.
Survivors are the wife, five sons, Jesse [MILLER], Winfield, Kan., Howard [MILLER], Spencerville, Ohio, Hanford [MILLER], Keyport, N.Y., Dennis [MILLER], Detroit, and Robert [MILLER], at home, five daughters, Mrs. Olive EDGING, Camden, Mrs. Peter ARNESMAN, Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Peter CAMPBELL of this city, Miss Mary MILLER of South Bend and Winifred [MILLER] at home, a brother, Ross [MILLER], Dallas, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Hiram SHARP, of Larned, Kanses.
The funeral services will be held from the Burton Church at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. James PAUL of Camden in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

Mrs. George W. GOTTSCHALK, aged 54, died at 5:30 Thursday morning at her home two miles west of Loyal, death being due to brights disease. Mrs. Gottschalk had been in ill health for several weeks but her condition had only been serious since Tuesday.
The deceased, who was formerly Minnie DURKES, was born on a farm three and one-half miles south of Rochester on March 16, 1875 the daughter of Henry and Sarah DURKES. On December 25 she was married to Geo. W. GOTTSCHALK. They had lived in the Loyal community for the past six years, moving there from Culver.
Surviving are her husband; two brothers, Henry DURKES, of Huntington and Frank DURKES, of Rochester; two sisters, Mary GREGORY, of South Bend and Katherine KENLEY, of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friends here have received word of the death of George G. HATHAWAY, former resident of this city, who died on January 10th at his home at 6339 Glenwood Avenue in Chicago. Mr. Hathaway, who was a retired printer, lived in Rochester for several years.

Funeral services for Columbus DAVIS who died Tuesday at the home of his son, William [DAVIS] east of this city will be held from the Davis home on College Avenue at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Davis was a member of the United States Army following the Civil War and took part in many engagements which were necessary to finally place the Indians in the western states under control.

Friday, January 18, 1929

The funeral services for Mrs. George GOTTSCHALK who died at her home near Loyal Thursday morning from Bright's Disease will be held from the Evangelical Church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Saturday, January 19, 1929

Private funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Miss Marjorie McCALL from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCALL. Rev. Joseph GLEASON of the Baptist Church was in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Miss McCall died in a Ft. Wayne hospital following an attack of flu.

Mrs. Clarence VEIRS has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, C. M. SMITH, 78, of Winona Lake who died Friday night. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Smith formerly taught school in the Macy community but for a number of years had resided at Winona Lake. Burial will be made Monday afternoon at the Mausoleum in Rochester. Mrs. Smith died three years ago.

Monday, January 21, 1929

Mrs. Julia Ann GREER, 85, died at her farm home near Leiters Ford, 6:25 Sunday evening after an illness of over six years duration from complications inherent with advanced years.
Julia Ann [PONESMITH], daughter of John and Rebecca PONESMITH, was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 30, 1842. She had been a resident of near Leiters Ford for the past 45 years. Her husband, William GREER, who was a veteran of the Civil war was passed away a few months ago. The following relatives survive: two sons, Charles GREER, of Rochester; John GREER, of Loyal; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen WARE, of Grass Creek; Mrs. Mary MILLER of Colertown, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara MELLO, of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Sharon church, two miles southwest of Leiters Ford. Burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery.

Mrs. Catherine OVERMYER, aged 98 years, passed away at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Kate SCOTT, of Ora, Ind., at noon, Saturday. The aged lady had been ill two weeks after suffering a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Overmyer had been a resident of the Leiters Ford and Monterey neighborhood since 1853.
The deceased was born Dec. 7th, 1832 on a farm in Ohio and on January 9th, 1851 was united in marriage to John OVERMYER, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Overmyer was a member of the Lutheran church. The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ellen TEEMS, of Twelve Mile; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services in charge of Rev. H. L. ADAMS will be held in the Ora church Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial will be made in the Greenland cemetery.

Mrs. John GOSS has received word of the death of her brother, Byrd ALLEN, which occurred recently at his home in Hornbeak, Tenn. Mr. Allen was a former resident of the Mt. Olive community.

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. G. W. MEISER which occurred on January eleventh at her home in New Comerstown, Ohio. Mrs. Meiser was a former resident of this city and was the mother of Mrs. Carl ANDERSON of Muscoda, Wisconsin, who also formerly resided here.

Tuesday, January 22, 1929

Neil "Spike" ALSPACH, aged 66, a well-known ditcher and life-long resident of Macy, committed suicide Tuesday morning at his home on the outskirts of Macy, by blowing off the top of his head with a double barrel shot gun. Despondency over ill-health was given as the cause for the act, according to a note left to relatives.
Mr. Alspach took his life early this morning but was not found until a few hours later. The discovery was made by Mr. Alspach's sister, Mrs. Laura Berry, and a neighbor, Mrs. Ernest BOCKOVER, who at 8:30 o'clock were returning from spending the night at the bedside of Mrs. Charles SLISHER, who is seriously ill. Upon approaching the Alspach home the two ladies noticed a dark object lying in the yard and upon examination found it to be the body of Mr. Alspach.
In addition to telling the cause for taking his life, Mr. Alspach asked in his note that his brother, William H. Alspach, of Macy be given the gun with which he ended his life and that his nephew, Harley BERRY, receive his Ford automobile.
Mr. Alspach was born in the Macy community on January eighth, 1863, the son of Washington and Matilda (KINDER) ALSPACH and his entire life had been spent in that vicinity. Mr. Alspach was married when a young man but was later divorced and since the death of his mother, with whom he had lived for many years, he had resided alone. A daughter, Mrs. Bertha SMITH, died a few years ago. The only immediate relatives surviving are his brother and sister, William H. ALSPACH, and Mrs. Laura BERRY, both of Macy.

Mrs. George WEIR, aged 59 years, passed away at her home near Richland Center at 4:35 Tuesday morning after a year's illness from cancer and dropsy. The deceased had been bedfast for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Weir, whose maiden name was [Sarah E.] MOW, had been a resident of the Richland Center neighborhood all of her life, being born on November 9th, 1869. On August 29th, 1888 she was united in marriage to George WEIR, who survives. [See NOTE] Mrs.Weir was a member of the Richland Center Methodist church. The following relatives survive: three sons, James [WEIR], of Richland Township; Herman A. [WEIR], at home; Howard A. [WEIR], of South Bend; three brothers, Marion [MOW] and David MOW of Richland Township, and Samuel MOW, of Cornelius, Oregon.
Funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center. The body will lie in state at the home until time for removal to the church.
[NOTE: George W. WEIR, 1867-1927; Sarah E., 1869-1929, bur. Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. - WCT]

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Galveston for William TROUTMAN who died a few days ago at his home in Galveston. For many years Mr.Troutman lived on the [Fulton]-Cass county line, moving to Galveston three years ago. Mrs. Claude STUDEBAKER, of this city, is a niece.

Wednesday, January 23, 1929

Pauline THOMPSON, 15-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John THOMPSON, west of Akron, died Tuesday night following an illness of two weeks. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia.
Surviving are the parents, three sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the Akron Evangelical Church with Rev. ANDERSON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Akron.

Thursday, January 24, 1929

James Fleet ENGLISH, 50, of Elkhart, who was killed in a grade-crossing crash near Goshen, Wednesday afternoon, when a New York Central train struck his automobile, was a former resident of this city and had visited the Dell DAGGY family, North Jefferson Street, Tuesday of this week. More details concerning the disaster were received by the Rochester people early today.
The crossing on which English lost his life was at the bottom of a steep grade and tracks of his car showed that he had applied the brakes far up the hill, but owing to the slippery condition of the road the machine skidded directly in the path of the speeding passenger train. Examination revealed that death had been instantaneous. As a co-incidence to the tragedy it was learned that the victim was an employee of the New York Central R.R. shops at Elkhart, where he had made his home for the past four years.
Mr. English for several years resided on a farm west of Rochester and seven years ago moved from here, later taking up his residency in Elkhart. He also lived at Akron for several years. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Leona [ENGLISH], at home, and a son, Chester [ENGLISH], also of Elkhart. Mrs.English passed away last May. Funeral services will be held at the home in Elkhart Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Rice Cemetery, that city.

Friday, January 25, 1929

Mr. James ENOCH, father of Mrs. Leroy CROWNOVER was recipient of a wire message which arrived shortly after two o'clock today, announcing that Mr. Crownover had left Macon, Ga., with the body of his wife, at 11:30 Friday morning, enroute to Rochester. The exact time of his arrival in this city is not known, but it is believed his train will pull into Indianapolis sometime during Saturday evening.
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A telegram received here late Thursday afternoon brought the news of the death of Mrs. Leroy CROWNOVER, 32, of Rochester in an automobile accident which occurred near Perry, Georgia, several hours earlier. Mr. Crownover was badly injured and was rushed to Macon, Ga., where he was attended by physicians.
The Crownovers had left Rochester on Tuesday in their new Buick car to spend several weeks in Florida. According to the report received here they were near Perry on the Dixie Highway and traveling at good rate of speed when the crash occurred. The car started to weave from one side of the road to the other and almost collided with another machine. Then it suddenly turned sideways and rolled over several times crushing the top and body.
Mrs. Crownover, whom it was understood was driving at the time died instantly, her neck being broken. She was jammed in the wreckage. Her husband was badly bruised and cut and suffered possible internal injuries. He was unconscious when picked up by passing motorists and it was not until several hours later that he regained consciousness. The machine was completely wrecked.
Mr. Crownover on regaining his senses and learning of his wife's death telegraphed to Val Zimmerman who notified Mrs. Crownover's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James ENOCH. The Crownovers made their home with her parents at 919 Pontiac Street.
Mrs. Crownover's body was taken to Macon where it was prepared for shipment back to Rochester. Mr. Crownover intended to depart from Macon this morning providing the doctors gave him permission to leave in order to bring his wife's body back home for burial.
No further word of the accident was heard from Mr. Crownover up to the hour of going to press as it is not known just when he will arrive in Rochester.
The couple for the last few years have spent part of the winters in Florida. As before, they left their store in charge of Raymond CLAY. The place of business was closed immediately upon news of the fatal accident.
Merle ENOCH CROWNOVER, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. James Enoch, was born at Edinburg, Indiana on August fourth, 1896 and moved with her parents to Rochester 19 years ago. After graduating from the local High School she attended the Valparaiso University.
In 1918 she was married to LeRoy CROWNOVER and for several years had been connected with her husband in operating a jewelry and music store here. Mrs. Crownover was a talented musician and was an instructor in piano, violin and elocution.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband and parents.

Saturdy, January 26, 1929

James DAWALD, north of Rochester, was informed Saturday morning of the death of his brother, John L. DAWALD, aged 82, which occurred at his home in Denver, Ind. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he had been ill for several weeks.
Besides his brother he is survived by three daughters and several sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Denver.

A wire sent enroute by Mr. Leroy CROWNOVER, was received here Saturday morning by Mr. James ENOCH apprising him that the former would arrive in Logansport over the Panhandle railroad at 1:52 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Crownover is returning with the body of his wife who was killed in an auto accident near Perry, Ga., late Thursday afternoon. A local ambulance will bring the body of Mrs. Crownover on to Rochester this afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge.
The Chamber of Commerce has requested that out of respect for Mrs. Crownover, who was an active business woman of this city, all stores be closed throughout the funeral hour, Monday afternoon.

Monday, January 28, 1929

Word was received by Rochester relatives of the death of Austin LESTER, which occurred at 7 o'clock Sunday a.m. at his home in Pomona, Calif. Mr. AUSTIN [Austin LESTER?] was the husband of Miss Goldie GARNER, formerly of this city, their marriage ceremony being performed a year ago last November. The deceased had been in ill health for the past six months. Funeral and burial service will be held at Pomona, Calif.

W. A. RHINEHART, for many years a barber at Culver, dropped dead on the streets of South Bend Saturday afternoon. He was a victim of a heart attack.

Tuesday, January 29, 1929

Mrs. Nellie Beatrice WAGONER, aged 35 years, passed away at her home five miles southeast of this city at 4:30 o'clock Monday evening. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for the past two years.
Nellie Beatrice [WESTWOOD], daughter of James and Tressa WESTWOOD, was born on a farm near Rochester on Sept. 28, 1893 and had been a resident of this vicinity all of her life. On December 31, 1913 she was united in marriage to Charles G. WAGONER. The Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Marjorie Alberta [WAGONER], 14, at home; five brothers, Ben [WESTWOOD], Thomas [WESTWOOD], Fred [WESTWOOD], Robert [WESTWOOD], all of Rochester, and John [WESTWOOD], of Marfa, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Flora MEDARY, Mrs. Mollie COLEMAN, Ruth WESTWOOD of Rochester and Edith [WESTWOOD], of Michigan, and [her] father, James WESTWOOD.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. C. F. DAVISSON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Albert McCLAIN, aged 81, of Twelve Mile died at 12:30 today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George CONDON of Mexico. Survivors are the daughter, three sons, a brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be held from the Corinth Church near Twelve Mile at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with burial in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Wednesday, January 30, 1929

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Thursday, January 31, 1929

Mrs. Alice DAY, aged 71, passed away at her home on East Walnut street, Akron, shortly after nine o'clock Wednesday evening. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which she had suffered for the past two or three weeks.
The deceased, who was the daughter of William and Hannah PRINCE, was born on a farm near Rochester on October 10, 1858. She had been a resident of Akron for the past 28 years. Upon reaching maturity Alice PRINCE was married to Charles DAVIS, who preceded her in death quite a number of years ago; later she was remarried to Ahijah DAY, who died in the year of 1927. Mrs. Day was a member of the Akron Methodist church and the Rebekah lodge. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ida FOGLE, of Bartlesville, Okla., and several cousins and nieces who reside in Fulton county.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the Akron Methodist church with the Rev. WORLEY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at that place.

Friday, February 1, 1929

Nellie Beatrice WAGONER, daughter of James and Tressie WESTWOOD, was born near Rochester, Ind., Sept. 28, 1893 and departed this life January 28th, 1929, aged 35 years and 4 months.
She was the 3rd in a family of ten children, consisting of 5 sons and 5 daughters, all the rest of whom still survive.
December the 31, 1913 she was united in marriage with Charles WAGONER. Two children have been the products of this union, Marjorie [WAGONER] alone surviving her mother.
Until a few years ago she enjoyed the most rugged health, but for the last few years has been a confined invalid, her debilitated condition furnishing a fertile soil for the ravages of the influenza.
She was a diligent, hardworking wife and loving, dutiful mother, a true neighbor and faithful friend whose loss will be keenly felt.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, one loving daughter, a loving and devoted father, five brothers and four sisters besides a large number of other relatives and friends.

Saturday, February 2, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, February 4, 1929

Guy E. ONSTOTT, aged 46 years, passed away at the home of his parents, 527 North Fulton avenue, this city, shortly after 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Death resulted from a complication of diseases from which the deceased had suffered for the past two years, being confined to his bed since last October.
Guy E., son of James and Florence ONSTOTT, was born in Rochester on February 13th, 1883, and practically all of his life resided in this community. In April, of 1922, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Edna SCHRADER, the ceremony taking place in this city. For several years Mr. Onstott was engaged in the barbering trade and in more recent years was in the employ of the Cliff OVERMYER poultry house and Armours. The deceased was a member of the Eagles Lodge of this city. Surviving are the parents, the widow, and a step-son, Robert SCHRADER, of Marion, Indiana.
Funeral services were held at the Onstott home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY and Rev. J. B. GLEASON. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

John WHITTENBERGER, aged 69, for many years a resident of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Almon (Allee) GERARD of Warsaw Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock after a several years' illness caused by heart trouble. The deceased was visiting at the home of his daughter when he was stricken with the attack which caused his death. This attack occurred two weeks ago.

Mr. Whittenberger was born on a farm five miles southeast of this city in the Mt. Zion neighborhood on March 27, 1859. He was one of a large number of children who were born to the marriage of Joseph and Sarah WHITTENBERGER. He was married 41 years ago at Akron to Mary KRAUSE.
Mr. Whittenberger was a miller by occupation and for many years operated a mill at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eighth Streets, moving from this city fifteen years ago. He also operated mills at Akron and South Whitley. At the time of his death he was the manager of a large milling company at North Manchester.
Survivors are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Russell SPARKS of Bremen, Mrs. Ruth SHELTON of Hendersonville, N.C., and Mrs. GERARD, and five sisters, Mrs. Elsie SHAW, of Chicago, Mrs. Frank DITMIRE of Fulton, Mrs. Henry FOGLESONG, of Winamac, Mrs. Clarissa EDWARDS of Ithaca, N.Y., and Mrs. Alice LEININGER of Angola.
Mr. Whittenberger, while never affiliating with any church organization, was a regular attendant of the Baptist Church and a devout Bible student. His rule of life was the Golden Rule and as a result of its application he made a large circle of friends because of his truthfulness, honesty and his fairness in all dealings.
The funeral services will be held from the Bibler Funeral Home at Warsaw at 1 p.m. Wednesday after which the body will be brought to this city for burial beside that of his daughter, Dorothy [WHITTENBERGER], in the Rochester Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Albert SMITH, 74 passed away at his home in Athens, one o'clock Sunday afternoon, after a three years' illness caused from complications inherent with his advanced years. The deceased had resided in Athens for a little over three years having moved there from Cassopolis, Michigan.
The deceased was the son of Leonard and Mary SMITH and followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. In the year of 1876 he was united in marriage to Nancy BLUE, who survives. The deceased was a member of the Christian church. Surviving with the widow are the following children and relatives: Ed [SMITH], Kirk [SMITH] and John SMITH, all of South Bend; three daughters, Mrs. Fay PICK, of Ashland, Ky., Della SMITH and Mrs. May PONTIUS, of Athens; one brother George SMITH, of Mentone.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Athens U.B. Church with the Rev. J. D. SMITH of Young America and Rev. LONGENBAUGH of Athens in charge. Burial will be made in the Mentone Cemetery.

Tuesday, February 5, 1929

William H. JOHNSON, aged 73, passed away at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning at the County Infirmary after an illness of several weeks' duration from dropsy. For many years the deceased had resided in the vicinity of Kewanna where he was engaged in farming.
The following relatives survive, three sisters, Mrs. McHENRY of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Jane BOUGLES, of Benton Harbor, Mich., and a sister, who resides in California; a brother Wylie JOHNSON, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Chas. BABCOCK, of Indianapolis, and a son, Richard, of Hammond, Ind. Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services for Robert Roy [SOUTHERTON], six weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Roy SOUTHERTON, were held Tuesday afternoon at the home. Rev. Paul Mader, pastor of the Rochester Lutheran church, officiated. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery.

Funeral services for Albert P. SMITH who died at his home near Athens Sunday afternoon after a three weeks' illness will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Athens United Brethren Church instead of 10 a.m. as it was announced in the News-Sentinel yesterday.

Wednesday, February 6, 1929

Sudden death came to John W. WHITTENBERGER of North Manchester former resident of this city who died Sunday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Allee GERARD in Warsaw. Mr. Whittenberger had not been feeling in the best of health for a number of weeks. He took quite ill about one week ago but appeared to be very much improved during the past few days. On Sunday morning he was up and about the Gerard home and stated that he was feeling considerably better. About noon Sunday Mrs. Whittenberger went to the upstairs bedroom where her husband was resting and found Mr. Whittenberger dead in bed. The family heard him cough just a short time before Mrs. Whittenberger went to the upstairs room. His death was pronounced due to heart trouble.

Mrs. Benjamin HELVEY, well known resident of Akron, died at four o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of three years. She had suffered several strokes of paralysis and the last one proved fatal. She was 75 years of age on January 14 last. She had lived in Akron for the last 10 years.
Martha Ann [KUFFLE], the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel KUFFLE, was born January 14, 1853 on a farm near Roann. She was married there to Benjamin HELVEY and lived most of her life on a farm there. She was a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Mable RUFE of Akron, Mrs. Leora FISHER of near Chili, five sons, Frank [HELVEY] of near Akron, Claude [HELVEY] of Akron, Ross [HELVEY] of Gary, Horace [HELVEY] of Detroit, George [HELVEY] of Ludington, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Florence SWIHART of Milford and by twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Helvey will be conducted from the Saints Church at Akron at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Elkhart, former pastor of the church, will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery.

Thursday, February 7, 1929

Miss Esther EWER, aged 23, died in a Toledo, Ohio hospital at 4 o'clock this morning following an operation for appendicits which was performed Tuesday. Peritonitis developed after the operation which hastened the death of Miss Ewer. She was taking a nurses training course in the hospital in which she died.
Miss Ewer was born near Fulton and was the daughter of William and Effie EWER. She attended the public schools at Fulton and following her graduation from the Fulton High School entered the Toledo Hospital for training. At the time of her death she was taking a post graduate course.
Survivors are the parents who live east of Fulton, two brothers, Lowell [EWER] of Fulton, and Howard [EWER] of Toledo, and a sister, Mrs. Lora DILLARD of Los Angeles. The body will be brought back here for burial. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Mentone for Hendy MEREDITH, 71, of Mentone. Mr. Meredith died Tuesday at the McDonald Hospital, in Warsaw, following an operation for appendicitis.

Mr. Meredith was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Samantha KING, of Rochester.
A number of Rochester people attended the funeral.

Friday, February 8, 1929

Miss Flo [DELP] and William DELP Thursday received word of the death of their brother, Edward S. DELP, aged 67, which occurred Wednesday night at his home in Indianapolis. Funeral services were held in Indianapolis Friday and burial was made there.
The deceased was born and raised in Rochester being the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. E. J. DELP. Mr. Delp learned the printers trade in Rochester, having been employed for a number of years at the Sentinel office. Besides several brothers and sisters, one daughter, Mrs. Willard MUNSON, of Indianapolis, survive.

Saturday, February 9, 1929

Following an illness of two weeks Howard SMITH, aged 55, marshal at Kewanna, died at six o'clock Friday night at his home. Death was due to pneumonia.
The deceased was a life-long resident of Fulton county, having been born at Kewanna on August 16th, 1873, the son of Silas and Harriett SMITH. For many years he lived with his parents in the Bruce Lake community and on May 22, 1900 he was married to Minnie SHOWLEY. He was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star Chapters of Kewanna, the Spanish-American War Veterans and the American Legion. For a number of years he had served as marshal in Kewanna.
Surviving are his wife and the following brothers and sisters: Allen SMITH, of Logansport; Mrs. Charles SHOWLEY, of Bruce Lake; Mrs. Naomi SPARKS of Karlouna, Canada, and Boyd SMITH, of Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Jacob ENGLE, for many years a resident of the Leiters Ford community, died suddenly Thursday at the home of his son, Henry ENGLE, in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the Monterey Methodist church and burial will be made in the Monterey cemetery.
The deceased was born in Germany and came to this county when 14 years of age. When he was 22 he was married to Katherine DIPPLE at Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the Bruce Lake Reform church. Surviving are the following children: John [ENGLE], of Delong; Henry [ENGLE] of Indianapolis; Edward [ENGLE], Charles [ENGLE] and Mrs. Jennie MEISER, of Monterey; Albert [ENGLE], of Knox; Peter [ENGLE] of Burghill, Ohio and Louis [ENGLE] of Campbell, Missouri. There are also 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Albert SMITH, son of Leonard and Mary SMITH, was born in Kosciusko County, July 29, 1854, 6 months and five days. [sic] He was married to Nancy BLUE, July 16, 1876. Eight children were born to this union and two younger, Clarence [SMITH] and Archie [SMITH] preceded him in death.
Mr. Smith spent most of his life on the farm, retiring only a few years ago because of failing health. He lived for a number of years at Cassopolis, Michigan but moved to Athens about two years ago, during which time he was confined almost continuously to the house. He had been a Christian for many years and was a member of the United Brethren Church at Athens.

He was of a cheerful disposition greeting all with a cheery smile or a kind word. He was a friend to all children and was greatly loved by them. A kind husband, a loving father, a good citizen, a friend is gone. He leaves to mourn their loss, four sons and two daughters; Dell G. [SMITH], of Athens, Edward [SMITH], John [SMITH] and Curtis [SMITH] of South Bend, Mrs. Frank PONTIUS of Athens and Mrs. Frank PICK of Ashland, Ky., twenty-six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Also one brother, George [SMITH], of Mentone, Ind.

Monday, February 11, 1929

Jacob WELLER, 68, died Saturday morning at his home three miles northwest of Akron following an illness of several years. Mr. Weller was recovering from an operation for the removal of a goitre when he suffered a stroke of paralysis which proved fatal.
The deceased was born on a farm near Roann and practically all of his life had been spent in the Akron community. For years he followed the occupation of farming, retiring two years ago. He was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Surviving are his wife and one son, Cordia [WELLER], of Niles, Michigan. There are ten grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Silver Creek Church, east of Akron, and burial was made in the Silver Creek cemetery.

Paul Eugene PICKENS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter PICKENS, was born Dec. 26, 1928, passed away Saturday morning Feb. 9, 1929, at the age of one month and 14 days.
He leaves to mourn his parting the above named parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. PICKENS and Mr. and Mrs. George WALTERS and one great-grandmother, Mrs. Eliza WALTERS and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Prairie Grove U. B. Church Sunday afternoon with burial at the Bruce Lake Cemetery, Rev. Orville HELTZELL, pastor.

Tuesday, February 12, 1929

Robert WALTERS, aged 89, a Civil War veteran and one of Richland Township's best known residents, died Tuesday morning at 9:15 at his home four miles southwest of Richland Center. Death resulted from an illness of several months with a complication of diseases.
Mr. Walters was born in Snider County, Pennsylvania, on January 16, 1840, the son of John D. and Barbara WALTERS. His boyhood was spent in Pennsylvania and in June 1862 he enlisted in the Civil War with Company I, 30 regiment of regulars, Pennsylvania infantry and was mustered out after serving for three months.
In March, 1863 he came to Indiana settling in Fulton County and in 1865 he was married to Catherine JOHNSON. During the spring following their marriage they built the house which has ever since been their home.
Mr. Walters, who was known as "Uncle Bob" to most of the residents of the community, was always active in church work, having become affiliated with the Methodist Church at Richland Center when a young man. In addition to his church work he had always been a leader in his community taking an interest in all social and civic activities.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. C. E. ANDERSON of Plymouth, Mrs. Ida OVERMYER, of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles SHAFER, of Indianapolis; two sons, Perry

[WALTERS] and Irvin WALTERS, of Richland Center; three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Rochester. Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, assisted by Rev. R. H. CROWDER will officiate. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.

Mrs. Esther LEININGER, aged 82, wife of the late Rev. Daniel LEININGER and one of the most prominent residents of Henry Township, died at 7:15 Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Oliver, six miles northwest of Akron. Death followed an illness of seven weeks with complications which developed following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born on a farm near Chili, in Miami county, on Nov. 13, 1847 the daughter of William and Sarah THOMPSON. When only 12 years of age she moved with her parents to the Akron community where she continued to reside. On April 26, 1867 at Beaver Dam, Kosciusko county, she was married to David LEININGER, who served as a minister for 40 years. She was united with the Church of God when only a child and always a devoted church worker.
Surviving are four sons, Oliver [LEININGER], William [LEININGER], Clarence [LEININGER], and Sidney [LEININGER], all of Akron, one daughter, Mrs. Grace SMITH, of Mentone, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Five children are dead and Rev. Leininger died on July 15th, 1925.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at Olive Bethel Church with Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Elkhart, in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Following an illness of three months with complications of diseases due to advanced years, Mrs. Amanda MILLER, aged 90, died at 10:20 Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Craig at 414 West Second Street. Mrs. Miller was one of the oldest residents of this city and had lived here for many years.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Bert CRAIG, of Rochester, Mrs. Peter SAMPSEL, of Tiffin, O.; W. C. MILLER, of Kewanna, and Mose E. MILLER, of Mishawaka. Her husband, Ellas MILLER, died several years ago.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Clara SHROUP, 60, and mother of Mrs. Emma Ulrich, of Fulton, dropped dead at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at her home five and one-half miles north of Logansport on the Michigan road. Death was due to a heart attack.
Surviving are her husband, James SHROUP; two sons, Albert SHROUP at home, Ellis SMITH, of Logansport; two daughters, Mrs. Emma ULRICH, of Fulton and Mrs. Ethel PETERSON, of Toronto, Canada.

Wednesday, February 13, 1929

Mrs. Henry P. CONN, 66, mother of Mrs. C. E. GILGER of this city, died at her home in Winamac, 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Death resulted from injuries sustained last Saturday morning when she fell and fractured her hip. The deceased had been a diabetes sufferer for the past couple of years and with the recent injury gradually grew weaker until the end. Mrs. Conn had often visited at her daughter's home in this city and was well known to many Rochester residents.

The survivors are the husband, and five children: Mrs. Charles ZELLARS, Mrs. Elmer MURPHY, Mrs. William NIMS, John CONN, all of Winamac and Mrs. C. E. GILGER of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Conn home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Amanda MILLER will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert CRAIG, 414 West Second Street. Rev. HARDGROVE, of Kewanna, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Kewanna.

Thursday, February 14, 1929

Following an illness of only 24 hours, Mrs. Alice SEIDNER, aged 76, died Wednesday night at nine o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Dielman, three miles east of Macy. Death was due to pneumonia.
The deceased was born in Preble County, Ohio on January 16, 1853, the daughter of S. S. and Caroline (MONESMITH) TRACY. When a young girl she came to Indiana and on December 13, 1874 she was married to Alvin SEIDNER, who died a short time ago. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Daniel DIELMAN and Mrs. Jesse BARNHISEL; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora EDWARDS and Mrs. Charles WELLER; two brothers, Howard TRACY of near Chili and Irvin [TRACY] of Gilead.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Macy Methodist Church, with Rev. J. R. ELSON, pastor of the Pleasant Hill Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery in Macy.

Benton ESSIG, aged 79, who for many years lived on farms near Disko, passed away at 4 o'clock this morning at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, who was Jennie BERLIN of this city, and three children. Mr. Essig was an uncle of Mrs. R. R. CARR and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Susan HENDRICKSON. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Lawrence, Mich.

Friday, February 15, 1929 and Saturday, February 16, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, February 18, 1929

Fred PARAMORE, 61, well known citizen and barber shop proprietor of Rochester died at 6:50 Monday morning at his home, 221 West Tenth Street of heart trouble. While it was generally known that Mr. Paramore had been ill for some time his death came as a shock to his friends as he was downtown at his place of business on Saturday. He grew seriously ill afterwards, and rapidly became worse until all hope for his life was given up. He had been in failing health for the last four months.
Mr. Paramore was in the dredging business when he moved his family to Rochester 18 years ago. Later he went into the barbering business and at his death was the owner of the Main Street Shop. Through his business he had a wide acquaintance.
Frederick S. PARAMORE was born at Hebron, Ind., Nov. 28, 1867, the son of John and Ellen PARAMORE, where he grew to manhood, and lived until he came to this city. He was married to

Miss Ida BROOKS on May 21, 1889.
Mr. Paramore was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic, K. of P. and Eagle lodges.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Percy SMITH of this city, a sister, Mrs. Carrie BLOOD of Chicago, and a nephew, Dr. Roscoe BLOOD of Hebron.
Funeral services will be held at ten Wednesday morning at the residence with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made at Hebron, Ind.

Joseph STEEL, aged 71, passed away at his home in Kewanna Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The deceased who had been in ill health for some time suffered a heart attack while in a down-town grocery store between nine and ten o'clock that morning. He was taken to his home where death resulted.
Mr. Steel had been a resident of Kewanna for the past 30 years, moving to this locality from Star City. In recent years he was engaged in the junk business and prior to that occupation followed the trade of blacksmithing. The deceased was a member of the Mennonite faith. Surviving are the following: two daughters, Mrs. Lou SHACKLE, of Chicago; Mrs. Vivian NEUFELDT, of Chicago; two sons, Willis STEEL of Denver, Ind., Willard STEEL of Logansport; two brothers, William [STEEL] of Headlee, Ind., and Thomas [STEEL] of Burnettsville.
Funeral services will be held in the Steel home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. BULGER, of the Christian church in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary (DUNN) HOWARD, 82, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Anderson, West 4th street, this city at seven o'clock Saturday evening. The deceased had been in ill health for about four years having suffered a broken hip at that time and remained an invalid since then. Early Saturday evening she suffered a stroke of apoplexy which was the direct cause of her death. Mrs. Howard had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for the past 40 years.
Mary [DUNN], daughter of William and Caroline DUNN, was born at Zanesville, Ohio on Oct. 5, 1847. On November 11, 1869 she was united in marriage to Joseph L. HOWARD, who preceded her in death on June 25th, 1923. Mrs. Howard was a member of the Baptist Church. The survivors are a son, H. R. HOWARD, of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. William ANDERSON, of this city, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Miss Elizabeth ALSPACH, aged 85, died at five o'clock Monday morning at her home two miles east of Athens in the Lake Sixteen neighborhood. Death was due to complications incident to advanced years. Miss Alspach had been confined to her bed for the past two years following a fall in which her hip was fractured.
The deceased was born in Henry county but for the past 52 years had resided on the farm where she died. For many years Miss Alspach and her sister, Miss Mary [ALSPACH], lived together, the latter having been found dead in bed on December 20th.
The only immediate relative surviving is a sister, Mrs. Arminta BIGGS, who lives southeast of the city. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the residence and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Tuesday, February 19, 1929

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HAY, 80, passed away at her home four miles north of Leiters Ford at ten o'clock Monday morning, death resulting from complications which accompanied her advanced hears. The deceased had been a resident of Fulton county all of her life and was well known in the western part of Fulton county.
Mary Elizabeth [DAVIS], daughter of James O. and Rebekah (MEREDITH) DAVIS, was born in Fulton County on Feb. 12th, 1849 and on January 17th, 1867 she was united in marriage to James HAY. Mrs. Hay was a member of the Mt. Hope Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nora GOODWIN, at home; a son Roy HAY, of Logansport; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Hope Church Wednesday afternoon two o'clock with the Rev. BURGIS in charge. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery.

William JAMESON, 67, farmer of near Claypool died suddenly of heart trouble Sunday afternoon. Although his health had been failing for several weeks he had not been bedfast and his death came as a distinct shock to his family. When fataly stricken he was sitting on the davenport in the living room of his home surrounded by his family.

Wednesday, February 20, 1929

George BRAMAN, aged 77, passed away at his home south of this city, shortly after 7 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased had been in ill health for the past few weeks but his condition was not regarded as serious.
George, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. BRAMAN, was born in this vicinity in the year of 1852 and had resided in Fulton county practically all of his life. He followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving with the widow are one son who lived in Joliet, Illinois and two brothers.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. HELTZEL of Fulton will be held at the Green Oak Church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Salem cemetery, northwest of Fulton.

Thursday, February 21, 1929

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Friday, February 22, 1929

Mrs. Minney B. RILEY, aged 62, died Thursday afternoon at three o'clock at her home five miles southwest of Akron, following an illness of nine weeks. Death was due to heart trouble which developed following an attack of influenza.
The deceased was born on November seventh, 1866, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine HIBSCHMAN and for the past 30 years had lived in the Akron vicinity, moving there from Burket, Ind. On December 24, 1883 she was married to Theo. J. RILEY, who died a few years ago. She was a member of the Athens United Brethren Church.
Surviving are two sons, Ellis [RILEY] and William RILEY and a daughter, Mrs. Fred DIXON, all of near Akron; one sister, Mrs. Alfred TEEL, of Mentone; two helf-brothers, Wallace HIBSCHMAN, of Mentone and Oliver B. HIBSCHMAN of Mishawaka.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Athens United Brethren Church with Rev. LONGENBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Word was received in Rochester today of the death of Grover PAXTON, about 25 years of age, who formerly lived in this city when he was employed as an operator on the Erie Railroad. According to the message which was sent to Cyrus McKEE and family of South Bend and the information brought here by them. Paxton was injured in an accident Thursday night and died about five o'clock Friday morning. He was a nephew of Mr. McKee and had a brother, Maurice PAXTON, who was the operator at Loyal for a number of years.
Mr. Paxton lived with his family at 909 Goodland Ave., Stoney Island, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. No particulars were received as to the nature of the accident or as to the time of the funeral. The deceased is well remembered here by many friends who knew him during his residence here.

Saturday, February 23, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, February 25, 1929

Margaret Pauline [FLECK], nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd FLECK, passed away at her home four miles east of Akron at 9:30 Sunday evening. Death resulted from anemia and heart trouble, the child having been seriously ill for the past three months.
Margaret Pauline was born on a farm 2 miles north of Disko on April 30, 1919. The little girl who was pupil in the 3rd grade of the Disko schools is survived by her parents and a sister, Marcelle [FLECK]. Funeral services will be conducted at the Disko Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, two o'clock with the Rev. Levi HILL officiating.

Mishawaka, Ind., Feb. 25. -- Barney PHILLIPS, 75, 209 N. Hill street, resident of Mishawaka for 30 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David HULL, at 3 o'clock Saturday afteroon after an illness of several years with a complication of diseases.
Born in 1854 he came from Argos, Ind., to Mishawaka 30 years ago. For 25 years he had been employed by the Mishawaka Rubber and Woolen Manufacturing Co. His wife died 15 years ago.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, Clarence PHILLIPS, Gary, Ind.; and four sisters, Susan BURNS, Oklahoma, Mary MORNINGSTAR, Rochester, Ind., Julia MORNINGSTAR, Rochester, and Mrs. Alvin KANOUSE, of Mishawaka.

Tuesday, February 26, 1929

Mrs. Lavina HOFFMAN SMITH, aged 86, of Akron, passed away at six o'clock Monday evening at the home of her son, J. J. Smith, of Elkhart. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis the deceased being seriously ill for the past week. Mrs. Smith was well known throughout Akron and Henry township having spent practically all of her life in that vicinity.
Lavina, daughter of Jacob and Kathryn HOFFMAN, was born in Starke county, Ind., on Sept. 21, 1843 and when still a child moved to this county with her parents. On December 21, 1870 she was united in marriage to Charles SMITH, the ceremony taking place at Akron. For years the

couple resided on a farm three miles southeast of Akron. Mr. Smith preceded the deceased in death about a year ago. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Progressive Brethren Church of New Highland. Survivors are a son, J. J. SMITH, of Elkhart, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Paul STRONG of Akron; two brothers, S. S. HOFFMAN, of Akron, Frank HOFFMAN of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. William STEVENSON, of this city, Mrs. Lizzie PONTIUS, of Erie, Kansas and Mrs. Mary STARR, of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funeral services will be held in Akron Thursday afternoon at one o'clock in charge of the Rev. George SWIHART, of Roann. Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery near Akron.

Mrs. Iona HARTER has received a message informing her of the death of her brother-in-law, John BUSH, which occurred recently at his home in Columbiana near Youngstown, Ohio.

Wednesday, February 27, 1929

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Thursday, February 28, 1929

Mrs. Jane HARPSTER, 82, who resides but a short distance south of Richland Center, passed away at the home of her grandson, James MOW, at 5 o'clock Thursday morning. The aged lady had suffered from a cancerous infection for a little over a year.
Mrs. Harpster, who was [Jane EVANS], the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry EVANS, had been a resident of that vicinity for the past forty years having moved to that locality from Topeka, Kansas. In the year of 1861 she was united in marriage to Samuel HARPSTER, who preceded her in death a few years ago. Mrs. Harpster was a member Richland Center Methodist church. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Clara MOW of Galien, Mich., and a son, Irvin HARPSTER, of Birmingham, Ala. The deceased was the last of a family of five children.
Definite arrangements for the funeral are not available at this time, but it is believed the services will be conducted Saturday afternoon.

William E. LEONARD, Sr., who for several years operated the general store at Richland Center and for a short period resided in this city, passed away at his home in Plymouth at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The deceased, who was 82 years of age, had been suffering from complications for the past year.
Mr. Leonard was born June 23, 1847 in West township, Marshall County, the son of John W. and Julia LEONARD, and was the last member of the family. The most of his life was spent in Plymouth with the exception of a few years where he ran a store at Richland Center. Mr. Leonard was a Knights Templar and member of the Methodist church of Plymouth. He was united in marriage to Miss Estella Alice NICHOLS, who passed away some years ago. He later was united in marriage to Miss Mattie POGUE who survives him. He is also survived by the following children: Mrs. Cora UNDERWOOD, of Plymouth, Mrs. Lottie HOWE, Lakeville, Mrs. Bessie CALLAHAN, Terre Haute, Rollo LEONARD, Chicago, Mrs. Floy HANKINS, Indianapolis and Mrs. Marie KUHN, of Toledo, Ohio.
The body was taken to the Bunnell Mortuary where friends may call until the time of the funeral Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Friday, March 1, 1929

John McCULLOUGH, aged 54, for several years a resident of Akron and Mentone, passed away Thursday afternoon 1:30 o'clock in the Methodist hospital, Ft. Wayne. Death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy, the deceased having been in ill health for the past three years.
John, son of Francis and Clara McCULLOUGH, was born in Mentone, Ind., and upon reaching maturity was married to Miss Etta SELLS, the ceremony taking place at Mentone. About 18 years ago he moved to Akron where he was employed as cashier in the Akron State Bank. A little over a year ago ill health forced his retirement from active business and he and his family moved to Ft. Wayne. Mr. McCullough was a member of the Akron Masonic lodge. Surviving with the widow are the following relatives: two daughters, Mrs. Oliver SCHILLING, of Culver, Miss Francis [McCULLOUGH] at home; one grandchild, and a brother, William [McCULLOUGH], who resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral arrangements were not available as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press, but it was stated the services would be conducted at the McCullough home, 1100 Fairfield Avenue, Ft. Wayne. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Mrs. Emma FRY, aged 53, a former resident of Liberty township, died at her home 578 East Fifth Street, Peru, at 12:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon following an illness of several years from complications. She had been bedfast for the past three weeks. Mrs. Fry has a large number of friends and relatives in Liberty township. She is survived by her husband, James FRY, a son, Harold [FRY], of Kokomo, and a sister, Mrs. Edna POWELL, of Fulton. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at Metea at p.m. [sic] Saturday and interment will be made in the cemetery at Metea.

Mrs. Jane HARPSTER funeral services will be held at the Richland Center Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Center cemetery.

Saturday, March 2, 1929

James WALSH, Sr., aged 73, a life long resident of Wayne and Union Township, this county, passed away at his home three miles southwest of Kewanna at 12:30 o'clock Friday. Heart trouble and accompanying complications from which the deceased had suffered for the past two years were contributory to his demise. The deceased had been bedfast for the past two weeks.
James, son of Kyran and Anna WALSH, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sept. 5, 1855 and moved to Wayne township when quite a young lad. On July 22, 1880 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann O'CONNOR, the ceremony taking place at Royal Center. Mr. Walsh followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Catholic church, the Knights of Clumbus and the Holy Name Society of the Catholic church. Surviving with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Mary WARE, of near Kewanna, one son Francis WALSH, of Kewanna; three brothers, John [WALSH], of Logansport, William W. [WALSH] of Kewanna, Patrick Edward [WALSH], of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Margaret McDONOUGH, and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at the St. Ann's Catholic church with the Revs. Father BONEY of Kewanna, Father LEY of Wabash and Father SHEA of Union City officiating. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Kewanna.

Mrs. A. B. MARTIN, aged 65, for many years a resident of the Tiosa community, died Friday evening at six o'clock at the home of her son, Leo, in Argos. Mrs. Martin had been in ill health for the past two years and for two months had been bedfast.
Surviving are four sons, Charles [MARTIN], James [MARTIN], Earl [MARTIN] and Leo [MARTIN], all of Argos, and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel LUDWIG, of Elkhart; her mother, Mrs. Margaret DAUGHERTY, of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. John THOMAS, of Rochester, Mrs. E. L. SHIPLEY, of Huntington, and Mrs. Lydia CLARK of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in Argos.

Charles WILLIAMSON, aged 54 of Mentone, prominent resident of Kosciusko county, died at his home last night after a sudden heart attack.

Monday, March 4, 1929

Joseph SMITH, aged 72, life-long resident of the Kewanna community, passed away at his home in that town at 11:40 o'clock Sunday morning following an illness of over two years' duration from cancer. The deceased was well known throughout the western section of Fulton county having been engaged in later years as a stock shipper and manager of the Farmers Association of Union Township.
Joseph, son of Samuel and Rachel SMITH, was born on a farm in Fulton county, Dec. 8, 1857 and on Dec. 28th, 1877 he was united in marriage to Florence BURNS, who survives. Mr. Smith was a member of the Reform Church. Surviving with the widow are the following: a son, Arthur V. [SMITH], of Hammond; daughter, Mrs. Alpha HOESEL, of Monterey; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. P. M. SHORE, of Rochester, and five brothers, Galien [SMITH] of Rochester; George [SMITH], Frank [SMITH] and Don SMITH, of Bruce Lake, and Sam [SMITH] of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Reform church with the Rev. Clarence GILMER of Bruce Lake officiating. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Tuesday, March 5, 1929

Sam CHURCH, aged 45, well known resident of Kokomo, dropped dead at his home in that city this morning. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Church had suffered with an inward goitre for a number of years and had underwent several operations for the removal of the growth. Each operation was successful for a time but later the goitre would return. Mr. Church spent the past week end at his cottage at Lake Manitou and told several of his friends that he was in better health than he had been for a number of years. Mr. Church for the past 20 years has been engaged in the dry cleaning business in Kokomo. He is survived by his wife, Hazel [CHURCH], son James [CHURCH], parents and three sisters. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Minerva A. REED, aged 79, succumbed shortly before midnight Monday at her home in Fulton after an illness of several months duration from complications inherent with advanced years. The deceased had been a life long resident of Fulton county and was quite well and favorably known throughout Liberty township.
Minerva A. [POWNALL], daughter of William and Sophia POWNALL, was born on a farm south of Fulton on October 18, 1849 and on February 1865 was married to Robinson B. REED. Mrs. Reed moved to Fulton from a farm in Liberty township about nine years ago. Mr. Reed

preceded the deceased in death on Sept. 3, 1928. Mrs. Reed was a member of the Fulton United Brethren Church. The following children and relatives survive: three sons, John E. [REED], of Benton Harbor, Mich.; William P. [REED], of Indianapolis; Otto G. [REED] of Fulton; one daughter, Mrs. Edward DOUD, of near Fulton; eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, U. B. Church, with the Rev. George R. CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Sylvester E. CHURCHILL, 71, passed away at his home in Akron 5:15 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble, the deceased having been confined to his bed for the past three weeks.
Sylvester E., son of Levi and Lidie CHURCHILL, was born at Beaver Dam in the year of 1858 and resided in that vicinity until about 17 years ago when he moved to Akron. On Dec. 14th, 1880 he was united in marriage to Alice MOORE who preceded him in death a number of years ago. Mr. Churchill was remarried on April 3, 1891 to Eliza RAGER. Until forced into retirement by ill health the deceased had always followed the occupation of farming. The following relatives survive: Grace CHURCHILL, at home; L. E. CHURCHILL, of Peru, and Mrs. Carrie SWIHART of Akron; one grandchild, Pauline SWIHART, two sisters, Mrs. Rose CARPENTER of Montana, Mrs. Lena HOLLEY of Akron, and two brothers, Charles [CHURCHILL] and Abner [CHURCHILL] also of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock at the Akron Christian Church with the Rev. ANDERSON of the Evangelical church in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.

Wednesday, March 6, 1929

Mrs. Sadie May GREER, age 45, passed away at her home in East Rochester at 3:50 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from dropsy and complications after an illness of two years's duration.
Sadie May , daughter of John and Nancy GREER, was born in Fairbury Ill., on Jan. 27th, 1884. For a short period she resided with her parents in Columbus, Nebraska and later moved to Rochester when quite a young girl. On May 1, 1926 she was united in marriage to Frank GREER the ceremony being performed in Rochester. The deceased was a member of the Open Mission Church, this city. Surviving with the husband are the following relatives: the mother, Mrs. Nancy GREER; a sister, Mrs. Nettie SHERRIL of Plymouth; six brothers, Alfred [GREER], Harry [GREER], Raymon [GREER] and Bert [GREER], all of Rochester; James [GREER] of South Bend and Ralph [GREER] of Goshen.
Private funeral services at two o'clock with the Rev. NICHOLSON, of the U.B. church in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Myrtle [MATHEWS], 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William MATHEWS, southwest of Delong, died at 3:45 Wednesday morning at Woodlawn Hospital. Death was due to pneumonia from which she had been ill for 12 days.
The deceased was born at Monon, Ind., on January 28 1915, and moved with her parents to the Delong community a year and one-half ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Delong and was a student in the seventh grade of the Delong school.
Surviving are her parents; three brothers, Clarence [MATHEWS], Elmer [MATHEWS] and Homer [MATHEWS], of Delong; two sisters, Mrs. Amos SCOTT, of Brookston, and Fern

[MATHEWS], at home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methews home with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Leiters Ford.

Thursday, March 7, 1929

Mrs. John SHELTON passed away at seven o'clock Wednesday evening after an illness of two years duration caused by hardening of the arteries. The deceased was 66 years, 9 months and 17 days of age and had been a resident of Rochester all of her life.
Estelle Edith [DAWSON], daughter of Jonathan and Isabelle DAWSON, was born in Rochester on May 17th, 1862 and on May 7th, 1890 was united in marriage to John H. SHELTON. Mrs. Shelton was a member of the Baptist church and an active worker in that organization until overtaken by ill health. Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Mrs. Grace MILLER of South Bend; Mrs. Leone BIDDLE of Indianapolis and Miss Louise [SHELTON], at home, and three grandchildren, Dorothy [MILLER], Robert [MILLER] and Jean MILLER; two brothers, George V. DAWSON, of Rochester, and Dr. B. F. DAWSON, of Los Angeles, California, and a foster sister, Mrs. Bessie HURST, of this city.
Private funeral services will be held at the Shelton home 228 West Ninth street, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, March 8, 1929

Mrs. Stella SHAFER of Akron has received word of the death of Walter TERRY, a former resident of Akron which occurred at his home in Jersey City, N.J., last week. Mr. Terry for many years lived on a farm in Henry township. His body will be returned to LaGrange for burial.

Saturday, March 9, 1929

J. T. LISTON has received word of the death of his cousin, Mrs. James HOLMAN, which occurred this morning at her home in Galveston. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Galveston. The deceased is well known here where she has often visited.

Word was received here by relatives that Mrs. Finley WYCOFF of Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away at her home at 11:15 p.m., March 7th.
Death was caused from anemia. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Chas. [LEWIS] and Wm. LEWIS of Lafayette, two daughters, Mrs. James PEOPLES of South Bend, Mrs. B. E. NOFTSGER of Loyal; one son, Fred [LEWIS], preceding her in death. She is also survived by three brothers, Tom BRIDEGROOM of Leiters Ford, Claude [BRIDEGROOM] of Akron and Arthur [BRIDEGROOM], of Owosso, Mich., ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Monday, March 11, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. TRANBARGER, southeast of this city, received word Sunday night of the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Emmett TRANBARGER, aged 27, which occurred at 6:30 Sunday evening at the Billings Hospital in Chicago. Death followed an illness of two years with complications.
The deceased was formerly Miss Evelyn TALLEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. TALLEY, of Rihondo, Texas, and was married to Mr. Tranbarger, in Chicago on December 20th, 1924. She was a graduate of the Madam Blakers School in Indianapolis and for several years was a teacher in the Gary, Indiana schools. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of Noblesville and of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are her husband, parents, two brothers, Edward TALLEY, of Dublin, and Alton TALLEY, of Indianapolis, and a half-brother who lives with his parents in Texas; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Tranbarger, of near Rochester, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter ZIMMERMAN of near Talma.
The body will be brought to Rochester Tuesday afternoon and taken to the home of Mr. Tranbarger's parents where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. David KRATHWOLD has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Otto VanDUYNE, which occurred at a hospital in Washington, D.C., on February 27th. Death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Van Duyne is a former resident of this city.

Tuesday, March 12, 1929

Percy HAWKINS received a telegram Tuesday informing him of the death of his uncle, Edward HAWKINS, who died at eight o'clock Tuesday morning at his home in Glendora, California. Mr. Hawkins resided in this city a number of years ago and will be remembered here by the older residents of Rochester.

One Argos man, John W. SWING, is dead and another man, Stephen BARRETT, who lives on a farm near Talma is in a serious condition in the Kelley Hospital at Argos as the result of two peculiar accidents which befell the two men during the past week. Mr. Swing was buried yesterday.
Swing died Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained on the head and back a week ago when he fell off of a wagon, at his farm four miles southwest of Argos. He grew steadily worse until death. He was buried Sunday in the Maple Grove cemetery at Argos after services which were held in the Argos Christian Church.
Barrett was brought to the Kelly hospital Thursday in an ambulance, suffering seriously from injuries sustained when he was hit by a large limb that fell from a tree. The accident occurred Wednesday night on Barrett's farm, near Talma, while he was doing his chores.
Barrett's wife was in Warsaw visiting and he was alone on the place at the time. A dead limb had fallen from a tree and he went to take it from the place. As he picked up the limb he loosened another limb lodged in the tree and it fell on him, knocking him to the ground and breaking his left leg below the knee.
It also injured his back and side and pinned him to the ground. He was able to crawl from under the limb, however, and his calls brought aid to him.

A number of Fulton county people were in Peru Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of the late A. A. JOHNSON, 57, former Peru resident, who died Sunday morning at his home in Kokomo. The services were conducted at the United Brethren church in Peru at two o'clock and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery. The deceased was a nephew of I. D. JOHNSON of the Millark neighborhood.

Wednesday, March 13, 1929

Everett Verl [URBIN], thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond URBIN, and a pupil in the seventh grade of the Kewanna school,l died at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the home of his parents two miles northwest of Kewanna. Death was due to measles from which he had been ill for one week.
The youth was born at Mooresburg, Indiana on May 4, 1915, and moved with his parents to the Kewanna community seven years ago. Surviving are his parents, one sister, Loma [URBIN], and two brothers, Wilbur [URBIN] and Gerald [URBIN]
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in the [Kewanna] I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, March 14, 1929

Benjamin POPEJOY, of Kewanna, died at five o'clock this morning following an illness of over a year. Death was due to asthma and heart trouble.
Mr. Popejoy moved to Kewanna three years ago from Michigan and was a salesman for patent medicine until forced to retire on account of ill health. Surviving are his wife and four children.
Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Friday morning at the Baptist Church, in Kewanna, with Rev. FOX in charge.

Friday, March 15, 1929

Morgan FARRELL, aged 37, of Chicago, a former resident of this city, was killed in an aeroplane accident at Greenwood, Miss., Tuesday friends in this city have been advised by his widow. Farrell, who was a student aviator, was up in a plane with two instructors. The instructors were teaching him how to execute the tail spin. When 2000 feet up in the air [FARRELL] attempted this maneuver. He could not bring the plane out of the spin and neither could his instructors, the plane crashing to the earth killing himself and both instructors. Farrell at the time he was a resident of the city four years ago was the advertising agent for the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Ga., for the district. He lived in one of the Babcock cottages on the Barrett cement road.

William MERLEY, aged 61 years, passed away at his farm home one mile southwest of Akron, 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening, death resulting from heart trouble and erysipelas after an illness of over two years' duration. Mr. Merley had been confined to his bed for the past two weeks.
William, son of Casper and Dorthea MERLEY, was born on a farm near Peru, May 13, 1867. The deceased moved to Henry township when quite young and resided in that vicinity all of his life. Upon reaching maturity he was united in marriage to Emma MUSSELMAN, who preceded him in death in the year of 1916, three children, Ralph [MERLEY], Samuel [MERLEY] and Ruby [MERLEY], were born to this union. In the year of 1918 Mr. Merley was married to Berdella BAMMERLIN. The deceased who pursued the occupation of farming until overtaken by ill health, was a member of the Akron Methodist church.
Surviving with the widow are the following relatives: two sons, Ralph [MERLEY] of Lafayette; Samuel [MERLEY] of Akron; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby SHUMAN of Chicago, Dorthea [MERLEY] and Mary Elizabeth [MERLEY] at home; two brothers, Henry [MERLEY] of Spokane, Wash.; Frank MERLEY of Akron; and four sisters, Mrs. Emma SHRIVER and Mrs. Louisa LANTZ of Akron; Mrs. Elizabeth MURPHY of Macy, and Mrs. Noah FERNBAUGH of Leiters Ford.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.
Ralph Merley, who resides at Lafayette, upon receiving word of his father's critical condition flew by airplane from that city to Akron Thursday morning. Mr. Merley arrived at 11:45 a.m. completing the 80 mile trip in 40 minutes. Landing was made on the Tom WAITE farm which is near the Merley residence.

Evelyn TALLEY TRANBARGER, only daughter of Benj. Franklin and Grace MUFFITT TALLEY, was born Dec. 28th, 1901 at Kalida, Ohio, and departed this life March 10th, 1929 at Billings Hospital Chicago, Ill., at the age of 27 years, 2 months and eleven days.
Early in life she joined the Presbyterian Church on confession of faith and remained true until the end of her life. She had a great faith in God and prayer and received much comfort through daily conversation with her Heavenly Father. She especially loved the 23rd Psalm and reverenced all of the Bible.
Her early education was received in the public schools of Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. In 1918 she was graduated from the Huntington High School with class honors. She then taught in the public schools and pursued higher education and in 1924 was graduated from the Teachers College of Indianapolis. She then went to Gary to teach and remained in that profession as long as her health would permit. She took great pride in her profession believing that one called to that profession held a sacred trust.
On Dec. 29, 1924 she was united in marriage with Emmett S. TRANBARGER. They made their home in Chicago with the exception of two winters which they spent in the South.
Mrs. Tranbarger became ill and the past months have been one long struggle for health. A great faith and determination were two outstanding attributes in her character. Her husband devotedly lavished every care and attention upon her but to no avail.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, E. S. Tranbarger, her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. TALLEY of Rio Hondo, Texas and two brothers Ewart TALLEY of Dublin, Ind., Alton TALLEY of Indianapolis, Ind., and a half-brother, Franklin TALLEY, at home and a host of other relatives and friends.

Saturday, March 16, 1929

Funeral services for the late William MERLEY will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Akron Methodist church with the Reverend William ASCHANHORT officiating. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, March 18, 1929

William DAVIS, age 54, died at 8 o'clock Sunday evening at his home three miles east of Rochester, after a five months illness caused by spinal trouble.
William, son of Columbus C. and Nancy (BIDDLE) DAVIS, was born Sept. 12, 1874 on the same farm on which he died, living there all his life with an aunt, Susie BIDDLE, until her death six years ago. He was a well known farmer and is survived by two brothers, Anson [DAVIS] and Edwin [DAVIS], of Rochester, and sisters, Mrs. Gertrude FITZELL of Rochester and Mrs. Mazie GANTZ of Fort Bayard, New Mexico.

Mrs. Herman SLICK, a lifelong resident of the Kewanna community, died at her home on West Main Street in Kewanna, early Saturday morning at the age of 66 years. Death was caused by heart trouble, from which she had suffered for four months. Clara WALKER SLICK was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chancey WALKER and was an active member of the Baptist Church at Kewanna. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Grace WILLIAMS of Star City and Mrs. Lela HUDKINS, northeast of Kewanna. One daughter, Mrs. Eric ENYART, preceded her in death.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the residence, Rev. FOX pastor of the Kewanna Baptist Church officiating. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

John C. MEREDITH, a prominent Kosciusko County farmer and stock buyer, died at his home three miles north of Akron Saturday afternoon after an illness of six weeks' duration from kidney and heart trouble.
John C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon MEREDITH, was born near Akron September 20, 1852, and has lived in that community all his life. He was united in marriage to Mary BURKETT to which union were born two sons, Frank [MEREDITH], of California, and Elmer E. [MEREDITH], residing near Akron, and two daughters, Mrs. Alva KLINKER and Mrs. Ora McFARLAND, both of near Akron. He is also survived by one brother, Henry [MEREDITH], 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 at Beaver Dam church, of which he was a member, the Rev. Noah McCOY of Columbia City officiating. Burial will be made at the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Diadema GORDON, aged 80, died at seven o'clock Monday morning at her home eight miles southwest of Rochester, death being due to complications incident to advanced hears. Mrs. Gordon had been in ill health for some time but her condition has only been considered serious three weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Fletcher's Lake the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa DeWEESE. For the past 50 years she had lived on the farm where she died. Her husband, Samuel [V. GORDON], passed away about fifteen years ago. Mrs. Gordon was a member of the Baptist Church in Fulton.
Surviving are four sons, Frank [GORDON], of near Rochester, John [GORDON] of Talma, Eugene [GORDON] of Kewanna, Lyman [GORDON] of Plymouth, and Mrs. Pearl KEIM of Rochester.
[NOTE: Buried in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. -- WCT]

George TOWN, age 73, died at his home six miles south [of] Argos on State Road [U.S.] 31, at 11:30 Sunday, death being due to heart trouble and a complication of diseases from which he has suffered for the past two months.
George, son of Samuel and Cynthia TOWN, was born near Argos in 1856 and has resided in that community all his life, following the farming occupation. He is survived by his wife, who was Emma O'DELL before her marriage, one son, Cecil [TOWN], of Hammond, and several daughters, Mrs. Grace SHELAFELT, Mrs. Ethel KEESEY, Mrs. Fern FAIRCHILD, Mrs. Ida O'DELL and Belle [TOWN], all of South Bend, and Mrs. Anna FENSTERMAKER of Rochester.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the chapel at Argos. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Daniel ZIMMERMAN, 82, passed away Sunday at the home of his son, Orval, north of the city, following a lengthy illness with complications.
Daniel Zimmerman, youngest son of John and Magdalena MILLER ZIMMERMAN, was born April 16, 1846 near Dayton, Ohio. When 12 years of age he moved with his parents from Ohio to a farm near Gilead in Miami County, Indiana, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage March 5, 1885 with Ruth Rachael FUNNELL. To this union one child, Orval W. [ZIMMERMAN], was born. He was the last surviving member of the family of 8 children, three brothers and four sisters having preceded him.
For the past twenty years both Mr. Zimmerman and his wife have been physically incapacitated for the strenuous demands of life, and they have been tenderly cared for by his only son and wife, to whom the medal of praise should extend in full measure for a labor of love.
The deceased never identified himself with any religious denomination, yet holding to the spirit of the teachings of his entire family in the Dunkard faith, following the Master by example rather than by precept. In all his ways he was an exemplary man, a loving husband, kind father, and honorable citizen; just in all his transactions and charitable to all humanity in the manifestation of the Golden Rule.
He leaves his widow, son, and five grandchildren to regret his temperal absence. Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlor Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Frank BRYANT has returned from Oak Park, Illinois where she has been for several days called by the death of Mrs. Frank FROST. Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Frost were classmates at Beloit College. Mrs. Frost was well known in this city having often visited in the Bryant home.

Tuesday, March 19, 1929

The funeral services for William DAVIS, who died Sunday evening at his home three miles east of Rochester, will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. WELLS, of Kokomo, former pastor of the United Brethren Church of Rochester, officiating. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. David ECKMAN, [59], died at 9:30 Monday evening, at her home in the Emanuel neighborhood, southeast of Akron. She suffered from sugar diabetes for several years and had been bedfast since last Wednesday.
Mary Margaret [STERCHI], daughter of Margaret and Fred STERCHI, was born in Wabash, December 25, [1870]. She came to the Emanuel community fifteen years ago from Wabash. She was married to David ECKMAN, to which union were vorn four children, Mrs. Harry SHAFER, and George [ECKMAN] of South Bend, Mrs.Walter GAGNON, residing east of Akron, and Fred [ECKMAN] at home, all of whom survive. She is also survived by her husband and two step-children, Clarence [ECKMAN] of Akron and Mrs. Josephine SHARP of Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at the Emanuel Evangelical Church, of which she was a member, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. H. C. ANDERSON of Akron and Rev. McCAULEY of Roann officiating. Burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery [southeast] of Akron.

Funeral services for Mrs. S. V. GORDON, who died Monday morning, will be held at the home, eight miles southwest of Rochester, at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. C. S. DAVISSON will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Word was received late Monday by Rev. J. M. DICKERSON of this city that his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah J. ALLISON of Monticello, had passed away at 3:30 o'clock p.m. yesterday. Mrs. Allison, who was 91 years of age, had been in ill health for a little over two years. Funeral arrangements were not announced in the brief message.

Wednesday, March 20, 1929

John Phillip [SILVIUS], six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur SILVIUS of Etna Green, died at the Woodlawn Hospitial last evening. The child was brought to the hospital several days ago for treatment for lung trouble. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Thursday, March 21, 1929 to Saturday, March 23, 1929
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Monday, March 25, 1929

The lifeless body of Mrs. Ellen ROCKHILL, 87 years old resident of near Tippecanoe, was found in her bed Saturday morning at her home west of Tippecanoe where she had lived alone during the past several years. She is believed to have died early Friday night.
Neighbors had passed by her home where she has lived alone since the death of her husband, John [ROCKHILL] several years ago, Friday evening and talked with Mrs. Rockhill. She had suffered a chill earlier in the evening but apparently was allright when the neighbors left her.
Saturday morning, when they failed to see her about the house they went to the home and gained entrance through a window and found the woman in her bed. She had evidently been dead a number of hours.
She is survived by three children and a foster son, Otis SIELDS of Tippecanoe. The children are Elmer [ROCKHILL] of west of Tippecanoe and Frank [ROCKHILL] of Bourbon and a daughter Altha SNYDER of Tippecanoe. The daughter was visiting in South Bend at the time and was notified this morning.
Coroner R. E. JOHNSON of Plymouth was called on the case but had not given the cause for the death.

A. V. PURDUE, principal of the Columbia school has returned from Advance where he was called on account of the death of his father, A. V. PURDUE. Mr. Purdue died last Thursday, and the funeral was held Saturday. A beautiful floral offering was sent by the teachers and pupils of the Columbia school.

Mrs. Etta FENSTERMAKER, aged 72, well known resident of Rochester, died early Sunday morning at the home of her son, Roy Fenstermaker, at 414 Pontiac Street. Death was due to heart trouble and complications from which she had been ill for a week.
The deceased [Etta BRICKMAN] was born on December 20, 1856 in Mecklinburg, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BRICKMAN. When only six months of age her parents came to the United States, settling in Hamilton County, Ohio. On March 12th, 1878 she was married to Lafayette FENSTERMAKER and came from Ohio to Fulton County residing on a farm 3 miles northeast of Rochester. After the death of her husband in 1912 she had lived with her son, Roy. Mrs. Fenstermaker was a member of the Evangelical Church.
Surviving are two sons, Roy [FENSTERMAKER] and William [FENSTERMAKER] of Rochester; two daughters Mrs. George FUNK, of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles BOWMAN, of Elkhart; three brothers, William [BRICKMAN] and Frank BRICKMAN, of Finley, Ohio, Jonas BRICKMAN, of Springfield, Ohio. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Charles Franklin GOOD, aged 62 years, well known resident of this city passed away at his home on North Ohio street at 1:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death resulted from heart trouble after a three days illness.
Charles Franklin, son of Peter and Sarina GOOD was born in Kosciusko county on April 24th, 1867 and for many years resided in the vicinity of Tiosa, moving to Rochester a little over 11 years ago. He was married in the year of 1889 and followed the occupation of a mechanic until overtaken with illness. The deceased was a member of the Tiosa Christian church. Surviving with the widow are the following relatives: two sons, Otto [GOOD] of South Bend, Vernie [GOOD] at home, a daughter, Mrs. Lillian HAY, of South Bend; two brothers, Sam [GOOD], of Mentone; Newton [GOOD] of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Mahala ENTSMINGER, of Mentone, Mrs. Amanda WRIGHT, of Rochester, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:15 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Foster Chapel with Rev. TITUS officiating. Burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery, Tiosa.

Mrs. Jane BOWER, age 86, for many years a resident of the vicinity of Akron, died at the County infirmary Saturday evening following a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Bower had been in ill health for a number of years but her condition had only been serious since Wednesday.
Jane BITTERS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel BITTERS, was born in Bloomingsbugh, Pennsylvania, moving to Fulton County, Indiana when but 16 years of age. She was married to Josiah BOWER, who preceded her in death many years ago. To this union were born two children, William [BOWER] of Argos and Mrs. Minnie JONES of Marion, both of whom survive. She is also survived by several half-sisters. Mrs. Bower was a member of the Christian Church of Akron.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors with Rev. TITUS, pastor of the Christian Church of Rochester, officiating. She was buried in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Miss Phillis Anneta DAMAS daughter of John and Eva DAMAS died at Woodlawn Hospital Sunday morning. The child only lived a few minutes. Burial was made in Odd Fellows cemetery this afternoon.

Mrs. C. W. CUNNINGHAM, of Leiters Ford, has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Minerva GARVER, which occurred a few days ago at her home in Berkley, California following an illness of six months. The body is being shipped to Danville, Illinois for funeral services and burial. Mrs. Cunningham, accompanied by her son, O. W. CUNNINGHAM, of South Bend, have gone to Danville to attend the services.

Tuesday, March 26, 1929

R. HITESCHEW, who resides on the east side of the lake has received word of the death of his nephew, John HITESCHEW, aged 33, which occurred Monday night at the railroad hospital in Peru following an operation for ulcers of the stomach. Mr. Hiteschew was employed as an engineer for the C. and O. railroad and is survived by his wife and one daughter.

Mrs. Riley CUMMINGS, age 65, a life long resident of Fulton County, died at the home of her son Warren, near Talma at 1:30 Tuesday morning. Mrs. Cummings suffered from dropsy for two years but had only been bedfast for four weeks.
Harriet ABBOTT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan ABBOTT, was born in Fulton County November 5, 1863 and has resided near Grass Creek all her life. Early in her life she was married to Riley CUMMINGS who preceded her in death December 29, 1927. She was a member of the Advent church at Grass Creek. The deceased is survived by four sons, Warren [CUMMINGS] of Talma, John [CUMMINGS] of Kewanna, Edward [CUMMINGS] of Star City, and Daniel [CUMMINGS] of Battle Creek, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Thomas WADDUP of Grass Creek and two half-brothers, Samuel CLARK of Grass Creek and John CLARK of South Bend.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Grass Creek United Brethren church with Rev. ALLEN, Advent minister of Kokomo officiating. She will be buried at the Grass Creek Cemetery.

Wednesday, March 27, 1929

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Grass Creek for Mrs. Rachel WARE who died at the home of her son Earl [WARE] Monday. Besides the son a daughter, Cora [WARE] also survived.

The following is in part an obituary taken from the Glendora Gleaner, California paper on the life of Edward Wharton HAWKINS, former resident of Rochester. Mr. Hawkins died on March 11th at a hospital in Los Angeles, California.
"Edward Wharton Hawkins was born November 15, 1844, at Columbus, Ind., where he lived the first sixteen years of his life. He was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting before he was 17 years old in 1861, and serving until the close of the war.
"After peace was declared he went to the West where he spent several years living the life of the early pioneers. After returning to Indiana he was united in marriage to Ada Florence MERRICK, May 30, 1877. From this union there remains two living children, Mrs. Robert FAGER, of Glendora, and Col. M. B. HAWKINS, of Panama City, Florida.
"He first came to Glendora in 1887 remaining a short time and then after a few years spent in Indiana returned with his family in 1896. He engaged in contracting and building and was for many years a leading builder of this city. He retired from active work in 1910 and after the death of his wife, May 27, 1913, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Robert Fager.
"He was enjoying a visit with his granddaughter, Mrs. Phyllis ENGELKE, of Los Angeles, when suddenly stricken on Sunday, passing on at the Methodist hospital at eight o'clock Tuesday morning, March 11. Besides his son and daughter he leaves six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who will greatly miss his kindly presence.
"Funeral services were held March 14th, conducted under the Christian Science service and burial was made in the Oakdale cemetery."

Thursday, March 28, 1929

Elda M. GREEN, aged 48, died at the Cass County Hospital in Logansport last night following an operation. He is survived by two sisters Linny SCHRIN of Kewanna and Rosie BROSIER of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held in Logansport Friday afternoon with burial in that city.

Friday, March 29, 1929

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Saturday, March 30, 1929

Matthew E. JONES, 54, well-known farmer, who has resided in the vicinity of Grass Creek practically all of his life, was instantly killed shortly after 5 o'clock Friday evening when the Pontiac coach which he was driving was struck by a Pennsy work train engine, at the Pleasant Grove crossing, four miles north of Logansport.
Jones recently accepted a position with the Frank Young Roofing Co., of Logansport and was on his way to his home in Grass Creek when the accident occurred. According to the version of the disaster by motorists who were following the ill-fated auto, Jones approached the crossing at a slow speed and it was believed he was going to make a complete stop. However, a light rain was falling which is thought to have obscured his view of the approaching engine and caboose, with the result that he continued onto the track where the machine was struck with a terrific impact.
The engineer, J. S. KINZER, of Logansport, stopped as quickly as possible, and with motorists who were at the scene, immediately rushed to the mass of wreckage where Jones' body was found. Death was instantaneous, as an examination revealed that the frontal piece of his skull had been pierced by some sharp piece of metal, both legs receiving double fractures and an ugly skull fracture directly above the victim's left eye. An ambulance was called to the scene and removed his body to a Logansport undertaking establishment, later that evening the victim was taken to Grass Creek. The Pontiac coach was completely demolished, parts of the car being strewn along the right-of-way for a distance of 300 feet from the crossing.
Mr. Jones is survived by the widow, two children, Mrs. Mabel [WILLS] of East Gary and Mrs. Florence CUNNINGHAM of near Grass Creek, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. M. MONTGOMERY of Star City; Mrs. Charles DUKES, of Kewanna; Charles JONES of Kewanna, and Thomas JONES.
Funeral services will be held at the United Brethren Church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. REGONES in charge. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Coroner STEWART of Logansport, will conduct his inquest Monday.

Mrs. Ed RAYMER has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dewey FALCONBURY, which occurred Thursday at a hospital in South Bend, death being due to influenza. The body has been taken to Findley, Ohio, for burial.

Mrs. Sarah Katherine IRVINE, aged 69, who with her husband, Clinton IRVINE, had operated the IRVINE LANDING at Lake Manitou for the past 28 years, died at 6:30 this morning. Death was due to heart trouble and complications from which she had been ill for the past four weeks.
The deceased [Sarah Katherine RICKLE] was born in Kosciusko county on July 23rd, 1859 the daughter of Michael and Martha RICKLE, and upon reaching womanhood was married to Clinton Irvine. Mr. and Mrs. Irvine were married at Ralston near Rochester and on April fifth would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Before moving to the lake they resided near Talma.
While not a member of any church Mrs. Irvine always lived an exemplary life, believing that the Golden Rule was the rule of happiness and her sure rewards in the next world.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Harry CHAMBERLAIN, and Mrs. Walter McCALL, of Rochester; one son, Ernest IRVINE, also of Rochester; six grandchildren, Barrett IRVINE, Lawrence [IRVINE], Mildred [IRVINE] and Mary IRVINE, Herman [McCALL] and Billy McCALL.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Monday, April 1, 1929

Mrs. Spencer STRONG, age 88, died at her home on North Mishawaka Street, in Akron Sunday morning at 7 o'clock from acute indigestion. She had been ill since Tuesday morning.
Anna Mary HARTER, daughter of Andrew and Mary HARTER, who were natives of Germany, was born Columbus, Ohio, April 16th, 1840, moving to the vicinity of Akron about 50 years ago. In 1889 she was married to Spencer STRONG who preceded her in death twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Strong was a life-long member of the Methodist church.
The deceased is survived by two children, D. D. STRONG of Oak Park, Illinois and Mrs. Arthur SLAYBAUGH, of Clinton, Indiana, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Strong was a sister to Dr. HARTER, deceased, for many years a prominent physician at Akron.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Akron M.E. Church with Rev. WORLEY, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, near Akron.

Grant TRYON, 61, a life long resident of the vicinity of Laketon and Disko passed away at his home one-fourth of a mile north of Disko Sundy morning. Mr. Tryon suffered an attack of heart trouble about two o'clock Sunday morning and died immediately. He was a prominent farmer of the Disko neighborhood and was a member of the Christian Church at Laketon.
The deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters at home and one brother at North Manchester.
The funeral will be held at the Laketon Christian Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. GRESSO, pastor at Ligonier officiating. Interment will be made at the Laketon cemetery.

F. Bruce WHITTENBERGER, age 65, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Sanders at Claypool Saturday night. He had suffered from heart trouble for several months.
F. Bruce, son of Abraham and Sarah WHITTENBERGER, was born in Kosciusko county in December 1863. He was a stock buyer and conducted stock sales. Mr. Whittenberger was a member of the M.E. Church and of the I.O.O.F. lodge and was prominent in community affairs.
The deceased is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Ann KINSEY, three children, Mrs. Frank SANDERS of Claypool, Wade [WHITTENBERGER], of Claypool and Glen [WHITTENBERGER] of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. U. S. A. BRIDGE of Wabash and Mrs. S. EVERSOLE of Fort Wayne. Mr. Whittenberger has many relatives and friends in Fulton county.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday at two o'clock at the Claypool M.E. church with the pastor of that church officiating. Burial will be made in the South Pulaski cemetery near Claypool.

John M. KINNEAR, died at his home in Kewanna at 9 o'clock Saturday evening after a years illness from pernicious anemia, at the age of 71 years, 9 months and one day.
The deceased was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, June 29 1857, the son of Thomas and Martha KINNEAR. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Jane THOMPSON, who died several years later. On January 18, 1887, he was married to Mary SPEEL. Mr. Kinnear was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Baptist church in Kewanna. He was a deacon in the church and was very active in all church work and was one of Kewanna's most prominent citizens.
Surviving are his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Louis FRAIN of Winamac. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church in Kewanna with Rev. FOX in charge. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Short funeral services were held in Rochester Monday morning for John "Jack" SCHINDLER, who died Saturday morning at 6:45 at a hospital in Highland Park, Illinois. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Schindler's death was due to complications of diseases from which he had been ill for the past 16 weeks. Mr. Schindler resided in Rochester for many years having been employed as an engineer for the Erie railroad. He left this city about eight years ago residing since that time at the Locomotive Engineers home in Highland Park.
The only immediate surviving relatives are three nieces, Mrs. A. F. STEPHENS, Mrs. William H. THOMPSON and Mrs. Elmer Z. SHOEMAKER, and a nephew, Reuben SCHINDLER, of Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Thompson were in Rochester today to attend the services.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Gilead for [Alvin] K. MADEFORD, aged 88, who died Thursday at his home following an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Madeford was born in Pennsylvania on February 14, 1841, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MADEFORD, and came to Gilead 61 years ago. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masonic lodges. Surviving are [Sarah A. MADEFORD] his wife; four sons, Frank [MADEFORD], Charles [MADEFORD], Earl [MADEFORD] and Robert [MADEFORD], of Indiana; three daughters, Ella SIEGFRIED, of Gilead; Mrs. John REESE, of Cando, North Dakota, and Mrs. A. E. GESSNER, of Penn, North Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Madeford had been married for 62 years.

Mrs. Julia WHITTENBERGER, aged 65, wife of Shirl WHITTENBERGER of near Gilead, died Saturday afternoon at the Whittenberger residence three and one-half miles southeast of Gilead. Death was due to cancer and heart trouble. She had been in ill health for a year but her condition had only been serious two weeks.
Surviving are her husband, and daughter, Mrs. Lloyd FLITCRAFT, of near Disko. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Brethren church west of North Manchester with Rev. Clarence STEWART in charge. Burial was made in the adjacent cemetery.

Mrs. Inez Jeanette PITTMAN aged 58 died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Raymond C. MILLER, 20 North Frances street South Bend, Saturday afternoon after a 15 months illness due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Pittman, who is the widow of William PITTMAN, moved to South Bend from Rochester just one month ago. For many years the deceased lived in Liberty township. She was born in Noble county. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. MILLER and Mrs. Laura ZENTZ of Kimmell, Ind., and a son, Orval [PITTMAN], of South Bend. One brother, Robert RITTER of Chicago also survives. The funeral services will be held in South Bend at 10 a.m. Tuesday followed by burial at Lapaz.

Funeral services for Charles E. SHIREMAN, aged 60, former resident of this city who died at his home in South Bend last Friday will be held from the local Church of God at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Shireman died after a sudden attack of heart trouble. He was born in Fulton county and had lived here practically all of his life. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sadie VanLUE, Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Mary BRONSON, and Mrs. Bertha HARDMAN, both of South Bend; one son Riley SHIREMAN, South Bend; three brothers, William [SHIREMAN], Akron, Ind.; Everett [SHIREMAN] and Riley SHIREMAN, Athens, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Lavanda GIBSON, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Minnie MORTOR, Athens, Ala.

Tuesday, April 2, 1929

Funeral services were held at the Grossman Chapel in Argos Monday afternoon for William Riley SCOTT, aged 74, who committed suicide Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ray ZEHNER who lives one mile northwest of Argos by sending the full charge of a shotgun through his brain. The top of Mr. Scott's head was practically blown off. No motive could be advanced for the suicide.
Scott, who until about a year ago had made his home near Wabash, Indiana had been living with his only child, Mrs. Ray Zehner, near Argos. Saturday morning he went with his son-in-law, Mr. Zehner, out to work in the field. He had been cleaning up a fence row and grubbing some shrubs while Zehner was plowing in the field. About 10:30 Scott went to the house to get a drink.

He walked into the house past his daughter and spoke to her, stating he had come after a drink. He got a drink, and then, unnoticed by his daughter, went on into the house and soon came out again. He had stepped but a short distance outside the house when Mrs. Zehner heard the report of the shot gun. Rushing out she saw her father fall over, a huge hole, with powder burns around it, through his temple. He was dead when she reached his side. He has no other near relatives.

The body of William PICKERL, 26, son of the late Frank PICKERL of Argos and well known Argos youth, will be brought to Argos tonight for funeral services which remain to be arranged. Pickerl died in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday morning after being stricken suddenly ill Saturday. He had talked with his mother in Argos only Friday. He is survived by his mother, at Argos, one sister in Cincinnati and two sisters of Argos who teach school in South Bend.

Mrs. Barney Butler and Frank Large, of this city, have received word of the death of their brother, Emanuel LARGE, aged 63, which occurred Sunday night at his home in Hinckley, Illinois. Death was due to paralysis following a week's illness.
The deceased was born in the Mt. Zion neighborhood, southeast of Rochester, on September 17, 1866, the son of James and Katherine LARGE. Mr. Large resided in this community until eighteen years ago when he moved to Illinois.
Surviving are his wife, a son Lee [LARGE] and daughter, Pearl [LARGE], at home; three sisters, Mrs. Barney BUTLER, of Rochester, Mrs. Omer MOORE, of North Judson and Mrs. Tom BECK, of Tiosa; three brothers, George LARGE, of Holcomb, Wisconsin, Ad LARGE of Fulton, and Frank LARGE of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in Hinckley and burial will be made there.

Wednesday, April 3, 1929

William N. CLEVENGER, aged 79, well known Liberty Township farmer, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 at the home of his son, Oral, two and one-half miles east of Fulton. Death was due to heart trouble from which he had suffered for several months.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron, on April 18, 1850 the son of Rev. and Mrs. Dezil CLEVENGER. On December 24, 1874 he was married to Sarah ARVEN who died 12 years ago. Mr. Clevenger had lived in the Fulton community for 52 years.
Surviving are his two sons, Oral [CLEVENGER] and Alex CLEVENGER, both of near Fulton. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his son, Oral, and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, April 4, 1929

Mrs. Mary Katherine FIDLER/FEIDLER, aged 21 and the mother of three small children, died Thursday morning at her home in Fulton following an illness of four days. Death was due to complications which developed following child birth.
Mrs. Fidler had spent her entire life in Fulton County having been born at Talma on May seventh, 1907 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benton FENSTERMACHER. When small her parents moved to Fulton and on December 24th, 1924 she was married to Leonard FIDLER. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Fidler lived in Grass Creek, moving to Fulton only three weeks ago. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Pauline [FIDLER], Margaret [FIDLER] and Joan [FIDLER], the latter being only three days old, her parents, a brother and sister, Marion [FENSTERMACHER] and Juanita FENSTERMACHER, of Fulton.

Friday, April 5, 1929

Friends in this city were advised today of the death of Charles "Sleepy" GRAY, aged 55, which occurred at his home in Muncie Wednesday night. Mr. Gray will be remembered by many of the older residents of this city. After leaving this city Mr. Gray acquired considerable property at Muncie. One of these buildings was a first class grocery store. Gray was a scion of one of the most prominent families in Rochester. His only survivor is a sister who lives in California. Burial will be made in Muncie Saturday afternoon.

Word was received here this morning of the death of Martin J. BLIGH, 68, at his home in Logansport following a serious illness of a few days. News of his death came as a shock to many friends of the family in this community as it had not been known that he had been sick. Mr. Bligh had a wide acquaintance here and his loss is mourned generally.
According to the information that was obtained, Mr.Bligh had been ill since January 22nd with pneumonia. Tuesday morning at two o'clock he suffered a stroke of Paralysis and was unconscious from then until the end. His death came as the immediate result of the stroke the pneumonia having left him in a weakened condition.
Martin Bligh was born in Castle Ray, Ireland, November 4, 1861, the son of Michael and Mary Bligh. When fourteen years of age he came to this country. He entered into business at Logansport and for 35 years was in the wholesale liquor, and the lumber and coal business there. In 1918 he acquired a large farm west of Rochester and moved his family to this city where they lived until 1928. They occupied their home on South Main Street during their residence here. After disposing of the farm the Blighs moved back to Logansport where they lived at 1206 High street. Mr. Bligh was a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine [BLIGH] and five children, Mrs. R. A. GRISWOLD of Cleveland, Mrs. M. E. VanOSDOL of Chicago; Edgar [BLIGH] of Glendale, Cal., and Tom [BLIGH] and George [BLIGH] at home, three brothers, Rodger [BLIGH] of New York City, James [BLIGH] and John [BLIGH] who live in Ireland, two sisters, Mary [BLIGH] of Ireland and Mrs. J. J. WHITE of California.
The funeral probably will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Joseph's church in Logansport with Rev. M. J. ARCHENGER officiating. Burial at the St. Vincents Cemetery in Logansport.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M. P. Church at Tippecanoe for James WAGGONER, 67, who died Wednesday. Mr. Waggoner was a former resident of the Talma neighborhood, moving to Tippecanoe several years ago. Death was caused from complications, from which he suffered all winter. Mr. Waggoner is survived by his wife, Samantha [R. WAGGONER], three sons, Wm. R. [WAGGONER], Charles A. [WAGGONER], and Oliver P. [WAGGONER], and one daughter, Mrs. John H. SCHMITT. Rev. HITE, pastor of the Tippecanoe church will officiate. The services will be in charge of the I.O.O.F. lodge. Burial will be made at the Reichter cemetery, northeast of Rochester.

Richard JOHNSON, aged 73, who died at Hammond last Tuesday will be brought to the home of his nieces Miss Emma JOHNSON and Mrs. Victoria ROUCH at Fulton this evening. Funeral services will be held from the home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with Rev. George CRANE in charge. Burial will be made in the Salem Cemetery northwest of Fulton. The deceased is a brother of Wesley JOHNSON of this city. Richard Johnson died as the result of injuries which he received in an automobile accident several weeks ago.

The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Katherine FEIDLER/FIDLER who died at her home in Fulton yesterday will be held from the United Brethren church at Fulton Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. George CRANE will officiate. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery near Lucerne.

Saturday, April 6, 1929

Word was received here late yesterday of the death of John GRADY at the home of his daughter Mrs. William STEFFEN in Chicago. Mr. Grady was well known about Rochester as he had spent his summer here at Lake Manitou.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Palestine Church at 2 o'clock for Oliver ZOLEMAN, 40, of Burket, who died at 11:30 Friday night a victim of heart trouble. Mr. Zoleman is the son of Mrs. Susan TOWNSEND and a brother of Mrs. Harley KOCHENDERFER, formerly of this city.

Jacob GOOD, age 44, passed away at his home at 709 East 12th Street, this city at 11:30 o'clock Friday night. Death resulted from angina pectoris after an illness of two years duration. Mr. Good had been a resident of this locality for the past thirty-five years.
The deceased was born on November 27, 1884 at Ligonier, Indiana, the son of William and Mahalia GOOD. When quite young he moved with his parents to Rochester township and upon reaching majority was united in marriage to Emma B. FLYNN. Mr. Good followed the occupation of farming and that of a day laborer. Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Leona [GOOD] at home and Mrs. William SWANGO of this city and one son, William [GOOD], of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the United Brethren Church with Rev. DICKINSON in charge. Burial will be made at the Citizens cemetery.

Monday, April 8, 1929

Omer G. CAMERER, aged 68, prominent farmer living south of Rochester on State Road [U.S.] 31 in the Woodrow School community where his entire life had been spent, died Saturday evening at 5:30. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he had been ill for several weeks. Mr. Camerer was taken seriously ill the first of the year and was confined to his bed for some time. However, he continued to improve and was thought to be on the road to recovery, suffering a relapse a week ago his condition gradually growing worse until the end.
The deceased was born on a farm west of the Woodrow School on August 26th, 1860 the son of Jacob and Olive CAMERER and is the last of his family. On August 28, 1881 he was married to Miss Emma BRUBAKER and to this union were born five children, Frank [CAMERER] and Blanche [CAMERER] who died in infancy, Mrs. Bertha TATMAN and Mrs. Bessie MANNING, passing away after reaching womanhood, and Mrs. Claude ALSPACH, who resides south of Rochester. Mr. Camerer united with the Ebenezer Baptist Church when a young man and when this church was disbanded he moved his membership to the Baptist Church in Rochester.
Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by seven grandchildren: Kenneth TATMAN, of California; Lucy [TATMAN] and Omer TATMAN of Aztec, New Mexico; Luther MANNING, of Ship Rock, New Mexico, who was visiting here at the time of his grandfather's death; Miss Marjorie MANNING, who has made her home with her grandparents for a number of years and the Misses Edith [ALSPACH] and Myra ALSPACH.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. John SNOWGRASS, 75, passed away Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at her home 1116 Elm Street after a sudden attack of the heart. She had been ill for about six months but not seriously so and her death came as a shock to her relatives and friends. She had been up and about Sunday but was compelled to go to bed following her attempt at some housework. In the afternoon she suffered an attack of the heart and a short time later expired.
Rebecca Ann [WOODFILL] was born April 4, 1853 on a farm southeast of the city the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington WOODFILL. She lived there with her parents until sixteen years of age when following the death of her father and mother she moved to Rochester. She has lived here all of her life except one year spent at Silver Creek, Colo. She was married to John SNOWGRASS March 17, 1889. She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church and was always a devoted Christian worker.
She is survived by her husband, by two sisters, Mrs. Tobias GOSS of Rochester, and Mrs. Ella JONES of Los Angeles, a nephew Frank E. MILLER and niece Mrs. Ida BRIGHT of Los Angeles.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock at the Christian Church with Rev. TITUS officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Richard Eugene [HARPER], two weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. George HARPER, died at four o'clock Sunday morning at the Harper home. Surviving are the parents, three brothers and one sisters. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the residence and burial was made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Tuesday, April 9, 1929

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Wednesday, April 10, 1929

South Bend, Ind., April 10. -- Frank R. EDGINGTON, age 54, died in the home of his niece, Mrs. A. J. BUCHE, 1025 DeMaude avenue, at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon following a year's illness of cancer. He was born near Delong, Ind., May 23, 1874, and came to South Bend two months ago from Ipswich, S. D. He was formerly engaged in farming. Surviving in addition to his niece, are one brother, Joseph E. EDGINGTON, of Busbee, S. D.; two sisters, Mrs. H. A. COLLINS of Peru, Ind., and Mrs. Thomas UCHYTLE, of Logansport, Ind.; another niece, Mrs. Otis CUNNINGHAM, of South Bend, and two nephews, David [NEWHART] and Bernard NEWHART, also of this city. Three other sisters preceded him in death. The body may be viewed in the home of Mrs. Buche. Funeral services will be held in St. Matthew's Roman Catholic church Thursday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. T. J. HAMMES, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Highland cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters in Ipswich.

The body of Mrs. Frank NIXON, aged 60, of Chicago, was brought here Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens. Mrs. [Mary E.] NIXON died Sunday at her home following an illness of several weeks with cancer. Mr. Nixon was born and raised in the Athens community and his wife was well known here where she had often visited.

Wilson COLEMAN died this morning at 6:40 o'clock in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend from wounds which he received Monday when he was shot in the abdomen by Stephen PATESEL his former brother-in-law. Death was caused by peritonitis and hemorrhages of the bowels an autopsy performed by deputy coroner W. H. MIKESCH disclosed.
Patsel since the shooting has been held on a technical charge of vagrancy. Both of the principals in the shooting affair formerly lived in Culver and Delong where they have many relatives. No arrangements have been made as yet for Coleman's funeral. Following is a story taken from a South Bend newspaper concerning the shooting.
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Guided by his pastor, Stephen Patesel, 28 year old taxi driver, prayed Tuesday night in his city jail cell for the recovery of his former brother-in-law, Wilson Parker COLEMAN, age 26, whose life he attempted to take Monday afternoon as a forfeit for living with his former wife, Patesel's sister, to whom he had not been re-married.
Meanwhile efforts were being made at Epworth hospital to save Coleman, near death from five bullet wounds inflicted about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon by Patesel with a .38 calibre revolver in the City Fish market at 128 North Michigan street where Coleman was employed.
It was necessary to operate on Coleman Monday night and a blood transfusion was performed. Three of the bullets pierced his abdomen and two his right chest. Although a slight improvement in his condition was noted Tuesday his chances for recovery are considered slight.
Coleman's mocking laugh and refusal to re-marry his ex-wife, May PATESEL COLEMAN, precipitated the shooting. Three years ago May Patesel and Coleman were married and then followed a divorce two months ago. A week or two ago they returned to the Patesel home at 717 House court where Stephen lived with his mother and three brothers, and represented themselves as re-married and were accepted into the home.
Stephen says he became suspicious of their marital relations and questioned Coleman Sunday, who on bended knees solemnly swore that he was re-married to his former wife. Later Coleman left and May admitted to Stephen that they were not married, he said.
Stephen declares he then became furious and sought out Coleman Monday. He found him in the fish market and, he said, when Coleman refused to re-marry his sister he opened fire.
When Patesel reached the fish market after seeking his victim at another store, Coleman was alone on the main floor. Herman BOILIN, the proprietor, and a stenographer were working in a mezzanine office. Patesel approached Coleman and told him of his sister's confession. He asked if it was true. Coleman declared it was.
"I told him to put on his hat and coat and we would go over and get a marriage license," Patesel stated in his signed confession to police. "Coleman said he would not re-marry my sister under any consideration and called her a name. I pulled out the gun and he grabbed for it and I shot him."
After Patesel had made a formal statement to police, Chief James J. HATT gave the youth's mother a chance to see her son.
"Oh! My boy, why did you do it?" she cried as she entered the room and embraced her favorite son, the son who had taken the law into his own hands because his mother's home had been violated.
Brushing away her tears, he said tenderly, "Mother, I don't know why I did it except that I must have been crazy for the moment."
Hard-boiled detectives turned away gazing out the window or suddenly finding something to do.
"But, son, why did you take the gun?' the mother wanted to know.
"I don't know why, mother! If I had thought a little longer and had not lost my temper it would never have happened."
"If I had known you had a gun you would never have left home," the mother sobbed.
While mother and son were talking together Tuesday morning Rev. S. H. MOW, of the Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal church, who has been the family's spiritual counsellor for many of the 20 years he has known its members, in Plymouth, Culver, Delong, and in South Bend, talked to newspapermen.
I do not uphold or condone sin, understand?" he said, "but knowing the boy as I do and have known for years, and having some insight into his mind I can understand why he did this thing.
"When he was just a little lad he used to play with my boy in Plymouth. Ever since childhood he has had a marked regard for his mother doing all he could to help his mother keep the family intact and preserve their home.
"I can recall that when he was just a boy he used to sell peanuts, candy and other confections and give all the money he thus made to his mother. All his life he has not only helped his mother financially but he has contributed to the support of other members of the family. His has been a bitter struggle and I can understand how he became provoked when others began to tear down all he had tried to build up.
"His act is regrettable and he can only seek forgiveness, pray for the recovery of the one he harmed, and take his punishment."

Thursday, April 11, 1929

George W. POLK, prominent business man of Warsaw died suddenly Wednesday morning at the home of a son in Elkhart following an attack of acute indigestion. For many years Mr. Polk held the Buick agency for Kosciusko county. L. G. POLK, of this city, is a nephew. Mr. and Mrs. Polk will attend the funeral, which will be held Friday at Warsaw.

Quimby LOWE, aged 80, one of Akron's best known residents, died at 2:30 Thursday morning at his home on East Rochester Street in that city, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Lowe had been in ill health for a year but his condition had only been serious since Tuesday when he suffered a stroke.
The deceased was born on a farm near Gilead on February 20, 1849 the son of Cornelia and Sophrona LOWE. Fifty-three years ago at Peru he was married to Emma STROOP and for many years lived on a farm in the Gilead community, moving to Akron eleven years ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Earl [LOWE], who lives south of Gilead, Gurney [LOWE] and Clarence LOWE, of Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Ira SMITH, of Macy, and Mrs. Julia CRAWFORD, of Peru. Fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. R. H. WEHRLY, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Friday, April 12, 1929

Mrs. Jacob [Martha M.] KERN, aged 60, well known resident of Mentone, passed away at her home in that city early Thursday morning. Death was caused by a complication of diseases which followed an attack of influenza. She is survived by a number of relatives. Funeral services are to be held tomorrow.

George W. SHONTZ, aged 68, well known citizen of this city and for many years employed as a harness maker in the Lee MILLER Hardware, suffered a stroke of apoplexy upon his arrival at his home, 412 West Eighth street, shortly before six o'clock Thursday evening. The sudden demise was a severe shock to his family and friends as Mr. Shontz was apparently enjoying good health when he left his place of employment yesterday evening.
George W., son of Philip and Magdalena SHONTZ, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio on January 10th, 1861 and when quite young moved to Talma, later removing to this city. On February 20th, 1886 he was united in marriage to Susan BRYAN. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Red Men lodges of Rochester. Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer HENDERSON of this city, and Mrs. Albert ANDERSON, of South Bend; two grandchildren, Howard [HENDERSON] and Edith HENDERSON, this city. One daughter, Beulah [SHONTZ], died at the age of six years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Evangelical church with the Rev. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Taylor JEFFERIES aged about 70, who lived south of Wolf's Point at Lake Manitou, died while at the wheel of his Ford truck at 3:40 o'clock this afternoon. Jefferies had been shopping in this city and was on his way home and had just turned east in Tenth Street off of Monroe when he suffered the fatal heart attack. The driverless Ford jumped over the curb and crashed headon into a maple tree in the yard of Mrs. Victor C. GARDNER, 931 Monroe Street. People living in the vicinity heard the crash and rushed to the scene. They summoned Sheriff Ora CLARK and doctors. When medical aid arrived Mr. Jefferies was dead. Coroner A. E. STINSON was then called. Mr. Jefferies who raised poultry and was also a truck gardner had been in ill health during the winter. He is survived by his widow, a daughter Mrs. A. J. BLAKELY of Chicago, a step-daughter Mrs. Walter SWEET of South Bend and a step-son, O. C. MONTGOMERY of Talma.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Skinner Chapel near Twelve Mile for Schuyler GRABLE, aged 60, who died at his home three miles south of Fulton Wednesday following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, a son and a brother. Burial is to be made in the cemetery adjacent to the church.

Saturday, April 13, 1929

The will of the late Martin J. BLIGH of Logansport former resident of this city who died last week was probated in the Cass county circuit court Friday afternoon. It was dated January 23, 1929 and was witnessed by H. F. LONG and Miss Helen MORGAN. Mr. Bligh left everything to his widow Mrs. Catherine BLIGH. The estate is valued at approximately $26,000. The will made the widow and the son George BLIGH executors but the son declined and Mrs. Bligh was made executrix to serve alone.

Taylor JEFFERIES, aged 69 years, well-known farmer who resides on the south shore of Lake Manitou passed away about 5 o'clock Friday afternoon from a heart attack and shock which followed as the result of his Ford truck crashing into a tree while enroute to his home from this city. The accident occurred as he was making a turn off Monroe, eastward onto 10th street when it is believed a steering knuckle of the machine broke and the machine went up over the curb and crashed into a tree in the yard of Mrs. V. C. GARDNER, 931 Monroe Street. Death resulted a few moments afterward despite the prompt attention given by a physician who was summoned to the scene.
Taylor, son of Joseph and Ellen JEFFERIES, was born in Kosciusko county on February 8th, 1860 and when still a young man settled in the Bethlehem neighborhood northeast of the city, where he followed the occupation of farming. On January 12th, 1885 he was united in marriage to Clara KING, the ceremony taking place in Rochester. About 13 years ago the Jefferies removed from the Bethlehem neighborhood to their present place of residence. The deceased was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church. Surviving with the widow are the following children: Mrs. Walter SWEET, of South Bend, Mrs. Gertrude BLAKELY, of Chicago, and Omer C. MONTGOMERY of Talma.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock at the Methodist church, this city, with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery northeast of Rochester.

Monday, April 15, 1929

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Tuesday, April 16, 1929

Mrs. Laura D. EBERHARDT, 61, of Indianapolis, died Sunday at her home in Indianapolis. She was the mother of Rev. H. E. EBERHARDT, former pastor of the Evangelical church here at Rochester. Rev. Eberhardt is now superintendent of the Wheeler City Rescue Mission in Indianapolis. She is survived by her husband, three sons and four daughters.

Mrs. Mary GOODRICH, aged 86, one of Rochester's oldest and best known residents, died Tuesday morning at 6:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion PORTER, 1511 Bancroft Avenue, following an illness of two weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years.
The deceased [Mary WEAVER] was born in Summittville County, Ohio on December fourth, 1842 the daughter of John and Mary WEAVER. She came to Rochester from Marshall County, Indiana and on October 16, 1863 she was married to Adolphus PARKER, a Civil War Veteran, who died in 1876. On September 24, 1879 she married Alfred L. GOODRICH, also a Civil War Veteran, who passed away in 1890.
In 1860 Mrs. Goodrich was united with the Baptist Church at Ebenezer, transferring her membership to the Rochester Baptist Church twenty-five years ago, and was always very active in all church work as long as her health permitted. She was a charter member of the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge, Woman's Relief Corps, American Legion Auxiliary and the Progressive Club.
Surviving are the following children: William A. PARKER, of Rochester, John PARKER, of Kewanna, Mrs. Elizabeth THRUSH, Mrs. Nora PORTER and Charles H. GOODRICH, of Rochester, and Vernon GOODRICH, of Detroit, Michigan. There are eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Three children were dead, Alonzo [PARKER], dying in infancy; Lula A. [PARKER], passed away 50 years ago, and Daniel [PARKER] died during the World War. Twin sisters, Mrs. Sevilla CLIFTON, of Argos, and Mrs. Louise ABBOTT, of Collins, Missouri, who are eighty years of age, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, April 17, 1929

Edward STUBBS, aged 84, well known resident of Kewanna died at his home Tuesday afternoon at 2:20 o'clock. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He has been in ill health for the past 17 years but his last sickness was during the winter.
Mr. Stubbs was born on a farm a mile south of Kewanna on May 21, 1844 the son of Samuel and Elizabeth STUBBS. He is the last of family of seven children. He lived on farms in Union township for many years but for the past 17 has lived in Kewanna, where he was employed by the Vandalia Railroad. Mr. Stubbs was a member of the Maccabbee lodge at Kewanna.
In 1870 Mr. Stubbs was married to Martha BARRETT, who died 10 years later and in 1883 he married Mary ROHRER who survives as do two sons, Leslie [STUBBS] of Monterey, and Fred [STUBBS] of Kewanna, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie McINTYRE of Delong and Mrs. Bessie McVAY of Kewanna, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home in Kewanna with Rev. Charles FOX of the Kewanna Baptist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grass Creek United Brethren Church for Charles HARRISON, aged 63, who died Monday morning at his home two and one-half miles southeast of Grass Creek. Rev. C. M. BUNKER, of Holly, Michigan, officiated and burial was made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mr. Harrison died following an illness of some time with cancer, however, his condition was only considered serious two weeks. He was born at Sebbergh, Yorkshire County, England, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth HARRISON. When only six years of age he came with his parents to the United States settling in Wayne township, Fulton county, Indiana. On April 22, 1921 at Rochester he was married to Addie Pearl EDGERTON. Mr. Harrison was a member of the Seven Day Advent church.
Surviving are two daughters, Myrtle L. HARRISON, at home, and Mrs. George HARRIS, of Logansport, and a grandson, George Edward HARRIS.

Thursday, April 18, 1929 to Saturday, April 20, 1929

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Monday, April 22, 1929

Ezra ROUCH, aged 57, life long resident of the Fulton community, died at six o'clock Sunday evening at his farm home five miles northwest of Fulton following an illness of several months with complications of diseases. Mr. Rouch was thought to be on the road to recovery when on Sunday morning he suffered a relapse, his condition gradually growing worse until the end.
The deceased was born on a farm four miles west of Fulton, in Wayne township, on March 8, 1872 the son of Samuel and Katherine [ROUCH]. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Miss Ida REED. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Kewanna.
Surviving are his wife and six children: Earl [ROUCH], of Akron; Lloyd [ROUCH] and Lester [ROUCH], west of Fulton; Mrs. Fay RANS, of Kewanna; Mrs. Opha FRYE, of South Bend and Mrs. Gail NICHOLSON, of Star City; three brothers, Hiram [ROUCH], Jess [ROUCH] and Aaron [ROUCH], of Fulton. Mr. Rouch was the youngest of a family of nine children, and three sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bethel Church with Rev. Orville HELTZELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Relatives here have received word of the death of James Alfred CARR, aged 61, which took place on April ninth at the St. Peters hospital in Olympia, Washington. Mr. Carr was a former resident of this county but had resided in Olympia for a number of years. Surviving are his wife and two daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Alice BECK, of Rochester, Mrs. Lucinda DILLMAN, of Akron, and Mrs. Rhoda CAPES, of Burrows; two brothers, Lee [CARR], of North Dakota and Frank [CARR] of Washington.

Tuesday, April 23, 1929

Seized with a heart attack while working in a freight car at the C. and O. shops in Peru, Monday morning at nine o'clock, Milo Jay ALSPACH, 58, former resident of this city, died three hours later at the railroad hospital.
Mr. Alspach was not ill when he reported for work, but at nine o'clock complained of feeling faint. He started to leave the car to tell the foreman that he was going home for the day when he started to fall and was carried to the office by fellow workmen. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital.
Although he had been in ill health for several years and had undergone treatment at the C. and O. hospital in Huntington, Va., and the Peru hospital only recently, he was believed to be well on the road to recovery.
The deceased was born on a farm near Rochester the son of Oliver and Minerva ALSPACH. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Miss Maude FINLEY, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Alspach had lived in Peru for a number of years, residing at 541 East Fifth Street, and since July, 1912 he had been an employee of the C. and O. railroad. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, I.O.O.F., Modern Woodmen and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Harold [ALSPACH], of Chicago, and Glen [ALSPACH], of Peru; five sisters, Mrs. George CLOUD, of Peru, Mrs. James CLEMANS and Mrs. Charles RICHARDSON, of near Macy; Mrs. Charles HUFFMAN, of Fostoria, Ohio, and Mrs. Daisy WHITMORE, of Pulaski, New York; two brothers, Eli [ALSPACH], of Peru, and Charles [ALSPACH], of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church in Peru and burial will be made in that city.

The body of Israel RICE, aged 78, who died at the home of his daughter in Waterville, Ohio, last Friday was returned here for burial Monday in the Odd Fellows cemetery. A short graveside service was conducted by Rev. Daniel S. PERRY. Mr. Rice is a former resident of this city.

Wednesday, April 24, 1929

Mrs. Mary HARTMAN CLAYTON, age 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Baker, near Leiters Ford at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon, having been ill for three years, suffering from complication of diseases and paralysis.
Mary E., daughter of David and Rebekah HARTMAN, was born in Putman County, Ohio, October 9, 1845. While still young she moved with her family to Indiana settling in the Athens neighborhood, later removing to the Loyal vicinity. She has resided with her daughter for the past fifteen years. On March 1, 1878 she was united in marriage to John CLAYTON, who preceded her in death nine years ago.
Mrs. Clayton is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hattie NORRIS, of Nettleton, Arkansas, Mrs. James D. BROAN and Mrs. Rachel JAMES both of Rochester; one half-sister, Mrs. Josephine BRYANT, of Akron, one brother, Andrew HARTMAN of Athens, one daughter, Mrs. William BAKER and one granddaughter, Mrs. Edna HOLZ.
Funeral services will be held at the Sharon Church, south of Leiters Ford Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. H. L. ADAMS officiating. Burial will be made in the adjacent [Moon] cemetery.

John Franklin HOFFMAN, aged 59, a bridge contractor and one of Akron's best known residents, died at his home in that city this morning at 9:30. Death followed an illness of over a year with cancer.
The deceased was born in Miami County in the Pleasant Hill community on May 17, 1870 the son of Phillip and Mary HOFFMAN. On September 10, 1893 he was married to Miss Flora HENDERSON, the ceremony being performed at the Henderson home in Lafayette by Rev. G. BREWER. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman lived on a farm south of Akron. Following his retirement as a farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman moved to Akron and since that time he had been engaged in the bridge contracting business. He was a member of the Church of God at Akron.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max [HOFFMAN], at home, and Orville [HOFFMAN], who resides on his father's farm, and one daughter, Mrs. Calvin SINNING, of Elkhart. One sister, Mrs. Reuben ROYER, east of Akron, and three brothers, Newton [HOFFMAN] of Springport, Michigan, Vern [HOFFMAN], of North Manchester and Ivan [HOFFMAN] of Massillon, Ohio, also survive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Katherine Elizabeth JOHNSON DUFF, aged 80, a former resident of the Leiters Ford community, died Wednesday morning at 8:35 at her home in Monterey. Death was due to complications incident to advanced years.
Surviving are the following children: Clarabell MOW, Cora BUEHRLE, Mary Jane HOOT, Electa WATKINS, Orpha Grace NEWMAN, Ora [DUFF] and Orva [DUFF]. There are also two step-children, Emma Retta NELSON and Albert B. DUFF.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at one o'clock at the Methodist Church in Monterey with Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge.

The name of Mrs. Arthur BRUBAKER, of this city, was omitted from the list of survivors of Milo Jay ALSPACH, who died Monday at the railroad hospital in Peru. Mrs. Brubaker is a sister. Mr. Alspach's funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church in Peru.

Thursday, April 25, 1929

Funeral services for the late John F. HOFFMAN, of Akron, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Church of God, corner of Walnut and South Maple Streets in Akron. Rev. WYATT, of Syracuse, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Funeral services were held at Culver this afternoon for Clarence KALEY, aged 46, who died Tuesday following an appendicitis attack. Mr. Kaley is survived by two sisters and a brother.

Friday, April 26, 1929

Mrs. Sarah Ellen DAVIS, aged 65 years, passed away at her home 1215 South Madison Street 2:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death resulted from heart trouble. Mrs. Davis had been ill since last December, although the fatal attack of the disease was less than an hour's duration.
Sarah Ellen [ANDERSON], daughter of Edward and Mary ANDERSON, was born on a farm near Akron, on August 5, 1864, and had been a resident of Fulton county throughout her entire life. In January of the year 1902 she was united in marriage to Frank DAVIS. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche PICKENS and a grandson, of Rochester, three brothers, John ANDERSON of Duluth, Minn., James ANDERSON, of Balsaf Lake, Wis., and Crayton ANDERSON, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Mary COOK, Mrs. O. R. TIMBERS of this city and Mrs. WHITTENBERGER, of Akron.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. CRANE, will be held at the Evangelical church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Oliver C. MINOR, aged 80, former resident of this city, died at his home in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon after several months illness due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Minor will be remembered by the older residents of this city. By occupation Mr. Minor was a cigar maker. He was employed in vairous shops in this city. He moved to Indianapolis 18 years ago where he continued to follow his trade. Several brothers and sisters survive. The body will arrive in this city at 1:17 p.m. Friday over the Nickle Plate railroad. Graveside services will be held at the Odd Fellows cemetery conducted by Rev. R. H. CROWDER. Burial will be made in the Minor family plot.

Cecil Ellis MILLER, 36, a resident of Kewanna, died suddenly at Logansport early Thursday morning while on a visit there. He was chairman of the telegraph forces of the Logansport division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was in Logansport with his wife attending an Odd Fellows meeting and afterwards went to the home of a friend, Walter HOLLERING. He complained at dinner time of being ill and did not eat. Later he became worse and a doctor was called before midnight and an opiate was given. About two o'clock he took a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse and died before any further aid could be given him.
Surviving besides the widow are a brother, Verne MILLER, Highland, Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Flossie RYDER, Hillsdale, Mich. Mr. Miller was born in the vicinity of North Manchester and lived in Logansport for twelve or thirteen years before being transferred to Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held at the Benjamin Hahn home, 611 Burlington avenue in Logansport. The body was to be taken to the Hahn residence this afternoon. Rev. Noah McCOY will conduct the funeral at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Saturday, April 27, 1929

Mrs. Melissa SHELTON, aged 76, practically a life long resident of Fulton county, died at 10:30 Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ebert PEFFERS, in Peru. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had been ill for several weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Macy on December 23, 1852 the daughter of Jacob and Hanna ABBOTT. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to William Edward SHELTON, who passed away a number of years ago. For many years Mrs. Shelton resided in the Fulton community but for some time had lived with her daughter in Peru. She was a member of the Fulton U. B. church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton. Burial will be made in the Shelton cemetery, south of Fulton.
Surviving are the one daughter, Mrs. Peffers, of Peru, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. HICKS of Fulton and Mrs. Wm. TROUTMAN of Galveston.

Omar B. SMITH today received word of the death of his uncle W. E. "Joe" SMITH, aged 73, which occurred at his home in Amherst, S. D., late Friday afternoon. Death was due to cancer from which ailment the deceased had suffered for a number of years. Mr. Smith was the last of a large family of children among whom were the late John [SMITH] and Jerry SMITH of this city. He was born in Shelby county in 1856 and came to this county when quite young. He has lived in South Dakota for the past 20 years. Forty years ago Mr. Smith was married to Retta BABCOCK, a sister of A. BABCOCK of Kewanna, who survives as do three sons and two daughters all of whom live at Amherst, S. D. While funeral arrangements have not been made it is expected that burial will be made at Amherst.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for [E.] Wayne DEMONT, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl DEMONT, of near Argos, formerly of this community, who died Thursday following an illness of several weeks with complications of diseases. The services will be conducted at a church near the Demont home and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, near Rochester.
Surviving are his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Monday, April 29, 1929

Dee MILLER, 48, who formerly lived southwest of this city on a farm, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at his home in South Bend, relatives here were informed. The coroner pronounced death was caused by neuralgia of the heart which followed a hard attack of the flu last winter. Mr. Miller moved to South Bend from this county twenty years ago. He has been employed at the Studebaker factory. Survivors are a brother, Joe [MILLER], who lives near Kewanna, and two sisters, Hattie [MILLER] and Nannie [MILLER], both of Chicago. Funeral arrangements have not been made but burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Kewanna.

Tuesday, April 30, 1929 and Wednesday, May 1, 1929

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Thursday, May 2, 1929

Mrs. George BUTLER received word yesterday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jesse M. RICHARDSON, of Kalispelle, Mont. Besides the mother, Mrs. Hattie CRANE, of Kalispelle, she leaves three children, Nora [RICHARDSON], 15 years; Bruce [RICHARDSON], 14 years, and Thelma [RICHARDSON], 9 years and two brothers. Mr. Richardson died five years ago.

Friday, May 3, 1929

. . . . . Mr. John BLUE, aged 72, prominent farmer who resides three miles west of Mentone, who died Wednesday after a long illness due to asthma. He leaves a son, a brother and two sisters. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Word has been received by relatives in Akron of the death on April 24th [at] Vermillion, Kansas of Mrs. Rose BAILEY CLIFTON, aged 60, a former resident of Henry township. Death was due to arterior sclerosis. Mrs. Clifton was bedfast for six weeks. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, one son and one sister. Interment was made at Vermillion.

George W. RALSTON, aged 76, a druggist and one of Kewanna's most prominent citizens, died Thursday night at 11:30 at his home in that city. Mr. Ralston's death followed a lingering illness of several years with complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Independence, Pennsylvania, on May 17, 1853 and came to Kewanna about fifty years ago where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Octavia BLAIR, of Kewanna, who survives.
Mr. Ralston was a 32nd degree Mason and had always been very active in all Masonic work as well as all activities pertaining to the welfare of the community in which he lived.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Ralston residence with Rev. NAVITY, of Noblesville, Ind., in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, May 4, 1929

Friends and relatives of Mrs. Gertrude MADARY, of South Bend, for many years a resident of Rochester, were grieved to learn of her sudden death which occurred at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Madary home, 926 East Donald street. Death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy which was suffered but two hours prior to her death. Preceding the fatal attack Mrs. Madary had apparently been enjoying her usual good health.
Gertrude [GREEN], daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca GREEN, was born near Fulton, Ind., on June 9th, 1873. About 35 years ago she was united in marriage to William MADARY who preceded her in death 20 years ago. Mrs. Madary was a member of the Rochester Baptist Church during her several years of residency in this city and upon moving to South Bend three years ago transferred her membership to the South Bend Methodist church. The deceased was also a member of World War Mother Auxiliary of the Legion, having lost a son, Deverl [MADARY], in the great conflict overseas.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Inez HERR of South Bend, who though reported improving, has been confined by illness in the Epworth hospital in that city for the past three weeks; a son, Roy MADARY, now playing on the Radcliff Chautauqua routing at Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. Aaron CLINE, Sturtevant, Wis., Mrs. Elsie GREEN, of South Bend, and one brother, J. E. GREEN, of Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. Albert MONGER of the Methodist Church in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery and short graveside services will be conducted at four o'clock.

Samuel SRIVER, well known Henry Township farmer, died Friday evening at eight o'clock at his home one and one-fourth miles southwest of Akron. Mr. Sriver had been in ill health for over two years with heart trouble, however his condition was only serious a short time, his death coming unexpected.
Mr. Sriver was born at Akron on June 11, 1869 the son of Isaac and Caroline SRIVER and his entire life had been spent in the Akron community. For 33 years he had resided on the farm where he died. In 1893, at Akron, he was married to Amanda Ellen SMOKER. He was a member of the Lutheran Reform Church.
Surviving are his wife and one son, Edwin [SRIVER], of Elkhart; three granddaughters; two brothers, John [SRIVER], of Akron and Frank [SRIVER], of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Frank SMOKER, west of Akron. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at ten o'clock at the Sriver home. Rev. R. H. WERHLEY, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Noah HAMMOND, aged 72, of Silver Lake, died in a Fort Wayne hospital yesterday following an operation for cancer. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday and at that time was in a very serious condition. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

Monday, May 6, 1929

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth WAGONER, aged 68, was found dead in bed Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Max BAILEY, 1100 South Franklin Avenue, having passed away sometime during the early morning hours of Sunday. Mrs. Wagoner had been bedfast for the past week from heart trouble which disease caused her death. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester and vicinity for over fifty years.

Sarah Elizabeth CALLISON was born in Whitley county, Indiana on November 14th, 1860. In the year of 1878 she removed to Fulton county and was united in marriage to William H. WAGONER, who preceded her in death in 1903. Mrs. Wagoner was an active member of the Trinity Evangelical church of this city. Survivors are a son Omar WAGONER, of Plymouth; three daughters, Mrs. Max BAILEY, this city, Mrs. Herb COHEN, of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. Guy FIELDS, of South Bend; a brother, George CALLISON, of Rochester, and two sisters, Mrs. James O'BLENIS, of Rochester and Mrs. Mary WOODFORD, of Elkhorn [sic], Ind.
Private funeral services will be held at the Bailey home, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thomas J. DEWEESE, aged 85, Civil War veteran passed away at his home 529 East Eighth street, this city at 6:15 o'clock Monday morning. Death resulted from a complication of diseases, from which he had suffered for the past five or six years. Mr. Deweese had been a resident of Rochester for a little over seven years coming to this city from Illinois. As no immediate relatives reside in this vicinity but meager details are available concerning his obituary.
Thomas J. Deweese was born in Decatur County, Ind., on December 1, 1884, and at the outbreak of the Civil war enlisted as a Volunteer Private, Company D, 87 Regiment Indiana Infantry. Upon the ending of the war Mr. Deweese was united in marriage and to this union a son, William [DEWEESE], who resides in California, survives. Mrs. Deweese preceded her husband in death a number of years ago. A brother and a half-brother also survive but their present addresses are unknown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home on East 8th street with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Tuesday, May 7, 1929

Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 for Mary Jane WENTZEL, eight day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WENTZEL, of near Leiters Ford. Rev. Paul MADER, of this city, officiated and burial was made in the [Moon] cemetery.

Clyde BOZARTH, aged 45, of Brazil, former resident of this city died in a hospital at Brazil Sunday morning following an operation, friends in this city have been advised. Mr. Bozarth who was born in this city was a painter by trade. Funeral services were held this afternoon in Peru.

Wednesday, May 8, 1929

Mrs. Catherine ZABST, aged 98, the oldest resident of Fulton County, died at nine o'clock Wednesday morning at her home on South Main Street in Fulton. Mrs. Zabst had been an invalid for the past six years, however her condition had only been serious six days. Death was due to pneumonia which followed an attack of influenza.
Mrs. Zabst was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 21, 1831 the daughter of Henry and Lucinda AULT, but practically all of her life had been spent in Fulton County. She came to this vicinity when a small child with her parents, the trip being made in wagons drawn by oxen. On 1849 she was married to Peter ZABST who died 16 years ago.
The deceased had lived in the town of Fulton for the past 26 years and was loved by everyone who knew her for her kind and cheery disposition. She was familiarly known to hundreds of residents of Fulton and Liberty Township as "Grandma" Zabst. Seventy years ago she united with the Salem Evangelical Church and as long as her health permitted was always very active in church work.
Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Jennie PIERCE and Mrs. Ella MARTIN, of Fulton; Mrs. Susan MADARY, of Bunker Hill; Mrs. Victoria HIGHT, of Muncie and Mrs. Ida BARGER, of Fletchers Lake; two sons, Abner [ZABST] and Ben [ZABST], both of Fulton. One daughter and one son preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's News-Sentinel.

Four persons, a father and three daughters, Lloyd FLITCRAFT, aged 36, Mabel [FLITCRAFT], 6, Mildred [FLITCRAFT] 5, and Mary [FLITCRAFT], 4, were burned to death early this morning when their farm home seven and one-half miles southeast of Akron burned to the ground after a kerosene lantern in the bedroom of the three little girls exploded. Five other members of the family escaped from the burning structure. They were Mrs. Hazel FLITCRAFT, wife of Lloyd Flitcraft, her three children, Allen [FLITCRAFT], aged 11, Myrtle [FLITCRAFT], aged 2, and Walter [FLITCRAFT], six months and her father, Sherill WERTENBERGER. Mrs. Flitcraft was badly burned.
The three girls slept in a second story bedroom while their brother Allen occupied another bedroom on the same floor with them. Allen awoke about midnight last night when smoke caused him to choke. By this time the second story of the home was a mass of flames. The lad ran down stairs to a bedroom occupied by his father and mother and succeeded in arousing his father.
Mr. Flitcraft terror stricken rushed upstairs to the bedroom occupied by his three daughters. In the meantime Mrs. Flitcraft carried Myrtle and Walter to safety and with the aid of her son, Allen, carried her father Sherill Wertenberger who has been bedfast out of the burning structure. Mrs. Flitcraft then returned to the home to assist her husband remove the three girls from the burning structure.
Just as Mrs. Flitcraft opened the door of her home she saw her husband and three children fall from the second story of the dwelling through to the basement as the two floors collapsed. A burst of flames which followed the collapse of the two floors cut off all efforts of Mrs. Flitcraft to aid her husband and children. The burst of flames badly burned Mrs. Flitcraft. She succeeded in putting out the flames which covered her clothing.
Neighbors attracted by the blaze went to the Flitcraft home to assist them. The neighbors moved Mrs. Flitcraft and her children and her father to a home nearby while others fought the flames. They were able to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings on the farm. It was six o'clock this morning before persons were able to enter the burned home.
The bodies of Mr. Flitcraft and his three children were found in the basement under a large baseburner stove which had fallen on top of them when the second floor gave away. The bodies of the four people were badly burned. Mr. Flitcraft's head is missing while the arms of the children were burned away until they are but mere stumps.
From the position which the bodies have found it would seem that Mr. Flitcraft had picked up all three children in his arms preparatory to carrying them to safety. It is believed that Mr. Flitcraft was attempting to open the window of the bedroom in which the three children were sleeping when the floor collapsed and carried them to their deaths in the basement. This theory is given weight because the bodies were found directly underneath where the bedroom was located.
The Flitcraft family retired about 8 o'clock last night, Mrs. Flitcraft stated this morning shortly after they had their family prayer meeting as was their custom in the home each night. In the prayer which was given by the father he asked the members of his family should be given protection throughout the night and that all should grow up to be of service to humanity.
Following the prayer Mable, Mildred, Mary and Allen climbed the stairs to their bedrooms on the second floor, little thinking that within a few hours their home would be a funeral pyre claiming three of their lives besides that of their father. The children carried a kerosene lantern to light their way.
The lantern was placed on a chair in the bedroom occupied by the three girls for Allen who left after he had kissed his sisters goodnight. It is thought Mabel who took a book to bed with her to read might have fallen asleep before she blew out the lantern. The wick in the lantern burned short and caused the explosion is the theory advanced by many.
It was with the greatest difficulty that help was summoned because so many persons in the vicinity of the Flitcraft home had had their telephones removed recently following trouble over rates with the company which owns the utility. Many who came were attracted by the light caused by the burning of the Flitcraft home while others stated the howls of their dogs who seemed to sense danger caused them to awaken.
The first to arrive were treated to a sorry spectacle. The youngest baby lay crying on a pile of clothing while the mother blanched faced, dry eyed, barefooted and bare headed was standing by watching the pyre, Allen and Myrtle holding to her dress. Mr. Wertenberger seemed as though in a stupor. A tall radio aerial was burning as a huge candle overlooking the pyre. A rag doll was laying in the yard where it had fallen. In a few hours only a few scattered fragments of furniture and ashes remained as witnesses to what was a few hours before a happy home.
The Flitcraft family had moved to the home of her father on May 1 from a farm near Disko. The move was made at the request of Mr. Wertenberger who has been ill since the death of his wife on March 30. Dr. A. E. STINSON, county coroner was called and will hold his inquest sometime Friday. No funeral arrangements have been made but all four will be buried after a single service.
The Flitcraft tragedy is one of the worst ones which ever transpired in Fulton county. A like one happened in Mishawaka two weeks ago which claimed the death of five children and their grandmother. Many persons visited the Flitcraft home today and rendered what aid they could. Very few of these persons were of the morbid kind.
The house in which Mr. Flitcraft and his three children met their death was a two story frame structure. It was very substantially built and had been in use by the Wertenberger family for the past 40 years. Mr. Flitcraft is a veteran of the world war having served overseas with the First Division which is known as Pershing's own. He was a member of the Akron American Legion post.

Thursday, May 9, 1929

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine ZABST, aged 98, who died Wednesday at her home in Fulton, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. George R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The four victims of the tragedy Wednesday morning at the WERTENBERGER farm southeast of Akron, Lloyd FLITCRAFT and his three daughters, Mabel [FLITCRAFT], Mildred [FLITCRAFT], and Mary [FLITCRAFT], will be buried in the cemetery adjacent to the South Pleasant Dunkard Church southeast of Gilead following services in the church Friday afternoon conducted by a Dunkard minister, from Mexico. The last rites will be at 2 o'clock. The Akron American Legion Post of which organization Mr. Flitcraft was a member will be in charge of the services.
The bodies of the four persons who met their death when the home on the Wertenberger farm burned to the ground were removed to an undertaking parlor in Laketon Wednesday morning where they were prepared for burial. They will be moved to the church a short time before the services. The victims were so badly burned that it is doubtful if the caskets will be opened at the funeral.
The Wertenberger home has been visited by many persons since the tragedy. It has been established that the lantern did not explode and cause the tragedy but that the three girls placed the lantern too close to their bed and the bed clothing caught on fire. The lantern is now in the posession of Harold DAVISSON of this city. James MANDELCO local photographer visited the farm Wednesday and took a number of pictures. Sets of these pictures are now on display in the window of the Mendelco studio and the News-Sentinel office.
Mrs. Lloyd Flitcraft who tried to prevent her hero husband from dashing into the house after the three girls is recovering from her serious burns. She is now at the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Frank HARMON. Her three children, Allen, Walter and Myrtle who escaped from the fire are with her. Sherill WERTENBERGER father of Mrs. Flitcraft who was carried from the fire is being cared for at the home of neighbors. He is an invalid.
Mrs. Flitcraft hasn't broken down yet and those around her wonder at the quiet though heart breaking way she can talk of the tragedy. It is feared that when she does realize the full extent of it and break the consequences will be serious. She believes that the fire was started from the lantern and not from matches, used in play by the children as some people have stated. Following is a part of an interview granted newspaper men by Mrs. Flitcraft:
"I just thought I couldn't leave them in that room" she says. "When Floyd jumped out of bed I asked him what was the matter and he said the house was on fire. He ran up the stairs and I went after him. The door of the little girls' room swing shut after he entered and I never heard a sound after that, which makes me think he never even got to them but must have suffocated at once. I tried to get into the room, but couldn't for the flames and smoke. I couldn't see anything or do anything and knew I couldn't reach them. I ran down stairs twice and got two buckets of water and threw in, thinking that might help, but it didn't. Then I ran down and Allen (the ten year old boy) and I put a ladder to the outside window and tried to get in that way, but the flames were then shooting out of the window.
I thought I just couldn't leave them in there and ---" and the woman's quiet, matter-of-fact statement that brought tears to the eyes of her listeners didn't seem to affect her, so little did she yet realize her own pain or the dreadful loss. She did remark that "nothing mattered now except the children -- she wanted them taken care of," but she shed no tears.
"No I think the fire started from an old lantern. We had an old lantern that had exploded and been unused and Allen got hold of that from a pile of stuff we had just moved. The lamp they generally took upstairs had a broken globe so my father -- Lloyd and I had gone to Disko that night -- told Allen to take the lantern which he had lighted earlier in the evening. It probably exploded during the night and ignited clothes that were lying near."

Friday, May 10, 1929

Coming as a shock to his relatives and friends is the death of George Roy ZELLERS, aged 46, well known plumber of Kewanna, which occurred at 8:30 Friday morning at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester, death being due to embolism.
Mr. Zellers was injured late Wednesday afternoon when he fell from a windmill, a distance of 30 feet, at the Jacob CRAMMER farm, north of Kewanna. Mr. Zellers, with his brother, Monroe, was engaged in putting a wheel on the windmill when the accident occurred. The two men were attempting to pull the wheel to the structure, Roy being on top of the mill and his brother on the ground, when suddenly the chain broke throwing Roy to the ground.
The injured man was rushed to Woodlawn hospital, in Rochester, by his brother and a doctor who was summoned. X-ray pictures showed that Mr. Zellers had suffered a minor injury to his back and fractures of both forearms. However, his condition was not regarded as serious until early Friday morning when he suddenly became worse his death resulting a few hours later.
The deceased was born on a farm near Winamac on March 27, 1883 the son of Rudolph and Lucy ZELLERS, but practically all of his life had been spent in Kewanna. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Miss Edna McKEE, and for a number of years Mr. Zellers and his brother, Monroe, had been engaged in the plumbing business in Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Orbra [ZELLERS] and Wilmer [ZELLERS]; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph ZELLERS, of Kewanna; two sisters, Mrs. Lee BENNETT of Kewanna, and Mrs. Robert AGNEW, of Frankfort, Ind.; two brothers, Monroe [ZELLERS] and Howard [ZELLERS], both of Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Susan NICHOLS, aged 76 years was found dead in bed in her apartment 711-1/2 Main street Thursday afternoon, death, it is believed having resulted from heart trouble and goitre sometime during Wednesday night. When Mrs. Laurie NICHOLS, a daughter-in-law who resides east of this city failed to see her mother-in-law at the window of her apartment during the circus parade at noon yesterday, she became alarmed and notified other relatives who accompanied her to the apartment, a short time later and found the aged lady cold in death. Mrs. Nichols had been a resident of Fulton county all of her life, for many years residing on a farm four miles east of this city. For the past 13 years she has resided in Rochester.
Sarah [KINDIG], daughter of William and Sarah A. KINDIG, was born in Fulton county on Oct. 23rd, 1853 and on October 24, 1872 was united in marriage to Marcellus NICHOLS. The husband preceded the deceased in death several years ago. Mrs. Nichols was a member of the First Baptist church of Rochester. Survivors are two sons, Charles [NICHOLS] of this city, Laurie [NICHOLS] who resides four miles east of Rochester; a brother Oliver KINDIG, of Alabama; several half-sisters and a half-brother; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Nichols Chapel 12 miles northeast of Rochester, with Rev. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Funeral services for Lloyd FLITCRAFT and his three small children, Mabel [FLITCRAFT], Mildred [FLITCRAFT] and Mary [FLITCRAFT], who burned to death Wednesday morning at the Shirley WERTENBERGER farm home near Akron when the father attempted to rescue them from the burning house was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the South Pleasant Church near Gilead.

Rev. Clarence STEWART of Mexico officiated. The American Legion Post of Akron of which post Mr. Flitcraft was a member had charge of the services.
The church which is not a very large one was crowded to its capacity with relatives and friends of the Wertenberger and Flitcraft families. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Wabash county. Many beautiful floral offerings had been sent. Burial was made in the cemetery which is adjacent to the church. The Legion post had charge of the services at the graveside.
All of the fire victims were buried in one casket. The features were unrecognizable as only the torsos were left the legs and arms having been burned away. Nothing was left of the features of Mr. Flitcraft save the mouth and the childrens' faces could not be recognized at all. The bodies had been wrapped and all placed in one casket which was not opened at the funeral. Embalming fluid was used to get rid of the odor of burnt flesh.
There had been talk of delaying the services so that Mrs. Flitcraft, who was seriously burned when she attempted to help her husband carry their three daughters to safety, might be able to attend. This idea was abandoned when Mrs. Flitcrafgt's physician stated that she would be unable to leave her bed for a week or ten days. She is now at the home of Frank HARMON a neighbor.
Mrs. Flitcraft's condition today is slightly better. She is suffering a great deal from burned arms and face. Her physician is as yet unable to say whether she inhaled much flame or not although she has complained a good deal of her lungs.

Saturday, May 11, 1929

Funeral services for Roy ZELLERS of Kewanna, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist church, in Kewanna, and burial will be made in the Reform cemetery near Bruce Lake. Mr. Zellers died Friday morning at Woodlawn Hospital, the result of injuries received when he fell from the top of a windmill, which he was repairing on the Jacob CRAMMER farm near Kewanna, Wednesday.

Monday, May 13, 1929

In less than a week after the death of his wife, John F. LEASURE, aged 84, passed away shortly before noon Monday at his home three miles west of Kewanna, death being due to heart trouble. Mr. Leasure had been in ill health for six months but had only been confined to his bed for three weeks. His wife, Mrs. Matilda LEASURE, died on May eighth, following a few days illness with bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services for Mrs. Leasure were held last Friday.
Mr. Leasure was born in Ross county, Ohio and moved to the Kewanna community 43 years ago from Winamac. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Mary PHILLIPS, of Star City, and Melvin E. LEASURE, of Ft. Wayne, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.

Tuesday, May 14, 1929

Peter K. MUTCHLER, aged 75, well known farmer and for 19 years a rural route carrier out of the local postoffice, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Thompson, who lives one-half a mile north of this city on the Michigan Road [US-31]. Death was caused by two strokes of paralysis.
Mr. Mutchler returned on May 1 from spending the winter in Florida. The excitement of the trip home it is believed was the cause for the first stroke which he suffered on the night of his return from Florida. This stroke affected the right side. The second stroke Mr. Mutchler suffered occurred four days later. This left him in a helpless condition.
The deceased was born in Delaware county, Ohio, on July 22, 1853 the son of Jacob and Elizabeth MUTCHLER. When he was 25 years of age he came to this county from Ohio buying a small farm west of this city on the Winamac road where he resided for many years. On November 25, 1875 he married Christena SWINEHART, who died fifteen years ago.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ralph BRILES and Mrs. James B. MOULENBELT, Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Fred REECE and Mrs. George THOMPSON of this city, three sons, A. D. MUTCHLER, Miami, Fla., Ira [MUTCHLER] and Clyde [MUTCHLER] of Grand Rapids, Mich., eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, two brothers, Samuel [MUTCHLER] and Charles [MUTCHLER] of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie BLANCHARD of Chicago and Clara [MUTCHLER] of Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Mutchler was a member of the Rochester Odd Fellows Lodge. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson with the Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Wednesday, May 15, 1929

Ernest HART, aged 39, of 428 Normal Parkway, Chicago president of the Commonwealth Trust and Savings Company, Sixty-Ninth and Wentworth, and a former resident of Akron, died very unexpectedly this morning in the Lake View Hospital, Chicago, following a two days' illness caused by pneumonia. Mr. Hart contracted a heavy cold last Saturday after he had been caught in a rainstorm. This cold refused to yield to medical treatment and constantly grew worse until pneumonia developed Monday afternoon. Doctors were unable to combat the disease.
Mr. Hart was born in Akron, the son of James and Elizabeth HART. He was educated in the schools of Akron and after graduation accepted a position as teller in the Akron State Bank. Sixteen years ago he resigned this position and moved to Chicago where he organized the Commonwealth Trust and Savings Company. This bank at Mr. Hart's death was a $20,000,000 institution.
Survivors are the widow who was Miss Martha FARRELL whom he married twelve years ago, the mother who resides in Akron, a brother Odie HART of Deedsville and sister Mrs. Otis WHITTENBERGER of Akron. Mrs. Hart and son, Odie, went to Chicago this morning after receiving word of their relative's death. Mr. Hart's father died at Akron about four months ago.
The deceased was a member of several lodges and a number of business and social organizations in Chicago.
No funeral arrangements have been made as yet but it is expected that the body will be returned to Akron for burial in the Hart family plot in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Charles H. SEE, 55, for 28 years secretary of the Hammond police department, died Monday night at his home near Palestine Lake following a six months illness. Mr. See lived in Hammond all of his life although his wife and two sons lived at Palestine.

Thursday, May 16, 1929

Miss Velva Josephine COOPER, age 13, daughter of Alva and Mae COOPER, died at Woodlawn hospital at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning from pneumonia which developed following an operation for appendicitis. The deceased was ill but three weeks two of which were spent in the hospital. Miss Cooper was born in Kosciusko county August 17, 1915, and came to this county with her parents when quite young. Her parents live in the Burton neighborhood seven miles west of this city. Survivors are the parents and the following brothers and sisters: Eva Belle [COOPER], Margaret [COOPER], Alberta [COOPER], Pauline [COOPER], Virgil [COOPER] and Robert [COOPER]. She was a member of the Burton church and was a scholar in the Burton school. The funeral will be held from the Burton church at 2 p.m., Sunday with Rev. C. LONGENBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

John FOOLEY, aged 77, retired farmer dropped dead at his home in Monterey upon alighting from a milk truck at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death was due to a heart attack. The wife, six sons and two daughters survive.

Friday, May 17, 1929

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Saturday, May 18, 1929

A stillborn baby was born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SAVAGE, southeast of Rochester. Mrs. Savage was formerly Miss Opal MUSSELMAN of Macy.

Monday, May 20, 1929

Mildred Louise [GAGNON], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter GAGNON, who reside 3-1/2 miles east of Akron, died at 7:30 Sunday evening after a three weeks' illness. Death was due to pneumonia which developed following an attack of whooping cough. She was born June 28, 1928. Survivors are the father and mother, one brother, Robert [GAGNON], and the grandparents. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John McCAULLEY of Roann will have charge of the services and burial will be made at the Silver Creek Bethel cemetery, east of Akron.

Mrs. Margaret REES, of this city, has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha BAIRD, which occurred on April 24, at the home of her daughter in Long Beach, California. Mrs. Baird was a sister of the late Milton REES and a former resident of Rochester.

Tuesday, May 21, 1929

Funeral services for George T. HUFFER, owner of the chicken hatchery at Bourbon was held this afternoon. Mr. Huffer died Saturday morning when seated at the breakfast table. He suffered a heart attack. Mr. Huffer had been under a doctor's care for several months.

Mrs. Bertha M. REED, aged 50, former resident of this city, died Monday at her home in Logansport at 1321 Liberty Street following a short illness. Surviving are her husband, Warren L. REED; a daughter, Mrs. Oscar CREE of near Walton and a son, Bernard SQUIRES.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical Church in Logansport. Burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester. Short services will be held at the grave.

Charles Edward McCONNELL, aged 43, leader of the Rochester Citizens band for three years, died at his home in Plymouth Sunday afternoon following a week's illness caused by pneumonia. His death was entirely unexpected. Mr. McConnell was a well known musician and band director having played trumpet and directed several orchestras in this section of the state. He was the director of the Third Infantry band during the Mexican trouble in 1916 and in the World war was the leader of the 137th Field Artillery band overseas. At the time of his death Mr. McConnell was the director of the Warsaw Legion band and was a member of the Bell Hops orchestra of Plymouth. Mr. McConnell has operated an auto paint shop in Plymouth for the past two years. Survivors are the wife, one daughter, mother, sister, two brothers and grandmother. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the residence in Plymouth with burial at Warsaw.

Wednesday, May 22, 1929

Orville KINDIG, aged 73, a carpenter and for many years a resident of the Athens community, died at 8:30 Wednesday morning at the County Infirmary where he had been for the past six weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Thursday, May 23, 1929

Douglas RICE, aged 77, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Union, Michigan Wednesday morning following a long illness due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Rice for several years lived on a farm west of this city and about 20 years ago moved to Michigan where he has since resided. His wife died here 35 years ago. Mr. Rice is survived by several children. Funeral services will be held from the Foster Chapel, West Sixth Street, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, May 24, 1929

Alexander SCOTT, aged 71, a resident of this city for the past twelve years, died Thursday evening at 5:30 in his home on East Twelfth Street. Death was due to complication of diseases from which he had been ill since February.

The deceased was born in Elkhart County on November 16, 1858. On January 16, 1894 he was married to Bertha RANK. Mr. and Mrs. Scott came to this city from Knox, Ind.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie CHESTORS and Mrs. Evelyn FAULTERBURG, of Eau Clair, Wisconsin, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Cecil O'DELL, of Harvey, Illinois. The body will be taken to Bass Lake for funeral services and burial on Sunday.

Saturday, May 25, 1929

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Monday, May 27, 1929

Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Martha HOOD, aged 80, widow of the late John HOOD which occurred Sunday at Mexico. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Mexico Brethren Church. Mrs. Hood is a sister of Mrs. Schuyler MERCER, of Peru.

Tuesday, May 28, 1929

Mrs. Sarah Clementine GOSS, aged 79, one of the best known residents of Rochester, died at 3:40 Tuesday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Martha SEYMOUR, 1529 Main Street, where she had been for the past two weeks. Death was due to hardening of the arteries and complications from which she had suffered for some time. However, her condition had only been considered serious for two weeks.
The deceased was a life-long resident of the Rochester community having been born near here on March 29, 1850, the daughter of George and Nancy WOODFIELD. On November 30, 1875, she was married to Tobias GOSS who died several years ago. For many years Mrs. Goss has lived in Rochester, residing at 1201 South Main St. She was a member of the Christian Church and an honorary member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. E. A. JONES, of Los Angeles, California, a number of nephews and nieces in California and several cousins in Fulton county. Her sister Mrs. John SNODGRASS, died on April 17th.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Coming as a shock to his relatives and friends is the death of William C. CHINN, 69, who for a number of years has operated a grocery store at the courner of Fourteenth Street and College Avenue, which occurred at 5:10 Monday evening. Mr. Chinn was taken suddenly very ill in the afternoon, his death resulting within a few hours. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mr. Chinn was born in Rochester on February 26, 1860, the son of Edward and Hattie CHINN. His boyhood was spent in this city and when 30 years of age he left here and for many years resided in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1881 in Rochester he was married to Miss May EVANS. A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. Chinn returned to this city and opened a grocery store on East Fourteenth Street, which they have continued to operate.
Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Miss Bessie CHINN and Mrs. Gail ABEL, both of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Evangelical church, of which he was a member. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Olivesburg, a little village west of Ashland, Ohio, is to have a 113th birthday party, a home-coming and a Memorial Day celebration all in one on Memorial Day, where hundreds of former residents of the village are expected to attend the unveiling of a monument to Benjamin MONTGOMERY, founder of the village. Benjamin Montgomery was the father of Caleb MONTGOMERY, grandfather of Miss Belle MONTGOMERY and Mrs. Charles EMMONS, of this city, and one of the first settlers in Newcastle Township.
For a memorial to the founder Olivesburg residents have chosen a huge boulder which they moved, by dint of much labor from the bottom of Whetstone creek, running through Olivesburg, to the village park where it is to be permanently located. Six horses pulled with all their might it is said, before the great boulder would move from its habitat of the past centuries to its new home in the park.
Upon the boulder is to be placed a bronze tablet inscribed with the words, "In memory of Benjamin Montgomery, Founder of Olivesburg, 1816."
In consideration of the generous kindness which Benjamin Montgomery showered upon the village of his founding, it is little to be wondered that the villagers desire to pay homage to his memory. He donated the land upon which the schoolhouse is located, and he gave the land which is now the village park, making it a fitting place for the Memorial. Montgomery named the village "Olivesburg" as a tribute to his daughter, Olive [MONTGOMERY], of whom he was very fond. The Mt. Olive cemetery was also named in memory of her.

Wednesday, May 29, 1929

Frank VanFOSSEN, age 69, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John SHAFER at Lake Nyona Tuesday morning. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last Thursday.
Frank, son of Daniel and Martha VanFOSSEN, was born at West Point, Ohio, May 31, 1860. On February 7, 1880 he was united in marriage to Sarah Ellen STERLING at Steubenville, Ohio. Coming to Lake Nyona from Kokomo several years ago, he had been employed in the check room at the Dance Hall at Lake Nyona. Mr. Van Fossen was commonly known as "Dad" by the patrons of the dance hall. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Christian church, both at Kokomo.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John SHAFER of Lake Nyona, Mrs. Georgia NICKELS and Mrs. Carrie KELTING, both of Kokomo, one son, Frank [VanFOSSEN] of Hammond and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock at the Main Street Christian church at Kokomo, with Rev. GERARD, minister of this church officiating. Burial will be made at Kokomo. The funeral party will leave the home of the Shafer's at 12:30 Friday afternoon.

Thursday, May 30, 1929

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, May 31, 1929

Charles Eugene ROSS, aged 64, and a member of the Ross Brothers who for many years have owned and operated the foundry and garage on West Eighth Street, died at 10:30 Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mack WHITESIDE, in Indianapolis. Mr. Ross had been in ill health for over a year, his illness starting when he injured his hand while at work in the foundry, and from which he never fully recovered. About six weeks ago an infection developed in one of his legs and he was taken to a specialist in Indianapolis for treatment. His condition gradually grew worse and for the past four weeks he had been bedfast.
The deceased was born in Rochester on April 23, 1865 the son of David S. and Sarah Elizabeth ROSS and practically all of his life was spent in Rochester. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Bertha OWENS, who died several years ago. Mr. Ross had been associated with his brothers in the garage and foundry business for many years and was an expert mechanic and foundry man. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and I.O.O.F. Lodges and attended the Presbyterian Church in this city.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl WHITESIDE, of Indianapolis, and Miss Ruth ROSS, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lee TIPPY of Talma and three brothers, Will [ROSS], Albert [ROSS] and Loy [ROSS], all of Rochester.
The body of Mr. Ross was brought to Rochester late this afternoon and funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Lewis H. HOGUE, 53, well known farmer of this community, died at his home two miles northwest of Rochester on the Monticello Road, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Death came as the result of complications. He had been ill only since last Sunday but his condition took a sudden turn for the worse and he sank rapidly to the end.
He was born Jan. 13, 1876, the son of Henry and Henrietta HOGUE, and had lived in his present location only two years, having come here from Argos. He was married at New Knoxville, Ohio, on August 22, 1906, to Elizabeth HOGUE, who survives him. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, was always an active worker in the church and in the Men's Bible Class.
Besides the widow the other survivors are two daughters, Martha [HOGUE] and Howard [HOGUE], all at home, one sister, Anna KUCK, two brothers, Herman [HOGUE] and Ernest [HOGUE], all of New Knoxville, Ohio.
There will be a short service at the home here at 9 a.m. Sunday with Rev. PERRY in charge. The body will be taken to New Knoxville where at 3 o'clock the regular service will be held. Burial will be made there.

Henry HAAG, aged 61, for 30 years a resident of Kewanna, was found dead sitting in a chair on the front porch of his residence in Kewanna early Thursday morning. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and pronounced death due to heart trouble. He had been under a doctor's care for several months for an ailment of the heart.
Mr. Haag had been sitting on the front porch, late Wednesday evening reading a newspaper. It was while reading the paper that the fatal attack came. The deceased was a plumber, operating a shop in Kewanna until the death of his wife two years ago, when he joined his brother who is the owner of the Haag Brothers' circus and had traveled with the show since that time.
Mr. Haag because of his physical condition left the circus three days ago in Ohio and returned to Kewanna. The deceased was born in Plymouth, July 27, 1867 the son of Joseph and Elizabeth

HAAG. Thirty-eight years ago he married Sarah Ellen MEDBOURN of Culver. Mr. Haag was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Kewanna.
Survivors are the following children: Henry [HAAG], Ernest [HAAG], Ruth [HAAG], Grace [HAAG] and Mrs. Edith McOSKER of Detroit, Mich., and Roy [HAAG] of Manitoba, Canada; a sister in Plymouth and the brother. A son Carl [HAAG] died in Detroit in October. Pending word from the son, Roy, no funeral arrangements have been made but it is thought the services may be held in Plymouth Sunday afternoon with burial there.

Emerson Dale [FISHER], two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver FISHER, who live two miles west of Richland Center, died at 9:30 Thursday evening. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia which developed following an illness of six weeks with measles and whooping cough.
Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Ethel [FISHER] and Rena [FISHER] and two brothers, Albert [FISHER] and Orville [FISHER]; three half-brothers and two half-sisters. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. Frank FISHER, of Mexico in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Tobias GOSS will be held Saturday afternoon at the Christian church. Rev. G. W. TITUS will officiate. The funeral was delayed two days in order to allow a nephew who is on his way here from California to be present.

Saturday, June 1, 1929

George KERCHER, 39, died Friday evening at the home of his father, David [KERCHER], southeast of Akron following an illness of several years with complications. Surviving are his wife, father, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. STEWART, of Mexico, in charge. Burial will be made at Chili.

Rochester friends early today received a message from Mrs. Ransom DULL stating that the funeral of her husband who was drowned Thursday evening when a speed boat upset on a lake near Monroe, Mich., would be held Sunday afternoon at the home in that city.
Several people from here will attend the services of the former Rochester grocery man. The brief telegram also stated that Mr. Dull's body was recovered from the lake within a very short time after the accident.

Word was received here by relatives of the death of Will ROSS, 63, at Tippecanoe, Ind., which occurred at nine o'clock this morning. Death came as the result of cancer. He is a brother of Frank Ross of Rochester and was a former resident of this city and Athens. He owned a blacksmith shop on East Ninth street for many years here. He has lived at Tippecanoe for a number of years.
Mr. Ross is survived by three brothers, Frank [ROSS], Sam [ROSS] and Ed [ROSS], by his wife, by two children and two grandchildren.
No details were learned here today regarding his funeral or the obituary of the deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ross left late this afternoon for Tippecanoe.

Miss Ada Fay KEPLER, aged 28, one of Rochester's popular young ladies passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James KEPLER, 1125 South Main Street at 5:50 o'clock Friday evening. Death resulted from heart trouble and other complications from which she had suffered since the 9th of May.
Ada Fay, daughter of James and Julia Ann KEPLER, was born in Rochester on April 15, 1901 and had been a resident of this city practically all of her life. Just about a year ago the deceased and her sister, Vera, went to the West on a business and pleasure trip combined, during which time she was employed as an assistant cashier in a Denver, Colorado bank, and later as a bookkeeper in a Los Angeles business house, Misses Ada and Vera returning to their home in this city last February. For a number of years Miss Ada was employed as bookkeeper by the Fulton [County] Motor Co., and prior to that occupation she spent about four years of her life in the clerical offices of the Armour & Co. plant, this city. The deceased was also a teacher of Sunday school class in the Evangelical church.
Surviving with the parents are one brother, Orlen [KEPLER], at home, and two sisters, Vera [KEPLER], at home and Mrs. Edna PLUNKETT of Indianapolis. A sister, Gussie [KEPLER], preceded the deceased in death in the year of 1921.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be held at the Kepler home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

The funeral of Charles ROSS, who died at Indianapolis Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at three o'clock. Rev. Daniel PERRY will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, June 3, 1929

Benjamin F. ANDERSON, aged 79, of 727 West Grove Street, Mishawaka, former resident of this city, died shortly before noon Saturday at his residence following an illness of several days with pneumonia. Born May 10, 1850, in Canada, he came to this city when quite young with his parents and 11 years ago moved to Mishawaka. He was married 50 years ago to Jane BOYD who survives. He also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Fred REED, Mrs. Edith BRADY and Miss Frances ANDERSON all of South Bend and one brother, Steven ANDERSON, of Canada. Funeral services were held in Mishawaka this afternoon with burial in that city.

Rochester relatives and friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Lou HICKMAN MILLER, which took place on May 20 at her home in Alhambra, Calif. Death was due to heart trouble. The body was taken to Louisiana for burial.
[NOTE: Lulu J. HICKMAN married Edward T. MILLER, Sept. 21, 1887. - Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton Co Ind Marriages 1836-1983]

Tuesday, June 4, 1929

[no obits]

Wednesday, June 5, 1929

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Akron, for Mrs. Lillie C. SMITH, aged 69, who died Monday evening at 7:30 at her home in Akron after a year's illness. Mrs. Smith had been bedfast for the past four weeks. Death was caused by leakage of the heart and complications.
Lillie [VanHOUTEN], daughter of David and Mary VanHOUTEN, was born in Whitley County, Indiana, October 31, 1859. On June 22, 1882 at Rochester she was united in marriage to Samuel M. SMITH, who preceded her in death last February. She moved to Akron from Mentone nine years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. E. E. GERIG, of Fort Wayne, one son, C. S. SMITH of Akron, one brother, Ed VanHOUTEN of Garrett, Indiana and one sister, Mrs. Maude HAROLD of Fort Wayne.
Services for the deceased were held at the Akron Church of God, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Elkhart officiating. Burial was made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron.

Miss Carol Maxine HOLLOWAY, aged 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy HOLLOWAY, of Citronelle, Alabama, and granddaughter of Mrs. Ben HOLLOWAY of Talma, died Tuesday evening on an Illinois Central train at Centralia, Illinois. At the time of her death the Holloway family was enroute to Talma to make their future home, doctors in Citronelle having prescribed a change of climate for their daughter who had been ill since last October with tuberculosis.
The deceased was born in Willard, Ohio on December 17, 1911 and had lived in Citronelle ever since a year old. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. William LAMBERT, of Wert, Miss Verna HOLLOWAY, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mardel [HOLLOWAY] at home.
Following the girl's death the body was brought to Rochester and taken to the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank ARTER, near Talma. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Nichols church with Rev. SHIPLEY, of Bourbon, in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCARTHY, of Plymouth, formerly of this city, have been called to Richmond, Ind., on account of the death of Mr. McCarthy's father. Funeral services were held there Wednesday.

Thursday, June 6, 1929

Mrs. Katherine MURRAY, aged 78, life long resident of Wayne township, died at 7:15 Thursday morning at her home near Grass Creek. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had been ill for the past two years.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob HENDRICKSON of Grass Creek, and upon reaching womanhood was married to William MURRAY who died 20 years ago.
Surviving are her sister and brother, Miss Sarah HENDRICKSON and Matthew HENDRICKSON with whom she made her home.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Friday, June 7, 1929

Rosemary [DURCK], infant daughter of Alfred DURCK, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. SMELSER, two miles west of Rochester Thursday night at 10:00 o'clock. The child had been very ill for one week, suffering from spinal trouble. She was born February 7, 1928, near Marion and came to live with her grandparents at the time of her mother's death about a year ago. She is survived by her father and three grandparents. Funeral services will be held at Converse Saturday at one p.m. and burial will be made in Converse.

Saturday, June 8, 1929

Father John SCHALL of Monterey, who is in charge of the Catholic churches in Monterey and this city has returned from Payne, Ohio where he attended the funeral of his father who died last Wednesday.

Mrs. Jennie E. TRIMBLE, aged 84, for many years a prominent resident of this city, passed away at 1:50 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry ARMSTRONG, of Plymouth. Death resulted from complications inherent with advanced years. Mrs. Trimble had made her home with Mrs. Armstrong since August, 1928.
The deceased was born in Billington, Vermont on May 14th, 1845, and spent her childhood in Plymouth. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage to Robert C. FULTON, who preceded her in death 56 years ago. To this union two children were born, Mrs. ARMSTRONG of Plymouth, and Mrs. Isaac ONSTOTT of this city, the latter passing away last August. About twenty years of Mrs. Trimble's life were spent in Chicago and Ft. Wayne. Later she removed to Rochester and was united in marriage to J. M. TRIMBLE who succumbed about twenty years ago. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Presbyterian church, Eastern Star, the D.A.R. and Woman's club, and took an active interest in all activities of these organizations, as well as other civic and social affairs of Rochester.
Surviving with the daughter are four grandchildren, Mrs. Arthur ANDERSON of Cleveland, Ohio; Robert ARMSTRONG, of Argos, Harry ONSTOTT, of this city and Mrs. Verne HANES of New York City. Funeral services will be held at the Bunnell mortuary, Plymouth, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY of this city, and Rev. M. S. BENJAMIN of the Plymouth Presbyterian church. The former Rochester lady will be laid to rest in the Plymouth cemetery with the attendance of pallbearers from Rochester.

Samuel SUMME, aged 93, highly respected resident of Silver Lake, passed away at the home of his son, John SUMME, Thursday evening. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Summe for a number of years lived in Akron.

Monday, June 10, 1929

Funeral services were held at 12:30 Monday for Mr. John E. RUDICEL, 72, who died at eight o'clock Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V. S. WEEKS in Akron. Mr. Rudicel was a former resident of LaFountain, Indiana and had come to spend some time with his daughter. He had been in ill health for about two years and suffered an attack of heart trouble Saturday evening.

John, son of John and Mary RUDICEL was born February 5, 1857 at LaFountain, Indiana. He followed the occupation of a farmer, living near LaFountain all his life. He was a member of the Christian Church of LaFountain.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. V. S. WEEKS of Akron and Mrs. Kenneth ROBINSON of Fort Wayne, two sons, Homer [RUDICEL] of Dayton, Ohio, and Alva R. [RUDICEL] of Wabash, and four grandchildren.
Services were held at the home of Mrs. Weeks in Akron with Rev. R. H. WORLEY officiating. Burial was made at LaFountain.

Frank "Budge" C. EMERICK, age 63, summer resident of Lake Manitou, passed away suddenly at the Marcia cottage on the east side of the lake at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Emerick has been coming to the lake for about twenty-five years, his home being at 2450 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. He has been at the lake about a month this summer.
After having dinner with his wife at their cottage, Mr. Emerick was engaged in painting a fence around the "Onyx Shades," one of the three cottages which he owned, when he became dizzy. He retired to the house where he died five minutes later. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and pronounced death due to heart trouble.
About two years ago Mr. Emerick was in an auto accident at Indianapolis when the car which he was driving was struck by a street car killing his mother. He has not been well since that time. Mr. Emerick for many years was engaged as a salesman for the Onyx Hosiery Company but retired five years ago on a pension from the company.
Survivors are the widow, one sister of Toledo, who is now traveling in Europe and an aunt who is in Egypt.
Funeral services will be held at Peru, the former home, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday. Burial will be made at Peru.

A number of Rochester people attended the funeral services of Mrs. Jennie TRIMBLE, of Plymouth, former resident of this city, this afternoon. The services were in charge of Rev. Daniel S. PERRY of this city, assisted by Rev. M. J. BENJAMIN of Plymouth. Burial was made at Plymouth. Six members of the Rochester Presbyterian church acted as pallbearers.

Tuesday, June 11, 1929

Mrs. Mary M. BROWN, aged 81, who for the past 17 days has been suffering an attack of double pneumonia, passed away at 9:30 o'clock Monday evening at her home, 328 West 2nd Street, this city. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester for 77 years.
Mary M. [SPOHN], daughter of Henry and Mary SPOHN, was born in Ohio on November 18, 1847, and moved to Rochester with her parents when but four years of age. On March 11th, 1867, she was united in marriage to J. P. BROWN, who preceded her in death 21 years ago. The deceased, who was a member of the Evangelical church and a charter member of the Women's Relief Corps is survived by the following relatives, four daughters, Mrs. Carrie MATHESIN, of Gig Harbor Wash.; Bessie [BROWN], Hattie [BROWN] and Mamie [BROWN], all at home; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Three children preceded the mother in death.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be held at the home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, June 12, 1929

Mrs. Mary Ann COLLINS, aged 42, died at nine o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Macy following an illness of two years. Death was due to tuberculosis.
The deceased [Mary Ann STAHL] was born in Fulton County, Ohio on September 10, 1886 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James STAHL. On February 15, 1905 she was married to Francis COLLINS at Williams County, Ohio and 12 years ago they came to Macy where they had since resided. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Hugh [COLLINS] of Hammond, and Glen [COLLINS] and Lowell [COLLINS], at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James STAHL who live at Millark; five brothers, Pearl [STAHL], David [STAHL], Edward [STAHL] and James [STAHL], of Hammond, and Joel [STAHL] of near Macy; two sisters, Mrs. Earl POOLER and Mrs. Colonel BOWERS, of Hammond.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the Macy Christian Church with Dorothea BRADWAY in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Thursday, June 13, 1929

The funeral of Mrs. Mary BROWN who died as the result of double pneumonia Monday evening, was held at the home on West Second St., this afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Brown was the daughter of Henry and Mary Spohn, who at the time of her birth (1847) lived near Fremont, Ohio. Four years later they moved into the Burton neighborhood, west of Rochester. In 1867, the daughter was given in marriage to Jacob P. BROWN and they at once moved to their home on West Second St., where she has lived ever since. Her husband preceded her in death almost 21 years ago.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church of this city and found her chief joy and consolation in the worship of and service to her Lord and Master.
Those who mourn her passing are: three daughters, Hattie [BROWN], Mamie [BROWN] and Bessie [BROWN], who have been staying with their mother. Also Mrs. Carry MATHISEN, of Gig Harbor, Wash. Also three brothers, Isaiah SPOHN, Richard SPOHN and Sidney SPOHN, all of this city and one sister, Mrs. A. MILLER, of Hudson Lake, Ind.

William ROBINSON, aged 80, a resident of this county for 65 years and a Civil War veteran died at his home one-half a mile south of Delong Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock of complications incident to old age. He had been bedfast since last October and sick for over a year.
Mr. Robinson was born in Calhoun County, West Virginia the son of Joseph and Mildred ROBINSON. When he was 14 years of age his parents came to Indiana first settling in the southern portion of Indiana and one year later coming to this county by wagon establishing their home on a farm in what is now Aubbeenaubbee township.
Mr. Robinson tried several times to enlist in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War but because of his age was refused. Army officers in 1864 acceted him and he served for over a year with Company A of the 155th Indiana Infantry before he was mustered out. The deceased was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Kewanna and the Methodist Church at Delong. By occupation he was a farmer.
Survivors are nine children, Lee [ROBINSON] of Logansport, William [ROBINSON], Huntington, Lloyd [ROBINSON], Winamac, Letcher [ROBINSON], Delong, Daniel [ROBINSON] Converse, Mrs. George EMERY, Huntington, Mrs. Ray WOLFRAM, Walkerton, Mrs. E. G. COPELAND, Bloomington, and Mrs. Seth CARPENTER of Delong. Mrs. Robinson, who was Nettie CRAGAN, died three years ago.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church at Leiters Ford with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Leiters Ford in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Leiters Ford. The surviving members of the Kewanna Grand Army of the Republic Post will attend the services in a body.

Charles Orville BRIGHT, 18, of Akron, met almost instant death at 10:20 o'clock Wednesday evening when a speeding Chevrolet coupe driven by his companion, Charles SWIHART, 19, careened off the Barrett pavement at the mill Creek bridge curve and crashed into a large high tension line electric light pole. Swihart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank SWIHART of Akron, escaped with minor cuts and bruises. The Bright youth expired while being brought into this city in a local ambulance.
According to information obtained at the scene of the disaster young Swihart had asked his friend Bright to accompany him on a pleasure ride to Lake Manitou and Rochester. The youths spent some little time watching the dancers at the Colonial hotel and then drove into Rochester. As the boys started on their return trip to Akron it is alleged they engaged in a friendly race with a Ford roadster which was driven by Floyd CAMP, who was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred ECKERMAN, all of Akron.
The Swihart car finally succeeded in passing the Ford but was traveling at too fast a speed to negotiate the rather sharp curve which lays between the Baker race and mill creek bridges with the result it struck the sturdy light pole with such terrific force that the pole split the coupe wide open, driving the seat far back over the rear axle and scattered glass along the right-of-way for a distance of 150 feet.
The Camp car occupants and other passing motorists immediately rendered what assistance they could and summoned physicians and an ambulance to the scene. An autopsy held by Coroner Dr. A. E. STINSON at a local morgue last night revealed the Bright boy's death had resulted from skull fractures, he also suffered a broken right jaw and a fracture of the right leg above the knee. Young Swihart who was driving the ill-fated car miraculously escaaped with only a slight cut on his right hand a few minor bruises about his body and head. The Coroner's verdict was that of accidental death.
Last night's fatality is the third to occur along the north shore lake drive, the other two casualties resulted on the evening of Aug. 28th, [1920], when John SANDERS, of this city and Miss Mabel McINTYRE of near Athens lost their lives when an auto plunged over an embankment near the Carruthers farm home.
Charles Orville, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert BRIGHT, was born in Akron on August 3, 1910 and had spent his entire life in that vicinity. Ill health forced him to retire from high school a few years ago, however, he was very popular with the school students and took an active part in all affairs of Akron's younger set. Besides the parents he is survived by four bothers, Kenneth [BRIGHT], Bobby [BRIGHT], Junior [BRIGHT], George [BRIGHT], and two sisters, Margaret [BRIGHT] and Betty Lou [BRIGHT]. The father is employed as Akron's marshal.
Funeral services will be held at the Akron Saints Church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. B. Dale OLDHAM officiating. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery near Akron.

Friday, June 14, 1929

Mrs. Jane ANDREWS, aged 88, of Richland Center, died at ten o'clock Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Enoch ZINK. Death was due to complication of diseases due to advanced years from which she had been ill for several years.
Jane [BABCOCK], daughter of Andrew and Anne BABCOCK, was born on February 27, 1841, and practically all of her life had been spent in Fulton county. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to William ANDREWS, who passed away several years ago. All of her married life was spent in the Richland Center community. She was a member of the Jordan Baptist church.
Surviving are six children, Charles ANDREWS of Hibbard, Ind., George [ANDREWS] of Culver, Claude [ANDREWS] of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bertha DUCKLESS of Indianapolis, Mrs. Chloe REED, of Florida, who arrived Sunday night to be at her mother's bedside, and Mrs. Anne ZINK, of Argos. A grandson, Don ANDREWS, with whom she had lived a great deal since the death of her husband, also survives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Richland Center church and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.

Mrs. Fannie FALCONBURY, wife of James FALCONBURY of Plymouth and the mother of Mrs. Ed RAYMER of this city, died Wednesday night in the Epworth Hospital in South Bend from diabetes. The deceased who was well known in this city had fought the disease for the past three years. In an effort to check its spread Mrs. Falconbury underwent an operation last week at the hospital for the removal of her foot.
The deceased [Fannie BADGLEY] was born on May 30, 1866, at Argos, the daughter of Anson and Martha BADGLEY. Surviving are the husband, one sister, two brothers, 13 children, 3 foster-children and a number of grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bunnell mortuary in Plymouth with the Rev. J. F. APPLEMAN officiating. Burial will be made at Plymouth.

Saturday, June 15, 1929

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Monday, June 17, 1929

[Lester] T. DEARDORF, aged 58, of Chicago died a few minutes before midnight Sunday night at Woodlawn Hospital where he was taking treatment for cancer. Mr. Deardorf was a patient at the hospital several weeks ago but later returned to his home in Chicago. On Saturday he came back to the hospital and on Sunday his condition grew much worse with death resulting within a few hours.
The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Ed JEWELL of this city and lived in Rochester a number of years ago where he followed the trade of photographer. He was born and raised in Bourbon the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DEARDORF, his father dying just two weeks ago.
Surviving are his wife [R. Josephine DEARDORF] and one son, Edgar [DEARDORF], of Chicago. The body has been taken to Bourbon for burial.

Tuesday, June 18, 1929

Charles Elvin CORNELL, aged 46, well known Liberty township farmer, died at 11:30 Monday night at his home four miles east of Fulton, death being due to paralysis. About a year and a half ago Mr. Cornell suffered his first stroke, in a few months another one and last evening at seven o'clock a third one which proved fatal within a few hours.
The deceased was born in Woolietown, Ind., on October 20, 1883, the son of Perry and Lydia CORNELL and for the past 25 years he had lived in the Fulton community. At Twelve Mile, Ind., on February 23, 1902, he was married to Pearl MARTIN.
Surviving are his wife, father, Perry CORNELL, who made his home with his son and family; seven children, Mrs. Marie CRIPPEN and Claude CORNELL, of Twelve Mile, Mrs. May PREBLE, of Battle Creek, Ruth [CORNELL], Fern [CORNELL], Mary [CORNELL] and Clyde [CORNELL], at home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery north of Fulton.

Mrs. Hazel TEEL, aged 41, of Twelve Mile, died at three o'clock Tuesday morning at the Cass county hospital in Logansport following an illness of three days. Survivors are her husband, Jesse TEEL, and her father, Edward KEIM, of Twelve Mile.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris McGREW, near Lake Nyona, for Mrs. McGrew's mother, Mrs. Caroline CODY, aged 74. Mrs. Cody died Friday night at the home of her son, death being due to complications of diseases. The body was taken to Leiters Ford for burial.

John W. "Pinky" MARTIN, aged 85, of Twelve Mile, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Frank [MARTIN], in Peru. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the United Brethren church in Twelve Mile and burial was made at the Fletcher's Lake cemetery.

Mrs. J. E. DURHAM, 70, passed away at her home near Napoleon, Ohio, Sunday evening following an attack of apoplexy, according to word received here today by her niece, Mrs. Robt. WALTERS, of 303 West 11th Street in this city. The deceased's maiden name was Lialah BISHOP.
Mrs. Durham for many years resided in the vicinity of Fulton and later near Rochester, leaving here about 30 years ago. She is survived by the husband and seven children. Funeral services will be held in Napoleon, O., Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Frank ABSHIRE, aged 48, resident of Roann died at Woodlawn Hospital Saturday morning from heart trouble. She had been brought to the hospital for treatment preparatory to an operation for the removal of a goitre. She is survived by her husband. There are no children.

Wednesday, June 19, 1929

Funeral services for Charles CORNELL, well known Liberty township farmer who died Monday night, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Fulton. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles E. RIVER of Bourbon died at his home yesterday after a long illness from heart trouble. He held the position of secretary of the Bourbon board of health. Mr. River is survived by his wife who two weeks ago was in an automobile accident on the Michigan road near South Bend and suffered a broken arm and dislocated wrist.

Thursday, June 20, 1929

Oliver J. LAMBORN, aged 89, Civil War veteran, died while lying in a swing on the front porch of his home in Kewanna at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Death, which was unexpected, was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Lamborn had worked in the garden of his home during the morning and it is thought this labor taxed his strength.
Oliver Lamborn was born in Ohio, Mar. 1839, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron LAMBORN. He lived in the Kewanna neighborhood all of his life excepting a few years which he spent in Pulaski County. He was united in marriage in Peru in 1868 to Miss Martha NESBIT who died at the home of their daughter in South Bend, June 15, 1926. Mr. Lamborn had followed the occupation of a farmer, and was a member of the G.A.R.
Upon entering the civil war he was enrolled in the 39th Indiana Volunteers, which was changed to a cavalry regiment. It was then called the 8th Indiana Cavalry. Being captured at the battle of Stone River, he spent three months and twenty-one days in Libby prison.
Survivors are four children, two sons,Walter [LAMBORN] of Hammond and Frank [LAMBORN] of South Bend, and two daughters, Mrs. Albert SMITH, Hammond and Mrs. Carrie SMITH, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at his home in Kewanna with the Rev. W. S. HARGRAVES, minister of the Kewanna M.E. Church officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at Monterey for Ellis WERNER who died at the home of his son, George [WERNER], last Saturday.

Friday, June 21, 1929

Samuel R. SANDS, 70, of Akron, who was brought to the Fulton county jail late Thursday afternoon, suffering from a mental derangement, committed suicide shortly after 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening. The deed was accomplished by forced strangulation. Mr. Sands, as evidence disclosed, had seated himself on the bed in the hospital ward on the second floor of the jail and crammed a fair-sized section of a light, wool blanket down his throat.
Two inmates of the jail, Carl KNIGHT of Florida, held on charge of vehicle taking, and George HARVEY, runaway youth, heard a moaning noise which was apparently coming from an upstairs room and immediately summoned Sheriff CLARK, who rushed into Sands' room to investigate. The aged man was found lying on the bed and as the officer removed the obstruction from Sands' throat he gasped a short breath or two and succumbed. Coroner A. E. STINSON was immediately summoned and pronounced death was due from suicide.
Mr. Clark and his deputy, Paul WHITCOMB, stated today that the aged man was exceptionally easy to handle and had displayed no signs of violence. The sheriff with the aid of Whitcomb fed Mr. Sands his supper earlier in the evening which he seemed to thoroughly enjoy, and it was their belief that little trouble would be occasioned pending Mr. Sands' admittance in a hospital for treatment.
This is the fifth death by violence to occur in the Fulton county jail.

Samuel Robert [SANDS], son of Andrew and Martha SANDS, was born near Silver Lake, Indiana on May 4, 1859. On Jan. 18th, 1902 he was united in marriage to Nora A. MILLER the ceremony taking place at Peru. For a number of years he was engaged in farming near Peru. About 14 years ago he moved to Akron where he has since resided.
The deceased had been employed as a teamster by the Pike Lumber Co., until a general breakdown in health, suffered about three months ago, forced his retirement. Mr. Sands was a member of the Moose lodge of Peru. Surviving with the widow are three daughters, Martha Ellen [SANDS] at home, Mrs. Kelvia CANFIELD and Mrs. Fay STEWART, both of Put-in-bay, O., and one sister, Mrs. John HANES, of Peru.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Francis LOUDERBACK received word last night of the death of his sister, Mrs. Phoebe FARRER, which occurred at her home two miles east of Fletchers Lake at 5:30 o'clock Thursday. Death was due to cancer from which malady she had suffered for a number of years.

Saturday, June 22, 1929

Allen S. TURNER, 72, former resident of Mentone died at his home in Warsaw, Friday after a several years' illness caused by diabetes and heart trouble. For several years Mr. Turner was engaged in the hardware business in North Manchester and Bourbon. During the past five years he has been the part owner of a stockyards in Warsaw.

Norval BALL, 41, well known citizen of this city, succumbed Friday evening at the Grant Hospital, Chicago. Death resulted from kidney and bladder trouble from which the deceased had suffered for the past six weeks, although he had been in ill health for the past four years. The deceased had been employed at the Main Barber shop since the inauguration of that business and prior to that time had worked for a number of years in The Rochester Bridge factory plant, in which capacities he made a wide acquaintance of friends in and about Rochester.
Norval, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. BALL, was born at Geneva, Ind., on September 1, 1887. About 30 years ago he moved to this city with his parents from Bluffton, Indiana. In the year of 1907 the deceased was united in marriage to Retha BURNS, of Akron, who with the following children survive: Willodene [BALL], Barton [BALL], Norval [BALL], Lewis [BALL], Robert [BALL] and Jimmie [BALL], all at home. Mr. Ball is also survived by his father, A. M. BALL of Coffeeville, Kan.; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph WHITMORE, of Tulsa, Okla, Mrs. Paul SIPES, of Chicago; Mrs. Evelyn McINTYRE, of Chicago; Mrs. Robert HANNA of this city, and one brother Hovey BALL of Glendale, Calif.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret BUSH, aged 89, for the past three years a patient in a Logansport hospital, passed away Friday afternoon, death resulting from a complication of diseases. The body was brought to the Foster Chapel this city, and later removed to the William L. ROGERS home near Tiosa. Mr. Rogers was guardian for the aged lady for the past several years.
Mrs. Bush was born in Ireland and settled in this country when but one year of age. When still quite a young child her parents died and she was raised to womanhood by Mr. and Mrs. Abial BUSH, parents of her husband, William BUSH, who preceded her in death in the year of 1917. A son, Charles [BUSH], was born to this union, he having died at the age of 16 years. For many

years she resided on what is known as the Tippecanoe farm located about seven miles north of this city. Mrs. Bush, who was the last member of her immediate family, is survived by several nephews and nieces who reside in or near Fulton county.
Funeral services will be held at the Sand Hill church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be made in adjacent cemetery.

Funeral services for Samuel SANDS of Akron, who committed suicide Thursday evening in the Fulton County jail by strangulation, will be held from the Saints Church at Akron at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Adolph KROFT will be in charge assisted by Rev. Elmer SMITH of South Bend, a former pastor of the church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.

Monday, June 24, 1929

[no obits]

Tuesday, June 25, 1929

Rev. D. H. GUILD of Fort Wayne, one of the most prominent Methodist Episcopal ministers in Northern Indiana, died yesterday following an extended illness. Rev. Guild was in charge of the local church at one time.

Wednesday, June 26, 1929

Mrs. Eliza GALBREATH, aged 83, for many years a resident of the Argos community, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. D. McGriff, west of the city. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had been ill for the past year.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob CANFIELD. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Thomas WHISMAN, who died several years later. She then was married to Daniel GALBREATH. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge at Argos.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Melvin COX, of Argos; Mrs. Zona HIBBS, of Hammond; and Mrs. L. D. McGRIFF, of Rochester; four sons, William WHISMAN, of Alena Ill.; Harley WHISMAN, of Jackson, Mich., and Ernest WHISMAN, of New Paris, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Argos. Burial will be made in the Maple [Grove] cemetery there.

Thursday, June 27, 1929

Mrs. Mary E. HISEY, aged 78, one of the best known residents of the Tiosa community where she had lived for over 40 years, died at 7:10 Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Miles W. PERSCHBACHER, near Tiosa. She had been ill for several weeks, death being due to cancer of the liver.
Mrs. Hisey [Mary E. ZARTMAN] was born in Perry county, Ohio, on January 21, 1851, the daughter of David and Margaret ZARTMAN, and moved with her parents to Miami county when a young girl. She was married to Samuel STRAWBRIDGE and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Anna E. ROBBINS and Mrs. Minnie PERSCHBACHER. Mr. Strawbridge died several years ago and in 1883 she was married to Augusta HISEY, also deceased. She was a member of the Lutheran church at Tiosa and had always been active in church work in the community in which she lived.
Besides her two daughters she is survived by one sister, Mrs.William RUNKLE, of Roann, who is the last of a family of ten children. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock but the place had not been decided late Thursday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Mrs. John BECKER and Robert HANNA, of this city, have received word of the death of their brother-in-law William ROENBKE, of Fort Wayne, which took place Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Hanna and Mrs. Becker will attend the funeral which will be held in Fort Wayne Friday.

Mrs. [Mary] Martha WORTHINGTON, aged 85, a life long resident of the Tiosa community, died at eight o'clock Wednesday evening at her home in Tiosa. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had been ill for the past three months.
The deceased was born in September, 1841, and upon reaching womanhood was married to Henry WORTHINGTON, who died six years ago. She was a member of the Tiosa Christian Church. Surviving is a foster son, Samuel GLAZE, of South Bend.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence with Rev. BAKER, of Argos officiating. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.

Friday, June 28, 1929

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. HISEY, who died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Miles W. PERSCHBACHER near Tiosa, will be held at the Lutheran Church near Tiosa Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Paul MADER will officiate and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.

Word has been just received here by relatives of the death of Ivey KLISE which occurred at Fresno, Calif., on June 19th. No particulars concerning the death are known here. The deceased was formerly a resident of this city and will be remembered by persons here.

Saturday, June 29, 1929

Mrs. Catherine Selma NIXON, wife of Alfred NIXON, well known farmer living four miles east of Rochester, died at eight o'clock Friday evening following an illness of six months. Death was due to Brights disease and heart trouble.
The deceased [Catherine Selma ALLEN] was a life long resident of Fulton county, having been born on September 18, 1864, the daughter of Isaac and Susanna ALLEN. On March 2, 1884, she was married to Alfred Nixon. She was a member of the Methodist church, having united with the church on February 20, 1898.
Surviving with the husband are one son, Isaac NIXON, of Kewanna; four grandchildren; one brother, A. E. ALLEN, of near Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Lou SHAMBARGER, of Macy. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Monday, July 1, 1929

A baby girl, born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald SHEETS, of South Bend, at the home of Mrs. Sheets' aunt at Star City early Sunday morning, died a few hours later. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Akron. Mrs.Sheets was formerly Miss Annabelle PENRY, of Akron.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church in Akron for Wilbert Clinton HOSMAN, aged 54, a druggist and one of the most prominent residents of Akron. Rev. R. H. WEHRLEY officiated and burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. Hosman passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:20 at his home in Akron, death being due to sleeping sickness. He had been in ill health for the past ten years but his condition had only been considered serious for the past six months. He was forced to retire from active business six years ago.
The deceased was born on October 2, 1874, at Silver Lake, Ind., the son of Irvin M. and Louisa HOSMAN. On July 12, 1905, he was married at Indianapolis to Matilda KENDALL. Twenty-seven years he owned and operated a drug store. Mrs. Hosman died on Feb. 2, 1923.
Mr. Hosman was a member of the Akron Methodist church and was very active in lodge work, as long as his health permitted, being a member of several fraternal organizations. Among the orders he belonged to were the F. and A. M. of Akron, Royal Arch Masonic Lodge, of Rochester, Council and Commandry, of Warsaw, Mizpah Shrine, of Fort Wayne, the Knights of Pythias and I.O.O.F. lodges of Akron. Members of the Warsaw Commandry were in charge of the services.
Surviving are one son, Kendall HOSMAN, of Chicago; his mother, Mrs. Louisa HOSMAN, who made her home with her son; one sister, Mrs. Ada M. BREADING, of Warsaw, and a brother, Dr. W. E. HOSMAN, of Akron.

Funeral services for Ralph EWING former resident of this county who died suddenly at his farm home in Martin county last Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr.Ewing has lived in Martin county for the past 30 years but frequently visited with relatives here. Survivors are the widow; two sons, Charles [EWING] and Robert [EWING] of Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Rudy BRYANT and Mrs. J. H. BURNS of this city and two brothers, Oliver [EWING] and Wilber [EWING], both of this city. Those who attended the funeral from Rochester were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver EWING, William EWING and son Harry [EWING], Bert BRYANT and Mrs. Eula BERRIER.

Mrs. Delilah DURHAM, nee BISHOP, daughter of Stephen and Caroline BISHOP, was born April the 6th, 1860 in Cass county, Indiana. Departed this life June the 17th, 1929, at her home in Henry county, Ohio, aged 69 yeas, 2 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to J. E. DURHAM, Oct. 7th, 1877 and to this union were born ten children, three of whom have preceded her in death, Oline E. [DURHAM] and George E. [DURHAM] in infancy and Roy J. [DURHAM] in 1905, age 14 years.
Those surviving are Ortin E. [DURHAM], Napoleon, O., Mrs. Mamie BROWN, Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Dora RODGERS of Coldwater, Mich., Mrs. Jessie SPELSER of Jewell, Ohio, Mrs. Neva SNODGRASS and Miss Lela DURHAM, of Lima, Ohio and E. MARK, of Napoleon, her husband, twenty-five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, five brothers and two sisters, Mr. Jefferson BISHOP of Kaufman, Tex., David [BISHOP] and Daniel BISHOP of Dallas, Mrs. Silas BISHOP of Ferndale, Wash., and Monroe BISHOP of Elbing, Kansas and Mrs. Adeline PYRES of Highland, Kansas, Mrs. Almira TIPTON of Newton, Kansas, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her. [Funeral services were] held at the Independence M. E. church where she was a member at the time of her death, June 19th, 1929 at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the church cemetery. At the age of 14 years she was converted and united with the Baptist church and remained a faithful member until 1889 when she moved with her family from Fulton county, Ind., to Defiance county, Ohio, then she transferred to the M. E. church and remained a faithful member and true christian until she was called home to the Great Beyond. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Tuesday, July 2, 1929

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Wednesday, July 3, 1929

Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Charles STURKEN, prominent farmers living three miles south of Rochester, were shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the death of their only son, Frederick [STURKEN], aged nine, which took place at 12:30 at Woodlawn Hospital.
Several weeks ago the youth submitted to an operation for an abcess on his abdomen which developed following an attack of the measles. The operation proved to be successful and he was thought to be on his way to recovery when on Tuesday he was taken suddenly worse. He was again rushed to the hospital where his condition gradually grew worse with death resulting in a few hours.
Frederick, son of Charles and Lillian STURKEN, was born on May 29, 1920. He was a student of the Woodrow school, having passed the third grade and was a member of the Methodist Church in Rochester.
Surviving are his parents and two sisters, Maude [STURKEN] and Mary Frances [STURKEN], both at home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home. Rev. R. H. CROWDER will have charge and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, July 4, 1929

[no paper - holiday]

Friday, July 5, 1929

Ernest R. NEWMAN, aged 53 years, passed away at his home on North Pontiac street at 9:30 o'clock Thursday evening following a year's illness from Bright's disease. The deceased who was the proprietor of the Erie Hotel and restaurant had a wide circle of friends in Rochester and vicinity.
Ernest R., son of Rawleigh and Anna (STONEBECK) NEWMAN was born on May 10, 1876 at Rensselaer, Ind. In the year of 1903 he resided in this city with his parents. For several years he was employed as a traveling salesman and later operated a cafe in Huntington, Ind. Two years ago he removed to Rochester where he purchased and operated the Erie Hotel. Survivors are his mother of this city and one brother, George [NEWMAN], who resides west of Rochester.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Daniel PERRY will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Val Zimmerman funeral apartments. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 6, 1929

Funeral services for Wm. KOUGH, were held last Wednesday morning in St. Ann's Roman Catholic church in charge of Rev. Father BONNEY. Mr. Kough, who was 78 years of age, died of paralysis Monday morning at 8 o'clock. He spent nearly his entire life on a farm west of Kewanna, and for a number of years was employed at the Kewanna elevator. Surviving are the widow and two children, Miss Kate KOUGH, of Fort Wayne, and William KOUGH, of Kewanna. Burial was made in the St. Ann cemetery south of Kewanna.

Paul WINGENT, manager of the M. and M. Store, in this city, has received word of the death of Mrs. J. H. MEREDITH which occurred Friday morning at her home in Columbia City following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Meredith is the mother of Ray MEREDITH, of Plymouth, who is part owner of the M. and M. Store. The store will be closed Monday afternoon from two to three, the hour of the funeral.

Monday, July 8, 1929

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Tuesday, July 9, 1929

Mrs. Cornelia RUSSELL, age 77, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James O. TERRY, four and one-half miles N.E. of Rochester, Sunday evening at 10 o'clock. She had been ill for about six months, suffering from liver trouble and complications.
Cornelia [RAY], daughter of Heman and Mariah RAY, was born near Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, April 16, 1852. Thirty-six years ago she came to Star City from near Finley, O., and resided in the community and with her daughter the remainder of her life. She was married on April 10, 1879, in Arlington, Ohio, to William RUSSELL, who passed away several years ago. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors are five children, Mrs. James O. TERRY, of Rochester, Mrs. William PEEPLES of LaPorte, Clark RUSSELL, of Monterey, Charles [RUSSELL], of Pulaski, and Hugh [RUSSELL] of Thornhope, Indiana. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Star City M.E. church with Rev. HERT of Beaver church officiating. Burial will be made at the Gross cemetery, east of Winamac.

Wednesday, July 10, 1929

Rochester friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Phillip DEMONT, former resident of this city, which occurred Saturday at her home in Michigan City. Burial was made in that city.

Thursday, July 11, 1929

Relatives of Oscar J. COLLINS, former resident of this city, have received word of the death of his sixteen-year-old daughter, Nettie [COLLINS], who was killed in an auto accident near Plentywood, Montana, July 2.

Friday, July 12, 1929

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Ike TUGENRICH, 66, of Nashville, Tenn., a former resident of Rochester. She will be remembered by many friends here. Her maiden name was Ceilia H. HOLZMAN. She died on July 6th at Atlantic City after a prolonged illness. Her family was with her at the end. She was buried at Nashville. Besides her husband and children she is survived by one brother, Lee HOLZMAN, of New York, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida WOLGEMUTH, New York, and Mrs. Clara COHEN, Long Beach, Calif.

Saturday, July 13, 1929

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Monday, July 15 1929

A suit was filed in the circuit court this morning to contest the will of Mrs. Laura Belle WAISNER of Kewanna who died on October 8, 1928. The suit was filed by Mrs. Thadious C. HOOVER of Kokomo and Mrs. Edna WILSON of Kewanna against Mrs. Della STEINHISER of Kewanna executrix of the estate of the deceased. All of the principals in the suit are sisters. The plaintiffs allege that a certain purported will drawn on September 12, 1928 and filed for probate here on October 9, 1928 which will is supposed to be that of their mother which excludes them from sharing in her $7,000 estate is not a true one. The plaintiffs say that the will was obtained from their mother when she was of unsound mind, that it was unduly executed, was executed under duress and that it was obtained by fraud.

Mrs. Charles KNIGHT, of this city, was the recipient of a telegram Monday morning informing her of the death of her grandson, Everett SHRIVER, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett SHRIVER, of Lexington, Missouri. The child, who was about seven years of age, died at 2:30 Monday morning death being due to diabetes. No details were given in the message but it is thought burial will be made in Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Shriver are former residents of this city.

Tuesday, July 16, 1929

Mrs. Cal BECKER, 62, died Monday afternoon at 2:45 after an illness of nine weeks from paralysis. She was well known in the community where she had lived all of her life.
Minta REED BECKER was born in Fulton County on November 15, 1866 the daughter of Alfred and Esther REED. On January 18, 1893 she was married to James C. BECKER who preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Karl R. BECKER of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and a daughter Alice [BECKER] of this city. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 17, 1929

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Thursday, July 18, 1929

Funeral services were held at Monterey today for Mrs. Wesley HOWELL, aged 62, who died Monday after a long illness. The Monterey Eastern Star Lodge was in charge of the services.

Miss Asa SEWELL, aged 51, who lived six miles southeast of Macy in the Ebenezer neighborhood, died at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon the result of burns she received Tuesday morning when a can of kerosene with which she was building a fire, exploded. Miss Sewell sunk into unconsciousness a few hours after the accident and gradually grew weaker until the end from the effects of the mass of burns that covered her body.
The explosion occurred early Tuesday morning when Miss Sewell was starting a fire in the kitchen range, preperatory to getting breakfast. She started the fire by the use of kerosene and in some manner the two gallon can, which she held in her hands, exploded. The contents were hurled over her body and in an instant her clothing was a mass of flames and her entire body was seriously burned before the fire could be extinguished by her brother, Raymond [SEWELL].
Mr. Sewell was badly burned on his hands and arms in an effort to extinguish the fire but it is thought his injuries will not prove serious. It was through the efforts of the neighbors, who were summoned to the scene, that the Sewell home was saved, however, all the contents in the kitchen were destroyed.
Miss Sewell is survived by her invalid mother, her brother, Raymond, and a nephew, Claude SWERS, with whom she made her home, and two sisters, Mrs. Jack SWERS and Mrs. Charles SWERS, of Wabash. The Sewell family had lived in the Ebenezer neighborhood four years, having moved there from east of Roann.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the home and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Roann.

Benjamin NOFTSGER, aged 83, a pioneer settler of Fulton county and for the past 47 years a resident of Rochester, died at his home, 719 Madison street, at 2 o'clock Thursday morning. About seven months ago Mr. Noftsger suffered a stroke of paralysis and this affliction which was accompanied by other diseases of advanced years gradually brought about his death.
Benjamin, son of Nelson M. and Mary CLARK NOFTSGER, was born on a farm in Hamilton county, Ohio, March 17th, 1846, and moved with his parents to Fulton county when but a lad of seven years. When the deceased was 17 years old his father died and for a time he was employed by COWGILL & BEARSS lumber company as a timber buyer. A short time later Noftsger purchased and operated a general store in the Sugar Grove neighborhood during which time he also served as postmaster of that locality.
In the year of 1881, a fire destroyed the Sharon store. Mr. Noftsger then moved to Rochdster where he was engaged in the farming implement business with A. C. MITCHELL as a partner. A short time later he purchased Mr. Mitchell's interest in the store and branched out in the grain business in the year of 1885. Mr. Noftsger's activities in the grain and elevator business expanded to such an extent that he soon relinquished his holding in the implement business to Milo

BRUGH. At one time the deceased was owner of five elevators four of which were disposed of several years ago when he retired from active management of these concerns. The Noftsger's Athens elevator was sold to the Erie R. R., his Tiosa elevator was transferred to George PERSCHBACHER, the Rochester Elevator to the Farmer's Co-operative, the Walnut elevator was traded for farm property. The Loyal elevator is one which is now owned by the deceased.
On November 2nd, 1865, Mr. Noftsger was united in marriage to Sarah Ann MITCHELL, who survives with the following relatives: one son, Bennie E. [NOFTSGER], of Mishawaka; a brother Nahman [NOFTSGER], of this city; a half-brother, Sylvester PERRY, of Columbia City; a half-sister, Mrs. Minerva FERREE, of Warsaw; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be held at 2 o'clock [at the] church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.

Mrs. Michael SNYDER, 72, passed away at her home in Kewanna Wednesday evening, 7 o'clock, following an illness of nine years duration from diseases which followed a stroke of paralysis. The deceased is survived by her husband and a son, David RANS, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at Kewanna Friday afternoon at two o'clock with interment being made at Grass Creek.

Friday, July 19, 1929

J. A. BEANE, of Goshen Ind., owner of the Goshen Democrat, died early Friday morning at his home in Goshen following a long illness of diabetis. He had been afflicted with the disease for several years and gradually became worse during the last week. His death was not unexpected. Mr. Beane was the father of Mrs. Dean L. BARHNART, formerly of Rochester, and was well known in this city where he had visited often. His granddaughter, Mary Louise BARNHART, is visiting in Rochester now.
He was postmaster at Goshen for two terms and had been publisher of the Democrat, succeeding his father the late Billy BEANE, until the newspaper was taken over by his son-in-law, Dean Barnhart. Mr. Beane was a prominent democratic worker and was well known over the state.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Barnhart, and by two sisters and three grandchildren. His wife and a daughter both preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held at Goshen on Monday at three o'clock daylight saving time.

Funeral services for the late Benjamin NOFTSGER, pioneer resident and grain dealer of this county who died at his home on Madison street Thursday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist Church. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Noftsger home until the hour of the funeral.

Joseph H. TRACY, aged 73, well known farmer residing one and one-half miles southeast of Akron, passed away at his home at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening. Death resulted from stomach trouble, the deceased having suffered from this disease for the past two or three years, although his condition was not regarded as alarming until the last few days.

Joseph H., son of James and Catherine TRACY, was born on a farm near Gilead Jan. 4, 1856. On Dec. 21, 1878, he united in marriage to Francis Elizabeth EDWARDS, the ceremony taking place at Gilead. For a number of years he was engaged in the occupation of farming near Gilead, later he owned and operated a hardware store in Macy and upon the disposal of this business he moved near Akron where he again took up farming. Mr. Tracy was an active member of the Methodist church and for nine years served as superintendent of the Gilead M.E. Sunday school. Surviving with the widow are two daughters, Mrs. Roy MILLER, of Gilead; Mrs. Frank MADEFORD, of Akron; one son, Warren TRACY, of Peru, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Akron Mthodist church. The services will be in charge of Rev. A. C WEICHMEIER, of Elkhart, former pastor of the Akron church. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Frances STUBBS, aged 67, well known resident of Kewanna, died at one o'clock Friday morning at her home in that city following an illness of several weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases.
Mary Frances ROHRER was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on March 2, 1862, and when only two years of age moved with her parents to Kosciusko county. Sixteen years later the family came to Fulton county and since that time had resided here and all of her married life was spent in Kewanna. On March 3, 1883, she was married to Edward STUBBS who passed away just three months and three days ago.
When only a small child she united with the Seven Day Adventist church but after moving to Kewanna she changed her membership to the Baptist church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bessie McVAY, and a son, Fred STUBBS, both of Kewanna; a step-son, Leslie STUBBS, of Mentone, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Mattie McINTYRE, of Delong. A sister, Mrs. Nancy BROWN, of Mentone and two grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence with Rev. FOX in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, July 20, 1929

Mrs. Alice DOWNEY, aged 82 years, died at 4 o'cloock Friday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. W. HATHAWAY, of Peru, death resulting from complications which accompanied her advanced years. Mrs. Downey had lived in or near Rochester practically all of her life and was well known among the older residents of this city.
Alice [GUYER], daughter of Benagah and Anne MARTINDALE GUYER, was born June 10th, 1847, on a farm near Denver, Ind., and on March 30th, 1860, she was united in marriage to William G. DOWNEY. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Christian church. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Arthur WARD, of Britton, Okla.; four half-brothers, three half-sisters, two granddaughters, Mrs. Edward DELP and Mrs. Robert RAPP, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Maude SPENCER.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. TITUS will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rochester Christian church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 22, 1929

Gus SHOTT, aged 63, for thirty years foreman in charge of the Rochester section of the Chicago and Erie railroad was found dead in the back yard of his home at 230 West Third Street at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night by his wife after she had gone in search of her husband when she became alarmed at his absence. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and pronounced death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Shott's death was entirely unexpected and came as a shock to his family and many friends in this city.
Mr. Shott, whose work during the past few weeks had overtaxed his strength, had been sitting on the porch of his home with his wife Sunday evening. About 8:15 he got up after hearing a disturbance among his chickens and went to investigate. Mrs. Shott did not think anything of the occurrence when her husband did not return, thinking that perhaps he had walked to the Erie depot as was his almost nightly custom to chat with his friends and to examine his company mail.
Mrs. Shott retired but became alarmed when her husband did not return after 11 o'clock. Walking to the back yard of her home she found her husband had fallen dead on the cement walk, his body partially resting against the fence around the chicken yard. Mrs. Shott summoned help. The body of her husband was carried into the home. Coroner Stinson was called and after an examination declared Mr. Shott's death had occurred three hours before his body was found.
Gustav Frederick SHOTT was born in Streino, Province of Prussia, Germany, on Oct. 9, 1865, and came to this country with his parents, Frederick and Dora SHOTT, when he was but two years of age. His family settled on a farm near North Judson. When he was 16 years of age Mr. Shott accepted employment with the Erie railroad, successfully holding foremanships of road maintenance men on the sections at North Judson, Leiters Ford, Delong, Monterey and Rochester. His section at Rochester won several prizes offered by the Erie.
Survivors are the widow who was Cordelia PONTIOUS, whom he married in this city on January 3, 1901, two sons, Robert [SHOTT], of Chicago, and Hubert [SHOTT], South Bend, two daughters, Mrs. Forest MOORE, of South Bend, and Mrs. Russell MURPHY, of this city, five brothers, Henry [SHOTT], John [SHOTT], Robert [SHOTT] and William [SHOTT] of North Judson, and Charles [SHOTT] of Monterey, and one sister, Mrs. Joe EGGERT, of Medaryville, and two grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran church at North Judson and the Railroad Mens Benefit Association of Huntington. Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as word is received from relatives at distant points.

Robert JENKINS, aged 34 years, for several years a resident of the Marshtown neighborhood, passed away in Mishawaka at one o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his mother. Death resulted from tuberculosis after an illness of over six years duration.
The deceased is survived by the widow who was Miss Sylvia RHODES, of Royal Center, his mother, a brother, Hugh JENKINS, and three children, all of Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at the Fulton United Brethren church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Tuesday, July 23, 1929

Funeral services for the late Gus SHOTT, who was found dead Sunday night by his wife, will be held from his home at 220 West Third Street at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Paul MADER, pastor of the Lutheran church, will be in charge assisted by Rev. D. S. PERRY of the Presbyterian church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Dr. C. J. LORING, 78, for years a well known physician and surgeon of Rochester, passed away at 1:00 p.m. this morning at his home at 1028 Main Street, after a lengthy illness. His death had not been unexpected as he had been bedfast since April 12th and had been in poor health for nearly a year before that. Death was due to complications arising from old age. He was well known over the county where he spent nearly fifty years in the practice of medicine and where he played a leading part in the political and civic life.
Dr. Charles J. LORING was born in Grant county, Indiana, September 22, 1850, the son of John and Nancy CAIN LORING. He moved with his parents to Monterey in 1872. His early manhood was spent on a farm and also at teaching school, but he soon developed a liking for study. He entered and later graduated from Indiana Medical College in 1880. He started to practice in Richland township but in 1883 he moved to Rochester where he built up a large practice. He served as surgeon for the Chicago and Erie and the L. E. & W. railroads for a period of more than 40 years.
Dr. Loring was always a prominent member of the Republican party in the county and state and in 1894 was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives where he served one term. He was a very active member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in which organization he at various times held all offices in the subordinate lodge. He was a member of the grand lodge of the state. In 1890 he became a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and took an active interest in that organization. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for years.
In 1879 he was united in marriage with Agusta BAIR who died in 1881, leaving an infant daughter, Dessa A. [LORING]. In 1882 he married Mrs. Malinda THOMPSON PHILLIPS who preceded him in death in December 1921.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dessa A. HOWELL, who has lived at home caring for her father recently, one granddaughter, Mrs. J. S. BARTHOLOMEW, of Rockford, Ill, two sisters, Mrs. Mary CROMLEY, Burr Oak, Ind., Mrs. Hulda MARTIN, of Plymouth, and one brother Hon. H. H. LORING, of Valparaiso.
The funeral will be held at the home on Thursday afternoon at w:30. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Charles Junior [MONTEL], 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank MONTEL, of three miles east and one mile south of Silver Lake, was drowned Monday morning about 11:30 o'clock when he fell into a three-foot tank of water while playing with his older brother, Ernest.
The baby, the youngest of six children in the Montel family, had been playing about the tank in the yeard of the Montel home. He had been missed about 15 minutes when he was found by his 7-year-old brother, Ernest.
The tank is built down into the ground and it was an easy matter for the child to fall over and into the galvanized container. A physician was called immediately but all efforts to revive the child were futile. The body was taken to the Laketon Undertaking Home where it was prepared for burial.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. MONTEL and the following brothers and sisters, Beulah [MONTEL], Edward [MONTEL], Ernest [MONTEL], Marjory [MONTEL] and Walter [MONTEL]. Mr. Montel is engaged as a contractor at Griffith. He was not at home at the time of the accident.

Wednesday, July 24, 1929

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Thursday, July 25, 1929

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock for Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, aged 78, of Monterey, who died Tuesday following an illness of two years with heart trouble. The services were conducted at the Monterey Methodist Church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford, in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was the widow of the late Finley JOHNSON who passed away thirteen years ago. Surviving is one son, Simon [JOHNSON], of Monterey.

Friday, July 26, 1929

Mrs. William C. EWING has received word of the death of her step-father, H. E. MOELLER, which occurred Thursday at his home in Westpoint, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Sunday in Westpoint.

Elbert E. CLARY, aged 73, well known resident of this city, died at 3:30 Friday morning at his home at 312 West Fourth Street following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered a week ago. Mr. Clary had been in ill health for some time but his condition had only been considered serious one week.
Mr. Clary was born at Logansport and spent his boyhood in that community. For many years he lived on a farm between Kewanna and Winamac and during that time served as county commissioner in Pulaski county for several terms. Thirty yeas ago he moved from Kewanna to Rochester and had resided here since that time. When he first moved to this city he was engaged in the ice business for a short time, later purchasing a livery stable which he continued to operate for 20 years.
When a young man he was married to Miss Nevada WILLIAMS who died on March third, 1921. He then married Mrs. Sabithia FAREE who survives. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and attended the United Brethren Church.
Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. B. GOODENOW, of Los Angeles, California, and two sons, Harvey CLARY, of Rochester, and George CLARY of Chicago; two brothers, John [CLARY] and Bert CLARY, of Logansport, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the Presbyterian Church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Richard F. SPOHN, 73, well known worker for the Salvation Army, and long a resident of Rochester, died Thursday night at his home in Plymouth following several months illness from paralysis. Mr. Spohn was a familiar figure in Rochester for years due to his work with the Army and to his other religious and organization activities. Only recently he moved to Plymouth to make his home where he found a new field for his religious endeavors. He was a painter by trade but

most of his time was spent in ministerial work. He was looked upon as a minister and religious leader in several quarters in the community.
He was born in the Burton neighborhood, the son of Henry and Susanah SPOHN, and fifty years ago moved to Rochester. He was married in this city to Persilla SPOHN.
The funeral will be held in Rochester at the United Brethren church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Spohn several weeks ago requested that Rev. H. E. BUTLER preach his funeral sermon and this request will be complied with by his old friend. Burial in the Citizens cemetery.

Mrs. Mary A. RUSSELL, 91 years of age, died at the home of her son, Lester HEETER, Ohio Street, East Rochester, at 7:00 o'clock Thursday evening. Death resulted from complications inherent with advanced years from which she had suffered for the past three months. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester and the immediate vicinity for practically all of her life.
Mary A. [WAGONER], daughter of William and Mary WAGONER, was born on a farm in Miami county on Nov. 15, 1837, and upon reaching maturity was united in marriage to John B. HEETER who preceded her in death. Two sons, Francis [HEETER] and Leslie HEETER, both of this city, survive this union. The deceased later married Zane RUSSELL and raised five step-children. Mr. Russell passed away about seven years ago. Mrs. Russell was a member of the Church of God and was an active worker in this religious organization until overtaken by ill health.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. OLDEN of Akron will be held at the White church, Athens, Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Barbara Ruth KESSLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett KESSLER, who lives on a farm four miles northeast of this city, died early this morning, a few hours after it was born. Burial was made this afternoon in the Odd Fellows cemetery after a short service at the home conducted by Rev. Daniel PERRY.

Saturday, July 27, 1929

A post mortem examination was made of the body of the late Gus SHOTT at the request of his family. The coroner's report shows that death was due to apoplexy. The doctors performing the autopsy found that Mr. Shott had a large tumor which lay between his stomach and liver. The presence of the tumor was unknown to Mr. Shott. Doctors said the tumor was caused by heavy lifting. Mr. Shott was found dead last Sunday night in the backyard of his home on West Third Street by his widow when she went in search of her husband when he failed to return home after several hours absence.

Amos C. SARVER, aged 67, passed away at his home two miles northeast of this city at 8:30 Friday evening. Death resulted from illness which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered six months ago. Mr. Sarver's condition became critical last Wednesday when he lapsed into unconsciousness and gradually grew weaker until the end. The deceased was an active worker in the Rochester township farmers organizations and for a number of years was chairman of the various institute programs held in this city.
Amos C., son of Wesley E. and Mary MEYERS SARVER, was born in Cass county on February 25, 1862. For several years he resided in Cass county and Peru where he followed the occupation of a carpenter. On October 7, 1894 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth WERNER, the ceremony taking place in Rochester. The deceased had been a resident of Rochester township since 1920. Mr. Sarver was a member of the Peru Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. lodge also of that city. Surviving with the widow are two sisters, Mrs. Arthur LONG, and Mrs. Rose HORTON, both of Twelve Mile, and four brothers, Peter [SARVER], Newton [SARVER] and Lester [SARVER], all of Perrysburg and Frank SARVER, of Kokomo. A son, Alonzo D. [SARVER], died in the service of his country at Camp Shelby, Miss., in the year of 1918.
Funeral service in charge of Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH, of Elkhart, will be held at the Rochester Methodist church Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Mary WEAVER, aged 75, well known resident of Akron where practically all of her life was spent, died at eight o'clock Friday evening at her home on North Mishawaka Street in Akron, death being due to paralysis. Mrs. Weaver had been in ill health for the past two years but her condition had only been serious a month.
The deceased [Mary BERLIN] was born on May 28, 1854 on a farm one and one-half miles east of Akron on what is now known as the Chester MORRIS farm. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rachel BERLIN and all her life was spent in the Akron community with the exception of three years spent in Kansas. On December 15, 1872 she was married to Francis Marion WEAVER. Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Akron Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid society of that church.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. R. R. CARR, of Rochester, and Miss Jane WEAVER, of Warsaw; a son, Dean D. WEAVER, of Battle Creek, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Susan HENDRICKSON of Rochester and Mrs. Jennie ESSIG, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the home with Rev. R. H. WEHRLEY, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, July 29, 1929

J. D. BONINE, aged 82, a resident of Rochester for 20 years during which time he and his son, Wyle [BONINE], operated the Arlington Hotel, died Saturday evening at 7:30 at his home in Vandalia, Michigan. Death was due to heart trouble and complications which developed following injuries he received in an automobile accident near Argos early in May.
Mr. Bonine had been in ill health ever since the accident but his condition was not considered serious and his death came as a shock to his relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wyle BONINE returned Saturday evening from a visit with his father and within a short time after their arrival home received word of his death.
The deceased was born and raised on a farm near Vandalia, Michigan and for many years operated a hotel in Three Rivers, Michigan. In 1909 he came to Rochester and assisted by his son, Wyle, operated the ARLINGTON HOTEL, retiring the first of May when the hotel was taken over by John BARRETT.
Mr. Bonine's first wife died a short time after moving to Rochester and several years later he married Mrs. Lennie MITCHELL, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Bonine have gone to Vandalia for a number of years to spend their summers having maintained a home there on a part of the Bonine homestead.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Wyle Bonine, of this city; two grandsons, Wyle G. BONINE, of Chicago, and Ernest [BONINE], of Rochester; two step-children, Annabelle [MITCHELL] and Harry MITCHELL, of Chicago.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at eleven o'clock at the Bonine home in Vandalia and burial was made in Cassopolis. A number of Rochester people attended the services.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Burr Oak followed by burial in the cemetery at Richland Center for Abednego FLORENCE, aged 57, who committed suicide on his farm two miles north of Burr Oak Friday morning by shooting himself through the right temple with a 22 caliber rifle. Florence for several years lived on a farm four miles northeast of this city in the McKinley neighborhood.
It was considered likely that Coroner Ralph JOHNSON of Plymouth would pronounce the death a suicide. Florence was found about a half-mile from his farm by a daughter. He was placed in an ambulace and driven to Culver but lived only a few hours. The dead man's family disputed the theory that Mr. Florence killed himself stating that he accidentally shot himself while hunting squirrels.
Florence has been in ill health for the past six months which condition had made him very despondent his famly said Saturday. A few months ago he had been heard to make the remark while attending a funeral at the Richland Center Cemetery that "soon I'll be there too." Florence for many years was a clown with the Wallace-Hagenbeck Circus.
Surviving him are his wife Bertha [FLORENCE] and six children, Mable [FLORENCE], who lives in Mishawaka, Edna SMITH, Minny [FLORENCE], Nora Bell [FLORENCE], Robert [FLORENCE] and Richard [FLORENCE]. A grandson, LeRoy [FLORENCE], also survives.

Tuesday, July 30, 1929

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of Mart VAGLE west of Monterey, for his brother, John VAGLE, aged 69, who died Saturday following an illness of two years with dropsy. Rev. H. L. ADAMS of Leiters Ford, officiated and burial was made in the Monterey cemetery.
The deceased was born at Monterey the son of Debalt and Mary VAGLE and his entire life had been spent in that community. Surviving are one brother, Mart, of Monterey, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah SHAKES, of Plymouth.

Coming as a shock to his relatives and friends is the death of Emerson PYLE, aged 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley PYLE, 1222 Franklin Avenue, of this city, which occurred at four o'clock Tuesday morning at the Grant Park Hospital, in Chicago, death being due to double pneumonia.
The youth, who had held a position with the Standard Oil Company in Chicago for the past two years, became ill last week and on Friday night friends of his sent word for his mother to come and care for him. She departed for Chicago early Saturday morning and on Sunday he was removed to the hospital where every effort possible was made to save his life. A trained nurse was in constant attendance and his mother and brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald PYLE, were at his bedside when the end came.
Charles Emerson PYLE was born on a farm west of Rochester on May fourth, 1908, the son of Charles and Mary PYLE, and all his life had been spent in this community, with the exception of the two years he was in Chicago. He attended the city schools here and was a member of the local chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity.
Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Donald [PYLE] and Robert [PYLE], both of this city, and an aunt, Miss Claudia KIRKENDALL.
The body will arrive in this city early Wednesday morning and will be taken to the home of his parents. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Wednesday, July 31, 1929

Funeral services for Emerson PYLE, aged 21, who died Monday morning at the Grant Park Hospital in Chicago following a few days illness with tonsillar infection and pneumonia, will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley PYLE, 1222 Franklin Avenue. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Thursday, August 1, 1929

Charles WISELY of Kewanna received word yesterday of the death of his brother, aged 74, who lives near Osceola.

Friday, August 2, 1929

Mrs. Agnes WILLIAMSON, aged 75, five miles south of Fulton, dropped dead Thursday afternoon while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Cover at Twelve Mile, death being due to a heart attack. Mrs. Williamson had been under the doctor's care for several months but her condition was not considered serious.
The deceased [Agnes PILTON] was born in Cass county on June 7, 1854, the daughter of Aaron and Jean PILTON. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to J. J. WILLIAMSON and her entire life had been spent in Cass county. The Williamson farm home is five miles south of Fulton on State road 25.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Samuel COVER, of Twelve Mile; Mrs. Ida ROBINSON, of Peru; two sons, Gilbert [WILLIAMSON], of South Bend; and A. J. WILLIAMSON, of Casper, Wyoming, who is visiting here.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

Saturday, August 3, 1929

Friends in Kewanna have received word that Rev. John P. SHAGLEY, aged 79, of Kewanna, former minister of the Kewanna Methodist church, committed suicide last Sunday morning by hanging himself. Grief over the death of his wife who died May 5 just a few days after they had observed their 49th anniversary of their marriage is believed to have caused Rev. Shagley to become deranged.

Mrs. Rose EDDINGER, aged 62, widow of the late Elmer M. EDDINGER prominent Mentone banker, died Friday afternoon at 4:30 at her home in Mentone, death being due to paralysis. Mrs. Eddinger had been in ill health since Christmas but her condition had only been considered serious for three weeks.
The deceased was born on August 23, 1867 at Sevastepool, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton HIRE. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Elmer M. EDDINGER, who passed away seven years ago. All her married life was spent in Mentone where she was a member of the Baptist Church and Eastern Star Lodge.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. I. NELSON, of Mentone, Mrs. William NYE, of Warsaw and Mrs. Oliver GROVE, of Rochester; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. NICHOLS and Mrs. R. E. RINER, and a brother, H. L. HIRE, all of Sevastepool.
Funeral services will be conducted at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Mentone Baptist Church. Rev. SQUIBBS will officiate and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Eddinger residence until the hour of the funeral.

Emanuel MILLER, aged 40, prominent farmer living three and one-half miles south of Akron on the Gilead road, died Saturday morning at 2:30 the result of injuries he received when he was kicked in the stomach by a mule last Monday. Mr. Miller underwent an operation for appendicitis a few months ago and had not entirely recovered when he received the blow Monday between the incision in his side and stomach. Peritonitis developed which caused his death.
Mr. Miller received his injuries when he attempted to adjust a tug which had come unhitched from one of the single trees on the binder which he was using to cut oats. He was walking in behind the mule when the animal kicked to get rid of a large horse fly and struck Miller a terrific blow.
The deceased was born at Gilead on August 13, 1889, the son of Byron and Adeline MILLER and his entire life had been spent in that community. On Aug. 31, 1914, he was married to Miss Orpha HOFFMAN. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 354, at Gilead.
Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Adeline MILLER, of Three Rivers, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. Edna TULLIS, of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mrs. Pete EILER, of Warsaw, and one brother, Roy MILLER, of Gilead.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church with Rev. N. E. GILLILAND in charge. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Lee R. FINNEY, aged 55, of Culver, died in the Woodlawn Hospital at 1 o'clock this morning from injuries which he received Wednesday afternoon in an automobile accident three miles south of this city on Federal Road 31 when a limousine driven by him and owned by Mrs. Elizabeth MARMON of Indianapolis crashed into the side of a loaded gravel truck driven by Harley NELLANS of this city. Death was due to a bursted liver doctors stated.
Coroner A. E. STINSON will conduct his inquest into the fatal accident as soon as Mrs. Elizabeth Marmon of Indianapolis, by whom Mr. Finney was employed as a chauffeur and who also was badly hurt in the accident is able to testify. Mr. Finney was injured when driving Mrs. Marmon back to her summer home at Culver after they had spent the day in Indianapolis where Mrs. Marmon had been called on a business mission.
Mr. Finney stated that when he approached the crossroads he blew the horn on the Marmon limousine as a warning but that Mr. Nellans failed to wait for the limousine which was being driven at a rate of speed estimated at 50 miles an hour. Nellans, in speaking of the accident, stated he thought he had plenty of time to clear the crossing over the paved federal highway before the limousine would reach it.
The limousine crashed into the side of the gravel truck with sufficient force as to push the loaded truck into a cornfield at the northeast intersection of the road. Mr. Finney received his injuries when his body struck the steering wheel after the collision. He was brought to the Woodlawn hospital here where doctors from the first despaired of saving his life.
Very little is known as to life of Mr. Finney. For many years he operated a boat line on Lake Maxinkuckee and 20 years ago accepted employment with Mrs. Marmon both as chauffeur and as caretaker of her summer home at Culver. He was a faithful and trusted servant who will be missed greatly by the Marmon family so stated Mrs. James FESSLER of Indianapolis, daughter of Mrs. Marmon, this morning.
Mr. Finney was a bachelor. His only known survivor is a brother who is in a private sanitarium in Indianapolis where he was being kept at the expense of his dead brother. Mr. Finney was a veteran of the Spanish-American war. He was a member of the Culver Masonic Lodge. The body was removed this morning to a Culver undertaking parlor. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Marmon Cottage with burial in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Attaches at the Woodlawn Hospital this morning stated that Mrs. Marmon had spent a very restful night, in fact the best one since she had been confined in the hospital. Barring unforseen complications the aged widow should recover. No attempt has been made to make x-ray pictures of Mrs. Marmon's skull which is believed to have been fractured. Mrs. Marmon received cuts on the head in the accident which practically scalped her. Mrs. Marmon feels deeply the loss of her trusted employee Mr. Finney.

Monday, August 5, 1929

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 6, 1929

Joseph GROSS, well known farmer of Newcastle township, passed away at his home 2-1/2 miles southeast of Talma Monday night at 11:50 o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble, the deceased having been in ill health since last September.
The deceased was born in Ohio on Nov. 20, 1851, and when still quite young moved to Indiana where he followed the occupation of farming. Mr. Gross had been a resident of the Talma neighborhood for the past 37 years. In the year of 1873 he was united in marriage to Dora SMITH, the ceremony taking place at Tippecanoe. The deceased's first wife died several years ago. In the year of 1922 he was united in marriage to Charlotte SQUIBBS, who also preceded him in death. Mr. Gross was again married in 1924 to Palipha WAGONER, who survives with the following children by his first marriage: Mrs. Mary HORN and Jacob GROSS, both of Talma and Mrs. Louise DAVIS, of Hammond. A son William [GROSS] preceded his father in death. Mr. Gross was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Suneral services will be held Thursday afternoon two o'clock at the Mentone Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Albert B. CHIPMAN, judge of the Marshall county circuit court and former resident of Akron, who with Dr. F. E. BROAD, of Plymouth, were attending the Citizens' Training Camp at Knox, Kentucky, was called home Saturday night in response to word that his sister had been killed in an automobile accident at her home in Erie, Pa. With his wife he left immediately for that city where funeral services were held Monday.

Funeral services were held in Plymouth at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson funeral home for True STOUT, aged 24, son of H. F. STOUT, of Rochester, who died Sunday following an illness of several weeks with tuberculosis. Burial was made in Plymouth.
The youth was a graduate of the Plymouth high school and was a prominent figure on Plymouth basketball and baseball teams until about a year ago. His mother died last December and the father moved to Rochester. Mr. Stout is a game warden and resides at the corner of Tenth and Madison streets in this city. Besides the father he is survived by two brothers, Jack [STOUT] and Donald [STOUT].

Wednesday, August 7, 1929

Mrs. Guy HOLLOWAY, aged 50, died this morning at a sanitarium in Cleveland, Ohio, according to word received here by relatives, death being due to tuberculosis. Mrs. Holloway had been in ill health for a year but her condition had only been considered serious for a few weeks. Six weeks ago the Holloway family went to Cleveland where Mrs. Holloway entered the sanitarium.
She was born in Willard, Ohio, her maiden name being Clara ARTZ, and practically all of her life had been spent in Ohio and Alabama. Two months ago Mr. and Mrs. Holloway and family returned from Citronelle, Alabama, to the home of his mother in Talma and while enroute here a daughter, Carol [HOLLOWAY], died of the same disease.
Surviving are the husband, who was born and raised at Talma, three daughters, Marion [HOLLOWAY], Verne [HOLLOWAY] and Mardell [HOLLOWAY]. The body will be brought to this city Thursday and funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the Nichols church near Talma. Rev. SHIPLEY will officiate and burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Reuben R. CARR, aged 65, judge of the Fulton circuit court, died at his home, 930 Monroe Street, at 9:15 o'clock this morning. Death was due to hardening of the arteries and dropsy. He had been ill for the past eight years and bedfast during the greater portion of the time since last December. Judge Carr had consulted many well known specialists but none were able to help him. Judge Carr was in a coma since Monday night.
The deceased was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 2, 1864, the son of M. L. and Olive CARR. He received his preliminary education in the grade and high school at Chalmers and when eighteen years of age learned the telegraphers trade and worked at this occupation for several railroad systems.
Becoming disatisfied with his occupation Judge Carr took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in the Cass County Circuit Court in 1895. He then formed a partnership with his brother, Benjamin CARR, now the judge of the White County Circuit Court, under the firm name of CARR and CARR and this partnership continued at Monticello until 1898.
For several years thereafter Judge Carr acted as telegrapher and relief agent for the Chicago and Erie railroad at Akron. Later he opened a law office at Akron and it was here that he first started his political career. He was appointed county attorney for two terms by a republican board of county commissioners. Judge Carr also made two unsuccessful races for prosecutor on the republican ticket. While in Akron Judge Carr had as his law partner Attorney Albert CHIPMAN, now judge of the Marshall county circuit court.
In 1914 he ran on the republican ticket for judge of the 41st Judicial district at that time composed of Marshall and Fulton counties, but was defeated by Attorney S. N. STEVENS, of Plymouth. In 1920 Judge Carr again ran for the judgeship of the two counties and defeated Judge Stevens. In 1926 he was re-elected judge of the district, defeating Attorney Adam WISE, of Plymouth. In 1927 the legislature divided the 41st Judicial district, making a separate circuit court for both Fulton and Marshall counties.
Judge Carr was always a public spirited citizen and while a resident of Akron helped to organize the Akron Light Heat and Power Company, The Akron Telephone Exchange and the Akron Milling Company. He was the prime mover in the organization of the State Bank of Akron and the Insurance Exchange.
Reuben R. Carr is an excellent example of a self-made man. What Judge Carr gained he acquired solely through his own efforts and all honors that have been conferred upon him were justly deserved. His decisions on the bench marked him as a wise and able jurist. He acted as judge in a number of criminal cases but never did impose the death penalty on any man.
He was married on October 30, 1895, to Floy W. WEAVER, the daughter of Frank WEAVER, of Akron, who survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. Willis ROBERTS, of South Bend, and Mrs. Dennis DEEDS, of this city, and two brothers, Judge Ben CARR, of Monticello, and Luther CARR and several half-brothers and sisters who reside in White county.
Judge Carr was a member of the Masonic fraternity. His membership was in the Blue Lodge at Akron, Royal Arch Chapter of Rochester, the Commandery at Warsaw, and the Consistory at Fort Wayne. He was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Akron. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Akron.
At the request of the deceased the funeral services will be held from the Fulton Circuit Court room at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. James NIVEN of Bedford in charge. Warsaw Commandery Knights Templar will conduct the services at the graveside.
The Fulton County Bar Association met this morning in the circuit court room soon after Judge Carr had passed away. They passed a resolution to be forwarded to the member of the late jurist's family. They also appointed committees to assist at the funeral. The bar association also ordered that all bar associations in surrounding counties should be notified as to the death of Judge Carr.

Thursday, August 8, 1929

The body of the late Reuben R. CARR, for the last nine years judge of the Fulton circuit court who died at his home in this city early Wednesday morning, will lie in state in the court room over which he presided for so many years from 10 o'clock Friday morning until the hour of the services at 3 p.m. The corpse will be guarded by members of the Warsaw Commandry of Knight Templars of which unit the judge was a member. The Templars will have charge of the services at the graveside.
Rev. James NIVEN of Bedford former pastor of the Baptist Church here will be in charge of the services assisted by Rev. Mahlon KRAUSE of Lutesville, Mo., former pastor of the First Methodist Church at Akron was was a personal friend of the deceased jurist. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.
The funeral services are being held in the circuit court room in compliance to a request which

Judge Carr made during his last illness. But two other funeral services have ever been held in the court room here. They were for the late Judge Isaiah CONNER and Attorney Henry BIBLER.
During the hour of the funeral business in this city will be suspended. The flag in front of the court house has been placed at half mast. Delegations from bar associations in surrounding counties will attend the funeral as will representatives of the various Masonic organizations of which Judte Carr was a member.
The following tribute was paid to the late judge by the editor of the Plymouth Pilot:
"Firm in his convictions and unafraid to voice his views, Judge Carr won the respect and esteem of his political foes as well as those of like faith and all were his friends. He made sure he was right and then went ahead, firm in the belief that success always came to the deserving person who expected it. In a fight he put every ounce of his power and always fought fair and, whether successful or unsuccessful, his opponents always were respected as much or more by the judge after the counsel than before and he came through with the respect and friendship of his opponents."
This tribute appeared in the Monticello Journal paper is published in the former home of Judge R. R. Carr:
"Although Reuben Carr, a self educated man with hardly more than a common school training, did not have as deep and profound knowledge of the law as some jurists, he proved to be one of the best judges of points of law in the state. His fearless and uncompromising devotion to what he believed to be right won him a tremendous following. He had the happy faculty of maintaining his interest in the people. He enjoyed nothing better than talking with his friends and more than one farmer, arriving home late, excused himself to his wife as he hurried out to do the evening's chores by saying that he had gotten interested in talking to the Judge and hadn't noticed how the time had slipped by."

Friday, August 9, 1929

Friends in this city have received word of the death of Charles McCLURE of Peru, owner of the Marietta cottage on the east side of the lake, which occurred in Peru yesterday morning after a long illness. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning from the St. Charles Catholic Church in Peru.

The body of the late Reuben R. CARR, judge of the Fulton Circuit court, who died at his home 930 South Monroe Street, Wednesday morning after a long illness, was moved to the court room over which he presided for so many years at 10 o'clock this morning where it lay in state until the hour of the funeral at 3 p.m. Burial was made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
The funeral arrangements for the deceased jurist were carried out to every detail possible, according to the wishes expressed by Judge Carr to his widow several weeks ago when he realized that death was only a matter of hours. At his request the services were held in the court room in charge of Rev. James NIVEN, of Bedford, former pastor of the Baptist church here, assisted by Rev. Mahlon KRAUSE, of Lutesville, Mo., former pastor of the Methodist church at Akron who was a personal friend of the deceased.
The casket, a beautiful metalic one, was placed in front of the judges bench over which Judge Carr had so often dispensed justice. The casket was surrounded by many beautiful floral tributes, more tributes, perhaps, than were ever contributed before in the history of the county. An especially beautiful one was sent by the members of the Fulton County Bar Association. During the time the body was lying in state an organ was played in a room adjoining the court room.
The bier was guarded by members of the Warsaw Commandery of the Knights Templars of which Judge Carr was a member. The Templars at the judge's expressed desire had charge of the services at the graveside in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The judge was dressed in his Knight Templar uniform. Local Knight Templars also joined with the members of the Warsaw commandery as they marched to the cemetery.
Business was suspended in this city during the hour of the funeral. All stores were closed as were the offices in the court house and the city hall. Delegations from Bar Associations in Cass, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, St. Joseph, White, Wabash, Miami and Kosciusko counties attended the funeral. The court room was filled to its capacity during the time of the services.

Saturday, August 10, 1929

Reuben R. CARR, late judge of the Fulton circuit court, who died at his home here on Wednesday was buried Friday with honors appropriate to a man who had won his station in life. Such pomp and such solemnity never before marked a funeral in the history of the county as that which was accorded Judge Carr. Besides the relatives, friends and foes politically were gathered to pay homage.
The funeral services were held from the court room at the request of Judge Carr. The body lay in state at the courthouse from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. the hour of the services. The casket, a beautiful metallic one, was banked with flowers. It was placed directly in front of the judges bench. During the five hours the body lay in state it was guarded by uniformed members of the Warsaw Commandery of Knights Templars of which organization the dead jurist was a member.
During the five hours the public was permitted to view the body of Judge Carr, many persons passed the bier. Among those was noted many widows who had been given a kindly ear by Judge Carr when they pleaded for an increase in their pensions for the support of their children so that they would not have to be sent to some state institution.
Another who was seen to stay around the courthouse throughout the six hours Judge Carr's body was there was a touseled headed barefooted boy who had been befriended by the judge on several occasions and who considered the jurist his one and only friend. The lad passed the bier many times and as the casket was carried down the stairs from the courthouse watched the descent leaning far over one of the railings. The lad was also one at the graveside walking the entire distance to the cemetery.
The funeral service was delivered by Rev. James NIVEN of Bedford, former pastor of the Baptist church here at the request of Judge Carr. In his opening statement Rev. Niven quoted from Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar," stating he believed that Judge Carr put out on the great adventure without a fear that he could face the great judge of the universe and be returned the victor.
Rev. Niven also dwelt upon the majesty of God and the wonders he had performed for the benefit of all mankind. He also spoke on the subject of the immortality of man. In his closing statement, Rev. Niven told of his personal observations of the late jurist stating that while he had imperfections his good characteristics overshadowed them. He also told of the judge's love for his family and friends.
Preceding the service Rev. Mahlon KRAUSE of Lutesville, Mo., former pastor of the Akron Methodist church, and a personal friend of Judge Carr, offered a prayer. The Manitou Quartette rendered several very beautiful numbers. As the immediate family of the judge who had been grouped together in the judges private chambers passed from the court room the audience stood up in respect to them until they had left the court house.
The cortege moved slowly through the streets of the city to the Odd Fellows cemetery. Employees of the stores in the city who could not get into the court room and other residents paused for a moment as the cortege moved along its way. The immediate family of the late judge were in cars which were back of the hearse. In autos back of these were the various county officials and members of the local bar association who were grouped together during the funeral services in the cour room.
At the cemetery the Knights Templar had charge rendering their beautiful burial ceremony. The pallbearers, all knights, were former neighbors of Judge Carr at Akron who had taken the various degrees with him at Warsaw. The pallbearers were E. A. GAST, Dr. W. E. HOSMAN, W. C. MILLER, R. Roy JONES, Everett O. STRONG and Roy MORRIS. Knights from Warsaw, Plymouth, Rochester and Akron were present.
The following relatives and friends attended the funeral: Rev. and Mrs. M. H. KRAUSE, of Lutesville, Mo.., Rev. James NIVEN, of Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Leland CRANMER and Mrs. O. O. CARR, of Chicago; Mrs. Ella BRANDENBERG, of Wichita, Kansas; John CARR, of Jacksonville, Miss., Mrs. J. A. BRENNON and daughter, Eileen [BRENNON], of Benton Harbor, Mich., Mrs. Jennie ESSIG and daughter, Mrs. Opal ZEBRING, of Kalamazoo, Mich, Mr. and Mrs. Dean D. WEAVER and daughter, Dorothy [WEAVER], of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Clem LOVALL, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur VOIGHT, John M. SIMPSON, E. H. HENDERSON and Wilby EVANS, all of South Bend, Judge Ben F. CARR and C. W. CARSON, of Monticello, Miss Maude DAVIDSON, of Delphi, Misses Irene [WHITESIDE] and Marie WHITESIDE, of Logansport, Mrs. Zenith CARR and daughter, Mary [CARR], of Reynolds, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. J. B. CARR, of Peru, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley CROW, of Bloomington, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. BROWN, of Winamac, Dick CROW, of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Oral COIL, Mrs. Melva ROBERTS, of Warsaw, Mr. and Mrs. Ed DEEDS, Mr. and Mrs. Claude KINDIG, Mr. and Mrs. Odie HART, Mrs. Nelson KINDIG, of Deedsville. In addition to the above there were a large number of Akron people in attendance at the services.
The following judges and attorneys were present: Judge Hurd HURST of Peru; Judge Albert CHIPMAN of Plyumouth, Judge Alfred J. LINK of LaPorte, Judge Frank SWITZER of Wabash, Judge John B. SMITH of Logansport, former Judge, S. N. STEVENS and son George [STEVENS], John KITCH, Leopold LAUER, Del McKESSON, Frank MARTINDALE, Glen UNDERWOOD, all of Plymouth, Stacey CARPENTER of Argos, A. E. MARTIN and Sam FEAWELL of South Bend, L. L. CAREY, William LOVE and George KASESBAUM of Monticello, Robert HILLIS and Mike FANSLER of Logansport, Robert ENGELS of Gary, Congressman A. J. HICKEY of LaPorte who is a member of the LaPorte County Bar Association also attended the services.

Monday, August 12, 1929

Mrs. Mary E. MOON, aged 66, wife of Rev. F. C. MOON, retired Baptist minister, died Saturday afternoon at two o'clock in her home on Jay Street following a year's illness. Death was due to paralysis.
Mary E. [LOSHER], daughter of Samuel W. and Lydia B. LOSHER, was born in Miami county, Indiana, on April 28, 1863. She was united in marriage with F. C. Moon on December 16, 1880 and to this union were born five daughters and one son: Mrs. Eliza L. COOL, of Argos, Mrs. Zona M. BERGER, of Akron, Mrs. Lida E. LEEDY, of Tiosa, Mrs. Edith V. WALTERS of  Gilead, Orville S. [MOON], deceased January 19, 1913, and Mrs. Myra P. BLACKBURN of Rochester. Rev. and Mrs. Moon lived in the Perrysburg community until 1904 when they moved to this vicinity. For several years they had lived in this city.
Mrs. Moon united with the Weesaw Baptist Church, February 1881 under the ministry of Rev. E. J. DELP. She was a consistent Christian and died in full assurance of her faith. Besides her husband and five daughters she is survived by two brothers, Henry LOSHER, of Oneal, Nebraska, and Wesley W. LOSHER, of Portland, Oregon; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church, in this city, with Rev. G. C. CHANDLER, of Indianapolis, former pastor of the Rochester Baptist Church, in charge. Assisting Rev. Chandler were Rev. J. B. GLEASON and Rev. Charles M. MANCHESTER, of this city, and Rev. A. E. CLEM, of Peru.

Mrs. Dow HAIMBAUGH received word Sunday morning of the death of her father, E. E. SHARP, of Greencastle, which occurred in the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis early Sunday morning. Death was caused by acute Brights disease. Mr. Sharp has suffered with Brights disease for the past two years. His condition became critical five weeks ago and a week ago he was taken to the hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. Mr. Sharp was very well known in this city where he had often visited with his daughter. Survivors are the widow and three daughters. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in Greencastle.

James Melvin MILLS, aged 65, well known retired farmer and for several years trustee of Liberty township, died at 10:30 Sunday morning at his home in Fulton. Death was due to heart trouble and paralysis from which he had suffered for several months.
The deceased was born in Marion in 1864 the son of Jonathan and Margaret MILLS. On March 2, 1888, he was married to [Christena] SNIDER and in 1902 they moved from Marion to a farm near Fulton. Upon being elected to the office of township trustee he retired and moved from the farm to Fulton where he had since resided.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Fred [MILLS] and Earl [MILLS], of near Fulton; one brother, Wesley [MILLS], of Marion and two sisters, Mrs. J. L. SHERMAN, of Marion, and Mrs. A. J. RIDDICKER, of South Haven, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church, with Rev. George CRANE officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Nettie Elizabeth [WAGONER], 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred WAGONER, four miles west of Rochester, died Monday morning at 7:15 o'clock following an illness of several months. Death was due to heart trouble and complications.
Nettie Elizabeth was born on February 28, 1913 and her entire life had been spent in this community. She was a student in the eighth grade at the Reiter School until forced to give up her studies on account of ill health, and attended the Baptist Sunday school in this city.
Besides her parents and twin sister, Etta [WAGONER], she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Don [WAGONER], Ray [WAGONER], Clifford [WAGONER], Merle [WAGONER], Russell [WAGONER], Robert [WAGONER], Frederick [WAGONER], Esther [WAGONER], Ruth [WAGONER] and Margaret [WAGONER]. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church, with Rev. J. B. GLEASON and Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge. Burial at Liters I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Climaxing a lover's quarrel which started six months ago, Merl BRYANT, 37, of South Bend, son of George BRYANT, of Macy, shot and instantly killed his estranged sweetheart, Miss Lulu GARRISON, 37, at 9:45 Monday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. M. GARRISON, 414 Perry Street, South Bend. Bryant then fired two shots from his 25 calibre Colt Automatic revolver through his own forehead and is now lying at the point of death in the St. Joseph hospital. Jealousy over a roomer who was living in the Garrison home for the past several weeks is believed to have been the motive for the crime.
According to a report received from South Bend the former Macy man had been going with Miss Garrison, a divorcee, for the past three years, and just a few months ago a proposal of marriage was rejected by the girl and further friendly relations were considered at an end. Following the taking in of a roomer at the Garrison home it is the supposition that Bryant became insanely jealous and again renewed his attentions with Miss Garrison.
Mrs. Garrison, who is 81 years of age, was engaged with her duties in the kitchen when the rejected suitor called at the home about 9:30 this morning. The mother stated she could hear both her daughter and Bryant in a heated argument which was finally ended by a shrill scream and three shots from a revolver. Just as the aged woman rushed into the living room to see what had happened, Bryant placed his revolver to his forehead and fired two shots through his head. Police were summoned immediately and in examination showed the girl had died from bullets which had entered both her temples and also a shot had entered her right cheek and pierced its way through her face. The injured rejected suitor was rushed to the St. Joseph hospital where he injuries are expected to prove fatal.
Merle Bryant, who is an ex-U.S. soldier had been to Macy a little over a week ago where he assisted his father and brother, [Orbie G. BRYANT], who operate the pickle factory at that town, returning to his rooming place in South Bend last Thursday. For several years Bryant was employed in the up-state city as a filling station attendant and just a few weeks ago accepted a position as a salesman for a gasoline and motor oil wholesale concern in that city.
Bryant's father and brother who were immediately notified of the tragedy motored to the South Bend hospital this morning. Up to press time this afternoon the injured man was still alive but attending physicians stated he could not survive throughout the night.

Tuesday, August 13, 1929

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Spring Creek Christian Church, in Logansport, for Mrs Margaret A. COONS, of that city, who died Sunday morning. Mrs. Coons is the mother of Mrs. Earl JOHNSTON, former resident of this city.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Midway Chapel in South Bend, conducted by Rev. G. B. ROWE, for Carl F. KRATHWOHL, aged 47, former resident of Fulton who died at his home in South Bend at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night after a five months illness. Burial was made in a Mishawaka cemetery. Death was due to heart trouble and complications. Mr. Krathwohl was born in Fulton on May 1, 1882 and moved to South Bend six years ago from North Liberty.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nellie A. KRATHWOHL; one son, Carl F. KRATHWOHL; one daughter, Mrs. Idabelle KENDLE, all of South Bend; five brothers, John [KRATHWOHL], of Fulton, Ind.; Frank [KRATHWOHL] of Twelve Mile, Ind.; Phil [KRATHWOHL] and Homer [KRATHWOHL] of Lakeville, Ind., and Edward [KRATHWOHL], of Fairchild, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha CABLE, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Pearl KAYLOR, of Wooster, O.

Merl BRYANT, aged 37, son of Geo. BRYANT, of Macy, Indiana, died at 4:30 Monday evening at the St. Joseph Hospital, in South Bend, the result of self inflicted bullet wounds which culminated a lover's quarrel in which Miss Lulu GARRISON, 37, was killed in her home at 414 Parry Street, in South Bend, Monday morning.
The double shooting occurred in Miss Garrison's little three room home shortly before nine o'clock as the woman's mother, Mrs. Catherine GARRISON, aged 81, was within earshot in the kitchen. The aged woman, who withstood the tragedy stoicely, did not witness the shooting. She saw only Bryant's body slump to the floor.
Miss Garrison died instantly as two bullets from a .25 automatic revolver of foreign manufacture crashed into her head, one entering the right side of the temple about even with the ear and the other in the cheek just below.
Bryant, who turned the gun on himself after fatally injuring his sweetheart, still had a spark of life in him when police reached the scene with the city ambulance and took him to the St. Joseph Hospital. Death resulted without the wounded man ever having regained consciousness. Two bullets had crashed through his forehead and over each eye. The bullets emerged from the top of the skull and lodged in the ceiling.
In reconstructing the crime, police believe the woman was shot as she sat in her chair, her head slightly turned toward the front of the room. The killer, it is thought, had been seated on a divan a few feet opposite the chair and rose without warning and shot the woman as she was not looking. When police arrived the woman's body was sprawled in the chair. Her slayer was lying face downward, dying at her feet. Half a dozen empty cartridges, which had been ejected as the disappointed lover turned the gun on his victim and then on himself were scattered about the floor.
Miss Garrison, a pretty divorcee, was employed nights at Epworth Hospital, working in the culinary department. Relatives of Miss Garrison attribute the act to jealousy by Bryant, whose attentions Miss Garrison had repeatedly repulsed during the last few weeks. For some time Miss Garrison, who had known Bryant for about two years and who had been ardently courted by him during that period had sought to break up with the man but he persisted in forcing his attentions upon her.
With finality she dismissed him about two weeks ago and he apparently had respected her wishes to leave her alone until his appearance Monday morning. It is the belief of police that his mission Monday was either to effect a reconciliation or to end both their lives.
A report was circulated in Macy and Rochester that it was believed that Bryant had not committed the act and that it had been done by Miss Garrison's former husband who insanely jealous of Bryant. However, authorities in South Bend state that there is no foundation whatever for this story and that all indications are that Mr. Bryant first shot his former sweetheart and then turned the gun on himself. No verdict has been returned by the St. Joseph county coroner, however, he has indicated it would be "murder and suicice."
The body of Bryant was taken to the home of his brother, Orbie BRYANT, in Macy, Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Macy Methodist Church with Rev. J. B. SPARLING, of Selma, Indiana, in charge. Burial will be made in the Five Corners cemetery.
Merl, son of George and Ada (SKINNER) BRYANT was born on a farm two and one-half miles south of Macy on January 17, 1892, and most of his life had been spent in that community. He was a member of the Church of God at Pierceton. In January 1917 he enlisted in the United States army and served for several years and when he was honorably discharged he was a sergeant. Two months of the time spent in the army he saw active service overseas.
For several years he had been employed in South Bend as a filling station attendant. A short time ago he resigned his position and accepted one as a salesman for an oil company. Mr. Bryant was in Macy last week assisting his father and brother at their pickle factory, returning to South Bend on Thursday. Mr. Bryant's relatives were summoned to South Bend following the tragedy and were at his bedside when the end came.
Besides his father and brother, of Macy, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. George WELCH and Mrs. Coral BLACKBURN, of Peru, and Mrs. Lawrence EDWARDS, of Muncie.
Services for Miss Garrison are to be conducted at the same hour Wednesday afternoon at the L. H. Orvis funeral home in South Bend and burial will be made in the St. Lawrence Cemetery. The services will be in charge of Mrs. Elmer Ward COLE, wife of the pastor of the First Christian Church, in South Bend, who is also an ordained minister.
Miss Garrison is survived by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. M. GARRISON, of Marcellus, Michigan, three sistes and a brother: Mrs. FORDHAM, Mrs. Mamie McKNIGHT, of Canada, Mrs. Laura HARPER, of Bristol, Ind., and Frank GARRISON, of Elkhart.

Wednesday, August 14, 1929

Mrs. P. M. BUCHANAN has received word of the death of her brother, Charles F. RICHESON, of near Logansport. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at three o'clock.

Thursday, August 15, 1929

Mrs. Amy Hazel WOOLINGTON, aged 36, died Tuesday morning at her home in Kewanna following an illness of several years. Death was due to complications of diseases.
The deceased [Amy Hazel MOLLENCOPF] was born in Fulton County on December 24, 1893 and her entire life had been spent in the Kewanna vicinity. On May 15, 1911 she was married to Lloyd WOOLINGTON, a carpenter of Kewanna.
Besides her husband she is survived by six children: Harold [WOOLINGTON], Deloris [WOOLINGTON], Wilma [WOOLINGTON], Lloyd Edwin [WOOLINGTON], Edna Louise [WOOLINGTON] and Rosetta [WOOLINGTON]; two sisters, Miss Ruby MOLLENCOPF, of Grass Creek and Mrs. Olive STITS, of Benton Harbor, Michigan and a brother, Earl MOLLENCOPF, of Detroit, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home and burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Relatives in this city have received word of the death of Nathan KARN which occurred at Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday morning following several years illness caused by Bright's disease. Mr. Karn formerly lived near Deedsville where he was employed as a mail carrier. The widow, a son, two daughters and two brothers survive.

Funeral services were held at the Macy Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon for Merl BRYANT, aged 37, who died last Monday afternoon in a hospital at South Bend from self-inflicted revolver wounds which shot he poured into his body shortly after 9 o'clock Monday morning after he had killed his sweetheart Miss Lulu GARRISON in a fit of jealous anger.
The funeral services for Mr. Bryant, whose body was removed to the home of his brother Orbie BRYANT following the tragedy, was largely attended. The auditorium of the church was filled. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent. The services were in charge of Rev. J. B. SPARLING, of Selma. Burial was made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.
Last rites for Miss Lulu GARRISON, gun victim of Mr. Bryant her unrequited lover, were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the L. H. Orvis funeral home in South Bend. The services were private only a small group of relatives and close friends being present to pay their last respects. Mrs. Elmer Ward COLE was in charge with burial being made in the Southlawn cemetery at South Bend.
While the St. Joseph county coroner who made an investigation of the Bryant-Garrison tragedy has not made known his verdict in the inquest he has indicated that he will return a finding of murder and suicide. Miss Garrison was instantly killed while Mr. Bryant lived for six hours after the shooting affray.
Many persons are inclined to believe that Mr. Bryant was mentally deranged at the time he took the life of his sweetheart and then fired shots into his own body which later caused his death. Many say that Mr. Bryant had during the three weeks preceding the tragedy acted as if he were laboring under a mental strain.
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Friday, August 16, 1929 to Monday, August 19, 1929

[no obits]

Tuesday, August 20, 1929

Mrs. Julia Anna YIKE, aged 81, for thirty years a resident of Rochester, died at nine o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don YODER, in Peru. Death was due to heart trouble and complications of diseases incident to advanced years. Mrs. Yike had gone to the home of her daughter in Peru only two weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Green County, Ohio on May 15, 1848 the daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca (DeVILLIS) KEPLER. On January 28, 1869 at Deedsville, Ind., she was married to Isaac YIKE, now deceased. Mrs. Yike was a member of the Methodist Church having joined when only 13 years of age.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Belle YODER, of Akron, Mrs. Hettie Rebecca YODER, of Peru, and Mrs. Josephine HECKATHORNE, of Peru, and a son, John Lineola YIKE, of Rochester. One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BAIN, of Elkton, Missouri, and several grandchildren and nieces also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Ebenezer Church at Deedsville with Rev. Frank FISHER and Rev. ZECHIEL officiating. Burial will be made in the Ebenezer cemetery.

Wednesday, August 21, 1929

William A. HUNTER, 48, a farmer residing seven miles southeast of Akron, passed away at his home Tuesday evening at ten o'clock. Death resulted from paralysis after an illness of two years' duration.
The deceased was born in Newton county in the year of 1881 and upon reaching manhood was united in marriage to Miss Marie LUKENS, who with two daughters and a son survive. Mr. Hunter was a member of the Gilead Methodist church and the Gleaners lodge of Disko. The deceased is also survived by a brother, Robert HUNTER, of Disko and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph VanCLEVE, of Gilead and Mrs. Ira HEACY, of Roann. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church in charge of Rev. GILLAND. Burial will be made in the Roann cemetery.

Thursday, August 22, 1929

Melvin SMITH, aged 51, a life long resident of this community, died at 11:10 Wednesday night at his home east of Mt. Zion following a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had just returned from spending the evening with their daughter, Mrs. Ralph SHEETS, in Rochester, when he suddenly complained of feeling ill. A doctor was immediately summoned but Mr. Smith passed away before he arrived.
Mr. Smith seemingly had been enjoying good health and had been employed for several weeks by the Roger Daoust Construction Co., which has the contract for the paving of State Road 14 [between Rochester and Akron].
The deceased was born in Fulton County on July 16, 1878 the son of James and Lidie SMITH. On March fifth, 1901 he was married to Della OVERMYER. Surviving are his wife, mother, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph SHEETS, of Rochester, and Miss Cleo SMITH, of Chicago; five sons, Charles [SMITH] and Fred [SMITH], of North Dakota, and Israel [SMITH], Richard [SMITH] and Donald [SMITH] at home; three brothers, Jesse [SMITH], east of Rochester, Frank [SMITH] and James [SMITH] of Laketon and one sister, Elsie SMITH, of Chicago.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from relatives living at a distance.

Friday, August 23, 1929

Funeral services for Miss Rachel [M.]HAWLEY, aged 81, former resident of Macy, were held Tuesday afternoon in Gilead. Burial was made in the Gilead cemetery.
Miss Hawley died Tuesday at her home south of Warsaw where she had lived for a number of years with her brother, Sanford [L. HAWLEY]. Death followed an illness of several weeks with complications which developed following an attack of influenza. The deceased was born near Macy the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HAWLEY. Surviving are several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for the late Mel SMITH, who died very suddenly Wednesday evening at his farm home near Mt. Zion will be held from the Mt. Zion Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Joseph B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Saturday, August 24, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, August 26, 1929

Horace S. EGGLESTON, aged 68 years, passed away at his home in Athens at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death resulted from heart trouble following an illness of over two years duration. The deceased had been a resident of Athens for the past three years where he operated a general store and for two years served as postmaster of that community.

Horace S., son of DeWitt and Esther EGGLESTON, was born on January 27, 1861, and for several years was active in the mercantile business in Mishawaka, Ind., from which city he moved to Athens when his health began to fail. Mr. Eggleston, who was a member of the Mishawaka Masonic lodge, is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Maurine LEHMAN. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Athens U. B. Church with the Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH in charge. Burial was made in the Mishawaka cemetery.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Chapel church, south of Rochester on State Road [U.S.] 31, for Mrs. Julia A. NEES, aged 75, who died Friday afternoon at her home in East Rochester following an illness of several weeks with complications. Burial was made in the Chapel cemetery.
Mrs. Nees had spent most of her life in this community, having lived for several years southeast of Rochester, moving from there to this city a year ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Frank DAUGHERTY and Dallas NEES, of this city, William [NEES] and Mart NEES, of Peru, and John BLACKBURN, of Michigan.

Tuesday, August 27, 1929

[no obits]

Wednesday, August 28, 1929

William C. COSTELLO, aged 58, a well known and life-long resident of the Grass Creek neighborhood, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon while engaged in work at his farm. Death was caused by a heart attack which was suffered while he was riding on a load of hay. The stricken farmer fell off the wagon and passed away in a few moments. Prior to this time he had apparently been enjoying good health.
William C., son of John and Julia COSTELLO, was born at Grass Creek on June 12th, 1871, and upon reaching manhood was married to Emma WALSH. Throughout his life he followed the occupation of farming. Surviving with the widow are one son, John [COSTELLO], and a daughter, Margaret [COSTELLO], both at home; a brother J. M. COSTELLO of Logansport and two sisters, Mrs. John COAKLEY, of Beloit, Wis., and Mrs. Margaret HOLLAND of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services had not been arranged as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Funeral services were held at Plymouth this afternoon for Charles J. GUNDER, former resident of Argos, who died at his home in Plymouth Monday evening after a two weeks' illness caused by brain fever. The services were conducted by D. E. VanVACTOR of Evanston, Ill. Burial was made at Plymouth. Mr. Gunder was born in Argos on November 28, 1927 and graduated from Argos High School on May 8, 1915. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Argos. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Lloyd [GUNDER], of Argos and four sisters, Mrs. Austin PICKERL of near Argos; Mrs. Roy BEARD, Mrs. Ludell JAGGERS and Mrs. Arthur EICH, all of Plymouth.

Mr. and Mrs. Rollin PONTIUS, of this city, have received word that Woodrow KOCHENDERFER, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KOCHENDERFER, of Cleveland, Ohio, drowned Tuesday. No details were given in the message to the Pontius' who are relatives.

The Kochenderfer family formerly lived on a farm northeast of Rochester, moving to Cleveland about 18 years ago. The deceased, who was the youngest child, is survived by other than his parents, four sisters and three brothers, Bertha [KOCHENDERFER], Edith [KOCHENDERFER], Belle [KOCHENDERFER], Frances [KOCKENDERFER], Everett [KOCHENDERFER], Thompson [KOCHENDERFER] and Edwin [KOCHENDERFER].
The body will be brought to Rochester some time Thursday and funeral services will be held Friday.

Thursday, August 29, 1929

Galen SMITH, aged 84, Civil War veteran, died at 8:30 Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Shore, corner of Fifth and Pontiac Streets. Death was due to complications of diseases incident to advanced years. He had been bedfast for the past eight weeks.
The deceased was born on June 13, 1845 on a farm near Bruce Lake and his boyhood was spent in that community. Mr. Smith enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the Civil War in Company E, 87th Indiana and [saw] active service for three years. For a number of years Mr. Smith lived in Winamac, coming here about six years ago to live with his sister. In 1865 he was married to Emmaline SNYDER who died in 1882. Later he married a Mrs. RHINEHART, also deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Harvey E. [SMITH[, of Goshen, Perry [SMITH], of St. Paul, Minn., a step-daughter, Mrs. Ross DOLSON, of Valparaiso; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary SHORE, of Rochester and four brothers, George [SMITH], Samuel [SMITH], Daniel [SMITH] and Frank SMITH, all of near Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Bruce Lake Reform Church with Rev. Clarence Y. GILMER, of Kewanna, officiating. Burial will be made in the Bruce Lake cemetery.

Funeral services for Woodrow KOCHENDERFER, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KOCHENDERFER of Cleveland, Ohio who was drowned in Lake Erie last Tuesday afternoon will be held from the Val Zimmerman Funeral Parlors at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, August 30, 1929

Mishawaka, Ind., Aug. 20. -- Mrs. John M. MILLER, 707 E. Sixth street, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 2:45 o'clock Thrsday morning after an illness of four months.
Mrs. Miller [Flora Ellen ROBBINS] was born July 5, 1867, in Fulton county, Indiana. She was married to [John M.] MILLER 17 years ago in Rochester, Ind. They moved to Mishawaka in 1917. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Elladene [MILLER], at home, and one brother, Nicholas A. ROBBINS, Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, at the Sprague chapel, the Rev. M. E. HAWKINS, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will take place in Fairview cemetery.
The body may be viewed at the Sprague chapel Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Following an illness of several years with sugar diabetes and complications, Mrs. Arch WILTSHIRE, of Macy, died Friday morning at a hospital in Indianapolis. Mrs. Wiltshire had been a patient at Woodlawn Hospital, in Rochester for some time, having been removed to the Indianapolis hospital on Monday.
Nellie CLAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Finley CLAY, was born and raised in Fulton County and most of her life had been spent in this community. Eleven years ago she was married to Mr.Wiltshire, a mail carrier at Macy.
Surviving are her husband, her father, who lives at Monterey, a daughter, Mrs. Frank SHULA, of Chicago, and a son, Harold [WILTSHIRE], at home. Two brothers, Edward CLAY, west of Rochester, and Artie CLAY, of Chicago, also survive.
The body was brought to the Wiltshire home in Macy Friday afternoon and funeral arrangements will be announced in Saturday's issue of The News-Sentinel.

Saturday, August 31, 1929

Funeral services for Mrs. Arch WILTSHIRE, of Macy, who died Friday morning at a hospital in Indianapolis will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Macy Methodist Church. Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL will officiate.

Tuesday, September 3, 1929

Mrs. Edward S. MARTIN, age 68, for 44 years a resident of the Fulton community, passed away at her home in Fulton at three o'clock Monday morning. She had been ill for several years. Last December she underwent an operation for cancer and gradually grew weaker until the end.
Celia A. [ELTZORTH], daughter of Canada and Mary Jane ELTZORTH, was born in Miami County, January 15, 1861. She was married to Edward S. MARTIN, on October 1, 1879 in Fulton. The deceased was an active member of the United Brethren Church at Fulton, having served in the capacity of Superintendent of the Cradle Roll division for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Martin were making plans to celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary October first.
Surviving are the husband, two children, Mrs. Trixie PATTERSON and Ruby MARTIN of Fulton, four sisters, Mrs. Emma SILVERS, of Peru, Mrs. Eliza DUNN, Converse, Mrs. Clara MANEY, Winnsboro, Texas, and Mrs. J. W. BUTLER, of Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church with Rev. George R. CRANE, pastor officiating. Burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Christian David SMITH, aged 59, of Akron, died at nine o'clock Monday evening at the County Infirmary, where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past two years, suffering from cancer of the stomach.
The deceased was born in Kosciusko county, near Silver Lake, on November 19, 1869 the son of Frederick and Mary SMITH. When ten years of age he moved with his parents to Elwood, Nebraska where he continued to live until about five years ago when he returned to Akron. Mr. Smith, whose occupation was a chef, was married in Elwood, Nebraska to Miss Maude DELL. He was a member of the Christian Church at Elwood.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine SWARDRIFFE, of Nebraska, one sister, Mrs. Hanna MOORE, of Los Angeles, California; three brothers, John SMITH, of Akron, Joe SMITH,

of Hawk Springs, Wyoming and Roy F. SMITH, of Long Beach, California.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Kelsey YEAGLEY home in Akron, with Rev. Lee HILL in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Wednesday, September 4, 1929

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Walnut church for David FRYE, aged 84. Burial was made in the Richland cemetery.
Mr. Frye died Monday at his home in Walnut following an illness of several weeks with heart trouble and complications. Surviving are his wife and five children. A son and daughter, Earl FRYE and Mrs. Flora DAVIS, live in Rochester.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Plymouth, Ohio for Lawrence MORFOOT, age 53, who died Saturday in that city. Mr. Morfoot suffered an attack of heart trouble and was ill only one hour.
Lawrence, son of George and Melinda MORFOOT, was born in Bucyrus, Ohio in 1876. He was later married to Miss Clara MULLINCUP, a resident of Kewanna. Mr. Morfoot was employed as manager of an A. & P. Store in Plymouth. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the I.O.O.F., Masonic, and K. of P. Lodges.
Surviving are the widow and one daughter, Emma Mae [MORFOOT], at home. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Plymouth and burial was made in the Bucyrus cemetery.
Those from here who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Omer BRICKLE and Mr. and Mrs. Sam WENGER. Mr. Morfoot was Mrs. Wenger's nephew.

Ferman [E.] MOW, 21 years of age, son of Mrs. Bert BUNN, of Richland Center, was instantly killed when an automobile he was driving struck loose gravel and went into a ditch near Lafayette, Tuesday evening. Ralph BURKETT, 21, and Lloyd SANDERS, both of the Richland neighborhood, who were riding with Mow at the time of the accident, were also injured. The Burkett youth was taken to the Lafayette hospital where it was stated early today that his injuries were regarded as quite serious. Sanders' injuries were said to be of a trivial nature.
According to meager details which were available at two o'clock today the three young men departed late Tuesday afternoon enroute to Lafayette where Lloyd Sanders was to have entered Purdue university. Upon the completion of their mission Mow and Burkett intended to leave Lafayette early Wednesday for North Dakota, where they planned to work for a short time and then continue on their way to California, in which state they expected to spend the winter months.
Mose JOHNSON, sheriff of Tippecanoe county and the Lafayette chief of police, who were called to the scene of the disaster, were of the opinion that Mow was driving up a small hill failed to slacken his speed and unfamiliar with the condition of the roadbed on the downward slope of the hill failed to slacken his speed and struck a strip of loose gravel which sent his Studebaker roadster into the ditch. Passing motorists took the youths to the Lafayette hospital where an examination revealed that Mow's death was almost instantaneous. Sanders, after receiving medical attention, immediately telephoned the news of the horrible accident to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. SANDERS, of the Richland Center neighborhood.
Austin Burkett, father of Ralph, in company with Mrs. Bunn and a brother of Ferman Mow, left late Tuesday evening for the Lafayette hospital. Relatives expected them to return home late today with the body of the Mow boy. It is doubtful that Burkett will be able to be removed from the hospital for several days.
The Mow youth's death was the second one of a violent nature to occur in their family, Clarence MOW, father of Ferman, having been killed by an explosion of dymamite several years ago.
The victim of the auto crash is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bert BUNN, two younger brothers, Herschel [MOW] and Charles [MOW] and a stepfather, Bert BUNN. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the exact place of the services and an obituary will be carried in Thursday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Thursday, September 5, 1929

Mrs. John TORRENCE, 70, a resident of the Grass Creek community, died Wednesday as the result of a stroke of paralysis. She had been ill from high blood pressure for several years.
Josephine HOLLENBACK TORRENCE was born August 30, 1859, in Pulaski county, the daughter of Tom and Sarah HOLLENBACK. She spent most of her life in Pulaski county but at one time lived in Topeka, Kansas.
She is survived by her husband, John [TORRENCE], and a brother, Max HOLLENBACK, of Rochester. A son, Henry [TORRENCE], preceded her in death.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed and will be given later.

Herman TETZLAFF, aged 70, a life long laborer of this vicinity dropped dead while at work on a corn husk pile at the Rochester Canning Factory at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Coroner Dr. A. E. STINSON, who was called, pronounced death due to heart trouble. Prior to his present employment at the local factory Tetzlaff was employed on an Erie Construction gang. The deceased is survived by a brother, William [TETZLAFF], who resides southwest of this city.

Lewis Steven [NEWBY], 22-months-old son of Fred and Glenn NEWBY, died at the home of its parents on Jay street last night at 5:30 o'clock after a 14-days illness caused by spinal meningitis. Doctors who were in attendance were unable to check the disease although every means known to combat the disease were employed. Besides the parents and a sister, Doris [NEWBY], the child is survived by its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay SHEETS and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen NEWBY and a large number of aunts and uncles. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Baptist church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert BUNN returned late Wednesday evening with the body of the latter's son, Ferman E. MOW, 21, who was killed in an auto crash near Lafayette, Tuesday evening. A post-morten examination which was made at the Lafayette hospital revealed that Mow had suffered a broken neck and crushed chest. His body was found pinioned beneath his Studebaker roadster which was totally wrecked. Funeral services for the accident victim will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Grandview church.
Relatives of Ralph BURETT who with Lloyd SANDERS was riding with the Mow youth at the time of the accident, received word from the Lafayette hospital at noon today that Burkett had spent a very restful night and that unless unforseen complications developed he would be able to be removed to his home near Richland Center by the middle of the coming week. Ralph's injuries consisted of numerous ugly scalp wounds and a lacerated thigh which was punctured by some broken piece of the demolished auto. Lloyd SANDERS, the third member of the party, who has been taken to Lafayette where he is a student of Purdue university, suffered two broken ribs.
The Sanders youth telephoned to his parents early today that his physician stated he would be able to return to Richland Center Friday to attend the funeral of his friend.
Ferman Everett [MOW], son of Clarence and Edna MOW, was born on a farm near Richland Center on December 30, 1908 and with the exception of the first ten years of his life which were spent in Michigan he had resided in the neighborhood of his birth place. Ferman attended schools at Richland Center and Rochester where he made a wide acquaintance of friends among the young people of these communities. He graduated from the Rochester High School, and until a few weeks ago was employed at the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend. The young man was a member of the Richland Center I.O.O.F. lodge which organization will have charge of the burial services.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Bert BUNN, of Richland Center; two brothers, Herschel [MOW] and Charles MOW, at home; one sister Othelia MOW, at home; two step-sisters, Frances BUNN, of Idaville; Dorothy BUNN, of South Bend; a step-brother, Ralph BUNN, of Kewanna; step-father, Bert BUNN, of Richland Center; a grandfather, M. L. MOW and grandmother, Mrs. Tena BEEHLER, both of near Richland Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Grandview church with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS, of Leiters Ford in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friday, September 6, 1929

Mrs. Elizabeth EVANS, aged 86, died Thursday at the home of her son, Harley Feidner, seven miles southwest of Kewanna, with whom she made her home. Death was due to complications incident to advanced years from which she had suffered for several months.
The deceased [Elizabeth ZIMPLEMAN] was born in Shelby county, the daughter of George and Margaret ZIMPLEMAN. When only twelve years of age she came with her parents to Fulton county and the remainder of her life was spent here. In 1876 she was married to Martin FEIDNER and to this union were born two sons, Henry M. [FEIDNER], who died in infancy, and Harley [FEIDNER], with whom she had lived for many years. In 1896 she was married to David EVANS who preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Feidner home. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.

Gusta V. Herman TETZLAFF, aged 65, well known resident of this city who dropped dead Thursday afternoon shortly after 3:30 o'clock at the Rochester Canning Factory where he was employed will be buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery following funeral services which will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church on West Fourth Street with Rev. Paul MADER in charge.
Death was due to heart trouble Coroner A. E. STINSON stated after he had conducted his inquest at the Zimmerman Brothers parlors where the body will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. Mr. Tetzlaff had been ill for several months with heart trouble. From witnesses Coroner Stinson learned that Mr. Tetzlaff, who was wringing wet with perspiration from his labor on top of the corn stack at the canning factory, to cool himself gulped three pints of ice cold water, which so shocked his system that he died from a heart attack.

The deceased who was the son of Christian and Wilhemina (VOIGE) TETZLAFF ws born in Arnswalde, Germany on November 25, 1863. Mr. Tetzlaff came to America with his parents in 1874 settling at Peru. After a year's residence in Peru the Tetzlaff family moved to this city where Mr. Tetzlaff has since resided. The deceased for many years was employed with an Erie railroad signal maintenance gang. At the time of his death Mr. Tetzlaff was living at 1217 Bancroft Avenue.
Mr. Tetzlaff was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Moose and Eagles lodges of this city. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Emilia WEISE of Owensbille, Mo., Mrs. Louise KANAKE of Peru, a brother, William [TETZLAFF] who lives on a farm south of this city and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Fredricka BEISLER.

Saturday, September 7, 1929

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Sand Hill church north of this city followed by burial in the Sand Hill cemetery for Treva Faye [O'DELL] 18 day old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester O'DELL of Mishawaka, who died at 9 o'clock Friday evening. Survivors besides the parents are the twin sister, Eva Mae [O'DELL] and two brothers, James Edward [O'DELL] and Billy Dean [O'DELL]. The mother's maiden name was Retha BECK.

Monday, September 9, 1929

Following an illness of one year Mrs. Laura Elmina MOW, aged 51, practically a life long resident of this city, died at 6:15 Sunday evening at her home on East Fourth Street. Death was due to cancer.
The deceased [Laura Elmina SLISHER] was born in Hancock County on May ninth, 1878, the daughter of Henry and Lucy SLISHER. Her mother died when she was only two years of age and she was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SLISHER On September 6, 1896 she was married to Zene MOW.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude THOMPSON and Mrs. Rex ROUCH, both of Rochester. There are also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical Church with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in Citizens Cemetery.

Mrs. Lucinda DILLMAN, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Funk, 2-1/2 miles northwest of Akron Monday morning at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Dillman had been suffering from diabetes for the past five years.
Lucinda [CARR], daughter of James and Elizabeth CARR, was born in Fulton county March 15, 1852. On Sept. 12, 1868, she was united in marriage with Jesse DILLMAN in Fulton County. They resided in Akron until two years ago when they came to live with their daughter. She was a member of the Christian church at Palestine.
Surviving are the husband, three children, Mrs. Clara WEHRLY, of Mentone, Mrs. John FUNK, of Akron, and Joseph DILLMAN, of Tiosa; two sisters, Mrs. James BECK, of Rochester, and Mrs. Rodie CASE, of Burrows, Indiana, and two brothers, Frank CARR, of Olympia, Washington, and Leroy CARR, of Grassy Butte, N. Dak. Her brother, Frank [CARR], arrived at his sister's bedside last Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the Funk home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made at the Athens cemetery.

Tuesday, September 10, 1929 and Wednesday, September 11, 1929

[no obits]

Thursday, September 12, 1929

William WRIGHT, aged 71, a life-long resident of Fulton County and one of Rochester's best known citizens, died at 9:30 Wednesday night at his home at 1025 Madison Street, death being due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Wright had been in ill-health for several years but his condition had only been serious since Monday.
The deceased was born in Richland Township on September eleventh, 1858 and passed away on his birthday. He was the son of James and Almira (HARMON) WRIGHT, pioneer residents of Fulton county. On September [27], 1884 he was married to Amanda SWINEHART and 27 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Wright moved to Rochester from Tiosa, where they have since resided with the exception of a few years spent on a farm southeast of this city.
Before moving to Rochester Mr. Wright served as trustee of Richland township for four years. He then was elected County Clerk, which office he held for four years from 1903 to 1907. For some time he was Republican county chairman and in 1909 he was appointed postmaster, holding this position until 1913. At the expiration of his term he moved to a farm southwest of the lake where he resided until 1919 when he and his family moved back to Rochester. Mr. Wright was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church.
Surviving are his wife and five daughters, Miss Faye WRIGHT, of Rochester; Miss Lefa WRIGHT, of Livermore, Calif.; Mrs. Harry SEE, of Oakland,Calif.; Mrs. Glen HOSS, of Peru, Ind.; Miss Ruth WRIGHT, of Berkeley, Calif.; and Miss Rena WRIGHT, of Rochester; six grandchildren, Mary [SEE], Ruth [SEE], Martha Ann [SEE] and Billy SEE, of Oakland, Calif.; Hugh Robert [HOSS], Helen Ruth [HOSS] and John Richard HOSS, of Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Clara ZERBE, of Tiosa, Mrs. A. O. FEISER, of Argos, and Mrs. G. B. DAVIS, of South Bend. Two brothers, Delbert E. [WRIGHT] and Joseph A. [WRIGHT], a sister Mattie [WRIGHT] and one baby daughter, Alma Bernice [WRIGHT], have preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Tiosa Brethren church with Rev. E. A. DUKER in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
The three daughters living in California will arrive in Rochester Saturday afternoon.

Edward BALLENGER, 63, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank WHITE, five and one-half miles northwest of Akron. Death resulted from heart trouble after an illness of but two days duration. Mr. Ballenger, who was a bachelor, had resided in the vicinity of Akron all of his life where he followed the occupation of farming.
Edward, son of William and Delilah BALLENGER, was born on a farm near Akron, on December 2nd, 1866. The deceased was a member of the Akron Church of God. Survivors are: a sister, Mrs. Frank WAITE, of near Akron, and two brothers, Frank B. BALLENGER of this city and Allen B. BALLENGER of Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Olive Bethel church in charge of Rev. F. T. STRONG, of LaPaz. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.

Friday, September 13, 1929

Mrs. Nelson MURPHY, aged 72, well known Macy resident, was found dead in bed at her home just at the west edge of Macy shortly after noon Thursday. Death was pronounced due to apoplexy, this being her third stroke.
Mrs. Murphy had been in ill health for some time and had been cared for in the homes of her daughters, in Denver. Due to the fact that Mrs. Murphy seemed greatly improved Mr. and Mrs. Murphy returned to their home last Tuesday. Mr. Murphy was absent from his home for a few hours Thursday morning, going on a business trip to Rochester, and upon his return home found his wife dead in bed.
Lucinda BLACKBURN, daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (BABER) BLACKBURN, was born in Indiana on June 11, 1857. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Nelson MURPHY and for many years they had lived in the Macy community. She was a member of the Macy Christian Church.
Surviving are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Rosa BABER and Mrs. Meda THARP, both of Denver. William [ZIMMERMAN] and Lon ZIMMERMAN, of Rochester, are nephews of the deceased. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from a niece living in the West.

Heart failure was attributed as the cause of the sudden death of Vivian L. BRYANT, 85 years old, at his home in Bunker Hill yesterday. Mr. Bryant had a number of relatives in this county.

Saturday, September 14, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, September 16, 1929

Mrs. E. B. CLENDENNING, aged 83, well known Macy resident, died Sunday evening at eight o'clock at her home in Macy following an illness of several months. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born in Stark County, Ohio, on June third, 1847, the daughter of Joseph and Harriett STULTZ. She came to Indiana in 1848 settling in Whitley county and then moved to Huntington in 1863 where she lived for a number of years. While in Huntington she was married to Silas CLOUD, in 1875, and to this union were born two daughters, Lora [CLOUD] and Bertha [CLOUD]. Prior to her marriage she taught school and following the death of Mr. Cloud in 1893 she operated a china store. On August 29, 1894 she married E. B. CLENDENNING.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William KEIFER, of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. E. D. GAMBLE, of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ella WEBSTER of South Whitley; four brothers, William STULTZ, of Huntington, Dr. E. STULTZ, Attorney George STULTZ and L. STULTZ, all of Fort Wayne.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from her daughter living in California.

Tuesday, September 17, 1929

Funeral services for Mrs. E. B. CLENDENNING of Macy will be held at her home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The services will be held on the lawn if the weather permits. Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL and Rev. Lincoln CONNER will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery.

Mrs. Mary RAUSCH and Miss Katherine HECK, of this city, have received word of the death of their brother, William J. HECK, which took place Monday night at his home in Oak Park, Illinois. Death was due to paralysis with which he has suffered for the past year.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Robert HECK, of Oak Park, and several sisters. Funeral services will be held in Oak Park Thursday afternoon.

John H. BABER, 67, life-long resident of the Macy neighborhood succumbed at the hospital here at 4:15 Monday afternoon from injuries received Monday morning, when his gravel truck was struck by a Nickle Plate freight train at the Deedsville crossing. Although at no time following the accident did the injured man lapse into unconsciousness he gradually grew weaker, despite the efforts of the attending physician. It is believed the crash victim in all probability suffered internal injuries as his body was hurled through the truck cab for a distance of twenty to twenty-five feet, when the freight engine crashed into the front end of the truck.
Mr. Baber was well know throughout Miami county and the southern section of Fulton county. For the past several years [he] was employed by the Miami county road department in construction and maintenance work. The body was removed to the Baber home 2-1/2 miles south of Macy, late Monday evening.
John H. Baber was born in Miami County, near Peru, on August 24, 1862, the son of John and Elizabeth BABER, and his entire life had been spent in Miami County. On October 19, 1882 at Macy, Ind., he was married to Margaret A. LOSHER. Mr. Baber was a well known farmer and for several years had also been engaged in county road work.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Adelpha WHISTLER, of Peru, two sons, Wilson [BABER] and Roscoe BABER, of Macy; two brothers, Daniel BABER, of Denver, and Grant BABER, of Peru; three sisters, Mrs. Lavina MILLER and Mrs. Dora NYCE, of Peru, and Mrs. Mary COLLINS, of Grass Creek.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Deedsville United Brethren Church, of which he was a member. Rev. C. K. MINER will officiate and burial will be made in Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Wednesday, September 18, 1929

Mrs. Maria [C.] MECHLING, aged 70, a resident of the Tiosa neighborhood for over fifty years, died at 11:15 Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry OSBORN, near Tiosa. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Mechling suffered a broken hip on February 21st and had been bedfast since that time.
The deceased [Maria KNAUFF] was born in Germany on Dec. 10, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George KNAUFF. When only seven years of age she came with her parents to America, settling in Miami county, Indiana. Over fifty years ago she was married to Henry MECHLING, who passed away two years ago and all her married life was spent in the vicinity of Tiosa. She was a member of the Tiosa Brethren church and Gleaners Lodge.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Harry OSBORN and a son, Delbert MECHLING, both of Tiosa; two grandchildren, Lloyd MECHLING, of South Bend, and Miss Kathryn OSBORN, of Tiosa; three brothers, George KNAUFF, of San Antonio, Texas, Henry [KNAUFF] and Conrad KNAUFF, of near Macy.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church with Rev. DUKER, of South Bend, in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.

Lou HUNT received a telegram this morning telling of the death of his father, William F. HUNT, aged 80, which occurred this morning at Bushnell, Ill. Mr. Hunt's death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which he suffered this morning. The body will be returned here for burial.

Thursday, September 19, 1929

Funeral services for William HUNT, aged 79, who died Wednesday morning at his home in Bushnell, Illinois, will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his son, L. V. HUNT, 476 East Ninth Street, this city. Members of the I.O.O.F. lodge will have charge of the services and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will arrive in Rochester tonight and will be taken directly to his son's home.
Mr. Hunt's death was due to a stroke of paralysis and [he] was ill only a few hours. He suffered the stroke at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon and his death resulted at 2:30 Wednesday morning.
Fernando William HUNT was born in Coloma, Germany on October 21, 1850 and came to America when 17 years of age, settling in Michigan City. Shortly after, he came to Rochester where the remainder of his life was spent with the exception of five years during which time he made his home with his son, John W. [HUNT], in Bushnell, Illinois. For many years Mr. Hunt was employed as a section foreman and later was sexton of the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. His wife, who was formerly Clara E. BOOKS, died on July 17, 1913 and following her death he made his home with his son in this city until five years ago when he went to Bushnell.
Surviving are the two sons, a brother and a sister, Theodore HUNT and Mrs. Rosa KANOTT, both of South Bend.

Miss Nancy Jane HOUSTON, aged 77, died shortly after noon Wednesday at the county infirmary after a several years illness due to heart trouble and other diseases incident to old age. Miss Houston was born in Richland county, Ohio, on August 3, 1852, and moved to this county with her parents 44 years ago. For many years she lived on South Madison street. After she was unable to care for herself longer because of her physical condition, Miss Houston was taken to the county infirmary. A sister, Mrs. Allen D. SHEETS, of Goshen, and two nephews survive. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Methodist church. Funeral services will be conducted from the Val Zimmerman parlors at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. R. H. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, September 20, 1929

Robert C. NYE, aged 29, employed as a carpenter for the Standard Oil Company on the Aruba Island, off the coast of South America, died Thursday following pneumonia which developed following an operation for appendicitis, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert NYE, of Akron. Mr. Nye had been on the island since the first of May and his wife, who has been living at the home of her parents in Whiting was planning to go there within a few weeks.
The deceased was born on November second, 1899, on a farm four miles southwest of Akron the son of Gilbert and Ida NYE. Three years ago he was married to Miss Helen BROCK, of Whiting. Mr. Nye had been in the employ of the Standard Oil Company for several years, working in Whiting before he was sent to South America.
Surviving are his wife, two-year-old son Allen Robert [NYE], his parents, one brother, Clifford NYE, of Akron; five sisters, Mrs. Oliver BURNS, Mrs. Voris DAVIS and Mrs. Arthur KUHN, of near Akron; Mrs. Jack BONER, of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Carmen NYE, of Indianapolis.
The body is being sent to Akron for burial but no funeral arrangements have been made, due to the fact that it will take from ten days to two weeks before it will arrive.

Saturday, September 21, 1929

Robert C. NYE, 29, of Akron who died Thursday in South America where he was employed by the Standard Oil company, was a World War veteran and saw active service overseas. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Akron.

Monday, September 23, 1929

Simon P. LAMB, 72, farmer of the Gilead neighborhood passed away at his home at 3 a.m. Monday after a ten days illness of blood poisoning which started from an infected hand. The deceased had been a resident of near Gilead for the past 11 years where he followed the occupation of farming.
Simon P., son of Simon and Catherine LAMB, was born at Massillon, Ohio, in the year of 1853 and when a young man moved to Indiana. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Eva HOFFMAN, the ceremony taking place in Rochester. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church of Massillon, Ohio. He is survived by the widow, four sons, Charles H. [LAMB] and Lon [LAMB] of Detroit, Ellis G. [LAMB] of Akron and George Earl [LAMB] of Peru; three daughters, Mrs. H. A. ZIMMERMAN, of Peru; Mrs. G. E. MILLER, of Jackson Mich., Mrs. Earl GOW of Detroit; one half-brother Edwin L. LAMB, of Akron, Ohio, and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gilead Methodist church. Interment will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Jane KING ONSTOTT, 77, passed away at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of Mrs. George WAGNER, near Gilead, where she had gone for a visit Saturday evening.
Early Sunday morning Mrs. Onstott suffered an attack of her heart and gradually grew weaker until the end. The deceased was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Kelsey YEAGLEY, of Akron.

Mary Jane [KING], daughter of Henry and Patsie KING was born on March 26, 1852 on a farm near Marshfield, Mo., and had been a resident of Akron for the past six years, moving to that city from Springfield, Missouri. On November 21, 1878 she was united in marriage to Alphonso Cole ONSTOTT, who preceded her in death five years ago. Mrs. Onstott was a member of the Christian church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Kelsey YEAGLEY and two brothers, H. S. KING and W. G. KING, both of Marshfield, Mo.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Henry BAHNEY, aged 68 years, for several years a resident of Akron, passed away at his home in Peru Sunday evening at five o'clock. Death resulted from an infection of the leg after an illness of three weeks duration.
Henry, son of Jacob and Catherine BAHNEY, was born in Miami county in the year of 1861 and his entire life was spent in and about Peru and Akron at which places he followed the trade of a shoemaker. Mr. Bahney was a member of the First Baptist church of Peru.
Survivors are three sons, Guy [BAHNEY], Paul [BAHNEY] and Claude [BAHNEY], all of Peru, one daughter, Mrs. Ethel ROGERS, of Peru; two brothers, Samuel BAHNEY, of Akron, and John BAHNEY, of Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Mary VOLTZ, of Kansas and Mrs. Susann FLOHR, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Peru Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in the Peru cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike KLEIN, of this city received a call from Kokomo at three o'clock Monday morning which apprised them of the accidental death of the former's brother, Harry KLEIN, aged 32, of Kokomo, which occurred near Jonesboro, shortly after midnight Monday morning.
According to word received from the Kleins, at noon today, the Kokomo man was on his way home from Muncie, where he had spent Sunday evening, when it is believed he attempted to negotiate a sharp turn in the road near Jonesboro, at too fast a speed with the result that his Oldsmobile careened off the pavement and went into a ditch. Passersby who reached the scene about an hour after the accident occurred, stated Mr. Klein was dead when found. Physicians and the coroner of Grant County stated that death was due to concussions of the brain. The car was completely demolished.
Survivors are the father Eli KLEIN, a brother Jacob [KLEIN], both of Kokomo, three sisters, Miss Lena KLEIN, Mrs. Francis BAUM, both of Kokomo; and Marion KLEIN, of Milan, Italy, and his brother, Ike [KLEIN] of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the Kenneth Rich Chapel in Kokomo while burial will be made at Indianapolis.
Miss Marion Klein, who is a grand opera singer is now on an Atlantic Ocean liner enroute to her home in Milan.

A confession by father and son that they had set fire to several buildings with revenge as a motive brought tragedy to the Charles KEAFFABER family on Sunday when the bodies of his wife, aged 47, and of his daughter, Helen [KEAFFABER], aged 24, were found cold in death. They had taken the easiest way out from what they thought was eternal disgrace or for fear of facing the next few years alone or on the part of the girl a prison sentence and had committed suicide by swallowing lye. The Keaffabbers lived near Roann, and it was at their lonely home that the two bodies were found by a relative. Keaffaber, 48, and his son, Roy [KEAFFABER], aged

25, are in the county jail of Wabash waiting to be taken away to serve out terms for arson. They confessed to burning the Pike Mill at Akron on August 3 and other property.
Sunday morning Herman KEAFFABER, a brother, went to the Charles Keaffaber home to see if he could help the women in their work and also to take the two to Wabash so that they could visit the two men and arrange for the sale of the farm. He discovered at once that none of the farm chores had been done and immediately went to the house and finding the door locked looked in the window. There he saw the two bodies, fully clothed, stretched on the living room floor. He went immediately to get his brothers Ed [KEAFFABER] and Fred KEAFFABER, who live in the community and then summoned Deputy Sheriff Dan MELLOTT and Coroner Carl STINEMAN from Wabash. The men all assembled at the home and broke in the door. All of the evidence pointed to a double suicide.
From all appearances it was indicated that the two women had waited Saturday morning until they received a Wabash newspaper and read of the confession and sentencing of the father and son. Then it is thought they decided on suicide as they had both grieved about the imprisonment of the father and son and worried about their own future. A can of lye was found on the table with two spoons placed nearby and it is thought they took the death dealing potion dry. It was evident from the appearance of the bodies that they must have suffered terribly before death came. The mouths of both women were badly burned.
The double funeral will be held Tuesday, it was announced, and Charles [KEAFFABER] and Roy KEAFFABER will be allowed to attend under guard. Afterwards the father will be taken to the state prison at Michigan City and the son will go to the state reformatory at Pendleton. Both were sentenced to from one to ten years for arson.
The Keaffaber family, although they have lived in the Roann community for several years were never friendly with their neighbors and lived by themselves. They kept close together at all times, never talked much and as indicated from the confessions sought full revenge for any grievance or misunderstanding they might have had. Their tendency to worry and grieve alone over imaginary troubles led them not only into the burning of the Pike Mill and the barn on the farm of Mrs. Neil SNAVELLY in Wabash county but also to the double suicide.
Following the destruction of the saw mill at Akron, owned by the Pike Lumber Company, with a sustaining loss of $6,000, officers began working on the case when they learned that Mr. Pike had received a threatening letter previously. They traced the deed to Charles, Roy and Helen KEAFFABER, and they were taken to Wabash where after a lengthy grilling Roy finally confessed and his father admitted the confession was true. They plead guilty and were sentenced within a short time. It was admitted that Helen wrote the threatening letters, but no action had been planned against her.
Charges will also be brought against the two men in Fulton county for the Pike mill case and it is probable that when they complete their term for setting fire to the Snavelly barn they will start serving a sentcnce for the arson committed in Akron.

Tuesday, September 24, 1929

L. W. STRONG, age 81 years, a former resident of the Akron and Rochester communities died Monday afternoon at three o'clock at the home of a Mr. BOND at Milburg, Michigan, where he had made his home for the past several years. Mr. Strong suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday at noon.
The deceased was born in Ohio and when still quite young moved with his family to Akron where he resided for about forty years. He was married to Sarah Jane ANDERSON fiftyfive years

ago. The deceased was a resident of Rochester for ten years. He followed the occupation of a laborer and since residing in Michigan was working for a fruit exchange company. Mr. Strong was a member of the Church of God at South Bend.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Bertha MEREDITH of Mentone, Mrs. Lulu FENTERS, of Macy, Mrs. Chloe MUSSELMAN, of South Bend; one brother, William STRONG, of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Harriet HART, of Detroit, Michigan, and a half-brother, Bert STRONG of Ravenna, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Zimmerman undertaking parlors. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 25, 1929

Wabash, Ind., Sept. 25 -- Funeral services for Mrs. Charles KEAFFABER and Miss Helen KEAFFABER, of Roann, suicide victims, were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from the Jones funeral home. Services were private and attended only by the immediate relatives.
In compliance with expressed desires of Charles KEAFFABER and his son, Roy [KEAFFABER], under sentence following their conviction on a charge of second degree arson, Sheriff SMALLWOOD took the two men to the funeral home to see the bodies. Both wept as they looked at them, but neither broke down as they had at the jail when told of the death of the two women.
Charles Keaffaber especially had wished to attend the funeral services, but he was not permitted to because of possible confusion that might have resulted.
Although the services were private and no one was admitted to the home, yet it was thought if Keaffaber and his son were permitted to go, many people, curious to see them, might wait around the streets in the vicinity of the funeral parlors.
In all probability Sheriff SMALLWOOD will take the two men away Thursday morning. The elder man will be taken to Michigan City and the son to the state reformatory at Pendleton.
Arrangements for the double funeral of the two women were in the hands of the HETTMANSPERGER and KEAFFABER families.
The officiating minister was the pastor of St Peter's Evangelical church at Urbana, and pall pearers were brothers of Charles Keaffaber and of his wife.
Hundreds who went to the funeral home to view the bodies were turned away.
The families are planning to hold a farm sale at the Charles Keaffaber home. They have two or three cows, some chickens, geese and other livestock and also some farming implements. It is believed that with household goods there is in the neighborhood of $1,200 worth of belongings.
Stock is now being cared for by Irvin CARR who lives across the road.

Friends in this city have received word of the death of George ZERBE, former local resident, who died at his home in Monticello Monday. Mr. Zerbe, who was born near Tiosa, had been sick for several months and was recovering when he asked for a can of sardines. The sardines were spoiled which caused Mr. Zerbe to have ptomaine poisoning. Mr. Zerbe's physical condition was such that he could not throw off the effects of the poison. Mr. Zerbe operated a jewelry and optometrist business in Monticello. Prior to the time he opened the store at Monticello, Mr. Zerbe had operated a similar store in Argos. The widow and two sisters survive. Funeral services were conducted this morning at Monticello with burial being made in the Richland Center cemetery north of this city this afternoon.

Rev. H. E. BUTLER, today attended the funeral of Rev. L. W. LOVE which was held at North Manchester. Rev. Love at one time was the pastor of the Rochester United Brethren church. At the time of his death which occurred Sunday evening he was the pastor of the church at North Manchester.

The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane ONSTOTT, will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kelsey YEAGLEY, of Akron, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. R. H. WOHRLEY will officiate.

Thursday, September 26, 1929

Funeral services were held today at the Twelve Mile United Brethren Church for Edgar BLACK, aged 70, retired merchant of that village who died Tuesday evening following an attack of heart trouble.

Friday, September 27, 1929

Word has been received at Akron that the body of Robert NYE who died in South America several days ago following an operation for appendicitis would arrive in New York City Saturday evening. The body will then be expressed to Akron probably arriving at Akron in time for funeral services Wednesday or Thursday.

Saturday, September 28, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, September 30, 1929

Word has just been received by A. B. GREEN, of the death of George B. CURTIS who passed away at his home in East St. Louis Sunday. Mr. Curtis has many friends in this community where he lived for many years. He was an active member of the Methodist Church and Sunday School.
He moved from here to Attica, Indiana in 1896, engaging in the bridge building business where he continued in the same line of work, being at the time of his death general manager of a large bridge and structural steel plant in that city. Funeral services will be conducted in East St. Louis Tuesday.

Funeral services for Robert NYE, former resident of Akron, who died in a hospital in South America several days ago following an operation for appendicitis will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., from the Athens United Brethren church with the Rev. William ASCHANHORT, of Logansport in charge. Burial will be made in the Athens cemetery.
The body of Mr. Nye arrived in Akron this afternoon at 2 o'clock and was taken to the home of his parents south of Akron. The Akron American Letion Post will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

D. A. WALLER, of this city, has received word of the death of his brother, William WALLER, which occurred at his home in Seattle, Wash.

Tuesday, October 1, 1929

Irene DYSON, eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul DYSON who live near Roann died Saturday morning from suffocation when she rolled over on her face in her crib.

Wednesday, October 2, 1929

Nilajean [BLACKETOR], little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kline BLACKETOR, passed away at 1:15 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home eight miles west of Rochester following a week's illness from cholera infantum. The little child who was three years and 8 months of age, died on the farm on which she was born.
Nilajean, daughter of Kline and Zora BLACKETOR, was born on Feb. 28, 1926 and was enrolled as a member of the Baptist Sunday School, this city. Surviving with the parents are one sister, Priscilla Merle [BLACKETOR]; three brothers, Francis [BLACKETOR], Junior [BLACKETOR], Raymond [BLACKETOR], and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR and Mrs. Ada STANLEY.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. C. S. DAWSON, assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Thursday, October 3, 1929

Friends and relatives of Judge and Mrs. Hiram G. MILLER, of this city, were shocked Thursday morning to hear of the sudden death of their daughter, Marjorie Ann [MILLER], aged 11, which occurred between ten and eleven o'clock Wednesday night in Rochester, Minn. The child had been taken to Mayo Brothers hospital by Mrs. Miller two weeks ago for exaination and treatment but her condition was not regarded as serious. The cause of her death has not been determined.
Marjorie Ann had been subject to sinking attacks which disease had baffled physicians and had been unable to attend school this semester. Late Wednesday evening the child suffered one of the attacks which proved fatal. No details were given in the messages from Mrs. Miller to her husband.
The child was born in Rochester on July 1, 1918, the daughter of Hiram G. and Laura MILLER and her entire life had been spent in this city. She attended the Baptist Sunday school and was a student in the sixth grade at the Lincoln school.
Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, Hiram [MILLER], Jr., and Edward [MILLER] and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MILLER, of this city.
Mrs. Miller will arrive in Rochester Friday afternoon with the body. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Miller home, 1029 Jefferson Street. Rev. J. B. GLEASON will be in charge.

William Frank CHAPIN, 74, passed away at his home in Macy at 1:40 o'clock Thursday morning. Death resulted from paralysis, the deceased having suffered one stroke several days ago and another stroke Wednesday.
William Frank, son of Randal and Milisea (BURCH) CHAPIN was born on August 14th, 1855 near Five Corners and followed the occupation of farming in the vicinity of Macy throughout his entire life. On Feb. 13th, 1878 he was united in marriage to Minerva A. COOK, the ceremony taking place south of Macy. Mr. Chapin was a member of the Macy Christian church. Surviving

with the widow are the following: one daughter, Mrs. Belle ZARTMAN, of Mexico, four sons, Charles [CHAPIN], of Birmingham, Ala., Scott [CHAPIN] of Courter, Ind., Edgar W. [CHAPIN], west of Macy, Glen [CHAPIN], south of Macy, and one half-sister, Mrs. Milton KINDIG, of Bunker Hill.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. C. [M.] READ will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Macy Christian Church. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery, Macy.

William GALENTINE, aged 17, succumbed in the Methodist hospital, Ft. Wayne, at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday evening following an operation for appendicitis.The deceased had been ill but a short time.
William, son of George and Dessie GALENTINE, was born in Ft. Wayne and had resided in that city all of his life. A number of relatives of the deceased resided in the eastern section of Fulton County. Surviving with the parents are a sister, Sarah Grace [GALENTINE], a brother, George [GALENTINE], three half-brothers and two half-sisters all of Ft. Wayne.
Funeral services will be held in Mentone Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

John F. HILL, has received word of the sudden death of his brother-in-law, Frank E. MILLER, aged 72, a farmer living near Roanoke, Indiana, which occurred Wednesday morning. Death was due to apoplexy. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Rosa HILL, of Rochester.
The body will be brought to Rochester for burial, short services to be held at four o'clock Friday afternoon at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. F. G. KUEBLER, of this city, will officiate.

Friday, October 4, 1929

Grover Cleveland KLINE, 46, former trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township, was instantly killed in a grade crossing crash which occurred at Delong shortly after eight o'clock Friday morning, when the Essex sedan which he was driving was struck by a southbound Pennsylvania passenger train.
Coroner A. E. STINSON who was called to the scene of the crash, stated Kline's death was instantaneous, he having had practically every bone in his body crushed or fractured. The impact of the Flyer which was estimated to be traveling at a speed of 60 miler per hour with that of the auto was of such terrific force that the machine was hurled for a distance of almost a hundred feet down the right-of-way.
Mr. Kline, who has been following the occupation of farming on the Kline home place which is located just a short distance west of Delong, had been in Delong securing groceries at the Ditmire store and was driving westward towards his home when the accident resulted. According to witnesses who were in the Ditmire store it is believed a freight train which was on the Erie sidetracks just east of the depot partially obstructed the victim's view of the approaching southbound passenger train. Another theory presented was that Mr. Kline may have thought the fast train had already passed through Delong as it is due in that place at 7:40 o'clock, however this morning it was 15 minutes late and was traveling at an unusually high speed in an effort to arrive in Logansport on schedule.
Following the arrival of Coroner Stinson, the body was removed to the Leiters Ford undertaking parlors where it was prepared for burial. The coroner's verdict was that of "unavoidable accidental death.".
Mr. Kline's tragic ending is the fourth to have occurred at this crossing, the other victims

being A. R. DAVIS, cement contractor of Delong, and Mr. and Mrs. McCOY, of Kewanna. Mr. Kline's auto, an Essex sedan, was completely demolished in the wreck.
Grover "Cleve" KLINE was well known throughout the western section of this county and also in Rochester, he having often visited this city in the capacity of trustee and also at various times when his sisters, Bertha [KLINE] and Carrie [KLINE] taught school in this city several years ago. The victim is survived by widow and nine children, all at home, his father Frank KLINE, and three sisters. An obituary and funeral announcement will be carried in Saturday's issue of the News-Sentinel.

Saturday, October 5, 1929

Funeral services for Grover Cleveland KLINE, 45, who was killed Friday morning in a grade-crossing crash at Delong, will be held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the Leiters Ford Methodist church with the Rev. H. L. ADAMS in charge.
Grover Cleveland, son of Frank and Sarah KLINE, was born on a farm near Delong on June 15th, 1884 and had been a resident of that vicinity practically all of his life. On Oct. 2nd, 1919 he was united in marriage to Pearl BUNNELL, the ceremony taking place at Culver, Ind. Mr. Kline followed the occupation of farming and was also trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township for several years. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church of Garlington, Oklahome in which town he resided for a short time, and a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge. Surviving with the widow and aged father, Frank KLINE are the following children, one son, Robert [KLINE], eight daughters, Frances [KLINE], Bernice [KLINE], Wilma [KLINE], Marguerite [KLINE], Dorothy [KLINE], Betty [KLINE], LaJune [KLINE], all at home; Mrs. Evelyn McKENZIE of Haddock, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha CORNELL, of Bartow, Florida; Mrs. Marie INGRAHAM, of Libertyville, Ill., and Mrs. Carrie JOHNSON, of Brewster, Minn.
Word received late yesterday from Bartow, Fla., stated Mrs. Cornell would be unable to attend the funeral, but that she would arrive at the Kline home within the next few days. The victim's other two sisters and his daughter, Mrs. McKinzie, are expected to arrive today. Interment will be made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Monday, October 7, 1929

Funeral services in charge of Rev. Dan SLAYBAUGH for Mrs. Florence O. COPLEN were held at the Athens church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, near that town.
Florence O. [ASHELMAN], daughter of Samuel and [Lydia] "Liddie" ASHELMAN, was born in Fulton county, May 5th, 1862 and passed away on Oct. 4th, 1929. She was united in marriage to Willard COPLEN on Oct. 20th, 1890. To this union five children were born all of whom have preceded the mother in death. Mrs. Coplen who was a member of the Church of God had been a resident of the Athens community all of her life.

Mrs. Elizabeth ENYART, age 72 years, passed away at her home one mile west of Kewanna, Saturday evening. She had been ill since Wednesday morning at that time having suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Elizabeth [GRUBB], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George GRUBB was born in Pennsylvania, February 22, 1857. While still young, she moved with her family to Indiana and she had been a resident of the Kewanna neighborhood for many years. She was united in marriage to Joseph

ENYART to which union were born three children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Baptist Church of Kewanna.
Surviving are the husband and the three children, Milo [ENYART] of Kansas, Oscar [ENYART] and Plaudie [ENYART] of Kewanna.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Baptist Church at Kewanna, Rev. FOX, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, October 8, 1929

Mrs. Amanda Barbara LEININGER, 76, prominent resident of the Akron community, died Monday afternoon at 4:30 at her home three miles north of Akron, death being due to heart trouble. Mrs. Leininger had been an invalid for the past eleven years but her condition had only been serious one week.
The deceased [Amanda Barbara KISTLER] was born in West Penn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on December 27, 1852 the daughter of Daniel and Catherine KISTLER. On November ninth, 1875 she was married in Pennsylvania to Elias LEININGER. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Leininger came to Akron where they had since resided. She was a member of the Evangelical Church in Pennsylvania.
Survivors are her husband, five daughters, Dr. Anina LEININGER, Mrs. Karl GAST, Mrs. Wm. R. THOMPSON, Mrs. Eulah COOK, of Akron, and Mrs. Robert HITCHCOCK, of South Bend; two sons, Daniel [LEININGER] and Charles LEININGER, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Beaver Dam United Brethren Church with the Rev. Noah McCOY, of Columbia City, in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Elma Flora McCALL, aged 73, former resident of this city, passed away at her home in South Bend, Washington at five o'clock Tuesday morning, according to a telegram received by her son, Walter, of this city, early today. Mrs. McCall had been in ill health from a complication of diseases for the past year and the above mentioned son and Ernest McCall with their families but recently returned from an extended visit with their mother in the far western city.
The deceased, who was born in Ohio, resided in Rochester for several years. Later, she and her husband took up their residence at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and then removed to South Bend, Wash., having resided at the latter city for 27 years. Her husband, Lewis Bloomfield McCALL preceded her in death two years ago. Surviving are four sons, Walter [McCALL] and Ernest [McCALL] of Rochester, Oliver [McCALL] of South Bend, Washington, and Clarence [McCALL] of Vancouver, Washington, and one daughter, Mrs. John BONNELL of South Bend, Washington. Three children died in infancy.
Funeral services will probably be held Thursday afternoon while burial will be made in the Menlo Washington cemetery.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo GIPE, of Wabash, formerly of this city, were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Gipe which occurred at four o'clock Monday afternoon at his home on West Main street in Wabash. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. and Mrs. Gipe lived in Rochester for over a year, moving only last week to Wabash, Mr. Gipe having been forced to retire on account of ill health. While here Mr. Gipe was manager of the Collins Ice Cream Factory.

Mr. Gipe, aged 55, was born at Roann, Ind; and most of his life was spent in Wabash. For several years he operated the Gipe Ice Cream Factory in Wabash, leasing it a year ago to the Sanitary Milk Company and accepting a position with the Collins Ice Cream Co. He was a member of the Christian church, the Kiwanis Club, T. P. A., several lodges in Wabash and of the city council.
Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles STERLING, of near Wabash, and his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah GIPE, of Wabash. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Jones funeral home in Wabash and burial will be made in Roann.

Wednesday, October 9, 1929

Mrs. Anson DAVIS, age 41, a life long resident of Rochester and vicinity passed away at her home at 343 Ohio Street, Wednesday morning at 12:30. Death was caused by sugar diabetis from which disease she had been ill for some time.
Selma [DOWNS], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DOWNS, was born December 8, 1887 in Rochester. On October 11, 1906 in Rochester she was united in marriage to Anson DAVIS, who survives.
Besides the husband, she is survived by four children, Donald [DAVIS], Mary [DAVIS], Lelah [DAVIS], and Everett [DAVIS] all at home; two brothers, Elmer DOWNS of Elkhart and Ed DOWNS of Washington, Missouri; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace CLAY of Peru and Mrs. Rex DUNN of Kokomo.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the house with Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Following an illness of several weeks Betty Jean SMITH, the 22 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl SMITH, died at eleven o'clock last evening at the Smith home, southwest of Rochester.
Surviving are the parents and two sisters. The body will be taken to Delphi where funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Thursday morning. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Run cemetery near that city.

Mrs. Allen GOODRICH of Plymouth, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital following an operation for the removal of a goitre. Mrs. Goodrich had been in ill health for two years and underwent a second operation for goitre on Monday from which she failed to rally.
Surviving are her husband and two children, Dorotha [MANNEN] and Orval MANNEN. Funeral services will be held at the home on North Michigan Road, Plymouth, at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery in that city.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mentone Church of Christ for LeRoy DORAN, 42, who died Monday afternoon at his home in Mentone. Mr. Doran had been ill for the past 11 years with tuberculosis. Burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.
The deceased is survived by four children, his mother, Mrs. Alice MOON, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth SHOEMAKER, of Burket.

Thursday, October 10, 1929

Selden J. BROWN has received a telegram from his wife announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. A. J. MIDDLETON, of Rochester, New York. Mrs. Middleton died Wednesday following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Brown has been at her mother's bedside for the past three weeks.

Friday, October 11, 1929

(By Albert W. BITTERS0
It rarely falls to the lot of the average individual to pen an account of a biographical nature for a citizen, well known and identified with the community for so many years that the subject thereof is considered as a pioneer, and the task is assumed with hesitancy lest inaccuracy occur by lack of full knowledge of the facts.
The following data will be anent the life history of Andrew Tully BITTERS, familiarly known to the populace as "Uncle Tully," whose demise occurred at his late home, 329 W. Ninth street, this city, Friday, October 11, 1929, aged 88 years, 8 months, 25 days.
The subject of this sketch was the youngest child of a large family of brothers and sisters, born to John and Sarah A. BITTERS. The deceased is native of Northampton county, Pennsylvania, date of birth, January 16, 1841. He was the last surviving member of his family, exceeding all in point of longevity, his brothers, Lemuel N. [BITTERS], William [BITTERS], John D. [BITTERS] and Major BITTERS, and sisters Catharine MASTELLER and Rebecca DOANE being best remembered in Fulton county.
Uncle Tully accompanied his parents to Bloomsburg, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, in 1842, and in 1856, with his parents and brother William and family, emigrated to Akron, Indiana, where as a boy, his brother William taught him the trade of a brick mason, and with his trowel he has helped to erect some of the first brick buildings in Rochester, the Kroger store building [Shields building], 1868, Masonic building and Odd Fellows building being among the first, as well as the residence where he passed away, built in 1872.
Working at his trade until the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Co. D, 87th Ind. Inft., but his country needed additional strength in the Marine Service, hence joined that branch, serving at St. Louis and Vicksburg and up and down the Mississippi river until the close of the war, when he received honorable discharge.
On his return to civil live, at the village of Akron, he and a close friend, the late William CUTSHALL, printed a small news sheet, which experience led to his final ownership of the Rochester Sentinel, after leaders of the Democratic party in this county prevailed on him to undertake that enterprise, purchasing the Sentinel from McDonald & Co. in 1872. For long years Mr. Bitters wielded the editorial pen for the welfare of his party, his home city and the common good.
Deceased is numbered among the last of the old-school type of editors and publishers, whose policy was to "make the penalty fit the crime" in an attack against wrong, sparing not the rod of severe criticism wherever deserved, and the opposite extreme of sympathy for the distressed or the weak. A monument to his memory, worthy of a man, is comprised in the files of the old Sentinel in the office of the County Recorder.
After the election of President Grover Cleveland, the deceased was appointed Postmaster of Rochester. Not being able to serve in dual capacity, the Sentinel was sold to Henry A. BARNHART, who carried on with pheonmenal success. For several years Mr. Bitters was owner of the City Book Store, in which business his friendships expanded far and wide. He was once identified with a picture-frame molding industry in Rochester, and was once the receiver of the old defunct Rochester shoe factory, and then employedf nearly two hundred persons.
Tully Bitters was a self-made man, gaining knowledge by dint of abrasion with the rough spots, rather than the polish of education in colleges or great institutions of training. He was a lover of children, but fate never blessed him as a parent, though he has been father to those in need of parental love. Miss Retha EISENHOUR, now employed in the Government printing office at Washington, was taken into his home in childhood and tenderly cared for until mature years. Others have known the bounty of his love and care, whose experience is not so well known to the writer.
In early life he felt the need of a home to divide with another, and won the heart and hand of Sarah J. St.CLAIR, of Montgomery county, Ohio, then residing near his mother's home and they were married in 1867. The couple led a happy life until misfortune took the good wife to the home beyond, date not here known.
On April 28, 1891, he again embarked on the sea of matrimony, accepting the love of Ellen CHATTEN, who survives him in deep sorrow and regret. He was a husband true to the measure of a man, a prominent citizen, a stalwart soldier and a conscientious partisan Democrat, ever striving to live true to precept and principle.
He was once a member of the McClung Post No. 95, G.A.R., and was Commander of the Post for one or two terms, but owing to infirmity and circumstances withdrew from affiliation some years ago.
He was a member of the Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. & A. M., taking his Entered Apprentice degree April 5, 1865; Fellowcraft degree June 13, 1865, and Master Mason's degree July 13 1865 -- over 64 years. He served as Master five different terms, and was secretary for a long period. March 29, 1887, when the Rochester Chapter No. 70, Order Eastern Star, was instituted, Mr. Bitters was appointed and installed by Grand Patron George C. DORLAND, as the first Worthy Patron and a charter member of the Rochester chapter O. E. S.
In these Masonic bodies he has ever lived by the gauge, level and plumb, squaring his actions by the tools of the craft as laid down by ancient law. In his daily life he was true to Deity, just to his country and lived [at] peace with his fellows which bespeaks his future haven of love in that home not made with hands. . . . .
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 329 West Ninth Street, Sunday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of Rochester Lodge No. 79, F. & A. M., Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating.

Jacob CRIM, aged 70, died at the Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane at Logansport, in which institution he has been a patient for the past four years, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Crim had been seriously ill for the past wee. His death was not unexpected.
Mr. Crim was born - - - - - - - - city 50 years ago from Columbia City. For many years Mr. Crim was the Singer Sewing Machine Company agent for Fulton county. Later he purchased a candy kitchen at 707 Main street which he sold in 1910 to move to California. He remained in California for two years and then came back to this county where he was employed by various companies as a traveling salesman. Mr. Crim, who was twice married, for over 25 years was a member of the Rochester Citizens Band. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ray SHOWLEY and Mrs. H. H. WELGUN, of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Dana G. CARVER, of Los Angeles, Calif. The deceased was a member of the Rochester Knights of Pythias lodge. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Harlan CLEMANS, aged 83, died at 8:15 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence ESHELMAN one and half miles notheast of this city. Death was due to complications incident to old age. Mr. Clemans for many years resided on a farm in Henry Township where he was a highly respected citizen of the community in which he lived. Three years ago because of his age he decided to retire coming to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eshelman, to live.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. ESHELMAN and Mrs. Thurman SMITH of Henry township, a son, Tom CLEMANS] also of Henry Township, a sister, Mrs. Minerva KREIG of Akron and three brothers, Alonzo [CLEMANS], Miami county, James [CLEMANS], Henry township, and Floyd [CLEMANS] of Rochester township.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

With her vision partially blinded by the drizzling rain, Mrs. Amy DuBOIS, 76, widow of George W. DuBOIS, was instantly killed at 5:10 o'clock Thursday evening when she was struck by an automobile owned and driven by John L. STEWART, of South Bend. The tragedy occurred directly in front of the aged lady's farm home, four miles south of this city on state road No. 25. An examination by physicians who were immediately summoned to the scene, revealed that death had resulted from a fractured skull. The aged lady also received a fractured right arm.
Mrs. DuBois, with whom resides her two sons, Rex [DuBOIS] and Lefever [DuBOIS], had left her house to obtain the evening papers which were in the mail box directly across the pavement and had secured the papers and was in the act of returning to her home when the fatal accident resulted. Coroner Dr. A. E. STINSON who was immediately called to the DuBois home received the following sworn statement from Mr. Stewart, who other than his wife and two sons, was the only witness to the accident:
"Myself, wife and two boys were going south on state road No. 25, driving at a speed of 35 miles per hour enroute from South Bend to Frankfort. About 5:10 o'clock we were about four miles south of Rochester and as we approached what I now understand to be the George W. DuBois farm home I saw a lady going across the road to a paper box, about 300 feet ahead of our car.
"It was raining and I was driving 35 miles per hour. As we approached she started back east across the pavement, taking about three steps and then stopped. Thinking she was going to wait until we passed, I pulled to the east side of the cement and when we were within about 10 feet of her she started on across the road and walked directly into the car.
"I had slowed the machine down to about 25 miles per hour and had put on my brakes. The car went off the pavement and turned around, heading northward. As soon as the car had stopped we went back and found the lady who was later learned to be Mrs. Amy DuBois, lying at the side of the road in a ditch and from all appeaance was dead. I summoned help and called the doctor.
Signed: John L. Stewart."
Mr. Stewart, who is an insurance agent in the employ of The Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New York, was permitted to proceed on his way to Frankfort after he had reported the accident to Coroner A. E. STINSON. The coroner's verdict had not been rendered as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.
Amy Etta HORTON was born in Miami county, Indiana, on February 15, 1853, the daughter of Aaron Carr and Priscilla HORTON. She was married to George W. DuBois at the age of 19 and to this union seven children were born: Mrs. L. M. SHOEMAKER, Mrs. A. E. BABCOCK, Fred H. [DuBOIS] and Dr. Dwight [DuBOIS], of Kewanna, Don L. [DuBOIS] of Mishawaka, M. Lefever [DuBOIS] and Rex B. [DuBOIS] at home. These children all survive as do twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Grace HEMMERBAUGH and Mrs. Jennie ANDERSON, of Twelve Mile, and one brother, G. A. HORTON of Harrison, Mich. Mr. DuBois preceded his wife in death October 29, 1918.
Mrs. DuBois was a member of the Rochester Baptist church, having gone into this church with the Ebenezer congregation when it was merged with the Rochester church three years ago, she having been a member of that church about 20 years.
The deceased interests were mainly centered in her home, friends and family. Her love for them was the joy of service so deep that self was forgotten.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the family home with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, October 12, 1929

Funeral services for the late Jacob CRIM who died in the Longcliff Asylum Thursday afternoon will be held from the Val Zimmerman Parlors Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Daniel PERRY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, October 14, 1929

John C. Freemont GILLESPIE, 72, well known retired farmer of Union Township, died Sunday evening at 7:30 at his home in Kewanna following an illness of several years. Death was due to heart trouble, however his condition had only been regarded severe the past few weeks.
The deceased was born on a farm near Warsaw, the son of Andrew and Sarah GILLESPIE. On January 27th, 1878 at Warsaw, he was married to Anna EDWARDS, later moving to the Kewanna community. For the past ten years they had lived in Kewanna. He was a member of the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. John BURNETT, of Kewanna, Mrs. Una WILSON, of Elwood and Miss Barbara GILLESPIE, of Cleveland, Ohio; four sons, Freemont [GILLESPIE] of Fort Wayne, Jack [GILLESPIE] of Wabash, Arthur [GILLESPIE] of Niles, Michigan and Ted [GILLESPIE], of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the family home with Rev. BULGER in charge. Burial will be made in the Shaffer cemetery.

Word was received here today of the death of Charles E. OSBORN, age 72, who died suddenly at his home in Meridian, Mississippi some time Saturday night. Cause of the death could not be learned.
Charles, son of William and Elizabeth OSBORN, was born in Richland Township, Fulton County, July 2, 1857. He was a resident of Rochester and community all his life with the exception of the past ten years which he spent in Mississippi.
Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Frank MORGAN, Argos; one brother, Robert OSBORN of South Bend; three half-sisters, Mrs. Laura MILLER and Mrs. Mary THOMPSON of Rochester, and Mrs. Daisy COLE of South Bend and one son, Glen [OSBORN] of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The body will be brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Morgan of Argos Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Grossman Chapel at Argos Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.

Many people attended the funeral services Sunday afternoon for the late Tully BITTERS, pioneer publisher and Civil War veteran. Over 50 Masons attended the services in a body.

Tuesday, October 15, 1929

Relatives here have received word of the death of William WOODS, aged 60, of Indianapolis, which took place Monday at his home in that city. Funeral services will be held in Indianapolis Wednesday.
The deceased was born and raised in the Prairie Grove neighborhood, southwest of Rochester and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William WOODS, Sr. For a number of years he had lived in Indianapolis. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lucy ADAMSON and Mrs. May SHEPHERD and a brother, Samuel [WOODS], all of Indianapolis.

Mrs. Mary TOBEY, well known resident of this city, died late this afternoon at the home of her son, Stacy TOBEY, southwest of Rochester. Death was due to a strke of paralysis which she suffered a few days ago.

Wednesday, October 16, 1929

Mrs. Mary TOBEY, aged 72, died at 3:45 Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son Stacy TOBEY, five and one-half miles southwest of Rochester, death being due to complications of diseases. Mrs. Tobey had been in ill health since the first of July but was thought to be on the road to recovery. Last Saturday she went to her son's home to visit and on Monday suffered a relapse.
Mary Lane SMITH was born in Paulding County, Ohio on December eighth, 1856 the daughter of David and Elizabeth SMITH, and moved with her parents to Pulaski county, Indiana when 12 years of age. On May fifth, 1876 she was married to Felix Thomas TOBEY. Thirty-four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Tobey moved to Fulton County, purchasing a farm in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood southeast of Rochester. Following Mr. Tobey's death she continued to live on the farm until several years ago when she moved to Rochester. Her home in this city was at the corner of 13th street and Bancroft Avenue.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, the Progressive and Mt. Zion Clubs.
Surviving are three sons, Victor [TOBEY] of Talma; George [TOBEY] and Stacy [TOBEY], of near Rochester; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie COLLINS, of Oakland, California, Mrs. Jack IRVIN, of Harrod, Ohio, Mrs. Bert BRYANT, and Mrs. Harvey RUSH, of Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ed MOORE, of Elkhart. Two daughters are dead, Helen [TOBEY] who died in infancy and Blanche SHELTON, wife of the late LeRoy SHELTON, who passed away in 1913. One brother and one sister, Henry SMITH and Mrs. Claude HAZEN, of Winamac, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Baptist Church, in this city, with the Rev. C. S. DAVISSON in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Thursday, October 17, 1929

William Edward [EASTERDAY], 19 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward EASTERDAY, of Marshtown, died Wednesday noon after an illness of only a few hours duration. The child became suddenly ill Tuesday noon after he had eaten a frosted tomato.

Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Arlene [EASTERDAY] and Mildred [EASTERDAY], and one brother, Leslie Eugene [EASTERDAY]. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Fulton Baptist church. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Mrs. Anna BRYAN AYRES, 41 years old, who was shot and killed by her male companion William H. GAYLORD, who then killed himself at Wallingford, Conn., on Monday night was a former resident of Rochester and will be remembered by many residents of this community. She was the younger daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. BRYAN who resided in Rochester for about fifteen years living on Monroe Street. They left this city about 25 years ago, following the graduation of the older daughter, Grace [BRYAN], from high school, and moved to Franklin so that the girls could be educated in the Franklin College. Rev. Bryan was a circuit preacher in this community but never held the pulpit in the church in this city. While news of Mrs. Ayres death was carried widely in the newspapers Wednesday, it was not known here until today that she was the former local Anna Bryan.
Mrs. Ayres was a niece of Mrs. Samantha KING who resides on South Madison Street, Rochester. Mrs. King and Rev. J. L. Bryan are sister and brother. Rev. Bryan is now retired and lives at Franklin, Ind. Grace Bryan is a superintendent of a school at Indianapolis. Mrs. King was informed of the tragedy by a reporter of The News-Sentinel Thursday noon but had nothing to say.
Mrs. Ayres graduated from Franklin College in 1909 receiving her bachelor of arts degree. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority there. She taught school at Warren, Indiana and then began a career in advertising work. She was a brilliant and a beautiful woman according to her friends. She was married to Ernest AYRES, a professor at Amherst University, and they were the parents of three children. The couple separated and then secured a divorce. She had her home in West Haven, Conn.
Wallingford, Conn., Oct. 17. -- Deaths of Mrs. Anna BRYAN AYRES, 41, talented advertising manager, and William H. GAYLORD, a bookkeeper of Hartford, by bullet, was summed up today by Medical Examiner Dr. J. H. BUFFUM today as "death by mutual agreement," giving official weight to the theory that there was a suicide pact.
Dr. Buffum said he found nothing in the notes Mrs. Ayres left to indicate that she was about to die by agreement. They indicated times set for meetings, however.
Deputy Coroner CORRIGAN accepted the doctor's version and decided an inquest was unnecessary.
Police were convinced that the advertising expert who earned a large salary, had been shot to death by Gaylord, a bookkeeper, who then killed himself. Their bodies were found Tuesday in a room at an inn.
Mrs. Ayres, age forty-one, was the divorced wife of Ernest Ayres, former Amherst professor, and mother of three children. Her home was in West Haven. Gaylord, age forty-six lived in East Hartford.
The bodies, with bullet wounds in their temples, were found by Robert HYATT, manager of the inn, who broke down the door of the room after repeated efforts to get an answer from the two failed.
The tragedy climaxed an infatuation which had its inception last summer and which brought a proposal of marriage from Gaylord, who planned to divorce his wife. Letters to Mrs. Ayres from Gaylord, found in the room, indicated she had refused to marry him. She was advertising manager of the Berger Bros. Corset Company in New Haven.
Mrs. Ayres and Gaylord registered at the Inn Monday night, as Mr. and Mrs. W. S. GRAY, New Haven. Dr. John H. BUFFUM medical examiner, said the murder and suicide had occurred about four or five hours after the two went to their room.
Mrs. Ayres' body was found in a chair. Sprawled at her feet was the body of her companion. Two empty shells were found in a revolver. The room contained numerous cigar and cigarette butts, but there was no evidence of a struggle.
Convinced that the man was responsible for both deaths Dr. Buffum said there would be no coroner's inquest.
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 17. -- Mrs. Anna BRYAN AYRES was regarded as an outstanding business executive in the highly developed industrial field of Connecticut. The background for the position she held was a college career as well as years of experience in work for concerns which gave her technical knowledge of all phases of advertising and its mechanics and technique.
Mrs. Ayres was born in the middle West, took her bachelor of arts degree at Franklin College, Indiana, and her master of arts degree at Brown University. She did graduate work at the University of Chicago and out of that came the affiliations which led her into editorial and advertising lines. She also has spent some time as a research assistant in economics. Her marriage for a time intrrupted her full-time application to her chosen profession, but she continued to write advertising for newspapers and national magazines. With this training she came to Berger Brothers Company, corset manufacturers, here, after her divorce permitted her to give the time.
Mrs. Ayres many times had given public expression to her views on women in industry In advertising Mrs. Ayres had said that the more a woman knows about typography, engraving, printing practice, paper and production problems, the better for her. The more she learns about sales methods and merchandising the sooner she will advance in her field she said.

Friday, October 18, 1929

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Saturday, October 19, 1929

Mrs. Antoinette WARREN, of Burket, died at the Woodlawn hospital at 7 o'clock Friday morning. Mrs. Warren was taken to the hospital about two weeks ago where she underwent an operation. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Warren has lived around Burket all of her life and is survived by eight children, Charles [WARREN], of Warsaw, Elmer [WARREN] and George [WARREN], of Burket, Mrs. David BRUNER, Mrs. Frank SMITH and Mrs. Ivan WARREN, of Burket, and Jesse WARREN, of So. Bend; one brother Ulysses DREISBACH, of Burket.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Louise PAULSON, former resident of this city, which occurred Wednesday evening at her home in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held Saturday.

Monday, October 21, 1929

Howard E. FRAIN, 44, for twenty-five years cashier of the Fulton State Bank, was found dead in bed early Monday morning at the home of George BURTON, 501 North Hill Street, South Bend, where he and his wife were visiting. Death was due to a heart attack, South Bend physicians and the St. Joseph county coroner stated after they had made an examination of the body.
Mr. Frain had been in ill health for the past two years, suffering from heart trouble and chronic nephritis, but his condition was not regarded as serious. He was a visitor in Rochester on Saturday, being present in the Fulton circuit court where a deposition was taken in a civil suit. From here he went to the Burton home in South Bend to spend the week end and upon retiring late Sunday night complained of not feeling well.
The deceased was born and raised in Rochester, the son of Daniel and Eleanor FRAIN. He received his education in the Rochester public schools and when a junior in high school accepted a position with the First National Bank. When the Fulton State Bank was organized Mr. Frain was offered the position of cashier which he accepted. In connection with this work he was engaged in the insurance business. Two years ago Mr. Frain resigned his position at the bank and went to Grand Rapids, Mich., where he continued with his insurance work.
Fifteen years ago Mr. Frain was married to Miss Eleanor COOK, daughter of George COOK, of Fulton, who with one brother, C. A. FRAIN, of Chicago, survive.
Private funeral services for relatives and personal friends will be held at the Foster funeral home in this city some time Wednesday, the hour to be announced later. Rev. G. R. CRANE, of Fulton, will have charge of the services and burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friends may view the body from six to eight Tuesday evening and from nine to ten Wednesday morning.

Henry BAKER, aged 81, well known retired farmer living between Macy and Gilead, died at midnight Sunday night, following an illness of five years. Death was due to complications of diseases. Five years ago Mr. Baker was injured when he was kicked by a horse and had been an invalid since that time.
The deceased was born in Wooster, Ohio, on Sept. 18, 1847, the son of Timothy and Susan BAKER. Mr. Baker had lived in the Macy community for many years and was one of the best known residents of that vicinity.
Surviving are his wife and three sons, Verl [BAKER], of Canada, Timothy [BAKER], of Rochester, and Benjamin [BAKER], of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson and one granddaughter. Two sisters, Mrs. Mark PATTERSON, of Akron, and Mrs. Sullivan WAITE, of Peru, also survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Funeral services will be held at the Rochester Baptist church at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon for Dr. C. W. CAMPBELL, of Hammond. Rev. HORTON, of Hammond, will have charge of the services and will be assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Dr. Campbell was a well known physician of Hammond and the father of Mrs. W. E. KINDIG, of Noblesville, formerly of Rochester.

Tuesday, October 22, 1929

Funeral services for the late Howard FRAIN, 44, who was found dead in bed Monday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George BURTON, in South Bend, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Ora Foster funeral parlors in Rochester. Rev. G. R. CRANE, of Fulton, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. The services are for only the near relatives and friends. The body will lie in state from ten p.m. to 1:30 a.m. [sic]

Wanda Arlene [BURTON], 3-weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred BURTON, passed away at the Burton home one and a half miles north of Fulton at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, after a few days illness from indigestion. The little baby is survived by the parents, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fletcher church, while burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Mrs. Vert BARTLETT, former resident of Argos, died in a hospital in Detroit, Mich., Sunday night, friends in Argos were notified yesterday. The body will be returned to Argos for burial.

Frank RANNELLS died Sunday at his home in Bunker Hill following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home. Mr. Rannells, who was well known in this community, is the father of Mrs. Harry HERRELL, of Talma.

Wednesday, October 23, 1929

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church, in Rochester, for Dr. Cyrus W. CAMPBELL, dean of the Hammond medical profession, who died Monday at his home in Hammond. Rev. HORTON, of Hammond, was in charge of the services and was assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON, of this city. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Dr. Campbell was the oldest practicing physician in Hammond. He was born October 15, 1850, at Monterey, Ind. He attended the public schools and first studied medicine privately as was then the custom before taking further work at Franklin, Pa. In 1880 he began practicing at Blue Grass, Ind., and spent ten years there. In the meantime he continued his studies in the medical college of Indiana at Indianapolis from which he received his degree in 1888.
October 30, 1873, he was married to Ellen WALLACE at Monterey. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1923 at their home in Hammond. In 1891 they came to Hammond where they had since resided, Dr. Campbell building up an extensive practice and he was one of the most beloved members of his profession, being celebrated for his kindly deeds.
Dr. Campbell was president of the hospital staff of St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond for the first three years after it was built. For many years he served as secretary of the Hammond board of health and aided the drive for the present tuberculosis sanitarium in Crown Point.
Surviving are his wife, six children, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Margaret WHITE, of Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Ethel STAKEMILLER, of Miami, Fla.; Claude CAMPBELL, of Hammond, Mrs. Faye KINDIG, of Noblesville, Ind.; and Merle [CAMPBELL] and Dean H. CAMPBELL, of Hammond.

Mrs. James KEPLER and Mrs. Chas. KEPLER, of this city, have received word of the death of their aunt, Mrs. Mary BERGER, 80, of the Weasaw neighborhood, near Denver, which occurred Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. A. MOORE in Peru. Death was due to complications of diseases from which she had been ill for several weeks.
Surviving are the daughter named and three sons, S. D. BERGER, of near Denver; Albert BERGER, of near Deedsville; Aaron B. BERGER, of Macy; and another daughter, Mrs. Sarah KEIM, of Akron. Mrs.Berger's maiden name was [Mary] DEWALD and for many years she lived in the Wagoner Station neighborhood, southeast of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Weasaw church and burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery.

Thursday, October 24, 1929

[no obits]

Friday, October 25, 1929

Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Albert J. MURDOCK, who died at her home west of the Disko schoolhouse Tuesday afternoon. Death followed an operation performed at a hospital ten months ago. Burial was made at the Laketon cemetery. The husband survives. There were no children.

Mrs. Mary PENCE, aged 93, one of the best known pioneer residents of Fulton county, died at 12:30 Friday noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Lowe, in the Mt. Olive neighborhood. Death was due to a complication of diseases due to advanced years from which she had been ill for the past two weeks.
Mary FARRIS was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 26, 1836, and came with her parents to Fulton county when only eight years of age, settling in the Talma community. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to John PENCE, who passed away many years ago. While her husband was living they made their home on a farm southeast of Rochester, but following his death she moved to Rochester. However, for the past several years she has made her home with her daughters. She was a member of the Rochester Methodist church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John OLIVER and Mrs. Christina STINSON, of Rochester; Mrs. John LOWE, of near Mt. Olive; Mrs. Al KOFFEL, near Nyona Lake, and Mrs. Retta LOWE, of Fulton, now visiting in Denver, Colo. Eighteen grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Rochester Methodist church at two o'clock. Rev. G. R. CRANE, of the Fulton United - - - - burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Vernie CLAY, aged 44, wife of Edward CLAY, well known farmer living two and one-half miles west of Rochester, died at 5:30 Friday morning following an illness of six weeks. Death was due to paralysis.
The deceased was born on a farm near Peru, Indiana, June 28, 1885 the daughter of Frank and Florence DENISTON. Following the death of her mother, when she was only eight years old, she came to this community and was raised by Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, now of Chicago. On July 23, 1903 in Rochester she was married to Edward Clay.
Besides her husband she is survived by her father, Frank DENISTON, of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice NEWMAN and Mrs. John SNYDER, four sons, Howard [CLAY], Roscoe [CLAY], Roy [CLAY] and Homer [CLAY], all of Rochester; one brother, Roscoe DENISTON, of South Bend; her foster-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER, and a foster brother, Mel MILLER, of Chicago, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian Church with Rev. G. W. TITUS in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Saturday, October 26, 1929

Wabash, Ind., Oct 26. -- The body of Waldo GIPE, who died suddenly a few weeks ago, was exhumed Tuesday from the Roann cemetery for the purpose of holding a post mortem to determine the cause of death. The post mortem was held by Drs. WILSON, RHAMY, WHISLER, LaSALLE and MAUGLE, and was at the request of an insurance company.
Some time ago while at work for an ice cream company at Rochester, an ammonia pipe is said to have burst in Mr. Gipe's face, causing injuries that were believed by some to have caused his death, which occurred here just a week or so after Mr. and Mrs. Gipe had moved back in Wabash from Rochester.
In case he did receive injuries while at work that would cause death, his widow would be entitled to compensation insurance of 55 per cent of his wages for 300 weeks, which sum would be in the neighborhood of $5,000.
If his death resulted from other causes, the widow would not be entitled to such insurance.
The findings of the physicians was not made public.

The Erie railroad flasher signal island block, located at the north end of Main street, which has been the scene of approximately 15 serious accidents during the past ten months, claimed its first fatality at 12:55 Saturday morning, when Kermit COX, 27, of 413 West Marion street, Mishawaka, lost his life when the car which he was driving ctrashed into the cement block on the north side of the crossing.
Cox, who only recently retired from ten years service in the U. S. Army, was accompanied by his brother Merle [COX] and a friend, Harry H. COOK, all of Mishawaka the party being enroute to Lafayette, where the Cox brothers were to have spent the week end with their sisters, while Cook was to have visited his parents, who reside in that city. Both of Kermit's companions were asleep in new Ford coupe when the accident occurred and could tell little regarding the tragedy, other than that the driver was proceeding along at a moderate speed prior to their falling asleep. Although the Ford, which was the property of Harry Cook, was completely demolished by the impact, neither the victim's brother nor Cook were injured other than a few bruises.
A local ambulance was called to the scene and took the Mishawaka men to Woodlawn hospital, however, physicians who examined Mr. Cox stated that death had been instantaneous as his injuries consisted of skull fractures, deep scalp wounds and a crushed diaphram. A watch, which was worn by the Mishawaka man had stopped at exactly 12:55 o'clock, signified the exact time of the accident.
According to word received at noon today from Mishawaka Kermit Cox had only recently returned to that city from Seattle, Washington, where he was in the service of the U. S. Army. The victim is survived by his wife, who is a Seattle girl, and a seven weeks old baby daughter; a brother, two sisters, who reside at Lafayette and a number of relatives. The body was removed to the Cox home in Mishawaka early today and it is thought the funeral will be held Monday afternoon.

Monday, October 28, 1929

Rev. J. W. DICKISON, pastor of the Grass Creek United Brethren church and former pastor of the Rochester and the Fulton U. B. churches, received word that his father, John DICKISON, aged 74, had been killed instantly when his car was struck by a Wabash railroad train at Buck Creek, a small town east of Lafayette. Full particulars of the accident were not contained in the telephone report received by Rev. Dickison. It was learned from other sources that Mr. Dickison was enroute alone to Lafayette when the accident occurred. Rev. Dickison and his family left by motor immediately for Buck Creek.

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth GILLESPIE, well known resident of Kewanna, passed away at her home in that town Saturday morning after an attack of heart trouble. The deceased's husband, John C. F. GILLESPIE succumbed just 13 days ago and the sudden death of Mrs. Gillespie was a most severe shock to the relatives and friends.
Anna Elizabeth EPLER was born near Atwood, Indiana on August 3, 1859 and at the time of her demise was 70 years, 2 months and 23 days. On January 27,1878 she was united in marriage to John C. F. Gillespie and to this union, which lasted for more than fifty-one years, was born 10 children, seven of whom survive. These are Mrs. Nita BARNETT of Kewanna; Mrs. Una WILSON, of Elwood; Miss Barbara GILLESPIE, of Cleveland, Ohio; Fremont [GILLESPIE] of Fort Wayne; Jack [GILLESPIE], of Wabash; Arthur [GILLESPIE], of Niles, Michigan, and Ted [GILLESPIE], of Terre Haute. She also leaves nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Gillespie moved to Kewanna with her husband, from Kosciusko county in 1886 and with the exception of a few years has made her home here since. She moved from here to Roann, and later to Gilead but on account of her husband's failing health returned here to spend the remainder of her life.
Funeral services will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be made in the Kewanna cemetery.

Relatives have received word here of the death of George BOUCK, son of Mrs. Turpie DAVIDSON, which occurred Saturday evening at nine o'clock in a hospital at Kansas City. Mr. Bouck suffered a heart attack and died soon after.
George, son of Mrs. Turp Davidson, was born in Middlebury, New York, December 23, 1883. When still young he moved with his parents to this community, where he lived until seventeen years ago when he went West. He was in the employ of a railroad company in Kansas City. Mr. Bouck served in the Spanish-American war, having enlisted from Rochester.
Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Turp Davidson, wife and one daughter, Mrs. Cora LOFTIS of Omaha, Nebraska, two brothers, Claude [BOUCK] of Detroit and Fred [BOUCK] of Rochester and an aunt, Mrs. Ed MATTICE.
Funeral services were held in Kansas City Monday afternoon.

Barbara Gene DITMIRE, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph DITMIRE, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Fulton, died at nine o'clock Friday evening following an illness of two weeks with diphtheria.
The body was brought to Rochester for burial Monday afternoon, with a short service being held at the grave in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. G. R. CRANE, of Fulton, officiated. The child is survived by her parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. DITMIRE, of Fulton, and Mr. and Mrs. James WALLACE, of Converse.

Mary Elizabeth FARRIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FARRIS, of Ohio, was born on July 26, 1836, and after a brief but severe illness she departed to be with Christ Oct. 25, 1929, at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 29 days.
She spent most of her childhood in Bloomingsburg, Ind., when at the age of 11 years she came to live with Rev. Harvey FERRY, a Methodist minister and with whom she made her home until she grew into young womanhood. On Aut 12, 1885, she was united in marriage to John PENCE. To this union seven children were born, five of whom are still living, two having preceded her in death in the early years of their life. Soon after her marriage she came with her husband to reside near Rochester where she spent a number of years enjoying the fellowship of her husband and family and neighbors. After the death of her husband, Mr. John Pence, which took place Oct. 11, 1893, she came to live in the city of Rochester and was loved by all who knew her.
Early in life she united with the Methodist church at Union, Fulton county and later moved her membership to Rochester Methodist church. For many years she has been a faithful member until age and sickness made it impossible for her to attend. Mrs. Pence, on the testimony of her devoted daughters, has always been a faithful and loving mother. Patient she has been in all her affliction. Ministers of the gospel always found a welcome in her home and they in turn enjoyed the hospitality of her home at all times.
During the last few years she has been in ill health and for a long time was tenderly cared for in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. KOFFEL, northeast of Fulton, also by other members of her family. The last few weeks she spent in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John LOWE, where she took seriously ill and although loving hearts and hands ministered to her every need, she passed away to her reward to be forever with the Lord, which is far better.
She leaves to mourn her departure five daughters as follows: Teena STINSON, of Rochester, Ind; Retta LOWE, Ella KOFFEL and Minnie LOWE, of Fulton, and Della OLIVER, of Rochester; also 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends.

Tuesday, October 29, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Cora VANDEGRIFT, northeast of Rochester, received word Monday night of the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Quincy VANDEGRIFT, 37, which occurred late Monday afternoon, at Milwaukee, Wis. Death was due to complications which developed following an operation for appendicitis.
Surviving are her husband, daughter, Jeanne [VANDEGRIFT], aged four, and a son, Richard [VANDEGRIFT], 20 months old. Mrs. Vandegrift was formerly Miss Hazel GALLAGAN, of Milwaukee.
Mrs. Cora Vandegrift left Tuesday for Milwaukee to attend the funeral.

Wednesday, October 30, 1929 and Thursday, October 31, 1929

[no obits]

Friday, November 1, 1929

Claude MAY, former Culver business man, died suddenly Thursday at his home in Lima, Ohio, following an acute attack of Bright's disease. He is survived by his wife and three children. The body will be returned to Culver for burial.

Saturday, November 2, 1929

Mrs. Elmer KANOUSE, age 49, life long resident of the Tiosa neighborhood, with the exception of a few years spent in Michigan, passed away at her home one mile west of Tiosa Saturday morning at 6:30. Mrs. Kanouse had been ill for three days, suffering from poison which developed from a burn on the elbow. She was first taken ill with a chill and fever which developed into a poison causing her death.
Hattie [ROGERS], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. ROGERS, was born near Tiosa, September 23 1880 on a farm near Tiosa. Upon reaching womanhood she was united in marriage at Tiosa to Elmer KANOUSE. Soon after, they moved to Michigan, where they resided for several years, later moving to the Tiosa neighborhood. Mrs. Kanouse was a member of the Christian Church at Tiosa.
Surviving are the husband, the parents, residing near Tiosa and two sons, Donald [KANOUSE] and Dean [KANOUSE] at home; five sisters, Mrs. Dean MOW, Mrs. Nellie HAWK and Mrs. Otis NELLANS of Argos, Mrs. Charles TOWN and Mrs. Ezra LEEDY of Tiosa.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Sand Hill Christian Church with Rev. H. L. ADAMS, pastor of the Leiters Ford Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be made at Richland Center.

Mrs. George W. OSBORN, 63, well known resident of near Culver and the mother of Mrs. Dent SWIFT, of Rochester, died at 8:15 Friday evening at the Marshall County Hospital in Plymouth. Death was due to an illness of two weeks with complications of diseases.
Surviving are her husband and daughter and one son, Clarence OSBORN at home. No funeral arrangements have been made. Mrs. Osborn was well known in this community where she had often visited.

Charles EMMONS, former Laketon resident, died in a hospital at Marion Ohio, Friday from injuries which he received on October 23, while working in the Erie railroad shops at Marion when a 1000 pound red hot locomotive tire fell on him.

Monday, November 4, 1929

William Lausen RUNKLE, aged 81, well known farmer of near Roann, passed away at his farm home at 9:30 Sunday evening after a brief illness from a complication of diseases.
The deceased who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob RUNKLE was born on a farm in the Millark neighborhood on April 4, 1848 and had been a resident of Fulton and Wabash counties for practically all of his life. On August 11th, 1871 he was united in marriage to Elsie ZARTMAN, who with a brother, Benjamin [RUNKLE] of Ontario, Canada survive.
Funeral services will be held at Roann Wednesday morning while burial will be made in the cemetery at that place.

Mrs. Mary Frances BECK, 67, a resident of the Fulton community for the past 27 years, died Saturday evening at her home on South Main Street in Fulton following a few days illness. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
The deceased was born on a farm near Stilesville, Ind., on February fifth, 1862, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah GENTRY. In 1900 she was married to Van Buren P. GRIMES who died four years later. On January [22, 1927] she was married to Elmer [E.] BECK. For several years

Mrs. Beck lived on a farm in Liberty township, later moving to Fulton. She was a member of the first Baptist church in Indianapolis.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Flora R. HILL, of Indianapolis, two step-sons, Harry GRIMES of Pittsboro, Ind., and Samuel GRIMES, of Indianapolis. Five grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. G. R. CRANE and Rev. J. G. BUTLER will officiate and burial will be made in the Salem cemetry, northwest of Fulton.

Tuesday, November 5, 1929

[no obits]

Wednesday, November 6, 1929

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Baptist Church in Mentone for the late Marion HEIGHWAY, aged 83, who died at his home in Mentone Monday afternoon. His death was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Heighway had lived in the vicinity of Mentone practically all of his life. He is survived by one daughter.

Rachel RILEY, 75, a life long resident of Henry township and Kosciusko county passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. SHAFER who resided on the deceased's farm five miles southwest of Akron, at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Death resulted from an attack of heart trouble which was suffered while the aged lady was sitting in a chair listening to a radio program. Miss Riley, however had been in ill health for the past five weeks and her demise was not entirely unexpected.
Rachel, daughter of William and Susan RILEY, was born in the Palestine neighborhood, Kosciusko county, on September 10th, 1854. The deceased throughout her life followed the occupation of nursing and housekeeping and made a wide acquaintance of friends throughout Henry township. Miss Riley was a member of the United Brethren church of Palestine. The following nephews and nieces survive: William RILEY of Akron, Ellis RILEY, of Rochester, and Mrs. Blanche DIXON, of near Akron. Funeral service announcements were not available as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, November 7, 1929

Funeral services for Rachel RILEY, 75, who died Wednesday at her home five miles southwest of Akron, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Palestine church. Burial will be made in the adjacent cemetery. Rev. Earl LONGENBAUGH, pastor of the Athens U. B. church, will officiate at the services.

Word has been received here of the death and burial of Mr. Ed GUISE, 58, well known insurance agent of Indianapolis and formerly of Kewanna. Mr. Guise had been ill with heart trouble since last spring but his condition was not considered serious until dropsy set in and he gradually grew worse until the end Sat., Nov. 2, 1929.
Edward GUISE, son of Beneville and Mary GUISE, was born March 15, 1871 on the Guise homestead, southeast of Kewanna, where he grew to young manhood.
In Dec. 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen O'DONNELL who passed away 13

years ago. In 1903 they moved to Indianapolis where he has engaged in the insurance business during the 26 years until his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss his son Terry GUISE, three sisters, Mrs. Lucy SLICK, Mrs Jane LISEY, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Caroline SHONK, of this city, three brothers, George GUISE, of Leiters Ford, Dan [GUISE] and Charles GUISE of Logansport, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral rites were held at the home Monday with Rev. H. E. EBERHARDT, Supt. of the Wheeler City Mission, in charge, and burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis.

Friday, November 8, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. William JURGENSMEYER have received word of the death of Mrs. A. L. HEDRICK which occurred Wednesday evening at her home in Union City, Mich. Funeral services were held in Union City Friday afternoon. The Hedrick family formerly lived on a farm four miles northeast of Rochester.

Saturday, November 9, 1929

Word has been received here of the death of Kenneth SNELL, five year old son of Mrs. William ROWE, of Chicago, which occurred in a hospital in that city Friday two hours after he was struck by an automobile when attempting to cross the street with his brother. The child is the step-son of William ROWE, former resident of the Akron community.
The body will be brought to the home of Mr. Rowe's sister, Mrs. Leo STRETCH, in this city. Funeral services will be held at the Athens church Sunday morning at 10:30. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Jackson KREAMER, aged 64, died Friday afternoon at his home in Silver Lake. Mr. Kreamer had been in failing health for the past year and had been confined to his bed for the past six weeks. Death was due to complications.
Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry KREAMER, was born in Fulton County, December 16, 1865. He lived in the Fulton community until twenty-five years ago when he moved to Silver Lake. On November 3, 1888 he was united in marriage to Cavarona EASTERDAY, who survives. He was a member of the M. E. Church at Silver Lake.
Surviving other than the wife are three sons, Roy [KREAMER] and Ralph [KREAMER] of Warsaw and Russell [KREAMER] of North Manchester, one daughter, Mrs. Ray HIVELY of Silver Lake, five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Orland ISLEY of Rose Hill, Mrs. Susan PLATT of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Chas. FRANCE of Laketon and one brother John KREAMER of Laketon.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at two o'clock at the M. E. Church at Silver Lake. Burial will be made at the Sand Hill cemetery.

Monday, November 11, 1929

Mrs. Emma HARTER, aged 72, a life-long resident of Henry township, passed away at her home one-quarter mile east of Akron, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Death resulted from paralysis, the deceased having been in ill health for the past two years.
Emma Jane [WHITTENBERGER], daughter of Stephen and Synthia WHITTENBERGER, was born on a farm near Akron on February 5th, 1851, and on May 14th, 1872 was united in

marriage to John H. HARTER. For many years Mrs. Harter resided on the farm now owned by Tom WAITE which is located at the western edge of Akron. The deceased's husband preceded her in death a little over two years ago. The following relatives survive: two sons, Clem [HARTER], of Akron, William [HARTER], whose address is unknown, a daughter, Mrs. Dessie SHOBE, of Hammond and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Harter home 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, while burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tuesday, November 12, 1929

Mrs. Margaret SIBERT, 69, wife of Web SIBERT president of the Kewanna First National BAnk and one of the best known residents of that town died at 2:30 Monday afternoon following an illness of three months. Death was due to complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Marshfield, Indiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas TALBERT. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Frank McNEFF. She had lived in Kewanna for the past 45 years and following the death of Mr. McNeff she married Mr. Sibert. Mrs. Sibert was a member of the St. Ann's church in Kewanna.
Surviving are her husband and two sons, Frank McNEFF, of Kewanna, and Hugh McNEFF, of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at three o'clock at the home with Father BONNEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Joseph Henry CORNWELL, 70, a life long resident of the Fulton community, died at five o'clock Tuesday morning at his home one and one-half miles southeast of Fulton, death following an illness of one year with complications of diseases, however, his condition had only been serious one month.
Mr. Cornwell was born on a farm south of Fulton, in Cass County, on August 23, 1859 the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth CORNWELL. The deceased had never married and made his home with a brother and sister.
The deceased is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Susan BLACK, of Camrose, Canada, Mrs. Martha CONRAD and Avis MYERS, of Logansport, Miss Dora CORNWELL, at home and Mrs. Armilda KRATHWOHL, of Twelve Mile, and a brother, John [CORNWELL], at home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Fulton United Brethren Church. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Metea cemetery.

John H. FEIDNER, aged 60, well known farmer living five miles northwest of Kewanna on the Soup Bone Pike, was crushed to death late Monday afternoon in a very peculiar accident. FEidner was engaged in burying stones on his farm. He had dug a deep hole beside a very large boulder when without warning the ground under it gave away and caught him under the weight of the stone.
Feidner had gone alone to the field which was located a quarter of a mile northwest of his home to bury the stone which was beginning to prove a hardship to him whenever he attempted to plow the field. When five o'clock arrived and Mr. Feidner had not returned home his family became alarmed and Odin [FEIDNER], his 24-year-old son went in search of him.
The youth came upon his father who was buried with only his head above the ground. Odin ran back to the farm house and notified the telephone operator to summon all of the men in the neighborhood to help in freeing his parent. Within a short time George [CHANDLER] and John CHANDLER, James CARTER, Chas. DUKES and William WELCH had arrived and started digging to free Mr. Feidner.
After an hour and a half the five men were able to free Mr. Feidner's body from his improvised grave. In the meantime a doctor had arrived from Kewanna who found that Mr. Feidner was dead. Coroner A. E. STINSON was called and after an examination of the body found Mr. Feidner's death had been caused by a broken neck.The body was badly mangled.
Coroner Stinson believes that Mr. Feidner's death occurred sometime during the period that the five men were digging to free him. Odin in his testimony before Coroner Stinson stated that the body of his father was still warm when he found him but he could not get any replies to questions which he placed to him.
The boulder which caused Mr. Feidner's death was one which it is estimated weighed approximately 1200 pounds. It stuck above the ground about two feet and was shaped much like an egg. It is thought Mr. Feidner struck with his spade either a deposit of sand under the boulder or ground which had been softened by the recent rains, which caused the embankment to give away. The boulder was so located in the field that Mr. Feidner could not leash it to a tree or a fence. Three years ago Mont CONRAD, of Fulton, met his death in a similar accident.
Mr. Feidner was born on a farm northwest of Grass Creek on Jan. 26, 1869, the son of Martin and Lucretia FEIDNER. He had lived on farms in Union and Wayne township during his entire life time. On April 3, 1900, at Lucerne, he was married to Jennie BACKUS, who survives as do two daughters, Mrs. Wilson HENDRY, Warren, and Gladys [FEIDNER] at home, a son Odin [FEIDNER], and three brothers, William [FEIDNER] and Harley [FEIDNER], of Grass Creek, and Daniel [FEIDNER] of Star City.
Funeral services will be held from the Church of Christ at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. James BULGER in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Grass Creek.

Wednesday, November 13, 1929

Mrs. Margaret BENNETT, 75, life long resident of Fulton county and one of the best known residents of Kewanna, died at seven o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Kewanna. Death followed an illness of several years with heart trouble.
The deceased [Margaret LEITER] was born on a farm near Leiters Ford on July 7, 1854, the daughter of John and Martha LEITER, but practically all of her life was spent in Kewanna. On January 29, 1874, she was married to Nelson BENNETT, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Kewanna Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Alma BENNETT, of San Jose, Calif.; and Mrs. Harley ROBBINS, of Kewanna; three sons, Edward [BENNETT], of Burlingame, Calif.; Donald [BENNETT], of San Jose, Calif.; and Forrest [BENNETT], of Mishawaka. One sister, Mrs. Lydia BIDDINGER of Tiosa, and two grandchildren, Frederick [ROBBINS], of San Jose, and Lois ROBBINS, of Kewanna, also survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the children living in California.

Albert J. LINDEN, aged 70 years, and for over a half century a resident of Kewanna, passed away at his home in that town on Monday evening at ten o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble which was superinduced by a complication of diseases from which the deceased had suffered for several years.
Albert J., son of Jacob and Anna LINDEN, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, on June 13th, 1859, and moved to Union township while still a young man. In the year 1897 he was united in marriage to Luella HENRICKSON. Mr. Linden who followed the occupation of farming until he retired several years ago was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Lodge of Kewanna.
The following relatives survive with the widow: five sons, Hobart [LINDEN], of Rolling Prairie, Hugh [LINDEN], of Three Oaks, Mich.; Earl [LINDEN], Albert [LINDEN] and Russell [LINDEN], at home, three daughters, Mrs. Mary PICKENS, Mrs. Ethel CARR, both of near Kewanna, and Imogene [LINDEN], at home; one half-brother, Jacob LISEY, of Kewanna, and a half-sister, Mrs. Rosanna ROUGH, near Kewanna.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of the News-Sentinel went to press.

Thursday, November 14, 1929

[no obits]

Friday, November 15, 1929

John STANLEY, aged 46, state motorcycle policeman of this city, who was injured Wednesday night when he crashed into the side of a car driven by George HILFICKER, aged 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. John HILFICKER, with his motorcycle 12 miles south of this city oin State Road 25 while returning from conducting an investigation at Logansport, died at 8:15 this morning in Woodlawn hospital from his injuries.
Death was due to shock which followed the accident, surgeons at the hospital stated. A blood transfusion was resorted to yesterday afternoon in an affort to save the officer's life, his brother Glen [STANLEY], who resides near Mt. Olive, furnishing over a quart of his blood to replace that which his relative lost following the accident.
The accident occurred when Hilficker, who was returning from Fulton with a load of coal in his father's touring car, turned in the path of Stanley's motorcycle in crossing the road to enter a lane at his home. The officer tried to keep from striking the automobile but was unsuccessful in his efforts.
Stanley was thrown under the Hilficker machine where he was extricated by passing motorists, who had him removed to the Woodlawn hospital in an ambulance. An examination showed that Stanley's left limb had been mashed and would have to be amputated. The bones protruded through the flesh in seven different places between the knee and the hip and just above the ankle.
Stanley's condition Wednesday evening was such that surgeons at Woodlawn hospital deemed it inadvisable to amputate the limb at that time. The blood transfusion was resorted to Thursday afternoon in an effort to place the officer in condition for the operation. Stanley failed to rally after the transfusion was made.
Robert T. HUMES, of Indianapolis, chief of the state highway police department, Captain Joseph SHINN, of Indianapolis, Lieut. William DONOVAN, of Wolcottville, and Patrolman Harley PERSON, of Warsaw, and Floyd FERTIG, of Plymouth, were at their fellow officer's bedside when he passed away as were a large number of Stanley's relatives.
The five officers were here yesterday and conducted an investigation into the fatal accident. They did not prefer charges against George Hilficker pending the outcome of Stanley's injuries. This morning Hilficker, who is a senior in the Metea high school, who was slated for investigation by Sheriff William ZERBE of Logansport on two occasions since Stanley was injured was again held by the Cass county sheriff after the officer had died.

Captain Joseph SHINN while here this morning said that he would sign an affidavit against the youth charging him with manslaughter. This morning Hilficker in the presence of Coroner C. B. STEWART of Logansport, Sheriff ZERBE and four state police officers repeated his story of the accident stating that he looked to the north before he made the lefthand turn across the road, but failed to look to the south. The accident occurred shortly after six o'clock or after night had fallen.
Coroner C. B. Stewart at the conclusion of the youth's testimony released him as it was evident from the testimony which he gave that the accident was not intentional on the part of Hilficker. The corner will again open his inquest at 9 o'clock Monday morning in the court house at Logansport. The lad is heart broken because of the fatal crash.The car deiven by the lad and the motorcycle ridden by Stanley were demolished in the crash. Both the car and the motorcycle are now at the Hilficker home.
Captain Joseph Shinn in speaking of the accident this morning said that Officer Stanley was the second member of the state highway police force who has died as the result of injuries which he received while in the line of duty since the department was organized in 1921. The other man killed was Lieut. Vernon ROSENBERGER of South Bend, who met his death while pursuing a bootlegger near Goshen in August 1926.
John Allen STANLEY was born on a farm in Fayette county, Nov. 13, 1883, the son of Frank and Ada STANLEY. He received his fatal injuries on his birthday anniversary. When he was 7 years of age his parents moved to this county, settling on a farm near Mt. Olive. When he was 20 years of age Stanley moved to this city and was employed first as a truck driver and later as a car salesman by the Fulton County Motor Company and Herb SHOBE.
On June 22, 1918, Stanley enlisted in coast artillery corps of the United States Army at a recruiting office in this city. He received training at Jefferson Barracks, Fort Totten, Fort Monroe and Camp Eustis. He served overseas with the 41st Brigade in which unit he was made a sergeant. He also served as an instructor in the auto school. Stanley was mustered out on Dec. 23, 1919, at Camp Sherman.
Mr. Stanley was a republican and faithfully served his party. From 1919 to 1922 he acted as deputy sheriff of Fulton county while Sam ARTER was the sheriff. On Sept. 1 he was sworn in as a member of the state motor police department. His beat at his death was from Logansport to Plymouth through this city.
Big John, as the deceased was known by his great circle of friends, was liked by all who knew him. Many will greatly miss him especially his buddies in the LeRoy Shelton American Legion Post of this city to which organization he was an active member, having served as an officer on several occasions. Stanley while an officer did his duty without gusto warning people concerning violations of the law rather than arresting them. To an unfortunate Stanley in many instances gave more than he could really afford.
The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church at Fulton, the Eagles, Moose and Knights of Pythias lodges of this city and the Leroy Shelton Legion Post. He is survived by his mother who lives on a farm west of Mt. Olive, five brothers, Glen [STANLEY], Victor [STANLEY], Russell [STANLEY], Nathan [STANLEY] and Samuel [STANLEY], who live in this county, eight sisters, Mrs. Kline BLACKETOR, of Kewanna, Mrs. Grace DAVIS, Elwood, Mrs. Erma MURDEN, Logansport, Mrs. Mamie JACKSON, Charleston, Mo., Mrs. Bertha FRALING, Wabash, Mrs. Gladys CROOK, So. Bend, Mrs. Clifford BAGGERLY of Grass Creek, and Edna [STANLEY] at home.
The body was moved to the home of the mother this morning where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday from the United Brethren church at Fulton. Rev. George CRANE will be in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Fulton. The services will be in charge of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post.
Captain Joseph SHINN this morning issued a call to all of the mororcycle policemen in Northern Indiana numbering 30 men to report at the Legion home in this city at 12 o'clock Sunday noon for the purpose of attending their brother officer's funeral in a body. The officers will be in charge of Chief Robert T. HUMES, of Indianapolis. The motor patrolmen will move to Fulton in a unit and will act as guard of honor at the funeral services.

Francis L. IVEY, aged 38, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. IVEY, of this city, died at a hospital in Newcastle Thursday following an illness of three years which resulted from an accident. He was well known in the community, having lived here three years and was employed on the Erie railroad at Athens and Huntington. Ivey, who was single, was born at Kewanna July 18, 1891.
Seven years ago while living at Sheboygan,Wis., Ivey was injured when he fell from the handle bars of a bicycle. One of the handles struck him in the abdomen and although he later underwent an operation the injury never healed and for the last three years it had been serious, and gradually grew worse until the end.
Ivey was a railroad telegraph operator and was employed during his life on the C. & N. W. at Manatowoc, Wis., at Sheboygan, Wis., and on the Erie. He was a member of the Methodist church.
He is survived by his father and mother, by a brother Charles [IVEY], basketball coach at Bedford, Ind., and two nephews, Robert [IVEY] and John IVEY, of Bedford. Several uncles and aunts and other relatives also survive.
The funeral will be held here at the Martin Ivey residence, 613 Jefferson, Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. T. L. STOVALL of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.

Mrs. Raymond CLAY was called to Winamac yesterday because of the death of her father, Paul BERKEY, aged 57, who died Wednesday night after an extended illness of four months. He was considered one of the best known men in Winamac. He was the owner of a bakery there. The widow and three daughters survive.

Saturday, November 16, 1929

The third tragic ending of Rochester people to have occurred in as many days resulted at 1 o'clock Saturday morning when Sarah FELTS, aged 20, succumbed at Woodlawn hospital, following injuries received at the "Pike Out" cottage, Lake Manitou, shortly after 11 o'clock Friday morning.
The young woman who was making her home at the above mentioned cottage was in the act of pouring coal oil onto some smouldering coal in a heating stove when an explosion occurred and her clothing was ignited. With her entire body enveloped in flames, Miss Felts rushed from the cottage and screamed for aid. Several men who were employed nearby in the construction of a garage rushed to the young woman's assistance and finally extinguished the fire, but not until every bit of her clothing had been burned from her body.
An ambulance was immediately called, taking her to Woodlawn hospital where her body from the knees to the top of her head was found to be a mass of second and third degree burns, the skin on the young lady's arms and hands being so badly burned that it was removed in large sections. Deep burns about the torso, however, which penetrated into the vital organs of the body brought about her death.

Sarah Elizabeth FELTS, daughter of Harry and Carrie FELTS was born in this city on March 8, 1909 and had spent all of her life in this community. Following her completion of schooling she was employed in and about this city, her last position being that of a clerk at the Braman Barbecue and Filling Station north of this city. The deceased father preceded her in death several years ago. Survivors are the mother, Mrs. C. L. SPENCER, of Fulton; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne MONTWHELER, of Elkhart, Nora Ruth FELTS, of Indianapolis, Gertrude May FELTS, of Fulton; one brother, Leonard Keith FELTS of Fulton and a son, Eldon Wayne [FELTS].
Private funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Foster Funeral Home, this city. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Lucian DOUD, aged 79, well known resident of Liberty Township, died at eight o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James REED, two and one-half miles west of Fulton. Death was due to complications of diseases from which he had been ill for several months. He had been bedfast since last February.
The deceased was born on a farm near Chili on May third, 1850 the son of Lorenzo and Lydia DOUD. In 1870 at Chili he was married to Sarah A. ROBBINS who passed away on May 24, 1919. Mr. Doud had spent his entire life in Miami and Fulton counties with the exception of four years spent in Kansas. When a young man he united with the Chili Methodist Church and 20 years ago changed his membership to the Fulton United Brethren Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James REED, of near Fulton; two sons, Arthur DOUD, of Macy and Alvin DOUD of Grand Rapids, Michigan, one foster son, J. K. ROBBINS, of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr.Doud's home was always open to orphan children and he and his wife raised several boys and girls who were left without homes.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton U. B. Church. Rev. G. R. CRANE will officiate and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.

Billie PRIEST, aged 14, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde J. PRIEST, West Sixth Street, was instantly killed Friday evening when he was struck by an automobile as he rode his bicycle along U.S. Road 31. The car, which contained a party of two men and six high school boys from Valparaiso turned over into the ditch injuring several of the boys severely. The accident occurred shortly after darkness set in about 5:30. Billie was an only child and was a carrier boy for The News-Sentinel.
Those from Valparaiso who were injured were Jack GIBBS, left arm broken between the elbow and the wrist; Tom SHEFFIELD, cut on the right ear which took four stitches to close; Adolph NEILSON, two cuts on the head and left ankle sprained; Gunnard NEILSON, cut above the right eye; Joe SAUNDERS, bruised and cut; Howard POWELL, cut over the right eye and face bruised. With the boys were J. A. SULLIVAN, 405 Michigan Ave., Valparaiso, and Joseph BROWN, instructor in mechanical drawing in the Valparaiso High School. Neither of the older men were injured. They were taken to Woodlawn Hospital following the crash where their injuries were attended to and later relatives came from Valparaiso and took all the members of the party home.
The fatal accident occurred just north of Cornell's "Fruitland" store about one mile north of Rochester. Billie and his friend Donald ROUCH, aged 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude ROUCH, 417 West Fifth St., were riding their bicycles southward after having been to the Tippecanoe River where they had set some traps. Don was riding along the west edge of the pavement while Billie

was slightly to his left. It is thought that the boy was confused by the lights or was unaware of the approaching car. The machine swerved to avoid the boys and they missed Rouch but Billie was struck a glancing blow, Rouch believes and was thrown by him. He was killed instantly an examination showed. His skull was crushed and body badly injured. Rouch was not injured.
Gunnard Neilson, whose father N. W. NEILSON, superintendent of the McGill Mfg. Co., of Valparaiso, is owner of the car, was driving. Members of the party said that without warning the two boys on the bicycles appeared before them in their light range and that Gunnard turned sharply to avoid them. He missed the one youth they realized but struck the boy closest to the center of the highway they said. The car, a seven passenger Packard sedan, careened and then turned over several times, finally ending up near the fence on the east side of the road. The machine was practically demolished and was later hauled to the Ross Brothers' Garage here. Neilson later said he was blinded by the lights of an approaching car. Autoists on the road reported that the car was being driven at a rapid rate of speed.
The Val Zimmerman ambulance rushed to the accident following a call and brought in the body of the Priest boy. The others were hurried to the hospital.
Several of the boys in the car were members of the second squad of the Valpraiso High School basketball team and they all were on their way to Peru, where they were to play basketball. They were under the supervision of Ralph POWELL, coach, formerly of this city and were to meet the coach and other members of the first and second squad at the Coffee Shop here and eat dinner.
Billie let his substitute carry his papers Friday evening while he and Don had gone to the farm of Wm. ROUCH, grandfather of Don's and set some traps along the river. They intended to return Saturday morning and visit the traps. Examination also showed that Billie had his carrier's collection book all totaled up and ready to make his weekly collections of his subscribers today. The parents were overcome when told of the fatal accident to their only child. Mr. Priest operates a top repair shop in the city.
Dr. A. E. STINSON, coroner, will conduct an investigation into the accident.
William D. Priest was a well liked youngster in the community and was well known due to his paper carrying and other activities. He was a member of the Freshman class of Rochester High School. He is survived by his father and mother, by his grandmother, Mrs. Lee PRIEST of Kokomo, and two aunts, Mrs. Bertha BUTLER of Kokomo, and Mrs. William GAINES of Indianapolis.
William David [PRIEST], son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRIEST, was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on May 7, 1915, and moved with his parents to Rochester seven years ago. He was a freshman in the Rochester high school, a member of the Methodist church and the Boy Scouts. For several months he had been employed as a carrier on the News-Sentinel and Indianapolis News routes and prior to that time he was messenger boy for the Western Union Telegraph Co.
Besides his parents he is survived by two grandmothers, Mrs. Lucinda PRIEST, of Kokomo, and Mrs. Setta MEATZE, of Detroit, Mich
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made, however, it is thought services will be held sometime Monday. Burial will be made in Kokomo.

Monday, November 18, 1929

The funeral of John STANLEY, state policeman, was one of the largest held in this community for years, held at the Fulton U. B. Church Sunday afternoon. It was attended by friends, relatives and others to the number estimated at near 1,000.
The American Legion had charge of the services, Stanley being an active member of the Leroy C. Shelton Post. The majority of members were in uniform and the body was paid full military honors. The state police force was represented by about thirty brother officers all in uniform headed by Robert HUMES, chief, of Indianapolis. The body was taken from the country home of Stanley's mother, near Mt. Olive and brought to the church. There the Legion, the state police, the Ladies Auxiliary and many relatives were given the seats of honor. A legion quartette, composed of George BROWER, commander, Hubert TAYLOR, Fred McCLURG and Lisle KREIGHBAUM, sang two selections. Fred McClurg, as chaplain delivered a beautiful prayer. The sermon which was impressive was delivered by Rev. G. R. CRANE of Fulton U. B. Church.
The procession was formed with the military in charge and headed by the colors and firing squad. At the cemetery another crowd nearly as large as at the church had gathered. There the Legion conducted the grave ceremony with a prayer by the chaplin, the firing of the volley by the firing squad and the blowing of taps by the bugler.
The state police had a group of six officers acting as honorary pall bearers while the acting pall bearers and escort were Legion members in uniform. Brandt McKEE very ably captained the firing squad and the Legion troops. An American flag covered the casket which was presented to Mrs. Stanley by the Legion following the ceremony. The colors and floral offerings filled the space about the casket. Stanley had a large number of immediate relatives who filled nearly the side of the church. He had six brothers and seven sisters most of whom are married and have families and all were present at his funeral.
County Coroner Dr. A. E. STINSON held an inquest into the accidental death of State Motorcycle Policeman John Stanley in the office of the Fulton County Sheriff, Ora E. CLARK, at 9 o'clock Monday morning. The coroner's finding which was not announced until two o'clock was that of an "Unintentional Accident" and unless state authorities see cause of further investigation or legal procedure it is not deemed probable that any action will be taken against George HILFICKER, 17, who was driving the Ford touring car into which Stanley's motorcycle collided at a point about 10 miles north of Logansport on State Road 25 at 4:30 o'clock, last Wednesday afternoon.
Witnesses summoned before the court of inquiry which was conducted by Dr. Stinson and Captain of the Indiana State Police, Joseph SHINN, of Indianapolis, were George Hilficker, 17, and his father, John HILFICKER, Baker E. DILLIE and Jas. C. CALHOUN, of Leiters Ford, George VanMETER, of near Lucerne, Ivan FELTY and Lucius THOMMEN, of Fulton, and A. J. WILLIAMSON, a farmer residing just south of the Hilficker farm, which is located nine miles north of Logansport.
With the exception of George Hilficker none of the above men who testified was a witness of the accident. Neighbors of young Hilficker testified that the young man had always been regarded as not only a careful driver but a hard-working and model young man of that community. The sworn statement of George Hilficker's follows:
"My name is George Hilficker. I am seventeen years old. I live at R.R. No. 1, Lucerne, which is on State Road 25 about fourteen miles north of Logansport.
"On November the 13th I went to school in the school bus at 8:00 a.m. The school is two miles from my home. School was out at 3:30 p.m. I returned home in school bus arriving there about 3:45 p.m. My father had left a note telling me to go to Fulton to buy some hog feed and also some slack coal. I took my father's Ford touring car 26585 and drove to Fulton, which is about four miles from my home. I went to Ewer & Ewer Feed Company and bought hog feed and coal for my father. I then left Fulton about 4:15 p.m. to return home. I drove South on State Road 25, driving about 25 miles an hour. My home is on the East side of the road. As I neared my home I looked back to see if anyone was coming, intending to make a left turn into my driveway. I did not see anyone coming from the South, in fact I did not look in that direction. Just as I started to make the left turn, Officer Stanley of the State Department crashed into my augomobile with a motorcycle, which he was riding. I was not injured in any way. I got out of my car and asked Officer Stanley if he was hurt in any way. He told me his left leg was broken and then showed me his leg. He asked me to call an abmulance so he could be taken to a hospital. I went into my house and called an ambulance so he could be taken to a hospital. I went into my house and called the telephone operator at Lucerne and told her to send an ambulance to my home as there had been an acident. In about thirty minutes the ambulance came from Logansport and took Officer Stanley to the Woodlawh Hosptal in Rochester.
"I have a driver's license to operate an automobile in this State, the number being 1114997.
"I make this statement of my own free will and accord."
Captain SHINN before leaving for Indianapolis stated to Coroner Stinson that his department would gladly abide with the findings of the Fulton county official.

Judge Walter Clark BAILEY, aged 84, of Peru, died at the Dukes Hospital there Saturday morning following a thirteen days' illness from uremic poisoning. He was the father of Henry S. BAILEY, of Peru, and is well known in Rochester where he often visited. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at Peru and was attended by a large number of mourners. A number went from Rochester for the services.
Mr. Bailey was the oldest member of the Miami County Bar Association, was a native of Miami County where he lived his entire life and was a prominent member of the community. He had been in excellent health until August of last year when he was struck by an interurban car and suffered from the shock. He was taken bedfast on November 4th.
Judge Bailey was born on a farm near Macy, March 16, 1845. He began the practice of law in Peru in 1876 after receiving an education in the public schools. He was active in civic enterprises and was also an active lodge member being a Mason, an Elk and a Maccabee. He was an honorary member of the G.A.R. Post.
He is survived by a daughter and three sons, two brothers and five grandchildren. He was the father-in-law of Mrs. Glen BARNHART BAILEY, formerly of Rochester.

Funeral services for Billie PRIEST, 14, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde PRIEST, who was killed in an accident north of Rochester Friday evening, were held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church. Rev. T. L. STOVALL was in charge and the body was taken to Kokomo for burial. The Boy Scouts attended the services in a body.

Joseph C. BARTS, owner of the fertilizer factory north of Rochester, died shortly after midnight Sunday morning at Woodlawn Hospital after an illness of ten days. Mr. Barts was taken to the hospital Saturday morning for a major operation but his condition never became strong enough for the operation to be performed.
The deceased was born in Michigan on Oct. 6, 1867, the son of Joseph and Katherine BARTS and in 1897 at Bremen, Ind., he was married to Ella MANUELS. Seven and one-half years ago Mr. Barts purchased the fertilizer plant north of Rochester and moved here from Plymouth. He was a member of the United Brethren church in this city. The Barts home is at 419 E. 14th Street.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth HOPPER, of Rochester; three sons, Howard [BARTS], of Mishawaka, Ralph [BARTS] and Paul [BARTS], at home; two brothers, Chasty BARTS, of South Bend, John BARTS, of Plymouth; one sister, Mrs. J. M. WILLIS, of Brunswick, Ga., and four grandchildren. One son, Russell [BARTS], is deceased.
Short services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 at the Plymouth United Brethren church and burial will be made in Plymouth.

Grant CLEMANS, 64, for many years a resident of the Akron community, died at 5:30 Monday morning at his home in South Bend following an illness of one year with cancer.
Grant, son of Nichols and Elizabeth CLEMANS, was born on a farm near Akron and all his life was spent in Henry township with the exception of the past 15 years during which time he had lived in South Bend.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Rethal BUSH, of South Bend; Mrs. John JOHNSTON, of Berrien Springs, Mich.; and Miss Helen [CLEMANS], of Chicago; two sons, Delmar [CLEMANS] and LeRoy [CLEMANS], both of South Bend; ten grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, Charles CLEMANS, of Oregon, Frank CLEMANS and Mrs. Laura BEEBER, of California. Abe HOOVER, of Rochester, is a brother-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home in South Bend.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. REDDICK and family have returned from Union City, Indiana, where they were called last Wednesday evening by the death of Mr. Reddick's father, D. L. REDDICK, who died suddenly following a heart attack. Mr. Reddick owns the "Zibby Ann" cottage at Lake Manitou and is will known here where he has often visited.

Tuesday, November 19, 1929

Celesta Louise CROSBY was born in Medina county, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1835. With her parents she came to Newark, now Akron, when she was five years old. In 1854 she was married to Jacob Dorman BOWERS. Soon after their marriage they moved to Knoxville, Iowa, where their five children were born. The past twenty years she has lived in Chadron with Mrs. Josephine REDMAN, the only surviving child. Early on Monday morning, Nov. 4, she suffered a paralytic stroke and passed away at 9:30 a.m. aged 94 years and 3 months. She had been active both mentally and physically until that morning.
Mrs. Bowers was a member of the Adventist church, was a granddaughter of Joseph SIPPY, a Revolutionary soldier of French nationality, coming to America with Lafayette's army.
She was of a disposition to serve others rather than being serviced in her old days. Funeral services were conducted at residence in Chadron.

Wednesday, November 20, 1929

John Franklin IMHOOF, aged 73, who has been suffering from a cancerous infection since last May passed away 7:45 Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dove Kercher of Mentone. The deceased had been a resident of the Mentone vicinity for the past number of years where he followed the occupation of farming until ill health forced his retirement.
John Franklin Imhoof was born in Ohio and moved to Indiana when still a young man. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and was well known throughout Kosciusko and the eastern sections of Fulton county. The deceased's wife who was Ella WHITTLE preceded him in death several years ago. Survivors are two sons, London IMHOOF, of Akron, Fred IMHOOF; four daughters, Mrs. Maude MELBURN, of Iowa, Mrs. Fred MURPHY of Akron, Mrs. Dove KERCHER, of Mentone and Miss Elma [IMHOOF] of Akron. The deceased also leaves 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Akron Methodist church, with the Rev. R. H. WOHRLEY officiating. Burial will be made in the Chili cemetery.

William RANNELLS has received word of the death of his granddaughter, Miss Rhoda RANNELLS, 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. RANNELLS, of Crown Point, formerly of this city.
Miss Rannells died Wednesday morning following an illness of five years.
Miss Rannells was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania but had lived in Crown Point for a number of years. She attended Western College at Oxford, Ohio for two years but was forced to give up her studies on account of ill health. Surviving are her parents, grandfather, and one brother, William [RANNELLS]. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in Crown Point.

Thursday, November 21, 1929

The fourth tragic death in Rochester in the past eight days occurred at 10:10 o'clock Wednesday evening when Steve LEWIS, aged 55, owner of the Arlington Barber Shop, 707 Main Street, died in the Woodlawn Hospital from burns which he received Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock when a can of gasoline which he had in his Ford roadster exploded throwing the flaming oil over his body.
The explosion occurred while Lewis was on his way to his home near the West Side Hotel. Lewis had procured a gallon can which had contained hair tonic from the basement of his barber shop. The can according to one of the employees who was out of the shop when Lewis left was a leaky one. This container Lewis had filled with gasoline at a local filling station.
Midway between Wallace Avenue and the Van Dien crossing of the Nickle Plate railroad in the southeastern part of the city the can containing the gasoline exploded. Lewis had placed the can in the bottom of his car just to the right of his feet. While it is not known definitely what caused the explosion it is believed that gasoline from the leaky can fell either on the exhaust pipe of the car or came in contact with the wiring.
After the explosion Lewis drove his car about 200 feet down the pavement and then headed it into a cornfield on the west side of the road. Lewis jumped out of the car and displaying rare presence of mind started to roll on the ground at the same time calling for help and removing his burning clothing. Mr. and Mrs. Joe CUNNINGHAM and Tom KNIGHT who live on Wallace Avenue heard Lewis' cries and rushed to his aid.
When they arrived they found Lewis sitting on the ground. He had been able to remove all of his clothing with the exception of a sock and a hose supporter on his right limb. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham and Mr. Knight called an ambulance and had Mr. Lewis removed to Woodlawn hospital. Part of Mr. Lewis' clothing were still on fire when aid arrived.
The clothing was strewn over a distance of 200 ft which it is thought is the length Mr. Lewis rolled on the ground in his efforts to extinguish the fire on his clothing. The fire department was called and after a sutbborn fight was able to extinguish the flames in the car driven by Mr. Lewis. The car is a total loss.
An examination at the hospital showed that Mr. Lewis had been burned on the front of his body from the place where his hat brim rested on his head to the top of his oxfords. Mr. Lewis suffered very deep burns on the chest and the lower part of his limbs. The burns on the chest are the ones which caused his death. Doctors who attended Mr. Lewis at the hospital despaired of his life as soon as they had made their examination of his body.
Mr. Lewis seemed to realize he was going to die. When he was taken into his room at the hospital he reminded Val Zimmerman, local undertaker, in whose ambulance Lewis had been taken to Woodlawn that he had once made him a promise that when he died he would take his body to Indianapolis to be cremated and for him not to forget it. His ashes, Mr. Lewis wants his wife to carry to Palm Beach, Florida, where he has spent many winters and from the causeway near that city which leads out over the Atlantic Ocean open the urn and permit the breezes to waft the ashes over the ocean until all are gone.
Mr. Lewis lives within a half mile of where Sarah FELTS was fatally burned last Friday when a gasoline stove in the "Pike Out" cottage exploded. Sunday night, when friends called on Mr. and Mrs. Lewis at their home, the recent tragedies which have occurred in this city were discussed. Mr. Lewis at that time said that if he had to come to a tragic ending he did not want his death to occur as had that of the Felts woman, little realizing that that manner of death was to be his fate.
Mr. Lewis came to this city from Indianapolis in 1915 after he had accepted a position here as a barber with Frank STETSON, who at that time was the owner of the Arlington Barber Shop. In January, 1924, Mr. Lewis and Bruce MORRETT purchased the barber shop. This partnership existed until August 3, when Mr. Lewis purchased the interest of his partner.
Little could be learned of Mr. Lewis' life today. Prior to coming to this city he had followed the barber trade in Indianapolis and at Palm Beach, Fla. At one time he was engaged in the wholesale poultry business in Indianapolis. In his youth Mr. Lewis studied medicine but was forced to quit his studies because of a lack of funds to complete the course.
Mr. Lewis was born in Shelby county on Jan. 18, 1873, the son of James and Lucinda LEWIS. He is survived by his wife, four sons, three of whom live in Detroit and one in Indianapolis, and a daughter who resides in Indianapolis. He was an uncle of Ed "Strangler" LEWIS, ex-world champion heavy weight wrestler. No funeral arrangements have been made. Mr. Lewis during his 15 years residence in this city made many friends who are greatly grieved at his tragic death.

Friday, November 22, 1929

Mrs. Laura McKEE, aged 64, for many years a resident of Akron and Rochester, died Friday morning at her home in Goshen following an illness of several years. Death was due to heart trouble.
Laura [MOORE], daughter of John and Ella MOORE, was born in Ohio and for twenty years was a resident of Rochester, moving here from Akron. Several years ago the McKee family moved to Goshen, where they had since resided. Surviving are her husband, Marion McKEE, six sons, George [McKEE], of Rochester; Jess [McKEE], Howard [McKEE] and Charles [McKEE], of Goshen; Fred [McKEE] and Frank [McKEE], of Kokomo, and one daughter, Pearl [McKEE], of South Bend.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later but in all probability the services will be held some time Sunday.

Alvin KANOUSE, 65, former resident of Tiosa community, was found dead in bed Friday morning at his home at 410 E. Lawrence Street in Mishawaka, death being due to heart trouble. Mr. Kanouse had been in ill health for some time, however, his condition had not been considered serious.
The deceased was born in Ohio on October 23, 1864 and 40 years ago he was married to Jennie PHILLIPS. For a number of years Mr. Kanouse lived near Tiosa, moving from there to Buchanan, Michigan and later to Mishawaka. He was employed at the Mishawaka Woolen and Manufacturing Co.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Elmer KANOUSE, of Tiosa; William [KANOUSE], of Chicago; Orville [KANOUSE], of Mishawaka; Cyrus [KANOUSE], of South Bend; one daughter, Mrs. Lincoln BOUCK, of Mishawaka; two brothers, Roy [KANOUSE] and William [KANOUSE], of Argos; two sisters, Mrs. John McCOY, of South Bend, and another living in California.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:30 at the home and burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka.

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the residence near the West Side Hotel for the late Steve LEWIS who died in Woodlawn Hospital late Wednesday night from burns which he had received seven hours earlier in the day when a can of gasoline he was carrying in his car exploded. The services were in charge of Rev. Daniel PERRY. The body will be taken to Bainbridge the former home of the deceased tomorrow morning where after short services the body will be buried in the Bainbridge cemetery. During the services here this afternoon, which were attended by a large number of Mr. Lewis' friends, the Manitou Quartette rendered several very beautiful numbers.

Saturday, November 23, 1929

Henry J. HAIMBAUGH, 66, practically a life long resident of Fulton county, died Friday afternoon at 3:30 in the home of his sister, Mrs. Lennie ROGERS, 1500 South Main Street, where he had made his home for several years. Mr. Haimbaugh had been in ill health for 20 years and an invalid for three years.
Henry J., son of Conrad and Sara HAIMBAUGH, was born on Dec. 10, 1863, on a farm in Marshall county. When a child his parents moved to Newcastle township and most of his life was spent in that community. Five years ago he was forced to give up his occupation of farming on

account of failing health. Fifteen years ago he united with the Sycamore Christian church.
Surviving are three brothers: Mahlon E. [HAIMBAUGH], of Denver, Colo.; John B. [HAIMBAUGH], of Rochester; and Thomas [HAIMBAUGH], of Montana; three sisters, Susie TOWNSEND, of Mentone; Mrs. Edward GERST, of Rochester; and Mrs. Linnie ROGERS, of Rochesteer.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church in this city. Rev. JOHNS, of Mentone, will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

W. S. GIBBONS, 64, assistant sales-manager of the Holland Furnace Co., Holland, Mich., resident of this community for practically his entire life passed away at the St. John Hospital, Springfield, Illinois at 5 o'clock Friday evening. Death resulted from food poisoning from something Mr.Gibbons had eaten last Monday. On Thursday, Mrs.Gibbons who resides at 507 West 5th street, received a telegram apprising her of the serious illness of her husband. Mr. Gibbons left at once for the Illinois hospital and was with her husband when he died. Only meager details were available today regarding deceased's fatal illness and definite information cannot be obtained until Mrs. Gibbons' arrival in this city at 12:50 Sunday a.m. with the body.
W. S. Gibbons was born in Richland Township on Feb. 24, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob GIBBONS. His education was received in the Richland Center and Rochester city schools and at Indiana University. Upon completion of his college course he was a high school instructor and in the year 1902 was appointed to the office of Superintendent of the Fulton county public schools in which capacity he served two terms.
When Mr. Gibbons first came to this city he was employed as a clerk in the Adolph BICCARD store. After he had concluded his term as county superintendent Mr. Gibbons engaged in the insurance and real estate business at various times in this city. At one time he sold song books to schools in various parts of the Central West.
Mr. Gibbons, according to leading instructors of the state, was the father of the centralized country school idea in Indiana which plan is now followed not only in this state but in many other states of the Union. While Mr. Gibbons was county superintendent the McKinley consolidated school was built four miles east of this city which was the first consolidated school built in the state.

Monday, November 25, 1929

George CLOUD, aged 73, who for many years was engaged in the mercantile business in Macy, died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in his home at 328 West Thirteenth Street, in Peru. Death was due to complications of diseases which developed from injuries received in an automobile accident three months ago.
George, son of Absolom and Nancy SKINNER CLOUD, was born in Wabash County, September 8, 1856, and moved to Macy in the spring of 1882. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Diantha ENYART and to this union three children were born. After her death he married Mrs. Emma ALSPACH BLACK. For a number of years Mr. Cloud was engaged with his father and brother, John CLOUD, in operating a general store in Macy and later disposing of his intrests they moved to Peru. He was a member of the Peru Christian Church.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Sam ROBBINS living in the Ebenezer neighborhood near Macy, and one son, Thaddus CLOUD, of Detroit, Michigan; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Henry [CLOUD] and Levi CLOUD of Peru, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian Church in Peru with Rev. WILSON in charge. Burial will be made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Funeral services for the late Sherman GIBBONS were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist church with the Rev. Chester W. WHARTON, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Valparaiso, in charge, assisted by Rev. Daniel PERRY and Rev. T. L. STOVALL. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services. Mr. Gibbons died Friday night in the St. John Hospital at Springfield, Ill. It was at first thought that ptomaine poisoning was the cause of his death which he had contracted from eating spoiled oysters. A post mortem examination of the body showed that death had been caused by a growth on the gall bladder. Mr. Gibbons was the assistant sales manager of the Holland Furnace Company in the Central West. Many representatives of the company were here today for the funeral.

Tuesday, November 26, 1929

Mrs. Mary Ann DOWNEY, 67, died at 5:30 Tuesday morning at her home on East Fifth street, death being due to paralysis. Mrs.Downey had been in ill health for the past three years but her condition had only been serious three days.
The deceased was born in Huntington county, Indiana, the daughter of John and Catherine HARDINGER. She had lived in this city since 1918, coming here from Minnesota. On Feb. 10, 1881, at Huntington she was married to John M. DOWNEY and to this union six boys and five girls were born, three of the children dying in infancy.
Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Charles BUMBARGER and Mrs. Harvey KLISE, of Rochester and Mrs. Edward A. LOOMIS, of Calumet City, Ill.; four sons, George DOWNEY, of Rochester; Jesse B. [DOWNEY], of Gary; John S. [DOWNEY], of Hammond; and Thomas O. [DOWNEY], of Logansport; Eleven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. J. B. GLEASON in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.

Wednesday, November 27, 1929

Mrs. T. J. CLUTTER, 46, of Mentone passed away at ten o'clock Monday evening at the local hospital where she recently underwent a major operation for stomach trouble. Mrs. Clutter had been in ill health for the past seven weeks and following the operation she was recovering slowly when a sudden heart attack brought about her death. The deceased was well known in this city and had been a resident of the Mentone neighborhood all of her life.
Bessie [BYBEE], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BYBEE, was born Aril 11, 1893, on a farm near Mentone, and twenty-five years ago was united in marriage to Dr. T. J. CLUTTER. Mrs. Clutter was a member of the Mentone Methodist church. Survivors are the mother, Mrs. H. C. BYBEE; the husband, Dr. T. J. CLUTTER a son, Clayton [CLUTTER], of Toledo, Ohio; brother Lee BYBEE of Watertown, South Dakota, and a sister, Mrs. Vernon NELSON, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon in the Mentone Methodist church with the Rev. POWER officiating. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.

Friday, November 29, 1929

Walter W. SUTTON, aged 36, former resident of Kewanna, died in the Wabash railroad hospital at Peru Wednesday from injuries which he received on July 30, when caught between two freight cars. One side of his body was badly crushed. Sutton is survived by his wife and four children.

Funeral services werre conducted Wednesday afternoon at Peru for Mrs. Lucy FETTER, who died at her home in that city Monday evening following a three day illness because of flu. Mrs. Fetter was well known by the older residents of this city who will recall her marriage in this city to the late James H. FETTER who died in Peru in 1914.
[NOTE: James H. FETTER married Lucie A. ADKINSON, March 19, 1873. - Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983]

Saturday, November 30, 1929

[no obits]

Monday, December 2, 1929

Donald GIBBONS, 67, practically a life long resident of Fulton County, died Monday morning at 3:45 in his home at 222 East Sixth Street, following an illness of seven weeks. Death was due to complications of diseases.
The deceased was born in Marshall County on January second, 1872 the son of Butler and Amanda GIBBONS. For many years he lived on a farm near Leiters Ford, moving to Rochester three years ago. On September second, 1902 he was married to Nina EASTERDAY.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Miss Susie [GIBBONS], at home, one son, Welcome GIBBONS, of Lansing, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Cora BLOOMER, of Clinton, Iowa, one brother, Jay GIBBONS of Mishawaka, and two grandchildren.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but in probability services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence. Rev. F. C. KUEBLER will officiate and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Through the agency of the Hibbard, Bartlett & Spencer Hardware Co.'s credit department of Chicago, it has recently been disclosed that Frank SHEPPARD former hardware dealer of this city, is still alive and is now showing some concern as to his affairs which were handled in the bankruptcy proceedings, which followed his disappearance here six or seven years ago.
A letter received a few days ago by a local attorney from the Chicago hardware people was the first inkling local people had of Sheppard's whereabouts since his mysterious disappearance from his home in this city. For almost two years following the hardware man's 'fade out' from his business and domestic ties in this city, detective agencies and fraternal organizations conducted a nation-wide search for Mr. Sheppard, which proved to no avail. It was the assumption of many of his friends in this city that he had probably gone to Chicago and been killed by hold-up men. After this search proved futile, an extensive hunt through Canada, former home of the missing man, was conducted without results.
In the meantime creditors of the SHEPPARD HARDWARE CO. brought bankruptcy proceedings against his estate and settlements were made. Now, according to the letter received from Hibbard, Bartlett & Spencer, Sheppard desires that an accurate accounting of the handling of his affairs be sent to him through their agency. Sheppard further avers that relatives of his in Plymouth, Indiana were joint partners in his Rochester business and should have stood fifty percent of the losses.
No intimation as to where Mr. Sheppard is now living was mentioned in the letter received here but it is believed he is residing in Chicago.

Funeral services were held in the Church of God at Argos Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Sarah [J. BOGGS] HAINES who died in a Logansport Hospital Wednesday evening. Mrs. Haines had been a patient in the hospital for the past five weeks.

Marilyn Jo [NAFE], 14-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don NAFE, passed away at her home in Kewanna Monday morning after a four days illness from a complication of diseases. The little child is survived by the parents and six brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.

Tuesday, December 3, 1929

Residents of this community were shocked Monday evening to learn of the sudden death of Mary June FOOR, eight-year-old daughter of Mrs. Emma RAUSCH FOOR, of this city, and Earl FOOR, of Athens, which occurred at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn hospital. Death was due to acute appendicitis.
The child complained of feeling ill on Sunday afternoon but her condition did not become serious until Monday morning. She was removed to the hospital shortly before noon but her condition never became able to permit an operation, death rsulting before it could be performed.
Mary June was born in this city and her entire life had been spent here. She was a pupil at the Columbia school and a faithful attendant of the Presbyterian Sunday school.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Emma FOOR, who is head of the English department of the high school in Valparaiso; her father, Earl FOOR, of near Athens; grandparents, Mrs. Mary RAUSCH, of this city, with whom the child lived and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. FOOR, of near Athens. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the home of Mrs. Rausch, 624 Fulton Ave., with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Benjamin Franklin SMITH, aged 34, well known farmer living between Macy and Gilead, died Monday afternoon at two o'clock, death following a year's illness. Mr. Smith underwent a major operation several months [ago] from which he never recovered, however, his condition had only been regarded serious for two weeks.
The deceased was born in Perry township, Miami county on August 16, 1895, the son of Everett and Sarah (SAUSAMAN) SMITH and all his life had been spent in the community in which he died. He was a graduate of the Gilead high school in the class of 1915 and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church. On December 19th, 1917, he was married to Miss Emma WARD, and to this union were born four children, the oldest of which is ten and the youngest four years.
Besides his wife, four children, Marjorie [SMITH], Wayne [SMITH], Harold [SMITH] and Benjamin Franklin [SMITH], Jr., he is survived by his parents, four brothers, Fred [SMITH] and Cecil [SMITH], of South Bend, Edward [SMITH], of Akron, and Esta [SMITH], of Indianapolis, and one half-brother, John CRAIG, of Cleveland, Ohio.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Gilead church with Rev. J. R. ELSTCH, of Noblesville, officiating. Burial will be made in the Gilead cemetery.

Relatives in this community have received word of the death of Mrs. Mattie AMOS, 55, which took place suddenly about a week ago at her home in Hollywood, California. The deceased was a former resident of Akron and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel BITTERS. Surviving are two sons, two sisters, Mrs. Frank DILLON, and Mrs. Mintie BOYER, of Hollywood, California.

Wednesday, December 4, 1929

John MEYER, aged 63, who passed away at his home in Mason City, Iowa on Monday evening, will be buried at Syracuse, Indiana Thursday afternoon. Mr. Meyer, who spent his boyhood days in this city, succumbed to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered several days ago.
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry MEYER, Sr., was born at Wabash, Indiana, on May 12th, 1866. Survivors are the wife, one son and a step-son, all of Mason City, Iowa; three sisters, Misses Rose [MEYER] and Caroline MEYER and Mrs. Emma SCULL, and one brother Henry MEYER, all of this city. Mrs. Scull was with her brother at the time of his death, being called to that city the latter part of last week.

Thursday, December 5, 1929

[no obits]

Friday, December 6, 1929

Elmer SMITH, 52, a life-long rsident of Union township and the owner of the East End Garage in Kewanna, died at eight o'clock Thursday evening at Woodlawn Hospital, in Rochester, following an operation for an obstruction of the bowels. Mr. Smith had been ill only since Tuesday.
Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel SMITH, was born in Kewanna on March fourth, 1877 and on April 29, 1902 in Rochester he was married to Gertrude INGRAM. For a number of years he had been engaged in the garage business.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Thelma [SMITH], at home and one son, Chester [SMITH], of Kewanna, and two grandchildren.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but it is thought services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.

Mrs. Louise GRAFFT, 68, well known resident of the Prairie Grove neighborhood seven miles southwest of Rochester, died at five o'clock Friday morning, death being due to paralysis. Mrs. Grafft had been in ill health for several years, suffering from diabetes, however, her condition had only been considered serious for the past two weeks, she having suffered two strokes of paralysis within that time. Her death occurred on her birthday anniversary.
The deceased was born in Woodward, Illinois on December sixth, 1861 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis ULRICH. In 1886 she was married to William H. GRAFFT and thirty years ago with her family moved from Illinois to Fulton County. She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren Church.
Survivors are her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Edna RIEHL, of Secor, Illinois; Mrs. Carl MICHAEL, of near Kewanna, and Miss Mamie [GRAFFT], at home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Following an illness of eight weeks of complications of diseases which developed following an operation for appendicitis, Virgil Warren GRAFFIS, 57, died at eleven o'clock last night at his farm home between Kewanna and Star City. Mr.Graffis had been confined to the Cass County Hospital in Logansport, during his illness but Thursday became so homesick that he was taken to his home regardless of the seriousness of his condition. He arrived at his home at four o'clock in the afternoon and his death resulted seven hours later.
Mr. Graffis is survived by his wife; mother, Mrs. George GRAFFIS, of Kewanna; two sons, Warren [GRAFFIS] of Indian Creek, and George W. [GRAFFIS], of Pasadena, California; three daughters, Sylde[?] [GRAFFIS], Doris [GRAFFIS] and Blanche [GRAFFIS], all at home; two brothers, and a sister, Earl [GRAFFIS], Thomas [GRAFFIS] and Mrs. Bertha ROUCH, near Kewanna. Definite funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Saturday, December 7, 1929

Milton LIVINGSTON, 60, well known farmer of near Argos, passed away early Friday from injuries suffered Thursday afternoon when he was gored by a bull. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the Church of the Brethren at Plymouth.
The accident occurred along State Road [U.S.] 31 near Argos while Livingston was in the act of leading the bull which he had obtained from a neighbor to his own home. The beast becoming unruly finally knocked Livingston down and then gored and pushed him for a distance of perhaps 50 feet along the fence line of Federal road 31 right-of-way.
John ALLEY who resides near the scene of the accident was attracted by Livingston's calls for help rushed to his rescue and with the assistance of other neighbors finally succeeded in driving off the beast.The injured man was taken to the Kelly hospital at Argos where his injuries were found to consist of several broken ribs and severe internal injuries.
Rev. J. A. APPLEMAN will have charge of the services which will be held at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the new Oakhill cemetery near Argos. Mr. Livingston is survived by the widow.

Mrs. George WOOLINGTON, of Leiters Ford, was called to Gary Friday by the death of her daughter. No details were given in the message by Mrs. Woolington.

Monday, December 9, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. LEONARD, of Macy, were called to Frankfort Sunday by the death of the infant daughter of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Onis LEONARD. The baby, who was named Carol Jane [LEONARD], was brought to Macy for burial. Mrs. Leonard remains in a very serious condition.

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi HORTON, near Wagoner Station, for their son, Eugene HORTON, aged 48, who died at 4:50 Sunday afternoon. Death was due to tetanus which developed after Mr. Horton stepped on a rusty nail ten days ago.
The deceased was born near Wagoner Station on July 3, 1881, the son of Levi G. and Susan (COFFING) HORTON, and all his life had been spent in the Wagoner Station and Fulton communities with the exception of four years spent in Florida. Mr. Horton two weeks ago planned to go to Florida for the winter but decided to remain at the home of his aged parents and help care for them. It was while engaged in tearing down an old building on his parents' farm that he steped on the rusty nail. When 16 years of age Mr. Horton united with the Christian church in Macy but later changed his membership to the Fulton Baptist church.
Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Davis HORTON, of Wagoner Station, one sister, Mrs. Lola ALLEN, of Jackson, Mich.; one niece and two nephews, Lenore [ALLEN] and Howard ALLEN, of Jackson, Mich., and Joseph HORTON, a student at Purdue University.
Rev. C. M. READ, of Macy, officiated at the funeral services and burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

William WARFIELD, 54, died last Friday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. Matilda WARFIELD, six miles west of Kewanna. Death followed an illness of two years with complications of diseases.
Mr. Warfield was born in Fulton county on Aug. 16, 1875, the son of Joseph and Matilda WARFIELD. His entire life had been spent in Fulton and Pulaski counties. Surviving are his mother, three brothers, Denny [WARFIELD] and Ned [WARFIELD], of near Kewanna, and Harry [WARFIELD] of California, and a sister, Mrs. Cecil BAKER, of Kewanna.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren BUTTS, of near Deedsville, left Monday morning for Havre, Montana, called by the death of Mrs. Butts' brother, Orton OLDS, aged 46. Mr. Olds died Sunday night following a major operation but no details were given in the message.
Mr. Olds was born near Deedsville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John OLDS, and a number of years [ago] he went to Montana where he took up a claim. A brother, Otto [OLDS] lives in Canada and Mrs. A. M. BURKETT of Macy, is an aunt.

Relatives here have received word of the death of Edward KRATHWOHL, 39, which took place last Thursday at his home in Fairchild, Wisconsin, following an illness of several weeks with complications. The deceased was born and raised in Fulton but had lived in Fairchild for several years where he operated a general store.
The survivors are his wife and three children of Fairchild; four brothers, John [KRATHWOHL] of Fulton, Frank [KRATHWOHL] of Twelve Mile, Homer [KARTHWOHL] and Phil [KRATHWOHL] of Mishawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Charles CABLE, of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Pearl KAHLER, of Worchester, Ohio.

Marking the seventh tragic death in Fulton county within three weeks the body of Miss Louise CARITHERS, aged 49, who had shot herself through the heart with a 32 caliber revolver, was found shortly aftr 9 o'clock Sunday night at the Carithers home two miles east of this city on the Barrett road, where she lived alone by her cousins Solomon [KEEL], Stella [KEEL] and Bess KEEL. Despondency over ill health and melancholia caused by the fact that she lived alone are advanced as the reason for her suicide.

The body of Miss Carithers was found after Nick ROBBINS, who lives in a cottage at Lake Manitou across the road from the Carithers farm home notified the Keels after he had received no answers to his calls at 7:30 Sunday evening when he went to the house after he had failed to see Miss Carithers around the yard at her home during the day and because the lights in the lower part of the house burned all day Sunday.
Solomon, Bess and Stella Keel drove to the Carithers home after they had been called by Mr. Robbins. Receiving no response to their knocks or calls and finding all of the doors locked, the Keels called Sheriff Ora CLARK. Sheriff Clark then notified Coroner A. E. STINSON and the two officials drove to the Carithers home. When they received no answers to their calls they broke in the door on the east side of the house.
The body of Miss Carithers was found on a cot in the living room. She was undressed and from appearances had just retired. The revolver which she used was found clasped tightly between her hands, the trigger guard around one of her fingers. The hands were powder burned which proved that Miss Carithers had killed herself. The bullet had passed directly through the heart. In order to place the mouth of the revolver over her heart Miss Carithers had pulled her night dress down in front.
Coroner Stinson and the Keels notified the immediate relatives of Miss Carithers who came to the farm home and ordered the body removed to a local undertaking parlor where it was prepared for burial. Coroner A. E. Stinson has not as yet filed his verdict in the death of Miss Carithers but has indicated that he will declare it was caused by an act on the part of Miss Carithers. Death according to Coroner Stinson had occurred 24 hours before the body was found.
The last person who saw Miss Carithers alive was Walter SIPE, proprietor of the Walt's Chili Parlor and Barbecue on the Barrett road, who went to the Carithers home Friday morning to purchase eggs for use in his barbecue stand as had been his custom for a number of years. At that time Mr. Sipe said that Miss Carithers did not appear or act any different to him than she had on any other of his trips there to make purchases.
Miss Bess Keel stated this morning that she talked over the telephone to Miss Carithers Friday afternoon at which time she said that she had been unable to sleep for the past three nights. Miss Keel said that she was positive that Miss Carithers had not intended to commit suicide when she retired Saturday night as she had washed a number of pieces of clothing and they were hanging in the kitchen to dry.
Miss Carithers had been in ill health for over three years caused by leakage of the heart. Those who knew her best said that she permitted minor things to worry her condierably. Some of her friends say that the cutting of the beautiful shade trees in front of the Carithers home for the right of way for State Road 14 had cause her considerable worry and sorrow.
Others say that on Thanksgiving Day and the days which followed until the time of her death she appeared morose and all attributed this to the fact that just a year ago on Thanksgiving her father was buried. Miss Carithers had cared for him almost entirely alone for six years during which period her parent was bedridden most of the time. Others say that Miss Carithers imagined many times at night that persons were attempting to steal chickens and other articles from the farm at which time she would open a window and fire a revolver into the air several times. The revolver which Miss Carithers used to kill herself she kept on a chair at the side of her cot or under her pillow.
Another theory advanced for the suicide is that Miss Carithers feared a blackmailing man who has made a practice of preying upon widows and maids who lived alone in this section of the state. His game was to call women at all times of the night and threaten them if they did not give him money he would cause them harm. This man who is known to have called Miss Carithers on several occasions last summer is now doing time on the penal farm, having been sent from a county west of Fulton.
His term on the farm was about over and some think that Miss Carithers knew this and feared that he would again try to harass and blackmail her. Relatives when asked today if Miss Carithers had ever told them of the blackmailer said that she had never confided in them about him. Miss Carithers had refused offers made by her brothers and sisters to live with them saying she much preferred to live alone at the old home. Miss Carithers was one of the wealthiest women in the county.
Sarah Louise [CARITHERS], daughter of Hiram and Melissa (COLLINS) CARITHERS was born on a farm northwest of Rochester, now the site of the Kentucky Stock farm, on July sixth, 1880 and her entire life had been spent in this county.
Miss Carithers was a graduate of the Rochester College and was a member of the Baptist Church in this city. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fred MOORE, of Logansport, Mrs. Walter BROOKER, of near Bruce Lake; two brothers, Albert CARITHERS, of Argos, and Franklin E. CARITHERS, east of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held from the Carithers home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Daniel PERRY pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in charge. The services will be private. The body will be interred in the mausoleum at the side of Miss Carrithers' father and mother.

Tuesday, December 10, 1929

Mrs. Irvin WALTERS, of near Richland Center, has received word of the death of her aunt Mrs. John SHAFER, which occurred at her home in Nappanee. Mrs. Shafer, whose maiden name was Romelia ALLEN, was a former resident of Aubbeenaubbee township. Surviving are three daughters, two sons and a step-son. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Nappanee Methodist church.

Wednesday, December 11, 1929

Clinton IRVINE has received word of the death of his brother, Perry IRVINE, aged 96, which occurred today at his home in Rockfall, Ill. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Walter McCALL and son, Billy [McCALL], Mr. Irvine and Mrs. Harry CHAMBERLAIN will go to Rockfall Thursday to attend the services.

Thursday, December 12, 1929

D. Earl ADAMSON, 45, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. ADAMSON, of this city, died Wednesday night at 10:30 at his home, 1006 Diamond Street in South Bend. Death followed a year's illness with heart trouble.
The deceased was born in Rochester on September 25, 1884 and grew to manhood in this city. For the past 25 years he had lived in South Bend and since February 16, 1917, he had been employed by the South Bend fire department. On June 19, 1911 in St. Joseph, Michigan he was married to Telka DICE. Mr. Adamson was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Firemen and Policemen Association.
Surviving are his parents, his wife, four children, James [ADAMSON] and Virginia [ADAMSON], at home, Helen WILNOR, of Wilmington, Delaware, and Marguerite ADAMSON, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the latter two being by a former marriage. Four brothers, Clarence [ADAMSON] and Arthur [ADAMSON], of Detroit, Michigan, Edgar [ADAMSON] of Davenport, Iowa, and Roy [ADAMSON], of Mentone and one sister, Mrs. Emerson FELDER, of West Palm Beach, Florida, also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Adamson home in South Bend. Burial will be made in the Highland cemetery in that city.

Friday, December 13, 1929

[no obits]

Saturday, December 14, 1929

Funeral services for Orton OLDS, who died a few days ago in Havre, Mont., will be held Sunday afternoon at the Ebenezer church near Deedsville. Burial will be in the Ebenezer cemetery. The body arrived in Denver Friday and was taken to the home of Mr. Olds' sister, Mrs. Warren BUTT, at Deedsville.

Roy KANOUSE, age 63, well known hotel and restaurant man and life long resident of the Argos community, died Saturday morning at three-thirty at the Bungalow Hotel in Argos. Mr. Kanouse had been ill with pneumonia and complications but two weeks, being bedfast eight days.
Roy, son of John and Margaret KANOUSE, was born near Argos, March 31, 1866. He spent all his life, except one year in South Bend, in Argos where he operated the Argos house in his early life and the Opera House Cafe for the past year. While in South Bend he managed the Broadway Hotel. Mr. Kanouse just recently sold the Opera House Cafe to the management of the Argos Cafe.
In Argos on December 30, 1896 he was united in marriage to Miss Myrtle SARBER. The deceased was a member of the Elks Lodge at Warsaw.
Survivors are the widow, two brothers, Allie [KANOUSE] of South Bend, and Will [KANOUSE] of Argos, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane McCOY of Argos and Mrs. Lucinda EASTERBROOK of San Diego, California.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at one-thirty in Argos with Rev. BAGBY of Chesterton officiating. Burial will be made at the Argos cemetery.

Elijah ROBINSON, 73, former resident of this city, dropped dead at his home in Culver Thursday evening, according to word received here by relatives. Death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Robinson lived in this community for a number of years moving from Rochester to Burr Oak. Later he moved to Culver. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Milton [ROBINSON] and Harold [ROBINSON], of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar FENNIMORE, of Finley, Ohio; and Mrs. Edgar SHAW, of Culver; and one brother, Horace ROBINSON of Peru. Voris CARTER of this city is a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Grace Reformed church in Culver. Burial will be made in the Culver cemetery.

Rochester relatives were informed early Saturday morning of the death of Harry K. SHIELDS, 43, former resident of this city, which occurred Friday night at his home in Winslow, Arizona. Death resulted from pneumonia after an illness of but one day. Mr. Shields who was born and educated in this city, left here about twenty-five years ago and traveled in all parts of the United States as an evangelical singer. During the last few years Mr. Shields and his family resided in Texas, California, and Arizona, where he was engaged in vocal work. Mr. Shields was gifted with an exceptionally pleasing tenor voice.
Harry K., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie SHIELDS, was born in Rochester and upon reaching manhood was united in marriage to Mary HURST, of Wagoner's Station. Soon after his marriage Mr. and Mrs. Shields left this city to take up evangelistic work. Survivors are the widow and three children, Lola [SHIELDS], Margaret [SHIELDS], and James [SHIELDS], all at home in Winslow, Ariz., and one brother, Leroy SHIELDS, of Indianapolis. Mrs. E. H. ANDREWS, of Peru, and Mrs. Bertha RANNELLS, of Chicago, are sisters-in-law of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held at the Shields home, Winslow, Ariz., on Monday afternoon and burial will be made at that city.

Monday, December 16, 1929

Mrs. Rachel BRIGGS, 93, pioneer resident of the Macy and Green Oak communities, died at eight o'clock Monday morning at the soldiers home in Lafayette. Mrs. Briggs had been in ill health for the past year, suffering from cancer, and was taken to the soldiers home five weeks ago.
Rachel [SHELTON], daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth SHELTON, was born on a farm near Green Oak and all of her life had been spent in the Green Oak and Macy communities with the exception of a few years spent in Kansas. Upon reaching womanhood she was married to Samuel McCARTER, who died a number of years ago. Later she was married to Robert BRIGGS. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Methodist Church in Macy.
Surviving are one son, Arthur McCARTER, of Logansport, six grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Albert BITTERS, and two nephews, John [SHELTON] and Horace SHELTON, of Rochester. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the Macy Christian Church for [George Esta] TOMBAUGH, age 45, who died Friday at his home three and one-half miles west of Roann. Mr. Tombaugh had been an invalid for several years.
He was born near [Gilead, a son of Hezekiah and Hannah SPECK TOMBAUGH] and lived in the Macy and Roann communities all his life. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Josephine HURST, who died nine years ago. Up until the time of his illness he was employed as a motorman on the Winona Interurban.
Survivors are one brother, Jesse [Lawrence] TOMBAUGH of Rochester, one sister, Goldie TOMBAUGH of Culver, and three sons, Wayne [Hurst TOMBAUGH], Gerald [Howe TOMBAUGH] and Robert [Lincoln TOMBAUGH] at home.
Services were conducted by Rev. Dale OLDHAM of the Church of God of Akron and burial was made in the Plainview cemetery at Macy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Sharon Church, three miles south of Leiters Ford, for William MONESMITH, age 83 life long farmer of Fulton County, who died Sunday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam MOON of South Bend. Mr. Monesmith had been ill with complications for many years. Upon the death of his wife, who was formerly Sara FOUT, which occurred three years ago, Mr. Monesmith was taken to the home of his daughter.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Sam MOON of South Bend, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be in charge of Rev. H. L. ADAMS, pastor of the Methodist church at Leiters Ford and burial will be made in the [Moon] cemetery adjacent to the Sharon Church.

Tuesday, December 17, 1929

[no obits]

Wednesday, December 18, 1929

Mrs. Louisa NORRIS, 76, died at two o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. I. ZECHIEL, in Macy. Mrs. Norris, who had made her home with her daughter for several years, had been ill since August 7th with creeping paralysis.
The deceased [Louisa ADLER] was born in Seneca County, Ohio on January 16, 1853 and upon reaching womanood was married to Harvey I. NORRIS. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Evangelical Church and an active member of the W.C.T.U.
Surviving other than the daughter, are three sons, Dr. A. A. NORRIS of Elkhart, and Dr. N. S. NORRIS, of Culver, and William G. NORRIS, of Plymouth; one brother, William H. ADLER, of Marrima, Olahoma, and a step-sister, Mrs. Lily COPP, of Culver.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Washington Evangelical Church, near Culver. Dr. L. C. BENTLY, of Kokomo, district superintendent of the Methodist Church, will have charge of the services and will be assisted by Rev. ADAMS, of Hibbard. Burial will be made in the Culver cemetery.

Funeral services for Rachel BRIGGS, aged 93, of Macy, who died Monday morning at the soldiers home in Lafayette, will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the Macy Methodist Church. Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, of Silver Lake, will officiate and burial will be made in the Shelton cemetery, south of Rochester. The body of Mrs. Briggs was brought to the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. George WASHINGTON, near Macy, Tuesday.

Thursday, December 19, 1929

Jonathan WHITAKER, aged 78, died at two o'clock Thursday morning at the county infirmary, death being due to paralysis. Mr. Whitaker had been ill since last May. The deceased had been at the county infirmary for the past six years, coming there from Fulton. No relatives survive.

Robert Allen [HETZNER], ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HETZNER, formerly of this city, died at three o'clock Thursday morning at the Hetzner home at 468 East Second Street in Peru. Death followed a month's illness with pneumonia. The child was born in Rochester on July 20, 1919 and moved with his parents to Peru several years ago.
Surviving are the parents and one brother, Deverl [HETZNER]. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the residence. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Peru.

Friday, December 20, 1929

William DEMONT, aged 82, well known resident of this city, died Thursday night at the home of his son, Eugene DEMONT, near Argos. Death followed an illness of only one day with heart trouble. Mr. Demont made his home in Rochester with his daughter, Mrs. Elmer GORDON, 930 Franklin Avenue, and had gone to his son's home two weeks ago to visit.
The deceased was born in Buchanan, Michigan on October eighth, 1847 and came to Rochester 40 years ago. For a number of yeas Mr. Demont operated a grocery store in this city. He was a member of the Maccabee and Red Men Lodge and Christian Church in this city.
The body will be brought to Rochester as soon as the weather permits for funeral services and burial. The announcement of the time of the funeral will be given in Saturday's News-Sentinel.

Isaac HOGUE, 81, who was employed as a painter for the Studebaker Corporation for over fifty years in South Bend, died at 6:30 Friday morning at the home of his son, Harry Hogue, west of Rochester. Mr. Hogue had been in ill health for the past three years and death was due to the infirmities of old age.
Mr. Hogue was born in Pennsylvania on June third 1848 and moved to South Bend when only seven years of age. Upon reaching manhood he was married to Elizabeth RITTER, now deceased. For fifty years Mr. Hogue was employed by the Studebaker Corporation but had been retired for several years. He had lived with his son, west of Rochester, for the past three years, coming here from South Bend.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie JOERS, of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Frederick BRURH, of Chicago, four sons, Jacob R. HOGUE, of Detroit, Michigan, Joe [HOGUE], of Los Angeles, and Harry [HOGUE] and Earl F. [HOGUE], of Rochester. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Saturday, December 21, 1929

Undertakers experienced considerable difficulty in caring for the body of the late Isaac HOGUE, 81 year old painter who died Friday morning. Upon being called to come to the home of Harry HOGUE, the deceased man's son, west of Rochester, they found the roads impassible for their automobile. Later on Harry Hogue hitched his horses to a bob sled and made his way with considerable difficulty to the city. Zimmerman Brothers then accompanied him back to the home and the bobsled made a third trip [to] bring the body into town. It is now at the Zimmerman Brothers morgue. The body will be kept there until the roads are opened and then will be taken to South Bend for burial.
On Friday when the Zimmerman Brothers ambulance was called to Harry CASPER home on South Main street it was necessary that a path be cleared through the snow for one half block before the automobile could be driven to the house and Mrs. Lila KIMP, who was ill, lifted into the machine.
All undertakers in the county report that all funerals that were to be held this week have been indefinitely postponed and will not be held until the roads are passable.
Several cases of persons stranded in the city who are without funds temporarily are reported. Many have been doing odd jobs around the town and will keep working until the roads are cleared. Others are leaving the automobiles here and departing from town by train.

George W. COOK, 79, well known Liberty township resident, died at 4:40 Saturday morning at the home of his son, Henry COOK, one mile south of Fulton. Death followed an illness of two weeks with paralysis. Mr. Cook's home was in Fulton but [he] had gone to his son's home three weeks ago to visit.
The deceased was born in Wellersburg, Pa., on November 10, 1850 and came to Fulton with his parents when only six years old. For 49 years Mr. Cook operated a grocery store in Fulton, retiring only two years ago on account of failing health. Upon reaching manhood Mr. Cook was married to [Amanda L.] MARTIN, who died several years ago. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John ZOOK, Mrs. Rose EYTCHESON and Mrs. Howard FRAIN, of South Bend, and Mrs. Bert ABBOTT, of Rochester; four sons, Elmer [COOK] and Henry [COOK] of Fulton, Ray [COOK] and Lee [COOK], of Detroit, Michigan. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.
No definite funeral arrangements have been made.

Funeral services for the late William DEMONT who died Friday while visiting with relatives at Argos will be held from the Christian church here Monday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. C. C. MAPLE of Argos in charge assisted by Rev. G. W. TITUS and Rev. J. B. GLEASON. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Monday, December 23, 1929

Mrs. Benjamin C. OLIVER, 75, life long resident of Fulton County, died at 2:15 Monday morning at her home at 1330 Franklin Avenue. Death followed an illness of several years, however her condition had only been serious one week.
The deceased [Sarah J. MILLER] was born on December ninth, 1854 the daughter of George and Hester MILLER and her entire life had been spent in this vicinity. On November 30th, 1876 she was married to Benjamin C. OLIVER. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Oliver lived on a farm in the Green Oak neighborhood moving to Rochester nine years ago. Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are her husband; one granddaughter, Mrs. Delois SEVERNS, three brothers, John [MILLER], Gideon [MILLER] and Clem V. MILLER, all of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR and Mrs. Frank ONSTOTT, of Rochester and three great-grandchildren. A son, Elmer [OLIVER], died several years ago.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home with Rev. C. S. DAVISSON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Friends and relatives here were shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Lorene CESSNA SHREVE, aged 26, which occurred Sunday evening at her home in Mishawaka. Death was due to child birth.
Lorene CESSNA, daughter of L. E. and Hattie CESSNA, was born on a farm four miles west of Rochester November 29, 1903. She attended the public schools in the Rochester community, leaving here seven years ago to go to Mishawaka. In June 1925 in that city she was married to Vivian SHREVE.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Betty Lou [SHREVE] and Marijo [SHREVE[; her mother, Mrs. Hattie CESSNA, of Kokomo; four brothers, John [CESSNA] and Otto [CESSNA], west of Rochester; Dale [CESSNA] of Chicago and Keith [CESSNA] of Mishawaka; three sisters, Mrs. Doris MORTHMORE, of Kokomo, Mrs. Alma DAVIS, of Seattle, Washington and Miss Minnie CESSNA of Mishawaka; two nieces and six nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist Church in Rochester. Rev. BOUWMAN, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mishawaka, will have charge of the services and will be assisted by Rev. J. B. GLEASON. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery here.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the First Presbyterian Sunday School, in Kokomo, for George LEWIS, 76, former resident of the Leiters Ford community. Rev. Hurd Allyn DRAKE will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. A. T. RONK of North Manchester. Burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.
Mr. Lewis was born at Denver, Ind., on April first, 1853 and was one of a family of ten children. In 1880 at Macy he was married to Anna WLKINSON. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Lewis lived on a farm seven miles northwest of Rochester, moving to Kokomo in March, 1920.
The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Byron [LEWIS], of Kokomo; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah CHARLES, of Orlando, Florida; Mrs. Louise WOOLEY and Mrs. Anna WHISLER, of Denver and one brother, William [LEWIS] of Argos.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fulton United Brethren church for George COOK, who died Saturday morning. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.

Mrs. Selden J. BROWN left Monday morning for Rochester, N. Y., called by the death of her sister, Miss Ruth MIDDLETON. No details were given in the message to Mrs. Brown.

Funeral services were held in the L. H. Orvis funeral home in South Bend at 1 o'clock today for the late Isaac HOGUE, aged 80, who died at his son's home west of this city Thursday morning. Rev. B. N. COVERT pastor of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church of South Bend was in charge. Interment was made in the South Bend city cemetery. A large delegation of Studebaker Company employees including many of the high officials of the concern were present at the service to honor Mr. Hogue who for over 50 years was a buggy finisher in the Studebaker plant in South Bend. At one time he held the position of chief buggy finisher and striper. He was placed on the pension list by the Studebaker Company in 1912.

Tuesday, December 24, 1929

Relatives received word today of the death of Dr. George A. HILL, aged 63, former resident of this city which occurred at 4:45 Saturday evening in a hospital at Marshalltown, Iowa. Funeral services were held in Marshalltown, Iowa, Monday. Burial was made at Marshalltown.
Dr. Hill's death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Dec. 12. He was moved to a hospital at Marshalltown on Dec. 16. He was unconscious from the time he was moved to the hospital until his death.
Dr. Hill suffered his first stroke of paralysis while making a drive to care for a patient who lived west of this city during the severe winter of 1918. This stroke left Dr. Hill a cripple. He sought relief in hospitals in Indianapolis, South Bend and at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Hill was born in Fulton on October 30, 1866, the son of John and Elizabeth HILL. He moved to this city with his parents in 1872 and attended the public schools of this city. Upon his graduation from Rochester high school Dr. Hill enrolled in the Indiana University Medical school at Indianapolis, from which school he graduated with high honors.
Dr. Hill returned to this county to practice. At various times he had offices in Athens, Talma and Rochester. During the past ten years Dr. Hill's condition was such that he could not practice medicine all of the time. He was a member of the Lutheran church and the Masonic lodge of this city.
In 1897 Dr. Hill was married to Daisy WILSON, who survives, as do two sisters, Mrs. Rose MILLER, of Roanoke, and Mrs. Terressa WARNER, of Huntington, and one brother John F. HILL of this city, who operates a blacksmith and buggy repairing shop on South Main Street.

Wednesday, December 25, 1929

[no paper - holiday]

Thursday, December 26, 1929

Mrs. Sarah MIDDLETOWN, aged 78, who has been employed in an Argos home as a housekeeper dropped dead Tuesday afternoon in the Winona Railway Station at Mentone while on her way to Milford to spend Christmas with her family.

Mrs. Esther FOUTS, aged 89, well known Macy resident died at eight o'clock Christmas night at her home in Macy. Mrs. Fouts had been in ill health for several years and two weeks ago fell and broke her hip. Her condition had been serious since that time.
The deceased [Esther SWOVERLAND] was born in Pennsylvania on October 27, 1840 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel SWOVERLAND. When five years old she came with her parents to Chili and the remainder of her life was spent in the Chili and Macy communities. Upon reaching womanhood she was married in Wayne county to Lewis FOUTS. Mrs. Fouts was a member of the Macy Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, Joseph FOUTS, of Macy; one grandson, Guy WILSON, of California, and a great-grandson, also of California. One son, Harvey [FOUTS] died at the age of 19 and a daughter, Mrs. Laura Emma WILSON, passed away in 1891.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Macy Methodist church with Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Sylvanus NEWTON has received word of the death of her brother, James WARD, which took place Tuesday morning at his home in St. Joseph, Michigan. No details were given in the message to Mrs. Newton. Mr. Ward formerly lived in this city.

Friday, December 27, 1929

Friends in this city received word this morning of the death of Mrs. Emma BUNNELL, aged 63, which occurred at her home in Hammond yesterday after a several weeks illness caused by heart trouble. Mrs. Bunnell and her husband Charles BUNNELL moved away from this city 25 years ago. The deceased will be remembered by the older residents of this city. She was a cripple and after moving to Hammond engaged in the real estate business and became a very successful operator although she was bedfast all of the time. Only the husband survives. The body will arrive in this city over the Erie Saturday at 1:18 p.m. Committal services will be held at the Odd Fellows cemetery in charge of Rev. Dan PERRY.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah FISHER, who died at Warren last Monday, were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church at Silver Lake. Burial was made at the Silver Lake cemetery. Mrs. Fisher is a former resident of Silver Lake.

Saturday, December 28, 1929

Andrew J. GELBAUGH, aged 78, died at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home 421 West Seventh Street after a three months illness caused by neuritis. The deceased was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 14, 1851, th son of Philip and Katherine GELBAUGH.
Mr. Gelbaugh when 14 years of age moved to Bucyrus, Ohio with his parents. When he was 21 years of age Mr. Gelbaugh came to this county settling on a farm near Kewanna where he remained until 31 years ago when he moved to this city to make his home. By occupation, Mr. Gelbaugh was a farmer and a carpenter.
Survivors are the widow who was Elvira SLICK BIBLER whom the deceased married at Kewanna in 1881, two daughters, Mrs. Alf CARTER of this city and Mrs. Milton ROBINSON of South Bend, three step-sons, William [BIBLER], Charles [BIBLER] and Albert BIBLER and a sister Mrs. E. M. EMSBERGER of Pontiac, Mich.
Mr. Gelbaugh was a member of the International Bible Students Association and for over 50 years was affiliated with the Odd Fellows lodge.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with the Rev. F. G. KUEBLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Matilda OSGOOD, aged 80, a life long resident of this county, died at her home, 125 West Sixth street, at 9 o'clock this morning after a year's illness caused by paralysis of the nerves. A greater portion of the year Mrs. Osgood has been bedfast.
The deceased [Matilda SPOTTS] was born on a farm one mile northeast of this city, the daughter of David and Lucinda SPOTTS. In 1863 she was married to Obed OSGOOD who a short time after the marriage joined the Northern Army and served during the remainder of the Civil War.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Martha METCALF and Mrs. Alice EMRICK of this city, one brother, William [SPOTTS] of Goshen and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Osgood was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Monday, December 30, 1929

Word was received Sunday by relatives in this city of the death of R. Wiley McCAUGHEY, a prominent attorney of Massillon, Ohio.

Mrs. Frank RUSH, 56, a life long resident of Fulton county, died suddenly Sunday evening at 10:15 in her home at 1316 Madison Street, death being due to a heart attack. Mrs. Rush, who did practical nursing, was forced to give up a case and return to her home a few days ago suffering from a severe cold, however her condition was not regarded as serious. Sunday night she suffered the attack, death resulting within a few minutes.
Julia [CATES], daughter of William and Anna CATES, was born on a farm in Fulton County, near Rochester, February fourth, 1873. On June 26, 1890 she was married to Frank RUSH. Mr. and Mrs. Rush spent most of their married life on farms in this community, moving to Rochester eight years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Zion.
Surviving [are], her husband, two daughters, Mrs. John CESSNA, west of Rochester, and Mrs. CASTLEMAN, of Phoenix, Arizona and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from the daughter, living in Phoenix.

Mrs. A. L. BIGGS, 60, former resident of this community, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Dana BIGGS, in Converse, death being due to pneumonia. Mrs. Biggs had been ill only one week. The deceased will be remembered here as Miss Emily BAILEY, oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dwella BAILEY.
Surviving are her husband, eight children and a number of sisters. Among the sisters are Mrs. R. B. HENDRICKSON of Rochester, Mrs. Ed MYERS, of Fulton, Mrs. C. C. CUSTER, of Logansport, Mrs. Rufus JONES, of Argos and Mrs. George WALTERS, of Argos.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Evangelical Church on West Third Street in Logansport.

C. F. SMITH, of Macy, received a message Monday morning apprising him of the death of his brother-in-law, William T. McCARTER, 75, which occurred at his home in Elreno, Okla., Sunday afternoon.
Mr. McCarter was born in the Woodrow neighborhood, southeast of Rochester 75 years ago. In the year of 1876 he was united in marriage to Lucy F. SMITH and to this union three daughters survive.
Mr and Mrs. McCarter left this vicinity about 50 years ago and for a number of years resided in Kansas. Later they removed to Oklahoma, where they took up and proved a land claim. Mrs. McCarter who has several relatives in the southern part of Fulton county, visited here a little over a year ago.
The funeral services and burial will be conducted at Elreno, Okla.

The four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond FISHER, of South Bend, who died Saturday morning of black diphtheria, was buried Saturday afternoon in the Richland Center cemetery. Mrs. Fisher was formerly Miss Crystal ROGERS, niece of Bert KESTNER of this city.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Matilda OSGOOD who died at her home on West Sixth Street Saturday morning were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the residence with the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY in charge. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Tuesday, December 31, 1929

The funeral services for Mrs. Frank RUSH, which were to have been held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, have been postponed until a later date.

Word was received here today of the death of Hal HERRINGTON, age 25, at Gary recently following an operation for sinus trouble. The deceased was the son of Fred A. and Grace BUCHANAN HERRINGTON, and at one time resided in Rochester. Prof. Herrington was for several years the head of Rochester College and his son was well known here as a boy.
Hal Herrington was born at Gilead but spent most of his boyhood in Rochester. He graduated from Hebron High School and from Valparaiso University in 1925. He was married to Miss Odine BURROUGHS Sept. 24, 1928. At the time of his death he was a teller in the South Side Savings Bank at Gary.
Short services were held in Gary and the body was then taken to Hebron for burial. The father and mother who survive now live in Medina, Ohio.
Mrs. Martin L. PATTERSON, aged 82 one of Akron's most prominent residents, died very suddenly at 5:15 Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy JONES, 429 West Fifth Street, in Rochester. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Patterson was engaged in piecing a quilt and it was while at work she was stricken, death resulting before a physician could be summoned. Mrs. Patterson's death came as a great shock to the members of her family and friends as she had been enjoying unusually good health.
Viola Emerine [HAKINS], daughter of George and Abigail Jane (DAVIDSON) HAKINS, was born on a farm one mile west of Macy on September 17th, 1847. On September 12th, 1877 she was married to Martin L. PATTERSON at the home of her parents with the late Rev. Aaron WALKER performing the ceremony. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Patterson lived on a farm near Gilead, moving from there to Akron 44 years ago. The couple had made their home with their daughter in this city for the past two winters.
Mrs. Patterson was always considered one of Akron's most public spirited citizens and was active in both private and civic affairs in that community. The deceased was instrumental in establishing the Akron library and had served as president of the Akron library board ever since its foundation. For many years she was head of the Red Cross society in Akron and also served as president of the old cemetery association in Akron, and in fact most of the credit for the reclamation and beautifying of this cemetery is given to her.
Mrs. Patterson was also a very active worker in the Akron Methodist church, of which she was a member, and served as president of the Ladies Aid society for several years. She also took a great interest in the work of the missionary society. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge and had served in various offices.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roy JONES, and two sisters, Mrs. Victoria A. STRATTON, of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Ida M. KEEGAN of Shawnee, Oklahoma. The latter arrived this afternoon to attend the funeral. Mrs. Patterson was one of eight children and a brother, Thomas W. [HAKINS], died while serving in the Civil War.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Jones home. Rev. R. H. WEHRLEY, pastor of the Akron Methodist Church, will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. T. L. STOVALL, pastor of the Rochester M. E. Church. Burial will be made in the mausoleum in Rochester.